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Women in Conflict 1325 Fellowship Programme

Dates: Sunday 20th August to Sunday 27th August 2017

RECRUITMENT OPEN until 2nd August 2017

Please send a CV/Resumé and letter of motivation (maximum 2 A4 pages) to PROJECTS@BEYONDBORDERSSCOTLAND.COM


This programme builds upon two important elements, firstly the pilot programme run in 2015 with Syrian, Iraqi and Yemeni fellows, which established the need for a fellowship of this type, and also demonstrated the utility of bringing together female peacemakers from different conflicts. Secondly, it builds upon the recent programme held in partnership between the United Nations and the Scottish Government, supported by Beyond Borders Scotland, which brought 10 members of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board of the Office of the Special Envoy to Syria to Scotland for four days of talks, including a two-day conference at the Scottish Parliament. This programme further established the utility for female peacemakers of sessions concerning inclusive politics and mechanisms of constitutional change.


Aims and Objectives

  • To bring together a team of women activists from a range of conflict affected countries to be trained in international best practice mediation, recovery and dialogue methodologies, with an emphasis on sustainable conflict resolution.
  • To explore methodologies for promoting the role of women in peace-building processes, and identifying and utilising entry points to those processes.
  • To provide the basis for research into barriers to women accessing peace-processes and leadership roles in conflict affected regions.
  • To facilitate the group of women in defining a model for collaboration with each other and with their existing networks, and to map a project plan for creating and
  • sustaining such a network.
  • To provide capacity building training in conflict resolution.
  • To provide shared experience models in relation to national dialogue processes, constitutional drafting, and representation of women in political and government institutions.


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CfP: PSA convention 2017

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention 2017

Senate House, University of London

18-20 September 2017

CfP Deadline: 28 February 2017

Confirmed keynote speaker:
Dr. Sharae Deckard (University College Dublin)

The special topic of the 2017 convention is Globalisation. Proposals for panels and papers on this theme are particularly encouraged.

Paper and panel proposals are invited from academics, scholars and postgraduates with research interests in any area of postcolonial studies from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective.

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words for 20-minute individual papers and 500 words for panels of three, along with a brief biographical note of participants (2-3 sentences max), to

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CfS: Framing Asia

Call for Submissions: A monthly screening of films and documentaries
University of Leiden

Framing Asia will be a monthly film screening during the Leiden Asia Year, organised by the KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean), the IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies) and the department CA-DS (Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology) of University Leiden.

We are looking for anthropological films and documentaries with a special focus on Asia. Selected films will be screened accompanied by a Q&A with the filmmaker and/or discussion with experts on the subject of the film(s).

Framing Asia will award the best films of this series at the end of this year.

Filmmakers, both students and professionals, are encouraged to submit. Please send an email with the title, a description (max. 300 words), a still and a link with the trailer to: and

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CfP: III: Postgrad Conference on South Asia

Postgraduate Conference on South Asia 2017

Ireland India Institute, Dublin City University, 26 May 2017

CfP: 3 February 2017


UPDATE: keynote speakers have just been announced:

• Dr. Faisal Devji from the University of Oxford, and;
• Meena Kandasamy, the poet, writer and activist.


The Ireland India Institute, DCU, is pleased to announce its first Postgraduate Conference on South Asia, which will be held on 26 May 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. The conference is hosted in collaboration with BASAS. Doctoral researchers and early career academics are invited to send proposals for papers addressing the following themes:

• Nationalism and nation-building
• Social Movements in South Asia
• Framing identities in South Asia
• Intersectionality in researching South Asia
• ‘New’ Media in South Asia
• The future of South Asia

Proposals for papers should include a title, abstract (300 words), authors name and email address and a 150 word bio and has to be submitted to the conference
organisers Arpita Chakraborty and Hari Krishnan at no later than 3 February 2017. When submitting a paper please indicate preferred
theme(s) and/or up to 6 keywords. All authors will be contacted by the end of February.

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