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Tenured position: Digital Strategies - Associate Professor of Communication at Old Dominion University

  The Department of Communications and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion 
University is seeking to hire a tenure-eligible Associate Professor of 
Digital Strategies for Fall 2019. The individual filling this position 
will play a leadership role in shaping the department’s growing public 
relations concentration, supervise graduate students on digital 
strategic communications projects and research, and will serve as the 
founding executive director of a student-led digital services firm that 
designs and implements multimedia campaigns for real-world clients.

We are seeking a scholar-practitioner with strong commitments to 
entrepreneurial research, community-engaged research, service learning, 
and enhancing diversity. The ideal candidate will have worked in digital 
strategic communications, audience cultivation and engagement via social 
media, public relations, crisis communications, or user experience 
design both in and outside of academia, for either private, public, 
non-profit or grassroots organizations, and maintains an active research 
agenda in one or more of those areas. The successful candidate will have 
a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. The 
candidate should possess strong networking and stakeholder cultivation 
skills, and possess the ability to develop interdisciplinary 
partnerships with other communication-related academic disciplines.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Communications, Digital Media 
Studies, Public Relations, or a related field. They must have a research 
portfolio and track record worthy of tenure and the rank of Associate 
Professor at a Carnegie-designated High Research Activity institution. 
They must have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience at the 
University level (with experience teaching both undergraduate and 
graduate students strongly preferred).

We are interested in candidates whose research interests also intersect 
with qualitative research methods, organizational communications, media 
industries studies, platform studies, health or science communications. 
Grant writing skills would be a valuable asset. Digital campaign 
management experience is also an asset.

To be considered for the position, applicants must provide a letter 
outlining their experience and interest in the position, a CV, a writing 
sample, an example of a digital strategic communications 
project/campaign they have worked on, and a list of three references. 
References will not be contacted until the campus visit stage of the 
interview process. Evaluation of applicant packets will commence 
December 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action 
institution. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with 
disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
   
  
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Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Media & Cultural/Creative Industries, Department of Communication Studies, York University

  Department of Communications Studies
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Media & Cultural/Creative Industries
 
Posted: November 13, 2018
Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2018
 
The Department of Communication Studies at York University invites applications from outstanding early career scholars who specialize in Media & Cultural/Creative Industries to be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC). The successful CRC is expected to have the necessary qualifications to be appointed as a professorial tenure-track or tenured professor at the Assistant or Associate level. The start date for this position is July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communications or a related discipline: applications are welcome from any subfield, with a preference for those with a specialization in Communications and Digital Media. The ideal candidate will be an excellent emerging world-class researcher with demonstrated potential for international recognition in his/her field integrating a pioneering approach to the study of the political and social benefits of research. The successful candidate will have demonstrated potential for excellence in the study of how to build, and engage in, collaborative research initiatives to address media and cultural/creative industries with an emphasis on digital cultures. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research with a strong record of theoretical innovation. Preference will be given to those successful in obtaining peer-reviewed external research funding and with experience supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and/or the potential to attract, develop, and retain excellent students and future researchers, while contributing to curricular development in her/his area of specialization, and participate actively in the graduate program. The successful applicant shall be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.
 
The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program seeks to attract outstanding researchers for careers at Canadian universities. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., who, at the time of nomination, are within 10 years of attaining their highest degree, with consideration for career breaks) who have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research. Appointment to a Tier 2 Chair is for five years, is renewable once, and comes with enhanced research support from the program. Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please see the CRC website (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/) for further eligibility details.
 
As a research Chair, a CRC is expected to develop research linkages within and beyond York. In the case of this Chair, productive research trajectories may include collaborations with scholars across the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, as well as a number of York’s Research Centres and Institutes (www.yorku.ca/research/about/centres.html), for example: Sensorium, York’s Centre for Digital Arts and Technology , BRAIN, analysis and visualization of big data, VISTA, the Institute for Research on Innovation and Sustainability, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, and the York Centre for Asian Research.
 
The deadline for applications is December 31, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a research and research leadership plan, and a sample publication, and arrange to have three signed letters of reference sent directly to:
 
Professor Anne MacLennan,
Chair Department of Communications
Office: 3019 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
M3J 1P3 Email: amaclenn@yorku.ca – (Subject line: “CRC Tier 2”)
 
York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please contact Dr. MacLennan, Chair, Department of Communication Studies at comchair@yorku.ca.
 
For this nomination, we are particularly interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and especially encourage candidates in equity, diversity and inclusion categories, including members of the four designated groups (women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities) to apply. York acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness, etc.) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Applicants are encouraged to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement; this will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.
 
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and Indigenous people in Canada will be given priority. 3 Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the Affirmative Action tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) brings together internationally recognized research, a devotion to effective teaching, and a commitment to diversity, equity and social justice. The range, global sensitivity and intensity of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs are mirrored by the diversity and engagement of its professors and students. Within its 21 academic units, LA&PS provides a compelling learning experience for more than 23,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. Become part of LA&PS – Canada’s most comprehensive group of academic programs and researchers in social sciences, humanities and related professional fields.
 
LA&PS Communication Studies Department Background
 
The Department of Communication Studies offers students an interdisciplinary and dynamic milieu where they can develop comprehensive and critical awareness of diverse communication and media environments. Our approach to communication emphasizes the questioning and analyzing of media and technology in their relationship to social and cultural practices and the circulation of ideas and values.
 
The research interests of our faculty reflect our diversity and excellence as a Department. Our faculty engage with communications from diverse vantage points ranging from media policy, politics and power, international development and gender and identity. These faculty interests are reflected in our comprehensive curriculum which ranges from traditional forms of mass communication to mobile technologies, web 2.0 and nanotechnology. Our courses encompass three thematic areas that include: Media, Culture and Society, Politics and Policy, & Critical Technology Studies. The Department’s Graduate Program, the Joint Ryerson-York Program in Communication & Culture, spans two universities, five faculties at York University and includes almost 150 faculty members.
 
    
  

Conference CfP - Cultural Histories, Creative Futures 2019

 *Call for Papers*

*/Cultural Histories, Creative Futures 2019/*

*A Joint British – Sino International Conference*

*Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK*

*Culture Industry Research Centre, Nanjing University, China*

*Hosted by Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, United 
Kingdom*

*Sponsored by Confucius Institute at University of Southampton*

*July 15^th  to 16^th  2019*

/There is no past we can bring back by longing for it. There is only an 
eternal now that builds and creates out of the past something new and 
better/ - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe/./

The /Cultural Histories, Creative Futures**/conference*//*will bring 
together scholars from the UK and China to engage with the past, present 
and future of scholarship in culture, history, and creativity.

The conference will play an important role in the further promotion of a 
UK-China discussion of culture, history, and creativity. It is a major 
international conference where scholars from two continents will gather 
to exchange research, views, and insights. Organized and hosted by 
Winchester School of Art, the /Cultural Histories, Creative 
Futures/ conference builds on former conferences held every other year 
in the UK and China. Previous conferences have taken place in Nanjing, 
China, and Winchester, UK.

   * Submit your proposal before *24:00**, 31^st  January** 2019 (UK
     time)*. The call for paper proposals is now open. Please submit an
     250-1000-word abstract to Dr Yuanyuan Yin at the following email
     address: y.yin@soton.ac.uk 
   * The language of the conference is English.
   * Information on registration and accommodation will follow soon,
     along with confirmed speakers.
   * Letters of invitation will be forwarded to authors of accepted
     abstracts by *1^st  April 2019. *
   * Conference registration starts from *1^st  April until 15^th  June
     2019.*
   * Please share this Call for Papers with your colleagues and friends.
     We look forward to seeing you in Winchester in July 2019.

*Suggested Topics for */Cultural Histories, Creative Futures/:

The conference is open to all topics relevant to the study of culture, 
history, and creativity. Here are some suggested topics as food for 
thought, drawing on the general themes in cultural, historical, and 
creative research. However, all contemporary cultural, historical, and 
creative research is welcome at this conference:

   * Cultural history and heritage, including material culture, art,
     design, media, music, and fashion.
   * Alternative cultural ideas and practices
   * Urban culture
   * Youth and creativity
   * Histories of knowledge, immaterial labour, and intellectual property
   * Creative production, creative producers, and creative consumers
   * Culture and the university
   * Historical communities
   * Creative technologies
   * Cultures of class and inequality
   * Histories of gender
   * Creative times, spaces, and places
   * Culture and identity

·Creative labour history

·Creative citizenship

·New media cultures

   * Digital culture and creativity
   * Historical traditions and the contemporary transformation of
     everyday-life
   * Challenges and transformation in the curation of cultural heritage

*Conference History*

The first joint conference was initiated and organised by Winchester 
School of Art, University of Southampton, and the National Culture 
Industry Research Centre, Nanjing University, in 2015. A second joint 
conference was held at Nanjing University, China, in 2017.

*Conference Venue*

Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, SO23 8DL, UK

**

*Conference Registration Fee*

The conference registration fee is £280. Registration will start from 
1^st  April 2019.

**

*Organizing Committee*

Professor John Armitage, Winchester School of Art, University of 
Southampton, UK

Professor Gu Jiang, Nanjing University, China

Professor Joanne Roberts, Winchester School of Art, University of 
Southampton, UK

Dr Yuanyuan Yin, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK

**

*Contact*

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Dr 
Yuanyuan Yin via Y.yin@soton.ac.uk __

*Conference Information Webpage*: 
www.southampton.ac.uk/culturalhistorycreativefuture2019 

    
  

call for papers for the 13th European Conference on Game Based Learning (ECGBL 2019)

This is the first call for papers for the 13th European Conference on 
Game Based Learning (ECGBL 2019) hosted by The University of Southern 
Denmark, Odense, Denmark on 3 - 4 October 2019.

This call will close on 14th of March 2019.

The way in which education and training is delivered has changed 
considerably with the development of Game-Based Learning (GBL). The 
European Conference on Game-Based Learning offers an opportunity for 
scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to GBL to 
share their thinking and research findings. Papers can cover a wide 
range of issues pertaining to GBL in education and training; technology 
and implementation issues associated with the development of GBL; use of 
mobile and MMOGs for learning; pedagogical issues associated with GBL; 
social and ethical issues in GBL; GBL best cases and practices, etc.

The conference committee welcomes contributions using a range of 
scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers 
employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action 
research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are also welcomed 
approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, 
non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main 
themes are also invited.

In the first instance all submission types require an abstract. For more 
information please go to: 
http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecgbl/ecgbl-call-for-papers/ 


Publication opportunities

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference 
proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The ECGBL 
conference proceedings are published with an ISBN and ISSN and are 
indexed by a number of bodies, including Thomson IS WOS and Elsevier Scopus.

Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be 
considered for further development and publication in the following 
journals:

Electronic Journal of e-Learning (ISSN 1479-4403) – (indexed by SCOPUS)

International Journal of Game-Based Learning Published by IGI—Global 
(indexed by SCOPUS)

Serious Games published by the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) 
Endorsed Transactions

7th International Educational game Competition

The International Educational game Competition will once again be held 
alongside the conference in 2019.

For more information and to enter the competition see 
http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecgbl/ecgbl-international-educational-games-competition/

Please feel free to circulate this message to any colleagues or contacts 
you think may be interested.

    
  

Assistant/Associate Professor in Social Work (permanent), UCD Dublin

   


https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ 

Job Ref : 010844

Lecturer/Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Social Work in Social Work, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, Permanent

UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice seek to appoint Lecturer/Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Social Work, with a specialism or background in child protection and welfare social work. Applicants must hold a PhD in social work or a relevant social science discipline and a professional qualification in social work. They must registered as social workers with CORU (the health and social care professionals council for Ireland) or be eligible to secure CORU registration. 

They will be expected to contribute primarily to teaching on the Professional Master of Social Work (PMSW) and the part-time MSc in Child Welfare and Protection. They may be asked to contribute to other teaching in the School. They will also be expected to prepare social work students for practice and support them on placement, carry out research and publish the results in appropriate academic outlets and to carry out administrative functions as identified by the Head of School.

b>95 Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €52,325 - €82,267 per annum 
Associate Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €67,983 - €94,966 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines
Closing date: 17.00hrs (GMT) on Wednesday, 21st November 2018
  
  

Job Announcement: Winter-Spring 2019 International Program Intern

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The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for an International Program Intern [http://cepr.net/about-us/jobs-internships-fellowships/winter-spring-2019-international-program-intern] for Winter-Spring 2019. The internship starts in early January 2019 and will end in May 2019 (the specific dates are somewhat flexible). This is a full-time, Washington, DC-based position.

Job Description: Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; and helping with data entry related to our website redesign. It may also include generating website content and organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics.

The responsibilities vary based on the applicant's interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues, and an interest in economic justice. Previous research, data, and/or outreach experience is extremely helpful; interns with strong economics or foreign policy experience (including Master's degrees) will have the opportunity to engage in serious research, and those with strong organizing or outreach experience may have event management opportunities. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred. The intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision and be a self-starter and independent learner. Excellent writing and communications skills are necessary. Applicants affected by the issues that CEPR works on are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation: CEPR is committed to offering an internship program that allows people from all backgrounds to participate. As such, all CEPR internships are paid and interns are eligible for reimbursement of health insurance plan costs. Interns will receive about $2,260 per month. Up to $255.67 per month is available for health insurance plan costs.

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Please do not submit additional information apart from the three items listed above. You may address your cover letter to the International Program Intern Search Committee, if you wish.

The search committee usually makes a decision within three weeks of the deadline of the application. If you have any questions, please email cepr[at]cepr.net [mailto:cepr@cepr.net], the contact for the International Program Intern Search Committee. Absolutely no calls or faxes, please, and no additional emails.

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Recruiting learning-disabled co-researchers for History project

 "Inside the History of Learning Difficulties." We are looking for learning-disabled co-researchers to take part in this project in Liverpool. First workshop is 27th Nov at The Brain Charity on Norton St, Liverpool. We have some grant funding from the Royal Academy and JISC to cover local transport, refreshments, and personal assistance for participants. Details below. Please share and/or come along!

Inside the History of Learning Disability

The Brain Charity and Dr. Owen Barden from Liverpool Hope University are starting an exciting new history project. We would very much like you to take part.


The Project 
We will be looking at very old medical books to see how people used to think about and talk about people with learning difficulties a long time ago. We will compare what people said then with what we know about living with learning disability today. We will use our own words and pictures to say what we feel about what we find. We will make a website and put the things we make on it for other people to see.


What will my participation in the research involve?
•       Coming to four workshops with other people from the group
•       Exploring words and pictures in very old medical books
•       Talking about the books with others in the group
•       Making things to say what you feel about the books
•       Helping decide what we put on our project website


How do I get involved?
•       Tell Janet Ireland that you want to take part
•       Tel 0151 298 3285 or 298 2999 
•       email info@thebraincharity.org.uk 
•       Come to the first workshop at 10am on Tuesday 27th Nov

Thank you,

Owen    
  

Associate Professorship (tenure track) in research on ageing and care in Finland

  The University of Jyväskylä has just opened a call for Associate Professorship (tenure track) in Social and Public Policy. The position is located within the research profiling area “Active Ageing and Care” of the University of Jyväskylä, funded by the Academy of Finland. The profiling area is conducted as a joint effort of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences and in close collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare). You are most welcome to apply! The call will close 9 January 2019. The call and the link to the English application form are available at https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=12&id=00006274&lang=fi 
   
  

Opening at the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation

     The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation has an opening for an Associate in our Studio on Community, the research and development branch of the Institute. This paid opportunity is ideal for anyone seeking a short-term, purpose-driven experience. This might include PhD candidates who are ABD, faculty/staff on sabbatical, MA graduates taking a break prior to their PhD, or even those considering a new career path. We simply want a curious mind with a desire to be part of a larger effort to advance new solutions for communities and society. 

Associates receive a stipend, professional development training, exposure to new networks, and mentorship from Rich Harwood - one of the country’s leading authorities on civic life. 

Send a cover letter and resume to mklugesherz@theharwoodinstitute.org to apply or visit this link for more details: https://theharwoodinstitute.org/news/2018/06/27/harwood-studio-associate-opening 

Feel free to reach out with any questions!
  

Geomedia Conference 2019 - call for papers

    2nd CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

The 3^rd International Geomedia Conference: “Revisiting the Home”

Karlstad, Sweden, 7-10 May 2019

Welcome to the 3^rd International Geomedia Conference! The term 
/geomedia/captures the fundamental role of media in organizing and 
giving meaning to processes and activities in space. Geomedia also 
alludes to the geographical attributes of media, for example flows of 
digital signals between particular places and the infrastructures 
carrying those flows. The rapid expansion of mobile media, 
location-based services, GIS and increasingly complex patterns of 
surveillance/interveillance has amplified the need for critical studies 
and theorizations of geomedia. The 3^rd Geomedia Conference welcomes 
contributions (full sessions/panels as well as individual papers) that 
analyze and problematize the relations between the any and all 
communication media and various forms of spatial creativity, performance 
and production across material, cultural, social and political 
dimensions. Geomedia 2019 provides a genuinely interdisciplinary arena 
for research carried out at the crossroads of geography, media and film 
studies. It also builds bridges to such fields as urban studies, rural 
studies, regional planning, cultural studies and tourism studies.

The special theme of Geomedia 2019 is “Revisiting the Home”. It responds 
to the prevailing need to problematize the meaning of home in an “era of 
globalized homelessness”, in times of extended mobility (migration, 
tourism, multiple homes, etc.) and digital information flows (notably 
social media). While such ongoing transitions point to a condition where 
home-making becomes an increasingly liquid and de-territorialized 
undertaking, there is also a growing preoccupation with questions of 
what counts as home and who has the right to claim something as (one’s) 
home. Home is a construct that actualizes the multilayered tensions 
between belonging, inclusion and security, on the one hand, and 
alienation, exclusion and surveillance, on the other. The theme of 
Geomedia 2019 centers on how media are culturally and materially 
integrated in and reshaping the home-place (e.g., the “smart home” and 
the “home-office”) and connecting it to other places and spaces. It also 
concerns the phenomenological and discursive constructions of home, 
ranging from the intimate social interaction of domestic spaces to the 
popular (and sometimes politicized) media nostalgia of imagined 
communities (nation states, homelands, etc.). Ultimately, “Revisiting 
the Home” addresses the home as a theoretical concept and its 
implications for geomedia studies. The theme will be addressed through 
invited keynote talks, a plenary panel, film screenings and artistic 
installations. Participants are also encouraged to submit proposals for 
paper sessions addressing the conference theme.

Keynote speakers:

Melissa Gregg – Intel Corporation, USA

Maren Hartmann - Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

Tristan Thielmann – Universität Siegen, Germany


Plenary panel, “Dreaming of Home: Film and Imaginary Territories of the 
Real”:

Daniela Berghahn – Royal Holloway University of London

Christine Molloy – Film director and producer, Desperate Optimists

Les Roberts – University of Liverpool

John Lynch (chair) – Karlstad University

Film screenings and directors:

/Sami Blood – /Amanda Kernell (SWE)

/Further Beyond – /Christine Molloy (IRL)//

Abstract submissions:

Geomedia 2019 welcomes proposals for individual papers as well as 
thematic panels in English through the conference 
website://www.geomedia.se// //

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/Individual paper proposals:/The author submits an abstract of 200-250 
words. Accepted papers are grouped by the organizers into sessions of 5 
papers according to thematic area.

/Thematic panel proposals:/The chair of the panel submits a proposal 
consisting of 4-5 individual paper abstracts (200-250 words) along with 
a general panel presentation of 200-250 words.

Suggested paper topics include, but are not limited to:

   * Art and event spaces
   * Cinematic geographies
   * Cosmopolitanism
   * Everyday communication geographies
   * Epistemologies and methodologies of geomedia
   * Geographies of media and culture industries
   * Geographies of news
   * Historical perspectives of geomedia
   * Home and belonging
   * Lifestyle and tourism mobilities
   * Locative and spatial media
   * Material geographies of media
   * Media ecologies
   * Mediatization and space
   * Migration and media
   * Mobility and governance
   * Policy mobilities
   * Power geometries and mobility capital
   * Surveillance and spatial control
   * Urban and rural media spaces

Conference timeline:

September 24^th 2018: Submission system opens
December 10^th 2018: Deadline for thematic panel and individual paper 
proposals
January 25^th 2019: Notes of acceptance and registration opens
February 28^th 2019: Early Bird pricing ends
March 15^th 2019: Last day of registration

Conference website:

Information about registration, conference programme, venue, social 
events and practical arrangements will be posted continuously on the 
conference website: www.geomedia.se 

Contact: You can reach us at info@geomedia.se 

Organizers and venue:

Geomedia 2019 is hosted by theGeomedia Research Group at the Department 
of Geography, Media and Communication, Karlstad University, Sweden.

Conference director: Lena Grip

Assistant conference director: Stina Bergman

Director of the Geomedia Research Group and chair of scientific 
committee: André Jansson 
  

Senior Lecturer Journalism at City University

    Senior Lecturer vacancy in the Journalism Department at City, University 
of London.  Full time post in a thriving department for a talented 
individual with both practitioner and academic experience.  Details are 
here. Closing date 30^th November

https://www2.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_cityuniversity01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=113226,3245233446&key=160132998&c=56149895832336&pagestamp=seligmhedwhvetxjjw

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ob Details
Senior Lecturer in Journalism - Education

Reference Number
     60023914
Location
     Northampton Square  Map & Directions
School / Service
     School of Arts & Social Sciences
Department
     Department of Journalism
Contract Duration
     Permanent
Hours
     Full-time
Salary Range (£)
     54765 to 61618

Background

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic 
excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable 
central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% at postgraduate level) from 
more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff 
producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant 
investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and 
continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global 
university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The School of Arts & Social Sciences is an internationally excellent 
centre of research and learning on the human condition in all its 
dimensions. It is a large and vibrant School with around 3,000 students 
(one third postgraduate) and over 250 staff in seven Departments: 
Economics, English, International Politics, Journalism, Music, Sociology 
and Psychology. The School aims to attract outstanding members of 
academic staff who will produce world-leading or internationally 
excellent research of benefit to society; provide innovative and 
exciting programmes of study; and enrich the lives and enhance the 
career prospects of its students.
Responsibilities

The Department of Journalism is a leader in its field, with an 
unrivalled record of securing attractive employment for its graduates in 
both traditional and emerging journalist roles. Ranked first in London 
and seventh in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2017, the 
Department provides an academic environment for the study and practice 
of journalism in one of the world’s media capitals.

The Department is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer with a 
distinctive academic record, as well as demonstrable professional 
achievement as a journalist, the successful candidate will have a track 
record of working in higher education, with the ability and personal 
commitment to deliver a high quality educational experience, ensuring 
that students develop both academic learning and practical skills. Some 
experience in the field of data journalism would be particularly 
welcomed. A record of publishing research of world-leading or 
internationally excellent quality is desirable.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits 
including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from 01 April 2019 or earlier by negotiation.

Closing date for applications 23:59 on Wednesday 5th  December 2018.

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 7th January 2019

For further information please contact Professor Suzanne Franks, Head of 
Department on 0207 040 3314 or by email Suzanne.Franks1@city.ac.uk
Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

Please use the link below to view further details for this job:

https://www2.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_cityuniversity01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=113226,3245233446&key=160132998&c=56149895832336&pagestamp=seligmhedwhvetxjjw
 
  

Call for Papers: Social resilience to climate changes, at Kiel, Germany, Mar.11-16, 2019

  Call for papers

Session 11 (title):
Social resilience to climate changes with perspectives on the past 5000 years
Session conveners:
Liang Emlyn Yang, Mara Weinelt, Joana Seguin, Ingmar Unkel, Jutta Kneisel, Artur Ribeiro

During the past few decades, many studies have highlighted periods when significant climatic changes coincided with social upheavals. However, fewer studies have discussed periods of social stability or prosperity when faced with climate risks. The concept of social resilience has gradually become an important topic in scientific communities (e.g. Climatology, Geography, Socio-ecology, Geo-archaeology, Sustainability). It refers to the capability of a human social system to cope with stresses, maintain its function and evolve into a more sustainable society with respect to climate stresses. In fact, increasing studies are suggesting that societies continued to settle and develop in hazard-prone areas and periods.

The overall aim of this session is to understand different cases, manifestations, and changes of social resilience to climate impacts from pre-historic, historical and contemporary perspectives, from local to global perspectives, and from theoretical, empirical as well as quantitative modelling perspectives. Specifically, the session will discuss the following questions (but not limited to):
·     What are typical cases of social resilience to climate changes in past societies?
·     What are the key factors and features for a social system to be resilient in face of climate variation?
·     How was resilience performed in key societal sectors, e.g. agriculture, nomadism, livelihood, urbanization or population development?
·     How can social resilience to climate changes be quantified, evaluated, modeled or simulated?
·     What kind of changes and evolution of social resilience to climate changes could be observed?
·     What are the scope, thresholds, and tipping points of social resilience to climate changes?
·     What can we learn from the experience and lessons of the past resilient and/or “un-resilient” cases? Are these learnings up-scalable to explanatory theories?
·     What could be the pathways, measures, strategies and priorities for building social resilience in present societies?

We aim to reach a big session of around 20 presentations and propose to publish a Special Issue of 12-15 full papers in a scientific journal that captures the variety of subjects and approaches discussed in this session. Upon specific requests, we may consider partly covering the participating costs of those who submit qualified full papers.

The abstract submission deadline is November 30, 2018. Please go to the conference website http://www.workshop-gshdl.uni-kiel.de to register and submit, and also inform the conveners about your intention of full paper submission. First version of full papers is due a week before the conference, i.e. by March 04, 2019. A target journal and other issues are to be discussed with all participants during the workshop.

Best wishes,
Liang Emlyn Yang 
-- 
Liang Emlyn Yang, Ph.D.
杨亮,字也明

Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Leibnizstraße 3, D-24118 Kiel, Deutschland

Email: lyang@gshdl.uni-kiel.de
Tel. +49 431 880 5485
Fax. +49 431 880 5498  
   
  

Call for applications » Digital Media Winter Institute, 2019

     Digital Media Winter Institute 2019 | iNova Media Lab 
Workshop: Interpreting Cross-Platform Digital Networks
4 - 7 February 2019 I 10:00 – 13:00.
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

We are pleased to announce that it is now open the call for applications to the workshop “Interpreting Cross-Platform Digital Networks”.

The workshop is part of the activities offered by the Digital Media Winter Institute; an annual event organised by iNOVA Media Lab, Universidade de Lisboa.

**Workshop: Interpreting Cross-Platform Digital Networks
Digital networks offer ways of understanding social and cultural phenomena and network analysis have become a common approach in several fields of research, facilitated by a large list of open source data extraction tools. Whenever we click, see, rate, like, post, download or comment, our digital actions became traceable and ready to be interpreted as nodes and edges in a network. For instance the analysis of retweet chain, hashtags, images or pages in the shape of a network. How can digital networks be read across different platforms? Rather than relying on the use of statistics, this course proposes to approach cross-platform digital networks by looking at the platforms’ vernacular, the relational nature of digital data in tandem with the medium (Rogers, 2013),  and the affordances of spacialization algorithms (Venturini et al. 2015; 2017) – namely Force Atlas 2 in Gephi. Addressing this matter, the course will present some guidelines for interpreting cross-platform digital networks by introducing the technique of visual network exploration and conducting practical exercises in network data extraction and analysis.

**Skills required

Participants are encouraged to prepare for the workshop by making themselves acquainted with the principles of networks analysis and the basics of the desktop application Gephi. It is important to stress that the workshop will focus on exploratory data analysis in Gephi, not on encompassing the process of how to use the software itself. Sample datasets will be provided for the participants, but they are also encouraged to bring their own dataset (originated from different web platforms).


Deadline for applications: 20 January 2019.

For further information, please access the link http://inovamedialab.org/winter-institute-2019


On behalf of the co-organizers, Janna Joceli Omena, Elsa Caetano and Ana Marta Flores.

  

Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance Application Deadline Approaching

  The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance Application Deadline is Approaching!

The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) is a rigorous academic program that prepares humanitarian practitioners to address today’s humanitarian challenges as leaders in the evolving landscape. The one-year, joint degree is offered by the Friedman School of Nutrition and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Apply for the 2019/2020 academic year by December 15, 2018.

If you know of humanitarian professionals with significant field experience who are interested in furthering their careers with a one-year interdisciplinary masters, please encourage them to apply! More information is available here.
Visit the MAHA Program Information Page

Best regards,
  
  




Gregory Gottlieb
Director, Feinstein International Center
Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor in Nutrition and Human Security
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Tufts University   
  

Open Society Grants

   
Open Society Foundations
Open Society Fellowship
Application Deadline:  February 4, 2019

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition:

New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.

Learn more and apply online.  
  

Call for Abstracts & WEMC Young Scientist Award - International Conference Energy & Meteorology 2019

 ICEM 2019 Call for Abstracts & WEMC Young Scientist Award 2019

We recently let you know that ICEM 2019 is heading to Copenhagen on 24-27 June, for our 6th International Conference. The core theme of the conference will be 'Exploiting the latest weather and climate technology to tackle the energy transition'. The ICEM 2019 section of the WEMC website is now live, where you will find more details about the conference. Explore at http://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/icem2019/.

Call for Abstracts
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We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts is now open. For more information on how to submit an abstract for ICEM 2019 see http://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/icem2019/abstract-submission-icem2019/. The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 25th January 2019.

WEMC Young Scientist Award 2019
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We are also delighted to announce the opening of WEMC's 2019 Young Scientist Award. Full details can be found on the ICEM 2019 'Call for abstracts' webpage.

Call for Supporting Sessions
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Alongside the planned sessions and conference activities, we would like to offer attendees the opportunity to suggest additional sessions, to be held at the ICEM 2019 venue, on topics to support the conference theme. Please click on the link below to access the proposal form and submission guidelines. The deadline for submissions is Friday 25 January 2019. Visit http://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/icem2019/call-for-supporting-sessions-icem2019/. 

Key Dates:
- Registration Opens: December 2018
- Supporting Session & Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 January 2019
- Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 22 February 2019
- Early Bird Registration Closes: 19 April 2019

On Twitter? Follow our dedicated ICEM2019 feed at http://www.twitter.com/icem2019denmark 

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World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC)
The Enterprise Centre
University of East Anglia
Norwich, United Kingdom
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/WEMCouncil 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/world-energy-&-meteorology-council/     
  

SDC Calls for Proposals

  Please be informed that the Global Programme Water of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has published two calls for proposals: 1) "Nature based solutions for water" and 2) "Boosting collaborative action for improved water quality". The deadline for application for both calls is 21.01.2019. Full details on the calls can be accessed at https://www.shareweb.ch/site/Water/home-news-networking-tools.
 
Best regards,
 
Andreas Steiner
Program Manager

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Global Programme Water

Freiburgstrasse 130, CH - 3003 Bern (Getting to SDC)
Office: A 2123
Tel.:  +41-58-465 04 06
Mobile: +41-79-305 07 19
andreas.steiner@eda.admin.ch
Web: http://www.sdc.admin.ch/   
  

Funded PhD in Migration, Work and Organisations

   Sincere apologies for cross posting. Please circulate this amongst your
networks, and, if appropriate, consider applying.

*Funded PhD opportunity in Migration, Work and Organisations*



*Bursary: £16,000 pa*

*Deadline: 3rd of December 2018 (12 Noon)*

*Interview dates: Week beginning the 10th of December*

*Start date: January/April 2019*

*Eligibility: Home/EU *



The Centre for Business, Society and Global Challenges at the Oxford
Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University is offering a
studentship to an exceptional candidate seeking to study for a full time
PhD in *migration, work and organisations* starting in January or April
2019.



This full-time studentship, which includes a commitment of seminar teaching
to undergraduate students, will be for 3 years, subject to satisfactory
progress. The bursary will be £16,000 per annum, and fees will be paid by
the School.





*The Project*



Engaging in paid or unpaid work and transition in the labour market are
often important in shaping migration trajectories and integration
experiences for economic migrants and refugees. Current political, economic
and social developments globally have introduced a variety of challenges
for migrants and organisations – driving new forms of mobility whilst
fundamentally changing the terms of engagement between actors and
institutions. We are interested in examining how commercial and
non-commercial organisations, and experiences of work within workplaces,
shape migrants’ integration into the labour market, alongside their
settlement more generally, as well as understanding the distinctive forms
of migrant agency that are brought to bear upon these processes. Moreover,
the study may also account for how other organisations, including civil
society bodies, NGOs and state institutions, impact upon migrants’ entry
into work, learning and development, and their broader adjustment to
working in the host society, identifying both the scope and limitations for
enabling migrant agency within these organisations.



Applicants are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree and a good
Master’s degree at merit level or above in a relevant area of the social
sciences (e.g. organization studies, sociology, geography, anthropology or
migration studies). Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong
research capabilities, preferably an experience of having conducted
fieldwork, and be fluent in spoken and written English.



We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality and who is
capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. Funding will cover the
three year period subject to the candidate making satisfactory progress
annually. PhD students will take part in the School’s doctoral programme,
which offers seminars and training on research methodology as well as a
collegiate environment to present work in progress.



Candidates interested in discussing their proposals can contact the
supervisory team: Dr Peter Lugosi (plugosi@brookes.ac.uk) and Dr Tamsin
Barber (t.barber@brookes.ac.uk)



For more information about research in the Business School visit:
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/business/research



*How to apply:* To request further details of how to apply, please email:
bus-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk.



Please ensure you quote *Migration and work *in the email title when
applying.







Best regards


Peter


--
Peter Lugosi, PhD
Reader
Oxford School of Hospitality Management
Oxford Brookes University
Gipsy Lane
Oxford
OX3 0BP
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484 404


Profile: 
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/hospitality/about/staff/?wid=oshm_list&op=full&uid=p0076361

Read and download free publications:
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Lugosi;
http://oxfordbrookes.academia.edu/PeterLugosi

Hospitality & Society Journal:
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=194/view,page=2/
  
  

4 scholarships - please post with separate heading

   PhD in Finance – The Vienna Graduate School of Finance
Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF)
The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites promising students with outstanding academic profiles to apply for our PhD Program in Finance. VGSF is the result of cooperation between three institutions: The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), the University of Vienna, and the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).
 
Key strengths of the program
The PhD program is a 5-year, full-time program structured into coursework and research. The PhD students benefit from a stimulating research and learning environment and receive continuous guidance from the faculty throughout the duration of the program. At VGSF, you are more than a student; you are a colleague and a member of our community. The faculty members are leading experts in their respective fields and collaborate with renowned professionals and academics from all over the world, who are regularly invited to VGSF for guest lectures or seminars.
 
Faculty and research areas
The VGSF faculty includes professors and junior faculty from IHS, the University of Vienna, and the WU. They are distinguished experts in their area of research, publishing in prominent journals. VGSF regularly invites guest professors, who are top researchers in their respective fields of expertise, to further enhance the excellent teaching quality of the program.
 
The key VGSF research areas are:
Corporate Finance
Asset Pricing
Financial Intermediation
Market Microstructure
Banking and Credit Risk
Insurance Economics
Funding (scholarships)
The VGSF is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and students are employed by the University of Vienna or by WU. They receive a gross monthly stipend of approximately €2,000, which includes health insurance. Salary in Austria is paid 14 times a year. The 13th and 14th salaries are paid out during the year and are taxed at a very low rate. Students are exempt from tuition fees. Funding is guaranteed for all five years; however, it is subject to satisfactory academic performance.
 
Application timings
Opening: November 2, 2018
Closing: January 31, 2019 (midnight Pacific Time)
First round of offers on all complete applications received by December 08, 2018 (midnight Pacific Time). A second round of offers will be made after the application deadline.
 
Requirements
The candidates must hold a master's level degree or should be expected to finish their master’s degree by the beginning of the PhD program (September). Typical applicants hold a master degree in economics, finance, mathematics, or statistics. Applicants should have strong research interest in finance
 
Application procedure
The admission committee will carefully review every application, which must include the following documents:
A statement of purpose that outlines why the candidate is interested in completing a PhD program
Degree certificates and official transcripts
Curriculum vitae
GMAT or GRE scores (not older than five years)
Proof of English proficiency
Two recommendation letters
To send in your application, use the online tool at www.vgsf.ac.at/apply-now
 
For further information:
www.vgsf.ac.at/application
www.vgsf.ac.at/phd-structure
www.vgsf.ac.at/faculty
www.vgsf.ac.at/placements

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Business and Entrepreneurship Summer Programme
Study at a world-leading university this summer
This new two-week programme, aimed at current undergraduates, recent graduates, and all aspiring entrepreneurs, combines core sessions from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School experts, with hands-on sessions from business practitioners and successful entrepreneurs.
 
After an introduction to the concept of entrepreneurship, teams of participants will be invited to generate and select simple business ideas. These ideas will be used to underpin the core sessions, illustrating how aspects of business and entrepreneurship covered during the programme can be applied in real life. Teams work towards a pitch given to a panel of entrepreneurs on the final day of the programme.
 
Topics covered in the core sessions will include:
Prototyping and MVP; Product design; Service provision; Value proposition; Defining the customer; Marketing delivery; Business Model Canvas; Route to market; Revenue streams; Team profiles; What investors want to see; Culture and dynamics; Types of funding; Risk reward return; Simple cash flow; Manufacturing and logistics; Wholesale and retail; Technology; Taxes, boards, policies; Shares and shareholders; Intellectual property
 
In addition to these sessions, the programme also provides a set of mentoring and coaching sessions where specific issues can be addressed in more detail.
A certificate of attendance will be given to those who attend all of the sessions.

Stay in a Cambridge College
To add to the academic experience you can stay in a historic College, dine in magnificent halls and meet fellow participants studying other subjects. Non-residential places are also available.

There will be a welcome reception on the first day of the programme and a closing dinner in College on the final night.

Social Programme
We also offer a range of social activities throughout the programme. You can also sign up for weekend excursions to London, Canterbury and other local attractions, and book tickets for theatre trips. These activities will give you plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded students and make new connections.

Who can apply?
The programme is aimed at current undergraduates, recent graduates, and all aspiring entrepreneurs.

How to apply
You can apply online, or request a prospectus and an application form. We require a 200-300 word statement, outlining your current knowledge of business and what you hope to gain from the programme. You will be notified as soon as possible whether you have been accepted. After acceptance, places are offered on a first-come-first served basis.

Participants will also need to meet our language requirements.

For further details and to apply visit our website: www.ice.cam.ac.uk/intsummer

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Opportunities for PhD scholarships in innovation economics (mid-year entry 2019)
Swinburne University of Technology
Type: Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA) Scholarships

If you are looking for a rigorous graduate training, and want to make a substantial research contribution to the economics of innovation, the Centre for Transformative Innovation (CTI) at Swinburne University of Technology is offering a fully funded PhD in Innovation Economics scholarships covering all fees and a stipend to suitably qualified individuals.

The scholarship is available for PhD research in all areas of innovation studies and innovation economics, but preference will be given for outstanding PhD research proposals which:
- Develop/apply advance panel data econometrics and/or social network analysis using microlevel data
- Focus in any of the following areas:
- The link between science, innovation and economic performance.
- Intellectual property rights protection and innovation.
- Mobility of scientists, researchers and inventors.
- The role of public policy and research institutions .
- Social aspects of STEM education, using social network methods.
 
About Swinburne and the Centre for Transformative Innovation:
 
The scholarships would be with the Centre of Transformative Innovation (CTI) at Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology. Swinburne is fast becoming a world leading research university. In fewer than 25 years Swinburne University of Technology has achieved a place in the top 400 universities in the world (and one of the top 75 in the world in physics).
 
As a student at the Centre you will be part of a team of academics and researchers at the cutting edge of research on innovation economics using large datasets and advanced data science methods. Our Centre is the largest interdisciplinary academic research body on innovation in Australia which studies knowledge; how it accumulates and how it can be used to benefit all.
 
Current research programs at the Centre for Transformative Innovation include:
- Global value chains and innovation and intellectual property rights protection.
- Translation of science into economic value.
- Methodological development within social network research.Innovation and the dynamics of networking.
- Social infrastructure of research and development.
- Global mobility of scientists and researchers.Applications of social network research in health, healthcare, and education contexts.
 
The hallmark of our Centre is the dedication to using data to explore what works; what is important and what is not. PhD candidates will be provided with excellent research support from Centre’s data scientists and collection of databases including:
- Web of Science (WoS) database of 90 million records and 800 million citations. Swinburne is the only University with access to this data and one of fewer than a dozen worldwide.
- Global intellectual protection application database including patent and trademark.
- Access to unpublished population data of Australian businesses.
- Australian government program recipient database.
 
About the scholarship:
 
Amount awarded
The scholarship provides a stipend of AUD 27,082 per year, is tenable for one year in the first instance, and may be renewed annually for a further two years and in special circumstances up to one additional year subject to satisfactory performance review. There is the opportunity to undertake research assistance work.
The scholarship comes with waiver of any tuition fees payable.
 
Eligibility
The successful candidates would be expected to have a completed Master’s degree in economics with a thesis component and 80% or higher overall mark or first-class honours undergraduate degree with courses taken in microeconomics and applied econometrics at an advanced Master’s level. Candidates should be highly motivated to conduct independent research, and are should be fluent in English (equivalent to IELTS test scores of 6.5 or higher in each component). Applications are open to domestic and international students.
 
Application procedure
Please send your electronic application in a single PDF file containing:
- A one-page cover letter summarising your academic background, research interests, and motivation for applying.
- A detailed curriculum vita, including the names and addresses of two references.
- A two-page research proposal.
- Degree certificates and grade transcripts (incl. grades for each course)
- GMAT or GRE scores
- TOEFL/IELTS scores if from non-English speaking countries or if previous degree qualifications are not from institutions in English speaking countries.
 
Short listed candidates will be asked to provide reference letters.
 
For further information, please contact Associate Professor Alfons Palangkaraya (apalangkaraya@swin.edu.au).
 
Click here to begin the application process. 

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Korean Government Scholarship Program (KSGP)
Seoul National University
Overview

The Ministry of Education offers a scholarship program for international students from countries that have concluded a bilateral cultural agreement with Korea. Foreign scholarship students are actively making contributions for increasing ties and amity in throughout the world in numerous fields such as education, diplomacy and enterprise.

Scholarship Period

Master's Degree: 1 year Language Courses + 2 year Degree Courses

Doctoral Degree: 1 year Language Courses + 3 year Degree Courses

Qualifications

The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships. 

Applicants with the Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.

Applicants must be under 40 years of age of the selection year.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree as of September 1st of the selection year.

Applicants who have completed an undergraduate program, a master's program, or a doctoral program in Korea are ineligible to apply for the program.

The academic achievement of the applicants must meet one of the followings:

The grade point average (GPA) must be no less than 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale; or

The overall grades must be no less than 80% out of 100%

Selection Procedure

Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partner universities in Korea. The embassies and universities select the successful candidates among the applicants in the 1st round of selection. The applicants of the successful candidates will then be forwarded to NIIED.

The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.

Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, the applicants of those who applied through the Korean Embassies will be reviewed by universities for admission. Successful candidates must get admission from at least one of the universities.

Scholarship Benefit

Round Trip Airfare, Monthly Allowance, Research Allowance, Settlement Allowance, Language Training Fee, Tuition, Dissertation Printing Costs, Medical insurance, etc.



  
  

Associate or Full Professor of Managerial Accounting (tenured)

   Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is one of Germany’s leading business schools and is “Triple Crown” accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. We are seeking to fill a position as 

Associate or Full Professor of Managerial Accounting (tenured)
 
We welcome applications at associate and full professor level, commensurate with qualifications and experience. We expect a strong publications record in top accounting or related journals as well as international visibility within the academic community. We explicitly encourage international applications. German language skills are not required within Frankfurt School. The candidates are expected to successfully contribute to the teaching in the area of Managerial Accounting.
 
We offer a stimulating research environment including a research seminar series, a PhD program, generous research funding and all the opportunities of a dynamic private business school.
 
Please submit your application, including cover letter, CV and up to three papers (published or unpublished) online through Interfolio by December 15, 2018. 
 
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Frankfurt School is an equal opportunities employer. 
 
Women and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
For inquiries about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Jörg Werner (j.werner@fs.de, + 49 (0)69 154008-838) or Prof. Dr. Matthias D. Mahlendorf (m.mahlendorf@fs.de, +49 (0)69 154008-837).

For more information on our Accounting Department click here.

Finden Sie mehr Informationen: www.frankfurt-school.de



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Experiments in Public Management Research
Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University
::: CALL  FOR PAPERS :::   

 

MASARYK  UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT  OF PUBLIC  ECONOMICS  & MUEEL

 

organize a special session on

"EXPERIMENTS IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT  RESEARCH"

24-25 JANUARY, 2019 - BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC

 

within the

23RD  INTERNATIONAL  CONFERENCE: CURRENT  TRENDS  IN PUBLIC  SECTOR  RESEARCH

http://ctpsr.econ.muni.cz/  

 

keynote lecture:

 

OLIVER JAMES  (UNIVERSITY OF EXETER) 

EXPERIMENTS  IN PUBLIC  MANAGEMENT  RESEARCH: CHALLENGES AND CONTRIBUTIONS

 

We welcome submissions for presentations of full papers as well as extended abstracts, reporting results from innovative experiments targeting questions of public economics and public sector issues such as:

public service provision, incentives in the public sector, digitization, selection of public sector workers, procurement, corruption and bribery, transparency, taxation, nudging, health, education, etc.

 

The submissions shall be sent by email to TOMMASO.REGGIANI@ECON.MUNI.CZ 

 

Registration deadline

9 DECEMBER 2018

 

Faculty fee: 3500 CZK (120 EUR)

Ph.D. students fee: 2500 CZK (100 EUR)

  
  
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40 Years of Alien

 /40 years of Alien/***

*An academic symposium hosted by*

*The Centre for Film, Television and Screen Studies*

*Bangor University, UK*

*_Friday 24 May 2019_**__*

*Keynote Speaker: Dr Rikke Schubart (University of Southern Denmark)*

/Alien /has left an indelible mark on popular culture. Conceived 
primarily to cash in on the popularity of science-fiction films in the 
late 1970s, directed by a person known for making adverts (Ridley Scott) 
and starring an unknown actor in the lead role (Sigourney Weaver), it 
transcended its humble origins to frighten and disturb audiences on its 
initial release. Its success has led to three direct sequels, two 
prequels, one ‘mashup’ franchise, a series of comic books, graphic 
novels, novelisations and games, and has an enormous and devoted 
fanbase. For forty years, /Alien/ (and its progeny) has animated debate 
and discussion among critics and academics from a wide variety of 
disciplines and methodological perspectives.

Hosted by the Centre for Film, Television and Screen Studies at Bangor 
University, this symposium proposes to bring together scholars from 
diverse disciplinary backgrounds to explore /Alien/ forty years since 
its release, debate its legacy and consider its position within visual 
culture.

*Colin Arthur, who worked on the make-up and special effects for the 
film, has confirmed his attendance.*We also hope Roger Dicken, who also 
worked on the film’s visual effects, will be able to join us.

*We are delighted to confirm that Dr Rikke Schubart (University of 
Southern Denmark) will deliver the keynote address.*Dr Schubart has 
written extensively about gender and genre, the action heroine in 
popular cinema, and women and horror. Her most recent monograph, 
/Mastering Fear: Women, Emotions and Contemporary Horror/, was published 
by Routledge in 2018.

We welcome contributions from any perspective such as (but not limited 
to) the following:

   * /Alien /– origins, influences, production, aesthetics, publicity,
     reception, afterlife
   * Sequels, prequels and mashups: /Aliens, Alien 3/, /Alien:
     Resurrection, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, Alien vs Predator, Alien
     vs Predator: Requiem/
   * The /Alien /Transmedia Universe: games, comic books, graphic novels,
     novelisations
   * Sigourney Weaver: star, producer, auteur?
   * Ripley as feminist icon: the gender politics of the /Alien /universe
   * /Alien/ and motherhood
   * /Alien/ and race, ethnicity and otherness
   * HR Giger and The Art of /Alien/
   * /Alien /and psychoanalysis
   * A Haunted House in Space: /Alien /as Gothic horror
   * /Alien/ and science-fiction
   * /Alien/, audiences,//fandom and ‘cult’
   * ‘The perfect organism’: /Alien/ and evolutionary biology
   * /Alien/ and neoliberalism, post-industrialism and the rise of
     multinational corporations
   * /Alien/ and artificial intelligence, cybernetic organisms, and the
     post-human

**

*Oxford University Press has expressed a keen interest in producing a 
collection of essays based on the symposium.*

*We are applying for funding to facilitate postgraduate and unwaged 
participation.*

Please send 300-word abstracts and a short biographical note to Dr 
Gregory Frame (_g.frame@bangor.ac.uk _) by 
1 January 2019.

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Training Short Courses from the Consumer Data Research Centre (Leeds)

  The ESRC-funded Consumer Data Research Centre at the University of Leeds will be offering the following courses in Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019:
 
Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Retail Applications
15th Oct 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds 
Course Tutors: Drs Les Dolega (Uni of Liverpool), Nick Hood (Leeds) and Andy Newing (Leeds)


This one-day course provides an introduction to applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis in understanding retail sector dynamics. We focus on the visualisation and analysis of data related to retail supply (e.g. store catchments) and demand (including geodemographics) at national, regional and local scales. We consider commercial and public sector applications of retail analytics and introduce increasingly sophisticated analysis tools. These include GIS-based measures of accessibility and network analysis to determine retail service areas.

A series of fully supported hands-on practical sessions, interspersed with short lectures and group activities, provide an applied and theoretical perspective, with examples drawn from the UK but relevant in a number of international contexts. The course activities draw on CDRC data resources (where possible) and signpost users to further freely available or commercially-licensed data sources for use within their own research.

Participants will leave with a clear practical awareness of GIS and spatial analysis techniques commonly applied in retail analytics.

 
Who is the course suitable for? This course is designed for participants who have limited prior knowledge of spatial analysis in the context of retail analytics. Participants are likely to be PhD students or researchers looking to work with spatial data related to consumers or the retail sector – whether in a commercial, public sector or policy focussed context. Skills will be taught using examples from the UK retail sector but participants will be encouraged to consider how these tools and techniques could be applied in alternative contexts. The course will signpost participants towards CDRC and freely available data resources which would enable them to extend these analysis in their subsequent work.
 
Cost:

£70 (students)

£120 (academic, public and charitable sector employees)

£300 (private sector)

 

GIS for Crime Data Analytics
19th Oct 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Course Tutor: Emily Sheard 
 
This one-day course will follow a linear format, with a series of lectures and practical exercises leading attendees through the key steps involved in performing basic crime analysis in ArcGIS.  Starting with an overview of environmental criminological theories, the course will also include information on: (i) accessing open source crime data, (ii) locating complementary data sets e.g. area boundary files, (iii) advantages/disadvantages of different data sources, (iv) importing crime data and spatial data into ArcMap, (v) mapping data and querying data in ArcMap, and (vi) interpreting results of analysis.

Objectives

·         Understand how spatio-temporal convergences can influence crime patterns
·         Develop a critical awareness of different data sources
·         Learn how to format data ready for analysis in a GIS
·         Gain practical experience of working with ArcCatalog, ArcMap, and ArcToolbox
·         Use mapping techniques to identify crime hot spots
·         Consider how results might translate practically
 
Who is the course suitable for? Anyone wanting to perform basic crime analysis in ArcGIS.  Attendees do not need to have any prior knowledge of geographical information systems, although basic computer skills are required.

Cost:

£70 (students)

£120 (academic, public and charitable sector employees)

£300 (private sector)

 

Introduction to QGIS
29th Oct 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds 
Course Tutor: Rachel Oldroyd


This one-day course provides an introduction to Quantum GIS, an open source Geographic Information System software package. You will be introduced to the various components of the software and learn how to work with both vector and raster data layers. You will learn how to run simple geospatial analyses, how to edit existing maps and how to create maps using your own data, which we encourage you to bring with you to the course.

No prior knowledge is assumed for this course other than having basic IT skills.

Cost:

£70 (students)

£120 (academic, public and charitable sector employees)

£300 (private sector)

 

Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics
28th Jan 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds 
Course Tutors: Drs Andy Newing and Nick Hood

This one-day course introduces participants to sophisticated spatial analysis and spatial modelling approaches that can be used to understand retail sector dynamics. We focus on the analysis of complex interactions between retail demand (consumers) and the retail supply side (retail stores). The tools that we introduce are applied widely by the commercial retail sector and we reflect on the important link between academia and industry in the continual development of these modelling approaches. We introduce participants to statistical and spatial modelling using simulated data related to UK consumers. These include regression and powerful industry-standard spatial interaction (or gravity) modelling. The course is taught via a series of fully supported hands-on practical sessions, interspersed with short lectures and group activities. This provides an applied and theoretical perspective, with examples drawn from the UK but relevant in a number of international contexts.

This course follows on from the CDRC training course above. Aside from a brief recap of key spatial analysis techniques and spatial data sources, this course teaches entirely new content. It is suitable for those who attended the introductory course and also those wanting a stand-alone course in retail modelling. Participants will leave with a clear practical awareness of model-based spatial analysis techniques commonly applied in retail analytics. Participants may also think differently about their own consumer behaviours having undertaken this course!

Who is the course suitable for? This course is designed for participants who have some experience of spatial analysis using GIS, but no prior knowledge of statistical or spatial modelling is required. Participants are likely to be PhD students or researchers looking to use spatial modelling to enhance their analysis of retail/consumer data in. The course will signpost participants towards CDRC and freely available data resources which would enable them to extend these analysis in their subsequent work.
 
Cost:

£70 (students)

£120 (academic, public and charitable sector employees)

£300 (private sector)

 
Please click on the title for more information on content or to make a booking.
Please email Kylie Norman for further information or if you are booking using a University of Leeds internal account.
 
Best Wishes,
 
Kylie Norman
Administrative Assistant
Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)
 
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)
Level 11, Worsley Building
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
 
Email: k.r.norman@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 3430242
Please visit our website: http://cdrc.ac.uk   
  

Asia Clean Energy Forum 2019

    We are reaching out to you regarding an important update on next year’s forum. Please note that Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF 2019) will be held at the Headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila during the week of 17-21 June 2019. 

Now in its 14th year, ACEF 2019 provides a dynamic platform for deliberations and knowledge exchange on clean energy topics through a combination of thought-provoking speakers, interactive track sessions, focused Deep Dive Workshops and informal networking sessions. During the coming weeks, we will be developing topics of the thematic tracks, and details of ACEF Deep Dive Workshops and special sessions. For now, we request you to block your calendars and get ready for ACEF 2019 – one of the flagship networking and learning events on clean energy in Asia.


Organizations. Is your organization interested in hosting a technical session, marketing its initiatives or providing sponsorship? Reach out to us with your ideas and let’s start a conversation on how your organization can best contribute to ACEF 2019.
Individuals. Are you interested in attending ACEF 2019, and even possibly presenting your work and ideas? Look out for our CALL FOR ABSTRACTS which will be issued in January 2019. Bookmark our website and follow us on social media as we will post regular updates on the event and share details in the coming months. 

Please remember this is your event: as a clean energy stakeholder you have a critical role to play in making this event bigger and better than last year. Please write to us at acef@adb.org if you have any thoughts and ideas on how we can enhance the overall ACEF experience for you.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at ACEF 2019 in Manila! 

Sincerely,
 


David Elzinga
Co-Chair
Asian Development Bank 
 
Peter du Pont
Co-Chair
Managing Partner, Asia Clean Energy Partners
ACEF 2018 Resources
Brochure providing the key highlights 
ACEF YouTube channel showcasing videos from ACEF
For more information and updates on ACEF 2019, go to our website at www.asiacleanenergyforum.org

If you have inquiries, you can email us at acef@adb.org
  
  

Register now for the Asia Access to Justice Week 6-9 Dec 2018, Chiang Mai, Thailand

   Join Asia Access to Justice Week
6-9 December 2018
Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Asia Access to Justice Week is a BABSEACLE initiative held annually in Chiang Mai Thailand. Every year, people gather and participate in a week of activities focusing on the strengthening and supporting greater access to justice for the vulnerable, marginalized and poorer members in our communities.
These activities including training workshops, a Justice, Health and Fitness Fair, the Asia Justice Marathon a fun/run walk for justice, a justice movie night and dinner fundraiser .
REGISTER
SCHEDULE
Partners & Supporters
 

  
  
  

PhD opportunity at Newcastle, Australia

   The deadline for this PhD opportunity has been extended. Great opportunity to be part of a great team! https://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/graduate-research/phd-scholarships/phd-scholarships/low-carbon-energy-transition

Dr Hedda Haugen Askland
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology
Project Director, Centre for Social Research and Regional Futures
Deputy Director, Centre for 21st Century Humanities
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

T: +61 2 4921 7067
M: +61 405 066 470
F: +61 2 4921 6933
E: Hedda.Askland@newcastle.edu.au
W: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/hedda-askland
T: @AsklandHedda

The University of Newcastle (UON)
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia

CRICOS Provider 00109J
  
  

Call for applications for 15 PhD fellowships in the field of informal care

  ENTWINE is a 4-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Union and started as of September 2018, with a specific focus on informal care (https://entwine-itn.eu/). It is currently offering 15 fellowships for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for high quality PhD training. The PhD students will be selected for a 3-year advanced multidisciplinary and intersectoral research training, preferably starting in March 2019. Deadline for applying is 30 November 2018.

The Application Guide (https://entwine-itn.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ENTWINE_Application-guide.pdf) provides all specific information, including requirements for applying (the call addresses specifically young researchers with a Master degree in the first four years of their career) and the selection procedure, while details on how to apply are provided here: https://entwine-itn.eu/recruitment/.

Kind regards, Giovanni Lamura

INRCA-IRCCS (National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing) - Centre for Socio-Economic Research on Ageing 
Via S. Margherita, 5 - 60124 Ancona, Italy - Tel. (++39) 071-8004797; Fax: (++39) 071-35941; 
E-mail: g.lamura@inrca.it - Website: http://www.inrca.it/inrca/Mod_ric_112.asp?pag=Ric_UO_psicosocio.asp&ling=en.
   
  

ICANN News Alert -- ICANN65 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

    News Alert

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-11-14-en

ICANN65 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
14 November 2018
LOS ANGELES – 14 November 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened the Fellowship Program application round for ICANN65. This round is open only to those who have previously completed an ICANN Fellowship because ICANN65 is a Policy Forum. The meeting is from 24–27 June 2019 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The deadline to apply is 14 December 2018, 23:59 UTC. Successful candidates will be announced on 28 February 2019 on https://www.icann.org.

ICANN Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program seeks out individuals who are interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN's work in policymaking, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.

Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of individuals who are actively participating in ICANN communities and in other Internet governance entities in the Internet ecosystem. Participation covers a range of activities:

Writing articles and blogs
Giving online or in-person public comments about bottom-up policymaking
Participating in Internet conferences and panel discussions
Joining working groups
Mentoring newcomers
Assisting our regional leaders
Personal leadership development
More information.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world. 
  

Invitation for Proposals: Research on Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution

    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is launching an Invitation for Proposals (IFPs) from registered organizations with a non-profit status (research institutes, universities or think tanks) in developed or developing countries interested in becoming a grantee in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and through the delivery of initial research services under the Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) programme, co-developed with DFID-UK.

For more information on how to submit a proposal and the evaluation criteria to be used, please see the full IFP here .

Deadline for proposal submissions is 30 December 2018.

Kind regards

UNCTAD-SMEP team 
  

Oxford Spring School in Ecological Economics, 24 - 30 March 2019, St Hilda's College, Oxford

    Following the launch of 'ECOSYSTEMS' at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1999624106/) Environment Europe is pleased to announce that applications are being received for the Oxford Spring School in Ecological Economics to take place 24 - 30 March 2018 at St Hilda's College, Oxford. This year the School is devoted to Green Economy for Countries, Cities and Regions: Ecosystems, Economy, Policy. The programme includes interventions from The Club of Rome, Sustainable Europe Research Institute The Open University, Imperial College London, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Institute of Sustainable Development Strategies and Environment Europe. 
http://environmenteurope.org/education/12

The School will take place at St Hilda's College, Oxford and will address key elements of the green economy transformation with a particular focus on ecosystems, economy and policy, exploring the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics. With a clear sustainable development focus, it will draw on the expertise of a range of disciplines: economics, ecology, physics, environmental sciences, finance, politics, international relations, sociology, psychology, complex systems theory, etc. to address the current challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion, water shortages, social cohesion and achieving sustainability. The course will be composed of theoretical and applied modules and will address the key elements of the environment-economy interaction: the foundations of ecological economics, methodological approaches of input-output analysis, multi-criteria decision aid, ecological conflicts around the world, regenerative cities, smart cities, sustainable transport, sustainable urbanism, renewable energy, urban planning, ecosystem services and case studies from around the world. The Summer School will feature interactive simulation games. 

Our lecturers will include the leaders in the field of ecological economics: Prof. Joachim Spangenberg (SERI), Prof. Juan Martinez-Alier (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Dr Stanislav Shmelev (Environment Europe Ltd), Prof. Herbert Girardet (The Club of Rome), Prof. Dave Elliott (The Open University), Prof. Arild Vatn (University of Life Sciences, Norway), Dr. Stanislava Boscovich (Imperial College London), Prof. Irina Shmeleva (Institute of Sustainable Development Strategies). 

The course is designed for multiple points of entry and could be helpful for PhD students, government experts, representatives of international organizations and business. The course will give participants an opportunity to explore key methodologies for ecological-economic analysis and to apply these to various case studies. Oxford Summer, Winter and Spring Schools in Ecological Economics organized by Environment Europe attracted participants from  53 countries, including Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzeland, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Latvia, Ghana, Nigeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, China, India, Bhutan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, and Australia, including representatives of UNEP, UNDP, IUCN, OECD, ILO, DEFRA staff, NGOs, academia and business, including Shell and Deloitte. 
In case we receive United Nations, European Commission or other funding for the School, there could be limited opportunities for scholarships for young talented academics and participants from the developing world.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Oxford. 

With best regards,

-- 
Dr Stanislav E. Shmelev 
Director, Environment Europe Ltd, Oxford, UK 
Environment Europe Limited is incorporated in the United Kingdom under the Companies Act 2006 as a private company, Reg. 9328647 

Tel: +44(0) 7729 733366 
E-mail: director@environmenteurope.org 
http://environmenteurope.org/education/7 
https://twitter.com/Environment_Art 
http://www.facebook.com/EnvironmentEurope 

New article: Shmelev and Speck (2018) Green fiscal reform in Sweden: Econometric assessment of the carbon and energy taxation scheme, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 90, July 2018, Pages 969–981 
New article: Shmelev and Shmeleva (2018) Global urban sustainability assessment: A multidimensional approach, Sustainable Development, 1-17, DOI: 10.1002/sd.1887 
New article: Shmelev and van den Bergh (2016) Optimal Diversity of Renewable Energy Alternatives under Multiple Criteria: an Application An Application to the UK': http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032116001301 
New book: Shmelev S.E. (2018) Ecosystems: Complexity, Diversity and Nature's Contribution to Humanity, Environment Europe Press: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ecosystems-Complexity-diversity-contribution-humanity/dp/1999624106 
New book: Shmelev S.E. (2017) Green Economy Reader: Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustianability: http://www.springer.com/kr/book/9783319389172 
New book: Ecological Economics: Sustainability in Practice (Springer, 2012) http://www.springer.com/economics/book/978-94-007-1971-2 
New book: Sustainability Analysis: an Interdisciplinary Approach (Palgrave, 2012) http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=539023 

  

From G&A Partners: Ethical Corporation Announces Agenda for 18th Responsible Business Summit Europe (10-12 June 2019)

   G&A Institute invites you/from our partners:

Ethical Corporation is excited to announce the agenda for Ethical Corporation’s 18th Responsible Business Summit Europe (10-12 June 2019). 
Download your newly released brochure here: http://1.ethicalcorp.com/LP=21639

The recent IPCC and WWF reports paint a stark picture, our planet is on the brink of an irreversible collapse. Coupled with increasing societal pressures, rapid innovations and changes in technology pose turbulent and challenging times ahead.

However, these challenges provide new opportunities to transform industries and societies. It’s time for business to embrace these opportunities and lead to a new clean and sustainable future. It will involve leadership, hard decisions, ambitious collaborations and innovations.

Responsible Business Summit Europe 2019 is built to provide practical ideas and opportunities to meet those that are shaping the future of sustainable business. 
Our focused agenda covers: 

Time to lead: Identify innovations, materials, technologies and partnerships that will help your business deliver ambitious social and climate impacts
Data-driven materiality and impact: Develop systems and strategies that provide accurate data on future risks, opportunities and evidence impacts
New multi-stakeholder approach:  Engage Employees, Investors, NGOs, Governments, Customers, Suppliers and Competitors to truly deliver ambitious [SDG] impacts 
Communicate, engage and report: Demonstrate leadership and become a trusted voice on material issues
New for 2019 – Investor focus:  Opportunity for investors and corporates to share ideas on future risks and opportunities through focussed workshop discussions
2019 confirmed speakers include:

Jürgen Maier, CEO Siemens UK
SakerNusseibeh, CEO, Hermes
Magnus  Billing,    CEO, Alecta
Erik Fyrwald, CEO, Syngenta
Al Naqvi, President, American AI Association
Ryan O'keeffe, Managing Director, Blackrock
Jeff Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer, C&A
Sally , CEO, Forum for the future
Catherine Howarth, CEO, Share Action
Leon Wijnands, Global Head of Sustainability, ING
Sami Naffakh, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Arla Food
Plus many many more…
Be the first to see the full speaker line-up and agenda at: http://1.ethicalcorp.com/LP=21639 
Exclusive Launch Discount – get £100  discount by using  the code LAUNCH when resgitering online here- Hurry up- discount ends this Friday. 
Alternatively, would you like me to reserve your place?

Best regards,
Candy Telani Anton
Head of Europe | Ethical Corporation
0207 375 7162  
  

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November 28 - 29, 2018
Fairfax, VA - Washington DC Area
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This 2-day session introduces the LUMA System of Innovation, a framework of Human-Centered Design methods that power creative problem-solving. It’s a practical, flexible approach that anyone can learn and apply.

All participants receive:
Exclusive access to an extended 90-Day trial of LUMA Workplace, an online platform that supports continued learning with videos, activity templates, and quick start guides.
 
A set of print tools from LUMA's "Innovating for People" series of reference materials including a copy of LUMA's Handbook of Human-Centered Design Methods and a corresponding deck of Planning Cards. 
Who Should Attend:
Design & Innovation Strategists, Lead Designers, Product Managers, Project Managers, UX Designers, Program Managers, Marketing Managers, and Process Architects.

Location:
The workshop will be held in Fairfax, Virginia– 25 minutes from Dulles Airport, 30 minutes from National Airport, and near 12+ hotels.
 
Limited Seats – Register for the Workshop Today 
  

The Lab is seeking ideas for climate finance and sustainable investment

  The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is seeking proposals for innovative ideas that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges, for its 2019 cycle.

 

This year, the Lab has a special call for ideas that target sustainable agriculture for smallholders in West & Central Africa, sustainable energy access, blue carbon in coastal & marine ecosystems, and sustainable cities. Ideas that target other sectors will also be considered.

 

The Lab identifies, develops, and accelerates sustainable investment vehicles and early stage enterprises for climate mitigation and adaptation projects in developing countries. Selected ideas receive guidance and support from high-level leaders from both the public and private sectors, who contribute expertise, political capital, and financial capital to the instruments. Selected ideas will also benefit from robust analysis, stress-testing, and development by Climate Policy Initiative’s team of experts.

 

Previous ideas selected by the Lab have made swift progress in getting off the ground and unlocking needed investment. In just four years, the Lab has helped launch 35 instruments which have collectively mobilized $1.28 billion to date.

 
The deadline to submit an idea is December 19, 2018. Interested parties can learn more and submit their idea at www.climatefinancelab.org.

    
  

CfP Panel: The Eurozone Crisis. Transformative Impact on the European Project and Model(s) of Capitalism, Bruges, Belgium, 25 - 26 January 2019

 Call for Papers for the Panel:

The Eurozone Crisis. Transformative Impact on the European Project and Model(s) of Capitalism   

As part of the 7th Euroacademia International Conference 
‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’ 
Bruges, Belgium, 25 - 26 January 2019
Deadline: 10th of December 2018 

Panel Description


Europe in these days appears to move from one ‘crisis’ to the next. The deep and apparently perennial crisis of the Eurozone has been on the headlines for a couple of years now, and shows signs of a further exacerbation. The crisis raises several issues of interest for students of political science, political economy and international relations. What appears clear is that the problems of the Eurozone are signals of a weakening (if not an outright failure) of European integration as it was envisaged starting from the early 1990s. The political and cultural dimensions of the crisis of the Eurozone should thus not be overlooked, as well as its wider significance for the whole European project. The consequences of a falling apart of the Eurozone are unpredictable and may usher in a period of heightened political turbulence. In the wake of the Eurozone crisis, some commentators and scholars openly take into consideration the possibility that the European Union itself may be in danger. Moreover, the deeply transformative effects on the European model(s) of capitalism generated by the crisis are under everyone’s eyes.

The panel grapples with these issues adopting a wide outlook, welcoming contributions from students of economics or political economy, as well as political science and international relations.


Some suggested topics for the panel are:

~ How can the crisis of the European project be understood with reference to the various theories of European integration?
~ What agency is involved in the transformation of the European model(s) of capitalism?
~ What does the crisis of the Eurozone mean for the European Union’s role in global political and economic affairs?
~ The discourse and narrative of the Eurozone crisis: crisis for whom and for what purposes? Media and the crisis.
~ Austerity measures and their impact on the Eurozone crisis
~ Greece and the emergence of scenarios for exiting the Eurozone
~ The Eurozone crisis and the crisis of European solidarity
~ European Central Bank and the Eurozone crisis
~ The impact of Brexit on the Eurozone

For complete information before applying see full details of the conference at:
http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7eupe/  

You can apply on-line by completing the Application Form on the conference website or by sending 300 words titled abstract together with the details of contact and affiliation until 10th of December 2018 at application@euroacademia.org

    
  

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Journalism at University of Hartford

 Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Journalism
School of Communication
University of Hartford
 
The University of Hartford’s School of Communication seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in multimedia journalism and digital media production for a position to begin August 2019.
 
Preferred candidates will have collegiate-level teaching experience and be able to teach courses in journalism, including writing, reporting, editing and producing journalism, photography and video on all platforms. Professional journalism experience is a plus, as is evidence of innovative approaches to the practice of journalism in an ever-shifting media landscape. Successful candidates must have the ability to teach courses that incorporate video production in a studio environment and single-camera format, and post-production editing using Adobe Cloud programs including Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects.

We seek a person who will take an active role in expanding curriculum in our new Digital Media and Journalism major in bold new directions, address how these fields have been transformed by new technologies and attract new students. The faculty member would have the opportunity to work with students involved in the student television network (STN2), radio stations WWUH and WSAM, the campus newspaper The Informer, and also create new student groups. Applicants who aspire to enhance the diversity of those working in professions related to media and journalism and the representation of diverse communities in media are valued.
 
Opportunities exist for teaching courses in the School’s Master of Arts degree program, and our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum. Faculty are expected to teach three courses per semester, engage in scholarship leading to peer-reviewed production work and/or publication, and provide service to the School, College of Arts and Sciences, and University. A Ph.D. or MFA in digital media, journalism, communication or a related field is required; those in the process of completing their dissertations or theses may also apply, if they specify an anticipated completion date.
 
Interested candidates should apply online at: http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/2334.
Your application should include a letter of application, vita, sample syllabi, three letters of recommendation with current contact information, and a representative sample of work. Screening begins December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Our new five-year strategic plan was approved in May of 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartford.edu.
 
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.
 
The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

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GAATES Global Accessibility News November 12th

     
  15th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons

Asia-Pacific, Events, News, November 9 2018 
TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Date: November 12-15, 2018; Venue:Taipei Interactional Convention Center (TICC) skyline of Taipei  
       
         
  A Wake Up Call on the Urgent Need to Remove Barriers

Americas, Built Environment, News, November 9 2018 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA: Canada has received a wake-up call in recent months about the urgent need to remove physical barriers in the built environment and improve accessibility for people of all abilities. In June 2018, the federal government tabled the Accessible Canada Act, a means to ensure equality, inclusion, and full participation ..     
         
         
  Apply Now for WILD 2019!

News, November 8 2018 
Apply now for Mobility International USA’s 9th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program! Women with disabilities.. sparkler in someone's hands  
       
         
  Too Often, Dhaka Remains Inaccessible for People with Disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Built, News, November 7 2018 
DHAKA, BANGLADESH: An ever-growing urban population with overflowing and at times chaotic...  rooftop view of the city.  
       
         
  Experts Discuss Data Revolution in North Africa, Call for Assistance

Africa, Built Environment, News, November 8 2018 
AFRICA: The UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (UNECA) Office for North Africa organized the 33rd Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on the theme, ‘Data Revolution in North Africa: Using data in support of structural transformation.’ The Committee meets annually as a statutory body of the UNECA    
         
         
  World Data Forum Wraps Up With a Declaration to Boost Financing for Data and Statistics 

Events, Middle East, News, November 6 2018 
DUBAI: The second United Nations World Data Forum concluded on 24 October 2018, with the launch of... laptop on a glass table  
       
         
  Internet Forum Aims to Build Trust, While Leaving No One Offline

Events, ICT, News, November 6 2018 
INTERNATIONAL: The Internet has become an integrated part of our lives, from accessing..  person holding a paper WIFI symbol   
       
         
  Tamer Group and Savola Group Join Forces with Qaderoon to Raise Awareness on World Mental Health Day

Middle East, News, November 5 2018 
SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon network in cooperation with its members Tamer Group and Savola Group, launched a campaign on social media to raise awareness about the value of good mental health at work in coinciding with World Mental Health Day on 10 Oct. ..     
         
         
  PolyU Develops Robotic Arm for Self-help Mobile Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Tech, News, Nov 2 2018 
HONG KONG: Stroke is the third leading cause of disability worldwide. In Hong Kong, there are about.. PolyU's robotic arm  
       
         
  Experts Provide Guidance on Data Interoperability for SDGs

Americas, ICT, News, November 2 2018 
NEW YORK, USA: During the second UN World Data Forum, experts launched a guide on data interoperability for development to help improve the integration.. 'data  
       
         
  Multiple Perspectives 2019: Call & Save the Date: April 8 & 9 – SDS Preconference April 7

Americas, Events, News, November 1 2018 
Call For Presentations – Save The Date The Nineteenth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability: The Journey from Noblesse Oblige to Social Justice Where: On The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus...    
         
         
  Blackboard’s Accessibility Solution Continues Strong Momentum

Americas, Assistive Tech, News, November 1 2018 
WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Blackboard announced on October 31st, 2018 that the Blackboard Ally... someone using a tablet   
       
         
  Introducing the Online Guide to the World Development Indicators: A New Way 

Americas, Disaster, News, October 31 2018 
WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier.. 'close-up view of a desk globe   
       
         
  ECLAC, OECD Development Centre Examine Approach for Leaving No One Behind

Americas, Europe, Events, News, October 31 2018 
NEW YORK, USA: A joint report by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.. 'people in a circle with their hands on the middle   
       
         
  Infrastructure Forum Explores Technology’s Role

Asia-Pacific, Disaster, October 30 2018 
BALI, INDONESIA: The heads of multilateral development banks (MDBs) and international institutions gathered for the 2018 Global Infrastructure Forum..  'computer screen with data graph   
       
         
  Leonard Cheshire Launches New Report About Disability Data Collection 

Americas, News, October 29 2018 
USA: Leonard Cheshire and Humanity & Inclusion have launched at new report “Disability Data Collection"...  'people presenting   
       
         
  New App Launched called “Accessible Doc Reader”

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Tech, News, October 29 2018 
DHAKA, BANGLADESH: The application launched on 29th September 2018 at jatiya press club in Dhaka. Innovation Garage Limited has developed.. 'showing the accessible doc reader   

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MSc Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing - online course - recruiting now for January and September 2019

I am writing to make you aware of our MSc in Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing here at the University of Central Lancashire. We are recruiting now for students who wish to start their studies in January 2019, a second entry point is also available in September 2019.

 

This unique master’s course, from one of the UK's largest universities, has been directly tailored to address the urgent need to confront sustainability issues related to health, wellbeing and healthcare provision. Delivery is via e-learning with live interactive sessions, so that study can be undertaken entirely from your own home.

 

Sustainability, health and wellbeing are global issues. Every nation is facing grand challenges and many of these have a shared foundation. Climate change is broadly recognised as the biggest global health threat. Together with other factors such as an increasingly aging population, multimorbidity, disability, microbial resistance, depleting resources and issues related to wide scale health and wealth inequality, the challenges facing global health are substantial.

 

This course seeks to explore the shared global challenges, as well as those being specific to individual regions, and hence be applicable to public health and healthcare personnel around the world. It has been designed to meet the needs of those holding strategic positions within organisations as well as individual public health and healthcare workers who wish learn more about how to enhance sustainability, health and wellbeing.

 

 

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U. of New Mexico--Executive Searches: Provost & VP for Equity & Inclusion

The University of New Mexico is currently searching for two executive positions—(1) Provost and Executive Vice President and (2) Vice President for Equity & Inclusion. Both searches are being conducted with the assistance of Isaacson Miller. If you or someone you know might be interested in either of these positions, please forward this link to them. You can apply or nominate an individual for the position. (Full disclosure: I am not on either of the search committees.)
 
Vice President for Equity & Inclusion
Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
 
The University of New Mexico is a dynamic public flagship research university located in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are a Carnegie designated Very High Research institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution. For more information about UNM, please click www.unm.edu.
 
Thank you!
 
Monica
 
 
 
 
 
Monica M. Kowal, Ph.D.
Director, Community Engagement Initiatives, Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Practice in Civic & Community Engagement, UNM Innovation Academy
Chair, International Association for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement (IARLSCE)
Chair, Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop, Engagement Scholarship Consortium
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Resilient Cities 2019 - Call for contributions open!


Resilient Cities 2019 Call for contributions: Last week!




Friendly reminder: the call for contributions for the 2019 congress closes on Friday 16 November! We welcome proposals for various formats, including presentations, panels, workshops, and debates. An overview of the formats is available here. 

A core objective of the Resilient Cities congress series is to serve as the global resilience implementation forum. To advance this goal, the special anniversary edition of  Resilient Cities 2019 will focus on:
Paving the way for resilience: research, cooperation, planning, finance and implementation;
Advancing resilience, especially on efficient resource management, natural and cultural heritage protection and food systems;
Innovation for resilience: digitalization, nature-based solutions, adaptive infrastructure, tinkering and blockchain;
Building resilient societies, focusing on forced migration, resettlement, inclusion, social cohesion and citizens' voluntary emergency response.
Congress themes also include current and pressing issues such as managing climate-related health risks, leveraging social capital, and evidence-based adaptation planning. Check the detailed list of new themes here.
 
Don’t miss the chance to shape the program of this global event on urban resilience! Submit your contribution until 16 November 2018.



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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
World Secretariat
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Phone: +49-228 / 976299-28
Fax: +49-228 / 976299-01
Email: resilient.cities@iclei.org
Website: https://resilientcities2019.iclei.org/
Twitter: @ICLEI_ResCities, #ResilientCities
   

Invitation to EGU session “Earth Observations for Sustainable Development”

If you are interested in attending the EGU General Assembly 2019, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, we would like to invite you to submit an abstract to:
 
Session ESSI1.16
Earth Observations for Sustainable Development
 
The deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET or, for those applying for EGU Roland Schlich travel support, 1 December 2018, 13:00 CET. Detailed information on how to submit an abstract can be found at:
https://egu2019.eu/abstracts_and_programme/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html
 
Session ESSI1.16
Earth Observations for Sustainable Development
Convener: Darren Lumbroso (HR Wallingford)
Co-Conveners: Gina Tsarouchi (HR Wallingford), Ray Fielding (UK Space Agency), Athene Gatsby (UK Space Agency)
 
Session description:
 
The application of Earth Observation (EO) datasets for Sustainable Development is a fast-growing field. EO technologies and innovations are constantly evolving,  and contributing to the delivery of sustainable, economic and societal benefit to developing countries, helping them meet their Sustainable Development Goals.  There is great potential to build on the unique strengths that the space sector has in terms of services and technology to deliver sustainable development objectives, especially in data-sparse regions of the globe, and realising this potential is crucial. The scientific and socio-economic benefits remote sensing data are limitless.  Especially in developing nations, where there is a need to bridge the gap between existing technologies and operational applications, EO technology can help enhance the capability to monitor the Earth’s vital resources, and to support the planning, design, operation, and management processes of various sectors.
 
