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July 24, 2008

Job: Temporary Recruitment Assistants in Moscow, Russia, Kyiv, Ukraine and Tbilisi, Georgia

American Councils was recently awarded the Legislative Education and Practice (LEAP) program by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The recruitment assistant will play a key role in the start-up of this exciting new program.

The LEAP program is a professional exchange that brings promising young professionals from Georgia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine to the U.S. in order to participate in legislative internships. The goal of the program is to learn about American federalism as well to gain valuable international experience that can be shared at home. The program also seeks to promote cultural, political and social understanding and cooperation.

The recruitment assistant will work closely with the Program Officer in Washington, D.C. as well as in-country staff and recruitment assistants in other countries. The positions are located in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tbilisi, Georgia and Moscow, Russia.

Dates and hours are flexible although 15 hours per week is required. Please include your availability in your cover letter. This is a temporary position; the recruitment assistant will start on October 1, 2008, and conclude his/her work by January 1, 2009, with a possible extension through January 31 if deemed necessary.

For responsibilities and qualifications see: http://americancouncils.org/employmentList.php

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
with a copy to rstokes@americancouncils.org

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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CfP: AATSEEL, 12/27-30/2008, SF

Deadline: July 31, 2008

The 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) will be held in San Francisco, CA on December 27-30. See the Call for Papers for this Meeting and details about submission procedures, now posted at the following site: http://www.aatseel.org/program/

The Program Committee invites scholars in our world area to submit panel proposals that can be posted on the AATSEEL website; the committee particularly encourages scholars to shape their proposed panels, and to send in full panel slates for the August 1, 2008 final submission deadline. Scholars in our field who wish to participate in the conference may alternatively submit individual abstracts of their intended papers by the above deadline.

All abstracts will undergo double-blind peer review, and authors will be informed about their participation in September. The Program Committee will find appropriate panel placements for all accepted abstracts. Proposals for roundtables and forums may be submitted anytime before *August 1, 2008*.

All abstract authors must be AATSEEL members in good standing for 2008, or request a waiver of membership to the Chair of the AATSEEL Program Committee, when they submit their abstracts for peer review. For information on AATSEEL membership, details on conference participation, guidelines for preparing abstracts, please follow the links from AATSEEL's homepage (http://www.aatseel.org).

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Job: Program Officer, NED

Program Officer, NED
Washington, DC Program Officer for Russia and Ukraine.

Position Summary:
The Program Officer for Russia and Ukraine will report to the Senior Program Officer for Russia and Ukraine, working to develop and manage the NED's grants program in Russia and Ukraine.

Specific duties of the Program Officer will include: Assessing proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
Traveling to the region on a regular basis to identify and work with new grantees; Monitoring and providing compliance assistance to existing grantees; Attending relevant internal and external meetings; Tracking political developments in the region; Maintaining contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington working on the region.

Applicants should have the following qualifications:
A Master's degree or equivalent knowledge in History, Politics or a related discipline; 4 years' prior experience in democracy related work; In-depth knowledge of issues and trends in the region; Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; A strong command of Russian is required; knowledge of Ukrainian is
highly desirableA high degree of organization and initiative.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, university transcript, resume and a writing sample of Approximately 5-10 pages to Position Number "7018" at jobs@ned.org. Acknowledgements and Responses will be sent only to applications under active consideration.

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Job: Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Deadline: November 7, 2008

Stanford, CA The Department of Slavic Literatures and Languages at Stanford University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure track) in the primary area of Russian literature and culture. Candidates with a secondary interest and/or training in other disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate versatility in teaching Russian literature and culture over the entire range of Russian history, near-native fluency in Russian and English, along with interest and experience in language teaching. Duties include teaching courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as participating in collaborative research and teaching initiatives within and beyond the department. The Department of Slavic Literatures and Languages is part of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, an innovative consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives.

The appointment is to commence 1 September 2009 (Ph.D. required at the time of appointment).

Send a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (a dissertation or book chapter, or a journal article), along with three confidential letters of reference to Slavic Department Search Committee by November 7, 2008. Address all correspondence to: Search Committee, Dept. of Slavic Literatures and Languages, Bldg. 240, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2006. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applicants from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.

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CfP: Theorizing Narrative Genres and Gender, 05/15-16/2008, Germany

Deadline for proposals: 1 November 2008

Theorizing Narrative Genres and Gender

Proposals are invited for an international two-day conference to be held at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), on 15 and 16 May 2009.

In keeping with the NEWW's objectives, the conference will cover a relatively long time period, extending from 1400 to 1900, and will also present contributions treating European literatures that are considered 'marginal'.

Contributions will preferably move beyond individual cases and attempt to expand the discussion within a theoretical perspective. Proposals (approximately 250 words) in French or English, the conference languages, may be sent to the organizers Suzan van Dijk, Universiteit Utrecht (Suzan.vanDijk@let.uu.nl) and Lieselotte Steinbrügge, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (lieselotte.steinbruegge@rub.de). Contributions should be 20 minutes long. The articles resulting from this meeting will be published; a committee of readers will make a selection.

Deadline for proposals: 1 November 2008.

The focus of the project NEWW (New approaches to European Women's Writing, 2007-2010) is the position of women writers (active before 1900) in the national and international literary field of their epochs and the place of women in the historiography of European literature up to 1900. See www.womenwriters.nl.

NEWW held its first conference, 'Femmes écrivains à la croisée des langues, 1700-2000' (Women Writers at the Crossroads of Languages), in May 2007 in Geneva; a volume of articles based on the conference papers is in preparation under the direction of Agnese Fidecaro, Henriette Partzsch, Suzan van Dijk and Valérie Cossy. It will be published by MétisPresses in Geneva.

The second conference, 'Readers, Writers, Salonnières: Female Networks in Europe, 1700-1900', took place in May 2008 in Chawton, Hampshire (UK). A selection of papers will be published.

Dr. Suzan van Dijk | Researcher | OGC Research Institute for History and Culture
| Universiteit Utrecht | Janskerkhof 13 | 3512 BL Utrecht | T. 00 31 30 253 7980
| F. 00 31 30 253 7752 | Suzan.vanDijk@let.uu.nl |
http://www.let.uu.nl/~Suzan.vanDijk/personal/ | www.womenwriters.nl

and: | Huygens Institute | P.B. 90754 | 2509 LT The Hague | T. 00 31 70 331 5824
| Suzan.van.Dijk@huygensinstituut.knaw.nl |

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CfP Journal: Urban Studies, Studia Socilogie

Expression of intention (title and short description): 1 October 2008
Submission: 25 November 2008

The Editorial Board of Studia Sociologia launches the invitation for submitting manuscripts for its June 2009 special issue: "Restructuring the Postsocialist City. Global Networks and Micro Actors".

The aim of this thematic issue is to gather empirical and theoretical works which investigate the intricate processes of rearticulation in the geography of marginalization or connection of postsocialist cities in the global networks of capitalism, "in and with the ruins" of their socialist past. We encourage contributions analyzing the last 18 years of spatial transformations of urban history in Central and Eastern Europe. We especially welcome manuscripts addressing problems related to the ways in which micro actor-networks restructure the urban space in the changing settings of global opportunities.

Studia Sociologie is the peer-reviewed journal of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, published bi-annually as part of the Studia Series of the "Babeº-Bolyai" University. The journal particularly welcomes academic papers grounded in empirical research or focused on the social realities of Central and Eastern Europe.

