As multifaceted, contemporary phenomena, rising civic activism and protest culture in the Black Sea countries deserve a closer study by scholars working in the social sciences and the humanities.
It is the aim of this workshop to do so, with theoretical and empirical case-studies on topics which might, for example, refer to the following topics:
- the changes in the civic literacy and the institutionalization of civic learning and engagement in the Black Sea countries over the past decades;
- representations of protests in different historical and cultural contexts;
- the making of elites, civil society and active citizenship;
- civic awareness and forms of communicating civic matters and concerns;
- social media, civic engagement and a new protest culture;
- protests as challenges to democratic values;
- governance and civic engagement – discourse, decision-making, resolution;
- the institutionalization of protests.
The New Europe College – an Institute for Advanced Study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest – invite scholars working on relevant topics to submit their proposals for a presentation (20 minutes) during the workshop. They can relate both to more theoretical questions and to case studies relevant for the wider Black Sea area.
Proposals for papers (maximum 300 words) and a short (one-page) CV of the applicant should be submitted no later than 15 April 2017.
Applicants will be notified about the result of the selection process by the end of April 2017.
The organizers will cover all expenses (international and domestic transport, accommodation, subsistence) and will provide necessary support to participants from the Black Sea countries in getting visas to enter Romania.
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