This session invites submissions from researchers and practitioners, whose work with EO technologies provides the information needed to confront key sustainable development challenges, spanning a whole range of themes such as:  disaster response and early warning systems, water resources, agriculture, air and water quality, deforestation,  land-use change, urban development, renewable energy.
 
With best regards,
 
Darren Lumbroso, Gina Tsarouchi, Ray Fielding, Athene Gatsby
 
 
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Call for Proposals: Interfacing public communications in the digital economy


Call for Papers
Journal of Digital Media and Policy (JDMP)
(Formerly International Journal of Digital Television)
Special Issue 10.3 (Autumn 2019)
‘Interfacing public communications in the digital economy’
Guest edited by Michael Klontzas (University of Huddersfield) and Maria Sourbati (University of Brighton)
Deadline for proposals: 30 November 2018
Public organizations tasked with the delivery of universal service in communications (e.g. broadcasting) and social welfare (e.g. health services) have been redesigning their service delivery through digital transformation for almost two decades now. At the centre of these systems and infrastructures are digital interfaces enabling the flow of information and data between organizations and their publics, mediating access to services and generating data about service users.
Originating in engineering to describe a face of separation between substances (Bottomley 1882) and, later, places or surfaces where two bodies or systems come together (OED 1990; McLuhan 1962), the concept of the ‘interface’ entered common use in new media studies at the turn of the century to denote mediations between human and computer, between computers or between humans. Interfaces are both technical devices and conceptual spaces. In digital communications, the word ‘interface’ denotes the software and hardware that conditions the interaction between computers and between computers and humans, as well as the interweaving of information and forging of connections that is directed through digital code. Interfaces have the power to shape communication and information access (Gane and Beer 2008) structure the choice of users and make normative claims about the purposes and appropriate use of content (Andersen and Pold 2014; Stanfill 2015). Service providers and content producers inscribe specific roles and types of agency into software interfaces (Lammes 2016) highlighting the affordances of websites (Graham and Henman 2018) and other human-facing technologies. Public service webpages, dashboards and social media feeds, demarcating appropriate modes of engagement, privilege certain content options, presuppose user competencies and deploy user characteristics shaping the production of user data that can be co-opted by powerful interests. Such power asymmetries have been the subject of ongoing policy debates about the crisis in public information (‘fake news’) and the necessity for regulatory intervention enforcing platform responsibility and supporting media literacy. Communications policy research has addressed today’s evolving digital media systems as platforms (e.g. Mansell 2015; van Dijck, Poell and Waal 2018) and as software and content (Burri 2015; Helberger, Karppinen and D'Acunto 2016), but less so as interactions and interrelationships of platform design, service software, content and structured media and information access.
For this special issue, we invite contributions that examine interfaces on the institutional, organizational strategy, technology design and access level with a focus on universal/inclusive public communications and services. We invite contributions that include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
Digital interfaces and the structuring of user choice.
Public service ideals and evolving user interfaces: institutional strategies and alternative innovation.
Social inclusion by design.
Interfaces, aesthetics and configuring the public service user.
Digital interface affordances and public value.
Emerging interface technologies.
Digital interface design knowledge exchange and policy diffusion.
Interface regulation.
Abstracts of 500 words should be submitted to the guest editors, Michael Klontzas M.Klontzas@hud.ac.uk and Maria Sourbati M.Sourbati@brighton.ac.uk, by 30 November 2018.
All proposals must include a title, six-eight keywords, author name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and contact details. To read more information about the journal and find Notes for Contributors, visit http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=175
Key dates
30 November 2018: Deadline for abstract submission.
15 December 2018: Notification of accepted proposals.
29 April 2019: Deadline for submission of full articles.
27 May 2019: Double-blind peer-review completed. Accepted papers given four weeks for revision.
Autumn 2019: Special issue goes to print.
 
University of Huddersfield inspiring tomorrow's professionals.

   

CFP: Pleasures of Violence

Call for Papers

Pleasures of Violence

*Conference to be held at Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK)*

March 7-8,2019

It has become a truism to claim that social media bring out the worst in 
us. But who gets to be the subjects and the agents of violence in an 
economy built to repackage violence? In Updating to Remain the Same 
Habitual New Media, Wendy Chun exposes the hypocritical dissonance 
between our fantasies about the Internet and our online practices. For 
instance, we are continually surprised at the leaking of a network that 
is precisely built to leak; or we project the promiscuousness of 
networks onto bodies that aren’t supposed to matter. Digitality has 
become, then, indissociable from questions of injury, aggression and 
pre-determined targets. Such impulses of violent digitality have further 
become central spectacles on cinema, television and video game screens.  
Why does the digital seem so well suited for the most insidious and 
blatant of death drives?


  From misogyny to racism, from trolling to warfare, from disaster porn 
to revenge porn, to be immersed in popular visual culture is to have to 
negotiate the circulation, broadcasting and spectacle of violence. Is 
digital violence the re-enactment of analog modes of violence or a brand 
new kind of economy? Have digital networks simply brought to the surface 
the cesspool of destructive desires that whirled beneath surfaces all 
along, or do they facilitate unprecedented modes of acting out, and 
suffering from, violence? How might we, scholars and creative 
practitioners, imagine ways of combating or repairing violence?

This conference aims to consider questions of abuse, misuse of power and 
aggression in the (post-)digital age from a variety of perspectives and 
fields, exploring the relationship between violence (physical, 
psychological, symbolic, et al) and digitality writ large. It also takes 
seriously the pleasures on offer through such digital violence, whether 
that is the action cinema’s fight sequence or the trainwreck celebrity. 
Is “digital violence” a redundant category? How does violence play out 
in different national contexts and creative industries: cinema, gaming, 
photography, music, fashion?

We welcome abstracts that centre on, but are not limited to the following:


* Doxing, firehosing, gaslighting: The New Language of Violence

* Representations of violence in contemporary TV, cinema, series and 
podcasts

* Bot-enacted gender and racial violence

* The relationships between genre and violence

* Digital terrorisms

* The digital circulation of xenophobia

* Disaster porn, revenge porn and other types of sexual violence

* Online communities of violence and self-harm

* Outing as a form of violence

* Youtubeas platform for confessing violence

* Social media, feminism and the exposure of rape culture

* The weaponization of gossip, hearsay, fake news and misinformation

* BDSM online communities: The New Erotic Possibilities of Violence

* Biometric technologies of racial violence

* Necro/Bio-political violence

* Neo-colonial violence

* Glamourization and fetishization of violence

Please send abstracts of 250 – 300 words, with a supporting bio of no 
more than 100 words, to violenceconferencebrookes@gmail.com 



*Abstract deadline: Monday 31st of December 2018.*


*Dr Diego Semerene*
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Digital Media
/Oxford Brookes University/
@diegosemerene

   

Call for Proposals SDS@OSU Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability

Society for Disability Studies logo. The words in shades of gray.
Call for Proposals — Due December 3, 2018
SDS@OSU Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability
Columbus, Ohio, April 6-9, 2019

(This CFP can be found online at http://disstudies.org)

The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is pleased to co-conference with The Ohio State University’s Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability conference. The SDS Strand adds a day, allowing us to schedule conference events April 6-9, 2019.

Generously funded by The Ohio State University and the Ethel Louise Armstrong Endowment, the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference is extending its support to include SDS. Now in its 19th year, the OSU conference, running April 8-9, expands perspectives on disability and enhances community resources for a broad and diverse audience.

The SDS Strand activities, which begin April 6, are open to all to attend but will be arranged, proposed, peer-reviewed, and presented only by SDS Members. For information about becoming an SDS member or renewing for 2019 (no one is turned away for an inability to pay), please visit our website: http://disstudies.org.

 

 

The Society for Disability Studies Strand
“Emerging Disability Studies Perspectives: Ecologies of Care and Access on a World Scale”

The SDS Strand aims to highlight the strength of our shared work and the importance of bringing multiple voices together to co-construct the future of disability studies across multiple landscapes of academia, community, grassroots movements, art communities, and organizations. Understanding that our growth and collective interdisciplinary contributions are vital, and that disability studies adopts a critical interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to scholarly inquiry in solidarity with grassroots disability movements, we welcome emerging activists, artists, leaders, and scholars to join established communities for three days of SDS panels, discussions, workshops, and other collaborations.

Disability studies and SDS have emerging roles in helping to elevate the voices of Disability Justice communities and in connecting with work in the Global South, especially promoting intersectional scholarly and advocacy work. These relationships can lead us to critically (re)examine, (re)theorize, (re)approach, and (re)imagine disability, care, and access on a world scale. Focus on the emergent in disability studies (topics, approaches, and communities where it has not mobilized yet) might better honor goals for prioritizing vital work being done with grassroots, community-grounded frameworks, centering those living at the intersection of multiple oppressions. Considering the responsibility of academia / privilege to address these needs, meaningful collaboration and acknowledgement of interdependence in this work are key.


 
Topics to explore under the SDS@OSU theme might include:

●        What emerging concepts inform collaboration of disability studies scholars and activists in the projects they conceptualize and carry out? In what ways can these collaborations enhance disabled and crip futurities?

●        What are examples of collaborative anti-ableist strategies that dismantle / disrupt / chip away systemic ableism? And what could unapologetic collaboration yield?

●        What can global action / activism / scholarship look like? How can interdependence enable activism on a world scale?

●        What does disability studies teach us about ecologies of interdependence in relation to sustainability?

●        How can scholars and activists collaborate to bring attention to and fight against racism and ableism? How can we fully recognize interdependence in this work? How can challenging anti-blackness co-mobilize social justice initiatives focusing on identity formation beyond gender binaries, as well as confront violences visited upon other “maligned” sexual, ethnic, and religious identities?

●        How is interdependence co-opted and commodified?

●        What self-care and care work strategies are used while collectively working towards dismantling a culture that celebrates hyperproductivity? In what ways can Mia Mingus’s concept of access intimacy be defined, described, or manifested?

●        What are the relationships between disability culture, rights, and justice approaches?

We welcome proposals in all areas of disability studies, but especially those submissions premised on our SDS@OSU theme, and preference will be given to proposals that encourage discussions across the social, cultural, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries; connect individuals to local, national, international, or transnational communities in order to build collaborative insurgent networks across the world; consider parallels, distinctions, and intersections with disability, race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, immigration status, religion, nationality, and age.

The Society for Disability Studies Strand, in addition to varied special events, will primarily be a series of 90-minute sessions with a minimum of three people presenting in many formats.

 

Schedule:

Saturday, April 6, 2019: SDS Evening Reception.
Sunday, April 7, 2019: All-day SDS Strand, including Paper Workshops; Evening Keynote Dr. Jina Kim and Dr. Sami Schalk, Dinner, and SDS Dance/DISCO Ball. Co-sponsored by OSU Disability Studies Graduate Student Association and OSU Disability Studies Program.
Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, 2019: SDS Strand at the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference, ending at 5pm Tuesday. SDS Student Members should also consider entering the OSU Poster Contest: ADA-OSU@osu.edu, https://www.facebook.com/events/892030347854550/.
Submission Template is Available for Download at http://disstudies.org

To Submit: Using our ATTACHED Submission Template, if possible, send Submissions by email as attachments to: Suzanne Stolz, SDS Program Committee: suzanne@disstudies.org.

 
Devva Kasnitz, PhD
Executive Director
Society for Disability Studies
PO Box #5570
Eureka, CA 95502
SDSKasnitz@gmail.com
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10th ADB Business Opportunities Fair 2019 | Asian Development Bank

10th ADB Business Opportunities Fair 2019 | Asian Development Bank


https://www.adb.org/news/events/10th-adb-business-opportunities-fair-2019

   

CFP 7th APA Congress, Lisbon, 4-7 june 2019, P038 - Temporalities and spaces of the extended home: domestic economy in plural migratory circuits

We welcome submissions for paper presentations at the 7th APA
Congress, Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Antropologia, Lisbon,
4-7 june 2019:

P038 - Temporalities and spaces of the extended home: domestic economy
in plural migratory circuits

http://apa2019.apantropologia.org/p038/


Coordinator:
Ambra FORMENTI
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA) / Faculdade de
Ciências Sociais e Humanas (NOVA FCSH)
ambra.formenti@gmail.com

Co-coordinator
Simone FRANGELLA
Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-Ulisboa)
sifrangella@gmail.com


Short abstract

This panel intends to discuss the nexus between kinship and
neighbourhood, political economy and domestic economy , in the context
of multiple migrant circulations between Portugal and other world
destinations. We propose to explore ethnographically how the relation
between migratory strategies, global labour market and domestic
economies marks the experience of transnational families.

Long abstract

For many migrants Portugal is at the same time a place of transit to
other countries and a central reference for transnational family
networks. This panel intends to discuss the nexus between kinship and
neighborhood, political economy and domestic economy, in the context
of multiple migrant circulations between Portugal and other
destinations in Europe or beyond it. Understanding domestic economy in
the aristotelic meaning of “government of home” – which includes the
provision and management of money, the circulation of objects and
food, the reproduction labour, the care of the house and children and
the planning of the future, we invite the authors to explore
ethnographically: how the relation between migratory strategies,
global labour market and domestic economies marks the experience of
transnational families? Does the constant mobility of migratory groups
around European and other cities and the temporalities that mould them
constitute an enlarged net reproducing ways of life, or alter family
and gender patterns, as well as the urban spaces in which they are
located? How do people answer to the impact of macro-structural
changes to manage their domestic life? Which kind of resources
families mobilise to deal with structural uncertainty and live a “good
life”?
   

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new position in technology studies - Department of Communication

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN TECHNOLOGY STUDIES*

Announcement of Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Department of Communication

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

POSITION

*Assistant Professor in Technology Studies,* beginning July 1, 2019. 
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in 
media and technology studies, conducting research, supervising 
dissertations, performing departmental, university, and public service.  
Salary is competitive.

QUALIFICTIONS

PH.D. (Completed or near completion by July 2019) in Communication or 
related discipline, with a specialization in technology studies.  We are 
particularly interested in a scholar with a critical-cultural approach 
to technology. We are open to a wide range of specialties, theories and 
perspectives.  Candidates whose research addresses questions of media 
and technology in relation to marginalized, disenfranchised and 
traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. 
Candidates should have a record of, or potential for, outstanding 
teaching, research, and service.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of Communication has 30 full-time faculty with areas of 
emphasis in Media and Technology Studies, Media Production, Cultural 
Studies, Performance Studies, Interpersonal and Organizational 
Communication, and Rhetorical Studies. Approximately 850 undergraduate 
and 50 graduate students major in the department. The department is 
committed to critical, socio-cultural, and aesthetic approaches to 
communication, including engaged scholarship, broadly conceived. 
Additional information can be found at http://comm.unc.edu 
.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Qualified applicants should apply online at 
http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/150514   Include a cover letter, CV, 
teaching philosophy, research statement, up to three reprints of 
articles and/or other evidence of scholarly activity, as well as 
evidence of teaching effectiveness. Atminimum, four letters of 
recommendation are required. The University of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All 
qualified persons will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to color, race/ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender 
identity, gender expression, genetic information, religion, age, sex, 
sexual orientation, disability or status as a protected veteran. Women 
and minority scholars are encouraged to apply. We seek applicants who 
engender a climate that values diversity in all its forms.

For any inquiries, please contact the search committee at 
comm-search@unc.edu 

The deadline for applications is December 20, 2018. Applications will be 
reviewed beginning December 1, 2018. The University of North Carolina is 
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AWID Jobs eNews: 5 November 2018

5 November 2018
Executive Officer
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands | Organization: Mama Cash | Deadline: 12 November 2018
The Executive Officer provides executive level support to the Executive Director, the Management Team and the Supervisory Board of Mama Cash.


Communication and Outreach Advisor-International consultant
Location: Kabul and Home-based, Afghanistan | Organization: UN Women | Deadline: 13 November 2018
UN Women ACO is seeking to recruit a Communication and Outreach Advisor for developing a communication strategy and outputs focused on its programmatic areas.


Humanitarian Director
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia | Organization: CARE Canada | Deadline: 14 November 2018
The overall purpose of this role is to ensure that CARE Indonesia’s humanitarian and recovery programs are of high quality in all aspects, including humanitarian standards, efficiency, effectiveness, compliance and impact.

Program/Development Coordinator
Location: New York, USA | Organization: MADRE | Deadline: Open until filled
The Program/ Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting MADRE’s institutional fundraising efforts.


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Can you help Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity find our next cohort of world-changers? 20 November deadline!

We're looking for people around the world who are working for a fairer world. Can you help us reach them?

The deadline for applications to the 2019-20 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is 20 November 2018. Please help us spread the news about this programme, which brings activists and social change leaders from around the world to LSE's International Inequalities Institute. (See below for easily shareable info)

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme allows fellows to work with leading scholars, practitioners and civil society organisations. In its first two years, AFSEE has brought together 40 change-makers from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and North and South America. Most AFSEE participants have not previously had access to a major fellowship or scholarship, and all have spent seven to ten years fighting inequality in fields such as human rights, environmental activism, community and labour organising, transparency and governance, gender and disability rights, civic and democratic engagement, journalism, public health, social policy and peace and reconciliation.

The programme has both residential and non-residential tracks, with residential fellows completing the LSE's MSc in Inequalities and Social Science, and non-residential fellows participating in four AFSEE modules in London and Cape Town over one year. AFSEE is one of seven Atlantic Fellows programmes worldwide, and is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies via a 20-year grant that will fund the creation of a 600-strong cohort of lifelong fellows.

Find out more about the programme here: http://afsee.atlanticfellows.org/apply
View our video here: https://youtu.be/EkENioZIWAQ
Share one of our social media posts:
Twitter: (our account is @LSEInequalities)
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Communications and Events Officer
Atlantic Fellows Programme for Social and Economic Equity
International Inequalities Institute
London School of Economics & Political Science
8th Floor, Tower 1
Clement's Inn
London, WC2A 2AZ

K.M.Shook@lse.ac.uk
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IAMCR Panel NGO Comm Social Change

CFP: IAMCR Panel “NGO and Non-Profit Communications for Social Change”
Dear colleagues:
I am seeking participants for a proposed panel on “NGO and Non-Profit Communications for Social Change” to be submitted to IAMCR’s conference in Madrid, Spain (7-11 July 2019).
Many times, NGOs, non-profits and grassroots organizations do important work in the media sector by engaging in activism, advocacy, or social mobilization. This panel’s goal is to assemble research in the areas of communication and media activism and who can present insights from social change-driven initiatives by NGOs and non-profit organizations from around the world.
The proposed panel hopes to bring together scholars, activists, and/or practitioners who can share insights on communication strategies and activist practices in the NGO/non-profit context. The panel welcomes quantitative and qualitative scholarship, including studies about activism in the areas of media democratization, media participation, media policy, media representation, media programming, community media, peace communication, etc.
If you are interested in submitting your research to this panel, please send an email to Dr. Giuliana Sorce (giuliana.sorce@uni-tuebingen.de) with your name and affiliation, a short biographical note, and a 150-200 word abstract by January 31, 2019.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Giuliana
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Dr. Giuliana Sorce
Akademische Rätin (Postdoctoral Scholar) in “Transformation of Media Cultures”
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Institute of Media Studies
Wilhelmstr. 50, 72074 Tübingen (Germany)
giuliana.sorce@uni-tuebingen.de

ICA Preconference: Taming and Nurturing the Wild Child: Government and Corporate Policies for New Media

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (ICA) 2019

Washington, DC

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP

May 24, 2019

Taming and Nurturing the Wild Child:

Government and Corporate Policies for Social Media

Call for Papers

The impact social media have had on social networking, political 
information, advertising and corporate communications make it hard to 
imagine that platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are less 
than a decade and a half old. In this short time frame, they have proven 
their potential time and again both for good and bad: while catalyzing 
pro-democracy movements worldwide, and promoting activism against sexual 
harassment, they have also become pre-eminent forums for the 
dissemination of misinformation and “fake news,” and for racist, 
xenophobic and misogynistic propaganda. While connecting people through 
building (and buttressing) social, business and political networks, they 
have also raised concerns regarding privacy and misuse of personal 
information.

Due to this explosive growth and the ensuing concerns, societies are 
struggling to fashion policy responses that will preserve social media’s 
vibrancy as spaces for unencumbered speech, while minimizing the 
potential harms from privacy violations, hate speech and the diffusion 
of misinformation into political discourse. Indeed, in some countries 
governments and civil society organizations have called for steps to 
address these abuses, yet in others, social media policy has become a 
pretext for governments to curb freedom of expression and muzzle 
critical voices.

We invite papers that examine policy responses to these developments. 
How can policy be developed, while protecting societal values such as 
freedom of speech and information? Policy is defined broadly, including 
government policies, regulations and laws and the policies of 
corporations including algorithmic screening of content and emergent 
norms (in the spirit of North/Williamson, who define governance as 
formal and non-formal rules of the game). We are also interested in 
analyses that address how the business model of social media (e.g., for 
profit, not-for-profit) interacts with alternative policy approaches. We 
particularly encourage international comparisons, including contrasting 
approaches to social media policy adopted by national governments. For 
example, what impact do the EU’s GDPR and the Chinese 2016 Cybersecurity 
Law, both which came into effect in 2018, have on social media?

Potential papers may address the impact of these policies on issues 
including but not limited to freedom of speech, democratic discourse, 
political activism, network security, national security and 
surveillance, commercial speech, privacy protections and transborder 
data flows.

This preconference workshop is jointly organized by the Institute for 
Information Policy 
 (IIP) at Penn State 
University and the James H. and Mary B. Quello Center 
 at Michigan State University. Papers presented 
in the workshop will be considered for publication in the IIP’s Journal 
of Information Policy . 
The Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, 
published by Penn State University Press and archived on JSTOR.

Abstracts of up to 500 words and a short bio of the author(s) should be 
submitted to pennstateiip@psu.edu  
by December 15, 2018. Please write IIP_SOCIALMEDIAPOLICY: YOUR NAME in 
the subject line. Presenters will be notified by January 12, 
2019 regarding acceptance. Accepted papers will need to be submitted 
by May 1, 2019.


Two PhD positions in Journalism Studies and News Audience Research

The deadline is soon approaching for the following 2 PhD posts in 
Journalism Studies and News Audience Research - please pass this message 
on to any candidates you think would be interested. The PhDs are part of 
a collaborative research project, ‘Beyond the Here and Now of News’ , 
funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, which will be conducted 
both at Aalborg University’s Copenhagen campus (AAU-Cph) and Roskilde 
University (RUC).

For Aalborg University (November 18th deadline), please see further 
details and apply at: https://www.vacancies.aau.dk/phd-positions/

For Roskilde University (November 15th deadline), please see further 
details and apply at: https://ruc.dk/en/vacant-positions-roskilde-university

Both PhD candidates are expected to begin on January 1, 2019, or as soon 
as possible thereafter. We would like to stress that, as field work will 
be conducted in Denmark, proficiency in Danish is required for the 
positions.

Please direct any questions to Chris Peters (cjpeters@hum.aau.dk) or Kim 
Christian Schrøder (kimsc@ruc.dk)

CfP - What is Technology


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Date: Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 at 10:39 AM
Subject: [IAMCR] CfP - What is Technology?
To: IAMCR Announcements 


*WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?**
*Value • Velocity • Vortex
*UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND
*April 11-13, 2019

/*What is Technology?*/*(2019)*will examine the vortices of interaction 
among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral 
knowledge and imagination to navigate our everchanging 
media/life/universe. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as 
methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving in all domains of 
human life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network 
of transdisciplinary research by cultivating /communication/as the heart 
of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and environments.

The ninth annual /What is…?/will bring together natural and social 
scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, 
artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community 
organizations, and the public. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, 
panels, and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics. Please 
see /whatis.uoregon.edu/for additional details.

*Proposals may address the following questions (as well as others):
*• How are technologies and values related? What are velocities of 
technology (e.g., acceleration studies)?
• What are the forces of technology? Is there only one form of 
technology or different kinds?
• What are current approaches to the study of technologies? How is 
technology interpreted through various lenses (e.g. critical theory, 
cultural studies, eco-phenomenology, feminism, globalization, 
intersectionality, journalism, media studies, metamodernism, new 
materialism, political economy, posthumanism, rhetoric, semiotics, etc.)?
• What are philosophies of technology? Where do technology and ethics 
interface/interact?
• What is Science and Technology Studies (STS)? What are the Digital 
Humanities (DH)? What is the relationship between Science, Technology, 
Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and communication/media/film studies, 
or other disciplines in the humanities (e.g. anthropology, archaeology, 
comparative literature, curatorial studies, library studies, psychology, 
sociology)? What is STEM+C (Computing), E-STEM (Environmental), or STEMM 
(Medicine)?
• How does technology relate to—or converge—music, art, design, 
architecture, and/or craft, e.g. STEAM (Arts)?
• How do technologies’ scale, pace, and pattern transform/limit their 
impact? What are techné and/or technics?
• What are immersive technologies (e.g. apps, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed 
Realities, IoT, gamification, etc.)?
• What are the implications of emerging technologies (e.g. AGI, creative 
coding, holography, information literacy, nano-bio-info-cogno, 
predictive analytics, regenerative medicine, risk analysis, robotics, 3D 
bio-printing, etc.)?
• How are the natural sciences and technology coming together (e.g. 
artificial biology, bioinspired design, biomimicry, data science, 
ecological system analysis, environmental analysis, etc.)? Is biology 
itself technology?
• How do technologies obscure and/or highlight issues of gender, race, 
class, and/or indigeneity? What are indigenous knowledge and 
technologies? What is emerging research on equity, access, and learning?
• What are the positive/negative consequences of media technologies for 
the public interest?
• What relationships are there between technology and warfare, 
innovation and defense, etc.? What are emerging discourses of 
cyberinfrastructure, cyberlearning, cybertraining, or cybersecurity, etc.?
• How is technology related to disability studies, 
accessibility/alter-abled education, accessible/assistive technologies, 
and mobility? How does technology relate to birth/life/aging/death, 
and/or contemplation/well-being?
• What are technological determinism, technological realism, and 
technological humanism? technophilia versus technophobia, technological 
utopianism versus dystopianism, and/or technological singularity versus 
multiplicity?
• How is collective intelligence, and/or collective wisdom, engaging 
and/or changing our lives?
• How might technologies contribute to socio-technical community 
resilience and/or thriving communities?

Send 150–200 word abstracts for papers, panels, or installations by 
*DECEMBER 21, 2018*, to:
Janet Wasko • jwasko@uoregon.edu
University of Oregon • Eugene, Oregon • 97403-1275 • USA

Graduate Teaching Assistant /PhD position in psychosocial psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University

we are advertising for a Graduate Teaching Assistant/PhD in psychosocial 
pedagogy and wondered whether there was anyone  in your network who 
might be interested. Although based in the Department of Psychology, the 
position is not restricted to psychology graduates and we are 
encouraging qualified candidates across the social sciences to apply.

The application deadline is - *soon* - 18th November. Further 
information about the post can be found 
here:https://manmetjobs.mmu.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/post-graduate-teaching-assistant-a-psychosocial-pedagogy-of-learning-and-teaching-1113-mmu-birley-campus/1124/description/

Apologies for cross-posting.

Many thanks,

Susanne


Dr Susanne Langer │Senior Lecturer │ Postgraduate Admissions Tutor │ 
Department of Psychology │Birley Building │Birley Fields Campus │53 
Bonsall Street 
Manchester 
 
Metropolitan University │ Manchester│M15 6GX│ Tel +44 (0) 161 247 2592 
│ _s.langer@mmu.ac.uk 
_ 
│Office Hours (during term): Mondays 13:00-15:00, BR 3.50 (drop-in,  no 
appointment required).


-- 

Astrid Coxon

Psychologist

QMiP Bulletin Editor

07974 257913

@AstridCoxon
http://astridcoxon.wordpress.com

Can you help Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity find our next cohort of world-changers? 20 November deadline!

We’re looking for people around the world who are working for a fairer world. Can you help us reach them?
 
The deadline for applications to the 2019-20 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is 20 November 2018. Please help us spread the news about this programme, which brings activists and social change leaders from around the world to LSE’s International Inequalities Institute. (See below for easily shareable info)
 
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme allows fellows to work with leading scholars, practitioners and civil society organisations. In its first two years, AFSEE has brought together 40 change-makers from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and North and South America. Most AFSEE participants have not previously had access to a major fellowship or scholarship, and all have spent seven to ten years fighting inequality in fields such as human rights, environmental activism, community and labour organising, transparency and governance, gender and disability rights, civic and democratic engagement, journalism, public health, social policy and peace and reconciliation.
 
The programme has both residential and non-residential tracks, with residential fellows completing the LSE’s MSc in Inequalities and Social Science, and non-residential fellows participating in four AFSEE modules in London and Cape Town over one year. AFSEE is one of seven Atlantic Fellows programmes worldwide, and is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies via a 20-year grant that will fund the creation of a 600-strong cohort of lifelong fellows.
 
Find out more about the programme here: http://afsee.atlanticfellows.org/apply
View our video here: https://youtu.be/EkENioZIWAQ
Share one of our social media posts:
Twitter: (our account is @LSEInequalities)
https://twitter.com/LSEInequalities/status/1059070337432911875
 
LinkedIn (our account is https://www.linkedin.com/company/atlantic-fellows-for-social-and-economic-equity/) https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6462975838387212288
 
Facebook (our account is @LSEInequalities)
https://www.facebook.com/LSEInequalities/photos/a.897626197040299/1471391486330431
 
Thank you for your help in sharing our news!
Karen Shook
Communications and Events Officer
Atlantic Fellows Programme for Social and Economic Equity
International Inequalities Institute
London School of Economics & Political Science
8th Floor, Tower 1
Clement’s Inn
London, WC2A 2AZ
 
K.M.Shook@lse.ac.uk
+44 (0) 207 106 1109
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IUCN ECARO Vacancy: SOS Central Asia Officer _Apply by 7 December

Please note that a new vacancy at IUCN ECARO is open for the position of SOS Central Asia Officer. Deadline for applications is 7 December 2018.
 
#3910 - SOS Central Asia Officer (P1)
ECARO – Protected Areas
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belgrade, Serbia

To see the vacancy announcement, please use this link:
https://hrms.iucn.org/vacancy/3910

Kindly distribute this Vacancy announcement to your contacts and networks, as you deem appropriate.
Thank you in advance!

Postdoctoral position in Mediatized Diaspora - University of Copenhagen

Postdoctoral position in Mediatized Diaspora

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of 
Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites 
applications for a postdoctoral position in 'Mediatized Diaspora' to be 
filled by 1st of January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job content
The successful candidate will join the collaborative project 'Mediatized 
Diaspora. Contentious Politics among Arab Media users in Europe' that is 
headed by Associate Professor Ehab Galal. The project examines how 
Arabic diasporic communities in Europe use regime-critical and 
politically mobilized Arab media in transnational political action since 
2011. The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
  The candidate will be responsible for conducting a subproject on how 
media practices of Tunisian political activists living in Denmark, 
Sweden and France contribute to political transformation in Tunisia, 
focusing on their attempts to negotiate and contest interpretations of 
current developments. The candidate is expected to conduct qualitative 
interviews among members of the Tunisian diaspora in the elected 
countries, to analyze and conclude on the findings, and to contribute to 
the methodological and theoretical discussions of the project.
  Place of Employment and Work: The place of employment and daily work 
is Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of 
Copenhagen.

  Qualification requirements
In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research 
qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of 
a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.
* A PhD in Cross-Cultural Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Media 
Studies, Arab Studies, Anthropology or equivalent research experience.
* Research experience in media or political activism in the Middle East 
or in Arab diaspora communities in Europe.
* Experience in qualitative and interview-based research.
* Good-organizational skills and a structured approach to fieldwork.
* Excellent English skills written and spoken.
* Advanced knowledge of either Arabic or French.
Desirable experience and skills:
* Research based knowledge on Tunisia or the Arab Spring.
* Knowledge of Danish language.

For further information about the position, please contact Ehab Galal 
(ehab@hum.ku.dk).
For further details about the qualification requirements for 
postdoctoral researchers, please refer to the job structure for Academic 
Staff at Universities 2013: here (link removed)

Application
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.
Please click on the "Apply now" icon at the bottom of the page.  (link 
removed)

The application must be written in English and include the following 
enclosures:
* Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page)
* Curriculum vitae (with applicant's e-mail & telephone number)
* Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, 
etc.).
* Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications 
must be marked with *.
* Research plan, including a short description of previous research and 
a plan for the 11 months' research that includes an account of how the 
applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project description 
of the overall project (which is forwarded on request).
* Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, 
if any.
* Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications 
for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the 
publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as 
attachments and listed from 1 to 3.
Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or 
work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the 
extent of the applicant's contribution to the work must be clearly 
stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the 
co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual's 
contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected 
to be assessed.

Appointment procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects 
applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. 
All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted 
for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment 
committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected 
applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of 
the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the 
opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to 
themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the 
procedure by e-mail.
Further information about the application procedure is available from 
HR-officer Rusan Elmazi: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 13219.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement 
between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of 
Professional Associations (AC). See here

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of 
Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that 
makes it possible for international researchers employed by the 
University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension 
contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the 
different pension schemes, please see here.

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, see 
here. (link removed)

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on 
how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.

Read more: here, here and here. (link removed)

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, 
regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, November 25, 2018.
Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be 
considered.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and 
among Europe's top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen 
promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. 
Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students 
and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and 
informal environment. An effective organisation - with good working 
conditions and a collaborative work culture - creates the ideal 
framework for a successful academic career.

Please follow the link below for more information.
https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=148363&fbclid=IwAR334qfnaI9dbCs5k7jpSgiiJVySntTS6hNyxJmXK1m_76YjlPVtgjvcxhQ

Central research questions
https://ccrs.ku.dk/research/centres-and-projects/mediatizeddiaspora/

2nd International Conference on Economy, Social and Technology (ICEST 2019)

Call for Paper
2nd International Conference on Economy, Social and Technology (ICEST 2019)
23rd March 2019, Copthorne Hotel Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Website, Registration & Submission: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/icest2019 

SCOPE 

•    Economy
•    Social
•    Technology

SUB-THEMES
Economics: Agribusiness, agricultural and resource economics, applied economics, economic development and growth, economic policy and rural development, economic regulations, energy economics, environmental and natural resource economics, financial economics, health economics, history of economic thoughts, industrial economics, international economics, institutional and ecological economics

Social: Prospects and challenges of social, social business and innovation, social and law, social media, social entrepreneurship, social government, social innovation, social marketing, Social Capital, Social Psychology, Social and Organizational Networks, Social accounting, Social Policy and Social Legislation.

Technology: Technology and sustainable development, Information system, Technology management/ policies, Information and Communications Technology, Educational technologies/ Learning Technologies, Technology relations/trends, Sourcing, technology transfer/licensing, Environmental and Green Technology, Science and technology, Digital media and emerging technologies/ digital technologies, Manufacturing Technology, E-Government, e-Business)

LANGUAGES
•    Bahasa Malaysia
•    English

PUBLICATION
All accepted paper will be publish in one of the journal below:
•    International Journal of Law, Government and Communication (IJLGC) elSSN: 0128 -1763 – www.ijlgc.com/
•    Journal of Islamic, Social, Economics and Development (JISED) elSSN: 0128-1755 - www.jised.com/ 
•    International Journal of Accounting, Finance and Business (IJAFB) elSSN: 0128-1844 - www.ijafb.com/ 
•    Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Environment Management (JTHEM) elSSN: 0128-178X - www.jthem.com/ 
•    Journal of Information System and Technology Management (JISTM) elSSN: 0128-1666 - www.jistm.com/ 
•    International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counseling (IJEPC) elSSN: 0128-164X - www.ijepc.com/ 
•    International Journal of Heritage, Art and Multimedia (IJHAM) elSSN: 2600-8262 - www.ijham.com/ 
•    International Journal of Humanities, Philosophy and Language (IJHPL) SSN: 2600-8270 - www.ijhpl.com/ 
•    International Journal of Modern Trends in Business Research (IJMTBR) – elSSN: 2600-8742 - http://www.ijmtbr.com/ 
•    International Journal of Modern Trends in Social Sciences (IJMTSS) – elSSN: 2600-8777 - http://ijmtss.com/
•    International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management Practices (IJEMP) – elSSN: 2600-8750 - www.ijemp.com/ 

**Note: All journal is index by MCC (Malaysia Citation Centre)

Important Dates (GMT +8:00)
1.      Abstract Deadline: 8 March 2019
2.      Full Paper Deadline: 18 March 2019
3.      Early Bird Deadline: 23 February 2019


Secretariat 
International Conference on Economy, Social and Technology (ICEST, 2018) 
Academic Inspired Network 
Lot 1156 Tingkat 2 Bangunan Kompeni Niaga LUTH 
Jalan Dato Pati, 15000 Kota Bharu Kelantan  

Email:  icestofficial@gmail.com 
Website, Registration & Submission: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/icest2



   

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PhD Scholarships in Journalism Studies at Swansea University

**PhD Studentships in Journalism Studies at Swansea University

Swansea University’s Media and Communications Department invites 
applications for a fully funded PhD scholarship that will commence in 
October 2019.  The scholarship is supported by Swansea University’s 
Research Excellence Scholarships Scheme (SURES).

The Department of Media and Communication seek research proposals from 
applicants with a keen interest in alternative journalism/ communication 
platforms and how they might reach beyond the values and imperatives 
associated with fourth estate journalism.  Key questions and topics in 
this area might include:

*How are contemporary alternative communication platforms positioned 
within the wider mediated public sphere?

*What communication strategies do these platforms use to engage their 
audiences? (These strategies might include satire, opinion, emotion, 
official discourse, multimodal content and so on)

*How do these strategies compare with those used by mainstream media, 
bearing in mind the prevailing regulatory framework within which they 
operate? (For example, how do they compare in terms of 
partisanship/impartiality and objectivity?)

*How do these strategies relate to audience reception, and what 
reactions do they generate? (This might relate to civic agency, cynicism 
and political echo chambers)

A more detailed description of potential project topics can be found 
here: 
https://www.swansea.ac.uk/politics/researchinpoliticsandinternationalstudies/politicalanalysisandgovernance/postgraduateresearch/suresscholarships/ 


Subject to eligibility criteria, SURES scholarships cover the cost of 
UK/EU tuition fees, plus an annual stipend at the UKRI rate (to be 
confirmed for 2019/20) for three years.  There will also be up to £1000 
per annum available to support immersive training experiences, 
engagement with industry, international collaborative opportunities and 
cohort building).  Due to funding restrictions, the scholarships are 
available to UK/EU students only. Applicants liable for overseas fees 
are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants will have to complete a 2000 research proposal. Please visit 
https://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/swansea-university-research-excellence-scholarships-phd-2019.php 
for more details on the application requirements and submission process.

The supervisors of this proposed project, Dr Richard Thomas and Dr 
Allaina Kilby are happy to work closely with eligible applicants to 
develop their proposal in advance of the application deadline on the 4th 
of January 2019.  Please contact us should you have any queries.

a.c.kilby@swansea.ac.uk

richard.h.thomas@swansea.ac.uk
   

Vacancy: Lecturer in Media, Leeds Beckett University

The School of Cultural Studies and Humanities is seeking to appoint a 
Lecturer in Media to contribute to the development and delivery of its 
undergraduate and postgraduate courses and the supervision of research 
students in this disciplinary area.


We wish to appoint a research active colleague with specialisms in film, 
television and social media, but are open to interests in a range of 
media, cultural studies and communication. We would welcome a colleague 
who can forge partnerships with the media industries, with particular 
interests in marketing/ digital marketing.


Applicants should be able to demonstrate either a proven track record in 
research and publication activity or the capacity to develop such a 
track record and experience of university teaching, curriculum 
development and/ or show the willingness/ capacity to develop in these 
areas.


An ability and willingness to work collegially across disciplinary 
boundaries is also essential for this post.


To apply for the role please click here tinyurl.com/ybrur48g 



We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black 
and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently 
under-represented at this level of post. All appointments will be based 
on merit.


Closing date: 20 November 2018 (Midnight)
   

PhD Program in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

The Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) program at North 
Carolina State University is inviting applications for admission to our 
Fall 2019 cohort.


As one of few truly interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in North America, 
CRDM prepares doctoral students to analyze the social, cultural, and 
political dimensions of emerging communication media, communication 
technologies and infrastructures, and digital texts, and to actively 
engage students in the study of digital media through inquiry, 
criticism, production, and practice.

Recent CRDM graduates have gained positions at a wide variety of 
institutions nationally and worldwide, including places such as City 
University of Hong Kong, George Mason University, Rochester Institute of 
Technology, Molloy College, the University of Central Florida, DePaul 
University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Michigan, and Murray 
State University.


We invite you to circulate this call to any Master's students and/or 
Master's programs you think might be interested. Applications are due 
Monday, January 14, 2019.


If you have an questions about the program, please check out our website 
or send inquiries to 
crdm-inquiries@ncsu.edu .
   

MSc Maritime Science 2019-2020: Applications are open

Applications for the 2019-2020 class of the MSc Maritime Science are open!

The Master of Science in Maritime Science is an inter-university programme developed by Ghent University (UGent) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). It aims at students from diverse academic backgrounds, who have a common passion for maritime transport and already hold a Master degree. People working in the maritime sector may also benefit from the programme to enhance their knowledge and skills.

The programme comprises three main pillars: a technical/general pillar, an economic/logistic pillar and a legal pillar, and follows the multidisciplinary approach which makes it unique in the global academic landscape. All courses are offered in English, as the maritime sector operates in an international environment.

The programme is taught by experts with international acknowledgement and experience. The strong interaction with the maritime sector through guest lectures and field trips provides students with up-to-date information on ports and shipping.

You can find all relevant information on the website of our study programme: www.maritimescience.ugent.be.

Feel free to distribute this information through all available channels, so interested people can be informed about this study programme.

Thank you very much in advance!

Kind regards,

Klaas Willaert
Maritime Institute
Ghent University
   

Data & Society Openings: Researchers, Postdocs, Faculty Fellows

Data & Society is pleased to announce a cluster of new openings that are designed to attract a range of junior and senior scholars.  
 
Postdoctoral Scholars: https://datasociety.net/blog/2018/11/07/call-for-postdoctoral-scholars/ 
Data & Society is recruiting one to three Postdoctoral Scholars whose work complements research projects currently underway at the Institute and advances our mission. Postdoctoral Scholars will be expected to work with senior research leadership to construct a viable research project that will both advance scholarly knowledge and contribute to the broader goals of Data & Society. These are 2-year positions based in NYC starting in September 2019. Applications are due December 6, 2018.
 
Researchers (Social Instabilities in Labor Futures): https://datasociety.net/blog/2018/11/08/researcher-social-instabilities-in-labor-futures-initiative-2-positions/ 
Data & Society is hiring for two research positions in Data & Society’s Social Instabilities in Labor Futures Initiative. Candidates would design and conduct research into one of two topics: "Public Sector Labor and Technology Disruption" or "Franchise Entrepreneurship and Financialization." Ideally, one of these positions will go to someone who can take on the role of "Research Lead" for the initiative. The other position would be a researcher position.  These are two-year positions with the possibility of renewal. Applications due December 17, 2018.
 
Faculty Fellows: https://datasociety.net/blog/2018/11/07/call-for-faculty-fellows/ 
Data & Society is seeking two to three Faculty Fellows for our 2019-20 Class of Fellows. Faculty fellows work on independent or collaborative research projects that contribute to the mission of the organization. These are 10-month paid fellowships and fellows are expected to be in residence two days a week. Applications are due December 17, 2018.
 
 
I've attached PDF versions of the calls; the full call provides much greater detail into each of these opportunities. 
 
   

UACES 2019 in Lisbon | Call for Papers & Panels Now Open

UACES 49th Annual Conference, University of Lisbon
1-4 September 2019
 
www.uaces.org/lisbon | #UACES2019
 
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
 
We're pleased to inform you that the call for papers and panels for UACES 2019 in Lisbon is now open: www.uaces.org/lisbon

Each year, the conference draws hundreds of researchers from around the world to present and discuss the latest work in all areas of contemporary European Studies. We are delighted that in 2019, the UACES conference will be hosted by the University of Lisbon School of Law.
 
We welcome proposals from established academics, practitioners, early-career researchers and doctoral students in topics across all fields of research on contemporary Europe and the European Union (including, but not limited to, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Law, Geography, History, Public Policy, Cultural Studies and Sociology). 
 
Proposals for individual papers, pre-organised panels and non-traditional panels are all welcome. Please read the guidelines carefully here before making your submission. UACES as an organisation actively promotes gender balance in the formation of panels at its annual conference and at UACES sponsored events. As such, it does not permit all-male panels. Please take this into account when submitting panel suggestions.
 
UACES provides travel support for students and early-career researchers, for whom the UACES Graduate Forum also organises a social get-together during the conference. 
 
Conference highlights include:
 
3 days of research sessions across a range of topics in European Studies (view last year's programme here)
Plenary panels, non-traditional sessions (e.g. book panel, mini-symposium, roundtable) and the annual Teaching and Learning Workshop
The chance to explore Portugal's coastal capital and its beautiful surroundings
Conference Dinner and UACES Awards Ceremony in the Ajuda Botanical Garden
 
CfP Deadline: 20 January 2019
 
Visit conference homepage
Make a submission now
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We look forward to receiving your proposals. Please email the UACES conference team at admin@uaces.org if you have any questions (do check the FAQs first). 
 
UACES

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UACES is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 1163773. Registered office: Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ

 
   

CAll for papers at the ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) conference

 
The call for papers for the Annual ReNEW ‘Nordic Challenges conference’ is open until the 30th November. All panels can be viewed on the conference website, here: https://www.tilmeld.dk/thirdnordicchallenges/panels.html.
 
We look forward to an interesting conference.
All the best, Caroline
 
Caroline de la Porte, Ph.D.
Professor (MSO) in European and Comparative Welfare Policy, Vice-Head of Department
 
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Department of International Economics, Government and Business
Tel.: +45 3815 3550
Mob.: +45 41852462
cdlp.egb@cbs.dk
 
cid:image001.gif@01CD9398.6C7B89C0Think before you print
 
Recent Publications
 
de la Porte, C., Busemeyer, M., Garritzman, J. and Pavolini, E. (2018) (guest eds.) special issue “The future of the social investment state: politics, policies and outcomes”, Journal of European Public Policy, 25(6):801-809https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjpp20/25/6?nav=tocList
 
de la Porte, C. and Emmenegger, P. (2017) “The Court of Justice of the European Union and Fixed-term Work: Putting a Brake on Labour Market Dualisation?”, Journal of European Social Policy, 27(3): 295-310, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/metrics/10.1177/0958928716684316
 
Important conference
 
Annual ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) Conference, Copenhagen Business School, 6-8 March 2018, Submit your paper or panel here: http://www.tilmeld.dk/thirdnordicchallenges
   

Postdoctoral position in Mediatized Diaspora

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR BOOK CHAPTERS: Food for Degrowth: Principles, Case Studies and Challenges. Abstract deadline: 15 December 2018



How can we produce, consume and preserve food for degrowth in urban settings? To what extent is urban food sufficiency and resilience possible? How can we redesign food provisioning in cities and towns to overcome current limitations?



Understanding food for degrowth as sets of practices along the food chain, this book will explore actual and possible degrowth projects in cities and towns that reduce energy and material consumption while re-valuing the social and environmental values and practices that make us human and sustain us. Following the publication of?Housing for Degrowth, the planned?Food for Degrowth?book seeks to examine how food is experienced in and across the city, joining with other urban elements such as water, energy, waste, built form, mobility and planning. We propose a scholarly-activist book on food for degrowth exploring many environmental, social, political and economic issues. Contributions will interrogate existing models and potential alternatives. We plan to include diverse examples from villages and cities around the world that showcase exemplary food for degrowth practices, identify lessons from key experiments, and analyse and reflect on how we can vastly improve how urban food syst

ems can be experienced and performed.



As co-editors, we welcome abstracts that show chapters exploring:

  - how food practices can be simplified, e.g. substituting energy-intensive take-away meals to low impact local and homegrown alternatives

  - how those in precarious situations can eat well by applying degrowth principles

  - how to overcome limitations for achieving sustainable urban food practices

  - how concepts such as permaculture?s home as ?Zone 0? can enhance degrowth

  - collective and convivial degrowth food activities

  - traditional and modern approaches from the Global South and North

 - more ideas from you!



Along the food chain, topics may include:

  - production of specific foods, such as bees, chickens, fruit trees, fish, and insects

  - processing opportunities, such as cheese making, preservation and fermentation

  - factors for growing, hunting and gleaning food, such as soil, water and forests

  - aspects of consumption, such as ethical eating

  - storage, waste and redistribution, such as re-using surplus food and compost.



Would you like to contribute a chapter?

From this initial call for contributions we will select proposals based on the relevance, strength and depth of the topic or theme and overall fit to the book project more broadly. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss how your abstract would best suit this publication. We expect to decide on successful contributors by February with first drafts of 4000?5000 words due in at the end of May. Meanwhile, we co-editors will submit a proposal to a reputable publisher such as Routledge (Environmental Humanities series). A peer-review process will inform second draft revisions during 2019, with final drafts due in September. We are looking for contributions from social science researchers in any relevant disciplines and fields such as: environmental humanities, sociology, anthropology, geography, environmental studies, design, political ecology, permaculture and political economy.?



We encourage you to engage by email with us with any questions regarding the formation of your abstract.



Contacts:

Ferne Edwards, Research Fellow, RMIT Europe, Barcelona:?ferne.edwards@rmit.edu.au

Anitra Nelson, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne:?anitra.nelson@rmit.edu.au

   

Climate Change Job Vacancies Update - 9 November 2018

A weekly compilation of job announcements recently posted to the Climate 
Change Job Vacancies listing from our IISD Community subscribers
Latest Climate Change Job Vacancies - 9 November 2018
   

New posts at Cardiff - Clwstwr Creadigol programme, part of the AHRC’s Creative Industries Cluster Programme

Colleagues may be interested in new posts at Cardiff University with the 
Clwstwr Creadigol programme, part of the AHRC’s Creative Industries 
Cluster Programme:

*Impact Analyst*

The Creative Industries Impact Analyst will play a key role in assessing 
the impact of Clwstwr Creadigol’s interventions in the screen sector 
(and creative industries more generally) in South Wales. They will, 
working in partnership with the AHRC and Welsh Government, establish and 
develop a framework for measuring and evaluating the creative and 
economic impact of R&D in the creative sector.


http://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=30011&siteid=5460&AReq=7970BR

*Producer for Creative Industries Innovation Programme (x4)*

Research and Development Producers are at the forefront of delivering 
Clwstwr Creadigol. Producers will set up, curate and oversee a range of 
R&D programmes to create innovative new products, services and 
experiences in the Welsh screen sector. Applicants will need to be 
resilient, enthusiastic problem solvers, with excellent skills in 
communication, networking and managing relationships between different 
creative businesses, sectoral agencies and universities.


http://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=30011&siteid=5460&AReq=7969BR

   

Workshop on Informalisation of Care for Older Adults 27-28.11.2018 Seinäjoki, Finland

Workshop on Informalisation of Care for Older Adults

27th and 28th of November 2018 in Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK), Finland

School of Health Care and Social Work, Kalevankatu 35, Seinäjoki, Auditorium C0062. Free of charge!
In all Nordic countries, growing numbers of increasingly old and frail individuals are living at home. This calls for new approaches in care policies and practices. Informal carers are the main providers of care for older adults and services tend to be scant. At the same time, services are marketised and digitalised. This workshop tackles the issues of informal care with high quality presentations of researchers and practice-oriented actors. The event is organized in cooperation with University of Southern Denmark and Stockholm University.
Tuesday 27th of November
12.00-12.45
Welcome lunch
 
12.45-13.00
Opening and welcome to SeAMK and School of Health Care and Social Work
Dean Taina Junttila
13.00-14.00
Right to care and presumption of family and friends in the Finnish legislation
Laura Kalliomaa-Puha, L.LD, Assistant Professor, University of Tampere
14.00-14.30
The meaning of “home” to older people in later life
Dr. Renske Visser, University of Bath
14.30-15.00
Coffee
 
15.00-15.30
Taking Care of Caregivers
Menal Ahmad,
University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands
15.30-16.30
Interactive discussion with informal care actors from the field and the audience
Miisa Lamminen The Family Caregiving Association of Lakeus, Merja Riikonen, FinFami, The Family Association Promoting Mental Health in South Ostrobothnia, Minna Huhtamäki-Kuoppala, The Memory Association of South Ostrobothnia, Deaconess Kirsti Esala, The Lutheran Church of Seinäjoki
16.30-17.00
Quadruple helix model for informal care and voluntary assistance
Jenny Bång, Project Manager, County Council of Värmland, Sweden
17.00-17.30
Informal care in the context of contractualism
Marjo Ring, University of Eastern Finland
17.30
Summing up the day
Principal Lecturer Minna Zechner, Associate Professor Helene Brodin, Special Advisor Katrine Vedel and Associate Professor Marie Konge Nielsen
18.30-
Dinner
 
Wednesday 28th of November
8.30-9.00
Morning coffee and notes from the previous day
Principal Lecturer Minna Zechner, Associate Professor Helene Brodin, Special Advisor Katrine Vedel and Associate Professor Marie Konge Nielsen
9.00-9.30
Emerging models of care and communication between young people and seniors in Russia
Liliya Zenina, CoE AgeCare, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
9.30-10.00
Can Telemedicine Transform the Hospital Centered Cardiac Care Towards an Empowering Self-Management Approach for Older Adults?
Yohanca Diaz-Skeete NetwellCASALA Research Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin, Ireland
10.30-11.30
Rethinking ageing –client-centered integration of services
Katja Rääpysjärvi, Development Manager, eServices, South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Eksote)
11.30-12.30
Lunch
 
12.30-13.30
Intimate relationships, formalized responsibilities: understanding the new moralities of informal care
Liina Sointu, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher University of Tampere
13.30-14.00
Final discussion, finishing words and welcome to Stockholm 14th-15th of May 2019!
Minna Zechner, Helene Brodin, Katrine Vedel and Marie Konge Nielsen
 
Warmly welcome!
Minna Zechner, Helene Brodin, Katrine Vedel and Marie Konge Nielsen
Sign up by 18th of November 2018 https://www.lyyti.in/Workshop_Nov_18
 
 
Minna Zechner, YTT, dosentti/PhD, title of docent
Yliopettaja/Principal Lecturer
Seinäjoen ammattikorkeakoulu (SeAMK)
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
http://www.minnazechner.com/blank
+358-40 868 0203
   

Mediated recognition: Identity, justice and activism (ICA pre-conference)

Call for ICA 2019 Pre-Conference

Mediated Recognition: Identity, Justice and Activism


Event date: 24 May 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Washington D.C., USA

Venue: Main Conference Hotel

Deadline for proposals: 10 January 2018 (300-500 words abstract)

Organizers: Olivier Driessens (University of Copenhagen) and Torgeir 
Uberg Nærland (University of Bergen)


Recognition plays a crucial role in cross-boundary identity formation of 
individuals and groups and it is a central feature in social struggles. 
Charles Taylor's (1994) politics of recognition explains recognition's 
role in multiculturalism and cultural diversity, whereas Axel Honneth 
(1995) stresses the need of mutual recognition for self-actualisation, 
while providing an important alternative for Marxist analyses of social 
struggle by stressing the role of respect and esteem instead of class 
conflict. Taylor and Honneth agree that liberal politics of equal rights 
are insufficient for a just society and that justice requires social 
solidarity that includes recognition of every individual's contribution 
to society (McBride 2013).
What their social theories overlook though is the role of media, 
technology and communication in crossing the boundaries between social 
and cultural groups, in the constitution and change of recognition and 
in the pursuit of social justice. Consequently, this pre-conference has 
two central aims: (1) to update social theories of recognition by 
acknowledging its mediated nature; (2) to advance post-disciplinary 
debates on the role of media, technology and communication in the 
politics of and struggles for recognition. As such, the pre-conference 
will contribute to a better understanding of processes of identity 
formation, social conflict, (mis)representation, social justice, 
media(ted) activism and politics. It will address these issues by 
bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars.

We welcome theoretical and/or empirical contributions on questions 
including:

a) mediated recognition: How does a social theory of mediated 
recognition look like? To what extent do media, technology and 
communication alter the conditions for recognition and social justice?
b) identity and representation: Building on important work on 
recognition and the media by Cottle (2007) and Maia (2014), further work 
on media as sites of struggle is necessary. How can individuals and 
groups gain agency in mediated recognition processes? In what ways can 
activist or community media influence the recognition of marginalised, 
minority or discriminated groups across boundaries? How does mediated 
recognition fuel or intersect with politics?

c) datafication of recognition: What are the consequences for 
individuals, groups and their social fields when esteem is increasingly 
metricised and datafied, such as in Uber ratings or the Chinese Social 
Credit? What do cross-national or -cultural comparative analyses teach 
us about the (dis)similarities of data-related recognition struggles?
d) social justice: How do recognition theories shed new light on 
questions of media- and data-related misrecognition, non-recognition or 
injustice? How are social movements responding to inequalities and 
(feelings of) injustice rooted in mediated and datafied misrecognition?
Responses to the contributions will be given by Tanja Thomas (University 
of Tuebingen), Peter Lunt (University of Leicester), Maia Rousiley 
(Federal University of Minas Gerais) and Tanja Dreher (University of New 
South Wales).

Please email a 300-500 words proposal to Torgeir Uberg Nærland 
(torgeir.narland@uib.no) by January 10, 2018.
Authors will be notified of their acceptance before January 31, 2018.

Please direct any questions to: Olivier Driessens (olivier@hum.ku.dk) or 
Torgeir Uberg Nærland (torgeir.narland@uib.no)

The preconference is sponsored by the Philosophy, Theory and Critique 
Division and the Activism, Communication and Social Justice Interest 
Group (represented by Anne Kaun and Guobin Yang).

The preconference is financially supported by University of Bergen and 
University of Copenhagen.

   

PhD studentships at University of Reading

The Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of 
Reading is part of the South Wales and West Doctoral Training 
Partnership which offers funded PhD scholarships to UK and EU students 
across a consortium of nine universities. We welcome proposals related 
to the themes outlined by the DTP:     - Cultural Transmission, 
Translation and Migration
     - Visual and Textual Aesthetics and Materialities
     - Environmental and Regional Pasts and Futures
     - Politics, Policies and Values
     - STEMM Subjects and Objects
     - Conflict and Post-Conflict
Students will be co-supervised across institutions in the consortium. 
The application system opens on 3rd December, and the closing date for 
applications is 18th January. More information can be found here: 
https://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/about/sww2/

The Department of Film, Theatre & Television at Reading offers 
specialist supervision in the areas of film, theatre and television and 
supports a variety of interdisciplinary and practice-based doctoral 
projects. Our Minghella Studios feature a digital cinema, two theatres 
and an experimental performance space, a digital sound 
stage/multi-camera television studio, editing rooms, audio 
post-production spaces and a sound studio and we work with a range of 
local and national theatre companies and arts organisations. The 
University hosts several important archives, including those of Samuel 
Beckett and Stephen Dwoskin. The department is currently engaged in 
three major funded research projects, on Intermediality and the history 
of Brazilian Cinema, the histories and legacies of Harold Pinter, and 
the legacies of Stephen Dwoskin.
Our research focuses particularly on stage and screen performance and 
production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Academic staff 
specialise in the following areas:

Film: The analysis and histories of cinema, including work on 
mise-en-scène, alternative cinema and artists’ film, new digital and 3D 
forms, US film culture and film style, realism and world cinema, cinema 
and intermediality, landscape in film and ecocriticism.
Theatre: Beckett’s drama for stage and screen, twentieth and 
twenty-first-century British, Irish and European theatre and 
performance, performance analysis, gender and performance, theatre 
companies, directors and working practices, diasporic performance, 
political theatre and multimedia and interdisciplinary 
practice-as-research allied to written scholarship.
Television: British and US TV drama and documentary, contemporary 
television, popular and youth television and new media, transnational 
television and film.
For more information, see 
https://www.reading.ac.uk/ftt/meet-the-team/ftt-meet-the-team.aspx
   

Job at UMBC: Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in global/transnational media and communication

The Department of Media and Communication Studies (MCS) at the 
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for 
a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in global/transnational media and 
communication beginning in August 2019.

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with demonstrated excellence in 
teaching core media and communication studies courses at the 
undergraduate level. The successful candidate should have an active 
research agenda in global/transnational contexts and specialize in areas 
that augment our existing faculty expertise. We especially invite 
candidates who have a strong commitment to and experience in supporting 
a diverse student body. The teaching load is 2/3. Other responsibilities 
include student advising and service to the Department, College, and 
University community.

As a department with a broad liberal arts focus, MCS values the 
intellectual contributions of a wide range of disciplines, including but 
not limited to media studies, communication, cultural studies, 
anthropology, sociology, history, rhetoric, American Studies, and ethnic 
studies. Since our department formed in 2007, we have grown to almost 
300 majors and seven full-time faculty. Current faculty members consist 
of nationally and internationally recognized scholars and innovative 
teachers in such areas as radio/sound studies, media history, visual 
culture, transnational media cultures, media and space, digital media, 
intercultural communication, television production, and documentary and 
experimental film. Our curriculum bridges theory and practice by 
emphasizing critical media literacy as well as historical, theoretical, 
and global perspectives on media and communication. Students in our 
department come from diverse backgrounds. Many of them participate 
regularly in media production and community engagement projects within 
UMBC and beyond.

With almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UMBC is 
classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with high 
research activity (RU/H). U.S. News and World Report has consistently 
ranked UMBC among the Top Ten universities with a “strong commitment to 
undergraduate teaching” and one of the “Most Innovative Schools” within 
the nation. The campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor 
near major news organizations, political and cultural institutions, and 
federal agencies that afford opportunities for research collaboration.
UMBC is dedicated to training underrepresented scholars at the 
undergraduate and graduate level. The university is extremely proud of 
the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally 
diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to 
inclusive excellence, as evidenced by our continuous efforts to foster 
faculty diversity. (For more information, please visit 
https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/). We especially encourage 
applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and 
individuals with disabilities.

Qualifications:
Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by August 2019. They should have 
scholarly expertise in global/transnational media and communication as 
well as readiness to teach two or more core courses in our departmental 
curriculum, such as media literacy, introduction to media and 
communication studies, history and theory of media and communication 
studies, research methods, and media, communication and globalization. 
(The current curriculum is available at 
https://mcs.umbc.edu/mcs-major-curriculum-revision/.)
Application Instructions
Apply at: apply.interfolio.com/56875 
The following required application materials should be submitted through 
Interfolio:
1. Letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Article-length writing sample
4. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations
5. Statement of experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence
6. Three letters of reference
For best consideration, please apply by December 1st, 2018. Review of 
applications will continue until position is filled. For questions about 
the application process, contact Samirah Hassan at shassan1@umbc.edu 
. For questions about the position, contact 
Fan Yang, the search committee chair, at fanyang@umbc.edu 
.

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

CFP Pre-conference on Media and Religion - ICA

CALL FOR PAPERS


A Pre-conference on Media and Religion International Communication 
Association Annual Meeting Washington, DC, USA 24 May, 2018


Global Populism: Its Roots in Media and Religion

The “new era” of politics in the North Atlantic West that has followed 
the Brexit vote in Britain, the Trump election in the U.S., and 
political upheavals elsewhere in Europe challenges settled ideas about 
media, politics, and culture. Emergent populist movements in the West 
but also in Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa increasingly 
use symbols and tropes drawing on remembered, repressed, contested, 
implicit and explicit valences of “the religious.” The persistent power 
of religion to mobilize new populism confounds expectations that 
religion would fade in significance as we moved further into the new 
century. Among the most vexing—and least understood—questions are those 
surrounding the role of religion in these developments and how media and 
systems of mediation—particularly digital mediation—make religion’s new 
participation possible. Religion has persisted, grown in influence, and 
moved well outside our received categories of analysis; it is expressed 
in a variety of registers and contexts that defy traditional framings. 
This is nowhere more critical than in the ways religious symbols, 
interests and claims are deployed in the evolving new populist politics. 
Scholars of media have a special interest and expertise in addressing 
phenomena such as this, yet the field often struggles to incorporate 
serious scholarship of religion into its work. This pre-conference is 
intended to begin a conversation about this lacuna even as it addresses 
its overall theme.

This pre-conference will feature a morning expert panel including John 
Jackson of the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania, 
Robert Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute, former U.S. 
Congressman Tom Perriello (tentative) and an expert on media, religion, 
and populism outside the North Atlantic West (TBA). The afternoon will 
be devoted to two panels made up of submitted proposals and papers and a 
final, wrap-up round table discussion.

Relevant papers and proposals for the afternoon that address the rise of 
new politics and the role of religion and of media in it will be 
welcomed. Proposals may also address broader questions of the challenges 
religion poses to media scholarship.

Preconference organizers and contacts:

Stewart M. Hoover, University of Colorado hoover@colorado.edu; Johanna 
Sumiala, University of Helsinki johanna.sumiala@helsinki.fi; Heidi 
Campbell, Texas A&M University heidic@tamu.edu; Sarah McFarland Taylor, 
Northwestern University smcftaylor@gmail.com; Jenna Supp-Montgomerie, 
University of Iowa jenna-supp-montgomerie@uiowa.edu; Corrina Laughlin, 
Loyola Marymount University Corrina.Laughlin@LMU.edu;

Endorsing Divisions: Philosophy, Theory, and Critique; Popular 
Communication; Global Communication

Papers or abstracts of 250 words maximum should be submitted to the 
organizers at cmrc@colorado.edu by December 15, 2018. Acceptances will 
be emailed at the time of the overall ICA acceptances in January.

Scholarships available for Carbon Forestry Course at Freiburg University

Scholarships available for Carbon Forestry Course at Freiburg University.

The Chair of Silviculture of Freiburg University accepts applications for its 3-week Carbon Forestry Course, which takes place between 18.02. and 08.03.2019.

The course is designed for practitioners and scientists that want to increase their competencies in the field of land use-based climate change mitigation activities and to gain expert knowledge about climate policy instruments at national and international levels. As in past years, the course will be conducted in close cooperation with renowned partner organisations and land-use experts. Due to its interdisciplinary focus on practical aspects of project implementation, participants considered the course to be highly useful for their further careers.

With the support of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, a limited number of scholarships are available for selected participants that cover parts of the course fees, accommodation costs and living expenses.

Application deadline for the course is 19.12.2018 (deadline for scholarship application is 12.12.2018)

More information in the attached flyer; updates on scholarships and application forms are available at https://www.waldbau.uni-freiburg.de/news_events/carb_forestry 

International short course on Lost harvest and wasted food

Globally, 30-40% of the food produced is lost and never consumed. In this course, we examine ways to minimise post-harvest losses, reduce food waste and explore alternatives. This will ultimately contribute to food security.

For this course fellowships are available.

Course date: 23 September - 04 October 2019
Fellowship deadline: 19 March 2019
Other deadline: 12 August 2019

For more information and online registration please visit our website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/show/WCDI_lost_harvest_2019.htm

Travel grants available to EGU General Assembly 2019 – 30th anniversary of GAW – START

Travel grants available to EGU General Assembly 2019 – 30th anniversary of GAW – START


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Join the discussion on improving the content quality of sustainable technology databases

Join the discussion on improving the content quality of sustainable technology databases
G-STIC aims to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technological solutions that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Lack of access to such technological solutions is an obstacle to realizing a sustainable future.
 
What facilitates access to technological solutions is knowing where they are and how to get them, having the means to obtain them and the capacity to use them, having access to relevant user experience, and being able to adapt these solutions and further develop them for local needs.
 
A good technology database caters for all or most of these needs. While technological solutions are a vital element of achieving the SDGs, technology databases provide the structure that is critically important for facilitating access to these solutions.
 
Read this newsletter to learn more about the G-STIC 2018 Expert Panel Discussion on improving content quality of sustainable technology databases. Discover more about our new conference app, and make sure to register & join the conversation about technological innovation for the SDGs.
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Improving the content quality of sustainable technology databases
The plenary Expert Panel Discussion on day 3 of G-STIC 2018 will explore the issues surrounding content quality of sustainable technology databases. It aims to produce tangible proposals on how database content can be improved to achieve the SDGs and serve their philosophical underpinnings of universality, inclusion, human rights, and leaving no one behind.
 
Respondents from the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development and Ubuntoo will share their experiences. Panellists from the G-STIC Strategic Partners WIPO GREEN, Innovation DB, Engineering for Change and the Solar Impulse Foundation will discuss any lessons learned on improving the content of technology databases, including the acceptance criteria for database entries, the review and selection processes and the methods used to determine validity and credibility of database entries.
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TSL 2019 International Schools Essay Competition & Debate - LIFE ON LAND - 2nd Announcement

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TSL 2019 International Schools
Essay Competition & Debate
LIFE ON LAND
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Young people are key to achieving SDG #15
(Life on Land)
Submissions deadline: 20 Dec 2018

 Learn more
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School Teachers – Register here / Teacher resources

Please help us spread the word to schools everywhere.
 
Many thanks
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Karl Hansen, Executive Director
TSL, The Living Rainforest,
Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire, RG18 0TN, UK

University of Oxford part-time urban studies postgraduate courses for professionals – apply by 25 Ja

The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford is pleased to invite applications for a fully-funded scholarship worth over £37,000 to undertake the part-time MSc in Sustainable Urban Development for October 2019 entry.

We would be grateful if list members would share this announcement with colleagues, students and associates for whom it will be of interest.

MSc in Sustainable Urban Development
Two years part-time from October 2019

Full scholarships are available for outstanding students starting in October 2019.

The MSc is a multi-disciplinary and globally-focused course for high-achieving professionals who will provide vision and leadership for sustainable urban futures. 

It is specially designed to be taken whilst working, with eight intensive teaching weeks in Oxford and London, and a final dissertation project, all fully supported through our web-based learning environment.

The MSc is delivered in partnership with The Prince's Foundation and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

--Scholarship deadline: 25 January 2019--

Find out more about the MSc and scholarship at www.conted.ox.ac.uk/msud1 


DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development
Four to eight years part-time, from October 2019

The DPhil (PhD) provides outstanding graduates with an opportunity to pursue in-depth and rigorous research about the pressing challenges of urban sustainability.

As a graduate student at the University of Oxford you will be a member of one of the most highly regarded educational and research institutions in the world.

You will receive guidance from your University supervisor, be encouraged to develop your research skills through our doctoral training initiatives and have full access to Oxford's research facilities and online resources.  

Potential supervisors are listed on our website.

Further information about the DPhil and the application process can be found at www.conted.ox.ac.uk/dsud1 

--Next application deadline: 25 January 2019--

If you would like to receive updates about these programmes, please join our mailing list http://eepurl.com/dLq0cw.

Invitation: How strong is the conservative case for a carbon tax? (November 14)

 
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How strong is the conservative case for a carbon tax?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 3:30–5:00 PM ET

AEI, Auditorium | 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036

Some prominent conservative economic and political thinkers have proposed a tax on “carbon,” but others oppose it. Which group of conservatives has the stronger argument?

RSVP Watch Live Online

 
DESCRIPTION
In the debate over anthropogenic climate change, one important difference has emerged among self-described economic and political conservatives: Would a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, whether imposed by the US alone or by international agreement, further the goals of environmental improvement and enhanced economic growth? This debate has become more prominent recently, with formal proposals for such a tax presented in both detailed policy papers and proposed legislation.

Join AEI for a discussion on this important issue. The panel will offer sharply contrasting views, with the larger goal of moving the climate policy debate forward in a rigorous fashion. 

Join the conversation on social media with @AEI on Twitter and Facebook.

PARTICIPANTS
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum
Marlo Lewis, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Roger Sant, Summit Foundation
Irwin M. Stelzer, Hudson Institute
Benjamin Zycher, AEI

REGISTER
RSVP to attend this event. 

To watch live online, click here on November 14, 3:30–5:00 PM ET. Registration is not required.
 
CONTACTS
For more information, please contact Isabelle Staff at Isabelle.Staff@AEI.org, 202.862.5885. 

For media inquiries or to register a camera crew, please contact MediaServices@aei.org, 202.862.5829.
 

Climate Change Job Vacancies Update - 24 October 2018

Climate Change Job Vacancies Update - IISD Community  
   
   
A weekly compilation of job announcements recently posted to the Climate 
Change Job Vacancies listing from our IISD Community subscribers
Latest Climate Change Job Vacancies - 24 October 2018

CALL FOR STREAMS: The 2019 Annual ESPAnet Conference, 5-7 September in Stockholm

The 2019 Annual ESPAnet Conference: Social Citizenship, Migration and Conflict - Equality and opportunity in European welfare states, 5-7 September in Stockholm
 
CALL FOR STREAMS
The organising committee of the 17th ESPAnet Annual Conference invites proposals for conference streams.

The 17th annual ESPAnet Conference is organized by SOFI and will take place in Stockholm. Migration to and within Europe has challenged us to reconsider how to organize the welfare state. Are European countries prepared to change social policies? Will the responses be adequate and sustainable? Has the landscape of European welfare states changed substantially in terms of social citizenship, equality and opportunity due to the societal and political challenges Europe has faced in the past years?

You are kindly invited to submit a stream proposal before 30 November 2018 following this link

http://espanet.axacoair.com

Responsibilities of stream convenors
● Stream convenors are responsible for one or more paper sessions organised within a particular stream.
● Stream convenors are responsible for ranking all abstracts submitted to their stream.
● The number of sessions and accepted abstracts per stream is decided by the local organising committee.
● In the run-up to the conference, stream convenors together with the local organisers make sure that deadlines for paper submissions are met.
● Convenors chair their sessions at the conference.
● Convenors are not allowed to present a paper in their own stream, not even as a co-author.
● Convenors are not allowed to restrict their streams to papers from their own projects or networks. 

Stream Themes
The annual ESPAnet conferences have many different streams, some with established continuity. For inspiration, we provide a list of suggested stream themes below. Proposals for stream topics may of course differ from these suggestions. For all topics, we welcome streams that incorporate a gender and diversity perspective.

Suggestions for Stream Themes
European refugee crisis and social citizenship  
EU labour migration and social policy
Active ageing and the generational welfare state
Pensions, contributions and benefits
Innovative approaches to labour market inclusion
Protecting atypical workers in Europe
Family policy and care
Sustaining minimum incomes
Crises, austerity and social security financing
Populism, democracy and social policy
Housing and the welfare state
Perspectives on the European Pillar of Social Rights
Social investments over the life course
Welfare states around the globe
Climate change and social policy
Cash and care in health policy
Risks and benefits of technological change
Religion and culture in social policymaking
Comparative methodology
Open stream(s)

We look forward to see many exciting stream proposals for next year’s ESPAnet conference,

Yours sincerely,

The Organizing Committee
Info@ESPAnet2019.se 
www.ESPAnet2019.se 

Funded PhD Studentships at the University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has announced two rounds of funded PhD 
studentships for October 2019 entry. We welcome applications for doing a 
PhD in media and communication related areas – particularly topics 
exploring new and emerging technologies, media audiences, media 
literacies, the sociology of data and platforms amongst other areas.
There are two studentship competitions open. (1) The Doctoral College 
Studentship Award 2019 entry details are available here 
https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships/doctoral-college-studentship-award-2019-entry 
. Please note that the initial deadline for applicants to apply for a 
PhD place is 3 December and then they have to submit the specific 
studentship application form by 11 January. (2) The Faculty of Arts and 
Social Sciences PhD studentship competition is also open. The deadline 
for applications to to the Sociology department for those interested in 
a Media/Comms phd is 17 March 2019. See 
https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships/doctoral-college-studentship-award-2019-entry.
Please send initial queries for Media/Communication related PhD topics 
to Ranjana Das (r.das@surrey.ac.uk) – we are able to support applicants 
with applications, including by offering suggestions/feedback on draft 
proposals.

Call for experts and project leaders in computational social science and/or migration research for BIGSSS Summer School 2019 in Cagliari

please find below our call for experts and project leaders in the BIGSSS Computational Social Science Summer School on Migration to take place from June 10 to 21, 2019 in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy). Please circulate this among your colleagues and mailing lists and excuse cross-positing. Thank you!

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We cordially invite senior researchers to apply as an 

Expert / project leader 
in computational social science methods and/or quantitative research on migration

BIGSSS Computational Social Science Summer School on Migration
June 10-21, 2018
Cagliari (Sardinia, italy)



The two-weeks summer school serves as a research incubator to linking social science research on migration with computational methods of data mining and analysis. The innovative concept bring together senior and junior scientists wokring intensively working together in one project. As an experts / project leader, you propose an own reserach project that uses computational social science methods within migration reserach. Within a team of five people (two experts / project leaders and 3 students), you will work through the entire research process and ideally publish your results in an edited volume or special issue of a peer-reviewed journal. As an expert / project leader you have apprximately 50 percent of the time to freely structure and supervise your team. You will also give a lecture or a hands-on workshop for all participants.

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

For application, please check our call for participation online or as attached. For more information visit our website or contact us: css@bigsss-bremen.de 

The summer school on conflicts is the first in a series of three CSS summer schools. In 2019, a summer school on migration will be held in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) and in 2020 on social cohesion in Groningen (Netherlands). The summer schools are generously funded by the Volkswagen Foundation as part of its program International Research in Computational Social Sciences.



 Involved institutionbs
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Arline Rave (BIGSSS)  
Administrative Management

Research Incubators on Data-driven Modeling of Conflicts, Migration, and Social Cohesion
NEXT: CSS Summer School on Migration | 10 - 21 June 2019 | Cagliari (Sardinia, IT)
CSS Summer School Social Cohesion | Summer 2020 | Groningen (NL)
css.bigsss-bremen.de

University Bremen, BIGSSS, PO Box 330 440, 28334 Bremen, Germany 
Mail: css@bigsss-bremen.de
Phone: +49 421 218-66425

Present Your Work on Women and Leadership - Proposal Deadline 15 November

Building Solutions, Harmony and the Greater Good

Deadline approaching!  We invite you to submit a proposal to the International Leadership Association's 4th Women and Leadership Conference. Please submit by the 15th of November 2018.


 
Read Complete Call for Proposals | Submit Proposal


 
The conference theme, Building Solutions, Harmony and the Greater Good, celebrates and explores the contributions women are making in today’s complex, rapidly changing, interdependent, and often contentious world. We are currently seeking abstracts, papers, symposia, workshops, cases, panels, and interactive roundtable topics that represent the best contemporary thinking about women and leadership from a diverse range of leadership scholars, practitioners, educators, program directors, consultants, students, and other leaders and leadership professionals.

The conference will take place 16-19 June 2019 at the stunning 1440 Multiversity in the redwood forests near Santa Cruz, CA. The campus features a rustic-futuristic vibe with state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting spaces, and accommodations alongside an open-air amphitheater and trails through the redwoods. Delicious food paired with a healing arts center and fitness center provide ample opportunity to nourish, restore, and reenergize yourself as you engage with conference participants and explore, learn, reflect, and connect.

The 2019 Conference Co-Chairs are Lynne Devnew and Ann Berghout Austin and the Program Co-Chairs are Marlene Janzen Le Ber and Randal Joy Thompson. Click on their names to learn more about them and the perspectives they bring to the Women and Leadership conference!

 

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Wellcome Research Fellowships at the University of Liverpool

Please see below a call for expressions of interest for Wellcome 
Research Fellowships at the University of Liverpool. Subscibers to this 
list might be particularly interested in the  call for ‘disability 
studies in film’and ‘the creation and circulation of health-related 
knowledge through print and digital culture in a modern languages context’

*Wellcome Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science*

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of 
Liverpool is delighted to invite applicants to the Wellcome Research 
Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science 
scheme, 
which offers postdoctoral positions providing salary and research 
expenses for up to three years. The department has identified key areas 
of activity within the Wellcome remit and is seeking to support 
applicants who contribute our key areas of research excellence. Our 
vision of research excellence within Modern Languages is founded on our 
expertise in interrogating transfers across cultural boundaries – be 
they national, social, ethnic, linguistic, or disciplinary in nature – 
in order to contribute to and lead research projects that work with an 
explicit awareness of and directly problematise language use beyond the 
Anglophone world.