Important dates:
Expression of intention (title and short description): 1 October 2008

Deadline for submission: 25 November 2008
Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2009
Final papers due: 1 May 2009

Please submit your manuscript electronically at studiasociology@gmail.com.

For further questions, please use the following address: norbertpetrovici@socasis.ubbcluj.ro

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Funding: Doctoral Research Fellowship in Central European/Balkan studies, Oslo

A fully-funded position for a PhD student within the project "Calendric Public Rituals as an Expression of Identity: Central Europe and the Balkans after 1985" is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo. Applicants should have sufficient skills in at least one West Slavic or South Slavic language. Full description and contact details at http://www.admin.uio.no/opa/ledige-stillinger/2008/vit/DocfellowILOS-08-11615.html

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CfP: The Russian field: A View from Abroad, 05/28-31/2009, St. Petersburg

Proposal deadline: November 30, 2008

For more information please contact Elena Bogdanova at russianfield.info@gmail.com

The Centre for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg (Russia) in collaboration with Laboratorium. Russian Review of Social Research presents:

International Conference
The Russian field: A View from Abroad
St. Petersburg, May 28-31, 2009

The conference "The Russian field: A View from Abroad" is a first attempt to investigate how scholars outside of Russia experience Russian Studies, and current academic work coming out of Russia.

We invite social scientists, sociologists and anthropologists from around the world who have used qualitative methods in field studies within Russia over the last 20 years. The topic for the conference is defined rather broadly: studying every day life in Russia and its transformations. We are especially interested in papers that address areas of every day Russian life, the study of which produces different or even contradicting results and conclusions among Russian scholars and scholars outside of Russia Based on submitted proposals, organizers will develop themes to structure plenary sessions, round tables and conference sessions. By developing themes for the conference, the organizers hope to foster dynamic and generous participation from all scholars and facilitate international networking of academics working in Russian Studies.

Please send your proposal for a presentation in Russian or English (max. 400 words) and fill out the application form no later than November 30, 2008. A list of invited speakers will be published by January 15, 2009 at the conference website www.russianfield.info. Invited speakers are asked to submit full papers by May 1, 2009 to
russianfield.info@gmail.com. Papers will be posted at the conference website.

The website will provide more information regarding the organization of the conference. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Elena Bogdanova at russianfield.info@gmail.com.

Elena Bogdanova
Centre for Independent Social Research
191040 St. Petersburg, P.O.B. 193
Phone/ fax: 007-812-718-3796
Email: russianfield.info@gmail.com

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Funding: Modern Jewish Russian and/or East European Jewish History, Oxford

Deadline: 15 September 2008

The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in association with the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit at the University of Oxford is offering a two-year Junior Research Fellowship in Russian and/or East European Jewish History (possibly renewable for one further year) tenable from 1 January 2009 or otherwise by mutual agreement.

The Fellow appointed will be expected to undertake research into Jewish history of the nineteenth and twentieth century in Russia and/or Eastern Europe. The stipend of the fellowship is £27,466, equivalent to the first point on grade 07S G7 Standard for Academic and Academic-related staff. The Fellow may be offered residential accommodation by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

Applicants for the fellowship will normally have either attained a doctorate since 2005 or be in the process of completing one. Candidates should submit a statement of their proposed area(s) of research together with their Curriculum Vitae. While giving priority to research, the Fellow may also expect to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students, to examine and to play a part in the administrative work of the Faculty and of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He or she will have a good command of relevant languages.

Further particulars and details of the application procedure are available on the Centre’s website: www.ochjs.ac.uk or from:

Sue Forteath
Academic Administrator
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Yarnton Manor
Email: enquiries@ochjs.ac.uk

to whom applications and references should be sent no later than 15 September 2008.

The University of Oxford and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies are Equal Opportunities Employers.

Contact Info:
Website: http://www.ochjs.ac.uk

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CfP: Europe before the European Community, 1918-1957 Images and Ideas, 12/11-12/2008, London

Deadline: 1 October 2008

United Kingdom
Europe before the European Community, 1918-1957
Images and Ideas
11-12 December 2008

The 1920s and 30s were a moment of deep reflection on the identity of Europe. Almost all intellectuals and many artists and other writers of the time expressed their own understanding of Europe: Thomas Mann, Benedetto Croce, Lionel Robbins, Jaques Maritan, Carl Schmitt, Hugo von Hofmannstahl, Ortega Y Gasset, Miguel de Unamuno, Martin Heidegger, the members of the Frankfurt School – to mention just a few. Most of these authors survived the war and were able to see the birth of a new Europe thanks to the Schumann plan and the creation of the EEC.

The purpose of this conference is to shed light on the understanding of Europe and on representations and discourses concerning its identity between 1918 and 1957 by studying the ideas of some of Europe’s most prominent intellectuals, writers and artists. Above all, the conference aims to analyse how their perception of Europe changed between the crisis produced in the aftermath of the Great War and its rebirth with the creation of the EEC.

If you are interested in offering a 20 minute paper please send a title, an abstract of no more than 300 words and, if you wish, a short CV to Dr. Mark Hewitson or to Matthew D’Auria.

Matthew D'Auria
Centre for European Studies
University College London
Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT
Tel: +44 20 7679 3038

Email: m.d'auria@ucl.ac.uk

Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ces/events/index.htm

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CfP: The Changing Face of History, 10/17-19/2008, Maine

Deadline: August 14, 2008

"The Changing Face of History" conference is for graduate students in history or related fields. "The Changing Face of History" is a general term, implying new modes or ways of thinking about historical events or concepts. This conference is perfect for graduate students looking for an informal environment to present a paper, meet other graduate students, and have a good time. The conference dates are Oct. 17-19, 2008 at the University of Maine in Orono, Me. Meals are provided for most of the weekend.

Jennie Woodard
275 Stevens Hall
University of Maine 04457
Email: jennie.woodard@umit.maine.edu

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CfP: World History Encyclopedia

Deadline: 08/31/2008

ABC-CLIO is seeking scholars to contribute 1,000-1,500 word articles to its forthcoming 21-volume World History Encyclopedia. The project, which will consist of approximately 8,000 entries written by hundreds of scholars, is led by world historian, Alfred Andrea, President-Elect of the World History Association and Professor Emeritus at The University of Vermont. The work will be organized via eight themes [Environment/Population, Society/Culture, Migration/Travel, Politics/Statecraft, Economics/Trade, War/Diplomacy, Thought/Religion, Science/Technology] threaded through nine different eras.

Please visit the URL listed below to view the list of open topics. These should be of interest to scholars of history, global studies, cultural studies, social sciences, and those in other humanities fields. In order to meet review standards, we do require that contributors hold a Ph.D., ABD, or have recognized expertise in the field.

Open Topics list available at:

If you are interested in writing any of the entries listed, please send a query letter and a c.v. to:
Fred Nadis, Project Editor, FNadis@abc-clio.com
Jeanie Azizian, Project Coordinator, JAzizian@abc-clio.com

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CfP: LIMINA: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Deadline: September 30th, 2008

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the Discipline of History at The University of Western Australia. Limina provides opportunities for new work to be communicated in a lively and diverse forum, and encourages studies that engage with, discuss and enlarge theoretical debates. We are especially committed to publishing the work of postgraduate students and early career researchers. Research students include current postgraduates working on Graduate Certificates and Diplomas, Masters students, and Doctoral candidates. Early career researchers are students whose research degrees are in progress or were completed within the last five years.

