News archive - [Call for papers] Second Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe


Following the success of the First Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe, held at the LSE in June 2010, the organisers invite submissions for the Second Joint PhD Symposium, to be hosted by Centre for the Study of the Balkans at Goldsmiths, University of London. The deadline for the submission of the ‘paper proposal’ forms is Friday, March 2, 2012.

The main objective of the symposium is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas between scholars currently undertaking doctoral research on the region. It is also intended to help research students to overcome the academic isolation associated with PhD research, to try their ideas and findings on wider audiences, and to establish new collaborative links across disciplines. Researchers will also be able to engage with a wider academic community, including academic members of staff at the three institutions, and also a number of other distinguished scholars who will be involved with the symposium.

The contributions from doctoral research students focusing on the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Moldova, Romania and Turkey and working in the following disciplines are welcome: 

  •     Anthropology and Sociology
  •     Economics and Political Economy
  •     Politics and International Relations
  •     History (including Economic History)
  •     Law
  •     Social Policy
  •     Cultural Studies and Literature

Abstracts of 500 words maximum must be e-mailed to, using the ‘paper proposal’ form (downloadable from:,31202,en.php).

 Abstracts should indicate the academic significance of the topic, relevance of conceptual literature, and analytical structure. It should also include up to six key words. In addition to the ‘paper proposal’ form, applicants will be expected to provide a short statement of support from their supervisor (no more than 300 words). This should be sent by the supervisor directly to the same e-mail address.  

Completed submissions can be made by email only to: 

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 23 March 2012. We regret that we cannot notify unsuccessful applicants. Participants will be expected to pay for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence.

There will also be a registration fee of £15 for all participants, payable upon registration. General participants are welcome to attend.

 Source: LSee Newsletter

Geographical focus
  • International; Other
  • Western Balkans

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on January 25, 2012
Modified on January 25, 2012