Saturday, November 30, 2013

Vienna 10th International Academic Conference - The IISES


Vienna 10th International Academic Conference - The IISES

Vienna, Austria

International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences invites you to participate in 10th International Academic Conference to be held in June 3-6, 2014 in Vienna, Austria, in Austria Trend Parkhotel Schonbrunn.

Enquiries: iises@iises.net
Web address:
http://www.iises.net/conferences/vienna-conference-june-3-6-2014/
Sponsored by: The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (IISES)

Course and Conference Announcements as on 30th November 2013

U P C O M I N G  D E A D L I N E S:
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EcoMod Modeling School Asia: Practical CGE Modeling and Environmental CGE Modeling with GAMS offered simultaneously in Singapore
EcoMod
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, M, Q, R, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15299


Prof. Andrew Harvey presents Dynamic Models for Volatility & Heavy Tails
Timberlake Consultants
JEL classification(s): C, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15385


Annual Congress 2014, Post-Crisis Macroeconomics in Berne, of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics
Berne, Switzerland
from April 24, 2014 to April 25, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 13, 2014
JEL classification(s): E
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/15486


Scottish Economic Society 2014 Annual Conference
Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
from April 28, 2014 to April 30, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: December 20, 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://inomics.com/node/15506


2014 ZEW Public Finance Conference: Public Administration and Economic Performance
Mannheim, Germany
from April 28, 2014 to April 29, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 31, 2014
JEL classification(s): D, E, F, H, K, O
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/15802


Rethinking Barker
Essen , Germany
from May 30, 2014 to June 1, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: February 28, 2014
JEL classification(s): I
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/15814


Labour in East and Southeast Europe: Institutions and Practices Between Formality and Informality
Regensburg, Germany
from June 26, 2014 to June 28, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 13, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, F, J, P, R, Z
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/15898


INFER2014 Annual Conference
Pescara, Italy
from May 28, 2014 to May 31, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: February 15, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, O, P, R
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16099


Call for Papers: EcoMod2014, International Conference on Economic Modeling
Bali, Indonesia
from July 16, 2014 to July 18, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 31, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/15373



N E W   C O U R S E S :
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DEFAP PhD Program
 @ Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
JEL classification(s): C, D, E, G, H, I, J, L
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16034


One-Year Master Degrees in Economics, Finance and Data Science
 @ Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15990


2nd Short Course in "Panel Data Analysis" (2nd Call)
 @ University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
JEL classification(s): C
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16076


BC3 International Spring University on Ecosystem Services Modeling
 @ BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change
JEL classification(s): A, I, Q, R
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16122


Prof. Andrew Harvey presents Dynamic Models for Volatility & Heavy Tails
 @ Timberlake Consultants
JEL classification(s): C, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15385



N E W   C O N F E R E N C E S :
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4. Workshop Arbeitsmarkt und Sozialpolitik
Dresden, Germany
from March 6, 2014 to March 7, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 24, 2014
JEL classification(s): D, I, J
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/15996


Promoting Women?s Entrepreneurship: Which Policies & Practices Work Best?
Maastricht, Netherlands
from May 8, 2014 to May 9, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: March 10, 2014
JEL classification(s): F, H, J, O, Z
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16007


International Conference Gender and "The Law": Limits, Contestations and Beyond
Izmir, Turkey
from June 4, 2014 to June 6, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: December 7, 2013
JEL classification(s): J, K, Z
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16014


Economy and Business 2014, 13th International Conference
Burgas, Bulgaria
from September 1, 2014 to September 5, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: March 31, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, M
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16016


2014 Workshop "Coping with Risk in Transnational Financial Markets"
Oldenburg, Germany
from July 3, 2014 to July 4, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: March 31, 2014
JEL classification(s): E, F, G, K, M
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/15957


Warsaw International Economic Meeting
 Warsaw, Poland
from July 10, 2014 to July 12, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: April 4, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, R
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16019


The IISES 13th International Academic Conference, Antibes, Côte d'Azur
Antibes/Juan-les-Pins, France
from September 15, 2014 to September 18, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: August 15, 2014
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://inomics.com/node/16020


The IISES 12th International Academic Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic
from September 1, 2014 to September 4, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: August 1, 2014
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://inomics.com/node/16021


