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January 30, 2009

Vacancies of ERGO Network (Policy and Information Officer

The ERGO Network is a network of 7 Roma organizations, focused on the empowerment, mobilization and active citizenship of Roma individuals.

Our main goals are to stimulate full participation of Roma within their own countries and at the European level as well as facilitating access to respect and identity on equal terms with majority populations of their societies.
ERGO has a strong advocacy component – we believe that Roma Grassroots Empowerment should be a key concept of any policies of either the European Union (EU) institutions or EU member states. Also it ensures that ERGO members are kept fully informed about developments in European policies, programs and practices.

Job Purpose

The Policy and Information Officer’s main task is to design a coherent and sustainable communication strategy meant to ensure a two ways informational flux between the ERGO members and EU institutions. A significant component of his task is to ensure that ERGO members play an active role in translating European and national policies towards grassroots level and analysing the impact of these policies. Collection of case studies and analyses of ‘best practices’ as well as monitoring, evaluation and reporting are also part of the tasks of the Policy and Information Office. The Officer will work in close collaboration with the Advocacy Officer of ERGO


Job Description

 To establish and consolidate an information and knowledge sharing platform between the European Institutions and the Grassroots Roma:
 provide ERGO members with relevant information concerning European policies and assist them to facilitate the maximum use of such information at the grassroots level
 assist ERGO members to asses the impact of national and European policies at grassroots level in their countries and to disseminate findings on impact of policies towards the European level;
 To promote ERGO mission and build connections with relevant organisations and institutions dealing with Roma, Empowerment and other ERGO relevant issues. This work will be carried out in close collaboration with ERGO Members.
 To elaborate case studies and best practices based on ERGO’s members experiences in their respective countries (produce a brochure, update the website etc)
 To work together with the Advocacy Officer in writing information-sheets and reports targeting the European Institution
 To coordinate common activities such as trainings, advocacy campaigns and working group meetings of the ERGO members
 To ensure close collaboration and to liaise with relevant NGOs, coalitions and networks ;

Key qualifications
 Excellent understanding of and proved commitment to Roma grassroots empowerment
 Experience of working on Roma issues and working with networks as well as proved experience in working with different relevant stakeholders;
 Good experience in analysing and assessing practices and initiatives targeting Roma Empowerment and Roma social inclusion;
 Ability to write and present case studies of best practices, reports and other related documents;
 Ability to explain and identify relevant Roma policies and programmes to ERGO members and Roma grassroots networks and groups;
 Good interpersonal, written and oral communication and the ability to represent the interest of the ERGO network and its members;

Conditions
The officer will be assigned for 5 days a week, starting from March 2009. The contract will be 12 months in the first instance with a three months probation period. The salary will be according to experience.

How to apply
Please send a letter of motivation and CV before February 15th 2009 by email to:
Mrs. Lili Makaveeva, Chair of the ERGO network
l.makaveeva@gmail.org or info@ergonetwork.org
www.ergonetwork.org

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Jobs: Vacancies of ERGO Network (Policy and Advocacy Officer)

The ERGO Network is a network of 7 Roma organizations, focused on the empowerment, mobilization and active citizenship of Roma individuals.
Our main goals are to stimulate full participation of Roma within their own countries and at the European level as well as facilitating access to respect and identity on equal terms with majority populations of their societies.

ERGO has a strong advocacy component – we believe that Roma Grassroots Empowerment should be a key concept of any policies of either the European Union (EU) institutions or EU member states. Also it ensures that ERGO members are kept fully informed about developments in European policies, programs and practices.


Job Purpose
The Policy and Advocacy Officer you will be in charge of designing and implementing the lobbying and advocacy strategy of ERGO. You will advocate for inclusion and implementation of Roma Grassroots Empowerment principles into EU policies and related programmes. You will lobby the EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders on behalf of ERGO network.
The Officer will be based in Brussels (preferably) and will work closely together with the Policy and Information Officer, ERGO board and its advisors.

Job Description
 To map and analyse relevant EU and International developments in regards to Roma issues, including proposals and implementation of policies, programmes and legislation, action plans, strategies, practical cooperation etc.
 To monitor and influence relevant EU developments in the area of Roma issues and to promote the ERGO mission with the European Institutions, Intergovernmental Organisations and other relevant stakeholders;
 To promote ERGO mission with relevant institutions in Europe, EU Member States and Candidate Member States.
 To work together with the Policy and Information Officer and help disseminate (in an easy to understand and use format) relevant information concerning European policies to ERGO members
Key qualifications
 At least 3 years experience working on minority (preferably) Roma issues at European level
 Strong strategic and analytic abilities and a proven record of successful advocacy and lobbying at the European level
 In-depth knowledge of the role and functioning of EU institutions as well as familiarity with the European Networks of NGOs;
 Proven experience and commitment related to Grassroots Empowerment;
 Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and the ability to represent the interest of the ERGO network;
 Fluent in English and at least some other European language ( speakers of Romani are strongly encouraged to apply)

Conditions
The officer will be assigned for 5 days a week starting Summer 2009. The contract will be 12 months in the first instance with a three months probation period. The salary will be according to experience.

How to apply
Please send a letter of motivation and CV before April 1st 2009 by email to:
Mrs. Lili Makaveeva, Chair of the ERGO network
l.makaveeva@gmail.org or info@ergonetwork.org
www.ergonetwork.org

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Job: LGID seeks experts for a major EU - IPA project

LGID Development LTD, is a not-for-profit company of the Open Society Network is currently seeking short and long-term experts for a European Commission funded project titled "Capacity Building for the Civil Society in IPA Countries". This multi-beneficiary program was identified under the Civil Society Facility's strand to "Support to civic initiatives and capacity-building", enforcing the role of civil society at local, national level. The general objective of this project is to strengthen the overall capacities and accountability of Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) within IPA beneficiaries and to guarantee the quality of services of CSOs and a sustainable role of CSOs in the democratic process. Target groups are CSOs, their staff and their counterparts/stakeholders, principally public authorities. The beneficiary countries include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia as well as Kosovo and Turkey.

LGID, as member of a shortlisted consortium is looking for consultants and trainers working with civil society organisations in the following areas:(1) Advocacy/lobbying, mediation and negotiation;(2) Public Relations and Communication;(3) Membership and network building;(4) Fundraising and financial sustainability;(5) (Project) Management (financial, organisation, etc);(6) Human rights;(7) Support to marginalised/disadvantaged persons, and;(8) Socio-economic partners. In case of interest, please send your CV in the attached EU format to Judit Kovacs (jkovacs@lgidev.com) by February 4, 2009. For further details please see the attached Terms of Reference and the EU CV template to use under the Related Files section.

OVIDIU PALCU
PhD Candidate
University of Athens
Faculty of Political Science

mobile phone: 0030-6978696257
www.uoa.gr
http://ovidiupalcu.blogspot.com
www.communityvoice.gr
www.moldova.gr
www.migrationpolicy.gr

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CfP: Power/lessness in Slavic Countries,10/23-24/09, Innsbruck

Deadline: April 20, 2009
„Spielformen der Macht“ - das Rahmenthema der IFÖS-Tagung 2009 - soll die Möglichkeit bieten, die Einflüsse von Macht, Gegenmacht und Ohnmacht in den slawischen Ländern, Kulturen und Sprachen aus verschiedenen Disziplinen der Slawistik (Literatur-, Kultur-, und
Sprachwissenschaft sowie Fachdidaktik und Translationswissenschaft), synchron wie diachron, zu beleuchten.

SPIELFORMEN DER MACHT
23.-24. Oktober 2009
in Innsbruck

Beiträge: Das IFÖS richtet sich v.a. an junge Wissenschaftler im Dissertations- und Habilitationsstadium. Möchten Sie mit einem Forschungsbeitrag an der Tagung teilnehmen, so melden Sie sich bitte bis 15. März mit Beitragstitel und Zuordnung zu einem der Themenschwerpunkte an. Die Abstracts (10 Zeilen) der Beiträge müssen bis 20. April eingereicht werden. Alle aktuellen und weiteren Informationen finden Sie ab Mai auf der
Website der Slawistik Innsbruck: www.uibk.ac.at/slawistik

Georg Gierzinger
Sylvia Hölzl
Christine Roner

Tagung des Interdisziplinären Forums österreichischer Slawist/inn/en (IFÖS) Spielformen der Macht Innsbruck, 23.-24. Oktober 2009 Anmeldungen bis 15. März 2009 mit Beitragstitel und Zuordnung zu einem der Themenschwerpunkte Einsendungen der Abstracts (10 Zeilen) bis 20. April 2009 Das Interdisziplinäre Forum österreichischer Slawist/inn/en plant vom 23.-24. Oktober 2009 ein Arbeitstreffen in Innsbruck. Ziel des IFÖS ist es, den fachlichen Austausch von Slawistinnen und Slawisten im deutschsprachigen Raum unter einem interdisziplinären Ansatz zu fördern. Dabei werden vor allem Wissenschaftler/innen im Dissertations- bzw. Habilitationsstadium zur Teilnahme eingeladen. Das Rahmenthema der Tagung lautet „Spielformen
der Macht“. Es soll Beiträge aus verschiedenen Disziplinen der Slawistik (Literaturwissenschaft, Kulturwissenschaft, Sprachwissenschaft sowie Fachdidaktik und Translationswissenschaft) vereinen und „Macht“ in ihren unterschiedlichen Facetten beleuchten. Macht bzw. Machtakteure und ihre Gegenspieler sind treibende Kräfte kultureller und gesellschaftlicher Prozesse. Mit der Perestrojka haben sich die Machtverhältnisse im slawischen Raum schlagartig verändert. Im Zuge des Transformationsprozesses der 1990er Jahre sind neue Machtsysteme entstanden, die sich grundlegend auf Kultur, Literatur und Sprache auswirken. Ein markantes Beispiel für den planerischen Umgang eines Machtsystems mit Sprache im osteuropäischen Raum war der sowjetische Newspeak. Ist die „Sprache der Macht“ heute freier als früher?
Inwieweit spiegeln sich politische oder finanzielle Machtverhältnisse heute in der Medienlandschaft? Welche Rolle spielen Literatur und künstlerische Texte in slawischen Gesellschaften und welche Werke unterlaufen die offiziellen Machtdiskurse auf welche Weise? Die 6. Tagung des IFÖS soll ein Forum bieten, um die Einflüsse von Macht, Gegenmacht und Ohnmacht in den slawischen Ländern, Kulturen und Sprachen aus unterschiedlichen fachlichen Perspektiven sowohl diachron als auch synchron zu beleuchten.

Vorschläge für Themenschwerpunkte: (1) Machtkonzepte Machtkonzepte und -begriffe verschiedener Disziplinen angewandt auf die slawistische Forschung (2) Macht der Literatur, der Sprache, der Kultur und Kulturakteure Wie prägen und beeinflussen Literatur, Sprache und Kultur Teilbereiche der Gesellschaft im slawischen Raum? Hierher zählt auch die Frage nach den Kulturakteuren und Kulturmittlern. Welche Einflussmöglichkeiten besitzen beispielsweise Lehrende oder TranslatorInnen und wie wird mit diesen umgegangen? (3) Topoi der „Macht“ in den slawischen Literaturen In welchen künstlerischen Texten und für welche Autoren spielt Macht eine zentrale Rolle? Wie wird Macht darin repräsentiert? (4) Sprachliche usdrucksformen von Macht Strategien, Sprachmittel, Sprachstile von Machtakteuren bzw. in politischen, behördlichen und medialen Kontexten. Wie drücken sich Machtbeziehungen, z.B. auch in Hinblick auf Gender, durch Sprache aus? (5) Macht und Medien Welche Medien- und Kunstprodukte entstehen in Machtkontexten? Welches Spannungsverhältnis besteht zwischen Mainstream und Subkulturen, Hoch- und Populärkultur, etablierten und alternativen Verbreitungsmedien? Anmeldungen für Vorträge (20 Minuten Redezeit) zu einem der Themenschwerpunkte mit Angabe des Beitragstitels bitte bis 15. März 2009 an Georg Gierzinger (georg.gierzinger@uibk.ac.at)senden. Die Abstracts sind bis 20. April 2009 an dieselbe Adresse einzureichen. Alle aktuellen Informationen zum IFÖS 2009 finden Sie ab Mai auf unserer Website:
www.uibk.ac.at/slawistik

Über Ihre Teilnahme freuen sich Georg Gierzinger, Sylvia Hölzl, Christine Roner (Institut für Slawistik, Innsbruck)!

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FELLOWSHIP: OSCE Academy, Bishkek

Application Deadline: April 15, 2009

FELLOWSHIP- Two Research & Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy, Bishkek

Call for Applications

2 Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote and enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian region, enshrined in its fundamental idea of comprehensive security. Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The Academy is looking for two research and teaching fellows in the MA Program Political Science 2009/2010.

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

The fellowship has the following terms and components:
1) A teaching assignment of a course on either on either Approaches & Issues in International Relations or Approaches & Issues in Political Theory. These are a 3 credit hour courses, meeting twice a week for 90 min sessions from September 1, 2009 through December 19, 2009. The period of contract is from September 1 to December 31, 2009. The idea behind the Topics courses are to provide graduate level survey of these fields introducing the students to major approaches and theories, important topics, and the contemporary developments. As such, the courses are expected to be taught on graduate level involving lectures, seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring. The specific course topic as well as the course design should be discussed with the academic management of the OSCE Academy. Additionally, we expect the fellow to spend 6 hours per week for personal preparation to the courses with lecture/seminar notes, preparation of assignments, and grading/evaluation of students.
2) The fellowship also includes office hours for students of approximately 4 hours a week.
3) Overall, the commitment at the Academy will not exceed the load of 20 hours per week. However, due to the nature of an academic environment, the load may vary from about 15 to 25 hours per week. During the rest of the time, the fellows are encouraged to conduct their research and will receive full support of the Academy and our partners. We expect the fellows to present their research to the students and the greater audience during the fellowship period with us.

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

Interested applicants should submit their CV, letter confirming availability of funds for research, a short summary of their research project, and two letters of reference from people familiar with the candidate's academic work to Ms. Dinara Asanbaeva by e-mail: d.asanbaeva@osce-academy.net until April 15, 2009. With any questions on this call, please contact Ms. Dinara Asanbaeva by e-mail: d.asanbaeva@osce-academy.net or by phone: +996 312 541200.

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

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CFP: Central Europe 1989: Lessons and Legacies, 10/16-18/2009, KS

As part of a semester-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of Communism in East Central Europe, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas announces a conference, "Central Europe 1989: Lessons and Legacies," to be held in Lawrence, KS, October 16-18, 2009. We invite 250-word abstracts dealing with the question of transition and change in Central Europe as it relates to discourses, narratives, myths of identity in a variety of areas, including but not exclusively culture, literature and film, gender, ethnicity, civil and state structures, environment, economy. Historical and political contextualizations of the "Turn" are also welcome. Please email your abstract by May 1, 2009, to: crees@ku.edu (and put "CE1989" in the subject line), or mail to: CE1989, CREES, University of Kansas, 320 Bailey Hall, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045.

Possible topics include:
1. meanings of revolution (society, arts, science, technology, environment, etc.)
2. transition (and its discontents)
3. myths of identity
4. discourses of change
5. thinking and rethinking history
6. (re)defining Central Europe
7. structures of political change
8. institutional design

Nathaniel D. Wood, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Eastern European History
Department of History
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence KS 66045
tel. 785 864 9458
fax 785 864 5946

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European Social Science History Conference, 13-16 April 2010, Ghent, Belgium

Deadline: 1 May 2009

The European Social Science History Conference (ESSCH) is the largest Europe based conference for historians and social scientists in all fields, gathering more than 1000 participants every second year. The next European Social Science History Conference will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from the 13th to the 16th of April 2010. The Gender and Women Network is one of the largest networks of the ESSCH. Seventeen sessions are scheduled for the next conference.

We would like invite all scholars working in this field to consider applying with a paper, a panel or a roundtable proposal for this conference. Please register your proposal at http://www.iisg.nl/esshc/
The deadline is 1 May 2009.

Below you will find a list of possible themes, but these are by no means meant as limiting. On the contrary, feel free to suggest other themes (NB! for all themes we especially appreciate panels that bring together perspectives from different national/regional contexts).
* Gender and body politics (war mass rape, sterilizations, human rights, etc…)
* The impact of post structuralism on women’s and gender history and social sciences.
* Feminisms (transnational and international organizing, transfer of ideas, the Women’s Movement of the 1970’s, etc…)
* Feminism and Communism (everyday life and gender under communist regimes, feminists and communism, Marxist feminism, etc…)
* Gender and labor (the impact of the new global division of work and of the new organization of work, gender and suffering at work, etc…)
* Imperial feminisms
* Theory and historiography
* Gender /memory/public history
* Masculinities
* Prominent recent books in the field (‘meet the author’ sessions)

We especially welcome contributions dealing with Latin America, East-Central- and South East Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The coordinators of the Women and Gender network,
Maria Bucur, Indiana University, USA, mbucur@indiana.edu
Elisabeth Elgán, Södertörn University, Sweden, elisabeth.elgan@sh.se

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Summer study: BALSSI 2009 at UW-Madison

deadline: April 13, 2009

BALSSI 2009 at UW-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the
Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison will host the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) in the summer of 2009 (June 15-August 7, 2009). Elementary Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian language courses will be offered, as well as lectures (in English) on Baltic history and culture and a rich program of cultural events related to the Baltic countries. Information and application materials are available on the BALSSI Web site:
www.creeca.wisc.edu/balssi. (Application deadline: April 13, 2009).

BALSSI is sponsored by a consortium of twelve US universities and
receives additional support from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. For further information about BALSSI 2009, please
contact Nancy Heingartner, BALSSI program coordinator,
balssi@creeca.wisc.edu, 1-608-262-3379.

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January 29, 2009

Job: Slavonic Studies, Cambridge

Closing Date: Monday, 02 February 2009

Cambridge University

University of Cambridge
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
Department of Slavonic Studies
Lecturer in Slavonic Studies

Salary: £36,532-£46,278 pa

Limit of Tenure applies*

The Department of Slavonic Studies is seeking to appoint a temporary Lecturer in Slavonic Studies for three years with effect from 1 September 2009. Candidates should be able to teach Russian language at all levels, Russian literature and culture since 1800, and be willing to take an active part in general Departmental administration and examining. The postholder will be expected to teach undergraduate and research students in the area of Slavonic Studies and in the Faculty's postgraduate MPhil courses where appropriate. Candidates should have a record of - or clearly demonstrate the potential for - outstanding research in a relevant field.

Completed applications, including a PD18 form (available at www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/pd18/), a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the names and addresses of three referees who are familiar with the applicant’s work in the relevant field, should be sent to Secretary to the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA [or by e-mail: slavon@hermes.cam.ac.uk] by the closing date of 02 February 2009. Applicants are requested to ask their referees to write directly by the same date.

The current scale of stipends is £36,532-£46,278. The post is pensionable. The appointment will run from 1 September 2009 and is subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period 18 months.

Further particulars may be found at www.mml.cam.ac.uk/jobs/slavlecturer.pdf.

You are invited to seek further information by consulting the Departmental website or contacting Dr Chris Ward, Head of Department, email: cew23@cam.ac.uk

* The funds for this post are available from 1 September 2009 until 31/08/2012.

Quote Reference: GR04245
Presentations and Interview Date: Friday, 06 March 2009

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Contact Info:

Secretary to the Appointments Committee
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

OR by e-mail: slavon@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Website: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/slavonic/


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January 23, 2009

Post-doc: Humanities or Social Sciences, Stanford

Stanford University , Humanities or Social Sciences - Post-doctoral Fellows and Lecturers

Humanities
World History
Western Civilization
Social and Cultural History
Russian/Soviet History
Religious Studies
Literature
Film
European Studies
European History
Early Modern History
Classical Studies
Anthropology/Archaeology

Stanford University is accepting applications for 6-8 fellowships and 1-2 lecturers for 2009-10.

Post-doctoral Fellows in Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) lead seminar discussions for courses that fulfill Stanford’s liberal arts requirement for freshmen, following the curricular tradition first established at Stanford in 1919.

Post-doctoral Lecturers in the Program in Structured Liberal Education (SLE) formally teach freshmen in their residence and informally interact with students at meals and in other residential settings.
Founded in 1977, the SLE curriculum fulfills undergraduate requirements in the liberal arts, in Writing and Rhetoric and in the humanities.

Positions are open to scholars in all humanistic disciplines who will have filed for their Ph.D. no later than June 30, 2009. IHUM Fellows and SLE Lecturers are appointed September 1, 2009 for a one-year term renewable for two additional years, with a starting salary of at least $49,000 and supplemental stipends of at least $1800 for research and scholarship.

Eligible candidates demonstrate a strong record of humanities scholarship and teaching excellence. Other desired qualifications are: experience in teaching first-year university students; interdisciplinary research and/or teaching experience; familiarity with team-teaching; and experience in writing instruction.

Applications due February 28, 2009, with decisions announced in late May.

http://ihum.stanford.edu/fellows/applicants.html

Contact Info:

IHUM Search Committee
590 Escondido Mall
Sweet Hall 226
Stanford, CA 94305-3068

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Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wittenburg U

The Department of Sociology invites applications from sociology PhDs
for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2009.
The department seeks a person with teaching and research focus in
deviance and criminology who can teach methodology from a
quantitative and a qualitative perspective. Department faculty have
opportunities to teach occasional topics and honors courses, the
introductory course creatively, and the first-year university-wide
seminar. The Department is composed of five tenure-track sociology
lines and one anthropology line, with anthropological courses included
as part of the Sociology major. The Department requires a capstone
thesis in which majors are guided through a research project and
present findings during a public colloquium. Departmental offerings
contribute to interdepartmental programs such as Africana Studies,
Women's Studies, Russian and Central Eurasian Studies, and East
Asian Studies. Faculty members are expected to have a well-
rounded professional career, including research and service
components Wittenberg is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates as we are committed to creating an ethnically and culturally diverse community.

Send applications (including letter, curriculum vitae, two-page
statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three reference letters) to Keith Doubt, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Wittenberg University, P.O. Box 720, Springfield, OH 45501; (937) 327-7500. Applications received by January 30th, 2009 will fall into the initial pool. Review of applications, however, will continue until a suitable candidate has been selected.

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Assistant Professor of Applied Russian Linguistics, Rhodes College

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in
Applied Linguistics to begin in August of 2009. The successful
applicant will manage the Language Learning Center and teach
language courses in Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish
depending on the area of expertise. Preferred areas of specialization
are SLA studies, language pedagogy, and computer-assisted
language learning. The person hired into this position will help us
re-configure our Language Learning Center (LLC) in a new building,
oversee the operation of the center, train and supervise undergraduate
employees, provide on-going training and support for the faculty in
MLL on integrating new language learning pedagogies into their
classes, and teach three classes a year in the appropriate
language curriculum.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in a foreign language,
CALL or instructional technology, applied linguistics, or second-
language instruction by June of 2009. A record of excellence in
teaching language at the American university/college level, and
evidence of scholarly achievement or promise are essential.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of
technology used in instruction are necessary to this position and
grant writing experience is desirable.

Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their qualifications
and experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement on their vision of a
Language Learning Center at a small Liberal Arts College in the
early 21st century, evidence of teaching quality, and - under separate
cover - three letters of recommendation. Please send all application
materials to Dr. Michelle Mattson, Department of Modern Languages
and Literatures, Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis,
TN 38112. Review of applications will begin February 15th, 2009
and continue until the position is filled.

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Professor of Russian Studies, Aarhus University

The Department of History and Area Studies invites applications for an
assistant professorship in Russian studies. The position is tenable
from August 1, 2009.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent and document research
qualifications within the field of modern Russian cultural studies
(literature, film, media, youth culture, or related fields). Applicants must furthermore demonstrate strong language skills in Russian.

An assessment committee will evaluate the applicants, who must
demonstrate a scholarly production equivalent to the Ph.D. level and
have sound records of pedagogical skills (preferably including teaching in English). The successful candidate must be able and prepared to teach broadly in the fields of Russian culture. The Department views Russian Studies as an integrated part of European and East European studies and therefore desires a candidate who is able to situate his/her interest, research and teaching of Russian culture in a broader geographical and cultural context.

Teaching at the Department is conducted in Danish and English.
Applicants without any knowledge of Danish are required, if appointed,
to acquire within two years a sufficient level of proficiency in the
language to be able to participate in all the activities of the
Department.

It is expected that the person appointed will be present at the
Department on a normal daily basis.

Prospective candidates are invited to view the Institute's web pages
at http://www.iho.au.dk/en

Informal inquiries may be directed to Head of Institute Jan Ifversen,
tel +45 8942 6492, email kultji@hum.au.dk

The Institute of History and Area Studies comprises four departments,
the Department of Asian Studies, the Department of East European
Studies, the Department of European Studies and the Department of
History and offers programmes in history, European Studies (including
East European Studies), South Asian Studies, Chinese and Japanese.
The institute haApplicants must submit curriculum vitae, a list of publications (CD-rom), documentation of teaching experience and other qualifications and 3 copies of a maximum of 5 publications to be considered in the evaluation. For further information see
http://www.humaniora.au.dk/en/news/jobs

Closing date: Deadline for applications: Monday 2 March 2009,
12 o'clock noon.

