Education for Sustainable Peace – Call for Applications for the 2018/19 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship

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The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany, invites applications for the 2018/2019

Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace

The Visiting Research Professorship aims to promote research on education for sustainable peace. Its focus lies on educational media and curricula at secondary school level in postconflict or transitional societies. The appointment for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig offers distinguished scholars from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law the opportunity to conduct research projects or to complete major publications without teaching or administrative obligations. The professorship is endowed with a monthly stipend of up to 6,500 euro and a round-trip airfare to Germany as well as administrative assistance in Braunschweig.

Applicants must demonstrate outstanding professional achievement in their field, should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and have excellent knowledge of English. Individuals with equivalent expertise, such as from extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations or in international organizations may also be eligible. In exceptional cases, applications may be considered from practitioners who do not hold a Ph.D. but with at least five years of advanced professional experience in the area of peace education and who can demonstrate that their work and/or research has made an exceptional impact in the field of peace education.

A detailed description and information about the program and the application process are available from our website: http://bit.ly/ArnholdProfessorship.

Each application should include a cover letter providing evidence of the quality of the candidate’s scholarship and expertise, a description of the research project or book the candidate wishes to develop in Braunschweig, a full CV, a sample of the applicant’s current scholarly writing (a book chapter or article) and a completed application form (available from our website).

Please send all application documents in a single PDF with the file name “Last name, First name_Application Arnhold” to arnhold@gei.de. For further information, please contact the program coordinator Katharina Baier (arnhold@gei.de, Tel.: +49 [0] 531-59099-226).

The application deadline is October 1, 2017.

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Member of the Leibniz Association, located in Braunschweig, Germany, is an academic center of excellence that conducts research on educational media in their political, social, and educational contexts. Its library holds an outstanding collection of international school textbooks in history, geography, social sciences, and religious education. The Institute also acts in an advisory and mediatory capacity regarding textbook-related issues.

Are you interested in the Russian Revolution? Join the Historiana team (at EUROCLIO’s conference in St. Petersburg)!

After completing the modules on the First World War and being almost ready with the Second World War, EUROCLIO and the Historical Content Team of Historiana have started working on a module on the Russian Revolution, for which we are now looking for voluntary contributors. The ideas from the historical content team about this modules, so far, can be found below in the mission statement.

The development of the module will be done as part of an online collaboration, with regular online meetings to discuss the content and plan the work. However, three selected contributors, will be invited to go to EUROCLIO’s conference in St. Petersburg on ‘Revolutions in Contemporary history’, which is held on 27 and 28 October 2017, and asked to co-organise a workshop on the Historiana module. All costs (including travel, fee and stay) for these contributors will be covered.

If you are interested to join the team, and to contribute to the module on the Russian Revolution, please

  1. Select one the key questions that are listed below.
  2. Make a PowerPoint presentation (written in English), with up to 10 sources, that help to answer the selected key question. Please include references, copyright information, and the place (e.g. URL) were the source was found. Ensure that there is enough information available for those, who are not specialised in the Russian Revolution, and who don’t understand any other language than English, to make sense of the source.
  3. Indicate if you are interested and able to join the conference in St. Petersburg. If you do, also add a written rationale (up to 1 page) about the selection of source you made.
  4. Send these files to steven@euroclio.eu before 17 August 2017.

The Historical Content Team will decide who to invite to join the conference in St. Petersburg, based on the quality and relevance of the selected sources and the accompanying text, how transnational and multiperspective the selection is, and the rationale for the selection.

Everybody who contributed sources, will be invited to join the online meetings of the team working on the Russian Revolution module, and acknowledged as contributor to the module on Historiana.

 

Mission Statement for the Russian Revolution Module (written by Bob Stradling)

The October Revolution not only had major consequences for Russia and the territories of the deposed Tsarist regime. It inspired communist and radical movements across the world, provoked revolutions and uprisings in other countries and was often used by reactionary forces in other countries to justify authoritarian rule. The Soviet regime which emerged out of the revolution and survived the Civil War had a profound impact on the foreign policies of all the major powers for most of the twentieth century, and, after the Second World War, also influenced nationalist and anti-colonial movements in Africa and Asia. Above all, the post-revolutionary tensions between the Soviet Union and the other major world powers from 1928 onwards, shaped international relations for much of the 20th century, and particularly during the Cold war era.