Limina publishes scholarly articles of approximately 5000 words from any field within the humanities, favouring work of an interdisciplinary nature. They must demonstrate original research and must be substantially different from other published work. Please ensure that your submission conforms to the Limina style guide.

For more information please visit our website at:

Submissions (in MS Word or RTF format) or enquiries by email:

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Job: Program Coordinator (Office f The Regional Director For Russia, Ukraine, the Baltics, Poland and Hungary)

Deadline: August 22, 2008

The Office of the Regional Director works to advance OSI's grant making in the Russian Federation, and to oversee and liaise with national foundations in Central and Eastern Europe. We solicit and evaluate proposals from NGOs across Russia and outside, and closely monitor the social, political and economic environment in the region. Our areas of focus are human rights, civil society, rule of law and access to information. This position will report directly to the Regional Director.

For responsibilities and qualifications see: http://www.soros.org/about/offices/newyork/pcrussia_20080717
Start Date: As soon as possible

To Apply:

Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements, before August 22, 2008 to humanresources@sorosny.org.
Include job code in subject line: PCRussia/CEE


Open Society Institute
Human Resources - Code PCRussia/CEE
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019

No phone calls, please. The Open Society Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Funding: Doctoral Research Fellowship in Central European/Balkan studies

A fully-funded position for a Ph.D student within the project "Calendric Public Rituals as an Expression of Identity: Central Europe and the Balkans after 1985" is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo. Applicants should have sufficient skills in at least one West Slavic or South Slavic language. Full description and contact details at http://www.admin.uio.no/opa/ledige-stillinger/2008/vit/DocfellowILOS-08-11615.html

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CfP: Eurolimes: Intercultural Dialogue in the European Space

Deadline: the end of August 2008.

"Jean Monnet" European Center of Excellence, edited by professors Ioan HORGA (Oradea) and Istvan SULI-ZAKAR (Debrecen), invite you to contribute to the next issue of the review with article or book reviews.

Topic: “Intercultural Dialogue in the European Space”

Technical characteristics of articles:
-minimum 12 pages, with TNR 11 characters, at 1 line (bibliography is not considered in the
pages number), using the European model for the critical apparatus;

-every article must have an abstract (10-12 lines) and 4-6 key-words.

-at the same time, please send a short biography (10-15 lines).

Technical characteristics of book reviews:

-reviewed books must by published after 2006 and focused on topics as European borders, multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue;
-11/2 - 2 pages with TNR 10 / 1 line.

All articles will be sent at the e-mail address of Mrs Cristina DOGOT: cmgheorghe@yahoo.co.uk.
Please visit our webpage: http://www.iser.rdsor.ro/eurolimes.htm

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CfP: Graduate Cold War Conference, 04/24-26/2009, London School of Economics

Deadline: January 25, 2009

Three partner institutions the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE IDEAS, the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California Santa Barbara, are pleased to announce their 2009 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the London School of Economics on April 24-26 2009.

The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest are papers that make use of newly available primary sources. A two-page proposal and a brief academic C.V. (in Word or PDF format), should be submitted to IDEAS.cwc2009@lse.ac.uk by 25 January 2009 to be considered. Notification of acceptance will be made by February 24. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers by March 24. Further questions may be directed to the conference coordinator, Artemy Kalinovsky, at the aforementioned e-mail address.

The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from GW, UCSB, LSE and elsewhere. The accommodation cost of student participants will be covered by the organizers (from 24-26 April), but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to London.

Email: ideas.cwc2009@lse.ac.uk
Visit the website at http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/IDEAS/pdf/graduate_student_conference_2009_cfp.doc

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July 21, 2008

CFP: 6th Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics, 10/18/2008, OSU

Deadline: August 15th, 2008

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at the Ohio State University are pleased to announce the Sixth Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics. The colloquium will take place on October 18, 2008, at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, OH.

We invite students and recent graduates working in all areas of Slavic, Balkan, and East-European linguistics, including but not restricted to, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and dialectology, to submit abstracts.

We encourage students working in both formal and functional frameworks to participate in this event. Interdisciplinary projects from the students in related fields such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, and comparative studies are welcome, as far as they are related to Slavic and East-European languages.

Each presentation will be allowed 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Please send abstracts of maximum 500 words to Anastasia Smirnova (smirnova@ling.ohio-state.edu), or Maggie Gruszczynska (gruszczynska.1@osu.edu).

The abstracts should be anonymous. Please include your name, affiliation, mailing address, and email address in the body of the email.

The deadline for abstract submission is August 15th, 2008.

Accommodation with local graduate students will be available.

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers.

Matthew Curtis (curtis.199@osu.edu)
Maggie Gruszczynska (gruszczynska.1@osu.edu)
Lauren Ressue (ressue.1@osu.edu)
Anastasia Smirnova (smirnova@ling.ohio-state.edu)

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CFP Journal: Ulbandus 12, the annual journal of the Columbia Slavic Department. Theme: Pushkin

Deadline: 10/31/2008

The 12th edition of Ulbandus, the annual journal of the Columbia Slavic Department, will be dedicated to the life and work of Alexander Pushkin. In particular, this issue will be framed as a collective investigation into the many sides of Pushkin's personality, taken in the aesthetic and historical contexts of his time.

In addition to scholarly articles, Ulbandus encourages submission of original poetry, fiction, essays, translations and artwork. Submissions may be in either English or Russian. Contributions from outside of the Slavic field are warmly invited. The deadline for receipt of submissions is October 31st.

Manuscripts should be in MLA format, double-spaced and not exceed 25 pages in length. Artwork should be submitted in TIFF format at a resolution of at least 600 dpi. Electronic submissions (preferably in Word format) are strongly encouraged and may be sent to: ulbandus@columbia.edu. Interested applicants may also submit hard
copies of papers to: ULBANDUS (attn: Submissions), Columbia University, 1130 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail code 2839, New York, NY, 10027, USA.

For mailed submissions, please include (2) two print copies as well as a copy in rich text file on CDR. For further details, see our website at:

Ulbandus is a peer-reviewed journal.

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CFP: Coming home? Conflict and return migration in twentieth-century Europe, Southampton, 4/1-3/2009

Deadline: 09/01/2008

An International conference hosted by the Department of Modern Languages, University of Southampton, and supported by the AHRC

The question of return has long been thought to be central to an exilic discourse and yet relatively little is known about how return migration is actually experienced and subsequently remembered by exiles and also by migrants more widely. In order to mark the 70th anniversary of the 'official' end of the Spanish Civil War and the start of the Second World War, events which led to the mass displacement of refugees, this conference seeks contributions for papers on the broad theme of conflict and return migration in twentieth-century Europe. We welcome individual papers or panels in English that focus on any exile, refuge or migrant return episode that has Europe as its point of arrival or departure. We are particularly interested in addressing the experiences, memories and conceptual issues of return.

