Call for Participants
A workshop for young researchers will take place on the morning of June 21st 2012 just ahead of the commencement of 17th bi-annual conference of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) to be hosted at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan (see http://www.acei.neu.edu for further details about the organization and the conference). The workshop provides an opportunity for conference delegates who are graduate students (at masters and PhD level) to discuss their dissertations, publication plans and job market issues amongst themselves and with other more experienced scholars who share an interest in questions surrounding economic aspects of culture.
Victoria Ateca-Amestoy (University of the Basque Country, Spain) and Olivia Guillon (Université Paris 13, France) will co-organize the workshop and members of the Executive Board of the ACEI, including our president Professor Roberto Zanola (University of the Eastern Piedmont), will participate.
Interested graduate students should please send their cvs and a 1-page abstract of their dissertation project (12 point font), indicating at which stage they are at (pre or post-proposal defence), their institutional affiliation and title of their graduate program, as well as what type of job they envisage after graduation (academic, government, consulting, and if academic in which discipline), to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th, 2012. Applicants will be informed of whether they have been allocated a place at the workshop by March 1st 2012.
ACEI funding support is available to assist attendance for a small number of workshop participants. Applicants who require such support should please submit a short cover letter with their applications, explaining why such assistance is needed and specifying their expected travel and accommodation costs in Kyoto. Where support is granted, this will take the form of reimbursement against receipts of up to $500 for travel and accommodation costs.
Since the purpose of the workshop is to support early stage researchers, please note that anyone who has a paper accepted for the main conference will then become ineligible for a place at the workshop. In addition, please note that the ACEI will support a maximum of one subsidized attendance at a young researchers' workshop per individual?(so anyone who received support in Vienna 2006, Boston 2008 or Copenhagen 2010 is not eligible to receive additional subsidy in 2010 or thereafter).
If you have a paper accepted for the main ACEI conference, please remember that the President's Prize recognizes the best paper from a PhD student or a young postgraduate (less than 35 years old) presented at the conference. It entails an expedited process for publication in the Journal of Cultural Economics: young researchers are encouraged to apply.