Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Reminder: Distinguished Scholar Honoree; and Conference in Rio de Janeiro

Reminder to Members: please see post regarding nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Honoree 2016:  http://gscis.blogspot.com/2015/09/call-for-nominations-distinguished.html
International Conference on Transformations of the Military Profession - Call for applications
The Board of the Research Committee on Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution (RC01, http://www.isa-rc01.net/) of the International Sociological Association has accepted Dr. Celso Castro proposal to organize RC 01’s Interim Conference in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, from September 25 to 28, 2016, with support from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, one of the most important think tanks of South America.
The overarching theme of the conference makes provision for a wide range of research interests: Transformations of the Military Profession.
Due to the financial support of FGV, there will be no registration fee for this conference. However, all accepted participants must be members in good standing of ISA/RC01 (and, if they are not already a member, must join through ISA).
Failure to demonstrate this status will result in exclusion from the program. Please contact Uros Svete (uros.svete@fdv.uni-lj.si) to check your ISA/RC01 status or the ISA General Secretariat (http://www.isa-sociology.org/memb_i/index.htm).
See the schedule below for timelines to submit session and paper proposals for the Interim Conference.
Session proposals
Sessions may consist of complete proposals (including a maximum of 4 papers, preferably composed of participants from different institutions) or be part of the call for papers that will take place immediately after sessions have been approved.
Session proposals shall contain the following information:
  • Title
  • Short description of the session's aims and focus (max 250 words)
  • Organizer(s) of the session and institutional affiliation
  • Name and affiliation of Chair
  • Name and affiliation of Discussant (optional)
  • Participants in the session (if any are already designated)
More information about the conference is available at http://cpdoc.fgv.br/RC01.
Please send your session proposals to lem.cpdoc@fgv.br and lem@fgv.br.
Deadline to submit session proposals: 30 September 2015.
Paper proposals
Once the list of accepted sessions is published by 15 October 2015, individual presenters will be able either to propose a paper for inclusion in a session from the list or send a paper proposal not directed to any specific session.
All individual paper proposals will have to be submitted online through a web page to be announced soon.
30 September 2015 – Deadline for session proposals;
15 October 2015 - Board and LOC decision on accepted sessions;
16 October – Call for papers opens;
30 November 2015 – Call for papers closes;
31 December 2015 – Confirmation of accepted papers;
31 January 2016 – Last day to register for/renew RC01 membership through ISA;
29 February 2016 – Final conference program published.

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