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Nuclear Italy – Storia internazionale del nucleare italiano

By Flavia Gasbarri | novembre 12, 2014

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Apply for the 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp

By Flavia Gasbarri | ottobre 27, 2014

Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the fifth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). The continued proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing security issues of our time, yet the empirically-based study of international nuclear history remains in its infancy! NPIHP’s Nuclear History Boot Camp is an intensive, ten-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global nuclear landscape.

Thematic seminars led by world-class historians and leading experts will:

fully immerse participants in the world of nuclear history research,
explore the international history behind today’s nuclear challenges,
foster discussions of the presentations that each participant will offer based on his/her current research.

Details
NPIHP’s summer 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) at a former ACE HIGH NATO communications relay site in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days, June 12 – 22, 2015.
Participants will receive full tuition and round-trip airfare to Rome as well as accommodations and meals during the boot camp.

Eligibility
Specifically targeted at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the summer 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp is open to:
• Students enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields,
• especially students who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear matters.
• Applicants who have completed their M.A. degree and are considering a Ph.D. in any of the above fields will also be considered.

Application Instructions
Applications are due no later than Sunday, 30 November 2014
Required application materials include:
A brief resume or CV (maximum 2 pages).
A letter of recommendation from a professor, supervisor or senior professional colleague who knows you well.
A brief abstract (maximum 200 words) of your current academic research.
A statement of purpose (approximately 1 page or 400-600 words in length) describing how participating in the Nuclear History Boot Camp would contribute to the achievement of your personal, professional or academic goals.
A completed application cover sheet.
All application materials must be in English. Please submit each required document as a separate PDF file.
All completed applications and letters of recommendation and questions should be addressed to nuclearbootcamp@uniroma3.it
Successful applicants will be contacted by 15 February 2015.

For more information: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/apply-for-the-2015-nuclear-history-boot-camp

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CALL FOR PAPERS – The Great Transformation? Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War

By Flavia Gasbarri | ottobre 26, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Great Transformation?
Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War

The Department of International History of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, with the support from the Fondation Pierre du Bois pour l’Histoire du Temps Présent, will host an international conference on the end of the Cold War in Geneva on September 24-26, 2015.

The conference seeks to bring together different perspectives on the end of the Cold War. The main aim of the conference is to move beyond identifying individual protagonists, while focusing on processes and interactions. At the moment, the state of research on the causes and consequences of the end of the Cold War – necessarily still at its initial phase – seems to have focused on isolated themes, largely independent and detached from each other. The conference seeks to act as a forum for bringing many of these strands together. We expect the main focus of the conference to be on the events, transformations and processes that took place in the 1980s. However, we also welcome proposals that interpret the end of the Cold War in a broader temporal context. Moreover, the conference will seek to open a window on the post-Cold War era, by searching for the roots of some of the issues that have dominated the international scene since the 1990s.
While not excluding proposals on any aspect related to the end of the Cold War, we particularly welcome proposals on the following broad themes and issues:

- United States foreign policy (e.g. towards the USSR, the Third World, Europe, arms control, human rights);
- Soviet foreign policy (e.g. towards the USA, the Third World, Europe, arms control, links with domestic challenges);
- The developments in and between Western and Eastern Europe;
- The impact of regional conflicts (e.g. Southwest Asia, Latin America, Africa);
- The role of high-level diplomacy and personalities;
- The influence of technology and information exchanges;
- The relationship between the Cold War and international, non-state and transnational actors and movements (e.g. terrorism, peace movements).

