October 31, 2007
CFP: “Multiple Moralities in Contemporary Russia: Religion and Transnational Influences on Shaping Everyday Life,” 9/17-19/08, Germany
Multiple Moralities in Contemporary Russia: Religion and Transnational Influences on Shaping Everyday Life
17 - 19 September 2008
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department II, invites participants to a conference from the 17th - 19th of September 2008 at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, to discuss and develop anthropological approaches to the study of religions and multiple moralities in contemporary Russia.
The collapse of the Soviet political and ideological system gave way to a range of voices that can still be heard today. Morality was just one of the social concepts that acquired a multivocal dimension. In the post-Soviet period morality has become a debatable concept and open to a multitude of expressions and performances. One source of this new era of multiple moralities is religion. In fact, religions of various kinds provided one of the first sets of possible alternative moral discourses and practices after the end of the Soviet system.
Connected with the rise of multiple moralities and the role of religions in contemporary Russia is the phenomenon of transnationalism. This can be seen in the increasing influence of other Eastern Orthodox Christianities and Middle Eastern Islam, the widespread proselytizing and charity of Protestants from the United States, Africa and Western Europe, the reconnection with the Russian Jewish Diaspora, and other external influences on Russian religious institutions. There is little doubt that transnationalism has clearly helped shape the post-Soviet moral and religious plurality.
This transnational influence can now be seen in the practices and articulated beliefs and concerns of Russians themselves. One way this is articulated is in the question of how these influences can be integrated into a so-called Russian worldview and way of life. This, however, raises the question of what precisely are these worldviews and ways of life? In the face of transnational religious influences in contemporary Russia, these have become pressing concerns in everyday lives.
This leads to the important question of just how far this multivocality of moralities is leading to a permanent state of plurality or whether, in fact, there may be a process of moral homogenizing taking place. Has the reaction against the diversity of voices provided an impetus for a search for moral unity? Or perhaps apparent public moral diversity is simply covering over a subjective moral diversity that already existed during the Soviet era? Such questions call attention to the need for ethnographic analysis of transnational religious influences on the everyday lives of Russian people, and it is here that the anthropologist can make a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary Russia.
As anthropologists we are especially concerned with how the rise of multiple moralities, which have been in part driven by religious transnationalism, are articulated, performed and lived-out in everyday lives. It is clear that these multiple moralities and religious influences are closely linked to questions and practices centered around the following:
* the dialogue between local and global moral and religious discourses
* the role of religions in relieving social suffering through charity and other means
* religious and other forms of education and upbringing of children
* the role of the post-Soviet family in religious discourse
* the influence of business and consumerism on morality and religion
* the role of nationalism and patriotism in everyday life
* the workings of power at both the interpersonal and institutional levels
While participants are encouraged to critically engage these topics, we welcome a wide range of themes and topics exploring the role of multiple moralities and transnational religions in contemporary Russia.
October 25, 2007
Robert Bosch Regional Fellowships [Extended Deadline]
The New Europe College, an Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, invites applications for one-term Fellowships in Spring - Summer 2008 (from March through July, 2008)
The two Fellowships shall enable young outstanding researchers - social scientists and humanities scholars - or academics from the Balkan region to pursue their work in Bucharest, with the support of a decent stipend and benefiting from the institute's excellent infrastructure and in its stimulating multidisciplinary atmosphere. Fellows are expected to stay in residence at the New Europe College in Bucharest and to participate in the academic program of this vital Romanian centre of research and debate. For more information on the NEC, please consult the website (www.nec.ro) or turn to the NEC directly.
Eligible are scholars (doctoral or post-doctoral level) from the West Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Preference is given to applicants below 45 years. A good command of English is desirable; fluency in other foreign languages (French, German) an advantage. Knowledge of German would be an advantage, but is not a necessary condition.
Successful candidates receive a monthly stipend of 600 Euro for four months. The Fellowships also include accommodation, travel costs for Bucharest, and a research allowance. Additionally, Fellows are offered a lump sum of 2560 Euros for a one-month research trip to a German institution.
The Fellowships are sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart (Germany).
Applications must use the forms provided on the New Europe College website (www.nec.ro), and also contain a CV (with publications) and a well-written research proposal (3-5 pages) for the period in question. Applications that satisfy the formal requirements will be considered by an international jury (including representatives of the New Europe College and members of its Boards).