Please mark the application: 2009-212/1-160

Aarhus University offers a good and inspiring education and research
environment for 35,000 students and 8,500 members of staff, who
produce academic results of a high international standard. The
budgeted turnover for 2009 amounts to EUR 700 million. The
university's strategy and development contract are available at
www.au.dk.

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Lecturer in Old Church Slavonic Philology, U of Ghent Ghent, Netherlands

Lecturer in Old Church Slavonic Philology, U of Ghent Ghent, Netherlands

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy - a full-time vacancy as Professor in
the rank of Lecturer (docent) or Professor in the rank of Senior
Lecturer(hoofddocent) in the field of Old Church Slavonic Philology and cultural history of the Slavic Middle Ages.

The faculty of Arts and Philosophy has a vacancy for a professorship,
starting from October 1, 2009. It concerns a position as full-time Professor in the rank of Lecturer (docent) or Professor in the rank of Senior Lecturer (hoofddocent) in the Department of Slavonic en East-European studies, charged with academic teaching (in Dutch), scientific research and carrying
out scientific duties in the field of Old Church Slavonic Philology and cultural history of the Slavic Middle Ages.

Profile:

--on the day of application, candidates should hold a PhD or a degree
recognized as equivalent, with a doctoral thesis in the field of study
concerned;

--candidates are required to have research experience in the field of
study concerned, proved by contributions to national and international
conferences and by recent publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and/or books;

assets:

- knowledge of ancient Greek;
- knowledge of one or more modern Slavic languages;
- having proved experience in international mobility, amongst others
through participation in research programs at research institutions not linked to the university where the higorganizational and
communicative skill for teaching at an academic level.

The candidates are requested to submit:

--the necessary attestations of competence (copies of degrees);
--an outline (of max. 1500 words) explaining their views on academic
teaching, research and service in relation to this vacancy.

Selection procedure:

1. candidates will be short-listed on the basis of their curriculum
vitae bibliography a
nd the outline;
2. short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview, on the
basis of which the final
selection will be made.

More detailed information on this vacancy can be obtained at prof.
Raymond Detrez
(phone: +32 (9) 264 38 48, e-mail raymond.detrez@ugent.be.

In principle this full-time position will lead to a tenured position.
However, in the case of a first appointment as professor, the Board of Governors of Ghent University may decide to appoint the candidate for a maximum period of three years, after which he/she may be eligible for tenure following a positive evaluation. As teaching at
Ghent University is mostly in Dutch, such evaluation may include the
acquired ability to teach in Dutch.

Depending on the specific profile of the selected candidate, the rank of Senior Lecturer or Lecturer will be granted.

Applications must be sent in duplicate by registered mail to the rector of Ghent University, Rectorate building, Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Ghent, using the specific application forms Autonomous Academic Staff ("ZAP"), including the necessary attestations of competence (copies of degrees), the 4th of Feburary,
2009 at the latest.

The application forms for Autonomous Academic Staff (ZAP)

--can be obtained at Ghent University, Department of Personnel and
Organization, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Gent.
--can be requested by phone: +32 (0) 9 264 31 29 or + 32 (0) 9 264 31
30.
--can be downloaded from the internet:
http://www.ugent.be/nl/werken/aanwerving/formulieren/

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ASU Critical Languages Institute Tempe, Az

ASU Critical Languages Institute Tempe, Az

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute seeks
to appoint a faculty associate to teach intensive Advanced Russian
during the summer 2009 session of the Critical Languages Institute
in Tempe, Arizona. Candidates must have a Master‚s degree in
Russian language or a closely related field; possess native or near-
native proficiency in both Russian and English; and demonstrate
the ability to teach an intensive advanced course in the Russian
language. Preferred candidates will be at least ABD, have experience
teaching Russian to non-Russian speakers and will be able to lead
cultural programming with a diverse group of CLI students. The
successful candidate will teach Russian four hours daily for eight
weeks and will be called upon to contribute to the institute cultural
programming.

Deadline for completed applications: January 20, 2009. Applications received by that date will have first priority. If not filled applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Application package must include a detailed letter of interest stating
qualifications and teaching experience; a CV; and a list of three
references. Materials should be sent to Advanced Russian Search Committee, Critical Languages Institute, PO Box 874202, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4202 or they may be sent electronically to cli@asu.edu.

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CfP Journal: Slovo, Volume 21.2

Slovo is an inter-disciplinary journal of Russian, Eurasian and East European affairs published by postgraduates of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
__________________________________________________________

CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 21.2 (Autumn 2009)
Deadline: 14th March 2009
Contact: slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk

Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and review articles are welcome from all research students and academics.

Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent via e-mail attachment (slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk) or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA Style guide in advance of submission (available for download for free from the MHRA website). All manuscripts are refereed and undergo a review process. Contributions submitted must not be under consideration by other publications at the time of submission. The editors reserve the right to make any changes thought to be necessary or appropriate to typescripts accepted for publication. A duplicate should be retained by the author. No disks or hard copies shall be returned. The maximum length for consideration of an article is 6,000 – 8,000 words (including footnotes), and 700 words for a review.

For more information about Slovo visit our website:
http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/slovo.htm

Not ready to submit an article? Then why not write a book or film
review? Contact Slovo for more details.

Anna Rebmann
Executive Editor, Slovo 2008-09

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CfP: Implications of the Global Economic Crisis, 05/22-23/2009, Bucharest

Deadline: March 31, 2009

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES (SNSPA)
3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE22-23 May 2009, Bucharest, Romania

Call for papers

IMPLICATIONS OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS
The current global economic crisis has changed the economic and political landscape. It shaped policy decisions, it brought recession in major economies, but most important it challenged capitalism, the way we knew it, as market failures required massive state interventions in US and EU.
The 3rd International Conference of SNSPA, a leading university in Romania, focuses on the implications of the global economic crisis in international relations, political science, public administration, and mass communication - which are the main academic and research areas of SNSPA.

For more information on the conference and submissions, see http://www.snspa.ro/Noutati/conf_gec.htm
The deadline for full paper submissions is Tuesday March 31st, 2009. Authors of the accepted papers will be notified by Wednesday April 15th, 2009.

Papers should be around 4500 words in length. Papers can be submitted in English, French, or Romanian.

The conference venue is SNSPA, 6-8 Povernei St (centrally located, close to Victoriei Square), Bucharest (www.snspa.ro).

OVIDIU PALCU
PhD Candidate
University of Athens
Faculty of Political Science
mobile phone: 0030-6978696257
www.uoa.gr
http://ovidiupalcu.blogspot.com
www.communityvoice.gr
www.moldova.gr
www.migrationpolicy.com

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Post-Doc: Fellowship at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago invites applications from candidates in Slavic languages and media studies for a two year, post-doctoral fellowship-instructorship, running from Fall 2009 to Spring 2011. Candidates should work in one or more of the major Slavic languages and cultures(including Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Polish, and Russian) with a research emphasis on the theory and practice of contemporary media, which could include contemporary cinema and print in addition to television, popular music and digital media.

The committee welcomes applications from candidates with degrees in various disciplines, including Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Music, Sociology, or Slavic Languages and Literatures, as long as their work displays theoretical sophistication and focuses on
contemporary media culture.

Appointed as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor, the successful candidate will be expected to teach two quarter-length courses of his/her own devising, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students, in each year of the two award years. It is
anticipated that the Fellow will work closely with other relevant programs within the University to help establish the University of Chicago as a leader in this emerging field. The Fellows will be matched with one or more faculty mentors to ensure that the two years in residence at the University are of maximum benefit to the Fellows' research agenda and career path. This is a residential fellowship; persons holding tenure-track appointments are ineligible to apply, and candidates must have received their Ph.D. within the five academic years previous to the year of award.

Applicants should submit a CV, transcripts, samples of scholarly writing, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter in hard copy to:

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539

E-mails and faxes will not be considered. Review of applications will begin on 2 February 2009.

The University of Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer

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CfP Yearbook: Effects of migration on demographic change and population composition in Europe

deadline April 15, 2009
Call for Papers
Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research
"Effects of migration on demographic change and population composition in Europe"

In December 2008, the Vienna Institute of Demography held its annual conference focusing on the effects of migration on population structures in Europe. We are pleased to inform you that the Editorial Board of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research decided to produce a special issue of the Yearbook dedicated to the topic of this conference, which, however, will not be limited to papers presented at the conference.

David Coleman from Oxford University and Dalkhat Ediev from the Vienna Institute of Demography kindly agreed to serve as guest editors for this special issue.

We invite you to submit a paper to the Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research "Effects of migration on demographic change and population composition in Europe" planned to be published in 2009.

Submissions must meet the requirements of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research
http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/Guidelines_for_Authors.pdfThe deadline for submissions is 15 April 2009. Please send your paper and enquiries to populationyearbook@oeaw.ac.at

All submissions will be subject to international peer review. As the publishing schedule is rather tight, early submission will facilitate completing the reviewing process in time.

Editorial Board of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research

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Jobs: Minority Rights Group Europe - Budapest

Deadline for applications: Monday, 26 January 2009.

Job openings at Minority Rights Group Europe Budapest office:

Job No. 1. Head of Europe and Central Asia Programmes/Managing Director, Minority Rights Group Europe

Details see below

Job. No. 2. Media Officer - Hungary

We consider fully completed application forms emailed to ildiko.magyar@mrgmail.org before the deadline.

Full application pack and details can be downloaded from

http://www.minorityrights.org/7646/employment-opportunities-amp-internships/employment-opportunities-internships.html

No telephone or email enquiries please.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified about the date and time of the interviews.

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CFP: European Cinema Conference, 07/09-12/2009, SUNY

Please respond with questions or a proposal to Ingeborg Majer-O'Sickey (imos@binghamton.edu ) or Brian Wall (bwall@binghamton.edu ) by February 15, 2009.

The Department of German and Russian Studies and the Department of Cinema at Binghamton University (SUNY) will host the Annual Conference of the European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)
July 9-12, 2009

EUROPEAN CINEMA: EXPERIMENT, MAINSTREAM AND PRAXIS

The conference will explore European Cinema, looking at those films and directors, movements and aesthetics that might be considered "Art House," and considering whether these work with or against European "mainstream" cinema. The conference will consider both theory and praxis, and explore the nature of European cinema, both present and past, through the works of directors, movements and ideas that have informed these cinemas. Participants are invited to consider such areas as European cinema and its engagement with border crossings between European and other cinemas; representations of intersections of (trans)gender, sexuality and race in European cinemas; New Cinemas in Europe; European filmmaking praxis and European production ideas, and more.

Papers should be thirty minutes (including clips). We look forward to
your proposal (ca. 2 pages) by February 15, 2008 to Ingeborg Majer-O'Sickey (imos@binghamton.edu) and Brian Wall (bwall@binghamton.edu).

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Job: Russian Studies (Aarhus University, Denmark)


http://www.h-net.org/jobs/display_job.php?jobID=38263


Aarhus University - Assistant Professor, Russian Studies

Assistant Professor in Russian Studies
The Institute of History and Area Studies
Reference number 2009-212/1-160

The Department of History and Area Studies invites applications for an
assistant professorship in Russian studies. The position is tenable from August 1, 2009.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent and document research
qualifications within the field of modern Russian cultural studies
(literature, film, media, youth culture, or related fields). Applicants must furthermore demonstrate strong language skills in Russian.

An assessment committee will evaluate the applicants, who must
demonstrate a scholarly production equivalent to the Ph.D. level and
have sound records of pedagogical skills (preferably including teaching in English). The successful candidate must be able and prepared to teach broadly in the fields of Russian culture. The Department views Russian Studies as an integrated part of European and East European studies and therefore desires a candidate who is able to situate his/her interest, research and teaching of Russian culture in a broader geographical and cultural context.

Teaching at the Department is conducted in Danish and English.
Applicants without any knowledge of Danish are required, if appointed,
to acquire within two years a sufficient level of proficiency in the
language to be able to participate in all the activities of the
Department.

It is expected that the person appointed will be present at the
Department on a normal daily basis.

Prospective candidates are invited to view the Institute's web pages at http://www.iho.au.dk/en

Informal inquiries may be directed to Head of Institute Jan Ifversen,
tel +45 8942 6492, email kultji@hum.au.dk
The Institute of History and Area Studies comprises four departments,
the Department of Asian Studies, the Department of East European
Studies, the Department of European Studies and the Department of
History and offers programmes in history, European Studies (including
East European Studies), South Asian Studies, Chinese and Japanese. The
institute has an academic staff of around 50 and some 900 students.

All are invited to apply, regardless of age, gender, race, religion and ethnicity.
Applicants must submit curriculum vitae, a list of publications
(CD-rom), documentation of teaching experience and other qualifications and 3 copies of a maximum of 5 publications to be considered in the evaluation. For further information see
http://www.humaniora.au.dk/en/news/jobs

The Faculty refers to the Ministerial Order No. 92 of 15. February 2008 about the appointment of teaching and research staff at Danish
universities. (No English version) Salary and other terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Organizations, including the agreed-upon job structure. The letter of application (marked with the number mentioned below) should be addressed to the Aarhus University, Journalkontoret, Ndr. Ringgade 1, DK-8000 Aarhus C. Publications (also marked with the number mentioned below) should be sent to the Institute of History and Area Studies, Aarhus University, Building 1410, Ndr. Ringgade, DK-8000 Aarhus C.
Closing date: Deadline for applications: Monday 2 March 2009, 12 o'clock noon.
Please mark the application: 2009-212/1-160

Aarhus University offers a good and inspiring education and research
environment for 35,000 students and 8,500 members of staff, who produce academic results of a high international standard. The budgeted turnover for 2009 amounts to EUR 700 million. The university's strategy and development contract are available at www.au.dk.


Contact Info:
Aarhus University
Journalkontoret
Ndr. Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

Website: http://www.au.dk/index.jsp

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JOB- Consultant for Labor Market Survey, IRC North Caucasus

JOB- Consultant for Labor Market Survey, IRC North Caucasus

Terms Of Reference

External Consultant: Labor Market Survey in Chechnya

Planned start date: as soon as possible

Title of the project: Vperyod (Get Ahead): A pilot program expanding
economic opportunity in war-affected areas of the North Caucasus

Since summer 2006 IRC has been implementing the program Vperyod which
aims to expand grassroots economic opportunity and boost employability for vulnerable people in war-affected communities of Chechnya. The program represents the first initiative to integrate vocational training and micro-business/SME development activity in these war-affected areas of the North Caucasus.

The program has two major objectives:

1. Entrepreneurs in Chechnya benefit from an improved environment for
small business establishment and development.

2. Vulnerable youth in Chechnya have improved employment opportunities.

In 2006, IRC, in partnership with the East-West Institute, conducted a labor market survey and built its program activities based on survey results. However, Chechnya is currently undergoing large scale state investment in infrastructure development, and recovery in urban areas is continuing to progress swiftly, including the start-up of SMEs. Therefore, IRC believes the revised Labor Market Survey is necessary to better understand existent gaps at the local market and better address these gaps. The results of this survey will inform the
implementation of this program and will also be dissimilated widely
among state and non-state actors in this field.

This survey aims to:

* Identify current gaps at the local market and determine demand for
certain professions to inform design of vocational courses for young men and women. The survey will pay particular attention to current key state and non-state stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education,Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Small Business and the role they can play in supporting improved youth employability.
* Determine training interests of female youth and where they
correspond with the demands of local economy to ensure adequate
vocational training and work placement opportunities for female youth.
* Conduct comprehensive research on general operating environment for micro-, small, and medium businesses, in particular the obstacles and challenges.
* Identify development needs within small and medium businesses in
terms of capital, training, etc.
* Make recommendations to strengthen market-led vocational training
and SME enterprise development programming.

Required Outputs of Survey

A final report that includes:
* An Executive Summary;
* Methodology used;
* Analysis of the labor market and SME environment
* Main findings;
* Key short term and long term recommendations for future programming
in the fields of vocational training and support to small business;
* If appropriate identify additional opportunities for IRC to support
economic recovery in Chechnya, and potential constraints.
* Survey summary

Debriefing of IRC Country Director and IRC program team on the main
findings of the survey and recommendations.

Scope of Work

Pre-Visit:
* Review all relevant program documentation including previous labor
market survey reports by IRC and other international organizations.
* Review all IRC documentation on surveys
* Determine, in consultation with Northern Caucasus Program
Coordinator, Learning and Livelihood Coordinator, Development
Technical Unit and IRC Research Evaluation and Learning Unit, the most appropriate methods for conducting the survey and preparatory work needed. Prepare plan for approval by IRC incorporating: data
collection methods, data collection instruments, resources required
and plans to ensure ethical data collection.

Visit: Conduct program site visits and agreed methodology with Program Coordinator, Learning and Livelihood Coordinator, beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Provide feedback to IRC throughout visit and share summary of the
survey results, observations, and recommendations with IRC management
and key program staff before departure.

Note: The consultant will be responsible for following Ethical
Considerations, which include but not limited to obtaining informed
consent from the survey participants.

Post-Visit: Prepare draft of the labor market survey summary report
and share it with IRC Northern Caucasus. The draft report will be
subject to discussion by relevant program staff.

After that, the consultant will prepare a Final Summary Report to be
formally presented to IRC for submission to donors, within 30 days of
visit-end. The report format will be agreed upon during the visit with the country program.

Qualification and Experience of the required consultant: The
consultant should have at least a master's degree in an area related
to the nature of this consultancy, background in community-based
economic development and capacity-building of local enterprises and/or entrepreneurs, experience in labor market surveys, willingness to work in an insecure environment and follow strict security protocols.

Duration of visit: 2-3 weeks

Other details: IRC Northern Caucasus will arrange all domestic
transport and accommodation, provide a mobile phone for use during the visit, and provide translation as necessary for field work. The
consultant should bring his/her own laptop computer. The consultant
will receive a security briefing prior to arrival and promptly upon
arrival in the country. The consultant is required to abide by IRC
Northern Caucasus Security Protocol.

Qualifications and key competencies:

Required:
* Advanced University Degree or equivalent
* Technical expertise (previous experience with labor market surveys,vocational training, economic recovery, and SME development, ideally in a post-conflict environment)
* Excellent analytical skills,
* Computer literacy
* Ability and willingness to work and travel in high security environments

Desired:
* Fluency in written and spoken Russian and English
* Previous working experience in the Caucasus

All interested applicants should submit their CV and Application
Letter, including daily fee rate in US Dollars, and availability dates to Tatyana.Shin@theIRC.org by January 21, 2009. Interviews will be conducted only until the position is filled.

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Fellowships for Language Study in Eurasia

GRANT- Fellowships for Language Study in Eurasia, ACTR/ACCELS

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the Summer 2009 Eurasian Regional Language Program for language study in Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova.

Applications for the Summer 2009 program are due March 1st. Applications are now available for download from the American Councils website:
http://www.americancouncils.org.

Fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Recent program participants have also 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).

Recent Eurasian Regional Language Program participants have studied:

Azeri in Baku;
Georgian and Chechen in Tbilisi;
Kazakh in Almaty;
Kyrgyz in Bishkek;
Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki) and Uzbek in Dushanbe; and
Ukrainian in Kyiv

Programs also available for the study of Armenian, Buryat, Chechen,
Pashto, Romanian, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvan, and Yakut. Please note that
some languages are offered in more than one country.

The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students,
advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive
instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may enroll in
semester, academic year, or summer programs. All courses are conducted by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions. Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in the target language, Russian, or a language related to the target language are eligible to apply to the program.

Courses are designed to strengthen participants' oral, listening,
reading and writing proficiency in the language of study. Participants
receive approximately fifteen hours per week of in-class instruction in the target language. Courses in history, literature, and politics are also available for advanced speakers. Other program features include peer tutoring, housing with local host families, and graduate- or undergraduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

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

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


Brita Ericson
Information and Outreach Officer
American Councils for International Education: ACTR-ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
202-572-9102

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JOB- Head of Mission, Action Contre La Faim, Vladikavkaz, North Caucasus

JOB- Head of Mission, Action Contre La Faim, Vladikavkaz, North Caucasus

Head of Mission with Action Contre La Faim

We are looking for: A HEAD OF MISSION (M/F)

Location: NORTH CAUCASUS Vladikavkaz

Closing date: 13 Apr 2009

General Objective: Responsible for the project of supporting a local
partner NGO to reach autonomy from Action contre la Faim by the end of 2009. As such, he supervises the capacity building of the local
partner and trains himself in pre-defined sectors, supervises
activities that are put in place by local partner NGO, ensures
financing continuity, organizes the allocation of available resources, guarantees that the ethical and operational principles of Action Contre la Faim (ACF) are respected.

Qualification and previous experience:

- Previous experience in humanitarian organisation as a Head of mission
- Previous experience in coordination of administration department
(Finance & Human Resources)
- English mandatory

Competences:

Initiative and problem solving skills:

- Working with all the different actors requires being good at public
relations as well as mind-openness and diplomacy.
- Ability to capitalise on past experience and information available
within the organisation in order to become self-sufficient and
autonomous quickly
- Ability to take initiative where appropriate to deal with
difficulties encountered in daily work

Adaptability and flexibility:

- Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing
situation within a mission or the organisation itself
- Ability to work within a fluid situation (changes within the team,
location of programmes)
- Willingness to live and work within a team and respect the rules of
collective living

Motivation and involvement:

- Motivation and commitment to humanitarian ideals
- Interest in involvement beyond the job i.e. active involvement in
the ethos of the organisation itself
- Ability to integrate into the local environment including awareness
of political and economic aspects of the country

Professionalism and Management:

- Ability to conduct work in a professional and mature manner
- Ability to deal with relation with local authorities as a
representative of Action contre la Faim
- Ability to manage local staff in a mature and impartial manner

Status: Fixed-term work contract

Length of contract: 1 year

Personalised training provided before leaving on mission

All expenses paid in the field: travel out/return, collective
accommodation, meals and living expenses allowance. We pay the costs
of social security, complementary health and repatriation insurance

Salary: 1.750 euros gross per month paid into your home bank account

Application Process:
CV and Motivation letter to be sent to:
Recruitment officer
4, rue Niepce
75662 Paris cedex 14
or: recrutementvolontaires@actioncontrelafaim.org

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JOB: OSCE, Yerevan

PAE Government Services, under contract for the US Department of
State, is seeking qualified US-citizen applicants for a position
within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Deputy Head of Office, Yerevan, Armenia
Vacancy # VNARMS00041
Political Affairs, Senior Management
Deadline for applications: 02/11/2009
Link to the job description:
https://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=3188

Applicants should pay close attention to the mandatory requirements of the position and be sure to tailor their applications to the vacancy notice to improve their chances of consideration. Internships are not counted by the OSCE as contributing to the total years of experience.

To apply, please fill out an application at www.pae-react.com using
the Vacancy Number indicated in the vacancy notice. PAE will then
reply to short-listed applicants to discuss the details of the
position. Only finalists will be contacted.

To verify whether your application was received, close your
application and then re-enter it. If the vacancy number still appears
in the vacancy notice slot, your application will be reviewed.
Indications of interest should be received no later than two business
days prior to the closing date.

Citizens of other OSCE participating states wishing to apply should do so directly with their Foreign Ministry. Green Card holders, asylum holders and other non-citizens are not eligible to be nominated by the United States.

Inessa Matova
Recruiting Manager
PAE Government Services, INC
REACT Program
1601 North Kent Street, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: 703.717.6056
Fax: 703.717.6199
Email: Imatova@paegroup.com

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Fellowship: "United Europe - Divided Memory" or "Religion and Secularism", Vienna

Junior Visiting Fellowships "United Europe - Divided Memora" and "Religion and Secularism"

Fellowship Deadline: 2009-04-16
Fellowship opportunity for Ph.D. candidates and Post-Docs


Scholars working on projects related to the topics "United Europe - Divided Memory" or "Religion and Secularism" are invited to spend six months in residence at the IWM in Vienna.

The fellows will receive a stipend of 10,500 EUROS for Ph.D. candidates or 15,000 EUROS for Post-Docs to cover travel, accomodation in Vienna, health insurance and incidentals. The IWM will provide fellows with an office and access to e-mail and internet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna.

Please refer to our website www.iwm.at, "Fellowships", "Junior Visiting Fellowships" to learn the details of application procedure and documents required.


Mary Nicklas
Institute for Human Sciences
Spittelauer Laende 3
1090 Vienna
Austria

Email: nicklas@iwm.at

Visit the website at http://www.iwm.at/fellowships.htm


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CfP: Religion in the History of European Culture, 09/14-17/2009. Messina

European Association for the Study of Religions
9th Annual Conference
Special IAHR Conference

European Association for the Study of Religions
Italian Society for the History of Religions

and

University of Messina
Department for the Study of
Late Antiquity, Middle Age and Humanism

Religion in the History of European Culture
14 to 17 September 2009, University of Messina, Italy

The deadline for the submission of communications and panels is March 2009. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 May 2009. The Conference languages are: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish. The official language for conference information and for the Keynotes is English.

