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February 24, 2009

Albanian Summer Institute - Ohio State University

Where: The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) and Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo

When: July 20 - August 7, 2009 (Columbus), with optional 2-week extension from August 16 - 30 (Prishtina)

What: Two 3-credit classes at OSU — East European Languages & Literatures 671.30 (Introduction to Albanian Linguistics) and East European Languages & Literatures 671.40 (Conversational Albanian) — followed (optionally) by attendance at the Summer Seminar in Albanian Language, History, and Culture, run by the University of Prishtina in Prishtina, Kosovo. Academic credit for the Prishtina Seminar, if desired, can be arranged through The Ohio State University.

Who (Faculty): E Eur LL 671.40 will be taught by Matthew Curtis, MA/ABD in Balkan Linguistics at The Ohio State University; E Eur LL 671.30 will be taught by Professor Brian D. Joseph, a specialist in Balkan and Albanian historical linguistics. The Prishtina Seminar will be taught by faculty in the Albanian Department of the University of Prishtina.

Who (Participants): The Summer Albanian Institute is open to all interested parties, including both current OSU students (undergraduate or graduate) and anyone outside of OSU (whether students, faculty, or nonacademics) — regular OSU tuition charges (resident or nonresident, as the case may be) apply for the 671.30/671.40 courses. Note that OSU students with a fee waiver can apply it towards these courses, and students from CIC institutions should be eligible for CIC visiting student status and are urged to explore this possibility with their local campus CIC office; nonstudents or non-CIC students can take the class for undergraduate credit by enrolling through OSU’s Continuing Education program, which involves completing a simple application form (the “Superform”) on-line (www.continuinged.ohio-state.edu/who.html) and paying a $40 application fee (by check or money order only); outsiders wishing to take the class for graduate credit should consult http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/nondegree.html.

There is NO tuition for the Prishtina Seminar and the University of Prishtina will provide (free of charge) room and board for all participants (by arrangement, all participants in the OSU Institute will be automatically admitted to the Prishtina Seminar). Participants in the Prishtina portion will thus be responsible only for their own travel costs to and from Kosovo and any incidental expenses while there. It is hoped that some grants-in-aid will be available towards either OSU tuition or Kosovo travel costs.

Students must contact Laurie Ogburn (ogburn.4@osu.edu) concerning mandatory supplemental health insurance coverage for the overseas portion of the program.

Note that if you are a US citizen and do not already have a passport, you must apply for one immediately (OSU students can do so at the Campus Post Office on W. 18th St.); see also http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html). An existing passport will need to be valid through March 1, 2010 to be usable for the Kosovo program.

Why: Albanian is a fascinating language, spoken largely in six countries in the eastern Mediterranean region (Albania, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro) and connected to a heritage and culture that is rich, even if relatively unknown in the West. Students taking part in the OSU portion will have three weeks of an intensive introduction to conversational Albanian coupled with an appreciation for the structure, history, and dialectology of the language through the Albanian linguistics class, and all of this will be reinforced during the on-site Summer Seminar in Prishtina. The overall goal is to offer participants a solid foundation in Albanian that they can build on afterwards for research in a variety of fields (Indo-European linguistics, Balkan linguistics, political science, history, etc.) and for service opportunities in the region.

What to do: If you are interested in participating, please contact Brian Joseph as soon as possible, and indicate also if you are interested in the Kosovo portion of the program. All applications will need to be finalized by MAY 1 for preferred consideration (it may be harder to accommodate applicants after that date). Those from within OSU involve simply an expression of interest (why you want to take the classes and a paragraph on your background) sent to joseph.1@osu.edu, along with registration for the course(s) in the usual way through the Office of the Registrar. Applicants from outside of OSU who want to take the class(es) for undergraduate credit must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Office of Continuing Education (see above, and consult www.continuinged.ohio-state.edu/who.html), while those wanting to take the class(es) for graduate credit must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Graduate School (see above, and consult http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/nondegree.html).

Questions? Please contact Brian Joseph with any questions or for more information (joseph.1@osu.edu).

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February 19, 2009

CfP: 3rd yearbook of IICCR

Call for papers: Intellectuals and culture
during the communist regime [the 3rd yearbook of IICCR -www-iiccr.ro]

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to announce that in 2009, the 3rd yearbook of The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania will square up to the roles played by the intellectuals and overall culture during the communist regime.

Researchers are invited to submit proposals for articles covering problems of:
Official representation
Alternative culture
Samizdat
Different schools of thinking during the period
Monographs
Artistic representations
Repression of intellectuals
Survival strategies of those
National representations of culture and intellectuals
through Diaspora during the communist times
Other related topics in Romania or any other former communist country.

The selected articles will be published in the 3rd yearbook of IICCR, by the end of 2009.

Your proposal shouldn’t exceed 400-500 words. Please submit it, together with a short resume, to: office@iiccr.ro or straight to the coordinators: mares_clara@yahoo.com, marius22stan@yahoo.com

Deadline for the submission of proposals is March 15th, 2009. Selected authors will be notified by 1st of April. In case of your admission, the deadline for rendering the full text is June 15th, within a minimum limit of 40.000 and a maximum of 60.000 characters, Times New Roman, 1,5 paragraphs. The accepted languages for proposals/ articles will be English or Romanian.

Post grad – Marius Stan (Bucharest)
Expert within The Documentation and Research Department of The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania.
+40728.040.868
marius22stan@yahoo.com
E: office@iiccr.ro
T: +40 21 316 7565/ +40 21
3167557
F: +40 21 316 7552

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The Paul Celan Fellowship program supports East-West

The Paul Celan Fellowship program supports East-West, West-East and East-East translations of canonical texts as well as comtemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars.
Fellows are invited to spend 3 - 6 months at the Institute for Human Sciences to pursue their translation projects while working in residence at the Institute. The fellows will receive a stipend to cover living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals. The IWM provides a guest apartment, a personal office with e-mail and internet access, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna.

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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The Academic Fellowship Program

The Academic Fellowship Program

The Academic Fellowship Program (AFP) announces the 2009-10 competition for the International Scholars Fellowship. The program invites highly qualified scholars in the social sciences and humanities to consult at carefully selected university departments in the AFP region: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo,Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

Fellowships include a modest stipend, transportation, accommodation, and various other allowances, begin in August or September 2009, last one academic year, and are renewable. Those selected for the fellowship, or "International Scholars," offer advice on the overall reform agenda of AFP partner departments and share with departmental colleagues the latest developments in their discipline, collaborate on the introduction of new courses, and encourage the development of skills critical to academic work.

Elligibility
--A PhD (or highest degree awarded) in: anthropology, area/cultural studies, economics, gender studies, history, human rights & public law, international relations, journalism/media studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy/public health, social work and sociology. Applicants must be senior or well-established academics currently employed by an institution of higher education. Recent
degree recipients will NOT be considered.
--Extensive experience in research and scholarly teaching. The successful candidate will show proficiency in innovative teaching methodologies specific for the discipline, and a strong commitment to
high-quality teaching.
--Willingness to participate in the peer review of teaching materials and scholarly interaction available through the Webfolio Project (www.afpwebfolio.org).
--Ability to evaluate departmental needs and determine how the department could most benefit from their expertise. Before final placement, AFP and the partner department work with the
International Scholar to design a work plan that is both rewarding and feasible for the fellow and of greatest help to the department

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Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

International Security Studies at Yale (ISS) will award two Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships in Security Studies beginning in the fall semester of 2009. These fellowships will have a term of one academic year.

These predoctoral fellowships will provide an opportunity for advanced doctoral candidates in the field of security studies (with particular emphasis on international, diplomatic, and military history) at universities other than Yale to benefit from a year of involvement with Yale and the ISS community of scholars. Fellows must be in residence in New Haven, Conn., or its environs during the tenure of their appointment. They must have largely completed archival research for their doctoral dissertations; Fellows will be expected to use this Fellowship to finish writing their dissertations. Applications from non-US citizens are welcome, but successful applicants bear final responsibility for all immigration-related issues.

Fellows will have full access to Yale's libraries and other academic resources but will not be eligible for Yale financial aid or degrees, nor will they be allowed to take or teach classes. The stipend will be $22,000 for the academic year, with an additional $3,000 available to cover research expenses. The Fellowship will provide shared office space at ISS. Fellows will be expected to make all reasonable efforts to utilize existing health coverage while in residence at Yale, or to obtain private health insurance. In the event of need, ISS will supplement the cost of single health coverage for the Fellow
to a reasonable amount, but in no event more than $2,000 per year.

Applicants should submit a CV, a research proposal describing how the Fellowship will be used, graduate transcripts from their home university, a short (no more than 50 page) writing sample,
and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from the applicant's dissertation adviser) to:
Kathleen Murphy
Senior Administrative Assistant
International Security Studies
Yale University
PO Box 208353
New Haven, CT 06520-8353

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is April 3, 2009. Finalists may be asked to visit Yale for an on-campus interview, or to participate in a phone interview. Yale University is an AA/EOE. Female, minority, and handicapped students, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

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HI Announces Two New Postdoctoral Fellowships

HI Announces Two New Postdoctoral Fellowships The Harriman Institute at Columbia University announces two post-doctoral fellowships for a new project investigating Modes of Communication in Contemporary Russia: press, entertainment media, the internet (blogs, chatrooms, forums, social networking pages, etc.).

The project addresses questions of the mode of communication (mode and genre, networks of audience and participation) and the interaction of the mode of communication with the power (subordination to or autonomy from centralization of power).

The fellowships are open to applicants from all disciplines. Natural candidates for these fellowships are Ph.D.s with training in sociology, cultural studies, political science, anthropology or linguistics. The project will focus on Russia but specialists in other countries of the Soviet sphere will be considered.

The term of the fellowships is one year from September 2009 through May 2010. Ph.D. required. Eligibility is restricted to those applicants who have received the Ph.D. within the three years prior to the fellowship period for which they are applying. Candidates cannot hold a faculty position and must have successfully defended and deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

For more information on the project, please contact the Project Director, Alan Timberlake at at2205@columbia.edu.

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should send the following materials to the Fellowship Committee, c/o Barbara Singleton, at the address below, by March 1st (fellowships begin the following September):

1. A research plan outlining how the scholar's time will be spent at the Institute
2. A curriculum vitae
3. A substantial portion of the applicant's dissertation (one or two chapters, or an abstract of the dissertation) In addition, the applicant should have three letters of recommendation sent to the Fellowship
Committee of the Harriman Institute.

Barbara Singleton
Harriman Institute
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
New York, New York 10027

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Job: Scholar of Turkey or the Western balkans, UCLA

SCHOLAR OF TURKEY OR THE WESTERN BALKANS

The International Institute and the Division of Social Sciences Division at UCLA invite applications for a joint, tenure-track assistant professor position. Applicants for the position must have research and teaching interests that offer a social science perspective on Turkey or the western Balkans in the 20th century. The ideal candidate would situate his or her regional interests in the context of cross-regional processes (e.g. EU expansion, democratization, politicization of religion, cross-border ethnonational conflict, or Turkey’s deepening involvement with post-Soviet central Asian countries) drawing on the theories and methodologies of one or more social science disciplines.

We seek a scholar with a strong potential in research and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. The preferred candidate will be a dynamic program builder, who will help coordinate UCLA’s initiatives in this region and contribute to interdisciplinary dialogue with colleagues throughout the University.

The successful candidate must be able to teach core courses in his/her discipline as well as area-focused courses. PhD or ABD close to completion by June 30, 2009 is required. Applications, to include a c.v., a statement of research and teaching interests, a representative recent paper or article, and three references, should be submitted to:

Ms. Tara Wake Search Committee for Turkey/Balkans Scholar Tracking Number 3835-0809-01 International Institute 11230 Bunche Hall UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90095

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2009. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Requirements
The successful candidate must be able to teach core courses in his/her discipline as well as area-focused courses. PhD or ABD close to completion by June 30, 2009 is required. Applications, to include a c.v., a statement of research and teaching interests, a representative recent paper or article, and three references.

UCLA is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.


The following information is provided by the employer in accordance with AAA policy. AAA is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements. They are not part of the actual position description submitted for publication by the employer.

This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.

This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.

This employer offers health insurance benefits to eligible same-sex domestic partners.

This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.


