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November 13, 2007

CFP: CIEPO, 18th International Committee of Pre-Ottoman and Ottoman Studies, Zagreb, August 25-30, 2008

We are pleased to announce that the 18th symposium of the CIEPO will take place at the Zagreb University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from the 25th to the 30th of August 2008. The organizing committee calls for your presentation of current research in disciplines of pre-Ottoman and Ottoman studies, either in English or in Turkish. French and German are also accepted. Those interested in pre-organized panels and thematic workshops are kindly requested to send their proposals until the 15th of January.

Pre-organized panels should consist of two to three papers, plus an analysis of them by a moderator of ten minutes maximum length. The papers should center on a single theme or question, and the panel proposal should include an abstract (500 words maximum) for the entire panel explaining its theme and rationale and how the individual papers contribute to that theme, in addition to an individual abstract (300 words maximum) for each paper. Abstract, should be scholarly, with a strong, focused statement of thesis with well-organized research data, and coherent conclusions.

Workshops should consist of short (10-minute) presentations by the panelists, leaving a longer time for discussion of the problem or question. The abstract for a workshop should specify the problem or debate and its significance, as well as a summary of each panelist's contribution to the discussion. Every effort will be made to include all who wish to make a presentation, but in case it becomes necessary to limit the number of papers, the selection will be made by members of the Organizing Committee.

Individual papers will be organized into sections by the Organizing Committee. The desirable duration of a paper presentation is 15 minutes; it should not exceed 20 minutes. Again, in case it becomes necessary to limit the number of papers, the selection will be made by members of the Organizing Committee. Participants are requested to finance their own travel expenses and accommodation. The registration fee for the congress is 100 € (Euro) or its equivalent in Kunas (Kn) which should be paid to the accounts opened on behalf of the CIEPO. The CIEPO membership of U.S. $ 10 or 55 Kunas should be paid in advance as well. In all countries except in Croatia: Z
agrebacka banka Savska 60 Zagreb
IBAN: HR 1823600001101311177
(With a note: CIEPO conference fee)
In Croatia only: account no 2360000 – 1101311177 poziv na broj 160- 2182

The deadline for registration is the end of December 2007.

The fees are intended to cover the expenses of lunch, farewell dinner and excursion (partly or completely; we expect to be able to be specific about this in the 2nd circular). The details about accommodation options (with prices) will be provided also in the 2nd circular).

Please inform us whether or not you will be able to attend the congress (with or without paper), and if so, also supply us a provisional paper title and abstract (up to 300 words for individual papers) by the 15th of January 2008 at the address: Vjeran Kursar, CIEPO 18 administrative officer
Department of History
Zagreb University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Ivana Lucica 3 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
(Odsjek za povijest, Filozofski fakultet Sveucilista u Zagrebu, Ivana Lucica 3, 10000 Zagreb, Republika Hrvatska)
e-mail: ciepo18@ffzg.hr
Phone: 385 1 6120 157 (Thursday 2-4 pm; Friday 11,30-12,30 am, 2-3 pm)
Fax: 385 1 6156 879

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November 08, 2007

Summer Language Study in Petrozavodsk, Russia

I would like to call your attention to a reasonably priced, credit-granting, summer study-abroad program in Petrozavodsk, Russia, which is located approximately 250 miles northeast of St. Petersburg, on the shores of beautiful Lake Onega. The 2008 program runs from June 5th to July 10th, and is co-sponsored by the Karelian State Pedagogical University, where the Petrozavodsk classes are held, and the College of Saint Scholastica, in Duluth, Minnesota, which is the credit-granting institution. (Credits from St. Scholastica can easily be transferred to the University of Michigan.)

Several students from the University of Michigan participated in the Petrozavodsk program in 2006 and found it worthwhile because of its intensive language curriculum, active social environment, low cost, and convenient summertime dates. Petrozavodsk, with its population of 300,000, combines the cultural amenities normally found only in larger cities with the charm of a small town. It has a variety of shops, theaters, restaurants, bars, cafes, and museums, but the average person on the street speaks only Russian, so participants in the Petrozavodsk program are much more likely to improve their language skills than they would in larger, more cosmopolitan cities.

