GHI West Fellowship: History of Migration (California)

Binational Visiting Fellow Tandem Program in the History of Migration at GHI WEST in Berkeley

The German Historical Institute (GHI) is seeking applications for a Binational Visiting Fellow Tandem. The Fellowship program contributes to the creation of the new research network “Knowledge in Transit – Migrant’s Knowledge in Comparative Perspective” at the GHI’s branch office GHI WEST at the University of California, Berkeley.

A member institution of the Max Weber Foundation, the German Historical Institute Washington is a distinguished non-university affiliated historical research institute, conducting inter- and transdisciplinary research with a transatlantic focus. GHI WEST, which is located at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies, will organize a series of programs and scholarly events aimed at facilitating cooperation and dialogue among North American and Germany researchers in the humanities and social sciences. GHI West’s research programs will focus on knowledge and migration in a broadly comparative perspective, addressing the experiences of many different migrant groups, transit lands, and receiving countries.

The GHI’s fellowship program promotes cutting-edge research in history and related disciplines and international exchange of scholars. For this purpose, the GHI in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley is now offering German and North American postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to develop a binational research tandem which links up two academics – one from Germany and one from North America – working on research in the field of history of migration. The projects should contain productive areas of overlap with the tandem partner either in their topics or in their conceptual frameworks. The new visiting fellow tandem program at GHI WEST presents an excellent opportunity for scholars from Germany and North America to develop their expertise by collaborating closely, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. It is funded by the VolkswagenStiftung, one of Germany’s most important non-profit foundations.

The program is designed for postdoctoral historians from Germany and North America in the fields of history of migration preferably with an interest in the history of knowledge, and with an outstanding academic record. For German applicants, a good working knowledge of English is essential. In order to ensure successful collaboration, our preference is for applicants to already have identified their potential tandem partner. The GHI would also support candidates in finding potential Tandem partners. Preference will also be given to candidates doing original research for a new book project.

Starting in September 2017, the successful applicants will be in residence at GHI WEST at UC Berkeley for a nine-month fellowship roughly corresponding to the Berkeley academic year. They will be expected to conduct their research and fully participate in the academic life at GHI WEST. Most prominently, they are invited to participate in the annual Bucerius Lecture “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives” and the attached Young Scholars Forum. Further, in collaboration with the permanent staff at GHI WEST, they will organize an exploration workshop for the currently developing research network “Knowledge in Transit”.

As affiliated researchers at GHI WEST, the fellows will have access to the UC Berkeley academic and social facilities (library, databases, email address, office space at the IES, etc.) and are offered the opportunity to make use of further resources in the greater Bay Area – including the Magnes Collection, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives in Stanford or the National Archives/ Pacific Region in San Bruno – while pursuing their research agendas.

Funding will be provided for a 9-month stay at GHI WEST/ UC Berkeley. The monthly stipend will be 3,500 Euro per month (or the equivalent in USD). In addition, fellowship recipients will receive reimbursement for their round-trip economy airfare. The GHI regrets that it is unable to provide accommodation for its fellows.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently achieved qualification, a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max), and the names and contact details of two referees. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents in a single PDF file to: fellowships@ghi-dc.org

All candidates will be notified in early May 2017 of the result of their application. For more information, please contact: Bryan Hart (hart@ghi-dc.org).

Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #3: Intergroup Dialogue & Service Learning

Following the recent announcement of a new series to be published by the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, the third issue of Constructing intercultural Dialogues is now available. The goal is to provide concrete examples of how actual people have managed to organize and hold intercultural dialogues, so that others may be inspired to do the same. As with the continuing CID series, Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, these may be downloaded for free. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF.

CICD 3 deTurkdeTurk, S. (2017). Intergroup dialogue and service learning: Students as facilitators. Constructing Intercultural Dialogues, 3. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/constructing-icd-3-deturk.pdf

If you have a case study you would like to share, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz.


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Sociolinguistics Summer School 2017 (Spain)

Sociolinguistics Summer School 8
July 4-7, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Sociolinguistics Summer School is an annual international meeting point organised by and directed to MA and PhD students and early career researchers. SSS provides them a great opportunity to both attend plenary lectures and workshops conducted by leading researchers in the field and to present and discuss their own findings with fellow ECR’s.