Extended deadline: December 10, 2007
To apply, or if you have questions, please contact
Ms Irina Vainovski-Mihai
Tel. +40-21-307 9910
Fax: +40-21-327 0774
Mailing address: str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania
FELLOWSHIP: Houghton Library, Harvard University
Houghton Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Harvard College. The library's holdings are particularly strong in the following areas: European, English, American, and South American literature, including the country's pre-eminent collection of American literary manuscripts; philosophy; religion; history of science; music; printing and graphic arts; dance; and theatre.
Thirteen short-term fellowships are available to assist scholars who must travel to work with library collections. Each fellow is expected to be in residence at Houghton Library for at least one month during the period from July 2008 through June 2009. The stipend for these fellowships is $3,000.
In addition, one long-term fellowship is available to assist scholarly research in descriptive bibliography. Stipends are $3,000 per month up to twelve months (maximum $36,000). Fellows are expected to be in residence at Houghton Library for the duration of the fellowship.
The deadline for applications is January 18, 2008. Preference is given to scholars whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections (especially when those materials are unique); fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library. For further details about the fellowships and the application process, please consult our website.
Visit the website at http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/public_programs/fellowships.html
October 24, 2007
FELLOWSHIP: Teaching Fellow in Serbian and Croatian Literature and Culture, SSEES, London
Teaching Fellow in Serbian and Croatian Literature and Culture
The School of Slavonic and East European Studies
University College, London
For more details, see http://www.ssees.ac.uk/serbianteachingfellow.htm
CFP: “Divided Dreamworlds - The Cultural Cold War in East and West”
On Friday 26 and Saturday 27 September 2008, the Roosevelt Study Center (RSC, Middelburg), the Dutch Institute for War Documentation (NIOD, Amsterdam) and the Research Institute for History and Culture (OGC, Utrecht) organize a conference in Utrecht (The Netherlands) on ‘Divided Dreamworlds - The Cultural Cold War in East and West’.
This conference seeks to explore the ways in which the Cold War heightened the contest between these cultural dreamworlds of East and West while at the same time exposing their structural similarities. The conference encourages papers on other cultural agents who were active in this field but escaped (or tried to escape) the rigid East-West divide. This will allow a greater appreciation for the many actors involved and the multifarious agendas and ideals that were being expressed within, through, and around the norms of bloc politics.
The conference aims to build on the results of the April 2007 conference ‘European Cold War Cultures’, organized by the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (ZZF) in Potsdam, which specifically focused on European cultural identities in the context of the Cold War. We would like to attract contributions that address the following issues:
How did cultural forms and cultural activity contribute towards portraying the respective capitalist and communist dreamworlds?
What was the role of the state in promoting these processes, either alone or with private partners, and how did this vary from country to country?
What was the relation between portraying the utopian dreamworld and demonising the enemy through stereotypes? Did the one rely wholly on the other?
Is Cold War essentially to be understood in terms of the bipolar divide, or have we gained new insights on the structural similarities between East and West which have gradually revealed themselves since the end of the Cold War? What was the range and impact of cultural dialogue or ‘flow across the borders’ (Marsha Siefert)?
Culture and politics:
To what extent did the context of the Cold War reduce culture to a political message, so that it became little more than propaganda? What were the effects of the ‘mobilisation’ of culture and cultural producers for political goals? How possible was it to escape the straight-jacket of Cold War interpretations?
Alternatively, what did the political engagement of cultural producers contribute to the discourse of ideological struggle? How did cultural forms shape the expression of political agendas?
Which developments before WWII have to be taken into account for a well-founded understanding of the cultural Cold War?
How did these issues change over time, from the tensions of the early Cold War, through the period of détente, to the 1980s?
Please, send your proposal (c. 1.500 words) and a short curriculum vitae before 1 December 2007 to Joes Segal, Department of History and Art History, University of Utrecht, Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht, The Netherlands, or by e-mail: Joes.Segal@let.uu.nl.
