December 08, 2006
H-net.org List and Book Review Editor positions - volunteers needed!
H-Net is searching for two volunteers to become list editor and book review editor for their website:
This fall's move to H-Net has brought a lot of new members to Soyuz and raised our profile. At the same time, the list has gone from one to which any member can post, to one that is moderated by a list editor, a function currently being performed by Jennifer Dickinson, our Webmaster. That means that every message posted to the list must be approved, edited if necessary, and forwarded by the editor to the list. The list editor also "manages" the list, adding new subscribers and deleting ones who leave the list, and helping subscribers with the individual settings on their subscriptions.
These duties are not "heavy, but they require a regular commitment, especially since H-Net rules state that list editors can not leave their lists "unattended" (i.e., not check for messages) for more than 5 days. During the first month of the list, Jennifer has been spending a few hours a week working on it, and has, as a result, had little time to work on updating the Soyuz directory or adding new features to our webpage like a fieldwork blog/chat page or a photo gallery of members' field photos.
The new position of H-Net List Editor would be responsible for the moderating of the list and for adding and deleting subscribers. The Webmaster (J. Dickinson) will continue to serve as a second list editor, covering for the list editor if he or she is away, and perhaps sharing certain duties. The List Editor would also need to fill out the H-Net editor application (see www.h-net.org/lists/nominations/editor.php) and commit to a two- day listserv/H-Net training session (about 3 or 4 hours over two days).
Book Review Editor
The Book Review Editor's job is to receive and select books in the field of postsocialist studies to be featured on the web site as the Soyuz Book of the Month, solicit reviews of these books from members, edit the reviews, and publish them on the website, in cooperation with the Webmaster. In addition, H-Net maintains its own guidelines for book reviews, similar to those of an academic journal. The H-Soyuz Review editor will also forward reviews to the broader H-Net community, increasing the readership for Soyuz reviews. The Review Editor also needs to fill out the H- Net Review Editor application form (www.h-net.org/lists/nominations/editor.php) and receive H-Net training.
Again, both of these positions are unpaid and on a volunteer basis.
December 04, 2006
CFP: Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema
Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (SRSC) is a refereed journal that will be launched in 2007, with issue 1 to be published in November 2006 as a free sample copy. The journal will thereafter appear three times per year.
Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema is devoted to Russian Cinema - pre-revolutionary, Soviet and post-Soviet; to its aesthetic development, and to its role between ideology and industry.
Call for Submissions
SRSC invites contributions that constitute original research. The journal seeks to promote research from experienced and established researchers as well as to encourage researchers new to the field.
SRSC aims to publish:
. articles on the history of Russian cinema (pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and post-Soviet)
. articles examining aspects of cultural production
. articles on individual actors, directors, and producers
. articles on specific films
. articles exploring the Western reception of Russian cinema
. translations of archival documents on Russian cinema
. analyses of archival materials
. book reviews of publications on Russian cinema
Articles should be between 5,000-6,000 words long, but in exceptional cases longer pieces of up to 10,000 words will also be considered. Submissions should be sent by email as attachment in (doc or rtf file) to the journal's mailbox (SRSC@intellectbooks.com), which should also be used for all correspondence.
Website for Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals.php?issn=17503132