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April 28, 2008

CfP Journal: "Language Culture in Contemporary Russia"

Call for Papers

Russian Language Journal will dedicate its 2008 issue (Vol. 58) to the subject 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, and structure of Russian, in the role that language plays in both reflecting and helping to 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 1985-2007:

* 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
* Creative representations of language change;
* The state and fate of the literary language;
* Language and/of the mass media, as well as the new media.

Authors interested in submitting articles for double-blind peer review should send copies of their completed manuscripts, in English or Russian, by July 1, 2008. Submission guidelines can be found on this website ( in the Policies and Submissions section. Please address any questions to

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April 21, 2008

CfP: Journal: SEEU Review, South East European University, Macedonia

SEEU Review, South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia - Call for Papers, Issue with emphasis on human rights
Application deadline: August 31, 2008

We encourage all those who are researching in the human rights in any field e.g. right to life, right to education, right to freedom of expression, media, right to property, freedom from torture, right to a fair trial etc. Also very welcome will be the papers regarding to the practical issues such as education in human rights, embedding human rights in the curriculum in all subjects. SEEU Review will accept the following types of articles for consideration: research, position papers, white papers, and reviews.

SEEU Review seeks to publish original work that demonstrates currency and relevance to the field of study. Submitted manuscripts must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere, and authors must assign copyright to South East European University if the manuscript is selected
for publication.

Please read the guidelines before submitting an article. Authors who have submitted papers that have not been accepted for publication in previous issues are encouraged to submit their papers again using the new guidelines. The submitted article has to be written in English language, and all authors must provide translation of the abstract in both Albanian and Macedonian languages.

More information

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April 11, 2008

CfP: - Student Archaeology Conference, 03/27-29/2009, Romania

Each year, 50-60 student presenters from throughout Romania and abroad participate in a student conference on Archaeology, History and Museum Studies. On behalf of the organizing committee, we invite fellow students from all over the world to the 16th annual student conference entitled "Beyond the Veil - Spirituality in Prehistory" to be held 27-29 March 2009 in Alba Iulia, Romania.

The topic is spirituality in prehistory. We will consider concepts such as religious and magical practices, rites and rituals, as well as sacred locations and buildings. We will be looking at a range of time periods from the Paleolithic to the end of the Iron Age. We seek papers from diverse theoretical, practical and methodological standpoints that further the discussion of these areas. This meeting will provide an ideal forum for the exchange of information and ideas on recent research and discoveries between students of Archaeology, History and Museum Studies from around the world. We aim to create a stimulating and open scientific atmosphere to support the interaction of students from various different backgrounds.

The conference will be divided into the following 3 sections:
1. Religious and magical beliefs;
2. Rites and rituals; and
3. Sacred locations and buildings.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 December 2008. The deadline for
registration is 31 January 2009.

For more information on the conference, abstract submission, and registration, please visit our website at If you would like more information or if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us by email at or by telephone at +40 721-680-888 (Otis Crandell, International Relations).

The proceedings of the conference are published annually in our nationally accredited academic journal, BCSS

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April 01, 2008

CfP: Virtual Power: Russian Politics and the Internet (Russian Cyberspace)

Is the Internet in Russia a political factor of 'real' significance? Or do the countless websites, journals and blogs simulate rather than stimulate political activity and decision making? The objective of this special issue is to examine the relationship between Russian politics and new media, especially the Internet. Russian Cyberspace seeks contributions that explore this complex relationship in a historical perspective, reflect on the representation of major political events of 2007-08 on the web, examine the discourse of power from the aesthetic point of view, investigate the role of grassroots media in voicing independent views and the reaction of the state to the developments in Russian cyberspace.

Academic entries in English, German or Russian and/or submissions in other genres, styles and form, reflecting the nature of the medium, by scholars, politicians, artists and cultural practitioners are welcome and will be considered for publication.

For text-based contributions, please follow the guidelines

Visual and audio contributions should be submitted as RealPlayer, MP3 and Quicktime formats; they should be submitted ready-compressed at the desired quality, suitable for streaming at broadband speeds. Smaller files can be sent via email. Larger file sizes need to be provided on CD-ROMs or as downloads from a web/ftp server. If your compressed media file exceeds 20Mbs, or if you wish to include a different file format, please contact the editors. Images should be submitted as JPGs, 72dpi resolution, at 1000+ pixels width/height (whichever is bigger).

When submitting your work, please include the following information: a biographical statement of no more than 150 words and a short abstract/description of the submission (or the first paragraph of the essay if appropriate).

The contributors are responsible for obtaining and securing copyright permission for any submitted material. Russian Cyberspace is not responsible for any materials submitted without copyright permission.

The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2008.
For submissions and further inquiries, please write to the Russian
Cyberspace editors:
Editorial team:
Ellen Rutten (Cambridge)

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