Department of History and Art History
University of Utrecht
3512 BS Utrecht
CFP: “Language and the moulding of space,” Helsinki, July 28 – August 2, 2008
International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) presents
LANGUAGE AND THE MOULDING OF SPACE
By now the importance of language as a structuring agent within academia can be seen as a given that has lost much of its radicalism for many disciplines. Both the humanities and social sciences have given particular merit to language, thus participating in a major development during the 20th century denoted as the 'linguistic turn'. The subsequent enhancement of language responsibility also concerns the study of the moulding of space and the creation of a sense of place. The proposed workshop, therefore, intends to deal with language and its connection to place-based perceptions of social reality. This relationship can exist in various types of local, national and even trans-national identifications. The processes involved can be formal and institutional, such as the naming and renaming of places, e.g. St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Chemnitz (Karl-Marx-Stadt) or Derry (Londonderry). They can also be informal and involve subjective imaginings of place, e.g. 'the east', 'the west' or even 'the global village' or they can stem from intellectual and journalistic discourses, e.g. the creation of a new idea of 'Mitteleuropa' in the 1980s. While mediated through language, the interrelationship between the conceptualisation of space/ place and the use of language has so far remained relatively under- researched. The workshop, therefore, welcomes papers from various disciplines concerned with linguistic and symbolic processes and their use for the re-/ imagining of space (seen as abstract territory) and place (seen as successfully symbolized territory).
Possible questions that may guide you in your presentation include, among others:
1) To what extent do linguistic and symbolic processes participate in a successful re/ imagining of space/ place?
2) What is a successful re/ imagining of space/ place? How may one measure or define its 'success'?
3) Why are examples of historically unrealized imaginings of space, which have also remained outside the canon of political and intellectual discourse, worth researching?
4) What kinds of social contexts facilitate the communication of an imagining of space? What practices are used?
5) How do various agents, including scholars, scientists and writers, make spatial formations conceivable in linguistic and symbolic terms?
We invite you to submit proposals. They should include an abstract of the presentation (about 300 words in English) and a short CV of no more than two pages, including a list of relevant publications.
Deadline: 1 February 2008
Chairs: Fergal Lenehan and Nadine Jänicke
Center for Advanced Studies/ Research Academy
Leipzig University of Leipzig
Phone: +49 (341) 97 37 867
More information at http://issei2008.haifa.ac.il/
Trinity-in-Moscow Study Abroad Program
The Trinity-in-Moscow study abroad program for students of Russian is quite unique in (1) the level of academic quality (students are taught by top scholars in the field, and students with various majors can be accommodated); (2) the degree of integration into the Russian society (students do an internship with an NGO or business company, as well as a number of extra-curricular activities with peers); (3) the amount of individual attention (the on-site Director provides a lot of academic and personal attention and support, right from the moment of the students' arrival throughout the entire semester). If you are interested, please check the description of the Program below.
* For questions regarding the goals and the design of the Program, please contact the Faculty sponsors at Trinity College Katherine Lahti and Carol Any at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
* For questions regarding the Moscow site, available courses, potential internships, housing, please contact the on-site Director Valentina Apresjan at firstname.lastname@example.org
* For application forms and questions regarding grades and credit transfer please contact the International Programs Director at Trinity College Lisa Sapolis at Lisa.Sapolis@trincoll.edu
We designed our program in Moscow to address the shortcomings of other study programs in Russia that our students had attended in the past. We are especially proud of two unique features: (1) a complete course of study that can be tailored to students with various academic interests and majors as well as various levels of Russian language proficiency, and (2) a core course that brings students into contact with illustrious guest speakers from government and cultural life.
The program began in 2002 with a group of six students from Trinity and from Wesleyan University. It runs every Spring semester. Our students take courses at two of Moscow's premier academic institutions, the Gorky Institute of Literature and the Russian State University of the Humanities (RSUH). Students may choose to live in a home stay or in a dormitory at RSUH.
To be eligible for the program, students must have studied Russian for at least one semester, and taken one Russian Studies course in English.
The program consists of the following:
Core course, taken by all students, which consists of three modules.
* Module 1, "Political Forces and Cultural Change in Russia Today," is offered as a weekly seminar-supper at the Gorky Institute. Each week an important figure from public life is brought in as a guest speaker.
* Module 2, "Moscow Yesterday and Today," is offered in the form of weekly walking tours with accompanying readings. The walking tours include cultural and historical tours led by professional art historians, as well as a choice of social tours to such places as an orphanage, a nursing home, and a prison, which help students understand the life and problems of contemporary Russian society.
* Module 3, "Historic St. Petersburg," is a series of walking tours in St. Petersburg covering history, architecture, and literature.
Individual seminar on the topic of students' choice led by a scholar in the appropriate field. Topics that students have taken in the past include 19th century Russian literature; Russian folklore; the Chechen wars; perestroika under Gorbachev; and the former Islamic republics of the Soviet Union. We can arrange a seminar on virtually any topic in the humanities if notified by the end of November. For those students who major in mathematics or physics, we set up courses with the Math-in-Moscow Program, a highly recognized program taught by eminent Russian scientists.
