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The European University Alliance CIVIS organises scientific conferences, workshops and debates and often calls for papers and contributions to its academic and scientific communities. Our calls for papers open a space for proposals addressing, through education and research, some of the most burning societal challenges of our times. They also include opportunities to present innovative practices in teaching and researching. 

All open calls are available on this page, which is often updated with new opportunities. Here you will find all the details regarding the topics, requirements and deadlines to participate in the calls. Stay tuned!

Conceptualizing and understanding the role of the African diaspora(s) in Europe and in Africa

CIVIS is launching a call for papers for the conference Conceptualizing and understanding the role of the African diaspora(s) in Europe and in Africa that will take place on 8 April 2022. The conference will be online, on Zoom. The working languages will be English and French (with a Powerpoint in English).

Click here for more information on this conference call for papers

If you are interested, please send a proposal including the following elements:

  • A title
  • A 250-words abstract of the paper to be presented
  •  A ½ page-presentation of the author (or a CV in English or in French)

Please send your proposal by 20 March 2022 to:

Sharing Knowledge in the Middle Ages

Conference: 10-11 November 2023, Bucharest, Romania
Deadline for submissions: 5 October 2023

For several decades, research on the forms and the dynamics of knowledge in the Middle Ages has been based on a binary logic, aiming both at the accumulation of positive knowledge and at the changes in the field of knowledge which invite to the critical revision of the previous conceptions and which end up attributing a particular identity to each stage of medieval cultural history. From this point of view, modern studies resume the landmarks of the thought of medieval intellectuals, such as the 13th century efforts to classify and to order, in a time when the culture of the cloisters was followed by the culture of the universities.

Since the objective of this conference is to facilitate exchanges between specialists from different academic fields, possible topics include:

  • Contents and codifications of knowledge
  • Networks and contexts for the dissemination of knowledge
  • Forms and avatars of the dissemination of knowledge
  • Knowledge and critical thinking

Submission of proposals :

Proposals (maximum 300 words) accompanied by a brief bio-bibliographic presentation are to be sent to the following addresses:

Please specify in the body of the message the title of the communication, the name of the author(s) and the host institution(s). If the proposal is submitted before the deadline, colleagues who need time to obtain funding will be answered sooner after evaluation by the Scientific Committee.

Acceptance of proposals: contributors will be notified no later than 15 October 2023.

Expected length of presentations: 20 minutes (followed by 10 minutes of discussions).

Languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian.

Place : University of Bucharest.  The conference will take place in a hybrid format. Travel and accommodation costs are in charge of the participants. The selected papers will be published in 2024, after the evaluation of the final texts by the scientific committee.

Participation fee: 

  • Academics, researchers: 50 euros (face-to-face participation) / 35 euros (online participation).
  • PhD candidates, students pursuing a master’s degree: 30 euros (face-to-face participation) / 20 euros (online participation).