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The journal studies in History and Theory of Architecture, published by the Department of Architectural History & Theory and Heritage Conservation at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, Romania, invites submissions for the 2017 issue



Continuing the explorations initiated in the 4th volume, this issue invites contributors to undertake an enquiry on the idea of limits in intimate relation with the urban realm. Were they boundaries, expansions extra muros, or delineations intra muros, places of difference, of intermediacy, of conflicts and of negotiations, limits appear to have always been the defining feature of any place with a name.

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University of Glasgow is hosting AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Annual Meeting (4-6 June 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom) ‘Becoming Local’ Series Annual Meeting : The power of places & the places of power

Contact person: Georgiana Varna at

You are warmly invited to attend the 2015 annual symposium of the AESOP Public Spaces and Urban Cultures group dedicated to discussing place, power and local identity in contemporary cities. It will be held in Glasgow, on the 4th and 5th of June 2015 (with an optional daytrip and workshop on the 6th). The event is meant to run as a combination of presentations, roundtables and panel discussions and invites participants, who are working on public space both in the academia and the practice

About the event

Becoming Local is the working theme of the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures for the group’s meetings in the period of 2013-2015. The theme aims to emphasize the contrast between the urban transformation processes that tend to produce visions for the dream cities, comfort zones or security islands and the needs of the vulnerable groups, who are very often excluded from these development schemas.

Keynote speakers: Matthew Carmona and Panu Lehtovuori

Participation and/or abstract submission

Please submit an abstract of 300 words and a short 100 words bio to by 1st of April 2015. There are sixteen slots so only the most critical, challenging and novel papers will be considered. Also please send 2 or 3 slides to accompany the abstract.

Important deadlines

Call for Abstracts: 6 February 2015

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 April 2015

Invitation for participants 15 April 2015

Deadline for presentation submission 15 May 2015

Participation fee

The event is free of charge, however, we kindly ask you to secure your own travel and accommodation arrangements. For help with this, please e-mail Dr Georgiana Varna at

Organization team:

Local organizer / Georgiana Varna (Scottish Cities Knowledge Center, University of Glasgow, UK) Aesop Thematic Group Representatives / Celia Ghyka (Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania) Ceren Sezer (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)



THE 4TH LE:NOTRE LANDSCAPE FORUM will take place between the 21st - 25th of April in Bucharest, Romania - organised by Le:Notre Institute, USMAV Bucharest, UAUIM, AsoP and APUR. The interactive and interdisciplinary Forum will focus on the landscape of the Colentina lakes that is transecting the northern periphery of Bucharest. Thus the title '(Re)Discovering the Emerald Necklace'. More information to be found on The forum has an interactive format and will be organized in workshops on several topics:

  • Urban growth and peri-urban sprawl
  • Sustainable tourism and recreation
  • Heritage and identities
  • Rural fringe and productive landscapes


Poster submission - 28.02.2015

Poster submission for Doctoral COlloquim - 31.03. 2015

Forum Registration - 15.03.2015

Registration online:



Centre Regional de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales (CEREFREA – Villa Noël)

Colloque international

Roland Barthes. Usages, détournements et mythologies en Europe de l’Est, avant et après 1989

16 - 17 octobre 2015

Le colloque s’organisera selon plusieurs grands axes : Roland Barthes et les pays de l’Est : réception, usages, détournements Roland Barthes, style et / ou idéologie


  • 1er Avril 2015 : envoi de la proposition d’article sous forme d’un résumé d’environ 350-400 mots en français aux adresses suivantes:, La proposition doit être accompagnée des noms, affiliations et adresses e-mail de tous les auteurs.
  • 1er Mai 2015 : notification des résultats
  • 16 - 17 Octobre 2015: soumission de la variante définitive de l’article



Varieties of Readings of Medieval Sources

Cluj, September 23 - 26, 2015

‘Babeş-Bolyai’ University Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

What is the nature of the interpretative diversity of medieval sources? Given any character, theological, philosophical, literary, historical, musical or belonging to any other linguistic domain, how do they relate to the text? And do they, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Arab or vernacular, allow the researchers to decipher the meaning the scholars found in the textual sourcein the Middle Ages? Why does the same text inspire different readings? What is the reason whywriting a medieval text is built on sources and why is this habit at the root of an entire tradition of interpretation? These problematics are interdisciplinary and can be identified in all domains of the medieval age. They address each specialist on the texts he studies pertaining to the Middle Ages or to the setting of this era.