Historiana is committed to providing history teachers and their students with access to source material that will help them to view major global events in a transnational way and from multiple perspectives.

At the international level we want to look at how the Revolution and the developments which followed were perceived in other countries. Here we would include not only the major powers such as the United States, Japan, Britain and France, but also neighbouring countries in eastern and central Europe and countries such as China and the nationalist movements of colonial Asia and Africa.  There is a tendency in textbook coverage of the Russian Revolution to only focus on foreign reactions in terms of the interventions on the side of the Whites in the Civil War. We want to widen this perspective and, in part, this means recognising that the reaction of national governments is only one dimension and does not necessarily reflect public opinion or, more specifically, the perspectives of workers’ movements, trade unions, the intelligentsia, demobilised soldiers, and so on. For example, American public opinion was strongly in favour of the February 1917 Revolution. It fitted their idea of a revolution – the poor rising up because they do not have enough to eat and overthrowing an autocratic tyrant.  American opinion changed after the October Revolution, mainly because of the fear that the Bolsheviks would either take Russia out of the war or switch sides.  Even so, US Congress voted to provide Russia with $20 million dollars of aid to provide Russians with food and other essentials. In Germany, France and Italy large numbers of  socialists and trade unionists sided with the Bolsheviks (e.g. at that time Mussolini, a leading member of  the PSI, was pro-Bolshevik).

Similarly, within Russia and then the Soviet Union it was never a simple division between the Reds and the Whites. Even within the Bolsheviks, for example, there were those who believed that this was the time for the proletariat, represented by the Bolshevik faction, to seize power while others believed that this was a bourgeous revolution to introduce democracy which would eventually create the conditions for a socialist revolution. As one historian has observed, The revolution inspired hopes, fears and disappointments “for different groups such as peasants, workers, soldiers, non-Russian nationalities, the intelligentsia, men and women, and young people” (Smith 2002, p.2).

This brings us to the key questions underpinning the thinking behind this planned Unit:

 

Key questions raised by the module

  1. What did the Russian Revolution(s) of 1917 mean to people living in the former Russian Empire at the time?
  2. What did these Revolution(s) mean to people living outside the Soviet Union in

(a) neighbouring states;

(b) the world powers and

(c) other countries facing similar social and political conditions?

  1. How have perceptions about the October Revolution changed over time:
  2. What did the Revolution mean to Soviet citizens in the 1930s, during the Second World War and during the Cold War era?
  3. What meaning and significance does the Revolution have for people now, both within the countries of the former Soviet bloc and globally?

iii. How, if at all, has the Russian Revolution shaped people’s perspectives about:

  • the processes of economic and political change within their own countries?
  • international relations?

Call for Applications for Youth, Peace and Security European Regional Consultation in Brussels

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As part of a series of regional consultations organised within the framework of the progress study on Youth, Peace and Security, mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015), a European consultation on Youth, Peace and Security will be organised by the European External Action Service, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the European Youth Forum and the European Partnership for Children and Youth in Peacebuilding (the United Network of Young Peacebuilders, World Vision International and Search for Common Ground).

The consultation will take place in Brussels, Belgium from 25 to 27 September 2017, and will be part of a global effort to bolster action on the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 that calls for a greater role for young people in strengthening peace and security. The discussions from various regional consultations, and other discussions with young people throughout the world, will feed into the progress study highlighting the positive contribution of young people to peacebuilding. The progress study will be presented to the UN Security Council and Member States in early 2018. The European consultation in Brussels will comprise of strategic peer to peer discussions among 40 selected young people from the region.