The department particularly welcomes applications in the following areas:

·health-related projects in developing world contexts, with a particular 
interest in Latin America, Lusophone Africa, China or India

·disability studies in film, literature, or culture in a modern 
languages context

·multilingualism and language policy in health, with a particular 
interest in linguistic landscapes

·linguistic and cultural aspects related to the key challenges posed by 
an aging population, dementia and care for the elderly

·the creation and circulation of health-related knowledge through print 
and digital culture in a modern languages context

·the history of science and medicine in plurilingual or pluricultural 
contexts

·interpreting and translation services in health

·the cultural sociology of translation in health

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures comprises academic staff 
working across a wide range of language-based studies covering 
literature, new media, film, history, politics, culture and 
sociolinguistics. Alongside French 
, 
German 
, 
Hispanic Studies 
, 
Italian 
, 
Latin American Studies 
 and 
Chinese , 
the department also offers Film Studies 
. The 
Department is an active participant in the School’s inter-disciplinary 
research centres, including the Centre for the Study of International 
Slavery , the Centre for Medieval and 
Renaissance Studies 
 and 
the Eighteenth-Century Worlds 
 research centre. Since 
2010, we have been part of the School of Histories, Languages and 
Cultures , one 
of four Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

*Application Procedure and Deadlines*

Interested candidates should submit by *Friday 23 November 2018 *an 
expression of interest using the proforma from the Wellcome Trust to 
hlcrsch@liverpool.ac.uk .

Applicants will be informed by Friday 30 November if their application 
is to be supported by the department.

Finalized applications must be submitted to the Wellcome Trust by 11 
January 2019 using the Wellcome Trust application form available 
at:https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/research-fellowships-humanities-and-social-science

call for papers : II World Conference in Clinical Legal Education, Legal Aid and Human Rights 2018

Call for papers : II World Conference in Clinical Legal Education, Legal Aid and Human Rights 2018

Date: 16th December 2018

Venue: New Delhi, India

Organised by: Knowledge Steez

Who can apply

Law Students, Academicians, Lawyers and those associated with NGOs are eligible to apply. Students and Academicians from social sciences, managements and from other disciplines are also eligible.

Event Partners

Knowledge Partners:

European Center for Legal Education and Research, Romania
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University , Patiala Punjab
Youth Advocacy Nepal
All India Law Teachers Congress
YHRI Nepal
Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW, Bangladesh
ILS Law College, Pune 
SUB THEMES

Kindly note that the above list is not inclusive and session proposals on any title related to Human Rights can be submitted.

 

Human Rights of Women and Children
Right to Abortion : Issues and Challenges
Surrogacy
Marital rape
Child Labor, Child Sexual Abuse
Human rights of Sex Workers
Human Rights of Transgender Community
Status of Indigenous People, Racial Discrimination vThe Minorities and Human Rights
Human Rights of Manual Scavengers
Human Trafficking
Conflict between IPR and Human Rights
Human Rights of Migrant Workers
Human Rights of Aged and Disabled
Role of NGOs in advocacy for Human Rights vs The Right to Privacy and Human Rights
International Humanitarian Law: Contemporary challenges
Refugee Crisis: Issues and Challenges
Environmental Rights
Interface between Human Rights, Environment and Development
 

Kindly note that the above the above list is not inclusive and session proposals
on any title related to Human Rights can be submitted.
Submit soft copy at the email address: hrworldconference2018@gmail.com

Last date to submit session proposals is 30th October 2018 .

REGISTRATION FEE
 Register Before 30th October 2018 

Indian Delegates

Participation: Rs. 1000
Presentation
– Students: INR 1400/- (Co- author- Rs. 2500 for both authors)

– Research Scholars, Faculty Members and others: INR 1800/- (Coauthor-
Rs. 3000 for both authors)

– Presentation in absentia: INR 2000/- (Co- author- Rs. 3500 for both
authors)

 

Note

Mode of payment will be mailed to the participants after selection of their
session proposal.
Certificates will be awarded to all people including Non presenters but
Co-Author have to register separately (Maximum two co authors
allowed).
WAIVER APPLICATION
International Delegates who are willing to be a part of this conference can apply
for

Registration fee waiver.
Accommodation grant
To apply for registration fee waiver and accommodation grant, the participants are
requested to send the waiver application form along with session proposal
latest by 30th October 2018. The waiver application form is attached along with
the brochure.
It is to be noted that Knowledge Steez reserves the sole right for selection of the
waiver applications of the candidates and the selection procedure cannot be
put into question.

2019 Annual Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

2019 Annual Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

To further stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases
and simulations, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and
Collaboration (PARCC) at the Syracuse University Maxwell School is sponsoring
its twelfth annual competition of E-PARCC.  E-PARCC is a project of the
“Collaborative Governance Initiative” launched in 2007.  It provides free
online resources for those who teach collaborative public management, networks
and public management, collaborative governance, international development,
and collaborative problem solving around the world.  Over 3,000 visitors per
month from 40 different countries take advantage of E-PARCC teaching
materials. In 2018, the Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize for cases in
Development in Transition and Conflict Societies: Effective Use of
Collaborative Methods in International Development introduced a new E-PARCC
competition.

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COMPETITION 1
Collaborative Public Management, Networks and Public Management,
Collaborative Governance, and Collaborative Problem Solving
Competition funding: $5,000 prize for best teaching case, $5,000 for best
teaching simulation, and additional $1,000 honorable mention prizes

Public managers are rarely unitary leaders of unitary organizations.  Instead,
they often find themselves collaborating in multi-organizational networked
arrangements and with the public to solve problems that cannot be solved, or
solved easily, by single organizations. Collaborative public management,
networks and public management, collaborative governance, and collaborative
problem solving have therefore become essential topics in most public
management and public policy programs.  But collaboration is not simply a body
of substantive knowledge; it is also a set of skills. We believe that one of
the best ways to prepare students to operate in a collaborative world is
through the use of case studies, simulations and negotiation exercises.

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COMPETITION 2
Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case
Studies in International Development.  Development in Transition and Conflict
Societies: Effective Use of Collaborative Methods in International Development
Competition funding: $5,000 prize for best teaching case and additional $1,000
honorable mention prizes

The international development community has faced significant political,
economic, social, and environmental challenges over the past decades to
improve the quality of public services and the lives of people in the
transition and conflict countries in the developing world. These challenges
have been addressed through such world-wide programs reflected in the MDGs,
SDGs, and any number of global efforts to achieve these development goals.
While there are improvements resulting from these development programs, there
is still much work to be done to eradicate poverty and improve the livelihoods
of people in these countries. Learning approaches that emphasize
participatory, collaborative, and conflict-sensitive strategies and skills
have been found to be effective for enhancing public policy and managerial
capacities. Such learning, however, often depends on having relevant case
materials that address situation-specific requirements of diverse audiences.
Given the scope and magnitude of development training needs and the need to
prepare professionals through graduate education, there is a critical shortage
of such teaching materials. This special E-PARCC competition aims to expand
the present knowledge base of relevant case studies, drawing on the
experiences of international development academics, researchers, and
practitioners.

Entries for this special competition should focus on collaborative methods in
the following areas of development management in transition and conflict
countries:
•       Identification of public policy issues and methods of developing and
implementing solutions to these problems
•       Innovative management approaches to improve the delivery of public
services
•       Innovations in the design, implementation, and evaluation of
international development programs
•       Application of participatory and consensus building methods that
overcome societal divisions
•       Methods of improving open, transparent and accountable governments
through advocacy and actions by civil society organizations
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Submission Requirements: Case and simulations studies on E-PARCC vary widely.
In general, cases are approximately 15-25 type-written pages (double-spaced).
Simulations should include a minimum of 4 players.  All entries must include a
teaching note.  Selection of the winners will be made by a committee of
scholars and practitioners.  All cases and simulations must be original and
not yet published elsewhere.  Winning cases and simulations are published
online and downloadable free of charge on the
E-PARCC website. Many cases and simulations are published in three languages:
English, Spanish, and Chinese.  Full credit is given to authors.
To enter: Submit original teaching case studies and teaching simulations no
later than March 15, 2019.
Finalists will be notified around May 1, 2019.
All entries should be submitted electronically to the PARCC office.
Questions should be directed to: Catherine Gerard, Director of PARCC.
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AHRC-funded PhD scholarships at Goldsmiths, University of London

The Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies 
 at Goldsmiths, University 
of London is inviting applications to our PhD programmes (MPhil/PhD in 
Media & Communications, MPhil/PhD in Cultural Studies).

Outstanding applicants who receive an offer of a place on a PhD 
programme will be invited to apply for an AHRC award (open to Home and 
EU students) through our membership of the consortium.

For more information on the programmes and to make an online application:

   * MPhil/PhD in Media &
     Communications:http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/mphil-phd-media-communications/
   * MPhil/PhD in Cultural Studies:
     http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/mphil-phd-cultural-studies/

To be considered for a CHASE  scholarship your application to Goldsmiths 
must be completed by *11th January 2019*.

We advise you to have contacted the department about your proposal well 
before before this deadline.

Awards for UK applicants cover fees and maintenance, for EU residents 
awards are on a fees only basis. Additionally CHASE-funded students can 
access financial support for their research costs, training and personal 
development, and travel to CHASE events.

For more information on CHASE  and Doctoral 
Training at Goldsmiths go to: 
http://www.gold.ac.uk/graduate-school/doctoral-training-centres/

*Why the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at 
Goldsmiths?*

The Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at 
Goldsmiths is one of the oldest and largest media departments in the UK. 
We celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2018.

It is unique in its diversity of approaches to, and articulations of, 
the disciplinary conjunctures around media and culture. The Department 
has equal research strengths in media and communications and in cultural 
studies research, in humanities and in social sciences approaches, and 
in theory and practice-driven work.

To see the research areas and supervisory expertise offered by members 
of the department go to: http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/staff/

For initial enquiries please contact Dr Mirca Madianou 
(m.madianou@gold.ac.uk) admissions tutor for PhD Media & Communications 
and PhD Cultural Studies.

PhD opportunities in media and cultural studies at Salford: AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition

*North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship 
Competition for 2019-20 Entry*

**

*Call for Expressions of Interest and Applications in Media and Cultural 
Studies at the University of Salford*

**

We invite expressions of interest and applications, in the Media and 
Cultural Studies Pathway, for full and part-time PhD studentships as 
part of the *AHRC’s North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership 
studentship competition*.

The studentship covers all PhD fees, provides an annual stipend for the 
duration of your study (currently set at £14,777 and subject to review), 
and access to additional funding for field research and further training.

*Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Wednesday 12 December 2018.***

The University of Salford is a member of the North West Consortium 
Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP), which includes non-HE 
institutions such as the BBC, Home/Cornerhouse, Tate Liverpool, Opera 
North, FutureEverything, and FACT (Liverpool). In 2018, as part of Phase 
2 of the DTP,  the Partnership was awarded over £6 million of funding 
from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to deliver 
postgraduate supervision, training and skills development.

The School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford has an 
international reputation for research, both theoretical and 
practice-based. The Cultural, Communication and Media research group at 
Salford undertakes research in the conceptual, applied and 
practice-based aspects of cultural, film and media studies and 
traditional and new digital media. CCM research has been established 
formally at the University of Salford since 2005. In the 2014 Research 
Excellence Framework, a quarter of CCM research was judged to be world 
leading, with almost two thirds judged as internationally excellent or 
world leading.

Our media and cultural studies research environment is based at the 
heart of MediaCityUK, allowing access to  - and engagement with - media 
institutions like the BBC and ITV, reinforced by a rich programme of 
research events with both an industry and academic focus.

NWC PhD students will be invited to work with our non-HE partners, so as 
to engage in research, placements and internships. We particularly 
welcome applications that seek to engage with our non-HEI partners in 
research / industry / showcase / training capacities.

Areas of expertise of our academic staff include: Film practice; Film 
history and theory; Media policy; Journalism studies; Celebrity studies; 
Media theory; Digital culture; Social media; Internet regulation and 
governance; Television studies; Media politics; Transnational media; 
Urban cultures; Creative industries; Celebrity studies; Popular 
culture; Popular music and media; Cultural theory.

*How to Apply:***

Expressions of Interest: prospective applicants who are interested in 
applying ­ and eligible for funding ­ should submit a draft PhD proposal 
by *Wed 12 December 2018.*  Please send this directly to:

Dr Leslie McMurtry (L.G.McMurtry@salford.ac.uk 
)

OR

Dr Carole O’Reilly (C.OReilly@salford.ac.uk)

As well as to: PGR-SupportSAM@salford.ac.uk 


We would expect you to have a very good first degree, and a completed or 
current MA, or equivalent professional experience.

Following that, it will be necessary to complete a formal application 
for PhD study at the University of Salford by *Monday 14 January, 2019*

and ultimately an application to the Northwest Consortium before 5PM, on 
*Friday 8 February 2019* .

For further information including an application form and guidance 
notes, please see the NWC DTP site: 
http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk/prospective-students/

If you have further queries about the research specialisms in media and 
cultural studies in the School of Arts and Media, and the potential for 
working with our non-HE partners, please contact  Professor Seamus 
Simpson (s.simpson@salford.ac.uk ).

If you have any questions regarding the formal application procedure 
please contact PGR-SupportSAM@salford.ac.uk 

Deadline CfP ASEN 2019 Conference: Nationalism and Self-Determination

Deadline Call for Papers: 15 November
ASEN 2019 Conference
Nationalism and Self-Determination
The 29th ASEN Annual Conference will take place 24-25 April 2019 at the University of Edinburgh. 

Please, submit your abstract by the deadline on 15 November 2018. 

For more information email asen@asen.ac.uk. 

Submit your paper
Conference page
Call for Papers: Nationalism and Self-Determination
The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and the establishment of the League of Nations in 1920 mark key moments in the attempt to build an ‘international community’ to settle disputes between nation-states fairly and without resort to violence. It thus stands beside the Treaty of Westphalia, or the Congress of Vienna as a landmark attempt to build a lasting peace after a protracted and highly destructive war.

Unlike these previous Eurocentric moments, Paris was a global affair dominated by the triumphant western powers. The decision to apply Woodrow Wilson’s principle of national self-determination to the territories of the defeated powers raised the question of its more general application. There were subjects of formal and informal colonial rule urging the extension of the principle (e.g., Ireland, China, Vietnam, India), as well as many states opposed (irredentist Italy, defeated Germany and Hungary, expansionist Japan, the new Soviet Union). Creating nation-states brought with it the problem of national minorities. Wilson had, in the words of his Secretary of State, opened a “Pandora’s box”.

This conference looks at the world of nation-states shaped, successfully or not, by the assumptions and the realpolitik of 1919 and its long aftermath. Its key themes focus on nationalism, nationalities, self-determination, national and ethnic minorities, and international relations over the last century and into the next. On the surface the principle of national self-determination has triumphed. In 1923 the League of Nations had 23 members, and much of the world was under formal imperial rule. Today there are 193 members of the United Nations – successor to the League – and formal empire has virtually disappeared. The events played out at Versailles sparked a wave of nationalism that is still resonating globally today.

The conference aims to explore the short and long term consequences of the events of 1919-20. In the short term there are issues such as creating nation-states, dealing with national minorities within those states, and managing the new international conflicts that were created. In the longer term there is the question of how and why the nation-state has come to be regarded as the key unit of the international community, and what this has meant for nationalism, national and ethnic identity, state sovereignty, and international relations.

The conference is intended to cover cases from all parts of the world and welcomes papers based on different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, and from different disciplines and fields, such as political science, sociology, history, IR and law.

Themes include:

The theory and practice of national self-determination
The destruction of empires and the construction of new nation-states
The Paris Peace Conference and League views on gender, class and race
Nationalism and opposition to the League of Nations
The (alternative) Bolshevik vision of nationhood
The League of Nations and minorities questions
The impact of national self-determination on inter-war empires
The fall of empires and the formation of nation-states after 1945
Evaluating the concept of national self-determination today
National identity as a precondition of statehood
The nation-state as the key objective of nationalist movements
Nations without states: nationalism opposed to existing nation-states
Abstract submission
Please, submit your abstract by 15 November 2018 by clicking on the link. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and they must include a working title and the position and affiliation of the author. You should expect to speak for no more than 15 minutes. Please ensure that you highlight how your paper relates to the conference theme and its central questions. Co-authored papers must be submitted by only one of the authors and panel submissions must be indicated on the ‘Extra notes’ section.

Conference Co-Chairs
Isabella Gabrovsky - Isabella.Gabrovsky@ed.ac.uk
Justin Ho - Justin.Ho@ed.ac.uk
Deanna Soloninka - D.Soloninka@ed.ac.uk

Enquiries 
For any enquiries in relation to the conference, please contact Javier Carbonell, the ASEN Coordinator, at asen@asen.ac.uk. Follow us on Twitter for more information.

Please note that, for the first time, the Annual Conference will take place in Edinburgh, not at the LSE, and is organised in cooperation with ASEN Edinburgh. The Ernest Gellner Lecture will be given by Eric Weitz on the 23rd of April 2019.
 

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Online Conference | Discount Code | Topics: Donor Retention, Social Media, Org Culture & Vision Statements

Just sharing a discount code for our upcoming Online Nonprofit Conference on November 15, 2018. The Nonprofit Learning Lab is a national nonprofit that supports and trains nonprofit professionals in the field. We provide workshops that offer practical strategies to help nonprofit professionals be more effective in their day to day operations. 

REGISTRATION LINKS AND RATES: 
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION: Click hereto register as an individual: $50 (Individual Rate)
Discount Code: use happy5 to get $5 off 
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Discount Code: use happy10 to get $10 off 
***Up to 15 people from one organization can participate in a group registration***

Online Nonprofit Conference Schedule | November 15, 2018
Workshop Block 1 | 10:00 am PT - 11:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET - 2:00 pm ET
The DNA Of A Highly Engaged Culture led by Elizabeth Scott of Brighter Strategies
Crafting Your Vision Statement: for Purpose-Driven Organizations led by Dawn Ressel of Next Leap Designs

Workshop Block 2 | 11:45 am PT - 12:45 pm PT | 2:45 pm ET - 3:45 pm ET
How Nonprofits Use Social Media Effectively led by Todd Zeigler of The Brick Factory
The Leaky Bucket: How To Make The Most Of Your Efforts To Get Donors & Keep Them led by Leslie Allen of The Front Range Source
General Information: Please review the schedule here for the Online Nonprofit Conference. Attendees can only attend one session during each workshop time slot. All 4 sessions will be recorded. Attendees will receive all recordings and materials from all the sessions taking place during the online institute. We offer 4.0 continuing education units through CFRE for full participation. Our trainers make themselves available for 1:1 follow up questions for individuals that participate in our online conferences. 

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CFP: Body making, body hacking: enhancement technologies and (post?)human presents

Please consider submitting a paper to panel P032*

"Body making, body hacking: enhancement technologies and (post?)human presents”

to be held at the upcoming 7th Congress of the Portuguese Anthropological Association (APA)  that will take place between in Lisbon, June 4-7 2019, at NOVA – School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

The period for submission of paper proposals is open until January 7, 2019

http://apa2019.apantropologia.org/p032/


*The panel is an initiative of the research project "EXCEL. In pursuit of excellence"- PI Chiara Pussetti, funded by the the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/SOC-ANT/30572/2017) and hosted by the ICS - University of Lisbon.
EXCEL tackles enhancement technologies as bio-investment practices to promote personal competitiveness according to a logic of excellence, reading bodily and cognitive alterations as processes of self-making in shifting economies.


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PANEL ABSTRACT
P032  "Body making, body hacking: enhancement technologies and (post?)human presents”

Enhanced bodies, post-human bodies, better performances: this panel addresses the cosmetic consumption of enhancement biotechnologies and body-hacking as practices of self-making in shifting economic and socio-historical contexts.

The technological capacity to transform biology, relying on advances in genetic engineering, pharmacology, cybernetics and nanotechnology, has spurred a variety of devices to manipulate human bodies that are commonly defined as “enhancement technologies”. Under this definition are included biotechnologies as different as aesthetic plastic surgery, skin bleaching treatments, smart and life-style drugs, hormonal therapies and biohacking implants. In this panel we suggest to refer to the cosmetic consumption of biotechnologies of enhancement, meaning the use of biotechnologies by “healthy” individuals with the aim to ameliorate their aspects or performances rather than to treat a pathology. Our aim is to open a reflection on enhancement practices within shifting economic and socio-historical contexts, asking: what aspirations underlie biological self-making through enhancement technologies? What are the logics, limits and foresights of body manipulations? Can these practices endorse or challenge analytical concepts of humanity and post-humanity in social sciences? We encourage papers that address, enhancement biotechnologies as practices of self-making, gendered self-construction projects through body modification, transnational geographies of biotechnologies of enhancement and their markets, body-hacking practices and bio-hacking advocacy for universal access to biotechnologies.

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Please circulate widely!

All the best,

Francesca De Luca and Maricó Lo Bosco

Events: RLI Seminar Series, London

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) will launch its 9th International Refugee Law Seminar Series next week with a presentation on 7 November by Daniel Howden (Senior Editor at Refugees Deeply) and we welcome you to attend.

The 9th International Refugee Law Seminar Series covers a range of topics related to refugee law and protection, and is presented by experts from a number of professions. View the full series schedule below.

All seminars are free and open to the public. 
Registration is available through our website https://rli.sas.ac.uk/events 

Niger: The Making of a Model Transit Country
Daniel Howden, Senior Editor, Refugees Deeply
7 November 2018, 6pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Leaving No One Behind: A Look at the Global Compact on Refugees
Pene Mathew, Research Professor, Griffith University
19 November 2018, 6pm | Room 349, Senate House

Is it Time to Stop Putting Status Determination at the Heart of the Refugee Response?
Alison Harvey, Barrister, No5 Chambers
23 January 2019, 6pm | Room 349, Senate House

Repatriation, Peacebuilding and State-Building in Burma/Myanmar
Kirsten McConnachie, Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia
20 February 2019, 6pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime
Alex Aleinikoff, Director of Zolberg Institute, The New School
14 March 2019, 6pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

The Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Political Economy Analysis
Roger Zetter, Emeritus Professor of Refugee Studies, Oxford University
2 April 2019, 6pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Professor in Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Nottingham

The Department of Cultural, Visual and Media Studies, University of 
Nottingham, is appointing a Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries.
We seek candidates with a broad knowledge of cultural and creative 
industries with specific expertise in screen and/or media industries, 
and/or the creative and heritage sectors, and/or cultural policy and 
cultural labour. You will undertake a substantive programme of research 
consistent with professorial standing, whilst enhancing and widening the 
department’s relationship with external cultural and creative 
industries, leading to grant applications, impact case studies and 
research outputs.
You will have responsibility for contributing to leading the department 
in administrative terms as well as serving as Head of Department in 
rotation with colleagues, and will contribute to undergraduate and 
postgraduate teaching as well as supervising postgraduate research students.
The successful candidate will be expected to raise the profile of the 
Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies both within the 
University and beyond, at the national and international levels.

This is a full time, permanent position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Roberta Pearson via 
email roberta.pearson@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications 
sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. For further 
information see 
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/PROF389218

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and 
welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

CFP Interactive Animation and Video Games

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit for the March 2019 symposium 
"Interactive Animation and Video Games", held as part of the annual 
Anifest festival (https://www.canterburyanifest.com/) at Canterbury 
Christ Church University, is in two weeks. The full CFP is below:


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*_CFP: Interactive Animation and Video Games_ - **Friday 8^th  March 
2019, Canterbury Christ Church University*, Augustine House, Room AH3.31**

***A one-day research symposium hosted by Canterbury Christ Church 
University that will take place as part of Canterbury Anifest 2019***

**

*Conference organisers:* Joanna Samuel (Canterbury Christ Church 
University)and Dr Christopher Holliday (King’s College London)

*Keynote speaker:* Professor Aylish Wood (University of Kent)

As definitions of animation expand to encompass a wide range of 
image-making technologies and multimedia practices, the question of 
interactivity has supported recent critical excursions into the medium’s 
digital present as much as its potential future. The increasing 
popularity of virtual and augmented realities speaks to the growing 
prominence of interactive engagements between spectator and animated 
artefact. Whether superimposing computer-generated images onto the real 
world or simulating entirely digital realms, the collapse of real and 
fictional animated spaces has promised new kinds of immersive virtual 
experience. The educational potential of state-of-the-art augmented 
reality displays in museums and art galleries has extended the project 
of such “interactive animation” even further. Visitors are able to 
navigate virtual reality, interact with 3-D scans of curated objects and 
explore innovative digital spaces as part of increasingly immersive 
learning experiences. Yet within these emergent traditions of 
animation’s many participatory modes, the vicariousness of the medium’s 
‘interactivity’ might also be traced back through histories of moving 
images to earlier animated media. Among animation’s broad 
interactive identity, video games have remained a particularly popular 
form of interactive entertainment since the 1970s, with a wealth of more 
recent scholarly publications focused on the video game medium that 
theorize its complex interactive (often goal-oriented) narratives and 
three-dimensional digital environments through which players must 
progress. The interactive nature of video games bridges elements of 
design with player-character objectives, changing the traditionally 
passive spectator/viewer into agents that interact directly with the 
game world. “Interactive animation” is ultimately an expansive field of 
study, one that offers rich potential for thinking about both the 
methods and histories of animated communication, intervention and 
visualisation.

This one-day interdisciplinary symposium invites proposals from 
academics and practitioners for twenty-minute papers, 5-minute 
micro-talks or video essays that explore the themes of interactive 
animation and video games. Topics include, but are not limited to:

   * Digital art installations, public displays and co-creative spaces
     (museums, galleries)
   * Virtual puppetry and live performance
   * Interactive hardware (head-mounted equipment, digital displays,
     smartphones, tablets, game controllers)
   * VR and augmented reality systems
   * Artificial intelligence (AI) engines
   * Embodiment and phenomenological encounters
   * Software studies
   * Animation studies and questions of interactivity
   * Histories of new media, digital animation and computer graphics
   * Video game theory and scholarship
   * Gaming practice
   * Cyberworlds, open worlds and world-building
   * Video gameplay, full motion video (FMV) and cut/event scenes
   * Video game design and style
   * Video game studios, series and franchises
   * Intersections between video games and other art forms (cinema,
     painting, sculpture)
   * ‘Interactive’ fan cultures
   * Interactivity and reception studies

Speakers are invited to submit a *250-word abstract* and *short 
biography* to Joanna Samuel (joanna.samuel@canterbury.ac.uk) and 
Christopher Holliday (christopher.holliday@kcl.ac.uk). The deadline for 
proposals is *Friday 16^th * *November 2018*. Please do get in touch if 
you wish to discuss possible topics or have any questions regarding the 
symposium.

The Faith Lives of Women and Girls: Identities, Experiences, Practices, and Beliefs

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Faith Lives of Women and Girls:
Identities, Experiences, Practices, and Beliefs
26- 27 March 2019
Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, Coventry University
Prof. Chia Longman Director of the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, University of Gent
Dr Yafa Shanneik, University of Birmingham
Prof. Nicola Slee, Queen’s Foundation (Birmingham) and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
 
This two day conference explores the diverse faith lives, identities, experiences, practices, and beliefs of self-identifying girls and women, in their individual, community, and institutional contexts.
 
The conference welcomes
·         postgraduate
·         early-career
·         academic researchers
·         grassroots practitioners
 
The conference examines gender and feminism in religions, spiritualities, and theologies. The event is grounded in qualitative and quantitative approaches and also addresses the methodological questions that arise when researchers consider contemporary female faith.
 
We welcome 200 – 300 word abstracts for 20 minute papers from a range of disciplines and religious and spiritual traditions, and emerging themes in non-religion. We are very open to broad range of topics and issues. Alternative formats, panel proposals, and posters are also encouraged.
 
The conference is committed to ensuring an inclusive environment for discussion and the dissemination of work.
 
Please submit your abstract as a word document and include your name, affiliation, title of paper, and email address, and send to both the following email addresses:
Prof. Nicola Slee               sleen@queens.ac.uk
Dr Dawn Llewellyn           d.llewellyn@chester.ac.uk
Deadline for submission: 14 December 2018
If you have any further questions please contact Nicola or Dawn.
 
For more information about The Faith Lives of Women and Girls, please see http://www.queens.ac.uk/the-faith-lives-of-women-and-girls
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"Infrastructures of Injustice: Migration and Border Mobilities", Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton Network workshop series

CfP "Infrastructures of Injustice", Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton Network workshop series

Dear All,

Please find below a new call for papers for a workshop "Infrastructures of Injustice: Migration and Border Mobilities” to take place at School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), on 25-26th Jan. 2019. This event is envisioned as a small workshop, but we have decided to open up the call to allow for a wider range of papers, particularly from mid-career and junior scholars. We aim to cover all air travel (by the most direct route) and accommodation expenses of participants. Please also note, a selection of presenters from the Singapore workshop will be invited to present their revised papers at Princeton University on 26-27 April 2019. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by Princeton University.

This Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton workshop series interrogates the interrelationships between infrastructures and injustice; alert to the manner in which infrastructures threads through the material, the conceptual, the ethical, and the affective. We seek work at the junctions of infrastructure and injustice to provoke a reconceptualization of injustice across multiple empirical settings, but particularly within regimes of migration and conflict in the Global South. We intend to achieve this through delving into key ways in which the interactions of human and (in)tangible infrastructure materialize injustice today. Recognizing accelerating trends of securitization, financialization, and calculability means that interrogating the complicity of infrastructure in the moral economies and ethics of contemporary social life is urgent and imperative.

The Singapore workshop looks in particular at migration infrastructures, understood broadly as the “systematically interlinked technologies, institutions, and actors that facilitate and condition mobility” (Xiang and Lindquist 2014: S124). These mediating infrastructures have been labelled the “black box of migration” (Xiang, Yeoh and Lindquist 2012), for being inadequately understood by both scholars and policy makers. Within those configurations, the ambiguity of the role of the broker, who both enables as well as restricts the ability to move, become socially mobile and accumulate capital, marks the complexities of a transnational space of mobility. These intermediaries are not just part of the human infrastructure of international movement, but work in concert with laws, state agencies, transport technologies, border management and telecommunications. It is in the interaction of these elements that situations of debt bondage, human smuggling, illicit trade and trafficking eventuate, producing movement for some while containing others. Interrogating these interconnections has implications not just for the steady international streams of marginalised labour migrants and immigrants, but also for increasing numbers of refugee populations seeking asylum and work across borders, as well as regimes of international relations and trade.

Starting from Xiang and Lindquist’s (2014) premise that the intensification of migration infrastructures has led to the involution of migration, this workshop seeks to draw out the specific modes in which migration infrastructures work to enable and perpetuate injustices, to migrants, migrants left-behind families, as well as in the receiving and sending societies and states. In keeping with a turn away from Eurocentric perspectives, the workshop invites papers that specifically interrogate how injustice(s), particularly in the Global South, are instituted and perpetuated. Papers should pay attention to the hybrid and fractured dynamics through which migration and cross border mobility unfolds; shaping boundaries, lives, and territory.

The Singapore workshop seeks to explore a set of concerns that are framed by but not limited to these questions:

              -  How are infrastructures temporally and contextually formed and how do they morph and change dynamically in relation to shifting circumstances and modes of migration and cross border mobility? What role does legal infrastructure play in the context of such movements?

             - How is infrastructure conceptualised in reifying systems inequality and hierarchy within mobility regimes?

               -  What are the migration and mobility-related infrastructures that sustain, perpetuate and reify injustice(s)? Here we are looking for empirically grounded analyses that deconstruct the ways in which injustice continues to work. We are interested, for example, in intersections of social capital and public infrastructures in cases of forced migration, trafficking. 

             -  How is injustice countered through infrastructural investment or alternative/pirate infrastructures? What are the discursive, material and performative strategies of structural subversion and individual resistance? How, for instance, does collective organisation depend on technologies of communication? (eg. informal organising and migrant NGOs) 

            -  How does infrastructure cope with changing notions of what is just, across time and across place? When forms of infrastructure become obsolete, do new or reconfigured infrastructural forms become necessary to maintain unjust practices and perpetuate subjugation?

Please send an abstract of 250-300 words and a short biographical statement to Sandra Brunnegger (sb529@cam.ac.uk) and Laavanya Kathiravelu (laavanyak@ntu.edu.sg) by 21st November 2018 and also state if you will be available for the Princeton meeting in April 2019. Those selected will also be expected to produce a first draft of their paper (of about 4000 words) a week before the event in Singapore for pre-circulation. 
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Call for Papers - 3rd World Irrigation Forum (WIF3), 1-7 September 2019 at Bali, Indonesia

 Sustainable Development Announcement List 


 

GLOBAL WEBINAR - Addressing agricultural resilience in long term climate planning instruments - UNDP and FAO

Interesting free global webinar on November 20 on addressing agricultural resilience in long-term planning for climatechange. Run by UNDP & FAO, it will include looking at National Adaptation Plans & Nationally Determined Contributions. Details on tuning in: http://adaptation-undp.org/webinar-addressing-agricultural-resilience-long-term-climate-planning-instruments

For more information, contact Greg Benchwick 

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News from the Research Council of Norway

Funding announcements

NOK 100 million for Researcher Projects in the field of services research (HELSEVEL)

Deadline: 10.4.2019
The HELSEVEL programme is planning a call for proposals for services research projects within the areas of health and care services, social and welfare services, and the child welfare service, with an application submission deadline of 10 April 2019. Applicants must be an approved research organisation.  Read more

NOK 115 million for Researcher Projects in the field of patient-based clinical research (BEHANDLING)

Deadline: 10.4.2019
The BEHANDLING programme is planning to announce funding with a deadline 10 April 2019.The call is open for proposals addressing topics across the entire thematic range of the programme, but applications related to personalised medicine will be given priority.   Read more

NOK 70 million for Researcher Projects contributing to improved public health, increased quality of life and reduction of social inequality in health (BEDREHELSE)

Deadline: 10.4.2019
The BEDREHELSE programme is planning a call for proposals for Researcher Projects with an application submission deadline of 10 April 2019. Applicants must be an approved research organisation. The research activity must be relevant to the scientific, thematic and structural priorities of the programme.   Read more

Les mer  More calls for proposals from the Research Council of Norway
The Research Council of Norway
P.O Box 564, NO-1327 Lysaker 
Visiting address: Drammensveien 288, 0283 Oslo


Telephone: 22 03 70 00 
E-mail: post@forskningsradet.no

Early Career Academic Fellowships in Urban Living

DMU is looking to attract outstanding individuals for our Early Career Academic Fellowship (ECAF) in Urban Living. We particularly welcome applications from those interested to research in areas related to the work of our Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, the Local Governance Research Unit, or the People Organisations and Work Institute. It should be noted though that we have diverse range of research across the Leicester Castle Business School and the Leicester De Montfort Law School and are interested to receive applications in the wide area of 'Urban Living'. The Fellowships are 'tenure track' positions and, subject to sufficient progress during the first year, the ECAF will be appointed to a permanent academic VC2020 lectureship.

 
For further details and to apply, please see https://dmuhub.dmu.ac.uk:444/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9MDA1MDU2QTU1QzY5MUVEOEI3ODc2MzA1RkNENUIzODkmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA%3d%3d&saml2=disabled&sap-client=900&sap-language=EN#.
 
Professor Jonathan S. Davies 
Director - Centre for Urban Research on Austerity

SL in Immersive Technology

The Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of South Wales is 
looking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Immersive Technology. We are a 
multidisciplinary team based in the heart of Cardiff. We welcome 
enquiries prior to application.


For an informal discussion, contact Mark Jackson, Director Design & 
Digital mark.jackson@southwales.ac.uk Tel +44(0)1443 661807


Link: 
https://jobs.southwales.ac.uk/en/vacancies/5847/senior_lecturer_in_immersive_technology/#job-advert

Call for Papers: IAMHIST Conference 2019 - power and the media

(Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 16-19 July 2019)*

**

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

James Curran (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Jennifer Smyth (University of Warwick)


Papers and panels are invited for the 2019 conference of the 
International Association for Media and History. The conference theme 
this year is POWER AND THE MEDIA.Scholars of media history have not just 
been concerned with analysis of the individuals, institutions and elites 
exerting control, but also with how the media has represented, 
perpetuated or challenged power structures. Taking place in the 
immediate aftermath of Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, 
the conference invites scholars and practitioners from all relevant 
disciplines to take part in a timely conversation about the relationship 
between power and the media, from the film and broadcasting industries 
and the press, to new media, social media and advertising. In addition 
to keynote presentations, the conference will include film screenings, 
events geared towards PhD and early career scholars, social events, and 
a roundtable on the subject of academic power relationships.

Proposals are welcome on, but not limited to, the following topics:

·Histories and evaluations of media power elites and institutions, and 
the exercise of control.

·Media representations and responses to power relationships and 
inequalities of, for example:gender, ethnicity, class, region, 
nationality and disability.

·Blacklists and exclusionary policies in Hollywood and beyond.

·The role of alternative or oppositional media and the challenging of power.

·Freedom and Democracy:Globalisation, neoliberalism and resistance.

·Censorship, regulation and offence.

·The media and soft power:public diplomacy and international relations.

*The deadline for proposals is 17 December 2018*, to be sent to 
iamhist2019@gmail.com. Individual paper proposals should consist of a 
title, an abstract of 250 words, and a short biography.Panel proposals 
(of three papers) require the same detail for individual papers plus a 
general outline of up to 200 words. We also welcome proposals for 
artistic or multimedia projects; you are welcome to discuss their 
suitability with the conference organisers in advance of the deadline.

Notifications of decisions will be sent by early February 2019. 
Registration will be open by February 2019. Conference attendees are 
expected to be members of IAMHIST, and there will be an opportunity to 
join at the time of registration.

For further information, please visit: 
http://iamhist.net/2018/11/call-for-papers-iamhist-conference-2019/

Funded Collaborative PhD opportunity at the University of Leeds/Leeds Film

Funded Collaborative PhD opportunity at the University of Leeds/Leeds Film:

AN ANALYSIS OF THE HISTORY OF INDEPENDENT FILM EXHIBITION IN LEEDS

Lead Academic and Partner Organisation Supervisors:

Prof Stephanie Dennison
Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures, School of Languages, 
Cultures and Societies
University of Leeds

Mr Alex King
Programme Manager
Leeds Film

Project summary
This collaborative doctoral project seeks to break new ground by 
enabling a student to carry out an analysis on independent film 
exhibition in Leeds informed by both academic scholarship and practical 
experience of a series of regional film initiatives under the umbrella 
of Leeds Film. Such an analysis will fill a significant gap in cultural 
memory within the city: despite Leeds' link with film innovator Louis le 
Prince and early movie making, and despite currently having the largest 
number of DIY film exhibitions in the UK, very few discussions of film 
in Leeds appear in literature, academic or otherwise.

A comprehensive historical overview of independent film exhibition in 
Leeds constitutes the first aim of the PhD project, with a number of 
potential research questions providing a specific focus which might include:

1) What is the impact of the Leeds International Film Festival and other 
exhibition initiatives on the city and local community, and to what 
extent does this impact match the expectations of the festival 
programmers and partners in Leeds City Council?
2) What are the effects on film culture in the region of constantly 
shifting patterns of a) taste, b) demographics, c) film funding?
3) How can we usefully trace/judge the impact of independent film 
exhibition in the region?

The time spent working with Leeds Film will be dictated by the 
exigencies of the student's research focus. The student will also have 
contact with the Hyde Park Picture House, a key venue in the independent 
film exhibition history of the region, as well as the National Media 
Museum in neighbouring Bradford. A further opportunity is available, 
depending on the focus of the research: an internship at the Durban 
International Film Festival. Interest in hosting a researcher has been 
confirmed by the Centre for Creative Arts, the umbrella organisation 
(similar to Leeds Film) in Durban. The practical insights gained from 
working alongside the Leeds Film team will provide the student with 
excellent experience and a solid skills base, that will prepare them for 
a variety of academic and non-academic professions, for example in film 
programming/festival organisation, or the cultural industries more broadly.


For more information about this project contact
Prof Stephanie Dennison (s.dennison@leeds.ac.uk)
In order to apply for funding you must have applied for a place of study 
at the University of Leeds by 9 January 2019, clearly stating you are 
applying for this project.

Vacancy at the University of Milan: Postdoctoral Researcher in Private International Law

Vacancy at the University of Milan: Postdoctoral Researcher in Private International Law

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 Vacancy at the University of Milan: Postdoctoral Researcher in Private International Law
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The University of Milan will recruit a postdoctoral researcher in Private International Law, starting in March 2018, for a duration of 24 months (renewable once).

The researcher will work on the project ‘Cross-border Disputes in Civil and Commercial Matters and New Technologies’.

Eligible candidates must hold a doctorate in law (preferably private international law or international civil procedural law) or have comparable research experience. They must have an excellent command of English. Good command of Italian is an additional asset. Additional accommodation funding for candidates relocating from abroad is available.

Deadline for applications: 19 November 2018.

More information can be found here.


International Course on Management of Cholera, Invasive Diarrhea, and Malnutrition in Emergency | ReliefWeb

International Course on Management of Cholera, Invasive Diarrhea, and Malnutrition in Emergency | ReliefWeb


https://reliefweb.int/training/2852378/international-course-management-cholera-invasive-diarrhea-and-malnutrition

Call for Papers: 'Democratizing Displacement', Refugee Studies Centre 2019 Conference, 18-19 March 2019, Oxford

Call for Papers:

'Democratizing Displacement'
Refugee Studies Centre 2019 Conference

18-19 March 2019
New College, Oxford

Pushed from their homes, refugees and displaced people typically find themselves subject to a range of policies, practices and powers over which they have no say. The lives of refugees are intimately and dramatically shaped by actors - states, international organisations, humanitarian NGOs, local host communities amongst others - who make decisions that affect their well-being but are rarely accountable to their interests and goals. How might refugees become more effective political actors in shaping the forces and institutions that govern their own lives?

Rationale
The Refugee Studies Centre’s 2019 Conference aims to consider the issue of ‘democratizing’ refugee protection from a variety of disciplinary angles, including ethics, politics, anthropology, history and law. It proposes to examine the role of refugees as political agents able to inform the decisions that affect them at local, state, regional and global levels. The Conference will explore the ethics and politics of accountability, participation, and humanitarian governance, the character of practical, institutional and legal mechanisms to ensure that refugees have a say in their protection, and ways in which those who make decisions in relation to the displaced are (or could be) held accountable for their actions.

Topics
We are interested in receiving academic paper proposals from scholars in the social sciences and the humanities in the following broad areas:
•    Historical, contemporary and theoretical analysis of:
      -  displaced people as political agents in democratic and non-democratic political systems for different ends and goals;
      -  displaced people as actors engaging in resistance and political protest.
•    Examination and critical analysis of the legal and institutional mechanisms to ensure accountability of those whose actions affect refugees, and their linkage with participatory processes.
•    The exploration of future pathways--in terms of normative ideals, legal constructions, or institutional designs--that increase the political agency of refugees and other displaced people.

Location
The conference will take place at New College, Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3BN.

Proposal Submission
Paper proposals should consist of a title and a 500-700 word abstract that specifies -the research question, describes the approach used, and gives an indication of the conclusions. Abstracts will be reviewed for suitability in terms of the conference themes. It is hoped that some of the papers will form part of a special edition of the Journal of Refugee Studies. The conference will be limited to 70 participants.

To submit a proposal, please visit https://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/democratizing-displacement and complete the online form. The deadline for paper submissions is Friday 7 December 2018.

For further information about the conference, please contact Susanna Power at rsc-conference@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Call for Papers: SLSA Conference 2019 - Topic: Revisiting Refugee Protection in the 21st

I am convening a Topic, Revisiting Refugee Protection in the 21st Century, for the 2019 Socio-Legal Studies Association conference which will be based at Leeds University, 3-5 April 2019 ( https://slsa2019.com/ :).

Please see Call for papers at https://slsa2019.com/call-for-papers-posters/ and the webpage for the Topic: https://slsa2019.com/streams-current-topics/revisiting-refugee-protection-in-the-21st-century/
Deadline for Submission is 14 January 2019 via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=79467531.kwBpnAY8OrrYWK1x

The previous refugee law/policy streams in 2015 and 2016 were very successful, so I do hope you will consider submitting a paper. As you can see, all offers are encouraged, and please forward this to interested parties!

I look forward to hearing from you.
With best wishes

Dallal

Dr Dallal Stevens
School of Law
University of Warwick
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/people?id=a23d125d9df4bbf02f93a26200abf8c0

Climate Change Job Vacancies Update - 31 October 2018

PhD funding opportunities in film studies at the University of Leicester via AHRC M4C Consortium

FilmStudiesat the University of Leicester invites applications from 
potential research students whose interests connect with our fields of 
expertise in any of the following areas:

·Contemporary American, European and Chinese cinemas

·American cinema and television history

·British cinema and television history

·Women and cinema

·Popular film and cultural politics

·Cinema audiences, exhibition and reception

**

*AHRC Midlands4Cities funding for UK/EU students*

The AHRC-funded _Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership 
_(M4C) brings 
together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the 
professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and 
humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the 
University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of 
Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort 
University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

   M4C is awarding up to80 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants 
across all subject areas for 2019 through an open competition and 
11Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with 
a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage 
sector.

The deadline for M4C funding applications is *14 January 2019 (noon)*, 
by which time students must have applied for a place to study at the 
university and have ensured that two academic references are submitted 
using the Midlands4Cities online reference form.

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and 
CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing 
workshops, please visit 
_https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk 
_ or contact 
_enquiries@midlands4cities.ac.uk _

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor James 
Chapman at jrc28@le.ac.uk 

Socrel Annual Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the call for papers for next summer’s annual conference of SocRel. Information concerning dates and themes are indicated; we will be in touch directly with information on how to submit abstracts online, as well as details on the postgraduate event which will take place the preceding day, 8 July 2019.

With best regards,
Michael Munnik (Cardiff University)


Sociology of Religion Study Group (SocRel) 
Annual Conference 2019
9-11 July 2019, Cardiff University
 
Communicating Religion
Charles Hirschkind (University of California-Berkeley)
Mia Lövheim (Uppsala University)
Third speaker TBC
 
As scholars of religion, we are all tasked with communicating religion in one way or another – to students, to the public, and to our research community. Moreover, what we study is itself a message: participants in our studies and creators of the documents we analyse are communicating religion, and what we receive as data is what Giddens referred to as the ‘double hermeneutic,’ or ideas and experiences that have already been mediated. What is the religion communicated to us? How do we communicate religion, and what is it that we communicate when we’re doing it?
 
Our focus is on "communicating" as a verb-like gerund rather than "communication" as a static, abstract noun. Scholars from different strands of the sociology of religion can imagine their work in it, and our topic engages the interests of colleagues in journalism, media and cultural studies; geography; music; English, communications and philosophy; social psychology; and law and politics.
 
The substance of communication can include evangelistic and apologistic discourse, education, media, and public policy interventions. We welcome diverse methodological approaches, including multi-modal and multi-sensory approaches to communicating religion. We understand communicating in multiple contexts, including academia, politics, education, social media and mass media. We imagine multiple frameworks that contour how we imagine communicating religion, encompassing the secular and the digital, the individual and the collective, the implicit and the explicit, the theoretical and the empirical.
 
To deliver a paper, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words, alongside a biographical note of no more than 50 words. We will also be accepting a limited number of panel proposals. To deliver a panel, please send an abstract of no more than 500 words alongside a biographical note of no more than 50 words for each contributor.
 
You will be able to submit abstracts through a web portal on the BSA website. Please keep watch for further details, through this mailing list, our social media channels, and the Socrel website.
 
Conference Bursaries:
A limited number of bursaries are available to support postgraduate, early career, low income or unwaged SocRel members to present at the conference. Please visit http://socrel.org.uk/socrel-annual-bursary-scheme/ for instructions, and to download an application form, and submit your bursary application along with your abstract by 1 February 2019.
 
Socrel is mindful of the various sensitivities people carry concerning content. If you feel that the presentation you give may include material that may be upsetting, please consider including a note about this content in your abstract. We will not restrict or censor presentations that include sensitive or alarming content, but by flagging it in the abstract, those who attend the conference can make informed decisions on which panel they might choose to attend.
 
Abstract submission: Open soon!
Early bird registration opens: 3 November 2018
Abstract submission closes: 1 February 2019
Decision notification: 15 February 2019
Presenter registration closes: 29 March 2019
Early bird registration closes: 7 June 2019
Registration closes: 28 June 2019
 
Please note that after 7 June 2019, a £50 late registration fee will apply to all bookings.
 
Should you have other questions about the conference please also contact the conference organisers, Dr Michael Munnik (Cardiff University) or Dr Peter Hemming (Cardiff University) socrel19@cardiff.ac.uk
 
For further details, visit the SocRel website: www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/study-groups/sociology-of-religion-study-group/ For further details about the BSA visit www.britsoc.co.uk

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Tenure-track position in Narrative and Communication at the University of Toronto Mississauga

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Narrative and Communication, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2019. 
 
The successful candidate must be a practicing writer who researches and teaches in the area of narrative nonfiction or nonfiction story. Narrative, as we think of it here, involves the application of tools and techniques developed mainly through fiction and the arts applied to the purposes of excellent journalistic nonfiction—that is, telling a true story with imaginative power, with expressive skill, and with solid research as a base. Specific areas of expertise may include journalistic writing, narrative as a research methodology, narrative and archival research, multi-media and web-based storytelling, digital innovation and narrative, or cross-cultural communication built around story. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative, independent, competitive and externally funded research program, and will also bring theory and practice into their teaching within the Professional Writing and Communication program in the ICCIT.
 
Candidates must have a PhD in communication, the literary arts, narrative-related arts, or journalism or related fields by the appointment start date (or shortly thereafter). Candidates must demonstrate an active and excellent writing practice and research program that involves the role of narrative in communication; an emerging reputation in narrative with demonstrated ability to attract external research funding; and a good publication record in top-ranked and field relevant journals. Evidence of excellence in teaching (including a teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference) is also required. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the University of Toronto's tri-campus graduate departments.
  
Full posting: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804237&tz=GMT-04%3A00Jo
 
 
 
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Nicole S. Cohen, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto 
Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (UTM) & Faculty of Information 
nicole.cohen@utoronto.ca || CCT 3004 || nicolescohen.com
 
WRITERS’ RIGHTS: FREELANCE JOURNALISM IN A DIGITAL AGE (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016)
 

CfP: workshop on 'understanding solidarity' (Jan. 2019)

the following call for papers for an international worshop on solidarity
at the University of Hamburg in January 2019 might be of interest for you.

We are looking forward to your abstract submissions!



Call for Papers
Understanding Solidarity – New Challenges, New Approaches
International Workshop, 25-27 January 2019, University of Hamburg
Keynote lectures by Andrea Sangiovanni (King’s College London/European
University Institute) and Donatella Della Porta (SNS Florence)

Despite its prominence in the social and political vocabulary of our
time, solidarity has arguably been one of the lesser-studied concepts
within philosophy and the social sciences. However, things have changed
considerably over the last decade, and there is now a veritable plethora
of studies engaging with solidarity from a variety of different
perspectives. A look at the recent literature on solidarity suggests
that the recent crises, and the challenges they pose for democratic
societies, have fostered the discussion on solidarity. Accordingly,
solidarity is being discussedin the European refugee crisis
(Agustín/Jørgensen 2018; Lahusen/Grasso 2018; Della Porta 2018), the
Euro crisis (Gerhards et al. 2018; Hatje et al. 2015)), and, more
generally, the political project of the European Union and the prospects
of further (social) integration in view of the rise of populism and
increasing nationalistic tendencies (Grimmel/Giang 2017; Knodt/Tews
2014; Malcom 2010; Sangiovanni 2013; de Witte 2015).
In contrast to this multitude of different (mostly empirical)
perspectives on various forms and instances of solidarity, however, more
strictly theoretical attempts at providing a systematic account of the
nature or conceptual meaning of solidarity are far and few between
(notable exceptions are Derpmann 2013 and Kolers 2016 as well as some of
the contributions in Banting/Kymlicka 2017 and Laitinen/Pessi 2015).
Unlike other central social and political concepts such as justice,
democracy or freedom, solidarity has not yet become the subject of any
identifiable theoretical or conceptual debate, to which different
positions might be said to be contributing to. Finally, current
theoretical and conceptual work on solidarity hardly ever seems to draw
on empirical studies on solidarity, while the latter seldom engage with
theoretical accounts in greater detail. As a result, it is difficult to
tell whether the increased interest in solidarity of the recent past has
resulted in a more comprehensive and differentiated understanding of
solidarity overall or rather in a multitude of different perspectives on
different types of solidarity in different contexts.
In view of this current state of research on solidarity, the workshop
first and foremost aims at evaluating the prospects of bringing the
existing research on solidarity into dialogue, thus initiating an
ongoing interdisciplinary debate about the nature, meaning and role of
solidarity in contemporary societies and politics. Accordingly, we
welcome papers from different research areas and perspectives. Given the
workshop format, we are happy to include presentations of work in
progress as well as research reports. Also, as research on solidarity is
still an emerging field, we strongly encourage contributions from PhD
students and early career researchers.

Themes that might prove particularly productive for the intended
discussion include:

Types and concept(ion)s of solidarity: What do different studies take to
be at the centre of solidarity (feelings, dispositions, specific actions
etc.)? To what extent are there different types of solidarity on
different ‘levels’ (local, national, supra-national, global etc.), and
how do they relate to each other?  How is solidarity conceptualised, and
which concept(ualisation)s are different ways of operationalising
solidarity based on?

(Normative) theories of solidarity and empirical research: How can
normative theories and empirical research on solidarity fruitfully
inform each other? To what extent do empirical studies on solidarity
rely on normative conceptions other than solidarity (e.g. democracy,
(social) justice, community etc.)? Are there (normative) conceptions of
solidarity that particularly lend themselves to empirical research – and
conceptions that do not, respectively?

Recent challenges: Is there a relation between recent challenges like
the ones mentioned above and (a lack of) solidarity? Do these challenges
call for reviving or strengthening existing forms of solidarity, or do
they call for entirely new forms of solidarity? In light of the recent
political and social developments (crises in the EU, Brexit, Trump
election), do we see an end of solidarity or are there new emerging
solidarity actions?

 ‘Blind spots’: Are there forms of solidarity, or actual appeals to
solidarity (e.g. within particular social and political movements),
which are not discussed in the recent literature? If so, how may these
‘blind spots’ be explained? Are they a result of dominant research
interests or the hegemony of specific theories or approaches? To what
extent do conceptual or methodological limitations affect which
instances of solidarity make it onto research agendas?


Please send your abstracts (up to 500 words) to Andreas Busen
(andreas.busen@uni-hamburg.de) and Stefan Wallaschek
(wallaschek@bigsss.uni-bremen.de) by 10 December 2018. Subject to
available funding, travel and accommodation costs of presenters will be
subsidised.


-- 
Stefan Wallaschek
wallaschek@bigsss.uni-bremen.de
PhD Fellow
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)/
University of Bremen
Mary-Somerville-Straße 9
P.O. Box 33 04 40
28359 Bremen (Germany)
https://www.bigsss-bremen.de/people/phd-fellows/stefan-wallaschek
Twitter: https://twitter.com/s_wallaschek

Invitation to OEB 2018 - Europe's leading conference on digital learning & training

   OEB Global
   secure your seat  here.
   OEB offers one the most comprehensive and stimulating programmes showcasing all the latest trends and developments in digital learning and training and these are some of the many highlights you will be able to be part of if you join:


In a thrilling opening plenary session, two of the world’s leading innovators and a top economist will discuss how the development of artificial intelligence and other new technologies will change the way we learn and work forever - Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO of Iris.ai, one of the most exciting companies in the world in the field of AI, and a member of Faculty at SingularityU Nordic, will join Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and Bryan Caplan, Author of "the Case Against Education" and Professor of Economics at George Mason University, to examine how employment will change and learning will become a central part of human existence.


Professor Anders Flödstrom of EIT Digital and KTH Sweden, IT and OER consultant Esther Wojcicki and Ben Williamson of the University of Stirling will try to make out the shape of things to come in a Plenary on the future of education. In other major sessions, speakers will include Ulrich Boser, founder of The Learning Agency and bestselling author; Hannah Gore, Talent Development Manager at Solera; Martin Dougiamas, the founder of Moodle; Theo Bastiaens, FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany) and Open University (The Netherlands); Alec Couros, Educator, Researcher and Professor of Educational Technology & Media at the University of Regina; Will Thalheimer, workplace learning consultant; Cathy Moore, training designer and Karoline Tellum-Djarraya, head of section for Edtech and Innovation at Skills Norway and many more.


At this year’s OEB Plenary Debate a panel of high-caliber experts will debate the proposition that “all learning experiences should be fun”. Elliott Masie, founder of the Learning Consortium and Head of the Masie Center; blogger Benjamin Doxtdator, who is also a teacher at the International School in Brussels; Alex Beard, educator, author and director of the UK’s ‘Teach for All’ and learning designer Patti Shank, who is the President of Learning Peaks will slug it out in front of an audience of hundreds of education professionals, managers and edTech entrepreneurs.


Furthermore, OEB offers 120+ interactive sessions and pre-conference workshops during the three days and the many networking opportunities will allow you make personal connections with over 2,000 conference participants who are passionate about shaping the future of learning. You will be able to access the full agenda here.


For the first time, Learning Technologies Germany will be fully integrated into the event, ensuring a major focus on employment, skills and workplace learning.

This will also be reflected in the accompanying exhibition which will be bigger than ever before. More than 100 companies and organisations are joining us to meet with you and to showcase their range of products, services, courses and solutions.


I personally look forward to welcoming you in Berlin this December and remain at your disposal for any questions you might have in the meantime.
OEB Learning Technologies Europe GmbH

www.oeb.global
Leibnizstrasse 32
10625 Berlin
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)30 726 21 33 09
Email: info@oeb.global

[CES mailing list] Job Openings at Hunan University

Subject to budget approval, the Center for Economics, Finance and Management Studies (CEFMS) at Hunan University seeks to hire multiple full-time faculty members. The starting date will be fall 2019. Our focus is at the assistant professor level, but the rank is open.
We are looking for full-time faculty members in broader areas of economics and finance. Compensation is highly competitive. All CEFMS faculty are expected to conduct research and publish in high-quality refereed English journals. Preference will be given to those with a record and demonstrated potential of high-quality publications. Applicants must have earned a PhD degree by the time of reporting to work. We will start to review completed applications soon and conduct interviews in the 2019 AEA meeting in Atlanta.
Hunan University (located in Changsha, China) is a national “985 project” university and has a long history of being a top-tier research institution in China. The University founded CEFMS in 2013 as a college-equivalent international platform (海归学院) for research and education in economics, finance and management studies. The CEFMS currently has 11 special-term professors, 11 full-time faculty members, and more than 65 masters and doctoral students. All courses are taught in English. Since its founding in 2013, the Center has established a solid infrastructure for rapid expansion. Please visit http://cefms.hnu.edu.cn for more information about the Center and the University.
The application deadline is December 7, 2018. For full consideration,  please go to AEA JOE's website (you can click the link) and upload an updated CV, cover letter, sample research papers, sample syllabi/teaching evaluations (as appropriate), and three letters of recommendation. Please don’t hesitate to contact the CEFMS Recruiting Committee at cefmes_econ@hnu.edu.cn for questions.
 
Belton M Fleisher
Professor Emeritus Ohio State University
Senior Fellow China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research
    & China Center for Economics, Finance and Management Studies
Scientific Editor China Economic Review
Mobile 614 446 6429
 

The first event of its kind coming soon!

Gross Global Happiness, March 22nd-24th
Part of the World Happiness Agora Global Event
Today's leaders need to be different.
Joy, happiness and compassion become your weapons, and mindfulness and intuition your guides. 
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A one-of-a-kind executive event
  
  
The future of leadership is one of empathy, deep understanding, community-building and positive emotion. The rules are changing, so you need to keep up.

Join a high-powered group of professionals at the University for Peace in Costa Rica this March for a dynamic 3-day experience. You will be guided by a multinational team of thought provokers and facilitators who will help enable your transformation and unlock your full potential.

Get more information, or register here to reserve your spot!

Interested in presenting?
We know you all have a wealth of expertise and passion. If you’re inspired to give a talk, lead a process, or offer a workshop, apply to share your knowledge at the event! What can you bring to the table?

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CFP IPSA Joint Conference on Diversity and Democratic Governance (Sarajevo, 12-15 June 2019)

CALL FOR PAPERS  - Diversity and Democratic Governance: Legacies of the Past, Present Challenges, and Future Directions? University of Sarajevo, 12–15 June 2019

Conference organised by the RC14 Politics and Ethnicity, Jointly with RC13 Democratization in Comparative Perspective, RC28 Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance, RC44 Security, Conflict and Democratization, RC50 Politics of Language.


This conference will bring together a number of IPSA research committees to examine the challenges building democratic state institutions, how legacies of the past inform the present and what impact this has for the future of democratic governance in ethnically diverse societies.

The conference will provide an opportunity to examine the role of local, national, regional, and international actors in the development of democracy, the accommodation of ethnic diversity, and the design of political institutions. We welcome contributions that focus on democratization and institutional design as open-ended processes driven by internal and/or external factors, including ethnicity, gender, class, religion, neoliberal economic development, and geopolitics. Papers that focus on the social, economic and legal legacies of the past and how they affect the future direction of politics in diverse settings are particularly welcome.

Given that the conference will be convened in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, two decades after the violent civil war that followed the break-up of Federal Yugoslavia, we particularly welcome proposals that reflect upon the Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, and Yugoslav legacies of the past, the international peace-building efforts of the present, and the democratic reforms for the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We also welcome proposals that develop case studies or compare issues of peace-building, institutional design, and/or ethnic accommodation evident in other parts of the world.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

· What role do structures of government, particular federal, power-sharing, power-dividing, and other forms of integration and accommodation, play today in confronting the diverse set of legacies of the past in individual countries, regions and/or globally?

· How do the changing cleavages of ethnic and cultural identities challenge perceptions of linear history and practices of governance in contemporary states?

· What are the benchmarks for democratic governance in diverse societies and how can such societies avoid processes of democratic retrenchment, particularly post-conflict?

· What impact does the global rise of populism have on political relations in ethnically diverse and democratizing states? What are the long-term effects of international intervention for liberal peacebuilding after violent conflicts, ethnic or otherwise?

· What is the impact of the legacies of inter-communal conflict on the prospects of political stability in postconflict democratizing states?

We invite proposals for individual paper contributions and/or panels that engage empirically, conceptually and normatively with these issues. We aim to feature the best of contemporary research on democratic transitions and institutional design, including new research by established academics as well as by early career scholars.

The confirmed keynote speaker is Professor Kanchan Chandra, New York University.

Proposals for papers should include contact details of the author(s), title and an abstract of no more than 200 words.

Panel proposals must include:

· A minimum of three papers and a maximum of four

· Contact details for all paper-givers, the discussant and chair

· Panel title and short description of panel (no more than 200 words)

· Individual paper titles and short abstract (no more than 100 words)

The final deadline for the electronic submission of paper and panel proposals is 31 December 2018. Notices of acceptance will be sent out the week of 10 February 2019. Proposals should be submitted online at: https://form.jotformeu.com/tagarin/sarajevo

All participants will be required to register for the conference. IPSA has implemented a new category of membership for citizens from low and lower-middle income countries; the list of eligible countries can be found here: https://www.ipsa.org/membership/individual/global_south_category . Please self-identify at the time of registration.

Early Bird Registration Fees (before 1 May 2019):

Faculty Rate: Non-member 100 €; Member 80 €; Member from Global South 60 €

Student Rate: Non-member 60 €; Member 50 €; Member from Global South 40€

Participants from Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as participants without presentation: 50€

After 1 May 2019, the student rate will be raised by 20 € and by 40 € for the remaining categories. The cost of the conference dinner is 35 € and should be paid at the time of registration.

The organizers will endeavor to provide a select pool of graduate students/early career academics with a bursary to partially cover travel expenses to Sarajevo. Please identify your eligibility and if you wish to be considered for the bursary at the time of your submission. The decision on the pool of recipients will be made in May 2019.

Organizing committee: Timofey Agarin, Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Allison McCulloch, Brandon University, Canada; Damir Kapidzic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Inquiries can be directed to the organizers at: rc14.ipsa@gmail.com 

Financial Literacy Symposium 2018: Financial Behaviour For Quality Lifetime

Call for Participant:
Financial Literacy Symposium 2018: Financial Behaviour For Quality Lifetime
15 November 2018, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website & Registration: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/fls2018 

Greetings from AKPK!

We are pleased to inform that Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit,  or commonly known as AKPK will be organising its first financial literacy symposium on Thursday, 15 November 2018. The theme for the symposium is "Financial Behaviour For Quality Lifetime".

This symposium is one of AKPK's efforts to promote financial literacy among Malaysians. The highlight will be the reporting of findings from AKPK's survey among Malaysian working adults to see how financial behaviour affects quality of life. This will be followed by panel discussions with financial experts and public figures on the role of emotions in financial decisions and the role of financial literacy in enhancing employees' productivity. Women's role in the well-being of family finances will also be discussed.

As you will find the topics highly relevant to you, AKPK is pleased to invite you to participate in our financial literacy symposium. Listen to our distinguished panellists as they share their years of experience and invaluable insights into leveraging financial literacy for higher quality in both personal and professional lives.

For your perusal, details of the event are as follows:
Date: 15 November 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Venue: Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Registration Fee:
•       Early Bird: RM350 per pax (Register before 20th October 2018)
•       Normal: RM450 per pax
•       Group for 5 people at package of RM1,800.00 (RM360 per pax).

Click & Register: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/fls2018

* The event brief and programme agenda is in website: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/fls2018.


Contact Us;
Financial Education Department 
Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK) 
29th Floor, Menara TH Perdana 
1001 Jalan Sultan ISmail 
50250 Kuala Lumpur 
Email: fed@akpk.org.my 
Phone: 03 2610 5651 (Najihah) / 03 2610 5629 (Nadia) 

Website & Registration: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/fls2018 

[IAMCR] GIG-ARTS 2019 Salerno - Deadline extended to 9 November 2018

Dear colleagues,
the deadline for abstract submission for the 3rd edition of the GIG-ARTS annual conference has been extended to 9 November 2018.
Please find hereafter the updated CFP.
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GIG-ARTS 2019 – The Third European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies
16-17 May 2019, Salerno
Europe as a Global Player in Internet Governance

Organised by:
The Internet & Communication Policy Centre / Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences / Università degli Studi di Salerno

Co-Sponsored By:
The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), The ECPR Standing Group on Internet and Politics, The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), The IAMCR Communication Policy and Technology Section, The ICA Communication Law and Policy Division.

Call for Abstracts - Deadline: 9 November 2018
Although to varying degrees of autonomy, awareness, and effectiveness over time and issues, European institutions have been engaged in internet governance and policy-making since at least two decades. Both the European Union and Europe as a region have generally played a crucial role in shaping the governance of the internet, at the global, regional and national levels.

From a geopolitical perspective, the EU has been one of the early actors advocating for the internationalisation of the DNS system and, more generally, for the enhancement of the multi-stakeholder governance model. From a normative point of view, EU institutions as well as Member States have deeply affected highly sensitive internet-related issues, such as privacy and data protection, digital market competition, consumers' rights, copyright, e-commerce, content regulation, the right to be forgotten, etc. On the institutional level, some of the most interesting cases of recent constituent policies have emerged from the European Union, leading to the establishment of new agencies such as the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Beyond the EU, some European intergovernmental organisations, such as the Council of Europe (CoE), have developed structured initiatives to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law on internet governance issues. Further, a number of European initiatives, such as the European Dialogue on internet Governance (EuroDIG) and the Global internet Policy Observatory (GIPO), have facilitated the transfer of ideas, knowledge, policies and institutional arrangements towards other countries and geographic areas. Finally, European NGOs as well as some European internet companies are currently advancing alternative visions and values about the internet and its governance, enriching the set of internet governance approaches as well as available design options.

The third edition of the European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies (GIG-ARTS 2019), will be held exactly twenty years after the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty and ten years after the Lisbon Treaty, which are milestones in the history of the European integration process, preparing the EU for enlargement and further deepening of competences, and reinforcing the centrality of democratic principles and the protection of fundamental rights as the Union's foundation.

After having addressed “Global Internet Governance as a Diplomacy Issue” at its first edition held in Paris in 2017, and "Inequalities in Internet Governance" at the second edition held in Cardiff in 2018, the 2019 GIG-ARTS conference will explore the role of Europe in the global governance of the internet. In particular, the conference will focus on challenges and opportunities, as well as strengths and weaknesses, of European approaches to internet governance and policy-making.

In addition to general internet Governance issues and topics, submissions are particularly welcome on the following themes:

-       European institutions and Member States in internet governance;
-       The European approach to the multistakeholder governance model;
-       The role of the European External Action Service in the Global Internet Governance ecosystem;
-       Internet governance in the European Neighbourhood Policy;
-       The EU cybersecurity policy;
-       Extraterritorial effects of European internet policies;
-       Internet-related geopolitical challenges for Europe;
-       The EU and internet-related policy transfer;
-       EU internet policies in a comparative perspective;
-       Human rights, democracy and the rule of law in European internet policy and instruments;
-       Privacy and data protection after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
-       Global online platforms and EU general policies (labour, taxation, transport,..);
-       EU strategies and policies on new technologies (AI, robots, blockchains,..);
-       European good governance values and internet governance;
-       The Digital Single Market and international trade;
-       The EU and the management of critical internet resources;
-       Populist movements and the European internet policy-making;
-       EU values, European internet companies, and internet design.

Submission Information and Publication Opportunities
Authors are invited to submit their extended abstracts (no longer than 500 words), describing their research question(s), theoretical framework, approach and methodology, expected findings or empirical outcome. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated through a peer-review process.
Abstracts and authors’ information should be submitted through the Easychair conference management system at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gigarts2019
Authors of selected submissions will have the opportunity to submit their full manuscript for publication.
 
Key dates (updated)
Deadline for abstract submissions: 29 October 9 November 2018
Notification to authors: 10 17 December 2018
Authors registration (at least one author must register for a selected presentation to appear on the programme): From 10 December 2018 to 14 January 2019 From 20 December 2018 to 21 January 2019
Programme publication: 21 January 8 February 2019
Online registration: From 21 January 8 February to 3 May 2019
Conference dates: 16 & 17 May 2019
 
GIG-ARTS 2019 Committees 

General Chairs                    
Francesco Amoretti and Mauro Santaniello
Internet & Communication Policy Centre, Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences, University of Salerno, Italy

Scientific Program Committee
- Eric Brousseau (Université Paris Dauphine, France)
- Andrea Calderaro (Cardiff University, United Kingdom)
- George Christou (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
- William J. Drake (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Nanette S. Levinson (American University Washington DC, USA)
- Robin Mansell (London School of Economics, United Kingdom)
- Meryem Marzouki (CNRS and Sorbonne Université, France)
- Teresa Numerico (Università di Roma 3, Italy)
- Claudia Padovani (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
- Elena Pavan (Università di Trento, Italy)
- Lorenzo Pupillo (Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium)
- Michèle Rioux (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
- Katharine Sarikakis (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Yves Schemeil (Sciences Po Grenoble, France)
- Jan Aart Scholte (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Jamal Shahin (VUB, Belgium & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Michele Sorice (LUISS University, Italy)
- Joris van Hoboken (VUB, Belgium & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Organizing Committee at University of Salerno
Maria Carmela Catone, Virgilio D'Antonio, Paolo Diana, Domenico Fracchiolla, Gennaro Iorio, Stefania Leone, Michele Nino, Nicola Palladino, Massimo Pendenza, Diana Salzano

Venue
The conference will be held at the University of Salerno, on the campus of Fisciano.
 
Conference Registration and Fees
Registration fees are 100€ for regular participants and 50€ for students showing proof of status. The conference fees include a participant kit as well as coffee breaks and meals.

GIG-ARTS 2019 Communication Details
-       Website: events.gig-arts.eu | http://www.internetpolicyresearch.eu
-       Email for information: events@gig-arts.eu
-       Submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gigarts2019
-       Twitter: @GigArtsEU
-       Hashtag: #GIGARTS19
-       Mailing list for updates: http://tinyurl.com/yc7rvxm4


Best wishes,
Mauro

Mauro Santaniello 
Internet & Communication Policy Centre 
Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences 
Università degli Studi di Salerno 
Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 84084 Fisciano (SA) - Italy 

E. msantaniello@unisa.it 
W. http://docenti.unisa.it/mauro.santaniello
M. +393345217528 
Skype: internetpolicy 
T. twitter.com/webvoodoo

[ecrea] cfp - Media Control as Source of Political Power in Central and Eastern Europe

Call for Papers

*Media Control as Source of Political Power in Central and Eastern Europe*


Workshop at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Organized by the Russian Media Lab in collaboration with the Research 
Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen

Helsinki, 02 – 03 September 2019

We invite proposals for papers to be discussed at an intensive two-day 
workshop on “Media Control as Source of Political Power in Central 
and Eastern Europe” at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki 
on 02 – 03 September 2019. The workshop will involvearound 15 scholars, 
and early-career researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Travel 
expenses and accommodation costs of invited participants will be covered 
by the organisers.

The workshop aims to bring together approaches from political science, 
media studies and other relevant academic disciplines to get a more 
comprehensive picture of the role of media control in consolidating and 
expanding political power in authoritarian regimes and in “backsliding” 
democracies. The focus of the workshop will equally be on the interplay 
of media and political actors and on the effect of this relationship on 
regime dynamics.

Several studies have shown that in electoral or competitive 
authoritarian regimes media manipulation is used more often than most 
other types of manipulation when regimes attempt to shift the “playing 
field” in their favour. This makes media one of the major battlefields 
in political power struggles. Similarly, in backsliding democracies, 
media are one of the first targets of authoritarian tendencies.

However, the numerous studies on the role of mass media for political 
power rarely go beyond the question of control over mass media, 
implicitly assuming that media ownership means successful manipulation 
of public opinion via reporting, and thus a strengthening of 
authoritarian politics.

The workshop starts from the notion that the most interesting story 
often starts once ownership has been established and media outlets have 
to negotiate both market conditions and political restrictions. Which 
message should be delivered? How to bring journalists into line? How not 
to lose the audience? How to deal with rival mass media and alternative 
online sources of information? In sum: how to make sure that the 
population is exposed—mainly—to messages framed by the actors dominating 
the political regime?

To examine these questions, our workshop wants to look at a broad range 
of actors (including journalists, political office-holders regulating 
media and entrepreneurs owning media) and at a broad range of 
interactions (including legislative and organisational issues as well as 
actual media reporting). The focus of invited papers, however, should 
always be on the role of media actors, media ownership and media 
reporting for political power struggles and political regime dynamics.

Deadline for the submission of paper proposals is *31 March 2019*.

In addition to a 300-word abstract, please include a brief biographical 
statement in your submission. Selected paper-givers will be invited by 
30 April 2019. Full papers will be due 31 July 2019.

We plan to publish selected workshop papers in a special issue of the 
Scopus-listed open access journal /Studies in Russian, Eurasian and 
Central European New Media/ (http://www.digitalicons.org/).

Paper proposals and any questions should be addressed to the workshop 
organisers:

Dr Mariëlle Wijermars, Aleksanteri Institute: 
marielle.wijermars@helsinki.fi 

Prof Dr Heiko Pleines, Research Centre for East European Studies at the 
University of Bremen: pleines@uni-bremen.de 

The workshop is co-organized by the research project „Media control as 
source of political power: The role of oligarchs in electoral 
authoritarian regimes“, which is conducted by the Research Centre for 
East European Studies at the University of Bremen and receives financial 
support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research 
Foundation) – grant No. 391270526.

[ecrea] Conference on Visualising conflict - Photojournalism and the politics of participation

*Conference: Visualising conflict - Photojournalism and the politics of 
participation*

*29 November 2018, 9-17*
*University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus (KUA 2), Karen Blixens Plads 
8, 2300 Copenhagen S, room 23.0.50*

Photojournalists used to hold a privileged position in conflict 
reporting. Today, they are joined by activists, citizens and others who 
also produce and disseminate images. Cell phone videos of police 
officers shooting unarmed, black teenagers in USA are captured by 
accidental bystanders and shared by the Black Lives Matter movement. The 
destruction and horror of the war in Syria are documented by activists, 
who after years of war have developed networks and acquired professional 
photo equipment – and skills. These practices change the role images 
play in conflicts, raising pressing issues about the production and 
veracity of images as well as safety, ethics and the politics of 
participation:

• Why and how does it matter that conflicts are documented and made 
visible to the outside world?
• How are images from conflicts created and shared in today’s connective 
media environment?
• How can the authenticity of images be established?

This conference aims to generate a conversation between scholars, NGO 
workers, photo editors and activists about the role performed by images 
in contemporary conflicts.

*Programme*

9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:00 Aida El Kashef
10:00-10:45 TBA
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:00 Federico Escher
12:00-13:00 Lunch break (lunch will be available from the university 
canteen at participants’ own cost)
13:00-13:45 Zeynep Gürsel
13:45-14:30 Nina Grønlykke Mollerup and Mette Mortensen
14:30-15:00 Coffee
15:00-15:45 Nicholas Mirzoeff
15:45-17:00 Panel discussion

Attendance is free, but we appreciate registration by sending your name 
and affiliation to Nanna Juul Jensen at nannajj@hum.ku.dk 
.

The conference is organised by IMS (International Media Support) and the 
research group Images of Conflict, Conflicting Images at University of 
Copenhagen, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication.

More info available at: https://www.mediasupport.org/visualising-conflict/

[CES mailing list]: Call for Papers: Henu/INFER Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics

the Call for Papers for next years HenU/INFER Conference on Applied Macroeconomics is now online (at appliedmacro.org) and submission (through conference maker) is open.
 
We moved back to our traditional slot in late spring and the workshop will take place from March 29th to 31st in Kaifeng. The core workshop is still 2 days, but we added the day for the social event to the "official" conference time.
 
We will have keynotes by Joshua Aizenman, Larry Christiano and Randall Wright. This years special issue will be published in the Journal of International Money and Finance. Keep in mind that the SI is only open to submissions for the core topic of this years conference (but any submissions in the general area of applied macro are more than welcome for the conference itself).
 
Last but not least, since so many people in the past have asked about the yellow river, this years daytrip after the conference will go to .... the Yellow River.
 
The pdf of the call is attached please spread the word and I hope to see many of you in Kaifeng next March.
 
Best
 
Makram
________________
Dr Makram El-Shagi
Professor (Full)
Director of the Center for Financial Development and Stability
School of Economics
Henan University
85 MingLun Street
Kaifeng, Henan, China
 
Research Professor
Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
Kleine Märkerstraße 8
06108 Halle (Saale), Germany

University of Oxford part-time urban studies postgraduate courses for professionals – apply by 25 January 2019 for MSc programme scholarship worth over £37,000

*With apologies for cross-posting.*

The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford is pleased to invite applications for a fully-funded scholarship worth over £37,000 to undertake the part-time MSc in Sustainable Urban Development for October 2019 entry.

We would be grateful if list members would share this announcement with colleagues, students and associates for whom it will be of interest.

MSc in Sustainable Urban Development

Two years part-time from October 2019

Full scholarships are available for outstanding students starting in October 2019.

The MSc is a multi-disciplinary and globally-focused course for high-achieving professionals who will provide vision and leadership for sustainable urban futures.

It is specially designed to be taken whilst working, with eight intensive teaching weeks in Oxford and London, and a final dissertation project, all fully supported through our web-based learning environment.

The MSc is delivered in partnership with the Prince's Foundation for Building Community and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Scholarship deadline: 25 January 2019

Find out more about the MSc and scholarship at www.conted.ox.ac.uk/msud1


DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development

Four to eight years part-time, from October 2019

The DPhil (PhD) provides outstanding graduates with an opportunity to pursue in-depth and rigorous research about the pressing challenges of urban sustainability.

As a graduate student at the University of Oxford you will be a member of one of the most highly regarded educational and research institutions in the world.

You will receive guidance from your University supervisor, be encouraged to develop your research skills through our doctoral training initiatives and have full access to Oxford's research facilities and online resources. 

Potential supervisors are listed on our website.

Further information about the DPhil and the application process can be found at www.conted.ox.ac.uk/dsud1

Next application deadline: 25 January 2019

If you would like to receive updates about these programmes, please join our mailing list http://eepurl.com/dLq0cw.

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Lowongan Kerja BUMN Kereta Cepat Indonesia China Oktober 2018
Posted: 28 Oct 2018 10:00 PM PDT

lowongan kerja bumn kereta cepat indonesia china oktober 2018

lowongan kerja kereta cepat indonesia oktober 2018 - pusatkerja1.blogspot.com - selamat siang dan selamat datang di bursa kerja cpns dan bumn. Di siang hari ini, admin kembali memberikan informasi. Informasi yang admin berikan yaitu penerimaan karyawan kereta cepat indonesia china. Sebelum admin memberikan informasi persyaratan persyaratannya, ada baiknya admin memberikan sedikit sejarah dari kereta cepat indonesia china.

Kereta Cepat Indonesia–China (KCIC) adalah perusahaan yang mengoperasikan jaringan kereta cepat Indonesia yang rencananya akan dibangun dengan rute Jakarta-Bandung. Perusahaan ini merupakan proyek bersama Pilar Sinergi BUMN Indonesia (konsorsium dari empat badan usaha milik negara Indonesia: Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), Wijaya Karya (Wika), PTPN VIII, dan Jasa Marga) dengan China Railways.

