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Candidates for Steering Committee

[02-08-2017]

We are happy to announce the following candidates for the vacant positions in the Steering Committee (in alphabetical order):

  • Prof. Dr. Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski
  • Dr. Lina Klymenko
  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Roose
  • Dr. Alexandra Sojka
  • Dr. Soetkin Verhaegen

Please have a look at the candidates’ applications [pdf].

The term of office will be three years.

The voting stage begins on August 6th and ends on August 26th. Please notice that group members can cast their vote only if they are logged in (https://ecpr.eu/). Under "MyECPR" you will find the tab "Identity Election 2017 – Final Vote" where you can cast your vote using the drop-down ballot box.

The ECPR election user guide [pdf] also provides instructions on how to reach the voting page from the ECPR homepage. If you have any further questions, you may contact hcooper@ecpr.eu.

Call for Proposals: "Tuning into the Noise of Europe"

[19-07-2017]

We are pleased to announce the workshop "Tuning into the Noise of Europe", which will be held at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands on January 19, 2018.

For more information please see the PDF document.

Call for Papers: "(Re)producing Insecurities"

[19-07-2017]

We are pleased to announce the workshop "(Re)producing Insecurities", organized by the "Europe, Migration and the New Politics of (In)security" White Rose research network team at the University of York, University of Sheffield and University of Leeds, UK.

For more information please see the PDF document.

Call for Proposals for BARI 2017 Workshop

[12-07-2017]

We are happy to announce the workshop "Governing Diversity in the 21st century: The Quest for National Unity and Contested Accommodation of Minorities in Heterogeneous States", which will be held at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia on September 21-22, 2017.

For more information please see the PDF document.

ECPR General Conference in Oslo (2017)

[04-05-2017]

We are happy to announce that due to the high number of submitted papers the section “Who is ‘We’? Drawing identity boundaries and their consequences” (Chair: Tuuli-Marja Kleiner, University of Hagen; Co-Chair: Pawel Karolewski, Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław) was able to organize 6 panels.

Please find more information on the ECPR's Conference Website [external Link].

Call for Panels and Papers for the ECPR General Conference in Oslo (2017)

[13-12-2016]

We are delighted to announce that our Section proposal has been accepted for the 11th ECPR General Conference in Oslo (2017). Panel and paper proposals can now be submitted until February 15th 2016.

Each panel needs to include at least 3 papers. Please, send your proposals with a maximum length of 400 words to identity@fernuni-hagen.de. Note, that all panel and paper proposals must also be submitted through your MyECPR account of the ECPR website. Thank you!

ECPR General Conference in Oslo (2017) – Call for proposals

[21-09-2016]

The upcoming ECPR General Conference will be held in Oslo in 2017. Section proposals can be submitted until November 16th 2016. We would be happy to learn about your ideas for a Section Proposal or ideas we can integrate into the Section Proposal. Please get in touch with us by October 25th 2016 if you have any suggestions for proposing a Section to be organized by our Standing Group. Thank you!

Call for Contributions

[21-09-2016]

In order to be able to inform you regularly about activities of the SG Identity members, you are kindly invited to tell us about your activities – such as upcoming conferences or workshops; call for publications; new publications (journal articles, special issues etc.) related to the topic of identity.

Also, if you have knowledge about upcoming conferences, workshops or calls for publications you would like to share with other members of the SG Identity, please feel free to do so by informing us. Please send your announcements to identity@fernuni-hagen.de.

Steering Committee

[20-09-2016]

Sebastian Kuhn leaves the Steering Committee. Tuuli-Marja Kleiner elected as the SG’s new Secretary.

Due to a change in his professional orientation, Sebastian Kuhn leaves the Steering Committee of our Standing Group. We’re deeply thankful to Sebastian’s commitment and his successful service for 5 years. We wish him every success and all the best in his new role.

At the SG meeting in Prague, Tuuli-Marja Kleiner was elected for a three year period as the SG’s new Secretary. She is a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Hagen (Germany). Her present research focuses on European citizenship, political identity and political behaviour. Her latest publications were published inter alia by Swiss Political Science Review, Comparative Sociology, Urban Studies and Oxford University Press. For more information, please visit Tuuli-Marja’s website at the University of Hagen.

The election term of the other three members of the Steering Committee continues until next year. At the upcoming ECPR General Conference in Oslo (2017), the Convenors and the Treasurer will be elected anew (2017-2020). We will inform you betimes about the procedure. If you are interested to apply for a position, please let us know.

