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CfP Graduate Worskhop | Environmental Discourses and Practices in Eastern and Southeastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities

The ScienceCampus is pleased to welcome applications to the fourth Graduate Workshop, organized by the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (GSOSES UR). The theme of the 2023 event is Environmental Discourses and Practices in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The Deadline for applications is 20 February 2023.

4th Graduate Workshop of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies at the
University Regensburg
in cooperation with the Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in the
Modern World.

Regensburg, 25-27 May 2023

The Call for Papers can be downloaded as a PDF here.

The climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity and ever-growing environmental pollution are
omnipresent problems of our time. They pose a challenge to our research as well. The
interdisciplinary graduate workshop of the Graduate School of East and Southeast European
Studies at the University of Regensburg aims at expanding the scope of research on these issues. It
will focus on environmental discourses and practices, as well as on current challenges and
potential ways to address these problems in Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
PhD candidates and early career researchers across the humanities, social sciences and other
related disciplines with an environmental focus are invited to send in proposals of no more than
500 words (title and abstract) and a short CV (max. 2 pages) to gsoses.conference@ur.de by 20
February 2023.

We welcome proposals that address themes that include, but are not limited to, the following
• Environmental activism and environmental movements
• Nature conservation and biodiversity loss
• Energy production, energy transition, and decarbonisation
• Waste and waste management
• Hazards, toxicity, pollution
• Environmental crime, corruption and greenwashing
• The more-than-human world and multispecies relations.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by the end of February. Participants will then be asked
to submit their final papers (3000 words max.) by 8 May 2023. We aim to publish the working
contributions as essays on the blog journal of the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Frictions: Europe,
America and Global Transformations”. Its essays section publishes fully-referenced, peer-reviewed

The organisers will pay for up to two nights’ accommodation. Furthermore, travel costs will be
reimbursed up to 150 Euro and for international applications additional funding may be
considered. For any additional enquiries, please feel free to contact us at

Your organising team,
Miloš Đurović, Barbara Frey, Damjan Matković, Magdolna Molnár, Niklas Platzer