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Archive for the month “November, 2012”

Call for Papers: The NECS 2013 Conference: Media Politics ‒ Political Media.

The NECS 2013 Conference:”Media Politics ‒ Political Media”
Venue: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: June 20-22, 2013
Hosted by Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

Film, Media and Cultural Studies have been struggling to respond to the increasing politicization of audiovisual media prompted by recent developments in globalization, conglomeration, digitization, copyright law, censorship, corruption, activism, and ecology. It is perhaps fitting then that the next NECS conference – focusing on “Media Politics ‒ Political Media” – takes place in the Czech capital of Prague, a city lying at the heart of a region characterized by countless regime changes and oft-redrawn borders.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
(1) Political Aesthetics: the politics of perception and aesthetic experience, politics in film, politics of the text, taste and distinction
(2) Political Theory: media and democracy, populism, violence, ideology, utopia, governmentality, class, ethnicity, age, subjectivity, identity
(3) Political Economy: media markets, the public-sphere, citizenry, popularity, ownership, (de)regulation, cultural policy, conglomeration, globalization
(4) Political History: media and the state, the nation and nationalism, political parties and regimes, political communications
(5) Politics of Engagement: alternative modes of production and distribution, digital democracy, corruption

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2013

for more details, please visit:

Call for Papers: 2013 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

The George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), with the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science (CWSP) are pleased to announce their 2013 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War. The conference will take place at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. from April 25-27, 2013.

The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest are papers that employ newly available primary sources or nontraditional methodologies.

To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a  two-page proposal and a brief academic c.v. by January 31, 2013. 

For further information, please visit:

Free Tickets for Mexican Office’s “Gran Concierto Maya”-Dec 21-New Taipei City

Dear all,

The Mexican Trade Office in Taipei is organizing a “Gran Concierto Maya”, which will be held on December 21st and 23rd at the Auditorium of the Artistic and Cultural Center of the New Taipei City Government (No.62, Zhuangjing Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220, Taiwan, ROC)

 And from the 14th of December 2012 you can request free tickets for the concert.  

For further information, please contact our IDAS classmate Fabricio Fonseca or the Mexican Trade Services Documentation and Cultural Office: Suite 1501, 15 Fl., No. 333 Keelung Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei 110, Taiwan.
(02) 2757 6566


Juan Uriburu

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACS) Conference 2013

Cultural Studies Transcending Borders: Shifting Perspectives in Asia
Date: July 1st and 2nd July 2013
Venue: National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Campus

Organizers: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society, Asia Research Institute, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS
Submission deadline: Dec 1st 2012
Announcement of accepted papers: Jan 1st 2013

This year, the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies conference is hosting a two day graduate conference before the main session starts on the 3rd of July. Our objective in doing so is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to present their ongoing work and to have interactive sessions with peers and faculties in a favorable learning environment.

Cultural Studies in Asia is a relatively new field of teaching and research which aims to question the traditional disciplinary classifications as well as re-examines some of the pertinent issues and concerns that are brought on by the emergence of global capitalism. Where the West has traditionally been seen as an effective benchmark for comparison, Cultural Studies in Asia aims to create a more self-sufficient field of research by shifting the viewing lens to within the region. This year’s main theme, therefore, sits perfectly in line with this new approach and hopes to bring to the table some fresh perspectives.

Papers may focus on any of the following issues:

  • Transforming societies
  • Diasporic relationships and migration
  • Re-defining ‘home’
  • Issues of gender, race, sexuality
  • Changing identities (national, cultural, political or social)
  • Popular culture: tradition vs. modernity
  • East meets west
  • Cosmopolitan spaces.

for more information, please visit:

Dr. Steve Wallace at NCCU’s College of Social Sciences: “How to Attend, Speak, or Present a Poster at an Academic Conference for Taiwanese Researcher “

Dear all,

I have been asked to share the following info with you:

College of Social Sciences 社科院

2012 International Symposium Presentation Skills / 2012國際學術研討會簡報技巧研習營

Topic: “How to Attend, Speak, or Present a Poster at an Academic Conference for Taiwanese Researcher”

Date: December 8, 2012

Time: 9:00 to 16:00hs

Registration: Please contact Miss Cathy Lu: 陸瑩娟 <>

Venue: TBC

Textbook Fee: NT$ 500 (refundable if all sessions are attended)


      社科院為強調教學、研究國際化,曾於2011年6月邀請Dr. Steve Wallace來院演講,分享英語授課技巧,鼓勵院內教師開設英文授課課程。亦於同年10月舉辦教師、博士生「國際知名期刊投稿技巧研習營」,邀請Dr. Steve Wallace講授「如何撰寫並投稿專業論文至SCI/SSCI期刊」,分享投稿國際知名期刊的寫作經驗和技巧。