ECPR 2016 General Conference

[15-09-2016]

The Standing Group was represented by three panels at the 10th ECPR General Conference in Prague.

The Standing Group was represented in Prague, where it supported the section entitled “Who are we? – Collective identity in changing landscapes" chaired by Viktoria Kaina and Ireneusz P. Karolewski.

Members of the Standing Group had the opportunity to present and discuss their work in several panels: "Collective Identity and Political Conflict", "Collective Identity, Denationalization and Migration Issues" and "Diversity and Heterogeneity Influencing Social Identity".

Many thanks to all participants who played an active role contributing to the success of the panels.

Call for Papers: "Diversity and heterogeneity influencing social identity"

[02-12-2015]

Concerning the 2016 General Conference in Prague we are happy to announce a panel on “Diversity and heterogeneity influencing social identity”.

Panel proposal “Diversity and heterogeneity influencing social identity” for the 10th General Conference in Prague, 7-10 September 2016.

Abstract:

We know very little about how social identities change facing the challenges of modern societies. Globalization, urbanization, individualization, secularization, and migratory movements are associated with increasing cultural heterogeneity and socio-economic disparity. Since social identification is grounded on in-group homogeneity and mutual understandings, the increased social inequality as well as the broadening spectrum of value systems, world views, ideologies, attitudes, beliefs, and lifestyles raise the question of whether these developments are associated with modifications or reconstructions of social identities.
This panel aims to shed light on the links between growing social, cultural, ethnic or class differences and collective identity processes. Thus, we welcome both theoretical as well as empirical contributions that ask for connections between diversity/heterogeneity and social identity. Possible questions could be:
Do dissimilarities with regard to political/social attitudes trigger identity formation processes?

  • How are social identification patterns linked to differences in value systems?
  • Do variances in moral attitudes affect group identities?
  • Do regional identities correspond with spatial variations of culture?
  • Are increasing socioeconomic inequalities associated with a reinforcement of social class identity?
  • Does growing ethnic heterogeneity strengthen in-group identities?
  • Is social identity linked to population opinion polarization (POP) and are there any social/political consequences resulting from this linkage?

Scholars are invited to propose both panels and individual papers which promise new insights and fresh ideas based on empirical as well as theoretically grounded research.

Chair: Tuuli-Marja Kleiner (University of Hagen, Germany)

We invite you to send your paper proposal (which should not exceed 150 words) to Tuuli-Marja.Kleiner@Fernuni-Hagen.de by 16th of January 2015.

Section proposal “Who are we? – Collective identity in changing landscapes” accepted

[02-12-2015]

Our Section proposal “Who are we? – Collective identity in changing landscapes” has been accepted as part of the Academic Programme for the ECPR’S 10th General Conference at Prague 2016.

Section proposal “Who are we? – Collective identity in changing landscapes” has been accepted as part of the Academic Programme for the ECPR’S 10th General Conference in Prague, 7-10 September 2016.

Abstract:

Who are we? – For a long time, the cornerstone of collective identity research has related to the classic question of group definition and community building. In this sense, the landscapes of peoples’ common sense of belonging were shaped by defining borders between in-group and out-group, justifying inside-outside-definitions, constructing ‘us’ and ‘them’, inventing strategies of inclusion and exclusion as well as modelling and stereotyping common characteristics that make a difference to ‘others’. However, this old question turns into a provocative and explosive new one when the landscapes of collective identity formation are shaken by a fundamental shift. As group borders become permeable or crumble in the wake of societal, technological, political and economic changes, conventional answers to the question of who we are come with the risk of being meaningless. What is more, social groups are challenged to invent themselves in new and different ways as soon as former outsiders successfully seek to become insiders and once members of the in-group lose their belief in the sharing of a common fate.

Based on the scholarly network of the ECPR Standing Group ‘Identity’, the section will focus on the conditions and consequences of group definition in changing landscapes by dealing with eight main areas.

  • Collective identity and societal heterogeneity
  • Collective identity and social turmoil
  • Collective identity and denationalization
  • Collective identity and cyberspace
  • Collective identity and migration diasporas
  • Collective identity and armed conflict
  • Pathologies of collective identity and the politics of fear
  • Collective identity and cultural hegemony

Scholars are invited to propose both panels and individual papers which promise new insights and fresh ideas based on empirical as well as theoretically grounded research.

