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February 26, 2008

CfP: Class as a subtext to Neonationalism after 1989, 08/26-29/2008, Ljubljana

The call for papers is now open for Workshop 108 "Class as a subtext to Neonationalism after 1989" of the EASA Conference "Experiencing diversity and mutuality" to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia between
Aug 26-29, 2008. The deadline for submitting your paper proposal is March 31, 2008. You can read more about the panel and propose a paper following the link below and clicking on "Propose a Paper":


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CfP: Rethinking Ethnicity and Ethnic Strife: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 09/25-27/2008, Budapest

Call for Papers

Conference: Rethinking Ethnicity and Ethnic Strife: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Budapest, September 25-27, 2008

Ethnicity and ethnic strife continue to dominate the political
economy, politics and society of many countries, especially those in
the developing world. From extreme manifestations of civil war and
genocide, through the periodic ethnic riots that disfigure the
social and political landscape, to the quotidian politics of ethnic
allegiance, ethnicity has come to the forefront of the development
discourse. Not surprisingly, academic researchers in economics,
sociology, anthropology and political science have over the last
decade and half given special attention to this subfield and produced
fresh theoretical and empirical insights that have enriched the
debate in each of these disciplines.

The organizers invite submissions of completed papers or substantial abstracts (5-7 pages) from the full range of social science disciplines. Possible themes for the papers include:
*Emergence and transformation of ethnicity
*Globalization, ethnicity and ethnic strife
*Ethnicity and the state
*Ethnicity and public goods
*Ethnic fragmentation and economic growth
*Privileged and marginalised identities
*Decentering ethnicity
*Factors promoting, or dampening, ethnic violence
*Ethnic strife and identity formation
*Religion versus ethnicity in politics

These themes are listed only for illustration. The organizers will
consider submissions on a wide range of themes and topics, provided
they address the central issues of ethnicity and ethnic strife.

It is the organizers intention to publish an edited volume with a
high quality University Press, and/or a special issue of a major
journal. Papers presented at the conference will be considered. We
believe such a volume, perhaps the first that bridges several
different disciplines in the study of ethnicity, will have a major
research and policy impact.

Submission should be sent electronically to Krisztina Bradeanu
(bradeanuk@ceu.hu) by April 15, 2008. Selection decisions will be communicated by June 15, 2008. Conference version of the papers will be expected to be delivered by September 1, 2008.

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CfP Global Transformations: Integration, Transition, and Development, CEU Graduate Conference, 06/20-22/2008, Budapest

Fourth CEU Graduate Conference in Social Sciences:
Global Transformations: Integration, Transition, and Development
20-22 June, 2008
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary

The aims of the conference are to encourage an interdisciplinary academic debate and to contribute to developing knowledge networks among peers in their respective fields of research. At the same time, we hope to connect different perspectives and approaches in order to produce high standard academic works. We encourage graduate students and young faculty to contribute with papers and participate in the proposed workshops and panels. Each panel will include approximately 4 papers.

Recommended themes:
- The relevance of transition experiences for the development processes
- Party politics, electoral systems and voting behavior
- Civil society, social movements, and politics of discontent
- Post-communist discourses
- Regimes in post-communist states: regime change and democratization
- Political economy of direct foreign investment
- Diversities of Central and Eastern European Capitalism
- Public sector reform, fiscal decentralization and corruption control
- Emerging changes to the quality of democracy in post-transition societies
- International relations theories
- International organizations and international policy
- New security issues in the light of the EU enlargement
- Europeanization at home and abroad
- The New EU
- Transatlantic relations: in between anti-americanism and euro-skepticism
- Trading globally and aiding locally
- Playing history – constructing futures
- Security studies - third party interventions, conflict resolution, frozen conflicts
- Illicit and Illegal processes – challenging and transforming sovereignty
- New political economy of transition/development and poverty
- Migration and minority policies
- Cultural policy and globalization: creating and reinforcing identity
- Gender perspective on global transformations
- Media and electronic communications
- Deliberating democracy
- Environment and globalization

Call for Panel proposals:
We particularly welcome panels proposed by scholars coming from different institutions. A panel can be proposed using the special panel form and should be accompanied by the titles and abstracts (maximum 300 words) of five papers included in the panel.

The working language of the conference is English.

Fee: There is no registration fee for qualified participants. Food and accommodation are provided by the organizers. Applicants can apply for a partial travel grant for the cheapest means of transportation. Those intending to apply for a travel grant should write a short letter of justification (up to 300 words).

- The deadline for paper proposals is April 15, 2008.
- The deadline for panel proposals is April 1, 2008.
- Accepted applicants will be notified by April 30, 2008.
- Applications after the dead-line will not be considered.

The paper applications consist of:
- Completed application form (Including the abstract – max. 250 words)
- Short CV (maximum 2 pages)
- (Optional) Applicants for travel grant: Short letter for justification (up to 300 words)

The panel applications consist of:
- Completed application form
- Short CV of the panel chair (max. 2 pages). Panel chairs have the travel costs covered up to a certain amount.
NOTE: In case you do not receive confirmation within 48 hours please re-send your application.
For further inquiries please e-mail to: gradconf2008@yahoo.com

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February 22, 2008

Study Abroad: American Friends of Russian Folklore

“American Friends of Russian Folklore” mission is to support and promote American understanding of Russian traditional life and culture. To this end, AFRF supports a wide range of projects: field research, recordings, filmmaking, archiving, and analysis of Russian folklore and oral histories. We also support educational and cultural presentations at universities, conferences, and festivals.

For 2008 we announce two expeditions. One expedition will take place in Irkutsk province, Zima district, Batama village from June, 25 till July, 14 -


This project aims to preserve the masterpieces of folkloric musical traditions, rituals, mythological stories and oral history of the European peoples (Ukrainians) who pioneered Siberia more than 100 hundred years ago in accordance with the Stolypin Land Reform –


The second expedition will take place in Ukraine, Zhitomir province, Volodar-Volynskii district, Krapivnya village from July, 23 till August, 4. One hundred years ago an essential part of the population from this village moved out to Siberia with the hope of creating a better economic life for their families. 50 families from Krapivnya settled in Siberia a new village, named Batama. We plan to compare the folk music repertoire of both of these villages and to investigate the affects of time and geography on the dynamics of musical traditions.

Through the generosity of friends and donors, Russian Expedition also administers a Scholarship Fund to pay the way of volunteers whose special strengths or interests make them exceptional candidates for participation but who can not afford the usual fee.

This scholarship is available to American and Canadian students only. Knowledge of Russian is preferable. Students who do not speak Russian but have a deep interest in folklore may apply for this scholarship also.

The deadline for applications is April, 1, 2008.

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Study Abroad: Conflict Management in the Balkans Program Summer '08

Conflict Management in the Balkans Program Summer '08
Summer Program Date: 2008-06-14

The Conflict Management in the Balkans Program offers an amazing opportunity to examine past conflicts and consequences firsthand. This fully-accredited summer program is ideal for students of international relations, political science, Slavic studies, and anyone interested in peace and justice. The Balkans will be your classroom as you learn from eminent academics and experts, representatives from NATO/UN/OSCE and other key intergovernmental organizations, as well as from people who have lived through these conflicts.

Program Highlights:
* Study Tour to past flashpoints of conflict like Vukovar, Sarajevo, Mostar, and Brcko
* Conflict Seminar of stimulating lectures, discussions and site visits
* Excellent teaching, library and computing facilities
* Site visits to state agencies, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs
* Residence halls within five minutes’ walking distance of class
* Exciting musical and cultural festivals
* Optional activities in the Alps and the Adriatic Sea

The Summer 2008 program begins 14th June and will finish on 6th July. Optional UN seminars on Peacekeeping in the Former Yugoslavia as well as Global Terrorism will follow immediately afterwards.

