Theatre as tool in ICD

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Theatre as a Tool for Intercultural Dialogue
20-26 September 2011  Iİzmir, Turkey

This project will bring young people from diverse European backgrounds together to participate in an activity using Theatre Tools for Intercultural Dialogue. The primary focus of the Training will be analysing the topical subject of diversity and all its related issues. Activities will include working in groups and having a practical experience at international level.  At the end of course we will prepare a show to perform for public. Spain, Belgium, Turkey, Italy, Uk, Poland, Romania are our partner counties.  21 Participants will attend this project. We have 4 trainers from İtaly, Spain, UK and Turkey. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Turkish National Agency is general coordinator and supporter of  this projects.

Objectives:
– to raise debates and confrontations about the subject matter
– to introduce working methods using different experiences
– to know organisations from other European countries
– to create an atmosphere of mutual understanding between people from different cultures
– to develop innovative activities at local level

Date and Venue:  Our training is in Izmir. It is the 3th biggest city in Turkey. We will stay at a Deniz Atı holiday village on seaside of Eagen Sea.  Participants will be at hotel before 15.00  20 September  2011 . Participants will leave the hotel on 26 September 2011 after breakfast.

This project is organized by Youth for Art and INCA (International Network for Culture and  Art).

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Euro-Med Seminar ICD

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

We are pleased to announce the Euro-Mediterranean seminar “Indicators for Intercultural Dialogue in Non-formal Education Activities”, organised in the framework of the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth from 22-24 September 2011 in Mollina, Spain, during the 12th University on Youth and Development.

The participants of the seminar will be youth workers, trainers in non-formal education, educational experts and researchers, stakeholders, and youth policy experts from the Euro-Mediterranean region. All participants should:
Be interested and experienced in the topics of intercultural dialogue;
Be familiar with the intercultural dialogue aspects in non-formal education activities;
Be ready to contribute to the programme and reflections of the seminar;
Be able to work in English;
Be interested in the University on Youth and Development;
Be available for the full duration of the seminar.
Priority will be given to the participants/practitioners interested in contributing to the testing and evaluation phase of the project.

The detailed presentation of the project and of the seminar, as well as the application procedure can be found in Presentation call for pax seminar ICD indicators Sept 2011. Please note that the application form should be submitted on-line by 18 July 2011.

Viktoria Karpatska
Partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth
c/o: Council of Europe – Directorate of Youth and Sport
European Youth Centre Budapest
H-1024 Budapest, Zivatar u. 1-3. HUNGARY
E-mail: viktoria.karpatska@coe.int; Fax: +36 1 212 4076
http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int | http://www.eycb.coe.int

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U MD Intercultural position

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
Department of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor, Intercultural Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a primary emphasis in the area of intercultural communication. The starting date for this position is August 23, 2012.

The successful candidate will demonstrate or show promise of significant research, have a high level of competence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and be capable of directing graduate research in intercultural communication. In addition, it would be desirable for the candidate’s research to intersect with one or more of the department’s other research areas (feminist studies; health communication; media studies; persuasion and social influence; public relations; and rhetoric and political culture). Ability to teach communication theory and research methods is required, and teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Its program in intercultural communication was ranked 5th in the 2004 National Communication Association’s reputational study of doctoral programs.

The University of Maryland is located within the Washington, DC metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities. Applicants interested in the area’s research resources and opportunities, including its access to federal funding agencies, are especially encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application by September 15, 2011. The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be e-mailed to Mr. Ray Chang, at raychang@umd.edu. Applicants with questions should e-mail Dr. Elizabeth L. Toth at eltoth@umd.edu.

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental Web site at http://www.comm.umd.edu.  The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

USC Journalism position

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
New Position in Communication and Journalism

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks a junior scholar of journalism studies to be jointly appointed in its School of Communication and School of Journalism.  Candidates should have a record of scholarship in the study of journalism and society, be able to relate to scholarship in communications and journalism, and make connections with relevant disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.  Doctoral degree in communication or related discipline is required.   Professional experience in journalism is desirable for this position.

The School of Communication and Journalism is a leader in the implementation of USC’s strategic plan, which emphasizes innovation in inter-disciplinary research that addresses societal needs.

Applicants should send a CV, three letters of recommendation, and samples of their work to Journalism Studies Search, Dr. Imre Meszaros, Associate Director, School of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, 3502 Watt Way, Ste 305,  Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281.  For questions, please write to meszaros@usc.edu , (213) 740-0934.

