ALTERconf: 7th Annual ALTER disABILITY Mundus Doctoral School

September 1-4, 2019

This year’s doctoral school, (Self)Representing disAbILITY, is linked to the 8th Annual Conference of ALTER-ESDR’s theme: Histories, Practices and Policies of Disability: International, Comparative and Transdisciplinary Perspectives, which is linked to disABILITY MUNDUS, a group of European academics and universities who are actively engaged in and support scholarly research on disability. It takes place in cooperation with the University of Cologne, The Graduate School of the Faculty of Human Sciences, and iDiS, the International Research Unit in Disability Studies.

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CfP: ALTER Conference 2019

Histories, Practices and Policies of Disability: International, Comparative and Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Cologne, Germany, 5 – 6 September 2019

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for the 8th Annual ALTER Conference before 20 January 2019. It is possible to submit individual abstracts or suggest organising a session of three presentations focusing on the same theme. We particularly encourage comparative, interdisciplinary and international sessions. Researchers wishing to suggest a session are invited to submit both an individual abstract of their paper and an abstract describing the joint session and its participants.

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CfP: ALTER Young Author Prize 2019

This call for articles is for all doctoral students or young researchers who have completed their PhD within less than five years of the date of submission of their articles.

Proposed articles, written by a single author, will be examined by a jury composed of members of the editorial board of the journal and of Alter Association’s board of directors. 

The prizewinner’s article will be published in the journal. The laureate will be invited to present his work at the 8th Alter’s European Conference (5th-6th of September 2019, in Cologne, Germany) as keynote speaker.

Professor Anne Waldschmidt appointed to the new Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

The FRA Management Board, during its meeting in May 2018, appointed five women and six men from 100 applicants to form the Agency’s new Scientific Committee. The appointment was done following a transparent call for applications and selection procedure after having consulted the competent committee of the European Parliament.

The 11 renowned experts are: Kieran Bradley, François Crépeau, Theodora Kostakopoulou, Joanna Kulesza, Julia Laffranque, Anja Mihr, Francesco Palermo, Martin Scheinin, Nico Schrijver, Anne Waldschmidt, Siniša Zrinšcak. Their academic expertise covers key disciplines such as EU law, sociology, public international law, political science and comparative (public) law.

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