American students who participate in the five-week program live in a university dormitory with Russian students, attend language and culture classes during the mornings, and go on cultural outings (so called "field trips") in the afternoons and on weekends. Much of the time during the camp, however, is unstructured, especially in the evenings and on weekends, and Americans typically develop close friendships with their Russian counterparts, who are personally invested in the program because they study in the U.S., at the College of St. Scholastica, in alternating years. Indeed, American students are encouraged to spend their time with Russians, not with other Americans. For their part, the Russian students, as well as their professors, are marvelous hosts, and always make absolutely certain that their American guests have everything that they need and enjoy themselves to the utmost.

The academic portion of the camp is tiered according to language ability, so whether you are in your first or fifth year of studying Russian -- or even if you've never studied the language at all -- you will be placed in a class with students at a similar level. All Russian-language classes are taught by native speakers who have been specially trained in foreign-language instruction.

Although American participants spend the vast majority of their time in and around Petrozavodsk, several two- to four-day trips are scheduled to St. Petersburg and Moscow, and the entire group travels around the Karelian countryside on the weekend, visiting Orthodox monasteries, national parks, and historical sites. Students also spend one entire weekend staying with Russian families at dachas.

You may learn more about the program at the website for the Petrozavodsk program, which also includes pictures from previous camps: http://resources.css.edu/academics/russian/

If after looking at the website you would still like to find out more about the program, please contact me at olsonjl@umich.edu, and I will put you in touch with Professor Tom Morgan, who is in charge of the American participants. I have personally taken part in the Petrozavodsk program twice, have many friends there, and have visited the city around five times, so I would be more than happy to tell you anything that you would like to know about Petrozavodsk or the study-abroad program.

Jamie L. Olson
Ph.D. candidate, English
University of Michigan

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Nationalism Studies, Central European University, Budapest

The Central European University Nationalism Studies Program announces a call for applications for MA, PhD and DSP studies at the Central European University in Budapest.

About Nationalism Studies Program
The Nationalism Studies Program was established at Central European University by the late Ernst Gellner with the goal of promoting the study of nationalism in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The aim of the program is to engage students in an empirical and theoretical study of issues of nationalism, self-determination, problems of state-formation, ethnic conflict, minority protection and the related theme of globalization. Drawing upon the uniquely supranational milieu of Central European University, it encourages a critical and non-sectarian study of nationalism.

Students are encouraged to engage in an interdisciplinary study of nationalism, a subject that is inherently and fundamentally interdisciplinary. For this reason, the international teaching staff has been assembled to represent a wide range of disciplinary expertise relevant to the study of nationalism including history, social theory, economics, legal studies, sociology, anthropology, international relations and political science. The program offers a wide selection of courses that provide a complex theoretical grounding in problems associated with nationhood and nationalism combined with advanced training in the methodology of applied social science. Additional courses focus on placing problems of nationalism in the context of economic and political transition as well as constitution building in post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe with a comparative outlook on regime transitions outside the region.

The faculty of the Nationalism Studies Program includes Mária M. Kovács, András Kovács, Anton Pelinka, Will Kymlicka, Shlomo Avineri, Rogers Brubaker, Donald Horowitz, Michael Stewart, Walter Kemp, Selim Deringil, Rainer Bauböck, Tibor Várady, Victor Karády, Michael Miller, Júlia Szalai and Florian Bieber.

Grants and Scholarships
Applicants to the Nationalism Studies Program can apply for tuition waivers and living scholarhship. For information on the program and the offered grants and financial aid please visit our homepage (http://www.ceu.hu/nation).

The Master of Arts degree in Nationalism Studies is registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (US) for and on behalf of the New York State Education Department.

Central European University has an absolute charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York amd by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

In Hungary CEU is accredited under the name Közép-európai Egyetem.

