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May 21, 2013

Prize: Student work on the Greek Legacy

Deadline:May 31


Each year, the Arthur and Mary Platsis Prizes award undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan for exceptional work related to the Greek Legacy from its earliest roots through the Classical and Hellenistic eras and as echoed and reinforced in the works of Byzantine and Modern Greek culture. Students in any college and any field are invited to submit work dealing with the relevance of Greek thought and experience for our world today.

There are three main categories of submissions:

1) Research may be presented in any standard scholarly form. Prizes range from $150—$400.

2) Creative work may be presented in a variety of forms: essays, plays, poems, films, musical compositions, performances, visual art, translations/adaptations, etc. Performances and musical compositions should be submitted on audio or video, visual arts in digital form or slides, and translations/adaptations together with the original work. There are no restrictions on length or size of works. Prizes range from $150—$400.

3) Response to the Darius Milhaud’s Oresteia of Aeschylus (aka Oresteian Trilogy), being performed April 4 at Hill Auditorium, or the SITI Company’s Trojan Women, being performed at the Power Center April 27—28. Submissions should be 500-1500 words. Prizes for responses will be $50.

For more details of these performances visit their websites:
Milhaud’s Oresteia of Aeschylus : www.montage.umich.edu/
SITI Company’s Trojan Women: http://ums.org/

All entries must include four copies of the work(s) and must be accompanied by a cover sheet with the following information typewritten on the page:
• Name of student
• Local address & phone number
• Permanent address
• e-mail address
• School or college
• Class & UMID #
• A brief statement of justification (between five and ten sentences, depending on the nature of the work submitted) explaining how the Greek legacy is treated in the work submitted.
All submissions must be complete, as outlined above. Entries will be anonymously evaluated by the 2013 Platsis Symposium Committee. Amounts of prizes shall also be determined by the committee and shall reflect the scope of the work selected. One or more prizes will be awarded at the 12th Annual Platsis Symposium, which will be held in September 29, 2013.
For more information please contact: Sandra Andrade at asandra@umich.edu

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013.
Please submit entries to:
Sandra Andrade
Department of Classical Studies
2160 Angell Hall
435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Posted by sarayu at 01:03 PM

May 14, 2013

Research: Conference: Fulbright Programs Europe, Germany, German Studies

Deadline: August 8, 2013

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars provides research grants in international
politics at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP); German Institute
for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin. The award will
be offered to one junior or senior scholar in the described field.
Applicants should have a solid publications record in the target
research areas, commensurate with career stage. Please note that dual
U.S.-German citizens are not eligible for the Fulbright program with
Germany. German proficiency should be commensurate with the proposed
research or teaching. The grant is 2 to 10 months in duration.


Posted by sarayu at 12:22 PM

Conference: Fulbright Programs Europe, Germany, German Studies Seminar

Deadline: August 1, 2013

Council for International Exchange of Scholars makes up to 15 awards for awardees to participate in a group program and explores themes of transnational relevance from aa German perspective and within the broader context of
the European Union. Eligible candidates are scholars and professionals
from U.S. universities, colleges and community colleges who hold a
Ph.D., or equivalent professional degree, and perform their teaching
and research within the broader context of German and European
Studies. Candidates must demonstrate substantial professional
accomplishments and recognized professional standing. Candidates with
full-time teaching appointments are preferred but adjunct faculty are
welcome to apply. Please note that dual U.S.-German citizens are not
eligible for the Fulbright program with Germany.If not indicated
otherwise, the seminar will be conducted in English. The seminar is 10
days in length.


Posted by sarayu at 12:08 PM

Internships: European Studies Program

The European Studies program, at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, offers unpaid educational internship opportunities for undergraduate students for the fall, spring and summer semesters. The internship aims to provide valuable experience to successful candidates interested in EU-U.S. relations, as well as functional issues pertaining to various European Union policies.

Continue Reading "Internships with the European Studies Program"

Posted by sarayu at 12:03 PM

Fellowship: German And European Economic Affairs

American Council on Germany offers a fellowship to support promising American scholars and analysts whose research bears special significance for German economic and international policy within the wider European context.

Continue Reading "Overview of Fellowship Programs"

Posted by sarayu at 12:02 PM

May 07, 2013

Internship: Reporter for The International

The International is currently looking for reporters at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. We provide our interns with all the training on how to write for the online environment while maintaining high journalistic standards, a skill that proves invaluable for anyone who may want to break into journalism or write a blog in the future.

The International, is a news platform that features articles from a variety of sources on issues of public interest: http://www.theinternational.org. We are a small, but dedicated team that works toward furthering global understanding of issues through focused investigative journalism. Our team has always been quite young, with most of us in our twenties, but we have established very high standards for ourselves. Our goal is not to shape what people think, but to carefully nourish a more perspicacious approach towards consuming the news. We are an independent company.

Editorial policy can be found here

Students can apply to internships here. We can only process applications sent through this link.

Posted by sarayu at 01:57 PM

CFP Workshop: Populism, a historiographic category?

