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Conference venue: Graz, Austria
Application deadline: January 15, 2015
The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz is currently accepting applications for Visiting Fellows for the academic year 2015-6. The Centre provides research facilities for fellows, including a working place, access to the library and full participation in the activities of the center for a period of one semester (4 months, either October-January or March-June). Visiting fellows are expected to present their work in a research seminar, discuss their research informally with members of the center and contribute a working paper to the center’s working paper series. Visiting fellows are also encouraged to contribute to seminars, classes and other teaching and research activities of the center.
The Centre does not provide financial assistance, but will support applications to different scholarship programs for visiting scholars, including the Ernst Mach Scholarship.
We are an interdisciplinary center at the University of Graz devoted to research and teaching on Southeastern Europe. The center reflects the broader focus of the University of Graz on Southeastern Europe and brings together researchers from different institutes and faculties working on the region. We also offer a Master Program in Southeast European Studies jointly with the University of Belgrade and coordinate a doctoral program on Southeastern Europe. The focus of the center’s activities is contemporary Southeastern Europe, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey. In addition to a strong research interest in former Yugoslavia, the center has recently expanded its research focus to Turkey as well.
Please submit a CV, a one page research plan and two letters of recommendation either in German or English to Beate Hainschek by 15 January 2015 . We welcome applications from advanced doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and senior academics. Applicants from a variety of disciplines (including history, law, political science, law, anthropology, sociology, economics) will be considered. We also strongly encourage researchers engaged in comparative work (both within the region and between regions and countries) to apply. The main focus of the Centre is contemporary Southeastern Europe, but fellows with a historical interest will also be considered.