ECD Events

The invitation for the roundtable: Beyond Horizons of Visibility: An IR to Come

 

Date: 14 June 2019

Time: 13:45 - 15:10

Room: David Sainsbury Room

Convenors: Elisabeth Schweiger, Tamas Peragovics

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

 

Elisabeth Schweiger and Tamas Peragovics are convening 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.

The roundtable seeks to create a conversation on directions for future travel in IR and some of the underexplored and potentially invisible areas of concern that should play a key role in it. Intentionally pushing against the persistence of 100-year-old knowledge structures, the roundtable focuses on questions of orientation rather than stock-taking. At our present historical moment where previous political conditions are collapsing and social balances are in flux, what sense does the study of international relations make from the perspective of early career research? In seeking out some of the intellectual sites where boundary pushing thought is taking place, the roundtable will discuss diverse issues surfacing (or re-surfacing) in IR. Far from an arrogant desire to re-invent the wheel, the roundtable will address the question of orientation, of what we consider should be central to an IR research agenda today – both drawing on the discipline’s past and considering what could form the basis of its future.

 


De-mystifying Glass Ceilings – Equality and Privilege in IR

 

Date: 10 September 2019

Time: TBA

Room: TBA

Convenor: Elisabeth Schweiger

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. Recent studies have shown different inequalities and injustices in the discipline of IR (see for example Phull/Ciflikli/Meibauer 2018), in the composition of departments, the structure of curricula, and the publication and citation economy. There are indications that a decisive phase is during and after Early Career Research, with PhD positions often (though perhaps not in all subfields and countries) still showing diversity but various barriers preventing further career progression after that. As part of the ‘Demystifying’ series, the Early Career Development Group of the EISA is calling for a meeting to discuss strategies and measures, which have been adopted at different departments across Europe and share challenges and victories. This is an inclusive meeting and we also welcome the participation of colleagues in positions of structural privilege. Children are welcome.

 


Demystifying Publishing and Early Career Advancement

 

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Room: TBA

Convenor: Tamás Peragovics

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. The point is not simply to normalize rejections in the publishing process, but for participants to discuss coping strategies that enable(d) them to pursue their research agendas under the pressing conditions of today’s publishing environment. To this end, early as well as more advanced scholars are invited to share their experiences. Rather than asking each of the speakers to produce a personal rendition, however, the format should be such that the direction of the discussion is tailored to the specific concerns raised by the panelists and the audience, lending to a potentially more fruitful even if less academic and formal setting. In addition, scholars with editing experience are also invited to ponder upon these dilemmas from the viewpoint of the ‘opposite’ side of the publishing process, focusing on best practices to emulate and potential pitfalls to avoid.

 


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

 

Date: 13 September 2019

Time: 13:00 - 14:30

Room: TBA, room with movable tables, cafe style for 5 tables

Chair: Alice Martini alicecmartini@gmail.com

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. The café will be organised in three main tables which will be structured around a question on a specific concept in IR such as identity or identity but also broader issues such as methodology and methods in International Relations. In an informal way, the café provides an environment to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas among participants. Each table will be chaired by senior scholars which will guide the debate and scholars at any stage of their career are invited to join the discussion.

 

Tables:

  1. How do we do methods?: Mark Salter Mark.Salter@uottawa.ca and Claudia Aradau claudia.aradau@kcl.ac.uk
  2. How is identity formed and created? Who are we and who are we not?: Xavier Guillaume x.guillaume@rug.nl and Victoria Basham bashamv@cardiff.ac.uk
  3. What is security in IR?: Anne Leander  anna.leander@graduateinstitute.ch and Marieke de Goede m.degoede@uva.nl
  4. Power, practice, performativity in International Relations: Oliver Kessler oliver.kessler@uni-erfurt.de and Rebecca Adler Nissen ran@ifs.ku.dk
  5. De-centring Power and Political Agency in International Politics: Stefano Guzzini sgu@diis.dk, Joao Nogueira jnogueira@puc-rio.br and Annick T. R. Wibben awibben@usfca.edu