SUERF/UniCredit & Universities Foundation Workshop: Banking and Financial Markets between Integration
Vienna, Austria
from December 12, 2013 to December 12, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: September 15, 2013
JEL classification(s): E, F, G
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16023


8th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Economic Journal
Braga, Portugal
from July 4, 2014 to July 5, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: March 31, 2014
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://inomics.com/node/16046


2013 Annual Conference on Social Studies, Communication and Education
Taipei, Taiwan
from November 21, 2013 to November 23, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: August 31, 2013
JEL classification(s): A, H, K, Z
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/14422


Managing Inclusive Growth and Harmonious Development in Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
from October 20, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: August 15, 2014
JEL classification(s): F, O, P, Q, R
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16035


Corruption Conference
New York, United States
from November 21, 2013 to November 22, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: not specified
JEL classification(s): E, F, G, H, I, J, O, P, R
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/15773


STOREP CONFERENCE 2014
BERGAMO, Italy
from June 26, 2014 to June 28, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: February 28, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, B, D, E, N, Z
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16047


The 2014 Southern Workshop in Macroeconomics (SWIM)
Auckland, New Zealand
from March 7, 2014 to March 8, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 31, 2014
JEL classification(s): E, F, G, O
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16052


Annual International Development Economics Conference of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik)
Passau, Germany
from June 27, 2014 to June 28, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 31, 2014
JEL classification(s): B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16043


2nd International Symposium on Energy and Finance Issues (ISEFI-2014)
Paris, France
from March 28, 2014 to March 28, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 31, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, C, F, G, P, Q
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16063


The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science (ICIEIS2014)
Lodz, Poland
from September 22, 2014 to September 24, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: August 22, 2014
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16065


Operational Research in Financial and Management Accounting (at IFORS 2014)
Barcelona, Spain
from July 13, 2014 to July 18, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 31, 2014
JEL classification(s): M
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16062


INFER2014 Annual Conference
Pescara, Italy
from May 28, 2014 to May 31, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: February 15, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, O, P, R
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16099


4th International Conference AEEFA Meetings
Penang Island, Malaysia
from September 3, 2014 to September 6, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 31, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, G, M, R
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/14738


Augustin Cournot Doctoral Days (ACDD)
Strasbourg, France
from April 10, 2014 to April 11, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 13, 2014
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://inomics.com/node/16111


4th SEEK Conference ?Public Finance and Income Distribution in Europe?
Mannheim, Germany
from May 15, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: February 16, 2014
JEL classification(s): E, H, I
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16088


Enterprise Risk Management
Miami, United States
from March 20, 2014 to March 21, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: March 20, 2014
JEL classification(s): G, M
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16110


2nd International PhD Meeting of Thessaloniki in Economics 2014
THESSALONIKI, Greece
from June 27, 2014 to June 28, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: February 28, 2014
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, O, P, Q, R
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16123


Norms, Actions, Games (NAG 2014)
London, United Kingdom
from April 1, 2014 to April 2, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: January 30, 2014
JEL classification(s): C, D, H
Further information at: http://inomics.com/node/16134

Job Openings as on 30th November 2013

U P C O M I N G  D E A D L I N E S:
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Postdoc Position (fixed-term contract) for economic policy modeling
DIW ECON
JEL classification(s): C, D, F, L, O, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15124


Professor Macroeconomics
Stockholm University
JEL classification(s): E
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15273


Assistant Professor
Lund University Department of Economics
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15291


Assistant Professorships in Applied Economics
Copenhagen Business School
JEL classification(s): A, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, R
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15340


  PhD scholarships in Economics
Copenhagen Business School
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15565


Research Economist
Norges Bank (the Central Bank of Norway)
JEL classification(s): G
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15580


Professor in Economic Policy
Università della Svizzera italiana (University of Lugano)
JEL classification(s): A, E, F, H, J, N, P
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15632



N E W  J O B   O P E N I N G S :
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2 Assistant Professors
University of Basel, Institute for European Global Studies
JEL classification(s): F, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16008


PhD position in Economics of Innovation
STATEC
JEL classification(s): C, D, L, O
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16009


PhD position in Economics of Innovation
STATEC
JEL classification(s): C, D, L, O
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16010


10 Doctoral Scholarships including a tuition waiver and a stipend of EUR 1,200 per month
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH
JEL classification(s): M, P
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16011


