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March 31, 2008

Job: Lectureship in Slavic Linguistics

University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Chicago welcomes applications for a full-time lectureship in Slavic linguistics beginning 1 October 2008. Specialization in Historical Linguistics is preferred with an anticipated teaching load of six courses over the course of the academic year. At least two of these courses will be Old Church Slavonic and Old Norse. Other courses may include Comparative Slavic and Early Russian Literature (1300-1700). Knowledge of the history of East Slavic, West Slavic, and/or Baltic linguistics is desirable but not required. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand will be preferred.

Please submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter including names of references to:
Slavic Linguistics Search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539

Electronic submissions should be sent to: slavic-department@uchicago.edu.
Review of applications will begin on 1 May 2008.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer.

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Visiting Scholar Programme - Aleksanteri Fellowships

Aleksanteri Institute - Helsinki, Finland

The Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholar Programme invites applications for Aleksanteri Fellowships for the 2008-2009 academic year from qualified scholars holding a PhD degree in a field relevant to the activities of the Institute. The Fellows should pursue research in Russian and Eastern European studies, in themes relevant to the current research focuses of the Aleksanteri Institute. The Fellowship provides an opportunity to undertake research and to actively participate in and contribute to the intellectual community of the Aleksanteri Institute and to the Finnish Russian and Eastern European studies community more generally. For more information on the Aleksanteri Fellowships, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/news/.

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Study abroad: MA-level courses in Russian/Cognitive Linguistics

Master Classes in RUSSIAN LINGUISTICS at the University of Tromsø
Fall 2008: The History and Dialectology of Russian (RUS 3010; deadline May 1, 2008)
Spring 2009: Concepts & Categories: Contemporary Russian Cognitive Linguistics (RUS 3030; deadline October 1, 2008)

NOTE: The University of Tromsø does not charge tuition, so the only costs involved are travel and living expenses. The Erasmus program may provide funding for students from EU countries, and other funding opportunities may be available for students from other countries.

The only requirements are that students have good knowledge of both English and Russian and be prepared to study for one semester at the MA level.

Some advantages of studying in Tromsø:
--One of the largest, best funded linguistics programs in the world
--Mentorship by Laura A. Janda and Tore Nesset
--Scenic setting, with a legendary combination of city comforts and access to unspoiled nature
--Rich cultural life, including everything from classical to modern music, theater and films, internationally acclaimed festivals
--International milieu that welcomes people from all backgrounds

For more information about this program, visit this site: http://uit.no/humfak/7542/ or contact either Laura Janda or Tore Nesset directly.

Prof. Laura Janda: laura.janda@hum.uit.no
Prof. Tore Nesset: tore.nesset@hum.uit.no

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CfP: Migration and Citizenship Conference, 11/14-15/2008, Bristol

Leverhulme Programme on Migration and Citizenship

Joint Research Programme by Bristol University's Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship and UCL's Migration Research Unit

Post-Immigration Minorities, Religion and National Identities
14-15 November, 2008
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Leverhulme Programme team will address topics based on the following themes:

* Ethnic Enclaves and Economic Integration
* Social Capital, Gender and Differential Educational and Economic Outcomes
* National Identity, Citizenship and Religious 'Difference'
* Majoritarian Identities and Resentment of Multiculturalism


We are inviting scholars from all relevant disciplines to submit papers for this conference that complement the above themes and topics. Please send your abstract (no more than 250 words) to Sara Tonge <sara.tonge@bristol.ac.uk>

Deadline for submissions: 9 May 2008

The Leverhulme Programme on Migration and Citizenship at the University of Bristol and University College London (2003-08) consists of eight projects on contemporary labour mobility, post-immigration ethnicity and challenges to British national identity. This is the second of two conferences that will take place in 2008 as the Programme reaches its conclusion (the first, on Mobility in International Markets, is held on 15-16 May at UCL, London).

Further details of the Programme can be found at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sociology/leverhulme

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March 28, 2008

Summer Study: Central Asian Language, Indiana Univ.

Indiana University's 2008 Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages (June 13-August 8) is still accepting applications for Beginning and Intermediate levels in all languages. Funding is still available for Azerbaijani, Kazakh, and Turkmen. Visit the SWSEEL website for details:

http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/

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Job: Russian Literature Lecturer - Univ. of Chicago

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Chicago welcomes applications for a full-time lectureship in Russian literature beginning 1 October 2008. Specialization in Soviet and contemporary Russian literature/culture is preferred with an anticipated teaching load of six courses over the course of the academic year.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the humanities Core and to our year-long survey of Russian literature in addition to teaching topical seminars at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand will be preferred. Please submit a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter including names of references, and a writing sample to:

Russian Literature Search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539

All materials must be sent in hard copy. Review of applications will begin on 1 May 2008.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity.

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Job: Slavic Linguistics Lecturer Position - Univ. of Chicago

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Chicago welcomes applications for a full-time lectureship in Slavic linguistics beginning 1 October 2008. Specialization in Historical Linguistics is preferred with an anticipated teaching load of six courses over the course of the academic year. At least two of these courses will be Old Church Slavonic and Old Norse. Other courses may include Comparative Slavic and Early Russian Literature (1300-1700).

Knowledge of the history of East Slavic, West Slavic, and/or Baltic linguistics is desirable but not required. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand will be preferred. Please submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter including names of references
to:

Slavic Linguistics Search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539

Electronic submissions should be sent to:
slavic-department@uchicago.edu.
Review of applications will begin on 1 May 2008.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.

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March 27, 2008

CfP: Religions in Multiconfessional Russia, Slavica Occitania

The French scholarly journal Slavica Occitania intends to publish a special issue devoted to the encounters (actions and reactions) of different religions in multiconfessional Russia. The frame is limited to the ex-Russian Empire and the USRR. The aim of this special issue is to study confrontations and combinations of different religions (two or more). The study can be based on the biography of an outstanding person who played an important role in the religion life in Russia, or a special historical context. Languages of the paper - French and English. Papers in English will be translated. Deadline for papers is March 1, 2009.