The objective of this meeting is to provide an analysis on the variations of these interpretations, on the diffusion of such a conscience and on its importance for the intellectual life of the Middle Ages.

Details of participation

Scholars wishing to give a paper (20-minutes long) can submit an abstract to the following address: or online: Abstract submission ends on 15 May 2015.

A joint committee from FIDEM and the organizer will select the accepted papers. The participation fee is 50 €. The payment will be open after the announcement of the final list of participants.

A selection of papers will be published in the FIDEM series ‘Textes et Études du Moyen Age’, distributed by Brepols.

FIDEM scholarships are available for researchers (max. 25 years old).

Applications must be sent to the Conference Secretariat before 15 April 2015. They will include: a full curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, and a letter of recommendation from a University professor.

Further information concerning the conference will be made available on the page of the Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy:


Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Mediévales Centrul de Filosofie Antică şi Medievală, UBB Cluj


International Conference “Humanities and Social Sciences Today. Classical and Contemporary Issues”

7-11 May 2015, Iași, Romania

Organized by the Romanian Academy, Iași Branch

”Gheorghe Zane” Institute for Economic and Social Research Dialog and debate, both intra and interdisciplinary, are essential conditions for progress in science and research in general, and in humanities and social sciences in particular. The International Conference “Humanities and Social Sciences Today. Classical and Contemporary Issues” is meant to constitute an opportunity in this direction for scholars working in these disciplines. It is addressed to researchers in all fields of philosophical inquiry (from aesthetics, epistemology, ethics or philosophy of science to metaphysics, metaphilosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of law or philosophy of economics), other humanities (classical studies, cultural studies, history, linguistics, literature, religion) and the main social and political sciences (anthropology, communication and media studies, democratic theory, development studies, economics, education, gender studies, international relations, international political economy, law, political theory, psychology, social work, sociology and social policy).

As its title suggests, the conference is open for contributions on both classical and contemporary (and both theoretical and practical) issues in these fields. We welcome especially contributions on the nature, scope, function, methodology, direction, interrelations or ethics of humanities and social and political sciences. Last but not least, the conference also welcomes scholars developing cross-disciplinary, multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary research.

There will be 3 main sections of the conference:

  • Philosophy and Other Humanities
  • Psychology; Educational Sciences; Social Work
  • Economy; Social and Political Theory


The conference is organized within “Innovation and Development in the Patterning and Representation of Knowledge Through PhD and Post-PhD Fellowships” (POSDRU/159/1.5/S/133675) project, financed from the European Social Fund through the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013 (


There are no registration fees. However, all expenses (travel, accommodation, meals) will be supported by the participants. A member of the organizing board will assist you in finding an accommodation in Iași.

Video-conferences, symposia and posters are also welcome. Please send us the title of your presentation, up to 10 key words and a 200 words-abstract for a 20-minutes paper until the 1st of April 2015, along with a short presentation including your NAME, AFFILIATION, EMAIL ADRESS and a SHORT CV. The full texts must be sent until the 1st of May 2015. You will receive an answer from our peer-review committee in up to 10 days from submission.

Accepted papers will be published in a proceedings volume, in about 2-3 months after the conference. The publication is free of charge. Contact person: PhD Lecturer Ioan Alexandru Tofan, Romanian Academy, Iași Branch

Contact address:



Veuillez trouver ci-après l’annonce de l’appel à candidatures de l’EDSS (composante CEREFREA) destinée aux étudiants francophones inscrits en doctorat. Nous vous prions de diffuser le plus largement possible notre annonce.

