Saturday, June 30, 2012

2nd Global Conference: Queer Sexualities


2nd Global Conference: Queer Sexualities
11th to 13th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:
Following the success of the inaugural conference for this project, we are pleased to announce a second conference, to be held in Sydney in February 2013. Our first conference saw global representation from a variety of areas of study, including sociological studies, queer literary studies, queer art, music, performativity and identity. This conference aims to extend that interdisciplinary dialogue and gather voices from underrepresented areas of the globe. 20 years since the reclamation of the word 'queer' by the LGBTQIA community, this conference would like to take a closer look at broad themes of queer sexualities through time and space, non-normative sexual constructions, and queer sexual identities from a diverse range of perspectives by scholars working in various academic disciplines. Yet our meaning of the word queer is not limited to non-mainstream sexuality, as we opt for inclusion of 'unusual' heterosexual practices into the 'queer domain' in order not to discriminate but understand, include and accept.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on any aspect of Queer or LGBTQIA Studies, including issues related to the following themes:

1. Queer space, place, time and visibility: queer geographies, queer spaces, queer places, queer venues, queering institutions, queering language practices, occupation of space, heteronormative practice in space/place, queer globalization, queer futurity, queer temporalities

2. Queer being and identities: LGBTQIA identities, queer bodies, queer embodiment, queering age, queer intersectionality, queer race, queer class, queer disability, queer performativity, queer subjectivity, queer bioethics

3. Queer emotions and feelings: queer families, queer bonds/bonding/legacies, LGBTIQIA parenting, public vs. private feelings, affective economies

4. Queer theories and theoretical approaches: queer theory, gender studies, straight queer theory, sexuality studies, disability studies, queer postcolonial theory, queer ecocriticism, queer critical whiteness studies, queer race studies, queer multiculturalism, queering ethnicities, queer epistemologies, queer pedagogies, etc.

5. Queer Arts: queer art, queer architecture, queer media, queer film, queer TV, queerotica/queerporn, queer music, queer performances (not performativity), queer literature, queer speech/language/linguistics, queering museums/galleries/archives

6. Queer histories and social scientific studies: history, historiography, historical shapings of queer, queer shaping of history, queering history, queer sociological and anthropological studies, queering religion, etc.

7. Queer politics and crisis: Movements, activism, advocacy, politics, emancipation, pride, liberation, queer hate, oppressive queer societies and states, queer social reform, homonationalism, biopolitics, queer secularity, queering ethics, queertopias, politics of gender, representations and resistances of non-normative corporeality

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers and presentations will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts or presentation proposals should be submitted by Friday 14th September 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper, if appropriate, should be submitted by Friday 23rd November 2012.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts or presentation proposals should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.
E-mails should be entitled: QS2 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Anne-Marie Cook and Rob Fisher: qs2@inter-disciplinary.net
Gregory Luke Chwala: chwala.luke@gmail.com

The conference is part of the At the Interface programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

Enquiries: qs2@inter-disciplinary.net
Web address: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/gender-and-sexuality/queer-sexualities/call-for-papers/
Sponsored by: Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Upcoming conferences in Economics as on 30/6/2012

Upcoming Conferences in Economics

International Conference on Marketing - from information to decision

Dates: Friday, October 26, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012
Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Venue: Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Economics and Business administration
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The Role of Private Equity in the US Economy

Dates: Friday, October 12, 2012 - Friday, October 12, 2012
Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Venue: NYU Stern School of Business Henry Kaufman Management Center 44 West 4th Street (at Greene Street) New York, NY 10012
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Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice

Dates: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Friday, May 31, 2013
Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Venue: University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa
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International Conference on the Global Financial Crisis: European Financial Markets and Institutions

Dates: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Friday, April 26, 2013
Submission deadline: Friday, November 09, 2012
Venue: University of Southampton, University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ UK
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Fourth Joint BIS/ECB/World Bank Public Investors Conference

Dates: Monday, December 03, 2012 - Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Submission deadline: Friday, August 31, 2012
Venue: World Bank, Washington DC
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ARCHTHEO 12


ARCHTHEO '12
31st October to 3rd November 2012
Istanbul, Turkey

ARCHTHEO '12 will focus on House and Home to discuss the relationship of human being and space. All presentations will be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number.

Enquiries: info@archtheoconference.net
Web address: http://www.archtheoconference.net
Sponsored by: DAKAM

ICIBSoS 2012

It is a pleasure to invite you to submit your Research Paper and Industrial Demonstration into International Congress on Interdisciplinary Business and Social Sciences  2012 [ICIBSoS 2012].
ICIBSoS 2012 (http://icibsos.org/ ) will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 01 – 02 December 2012.
Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and well known as the International destination for tourist, shopping and business http://www.jakarta-tourism.go.id/ 

The Congress proceedings will be published by Elsevier in Journal of Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences and will be indexing in SCOPUS and ScienceDirect http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/718288/description#description


The important dates for the congress as follow:

Last Date of Paper Submission       : 25 July 2012
Paper Acceptance Notification       : 28 August 2012
Last Date of Camera Ready Paper     : 20 September 2012
Paper Registration                  : 20 September 2012
Conference Date              : 1-2 December 2012


Congress scopes:
* Business & Management Topic Areas: In General.
* Marketing Themes
* Entrepreneurship &  Small Businesses Themes.
* Human Resource Management
* Information System
* International Business Themes
* Performance Management Themes
* Public Sector Management Themes
* Strategic Management Themes
* Supply Chain Management Themes
* Tourism & Leisure Themes
* Service Management Themes
* Management In The Global Economy Themes
* Organizational Culture Themes
* E-Business And E-Technology Management Themes
* Global Economy & Globalization Themes
* Global Financial Markets & Services Themes
* International Marketing & Brand Management Themes
* International Management Themes
* Service Businesses In A Global Economy Themes
* Economics Topic Areas: In General
* Game Theory And Bargaining Theory Themes
* Income Distribution And Poverty Themes
* Analysis Of Collective Decision-Making Themes
* Prices, Business Fluctuations, And Cycles Themes
* Monetary Economics Themes
* International Economics Themes
* International Finance Themes
* Financial Economics Themes
* Public Economics & Public Finance Themes
* Law And Economics Themes
* Sociology
* Anthropology
* Politics
* History
* Philosophy
* Psychology
* Literature & Linguistics

Please visit http://icibsos.org/ for paper submission guidelines.

