CFP Transnational Families and Media Practices (Netherlands)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Transnational families and media practices: methods, ethics and critical approaches, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 7-9 December 2023. Deadline: 28 April 2023.

Transnational families, through their ability to cross borders, connect cultures, expand the meanings and limits of national belonging, and negotiate the cultural, linguistic and psychological challenges of migration, have become exemplary models of “mobile lives”. Transnational families offer insights into the contradictions and complexities of interculturality as a lived reality permeating more and less intimate interpersonal experiences. The centrality of transnational family communication in today’s world is enhanced by everyday digital media usage, the ubiquity of portable devices and the new technical affordances of platforms and apps. Transnational families therefore help us apprehend historical transformations connected to mediated experiences of crossing borders and interculturality.

While the attention of scholars has intensified around how transnational families both shape and are shaped by the (urban) spaces they leave and enter, organizers contend that more attention needs to be paid to the methodological and ethical challenges researchers face when studying transnational families and communities. This conference provides an opportunity for scholars to discuss the assumptions underpinning their research and to share critical reflections on the ethical responsibilities that researchers have when observing transnational families and communities, including through digital platforms and their connection with mobility processes in and through cities.

Organizers invite scholars and PhD researchers to submit abstract proposals that engage with new theoretical, methodological and ethical approaches to the study of transnational families and their communication practices in Europe and beyond. They also welcome submissions that can provide historical perspectives into the (dis)continuities characterizing transnational families and their media practices. Contributions that call into question Eurocentric forms of knowledge through decolonial narratives and frameworks are especially welcome.

Two sections of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), specifically the Diaspora, Migration and the Media; and International and Intercultural Communication sections, have organized this conference. 


CFP Diasporic Heritage & Identity (Netherlands)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Memory Studies Association’s Annual Conference on Diasporic Heritage and Identity,  22-23 June 2023, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Deadline: 31 March 2023.

In the interdisciplinary vocabulary of heritage and memory studies, the concept of diaspora continues to hold a pivotal role. This conference sets out to explore (self)representations of diasporic heritages and identities: how diasporic subjectivities and communities forge means of belonging and connection to nations, (im)material objects or space. Conceptualisations of diasporic heritage and identity can be expressed through a variety of narrative, mediatic, artistic and memorial strategies. This conference aims to provoke discussion and improve understanding of how these diasporic identities come into being, evolve and are performed through different heritage domains.

Rather than seeing diasporic heritages and identities as those with a nostalgic, romantic longing for the past, the conference seeks to stratify the range of positive or negative emotions and memory narratives that can emerge in diasporic communities. What narrative choices do diasporic individuals and communities adopt to define and challenge essentialised conceptions of heritage, identity, homeland, home and home-making? What counts as heritage, and how do diverse diasporas respond to, represent and perform their identity through the ever-changing cultural and global contexts?

This conference also aims to explore discourses of diasporic heritage, which correspond to the plethora of media, museological, political, historical and journalistic narratives and literary texts that structure a public and common understanding of identity. How does this discourse interact with (post/de) colonial narratives, xenophobic and right-wing movements, migration, displacement, conflict and transnationalism? How might repressive and authoritarian regimes impact diasporic identity expression?

Organizers encourage contributions from diverse historical and geographical contexts and invite proposals for special events such as panels, screenings, performances, exhibitions, etc.

U Leiden: Multiple Faculty Positions (Netherlands)


Multiple positions, Institute of History, University of Leiden, Netherlands. Deadline: varies by position.