Applications are due 31st March although students hoping to secure one of our scholarships should apply well before this date.

This program is hosted and accredited by the Faculty of Social Sciences (FDV) at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s largest and most prestigious university. FDV is housed in a modern facility with electronically equipped lecture rooms, a research library, cafeteria and outdoor café. All lectures will be taught in English.

Our descriptive and colorful website includes complete details of all aspects of the program as well as application forms, scholarship information, accommodation details and extensive highlights from past programs. Past participants are willing to speak with any student interested in this unique and special experience.

Please visit us at http://www.academic-solutions.com/slovenia/index_slo.htm

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February 21, 2008

Funding: NPC Proposals

Funding for advanced graduate students (those who have defended their prospectus or who will have done so before the start date of the grant)

The NPC is seeking proposals for research that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty. These small grants provide funds up to $10,000 for reasonable research expenses, including graduate student employment, data purchase, and supplies.

The current deadline is March 15, 2008 for funding this spring (the next deadline will be November, 2008).

Find the application, other details, and previously funded research on our website:


If you have any questions about the NPC U-M Poverty Research Grants, please contact
Sarah K. Marsh, Program Manager
National Poverty Center
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
Weill Hall, Suite 5100
735 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
ph: (734) 615.3890
fax: (734) 615.8047

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CfP: Journal: Valahian Journal of Historical Studies

VJHS no. 8 Call for Papers

The changes that followed the collapse of Communism in Europe had generated, among other things, intense debates about the future and role of the Black Sea region. Political approaches to the future of the Black Sea countries, both domestically and abroad, have, more and more often, described the Black Sea as a regional unit. It has been implied that, due to their common recent past, the peoples of the Black Sea need regional solutions to common problems.
The next issue of VJHS is dedicated to the issues raised by the black Sea at the beginning of the new century. By exploring the history and the interactions of the region, this issue tries to offer answers to a number of questions raised by the concept of Black Sea regional cooperation, in the context of globalization and European integration:

Publication Norms
Ø The paper must be unpublished work;
Ø The paper must contain the author or authors’ full names, Institution they belong to and their e-mails;
Ø The paper must be submitted in the official languages of the publication: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian; they must contain a title, a short abstract written in English, five to ten key words as well as a ten row bio note about the author(s);
Ø The maximum length for the articles is 20 pages, with a single space interlining;
Ø The contributions must be sent in word format;
Ø The documents must be sent preferably in Garamond Font size 12;
Ø Footnotes must be put automatically in Garamond Font size 10;
Ø Images illustrating the text must be sent as .jpg or .tiff files; the author assumes responsibility for the right to publish the images;
Ø The journal’s editorial board reserves the right that upon the review by the referents to publish or reject any of the received papers and to suggest any of the collaborators changes that may be considered as necessary.

Ø Submission deadline: 15 May 2008

Ø For submission and queries, please contact the editorial secretaries:
Cezar Stanciu cezar_stanciu2003@yahoo.com
Elena Dragomir dragomir_elena2005@yahoo.com

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Funding: The Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships

The Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships present undergraduates the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom or Ireland for two to three years of graduate work. (The Rhodes is specific to Oxford; the Marshall can be used at any university in the UK; the Mitchell is for universities in Ireland only.) In addition to engaging in graduate work at top universities abroad, recipients of these scholarships become members of scholarly communities through which they can make lasting friendships and access a range of resources for future work and career advancement.

The University of Michigan’s Provost’s Council on Student Honors is seeking promising juniors to apply for these scholarships. Many people think that Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell winners fit a single profile: perfect grades, nominally active outside the classroom, mostly an academic superstar. In fact, the past ten years have brought a diverse set of winners, many of whom distinguished themselves through community leadership, non-traditional academic subjects and real-world experiences outside the classroom. It’s true that the strongest candidates have good grades – at least a 3.7 in core (i.e., major-related) classes. It’s also the case that grades are not everything: we want students with strong leadership skills and community involvement.

If you know of students who should consider applying for one of these scholarships, please refer them to this information page on the application process (it is necessary to apply through the Provost’s Office and secure the institutional nomination before applying formally to the scholarship trusts):

Fiona Rose Greenland, a former UM student who won the Rhodes Scholarship in 1998, is helping the Provost’s Council to identify promising candidates. Please contact her with questions or recommended names; she is happy to meet students informally over coffee to talk about the process.

Fiona Rose Greenland, Ph.D.
Policy and Development Analyst
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
900 Victors Way, Suite 350
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Tel: 734 769-2900
Fax: 734 769-2950
e-mail: fgreenland@skilledwork.org

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February 20, 2008

CfP: Decline or transformation of neutrality, Netherlands

Call for Papers Date: 2008-05-31

The question of the decline or transformation of neutrality will form the subject of a conference to be held at The Hague, March 6th, 2009. The conference will be organized by M. de Keizer and I. Tames (Netherlands Institute for War Documentation), J.P. den Hertog (Leiden University) and S. Kruizinga (The University of Amsterdam).

During the conference, we will focus on the question of how both the concept and the practice of neutrality were changed by the First World War. In order to do so, we will study the following themes in a comparative fashion:

- In what way and in what direction did neutrality change during the First World War?
- How did changes in the concept of neutrality impact on a “neutral” society?
- How and why did these changing concepts influence “neutral” countries in the economic, military, political and cultural sphere?

We invite scholars to contribute to this conference. Please send a one page proposal, detailing the outline of an article which deals with these themes, plus a short c.v. of the author (or authors) to the organizers before May 31st, 2008 to the following address: s.f.kruizinga@uva.nl or m.de.keizer@niod.nl.
The organizing committee will select the most promising papers on their scholarly merits. The selected authors will be invited to give a lecture at The Hague. Naturally, we invite all those interested in this subject to attend and participate in discussions as well.
A collection of the papers will be published in the autumn of 2009 by the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD). Details of the conference will be published on the website of the NIOD by January 2008: www.niod.nl/conferences


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Jobs: 2 Lecturer Positons, Princeton

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of Princeton
University is seeking applicants for Lecturer and Senior Lecturer. See below for job descriptions.

Application deadline for both positions is March 21, 2008.

Lecturer in Russian
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of Princeton University is seeking a Russian language instructor, beginning fall 2008. This is a full-time, renewable appointment as lecturer Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent and must be able to conduct and assist in coordinating first- and second-year Russian classes and, beginning in 2009, spend each June teaching in the Princeton in Petersburg Summer Language Program. We are looking for a dedicated, inventive teacher who has experience with American students. Complete fluency in Russian and English is a necessity; knowledge of another Slavic language would be an asset. Application deadline is March 21. Initial interviews will be conducted by telephone; finalists will be invited to campus. Applications, consisting of a c.v., personal statement, and three letters of recommendation, should be sent to: Professor Olga Peters Hasty, Chair of Search Committee, Slavic Department, 249 East Pyne, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.

Senior Lecturer in Russian

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of Princeton University is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Lecturer, beginning fall 2008. This is a full-time, renewable three-year appointment. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent and be able to teach upper level Russian language courses, to train and supervise graduate student instructors, and to oversee the Princeton in Petersburg Summer Language Program and teach one month each summer in it. We are looking for someone who has extensive teaching and administrative experience with American students and can coordinate language instruction at all levels. A record of publication is essential. Complete fluency in Russian and English is a necessity; knowledge of another Slavic language would be an asset. Application deadline is March 21. Initial interviews will be conducted by telephone; finalists will be invited to campus. Applications, consisting of a c.v., personal statement, and three letters of recommendation, should be sent to: Professor Olga Peters Hasty, Chair of Search Committee, Slavic Department, 249 East Pyne, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.