Deadline: June 15, 2013

Populism is a category which is often abused in public discourse
nowadays. For this reason, it is a category historians will have to face
more and more frequently. In spite of this, it is undeniable that the
issue is usually looked at from the perspective of political science or
cultural studies, clearly dominated by a need for conceptualization and
abstraction of the category. As some scholars have pointed out, the clear
difficulty in reaching a unique and unitary definition of the phenomenon
shows how indefinite its outline is and how problematic it is to ascribe
different experiences to a single ideal-type.

This limit is clearly reflected in the difficulty of historical
disciplines to thematize the phenomenon. Nonetheless, the study of
historical cases is a necessary preliminary task. This also demonstrates
the importance of creating a link between the reflections of political
scientists, sociologists and philosophers and those of historians.
Furthermore, it also shows the need to set up a critical debate on how
historical disciplines can contribute to a better understanding of this

Four bi-monthly workshops on the subject will be organized in Florence
(Italy) during 2013-14, under the sponsorship of the Italian Society for
the Study of Contemporary History (SISSCo). The seminars aim to discuss -
through a survey deployed on a large temporal and spatial horizon - how
different features of the populist phenomenon (privileged relationship
between leadership and masses, criticism of the established order,
anti-political nature, strongly nationalistic orientation and recovery of
a mythic vision of the mother country, etc.) transform in correspondence
to national and international historical developments.

The workshops will be structured as follows:
- The first workshop, preparatory to the discussion, will aim to
open a channel of dialogue and discussion among historians and political
scientists, in order to launch a debate on the declination of the populist
phenomenon and identify some assumptions concerning the methodological
differences that both disciplines find when analysing the phenomenon
- The second workshop will focus on the analysis of the first
populist or "proto-populist" experiences that took place in the nineteenth
and twentieth centuries.
- The third workshop will deal with experiences on the European and
international scene in the inter-war years. On this occasion, it will be
essential to examine and debate on the populist (or not) nature of the
authoritarian and totalitarian regimes.
- The fourth workshop will be dedicated to "populist" experiences
after WW2.

We invite those who are interested to send proposals examining the
phenomenon of populism in a historical perspective.

Proposals which intend to examine the following topics will be well-
- The US People’s Party
- experiences and theories of populism in Eastern Europe
- Populism in authoritarian and totalitarian regimes
- L’Uomo Qualunque
- Le Poujadisme
- Populism in Latin America

Please send an abstract (max 300 words) and a biosketch (max 100 words) to
seminari_populismi@libero.it by 15 June 2013.

Posted by sarayu at 01:44 PM

CFP: Objects of remembrance, Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts

Deadline: May 31, 2013

*Call for Proposals: Objects of remembrance*

Objects have always been and continue to be carriers of personal and
communal memories. The proliferation of objects of remembrance starting in
the nineteenth century speaks to the widely felt desire for tangible
markers of both fleeting personal experiences and significant public
events, from coronations to catastrophes; and equally to the possibilities
created by new production processes and technologies that emerged in that
century and after. What was particular to modern notions and experiences
of time that called forth this demand for souvenirs, commemorative medals
and ceramics, postcards, photo albums, and a wide variety of other objects
of all kinds that could serve as devices of memory? What roles did such
objects play in individual lives, in communities, and in larger social and
political relationships? What strategies did artists, designers and
manufacturers use to produce objects that could serve these functions?
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We invite proposals for a collection of essays—to be published as a
special issue of the *Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts
*(DAPA)—that address objects of remembrance during the modern era. Our aim
is to promote an interdisciplinary approach to objects that served as
carriers of memory.
Essays may explore such dimensions as design, decoration, manufacture,
dissemination, and marketing, as well as the meanings and affective
attachments that objects acquire once they have passed into the hands of
their owners. Contributions from any field in the humanities—including
history, art history, design history, cultural studies, gender studies,
anthropology, ethnography, and others—are welcome.

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The chronological focus for the special issue is from the mid-nineteenth
century through 1945, but contributions that extend these parameters will
be considered, as will essays that engage contemporary practices applied
to historical artifacts. High quality visual documentation is a key aim of
DAPA: each essay should include between twelve and twenty illustrations.
Essays should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words. ****

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Abstracts of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by May 31 to
both of the editors, at the email addresses provided below. Abstracts
should identify as specifically as possible the illustrations to be
Authors will be responsible for obtaining the rights to publish images,
but the journal will offer reimbursements to cover a part of these costs.
The editors will notify contributors by June 20 that they have been
invited to submit a first draft of their essay, due October 1.****

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The *Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts* was established in 1986
and is published by The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, a
museum and research center in Miami Beach, Florida. The goal of DAPA is to
publish new scholarship on the visual and material culture of the second
half of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth, focusing
particular attention on often-overlooked media such as decorative arts and
propaganda, alongside fine arts, architecture, and industrial and graphic
design. DAPA aims to reach a broad audience, including specialists in art
history, architectural history, and cultural studies, as well as
non-specialist readers, such as collectors, designers, and design
enthusiasts. For that reason, we request that authors contribute essays
written in a style that will be accessible to these broader audiences.
Information about back issues can be found at
http://www.wolfsonian.org/research-library/publications/DAPA. ****

Posted by sarayu at 01:40 PM