Russian language classes taught by specialists from the Russian University of Humanities where our students also have a chance to socialize with Russian peers.
Internship, which allows students to explore Russia through working in a company or institution alongside Russian people. Our internships include both charity and business appointments, based on students' needs and interests. Some internship options include working in human rights institutions, teaching English or office and research work in companies. Some students have found excellent post-graduation jobs in their internship placements!
Intensive Russian prep course. This is a three-week survival skills course that students take upon their arrival in Moscow at the Institute of Russian Language and before the formal study of the semester begins.
The resident program coordinator in Moscow is Dr. Valentina Apresjan. Dr. Apresjan, a native of Moscow, holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Southern California and is on the research staff at the Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She has an outstanding facility in English and knowledge of American culture, and so is in a unique position to help our students bridge the culture gap. Dr. Apresjan acts as Trinity's liaison with RSUH and the Gorky Institute, monitors students' general academic progress, arranges and monitors students' internships, helps the students negotiate bureaucratic tangles and in general assists them in dealing with culture shock. She also accompanies the group on a two-week trip to Petersburg at the end of the program.
Because we do not run a big program, we are able to provide a lot of individual attention to our students, from arranging seminars according to their interests to giving them personal attention whenever they need it. Dr. Apresjan meets the students upon arrival at Sheremetevo Airport, shows them around the city, and creates a program of recreational activities. The group makes two trips during the semester, visits music halls, theaters, and clubs, holds informal meetings with Russian peers, goes out to restaurants, ice-skating and (for the adventurous) even horseback riding.
October 23, 2007
Open Society Institute Undergraduate Exchange Program
The Undergraduate Exchange Program (UEP) supports students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia, and Ukraine* in the United States for one year of non-degree academic studies. Applicants must currently be enrolled as a second-year student at a university in their home country to be eligible. *Applicants from Ukraine must be studying in the regions of Dnipropetrovska, Zaporizhzhya or Donetsk to be eligible.
The program seeks to assist educational and civic development in Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Mongolia by exposing participants to a liberal-arts curriculum, different models of classroom instruction, community service work, and civil society–related programming. UEP combines the U.S. liberal arts academic experience with exposure to American social issues and civic development through involvement in community service–related work. The program aims to create lasting ties among participants and their American colleagues, thereby contributing to cultural understanding and tolerance.
Participants attend a university or college in the United States for one year. While in the United States, grantees agree to complete 25 hours per semester of community service work in an area of interest to them. At the end of the year, they are expected to return home to complete their degrees. Once back in their home country, grantees complete a community service project in their own community.
For more information and an application form, please see http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/undergraduate_exchange.
Applications are due Monday, December 3, 2007.
Summer study/funding: Middlebury College Summer Language Schools
The Middlebury College summer Language Schools is pleased to announce the Kathryn Davis Fellowships: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. These fellowships, endowed by Kathryn Davis, fund the cost of tuition, room, board, and a travel stipend for individuals to study in the Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese or Russian Schools at Middlebury College for the summer of 2008. You will find more detailed information as well as the application for these fellowships at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/fellowships_scholarships/kwd.htm.
Middlebury will be awarding approximately 80-90 fellowships for the summer of 2008 and we are encouraging working professionals as well as current graduate and undergraduate students. Also please visit our website www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls for more information or feel free to contact Jamie Northrup with questions.
Jamie G. Northrup
Dir. of Inst. Collaboration & Marketing
Language Schools & Schools Abroad
CFP: “Holocaust Education in Central and Eastern Europe: International Pressure, National Policies, and Classroom Practice”
Call for papers for an edited volume.
The issue of Holocaust education is, and should be, a subject that arouses great passions. However, there has been a dearth of sober, empirical research into the dynamics of Holocaust education in Central and Eastern Europe, investigating, for example, classroom practices, textbook representations, teacher, student and public attitudes about the Holocaust, national educational policies, the use of museums and extermination camps as education sites, transnational borrowing and lending of educational models and materials, curriculum development, discourse analysis of the rationales for adopting or rejecting expanded Holocaust education materials, the use or non-use of imported or foreign-funded materials, or the efficacy of personal encounters and visits to Israel. The editors of this book invite proposals that investigate these and potentially other relevant topics in Holocaust education in post-socialist Europe. The editors endorse the inclusion of a broad array of methodological and disciplinary approaches.