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Area Studies Conference, 02/26-28/2009

The Russian and East European Institute invites all members of the REEI community to attend the upcoming conference on “Area Studies in the Future of Higher Education,” taking place February 26-28. All of the conference panels and the opening reception are free and open to the public. To view the complete schedule, please visit the conference website: http://www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb/2009asc/index.shtml.

This conference is sponsored by the Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson, Vice President for International Affairs Patrick O’Meara, Russian and East European Institute, Center for the Study of Global Change, Center for West European Studies, African Studies Program, East Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program, Center for International Business and Research, Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region, and India Studies Program.

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CfP: Culture and Security Sector Reform: Political, Strategic and Military Culture in Transitional Countries, 05/07-10/2009, Serbia

Call for Papers-International Conference: Culture and Security Sector Reform: Political, Strategic and Military Culture in Transitional Countries, (Sremski Karlovci , Serbia 7-10 May 2009)
Organization: Centre for Civil - Military Relations, Belgrade

The aim of the conference is to explore the linkages between political, strategic and military culture in post-Communist states, and in particular in the Western Balkans. In doing so, it will seek to bridge the gap between structure and culture and offer to the academic and policy communities in the Western Balkans a better understanding of the salience of political, military and strategic cultures in the process of SSR. With this aim, we seek contributions that will address the issues of culture and SSR. The topics include, but are not limited to:

- Theoretical approaches to the study of political, strategic and military culture

- Political culture in the Western Balkans, comparatively and individual countries

- The transformation of military culture in post-Communist states

- The impact of Euro-Atlantic integration processes on strategic and military culture

- Factors influencing culture in individual states.

- The impact of culture on the Security Sector Reform in post-conflict and post-authoritarian countries.

- The role of military education in SSR

Paper proposals and filled application forms should be written in English and submitted by e-mail to office@ccmr-bg.org by 15 March 2009 at the latest. Paper proposals should include the name of the proposer, title of the paper and a 200-300 word abstract. In case of acceptance, the full paper should be sent to the organizers by 3 May 2009. Also, if you are interested to attend the conference, without presenting your paper, please send us a short motivation letter together with your CV to the same e-mail address. Application forms at: www.ccmr-bg.org .

Jelena Radoman
Research Fellow
Belgrade School of Security Studies
Centre for Civil-Military Relations
Gundulicev Venac 48 / I, 11000 Belgrade
+ (381) 11 32 87 226, + (381) 11 32 87 334
jelenaradoman@ccmr-bg.org

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Summer Study: Ukrainian in Lviv: May 18 -June 26, 2009


The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS)
at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) invites applications
from individuals wishing to study Ukrainian this spring in Lviv.

For information about the six-credit courses we offer, please visit
http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/%7eukraina/LvivCourse.html

"Ukrainian through its Living Culture" (UKR 300/ 400) is one of
several courses conducted in Europe by MLCS staff. It is open to Canadian and international students. If you do not live in Alberta,
it is not necessary to attend the orientation session, which will be
held on February 23. However, please do not hesitate to contact the
instructor, Dr. Irene Sywenky or me to register
your interest and/or obtain more information.

Prof. Natalia Pylypiuk, PhD
Modern Languages & Cultural Studies [www.mlcs.ca]
200 Arts, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E6

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February 18, 2009

Endowed Chairin Polish studies, Chicago

ENDOWED CHAIRS IN POLISH HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND/OR FILM
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications and nominations for the "Stefan and Lucy Hejna Family Chair in the History of Poland" and the "Stefan and Lucy Hejna Family Chair in Polish Language and Literature." Both positions include permanently endowed funds for
research enhancements and graduate assistantships. The successful candidate will be an associate or full professor and have a strong record of scholarly and teaching accomplishments in the fields of Polish history, literature, or film studies. Period of study within these areas is open.

Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is a Carnegie Research/Extensive University with 16,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate students, and 3,000 professional students.

This is an exciting time for Polish Studies at UIC: we will ultimately be hiring three "Hejna" chairs in Polish studies; we have the largest undergraduate Polish program in the country; and we have a newly established graduate concentration in Central and Eastern European Studies.

Appointments are eligible to begin 16 August 2009, but search will remain open until filled. For fullest consideration, applications must be received by March 13, 2009. The salary is highly competitive based on qualifications.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an AA/EOE.
Applicants should send a full curriculum vitae, and names and full contact information of four references to:

Marsha Figaro
Chief of Staff, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S. Morgan Street (MC 228)
Chicago, Illinois 60607

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Program Manager, Open World Center Washington, DC

The Open World Program is funded by the Open World Center at the Library of Congress. The program, through travel of delegations to the U.S., aims to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. The goal of the Open World program is to enhance understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by developing a network of leaders in the region
who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to America's democratic, accountable government and its free-market system.

The Program Manager supervises program staff in the Washington, DC office and coordinates activities closely with program staff in the Moscow office, travel agency staff, and database management staff. The Program Manager also is responsible for regular communication and reporting to the Open World Center staff and working in cooperation with American Councils senior management and partner organizations. The position reports to a Washington, DC-based Vice President.


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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Oversees day-to-day program activity in the DC office, makes program staffing decisions, and supervises seven program staff;
Maintains relations with the Open World Center, partner organizations, and U.S. hosts;
Works jointly with the Moscow-based program manager to develop and implement a strategy for participant recruitment, selection, and implementation of the program;
Articulates program goals and policy to participants, partners, hosts, the public policy community and contractors;
Ensures coordination with partner organizations on development of itineraries and placements for participants;
Participates in development and implementation of pre-departure orientations, U.S.-based arrival orientations, and other professional programming for participants;
Coordinates and oversees financial management, including developing the budget; authorizing and monitoring expenditure of contract funds; and identifying opportunities for cost savings;
Monitoring compliance with the contract issued for the program by the Library of Congress;
Oversees compliance through SEVIS;
Develops written materials, including annual reports and weekly program reports;
Coordinates travel and visa support for participants;
Oversees maintenance of interpreter recruitment and database;
Develops and implements policies and procedures covering a variety of situations, including emergencies.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Advanced degree preferred;
Familiarity with the Russian political scene and Eurasia;
Excellent writing skills;
5 years work experience managing international programs;
Proficiency in spoken and written Russian;
Experience working with leaders from Russia's political and economic spheres;
Experience in preparing budgets and tracking and projecting expenses;
Experience living in Russia or other countries of the former Soviet Union; Effective communication and representational skills; and
Demonstrated effective organizational and planning skills.

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Political Science Boca Raton, FL

*Political Science/International Relations: *
The Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University seeks applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics and International Relations to begin Fall 2009. Ph.D. is required at time of appointment. Specialization in Eurasia (defined as Russia and other post-communist countries), field research
experience and expertise in International Political Economy and globalization are desired. Successful candidates with strong training in research methods, both quantitative and qualitative (including proficiency in Russian and the languages of Russia's indigenous minorities), are preferred. Applicants should be able to teach
introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses.

Please send a letter of interest describing research and teaching experience, a writing sample, current vita, syllabi of courses taught, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation to **
*Timothy Lenz, Chair*
*Department of Political Science*
*Florida Atlantic University*
*777 Glades Road*
*Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991*.

Application period ends March 6, 2009.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Colgate Hamilton, NY

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Colgate Hamilton, NY

The Department of Russian at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian for a three-year replacement position, annually renewable, beginning in July 2009. The candidate is expected to have or soon receive a PhD in Russian language and literature. Our preferred field of specialization is 19th century literature and cultural studies, although we will consider candidates with other or interdisciplinary expertise. We place paramount importance upon proven facility in teaching Russian
language at all levels. The successful candidate will join a strong interdisciplinary Russian Studies program with colleagues in literature, anthropology, geography, history, film and media studies, and political science. Teaching duties will include five courses yearly ranging from beginning through advanced Russian, to 19th century literature, to the departmental senior seminar. Fluency in Russian and English is a given, along with a dynamic teaching presence and a strong commitment to scholarship.

Please send a letter of application and C.V., and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Ian Helfant, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Russian, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Review of applications will begin March 6, 2009.

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Summer Study: Slavic Language Program at University of Chicago

Summer 2009 Slavic Language Program at the University of Chicago
* courses in Russian at the first-year and second-year levels
* two 3-week courses in simultaneous interpretation in Russian-English (open to students at multiple levels)
* all courses run 6 weeks, June 22-July 31, 2009
* the 6 week course is equivalent to one year (3 quarters) of study in the UofC program during the academic year
* courses will be supplemented by weekly lunches from area Slavic restaurants and possible field trips to Russian, Czech, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian restaurants, shops, etc. in Chicago

Program descriptions are available at:
http://languages.uchicago.edu/summerslavic
and registration and tuition details are available at:
http://summer.uchicago.edu
Those students with an interest in Polish, Czech, or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian should contact Steven Clancy as it may be possible to arrange such courses if there is sufficient demand.
Steven Clancy
Senior Lecturer in Russian, Slavic, and 2nd-Language Acquisition Academic Director, University of Chicago Center for the Study of Languages
Director, Slavic Language Program
University of Chicago
Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

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Summer Study abroad: Krasnoyarsk

We are launching a new five week study abroad program for students with at least one year of college Russian or the equivalent. Students will spend two days in Moscow and then travel to Krasnoyarsk for five weeks of intensive language study. Program dates are June 12-July 17, 2009. More information can be found at http://www.sa.utah.edu/inter/sap/summer/KrasnoyarskSiberiaIntesiveRussianLanguage.htm

Program deadline for non University of Utah students is March 1st. Please contact Jane Hacking for further information: j.hacking@utah.edu

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CfP: Eastern Christian History and Culture, 10/05-06/2009, Columbus OH

Proposals must be received by May 31, 2007.

The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture,Inc. (ASEC) announces its second biennial conference to take place in Columbus, Ohio October 5-6, 2007, and is pleased to invite papers for its multi-disciplinary conference on the theme “Centers and Peripheries: Interaction and Exchange in the Social,
Cultural, Historical, and Regional Situations of Eastern Christianity.”

Papers may deal with any historical period or with contemporary issues
and come from all disciplines including anthropology, cultural studies, history, literary criticism, linguistics, sociology and religious studies. The conference aims to explore the interactions between and among different religiously-defined communities within the Eastern Christian traditions, and the interactions and exchange between Eastern Christian communities and other religious groups and traditions.

Conference sessions will be held at the Blackwell Hotel and Conference
Center with accommodations at the nearby Holiday Inn on the Lane. The
conference will include two days of panels plus a keynote address. Panel proposals of three presenters plus chair/discussant are preferred but individual papers are also encouraged. Please send panel and paper proposals with abstracts of 100-200 words for each paper, and a short c.v for each participant to Russell Martin (martinre@westminster.edu).

Proposals must be received by May 31, 2007.


For more information contact
martinre@westminster.edu or jennifer.spock@eku.edu

Registration is $40 and participants must be members of ASEC, Inc. by
the time of the conference. Fees are waived for students and faculty of The Ohio State University with current university identification. Dues are a mere $10 per annum ($5 for graduate students); dues (made out to ASEC Inc.) for 2006 and 2007 may be sent to Lucien Frary, Rider
University, 2083 Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.

The conference is co-sponsored by ASEC, Inc. and Ohio State
University’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Resource
Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, the Hilandar Research Library, the
Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, and the Center for the Study of Religion.

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CfP: Balkan Studies Library, Brill


CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

BRILL is actively soliciting manuscripts and proposals for its new series

Balkan Studies Library

The peer-reviewed series aims to provide a forum for the growing interest and research in the field and to publish high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of the Balkans with a focus on history, politics and culture. The region is defined here as comprising Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and the countries of former Yugoslavia.

The series includes history, anthropology, archaeology, political science, sociology, legal studies, economy, religion, literatury studies, cultural studies, gender studies, film, theatre and media studies, art history and language & linguistics.

The series will publish monographs and collections of essays, and editions of source materials, primarily in English. The series especially welcomes comparative studies, be this comparisons between individual Balkan countries, or comparisons of (part of) the region with other countries and regions.

Editor-in-Chief: Zoran Milutinovic, Senior Lecturer at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

Advisory Board: Gordon N. Bardos (Columbia University, New York), Alex Drace-Francis (University of Liverpool), Jasna Dragovic-Soso (Goldsmiths University, London), Anna Krasteva (New Bulgarian University, Sofia)

For more information, please contact the editor-in-chief at z.milutinovic@ssees.ucl.ac.uk. To submit a detailed proposal or manuscript, please contact BRILL’s Slavic & Eurasian Studies Department for the guidelines: Tatyana Moisseenko (moisseenko@brill.nl) or Ivo Romein (romein@brill.nl).

