[ Informação Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies ]

Call for Papers: Hong Kong Conference on EU and its Partners in Global Governance (14-15 June 2018)

Conference Theme

While global trade and investment have been reiterated as core interests in the European Commission’s 2017 reflection paper ‘Harnessing Globalization’, as well as in its 2015 communication ‘Trade for All’, the EU’s 2016 Global Strategy claims that ‘prosperity must be shared [globally] and requires fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals worldwide’. Moreover, the Commission’s 2016 communication ‘an External Strategy for Effective Taxation’ proposed a framework to support developing countries in improving their domestic capacity for tax collection, in line with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The present international conference, co-organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies of KU Leuven, investigates how the EU can seek new partnerships to implement these critical objectives.

To this end we invite paper proposals that analyze the interrelationships of investment, trade, tax and sustainable development policies. The idea is to better understand the ways in which the EU and its international partners are involved in the governance of investment, trade tax and sustainable development: what are areas of convergence and divergence? How do the EU’s efforts towards good global governance resemble or differ from those of its partners? How (and what) can the EU learn from its partners, and vice versa? What areas allow for significant global governance opportunities, and will the EU (and/or its international partners) seize these opportunities? Does the current political climate prevent the EU from playing a leading role in the global governance of investment, trade, tax and sustainable development?

Click here to read the full call: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/events/2018/call-for-papers-eucross-hong-kong-conference.pdf



[ Informação Manuela Mendes ]

2018 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies will be held in Bucharest, Romania, September 4 to 7, 2018.

Please send your abstract of no more than 250 words and indicate whether this is a submission to a particular panel. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the academic program committee, which includes representatives of the Gypsy Lore Society Board of Directors and local organisers. If your paper is submitted to a panel, the convenors of the particular panel also will review the abstract. Deadline: March 31, 2018.

Please send your abstracts in plain text format (no tables or charts) in the body of an e-mail message (not as an attachment) in Englishto the academic program committee, gypsyloresociety.conference@gmail.com, subject line 2018 GLS Annual Meeting and Conference.

Panel: Methodological challenges in the study of Roma

Organizers: Manuela Mendes (mamendesster@gmail.com) and Olga Magano (Olga.Magano@uab.pt)
The practice of research in Roma Studies implies a holistic approach and theoretical-practical imagination and the flexible and complementary use of several techniques of data collection. On the one hand, what reciprocity in terms of benefits researcher / participants in research, what discussions are raised in terms of ethics? Can we advance with the notion of ethics situated in Roma studies? To what extent we can enter and leave the lives of the investigated, collect the information sought and leave them with immense expectations about our work when we know that pure research work is not primarily about social activism or the mission to intervene / interfere in people’s lives?
On the other hand, the field studies generate tensions and conflicts, having a dissonance of expectations between investigators and investigated. The studies can also contribute to Roma empowerment, participation in society, sense of community to others and the concern for the common good. The use of participatory action research and the adoption of strategies of co-production in research aims at the empowerment; working “with” communities tends to provide the communities with greater control over the research process and is a mutual process of learning.
The objective of this panel is to provide a space for sharing and debate of methodologies and research techniques in the study of Roma, whether quantitative or qualitative, in different areas of social sciences and in different countries.
Subject: Methodological approaches on Roma Studies
Key words: Roma studies, methodologies, co-production, participatory processes.

Panel: Roma and public policies: what impacts the integration of Roma?

Organizers: Olga Magano (Olga.Magano@uab.pt), Manuela Mendes (mamendesster@gmail.com), and Stefania Toma (tomastefania76@yahoo.com)

Roma continue to be referred to as the poorest people, with the worst housing conditions, the least educated, and the main target of racism and discrimination in today’s societies. In order to promote measures for the integration of Roma people States have implemented, in various countries, public policies that promote social welfare in accordance with the guidelines of the “modern and democratic” Social State.
Policies vary from country to country, for example in some there are specific policies for Roma and in others there are only universal policies. Knowledge about the impact of existing policies is still poorly publicized and sharing and discussion is urgently needed with the exchange of experiences and examples of good practice.
The aim of this panel is to bring together papers that reflect on the impact of national and international public policies which are in line with the European Strategy for Roma Integration in the European Union and the national strategies for the integration of Roma in each country as well as on projects and intervention strategies mobilized by non-governmental organizations which had decisive and little known effects on Roma individuals and families, and which promoted social change and greater equality of access to the effective exercise of citizenship as recommended by international bodies.
Key Words: Roma, public policies; integration; good practices



[ Informação Historia UFF ]

Seminário de História no Brasil – 2018

De 23 a 27 de julho de 2018 a Seção Fluminense da Associação Nacional de História – ANPUH-RJ – promoverá o I Encontro Internacional: História & Parceria e o XVIII Encontro de História. Convidamos os interessados a enviarem trabalhos e divulgarem o Simpósio Temático 47: “Militares, Poder e Sociedade: Métodos de História e Parcerias”, coordenado pelo Prof. Dr. Fernando da Silva Rodrigues (UNIVERSO) que é o coordenador do GT- História Militar da ANPUH. Os interessados no ST 47 que tenham dúvidas podem escrever para o e-mail: gthistoriamilitar@gmail.com

Maiores detalhes em: http://www.encontro2018.rj.anpuh.org/simposio/view?ID_SIMPOSIO=5


A História Social dos Militares vem surgindo, nos últimos anos, revigorada com novos olhares e perspectivas. A velha visão de uma história-batalha enaltecedora de heróis simplesmente desapareceu. A Nova História que envolve a pesquisa sobre os militares vem crescendo com diferentes percepções e abordagens. Este Simpósio tem por objetivo investigar temas convergentes entre a história militar e a sua relação com a sociedade e com a política. Geralmente, a cultura da memória vem desempenhando um papel essencial para a continuidade do debate sobre a construção e desenvolvimento de uma sociedade. As Instituições militares e seus atores também contribuíram para a construção dessa história. Nesse contexto o objetivo do Simpósio Temático é mostrar as possíveis parcerias entre investigadores da área, além de discutir temas como fontes e metodologias de pesquisa em arquivos militares, a história do ensino militar como base da formação profissional, as crises políticas que envolveram esses atores, os conflitos internos institucionais, a historiografia, a memória, suas relações com a geopolítica, inovações militares no campo das novas tecnologias, produção de mídias, o recrutamento, os tipos de guerras, as intervenções políticas, entre tantas outras possibilidades de pesquisa.