Politics and Society Conference 2019 | Deadline für Call for Papers bis zum 28 Juni verlängert


Deadline für Call for Papers bis zum 28. Juni verlängert | Politics and Society Conference 2019

East Central Europe Thirty Years Following the End of Communism

Sibiu, Romania 27.–­28. September 2019

Organized by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu Department of International Relations, Political Science and Security Studies and the Alumni FSSU ULBS Association


The past thirty years following the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe witnessed impressive change in various aspects of political, economic, social and cultural areas. Democratization, institutional change and marketization have transformed the regional landscape, with many of the countries from the region becoming members of NATO and the European Union, while the rest started the negotiation process. However, recent developments in several countries from the region offered new perspectives on democratic consolidation, with democratic backsliding threatening the accumulation process and questioning the solidity of numerous transformations pertaining to Europeanization and the rule of law.

The democratic backsliding occurs in a context marked by consistent change in the international relations, where the advancement of NATO in Eastern Europe triggered the response from the Russian Federation, making the EU neighborhood policy a very complicated matter with respect to the frozen conflicts and de-­‐facto states from the region. Moreover, domestic issues now combine in very intricate ways with regional and international topics, mixing migration policies, economic development and state (lack of) sovereignty with national and European elections. From the optimist perspective of ending post-­‐communist transition with a consolidation phase, this is quite a surprise to see how de-­‐ democratization, the rise of the radical parties, protest, new media, widespread populism and fake-­‐news combine in public sphere.

The Politics & Society Conference 2019 aims at shedding new light on new developments in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as at offering a broader perspective on the long-­‐term political, social and economic processes that have transformed the region. The conference encourages papers that address the following issues, but are not limited to:

  • Democratization and de-democratization
  • The rise of new populist radical parties
  • Political ideologies in times of crisis
  • Political participation in the era of mass communication
  • Local governance and local democracy
  • The tension between EU integration and state sovereignty
  • NATO Eastern enlargement and regional tensions
  • De-facto states and frozen conflicts
  • The changing relations between Russia and East Central Europe
  • Migration and social change
  • The evolution in dominant social values
  • The (trans)formation of class in the process of full marketization
  • Nationalism as a political force


Conference tracks

  • Track 1: Parties and ideologies
  • Track 2: Political marketing
  • Track 3: Challenges to Local Government in ECE Countries
  • Track 4: The Germans in East Central Europe: local identities, transnational identities
  • Track 5: Flight and Migration: Research, policies and practice in different European countries
  • Track 6: Russia and East Central Europe: Thirty years of tense relations


International Advisory Board

  • Michael Ambrosi, University of Trier
  • Antonella Capelle Pogăcean, Sciences Po, Paris
  • Stanislav Cernyavsky, Center for Post-Soviet Studies, Moscow
  • Philippe Claret, University of Bordeaux
  • Djivorin Djuric, Institute of Political Studies, Belgrade
  • Tatiana Dubovic, Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev
  • Petru Negură, Free International University, Chisinau
  • Sorina Soare, University of Florence
  • Serghei Sprincean, Institute of Legal, Political and Social Studies, Chisinau
  • Camil Ungureanu, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona



  • Early bird – PhD/MA students: 30 euros
  • Early bird – Scholars from Romania, CEE, CIS: 40 euros
  • Early bird – Scholars from other countries: 50 euros
  • Late registration: 60 euros (participants who register after September 15, 2019)

The conference fee covers the conference package, coffee breaks, lunches, and the conference reception.

The paper proposals can be submitted via the on-­‐line conference system available at http://conferences.ulbsibiu.ro/crissp/ocs/index.php/psc/psc2019. The language of the conference is English.