Submitting a proposal

A selection of papers will be considered for publication after the conference. Please send abstracts (250 words) before 1 September 2008 to:

Dr Alicia Pozo Gutiérrez
Email: apg@soton.ac.uk

Dr Scott Soo
Email: ssoo@soton.ac.uk

For more information: http://www.soton.ac.uk/ml/research/cominghome.html

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CFP: Freedom and Democracy: European Perceptions, European Perspectives, 12/4-6/2008, Slovenia

Deadline: September 1, 2008

The program committee welcomes original contributions from the areas of political philosophy, philosophy of law, political and social ethics, political science and interdisciplinary studies on the following topics: hermeneutics of freedom and democracy in modern Europe; treaties of the European Union: political and philosophical aspects; EU institutions (courts, parliaments, executives, bureaucracies) and the understandings of freedom, responsibility and/or democracy in their respective contexts; Eastern Europe (1989-91) and political philosophy; Southeast Europe, Turkey and the European Union; a European ethos and the concept of European civil society; social solidarity, integration and conceptions of European citizenship; the European Union as a liberal legal order; freedom, justice, democracy and capitalism(s) in Europe; migration, borders and the new territories of multiculturalism: political, legal and social aspects; comparative issues (for example, the EU and the USA).

Abstract submission deadline: September 1, 2008. All abstracts will be published in a Book of Abstracts. The Book of Abstracts will be available at the conference. Please send abstracts of no more than 150 words to: tomaz.grusovnik@zrs.upr.si

Dates of the conference: December 4-6, 2008
Venue: Faculty of Humanities, Koper, Slovenia
Visit the website at http://poligrafi.nova-revija.si

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Job: Regional Educational Advising Coordinator based in Moscow, Russia

The Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for Eurasia is responsible for supporting the network of EducationUSA Advising Centers (EACs) in the Eurasian region specifically, and cooperating with REACs in a worldwide team. The Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) Program, funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is designed to foster international student mobility between the United States and the rest of the world through the EducationUSA network.

For details about position and qualifications and responsibilities: http://americancouncils.org/empDetail.php?emp_id=OTU=


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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Job: Assistant Professor, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Deadline: October 15, 2008

The Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, seeks to fill a vacancy at the assistant professor level. The Department offers a Master of Arts in Second Language Studies, a PhD program in Second Language Acquisition and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies. A BA with an ESL specialization is available through the University's Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Faculty have interests in a wide range of domains in second and foreign language research. For more information, visit our website: http://www.hawaii.edu/sls

Assistant Professor Position #82454. tenure track, full time 9-month, pending position availability and funding, to begin August 1, 2009.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants should have major research interests & instructional competence in technology and language learning & teaching (e.g., computer-assisted language learning; computer-mediated communication; electronic and multimodal literacies; distance learning; emerging technologies; language courseware design and evaluation); doctorate in second language acquisition, applied linguistics or closely related field by August 2009; demonstrated ability to conduct relevant research; second or foreign language teaching experience; and evidence of excellent teaching ability at the university level.

Desirable qualifications: Publication in journals and books; teaching experience in a second language studies or equivalent graduate program; ability to win competitive research funding; interest in the Asia-Pacific region, including Asian and Pacific languages; and teacher education experience.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization in the Department of Second Language Studies; conduct and publish research; participate in departmental, college, university, and community service.
Annual 9-month Salary Range: commensurate with qualifications and

E-mail inquiries: Dr. Lourdes Ortega <lortega@hawaii.edu>

To apply: Applicants should submit letter of application in which you address how you meet the qualifications for the position, a research statement, your curriculum vitae, a list of courses taught, and sample publications. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted directly by three recommenders. Hard copies of all application materials should be sent by October 15, 2008 to:

Dr. Lourdes Ortega
Search Committee Chair
Department of Second Language Studies
570 Moore Hall
1890 East-West Road
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

The University of Hawai'i is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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CFP: "Caucasus Studies in the fields of Migration Society Language", 11/28-30/2008, Malmoe University, Sweden

Deadline: September 15, 2008

The conference brings together researchers in Caucasus studies for a discussion of current developments in the region. How are these dynamics to be understood and explained from political, anthropological, historical, linguistic and cultural perspectives? We welcome multidisciplinary papers and also encourage presentations of research in progress.

Deadline for abstracts: September 15. Send the title of your paper/presentation, abstract (maximum 500 words), affiliation and contact details to caucasus.studies@mah.se. Abstracts should be written in English, but presentations may be given in English or Russian. Researchers from countries requiring a visa for Sweden are encouraged to contact us at an earlier date. Notification by October 1.

Conference homepage: http://www.mah.se/imer/caucasusconference

Contact details
Email: caucasus.studies@mah.se
Fax: +46 40 665 7330
Skype: CaucasusStudies
Address: Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Malmoe University, Citadellsvaegen 7, S-20506 Malmoe, Sweden

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2008 SLRF Conference in Hawaii - pre-register by August 15

The Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is pleased to host the . . .

31st annual Second Language Research Forum (SLRF)
October 17-19, 2008
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii


Plenary speakers:
- Dr. Harald Clahsen (University of Essex)
- Dr. Alan Firth (Newcastle University)
- Dr. Carmen Munoz (Universitat de Barcelona)
- Dr. Richard Schmidt (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)

Invited colloquia:
- "Comparing child L2 and SLI: Crosslinguistic perspectives" (Theres Gruter - organizer)
- "Language learning in and out of the classroom: Connecting contexts of language use with learning and teaching practices" (Christina Higgins - organizer)

To see an overview of the entire conference program (with over 200 presentations), see the SCHEDULE GRID at

PRE-REGISTER for the conference by AUGUST 15 to enjoy special discount rates. For more information, visit:

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Job: Macedonia - Short Term Engagement of Project Manager and Facilitator

Deadline: 11/07/2008

Full ToR's available at : www.univie.ac.at/bim/macedonia

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy for the needs of the project `'REVISION OF THE EXISTING NATIONAL ACTION PLANS ON EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING AND HEALTH WITHIN THE FRAME OF THE ROMA DECADE", funded by OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje is seeking to engage:

- a Project Manager for the period September – December 2008,
- a Facilitator for a total of 7 working days in the period of September – December 2008.

Details about the criteria and duties to be performed can be found on the following web site www.univie.ac.at/bim/macedonia

BIM FV strives to assure equitable representation of women and minorities in all its activities.

The deadline for submitting applications is 11.07.2008 (16:00 o'clock) to the following email address: filippo.unterhofer@univie.ac.at

Only short listed candidates will be notified and invited for an interview. Applications after the closing date will not be considered. No telephone calls please.

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CFP Journal: The Historical Review / La Revue Historique

The Historical Review / La Revue Historique is an annual peer-reviewed journal dedicated to historical research in the human sciences. Now in the fourth year of publication, the journal has been established by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) with the objective of fostering research and dialogue among scholars working in Greece and abroad. In the interest of pluralism, The Historical Review / La Revue Historique accepts contributions in both English and French. Contributions must be original and should not be under consideration by any other publication at the time of their submission.

There is no standard length for articles but 8000 words (including notes and references) is a useful target. The article should begin with an abstract of 100-150 words. Details of the author's contact information should be included on a separate sheet. Submissions should be in electronic form and should be sent to the editor, Prof. Paschalis Kitromilides in the following address: historical_review@eie.gr.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the style of journal. A guide of style, presentation and transliteration can be found inside the back cover of past issues of The Historical Review / La Revue Historique but can also be viewed on the journal website


Contents and abstracts of volumes I – IV may be found at the IHR/ NHRF website


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July 17, 2008

UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Fall/Winter 2008 cycle of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship. This fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant--a U.S. undergraduate or graduate student between the ages of 18-25--to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

For applicants who will conduct their work from the period between September 2008 and December 2008, the application schedule is as follows:

June 26 -- U.S. National Commission for UNESCO opens call for applications

August 5, 5 p.m. EST -- Deadline for proposals to be received by U.S. National Commission for UNESCO

Week of August 19 -- Subcommittee meeting to produce initial top candidates and conduct phone interviews, as needed

Week of August 25 -- Closed Federal Advisory Committee Act call to determine recommendations of final top candidate and alternates.