Call for Papers
http://ww2.unime.it/easr09/eng/index.html

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CfP: University Theatre in SEE, 04/01-03/2009, Zagreb

We invite all theatre theorists and practitioners, students and university professors as well as any other interested parties to register for the conference on the topic of theatre in university centres in South-Eastern Europe (tendencies and perspectives of student theatre activities and cooperation and networking opportunities) which will be held in Zagreb 1 - 3 April 2009 within the Test!9 Festival. www.test.hr

Attending the festivals and watching the theatre work at universities in Belgrade, Skopje, Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Priština, Sofia, Zagreb, and elsewhere, we were thrilled with creativity, enthusiasm, energy, skills and modernity of student theatre artists. Their performances are coming deeply from their cultural background and personal experience that makes them extraordinary and somehow different from the rest of the Europe. It is a heritage which still needs proper cultural and sociological studies. We believe that a regional network of student (university) theatre will make it possible.

Therefore the main objectives of the Conference within the frame of Test!9, as we conceptualized it, is sharing experience and founding a network of people and organizations that make theatre/culture at universities in SEE. This centre/network/organization should help artists/students/professors to connect, share their work and collaborate within this network as well as towards the rest of the Europe/World.

Any abstract related to these themes is welcomed by the organizers.IUTA/AITU- International University Theatre Association, whose Test!9 is a member since 2000, encourage foundation of regional organizations. More about IUTA/AITU on: www.aitu-iuta.org

You can apply and ask questions about the Conference on: testzg.conference@gmail.com

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Summer Study Abroad: Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, Vladimir

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the Summer 2009 Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg.

Applications for the Summer 2009 program are due March 1st. Applications are now available for download from the American Councils website: http://www.americancouncils.org

Program Dates: June 2 - August 4, 2009

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 RLASP program provides 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. Students are also offered the chance to meet for two hours per week with peer tutors recruited from their host universities.

The Individualized Russian Language Program for Heritage Speakers and the Business Russian Language and Internship program are also available this summer. Please contact the Outbound Office or visit our website
www.acrussiaabroad.org for more details.

The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is offered for the Spring, Fall, or Academic Year as well.

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

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

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Study abroad: Russia summer abroad program

Application deadline is Feb. 15.

Georgia Tech faculty-led summer intensive program in Moscow

June 20 to Aug. 9

Minimum level is third-year. Students live in home stays with Russian families. Classes are at the governmental Academy of the National Economy (16 hours per week of intensive Russian and one course in English in International Affairs and Economics with top Russian scholars, final project in Russian, for a total of 9 credits). There is a cultural program including overnight trip to Vladimir and Suzdal. Group and classes are small.

Program fee is $4450 (includes home stay with daily breakfast and dinner, course materials, cultural program, visa, insurance, airport pickup on June 20 or 21). Students pay separately for airfare, lunches and tuition. Note, however, that tuition for out-of-state students is charged at the in-state rate of $1827 for nine Georgia Tech credits plus $250.

I have been very pleased with the program in its first year and impressed with our hosts at the Academy of the National Economy, who have many years of experience in arranging programs for some of America's best universities.

Scholarships will likely be available for ROTC students from other universities. ROTC students who wish to participate should inquire about these scholarships.

Our website can be found at
http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/lbat-program/russia/index.php
and a detailed brochure at
http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/lbat-program/russia/RussianStudy2009Moscow.pdf

For questions
sgoldberg@gatech.edu or phone (404-894-9251).

Stuart Goldberg

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CfP: International Council for CEE Studies, 07/26-31/2010, Stockholm

deadline Feb. 28, 2009
Call for Proposals

The VIII World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26-31 July 2010. The Swedish Society for the Study of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia invites all interested scholars to submit proposals for panels, papers and round-table discussions. These proposals should reflect the results of new research in the study of developments in the cultural, political, social and economic processes underway in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

2010 marks the 25th anniversary of Mikhail Gorbachev's appointment to the position of General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the Congress therefore considers it to be an opportune time to revisit his policies of glasnost and perestroika. Of special interest for the Congress are the cultural transformations that occur at times of intense political and economic change. At the same time, the present international situation poses new challenges, and the Congress seeks to organize a wide scholarly discussion of these developments. The processes of European integration and wider cooperation across Eurasia not only impact upon geographical spaces but also leave their mark upon cultural spaces. These processes make communication between languages, histories, religions, traditions, legacies and memories more complex. Humanities and social science scholars are therefore invited to reflect on how local cultural contexts react to, engage in, or resist globalization.

For more information about the general themes of the Congress, please
see: www.iccees2010.se

Deadline for panel proposals: 28 February 2009 Address for proposals: proposals@iccees2010.se
Abstract submission: 1 March - 30 October 2009
Registration: Beginning 1 July 2009
Address for abstracts and registration: www.iccees2010.se

Procedures for Proposals see http://www.iccees2010.se/

For guidelines regarding composition of panels, Congress languages, and so forth, please see the full Call for Proposals at the Congress webpage http://www.iccees2010.se/

Registration fees
See http://www.iccees2010.se/

For further information about payments, accommodation, registration, tours, and the scholarly aspects of the congress, see the Congress webpage.

WWW.ICCEES2010.SE

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Conference: Book of Royal Degrees and Russian Historical Consciousness, 02/26-28/2009, UCLA

UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites you to the upcoming conference, "The Book of Royal Degrees and Russian Historical Consciousness," starting Thursday, February 26, through Saturday, February 28, 2009.

This three-day international conference, organized by Professor Gail Lenhoff (Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA), celebrates the publication of a critical edition of Russia's first narrative history, The Book of Royal Degrees, produced in the Moscow metropolitan's scriptorium between 1555-1564, during the reign of Ivan the Terrible.

Invited speakers from Russia, Great Britain, France, Germany and the United States, representing various academic disciplines, will present papers on the book's treatment of Muscovite history, politics, theology, literary production, artistic subtexts and reception. Other questions to be considered include: 1) religion and governance; 2) preconditions for a "culture of history"; 3) ways in which pre-modern writers of history seek to understand, legitimize and influence the present; 4) the ways in which historical narratives such as The Book of Royal Degrees contribute to the rise of nationalism and the survival of absolute monarchies; and, 5) the uses of historical narratives in the building of a civil, democratic society.

The program is cosponsored by CMRS, the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, the UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research, and the UCLA Dean of Humanities.

Place: Royce Hall 314
Time: variable, consult the program schedule at
http://www.cmrs.ucla.edu/programs/russian_history_2009_program.pdf
Advance Registration: Not required
Fee: None
Please contact the Center for Medieval for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at 310-825-1880 or cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu if you have any questions.

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CfP Journal: Romanian Journal of European Affairs

Romanian Journal of European Affairsis a publication that deals with a wide range of topics pertaining to the realm of European Affairs. Its articles focus on issues ofsignificance in the EU today (institutional building, economic policies, energy, migration etc.), the effects of the European integration process on the new member states (with a particular focus on Romania) as well as the EU�s relations with other global actors.Issued on a quarterly basis by the European Institute of Romania, the journal has been largely distributed both in Romania and in universities and research centers across Europe and has also been included in various academic electronicdatabases.We warmly welcome submission of papers or book reviews.The ideal length of an article (in English or French) is from 4 000 to 8 000 words, including a 200-word abstract in English and a very briefautobiographical note. Book reviews should be no longer than 2 000 words. All articles should be presented in Microsoft Office Word format, Times New Roman, 12, at 1.5 lines, and will be sent to the address rjea@ier.ro or oana.mocanu@ier.ro mentioning "For RJEA". Contributions are welcomed at any time of the year and will be considered for the next issues.For more information, please visit www.ier.ro/rjea or contact us at rjea@ier.ro


OVIDIU PALCU

PhD Candidate
University of Athens
Faculty of Political Science

mobile phone: 0030-6978696257
www.uoa.gr
http://ovidiupalcu.blogspot.com
www.communityvoice.gr

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CfP: Concepts and Consequences of Multilingualism in Europe, 09/25-26/2009, Budapest

CALL FOR PAPERS

Budapest College of Communication and Business (BCCB), 2009, September 25-26
Organizers: Jolán Róka (Budapest College of Communication and Business) and László Marácz (University of Amsterdam)

Starting point

The European Union counts 27 member-states and it plays an important
role in the daily life of its 480 million citizens. Meanwhile the Union acknowledges 24 ‘national’ languages as official working languages. This number will probably continue to grow as the Union will be expanding in the coming years. What concepts are available for language policy within the Union? What concepts will be realistic to challenge uncontrollable multilingualism? Are there any lessons to be learned from multilingual empires and states in European history? The consequence of multilingual Europe is a ‘Babylonian’ Europe which raises a number of questions that should be addressed by scholars from several disciplines. The research of multilingualism in Europe requires all sorts of expertise and the application of research methods from different disciplines. Hence, the research will only offer deeper insights into the concepts and consequences of multilingual and Babylonian Europe if and only if legal experts, linguists, literati, historians, cultural analysts, (automatic)
translation experts, social and political scientists will tackle the
questions raised by the state of affairs.

The workshop would like to address the following questions. This list is not exhaustive. Any abstract related to the title of the workshop is welcomed by the organizers:

- Will it be possible to continue the project of European integration
with 24 national languages already being recognized?
- What are the lessons to be learned from multilingual European empires in the past, like the Habsburg Empire or ex-Yugoslavia where clear lingua franca were functioning?
- What is the legal status of language and languages in Europe?
- What is the relation between globalisation, lingua franca and language policy in the Union?
- What are the perspectives of regional, minority and endangered
languages in Europe?
- What are the consequences of Babylonian Europe for the communication
between European citizens; for the communication between European
citizens with the European institutions; and for the communication
within European institutions.
- What are the consequences of multilingualism concerning all sorts of
domains of society involving language, such as language education and
the judiciary.
- It is generally accepted that language is an important marker of
identity. But what is the national, regional or ethnic identity of
people being multilingual?
- What are the consequences of mobility and migration in the Union for
multilingualism?
- Media, performing arts and literature normally function in the context of a national language. By the absence of a common European language how are European media, performing arts and literature be represented.

Abstracts of maximum 300 words and a title should be handed in by email (l.k.maracz@uva.nl and jroka@bkf.hu) until the 15th of February 2009. On the basis of this, a selection of papers to be read in Budapest will then be made. After accepting, the authors will be instructed to have a written version ready of their paper before the workshop. The papers will be published in a separate English-language volume of the scientific journal Kommunikáció, Média, Gazdaság (KMG, Communication, Media and Economy).

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CfP Journal: Democratization

Dead-line: 15 February 2009.

Call for Papers
EUROPOLIS Issue 5, July 2009
Political Science Journal

Printed only (English language). Research institutes,
academic and research centres and units, and faculties can receive the
journal for free for the following two years. To receive printed
copies, fill in and send via regular mail the form avialble at www.polito.ubbcluj.ro/cpa/rev/en/porder.html


EUROPOLIS is a ”peer review” journal, abstracted and indexed in relevant international databases. The next issue focuses on democratization, the editors encouraging contributions in the form of single-case studies or comparative approaches (including large N studies) that deal with the topic. Articles may tackle, but not restricted to, questions like: What are the main challenges of post-authoritarian regimes? Are transitions similar across countries or regions? Are there transition particularities? What elements influence the degree and speed of democratization?

In order to attract various contributions, the journal proposes
two categories: academic papers and book reviews. Under the “work in
progress” section, it also accepts parts of larger works that are not
yet finalized. This provides the authors the chance to receive valuable feedback from the readers and it allows the latter to analyze a developing research. The requirements for work in progress are the similar with the ones for an article.

Requirements: More details at www.polito.ubbcluj.ro/cpa/rev/en/europolis.html

Contact: revista.europolis@yahoo.com

The Editorial Board, Europolis Journal, Centre for Political Analysis, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

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Fellowship: Summer Russian Language Teachers Program, Moscow

Applications for the Summer 2009 program are due March 1st.

Apply online now for American Councils 2009 Summer Russian Language Teachers Program!

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for the 2009 Summer Russian Language Teachers Program at Moscow State University. Between fifteen and twenty finalists will be selected to receive program funding from the U.S. Department of Education under the Fulbright-Hays Act. All program expenses (less an initial program deposit and domestic travel to and from Washington, D.C.) will be paid for these participants.


American Councils has recently launched an online application which can be found on the Summer Russian Language Teachers Program page at: http://www.americancouncils.org. Applications are also available for download on this site.

This is a six-week program in Russian language, culture, and foreign language pedagogy for teachers or teachers-in-training. Applicants must be either graduate students preparing for a career in Russian-language education or current teachers of Russian at the university, secondary school, or elementary school level. Applications from K-12 teachers of Russian are especially encouraged. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Fellowships typically provide:

*Tuition and fees at Moscow State University; *Housing with a Russian host family or in the Moscow State University dormitory; *Roundtrip, international airfare from Washington, D.C. to Moscow; *Pre-departure orientation in Washington. D.C.; *Russian visa; *Living stipend; *Medical insurance; and *Ten graduate hours of credit from Bryn Mawr College.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2009
http://www.americancouncils.org/programs.php?program_id=NzM=


For more information and an application contact:

Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
www.acrussiaabroad.org

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CfP: Sweden and Poland/Lithuania - Contact and Comparison from the Middle Ages to the eve of the 20th century, 09/18-19/2009, Krakow

Deadline: 28 February, 2009

Sweden and Poland-Lithuania - Contact and Comparison from the Middle Ages to the eve of the 20th century A conference to be held in September 18 - 19, 2009, in Cracow, Poland

The History Department of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow and the School of Humanities, Växjö University invite proposals for papers for a conference devoted to the discussion of connections and influences as well as comparisons between the kingdom of Sweden and the kingdom and the commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania, as well as lands of partitioned Poland in the 19th century.


Contributors should consider exploring contacts between the two parts of northern Europe down to the brink of the First World War. The regions of the greatest geographical extent of all the constituent parts of both states are included in the scope of the conference.

Contributors are invited to explore connections between the two regions and polities as well as comparisons, real or potential. Papers laying out possible topics of similarity or difference, for example, between institutions, commerce, political structures, political practices, literary genres, art and everyday life are welcome. The programme committee will be pleased to undertake matching studies on similar topics, which cover the same topic but in only one of the two regions. Papers dealing with literature, music, art and architecture are welcome, as are papers on political, economic, social, institutional, religious, or cultural history.


Proposals for papers, typically of 25 minutes in length, with a short (250 word) abstract, and author’s short cv should be sent by 28 February, 2009, either to Jakub Basista or Hans Hägerdal (e-mail addresses listed below). The programme committee will review the proposals and prepare the conference programme by 31 March 2009.

Regretfully the organizers cannot provide financial assistance for travel. The expected conference fee will be roughly equivalent to 100 Euros (400 PLN) and will cover conference materials, meals during two days of the conference and accommodation in modest hostel (bed and breakfast). The language of the conference will be English.

Please send proposals and/or enquires to:
Jakub Basista – basista@chello.pl
and/or
Hans Hägerdal - hans.hagerdal@vxu.se


Jakub Basista
Institute of History
Jagiellonian University
Golabia 13
31-007 Krakow
Poland

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CfP: Central Eurasia Project

Deadline: February 2, 2009

Call for Proposals: Central Eurasia Project

The Open Society Institute Central Eurasia Project offers grants to international and regional NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks and other structures to help build local capacity, to bring international expertise to bear on the region, and to promote cooperation between local activists and international civic movements in the fields of human rights, labor migration, electricity and hydropower governance, and social and economic rights. The ultimate goal of such activity is to strengthen civic leaders in the region and construct support networks for them within international structures and movements.

The Central Eurasia Project’s grantmaking generally dovetails with its research and advocacy agenda. While the project does not preset funding ceilings, it encourages applicant organizations to demonstrate funding from other donors. Both single and multi-year proposals are accepted. In 2009, Central Eurasia Project funds are available in the following programmatic areas:

- Supporting Human Rights
- Labor Migration
- Electricity and Hydropower Governance
- Social and Economic Rights
- Uzbekistan
- Turkmenistan

For further information, please see http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/focus_areas/guidelines

***************

Kristin Whitehead
Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
T: 212.548.0179
F: 212.548.4652
kwhitehead@sorosny.org

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Study Abroad: Black Europe, 06/14-25/2009, NL

Black Europe: Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations.

June 14th-25th 2009

This course will examine the multiple constructions of the term Black Europe and the social, economic and political implications within. Students will be able to earn 3 US (5 ECTS) credits for their participation. The content and the description of the summer school are listed below. If you are interested in hearing more about the course, please send a request for additional information via email to
a.abdou@ninsee.nl
or visit the website,
http://www.ninsee.nl/?pagina=196&parentID=83&level=2

This course is a collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and NiNsee, the National institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy.

Course Description
A multitude of discourses have emerged relative to the internationalism of Blacks worldwide and particularly in the Americas, but the prominence and impact of the Black presence in Europe has not been adequately explored. This seminar will examine the multiple constructions of the term Black Europe and the social, economic and political implications within. We will look specifically at anti-discrimination laws as they have arisen in various European countries; comparing the history of regulation and management of race and ethnic relations and the discourse surrounding the concept of Blackness and self-identification.

The seminar will begin with a historical overview of social and civil conflict in Europe leading to the formation of laws and antidiscrimination legislation within the EU. We will trace the chain of events following social and civil conflicts that prompted these policies and analyze the legislative and intellectual discourse produced in the aftermath.

We will also explore the notions of blackness as; a categorization, employed in Britain to demark all non-natives; as a social construction, employed by natives to indicate (non) belonging; as a Diaspora living within Europe; and as a contestation of the dominant (White) paradigm. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of European countries to discuss the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of these legacies on policies and legislation.

This course will also seek to address the dimensions of race and ethnic relations that are unique to Europe; examining the ways in which conceptions of the "other" are institutionalized and reproduced; the rise of xenophobia in various EU countries; the legal definitions and discourse surrounding the conceptualized "other"; and examining the ways in which each country has dealt with issues of race and national identity.

Following the programme, students are welcome to participate in a two-day conference (June 26th and 27th) in Paris on "Racism Against People Without States" as part of the annual conference series (2006-2009) at the Maison des Science de l'Homme (MSH) organized by Dr.
Ramon Grosfoguel.

Students are also welcome to participate in a two- day symposium following the Summer School on Black Europe and the Paris Conference in Amsterdam entitled, Trajectories for Emancipation and Black European Thinkers (June 29th and 30th). Keynote speakers include Lewis Gordon, Walter Mignolo and Allison Blakely. The symposium will be followed by the National Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery on July 1st. NiNsee will plan a full day of events to commemorate this historic event. See the website for more details. www.ninsee.nl

Instructors for 2009
- Dr. Dienke Hondius, VU University Amsterdam
- Dr. Stephen Small, University of California, Berkeley
- Dr. Kwame Nimako, Universiteit van Amsterdam
- Dr. Philomena Essed, Antioch University
- Dr. David T. Goldberg, Director, University of California Humanities
Research Institute
- Dr. Ramon Grosfoguel, University of California, Berkeley
- Dr. Thomas Spijkerboer, VU University Amsterdam

The Summer School on Black Europe is open to advanced undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Preference will be given to students based on the following criteria:
- Undergraduate and graduate students with a background in the fields of sociology, anthropology, political science, economics and/or the humanities;
- Post-graduate students who have begun a research project in the field;
- Professionals with an MA Degree and who are working or want to work in a field related to the topic of the Summer School.

Students are accepted on the basis of i) their previous qualifications, ii) the level of knowledge of English, and iii) an essay on their motivation. The Admissions Committee will take account of coherence, feasibility or relevance of the student's career objectives and proposed program of study, as well as excellence in prior academic accomplishment, especially in coursework and experience related to the Summer School on Black Europe.

Tuition
The regular tuition is EUR 1600. The tuition for students who wish to receive course credit is EUR 1850. These costs include VAT which is refundable to students living outside the Netherlands. Students may reserve accommodation through the Unverisiteit van Amsterdam for a cost of EUR 350. Student housing is available from June 14th -June 28th. Students who wish to remain for the symposium may extend their stay for a nominal fee.

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CfP: Markets as networks, Sofia, 25-26.9.2009

Deadline: March 1, 2009

Markets as Networks
Date: 25th - 26th of September, 2009
Site: Sofia University, Department of Sociology, Sofia, Bulgaria
Organiser: ISA, RC02 “Economy and Society”, the Department of Sociology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the Bulgarian Sociological Association

Topics: The conference aims at reviewing the major conceptual tools that economic sociology has proposed to understand the various forms of interplay between markets and network structures.
How markets are socially constructed via networks, whether markets are social networks
How networks of individuals and firms can serve as a competitive advantage on the market
As a context, of interest here is market opening and closing as an interaction of global orders and national traditions.

Globalization is primarily geared toward the opening of markets. However, open markets produce tensions and crises, whose settlement involves new forms of closure through reregulationon a transnational level. In this way, national forms of market order are getting under pressure of adjustment.
How do these macro-processes influence the formation, maintenance and dissolution of networks of market players?
How do the corporations build their networks and what is their effect on the national (dis)integrity in particular?
What kind of networks form and maintain the small entrepreneurs?
How their development is connected to the migration streams in the global world and what is the specific role of the family networks?

The expectation is to study how the interaction of processes located at different levels of institutionalization produces new, more open and more flexible market and network structures. The important focus is expected to be the theoretical clarification of the very concept of network and the way in which the networks mechanisms generate social capital. Social capital is seen here as competitive advantage on the market which has network origin. Related focus of interest is on information as a core of intersection between market and network: how and under what circumstances the structure of prior relations among people and organisations in a market can affect, or replace, the flow of market information and what people can do with it? The network mechanisms such as contagion(imitation), prominence (reputation) , closure, brokerage, etc. should be explored.
Topics:·
The Concept of Network; Network Formation, Maintenance and Dissolution: the NetworkStructure of Social Capital;
Markets as Social Networks · Small Entrepreneurship, Family Networks and Migration in a Globalizing World · Corporation in Networks – National (Dis)Integrity
Different Market Routes – Different Networks

The general objective of the conference is to attract papers reporting on recent empirical research, theoretical contributions and, of course, good combinations of the two.

Language: English
Fee: 80 € and is payable upon arrival or via bank transfer (For details see conference registration form on the website.) For early bird registration until 1 May 2009: 50 €.
Limited grants available for young researchers and also scholars from CEE who can apply for a fee waiver and contribution to their travel expenses.

The abstracts should not exceed 500 words. Please send an abstract using the form on the website and also a short CV with a list of publications. Information on acceptance will be sent to participants at the end of March 2009. The final deadline for papers is set for 5th of September 2009.
Contact:
Assoc. Prof. Tanya Chavdarova
Sofia University,
Department of Sociology
125 Tzarigradsko Shosse Blvd., Bl. 4,
Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
netmark@bsabg.org
Fax: +359 2 870 6260

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CfP: Concepts and Consequences of Multilingualism in Europe, 09/25-26/2009, Budapest

Deadline" February 15, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS

Budapest College of Communication and Business (BCCB), 2009, September 25-26
Organizers: Jolán Róka (Budapest College of Communication and Business) and
László Marácz (University of Amsterdam)

Starting point

The European Union counts 27 member-states and it plays an important role in the daily life of its 480 million citizens. Meanwhile the Union acknowledges 24 'national' languages as official working languages. This number will probably continue to grow as the Union will be expanding in the coming years. What concepts are available for language policy within the Union? What concepts will be realistic to challenge uncontrollable multilingualism? Are there any lessons to be learned from multilingual empires and states in European history? The consequence of multilingual Europe is a 'Babylonian' Europe which raises a number of questions that should be addressed by scholars from several disciplines. The research of multilingualism in Europe requires all sorts of expertise and the application of research methods from different disciplines. Hence, the research will only offer deeper insights into the concepts and consequences of multilingual and Babylonian Europe if and only if legal
experts, linguists, literati, historians, cultural analysts, (automatic) translation experts, social and political scientists will tackle the questions raised by the state of affairs.

The workshop would like to address the following questions. This list is not exhaustive. Any abstract related to the title of the workshop is welcomed by the organizers:
- Will it be possible to continue the project of European integration with 24 national languages already being recognized?
- What are the lessons to be learned from multilingual European empires in the past, like the Habsburg Empire or ex-Yugoslavia where clear lingua franca were functioning?
- What is the legal status of language and languages in Europe?
- What is the relation between globalisation, lingua franca and language policy in the Union?
- What are the perspectives of regional, minority and endangered languages in Europe?
- What are the consequences of Babylonian Europe for the communication between European citizens; for the communication between European citizens with the European institutions; and for the communication within European institutions?
- What are the consequences of multilingualism concerning all sorts of domains of society involving language, such as language education and the judiciary?
- It is generally accepted that language is an important marker of identity. But what is the national, regional or ethnic identity of people being multilingual?
- What are the consequences of mobility and migration in the Union for multilingualism?
- Media, performing arts and literature normally function in the context of a national language. By the absence of a common European language how are European media, performing arts and literature be represented?