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Cities and culture under the nazi Occupation

This conference is organised by Sciences Po Bordeaux, in conjunction with the Institut d’histoire du temps présent (the Institute of Contemporary History, a Research Unit of the National Centre for Scientific Research-CNRS) and the Universities of Bordeaux III and Paris I-La Sorbonne.
Co-chairs:
Prof. Françoise Taliano-Des Garets, Professor of Contemporary History at Sciences Po Bordeaux.
Prof. Pascal Ory, Professor of Contemporary History at Paris I-La Sorbonne.

Presentations may be in French or English.

We advocate the study of leading cities, which were the centres of political and economic power at the time and in which cultural facilities were concentrated. The emphasis should be placed on France—to the exclusion of Paris, but including Algeria, the French colonies and protectorates. The various zones of the French territory (the annexed zone, the occupied zone, the North, the forbidden zone, the Italian zone, the French zone…) should be taken into account. In addition, we encourage comparisons with a few foreign cities in other occupied countries.

In order to avoid the succession of disconnected monographs, we welcome regional studies, as well as work that compares two or more cities, providing either a comprehensive or a more specific comparison.

The year 1940 marks the conventional starting point of the period under study, while the end of it, loosely defined as the Liberation, depends on local situations.

Papers are invited on the three main themes of the conference:

1- Urban cultural life in wartime.
2- Urban culture and politics during the Occupation.
3- Urban cultures faced with the choice of breaking with the Occupation period or remembering it.


Paper proposals (of no more than one page, in French or in English) should be submitted to Françoise Taliano-des Garets (f.taliano@sciencespobordeaux.fr) by May 31st, 2009. They should include your name, institutional affiliation and contact information, as well as a list of your recent publications. Notification of the organisers’ decision will be made by July 30th, 2009.

The conference will take place at Sciences Po Bordeaux 2-3/12/2010

Françoise Taliano-des Garets
Université de Bordeaux
Sciences Po Bordeaux

0632 63 09 33
Email: f.taliano@sciencespobordeaux.fr

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Wandering Scholars Call for Papers

Wandering Scholars seeks submissions for its next biannual issue in July. We are an online arts journal publishing articles and reviews on literature, music, the visual arts and aesthetics. We aim to bring together exploration of both contemporary art and the traditional canon in a broad humanistic spirit. We also seek to create a space where professional and amateur criticism can meet. Graduate students are particularly welcome to submit. Please see our website for further details.

Damian Love
Editor
editor@wanderingscholars.org.uk
Email: editor@wanderingscholars.org.uk
Visit the website at http://www.wanderingscholars.org.uk

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Graduate papers on Human Rights: $5,000.00 Award

INFINITY JOURNAL (IJ), a “global affairs journalzine”, is seeking creative and innovative research papers from graduates and young professionals specifically on HUMAN RIGHTS.
Please note that we are looking for articles for the 4th edition, which will launch in August 2009. Please see the website (submission guidelines) for more details.

Awards of up to $5,000 will be given January 2010 for best pieces.

Please note: those with a degree of PhD or higher are not eligible to submit work (only graduates, e.g. those with or currently obtaining maters level education and young professionals.

For more information, rules, and submission guidelines, pleases visit http://www.infinityjournal.com or contact Adam at adam@infinityjournal.com

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New Online Global Affairs "Journalzine": $5,000.00 Award

INFINITY JOURNAL (IJ), a “global affairs journalzine”, is seeking creative and innovative papers (research and/or opinion pieces) from graduates and young professionals. Please note that we are looking for articles for the 4th edition, which will launch in August 2009.
Awards of up to $5,000 will be given at the end of the year (November 2009) for best pieces. Please note: those with a degree of PhD or higher are not eligible to submit work (only graduates, e.g. those with or currently obtaining maters level education and young professionals.

For more information, rules, and submission guidelines, visit infinity journal at http://www.infinityjournal.com or contact Adam at adam@infinityjournal.com

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February 16, 2009

Analytica, a nongovernmental and non-profit think-tank from Skopje has announced new Internship Call for the Spring Cycle April 10 - June 30.

EUROPE BEFORE AND AFTER 1989 :

Trans-national and comparative perspectives on Eastern & Western Europe Anniversary Conference, 10-12 June 2009, University of Padua, Italy

Special call for papers: the revolutions of 1989 and the crisis of 2009

The twentieth anniversary of the revolutions of 1989 is overshadowed by a large conjunctural crisis in global economics, world politics and military relations – a conflagration that is said to be the most serious since World War II, and which is more and more often compared to the 1930s. Some historical keywords: the Great Depression, the continental rise of fascism and communism, permanent war in Eastern Asia - all leading eventually to world war.

We are looking for proposals that relate 1989 and 2009. While it obviously cannot be said that the revolutions led to the present crisis, it does seem equally obvious that way 1989 was interpreted by key actors did play an important role. We offer the following observations to stimulate panel and paper submissions:

A) Reconsidering scholarly judgement: For example, scholars associated with 1989 ‘the end of History,’ the utopia of liberal capitalism, the ideological junctim between market and private property, the worldwide deregulation of financial and economic activity and so on: What, if any, is the connection with the present financial and economic crunch?

B) Reexamining (key) actors’ perceptions: For example, 1989 was interpreted by politicians and policy makers as triumph of the West, as confirmation of Western values, as conferring a set of historical lessons. Arguably this led to unilaterialist action in Bonn (German unification), Brussels (Eastward enlargement) and Washington (foreign policy and national security strategy generally). What, if any, is the impact of key actors’ perceptions on the course of events leading up to the present quagmire in world politics?

C) Global ideas and trends: For example, the aftermath of 1989 saw the rise and spread of notions such as shock therapy, the clash of civilizations, the global network society and so on. Others have identified as key trends (and consequence?) such issues as the return of primitive accumulation, the rise of new autocracies and low-intensity, but unlimited warfare. If the twenty years from 1989 to 2009 constitute a conjunctural cycle, which are its main features?

D) Europe and the EU: If 1989 was another ‘zero hour’ for Europe, how, with hindsight, would we evaluate the chosen and predominant solution of EU enlargement? What have been the consequences of organising the unification of Europe according to ideas of Western superiority, Eastern backwardness and fragility, the need for conditionality and restricted access for Easterners to the core freedoms of the EU? Some suggest it is the reinvention of Europe as empire. What, if any, is the connection between the reordering of Europe after 1989 and the present impasse in European integration associated with the failed constitution, the troubled Lisbon strategy, the problematic neighbourhood and so on?

E) 1989 as a model of peaceful, but revolutionary change: Arguably, the revolutionaries of 1989 forged a new type of organized and synchronous political and social change: the self-limiting or negotiated revolution. In how far is the large-scale, purposeful and rapid change achieved across a large space a model of significance in confronting the crisis of 2009? In tackling some of the very large issues ahead, such as energy and climate, or demography and poverty? In returning to peace, constitutional democracy and prosperity?

Senior faculty, junior faculty and post-docs may participate by submitting a joint proposal for a panel or an individual paper. Doctoral researchers are encouraged to submit a poster proposal.

EUROPE BEFORE AND AFTER 1989 - Trans-national and comparative perspectives on Eastern & Western Europe

- Anniversary Conference, 10-12 June 2009, University of Padua, Italy


Before submission

Those interested in participating in the conference are invited to visit the website to study the terms and conditions of participation; http://www.cee-socialscience.net/1989/conference/anniverary.html

Submitting a panel proposal

Panel organisers should be aware that panels will last 100 minutes (3-4 speakers). Co-authored papers are welcome. Panel proposals must have a general abstract and provide an abstract for each contribution. Panel organisers may submit a draft proposal to the programme committee by 01 March 2009 for feedback. The final deadline is 30 March 2009 for selection within one week. Invited participants will be required to submit a proof-read conference paper by 30 May 2009. All papers will be distributed with the RN 1989 Working Paper Series (ISSN 1867-2833). Please submit your panel proposal as a single file to apply1989@gesis.org

Submitting an individual paper

Individual submissions are also possible – in line with this call for papers as well as the earlier call for papers and already selected panel proposals. Please view the website for details. Paper proposals should be submitted as page-long abstract to the final deadline of 30 March 2009 for selection within one week. Invited participants will be required to submit a proof-read conference paper by 30 May 2009. All papers will be distributed with the RN 1989 Working Paper Series (ISSN 1867-2833). Please submit your paper proposal as a single file to apply1989@gesis.org


Submitting a poster

The programme committee solicits poster proposals from doctoral students engaged in research that is related to the conference theme in the widest sense. The public conference will feature a dedicated poster sessions of two hours – to leave ample time for personal introductions and discussions. The purpose of the poster session is to bring together post-docs and doctoral researchers in the spirit of mutual exchange and of fostering mentoring and research collaboration in future. Doctoral students wishing to present a poster should submit an abstract and their full details to the programme committee by 30 March 2009. Please send your single file to apply1989@gesis.org

At the conference: publication, career advice and further research opportunities

Participants will be invited to consider book and journal publication opportunities with the Research Network 1989, including a ‘digital collaboratory’ under development in conjunction with a network of European university presses. Further details will be available in spring 2009.

Panel organisers (or a nominated substitute) will be able to participate in ‘Early Independence,’ the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for Postdocs. The CPD programme is designed to prepare post-docs for applying to and holding principal investigator awards.

The RN 1989 offers the opportunity to extend and expanded collaborative projects by means of a Working Group (also open to advanced PhD students). Seed money may be available.

Terms and conditions for RN 1989 membership, Working Group formation and the CPD programme are available on the website: http://www.cee-socialscience.net/1989/
Professor Antonio Pavan (Padua), Professor Andrzej Rychard (PAN), Professor Jacques Rupnik (Sciences Po), Dr Agnieszka Wenninger (GESIS), Dr Chris Armbruster (RN 1989)

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Internship, Analytica, Skopje

Analytica, a nongovernmental and non-profit think-tank from Skopje has announced new Internship Call for the Spring Cycle April 10 - June 30.

All interested candidates are welcomed to check our website: www.analyticamk.org and http://www.analyticamk.org/interns/ to see the conditions of the internship..

For the application deadlines please see below.

Thank you!

The Analytica Team.


INTERNSHIP CALL

SPRING 2009

Criteria

Applicants are expected to be university students, undergraduates or graduates interested in European studies, South East Europe, regional cooperation, public administration, security, energy and environment issues. They should also have interest in policy research and at least basic research skills. An interest in one or more of Analytica’s programmes of research would be an advantage. Proficiency in English is essential. There are no citizenship requirements.

Deadlines

There are four internship cycles per year.
- Winter cycle: 10 January - 30 March
- Spring cycle: 10 April - 30 June
- Summer cycle: 10 July - 30 September
- Autumn cycle: 5 October - 25 December


The deadlines for submitting an application for internship are:
For Spring cycle: 01 March

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their CVs (résumés) along with an application letter explaining the reasons behind their application to: internship@analyticamk.org, within the specified deadline. Same application procedure applies both for residential and non-residential internship

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Analytical, E-Journal


Call for Papers
Analytical
E-Journal, III issue

Energy and Climate Changes – Southeast Europe in focus

For the past two decades the climate changes and the energy impact on the environment has been in the focus of the international community. The changes of the climate in different parts of the world have been seen as a direct outcome of the uncontrolled and inefficient use of the energy resources. Thus, providing energy security and sustainable development nowadays is tightly connected to the protection of the environment and the climate changes. This is particularly important for the developing countries and their capacities to provide economic development parallel to sustaining high environmental standards.
Whilst, our aim is to represent a wide spectrum of disciplines and approaches, we strongly encourage comparative and multi-disciplinary perspectives, and welcome proposals using new research methodologies. We invite submission of original research papers including but not limited to the following themes:

- IR, Law, Security Studies, Geopolitics of Energy, Regionalism, Administration and Institutions, International Organizations, United Nation, EU Energy Policy, Energy Security and stability, Energy Security in Southeast Europe.

- Biopolitics, Social Policy, Sustainable Development, Urban Development.

- Climate Change and GHG Emission, Kyoto Protocol, UNFCCC, Alternative Sources of Energy, Renewable Energy Sources (wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal), Sustainable Energy Development, USA Environmental policy, Global Oil Crisis.