Assistant Professor Of Accounting
School of Management
JEL classification(s): M
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16108


POST-DOCTORAL/RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION
University of Southampton
JEL classification(s): C, D, K, L, M, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16017


Academic Adviser
Smeal College of Business
JEL classification(s): M
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16027


Assistant Professor/Lecturer (Post-Doc)
Chair of Public Finance
JEL classification(s): A, G, H, P
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15813


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Accounting
Tippie College of Business
JEL classification(s): M
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15997


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Positions in Energy Economics, KFUPM
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, L, Q
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16022


Associate/Full Professor
Department of Economics
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16026


Josef A. Schumpeter-Professur für Innovation, Entwicklung und Wachstum
University of Graz
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16031


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE ? TRACK) IN APPLIED ECONOMETRICS
MINES ParisTech
JEL classification(s): C, D, K, L, Q
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16032


Dean of the College of Business
College of Business
JEL classification(s): M
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16039


Wissenschaftliche(r) MitarbeiterIn im Bereich Energiemarktdesign
Chair of Economic Theory, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, H, L, O, P
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16040


Wissenschaftliche(r) MitarbeiterIn im Bereich Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung/Verhaltensökonomik
Chair of Economic Theory, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, H, L
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16041


Wissenschaftliche(r) MitarbeiterIn im Bereich Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung/Verhaltensökonomik
Chair of Economic Theory, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, H, L
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16042


Assistant professors/Associate professors of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Economics
JEL classification(s): L, M
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16045


Junior professor in industrial economics or trade
University of Wuerzburg
JEL classification(s): F, L, R
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16048


Juniorprofessor in industrial or international/regional economics
University of Wuerzburg
JEL classification(s): F, L, R
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16049


Assistant /Associate Professor, Management
College of Business
JEL classification(s): M
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16070


Postdoc (2y) in International Economics: China growth model
School of International Studies, University of Trento
JEL classification(s): E, F, O
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16064


Assistant / Associate Professor - Economics of Education
University of Toronto
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16103


Management of basic science collaborations, Management of creativity
BETA - University of Strasbourg
JEL classification(s): L, M, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16066


Research Fellow Energy Markets
Chair of Economic Theory, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, H, L, P, Q
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16077


Director of Global Studies
Loyola University Maryland
JEL classification(s): Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16089


Assistant/Tenured Associate Professor of Macroeconomics
Université catholique de Louvain- Department of Economics
JEL classification(s): A, E, J, O, Q
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16090


Assistant/Tenured Associate Professor of Macroeconomics
Université catholique de Louvain- Department of Economics
JEL classification(s): A, E, J, O, Q
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16091


Assistant/Tenured Associate Professor of Econometrics
Université catholique de Louvain- Department of Economics
JEL classification(s): A, C
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16092


Assistant Professor Economic History UC3M
Dep. Social Sciences
JEL classification(s): N
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16093


Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Economic History UC3M
Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
JEL classification(s): N
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16094


Assist-Prof (tenure track) Econ History UC3M
Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
JEL classification(s): N
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16095


Assistant Professor in Finance
University of St. Gallen, School of Finance
JEL classification(s): G
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16096


Assistant Professor in Economics
Master´s Degree in Economics
JEL classification(s): C, D, H, O
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16100


Research Assistant/ PhD Student
Universität Bremen
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, N, O, P
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16105


Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
Universität Bremen, FB7
JEL classification(s): A, B, D, E, F, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16106


Postdoc Position
Institute for Applied Microeconomics (IAME)
JEL classification(s): D, I, J, M
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16109


Director of Global Studies
Loyola University Maryland
JEL classification(s): H
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16116


Director of Global Studies
Loyola University Maryland
JEL classification(s): P
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16117


Philip G. Satre Chair in Gaming Studies
College of Business
JEL classification(s): A, D, M, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16054


Assistant Professor in Empirical Labour Economics
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
JEL classification(s): D, J
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15646


PhD Scholarship in Economics
RMIT University
JEL classification(s): A, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16101


Professorship (W 3) in International Marketing
Hochschule Furtwangen University
JEL classification(s): M, Z
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16124


Lecturer in Economics
University of Essex
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16128


Tenure-Track Position in Microeconomics for Business
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
JEL classification(s): D, M
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/15873