The Youth, Peace and Security European Regional Consultation is open to young people between the age of 15 and 29 who are active, enthusiastic and invested in promoting peace and security across the European Union, the countries of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and the Western Balkans (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo) to help discuss and orient the role of youth in sustaining peace in their communities and countries. All expenses, including travel and accommodation, of the selected participants will be provided for.

The selection of participants will be made based on motivation and experience, with the majority coming from youth-led organisations. The organisers will ensure balance in terms of age, gender, geography and diversity among selected participants. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 6 pm (Brussels time).

Find more information here. Interested persons can apply via the official webpage.

Apply for the International School “Poland and Central and Eastern Europe”

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The College of Eastern Europe, in cooperation with the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, and the Ossolinski National Institute, with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, is organising the International School “Poland and Central and Eastern Europe”. This School is dedicated to people writing about Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. It comprises lectures and study visits to Warsaw, Bialystok, Cracow, and Wroclaw, and is an excellent opportunity to meet Polish scholars, social and civil society activists as well as representatives of public administration. It offers a chance to learn more about Polish history and culture in terms of the co-existence of different cultures and religions— Christian, Jewish, and Muslim. The organisers are now inviting interested persons to apply for this International School!

The stay in Poland for this School starts on 1 October 2017 in Warsaw and ends on 12 October 2017 in Wroclaw. It is dedicated to young historians, social scientists, journalists, and social activists of Polish and Central European history. It is open to people from Western and Eastern Europe, the USA, Canada, Israel, Caucasus, Japan, and China. The language of instruction is English. Participants should be under 40 years old, and each participant will be required to publish a text on a topic covered during the School, within six months following the School.

Candidates are asked to complete the electronic application form. The deadline is 15 August 2017. More information can be found here.

Call for Applications: KAICIID International Fellows Programme 2018

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The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is inviting applications from education professionals working in institutions that train future religious leaders to take part in the 2018 KAICIID International Fellows Programme.

The International Fellows Programme is a one-year learning and training programme, starting in January 2018, that brings together religious teachers for in-person and online training in dialogue, mediation and promoting social cohesion. KAICIID will select twenty fellows from around the world to participate this year-long course.

The aim of the Fellows Programme is to empower institutions that train future religious leaders by providing capacity-building to select teachers, and to facilitate dialogue encounters by giving these teachers the tools, experience, networks and knowledge to pursue inter-religious dialogue and further be able to prepare their own students to become facilitators and leaders in inter-religious dialogue. In addition to inter-religious dialogue training, the fellows will also learn how to train their own students in conflict transformation so as to be active peace practitioners in their respective communities.

Click here for more information or to apply. The deadline is 31 July, 2017.

Interesting Opportunities for Conferences and Training Course

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Please have a look at these interesting opportunities!

  • Second annual conference of the Memory Studies Association

The Memory Studies Association’s second annual conference will take place in Copenhagen, from 13 to 16 December 2027. It provides a forum for PhD students to explore the connection of their research to Memory Studies. MSA Forward offers a platform for exchanging ideas with a cohort of early researchers, learning about recent developments in Memory Studies and interacting with key academics in the field. Through flash presentations, PhD students will have the opportunity to discuss the specific ways their research connects with Memory Studies and to receive feedback from established scholars. MSA Forward will host a career café and a PhD dinner before the conference begins, and a methodology workshop during the conference itself.

The organisers invite proposals for 5 minute flash presentations which explore the role of Memory Studies in individual PhD projects.

Proposals of no more than 200 words as well as a short biography should be sent before 1 August. For organisational reasons, please make sure that you only upload one file (proposal & bio in one document). The organisers are currently looking into funding for travel stipends. More information will be provided upon acceptance.

For more information, see http://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/conference-2017-msa-forward/.

 

  • European Network Remembrance and Solidarity international conference

The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity in collaboration with several partners will organise an international academic conference themed “Central and Eastern Europe after the First World War”. This will take place in Berlin from 31 January to 2 February, 2018.

The conference will prelude an open-air exhibition, organised by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, presenting the aftermath of the First World War.