By August 31 -- Announcement of recipient(s) by Executive Director of U.S. National Commission for UNESCO

Early 2009 – Recipient(s) provides summary report of experiences

Please visit http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/103476.htm for more information.

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Polish Interpreters Needed

We are seeking to hire Polish-English interpreters as independent contractors to be paid at a per-minute rate of $0.60 per minute, which is $36.00 for a full hour of interpreting. Polish is a very high demand language for us, so a Polish interpreter could make quite a bit of money with us. No interpreting experience is required; all we need is someone who is fluent in both Polish and English, has access to a land-line phone, legally resides in the United States, and is willing to work late at night and in the early morning.

Contact info:
Tristan Jean
Interpreter Recruiter
(800)338-4310, ext. 311
(800)362-2941 - fax

Certified Languages International
4724 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 100
Portland, OR. 97239

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Funding:The Clinton Global Initiative University

CGI U, a new project of Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), challenges college students and universities to tackle global problems with practical, innovative solutions. At the inaugural meeting of CGI U in March 2008, more than 600 students joined former President Bill Clinton in New Orleans to discuss challenges facing today's world. Each of these participating students made a Commitment to Action, pledging to tackle a specific local or global issue with practical, innovative solutions.

Later this year, CGI U will distribute a total of $150,000 in funding to support selected commitments made both at the inaugural meeting and through CGIU.org.

To apply for these cash awards for your student service or activism project, make a Commitment to Action of your own in one of the four CGI U focus areas: Energy & Climate Change, Global Health, Human Rights & Peace and Poverty Alleviation. Then complete the award application (to be posted on cgiu.org) by July 28th, 2008.

To learn more about CGI U and the Outstanding Commitments Awards please visit www.cgiu.org.

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Semester in Detroit, University of Michigan

Deadline: September 19th, 2008

The Semester in Detroit, a new university program, funded by the Provost and the LSA and based in the Residential College and the Ginsberg Center, will allow Michigan undergraduates to spend a semester in residence in Detroit, while earning credit towards their degree. This first iteration of this program will take 20-25 students to Detroit in Winter term, 2009.

Submit a hard copy of your application and required supplementary materials by 5 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2008, to Nancy Rector at the Ginsberg Center, 1024 Hill St (647-7402; nkrector@umich.edu) . Semester in Detroit will notify applicants of whether they have been accepted into the program by Friday, October 10. Enrollment in the program and an application for housing will be due by October 24, 2008.

For more details and application: http://ginsberg.umich.edu/GinsbergCenterSemesterinDetroitAnnouncementandApplication.htm

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CFP: International Conference on "Armenia and Armenians in International Treaties", 03/18-21/2009, University of Michigan

Deadline: October 3, 2009

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will be convening an international conference on the theme "Armenia and Armenians in International Treaties." The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Michigan, March 18-21, 2009.

International treaties represent critical moments in the history of Armenia and of the Armenian people that had serious implications for their status and future as well as that of neighboring peoples and countries. International treaties also constitute the linchpin of diplomatic history, an aspect of Armenian history that has been neglected. The purpose of the conference is to determine patterns and processes which might shed light on the challenges faced by Armenia and Armenians in their long history.

For the purposes of this conference the term "treaties" will include also international agreements such as the one between the Armenian merchants of India and the British East India Company in 1688 or the May 1896 agreement regarding the Eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire.

Scholars interested in the subject of Armenian diplomatic history from earliest times to the present are invited to submit abstracts for their proposed papers on the theme to Ms. Gloria Caudill, ASP Administrator, (gcaudill@umich.edu) by Friday, October 3, 2009. ASP will notify scholars regarding the acceptance of their proposal by the end of October, 2009. Final papers should be submitted two weeks before the conference, by February 18, 2009. The papers will be made available to all participants in order to limit presentations during the conference to 20 minutes per participant and provide time for discussion during panels.

For further information, please contact Ms. Gloria Caudill at the ASP office:

Email: gcaudill@umich.edu

Telephone: (1) 734-763-0622.

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Job: Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO

Deadline: December 1, 2008

The Department of History and Political Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship for fall 2009 in the History of Science with a specialization in any area of European History (including Great Britain and Russia). Candidates must be prepared to teach survey courses in Western Civilization. Candidates must have Ph.D. no later than August 15, 2009 and must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Send letter of application, C.V., graduate transcript, three letters of reference, a teaching portfolio, and a sample of scholarship by December 1, 2008, to Human Resource Services, Reference #00037478 Missouri University of Science & Technology, 30 West 12th St., Rolla, MO 65409-1050. Contact hrsinfo@mst.edu for assistance if needed. Missouri S&T is an AA/EOE and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,
age, disability, or status as Vietnam-era veteran. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Missouri University of Science & Technology is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Contact Info: Human Resource Services, Reference #00037478
Missouri University of Science & Technology
30 West 12th St.,
Rolla, MO 65409-1050
Phone: (573)341-4241
Fax: (573) 341-4984
Email: hrsinfo@mst.edu

Website: http://history.mst.edu

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Job: Assistant Professor of History, College Park, MD

Deadline: September 30, 2008

The Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park, invites candidates with demonstrated achievements in scholarship and teaching to apply for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor.
Candidates with expertise in any aspect of imperial or Muscovite and imperial Russian history are welcome to apply. UMD is an AA/EEO employer; it encourages applications from women and minorities.

Candidates should submit, in hard copy, a letter of application, a c.v., a short (article-length) writing sample or abstract of their research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Michael David-Fox, Chair, Russian Search Committee, Dept. of History, 2115 Francis Scott Key Hall, College Park, MD 20742-7315 USA. For best consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2008.

Website: http://www.history.umd.edu

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Reconsidering Conflict, Terror and Resolution, 09/11-12/2008, Strathclyde

Reconsidering Conflict, Terror and Resolution
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.
September 11 & 12, 2008

Strathclyde Conflict and Resolution (SCAR) is hosting an interdisciplinary conference which will analyze conflict, terror and resolution at various levels: past-present; private-public; local-global. In doing so it aims to reach across disciplinary barriers by bringing together more than forty speakers from the whole of the social sciences spectrum, including politics, history, law, sociology and psychology. Such a holistic analysis will provoke, stimulate and question contemporary thought, while advocating the need for joint efforts to address common challenges. Panels include: Narratives of Conflict, Cultural Reconciliation, Reporting Conflict, Divided Cities and Sectarianism, Just War, and the ‘War on Terror’, among others.

Conference programme and registration form are available on the website: http://intelevents.athollsweb.co.uk/scar/index.php

Email: scar@intel-events.co.uk

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CfP: Field Research and Ethics in Post-Conflict Environments, 12/04-05/2008, CUNY

Deadline: August 1, 2008

The Program on States and Security is pleased to announce a two-day workshop on Field Research and Ethics in Post-Conflict Environments, to be held in New York, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York on December 4 and 5, 2008.