- New Technologies for exploitation of alternative energy sources, Eco-vehicles, Systems for Purging Stations and Collector Systems, New technologies for power generation, Carbon Capture and Storage.

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

Paper abstracts of up to 500 words and a resume should be sent with full contact details (E-mail, Telephone, Postal Address) to journal@analyticamk.org or nhroneska@analyticamk.org.

Deadline for abstracts is 02 March 2009.

Final deadline for papers is 27 March 2009.



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CfP Journal: Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 2

Call for Papers for the Spring 2009 issue (Vol. 3, No. 2) of the Caucasian Review of International Affairs

Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) announces a call for papers for its Spring 2009 issue to be published at the end of April 2009. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2009. Submission guidelines can be found at http://cria-online.org/Submit_a_Paper.html.


The CRIA is a Germany-registered quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit and online academic journal. The Review is committed to promote a better understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The CRIA also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of international affairs, from all political viewpoints. The last issue of the Review can be viewed at www.cria-online.org.

Best regards,
Nasimi Aghayev
Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
www.cria-online.org
ISSN: 1865-6773

CRIA is particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

- Prospects of the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after the recent developments in the region;
- Recent attempts of rapprochement in Turkish-Armenian relations and their prospects;
- Russian policy towards the South Caucasus;
- GUAM and its role in the security of the member-states;
- The recent initiatives for the stability in the Caucasus – their prospects;
- European Union and the conflict resolution in the South Caucasus;
- Eastern Partnership initiative of the European Union – chances and prospects;
- Western energy interests in the South Caucasus and Central Asia, especially the Nabucco project;
- Role of the South Caucasus in the energy security of Europe;
- Situation in the North Caucasus;
- Iranian nuclear program and its implications for the South Caucasus ;
- Germany and South Caucasus;
- Georgia and its NATO-membership aspirations;
- Integration of the South Caucasus to the Euro-Atlantic structures;
- Prospects of the South Caucasian regional security;
- Global financial crisis and the South Caucasus;
- Israel in the Caucasus;
- Azerbaijan's relations with the Islamic world;
- Foreign Policy of Armenia;
- Iran-Armenia relations;
- Azerbaijani community of Iran;
- Legal status of the Caspian Sea;
- China in Central Asia ;
- Foreign Policy of Turkmenistan under the new government;
- Turkey's accession to the EU;
- Iran-Turkey relations;
- Ukraine's foreign policy - NATO and EU versus Russia;
- Armenian Diaspora and lobby in the US – its influence over US foreign policy;
- What will be Obama's foreign policy towards Turkey and South Caucasus?

This is a preliminary list. Please feel free to offer alternative topics, including book reviews, to the Editor.

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Blogs: Job: Making the Most of EU funding for Roma Inclusion on the Western Balkans, Budapest

OCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM INITIATIVE

PROJECT MANAGER

( Budapest based)

Project Manager – Making the Most of EU funding on the Western Balkans

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operational and grant making foundation which aims to shape public policy to promote democratic and effective governance, human rights, and economic, legal and social reforms. OSI was created in 1993 by investor and philanthropist George Soros to support his foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Those foundations were established, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to support good governance, the rule of law, education, public health, and independent media. OSI has expanded the activities of the Soros foundations network to other areas of the world where the transition to democracy is of particular concern. The Soros foundations network encompasses more than 60 countries, including the United States. (http://www.soros.org/)

General: Responsible for the development, management and monitoring of the interventions related to the Making the Most of EU funds for Roma Inclusion on the Western Balkans with full technical and professional responsibility for the program implementation.


Applications in English, including a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae, should be sent to applications@admingroup.hu

Application deadline: March 1, 2009

For more information about LGI, please see http://lgi.osi.hu.

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.

Duties include:

· Building a network of NGOs and Roma professionals (announcing calls for tenders, applying a system of selecting National Partners)

· Coordinating the work of PGF and the National Partners (organizes and assists the National Partners in the performance of their duties to collect, process and disseminate information from governments and supporting institutions)

· Collecting information from Decade Secretariat and PGFs anchors and other sources; disseminate them through Internet and other means of communication.

· Supporting the development and implementation of other interventions under the “Making the Most…” initiative and the work of the LGI Senior Program Manager

· Reporting on program progress to LGI Senior Program Manager and the PGF Board

· Overviews the design and implementation of a PGF Website under LGI.

· Representing and presenting PGF at conferences, workshops.

· Participating in preparing strategic reports and advocacy

· Preparing materials for and reporting at Board meetings.

· Follow up and monitoring of National Partners’ deadlines (Board decisions, audit and monitoring results)

· In conjunction with the PGF Board, development of strategic goals and program budget

· Overview PGF contracts and expenditures and affiliated administrative processes, i.e. project coding, database requirements, etc.

· Oversees grant and contract payments according to OSI procurement policy requirements

· Manage the national Partners’ auditing process.

· Organize PGF Board meetings and the affiliated advance preparations

· Liaise with other interventions under the “Making the Most…” Initiative

· Reports to the PGF Board

Qualifications & skills:

· University degree (in a relevant area of study)

· Good understanding of EU programming and funding

· Good understanding and high level commitment to Roma inclusion and social justice based development

· Knowledge of EU funding mechanisms and the role of various European and national, regional and local level institutions

· Good knowledge of challenges of Roma inclusion

· Excellent connection with Roma networks in target countries

· Experience in working with Roma communities

· Work experience with pre-accession funds or other European funding

· Experience in managing similar scaled projects

· Experience in drafting policy advocacy papers

· Strategic thinking and leadership capacity necessary to reconcile a variety of interests and to forge a goal oriented partnership between key implementing partners

· Thorough understanding of OSI mission and the Decade of Roma Inclusion

· Ability to organize and monitor program related activities and staff

· Ability to represent OSI in its relations, and consult with central and local government bodies or officials

· Excellent English oral and written communication skills

· Proficiency in Romani language and/or other languages spoken in target countries

· Full computer literacy

· Ability to work independently

· Good team player

· Willingness to travel in the region


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CfP: International Ballad Conference, 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 and has asked me to make this call.

The conference will be titled: 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 accessibly by air and by ground transportation.

Prof. Morozov is the contact person for more information.

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CfP anthology: Armenian-American Histories and Cultures

Deadline: May 1, 2009

Call For Papers: Armenian-American Histories and Culture

As a result of the Armenian diaspora over many centuries, many people of Armenian heritage live outside the borders of the Republic of Armenia, positioning people of Armenian heritage squarely within discussions of both transnationalism and the fluidity of cultures. In the last century-and-a-half, particularly following World War I, a sizeable portion of the Armenian diaspora has taken root in the US.

As editors of a proposed anthology on Armenian-Americans and their histories and cultures, we seek essays addressing various aspects of Armenian-American identities and experiences. Although the anthology will focus on Armenians in the US, we recognize the necessity of making connections to global issues and events related to the Armenian diaspora in general as well as the Armenian genocide. We particularly encourage essays (approximately 15-25 pages in length) that focus on diverse aspects of the Armenian-American experience by utilizing innovative and complex theoretical and heuristic approaches. Topics may include: acculturation, commemoration, the role of memory and “forgetting” in family dynamics and the diaspora, contested histories, “racial” controversies, political connections and controversies, feminism, gender identities, language, food, material culture, music, art, and exhibits, cross-cultural connections and comparisons, community networks and intra-Armenian community relations and/or solidarities/divisions (re other hyphenated identities of Armenian-Americans, such as [“Ottoman”]-Armenians, or Lebanese-Armenians, Palestinian-Armenians, Iranian-Armenians, etc.), involvement in and reactions to current economic, social, and political developments both in the US and other parts of the world (including Israel/Palestine), popular culture and representation, analysis of educational curriculum pertaining to Armenian history and cultures, and the role of religion and the church in the diaspora.

Deadline for paper proposals: May 1, 2009. Please send an abstract (350-500 words) as Microsoft Word file to Kim Hewitt khewitt333@yahoo.com and Leah Sneider sneider@unm.edu.

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CfP Journal: SMILE AND LAUGHTER

Deadline: May 31, 2009

SMILE AND LAUGHTER

The editorial board of ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS, an annual academic journal of comparative literature and cultural studies, published by the Comparative Literature Department, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi - Romania, welcomes submissions of scholarly papers written by academics and researchers worldwide for its 7th issue (2009), SMILE AND LAUGHTER.

Fields envisaged: World Literature, Comparative and General Literature, Visual and Performative Arts Studies, Cultural Philosophy and Cultural Studies

For further details please access the contacts below.

Professor Mihaela Cernauti-Gorodetchi micer@uaic.ro
Associate Professor Catalin Constantinescu c.constantinescu@gmail.com
Lecturer Ana-Maria Stefan anamaria.stefan@uaic.ro
Mihaela Cernauti-Gorodetchi
Al. I. Cuza University
Faculty of Letters
Department of Comparative Literature
11 Carol I Blvd.
700506 Iasi, Romania
Phone: +40 232 201256
Fax: +40 232 201152
Email: micer@uaic.ro

Visit the website at http://media.lit.uaic.ro/comparata/acta_site/acta_engl.html


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CfP; Gender and Loss: Experiencing Widowhood in Britain and Continental Europe, c.1400-1900, 08/26-28/09, Bath, UK

Deadline for proposals, Friday, 27 March 2009.

Gender and Loss: Experiencing Widowhood in Britain and Continental Europe, c.1400–1900

Bath Spa University, Bath, UK,

26–28 August 2009

Widowhood — even when it brought wealth and liberation rather than poverty and tribulation — posed a variety of challenges to men and women in Britain and on the Continent. This conference seeks proposals for papers from historians, literary scholars and postgraduate students with an interest in the historical experience of widows and widowers between 1400 and 1900. While the widow is a well-known figure of literary and historical analysis, much less academic attention has been paid to the widower, or to the gendered experience of widowhood over time and across boundaries. This conference aims to foster an international dialogue and create a network of scholars interested in exploring the ways that men and women coped with the loss of a spouse and how their experiences of widowhood were shaped by gender, place and space.

Send abstracts of papers and/or panel proposals (not more than three papers) of not more than 300 words to either Dr Elaine Chalus e.chalus@bathspa.ac.uk or Dr Roberta Anderson r.anderson@bathspa.ac.uk.

Proposals from postgraduate students are particularly welcomed.

Dr Elaine Chalus or Dr Roberta Anderson
School of Historical & Culturual Studies
Bath Spa University
Newton Park, Bath UK BA2 9BN
(0044)1225-875656 or (0044)875529

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CfP: Against the Current - Power, Order, Resistance; New York

Deadline: March 1, 2009

Conference - Against the Current - Power, Order, Resistance
New York

This conference sets out to explore the complex and dynamic relationships of ‘power’ and ‘order,’ and seeks to situate both within frames of intellectual and/or empirical challenges and critiques. Scholarship of recent decades has been attentive to the ways in which power is exercised and political and social order is maintained; taking this work as a foundation, this conference will consider the question of resistance in relation to power and order - its multiple forms, meanings, and possibilities. The aim of this conference is both diagnostic and constructive: it serves not only to identify contemporary examples of resistance, but also to rethink and evaluate the concept in light of progressive politics. Of fundamental importance is the relation between resistance and order: is it always one of negativity and externality, or can resistance be understood as interior to the order that it seeks to change? Special attention will be accorded to normative judgments ascribed to the use of violence, both in the deployment of resistance and in the maintenance of order.

We invite submissions from all subfields of Political Studies, as well as from other disciplines.

Department of Politics
The New School University for Social Research
Email: against_the_current@yahoo.com


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CfP: DURABILITY AND TRANSIENCE: CULTURAL BORDERS OF TEMPORALITY, 06/04-06/2009, Bucharest

Deadline: March 1, 2009

The 11th Annual Conference of the English Department of the University of Bucharest will be held between 4 – 6 June 2009

DURABILITY AND TRANSIENCE: CULTURAL BORDERS OF TEMPORALITY

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Prof. ROBERT YOUNG, Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature, New York University

TBA

Prof. JOHN LOWE, Professor of English, Louisiana State University

“Calypso Magnolia: Durability and Transience in the Global South”

The 2009 edition of our Annual Conference invites interdisciplinary approaches to the subjects of time and temporality, with focus on specific differences at work in such domains as Literature, Social Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Communications, Cultural Theory, Media and Film Studies.

