Research paper writing contest – CALL FOR PAPERS
The Institute for Cultural Relations Policy is seeking for submissions for the 2020 Research Paper Writing Contest on the Challenges of Cultural Relations in the 21st Century and inviting young researchers to contribute research papers or case studies.
The 21st century brought many changes in today’s modern society. Changes occurred in every field and these transformations become extremely noticeable in the field of cultural relations. “Cultural relations” is now recognised as a unique approach and also an effective and peaceful instrument of international relations and for practising soft power. Cultural relations as a new international relations’ paradigm takes into account different concepts of the nation: it accepts the realities of the state as a nation however it also recognises the concept of cultural group as a nation in the same time. For this reason, cultural relations is a specific domain of international relations because it can applied also within multicultural host countries while having an effect on the communication, political thought, party politics, etc. of diverse ethnic, religious or cultural groups.
Besides those, cultural relations is a progressive approach that recognises the importance of cultural diplomacy (the initiation or facilitation of the exchange of ideas, values, traditions and other aspects of culture or identity, whether they promote national interests, build relationships or enhance socio-cultural understanding) and the dialogue of civilisations (which is a process that involves diverse national, ethnic and religious groups, articulates different ideas, visions, objectives in order to avoid violence and considers diversity of people as resource).
Recent researches focus on how “cultural relations” can be defined more precisely in today’s globalised world and – and perhaps more importantly – what are the challenges that cultural relations facing in the 21st century. The Institute for Cultural Relations Policy is seeking for submissions for the 2020 Research Paper Writing Contest on the Challenges of Cultural Relations in the 21st Century and inviting young researchers to contribute research papers or case studies.
The Research Paper Writing Contest is multidisciplinary in topics including but not limited to:
- The concept of cultural relations in the 21st century
- The value of cultural relations
- Culture as an instrument of international relations
- Globalisation and culture
- The role of cultural relations in conflict prevention and resolution
- The role of cultural heritage in cultural relations
- The future of intercultural dialogue
- Non-state actors in cultural relations (organisations, cities, institutions, individuals)
- Cultural relations and digital communications media
Eligibility: Research papers may be submitted by anyone between 20 and 36 years old (as of June 1, 2020).
- Paper length: between 3000 and 4500 words (without cover page and references) in English. Papers may be typed.
- All submissions must be submitted by email to the ICRP’s email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- File Format: MS Word (.docx)
- Paper Size: A4 Size (210mm x 297mm)
- Font style and size: Times New Roman, 12
- Line spacing: 1.5 spaced
- Figures, illustrations, tables are allowed.
- Harvard Citation System (see: http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm)
- Do NOT page number your paper; do NOT apply security settings to your file.
- Entries submitted must include a cover page. A cover page template is available to download.
- Only one entry per person is accepted.
- Research papers must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
- Research papers must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
- The Author transfers to ICRP the non-exclusive publication rights and warrants that his/her contribution is original and that he/she has full power to make this grant.
Deadline: Entries must be received by 1 June 2020 (23:59 your local time)
Selection process: All eligible entries received will be assessed by a qualified panel of judges invited by the ICRP.
- Best prizes:
- 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 250 euro and publication of paper
- 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 125 euro and publication of paper
- 3rd Prize: Certificate, prize of 75 euro and publication of paper
- Additional awards will be given if applicable. Authors of selected papers will be invited to publish their work in an edited volume.
- All prize winners will be announced on 1 September 2020 on this website. Certificates and will be emailed to the winners in September 2020.
- Best prizes:
We are unable to answer individual inquiries concerning contest results. All inquiries shall be sent to email@example.com