Review of applications will begin on September 1st and continue until the position is filled.  USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

Post-doc St. Louis U

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Intercultural Studies

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Intercultural Studies, to begin Fall 2011 which is a two-year position with the second year renewal contingent on a satisfactory annual review.

We are looking for a candidate whose scholarly program is focused on issues of interculturality, with a strong interest in relevant methodology and theory. Eligible applicants will have worked on topics that span more than one discipline in humanities and social sciences. A demonstrated facility with a second language, if related to the candidate’s research, is desirable. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand before the date of entry for taking up the post-doctoral position. You will work with a team of researchers on a project entitled “Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Interculturality,” under the supervision and mentorship of the project director. In this role, you will be expected to produce an extensive article on a topic related to the project (to be considered for publication in the project’s jointly authored volume), as well as present a publishable paper at its planned conference in 2013.

You will also participate in Saint Louis University’s academic and intellectual community by presenting the results of your research at symposia, colloquia, and faculty seminars, and assist the team in organizational matters.
Complete materials should be received by July 31, 2011.  All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu  and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and a writing sample, preferably a published work.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Health insurance is included.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.

MA in Cultural Policy and Management

MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management
Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans

The University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, in cooperation with the University Lyon 2, France is organizing a joint MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans). This MA programme, taught in English and French, has gained an international reputation. Accredited by the University Lyon 2 and supported by other partner universities, professional organizations and guest experts from all over Europe, it attracts not only students from the Balkan region but also those coming from Europe and worldwide, who seek a new, stimulating and different study environment.

This programme enables students to be part of a creative capital and multicultural landscape of the Balkans. For its excellence in the promotion of intercultural cooperation and mediating capacities of culture, the MA in Cultural Policy and Management has been named UNESCO Chair in 2004.

The programme is implemented through lectures, project making, research based learning, problem solving, small group work, individual and group tutorials, internships in France and Balkan countries, seminars and workshops designed to help the student develop wider contextual understanding, research skills and awareness of professional issues.

Interested candidates are invited to apply by 13-15 June 2011 and 19-20 September 2011 respectively. For more information, please visit http://www.arts.bg.ac.rs/rektoraten/stud/?id=infobuduci

Music Tourism and Travel

CALL FOR PAPERS

Soundtracks: Music, Tourism and Travel
Liverpool, United Kingdom
6-9 July 2012

As an expression of culture, a form of intangible heritage, a signifier of place, and a marker of moments, music provides an important and emotive narrative for tourists. Indeed, it is increasingly difficult to imagine tourism ‘in silence’, outside of the scores and songs which accompany and punctuate journeys. From touristic performances of traditional dance, pilgrimages to the homes and graves of composers and singers, impromptu street entertainments, tours to concerts, attending festivals, to the sounds of the car radio, the travelling with ipods and the ‘muzak’ of hotel lifts, music can both activate and shape the journey, and passively permeate its duration. Music can both define and transcend the borders of destinations, emphasise and challenge notions of tradition, provide opportunities for liminal play, transgression and resistance and, help define the identities of visitors and the visited.

In this, the CTCC’s 6th international research conference, and in the City of Liverpool famed for its popular music, we seek to explore the relationships between tourism, tourists and all forms/genres and sub-genres of music including: popular, classical, folk, dance, rock, jazz and hip-hop, across all cultures and continents. In the context of new and old global mobilities, we are interested in musical pilgrimage, the material and social flows of travellers and musicians, the cultural and economic policies that promote music tourism, festivals and performances for tourists, ethnographies of touristic encounters with music, the place of music in the representation of tourism destinations and, the role of music in the construction of tourist discourses, narratives and memories. As in previous events, the conference aims to provide critical dialogue beyond disciplinary boundaries and epistemologies and thus we welcome papers from the widest range of disciplines and fields including: anthropology, cultural geography, cultural studies, ethnology and folklore, history, heritage studies, landscape studies, leisure studies, museum studies, musicology and ethnomusicology, philosophy, political sciences, sociology, subaltern studies, tourism studies and urban/spatial planning.