Date de publication de l’appel à candidatures : 12 septembre 2014

Date de clôture de l’appel à candidatures : 31 octobre 2014

L’Ecole Doctorale en Sciences Sociales (EDSS), composante du Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales (CEREFREA), organise un concours d’admission ouvert à tout doctorant en sciences sociales, admis (ou en cours d’admission) en première année de thèse pour l’année universitaire 2014-2015 dans les écoles doctorales de l’Université de Bucarest, ainsi que dans d’autres universités membres de l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie.

L’EDSS offre une formation intensive en sciences sociales en valeur de 60 ECTS gérables par les écoles doctorales d’origine. La formation consiste dans des cours, des séminaires, des tutorats, des écoles d’été, avec une importance particulière accordée à l’encadrement méthodologique individuel des doctorants. Les professeurs qui assurent cette formation proviennent des universités partenaires : l’Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris), l’Université Laval (Québec), l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, l’Université de Bordeaux, l’Université Pédagogique de Chisinau, la Nouvelle Université Bulgare (Sofia), ainsi que de l’Université de Bucarest. Les activités auront lieu du janvier au juillet 2015. La participation à ce programme offre aux doctorants la possibilité de continuer la thèse en cotutelle dans les universités membres du consortium, par l’intermédiaire des bourses CEREFREA.

Domaines éligibles :

  • Anthropologie
  • Droit
  • Histoire
  • Journalisme et sciences de la communication
  • Lettres
  • Sciences politiques
  • Sociologie

Le dossier de candidature sera composé de :

  1. Projet de recherche (en français, 5-7 pages)
  2. Lettre de motivation (en français)
  3. Un chapitre du mémoire de master
  4. Curriculum Vitae (parcours académique, communications dans des colloques, éventuelles publications)
  5. Attestation d’inscription en première année de doctorat pour l’année universitaire 2014-2015

Le dossier de candidature doit être envoyé en format Word, PDF ou JPEG, par courrier électronique à l’adresse avant le 31 octobre 2014. Pour des informations supplémentaires, les candidats peuvent écrire à l’adresse

Prezentare Cadru de colaborare in cercetare stiintifica Romania-Franta

In baza acordului incheiat intre Ministerul Educatiei Nationale – MEN (Romania) si Agence Nationale de la Recherche - ANR (Franta), Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (UEFISCDI) impreuna cu ANR, lanseaza cea de-a cincea competitie dedicata proiectelor comune de cercetare.

Competitia este deschisa ariilor tematice:

  • ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure)
  • DANUBIUS Research Infrastructure

Competitia prezenta se desfasoara astfel:

Etapa I: Coordonatorul echipei de cercetare din Franta trebuie sa inregistreze, pe site-ul ANR, intentia de a depune un proiect comun de cercetare cu un partener din Romania, pana la data de 18 noiembrie 2014. Doar aplicantii care si-au exprimat aceasta intentie sunt invitati sa transmita propunerile de proiecte in detaliu (de tip Joint Research Projects - JRPs).

Etapa a II-a: Propunerile de proiecte in detaliu (JRPs) se transmit atat la ANR cat si la UEFISCDI. Depunerea de face simultan, la ANR de catre PI din Franta si la UEFISCDI de catre PI din Romania. Ambii coordonatori ai celor doua echipe de cercetare au responsabilitatea derularii proiectului accepat la finantare, conducerea activitatii de cercetare si raportarea catre agentiile finantatoare. Partenerii din cele doua tari trebuie sa demonstreze echilibru intre contributia si aportul lor stiintific in proiect. Propunerile vor fi redactate obligatoriu in limba engleza. Nedepunerea propunerii de proiect la ambele agentii finantatoare, pana la termenul limita, atrage dupa sine neeligibilitatea propunerii depuse.

