Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Newsletter: Council for European Studies

To read the full issue, click here: 

Sovereignty is at the crux of current developments in Europe and at the center of political debate—of which the 2016 referendum on Brexit is just one example. The claim to regain national sovereignty vis-a-vis EU policy-making is common to populist movements throughout Europe today, and it currently dominates the rhetoric of the national governments of Hungary and Poland as well. Anxieties about sovereignty are also key to understanding the demands put forward by regional entities such as Scotland, Catalonia, and Lombardy.

For the detailed call for proposals, click here.
Olga Sezneva's work of fiction "The Cheese Story," has been published in the Food, Food Systems, and Agriculture feature of EuropeNow. 

Sezneva is a scholar, educator, writer, and art curator. She has taught sociology in the United States, Russia and the Netherlands, where she also conducted research projects on cities and memory, media piracy, and migration. Sezneva’s academic work has appeared in a number of international journals. In 2013, she joined the international artists collective Moving Matters Traveling Workshop, with which she writes and performs, and for which she curated two projects in Amsterdam in collaboration with the Hermitage and the Allard Pierson Museum. 


Antonio Estella's book, Legal Foundations of EU Economic Governance, is out from Cambridge University Press.

Estella is Associate Professor of Administrative Law and holds a Jean Monnet Chair "ad personam" of Law and European Economic Goverenance at the University of Carlos III of Madrid (Spain). He was a Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law from 2006 to 2010. He completed his PhD at the European University Institute (Italy, 1997). Estella has a Master's degree in European Community Law from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium, 1992) and graduated in law at the Autonomus University of Madrid (Spain) in 1991. He was a Visiting Fellow at Berkeley University of Oxford (Institute of European and Comparitive Law, 2014-15), and was elected a Senior Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford, in June 2014.

Grants, Fellowships, Awards

1. HERDER-CES Fellowship

CES and the Herder Institute invite eligible early career researchers (up to 5 years post PhD completion) in the field of historical research on East Central Europe to apply for the 2018-19 Herder-CES Fellowship.

The fellowship includes a one-month paid research stay at the Herder Institute in Marburg, Germany, as well as a round-trip ticket, paid accommodations, and a conference fee waiver to the 26th International Conference of Europeanists in Madrid, Spain (June 20-22, 2019). The fellowship format also provides the financial framework for the organization of a workshop at the Herder Institute in Marburg. Further, the successful candidate will have access to the outstanding collections and the research library of the Herder Institute and the research produced during the fellowship will be featured in CES' online journal,EuropeNow.

Note: This is an opportunity open exclusively to members of CES' Research Networks.

Applications Open: October 1

2. IMSISS-CES Visiting Scholar Fellowship

The IMSISS-CES Visiting Scholar Fellowship provides mobility funding to CES Research Network members to undertake a visit of up to 2 weeks at one of the three IMSISS consortium institutions: The University of Glasgow (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland), or Charles University Prague (Czech Republic).

IMSISS is an international consortium of universities and non-academic partners funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to deliver an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. The IMSISS consortium is coordinated by the University of Glasgow. CES is an associate partner of the consortium. 

Note: This is an opportunity open exclusively to members of CES' Research Networks.


Applications Due: September 28

3. MELLON-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship

CES and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invite eligible graduate students in the humanities to apply for the 2018-19 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies. Each fellowship includes a $27,500 stipend, paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.  

Applications Open: October 1

4. European Studies First Article Prize

The European Studies First Article Prize honors new writers of articles about European history, society, economics, or culture, published within a two-year period. Humanities and social sciences articles will be considered. A multi-disciplinary First Article Prize Committee, appointed by the CES Executive Committee, will choose the winner. Each prize winner will receive $250 and recognition on CES' website and publications.

Applications Due: October 1

CES News

1. Opposition to Gender Studies Ban in Hungary

"We have been notified about your government’s proposed law to abolish accredited gender studies programs in Hungary. According to The Hungarian Journal, 'the part of the amendment which concerns gender studies provides no explanation whatsoever. Two universities are concerned: Hungary’s biggest state-funded university, ELTE, and the Central European University. If the amendment becomes official, it will mean that nobody can attend gender studies courses in Hungary and get a degree in the subject.'”

For the full letter, click here.

Research Network News

1. Immigration Research Network (IRN) Best Paper Award

Comparitive Migration Studies, under Peter Scholten, is generously supporting the IRN by sponsoring the annual IRN Best Paper Award. This sponsorship began in 2017 and entails a 500 euro prize, as well as the opportunity to have an expedited review process if the article is submitted to CMS.

In 2017, the prize was awarded to Marc Helbling (University of Bamberg) and Richard Traunmueller (Goethe-University, Frankfurt) for their paper entitled, "What Is Islamophobia? Disentangling Citizens' Feelings Towards Ethnicity, Religion and Religiosity Using A Survey Experiment."

In 2018, the prize was awarded to Lars Leszczensky (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research), Rahsaan Maxwell (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and Erik Bleich (Middlebury College), for their article entitled, "Explaining National Identification Among Muslim Adolescents: Evidence from Four European Countries."

Featured Opportunity

1. Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington
Russian Foreign Relations, Department of International Studies

The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University seeks an assistant professor specializing in Russian foreign relations to begin August 1, 2019. Applicants must hold a PhD by the start of the appointment. Applications from all disciplines are welcome. The selected candidate will conduct research on the foreign relations of the Russian Federation, teach courses in the department, and be part of the university’s vibrant and distinguished Russian Studies community. The candidate’s research languages must include Russian.

Click here for more information



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