Academic Opportunities at UB

The University of Bucharest offers a large variety of events such as conferences, workshops, training and summer schools. You can find them all here, waiting for you to apply and join our academic community.


(CfP): The Place and Role of Social Work in the 2020s and Beyond

The Department of Social Work, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, the University of Bucharest in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Social Work in Romania  organize on November 7th – 8th, 2019 the International Conference on The Place and Role of Social Work in the 2020s and Beyond.

The conference focus on the following research themes:

  • The place and role of social work education in the 2020s and beyond
  • The place and role of social work practice in the 2020s and beyond
  • The place and role of social work research in the 2020s and beyond

The abstract submission deadline is June 20th, 2019.

For more information please access the conference’s website.





(CfP) Workshop-ul “The Grammaticalization of Motion Verbs in Romance”

20-21 September 2019

The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest and the Faculty of Letters of UB organize the workshop “The Grammaticalization of Motion Verbs in Romance”. The event, which will be held in the 120th room of the UB’s Faculty of Letters, will have as special guests Adam Ledgeway of the University of Cambridge and Luigi Andriani of “Federico II” University of Naples and the University of New York.

Contributions must not exceed two pages, one-line Times New Roman font, 12 (including examples and references) and will be sent to e-mail address: by 15 July 2019. These will include a pdf document that does not contain the author’s name and one that includes the title of the work, the author’s name and affiliation. Selected authors will be notified by July 25, 2019.

The targeted presentations can address one of the following themes: the usual grammatical modalities of movement verbs in the Romance languages ​​(motion> time, aspect indicators); the less common modalities of grammatizing the verbs of movement in Romanic languages ​​(movement> passive auxiliaries); verbs of motion used as copulative verbs – a pan-romanian way; possible explanations; mechanisms of syntactic change explaining these phenomena; the extent to which the meaning of movement (deictic) is preserved in the new structures (grammatical); the relevance of data about the verbs of the Romance language in the grammatical theory (intermediate steps, context changes); the relevance of dialectal data in grammar theory.

Presentations will be held in English and will not exceed 30 minutes, distributed as follows: 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions.

The event is part of the project “Moving towards aspect, copula and passive. The diachronic reanalysis of motion verbs in Romanian “(MOV).




(CfP) International Conference De l’Ouest à l’Est : Métamorphoses des Discours en Europe/ From West to East: Metamorphoses of Discourses in Europe.

24-25 October 2019

The University of Bucharest and the Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy, under the aegis of the Observatoire des discursors et contre-discurss on European construction and with the academic support of the Francofon Regional Center for Advanced Studies, organize the International Conference De l’Ouest à l’Est: Métamorphoses des Discours en Europe / From West to East: Metamorphoses of Discourses in Europe.

The conference is structured into three sections, as follows:
• The current metamorphoses of speeches in Europe: the transformation of European speeches; the European communication policy and its current problems; the discursive strategies of European actors; new forms of confrontational discourse in relation to contemporary phenomena (migration, free movement of refugees, populism) or traditional European themes (the future of Europe, European elections, the European public sphere, European public opinion, European values, European democracy, human rights, common policies of the European Union).
• East-West relationship in Europe: historical, social, societal, anthropological, political and communication definitions of the East-West relationship in the European Union; East-West in the era of new media; a Europe or more?; citizenship and two-speed European identity? ; the relationship between European speech and geography of Europe.
• Online Europe: from symbolic domination to hyper-reality and vice versa; Europe and the European online debate; the special themes of the European debate on social networks; European public opinion online – positions and speeches; traditional media vs. digital media that question Europe and its speeches.

Contributions will fit into one of the proposed themes and will consist of empirical approaches, case studies or comparative studies between different discourses, environments, platforms, devices, ideologies, strategies, behaviors, regions, etc. through geographic and / or virtual Europe. Interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities and social sciences will be appreciated.

The deadline for submitting proposals by e-mail to is May 26, 2019. Acceptance notifications will be sent to participants by May 31, 2019.

No participation fee is charged.