  • Application with paper proposals – May 20, 2019
  • Applicants are notified on the status of their proposal – May 31, 2019
  • Registration deadline – September 15, 2019


Contact information

Call for Papers | Internationale Tagung an der Universität Prishtina/Pristina (Kosovo)


Call: Internationale Tagung an der „Abteilung für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur“ an der Universität Prishtina „Hasan Prishtina“

25.–29. Sept. 2019


(25.9. Anreisetag/ 26.–27.9. gegen 13 Uhr Vorträge/ 27.–28.9. geführte landeskundliche Exkursion nach Durres mit Übernachtung/ Rückkehr nach Pristina 28.9. gegen Abend/ Heimreisetag 29.9.2019)

Germanistik in Südosteuropa (SOE) und Mittelosteuropa (MOE) – Bildung und Ausbildung für einen polyvalenten Arbeitsmarkt

Die Tagung thematisiert die Herausforderungen, denen sich germanistische Institute in Südosteuropa und Mittelosteuropa stellen [müssen], versucht eine Bestandsaufnahme, benennt Positionen und Probleme.

Zu folgenden thematischen Schwerpunkten bitten wir um Beiträge. Vorträge aus der Perspektive Bildungspolitik, Sprachwissenschaft und Fremdsprachendidaktik sind gleichermaßen willkommen:

  • Germanistik und Arbeitsmarkt in Südost- und Mittelosteuropa: Bestandsaufnahme‐ Positionen – Probleme
  • Germanisten in der Wirtschaft – Perspektiven für Absolventinnen und Absolventen germanistischer Studiengänge
  • Arbeitsmarktorientierte Studienfächer und -richtungen für einen lokalen und globalen Arbeitsmarkt
  • Zusammenarbeit von Hochschulen mit dem sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Umfeld
  • Die Deutschlehrerausbildung – Herausforderungen und Probleme
  • Fremdsprachenunterricht:
  • Fremdsprachenunterricht im Hinblick auf die Anforderungen des Arbeitsmarktes,
  • Fachsprachen in Unterrichtsprogrammen,
  • Fachsprachen in der Translation,
  • Fachsprachenpropädeutik im Hochschulstudium.

Diese Tagung versteht sich als Fortführung einer Tagungsreihe, die vor drei Jahren in Hermannstadt/ Rumänien an der Lucian Blaga-Universität begann, dann vom Institut für Germanistik Opole/Polen fortgesetzt wurde, 2018 an der TU Berlin (Fachgebiet für Deutsch als Fremd- und Fachsprache) stattfand und nun 2019 an der Hasan Prishtina Universität stattfinden wird.

Die Konferenzgebühr beträgt 50,- EURO.

Bitte melden Sie sich mit Ihrem Vortragsthema (auch Arbeitsthema) bis zum 30.5.2019 bei uns.
Bis zum 30.6.2019 bitten wir Sie um ein Abstract (max. 10 Zeilen) sowie Angaben zu Ihrer Person (max. 4 Zeilen) unter folgenden Adressen an:

Bitte lassen Sie uns bereits bei der Anmeldung Ihres Beitrags wissen, ob Sie an der Exkursion nach Durres teilnehmen werden.

Hier geht zur vollständigen Ausschreibung (PDF)

Call for Papers | Digging Politics: The Ancient Past and Political Present in East-Central Europe

Workshop Date: 12th – 13th June 2019 at Durham University, University College


This workshop will explore political uses of ancient pasts and archaeology in east-central Europe in the states during the Cold War and post-communist period. While studies have often focused on individual episodes such as Dacomania in Romania or the Thracian past in Bulgaria, this workshop will bring together different approaches and disciplines in a collaborative, comparative and interdisciplinary manner. We invite proposals for papers from scholars working on the region (loosely conceived) to establish a conversation about uses of the ancient past from the Cold War to the present.