Abstracts of maximum 300 words and a title should be handed in by email l.k.maracz@uva.nl
and jroka@bkf.hu until the 15th of February 2009. On the basis of this, a selection of papers to be read in Budapest will then be made. After accepting, the authors will be instructed to have a written version ready of their paper before the workshop. The papers
will be published in a separate English-language volume of the scientific journal Kommunikáció, Média, Gazdaság (KMG, Communication, Media and Economy).

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CfP: Phi Alpha Theta Conference, 04/17-18/2009, MS

Deadline: January 31, 2009


Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Mississippi State, Mississippi
17-18 April 2009


Phi Alpha Theta invites proposals for its upcoming conference at Mississippi State University. We would like to welcome complete panels and individual papers, as well as roundtable sessions, on all aspects of history. Graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

Proposals should include a 250-word abstract for each paper and a brief (one-page) curriculum vitae for each presenter. Those interested in chairing a session or commenting also are invited to submit a brief curriculum vitae to the Program Committee.

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2009. (Early submissions will earn the undying gratitude of the Program Committee.) All proposals should be submitted via email to James Giesen at JGiesen@history.msstate.edu. The body of your email should include your name, affiliation, contact information (phone and email address), and proposal title. Please send the supporting materials (abstracts and CVs) in an MS World attachment.

Erinn McComb
Mississippi State University
History Department
214 Allen Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Email: ecm127@msstate.edu

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CfP: Southeast European Research Center, 07/06-07/2009, Thessaloniki

Deadline February 15, 2009

Conference Thessaloniki, Greece July 6 – 7, 2009
Hosted by the South East European Research Centre [SEERC]
www.seerc.org

The purpose of the conference is to offer up and coming scholars who are either in the process of their PhD or have just completed it [up to 2 years ago] the opportunity to present their doctoral work to their peers and to an expert discussant. The conference takes place with the usual academic format of a paper presentation lasting 20 minutes and then detailed feedback and discussion for each participant which will help to develop and fine tune research beyond the usual supervision process. All presentations will be done in English.

Papers will be considered which explore aspects of South East Europe in relation to the academic disciplines and clusters listed below, although inter-disciplinarity is encouraged and expected. Scholars from other fields such as anthropology are more than welcome to attend.

The deadline for the submission of an extended abstract is 15th February2009. Please contact Sara Hannam at hannam@city.academic.gr for further details.

Politics
EU Policy and Integration, International Relations, Migration, Public Administration, Nations and Nationalism,
Conflict and Peace, Geo-Politics, Regional Development

Sociology
Religiosity, Ethnicity, Identity, Social Policy, Genocide Studies, Post-Socialist Transformation, Europeanization,

Family and Community Life

Language Policy and Practice
Intercultural Communication, Ethno-linguistics, English as a Lingua Franca, English-Only Europe, The EU and Language, Language Testing, Language Teaching

Media and Journalism
Media Representation in the Balkans, Media Interaction and Globalization, Media Governance, Media Commercialization, War Reporting

Archiving of War Crimes
Media Freedom, Media Corruption
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Sara Hannam, Senior Lecturer,
Director
English Language Support Unit
Humanities and Social Sciences Division
City Liberal Studies
Affiliated Institution of the University of Sheffield
Tsimiski 13
54624
Thessaloniki
Greece
Tel: + 30 2310 224186 ext: 119
Fax: + 30 2310 287564
email: hannam@city.academic.gr
http://www.city.academic.gr

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CfA: Halki International Seminar, 17-21.6.2009

Halki International Seminars 2009 (Deadline: 3 April 2009)

CURRENT AND EMERGING SECURITY CHALLENGES IN EUROPE'S NEIGHBOURHOOD:
WHAT ROLE FOR TRANSATLANTIC INSTITUTIONS?

Dodecanese island of Halki (next to Rhodes), 17-21 June 2009

Organized by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in cooperation with the Balkan Trust for Democracy in Belgrade Supported by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS)

This year's Halki International Seminars will focus on the role of the transatlantic institutions in helping local stakeholders address security challenges in the Middle East, the Black Sea and Southeastern Europe. Both traditional regional conflicts and new security issues, such as climate change, migration, energy, and the effects of globalization will be addressed. Discussions will concentrate on assessing current transatlantic strategies and drafting future policies for the stabilization of turbulent regions and the resolution of conflicts. The seminar format, as is always the case with our annual Halki International Seminars, will be highly interactive and will include break-out working groups and roundtable discussions.

Call for participants

Applications are welcome from policy-makers, academics, journalists, diplomats, members of parliament and young researchers (post docs and PhD candidates). Please complete the Halki Application Form and email it to halki@eliamep.gr by April 3rd, 2009. The form can be downloaded from www.eliamep.gr

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CfP chapter: 2012- Reflections on a Mark in Time

Deadline: March 1, 2009

2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time
An edited collection to be published in 2010 by Equinox Publishers.

December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. A growing number of people believe this date to mark the end of the world or, at the very least, the end of the world as we know it: a shift to a new form of global consciousness. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time brings together for the first time a range of scholarly analyses on the 2012 phenomena grounded in various disciplines including religious studies, anthropology, Mayan studies, cultural studies and the social sciences. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time will show readers how much of the 2012 phenomenon is based on the historical record, and how much is contemporary fiction. It will reveal to readers the landscape of the modern apocalyptic imagination, the economics of the spiritual marketplace, the commodification of countercultural values, and the cult of celebrity. This collection brings much-needed academic rigour and documentation to a subject of rapidly increasing interest to diverse religious and other communities in these crucial closing years before we experience what will be either a profound leap in the human story or, less dramatically, just another mark in time.

A number of key researchers of the 2012 phenomenon have already signed up to be part of this unique edited collection. I am seeking to commission a further few chapters to complete the volume. Please send an abstract for proposed contributions of around 200 words and a CV by 1 March 2009 to: Joseph.Gelfer@arts.monash.edu.au. Please include "2012" in the subject line.

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Fellowship: Secularism, NJ

Deadline: November 1, 2009

2010-2011 Fellowship Award Announcement


Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites up to twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2010-2011 the focus will be Secularism. The application deadline is November 1, 2009. Applications must be submitted beginning June 1 through the Institute=s online application system, which can be found, along with more information, at www.sss.ias.edu/applications

Donne Petito, Administrative Officer
School of Social Science
Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609)734-8250
Email: donne@ias.edu

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Postdoc: Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society, U Toronto

Deadline: March 1, 2009.

Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society, 2009--2010

The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto is accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the year 2008-2009. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support on an annual basis one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society. The Fellowship is made possible by generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.


Description:

The Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at the University of Toronto, based at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES). While at CERES, the Fellow will be expected to devote his/her time to preparation of his/her dissertation for publication and/or to start a new research project. The Fellow will work closely with an appointed research supervisor and participate in activities of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine. These include guest lectures, workshops and conferences, and other events. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one semester course (seminar or lecture) that deals with contemporary Ukraine (possibly from an interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspective).. The Fellow will also be expected to spend a period of time in Ukraine (normally 6-8 weeks and preferably, but not necessarily, in May-June of the fellowship period) based at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, where she/he may conduct research and participate in the academic life of the institution. By the end of fellowship year, the Fellow is expected to have a publication (a book manuscript based on a dissertation or an occasional paper from a new research project) ready for submission and provide a report of his/her activities to the Director of CERES. The Fellow should acknowledge Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in all publications, lectures, and any other activities supported by the program;

Eligibility:

The Fellowship is open to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a teaching and research focus on contemporary Ukraine. The successful candidate must have completed his/her PhD not more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship period and before taking up the Fellowship. There are no restrictions with respect to citizenship.

Fellowship tenure:

The Centre will make one appointment for the calendar year of twelve months beginning July 2009.

Funding:

The Fellowship holder will receive $40,000 Canadian funds plus an allowance for research and travel expenses;

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit to Ms. Larysa Iarovenko by March 1, 2009 the following materials:

a CV that includes information requested on the application form;

a description of the planned research and writing projects (three pages single spaced or six pages double spaced);

one (or possibly more) course proposals (a one page singled-spaced description along with a selected bibliography or reading list);

and a writing sample (e.g .article or chapter from dissertation or book). In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be mailed separately to the address below.

Short-listed candidates may be contacted for an interview. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to larysa.iarovenko@utoronto.ca or by regular mail to

Larysa Iarovenko
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Ukrainian Programs Manager
Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Canada
Tel: (416) 946-8113
Fax: (416) 946-8939

www.utoronto.ca/ceres/

Email: larysa.iarovenko@utoronto.ca
Visit the website at http://www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/postdoctoral%20fellowship/call%20for%20applications.htm


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Funding: Migration Studies, Hamburg

Deadline: February 25, 2009

Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies

The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies "Settling Into Motion"

The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius requests applications for 6-8 Ph.D. Scholarships in migration studies.


The Bucerius Ph.D. scholarship program in migration studies "Settling Into Motion" offers up to eight scholarships for Ph.D. theses addressing migration in changing societies. For 2009 proposals studying "Migration, Development and the Environment" are especially welcome. Qualified Ph.D. students of - in a broad sense - social sciences can apply until 25 February 2009.

Please find further information as well as the online application on the program's website: www.settling-into-motion.de

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
Anna Hofmann
Feldbrunnenstraße 56
20148 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49 40 4133 6785
Fax: +49 40 4133 6777


Email: info@settling-into-motion.de

Visit the website at http://www.settling-into-motion.de

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Fellowship: Contemporary History, GWU

Deadline: February 10, 2009

Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Contemporary History

The George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Contemporary History for 2009-2010. Applicants need to have completed archival research for their dissertation in two or more countries and be at the final writing stage of their dissertation. The Fellow must be in residence at IERES from September 2009 through June 2010 and will be provided with an office and computer. The Fellow will also help Hope M. Harrison administer several workshops that train Ph.D. candidates to conduct archival research. The award will offer support in the amount of $25,000 per year, plus benefits.



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

• Applicants must be in the writing stage of their dissertation after having conducted significant archival research in at least two countries.

• Applicants must be writing a dissertation on contemporary history in the field of history, political science, anthropology, sociology or a related discipline.

• Applicants must be an enrolled advanced graduate student at a US University.

EVALUATION

All applications are reviewed by a GWU faculty panel that rewards clarity of argument and method and the originality of the research and the argument. All proposals are expected to meet high levels of academic merit and to make a significant contribution in the applicant’s field. In addition, applicants should highlight their experience conducting archival research and any relevant program administration work.


HOW TO APPLY

Please submit an 8-10 page proposal, curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation from a member of your dissertation committee. Deadline for all fellowship applications is February 10, 2009. Applications should be sent by regular mail or e-mail to the address below.

E-mail: sicar@gwu.edu

Website: http://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/academics/mellonfellowship.cfm

Mailing address:

Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
ATTN: Pre-doctoral Application
1957 E Street NW, Suite 412
Washington, DC 20052
Tel: 202-994-6342
Fax: 202-994-5436

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Fellowship: Humanities, UT Austin

Deadline: February 2, 2009

Research Fellowships in the Humanities

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin annually awards up to 50 fellowships to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities including art, cultural history, film, literature, music, photography, and the performing arts. Priority is given to proposals that concentrate on the Center’s collections and that require substantial on-site use of them.

The Center's collections contain 36 million leaves of manuscripts, one million rare books, 5 million photographs, and 100,000 works of art, in addition to major holdings in performing arts and film. The Center offers scholars the opportunity to study such diverse holdings as thirteenth-century Italian verse, early map renderings of the moon, European broadsides, seventeenth-century English dramatic poetry, early developments in micro-photography, avant-garde theater design, modern French musical composition, literary portraiture, the art of caricature, censorship in Hollywood, and the work of contemporary African novelists.

The fellowships range from one month to four months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. Complete applications for the 2009-2010 Research Fellowships in the Humanities must be received by February 2, 2009.

More information about the fellowships and complete application instructions are available online at http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/fellowships/


Bridget Gayle
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7219
Austin, Texas 78713-7219
P: 512-232-3214
Email: brigayle@mail.utexas.edu


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January 22, 2009

Funding: gendered health disparities

Applications due June 1, 2009

The Sisters Fund SMALL GRANT AWARDS
The University of Michigan

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) invites applications requesting support of scholarly activities directed to global health issues, specifically focused on gendered health disparities. The Sisters Fund seeks to enhance “activist” scholarship or other creative activities that benefit local and global communities experiencing gender-based health disparities. While providing funds for new and emerging work is a priority for this program, requests for support of on-going programs of research are also considered. Applications from all academic disciplines, including the arts, humanities and sciences, are welcome and encouraged.


Awards

Because this program has a very broad scope in terms of types of projects, we anticipate that funding requests will range widely in size. Funds may be requested from $500 to $10,000, depending on the scope of the project. We expect most awards to be in the lower end of the range. We encourage applications from those seeking matching funds or co-sponsorship from other sources, up to our limit. It is hoped that successful applicants will attend a Sisters Fund event in October 2009.


Eligibility

Tenure track, non-tenure track, or emeritus faculty, clinical faculty, research faculty, and librarians are eligible to submit applications. Applicants are encouraged to include students in project plans, but the principal investigator must not be a student. Normally applications will not be accepted from individuals who received awards in the last funding cycle. Members of the Institute’s Executive Committee are not eligible to submit applications.

Applications must be received no later than June 1, 2009 and must be submitted electronically. Please submit one PDF file. Alternatively, you may submit a Microsoft Word file and IRWG staff will convert your file to PDF.

Submit electronic applications to the following email address:

IRWG.Sisters.Fund.Grants@umich.edu

Please direct any questions concerning this program to Patricia Smith (pssmith@umich.edu or 764-9537)

or Dr. Janet Malley (jmalley@umich.edu or 734-764-9537).

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Postdoc: Humanities or Social Sciences, Israel

Deadline: April 20, 2009

Van Leer Jerusalem Institute - 5-year Postdoctoral Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Categories:
Humanities
World History
Sociology
Social and Cultural History
Russian/Soviet History
Religious Studies
Political Science/International Relations
Policy and Political History
Literature
Judaic Studies
Jewish History
Imperial or Colonial Studies
German History
Francophone Studies
European Studies
European History
Economics
Anthropology/Archaeology


The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute proposes to award two Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships, in any field of the Humanities or Social Sciences, for a period of up to five years, beginning October 1, 2009. The Fellowships offer an annual stipend of $40,000. Yearly renewal of the Fellowships will be contingent upon demonstrated progress in research. Fellows will be expected to work on their research at the Institute for consecutive years during the period of the award.

Candidates should submit to the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute at Polonsky@vanleer.org.il a 3-5 page statement of research plans; a 3-page summary of previous research; one published article or equivalent unpublished work; a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications; along with names and contact information for three referees. Please indicate where you saw this advertisement. The deadline for submission of completed applications is April 20, 2009.

Contact Info:

Polonsky Fellowships committee

polonsky@vanleer.org.il

Website: http://www.vanleer.org.il


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Internship: Civitas Summer Professional Internship, Warsaw

Deadline: March 16,2009

2009 CIVITAS SUMMER PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN WARSAW, POLAND (June 1 - July 31, 2009) in ENGLISH. http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/
The summer internship program is organized by Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland includes 25-30 hours of internship per week, credited academic and internship seminars and Polish language course.

INTERNSHIPS (IN ENGLISH)
The program offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to undertake full-time summer professional internships in various profit, public and non-profit organizations in Warsaw, Poland that focus, among others, on:
- Arts & Culture,
- Human Rights, Migration, Refugees,
- European Integration, International Politics, Diplomacy,
- Legal and Constitutional Affairs,
- Media, Media Advertising, Journalism,
- Civil Society and Local Community Development, Civic Education,
- Public health,
- Jewish history & culture,
- Economics, Business, Finance,
- Transparency in public administration, anti-corruption policies,
- Environment.

A sample list of internship areas and organizations can be viewed at:
http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/organizations/InternshipOrganizations.html



ACADEMIC PROGRAM and CREDITS
During the internship program students take credited:
1) academic seminar (IN ENGLISH) on democratization, transition, the EU integration with a special focus on Central Europe;
2) internship seminar (IN ENGLISH) that provides an intellectual forum for the students to reflect upon their internship experience;
3) optional Polish language class.

Students can earn an equivalent of up to 6 American credits awarded by Collegium Civitas. For more information about the academic program visit: http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/academic/AcademicProgram.html

APPLICATION & DEADLINE
Graduate and Undergraduate students can apply. Civitas Summer Internship Program has a rolling admission and interested applicants are invited to submit their applications to the program anytime until March 16, 2009. Application forms are available here:
http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/apply/HowtoApply.html

CONTACT
Inquiries about the program can be directed to Olena Tregub, Executive Director, Global Educational Leadership, at contact@globaleducationleadership.org or tel. 646 670 6089.

For more information about the program, application form and costs visit:http://www.globaleducationleadership.org

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Job: Post-Doc in Public Health Policy and Development, CEU Budapest

deadline: February 28, 2009

Post-Doctoral Research position in Public Health Policy and Development
Central European University, Budapest

The Center for Policy Studies (http://cps.ceu.hu) and the Department of Public Policy (http://www.dpp.ceu.hu) at the Central European University invite applicants for a post doctoral research position starting in spring 2009. The successful candidate will help strengthen existing public welfare research at CEU by specializing in public health policy and development. S/he will initiate new research on the challenges of delivering public health services in low and middle income countries. Candidates would be invited to carry out research that addresses one or more of the following themes:
• organizing and financing effective health care for graying or shrinking populations;
• public policy towards migration, informal work and care drain;
• tackling major diseases within restricted budgets and shortages of health care professionals;
• integrating public health promotion into development policy at national or sub-national level

Applicants should be early stage researchers, with a PhD from economics, sociology, public policy or other relevant social science discipline. The position is initially for two years but may lead to a longer term appointment. CEU is an English-speaking graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences and humanities.

Detailed information and contact: http://www.ceu.hu/jobbank; advert@ceu.hu
Application deadline: February 28, 2009

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Seminar: Conducting Archival Research, 05/25-29/2009, D.C.

Deadline: February 10, 2009

George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies is pleased to announce the 7th annual Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR). This prestigious five-day seminar will be held in Washington, D.C., from 25-29 May, 2009. SICAR trains graduate students from multiple disciplines to maximize their research in archives and is based around three themes:

• preparing to go to an archive and structuring time once there

• understanding how archival documents come to be written and deposited in archives

• tackling the challenges of interpreting archival documents, including issues of culture and foreign language.

Students from the US and abroad working on dissertations in international relations and modern history are encouraged to apply. Applications should include the form available at www.ieres.org, as well as:

1. a two-page proposal indicating how the week-long Summer Institute would be beneficial to your dissertation research

2. a curriculum vitae

3. one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your department.


Applications should be sent to sicar@gwu.edu by 10 February, 2009 with the subject line reading “SICAR application.” Recommendation letters may be e-mailed or sent to: The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies; ATTN: SICAR; 1957 E St. N.W., Suite 412, Washington, DC 20052.

The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
The Elliott School
1957 E St. N.W., Suite 412
Washington, DC 20052.
Email: sicar@gwu.edu

Visit the website at http://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/academics/sicar_09.cfm

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CfP: Independence and Decolonization, 04/15-17/2010, Austin

Deadline: March 1, 2009

Call for Papers.

The Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin will host a symposium, Independence and Decolonization, April 15-17, 2010.

Inspired by the upcoming bicentenary of Mexican independence, the symposium aims to generate dialogue among scholars from a variety of disciplines working on processes of independence, decolonization, and the reconfiguration of territorial and social borders that such processes generate. We encourage proposals that adopt an explicitly synoptic approach to the interactions between metropolitan powers and colonial/nationalist societies. We welcome proposals from scholars working on the following broad problem areas: 1. Global and local dynamics of "first wave" independence movements and decolonization in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (e.g. United States, Haiti, Spanish America); 2. Nineteenth century decolonization (e.g. Ottoman successor states, Brazil, Cuba); 3. National liberation movements and decolonization in the twentieth century. We are interested in bringing into dialogue a variety of approaches and
themes which might include ethnic identities and anti-colonial movements, postcolonial state formation, and economic development of postcolonial states.

Interested scholars should submit an abstract of 200-500 words and a one-page CV to Professor Susan Deans-Smith, sdsmith@mail.utexas.edu by March 1, 2009. Participants will be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses. For further information about the Institute for Historical Studies, its programs, and fellowships see:
www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies/

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CfP: World Folk Heritage, 07/13-18/2009, Minsk

Deadline: February 28, 2009

The next International Ballad Conference will take place in Minsk, Belarus, July 13-18, 2009. The organizer of the conference, Alexander Morozov, would like to expand this conference to include more general folklore topics.

World Folk Heritage: Past, Present, and Perspective Directions of Research

Suggested paper topics include, but are not limited to:
1) The history of intercultural interaction in folk and ballad art
2) National varieties of cultural values, values rooted in tradition and currently undergoing transformation
3) Universal values of traditional folk cultures as a basis for communication and cooperation
4) The art of the ballad in world folk heritage: plots, types, poetic forms..

Abstracts of up to 300 words together with requests for equipment should be submitted by February 28, 2009 to Prof. Morozov at morozoff_@tut.by. Please also provide author's address, affiliation, contact details and a brief CV

Conference will take place in the Humanities Building of the National Academy of Sciences in Minsk and accommodations will be at the Akademicheskaia hotel (prices 30-50 euros per night). Conference registration of 50 euros is payable on site. It is anticipated the conference registration will take place in the afternoon of July 13 and that the program will begin at 10AM on the 14th. An excursion is planned for the 15th and a visit to the National Library is planned
for the 17th. A conference banquet will be held on the evening of the 17th..

Minsk is easily accessible by air and by ground transportation.

Prof. Morozov is the contact person for more information although I can probably answer some of your questions.

Serguei A. Oushakine oushakin@Princeton.EDU

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Job: Intensive Advanced Russian, AZ

Deadline: January 20, 2009

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute seeks to appoint a faculty associate to teach intensive Advanced Russian during the summer 2009 session of the Critical Languages Institute in Tempe, Arizona. Candidates must have a Master's degree in Russian language or a closely related field; possess native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English; and demonstrate the ability to teach an intensive advanced course in the Russian language. Preferred candidates will be at least ABD, have experience
teaching Russian to non-Russian speakers and will be able to lead cultural programming with a diverse group of CLI students. The successful candidate will teach Russian four hours daily for eight weeks and will be called upon to contribute to the institute cultural programming.

Deadline for completed applications: January 20, 2009. Applications
received by that date will have first priority. If not filled applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Application package must include a detailed letter of interest stating
qualifications and teaching experience; a CV; and a list of three
references. Materials should be sent to Advanced Russian Search Committee,Critical Languages Institute, PO Box 874202, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4202 or they may be sent electronically to cli@asu.edu

Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please see ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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Job: Head of Europe and Central Asia Programmes/Managing Director, Minority Rights Group Europe, Hungary

Deadline for applications: Monday, 26 January 2009.

MINORITY RIGHTS GROUP

Job No. 1.
JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Head of Europe and Central Asia Programmes/ Managing Director, Minority Rights Group Europe

Reports to Director of Programmes, Minority Rights Group International

Minority Rights Group International is the leading international human rights organisation working to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous people around the world. Minority Rights Group Europe is MRG’s regional office supporting its work in Europe and Central Asia.

A : Purpose of the job

The purpose of the job is to help Minority Rights Group (MRG) achieve its aims and objectives through the effective management and development of the Europe regional office, planning and implementation of regional programmes and projects in conjunction with regional partners and contacts.

MRG’s ECA programmes are currently focused on the Western Balkans and the European Union, although further regional focuses are planned. Two new programmes focusing on Central Asia/South Caucasus and the Council of Europe Framework Convention on National Minorities are designed but not yet funded.

We consider fully completed application forms emailed to ildiko.magyar@mrgmail.org before the deadline.

Full application pack can be downloaded from www.minorityrights.org

No telephone or email enquiries please.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified about the date and time of the interviews.


B : Main duties and responsibilities

1.Staff

Responsible for staff working on MRG programmes working in the regional office, currently one Programme Officer, one Press Officer and one Programme Assistant, for occasional interns and volunteers working on relevant issues, and for authors and consultants commissioned to produce reports and deliverables.

2. Planning

Plans the programme of work in the region within the objectives set by the Director of Programmes.

3. Programme Activity

1.Assesses and monitors the regional priorities for MRG within the focus set by the Council, and in line with regional developments.

2.Empowers minorities in the region to act as advocates in their own cause through advocacy at international fora, research initiatives, and education and training projects.

3. Develops and maintains partnerships with local partners in the region to meet programme and publication objectives.

4. Networks with international and local NGOs and other stakeholders active in the region.

5. Coordinates delivery of ongoing programmes as well as plans and designs a future programme of projects on minority rights and thematic issues within the region, which involves overseeing and undertaking:

· Design and running of training events

· drafting research and publication proposals

· supporting partners to carry out advocacy nationally and internationally, and produce materials and do research to educate and inform and challenge prejudice

·investigating and implementing new ways to build organisational capacity of partners

·carrying out advocacy in person and in writing about minority rights issues within the region.