The exhibition will be opened in November 2018 and will travel to a number of European countries in the following years. In the early years after the First World War (1918-1923), political, military, cultural, social and economic developments consolidated to a high degree in Eastern Europe. Therefore the main aim of the conference is to present the aftermath of the First World War, and the making of Eastern and Central Europe understood as a New Europe.

Find the call for papers here: http://enrs.eu/docs/exhibition_ww1/CfP_Central-Eastern%20Europe_after_the_I_World_War_4.07.2017.pdf. Proposals can be sent to Dr. Bartosz Dziewanowski-Stefańczyk (bartosz.dziewanowski@enrs.eu) or Dr. Burkhard Olschowsky (Burkhard.Olschowsky@bkge.uni-oldenburg.de).

 

  • UNITED Conference “Make Every Voice Heard! The Power Of Victim Perspectives In Fighting Hate Crime” Call for Nominations

UNITED invites your organisation to nominate a delegate for the UNITED Conference near Berlin, Germany: “Make Every Voice Heard! The Power Of Victim Perspectives In Fighting Hate Crime”. This conference will take place from 19 to 24 November 2017.

To share understanding, learn about victim-centered approaches and hear about victims’ needs, UNITED invites European antidiscrimination, youth and victim-support organisations to nominate delegates to participate in the conference “Make every voice heard! The Power of Victim Perspectives in fighting Hate Crime”. We especially encourage organisations to delegate representatives of vulnerable groups and minorities in Europe who are willing to share their (personal) experiences with Hate Violence and discrimination.

The latest version of the programme can be found on the UNITED website. If your organisation is interested in nominating a representative, please fill the online expression of interest form (in English) as soon as possible. The deadline is 3 September 2017.

Find more information here: http://www.unitedagainstracism.org/conferences/upcoming-conference/.

 

  • Call for Proposals Global Education Conference

The Global Education Conference is now accepting proposals. Acceptances will begin 1 August 2017. This year’s conference will take place 13 to 16 November 2017. It will be free to attend, and everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters.

All submissions must relate directly to the mission of increasing opportunities for collaboration, developing active global citizens, and ensuring educational opportunities for all.

Proposals can be submitted from 1 July until 1 November 2017. You may submit more than one proposal. For more information, see http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/call-for-proposals.

 

  • Global HRE Community of Practice: Call for applications for Training Course on Counter and Alternative Narratives to Hate Speech

This call for participants is for a training course on Counter and Alternative Narratives to Hate Speech, taking place at Utoya island, Norway, from 16 to 20 October 2017. The training course develops the competences of youth workers, youth leaders and educators to use the manual We CAN! with young people. It is organised by the European Wergeland Centre and Youth Department of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Utoya memorial- and learning centre, Hegnhuset and the support of the EEA/Norway grants.

Interested candidates from EEA/Norway beneficiary and donor countries can apply through youthapplications.coe.int. The deadline is 23 August 2017 at Noon CET.

Read the entire call document here.

Call for Participation in the Georg Eckert Summer School of 24-28 July 2017

 The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) invites you to participate in the fourth Georg Arnhold International Summer School, which will take place in Braunschweig, Germany, from 24 to 28 July 2017. The working language of the Summer School will be English. No registration fees apply.

The Topic of this year’s Summer School is Education in Emergencies: Theories and Methods; Curricula and Educational Media; Teachers and Teacher Training. The Summer School will bring together early-career scholars, senior researchers and practitioners to critically explore theories and methods, curricula and educational media, the role and training of teachers of Education in Emergencies (EiE), focusing on all educational levels as well as formal and non-formal educational practices. The detailed program of the Summer School can be found here.

To register, interested persons can send an email to summerschool@gei.de. The deadline for registration is 17 July 2017. Before applying, please find all the information here.

Call for Participation for Conference on Fascism and Antifascism in Our Time

The Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn, the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, and Rutgers University, New Jersey organise a conference on the theme of “Fascism and Antifascism in Our Time: Critical Investigations”. The conference will take place at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research in Hamburg and in Lüneburg, Germany, from 1 to 3 November 2017.