For information, please contact : Dany Savelli, Université de Toulouse dany.savelli@wanadoo.fr, or Boris Czerny,
Université de Caen (France) BCzerny@aol.com

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Study Abroad: Balkans: State Building and Human Rights in the South Balkans

Witness the emergence of new states in the south Balkans and the challenges they confront, especially in ensuring minority human rights. In Montenegro, an independent state since 2006, meet government officials building their new country and citizen groups playing a watchdog role against corruption and for Muslim and Roma rights. In Kosovo, a UN supervised territory since 1999, hear debates on future status, institution-building, and how to ensure human rights for Serb, Roma and other minorities. In Macedonia, examine power-sharing between majority Macedonian Slavs and minority ethnic Albanians, as well as efforts to integrate the largest settled Roma community in Europe. Throughout the South Balkans, the impact of international involvement will be considered, particularly UN peacekeeping, NATO humanitarian intervention, development assistance, and possibilities of European Union accession. Emphasis is placed on the concept of reciprocity through a community action project in the Roma community in Skopje, Macedonia.

Please confirm with your advisor that U-M will recognize these programs for graduate credit.

For more information about all of this program:

If you have already earned an undergraduate degree or the equivalent from a college or university and are interested in earning graduate-level credit for one of the following summer programs, please contact a SIT Study Abroad coordinator at studyabroad@sit.edu or 888.272.7881. More information about SIT Study Abroad can be found on our website at http://www.worldlearning.org/323.ht

http://www.worldlearning.org/sss_hrs.htm

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Study Abroad: Switzerland: International Studies, Organizations, and Social Justice

Since the onset of conflict in Iraq, the role of international organizations in maintaining world peace and promoting development of countries in the global South has become increasingly controversial. This program enables students to increase their understanding of the multifaceted United Nations system, while also examining the extraordinarily large number of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) based in Geneva.

In the first part of the program, students attend seminars and complete field-based assignments. Later, each student will engage in community-based research to develop in-depth competence in an area of particular interest.

Please confirm with your advisor that U-M will recognize these programs for graduate credit.


For more information about all of this program:

If you have already earned an undergraduate degree or the equivalent from a college or university and are interested in earning graduate-level credit for one of the following summer programs, please contact a SIT Study Abroad coordinator at studyabroad@sit.edu or 888.272.7881. More information about SIT Study Abroad can be found on our website at http://www.worldlearning.org/323.ht

http://www.worldlearning.org/3641.htm

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March 26, 2008

Summer Workshop: Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages

IU's 2008 Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages (June 13-August 8) is still accepting applications for Beginning and Intermediate levels in all languages. Funding is still available for Azerbaijani, Kazakh, and Turkmen. Visit the SWSEEL website for details: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/

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March 25, 2008

Summer School in Romanian Culture and Civilization, Braşov, 13.7-2.8.2008

July 13th – August 2nd , 2008
Braşov, Transylvania, Romania

Learn Romanian in Romania!
The Romanian Cultural Institute organizes courses in Romanian language, culture and civilization in the 12th century citadel of Brasov. A multicultural environment, Braşov (Corona, Kronstradt, Brassó) was renown as a big medieval trade centre, but also as a cultural and academic „fortress”. Braşov is the place where the first sparkle of an anticommunist uprising appeared in 1987.

For information on program structure, please visit the website: www.icr.ro/cursuri_brasov

APPLICATIONS
The minimum age for attendance is 18.
The completed application form, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a copy of the passport (the page with the personal data) and a copy confirming the payment of the participation fee are to be sent to the Romanian Cultural Institute. Application forms are soon to be downloaded from www.icr.ro/cursuri_brasov
The deadline for enrollment is July 1st, 2008. Due to the limited number of places, applications should be registered as soon as possible. The official enrollment in the course is notified in writing by the Romanian Cultural Institute. The deadline for grant applicants is June 20th, 2008.

About Us
For applications/additional information:

THE ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
COURSES IN ROMANIAN LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
38, Aleea Alexandru 011824, Sector 1 - Bucharest, Romania

Programme Co-ordinator: Mona Moldoveanu
E-mail: mona@icr.ro
Phone: (4) 0317 100 618, (4) 0317 100 621; Fax: (4) 0317 100 620
Director of the Domestic Programs Department
Oana-Valentina Suciu
E-mail: oana.suciu@icr.ro, Phone: + 40 31 71 00616, Fax: + 40 31 71 00606

Program Assistants:
Denisa Mirena Pişcu: denisa.piscu@icr.ro, phone: + 40 31 71 00616, fax: + 40 31 71 00606
Sorin Cucerai : sorin.cucerai@icr.ro
Oana-Valentina Suciu
HESP Scholar
Assistant Lecturer, University of Bucharest - Faculty of Political Sciences
Str. Sf. Stefan 24, sector 2, Bucharest
e-mail: oanavalentina_suciu@yahoo.co.uk , oana.suciu@fspub.ro
phone: +40 - 723 368903

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March 24, 2008

CfP Journal: Managing Cultural Diversity in Cities in Eastern Europe (AEER)

Call for papers:
Anthropology of East Europe Review, special issue, spring 2009

Guest editors:
Cordula Gdaniec, Humboldt University Berlin
Eszter Gantner, ELTE University Budapest / Touro College Berlin

In this collection of articles we aim to present case studies of qualitative ethnographic research in a variety of cities in central, east and south-east Europe on the theme of (diverse) cultural practices and their spatial manifestation in the city, which we define here as urban culture (cf. Hannerz 1993 and 2000, Zukin 1995). The focus is on different perspectives of cultural practices such as ethnicity, lifestyle (post-)subcultures, gender or consumption.