Possible questions and issues might include (but are not limited to):

Thinking about why ancient pasts became so important to east-central Europe from the late-twentieth century

  • Considering which narratives emerged
  • The location and exhibition of ‘ancient pasts’
  • The formation of networks of knowledge and knowledge transfer among experts in the regions
  • Identifying transnational and comparative developments in the period
  • The relationship between the local, the national, and the transnational/European dimension
  • Processes of forming cultural identity
  • Exploring the actors in shaping ‘ancient pasts’
  • The role particular disciplines took on in ‘creating’ ancient pasts
  • The wider reception of ancient pasts in east-central European societies


Please submit an abstract of up to 300 words with a brief biography to e.r.hanscam@durham.ac.uk and james.koranyi@durham.ac.uk by 15 March 2019

https://www.dur.ac.uk/history/events/cfpdiggingthepast/ (externer Link)

Call for Papers | International Conference From West to East: Metamorphoses of Discourses in Europe

Dear Colleagues,

Please find enclosed the calls for papers (in French and in English) of the International Conference
De l’Ouest à l’Est : Métamorphoses des Discours en Europe From West to East: Metamorphoses of Discourses in Europe, to be held in Bucharest on 24.–25 October 2019.
The Conference is organised by the University of Bucharest and the Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy, under the aegis of the Observatory on Discourses and Counter-Discourses related to the European Construction (France) and is supported by The Regional Francophone Centre of Advances Research in Social Sciences (CEREFREA) in Bucharest.

We kindly invite you to submit your communication proposals by email to colloquebucarest2019@gmail.com until the 30th of April 2019.

Please feel free to disseminate the calls to your networks.

Best regards,

Valentina Pricopie
On behalf of the Organisation Committee

Prof. Valentina PRICOPIE
Senior Researcher

Social Europe Research Laboratory
Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy
Calea 13 Septembrie, 13. 050711 Bucharest – Romania


Chères et chers Collègues,

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous, les appels a communication (en Français et en Anglais) du Colloque international  De l’Ouest à l’Est : Métamorphoses des Discours en Europe From West to East: Metamorphoses of Discourses in Europe, qui se tiendra à Bucarest les 24 et 25 octobre 2019.

Le Colloque  est organisé par l’Université de Bucarest et Institut de Sociologie de l’Académie Roumaine,  sous l’égide de l’Observatoire des discours et contre-discours relatifs à la construction européenne (France), et bénéficie de l’aimable support du Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales (CEREFREA) à Bucarest.

Appel :

Nous vous invitons à adresser vos propositions de communications par mail au colloquebucarest2019@gmail.com jusqu’au 30 avril 2019, au plus tard.

Merci de faire circuler les appels auprès de vos réseaux respectifs.

Avec mes pensées les meilleures,

Valentina Pricopie
Pour le comité d’organisation

Call for Papers | The Frustrated Peace: The Versailles Treaty and its Political, Social and Economic Impact on Europe

Call for papers
The Frustrated Peace: The Versailles Treaty and its Political, Social and Economic Impact on Europe

26.–27 September 2019

The Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences
The Institute of Global History at Faculty of Arts, Charles University

Conference languages: english, german

When the last shots of the just finished war fell silent in November 1918, it began to be clear that despite the shock of immeasurable economic and human suffering, it would be possible to approach the emerging post-war period as an opportunity to transform Europe, or the whole world order, which, after the collapse of traditional monarchies, would create a framework shaped by the new political regimes and social structures. The most influential platform for building the new order was the peace talks in Paris, taking place from January 1919 to January 1920. The agreements with the individual defeated states could, in a wider perspective, provide the basis for a transformation of the then-world that would prevent or, at the very least, minimize the possibility of a repetition of major wars in the future.
The planned conference should provide answers to the question of to what extent the post-war states were able to define that symbolic “starting” line and (not) use it to further transformations inside the European or world society. Welcomed are papers that approach the legacy of the Versailles Peace Treaty in broader methodological and conceptual perspectives, and would present the specific consequences and effects of the so-called Versailles Peace System, whether in the political, social, economic or cultural areas.

Selected papers will be printed in a conference collective monograph, the issue of which is planned for 2020.

Please send proposals of contributions (title, abstract, CV) to 28 February 2019 at the email address:


Call for Papers (PDF Datei)