For any enquires please send your emails to icibsosconf@gmail.com, icibsos2012@jibes.ac.id

Please visit ICIBSOS 2012  website for more information in http://icibsos.org/

Looking forward with your participation in ICIBSOS 2012

Sincerely yours

ICIBSoS 2012 Committee

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Call for papers (Socio-Legal Review)

Dear Sir/Madam,


Socio-Legal Review

Call for Submissions


The Socio-Legal Review welcomes contributions for its ninth volume to be released in 2013.


About the Journal


The Socio-Legal Review (SLR) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by the Law and Society Committee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. SLR aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages students and scholars to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface of law and society. The Journal thus features guest articles by eminent scholars as well as student essays, providing an interface for the two communities to interact. From 2012, SLR has become a biannual publication from an annual publication.


The Journal subscribes to an expansive view on the interpretation of "law and society" thereby keeping its criteria for contributions simply that of high academic merit, as long as there is a perceivable link. This would include not just writing about the role played by law in social change, or the role played by social dynamics in the formulation and implementation of law, but also writing that simply takes cognizance of legal institutions/institutions of governance/administration, power structures in social commentary, and so on. Through this effort, the Journal also hopes to fill the lacunae relating to academic debate on socio-legal matters among law students.


SLR has been listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and has been uploaded on Westlaw and HeinOnline. It was supported by the Modern Law Review for three years since its inception.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
1. All contributions submitted to the Journal should be original and should not be simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere.

2. The Editorial Board has refrained from imposing a theme. A submission is welcome as long as it fits within the general mandate of the Journal, as outlined above.
a. Contributions should be mailed only in a soft copy to slr@nls.ac.in, the subject of the mail being 'Submission for 2013 Volume'. Biographical information is to be provided in a removable title page.
b. The Journal is accepting contributions for Articles and Short Articles. With reference to Articles, contributions should not ordinarily exceed 8000 words. With reference to Short Articles, contributions should not ordinarily exceed 5000 words. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject without review manuscripts that exceed the word limit substantially.
c. The Journal also accepts Book Reviews and Notes from the Field. The latter includes shorter pieces designed to provide a glimpse into a new legal strategy, political initiative or advocacy technique applied in the field, a current problem or obstacle faced in, legal reform or development work, or a new issue that has not yet received much attention and needs to be brought to light. Contributions should not exceed 3000 words.
d. The last date for submission for the first issue is November 1st, 2012, and the last date for submission for the second issue is March 1st, 2013.  Submissions may, nevertheless, be made after these dates.  They will be considered for publication in the issue to follow.
e. All submissions are to be made via e-mail as .doc or .docx documents.
f. SLR follows the Harvard Blue Book – A Uniform System of Citation (19th edn.) style of referencing. Contributors are requested to comply with the same.
3. For any clarifications, please mail us at slr@nls.ac.in

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Course and Conference Announcements as on 28/7/2012


U P C O M I N G  D E A D L I N E S:
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MA Development Studies (Economics of Development Major)
International Institute of Social Studies - Erasmus University Rotterdam
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/6981


Scholarships for MSc in Economics
University of St Andrews
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10132


A new global financial architecture in the aftermath of the crisis: A European view
Radein / South Tyrol, Italy
from February 10, 2013 to February 17, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: June 30, 2012
JEL classification(s): E, F, G
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/9120


International Conference: "Intra-European Imbalances, Global Imbalances, International Banking, and International Financial Stability"
Berlin, Germany
from September 17, 2012 to September 18, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 1, 2012
JEL classification(s): E, F, G
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/9648


ABSRC 2012 OLBIA - Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference
Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
from September 5, 2012 to September 7, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 12, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/9680


Call for Papers MsM Annual Research Conference 2012. Our Youth: Conflict or Prosperity? Management and Entrepreneurship: Challenges for Social Sustainability
Maastricht, Netherlands
from September 4, 2012 to September 4, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 21, 2012
JEL classification(s): F, O
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10036


SEEK Workshop on Corporate Philanthropy
Mannheim, Germany
from September 13, 2012 to September 14, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 16, 2012
JEL classification(s): D, H, M, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10215


CESifo Economic Studies and UCLS Conference on Families, Children and Human Capital Formation
Munich, Germany
from October 19, 2012 to October 20, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, D, H, I
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10388



N E W   C O U R S E S :
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MA Development Studies (Economics of Development Major)
 @ International Institute of Social Studies - Erasmus University Rotterdam
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/6981


Introduction to Econometric Production Analysis with R
 @ Intituto Politecnico de Bragança
JEL classification(s): C, D, O, Q
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10426



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The Oxford Summer School takes place 7-14 July 2012.
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Workshop: An Introduction to Measuring Efficiency in Public Sector Organisations: analytical techniques and policy
 @ Centre for Health Economics, University of York
JEL classification(s): A, C, H, I
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10399


Graduate School of Decision Sciences - University of Konstanz
 @ University of Konstanz
JEL classification(s): C, D, E, F, G, H
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10412


Maastricht Summer School: Financial Derivatives & Real Options
 @ Maastricht University
JEL classification(s): G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10395


PhD Programme in Economics and Finance
 @ University of Luxembourg
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, R
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/8626


Competition and Market Regulation Master Program
 @ Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
JEL classification(s): F, J, L, M, O, R
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/8776



N E W   C O N F E R E N C E S :
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2nd MoFiR Workshop on Banking
Ancona, Italy
from March 7, 2013 to March 8, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: October 30, 2012
JEL classification(s): D, E, F, G, L
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10431


CESifo 6th Workshop on Political Economy
Dresden, Germany
from December 7, 2012 to December 8, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: October 19, 2012
JEL classification(s): D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, O, Q, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10423


Business & Economics Society International Conference, July 6-9, 2013
Monte Carlo, Monaco
from July 6, 2013 to July 9, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: March 15, 2013
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10421