This special issue proposes to address the following questions: Firstly, how do city governments and public discourses deal with this increasing multiplicity of urban culture, especially where it results in higher fragmentation of the urban landscape and, secondly, how are the different cultures inscribed into the urban landscape; when and where are they present in public space; where and how do they (have to) carve out their private spaces? The interaction between city governments and diverse cultural groups and the interaction between the appropriation of public and private spaces, which involves negotiations about contested spaces and cultures, is a crucial element of urban culture and the development of the social, economic and spatial fabric of the city. While there is a large body of literature on the subject concerning west European and North American cities there appears to be a dearth of research in and of east European cities. We welcome papers from (urban) anthropologists and cultural geographers to collate analyses of these issues in Eastern Europe.

Please send abstracts of 700-1000 words by e-mail to the two editors by May 5th 2008

Accepted texts must be completed by Oct. 31st, 2008
The editors reserve the right of article selection.

Cordula Gdaniec c.gdaniec@gmail.com
Eszter Gantner gantneresz@gmail.com

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CFP: Problem of Sources in Turkish Women's Memory, 04/17-19/2009, Turkey

20th Anniversary Symposium of the Women's Library and Information Centre Foundation

From 17-19 April 2009, as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, the Women's Library and Information Centre [WLIC] will be holding an international symposium on "The Problem of Source in Women's Memory from the Ottoman Era to the Present." The symposium will offer, we believe, the broadest examination to date on "sources in women's studies and women's history." Our aim is to create a setting in which a broad range of international women researchers and women historians can come together and share their research findings.

Organization Details
Papers submitted for this symposium will be collected, evaluated and selected by an evaluation committee, and selected presentations will be published before the symposium for dissemination during the sessions. No participation fee will be required from researchers wishing to attend the symposium. Researchers attending the symposium from within Turkey or from abroad to present papers will meet their own travel and accommodation costs; but tea and coffee refreshments will be provided, and Kadir Has University will open throughout the symposium a buffet lunch facility. Dinner events will be organized for participants in order to offer a relaxed atmosphere to the attending members for discussions (participants will pay the cost of their own food).

Women researchers and women historians wishing to present their paper to the international symposium should send titles of proposed papers together with a 300-500 word summary to the symposium secretariat by 1 June 2008. Once papers have been selected, a second call will be sent to those preparing the selected papers on 1 August 2008, so that papers can be prepared in conformity with a jointly agreed style and format. The final 5,000-15,000 word texts of the papers will be sent by 1 December 2008 to the secretariat by e-mail. The Women's Library and Information Centre and the Kadir Has University will prepare and publish a book based on a collection of the papers submitted to the Women's Library and Information Centre, prefaced with a substantial introduction, for launch and sale at the opening of the symposium on 17 April 2009.

Symposium Secretariat:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bekir Kemal Ataman
Archives Consultant to the Women's Library and Information Centre
Foundation,
Member of Marmara University teaching staff
bka@marmara.edu.tr

Assistant Prof. Dr. Yavuz Selim Karakışla
Women's History Researcher
Member of Bophorus University teaching staff
ykarakisla@boun.edu.tr

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Job: REES Associate Director, PA

The Center for Russian & East European Studies (REES) at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to fill the position of Associate Director. REES is a Title VI National Resource Center that works with faculty, students and staff throughout the University, including the humanities, social sciences and professional schools; organizes an educational outreach program for the local community and tri-state region; maintains a wide network of international exchanges; helps support the annual Slavic and East European Summer Language Institute; and publishes the Carl Beck Papers in Russian & East European Studies. The Associate Director reports to the Director of REES and works with the Director and REES staff to design, develop and administer the Title VI program and all other activities of REES. Other duties include liaison with faculty and graduate and professional school students; with the University administration; and with public and private groups, locally, nationally and internationally; as well as representing REES when asked to do so by the Director. The Associate Director advises graduate and professional school students in the REES Graduate Certificate programs. Some national and international travel is required. This is a full-time administrative position, but limited adjunct teaching may be possible.

Requirements: Advanced degree (Ph.D. strongly preferred); substantial professional knowledge of or experience working in Russian, East European or Eurasian affairs; competence in at least one REES-area language (preferably Russian or another Slavic language); administrative skills and organizational ability; demonstrated writing skills; and the interpersonal skills to work well with students, faculty, university administrators, external program officers, foreign visitors and others. University administrative experience preferred. The appointment will begin on August 1, 2008.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package. Review of applications will begin on April 11, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit the University's Human Resources website at www.hr.pitt.edu to apply. In addition to the application, please be sure to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of administrative and research experience, and reference letters as attachments.

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Fellowships for Russian Language Study

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to study for the fall semester and academic year in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg on the Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP).

Semester programs provide approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies at Moscow International University and at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Gertsen Institute) in St. Petersburg. The KORA Center for Russian Language hosts the Vladimir program. Participants receive graduate- or undergraduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

A full-time U.S. resident director oversees the academic and cultural programs and assists participants in academic, administrative, and personal matters. Students may live with Russian host families or in university dormitories in Moscow and St. Petersburg; all students in Vladimir live with Russian families. During the semester, students may take advantage of volunteer opportunities or internship placements at sites including local public schools, charity organizations, international businesses, non-profit organizations, and international NGOs. Students are also offered the chance to meet for two hours per week with peer tutors recruited from their host
universities.

Full and partial fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Many colleges and universities also provide financial aid for participation in American Councils programs. Recent participants have received substantial fellowship support from the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).

The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is also offered for the Summer and Spring semesters. Programs also available for Heritage Speakers of Russian. Please contact the Outbound Office for more details.

