Applications for Workshops, Events and other Opportunities

For the events listed below please apply by the given deadline using our generic application form

Please submit all your documents in English.

Please see our Guidance for Applicants at the bottom of this page

Call for Applications:

2018 Europaeum Classics Colloquium in Munich: ‘Mutatas dicere formas: Multimedia transformations in and of antiquity’

Co-hosted with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 26 – 28 October, 2018

Application deadline extended to 23 August

Paper & Presentation Proposals invited

Please use the application form (link above), and see below for further details.

more information & how to apply

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,’ said Alice, ‘Because I’m not myself you see.”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Myths, history, philosophy, poems and paintings – they all come to us by way of a medium.  There is no content without a medium of presentation, and the two, interwoven as they are, constitute, shape and transform each other.

This year’s Europaeum Classics Colloquium – the 16th in our series – will explore the interrelations of central cultural patterns of Greek and Roman antiquity and their presentation in various media throughout the ages – hence its title: ‘Mutatas dicere formas: Multimedia transformations in and of antiquity’.

During the conference, we will be looking at core topics of ancient Rome and Greece, such as war and peace, myths and religion, rhetoric and aesthetics, love and hate – matters that are (by no coincidence) still at the very heart of human interest. Central research questions might concern the way features of a certain medium constitute how a topic is dealt with, e.g.: how is an ancient myth (or a historical character) presented in different genres, or even in different arts, such as writing, painting, sculpting?

Papers might also follow the traces of one issue in one medium throughout time: which transformations of content and presentation occur – and what is the connection, the interplay between the two? Of course, also more than one medium might be included, e.g. Ovidian quotations in other texts, on Pompeiian walls and by modern filmmakers, as well as fields of research portraying the wide range of antiquity’s presence in all kinds of media then and now.

The conference’s aim is to assemble post-graduate students of various disciplines, preferably PhD students with research interests that lie within the overall theme of the conference.

Applications should consist of

  • a completed application form (link above)
  • a motivation letter
  • one or two references (including at least one from your supervisor)
  • a brief CV, and
  • a one-page abstract of your proposed paper.

Applications will be assessed by experts from both Oxford and Munich.

Presentations should be between 20 and 30 minutes, and presenters might also be invited to comment on other participants’ work.

Travel costs will be reimbursed, and accommodation and food during the stay will be provided and paid for by the Europaeum.

Any queries to euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

Call for Papers:

Workshop on “Democracy, indigenous rights and ethno-racial mobilisation: Latin America in comparative perspective”

at the Graduate Institute Geneva, 6 October 2018

The Europaeum is recruiting five graduates from member universities for this event.

Application deadline 20 August 2018.

Paper & Presentation Proposals invited

Please use the application form (link above), and see below for further details.

more information and how to apply

After the demise of official discourses of mestizaje in Latin America, the mobilisation of indigenous and ethnic groups has substantially strengthened and diversified in recent decades.  Encouraged by civil society movements (e.g. Zapatist movement, Black Movements in Brazil and other indigenous grassroots organisation), transnational organisations (e.g. UN-ICERD, Ford Foundation) and national policies (e.g. census data, affirmative action, legal procedures), Latin American ethno-racial movements have recently gained political visibility domestically and globally.

This workshop aims to discuss the potentials and limits of these ethno-racial movements in contemporary Latin America, where historically high levels of inequality are coupled with unstable global commodity economies and growing threats to democracy. To do so, the workshop welcomes studies of these movements in Latin America, as well as perspectives from other regions that might afford comparative insights into the relationship between ethno-racial movements and populism on the one hand, and extractive and non-extractive political economies of inequality on the other. In particular we will address questions such as: How has the issue of race and ethnicity shaped the democratic debate in Latin America and elsewhere in recent years, from the early 2000s turn to the left in countries such as Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia to the recent return of right wing governments in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina? How has the increasing dependency of Latin American economies on extractivism affected the democratic participation of groups who claim to have a common ethnic or racial identity, and how does this compare to the political economy of ethnoracial-based democratic participation in other regions? How has the contemporary populist wave affected the battle of indigenous communities for fair representation and for access to natural resources?

The workshop will discuss the plurality of democratic experiences by focusing on the dynamics of participation and protest by ethno-racial movements and by citizens at large. We welcome theoretical and empirical studies that address these questions from a variety of disciplines (sociology, anthropology, history, law and political science). We will consider papers discussing political, economic and legal changes affecting the democratic representaton of indigenous, afrodescendant and other ethnic groups and minorities, or triggering resistance in defence of their rights and territories. We encourage paper presenters to dialogue with the ideas of Albert Hirschman by for example analysing the changing forms of civic engagement in terms of ‘exit, voice and loyalty’ (Hirschman 1970).