Traditionally organised in England, Scotland and Ireland, the 7th edition of SSS disembarked for the first time on the continent to take place in Lyon in 2016. For 2017, the IdentiCat research group of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) offered to host SSS8 in Barcelona as part of the activities of the ISCH COST Action IS1306 New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe. Newspeakerness in relation to globalisation, management of multilingualism, and social identity will be the core theme of the SSS8, although presentations about all the current trends in sociolinguistics will be welcomed.

New deadline: 27 March 2017

St. Mary’s U Job Ad: Communication (UK)

Reader in Communication
St Mary’s University, Twickenham – School of Arts and Humanities
Closes: 22nd March 2017

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University’s multidisciplinary School of Arts and Humanities at a key moment in its development. The School currently offers excellent programmes in creative arts and humanities including BAs in Acting, Screen and Film Media, History, and Creative and Professional Writing, as well as innovative postgraduate courses in Sports Journalism, Public History, Theatre Directing, and Human Trafficking.

The School is now embarking on a new phase of curriculum and research development in several areas including Communication. The person appointed will join the Communication team and contribute to the production of cutting edge research and scholarship which will underpin excellent teaching and engage effectively with the public square including industry and international audiences.

We invite applications from outstanding candidates whose research and teaching experience lie in the general field of Communication and may relate, more specifically, to areas such as strategic communication, public relations, content strategy, public or political communication, and reputation management.

You will have experience of managing projects in an HE environment and will have the enthusiasm and creative energy necessary to contribute to the development of the Communication teaching portfolio and research profile. You will have a strong publishing record, excellent student-centred teaching experience, outstanding research and industry networks, and a commitment to developing students’ creative, entrepreneurial, and ethical capacities.

Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality academic and professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community where everybody is welcomed.

At St Mary’s you will not just be choosing a place of work but an inspiring and welcoming community where you will nurture and educate students to be ready to meet the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. We place a particular emphasis on character and life skills development in the student experience.

Vienna School of International Studies Postdoc: International Relations (Austria)

Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations
Vienna School of International Studies
Closes: 16th April 2017

The Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is proposing the appointment of a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations for two years, from 25 September 2017. Geared towards promoting the professional development of the appointee, he/she will focus on his/her own research and do a limited amount of graduate teaching.

The successful candidate must hold – or have evidence of the imminent completion of – a doctorate in Political Science/International Relations. A record of research achievement at the international level, a strong agenda for future research and previous teaching experience – preferably at graduate level – are essential.

The Vienna School of International Studies is a professional school, specialized in the interdisciplinary training of graduate students, and an associate member of APSIA. The presence of international organizations in Vienna makes for excellent research opportunities, in particular for research dealing with global governance and multilateralism broadly defined.

U Bedfordshire Job Ad: Intercultural Relations (UK)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Relations
University of Bedfordshire – Department of Business Systems & Operations

The University of Bedfordshire Business School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Relations to provide an innovative and exciting teaching experience for our students.  You will lead, develop and contribute towards teaching delivery and curriculum enhancement across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Our innovative MSc International Relations course is now in its fourth year of operation and forms a key part of our postgraduate offer.

The Department of Business Systems & Operations is international in its focus on tourism, events, aviation management marketing and is looking for an inspirational academic to develop and teach on a range of specialist courses within the subject discipline of Intercultural Relations.

In line with this, you will have experience and knowledge of teaching across a range programmes and levels of study within the HE sector. You will put the student experience at the heart of your teaching and learning strategy and will show a strong teaching focus aimed at producing graduates capable of working across international and cultural boundaries. In addition to teaching, you will also be expected to contribute towards Faculty research, engagement and enterprise activities.  Applications are welcomed from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: international relations, peacekeeping and security, gender and peacekeeping operations, intercultural management, intercultural communications and research supervision.

With a PhD in a relevant subject area or equivalent experience, ideally you will have experience, knowledge and understanding of teaching, supervising and guiding students from the UK and overseas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and an emerging research or enterprise profile within the field of intercultural relations.

Applications close 11th April 2017

 

New Journal: Internet Pragmatics

New Journal: Internet Pragmatics (IP)

The new journal Internet Pragmatics will be launched in 2018 with John Benjamins.