Application Deadlines:

Fall/Academic Year Program: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Program: March 1

Applications are now available for download at: www.acrussiaabroad.org. Applications are currently being accepted for fall semester and academic year programs.

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

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CfP: Urban Jewish Heritage and History in East Central Europe, 10/26-28/08, Lviv

Call for Papers
Conference: Urban Jewish Heritage and History in East Central Europe

The physical and cultural legacies of the Jewish civilization in Central and Eastern Europe
largely destroyed by the Holocaust have long been neglected in post-Holocaust and postwar Eastern and Central Europe. With the end of the Soviet Union and the fundamental liberalization of politics and society, which has accompanied it, however, the region’s Jewish heritage, too, has entered processes of remembering, rediscovery, and reconstruction. In particular with respect to urban space, the regeneration or revitalization of historic Jewish quarters has become one main focus of attention, where several complex and challenging fields of theory and practice overlap: The relationship between the past, memory, and history; questions of reality,authenticity, and virtuality; urban-planning and economic aspects of regeneration. At the same time, these questions of space, its imaginary and practical meanings and uses, need to be contextualized within Jewish history in Eastern and Central Europe in general.

The Center for Urban History seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary as well as international group of scholars and practitioners for a conference on 26 to 28 October 2008 in Lviv– formerly Lemberg and Lwów, now in western Ukraine, formerly the capital of the Habsburg province of Galicia as well as major urban center in interwar Poland – a city, which used to be a main site of Jewish urban life in East Central Europe but which is also still marked by the neglect of this past.

Graduate student participation is also encouraged. Conference languages are English, Polish, and Ukrainian. Please send a brief (300 word) synopsis of your proposed paper as an electronic attachment to the Academic Director Dr. Tarik Cyril Amar by 31 May 2008 (t.c.amar@lvivcenter.org).

The Center may be able to offer some travel and accommodation support for conference participants.

Tarik Cyril Amar
Academic Director
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Phone: -38 - 0322 - 75 17 34
Fax: -38 - 0322 - 75 13 09
Email: t.c.amar@lvivcenter.org
Visit the website at http://www.lvivcenter.org

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CfP: "Transnational ethnic communities: Croatia, Israel, the Netherlands and Slovenia",Ljubljana, 06/21-22/2008

TITLE: Transnational ethnic communities: the cases of Croatia, Israel, the Netherlands and Slovenia
DATE: 21 – 22 June 2008
SITE: Ljubljana, Slovenia
ORGANIZER: Institute of Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana

TOPICS: In this conference, of special interest to us is the way contemporary nation-states manage the relationship between themselves and the communities they consider their ethnic diaspora. Our primary question therefore is how do the nation-states reciprocate these ideas of belonging, the actions, and the ancestral notion? How do they invent and instigate, ideologically, legally and possibly financially manage, maintain and support the relationships with their diasporic communities?

To address this question within a framework of comparative evidence, we are inviting discussion especially on the following four separate cases: Croatia, Israel, the Netherlands, and Slovenia, although also other cases are encouraged. The questions we are asking are, among other possible, these:

What is the history of a nation-state/diaspora case?
Which ideologies have dominated, and still dominate, the relationship?
How is this relationship legally encoded?
Which forms of mutuality exist between the national and the diasporic communities, and how are they sustained?
Which ideas and teleologies are being (re)produced in the relationship?

LANGUAGE: English
DEADLINES: 30 April 2008
CONTACT: e-mail: barbara.kejzar@guest.arnes.si, internet: http://www.inv.si/trans/index.html

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March 20, 2008

CFP: Islam in the Age of Global Challenges, 10/17-18/2008, Washington, DC

In Fall 2008, October 17-18, "Islam in the Age of Global Challenges: Alternative Perspectives of the Gülen Movement" conference will be held in Georgetown University campus. Proposal submission is open until April 1st: http://www.gulenconference.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5&Itemid=6

For more information about the conference: http://www.gulenconference.us

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VOLUNTEERS- Amnesty International USA Seeks Central Asia & Caucasus Specialists

Amnesty International Seeks Country Specialists to Promote Human Rights in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Amnesty International USA is seeking Country Specialists who are willing to donate their time and knowledge to the Human Rights Movement. AIUSA's network of Country Specialists monitor the political situation in a country, collaborate with research teams at the International Secretariat in London, work closely with the members of AIUSA in developing and planning strategies to promote human rights actions in relevant countries, and serve as spokespersons on the relevant country for the organization.

Ideal candidates have a combination of country expertise, relevant academic background, language abilities and Amnesty International or other human rights activist experience. The time required for Country Specialist positions averages 10 hours per week, and members are asked for a minimum two year commitment. Country Specialists work out of their homes or offices in the US and the position is unpaid. AI related expenses are compensated.

Currently, we are looking for volunteers with expertise on Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, who can help us raise concerns about violations of the rights to freedom of religion, expression, association, and assembly. Relevant language abilities are a plus.

While we have a particular need to find experts for these countries, feel free to contact us if your expertise lies in some other area.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Amnesty International USA
Attn: Cogroup Program
600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, 5th floor
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 544-0200, x.261
Fax: (202) 546-7141
E-mail: cgintern@aiusa.org

Please note that this volunteer position is unpaid. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at the above email address or telephone number.

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March 19, 2008

The Seventh Symposium on Second Language Writing

June 5-7, 2008
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Foreign Language Writing Instruction: Principles and Practices
The Symposium on Second Language Writing is an international conference that brings together teachers and researchers who work with second- and foreign-language writers to discuss important issues in the field of second language writing. The Symposium on Second Language Writing began in 1998 at Purdue University as a way to facilitate the advancement of knowledge in the field of L2 writing and to build a sense of community among those who are involved in L2 writing research and instruction.