Rencana untuk membangun kereta api berkecepatan tinggi di Indonesia telah diumumkan oleh Pemerintah pada bulan Juli 2015.[1] Proyek kereta kecepatan tinggi perdana di Indonesia — dan mungkin juga perdana di Asia Tenggara ini — direncanakan akan menghubungkan ibu kota negara Jakarta dengan kota Bandung di provinsi Jawa Barat, dengan jarak membentang sejauh 150 kilometer. Proyek ini juga diharapkan akan berkembang lebih lanjut ke tahap berikutnya dengan menghubungkan kota terbesar kedua di Indonesia, Surabaya di Jawa Timur. Jepang dan Tiongkok telah mengungkapkan ketertarikan mereka untuk ikut serta dalam tender proyek ini, sebelumnya kedua negara Asia tersebut telah menggelar studi komprehensif mengenai proyek ini.

Sejak 2008, Jepang telah lama merintis rencana untuk mengekspor teknologi kereta api berkecepatan tinggi Shinkansen kepada Indonesia. Ketika Festival Persahabatan Indonesia-Jepang digelar pada bulan November 2008, Jepang memamerkan teknologi Shinkansen milik mereka untuk memukau khalayak Indonesia.[8] Skema pendanaan melalui pinjaman lunak telah diusulkan oleh JICA untuk membangun kereta kecepatan tinggi yang menghubungkan koridor padat penduduk di pulau Jawa; dari ibu kota Jakarta menuju Surabaya (sepanjang 730 km).

Kini pulau Jawa tengah mengalami masalah yang sama seperti yang pernah dialami pulau Honshu sebelum dibangunnya jaringan kereta cepat; yaitu kepadatan dan kemacetan akibat tingginya volume transportasi barang dan penumpang. Gagasan pembangunan jaringan kereta berkecepatan tinggi telah dicetuskan sejak beberapa tahun lalu. Belakangan muncul proposal baru yang membagi proyek menjadi beberapa tahap; dengan tahap pertama menghubungkan Jakarta dengan Bandung, menempuh jarak 150 kilometer dalam tempo kurang lebih 35 menit. Hal ini memangkas waktu tempuh kereta konvensional dari 3 jam menjadi kurang dari satu jam. Biaya ditaksir akan menghabiskan dana sebesar 50 triliun rupiah. Studi kelayakan JICA secara rinci telah rampung pada 2014, setelah menindaklanjuti studi awal pada tahun 2012. Pada tahun 2013 Indonesia mengalami kebangkitan dan perkembangan pembangunan infrastruktur kereta api, di mana dalam beberapa tahun terakhir jaringan rel diperbaiki, ditambah, dan ditingkatkan. Ide pembangunan koridor kereta api berkecepatan tinggi telah diusulkan, namun ditunda dengan alasan pembiayaannya terlalu mahal.

Jepang — dengan reputasinya sebagai produsen kereta api unggul kelas dunia — sepertinya dipastikan akan dengan mudah memenangi kontrak kereta cepat di Indonesia. Akan tetapi, semua itu berubah pada April 2015, ketika Tiongkok turut serta bersaing dengan memberikan penawaran balasan.

Di bulan oktober 2018, kereta cepat indonesia china membuka lowongan kerja bumn dan memberikan kesemptan berkarir kepada anda untuk menjadi karyawan dengan posisi sebagai:



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Lowongan Kerja PT Astra Agro Lestari Oktober 2018
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lowongan kerja pt astra agro lestari oktober 2018

lowongan kerja pt astra agro lestari oktober 2018 - pusatkerja1.blogspot.com - selamat pagi dan selamat datang di bursa kerja cpns dan bumn. Di pagi hari ini, admin akan memberikan informasi. Informasi yang admin berikan yaitu penerimaan karyawan astra agro lestari. Sebelum admin memberikan informasi persyaratan persyaratannya, ada baiknya admin memberikan sedikit sejarah dari astra agro lestari.

PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk (Perseroan) yang sebelumnya merupakan penggabungan (merger) dari beberapa perusahaan mulai mengembangkan industri perkebunan di Indonesia sejak lebih dari 30 tahun yang lalu. Berawal dari perkebunan ubi kayu, kemudian mengembangkan tanaman karet, hingga pada tahun 1984, dimulailah budidaya tanaman kelapa sawit di Provinsi Riau. Kini, Perseroan terus berkembang dan menjadi salah satu perusahaan perkebunan kelapa sawit terbesar dan dikelola melalui manajemen yang baik. Sampai dengan tahun 2017, luas areal yang dikelola Perseroan mencapai 290.961 hektar yang tersebar di Pulau Sumatera, Kalimantan dan Sulawesi.

Dalam mengelola perkebunan kelapa sawit, sejak awal berdirinya, Perseroan telah membangun kerjasama dengan masyarakat dalam bentuk kemitraan inti-plasma dan kegiatan peningkatan ekonomi masyarakat (Income Generating Activity/IGA) baik melalui budidaya tanaman kelapa sawit maupun non kelapa sawit. Sampai dengan tahun 2017, Perseroan telah bekerja sama dengan 73.099 petani kelapa sawit yang bergabung dalam 2.736 kelompok tani.

Kerjasama tersebut memastikan bahwa kehadiran perkebunan kelapa sawit yang dikelola Perseroan juga memberikan manfaat yang besar bagi masyarakat sekitar.

Seiring dengan pertumbuhan usaha Perseroan, pada tahun 1997 Perseroan melakukan Penawaran Saham Perdana (Initial Public Offering/ IPO) di Bursa Efek Indonesia (saat itu Bursa Efek Jakarta dan Bursa Efek Surabaya). Saat ini kepemilikan saham publik Perseroan mencapai 20,32% dari total 1,925 miliar saham yang beredar. Kepercayaan investor yang tinggi terhadap Perseroan dicerminkan dengan posisi harga saham yang kuat. Pada perdagangan yang berakhir tanggal 29 Desember 2017, harga saham Perseroan dengan kode perdagangan “AALI” ditutup pada posisi Rp 13.150,-.

Untuk menjaga keberlangsungan usaha, selain mengelola lahan perkebunan kelapa sawit, Perseroan juga mengembangkan industri hilir. Perseroan telah mengoperasikan pabrik pengolahan minyak sawit (refinery) di Kabupaten Mamuju Utara, Provinsi Sulawesi Barat, dan Dumai, Provinsi Riau. Produk minyak sawit olahan dalam bentuk Olein, Stearin, dan PFAD ini untuk memenuhi permintaan pasar ekspor antara lain dari Tiongkok dan Filipina. Perseroan juga telah mengoperasikan pabrik pencampuran pupuk NPK di Kabupaten Donggala, Provinsi Sulawesi Tengah sejak tahun 2016 dan di Bumiharjo, Provinsi Kalimantan Tengah sejak tahun 2017. Selain itu, Perseroan juga mulai mengembangkan usaha integrasi sawit-sapi di Kabupaten Kotawaringin Barat, Provinsi Kalimantan Tengah.

Menghadapi tantangan di masa mendatang, Perseroan memfokuskan strategi usaha pada upaya peningkatan produktivitas, meningkatkan efisiensi di semua lini, serta diversifikasi usaha pada sektor-sektor prospektif yang terkait dengan usaha inti di bidang perkebunan kelapa sawit.

Di bulan oktober 2018, pt astra agro lestari membuka lowongan kerja dan memberikan kesempatan berkarir kepada anda untuk menjadi karyawan dengan posisi sebagai:

1. PDP TAN (Tanaman)
Persyaratan:

- Fresh Graduate atau berpengalaman (usia maximal 28 tahun)

- IPK minimal 2.9

- Bersedia ditempatkan di Sumatera, Kalimantan dan Sulawesi

- Memiliki ketertarikan untuk bekerja di industri kelapa sawit, mampu bekerjasama dengan tim, mudah beradaptasi dengan lingkungan baru, memiliki kemampuan problem-solving yang efektif, serta etika bekerja yang baik.

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Persyaratan:

- Fresh Graduate atau berpengalaman (usia maximal 28 tahun)

- IPK minimal 2.9

- Bersedia ditempatkan di Sumatera, Kalimantan dan Sulawesi

- Memiliki ketertarikan untuk bekerja di industri kelapa sawit, mampu bekerjasama dengan tim, mudah beradaptasi dengan lingkungan baru, memiliki kemampuan problem-solving yang efektif, serta etika bekerja yang baik.

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Join WIT Conferences at Sustainable City 2019


WIT Conferences: 
Sustainable City 2019
Sustainable City
                        2019
13th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
1 - 3 October 2019
Valencia, Spain
Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to advise that Professor Santiago Hernandez has recently joined us at WIT, as Chief Academic Officer. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position and is a most welcome addition to our senior staff.

Santiago is Full Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Coruna (Spain). He has extensive experience in structural analysis and design in several fields, ranging from long-span bridges to historical buildings and aircraft. He is well known for his expertise in aeroelasticity and for the application of numerical optimization techniques to engineering design. He is an ASCE and IABSE Fellow, an Associate Fellow of AIAA and also possesses the Eminent Scientist Medal from WIT. He has participated in a large number of research projects at national and international level.

Santiago has been involved with WIT for many years, collaborating in the organisation of short courses and conferences. He was appointed to WIT’s Board of Directors in 1991 and has been involved in shaping the strategy of the Institute since that time.

He has almost three hundred scientific publications, has authored several books and edited books written by leading scientists.

Best regards,
Alex Brebbia
Chairman

Sustainable City 2019 is organised by the Wessex Institute, UK. It is sponsored by WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment and the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning.

Sustainable City 2019 aims to attract participants from different backgrounds and countries. The variety of topics and experiences is one of the main reasons behind the success of the series. The task of researchers is to improve the capacity to manage human activities, pursuing welfare and prosperity in the urban environment.

 
Find out more >>

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
 
Conference Proceedings
Delegates will receive a copy of the papers presented at the Conference on a USB Flash drive. Following the Conference, authors will receive an electronic copy of the publication in which their paper has been published.

Indexing and Archiving
Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Web of Science, Google Scholar and Scopus. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access
WIT Press has made all its conference and journal papers open access in an effort to help its dissemination within the scientific and technical community. This means that you are now able to download any paper in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) without charge and without having to pre-register.

Google Scholar
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CONFERENCE TOPICS
 
Urban strategies
Planning, development and management
Urban metabolism
Quality of life
The community and the city
Infrastructure and society
The S3 city: smart, sustainable and safe
Eco-town planning
Spatial conflicts in the city
Urban transportation and planning
Architectural issues
Sustainable energy and the city
Cultural heritage sites
Urban conservation and regeneration
Environmental management
Flood risk
Waste management
Urban air pollution
Health issues
Water resources
Landscape planning and design
Urbanization of rural areas
Urban agriculture
Intelligent environment
Planning for risk and natural hazards
Waterfront development
Case studies
 
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How to Participate
Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible. Delegates may also attend without submitting a paper. Submit your abstract online or by e-mailing the Conference Secretariat below.

Irene Moreno Millan
imoreno@wessex.ac.uk
Wessex Institute
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst,
Southampton SO40 7AA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)238 029 3223
Fax: +44 (0)238 029 2853

Registration for the conference is available online now.

Complimentary Program: Why Trust in Media is at an All-Time Low, and What That Means for You—Register Now!

  
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Declining trust in media is an issue that affects organizations of all kinds—from nonprofits and foundations to technology companies and the government itself. Over the last year, the Knight Foundation and Gallup have released a major research series exploring trust, media, and democracy to examine why public trust in the media is at an all-time low. Using this research as a starting point, this complimentary SSIR Live! program will help nonprofits, funders, and organizations understand what this trend means for them, and what they can do to help address it.



This complimentary SSIR Live! program will explore:

The factors that are contributing to declining trust in media
The importance of data and research in driving solution-building
Data-driven approaches to restore trust in media and address the spread of misinformation
Opportunities for nonprofits, funders, startups, and others to support problem-solving
Program Features:

Expert Speakers: David Askenazi is the director of learning and impact at the Knight Foundation. He manages research and evaluation projects to advance the foundation’s learning agenda and gather insights to inform strategy across Knight’s program areas. Jeffrey Jones  is the senior research consultant and managing editor of the Gallup Poll. He oversees research and operations of Gallup Poll. Deb Roy is an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) based at the Media Lab. His lab conducts research in media analytics and design with applications in children’s learning, networks, and social listening. Roy is also the co-founder and chairman of Cortico, a social venture that develops media technologies and services to foster a healthy public sphere. 

Interactive:  This webinar will be conducted as a lively, interactive program. You’re encouraged to ask the speakers questions during the session to explore the topic further. The speakers will answer some additional questions after the broadcast in the "Comment Box" at the bottom of the program page. You are welcome to interact with them.

Real-world Examples:  Each point will be illustrated with research insights and real-world examples. We will also explore how nonprofit tech organizations are developing research-driven tools to help counteract misinformation, and underscore their part in addressing the declining trust in media. You will leave this webinar with a fresh perspective on the role of data and research in driving change and solutions, and discover opportunities where your organization can support problem solving.

Who Should Attend? This SSIR Live!  webinar will prove valuable for nonprofits, funders, and organizations across sectors as they draw insights from research reports on public’s evaluation of the trustworthiness of news content. Participants will also learn how to counteract misinformation with data-driven approaches and research-driven tools.

On-Demand Version: Register and access the recording of the live event on-demand three hours after the webinar ends and anytime over the next 12 months. Log in with your registered email address here.​

Price for this webinar: $0. Register for FREE for this webinar, sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Your registration provides you with access to the live interactive webinar, downloadable slides, and unlimited access to the recorded webinar video for 12 months from the date of broadcast.




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David Askenazi 
Director, Learning and Impact,
Knight Foundation David Askenazi Director, Learning and Impact, Knight Foundation Deb Roy
Associate Professor, MIT,
Co-founder and Chairman, Cortico Deb Roy Associate Professor, MIT, Co-founder and Chairman, Cortico Jeffrey M. Jones
Managing Editor,
Gallup Poll,
Senior Research Consultant Jeffrey M. Jones Managing Editor, Gallup Poll, Senior Research Consultant Marcie Bianco
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(Moderator) Marcie Bianco Associate Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review (Moderator) Best, Michael Gordon Voss Publisher Stanford Social Innovation Review​ Register Today

INEE Weekly Jobs Listing, 26 October 2018

Job Opportunities
26 October 2018

The following new job openings have been added to INEE's website.
To view all current job listings, please visit www.ineesite.org/jobs.
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Chief of Education, P-5 UNICEF  Damascus, Syria 8 November 2018
Education in Emergencies Consultant UNICEF  NYC 14 November 2018
Education Context Adviser Save the Children International Borno, Nigeria  29 October 2018
Senior Education Specialist Save the Children International Yemen 6 November 2018
Protecting Education  UNICEF  Home-based  8 November 2018
Consultancy Schools as Zones of Peace Save the Children Norway  Field work in Nigeria, Niger and DRC  28 October 2018
Education in Emergencies Manager  Save the Children Colombia  9 November 2018
Education Cluster Coordinator Save the Children Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo  31 October 2018
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Two post doc opportunities at the University of Michigan (School for Environment and

Two post doctoral research fellow opportunities at the University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability. 

1. Forest and Livelihoods (FL): Concerns the impacts of land transactions and forest interventions on forests and livelihoods

2. Sustainability and Development (SD): Concerns a new SD initiative at UM, and focuses on the development of an SDG Resource Book

Full descriptions and application submission links can be found in the attached announcements. Applications are due November 30, 2018.


Cristy Watkins PhD
Research Manager 
School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
International Forestry Resources and Institutions
FLARE Network Secretariat, www.forestlivelihoods.org (Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, October 17-20, 2018)
Sustainability and Development Conference, umsustdev.org (Inaugural Meeting in Ann Arbor, Nov 9-11, 2018)
Managing Associate Editor, World Development Journal 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristywatkins
Skype:critkins
Office phone: 734.647.4171

Call for Papers - Urban Transport 2019

Please find below details of the upcoming WIT Conference - Urban Transport 2019.  To submit your paper or for more information please visit our website.

Best Regards,
Simon Ibbotson

CALL FOR PAPERS

Urban Transport 2019
25th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment
25 – 27 June 2019
Aveiro, Portugal

Conference website: https://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2019/urban-transport-2019

Conference Topics:

Urban strategies
Mobility and public space
Smart city transport
Urban impacts of public transport
City logistics
Public transport systems including public policies and governance
Environmental impact
Economic and social impact
Safety and security
Dangerous goods transport
Travel behaviour studies
Traffic control
Traffic accidents
Transportation modelling and simulation
Infrastructure development
Intelligent and advanced transport systems
Mass transport strategies
Freight transport
Railway systems
Port and city
Innovative electric transportation
Eco-mobility transport systems
Integrated network systems including inter-modal transport systems
Traditional and alternative fuels and energy

Call for Papers - Water Resources Management 2019

Please find below details of the upcoming WIT Conference - Water Resources Management 2019.  To submit your paper or for more information please visit our website.

Best Regards,
Simon Ibbotson

CALL FOR PAPERS

Water Resources Management 2019
10th International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management
7 - 9 May 2019
Alicante, Spain
Conference website: https://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2019/water-resources-management-2019

Conference Topics:

Water management and planning
Water rights and accessibility
Water markets economics and policies
Climate change
Sedimental soil erosion
Irrigation
Water resources in arid regions
Ground water
Urban water management
Hydraulic engineering
Water quality and pollutant control
Water quality and health
River basin management
Flood risk management
Hydroinformatics
GIS and remote sensing
Trans-boundary water management
Water, food and energy
Socio-economic aspects
Water resources strategies
Innovative technologies
Water and the community
Integrated water analysis
Wetlands as water sources
Water law

Low Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA) RFP: State of the Off-grid Appliance Market Report

CLASP recently released a Call to Partners on behalf of the Low Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA) Program for the development of a State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market Report. 

Please find the RFP here:
https://clasp.ngo/rfps/state-of-the-off-grid-appliance-market-report 

We are looking for a researcher, or team of researchers, to assess the global off and weak-grid appliance marketplace, and its key actors, trends, drivers, and challenges.

The close date for this RFP is November 21, 2018 and all proposals should be submitted on the CLASP website. Please direct any questions to Jenny Corry Smith at jcorry@clasp.ngo by November 14, 2018. 

[ecrea] CFP: Semiotic dimensions of spaces & literacies

*Tartu Summer School of Semiotics *17-20 August, 2019

*Semiotic dimensions of spaces & literacies***

Juri Lotman proposed that the primary semiotic dualism lies in the 
duplication of the world in language and the duplication of the human in 
space: „Genetically speaking, culture is built upon two primary 
languages. One of these is the natural language used by humans in 
everyday communication. […] The nature of the second primary language is 
not so obvious. What is under discussion is the structural model of 
space“ (Lotman 1992: 142). The organizers of the next Tartu Summer 
School of Semiotics find continuous inspiration in this statement and 
call for discussing the functioning of cultural languages as mediators 
of human and non-human environments and as developers of cultural 
competence.

Understanding culture via its spatial organization has been a 
characteristic of Tartu semiotics. The structural models of space 
facilitate making sense of nature, society and culture as living 
environments. The creation of such models is simultaneously creation of 
descriptive languages for conceptualising cultural experience and on a 
more essential level, cultural mediation. The latter affects both 
individual and collective capacity to interpret reality and underpins 
the formation and perception of cultural identity. On the one hand, the 
contemporary cultural dynamics has underlined the necessity of studying 
the cultural environment in relation to the technological advancement: 
from the digitalization of (everyday) culture to cultural polyglotism, 
including improved foreign language skills, digital literacy and 
emergence of transmedial spaces of communication.

On the other hand, the ecological changes in our living environment have 
created the need to analyse the mutual influences of human cultural and 
non-human spaces: the ways that different species both encode and 
interpret their surroundings and contexts. These include the human modes 
of textualising space in artistic and non-artistic languages, other 
species’ modes of learning about their surroundings and the ways their 
agency becomes manifested in their relations with our mutually shared 
environments. At the same time, the scientific understanding of these 
relations clearly needs to be balanced with the development of related 
literacies for mediating the knowledge to the members of culture.

Reference: Lotman, Juri 1992a. Tekst i poliglotizm kul’tury [Text and 
cultural polyglotism]. In: Lotman, Juri, Izbrannye stat’i. Vol. 1. 
Stat’i po tipologii kul’tury. Tallinn: Aleksandra, 142–147.

We invite all the semioticians studying the dynamics of nature, society 
and culture to Tartu in order to discuss a topic simultaneously 
universal and current for the era of the Anthropocene - the semiotic 
dimensions of spaces and literacies. We welcome both 20 minute 
presentations as well as more unconventional formats (à 5-10 minutes) 
that would provoke thoughts by introducing works and ideas in progress. 
300-600 words abstracts (for 20 minute papers) or short comments on why 
you would like to share your work in progress at Tartu Summer School of 
Semiotics should be submitted by January 15th, 2019 to semiotics@ut.ee 
. Additional information will be available at: 
tsss.ut.ee 

Topics that we welcome non-exhaustively include:

   * Making sense of digital fragmentation through spatial models and
     metalanguage;
   * Spatial applications for mediating cultural heritage;
   * Developmental changes in the structuring and literacy of space;
   * Animal agencies in adapting to anthropogenic and hybrid environments;
   * Interactions of semiotic and spatial practices in environmental
     education.

The event is supported by the University of Tartu's ASTRA project PER 
ASPERA (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).

CFP British Women Documentary Filmmakers 1930-55

*CALL FOR PAPERS: British Women Documentary Filmmakers 1930-1955

Proposals are invited for a one-day symposium to be held at the London 
School of Economics on 5th April 2019.*

As the work of filmmakers including Jill Craigie, Kay Mander and Marion 
Grierson testify, women
have played a significant part in the early decades of British 
documentary and informational
filmmaking. Women were a vital part of the war effort and this was 
apparent in the films made by the
Ministry of Information as well as newsreels, documentaries and dramas. 
Women also worked behind
the camera as directors, editors and scriptwriters on instructional and 
propaganda films. Yet much early
British documentary history on Grierson and the Documentary Movement 
tends to elide the ways in
which non-canonical works engage differently with questions of the 
nation, gender, class and identity
and the ways in which form and content are linked to context of production.
This one-day symposium seeks to deepen understanding of women’s creative 
presence in British
documentary filmmaking. Papers may explore individual films and 
filmmakers, as well as the
industrial, social and historical contexts in which they worked. While 
WWII has been foregrounded in
accounts of women’s participation in British film production, the day 
will consider a longer historical
period including the innovations in documentary of the 1930s and the 
changing industry of the post-war
period.

Topics and questions might include:
· Women working within informational filmmaking
· New approaches to women and non-fiction filmmaking in wartime and/or 
post-war period
· How do emerging accounts of women’s role in the industry reshape 
standard accounts of documentary?
· What can individual careers tell us about the obstacles and 
opportunities faced by women in the sector at different times within the 
period?
· Does the study of women’s participation in film problematize dominant 
conceptions of ‘talent’, creativity and authorship?
· The impact of distribution and reception on historical awareness of 
films by women
· How can wider histories of women’s work during World War inform 
studies of women’s labour in film?
· Feminist film historiographies and documentary film-making
· Emerging methodologies for constructing women’s film histories

*Please email abstracts of 300-500 words, 3-5 keywords and up to 5 key 
references to:
gender@lse.ac.uk Deadline for submissions is 17.00 on 1 November 2018.*

We welcome proposals for presentations in audio-visual forms such as 
video essays, practice-led
submissions etc. Please note:
· The abstract should be in word format as an attachment with your 
Surname and Initials as the
file name and please make sure you put BWDF in the subject line.
· Please also include a 100 word bio.
· Please include your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND INSTITUTION (if any) on 
the proposal/abstract itself.
· Any queries please contact: Kate Steward, k.steward@lse.ac.uk

We will respond to submissions by 30th November 2018.

Click to view the Facebook event for the symposium 


The symposium is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as 
part of the project, /Jill Craigie: Film Pioneer/, led by Lizzie Thynne 
(PI, University of Sussex), Yvonne Tasker (Co-I, University of East 
Anglia) and Sadie Wearing (Co-I, LSE). We anticipate producing a journal 
issue from selected papers.

Conferences: ‘Refugee Diplomacy: Negotiating protection in a changing world’ – Kaldor Centre Annual Conference, 23 Nov 2018

'Refugee Diplomacy: Negotiating protection in a changing world’ – Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law Annual Conference, 23 Nov 2018

Foreign policy bears directly on refugee policy. Today both policy agendas are feeling the twin pressures of nationalism and globalisation, and the long-prevailing rules based order is now contested. What does this mean for people seeking protection? What does it mean for the international legal regime that has governed refugee movements since the Second World War, finding solutions for millions of displaced people, even as millions more now face an uncertain future in protracted situations? Can international dialogue promote better cooperation and accountability for protecting the world’s displaced? How do international legal norms inform, and become shaped through, diplomatic negotiations? What are the prospects for protecting displaced people in the Asia-Pacific region, and what role does and can Australia play in this endeavour?

The Kaldor Centre Annual Conference on 23 November 2018 will bring Australian, regional and global thinkers to Sydney to explore the place of ‘refugee diplomacy’ in today’s turbulent world, and the interdependence of foreign and domestic policy agendas that impact refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants.

The keynote speaker is Anne Richard, former US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration in the Obama Administration. She will be joined by a stellar line-up of experts to discuss this important topic.

*HURRY - Early bird registrations close this week*

For the full program and registration details, visit http://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/event/kaldor-centre-conference-2018-refugee-diplomacy-negotiating-protection-changing-world 

Postdoc Opportunity (maternity cover)

Postdoc opportunity, Imperial College London School of Public Health. Ethnographic research in data science (maternity cover) on a collaborative Wellcome Trust project on personalisation.

Closing date 30 October 2018

http://mhrc.academicblogs.co.uk/2018/10/20/job-opportunity-research-associate-maternity-cover-at-imperial-college-london/

***Vacancy for 1 Research Fellowship (2 years) and 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship (1 year) ***

In order to develop the full set of scientific activities of the research project «EXCEL - The Pursuit of Excellence. Biotechnologies, enhancement and body capital in Portugal», funded by the the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/SOC-ANT/30572/2017), we hereby announce 2 research fellowship positions at the Institute for Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS ULisboa), under the coordination of Doctor Chiara Pussetti.

http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=105341
http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=105343

https://www.ics.ulisboa.pt/evento/edital-no-322018-bolsa-de-investigacao-pos-doc
https://www.ics.ulisboa.pt/evento/edital-no-342018-bolsa-de-investigacao-mestre

Project: The project EXCEL tackles enhancement technologies as bio-investment practices to promote personal competitiveness according to a logic of excellence, reading bodily and cognitive alterations as processes of self-making.
Focusing on the Greater Lisbon area and noting the national and transnational circuits that affect this context, we aim to add to existing statistical and bioethical analyses qualitative, ethnographic data to unfold the complexity of these practices, by examining the relationship between subjectivity, body management and citizenship. Drawing from Aihwa Ong (2006) we will approach citizenship as a sociocultural process of subjectification - of self-making and being-made.
The aim is to bridge the micro-dynamics of specific forms of bio-investment - exploring practices of and aspirations for biomedical self-making - with the genesis of new markets and transnational circuits of cosmetic medical tourism.

Tasks to be developed: the research fellows will be performing research-supporting tasks within the project EXCEL, with a special focus on: collection and organization of bibliographic references; undertaking of interviews and ethnographic work; supporting the preparation, presentation and dissemination of the project's reports and scientific papers; supporting the organization of seminars and other dissemination events.

Public announcement and deadline for applications: This advertisement and the further particulars to this post will be posted in the website of ICS-ULisboa and in the Eracareers portal. Applications should be sent between 8 and 28 November 2018.

Information on the Institute of Social Science ICS-ULisboa are available at: http://www.ics.ul.pt/
www.ics.ulisboa.pt





Chiara Pussetti
PhD University of Turim (Italy)
Researcher ICS/UL
University of Lisbon
Institute of Social Sciences
ORCID: 0000-0002-2146-3587
Perfil Scholar

CPD E-Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 7)

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Bangladesh’s Graduation from the Least Developed Countries Group: Pitfalls and Promises 
 
 SDG-financing120918.jpgThis book comprises of six chapters authored by CPD researchers and edited by Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD. Published by Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, the publication aims to articulate appropriate strategies and initiatives to help Bangladesh maintain its developmental momentum and to prepare for a sustainable graduation in 2024. The book explores themes such as key analytical issues of the LDC graduation paradigm, smooth transition, and structural transformation, and post-graduation challenges and opportunities. It also took into consideration uncertain external environment and the emerging global scenario within which Bangladesh’s graduation is to take place. Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD, wrote the forwarding of the book.

 

The book is available on Amazon and Routledge for purchase. To avail a 20% discount from Routledge, please see the promotional flyer.

 
 

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The Ignored Generation: Exploring the dynamics of youth employment in Bangladesh 

 

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This report was prepared by CPD in collaboration with Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Bangladesh Office. Published during Youth Conference 2018: Bangladesh and Agenda 2030 – Aspirations of the Youth, it identifies how Bangladesh’s young workforce is a strength but yet, the youth is unable to contribute to the mainstream economic activities as they do not find jobs. This report provides a systematic exploration of the nature and causes of youth unemployment in Bangladesh. The quantitative and qualitative analysis of this report is based on the official Labour Force Survey data and focus group discussions. The study delves into the reasons of both male and female youth unemployment, and presents a set of recommendations.

 

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The Latest from International Financial Aid Blog

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University of Arizona International Tuition Award
Posted: 24 Oct 2018 05:40 AM PDT
University of Arizona 
Deadline: April 1st

Looking to study at the University of Arizona (UA) but can’t afford the tuition? This is your chance! The UA is offering Tuition Awards to international students that go from $4,000 to $24,000 per academic year.

The University of Arizona is one of the United States’ most respected public research institutions. The UA provides more than a world-class education, they help students develop the necessary skills of discovery, research, and creativity and that’s why you can’t miss this opportunity to study there!

What’s the scholarship about?

In recognition for students who exhibit an outstanding academic performance, the University of Arizona offers the International Tuition Award which offers $4,000 – $24,000 per academic year for freshman, and $5,000 per academic year for transfer students.

Eligibility:

International applicants whose primary language is not English, or who attended school in a non-English speaking country, must prove English proficiency.
Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona’s Proposition 300.
Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship’s total eight semesters.
Awards are for undergraduate studies only.
In addition to the criteria above, submit a complete application and all required documents.
Scholarship recipients must accept their award by paying their enrollment fee by May 1 for freshmen and by June 1 for transfer students.
Sponsored students are not eligible. However, if sponsorship is for years two – four only, a one time award may be applied per the charts above.
Non-degree seeking, exchange, and conditionally admitted students are not eligible.
If you meet the criteria, be sure you submit your application on time for the next fall semester!

Get more details on the University of Arizona International Tuition Award and how to apply.

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CIS short term research position available

Research Associate, Economics Program
4 to 6 month contract starting immediately

We are looking for a graduate (or someone close to graduating) interested in data analysis to join our Economics team. The role will involve working on a project called 
Left Behind? which is looking at the shifting patterns of employment, inequality and family breakdown in Australia.

To be considered for the role the person must have a strong skill set in statistical analysis and data mining. The role will involve:
Meticulously building and analysing large datasets from the Australian Census and Census Table Builder.
Analysing data to identify trends and correlations relevant to the field of study.
Identifying, developing and analysing additional complimentary datasets.
Liaising with state and federal statistical agencies.
Working independently but in collaboration with Simon Cowan who is the CIS Research Director and heads the Left Behind? project
Qualifications and Background
A good Bachelor degree (or higher degree) in any relevant discipline. Experience with statistical analysis is essential.
Previous writing experience is highly desired, though not essential.
Strong interest in contributing to the debate around public policy issues.
Strong analytical skills with proven skills in research analysis.
Ability to express complex material and ideas in clear, simple written English
The ability to assemble and prepare statistical and other materials for presentation in graphical, tabular and written form
The ability to work without close supervision, to show initiative and be creative
It is very important that any candidate has an understanding of, and sympathy with, the philosophy of the CIS, and a desire to explore how our philosophical principles can be implemented through practical and innovative policy proposals. This should be a serious consideration before applying.

Conditions

This position is based at our office at Macquarie St, Sydney.  We are happy to accept full-time and part-time (minimum 3 days a week) applications.  Salary will be $30 - $40 per hour plus 9.5% super depending on experience.  At this stage the contract will run between 4 and 6 months.
Apply
Written applications only.  Please include a cover letter and your CV. 
Send to:  Jenny Lindsay jlindsay@cis.org.au

CUPE Today for Wednesday, October 24, 2018

UN poverty expert condemns privatization
The UN expert on poverty is warning that privatization of public services tramples on human rights, hitting people who are already marginalized the hardest.

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Réseau de transport de Terrebonne – Mascouche: Drivers reject the employer’s offer
Bus drivers with the Réseau de transport métropolitain in Terrebonne-Mascouche are still far from a collective agreement, after voting 99.9% in favour of rejecting the offer by their employer, Keolis Canada, a transport multinational.

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Join the NCSE Resilience Webinar Series on Financial Risk and Climate Resilience

The National Council for Science and the Environment, Arizona State University, and the Security and Sustainability Forum are presenting a series of webinars leading up to the NCSE 2019 Annual Conference. The theme of NCSE 2019 is Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience. Registration is now open for the NCSE 2019 Annual Conference from January 7-10, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
  
  


Part 2 of 3: The Intersection of Financial Risk
and Climate Resilience
November 7, 2018
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. ET
In Part 2 of the Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience webinar series, experts will explore resilience risk and financial mechanisms to advance climate resilience.
Speakers:
Kurt Forsgren, Managing Director of U.S. Public Finance, S&P Global Ratings
Samantha Medlock, Head of North American Capital, Science and Policy, Willis Towers Watson
Jame McMahon, CEO of The Climate Service

Moderator: Joyce Coffee, Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Register Today

Upcoming Webinars
Mark your calendars for the third webinar in the series. Speakers will be announced soon.
Part 3 of 3: The Science of Resilience in Decision-Making
December 5, 2018 | 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. ET

Moderator: Dr. Erica Goldman, Science Policy Director, National Council for Science and
the Environment

Watch Past Webinars
Did you miss the webinar Rebuilding in Puerto Rico: Universities as Leaders in Community Resilience on May 23, 2018?

Want to watch Actionable Science Solutions for Local Resilience, Part 1 of the Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience webinar series?

Watch them online.

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CfP: elements - 2nd Meeting of the European HipHop Studies Network

CfP: ELEMENTS BRISTOL*

6-8 June 2019
2nd Meeting of the European HipHop Studies Network
University of Bristol, UK

*Call for Papers*

Emceeing. DJing. Breaking. Graffiti. Hip-hop is commonly understood to 
consist of these four elements. The idea of four elements is one of 
hip-hop culture’s core narrative and most pervasive founding myth since 
its beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s. Yet, the idea of four core 
elements has been highly contested since the beginning of the culture as 
there is no unified definition of how many elements exist, who defined 
them, and how they came together. For instance, hip-hop founding father 
Kool Herc believes that "that there are far more than those [four 
elements]: the way you walk, the way you talk, the way you look, the way 
you communicate." (Chang xi) Likewise, on his album Kristyles, KRS ONE 
introduces his theory of nine elements which include beatboxing, 
fashion, knowledge, and entrepreneurialism (“Nine Elements”).

On the other hand, researchers such as criminologist Jeffrey Ross also 
emphasize that “graffiti [...] was established long before hip-hop music 
emerged in the South Bronx, and many of its practitioners do not 
identify with the music or its subculture at all” (139). While their 
number is contested, hip-hop’s elements are crucial in understanding the 
logics, conventions, and values of this fascinating culture in the US 
and in Europe. They reveal its creative tensions as well as larger 
notions of authority, authorship, boundary formation, community as well 
as inclusion and exclusion.

The second meeting of the European HipHop Studies Network therefore 
explores one of hip-hop’s most central ideas, the ideas of elements: Who 
defines them? What do they tell us about cultural, social, and economic 
communities and boundaries across Europe? How do these limits vary 
according to various contexts and practices across Europe? What are 
their consequences for cultural production and consumption? The 
objective of the meeting is to trace, interrogate, and expand the notion 
of elements as central organizing principles in hip-hop culture and 
their variations across Europe.

We invite papers, panels, performances, and contributions from a wide 
variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and angles. Scholarly disciplines 
include but are not limited to art history, cultural studies, black 
studies, ethnography, geography, graffiti studies, literary studies, 
musicology, pedagogy, performance studies, philosophy, political 
science, sociology, and visual culture studies. Artistic contributions 
include performances, themed panels of any format, lecture-recitals, and 
philosophies which combine research and praxis (or practice-as-research).

Artistic and scholarly proposals engaging with European hip-hop’s 
elements (those based both in Europe and outside of it) should include a 
title, 250 word abstract of their contribution and short biographical 
sketch. This should be submitted to hiphopnetworkeurope@gmail.com 
 no later than31 January 2019. We 
especially welcome papers that engage with less-academically-visible 
work, and from artists and practitioners from a wider variety of 
backgrounds. We hope to see you in Bristol!

*About the Network
*
The European HipHop Studies Network was founded in Dortmund in March 
2018. It aims at fostering exchange and cooperation between artists, 
practitioners, scholars, educators, policy makers, and the wider public 
in, across, and on Europe. The network is dedicated to promoting 
research on hip-hop culture(s) in, on, and about Europe and to creating 
respect for it in its respective communities as well as among cultural 
and political authorities. Based on hip-hop’s principles of respect, 
openness, and mutual understanding, the network’s idea of “Europe” 
refers to the continent and its people including its transnational and 
postcolonial histories and trajectories. It is inclusive in terms of 
race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, age, geographical origin, and 
ability.

*Network Organizing Committee:*

Séverin Guillard (University Paris Est Créteil)
Sergey Ivanov (aka Grand PaP) (DA EXIT NGO)
James McNally (University of Bristol)
Sina Nitzsche (Ruhr University Bochum/TU Dortmund University)
J. Griffith Rollefson (University College Cork)
Venla Sykäri (University of Helsinki)
Justin Williams (University of Bristol)

*Contact:*

Justin Williams:justin.williams@bristol.ac.uk 


Network Website:
https://europeanhiphopstudiesnetwork.wordpress.com/

Network Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/europeanhiphopstudiesnetwork/

What is Technology? Value • Velocity • Vortex

*WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?**
*Value • Velocity • Vortex
*UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND
*April 11-13, 2019

*/What is Technology?/**(2019)*will examine the vortices of interaction 
among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral 
knowledge and imagination to navigate our everchanging 
media/life/universe. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as 
methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving in all domains of 
human life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network 
of transdisciplinary research by cultivating /communication/ as the 
heart of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and 
environments.

The ninth annual /What is…?/ will bring together natural and social 
scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, 
artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community 
organizations, and the public. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, 
panels, and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics. Please 
see /whatis.uoregon.edu / for additional details.

*Proposals may address the following questions (as well as others):
*• How are technologies and values related? What are velocities of 
technology (e.g., acceleration studies)?
• What are the forces of technology? Is there only one form of 
technology or different kinds?
• What are current approaches to the study of technologies? How is 
technology interpreted through various lenses (e.g. critical theory, 
cultural studies, eco-phenomenology, feminism, globalization, 
intersectionality, journalism, media studies, metamodernism, new 
materialism, political economy, posthumanism, rhetoric, semiotics, etc.)?
• What are philosophies of technology? Where do technology and ethics 
interface/interact?
• What is Science and Technology Studies (STS)? What are the Digital 
Humanities (DH)? What is the relationship between Science, Technology, 
Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and communication/media/film studies, 
or other disciplines in the humanities (e.g. anthropology, archaeology, 
comparative literature, curatorial studies, library studies, psychology, 
sociology)? What is STEM+C (Computing), E-STEM (Environmental), or STEMM 
(Medicine)?
• How does technology relate to—or converge—music, art, design, 
architecture, and/or craft, e.g. STEAM (Arts)?
• How do technologies’ scale, pace, and pattern transform/limit their 
impact? What are techné and/or technics?
• What are immersive technologies (e.g. apps, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed 
Realities, IoT, gamification, etc.)?
• What are the implications of emerging technologies (e.g. AGI, creative 
coding, holography, information literacy, nano-bio-info-cogno, 
predictive analytics, regenerative medicine, risk analysis, robotics, 3D 
bio-printing, etc.)?
• How are the natural sciences and technology coming together (e.g. 
artificial biology, bioinspired design, biomimicry, data science, 
ecological system analysis, environmental analysis, etc.)? Is biology 
itself technology?
• How do technologies obscure and/or highlight issues of gender, race, 
class, and/or indigeneity? What are indigenous knowledge and 
technologies? What is emerging research on equity, access, and learning?
• What are the positive/negative consequences of media technologies for 
the public interest?
• What relationships are there between technology and warfare, 
innovation and defense, etc.? What are emerging discourses of 
cyberinfrastructure, cyberlearning, cybertraining, or cybersecurity, etc.?
• How is technology related to disability studies, 
accessibility/alter-abled education, accessible/assistive technologies, 
and mobility? How does technology relate to birth/life/aging/death, 
and/or contemplation/well-being?
• What are technological determinism, technological realism, and 
technological humanism? technophilia versus technophobia, technological 
utopianism versus dystopianism, and/or technological singularity versus 
multiplicity?
• How is collective intelligence, and/or collective wisdom, engaging 
and/or changing our lives?
• How might technologies contribute to socio-technical community 
resilience and/or thriving communities?

Send 150–200 word abstracts for papers, panels, or installations by 
*DECEMBER 21, 2018*, to:
Janet Wasko • jwasko@uoregon.edu 
University of Oregon • Eugene, Oregon • 97403-1275 • USA


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Postdoctoral fellowship open position university of lorraine

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPEN POSITION UNIVERSITY OF LORRAINE

Online Hate Speech Against Migrants

COORDINATION

Research coordinator: Crem, University of Lorraine (Pr. Angeliki Monnier)
Co-coordinator: Loria, University of Lorraine (Dr. Irina Illina MCF HDR, 
Dr. Dominique Fohr CNRS)









TERMS AND VENUE

This one-year position will be based at Crem (Metz/Nancy) and Loria 
(Nancy), France (University of Lorraine).
The target start date for the position is April 1st, 2019, with some 
flexibility on the exact start date.

SELECTION CRITERIA

PhD in Information and Communication Sciences, or Language Science. 
Research experience in social media and language data analysis.
Very good mastery of the French language.
Very good written and oral expression skills, in French and in English. 
Curiosity, open-mindedness.

Autonomy, teamwork skills.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials:
• A cover letter applying for the position
• Full CV and list of publications
• Statement of Research (summary of research achievements and 
perspectives for upcoming researches)

• Academic transcripts (diplomas, courses statements, grades, etc.) 
(unofficial versions are fine) • Recommendation letters are not 
obligatory but are strongly recommended.

Deadline for application is December 10th, 2018.
Applications are only accepted through email. All documents must be sent 
to angeliki.monnier@univ-lorraine.fr 


Applicants will be interviewed by an Ad Hoc Commission on January 15th, 
2019. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT

This position is open as part of the Open Language and Knowledge project 
for Citizens (OLKi), carried out within the IMPACT/Lorraine University 
of Excellence (LUE) framework. Under the direction of

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Pr. Angeliki Monnier (Crem), Dr. Irina Illina and Dr. Dominique Fohr 
(Loria), the post-doctoral fellow will work on online hate speech 
against migrants.

Social context

According to the 2017 International Migration Report, the number of 
migrants worldwide has increased rapidly in recent years. This 
development is causing great public concern around the world, 
particularly in Europe. The economic crisis affecting some countries of 
the Old Continent also feeds feelings of insecurity, encouraging the 
development of anti-immigrant movements. The media are often pointed out 
for their tendency to depict refugees and migrants negatively, 
consolidating fears. A recent EU project has revealed a significant 
increase in hate speech against immigrants and minorities, who are often 
accused of being the cause of current economic and social problems. 
Participatory web and social media seem to amplify the intensity and 
scope of hate speech. The fight against racism and hatred on the 
Internet is currently one of the priorities of the French government. On 
September 20th, 2018, a report commissioned on this topic was given to 
the Prime Minister, containing twenty proposals to combat hate on the 
Internet.

Scientific context and scope

The objective of this postdoctoral contract will be to study the context 
of the appearance of hateful contents (circumstances of emergence, 
locutors, dissemination processes, etc.), and to analyze the latter as 
linguistic productions (narrative approaches, speech acts, enunciation, 
etc.) in the light of the creation of a lexicon of hate speech in French.

Crem and Loria are already involved in this project. Owing to the 
technology of “neural networks” (deep learning), their collaboration 
aims to collect and shape a corpus of hateful expressions against 
migrants, but also to develop an app that could automatically detect 
hate speech in comments posted on the Internet, especially in media 
websites.

The objective of the Crem-Loria collaboration in this postdoctoral 
contract is to refine these initial results through qualitative analyses 
of online hate speech against migrants. The aim is to achieve a better 
understanding of the social phenomenon of hatred, as well as to improve 
the development of algorithms used to qualify language.

For this reason, the collaboration between Crem and Loria will take an 
iterative form, between the qualitative analysis of restricted corpora 
and the work with algorithms. It will cover both the constitution of the 
corpus (online data collection, search for expressions of hate) and the 
analysis of this corpus (creation and organization of the lexicon).

The research will focus on user-generated content (social networks, 
comments on media websites, etc.). Part of the analyzed data will come 
from the OLKi platform, which will also serve as a support for the 
evaluation of the algorithms developed.

FELLOW’S MISSIONS

   * Collect online data (hate speech against migrants), using technical
     solutions proposed by Loria.
   * Analyze these discourses using Humanities and Social Sciences (SHS)
     approaches: socio- pragmatic contexts of hateful comments,
     linguistic analysis of speeches (speech acts, narratives,
     enunciation, etc.). Depending on the candidate’s profile, image
     analysis can be
included in the research project, as an additional component.
• Contribute to the development of a lexicon in French about online 
hatred against migrants

(supervised by Crem and Loria).

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   * Write scientific articles based on research results, in
     collaboration with the supervisors and co- signed with them, to be
     published in scientific journals and / or to be presented at
     national and / or international conferences.
   * Attend regular meetings between the two teams.
   * Provide regular reports on the project’s progress and a final report
     at the end of it.
   * The fellow is expected to regularly participate in the Crem and
     Loria seminars and other
research activities.

AFFILIATION UNITS

Crem, Center for Research on Mediations, comprises more than 230 
researchers: approximately 80 tenured scholars, more than 90 doctoral 
students, 45 associate members and 7 staff members. Its researchers 
belong to 11 disciplines: nearly 90 % come from the Information and 
Communication Sciences, Language sciences, French, Literature and Art 
Sciences; about 10 % are specialists in English and Anglo-Saxon 
languages, Arabic, Germanic and Romance languages, Anthropology, 
Psychology and Sociology.

Pixel is one of the four Crem teams, with more than 40 members, 
including 16 tenured scholars, with a specialization in the field of the 
usages of information and communication technologies. Pixel researchers 
implement different methodological approaches: surveys, content 
analyzes, socio- technical analyzes, usage observations, 
socio-historical analysis, etc. For years, Pixel has been developing a 
sustained research activity around several thematic areas: digital 
educational practices (online learning platforms, serious games), access 
to online information (search engines, information websites, social 
networks, micro-blogging, information monitoring), online collaboration 
(participatory work environments, watch and curation tools, viral 
dissemination of journalistic content) and creative industries (digital 
games, expressive games, video games).

Website: https://crem.univ-lorraine.fr/lunite/equipe-pixel/

Loria, Laboratory of Research in Computer Science and its Applications 
is a joint research unit (UMR 7503), common to several institutions: the 
CNRS, the University of Lorraine and Inria. Since its creation in 1997, 
Loria's mission is to enhance and promote fundamental and applied 
research in Computer Sciences. The scientific work is carried out in 28 
teams structured in 5 departments, 15 of which are shared with Inria, 
representing a total of more than 400 persons. Loria is one of the 
largest laboratories in Lorraine.

Multispeech is one of the 28 Loria-INRIA Grand Est teams. It comprises 
12 tenured scholars. The Multispeech research project focuses on speech 
processing, paying particular attention to multisource (source 
separation, robust speech recognition), multilingual (foreign language 
learning) and multimodal (audiovisual synthesis) aspects. Its research 
program is structured in 3 axes:

- the explicit modeling of speech, which exploits its physical dimension;
- the statistical modeling of speech, which relies on techniques of 
automatic learning such as the Bayesian models (HMM-GMM) and networks of 
deep neurons (DNN);
- the uncertainties related to the high variability of the speech signal 
and the imperfection of the models.

Website: http://team.inria.fr/multispeech/

Teaching and Researching at the Times of Digital Humanities

###### *EXTENDED DEADLINE* ######
###### AIUCD 2019 - Call for Papers ######

8th AIUCD Conference
"Teaching and Researching at the Times of Digital Humanities"
Udine, Italy, January 23th - 25th, 2019

Web site: http://aiucd2019.uniud.it 


###### Save the Dates! ######

Extended Submission Deadline: *5 November 2018*
Notice of Acceptance: *15 December 2018*


The main topic of the AIUCD 2019 Conference is ‘Pedagogy, teaching, and 
research in the age of Digital Humanities’. The conference aims at 
reflecting on the new possibilities that the digital yields for 
pedagogy, teaching, and scholarly research: how will these transform 
teaching in the humanities? What contributions can humanistic cultural 
critique offer to the digital revolution? What is the connection with 
the digitization plan for Universities outlined by the Ministry? It also 
concerns the Digital Humanities as a new discipline, and this brings 
forward further considerations: how can the new professional figure of 
the digital humanist be developed? Which areas of knowledge define the 
Digital Humanities as a subject of study, research, and teaching? How 
can we recognise, classify, describe, and evaluate research efforts in 
the Digital Humanities?

While open to other topics related to Digital Humanities, proposals for 
contributions are particularly encouraged on the following:

   *
       o General questions:
           + /the epistemological positioning and area of knowledge of DH
             in relation to the systems of Academic Research Areas
             (Settori Scientifico-Disciplinari) and  Recruiting in Italy;/
           + the positioning of DH in the European and International
             academic systems;
           + the evaluation of research in DH beyond traditional
             publications;
           + dissemination, public history, and crowdsourcing within
             research projects;
           + the role of inter(multi-trans-cross)-disciplinary DH
             research in European projects, enquiry, and teaching.
       o Pedagogy and teaching questions:
           + /teaching DH: which models, technologies, and methods?/
           + teaching the humanities in secondary schools and
             universities with DH tools;
           + teaching DH at the University: how is it taught today?
           + DH and media: production, dissemination, and analytical
             prospects
           + teaching history and DH;
           + DH and didactic strategies;
           + DH and hands-on teaching practices;
           + DH and primary source teaching;
           + Big Data methodologies and technologies in DH research and
             teaching.
       o Questions concerning research efforts:
           + /statistical and quantitative research methods and their
             teaching applications;/
           + Data Science and the role of DH in the definition of new
             knowledge;
           + Information science and DH:  meeting points and
             methodological integration;
           + cultural and social impact of humanities research with
             computational methodologies;
           + Semantic web technologies and linked open data in the
             humanities;
           + models and tools for knowledge representation in the
             humanities and the cultural heritage sector;
           + visualization methodologies and technologies and their
             significance for humanities and cultural heritage knowledge
             and information;
           + Natural Language Processing methodologies and applications
             for the humanities;
           + digitization methodologies and technologies for the
             production, preservation, and promotion of digital cultural
             heritage.


       Deadlines

The deadline for submitting proposals is the *5^th  November 2018* (h. 
23.59 CET).

Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the authors by 15th December 
2018.

The official languages of the Conference are Italian and English. 
However, it is possible to present in other languages if English slides 
are provided.


       Proposal categories and submission

Proposals must be sent in the form of an extended abstract (see below 
for details), using the ConfTool conference management system, 
accessible at: http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2019

The Conference provides the following proposal categories:

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       o
          1. long proposal (30 mins: 20 mins + 10 mins for for questions
             and answers): it should discuss innovative methodologies and
             their theoretical foundations, experiences of analysis and
             applications that are methodologically significant within a
             discipline; presentations devoted to presenting a specific
             tool or resource are acceptable only if they include a
             thorough critical discussion of the methods used and/or a
             theoretical evaluation of the results obtained;
          2. short proposal (20 mins: 15 mins + 5 mins for questions and
             answers): it must present a mature research product or a
             research project;
          3. panel (90 or 45 mins, including questions and answers): a
             series of presentations (maximum 6) should describe, from a
             theoretical and methodological point of view, a specific
             topic or a critical presentation of the grounding, methods
             and results of a big project;
          4. poster: must primarily address the progress of an ongoing
             project or the technical details of a tool or of a digital
             resource;
          5. workshop and tutorial: in the two days prior to the
             Conference, one or two workshops or tutorials on topics or
             tools of interest to the DH community will be accepted.

Proposals will be evaluated through double-blind peer review by scholars 
in the Humanities, Computer Science and/or Digital Humanities. The 
proposal evaluation will be carried out based on the following criteria:

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           + Relevance to the topic of the conference; consistency with
             the Digital Humanities and Digital Culture domains.
           + Originality, relevance, or innovative approach.
           + Methodological rigour, accurate description of the
             methodology; the research presented should be reproducible
           + Adequacy of the theoretical and conceptual approach to the
             reference domain.
           + Consistency of arguments; clear definition of the
             objectives; coherence between objectives and results.
           + Critical analysis of the literature; a bibliography
           + Quality of any technical solutions proposed within the
             reference domain.
           + Good balance between the Humanities and Computer Science
             components of the research.
           + Structure of the text; quality of writing; ease of
             understanding; explanations of scientific language.

At the end of the evaluation process, the Program Committee may decide 
to move an accepted proposal to a different category of presentation.

To submit a proposal, please sign into ConfTool 
(http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2019). When submitting a proposal, authors 
must specify keywords from those suggested by the platform in order to 
facilitate the review process.


       Proposal structure and formats

Proposals must clearly present the goals of the contribution, provide a 
brief overview of current research in the field, specify and discuss the 
methodology adopted and, where appropriate, the results obtained or 
expected. The abstracts will be published in a book with an ISBN 
identifier. The most promising contributions will be selected for 
publication as full articles in the AIUCD Umanistica Digitale journal 
(https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it 
). Proposals must also include a 
short bibliography. Figures or tables may be included. The length of the 
proposal varies depending on the type of proposal:

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           + Long paper proposal should be 1500-1800 words in length
             (including footnotes but excluding the bibliography);
           + Short paper and poster proposals should be 800-1000 words in
             length (including footnotes but excluding the bibliography);
           + Panel proposals should be 800-1000 words in length plus
             200-250 words for each single presentation, (including
             footnotes but excluding the bibliography);
           + Workshop or tutorial proposals should be at least 1000 words
             and include: a title and a short description of the content
             and its relevance to the conference and the DH community in
             general, complete information of all tutors with a brief
             description of their research interests and previous
             experience, requests for technical support at the
             conference, and whether the workshop will have its own Call
             for Participation.

When submitting the proposal, ConfTool also requires the provision of a 
short abstract (300 words). Proposals should be drafted according to the 
templates available at:

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           + Word: template-abstract-AIUCD2019-en.doc
             
           + ODT: template-abstract-AIUCD2019-en.odt
             

which also includes editorial specifications. Valid formats are DOCX, 
DOC, and ODT.

The official languages of the AIUCD 2019 Conference are Italian and 
English, but it is possible to submit a proposal also in the following 
languages: French, German and Spanish. In these cases, it is mandatory 
to provide a short abstract in English in ConfTool.

Posters should be written in Italian or English. Posters will also need 
to clearly present the objectives of the project, provide a brief 
overview of the state of the art and the methodologies adopted and, 
where appropriate, the results obtained or expected. They must also 
contain a short bibliography. The format is portrait A1 (841×594 mm). 
Posters will be displayed in a dedicated space at the Conference venue. 
Display panels will be provided. Please bring your poster already 
printed, as we are unable to provide a printing service. Personal laptop 
computers may be used in the poster exhibition area. If your 
presentation includes a laptop, please inform the organising committee 
on acceptance of your proposal. Specific poster slam sessions will be 
scheduled in the Conference programme to give authors the opportunity to 
briefly introduce (max 2 minutes) their poster.

LAST CHANCE: Register for Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Public Interest Communications Program!

   

    

This is your last chance to register for the Effective Communication webinar-workshop. This unique two-part 180-minute e-certification  program starts Monday! It is produced by Stanford Social Innovation Review in conjunction with the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.

Register here

Part I: Developing a Public Interest Communications Strategy

Part II: The Science of Story Building

Program Duration: 90 minutes each session

Dates: October 29 & 31, 2018

In this SSIR Live! two-part program we will explore:

Public Interest Communications: Learn how to develop campaigns that move beyond raising awareness, and that lead to belief and behavior change.
The Science of How People Think and Act: Dive into insights from behavioral, cognitive, and social science to boost your efforts to drive long-lasting social change.
A Strategic Communications Framework for Everything: From identifying better goals to designing effective calls to action, this flexible science-based framework can be used to build a strategic communications plan for everything.
The Science of Story Building: Learn how to select and construct compelling stories that drive belief and behavior change.
Social Sector Case Studies: Explore examples from the social sector that reflect the best thinking in public interest communications, and that track what science tells us works.
Program Features:

Designed by Experts: This two-part, 180-minute SSIR Live! e-certification program on public interest communications is developed, facilitated, and presented by Ann Christiano, Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and director of the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida, and Annie Neimand, Ph.D. candidate and Director of Research for the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.

Highly Interactive: This program will be conducted as an engaging, hands-on workshop. You will experience and understand key concepts through activities, illustrative examples, and social sector case studies. Please come prepared to think and work actively during the sessions. 

Extensive Learning: This program is produced in conjunction with the Center for Public Interest Communication at the University of Florida. It is 180-minutes in total, divided across two 90-minute sessions: Part I: Developing a Public Interest Communications Strategy, and Part II: The Science of Story Building.

Real-world case studies: Explore effective public interest communications case studies in the social sector. Gain academic insights from psychology and social science to formulate strategies to change belief and behavior. Learn the public interest communications approach to achieving both internal and external goals. Gain applicable communications frameworks to apply to your next campaign.

Participation e-Certificate: Demonstrate your commitment to building your skills. Your participation entitles you to receive a downloadable participation e-certificate from Stanford Social Innovation Review after attending this SSIR Live! two-part webinar-workshop. You are eligible to receive the participation e-certificate once you have successfully participated in both part I & II of this program.

Who should join? This workshop will be highly beneficial and useful to leaders and practitioners from nonprofits, philanthropic foundations, government organizations, and other stakeholders in the social sector. The workshop is designed for those responsible for strategic planning and decision making, as well as for those who are actively leading and working on programs and projects.

On-Demand Version: Register and access the recording of the live event on-demand three hours after the webinar ends & anytime over the next twelve months.  Log in with your registered email ID.

Price for this extended two-part webinar-workshop: $249. This price includes access to the live interactive webinar, unlimited access to the recorded webinar video and downloadable slides for twelve months, in addition to a downloadable e-certificate.




Speakers

Ann Christiano
Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications,
University of Florida Ann Christiano Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, University of Florida Annie Neimand
Research Director,
Center for Public Interest Communications,
University of Florida Annie Neimand Research Director, Center for Public Interest Communications, University of Florida David V. Johnson
Senior Editor,
Stanford Social Innovation Review
(Moderator) David V. Johnson Senior Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review (Moderator) Best, Michael Gordon Voss Publisher Stanford Social Innovation Review​ P.S. Away from your desk during this webinar-workshop? That's OK! Register and you can view a recording on-demand three hours after the live event ends and anytime over the next twelve months.

Multiple Perspectives 2019: Call & Save the Date: April 8 & 9 - SDS Preconference April 7

Call For Presentations – Save The Date
The Nineteenth Annual
Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability: 
The Journey from Noblesse Oblige to Social Justice
On The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus
 
April 8 & 9, 2019
 
Society For Disability Studies Preconference including an SDS Dance/DISCO Ball
April 7, 2019
 
 
Multiple Perspectives is an ongoing exploration of disability in context.  A conversation including many voices reflecting perspectives gained through lived experience and research; theory and practice, art and science.  This year’s theme, Continuing the Journey from Noblesse Oblige to Social Justice, marks the 40th anniversary of Southeastern Community College v. Davis.  Argued on April 23, 1979 before the U.S. Supreme Court this was a case of first impression that set the pattern for understanding disability rights under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and helped shape the American’s With Disabilities Act. In Davis, the Supreme Court recognized that the future would chart that journey in unpredictable ways:
 
“We do not suggest that the line between a lawful refusal to extend affirmative action and illegal discrimination against handicapped persons always will be clear. It is possible to envision situations where an insistence on continuing past requirements and practices might arbitrarily deprive genuinely qualified handicapped persons of the opportunity to participate in a covered program. … Thus, situations may arise where a refusal to modify an existing program might become unreasonable and discriminatory.”
Page 442 U. S. 412 "Southeastern Community College v. Davis." Oyez, 28 Oct. 2018, www.oyez.org/cases/1978/78-711
 
Contribute to our wide-ranging discussion of where that journey has and will take us as we map out the intersections of disability with employment, technology, education, recreation, social and political life.  
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-wMFuAUW3Q) T
Preference will be given to proposals that encourage discussions across the typical social, political, and disciplinary boundaries; connect individuals to local, national or international communities; or consider parallels, distinctions and intersections with race, gender and ethnicity. 
 
Past programs and conference updates as they become available can be found at:  http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.htm.
 
To be on the mailing list for the conference, send e-mail to ADA-OSU@osu.edu
 
The Multiple Perspectives Conference is hosted by Ohio State University’s ADA Coordinator’s Office is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong  Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University.  
 
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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES 2019
Early Decisions Deadline: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2018)
Proposal Deadline: Ed Roberts’ Birthday (January 23rd  2019)
 
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail with the body of the email or as an attachment (Word, TXT, or RTF formats) to9ADA-OSU@osu.edu  with MP2019 and your name in the subject line
Proposals must include:
1.    Name of each presenter with titles, institutions, employers etc. as appropriate
2.    Contact information (phone, mailing address, and e-mail) if there is more than one presenter please indicate one individual as the contact and lead presenter.
3.    Title of Presentation (9 words or less)
4.  Short Description not more than 50 words.
5.     Full Description (700 words or less) describe the content, focus and desired outcomes for the presentation using these questions as a guide.
·         What is the format of the presentation (Lecture, Panel, Discussion, Performance, Other)?
·         Who is the intended audience (educators, employers, businesses, advocates, students, consumers, researchers, or other)?
·         How familiar should the audience be with the topic (beginner, intermediate, advanced)?
·         What are your three main goals for the presentation?
 
Please Note:  The full conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for presenters of accepted proposals. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.
 
Questions contact L. Scott Lissner at Lissner.2@osu.edu.
Email ada-osu@osu.edu with MP Mailing List in the subject to be put on the conference mailing list.
 
 
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Please share with your students:
 
THE ETHEL LOUISE ARMSTRONG
STUDENT POSTER COMPETITIONS
At the Nineteenth Annual
Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:
April 8, 2019
Held on The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus
Poster Submissions are due no later than March 15, 2019
 
The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception.  A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation will fund awards (Graduate Research - $500; Undergraduate Research $200, Art & Performance $200,  and Class Projects $200 at this year’s competition.
 
Submissions may focus on any aspect of disability and may be based on:
1.    Independent & Supervised Student Research 
2.    Art & Performance 
3.    Class Projects & Papers (Award goes to department to support future projects)
4.    Community Service & Applied Problem Solving from Service Learning Classes or student organizations (Award goes to organization/department to support future projects)
 
Posters can take a variety of forms including print material mounted on poster board or display panels or arranged on a table; PowerPoint presentations, web pages or video presentations from your laptop…   
· Presentation materials must fit on a 3’x6’ table or along 6’ or less of wall space
· Presentation materials should present the information in 10 minutes or less
· Presenters or their designee must be present to interact with the audience
· Presenters must provide their own equipment
 
Visit these sites for tips on developing a poster presentation:
·  http://denman.osu.edu/resources.aspx
·  http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/speaking/poster/index.cfm 
·       http://elearningfacultymodules.org/index.php/Digital_Posters_and_Digital_Poster_Sessions#Module_Summary
 
Students and teams of students who wish to present a poster must send the following information to ADA-OSU@osu.edu no later than March 15, 2018 
1.  Title – 9 word maximum
3.  Poster Format (Print, Model, PowerPoint, Video, …)
4.  Description of their proposed poster topic –  500 word maximum
5.  E-mail address, phone number, and surface mail address of coordinating presenter
6.  As appropriate, university, department, grant, course or student organization affiliation
7.  A letter of support from a faculty member or organization advisor associated with the project
8.  Name of individual, Department or Organization to receive cash award should the project win.
 
Early submissions are encouraged.  Submissions will be reviewed as they arrive. Conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for all accepted presenters.
 
 
 
 
Title: SDS logo - Description: Society for Disability Studies
 
 
SAVE-THE-DATES: April 6-9, 2019
 
SDS Pre-Conference and Strand

At the 19th Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
 
The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is pleased to join with The Ohio State University’s Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Conference for a second year in organizing an SDS Strand!
 
This time, we are excited to announce that we will host an all-day SDS Pre-Conference on Sunday, April 7, 2019, with multiple concurrent sessions that will offer expanded opportunities for presentations and discussions.
 
The SDS Strand of Sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, 2019, as part of the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference.
 
Keynote, Dinner, & Dance, 7-11 pm, Sunday, April 7th:

 
The SDS Dance/DISCO Ball is back once again! The event will include a collaborative keynote from Dr. Jina Kim and Dr. Sami Schalk; dinner; mingling; and of course DANCING! Co-sponsored by the OSU Disability Studies Graduate Student Association and OSU Disability Studies Program.
 
Schedule for SDS@OSU:

 
o   Saturday, April 6, 2019: SDS Evening Reception.

o   Sunday, April 7, 2019: All-day SDS Pre-Conference; Evening Keynote, Dinner, and SDS Dance/DISCO Ball.

o   Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, 2019: SDS Strand at the Multiple Perspectives Conference, ending at 5pm Tuesday.

 
The SDS Pre-Conference and Strand events will be open to all to attend but will be arranged, proposed, peer-reviewed, and presented only by SDS Members. The CFP will be available in mid-October.
 
Visit the SDS website for more information, updates, and Membership portal: http://disstudies.org

: British Association for South Asian Studies 2019/ Submission deadline 1 Nov, 2018

Final call for paper/panels: submission deadline 1 Nov 2018


BASAS Annual Conference 2019: Call for Panels/Papers

3 - 5 April 2019, Durham University


The British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) will hold its annual conference 3 - 5 April 2019, at Durham University. We are pleased to confirm that Alpa Shah (LSE) has kindly agreed to give the keynote lecture.

We are now accepting panel and paper submissions for the 2019 conference. This year there is no specific theme for the conference - we invite proposals for both panels and independent papers from all humanities, arts, and social science disciplines, covering research across the breadth of South Asia.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at basas.2019@durham.ac.uk by 1st November, 2018.

https://www.dur.ac.uk/anthropology/basas/


Panel proposals (150-200 word abstract)

Panel proposals are to be accompanied by individual paper abstracts for each of the proposed panel members (100-150 words). The panel organiser(s) should also arrange for a chair (who can be a panellist). Panels will last for 90 minutes with no more than 4 papers in each slot. It is advisable that proposals allow sufficient time for the presentation of papers as well as discussion.

Proposals should include:

Title of session:
Name, affiliation and contact details for session convenors:
Abstract outlining scope of session (150-200 words):


Please note: Incomplete panel proposals will not be accepted. Panel organisers are expected to have confirmed speakers and chair prior to submitting. The conference organisers may seek to add additional individual papers to accepted papers, in discussion with panel organisers.


Independent papers (100-150 word abstract)

Individual papers will be compiled into appropriate panels by the conference organisers in consultation with panel convenors.

Paper Proposals should include:

Title of paper:
Name, affiliation and contact details for presenter/s,
Abstract (100-150 words):


Deadline for submission of abstracts:

Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at basas.2019@durham.ac.uk  by 1st November 2018.

Please provide full contact details (mailing and emailing addresses) for your paper and/or for each member of your panel.


Panel proposal form

Title of session:
Name, affiliation and contact details for session convenor/s:
Abstract outlining scope of session (150-200 words):


Paper Proposals form
Title of paper:
Name, affiliation and contact details for presenter/s,
Abstract (100-150 words):


Looking forward to seeing you in Durham,

from the Durham Organising team

Connect your Purpose, Passion & Impact with the opportunities in PCDN's Daily Digest, October 26, 2018


 
-PCDN #beintheknow Daily Digest
How can you find your purpose & align with maximum impact in the world, find the right opportunity in today's Digest. These include:

The Kroc School MA in Social Innovation where you can build the skills for change (sponsored post).
Are you a NGO or civil society leader? Check out the Atlas Corps Fellowship
There many, many other opps in today's digest. Take a look and share with a friend.



Master’s in Social Innovation Degree Fosters Innovative Dreams of Social Entrepreneurs

Seeking Global NGO Leaders for Paid Fellowship in U.S.
2019 Summer Peacebuilding Institute – Apply now !

Call for Research Proposals on Civil Resistance Movements and Material Resources (2018)

Join a community of progressive scholars at The New School for Social Research

Associate/Full Professor or Professor of the Practice of International Conflict Resolution and Coexistence, Brandeis University

Department Head, Peace and Conflict Studies, UNCG
IREX is currently accepting applications for the 2019–2020 Community Solutions Program (CSP)

New concentrations will keep S-CAR master’s students on the cutting edge

Labs Keeper, Qonsius

Kenya People Innovations Associate, One Acre Fund

Assistant Professor of Peace Studies, Tenure Track, Chapman University, California

What is Poverty Stoplight

Young Women Encouraged to Compete… As GEEI ends one day Leadership Forum for Young Women in Liberia

2019 United Nations Summer Study Program

Digital Organising & Comms Lead, MobLab

“Is Humanity Ready for a World Court of Human Rights?”


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WEBINAR: Gender and biodiversity conservation - progress and future directions

Join IIED on 13 November with Andrea Quesada, Helen Anthem of Fauna & Flora International and IIED Senior researcher Phil Franks for the webinar  ‘Gender and biodiversity conservation - progress and future directions’. We will discuss historical trends and future possibilities for promoting gender equality and equity in biodiversity conservation.
 
We'll hear from speakers from policy, NGO and research perspectives who will address four questions looking back over the last 15 years:
 
To what extent has there been progress towards gender equality/equity in conservation (rhetoric and genuine change)?
What has brought this about/constrained progress?
What difference is this making in terms of social and conservation outcomes?
Where are we going from here in terms of gender equality/equity in conservation?
 
This webinar is designed for anyone interested in gender in the context of conservation policy and practice at any level, from local to global. Hope you'll join us and share with your networks.

 Find out more and register now at the IIED website.
 
Best wishes,
Anne
 
Anne Schulthess
Marketing Manager
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
80-86 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8NH | T: +44 (0) 20 3463 7399
www.iied.org | twitter: @iied | IIED newsletters: www.iied.org/sign-up
 
Register now for Development & Climate Days 2018 from 8-9 December during COP24 in Katowice, Poland: https://bit.ly/2O5d0q3

Workshop Registration: Oct 31 Artist Finances and Nov 15 Opportunity Knocks: Collaboration and Innovation

Workshops alert! Artist Finances - Oct 31 and Opportunity Knocks: Collaboration and Innovation - Nov 15
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Workshops alert!
 
Oct 31 - Artist Finances
Nov 15 - Collaboration and Innovation
 
Together with an amazing group of community partners, including Guelph Spoken Word, Meridian, RLB LLP, the Art Gallery of Guelph, and the University of Guelph School of Fine Art & Music, GAC is excited to present two fall workshops.

Register for Artist Finances, Oct 31
Artist Finances
Wednesday, Oct 31, 1-3 pm, 10C Shared Space
Making art, that’s my jam! Budgets, taxes, business #?... not so much. Come and learn the necessities to do your taxes and run the financial side of being a professional artist. Co-presented with Guelph Spoken Word, RLB Chartered Professional Accountants, and Meridian Credit Union. Presenters include Jeffrey Klompus, Meridian; Jonas Postons and Peter Niemeier, RLB; and Jay Reid, The Making-Box. See bios, details and register on eventbrite.

$20 or $15 for GAC members

Just one of many amazing workshops presented as part of the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, hosted by Guelph Spoken Word from October 28 – November 3. Check out all the Festival details here.

Register for Artist Finances, Oct 31
 
Register for Opportunity Knocks, Nov 15
Opportunity Knocks: An Evening of Conversation with Arts Innovators
Thurs Nov 15, 6 – 9 pm, Art Gallery of Guelph
Guelph Arts Council, the Art Gallery of Guelph and the University of Guelph’s School of Fine Art and Music present Opportunity Knocks: A Evening of Conversation with Arts Innovators. Four arts professionals - all collaborators and innovators in diverse creative projects - will share perspectives on developing and responding to creative opportunities. Artists and creatives of all disciplines, ages and experience levels are welcome.

The session includes four intro presentations (one by each arts innovator), a panel discussion and Q&A, and networking. Featuring four artists who are leading innovation in arts and culture through unique creative ventures, Lisa Hirmer, co-founder of DodoLab, Gordon Hatt, Executive Director of CAFKA, Rui Pimenta, Founder and Co-Curator of Art Spin, and Steph Yates, co-founder of Girls Rock Camp Guelph, will share stories and practical lessons learned in the process of transforming vision into practice. Presenter bios are posted here.

Registration fees are $15 for GAC members and youth (25 and under), and $20 for non-members and at the door. Please register online or by calling Guelph Arts Council at 519-836-3280.

Register for Opportunity Knocks, Nov 15

Fully-funded TECHNE Collaborative Doctoral Award : History of UK Television Drama

The Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production, in 
association with the British Film Institute, is in a position to 
advertise a TECHNE Collaborative Doctoral Award funded by the AHRC. This 
fully-funded studentship will focus on the history of UK television 
drama with specific reference to the /Play for Today/ series which 
reaches its 50^th anniversary in 2020. The project is designed to 
revisit the history of the series, assess its place within the history 
of television drama and examine how it is regarded fifty years after its 
launch. The successful candidate will require a familiarity with debates 
in television history, an awareness of television archiving and normally 
possess a MA or equivalent. The successful candidate will be based at 
Royal Holloway, University of London but will also undertake work at the 
BFI where they will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues 
in the National Archive.

For further information, and details of how to apply, please contact 
john.hill@rhul.ac.uk .

For more information on the Centre for the History of Television Culture 
and Production at Royal Holloway, University of London see: 
_http://www.tvcentre.org.uk/_

News from the Research Council of Norway

Funding announcements

Mandatory project outlines: Up to NOK 30 million to establish the hub of a virtual research centre for Responsible Research and Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility  (SAMANSVAR)

The Research Council of Norway plans to establish a learning and development network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), designed as a virtual centre with geographically distributed nodes and affiliated projects. This is the first phase of the call for proposals: submission of mandatory project outlines to seek funding to establish the hub for the virtual centre. 

Les mer More calls for proposals from the Research Council of Norway
The Research Council of Norway
P.O Box 564, NO-1327 Lysaker 
Visiting address: Drammensveien 288, 0283 Oslo


Telephone: 22 03 70 00 
E-mail: post@forskningsradet.no

Conference programme: Al-Andalus in Motion, 15-16 Nov, Istanbul

Please could you circulate the programme for the ‘Al-Andalus in Motion: Travelling Concepts and Cross-Cultural Contexts’ conference, which will take place 15-16 November at Istanbul Medeniyet University? Further details are available here: http://lawmalandalus.org/conference-program.
   Postdoctoral Research Associate – Language Acts and Worldmaking

Open World Research Initiative Centre

King’s College London

Room 5.43, Virginia Woolf Building

22 Kingsway

London WC2B 6LE

Tel: +44 (0)207 848 7414

Email: rachel.scott@kcl.ac.uk

 

www.languageacts.org  

Follow Language Acts on Twitter @languageacts
Like Language Acts on Facebook

 

 

Postdoctoral research fellow in French and Francophone prison heritage

Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates to work on the AHRC-funded project ‘Postcards from the bagne: Tourism in the shadow of France’s overseas penal colonies’. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Sophie Fuggle. Specific duties will involve, for example, carrying out archival and fieldwork at relevant sites in France and internationally, organising dissemination events including an international conference, preparing journal articles and other outputs, organising pathways to impact activities.



For more information and to apply please visit: https://vacancies.ntu.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=5891

The position is 1.0FTE for 8 months starting in January 2019 (or as soon thereafter) but there is the possibility to discuss carrying out the role on a part-time basis over a longer period.


For an informal discussion, please contact me: sophie.fuggle@ntu.ac.uk.


Application deadline: 11 November 2018
Interview date: 4 December 2018




Dr Sophie Fuggle
Senior Lecturer in French
AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellow (2018-2019)

Nottingham Trent University
School of Arts and Humanities
Room 328 MAE
Clifton Lane
Nottingham NG11 8NS
United Kingdom

Tel: 0115 848 3051
E-mail: sophie.fuggle@ntu.ac.uk

http://postcardsfrominside.com
http://cartespostalesdubagne.com
@fuggbug

Unmissable early years expertise to support best practice - register and book NOW!

GAIN VITAL INSIGHTS TO ENHANCE PROVISION AND BOOST LEARNING
 
The Nursery World Show 2019 is returning to the Business Design Centre on 1 & 2 February 2019 to continue providing the early years community with the latest information, innovation and resources.

The show will contain a wide range of sessions and features to boost provision, as well as giving early years professionals the chance to network with peers, update their current thinking and discover new products and resources. Find out more about what's on at the show below.

CPD OPPORTUNITIES:

Masterclasses - view programme
Don't miss CPD certified, half-day masterclass sessions on each morning of the show with leading names in early years including Prof Paul Howard-Jones from Channel 4’s Secret Life of Four Year Olds.

Seminars - view programme
Enhance your CPD across two full days of expert-led, educational, one-hour seminar sessions. Hear about a range of topics from expert speakers including Penny Tassoni MBE, Carol Archer, Jan Dubiel, Gill Jones and Helen Moylett. 

FREE-TO-ATTEND FEATURES:

Early Years Resources & Learning Zone, sponsored by TTS
Discover the Magic of Childhood by participating in informative activities, get hands-on with new resources and gain advice on enhancing your provision

Training & Consultancy Zone, sponsored by NEyTCO
Benefit from one-to-one direct access to the top trainers and consultants, discuss your training needs and receive expert guidance

Early Years Careers Zone, sponsored by LEYF
Find out what a real LEYF nursery looks like and discuss LEYF's passion for early years as well as your own career ambitions

Live Theatre, sponsored by Christie & Co 
Attend a great programme of free sessions on the exhibition floor, each delivered by leading suppliers and advocates 

Nursery Nutrition Zone, sponsored by Spring by Action for Children
Gain valuable tips on nursery nutrition by watching live cookery demonstrations delivered by nursery food and nutrition experts

  
REGISTER FREE
 
VIEW PROGRAMME
 
With so much happening and so much to choose from, it is vital that you book your Early Bird places for the masterclasses and seminars now, or register to attend the show for free. For more information, visit nurseryworldshow.com/london.

We really look forward to seeing you there for an action-packed couple of days dedicated to the early years.

 
  

The Third European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV), 1-4 September 2019 in Oslo, Norway

Call for papers - The Third European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV), 1-4 September 2019 in Oslo, Norway
 
Dear colleagues,
 
We invite you to submit abstracts for The Third European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV) that will take place 1-4 September 2019, in Oslo, Norway. The conference will bring together researchers, academics, professionals, practitioners and policy-makers from Europe and further afield working in the field of domestic violence.
 
We welcome contributions that present empirical findings, engages with key (political or theoretical) debates in the field or describes new or promising service/practice developments. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 February 2019.
 
The conference is organised by NOVA – Norwegian Social Research at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) and the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS).
 
Please visit the conference website for more information: https://ecdv-oslo.org

Best regards

 
Kari Stefansen, Forsker I / Research Professor
NOVA / Norwegian Social Research
OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
Phone: +47 951 76 745
https://www.hioa.no/tilsatt/karis

[Disability_studies_uw] 2019 Summer Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPRD) is offering a 2019 Summer Internship Program. Please see information about the internship and how to apply below.
 