The book intends in particular to address four areas that need scholarly attention:
1. The role of international pressure and transnational educational networks on Holocaust Education policy in practice in Central and Eastern Europe.
2. The specific local meanings and understandings that the Holocaust has in different regions or countries (for example, how did and does Holocaust education differ in the former West and East Germany, or in the eastern and western parts of Poland that were overrun first by the Soviets and Nazis, respectively.)
3. How Holocaust education is being resisted, embraced or appropriated as a result of larger societal narratives of national victimization and individual or collective responsibility.
4. The extent to which Holocaust education discusses the broad range of groups and individuals targeted by Nazi racist ideology.
Because the book is intended to be accessible both to scholars and to an educated public, chapters are expected to be clearly written without gratuitous use of jargon; scholarly terminology exists for a reason, and should be used whenever needed, but with sufficient explanation to orient readers from outside one's discipline. In addition, we ask that all contributors make clear their own positionality with respect to the issues they will be addressing. While the editors know that advocates and activists make important and fundamental contributions to research, we do believe that it is essential to be forthcoming about our own perspectives and wish to emphasize that the focus of this volume is on high-quality, original empirical research, and not on explicit advocacy per se. The chapters will be formatted according to APA guidelines. Proposals should consist of approximately 500 words and should be sent to both editors at the earliest convenience. Advanced drafts of papers are sought by summer, 2008. Publication is intended for late 2008.
University of South Carolina
University of Michigan
October 11, 2007
CFP: “Faulkner and Chopin,” SE Missouri State University, October 2-4, 2008
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies and the Department of English
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
October 2-4, 2008
This Faulkner and Chopin conference invites proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic relating to Faulkner and/or Chopin. All critical approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed, as well as papers on special collections of Faulkner and Chopin. We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches and papers treating topics such as race, gender, class, history, New Orleans, narrative technique, and the role of the artist. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.
In addition to the paper sessions, the conference will include a keynote address, dramatic readings based on the works of Faulkner and Chopin, exhibits from the University’s Faulkner and Chopin collections, and an historic tour of the local area.
E-mail a 250-word abstract by April 30, 2008, to: email@example.com
CFP: Public Culture of the Balkan Urban Classes, Panel, Lyon, 27-30.8.2008
Self-Representation and Public Culture of the Balkan Urban Classes, a session at the IXth International Conference on Urban History Comparative History of European Cities European Association for Urban History Lyon, 27th - 30th August 2008
Deadline: November 1st 2007
The 19th century is known as the period when modern discourse was established in European societies, promoted initially by urban 'middle classes'. A similar process can be observed in Balkan cities, even though it is also well known that it happened in a different context and from different starting conditions.
The Balkan urban classes had to negotiate more and/or other differences than was the case in western cities - what was specific in the Balkans, was the urge to negotiate a stigmatized past and perceived yet experienced peripherality. These issues of difference were attributed to the Ottoman legacy, and came in addition to class, gender and race.
This session is open to contributions that discuss the ways in which Balkan elites established a new social hegemony under the pretext of Ottoman legacies in the urban environment, putting an emphasis on lived ways of self-representation: rituals, consumption, networks, societies, communication, media, cultural life, and the built environment.
Topics may include but do not have to be limited to: literary communication, audiences, societies and leisure clubs, processions, festivities and monuments, theatre life, sports and negotiations of the Ottoman heritage, such as the re-design of the cityscape. The time period is the 'long' 19th century.
Contributions addressing the differences between cities within a country or of different countries are especially welcome.
For full information, including session titles and session abstracts, visit the conference web site: http://eauh.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr
October 09, 2007
Internship at the Caucasian Review of International Affairs
The Caucasian Review of International Affairs offers an unpaid mobile internship to students of international relations, political and social sciences, globalization, public governance and other related disciplines.
This internship is unique in its form, because it is undertaken on a mobile basis. The interns take care of their assignments working from their current location, which provides them more flexibility compared to traditional internships.
All students irrespective of race, colour, creed, religion, gender or national origin are encouraged to apply for this internship.
Duration of the internship is one month and may be prolonged.
* Experience in the field of academic work and internet research
* Experience in the field of internet search
* Good computer skills
* Excellent written command of English
* Editorial assistance
* Promotional activities
* Internet research
* Updating the data base
* Working on the web-presentation
* Other assignments as deemed necessary
At the end of the internship the interns will get an appropriate certificate from the CRIA.