Our contemporary social, political and psychological predicaments are culture- and time-bound. At a time of culture-specific differences occupying the minds of academics in the humanities and social sciences, more alert than ever to change, it is certainly a challenge to turn to the question of time in an academic conference. Haunting presences in the intellectual debates of the last half century or so (with names such as Heidegger, Braudel, Vovelle, Ricoeur, Pomyan, to say nothing of the New Historicists holding pride of place), time and temporality, history and historicity appear as consubstantial with the discourse of modernity. In the Kantian tradition, time and space are a fundamental legacy of Western thought, undissociable from each other, as, indeed, confirmed by such concepts as espace-temps or chronotope.

Some related queries are likely to need an urgent answer: Is time treated differently in various humanistic disciplines nowadays? Do they regard it as a sequence of discrete moments or as a continuous flow? How is temporality used in the investigation of individual psychologies and of social groups? How is it interpreted today in different culture areas? What are the possible mutations which that notion may undergo in the near future?

Please send proposals (and direct inquiries) to the following e-mail addresses:

irina.pana@rdslink.ro AND litcultstbucharest@gmail.com


Visit the website at http://www.english-unib.ro/events.htm


Here is a list of possible topics to be approached by the participants, which should not be interpreted as a limitation of their choices:

- Durability vs. change, essentialism vs. relativism

- Universal vs. culture-specific, enduring vs. perishable values

- Time warps, temporal narratives, narratives of time

- Assessing time, durability and transience

- Cultural amnesia and cultural anamnesis, retrieving time lost or wasted, (re)living time and history

- Time-bound cultural institutions(literature, literary history, the canon etc.)

- Time in/and literature; Literary categories in/and time.

- Aesthetic temporality versus social, religious, moral, political, perspectives on time

- Historicity and genres

- The ideology and sociology of time

- Cultural identities in temporal perspectives

- Geographic temporalities

- Temporal dimensions of trauma

- Gender temporalities

- Metropolitan vs. colonial time(s)

- War((s) and time(s)

- Temporality and technology

- Digital temporalities (computer time, digital history, virtual lives etc.)

Conference fee: 50 euro (conference documents, refreshments). Presentations, in English, will be 20-min. long plus 10 min. for discussion. Authors are invited to submit abstracts, which will be published in the Conference programme. Abstracts may not exceed 500 words (including a list of keywords). They should be submitted in word format. Proposals must include titles of papers, name and institutional affiliation; mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail address.

Please note the new deadline for receipt of proposals: 1 March 2009.


Please note the webpage of the conference: http://www.english-unib.ro/events.htm

A selection of papers will be published in University of Bucharest Review.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bucharest,

Assoc. Prof. Octavian Roske

Head of Department

The Organizing Committee:

Prof. Irina Pană

Prof. Radu Surdulescu, literature section coordinator

Assoc. Prof. Ioana Zirra

Assoc. Prof. Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

Asst. Prof. James Brown

Ms. Ruxandra Rădulescu, junior lecturer

Mr. Dragoş Ivana, junior lecturer

Ms. Daniela Cârstea, PhD candidate

Department of English

University of Bucharest

Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Pitar Mos 7-13

Bucharest

Romania

Email: litcultstbucharest@gmail.com

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Summer Study: Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization Courses, 07/12-08/02/2009, Romania

Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization Courses, Braşov, July 12th – August 2nd, 2009

Learn Romanian in Romania!

The Romanian Cultural Institute organizes Romanian language, culture and civilization courses in the 12th century citadel of Braşov. A multicultural environment, Braşov (Corona, Kronstradt, Brassó) was renowned not only as an important medieval trade centre, but also as a cultural and academic „fortress”. Braşov is the place where the first spark of an anticommunist uprising was lit in November 1987.
The program is organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Letters of Transylvania University - Braşov, Mureşenilor Memorial House, the Corona Local Initiative Group and the Braşov County Library.

The Structure of the Program

A. Intensive Romanian language courses:

1. Beginning level (A1 and A2) - this level aims at ensuring the acquisition of basic reading, writing and speaking skills; at the end of this program students are expected to be able to understand as well as formulate short sentences relating to basic necessities and forms of polite address.

2. Intermediate level (B1 and B2) - the courses aim at upgrading the acquired knowledge with an emphasis on conversational skills by means of creative activities.

3. Advanced level (C1 and C2) - the students will improve their speaking, reading and writing skills, and will practice their communication skills in more complex situations.

The Romanian language courses are based on a flexible curriculum, adapted to the students’ needs, combining basic vocabulary and grammar lessons, group and individual activities that aim at developing language proficiency and consolidating grammatical structures and language patterns. The course materials include textbooks, literary and historical texts, folklore, newspaper articles, and audio-visual means. In order to improve the efficiency of the courses, the participants are enrolled in several study groups (10-12 students each), based on an initial language test.

For further information and application www.icr.ro/cursuri_brasov


For applications/additional information:
THE ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
ROMANIAN LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION COURSES
38, Aleea Alexandru 011824, Sector 1 - Bucharest, Romania

Program Coordinators: Ana Borca: ana.borca@icr.ro
(4) 0317 100 672; Fax: (4) 021.230.13.73
Denisa Mirena Pişcu: denisa.piscu@icr.ro,
phone: + 40 31 71 00616, fax: + 40 31 71 00606

Director of the Domestic Programs Department
Oana-Valentina Suciu
E-mail: oana.suciu@icr.ro


University graduates, the instructors are native Romanian speakers. The Romanian Cultural Institute selects experienced lecturers, primarily for their professional skills, but also for their friendly attitude, enthusiasm and patience. The instructors are employed by the University of Braşov and the University of Bucharest

Certificate of Attendance: At the end of the program, the students will undergo a test assessing their Romanian speaking and writing skills. As a result, they will obtain a qualification grade. The Faculty of Letters of Transylvania University-Braşov will provide the participants with certificates of language proficiency. All the students who have attended at least 90% of the daily classes will also obtain a certificate of attendance.

B. Courses in Romanian culture and civilization: Lectures, given in English and/or Romanian, cover local history, literature, Transylvanian traditions, ethnography, cinema, politics, journalism in order to develop the participants’ knowledge about various aspects of Romanian culture and civilization. The talks are given by university professors and researchers from Bucharest and Braşov, professionals with outstanding credentials in their fields of expertise.

C. Creative Workshops
1. Creative writing (for advanced students)
2. 19th century Ball dancing
3. Gastronomy
4. Retro – costumes (19th century)

Services and Facilities
The courses take place in the city of Braşov (300,000 inhabitants),
Official opening of the program: July 13th, 2009. Closing ceremony – July 31st, 2009.
Language classes will take place at the Faculty of Letters of Transylvania University - Braşov (M Building).
The workshops will take place at the Mureşenilor Memorial House www.muzeulmuresenilor.ro), Ştefan Baciu Memorial House (http://www.muzeulmuresenilor.ro/mureseni_ro/index-stefanbaciu.html ) and the Old Center Bistrot..

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February 13, 2009

Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Colgate University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

The Department of Russian at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian for a three-year replacement position, annually renewable, beginning in July 2009. The candidate is expected to have or soon receive a PhD in Russian language and literature. Our preferred field of specialization is 19th century literature and cultural studies, although we will consider candidates with other or interdisciplinary expertise. We place paramount importance upon proven facility in teaching Russian language at all levels.

The successful candidate will join a strong interdisciplinary Russian Studies program with colleagues in literature, anthropology, geography, history, film and media studies, and political science. Teaching duties will include five courses yearly ranging from beginning through advanced Russian, to 19th century literature, to the departmental senior seminar. Fluency in Russian and English is a given, along with a dynamic teaching presence and a strong
commitment to scholarship.

Please send a letter of application and C.V., and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to
Ian Helfant,
Chair, Search Committee,
Department of Russian,
Colgate University,
13 Oak Drive,
Hamilton, NY 13346.

Review of applications will begin March 6, 2009.
Colgate University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff further the University's educational mission.

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JOB- Resident Director, American Councils, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

JOB- Resident Director, American Councils, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Resident Director
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Position Description
The Dushanbe Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country Program Director for participants on the Persian Overseas Flagship Program and the Eurasian Regional Language Program. The Flagship programs are for learners already at the advanced level of proficiency in Persian and the Eurasian Regional Language Program offers course work for learners of Persian, Tajiki, Uzbek or Dari at the intermediate or advanced level. The Dushanbe Resident Director represents American Councils in his/her actions and words during the tenure of appointment. He/she must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe student classes and meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and students; and arrange group travel and cultural programs. The Dushanbe Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the American Councils Tajikistan Country Director and Academic Coordinator and the Flagship and Outbound program staff in Washington, DC.

Applicants with extensive experience in curriculum development and/or foreign language teaching may also be asked to develop curricula, syllabi and advanced-level course materials for Persian, Tajik and/or Uzbek.

Prior to departure for Tajikistan, the Dushanbe Resident Director must attend two American Councils orientation programs: one for resident directors and one for participants. He/she must travel to Tajikistan with the student group at the beginning of the program and return to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. The Dushanbe Resident Director reports to the Flagship and Outbound Senior Program Managers.

Anticipated Employment Dates:
Late May 2009 - mid June 2010 with possible continuation into the following academic year or summer. Applicants for only summer 2009 will also be considered.

Primary Responsibilities
* Serve as academic and personal advisor for American Councils program participants;
* Serve as a liaison between American Councils and the host institute administration to ensure that the academic program proceeds as agreed;
* Coordinate closely with Dushanbe-based staff to arrange travel, internships, and classroom audits for students;
* Observe classes;
* Secure medical treatment for students as necessary;
* Enforce American Councils rules and policies;
* Communicate regularly with the American Councils Washington office, reporting any problems regarding participants' health, academic performance, or behavior, and providing general group/program updates;
* Within two weeks of program conclusion submit a final report, program grades and test scores;
* Ensure that an excursion program is arranged as agreed upon and outlined in American Councils materials;
* Manage program finances and submit monthly expense reports accounting for all program expenditures;
* Coordinate all program logistics and communicate logistical details to DC-based staff;
* Depending on experience, the resident director may be asked to work with the Academic Coordinator to develop curricula, syllabi, and advanced-level course materials for Persian, Tajiki, and/or Uzbek.

Qualifications
* Bachelor's degree or higher in Persian, Tajiki, and/or Uzbek language or area studies or equivalent;
* Advanced Persian, Tajiki, and/or Uzbek skills -- written and oral;
* Knowledge of Russian is preferred;
* Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Central Asia;
* Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
* Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling;
* Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability; and
* Experience teaching or developing curricula for Persian, Tajiki, and/or Uzbek.

More Information:
Please visit our employment section at http://www.americancouncils.org and read more about Flagship at http://flagship.americancouncils.org

To Apply:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American
Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.
Fax: 202-872-9178 or 202-833-7523; www.americancouncils.org
email: resumes@americancouncils.org

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CFP: Conflict and Transformation in South Caucasus, 05/22-24/2009, Batumi

Deadline: March 20, 2009

Conflict and Transformation in South Caucasus, Batumi, May 22-24

Call for Papers

Centre for the Study of Caucasus and Black Sea Region (CBSR) at the University of Georgia First International Conference

22-24 May 2009, Batumi, Georgia

The Conference is organized by the Centre for the Study of Caucasus and Black Sea Region, University of Georgia and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports of Autonomous Republic of Adjara hosted by the Shota Rustaveli State University.

The Centre for the Study of Caucasus and Black Sea Region (CBSR) is pleased to invite paper abstracts for First International Conference, March 22-24, 2009. Papers relating to humanities and social science scholarship on conflicts in South Caucasus are welcome. The event will be held at the Shota Rustaveli State University in Batumi, Georgia hosted by Institute of Kartvelology. The general topic of the conference is State Rhetoric, Search for Identity and Citizenship in the South Caucasus. This year, due to the generated conflict between Georgia and Russia centered over South Ossetia, we especially encourage proposals that touch on conflicts in Georgia.

Deadline for submission of conference abstracts: 20 March 2009.

Please include the following information with conference submission:
* Name of presenter
* Academic position and institutional affiliation
* Title of the paper
* Abstract of no more than 300 words which will be published in the
* conference program
* Audio-visual equipment needs
* Contact information (please include e-mail address and telephone number)

Submissions sent by March 20, 2009, will receive a response by March 30, 2009.

