News from Feb 19, 2019
NEGOTIATION, PEACE & PEACE-MAKING
Spring School, 2-4 May 2019, Maison Française, Oxford
DEADLINE 11 March
‘The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war’ (Desiderius Erasmus). Half a millennium after Erasmus’s famous declaration, 2019 reminds us of the need for effective negotiations. Marking the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, one of the most contentious and consequential peace agreements of the modern world, 2019 witnesses the ongoing negotiations surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union. This Spring School will bring together postgraduate researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences subjects to explore themes related to peace, peace-making, and negotiation in diachronic and multidisciplinary perspective. Studies of diplomacy and negotiation are increasingly emphasising the role of non-state actors in international affairs, the importance of soft, as well as hard power in inter-state and intercultural relations, and the need to understand the dynamics of peace, as well as those of war. Meanwhile the role of negotiation and peace within communities remains a vibrant area of scholarship. Confirmed speakers include Dr Maxine David, Prof Adrian Gregory, Prof Adam Roberts, and Dr Tracey Sowerby.
We invite applications from postgraduate scholars at Europaeum member universities to attend, and we also invite applications to give papers addressing the theme of the Spring School and in particular the following topics:
All students at graduate level (master’s and PhD) at Europaeum member universities can apply: please send an application form (see link below) and a CV of up to 2 pages to email@example.com by 11 March 2019. Please also ask your supervisor to email us a reference.
If you want to present a paper, please send an abstract of up to 200 words along with your application.
More information https://europaeum.org/opportunities/apply-for-a-europaeum-event/