ECPR General Conference, Oslo
Sep 6 – Sep 9 ganztägig
ECPR General Conference, Oslo @ Oslo | Oslo | Norwegen

2017 General Conference, Oslo

The 2017 General Conference will be held at the University of Oslo, which was founded in 1811 and was the first University in Norway.

The General Conference is the platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the discipline, and is Europe’s biggest gathering of political scientists. Attracting scholars throughout the world, and at all stages of their career, the conference covers the full range of political science. The Academic Programme will consist of lectures, Roundtables and themed Sections and Panels on topical subjects. Each Panel will include 4 – 5 Papers. The Programme will be very broad with Sections covering all the main areas of political science, political theory and international relations.

The key to a successful conference is teaming challenging academic content with a stimulating plenary timetable, which also includes social functions that facilitate effective networking. The General Conference does just this through roundtables, a plenary lecture and an interesting social programme. Oslo, with its world-class museums and galleries, fjords, forests, hills and lakes, also promises to be an exciting backdrop to the Conference.

For further information please contact the Events Team / +44 (0) 1206 630046



The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises
Sep 13 – Sep 16 ganztägig
The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises @ Barcelona | Katalonien | Spanien

11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Organised by the European International Studies Association and Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.

The origins of the discipline of International Relations is a contested question, yet there is one common thread that connects many of the acclaimed reconstructions of the disciplines genesis: IR constituted itself as a clearly demarcated and institutionalised discipline at a violent historical conjuncture marked by world wars, colonial occupations, economic crises and a deeply unequal world order. For many scholars, IR symbolised a collective effort to confront these questions, and design the conditions of a more stable, peaceful world. Fast-forward to 2016, the contemporary challenges that face societies and the world at large are similar to those that helped trigger the formation of the discipline. Recurring crises of capitalism, the strengthening of racist discourses and political forces across the global North and South, continuing military interventions and brutal political violence, as well as the increasingly grim prospect of environmental catastrophe, throw into sharp relief the urgency of utilising our scholarship to interrogate and unmask the causes and perpetrators of these crises. We are, once again, at a historical intersection shaped by political, economic and environmental predicaments at which we need to ask what kind of a role IR should play in navigating these crises.

11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations invites the International Studies community to reflect upon the politics and responsibilities of International Relations scholarship in an age of crises. We particularly welcome contributions that investigate the ways in which the discipline can help design political, economic and social alternatives beyond the existing configurations that underpin the current crises. While we encourage participants to submit proposals in line with the conference theme, we are open to and invite contributions from all sub-fields of International Studies, as well as from the other branches of the social sciences that are concerned with similar questions and themes.

Barbara Budrich Publishers will be present: visit our booth!

Aktuelle Herausforderungen der Geschlechterforschung
Sep 28 – Sep 30 ganztägig
Aktuelle Herausforderungen der Geschlechterforschung @ Köln | Nordrhein-Westfalen | Deutschland

Erste Gemeinsame Tagung der Fachgesellschaft Geschlechterstudien e.V. (Deutschland), der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geschlechterforschung ÖGGF und der Schweizer Gesellschaft für Geschlechterforschung SGGF

Geschlecht ist in aktuellen gesellschaftlichen Konfliktlagen von hoher Relevanz: in globalen und lokalen Ungleichheits- und Dominanzverhältnissen, gewaltförmigen Auseinandersetzungen, kulturalisierten und ethnisierten Konflikten. Mit Geschlecht wird Politik gemacht. Die Geschlechterforschung antwortet mit vielfältigen kritischen Wissenspraktiken und Denkströmungen. Als ausdifferenziertes, themenübergreifendes und interdisziplinäres Forschungsfeld hinterfragt sie den Anspruch auf vermeintlich objektive, zeit- und ortlose Positionen in Lebens-, Natur- und Technikwissenschaften, Geistes-,  Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, sowie Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Im Zentrum der Geschlechterforschung stehen Analysen von ‚Geschlecht‘ als unterschiedlich konfiguriertes Prinzip der Hierarchisierung, Differenzierung, Disziplinierung und Normalisierung, Untersuchungen von laufenden Veränderungen und Persistenzen in herrschenden Geschlechterarrangements sowie das Ausloten von Möglichkeiten vielfältiger, egalitärer und transformativer Praxen.
Auf der ersten gemeinsamen Tagung der Fachgesellschaften für Geschlechterforschung/-studien aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz sollen aktuelle Herausforderungen der Geschlechterforschung diskutiert werden, und zwar in den Feldern:
  • kritische Theoriebildung, empirische Forschung, Methodenfragen
  • Zeitdiagnosen und gesellschaftspolitische Interventionen
  • nachhaltige Institutionalisierung von Lehre und Forschung.

Der Verlag Barbara Budrich und Budrich UniPress werden mit einem eigenen Büchertisch vor Ort sein. Kommen Sie vorbei – wir freuen uns auf Sie!