  1. Full Professor in International Studies/Politics
    Deadline: 29 January 2023
    The Leiden University Institute for History is looking to appoint a full professor in International Studies with a focus on international politics to support and expand the current lines of research of, and to develop new approaches in, research and education. The new professor will provide leadership in the field of International Studies/International Relations. They will play a pivotal role in the teaching, research and management of the International Studies BA program and the International Relations MA program. The new chair will contribute a contemporary political perspective on international affairs, combining an emphasis on global questions with local insights and interpretations. Candidates with more general contemporary political science and international affairs expertise with a link to global and transnational discussions are eligible.
  2. University Lecturer in Migration History
    Deadline: 27 January 2023
    Leiden University History Department has a vacancy (Tenured position) for a Lecturer in Migration History. For this position they are looking for a Migration Historian. As a Lecturer you will hold a position in the Institute for History, working within the research specialisation Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence. Most of the teaching for this post will be in Leiden University’s Dutch-taught BA Economic and Social History, and in the English-taught MA Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence, and its sub-track Governance of Migration and Diversity (part of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus joint MA Governance of Migration and Diversity LDE GMD).
  3. University Lecturer in History/International Studies/International Relations
    Deadline: 29 January 2023
    The Institute for History seeks to expand its academic staff by appointment of an University Lecturer with teaching and research expertise in the field of North American Studies.  As a lecturer you will be primarily responsible for research and teaching on the history, politics and foreign relations of the United States. You will teach courses as needed in the History programme, the MA North American Studies, the MA International Relations and in the ‘North America’ specialization within the BA International Studies. You will participate in the research programme ‘History and International Studies, 1900 – present’ of the Institute for History.
  4. University Lecturer in Urban Studies and History
    Deadline: 30 January 2023
    The Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute for History is looking for University Lecturer in Urban Studies and History (0,8 FTE). For this position they are looking for an Urban Historian (a Historian with a profound interest in urban issues, or an Urbanist with expertise in History). As a Lecturer, you will hold a position in the Institute for History, working within the research specialisation Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence. Most of the teaching for this post will be in Leiden University’s English-taught BA Urban Studies programme based at the campus in The Hague. The Urban Studies programme is divided into four themes – safety, cultural diversity, health, and sustainability – and you should be able to connect your research to one (or more) of these overarching themes. They are especially interested to hear from candidates with expertise in non-Western urban contexts.

U Leiden: Conflict Resolution (Netherlands)


Assistant Professor in Conflict Resolution and International Organization, Institute of Security and Global Affairs, University of Leiden, Netherlands. Deadline: 9 January 2023.

Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is inviting applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Conflict Resolution and International Organization. The successful candidate will have demonstrable research record in themes related to the vacancy and a strong teaching background in methods and research design as well as in topics related to the Institute’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programme offerings. The position is aimed at strengthening the Institute’s teaching, research and grant-acquisition capacities in a phase of growth and exciting interdisciplinary research opportunities.

The successful applicant will be part of an ambitious and dynamically growing Institute and is expected to:

  • conduct independent research in the fields of conflict resolution and international organization, including topics related to international institutions and global governance;
  • support the ongoing development and implementation of the ISGA’s research strategy by publishing in leading international outlets and by attracting research grants;
  • teach in the advanced MSc programme International Relations and Diplomacy;
  • teach in the MSc in Crisis and Security Management, or the minor in Global Affairs;
  • be able to teach qualitative or quantitative methods courses;
  • contribute to the development of new courses or programme offerings at the graduate or undergraduate level;
  • participate in committees related to the Institute and its programmes;
    supervise theses.

U Amsterdam: Diaries on Self-representation, Cultural Diversity, and Migration (Netherlands)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Amsterdam Diaries: Self-representation, Cultural Diversity, and Migration,
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands. Deadline: 1 September 2022.

The Amsterdam School of Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) currently has a vacant Postdoc researcher position as part of the broader field Cultural Heritage and Identity. Within this field the focus is on material and immaterial heritage, including digital Humanities and on Cultural Heritage and societal changes. You will be part of an interdisciplinary research team that collects and analyzes diaries of ordinary people of the 19th and 20th centuries who wrote about their daily lives in Amsterdam. In the light of Amsterdam’s 750th anniversary in 2025, the team investigates what diaries can tell us about lived and narrated experiences of Amsterdam as a multicultural city.

U Leiden: Interculturality (Netherlands)


University Lecturer in Interculturality, Centre for the Arts in Society, University of Leiden, Netherlands. Deadline: 31 March 2022.

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is seeking to hire a University Lecturer (UD) with an expertise in intercultural and postcolonial studies, transnationalism, migration and globalization studies, and critical race theory in relation to arts, culture and society in Europe; as well as familiarity with film, literature or media studies, with an emphasis on new digital technologies.

The successful applicant will conduct research and teach courses at BA and MA levels. These include the BA Film and Literary Studies, BA International Studies (track Europe), the MA programmes Literary Studies (track Literature in Society) and Media Studies (track Cultural Analysis), and BA courses at Leiden University College (The Hague).

LUCAS is an international academic community that is firmly committed to developing critical and inclusive approaches to culture, art and society, and to increasing its own diversity and inclusiveness. While the focus of this position is on interculturality within and in relation to Europe, we therefore particularly welcome candidates who are well acquainted with, for example, African, Caribbean, Asian, Pacific, Latin American, Romani and/or indigenous cultures and arts, and/or the cultures and arts of migrant communities.