6.Develops and establishes ways to disseminate the results of MRG research and experience within the region, including:

· the development and maintenance of a regional database of contacts

·liaising with NGOs in the region to maximise local outreach potential

7. Monitors the delivery of all programme activities to schedule, to quality and content as described in funding applications and to budget. Evaluates the outcomes and impacts of the programmes.

8.Liaises with programme donors, involves and nurtures them, drafts narrative reports and reports on any changes to the programme and the regional and in country networks.

9.Ensures that all activities and scripts in the regional programme include and are sensitive to gender issues and that MRG’s gender policy is implemented throughout all work involved in the region

10. Ensures that effective monitoring of progress on all activities and programmes in completed and that staff reflect and learn from experience, and share this learning across the organisation

11.Contribute to MRG’s strategic discussions, assess how regional programmes are contributing to MRG’s overall strategy, together with relevant staff review any gaps and how these might be addressed.

4.Financial

1.Responsible for drawing-up operational and regional project budgets and matching expenditure to approved budgets.

2.Responsible for office financial management, liaison with accountant, auditor, tax authority and other authorities as required.

3. Responsible for financial reporting on operational budgets and programme budgets.

2.In liaison with MRG’s fundraising team, responsible for the funding of regional programme and project activities including:

· identifying potential donors

· writing and submitting funding applications, including budgets,
to donors

· maintaining positive relations and dialogue with donors and partners

· reporting to donors in line with their requirements

5.Administrative

1.Prepares annual public benefit reports

2. Liaises with the organization’s Supervisory Board

3.Ensures that organizational records and files are in line with requirements

4.Liaises with lawyers and others as required

6. Provides advice to and liaises with

Director of Programmes on the integration of the regional programme with the global outreach of the Programmes Department.

Other MRG staff e.g. funding, finance, publications, legal, media and advocacy

Consultants, authors and interns working on contract on regional issues.

Minorities, affiliates and partners within the region, and NGOs with an interest in the region.

Donors and funding agencies for funding of the regional programme applications and report-back requirements.

6. General

Undertakes such other tasks as may reasonably be requested by the Head of Programmes from time to time. Attends staff and departmental meetings as requested. Contributes to the evaluation of MRG activities and publications.. Covers for absent staff on related work as necessary. The geographical region covered by the job holder may need to be varied from time to time.

7.Confidential information
Responsible for maintaining confidentiality as the job holder will be entitled to a very high level of access to confidential information pertaining to MRG's strategies, detailed financial information, and also access to sensitive external information which may impact on MRG's activities.

8. Degree of supervision

The job holder will be expected to report to the Director of Programmes any deviations from agreed plans and schedules, and to report monthly on the programme and projects’ progress.

9. Working conditions

The job holder will be based at MRG's office in Budapest, Hungary, although travel in the region(s) covered by this post will be essential for approximately 6-8 weeks per year. The job holder is required to maintain the pace of work which at times may be high, working to strict time pressures and managing several tasks simultaneously.

Although the primary purpose of this post is to coordinate and carry out MRG’s work in Europe and Central Asia region, the post holder may be required to work partly or wholly on other areas of MRG’s work. This is to allow MRG to move staff away from work which is unfunded or underfunded or is no longer a priority for the organisation, to work on areas which have more funding, are growing or which are understaffed. This will normally involve the post holder in carrying out tasks similar or identical to those listed in this job description but applied to different programmes or projects.


This is a full time position based in Budapest, Hungary, starting from March 2009

MINORITY RIGHTS GROUP

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Head of Europe and Central Asia Programmes/

Managing Director, Minority Rights Group Europe

A. Education and Knowledge

Essential

· Educated to degree level in international law, international relations, development or other relevant subject or equivalent relevant work experience

· Good knowledge of the region including recent economic, political and social developments

· Good knowledge of international human rights instruments and mechanisms

Desirable

· Detailed knowledge of minority rights situations arising in the region and knowledge of networks of relevant interested individuals and organisations

· Knowledge of international and regional instruments relevant to minority rights

· Knowledge of international development (methods, debates, institutions)

B. Experience

Essential

· Three years’ work experience in the field of development and/or human rights

· Two years’ experience working in, or in work relating directly to, the region

· Two years’ experience of managing a team of staff, including recruitment, training, supervision and mentoring of staff

· Two years’ experience of project management, to include consultation, planning, project design, monitoring, implementation, evaluation, and reporting.

· Two years experience of drawing up and controlling expenditure against significant budgets

· One year’s experience of work in the voluntary or NGO sector

· One year’s experience of raising funds for projects from grants, governments and/or international funds including maintaining relationships with donors and reporting to donors.

Desirable

· Experience of working on minority or related issues

· Experience of advocacy and lobbying work

· Experience of work in training, workshops, publishing or media activities

· Experience of living and working in several areas of the region

C. Abilities and Skills

Essential

· Good judgement and maturity

· Ability to prioritise work, meet deadlines and plan administration of large events, projects and programmes

· Ability to stay calm under pressure and to assess and absorb information quickly

· Computer literate and knowledge of Word for Windows, Excel, internet and e-mail packages

· Good communication skills, including good written and spoken English

· Either a working knowledge of Hungarian or a demonstrated ability to learn a foreign language reasonably quickly.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality

· Ability to gain the confidence of members of minority communities and of the diplomatic community; good diplomacy skills with diverse groups of people

· Ability and willingness to travel throughout the region for up to 8-10 weeks per year as required

· Ability and willingness to be self-servicing within the organisation

Desirable

· Working knowledge (spoken and written) of any other languages widely spoken in the region

D. Personality

Essential

· Commitment to the aims and objectives of MRG

· Demonstrated interest in international affairs, human rights and development issues

· Commitment to gender equity and ability to implement MRG’s gender policy

· Enthusiastic about working in a multicultural environment and committed to equal opportunities


Ildiko Magyar
Programmes Assistant
MRG Europe
H-1016 Budapest, Berc u. 13-15.
Hungary
T: +361 2795769, F: +361 2795772
E: ildiko.magyar@mrgmail.org
W: www.minorityrights.org

Minority Rights Group International: Working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide.

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Job: . Media Officer, Hungary

Deadline for applications: Monday, 26 January 2009.

Media Officer 2– Hungary - Job Description

This post will implement MRG’s global Minority Voices, MDGs and the EU Media project in Hungary and other EU member states primarily in Central and Eastern Europe. Overall the project aims to increase and improve the coverage of minority and indigenous issues and stories in the EU media. One strand of the project involves training minority and indigenous activists in the South on how to collect information and present it in ways that will attract journalists working for EU based media outlets. It also includes a web portal offering journalists a quick and reliable way of identifying possible stories as well as publications and media work in the EU. This post will be responsible for taking these resources and using them to achieve media coverage primarily in Hungary and other Central European states. It will also involve taking some individual journalists from these states to the South to carry out research trips and organising one major conference on minorities and the MDGs in Budapest and other smaller events.

The post will be full time, will be based at MRG Europe in Budapest. The overall project will be managed by MRG’s Director of Policy and Communications who is based in the London office, many day to day decisions about priorities will be made by the Director of Policy and Communications, however the post holder will be line managed by the Head of Europe post who manages the Budapest Office. The post holder will also need to liaise very closely with MRG’s media, website and publications staff based in London.


We consider fully completed application forms emailed to ildiko.magyar@mrgmail.org before the deadline.

Full application pack can be downloaded from www.minorityrights.org

No telephone or email enquiries please.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified about the date and time of the interviews.


Main duties include:

Research and maintain contacts with locally based journalists – primarily in EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe – particularly those supplying EU media outlets.

Identify and respond to media opportunities relevant to MRG’s work, within the overall framework of MRG’s aims and objectives;

Write and distribute press releases;

Translate press releases generated from other parts of the project into Hungarian (and if possible other language spoken in the region).
Develop and maintain media contacts primarily in Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe;

Draft text for updates for MRG’s website.

Produce items and text for MRG’s monthly e-bulletin. This includes identifying relevant topics for inclusion, writing short pieces, developing and maintaining the circulation list with relevant contacts in the region. Possibly contribute to the production of audio and visual materials to be used on the web hub and in podcasts (e.g. during trips see item 9).

Organise press conference, publications launches and at least one major conference including planning, logistics, elements of budgets, travel, visas, venues, interpretation, materials

Identify and nurture particularly high profile and respected journalists primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, develop their interest in minority rights and facilitate trips for such journalists to travel to the South to meet with minority partner organisations to generate influential media coverage in important media outlets.

Accompany these journalist on these trips as needed.

Maintain and update the marketing, publicity and media database records. Ensure good detailed records are held of all media coverage appearing as a result of this programme in the region.

Handle requests for permission to reproduce and/or use MRG copyright materials

Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as delegated by the Director of Policy and Communications. These may include, among others, contributing to the evaluation of MRG’s work, including publications.

Respect and work towards full implementation of MRG’s Gender and Equal Opportunities Policies in all the work involved in this post.

Although the primary purpose of this post is as described above, the post holder may be required to work partly or wholly on other areas of MRG’s work. This is to allow MRG to move staff away from work which is unfunded or underfunded or is no longer a priority for the organization, to work on areas which have more funding, are growing or which are understaffed. This will normally involve the post holder in carrying out tasks similar or identical to those listed in this job description but applied to different programmes or projects.

D: Confidential information
The post holder is responsible for maintaining confidentiality since s/he will have access to confidential information pertaining to MRG’s strategies and finances, and access to sensitive external information which may impact on MRG’s activities.

E Degree of supervision
The post holder will be expected to work in consultation with the Director of Policy and Communications, reporting to the Head of Europe with monthly work planning to set priorities, and reporting meetings.

H Working conditions
The post holder will be based at MRG Europe in Budapest. The post holder will be required to travel to the South to accompany journalists but will also need to travel to other locations within the EU to attend conferences and meetings. The post holder is required to maintain the pace of work which is at times high, will need to work to strict deadlines and the ability to react quickly to external events.

MRG is a self-servicing organization.

MRG is striving to be an equal opportunities employer.

Person Specification

At least 2 years experience as either a journalists or a media officer or similar post with a particular focus and successful track record in achieving coverage in national media – preferably also international media

This experience should include work with print, radio, TV news and documentaries as well as if possible work with new online media. If no actual experience on one or more of these, show a well developed understanding of each of these media and how to access them and how they differ.

Experience of organising event with international participation
Some experience of project management, budgets, logistics, monitoring, planning and evaluating.

A good knowledge of minority and indigenous issues as they are covered in the media.

Ability to work in multicultural teams

Knowledge of gender issues and willingness and ability to mainstream in all work.

Ability and willingness to travel

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to network and nurture contacts

You will need to have fluent written and spoken Hungarian and English. Any other languages spoken in EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe would be a distinct advantage.

Ildiko Magyar
Programmes Assistant
MRG Europe
H-1016 Budapest, Berc u. 13-15.
Hungary
T: +361 2795769, F: +361 2795772
E: ildiko.magyar@mrgmail.org
W: www.minorityrights.org


Minority Rights Group International: Working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide.

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January 21, 2009

CfP: Exploring the Writings of Marian Pankowski, 11/13-14/2009, Brussels

Deadline: March 15, 2009

International Conference

Pan(K)opticum

Exploring the Writings of Marian Pankowski

The Polish Studies sections at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ghent University and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven are pleased to announce an international conference in honor of Marian Pankowski. The conference will take place at the ULB campus in Brussels, November 13-14, 2009.

http://www.ulb.ac.be/philo/slavistique/pankopticum.html

Miedzynarodowa konferencja powiecona twórczosci Mariana Pankowskiego 13 i 14 listopada 2009 roku ULB (Bruksela)

Marian Pankowski was born on November 9, 1919, in Sanok, a small Carpathian town inhabited by Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians. His philological education at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow was interrupted by the outbreak of the Second World War. Having joined the Polish army, Pankowski was arrested in 1942 for his involvement in the local resistance movement. He was first sent to Auschwitz and afterwards to several other concentration camps. At the end of the war, he was liberated from the Nazi camp of Bergen-Belsen and transferred to Belgium, where he continued his education and obtained a PhD in Slavic Philology (with a dissertation on Boleslaw Lesmian). After his nomination as Professor at the ULB he started teaching Polish language and literature and began making a name as the author of short stories, novels, poems, and theatrical plays.

At the occasion of Pankowski's 90th birthday, we invite scholars to reflect on the complexity, richness, and diversity of Pankowski's writings. For the purpose of the conference, Pankowski's oeuvre is symbolically dismantled into the following set of research themes:
Marian Pankowski between languages
Marian Pankowski beyond norms
Marian Pankowski above genres

The first field of research entails considerations of Pankowski's sumptuous language, the translations he authored as well as editions of his writings in other languages and related issues of translingual interpretation and literary translation.
The second research theme links up with Pankowski's extraordinary biography and the fact that his writings tend to escape established norms, codifications, and classifications. Issues that may arise here include: the position Pankowski's works take up in Poland and abroad, his status of being both a Polish and a Belgian writer / a domestic and an émigré writer, and Pankowski's peculiar way of writing about delicate issues such as Polishness, homosexuality, camp life, ...
The third thematic cluster deals with the generic diversity of Pankowski's writings (poetry, prose, theater), the mixture of literary forms (essay, story, novel) as well as the usage of stylistic tricks (innovation, concetto, stylization, pastiche).

Proposals (together with a 250-word abstract) are expected by March 15, 2009. Presentations are supposed to be in Polish or French.

Contact:
Dieter De Bruyn (UGent) : dieter.debruyn@ugent.be
Kris Van Heuckelom (KULeuven) : kris.vanheuckelom@arts.kuleuven.be
Dorota Walczak (ULB) : dwalczak@ulb.ac.be
Jeremy Lambert (ULB, Lille 3) : jeremy.lambert@ulb.ac.be
Katia Vandenborre (ULB) : katia.vandenborre@ulb.ac.be

Disclaimer: http://www.kuleuven.be/cwis/email_disclaimer.htm for more information.

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CFP- Kazakhstan on the Silk Road, 06/29-30/2009, Almaty

Deadline: March 1, 2009

CONF./CFP- Kazakhstan on the Silk Road, Almaty, June 29-30, 2009

The Institute of Oriental Studies, named for R. B. Suleimanov (Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan) and the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the International Dunhuang Liaison Committee for Dunhuang Studies will hold the international conference "Kazakhstan on the Silk Road" in Almaty during June 29-30, 2009.

Topics to be discussed:
1. The History of Silk Road and its importance for civilizational contacts and cultural development
2. Written monuments and archaeological sources on the history of Central Asia
3. Traces of ancient civilizations in the territory of Kazakhstan and other parts of Central Asia
4. The history of regional studies: expeditions, archives, collections
5. Latest research.

Scholars should send both the subject of their paper and their personal information (name, organization, post address, phone number, academic position, e-mail address) in Russian or in English to shighistanu@mail.ru or by fax + (3272) 61-46-00. The deadline is March 1, 2009.

Working language of the conference is English.

The Board cannot pay for any expenses incurred by conference participants.

Post Address of Organizing Board:
Republic of Kazakhstan Kurmangazy 29, Almaty, the Institute of
Oriental Studies
Phone number (+7-727) 261-16-01
Fax (+7-727) 261-46-00
E-mail: shighistanu@mail.ru

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CFP: Studying Central Asia: In Quest for New Paths and Concepts?, 09/03-05/2009, Budapest

Deadline: February 15, 2009

CONF./CFP- ESCAS Conf. 2009, Central European Univ., Budapest, Sept. 3-5, 2009

ESCAS Conference 2009, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 3-5 September 2009

Call for Papers

"Studying Central Asia: In Quest for New Paths and Concepts?"
European Society for Central Asian Studies, Eleventh Conference (2009)

3-5 September 2009
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

The European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) invites panel and paper proposals for the Eleventh ESCAS bi-annual conference scheduled for September 3-5, 2009, in Budapest, Hungary. The event will be hosted by Central European University.

ESCAS welcomes panels and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship on Central Asia, including the republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, as well as adjacent areas of Russia, Mongolia, Northern Iran, Northern Afghanistan and North-Western China.

Practitioners and scholars of (social and cultural) anthropology, archaeology, ethnomusicology, development studies, history, philology, political science, sociology, and of other humanities and social science disciplines with an interest in Central Asia are encouraged to participate.

Deadline for the submission of panel/paper proposals: February 15, 2009.

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some preference in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the program committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.

For individual papers and for each presenter on a regular panel please make sure you provide us with:

1) Name;
2) Current institutional affiliation;
3) Title/position;
4) E-mail address;
5) Postal address;
6) Telephone/ fax;
7) Title of Paper;
8) Abstract of Paper (a summary of the paper of 200-300 words);
9) Any audio-visual equipment requests (specify -- e.g., overhead projector, slide projector, video player);
10) A brief (100 word) biographical statement that contains the information which the panel chair may require for introductions, and includes the presenter's educational background (highest academic degree, year of its awarding, awarding institution, and field of study).

For panels:
Proposals may be submitted for panels with the presentation of 3-4 scholarly papers. Pre-organized panels should be thematically coherent and may be organized/sponsored by a scholarly organization. Panels must have three to four paper presenters, a chair, and a discussant (ideally, the roles of chair and discussant will be filled by two different people). In addition to the information for each of the paper presenters on the panel (as indicated above), the following is also required:
a) a title for the proposed panel;
b) and name, affiliation, and contact information of the panel organizer, chair and discussant. Please make sure your panel is complete before submitting this information; incomplete panels will be given a lower ranking.

Please note the following policy: only complete panels with a full set of panelists, including a chair and a discussant should be submitted. If a panel or roundtable receives a high score from the reviewers but does not include a full complement of panelists, the panel may be wait-listed until it is complete.

Language: Conference language is English. In some special cases the possibility of presenting panels in Russian, French or German might be considered.

Schedule of Key Dates:
Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: February 15, 2009.
Notification of acceptance: by 1st March 2009. The host institution will provide, upon request, mailed or faxed invitation letters to support an application for a visa or travel funds.

Deadline for notification of audio-visual requests: August 15, 2009.

Papers should be submitted to chairs/discussants: by August 20, 2009.

Arrival to Budapest: from the afternoon of September 2, 2009.
Registration opens in the afternoon followed by a reception in the evening. Panels begin on September 3, and continue through the afternoon of September 5.

Registration Information:
Each conference attendee is required to pay a registration fee and all presenters are required to pre-pay by August 10, 2009.

Registration fee for the conference:
- Regular fee ESCAS members: 50 EUR
- Reduced fee ESCAS members (for participants from Central Asian states): 25 EUR
- Non-members: 100 EUR

Information on ESCAS membership and bank account can be found at:
www.escas.pz.nl

Communications regarding local arrangements, including invitation letters, should be addressed to: escas2009@yahoo.com

ESCAS Board members:
Prof. Dr. Touraj Atabaki, Leiden University, Netherlands
Dr. Zifa-Alua Auezova, Guest Lecturer, Leiden University, Netherlands/ M.Auezov Foundation, Kazakhstan; ESCAS Secretary (zauezova@yahoo.com)
Prof. Dr. Ayse Ayata, Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Peter Finke, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Irina Morozova, Humboldt Fellow, GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies, Hamburg, Germany/ IIAS, Leiden University, Netherlands (iymoroz@xs4all.nl)
Prof. Dr. Catherine Poujol, ESCAS President
Dr. Tommaso Trevisani, Gerda Henkel Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany
(Tommaso.Trevisani@swp-berlin.org)
On behalf of Central European University:
Dr. Matteo Fumagalli, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and European Studies (fumagallim@ceu.hu)

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CfP: OSI Central Eurasia Project Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: Central Eurasia Project

Deadline: February 2, 2009
January 5, 2009

The Open Society Institute Central Eurasia Project offers grants to international and regional NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks and other structures to help build local capacity, to bring international expertise to bear on the region, and to promote cooperation between local activists and international civic movements in the fields of human rights, labor migration, electricity and hydropower governance, and social and economic rights. The ultimate goal of such activity is to strengthen civic leaders in the region and construct support networks for them within international structures and movements.

The Central Eurasia Project's grant making generally dovetails with its research and advocacy agenda. While the project does not preset funding ceilings, it encourages applicant organizations to demonstrate funding from other donors. Both single and multi-year proposals are accepted. In 2009, Central Eurasia Project funds are available in the following programmatic areas:

- Supporting Human Rights
- Labor Migration
- Electricity and Hydropower Governance
- Social and Economic Rights
- Uzbekistan
- Turkmenistan

For further information, please see http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/focus_areas/guidelines

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Job: Roma Education Fund Financial Assistant

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2009.

Terms of Reference -- Financial Assistant

Background:

The Roma Education Fund (REF), founded in 2005, is a non-profit organization promoting the access of Roma children to quality education in fourteen countries of Europe. It provides grants, technical assistance and policy advice to governments and civil society organizations. The REF Office is located in Budapest, Hungary, with sixteen staff. In addition, five Country Facilitators and a Policy Development Advisors are working for REF in different partner countries.

Objective:

The REF is seeking a Financial Assistant to its office in Budapest, Hungary. The Financial Assistant will work closely with the Financial and Administrative Manager of REF and thus, provide support to the operation of the office.

The Finance Assistant will work full time, according to the terms of his/her employment contract, which includes a three-month probation period as per the Hungarian Labor Law.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

His/her responsibilities will include, but be not necessarily limited to, the following activities:

1. Office Financial Management, including

paying bills; managing petty cash; preparing documents necessary for bookkeeping and accounting; maintaining contact with accountants and service providers; assisting in human resource management issues, including preparation of monthly payroll information for the accountants; assisting to develop the internal financial system (manuals, expenses coding); preparing contracts for REF suppliers and other partners; tracking and updating the cash flow management.

2. Projects/Grants Financial Management, including

assisting in contracting approved grants and releasing disbursements; assisting in preparing periodic management reports on finances, expenditures and budget; keeping track of project financial management documents to be received from the beneficiaries; liaising with the beneficiaries as necessary; taking part on financial monitoring of REF projects to check the proper usage if the REF funds based on the REF financial requirements and providing capacity building for the beneficiaries related to finance and administration operation

3. General Office related matters, including

managing supplies and services for the operation of the office; taking charge of maintenance and repair of the office facilities, including the rented office, furniture and office technology equipment; making regular quotations to reach the best deals among REF existing and possible suppliers.

Required Qualifications:

BA or MA degree in Finances, Accounting or similar fields.

Minimum of three years of experience working in any of these or related fields.

Fluency in English and good English writing skills.

Fluency in Hungarian, both written and oral.

Good analytical skills and attention to details.

Ability to work in a multinational team, under pressure, large number of tasks and meeting tight deadlines

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Knowledge and experience in capacity building with external clients

Familiarity with the Decade of Roma Inclusion and working with Roma NGOs would be advantage

Starting Date:

March 1, 2009.

Reporting:

The Finance Assistant will work in close collaboration with the Financial and Administrative Manager; therefore, he/she will report to the Financial and Administrative Manager directly.

Applications, consisting of a CV and a Motivation Letter with wage level welcome, should be sent to the following email address: jzsiga@romaeducationfund.org, to the attention of Mr. Jeno Zsiga.

Erzsebet Bader
Communication Assistant
Roma Education Fund
Tel : +36 1 235 80 30
Fax : +36 1 235 80 31

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Funding: Center for the US and the Cold War

Fellowships at the Center for the US and the Cold War

NYU's Tamiment Library
New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War is pleased to announce that it will be offering a dissertation and post-doctoral fellowship as well as several travel grants for the 2009-2010 academic year. Our mission is to support research on the Cold War at home and the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We are particularly interested in proposals that deal with the impact that the Cold War had on the U.S. political economy, the national security state, civil rights, civil liberties, labor relations, and gender relations. The Center also looks forward to supporting projects that relate foreign policy to domestic politics and those that see the central issue as U.S. response to revolutionary nationalism and decolonization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

The application deadline is February 1, 2009. In order to apply, please send the information listed below to Professor Marilyn Young and Dr. Michael Nash (co-directors), Center for the United States and the Cold War, Tamiment Library, New
York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. 10012.

1. Copy of curriculum vitae.
2. Short project description (five pages maximum).
3. Statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project.
4. Two letters of recommendation.
5. Writing samples are also welcome.

Applicants for dissertation fellowships must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years. The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who have received the Ph.D. within the past five years. Travel grants are open to all.

Dissertation fellows will receive stipends of $20,000 for a nine-month academic year; stipends for post-doctoral fellows will be $40,000; and travel grants are $2,000 per month. One-semester fellowships may be offered at half of the above stipends. Health insurance is also available. Office space will be provided and all fellows will have a formal affiliation with New York University.

For more information applicants are encouraged to contact either Marilyn Young (Marilyn.Young@nyu.edu; 212-998-8610) or Michael Nash (Michael.Nash@nyu.edu; 212-998-2428).