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AAASS Kathryn W. Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant

Kathryn W. Davis's generous donation to our organization, combined with matching donations from AAASS members, enables us for the first time to help subsidize travel costs for graduate students presenting papers at the 2008 AAASS Convention. We anticipate that we will be able to fund, on a competitive basis, up to 10 awards of $500 each. We are especially committed to subsidizing those graduate students who are attending the convention for the first time or who have no local institutional resources for travel support.

Grant Provisions: The Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant is a merit and need-based open competition. It will fund travel for graduate students presenting papers at the 2008 AAASS National Convention, which will be held in Philadelphia, November 20-23. Failure to attend the convention and present the paper will result in the forfeiture of the grant.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students who are AAASS members and are presenting a paper at the Convention may apply for the award. Preference will be given to first-time presenters, though students who have presented in the past may also apply.

March 31, 2008.

All applicants will be notified of their status by April 30, 2008.

Application materials: All applicants must submit the following materials:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Abstract of the paper to be presented at the convention
3) Tentative budget
4) Statement of need, describing anticipated travel costs and potential other sources of funding
5) Letter from advisor or department chair stating that departmental or institutional conference travel funds are not available

The application materials should be sent by e-mail to the members of the selection committee and to Wendy Walker at the AAASS office (walker@fas.harvard.edu).

2008 Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant Selection Committee
Beth Holmgren, Duke University, Chair: beth.holmgren@duke.edu
Cynthia Buckley, University of Texas: cbuckley@mail.la.utexas.edu
Robert Weinberg, Swarthmore College: rweinbe1@swarthmore.edu
Dmitry Gorenburg, AAASS/Harvard University: gorenbur@fas.harvard.edu

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February 19, 2008

Fulbright Awards Information Sessions

Those interested in postgraduate overseas opportunities (for academic year 2009-2010) should come to the Fulbright information session offered Wednesday and other dates in March and April.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 12:00 Noon, Room 2609 Int'l Institute (School of
Social Work Bldg)--

Have you considered applying for a Department of State U.S. Student Fulbright Award? Grants provide round-trip airfare, a stipend and health insurance for approximately nine months for U.S. citizens to study, conduct research, to teach, or to work in the creative and performing arts in over 100 countries.

To apply for this program through the University of Michigan, applicants must (a) be U-M students, alumni or staff; (b) be U.S. citizens; (c)have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and (d) demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project.

Candidate and project eligibility vary by participating country, and applicants can usually only apply to one country. Please see complete program and application information on-line at http://www.fulbrightonline.org. Please note: as with all universities, the U-M application deadline is significantly earlier than the "at-large" deadline listed on this website.

The application deadline is noon on Wednesday, September 10 - 2008 for awards which will begin approximately a year later.

Applicants must submit one copy of their application form (signed), project proposal (maximum length: 2 pages, single-spaced 12-pt. font), personal statement (maximum length: 1 page, single-spaced, 12-pt. font), official transcript for all undergraduate and graduate work, and original or faxed letter(s) of affiliation (if any). Three letters of recommendation must be submitted through the Embark application system, as well (see instructions on the web site).

Information Sessions will be held at the International Institute, School of Social Work Building (on the corner of East and South University), in room 2609 (second floor) on the following days and times:

*Wednesday, February 20 @ 12:00
*Friday, March 7 @ 12:00
*Wednesday, March 12 @ 10:00
*Tuesday, March 18 @ 12:00
*Wednesday, March 26 @ 12:00
*Thursday, April 3 @ 10:00
*Monday, April 14 @ 12:00

The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Department of State U.S. Student Fulbright Program. At the University of Michigan, the program is administered by the International Institute.

Please email your questions to Fulbright Program Advisor, Amy Kehoe at

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2008 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

June 9 - August 1
University of Illinois

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, are pleased to announce its 2008 Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia,

Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 9 - August 1. Please check the website
for the full list of programs, eligibility, and application information:


The SRL enables scholars to conduct advanced research in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Lab associates are given full access to the collection and resources of the University of Illinois Library, the largest Slavic collection west of Washington, DC, and are able to seek assistance from the Slavic Reference Service staff. The SRL provides an opportunity for specialists to keep current on knowledge and research in the field, to access newly available and archival materials, and disseminate knowledge to other scholars, professionals, government officials, and the public. The summer Lab is an ideal program for doctoral students conducting pre-dissertation/dissertation research.

The following persons are eligible to apply to the Summer Lab:
- Faculty or graduate students at a university or college who are teaching and/or doing research on the region.
- Individuals who have a PhD and are doing research on the region, even
if this expertise is not being used in current employment.
- Individuals working in an area of government, NGOs or business related
to the region, regardless of academic training.
- Librarians specializing in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian

To be eligible for housing grants, the above criteria apply along with the following: Scholars conducting policy relevant research (broadly defined) on the countries of Eurasia and Southeastern Europe. Under U.S. Department of State regulations, scholars whose research focuses on any EU member state-Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania-must be doing comparative research that includes a non EU member state of Eurasia or Southeastern Europe in order to be eligible for funding.

Application Deadlines:
Housing Grants: for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents 1 April
for U.S. citizens and permanent residents 15 April

Graduate Student Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only 15 April.

Lab Only (no housing grant): for guaranteed housing availability 15 April, or at least 2 weeks prior to arrival (housing not guaranteed).

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CfP Journal: eXchanges

eXchanges (http://www.uiowa.edu/~xchanges/), the University of Iowa's online journal of literary translation, will be accepting variations on the theme of silence & song for our spring issue until April 4th, 2008. Translations of short stories, novel excerpts, literary nonfiction and poetry are all welcome. We also publish critical essays on translation.

To be considered, submissions must include:

* Both the original and the translation
* Biographies and photos of both author and translator
* A short note on the process of translation
* Permission of online publication for both languages

Deadline: April 4th, 2008.

Electronic submissions in .doc format are preferred. Translated work should total no more than 10 pages in length. Please send submissions to exchangesjournal@gmail.com or to:

Bowman House
230 N. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA, 52242

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February 18, 2008

Funding: Summer Russian Language Teacher Program American Councils for International Education - Moscow, Russia

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for the 2008 Summer Russian Language Teacher Program at Moscow State University. Approximately 15 to 20 participants will be fully funded through American Councils by the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays grant support. Applications for the Summer 2008 program are due March 1st.

Applications are now available for download from the American Councils website: http://www.americancouncils.org. This is a six-week program in Russian language, culture, and foreign language pedagogy for teachers or teachers-in-training. Applicants must be either graduate students preparing for a career in Russian-language education or current teachers of Russian at the university, secondary school, or elementary school level, and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Applications from K-12 teachers of Russian are especially encouraged. Fellowships typically provide: キ 6 weeks of specially arranged seminars in Russian language, culture, and pedagogy at the Philological Faculty of Moscow State University;キ Room and board with a Russian host family;キ Round-trip airfare from Washington, D.C. to Moscow;キ Pre-departure orientation in Washington. D.C.; キ Living stipend;キ Medical insurance; キ Ten graduate hours of credit from Bryn Mawr College.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2008

For more information and an application contact:
Russia American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
Website: www.americancouncils.org, www.acrussiaabroad.org

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Summer Courses: Azeri and Tajik - SWSEEL 2008, Indiana University

Indiana University, Bloomington
June 2-June 11

In summer 2008 the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center is offering two bridge courses: from Turkish to Azeri and from Persian to Tajik.