Symposium: Friday & Saturday, June 6-7, 2008
Much of the work on L2 writing has done in the second language (SL) context, a context in which the L2 is the dominant language. This work has overshadowed work on L2 writing done in the foreign language (FL) context, a context in which the L2 is not the dominant language. The purpose of this symposium is to begin to remedy this situation by showcasing work done in FL (including EFL) writing. There will be keynote speakers who will address current issues in FL writing and invited speakers who will address FL writing instruction in their institutional settings, describing their institutional contexts, the writing instruction that takes place in those contexts, and the principles that underlie that instruction. We feel that this program will be of interest to both FL and SL writing professionals.

Graduate Student Conference: Thursday, June 5, 2008
The Graduate Student Conference on Second Language Writing is a special event held in conjunction with the Symposium. It provides opportunities for graduate students to present their research and scholarship on second language writing and receive feedback from peers and from established scholars in the field in a supportive atmosphere. Proposals for the Graduate Student Conference may but need not address the Symposium theme. Proposals on any aspect of L2 writing or writing instruction are welcome. Proposals will be accepted until May 1.

Additional Information
For more information about the 2008 Symposium please visit http://www.sslw2008.org/
For information on past symposia and related publications please visit http://sslw.jslw.org/
Questions? Contact tony@purdue.edu

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March 18, 2008

Konitsa Summer School, Greece

3rd Konitsa Summer School in Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans
Konitsa, Greece, 27/7-9/8/2008

The Konitsa Summer School is organized by the University of Ioannina in collaboration with "Border Crossings" network of universities and the Municipality of Konitsa, Greece.

For a detailed description of this unique opportunity please see the following website:
http://www.uoi.gr/conferences/3rd_konitsa_summerschool/en/index.html

The deadline for the submission of applications is May 15, 2008. Each applicant should complete an application form and send it via email to:
konitsa_summerschool@gmail.com.

Application forms can be downloaded from the University of Ioannina web site at http://www.uoi.gr/conferences/3o_konitsa_summerschool/aithsh.doc

For any further questions or information please feel free to email konitsa_summerschool@gmail.com.

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March 17, 2008

Fellowship: Holocaust and Genocide Studies

VWS Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies for Ukrainian
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS; http://www.chgs.nl) in Amsterdam invites applications from Ukraine for the VWS Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies for the period September 2008 – December 2009.

ELIGIBILITY
Citizens of Ukraine living in Ukraine who have received the degree of kandydat nauk in Anthropology, History, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, or another relevant field in the humanities and social sciences within the past 8 years OR: Citizens of Ukraine living in Ukraine who are enrolled in a kandydat nauk program in Anthropology, History, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, or another relevant field in the humanities and the social sciences. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and/or the study of human rights violations. Prior interest or specialization in the history of the Jewish Holocaust is not required. Candidates must be able to read and speak English. Those who can also read German are particularly encouraged to apply.

STIPENDS

The VWS Fellowship includes a stipend for living expenses. In addition, the Fellowship program covers health insurance, travel to and from Amsterdam, housing, photocopying, and selected books.

FELLOWSHIP TENURE
The fellowship is for a maximum of 90 days. Possible renewal, after an interruption during which the VWS Fellow returns to Ukraine, will be considered after the fellowship period. The CHGS can simultaneously host two VWS Fellows.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE

Complete applications include the following:
-a curriculum vitae in English and (if applicable) a list of publications;
-a description (in English, Ukrainian, or Russian) of personal long-term career and research plans, and an indication of what the applicant expects to gain from a stay at the CHGS in Amsterdam;
-the names and updated contact information of two or three referees whom the CHGS can contact;
-a writing sample in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, English, or German.

All applications must be sent as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word. An interview may be part of the selection process. Although the final decision rests with the CHGS, the CHGS may consult with the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (http://www.holocaust.kiev.ua/) in the selection process.

DEADLINES
For those interested in arriving in September 2008, the deadline is 5 May 2008 (although early application is encouraged). For those interested in arriving in a later month, the deadline is 15 June 2008. Decisions will be announced to the applicants as soon as possible.
ADDRESS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND MAILING ADDRESS FOR APPLICATIONS
Dr. Karel C. Berkhoff
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Herengracht 380
1016 CJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
e-mail K.Berkhoff@niod.knaw.nl
fax 31-20-523-3888
phone 31-20-523-3807(direct)/3800

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Summer Courses, UofCalifornia

Summer courses - funding available
University of California - Los Angeles

In the summer 2008, UCLA will be offering Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Romanian. All courses are part of the Language Intensives in LA and combine classroom instruction with cultural activities in the LA ethnic communities. 12 unit language classes cover a year of instruction. Some scholarships are available.

For more information about the Russian language courses, please contact Dr. Anna Kudyma at akudyma@ucla.edu For more information about the other courses, please contact Ksenia Kurnakova at ksenia@humnet.ucla.edu.

For information about registration and housing, http://www.summer.ucla.edu/

Eight week sessions: June 23 - August 15, 2008
Elementary Russian, 12 units Intermediate Russian, 12 units Elementary Lithuanian, 12 units Elementary Estonian, 12 units Elementary Latvian, 12 units

Six week sessions: June 23-August 1, 2008
Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian: 12 units Russian for High School
Heritage Speakers of Russian, 5 units 20th Century Russian Civilization, 5
units

Six week session: August 4 - September 12, 2008 Elementary Romanian, 12 units

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Job: Participant Recruiter, Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus

Participant Recruiter
American Councils for International Education - Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus

SUMMARY:
The four month Participant Recruiter position serves as the American Councils program representative in the region and is responsible for all aspects of participant recruitment including: advertising competitions; interviewing candidates; conducting prerequisite testing; and associated record keeping. The position requires extensive travel throughout the country. The Recruiter must also interact with local governmental and educational officials at all levels in disseminating information about the programs and coordinating testing process. The position reports to the
country Program Hub Director and/or the Moscow administrative officers. The position is a short-term, full-time position beginning mid-August and ending December 31, 2008.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
*Attend initial training conference in Kyiv, Ukraine;
*Coordinate recruitment activities to assure the timely and proper conduct of the competition;
*Secure advertising and testing location;
*Conduct testing;
*Organize and participate in meetings with candidates and their parents;
*Conduct interviews with finalist candidates;
*Complete all reporting on finances and recruitment activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

*Program administration experience;
*Fluent in Russian and/or a regional language;
*Experience traveling extensively under difficult conditions;
*Experience in reporting and budget management;
*BA in relevant field (e.g. Russian and/or other area language, Russian and/or other area studies, education, etc.) required.

