Training School "Post-communist transformations, models of development and implications for an emerging multi-order world", University of Kent, 15-22 January 2017

UPTAKE training school in Russian & East European Studies at Kent

Within the framework of the H2020 UPTAKE Project, we are happy to announce a Call for Applications for the first UPTAKE PhD Training School (TS), to be held from 15 to 22 January 2017 at the University of Kent, Canterbury. Its main objective is to offer an opportunity for further skills development and exchange of ideas for PhD and Postdoctoral students working in the field of Russian and East European Studies.

The theme of the 1st Training School is ‘Post-communist transformations, models of development and implications for an emerging multi-order world’. The new EU Global Security Strategy (2016) notes how the contemporary world is becoming increasingly more connected, contested and complex, shifting from a multi-polar to a multi-order international system. In this vein, how do post-communist transformations fit in? In this Training School we will therefore seek to understand developments across the former Soviet space and whether they present a new normative challenge. We adopt an interdisciplinary approach inviting students from different scholarly backgrounds to apply (including but not limited to Politics, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Cultural Studies and Economy).

The Training School is run in an ECPR format, offering an in-depth discussion around submitted papers, with the best papers published in the format of on-line conference proceedings. The discussion sessions will be supplemented by skills development opportunities and social activities. A more detailed programme can be found in the document attached.

Places are limited, with a maximum of 20 participants. Participation from Kent, Tartu and Uppsala Universities is funded by the UPTAKE project (see details in the attached document). In order to apply, please fill in the form attached and return it to Eske van Gils before Friday 14 October 2016, via Submission of papers will be invited by 16 December 2016 to ensure a guaranteed place at the Training School.

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Eske van Gils, University of Kent,