2nd International Conference on HR ?Exploring Non-Linear Growth through HR Driven Strategies? at Institute of Management Studies, Noida (Delhi-NCR, India)Institute
Noida, India
from October 12, 2012 to October 13, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: August 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10419


Australasian Public Choice Conference
Hobart, Australia
from December 10, 2012 to December 11, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: September 3, 2012
JEL classification(s): H
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10415


Ronald Coase Institute: Workshop on Institutional Analysis
Santiago, Chile
from December 9, 2012 to December 15, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 20, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, D, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10409


International scientific conference MIGRATION AND LABOUR MARKET Call for abstracts
Krushevo, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
from October 19, 2012 to October 20, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: September 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): J, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10407


INTEGRATION ET DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUES
Hammamet, Tunisia
from October 12, 2012 to October 13, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): F, Q
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10394


INTEGRATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Hammamet, Tunisia
from October 12, 2012 to October 13, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): F, Q
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10392


CESifo Economic Studies and UCLS Conference on Families, Children and Human Capital Formation
Munich, Germany
from October 19, 2012 to October 20, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, D, H, I
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10388


Applied Microeconometrics and Public Policy
Galway, Ireland
from July 3, 2012 to July 3, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: March 30, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, D, H, I, J, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10379


"Future mobility. Theoretical, empirical and political aspects of the first stage of electric mobility evolution"
Bremen, Germany
from November 29, 2012 to November 30, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: August 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): O, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10378


1st International Conference "Accounting and Auditing Perspectives"
Timisoara, Romania
from November 29, 2012 to November 30, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: September 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): M
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10377


Macroeconometric Workshop
Berlin, Germany
from November 30, 2012 to December 1, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: October 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): C, E, F, G, O
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10372


International Conference on Religious Tourism and Tolerance
Konya, Turkey
from May 9, 2013 to May 12, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: September 30, 2012
JEL classification(s): D, E, M, O, Q, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10371


International Conference on Global Economy, Policy challenges & Market Responses? University of London?, Convened by Centre for the Study of Advanced and Emerging Markets in collaboration with the ?European Economics and Financial Centre
London, United Kingdom
from September 17, 2012 to September 17, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: September 10, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, C, E, F, G, H, J, M, O, P, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10368


Centre for Business Taxation Annual Doctoral Meeting
Oxford, United Kingdom
from September 17, 2012 to September 18, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: July 1, 2012
JEL classification(s): H
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10366


3rd Annual International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research  (QQE 2013)
Bangkok, Thailand
from May 20, 2013 to May 21, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: November 23, 2012
JEL classification(s): A
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10364


3rd Annual International Conference on Accounting and Finance (AF 2013)
Singapore, Singapore
from May 20, 2013 to May 21, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: November 23, 2012
JEL classification(s): A
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10363


UECE Lisbon Meetings 2012: Game Theory and Applications
Lisbon, Portugal
from October 18, 2012 to October 20, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: August 1, 2012
JEL classification(s): C, D, F, H, I, J, L
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10360


Jornada Latinoamericana de Teoría Económica (JOLATE) XIII
Bogotá, Colombia
from October 26, 2012 to October 27, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: August 20, 2012
JEL classification(s): C, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, O, Q
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10355


14th INFER Annual Conference
Coimbra, Portugal
from May 10, 2012 to May 13, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: March 19, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7916

Job Openings as on 28/6/2012


U P C O M I N G  D E A D L I N E S:
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2 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/-innen
Universität Leipzig
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10257


Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
Chair in Public Finance, University of Munich (LMU)
JEL classification(s): E, H, J
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10137


Wissenschaftliche(n) Assistentin oder Assistenten
Swiss Institute of Empirical Economic Research - University of St. Gallen
JEL classification(s): D, H, I
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/9863


Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
RWTH Aachen University
JEL classification(s): C, E, J, K, L, P, R
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10093


PhD scholarships in Economics
Copenhagen Business School
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, Q, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10219


Economist (Micro/IO)
Euromonitor International
JEL classification(s): D
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10315


Macro Economist
Euromonitor International
JEL classification(s): E
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10316



N E W  J O B   O P E N I N G S :
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Junior Research Group Leaders (Postdocs), Environmental Economics and Policy
Heidelberg Center for the Environment, Heidelberg University
JEL classification(s): Q
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10433


Macroeconomist(s)
Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
JEL classification(s): C, E, G, H
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10424



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The Oxford Summer School takes place 7-14 July 2012.
More information here: http://www.inomics.com/node/8804
The Cambridge Summer School takes place 16-23 July 2012.
More information here: http://www.inomics.com/node/8806
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Research Assistant (Doctoral student)
Geneva School of Business Administration
JEL classification(s): A, Q
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10417


Two ESRC-funded PhD Studentships
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester
JEL classification(s): L, O, P
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10413


Wissenschaftliche/-n Mitarbeiter/-in (TV-L 13, 75%)
Universität Hohenheim, Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensfinanzierung
JEL classification(s): G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10401


Promotionsstipendien (Psychologie/Ökonomie) mit Anschluss an das Center for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Science (CEREB)
University of Erfurt
JEL classification(s): D, H, I, J
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10403


PhD Student Position in Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
JEL classification(s): O, P
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10405


Professor of Finance, with specialisation in Financial Economics (M/F).
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg
JEL classification(s): G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10397


PhD position in Agricultural and Development Economics
Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven - Department of Economics
JEL classification(s): D, O, Q
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10396


Junior Professorship (Assistant Professorship)
Universität Bremen - Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
JEL classification(s): M, P
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/9733


Post-Doctoral and Doctoral positions
IAB, Institute for Employment Research
JEL classification(s): C, F, J
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10381


Research Assistant/Assistant Lecturer
Univ. Tuebingen
JEL classification(s): N
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10390


Senior Lecturer
WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10362


Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiter (Lecturer)
University of Kaiserslautern
JEL classification(s): C, D, E, G, P
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10350


PhD student position in Political Science with specialization in Coalition research and Political economy, Sweden
Umea University
JEL classification(s): C, E, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10357


Professor
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/10359

Call for papers and invitation to Research Training,

AfricaLics Academy
Innovation and Development in Africa
Call for papers and invitation to Research Training, 
19th November – 30th November 2012, Moi University, Kenya
The purpose of the African Academy for Research Training on Innovation and Competence Building Systems (AfricaLics Academy) is to support the training of African Ph.D. students engaged in research on Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems for Development and stimulate their awareness of policy and management issues related to this field of research. 