The deadline for submission of proposals (one-page abstract and one-page biography) is October 31st, 2014.
Proposals should be emailed to CW-Conference2015@graduateinstitute.ch
Selected participants will be notified by February 1st, 2015
Final papers should be submitted no later than August 31st, 2015

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Isodarco 28th Winter Course

By Flavia Gasbarri | ottobre 14, 2014

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati

Guido Carli fra politica e economia

By Flavia Gasbarri | ottobre 13, 2014

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Workers of all lands unite? Working-class nationalism and internationalism until 1945 CALL FOR PAPERS

By Flavia Gasbarri | ottobre 8, 2014

Workers of all lands unite?
Working-class nationalism and internationalism until 1945

CALL FOR PAPERS
7th March 2015, University of Nottingham

September 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of the International Workingmen’s Association, or First International. Between 1864 and today, the cause, practice, and history of working-class internationalism has undergone many changes, and has appeared in a dizzying variety of forms all over the globe. Yet working-class internationalism has always been defined in terms of what at first appears to be its opposite, working-class nationalism. While some historians have regarded these concepts, and the ways in which they were practically embodied, as opposites and as mutually conflicting, others have found a more complex relationship between the two, and have instead considered class contrasts, gender relations, and racial conflicts. Similarly, workers and their organizations have often struggled to reconcile internationalism as a political commitment with notions of national belonging. This polar duality had been further complicated by perceptions of racial, ethnic, and gender identities.
This conference aims to explore the relationships between working-class nationalism and internationalism prior to 1945. We invite papers on any aspect of this relationship or of these concepts from postgraduates, early career scholars, and those outside of full-time academia that have an interest in Labour/Trade Union History, Economic History, Politics, Political Theory, Race and Ethnicity Studies, and/or Gender Studies. We look forward to papers that discuss European and American contexts, but we also warmly encourage papers that predate the creation of the First International, or go beyond European and American topics discussing Asian, African, and Oceanic situations.
Topics can include but do not need to be limited to:

- Cross-border trade union and socialist organizations;
- Local experiences of internationalist organizations;
- Workers’ attitudes to the First and/or Second World Wars;
- Colonialism and racism;
- Internationalist, nationalist and ethnic tensions within organizations;
- Independence struggles and socialism;
- International solidarity;
- Immigration policies in workers’ organizations, racial and ethnic prejudices amongst workers.

Keynote speaker: TBA.
Postgraduates, early career historians and those outside of full-time academia are invited to submit proposals for papers (of about 20-30 minute’s length) by the 7th January 2015. Please e-mail abstracts of no more than 300 words to workersuniteconf2015@gmail.com. Abstracts should include your name, institution and/or organization, email address, and the title of your proposed paper.
For more information on the conference follow us on Twitter (@wuniteconf2015) or consult our website: http://workersuniteconference2015.wordpress.com.
The conference is hosted by the Department of History and the Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, and supported by the Economic History Society

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Call for Papers – The Nuclear Studies Research Initiative

By Flavia Gasbarri | settembre 27, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS – THE NUCLEAR STUDIES RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia
April 30th to May 2nd

The Nuclear Studies Research Initiative (NSRI) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its second workshop, to be held at the Arlie retreat center in Northern Virginia, April 30th to May 2rd 2015. We seek proposals on any aspect of nuclear studies, regardless of discipline, though we are especially interested in projects that address important theoretical, empirical, and policy dimensions of nuclear weapons, strategy, and proliferation. Subjects of particular interest include:

• regional powers and nuclear interests
• proliferation and counter-proliferation
• regimes, institutions, and treaties
• nuclear strategy and force structure: past, present, future
• the politics of nuclear technology
• alliances, security guarantees, and extended deterrence
• new nuclear history

In the spirit of workshop style discussion, all participants will be expected to read the submitted papers in advance. We especially encourage submissions from advanced graduate students and junior faculty. Travel to and accommodation at Airlie will be provided to those selected.

Please send an abstract and a CV to nsri@MIT.edu by December 1, 2014. Decisions will be announced in January 2015. For more information about the project, please visit our web site at www.mit.edu/ssp/nsri.

About NSRI: The Nuclear Studies Research Initiative (NSRI) was established to support and expand what we believe is a renaissance in nuclear studies by creating a platform for intellectual exchange, cross-fertilization, and mentorship. The initiative actively promotes work that transcends both national and disciplinary boundaries and seeks to contribute to policy. Created in 2013 by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, the NSRI is now hosted by MIT’s Security Studies Program and generously supported by both the Carnegie Corporation Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. The NSRI is directed by Francis J. Gavin, Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy studies and Professor of Political Science at MIT.