Professor
Faculty of Economics
JEL classification(s): C, E
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16129


Programme Manager Financial Markets at CPB
CPB Netherlands
JEL classification(s): A, C, E, F, G, H, I, J, O
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16130


Programme Manager Labour Market Research at CPB
CPB Netherlands
JEL classification(s): A, C, E, F, G, H, J
To be found at: http://inomics.com/node/16131

Friday, November 29, 2013

Girish Sant Memorial Young Researcher Fellowship 2014

Prayas and several friends and well-wishers of Girish Sant, a pioneering policy researcher and public interest advocate in the energy sector who passed away unexpectedly in February 2012, have set up a Young Researcher Fellowship (YRF) to encourage young researchers to imbibe his values and approach of high quality analysis, commitment to social equity and emphasis on policy impacts. Applications are invited from interested candidates to avail of the fellowship to be awarded in 2014, whose details are given below.

Objectives

The objectives of the fellowship are to encourage young Indian researchers to take up public interest oriented research and advocacy in the Indian energy sector, and to provide some financial and professional support to youngsters at an early stage of their career. Hence, we are looking for young researchers who are committed to a career in public interest research and advocacy in the energy sector.

Details of the fellowship

  1. One fellowship would be awarded.
  2. The fellowship work would be mentored by a senior researcher at Prayas (Energy Group).
  3. The researcher receiving the fellowship will primarily be based at Prayas (Energy Group) and would also be encouraged to develop additional affiliations and spend time at other institutes and with other mentors to develop diverse perspectives. However, at least four months of the fellowship must be spent at Prayas (Energy Group).
  4. The fellowship amount would be Rs. 35,000 per month plus some provision for other expenses such as travel.
  5. The fellowship would be for one year and is likely to begin around June 2014.
  6. The fellowship program would be managed by the Girish Sant Memorial Committee and administered by Prayas (Energy Group).

Broad research areas

Fellowship applicants are free to propose any topic of research for the fellowship as long as it addresses public interest aspects in the energy sector. A few broad research areas are suggested below to help candidates think about possible research topics.

  1. Functioning and effectiveness of regulatory institutions in the energy sector
  2. Likely evolution trajectories of the Indian energy sector
  3. Markets, competition, pricing in the energy sector
  4. Energy supply, energy access and human development

Eligibility criteria

  1. The fellowship would be open to all Indians below the age of 35.
  2. Applicants should have at least an under-graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  3. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills, multi-disciplinary interests and ability and willingness to learn.
  4. Upon selection, applicants should be willing to work full-time on the fellowship.

Selection process

  1. All applications for the fellowship must be submitted electronically to gsm-yrf@prayaspune.org. Complete applications as described above should reach this email address by the midnight of 31st January 2014.
  2. Applicants for the fellowship must submit the following information as part of the application:
    1. A complete bio-data giving the candidate's date of birth, contact details, details of education, work experience, research and other interests, and list of publications.
    2. Names and email addresses of two respected researchers from the energy and/or development sectors who can be contacted for references
    3. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a brief research problem statement (not exceeding 500 words) on a topic of their interest. A research problem statement is optional, but a well thought-out and articulated problem statement will be considered favourably.
  3. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  4. Applicants would be judged on the basis of their bio-data and references. They may also be interviewed, either in person or over telephone.
  5. The successful applicant would be announced in March 2014, following written acceptance of fellowship by the selected candidate.

For more information

You may visit the website of Prayas (Energy Group) at www.prayaspune.org/peg to know more about the work of Girish Sant and Prayas (Energy Group). We welcome any queries regarding the fellowship at gsm-yrf@prayaspune.org.

Call for Panels: International Visual Sociology Association Conference


Call for Panels: International Visual Sociology Association Conference
26th to 28th June 2014
Pittsburgh, United States of America

We invite visual sociologists and related scholars, including independent scholars and other visual professionals to submit proposals for panels to be part of the 2014 IVSA conference.

