On 4th and 5th of June 2015 the symposium “Interdisciplinary perspectives on Children Born of War – from World War II to current conflict settings” will take place in the conference centre of Schloss Herrenhausen (Hannover/Deutschland). Few human rights and children’s rights topics have been met with a similarly extensive silence as the fate of children born of war (CBOW). Among the children are those conceived in conflict-related sexual violence, but also in intimate relations of more or less consensual nature. The symposium is addressing the topic of CBOW from an interdisciplinary perspective, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, history and political sciences.
The meeting will be funded by the Volkswagenstiftung. As part of the symposium we are planning an interdisciplinary workshop for early career researchers. The financial support of the Volkswagenstiftung allows us to offer ten conference grants for early career researchers (Masters, PhD students, early postdocs) which include the costs of registration, accommodation and travel. These grants will be offered to researchers who work on any aspect of Children Born of War and will be awarded in a competitive process. Grant recipients have the opportunity to introduce and discuss their research during the workshop, will receive feedback from senior colleagues and will participate in the rest of the conference. The conference will be held in English.
Applications including a letter of motivation, a short outline of the research project and, where applicable, a list of publications ought to be sent electronically to Heide.Glaesmer@medizin.uni-leipzig.de until 28th of February 2015.
Dr. Heide Glaesmer
Prof. Dr. Sabine Lee
University of Birmingham (UK)
Dr. Philipp Kuwert