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NATO Advanced Training Course – “Non proliferation from an International Perspective

By Flavia Gasbarri | settembre 25, 2014

NATO Advanced Training Course
Non proliferation from an International Perspective
December 15-19, 2014. University Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco.

AIM OF THE COURSE AND MAIN TOPICS:
Aim of the course is to provide the students with advanced political and legal concepts of nuclear security, as well as elements to apply such concepts in practical situations. The students will examine the main political and international topics related to the evolution of international institutions managing nuclear threat, or the regional agencies. Special attention will be given to the theoretical and political bases of nuclear security as an answer to the nuclear threat. The expected outcome of the course is to strengthen the expertise of political and legal aspects of nuclear security for everybody is supposed to deal with public opinion or decision makers. The course is taught in English and French: simultaneous translation will be provided by local staff.

ACADEMIC MENTORS AND SPECIALISTS ATTENDING:
Co-directors: Matteo Gerlini (Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies), Abdelouahed Chetaine (University Mohamed V, Morocco).
Mentors: Carlo Patti (University of Goiania, Brazil), Tehodore Matikas (University of Ioannina, Greece), Marco Roscini (University of Westminster), Tariq Majeed (PIEAS, Pakistan), Claudio Tuniz (Abdus Salam ICTP), Nico Frandi (European External Action Service WMD Non Proliferation).

HOW TO APPLY?
Enrolment process will start in August 1, 2014 (1.00 AM GMT+1).
Applicants will be required to provide: an updated Curriculum Vitae and a short Covering Letter.
These files must be attached in a single e-mail addressed to: info@cima.unifi.it within the deadline of September 30, 2014 (11.59 PM GMT+1). Please specify, in the field “Object” the definition APPLICATION TO “NON PROLIFERATION FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE”.
The Organizing Committee will be in charge of evaluating only the materials submitted within the deadline. Only the selected applicants will receive a formal invitation letter by this Secretary. Please have in mind that in case of a large number of submissions, this Organizing Committee will favor and support the participation of professionals and non-academic applicants mainly from Northern African countries.

For the program click here: ATC Syllabus [EN].

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NASP/GSSPS Ph.D. positions with scholarships

By Flavia Gasbarri | settembre 9, 2014

The Calls for 34 NASP/GSSPS Ph.D. positions with scholarships
ARE OPEN

Deadline for submitting your application is September 30th 2014

Ph.D. in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies – ESLS Ph.D. – 13 Scholarships
Ph.D. in Political Studies – POLS Ph.D. – 14 Scholarships
Ph.D. in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research – SOMET Ph.D. – 7 Scholarships

NASP involves a network of universities in Northern Italy: Brescia, Università Cattolica, Genova, Milano, Milano-Bicocca, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale and Torino. NASP is based at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (GSSPS).
Ph.D. students will be admitted ONLY WITH SCHOLARSHIPS. Admission to Ph.D. Programmes is based on qualifications and interviews. The Ph.D. Programmes, fully taught in English, promote international exchanges with top European research institutions and offer quality teaching at international level. The beginning of teaching activities is scheduled in November 2014.
Since the University of Milan is a Public University, applications must be submitted as the Official Call for Application prescribes, otherwise applications will not be considered valid.

The Calls for Application are available in Italian and English. To see how to apply, the list of required documents, how to submit your application and for information on the selection procedures please check the following link:
http://www.graduateschool.unimi.it/call_2014_2015.html

GSSPS website main page:
http://www.graduateschool.unimi.it/

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Call for Papers: 2015 Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

By Flavia Gasbarri | agosto 29, 2014

Call for Papers:
2015 Conference of the
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites proposals for its 2015 Annual Conference, to be held June 25-27 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. Proposals must be submitted via the on-line interface by December 1, 2014.
SHAFR is dedicated to the study of the history of the United States in the world, broadly conceived. This includes not only diplomacy, statecraft, and strategy but also other approaches to Americans’ relations with the wider world, including (but not limited to) global governance, transnational movements, religion, human rights, race, gender, trade and economics, immigration, borderlands, the environment, and empire. SHAFR welcomes those who study any time period from the colonial era to the present.