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CfP: Capitalism in Crisis?: What's Next?, 07/16-18/2009, Paris

The deadline for proposal abstracts is January 15, 2009.

Call for papers: The Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Network of the
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) invites abstract proposals for papers and panels at its 2009 meeting in Paris at the Sciences Po. The theme is Capitalism in Crisis?: What's Next? Economic Regulation and Social Solidarity after the Fall of Finance Capitalism.

The annual meeting will take place from July 16-18, 2009.

The Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration network invites proposals for
papers, panels, and authors-meet-critics sessions that address the
processes, patterns, and changes related to socio-economic aspects of
race, ethnicity, and immigration in all parts of the world and from
different historical eras. The network seeks to develop a forum for
theory and research on the study of these processes. It welcomes
research from diverse disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological
perspectives.

Please visit the SASE website for more information about the meeting and to submit a paper or session proposal via the online system. The
co-organizers will be happy to answer any questions that you may have
about the network and meeting.

Hope to see you in Paris!

www.sase.org

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CFP: Biographic Readings, 04/20-22/2009, St Petersburg

The European University in St Petersburg and the Research and Information Centre "Memorial", St Petersburg are inviting abstracts for the 7th Annual V.V. Iofe Biographic Readings which will take place on 20-22 April 2009 on the premises of the European University.

Please follow this link for the Call for Papers:
http://www.eu.spb.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1099&Itemid=0

The annual international Veniamin Iofe Biographic Readings is the only interdisciplinary seminar on biographics of the 20th century in Russia. Participants are invited from various fields of methodology and practice involved in researching and creating biographies; including history, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, culturology, literary critics, and others.

Main Themes of the 7th Annual Readings:
-Contemporary biographical research: New approaches and possibilities, new methods in portrayal and presentation of biographies
-Problem of resources: reliability of resources in interpretation of life events
-Biography and myth, reservations in biography: content that doesn’t make it into biographies
-Posthumous biography: death in biography, biography and memory; disappearance as a fact of biography, forced disappearances
-Research of autobiographies
-And other topics


For all enquiries please contact the conference coordinator, Tatiana Kosinova, on kossinova@mail.ru (in Russian)

Best wishes,

Josephine von Zitzewitz

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CfP: Women and Human Rights, March 13, 2009, FL

Call for Presenters: Women and Human Rights Conference A Benefit for No More Tears

To be held at Nova Southeastern University’s Knight Auditorium March 13, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m

Scholars, students, social service providers, and activists are encouraged to submit proposals to present at the first Women and Human Rights Conference being held Friday, March 13, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Knight Auditorium on the main campus of Nova Southeastern University. Proposals for panels are welcome as well. Students can also submit proposals to display posters demonstrating their work relevant to women and human rights. All proposals must be received by January 31, 2009. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2009.

Possible Topics:

Topics for presentations, panels, and posters might include the following:

• Domestic and dating violence (including services, laws, responses, prevention, etc.)
• Human trafficking
• Sexual assault
• Sexual harassment
• Workplace discrimination
• Criminal justice policies
• Conditions of incarceration
• School-based discrimination
Presenters are encouraged to be creative, both in regards to content as well as delivery.

Fees:

The conference is free to NSU students and staff, and to students (with ID) from other universities. NSU students and faculty as well as students from other universities must still register to attend. All others, including presenters, are expected to register for and pay to attend the conference ($40). Presenters or panelists representing non-profit agencies will not be charged for the presentation, but attendees from these agencies will be required to pay. All proceeds from the conference will be given to No More Tears, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting victims of domestic violence.


Submitting a Proposal:

All proposals must be sent electronically to BOTH Dr. Laura Finley (lfinley@mail.barry.edu) and Somy Ali (somyinc@aol.com) by 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2009. Presenters will receive electronic notification of acceptance by 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2009.


Presentations: Interested persons should submit a brief (75 words or less) abstract describing their presentation, including AV needs. All abstracts should be accompanied by a brief biography of the presenter.

Panels: Panelists should submit the topic of the panel, a brief (75 words or less) description of what will be discussed during the panel, and a list of all the panelists. A biography must be submitted about each panelist as well.

Posters: Students submitting posters should follow the guidelines for presentation proposals.

Dr. Laura Finley

Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology

Barry University

11300 NE 2nd Ave.

Miami Shores, Fl 33161

Email: lfinley@mail.barry.edu

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

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CfP: Journal of Identity and Migration Studies

Deadline January 30, 2009

The editors of the Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (JIMS) invite scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and students to submit articles, essays, book reviews and recent conference reports for publication in the Spring/Summer 2009 edition.

All submissions for the spring 2009 edition are expected by January 30, 2009. Please send submissions to: jims@e-migration.ro (and a copy to contact@e-migration.ro). For more details, please visit the Guidelines for Authors page on the website of JIMS at: www.jims.e-migration.ro
The Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (JIMS) is an online review published twice a year under the auspices of the Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues - RCIMI, from the Faculty of Political Science and Communication Sciences, University of Oradea, Romania. JIMS promotes high-quality academic work and is committed to publishing cutting-edge, provocative, and thoughtful scholarship in the field of migration and identity, as well as in other related fields in the social sciences. Our goal is to explore new directions and perspectives in understanding the complex phenomena of migration and its challenge in redefining identity.

Best regards,

Marius Tatar
JIMS Deputy Editor-in-Chief
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JIMS - Journal of Identity and Migration Studies
Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues - RCIMI
University of Oradea
Faculty of Political Science and Communication Science
Address:
Str. Traian Blajovici nr. 2
Oradea, 410238
Romania
Tel./Fax: +40 259 455 525
E-mail: jims@e-migration.ro; contact@e-migration.ro
Web: www.jims.e-migration.ro

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Fellowship: Predissertation Research, SSRC

Apply by January 30, 2009, 9:00 P.M. EST
To enable humanities and social science graduate students to conduct preliminary research and prepare dissertation research and funding proposals, the Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2009.

The fellowship competition is open to all second and third-year graduate students in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities who are currently enrolled full time in a PhD program at an accredited university in the United States and whose research projects and dissertation proposals fit within one of the five research fields listed below.

Students awarded fellowships participate in two four-day workshops led by leading scholars of different disciplinary perspectives in each of the fields. Workshop dates are May 28-31, 2009 in New Orleans and September 10-13, 2009 in Philadelphia. The fellowship covers all necessary costs of travel, meals, and lodging for the workshops and provides up to $5,000 for summer research.

2009 Research Fields

Critical Agrarian Studies

Marc Edelman (Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center) Wendy Wolford (Geography, North Carolina - Chapel Hill)

Cultures and Histories of the Human Sciences

Elizabeth Lunbeck (History, Vanderbilt University) Emily Martin (Anthropology, New York University)


Empires of Vision

Martin Jay (History, UC Berkeley) Sumathi Ramaswamy (History, Duke University)

Revitalizing Development Studies

Ben Schneider (Political Science, MIT)

Andrew Michael Schrank (Sociology, University of New Mexico)

State Violence

Ivan Ermakoff (Sociology, Wisconsin - Madison) Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science, Yale)

For full descriptions of the research fields, eligibility and application requirements, and the DPDF program, visit our Web site: http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf

Fellowship applications are available at http://applications.ssrc.org.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
Social Science Research Council
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (212) 377-2700, ext. 441
F: (212) 377-2727
Email: dpdf@ssrc.org
Visit the website at http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf/

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Job: Political Science/International Relations, Ontario

The Balsillie School and the University of Waterloo invite applications for a number of Chair positions from outstanding researchers and academic leaders in international affairs and global governance at Associate or Full Professor ranks.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Chair holders will be internationally distinguished scholars who will be expected to make significant contributions to the work of the Global Governance MA and PhD programs in the Balsillie School. Teaching expectations will be comparable to those of Canada Research Chairs at the University of Waterloo. In addition, they will maintain active research programs, secure external funding, and contribute actively to the intellectual and administrative life of the Balsillie School and the University of Waterloo.

All applications should be directed to the Director of the Balsillie School, Ramesh Thakur. A letter of interest, current CV and names of three referees should be emailed to asthompson@balsillieschool.ca. Positions will remain open until filled. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Contact Info:
Andrew Thompson
Program Officer, Global Governance Programs
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Hagey Hall 318
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3G1
phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 38689
e-mail: asthompson@balsillieschool.ca

Website: http://www.balsillieschool.ca

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Post-doc Fellowship: Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke

Application Deadline: January 12, 2009

Franklin Humanities Institute - Duke University - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Franklin Humanities Institute

The Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) at Duke University seeks up to two postdoctoral fellows for academic year 2009-10. Fellows will participate in the FHI 2009-10 Seminar, Innovating Forms, convened by Duke faculty members Miriam Cooke and Fred Moten. The seminar will explore the role of form in the production of knowledge and the meanings & articulations of innovation. Applicants must have the PhD in-hand by the beginning of academic year 2009-10, and may not hold a tenured faculty position before or during the fellowship year. The fellowship provides a $40,000 stipend, access to benefits and a private office in the John Hope Franklin Center.

For complete application information, visit: www.fhi.duke.edu


Questions? Contact Christina Chia at (919) 668-1902 or christina.chia@duke.edu


Contact Info:

Christina Chia
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
2204 Erwin Rd., Box 90403
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0403
Website: http://fhi.duke.edu

Main Category: Humanities
Secondary Categories: World History
Women/Gender
Western Civilization
Sociology
Social and Cultural History
Russian/Soviet History
Religious Studies
Political Science/International Relations
Policy and Political History
Medieval History
Literature
Linguistics
Languages
Intellectual History
Imperial or Colonial Studies
Global Studies
German History
General Social Sciences
Francophone Studies
Fine Arts
Film
European Studies
European History
Early Modern History
British History
Art and Architectural History
Area Studies/Ethnic Studies
Architecture
Anthropology/Archaeology

Duke University provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, sex, or age.

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announcement: Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies' - Invitation for Book Proposals, Anthem Press

‘Anthem Series on Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies’ publishes original research on the economy, politics, sociology and history of the region. The series aims to promote critical scholarship in the field, and has built a reputation for uncompromising editorial and production standards. The breadth of the series reflects our commitment to promoting original scholarship on Russian and East European studies to a global audience. Leading titles from the series include: ‘Chechnya: From Past to Future’, edited by Richard Sakwa; ‘A History of Russia’ Vols I & II by Walter G. Moss; ‘Dostoevsky and the Dynamics of Religious Experience’ by Malcolm Jones; ‘Reflective Laughter: Aspects of Humour in Russian Culture’, edited by Lesley Milne; and ‘Homelands: War, Population and Statehood in Eastern Europe and Russia’, edited by Nick Baron and Peter Gatrell.

We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We also welcome the opportunity of pursuing co-publishing ventures with institutions in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, please contact us at: proposal@wpcpress.com


Anthem Press
75-76 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8HA
United Kingdom
t: +44 (0)207 401 4200
f: +44 (0)207 401 4201


Anthem Press
244 Madison Ave. #116
New York, NY 10016
United States
t: +1 718 312 8748
f: +1 775 317 9721

Email: info@wpcpress.com

Visit the website at http://www.anthempress.com


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CfP: Jewish Migration to the Metropolises of Europe, 1848-1918, late 2009, Vienna

Deadline: February 15, 2009

CFP for a conference on ‘Jewish Migration to the Metropolises of Europe, 1848-1918: A Comparative Perspective’

Since the middle of the 19th century, and increasingly after 1880/90, several million Jews migrated from the formerly divided Poland, from Rumania and from Russia to Western Europe or, alternatively, to North and South America. Today, Jewish migration and integration history is regarded as trans-national and European history with global implications. This call for papers seeks contributions for a conference to be held in Vienna in late 2009 (dec./jan.) on ‘Jewish Migration and Integration in the Metropolises of Europe, 1848-1918’. The organisers will assume travel and conference costs; the publication of the results is planned.

In recent years, terms such as ‘acculturation’ and ‘assimilation’ have increasingly been recognised as political-historical constructs based on certain social-technical premises. The migrants are attributed per se with a need to adapt to the ‘majority society’ without any claim on free spaces that could provide for their own socio-cultural differences. Thus Jewish migration history has frequently been written in two different ways: On the one hand, as a history of consecutive practices of exclusion and expulsion, against which particularly Jewish organisations resisted with greater or lesser degrees of success, and, on the other, as a history of successful integration. The relevant literature treats both aspects, whose interactions have rarely been examined, as being typical of the Jewish experience. This detachment from general migration studies has led to a situation where new concepts such as disintegration and exclusion, segregation, acquisition and defiance have remained almost entirely unexamined and unused. The complex field of interlocking inclusion and exclusion mechanisms – directed against migrants in general and against specific socially, ethnically and religiously defined groups – has rarely been illuminated.

At the same time, the conference will build upon sociological reflections on the ambivalence of modernity (Zygmunt Baumann/Michel Foucault) and on the dialectics of social justice and recognition (Nancy Fraser/Judith Butler/Seyla Benhabib). It will give credence to the impulses emerging from this corner and develop them further. After all, modernity holds out not only the promise of inclusion but also risks and exclusionary practices. This aspect plays an important role in the topic under discussion here since migration from East to West also represents a transfer from societies that were still under the sway of the ancien régime, and thus still in the throes of modernisation, into a part of Europe that was already divided into modern nation-states that regarded themselves as more or less ethnically homogeneous entities. In addition, modernism has in more recent times been understood as a process of continuous ‘de-placement’, which has been intersected by constant attempts at ‘re-placement’. These processes were largely focussed on the cities in the wake of a secular internal migration process. But at the same time, the cities were the places where the overwhelming majority of Jewish (and most other) migrants congregated. The contributions should thus examine the history of Jewish migration to the West as a multi-perspectival history of urban societies and their dynamic transformation within the give and take of exclusion and inclusion, integration and segregation, attribution and identity.

In the process, it will be necessary to challenge a dichotomy that is frequently implicit in Jewish historiography: On the one hand, European Jews per se have been regarded as a mobile, educated, socially climbing population group that was linked to the rise of capitalism and was deeply involved in the urbanisation process. This directly contradicts the notion that the new nation-states more or less excluded Jews emigrating from ‘the East’ by integrating them into homogenisation and/or assimilation processes. As cultures transformed, these practices were increasingly interpreted from an essentialist or race biology perspective. In fact, after Jews began migrating to the Central European metropolises starting in 1848 and particularly after 1880/90, the ‘New Nationalism’ of the 1880s increasingly began attributing them with a role as outsiders, regardless of whether they migrated internally from the crisis areas on the periphery of Eastern Europe or arrived in the West due to pogroms.

The contributions should examine the following themes. Suggestions for papers that compare or relate Jewish migration experiences to those of other groups are particularly welcome:

1) How did the respective national constructs in the European metropolises impact Jewish migration and integration after 1860? This concerns not only the reactions of the proponents of national community-building in politics and the public sphere to Jewish migration, but also the interaction between the already ‘assimilated’ communities and the new migrants from the ‘East’. The focus is not only on the formation of associations in the field of Jewish sociable and welfare organisations along with educational, colonisation and settlement associations, but also conflicts and conflict management throughout all social groups.

2) How did Jewish self-organisation function in labour and educational associations as well as in emigration agencies when, starting in 1880, the European nation-states were confronted by mass emigration from East and South-Eastern Europe before they had developed their own government instruments for the humanitarian regulation and cushioning of economic and forced migration? Who came together in these organisations and how was policy developed there? This refers to the Alliance Israélite and its trans-national fields of activity from a post-colonial perspective.

3) What defiance strategies did Jewish migrants from East-Central and South-Eastern Europe develop in order to carve out their own urban spaces in the European cities? This refers to the formation of networks through associations and prayer houses. How did these institutions correspond to gender-specific opportunities for work, social mobility and political participation?

4) Did ‘parallel’ societies exist in the European metropolises of the 19th century? If so, how and by whom were they constituted? How did specific residential areas, such as the ‘Grätzl’ or ‘Pletzl’, impact the inclusion and exclusion of migrants? Were these merely transit points or were they also places of lasting interest?

5) How did societies and milieus in the metropolises react to migration? This refers to the various practices of inclusion and exclusion across the spectrum of migration and immigration bans, all the way to the construction of a ‘Jewish question’. This simultaneously includes the reactive response in the form of Jewish nationalism.

University of Vienna
Institute for Economic- and Social History
Dr. Ingo Haar
Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
(+43)14277–41332
Email: ingo.haar@univie.ac.at


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January 14, 2009

CfP: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENT, 05/21-24/2009, Athens

Call for Papers Date: 2009-01-26

4th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENT 21-24 May 2009, Athens, Greece

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of environment from all disciplines such as education, biology, chemistry, geology, economics, geography, history, political science, communications, environmental health, environmental law & justice, government policy, etc. Areas of interest include (but are not confined to): Energy, Waste and recycling, Water Research Engineering, Biological Treatment of Water, Water Quality Engineering, Management, Water Quality Modeling, Treatment Management Strategies Relevant to Water, Surface Quality Control, Quality Control of Water, Development of Tools for Controlling Water Quality, Atmospheric Pollution, Soil Pollution, The Economy of Nature, Politics & Science, Petroleum Waste Management and Natural Methods of Controlling Pollution. Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of the Conference Proceedings.


Dr. Theophilos Theophanides, Honorary Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens and Head of the Environment Research Unit of ATINER.

8 Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, 10671 Athens, Greece

Tel.: + 30 210 3634210. Fax: + 30 210 3634209.

Email: atiner@atiner.gr

Visit the website at http://www.atiner.gr/docs/Environment.htm

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CfP: POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, 06/22-25/2009, Athens

Deadline: January 23, 2009

7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS 22-25 JUNE 2009, ATHENS, GREECE

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of Politics and International Affairs and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer. For programs of previous conferences and other information visit the conference website www.atiner.gr/docs/Politics.htm

Papers (in English) from all areas of education are welcome. Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of the Conference Proceedings or Edited Books as part of ATINER's mass media and communication book series. For Books and Proceedings of previous conferences you may visit http://www.atiner.gr/docs/POLITICS_PUBLICATIONS.htm for table of contents and order forms.

Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER and Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

8 Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, 10671 Athens, Greece

Tel.: + 30 210 3634210. Fax: + 30 210 3634209.

Email: atiner@atiner.gr

Visit the website at http://www.atiner.gr/docs/Politics.htm


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CfP: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, 05/15-17/2009, Cornell

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2009


Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics FASL 18

Date: 15-May-2009 - 17-May-2009
Location: Ithaca, New York, USA
Contact Person: Draga Zec
Meeting Email: dz17@cornell.edu
Web Site: http://conf.ling.cornell.edu/FASL18/

Meeting Description:

The 18th meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics will be held at Cornell University, from May 15th to 17th, 2009.

Papers covering a wide range of current issues in the syntax, phonetics, phonology and semantics of Slavic languages have been programmed over three days, along with a poster session and plenary addresses by three distinguished scholars. Anyone interested in the linguistics of Slavic Languages is welcome to attend.

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited for talks or posters on topics dealing with formal Slavic linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. All talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstract submissions should be sent to fasleighteen@gmail.com, with
"Abstract" in the subject line. In the body of the message, please include the names of the author(s), affiliation(s), abstract title, relevant subfield and an e-mail address.

Abstracts should take the form of a PDF, with all non-standard fonts
embedded in it. Abstracts should be typed in 11pt font, with 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides, and be limited to one page of text, with an additional page for data and references. Abstracts should be anonymous. Submissions not adhering to these guidelines will not be considered for presentation at the conference.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2009 (note change of date)
Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2009
(All applicants will be contacted by February 21, 2009)

Draga Zec (dz17@cornell.edu) and Wayles Browne (ewb2@cornell.edu), Co-Organizers

Conference website: http://conf.ling.cornell.edu/FASL18/

Department of Linguistics
203 Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701
(607) 255-1105

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CfP: Media and Social Change in Eastern Europe After 1989, 05/21-22/2009, Vilnius

Deadline March 15, 2009

Call for Papers:

Title: Communicative Revolution? Media and Social Change in Eastern Europe After 1989

Dates: May 21-22, 2009

Organizers: European Humanities University, Center for Advanced Studies and Education (CASE), Visual and Cultural Studies Laboratory at EHU

Eligibility: Media researchers & analysts focusing on the role of media in EE countries; media practitioners and activists.

Within the framework of the conference, we plan to discuss a set of issues related to the rapidly increasing development of new media and telecommunications technologies which, over the last twenty years, have radically changed not only our everyday life, but also the forms of political communication, cultural production and consumption, the sphere of economic relations as well as models of educational processes.

For the countries of the former socialist bloc, the shaping of a new media-landscape as well as the advent of the new communication technologies went hand-in-hand with the similar processes in all other spheres and, in a certain, sense have become a leading force and the very basis for those processes. Given that historical and societal junctures, such newly emerged media in some countries have been effectively employed in the pursuit of democratization of the society while in others (as in the case of Belarus, for instance), on the contrary, the same means and instruments were used with no less effect to support and promote authoritarian political systems. A recent history of Eastern Europe was being created, archived and rendered intelligible in many ways due to that worldview as it was created by the visual media.

The dissection of the information space in the countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as redistribution of the share in the media-market that began soon after 1991 have led to the situation when in what used to be a homogenous media space diverse national media systems came to existence, new social and political actors came into scene, new economic and political factors emerged, new forms of cooperation between local and global mass-media were shaped. The accession of a number of the former socialist' countries into European Union (2004-2007) has been another significant event, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union collapse, which has played a crucial role in the transformation of the media-landscape in the region. Due to the development and spread of the satellite television and Internet many people from EE countries, formerly being cut off from the rest of the world by the 'Iron Curtain' and being carefully given dozed information about the internal and the external events, under the changed conditions were able to perceive themselves as belonging to one 'global village', and importance of this factor has a decisive impact for the analysis of the political and cultural processes in the region.

A special focus will be placed on the interaction of the 'old' (paper press, television, web 1.0) media and the new media (electronic press, digital video, web 2.0) which quite often turns into the ideological opposition, since, on the one hand, television was and still remains to be a decisive instrument of the political influence on the masses (it is television that created the whole generation of the political leaders, so called 'tele-presidents', whose 'charisma' is in the first place a product of the mass-media) has played the major role in the establishment of the neopopulist model of politics), while on the other hand, forming of the alternative or counter-public sphere becomes possible in the first place thanks to the Internet and other forms of media activism related to it.

It is in that context that we are presently face the task of researching and assessing the full effects and consequences, of a 'communicative revolution' which happened after 1989 in the former socialist countries.

Moreover, the aim of the conference is not only to provide mapping of a new media and mediatized space in the countries of the Eastern Europe over the last 20 years but also to provide grounds for a critical reflection with regard to research strategies and methodologies which are being applied to the analysis of new cultural practices and forms of interaction between media, politics and culture. In other words, we hope that in the framework of common discussion of the aforementioned problems, it will be possible to come up with an answer to the question about the analytical models and conceptual apparatus with which the given set of problems is being researched in social sciences and humanities in the countries of Eastern Europe.

For discussion at the conference, the following provisional list of issues and question can be further extended and complemented:

§ Mediatization of politics and depoliticization of the public sphere
§ Media, neopopulism and Eastern European democracies
§ Regional and national media systems in the age of globalization
§ Political economy of the Eastern European mass-media
§ Passive citizens VS. active consumers? Post-Soviet television and marketization/commoditization of culture and politics
§ Surveillance technologies and the collapse of the private and in the age of telecommunication technologies and computer networks
§ Social, ethical and legal issues in the relationship between the private and the public in contemporary mass-media
§ Creativity as commodity: Creation and distribution of media formats
§ Digitalized culture and the intellectual property rights
§ New media - new academia?
§ Mediatization of the everyday life of the Post-Soviet city
§ National film industries in the context of media convergence: production, distribution, and reception of the cinema in the Eastern Europe
§ TV and the Internet: TV & Internet: visual stylistics, information functions, practices of consumption
§ Online communities and social networks in the Post-Soviet space (Livejournal.com, odnoklassniki.ru, vkontakte.ru, etc.)
§ Cyber-protest: media activism, public sphere and civil society
§ Status and functions of the "expert knowledge" in mass-media
§ Visual Studies, Feminist Theory, Media anthropology, Critical political economy and other methodologies of studying mass media
§ Sociology of mass communication: between the marketing research and the servitude to the authorities?

The deadline for submitting applications for presentations and panel discussions (3-4 participants presenting on the similar subject) is March, 15, 2009 and needs to be sent to the following address: case@ehu.lt (please, specify "conference' in the subject). The application should include: a short CV (the sample is attached, lastname_CV.doc) and the abstract of presentation in one of the working languages of the conference (up to 300 words).

Applicants will be notified about the decision of the organizing committee by April, 10, 2009. Organizing committee includes: Vladimir Dounaev, Pavel Tereshkovich, Svetlana Naumova, Almira Ousmanova, Elena Matusevich (coordinator), Dzmitry Karenka (coordinator).
Applications can be submitted in Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian, and English languages.
The working languages of the conference will be English and Russian.