The 9-day course prior to the eight-week intensive language institute (SWSEEL) will allow students who have at least introductory knowledge of Turkish or Persian to enroll in intermediate-level of, respectively, Azeri and Tajik for the following eight weeks (June 13-August 8).

To apply to either bridge course, please send an e-mail to iaunrc@indiana.edu

The bridge courses are taught in conjunction with SWSEEL. In order to be admitted to the bridge course you must be admitted to the summer intermediate Azeri or Tajik programs. Apply to these programs at: https://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/login/1100.html.

The Turkish and Persian bridge courses are free of charge no-credit supplements to the second level Azeri and Tajik courses, respectively.

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CfP: Oral History Project of Tajikistan, 05/20-22/2008, Bishkek

OSCE Academy
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

As previously announced the OSCE Academy will organize a conference on the Oral History Project of Independent Tajikistan from May 20 to 22, 2008. During the two days conference the project will be formally introduced to academics for use in their research and we will discuss future prospects.

The Oral History Project of Independent Tajikistan is an archive of approximately 1000 interviews with the common people about changes in everyday life that have occurred in Tajikistan since independence. It will prove to be an invaluable resources for academics in many disciplines.

The OSCE Academy invites interested researchers and academics who would like to contribute to the conference that will be discussing the current results, the methodology and future prospects of this unique project in Central Asia. To be considered for the conference, please submit a statement of interest as well as a CV to t.epkenhans@osce-academy.net.

The deadline for the application is 15 March 2008.

Attention: There is only limited funding by the OSCE Academy for financial support to cover travel expenses and accommodation in Bishkek. For further information please contact t.epkenhans@osce-academy.net

For more information about the OSCE Academy: www.osce-academy.org

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JOB- Professor of Economics, ISE, Almaty/Kazakhstan

International School of Economics and Social Sciences
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Full-time positions in Economics and Finance

The International School of Economics and Social Sciences (ISE), established jointly by the London School of Economics and the Kazakh British Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan is inviting applications for full-time positions in economics and finance. Any specialization will be considered.

The appointments will be for three years in the first instance, starting in August 2008, with a review of teaching, research, and service by the International Academic Committee of the ISE at the end of the first year. During the third year of appointment there will be a performance review to determine whether the employment will be continued.

Successful candidates are required to hold a PhD degree in economics, finance or related discipline, and contribute to both research and teaching in the ISE. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The ISE is a four-year undergraduate economics programme offering degrees in economics and management as well as banking and finance. The programme is conducted in English and so knowledge of Russian is not mandatory. Students who successfully complete all requirements are awarded a BSc degree from the University of London and also earn an undergraduate degree from KBTU.

For further information please contact Phillip Butterfield, ISE Dean, at ph.butterfield@kbtu.kz or Amos Witztum, ISE Project Coordinator at LSE, at A.Witztum@lse.ac.uk

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a recent research paper and provide contact details of at least two referees to ISE Assistant Dean, Ayzat Nurshataeva at a.nurshatayeva@kbtu.kz not later than March 31, 2008.

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February 14, 2008

CfP: The Birch - Spring 2008

The Birch, the nation's first and only undergraduate journal of Eastern European and Eurasian culture and affairs, now in it's 4th year of publication, is looking for submissions for its Spring 2008 issues.
All undergraduates are welcome to submit any of the following:
- Original literary works
- Literary criticism
- Cultural and political essays
- Original photography.

Our Fall 2007 issue, as well as all our archived issues are available at: http://www.thebirchonline.org. Please help to make this a great issue by encouraging all undergraduates to submit pieces.

*The deadline for submission is March 19th.*

They should be emailed to:
Editor in Chief, Ester Murdukhayeva, at em2328@columbia.edu.

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Azeri for Students of Turkish / Tajik for Students of Persian - SWSEEL 2008 at Indiana Unversity

Know Turkish? Learn Azeri 2!
Know Persian? Learn Tajik 2!

June 2-June 11
Indiana University, Bloomington

In summer 2008 the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center is offering two bridge courses: from Turkish to Azeri and from Persian to Tajik.

The 9-day course prior to the eight-week intensive language institute (SWSEEL) will allow students who have at least introductory knowledge of Turkish or Persian to enroll in intermediate-level of, respectively, Azeri and Tajik for the following eight weeks (June 13-August 8).

To apply to either bridge course, please send an e-mail to iaunrc@indiana.edu
The bridge courses are taught in conjunction with SWSEEL. In order to be admitted to the bridge course you must be admitted to the summer intermediate Azeri or Tajik programs. Apply to these programs at: https://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/login/1100.html

The Turkish and Persian bridge courses are free of charge no-credit supplements to the second level Azeri and Tajik courses, respectively.

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February 13, 2008

CfP; "POLITICAL WOMEN 1500-1900", 11/12-14/2008, Umeå

POLITICAL WOMEN 1500-1900 International Conference 12-14 November in Umeå, Sweden
12-14 November 2008

Call for papers 15 April 2008

The conference aims to survey, present and initiate research about politically active women 1500-1900.

The theme include research in politically active women before the breakthrough of political democracy. The concept includes women who acted in order to influence the exercising of power and/or participated in establishing political power groups.

The former action may cower women who voted in local, regional or national elections or attempted to influence those holding political power through petitions, conversations or bribery. The latter may include the salonnières of the Enlightenment, female patrons or women who were part of the informal power structures of local society. Women acting politiaclly are of interest regardless of which social category (peasantry, bourgeoisie, nobility or other) they belonged to.

Åsa Karlsson Sjögren
Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies
Umeå University
S-901 87 Umeå

Email: asa.karlsson.sjogren@historia.umu.se
website: http://www.umea-congress.se/politicalwomen2008.html

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Conference: Remembering 1948 and 1968: Reflections on Two Pivotal Years in Czech and Slovak History, 04/03/2008, UK

Remembering 1948 and 1968: Reflections on Two Pivotal Years in Czech and Slovak History
United Kingdom
Conference Date: 2008-04-03

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the imposition of communism in Czechoslovakia and the 40th anniversary of the Prague Spring a conference, hosted by the Department of Central and East European Studies in conjunction with the wider CRCEES network, will be held at the University of Glasgow on 03 - 04 April 2008 to reflect upon the impact of these momentous events on Czech and Slovak society, culture and politics. New research by scholars based in the Czech Republic and Slovakia will be presented alongside that of UK and other international scholars. The conference will address new perspectives on these historical events and how they are remembered, reflect on their international significance and challenge the myths which have grown up around them.

Key Speakers: Antonin J. Liehm, Vilém Prečan and Václav Žák,

Other confirmed speakers:
Kevin Adamson, Petr Bílek, Daniel Bird, Muriel Blaive, Maud Bracke, Scott Brown, Eva Cermanova, Jan Čulík, Marta Filipová, Jana Fischerova, Roger Gough, Erika Harris, Mary Heimann, Juraj Marušiak, Kevin McDermott, Martin Myant, Libora Oates-Indruchova, Vladimír Papoušek, Charles Sabatos, Štěpán Strnad, Geoffrey Swain, Aviezer Tucker, Veronika Tuckerova and Deanna Wooley.

The conference fee will be £25 per day (£15 per day for students). This includes registration, coffee/tea and lunch.

Email: l.cashman@lbss.gla.ac.uk

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CREES Research, Internship, and Fellowship (CRIF) Program Grants

Deadline March 14

CREES seeks applications from students in REES-related B.A., M.A., Ph.D., and professional degree programs for a limited number of grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 toward summer or semester-long research projects or internships at institutions and businesses in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union.

Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs at the University of Michigan. Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research; applicants for internships should identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region.

Applicants must submit the following application materials:

* Summer funding application;
* statement of purpose (1-3 pages) including proposed time period, institutional affiliation, your reasons for pursuing the project, and how this experience will contribute to your career goals;
* two letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty advisors);
* budget worksheet;
* curriculum vitae or resume; and
* official University of Michigan transcript.

A written report based on the project will be required at its conclusion.

Application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm on March 14, 2008 to: CREES/CES-EUC Fellowship Applications, 1080 S. University, Suite 4668, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106.

Questions should be directed to Rachel Facey, CREES/CES-EUC Student Services Associate at crees.fellowships@umich.edu or 734.936.1842.

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February 12, 2008

Study Abroad in Moscow & Kalmykia

Study Abroad
Russia: Religion and Society in Kalmykia
June 30-August 1, 2008

In few areas have the changes in Russia over the past 20 years been more dramatic than in religion. This trip will take us to Moscow and Kalmykia, where we will have an opportunity to investigate how Russians have seen the role of religion in society transformed. These days, Buddhism is in a period of renewal in the Republic of Kalmykia, as evidenced by the recent visit of the Dalai Lama in 2004 and the awarding to the Dalai Lama of the White Rose by Kalmykia’s president Kirsan Ilumzhinov last year.

Some questions we will consider while studying abroad:
How can a study of Buddhism in Kalmykia shed light on the larger questions of the role of religion in Russian civil society? How does religion form the identity of Kalmyks? What tensions exist between the Kalmykia Buddhists and the Russian Orthodox church? How does the Russian Federation deal with the question of religious pluralism?...

We will examine these and other issues during our month long study. The course will begin with two weeks at the Center for the Study of Religion at Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow. American students will join their Russian counterparts in classes taught by the faculty of the Center (with English translation). The group will then travel to Kalmykia for two weeks of field work where the participants will observe the Buddhist community through visits to religious sites, interviews, and participation in religious events.

Program Fee: $4,345 Fee includes: tuition, accommodation, ground transportation, some meals, excursions, Cultural tours of Moscow, pre‐departure orientation, International Student Identity Card, Emergency evacuation insurance, and travel guidebook.

Earn 6 credits in RUSS, RELI, PUBP or SOCI
This program is open to Mason students, non‐Mason students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public. Financial Aid may apply! Deadline for applications is April 4, 2008. For more information please visit our website, http://globaled.gmu.edu or contact Rita Bartolo at 703‐993‐2641 or via email at rbartolo@gmu.edu.

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February 11, 2008

CfP: Food and War in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries [Paris 2009]

ELEVENTH SYMPOSIUM of the International Commission for Research into European Food History

Food and War in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Paris, September 2009

Call for papers

ICREFH has held biennial symposia since 1989 on various topics of European food history, each of which has resulted in the publication of a book of the papers given. To date, nine volumes are in print and a tenth is in preparation. These symposia are notable for the use of pre-circulated papers so that sessions consist of workshop-type
discussions. ICREFH's Eleventh Symposium will be held in Paris early in September 2009.

Further information about the Symposium can be found in the forthcoming ICREFH Newsletter for Spring 2008. To request a copy if you are not normally on the ICREFH mailing list, please email:

Papers may be offered in one of the four following sub-themes. To stimulate discussion at the Symposium, contributors should address one or more of the following research questions in their papers. Papers should not only describe the development of particular topics, but should also assess the short and long term consequences which affect nutritional habits of today.

(1) Food allocation, food shortages and rationing in time of war:
How was food allocated for the civilian population
during twentieth-century European wars?
How did government strategies differ in Europe?
Were the armed forces given priorities in food
allocation? What food was considered necessary for the fighting man?
What rations were allocated to the armed services and
civilians? What role did nutritional sciences play in these decisions?

(2) Alternative strategies for consumers:
Did food control and food shortages alter consumer
behaviour during European wars in the twentieth century?
Did governments provide recipes and nutritional
information for civilians?
Did the black market have a significant effect on food
supply during wartime?

(3) The social and health implications of wartime food consumption:
Did war change patterns of eating and eating behaviour
in either the short or long term?
Were governments stimulated to develop food and nutrition policies by
war? Did these policies persist in the post war era in the long term?
Were food-related diseases present in wartime Europe?

(4) Innovations in food supply and technology during war time:
Did war accelerate innovations in food processing and
What "inventions" were made and how and where were they implemented?
Did technological change persist to influence postwar
food consumption?

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IU's Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages

Indiana University, Bloomington
June 13-August 8, 2008

For more information and to apply online:

Intensive language training has been offered at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University since 1950. The Summer Workshop provides up to 230 participants in Slavic, East European and Central Asian languages the opportunity to complete a full year of college language instruction during an eight-week summer session.

Utilizing the resources of Indiana University's own specialists as well as native speakers from other universities and abroad, the Summer Workshop has developed and maintained a national program of the highest quality. Allowing all participants to pay IN-STATE TUITION, the program has as its goal the enhancement of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills through classroom instruction and a full range of extra-curricular activities. Knowledge of these languages prepares students for exciting career opportunities in areas such as government, education, international development, business, journalism, law, military, public health, environmental issues, and the arts.


RUSSIAN (1st through 6th yr.)
*Four-week (one semester) courses start on June 13th (Level one begins on June 9)
*Eight-week courses (two semester) begin on June 13th.

*1st year Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Reading Yiddish for Holocaust Research
*The following languages are ACLS funded and TUITION FREE for graduate students specializing in any field related to these languages: Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, and Macedonian

*1st and 2nd year Azerbaijani, Georgian, Kazakh, Pashto, Tajik, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek
*1st year Mongolian (pending funding)


Application deadline for FELLOWSHIPS is March 21, 2008.

Graduate students are eligible for the:
1. Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships
2. Social Science Research Council (SSRC) fellowships
3. Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP) scholarships for graduate students from CIC schools. For information visit:
4. European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) Fellowships for EU and EU-accession languages.

Undergraduate students are eligible for the:
1. SSRC fellowships (Russian, Azeri, Kazakh, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek, and Georgian)
2. Student Loans

*Check the website for specific scholarship/fellowship eligibility criteria

Contact: Director, Ballantine Hall 502, Indiana U, Bloomington, IN
47405, tel.: 812-855-2608, fax: 812-855-2107,
e-mail: swseel@indiana.edu

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February 08, 2008

GRANTS- Central Eurasia Project (CEP) of the Open Society Institute

The Central Eurasia Project (CEP) of the Open Society Institute is pleased to announce its 2008 grant application schedule. Through grantmaking, CEP strives to increase awareness of human rights violations and the availability of reliable information on the social and economic health of the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia, within the region and around the world, in order to shape policies that foster open societies. CEP provides programmatic and general operating support grants to organizations focused on advancing civil society and development in the region. In the context of this Call for Proposals, Central Eurasia encompasses Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

To read the full Call for Proposal guidelines and download an application please visit:

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FELLOWSHIP: OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Call for Applications

2 Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Application Deadline: May 15, 2008

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote and enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian region, enshrined in its fundamental idea of comprehensive security. Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The Academy is looking for two research and teaching fellows in the MA Program Political Science 2008/2009.


The qualified candidate holds at least an MA/MSc but preferably a PhD
degree in Political Science or a related field and has teaching experience.