The conference investigates the contemporary relevance of fascism and antifascism by bringing together scholarly experts on these historical movements and actors in civil society. The overarching aim of the conference is to explore whether and how the histories of fascism and antifascism offer insights into the rise of authoritarian regimes today. What makes a fascist regime? What is the line separating authoritarianism from fascism? Can we identify “tipping points”? How should a civil society react to these challenges? Do antifascist movements of the 20th century offer a role model? How can insights into such historical connections benefit proponents of a democratic civil society?

The conference addresses scholars, practitioners of civic education, artists, and activists involved in projects dealing with fascism, antifascism, authoritarianism, and the advancement of democracy. The organisers especially welcome projects on politics and practices of remembrance. They would like to receive applications from all countries, especially from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

To register, interested persons can send their CV and a motivational letter to antifascism@his-online.de. The deadline for submissions is 15 July 2017. Before applying, please find all the information here.

Call for Papers for European Network Remembrance and Solidarity’s (ENRS) conference “Image, History and Memory” (Warsaw, 6–8 December 2017)

“Genealogies of Memory” is a programme led by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) which aims at facilitating the academic exchange between Central and East European scholars of individual and collective memory, and intends to promote the region’s study of memory among the broader international academic community.

They are holding a conference within the “Genealogies of Memory” programme in Warsaw, 6-8 December 2017, aimed at promoting an interdisciplinary discussion of the relationships between image, history and memory. The conference will be the 7th edition of their “Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe” programme.

The “Genealogies of Memory” project are welcoming paper proposals from the fields of art history, history, sociology, cultural studies, political science and others for the conference. The papers should address images in their various roles: as witnesses to history, as means of materializing memories, as active creators of history or as producers of the contents of memory.

To apply to present a paper at the conference, please send (a) your abstract (300 words) along with your presentation title and if possible the panel topic, as well as (b) a short bio to: genealogies@enrs.eu.

For more details about the call for papers click here.

Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2017

Call for Papers for International Committee for Museums of Ethnography (ICME) Annual Conference

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This call for papers is for the annual conference of the International Committee for Museums of Ethnography (ICME), which is themed “Migration, Home, and Belonging”. It will be held from 17 to 19 October, 2017 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, DC, USA. A post conference tour will subsequently take place from 20 to 22 October in New York.

ICME is interested to hear how research and museums are addressing historical and contemporary concerns related to Migration, Home, and Belonging. Abstracts can outline how diverse audiences are making the museum a ‘home’ and how the museum facilitates them finding a sense of ‘belonging’ to their sites. Alternatively, abstracts could discuss historical work on collections and consider ‘migration’ from the perspective of object biographies.

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an excellent location for ICME to address the theme of Migration, Home, and Belonging. Exhibitions at this museum, such as “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between The United States and American Indian Nations”, tell histories of Native presence in the Western Hemisphere. The museum raises a range of diverse voices and gives voice to communities that have not been exhibited in a museum setting. Most importantly, the NMAI speaks of the strength of peoples making new homes and creating spaces of belonging.

The ICME conference poses the question of how to make a museum into a place that is inclusive for all voices to be heard in an age of global migration. This call invites all interested persons to make their voice heard. You can send abstracts of maximum 200 words with ideas for a paper (20 to 30 minutes) or panel discussion related to the theme. Proposals (10 minutes) about current work in the ethnographic museum that lies outside of the main theme are also welcome.

Abstracts should include the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and full address(es), the title of the submitted paper, an abstract in English of maximum 200 words, and the support equipment required. Abstract submissions should be sent as a Word document attachment to Earring Martin at earringm@si.edu, Ulf Johansson Dahre at ulf.johansson_dahre@soc.lu.se‎, Viv Golding at vmg4@le.ac.uk, Sylvia Wackernagel at swackernagel@yahoo.de, and Mario Buletic at mario.buletic@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is 1 June, 2017. For more information, please refer to the ICME website. More details about the conference, such as registration forms and registration fee information, will be available on the website at the end of April.