Propunerile de proiecte in detaliu vor fi evaluate atat la nivel ANR cat si la nivel UEFISCDI, urmand a fi finantate daca primesc acceptul ambelor agentii de finantare.


Durata proiectelor trebuie sa fie aceeasi pentru ambii parteneri si nu va depasi 36 de luni

Propunerile de proiecte acceptate la finantare (partea romana) vor fi contractate cu respectarea regulilor PN III (Planul National de Cercetare, Dezvoltare si Inovare 2014-2020).

Conditiile de eligibilitate pentru Principal Investigator (PI) si institutia gazda din Romania sunt cuprinse in urmatorul document (.pdf)

Bugetul estimativ al partenerului din Romania nu poate depasi 250.000 euro pe toata perioada de implementare a proiectului.


  • Data limita pentru depunerea intentiilor de proiecte la ANR: 18 noiembrie 2014
  • Data estimata pentru deschiderea perioadei de depunere a aplicatiilor la UEFISCDI (propuneri de proiecte in detaliu) – februarie 2015
  • Data estimata pentru depunerea aplicatiilor la UEFISCDI (propuneri de proiecte in detaliu) – martie 2015
  • Publicarea rezultatelor (estimativ): iulie 2015

Documente utile:

  • Plan d’action 2015 (.pdf)
  • Guides des déposants (.pdf)
  • Annexe pour les projets Franco-Roumains (.pdf fr, .pdf eng)
  • Pachetul de informatii pentru depunerea aplicatiilor in detaliu la UEFISCDI va fi disponibil la lansarea acestei etape – februarie 2015.

Competitii anterioare:

Persoana de contact:

Monica Cruceru
Tel: 0040 21 3080561
Fax: 0040 21 3115992

Preluat de pe site-ul UEFISCDI


Call for Proposals

ERC grant applications can only be submitted in response to a Call for Proposals.

The ERC has yearly calls for proposals covering all scientific fields.

For an ERC grant application to be complete, it needs to include the administrative forms, the research proposal and the supplementary documents. The completed proposal should be submitted by the specified closing date.


ERC Advanced Grant

Deadline: 2 Jun 2015 (17:00 Brussels local time)

Identifier: ERC-2015-ADG

Publication date: 10 Feb 2015

* Please note that the official deadlines are only those indicated on the Participant Portal.

ERC Proof of Concept

Deadline: 28 May 2015 and 1 Oct 2015 (17:00 Brussels local time)

Identifier: ERC-2015-POC

Publication date: 7 Nov 2014

* Please note that the official deadlines are only those indicated on the Participant Portal.

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Burse de studiu la Universitatea Central Europeană

Universitatea Central Europeană anunță burse de studiu pentru programele de masterat şi doctorat pentru anul universitar 2015–2016 pentru studenţii aflaţi în ultimul an de studiu sau absolvenţii care au obţinut diploma de licenţă în cadrul unei instituţii de învăţământ superior acreditate. Cursurile, cu predare în limba engleză, se vor ţine la sediul universităţii din Budapesta.

Bursele de studiu acoperă asigurarea medicală și 50-100% din cheltuielile de studii care reprezintă € 16,000 pentru un an de studii.

Domenii de interes: MA în studiul naționalismului (unul sau doi ani), MA în politici și studii de mediu, MA în studii medievale, MA în istorie.

Înscrierea se va face online prin adresa până la data de 1 aprilie 2015.

Dosarul de înscriere va fi de asemenea completat online şi va cuprinde copie după unul dintre certificatele de limba engleză recunoscute internațional (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE etc.).

Informaţii suplimentare se pot obţine de pe pagina oficială a CEU:


The journal studies in History and Theory of Architecture, published by the Department of Architectural History & Theory and Heritage Conservation at ‘Ion Mincu’ University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, Romania, invites submissions for the 2015 issue.


