Invitation to a LECTURE
(Universidad de Granada)

Time: Tuesday, 9. Juni 2015, 19 Uhr c.t.
Place: Seminarraum Geschichte 3, Universität, Hauptgebäude, Stiege 9, 2. Stock

Vorträge zur iberischen Geschichte, Nr. 69; Organisation: Friedrich Edelmayer

Invitation to Lectures and Conference of the Scientific Center in Vienna of the Academy of Science of Poland:

1. Symposium: “Galicia Forever? What is left of the former Habsburg province?”
Wednesday, June 11, 6 p.m.

2. Achter Tag der offenen Tür des Wissenschaftlichen Zentrums der Polnischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien:
Freitag, 19. Juni, 16-21 Uhr
1. Vortrag: “Was trennt uns - was verbindet uns? Das deutsch-polnische Projekt eines binationalen Geschichtsschulbuchs”
2. Präsentation der Wissenschaftlichen Zentren der Polnischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Paris und Rom
3. Konzert von Jazz Band Ball Orchestra

3. Seminarabend: “Das letzte galizische Territorium. Die Städte Dukla und Stanislau in den Werken von Andrzej Stasiuk und Jurij AndruchovyÄ”
Mittwoch 24. Juni, 19-21 Uhr



Whose Voice? Theory & Practice

September 24th-25th-26th 2015

The International Postgraduate Conference is an annual event organised by the research students from the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This 5th Edition invites postgraduate students as well as international researchers to a collective debate on how social scientists represent the ‘voices’ of society within and beyond the academic community.

The appropriation of the ‘voices from others’ is central to the production of knowledge in the Social Sciences. By turning human subjects into empirical objects the academic texts produce a particular ‘polyphony’. As researchers, whether we highlight the voices of marginal actors, translate foreign voices into new theories, or quote voices from our fieldworks, we are engaging with the discourse of others. More than just a methodological discussion, our conference considers the textualisation of social ‘voices’ in research as an intellectual practice. In that perspective, the event wishes to offer a window of opportunity for participants to present their research by reflexively interrogating their own practice of ‘voices’.

We welcome papers in disciplines such as but not limited to Anthropology, History, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Social Work and Social Policy, Communication and Media Studies, Cultural and Gender Studies, Linguistics, Translation Studies.

The conference particularly welcomes papers that present ongoing research addressing the following issues:

• Forms of Voices
Representing social activities (fieldwork-archives-interactions) within the text
Finding the right word between ordinary terms and scientific concepts

• Voices and Positions
Conflicting epistemologies between the researcher and the researched
Researcher: activist, participant-observer or witness of the social life?

• Voices across Spaces
Marginalised and vulnerable voices with new channels of expression
Politics of research and spaces of publication for young researchers


Prof. HU Yong, Associate Professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication.

Dr. John POSTILL, Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne and Digital Anthropology Fellow at University College London.


Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by the 28th of June 2015 to The conference will be conducted in English and is free to attend.

More information available:


FAO Model Conference - Call for Applications

The FAO 2015 Model Conference will be taking place at FAO HQs, Rome, Italy from 21 to 25 September.

The FAO Model Conference is the first academic-level simulation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organs and committees.

The main purpose of the conference is to promote the FAO mission and knowledge of its functioning, and to give university students a chance to practice diplomacy by impersonating the role of a diplomat and discuss issues on the global agenda for food and agriculture. This will require a set of skills which include the ability to speak confidently in public, developing negotiation skills thus forming alliances and sticking to the assigned country’s position on a particular issue, being able to draft a working paper and in a later stage full resolutions.

The main outcome of the simulation will be contained in the resolution that each committee will pass on the topics discussed throughout the week. This document is the outcome of strenuous research on the issues under discussion and of challenging negotiations in the conference sessions, and it will be later presented to the actual FAO Council and committees for member states’ consideration.

Conference theme

The FAO Model Conference general theme will be: The Zero Hunger challenge: eliminating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition for all. Thus, it will focus on the challenges and possible solutions to feed nine billion people and the whole planet by 2050.

The FAO Model 2015 Conference wishes to bring Students closer to complex world of negotiations around food production, consumption, trade and safety; if you have never taken part to a similar experience, then this is a wonderful occasion to test your abilities and present an innovative approach to standing international issues. The FAO Model 2015 Conference will be an incredible occasion to discover a new world of issues, diplomatic confrontations and discussions that you may have never thought about before but are at the very core of every world society: food.

FAO Model 2015 is a real opportunity to live and prepare yourself for an international Conference under the guidance of skilled and competent Chairpersons, in the framework of a real United Nations building. You will be in touch with a world that may offer you much more than just another extra-curricular activity, as you will also meet officials and representatives during the Conference, formally and informally. The objective is to flank and provide concrete, young and innovative solutions to the Millennium Development Goal Zero Hunger Challenge: eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition for all!

Applications are currently open through the website:


Call for Applications - RAUN 2015-2016

The call for applications for RAUN2015-2016 year is now available.

Deadline for applications: March 8th, 2015
Venues and dates
Prague (27-30 April, 2015); Szeged (15-18 September, 2015); Vienna (12-15 January, 2016)

This call is open for students currently enrolled in Masters and PhD studies in AT, CZ, HU, SR, and SK only
Since January 2012, the Regional Academy on the United Nations – RAUN – has trained over 100 young scholars from more than 15 nationalities in issues related to the United Nations and international system while developing their academic research writing. In doing so, young scholars are enabled to contribute to finding solutions to contemporary global challenges.

RAUN gives its participants a unique opportunity to develop their academic research writing in English and learn firsthand about the work and values of the United Nations through practical lectures and workshops on current issues conducted by experts and UN and government officials. Participants are also able, through group work and social activities, to create strong networks with their like-minded peers and experts from various fields in an environment that fosters diversity, tolerance, cultural learning and understanding.

Throughout the year participants will work in teams to write group research projects which they will present at the last session at the UN Headquarters in Vienna in January 2016. The theme for 2015-2016 RAUN program is Peace and Security. The research projects will focus on the nexus between peace and security and UN-related topics especially the following:
Terrorism and Non-state Actors; United Nations and EU; Space and Nuclear Security; Women in wars; Migration; Education; International Criminal Justice; and Multilateral Diplomacy.

Further Information:

The direct link for students in Austria is


Call for Papers - Global History Student Conference

An international group of students enrolled in the MA Global History at Free University Berlin will be hosting a student conference from 24-25 April on global history ‘in practice’ (that is to say on the challenge of actually conducting research beyond geographical, cultural of linguistic boundaries) and would very much like to invite the students from your department to present their essays or research projects.

The Call for Papers, which you find attached to this email, is open until 1st March.

Further information on the conference and its organizers can be found at:

New Book Publication on Work from a Global Historical Perspective

A new book has been published by scholar Andrea Komlosy, Professor at the Economic and Social History Institute at the University of Vienna. The book is a study on the nature of work from the 13th to the 21st century from a global perspective.

Based within economic and social history, the study looks at the changing nature of working conditions both from their diversity and their contradictions. This reveals simultaneity across time towards the twenty-first century and challenges the Euro-centric narrative of work, placing the concept in a more nuanced global perspective as a result.

To look at the contents of the book, please see here.



A Blog created by a student project of the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Program hosted by the Universities of Vienna, Leipzig, Wroclaw and the London School of Economics:

CD Sounds from Globalistan, Vol. 1. You can find information and auditions here:

For further information (where to buy ect.) contact Leopold Kögler