The Academy aims at improving students' ability to undertake theoretically informed and policy-relevant empirical work on issues related with innovation in firms and societies, and its relationship with economic development.  The Academy will invite frontier researchers in innovation and development from around the world to provide lectures and mentor students. The topics of the lectures will cover specific issues within innovation studies and economic development as well as research methods and innovation policy. Particular attention will be given to topics directly relevant to African priorities. The on-going work of participants will be discussed and they will get feedback from senior scholars and from the other participants.

The list of invited international lecturers include: Abdelkader Djeflat (Algeria and France); 
Anthony Arundel (Canada);  Banji Oyeyinka (Kenya); Bengt-Åke Lundvall  (Denmark); 
Calestous Juma (USA); Fred Gault (Netherlands); Keun Lee (South Korea); Mammo Muchie 
(Ethiopia and Denmark); Martin Bell (United Kingdom); Rasigan Maharajh (South Africa).
Qualification requirements
To qualify for participation, the PhD student should fulfil the following requirements:
 Work explicitly on issues related to Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems in Africa
 Be able to present an original paper associated with his/her research work.
 Be at least in their second year of their doctoral studies. 

PhD students in their first year or master students who plan to join a PhD-program with the aim of carrying out  relevant research may apply and may be accepted for the Academy depending on the availability of space. Relevant experience  in  Science, Technology and Innovation policy making in Africa is preferable but not required.

Participants must submit an application with a paper summary (e.g. theory driven paper, progress report, empirical analysis or PhD proposal) of no more than 5 pages by August 15, 2012.  The paper should state the objectives, methodology, expected results and conclusions of the work. The paper summary, a CV and a recommendation letter from the 
supervisor or a senior scholar should be sent as email attachments to stpi@acts.or.ke
Relevant dates for participants
 Deadline for submission of student applications: 15 August 2012
 Deadline for letter of acceptance for students: 15 September 2012
Organisation
AfricaLics is part  of  the world-wide  Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (Globelics).  The AfricaLics Academy is jointly organized by the African Centre of Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya, and Moi University, Kenya with support from Globelics Secretariat, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Working Language
This first AfricaLics Academy at Moi University, Kenya, will have English as working language. The second AfricaLics Academy to take place in Algiers April 16-30 in 2013 will use French as main language.
Accommodation and travel costs
Access to the course activities is free and accommodation expenses including meals will be covered for all selected participants. We encourage applicants to apply to their host institution or projects for travel support before sending applications. Applications for travel expenses for participants unable to secure funding from their institutions will be considered. Students must specify in their application whether they will require funding, providing an estimate of the amount required for travel expenses. Participants from outside Africa are expected to pay their travel costs with funds from their own institutions. The organizers cannot provide upfront coverage of travel costs, but can only reimburse costs after the event and on the basis of proper documentation. 
Contact persons
 Faith Rono, ACTS (stpi@acts.or.ke; f.rono@acts.or.ke)
 N. K. Tuiyot, Moi University (dvcre@mu.ac.ke; nktuiyot@yahoo.com)
 Dr. Rasmus Lema, Globelics Secretariat, Aalborg University (lema@business.aau.dk)
Local Coordinators
 Dr. Anna Kingiri, ACTS (A.Kingiri@acts.or.ke)
 Prof. B. Weshitemi, Moi University (dvcre@mu.ac.ke)
Websites 
African Centre of Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya http://www.acts.or.ke
Moi University, Kenya http://www.mu.ac.ke

2012 Santiago, Chile workshop - apply by July 20

The Ronald Coase Institute
Santiago Workshop on Institutional Analysis
December 9-15, 2012    Santiago, Chile
Co-sponsored with Adolfo Ibáñez University
Apply by July 20, 2012
Attend this workshop to
   Hear established institutional scholars discuss research and strategies to formulate questions, design projects, present results, and draw conclusions.
  Present your own research and receive comments
− in a small group with faculty guidance 
− after revising, to the entire workshop, with formal discussants. 
Network closely with faculty and other young scholars who have an enduring interest in institutional analysis.  After the daily sessions, enjoy informal conversations with faculty and participants during delicious dinners. The workshop closes with a special event and gala dinner. Upon graduation become part of a worldwide scholarly network with alumni in 65 countries.

Who is eligible?
•  Postdoctoral social scientists - early in their careers 
•  Advanced graduate students - in economics, political science, management, law,and other social sciences.
Participants will be selected competitively on the basis of their research abstracts, CVs, and references. Admission will be limited to 26 participants at most.  The pace is intense.  
Participants must attend all sessions and give as well as receive feedback. 
How to apply (please follow instructions exactly)
E-mail a 1-page abstract - 350 words maximum - of a current research project 
of yours, plus a 1-page curriculum vitae, to workshop2012sc@coase.org.
Do this before the deadline: July 20, 2012.  
All materials must be in English, which is the language of the workshop.
•  Abstract (1 page - 350 words max)
   At the top, list the title, your name, and the number of words in the abstract.
   Any co-authors must be listed here.  (At most 1 person per research project can be 
   accepted.)  Work already published is not eligible.  Abstracts will be judged on the 
clarity and importance of the research question, and on their institutional focus.
   Projects with empirically testable implications are preferred.
•  CV (1 page - 1 side only)
   Include 1) your current professional status, 2) the academic degrees you have received, with university, year in which degree was received, and field of study, 3) your publications,    4) citizenship, 5) full date of birth, 6) country of residence, 7) contact information, 8) the names of two scholars familiar with you and your work who are willing to write a brief reference for you,  with their affiliations, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. (These two scholars cannot be  co-authors of your research project.)
•  E-mail   As your subject line, use Application for 2012 Santiago Workshop – yyy   (where yyy 
   is your surname).  Attach your abstract and CV as Microsoft Word .doc files only, 
using filenames yyy abstract.doc and yyy cv.doc (where yyy is your surname).
Costs
The cost of the workshop – tuition, meals, and housing - is $2500 USD. This does not include 
travel expenses. All participants must stay in workshop housing. 
•  Many fellowships will be awarded competitively to scholars for whom the workshop cost is a  hardship, to cover tuition, meals, and housing.  If you wish to be considered for a fellowship,  include a statement of your financial needs, explaining why you need the fellowship and whether other funding is available for you.  Attach it as a Microsoft Word .doc file,  using filename yyy fellowship request.doc (where yyy is your surname). 
  All participants are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.
Organizers
The workshop organizers are Mary Shirley (Ronald Coase Institute), Alexandra Benham (Ronald Coase 
Institute), and Jorge Fabrega (Adolfo Ibáñez University).
See http://www.coase.org for more information about the workshop and the Ronald Coase Institute

