2015 Conference on Cultural Diplomacy (Germany)

Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity
2015 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy
Berlin, Germany, 1013 December 2015

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world’s leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy, hosted and organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in partnership with other leading institutions at the end of each year. The 2015 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy: Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity, to be held in Berlin, Germany, on 1013 December 2015, aims to present all practices that the field of cultural diplomacy has to offer to the international community for their application to try to remedy and solve the growing global challenges. The conference will bring together leading politicians, religious leaders, senior academics and celebrated artists together with representatives from areas of conflict in order to establish new institutions and initiatives that will help with these challenges using the practice of cultural diplomacy together with other practices and means.

Participation in the conference is open to governmental and diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world. The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.

More information:
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Genthiner Str. 20
10785 Berlin, Germany
E-mail: info@culturaldiplomacy.org
Web: www.culturaldiplomacy.org

Anthropocene Campus Berlin 2014

ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS
November 14–22, 2014
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Call for Applications
deadline: April 30, 2014

Encouraging new forms of transdisciplinary discourse and research the anthropocene project 2013/14 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (HKW) aims to investigate the manifold implications of the Anthropocene hypothesis for cultures of knowledge. If indeed humankind has become the dominant biogeophysical force, effecting changes on a planetary scale, how can the arts, sciences and humanities contribute to a critical awareness, understanding and responsible co-shaping of these transformations? How can creative and problem-oriented modes of knowledge production and educational practices be developed?

The anthropocene curriculum addresses these questions by way of a cross-disciplinary experiment in higher education. Initiated by HKW and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG) the project has brought together a group of 27 renowned university teachers from science, the humanities, and art & design. They are collaboratively developing a set of topics relevant to the Anthropocene in an attempt to encourage the integration of cross-disciplinary thinking, mutual learning, and civic commitment in the curricula of universities and research institutions.

This exemplary curriculum will be put into teaching practice at the anthropocene campus taking place november 14-22, 2014 at HKW in Berlin. One hundred international participants will be given the opportunity to engage in this curricular experiment, contributing their own perspectives and expertise. The campus provides a transdisciplinary co-learning space for young scholars from a wide range of disciplinary, academic, and professional backgrounds and opens up a forum for exploring the scopes, scales, and designs of Anthropocene relevant knowledge. The anthropocene campus will be a central component of a series of public events at HKW–including lectures, workshops, exhibitions, screenings, and artistic events – by which the two-year anthropocene project will come to its close.

Applicants should be strongly committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and demonstrate a broad interest in Anthropocene related research questions. Active participation is expected both during the Campus as well as in pre- and postwork to be assigned by the instructors.

An essential part of the output of the anthropocene curriculum will be the collaborative production of an anthropocene coursebook. The online platform will serve as central tool for the development and communication of syllabi, coursework, and the coursebook, and provide a long-time discussion space for all participants.

More information on the background of this project, seminar contents, the instructors, selection criteria and the application procedure can be found here.

Applicants
The call primarily addresses doctoral students (or equivalent) from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds in the sciences, humanities, engineering, design, and the arts. However, excellent final-year master’s degree candidates as well as postdocs are also encouraged to apply. Moreover, the call extends to researchers and actors from outside of academia, including research oriented institutions from civil society, the arts and politics (e.g. think-tanks, NGOs).

Working language
The working language will be English.

Procedure
All applications must be made using the online application form on our website:
anthropocene-curriculum.org, and submitted no later than April 30, 2014. Applicants must submit a CV, a brief description of their interest in the Anthropocene–as well as the anthropocene curriculum project in particular–and name a reference person.

Acceptance
Letters will be sent out until May 30, 2014. Registration for the campus begins on June 16, 2014 on the website, where participants will have the opportunity to choose their individual course from among the series of seminars.

Registration & funding
The registration fee of € 100 covers meals and accommodation. The participants are expected to procure their own travel funding. A very limited number of need-based travel grants can be provided. Please indicate and specify your necessity in the application form.

Contact
For further questions or information contact us.

The Anthropocene Curriculum is part of the Anthropocene Project. The Anthropocene Project is an initiative of Haus der Kulturen der Welt in cooperation with the Max Planck Society, Deutsches Museum, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam.