This is a full day workshop in the context of the activities organised by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute during the Geneva Democracy Week.

Paper presenters are expected to circulate short draft papers (3000 words) in advance of the workshop. Among the outputs, a special issue of the blog/journal on development in Latin America Alternautas is planned with a selection of the papers presented in the workshop.

Location: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Date: 6 October 2018, 9.00 – 17.00

Convenors: Graziella Moraes Silva, Diego Silva, Rafael Sánchez, Filipe Calvão

Submit your abstract (300-400 words) by 20 August 2018 to: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

Notification of the abstract selection: 24 August 2018

Coming shortly:

Call for Applications for Workshop in Krakow, 22-24 November: ‘External and Internal Challenges to European Integration

GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS

ADMISSIONS POLICY

Who can apply for Europaeum events and opportunities?

Generally speaking, any graduate who is currently enrolled on a course with one of our member universities can apply. Historically we have only invited students from the Humanities and Social Sciences to apply, but with courses and research topics becoming more and more interdisciplinary, we are opening up the invitations to those from other disciplines as well. However, it should be stressed that the reason for applying given in the application should bear as much relevance as possible to the theme of the event, or in the case of bursaries, a strong case for wanting to do research in the field of European Studies should be made to ensure being competitive. There are rare occasions where the theme of an event that the Europaeum is associated with relates to non-European topics, and in those cases we look for the closest relevance to the topic.

Criteria

Academic quality: we look for strong students with good previous and on-course marks who can argue their point well and write in good English.
CV: you should list your education thus far (with grades), and work experience. You can add any volunteer work you may have done, and skills that you have gained. Information about your English language skills will be useful.
References: your referee should comment on your academic qualities and achievements, and if at all possible, should give an indication of where you rank in your year’s cohort.
Proposal/personal statement: This should be as concise and yet detailed as possible. We are looking for you making a coherent and convincing case for why you want to participate (or get a bursary). Your academic background and research interest in European Studies should be explained and much as possible within the limited space of the statement, and how the event or bursary trip would help you with your current research. In the case of applying for a bursary, you should be as clear as possible about how you are planning to spend your time during the trip, what you are expecting to achieve, and why the resources in that particular location are vital for your academic work.

Decision-making process

Our decision-making process is trying to be as fair and transparent as possible. All applications are considered, and we aim to have a minimum of two, if not three, assessors. Where possible we involve assessors from more than one member university.
We are sorry that we cannot offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Incomplete applications

Not all applications are requested to be sent to the Europaeum office, as some member universities handle their own admissions internally. In those cases we have no control over what happens when applications are incomplete. But if your application was sent to the Europaeum office and is incomplete by the deadline we will get in touch with you as soon as we can to make you aware. The most frequent issue is missing references and we would ask you to chase these up so that we can have them within 2-3 days after the deadline.

Please make sure that you have all other documents included with your application. There is a standard set that we expect: Application form, CV, proposal/letter of motivation, a piece of written work, and evidence of your latest grades (plus references, as mentioned above). Where paper proposals are invited, an abstract is also required, providing you would like to give a paper.


COSTS & REIMBURSEMENTS
For all events on this page the Europaeum covers travel costs to the location, except where indicated clearly that this is not the case. In most cases this means that once you have received confirmation of a place on the event, you will be asked to book your travel within a week and send the receipts to us. The limited time frame is intended to make sure that travel costs are kept to a minimum by booking flights as early as possible. In some rare cases the flights will be booked for you, but this will be clearly indicated to you.
Where travel costs are reimbursed the Europaeum will make a bank transfer into your bank account on the first day of the event, once confirmation has been received that you have arrived. If you cancel your attendance without a medical certificate, the travel costs will not be reimbursed.
Please note that we can only cover travel within Europe and we usually expect to cover travel costs from a student’s home university to the event. Students who need to travel from further afield should enquire with the Europaeum office whether it is possible that a contribution is made to their flight costs to the equivalent of another student’s flight from the same university. Where the event is happening at your home university, we do not cover travel costs. Equally, we reserve the right to query a scenario where a student is clearly trying to use the travel cost reimbursement system to cover a trip to their home country for a holiday.
Accommodation is always provided by the organising institution, but please note that this is often shared (twin) accommodation.

CERTIFICATES
Under certain circumstances participants of our events can get a certificate. Find out more