Global Conference on Education, Business, Engineering and Sciences (GCEBES 2012)



Global Conference on Education, Business, Engineering and Sciences (GCEBES 2012)
24th to 26th October 2012
Singapore, Singapore

(GCEBES 2012) is a multi-disciplinary research conference which will be held at the Marina Bay Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore on October 24-26, 2012. The conference is expected to convene delegates from over 75 countries.

Enquiries: singaporeconference@iamure.ph
Web address: http://iamure.ph
Sponsored by: International Association of Multidisciplinary Research

2nd Global Conference:Reframing Punishment: Opportunities and Problems (February 2013, Sydney, Australia)


2nd Global Conference:Reframing Punishment: Opportunities and Problems (February 2013, Sydney, Australia)
7th to 9th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:
What is Punishment? There are those who argue that it is a mechanism for managing deviance and deterring crime. Others argue that punishment is a method that balances care and restoration. While still others argue that it is a form of controlling behaviour and an effect of power. Research today is often focused on punishment in terms of offenders, the offence, the state and legal codification. Yet the French sociologist Durkheim maintained that rituals of punishment are not necessarily concerned with the criminal. He argued that punishment involved restructuring or making amends for a situation in a way that strengthened moral boundaries and demonstrated the group norm for ways of reasoning. The significance of this is that it rebuilds solidarity. More recently Smith (2008:13) has argued that 'we should understand the tie between punishment and the social not as primarily political or administrative but rather as revolving around signifiers of order and disorder, purity and pollution, the sacred and evil as well as ritualised and regulatory efforts to influence these.' Overall this suggests that the concept of Punishment is a site of contestation. Therefore the aim of this project is to thresh out different ways of understanding the complexity of shared understandings of punishment from a variety of perspectives, approaches and practitioner experiences. We encourage unique approaches to punishment in terms of boundary control, whether it is control of evil, the politically subversive, the economically disruptive, or punishment in pursuit of system stability or marginalisation of the liminal. Papers might also cover punishing issues relating to defining the contours of disgust, desire, dread, or the abject. They may even consider the operation and consequences of wrongdoing and various forms of societal/social punishment. Accordingly the project welcomes papers, work-in-progress and pre-formed panels from diverse areas of academic study, as well as practitioners. Presentations, papers, performances, reports and workshops are invited on issues broadly related, but not limited, to any of the following themes:

- Reframing Punishment and its understanding
- Abuses of Punishment
- Social Order, Disorder and Punishment
- Images, Art, Music and Penalties
- Ritual and Punishment
- Desire and Punishment (addiction, BDSM, modification, fashion, beauty)
- Punishment and Pain, Fear, Death, Shame, Forgiveness, Vengeance or Retribution
- Punishment in relation to Religion/spirituality and/or Transformation
- TV, Movies and Punishment
- Discipline, Punishment and Enforcement
- Punishment and Strategies of Control in everyday life or business
- Punishment, Education and/or the Family
- Literature and Punishment
- War and Punishment
- Punishment and Popular Culture
- Cultural approaches to Punishment
- Changing notions of Punishment Over time or in particular Historical Periods.
- Concepts used to Administer Punishment e.g. Proportionality, materiality
- Theories of punishment and deviants

Please note that presentations that deal with related themes will also be considered.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts or presentation proposals should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs by Friday 14th September 2012; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.
E-mails should be entitled: PUNISH2 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Joint Organising Chairs:

Shona Hill and Shilinka Smith: shs@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: punish2@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Persons programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

Enquiries: punish2@inter-disciplinary.net
Web address:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/reframing-punishment/reframing-punishment-2-call-for-presentations/
Sponsored by: Inter-Disciplinary.Net

International Conference on Social Sciences, Health and Environment (ICOSSHE 2012)


International Conference on Social Sciences, Health and Environment (ICOSSHE 2012)
24th to 26th September 2012
Bangkok, Thailand

ICOSSHE 2012 is one of the leading international scientific conferences that brings together social scientists, policy makers, social workers, students and professionals for disseminating research findings and publishing discipline specific journals

Enquiries: bangkokconference@iamure.ph
Web address: http://iamure.ph
Sponsored by: International Association of Multidisciplinary Research

Belgrade International Conference on Education


BICE 2012 âАУ Belgrade International Conference on Education
15-17 November 2012
Belgrade, Serbia
Website: http://www.biceducation.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization and Metropolitan University Belgrade

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce BICE 2012, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization (www.tomorrowpeople.org)

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in Education.

More specifically, it targets:

Scholars: Share your research, learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience.

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, educational development strategies and educational systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting educational development.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: This is a chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of permanent education in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Others: Anyone who is interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

Belgrade International Conference on Education will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field of education and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Adult Education, Arts Education, Anthropology and Education, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Systems and Policy, Educational Psychology, Environmental Education, Gender and Education, Guidance and Counseling, Health Education, Higher Education, History of Education, IT and Education, Language Education and Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Multicultural Issues in Education, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Quality in Education, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Research and Development, Rural Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sociology of Education, Special and Inclusive Education, Teacher Education, Values and Education, Vocational Education and Training, Other areas of Education

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a dedicated ISBN publication of BICE2012 Conference Proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Belgrade in November 2012, as one of our participants, coming from over 40 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

BICE2012 Organizing Committee
Email: conference@biceducation.org

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

1st Global Conference: Crisis and Opportunity (February 2013, Sydney, Australia)


1st Global Conference: Crisis and Opportunity (February 2013, Sydney, Australia)
7th to 9th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

The intention of this lively inaugural project is to bring together established and emerging international practitioners and theoreticians, philosophers and scientists, and writers, artists and performers who wish to share their ideas, experiential processes, practice, and research about crisis and opportunity.