Internet Pragmatics aims to explore the use of language and other semiotic codes in internet-mediated interaction, with pragmatics conceived broadly as a perspective on how people produce and interpret utterances in contextualized interactions. We welcome a wide range of perspectives on the pragmatics of internet-mediated discourse, and we aim to promote interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary studies considering both qualitative and quantitative research. Because of the scope of internet pragmatics, international, intercultural, intracultural and glocalized studies are encouraged. We are interested in publishing research on internet pragmatics focusing on but not limited to:

  •  convention and innovation of internet-mediated language use
  •  pragmatics of social media
  •  internet genres
  •  internet-mediated (im)politeness, facework and relational work
  •  presentation and interpretation of selves and identities in and across internet-mediated interaction
  •  pragmatic acts, intentions and meanings in internet-mediated discourse
  •  figurative language use in internet-mediated discourse
  • philosophical issues of internet pragmatics

Editors:
Chaoqun Xie, Fujian Normal University
Francisco Yus, University of Alicante

MOOC: Media & Information Literacy & Intercultural Dialogue

UNESCO and Athabasca University jointly offer a MOOC on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID), in partnership with the International Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network.

In the evolving knowledge societies of today, some people are overloaded with information; others are starved for information. Everywhere, people are yearning to express themselves freely and to participate actively in governance processes and cultural exchange. Universally, there is a deep thirst to understand the complex world around us.

Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) is a basis for enhancing access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression, gender equality, and a high standard of education in an intercultural framework. It describes skills and attitudes that are needed to understand the functions of media and other information providers in society across a variety of media formats, including those of the Internet. It encourages the value of accepting and sharing diverse cultural and religious standpoints. The course does these things in order to enable people to share knowledge and experience, learn from one another and find, evaluate, and produce information and media content on their own. In other words, MILID covers the competencies that are vital for people to engage effectively in all aspects of development.

More and more countries recognize the importance of MILID. Over 70 countries are implementing MILID-related activities in varying degrees and reach. Yet, this takes time. At present, only a handful of states have put in place national MILID-related policies and elaborated the strategies that are needed to sustain their efforts. Meanwhile, research has shown that countries with national MILID policies and strategies have more far-reaching and sustained programmes.

This open access course in MILID, which has been designed, written and offered as a partnership between UNESCO and Athabasca University, introduces the concepts of media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue along with important issues that relate to this new set of competencies for global citizenship.

The course is open to anyone who wishes to sign in. There are 10 units addressing such concepts as media and information literacy, intercultural dialogue, freedom of expression, the multiple roles of media and advertising in contemporary life, gender representation and stereotyping in the media, challenges and opportunities for youth, and ways of engaging with new technologies for social change. If you wish to receive a certificate for taking this course, you need to achieve a grade of at least 65% overall.

Key Concept #55: Stereotypes Translated into Spanish

Continuing with translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#55: Stereotypes, first published in English in 2014, which Shirley Saenz has now translated into Spanish. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available.

Kurlyo, A.KC55 Stereotypes_Spanish Kurylo, A. (2017). Estereotipos. (S. Saenz, trans.) Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 55. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/kc55-stereotypes_spanish.pdf

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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Agence ITER: Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives (France)

The Agence ITER France yearly Intercultural Think Tank is meeting again on 4 May 2017 in Aix en Provence, hosted at the Institute for American Universities. The subject this year is Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives.

DRAFT PROGRAM

13h30 Welcome and coffee
14h Introduction by Shawn SIMPSON, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France: Cultural interpretations of Codes of Conduct
14h10 Discussion
14h30 Frederique CHOPIN, Director of CSR Master Program, Aix Marseille University: Whistle Blowing in France since the new law of 2016
14h40 Discussion
15h Carolina SERRANO ARCHIMI, Professor, Graduate School of Management, IAE Aix en Provence: Subject to be determined
15h10 Discussion
15h30 Break
15h40 Guillaume Frentz, Human Resource Officer, ITER Organization: The ITER Organization Code of Conduct and Ethics Committee
15h50 Discussion
16h20 To be determined
16h30 Discussion
16h50 End

If you would like to attend please register.