The conference will host approximately 60 participants and the program includes welcome reception, conference opening, and a conference dinner.

The University of Georgia Press will publish papers presented at the conference afterwards. A complete paper of 7-10 pages (1.5-spaced) for a presentation of no more than 15 minutes should be submitted by June 20, 2009.

CBSR funds some of the costs of conference participation but does not waive the conference registration fee. If the scientific committee of the conference accepts the abstract then CBSR may cover travel and living expenses for the participant.

Registration Fee is 50 Euro.

Conference participants can submit the registration fee at the same time as they arrive on welcome reception or transfer money on the CBSR bank account. Payment is accepted by cash or credit card (All payments are in Euro).

For further information, please, contact conference organizers by e-mail at: cbsrconference@gmail.com

Tamta Khalvashi
Executive Director of CBSR
PhD Candidate
The University of Georgia
Centre for the Study of Caucasus and Black Sea Region
University of Georgia
77a, Kostava Street,
Tbilisi, 0175, Georgia
www.cbsr.ge

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CFP JOURNAL: Civil Society in Armenia, Armenian Review

Deadline: Apr. 15, 2009

JOURNAL/CFP- Civil Society in Armenia, Armenian Review; Deadline: Apr. 15, 2009

Call for Papers

The past decade witnessed a rise in scholarship on the development of civil society in the post-Soviet space, in general, and in Armenia, specifically. Civil society in Armenia has become active in the past several years due to both internal and external factors. In addition to NGOs, today social movements, networks of activists, grassroots associations, and other groups are becoming involved in public debates and policy advocacy. Although in the early years of independence most NGOs were involved in providing humanitarian assistance, today the majority of NGOs in Armenia are engaged in development and advocacy projects as they strive to address the problems facing society as well as the structural, political and socio-economic causes of those problems. The mass demonstrations following the 2008 presidential election indicate a growing number of civil society groups in Armenia are advocating for good governance and greater respect for human rights.

We seek papers that explore the increasing role and relevance of civil society actors in Armenia and Armenian life. The Armenian Review invites scholars and activists to submit papers addressing the many aspects of civil society including:
1. The role of civil society in socioeconomic and/or political developments in Armenia
2. The relevance of the Diaspora organizations, political parties or individuals in the development of civil society in Armenia
3. Civil society in cyberspace: What are the roles of blogs and online networking websites in creating an active civil society in Armenia?
4. The role of civil society in conflict resolution (in the case of Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkish-Armenian relations or internal political conflict in Armenia)
5. Comparative studies of civil society development in the former Soviet Union highlighting their role in peaceful regime change (better known as "colourful revolutions")
6. Civil society and youth mobilization
7. Gender and civil society
8. Regional civic, grassroots networks

Interested authors should submit their manuscripts to the editor at
editor@armenianreview.org by April 15, 2009. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers and the authors will be informed of any decision by May 15, 2009. The final submission date of the revised articles will be June 30, 2009. Please visit the
"submission guidelines" page on www.armenianreview.org for details on submission, format and style.

The Armenian Review is an English language, multidisciplinary, peer reviewed journal published since 1948 and dedicated to exploring issues related to Armenia and Armenians. Articles dealing with countries and themes other than Armenia and Armenians are welcome if
they have a comparative approach or elucidate the Armenian experience.

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CFP: Endangered Languages and History, 09/24-26/2009, Tajikistan

Deadline: March 1, 2009

CONF./CFP- 13th Found. for Endangered Languages Conf.: Khorog, 24-26 Sept. 2009

Foundation for Endangered Languages in association with the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan and The Institute of Humanities, Khorog

Conference: Endangered Languages and History

Place: Institute of Humanities, Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, in Khorog

Dates: 24-26 September 2009

Call for Abstracts: FEL XIII

Endangered languages are often the remnants of old nations and civilizations. Many of these languages have been widely used in vast territories for centuries before giving way to more powerful and influential languages over a period of time for various social, economic, literary, political, and natural reasons. It is often precisely in the endangered languages of minorities and indigenous peoples that scholars seek answers to the historical developments of nations, their values and ethics, agricultural activities, habitat, way of life, migration patterns, arts and crafts, religious traditions, archaeological findings, etc. Endangered languages can serve to legitimise the sovereignty of the dominant nations, or to reaffirm their identity and authority over the territory, often at the expense of other languages. In the process, the endangered languages themselves may be strengthened or weakened as the past of the nation becomes a bone of contention. History also has value in the life of a community and can foster and promote a sense of identity among its members, thus perhaps playing a crucial role in the preservation or revitalisation of the endangered languages.

The conference will discuss the complex interaction of Endangered Languages and History and how the study of history can encourage the preservation and promote the revitalisation of endangered languages.

The following are some of the aspects of this interface which could be discussed at the conference, certainly not an exclusive list:
- The role of endangered languages in the writing of history. Endangered languages as a medium for history writing, a source of historical data, and a basis for the buttressing of the historiography of a nation, region, empire, etc.
- Methods and tools used to relate history to endangered languages, including the effects of imperialism and nationalism on their perceived status. The impact of conquest, political annexation, economic ascendency or cultural dominance on languages and their resulting endangerment; conversely, the contributions of endangered languages to the evolution of the language of empire.
- Use of endangered languages in the study of literary sources and archaeological findings. Oral history, myth and oral literature as instruments of decipherment of sources.
- The use of endangered languages in strengthening historic community identities, at any level from family to nation. Endangered languages as a symbol of homogeneity, an instrument of unity and a vehicle of identity.
- What history tells us about the causes and trends of language attrition, including the role of language contact as a result of trade, war, conquest and missionary religion.
- How historical studies can contribute to the revitalisation of endangered languages.
- A historical perspective on the developing study of language endangerment and endangered languages. Historiography and epistemology of language endangerment.

The languages of the conference: English, Russian and Tajik. Abstract and papers will be accepted in any of these languages.

Abstract Submission
An abstract of no more than 500 words should be submitted before 1st of March, 2009. After this deadline, abstracts will not be accepted.
It is possible to submit an abstract in English for a Russian or Tajik paper.
In addition to the abstract, on a separate page, please include the following information:
NAME : Names of the author(s)
TITLE: Title of the paper
INSTITUTION: Institutional affiliation, if any
E-MAIL: E-mail address of the first author, if any
ADDRESS: Postal address of the first author
TEL: Telephone number of the first author, if any
FAX: Fax number of the first author, if any