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Each summer, AAPD places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in summer internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing.
 
At the beginning of the summer, interns participate in a 1-week orientation session to learn about AAPD and the disability rights movement, meet the other interns, and participate in a variety of engaging workshops and events. As part of the AAPD network, interns also receive opportunities to attend events on Capitol Hill, conferences, community events, briefings, and more. The 2019 program will run from the beginning of June to mid-August.
 
Any undergraduate student, law student, graduate student, or recent graduate from a US college or university who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply.
 
About the internship: https://www.aapd.com/summer-internship-program/
Apply here: https://aapd1995.wufoo.com/forms/z12fekbj1wlz25m/
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Kathmandu, Nepal: Asia Pacific Summit 2018
From Friday 30 November 2018
To Monday 03 December 2018
 Contact Asia Pacific Summit 2018 – Nepal Secretariat: Bhagawatimarg, Kathmandu, Nepal. Email:aps2018@asiapacificsummit.org
 

The “Asia Pacific Summit 2018 — Nepal will be convened in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 30 - December 3, 2018. The Summit is being co-hosted by the Government of Nepal and will address topics such as: climate change, peace and development, good governance, conflict resolution, as well as strengthening marriage and family, all with a focus to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. 

The summit theme is “Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values.

Distinguished leaders primarily from throughout the Asia Pacific region, including current and former Heads of State and Government, speakers of parliaments, cabinet members, lawmakers, prominent personalities from the media and civil society along with inter-faith leaders will be in attendance. 

 

Other major partners and supporters of the Summit include the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) and the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).

 

Location Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kathmandu

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Funded Ph.Ds in Film Studies at University of St. Andrews

The Department of Film Studies at the University of St Andrews invites 
applications for September 2019 entry to our PhD programme. There are a 
number of doctoral fellowships and scholarships available for 
applicants, including the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and 
Humanities (SGSAH) AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, Wolfson 
Foundation St. Andrews Doctoral Scholarships, University of St. Andrews 
St Leonard's College Postgraduate Scholarshipsas well as internal 
departmental and school fellowships.

For further information on these scholarships, including specific 
deadlines, interested applicants can visit 
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/filmstudies/prospective-students/postgraduate-research/what-about-funding/.

Situated in one of the UK's most beautiful university towns, the 
department of Film Studies at St. Andrews maintains an ambitious 
research programme in global film cultures, with staff expertise ranging 
from early cinema to digital media to transnational film. The department 
has an especially vibrant culture of post-graduate research. PGR 
students have opportunities to collaborate on an annual conference and 
study day, edit and contribute to the student-run Frames Cinema Journal 
, teach undergraduate seminars, use 
travel and research funds for conferences and library purchases, and 
participate in weekly research, teaching and community events organised 
by the department. The programme is distinguished by its multifaceted 
approach to film culture in diverse global and intermedial contexts and 
currently has over 20 Ph.D. students, stemming from five continents. 
Please visit the department website here: 
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/filmstudies/.

The department’s broader research strands include

- Film Cultures (cinephilia, film festivals, film industries)
- Film Sound
- Early and Silent Cinemas
- Useful Media (advocacy, advertisements, propaganda, newsreels)
- Trauma and Memory Studies
- Documentary
- Film Genres
- Performance
- Experimental and Avant-Garde Cinemas
- Media Archaeology

For information on department staff, please visit: 
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/filmstudies/about/who-are-we. Interested 
applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors about their 
proposed doctoral projects.  For any further questions, please free to 
contact Dr. Paul Flaig at pf49@st-andrews.ac.uk 
.

call for papers e-participation

Dear Colleagues,
 
Here find enclosed call for papers for the conference on e-participation issues.
 
All the best
 
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Viešojo administravimo ir politikos mokslų katedros vedėjas/Head of department
Klaipėda University
Faculty of Social Sciences
Dept. of Public Administration and Political Sciences
Minijos 153, Klaipėda, Lithuania
Tel.: +370 (46) 398 675
e-mail: jaroslav.dvorak@ku.lt
Web: https://www.ku.lt/
Join us: https://www.facebook.com/vadministravimas
Write with us: http://valdysena.lt/
New articles: The Characteristic Features of Social Dialogue in Baltics. STEPP: Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika, No. 16, p. 26-36
http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/socialine-teorija-empirija-politika-ir-praktika/article/view/11425/9949
Sustainability and Sustainability Marketing in Competing for the Title of European Capital of Culture, Vol. 51(1), p. 66-78
https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/orga.2018.51.issue-1/orga-2018-0005/orga-2018-0005.pdf
 

CFP 3rd international Data Power Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
3rd international Data Power Conference, 12th/13th September 2019, 
Bremen, Germany*

With increasingly globalized digital infrastructures and a global 
digital political economy, we face new concentrations of power, leading 
to new inequalities and insecurities with respect to data ownership, 
data geographies and different data-related practices.  It is not only a 
concentration of power by a few corporations, but also a concentration 
of the availability of data in individual regions of the world. This 
includes (exerting) power about data (infra)structures and processes of 
data creation, data collection, data access, data processing, data 
interpretation, data storing, data visualisations.

The *Global in/securities* theme of the 2019 Data Power conference 
attends to questions around these phenomena, asking: How does data power 
further or contest global in/securities? How are global in/securities 
constructed through or against data? How do civil society actors, 
government, people engage with societal and individual in/securities 
through and with data? What are appropriate ontologies to think about 
data and persons? How may we envisage a just data society? And what does 
decolonizing data in/securities look like?

This conference creates a space to reflect on these and other critical 
issues relating to data’s in/security and its decolonizing. Confirmed 
keynote speakers are:

·*Virginia Eubanks*, University at Albany, USA;

·*Jack Linchuan Qiu*, Chinese University, Hongkong;

·*Seeta Peña Gangadaran*, LSE, UK;

·*Nimmi Rangaswamy*, Indian Institute of Information Technology, IIIT, 
Hyderabad, India.

Papers and panels are invited on the following – and other – topics:

·Big data and humanitarianism

·‘Good’ data, data justice and well-being

·Data, discrimination and inequality

·Data activism, citizen engagement, indigenous data sovereignty and open 
data

·Critical, theoretical and feminist approaches to data in/securities

·Data journalism and rhetorics of data visualization

·Data-driven governance and open data

·Securitization and militarization of data infrastructures

·Emerging in/securities through algorithms and automated decision-making

·Forensic data, human rights and refugees

·Decolonizing data in/securities and data labor

*·*Machine learning, developmentalism and human security**

*Information/details *

**

·Please submit 250-word-paper proposals, using the online submission 
system at the *conference webpage*: 
https://www.uni-bremen.de/data-power-global-insecurities/(to be opened 
soon).

*·*The deadline for paper proposals is *31^st  January 2019.***

·The conference fee is 200 Euro, and 100 Euro for students. There will 
be travel grants for participants from the global south and PhD student 
fee waivers (please indicate the need when applying).

·The organising committee will select papers for a special theme 
proposal to be submitted to the peer reviewed journal Big Data & Society.

·For information on travel visa, please visit the following web page: 
https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/visa-policy/schengen_visa_en.Letters 
of invitation will be sent by the conference organizers.

Apply now for a scholarship to the 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse


 
 
Apply Now for a Scholarship to the
35th International Symposium on Child Abuse.
 
Scholarships Include
Admission to Symposium
Continental Breakfast
Buffet Lunch
Refreshment Breaks
Hospitality and Networking Events
Transportation between official hotels and Symposium venues
Individual and Multidisciplinary Team scholarships are available.
MDTs may consist of up to five team members.
 
Individual Application
 
MDT Application
Applications will be accepted through
November 28, 2018.

Applicants and the MDT Point of Contact will be notified via email by December 14, 2018.

AHRC Midlands4Cities funding for UK/EU students at DMU's Cinema and Television History Research Institute

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership 
 (M4C) brings 
together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the 
professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and 
humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the 
University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of 
Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort 
University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

M4C is awarding up to 80 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 
2019 through an open competition and 12 Collaborative Doctoral Awards 
(CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner 
organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

The Cinema and Television History Research Institute (CATHI) is a centre 
of excellence in archival screen heritage. It specialises in 
evidence-based and oral history methods to inform ground-breaking 
interdisciplinary research and RCUK-funded international collaborations. 
CATHI is home to the cross-faculty Centre for Adaptations and houses a 
growing number of unique collections including the Hammer Script 
Archive, the Norman Wisdom Archive and the Peter Whitehead Archive. We 
host the annual UK Asian Film Festival, the BFI British Silent Film 
Festival and the post-graduate conference CATHICon, and promote 
practice-based research via the DocHub@DMU. CATHI invites applications 
from well-qualified students whose research interests connect with our 
expertise in:

•          Women’s film and television history

•          British Cinema and Film Culture

•          Italian Cinema

•          Transnational Cinema

•          Silent Cinema

•          Cult Cinema

•          Bollywood and Independent Indian Cinema

•          Transmedia Adaptations

•          Heritage Cinema Culture and Period Television Drama

•          Film Ephemera and Material Culture

•          Audiences, Reception Studies and Memories of Cinemagoing

•          Film Fandom, Fanworks and Social Media

•          Film exhibition and Cinema History

•          Film Festivals

•          Documentary theory and practice

•          Screen performance and star studies

•          1960s and the counterculture


The deadline for M4C funding applications is *14 January 2019 (noon)*, 
by which time students must have applied for a place to study via DMU’s 
Doctoral College 
and have 
ensured that two academic references are submitted using the 
Midlands4Cities online reference form. For informal enquiries and advice 
on developing proposals please contact: Professor Justin Smith 
(Justin.Smith@dmu.ac.uk).

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and 
CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing 
workshops, please visit 
https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk 
 or contact 
enquiries@midlands4cities.ac.uk ]

Home of Metal Symposium and Workshop: Music Heritage, People and Place

*/Home of Metal Symposium and Workshop/*

*//*

*/Music Heritage, People and Place /*

*//*

*13-14th September 2019*

*//*

*Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research*

*Birmingham City University*

**

**

*1. Call for Papers*

**

*PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM*

**

*Friday 13th September 2019*

**

/This public symposium seeks to bring together researchers, policy 
makers, heritage and creative workers and musicians./

//

/We welcome contributions from fans and heritage consumers in response 
to their experience of the /Home of Metal/exhibitions and events./

//

/Home of Metal/(HoM) is a heritage project created and led by the 
Capsule organisation. Launched in 2011, supported by volunteers, 
building a crowd-sourced archive and curating a range of popular public 
events in Birmingham and the Black Country, HoM seeks to highlight and 
celebrate the value of Heavy Metal music and culture and the role in it 
of founding artists from the English midlands such as Black Sabbath, Led 
Zeppelin, and Judas Priest. In 2017 the project went international in 
its reach, exploring metal culture around the world with a particular 
focus on Black Sabbath. As a result, in 2019 a range of exhibitions and 
events will take place in ‘celebration of an artform created in 
Birmingham that maintains significant global reach and influence.’ The 
value of this approach is indicated by the Wall Street Journal that has 
described the genre as the real ‘World Music’, that ‘Heavy Metal has 
become the unlikely soundtrack of globalisation’ (2016).

Open to all, this public symposium and workshop, seeks to situate HoM in 
relation to wider heritage issues and opportunities in order to 
understand its value and impact at home and abroad. For instance, 
UNESCO’s designation of ‘Creative Cities’ fosters innovation and 
cultural creativity, recognizing popular music amongst its specialized 
categories. Sites identified as a ‘City of Music’ include Glasgow and 
Liverpool in the UK, Kingston, Jamaica and lately Kansas City, USA. How 
does the ‘Home of Metal’ fit alongside such company?

The ‘Creative Cities’ designation indicates the importance of music to 
the identity of particular places, the activity focused on popular music 
genres like Heavy Metal generated by fans and community activists, as 
well as produced in archives, museums and galleries by professional 
cultural workers. Nonetheless it is important to remember that such 
activity draws on the products of the commercial music industries and 
connects with their heritage role. From this angle then, music heritage 
also includes (amongst other things): reissued recordings; artist tours; 
film biographies; television documentaries; radio retrospectives; and 
popular publications, as well as aspects of tourism and leisure industries.

What is the meaning of this range of heritage activity and what role 
does a project like /Home of Metal/ play in it? How does music heritage 
matter and what debates are promoted between fans and heritage 
consumers, policy makers, heritage and creative workers, musicians and 
researchers?//

In order to explore these issues, we invite /presentations, papers, 
creative responses and contributions, demonstrations and proposals for 
activities and commentary/ addressing, _but not limited to_, the 
following questions:

/What issues are presented by the preservation of metal music and 
culture for fans and museum curators?/

/What role does music heritage and memory play in place-making?/

/What role do issues of identity (e.g. gender, race, sexuality) play in 
music heritage?/

/What is the economic and cultural value of music heritage?/

/What are the good, bad and ugly stories of music heritage?/

/What is the relationship of music heritage, creativity and new music 
scenes?/

/How is music heritage consumed?/

/What does cultural policy have to say about music heritage?/

**

Proposals of no more than 300 words should be forwarded to 
paul.long@bcu.ac.uk by 31 January 2019 
accompanied by a short biography and contact details. Selection and 
scheduling will be organised in conjunction with the organisers of Home 
of Metal. Invitations to participate will be sent by the end of February.


*2. Call for Participants*

**

*WORKSHOP *

**

*Saturday 14th September 2019*

**

We invite anyone interested in attending the /Home of Metal/ exhibitions 
and events in June-September 2019 to participate in a workshop on the 
theme of home, metal and heritage. We will develop skills of evaluation, 
debate and presentation concerned with popular music heritage.

The workshop is _free_ to attend with refreshments available.

_Free_entry to the /Home of Metal/ exhibition is provided as part of the 
workshop.

The condition of participation is based on contribution to a workshop on 
the value and engagement of music heritage and the production of a 
number of group outputs (‘fanzine’, interviews, podcast).

Participants will be asked to: reflect on their own impressions of the 
Home of Metal exhibition (in writing, illustrations, to camera or 
microphone as preferred); to engage with other participants at the 
exhibition regarding wider reactions to /Home of Metal/; to participate 
in a group workshop and discussion on the impact of /Home of Metal/ and 
music heritage.

//

/Draft Itinerary (TBC)/

10.00        Welcome and coffee.

10.30        Briefing and Brainstorm: Where is the /Home of Metal/? What 
is Popular Music Heritage?

11.30        Researching the ‘/Home of Metal/ Exhibition’.

2.00          Lunch and Interactive Research Session.

4.30          Drinks.

5.00          Podcast recording.

*3. Report on /Home of Metal/ and Music Heritage in Birmingham*

**

As a result of the symposium and workshop our intention is to produce a 
report on /Home of Metal and Music Heritage in Birmingham /aimed at 
policy makers, music industries and conumers/. /Contributions from 
participants are welcome as well as commentary from those attending 
events who may not be able to attend the symposium and workshop or from 
those unable to visit but who may have experience as creators, consumers 
and researchers of other music heritage enterprises around the world.

For more information please email: paul.long@bcu.ac.uk 
or asya.draganova@bcu.ac.uk 


PDF of this call 
here:https://www.academia.edu/37601835/Home_of_Metal_Symposium_and_Workshop_Music_Heritage_People_and_Place

*If colleagues are unable to attend the symposium but intend to visit 
HoM events in 2019 we would be pleased to welcome you to BCMCR while in 
Birmingham so please do get in touch.*

Abstracts for the Internet of Toys conference

*Call for abstracts extended for the INTERNET OF TOYS PRECONFERENCE 
until 19th Nov, 2018*

**

Come and join us in Manchester UK for the Internet of Toys (Digitising 
Early Childhood) Pre-conference held on Wednesday 6 March, 2019 at the 
Manchester Conference Centre. It will be held the day before DigiLitEY's 
Manchester Conference. This pre-conference is about the emerging world 
of internet-connected toys (Internet of Toys or IoToys), where toys 
relate one-on-one to children and also connect to other toys, other 
children and/or database data about children and connected toys.

The call for abstracts and symposia proposals is now open until the 19th 
November 2018. See submission guidelines below. Peer reviewed full 
conference papers will be published and high level papers will be 
further published in a special issue journal and/or chaptered book.

Topics may include, but are by no means restricted to, the following:

·Connected toys in education

·Digital toy literacies at home and school

·Research methods and the IoToys

·Policies, regulations and guidelines

·Children and their data

·Child robot interactions

·Children’s online presence via connected toys

·Representations of the Internet of Toys

·Parenting the connected child

·Children’s play culture in a digital era

·Hybrid play

·Toy/child assemblages

·Culture, language and access

·Risks and benefits

·Digital health

·Educational practice

·Moral/techno panics

·Political economy of connected toys

·The digital and changing discourses of childhood

·Privacy, security and children’s rights

·Designing digital play experiences for children

·Children's representations of IoToys in the digital public sphere

·Gender, race and the Internet of Toys

Timeline

·Abstracts Due: 19th November 2018

·Abstract Acceptance: 1st December 2018

·Preconference: 6th March 2019

·Submission guidelines

Abstracts need to include:

·Title of paper,

·Presenter's details (each author and their institutional affiliation), and

·400 word abstract.

Abstracts for symposia should contain:

·title of symposium,

·presenters’ / discussants’ details,

·200 word overview of the symposium, and

·200 word abstract for each paper.

Please send abstracts and symposium proposals to: a.donkin@ecu.edu.au 

Student Engagement Coordinator opening at WashU's Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement

Dear Colleagues,
 
I am pleased to announce an entry-level Student Engagement Coordinator position opening at the Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement, Washington University in St. Louis.  I hope you share this with your networks and help us identify strong candidates who might fill this important role. 
 
The Student Engagement Coordinator oversees Gephardt Institute outreach and engagement initiatives with students at all levels of Washington University, including prospective and admitted students.  With an eye toward broad and strategic outreach, this position facilitates coordinated outreach procedures and messaging; planning and execution of engagement events; and project management processes that combine high quality, efficiency, and values-driven practice.  This position leads new student orientation programming focused on community engagement, coordinates key aspects of the Gephardt Student Internship Program, and oversees Small Change Grants within the Civic Engagement Fund. The position description is attached and is posted at http://jobs.wustl.edu (job ID 42016).
 
About the Gephardt Institute
The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement fosters a vibrant culture of civic engagement across Washington University, realized by engaged citizens, scholarship, and partnerships that extend into the world to advance the collective good. Through both academic and co-curricular initiatives, the institute educates students for lifelong engaged citizenship, catalyzes partnerships that respond to community needs and priorities, and infuses civic engagement throughout the Washington University experience.
 

As a university-wide interdisciplinary initiative, the Gephardt Institute reports to the Provost and serves all academic schools, university departments, undergraduate students, and graduate students. The institute is non-partisan and proactively seeks to support and include diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and ideologies, with a strong attention to equity. The Gephardt Institute team is comprised of individuals who are mission-driven, values-focused, dynamic, collaborative, visionary, and passionate about the role of civic engagement in a thriving democracy.

 
My best,
Stephanie
 
Stephanie N. Kurtzman
Peter G. Sortino Director
Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1059, St. Louis, MO 63130
Danforth University Center 150 | 314.935.5599 | stephanie.kurtzman@wustl.edu 
 
Engaged Citizens, Thriving Communities

Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, Kyiv, Ukraine, 12-15 November 2018

You are cordially invited to the Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development (http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=49144), which will be held in Kyiv on 12-15 November 2018 (Congress and Exhibition Centre "Parkovy"). The Forum is co-organized by the Government of Ukraine and the five United Nations Regional Commissions in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), UN Environment, The World Bank, International Energy Agency (IEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), European Commission, International Energy Charter, International Energy Forum (IEF), Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Dartmouth College, Climate Action Network (CAN), World Nuclear Association (WNA), and Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI).

 

This year's Forum will follow up on the recommendations from the previous meetings – the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development held in June 2017 in Astana and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2018 in New York. It will combine an opening ministerial session with plenary sessions and parallel workshops in four main tracks:

·          
·         Energy transition and decarbonization
·         Robust systems and infrastructure
·         Matchmaking and investor confidence
·         Hot topics and deep dives
·          
The Forum's goal is to provide a unique opportunity for policymakers and experts from various parts of the energy sector to reflect on the implications of the fast-paced energy transition that has become the new normal, review the activities to date and to make further progress towards meeting the sustainable development goals.

 

·         The Forum will include the annual sessions of the UNECE Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency and Group of Experts on Renewable Energy.
 

Please register for the Forum at: http://energyforum.org.ua/ 

 

We look forward to seeing you in Kyiv next month.

 

Best regards,

 

 
Oleg Dzioubinski
Economic Affairs Officer
Sustainable Energy Division
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
 
Email: oleg.dzioubinski@un.org
Tel:  +41 (0) 22 917 23 60
Mob: +41 (0) 79 277 5671
Office S-374
 
Palais des Nations
8-14 avenue de la Paix
CH - 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
 
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Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy @American University | School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University (AU) is preparing for the 2018-2019 admission season for the PhD in Public Administration and Policy, as well as the award of the prestigious Charles H. Levine Doctoral Fellowship.
 
SPA’s Ph.D. Program in the Department of Public Administration and Policy is a full-time, cohort-based degree that prepares students for careers in research and teaching in two tracks: public administration and public policy. Each PhD student receives full tuition reimbursement (approximate value of $85,000 based on 54 credit hours of coursework), a stipend of $22,000 per year, and a conference travel fund of $1,000 annually. 
 
We are also especially pleased to announce the Charles H. Levine Doctoral Research Fellowship in the School of Public Affairs at American University. This $3,000 research fellowship from the Charles H. Levine Fund will be given to one incoming PhD student entering the program in the Fall of 2019.
 
Please share this email with your talented students and encourage them to apply. We invite all interested students to arrange a campus visit to learn more about our program, meet relevant faculty, and enjoy the exciting D.C. area and beautiful AU campus by selecting a date that works with their schedule here.  Interested students can also participate in the Virtual Information Session on Monday, October 29, 12-1PM (EST). RSVP and login information is offered here. Applications for SPA’s PhD in Public Administration and Policy are due by January 7, 2019!
 
 
 
 
Khaldoun AbouAssi, Ph.D.
(he, him, his)
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Administration & Policy
School of Public Affairs, American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW | Kerwin Hall 336
Washington, DC  20016-8070
Phone: (202) 885-2509 |Email: abouassi@american.edu
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Job opportunity - Research Fellow, International Marine Policy at IDDRI

Dear colleagues,

The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), based in Paris, is advertising an 18-month Research Fellow position in International Marine Policy.

Details can be found online: https://www.iddri.org/en/about-iddri/carreers/research-fellow-international-marine-policy

Applications close 14 November. We would be grateful if you could share this opportunity with your network.

Kind regards,

Glen
-- 
Glen Wright
Chercheur, Gouvernance internationale de l'Océan
Research Fellow, International Ocean Governance

Tel. : +33 6 43 66 96 80
Twitter  |   Linkedin

 

Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales
41, rue du Four - 75006 Paris
www.iddri.org

dmi:Newsletter October

In this issue of the dmi:Newsletter, we explore emerging topics in Design Leadership and share insights from DMI members who are agents of change.
 
New Workshop: Innovation Tools & Processes
November 28th - 29th
Fairfax, VA / Washington DC 
 
It's a fact that we learn best through a combination of hands-on work + peer-to-peer interaction + formal instruction. Get it all in this interactive workshop that introduces the LUMA System of Innovation, a versatile framework of flexible, repeatable, and easy to use methods that help you accelerate innovation.

In addition to active learning in the workshop, you'll receive an exclusive 90-Day trial of LUMA Workplace, an online platform that supports your learning with videos, animated instructions, examples, activity templates, and quick start guides. Register today– seats are limited.  

Register for the Workshop
 
dmi:Design Leadership Conference Recap

The 43rd Annual dmi:Design Leadership Conference hosted a series of thought leaders who shared their diverse perspectives on the unprecedented cultural and technological change that continues to radically reshape companies and competition.

Several themes recurred over the 3-day event: 
Diversity and Inclusion in Design. John Maeda, Carole Bilson, Phil Chung, and Carol Smith led compelling sessions on the ethics, business value, and psychology of diversity and inclusion in design. 

Social Design and Design for Social Impact. Cheryl Heller and Rama Gheerawo spoke persuasively on the power of social design as a means to navigate uncertainty, increase human creativity, and solve some of the most complex challenges we face today.

Simplicity. Mike Milley, Mark Wolfe, and Kwame Nyanning underscored the luxury value of seamless experience integration and unified simplicity.

Read a recap of the conference by Adithya Varadarajan, Aalto. 
 
Thirteen dmi: Student Essay Winners were honored hailing from Aalto University (Finland), American University of Sharjah (UAE), University of Pennsylvania (USA), Savannah College of Art & Design (USA), Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore), Northeastern University (USA), Northumbria University (UK), Drexel University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), and Radford University (USA).

It was an immersive experience that deepened our understanding of the power of design and innovation to sustain positive business, social and cultural value. Thank you to GE, J&J, and PepsiCo for their generous sponsorship.
 
dmi:Design Value Award Winners

On Monday night of the dmi:Design Leadership Conference, we honored the winners of the 2018 dmi:Design Value Awards. 12 teams from around the globe were recognized– a distinguished list of international organizations that include non-profit agencies, government entities, large multinationals, regional enterprises, and startups. See all the winners here.
 
 

 
DMI Announces the dmi:Diversity Manifesto

The dmi:Diversity in Design Manifesto initiative was launched in May, 2018, at the first DMI conference on Diversity & Inclusion, in Cincinnati. An executive session was held with a wide range of stakeholders representing design teams in large organizations, small firms, agencies, education, and community leaders. Under the guidance of Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP, and Patricia Pope, DMI developed the mission that we are now calling the dmi:Diversity in Design Manifesto.

DMI will act as a resource for information, a facilitator, and an advocate for Diversity & Inclusion in Design, actively sharing content, tools, research, and expert thought leadership. One of the four annual dmi:Review magazines will be dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion. DMI will also recognize organizations and individuals for their efforts to create more diverse teams and organizational cultures.

Our first recognition goes to Cheryl Myers and Smart Panda Labs who have been awarded Orlando Business Journal's Diversity Award.

"The DMI conference in Cincinnati helped Smart Panda Labs pinpoint where we excel. Our organization was launched 9 years ago with D&I built into our processes and culture and the DMI conference motivated us to do more. We are actively looking at ways we can continue to promote D&I within our organization, help other companies implement these strategies, and reach out to minority-owned organizations to help them grow."
 
Book Release: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design

Award-winning design leader and author, Cheryl Heller, spoke at the dmi: Design Leadership conference on Social Design, introducing her new book "The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design." The book illuminates a process for leading change that contradicts the prevalent assumption that the future is “someone else’s” responsibility. It’s a book about leaders who are doing what others consider impossible, and a roadmap for anyone who wants to step up and become one. Use the discount code 4HELLER if you order at IslandPress.

“This book fills the cavernous gap between our awareness and understanding of ‘design thinking’ and ‘design doing’.”
– Len Schlesinger, Harvard Business School

“This is one of the most critical design books of our time.”
–Ivy Ross, Vice President of Google, Hardware Design

Event Schedule:
Oct. 23 Babson College- Wellesley, MA
Oct. 26 The SVA Gallery- New York City
Nov. 8 Buffalo, NY
Nov. 13 The Museum of Design- Atlanta
 
Thank You 

As a non-profit organization that is not funded by government grants, DMI depends on members and sponsors to support the research, education and networking mission of our organization. We would like to recognize and thank our new and renewing members from  Accenture, AmeriHealth Administrators, ASTRO Studios, Bresslergroup, Cadi - Gobierno de Aragon, CVS Health, Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design Engineering, Design Concepts, George Brown College, Ingersoll Rand, Mad*Pow, MassMutual, Nelnet, NY Institute of Technology, Scintilla Design, Smart Design, Southwest Airlines, Studio Volpi, Tactile, TD Bank Financial Group, The Clorox Company, The Entrepreneurship Academy Bucharest, The Oslo School Of Architecture and Design, University Of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Gloucestershire, Vanguard, and Volkswagen AG.
 
dmi:Member News
October 24-25, Boston. The annual Mad*Pow Financial Experience Design [FXD] conference provides a unique learning and networking opportunity to move your organization forward and confront new financial industry challenges - inclusion, well-being, education, unmet needs, and more. Join a select gathering of executives, experts, and progressive thinkers across Insurance, Banking, Wealth Management, and Fintech for inspiring presentations, workshops, and discussion that will help drive real-world change. More here
 
DMI member and Mission brand strategist Bård Annweiler has spent 20 years helping companies reimagine how they interact with their customers and employees through meaningful purpose. He’ll release his new book  "Point of Purpose" in November.

IIT Institute of Design Fall Open House November 8th. IIT Institute of Design provides students with the skills needed to identify, dissect, and solve complex problems facing organizations around the world. Learn more about how you can elevate your career with a Master in Design from ID. RSVP
 
DMI member Ken Gordon at EPAM Continuum writes compellingly about developing and reflecting upon your values. 

Visit Valencia with the ECOSUD 2019 WIT Conference

WIT Conferences: 
ECOSUD 2019
ECOSUD 2019
12th International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development
19 – 21 June 2019
Valencia, Spain
Situated on the eastern coast of Spain, Valencia was founded in 138BC as a Roman colony. A large historic centre makes the city a popular tourist destination with many ancient monuments, museums and sights of interest. Traditionally, visitors have been drawn to the region for its food with "Paella" having originated from the city.

The river Turia used to run through the centre of the city, but it was redirected in 1957 and replaced by a beautiful park called the Turia Gardens which covers 9km and stretches from the west to the east of the city. This is a very nice place to spend any free time you have on a sunny day.

ECOSUD 2019 is organised by the Wessex Institute, UK. It is sponsored by WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment and the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics.

ECOSUD 2019 is a well-established series on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. The meetings provide a unique forum for the presentation and discussion of recent work on different aspects of ecosystems and sustainable development, including physical sciences and modelling.

 


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
 
Conference Proceedings
Delegates will receive a copy of the papers presented at the Conference on a USB Flash drive. Following the Conference, authors will receive an electronic copy of the publication in which their paper has been published.

Indexing and Archiving
Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Web of Science, Google Scholar and Scopus. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access
WIT Press has made all its conference and journal papers open access in an effort to help its dissemination within the scientific and technical community. This means that you are now able to download any paper in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) without charge and without having to pre-register.

Google Scholar
This major development has the added benefit of allowing the Google Scholar search engines to fully index all WIT papers. Google Scholar is a search engine created specifically for researchers to facilitate the indexation and citation of academic papers without charge. This service is becoming the most accepted comprehensive benchmark and quality standard.

 
CONFERENCE TOPICS
 
Energy systems and the environment
Sustainable development and planning
Ecosystem modelling
Environmental innovative approaches
Natural resources management
Protection and mitigation
Economic and social issues
Climate change and adaptation
Knowledge dissemination
Social responsibility
Environmental monitoring and assessment
Sustainability indicators, monitoring and assessment
Urban agriculture
Environmental risk management
Ecosystems recovery
Complex systems in ecology
Ecosystems networks
Learning from nature
Biomass issues
Integrated assessment tools
 
Submit an Abstract 
 
 
How to Participate
Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible. Delegates may also attend without submitting a paper. Submit your abstract online or by e-mailing the Conference Secretariat below.

Stephanie Everest
severest@wessex.ac.uk
Wessex Institute
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst,
Southampton SO40 7AA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)238 029 3223
Fax: +44 (0)238 029 2853

Registration for the conference is available online now.

Call for Papers: Public and Non-Profit Management SIG, 2019 EURAM Conference - Lisbon

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to circulate the Call for Papers for the 2019 European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference - Public and Non-Profit Management SIG to be held in Lisbon, Portugal on June 26-28.

The Public and Non-Profit Management Strategic Interest Group (SIG) inside EURAM aims at providing an authoritative and internationally focused forum to discuss major developments in the area of governance and management of public interest. Such focus allows embracing all organisations that operate for the benefit of the community, be they public or private. We especially welcome papers focusing on collaborative governance (networks and co-production), social innovation, management of hybrid organisations and the creation of public value at the intersection between public and private domains.
Papers presented at annual conferences and SIG winter workshops are eligible to be selected for edited books, such as the Emerald Series (peer-reviewed) "Studies in Public and Non-Profit Governance” and special issues of the International Journal of Public Sector Management and the European Management Review.


SIG chairs: Denita Cepiku (University of Rome Tor Vergata), Robert Hernandez (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Reto Steiner (ZHAW School of Management and Law), Riccardo Mussari (University of Siena).

Programme chair: Andrea Bonomi Savignon (University of Rome Tor Vergata) bonomi.savignon@economia.uniroma2.it

Communications officer: Mateusz Lewandowski (Jagellonian University in Krakow)

In Lisbon, SIG activities will be structured along the following tracks:

- Public and Non-Profit Management General Track
- Healthcare Management Research
- Accounting, Accountability and Sustainability in Public and Non-Profit Organizations
- Management and Governance of Culture, Heritage and Tourism

- Behavioral Public Administration & Behavioral Accounting
- Gender diversity, governance, performance and innovation in public organizations
- Public governance and management for global challenges
- Reforming Higher Education Organisations: The multidimensionality of performance, and the role of accounting and controls


Full papers are due January 15, 2019; complete information on tracks and the submission process is available on the EURAM website at http://www.euramonline.org/programme2019/strategic-interest-groups/sig-11-public-and-non-profit-management-pm-npm.html 

More info about SIG activities and background is available here: http://www.euram-online.org/public-and-non-profit-management.html 


With best regards,
Andrea Bonomi Savignon
PNPM SIG Programme Chair

Islamic Banking and Finance JOBs | October 2018

OCTOBER 2018 JOBS UPDATE


Banking Associate
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
An international law firm is looking for an experienced Banking Associate to come on board and join their Riyadh office. This role is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to join a leading...


Transaction Manager Senior Counsel
Location: London, UK
The Transaction Management Group (TMG) is part of the Corporate Trust business, within Trust and Agency Services. Corporate Trust is dedicated to providing agency, trustee and depositary services...


Head Of Compliance
Location: Birmingham, UK
Al Rayan Bank is a growing, ethical and incredibly diverse bank based in new offices in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, a stone's throw away from central Birmingham. As part of the Masraf...


Senior Assistant Analytics
Location: Dubai, UAE
Manage Retail Credit department data and database by generating full requested and required reports to monitor productivity and KP, to develop applications for more power performance and...


Vice President- Remedial Loans Unit
Location: Bahrain, Middle East
As the primary Account Manager for impaired assets delegated to him/her, proactively manages the impaired asset portfolio by employing a variety of intensive remedial management & loan...


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UNEP FI Global Roundtable: New speakers, agenda updates and more

26 - 28 November, Palais Brongniart, Paris

Join the UNEP FI Global Roundtable and Finance for Tomorrow’s Climate Finance Day in Paris to be part of the biggest gathering of sustainable finance professionals in 2018. With over 20 global banking, insurance and investment CEOs speaking over 3 days from 26 to 28 November, the high-level agenda-setting events will shape the landscape of sustainable finance for years to come.

 

Latest Updates

 
20+ CEOs speaking...

Hear from leaders in banking, insurance and investment. View list of confirmed speakers here.

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25+ sessions across 3 days

Peer-led sessions covering SDG finance, environmental risk management, TCFD, ESG in insurance, investor duties, ecosystem resilience plus much more. View agenda here.

 
Keynotes from...

Hiro Mizuno, Executive Director and CIO of GPIF Japan, Frederic Oudea, CEO of Société Générale and Thomas Buberl, CEO of Axa Group and a special message from Christiana Figueres. Register now.

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Principles for Responsible Banking

The GRT will see the launch of the public consultation for the Principles for Responsible Banking, led by 28 global banks. Hear from 12 global banking CEOs

 
Gala dinner at the Palais Brongniart

Exclusive gala dinner with professionals in sustainable finance, with menus designed by Frédéric Jaunault. Register here or sponsor a table.

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CfP that might be of interest for some of your members - Fashion/Religion Interfaces

Dear colleague,

I was wondering whether it would be possible to circulate the following call for papers among your members - it is of a topic that might be of interest to some.

Regards,
Anna-Mari Almila

Call for papers for a special edition: Fashion/Religion Interfaces
The complex interconnections between religious beliefs and fashion in clothing have been increasingly recognised by researchers, journalists and fashion producers. At the same time, fashion has begun to be a force that can shape religious communities and create debates, often of a controversial nature, within and between faiths. This special issue will explore these matters, focusing on sartorial fashion/religion interfaces in their diverse and multiple forms across the world today.
Fashion scholarship has long claimed that no-one exists fully outside of fashion systems. Yet many religious believers, especially those with more conservative mindsets, think that they are not influenced by secular and commercial fashion trends. So, who is right? At the same time, some religiously-oriented individuals may embrace fashion fully, while others might seek to balance fashionability with religious precepts and forms of conduct. Which sorts of balancing and mediating are occurring across the world today, among different religious groups in diverse locations? Which social and cultural forces and contexts shape these balancing acts? What are the differences between religiously-oriented dress practices in ‘home’ countries and in diasporic contexts? How are these matters bound up with globalization processes?
Most scholarly attention on fashion/religion interfaces has been on women’s dress practices, but what about men? In what ways do dynamics to do with sexualities, ethnicities, classes, disabilities, and other social factors impact on religiously-aware dress choices?
While the major scholarly and political focus has recently been on the relations between Islam and fashion, especially in terms of veiling, people with other religious affiliations must also make choices regarding fashion and dress issues. Papers focusing on any religion and belief system, and on any geographical (and/or virtual) location, are welcomed for this special edition. Articles comparing different religious and/or sectarian groups are also invited. 
Contributions are sought from diverse disciplinary and inter-disciplinary backgrounds across the social sciences and humanities. Papers which report novel empirical findings, and innovate in theoretical and methodological terms, are particularly encouraged. 
 

Special issue website with submission instructions: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/fashion


Submission deadline: 1 April 2019

Queries: Anna-Mari Almila a.almila@fashion.arts.ac.uk


Keywords: fashion, clothes, dress, religion, faith, beliefs, globalization



Dr Anna-Mari Almila
Research Fellow in Sociology of Fashion

NEW BOOK: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-to-Veils-and-Veiling/Almila-Inglis/p/book/9781472455369

London College of Fashion
University of the Arts London
20 John Prince's Street
London W1G 0BJ

a.almila@fashion.arts.ac.uk

ICANN News Alert -- Call for SOs/ACs to Nominate Fellowship Program Mentors

News Alert

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-10-16-en

Call for SOs/ACs to Nominate Fellowship Program Mentors
16 October 2018
LOS ANGELES – 16 October 2018 – ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) are invited to nominate one individual each (total of 7) to serve in the capacity of mentor for the ICANN Fellowship Program.

Mentors will serve for three (3) consecutive ICANN Public Meetings, starting with ICANN65. They are expected to provide extensive pre-meeting preparation and on-site support for their assigned fellows and to complete a survey after each meeting.

Mentors are expected to follow program guidelines to help ensure consistency in the provision of capacity development opportunities for fellows. They will also play an important role in enabling and facilitating the active participation of fellows in ICANN's work. Mentors will receive travel funding support.

For more information on the guidelines and expectations for mentors, please visit this link.

Each of the seven (7) SOs/ACs should indicate their chosen Fellowship Program Mentor by 14 December 2018 via email to fellowshipconsultation@icann.org. Individual self-nominations will not be considered.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.


ICANN News Alert -- Registration Open for ICANN Academy 2019 Chairing Skills Program

News Alert

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-16-en

Registration Open for ICANN Academy 2019 Chairing Skills Program
16 October 2018
LOS ANGELES – 16 October 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has issued a call for registrations for the 2019 Chairing Skills Program (CSP). The CSP addresses the chairing skill challenges that ICANN community contributors can face when taking up the responsibility of leading a working group or stakeholder group. It is essentially a peer-coaching program that focuses on new ICANN Chairs that wish to be coached by their peers. For more information please click here.

The registration deadline is Friday, 21 December 2018, 23:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The registration form can be found here. The Chairing Skills Program does not provide financial support for travel to Kobe.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Deadline for Abstracts: 29th November 2018 - 13th INTED Conference - Valencia (Spain)

13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference
11-13 MARCH, 2019
VALENCIA (SPAIN)  SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW »
Deadline: 29th of November, 2018
JOIN US!

You are invited to join the 13th edition of INTED, one of the largest international conferences for lecturers, researchers and technologists.

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After 13 years, it has become a reference event where more than 700 experts from 80 countries get together to present their projects and share their knowledge on educational innovations.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
You are invited to contribute and submit your abstracts in any of the following formats:
- In person: oral and poster presentations. 
- Virtually: if you cannot attend in person.

The deadline for abstracts submission is 29th of November, 2018.

You can find the conference topics here.

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TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND INTED2019
- Present your paper in one of the largest international conferences on education.
- Interact with international educators and technologists for future cooperation.
- Meet 700 participants from more than 80 countries.
- Learn about education innovations and strategies in 70+ thematic sessions.
- Publish your paper in INTED2019 Proceedings.

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PUBLICATIONS
- INTED2019 Proceedings will be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI CPCI (Web of Science). Previous editions since 2010 were already accepted.
- An individual DOI number will be assigned for each accepted paper.
- Also, INTED2019 Proceedings will be included in IATED Digital Library.

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ABOUT VALENCIA
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Valencia Airport offers a wide range of international flights. Also, there is a high speed train from Madrid to Valencia (duration: one and a half hour).

Come and live this unique experience at INTED2019!

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2nd International Conference on Tourism, Business and Humanities (ICTBH 2019)

Call for Paper
2nd International Conference on Tourism, Business and Humanities (ICTBH 2019)
9th February 2019, Langkawi Seaview Hotel Kedah Malaysia
Website, Registration & Submission: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/ictbh2019 

Tourism: Destination Branding, Tourism Destination Competitiveness, New Tourism Products, Tourism Market Strategy, Sustainable Tourism Development Strategies, Tourism Destination Image, Consumer Behavior in Tourism, Enhancing Customers’ Experience, Tourism Education and Training, Tourist Resources Management, Tourist Information Services, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity in Tourism, Events and Sport Tourism, Coastal and Maritime Tourism. 

Business: Entrepreneurship,Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs), Strategic Management, Supply Chain, Management Fundamentals of Marketing, Assessing Marketing Performance, International Marketing, Marketing Research, New Product Development, Marketing Strategy, Service Marketing, Merchandise Planning and Control, International Retaining, Buyer Behavior, Services Marketing, Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Product Management and Planning, Integrated Marketing communications, Marketing Innovation and Planning, Delivering Customer Value, Direct Marketing, E-Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Retailing, Supply Chain Logistics, Customer Service and Customer Relations, Sales Strategies, Marketing Research, Marketing Data Analysis, Marketing and International Consumers, Marketing Theory, Marketing Case Studies, Contemporary Issues in Marketing, and all other market related topics 

Humanities: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Humanities, Geographical and Archeological Perspectives on Human place and Movement, The study of Humans and Humanity, Past and Present, Communications in Human Interactions, Human Representations and Expression through Art, Media, Technology, Design, The Dynamics of Identity in Culture, Human Rights, Violannce and Peace, Governance and Politics in Society, Internationalism, Globalism, Multiculturalism, Cosmopolitanism, Immigration, Refugees, Minorities And Diaspora, Linguistics and Languages, Law and Politics, Literature, Performing Arts, Philosopy, Visual Arts

LANGUAGES
•    Bahasa Malaysia
•    English

PUBLICATION
All accepted paper will be published in one of the journals below:
•    International Journal of Law, Government and Communication (IJLGC) elSSN: 0128 -1763 – www.ijlgc.com/
•    Journal of Islamic, Social, Economics and Development (JISED) elSSN: 0128-1755 - www.jised.com/ 
•    International Journal of Accounting, Finance and Business (IJAFB) elSSN: 0128-1844 - www.ijafb.com/ 
•    Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Environment Management (JTHEM) elSSN: 0128-178X - www.jthem.com/ 
•    Journal of Information System and Technology Management (JISTM) elSSN: 0128-1666 - www.jistm.com/ 
•    International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counseling (IJEPC) elSSN: 0128-164X - www.ijepc.com/ 
•    International Journal of Heritage, Art and Multimedia (IJHAM) elSSN: 2600-8262 - www.ijham.com/ 
•    International Journal of Humanities, Philosophy and Language (IJHPL) SSN: 2600-8270 - www.ijhpl.com/ 
•    International Journal of Modern Trends in Business Research (IJMTBR) – elSSN: 2600-8742 - http://www.ijmtbr.com/ 
•    International Journal of Modern Trends in Social Sciences (IJMTSS) – elSSN: 2600-8777 - http://ijmtss.com/
•    International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management Practices (IJEMP) – elSSN: 2600-8750 - www.ijemp.com/ 

**Note: All journal is index by MCC (Malaysia Citation Centre)

Important Dates (GMT +8:00)
1.      Abstract Deadline: 25 January 2019
2.      Full Paper Deadline: 4 February 2019
3.      Early Bird Deadline: 9 January 2019


Secretariat 
International Conference on Tourism, Business and Humanities(ICTBH, 2018) 
Academic Inspired Network 
Lot 1156 Tingkat 2 Bangunan Kompeni Niaga LUTH 
Jalan Dato Pati, 15000 Kota Bharu Kelantan 

Email:  ictbhofficial@gmail.com 
Website, Registration & Submission: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/ictbh2019



'Music and the Internet' - Registration Open

'Music and the Internet'

A Joint Study Day of the BFE and RMA


8th December 2018

University of Oxford


*Registration now open*



Online registration for the forthcoming 'Music and the Internet' Study Day is now available:  https://musicinternetoxford.wordpress.com/registration/


The registration fee for ALL delegates is £10. The registration deadline is Saturday 24th November 2018.


The provisional programme is now available: https://musicinternetoxford.wordpress.com/programme/


If would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us: musicinternetoxford@gmail.com.



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Pablo Infante-Amate
Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Music
St. John's College
University of Oxford

'Music and the Internet' RMA/BFE Study Day:
https://musicinternetoxford.wordpress.com/

'The World's Music at Oxford' Concert Series:
http://theworldsmusicatoxford.com

CROSS: Fully funded PhD in AI, gender bias and health and social care

please see below for a fully funded PhD in AI, gender and health. Please share with your networks as the deadline is very soon. Many thanks, Aristea

ALGORITHMIC GENDER BIAS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE 1+3 STUDENTSHIP (MASTERS
AND PHD)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2018
South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership

Applications are invited for an interdisciplinary four-year PhD
studentship at the research Centre for Digital Media Cultures and the
Centre for Applied Data Analytics at the University of Brighton. We invite
candidates with a social sciences or computer sciences background, or
both. The successful candidate will join an internationally recognised
team of researchers to investigate the ways in which algorithmic gender
bias occurs, and understand how it can be mitigated against, in the
specific context of Health and Social Care (H&SC) provision. You will a)
map algorithm-based systems currently in use by H&SC providers, b) develop
methods that identify gender bias within AI systems, and c) examine ways
in which bias can be removed. This PhD studentship will provide an
outstanding training in social research methods and computer science data
analytics, to produce insights into algorithmic bias, and to develop
thorough understanding of the social, economic, cultural, ethical and
governance aspects of Artificial Intelligence for future societies.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof Flis Henwood (School
of Applied Social Sciences), Dr Aristea Fotopoulou (School of Media), and
Prof Anya Belz (School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics).

The University of Brighton has internationally recognised strengths in AI
research in social science, arts and humanities and computer science
contexts, spanning research fields such as data analytics, natural
language processing, human-computer interaction and systems security,
computer graphics, dialogue and narrative generation, and novel user
experiences including Augmented/ Virtual/Mixed Reality. The student will
be formally located in the School of Applied Social Sciences but have
access to outstanding cross-disciplinary research environments through
participation in both the Digital Media Cultures and
Applied Data Analytics research centres, enabling them to develop the
necessary skills and competences in  social framing of technologies,
computational technologies, economic imperatives, cultural effects, ethics
and governance of Artificial Intelligence for future societies.

Eligibiliy
We fund students who will undertake Masters + PhD programmes (1+3 funding)
and stand-alone PhD programmes (+3 funding).

For the Masters + PhD route, you are expected to have a good honours
degree at first or upper second-class level, from a UK academic higher
education institution or international equivalent, in a relevant social
sciences discipline (e.g., anthropology, geography, media and cultural
studies, politics, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology)
or in computer science, data science, mathematics, or statistics.

For the stand-alone PhD programme (+3 PhD award) you would have achieved a
level of research training that would allow them to proceed directly to
PhD. This is
usually through the attainment of a previous masters qualification in the
social sciences with a Distinction grade.

For more information about how to apply please see:
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/research-and-enterprise/postgraduate-research-de
grees/funding-opportunities-and-studentships/2018-algorithmic-gender-bias-i
n-health-and-social-care.aspx

Deadline for applications: Sunday 4 November 2018, 11.59pm

Best wishes
Aristea

-----------------------------

Dr Aristea Fotopoulou
Principal Lecturer in Media and Communication
Course Leader MA Digital Media, Culture and Society

School of Media
University of Brighton
Watts Building, Lewes Road
Brighton BN2 4GJ

A.Fotopoulou@brighton.ac.uk |@aristeaf
Research blog: www.Loopingthreads.com | Webpage
http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/staff/aristea-fotopoulou


New book: "Feminist Activism and Digital Networks: Between empowerment and
vulnerability". Palgrave Macmillan.
Order: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137504708

New book chapter: From networked to quantified self: Self-tracking and the
moral economy of data sharing
in 
https://www.routledge.com/A-Networked-Self-and-Platforms-Stories-Connection
s/Papacharissi/p/book/9781138722682

Resilient Cities 2019 - Call for contributions open!

Resilient Cities 2019 - Call for contributions open!




The call for contributions for the 2019 congress is now open and welcomes proposals for various formats, including presentations, panels, workshops, and debates. An overview of the formats is available here. 

A core objective of the Resilient Cities congress series is to serve as the global resilience implementation forum. To advance this goal, the special anniversary edition of  Resilient Cities 2019 will focus on:
Paving the way for resilience: research, cooperation, planning, finance and implementation;
Advancing resilience, especially on efficient resource management, natural and cultural heritage protection and food systems;
Innovation for resilience: digitalization, nature-based solutions, adaptive infrastructure, tinkering and blockchain;
Building resilient societies, focusing on forced migration, resettlement, inclusion, social cohesion and citizens' voluntary emergency response.
Congress themes also include current and pressing issues such as managing climate-related health risks, leveraging social capital, and evidence-based adaptation planning. Check the detailed list of new themes here.
 
Don’t miss the chance to shape the program of this global event on urban resilience! Submit your contribution until 2 November 2018.




-- 
Resilient Cities Congress Secretariat
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
World Secretariat
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7
D-53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49-228 / 976299-28
Fax: +49-228 / 976299-01
Email: resilient.cities@iclei.org
Website: http://resilient-cities.iclei.org/

Inequality and Inclusive Growth across the United States and European Union

The Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy at the University of Antwerp invites you to a one-day symposium on:
Inequality and Inclusive Growth across the United States and European Union
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (9:30 to 15:00)
Venue: University of Antwerp
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/inequalitysymposium
The symposium brings in leading scholars to share new research on the sources and consequences of rising income inequality, as well as policy strategies to achieve inclusive economic growth in the years ahead. The presentations will discuss a wide range of topics relating to inequality across the U.S. and EU, including gender inequities, labour market change, automation and technological change, wealth, social protection systems, and more.
Featured speakers:
Janet Gornick (The Graduate Center, CUNY; LIS): “Income and Wealth Inequality in Affluent Countries:  Levels, Trends, and Implications for the Middle Class”
 
Brian Nolan (University of Oxford): “Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries”
 
John Hills (The London School of Economics): “Decent Incomes for the Poor in Europe: What Lessons from the Past for Faster Progress in the Future?”
 
A panel discussion on “Future Directions for Policy & Research on Inequality & Inclusive Growth” featuring Bea Cantillon (University of Antwerp) and Wim Van Lancker (KU Leuven).
Participation is free of charge, but please register online. 
Thanks,
Zach Parolin
FWO PhD Research Fellow
Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy
University of Antwerp
 
zachary.parolin@uantwerpen.be
http://www.zachparolin.com

Invitation: What will the 2018 midterm elections mean for education? (November 7)

What will the 2018 midterm elections mean for education?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 9:30–10:45 AM ET

AEI, Auditorium | 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036

Please join AEI for a panel discussion to delve into what the 2018 midterm elections mean for K–12 schooling and higher education.

RSVP Watch Live Online

 
DESCRIPTION
On November 6, Americans will hit the polls to vote for a new Congress and dozens of governors, as well as on a myriad of state referendums and initiatives. How will these elections affect federal and state education policies?

Please join AEI for a panel discussion on Wednesday, November 7, to delve into what the 2018 midterm elections mean for K–12 schooling and higher education. 

Join the conversation on social media with #2018Education.

PARTICIPANTS
Jason D. Delisle, AEI
Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, Third Way
Frederick M. Hess, AEI
Alyson Klein, Third Way
Nat Malkus, AEI
Aaliyah Samuel, National Governors Association

REGISTER
RSVP to attend this event. 

To watch live online, click here on November 7, 9:30–10:45 AM ET. Registration is not required.
 
CONTACTS
For more information, please contact Brendan Bell at Brendan.Bell@aei.org, 202.862.5859. 

For media inquiries or to register a camera crew, please contact MediaServices@aei.org, 202.862.5829.

Policy Brief: Setting the pillars to enforce corporate human rights obligations stemming from international law

Announcing a New Policy Brief from the South Centre 
 
Setting the pillars to enforce corporate human rights obligations stemming from international law
 


The South Centre is pleased to announce the publication of Policy Brief No. 56 entitled "Setting the pillars to enforce corporate human rights obligations stemming from international law", authored by Daniel Uribe, Researcher for the Global Governance for Development Programme (GGDP) of the South Centre.
The release of the Zero Draft of the Legally Binding Instrument to Regulate, in International Human Rights Law, the Activities of Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises by the Chairperson of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Business and Human Rights (OEIGWG), is likely to revive discussions on the recognition of corporate entities as subjects of international law. The present brief examines corporate entities’ human rights obligations in the context of the Zero Draft, taking into account the views and comments presented during the first three sessions of the OEIGWG and the need to advance the discussion on those entities’ obligations under international law.

Il est fort possible que la publication, par le président du groupe de travail intergouvernemental à composition non limitée (OEIGWG), de l’avant-projet d’instrument juridiquement contraignant visant à réglementer les activités des sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises au regard du droit international des droits humains ravive les débats concernant la reconnaissance des entreprises comme sujets de droit international. Le présent rapport examine les obligations des entreprises en matière de droits humains dans le cadre de l’avant-projet, en tenant compte des points de vue et des observations présentés pendant les trois premières sessions du groupe de travail intergouvernemental et en soulignant la nécessité de faire progresser les discussions sur les obligations qui s’imposent à ces entités en vertu du droit international.

Es posible que la publicación por parte del presidente del Grupo de trabajo intergubernamental de composición abierta sobre las empresas transnacionales y otras empresas comerciales en materia de derechos humanos (OEIGWG), del borrador preliminar del instrumento jurídicamente vinculante para reglamentar las actividades de las empresas transnacionales y otras empresas en el derecho internacional de los derechos humanos, reactive los debates sobre el reconocimiento de las entidades empresariales como sujetos de derecho internacional. En este Informe sobre políticas se analizan las obligaciones en materia de derechos humanos de las entidades empresariales según el planteamiento del borrador preliminar, teniendo en cuenta las opiniones y observaciones presentadas en las primeras tres sesiones del OEIGWG y la necesidad de proseguir los debates sobre las obligaciones de dichas entidades en virtud del derecho internacional.

To access the policy brief directly, go to this webpage: https://www.southcentre.int/policy-brief-56-october-2018/

To access the South Centre website, where you can also find other policy briefs, publications and news items, go to: http://www.southcentre.int.

 

 
South Centre
Chemin du Champ d’Anier 17
PO Box 228
1211 Geneva 19
Switzerland
Telephone: (41 22) 791 8050
Fax: (41 22) 798 8531
Email: south@southcentre.int

NNDR Conference 8-10 May 2019

Welcome to the NNDR (Nordic Network on Disability Research) conference 8 – 10 May in Copenhagen http://www.nndr2019.org/ 
·         Deadline for proposals for a symposia is 1 November 2018

·         Deadline for abstracts for papers is 3 December 2018

 
NNDR conferences are held biannually and rotate between the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland).
NNDR is a multidisciplinary network of dsability researchers  interested in cultural, societal and environmental dimensions of disability and marginalization.
 

I look forward to see you in Copenhagen next spring.
 
Best wishes,
Rannveig
 
~b159921

Rannveig Traustadóttir, Professor and Director
Centre for Disability Studies
University of Iceland

{RCB Working Group List} Fwd: [Conservation Connection] ICCB 2019 Call for Proposals!

Call for Proposals for the 2019 International Congress for Conservation Biology!
Proposals for Symposia, Short Courses, Workshops & Discussion Groups due 19 November

The Society for Conservation Biology is excited to announce the Call for Proposals for Symposia, Short Courses, Workshops and Discussion Groups for its 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) to be held 21 - 25 July 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
 
All proposals must be submitted electronically by 19 November 2018, 23:59 CET (UTC/ GMT + 1 hours). Use the links below to submit your proposal.
Symposium
Short Course
Workshop
Discussion group
Complete instructions for submitting proposals are available in the ICCB 2019 Program Proposal Submission Guide. The selection process is highly competitive and only proposals submitted electronically through the submission sites will be considered. Decisions will be made by mid-December 2018.

The theme for ICCB 2019 is Conservation Beyond Boundaries: Connecting biodiversity with communities, government, and stakeholders. Click here for more on the ICCB theme and mascot.
 
Follow ICCB on Twitter and Facebook for the latest ICCB 2019 news and updates! Use the hashtag #ICCB2019 in your tweets and posts!
 
Questions? Contact ICCBteam@conbio.org

Please announce: Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Justice & Human Rights for 2019-2020 at Arizona State University-West

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Justice and Human Rights
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with expertise in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) for the Academic Year 2019-2020, with a possibility of a second year based on availability of funds. There is the possibility of a start date as early as Spring 2019. This scholar will be expected to conduct his or her own independent program of research, teach 1 SJHR course per academic year, and mentor B.A. and M.A. students. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Social Justice and Human Rights faculty, whose research and teaching is centered around the following themes—Migration and Refugees, Gender in Comparative Context, and International Law.
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and new programs. Since Fall 2017, the School has added eight new tenure- track faculty, two new postdoctoral scholars, four new lecturers and a new School Director. The current position is part of emerging Social Justice and Human Rights initiatives at ASU, which include the possible development of a Global Human Rights Center and the potential creation of a Ph.D. program. The School is presently home to very successful campus-based undergraduate and Masters programs in Social Justice and Human Rights. And, now it is pursuing the ability to offer digital immersion graduate programs in this same field.
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a doctoral degree in sociology, political science, anthropology or related field by the time of appointment; and, b) a record reflecting training and experience relevant to the field of social justice and human rights.
Desired Qualifications: a) empirical and normative research experience and interests that align with current faculty expertise in migration and refugees, gender in a comparative context, and/or international law and organizations; b) prior evidence of rigorous research activities fitting for the postdoctoral level; c) a demonstrated ability to teach B.A. and/or M.A. students in this field; and, d) an interest in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research.
More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/directory/sbs; more information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at http://newcollege.asu.edu.
ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty; one that is reflective of contemporary America.
Deadline: November 15, if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.
Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online.
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11958
Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a research statement; and, 4) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis
protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX .

Higher Education Service-Learning Symposium "21st Century Service-Learning Model for Inclusive Growth"

Dear S-L Friends,

You are cordially invited to attend the Higher Education Service-Learning Symposium on 12 November 2018, organized by Lingnan University’s Office of Service-Learning (OSL).
 
Service-Learning encompasses a transformational education model. In response to the needs of the 21st-century, it is essential to equip University students with practical skills, a broad base of interdisciplinary knowledge, and interpersonal competence. The theme of the Symposium is “21st Century Service-Learning Model for Inclusive Growth”. Presidents and senior officials from higher education institutions, student leaders, and community partners from Hong Kong and the region are invited to attend and showcase exemplary Service-Learning initiatives and create a potential network for sustainable global Service-Learning impact.
 
Date: 12 November, 2018 (Monday)
Time: 09:30-17:00
Venue: The CityView Hotel, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Symposium Highlights:
•             Opening & Keynote Speeches
o             Education in the 21st Century
by Prof. MOK Ka Ho Joshua, Vice-President, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
o             The Global Talent Development through Service-Learning
by Dr. Gulmira Kurganbayeva, Rector, Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan
•             Panel Discussion: Tech-Innovation and Global Citizenship Education
by Mr. Howard LING, Chief Consultant, Social Enterprise Business Centre
& Dr. Cecilia CHAN, Head of Professional Development, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong
 
•             Parallel Breakout Sessions: (1) Global Innovation in A Sustainable City; (2) Startup and Inclusive Entrepreneurship; (3) Collaboration with the Belt and Road Initiative
•             Post-Symposium Activities: Workshops, field visits, and thematic discussion with Lingnan faculty members will be arranged after the symposium (13th to 16th November 2018)
 
We would be most grateful if you and your staff could join us by completing the Online Registration Form by 22-October, 2018 (Monday).
Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Chloe SIU at py3siu@Ln.edu.hk or 852-2616-8178. We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong!
 
[About the Symposium] The Higher Education Service-Learning Symposium 2018 is funded under the Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme, and organized by the Office of Service-Learning of Lingnan University to promote knowledge exchange among higher education institutions and community partners, and to identify and stimulate discussions on important issues pertaining to Service-Learning. Attached please find the symposium details.
 
[About OSL] The Office of Service-Learning of Lingnan University was established in 2006 to spearhead the Service-Learning movement within and beyond Hong Kong. It emphasizes the need to create new alignments of higher education’s capacities and to assume new responsibilities, promotes innovative and transformative teaching and learning models, strengthens the connectivity between different stakeholders, and nurtures socially conscious young entrepreneurs through its unique liberal arts education.
Best,
Office of Service-Learning, 
Lingnan University, Hong Kong



Lingnan University Hong Kong  
Transformation For Life 


ICANN News Alert -- Request for Proposal: EBERO Services

News Alert

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-17-en

Request for Proposal: EBERO Services
17 October 2018
LOS ANGELES – 17 October 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced it is seeking one or more partners to provide Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO) services. The ICANN organization's EBERO program is intended to ensure protection of registrants in the event of a registry failure. Ensuring the successful transfer of a failing generic top-level (TLD) aligns with the ICANN org's objective to support a healthy, stable, and resilient unique identifier ecosystem and is consistent with its mission and bylaws.

There are currently three EBERO service providers who have partnered with the ICANN org to provide 24/7 on-call, emergency services in the event of a gTLD registry operator failure.

Since the original Request for Information (RFI) in 2011, the industry has significantly matured. The ICANN org seeks to align the requirements of an EBERO service provider with its understanding of the market for emergency back-end registry support services. Additionally, as part of its procurement policy to periodically review vendor contracts, the ICANN org is conducting an open RFP. This means that in addition to prospective new providers, the existing EBERO service providers will also be required to submit proposals in order to be eligible to continue as an EBERO service provider.

The primary objective of this RFP is to identify one or more providers suitable to support the ICANN org's ability to respond to and coordinate the emergency recovery of a gTLD registry. The ICANN org intends to identify one or more providers in regions where the largest number of New gTLD Program registries are currently based —Asia Pacific, European, and North American regions. Additional considerations include sharing a mutual responsibility to Internet users in their desire to ensuring the stability of the Internet.

For a complete overview and timeline for the RFP, please click here [PDF, 97 KB].

Indications of interest must be emailed to: EBEROServices-rfp@icann.org by 23:59 UTC on 05 November 2018. Complete proposals must be electronically submitted by 16:00 UTC on 3 December 2018 using the ICANN org sourcing (RFP) tool, access to which will be granted after receipt of an indication of interest to the email address above.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.


Innovating the Future of Water Begins at ACE19

registration starts now!

Come to ACE19 in Denver, Colorado to connect with global water experts on every segment of the water industry. This is your opportunity to explore innovative, real-time solutions and new insights to help solve today’s water challenges.

Don’t miss your chance to absorb the knowledge of hundreds of water industry thought leaders and research new technologies and applications − all in one place.

We are excited to launch a new conference website with improved navigation to make your registration experience the best it can be. Be sure to check back in the Spring for new updates on the professional program, keynotes and events to find out what’s happening in water now and where the future of water will take us in the years ahead.  

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Book a Room

AWWA provides a hassle-free booking experience for attendees by offering negotiated substantial discounts at several Denver hotels close to the conference.   

For more information on where the hotels are located, check out our housing map. 

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workshops/facility tours

ACE workshops offer the opportunity to delve deeper into the topics that are most relevant to you.

Add a tour to your registration and get an insider's view of some of the most state-of-the-art facilities in Denver.

Space is limited for workshops and tours. Reserve your spot today!

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Job Announcement: Part-Time Faculty in Media Studies at North Central College

Job Announcement: Part-time faculty in Media Studies at North Central College*

The Department of Communication and Media Studies in the College of Arts 
and Sciences at North Central College invites applications for part-time 
faculty to teach the following courses in our winter term: Introduction 
to New Media, Digital Writing and Mass Media and Society. Winter term 
begins January 2, 2019 and runs through March 13, 2019.

A Master’s Degree and college-level teaching experience is required. 
Relevant professional experience is desired.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive 
liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west 
of Chicago in Naperville. The College is in a period of growth with the 
addition of a $60 million Science Center opened in March 2017. The 
campus is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is 
next to downtown Naperville. For more information, please visit: 
http://www.noctrl.edu.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and 
the names and contact information for three references online. Link to 
apply online at: https://northcentralcollege.peopleadmin.com/postings/5643

For further information, please email Dr. Steve Macek, Chair of 
Communication and Media Studies at shmacek@noctrl.edu 
.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until all 
courses are staffed.

AHRC Midlands4Cities Opportunities at CAMEo Research Institute

CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies is delighted 
to invite applications from students for AHRC Midlands4Cities funding. **

*AHRC Midlands4Cities funding for UK/EU students*

The AHRC-funded _Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership 
_(M4C) brings 
together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the 
professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and 
humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the 
University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of 
Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort 
University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

M4C is awarding up to80 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 
2019 through an open competition and 11 Collaborative Doctoral Awards 
(CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner 
organisationsin the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

The *CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies *at 
the*University of Leicester *is inviting applications from students 
whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise in:

   * Cultural, creative and media industries
   * Cultural and media policy
   * Cultural work and employment
   * Cultural production and consumption
   * Media texts and trends

For more details on CAMEo research interests please go to: 
https://www2.le.ac.uk/institutes/cameo

The deadline for M4C funding applications is *14 January 2019 (noon)*, 
by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have 
ensured that two academic references are submitted using the 
Midlands4Cities online reference form.

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and 
CDA projects, and for dates of Midlands4CitiesNovember application 
writing workshops, please visit 
_https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk 
_ or contact 
_enquiries@midlands4cities.ac.uk _



Conference - "Regarding the Pain of Others. What emotions have to do in the History of Humanitarian Images?"

Conference - "Regarding the Pain of Others. What emotions have to do in 
the History of Humanitarian Images?"

A workshop organised by the Institute for Ethics, History, and the 
Humanities (iEH2), and the Geneva Center for Education and Research in 
Humanitarian Action (CERAH), University of Geneva

4-5 July, 2019, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Taking the title of Susan Sontag’s seminal work as a starting point, 
this workshop aims at re-opening an old debate about the potentialities 
of exhibiting other’s suffering in order to promote a culture of peace, 
prevent war and/or resolve conflict. Sontag concluded in her book that 
images of atrocities had led the Global North to a form of exhaustion, 
also called compassion fatigue, which has been criticised more recently 
as a myth. Yet, images remain today the main strategy of humanitarian 
organisations to raise awareness and funds.

In this workshop we would like to propose considering the importance of 
images (not only photographs, but also drawings as well as motion 
pictures) within the long-term history of humanitarianism, in order to 
explore the role of emotions in shaping and mobilising public opinion. 
More particularly, we encourage scholars to think about the ways through 
which humanitarian images affect us as material objects that have 
expressive effects related to the circuits, places or circumstances in 
which they are exhibited. This perspective gives us the possibility to 
read humanitarian images as cultural, social and political practices 
implemented by actors (individual or collective) in a specific 
historical context. By engaging emotions with images, we seek to 
understand what they have done in the history of humanitarian relief, 
rather than merely looking at the meaning of their visual representations.

Therefore, we invite scholars working on the history of humanitarian 
images, who are interested in analysing their performative and material 
entanglements with emotions, to send a 300-word proposal and a short 
biography by December, 14, 2018 to regardingthepainofothers@gmail.com

For all speakers who are invited to present papers at the conference, 
the organizing committee will cover the travelling and accommodation costs.

_Organising Committee_
- Valérie Gorin (CERAH, University of Geneva/Graduate Institute)
- Marie Leyder (iEH2/Institute of Gender Studies, University of Geneva)
- Dolores Martín-Moruno (iEH2, University of Geneva)
- Gian Marco Vidor (iEH2, University of Geneva)

_Scientific Committee_
- Roland Bleiker (University of Queensland, Australia)
- Emma Hutchison (University of Queensland, Australia)
- Jo Labanyi (New York University, USA)
- Beatriz Pichel (De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)
- Davide Rodogno (Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland)


Sweden Ukraine Bioenergy Cooperation Forum: Final Reminder and Agenda

World Bioenergy Association is pleased to invite you all to the 'Sweden Ukraine Bioenergy Cooperation Forum' to be held on October 23, 2018 at World Trade Centre (Room - Casablanca) in Stockholm, Sweden. 

The forum will discuss the development of renewable and bioenergy sector and its contribution in replacing fossil fuels to meet energy and climate goals in Ukraine with speakers representing civil society, private sector, consultancies and financing agencies. 

Agenda

08.30   Registrations Open 
-
09.00   Welcome and Introductions
Remigijus Lapinskas, President, World Bioenergy Association, Lithuania
-
09:10   Overview of Sweden – Ukraine Cooperation 
Ihor Sagach, Ambassador, Embassy of Ukraine to Sweden  
Lisa Qvarfordt, Desk Officer, Dept. of Eastern Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
Olexandr Dombrovskyi, Member, Ukrainian Parliament, Ukraine
Sergiy Savchuk, Head of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving
Heinz Sjogren, Director, Swedish Ukraine Chamber of Commerce 
Natalya Pasichnyk, Director, Ukrainian Institute of Sweden
-
10:15   Bioenergy development in Sweden and Ukraine   
Gustav Melin, CEO, Swedish Bioenergy Association, Sweden        
Georgiy Geletukha, Head of Board, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Ukraine 
Gustaf Landahl, Head of Dept. (Env. and Health), City of Stockholm, Sweden**
-
10.45   Networking Break 
-
11:30   Technological Solutions for Biomass Conversion
Gunnar Henriksson, General Manager, Henriksson Salix AB, Sweden 
Ivan Nadein, Founder of Group of Companies Ukrteplo, Ukraine 
Per Ytterberg, Head of System Development, Fortum, Sweden**
Karl Weijke, Sales Bioenergy, Mantex AB, Sweden
-
12:30   Lunch Break                                     
-
14:15   Projects and Finance in Bioenergy Development  
Ulf Bojo, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation, Finland
Alarik Sandrup, Director, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Lantmännen AB, Sweden
Marie Bouvie, Senior Sustainability Consultant, WSP Group
Gunnar Bark, Senior Consultant, SWECO International       
Richard From, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Sweden**
-
15:30   End of Seminar

Registration is free, but mandatory. Please confirm your interest here: http://eepurl.com/dJAHAs

Regards
World Bioenergy Association
+46 8 441 70 84
info@worldbioenergy.org
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"The Web that Was" conference: - cfp

The deadline for submissions for the conference "The Web that Was: 
Archives, Traces, Reflections" (June 19-21, 2019, University of 
Amsterdam) has been extended to October 24, 2018. Don't forget to submit 
your abstract! Please pass this along to colleagues or graduate students 
who may be interested!

*** The Web that Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections ***

A three-day conference, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 
19-21, 2019. The third biennial RESAW (Research Infrastructure for the 
Study of Archived Web Materials) conference. Organized by the University 
of Amsterdam.

*** Submissions Open ***

Submissions are now open for The Web that Was (RESAW19) and you can 
upload your submission here: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=resaw19 Please read the 
conference-specific instructions linked at the top of the submission 
form. Help with the conference tool can be found here: 
https://easychair.org/help/how_to_submit.

The extended deadline for submissions is October 24, 2018, 23:59 GMT+1.

*** Keynote speakers ***

Megan Ankerson, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, University 
of Michigan
Wendy Chun, Canada 150 Research Chair, Simon Fraser University
Florian Cramer, Professor of Applied Research, Rotterdam University of 
Applied Sciences
Olia Lialina, Professor of New Media, Merz Akademie
Fred Turner, Harry and Norman Chandler Professor and Chair of the 
Department of Communication, Stanford University

*** Special event ***

The conference will host a lecture-performance by Geert Lovink 
(Institute of Network Cultures, Hogeschool van Amsterdam) and guests on 
the history and preservation of Amsterdam’s early internet culture.

*** Call for contributions ***

As the first generation of web users goes grey, it’s clear that the 
internet they remember is no longer around. The early web is now simply 
another object of nostalgia. Tech anniversaries are a dime a dozen, 
while once cool digital aesthetics have made several ironic comebacks. 
All of this reinforces a sense that we’ve left behind a digital history 
that was as clunky and slow as it was idealistic and naïve.

How can we rethink this relationship to the web’s past and the past web? 
This question is crucial today as the open web continues to lose ground 
to platforms and apps. How can this history be reconstructed and 
re-evaluated, and how are web archives and web histories impacted by 
technological change? What do traditional problems of preservation and 
historiography look like at scale? And what stories capture the diverse 
transformations and continuities that mark nearly 30 years of web history?

There is of course no single web history, materially or conceptually 
speaking. There is instead a politics of archives, technologies and 
discourses that needs to be uncovered. How can we expand our view of web 
history beyond Silicon Valley and celebrated cases? And how can we 
reveal the technological, social and economic contexts that have shaped 
not just the present web, but how we access its past? What role do 
archives play in uncovering the histories of the web, platforms and 
apps, as well as their production and usage contexts?

This conference aims to bring together scholars, archivists and artists 
interested in preserving, portraying and otherwise engaging with the web 
that was. In addition to paper submissions, we invite proposals for 
audiovisual installations, posters, software demos, or other media that 
connects to the conference themes.

Submissions in the form of an abstract may relate to, but are not 
limited by, the following topics:

* Web and internet histories
* Historicizing the web and digital culture
* Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and critiquing periodizations
* Past futures and paths not taken
* Platformization and the changing structure of the web
* Social imaginaries of the early web
* Archives and access
* Research methods for studying the archived web
* Methods for platform and app histories
* Ethics of (studying) web archives
* Technicity of web archives
* Software histories
* Archived audiences and histories of internet use
* Identity, intersectionality and web history
* Digital activism and web history
* Histories of net criticism
* Media industries and their online histories
* Web histories elsewhere: forgotten and marginalized web cultures
* Realtime, time travel and other web temporalities
* Future histories and the archive of tomorrow

*** Submissions ***

Submissions are welcomed from all fields and disciplines, and we would 
particularly encourage postgraduate students and early career 
researchers to participate.

* Individual papers of 20 minutes length (750-word abstract and a short 
author bio of 100-150 words).
* Panel sessions consisting of three individual papers, introduced by a 
chair (750-word abstract for each paper, a brief description of 300 
words of the purpose of the panel, and a short author bio of 100-150 
words for each speaker).
* Posters, demonstrations, and audio/video/interactive installations 
(short abstract of no more than 300 words, a list of A/V or other 
requirements, and a short author bio of 100-150 words)
* Workshops (a 500-word rationale for the workshop, including discussion 
of why the topic lends itself to a workshop format, and a short author 
bio of 100-150 words for the workshop organiser(s)).

Deadline for submission is 19 October 2018.

Acceptance will be on the basis of double-blind peer review.

*** Timetable ***

May 2018 – dates out
June 2018 – first call for papers
July 2018 – second call for papers
August 2018 – third call for papers
September 2018 – final call for papers and submissions open
24 October 2018 – submission of abstracts
December 2018 – notification of acceptance
19–21 June 2019 – conference

*** Organizing Committee ***

Anne Helmond, University of Amsterdam, NL
Michael Stevenson, University of Amsterdam, NL

In collaboration with the RESAW Conference Committee:
Niels Brügger, Aarhus University, DK (organiser 2015)
Jane Winters, University of London, UK (organiser 2017)
Valérie Schafer, University of Luxembourg, LU (coming organiser 2021)

*** Program Committee ***

Susan Aasman, University of Groningen, NL
Gerard Alberts, University of Amsterdam, NL
Megan Ankerson, University of Michigan, USA
Anat Ben-David, The Open University of Israel, IL
Josephine Bosma, independent art critic and theorist, NL
Sally Chambers, Ghent University, BE
Frédéric Clavert, C2DH Luxembourg
Annet Dekker, University of Amsterdam, NL
Matthew Fuller, Goldsmiths, UK
Sophie Gebeil, Aix-Marseille University, FR
Robert W. Gehl, University of Utah, USA
Daniel Gomes, arquivo.pt, PT
Stefania Milan, University of Amsterdam, NL
Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo, CA
Francesca Musiani, CNRS, FR
Claude Mussou, Ina, FR
Janne Nielsen, Aarhus University, DK
Camille Paloque-Berges, CNAM, FR
Thomas Poell, University of Amsterdam, NL
Bernhard Rieder, University of Amsterdam, NL
Marta Severo, University of Paris Nanterre, FR
Kees Teszelszky, Koninklijke Bibliotheek/Royal Library, NL
Fred Turner, Stanford University, USA
Peter Webster, Webster Research & Consulting, UK
Katrin Weller, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, DE

*** Sponsors ***

The conference is financed in part by the Netherlands Organisation for 
Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the research program Innovational 
Research Incentives Scheme Veni in connection with the projects “The Web 
that Was” (275-45-006) and “App ecosystems: A critical history of apps” 
(275-45-009).

*** Contact ***

Website: https://www.thewebthatwas.net
Email: organizers@thewebthatwas.net


Open Society Grants



 Open Society Foundations
Graduate Scholarships at Central European University
Application Deadline:  January 31, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for master’s and doctoral scholarships at Central European University (CEU). 

CEU brings together students and faculty from some 100 countries to exchange ideas in an open and dynamic community in the heart of Europe. Listed among the top 100 universities worldwide by Quacquarelli Symonds in a variety of subjects, CEU offers world-class master’s and doctoral programs in English to address the key issues of the 21st century. Besides interdisciplinary courses taught by an outstanding faculty, the university boasts a highly research-intensive learning environment and a remarkable student/faculty ratio of eight-to-one.

CEU is accredited in the United States and Hungary, and is supported by the Open Society Foundations.

Learn more and apply online.


ISES webinar invitation: Powering Renewables - Women in Solar Energy

You are invited to join ISES for the webinar on Women in Solar Energy on November 8, 2018 at 2pm GMT!

As the largest international solar organization worldwide, ISES is committed to equality and sees it as one of the integral pillars to a successful energy transition. Women have held leading positions within ISES, as presidents, board members and team members - working as engineers, researchers, developers they have shaped the ISES profile and together with their colleagues contributed to the success of ISES on a global scale.

This technical and engaging webinar on women in solar energy will be the first of a two-part series on this topic ISES. In the October webinar, the invited speakers will talk about their careers, personal experiences working in solar energy, running solar businesses and founding new networks. This webinar will also introduce the Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition and the IRENA Gender Study collecting data on gender and renewable energy.

To join the webinar, register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9032332285509819395?source=Energy-L

Save-the-Date for the Austrian Climate Change Workshop, 31.1.2019: Advancing the Sustainable Finance Agenda

 
Please save the date for the forthcoming Austrian Climate Change Workshop focusing on advancing the sustainable finance agenda. Taking place in early 2019 at Kommunalkredit Group’s conference facilities close to Vienna’s city centre, the event will be hosted by Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) and is organized in close cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism.
The event aims to contribute to the re-orientation of private capital to sustainable and especially climate-relevant projects through providing a communication platform for constructive exchange between public sector and financial market actors on the following main topics:
 
Key elements of the proposed regulatory framework to foster enabling conditions for sustainable finance on the European level, including the sustainability taxonomy, ESG integration in the financial decision-making process, as well as transparency and disclosure provisions,
 

Innovative approaches to gauge climate relevant risks in investment and lending portfolios through climate scenario analysis and other tools,
 

Best practices in sustainable finance by the investment and banking sector, highlighting client engagement, forward looking business development, disclosure of climate-relevant information, and latest initiatives aiming at advancing sustainable finance beyond European borders.
High-level speakers from European and national authorities, institutional investors, asset managers, investment funds, think tanks, consulting firms and civil society organisations will share and discuss their insights with the audience through focused presentations and panel discussions.
 
