The South-East European Research Centre, a Research Centre of the University of Sheffield and CITY College, is organising a two-day PhD Conference that will take place in Thessaloniki on 6-7 July 2009.

Building on the success of the three previous Doctoral Student Conferences of 2006, 2007, and 2008, which have been consistently attracting more than 100 papers from countries in all of all South East Europe and beyond (UK, France, Germany, Holland, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland and as far as Ukraine), we are pleased to announce the organisation of DSC 2009.

The aim of the conference is to further facilitate the exchange of knowledge between new researchers and to consolidate the established network of scholars currently undertaking research in the region of South East Europe (and beyond). Having identified academic isolation as a problem that many doctoral students face today, the South East European Doctoral Student Conference aims to bring researchers together for establishing collaborative links between disciplines, for testing the ground for innovative ideas and for engaging the wider academic community.

The Conference has an inter-disciplinary focus and is open for participation to new researchers who are currently undertaking doctoral study or are in the early years of their research career (up to 2 years following award of their PhD degree).