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Programme: Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

This is the programme for the European Sociological Association, Research Network 31 Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism Mid-Term Conference, Vienna, 4-6 September 2014:

RN31 2014 Wien programme


Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism in the shadow of the Holocaust


European Sociological Association

Contemporary antisemitism and racism in the shadow of the Holocaust

RN31 Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism Mid-term conference

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 22 May 2014

4–5 September 2014
University of Vienna

The ESA Research Network 31: Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism invites submissions of papers for its biannual mid-term conference. The conference will be held from 4 to 5 September 2014 at the University of Vienna.

We will hold sessions that focus on theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of research on antisemitism and racism, also in a comparative framework. The network’s perspective is to bridge an exclusive divide between the understanding of antisemitism and of racism, exploring the correspondences and affinities, but also the differences and contrasts. Our over-arching question is to understand what are the material conditions and the social, political and historical contexts shaping variations in antisemitism and racism, across time and across different European and global contexts.

Besides papers on general theoretical approaches to antisemitism, racism and ethnic relations, we are particularly interested in questions of contemporary antisemitism and how it relates to Holocaust remembrance and denial. Thus, papers on ‘secondary’ and ‘new antisemitism’ are expressly welcome. Our special concern lies in (but is not limited to) the following issues: Continue reading

The application process for the EU-MIA Academy is now open

APPLY NOW!ITC-ILO, in partnership with the research institutes COMPAS Oxford and FIERI, will be implementing the training academy on migrant integration in Europe (EU-MIA). The aim is to reinforce integration capacities in European cities by using existing knowledge and networks in order to establish dynamic and operational connections between researchers, practitioners and training institutions.

The training academy is taking place within the context of a project that has been structured in three phases: (1) background research to create a repertoire of promising practices in the field of integration at local level, (2) field missions in cities where a total of ten selected functioning practices have been analysed in depth, and (3) the development of a cooperative learning kit to be delivered in a structured training activity which targets and directly involves public officials and local stakeholders.

This training academy is thus the final phase of the project and will contribute to improve the capacity of key actors in the field of integration at city and neighbourhood levels through the presentation of the ten functioning practices and the sharing of knowledge and experience among practitioners and experts.

The ten functioning practices are:

• Barcelona (Spain) Xarxa BCN Anti-Rumors (Network against “rumours”)

• Bilbao (Spain) Programa Mujeres, Salud y Violencia (Women’s Health in Women’s Hands)

• Hamburg (Germany) Eltern vor Ort (Parents on the spot)

• London, Borough of Southwark, District of Bermondsey (United Kingdom) St. George’s Day Festival

• Nantes (France) Coprod Migrants CNCEConseil Nantais pour la Citoyenneté des Etrangers (Council for the Citizenship of Foreigners)

• Reggio Emilia (Italy) Spotello per l’assistenza familiare (Family Assistance Desk)

• Turin (Italy) Rete delle Case del quartiere (Network of Neighbourhood Houses)

• Vejle (Denmark) Dansk Simulator (Danish Simulator)

• Vienna (Austria) Gelebte Divärsität (Lived Diversity)

• Visby (Sweden) Demokrati För Barns Framtid (Democracy for Children’s Future)

To apply [click here].

To download the flyer [click here].

To contact us [click here].

For more information on the project, [click here].

For more details on the learning methodology, [click here].