HAN U Applied Sciences: International Business (Netherlands)

“JobProfessor of International Business, International School of Business, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem, Netherlands. Deadline: 10 March 2022.

The Professor of International Business will contribute to the research priorities of HAN University of Applied Sciences and the International School of Business (ISB) by shaping the development of essential skills for future business professionals such as problem solving, collaboration skills and intercultural awareness and thereby supporting policies to attract businesses to the region.

The Centre of International Business Research (CIBR) is part of the International School of Business. It contributes to the development of the professional practice and ISB`s educational programmes, i.e., practice-based research and education in the international business and communication courses. The research conducted by the group focuses on global citizenship and international business (education), international entrepreneurship, and sustainable international finance and supply chains. CIBR consists of an ambitious group of researchers and is looking for an individual who likes to further develop the Centre’s national recognition in line with the priorities of the university.

The professor of International Business is responsible for knowledge development, knowledge dissemination to and from the educational and professional practice, the professional development of lecturers and the translation of knowledge into the curriculum of the IB programme.

U Groningen: Intercultural Competence Trainer (Netherlands)


Senior Intercultural Competence Trainer (0.6-0.8 FTE), Language Centre, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands. Deadline: 22 March 2020.

Design, build and delivery of a broad range of intercultural competence training for various faculties of the University, in the context of the University’s Language and Culture policy. The primary target audience will be faculty, but the candidate should be able to adapt training delivery style to the audience: students, external clients or businesses.
You will be part of a community of advanced practitioners, engaged in high level theoretical exchange, with an extensive international network.

Workshop: Using MCA in Culturally Diverse Settings (Netherlands)

EventsMethod workshop: “At home, I have chores. I am Polish” – Membership categorization analysis as a method to analyze interaction in culturally diverse settings, May 17th, 2019 (13:00 – 17:30), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Membership categorization analysis (MCA) is a valuable approach for researchers focusing on discourse in culturally diverse settings as it provides insights into how individuals are positioned in social interaction, how groups are generated, and how thereby specific moral orders are established. MCA was established by the early Harvey Sacks and further developed within the field of ethnomethodology. The important question for participants in interactions as well as observers is which categories become relevant, why they are made relevant, and why at this very moment. Furthermore, the analysis of categories, relations between categories, and conclusions people draw from these categories elucidate a huge part of mundane sense-making, yet also moral reasoning. Today, MCA is often combined with conversation analysis, yet not exclusively so.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Daniel Rellstab, Professor for Intercultural German Studies and Multilingualism, University of Education, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

In the last part of this method workshop, doctoral students working on the broad topic of social identities are invited to present their work in a 3-minute / 2 slide-presentation. Doctoral students who wish to present should include a brief description of their topic and method (max. 150 words).

The event is free for NeFCA members and PhD students (10€ fee for non-members) and includes tea/coffee.

CFP Non-Professional Interpreting/Translation (Netherlands)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation, June 24-26, 2020, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Deadline: 15 September 2019.

The Fifth International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation (NPIT5) Organising Committee invites proposals for presentations on any theoretical, empirical, ethical and methodological aspect of research related to the conference theme, Bridging diverse worlds: Expanding roles and contexts of non-professional interpreters and translators. For all proposals the official conference language will be English.

Due to increased globalisation and migration waves, the research field of non-professional interpreting and translation studies has gained in prominence and acknowledgement in recent years. Nonetheless, to receive the recognition it deserves within the field of interpreting and translation studies, the critical and expanding role of non-professional interpreters and translators within increasingly complex and diverse contexts, needs continued attention from academia and practice. Pushing definitional and theoretical boundaries of interpreting and translation, it is a dynamic and still under-researched field that does not necessarily conforms to norms guiding professional multilingual communicative practices, though in many settings and contexts non-professional interpreting and translation is, in fact, more common in bridging diverse cultural and linguistic worlds, than professional interpreting and translation.

By bringing together researchers from various disciplines and practitioners from diverse settings, NPIT5 aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners within the field to share and discuss recent and relevant work within this discipline and related to the activities of non-professional interpreters and translators. Furthermore, this forum serves to expand the theoretical, methodological, ethical and disciplinary approaches related to this form of linguistic and cultural mediation. It builds on discussions initiated at the first four international conferences on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation held in Bologna/Forlì (2012), Mainz/Germersheim (2014), Zurich (2016), and Stellenbosch (2018).

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