This volume examines the roles and contributions of civil society and social movements in terms of women and youth empowerment, freedom of expression, conflict resolution, the promotion of human rights and community peace-building. For this scope, it investigates the impact of civil society and social movements organizations on politics, power and their impact on social and political life. The book also analyses the extent to which the new information technologies are used by civil society and social movements for mobilizing as well as framing their political and social demands.
Call for Papers
The Druze Millennium: Celebrating a Thousand Years of Diversity
American University of Beirut
The Department of Germanic Languages at Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce the 24th Biennial St. Louis Symposium on German Literature and Culture, “The Arts of Democratization: Styling Political Sensibilities in Postwar West Germany,” to take place April 5-7, 2018. The event is co-organized by Jennifer M. Kapczynski and Caroline A. Kita and generously funded by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Thyssen Foundation, and the Washington University Center for the Humanities.
The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) welcomes applications for the 47th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, to be held 17 – 21 June 2018 at the Red Lion Inn in Olympia, Washington.
For humankind, energy production and consumption present a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need energy to survive; on the other hand, the production of energy with current technology poses a threat to our very survival as it is not sustainable from a long-term perspective. The emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of energy humanities (Szeman and Boyer “The Rise of Energy Humanities”, 2014) responds to these concerns by viewing energy as a key factor in contemporary human (social, cultural, political) relations.
This call for papers is for a proposed panel for the upcoming 103rd meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in Indianapolis, IN between OCT 3-7 2018. (The panel has not yet been submitted to ASALH and I am currently collecting abstracts for the submission.) Once assembled, the panel will focus on themes of black legal confinement across the 20th century, and attempts to resist, protest, and dismantle unfair systems of incarceration.
Today, the question of ethics in politics and its importance for the sustenance of the democratic norms and institution is more important than ever. (Un)ethical leadership affects everyone and has the tremendous implications for our political and economic life. The Summit and Conference will address these implications in a day-two event.
Call for Papers: Memory and Repression
American Studies Institute 2018:
“Love and Rage: The 1960s and Contemporary U.S. Culture and Politics”
The 2018 seminar offers German doctoral and post-doctoral scholars insights into current developments in American Studies and related academic fields in the U.S.
Commentaries read horizontally:
Towards a sociological approach to the study of commentaries in the Islamicate world
Call for papers – International Conference and Collective Volume