From: Oleg Kharkhordin [mailto:kharkhor@...
CFP: The Politics of Friendship, Granada, April 2005
The workshop on the politics of friendship will be held on April 14-19,
2005 in Granada, organized by Preston King and Oleg Kharkhordin. It will
happen as part of the annual sessions of the European Consortium for
Political Research, and the opportunity to get together people thinking
about friendship at a major professional political science forum is
quite a breakthrough.
We think of having many scholars concerned with issues of the politics
of friendship - In fact, the goal is to make the ancients' thinking on
friendship relevant for contemporary world once again, and to reflect
on contemporary issues of friendship in politics and politics in
friendship. As you might know, ECPR is different from many other
professional associations (like APSA, for example) in that it really
offers an opportunity to have an intense 3-4 days of meetings of about
15 people working on the same topic and discussing pre-circulated
papers, and this event happens only once - the workshop themes are not
repeatable (the idea is that afterwards people will communicate among
themselves in any case, having established initial interest in each
The deadline for the abstract submission is Dec. 1, but one should
submit a text by April 1. For details on how to do it, please check out
Participants from ECPR member universities (most EU universities and
some US universities are in this list) get partial reimbursement for
workshop attendance. Should you recommend your grad students or recent
PhDs for workshop participation also, they may be funded by ECPR in
toto, since there are special mobility funds for that (they should check
out the ECPR website links). Non-ECPR members have to pay $250
attendance fee, though.
a more detailed description of this workshop can be also found at the
ECPR website- http://www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/events/jointsessions/granada/
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