TO APPLY:

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. Please put "Participant Recruiter" in the email subject line.
Americancouncils.org

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Job: Program Hub Director FLEX, Moscow

Program Hub Director - Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX)
American Councils for International Education - Moscow, Russia

SUMMARY:
The Program Hub Director is the key individual in the Moscow office responsible for oversight of the FLEX program for Central and Southern Russia. Primary responsibilities include: recruitment and testing of potential program participants; orientation and coordination of logistics for participants; oversight of administrative and finance functions; coordination of alumni events; and liaison with foreign government officials. The position reports to the Moscow-based Eurasia FLEX Manager and works in conjunction with Washington-based program managers and the Vice President.

Qualifications:
*Program administration experience;
*Supervisory experience;
*Fluent in Russian and/or regional languages;
*Experience traveling extensively under difficult conditions;
*Experience in budget management;
*BA in relevant field (e.g. Russian language, Russian area studies, education, etc.) required; advanced degree preferred;
*Classroom teaching experience;
*Prior experience with the FLEX program preferred;

TO APPLY:
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 .
http://americancouncils.org/

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Jobs: Lecturer in Slavic Languages, UofCalifornia

Lecturer pool for various languages
University of California - Los Angeles

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures has established a lecturer applicant pool from which it may draw from time to time to fill instructional needs (normally part-time) in the following languages and literatures: Belorussian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian/Croatian and Ukrainian.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2008-2009 academic year. Letters of interest, a curriculum vitae and the names of two potential references should be sent to: The Humanities Administrative Group, UCLA, 361 Humanities Bldg., Los Angeles, CA 90095-7233, Attn: Mark Leong.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and the Program has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

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Jobs: Part-Time Lecturer/Live-in Russian Hall Coordinator, Vanderbuilt University

Part-time Lecturer in Russian and Live-in Russian Hall Coordinator
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of part-time lecturer in Russian and live-in Russian Hall Coordinator for the academic year 2008-2009.

We seek candidates with native or near-native Russian and evidence of experience teaching Russian in the American classroom. Minimum degree qualification is a Master’s degree or its equivalent. The individual whom we hire will teach five hours of Russian each semester. As Russian Hall Coordinator, the individual whom we hire will be expected to live in the McTyeire International House with the Russian-language group; to facilitate Russian conversation there as much as possible; to have supper four nights per week with the Russian group; to conduct one-hour “study breaks” once a week with the Russian group; and to attend occasional meetings having to do with the administration of the dorm and recruitment for the following year. Compensation includes room and board and a part-time salary. Applicants should submit a letter explaining their qualifications and interest; two letters of recommendation from American college teachers; and evidence of teaching Russian, with samples of teaching evaluations.

The materials should be mailed to Professor David Lowe, Department of Germanic and Slavic, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, VU Station B Box 351567, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235-1567

Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job: Assistant Professor, UofMississippi

Instructional Assistant Professor of European History
University of Mississippi - University, MS

European History since 1300. The Department of History of the University of Mississippi seeks to hire an Instructional Assistant Professor of European History for the University's satellite campuses in Southaven and Tupelo.

Duties will include teaching a variety of upper division undergraduate courses in early modern and modern European History, advising undergraduate History majors, and other University service. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Initial appointment would be for two academic years with the possibility of annual renewals thereafter. Three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio (including syllabi and evaluations, if available), and a chapter-length writing sample should be sent to Chair, Satellite European History Search Committee, C/O Department of Human Resources, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677. Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Contact Info:
Chair, Satellite European History Search Committee
C/O Department of Human Resources
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Website: http://www.olemiss.edu

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March 14, 2008

CfP: Welfare, Gender and Agency in Russia and Eastern Europe, 12/10-12/2008, Helsinki

CALL FOR PAPERS

8th Annual Aleksanteri Conference
WELFARE, GENDER AND AGENCY IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE

Time and venue: December 10-12, 2008, University of Helsinki, Finland
Organizer: The Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

The Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki will hold the 8th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference, December 10-12, 2008. The conference will bring together researchers of society, culture and history to examine the interrelationships of welfare, gender and agency in Russia and Eastern Europe during the transitional period. The approach is more multidimensional than usual, because in addition to economic and social problems the agenda also includes bodily and sexual issues. They are viewed from an inter-sectionalist perspective, taking into account gender and, moreover, class and ethnicity. The integrating theme is discussion on post-socialist welfare models.

While open to all proposals dealing with welfare, gender and agency in Russia and Eastern Europe, the programme committee suggests, for instance the following sub-themes for consideration:
*Welfare regimes
*Regional and sub-regional variations
*Gender
*Ethnicity and migration
*Civil society and agency
*Welfare services
*National policies and transnational perspectives

All proposals should be sent via the form on the conference website:
http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/conference2008

Alternative submission
In case of difficulty in using the website, submissions are also accepted by email to:
Aleksanteri Conference: fcree-aleksconf@helsinki.fi

Conference schedule and deadlines

Proposals for panels (ca. 500 words): May 15, 2008
Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers (ca. 300 words): May 15, 2008
Notification of acceptance: by 15 August, 2008
On-line registration: by November 15, 2008
Conference: December 10-12, 2008

Registration
Registration will open August 15, 2008. There is no registration fee.

