SRS 2019 Graduate Student Essay Prize
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: July 1, 2019
The Society for Romanian Studies is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter. The submitted single-author work must be written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian or Moldovan subject, broadly and inclusively understood.
The 2019 prize consists of $300. The winner will be announced on 1 November 2019. The competition is open to current MA and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2018–2019. The submitted work should have been completed during the 2017–18 academic year. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable if accompanied by a description of the panel and the candidate’s conference paper proposal. Candidates should clearly indicate the format of the essay submitted. Essays/chapters should be up to 10,000 words double spaced, including reference matter.
Candidates should also clearly indicate their institutional affiliation and the type of the essay submitted. Questions can be directed to the chair of the committee, Marina Cap-Bun: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send a copy of the essay, any accompanying documentation (as both Word and PDF please) and an updated CV to 2019srsPrize@gmail.com.
The members of this year’s committee are:
Marina Cap-Bun (Chair)
Romanian Language and Literature
“Ovidius” University of Constanta (Romania)
Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena (Germany)
Loughborough University (UK)
SRS Statement of support for CEU
An island of academic empowerment in East Central Europe, Central European University (CEU) sees its existence threatened by the wave of populist and illiberal politics that have swept the region in the last few years. Academic life in Turkey and Russia has already been disrupted by those governments’ interventions. Now it seems to be the turn of the Hungarian government to interfere with CEU’s academic freedom and smooth functioning. This comes after months of the Orban government’s harassment of NGOs and the CEU, directed against what this government perceives as one of the last bastions of liberal thinking in a country that has gradually come to embrace authoritarian illiberalism.
We, in the Society for Romanian Studies, feel that is it our duty as colleagues and academics to signal our regret and dismay about the attack on CEU. We offer our solidarity and support in this moment of crisis. We, members of the Society for Romanian Studies, are connected in so many ways to this Center of research excellence in Eastern Europe some of us being now or in the past, students, alumni, professors, mentors, and researchers at this University, that it is impossible to stand idly by.
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