Application deadlines
CEU will accept early applications from candidates interested in receiving an early admissions decision in order to apply for financial aid from a third party (i.e. study grants from governmental sources, foundations or other organizations). Such applications may be submitted no later than November 15, 2007 and should indicate the funding application deadline. The application file must contain all required documents and test certificates. CEU will aim to inform candidates of their admissions status within the time frames needed for them to apply for such grants. Candidates may also apply for CEU's financial aid program, but the university will not be able to inform them about their CEU financial aid status before April 1, 2008, when the competitive review of all other candidates has been completed.

January 4, 2008: For applicants to the Erasmus Mundus programs. Candidates must submit the complete application files, including language test scores.

January 15, 2008: For all applicants submitting complete packages, and those who wish to take the CEU-administered admissions examinations.

February 28, 2008: For applicants to all programs, who submit complete application packages, including language scores and other applicable test scores.

With questions regarding the program or the admission process please turn to Szabolcs Pogonyi, the program coordinator (pogonyi@ceu.hu).

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November 07, 2007

Marie Curie Fellowships, International PhD Program: Anthropology in Central and Eastern Europe


Marie Curie SocAnth is an EU funded training program now in its second year aiming to promote the development of anthropological research and teaching in Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe. SocAnth will be offering approximately 14 short term visits to the network to PhD students from or working in our target region for the next academic year, beginning in September 2008. This includes one twelve month and a six month attachment to any non-residents of Romania who wish, while based at Babes Bolyai University, to research or write about Romania or Moldova. The 'SocAnth' network comprises: University College London (UCL) and Goldsmith's College, Britain (GSM); Central European University, Hungary (CEU); Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany (MPISA) and Babes-Bolyai University, Romania (BBU).

The deadline for next year’s applications will be January 15th 2008.

Please go to the SocAnth Website for further information and application forms: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mariecuriesocanth

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November 01, 2007

Call for Contributions: Russian Nationalism Links List

Scholars, experts, journalists, students and other specialists are invited to make contributions to the new web-resource “Links on Russian Nationalism” at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/russian_nationalism/links.

There are several folders with over 150 links to relevant papers, bibliographies, books, primary sources and other material that is freely available on the WWW. Altogether, the various resources to which these links lead list hundreds of various texts related, in one way or another, to Russian nationalism.

You can add a text already published and freely accessible on the web by simply following the below instructions. Or, you can add a yet unpublished text or a text not yet freely available on the web to this list. For doing the latter, you would first have to publish this text somewhere else on the WWW, for instance, within an established web newspaper, specialized web site, or scholarly web journal that allows free access to its articles. Once your text has appeared there, you can set a link to your new web-based publication in the appropriate folder of the „Links“ section.

For making the addition to the „Links“ list, you would have to create a Yahoo-Account of your own (unless you have already one). Please, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/russian_nationalism/, and click „Join this Group“ (you can easily leave the group and Yahoo later). Once you have become a group member, go to “Links”, open the relevant folder and click „Add Link“. Follow the instructions and apply the format/style of the previous listings which is the
[First Line:]
first/second/third authors’ family name/s SHORT TITLE OF THE BOOK/PAPER IN ENGLISH [no more than five words] (add: .pdf, .rtf or .wrd, if it is a PDF, RTF or WORD file)

[Second Line:]
[in the case of a paper:] full name/s of author/s, „Title of the Article Carefully Transcribed into Latin
Letters: Subtitle of the Article,“ Title of the Journal, vol. ..., no. ... (Year): starting page-ending page

[in the case of a book:] full name/s of the author/s or editor/s (eds.), Title of the Book Carefully Transcribed into Latin Letters: Subtitle of the Book (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year).

[Third Line:]
full WWW site of the resource
Here are examples for how an article or a book should be presented:

Gudkov/Dubin SPECIFICITY OF RUSSIAN NATIONALISM.pdf Lev Gudkov and Boris Dubin, "Svoeobrazie russkogo natsionalizma," Pro et Contra, vol. 9, no. 2 (2005): 6-24. http://www.carnegie.ru/ru/pubs/procontra/vol9num2-01.pdf

Akhmeteva LANGUAGE OF HATE IN THE 2006/07 REGIONAL ELECTIONS Valeriia Akhmet'eva, Iazyk vrazhdy na regional'nykh vyborakh: Zima 2006-2007 gg. (Moskva: Tsentr "Sova", 2007).

