Call for Application

Transfers of laws, institutions, and policies seem have played a significant role throughout history. They seem to have been particularly important in the process of post-socialist trans-formation. The experiences with this practice are ambivalent and call for more research in this field. We need thorough accounts of such transfers, describing the process, identifying the motivations, expectations and driving forces behind them, assessing their effects, and reflecting upon them in a historical perspective. This is a broad and genuinely multidiscipli-nary endeavor.
The present workshop is intended to map the field and encourage young scholars to develop related projects. The organizers and invited experts will provide a thematic and methodolog-ical introduction to the field. Participants are asked to give brief inputs, presenting a case of transfer for discussion and possibly further research. The regional focus is on East and South East Europe, but this is not exclusive and we explicitly encourage proposals on other regions as well.

We invite applications for participation by graduate students of law and social sciences who are interested in pursuing doctoral research projects on matters related to the workshop’s topic. In order to apply, please send an email to graduiertenschule@ur.de by April 30th, 2014 including

  • a cv
  • a brief sketch of a case of transfer (up to 500 words)
  • a brief letter of recommendation by an academic teacher of yours

Travel grants and lodging will be provided to successful applicants. Also, there will be an op-portunity to get to know the Graduate School for East and South East European Studies.

In case of further questions, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Martin Löhnig, Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Deutsche und Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Kirchenrecht, Universität Regensburg

Prof. Dr. Petra Stykow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Prof. Dr. Alexander Graser, Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht und Politik, Universität Regensburg

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Call for Applications

Workshop Changing Linguistic Landscapes in Eastern Europe, July 4, 2014 at the University of Regensburg

The workshop caters for prospective applicants for the PhD-program of the Graduate School for East and South East European Studies, which have master degree in Linguistics (or will attain such before August 24, 2014), and who are interested in pursuing PhD-research projects connected with Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in the fields of Slavic, Finno-Ugric and Turkic (or Yiddish) languages and linguistics, and to research projects related to language contact, diachronic and synchronic perspectives to linguistic areas, minority languages, language planning and transnational language policies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

The one-day workshop will provide an overview of the structure of the Graduate School and its interdisciplinary profile and will instruct participants in the preparation of a well-targeted doctoral research project for the next application round, which will start on 1st July, 2014 and end on 24th August, 2014. The workshop session will be supervised by Björn Hansen (professor of Slavic languages at the University of Regensburg) and Petar Kehayov (senior researcher at the Graduate School). After the workshop, the participants will have an opportunity to attend one of the regular colloquiums of the Graduate School for East and South East European Studies.

Applications for the workshop should be sent to Sophia Neidhardt (graduiertenschule@ur.de) before May 31, 2014, and include

  • a CV
  • a description of the research project (max. 500 words)

Successful applicants will be reimbursed for their travel expenses and accommodation costs.

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