The fellowship has the following terms and components:

1) A teaching assignment of a course on either Approaches & Issues in International Relations or Approaches & Issues in Political Theory. These are a 3 credit hour courses, meeting twice a week for 90 min sessions from September 1, 2008 through December 19, 2008. The period of contract is from August 25 to December 24, 2008. The idea behind the Approaches & Issues courses are to provide a survey of these
fields introducing the students to major approaches and theories, important topics, and the contemporary developments. As such, these should be introductory courses at a graduate level involving lectures, seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring. Additionally, we expect the fellow to spend 6 hours per week for
personal preparation to the courses with lecture/seminar notes, preparation of assignments, and grading/evaluation of students.

2) The fellowship also includes office hours for students of approximately 4 hours a week. Depending on other events at the Academy, such as workshops, conferences, meetings, research presentations, 2-4 hours of additional time will be needed.

4) Overall, the commitment at the Academy will not exceed the load of 20 hours per week. However, due to the nature of an academic environment, the load may vary from about 15 to 25 hours per week. During the rest of the time, the fellows are encouraged to conduct their research and will receive full support of the Academy and our partners. We expect the fellows to present their research to the students and the greater audience during the fellowship period with us.

The OSCE Academy will provide/cover - a) Economy class roundtrip airfare from the city of current residence to Bishkek; b) Entry visa expenses to Kyrgyzstan, if any; c) Housing will be provided by the Academy; d) Honorarium of 750 Euros per month for teaching the 3 credit hour course; e) 100 Euro one-time settling-in fee; f) office
space and a computer, as well as access to all of our facilities.
NOTE: The Academy will not be able to provide health insurance.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, letter confirming availability of funds for research, a short summary of their research project, and two letters of reference from people familiar with the candidate's academic work to <t.epkenhans@osce-academy.net> until May 15, 2008. With any questions on this call, please contact

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance.

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CfP: Annual Conference 2008, Georgetown U, Sep 18-21

Call for Papers
Central Eurasian Studies Society Ninth Annual Conference (2008)
September 18-21, 2008
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites panel and paper
proposals for the Ninth CESS Annual Conference, September 18-21, 2008,
in Washington, D.C. The event will be held at Georgetown University,
hosted by the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies
(CERES). Panels begin Friday morning, September 19, and continue
through mid-day on Sunday, September 21.

Panel and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and
social science scholarship on Central Eurasia are welcome. The
geographic domain of Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea and
Iranian Plateau to Mongolia and Siberia, including the Caucasus,
Crimea, Middle Volga, Afghanistan, Tibet, and Central and Inner Asia.
Practitioners and scholars in all humanities and social science
disciplines with an interest in Central Eurasia are encouraged to

The program will feature approximately 60 panels and there will also
be a supplementary program including cultural events, a welcome
reception on Thursday, a conference dinner and a keynote speaker.

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: Friday, April 11, 2008.

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will
be given some preference in the selection process. Individual papers
are also welcome and will be assigned by the program committee to an
appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant. Only electronic
submissions will be accepted, preferably via the webform available on
the CESS website: http://www.cess.muohio.edu/cesspg_conf_cfp.html

Please note that due to an anticipated high level of interest in the
2008 conference, the selection of papers will be very competitive, and
we encourage all potential presenters to consider working with
colleagues to arrange a pre-organized panel, as this will improve your
chances of acceptance. Successful proposals will offer new findings
based on theoretically informed, empirically rich research. As always,
we strongly encourage the participation of graduate students and
scholars from Central Eurasia.

The Conference Committee accepts electronic submissions only -- either
by webform (see the CESS website:
http://www.cess.muohio.edu/cesspg_conf_cfp.html), or by an e-mailed
form in MS Word format (if you do not have access to the webform,
please contact us at cess@muohio.edu and we will e-mail you the
submission forms in MS Word format).

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February 07, 2008

Courses 2008 Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh

The 2008 Slavic and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will offer the following intensive language courses:

Russian Language Programs (first through fourth year):
Eight Week Session in Pittsburgh, June 9-August 1;
Pitt/Moscow 5+5 Program and Russian Heritage Speakers' Program, June
9-August 15.

Central & East European Languages, Six Week Programs in Pittsburgh, June
9-July 18:
Beginning Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Hungarian,
Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian;
Intermediate Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, and Slovak;
Advanced Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Slovak.

Central & East European Study Abroad Programs:
Pitt/Bulgaria 6+4 Program;
Pitt/Poland 6+4 Program;
Pitt/Slovakia 6+4 Program;
4 Week Programs in Bulgaria, Poland, and Slovakia;
Advanced Mastery Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1+5 Program in Pittsburgh and
Belgrade/Sarajevo/Zagreb (for advanced and heritage speakers of B/C/S).

Tuition for the Advanced Mastery B/C/S course will be waived for graduate students specializing in any field of East European Studies (contingent on receipt of grant funding).

All courses are equivalent to one academic year of college-level language instruction. Instructional staff chosen for their experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to language teaching ensure the high academic quality of Pitt's SLI program. Daily contact with instructors, both in class and out, and the use of native speakers in most sections create an environment conducive to effective language acquisition. All programs include extracurricular activities such as film viewing, singing, cooking classes and cultural lectures. The study abroad programs include
excursions and cultural programming in the targeted countries.

All applicants may apply for the various scholarships that the SLI has available. Over 90 percent of applicants receive partial or full funding from sources including FLAS fellowships, SSRC fellowships for advanced Russian, and SLI tuition scholarships.

Further information and applications are available at http://sli.slavic.pitt.edu. Application deadline for scholarships and all study abroad programs is March 21, 2008.

For more information, contact Christine Metil, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1417 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-5906, email:

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Adelphi-Civitas Summer Professional Internship Program, Warsaw


Internships (in English)

The program offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to undertake full-time summer professional internships in various profit, public and non-profit organizations in Warsaw, Poland that focus, among others, on:
- arts & culture,
- human rights, migration, refugees,
- European Integration, international politics, foreign policy,
- media, media advertising, journalism
- civil society and local community development, civic education,
- public health,
- Jewish history & culture,
- economics, business, finance
- domestic politics
- transparency in public administration, anti-corruption policies
- environment

A sample list of internship areas and organizations can be viewed at: http://www.adelphi.edu/levermorescholars/adelphicivitas/location.php

During the internship program students take an academic seminar and participate in the guest speaker series that help to contextualize students' internship experience. Internships, academic seminar and guest speaker series are all in ENGLISH. Interested students can take optional Polish language course. Students earn 5 credits for the international professional and academic experience awarded by Adelphi University.
For more information about the academic program visit: http://www.adelphi.edu/levermorescholars/adelphicivitas/academic.php

All students can apply: the program is opened to undergraduate and graduate students from all US universities and colleges.
Application deadline: March 15, 2008 but early applications are encouraged. Limited number of places available (25).
For more information about the program, application form and costs visit: http://www.adelphi.edu/levermorescholars/adelphicivitas/

Inquiries about the program can be directed to Dr. Maciej Bartkowski, Director of the Levermore Global Scholars Program at Adelphi University, at bartkowski@adelphi.edu or 516-877-4190.

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CfP: First International Graduate Students’ Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 04/23-26/2009, Massachusetts

First International Graduate Students’ Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Conference Dates: 23-26 Apr 2009

Deadline: 15 August 2008 The Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the First International Graduate Students’ Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies on 23 to 26 April 2009. The conference will provide a forum for graduate students to present original research papers to peers and established scholars. Participants will be able to forge scholarly ties from which further cooperation and research may evolve. This interdisciplinary conference will reflect the full range of issues, concepts, and methods in current Holocaust and Genocide Studies; accordingly, we invite pertinent applications from all fields and from countries around the world.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials for consideration:
- your name, address, email and telephone number
- the title and an abstract of your paper (a maxiumum of 250 words in English)
- a brief letter from your advisor indicating your enrollment in a graduate program
- a curriculum vitae.