2014 EURIAS fellowships

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, EURIAS offers 39 fellowships (20 junior and 19 senior positions).

All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.

APPLICATION
– Applications are submitted online (www.eurias-fp.eu), where you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure.
The deadline for applications is July 5th, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

– Scientific assessment by two international referees
– Pre-selection by the EURIAS international Scientific Committee
– Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards
– Publication of results: January 2014

For further information on the Programme, please consult our website.
For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions, see here.

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EURIAS Fellowships

EURIAS (European Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme) est un programme de mobilité internationale qui propose des résidences de recherche de 10 mois dans 14 instituts d’études avancées : Berlin, Bologne, Bruxelles, Bucarest, Budapest, Cambridge, Helsinki, Jérusalem, Lyon, Nantes, Paris, Uppsala, Vienne et Wassenaar. Les instituts d’études avancées offrent à des chercheurs de haut niveau la possibilité de travailler en toute indépendance. Ils bénéficient des meilleures conditions de recherche et de l’environnement stimulant d’une communauté scientifique internationale et pluridisciplinaire de premier plan.Les résidences sont principalement allouées aux candidats issus des sciences de l’homme et de la société, mais sont également ouvertes aux sciences exactes et aux sciences du vivant dès lors que les recherches ne requièrent pas de travail en laboratoire et qu’elles engagent un dialogue avec les sciences humaines et sociales. La diversité des 14 instituts offre aux chercheurs du monde entier un large panel de contextes et d’environnements de recherche en Europe. Les candidats indiquent jusqu’à trois structures d’accueil possibles en dehors de leur pays de nationalité ou de résidence.Le programme est ouvert à toutes les nationalités ; aux chercheurs prometteurs en début de carrière comme aux plus reconnus. Le programme étant extrêmement compétitif, les candidats doivent soumettre un projet de recherche solide et innovant, démontrer leur capacité à dépasser les spécialisations disciplinaires et témoigner d’une implication internationale et de publications importantes.Pour l’année académique 2013-2014, EURIAS offre 32 résidences de recherche (pour 16 chercheurs juniors et 16 chercheurs séniors).

Les 14 Instituts sont convenus de dispositions communes, incluant une allocation de 26,000 € pour un junior et 38,000 € pour un sénior, la mise à disposition d’un logement (ou une prime de mobilité), un budget de recherche, ainsi que la prise en charge du voyage.

CANDIDATURE
– Les candidatures sont exclusivement soumises en ligne sur le site www.eurias-fp.eu. Vous y trouverez des informations détaillées quant au contenu des candidatures, les critères d’éligibilité, la procédure de sélection.
La date limite de candidature est le 7 juin 2012. Aucune candidature ne pourra être acceptée au-delà de cette date.

PROCÉDURE DE SÉLECTION
– Évaluation scientifique par deux experts internationaux
– Présélection par le Comité scientifique international d’EURIAS
– Sélection par les Conseils scientifiques des instituts

CALENDRIER

Date limite de candidature  7 juin 2012

Résultats de la présélection par le Comité scientifique d’EURIAS  Mi-octobre 2012

Publication des résultats  Mi-décembre 2012

Rentrée académique des résidents  septembre/octobre 2013

Pour de plus amples informations sur le programme, merci de consulter le site www.eurias-fp.eu
Pour de plus amples informations sur les IEA et les conditions de résidence : www.eurias-fp.eu/IAS

 

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 14 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyons, Nantes, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 14 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues.For the 2013-2014 academic year, EURIAS offers 32 fellowships (16 junior and 16 senior positions).

All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.

APPLICATION
– Applications are submitted online via www.eurias-fp.eu, where, you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure.
The deadline for applications is June 7th, 2012. Late applications will not be considered.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

– Scientific assessment by two international referees
– Pre-selection by the EURIAS international Scientific Committee
– Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards

CALENDAR OF ACTIONS

Application deadline  June 7th, 2012

Results of the preselection by EURIAS Scientific Committee → Mid-October, 2012

Publication of IAS final selections → Mid-December, 2012

Arrival of fellows  September/October 2013

For further information on the Programme, please consult our website: www.eurias-fp.eu
For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions: www.eurias-fp.eu/ias

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