2015 Program

The 2015 meeting will include two plenaries.
Thursday’s plenary, entitled “Immigration and Foreign Relations: 50 Years since the Hart-Cellar Act”, will feature Maria Cristina Garcia (Cornell University), Alan Kraut (American University), and Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto).
Friday’s plenary, entitled “New Frontiers: Environmental History and Foreign Relations”, will feature W. Jeffrey Bolster (University of New Hampshire), Kate Brown (UMBC), and John McNeill (Georgetown).
The keynote address at the Saturday luncheon will be delivered by Brian DeLay, Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley and author of the award-winning and widely acclaimed War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War, who will speak about the history of the international arms trade.
The 2015 program will also host SHAFR’s third annual Job Search Workshop to help prepare our graduate student members for the job market. Students will have the opportunity to receive individualized feedback on their cover letters and CV’s from experienced faculty members. Those submitting proposals for the conference may indicate their interest in the job search workshop by checking a box on the online submission form. However, you do not have to be a panelist to participate. The Job Workshop is open to all current graduate students and newly minted Ph.D.’s. Priority will be given to first-time participants.

Proposals

SHAFR is committed to holding as inclusive and diverse a conference as possible, and we encourage proposals from women, minorities, and historians residing outside of the United States, as well as scholars working in other disciplines (such as political science, anthropology, or American studies).
Graduate students, international scholars, and participants who expand the diversity of SHAFR are eligible to apply for fellowships to subsidize the cost of attending the conference. Please see below and visit the Conference Online Application Gateway for the online application form. The deadline to apply for these fellowships is December 1, 2014.
The Program Committee especially welcomes panels that transcend conventional chronologies, challenge received categories, or otherwise offer innovative approaches and fresh thinking.
Panel sessions for the 2015 meeting will run one hour and forty-five minutes, rather than two hours as in the past. Therefore we encourage concise, dynamic presentations over longer papers, read word-for-word, or text-heavy PowerPoint displays. A complete panel usually involves three papers plus chair and commentator (with the possibility of one person fulfilling the latter two roles) or a roundtable discussion with a chair and three or four participants. The Committee is open to alternative formats, which should be described briefly in the proposal.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as part of a panel rather than submit individual paper proposals. Since complete panels with coherent themes will be favored over single papers, those seeking to create or fill out a panel should consult the “panelists seeking panelists” forum or Tweet #SHAFR2015.

Policies

All proposals and funding applications should be submitted via the Conference Online Application Gateway. Applicants requiring alternative means to submit the proposal should contact the program co-chairs via email at program-chair@shafr.org.
Proposals should list the papers in the order in which participants will present, as they will be printed in that order in the conference program and presented in that order during their session.
Each participant may serve only once in each capacity. For example, you may serve only once as a chair, once as a commentator, and once as a panelist.
AV requests, along with a brief explanation of how the equipment will be used, must be made at the time of application.
While membership in SHAFR is not required to submit panel or paper proposals, an annual membership for 2015 will be required for those who participate in the 2015 meeting. Enrollment instructions will be included with notification of accepted proposals.
SHAFR and the media occasionally record conference sessions for use in broadcast and electronic media. Presenters who do not wish for their session to be recorded may opt out when submitting a proposal to the Program Committee. An audience member who wishes to audiotape or videotape must obtain written permission of panelists. SHAFR is not responsible for unauthorized recording. SHAFR reserves the right to revoke the registration of anyone who records sessions without appropriate permissions.
For more details about the conference hotel, the “panelists seeking panelists” forum, travel funding opportunities, and the Job Workshop, please visit the conference website.

We look forward to seeing you next June in Arlington!

SHAFR 2015 Program Committee
Brooke L. Blower (Boston University) and Jason Colby (University of Victoria), co-chairs

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