Chair: Viktoria Kaina (University of Hagen, Germany)

Co-chair: Ireneusz P. Karolewski (The Willy Brandt Center, University of Wroclaw, Poland)

The call for panels and papers opens at December 2 and closes at February 15 (midnight GMT). Please find more information on the ECPR’s conference website [external link]. Please note that Panels should include 4-5 papers.We are happy to support you in organizing a Panel for submission. So, if you have a promising idea for a Panel, you are welcome to send us your CfP. We’ll then pass it on to the other members of our Standing Group.

Section proposal “Identity and and the Challenge of Transformation” accepted

[15-12-2014]

Section proposal “Identity and and the Challenge of Transformation” has been accepted as part of the Academic Programme for the ECPR’S 9th General Conference at Montreal 2015.

Section proposal “Identity and and the Challenge of Transformation” has been accepted as part of the Academic Programme for the ECPR’S 9th General Conference in Montreal, 26-29 August 2015.

Abstract:

The section aims at shedding light on the relationship between identity and transformation processes in the context of political, social and cultural change. The section is interested both in the impact identity exerts on societal and political transformation processes and the influence of societal transformation processes on identity making. The background are the phenomena labeled with categories of ‘globalization’, ‘transnationalization’, ‘regional integration’, ‘hybridization’, in particular the complex socio-cultural diversity these phenomena entail, and how they affect historically established domains of political and social life. With ongoing social and political transformations the shifting of boundaries and the re-definition of collective identities, poses numerous challenges to the activities of nation-states, societies, subnational and social groups. On the one hand, the congruence between political decision-makers and those groups of persons affected by the decisions are becoming increasingly shaky. Powerful changes in politics and societies question collective identities taken hitherto for granted. On the other hand, potent identity politics attempt to deliver answers to nations, groups and organizations that are themselves subject to radical change. The section panels could focus on identity politics underlying current attempts at redefining, renewing or reaffirming the political and social boundaries in different regions of the world. In addition, panels could draw attention to dynamics underlying the construction and reproduction of political and social identities under conditions of increased cultural heterogeneity and shifting collective allegiances.

Based on the scholarly network of the ECPR Standing Group ‘Identity’, the section will focus on the relationship between identity and transformation in eight main areas:
• Identity under transformation stress: Old and new identity politics
• Diversity and heterogeneity as focal points for identity politics
• Defending identity: identity, ideology and change
• Identity, societal transformation and political protest
• Framing and reframing of collective identities in the context of changing borders
• ‘Othering’ and separatist identity making
• Social change and identity politics in international comparison
• Transnational mobilization of identity
Scholars are invited to propose panels which promise new insights and fresh ideas based on empirical as well as theoretically grounded research.

Chair: Viktoria Kaina (University of Hagen, Germany)

Co-chair: Ireneusz P. Karolewski (The Willy Brandt Center, University of Wroclaw, Poland)

The call for panels and papers opens at December 2 and closes at February 16 (midnight GMT). Please find more information on the ECPR’s conference website [external link]

New Lecture series on the “Challenges of pluralism”.

Our SG-Member Daniela Heimpel and Saaz Taher from the University of Montréal are organizing a series of lectures in political philosophy on the “Challenges of pluralism”.

Daniela Heimpel (member of our standing group) and Saaz Taher from the University of Montréal are organizing a series of lectures in political philosophy on the “Challenges of pluralism”. The lecture series is composed of six academic conferences, each featuring two to three leading international researchers from Europe, the U.S. and Canada. One of the main objectives is to enrich research on pluralism and to encourage debates on issues related to moral, philosophical and religious diversity that are observable across diverse democratic societies. The project will address discussions around different types of pluralism – national, cultural, religious, gender, etc. – and within different contexts (Canada / Quebec – Europe – United States). To deal with diversity questions as global challenges, political measures and normative philosophical approaches will be tackled and compared.

All lectures will take place between October 2014 and March 2015 at the University of Montreal. They are open to the public, there is no registration fee. As all conferences are planned to be recorded, interested academics from outside Montreal will have the opportunity to benefit from the initiative (Website will follow).

Full programme [pdf] [external link]

More information: https://www.facebook.com/cyclepluralisme [external link]

New Steering Committee elected

At a Standing Group Meeting during the 8th General Conference of the ECPR in Glasgow (September 3-6 2014), a new Steering Committee of our Standing Group was elected.

At a Standing Group Meeting during the 8th General Conference of the ECPR in Glasgow (September 3-6 2014), a new Steering Committee of our Standing Group was elected. For an election period of three years, Viktoria Kaina and Pawel Karolewski will act as convenors, Sebastian Kuhn as Secretary and Jochen Roose as Treasurer.