Enquiries: IVSA2014@duq.edu
Web address: http://visualsociology.org/conference/2014/overview.html
Sponsored by: International Visual Sociology Association IVSA

ICCGEP’14 @ Jaipuria Institute of Management

Click here ICCGEP'14 to fill online registration form and other details.
Your presence will make this conference a success. We look forward to welcome you at the Conference. 
Yours sincerely,
Conference Conveners
Dr Ashwani Varshney (9958077088)
Dr Mamta Kumari (9818817739)
Dr Ajay Tripathi (9958222099)

7th Global Conference: Diasporas

7th Global Conference: Diasporas

Saturday 5th July - Monday 7th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
This inter- and multi-disciplinary project seeks to explore the contemporary experience of Diasporas - communities who conceive of themselves as a national, ethnic, linguistic or other form of cultural and political construction of collective membership living outside of their 'home lands.' Diaspora is a concept which is far from being definitional. Despite problems and limitations in terminology, this notion may be defined with issues attached to it for a more complete understanding. Such a term which may have its roots in Greek, is used customarily to apply to a historical phenomenon that has now passed to a period that usually supposes that diasporans are those who are settled forever in a country other than the one in which they were born and thus this term loses its dimension of irreversibility and of exile.

In order to increase our understanding of Diasporas and their impact on both the receiving countries and their respective homes left behind, key issues will be addressed related to Diaspora cultural expression and interests. In addition, the conference will address the questions: Do Diasporas continue to exist? How do they evolve? What is the footprint or limit of Diaspora? Is the global economy, media and policies sending different messages about diaspora to future generations?

Proposals for presentations, papers, performances, workshops, and pre-formed panels are invited on any of the following themes:

-Queering Diaspora
Diasporic identities and practices invariably position heterosexuality as central to the past (the imagined homeland) and the future survival of the diasporic community through implicit and explicit norms, traditions, and expectations. How do members of diasporic communities who identify with subordinated forms of sexuality such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or other queer identities negotiate hetero-normativity in their communities? Do questions of diasporic cultural and social survival heighten homophobia? Or conversely, are diasporic spaces more easily queered? We welcome papers that address how LGBTQ members negotiate sexuality and diasporic identities, and consider the implications for intersectional theories of diaspora.

-Diaspora, Sex, and Gender
If heteronormativity can shape diasporic identities, so too can historical norms of patriarchal power and the practices and social infrastructure associated with them. How, for instance, are diasporas and diasporic communities complicit in the general social practices that buttress inequalities or abuses? Do differences between sexes produce different perspectives on what constitutes diasporic identity? Does this disparity result in the co-existence of competing diasporic identities or 'imaginaries' that are tied to sex and gender identity? Or, on the other hand, does diaspora offer opportunities for change or for alternate social performances of sex and gender to arise? Does the distance between the home/land left behind and the new home offer an opportunity to break with the past and with tradition? To what extent can we speak of 'gendered' diasporas?

-Visible Diasporas
Cinema, television, youtube and other mass media, and the visual arts are instrumental in representing diaspora or making diaspora visible both to itself and to others beyond the diasporic community. In then case of cinema, the presence and impact of displaced/globalised populations of audiences, spectators and producers of new mainstream/Hollywood/Bollywood cinema are crucial to the emergence of this post-diasporic cinema, as these narratives from texts to screen constitute a fundamental challenge for the negotiation of complex diasporic issues. How does the visual language of these various media shape or define diaspora? Those presenting on this topic and whose papers focus on cinema and other visual narratives/media are encouraged to show short excerpts or clips from their primary texts or to provide handouts rather than simply to describe the visual media. Long, descriptive summaries of film, for instance, are discouraged.

-Invisible Diasporas
While there are multiple ways in which diaspora is made visible, what are the ways in which diasporas are made invisible? How do diasporas escape the attention of, or are actively made invisible by, the global media the collective institutional consciousness of such bodies as state governments and organisations such as the United Nations, etc.? Are these diasporas invisible because of their relatively small size or because they exist within other diasporas or in the shadow of other, larger visible diasporas? Is their invisibilty the result of a lack of awareness or documentation? Ignorance and apathy? Or are they forced into silence and invisibility due to the exigencies of power? That is to say, is their visibility actively repressed? Or do these diasporas engage in making themselves strategically invisible as a kind of self-defensive cloaking or masking mechanism necessary to survival? Do discrimination, assimilationist ideology or other forces ensure that this takes place either actively or passively over the course of time?