Travel and accommodation
Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation and cover the costs related to participation. For Helsinki hotel and tourism information, please see:
http://www.hel2.fi/tourism/en/matko.asp

For further information, or any questions you may wish to ask, please contact the conference coordinator at Aleksanteri Conference:
fcree-aleksconf@helsinki.fi

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March 11, 2008

CFP Polish-Jewish Relations, 03/17-19/2009, Jerusalem

Between Coexistence and Divorce
25 Years of Research on the History and Culture
of Polish Jewry and Polish–Jewish Relations

International Conference,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, March 17–19, 2009

Conference organizers:
Adam Miczkiewicz Institute, Warsaw
Department of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
The Center for Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jews, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

Proposals for lectures at the conference should not be more than one page long. Proposals must be submitted by May 31, 2008.

Information and replies to call for papers: daniel.blatman@huji.ac.il

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CfP: Oral Tradition, 07/03-06/2008, Tuzla

CALL FOR PAPERS

Return of the Song: The Milman Parry Collection and Its Reception in the World
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 3-6, 2008
Conference website:
http://chs.harvard.edu/chs/return_of_the_song_povratak_pjesme
Application deadline: May 1st, 2008.

To apply: register online at the conference website or send paper abstract and contact information to avidan@fas.harvard.edu

Since its inception in the 1930s The Milman Parry Collection at Harvard University has played a central role in our understanding of oral literature, its formation, transmission, and cultural significance in different epochs and with different groups of people. Despite its predominantly South-Slavic corpus, the theories that sprang from it have had considerably broader ramifications. These have stretched far beyond both the Hellenic and Slavic worlds, which were the focus of research of Milman Parry and Albert Lord, the two scholars who established it. It is now hardly possible to find an oral tradition in the world the research on which has not been touched by the theories of Parry and Lord. The two researchers embarked on a challenging journey in search of the origins of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Along the way, they captured a slice of a bygone time in the archive they left behind, thereby allowing many other researchers to continue traveling and discovering.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for scholars who have used the Parry-Lord theories or archival materials in their own work. In conjunction with this, we welcome papers on any aspect of oral traditional literatures from around the world. Areas of focus include (but are not limited to) cultural and anthropological studies, stylistic investigation of oral traditional forms, linguistic issues in the study of oral traditions, mythology, ethnomusicology, performance analysis, problems of genre, the crossroads of oral and institutional literatures, the collecting and classification of folk materials, questions of memory and composition-in-performance, cross-regional folklore studies, and the role of information technology in folklore research.

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Job: Coordinator of Syni 21 regional office in Belgrade

We are looking for a new coordinator of SYNI 21 regional office based in Belgrade. Syni program supports professional inclusion of Swiss young professionals and experts in international cooperation field, who are temporarily unemployed in Switzerland, by providing them with 6 months experience as intern in NGOs or international organizations all over the Western Balkans. By providing qualified human resources adapted to their needs, we also support our partner organizations’ development in their own projects and activities.

Job description:
-will coordinate activities of our office in Belgrade; insure the development of the activities of our program in the region (Serbia, Kosovo, BiH, Macedonia…).
-will be in charge of managing the placements of our candidates in organizations in the region, keep the contact with partner organizations and then follow the stay of our participants once they are placed.

Requirements:
- Proven professional experiences with university degree in a relevant field
- Experience in office management, taste for human contacts, good communication and diplomatic skills as well as ability to work in an intercultural environment
- Interest in public relations, international cooperation and human resources management
- Ability to work alone and to have self initiatives
- Perfect knowledge of French language written and oral is absolutely necessary for this work.
-Ability to fluently speak and write in English, as well as, if possible, in one other regional language is needed.
-Basic computer skills are required.

Conditions:
The working placement will start with a 40% working time, for the 3 month test period starting from end of March, with possibility of increasing the working time to 80% later on.

Applications have to be sent before the 06/03/2008, to the following address:
christian.potiron@syni.ch

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March 06, 2008

Study Abroad: Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES)

We are pleased to announce that the call for applications for a new generation of the two-year Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) has been launched. The deadline for submitting applications on-line is May 15th, 2008. Attached endorsing documents should arrive at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Political Science "R: Ruffilli" at Forlì, Italy, by May 15th, 2008.

MIREES is a program taught entirely in English (120 ECTS) that provides a joint diploma of the Universities of Bologna <http://www.unibo.it/> , Ljubljana <http://www.uni-lj.si/English/english.asp> , Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas <http://www.vdu.lt/> , and Corvinus University of Budapest <http://www.uni-corvinus.hu/> . The first year of courses and public lectures will be spent in Forlì, while in the second year a compulsory mobility of a minimum of 5 months will take place in the Partner Universities and, in particular cases, in the MIREES Associated Universities in Russia or in the Balkans. Further and more detailed information on the teaching plan and the Faculty, together with the application form, can be found at our web site:
http://www.spfo.unibo.it/Scienze+Politiche+Forli/Didattica/Mirees.htm

MIREES is an innovative graduate programme, unique in Italy and Europe from various points of view. In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the following aspects:

Should you need further information and some paper copies of the flyer via regular mail, please feel free to contact the Faculty Student Office: info.spfo@unibo.it, phone: +39.0543.374145.

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March 05, 2008

CfP: Europe 1939: The Year of Catastrophes 04/22-24/2009, Barcelona

International Conference on
EUROPE, 1939: THE YEAR OF THE CATASTROPHES
Barcelona, 22-24 April 2009

On the 1st of September, 1939, the Second World War was ignited by the Nazi invasion of Poland, and two days later Great Britain and France declared war on the Third Reich. This year, which had already seen the Spanish Civil end in a victory for fascism, would now go down a new road of violence and catastrophe, in which the
dialectic between fascism and the forces opposed to it would reach their highest point of conflict.