Applications for complete panels are also acceptable and may consist of three to four papers. Such submissions should also include a panel description of approx. 500 words.

Participants are encouraged to seek financial support from their home institutions. Limited funds for travel and accommodation may be available but can not be guaranteed in advance.

The application deadline is 15 August 2008 and email submissions are preferred. Please forward materials to:

Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Clark University
950 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610

If you have questions, please contact
- Raz Segal, Doctoral Student, rsegal@clarku.edu, or
- Thomas Kuehne, Strassler Professor in Holocaust History, tkuehne@clarku.edu, at the Strassler Family Center.

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CfP: "The Revolution Will not Be Televised?" Media and Protest Movements after 1945, 11/26-28/2008, Norway

Call for Papers/Travel Grants
Supported by The Freedom of Expression Foundation, Norway

Location: Faculty of Media and Journalism, Volda University College, Norway.
Date: November 26-28th, 2008
Hosted and organized by Volda University College and the Interdisciplinary Research Forum on Protest Movements, Activism and Social Dissent (IFK Protest, Interdisziplinäres Forschungskolloquium Protestbewegungen).
Supported by the Marie Curie Research Network “European Protest Movements Since 1945” (www.protest-research.eu)

The conference will direct its attention towards central aspects of the interaction of social/political protest movements and the media in the era after Second World War. Given the 40-year anniversary of the international revolt of “1968,” a special focus will be laid on the 1960s and 1970s and the notions of mass media and democracy in a globalized news world.

Thematically, we therefore call for contributions from studies within:
• theoretical perspectives on the media’s coverage of the protests and dissent (including reception research, framing theory and discourse analysis)
• protest and media worldwide (comparative or studies of trans-national communication are encouraged)
• the depiction of protest movements in mass media (television, radio, newspapers)
• the role of imagery and pictures in news coverage of protest
• the use of political cartoons in framing protest movements or events
• studies of journalist covering protest and dissent
• editorial processes that directed or influenced news coverage
• international media structures and news transmission
• protest movements featured in the media debate (including the women’s liberation, the environmentalist or peace movement, or new and contemporary social movements)
• media strategies of activists (including the use of posters, pamphlets, underground radio and newspapers, and the internet)

The conference will feature workshops with leading media scholars and historians; panel discussions of trans-disciplinary and general thematical approaches. The purpose is also to promote a lively international and interdisciplinary dialogue and create a basis for future scholarly teamwork across national, cultural and regional borders.

Applications from postgraduate students, early stage researchers (PhD-students), postdocs and young scholars from all disciplinary and national backgrounds are strongly encouraged.

Successful applicants will be provided with living allowance that should cover all necessary expenses during the conference. The organizers will also provide a limited travel grant.

Deadline for applications and abstracts: April 1, 2008.

Selections will be made by: May 1, 2008.

Please use online application at: http://www.hivolda.no/protest

Further questions or suggestions: rof@hivolda.no
Rolf Werenskjold
Volda University College
Boks 500
6101 Volda
Visit the website at http://www.hivolda.no/protest

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CfP: Film and Genocide

Film and Genocide anthology Call for Papers Date: 2008-03-30

Film and Genocide
Editors, Tomas Crowder (Stanford University), Kristi M. Wilson (Stanford University)

Since its first appearance in the short films of the Lumiere Brothers and even earlier in the Stanford-Muybridge photographic experiments, the moving image has been used to capture reality, witness events, and grant people a sense of immortality. Following the Armenian genocide and the First World War, journalists, politicians and everyday people began to notice that film could be a powerful tool for documenting and understanding atrocities and acts of war. During the Second World War, newsreels played a seminal role as a propaganda tool to provide incentive for people to join the army and then furnished local theaters with images from the war. Some of this footage turned up in fictional films about the war and in the Nuremberg trials court cases as key pieces of evidence used to bring Nazi officials to trial. The first half of the 20th century gave an impulse to the important relationship between film and genocide. The second half of the century has seen this unfortunate, contested relationship grow and expand in cinema from various parts of the world.

We seek submissions for a collection of essays that explores the role of film (both fiction and documentary) in documenting, witnessing, denouncing and reflecting upon genocide in different regions of the world. A university press has expressed interest in the book project.

Email (approx) 250 word abstracts to: kmwilson@stanford.edu and/or tcrowder@stanford.edu by March 30, 2008. Complete essays will be due by July 30, 2008.

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Advanced Intensive Russian Course for Heritage Speakers, University of Pittsburgh

Dates: June 9 - July 11, 2008 in PITTSBURGH and July 12 - August 15, 2008 in MOSCOW

Participants who are selected will receive a scholarship to cover airfare and living expenses in Moscow (contingent on receipt of grant funding). Additional scholarships are available to cover full or partial tuition for the 10 University of Pittsburgh credits awarded for successful completion of the course.

Description: This course will provide both regular language instruction and individualized tutoring and mentoring to address heritage speakers' specific needs at all levels of language competence. The Moscow portion of the program will use local instructors, carefully designed cultural excursions, and other in-country resources to expand the participants' linguistic and cultural knowledge. Each student will complete an individual research project using Russian-language sources.

Who is a Russian heritage speaker? A person (born either in the U.S. or abroad) who has grown up in the U.S. in an informal Russian-language environment (usually at home) without attaining full Russian language proficiency or a native Russian's complete educational background and cultural awareness. Areas in need of improvement may include reading and writing in Russian, communicating in formal academic or professional situations, etc.

Heritage speakers who are juniors, seniors, and graduate students from any U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

How to apply? Download an application form at http://sli.slavic.pitt.edu. Applications for the Russian Heritage Speakers course are due by March 21, 2008. A photocopy of your passport, which must be valid through February 15, 2010, should be submitted with your application.

For more information, contact Christine Metil, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1417 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-5906, email: slavic@pitt.edu.

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Advanced Mastery Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh's Slavic & East European Summer Language Institute announces:

Advanced Mastery Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian:
Intensive Summer Language Study Abroad Course for Advanced and Heritage
Speakers, June 9 - July 18, 2008

- Improve your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) by achieving professional language competence.
- Learn how to express yourself in journalistic, legalistic, scholarly, and literary styles of BCS.
- Prepare yourself to write, translate, read, and interpret in BCS.
- Work with academic experts in the region to complete an individual research project.
- Experience Zagreb, Sarajevo, and Belgrade as they are today.

Study for one week in Pittsburgh and a total of five weeks in Zagreb, Sarajevo, and Belgrade. $3,821 covers the cost of 6 credits tuition and program fees (does not include airfare; prices are subject to change).

Tuition-Free for Graduate Students (contingent on receipt of grant funding). Also open to professionals and advanced undergraduates; generous scholarships available.

Application forms available at http://sli.slavic.pitt.edu. Deadline to apply is March 21, 2008.

For more information, contact Christine Metil, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1417 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-5906, email: slavic@pitt.edu.

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February 05, 2008

CfP: Caucasian Review of International Affairs

Call for papers for the Caucasian Review of International Affairs

The Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) is a Germany-based quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit and online academic journal. The Review is committed to promote a better understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The CRIA also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of international affairs, from all political viewpoints.

The last issue (Winter 2008) of the Review can be viewed at

The next issue (Spring 2008) of the CRIA will be published in April 2008. Deadline for submission of papers for the next issue is the 31st of March 2008. See the manuscript guidelines at: http://www.cria-online.org/submit.php

Papers should be mailed to: contact@cria-online.org

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CfP:: Russian Language Journal, "Language Culture in Contemporary Russia" (July 1, 2008 deadline)

The Russian Language Journal will be dedicating its 2008 issue (vol. 58) to the issue of "Language Culture in Contemporary Russia" and would like to invite all scholars with related research interests to submit articles for consideration.