Please, feel free to add relevant links as you see fit. Sometimes contributions from one folder to another might be moved. For instance, if you are a Russian patriot who wants to add a link to an article with a theory of why Russia should dominate some other people, your contribution might be moved from the folder „Theorizing Russian Nationalism“ to the folder „Programs, Interviews and Other Primary Sources“.

Usually, relevant contributions will not be entirely removed, but might only repositioned. Only additions that have little empirical substance, analytic rigor, documentary value or/and theoretical insight (i.e. are largely useless for scholarly purposes), or that have no relation to Russian nationalism will be deleted.

For instance, if you want to talk about Estonian nationalism, German neo-Nazism, Ukrainian ethnocentrism, or American imperialism, you will have to create your own Yahoo Group for that. (The Yahoo-Groups function is open to everybody; only little technical expertise is necessary to set up such a Group.)

Once you want to leave the group, please, send an empty e-mail to:
russian_nationalism-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com, or cancel your Yahoo account.

For questions, please contact:


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GHI Summer Seminar in Germany

German Historical Institute
Summer Seminar in Germany
June 16 – June 27, 2008

The Summer Seminar, organized by the German Historical Institute, is a program for advanced graduate students in German historical studies. The program trains participants to read old German script, familiarizes them with German research facilities (archives and libraries), provides a forum for discussing research methods, and helps prepare them for their prospective dissertation research trips to Germany. The group will spend the bulk of their time in various German archives. Students will learn how to contact archives, use finding aids, identify important reference tools, and become generally acquainted with German research facilities. Participants will be exposed to various approaches that archivists, librarians, and scholars use to locate source material in an exceedingly complex repository landscape. They also will gain insight into how historical materials are acquired, stored, and made accessible to scholars. Participants will hear from scholars actively engaged in research, and will have the chance to ask them questions on research methods, strategy, and planning.

Potential applicants should note that the program is exploratory in nature and should not be considered a pre-dissertation research grant; participants will have limited opportunity to do their own work. We hope that participants will gain an appreciation for the various kinds of archives and special collections located in Germany, either for future reference or for their general edification as scholars of German culture, history, and society. Of course, students are welcome to extend their stay in Germany to do their own exploration and/or preliminary research after the tour ends.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a North American institution of higher education. The program seeks qualified applicants interested in historical studies in a broad range of fields (art history, history, literature, musicology, etc.). The program is open for advanced graduate students whose projects require that they consult source material in German archives and research libraries as well as handwritten materials in old German script. Preference will be given to those who have already chosen a dissertation topic, have already written a dissertation proposal, but have not yet embarked on actual research (ABD). Prospective candidates must have excellent knowledge of written and spoken German. All parts of the program will be conducted in German. The organizers will evaluate applicants’ German proficiency by telephone interview before participants are selected.

A complete application consists of: (1) a cover letter that outlines the candidate’s motivation to participate; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a dissertation proposal (4-8 pages), and (4) a letter from the doctoral adviser. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials via e-mail (unger@ghi-dc.org). Advisors’ letters can be sent directly, by post or by e-mail, to the GHI.

Deadline for submission is December 31, 2007. All applicants will be notified by February 15, 2008. For more information, contact Corinna Unger, GHI. Phone: (202) 387 3355; e-mail: unger@ghi-dc.org.

Send application materials to:
German Historical Institute
Dr. Corinna Unger
1607 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009 562
Visit the website at http://www.ghi-dc.org/scholarship/programs/summer.html

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FELLOWSHIP: Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowship on Issues of European Integration

Call for proposals
Deadline: December 1, 2007

With a grant from the European Commission, the European Union Center and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are offering students summer grants of $5,000 to work on issues of European integration. Student grantees will conduct research and write a paper resulting from this research on a relevant topic of their choosing.

It is expected that during spring and/or summer of 2008, the grantees will devote twelve weeks of full time work on this project with a faculty advisor. Recipients may be invited to participate in selected outreach activities organized by the European Union Center with local high schools, colleges and universities. This is not a travel grant.

