ECD Events

Virtual IR Café on Militarism

 

26 November 2020

3pm - 4pm (CET)

Registration* via Zoom** link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lduuupzwoE9Fu-ZhJ_fiu1mooC-xQ3ewe

* The capacity for this event is limited to 20 attendees.

** Once registered, please download Zoom programme in order to connect successfuly and participate.

 

The IR Café provides an opportunity for junior and senior scholars to come together in an informal round to talk about particular concepts and topics in IR. Organised by the Early Career Development group of the EISA, this is the first in a series of IR Café events. 

While war, militarism and the use of force are core themes in IR, they are sometimes taken for granted as concepts and areas of research. This IR Café will discuss militarism and how we have approached the military in our research and political work. Not limited to a particular strand of research, the café makes space for the different angles Café participants have taken on the question of militarism, including questions such as how civil society and the military interlink, what themes of warfare and use of force are important to look at, or how military use of force can be studied without prioritizing the military. Join us for our discussion in a friendly environment with coffee and tea. All stages of scholars are warmly invited.

 

With special guests:

  • Chris Rossdale, University of Bristol
  • Harmonie Toros, University of Kent
  • Victoria Basham, University of Cardiff
  • Anna Stavrianakis, University of Sussex

 

 

Fieldwork and COVID19: A Collective Discussion on Disrupted Fieldwork

 

14 December 2020

4pm - 5:30pm (CET)

Registration via Zoom* link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodeiuqjIiE9BSvisplHBWgswhBYdgiDBI

* Once registered, please download Zoom programme in order to connect successfuly and participate.

 

This roundtable provides an opportunity for junior and senior scholars to come together in an informal round to talk about ways in which the global pandemic has, and will, influence early-career fieldwork research. We will focus specifically on fieldwork and the impact of COVID19 on our practices of and approaches to fieldwork and collectively discuss how we can adapt to the new context. We will exchange ideas on how we can approach our research ‘sites’ while incorporating and mitigating the ethical and practical challenges that COVID19 poses globally.

 Organised by the Early Career Development group of the EISA.

 

The COVID19 global pandemic has had a widespread and lasting effect on our everyday lives, exposed large-scale disparities in access to social, health and economic services around the world and underlined the impact of existing racial and social inequalities. Whether exposing the gendered impact of our economies on the livelihoods of women, the unequal impact of inadequate urban housing structures on the ability to live through the pandemic safely or heightening the impact of underlying racial dynamics embedded in our healthcare systems. For researchers as well, the world has changed.

Despite our relative privilege in access to appropriate workspaces, grocery stores and safe housing, there are important and long-lasting implications that the global pandemic as introduced in our practices of research and data collection. Fieldwork has been disrupted for researchers around the world, or only possible with significant risks and challenges both for the researchers and our interlocutors. Some of us have had to cut our fieldwork short, returning with little or none of the insights we were hoping for, others have had their field site access cut off even before they began their data collection. Collectively, we have had to rethink how we approach our research projects in this new environment. Even more important, there are significant risk transfers and ethical challenges for those of us who are able to conduct their fieldwork, adhering to social distancing measures, sanitary requirements, managing lockdowns and curfews in our respective field sites.

This roundtable brings together a group of young scholars and serves as an opportunity to collectively discuss ruptures and new openings in how we can ethically and safely conduct fieldwork research in the parameters of the pandemic. By doing so, the event provides an opportunity for us to exchange ideas and work together to incorporate this new reality into our academic practices.

 

Past ECD events

ECD Group Demystifying Publishing and Early Career Advancement

 

The event is part of the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 11-14 September 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The objective of this panel is to demystify the publishing process as well as other challenges associated with early career advancement in the discipline of International Relations.

De-mystifying Glass Ceilings – Equality and Privilege in IR

 

The event is part of the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 11-14 September 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Gendered, raced and other power relations play an important role in academic daily working life. As part of the ‘Demystifying’ series, the ECD group had a meeting to discuss strategies and measures, which have been adopted at different departments across Europe and share challenges and victories

 

ECD International Relations Café – Deconstructing concepts from an international point of view

 

The event is part of the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 11-14 September 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The aim of this café is to bring together scholars at all stages of their careers in a more informal and interactive environment to learn, debate and discuss questions central to International Relations.

 

Beyond Horizons of Visibility: An IR to Come (roundtable)

 

The event was a part of the BISA44th Annual Conference, 12-14 June 2019, London, UK.

Elisabeth Schweiger and Tamas Peragovics convened for the Early Career Researchers Development Group a roundtable at the Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association on Beyond Horizons of Visibility: An IR to Come.