More information can be found here.

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Workshop at the ECPR Joint Sessions in Warsaw 2015

The Workshop "Comparative Approaches to Identity Change: Macro, Meso and Micro Perspectives" by our SG-Members Jennifer Todd and Bahar Rumelili has been accepted as part of the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2015.

Identity is a valuable yet highly contested concept in social sciences. It is premised on self-understandings but conditioned by the representations of others and collective categories. It is constructed, but not at will. While changes in collective categories of identity are often at the core of social and political transformation, the processes of identity change have not been subjected to systematic inquiry. Within political science and international relations, alternative accounts and explanations of identity change can be found in diverse fields such as conflict resolution, Europeanisation, socio-political mobilisation, ethnic studies, migration studies, boundary analysis, feminist/queer theory, and foreign policy analysis. The main objective of this Workshop is to establish a dialogue between these discrete accounts of identity change with the ultimate aim of identifying common dynamics and processes. The Workshop aims to produce added value by creating a sustained discussion between scholars who take different approaches to identity change, in different cases and comparisons, and to suggest ways in which more systematic comparative research on this difficult but important area can be developed.

More information can be found on the ECPR website [external link].

ECPR General Conference: Three panels at the 8th ECPR General Conference 2014 at Glasgow

Three panel proposals by our SG-Members Viktoria Kaina, Markus Tausendpfund, Jochen Roose and Sebastian Kuhn have been accepted as part of the Academic Programme for the ECPR General Conference 2014:

  1. Identity, Political Action and the Changing Style of Citizen Politics in the Digital Age (Chair: Viktoria Kaina, University of Hagen; Co-Chair: Sophia Schubert, Free University Berlin)
  2. Does identity really effect political behaviour and, if so, does it matter? How does both collective and individual identity impact political action? How are identity issues linked to citizen politics in the digital age? How does collective identity fragmentation influence the moral underpinnings of social cohesion and civic-ness? The panel collect the most promising submitted papers which deal with these questions. They are based on empirical data from Russia, Tunesia, Lithuania, Turkey and both the European Value Survey and the World Value Survey. Accordingly, the contributions could enrich our knowledge about the matter at hand with insights from established, young, fledging and would-be democracies.

  3. Identity, local politics and local democracy (Chair: Markus Tausendpfund, University of Hagen; Co-Chair: Angelika Vetter, University of Stuttgart)
  4. The panel focuses on the origins and consequences of identity at the local level. By local identity we mean an individual’s attachment to his or her municipality of residence. Local identity is considered as an important requirement for other attitudes towards politics as well as individual civic and political engagement. Only those people who feel attached to their community and identify with their place of residence develop curiosity for social and political events. The contributions will discuss a broad range of theoretical and especially empirical approaches.

  5. Measuring identity at the micro-level (Chair: Jochen Roose, Free University Berlin; Co-Chair: Sebastian Kuhn, University of Hagen)
  6. Capturing identity at the micro level appears to be so difficult, that many researchers stay away from the concept. This, however, bears the risk of leaving highly relevant research questions unexplored. Therefore, the panel focuses on the question of how identity can be measured at the micro level. The contributions to the panel include innovative qualitative as well as quantitative approaches for direct and indirect measurement.

ECPR General Conference 2014

[31-03-2014]

Meet us at the 8th ECPR General Conference in Glasgow!

Our Standing Group will be represented at the 8th ECPR General Conference in Glasgow [external link]. Viktoria Kaina (chair) and Ireneusz P. Karolewski (co-chair) successfully proposed the Section “Identity and Political Behaviour”. In sum, the section attracted 6 Panel and 74 Paper proposals.

In addition, our SG member Matthew Loveless will chair a Section (together with Sonja Zmerli) entitled “Political (Dis)Engagement: Inequality as a Challenge to Democracy”.

Call for Papers: „Identity, local politics and local democracy”

[02-01-2014]

PD Dr. Angelika Vetter (University of Stuttgart) and Dr. Markus Tausendpfund (University of Hagen) are currently organizing a panel on „Identity, local politics and local democracy“ (Standing Group of Identity) for the next ECPR General Conference 2014 in Glasgow.

Collective identities have increasingly attracted the attention of scholars from nearly all sub-disciplines of political science. Yet, we still know far too little about the origins of identity on the one hand and how identity issues are linked to the micro-dimension and subjective underpinnings of politics, especially citizens’ political orientations and behavior on the other hand.

