CFP: EISA Section on Historical International Relations


Convenors: Julia Costa Lopez (University of Groningen), Zeynep Gulsah Capan (University of Erfurt), Filipe dos Reis (University of Erfurt), Maj Grasten (Copenhagen Business School)

Please submit your abstract via the online submission system by 1 FEBRUARY, 2018. Continue reading

Ethics and Global Politics Seminar at University of Sussex

Dear all,
We are pleased to announce our upcoming Ethics and World Politics seminar, which is an ongoing forum for scholars to present, discuss and develop the latest work on the normative dimensions of world politics. It will take place on 17 January 2018 at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, between 12.30 and 6.30pm. This event will be hosted and co-sponsored by the Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre and the Centre for Advanced International Theory.  The line-up is as follows:
Prof Katrin Flikschuh (LSE), ‘The State as a Failed Universal: Lessons from Africa’
Dr Alex Prichard (University of Exeter), ‘“The Virtues of Anarchy” Reconsidered: On Kenneth Waltz, the Kantian Moralist’
Prof Maja Zehfuss (University of Manchester), ‘Accounting for the Inexplicable: Military Refusers and the Invocation of Conscience’ 
Prof Jane Cowan (University of Sussex), ‘Reviewing Human Rights as Greece Collapses: Debt, Austerity Measures, Time, Administrative Subjectivity and the Bureaucratic Appeal against Dystopia’
A light lunch will be provided at 12.30, as well as refreshments during the session. The papers will be followed by the launch of the edited volume, Heidegger and the Global Age (eds. Antonio Cerella and Louiza Odysseos), and a drinks reception sponsored by Rowman and Littlefield International.
The event will take place at the following venue:
Fulton Building, Room 203
University of Sussex
This is a free event but we would, however, ask that you contact us to register for the event, so we can plan accordingly. You can register through Eventbrite here:
BISA members who are postgraduate students or not in full-time employment are eligible to apply for a bursary to help cover travel costs. Please contact for details.
We look forward to seeing you in January!  Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Best wishes,
Elke, James, Joe and Myriam

CFP: Anthropocene Politics: International Relations after the end of the World

Dear all,

The call for papers and panels is now open for Anthropocene Politics: International Relations after the end of the World, Section 03 at the European International Studies Assocaition (EISA) Pan-European Conference, Prague, September 2018
Section Chairs: Delf Rothe, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and David Chandler, University of Westminster
Anthropocene Politics: International Relations after the end of the World
The Anthropocene—the new geological epoch of humanity’s own making—promises to be a major challenge to scholars of IR. The Anthropocene is much more than a discussion of how to deal with climate change. As Timothy Morton prominently argued, the advent of the Anthropocene marks ‘the end of the world’—not (only) physically, as ecological catastrophe at planetary scale, but in a philosophical sense. The Anthropocene collapses the foundations of modernity: subject-centred rationalism and anthropocentric norms, discourses and regulations. The speed and energy of planetary changes overwhelm existing political institutions, from national parliaments to UN organisations.
For some, the discovery of Anthropocene leaves little hope for future international relations. They paint a bleak scenario, in which Anthropocene politics resembles a mere management of the post-apocalyptic present: the governance of polluted oceans, flooded cities, and deserted landscapes. In this new world, survival is all we can hope for. Others, however, paint a more optimistic picture. For them, the collapse of the modernist universe represents a unique possibility: to decolonize international relations, to become attuned to the needs of nonhumans, to (re)discover non-Western indigenous cosmologies, to renegotiate political ideas including security, participation or well-being, and to establish new forms of (cosmo)political cooperation.
This section is devoted to this wide range of discussions which seek to interrogate the claims made for (and against) the Anthropocene. For this, it invites contributions from a wide range of perspectives, including constructivism, post-structuralism, new materialism, post- and decolonialism, feminism, IPE, environmentalism, (critical) realism, and rationalism.
The conference will take place in Prague from 12-15 September 2018All information about the conference can be found here –
You can submit your panel, roundtable and paper proposals through the online platform here   
Submission guidelines are available here –  
Questions should be sent to or directly to David ( and Delf (
We look forward to receiving your proposals and to seeing you in Prague!

Best wishes and festive greetings,
David and Delf