ESA 2017 PhD Workshop

ESA will offer a Pre-conference PhD Workshop in Athens from 27 to 28 August!

Focus: The theme of the Workshop follows that of the conference: (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities

The primary focus of the workshop will be on the preparation of an article for publication, but the workshop will also include a session on public facing scholarship and media literacy (preparation for public discussions, communication via media platforms and attractive self-presentation), as well as address career development and provide peer mentoring and networking opportunities with other European doctoral students.

Number of places: We will select 20 PhD students for the course.

Funding will be provided for 3 nights’ accommodation (26-29 August) and meals in Athens. Up to Euro 300 will be available to each student towards their travel costs

Eligibility: Students registered for a PhD in sociology or allied discipline in a European University. Students must be or become an ESA member before the Workshop. In order to become a member, you need to fill out and submit online the ESA Membership Form.

Selection: Participants will be selected following a peer-review process and on the basis of scientific excellence of their proposed paper, but a fair balance between different regions of Europe and areas of sociology will also be considered.

Guidelines for applications: Complete the PhD Workshop Application Form with a short CV (no more than 2 pages) and submit them online together with your abstract (maximum of 1,000 words) by 15th February 2017 through your ConfTool account.

If you are selected: You will be required to submit a manuscript of a full paper (about 7,000 words) by 15th June and media session assignment by 1st August to the workshop organisers. This is essential in order to make sure that participants get the most of this workshop; papers will be circulated in advance and allocated to peer discussants. We kindly ask you to apply only if you accept these terms of conditions and are prepared to follow the guidelines and deadlines.

Workshop teachers are members of ESA steering committee: Airi-Alina Allaste (director of summer school, Estonia), Helena Serra (Portugal); Monica Massari (Italy); Ruth McDonald (UK); Lena Näre (Finland), Eleni Nina-Pazarzi (Greece) and media session facilitator is Katrin Tiidenberg (Denmark/Estonia)

If you are considering submitting an application, please pay special attention to the following points.

Before submitting your application:

Application submission:

  • Application documents (the PhD Workshop Application Form, a short CV and your Abstract) must be submitted online through your ConfTool account.
  • Applications sent by email cannot be accepted.
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