We welcome innovative perspectives on all aspects of music and tourism. Key themes of interest to the conference include:
Musical memory – the role of music in narratives of touristic experience
Fans, pilgrimage and performances – motivations, behaviours and meanings
The tourist’s involvement in preserving and creating musical traditions
Managing tourists at musical sites
Musical imaginaries – representing places, peoples and pasts in music
Dance tourism and embodied practices
Designing ambience – mobilising music in touristic spaces
Music festivals as opportunities for tourist encounters
Inspirations – travelling musicians
Music as intangible heritage – touring through traditions
Challenging musical traditions – tourist ‘noise’
Please submit a 300 word abstract including title and full contact details as an electronic file to ctcc@leedsmet.ac.uk. You may submit your abstract as soon as possible but no later than November 21st 2011.

For further details on the conference please contact us at Email ctcc@leedsmet.ac.uk or Tel. +44 (0) 113 812 8541.

Cole Foundation grants

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Grant applications for the Cole Foundation’s upcoming round of Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles programs are now available online. Recent grants totalling $148,140 were handed out to professional theatre companies in Montreal for their 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons. The Cole Foundation created this grant program to encourage a better understanding and greater social harmony amongst the various cultural communities of Montreal through the presentation of professional French and English language theatre. Barry Cole, Cole Foundation President, believes that dialogue leads to better understanding, appreciation and greater social harmony amongst the cultural communities. With this in mind, the Cole Foundation initiated the programme Intercultural Conversations to stimulate the production of theatrical events that feature intercultural dialogue and that introduce Montrealers to other cultural heritages and social realities. Intercultural Conversations consists of production grants, commissioning grants and translation grants to both French and English theatre companies.

Montreal is a multicultural city welcoming people of all ethnic origins. The Cole Foundation wants Montrealers to have a greater awareness of the voices and stories from and about its diverse cultures and communities. Dialogue among these various cultural communities is one way of bringing them together. Theatre has the ability of fostering this intercultural dialogue through the presentation of stories of other cultures on stage and the Cole Foundation considers it vital to support plays that explore these important issues.

Grants for the next competition relate to the 2012-13 and 2013-14 theatre seasons. The deadline for the fourth competition of this meaningful award is October 7. Application forms are now available online where you will also find further information, including lists of past recipients.
Intercultural Conversations grant application forms are available for download here: www.colefoundation.ca/community/competition-forms

Information about the Intercultural Conversations program: www.colefoundation.ca/community
Information about the Cole Foundation Pediatric Oncology research grants: http://www.colefoundation.ca

European Intercultural Forum

The European Intercultural Forum e.V., a NGO based in Berlin, operating in the fields of youth participation, European Citizenship, conflict management and intercultural learning is looking for new partners in the fields of the Action 2 of the Youth in Action Programme: European Voluntary Service.

We are registered as a sending organisation under reference 2010-DE-31 on the EVS database and are looking for EVS hosting placements in various countries for motivated young volunteers from Germany (including fewer opportunities profiles).
Please contact us in case you would like to host volunteers from Berlin on short-term and/or long-term EVS projects and discuss possible partnerships.

EVS coordinator: Tiphaine Coulardeau
European Intercultural Forum e.V.
Prenzlauer Allee 176, Berlin
eif.germany@…


European Intercultural Forum e.V.
Address | Prenzlauer Allee 176, 10409 Berlin – Germany
Mail | eif.germany@…
Website | www.european-intercultural-forum.org

Public Mission of Social Sciences/Humanities

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Public Mission of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Transformation and Renewal

Transatlantic Conference with Jutta Allmendinger, Lisa Anderson, Thomas Bender, Michael Burawoy, Craig Calhoun, Klaus Eder, Rogers Smith, Wolfgang Streeck, Jacques Revel, Stephen Walt, and others. Leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic who have studied the history of their disciplines will analyze the historical transformation of the public role of their professions comparatively and critically.

Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Berlin, Germany, September 16-17, 2011
To follow from a distance (conference-related conversations, content and outcomes), you can sign up for the newsletter [http://bit.ly/l0orVo] or follow updates on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PublicSphereHub
* Conference registration (free, but RSVP required): http://bit.ly/lILnic
* Conference outline and preliminary program: http://bit.ly/jIv0tP
* Companion to the conference (research resources): http://bit.ly/hDwOhe
* Practical information for attending the conference, including tips for hotels in the area and cheap accommodation for students: http://bit.ly/m2Uvqc
Inquiries: for questions about the Berlin conference, please contact our European partners at publicmission@wzb.eu
The transatlantic conference is inspired by and builds on the SSRC’s Academia & the Public Sphere Essay Series: http://bit.ly/fVf5Ux
Sponsored by the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), The Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt University, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) at New York University.
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