CfP: Workshop for Writing Abstracts

Остаточний термін подання заявок – 9 лютого 2018 р.

Місце: Київський центр УКУ

Academic writing has become increasingly governed by international standards set by journal editors, book publishers, and conference organizers. To be accepted for publication or conference presentation, authors are expected to follow established standards for the structure and form of their texts.


Because “international” standards have been developed for the most part in English-speaking countries, academic communities whose first language is not English face special challenges.  They need to assess what is expected of them in terms of their own experience and to make sure that their writing meets their own purposes.  Authors who are rejected, often blame lack of success on the local nature of their topics or on poor English.  However, in many cases the real problem is lack of familiarity with international standards, which require a well-structured argument.


MAG Workshop

To bridge divides among academic communities, MAG organized the ASEEES-MAG Convention 2016in Lviv, at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU).  A second MAG Kongres will take place at UCU, June 27-29, 2018 at UCU addressing the theme ‘The Image of the Self’.


To prepare for this kongres, MAG will hold a workshop in KyivFebruary 162018, devoted to the craft of writing abstracts for conference presentations.  All participants of this workshop are encouraged to submit their applications for 2018 MAG Kongres by the deadline – February 23, 2018.

Workshop program

10:00-10:30 – Registration, welcome coffee

10:30-12:30 –Principles for writing abstracts

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-15:30 – Work on cases


Workshops participants will discuss the principles of writing an abstract (and a title) and will revise their own abstracts based on mutual constructive feedback.


To Apply for the Workshop

        Fill the application formby February 9, 2018.

        Please note, places are limited. Organizers will inform successful applicants about the results of selection on February 12, 2018

If you have any questions about workshop, please contact the local coordinator,Iryna Fenno, at:  Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. вам потрібно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її.


Workshop leaderAndrzej W. Tymowski

Born in Germany, raised and educated in the United States, Tymowski holds advanced degrees from Yale University (Ph.D. in political science; M.A. in International Relations).  Currently he serves as Director of International Programs at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in New York.  From 1998 to 2010 he directed the Carnegie/ACLS Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.  He is a founding member of MAG and serves on its governing council.

Tymowski has led writing workshops in Russia, Africa, and the United States.  At ACLS he has conducted international, peer-reviewed competitions for research grants related to Eurasian studies, African Humanities, China studies, and Buddhist studies.  He is on the editorial board of the quarterly journal East European Politics&Societies and Cultures.

At the University of Warsaw, he has taught Academic Writing in English for candidates for B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Degrees and Sztuka Pracy Naukowej (Workshop in Academic Skills) for university students
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