Key information
Event date: Thursday, 31 January 2019 (9.30 – 17:00, followed by networking dinner)
Venue: Kommunalkredit Group, Tuerkenstrasse 9, 1092 Vienna – Austria
Participation fee: EUR 200, - including all meals and dinner
Further information:
Selma Herco s.herco@kommunalkredit.at;
Martin Gauss m.gauss@kommunalkredit.at
 
A more detailed agenda including a link for registration will be available by end of November 2018. Places are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
About Kommunalkredit Public Consulting:
KPC provides advisory services at the nexus of climate change, energy and finance. KPC manages state environmental support schemes in Austria channeling several hundred million Euros annually on behalf of its public clients to green Austria’s economy.  KPC draws on its experience of managing Austria’s carbon purchase programme and Austria’s climate finance initiatives since 2003 and is involved in several climate and sustainable finance projects for its international clients.
 
With kind regards,
 
Martin Gauss
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Martin Gauss
Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department

Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH
1092 Vienna, Tuerkenstrasse 9, Austria
Tel.  +43 1/31 6 31 224  Fax. +43 1/31 6 31 99224
Mobile: +43 664 80 31631 224
m.gauss@kommunalkredit.at
www.kpc-consulting.at
 
Save-the-Date for the Austrian Climate Change Workshop 2019
 
 

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Your Invite Oct. 29th: Thinking Strategically About Human Rights Challenges in Negotiations with North Korea


 Thinking Strategically About Human Rights Challenges in Negotiations with North Korea

Featuring
Jung Pak, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, Brookings Institution

Greg Scarlatoiu 
Executive Director, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Dan Aum 
Director of the Washington, D.C. Office , National Bureau for Asian Research

Hosted by
Olivia Enos 
Policy Analyst, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation


 
Prior to the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the international community underscored the need to raise human rights concerns in negotiations with North Korea. Despite President Trump’s focus on North Korea’s human rights challenges at the State of the Union and notable meetings with North Korean refugees, human rights were seemingly left out of the conversation in Singapore. Since that time, the U.S. government has said little on human rights issues and reports from South Korea indicate that human rights are not a priority there either. The prospect of a second summit between Trump and Kim is an opportunity where the administration can and should express concerns over Kim Jong-un’s egregious human rights track record. Join us for a conversation on how and why raising human rights issues advances U.S. national security objectives. 
 
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Auditorium  
214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
RSVP to attend in person
Watch Online - registration not required to watch online  
Media inquiries call (202) 675-1761

The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE | Washington, D.C. 20002 | (800) 546-2843


Invitation to IPID ICT4D Seminar


International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID)
Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe invited you to "IPID ICT4D Seminar".

You are welcome to participate in ipid's seminar on "Framing, Writing and Disseminating ICT4D Research". The seminar will be blended (online and offline).

When: Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at 10am - 12pm 
Where: Stockholm University, Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, Borgarfjordsgatan 12 (Nodhuset), Kista Campus, Stockholm (Room L30)

For more details, follow the link below:
http ://groupspaces . com/ipid/item/1191895New webinars, trainings, and statistics are available from our partner agencies.

 
Register Now
 

King Baudouin Foundation: e-news KBF in Europe


Call: The quality of public discourse in Europe
The newly-established Civitates fund supports European civil societies in analysing the effect of digitisation on the quality of public discourse in Europe, improving the functioning of the digital information ecosystem and its regulatory environment through advocacy initiatives.
+ MORE
 EPIM evaluation: Alternatives to detention in Europe
Read about the evaluation of the three EPIM-funded ‘Alternatives to Detention’ pilot projects in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Poland.
+ MORE
 Call: TIMBERLAND urban greening grant programme My PlayGreen arrives in Berlin
My Playgreen – managed by KBF – will reward urban greening projects in Berlin aimed at children and teenagers with grants of up to €5,000.
+ MORE

 Congratulations to our partner Dr Denis Mukwege
2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Denis Mukwege is a long-term partner of the King Baudouin Foundation and winner of the 2011 King Baudouin Development Prize.
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Job posting: Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow



Legal Scholarship Blog
Lectures
Posted: 12 Oct 2018 02Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Governance, Shandong University (Qingdao)

Qualifications: Seeking outstanding candidates with substantive research interests in all areas of research on governance. Rank open. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree and a track record of research in a relevant area of the Faculty, preferably from leading research universities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Candidates should demonstrate academic excellence in one or more of the following areas: economics, environmental studies, political science, psychology, public administration, sociology, urban studies, interdisciplinary programs or other related disciplines. 

Successful applicants are expected to be able to conduct research, teach, and publish in both Chinese and English. The appointees will be primarily based in the Institute of Governance (Qingdao Campus of Shandong University) but will have the opportunity to teach in relevant disciplines. A competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.

 Application Procedure: Please send application materials (cover letter, CV, electronic copy of Ph.D. diploma, and writing samples) by email to iog@sdu.edu.cn and mark the e-mail subject as “Name + Applications for Institute of governance”. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Additional application materials such as statement of research/teaching and references will be requested at a later stage, as needed.

 About Shandong University, China:  The flagship university of Shandong Province (pop. 100 million in 2018), Shandong University (SDU) is a public comprehensive university directly supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education. A member of national elite research university initiatives Project 211 and Project 985, Shandong University is part of China’s Double First-Class University initiative. Fifteen disciplines of SDU rank among the top 1% in the ESI Ranking. With campuses in Jinan, Qingdao, and Weihai, SDU has launched a series of programs to recruit outstanding scholars.

 About the Institute of Governance of Shandong University: Located on the Qingdao campus of Shandong University, the Institute of Governance was formally launched in 2017. It builds on strong foundations of international collaboration with leading research universities in the U.S. and Europe. The Institute has a significant social survey component and promotes quality research on major aspects of governance in China from a comparative and global perspective. Website: http://www.iog.sdu.edu.cn/



Legal Scholarship Blog



Legal Scholarship Blog
Lectures
Posted: 12 Oct 2018 02:00 AM PDT
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Gregory S. Alexander, A. Robert Noll Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, presents: Louise Woodruff’s Ghost: Historic Preservation and the Right to Destroy, as part of the Global Land and Resources Colloquium. Registration required, here.

 


Colloquia/Workshops
Posted: 12 Oct 2018 02:00 AM PDT
University of San Diego School of Law
Kewei Hou, Ric Dillon Endowed Professor in Investments, Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, presents today as part of the Law and Finance Speaker Series.

University of San Diego School of Law
Amnon Reichman, Visiting Associate Professor of Comparative Civil Law, UC Berkeley School of Law, presents today as part of the Faculty Colloquium Series.


ODEP News Brief - October 12, 2018


Focus on Compliance
With the start of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, two components of the U.S. Department of Labor—the Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)—are helping raise awareness of disability-related nondiscrimination laws and regulations. OCI is a cross-agency effort that complements the Department's enforcement activities by strengthening and innovating compliance assistance outreach to provide employers and workers with access to information about their rights and responsibilities. OCI launched Worker.gov and Employer.gov, both of which address a range of employment issues, including disability nondiscrimination. ODEP continues to help employers comply with disability nondiscrimination laws through the Job Accommodation Network and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion.

• Read the News Release
• Visit Worker.gov
• Visit Employer.gov
• Learn about JAN
• Learn about EARN

JAN Monthly Webcast Series
Registration is open for the Job Accommodation Network’s 2018-2019 Monthly Webcast Series. Expert presenters will help employers refine the way they resolve accommodation situations. Topics include job accommodations for motor, sensory, psychiatric and cognitive issues, as well as disability inclusion, assistive technology basics, third-party vendors and accommodations, executive functioning accommodations in self-employment, wearable technology, and current events. The series also includes JAN’s annual update on the Americans with Disabilities Act. All registrants will receive training materials for each session, which will be sent via email prior to the scheduled event. These materials will be in an accessible format and may include Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe PDF files. All training events will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. EST and will last for one hour. Space is limited for these sessions so early registration is encouraged.

• Register for the JAN Monthly Webcast Series

Self-Employment Online Dialogue
The State Exchange on Employment and Disability is seeking ideas on policies that states can develop to support individuals with disabilities as they navigate the logistics of employment. Through the “Work Matters: Supporting Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship” online dialogue, taking place through November 2, SEED aims to gather feedback to build upon the state policy options presented in the “Work Matters” report. Specifically, insights are needed on policies that states can develop or implement to ensure that state workforce development systems support entrepreneurship and self-employment as viable employment options for people with disabilities.

• Participate in the “Work Matters: Supporting Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship” online dialogue

Competitive Integrated Employment Webinar — October 24 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
Competitive Integrated Employment is critical to achieving equal opportunity, full participation, and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. Join the LEAD Center’s “Promoting Competitive Integrated Employment: What You Can Do” webinar to learn about ways you can help expand opportunities for CIE in your community, where people with and without disabilities work side-by-side and are paid competitive salaries. Learn how your input can help to develop and implement federal and state policies that advance opportunities for CIE, such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule, state Employment First policies, and more. This webinar will offer suggestions for engagement and advocacy, including opportunities to educate students with disabilities, their families, and their teachers about CIE and the transition process. The webinar will also highlight the recently released LEAD Center brief “Five Ways You Can Help Expand Opportunities for Competitive Integrated Employment in Your Community.”

• Register for the “Promoting Competitive Integrated Employment: What You Can Do” webinar
• Read “Five Ways You Can Help Expand Opportunities for Competitive Integrated Employment in Your Community”

Customized Employment Blog
As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the LEAD Center published the blog “Customized Employment Helped Me Get a Job I Love,” which details author Brian Salewski’s experiences trying to get a paying job over the past 12 years and how Customized Employment helped him land a job with the Finance Department of Montgomery County, Maryland’s Health and Human Services. “Customized Employment is described as a ‘win-win’ situation; it helped me get a job I love, and my employer got a person who can do a specific job very well, if I say so myself. You can’t beat that!” said Brian.

• Read “Customized Employment Helped Me Get a Job I Love”

EFSLMP MOU Guide
The “Guide for Creating Successful Memorandums of Understanding,” based on best practices developed in states through the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program, will assist state agencies in writing multi-agency agreements in a timely manner. This guide provides a step-by-step process that walks agencies through MOU development by illustrating who should be at the table, key areas to include in an MOU, strategies for completing the MOU, and tips for implementing the MOU effectively.

• Read the “Guide for Creating Successful Memorandums of Understanding”

EARN Newsletter
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion released its October 4 newsletter. This issue highlights information on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network demonstration projects, Association Health Plans, and more. The Employer Spotlight features the National Institutes of Health.

• Read the EARN Newsletter

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INEE Weekly Jobs Listing, 12 October 2018


Job Opportunities
12 October 2018

The following new job openings have been added to INEE's website.
To view all current job listings, please visit www.ineesite.org/jobs.
  Forward Bulletin
Job Vacancies
Position Title  Organization  Location  Application Deadline
 
Education Cluster Coordinator Save the Children Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo  31 October 2018
Associate Education Officer (Monitoring)  UNHCR Copenhagen (HQ), Denmark  18 October 2018
Senior Education Officer (Emergencies)  UNHCR Copenhagen (HQ), Denmark  18 October 2018
Education Officer (Emergencies) UNHCR Nairobi (RSC), Kenya  18 October 2018
Education Officer (Data Management) UNHCR Copenhagen (HQ), Denmark  18 October 2018
Education Coordinator NRC Libya 18 October 2018
Child Protection Coordinator  Terre des hommes  Erbil/Bagdad - Iraq 1 November 2018
Education Technical Advisor Save the Children International Yemen 15 October 2018
To add a job vacancy to the INEE website: 
Login to your INEE account at www.ineesite.org/login.
Select 'Job Listings' from the 'Resources' dropdown menu, and click the 'Add a Job Listing' link.
Complete the form and click 'Submit.'
The job vacancy will appear on the INEE website following review and approval by the INEE Secretariat. Jobs must be posted by 15h00 CET on Thursday to be included in that week's Job's message. Contact jobs@ineesite.org if you have any questions or difficulties.

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Second CFP: British Association for South Asian Studies 2019


Welcome from Durham University, hosts for BASAS 2019


Please find attached, and below, the call for papers and panels


https://www.dur.ac.uk/anthropology/basas/


BASAS Annual Conference 2019: Call for Panels/Papers



3 - 5 April 2019, Durham University



The British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) will hold its annual conference 3 - 5 April 2019, at Durham University. We are pleased to confirm that Alpa Shah (LSE) has kindly agreed to give the keynote lecture.



We are now accepting panel and paper submissions for the 2019 conference. This year there is no specific theme for the conference - we invite proposals for both panels and independent papers from all humanities, arts, and social science disciplines, covering research across the breadth of South Asia.



Submission Guidelines:



Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at basas.2019@durham.ac.uk

by 1stNovember, 2018.



Panel proposals (150-200 word abstract)



Panel proposals are to be accompanied by individual paper abstracts for each of the proposed panel members (100-150 words). The panel organiser(s) should also arrange for a chair (who can be a panellist). Panels will last for 90 minutes with no more than 4 papers in each slot. It is advisable that proposals allow sufficient time for the presentation of papers as well as discussion.



Proposals should include:


Title of session:
Name, affiliation and contact details for session convenors:
Abstract outlining scope of session (150-200 words):



Please note: Incomplete panel proposals will not be accepted. Panel organisers are expected to have confirmed speakers and chair prior to submitting. The conference organisers may seek to add additional individual papers to accepted papers, in discussion with panel organisers.



Independent papers (100-150 word abstract)



Individual papers will be compiled into appropriate panels by the conference organisers in consultation with panel convenors.



Paper Proposals should include:

Title of paper:
Name, affiliation and contact details for presenter/s,
Abstract (100-150 words):





Deadline for submission of abstracts:



Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at basas.2019@durham.ac.uk


by 1st November 2018.



Please provide full contact details (mailing and emailing addresses) for your paper and/or for each member of your panel.





Panel proposal form

Title of session:


Name, affiliation and contact details for session convenor/s:


Abstract outlining scope of session (150-200 words):





Paper Proposals form



Title of paper:


Name, affiliation and contact details for presenter/s,


Abstract (100-150 words):


RLI Lecture Series: Current Thinking in Refugee Law


The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) is pleased to be hosting a new Lecture Series this year, exploring 'Current Thinking in Refugee Law'.

Recent discussions surrounding refugee law have largely concentrated on procedural developments. But the substantive law has not stood still. The boundaries of refugee status remain one of the most important aspects of the protection afforded to forced migrants by international and domestic law.

In this lecture series, two of the foremost thinkers in refugee law, Mark Symes (Garden Court Chambers) and Hugo Storey (Judge of Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber), present a series of four discussions addressing the key constituents of refugee status.

All lectures are held in London, and are free and open to the public. Registration is available through our website: https://rli.sas.ac.uk/events 

Details of the events are below.

____________________________________________

Well Founded Fear
23 October 2018, 6pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Persecution and Convention Reason
4 December 2018, 6pm | Court Room, Senate House, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

State Protection and Internal Relocation
10 January 2019, 6pm | Room G16, Senate House

How Do the Elements of the Refugee Definition Fit Together?
6 February 2019, 6pm | Court Room, Senate House


Susan Reardon-Smith
Academic Support Officer
Refugee Law Initiative
School of Advanced Study | University of London | Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK
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Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Employer Practices for Individuals with Disabilities
UPCOMING WEBCAST
What is a Job Coach? An Overview of the Role of a Job Coach in the Workplace Part 2

Date: 10/16/2018, 2:00pm ET (15 minute webcast)

Presenter: April Lynch, B.S., VCU Employment Specialist

April Lynch In Part 2, we will talk about the process moving forward, after you have decided to hire an individual with different abilities. We will discuss what you can expect from a job coach, from the time a person is hired until the time they are independent in their position. Register Online (Registration is free.)

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October 2018
Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Employer Practices for Individuals with Disabilities
UPCOMING WEBCAST
What is a Job Coach? An Overview of the Role of a Job Coach in the Workplace Part 2

Date: 10/16/2018, 2:00pm ET (15 minute webcast)

Presenter: April Lynch, B.S., VCU Employment Specialist

April Lynch In Part 2, we will talk about the process moving forward, after you have decided to hire an individual with different abilities. We will discuss what you can expect from a job coach, from the time a person is hired until the time they are independent in their position. Register Online (Registration is free.)

Part 1 is available as an archive, View Part 1 Archive (Registration is free.)


China environment news Oct 8-14 - our weekly story picks


In our weekly news digest, chinadialogue selects stories on China and the environment from Chinese-language sources.
Event: Chatham House Climate Change Conference
Join timely climate discussions at Chatham House in London on 15-16 October with senior policymakers and sector experts. UK Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry MP is confirmed to speak.


Chinese experts respond to IPCC Special Report
The IPCC’s major report on the implications of 1.5 degrees of warming was picked up by several media outlets in China. Caixin captured responses from Chinese experts. Jiang Kejun, one of the Chinese authors of the report commented that it might be the most important report produced by the IPCC. He said that keeping to 1.5 degrees may be particularly important in China. Tsinghua professor Teng Fei pointed out that 1.5 isn’t far off, in fact, most regions in China are already experiencing it (see how in Carbon Brief’s great interactive map). Greenpeace research shows that the Tibetan plateau has warmed at a rate twice as fast as the global average, affecting glaciers in China that are the source of 10 major Asian rivers. Chinadialogue also published expert responses to the report.
Chinese expedition charts rapid Arctic Ocean acidification
Over the past 20 years, the “Snow Dragon” polar icebreaker and research vessel has undertaken nine scientific expeditions to the Arctic Ocean, reports the Science and Technology Daily. The ship recently returned to Shanghai after conducting an in-depth study on ocean acidification, which is soaring because of carbon dioxide emissions. It found that in the past 20 years, acidification in the Arctic Ocean has increased by 6.7 times the global average.
Drinking water clean-up behind schedule
The Ministry of Ecology and Environment says that more than 40% of the work to improve drinking water sources in provinces is behind schedule. The Paper reports that the ministry launched a campaign to clean up the sources in March, addressing 6,251 environmental problems caused by pollution in 1,586 water sources in 276 cities. The remediation is supposed to be 75% complete by the end of the year but so far 52 cities are less than halfway done and four cities haven’t done anything. Meanwhile, the Yangtze river belt is on track and Shanghai in particular is leading.
Seawater rice trial produces first results
Yuan Longping, the father of hybrid rice in China, is experimenting with a new variety of saline-alkali tolerant rice. chinadialogue reported on the strain in January. Now the first results are in according to The Paper. The trial in Qingdao ended with a yield of 261.39 kg per mu (1 mu = 1/15 hectare)  in the first year, which is about 40% of its theoretical yield of 669.24 kg. Experts at the centre who were interviewed said that this was within their expected range; their goal is to produce 300-500 kilogrammes per mu per year in three years time. If the rice strain is successful 300 million mu (200,000 square kilometres) of land with alkaline soil nationwide could potentially go into production, according to Xinhua.
 
 

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CfP Media Innovation and Social change: workshop & journal special issue



The Centre for Research on Media Innovations at the University of Oslo invites researchers to submit articles related to the area of Media Innovation and Social Change. Submissions will be peer reviewed and considered for publication in a special issue on this topic in the open-access Journal of Media Innovation. As part of the publication process, authors of accepted papers will be invited to participate in a workshop at the Department of Media and Communication, at the University of Oslo on 18-19 January, 2019. The workshop will focus on a collaborative review of accepted papers with the intention of developing them for publication in the special issue.

Contact: n.n.bhroin@media.uio.no
Read more: bit.ly/2QGpDEL

Key dates:
22 November 2018: Submissions of extended abstracts/draft papers (from 1500 to 6000 words)
30 November 2018: Notification of acceptance/rejection
18-19 January 2019: Workshop
1 May 2019: Submission of full and revised papers
1 November 2019: Publication of Special Issue (Online first available)

THEMES:
Research in the field of media innovations focus on understanding change as it relates to new players in the media landscape, new roles of media users, new business models and new media formats (cf. Storsul and Krumsvik, 2013). To date, studies of media innovations have primarily explored media innovations that occur within established media organizations and institutions, but not significantly explored the perspective of societal change. However, media innovations do have consequences for social processes, with particular regard to participation, empowerment and democracy. To date, the social implications of media innovations remain significantly under-researched. This Special Issue aims to address this research gap. We invite a range of theoretical and empirical research.

Published research articles will explore the relationship between media innovation and social change by focussing on topics such as: Media innovation and activism; Minority, marginalized or disadvantaged communities; User empowerment and user participation in Media Innovation; Media innovation and ethical dilemmas (including business ethical dilemmas); Media innovation and social movements; Media innovations that are initiated either wholly or partly outside of traditional media organizations; Media innovations and technological infrastructure for social change; and, governance and policy issues.

Keynote speaker:
The workshop will include a keynote lecture from Professor Christopher Csíkszentmihályi  - ERA CHAIR, Scientific Director, and Member of Faculty at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. Christopher works with Civic Media, Sociotechnical Systems, Robotics and Media Activism.

Editors:
Stefania Milan, Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and Associate Professor (II) of Media Innovation at the University of Oslo and Niamh Ni Bhroin; Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.


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JOIN US IN CELEBRATING NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH

"AMERICA'S WORKFORCE: EMPOWERING ALL"

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) cordially invites you to attend an event recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2018.

October 30, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20210

PLANNED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Alexander Acosta
U.S. Secretary of Labor

Jennifer Sheehy
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor
for Disability Employment Policy

Craig Leen
Acting Director
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Neil Romano
Chairman
National Council on Disability

In addition, DOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy will unveil the latest public service announcement, "Working Works," produced by its Campaign for Disability Employment. This PSA explores the many benefits of work and the important roles different people—including employers, colleagues, health-care providers and family members—play in supporting people who become ill or injured to stay in the workforce.

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 “A powerfully inspiring and motivating experience. Really enjoyed meeting such a diverse group of people and organizations from across the world...and feeling part of a community of like-minded optimists/realists in a fast changing world.” – Attendee 2018

Join us for Stanford Social Innovation Review’s 5th annual Data on Purpose conference, February 19th and 20th, 2019! 

SSIR will assemble leading experts and scholars to explore the nuances and challenges of working in today’s data- and technology-based world–and how these forces impact the important work we’re doing across the social sector. We will probe the complex challenges we face, and work together toward problem solving some of the larger issues surrounding data and technology.

Data on Purpose is a must-attend conference for anyone using data to transform how social sector organizations operate, interact with one another, and serve constituents. 

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AWID Jobs eNews: 8 October 2018

 
Senior Project Manager - Civi Society and Women's Empowerment
Organization: ParlAmericas | Deadline: 14 October 2018
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for establishing collaborative and effective working relationships with partner organizations to ensure that project activities are planned and implemented in accordance with: agreed-upon budgets, timelines, and performance targets, as well as financial, operational, security and other requirements of the Donor Agreement.

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Call for abstracts and panel proposals: AEJMC Midwinter Conference, 2019

 
AEJMC MIDWINTER CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA!
 
AEJMC MIDWINTER CONFERENCE 2019, March 1-2, 2019
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Oklahoma
 
Call for Paper Abstracts: The Commission on the Status of Women invites submissions of research paper abstracts of between 600 and 800 words (word count excludes author information and references) that are based on issues of gender and communication. The Commission welcomes papers in which gender is a main analytic focus and invite projects that use a variety of approaches and research methods, including but not limited to critical, empirical, ethnographic, historical, legal and semiotic analyses. Submissions should be done online and by December 1, 2018 at:http://bit.ly/midwinter19.
 
Call for Panels: CSW invites teaching, workshop or research panel proposals. Teaching panels should discuss teaching ideas, challenges, innovations, technologies, skills, etc. that are relevant to feminist teaching and/or considerations of gender in/out of the classroom. Workshops should involve specialized training in emerging and innovative skills and professional development. Research panels should focus on original, innovative and trending research on issues of gender and communication. Proposals should include an overview of the panel and must list panelists (3-4 presenters with a moderator, and, if desired, a respondent), indicating the affiliation, qualification and contribution of each presenter. Submissions for panels should be sent directly via email to  Sreyoshi Dey (srdey@syr.edu) Janet Kwami (janet.kwami@furman.edu). Please read the attached general call for the conference.
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General Call for Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposals:
The AEJMC Midwinter Conference is an annual forum for the presentation of research and debate in areas relevant to the AEJMC groups (divisions, interest groups and commissions) sponsoring the event. The conference provides a platform for presentations and extended discussions in a relaxed setting.
 
We are happy to host the upcoming conference again at the Gaylord College, University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma between March 1 and 2, 2019. Conference participants will be able to enjoy the College’s state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as many winter diversions outside the conference activities, including world-class museums and art galleries.
 
Paper abstract submissions: Authors are invited to submit research paper abstracts of between 600 and 800 words(word count excludes author information and references) appropriate to one of the Divisions or Interest Groups represented at the conference. Abstracts should give a clear sense of relevant literature, research objectives, methodological approach, stage of research project (conceptual, data gathering, data interpreting), findings and conclusions.
 
Submissions should be done online and by the December 1, 2018 deadline at: http://bit.ly/midwinter19
 
When submitting an abstract, please follow these steps: 
1.      Go to the conference website (http://bit.ly/midwinter19).
2.      In the “AEJMC Midwinter 2019 Login” box, click on “Sign up here” as new user if you have not used this service before. Otherwise, just log in using your existing login.
3.      It will take you to a sign-up wizard, which is self-explanatory and guided. Finish signing up by confirming your email address.
4.      Once the account is set up, sign in using your email address and password.
5.      To submit the abstract, click on “Create a new Paper Submission”, and select the division/interest group you want to submit your abstract to.
6.      The next step will require you to provide the title of the paper, an abstract (9,000 characters maximum). If your abstract’s character count exceeds 9,000 characters, you can also attach it as a doc or PDF file. However, you cannot leave the abstract box empty, write a brief abstract or keywords for your paper if you choose to upload it as an attachment.
7.      Next you can add additional authors, if there are any. You can add as many authors as you need.
8.      Finally, click the submit button to upload the abstract.
9.      You will get a confirmation message once the submission is completed.
10.  You can log in to the site at any time to check the status of your submission or if you need to edit something. You can only do this up to the submission deadline of December 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. You would not be able to make any changes to your submission after the deadline.
 
Note that authors can submit any specific paper abstract to only one participating group – submitting the same paper abstract to several groups will result in disqualification and withdrawal from the review process. Do not submit full papers but please ensure that abstracts are between 600 and 800 words; shorter abstracts (i.e., 75 words) don’t allow for adequate consideration with longer abstracts. Authors must ensure that they remove any identifying information from their document.
 
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid-January 2019. Papers presented at the midwinter conference are also eligible for presentation at the AEJMC national convention in August. Authors are encouraged to use the midwinter conference as an opportunity to get feedback on their research, to improve and finalize it for submission to the national conference.
 
Authors of accepted abstracts must submit complete papers (not exceeding 30 pages) to the discussant of their conference session at least two weeks before the midwinter conference. The midwinter chair for the relevant group will send authors the names and contact details of the discussant for their session.
 
At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the conference to present the paper. Failure to register by the deadline will result in authors’ names and papers being removed from the program. NO onsite registration will be available.
 
Some groups participating in the midwinter conference have award opportunities (e.g. for travel). Authors are encouraged to see the groups’ individual midwinter calls for details.
 
Panel submissions: In addition, the organizers are also inviting panel proposals. These panel proposals should NOT be done through the online abstract submission system. Instead, submissions for panels should be sent to the relevant midwinter chair directly via email (see list of participating AEJMC groups and the midwinter chair for each group below). The deadline for panel submissions is the same as for abstract submissions, December 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
 
Panel submissions should include the panel title, a description of the session’s focus, the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists (potential and confirmed), including affiliation. Proposals should not exceed two double-spaced pages.
 
The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, with easy access to the Will Rogers World Airport. Details on conference registration, hotel accommodation and airport transportation will be available athttp://www.ou.edu/gaylord.
 
For more information, please contact Elanie Steyn, Conference Site Host (elanie@ou.edu).

AEJMC 2019 Midwinter Chairs
 
Communication Technology Division
Hyosun Kim (Hyosun.Kim@uwsp.edu)
 
Commission on the Status of Women
Sreyoshi Dey (srdey@syr.edu)
Janet Kwami (janet.kwami@furman.edu)
 
Cultural and Critical Studies Division
Ruth DeFoster (defos002@umn.edu)
 
Entertainment Studies Interest Group
Gwen Nisbett (Gwen.Nisbett@unt.edu)
 
Graduate Student Interest Group
Aaron Atkins (da057916@ohio.edu)
 
International Communication Division
Sally Ann Cruikshank (sacruikshank@gmail.com)
 
Mass Communication & Society Division
Xi Cui (cuix@cofc.edu)
 
Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship Division
Kelly Kaufhold (kellykaufhold@txstate.edu)
 
Minorities and Communication Division
Rebecca Britt (rkbritt@ua.edu)

CFP: Round-table - Ethnography of Ordinary Worship Routines. Materiality, Spaces and Changes across Europe - SIEF April 2019

 
Here is the reminder of the call for paper for the round-table of the
Ethnology of Religion Working of the SIEF, in Santiago next April.
Please circulate and submit your proposal!

Cyril Isnart and Clara Saraiva



*SIEF2019 - Track Changes: Reflecting on a Transforming World*
*Santiago de Compostella 14-17 April 2019*

*Call for paper *
*Round-Table*
*Ethnography of Ordinary Worship Routines. Materiality, Spaces and Changes
across Europe *
*Ethnology of Religion Working Group*

*Dead-line: 15 October 2018*
Convenors

   - Cyril Isnart (Institut d'Ethnologie Méditerranéenne, Européenne et
   Comparative) email
   - Clara Saraiva (FLUL-University of Lisbon) email

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Short abstract

Anthropology today mainly focuses on uncommon religious sites, but
ordinary, classical worship routines also survive, or change due to social
and migration dynamics. What happens nowadays with worship routines and
what are the tools we can use to understand such discrete religious changes?
Long abstract

Anthropology, ethnology, and folklore have been focused on religious
activities and places, which were unusual, marginal, singular, or simply
out of the line with common and daily religious life. Ethnographies of
popular religion, ways of pilgrimage, international shrines, shared sites,
contested places, displaced religiosity, etc. give access to social,
symbolic, or cultural dynamics, functions, and structures in very
different, rich, and composite contexts.

However, ordinary worship routines follow their own path and also react to
social and historical events and transformations. Secularisation of
European societies, heritage politics, tourism flows, migration, religious
co-existence in urban regions, or new religious movements expressions
challenge daily religious practices and ordinary worship routines.

What are the ethnographic tools we can use to catch these discrete and
banal evolutions? What can we learn from the extensive literature on
extraordinary places of worship and alternative religions? What is the
legacy of classical folklore studies on popular religion?

Grounded on a series of European cases studies in a comparative
perspective, this round-table comes back on the power of ethnography to
describe and understand, the practices, places and material contexts of
daily religious activities.



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WCFIA Events | Week of October 7, 2018

   WCFIA EVENTS: Week of October 7, 2018
The following events are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and they are open to all unless otherwise noted. Visit our website for directions.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Politics
“The Scramble for Brazil: How Prison Gangs Colonized a Continent’s Criminal Markets”
Speaker: Benjamin Lessing, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago.
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar
“Political Origins of Cybersecurity Capacity: Lessons from Japan and East Asia”
Speaker: Ben Bartlett, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.
12:30pm to 2:00pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
EU Law and Government Study Group
“Are the Promises of the Paris Climate Agreement Perishing? A Spotlight on the EU, US, and China”
Speakers: Jos Delbeke, European Political Strategy Centre Senior Adviser for Relations with the European University Institute, European Commission; Former Director General for Climate Action, European Commission (2010–2018).
Jørgen Wettestad, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership. Research Professor, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway.
Elin Lerum Boasson, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo; Senior Researcher, CICERO Center for International Climate Research.
Joe Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Chair: José Manuel Martinez Sierra, Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense; Local Affiliate, CES; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES; Co-Chair, EU Law and Government, CES, Harvard University.
10:30am to 12:00pm

Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality Seminar
“Overcoming Firm-Level Barriers to Female Integration in Saudi Arabia”
Speaker: Jennifer Peck, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Swarthmore College.
12:00pm to 1:30pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
Research Cluster on Global Populism/Challenges to Democracy Panel
“Can Democracy Survive 21st Century Capitalism?”
Speakers: Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College.
Torben Iversen, Professor of Government, Harvard University.
Robert Kuttner, Editor, The American Prospect; Ida and Meyer Kirstein Chair, Brandeis University.
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Seminar in Economic History
“Reshaping Global Trade: The Long-term Effects of Bank Failures”
Speaker: Chenzi Xu, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
1:15pm to 2:45pm

Symposium: “Origins of Prosperity and Stability: State Building in 20th Century Asia”
Welcome: Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Faculty Associate. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Yasunori Nakayama, Director General, Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).
Keynote Speech: “The History of Asia in the 20th Century: The Origins of Prosperity and Stability”
Akihiko Tanaka, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
Discussant: Thomas Berger, Professor of International Relations and Director, Center for the Study of Asia, Boston University.
Panel: “State Building in 20th Century Asia”
Speakers: Shin Kawashima, Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
Lung-chuh Chang, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica.
Nobuhiro Aizawa, Associate Professor, Kyushu University.
Keiko Tsuji Tamura, Professor, Graduate School of Social System Studies, the University of Kitakyushu.
Discussant: Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Harvard University.
Moderator: Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Faculty Associate. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.
2:00pm to 5:00pm


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Booking now open: Crime Surveys User Conference 2018

  Crime Surveys User Conference 2018
 
26 November 2018
Office for National Statistics, Drummond Gate, London
 
The annual Crime Surveys User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service, is free to attend and will be held at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in London. The programme contains a mixture of presentations from data producers, including the ONS, and researchers who use crime-related data.
 
The user conference brings data producers and data users together to share updates on the development of the UK crime surveys available from the UK Data Service, such as the Crime Survey for England and Wales and the Commercial Victimisation Survey, and to showcase research that is being carried out using the data.
 
Follow the event on Twitter: #UKDSCrime18
 
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Contractual Issues in Private International Law Conference

 Contractual Issues in Private International Law Conference

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Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Contractual Issues in Private International Law Conference to be hosted by the University of Marmara, School of Law, Department of Private International Law, Sultanahmet campus in the European side of Istanbul, Turkey on the 11th October 2018.
If you need any further information about the conference, please follow the link below:
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Job vacancy: University Professorship with Tenure for Communication and Media Studies with a focus on Digital Communication

 Vacancy: University Professorship with Tenure for Communication and 
Media Studies with a focus on Digital Communication

Job vacancy at the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and 
Information Research of the University of Bremen: Professorship for 
Communication and Media Studies with a focus on Digital Communication. 
Application deadline: 26.10.2018.

The University of Bremen wishes to fill a professorship at the Center 
for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) and the 
Institute for Historical Journalism, Communication and Media Studies 
(IPKM) belonging to the in Faculty 9 Cultural Studies. Subject to 
confirmation of vacancy, the appointment is to follow as soon as possible.

University Professorship with Tenure
Salary scale W2/3

for the subject area

Communication and Media Studies with a focus on Digital Communication
(Reference: P 692/18)

Applicants should be established scholars in the field of Empirical 
Communication and Media Studies and have a focus on Digital 
Communication. At the core of the professorship is a cross-media 
perspective on processes of digital mediation (e.g. through algorithms 
and data) and empirical methods of research in this field. Specific 
areas of research can be, for example, public spheres, popular cultures, 
migration communities or social movements. It is expected that the 
successful candidate will participate in the research focus Media Change 
in the Faculty of Cultural Studies, interdisciplinary research 
cooperation at the Center for Media, Communication and Information 
Research (ZeMKI) as well as in its research group "Communicative 
Figurations". The active acquisition of third-party funding will also be 
one of his/her tasks. In the area of teaching, the position holder 
should be available to teach in the degree programmes offered by the 
Institute for Historical Journalism, Communication and Media Studies 
(IPKM). In addition to thematic teaching, he/she should be able to offer 
relevant courses in the field of comparative research on digital 
communication as well as general courses in the field of communication 
and media studies, including methods. Active participation in the 
development of doctoral studies is a prerequisite.

The University of Bremen is committed to promoting the role of women in 
science and therefore expressly invites female researchers to apply. 
Applications from all nationalities as well as applications from 
researchers with a migration background are welcome. Priority will be 
given to severely disabled applicants possessing essentially the same 
qualifications.

The university offers a wide range of services and measures to support 
newly appointed professors, such as a Welcome Center, childcare and dual 
career opportunities, as well as personnel development and continuing 
education.

In addition to the legal requirements pertaining to civil servants, the 
position holder will have an outstanding field-relevant doctorate and 
other relevant academic achievements of excellent quality, which may in 
particular be evidenced by a junior professorship or 
habilitation-equivalent achievements. Furthermore, he/she should be able 
to show pedagogical-didactical aptitude documented by accordant teaching 
experience. Non-German-speaking applicants are expected to be able to 
deliver courses and lectures in the German language within 2-3 years of 
accepting their appointment. The appointment is in accordance with § 18 
Bremer Hochschulgesetz and § 116 Bremer Beamtengesetz.

Further information can be obtained from the speaker of the Center for 
Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), Prof. Dr. Andreas 
Hepp.

Please send your applications with the usual documents (curriculum 
vitae, list of publications, teaching experience, research profile, 
certificates) stating the above reference number by 26.10.2018 to the 
address given below or by e-mail to the Dean of Faculty, Prof. Dr. Dorle 
Dracklé (bewerbungenfb9@uni-bremen.de 
).

The salary scale, W2 or W3, will be determined on the basis of the 
successful candidate’s professional experience. Applicants should 
indicate the salary scale they are seeking in the cover letter.

Further information on appointment procedures at the University of 
Bremen can be found at: 
http://www.uni-bremen.de/de/berufungsverfahren.html 


Dean of Faculty 9 – Cultural Studies
Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé
Universität Bremen
Postfach 330 440
28334 Bremen
Germany

 

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Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need

Book Forum • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 • 11:30PM - 1:30PM

Featuring the author Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with comments by Art Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy, American Public Transportation Association; Jim Mathews, President, Rail Passengers Association; and Marc Scribner, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute. Moderated by Jason Kuznicki, Editor, Cato Institute.

Like many Americans, Randal O’Toole loves passenger trains, yet he acknowledges that intercity passenger trains and — outside of the New York region — urban rail transit play little role in American life today. The replacement of passenger trains with cars, buses, and airplanes is similar to many other recent technological replacements: word processors replacing typewriters, calculators replacing slide rules, telephones replacing telegraphs, and cell phones replacing land lines. However, only for passenger trains has the government spent billions of dollars a year attempting to turn back the clock and slow that replacement. O’Toole’s book Romance of the Rails asks why this is so and whether passenger rail has a significant role to play in the future. Art Guzzetti, an advocate for urban rail transit; Jim Mathews, an advocate for intercity passenger trains; and Marc Scribner, an advocate for free-market transportation, will offer their comments on the book.
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The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

Book Forum • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 • 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Featuring the author Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, and Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy magazine; with comments by Stephen Wertheim, Visiting Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and Visiting Assistant Professor in History, Columbia University. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President of Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

At the end of the Cold War, the United States was confident that it stood on the precipice of a new era of peace and prosperity as the world’s sole superpower. U.S. leaders adopted a strategy of primacy, aimed at discouraging others from challenging American power, and they sought to spread democracy and liberal economics within an American sphere of influence that encompassed most of the world. Today, relations with Russia and China have deteriorated, nationalist movements are on the rise, and the European Union seems unsteady at best.

In his new book, The Hell of Good Intentions, Stephen Walt traces many of these problems to the flaws inherent in primacy. U.S. power has allowed policymakers to pursue ambitious foreign policy goals, even when those goals are unnecessary or doomed to fail. And yet, despite many setbacks, an entrenched foreign policy elite retains its faith in liberal hegemony. Join us at noon on Wednesday, October 17, as Walt explores these ideas and outlines the case for a fresh, new approach to American foreign policy based on realism and restraint.
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Coercive Plea Bargaining

Policy Forum • Thursday, October 18, 2018 • 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Featuring Scott Hechinger, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Policy, Brooklyn Defender Services; Bonnie Hoffman, Director of Public Defense Reform and Training, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Somil Trivedi, Staff Attorney, ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality. Moderated by Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has observed that “criminal justice today is for the most part a system of pleas, not a system of trials.”

Although nowhere mentioned in the text of the Constitution, plea bargaining has become the default mechanism for resolving criminal charges in the United States. Indeed, some 95 percent of criminal convictions today are obtained through plea bargains, which raises a number of serious concerns, including why so few people choose to exercise their hallowed and hard-won right to a jury trial. When one considers the many tools available to prosecutors to encourage defendants to accept plea offers, together with the incentive to resolve as many cases as efficiently as possible, one cannot help but ask how many plea agreements are truly voluntary and how many are the result of irresistible coercion. Are there constitutional or ethical limits on coercive plea bargaining, and if so, are they being properly enforced? And what should we make of an institution that has practically eliminated the criminal jury trial and with it the Framers’ painstaking efforts to ensure citizen participation in the administration of justice?

We will discuss these and other important questions raised by the evolution of plea bargaining within our justice system.
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Mapping Community Media - 24th November University of Leicester

 *What’s the Work that Community Media Does?*

The Community Media Association recognises the need to widen its 
research remit so that it can better support community media groups with 
evidence that can be used to assess the social impact that community 
media has. Community media activists and practitioners need an 
independent and recognised evidence base when talking with UK 
government, regulators, local government, NGOs, funding bodies, civic 
development groups.

Led by the University of Leicester's Dr Katie Moylan, and the Community 
Media Association's Dr Rob Watson, this event will bring together 
researchers and community media practitioners to assess and map where 
and how community media in the U.K. is being produced and studied, with 
a view to determining how it can more productively be evaluated.

Use this link to book a ticket:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mapping-community-media-tickets-51010319238

Emphasis will be given to considering potential areas of future research 
collaboration between community media practitioners, community 
development advocates, civic engagement and social policy developers, 
digital engagement practitioners, social and civic services 
commissioners, and beyond.

We will be asking how researchers can identify:

   * What is the social impact of community media?
   * What is the role that community media plays in social integration,
     diversity, access to information & representation?
   * What is the role that community media plays in sustainable development?
   * How does community media imaginatively, creatively and inclusively
     respond to social change?
   * How is technology changing how we think about media participation?
   * What are the future business models?
   * What are the concerns of future generation of community media 
advocates?

*Mapping Community Media*

The aim of the workshop is to outline a set of further research 
questions and approaches that might help us to further understand the 
role of community media. We want to identify who is doing what in 
different places, how we might bring this work together, and how the 
evaluation of the role of community media can better explain the social 
impact that it has.

Potential questions might include:

   * How do we understanding the processes that drive social engagement
     and participation?
   * What are the forces and barriers that disrupt active participation?
   * What are the institutional and regulatory frameworks that shape
     access to platforms for self-defined media production?
   * How can we account for and assess the social impact of community media?

Our aim is to identify how we can:

   * Supporting a network of practitioners, community development
     advocates, teachers and researchers.
   * Working in partnership with existing research-focussed groups to
     identify resources to support mapping and evaluation.
   * Organise and communicate to develop a more detailed mapping exercise
     of existing research.

Thinking through and discussion of these issues will be developed in 
workshops, with plenty of opportunity for creative interactions and 
problem-solving, future-thinking and counter-intuitive ideas mapping.

Dr Rob Watson
rob@robwatsonmedia.net 
 

Call for abstracts and panel proposals: AEJMC Midwinter Conference

 *AEJMC MIDWINTER CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA!*

**

*AEJMC MIDWINTER CONFERENCE 2019, March 1-2, 2019***

*Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication*

*University of Oklahoma*

*Call for Paper Abstracts*: The Commission on the Status of Women 
invites submissions of research paper abstracts of between *600 and 800 
words *(word count excludes author information and references) that are 
based on issues of gender and communication. The Commission welcomes 
papers in which gender is a main analytic focus and invite projects that 
use a variety of approaches and research methods, including but not 
limited to critical, empirical, ethnographic, historical, legal and 
semiotic analyses. *Submissions should be done online and by December 1, 
2018 at*: http://bit.ly/midwinter19.

*Call for Panels:*CSW invites teaching, workshop or research panel 
proposals. *Teaching panels* should discuss teaching ideas, challenges, 
innovations, technologies, skills, etc. that are relevant to feminist 
teaching and/or considerations of gender in/out of the classroom. 
*Workshops* should involve specialized training in emerging and 
innovative skills and professional development. *Research panels* should 
focus on original, innovative and trending research on issues of gender 
and communication. Proposals should include an overview of the panel and 
must list panelists (3-4 presenters with a moderator, and, if desired, a 
respondent), indicating the affiliation, qualification and contribution 
of each presenter. *Submissions for panels should be sent directly via 
email to  Sreyoshi Dey (**srdey@syr.edu)* *Janet Kwami 
(**janet.kwami@furman.edu)* . Please read the attached 
general call for the conference.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

*General Call for Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposals:*

The AEJMC Midwinter Conference is an annual forum for the presentation 
of research and debate in areas relevant to the AEJMC groups (divisions, 
interest groups and commissions) sponsoring the event. The conference 
provides a platform for presentations and extended discussions in a 
relaxed setting.

We are happy to host the upcoming conference again at the Gaylord 
College, University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma between March 1 and 
2, 2019. Conference participants will be able to enjoy the College’s 
state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as many 
winter diversions outside the conference activities, including 
world-class museums and art galleries.

*Paper abstract submissions*: Authors are invited to submit research 
paper abstracts of between *600 and 800 words *(word count excludes 
author information and references) appropriate to one of the Divisions 
or Interest Groups represented at the conference. Abstracts should give 
a clear sense of relevant literature, research objectives, 
methodological approach, stage of research project (conceptual, data 
gathering, data interpreting), findings and conclusions.

Submissions should be done online and by the *December 1, 2018 deadline* 
at: http://bit.ly/midwinter19

When submitting an abstract, please follow these steps:

1.Go to the conference website (http://bit.ly/midwinter19).

2.In the “AEJMC Midwinter 2019 Login” box, click on “Sign up here” as 
new user if you have not used this service before. Otherwise, just log 
in using your existing login.

3.It will take you to a sign-up wizard, which is self-explanatory and 
guided. Finish signing up by confirming your email address.

4.Once the account is set up, sign in using your email address and password.

5.To submit the abstract, click on “Create a new Paper Submission”, and 
select the division/interest group you want to submit your abstract to.

6.The next step will require you to provide the title of the paper, an 
abstract (9,000 characters maximum). If your abstract’s character count 
exceeds 9,000 characters, you can also attach it as a doc or PDF file. 
*/However, you cannot leave the abstract box empty, write a brief 
abstract or keywords for your paper if you choose to upload it as an 
attachment./*

7.Next you can add additional authors, if there are any. You can add as 
many authors as you need.

8.Finally, click the submit button to upload the abstract.

9.You will get a confirmation message once the submission is completed.

10.You can log in to the site at any time to check the status of your 
submission or if you need to edit something. You can only do this up to 
the submission deadline of *December 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central Time*. 
You would not be able to make any changes to your submission after the 
deadline.

Note that authors can submit any specific paper abstract to only *one* 
participating group – submitting the same paper abstract to several 
groups will result in disqualification and withdrawal from the review 
process. */Do not submit full papers /*but please ensure that abstracts 
are between 600 and 800 words; shorter abstracts (i.e., 75 words) don’t 
allow for adequate consideration with longer abstracts. *Authors must 
ensure that they remove any identifying information from their document.*

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid-January 2019. Papers 
presented at the midwinter conference are also eligible for presentation 
at the AEJMC national convention in August. Authors are encouraged to 
use the midwinter conference as an opportunity to get feedback on their 
research, to improve and finalize it for submission to the national 
conference.

Authors of accepted abstracts must submit complete papers (not exceeding 
30 pages) to the discussant of their conference session at least *two 
weeks before the midwinter conference*. The midwinter chair for the 
relevant group will send authors the names and contact details of the 
discussant for their session.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the 
conference to present the paper. */Failure to register by the deadline 
will result in authors’ names and papers being removed from the 
program./* */NO onsite registration will be available./*

Some groups participating in the midwinter conference have award 
opportunities (e.g. for travel). Authors are encouraged to see the 
groups’ individual midwinter calls for details.

*Panel submissions*: In addition, the organizers are also inviting panel 
proposals. These panel proposals should NOT be done through the online 
abstract submission system. Instead, submissions for panels should be 
sent to the relevant midwinter chair directly via email (see list of 
participating AEJMC groups and the midwinter chair for each group 
below). The deadline for panel submissions is the same as for abstract 
submissions, December 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Panel submissions should include the panel title, a description of the 
session’s focus, the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists 
(potential and confirmed), including affiliation. Proposals should not 
exceed two double-spaced pages.

The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, 20 miles south of 
Oklahoma City, with easy access to the Will Rogers World Airport. 
Details on conference registration, hotel accommodation and airport 
transportation will be available at http://www.ou.edu/gaylord.

*For more information*, please contact Elanie Steyn, Conference Site 
Host *(**elanie@ou.edu* *)*.

*AEJMC 2019 Midwinter Chairs *

__

/_Communication Technology Division _/

*Hyosun Kim (**Hyosun.Kim@uwsp.edu* *)*

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/_Commission on the Status of Women _/

*Sreyoshi Dey (**srdey@syr.edu)* **

*Janet Kwami (**janet.kwami@furman.edu)* **

/_Cultural and Critical Studies Division_/

*Ruth DeFoster (defos002@umn.edu)*

/_Entertainment Studies Interest Group_/

*Gwen Nisbett* (Gwen.Nisbett@unt.edu )

__

_Graduate Student Interest Group_

*Aaron Atkins* (da057916@ohio.edu)

__

/_International Communication Division_/

*Sally Ann Cruikshank* (sacruikshank@gmail.com)

__

/_Mass Communication & Society Division_/

*Xi Cui* (cuix@cofc.edu)**

**

/_Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship Division_/

*Kelly Kaufhold * (_kellykaufhold@txstate.edu_)**

/_Minorities and Communication Division_/

*Rebecca Britt *(rkbritt@ua.edu )**


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Women and the Law Program Weekly Jobs and News Bulletin

 Women and the Law Program Announcements

Women and the Law Program Office Hours

Students are welcome to stop by the Women and the Law Program office to seek advice regarding courses, learn about opportunities to get involved in feminist advocacy and chat about law school in general. Women and the Law Program Staff are available to meet with students 2:00-3:00pm on Tuesdays or by appointment. To make an appointment email us at womenlaw@wcl.american.edu. We look forward to seeing you!

Community Discussion: What does the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh mean for the US Supreme Court and our nation? October 9, 1-2pm YT16

The  Women and the Law Program and the Program on Law and Government are hosting a rapid response “Community Conversation” about the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh.  Fernando and I will moderate, but our vision is to let the students do the talking.  We’ll be asking them how they think the confirmation and the events surrounding it shape their understandings of law, the role of the court, and their own entry into the profession. Lunch will not be provided. 

Disclosure and Self-Advocacy at Work and at School: Family Changes, Mental Health, and Illness
Transitioning to law school or to a new career is a difficult but exciting time. Join the Women and the Law Program and the Disability Law Society for a discussion on disclosure. We all have things that might interfere with our job or our responsibilities from time to time such as family matters, sickness, or mental health. Come listen to our panel to learn how and when to disclose personal information to your supervisors.  RSVP: HTTPS://FORM.JOTFORM.COM/PIJIP/DISCLOSURE

US Senate Small Group Student Discussion 
Are you interested in a career on Capitol Hill?  If so, join us for a discussion with Tona Boyd, Chief Judiciary Counsel to Senator Cory Booker and Daniel Smith, Judiciary Counsel to Senator Cory Booker on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the U.S. Senate.  This will be a small group discussion.  If you are interested in attending, RSVP here by Tuesday, October 9. Should you have questions, email KeBrown@wcl.american.edu in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.  Space is limited and no attendees will be permitted without sending an email by the deadline and receipt of a corresponding confirmation.

A Chat about Self-Care and Trauma-Related Legal Work, October 11th 4-5pm
As part of Mental Health Week, join a small panel of practitioners who graduated from the WCL clinic to discuss the vicarious trauma of direct service work, and some of the strategies in mitigating that trauma, best assisting one's clients in crisis, and self-care practices that work! RSVP here: https://www.jotform.com/pijip/self-care 

Fireside Chat with Mignon Clyburn, October 16th 12:00-1:30pm
Join Mignon Clyburn, former FCC Chair and prominent FCC commissioner, for a fireside chat on the state of the FCC, and where it is headed. Given Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai’s  current deregulatory agenda, many are concerned how the FCC will keep true to its top priority set out in the Communications Act—to make sure all Americans have ""affordable, efficient, and effective"" access to communications services. Topics that will be discussed include: net neutrality; consumer protection issues ranging across phone, cable, and internet; bridging the digital divide; unjust inmate calling rates; media ownership diversity; 5G deployment; and innovation and technology in the telecommunication industry. All WCL Faculty, Students, and Alumni are encouraged to attend. Registration is free but required. Food will be provided for those who register.  https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration

 

Jobs, Internships and Fellowships 

Volunteer Opportunity with National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project at WCL
Please contact info@niwap.org if you are fluent in Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Tagalog, French, Arabic, or Vietnamese, or other languages other than Spanish, to assist them in translating documents needed for multiple projects.  

Research Assistant Opportunity; Professor Macarena Saez
Professor Macarena Saez is currently seeking 2 research assistants for fall 2018, with the possibility of extending through the spring semester.  Research assistants will conduct research on matters related to the following topics: sex work, international human rights, LGBTQ rights, and U.S. family law. Each position is for 10 hours a week; J.D. and LL.M. students are welcome to apply.  Interested students should have excellent writing and editing skills. Spanish language skills are preferred, but not required.  Please submit a one-page cover letter and resume to Professor Saez at msaez@wcl.american.edu, with ""Research Assistant position Fall 2018"" as the subject line.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications will be prioritized.

Professor Cori Alonso-Yoder of the Immigrant Justice Clinic seeking research assistant
Professor Cori Alonso-Yoder of the Immigrant Justice Clinic seeks a research assistant for a maximum of five hours per week for the fall semester (on average over the course of the term).  The ideal candidate will have an interest in issues related to poverty law, Latinx and critical legal theory, immigration law, and/or gender studies.  Students with demonstrated legal writing and research ability are particularly encouraged to apply.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Prof. Alonso-Yoder at cayoder@wcl.american.edu in order to apply.

The Gender and International Criminal Law Project, a joint initiative of the War Crimes Research Office and Women and the Law Program, seeks a Dean’s Fellow for the Fall 2018 semester

The Dean's Fellow will support the development of tools, training, and technical materials to strengthen the prosecution of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence. Fellows collect and review relevant jurisprudence related to the prosecution of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence, draft digests of key cases, and keyword case documents for gender issues to include in the Gender Jurisprudence Collections database (www.genderjurisprudence.org).

JD (2L and 3L) and LL.M students are eligible to apply. Students with a background in public international law, particularly international criminal/humanitarian/human rights law, and gender issues are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with prior volunteer experience with the WCRO. French language skills are desirable for this position. Fellowships are paid and require a time commitment of 20 hours per week. We will also consider students interested in independent study credit in lieu of payment.

To apply, please submit a résumé and cover letter highlighting relevant experience, along with a short writing sample and a transcript (unofficial is fine) to Chante Lasco, at gendericl@wcl.american.edu by Wednesday, October 10.

 
Andrew S. Cray Law Fellowships, Legal Internships, and Post-Graduate Legal Fellowships, National Center for Transgender Equality (Washington, DC)


NCTE offers legal internships for law students year-round and post-graduate legal fellowships for recent law graduates. We welcome applications from students currently enrolled in law school or recent graduates. Summer legal interns are Andrew S. Cray Law Fellows, named in memory of trans health advocate Andrew Cray.  Learn More About the Fellowships and Andrew Cray Here.

Senior Advocate, Women and Girl's Rights, Refugee International (Washington, DC)

The senior advocate is a lead role that will maintain relationships with key networks and advocacy targets relevant to advancing displaced women’s rights. The senior advocate will also carry out field missions focused on the humanitarian needs of displaced women and girls. Applications are due by COB October 31, 2018. Read More. 

Director of Academic Achievement Program, University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver, CO)

Inquiries about this position can be made directly to the Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Professor Tamara Kuennen at tkuennen@law.du.edu.  In addition, please let me know if you have any questions at all. Learn More Here. 

Staff Attorney, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (New York, NY or Washington, DC)

Seeking a Staff Attorney for PPFA's Litigation & Law Department. This department conducts impact litigation at the state and federal level for reproductive rights, and engages in pending legislative and regulatory matters. Read More.  

Bilingual Staff Attorney, SEPA Mujer, Inc. (Services for the Advancement of Women) (Long Island, NY)

SEPA Mujer seeks a full-time, bilingual immigration attorney specializing in gender-based relief for immigrant survivors of violence. The attorney will have direct contact with her/his own clients and will expand capacity by training and managing pro bono lawyers and law students. The attorney will also work in community education and advocacy and will represent the organization in meetings of local coalitions on immigrant and women’s rights. In keeping with the organization’s effort to reach under-served communities, the attorney will work one day/week on LI’s East End and the work hours may include some nights and weekends. Read More. 

Criminal Justice Paralegal/Investigator, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Washington, DC)

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is seeking an individual with a demonstrated commitment to racial justice to serve as a paralegal/investigator with the Criminal Justice Project. The Paralegal/Investigator will assist Project attorneys through stages of litigation and perform a variety of investigative tasks. The Paralegal/Investigator, who will be based in D.C., will travel extensively in the South, including Arkansas and Oklahoma. Read More. 

SAFE/SART Coordinator, Sexual Assault Legal Institute / Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Silver Spring, MD)

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault is seeking a policy advocate with knowledge of sexual assault issues to provide strategic planning, leadership, and technical training to the Sexual Assault Response Team and other allied professionals. Read More. 

Staff Attorney - Collateral Legal Assistance for Survivors Project, Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc. (Towson, MD)

Women's Law Center of Maryland is seeking an attorney to assist sexual assault survivors with their legal representation and journey to independence. Read More. 

Legal Advisor, Colombia, 
Policy Law Clerk, RAINN (Washington, DC)

RAINN's policy department is accepting applications for a Policy Law Clerk. Our policy department advocates for an improved criminal justice system to ensure that victims of sexual violence obtain the justice they deserve and that more rapists are held accountable and incarcerated. We monitor policies, legislation, and regulations that impact victims of sexual violence. Additionally, we work closely with Congress as well as state legislators and advocates to promote laws dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault. The Policy Law Clerk can be a full or part time position, with the standard number of hours for the summer term set between 15-25 hours per week, and for the rest of the year between approximately 10-20 hours per week. Start and end times are flexible, depending on the Policy Law Clerk’s academic calendar and finals schedule.

Email cover letter and resume to marykb@rainn.org with “NAME: Policy Law Clerk Application” in the subject line. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone calls, please. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that RAINN is neither able to confirm receipt of an application, nor can we guarantee we will send notice to an applicant who was not chosen for a position.

Strategy and Policy Associate, The National Women's Law Center (Washington, DC)

The National Women's Law Center's cross-cutting Strategy & Policy team is accepting applications from recent graduates for a one-year associate position to begin immediately. As a member of this team, the associate will support the Law Center's growing efforts to fight for gender justice across issue areas with state advocates and policymakers using legislative and administrative advocacy, public education and outreach, litigation, and cutting-edge media strategies. As needed, the associate may also provide other program and organization-wide support. Read more.

Junior Legislative Counsel, Human Rights Campaign (Washington, DC)

Log in and learn more.  

Immigrants' Rights Legal Services Fellowship, The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

This fellowship project aims to use litigation, outreach, and advocacy to (1) seek out at-risk immigrant families in need of legal assistance; (2) represent immigrants and their families in a wide range of civil legal services matters; and (3) identify and coordinate responses (including potential legal challenges) to systemic legal issues, such as federal policy or executive action targeting immigrant residents as “public charges.”  Read more. 

One Year Fellowship, National Women's Law Center- Workplace Justice (Washington, DC)

The Center is the leading organization in the fight to stop sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. The fellow will support the work of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and the Legal Network for Gender Equity in making legal representation available to individuals challenging sex discrimination, and in particular, sexual harassment at work. In addition, the fellow will work with members of the Education and Workplace Justice team to change legal and social norms and workplace culture using legislative and administrative advocacy, public education and outreach, litigation, and cutting-edge media strategies. As needed, the fellow may also provide other program and organization-wide support. The fellow will report to the Director of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. This exempt position, based in Washington, D.C., is a one year position. Read more.

2019 Fellowship Sponsorship Opportunity, SurvJustice (Washington, DC)

SurvJustice seeks fellowship candidates for collaboration on Skadden, Equal Justice Works ("EJW"), and/or other public interest fellowship applications for the two-year period beginning in the fall of 2019.   SurvJustice is a D.C.-based national nonprofit organization that increases the prospect of justice for all survivors through legal assistance, policy advocacy, and institutional training. SurvJustice creates accountability that serves to decrease the prevalence of campus sexual violence throughout the United States. Founded in 2014, it is still the only national organization that provides  legal assistance to survivors in campus hearings across the country. SurvJustice is particularly interested in fellowship candidates who want to collaborate on simultaneous applications to more than one funder. SurvJustice will work with candidates to develop a strong proposal but we ask that applicants have some project ideas in mind upon reaching out. Tell Me More...  

Policy Analyst, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Washington, DC)

The Policy Team at PPFA is looking for a new Policy Analyst focused on pharmacy, including the 340B program, Medicaid drug pricing, FDA approvals, and other related issues. The position is posted here. They are looking for a person with a legal background who will be responsible for analyzing legislation, regulations, & guidance, developing and executing cross-departmental plans to respond to federal and state policies, working closely with Planned Parenthood affiliates, and driving coalition efforts. 

Equal Justice Works Post Graduate Fellowship, Amara Legal Center (Washington, DC)

Amara has the capacity to accept one post graduate fellow per year. While Amara is primarily a direct legal services organization, any non-lawyer may propose a fellowship and will be considered for a fellowship if that project sufficiently advances Amara’s mission and services. If you are interested in a fellowship, please submit your resume, cover letter with an explanation of your desired project or involvement with Amara Legal Center, writing sample, and a list of references in one PDF attachment to yvette.butler@amaralegal.org. Please include “2018 Fellowship Sponsorship” in the subject line.

Post Graduate Fellowship, Amara Legal Center (Washington, DC)

Amara has the capacity to accept one post graduate fellow per year. While Amara is primarily a direct legal services organization, any non-lawyer may propose a fellowship and will be considered for a fellowship if that project sufficiently advances Amara’s mission and services. If you are interested in a fellowship, please submit your resume, cover letter with an explanation of your desired project or involvement with Amara Legal Center, writing sample, and a list of references in one PDF attachment to yvette.butler@amaralegal.org. Please include "2018 Fellowship Sponsorship” in the subject line.  

Holley Law Fellowship, National LGBTQ Task Force (Washington, DC)

Task Force Holley Law Fellowships and externships are available part or full-time each semester and full-time each summer in our Washington, DC office. Holley Law Fellows work in the Task Force Public Policy and Government Affairs Department, which has lawyers working on local, state and federal policy. While here, Holley Law Fellows will get to meet with a diverse network of LGBT and allied attorneys working on a variety of progressive issues. Read more. You can apply for the Holley Law Fellowship by sending your resume and cover letter to:  internship@thetaskforce.org.

Executive Director, Women for Afghan Women (Washington, DC)

The Executive Director will serve as the senior leader for a dynamic, visionary, and critically needed organization.  WAW’s next Executive Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s strategic plan and helping the organization navigate intensely challenging times. S/he will be oversee WAW’s $9 million budget, programs, and operations, working most closely with a talented and dedicated leadership team and 19 full- and part-time staff members in New York, two full-time staff members in Washington DC and over 750 staff members in Afghanistan.  The Executive Director will play a leading role in all fundraising, management, advocacy, and outreach efforts.  This position reports directly to a longstanding and engaged Board of Directors. Read more.  

Senior Counsel, Education at The National Women's Law Center (Washington, DC)

The senior counsel will work to promote equal opportunities for women and girls in school, with a particular focus on girls of color and LGBTQ students.  Using a variety of legal and advocacy strategies, the senior counsel will address obstacles to educational success faced by women and girls, including student sexual harassment and violence, disproportionate discipline that drives girls from school, and discrimination against pregnant and parenting students.  From time to time, the senior counsel will work on issues as they arise, potentially including equity in athletics, career and technical education, or other issues affecting women and girls in education or in the workplace. Read more. 

Spring 2019 Legal Internship, National Political Advocacy Department-Reproductive Freedom (Washington, DC)

The National Political Advocacy Department of the ACLU’s National Office in Washington, DC seeks applicants for its Spring 2019 Graduate Internship. Individuals are encouraged to seek outside funding for the internship. A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with the student’s school for a work/study stipend or course credit. Interns will have the opportunity to research and analyze federal and state policies related to reproductive health, rights, and justice. The internship is part-time with weekly hours that are negotiable and typically requires a 10-week commitment.
Please send a cover letter, describing your interest in reproductive freedom and civil liberties, including any relevant life or work experience gained before or during graduate school; a resume; and a list of three references to HRJobsNPAD@aclu.org. Reference [National Political Advocacy Department-Reproductive Freedom Spring 2019 Legal Internship] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to National Political Advocacy Department postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address.


Public Interest Law Fellowship, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (Washington, DC)

The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project seeks public interest law fellows to learn to be a voice in court for domestic violence victims and at-risk children. After a training period featuring a live mock trial, Fellows will provide direct representation to DCVLP clients in DC Superior Court, under the supervision of our experienced supervising attorneys. Fellows will also advise clients at our weekly walk-in domestic violence clinic. Interested candidates should send a cover letter—describing your availability, where you plan to seek funding from, and when you plan to take the bar exam—as well as a resume to: Emilia Plater-Zyberk, fellows@dcvlp.org.

Domestic Violence/Family Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks an energetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual for the position of Staff Attorney for the Domestic Violence/Family Law practice. Read more. 

Executive Director, SurvJustice (Washington, DC)

SurvJustice seeks an exceptional Executive Director to lead the organization and facilitate our growth while maintaining and expanding our national reputation. This is a unique opportunity to assume leadership of a national nonprofit that is in a period of high-profile growth. SurvJustice is a leading voice in the national reckoning over sexual harassment and violence, pursuing high-impact change in court, administrative agencies, institutions of higher education, and the broader culture, including as lead plaintiff in a challenge to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s rollbacks of Title IX protections. The position pays $85,000-$100,000, depending on experience, with substantial room for growth, and competitive benefits. Read more. 

One Year Fellowship at Workplace Justice, National Women's Law Center (Washington, DC)

The National Women’s Law Center is now accepting applications from recent law school graduates for a legal fellowship position to begin immediately, for a term of one year. As a member of the Education & Workplace Justice team, the fellow will support the work of the Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, as well as the Center’s broader legal and policy work to promote workplace justice, specifically including its efforts to end sexual harassment in the workplace. The Center deploys a variety of strategies to break down discriminatory barriers to women’s full equality at work and to ensure that work provides real opportunities for success for women and their families. These efforts incorporate a strong focus on the workplace rights of women of color and women in low-wage jobs. Read more. 

Policy Specialist/Senior Policy Specialist, National Network to End Domestic Violence (Washington, DC)
The Policy Specialist/Senior Policy Specialist will report to the Director of Government Relations and work closely with the Director of Public Policy to develop and implement the organization’s policy and advocacy goals. An understanding of the legislative, appropriations, regulatory, and policymaking process, particularly regarding domestic violence issues, is extremely desirable. Strong analytical skills are critical to succeed in this position. Read more. 

Director of Capacity Building & Systems Change, The Center for Survivor Agency & Justice (Washington, DC)

The Center for Survivor Agency & Justice is looking for a junior attorney to serve as the Director of Capacity Building & Systems Change. They will play an integral role in CSAJ’s work to enhance individual legal advocacy in the domestic and sexual violence field with an eye toward systems and policy change. Read more.

Staff Attorney for Domestic Violence/Family Law, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks an energetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual for the position of Staff Attorney for the Domestic Violence/Family Law practice. Read more. 

Senior Federal Policy Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights (Washington, DC)

The Senior Federal Policy Counsel will play an integral role in the Center's federal policy and advocacy work, developing and implementing strategies to ensure protection for reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare in the U.S. by conducting legal and policy analyses and by working with coalition partners, members of Congress and the Administration. Read more. 

Public Interest Associate, National Center for Lesbian Rights (Washington, DC)

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is now welcoming applications from current or incoming law firm associates who have been offered a “deferral” to work in public interest law for a period of time with financial support from their employer. The public interest associate would assist with all aspects of NCLR’s national impact litigation, public policy, and educational work, acting in a role similar to that of NCLR staff attorneys at a level commensurate with the applicant’s experience as a practicing attorney.  Read more.  

Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense (Washington, DC and Northern Virginia)

KIND seeks an Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney in KIND’s Washington D.C./Virginia field office to help develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through KIND’s network of major law firms, corporate partners, and law schools, as well as to provide direct legal representation to unaccompanied children. Read more. 


Legal Advocate, MCASA's Sexual Assault Legal Institute (Silver Spring, MD)
The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI), a program within the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), is seeking a legal advocate. This position provides direct services to sexual assault survivors and also assists with online communication to provide survivors with legal information. Administrative duties include assisting with grants management using a client database. SALI provides legal services to survivors of sexual violence, and training & technical assistance to others working with survivors. Legal advocates report to the SALI Managing Attorney. Read more. 

Chief of Programming, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Silver Spring, MD)

MCASA’s Chief of Programming leads the Program Division and focuses on implementation of new initiatives, developing sexual assault program standards in collaboration with member rape crisis programs, and ensuring MCASA’s Program Division is current and responsive. This is a full-time senior management position which reports directly to the MCASA’s Executive Director & Counsel. Read more. 

Staff Attorney- Removal Defense, Catholic Charities of Arlington (Alexandria, VA)

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington seeks a full-time staff attorney to focus primarily on removal defense for its Hogar Immigrant Services program. The Staff Attorney will prepare a wide range of immigration cases for submission/defense to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of State, Immigration Court, the Arlington Asylum Office, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. The Staff Attorney will also provide legal representation to Unaccompanied Alien Children in family court and will prepare cases for submission to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and EOIR. The Staff Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client's case, including client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@CCDA.net.

Law Clerkship Opportunities, Family Court of the State of Delaware (Georgetown, DE)
There are three positions open for three judges in Sussex County with an annual salary of $51,212.83. Applications are open until November 16, 2018. Applications should include a writing sample, transcript of grades, faculty letter of recommendation, and letter of application. Send application materials to Mrs. Darlene Washington at Family Court, 22 The Circle, Georgetown, Delaware 19947. 

Attorney Fellowship, Women's Law Project (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Women’s Law Project (WLP) seeks a law school graduate to sponsor for post-graduate public interest attorney fellowships offered by the candidate’s law school. Read more.   

Managing Attorney for Immigration and Human Trafficking Practice, My Sisters' Place, Inc (New York City)

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is seeking a dynamic attorney to provide expertise and leadership to our immigration and human trafficking practice, collaborate with directors across the agency to respond to our clients’ immigration challenges, educate our staff and community, and engage in policy advocacy at the local, state and national levels. Read more. 

Senior Counsel for US Litigation, Center for Reproductive Rights (New York City)
The Center seeks a Senior Counsel, U.S. Litigation  in the United States Legal Program. The Senior Counsel will report directly to the Litigation Director and will assist in managing the Center's U.S. litigation.  The Senior Counsel will also directly participate in impact litigation on reproductive rights and justice issues in federal and state courts around the country.  The Center's high-profile and fast-paced litigation often involves novel legal claims, and our groundbreaking cases have changed the law and improved the lives of women throughout the U.S. Read more. 

Senior Staff Attorney, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (New York City) 

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) Litigation & Law Department seeks a dynamic and effective Senior Staff Attorney. Read more. 

Paralegal for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & HIV Project, ACLU (New York City)

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & HIV Project of the ACLU's National office in New York City seeks applicants for a full-time paralegal. Read more.

Legal Internship and Postgraduate Law Fellowship, Brooklyn Defender Service's Family Defense Practice (Brooklyn, NY)

FDP offers a 10 week summer internship program to 10-15 law students each summer.  Students receive a comprehensive two week training program. Each intern is assigned to work with two staff attorneys and receives intensive supervision of and feedback on their work.  Tasks include interviewing clients at intake when we pick up cases, preparing client affidavits, drafting motions and pleadings, researching legal issues, and helping attorneys prepare for hearings, including preparing witnesses, drafting direct and cross examinations, and reviewing agency case records. To apply, send your resume to apanday@bds.org and lmatthewsjolly@bds.org. Read more. 

Asst General Counsel & Director of Human Resources, The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (Bronx, NY)

The Assistant General Counsel & Director of Human Resources leads and supervises the human resources function for the organization’s staff, as well as assists the SVP and General Counsel with general nonprofit corporate law, litigation, risk management and employment matters. Read more.  

Criminal Defense Practice Legal Intern, The Legal Aid Society of New York (New York City)

The Legal Aid Society, the nation's oldest and largest social justice legal services organization, has non-paid, Spring 2019 legal internships for the Criminal Defense Practice throughout the city.  The Criminal Defense Practice is made up of the trial offices and specialized units including: The Exploitation Intervention Project (EIP) provides direct representation and comprehensive services to individuals charged with prostitution-related offenses and survivors of trafficking facing prosecution for other offenses in New York City's criminal courts. Read more. 


Paralegal, LGBTQ Law Project, New York Legal Assistance Group (New York City)

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has an immediate opening for a paralegal in the LGBTQ Law Project to support attorneys providing consultation, advocacy and representation on a wide array of civil legal matters, including family law matters, legal name and gender marker changes, housing and employment discrimination, immigration, wills and advance directives, and public benefits. Read more. 

US Human Rights Externally Funded Law School Fellowship (New York City)

The Center for Reproductive Rights is seeking to sponsor applicants for an externally funded fellowship for 2019-20, to work within U.S. Programs as a member of the U.S. Human Rights team. This team collaboratively integrates U.S. human rights strategies to advance the full spectrum of reproductive rights in the United States, including equal access to safe and respectful maternal healthcare and assisted reproductive technologies. Candidates must identify the externally funded fellowship opportunity on their own before contacting the Center. The Center is unable to provide the connection to externally funded opportunities. The U.S. Human Rights fellow will be a member of the Center's U.S. human rights team and will work in collaboration with the Center's U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Litigation, Judicial Strategies, and Pro Bono teams. Read more.  

A Better Balance Fellowship 2019 (New York City)

The ABB New York City and Southern Offices are both recruiting rising third-year law students, judicial clerks, and recent law school graduates interested in applying for an externally funded 1-2 year public interest fellowship starting in September 2019. The NYC fellow would be based in New York City; the Southern Office fellow would be based in Nashville, TN.

Potential projects in the NYC office could focus on: education and enforcement of the New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the Earned Sick Time Act, or city scheduling laws; New York State paid family leave laws, equal pay, or anti-discrimination; education and enforcement of recently-passed New York State and New York City anti-sexual harassment laws, paid leave or paid sick time campaigns around the country; LGBTQ work-family issues; defending local, progressive laws from state and federal interference (preemption); direct legal services; or other issues related to expanding work/family laws and policies in New York State or nationally.

Potential projects in the Southern Office could focus on: public education and enforcement of existing legal protections for working families in the Southeast, expanding laws and policies to be more family-friendly, and focusing on particular industries or populations with uniquely Southern issues affecting working families. Read more. 

Reproductive Freedom Project Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (New York City)

The Reproductive Freedom Project of the ACLU seeks applicants for a one year staff attorney fellow in its New York Office. The Project’s mission is to secure a world that respects and supports every person’s right to form intimate relationships and to decide whether and when to have a child, and where all people have the resources and tools to access the health care they need to effectuate these decisions. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, the ACLU strives to ensure that the freedoms and opportunities enjoyed by some become the freedoms and opportunities enjoyed by all. Read more. 

Paralegal, Women’s Rights Project, ACLU of New York (New York City)

The Paralegal will be an integral part of the WRP team, will attend regular staff meetings and will have the opportunity to learn about women’s rights and the legal landscape for protecting them. Read more.  

Litigation Counsel, SIA Legal Team (Flexible)

The SIA Legal Team seeks an experienced litigator who is eager to use proactive litigation strategies to prevent punishment of those who self-manage abortion. The Litigation Counsel will work to eliminate penalties for abortion, increase legal protections, articulate rights, and improve dignified access by challenging antiquated, discriminatory laws and interference by the State. The ideal candidate will have experience as a criminal defense attorney and have worked in the reproductive health, rights, and justice field. Read more.  

Roddenberry Fellowship, Roddenberry Foundation (Encino, CA)

The Roddenberry Foundation is looking for 20 activists, leaders, advocates, and changemakers whose work has the greatest potential to protect the most vulnerable and make the US a more equitable and inclusive place to live. Read more.

Legal Advisor, Center for Reproductive Rights (Bogota, Colombia)
The Legal Advisor for Colombia  will report directly to the Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) and will work closely with the legal team and entire regional LAC team.  S/he will be integral to the implementation of the Center's new strategic plan, particularly on advancing sexual and reproductive rights at the national level in Colombia, through the country's current transitional justice process. The Legal Adviser will work to towards ensuring sexual and reproductive rights violations are widely documented, recognized, and acknowledged as human rights violations during Colombia's armed conflict. Read more. 

Advocacy Advisor, The Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

This role is intended to help maximize the power and synergy of this alliance in this area of work, providing senior level strategic support and advice so that the alliance as a whole, can achieve the objectives set out in their influencing donors strategy and maximize collaboration with the MFA, as relevant. Read more.   

Publication Opportunities & Calls for Papers

Public Perceptions and Responses to Human Trafficking, Anti-Trafficking Review
This issue of the Anti-Trafficking Review will aim to explore perceptions, knowledge (and ignorance) and responses of the general public vis-à-vis human trafficking and related exploitation. It will also discuss the diversity of anti-trafficking awareness-raising actions and their impact, and whether they can actually help reduce exploitation and human trafficking. Deadline for submissions: 9 December 2018. Word count for full article submissions: 4,000 - 6,000 words, including footnotes, author bio and abstract.

In addition to full-length conceptual, research-based, or case study focused thematic papers, we invite the submission of shorter, blog-style pieces of 1000-1200 words, which are relevant to the issue theme. We particularly welcome contributions from those with direct experience with the issue, as well as from authors from or based in the global South. We also invite book reviews or book review essays (comparing 2-3 books). 

Contributors are invited to engage with, but need not limit themselves to, the following questions:

What does public awareness of human trafficking entail and how can it be measured/assessed? What are the empirical data already available?
What are some of the methodological challenges of assessing public attitudes towards/knowledge of human trafficking, including within the context of the escalating migration 'crises'?
What is the actual impact, including unintended or negative impact, of human trafficking awareness campaigns? Do they reach their intended target groups or, rather, 'preach to the converted'?
Why so much effort has been put into raising public awareness of this crime in comparison to other serious and more prevalent crimes?
What are the current most widespread types of anti-trafficking responses (action or inaction) by the general public and how useful and effective are they? Does 'clicktivism' matter and work?
What should meaningful and effective anti-trafficking action by members of the general public entail? Are there examples of grassroots, bottom-up awareness actions that work?
Can we change and/or prevent the 'evil' of public ignorance (knowing but not responding)?
What effect does the reintroduction of the terminology of '(modern) slavery' have on public perceptions of human trafficking? Do 'modern slavery' disclosures by businesses have any impact on the general public's consumption practices and is the idea of social change via ethical consumption by informed individuals a utopia?
Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics (Deadline November 25, 2018)

This annual competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics. Numerous proposals from a variety of academic disciplines are received each year. Proposals are blind-reviewed by a committee comprised of faculty members in the disciplines represented. The prize includes a $2,000 cash award for each project selected. Honorable mention prizes of $1,000 per project may also be awarded. Winners will be announced and awards disbursed in February 2019.