A significant focus for the project is an annual conference which will provide valuable opportunities for new participants to become involved in the first of many thoughtful, unique, and creative dialogues with one another. In this engaging and responsive forum presenters are encouraged to share their discipline with enthusiasm and to foster new working relationships through the exploration, examination and discussion of their work with colleagues.

Initially, this project defines 'crisis' as an unstable, potentially dangerous situation, or event, which may impose difficult or extreme life changes or challenges. The term 'opportunity' here anticipates the effects and/or outcomes of pre-crisis preparation or interventions and post-crisis responsiveness and management. Thus, the effective management of crisis may, in part, depend upon the careful framing of opportunity as a useful resource and as a positive outcome.

This broadly focused project, therefore, encourages an examination of crisis and opportunity as both independent and interconnecting areas of scholarly and creative interest. Consequently, it is expected that participants will view crises and opportunities from multiple perspectives and in many socio-cultural contexts. These may include, but need not be limited to, specific disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, or systems perspectives that examine the management of, and exposure to, crisis events in international, organisational, group, and personal settings.

Participants in this project are encouraged to explore the notion that crises can provide opportunities for significant growth in areas of organisational management and planning, professional development and education, as well as those situations that influence psychological and spiritual well-being. Consequently, we warmly invite professional practitioners, educators, planners, theoreticians, artists, and writers to present and reflect upon their work in this key area of emerging research and practice.

Presentations, performances, papers, art-pieces, workshops, and pre-formed panels are invited on any of the following themes:

- The roles of crisis and opportunity in human development and across the life-span;
- The development of crisis theory;
- Case studies in crisis management and organisational change âАУ examining and balancing proactive and reactive strategies;
- Critical issues in the management of crisis;
- The relationship between crisis and opportunities âАУ crises that create opportunities, and opportunities that precipitate crises.
- Cultural perceptions of crisis and opportunity;
- Representations of crisis and opportunity in literature, the arts and in the media;
- Crisis, opportunity and psycho-spiritual development;
- Philosophical, ethical, and legal issues in crisis and opportunity;
- Learning from global crises and opportunities.

Please note that presentations that deal with related themes will also be considered.

It is our hope that a number of these interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dialogues will be ongoing and that ultimately a series of related cross context research projects will be developed. It is also anticipated that these will support and encourage the establishment of useful collaborative networks, and the development, presentation, and publication of research materials. Through such richness and diversity, it is expected that awareness for the work within and the links between crisis and opportunity will contribute to a body of knowledge that serves both individuals and organisations.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts or presentation proposals should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs by Friday 14th September 2012; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.
E-mails should be entitled: CRISIS Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Peter Bray: PBray@eit.ac.nz
Rob Fisher: crisis1@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Persons programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

Enquiries: crisis1@inter-disciplinary.net
Web address: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/crisis-and-opportunity/call-for-presentations/
Sponsored by: Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1st Global Conference: Hollywood and the World


1st Global Conference: Hollywood and the World
7th to 9th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:
The popularity in Western culture of all things Hollywood reflects the eternal fascination with the world of Hollywood cinema. This inter-disciplinary research conference seeks to explore issues of Hollywood films and their international influence across historical periods and within cultural, political and social contexts both in the US and abroad. We are also interested in exploring this cinema in personal experience and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical perspectives.

Seeking to encourage innovative inter-, multi- and post-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which illustrate both traditional and newer, under-explored directions into which the Hollywood film extends from its beginnings to contemporary offerings in North America and internationally. Potential categories include but are not limited to:

Presentations, performances, papers, art-pieces, workshops, and pre-formed panels are invited on any of the following themes:

- Silent cinema
- Hollywood history
- The major and minor studios
- Representations of minorities and ethnicities
- The Golden Era of Hollywood from 1930 to 1960
- Hollywood/International remakes and adaptations
- International Actors/Directors/Writers/Producers in Hollywood
- International co-productions
- Technologies
- Star studies
- Wartime cinema and propaganda
- American ideologies in Hollywood cinema
- Genre studies
- The rise of independent cinema
- Production histories
- Advertising, media representations and manipulations, and product licensure
- The 1940s 'Red Scare,' HUAC, and the blacklist
- Gender limitations, expectations, and liminalities
- LGBT representations
- Mise-en-scene in Hollywood films (to include music, art direction, costuming, etc.)
- Cinematography/cinematographers
- Red carpet fashion
- Economics of filmmaking (including but not limited to international/foreign trade agreements, quotas, tariffs, and historical elements such as vertical integration, distribution monopolies, etc.)
- Legal frameworks
- Hollywoodâ 셲 visions of the world vs. the world's visions of Hollywood
- Historical representations and reconfigurations
- Hollywood as simulacra
- Hollywood and tourism
- Hollywood and politics
- Hollywood and scandal, gossip, and resultant media
- Regulation and censorship
- Hollywood and nostalgia (i.e. recollections and representations)

Please note that presentations that deal with related themes will also be considered.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts or presentation proposals should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs by Friday 14th September 2012; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.
E-mails should be entitled: HW1 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Victoria Amador: vamador@aus.edu
Rob Fisher: hw1@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Diversity and Recognition programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

Enquiries: hw1@inter-disciplinary.net
Web address: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/hollywood-and-the-world/call-for-presentations/
Sponsored by: Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we
are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or
subsistence.

Information about UNCTAD course in Trade and Poverty



 
Thank You
Nitin Krishnan
For sharing this information


Monday, June 25, 2012

Faculty @ Bharatiar University

http://www.b-u.ac.in/Recruitmentfiles/1-mk_final.pdf

1st Global Conference: Protoscience, Health and Well-Being


1st Global Conference: Protoscience, Health and Well-Being
30th January to 1st February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:

The popular experiences of alternative healing, DIY and free and open source technology are everyday experiences of the contemporary individual. These experiences are being conceptualised by Fuller (2010) as 'anti-establishment science movements' which tacitly challenge the highly socially positioned 'scientific expert', the social agent of the establishment science. In the field of health, these movements are challenging the biomedical domination in the field. One of the responses to deal with the authority challenges has been the absorption of selective alternative healing practices (such as acupuncture, homeopathy) into the established health systems while reasserting the central place of biomedicine with continued usage of the referents 'alternative' and 'complementary'.