-e-Diasporas and Technology
Technology has changed the way we think about diaspora. The internet, youtube, email, skype, social media, etc. have produced what has become known as the virtual diaspora and has had a profound effect on the way that diasporic communities interact with 'home/land' and each other. When communication can take place in such an immediate way, distances are shrunk and the boundaries between 'here' and 'there' are problematised or made more porous if not actually erased. Such connectivity only intensifies the interstitiality or cross-border mobility of diasporans who are able to engage virtually in more than one social environment. In a discussion of so-called e-diasporas, questions of access, mobility, connectivity ultimately lead to questions of privilege. Who is able to connect and who is not? And how does technology and the connections it provides allow the diaspora to reshape 'home' from a distance and vice versa?

-The Limits of Diaspora - Problematising 'Diaspora'
What are the 'limits' of diaspora? What is its 'footprint'? What are the inter-generational issues that cause diasporas to evolve over time, to move toward or away from assimilation in then mainstream culture of the present home? How and why do diasporas redefine themselves? In what ways does 'diaporic identity' perform a gate-keeping function that includes but also excludes? How are diasporic identities contested? What are some of the ways to identity and define the subject in changing political boundaries where cultural interactions are amplified? What are the processes of social formation and reformation of diasporas in an age of increasing globalisation? What are the circumstances that give diasporas a window of opportunity to redefine their social position in both the place of origin and the current place of residence? How do we 'problematise' or critique diaspora?

-The Evolution of the Critical Language of Diaspora
This topic is related to the previous one but focuses more specifically on the discipline of diaspora studies itself. What new cross-'ethnoscapes' and cross-'ideoscapes' are emerging and what new methods can be used to theorise the web of forces that influences Diasporas? Rogers Brubaker posits the current phenomenon of a diaspora 'diaspora' or an increasing dispersal of the concept and the ways that diaspora is represented, understood, and theorised. Stephane Dufoix discusses the need to "go beyond 'diaspora' in the same way that Rogers Brubaker and Frederick Cooper have shown it is useful to go beyond 'identity'" (Diaspora. Berkeley: U of California P, 2008. 108). What is the current state of diaspora studies and what is the trajectory of its evolution? How does globalisation affect the ways in which we understand diaspora? In what ways are the realities of contemporary diasporas posing challenges to the critical language of the discipline? What's next?

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Proposals will also be considered on any related theme.

In order to support and encourage interdisciplinarity engagement, it is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues between the parallel events running during this conference. Delegates are welcome to attend up to two sessions in each of the concurrent conferences. We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between these groups - and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between Diasporas and visions of the Apocalypse.

What to Send
Proposals will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 14th February 2014. If a proposal is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper of no more than 3000 words should be submitted by Friday 16th May 2014. Proposals should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; proposals may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: DIAS7 Proposal 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). 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

Rob Fisher: dias7@inter-disciplinary.net
Jonathan Rollins: jrollins@arts.ryerson.ca

The conference is part of the 'Diversity and Recognition' series of research projects, which in turn belong to the At the Interface programmes of ID.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All proposals accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected proposals may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit a proposal for presentation.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/diasporas/call-for-papers/

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.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

VIPSMUN'14

Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2nd edition of Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies Model United Nations Conference 2014 (VIPSMUN'14) organized by VIPSMUN Society

in collaborations with United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan
. The conference will take place from 24th- 25th January 2014 at VIPS  Campus, New Delhi, India.

VIPSMUN Delhi is one of the most prestigious Model UN conferences in the country. Over the years, it has emerged as one of the biggest MUN conferences in India with over 400 participants from various countries who engage in high quality of debate on various issues that affect the world.

Delegate Applications and International Press Applications are open.

To apply, please log on to our website - www.vipsmundelhi.wordpress.com

IMPORTANT DATES :

Delegate Applications are invited on rolling basis, successful delegate will be intimated within 72 hours of their application submission. Last Date for Delegate Registration is 15th December, 2013. To Register Click Here

Executive Board Application close on December 15, 2013. To Register Click Here

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In case of any comments or queries, please mail to vipsmun@gmail.com or contact DSG Mr. Ashwin Rakesh at +91 9810489196 or USG Mr. Anurag Tandon +91-8800153786

We look forward to seeing you in January, 2014 at VIPSMUN'14!

Regards

Ankur Sharma
Secretary-General
VIPSMUN 2014
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