Participants will be sent the invitation letter in order to obtain a Lithuanian visa. Accommodation in the hotel (breakfasts included) will be covered by organizers. The organizing committee has some (limited) funds to cover the trip. Participants who would need the travel grants for their visit, shall inform organizers in the application specifying the place of departure and indicating the possible (minimal) cost of the trip to Vilnius. The participants, who pass the first round of selection, are also eligible for travel grants.

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CfP: Religious Identities, State-Church-Party Relations, and the European Project, 04/02-04/2009, NY

Deadline January 15, 2009
Call for Papers

Workshop "The Boundaries of Europe. Religious Identities, State-Church-Party Relations, and the European Project"

New York University, April 2 - 4, 2009

The European boundaries are typically discussed in broad civilizational and historical terms, or specifically in political terms such as EU membership. In the meantime, other issues and perspectives have enriched this debate, and multiple dimensions of European boundaries are identified, such as geographical, socio-economic, political, strategic or cultural ones. The cultural, or more precisely religious, dimension of Europe's boundaries is a rather recent topic in the general public and social sciences alike.

Yet, it can be argued that cultural boundary drawing was always at the core of the European project. Some suggest that the entire project of European integration was inaugurated and pushed along primarily by religious, that is Christian Democratic, forces and inspirations, as the Catholic "founding fathers" Robert Schuman, Konrad Adenauer and Alcide de Gasperi illustrate - one might add to this list more Catholic leaders such as Jean Monnet, Jacques Santer and Jacques Delors. With the ongoing processes of deepening and widening of the EU, however, a new pluralism has emerged which challenges some of the commonly held assumptions and inspirations of the founding generation and those in their footsteps.

This is particularly relevant, as in the post-Cold War era, the EU has reached unprecedented levels of cultural and religious pluralism, having to deal with a variety of new actors and interests within old and new member states. In this light, then, the issue of the religious boundaries of Europe returns to the agenda with a new force, and in a more multiple or ambiguous way than previously.

The workshop addresses the question how cultural and religious identities have informed the shaping of European boundaries in the course of the process of European integration. Particular attention will be paid to the interaction and interrelations between players and ideas in this process: religious-confessional traditions as they inform the European idea and project, and contribute to the constant boundary drawing; key actors, such as the national governments, the major parties, and the churches; and the various nation states, old and new members of the EU, and their (cultural-religious) alliances and conflicts (such as in the drafting of the preamble for the European Constitution, or the issue of Turkish EU membership).

The workshop aims to bring together established and younger scholars from both sides of the Atlantic who will present their research and engage in a dialogue about the relevance of cultural boundary drawing in the European project.

Paper givers who are accepted will be paid round-trip airfare (economy) and up to three nights of accommodation in New York. There exists the possibility that the papers will be published in an edited volume after the workshop.

The deadline for abstracts (1 page) is January 15, 2009. Please send them, along with a brief C.V., electronically or per snail mail to:
Michael Minkenberg
Max Weber Chair of European Studies
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
New York University
285 Mercer St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Email: mm1807@nyu.edu

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CfP: specialists in linguistics, 09/25-27/2009, Hamburg

Deadline: January 31, 2009

We would like to invite You cordially to attend the annual meeting of Polyslav (www.polyslav.org). Polyslav is an organisation of young philologists and experts in Slavic linguistic studies, who meet annually in order to discuss the newest developments in research in linguistic Slavistics and to establish connections among young scholars working in these areas. All European young scientists who possess a graduated degree are welcome to attend the conference.

There are the following guidelines for contributions: Each paper will be allowed 30 minutes (including 10 minutes for questions and discussion). Presentations can be given in all Slavic languages, English or German and the results of the meeting are to be published in a conference volume. The participation fee is 60 Euro (in which a copy of the conference volume is included). The next annual meeting of Polyslav XIII takes place between 25th and 27th of September 2009 in Hamburg. The closing date for submissions is 31 January 2009, so, please fill out the attached application form and send it back to us within the period stipulated. Please forward this information to anyone interested.

Concerning the accommodation in Hamburg, we try to arrange special rates for conference participants. If You need accommodation in Hamburg, please specify this in the attached application form so that we are able to make reservations in time.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Yours sincerely,
Serdecznie pozdrawiamy,
Uz srda?ne pozdrave,

Agnieszka Czachór
Katrin Bente Fischer
Gertje Krumbholz

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JOB- Director of University Development, American University of Central Asia


American University of Central Asia seeks a dynamic, experienced
individual to serve as Director of University Development. The
candidate must be committed to the mission of a liberal arts
university, as well as be computer literate, and fluent in English.
The Director of Development will report to the President and oversee
University communications, alumni relations and fundraising.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter and C.V. to human_resources@mail.auca.kg

A review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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CFP- Journal: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

Deadline: January 30, 2009Call For Papers

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, a tri-annual, fully-refereed
journal published in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, invites the submission of high-quality interdisciplinary articles on issues pertaining to nationalism, ethnicity and related themes.

Examples of these themes include:

* Ethnicity, nationalism and conflict in the Great Lakes
* African borders and identity
* Nation-building and architecture
* Cinema and national struggles
* Secularism and minorities
* Ethnic identity and religious institutions

The editors are particularly interested in submissions for special issues on:
* Africa
* Art
* Religion and Secularism

The editors welcome submissions of work in progress as well as
contributions from young professionals, post-docs and lecturers in the early stages of their career. SEN especially encourages submissions from PhD candidates. For submissions to be considered for publication in 2009, please ensure your paper reaches us by 30th January, 2009. The word limit is 7000 words, including bibliography and references. All papers must be submitted on-line via the manuscript centre:
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sena

For author guidelines and further information, visit the SEN website:
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1473-8481

The Editorial Board
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

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Job: Russian language, literature and culture, TN

Sewanee: The University of the South Department of Russian

One-year sabbatical replacement position in Russian language, literature and culture. Teaching load is three courses per semester, including intensive second, third, or fourth year language courses. The position also includes participation in the University's interdisciplinary Humanities program in a team-taught course which focuses on the cultural history of the Western world since the French Revolution. Ability to teach a survey course on Russian film is highly desirable; enthusiasm and willingness to coordinate Russian co-curricular and extracurricular activities are essential. College-level teaching experience in the United States and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English required. Ph.D. preferred, although ABD candidates will also be considered.

Submit letter of application describing teaching experience and research interests and a curriculum vitae electronically to Prof. Mark Preslar (mpreslar@sewanee.edu), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Kitty Lester, Faculty Hiring Specialist, Human Resources, 735 University Ave., University of the South, Sewanee, TN 37383. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at AATSEEL in San Francisco.


-- Elizabeth Skomp, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of RussianSewanee: The
University of the South735 University AvenueSewanee, TN 37383Phone:
931.598.1254E-mail: eskomp@sewanee.edu

Sewanee: The University of the South comprises a highly ranked College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology of
the Episcopal Church. It welcomes individuals of all backgrounds to its striking 10,000-acre domain on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau.
Additional information about Sewanee may be found at www.sewanee.edu.
The University of the South is an equal opportunity employer.

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January 13, 2009

JOB- OSCE Political Officer, Astana

JOB- OSCE Political Officer, Astana

PAE Government Services, under contract for the US Department of
State, is seeking qualified US-citizen applicants for a position
within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Political Officer, Astana, Kazakhstan
Vacancy #: VNKAZS00020
Political Affairs, Senior Professional
Deadline for applications: 01/06/2009
Link to the job description:
https://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=3160
Applicants should pay close attention to the mandatory requirements of the position and be sure to tailor their applications to the vacancy notice to improve their chances of consideration. Internships are not counted by the OSCE as contributing to the total years of experience.

To apply, please fill out an application at www.pae-react.com using
the Vacancy Number indicated in the vacancy notice. PAE will then
reply to short-listed applicants to discuss the details of the
position. Only finalists will be contacted.

To verify whether your application was received, close your
application and then re-enter it. If the vacancy number still appears
in the vacancy notice slot, your application will be reviewed.
Indications of interest should be received no later than two business
days prior to the closing date.

Citizens of other OSCE participating states wishing to apply should do so directly with their Foreign Ministry. Green Card holders, asylum holders and other non-citizens are not eligible to be nominated by the United States.


Inessa Matova
Recruiting Manager
PAE Government Services, INC
REACT Program
1601 North Kent Street, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: 703.717.6056
Fax: 703.717.6199
Email: Imatova@paegroup.comagr

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JOB- HESP Program Coordinator, OSI Central Asia Research and Training Initiative, Budapest

JOB- HESP Program Coordinator, OSI Central Asia Research & Training
Initiative

Higher Education Support Program

Program Coordinator
(The position is temporary with a minimum commitment of one year.
The position is available immediately.)

Base and Reporting

The Program Coordinator is based at the OSI Budapest office and
reports to the HESP Program Director and Senior Program Manager.

General Duties

The Program Coordinator works with the Senior Program Manager on the
implementation and development of the HESP Central Asia Research and
Training Initiative (CARTI) program. Within this framework, the
Program Coordinator provides complex administrative and programmatic
support to the individual projects as well as to the CARTI program as
a whole. The Program Coordinator is a key liaison between the funded
projects and relevant units of OSI in all matters related to the
administration of OSI funding to the CARTI projects and the general
program activities.

Please send applications in English, including a cover letter and
curriculum vitae, to applications@admingroup.hu
Application deadline: January 31, 2009

For more information about the Higher Education Support Program,
please see http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp

OSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer which supports diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

The specific responsibilities of the CARTI Program Coordinator lie in
the following programmatic and administrative areas:

Recruiting candidates for CARTI Fellowships

* Working with the Senior Program Manager (SPM) and the CARTI
academic advisory Committee (AC) on drafting annual Calls for
Applications and advertising the Fellowship programs in the target
region
* Consulting the applicants on the format and priorities of the
program and application procedures, coordination of the admission and review of the applications for Fellowships and communication of the selection results
* Assisting the SPM in the search for and communication with the
international consultants to the program

Grant and Program Administration

* General orientation of Fellows and consultants and coordination of
the planning and budgeting for the individual grants
* Administration of grant contracts and payments, compliance with the OSI legal, administrative and financial policies and procedures and guidelines for CARTI funding
* Guidance and oversight of the reporting (programmatic and
financial) on the individual projects and review of the reports by
the AC and HESP

Organization of Program Events

* Overall logistical and financial organization and administration of the CARTI training and academic events
* Providing necessary organizational and documentation support for
the site visits to the region by the members of the CARTI AC and the project consultants and for the Fellows' overseas study visits
* Logistical and budgetary organization of the CARTI Committee
meetings, organization and distribution of necessary materials, input in designing the schedule and agendas for the meetings

Maintaining the Fellowship records and program documentation

* Maintaining all program records, including individual grant files,
minutes of the AC meetings and documentation of other CARTI events,other relevant program records and presentation materials, regularly updated databases of Fellows and projects
* Drafting and distributing general information and guideline
materials for the applicants, grantees and consultants
* Maintaining updated CARTI pages on the OSI web site www.soros.org

Program Development and Networking

* Liaising with local educational and organizational partners on
program advertising, support to Fellows' activities and organization of local training and academic events and experts' visits
* Working with the SPM and the AC on the organization and
administration of the internal and external program evaluation
* Attendance at meetings and events relevant to CARTI and HESP
activities and development, presentation of CARTI and HESP
programming at various relevant occasions
* Working with the SPM and the AC on identifying the potential
partners, directions and means for the CARTI program development
* Responding to inquiries on CARTI and other relevant general HESP
matters
* Assisting in coordination and management of other, non-CARTI,
common HESP activities and events in the region, as requested or
appointed by the SPM or HESP Director

Qualifications, Skills and Qualities

* A university degree in social sciences or humanities
* At least three years' administrative experience in not-for-profit
sector, preferably within an international organization related to
educational or social development, or educational administration;
candidates with academic background will also be considered
* Good understanding of the higher education system and development
in the post-communist region; knowledge of Central Asian region will be an advantage
* Excellent organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills,
attention to detail
* Excellent communication skills, including excellent spoken and
written English; proficiency in Russian and/or Hungarian languages is an asset
* Excellent word processing, database creation and management and
basic accounting skills
* Readiness to meet the challenges and special needs of working in a
multinational and multicultural environment and travel extensively in the program's target region; commitment to the mission of OSI and
HESP.

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CFP: EU and Central Asia: Strategies for a new partnership, 03/25-26/2009, Almaty

CONF./CFP- 6th International Conference, Kazakh-German Univ, Almaty, Mar. 25-26

Kazakh-German University

6th International Conference at Kazakh-German University
Almaty / Kazakhstan

"The EU and Central Asia: Strategies for a new partnership"
25-26 March 2009

Kazakh-German University invites scholars, academics, and students from Kazakhstan, Germany, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to participate in this conference.

The conference comprises 3 sections in which presentations will be held and discussed with the audience.

1st Section: "Inducing sustainable competitiveness of the Central Asian economies"

2nd Section: "Sustainable use of energy and water resources in Central Asia"

3rd Section: "Processes of political and social modernization in Central Asia"

4th Section: "The role of the young generation and education in transition of the self-awareness of Central Asian societies"

5th Section: "Intercultural Dialogue: modern methods of teaching foreign languages"

Participants from all academic disciplines are invited. Contributions from students of Kazakh-German University and other universities in Central Asia are particularly welcome. The conference aims at creating a lively exchange of ideas between academics, professionals and students.


Deadline for submission: 28 February 2009.

Please submit your proposal for a paper including contact details to:
conference-dku@yandex.ru

Participation is free of charge. Proposals will be reviewed by the organisational committee. Selected participants will get further information by e-mail.

Contact information:
Kazakh-German University, Pushkin Str. 111/113, 050010 Almaty
Tel. +7 727 293 89 13, Fax: +7 727 293 90 01, e-mail: info@dku.kz
www.dku.kz


Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung (CIM);
Mendelssohnstraße 75-77; 60325 Frankfurt am Main; Germany

A conference volume including all papers will be published afterwards.

Articles submitted but not presented at the conference will be published in the conference volume as well.

Please submit a short proposal for a paper in one of the sections (not more than one page - DIN A4, font 14, Times New Roman) together with personal details: name, field of research, work or study, academic position, telephone, e-mail. Articles can be submitted in Kazakh, German, Russian or English language.

Organisational committee:

Prof. Dr. oec. habil. Bodo Lochmann - (Lecturer of German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD and Deacon of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics)Prof. Dr. Tamara Volkova - (Deacon of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Kazakh-German University)
Bayan Assylbekova - (Deacon of the Faculty of Economics)
Tatyana Bydzan - (Project Manager)
Claudia Winkler - (Marketing)

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Fellowship: Jewish, Roma, and Polish inmates - Auschwitz, Poland

Deadline: February 2, 2009

Fellowship Opportunity - Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows program is a unique fully funded travel study program for graduate students and completed undergraduates engaged in continuing study. In late June and early July 2009, the Fellows travel for three and a half weeks in New York, Krakow, Warsaw, Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Lodz, and small towns in Galicia. In Oświęcim, the Fellows attend an intensive program at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum where they tour the camps, study the history of Jewish, Roma, and Polish inmates, and learn how to use the archives, collections, publications, and educational departments. The Fellows are taken on a study trip throughout southeast Poland to explore the area’s rich Jewish heritage and meet with local Jewish and non-Jewish leaders to learn about pre-war Jewish life, life under the Nazi occupation and Communism, as well as about the status of the Jewish community in Poland today. Upon returning home, each Fellow will complete a written project. Applications for the program are available at http://www.mjhnyc.org/documents/Fellows_Application_2009.pdf and are due on February 2, 2009.

Shiri B. Sandler
Auschwitz Jewish Center
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
Phone: 646.437.4276
Fax: 646.437.4281
Email: ssandler@mjhnyc.org

Visit the website at http://ajcf.org/auschwitz-jewish-center-fellows:-a-bridge-to-history

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January 09, 2009

Fellowships: SSRC DPDF: Predissertation Research

SSRC DPDF: Predissertation Research Fellowships 2009

To enable humanities and social science graduate students to conduct preliminary research and prepare dissertation research and funding proposals, the Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2009.

The fellowship competition is open to all second and third-year graduate students in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities who are currently enrolled full time in a PhD program at an accredited university in the United States and whose research projects and dissertation proposals fit within one of the five research fields listed below.

Students awarded fellowships participate in two four-day workshops led by leading scholars of different disciplinary perspectives in each of the fields. Workshop dates are May 28-31, 2009 in New Orleans and September 10-13, 2009 in Philadelphia. The fellowship covers all necessary costs of travel, meals, and lodging for the workshops and provides up to $5,000 for summer research.

2009 Research Fields

Critical Agrarian Studies Marc Edelman (Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center) Wendy Wolford (Geography, North Carolina - Chapel Hill)

Cultures and Histories of the Human Sciences Elizabeth Lunbeck (History, Vanderbilt University) Emily Martin (Anthropology, New York University)

Empires of Vision Martin Jay (History, UC Berkeley) Sumathi Ramaswamy (History, Duke University)

Revitalizing Development Studies Ben Schneider (Political Science, MIT) Andrew Michael Schrank (Sociology, University of New Mexico)

State Violence Ivan Ermakoff (Sociology, Wisconsin - Madison) Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science, Yale)

For full descriptions of the research fields, eligibility and application requirements, and the DPDF program, visit our Web site: http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf

Fellowship applications are available at http://applications.ssrc.org
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

Social Science Research Council

810 Seventh Avenue, FL 31

New York, NY 10019

P: (212) 377-2700

F: (212) 377-2727

Email: dpdf@ssrc.org

Visit the website at http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf/

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Fellowship: Institute for Historical Studies, Austin

Fellowships: Institute for Historical Studies UT-Austin

The Institute for Historical Studies at UT-Austin welcomes applications for one semester and full year residential fellowships from junior, mid-career and senior faculty. The fellowships provide full salary replacement. The theme for 2009-10 is Global Borders, and we seek fellows whose work explores the theme in a wide variety of creative ways, conceptual as well as geographical.

The application deadline is January 15, 2009.

For details of the fellowships as well as current fellows and programming for 2008-09, see: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies/

Julie Hardwick
Associate Professor & Director of the Institute for Historical Studies
Department of History
1 Univ Sta B7000
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

Email: historyinstitute@austin.utexas.edu

Visit the website at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies/

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CfP: Philological Studies

Deadline: April 30, 2009
Philological Studies

Call for Papers

Philological Studies is a Slavistic magazine in the field of humanistic sciences. It is a result of the inter-university collaboration among the Philological Faculty at the Perm State University, the Philosophical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana, the Institute of Macedonian Literature at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Philosophical Faculty at the University of Zagreb.

Philological Studies offers a wide spectrum of scientific researches in the fields of: philosophy, literature, history and linguistics in its already well known rubrics: Philosophical-Cultural Problems; History and Philology; The 'word' in historical-cultural contexts (comparative aspects); Contemporary Society in Culture, Language and Literature; The Study of Speech. Linguodidactics and Reviews. Information. It is published annually in two volumes in four languages (Macedonian, Russian, Slovenian and Croatian).

Detailed information and on-line articles can be found at the website on Google (www.philologicalstudies.org)

Propositions for submission of articles:
I. Articles are to be arranged in the following rubrics:
1) Philosophic and Cultural Matters;
2) History and Philology;
3) Word in Historical and Cultural Context. Comparative Aspect;
4) Literature in intercultural context;
5) Modern Socio in Culture, Language and Literature;
6) Study of Word. Linguodidactics;
7) Reviews

II. Scope of the articles should be less than 8-10 pgs.A5 format, Microsoft Word for Windows, font 10, Times New Roman, Margins 2 cm, line spacing 1.0. After the text, a list of all cited sources is added in alphabetical order, as follows:
author's second name. name. year of edition. title of monograph (article). (journal). editor. city. (journal No) No of pages.
Ex. Baslar. Gaston. 1997. Water and the Dreams. Tabernakul: Skopje.
Besier. Zan. 2007. Some notes on comparative literature. in Literary Context. Institute for Macedonian Literature: Skopje. No 5. p. 5-11.
The text contains in bracket (author's second name, year of edition: No of pages)
Ex. (Baslar, 1997: p. 56)

III. The text is submitted in printing and electronic form to the following address:
e-mail:
contact@philologicalstudies.org

or at

natboronnikova@rambler.ru

erofkaf@rambler.ru

IV. Working languages are Russian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Croatian.

V. At the end of the article a summary in English language is included (0,5-1 pgs.)

VI. The following information about the author is added to the article:
1. Second name, name (father's name).
2. Country, city.
3. Official name of the institution, job position.
4. Scientific degree, title.
5. Title of article. Rubric of journal.
6. Postal address.
7. Fax.
8. е-mail.

VII. The deadline for submission of texts is 30 April 2009. The texts are to be classified, proofread and arranged for printing.


Best regards,
Biljana Ristovska-Josifovska


__________________________
Prof. Biljana Ristovska-Josifovska
Institute of National History
Grigor Prlicev 3, Skopje 1000
Macedonia
E-mail: brjosifovska@yahoo.com

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CFP- II Astana Economic Forum, 03/11-12/2009, Kazakhstan

CONF./CFP– II Astana Economic Forum, Astana, Kazakhstan, March 11-12, 2009

Call For Papers

II Astana Economic Forum:
"Economic Security in Eurasia in the System of Global Risks"

March 11-12, 2009

We are pleased to invite paper proposals for the Second Astana
Economic Forum "Economic Security in Eurasia in the System of Global
Risks", organized by "Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists"
Association, JSC "Economic Research Institute" and the Ministry of
Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to be held
on 11-12 March 2009 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The aim of the Forum is to consolidate efforts of the world
scientific, political and business communities and to develop adequate
solutions and recommendations for regional policy on economic
security. The work of the Forum will be organized according to the
directions of solving the consequences that global economic risks
entail in Eurasian countries. The sections of the Forum will be as follows:

1. World economic crisis and its impact on economic security of countries
2. Budget management under conditions of instability of the world
economic system
3. Competitiveness improvement of national economies as the factor of
global risks downside
4. Public-private partnership development under conditions of global
challenges
5. Entrepreneurship development under conditions of global risks
6. Islamic economy development under conditions of globalization
7. Institutional aspects of global technologic and innovation changes
(in the format of the roundtable "The 5th Drucker's Readings")
8. Spatial development management as a way to achieve economic stability


In addition, the meeting to discuss issues on Central Asia Regional
Economic Cooperation for the partner institutes of the CAREC Institute
and the meeting of the International Assessment School under the
auspices of IPEN (International Program Evaluation Network) will take
place on the Forum.

For more information and paper submission requirements, please contact
us at korlan.eri@gmail.com or by phone in Astana +7 717 743975.

For additional information about the Eurasian Economic Club of
Scientists and the Second Astana Economic Forum, please visit the
web-site www.economyclub.info.


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Dissertation development workshop: Russia/Eurasia in World Context, 05/1-3/2009, Princeton

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 22, 2009
All materials should be submitted electronically to eurasia@ssrc.org

Russia/Eurasia in World Context: A Dialogue with European Studies

http://programs.ssrc.org/eurasia/Title8_Dissertation_Workshops/Princeton_09/

May 1-3, 2009

Co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Institute for International and
Regional Studies (PIIRS) and Russian and Eurasian Studies Program


THE EURASIA PROGRAM of the Social Science Research Council, in partnership with Princeton University’s Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and Russian and Eurasian Studies Program, invites applications for a three-day dissertation development workshop that crosses area studies boundaries, encourages interdisciplinarity, and explores continuities, connections and contrasts across the Eurasian and European regions. The geographic and conceptual overlap between Eurasia and Europe invites questions about the very definitions of the regions themselves and the institutions and identities that comprise them.

The workshop will investigate commonalities, as well as differences and pitfalls, in research agendas and frameworks, and develop new questions through juxtapositions of the two intersecting regions. Topics would range from interpretive categories (empire, nation, the state, power, gender, ethnicity, modernism, modernity, authoritarianism, democracy) to transnational processes (development, trade, governance, private corporations, corruption, water, oil, migration, environment, health, disease, terrorism, science, information technology, languages, diasporas, cultural exchange, war).

Discussions will focus on what does, or does not, link Russia/Eurasia with Europe, the historical relationships between the regions, and the ways these regions are constructed in scholarly and public discussions.

Funding is provided by the United States Department of State, Program for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) and by Princeton University Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and its Russian and Eurasian Studies Program.

INSTRUCTIONS & ELIGIBILITY

All students who are currently enrolled in an accredited PhD program and working at some stage on their dissertation projects may apply. Applicant’s work must relate in whole or in part to the regions of Eurasia and/or Europe, in their current or historical context. Proposals that deal in whole or in part with one or more of the following countries/ regions are particularly encouraged: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


All applicants are required to submit the following:

• A five page, double spaced summary of the dissertation project, highlighting the dissertation’s relationship to the themes and objectives of the workshop
• A 500-word abstract of the project
• One letter of academic recommendation from the applicant’s primary advisor or other relevant individual
• Curriculum Vitae

All materials should be submitted electronically to eurasia@ssrc.org

With the exception of the letter of recommendation, where the original should be mailed to the SSRC, attn: Eurasia Program and received by the January 22,2009 deadline.