Students in professional schools and graduate programs are eligible to apply. Applicants should submit 2-3 page proposals that describe the project to be carried out, including its topic, aims, method, and anticipated scholarly contribution. They should indicate the dates they will devote full time to this project. A letter of recommendation from a University of Michigan faculty member (preferably the student's advisor), most recent transcript, and a current C.V. should accompany the proposal.

Application materials are to be submitted by December 1, 2007 to Michael D. Kennedy, Director, CES-EUC, International Institute, SSWB 4663, 1080 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106. For further information please contact Rachel Facey at rfacey@umich.edu or 734.936.1842.

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Residential Research Fellowships, Global Justice Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Global Justice Program
Residential Research Fellowship 2008-2009
MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University

We invite applications from scholars working on economic aspects of global public health to join us as residential research fellow working with the Global Justice Program. Directed by Thomas Pogge, Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, one of the Program's first projects is to design an alternative reward mechanism for pharmaceutical innovations.

Complementing conventional patents, such a comprehensive advance market commitment would give innovators the option to exchange market exclusivity for reward payments proportioned to the invention's impact on the global disease burden.

To contribute to designing the reward mechanism, the Fellow should have:
* a PhD in health economics or another clearly related field in economics,
* ability to pursue independent research in cooperation with a global interdisciplinary team,
* interest and expertise in global public health,
* strong understanding of cost-effectiveness analysis, methods of estimating benefits of quasi-public goods, and contingent valuation methods.

The Fellow will be expected to:
* teach or co-teach one related course per year,
* interact with graduate students and faculty,
* contribute to the intellectual life of the Program,
* be in residence from September 2008 through May 2009.

Salary according to qualifications. The position is open to candidates who have recently completed their doctorates. More advanced scholars seeking to complement their sabbatical pay are also welcome to apply.
The position is for one year initially, renewable by mutual consent. (Unfunded or partially funded pre- and postdoctoral fellowships may also be available. Candidate interested in these may apply with a clear indication of their funding situation.)

Applications should include:
(1) cover letter, including current e-mail address
(2) current curriculum vitae, including publications
(3) one writing sample not exceeding 20 double-spaced pages pertinent to global public health economics
(4) two references (for untenured scholars only) sent directly to the MacMillan Center. Letters sent by e-mail with full title, institution and contact information of the sender are acceptable.

Deadline for submission: December 17, 2007

Awards will be announced in January 2008

Application materials should be sent to:
c/o Larisa Satara, Visiting Scholars and Fellowships Director MacMillan
Center for International and Area Studies
34 Hillhouse Avenue
P.O. Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520

For additional information e-mail larisa.satara@yale.edu or call (203) 436-4203.

Website: http://www.yale.edu/macmillan

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Visiting Scholar Program: Mershon Center for International Security Studies Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University invites scholars to apply for residential visiting scholar positions during the 2008-09 academic year. The center is especially interested in projects dealing with the following themes: the use of force and diplomacy; the ideas, identities and decisional processes that affect security; and the institutions that manage violent conflict. The center is open to visits of one or two months, a quarter, or an entire academic year. Compensation is negotiable and will depend on length of stay and rank. Please submit applications in both hard copy and electronic formats.

Hard copies may be sent to Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University, Visiting Scholar Program, 1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201, Attn: Laura Tompkins, Grants and Fellowships Coordinator. Electronic copies may be sent in Microsoft Word (preferred) or Corel WordPerfect format to Laura Tompkins, Grants and Fellowships Coordinator at tompkins.46@osu.edu. The deadline for applying is January 7, 2008. More information is at http://mershoncenter.osu.edu/grants/fellowships/visiting.htm. The Mershon Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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FELLOWSHIP: The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University is accepting applications for three Junior and Post-Doctoral fellowships for an academic year of study, teaching, and residence in the Center. The deadline for submission of completed applications is February 28, 2008; awards will be announced in mid-April 2008. Application forms and further information are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or chi@emory.edu, on the web at www.chi.emory.edu, or write to: FCHI, Emory University, 1715 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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