Additional information about guest professors, organizing committee and conference scientific committee, as well as the timing of publishing contributions accepted for blind-peer-review publishing, can be accessed on the conference’s Facebook page, here and here.


CfP: Thirty Years After – Post Communism, Democracy and Illiberalism in Central and Eastern Europe

09 – 11 October 2019

Thirty years after the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe will be marked by the international, multidisciplinary conference called Thirty Years After – Post Communism, Democracy and Illiberalism in Central and Eastern Europe, organized by the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest and its network of academic partners.


We would like to invite scholars in History, Political Science, International Relations, Economics or any other related fields to an international conference about the way in which the fall of communism and its inheritance profoundly marked the evolution of Central and Eastern European countries in the past thirty years.

Subject areas relevant to this conference may include, but are by no means limited to, the following issues:

  • The causes and consequences of the downfall of communism;
  • The events of 1989 which reshaped and transformed Europe;
  • The post-communism in the Central and Eastern European space;
  •  NATO and EU as democratization factors/organizations/ instruments;
  • The civil society and its role in the past thirty years;
  • The road from democray to populism and illiberalism.
  •  Post-communist illiberalism – consequence of incomplete communist modernization vs. reaction to social decline in a globalized post-industrial society

The language of the event will be English.

Paper submission

The applications including paper abstracts of maximum 500 words and a short bio, will be assessed by the Scientific Committee of the Conference.

We intend to publish in 2020 a special volume including a selection of the papers presented at the Thirty Years After – Post Communism, Democracy and Illiberalism in Central and Eastern Europe conference.

Please submit the proposal form and the academic CV at the following email address: by 25th June 2019.

For more information please access the Conference’s website.


CfP for the International Conference „White-Collar Education in Central and Eastern Europe’s Socialist Systems”

În the period 4-6  July 2019, the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary School of Doctoral Studies of UB and the Museum of the University of Bucharest, organizes the international conference “White-Collar Education in Central and Eastern Europe’s Socialist Systems”.

Comparative approaches and analyzes of national and / or local case studies are encouraged. The proceedings of the conference will be held in English.

The main topics on which we expect contributions are:

  1. Ups and Downs of Massification
  2. Faculty Recruitment, Professionalization and Agency
  3. Forms of Student Agency
  4. Ideological Uniformization Against Divergence in Educational Attainment
  5. Workers versus Higher Education Graduates in Socialist Enterprises and Institutions

Any other topic considered appropriate will be welcomed. Presentations based on a comparative approach are encouraged. We are very much interested in analyses focusing on national and/or local case-studies.

Register by sending the application form and a short CV (no longer than one page) to The deadline for submission is April 15, 2019.

More details about the themes and the “White-Collar Education in the Central and Eastern European Socialist Systems” event as well as the registration form are available here.



(CfP)SCOPE 2019

6th International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research

Conférence Internationale Interdisciplinaire de Sciences Politiques, 6e édition

31 May – 2 June, 2019

University of Bucharest

The conference is open to senior and junior scholars of political research from social sciences and humanities, as well as to scholars from trans- and interdisciplinary areas relevant for political research. 

The official languages of the event are English and French. The primary working language is English and we expect most abstracts, papers, presentations and discussions to be in this language. Pre-organized panels or round tables in French may be also accepted.

Aiming to explore such scholarly and policy puzzles from various conceptual, empirical and methodological perspectives, while addressing timely case-studies, we invite scholars across different disciplines to submit papers, panels or round table proposals, especially (but not exclusively) around the following core topics:

  • Ethics and political theory;
  • Ethics and international affairs;
  • Ethics and public policy;
  • Ethics and human rights;
  • Values, beliefs and attitudes in contemporary societies;
  • Populism, social movements and electoral behavior in the age of social media;
  • Democracy and its critics;
  • Contemporary political ideologies;
  • Identity politics;
  • The politics of entitlement;
  • Transitional justice;
  • Comparative perspectives on civic education and global solidarity;
  • Methodological opportunities and challenges in approaching the study of values in political research;
  • Ethics of contemporary political research.