Research projects submitted for prize consideration may address any topic related to women and politics. Scholars at any level, from graduate students to tenured faculty members, may apply. Please include a completed cover sheet, biographical statement of one page or less for each author, project description (5–10 pages, double spaced, 12-point font) including 1. Proposa l title 2. 150-200 word abstract summarizing its purpose and content 3. Discussion of relevant theory, contributions to literature in the field and methodology 4. Statement and itemized budget describing how the Catt Prize will be used for the project 5.  Timetable for completion of the project, taking into consideration the February 2019 disbursement of awards 6. Reference list of relevant literature (not included in the 10-page limit). Submit here.

As proposals are blind-reviewed, do not include identifying information such as author names or institutions in the project description. Questions?


Public Perceptions and Responses to Human Trafficking (Deadline December 9, 2018)

The Anti-Trafficking Review calls for papers for a themed issue entitled 'Public Perceptions and Responses to Human Trafficking'.  Read more.

Community Events & Networking Opportunities

"Voting Rights and Reproductive Justice" on Wednesday, October 10th from 12:30-2:00pm ET.

When it comes down to it, there are a small group of people who get to make huge decisions about our lives. They pass legislation that determines who gets health insurance or limits funding for programs to help people put food on the table. They craft policies about immigration and push regulations about how pregnant people will be treated in prisons. Lawmakers impact our day to day and our future, but too many voices are kept out of the conversation through disenfranchisement through barriers or policies. Learn more about how voting rights are being denied and efforts to get our voices back!

Join us and hear from Monica Simpson (SisterSong), Nicole Porter (The Sentencing Project), Jennifer Bellamy (ACLU), Candace Bond-Theriault (National LGBTQ Task Force) and Marcia Johnson Blanco (Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law). Click HERE to register TODAY ! You can also follow and contribute to the conversation on social media using #RJ2018.


Times of Reckoning: Confronting the Legacies of Mass Abuse through Transitional Justice (October 12, 2018 8:30am-5:00pm)
This daylong symposium will gather leading scholars and practitioners to explore the diverse contexts in which transitional justice occurs, how transitioning societies memorialize past injustices and the role that foreign courts can play in adjudicating human rights abuses.
 
Keynote Speaker: Justice Richard Goldstone
As a jurist in South Africa’s highest courts for 23 years and a pioneer in advancing transitional justice, Justice Goldstone played a key role in South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy. Notably, Nelson Mandela appointed him to head the commission tasked with investigating human rights abuses committed under the apartheid regime. He later became the chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
 
Additional confirmed presenters include:

Juan Mendez, former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment and current Professor, American University Washington College of Law
Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law
Nelson Camilo Sánchez León, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law; former Director of Transitional Justice Initiatives at Dejusticia in Colombia 
Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Global Law, Justice & Policy, New York Law School
Register here. 

What's At Stake for Women in the Supreme Court Confirmation Process (October 16th)
Featuring: Emily Martin, VP Education and Workplace Justice, National Women's Law Center (NWLC); Susan Inman, Chief Counsel, Federal Policy & Advocacy, Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR); Andrea Senteno, Legislative Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF); Thiru Vignarajah, Partner, DLA Piper

Moderator: Jill Dash, VP, Strategic Engagement, American Constitution Society (ACS)

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is an important milestone in the country’s legal history. His nomination opens up many questions about the impact his jurisprudence would have on many core legal concepts and landmark decisions regarding voting rights, workplace rights, and justice, education, access to healthcare, and immigration, all of which are likely to disproportionately affect women and minority populations. Consistent with its mission, the WBA is pleased to host this important discussion. Register here. 
Smash the Patriarchy! Lunch with Walidah Imarisha: Friday, Nov. 2 / Benson Hotel Portland, Oregon

Purchase ticket online (select “Just Paying for Awards Dinner or Lunch” and select “Smash the Patriarchy! Friday Lunch)

This annual event is dedicated to celebrating the pivotal work of women identified activists and lawyers. This year, inspiration will be provided by Walidah Imarisha, educator, writer, public scholar and poet, over a delicious meal at the Benson Hotel. She is the editor of two anthologies including Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements. Imarisha is also the author of Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison and Redemption, which won a 2017 Oregon Book Award, and the poetry collection Scars/Stars. She spent 6 years with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project as a public scholar facilitating programs across the state about Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop. Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, and Oregon State University’s Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department.

1L Diversity Career Fair Sponsored by the DC Diversity Consortium (November 7th)
On Wednesday, November 7th the DC Diversity Consortium will host the 1L Diversity Career Fair at Washington College of Law.  The DC Diversity Consortium (DCDC) is comprised of American University Washington College of Law, Howard University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, and the George Washington University Law School.  The goal of the organization is to address and help diverse law students overcome some of the challenges that they may face upon entering their legal careers.  Additional information and registration is forthcoming.

WERC: Working to End Rape Culture Summit (November 10th 9:30-3:30pm)

Please join Georgetown University Sexual Assault Peer Educators for WERC: Working to End Rape Culture Summit, the first-ever SAPE Summit! This student-led

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ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Opportunities to Participate: Strategic Planning, Operating Standards, and Specific Reviews

ICANN Opportunities to Participate: Strategic Planning, Operating Standards, and Specific Reviews 28 September 2018 LOS ANGELES – 28 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has several opportunities for community input and participation to announce below. Join the strategic planning webinar for updates and next steps. The ICANN Board and organization are hosting a webinar on 9 October 2018 at 14:00 UTC [local time] to provide an overview of the strategic planning process, and present findings from the strategic outlook trend sessions and the subsequent impact analysis conducted by the Board and ICANN org. The goal of the webinar is to provide the community with the background information and the context needed to participate in a productive strategic planning session scheduled at ICANN63. Please email mssi-secretariat@icann.org to receive information to join. Join a webinar on operating standards for Specific Reviews. ICANN is hosting two webinars on 4 October 2018 at 16:00 UTC [local time] and one on 5 October 2018 at 00:00 UTC [local time] to share an overview of proposed updates, provide opportunity for questions and answers, and explain next steps. The goal of the Bylaws-mandated operating standards (see Section 4.6) is to document rules and procedures in order to provide for a transparent and consistent review process. Click here for information on how to join. Share your public comment on Specific Reviews – see below: Specific Reviews are led by teams of community volunteers to assess the performance of the ICANN organization and make recommendations for improvement. ICANN currently has several opportunities for public comment: Share your public comment on the RDS-WHOIS2 Draft Report and Recommendations. The Registration Directory Service Review (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team is now seeking input on its Draft Report and its 23 draft recommendations. Please share your public comment by 4 November 2018. Share your public comment on next steps on reviews. A public comment forum on short-term and long-term options to adjust the timeline of reviews was opened to address the impact that the existing review schedule is having on the volunteer community workload and ICANN resources. The purpose of this public comment is to provide further opportunity for consultation due to the limited Visit the Review Status Update Table for the latest status on Specific and Organizational Reviews and additional key resources. About ICANN ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address into your computer or other device – a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world.

Conferences: Reminder: IV CINETS Conference (Queen Mary, University of London) 5-6 October 2018

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to kindly remind that the IVConference of the CINETS Network entitled 'Mobility and Security in an Era of Globalization: Crimmigration at a Crossroads?' is approaching and it will take place at Queen Mary, University of London (Lincoln Inns Field Campus) on 5-6 October 2018.

The Conference brings together both established scholars and early-career researchers whose work fits within the concept of ‘crimmigration’ or subjects parallel to this. Scholars coming from various disciplines (in particular, law, criminology, sociology, human geography, anthropology, ethnography) have been selected to present their research on various themes; human trafficking and smuggling - including the criminalisation of solidarity to refugees-, detention practices, making sense of the normalisation of  'crimmigration', securitisation of mobility from the perspective of the EU and the US and recent trends in creating a 'hostile environment' against migrants and refugees. 

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. In order to register, please visit the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iv-cinets-conference-mobility-and-security-in-an-era-of-globalization-tickets-48915263871 

For further information about the conference, you may also visit the following webpage:
http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/iv-cinets-conference-2018-mobility-and-security-in-an-era-of-globalization-crimmigration-at-a-crossroads.html

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible in what promises to be an exciting and highly topical event!

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at n.vavoula@qmul.ac.uk.


podcast- looking for participants

RSA Australasia Conference 2019
Urban and Rural Wellbeing, First Nations Economies and Global Value Chains for Regional Sustainability 
Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand
11th – 13th February 2019

 
With only a few days to go until the abstract submission deadline (2nd October 2018) now is the time to submit your abstract and make your travel plans.
 
If you are still unsure about attending the conference, you can find more information about the conference themes, plenary speakers and special sessions here.https://www.regionalstudies.org/events/urban-and-rural-wellbeing-first-nations-economies-and-global-value-chains-for-regional-sustainability/
 
If you would like to know more about what Christchurch has to offer as a destination you will find some helpful information by clicking here.https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/canterbury-attractions/?cid=p:sem:UK:FY19:Pure:Google:UK_G_S_DSA_Travel_to_NZ_Canterbury:txt:&kwid=Canterbury&gclid=Cj0KCQjwlqLdBRCKARIsAPxTGaVj24Ymj3xvYeguYKKsjPK9OrZew9ysYeqvRW4YdWeKrGCB7CGOL-oaAq7LEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
 
 

NHMRC Tracker—8 October 2018

 Research Tracker MONDAY 8 OCTOBER 2018
Headlines
  Key application dates
  Investigator grants guide to applicants and category descriptors
  Self-nomination for NHMRC peer review panels in 2019
  Development Grants: call for commercial assessor nominations
  Regulation of therapeutic goods
  NHMRC approved digital Australian Immunisation Handbook
  NHMRC’s new website
  The 7th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation – early bird registration ends 26 October 2018
Key application dates
2018 Centre of Research Excellence: open for applications 24 October 2018; minimum data due 21 November 2018; applications close 5 December 2018.

Investigator grants guide to applicants and category descriptors
NHMRC anticipates publishing a Guide to Applicants including Category Descriptors for the Investigator Grants scheme in late October on GrantConnect.

This information will assist applicants to begin preparing their application in advance of the funding opportunity opening on 5 December 2018.

Self-nomination for NHMRC peer review panels in 2019
Researchers are now able to nominate themselves to be considered for appointment to NHMRC’s expert review panels for a number of 2019 schemes via RGMS. A guide to aid researchers in determining the most appropriate funding programs for their expertise and experience is available on NHMRC’s website. Self-nominations must be entered by 17 October 2018.

Development Grants: call for commercial assessor nominations
NHMRC’s Development Grants scheme is seeking early self-nominations from experts to participate as commercial assessors for applications received in the 2019 round. The Development Grants scheme opens for applications on 14 November 2018 and the peer review meetings are scheduled for late May 2019 via teleconference. If you have research commercialisation experience and would like to participate in the assessment process, please submit your nomination through the Development Grants self-nomination portal.

Regulation of therapeutic goods
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) protects the health and wellbeing of the community by regulating and monitoring all therapeutic goods that are distributed in Australia.

If you are conducting research related to a therapeutic good, the TGA offers a dedicated service, SME Assist, to help researchers, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups that are developing new medicines and medical devices understand their regulatory and legislative obligations.

To familiarise yourself with the pathways to market authorisation early in your research project visit SME Assist and subscribe to their email list. Information such as guidance articles, interactive decision tools and upcoming events are available for those unfamiliar with regulation.

NHMRC approved digital Australian Immunisation Handbook
NHMRC’s Chief Executive Officer has approved the recommendations in the new digital version of the Australian Immunisation Handbook under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. The Department of Health has now launched the digital version which is available here.

The digital handbook provides advice about vaccine preventable diseases and up-to-date recommendations on the use of vaccines in Australia.

NHMRC’s new website
NHMRC is excited to deliver the release of a new website. The website, developed in consultation with all our users includes:

A funding finder to identify relevant funding opportunities;
New site search capability;
Revised content to make it easier to understand.
We have reorganised information and for this reason not all pre-existing links will work. We encourage the use of the search tool to find what you are looking for on the new website.

If you are having trouble finding relevant content please contact webrequest@nhmrc.gov.au and provide the old URL.

Visit the new website here.

The 7th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation – early bird registration ends 26 October 2018
NHMRC is partnering with The Reward Alliance, an international network of funders, editors and researchers with a shared interest in ensuring value in health and medical research, to bring you this year’s NHMRC Symposium, ‘Ensuring Value in Research’.

Being held at The University of Sydney on 27-28 November 2018, the Symposium is open to anyone with an interest in ensuring value in health and medical research, whether they are researchers themselves or end users, to share their ideas, expertise and experience. All speakers are now confirmed.

Information on the agenda and speakers can be found here.

Call for Nominations - 2018 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies

The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is pleased to announce the 2018 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies. Founded originally by the late Professor Zola’s colleagues at Brandeis University, this annual award recognizes excellence in research and writing that shares the values and commitment to disability studies exemplified by Irving K. Zola’s life and scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY
·       The Zola Award is given to an emerging scholar in disability studies for a research product. A typical nominee is nearing or has completed a Ph.D. within the past seven years and does not yet have tenure. However, applications will also be accepted from independent scholars with or without degrees and those who received their degrees earlier but only recently moved into the area of disability studies. Emerging scholars who work in non-academic settings are also welcome to apply. Anyone who is currently enrolled in a graduate degree program or who has less than seven years of career experience in the field of Disability Studies is eligible to apply.

·       The research submitted must be relevant to disability studies, which we define broadly to include the examination of concepts and values related to disability in all forms of cultural representation throughout history, as well as analyses which deepen our understanding of the personal and social dimensions of the lived experience of disability.

·       In a given year, an applicant may submit only one paper for consideration.

·       Individuals who submitted papers unsuccessfully in past years may apply again.

·       Past awardees are not eligible to apply.

CRITERIA
To be considered for the competition, all manuscripts must adhere to the following criteria:

·       Overall length must not exceed 30 pages (double spaced, 12-point font).

·       Citations should follow the formatting appropriate for the author’s field of study.

·       Must be written in English.

·       Must be available in alternative formats (e.g., large print, Braille, audiotape) upon request of the Awards Committee.

·       Must have content reflecting on a topic relevant to disability studies.

·       Must be written by a single author who is also primarily responsible for the research described.

·       Must not have been previously published.

AWARD
The winner will receive:

·       Publication of the winning piece in the Disability Studies Quarterly.

·       A certificate of recognition.

·       An invitation to present at an SDS event.

TIMELINE
All manuscripts must be submitted by November 15, 2018. The recipient of the award will be announced on or around December 30, 2018.

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Call for Nominations - 2018 SDS Senior Scholar Award

SDS invites nominations for the 2018 SDS Senior Scholar Award. The award will be announced in December 2018. Please consider nominating mentors and colleagues who have shaped the field of disability studies. Past awardees include Nirmala Erevelles (2017), Katherine Ott (2016), David Gerber (2015), Devva Kasnitz (2014), Richard K. Scotch (2013), Carol Gill (2012), Tobin Siebers (2011), Rosemarie Garland Thomson (2010), Elizabeth Depoy and Stephen Gilson (2009), and Steve Taylor (2008).

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SDS SENIOR SCHOLAR:
• A final degree in his/her relevant field (PhD, EdD, MFA, DOT, DPT, etc.).
• A minimum of a decade of experience as a scholar in the field (such experience can include published scholarship, creative/artistic production, significant grants/applied research, or other equivalent activities).
• Scholarship that has made a significant contribution to and/or impact on the field of Disability Studies.
• Demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching, mentoring, or other kinds of leadership.

There are no restrictions on a nominee’s discipline or area of study.
Films, performances, on-line publications, traditional academic books and articles are all viewed as equally acceptable and deserving of recognition.
Also, people who are not members of SDS are eligible for the Senior Scholar Award. However, Members of the SDS Board are ineligible for the award during their tenure on the board.

TO APPLY:

The following must be submitted for an individual to be considered for the
award:

• A brief letter of nomination. We encourage self-nominations, as well as nominations of other individuals. If you wish to nominate someone other than yourself, please consult with that individual. We will ask that individual to confirm that she/he/they are willing to be considered.

• A minimum of two letters of support from individuals other than the nominee.

• A copy of the nominee’s CV.

• Contact information for the nominee.
Additional material may be requested (i.e., if the review committee is unable to locate and/or retrieve the nominee’s materials through databases and libraries).
Application packets can be sent electronically to: rparrey@ewu.edu and to devva@disstudies.org with “SENIOR SCHOLAR” in the subject line. Materials sent via USPS should be sent to Society for Disability Studies, PO Box #5570, Eureka, CA 95502, USA. Do expect a confirmation email.

AWARD:

The recipient of the SDS Senior Scholar Award will receive the following
recognition:

• Her/his/their name permanently posted on the SDS Website as a recipient of the award.

• A certificate of recognition.

• An invitation to present to the Society for Disability Studies Membership.

TIMELINE

Complete applications must be received by November 15, 2018. The 2018 recipient will be announced on or around December 30, 2018.-- Ryan C. Parrey, PhD

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Climate Futures, Design and the Just Transition RISD 9th/10th Nov

Please find below and attached information about a forthcoming RISD/Brown/Providence College symposium that Thea Riofrancos, Timmons Roberts and I have organized on climate futures, design and just transitions. Hoping to livestream some or part. Feel free to circulate to interested colleagues, students and friends.
Best,
Damian
Damian F. White
Dean of Liberal Arts and Professor of Social Theory and Environmental Studies;
Rhode Island School of Design
2 College Street, Providence, RI 02903 USA 434-202-9159
New Book!!!!! Environments, Natures and Social Theory: Towards a Critical Hybridity
Additional info
  
Climate Futures, Design and the Just Transition –
A Symposium
Friday Nov 9th 1.30pm-6.30pm
Saturday Nov 10th 9am-3pm.
Location: The Rhode Island School of Design, The RISD Auditorium  7 Canal Walk, Providence River Greenway, Providence, RI
https://www.google.com/maps/place/7+Canal+Walk,+Providence,+RI+02903/@41.8259504,-71.410998,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e4451656a05ee3:0x56db1c2ff77bad9b!8m2!3d41.8259464!4d-71.408804 
This event is free but to obtain a ticket please sign up here. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/division-of-liberal-arts-the-rhode-island-school-of-design-17952030680
Sponsored by:
RISD Liberal Arts Graduate Program in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies https://liberalartsmasters.risd.edu/ncss/
RISD Liberal Arts Graduate Program in Global Arts and Culture https://liberalartsmasters.risd.edu/gac/
Institute at Brown for Environment and Society https://www.brown.edu/academics/institute-environment-society/
Providence College
The North East Just Transitions Research Network,
Critical Design-Critical Futures http://www.cd-cf.org/
 
 
At a time when climate politics would seem to be stuck between a state of “melancholic paralysis” (Wark, 2015) and “passive nihilism” (Connolly, 2016), mobilizations occurring around just transitions stand as one of the few bright spots on the horizon. Discussions of just transitions are at different stages of development. They come with the usual bundle of issues, problems, controversies and setbacks. But they also come with potential and promise. In a bleak intellectual context, where the converging forces of climate destabilization and authoritarian populism would seem to be shrinking the ecopolitical imaginary to the propositions that we must either prepare for the worst or embrace a technocratic ecomodernist project to decarbonize the status quo, discussions circulating around just transitions are marked by a refreshing level of pragmatic concreteness and even a degree of hope.
 
Building on two previous meetings held at Brown and Northeastern by the Just Transitions Research Network in 2016 and 2017, this symposium will bring together a range of scholars and activists to map some of the different ways in which the search for just and rapid post carbon transitions now animates all manner of interventions--on the part of labor and climate justice activists, designers, architects, academics and artists--and is opening up intersectional spaces across movements fighting for racial and gender justice. We will explore the political, ideological, aesthetic, cultural and socio-technological barriers that stand in the way of just transitions in both the Global North and Global South. We will consider who is visible and who is rendered invisible in different kinds of transition discourses. This symposium will explore the potential material, political and ecological impacts of a renewables roll-out. Finally, we will debate the merits of just transitions premised on frameworks such as green growth, plenitude, degrowth, design futuring, decoloniality and beyond.
 
Friday Nov 9th (1.30pm-6.30pm)
 
Organizers: Damian White (Liberal Arts, RISD), Thea Riofrancos (Political Science, Providence College), and Timmons Roberts (Sociology, IBES and the Climate and Development Lab, Brown University).
 
Introduction
1.30-1.45
Framing and Welcome: Damian White
 
Panel 1:
1.45-3.00 pm
 
The Labor of Just transitions: Energy Democracy, Trade Unions and Blue Collar/Pink Collar/Green Collar/White Labor
The concept of the just transition has its roots in the labor movement and the international labor movement has been one of the major forces pushing for the adoption of this concept in global climate negotiations. But labor is under attack across the planet--and just transitions beyond fossil capitalism will require the broadest possible alliance of social forces to move us towards a coherent vision of energy democracy. In this session, we explore the opportunities and the tensions around the call for rapid and just transitions. Can the struggles for energy democracy be expanded by thinking more carefully about the alliances that can be built between blue/white collar, green/pink collar conceptualizations of labor? What might be the theoretical and practical opportunities that exist between labor-focused just transitions and movements mobilizing around gendered labor and racial justice? Can the international labor movement become a mechanism for thinking about multi-scalar just transitions?
 
Moderator Jonathan Highfield (Graduate Program Director Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies at RISD, President of RISD Faculty Association).
 
1. Sean Sweeney (Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, Miller Center, CUNY) “Labor as a Driver of the Just Transition towards Energy Democracy.”
2. Alyssa Battistoni (Yale, Political Science/Jacobin Magazine) “Green Jobs, Pink Collars: Revaluing Social Reproduction for Just Transitions."
3. Myles Lennon (Yale School of Forestry) “Beyond SolarTopia: Black Respectability and Blue-Collar Code-switching in the Shadows of Greenwashed Panaceas."   
 
Coffee Break 10 minutes
 
Panel 2
3.10pm-4.45pm 
Design, Creative Labor and the Just Transition
 
The just transition implies that we decarbonize our energy systems but also embark on a much broader redesign of our socio-material relations and landscapes. What role can design play in thinking about just transitions? What might the designed landscapes of just transitions look like? Who should be the designers of the just transition? To what extent might a just transition involve a revaluing of the creative labor and design intelligences of many different kinds of people beyond the world of professional designers?
 
Moderator: Anne Tate (Architecture, RISD).
 
1. Daniel Aldana Cohen (Sociology, UPenn), Nicholas Pevzner  "Gramsci Landscapes" (Landscape Architecture, UPenn). 
2. Namita Dharia (HPSS, RISD) “From Green to Grey: Sustainable architectures and the work of migrant labor in India.”
3. Elizabeth Dean Hermann (Undergraduate Concentration Coordinator Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies, Landscape Architecture RISD) “Designing Just Transitions: Urbanizations of Displacement, Climate Change and Natural Disasters in the Surrounds of the Bay of Bengal” 
 
Coffee & Snacks 4.45-5pm
 
Panel 3
5pm-6.30pm
Environmental Activism, Social Justice, and the Just Transition
 
To what extent does the concept of the just transition open the potential to build new horizons for activist movements struggling for environmental justice, housing justice, energy justice and indigenous justice here and beyond? How do local movements, around particular sites of fossil capital, energy grids, housing, and transit, scale up and out, and link up as part of translocal, national, and transnational environmental justice movements? How do these movements orient to capitalism, the state, electoral politics, and other movements not explicitly identified as environmentalist?
 
Moderator:Timmons Roberts (Sociology/IBES/Climate and Development Lab, Brown), moderator
 
1.Nicole Fabricant (Anthropology, Towson University) “Environmental Justice Struggles in Baltimore.”
2.Camilo Viveiros (George Wiley Center) “Struggles for Labor, Economic Justice and Just Transition in Southern New England”
3. Kai Bosworth (IBES, Brown) "The climate justice movement in the wake of Standing Rock."
   
Saturday Nov 10th (9am-3pm)
 
Panel 4
9.00-10.30am
Designing Just Transitions: Green Design and Global Supply Chains  

Rapid and just decarbonization of the global economy must occur as soon as possible. Critical scholarship has demonstrated that all things remaining equal, a rapid transition to renewable energy and transportation systems is going to have significant impacts on land use patterns, ecologies and communities all along the global supply chain. Yet, it is also clear that critiques of the material impacts of renewables can take very different forms and be used to bolster very different kinds of political projects from environmental justice activism to ecocentric romanticism, from anti-civilization/neo-primitivist currents, to pro-nuclear ecomodernists and anti-renewables fossil-fuel advocates. In this panel, we seek to explore how critical scholarship on global supply chains can engage fully with hazardous impacts of the big renewables roll out whilst also keeping the door open for reconfigurations and different modes of deployment that open up new possibilities for energy democracy.
 
Moderator: Thea Riofrancos (Providence College)
 
1. Peter C. Little (Rhode Island College) “Global Copper and Toxic Supply Chain Labor in Ghana.”   
2. Julie Klinger (Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University) “Rare Earths, Logistics and Supply Chains.”
3. Dustin Mulvaney (SJSU) “Environmental Justice, Global Supply Chains and the New Renewables Debate.”
 
Coffee 10.30-10.45am
 
Panel
10.45am-12 pm
Political Aesthetics and Low Carbon Futures
 
What might the design aesthetics of a just transition look like? Might it involve a move beyond eco-nostalgia for “the Nature we have lost” and a recognition that we are going to have new relations to new socio-natures and technonatures and designs with new natures? How does the struggle for post and decolonial interventions impact who has voice and how is represented in the just transition? Might a just transition involve thinking about futures but in ways that break from older modernist futurings?
 
Moderator:Damian White
 
 
 
1. Ijlal Muzaffar  (THAD, RISD) “Just Transitions and Post Colonial Perspectives.”
2. Anastasiia Raina (Graphic Design, RISD) “Post-Human Polymythology.”
3. Jesse Goldstein (Sociology, VCU) “Just Transitions beyond, through and against the Cleantech Surround.”
 
LUNCH
12-12.30pm
 
Panel 6.
12.30-2pm
Just Transitions, Public Ownership, and Platform Cooperatives
 
Would a just transition in the U.S. require the implementation of green social democracy? And/or do we need to move forward with new visions of social ownership, plentitude, and platform co-operatives? In this panel we will explore and appraise the range of different visions and proposals that are currently on the table for re-imaging left-green futures.
 
Moderator: Timmons Roberts
 
1. Juliet Schor (Sociology, Boston College) “The Sharing Economy, Platform Co-ops and their Limits.”
2. Johanna Bozuwa (The Next System Project/The Democracy Collaborative) “Public Ownership and Building the Next Energy System.”
3. Kate Aronoff (John Jay College, CUNY/ The Intercept/ In These Times) “Green Social Democracy and Beyond?” (Title TBC)
 
Final Wrap-Up
2-3pm
Long term visions for Just Transitions: Degrowth, Left Ecomodernism, Ecosocialism, or beyond?
 
The question of whether a long-term vision for the just transition should be premised on Left ecomodernism, degrowth, green growth, a critical and hybrid ecosocialism or some position in between has become ever more intensely debated across the pages of Jacobin, Monthly Review, New Left Review and in many other places besides. From debates around automation/UBI and plenitude to the 100% renewables/green nuclear debates, from the question of whether sustainable agriculture will involve sustainable intensification or new agro-ecologies to debates around the green new deal, the Green Left seems to be increasingly split on key issues. What is a viable long term vision for a political economy concerned with the just transition?  
 
Moderator: Thea Riofrancos (Providence College) + Conference Participants

Scholarships available for Landscape Governance course

Last chance to apply for a scholarship to attend our famous Landscape Governance course. The deadline for application has been extended to October 16th, which is barely ten days from now. So you’d better be fast, and join us in Wageningen, in April!
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accepting phd students - Bren School, UCSB

I'm planning to accept 1-2 PhD students interested in the intersection of environmental economics and conservation planning to join the Conservation Economics Lab (CEL) in Fall 2019. I'd appreciate it if you could forward the message below, or the attached flyer, to exceptional individuals that are considering pursuing a PhD. Thanks in advance for your help.

All the best,
Robert

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Robert Heilmayr
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies Program
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
University of California, Santa Barbara
rheilmayr@es.ucsb.edu | website | twitter: econ_servation

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Dr. Robert Heilmayr is seeking Ph.D. students interested in the intersection of environmental economics and conservation planning to join the Conservation Economics Lab (CEL) in Fall 2019. CEL combines approaches from economics, spatial data science and ecology to explore the way communities around the world use and govern natural resources. Examples of current research initiatives within CEL include (1) quantifying the social and ecological impacts of oil palm sustainability standards in Southeast Asia; (2) measuring the effectiveness of corporate zero-deforestation commitments in the Brazilian Amazon; and (3) assessing and designing payments for ecosystem services in South America.

Individuals with experience in environmental economics, econometrics, remote sensing and/or spatial analysis are encouraged to apply. Candidates interested in joining CEL should send a brief statement of research interests and a resumé with GPA to Robert Heilmayr (rheilmayr@bren.ucsb.edu). Prospective students will submit applications to UCSB’s Graduate Division by December 15, 2018 to be considered for the Ph.D. program in UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (deadlines in late-October) and the Bren School’s Forest Sustainability Fellowship.

The Bren School provides an incredibly rich and intellectually stimulating community of interdisciplinary scholars tackling pressing environmental challenges. The ten-campus University of California system is generally recognized as the world's premier public university system. As of July 2014, UCSB was ranked fifth in environmental economics among all universities in the United States and eighth among all universities in the world. In addition, Santa Barbara offers inspiring natural surroundings with countless opportunities for recreation. The Bren School believes that diverse perspectives are necessary to address sustainability challenges. As a result, we encourage applications from individuals representing the full diversity of disciplinary expertise, tradition, heritage, race, ethnicity, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, disability status, or experience.   

INEE Weekly Jobs Listing, 7 October 2018

The following new job openings have been added to INEE's website.
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Vacancy: Head of School, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland, Australia

   Head of School, School of Communication and Arts, The University of 
Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching 
and research universities, and ranks among the world’s top universities 
according to several key independent rankings. More than 52,000 current 
students study at UQ, which has won more national teaching awards than 
any other Australian university. UQ’s research has global impact, 
delivered by an interdisciplinary community of more than 1500 
researchers across our six faculties, eight globally recognised research 
institutes and 100+ research centres.

The School of Communication and Arts 
 is one of seven schools in the 
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ. It has an international 
reputation for outstanding research and teaching in Literary Studies, 
Art History and Curatorship, Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, 
Film and Television Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, Journalism and 
Writing. With around 50 academic staff, the School is recognised as one 
of the leading research intensive schools across Australia.

Working closely with the Executive Dean of Humanities and Social 
Sciences, the successful candidate will provide academic leadership that 
will build on the current record of excellence of teaching and research 
across all the disciplines in the School. You will also continue to 
promote and maintain strong and productive partnerships to enhance its 
engagement profile.

The position requires a distinguished academic with the vision and 
leadership qualities required to foster a culture of research, teaching 
excellence and engagement across a multi-disciplinary environment. You 
will be a team player, capable of acting in the best interests of the 
School, the Faculty and the institution.

For a confidential discussion, contact Bill Kett at Heidrick & Struggles 
on +61 3 9012 3049. To obtain an information pack or to apply, please 
email uqheadcommarts@heidrick.com by Sunday 4 November 2018.


Call for Papers -- ICA 2019 Preconference: ³Digital Journalism in Latin America²Vacancy: Head of School, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland, Australia

   Head*Call for Papers*

*ICA 2019 Preconference: “Digital Journalism in Latin America”*

*Organizers: Pablo J. Boczkowski (Northwestern University, USA) & 
Eugenia Mitchelstein (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina)*

*Preconference Date and Time: May 23th, 2019, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm*

*Location: School of Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University*

*Submission Deadline: November 1st, 2018*

Research on digital journalism has by now a solid tradition that spans 
more than two decades (Barnhurst, 2012; Boczkowski, 2002; Reich, 2018; 
Steensen, 2011). For the most part, this scholarship has focused on 
industrialized nations in North America and Europe (Mitchelstein and 
Boczkowski, 2009) and has paid comparatively less attention to other 
regions such as Latin America (for some notable exceptions, see Bachmann 
& Harlow, 2011; Boczkowski, 2010; González de Bustamante and Relly, 
2014; Harlow and Salaverría, 2016; Vimiero, 2017). This relative 
scarcity contrasts with the prominent role of digital journalism in the 
news diets of Latin Americans: around 9 out of 10 in Argentina, Brazil, 
Chile and Mexico access news online (Newman, et al, 2017). The growth in 
online audiences has been paralleled by the expansion of digital news 
operations, either as the internet operations of print media (Bachmann & 
Harlow, 2011) or as new online enterprises (Harlow and Salaverria, 2016; 
Requejo Alemán and Lugo Ocando, 2014).

As both digital news production and consumption have featured 
increasingly more prominently in the information landscape of Latin 
America, it is worth inquiring into whether the specificity of Latin 
America and its culture and institutions might entail differences with 
digital journalism as it is practiced and appropriated in other parts of 
the world. For instance, Latin American journalism has been described as 
less professionalized and less independent than in more stable 
democracies (de Albuquerque, 2005; Hallin and Papathanassopoulos, 2002; 
Hughes, 2006). How have these two long-standing features affected the 
practices of online news production and the self-perception of 
reporters? Has the development of online journalism allowed for the 
emergence digital start-ups and fact-checking organizations that compete 
with traditional news organizations with long-standing links with 
politicians and corporations? Have online news operations conducted 
mostly partisan journalism, due to their dependence on government 
advertising? Moreover, Latin American audiences tend to show high levels 
of skepticism towards news (Newman, et al, 2017). Has this lower level 
of credibility been tied to differences in willingness to pay for 
digital news, information acquisition online, and uptake of alternative 
media sources, among other activities?

The ICA pre-conference on Digital Journalism in Latin America invites 
scholars to examine the production, distribution, and consumption of 
digital journalism in Latin America. Both empirical and theoretical 
conference presentations; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods 
approaches; single-country and comparative research (with a major focus 
on Latin America); and historical and contemporary inquiries are welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

·Historical developments.

·Innovation and technological change in newsrooms.

·Business models.

·Modifications in work practices.

·Relationships with governmental, business, and nonprofit actors in the 
production and distribution of news.

·Differences and similarities in the emergence and development of 
digital journalism across and within Latin American countries.

·Occupational matters, including appearance of new roles such as 
engagement coordinator.

· The role of users in the creation of journalistic content.

·The influence of content intermediaries such as social media platforms, 
and the engagement with and by users on those platforms.

·The dynamics of digital news consumption on websites and apps.

·The role of gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in the 
uptake, reception, and re-circulation of digital news.

·The relationship between digital journalism and civil society, 
including indigenous populations, social movements, and human rights 
organizations.

·Issues of news credibility, including interpretations and practices 
related to fake news and misinformation, including partisan news 
organization and fact-checking operations.

*Information about submission: *

Authors should submit an extended abstract of no more than 750 words 
(excluding references). Abstracts should be submitted no later than 
16:00 UTC, November 1^st , 2018. Please make your submission on the ICA 
paper submission site and indicate that it is for the Preconference: 
“Digital Journalism in Latin America.” Authors will be notified about 
whether their abstract has been selected on January 15^th , 2019. 
Presenters will be encouraged to submit a full manuscript for the 
pre-conference. Full manuscripts should be sent to both of the 
pre-conference organizers via email by May 15^th , 2019, for 
presentation and discussion during the pre-conference. Papers should be 
between 6,500 and 7,000 words in length. Attendance to the preconference 
has a USD 25.00 fee. Please contact the organizers 
(pjb9@northwestern.edu  and 
emitchelstein@udesa.edu.ar ) if you 
have any questions and/or need any additional information.

*Sponsorship:*

This pre-conference is possible in part due to the generous support of 
the Department of Communication Studies 
 at 
Northwestern University, and the Center for the Study of Media and 
Society in Argentina  (MESO).


[New post] Call For Presenters!

   New post on Disability Research Forum


Call For Presenters!
by wheelieanacademic
Hello everyone!

I hope the new academic year is getting off to a good start! This post is to let you know about our plans for the Disability Research Forum seminar series for the 18/19 academic year.

This year, due to our workloads, we have set dates that the forum will take place on. If you would like to present please pick a date from the list below and drop me an email s.r.hannam-swain@shu.ac.uk to arrange. Sessions will be announced as usual on the blog, including location and time.

Available dates:

October 19th

November 14th

December 6th

January 29th

February 22nd

March 25th

April 12th

May 14th

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SIEF 2019 / Rural - CfP "Entangled Countryside - Tracking political negotiations and transformations of the rural"

For the SIEF congress 2019, we kindly invite papers for our panel "Entangled
Countryside - Tracking political negotiations and transformations of the
rural". Please find the call below and on the SIEF website:

https://nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2019/conferencesuite.php/panels/7201


The deadline for submission is October 15. 


Best regards, 

Oliver Müller, Bernhard Tschofen, Sina Wohlgemuth


Entangled Countryside - Tracking political negotiations and transformations
of the rural


Short abstract

Rural regions and rural imaginaries have currently become subject to
different and partly divergent political negotiations and transformations.
The panel highlights how discourses, policies, and actors transform everyday
lifeworlds in rural regions under conditions of complex political regimes.

Long abstract

Rural regions as well as rural imaginaries have currently become subject to
different and partly divergent political negotiations and transformations.
For example, the return of wolves has fuelled contentious negotiations of
ideas of rural nature and rural everyday lifeworlds in different European
countries. Right-wing and conservative politics in Germany or Austria have
built their ideas of "Heimat" (affective dimension of "homeland")
fundamentally on nostalgic ideas of the rural. At the same time, rural
regions and their inhabitants are subjected to EU structural and development
policies such as LEADER, which aim to readjust rural economies implementing
new forms of political and cultural participation. The panel aspires to
track these different political processes.

By which material and discursive practices are rural imaginations and
materialities transformed in the process of political negotiation? How
should we link local everyday negotiations of the rural to transregional
political dynamics? How do these political negotiations reformulate the
dichotomy between the "rural" and the "urban"?

How do right-wing politics reshape the ideas and imaginations of the rural?

How do rural development policies transform subjectivities, everyday
practices, and imaginations as well as materialities on the local level?
Which perspectives are opened up for studying the transformation of
political regimes by focusing on the everyday life implications of policies?

We invite papers presenting ethnographic research and/or theoretical
thoughts, as well as historical research, on how to grasp these political
negotiations and transformations of the rural. Contributions focusing on
processes in eastern and southern European countries are especially welcome.


Convenors


*        Sina Wohlgemuth (University of Bonn) 

*        Bernhard Tschofen (University of Zurich) 

*        Oliver Müller (Bonn University ) 



*        Propose panels online:

https://nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2019/conferencesuite.php/panels/7201 



Sina Wohlgemuth, M.A.

Research Fellow in DFG-funded project "Participative development of rural
regions"

Department of Cultural Anthropology



University of Bonn 

Am Hofgarten 22

53113 Bonn - Germany

  sina.wohlgemuth@uni-bonn.de 

+49 (0)228 73 6586


 
https://www.kulturanthropologie.uni-bonn.de/ 

  alltagswelten-blog.de


 

Women in Information and Computer Sciences at UCI

First General Meeting & Social

WHEN: Monday, 10/01/18 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: DBH 6011
RSVP: bit.ly/WICSxF18GeneralMeeting

Come out to the WICS first general meeting of the year! It will be a great chance to learn more about WICS and for you to meet your fellow ICS majors and the new WICS officers. You will also get an overview of some future events, and tell us what events you want WICS to organize this year! See you there! Free Food and Drinks provided with RSVP!


WICS Mentorship Program
 
If you're interested in receiving advice or want to share your experiences as a UCI Anteater, consider joining the WICS Mentorship Program!
For mentees, with WICS Mentorship, you can get all your questions about classes and about life at UCI answered directly through an experienced mentor. As for mentors, inspire your mentees to pursue their passions and guide them through choosing classes, finding internships, etc. By joining WICS Mentorship, you can participate in MENTORSHIP EXCLUSIVE activities throughout the year to help you and your mentor/mentee know each other even better!

Let us get to know you better and pair you with your mentor/mentee-soulmate by filling out the form below. Be sure to attend our Mentorship Mixer on October 8th at DBH 6011 at 6:30 pm!
 



Open Sesame: Coding for Kids
Open Sesame: Coding for Kids would like to invite UCI students to volunteer and teach coding and computer skills to children at local homeless shelters. Curriculum and materials will be provided. They meet and code with the kids year round on the fourth Friday of each month at Orange County Rescue Mission (1 Hope Drive, Tustin). Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0445acad29a5fa7-fourth

If you would like to learn more about their work you can visit us at: https://www.codeopensesame.com

 


Announcing New Details for GIF's Gulf International Conference

 New Speakers Announced for the Inaugural Gulf International Conference

"The Future of a Disrupted Gulf Region: Old Tensions, New Paradigms & Emerging US Challenges"

Panels
Panel 1 How We Got Here and Where the Region is Going?


Panel 2 The Gulf: Headed Towards a Post-Oil Era


Panel 3 Trump's America and the Region


Panel 4 The Ticking Time Bomb: Youth and Gender Issues


Round-tables
Roundtable 1 Free Media & Expression: Suppressed or Triumphant?


Roundtable 2 The Region's Future: Political Islam or Secularism?


More Information and Speakers to Be Announced!

When
October 16th, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Where
The National Press Club
Ballroom Hall
529 14th St, NW Floor Washington, DC.
Click here for directions.
RSVP:
Seating capacity is limited!
To register, please respond via events@gulfii.com with the following information: Full Name, Company/Affiliation, Title, & Phone Number, OR click here
If you have already received confirmation there is no need to re-send this information
We have received several inquires regarding opportunities to sponsor our event. If you are interested in any of the several sponsorship levels we have devised, please email jesse@gulfii.com for more information regarding sponsorship
For More information on the conference please visit gulfif.com/events

Gulf International Forum
1000 Potomac St NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20007
Phone (202)791-9016| Fax (202) 791-9001
Email: Info@gulfii.com
Website: www.gulfif.com


Call For ICA 2019 Proposals

I am looking to submit three possible panels for ICA 2019 in Washington DC.

   * One would be on the intersections between politics and professional
     wrestling, such as wrestlers as politicians, wrestlers as activists,
     reading wrestling as political, reading politics as kayfabe, etc.
   * One would be looking at fandoms other than for sports, media, or pop
     culture, such as fandoms around science, religion, politics, and more.
   * One would be looking at communication processes across gaps (such as
     differences in identities, ideologies, cultures, communities,
     disciplines, etc) to understand how communication can help people
     negotiate differences and perhaps overcome problems.

If you are interested in any of these panels, please send me a proposal 
of 250-500 words with your contact information to CarrieLynn D. Reinhard 
at creinhard@dom.edu by October 15th


Academic podcast- looking for participants

The Oxford-based Academic podcast 'Coffee & Cocktails' is looking for participants (in any and all disciplines) who would like take part in next month's show on 'Work-life balance' for new parents in academia. Ideally we would like to concentrate on both the difficulties and advantages to balancing both private and public life as well as discuss possible 'tips of the trade' for those who are considering (or are currently) starting new families.


If interested, feel free to contact the host, Dr Ann Wand: ann.wand@anthro.ox.ac.uk

Further information about the show can be found on C&C's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coffeeandcocktails1/?ref=bookmarks

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Now online - University of Toronto Law Journal Fall 2018

New issue is now online!
University of Toronto Law Journal
Volume 68, No. 4, Fall 2018
UTLJ Online: http://bit.ly/utlj684
Articles
Counterterrorism on campus
Lucia Zedner
The threat of terrorism and risks of radicalization pervade modern life. Universities are no exception, especially as young people are vulnerable to recruitment by extremist groups. Nonetheless, the decision of the United Kingdom (UK) government to place universities and other educational institutions under the statutory ‘Prevent duty,’ requiring them ‘to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism,’ is controversial. This article examines the historical background to this novel development in the complex interplay of hard and soft power security strategies. It asks why universities in the UK have been co-opted as agents of counterterrorism and reflects on the implications of the Prevent duty for fundamental rights, not least freedom of speech and academic freedom. It concludes by considering whether this security obligation is consistent with the larger role of the university in a democratic society. Read at UTLJ Online>>> http://bit.ly/utlj684a
The migration and evolution of programs to counter violent extremism
Kent Roach
The United Kingdom’s approach to Prevent duties to counter extremism is emerging as a negative example. Its focus on extremism is different from the focus on countering violent extremism outlined in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2178. The focus on extremism has been influential in China but not in Canada or other democracies. Going forward, more attention should be paid to equality concerns especially relating to Muslim minorities. It would be premature to reject all attempts to counter violent extremism. Less of a top-down, state-driven approach and the use of independent accountability and evaluation mechanisms have the potential to make countering violent extremism programs more effective, responsive, and legitimate. Read at UTLJ Online>>> http://bit.ly/utlj684b
The law of strangers: The form and substance of other-regarding international adjudication
Sivan Shlomo Agon, Eyal Benvenisti
The ever-intensifying trends of global interdependence have created a complex reality in which decisions of sovereign states, like those of international courts, radiate far beyond their traditional confines, affecting the interests of a range of strangers (third states, individuals, corporations, and others), without being politically accountable to them. Could and should international courts narrow these accountability gaps by insisting that states take the interests of disregarded strangers into account and by opening the courts’ own doors to the strangers affected by their judgments? In this article, we analyze the judicial commitment to bridge these accountability gaps toward globally affected others by (a) ratcheting up the substantive and procedural duties that states owe to strangers affected by their national policies and (b) by facilitating the consideration and voice of affected strangers in the adjudication process itself. In analyzing these two other-regarding judicial responses, we focus on one pivotal site of global judicial governance, the World Trade Organization dispute settlement system (WTO DSS). Based on a close analysis of the rich WTO jurisprudence, the article shows that since its inception in 1995, other-regarding considerations have played a significant role in the WTO DSS operation. This WTO’s adjudicative philosophy of regard for others, the article argues, demonstrates an evolving judicial sensitivity to the challenges of accountability and voice generated by globalization at the national and international levels. Read at UTLJ Online>>> http://bit.ly/utlj684c
The architectural metaphor and the decline of political conventions in the Supreme Court of Canada’s Senate Reform Reference Christa Scholtz
In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the federal government’s Senate reform agenda. This article focuses on the Court’s response to the government’s proposal for consultative (non-binding) elections, which would have had the prime minister consider recommending an electorate’s preferred candidate for nomination by the governor general. The Court rejected the government’s argument that the proposal was consistent with the legally unenforceable parliamentary conventions of responsible government. The Court characterized the proposal as a break in Canada’s ‘constitutional architecture.’ I ask: how is it that Canada’s constitutional architecture has become unconventional? My answer lies in the Court’s theorization of what the Constitution is and how it may be amended. I trace a shift in the Court’s metaphorical reasoning, from the 1981 Patriation Reference’s Constitution as dynamic machine where conventions are its ‘operative force’ to the 1998 Secession and 2014 Senate Reform References, where a static and aesthetically coherent Constitution as architecture emerges. I argue that, in its architectural understanding, the Court understates the role of conventions in constitutional amendment and finally casts conventions as the saboteurs of a unified constitutional design. Read at UTLJ Online>>> http://bit.ly/utlj684d
Review Essay
Politeia’s place in our practical life: Pierre Bourdieu on the modern state
Richard Mullender
Pierre Bourdieu’s account of the modern state’s emergence has affinities with the analyses of legal systems offered by Herbert Hart and Hans Kelsen. Bourdieu, Hart, and Kelsen each describe normative spaces within which practical life unfolds. While Bourdieu’s account of the state as ‘a space of spaces’ is less systematic than the analyses of Hart and Kelsen, he augments their contributions in important ways. He conveys a more definite sense of the texture of lived experience within the space he describes than either Hart or Kelsen on the modern state. Bourdieu’s analysis also affords a basis on which to draw out the significance of institutions that rarely feature in jurisprudential works on the state or legal systems. This article illustrates this point by reference to the public inquiry. It also finds at work within On the State an ideal that gives expression to an egalitarian philosophy of government. This is the ideal of politeia, which, on the view offered here, identifies legal, political, and economic institutions and practices as constituents of ‘community.’ Read at UTLJ Online>>> http://bit.ly/utlj684e
Founded in 1935, UTLJ is the oldest university law journal in Canada. UTLJ publishes the work of internationally known scholars, not only in law but also in a broad range of disciplines relating to law, such as economics, political science, philosophy, sociology, and history. UTLJ is available in print and online.
For more information about the University of Toronto Law Journal, or for submissions information, please contact:
University of Toronto Press - Journals Division
5201 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON, Canada M3H 5T8
Tel: (416) 667-7810 Fax: (416) 667-7832
journals@utpress.utoronto.ca
https://www.utpjournals.press/loi/utlj

$1 billion to accelerate battery storage

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The World Bank Group commits $1 billion for battery storage to ramp up renewable energy globally
The new program aims to help fast-track investments in battery storage, so it can be deployed affordably and at scale in middle-income and developing countries, including some of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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Innovative, first-of-its-kind partnership to end famine launches
The World Bank, United Nations and humanitarian organizations launch the Famine Action Mechanism (FAM)—the first global mechanism dedicated to preventing future famines. FAM will bring together innovative technology, early financing, and strong partnerships.

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Human capital and technology: Building the new social contract
Ahead of the World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meetings, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will speak at Stanford University about preparing the next generation for an emerging, disrupted world. Join us live and follow the conversation via #InvestinPeople!

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Job vacancies: Regional coordinator MMC North Africa

please note that the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) is recruiting a coordinator for the MMC North Africa hub, based in the DRC office in Tunis.

It is a very interesting position, combining research coordination, management and representational duties. The coordinator will play a crucial role in the expansion of the activities in the region, in close coordination with DRC regional offices and DRC Geneva.

If you fulfill the criteria please apply or share this with potential good candidates.

 With my best regards,

Roberto Forin - MMC Global Coordinator

https://reliefweb.int/job/2797179/mixed-migration-manager

UNITAR invites you to join our "Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development" course

UNITAR invites you to join our "Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development" e-learning course


Following our previous email, we would like to remind you that our online programme Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development is fast approaching, and we would love if you could join us! 
This course, which was pioneered in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and Gaia Education, starts on the 8 October 2018, for a period of 8 weeks.
Likewise, we wanted to let you know that the course has been certified by CPD UK-Continuing Professional Development. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the commitment by professionals to develop new skills or enhance existing ones through online training programmes and face-to-face courses. Many organisations, companies and businesses prioritise CPD to ensure their workforce is up skilled, abreast with the latest knowledge and at the forefront of their sector.
This course will provide you a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means for fostering resilience in your community, village, country or neighbourhood. As you know, access to energy is a prerequisite for economic and social development, as almost every type of productive activity needs energy as an input. With this course you will enhance your capacity as a change maker to take an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet the emerging needs of your surrounding community.
For more information and/ or to register, you can access the event's official website: http://bit.ly/gaiaRESD
We hope to count on your collaboration and participation in our course! Also, please feel free to share this information with colleagues that you think might be interested. We remain at your disposal for any question, and you can contact us at:
Social Development Programme (UNITAR) e-mail: sdp@unitar.org
Gaia Education e-mail: elearning@gaiaeducation.org
Best,
Social Development Programme
Division for People and Social Inclusion

Save The Date - International Conference Energy & Meteorology 2019

 The World Energy & Meteorology Council and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) are excited to announce that the 6th International Conference Energy & Meteorology will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 25-27 June 2019, with the pre-conference seminar on Monday 24 June.

Key Dates:
- Registration Opens: November 2018
- Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 January 2019
- Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 22 February 2019
- Early Bird Registration Closes: 19 April 2019

More details to follow via www.wemcouncil.org 

On Twitter? Follow our dedicated ICEM2019 feed at http://www.twitter.com/icem2019denmark 

Associate Lecturer (0.5) in Sound

   We are currently advertising for an Associate Lecturer (0.5) in Sound to 
work on our new BA Film-making degree but also contributing to the 
long-established BA Film and Television Studies degree scheme - please 
see https://jobs.aber.ac.uk/en/vacancy/associate-lecturer-sound-360446.html.



Associate Lecturer (Sound)


Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Salary Scale
£27,830 - £33,199 per annum (pro rata)
FT / PT
Part Time
Weekly Hours
18.25
Medical fitness assessment required
Yes
Interview Date
29 Hydref / October 2018
Closing Date
14/10/2018
Ref No
2145
Documents

     TFTS.18.2145 Disgrifiad Swydd.pdf
     (PDF, 250.5kb)
     TFTS.18.2145 Job Description.pdf
     (PDF, 271.39kb)

Job Description

To promote a flexible workforce, the University will consider 
applications from individuals seeking full time, part time, job share, 
or term time only working arrangements.

An opportunity has arisen in the Department of Theatre, Film and 
Television Studies, an experienced sound professional to join the 
teaching and technical teams in the Department.  The Lecturer role will 
be one of several roles who will support the exciting new provision in 
the area Film-making.

You will be an experienced, skilled practitioner with recent experience 
of sound recording, design and dubbing. You should be passionate about 
filmmaking and committed to supporting the next generation of film makers.

You will support students in the area of sound but will contribute 
across a range of practical subjects.

You will undertake the range of teaching and teaching-related duties 
including assessment, alongside the teaching and technical staff team.

To make an informal enquiry, please contact Huw Penallt Jones, Senior 
Lecturer, at huj7@aber.ac.uk.

CFP: 14th World Congress of Semiotics, Buenos Aires

  14th World Congress of Semiotics
of the International Association for Semiotics Studies /
Association Internationale de Sémiotique (IASS/AIS) organized
by the Asociación Argentina de Semiótica – AAS and
the Universidad Nacional de las Artes – UNA,

Buenos Aires, 9-13 september 2019

*2nd announcement - Call for papers*

*Announcement*

This is the announcement for the 14th World Congress of Semiotics of the 
International Association for Semiotic Studies – IASS/AIS, to be held on 
September 9-13, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The congress will take 
places on the premises of the National University of Arts (UNA).

*Theme and axes*

This time, the word “trajectories” has been chosen for the theme of the 
Congress, taking into account the remarkable wealth of meanings arising 
from its contemporary uses, applicable from different perspectives to 
the description of the continuities and changes that compose the 
discipline. We consider that the best example can be found in the 
trajectory of definitions of the very notion of semiotics.

_Theme and axes 
_

*Presentation of abstracts*

* Title of presentation

* Author/s

* Institution (indicate for each author)

* Country

* E-mail (one for each author)

* Thematic axis (two axes can be chosen)

* Five keywords

* The presentations should be between 300 and 500 words in length.

**

*Proposals Submission*

The proposal and abstract submission must be carried out through the 
specific section of the website (from 01/10/2018)

**

*Languages*

The accepted languages of the Congress and the publication are the 
official ones of the IASS/AIS (English, French, Spanish and German). In 
addition, Portuguese will be included as invited language at the 
suggestion of the Organizing Committee of the Congress and by the 
endorsement of the IASS-AIS Bureau.

**

*Deadlines for submission and proposals acceptance*

* Presentation of abstracts: from October 1 to December 5, 2018

* Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts: by February 28, 2019

**

*Registration*

Each participant will be registered once their abstract is accepted and 
the corresponding fee has been paid. The payment will be made 
exclusively through the electronic system of the Congress website.

*Organizing Committee*

Asociación Argentina de Semiótica (AAS): María Teresa Dalmasso, Oscar 
Traversa, Claudio Guerri, Oscar Steimberg, Gastón Cingolani

Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA): Marita Soto, Sergio Ramos, 
Federico Baeza

**

*Executive Committee*

José Luis Caivano, Beatriz Sznaider, Pablo Porto López, Manuel Libenson, 
Carolina Rochi, Carina Perticone, Natalia Laube, Damián del Valle, Ruth 
Dekiermacher

**

*Bureau IASS-AIS 2014-2019*

/President/

Paul Cobley (United Kingdom)

/Secretary general/

Kristian Bankov (Bulgaria)

/Vice-Presidents/

Anne Hénault (France), José Enrique Finol (Venezuela), Kim Sung-do 
(Korea), Mohamed

Bernoussi (Morocco), Susan Petrilli (Australia/Italia)

/Vice-secretary general/

Priscila Borges (Brazil)

/Treasuriers/

Daina Teters (Latvia) Jie Zhang (China)

/Vice- Treasuriers/

Stephanie Walsh Matthews (Canada)

/Honorary Presidents/

Eero Tarasti (Finland), Umberto Eco (Italy), Jerzy Pelc (Poland), Roland 
Posner (Germany), Cesare Segre (Italy), Gloria Withalm (Austria)

CFP 3rd International Data Power conference, 12th/13th September 2019, Bremen, Germany

3rd International Data Power conference, 12th/13th September 2019,
Bremen, Germany

Thursday 12th and Friday 13th SEPTEMBER 2019, University of Bremen, Germany

With increasingly globalized digital infrastructures and a global
digital political economy, we face new concentrations of power,
leading to new inequalities and insecurities with respect to data
ownership, data geographies and different data-related practices. It
is not only a concentration of power by a few corporations, but also a
concentration of the availability of data in individual regions of the
world. This includes (exerting) power about data (infra)structures and
processes of data creation, data collection, data access, data
processing, data interpretation, data storing, data visualisations.

The Global in/securities theme of the 2019 Data Power conference
attends to questions around these phenomena, asking: How does data
power further or contest global in/securities? How are global
in/securities constructed through or against data? How do civil
society actors, government, people engage with societal and individual
in/securities through and with data? What are appropriate ontologies
to think about data and persons? How may we envisage a just data
society? And what does decolonizing data in/securities look like?

This conference creates a space to reflect on these and other critical
issues relating to data’s in/security and its decolonizing. Confirmed
keynote speakers are:

* Virginia Eubanks, University at Albany, USA;
* Jack Linchuan Qiu, Chinese University, Hongkong;
* Seeta Peña Gangadaran, LSE, UK;
* Nimmi Rangaswamy, Indian Institute of Information Technology, IIIT,
Hyderabad, India.

Papers and panels are invited on the following – and other – topics:

* Big data and humanitarianism
* ‘Good’ data, data justice and well-being
* Data, discrimination and inequality
* Data activism, citizen engagement, indigenous data sovereignty and 
open data
* Critical, theoretical and feminist approaches to data in/securities
* Data journalism and rhetorics of data visualization
* Data-driven governance and open data
* Securitization and militarization of data infrastructures
* Emerging in/securities through algorithms and automated decision-making
* Forensic data, human rights and refugees
* Decolonizing data in/securities and data labor
* Machine learning, developmentalism and human security

Information/details

* Please submit 250-word-paper proposals, using the online submission
system at the conference webpage:
https://www.uni-bremen.de/data-power-global-insecurities/ (to be
opened soon).
* The deadline for paper proposals is 31st January 2019.
* The conference fee is 200 Euro, and 100 Euro for students. There
will be travel grants for participants from the global south and PhD
student fee waivers (please indicate the need when applying).
* The organising committee will select papers for a special theme
proposal to be submitted to the peer reviewed journal Big Data &
Society.
* For information on travel visa, please visit the following web page:
https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/visa-policy/schengen_visa_en.
Letters of invitation will be sent by the conference organizers.


Journalism Mellon Scholarship programme

Postgraduate Programme in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at RHODES UNIVERSITY, SOUTH AFRICA - MEDIA AND SOCIALITY
 
The postgraduate programme in Media and Social Belonging (funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation) in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University is now accepting applications for both study and scholarships.
 
• Five Honours bursaries at R90 000 for one year of study
• Four Masters bursaries at R100 000 for two years of study
• Five Doctoral bursaries at R125 000 for three years of study
 
To apply, please send the following documents to Ettioné Ferreira at ammadmin@ru.ac.za by
Monday 12 November 2018:
 
• Academic transcripts of degrees to date
• Motivation letter for joining the programme
and the level you will be applying for.
• An indication of whether you are applying for a bursary. Specify whether you are interested in joining the programme regardless of whether you will be awarded a bursary or not.
• A recent piece of academic/research writing.
• CV.
• The formal Rhodes University application form available from http://www.ru.ac.za/postgraduategateway/
 
Please see attached advert for full details and criteria.
 
 
Kind Regards,
 
 
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Ettioné Ferreira
Post Graduate Administrator & Social Media Manager: School of Journalism and Media Studies
Humanities Faculty
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African Matrix Building, Upper Prince Alfred Street, Grahamstown, 6139  
PO Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa
www.ru.ac.za 
 
 
 
 
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CfP Data Power 2019 - 12-13/08/2019 in Bremen

We are excited to announce the Call for Abstracts for DATA POWER 2019, a two-day, international conference organized by ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen (Germamy) in cooperation with the Universities of Carleton (Canada) and Sheffield (UK).
 
“DATA POWER: global in/securities” focuses on critical questions about data’s power, reflecting on the social and cultural consequences of data becoming increasingly pervasive in our lives. With its critical approach towards datafication in relation to power in a wide variety of areas, the conference will focus on dialogues between Global North and Global South perspectives. Current issues of the ever more ubiquitous power of digital data manifest themselves in societies and cultures all over the world that are increasingly mediatized which means a growing interdependence of individuals, collectivities and organisations with digital communication media.

With increasingly globalized digital infrastructures and a global digital political economy, we face new concentrations of power, leading to new inequalities and insecurities with respect to data ownership, data geographies and different forms of data-related practices. It is not only a concentration of power by a few corporations, but also a concentration of the availability of data on individual regions of the world. This includes (exerting) power about data (infra)structures and processes of data creation, data collection, data access, data processing, data interpretation, data storing, and data visualisations. 

Therefore, the global “DATA POWER” conference will bring together scholars from the Global South and the Global North in order to jointly address pressing questions around these phenomena. Confirmed keynote speakers are:
Virginia Eubanks, University at Albany, USA
Jack Linchuan Qiu, Chinese University Hongkong, China
Seeta Peña Gangadaran, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Nimmi Rangaswamy, Indian Institute of Information Technology, IIIT, Hyderabad, India
Dates: Thursday 12th and Friday 13th SEPTEMBER 2019
Venue: University of Bremen, Germany
++ Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2019 ++
 
More information here: https://www.uni-bremen.de/data-power-global-insecurities
CfP here: https://www.uni-bremen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/sites/datapower/cfp_datapower_2019_bremen.pdf
 

Join the Eye on Earth Symposium online: All 36 sessions will be webcast globally

It is with great pleasure that we share (attached) the Programme of the upcoming Eye on Earth Symposium, to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from October 22-24 2018
 
We are delighted to advise that the rich programme of 36 sessions will be webcast.   Remote participants joining by webcast will be able to see, hear and speak in the Symposium Sessions.   Wherever you are in the world you will be able to be a full participant in the sessions. 
 
In line with its partnership building and knowledge exchange mission participation in Eye on Earth, the Eye on Earth Symposium and the Eye on Earth webcasts are free of cost.
 
We are immensely proud of the outstanding programme that you, the members of the Eye on Earth global collaborative, have brought together.     The sessions involve eighty four leading experts in environment and natural resources aspects of information for sustainable development.   The programme offers a rich suite of topic areas from fundamental enablers such as Environmental Education, Citizen Science and Cataloguing Indigenous Knowledge, through technology innovations such as the UN Environment’s World Situation Room, WRI’s Resource Watch and the Open Data Cube to specific environmental policy areas such as Biodiversity and Air Quality.   The programme addresses issues relevant to all geographies.
 
Below we list the Session titles, dates and times  and the webinar URL’s.     Dates and times are Dubai/UTC+4.  We recommend using an online time zone converter to convert to your home time zone.   Full details including abstracts and speakers can be found in the attached Programme document.
 
Information about the Eye on Earth Symposium can be found at the Eye on Earth website:   https://eye-on-earth.net
 
Follow news and promote the Symposium using  #EyeOnEarthSymposium
 
Please share this email and the attachment with relevant members of your professional and institutional network. 
 
For technical reasons each session is run as a separate webinar, so you must register for each webinar separately.   You only need answer the key webinar registration information; the optional fields need only be answered once.
 
The programme is subject to minor change, the latest data will always be available at https://eye-on-earth.net#programme
 
The Eye on Earth Symposium will be professionally reported by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services
 
THE EYE ON EARTH SYMPOSIUM IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP OF THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY – ABU DHABI
 
Date (Dubai/UTC+4 Time Zone)

Session Title

Webcast URL

Start Time
(Dubai/UTC+4)

Duration

Monday, October 22, 2018

Opening Welcome

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/95387425073677571

8:45

15 mins

Monday, October 22, 2018

Africa SDGs Data Mapping

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2430346601703612675

9:35

40 mins

Monday, October 22, 2018

Improving and harmonizing air quality data to map health impacts of air pollution: Featuring a case study from Abu Dhabi

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/670499076610076675

9:35

55 mins

Monday, October 22, 2018

Data Challenges and Opportunities for Implementing the SDGs in the Arab Region

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4004036912609502723

10:20

1 hr 25 mins

Monday, October 22, 2018

Cataloguing Indigenous Knowledge

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2571966997895127043

10:45

1 hr

Monday, October 22, 2018

Global Environmental Education Partnership: Building a Global Champion for Environmental Education

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1064726771705840899

15:00

1 hr 15 mins

Monday, October 22, 2018

Information into Action: Approaches and lessons learned from global data initiatives

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6464732940455229699

15:00

1 hr 15 mins

Monday, October 22, 2018

Global Forest Link: Engaging Youth Worldwide in Collaborative Environmental Analysis and Decision Making

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2539419254691109635

16:30

1 hr

Monday, October 22, 2018

Resource Watch Workshop - Monitoring the Planet’s Pulse

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7101499706518952963

16:30

45 mins

Monday, October 22, 2018

Application of Earth Observation (EO) data to support robust investment decisions in the face of a changing climate

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/441510386964510211

17:30

2 hr

Monday, October 22, 2018

Global Environmental Education Partnership and NAAEE: An Interactive Workshop Focused on Strengthening Environmental Education Around the World!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5030478296136017666  

17:45

2 hr 30 mins

 
 
Date (Dubai/UTC+4 Time Zone)

Session Title

Webcast URL

Start Time
(Dubai/UTC+4)

Duration

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Open Data Cubes: Earth Observations for the Sustainable Development Goals

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4737005448546195459

8:30

2 hr

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Gender disaggregated data in Natural Resource Management

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/271267504076409859

8:45

30 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) Dashboard: Tracking Trends for Conservation

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7192313869415810307

9:30

1 hr

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Environmental Conventions Index: Measuring the implementation of global environmental conventions

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9125299291510519811

10:45

1 hr 15 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Applied System of Systems Approach to the 2030 Agenda

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1531514537693617155

10:45

40 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Visual Analysis of SDG Indicators and Environmental Surveys with SuAVE

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3580310420032586499

11:30

30 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Fish Carbon - Ocean Conservation as Climate Change Action

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1086468514872186881

13:00

15 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The World Situation Room - UN Environment’s response to the Data Revolution

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4683709920924816131

13:15

1 hr 30 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Integration and disaggregation of biodiversity data towards sustainable development: a deep dive

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9057172451543262211

13:15

1 hr 30 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Doing Business Differently: How the use of data can enhance the role of the private sector in addressing climate change

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7496086941936837123

15:00

1 hr 15 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

WWF tools for unlocking community based environmental monitoring

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5310956015802151683

15:00

15 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Engagement and Big Data: the Citizen Science contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/158805056741792259

15:15

1 hr

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Implementation and applications of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3088664895183572227

16:30

3 hr 45 mins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The contribution of non-traditional data including Citizen Science in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2935397372317782019

16:30

2 hr

 
 
 
Date (Dubai/UTC+4 Time Zone)

Session Title

Webcast URL

Start Time
(Dubai/UTC+4)

Duration

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

UN Biodiversity Lab: Empowering Policymakers to Use and Apply Spatial Data

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4676928133204329219

8:30

45 mins

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Environmental Communication in Visual Media

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2345314770457793795

8:45

45 mins

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA): Serving environmental policies for Sustainable Development and the SDGs (part 1 The SEEA Central Framework )

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6132699120564448259

9:30

1 hr

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Enhanced Earth Science Data Discovery and Integration with Research Workbenches: the EarthCube Data Discovery Hub

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3479650130509648899

9:45

45 mins

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Introducing the Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2648419339911407107

10:45

1 hr 30 mins

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA): Serving environmental policies for Sustainable Development and the SDGs (part 2 Ecosystem Accounting )

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3715960468084951299

10:45

1 hr

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Big data for toxic exposure assessment and prevention to make a safer world for people, environment and wildlife by 2030

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8091283372377498115

11:50

25 mins

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SDG Deep Dive

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4793222378563002115

13:15

1 hr 30 mins

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Brainstorming workshop – Global environmental issues at the brink of transformational information and capacity building solutions

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1021434600895646979

15:00

1 hr 15 mins

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Expanding the Eye on Earth Impact

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/971219904854216963

17:15

45 mins

 
 
 

Lights, Camera, Learning: teaching with the moving image conference

  *Lights, camera, learning: teaching with the moving image*

A conference organised by Learning on Screen and School of Arts, 
Birkbeck, University of London

Friday 23 – Saturday 24 November 2018

Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Details:

http://bufvc.ac.uk/events/lights-camera-learning-teaching-with-the-moving-image

Bookings:

https://bufvc.wufoo.com/forms/w185uje502yjta7/

To mark its 70^th anniversary in 2018 Learning on Screen (formerly the 
British Universities Film and Video Council) together with Birkbeck, 
University of London has organised a two-day conference exploring the 
history of teaching and learning with the moving image.

Circumstances earlier in the year led to a postponement of the 
conference to November. We have an exciting line-up of speakers and 
presentations, including keynote addresses from Dr Alex Southern and 
Patrick Russell, together with a roundtable on the history and legacy of 
the BUFVC / Learning on Screen and cinema showings of a selection of 
archive titles.

We have the opportunity to integrate a small number of additional 
presentations into the programme, and the organisers would welcome 
further proposals.

*Lights, camera, learning*aims to bring together film and television 
historians with those engaged with the history of educational practice 
and policy and with practitioners past and present, to explore how film 
and television with explicit educational aims has been argued for, 
produced, funded, distributed, shown, received, discussed and understood 
over the past century in Britain.

The conference will address in particular three strands of this history:

• Production, content and technologies of screen-based educational media;

• Classroom practice and pedagogies for the reception and use of film 
and television;

•  Policy debates and determinations about the place and value of moving 
image media in formal education.

Proposals for 20-minute panel papers are invited covering all aspects of 
the histories of teaching and learning in schools, universities and 
other institutions with and from moving image media.

A fuller list of possible topics is archived at /CSTonline/:

https://cstonline.net/cfp-lights-camera-learning-teaching-with-the-moving-image-april-19-20-2018-birkbeck-university-of-london-uk-deadline-nov-30-2017/

Submissions in the form of 300-word abstracts accompanied by a 
one-paragraph CV are invited by *10 October 2018*.

Please send submissions and queries to arts-LOS70th@bbk.ac.uk 


Invitations to additional speakers will be issued by 15 October 2018.

*Lights, camera, learning *is convened by Mike Allen (Birkbeck, 
University of London); Professor John Ellis (Royal Holloway, University 
of London); Dr Katerina Loukopoulou (Middlesex University London); Dr 
Emma Sandon (Birkbeck, University of London) and Professor John Wyver 
(University of Westminster), and is presented in association with 
Birkbeck Institute of Moving Image (BIMI)

Associate Professor (tenure track) in Journalism at University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  Associate Professor (tenure track) in Journalism at University of 
Jyväskylä, Finland


Department of Language and Communication Studies at University of 
Jyväskylä is currently seeking to recruit an Associate Professor (tenure 
track) in Journalism, starting August 1st 2019 for a fixed-term period 
of five years.

A successful applicant needs to demonstrate solid experience of research 
and teaching in the field of journalism. In the evaluation of the 
applicants’ merits a special emphasis will be placed on strong 
international research profile and teaching experience. Previous 
research in the areas of digital media, online communication, new forms 
of journalism and changing journalistic work will be considered an 
asset. Success in acquiring external funding, supervision of theses, and 
administrative experience will also be considered an asset.

The duties of the associate professor include effective and high-level 
international research and publication activity, initiating and leading 
research projects, acquiring external research funding, active 
participation in national and international networks, and teaching and 
supervision at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level.

The appointment is for a fixed period of five years, An especially 
distinguished and unquestionably qualified person may exceptionally be 
appointed directly to the position of professor presuming there is no 
candidate available who is more competent and suitable candidate for the 
position.

The naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a 
dynamic multidisciplinary research university (https://www.jyu.fi/en) – 
a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 
students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. 
It was Jyväskylä, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education 
began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the 
future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our 
driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and 
work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and 
passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The advertised position is linked to two core areas in the research 
profile of the University of Jyväskylä: Languages, Culture and 
Communities in Global Change Processes and Information Technology and 
the Human in the Knowledge Society. The position also supports the 
research strategy of the Department of Language and Communication 
Studies, particularly by strengthening research in the fields of digital 
communication, contemporary trends in journalism and technologically 
mediated interaction.

Please submit your application at the latest on November 11th 2018

More information and the link to the online application form can be 
found at 
https://www.jyu.fi/saima/certiahome/open_job_view.html;jsessionid=EA89B02A3D34DD91FBA205C9CE336550?id=00005748&did=5600&lang=en&jc=12&nav_from_open_jobs_view_new=true

For more information you can also contact Professor Mikko Villi, e-mail: 
mikko.villi@jyu.fi, tel. +358 40 805 4831 or Head of Department, 
Professor Mika Lähteenmäki, e-mail: mika.k.lahteenmaki@jyu.fi, tel. +358 
40 805 3206.



CFP for Ethnography of Communication Conference

The University of Helsinki cordially invites scholars working on 
or interested in Ethnography of Communication to Helsinki, Finland for a 
conference to be held *June 11-14, 2019.* The conference is titled 
*Ethnography of Communication and Interdisciplinary Moves*. This is the 
fourth conference devoted to Ethnography of Communication approaches; 
other conferences have gathered in the US, in Washington, Omaha, and 
most recently in New York. The submission for abstracts opens November 
1, and closes December 3, 2018 here:

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/ethnography-of-communication-and-interdisciplinary-moves


The theoretical-methodological approach of Ethnography of Communication 
is a particular way to study culture, communication and interaction. It 
lives in and nourishes multiple languages and countries and pulls on 
different academic communities such as linguistics, sociolinguistics, 
anthropology, anthropological linguistics, folklore studies, media 
studies, conversation analysis, etc.

The June 2019 conference has a two-fold structure designed to benefit 
local and international researchers. First, invited workshops and paper 
presentations will explore the ways in which Ethnography of 
Communication relates in particular with language ideology, folklore 
studies, and media ethnography. All three approaches or disciplines are 
alive and strong at the University of Helsinki, and they are closely 
related to Ethnography of Communication. Second, individual papers and 
panels will present recent research and other works on the Ethnography 
of Communication.


Professor Emeritus Robert Craig (University of Colorado, Boulder) 
will present the keynote.


The organization committee invites *individual **abstracts** and panel 
proposals *that apply Ethnography of Communication, report on research 
in Ethnography of Communication, or present recent developments in 
Ethnography of Communication. All submissions are competitively selected.


*Submissions* should address and answer any of the following questions 
and/or themes:

- How might we combine research on language ideologies with Ethnography 
of Communication?

- How might we combine research on folklore studies with Ethnography of 
Communication?

- In what ways are methods in media ethnography in anthropology and 
methods applied in Ethnography of Communication shared or not? How do 
the methods used in media ethnography compare to those used in 
Ethnography of Communication?

- Presentations that consider Ethnography of Communication research as 
it crosses disciplinary borders.

- Recent questions, concerns, and research in Ethnography of Communication.

*Important dates *

Abstract submission opens by November 1, 2018.

Abstract submission closes December 3, 2018.

Acceptance of abstracts, evaluated by the academic review board, will be 
announced by January 15, 2019.

Registration for the conference opens by January 15, 2019.

Conference begins Tuesday afternoon, June 11. Conference closes Friday 
afternoon, June 14, 2019.


*Venue and costs*

The conference fee is designed to include three lunches and the 
conference dinner. The conference fees will be around 80 euros for 
graduate students, and 150 euros for others. The conference will take 
place in down town Helsinki, on the main campus of the University of 
Helsinki. The local organizing committee is Saila Poutiainen (chair), 
Eeva Sippola, Eija Stark, and Johanna Sumiala.

Two tenure track appointments at McMaster UniversityMigration studies in the digital era- Antwerp 2019 CFP

The Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at McMaster University invites applications from qualified candidates for two tenure-track appointments in Critical Media and Communication Studies to commence July 1, 2019, at the rank of Assistant Professor.
We are seeking applicants whose primary area of research is in Critical Race, Ethnicity, and/or Indigenous Studies in close intersection with one or some of the following areas: Queer/Trans Theory, Critical Disability Studies, Social/Environmental Justice, Post/Anti-colonial and/or Transnational Studies, Critical Data and Internet Studies, and/or Critical Media Studies.
The successful candidates will have a completed PhD in Communication Studies (or cognate area). Candidates’ application materials should demonstrate a record of research success and potential to become a leading scholar in their field and to attract research funding. Previous experience teaching at the university level in Communication Studies is preferred.
Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in Communication Studies and graduate courses and supervision in our MA program in Communication & New Media and our new PhD program in Communication, New Media & Cultural Studies. Applicants should identify undergraduate courses they are qualified to teach in our Communication Studies program.
Housed in the Faculty of Humanities, the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia is home to two BA Honours programs; the MA program in Communication and New Media; the McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management program; and, jointly with the Department of English and Cultural Studies, the PhD program in Communication, New Media & Cultural Studies.
The successful applicants will join a vibrant intellectual community at McMaster, an internationally ranked and comprehensive university committed to inclusion, collaboration, community engagement, and anti-oppressive practices. Communication Studies and Multimedia faculty boast dynamic research profiles spanning a wide range of fields, including digital and media studies; intellectual property; critical race, gender and queer studies; sound studies; popular music studies; international communication; political economy; environmental humanities; audience studies; experimental video; virtual worlds; digital game studies; live coding; physical computing; human computer interaction; and professional communication. CSMM also hosts the Centre for Networked Media and Performance, the Networked Imagination Laboratory, Pulse Lab, the Communications Governance Observatory, and the MacGRID Simulation Research Forum. As well, there are opportunities to engage with the numerous McMaster research and study centres including: the Indigenous Research Institute, the Gender Studies and Feminist Research Program, MacData, the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, the McMaster Centre for Scholarship in the Public Interest, and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA).
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Hiring Manager: Dr. Andrew Mactavish
Chair, Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia
McMaster University, Faculty of Humanities, Togo Salmon Hall 330
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M2
How To Apply
Application package should include: a cover letter (addressing research, teaching and administrative experience), curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 20 pages, and the names and contact information of three referees whom the department may contact. Applicants are asked to describe, within their letter of application, their commitment to and demonstrated experience in research and teaching, and in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in university or community settings. At a later stage in the selection process, additional documentation may be requested.
Materials sent from applicants must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job ID 22607). Queries should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Mactavish, Chair, Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at cmstdir@mcmaster.ca .
Applications received by November 15, 2018 will be assured of full consideration; however, applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. For information about the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, see http://csmm.humanities.mcmaster.ca/.
Employment Equity Statement
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.
To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Migration studies in the digital era- Antwerp 2019 CFP

Migration studies in the digital era-*a workshop on qualitative digital research methodologies and the study of mobilities
Thursday, Feb. 14th to Friday, Feb.15th, 2018
Organisers: Fiona Seiger and Christiane Timmerma
The digital is intertwined with most aspects of social life today and bears consequences for researching the social regardless of whether it is the researcher’s central topic of study or not. While questions pertaining to the importance and effects of technological innovations in social science research date back to at least the late 1990s, the speed at which new technologies and their practices develop, demands regular updates . This international workshop seeks to address how the digital features in our conception of questions about the social world with a particular focus on migration studies.
Based on empirical research, we invite papers that rethink issues of methodology in the study of mobility and `the digital´. Papers should include an inquiry into one or more of the *following questions*:
• How does `the digital´ change the way we approach qualitative research, and do we need to adjust our methodological toolkit?
• How do we engage with `the digital´ ontologically and epistemologically?
• What are the ethical concerns and limitations in using digital methods, particularly when studying mobility?
• What information produced online can we as researchers make use of:
o What data can we, ethically, collect (i.e. problem of consent vs. informed consent)?
o How do we critically assess digital data?
We encourage paper proposals from various disciplines including, but not limited to, social and cultural anthropology, sociology, human geography, communication studies and the digital humanities by early and mid-career scholars.
As we aim to create a platform for in-depth discussion, selected papers will be grouped into one of three sessions, each led by an expert in the field. The questions below serve as a guide.
*Session 1 **Studying mobility through digital tools **:: with Paolo S.H. Favero*
• What questions can digital research address and what answers can it deliver?
• What insight do we gain from bringing together the study of physical mobility and digital space/digital technologies?
*Session 2 **Migrant trajectories and experiences of (im)mobility **:: with Koen Leurs*
• What can researching `the digital´ tell us about the social world of migrants? What can `the digital´ tell us about social phenomena pertaining to mobility?
• Are there `regimes of mobility´ within digital space? And if so, how do these intertwine with the material world? How do they inform one another?
*Session 3 **Challenges and limitations of digital research in the context of mobility studies **:: with Christine Hine*
• What are the limitations and challenges in doing digital research and how can we address them? What are the limitations of the knowledge gained through digital research?
• What errors have we committed while conducting digital research and what have we learned from them?
*Abstracts for papers* (max. 300 words) and a short biographical note including your institutional affiliation and positon, should be sent via e-mail as Word.doc attachment by *Sunday, November 4th*
Decisions will be communicated within the two weeks that follow.
*Accepted abstracts* should be turned into preliminary papers (3000 words) and sent by *Sunday, January 20th.*
Please e-mail your abstracts and papers to Dr Fiona Seiger at fiona-katharina.seiger[at]uantwerpen.be .
*Should you have a preferred session(s), please indicate your preference(s) upon abstract submission.*
About
*Christiane Timmerman* is a full professor at the University of Antwerp and, as Research Professor (ZAPBOF), acts as the academic director of the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS – University of Antwerp) that focuses on multidisciplinary research on migration, integration and ethnic minorities. In her function as director of CeMIS, she has built extensive experience coordinating large-scale research projects on international migration and integration.
*Christine Hine *is a Reader in Sociology at the University of Surrey. Her main research centres on the sociology of science and technology with a particular focus on the role played by new technologies in the knowledge construction process. She has a major interest in the development of ethnography in technical settings and in "virtual methods" (the use of the Internet in social research). In particular, she has developed mobile and connective approaches to ethnography that combine online and offline social contexts. She is the author of *Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday* (Bloomsbury, 2015), *Virtual Research Methods* (Sage, 2013), *Understanding Qualitative Research: the Internet* (Oxford University Press, 2012), and *Virtual Ethnography* (Sage, 2000).
*Fiona-Katharina Seiger *has worked with migrant women in Japan, return migrants in the Philippines and transnationally mobile youth for over a decade. She is now eager to shake up her usual conceptual and methodological approaches, having developed a fascination for `the digital´ in research and the many questions arising from it. Fiona holds a PhD in Sociology from the National University of Singapore and currently works as a post-doctoral researcher at CeMIS at the University of Antwerp. Prior to joining CeMIS, Fiona was based at Kyoto University where she conducted research as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) post-doctoral fellow.
*Jamie Coates *is an anthropologist who joined the University of Sheffield permanently in 2018 after having previously worked at Sheffield, Waseda University, Osaka University and Sophia University. He specialises in the cultural anthropology of China and Japan and combines visual and digital ethnography with historical and textual analysis to explore the relationship between technology, mobility and imagination in urban Northeast Asia. Jamie is currently investigating how media and migration re-scale local imaginaries in the Sino-Japanese context. Through this interest, Jamie increasingly engages with wider questions of how digital technologies are changing relationships and personhood in East Asia, as well as how digital East Asia challenges current debates in the social sciences and humanities.
*Koen Leurs* is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate Gender Program, Department of Media and Culture, Utrecht University. He works on digital migration studies and has recently published *Digital Passages. Migrant Youth 2.0. Diaspora, Gender & Youth Cultural Intersections* (Amsterdam University Press, 2015). Currently, he is co-editing the Sage *Handbook of Media and Migration*. He is the chair of the European Communication Research and Education (ECREA) Diaspora, Migration and the Media section.
*Paolo S.H. Favero* is Associate Professor in Film Studies and Visual Culture at the University of Antwerp. A visual anthropologist, he has devoted his career to the study of visual culture in India (and Italy). His core interest is the role of images (new and old) in human life but he is also a specialist of the integration of new technologies within ethnographic methods. He has also has designed a digital tool for conducting emplaced participatory ethnographic work. Paolo is an active photographer and filmmaker and is the author of *The Present Image: Visible Stories in a Digital Habitat* (Palgrave Macmillan) and *Dentro ed Oltre l’Immagine: saggi sulla cultura politica e visive nell’Italia contemporanea *(Meltemi).