Within the section “Identity and Political Behaviour” at the ECPR General Conference 2014 in Glasgow (3-6 September 2014) the panel “Identity, local politics and local democracy” will focus on the origins and consequences of identity at the local level. Municipal identity is considered as an important requirement for other attitudes towards politics as well as individual civic and political engagement. Therefore, we welcome contributions with a focus on the effects of (local) identity on political orientations and political behavior as well as contributions trying to explain levels of local identity. Furthermore, we are particularly interested in the following research questions:

  • Does local identity have any impacts on local preferences and/or local political behavior?
  • How and why does (local) identity have an impact on political orientations and political behavior?
  • Does (local) identity affect turnout or electoral behavior?
  • Are there different effects from identity on attitudes and behavior comparing local and national politics?
  • What are the origins of local identity?
  • How does local identity affect national or even European identity?

We invite contributions from a broad range of theoretical and especially empirical approaches. As such, we welcome papers based on survey or experimental data, case studies, and comparative research. Paper abstracts (max. 150 words) for the panel should be submitted until January 31, 2014 at the latest. Please send the abstracts via email to Angelika Vetter or Markus Tausendpfund. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.

PD Dr. Angelika Vetter, University of Stuttgart, angelika.vetter@sowi.uni-stuttgart.de

Dr. Markus Tausendpfund, University of Hagen, Markus.Tausendpfund@fernuni-hagen.de

Political (Dis)Engagement: Inequality as a Challenge to Democracy

[29-12-2013]

Matt Loveless and Sonja Zmerli chair a section entitled “Political (Dis)Engagement: Inequality as a Challenge to Democracy” at the ECPR’S 8th General Conference at Glasgow, 3-6 September 2014 Scholars are invited to propose panels and papers! For more information, please visit the ECPR’s conference website [external Link].

Section proposal „Identity and Political Behaviour” accepted

[28-12-2013]

Section proposal “Identity and Political Behaviour” has been accepted as part of the Academic Programme for the ECPR’S 8th General Conference at Glasgow, 3-6 September 2014.

Section proposal “Identity and Political Behaviour” has been accepted as part of the Academic Programme for the ECPR’S 8th General Conference at Glasgow, 3-6 September 2014

Abstract:

While collective identities have increasingly attracted the attention of scholars from nearly all sub-disciplines of political science, we still know far too little about how identity issues are linked to the micro-dimension and subjective underpinnings of politics, especially citizens’ political orientations and behaviour. Does identity really affect political behaviour and, if so, does it matter? How does top-down identity building by political entrepreneurs and societal elites influence citizens’ attitudes and value orientations? How does both collective and individual identity impact political action? Does the fragmentation and politicisation of collective identities increasingly result in a de-institutionalisation of societal conflict resolution?

Based on the scholarly network of the ECPR Standing Group ‘Identity’, the section will focus on the significance of individual, social and political identities for political behaviour in eight main areas. All the chairs and co-chairs are confirmed.

  • Identity, political action and the changing style of citizen politics (Chair: Dieter Fuchs, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Identity, contentious politics and political protest (Chair: Akil N. Awan, University of London; UK)
  • Identity, local politics and communal democracy (Chair: Markus Tausendpfund, University of Hagen, Germany; Co-chair: Angelika Vetter, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Identity Politics: Psychology, Physiology and Behaviour (Chair: Laura Cram, University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Identity and the politics of emotions (Chair: Liah Greenfeld, Boston University, USA)
  • Identity technologies, group definition and beliefs of legitimacy (Chair: Ireneusz P. Karolewski, Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies, University of Wroclav, Poland; Co-chair: Soetkin Verhagen, University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Identity politics and the clash of values (Chair: Jennifer Todd, University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Measuring identity at the micro-level of analysis (Chair: Jochen Roose, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany; Co-chair: Sebastian Kuhn, University of Hagen, Germany)

Scholars are invited to propose panels which promise new insights and fresh ideas based on empirical as well as theoretically grounded research. A call for full panels and individual papers will be open between 02 December 2013 - 15 February 2014. For more information, please visit the ECPR’s conference website [external link].

Chair: Viktoria Kaina (University of Hagen, Germany)

Co-chair: Ireneusz P. Karolewski (The Willy Brandt Center, University of Wroclaw, Poland)

New Project: Physiology, Identity and Behaviour: A Neuropolitical Perspective

[23-12-2013]

A new research project on ‘Physiology, Identity and Behaviour: A Neuropolitical Perspective’ will be chaired by Laura Cram (University of Edinburgh) as Principal Investigator, and she will be joined by Research Fellow Victor Olivieri (University of Florida). The project has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Transformative Research Scheme for the duration of Sep 2013 – Mar 2015.