Conducting research in post-conflict environments presents particular challenges for academic researchers in terms of methodology, access, and ethics. While interest in conducting research in these environments continues to grow, the literature on how to respond to the particular challenges they present in the field has not kept pace. Researchers may be at risk of violence, find the social and political environment to be unusually unstable and conflictful, have trouble accessing some regions or groups, or discover that their research and methodology has ethical implications and ramifications that they did not consider in advance.

We invite papers which directly address topics of field research and ethical challenges in post-conflict environments. Papers may explore the array of methodological challenges, ethical issues, or practical impediments inherent in this set of conditions. We welcome both theoretical investigations and proposed remedies, as well as reflections on personal research experiences.


Abstracts of no more than 400 words should be submitted electronically to jmueller@statesandsecurity.org or sent via mail to:

Jennifer Mueller Research Fellow Program on States and Security Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016-4309

Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2008.


Authors will be notified on August 5, 2008 on the acceptance of their paper. Those who are accepted will be invited to attend the workshop in New York on December 4 and 5, 2008. Travel and accommodations will be provided by the program.

Visit the website at http://www.statesandsecurity.org

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CfP: Russia & Modern World: Problems of Political Development, 04/16-18/2008, Moscow

Deadline: March 10th, 2009

Date: 16-18 April, 2009
Institute of Business & Politics, Moscow

There is suggested to discuss the following issues in the framework of conference:

Civil Society and Law State: Problems of Establishment - Problems of Dialogue of the Federal Power and Regional Elite: Experience and Prospects - Modern Russia: World Policy Challenges - Economic Aspects of Political Development of Russia - Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS): Problems and Prospects of Interaction - Confessional Nature of International Relations and Domestic Policy - Modern Elites: Identification Problems - Image of Russia in the Design of European and Oriental Identities - Religion in the System of Political Culture of Russia: History and Modern Trends - Cultural Aspects of the Globalization - Literature of the XX – XXI Centuries in Social-Political Aspects - Models of University Education in the Modern World - Representation of the Modern Russian in Domestic and Foreign Mass Media

The abstracts (300 words) should be submitted with the registration form to the Organizing Ñommittee by e-mail: ibp-polit@list.ru. Deadline for the abstracts: 1st December 2008. The Organizing Ñommittee shall reserve the right to select papers. The confirmations about the inclusion in the Program of IV International Interuniversity Scientific Conference will be sent during January 2009. After receiving the confirmation it’ll be possible to submit the full paper by e-mail ibp-polit@list.ru. Scientific paper submissions will be accepted till 10th March 2009.


1. Surname 2.Name 3. Academic degree 4. Academic rank 5. Title of report (speech) 6. Position 7. Place of permanent job 8. Telephone (office) 9. E-mail 10. Telephone (home) 11. Address (home) 12. Technical means required for address

Please address for more information by e-mail: ibp-polit@list.ru or on the phone: (495) 912-06-46 (ext. 157) Organizing Ñommittee

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CFP Journal: Armenian Association for Academic Partnership and Support Academic-Autobiographical Journa

DEADLINE: November 30th, 2008.

Armenian Association for Academic Partnership and Support
Academic-Autobiographical Journal

Themes of the Journal
The Journal will provide an open forum for all interested parties to write about memories from their academic experiences in a free genre. You are welcome to write about any interesting recollection you have from Armenia and/or abroad. Any story related to your short, several days visit, or a long term stay will fit into the scope of the Journal. The Journal will be published regularly and the authors may write about their experiences in a series of articles. Representatives of all academic disciplines are invited to contribute to the Journal. The language of the Journal is English.

Submission Procedure
Alongside your autobiographical article, please send your CV, a photo and a short biography. The biography and the photo will appear with your article in the journal. The short biography should include your current affiliations, your academic interests and any other information, which you would like the reader to be aware of. Please, limit the biography to 200 words.

Please submit the mentioned materials to: armacad@armacad.org
Once we receive an e-mail from you with the attached documents, a confirmation letter will be sent back to you. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then we have not received your materials. In that case please resend them to: khachik.gevorgyan@yahoo.co.uk

More information on Journal will appear:

DEADLINE: November 30th, 2008.
The journal will be published in April-May 2009.

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CfP: Tolstoy Film Adaptations: Call for Chapter Proposals

Deadline: October 25, 2008

As the centenary of Tolstoy's death approaches (2010), proposals for chapters in an international collection of essays on the cinematic adaptation of Tolstoy's texts are being considered. All nationalities, periods, and issues, including interdisciplinary connections with other arts/media, cultural politics, economics, reception, translation. In addition to the widely known films, proposals on neglected silent's and films not yet translated into English are encouraged. English language collection.

Send a statement of interest and brief bio to Dr. Lorna Fitzsimmons: lfitzsimmons@csudh.edu

*500-word proposals due by October 25, 2008.
*Finalists will be notified: 7000-9000 words due by June 1, 2009.

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CfP: Polish Culture, Polish Experiences, 10/04/2008, New Zealand

Deadline: August 15

This workshop seeks to explore Polish culture and Polish experiences, either in Poland itself or in Polish Diaspora communities. We also seek to raise awareness of Polish studies in New Zealand.

The conference will be held in Wellington, New Zealand at the Kelburn Campus of Victoria University. It is the first in an ongoing series of conferences organized by the Antipodean East European Study Group. Limited travel funding may be available for participants from Australia or New Zealand. All interested parties are invited to submit an abstract by August 15 to Alexander Maxwell, conference organizer, alexander.maxwell@vuw.ac.nz.

Visit the website at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/antipodean/upcoming-events.aspx

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Russia's Musical Revolutionaries, Oxford, 1 October 2008

BASEES Russian and East European Music Study Group
Annual One-Day Conference
in association with the Oxford University Faculty of Music and the Bate Collection

convenors Rosamund Bartlett and Pauline Fairclough


Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, St. Aldate's, Oxford, Wednesday 1 October 2008

In memory of Neil Edmunds (1966-2008), author of The Soviet Proletarian Music Movement (2000) and editor of Soviet Music and Society under Lenin and Stalin: The Baton and Sickle (2004)

NECESSARY. ALL ARE WELCOME. Enquiries: rosamund.bartlett@ehrc.ox.ac.uk

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Summer School: Yiddish program in Birobidzhan, Russia

Deadline: July 27, 2007
The Second Birobidzhan International Summer Yiddish Program
August 19 - September 1, 2008

You can still apply for participating in the summer Yiddish program Which will take place in Birobidzhan, Russia, the only place in the world where Yiddish has an official status as the state language. Please write to our Bar-Ilan office yiddish@mail.biu.ac.il with "Summer School" in the topic, till July 27, 2007.

The program is intended both for university students as well as anyone else interested in the subject. It will consist of 70 academic hours and a host of cultural events. The students will have the opportunity to participate the ethnographic expeditions covering the breadth of the Jewish region as well as visiting the pioneering settlements, which to this day bear Yiddish names - Birofeld, Naifeld, and Valdheim; meet the original pioneers and the representatives of the Autonomous Region government; visit the local Jewish institutions - the "Birobidzhaner shtern" Yiddish newspaper, the local Radio and Television, the museums, the Shalom Aleichem Library, the new synagogue and the community center, the old synagogue, the closed Jewish cemetery, Yiddish writer's memorial
sites; visit the neighboring city Khabarovsk; enjoy Shabbat meal ("Tish") at the local Jewish community, etc.