CFP | MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION THEORY Standing Track @EURAM 2019 in Lisbon

EURAM 2019 | European Academy of Management conference in Lisbon (26-28 June 2019) Standing Track T12_02: Management and Organization Theory
Corresponding Proponent:
Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School and Yerevan State University, roths@esc-larochelle.fr and steffen.roth@ysu.am Co-proponents:
Miguel Pérez-Valls, University of Alméria
Augusto Sales, KPMG Global Strategy Group, Brazil
Short Description:
As researchers in management and organization, we want to develop or apply adequate, impactful, and future proof-theories. Yet, there is more concern than ever that “management theory is a becoming a compendium of dead ideas” (The Economist) and that there is a lack of up-to-date management and organization theories (Panel I @EURAM 2018). The “Management and Organization Theory” track is a response to this theoretical vacuum. Open to all paradigms, …
Deadline: 15 January 2019 (14:00 CET). The full Call for Papers is available for download here: https://wp.me/pvO07-1fa
***** Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School and Yerevan State University
URL: http://derroth.org
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8502-601X
***** CFP | MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION THEORY Standing Track @EURAM 2019 in Lisbon: https://wp.me/pvO07-1fa
STAKEHOLDER THEORY. A Luhmannian Perspective: https://wp.me/pvO07-1el
MARKET THERAPY. On intervention in the consociation with non-members: https://wp.me/pvO07-X4
FROM NONPROFIT DIVERSITY TO ORGANIZATIONAL MULTIFUNCTIONALITY. A systems-theoretical proposal: https://wp.me/pvO07-12L
WAS THAT CAPITALISM? A future-oriented big data analysis of the 19th and 20th century: https://wp.me/pvO07-198

SIEF 2019 Call for Papers — Localising Climate Change: Global changes - local responses.

Please find below details on our panel at SIEF 2019 (Santiago de Compostela, Spain). The deadline for proposals is the 15th of October, 2018.
https://nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2019/conferencesuite.php/panels/7186
Localising Climate Change: Global changes - local responses.
Paulo Mendes (CRIA-IUL / UTAD) email
Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo) email
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Short abstract
Climate change is on the political and media agendas, yet it remains elusive in many ways. It is often perceived either as a local change in weather patterns and/or as global phenomena too large to be localised. Papers showing local variations in climate change perceptions are welcomed.
Long abstract
Climate change is on the political and media agendas, yet it is still an elusive issue. Owing to its regional variability and varying urgency, it is often perceived either as a local change in weather patterns and/or as global phenomena too large to be localised. Papers on the "ethnographic variability of climate change" are welcome, namely those addressing issues of "crisis" on the different regions of the world, relating them to the global picture.
Climate change affects people in communities worldwide, but frequently, other understandings are at the forefront locally, such as those related to economy, conflict, migration, cultural identity or local environmental problems. They are undoubtedly interconnected and this should be acknowledged, but at the same time, ethnographies on climate change should also report how matters directly associated with CO2 emissions are fundamental for the comprehension of fast changing social processes, at the local and global levels. Therefore, we are proposing a panel on how people are responding to climate change, either on notorious "effluent locations" (e.g. coal mining, tar sands, large cattle farms, factories), and on "recipient locations" (e.g. polar regions, Pacific islands, seashores). Papers may focus on political and environmental movements, warfare, refugees, migrations, alternative ways of livelihoods, new economies, or, on the contrary, on the lack of awareness of climate change effects (e.g. ground level ozone on natural parks, methane emissions on artificial lakes). Papers may be based on extensive fieldwork, but comparative and theoretical contributions are also welcomed.

Special issue on parodying humanitarianism online

Call for papers
Networking Knowledge – Special Issue (https://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/announcement/view/42)
Parodying humanitarianism online
Abstracts of 200 words are invited from early career researchers by October 20, 2018, for consideration for publication.
This special issue calls for contributions that interrogates the role of online media parodies in complicating the rhetoric and practices of everyday humanitarianism.
Broadly, ‘parody’ can be defined as a humorous or a satirical piece that imitates the style or appearance of another piece of work, or the voice of its author. In the context of humanitarianism, our concern is with parodies that appear on online media platforms that provide a harmless ‘critique’ of various representations of humanitarianism, most often, the poorly contextualised, stereotypical and de-humanising fundraising and advocacy narratives and imagery, and forms of individual ‘do-gooding’. Examples include, comedian Trevor Noah’s UNICEF fly, Radi-Aid’s Africa for Norway, and Teju Cole’s piece, ‘The White-Savior Industrial Complex’. The central question that this special issue asks is influenced by a debate that Lisa Ann Richey (n.d.)[1] prompts readers to, in a discussion on ‘satirizing everyday humanitarianism’: does such online parodies promote critical thought or add a further layer of complexity to contemporary humanitarianism’s increasingly commodified edifice?
This special issue is particularly seeking contributions that examine how the functions, practices, and ecologies of new media sites enable such forms of critiques of humanitarianism. We ask how online media parodies can be situated within theories of humanitarian communication and mediation, while also attempting to critically explore how the instantaneous and interactive nature of communications of digital technologies provides new opportunities and challenges in critiquing everyday humanitarianism. For example, drawing on Lisa Colletta (2009)[2], how do online media allow for engagement between the satirist and the viewer that is fundamental to ensuring the effectiveness of a parody? Further, influenced by Leah Lievrouw (2011)[3], can parodies be considered as a form of ‘culture jamming’ whose purpose involves ‘subverting and critiquing’ images and ideas of the mainstream humanitarianism media culture? Moreover, how do the communicative ecologies of new media allow for the re-shaping of understandings of the ‘us’ vs ‘them’ relationship, and do parody accounts, aided by new media, point towards key shifts in the traditional relations of communications power? We invite articles from across disciplines of media, communications, and culture, conflict and security, and international development, and those that offer new and fresh critiques on the ‘critiques’ of humanitarianism.
Within the context of new media, parodies, and humanitarianism, topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
Theoretical and methodological approaches
Forms of online media parodies, purposes and practices
New media ecologies and subversive spaces/techniques
Strategies of persuasion and ethical considerations
Parody as breaking stereotypes in humanitarian discourse
Parody as challenging the traditional ‘us’ vs ‘them’ narrative
Parody as reaffirming myths in humanitarian discourse
Pubic engagement with parody
Parody, right to represent and consent
Abstracts of 200 words are invited from early career researchers by October 20, 2018, for consideration for publication. Please submit abstracts to: Madhushala Senaratne (H.M.Senaratne@sussex.ac.uk). Abstracts must also include: name of author, affiliation, contact details, and 5-6 keywords. We also call for expressions of interest from early career researchers keen in serving as assistant editors of the special issue.
[1] Richey, L. A. (n.d.) ‘Humanitarianism’, I-PEEL - International Political Economy of Everyday Life. ,http://i-peel.org/homepage/humanitarianism/
[2] Colletta, L. (2009) ‘Political Satire and Postmodern Irony in the Age of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart’, The Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 42, No. 5. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5931.2009.00711.x
[3] Lievrouw, L. A. (2011) Alternative and activist new media, Cambridge: Polity Press
-- Maria Faust M.A.
Doctoral Candidate
UNIVERSITY OF LEIPZIG
Institute for Communication and Media Studies
Department for Empirical Communication and Media Research
Associate Editor of "Networking Knowledge", Journal of MeCCSA

Senior Lecturer in Digital and Social Media at University of Technology Sydney

There is a Senior Lecturer position available at the UTS School of Communication as part of the Digital and Social Media team. For U.S. folk this is equivalent to late-Ass Pro/early post-tenure.
The Digital and Social Media major was established in 2014.It introduces students to key debates around the role of social media in everyday life and focuses on developing innovative and analytical solutions to problems through the use of digital and social media. It also provides students with practical skills in social media management, user experience and user interface design, and digital marketing.
We're particularly interested in hearing from people with an understanding of User Experience and User Interface Design.
In addition to teaching, the appointee will be expected to will provide leadership in research, including research training and supervision.
Feel free to chat to me if you want more information. To apply, contact recruiters at Odgers Berndtson Executive Search at: UTSDSM@odgersberndtson.com
Applications will close on 5 October.
— Dr James Meese
Senior Lecturer
Digital and Social Media
School of Communication
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Vacancy announcement: Professor and Chair of Strategic Communication at Wageningen University and Research

Professor and Chair of Strategic Communication (COM), Wageningen University & Research (F/M)
Published on September 20, 2018
Location
Wageningen Scientific field
Behavior and Society
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An innovative and dynamic scholar focused on the role of communication as a driver for change in the domains of food, health and the living environment to lead the Strategic Communication Group (0.8 - 1.0 fte) at Wageningen University & Research.
The Strategic Communication Group at Wageningen University has a strong 50-year tradition in researching and teaching critical, engaged, focused and reflexive scholarship. Within the life sciences theme of Wageningen University, the group’s research and teaching focuses on communication related to food production, climate change, nature conservation, land use planning and health. As such, collaboration with social and natural scientists is a defining element of the group’s work. Within these domains the group focuses on the role of communication in planned and unplanned change, taking into account dynamics at the micro level (e.g., conversations and dialogue) and macro level (e.g., public debates), through both mediated (e.g., social media) and non-mediated (e.g., expert-lay interactions) forms of communication.
As head of the group, the new chair holder is expected to further advance an innovative research and education programme at Wageningen. The chair holder will ensure the group continues to grow into a supportive working environment for a diverse group of young and established academics. The successful applicant will also further strengthen the groups profile in national and international networks, as well as effectively and constructively manage the group’s internal processes.
We ask
The successful candidate:
Has a proven scientific track record in the broad field of communication sciences, with a vision for future research and education on communication and change in the life science domains of food, health and environment; Has experience with communication themes such as framing, trust, risk, conflict, cooperation, (citizen) engagement, and advocacy; Has experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods; Demonstrates an ability to lead research in a theoretically and methodologically diverse group and shows the capacity to produce work of recognised international quality; Enjoys managing professionals and demonstrates an inspiring, collegial, and unifying leadership style characterized by the passion to develop people, to build teams, and to create synergy; Is an inspiring teacher and supervisor, with proven ability to develop courses at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level, and with an interest and capacity to innovate teaching methods; Has the ability to effectively interact with communication professionals and societal partners in the development of research and education; Holds a PhD degree in communication science or has completed a social science PhD in which communication has been a central research topic; Possesses a proven capacity of acquiring, leading and managing externally-funded research projects.
We offer
You will be working for an inspiring international organisation with a large number of interdisciplinary projects all over the world. A strong commitment to teaching and fundamental research, combined with innovative applied research, creates a rich learning environment. Our students – the innovators of tomorrow – also benefit from first-class research and educational facilities.
The scientific quality of Wageningen University is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes. Dutch students voted Wageningen University & Research as the best university in the Netherlands for thirteen years in a row.
We offer you a challenging position as full professor and Chair of Strategic Communication. Besides a competitive salary, we offer a number of additional benefits, such as an end-of-year extra month’s salary, a holiday allowance and a pension plan with the Dutch pension fund for government and education.
Coming from abroad
Wageningen is a centre for research and entrepreneurship. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. It is a historic university town of about 36,000 residents in the central Netherlands. The academic community hails from more than 100 countries, giving the town a lively, international feel.
Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is exempt from tax.
Our highly qualified team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family. A specialized staffing agency will help your partner to find a job.
The Wageningen University & Research's International Community page (https://www.wur.nl/en/International-students-and-staff.htm) contains practical information about what we do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen.
Equal opportunities employer
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
More information
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Dr Simon Bush, Chair of the Appointment Advisory Committee (Email: simon.bush@wur.nl Tel: +31 317483310). More detailed information on the profile and the COM Chair Group is available upon request (via esther.roquas@wur.nl).
Application
You are invited to send your complete application to Dr Esther Roquas, esther.roquas@wur.nl. Please include an application letter with curriculum vitae and a separate list of publications. The deadline for applications is 5 November 2018.
The Appointment Advisory Committee will interview selected candidates for this position on 17 December 2018. The Committee will thereafter invite short-listed candidates for a second interview and a trial lecture on 30 January 2019.
We are
Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain of good and safe food & food production, food security and a healthy living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 5500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.
For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at www.wur.nl/career.
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FCFA news: Participation of African experts in IPCC review gets a boost

The historically low participation of African experts (0.5-2%) in the review of IPCC assessment reports has been given a boost by means of an e-learning course hosted by the Future Climate for Africa program in June and July 2018. Every 4-5 years the IPCC publishes comprehensive assessment reports on climate change, describing the scientific knowledge on climate change and ways to respond to it. These reports are intensively used as underpinning for global climate treaties (such as the Paris Agreement) and for regional climate policies. The worldwide reviews of its drafts are instrumental to achieve its high scientific standards, balance and policy relevance. So far, The African continent has been severely underrepresented in these reviews, while climate change and its responses to it are an increasingly essential issue for its development. “It’s important for African early career researchers to be reviewers of the IPCC reports… as they can identify where knowledge gaps exist from the African perspective.” Says Dr Youba Sokona, current Vice-Chair of the IPCC.
In response to this situation, the Future Climate for Africa programme (FCFA) developed a micro e-learning course to raise awareness and support interested African climate experts to get involved in the IPCC review process. The course consisted of three webinars, introducing the IPCC and best practice for review techniques. Feedback polls showed that these webinars were well appreciated by its participants. The course also included one-to-one discussions to support prospective reviewers of two draft IPCC reports (one on Climate Change and Land, and one on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees).
360 climate experts, most from Africa, registered for the course. 121 experts participated in the live webinars and several hundred have viewed recordings of the lectures to date, indicating significant interest in the IPCC and greater participation. “By holding the e-course during the dedicated review periods of two draft IPCC reports, the course attendees could directly put in practice what they had learned. The interest and participation exceeded our expectations” said Leo Meyer, the project leader. In total, the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land received comments from 312 reviewers worldwide, of which 50 (16%) registered to the IPCC under an African country. Half of them (24 individuals, 8%) had registered to the FCFA e-learning course. In total, this is the highest proportional participation of African experts ever in an IPCC report.
Given the strong interest shown in the course, FCFA is considering a repeat in 2019 alongside another IPCC review window. In addition to curriculum improvements, the potential repeat may also address the needs of Francophone participants to host engagements in French. In the meantime, all course resources and recorded videos can be accessed on the Future Climate for Africa website.
More information:
Dr. Leo Meyer, Project leader, ClimateContact-Consultancy Netherlands email leo.meyer@climatecontact.nl, phone +316 520 98 568 Jean-Pierre Roux, Program manager FCFA, SouthSouthNorth, Cape Town, South Africa, email Jean-Pierre@southsouthnorth.org This article is available on the Future Climate for Africa website.
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Earn your MHA online from the George Washington University

Earn Your MHA Online From the George Washington University
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2 year post-doc to work on an EPSRC funded project: disability inclusive science careers

Heriot-Watt University is recruiting a 2 year post-doc to work on an EPSRC funded project: disability inclusive science careers
This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to engage in participatory action research, to inform working practices across the participating organisations. The role will involve a combination of activities to support the EPSRC funded project Disability Inclusive Science Careers (DISC), including undertaking and analysing interviews and questionnaires, liaising with key stakeholders across the participating organisations, designing material for the web tool and working with trainers and virtual reality developers. The successful candidate will hold or expect to obtain a social sciences PhD for example in sociology, social policy, psychology, geography or a business related discipline. Strong grounding in mixed methods and successful empirical research (particularly interviewing and surveys) demonstrated by published (or accepted) research papers in academic journals, with evaluation judged relative to career stage and a knowledge of the broadly defined subject area would be of benefit
For more information please see here https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/work/jobs/job_SVJDMTY1Mzk.htm
Any question/queries to PI, Professor Kate Sang: k.sang@hw.ac.uk

Graduate Fellows Applications Now Open!

Applications for the Spring 2019 Graduate Fellows Program are now open!
The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area invites graduate students from Washington area universities to join our Graduate Fellows Program for spring semester 2019!
With the help of over 1,000 members, volunteers, and supporters in the greater Washington area, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) works to:
Build public knowledge,
Strengthen UN-US relations, and
Aid the UN in achieving its goals.

The Graduate Fellows Program consists of:
A series of seminars on key global issues and their links to the United Nations,
Intensive career strategy and mentoring support for each of the Fellows by members of the UNA-NCA network,
A visit to the United Nations in New York City,
Free one-year membership in the UN Association and its Young Professionals.
Optional additions include academic credit and participation in a related online course on the history of ideas leading to the founding of the UN.
Since it was initiated in 1991 by UNA-NCA, the Program has brought together the resources of UNA-NCA with over 500 students and 40 international public and non-governmental organizations. UNA-NCA’s access to the United Nations system of agencies and a diverse range of professional relationships has helped make the program successful.
The deadline for the Spring 2019 UNA-NCA Fellows Program applications is Wednesday,October 24, 2018 at 5 pm.
Please feel free to get in touch with us, and forward this opportunity to your colleagues. For more information please visit our website

Job openings: Postdoc and PhD, DATAFIED research project, GEI, Germany

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI), member of the Leibniz Association, in Braunschweig, Germany, is seeking to employ one full-time postdoctoral research fellow and one PhD researcher in the BMBF-funded "DATAFIED - DATA For and In EDucation" project.
The Postdoc (3 + 3 years) will design an independent research project exploring, e.g., the socio-political implications of learning software, algorithimisation or data practices in education, and will coordinate data collection and analysis in the DATAFIED project across four institutional partners (GEI, ifib, DIPF, HSU).
The PhD researcher (3 years) will examine the materiality and discourse of (personalized/adaptive) learning software, and explore the software providers' data practices.
We welcome applicants from a range of disciplines and are especially
interested in candidates who bring expertise in software studies,
critical data studies and/or critical approaches to educational
technology to the project. Candidates should understand basic German.
Postdoc (deadline for applications 10 Oct 2018; interviews to be held on 18 Oct):
http://www.gei.de/en/vacancies/vacancy/news/detail/News/promovierter-wissenschaftlicher-mitarbeiterin-postdoc.html
PhD (deadline for applications 18 Oct 2018, interviews to be held on 25 Oct):
http://www.gei.de/en/vacancies/vacancy/news/detail/News/wissenschaftlicher-mitarbeiterin-teilzeit-65-zur-promotion.html

Opportunities for Researchers / Opportunités pour les chercheurs

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation: Young African Scholars program
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance. Every two years the foundation hosts the Young African Scholars program. Ten scholars whose proposed projects are judged to be of high quality and closely relevant to the foundation’s interest in violence and aggression are selected to take part. Candidates from across the continent are encouraged to apply.
The mentorship program includes a methods workshop, fieldwork research grants of $2,000 USD each, editorial and publication assistance, and sponsorship at an international conference to present research findings.
Application Guidelines
Applicants must be aged 40 or younger, currently enrolled in a PhD program at an African higher education institution and living on the continent.
Applications should be no more than ten pages and include the following:
Research question
Short literature review
Description of research methods to be used
Reference letter from Academic Advisor
Two-page C.V.
Copy of passport or government-issued ID card
The online application will be available beginning August 1st, 2018. All application materials must be submitted by, 11:59 PM EST on October 1st, 2018, in order to be considered. Eligible applicants can apply here. For further information please contact the foundation at info@hfg.org.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
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------------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS: RACIALISATION AND PUBLICNESS IN AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
African Studies Centre & St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, 27-28 June, 2019.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE the Call for Papers and Panels for a two-day Conference on ‘Racialisation and Publicness in Africa and the African Diaspora’ which will be held at the University of Oxford, from 27-28 June, 2019.
From the fatal shooting of the 17-year old Trayvon Martin in Florida, United States, and the recent deportation threats faced by the Windrush generation in Britain to the continued practices of dehumanisation experienced by black Africans in Mauritania and contemporary resistance to Empire and its devastating consequences as symbolised by the #RhodesMustFall movement in South Africa and Oxford, racialisation of black people in Africa and in the Diaspora and the attendant (counter-) hegemonic reactions and/or resistance to racialisation have transplanted the DuBoisian twentieth-century problem into that of the twenty-first century.
Against this backdrop, this conference will address the contemporary problem of racialisation in Africa and the African Diaspora (old and new). The conference organisers are particularly interested in how to approach and analyse racial phenomena in terms of the processes by which ideas about race are constructed, given meaning, and acted upon (Murji and Solomons 2005) in public life and how people of African descent are racialised as the Other, and so become, ‘objects of knowledge, power, and cultural criticism’ (Gilroy 1993: 5).
We are interested in papers and panels that examine why and how racial identities and categories are constructed, imagined and inscribed (in)to the social, political and economic processes, practices and relationships in Africa and the African Diaspora—with significant consequences and implications for human life as well as for what Achille Mbembe describes in Critique of Black Reason (2017) as the global ‘in-common.’
The conference is partly informed by Fanonian insight on the interlacing of the body and race, given that, by ‘marking population groups’ (Mbembe 2017), ‘racialization [largely] relies on bodily attributes’ (Fassin 2011). How do different modes of racialising people provoke what Paul Gilroy (1987) describes as ‘vernacular cosmopolitan conversation and synchronized action among the victimized’? How do reactions to racialisation enable the processes of re-humanising the dehumanised?
The conference will examine how groups, relationships, encounters, institutions, social processes, thought, etc. are racialised in continental Africa and in the Black Diaspora, including how these processes of racialisation are both enacted or performed in public and public-ised. Thus, we are interested in papers and panels that focus on how racialisation is (re)configured, (re)determined and transformed by publicness. Defined by Cheah (1995) as one of the ‘redemptive ideas of modernity’, publicness has become critical in conceiving of and understanding racialisation in modern terms. In the light of this, the organisers invite panels and papers that explore the ways in which publicness—in its manifold manifestations—problematises and/or complexifies ‘the self-evident link between critical agency and autonomy’ in Africa and the African Diaspora. In seeking to explore, in their multivocality and intersectionality, the local, global and transnational experiences of racialisation in global Africa, we welcome papers and panels that examine how the idea of publicness can be mobilised as ‘the normative function of mediating between the universal and the particular’ (ibid) in the experiences of people of African descent in the longue durée.
SUBMISSIONS & DEADLINES
We welcome paper and panel proposals from academics, researchers and postgraduate students on all dimensions of racialisation and publicness in relation to, and/or, in the context of the following: Empire, colonialism, postcolonialism and the decolonial turn; Enlightenment and modernity; Ethnicity, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, identities; state and governmental institutions and forms; The black Atlantic and the black Mediterranean – slave trade, slavery, and discrimination, past and present; Black Europe; Black Asia; the Arab world and Africa; Caribbean and Bermuda; spatial relations, segregation, cities, communities and housing; bodies, embodiment and the transformation of privacy; history, memory, memorialisation, commemoration; intersection of racialisation, gender, womanhood, and/or sexual identities; class, capital and neoliberalism; (im)migration, space, territoriality and temporality; law, political power and politics; law, legal system, crime, criminal justice and policing; black thinkers and knowledge production; the archive; “post-racial” formations and discourses; violence, terror and fundamentalism; religion and religiosity; music and performance; literature, language and cultural practices; media, communication and the social media.
Prospective participants are welcome to propose individual papers, or panels of three or more papers on a specific theme. Panel proposals (title + 500 word max abstract) should be sent to the organisers at events@africa.ox.ac.uk by 10 December, 2018. It should include at least two agreed papers. Individual paper proposals (title + 300 word max abstract) should be sent to the same email address by 30 November, 2018. Notifications on successful panel and paper proposals will be sent by January 15, 2019.
The organisers will be happy to provide official letters of invitation to assist participants in securing visas to the UK.
There is no conference registration fee. However participants who wish to attend the Opening Day Dinner will pay £35 each.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Professor Achille Mbembe, WISER, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, author of Critique of Black Reason Professor Faye V. Harrison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, author of Decolonizing Anthropology Conference is supported by: The Rhodes Chair in Race Relations, African Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx), and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).
Convenor: Wale Adebanwi, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, African Studies Centre, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford, UK.
For enquiries, please contact Conference Administrator, Alexa Virdi: events@africa.ox.ac.uk
CFP - Racialisation Conference Oxford.pdf PDF 170.8 kb
------------------------------- Appel à candidatures Atelier : Carrières académiques féminines
Institut historique allemand, Centre de recherche sur les politiques sociales (IHA-CREPOS) et Merian Institute of Advanced Studies
Africa (MIASA), Dakar, 6-7 décembre 2018
Calendrier :
25 septembre 2018 : Date limite d’envoi des candidatures
Début octobre 2018 : Annonce des participantes sélectionnées
6-7 décembre 2018 : Atelier à l’Institut historique allemand, Dakar
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Quelle est la place des femmes aujourd’hui dans les universités africaines ? Quelles opportunités et solutions existent pour imaginer, planifier et promouvoir les carrières académiques féminines en Afrique et à l’international? Comment faciliter la conciliation de la vie professionnelle avec la vie privée et familiale ? À partir de ces questions, l’atelier vise à discuter des défis et des possibilités des carrières académiques féminines dans les contextes africains. Il sera constitué d’un workshop participatif animé par Folashadé Soulé-Kohndou (chercheure postdoctorante en relations internationales à l’Université d’Oxford), ainsi que d’une table ronde. L’atelier s’adresse à des chercheuses ressortissantes d’Etats africains et/ou affiliées à des universités africaines en début de carrière (postdoctorantes en priorité, doctorantes ; sciences humaines et sociales en priorité), qui pourront ainsi échanger sur leurs expériences respectives, réfléchir ensemble à des perspectives de carrière et renforcer leurs réseaux.
L’Institut historique allemand (IHA) est un centre de recherche international en histoire placé sous l’égide de la Fondation Max Weber - Instituts allemands en sciences humaines à l’étranger du ministère fédéral de l’Éducation et de la Recherche de la République fédérale d’Allemagne. L’IHA travaille en partenariat avec l’université Cheikh-Anta-Diop de Dakar et le Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS). Ensemble, ils font partie du Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA). L’atelier a lieu dans le cadre du Women’s Promotion Program du MIASA.
Les candidatures (environ 300 mots sur les motivations à participer à l’atelier, les propres intérêts de recherche et un CV, en français ou en anglais) sont à envoyer d’ici au 25 septembre 2018 à l’adresse workshopdakar@dhi-paris.fr. La sélection des participantes sera communiquée début octobre. Le cas échéant, les frais de transport et d’hébergement seront pris en charge sous réserve de financements. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez-contacter Zoé Kergomard (zkergomard@dhi-paris.fr) ou Marlène de Saussure (mdesaussure@dhi-paris.fr).
IHA-CREPOS, Dakar
Résidence Sidi Koumba
18 boulevard Martin-Luther-King
Fann-Hock Dakar, Sénégal
https://www.dhi-paris.fr/fr/recherche/afrique.html

UNITAR invites you to join our "Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development" e-learning course

Do you wish to gain a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means for fostering resilience in your community, village, country or neighbourhood? Then the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the University of Strathclyde and Gaia Education cordially invite you to join the online programme Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development.
Access to energy is a prerequisite for economic and social development, as almost every type of productive activity needs energy as an input. With this course you will enhance your capacity as a change maker to take an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet the emerging needs of your country, communities, villages or neighbourhoods.
We have now begun enrolling students, so be quick to book your place and learn from renewable experts in our global classroom.
The course starts on 8 October 2018, for a period of 8 weeks. In order to get the full benefit of the course we suggest you should dedicate 5 hours a week to your study.
We think that our online course could be of great interest to you. We would be very grateful if you could help us spread the information through your network.
For more information and / or to register, you can access the event’s official website: http://bit.ly/gaiaRESD
We hope to count on your collaboration and participation in our course. We remain at your disposal for any question, and you can contact us at:
Social Development Programme (UNITAR) e-mail: sdp@unitar.org
Gaia Education email: elearning@gaiaeducation.org
Social Development Programme
Division for People and Social Inclusion
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
T +41 22 917 0000 | F +41 22 917 1111 | M +41 79 123 4567
sdp@unitar.org | www.unitar.org | www.learnatunitar.org

Invitation to IETA's Leadership Roundtable on Markets and Climate Ambition

IETA invites you to a special Talanoa event during Climate Week NYC 2018 - IETA’s Leadership Roundtable on Markets & Climate Ambition, taking place on September 25th at the HGU Hotel in New York City.
Headlined as “The Future of Markets and Climate Ambition”, this special event gathers leading analysts, government and business leaders to discuss North American carbon pricing, and the future international markets borne out of the Paris Agreement.
We’ll discuss the US Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) market - the oldest carbon cap-and-trade system in North America. At 10 years old, where has RGGI been? What have we learned? And where might the market head through 2020? We’ll hear from analysts modelling various market mechanism scenarios under the Paris Agreement. Attendees will also look ahead to COP24 in Katowice, examining whether these critical UN talks will deliver the rulebook needed to support international cooperation via markets.
Session topics include:
. Analyst Outlook: RGGI+ & North American Markets
. RGGI+ Leadership Dialogue
. Preparing New Tradable Instruments & Sustainability Principles for the Paris Era - Where Climate Mitigation and SDG Objectives must come Together
. Analyst Outlook: International Carbon Markets & Power Article 6
. Article 6 Leadership Dialogue
. Business Innovation to Tackle Climate Change – Are Corporate Power Purchase Agreements Part of the Answer?
As space is limited, registration will be done on a first come, first served basis.
Download the agenda here, https://www.ieta.org/event-3056428
Register here, https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2535311

International Scholarships available for the 2019 MSc Course in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden, Germany

International Scholarships available for the 2019 MSc Course in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden, Germany
Your are invited to attend the MSc Course in TROPICAL FORESTRY for which we have DAAD scholarships. The course is taught in English at Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD), one of the 11 German Universities of Excellence.
Over many decades, the international orientation and socioeconomic focus have made this 2-year MSc course unique in Europe. You will benefit from the international background of our research & lecturing scientists who supervise your field research in the tropics. Besides socioeconomic, management and general aspects of tropical forestry, the course also includes specific topics of climate change related carbon forestry, agroforestry and land use change. Some of the best Master Students are offered to enter into our PhD program. Presently, over 300 graduates from our courses are working in tropical countries and international organizations, many of them in top positions.
Another benefit: As public university TUD exempts students from tuition fees!
To apply or to get more information please write to: tutor@forst.tu-dresden.de
Check out our website:
www.forst.tu-dresden.de/Inter
And our blog: https://tropicalforestry.wordpress.com
Deadline is *30 October 2018* for scholarship applications starting the course in *October 2019*. However, applicants with own source of funding can apply until *31 May 2019 *
-- Prof. Dr. Gerald Kapp
Technische Universitaet Dresden
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products
Chair of Tropical Forestry
PO 1117 01735 Tharandt, Germany (mail address)
Pienner Str. 7, 01737 Tharandt, Germany (visiting address)
Tel +49 35203 38-31308
Fax +49 35203 38-31820
E-Mail: gerald.kapp@tu-dresden.de
Web: www.forst.tu-dresden.de/Inter
Blog: https://tropicalforestry.wordpress.com

India/Seminar on Animal Behaviour, Biodiversity and Human Future

Pleased to share the first announcement of the 42nd Annual COnference of the Ethological Society of India (ESI) and seminar on the theme : Animal Behaviour, Biodiversity and Human Future at Calicut University, Kerala on 4-6 Dec 18. Pl find the details here: https://esi1970.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ESI-Annual-Conference-2018-CU-Kerala.pdf Those who are interested to attend may write to Dr Shibu Vardhan svardhanan@gmail.com and Dr VV Binoy vvbinoy@gmail.com

Announcement of advance training course 14-15 Dec 2018

SANDEE Advanced Course on Programme Evaluation for Natural Resource and Environmental Economists 14 - 15 December 2018
Application Deadline: 22 October 2018

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), an initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), is organizing a two-day advanced course on programme evaluation from 14 to 15 December 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The course targets researchers who are working on SANDEE-funded studies related to environment and development economics. The course will introduce theories and practical strategies for undertaking impact evaluation of natural resource and environmental programmes and policies. It will identify key issues in programme evaluation and addresses methodological possibilities for drawing causal inferences as they are used in resource and environmental economics.

PND RFP Bulletin (September 21, 2018)

Graham Foundation Accepting Nominations for Carter Manny Awards

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to outstanding doctoral students whose work represents innovative and advanced scholarship on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society....

FAWC Invites Applications for Provincetown Writing Fellowships
POSTED: September 15, 2018 DEADLINE: December 1, 2018

Fellows are provided with a private, furnished apartment and a monthly stipend of $750 during the seven-month fellowship....

NEH Accepting Applications for Scholarly Edition/Translation Projects
POSTED: September 19, 2018 DEADLINE: December 5, 2018

Grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded to support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions....

CIVIL / HUMAN RIGHTS
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Fellowship Awards
POSTED: September 17, 2018 DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

Stipends of up to $231,000 over four years will be awarded to early-career scientists conducting cancer research at a university, hospital, or research institution....

EDUCATION
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Invites Applications for Undergraduate Scholarships
POSTED: September 15, 2018 DEADLINE: November 20, 2018

Scholarship recipients will receive awards of up to $40,000 a year for four years to cover the costs of tuition, books, living expenses, and other required fees....

ASN Invites Applications for Nephrology Educator Grants
POSTED: September 16, 2018 DEADLINE: December 5, 2018

Grants of $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of projects that examine any aspect of nephrology education....

RPM Foundation Invites Applications for Vintage Vehicle Restoration Education Programs
POSTED: September 16, 2018 DEADLINE: December 7, 2018

Grants will be awarded in support of programs that provide hands-on education and teaching of the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain vintage cars, trucks, and boats....

NSTA Issues Call for Entries for Teacher Awards Program
POSTED: September 21, 2018 DEADLINE: December 17, 2018

The annual NSTA Awards and Recognition Program recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators....

National League of Nursing Invites Applications for Education Projects
POSTED: September 21, 2018 DEADLINE: February 4, 2019

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to support high-quality studies that contribute to the development of the science of nursing education....

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Accepting Mini-Grant Applications
POSTED: September 18, 2018 DEADLINE: March 31, 2019

Mini-grants of up to $500 will be awarded to educators in support of special activities and events for their students outside the standard curriculum....

NCTM Invites Proposals for Pre-K-8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grant
POSTED: September 17, 2018 DEADLINE: May 3, 2019

A single grant of up $3,000 will be awarded to support a collaborative action research project aimed at improving understanding of mathematics in pre-K-8 classrooms....

HEALTH
STTI Accepting Applications for Global Research Grants
POSTED: September 18, 2018 DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

A single grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded to a registered nurse in support of his/her efforts to respond to health disparities globally....

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MEDICAL RESEARCH
American Roentgen Ray Society Invites Applications for Research Scholarship
POSTED: September 19, 2018 DEADLINE: October 8, 2018

A single grant of $140,000 over two years will be awarded to enable a scholar to attain his/her professional career goal, with the possibility of changing the way radiology is practiced....

Children's Tumor Foundation Issues RFP for NF1 Gene Editing Research
POSTED: September 18, 2018 DEADLINE: October 24, 2018

Grants of up to $240,000 over two years will be awarded in support of research related to gene-based therapeutic approaches for the treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1.

Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Invites Applications for Fellowships in Translational Medicine
POSTED: September 20, 2018 DEADLINE: December 3, 2018

Grants of up to $60,000 will be awarded to scholars and investigators from China to study or conduct research at a prominent sponsoring institution in the United States....

Arthroscopy Association Accepting Applications for Research Grant Program
POSTED: September 20, 2018 DEADLINE: December 4, 2018

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of clinical or basic science research projects in the field of arthroscopic surgery or disorders amenable to arthroscopic treatment....

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Seeks Applications for Translational Research Program POSTED: September 19, 2018 DEADLINE: December 21, 2018

Grants of up to $500,000 over two years will be awarded in support of high-priority pancreatic cancer research that is poised for important translational next steps....

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Seeks Applications for AARC Awards
POSTED: September 17, 2018 DEADLINE: April 16, 2019

Up to ten grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to support the academic-research careers of junior-level faculty in the field of communication sciences and disorders....

PUBLIC AFFAIRS
APA Accepting Applications for Congressional Fellowship Program
POSTED: September 21, 2018 DEADLINE: January 6, 2019

Fellows receive stipends of up to $90,000 to spend one year working on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee....

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
Beckman Center Announces History of Science Fellowships
POSTED: September 16, 2018 DEADLINE: January 2, 2019

Fellowships of up to $45,000 are awarded to as many as twenty scholars annually to support their use of the center's extensive collections in the history of science, technology, medicine, and industry...

UN chief urges human rights protections on International Peace Day

UN chief urges human rights protections on International Peace Day

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres marked today's International Day of Peace with a global call for efforts to facilitate lasting peace by ending hunger, poverty, inequality and oppression. "It is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race," Guterres said.

Guterres urges UNGA to prioritize shared values, rules

A "renewed commitment" to global values and rules, along with greater "political will," is needed if the world is to achieve development goals set out for 2030, warns United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the UN General Assembly begins its 73rd session. He says financial constraints and a lack of coordination could hamper progress and reform efforts.

HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT
Many UN countries will not meet well-being goals, report says

A report in The Lancet found more than half of the 193 United Nations member states that signed on to the Sustainable Development Goals blueprint will fail to reach targets to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030. The goals include 17 target categories in areas such as poverty, hunger, quality education, good health and well-being.

WOMEN & GIRLS
CEDAW report charges Kyrgyzstan with violating women's rights

A report by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women says Kyrgyzstan is systemically violating human rights by failing to protect women and girls from abduction, sexual assault and forced marriage. The committee is calling for officials in the country to strengthen laws and enforcement surrounding sexual violence.

CLIMATE AND ENERGY
UN experts urge coordinated protections for climate migrants

More investigation of and funding for climate-related migration is necessary to protect vulnerable populations, according to a report by a UN task force on displacement. "The UN currently lacks a system-wide lead, coordination mechanism, or strategy on disaster displacement, including related to climate change," the report says.

PEACEKEEPING AND SECURITY
UN chief urges continued progress in US-North Korea relations

Continued diplomacy and negotiations between the US and North Korea are critical to denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Guterres welcomed commitments made during talks between North and South Korean leaders but says "concrete action" is needed.

Call For Abstracts: Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

You and your colleagues may be interested in attending or presenting at the upcoming 16th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14, 2019, which is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference. Register during September for a highly reduced registration rate (more than 40% lower than the full rate charged in April). 

Confirmed speakers to date: Learn from more than 250 speakers who are committed to effective, responsible programs in health, development, entrepreneurship, and education. See the confirmed 2019 conference speakers to date, including keynote speakers Agnes Binagwaho, Joia Mukherjee, Sanjiv Chopra, Gary Cohen, and Jordan Levy.

Call for Abstracts: Abstracts are currently being accepted for research presentations, program presentations, and for the social impact pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize. The final abstract deadline is October 15 for those submitting a research or program abstract.

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 13-14, 2019 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
16th annual conference



The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,000 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.   Register during September for a more than 40% discount off of the full rate.

The conference's confirmed speakers to date include:
Keynote Addresses

Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda; former Minister of Health, Rwanda; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Sanjiv Chopra, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Gary Cohen, President, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth
Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Pathways
Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health; Associate Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Presenters TBA
Design Thinking Speakers
Jessa Blades, Managing Director, IDEO.org
Stefanie Drake, Founder and Lead Strategist, Drake Strategies
Isaac Holeman, Co-Founder & Research Lead, Medic Mobile
Ted London, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Senior Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute
Eliza Squibb, Executive Director, GAIA Vaccine Foundation; Assistant Professor, Textiles Department, Rhode Island School of Design
Additional Presenters TBA
Education and School-Based Program Speakers

Rhonda Bondie, Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Tovah Klein, Director, Barnard College Center for Toddler Development; Associate Professor, Barnard College
Julie Mountcastle, Head Teacher and Director of Creative Arts, Slate School
Ana Rowena McCullough, Co-Founder and CEO, QuestBridge
Additional Presenters TBA
Environmental Health, Energy, Food, and Agriculture Speakers

Howard Mielke, Research Professor, Tulane University
Kim Nace, Executive Director, Rich Earth Institute
Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Additional Presenters TBA
Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement

David Aylward, Senior Advisor, Community Health Center, Inc.
Pam Bolton, Head of Partnerships, Tech Care for All
Keegan Checkett, Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Partners In Health; Director of International Emergency Medicine, University of Chicago
James Clarke, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Ghana Medical Director
Corrado Cancedda, Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jacqueline Edwards, Chief Operating Officer, Medic Mobile
Molly Forrest Franke, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Kaveh Khoshnood, Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Yale School of Public Health; Program Director, BA-BS/MPH Program in Public Health, Yale University
Regan Marsh, Director of Clinical Systems, Partners In Health; Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Julius Mbeya, Managing Director, Lwala Community Alliance
Lynn Murphy Michalopoulos, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Columbia School of Social Work
Roger Ohanesian, Founder and President, Armenian Eye Care Project
Daniel Palazuelos, Senior Health and Policy Advisor for Community Health Systems, Partners In Health; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Claire Qureshi, Senior Advisor, Frontline Delivery, Office of the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria
Shada Rouhani, Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Advisor, Emergency Medicine, L'Hopital Université de Mirebalais, Haiti
Sarang Samal, Founder, Kalinga Eye Hospital, NYSASDRI, India; Unite For Sight Partner
Adam Schwartz, Health Program Manager, BRAC USA
Mahek Shah, Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School
Andrea Tenner, Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Francisco
Sten Vermund, Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
Seth Wanye, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Friends Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner
Additional Presenters TBA
Health Policy & Advocacy

Kelly Brownell, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy and Director of the World Food Policy Center at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Sam Daley-Harris, Founder and Principal, Civic Courage, A Program of RESULTS Educational Fund
Dan Pawson, Vice President, Global Health Strategies
Linda Reinstein, President and Co-Founder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
Michael Schmoyer, Assistant Deputy Secretary for National Security and Director, Office of Security & Strategic Information (OSSI), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Additional Presenters TBA
Health Systems Strengthening

Neelam Sekhri Feacham, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco
Additional Speakers TBA
Implementation Science

Paul Park, Director of Implementation, NCD Synergies, Partners In Health
Additional Presenters TBA
Mental and Neurological Health Speakers

Shin Daimyo, Senior Advisor for Mental Health, Partners In Health
Additional Presenters TBA
Nursing & Global Health

Patricia Davidson, Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Jennifer Dohrn, Director, Office of Global Initiatives and WHO Collaborating Center in Advanced Practice Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing
Additional Presenters TBA 
Other Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers

Aron Rose, Bioethics Chair, Cancer Diagnosis and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa, a White House Initiative; Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Nursing Faculty; Program in Bioethics, Yale University
Additional Presenters TBA
Philanthropy, Investment, and Organizational Management Speakers
Jane Aronson, Pediatrician; President and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation
Jana Zindell, Chief Strategy Officer, Ubuntu Pathways
Additional Presenters TBA
Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health Speakers

Annette Cycon, Founder and Director MotherWoman and GPS: Group Peer Support
Alicia Ely Yamin, Member, UN Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for the Global Strategy in Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health; Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Additional Presenters TBA
Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers

Audrey Chapman, Professor of Community Medicine and Healthcare; Healey Chair in Medical Humanities and Bioethics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Naz Karim, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Director of Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Brown University
Shubha Kumar, Assistant Professor & Director of Programs, University of Southern California (USC)
Kala Mehta, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
Shira Mitchell, Statistician, Mathematica Policy Research
Ian Saldanha, Assistant Professor, Brown University School of Public Health
Additional Presenters TBA
Social Entrepreneurship Speakers
Paul Ellingstad, Managing Partner, PTI Advisors
Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Cleveland Justis, Executive Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management
Matt Nash, Center Director, Social Entrepreneurship Accelator at Duke (SEAD), Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE)
Nnamdi Oranye, Author, Disrupting Africa: The Rise and Rise of African Innovation
Mark Roithmayr, CEO, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
Additional Presenters TBA
Social Media, Communications, and Marketing Speakers

Charlotte Cole, Executive Director, Blue Butterfly Collaborative
Alexandra Kendall, Vice President, Global Health Strategies
Additional Presenters TBA
Technology in Global Health Speakers
Bobby Jefferson, VP, Chief Technology Officer, DAI Global Health
Ashok (AJ) Kumar, Chief Scientific Officer, Jana Care; formerly Harvard University
Gene Kwan, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine; Health and Policy Advisor, Partners In Health
Sri Muthu, CEO and Founder, HealthVenture
Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director, DataKind
Arti Varanasi, President & CEO, Advancing Synergy, LLC
Additional Presenters TBA
Unintentional Injury Prevention

Woodie Kessel, Senior Scholar, Koop Institute, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College; Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College; Professor of the Practice, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
Rebecca Wear Robinson, Founder and President, Make the Minute Matter
Additional Presenters TBA
University Education Initiatives in Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

David Bouslough, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Division of International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director of Life Support Education, Clinical Advisor for Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, and Palliative Care, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa
Patricia Davidson, Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Ted London, Senior Research Fellow, Scaling Impact Initiative, William Davidson Institute; Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Marie H. Martin, Assistant Director, Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Harsh Sule, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Director, Office of Global Health, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Additional Presenters TBA

Launch of the Work and Equalities Institute

The Launch of The Work and Equalities Institute
Wednesday 14 November 2018 at The University of Manchester

Debating the future of work and equalities in the fourth industrial revolution
in the birthplace of the first industrial revolution

Our formal launch will take place at a drinks reception at 6.30pm in The Fossils Gallery, Manchester Museum, 14 November 2018.

The launch will conclude an afternoon of three interactive panel debates from 2pm at University Place, to which you are also invited. These will focus on important themes for contemporary society, building on and developing Manchester’s rich legacy of contributions to equalities at work.

The first panel will discuss human rights and the responsibilities of business and society to ensure dignity, fair treatment and fair access to work.
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The second panel will debate the priorities and possibilities for promoting equalities in the workplace.
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The final panel debate, to be chaired by University of Manchester governor and distinguished journalist Michael Crick, will consider the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on work and equalities.

These panels, comprising distinguished and informed speakers, will help to set the agenda for the Work and Equalities Institute. New ways of working, new risks to equalities and new concerns over the potential loss of jobs are intensifying debates on how we organise work in the future, what we can do to promote decent forms of work, and the responsibilities society and the business community have towards citizens and workers.
 
To find out more, visit https://www.mbs.ac.uk/events/the-launch-of-the-work-and-equalities-institute-at-the-university-of-manchester/
 
Register for the event here: https://www.mbs.ac.uk/events/wei-launch/
 
Lindsay
 
 
Lindsay Endell, Work and Equalities Institute Manager
 
 Work and Equalities Institute

INEE Weekly Jobs Listing, 21 September 2018

The following new job openings have been added to INEE's website.
To view all current job listings, please visit www.ineesite.org/jobs.
  Forward Bulletin
Job Vacancies
Position Title  Organization  Location  Application Deadline
 
Deputy Director, Education Program Quality  Relief International  70% Garowe, Somalia; 30% Nairobi, Kenya 1 November 2018
Regional Education in Emergencies PDP Manager Save The Children International Jordan  4 October 2018
Education Team Leader Relief International  Somalia (with significant travel to various locations within Somalia, Somaliland and Nairobi, Kenya)  1 November 2018
NFE Sector Analysis Consultants UNESCO  Kabul, Afghanistan  12 October 2018
Education Project Manager (Host Community)  NRC Irbid,Jordan  2 October 2018
Education Specialist  Education Above All Qatar 30 September 2018
Education Program Manager I, Iraq Catholic Relief Services  Iraq  31 October 2018
Education Program Manager II, Herat, Afghanistan  Catholic Relief Services  Herat, Afghanistan  31 October 2018
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) Expert; Juvenile Violence Prevention / Rehabilitation Activities Dexis Consulting Group  Tegucigalpa, Honduras 6 October 2018
School-Based Violence Prevention (SBVP) Specialist / Team Leader  Dexis Consulting Group  Tegucigalpa, Honduras 6 October 2018
Education in Emergency Senior Advisor Save the Children Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 23 September 2018
Operations Director Artolution  NYC and Tri-state Area or Washington D.C. May initially work remotely until office / studio accommodation is identified, likely  
Call for CVs: Short-term Consultants for USAID/Middle East and North Africa Education, Research, and Training Support (MEERS) Social Impact, inc. Various locations 30 September 2021
To add a job vacancy to the INEE website: 
Login to your INEE account at www.ineesite.org/login.
Select 'Job Listings' from the 'Resources' dropdown menu, and click the 'Add a Job Listing' link.
Complete the form and click 'Submit.'
The job vacancy will appear on the INEE website following review and approval by the INEE Secretariat. Jobs must be posted by 15h00 CET on Thursday to be included in that week's Job's message. Contact jobs@ineesite.org if you have any questions or difficulties.

This Month from the Child Trends News Service


 How parents who are anxious about math can increase their children’s math achievement
 
Math is a necessary skill for academic success, which means it’s important for parents to engage in math activities at home with their kids. A University of Chicago study found that children who read short numerical stories at home with their parents saw their math achievement in school increase. This improvement was especially evident for children whose parents were anxious about math.

 First-time parents are eager for information about parenting and social-emotional development
 
Child Trends researchers found that first-time parents of young children have many questions about their child’s social and emotional development, and often turn to the internet, family members, and pediatricians for parenting advice. Parents of young children who are knowledgeable about child development are more likely to engage in positive parenting behaviors, which are linked to better child well-being.

 Parental sensitivity can lead to a larger vocabulary for young children
 
In a 2017 study, researchers reviewed videotaped interactions between mothers and their infants to determine what factors were linked to early vocabulary development. Among a sample of 146 mothers and infants enrolled in Early Head Start, researchers found that mothers’ sensitivity was associated with larger vocabularies at 14, 24, and 36 months of age.
More from the Child Trends News Service

 Building Your Kid’s Vocabulary

 Parenting and Emotion

 Having “The Talk”


About the Child Trends News Service
 
The Child Trends News Service is a collaboration between the Child Trends Hispanic Institute and Ivanhoe Broadcast News, a syndicated news company, featuring the latest social science research on child development and parenting practices. Ivanhoe Broadcast News produces the video news reports and syndicates them to local TV stations. The Child Trends Hispanic Institute leads the scientific editorial process, vetting the scientific content with researchers. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation.

October Abstract Deadline: Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

We hope to see you and your colleagues at the upcoming 16th annual  Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14, 2019, which is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference.  Register during September for a highly reduced registration rate (50% lower than the regular rate). 

Confirmed speakers to date: Learn from more than 250 speakers who are committed to effective, responsible programs in health, development, entrepreneurship, and education. See the  confirmed 2019 conference speakers to date, including keynote speakers Agnes Binagwaho, Joia Mukherjee, Sanjiv Chopra, Gary Cohen, and Jordan Levy.

Call for Abstracts: Abstracts are currently being accepted for research presentations, program presentations, and for the social impact pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize. The  final abstract deadline is October 15 for those submitting a research or program abstract.
Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 13-14, 2019 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
16th annual conference
  
 Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
by September 30 for 50% off the registration rate. 

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14, 2019, is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
 Register for GHIC
 
 
  
 Conference Schedule
Learn from more than 250 speakers. See the  confirmed 2019 conference speakers, including keynote speakers include Agnes Binagwaho, Joia Mukherjee, Sanjiv Chopra, Gary Cohen, and Jordan Levy.
 Apply to Present
Apply to present at the Global Health & Innovation Conference! October 15 is the final round abstract submission deadline.   Read more about the presentation opportunities and the abstract submission process.
 Innovation Prize
The  GHIC Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference.

 Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality care for all. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite For Sight.

Monday, 9/24 - Inequality Seminar: Janet Currie – Violence While in Utero: The Impact of Assaults During Pregnancy on Birth Outcomes

 
 Multidisciplinary Program in  Inequality & Social Policy. Part of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

 
Harvard Inequality & Social Policy Seminar 
THE JAMES M. and CATHLEEN D. STONE PhD SCHOLARS

 
Violence While in Utero

The Impact of Assaults During Pregnancy on Birth Outcomes
Janet Currie
Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and Co-Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University.

Monday, Sep 24, 2018  •  12:00-1:30 pm.
Seminar schedule (web) (pdf)

Harvard Kennedy School
Allison Dining Room (T-520).
Light lunch at 12; Seminar begins 12:15. (Map)
Abstract
Evidence about the effects of violent crime on victims is sparse, but is necessary to determine the social costs of crime and the cost-effectiveness of policy interventions in the justice system.

We present new evidence about the effects of violent crime on pregnancy and infant health outcomes, using unique linked administrative data from New York City. We compare mothers who lived in a home where an assault was reported during their pregnancies to mothers who lived in a home where an assault took place shortly after the birth.

We find that assaults during pregnancy significantly increase the incidence of negative birth outcomes. Our results are robust to the use of alternative control groups and to using maternal fixed effects models.

Based on these impacts, we calculate that the social cost per assault during pregnancy is $41,771, implying a total annual cost of over $4.25 billion.

Since infant health is a strong predictor of life-long well-being and women of lower socioeconomic status are more likely to be victims of domestic abuse, violence in utero is an important potential channel for intergenerational transmission of inequality.
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About the speaker
Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Co-Director of Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing. She also co-directs the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Her research focuses on health and wellbeing, especially of children.She has written about early intervention programs, programs to expand health insurance and improve health care, public housing, and food and nutrition programs. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in health and access to health care, environmental threats to health, and mental health.

Professor Currie has served as the Vice President of the American Economics Association and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. She is currently President-elect of the American Society of Health Economics.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Society of Labor Economists, and of the Econometric Society, and has an honorary degree from the University of Lyon and the University of Zurich.

She has served on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science and as the Editor of the Journal of Economic Literature and on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Learn more about Janet Currie's work
scholar.princeton.edu/jcurrie


Webinar: The Land Reform Agenda for Kenya

Join us for a Webinar
The Land Reform Agenda for Kenya 
3 PM- 4PM, October 10th, 2018

Co-Hosts: Kenya Land Alliance (KLA), the Government of Kenya, the Land Portal Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the European Union

Moderator: Michael Ochieng Odhiambo, Director of People, Land and Rural Development (PLRD) 

Panelists:
Dr. Collins Odote Oloo, Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi 
Odenda Lumumba, CEO, Kenya Land Alliance 
Husna Mbarak, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
Representative of the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning (tbc)
Land use and reforms are at the heart of Kenya’s political and economic future stability. Land is an enabler to support manufacturing, access to affordable and decent housing, universal health care, food security and nutrition.  Land is a critical driver in urban development through regulating access to land and use to achieve security of tenure for all.

Regulations and rules for operationalizing the Land Act of 2012, the Land Registration Act 2012 and the Community Land Act 2016 were gazetted in December 2017. The Community Land Act, if implemented, includes innovations on how to recognize community land rights and control over natural resources.

From 2013-2017, the Government of Kenya issued approximately 3.2 million titles, yet women received only 10% of these titles, with a paltry 1.62% of the land, or 163,253 hectares out of 9,903,304 hectares. Thus, there have been major gender disparities in the land reforms that need to be addressed.

The disappearance of land titles and documents both by companies and the land registry has been a major source of consternation and has led to charges of corruption. The ongoing digitization of land records and establishment of a secure National Land Information Management Systems is said to be critical to ensuring accountability in the way land is managed and overcoming these inconsistencies.

Moreover, around two thirds of Kenya's land is categorized as community land, most of which is unregistered. The Community Land Act includes provisions for managements and dispensation of community lands, but what does this mean for customary land rights?

This webinar will address these challenges in an attempt to define a path forward that will lead to equity and justice in land reform and use that benefits communities and increases food security.

Panelists will address the following questions:
What are the implications of community land dispensation?
How can the gender imperatives of land reform be actualised?
How is digitization addressing underlying inconsistencies in land registries?
What are the main challenges that need to be addressed in policy frameworks on land reform and use?
Please join us for a dynamic discuss on these issues on October 10th, 2018.  Register your intention to participate via gotowebinar.
 Register Now!

Today's Jobs from Philanthropy News Digest

 PND Job Alert
September 21, 2018
 PETA - Research Associate
PETA

Telecommute, Other

 PETA - Corporate Researcher and Project Coordinator
PETA

Los Angeles, California

 Youth Villages - Behavioral Youth Counselor
Youth Villages

Memphis, Tennessee

 Southern Methodist University - Associate Director for Research
Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

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RFPs from Philanthropy News Digest

  PND RFP Alert
September 21, 2018
 APA Accepting Applications for Congressional Fellowship Program
POSTED: SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 6, 2019

Fellows receive stipends of up to $90,000 to spend one year working on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee.... 
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ODEP News Brief - September 21, 2018

JAN Training Microsite
With National Disability Employment Awareness Month approaching, many organizations are preparing to celebrate the occasion with an event or training session. The Job Accommodation Network’s Multimedia Training Microsite provides convenient Just-In-Time Modules for use by employers, educators, nonprofit organizations, and others. These materials may be used in group training or by individuals, and may easily be incorporated into larger training events. Topics include disability awareness, the Americans with Disabilities Act, ergonomics, the interactive process, and more. All include a PowerPoint presentation and a downloadable transcript of the training.

 • View JAN's Multimedia Training Microsite

Staff Accessibility Training
Looking for staff training on technology accessibility and disability inclusion? The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology has just the tool – its online guide to Staff Training Resources. The tool is designed to help employers raise internal awareness and understanding of accessibility best practices so that all levels of their organization share an accessible technology mindset. Noting how accessibility education can dovetail with disability awareness training, the guide links users to training tools designed for various staff roles, including leadership, human resources professionals, procurement team members, CIOs, tech designers and developers, and others.

 • Access PEAT’s Staff Training Resources

Youth SSI Recipients Study
ODEP has funded the Evaluation of Initiatives to Improve Adult Outcomes and Employment Opportunities for Young Recipients of Supplemental Security Income research study. This project will help identify where and how to best build on existing research and lessons from the field. It will also identify new research questions and promising models or strategies that could be tested for assisting youth SSI recipients and those at risk of receiving SSI benefits with the transition to sustained, gainful employment. Related resources include a publication, “Potential Strategies to Improve the Employment Outcomes of Youth SSI Recipients,” and a series of webinars.

 • Learn more about the Evaluation of Initiatives to Improve Adult Outcomes and Employment Opportunities for Young Recipients of Supplemental Security Income research study

Inclusion@Work
“Inclusion@Work: A Framework for Building a Disability-Inclusive Organization” is an online toolkit created by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion. Developed with input from a range of employers with exemplary track records in disability employment, it outlines seven core components of a disability-inclusive workplace, along with a menu of strategies for achieving them. Steps include Lead the Way; Build the Pipeline; Hire & Keep the Best; Ensure Productivity; Communicate; Be Tech Savvy and Grow Success.

 • Visit Inclusion@Work

LEAD Center Website Survey
The LEAD Center wants to learn more about how you use the resources on its website in order to continue to improve what it offers. LEAD asks that you take a very brief survey, which should only take five minutes or less to complete. Also, if you would be willing to participate in a phone conversation to discuss the resources you use, how you are using them, and any additional needs you might have, please provide your name and email address at the end of the survey. The call should take no more than 5-to-10 minutes of your time. Thank you for your consideration and feedback.

 • Take the LEAD Center website survey

Student and Faculty Funding Opportunities Through November 15, 2018

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES



INTERNSHIPS
Heritage Foundation Young Leaders Program
Deadline: 09/24/2018
A 12-15 week internship program that provides a full educational program while at the Heritage Foundation. Working up to 37.5 hours, an intern has the opportunity to learn from experts in a variety of fields by way of policy briefings, in-house mentorship, accountability of work, and a First Principles Series.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Internship Program
Deadline: 10/1/2018
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the leading organizations in the country working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. The Center seeks highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students (including law), as well as recent graduates, in the following areas for full-and part-time paid internships: Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, International Budget Project, Food Stamps, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Fiscal Project and Welfare Reform and Income Support Division. The typical length of an internship is one semester (approximately 10-12 weeks).

US Department of State Internships
Deadline: 10/15/2018
This unpaid program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in US embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, DC, and at department offices spread around the United States. The program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

US Supreme Court Internship Program
Deadline: 10/15/2018
Interns have responsibilities distinct from the case work of the Supreme Court and do not work directly with the Justices or on cases pending before the Court. Some administrative support duty, such as answering phones and responding to inquiries from members of the public, is required. The program is unpaid. Preference will be given to applicants prepared to work eight-hour days, five days per week.

Carter Center Internships
Deadline: 10/15/2018
Internships are offered to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates (graduated in the past 24 months). Prospective interns are those who have demonstrated superior academic ability and who have coursework, professional or personal experience, and career interests related to Carter Center programs. Students have the opportunity to intern in three broad areas: peace, health, and operations. See website for details.

World Bank Group Internships
Deadline: 10/31/2018
This internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, and related fields. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program. Successful candidates have usually completed their first year of graduate studies or are into their PhD programs. Fluency in English is required. Relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous. Most positions are in Washington, DC; others are in country offices.

Naval Research Enterprise Internships
Deadline: 11/02/2018
This ten-week paid intern program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in science and engineering research, under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor, at a participating Navy laboratory. Applicants must be US citizens.

Spring Internships with the Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
Deadline: 11/15/2018
The Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks qualified, part-time interns each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, or experience working on Canadian policy topics and Canada-US issues. Internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy.

Spring Internships with the Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Deadline: 11/15/2018
The Middle East Program’s meetings, conferences and reports assess the policy implications of regional developments (political, economic, and social), the Middle East’s role in the international arena, American interests in the region, strategic threats to and from the regional states, and the role and future prospects of the region’s energy resources. Interns work directly with the Middle East program staff in support of project activities for 20 hours per week. Interns should have an interest in the Middle East, preferably with some coursework related to, and/or experience working on Middle East issues. Fluency in Arabic, Farsi, or Turkish preferred but not required.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internships
Deadline: 11/15/2018
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. Interns’ projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and estuarine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. All interns are required to complete a research project and present their findings at the end of their internship.

DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS
German Historical Institute Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 10/1/2018
The GHI awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the USA in international relations. The research projects must draw upon primary sources located in the United States.

National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program
Deadline: 10/4/2018
The Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. The fellowship is intended to support the writing of the dissertation, not data collection or field work.

Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship
Deadline: 10/8/2018
Annual grant competition to support PhD dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship’s objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform US policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SOC-DDRI)
Deadline: 10/15/2018

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Stuart L. Bernath Dissertation Research Grant
Deadline: 10/15/2018
The Bernath Dissertation Grant of up to $4,000 is intended to help graduate students defray expenses encountered in the writing of their dissertations. Applicants must be actively working on dissertations dealing with some aspect of US foreign relations history. Membership in SHAFR is required.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Deadline: 10/24/2018
The Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are designated for graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Deadline: 10/24/2018
The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: 11/1/2018
AAUW’s American Fellowships program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship
Deadline: 11/7/2018
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.


FELLOWSHIPS IN RESIDENCE
American Council of Learned Societies Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Deadline: 09/26/2018
See website for locations
The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of the 13 national residential research centers participating in the program.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Deadline: 10/1/2018
Washington, DC
This program provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with a public-interest organization focusing on arms control and international security issues. Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings.

Society for the Humanities Fellowships, Cornell University
Deadline: 10/1/2018
Ithaca, NY
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2019-20 theme of ENERGY. Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one course related to their research. Courses should be related to the focal theme, and appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

The Getty Foundation Getty Scholars Grant Program
Deadline: 10/1/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Recipients of Getty Scholar grants will be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they can pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowships
Deadline: 10/1/2018
Washington, DC
Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.

Radcliffe Institute Fellows in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Boston, MA
Deadline: 10/4/2018
Stipends are funded up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.

Institute for Advanced Study Stipends
Deadline: 10/15/2018
Princeton, NJ
The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute. The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, and modern international relations. Members must be in residence during their term.

National Endowment for Democracy Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program
Deadline: 10/15/2018
Washington, DC
Five-month fellowships for leading democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world. During their time in residence at NED's International Forum for Democratic Studies, fellows reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct independent research and writing; engage with colleagues and counterparts in the United States; and build ties with a global network of democracy advocates.

National Humanities Center Fellowships
Deadline: 10/17/2018
North Carolina
The National Humanities Center offers residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new PhDs should be aware that the Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects.

Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Japan
Deadline: 10/31/2018
The International Affairs Fellowship in Japan seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a select group of mid-career professionals the opportunity to carry out research while affiliated with appropriate institutions in Japan, and to establish long-term professional and personal ties through their activities. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks.

Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Canada
Deadline: 10/31/2018
The International Affairs Fellowship in Canada seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program provides for one to two mid-career professionals per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks.

Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in International Relations
Deadline: 10/31/2018
Washington, DC
The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in International Economics offers business economists as well as university-based economics scholars hands-on experience in the US government to expand their range of thinking and work on international economic policy. Possible host placements for the twelve month fellowship appointment include but are not limited to the US Department of the Treasury, US Department of Commerce, and relevant parts of the US Department of State and the White House.

Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies, University of Washington
Deadline: 10/31/2018
Seattle, Washington
The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington offers the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies. The Fellowship may be used for doctoral or post-doctoral (PhD received within last three years) research in any field of Jewish Studies. Candidates must agree to be in residence at the University of Washington for the tenure of their fellowship. The Cole Fellow receives a stipend of approximately $50,000 plus benefits pending funding for the academic year, and is expected to offer one public lecture and one undergraduate course during the year of residence.

Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies Short Term Fellowships for Studies of Thomas Jefferson
Deadline: 11/1/2018
Monticello
Short-term fellowships are awarded for one or more months, and open to academics from any country, subject to selection by committee. Successful applicants will be working on Jefferson-related projects. Priority is given to Jefferson-related projects using the Digital Archeological Archive of Comparative Slavery or Getting Word. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, where they will have access to Monticello’s expert staff and research holdings at the Jefferson Library as well as those of the University of Virginia.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Deadline: 11/1/2018
Washington, DC
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington.

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Deadline: 11/1/2018
Germany
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany. The Bosch Fellowship is comprised of three main components: customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training. Fellows are from the fields of business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.

Faculty Fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Deadline: 11/2/2018
Palo Alto, California
The Center offers a residential fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. Fellows represent the core social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) but also the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Mandel Center Fellowship Program
Deadline: 11/15/2018
Washington, DC
The Center awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. The Center welcomes proposals from scholars in all relevant disciplines including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide studies, law and others. Visiting scholars at the Center have access to more than 47 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; the Museum’s extensive library; oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and Holocaust survivor database.

Huntington Library Fellowships
Deadline: 11/15/2018
San Marino, California
The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Huntington awards around 200 fellowships to scholars each year. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life. See website for details.
 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 09/25/2018
Each year the Michigan Society of Fellows selects eight outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the arts and humanities, in the social, physical and life sciences, and in the professional schools.

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Academy Scholars Program
Deadline: 10/1/2018
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Lawrence Fellowships
Deadline: 10/1/2018
The purpose of the Lawrence postdoctoral fellowships at LLNL is to pursue cutting-edge science and stimulate cross-fertilization of ideas. Fellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements.

National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: 10/8/2018
The goal of the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF) program is to enhance the participation of under-represented groups in science and engineering; promote interdisciplinary research; and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowships to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry or private sector, and government. The SPRF is a supervised research award, and each Fellow must have at least one Sponsoring Scientist (also known as Mentor), who is a faculty member at the submitting organization. See solicitation for full details.

European University Institute Max Weber Fellowship
Deadline: 10/18/2018
The program is open to applicants who are within 5 years of the completion of their PhD from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality, and is not restricted to citizens of the EU. The language of the program is English and applicants must fulfil the English language requirements as outlined in the section on Eligibility. The vast majority of Max Weber Fellowships are for one year. Most applicants in the field of Economics are selected for a 2-year fellowship, which involves additional activities, such as limited teaching in the department, in the second year.

American Council of Learned Societies Getty /ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
Deadline: 10/24/2018
These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program
Deadline: 10/27/2018
The Academy’s Visiting Scholars Program provides residential fellowships to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The fellowship program offers a collaborative work environment and the opportunity to interact with Academy members. It also creates a national network for these scholars, assisting them in their research and professional development.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
Deadline: 11/1/2018
The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equity for women in higher education. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research.

University of California Office of the President President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Deadline: 11/1/2018
The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority PhD recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Deadline: 11/1/2018
These $70,000 fellowships support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.

National Research Council of the National Academies Postdoctoral & Senior Research Associateship Program
Deadline: 11/1/2018
The NRC Research Associateship Program promotes excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the US government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on the website.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
Deadline: 11/7/2018
The Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China studies in the United States through fellowships and grants (primarily) for scholars at an early stage in their careers. Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome. The program supports the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods. Research in Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan is eligible. Postdoctoral fellowships support research and writing toward a scholarly product in English. Priority will be given to proposals based on the applicant’s research in China.


OTHER FELLOWSHIPS

December 1st early bird deadline for upcoming human rights courses!

 The global human rights education and training centre   
   humanrightscampus.org
 
Upcoming E-Learning Courses

1 December early bird registration deadline for courses offered in February-April 2019
Upcoming courses in October-December: still possible to register! 


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Education in Emergencies
Gender Mainstreaming (Gender Equality-Advanced Course)
Monitoring & Evaluation in the NGO Sector
Child Rights Public Budgeting
EU Migration and Asylum Law and Policies
Psychosocial Consequences of Migration and Asylum
Women, Peace and Security

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 UpcomingchildrightscoursesUpcoming courses offered in October-December: still possible to register!!

The following courses start next month. We still have some open seats. Register now!
Human Rights Fact-finding and Reporting
Gender and Human Rights (Foundation Course)
Gender-based Violence

Human Trafficking and Smuggling
International Human Rights Law (Foundation Course)
Migration and Asylum (Foundation Course)
Gender Responsive Budgeting

  
Human Rights Campus, Oirbroekdreef 1a, Esch, 5296 PL Netherlands

Program online: 2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research on Space and Poverty (13 & 14 September 2018, Salzburg)

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the program for the2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research on Space and Poverty. The conference will be held at the University of Salzburg on 13 and 14 September 2018. The program includes 66 talks in parallel panels and four keynote talks:

* Sylvia Chant (LSE): The ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ in an Era of Multiple ‘Feminisations’: The Space of the Household and Why it Matters in Gendered Poverty Analysis and Policy
* Eveline Dürr (Munich): Slum Touring: Fashioning Poverty and Branding Place
* Suzanne Fitzpatrick (Heriot-Watt): Controlling Homeless People?: Exploring the Ethics of Enforcement in Street Homelessness Policies
* Mark Shucksmith (Newcastle): Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rural Areas

A first preliminary version of the panel program including all abstracts can be downloaded or viewed on the conference website. The program will be updated regularly based on late registrations or cancellations. Registration is open and guests are welcomed! Please reguster via the registration tool on the conference webiste.

Conference Website: www.poverty-conference.org

#SCIPR2018 #unisalzburg #poverty #CEPR #povertyresearch #spacepoverty

TRAINING: Training Short Courses from the Consumer Data Research Centre (Leeds)

The ESRC-funded Consumer Data Research Centre at the University of Leeds will be offering the following courses in Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019:
 
Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Retail Applications
15th Oct 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds 
Course Tutors: Drs Les Dolega (Uni of Liverpool), Nick Hood (Leeds) and Andy Newing (Leeds)


This one-day course provides an introduction to applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis in understanding retail sector dynamics. We focus on the visualisation and analysis of data related to retail supply (e.g. store catchments) and demand (including geodemographics) at national, regional and local scales. We consider commercial and public sector applications of retail analytics and introduce increasingly sophisticated analysis tools. These include GIS-based measures of accessibility and network analysis to determine retail service areas.

A series of fully supported hands-on practical sessions, interspersed with short lectures and group activities, provide an applied and theoretical perspective, with examples drawn from the UK but relevant in a number of international contexts. The course activities draw on CDRC data resources (where possible) and signpost users to further freely available or commercially-licensed data sources for use within their own research.

Participants will leave with a clear practical awareness of GIS and spatial analysis techniques commonly applied in retail analytics.

 
Who is the course suitable for? This course is designed for participants who have limited prior knowledge of spatial analysis in the context of retail analytics. Participants are likely to be PhD students or researchers looking to work with spatial data related to consumers or the retail sector – whether in a commercial, public sector or policy focussed context. Skills will be taught using examples from the UK retail sector but participants will be encouraged to consider how these tools and techniques could be applied in alternative contexts. The course will signpost participants towards CDRC and freely available data resources which would enable them to extend these analysis in their subsequent work.
 
Cost:

£70 (students)

£120 (academic, public and charitable sector employees)

£300 (private sector)

 

GIS for Crime Data Analytics
19th Oct 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Course Tutor: Emily Sheard 
 
This one-day course will follow a linear format, with a series of lectures and practical exercises leading attendees through the key steps involved in performing basic crime analysis in ArcGIS.  Starting with an overview of environmental criminological theories, the course will also include information on: (i) accessing open source crime data, (ii) locating complementary data sets e.g. area boundary files, (iii) advantages/disadvantages of different data sources, (iv) importing crime data and spatial data into ArcMap, (v) mapping data and querying data in ArcMap, and (vi) interpreting results of analysis.

Objectives

·         Understand how spatio-temporal convergences can influence crime patterns
·         Develop a critical awareness of different data sources
·         Learn how to format data ready for analysis in a GIS
·         Gain practical experience of working with ArcCatalog, ArcMap, and ArcToolbox
·         Use mapping techniques to identify crime hot spots
·         Consider how results might translate practically
 
Who is the course suitable for? Anyone wanting to perform basic crime analysis in ArcGIS.  Attendees do not need to have any prior knowledge of geographical information systems, although basic computer skills are required.

Cost:

£70 (students)

£120 (academic, public and charitable sector employees)

£300 (private sector)

 

Introduction to QGIS
29th Oct 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds 
Course Tutor: Rachel Oldroyd


This one-day course provides an introduction to Quantum GIS, an open source Geographic Information System software package. You will be introduced to the various components of the software and learn how to work with both vector and raster data layers. You will learn how to run simple geospatial analyses, how to edit existing maps and how to create maps using your own data, which we encourage you to bring with you to the course.

No prior knowledge is assumed for this course other than having basic IT skills.

Cost:

£70 (students)

£120 (academic, public and charitable sector employees)

£300 (private sector)

 

Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics
28th Jan 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds 
Course Tutors: Drs Andy Newing and Nick Hood

This one-day course introduces participants to sophisticated spatial analysis and spatial modelling approaches that can be used to understand retail sector dynamics. We focus on the analysis of complex interactions between retail demand (consumers) and the retail supply side (retail stores). The tools that we introduce are applied widely by the commercial retail sector and we reflect on the important link between academia and industry in the continual development of these modelling approaches. We introduce participants to statistical and spatial modelling using simulated data related to UK consumers. These include regression and powerful industry-standard spatial interaction (or gravity) modelling. The course is taught via a series of fully supported hands-on practical sessions, interspersed with short lectures and group activities. This provides an applied and theoretical perspective, with examples drawn from the UK but relevant in a number of international contexts.

This course follows on from the CDRC training course above. Aside from a brief recap of key spatial analysis techniques and spatial data sources, this course teaches entirely new content. It is suitable for those who attended the introductory course and also those wanting a stand-alone course in retail modelling. Participants will leave with a clear practical awareness of model-based spatial analysis techniques commonly applied in retail analytics. Participants may also think differently about their own consumer behaviours having undertaken this course!

Who is the course suitable for? This course is designed for participants who have some experience of spatial analysis using GIS, but no prior knowledge of statistical or spatial modelling is required. Participants are likely to be PhD students or researchers looking to use spatial modelling to enhance their analysis of retail/consumer data in. The course will signpost participants towards CDRC and freely available data resources which would enable them to extend these analysis in their subsequent work.
 
Cost:

£70 (students)

£120 (academic, public and charitable sector employees)

£300 (private sector)

 
Please click on the title for more information on content or to make a booking.
Please email Kylie Norman for further information or if you are booking using a University of Leeds internal account.
 
Best Wishes,
 
Kylie Norman
Administrative Assistant
Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)
 
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)
Level 11, Worsley Building
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
 
Email: k.r.norman@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 3430242
Please visit our website: http://cdrc.ac.uk

Conservatives and Strategic Communication Conference

Call for Papers: Conservatives and Strategic Communication Conference
 
PSA Political Marketing Group
PSA Conservatism Studies Group
 
Conference Location: Edge Hill University, Ormskirk (near Liverpool), UK
Conference Date: Wednesday, 12 December, 2018
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
Following the success of last year’s Political Marketing conference that examined the Labour Party, please see the below call for papers for the Conservatives and Strategic Communication Conference – in association with academics from four North West England universities: Liverpool