For submission of abstracts three methods are possible, as below.
1. EasyChair (English abstracts only):
Authors will have to take the following steps:
- go to http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=felxiii2009
- if you already have an EasyChair account you can just enter your user name and password and log in.
- if you don't have an account click on the link 'then click here' and follow the instructions and then log in.
- click on 'new submission' and follow the instructions.
You will be taking the "Abstract Only" option, which requires Latin-1 characters. Consequently, submission in Russian or Tajik is not possible via EasyChair.
We shall publish more guidelines for the submission process on http://www.ogmios.org
2. E-Mail:
In case you are not able to submit your abstract via EasyChair, please send it (with details) via e-mail to hakimelnazar@yahoo.com and nostler@chibcha.demon.co.uk with the subject of the e-mail stating: "FEL Abstract: : ".<br /> If the abstract is in Russian or Tajik it should also be copied to yshp@mail.ru.<br /> 3. Post:<br /> Finally, in case you are not able to submit your abstract via EasyChair or e-mail, please send your abstract and details on paper to the following address (to arrive by 1 March, 2009):<br /> FEL XIII Conference Administration<br /> Foundation for Endangered Languages<br /> 172 Bailbrook Lane<br /> Bath BA1 7AA<br /> United Kingdom</p> <p>The name of the first author will be used in all correspondence. Writers will be informed once their abstracts have been accepted and they will be required to submit their full papers for publication in the proceedings before June 15, 2009 together with their registration fee(amount still to be determined). Each presentation at the Conference will last twenty minutes, with a further ten minutes for discussion and questions and answers. Keynote lectures (by invitation only) will last forty-five minutes each.</p> <p>Important Dates<br /> * Abstract arrival deadline: <strong>March 1, 2009</strong><br /> * Notification of acceptance of paper: March 30, 2009<br /> * In case of acceptance, the full paper is due by June 15, 2009.<br /> (Further details on the format of text will be specified to the authors)<br /> * Conference dates: September 24-26, 2009</p> <p>A day's excursion is planned for September 27, and transit to or from the conference site (via Dushanbe in Tajikistan) will take two days from most parts of the world. Transit within Takijistan will be provided.</p> <p>The Institute of Humanities in Khorog is an affiliate of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan. The institute is engaged in the study of culture, history, languages, folklore and literary tradition of the people of Badakhshan region of Tajikistan. The institute holds an extensive archive of oral traditions of the Pamir and adjacent areas. Khorog is capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan.</p> <p>The Foundation for Endangered Languages is a non-profit membership organization, registered as Charity 1070616 in England and Wales, founded in 1996. Its objective is to support, enable and assist documentation, protection and promotion of endangered languages all over the world. The Foundation awards small grants for projects. It also publishes a newsletter, OGMIOS: Newsletter of Foundation for Endangered Languages. FEL has hosted an annual conference since 1996, most recently in Barcelona, Spain (2004), Stellenbosch, South Africa (2005), Mysore, India (2006), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (2007) and Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, Netherlands (2008). The FEL conferences bring together experts, scholars and enthusiasts from all over the world to discuss issues pertinent to the endangerment of languages. The Proceedings of FEL conferences are available as published volumes. For further information visit:<br /> <a href="http://www.ogmios.org">www.ogmios.org</a> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/cfps/index.html#a049060">09:33 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_endangered.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049059">CfP JOURNAL: Kazakhstan in Global Processes, Volume 4 (18), 2008</h3> <p>Deadline: <strong>March 15, 2009</strong></p> <p>JOURNAL/CFP.- Kazakhstan in Global Processes, Volume 4 (18), 2008</p> <p>The Institute for World Economy and Politics (IWEP) at the Foundation <br /> of First President of Kazakhstan informs about publication of the <br /> volume 4 (18) of its "Kazakhstan v globalnykh protsessakh" (Kazakhstan in Global Processes) journal. It is currently available at <br /> <a href="http://www.iwep.kz/index.php?">http://www.iwep.kz/index.php?</a>option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=12&Itemid=53</p> <p>The journal is in Russian but English abstracts of about 300 words are available at the same link mentioned above.</p> <p>The journal covers up-to-date topics in global economy, international <br /> relations and politics in foreign countries with the aim of defining <br /> worldwide and regional trends having their impact on Kazakhstan and <br /> Central Asia. The previous volumes are available online on <br /> www.iwep.kz. Currently the journal has its version in Russian only.</p> <p>We now collect articles for the volume 1 (2009). The texts for <br /> consideration can be on variety of topics mentioned above.</p> <p>The length of articles should not exceed 5 000 words. The texts should be in Russian. But in exceptional cases texts in English (maximum of 3000 words) can be translated by editors. An article should be accompanied by an English abstract of about 300 words. Deadline for contributions to volume 1 (2009) is <strong>March 15</strong>.</p> <p>For more information please contact office(at)<a href="http://iwep.kz ">iwep.kz </a>or <br /> askar.abdrakhmanov@gmail.com. The journal's executive editor is Askar Abdrakhmanov. <br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/cfps/journal_submissions/index.html#a049059">09:30 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_journal_kaz.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049058">JOB- Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Baku</h3> <p>JOB- Teaching Positions in at Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Baku</p> <p>The Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy seeks talented candidates for <br /> teaching positions. Successful applicants should have earned PhD or <br /> have advanced PhD candidate status in political science, economics or <br /> international law, be fluent in English, and a show demonstrated <br /> capacity for teaching and research.</p> <p>To apply, please send your resume with a list of publications and a <br /> cover letter with the names of two references to faculty@ada.edu.az</p> <p>International faculty interested in teaching opportunities at ADA can <br /> also send a resume and cover letter to faculty@ada.edu.az</p> <p><a href="http://www.ada.edu.az/facultyresearch/vacancies/ ">http://www.ada.edu.az/facultyresearch/vacancies/ </a></p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/job_postings/index.html#a049058">09:28 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/job-_azerbaijan.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049057">CfP: Gender, Ethnicity and the Nation-State: Anatolia and Its Neighboring Regions. 05/21-24/2009, Istanbul</h3> <p>Call for Papers for Hrant Dink Memorial Workshop 2009</p> <p>Gender, Ethnicity and the Nation-State: Anatolia and Its Neighboring Regions</p> <p>May 21-24, 2009</p> <p>Sabanci University - Istanbul</p> <p>We are pleased to announce our second workshop in memory of Hrant Dink. The theme of this year's workshop is "Gender, Ethnicity and the Nation-State: Anatolia and Its Neighboring Regions," focusing on the moments of transformation in gender relations and ethnic identity during both the construction of nation-states and their various transformation(s) throughout the 20th century.</p> <p>Gender and ethnicity have been key categories of differentiation and conflict in nationalisms and nation-states, interacting with each other in multiple ways. Although nationalisms and nation-states typically claim equality as their basic organizing principle, the past century is marked by tensions in definitions and practices of gender and ethnicity. These tensions have taken violent forms during times of war and ethnic conflict, and have undergone transformations in response to processes of state-building, breakdown of states, socialism and postsocialism,forced or voluntary migrations within and across nation-states, democratization, and the proliferation of social movements including feminist, LGBTT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Transgender), and religious movements. Towards the end of the 20th century, globalization has triggered the crisis of the nation-state and its discourses, and the increasing prominence of supranational and subnational political processes have generated new conceptualizations of gender and ethnicity.</p> <p>The goal of this year's workshop is to shed light on and problematize the multiple ways in which constructions and transformations of gender and ethnicity in and beyond nation-states have shaped Anatolia and its neighboring regions in the 20th century. Papers that examine contemporary transformations along the lines of gender and ethnicity are particularly welcome. Yet we are also interested in rethinking the transformation from empire to nation-state earlier in the century.</p> <p><br /> The turn of the 20th century was marked by radical changes in men's and women's lives in the Ottoman Empire. Established understandings of masculinity and femininity were challenged and redefined at the same time as ethnicity gained ground as an organizing political principle. The histories of this period have been dominated by Orientalist and nationalist scholarship. To this day, for instance, "Ottoman history" is often assumed to refer to "Turkish-Muslim" history and, in Turkey, statements that depict "the first novel", "the first woman novelist", "the first time women gained access to education", and so on, disregard the non-Muslim subjects of the Ottoman Empire and their public participation. Public and scholarly debates over how to account for the violent transformations of the 1910s and 1920s continue to be polarized. In recent years, a growing body of literature has challenged both the Orientalist and nationalist frameworks of earlier historiographies. Yet, there are surprisingly few studies that are able to move beyond methodological nationalism: histories of Armenian women, Turkish women, Kurdish women, Arab women, Greek women, and so on, exist as parallel, non-intersecting histories. There are even fewer studies that analyze masculinities, sexualities, and gender relations at large. </p> <p>Drawing on Hrant Dink's legacy of exploring our "shared" histories, as well as our shared present and future, our aim in this workshop is to go beyond such methodological nationalism. We seek to encourage, instead, a debate on the contexts of differentiation (and unification) along gender and ethnic lines. We welcome all papers that explore the ways in which definitions and practices of gender and ethnicity have together shaped and have been shaped in turn by political and economic transformations in Anatolia and its neighboring regions from the early 20th into the 21st century.</p> <p>Application deadline is <strong>March 1, 2009</strong>.</p> <p>To send an abstract, please download the application form on our website:<br /> <a href="http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/hrantdink-workshop/conferences/2009-conference/">http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/hrantdink-workshop/conferences/2009-conference/</a></p> <p>Organizing Committee<br /> Akşin Somel<br /> Ayşe Kadıoğlu<br /> Ayşe Gül Altınay<br /> Fikret Adanır<br /> Hülya Adak<br /> Işık Özel<br /> Lanfranco Aceti<br /> Leyla Keough<br /> Nedim Nomer</p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/cfps/index.html#a049057">09:17 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_gender_ethn.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049056">SUMMER Institute: Developing a Research Base for the Heritage Field, 06/22-26/2009, IL </h3> <p>The National Heritage Language Resource Center is accepting applications for the Third Heritage Language Summer Institute: </p> <p>Institute Dates: June 22-26, 2009 Location: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign <br /> Directed by: Professor Maria Polinsky (Harvard)</p> <p>Application Deadline: <strong>March 15, 2009</strong></p> <p>The National Heritage Language Resource Center invites applications to participate in the 3rd Summer Heritage Language Research Institute.</p> <p>This year's institute will focus on the implications of research for classroom instruction. Each participant will design a small classroom research project during the course of the institute and carry it out during the fall 2009 term. </p> <p>Applications are invited from faculty in languages, linguistics, and education. Graduate students are encouraged to apply, and some financial assistance may be available for them. </p> <p>To file an application, go to: <a href="http://library.international.ucla.edu/apply/">http://library.international.ucla.edu/apply/</a>Decisions will be announced in early April. <br /> <br /> Materials from earlier NHLRC research institutes can be found at <a href="http://www.international.ucla.edu/languages/nhlrc/projects/article.asp?parentid=68141">http://www.international.ucla.edu/languages/nhlrc/projects/article.asp?parentid=68141</a></p> <p>Susan Bauckus<br /> UCLA Center for World Languages<br /> www.international.ucla.edu<br /> Heritage Language Journal<br /> www.heritagelanguages.org<br /> Language Materials Project<br /> <a href="http://www.lmp.ucla.edu">www.lmp.ucla.edu</a><br /> LA Language World<br /> <a href="http://www.lalamag.ucla.edu ">www.lalamag.ucla.edu </a></p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/courses/index.html#a049056">09:13 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/summer_institut.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049055">Post-Doc:</h3> <p>Deadline: <strong>March 1, 2009</strong></p> <p><br /> The Harriman Institute at Columbia University announces two post-doctoral fellowships for a new project investigating Modes of Communication in Contemporary Russia: press, entertainment media, the internet (blogs, chatrooms, forums, social networking pages, etc.). </p> <p>The project addresses questions of the mode of communication (mode and genre, networks of audience and participation) and the interaction of the mode of communication with the power (subordination to or autonomy from centralization of power).</p> <p>The fellowships are open to applicants from all disciplines. Natural candidates for these fellowships are Ph.D.s with training in sociology, cultural studies, political science, anthropology or linguistics. The project will focus on Russia but specialists in other countries of the Soviet sphere will be considered.</p> <p>The term of the fellowships is one year from September 2009 through May 2010. Ph.D. required. Eligibility is restricted to those applicants who have received the Ph.D. within the three years prior to the fellowship period for which they are applying. Candidates cannot hold a faculty position and must have successfully defended and deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the fellowship.</p> <p>For more information on the project, pleased contact the Project Director, Alan Timberlake at at2205@columbia.edu.</p> <p>HOW TO APPLY</p> <p>Candidates should send the following materials to the Fellowship Committee, c/o Barbara Singleton, at the address below, by March 1st (fellowships begin the following September): </p> <p>1. A research plan outlining how the scholar's time will be spent at the Institute <br /> 2. A curriculum vitae<br /> 3. A substantial portion of the applicant's dissertation (one or two chapters, or an abstract of the dissertation)<br /> In addition, the applicant should have three letters of recommendation sent to the Fellowship Committee of the Harriman Institute. </p> <p>Barbara Singleton, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York, New York 10027<br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/fellowships/postdoctoral/index.html#a049055">09:10 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/post-doc.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049054">Conference: Polish Music Since 1945, 04/30-05/02/2009, London</h3> <p>Polish Music Since 1945<br /> Canterbury Christ Church University<br /> 30 April - 2 May 2009</p> <p>Conference organised in association with the Sounds News Music Festival and the Institute of Musical Research</p> <p>The provisional programme and booking form are now available on the<br /> conference website <a href="http://www.cccupolishmusicconference.org.uk">www.cccupolishmusicconference.org.uk</a><br /> Valerie James<br /> Administrator<br /> Institute of Musical Research<br /> School of Advanced Study<br /> University of London<br /> Senate House<br /> Malet Street<br /> London WC1E 7HU<br /> www.music.sas.ac.uk<br /> Tel: 020 7664 4865 </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/conferences/index.html#a049054">09:07 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/conference_poli.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h2>February 12, 2009</h2> <h3 id="a049044">CfP: Religion and Migration Consultation, </h3> <p>deadline: <strong>March 2, 2009</strong></p> <p>We are gearing up for AAR's Religion and Migration Consultation's<br /> third year of sessions. In addition to our one alloted session, we<br /> are also hoping to co-sponsor a session with the Space, Place, and<br /> Religious Meaning Consultation for a second session. Please forward<br /> this call to colleagues who may be interested.</p> <p>2009 CFP Religion and Migration Consultation:<br /> We seek submissions that explore gender in the process of migration,<br /> that examine the role of religion for the second generation, and that<br /> focus in particular on gendered and/or generational dynamics of power<br /> within religious contexts. In addition to ethnographic case studies,<br /> we welcome submissions that contribute toward theorizing religion and<br /> migration using a social scientific approach, and that develop<br /> theologies of migration. We also seek submissions on migration and the<br /> construction of religious landscapes - from the ways that migrant<br /> religious performances alter public space to the reconfiguration of<br /> sacred sites or places of worship. Finally, as part of the 2009 focus<br /> on Québec, we welcome submissions on historic and contemporary<br /> migrations to and from the region.</p> <p>For further information or to submit your proposal on OP3 follow this<br /> link:<br /> <a href="http://www.aarweb.org/Meetings/Annual_Meeting/Current_Meeting/Call_for_Papers/list-call.asp?PUNum=AARPU171">http://www.aarweb.org/Meetings/Annual_Meeting/Current_Meeting/Call_for_Papers/list-call.asp?PUNum=AARPU171</a></p> <p>Please note the deadline is Monday, March 2.