For more information see http://www.2all.co.il/web/Sites/yiddishproject

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CfP: Britain and the Holocaust, 05/05-06/2009, Leicester

Deadline: July 31

Britain and the Holocaust – Remembering and Representing War & Genocide: The Impact of WWII & the Holocaust on Today’s Britain
05/05-06/2009, University of Leicester

The comference aims to engage in recent research from all disciplines and fields on Britain’s reactions to the Second World War and the Holocaust during and after the ‘Third Reich’, focusing mainly on questions of memory, remembering, and representation and its implications for today’s Britain. Furthermore, it seeks to explore the various meanings of the Holocaust for different groups of people in a multicultural society.

Proposals for papers should not exceed 500 words, proposals for panels are also welcome, and should be sent together with a title and a short bio-bibliographical note to Dr Olaf Jensen (oj6@le.ac.uk; subject: Britain and the Holocaust), before 31 July 2008.

Applicants will be informed regarding inclusion on the conference program by mid September 2008. Final papers (6000-7000 words, including footnotes) are required by 31 February 2009.
Successful applicants will be invited to Leicester and the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies will cover the costs for accommodation; travel costs can be covered as well if no other institution is able to cover them.

The conference proceedings are potentially to be included into the book series ‘The Holocaust and its Contexts’ with Palgrave Macmillan, edited by Olaf Jensen & Chris Szejnmann.

Contact: Dr Olaf Jensen Tom McKay (MA)
Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies School of Historical Studies
University of Leicester
University Road
UK - Leicester LE1 7RH
Tel: +44(0)116 252 2802
Fax: +44(0)116 252 3986
Email: oj6@le.ac.uk

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CfP: European History, 11/05-08/2008, Louisville

The European History Section of the Southern Historical Association invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for presentation at its annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, November 5-8, 2009.

Papers on any aspect of European history, covering any time period, are welcome. The program committee especially encourages proposals involving comparative history, such as Europe and the Americas, Europe and Britain, Europe and Africa, or Europe and Asia (West, East, South, or Southeast).

Presenters may include graduate students as well as faculty members. Panels should consist of two and preferably three papers, a commentator, and a chair. It is not recommended that a panel consist exclusively of graduate students.

Submissions should include a one-page description of each paper and a short c.v. of each panelist, and should be emailed to: david.redles@tri-c.edu
or mailed to:

David Redles, Chair
EHS Program Committee
Division of Social Sciences
Cuyahoga Community College
11000 Pleasant Valley Rd
Parma,OH 44130
Email: david.redles@tri-c.edu
Visit the website at http://www.utm.edu/staff/accarls/ehs/

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CfP Journal: Russian Cyberspace

Deadline is August 15, 2008

Russian Cyberspace no 1
Virtual Power: Russian Politics and the Internet

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 an aesthetic point of view, or 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 more information: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/russ-cyb/library/texts/en/journal/journal_1.htm

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CfP: Graduate Student Conference on Energy and Climate Changes, 03/21/2009, Skopje

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20th August 2008
Energy and Climate Changes – Southeast Europe in focus

First International Postgraduate Student Conference
Analytica – Think-Tank, Republic of Macedonia
21st March 2009

For the past two decades the climate changes and the energy impact on the environment has been in the focus of the international community. The changes of the climate in different parts of the world have been seen as a direct outcome of the uncontrolled and inefficient use of the energy resources. Thus, providing energy security and sustainable development nowadays is tightly connected to the protection of the environment and the climate changes. This is particularly important for the developing countries and their capacities to provide economic development parallel to sustaining high environmental standards. This conference will focus on the
South East Europe as a specific region including both developed and developing countries, the prospects of implementation of environment protection mechanisms, while keeping the pace with the implementation of energy sustainable policies.

Our aim is to represent a wide spectrum of disciplines and approaches, we strongly encourage comparative and multi-disciplinary perspectives, and welcome proposals using new research methodologies. The conference invites graduate and postdoctoral students in Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, as well as young professionals with sound academic backgrounds, to submit original research papers including but not limited to the following themes:

- IR, Security Studies, Geopolitics of Energy, Regionalism, Administration and Institutions, International Organizations, United Nation, EU Energy Policy, Energy Security and stability, Energy Security in Southeast Europe.
- Biopolitics, Social Policy, Sustainable Development, Urban Development.
- Climate Change and GHG Emission, Kyoto Protocol, UNFCCC, Alternative Sources of Energy, Renewable Energy Sources (wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal), Sustainable Energy Development, USA Environmental policy, Global Oil Crisis.
- New Technologies for exploitation of alternative energy sources, Eco-vehicles, Systems for Purging Stations and Collector Systems, New technologies for power generation, Carbon Capture and Storage.

We strongly encourage cross-cultural, cross-national and multi-disciplinary perspectives, with entries on new research methodologies welcomed.

Paper abstracts of up to 500 words and a resume should be sent with full contact details (E-mail, Telephone, Postal Address) to nhroneska@analyticamk.org and/or to First International Postgraduate Student Conference on Energy and Climate Changes – Southeast Europe in focus, Analytica – Think-Tank, Dame Gruev 7/8-3, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Presented papers should not exceed twenty minutes in length. A selection of papers will appear in a separate Conference E-Journal.

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July 14, 2008

CfP: Eastern European Culture, 04/08-11/2009, New Orleans

Deadline: November 15, 2008
Eastern European Culture

Eastern European Culture
April 8- 11, 2009
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, Louisiana

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Eastern European includes but is not limited to cultures within the following nations: Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania.

Submit a one-page (150-250 word) proposal or abstract (via regular mail or e-mail) by November 15, 2008

Dr. Jeffrey K. Johnson
Michigan State University
257 Bessey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Email: phoboes2000@yahoo.com
Visit the website at http://www.pcaaca.org

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Fellowship: Woodrow Wilson Center

Deadline: October 1

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is announcing the opening of its 2009 2010 Fellowship competition. The Center awards approximately 20 - 25 academic year residential fellowships to individuals from any country with outstanding project proposals on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.

Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent professional experience. Fellows are provided stipends (which include round trip travel), private offices, access to the Library of Congress, Windows based personal computers, and research assistants. You can apply online or download the application from the Center’s website.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Scholar Administration Office
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
Tel: 202 691 4170; Fax: 202 691 4001; E mail: fellowships@wilsoncenter.org

Email: kim.conner@wilsoncenter.org
Visit the website at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships

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Job: Participant Recruiter in Belgrade, Serbia

Deadline: July 18th, 2008

American Councils for International Education is seeking applications for a Participant Recruiter, based in Belgrade, Serbia. The position is a short-term, full-time commitment beginning mid-August and ending December 31, 2008 and is open to US citizens only.

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 Serbia and the possibility of travel to other countries in the region. 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 Regional Coordinator.

For more information about qualifications and responsibilities: http://www.americancouncils.org/empDetail.php?emp_id=OTM=

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Ms. Cassandra Payton, Regional Coordinator for SEE: cassandra@americancouncils.org.yu. Please indicate Participant Recruiter in the subject line. Application deadline is July 18th, 2008.

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Job: Political Science - International Relations, University of Chicago

DEADLINE: September 15, 2008

The Department of Political Science invites applications for TENURED or TENURE-TRACK positions in International Relations, to begin in the academic year 2009-10. The search is open with respect to specialty and approach. Applications should include a c.v., letters of recommendation (for tenure track candidates only), publications and other writing samples in the applicant’s central area of research, a brief description of future research plans, and evidence of teaching performance such as course evaluations (if available).