Tales of Urban Lives and Spaces

Cities have died and risen again throughout the centuries, reshaped by new models and concepts, by new aesthetics and new codes of conduct. The catastrophic scenarios of the past few decades have declared the city dead for good, in a language abusing the entire lexical family of the old urbs (urban, urbanism, urbanization, urbanology, anti-urban, post-urban, hyper-urban, etc.). Amid all these, the term urbanity draws attention as an inherently cross-disciplinary notion bringing together the professions of urban design and development.

Despite its complexity and ambiguity, urbanity has been a timeless carrier of meaning, in various cultural and disciplinary milieus, ever since Cicero coined the term. Philologists like Edwin Ramage regard it as “the outward manifestation of an inner culture acquired from residing in … an urban center”, while urban designers like Rob Krier and Christoph Kohl believe it to be “the built frame that unconsciously speaks to us … and which engenders a state of spatial well-being.” Such divergent definitions point to the concept’s capacity to combine the human and spatial dimensions of the urban realm, a capacity that poses a challenge as we shape new instruments to inquire into the city’s past, to understand its present, and to think about its future.

Either a sign of a deep attachment to the image of a glorious past or a mere rhetorical device, either a “mobilizing myth” (Wüst, Mongin) or a “European catchword” (Koolhaas), this concept appears to be what holds together desires and projects for a new form of urban existence. In retrospect, while contemporary cities have grown, sprawled, vanished, densified, shrunk, and grown again, urbanity has often been summoned to help the “misanthropic urbanized territories” to become “cities” (Salin, Virilio, Lyotard, Choay, etc.). What makes a city be a city, and an urbanite be an urbanite? How can we better visualize and explain the circular relation between forms of subjectivity and ways of life, and the formation of urban fabrics and artifacts?

Starting from these premises and questions, this volume welcomes both theoretical constructions and accounts of specific situations that shed light on the concept of urbanity and the practices it engenders.

We invite contributors to explore facets of the urban experience and practice, past or present, through the lens of urbanity, understood as:

  • an alternative way to articulate knowledge about the city and its history;
  • a theoretical position that underpins projects and strategies for the city; or an ethic that guides the professions involved in urban development and design;
  • a normative concept for shaping urban spaces and behaviors.

The overall aim of the volume is to identify, theorize, and integrate new ways of probing more deeply into the nuances of the city, while contributing to the research into the role of architecture in the play of new forms of spatiality and sociability.

The contributions should follow the guidelines below. A preliminary abstract of 150 – 200 words should be submitted by April 30, 2015. Selected contributors will be notified by e-mail on May 15. The final article should be submitted for review by July 1. Contributions will undergo a double-blind peer review procedure. All correspondence will be addressed to, to the attention of Dr. Arch. Daniela Calciu (the managing editor of the current issue).

Guidelines for authors (please see detailed guidelines at

Manuscripts are to be submitted in English and should range between 5,000 and 8,000 words, including references, tables, and bibliography. Reviews of current events (conferences, recently published books or journals, exhibitions), which are of interest for the fields of architectural history and theory are also welcome. Reviews should range between 1,000 and 2,000 words and must be submitted by July 1.

Contributors are asked to send a Microsoft Word compatible document, 1.5 spaced, with minimal formatting.
The title page should include the contributor’s name, affiliation and e-mail address, 5–7 keywords, as well an abstract of 150-200 words. An extended summary ranging between 700 and 1,000 words (to be published in Romanian) must also be submitted. Romanian authors are kindly asked to send in the extended summary in Romanian; our staff will undertake the translation for foreign authors. Reviews should not be accompanied by abstract, summary, or keywords.
For notes (as footnotes) and bibliography (included at the end of the paper) use The Chicago Manual of Style (for details and examples, see A reference list will be included at the end of the paper.

Illustrations (.tiff or .jpg format, min. 300 dpi at printed size), tables and charts must be provided separately, and their location must be indicated clearly throughout the paper. A full list of figure captions must be provided at the end of the article (including figure number, description, and source). Authors are responsible for securing the rights to reproduce and publish all graphic material.