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September 26, 2013

Avant-Garde Interest Group

Tuesday, October 1, 4:00-5:00pm
in Room 3308, Modern Languages Building, Third Floor

This will be a casual informational meeting, to get reacquainted and talk about what sorts of things we would like to do during the coming year. Enjoyable snacks provided.

The Avant-Garde Interest Group is a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop dedicated to the study of the avant garde. We are interested in exploring and interrogating the term and phenomenon "avant garde" -- by considering historical and neo-avant-gardes, modernisms, questions of aesthetic autonomy, mass culture, style, and vanguardist politics in any context.

On the agenda:

- interest in workshopping chapters/articles?
- plans for the reading group (a classic text or recent scholarship? Pataphysics? Parataxis?)
- film screening series (Lucien Castaing-Taylor? Richter's Dreams that Money Can Buy?)
- field trips (the DIA? the Trumbullplex?)

Come join us!

We've got an increased budget from last year, so help us decide where to spend our millions.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for future events, email Andrew Cavin (aicavin@umich.edu) or Rebecca Porte (raporte@umich.edu).

* * Exciting events on the horizon * *

Prof. Mary Gluck (History and Comparative Literature, Brown University) will be delivering a CREES Noon lecture and leading an AGIG workshop:

CREES Noon Lecture:
The Scandal of the Orpheum: Budapest Commercial Entertainment at the Fin de Siècle
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 12:00 - 1:30
School of Social Work Building, Room 1636

AGIG Workshop:
Interpreting "Die Klabriaspartie": Jewish Music Hall Culture in Pre-World War I Central Europe
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4:00 - 5:00
Modern Languages Building, Room 3308


Just around the corner: an Adolph Gottlieb exhibition at UMMA, with a lecture by Sanford Hirsch:
Friday, Sept. 27, 5:30 pm - Helmut Stern Auditorium


If you're interested in attending the Gottlieb exhibition/lecture send me an email. AGIG is a great way to get together to take in the many events happening elsewhere around campus, and enjoy some drinks and discussion afterwards.

Posted by sarayu at 02:37 PM

Volunteer: Regional Director Borgen Project

Position: Regional Director

Location: Telecommute

Status: Volunteer

Duration: Minimum of 6 months.

Hours: 4-6 hours per week

Function: Advocate for the world’s poor.

The Borgen Project fights for the underdog. The innovative, national campaign is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. Learn more at borgenproject.org.


Attend one (30-60 minute) conference call every week with the President of The Borgen Project and Regional Directors from across the United States (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT).
Meet with local congressional leaders and lobby for legislation that improves living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day. Mobilize people in your community to contact their congressional leaders.
Assist with fundraising efforts.
Build a network of people engaged in the cause.
Develop and implement strategies for furthering the cause.

DETAILS: Regional Directors operate independently from home and maintain contact with The Borgen Project's Seattle office. Regional Directors sign a 6-month contract. The position is volunteer based and is roughly 4-6 hours per week. Directors attend a conference call every Monday evening.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume to hiring@borgenproject.org. The Borgen Project seeks a diverse group of backgrounds for the Regional Directors Program, but all candidates selected must go through two rounds of interviews.

Posted by sarayu at 02:01 PM

September 20, 2013

Scholarship: Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives

Deadline: October 10, 2013

For a better and deeper understanding of the interdependent recent history of (the center of) Europe, the International Visegrad Fund offers 15 research fellowship grants in the Open Society Archives at Central European University, Budapest, on a competitive basis to support scholars those who wish to conduct research in the holdings of OSA, and whose current projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the Fund and OSA.

he grants are designed to provide access to the archives for scholars, artists, and journalists. The successful candidates of each category will work at the OSA during their term of research and at the end of the research period will present their individual research findings to the community of the Central European University. OSA will publish the final research report, either in text or in audio-visual format, on its webpage of OSA/Visegrad Fund. Fellows are free to work on the project of their choice, however, in the academic year of 2013/2014, applicants with the following topics might enjoy advantage over other applicants: - Welfare policies in Soviet-type societies. - Social solidarity or possible explanations of the lack of it under socialism. - Ideological and cultural aspirations (and their roots) of anti-regime movements in Soviet-type societies. - Documenting human rights violations in order to aid reconciliation in post-conflict societies.

The grants of 2.000 euro each are to cover travel to and from Budapest, a modest subsistence, and accommodation for a research period of eight weeks. Stipends for shorter periods are pro-rated.

Central European University (CEU)
Open Society Archives (OSA)

Graduate Student
New Faculty/New Investigator
Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional

Activity location


Applicants, preferably but not exclusively, from a V4 country (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Solvakia), may be researchers, students after their second degree carrying out research, or artists, journalists, academics, or others, who have already started their project that is relevant for the holdings at OSA.


Posted by sarayu at 03:42 PM

September 12, 2013

Announcements: The Michigan Journal of International Affairs

The Michigan Journal of International Affairs is seeking additional writers for Fall 2013! We are the sole undergraduate international affairs publication on campus, publishing articles concerning economics, politics, international relations and culture.

If interested, we will be holding a mass meeting on Monday, September 16th at 8pm in room 1210 Weill Hall. Additional information about application and meetings will be provided at the time. If you have any questions, please feel free to email mjia.info@gmail.com.

Posted by jmkirsch at 04:38 PM

Emigre Memorial German Internship Program

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag). Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand.

Deadline: Various (see full program description)

Continue reading about the program

Posted by zkwaiser at 11:54 AM

September 06, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: Theodore Rousseau Fellowships the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Theodore Rousseau Fellowships are intended to
develop the skills of connoisseurship by supporting firsthand
examination of paintings in major European collections rather than
library research, Theodore Rousseau Fellowships are awarded for the
training of students whose goal is to enter museums as curators of
painting. Applicants should have been enrolled for at least one year
in an advanced degree program in the field of art history. Short-term
fellowships (minimum three months) will be considered, along with
twelve-month requests.

For full information about the program visit: http://www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/fellowships/art-history-fellowships/art-history-fellowship-applications

Posted by jmkirsch at 12:46 PM

September 04, 2013

Volunteer Internship Program

The European Division offers at all times of the year a limited number of volunteer internships through which individuals may work with collections relating to European studies. Although these internships carry no stipend, many persons have found them useful in planning a career, or in obtaining the experience necessary to enter an academic, or other, profession.

Deadline: Continuous

Continue Reading about the program

Posted by zkwaiser at 12:42 PM