     有鑒於上述活動反應良好,今(2012)年再度邀請Dr. Steve Wallace開設研習營活動,傳授社科院師生國際學術研討會簡報技巧。



   l上課期間: 2012年12月8日(星期六)

   l上課時間: 9:00-16:00 (中午休息1小時)

   l授課語言: 全英語

   l上課地點: 另行通知

   l上課費用: 免費





 請洽社科院陸小姐,校內分機51362, Email:


         * 研究生報名請繳交課本費用500元,全程上課者課本費用全額退還

                  *  中午備有餐盒,特殊飲食習慣,敬請賜告

Dr. Steve Wallace演講回響:


– An Overview of Choosing, Traveling to and Attending a Conference

How Can You Maximize the Value of Your Conference Experience

How to Write and Submit a Conference Abstract

How to Change a Paper into an Effective Presentation

How to Present at a Conference

How to Develop and Use PowerPoint and Handouts at a Conference

How to Introduce a Speaker and Handle Q&A

  How to Make and Present a Poster


Paper proposals are invited for the sixth Cambridge Graduate Conference in Political Thought and Intellectual History, to be held on 18th-19th March 2013 at Cambridge University.

The theme will be ‘Theory and Practice’.

The aim of the conference is to facilitate discussion of the work of a wide range of graduate students in a collegial and supportive atmosphere. As such, the theme will be interpreted broadly. Possible areas of interest include the role of political thought in historical change and past political life, the challenge posed by ‘realism’ to normative political theory, and the relationship between methodological claims and practical scholarship across the fields of history, politics and philosophy.

Up to nine papers will be accepted. Participants will be invited to present their work as part of themed panels, followed by questions and discussion with Cambridge graduate students, academics and fellow conference attendees. Accommodation will be provided for speakers subject to distance and availability.

Abstracts of 500 words are requested by 10th December, with accepted papers to follow in full by 3rd March 2013.

Registration will close on 25th February 2012. Those wishing to attend the conference without presenting a paper should write to the above address with their name and institutional affiliation before that date.

for more information, please visit:

Call for Papers:The Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS)

Founded in 2005, the Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS) is a professional organization for scholars and educators in Asia who are interested in and actively contribute to the development of global studies as a research and teaching field. Its primary focus is on Asia’s changing international status and the impact of globalization on Asia, though it also supports work by members on other themes and world regions.

AAGS strives to promote innovative research and alternative perspectives on issues of international significance. It particularly encourages cross-disciplinary and transnational theoretical approaches that dissolve traditional academic boundaries and relate local events to wider global processes.

In the 21st century many changes have taken place in the world that have profoundly affected society and the progress of humanity. As such, it is appropriate that this year’s theme is On the Move: People, Protests and Progress. At this conference of international scholars, activists, policymakers, and humanitarian workers, the focus will be on how people have responded to the opportunities available to them to protest and attempt to make progress in the contemporary world.

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: March 23-24, 2013.

Papers’ Themes:
Protest Movements, Evolution of Protest Strategies, State Reactions to Protests, Human Migration, Capitalism, Social Movements, Historical Perspectives, and Philosophical Issues.

Important deadlines:
Submission of proposal: November 30, 2012
Notification of proposal result: December 17, 2012
Deadline for earlybird registration: February 1, 2013
Deadline for presenters’ registration*: February 1, 2013
Deadline for refunds**: February 22, 2013
Conference event: March 23-24, 2013

for more details, please visit:

Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations conference

The application for the 2013 Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations Conference has been launched. The early application deadline is December 1st, 2012, and the regular application deadline is December 15th, 2012. They encourage us to apply early to maximize our chances of being accepted.

Please also consider applying for their Delegate Liaison program for exclusive benefits, including special consideration during the application process for conference admission. For more information, visit:


If you have any questions, feel free to email

Books wanted for the IDAS tracks???? Get them here!!!! (But be fast!!)

Dear all,
Please take a look at this website: ,where you can recommend NCCU to purchase books you would like/need to use in your IDAS Dissertation.
Let me briefly explain the 5 simple steps you need to follow in order to suggest the books you want (according to Angel’s e-mail  of Oct 23 explaining how to do it):
2) log in,
3) press “推薦圖書 (Recommended Books)” (1st button on the left),
4) type in the required information.
5) press “確定薦購 (Confirm recommendation for purchase)” and it’s done.
Remember: it’s better to do it before the end of November, in order for the Suggested Books list to be sent to NCCU before the end of the year!!!

Call for Papers: 5. International Academic Conference: Buenos Aires

International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences invites you to participate in 5. International Academic Conference to be held in February 3-6, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The conference is sponsored by the IISES and University of Economics in Prague – Economic faculty.

Conference tracks for Papers:

  • Business and Economics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Teaching and Education
  • Health, Environment and Welfare
  • IT for Business
  • Law in Society

Deadlines of Papers:

Abstract or paper submission: January 3, 2013

Registration and payment: January 3, 2013

Full paper to be included in the conference proceedings: February 13, 2013

for more information, please visit:

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