A new research project on ‘Physiology, Identity and Behaviour: A Neuropolitical Perspective’ will be chaired by Laura Cram (University of Edinburgh) as Principal Investigator, and she will be joined by Research Fellow Victor Olivieri (University of Florida). The project has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Transformative Research Scheme for the duration of Sep 2013 – Mar 2015.

The project builds on Cram’s previous projects which use experimental approaches to gain insights into the implicit dimension of identity or ‘banal Europeanism’ in the EU context. This transformative study explores the relationship between our expressed or stated identities, 'what we say', and our revealed or observed responses to identity triggers, 'what we do'. Hormonal testing and fMRI brain imaging are used to provide new insights into old questions about the nature of identity and its effects on public attitudes and behaviours. The aim of the project is to develop a transformative neuropolitics approach to the study of identity in multi-level polities.

A second post-doctoral position will be available in Year 2 for a researcher to work on the brain imaging (fMRI) strand of the project. The wider research team will include psychologists, medical imagers and cognitive neuroscientists. PhD candidates interesting in pursuing research in this field are encouraged to contact laura.cram@ed.ac.uk.

Alexander L. George Award

[22-12-2013]

The Standing Group is pleased to announce that Richard Ned Lebow’s recent book, The Politics and Ethics of Identity: In Search of Ourselves (2012), just won the Alexander L. George Award of the International Society of Political Psychology [external Link] for best book of the year!

YSS Update

[20-12-2013]

The Young Scholars School on “European Identity: Concepts – Research Methods – Evidence”, which has taken place from March 17-23 at the FSU Jena, was very successful. Visit the updated YSS website [external Link] to get the most recent information about the key results of the YSS, the sessions (videos), and the participants’ evaluation.lications.

YSS Update

[20-12-2013]

The Young Scholars School on “European Identity: Concepts – Research Methods – Evidence”, which has taken place from March 17-23 at the FSU Jena, was very successful. Visit the updated YSS website [external Link] to get the most recent information about the key results of the YSS, the sessions (videos), and the participants’ evaluation.lications.

Updated: How to become a member of the Standing Group?

[19-12-2013]

We welcome new members dealing with questions of identity in their research. To become a member of our Standing Group please fill in this form [external Link] and send it to identity@uni-jena.de. Please include a brief CV and a list of publications.

Call for RECODE Summer School 2013

[04-02-2013]

The Challenge of Complex Diversity: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Europe and Canada. RECODE Summer School, University College Dublin, 10th to 14thJune 2013.

The Challenge of Complex Diversity: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Europe and Canada

RECODE Summer School, University College Dublin, 10th to 14thJune 2013

Applications are invited from doctoral research students to participate in a week-long summer school organized by the RECODE research networking programme, funded by the European Science Foundation, and hosted by the Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, from 10thto 14thJune 2013. Successful applicants will receive an award covering travel costs and accommodation.

RECODE, an interdisciplinary, comparative research programme, aims to explore to what extent the processes of transnationalisation, migration, religious mobilisation and cultural differentiation entail a new configuration of social conflict in post-industrial societies (see http://www.recode.fi/ [external Link]).The summer school will examine the challenge of complex diversity, through theoretical and empirical perspectives from Europe and Canada. The week long programme will consist of lectures and seminars on the following four thematic areas covered by the RECODE network: (1) Linguistic diversity; (2) De-territorialized diversity; (3) Religious diversity; (4) Solidarity beyond the nation-state.

Participating lecturers and seminar leaders include: Gianni D’Amato (University of Neuchâtel), Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Florence), Anette Borchorst (Aalborg University), Susanne Brauer (Paulus-Akademie Zürich), Linda Cardinal (University of Ottawa), John Erik Fossum (University of Oslo), Alain Gagnon (UQAM), François Grin (University of Geneva), Riva Kastoryano (CNRS-CERI-Sciences Po, Paris), Peter A. Kraus (University of Augsburg), Jocelyn Maclure (Laval University), Michel Seymour (U. Montréal), Birte Siim (Aalborg University).

Meeting Program Young Scholars School

[03-02-2013]

The meeting program of the Young Scholars School "European Identitiy" is now largely fixed and can be found in the Young Schoolar School Section of this website [external Link].

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