Executive Committee Meeting
The Executive Committee met on 20-21 June in the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, with all members present except for Professor Irina Sandomirskaja who sent her apologies. The most important issues discussed were: (i) Potential membership and leadership changes to the composition of the executive from 2015. (ii) The state of ICCEES finances. These were judged to be adequate in light of potential demands in the foreseeable future, although continued care would be needed to ensure that the balance did not run down excessively. The accounts had been audited, and were found to be in satisfactory order. (iii) A report was received about the forthcoming IX World Congress to be held in Makuhari, Japan, 3-8 August 2015. Preparations are proceeding on schedule, and the number of papers and panels submitted is higher than in recent congresses, with a very good international spread. The Japanese organising committee was to be congratulated on their work thus far. (iv) The Committee discussed preparations for the publication of papers from the IX Congress, and agreed that this would be pursued with vigour. (v) There was some discussion of the possible accession to ICCEES of organisations from countries that are not yet members, with the final decision on the application from one new potential member going before the Council meeting at the time of the Congress next year. (vi) There was some discussion of the site for the 2020 Congress. This decision must be finally made by the Council next year.
Graeme Gill,ICCEES President
IX World Congress of ICCEES
August 3-8, 2015 // Chiba, Japan (extended deadline for proposal submissions until June 15 (Sunday), 12 p.m. (Japan time)).
Panel, paper, and roundtable proposals for this congress are being accepted at http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/iccees2015/index.html.
As the deadline of proposal submission for the Ninth ICCEES World Congress (May 31) is coming closer, we are witnessing a real peak of submissions. Some of the prospective participants have requested the extension of the deadline because they could not submit their proposals in time for technical reasons.
Considering these circumstances, the Organizing Committee has decided to extend the deadline for proposal submissions until June 15 (Sunday), 12 p.m. (Japan time). No submissions will be accepted after this date.
Colleagues and friends! Do not miss this opportunity to visit Japan and participate in the ICCEES World Congress in August 2015! We look forward to welcoming you at the Congress next year.
The International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) is the global alliance of national associations of Slavic and Eurasian studies, composed of the ASEEES (United States), CAS (Canada), BASEES (Britain), DGO / SOG (Germany), FAREES (Finland), ANZSA (Australia), CAREECAS (China), JCREES (Japan), KASS (Korea), and MACEES (Mongolia), and other respectable organizations. The ICCEES was created in 1974 and holds a world congress once every five years. The next world congress will be held in Makuhari (30 minutes from the heart of Tokyo), Japan, on August 3-8, 2015. The official languages of the congress are English, Russian, French, and German.
International Conference - Hands on the Balkans, Belgrade and Skopje, April 2-12, 2015
Hands on the Balkans is a blend of skill building and field experience seminars set to take place in April and the summer months in the Belgrade-Skopje and Belgrade-Kosovo regions. The seminars are geared to provide emerging professionals, students and graduates of political science with on-site educational experience in international development in the Balkans. Each group will consist of a maximum of 14 participants. Along with a unique and one of a kind experience, students and young professionals will have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals to enhance their networks and further their careers.
Application deadline: February 28, 2015
For futher informations please visit the website.
Call for Application - New Europe College International Fellowships - Bucharest, Romania, Academic year 2015-16
New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania – announces the competition for Fellowships for the academic year 2015-16. The program targets young international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities, social studies, and economics.
Duration of the Fellowship: a) a full academic year (10 months, October through July) or b) a one-term fellowship (October through February, or March through July).
Location: New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania.
The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 700 Euro (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship, as well as for season holidays. The Fellows who stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2,600 Euro for transportation, accommodation, and per diem). As an alternative, they can opt for field research, in Romania or outside it.
Application deadline: December 8, 2014
For futher informations please visit the website.
Adam Moore: Peacebuilding in Practice: Local Experience in Two Bosnian Towns, 2014, 240pp. ISBN: 978-0-8014-5199-7
In November 2007 Adam Moore was conducting fieldwork in Mostar when the southern Bosnian city was rocked by two days of violent clashes between Croat and Bosniak youth. It was not the city's only experience of ethnic conflict in recent years. Indeed, Mostar’s problems are often cited as emblematic of the failure of international efforts to overcome deep divisions that continue to stymie the postwar peace process in Bosnia. Yet not all of Bosnia has been plagued by such troubles. Mostar remains mired in distrust and division, but the Brcko District in the northeast corner of the country has become a model of what Bosnia could be. Its multiethnic institutions operate well compared to other municipalities, and are broadly supported by those who live there; it also boasts the only fully integrated school system in the country. What accounts for the striking divergence in postwar peacebuilding in these two towns?
For more informations please visit the website.