As agents of the 'anti-establishment science movements', 'lay' people become involved into everyday science and knowledge production, they become protoscientists. For example, blog discussion on the side-effects of a particular medicine/drug can be more personal, revealing and informative and can go beyond what an information leaflet or a clinician may offer. While blogging, the 'lay' person generates and exchanges knowledge with the other bloggers that may be useful for one's health. There is a paucity of literature depicting these movements as 'bottom up' challenges of establishment science literature. This kind of authority challenge has only marginally been considered by the 'establishment' science (for example: Fuller (2010)) and this conference will provide a platform for such consideration and discussion with specific focus on self-healing, health knowledge co-production and DIY treatments. This conference welcomes papers from various fields of study, such as social sciences, humanities, medical sciences and philosophy.

Presentations, papers, performances, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on any issues related to the following themes:

Alternative and self-healing practices beyond the relational milieu vis-à-vis a conventional/non-conventional medicine binary
The empowering effect of the free and open source technology vis-à-vis the status of the individual/the agent as knowledgeable agent in the field of health
Everyday science, self-healing and empowerment
The effect of the DIY practices on established health systems and peoples' personal lives
The embeddedness of protoscience in the everyday life
The responses of the 'challenged' biomedical establishment science
The consequences of the anti-establishment science movements for economic relations determining the health care industry
Discussion of the relevance of these movements in relation to the existent theories of power
Critical assessment of the knowledge 'anarchy' and how the 'non-expert' knowledge informs the prevailing health science
Philosophical underpinnings of protoscience as everyday science
The relevance of the historical and socio-political context regarding what constitutes 'mainstream' in the health sector

We actively encourage participation from practitioners and non-academics with an interest in the topic as well as pre-formed three paper panels

What to Send:
300 word abstracts or presentation proposals should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs by 14th September 2012; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.
E-mails should be entitled: SCIENCE Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Irena Veljanova: I.Veljanova@uws.edu.au
Rob Fisher: 21science@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Ethos programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

Enquiries: 21science@inter-disciplinary.net
Web address: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/protoscience-health-and-well-being/call-for-presentations/
Sponsored by: Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Call for Papers-Social Work Chornicle -ISSN 2277 1395

The next theme for Social Work Chronicle is " Issues and Challenges of Social Work Eductaion and Profession"

Literary Contributions are invited under the following theme

Sub themes

1. Issues and challenges of Social Group Work in india
2. Issues and challenges of Social Case Work in India
3. Issues and Challenges of Community Organization in Social Work in India
4. Issues and Challenges of Social Action in India
5. Issues and Challenges of Social Work Research in India
6. Issues and Challenges of Social Welfare Administration in India
7. Issues and Challenges for professionalisation of social work in India
8. Developing social work literature
9. Challenges in Employment in the field of Social Work and
10. Other relevant and suitable issues under the forementioned broad themes

Last Date 30th November 2012

Send in your contributions to editorswc@gmail.com
--
Subhashree Sanyal

Managing Editor

Social Work Chornicle

New Delhi,India

Fwd: International Conference on Higher Education and Economic Development



International Conference on Higher Education and Economic Development
3 to 5 September 2012
Pointes-aux-Piments, Mauritius

The Tertiary Education Commission, Mauritius is organising its second international Conference entitled 'Higher Education and Economic Development'. The objective is to address new paradigms in higher education: knowledge economy, skill gap, linkages with the world of work and contemporary issues in tertiary education.

Please note that the keynote address on the role of tertiary education in economic and social development and the new challenges faced by tertiary education systems in developing economies will be delivered by Dr Jamil Salmi, former World Bank Tertiary Education Coordinator and author of 'Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities' and 'The Road to Academic Excellence: the Making of World-Class Research Universities'. Other speakers include Prof Manuel Castells, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern
California, USA, Dr Nico Cloete, Director of the Council for Higher Education and Transformation, Republic of South Africa and Prof Pundy Pillay, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the Graduate School for Public and Development Management, Witwaterstrand University, Republic of South Africa.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 May 2012.

Enquiries: secretariatteconf@tec.mu
Web address: http://www.tec.mu/heedconf2012.php
Sponsored by: Tertiary Education Commission

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fwd: 1st Global Conference: Connectivity in the 21st Century


1st Global Conference
Connectivity in the 21st Century

Sunday 4th November âАУ Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Presentations:

Across many research disciplines and practitioner based institutions
such as aeronautics, space travel design, religious studies, cognitive
science, digital gaming, architecture, philosophy, business, business
leadership and management, educational leadership and management,
outdoor education, adventure therapy, school based education and
childhood growth and development, the concept of 'connectivity' has
begun to surface as a critical issue. Connectivity is defined as "a
sense of being a part of something larger than oneself. It is a sense of
belonging, or a sense of accompaniment. It is that feeling in your bones
that you are not alone" (Hallowell 1992). Enlarging on this notion,
Lerner (2010) believed it is the means by which people 'fit' into the
world around them. In other words they gain 'a sense of self' and
identity by actively working on "enhancing their connectedness to
others." With the exponential creation of technological networks and
avenues, humanity has on the one hand developed more opportunities to
connect to one another in ways never thought possible, while at the same
time there has been an increase of people expressing a deep sense of
disconnection to those around them. "Human beings have a powerful need
for connectedness" (Lee and Robbins, 2000). We appear to be at a cross
roads to develop our sense of connectivity to bridge the gap between the
perceived social, superficial 'connectedness' to a deeper sense of
intimacy. Therefore, 'connectivity' has come to be an overarching
spectrum that deals with how people connect within the coterie of the
family, social emotional frameworks within friendship and community
groups, and means of connecting across the globe through social media.
Given the physiological, psychological and socio-emotional concerns and
pressures humans face in this current era, this project seeks to give
research and practical voice to what it means to define 'connectivity'.
It also aims to pull together how each discipline speaks to others as
the planet digitally shrinks but the spread of humanity continues
unabated with serious issues such as adolescent suicide, loneliness and
depression, all related to the notion of 'connectivity'.