Please address all inquiries and correspondence to:

Social Science Research Council, Eurasia Program
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 377-2700 x 437; Fax: (212) 377-2727

E-mail: Eurasia@ssrc.org

Award decisions will be announced in early February 2009. If selected, participants will be required to submit a 15-25 page dissertation chapter or writing sample and a 1,500-2,000 word essay outlining the project which is aimed for a generalist/non-specialist audience. Selected participants will receive detailed information as to the requirements for the writing sample, which will be due in advance of the workshop. The five page application statements, writing samples and CVs will be pre-circulated among all conference participants.

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Job:: Research Fellows Socio-economic Development in Fragile States, The Hague


Research Fellow Governance, Democratisation and Statebuilding [m/f]
36 hours per week (fulltime)

Background
The work of the CRU focuses on the possibilities of international actors to contribute to conflict prevention, stabilisation, reconstruction and statebuilding in both (post)conflict and fragile states. Emphasis is placed on practical, policy-oriented research supporting the implementation of integrated policies. Activities include implementing context and stability analyses of specific countries/regions; assessing interventions of international actors in (post-)conflict situations and fragile states; developing ideas and instruments for policy makers; and providing policy advice. Clients are ministries of foreign affairs, development cooperation, defence and economic affairs; international organisations like the World Bank, the OECD DAC, UN organisations; and (I)NGOs.

CRU research focuses on the three tracks of an integrated approach towards (post)conflict and fragile states, i.e. (political) governance, security and stability, and socio-economic development. Problems in the domain of governance are in many cases an important cause of state fragility. Solutions are sought in strengthening the resilience of the state by intensifying the interaction and negotiation capacities of state and society. The necessary change processes are deeply political, and if not carefully timed and tailored to the context, democratisation may hamper peace and statebuilding as well as socio-economic development. Governance reform can only be driven from within, but at the same time external support may be crucial to support and protect local champions of reform confronted with strong vested interests. The challenge is to sustain a local and tailored process of well sequenced improvements in state-society interaction, voice and equality for the population, accountability of the state towards society and implementation capacities at all levels of state and society.

To strengthen its work in the (political) governance cluster, CRU is currently looking for an experienced researcher familiar with policy-oriented research in the domain of governance, democratisation and statebuilding in (post-)conflict situations and fragile states.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

Data collection and analysis based particularly on qualitative research methods.

Translating research findings to user friendly and policy relevant products (e.g. policy advises on themes or for specific countries, handbooks, methods and checklists for assessments and evaluations).

Writing research reports, policy advises and articles to contribute to the public debate.

Giving presentations (targeted briefings as well as conference presentations).

Developing and writing research proposals, as well as implementing, managing and monitoring research projects (both desk study and field research).

Participating in debates on (inter)national policy on the above mentioned research areas, as well as in thematic and organisational developments in these research areas.

Qualifications and Experience

5-10 years of relevant working experience, of which preferably some years in fragile or developing countries in the domain of governance (research or implementation).

University degree in social or political sciences, preferably PhD or practical experience of comparable level.

Familiar with international and Dutch policy on governance, democratisation and statebuilding in (post-)conflict situations and fragile states.

Familiar with research and policy instruments in these areas.

Familiar with (inter)national organisations actively involved in these areas, specifically with recent developments in the UN and regional organisations (e.g. EU, AU and OSCE).

Proven experience with research of fragile situations.

Proven experience with working in a policy environment and providing policy advice.

Strong analytical qualities and writing skills, to be demonstrated by publications and reports.

Great flexibility and capability to work under time pressure and with strict deadlines.

Team player, as well as capable to implement projects independently.

Capable of reading and writing in English fluently. Preferably capable of reading and writing in Dutch, or willing to learn. Furthermore, active knowledge of another language is preferable (e.g. French, Spanish).

Conditions

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands.

Willing and able to travel (frequently).

This is a position for 36 hours per week.

Salary in line with requirements for this position (maximum € 58.400,00) based on work experience.

This is a position for 12 months, with a possibility for extension.

Information
Further information can be obtained from Mrs. Louise Anten, Head CRU, +31 (0)70 3141 956, or from Ms. Anne-Bregje Spoelder, P&O Advisor, tel. +31 (0)70 3746 680.

Application
Interested candidates can send a written application together with a curriculum vitae before 15 January 2009 to: , p/a Anne-Bregje Spoelder, P.O. Box 93080, 2509 AB The Hague or via e-mail to aspoelder@clingendael.nl.


Research Fellow Socio-economic Development in Fragile States [m/f]

36 hours per week (fulltime)

Background
The work of the CRU focuses on the possibilities of international actors to contribute to conflict prevention, stabilisation, reconstruction and statebuilding in both (post)conflict and fragile states. Emphasis is placed on practical, policy-oriented research supporting the implementation of integrated policies. Activities include implementing context and stability analyses of specific countries/regions; assessing interventions of international actors in (post-)conflict situations and fragile states; developing ideas and instruments for policy makers; and providing policy advice. Clients are ministries of foreign affairs, development cooperation, defence and economic affairs; international organisations like the World Bank, the OECD DAC, UN organisations; and (I)NGOs.

CRU research focuses on the three tracks of an integrated approach towards (post)conflict and fragile states, i.e. (political) governance, security and stability, and socio-economic development. As to the latter, recent insights show that low national income, slow or declining growth and dependence on primary commodities are deep risk factors of state fragility. Conversely, rekindling socio-economic development, delivering e.g. a peace dividend in post-conflict countries, is a strong motor for enhancing the stability and resilience of state and society. Important questions remain on how to achieve a positive interaction between development, stability and statebuilding. There is a practical discrepancy between on the one hand the need for fast economic growth, employment creation and social service delivery and on the other hand the limitations posed by small markets, insecurity of investment and weak regulations and institutions. Moreover, issues of growth and distribution are often closely linked to prevailing tensions and conflicts, necessitating a conflict-sensitive approach.

To strengthen its work in the socio-economic development cluster, CRU is currently looking for an experienced researcher familiar with policy-oriented research in the domain of socio-economic development in (post-)conflict situations and fragile states.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

Data collection and analysis based particularly on qualitative research methods.

Translating research findings to user friendly and policy relevant products (e.g. policy advises on themes or for specific countries, handbooks, methods and checklists for assessments and evaluations).

Writing research reports, policy advises and articles to contribute to the public debate.

Giving presentations (targeted briefings as well as conference presentations).

Developing and writing research proposals, as well as implementing, managing and monitoring research projects (both desk study and field research).

Participating in debates on (inter)national policy on the above mentioned research areas, as well as in thematic and organisational developments in these research areas.

Qualifications and Experience

5-10 years of relevant working experience, of which preferably some years in fragile or developing countries in the domain of socio-economic development (research or implementation).

University degree in social or political sciences (preferably in economics), preferably PhD or practical experience of comparable level.

Familiar with international and Dutch policy on socio-economic development and state building in (post-)conflict situations and fragile states.

Familiar with research and policy instruments in these areas.

Familiar with (inter)national organisations actively involved in these areas, specifically with recent developments in the UN and regional organisations (e.g. EU and AU).

Proven experience with research of fragile situations

Proven experience with working in a policy environment and providing policy advice.

Strong analytical qualities and writing skills, to be demonstrated by publications and reports.

Great flexibility and capability to work under time pressure and with strict deadlines.

Team player, as well as capable to implement projects independently.

Capable of reading and writing in English fluently. Preferably capable of reading and writing in Dutch, or willing to learn. Furthermore, active knowledge of another language is preferable (e.g. French, Spanish).

Conditions

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands.

Willing and able to travel (frequently).

This is a position for 36 hours per week.

Salary in line with requirements for this position (maximum € 66.200,00) based on work experience.

This is a position for 12 months, with a possibility for extension.

Information
Further information can be obtained from Mrs. Louise Anten, Head CRU, +31 (0)70 3141 956, or from Ms. Anne-Bregje Spoelder, P&O Advisor, tel. +31 (0)70 3746 680.

Application
Interested candidates can send a written application together with a curriculum vitae before 15 January 2009 to: Clingendael Institute, p/a Anne-Bregje Spoelder, P.O. Box 93080, 2509 AB The Hague or via e-mail to aspoelder@clingendael.nl.

Application
Interested candidates can send a written application together with a curriculum vitae before 15 January 2009 to: , p/a Anne-Bregje Spoelder, P.O. Box 93080, 2509 AB The Hague or via e-mail to aspoelder@clingendael.nl.


Research Fellow Socio-economic Development in Fragile States [m/f]

36 hours per week (fulltime)

Background
The work of the CRU focuses on the possibilities of international actors to contribute to conflict prevention, stabilisation, reconstruction and statebuilding in both (post)conflict and fragile states. Emphasis is placed on practical, policy-oriented research supporting the implementation of integrated policies. Activities include implementing context and stability analyses of specific countries/regions; assessing interventions of international actors in (post-)conflict situations and fragile states; developing ideas and instruments for policy makers; and providing policy advice. Clients are ministries of foreign affairs, development cooperation, defence and economic affairs; international organisations like the World Bank, the OECD DAC, UN organisations; and (I)NGOs.

CRU research focuses on the three tracks of an integrated approach towards (post)conflict and fragile states, i.e. (political) governance, security and stability, and socio-economic development. As to the latter, recent insights show that low national income, slow or declining growth and dependence on primary commodities are deep risk factors of state fragility. Conversely, rekindling socio-economic development, delivering e.g. a peace dividend in post-conflict countries, is a strong motor for enhancing the stability and resilience of state and society. Important questions remain on how to achieve a positive interaction between development, stability and statebuilding. There is a practical discrepancy between on the one hand the need for fast economic growth, employment creation and social service delivery and on the other hand the limitations posed by small markets, insecurity of investment and weak regulations and institutions. Moreover, issues of growth and distribution are often closely linked to prevailing tensions and conflicts, necessitating a conflict-sensitive approach.

To strengthen its work in the socio-economic development cluster, CRU is currently looking for an experienced researcher familiar with policy-oriented research in the domain of socio-economic development in (post-)conflict situations and fragile states.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

Data collection and analysis based particularly on qualitative research methods.

Translating research findings to user friendly and policy relevant products (e.g. policy advises on themes or for specific countries, handbooks, methods and checklists for assessments and evaluations).

Writing research reports, policy advises and articles to contribute to the public debate.

Giving presentations (targeted briefings as well as conference presentations).

Developing and writing research proposals, as well as implementing, managing and monitoring research projects (both desk study and field research).

Participating in debates on (inter)national policy on the above mentioned research areas, as well as in thematic and organisational developments in these research areas.

Qualifications and Experience

5-10 years of relevant working experience, of which preferably some years in fragile or developing countries in the domain of socio-economic development (research or implementation).

University degree in social or political sciences (preferably in economics), preferably PhD or practical experience of comparable level.

Familiar with international and Dutch policy on socio-economic development and state building in (post-)conflict situations and fragile states.

Familiar with research and policy instruments in these areas.

Familiar with (inter)national organisations actively involved in these areas, specifically with recent developments in the UN and regional organisations (e.g. EU and AU).

Proven experience with research of fragile situations

Proven experience with working in a policy environment and providing policy advice.

Strong analytical qualities and writing skills, to be demonstrated by publications and reports.

Great flexibility and capability to work under time pressure and with strict deadlines.

Team player, as well as capable to implement projects independently.

Capable of reading and writing in English fluently. Preferably capable of reading and writing in Dutch, or willing to learn. Furthermore, active knowledge of another language is preferable (e.g. French, Spanish).

Conditions

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands.

Willing and able to travel (frequently).

This is a position for 36 hours per week.

Salary in line with requirements for this position (maximum € 66.200,00) based on work experience.

This is a position for 12 months, with a possibility for extension.

Information
Further information can be obtained from Mrs. Louise Anten, Head CRU, +31 (0)70 3141 956, or from Ms. Anne-Bregje Spoelder, P&O Advisor, tel. +31 (0)70 3746 680.

Application
Interested candidates can send a written application together with a curriculum vitae before 15 January 2009 to: Clingendael Institute, p/a Anne-Bregje Spoelder, P.O. Box 93080, 2509 AB The Hague or via e-mail to aspoelder@clingendael.nl.


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post-doc: U of Chicago

deadline January 23, 2009

Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships 2009

As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds,
perspectives, and experiences among its faculty, the University of Chicago invites nominations and applications for the newly established Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (PCEPS).

Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of academic
achievement; scholarly promise; a demonstrable commitment to the ideals set forth in the University of Chicago Diversity Statement
(http://www.uchicago.edu/diversity/zimmer/shtml); and the likelihood that
the individual may become a qualified and competitive candidate for a
faculty position at the University of Chicago upon completion of the
Scholarship.

Each cohort of PCEPS holders will include at least one scholar whose
research furthers the missions of the Center for the Study of Race,
Politics, and Culture (http://csrpc.uchicago.edu/).

In addition to pursing their research, Scholars will teach one
quarter-long course in their field for each year in which they hold a
postdoctoral scholarship.

NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Up to five two-year postdoctoral scholarships
will be awarded.

SALARY & OTHER SUPPORT: Each postdoctoral scholarship will carry an
annual salary of $60,000 and an annual research fund of $5,000. Postdoctoral scholars will be eligible for designated health-care and other benefit plans through the University of Chicago Postdoctoral Researcher Benefit Program.

ELIGIBILITY: Candidates must have completed the Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or
foreign equivalent by September 1, 2009 or be within three years of having completed that degree.

Individuals currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at the University of Chicago are ineligible.

APPLICATION & NOMINATION DEADLINE: Individuals may become candidates by either self-nomination or nomination by any member of the University of Chicago faculty. Faculty members from other institutions should encourage promising candidates to apply via self-nomination.

Applications and nominations will be accepted December 8, 2008 through
January 23, 2009
. Additional information is available at
http://provostpostdoc.uchicago.edu.

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CFP: Postcommunist Visual Culture and Cinema, 03/20-21/2009, St. Andrews, Scotland

Deadline December 15, 2008

Postcommunist Visual Culture and Cinema:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Methodology, Dissemination
AHRC-St. Andrews Postgraduate Conference
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
20-21 March 2009

Call for Papers
Closing date of abstract submission: 15 December 2008

This AHRC sponsored conference is organised jointly by the Centre for Film Studies and the Centre for Russian, Soviet and Eastern European Studies at the University of St. Andrews. It will bring together doctoral students from the United Kingdom and Europe, whose work is focused on the visual culture and cinema of the post-Communist period. The main objective is to launch a productive dialogue on methodological and practical issues affecting all those engaged in the study of the film and visual culture of the postcommunist period.

We invite participants from across Social Sciences and Humanities: Language, Literature, Culture, Law, International Relations, Politics, Media, Film and Television Studies, Art History, Architecture, Design, Museum Studies, Russian, German, East European languages and cultures, Law, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Publishing, and other disciplines.

Opening on Friday afternoon (5 pm) and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, the conference will feature thematic talks dedicated to the status of the field and the profession. Postgraduate participants will be able to present their work in the context of two sessions, at panels moderated by the featured speakers. You are welcome to discuss aspects of your work, and talk of its challenging and exciting moments.

We propose to structure the discussion in the context of the following
questions:

* How are post-Cold War divisions reflected in cultural production in the former communist world?
* What are its specificities and what are the challenges for researching cultural production?
* How do the global and the local interplay in the region?
* Can the umbrella of "postcommunism" be explored as shared experience?

Confirmed speakers/convenors include:

Prof. Ib Bondebjerg (Film and Media, University of Copenhagen)
Prof. Ewa Mazierska (Film Studies, University of Central Lancashire)
Prof. Brian McNair (Media Sociology, University of Strathclyde)

Conference opening

Prof. Andrew Wachtel (Slavic and Cultural Sociology, Graduate Dean,
Northwestern University, Chicago, USA)
Prof. Dina Iordanova (Film Studies, University of St. Andrews),


Please send an abstract of 150 words outlining the theme of your intended presentation (about 15 min. length), together with your contact details and a brief biographical note to Lars Kristensen at llfk@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ten bursaries of £50 will be awarded to selected participants (please indicate you would like to be considered for a bursary at the time you send in your abstract).

Further information will be available at
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/filmstudies/

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CfP: "Intersecting Histories: Transforming Identities, Places and Beliefs", 04/24-25/2009, CA

Deadline: January 16, 2009

Call for Papers. Graduate Student Conference. Claremont Graduate University

The Graduate Student History Association, under the umbrella of the History Department at Claremont Graduate University, will be hosting its 1st annual graduate student conference, April 24-5, 2009, in Claremont CA. The title of the conference is "Intersecting Histories: Transforming Identities, Places and Beliefs."

This conference seeks to explore the broad spectrum of meeting points, crossings, (or “the event” as intersection), and transformations that may have occurred throughout history. What happens when paths cross? How are people, places and beliefs transformed? What are the contingencies or constrictions for this process? How does consideration of various power relations throw light upon this focal point?

We are seeking papers that spur an innovative discussion to our query and explore diverse interpretations. The intent of the conference is to provide a forum for graduate students in all disciplines to present research that is historically grounded yet creatively investigates these points of intersection— the nodes which connect and shape peoples, places or beliefs.

Please visit our website at www.cgu.edu/histories for the full CFP. Please submit proposals and/or questions to gsha@cgu.edu

William Palmer
Graduate Student History Association
Claremont Graduate University
Claremon, Ca. 91711
Email: gsha@cgu.edu
Visit the website at http://www.cgu.edu/histories


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January 07, 2009

Announcement: Project on Islam in Eurasia

The Project on Islam in Eurasia was established in the fall of 2008,
motivated by the conviction that the great bulk of the attention devoted to Islam in the former Soviet Union -- both by scholars and policy makers -- has thus far been guided by the narrow question of
whether the radicalization of Islam will present a challenge to the
security of the region. We believe firmly that the importance of Islam in this region is not limited to the supposed danger that it poses for existing regimes or secular values. Indeed, Islam is integral to the culture and society of this region, and the dramatic changes affecting the social role of Islam following the demise of Soviet rule offer rich material for analysis and will have tremendous importance for the future of the societies of the region.

The themes of particular interest for the Project include:

* The ways that Muslims are seeking to define a role for Islamic
belief and practice in their societies where many traditional forms of
observance were discouraged, disparaged, or persecuted during Soviet
times.
* The diversity of religious orientations, including efforts
alternatively to revive local traditions such as those associated with
Sufism, to reinterpret Islam and make it more consonant with
"modernity", and to "purify" Islam, often drawing inspiration from forms of Islamic observance prevalent in the Arab world or Pakistan.
* The institutions of education, spiritual and community leadership,
and propagation of faith, which represent these developing orientations.
* The expression of differing conceptions of traditional, modern or
Islamic identity through community practices (funerals, weddings, and
other celebrations and gatherings), as well as forms of dress (head
coverings, modest attire, imported styles, etc.).
* The ways that individuals are referring to Islam to answer their
very personal questions and to address problems such as
inter-generational tensions or the abuse of alcohol.
* The ways that political figures and governments appeal to Islam as a part of national heritage or as a basis for social reforms (such as the official acceptance of polygamy), and the response in local communities to such political appeals.
* The impacts, on the community level, of efforts by governments and
outside actors (proselytizers, foreign governments) to promote their
preferred form of religion, and the ways that these efforts resonate
with different local groups.
* The differing visions of the role of women in education, the public sphere, child-rearing, and religious ritual.
* The continuing influence of Soviet culture on forms of observance
and social attitudes, such as the emphasis on collectivism and social
justice or the conviction that women have a role to play in the public
realm.

We invite those who share our interest in Islam's diversity and social
dynamics to join the network that we are building in connection with the Project. Involvement in the Project means sharing in the exchange of information (especially through the Islam-Eurasia-L list; see below), and may involve participation in other activities of the Project such as conferences and public seminars.

The Project is funded by a three-year grant from the Carnegie
Corporation of New York. The planned activities and outcomes of the
Project include:
* Research on these themes in a number of locations across Eurasia,
carried out by a team of researchers - mainly scholars based in the
region.
* A conference on "The Changing Social Role of Islam in Post-Soviet
Eurasia" in March 2009, that will gather a number of the scholars who
have been most focused on these issues, with the purpose of making an
assessment of the current state of scholarship and identifying key
issues that deserve further investigation. Other conferences will
be held during subsequent years of the Project.
* Two book-length publications, one based on the conference in March
2009, and the other based on the results of the Project's three years of research.
* A number of policy briefs, aimed at informing policy- and
opinion-makers about the important implications of a better
understanding of Islam's changing role in the region.
* Presentations, roundtable discussions, and press contacts aimed at
promoting a better public understanding of these social processes and
their implications, to be held both in the West and within the region.

To learn more about the project and become involved:
* Visit the Project's website at http://islam-eurasia.fas.harvard.edu
* Join the Project's mailing list for occasional announcements about
events, publications, etc. at
http://islam-eurasia.fas.harvard.edu/ie_maillist.html (or by email at
islam-eurasia@fas.harvard.edu)
* Participate in the network of information exchange through the
Islam-Eurasia-L listserv
http://islam-eurasia.fas.harvard.edu/ie_listserv.html

We welcome and appreciate your involvement in this new project.

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CfP: Migrations and Diasporas, 08/12-15/2009, Miami

Deadline February 15, 2009

Migrations and Diasporas
August 12-15, 2009
University of Miami, Coral Gables Campus

Call for Papers

The Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) will hold its 2009 meeting at the University of Miami, Coral Gables Campus on August 12-15, 2009. The main themes of the conference are Migrations and Diasporas.

Scholars in any discipline are invited to submit presentation proposals and panels. Presentations are not limited to examine the Caribbean or its Diaspora. We are also interested in the "global south" at large. Send submissions for panels and abstracts of individual presentations by February 15, 2009, by email to caribphil@yahoo.com. Abstracts should succinctly state the problem(s) addressed and identify the sources used in one paragraph to one page per individual presentation. All titles must include the name of the presenter, the highest university degree obtained, and the current institutional affiliation, if any. We will review proposals in English, French, and Spanish and will create panels for presentations in those three languages.

Contact Information
Nelson Maldonado-Torres
University of California
Berkeley
Email: nmt@berkeley.edu

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Journal: literary translation

Deadline: March 20, 2009

Call for submissions eXchanges

eXchanges, the University of Iowa's online journal of literary
translation announces the launch of its Fall 2008 issue, ROOTS &
BRANCHES. Visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~xchanges/ to read this new issue!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
eXchanges will be accepting variations on the theme MIRRORS & MASKS for our spring 2009 issue until March 20, 2009. Short stories, novel
excerpts, literary nonfiction, and poetry are all welcome, as well as
critical essays on translation.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
To be considered, submissions must include:
* Both the original and the translation
* Biographies and photos of both author and translator
* A short note on the process of translation
* Permission for online publication for both languages

Submissions should total no more than ten pages in length. Electronic
submissions are strongly preferred. Please send both original and
translation as .doc attachments to exchanges@iowa.uiowa.edu. Direct
paper submissions to eXchanges, Bowman House, 230 N. Clinton St., Iowa
City, IA, 52242, U.S.A.

We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, please inform us if your work is under consideration elsewhere.
For more information please visit eXchanges at http://www.uiowa.edu/~xchanges/ or email exchanges@iowa.uiowa.edu

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January 05, 2009

SSRC - Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships

To enable humanities and social science graduate students to conduct preliminary research and prepare dissertation research and funding proposals, the Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2009.

The fellowship competition is open to all second and third-year graduate students in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities who are currently enrolled full time in a PhD program at an accredited university in the United States and whose research projects and dissertation proposals fit within one of the five research fields listed below.

Students awarded fellowships must participate in two four-day workshops led by leading scholars of different disciplinary perspectives in each of the fields. Workshop dates are May 28-31, 2009 in New Orleans and September 10-13, 2009 in Philadelphia. The fellowship covers all necessary costs of travel, meals, and lodging for the workshops and provides up to $5,000 for summer research.

2009 Research Fields:

Critical Agrarian Studies
Marc Edelman (Anthropology / City University of New York Graduate Center)
Wendy Wolford (Geography / North Carolina – Chapel Hill)

Cultures and Histories of the Human Sciences
Elizabeth Lunbeck (History / Vanderbilt University)
Emily Martin (Anthropology / New York University)

Empires of Vision
Martin Jay (History / UC Berkeley)
Sumathi Ramaswamy (History / Duke University)

Revitalizing Development Studies
Ben Schneider (Political Science / MIT)
Andrew Michael Schrank (Sociology / University of New Mexico)

State Violence
Ivan Ermakoff (Sociology / Wisconsin – Madison)
Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science / Yale)

For full descriptions of the research fields, eligibility and application requirements, and the DPDF program, visit our Web site: http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf/.
Fellowship applications are available at http://applications.ssrc.org/

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 30, 2009, 9:00 P.M. EST

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