The best papers may be considered for publication within special journal issues or collective volumes with partner publishers. 

Abstract submission deadline: March 1st, 2019

For more details, please access the site dedicated to the conference:


CfP] Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies: Southern Europe, Central Eastern Europe, and the Former Soviet Union in Global Perspective

                                       University of Bucharest, 1-2 April 2019

The scholarship on reckoning with the past after the “third wave of democratisation” has generally provided analysis of national case studies or comparative accounts of countries seen as discrete units, disconnected from transnational or international developments. This approach has overlooked the impact of globalization of memory cultures on national settings as well as the multiplicity of cross-borders and cross-regional entanglements that have framed justice and memory processes since the 1970s.

A transnational turn in memory studies developed in the last decade. Such approach has mainly focused on how the memory of the Holocaust has influenced and has been appropriated to criminalize wars and dictatorships in other historical contexts. Within Europe itself, this scholarship has primarily examined the competition between remembering the crimes of the Holocaust and the crimes of the gulag. The interactions and mutual influences outside this major axis, including the transfer of ideas and practices between “third wave” processes of dealing with the pasts as well as their effects at a global scale remain understudied.

This conference aims to fill this gap by looking at how post-dictatorial justice and memory experiences in Southern Europe, Central Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union after the “third wave of democratisation” have reciprocally affected each other. It also seeks to unpack how memorialization practices in these regions were shaped by and influenced in turn criminalization discourses in other geographical contexts (Latin America, Asia, Africa). The conference focuses on transnational activism, transfers of knowledge and expertise at bilateral, regional or international levels, the impact of legal and mnemonic narratives outside their countries of origin, and the role of international organizations and NGOs in dealing with mass violence. The conference aims thus to trace the multidirectional circulation of ideas, norms and models of reckoning with authoritarian regimes both within these regions, and between them and other areas of the world.

Possible topics include, but are not restricted to, the following subjects:

  • Circulation of ideas, norms and practices across national borders in various professional and social fields (e.g. law, memorialization sites and practices, historiography, forensics, heritage etc.).
  • Transnational mobilization for justice and memory of Southern European, Central Eastern European and former Soviet Union actors in international institutions, global NGOs, or at venues on other continents.
  • The role of Southern Europe, Central Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in globalizing narratives and norms of dealing with the past. Entanglements within these regions, and between them and other areas of the world.
  • The role of regional and international organisations and global NGOs in memory and justice processes in South Europe, Central Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
  • Competing memories of rights wing and left wing dictatorial regimes.
  • Local actors’ re-appropriation of and resistance to ideas and paradigms originating in other national or global venues.

The language of the conference is English.

Please submit your proposal including authors’ names, email addresses and affiliations, a short CV and an abstract of around 300 words by 25th November 2018. The organizers will provide a response by 10th December 2018. Selected participants will be invited to submit their papers (max. 7,000 words including tables, figures, and references) by 15 March 2019. The organizers intend to publish a selection of papers in a special issue of an international academic journal.

Please, submit paper abstracts to:

Funding opportunities for travel and accommodation are available, but we ask that contributors also explore financial support at their home institutions.

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Political Science – University of Bucharest, the Institut Universitaire de France, and the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena.

For more details, please contact Raluca Grosescu ( or Eva-Clarita Pettai

Summer courses in Romania language, culture and civilization


Are you ready for an intercultural experience? Then we are inviting you to discover Romania, its language, culture and civilization during the 58th edition of the Summer Courses in Romanian language, culture and civilization organized by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest between July 23 to August 6, 2018.

Deadline for registration: June 20, 2018

For more details please access the website dedicated to the event.




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Competing Perspectives and Methodological Challenges


The Institute of Research University of Bucharest, through its Social Science Division is organizing a conference in April 27-28, 2018. The conference wants to be an opportunity for an open, interdisciplinary discussion of the problems and questions surrounding the future of work.

Important dates:

  • 15 December 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
  • 10 January 2018: Notification of acceptance
  • 27 – 28 April 2018: Conference days

More information can be found here .


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