Presentations, papers, artworks and performances could deal with, but
are not limited to the following focal areas and questions such as:

Connectivity and Social Media

- How have current issues such as the Facebook and Twitter 'Kony
2012', Arab Spring revolution, Japanese tsunami discussions developed a
sense of connectivity?
- What do these phenomenon reveal about current needs to connect?
- Do these modes develop genuine engagement with others?
- How does social media connectivity engender a sense of wellbeing,
socio-global agency, and a more humanistic approach to problem solving?
- Does 'open access' software promote global awareness and change?
- How does the notion of 'open' universities increase humanities
sense of connectivity?
- Who are the new techno-rich and new techno-poor, and what does it
mean for global connectivity?

Connectivity and Gaming Communities

- Do gaming communities offer cross cultural learning and engagement?
- What are the various forms of obvious and unconscious learning
that global gaming develops?
- What new forms of literacy does global gaming require?

Connectivity and Social Emotional Intelligence

- What types of educational systems and ideologies support optimal
social emotional awareness?
- Where does social-emotional learning fit in an ever-increasing
global village?
- What role does resiliency play in deepening connectivity in
children, adolescents and adults?
- How can we develop systems of connectivity to ameliorate the
instances of effects of bullying in school and in social media outlets?
- How do we ensure 'connectivity' in the adolescent years?
- Where does the concept, and practices that lead to connectivity,
fit into the current school based curriculum?

Connectivity as a precept of wellbeing

- The definition of 'connectivity' for specific disciplines and how
this definition has arisen within specific research paradigms
- The diversity of nature of 'connectivity' forms within specific
cultures, or across cultures how these relate to the creation of
societal health
- How have the older forms of 'connectivity' narratives,
understanding and practices have migrated into new the digital age?
- Where, why and how the 21st century's concept of 'connectivity'
started, why it started where it ends in and amongst the current set of
discipline understandings and research?
- Where does sexuality fit into the concept of "connectivity"?
- Connectivity and the need for creativity and the creative process
- What is the intersection between cognitive, psychological and
psychological health and how this cross-section relates to a holistic
concept of 'connectivity'?
- Where does 'self', and the notion of identity fit with the idea of
connectivity?
- What forms of 'connectivity' need to be created so as to ensure
societal and individual wellbeing for the coming decades?
- How does 'service learning' create connectivity and wellbeing?

What to submit:
The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed
panel proposals. Presentations will also be considered on any related
theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 6th July 2012.
300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising
Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the
following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e)
body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: CN1 Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes
and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold,
italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned
for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this
publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals
submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should
assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace!
We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs:

Edie Lanphar: edie.lanphar@avondale.edu.au
Rob Fisher: connect1@inter-disciplinary.net

For further details of the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/connectivity-in-the-21st-century/

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/connectivity-in-the-21st-century/call-for-presentations/


1st Global Conference,Digital Interfaces: Creative Industries and Arts


1st Global Conference
Digital Interfaces: Creative Industries and Arts

Monday 4th February â€" Wednesday 6th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:
This project approaches videogames from a multi-, inter- and
cross-disciplinary perspective that seeks to blend theoretical
discussions with concerns of the industry in order to bene?t both
groups. We therefore welcome papers that explore how games work in
society, how they are made, how they are analysed and discussed and
current industrial trends. More importantly, because these concepts are
often discussed separately, this is an opportunity to examine
interrelationships and improve understanding of games across the board.
It is of great importance for the industry to contribute to the
development of games education just as it is important for the growing
education sector to be more informed about production and industry
practices.

Presentations, papers, performances and artworks are called for, but not
limited to, the following themes:

The Games Themselves:
Game studies of the games themselves, this track invites analysis and
criticism of videogames as texts, games and cultural objects. Current
analyses that reflect the progress made in modern game studies over the
past few years could focus on, but not be limited to, the following topics:

Videogame theory, analysis, criticism
Art, ?ction, story, literature writing etc
Music audio and performance (voice, physical mo-cap etc)

Videogames in the World
This track invites discussion of the videogames in a cultural context.
How are videogames integrated in the world? How are videogames
represented in wider society?

Where are they discussed?
By whom and in what terms?
What is their relationship to other media?
Games in society, game culture
Videogames media & journalism, rhetoric and politics of/around games
Player relationships and communities
"serious" games, instructive, educational and training games

Production of Games
There are growing opportunities for game production non-entertainment
fields, such as education, science, health and engineering.
This track seeks to expand the discussion of Videogames beyond the
entertainment market and promote closer alignment between commercial
practicalities and academic concerns.

We invite practitioners, artists, professionals, developers and
educators to share their experiences.
Works in progress, post-mortems
Linkage diaries: academia, industry and independent projects,
models, experiments etc.
Approaches, methods and practices
Technology, programming, design, innovations
Performance notes (as above, music, voice, physical etc)

The Creative Industry
The videogames industry is a creative industry, full of unique
opportunities and constraints. This track invites discussions of game
development in the real world, and especially in Australia.

How can great game designs become great games that players can buy?
What opportunities exist in Australia that could be capitalised on?
Where are there obstacles that could be avoided?
What is the global context in which the Australian game industry
?nds itself?

Business models, practice and progress

Games Marketing and Gamers as a market
Intellectual Property
Showcase and/or Workshops

We welcome: Games for exhibition Workshops in design, analysis and
production

What to Send:
300 word abstracts or presentation proposals should be submitted
simultaneously to both Organising Chairs by Friday 14th September 2012;
abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following
information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e)
body of abstract.
E-mails should be entitled: DI1 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes
and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold,
italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper
proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you
should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in
cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic
route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Adam Ruch: adam.ruch@mq.edu.au
Rob Fisher: di1@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Ethos programme of research projects. It
aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to
share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and
exciting.

For further details of the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/digital-interfaces/

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/digital-interfaces/call-for-presentations/

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