In case of interest the applicants are requested to send their CVs with a short essay to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP: Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema
Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (SRSC) publishes articles on the history of Russian cinema (pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and post-Soviet); examining aspects of cultural production; articles on individual actors, directors, and producers; articles on specific films; articles exploring the Western reception of Russian cinema; analysis of archival materials. SRSC also publishes film scripts (issue 1); translations of archival documents on Russian cinema (issue 2); and book reviews of publications on Russian cinema (issue 3).
After completing the first volume with issue 3, published this month at intellect books, the SRSC invites submissions for volume 2, which will be published in three issues in 2008.All submissions are doubly peer-reviewed and normally published within six months of submission. The journal seeks to promote research from established scholars as well as to encourage researchers new to the field. Articles should be 5,000-6,000 words, but longer submissions of up to 10,000 words may be considered as well.
For any queries or further information, please contact the editor at email@example.com
Editor: Birgit Beumers (Bristol)
Deputy Editors: Nancy Condee (Pittsburgh), Vladimir Padunov
(Pittsburgh), Richard Taylor (Swansea)
Editorial Board: Tony Anemone (William&Mary College), Richard Stites (U of Washington), Naum Kleiman (Moscow, Film Museum), Richard Taylor (U of Swansea), Vance Kepley (Wisconsin), Emma Widdis (U of Cambridge), David MacFadyen (UCLA), Josephine Woll (Howard U, Washington), Evgenii Margolit (Moscow), Denise Youngblood (U of Vermont), Natalia Noussinova (Moscow)
Advisory Board: Francois Albera (U of Lausanne), Hans Guenther (U of Bielefeld), Katerina Clark (U of Yale), Anna Lawton (Georgetown U, Washington), Julian Graffy (UCL London), Maya Turovskaya (Moscow-Munich)
Publisher: Intellect Books, Bristol, United Kingdom, http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals.php?issn=17503132
CFP: International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, 07/03-09/2008, Spain
International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women
Mundos de Mujeres / Women's Worlds 2008
"New Frontiers: Dares and Advancements"
Date: July 3-9, 2008
Site: Madrid, Spain
Organiser: University Complutense of Madrid
Topics: Proposals may be submitted for individual presentations, entire sessions, performances, films, roundtables, workshops, conversations, or individual papers on any topic dealing with Women’s Worlds. Proposals for panels, workshops, roundtables, and conversations should indicate in a brief description (abstract) of the session subject/s and the proposed format.
Fee: MMWW08 organizers have created a Solidity Fund which consists of a number of grants available for congress Participants. However, unfortunately, the number of available grants is VERY limited.
Deadline: February 28, 2008
Contact: Mundos de Mujeres / Women's Worlds 2008, Av. Juan de Herrera s/n, Zona Deportiva Sur, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 - Madrid, Spain
Tel.: +34 91 394 1027
Fax: +34 91 394 1171
CFP: "Comparative History of European Cities," France, 08/27-30/2008
European Association for Urban History
IXth International Conference on Urban History
Comparative History of European Cities
Lyon, France, August 27-30, 2008
Abstract due November 1, 2007
SESSION S1: Authoritarian Urbanisms: Politics and Design in European Communist and Fascist Cities Since 1917
The Russian Revolution of 1917 and the rise of the Italian Fascist Party in 1922 marked the emergence of radical one-party political ideologies in Europe. Other countries developed into authoritarian regimes in the 1930s including Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal and Lithuania; then after World War II, communism took hold across eastern Europe and fascism remained strong in southern Europe. Although these movements of the left and right claimed opposing points of view relative to economic, social and political organization, communist and fascist cities in Europe share many formal and symbolic characteristics such as monumental public spaces, a preference for classical decorative schemes and an interest in vernacular architecture.
This panel seeks to explore their similarities and differences by focusing on the influence of authoritarian politics on the urban design and construction of twentieth-century cities. The organizers hope to bring together new and existing research on western Europe with the emerging scholarship on eastern European and Soviet cities. Papers that use a comparative methodology across national or political lines are encouraged, as well as in-depth case studies of single neighborhoods, cities or countries that can be used to generate concepts and ideas about urbanism that could apply across the continent.
Please send any questions directly to the session conveners:
Ferrucio Trabalzi, Dept. of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kimberly Elman Zarecor, Dept. of Architecture, Iowa State University (email@example.com)
Paper abstracts should be submitted through the EAUH website by Nov. 1, 2007: http://eauh.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/
Final papers will be due on June 1, 2008.