The period from 1985 to the present day has brought about dramatic changes in the shape, sound, structure of Russian, in the role that language plays in both reflecting and helping shape public discourse, and in the attitudes that speakers and writers have toward the Russian national tongue and language change in general. In an effort to explore the contours and ramifications of these changes, RLJ welcomes submissions from colleagues across disciplines on any aspect of the following issues, so long as they are addressed in the context of Russian culture and society from 1985-2008:

*Descriptive analyses of language change in cultural, social, and/or political context;
*Infusion of foreign loans into contemporary Russian;
*Roles of high (e.g. Church) and low (e.g. colloquial, regional, dialectal, non-standard, vulgar) registers;
*The language of politics and/or politics of language;
*Attitudes (popular, intellectual, or official) toward language change;
*Creative representations of language change;
*The state and fate of the literary language;
*Language and/of the mass media;
*Language and/of the new media.

Authors interested in submitting articles for double-blind peer review should send copies of their completed manuscripts, in English or Russian, using submission guidelines posted at http://www.russnet.org/rlj, by July 1, 2008. Please address any
questions to rlj@actr.org.

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Workshop: 'Soviet Memory' Remembering The Soviet Union, 1917-1991 (11 April 08, EU, St Petersburg)

This one-day conference - organised as part of the project 'National Identity in Russia from 1961: Traditions and Deterritorialisation' (www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/russian/nationalism), and to be held at the European University, 3 Gagarinskaya Street, St. Petersburg - explores several themes in the history of memory and traditions in the Soviet era (including both the early Soviet and the late Soviet periods). These include: the role of memory in establishing revolutionary legitimacy; the struggle with the 'backward' past, and, on the other hand, the celebration of pre-revolutionary 'Great Russian' traditions; the heritage of pre-Soviet cultural institutions in the Soviet period and the institutionalisation of memory; cultural practices connected with the preservation and dissemination of tradition; and recollections of the past in the post-Soviet period. The working languages of the conference will be Russian and English. All are welcome to attend.

For more information: http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/russian/nationalism/conferences.htm

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February 01, 2008

East-Central Europe in the Cold War, 1945-1989, 10/16-18/2008, Warsaw

International Conference
East-Central Europe in the Cold War, 1945–1989
Warsaw, 16–18 October 2008

For almost half a century the Cold War conflict shaped international relations and to a large extent influenced the history of individual nations. The Cold War was a global conflict, but in a particular manner was also a European conflict. The beginning and end of the Cold War (at least the beginning of its end) took place in Central Europe. For several dozen years Europeans on either side of the Iron Curtain prepared themselves for a potential apocalyptic conflict, or sought to prevent one from occurring. These preparations and preventative measures, to a hitherto insufficiently recognized degree, influenced their histories.

We invite all those interested to participate in the conference – both as speakers and as participants in the discussion. Conference organizers will cover the costs of paper authors – room and board and refund travel expenses (up to 400 Euro for speakers from Europe and up to 1000 Euro for those outside Europe).

Potential speakers are requested to register (with the appended questionnaire) before 15 April 2008. Speakers are requested to additionally include with their questionnaire an abstract of their paper (max. 500 words) in English or Polish.

The conference will be open to the public. There is no mandatory conference fee. However, those registered participants who choose to pay a 200 PLN (55 EUR) conference fee will receive an invitation to a formal dinner, 3 mid-day meals and full conference materials. Instructions regarding the payment of the conference fee will follow at a later date.

Please e-mail your registration form to:

or send it to the following address:

Ms. Anna Piekarska
Instytut Pamięci Narodowej
Biuro Edukacji Publicznej
ul. Towarowa 28
00-839 Warszawa, Poland
“Conference 2008”

fax: +48.22.431.83.80

Additional information:
Anna Piekarska – anna.piekarska@ipn.gov.pl

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Study Abroad in KZ/Kyrgyzstan

July 14 - August 13, 2008

Nestled between the Caspian Sea, Siberia, China, Afghanistan, and Iran, the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan boast natural resources, educated and multilingual populations, and a rich cultural heritage. Central Asia has been at the crossroads of Hun and Mongol, Arab, Chinese, and Russian empires, and since the fall of the USSR has re-emerged as an important geopolitical nexus. On this trek, students will follow the footsteps of Marco Polo, as well as some of today's more adventurous travel writers, journeying by bus, foot, horseback, and camel.

The first two weeks of this four-week program will be spent on the University of Arizona campus, exploring Central Asia under Soviet control. The second two weeks will be spent in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where the "classroom" will be on the trail. At breakfast or around the campfire, students can expect to discuss "our group, as travelers," the filters through which we find ourselves viewing Central Asia and the footprints we may be leaving.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE through the University of Arizona Office of Study Abroad & Student Exchange (520) 626-9211, www.studyabroad.arizona.edu


See our website:

Or email:
Dr. Romy Taylor, rtaylor1@email.arizona.edu
Harmony DeFazio, defazioh@email.arizona.edu

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CfP: "Doing Anthropology in Ethnic Minority Regions in China", 07/10-12/2008, Urumchi

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
Center for Anthropology and Folklore, School of Humanities, Xinjiang
University, China
School of Ethnology and Sociology, Central University for Nationalities, Beijing, China

Doing Anthropology in Ethnic Minority Regions in China
10-12 July 2008

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Xinjiang University and Central University for Nationalities will hold a joint conference on "doing anthropology in ethnic minority regions in China", from 10th to 12th July 2008. The major aim of this conference is for researchers, from a wide range of disciplines to discuss how an anthropological perspective can contribute to the understanding of various research topics; and, what is the potential of anthropology in these regions?

The conference languages are English and Chinese. Abstracts of no more than 300 words and one-page Curriculum Vitae should be electronically submitted by 25th March to the organizers (pdf and word formats preferred). Notification of acceptance will be on 25th of April. Participants will be expected to submit a full draft of their papers
by 1st of July for distributing amongst the participants.

Abstracts sent to:

Ayxem Eli: eli@eth.mpg.de
Rahile Dawut: rahiled@xju.edu.cn

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Summer job: ACTR/ACCELS Resident Director, Russia

Summer Resident Director
Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs
Moscow/ St. Petersburg/ Vladimir, Russia

American Councils is currently seeking qualified Resident Directors towork on summer programs ranging from five- to eight-weeks in length. In Moscow, programs are based at Moscow International University, Moscow State University (Summer Teachers Program), and the Moscow Higher School of Economics (Contemporary Russia). In St. Petersburg, programs are hosted by the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen); and in Vladimir, by the KORA Russian Language Center.

Resident Directors represent American Councils in their actions and words during the tenure of their appointment. They must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe participant classes at Russian host universities; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs. Resident Directors must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the Russian/Eurasian Outbound program staff in Washington, DC. Prior to departure for Russia, all Resident Directors must attend American Councils orientation programs for both staff and participants. Resident Directors are required to travel to Russia with their respective participant groups at the beginning of their programs and return to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. The Summer Resident Directors report to the Russian/Eurasian Outbound Office Program Manager.


Bachelor's degree or higher in Russian language or area studies or equivalent; Advanced Russian language skills -- written and oral (minimum 2/2+ on ACTFL scale) Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Russia; Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.

Anticipated Employment Dates: early June - to mid August 2008, with possible continuation in fall 2008 (exact appointment dates will vary according to program specifics)


Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: resumes@americancouncils.org .
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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