PAPERS:

Proposals for papers related to the conference topics are invited for submission. Papers which are accepted will be assigned to the appropriate session by the conference's scientific committee. Deadlines for submission of proposals and final papers are as follows:

-Proposals: 15 July 2008. Proposals should include the following: full name of the submitter, field or profession, place of work, telephone number, email address, title of the paper and a brief summary of its contents (maximum 500 words). Notice of acceptance of proposals submitted will be communicated by 31 July 2008 at the latest.

-Papers: 15 January 2009. The text should be submitted in digital format as a Word file, and should not exceed 50,000 characters.

All submissions should be sent by email to ce.efid@uab.cat.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PERIOD:

The registration period opens 1 September 2008 and closes 28 February 2009.

For further information, please contact the Organising Committee at ce.efid@uab.cat and consult our website at www.cefid.uab.cat.

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Conference: "Secret weapon or victims of the Cold War? Central and Eastern European Émigrés""

The Institute of National Remembrance (Poland) with co-organizers from Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic would like to invite you to an international conference "Secret weapon or victims of the Cold War? Central and Eastern European Émigrés". The conference will proceed in English, German and Polish with simultaneous interpretation. The conference will be structured in 4 parts: Soviet patterns and directives from Moscow; an overview over the state and security apparatus structures involved in actions against émigrés; case studies on communist countries' actions against political émigrés in the West; Western intelligence and counter-intelligence vis-à-vis East-Central European émigrés. The conference will include also meeting with the witnesses of history. The conference will take place in Lublin (Poland), from 13th to 15th November 2008.

Dr Slawomir Lukasiewicz
Instytut Pami ci Narodowej, Oddzia w Lublinie
Biuro Edukacji Publicznej
ul. Szewska 2
20-086 Lublin
Phone +48.81.53.63.464
Fax: +48.81.53.63.462
Email: slawomir.lukasiewicz@ipn.gov.pl

Visit the website at
http://www.isppan.waw.pl/konferencje/emigr_callforpapers_en.htm

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March 04, 2008

AWARD- Turkmenistan/C. Asia Student Paper Competition, Friends of Turkmenistan

Friends of Turkmenistan, an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association, is seeking academic papers relevant to Turkmenistan, the Turkmen people and/or the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia for its first annual student paper competition. A $350 prize will be awarded to the winner.

Selections will be based on the degree to which the work may further Turkmenistan's national development, or greater understanding of Turkmen culture abroad.

A variety of formats are acceptable, including papers prepared for submission to academic journals, masters' theses, and research posters prepared for academic conferences (in single document format, such as .ppt or. pdf). Papers must be submitted in English, and the author/ copyright holder should be prepared to allow the work or an abstract to be posted on the Friends of Turkmenistan web site.

Please contact Sheryl Abrahams at
sheryl@friendsofturkmenistan.org with questions.

For more information about submitting an entry, please visit:
http://www.friendsofturkmenistan.org/Announcements.html.

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Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholar Programme - Aleksanteri Fellowships

The Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholar Programme invites applications for Aleksanteri Fellowships for the 2008-2009 academic year from qualified scholars holding a PhD degree in a field relevant to the activities of the Institute. The Fellows should pursue research in Russian and Eastern European studies, in themes relevant to the current research focuses of the Aleksanteri Institute. The Fellowship provides an opportunity to undertake research and to actively participate in and contribute to the intellectual community of the Aleksanteri Institute and to the Finnish Russian and Eastern European studies community more generally.

For more information on the Aleksanteri Fellowships, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/news/

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March 03, 2008

CfP: THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL IDEA IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY, 06/06-07/2008, Oxford

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL IDEA IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY

An Interdisciplinary Post-Graduate Conference University of Oxford
http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/russian/nationalism/postgradconference/
Friday 6th - Saturday 7th June 2008

Have cultural trends influenced or been influenced by the ebb and flow of Russian nationalist rhetoric in the political and historiographical spheres? Can these developments be seen to have affected popular culture, in particular the way in which communities perceive themselves and others? How do demographic and socio-economic developments relate to the writing of history and the making of
foreign policy decisions? How have literature and art engaged with the Russian nationalist idea now and in the past?

Call for Papers

The conference is open to all scholars in the fields of modern languages and literature, history, geography, and cultural studies.

We are inviting papers on any aspect of Russian nationalism, although preference will be given to those employing an inter-disciplinary approach. The provisional panels proposed are:

1) The Development of Russian National Consciousness and Ideology in
the 19th and 20th Centuries
2) Writing History and Nation-Making in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia
3) Nationalism and Nostalgia
4) Cults of the Individual and the Soviet National Myth
5) Nationalism in Russian Literature Home and Abroad

We also welcome proposals that do not strictly correspond with those panels outlined above. Comparative papers, which include the problems of nationalism in former Soviet countries other than Russia, are encouraged.

Each panel will have three speakers and will be chaired by a leading academic. Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes to allow sufficient time for questions and discussion. We envisage the inclusion of select papers for publication.

The conference is a two day event that will take place at St Antony's College and New College , Oxford . Dinner on Friday evening and lunch on Saturday will be offered to speakers, as well as a subsidy for travel and accommodation expenses for one night (the exact amounts are to be confirmed). Non-speakers will also have the opportunity to participate at the reception and dinner on Friday night for a set
conference fee of £15.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words by 15 March, 2008 to
rusnat@herald.ox.ac.uk

Convenors: Victoria Donovan, St. Antony's College, and Robert Harris,
New College, Oxford

National Identity in Russia since 1961:
Traditions & Deterritorialisation
University of Oxford
www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/russian/nationalism

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