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2008, but we will consider applications received after that date. No applications will be considered if received after December 1, 2008. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Address to: International Relations Search Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago, 5828 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. An AA/EO Employer

Contact Info:
International Relations Search Committee,
The University of Chicago
Department of Political Science
5828 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Website: http://political-science.uchicago.edu/

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JOURNAL/CFP- Journal of Genocide Research, Soviet Mass Violence

Deadline: December 10, 2008

Thematic Issue of the Journal of Genocide Research (JGR)

New Perspectives on Soviet Mass Violence

The study of Soviet mass violence has for a long time been overshadowed by ideological disputes and battles of the Cold War. Even Raphael Lemkin, the self-proclaimed founder of the UN Genocide Convention and pioneer of the study of mass violence, was an ardent anticommunist and recommended the United States to sponsor an international special committee to investigate Soviet genocide.

To foster the discussion on Soviet mass violence, the editors of the Journal of Genocide Research are therefore inviting papers for a thematic issue devoted to this topic. The editors welcome original and innovative articles dealing with all possible aspects of Soviet mass violence from the beginning of the civil war to the end of the
Cold War.

Proposals (max. 2 pages) for papers should be submitted with a short biographical sketch by July 15 to both editors:

Dominik J. Schaller (dominik.schaller@uni-heidelberg.de)

Jürgen Zimmerer (j.zimmerer@sheffield.ac.uk)

The articles, which should be a maximum of 8500 words including documentation, will be due at December 10, 2008.

After initial editor screening, all submissions will undergo peer review.

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CFP- The II International Private Law Congress, 04/30-05/01, 2009, Baki

Deadline: 12/31/2008
The II International Private Law Congress: "International Trade"

The Faculty of Law, Qafqaz University, holds symposium on the theme of "International Trade", as a continuation of a series of private law conference held in 2005 - year. The symposium will be held between April 30 and May 1, 2009.

The legal system of the Soviet Union totalitarian character of based upon the Marxist ideology has prevented the development of private law in this geography. Since the Soviet Union was a state based upon the Marxist ideology private property over production factors was rejected and any kind of private initiative was banned. In such a legal
environment there was no opportunity for the development of private law.
For more details and application: http://www.qafqaz.edu.az/index.php?z=1480

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CfP: Western Association of Women Historians, 04/30-05/01/2009, University of Santa Clara

Deadline: October 15, 2008

The Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) will meet for its 40th anniversary conference, at the University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California, from April 30-May 3, 2009. Special events will recognize the forty year history of WAWH.

The WAWH program committee welcomes proposals for panels or single papers on any historical subject, time period, or region. Papers do not need to emphasize women's or gender history. All periods of history are welcome as well as non-U.S. subjects. Panels, workshops, or roundtables on issues in the historical profession are also encouraged.

Paper and panel submissions must be postmarked by October 15, 2008.

Please see the WAWH website for submission details and prize information at http://www.wawh.org

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Gita Chaudhuri Prize WAWH

Deadline: January 15, 2009

The Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) welcomes submissions for the Gita Chaudhuri Prize for the best monograph on rural women, from any era and any place in the world, published by a WAWH member. The book must be published in 2008 for consideration for the 2009 prize.

Deadline for the award application is January 15, 2009.
For details and application: http://www.wawh.org

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July 10, 2008

Abe Fellowship

Deadline: September 1

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announce the annual Abe Fellowship competition. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The Abe Fellowship Program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics.

Fellowship Terms
Terms of the fellowship are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of Japanese and American researchers at different stages in their careers. The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12
months of full-time support over a 24 month period. Part-time residence abroad in the United States or Japan is required.

This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field, or equivalent professional experience. Applications from researchers in professions other than academia are encouraged.

Ian Rinehart Program Assistant Abe Fellowship Program Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Ave., 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
P:212-377-2700 ext. 423
Email: abe@ssrc.org

For more details and conditions: http://fellowships.ssrc.org/abe/detailed_app_criteria/

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Popular Culture and Socialism(s)

Deadline: October 31, 2008

Call for proposals for contributions to an edited collection

We would like all contributions to be both empirically grounded and theoretically informed. Please send your proposals (800-1000 words) with a brief Curriculum Vitae (1 x A4) to Reana Senjković (Reana@ief.hr) and Sabina Mihelj (S.Mihelj@lboro.ac.uk) by October 31, 2008. We will inform you about our decision by December 15, and if your proposal is accepted, we will expect a first draft by the end of May 2009, and a final manuscript by the end of September 2009.

We are currently in the process of securing funding for a small workshop that will allow us to discuss the first drafts and the possible ways of weaving them together into a coherent book. The workshop will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, in June 2009. Further details will follow after the submission of abstracts.

Reana Senjković
Institut of Ethnology and Folklore Research
Šubićeva 42
10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Sabina Mihelj
Department of Social Sciences
Loughborough University
Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

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CFP/Travel Grants: Shaping Europe in a Globalized World: Protest Movements and the Rise of a Transnational Civil Society

Deadline: August 15, 2008
Location: Department of German, University of Zurich
Date: June 23-26, 2009

Applications from postgraduate students, early stage researchers (PhD-students), postdocs and young scholars from all disciplinary and national backgrounds are strongly encouraged and form the main target group for this event.

All travel and accommodation costs within reasonable boundaries will be covered by the European Union.

Although the conference language will mainly be English, we also invite proposals in French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Polish, if a short summary (2 pages) in English is provided.

(abstracts no longer than 500 words)


PLEASE USE ONLINE APPLICATION AT: www.protest-research.eu

FURTHER QUESTIONS: mail@protest-research.eu

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CFP: Russia's Role in Human Mobility: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, 06/18-20/2009

Deadline:August 18, 2008

Call for Papers - REVISED DEADLINE!
Russia's Role in Human Mobility: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
June 18-20, 2009

Interested parties should submit paper proposals addressing one or more of our conference themes no later than August 18, 2008. Please include a brief (500 word) summary of the proposed work, as well as a cv or resume describing your experience and research interests. These documents should be submitted by e-mail to the project's co-organizer, Professor John Randolph, at jwr@uiuc.edu. (A surface mail address is appended below for those who wish to use it). We welcome your questions at this address as well.

Description of Project and its Objectives

Our conference aims to stimulate new thinking about Russia's role in human mobility. It will feature a keynote speaker (delivering a public plenary address), as well as a two-day scholarly workshop. Six key themes surrounding Russia's role in human mobility will be discussed, on the basis of pre-circulated papers submitted by panel participants:

1. Russia and the Governance of Mobility;
2. Russia, Mobility, and Migration;
3. Russia, Mobility, and Citizenship;
4. Modes of Mobility in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union;
5. Mobility and Everyday Life in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union;
6. Russia's Place in Global Mobility Systems

Each of these panels will involve at least one guest scholar from Russia or the Former Soviet Union, as well as one scholar specializing in contemporary issues. It is thus hoped that each panel, as well as the conference as a whole, will spark international as well as interdisciplinary dialog. We want our discussions to constantly move forward across time and space, building the basis for a deeper connection and mutual interaction between historical scholarship and work on contemporary issues. We therefore invite scholars from a range of disciplines working on contemporary topics to apply.

Professor John Randolph, Professor Eugene M. Avrutin (Co-Organizers)

Department of History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
309 Gregory Hall, MC-466
810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Conference Website:

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