</p> <p>Also, you may notice that our list is on a new server. Tom Pearson,<br /> one of the members of our steering committee and an Associate Director<br /> of the Wabash Center, offered to host our list at Wabash. If you know<br /> anybody who would like to join our list please email me at<br /> jbsaund1@yahoo.com. If you would like to post on the list you should<br /> be able to send your post directly to religionandmigration@wabash.edu.</p> <p>Best,</p> <p>Jennifer B. Saunders, Co-Chair, Religion and Migration Consultation<br /> Marie Marquardt, Co-Chair, Religion and Migration Consultation</p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/#a049044">03:40 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_religion_an_1.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049043">Job: International Relations, Central European University, Budapest</h3> <p>deadline <strong>March 1, 2009</strong><br /> Department of International Relations and European Studies Central<br /> European University</p> <p>Assistant/Associate Professor</p> <p>Application deadline: <strong>March 1</strong><br /> The Department of International Relations and European Studies (IRES)<br /> at Central European University (CEU), Budapest, invites applications<br /> for a full-time position at the rank of either Assistant- or Associate<br /> Professor. The successful candidate should have a general background<br /> in International Relations, with a specific concentration on political<br /> violence, including transnational terrorism. In addition to this<br /> primary requirement, as a secondary contribution regional expertise on<br /> the Middle East or North Africa and/or an ability to teach qualitative<br /> methods is an advantage.</p> <p>The successful candidate should have a PhD in International Relations<br /> (Political Science) by August 2009, and a demonstrated potential for<br /> high-level research and publication. Teaching responsibilities are<br /> three courses per year, plus supervision of MA and PhD theses. The<br /> initial contract is for four years, with the possibility of long-term<br /> renewal. CEU encourages applications from women and minorities and<br /> does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, or<br /> sexual orientation.</p> <p>CEU is a graduate, research-intensive university accredited in both<br /> the US and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. For more<br /> information about the university and the department, please visit the<br /> CEU website (www.ceu.hu), or contact the head of the IRES Department,<br /> Paul Roe (roepaul@ceu.hu).</p> <p>Direct applications to the Rector of CEU, c/o Human Resources Office,<br /> Central European University, H-1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9., Hungary<br /> (Fax: + 36 1 235-6135, e-mail: applications@ceu.hu</p> <p>Please include a CV, a relevant example of research undertaken, and<br /> arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same,<br /> above address.</p> <p>The application deadline is <strong>March 1, 2009</strong>, although late applications may also be considered.<br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/job_postings/index.html#a049043">03:38 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/job_internation_3.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049042"> Job: Program Manager position in Washington, DC</h3> <p>American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS has the following vacancy in Washington, DC.</p> <p>Program Manager<br /> Open World Program<br /> Position Description</p> <p>SUMMARY:<br /> The Open World Program is funded by the Open World Center at the Library of Congress. The program, through travel of delegations to the U.S., aims to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. The goal of the Open World program is to enhance understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by developing a network of leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to America's democratic, accountable government and its free-market system.</p> <p>The Program Manager supervises program staff in the Washington, DC office and coordinates activities closely with program staff in the Moscow office, travel agency staff, and database management staff. The Program Manager also is responsible for regular communication and reporting to the Open World Center staff and working in cooperation with American Councils senior management and partner organizations. The position reports to a Washington, DC-based Vice President.</p> <p>PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:<br /> * Oversees day-to-day program activity in the DC office, makes program staffing decisions, and supervises seven program staff;<br /> * Maintains relations with the Open World Center, partner organizations, and U.S. hosts;<br /> * Works jointly with the Moscow-based program manager to develop and implement a strategy for participant recruitment, selection, and implementation of the program;<br /> * Articulates program goals and policy to participants, partners, hosts, the public policy community and contractors;<br /> * Ensures coordination with partner organizations on development of itineraries and placements for participants;<br /> * Participates in development and implementation of pre-departure orientations, U.S.-based arrival orientations, and other professional programming for participants;<br /> * Coordinates and oversees financial management, including developing the budget; authorizing and monitoring expenditure of contract funds; and identifying opportunities for cost savings;<br /> * Monitoring compliance with the contract issued for the program by the Library of Congress;<br /> * Oversees compliance through SEVIS;<br /> * Develops written materials, including annual reports and weekly program reports;<br /> * Coordinates travel and visa support for participants;<br /> * Oversees maintenance of interpreter recruitment and database;<br /> * Develops and implements policies and procedures covering a variety of situations, including emergencies.</p> <p>QUALIFICATIONS:<br /> * Advanced degree preferred;<br /> * Familiarity with the Russian political scene and Eurasia;<br /> * Excellent writing skills;<br /> * 5 years work experience managing international programs;<br /> * Proficiency in spoken and written Russian;<br /> * Experience working with leaders from Russia's political and economic spheres;<br /> * Experience in preparing budgets and tracking and projecting expenses;<br /> * Experience living in Russia or other countries of the former Soviet Union;<br /> * Effective communication and representational skills; and <br /> * Demonstrated effective organizational and planning skills.</p> <p>TO APPLY:<br /> Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.<br /> Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: resumes@americancouncils.org .<br /> Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.</p> <p>American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the support of international research, the design of innovative programs, and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East. </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/job_postings/index.html#a049042">03:34 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/_job_program_ma.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049041">Summer Study: Critical Languages Institute, AZ</h3> <p>Arizona State University offers eight-week, eight-credit intensive summer language courses in Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Tajik-Persian, Tatar and Uzbek through its Critical Languages Institute.</p> <p>The CLI runs June 8 - July 31, 2009 on ASU’s main campus in Tempe.</p> <p>All courses are tuition–free. The only cost is a $500 non-refundable processing fee.</p> <p>ASU also offers language intensive three-week, two-credit study abroad programs for Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Tajik-Persian, Tatar and Uzbek.</p> <p>The study abroad programs run August 3-21, 2009.</p> <p>The study abroad programs are designed as an extension of the CLI courses, but are also open to qualified non-CLI students.</p> <p>For more information and to apply to the CLI, please visit our website <a href="http://asu.edu/cli">http://asu.edu/cli</a> or contact us at cli@asu.edu. </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/#a049041">03:17 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/summer_study_cr.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a049040">CFP: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference , 10/15-17/2009, Prague</h3> <p>Deadline of <strong>March 31, 2009</strong><br /> THE 2009 SLAVIC COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS CONFERENCE<br /> (SCLC-2009)<br /> October 15-17, 2009</p> <p>The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) announces the call<br /> for papers for the 2009 Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference<br /> (SCLC-2009), October 15-17, 2009. We are very pleased to hold<br /> SCLC-2009 in conjunction with the Department of Czech Language and<br /> Theory of Communication of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in<br /> Prague, Czech Republic. Full information about the conference may be<br /> found at the official conference website (<a href="http://ucjtk.ff.cuni.cz/sclc/sclc_eng.htm">http://ucjtk.ff.cuni.cz/sclc/sclc_eng.htm</a>).</p> <p>Papers concerning all aspects of Slavic languages (phonetics,<br /> phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistic and broadly<br /> cultural aspects) from the perspective of cognitive linguistics are<br /> welcome. Abstracts may be submitted up until the deadline of March 31,<br /> 2009 to Steven Clancy <sclancy@uchicago.edu>. Abstracts should be<br /> approximately 500 words, but strict word limits are not required.<br /> Notification of acceptance will be provided by May 31, 2009. </p> <p>Team of organizers in Prague:<br /> Mgr. Jan Chromý (chief coordinator)<br /> doc. PhDr. Ivana Bozděchová, CSc.<br /> Veronika Čurdová<br /> PhDr. Jasňa Pacovská, CSc.<br /> PhDr. Lucie Saicová Římalová, Ph.D.<br /> PhDr. Lucie Šůchová<br /> doc. PhDr. Irena Vaňková, CSc.</p> <p>Pre-Conference Workshop in Corpus and Experimental Methods<br /> at SCLC-2009 in Prague<br /> October 15, 2009</p> <p><br /> We also plan to organize a one-day pre-conference workshop on corpus<br /> linguistics, experimental methods and statistical analysis. This will<br /> take place on October 15, 2009 before the start of the main SCLC-2009<br /> conference. More details forthcoming at the SCLA website <a href="http://languages.uchicago.edu/scla/">http://languages.uchicago.edu/scla/</a> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/cfps/index.html#a049040">02:57 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_slavic_cogn.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h2>February 10, 2009</h2> <h3 id="a048984">Summer study abroad: Healthcare, Slovakia</h3> <p>Deadlines Summer <strong> 2/15/09 </strong></p> <p></p> <p>Dr. Judith Sadler, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC CHHS-Bronson School of Nursing 5345, 269-387-8170 e-mail: judith.sadler@wmich.edu</p> <p>Language English</p> <p>Subjects International Comparative Healthcare</p> <p>Program Dates 5/09/09 - 5/19/09</p> <p>Application This program is designed for the students in the health professions schools/departments in the College of Health & Human Services (PA, OT, SW, Substance Abuse, Blindness & Low Vision, Nursing).</p> <p> </p> <p>Majority of the program will take place in Bratislava, capital of Zapadni Slovensko kraj (region) and capital of Slovakia. It lies in the extreme southwestern part of the country, along the Danube where that river has cut a gorge in the Little Carpathian Mountains near the meeting point of the frontiers of Slovakia, Austria, and Hungary. The rich mix of cultures and nations not only left its mark in the language spoken here, but also in the customs, cuisine and lifestyle. Just like the Viennese, the people of Bratislava also enjoy promenading through the streets of the city centre, taking time out for a coffee in any of the many cafes. This part of the city is referred to as the Korzo and combines elegance with charm. Visitors say that the city has a relaxed Mediterranean type atmosphere. Bratislava is a seaside city without the sea.</p> <p> </p> <p>Comenius University Bratislava , School of Nursing and University Hospital as well as health facilities in Martin (Hospital, nursing home, mental health) be attended . Field trips are planned to many cultural and historical locations in and around Bratislava such as Bratislava Castle and Museum; St. Martin's Cathedral - site of coronations of 11 Austria-Hungarian Kings; Modra (Village in Small Carpathians wine making area) and observation tour of country life in Martin.</p> <p> </p> <p>Academic credit available through Western Michigan University.</p> <p> </p> <p>Information can be found on the wmich.edu website under the International Studies tab and "study abroad" or the direct link is: </p> <p><a href="http://international.wmich.edu/content/view/754/356*619">http://international.wmich.edu/content/view/754/356*619</a></p> <p> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/internshipsstudy_abroad/index.html#a048984">09:28 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/summer_study_ab_2.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048982">Grants: Conference Group for Central European History</h3> <p>6,000 travel/research grants for ABDs and Postdocs working on Central European History</p> <p>Deadline: <strong>2009-03-15</strong></p> <p>The Conference Group for Central European History (CGCEH) invites applications from North American doctoral candidates (ABD) and recent PhDs in Central European history for travel and research grants. CGCEH will award up to five grants at $6,000 each. Funds are intended to support dissertation research and follow]up, and may be used on travel between 1 May and 31 December 2009. Applicants should be affiliated, or recently affiliated, with an accredited North American institution of higher education and a member of the Conference Group of Central European History at or near the time of application. Membership in CGCEH is automatic with an individual subscription to the journal Central European History ($25 annually for graduate students and $40 for others). Details about membership are at <a href="http://cssaame.com/cgceh/inner/membership.htm">http://cssaame.com/cgceh/inner/membership.htm</a></p> <p>Contact: Prof. Scott Spector<br /> History Department<br /> 3204 MLB<br /> University of Michigan<br /> Ann Arbor, MI 48109<br /> Email: spec@umich.edu<mailto:spec@umich.edu</p> <p>Visit the website at <a href="http://cssaame.com/cgceh/">http://cssaame.com/cgceh/</a></p> <p>Announcement ID: 166662<br /> <a href="http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=166662">http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=166662</a> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/#a048982">09:12 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/grants_conferen.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048981">CfP: The Birch</h3> <p>CfP: The Birch - Spring 2009</p> <p>The Birch, the nation's first and only undergraduate journal of Eastern European and Eurasian culture and affairs, now in it's 5th year of publication, is looking for submissions for its Spring 2009 issues.<br /> All undergraduates are welcome to submit any of the following:<br /> - Original literary works<br /> - Literary criticism<br /> - Cultural and political essays<br /> - Original photography.</p> <p>Please help to make this a great issue by encouraging all undergraduates to submit pieces. The deadline for submission is <strong>March 7, 2009</strong>. Submissions should be emailed to:<br /> Editor in Chief, Sierra Perez-Sparks, at thebirchjournal@gmail.com <mailto: thebirchjournal@gmail.com >.</p> <p>Our Fall 2008 issue will soon be joining all archived issues online at:<br /> <a href="http://www.thebirchonline.org">http://www.thebirchonline.org</a>. Please visit our website and peruse some of the interviews, essays and photographs we have featured in the past.<br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/cfps/index.html#a048981">08:51 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_the_birch.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h2>February 06, 2009</h2> <h3 id="a048910">FELLOWSHIPS- AFP 2009 International Scholars, Open Society Institute</h3> <p>Deadline: <strong>April 7, 2009</strong></p> <p>Fellowships:<br /> 2009 International Scholars<br /> Academic Fellowship Program<br /> Open Society Institute</p> <p>The Academic Fellowship Program (AFP) announces the 2009-10 competition for the International Scholars Fellowship. The program invites highly qualified scholars in the social sciences and humanities to consult at carefully selected university departments in the AFP region: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.</p> <p>Fellowships include a modest stipend, transportation, accommodation, and various other allowances, begin in August or September 2009, last one academic year, and are renewable. Those selected for the fellowship, or "International Scholars," offer advice on the overall reform agenda of AFP partner departments and share with departmental colleagues the latest developments in their discipline, collaborate on the introduction of new courses, and encourage the development of skills critical to academic work.</p> <p><br /> </p> <p>Eligibility</p> <p> - A PhD (or highest degree awarded) in: anthropology, area/cultural studies, economics, gender studies, history, human rights & public law, international relations, journalism/media studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy/public health, social work and sociology. Applicants must be senior or well-established academics currently employed by an institution of higher education. </p> <p>Recent degree recipients will NOT be considered.</p> <p> - Extensive experience in research and scholarly teaching. The successful candidate will show proficiency in innovative teaching methodologies specific for the discipline, and a strong commitment to high-quality teaching.</p> <p> - Willingness to participate in the peer review of teaching materials and scholarly interaction available through the Webfolio Project (<a href="http://www.afpwebfolio.org">www.afpwebfolio.org</a>).</p> <p> - Ability to evaluate departmental needs and determine how the department could most benefit from their expertise. Before final placement, AFP and the partner department work with the International Scholar to design a work plan that is both rewarding and feasible for the fellow and of greatest help to the department.</p> <p><br /> Application deadline: <strong>April 7, 2009</strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Apply online at <a href="https://oas.soros.org/oas/">https://oas.soros.org/oas/</a></p> <p> </p> <p>For information and application guidelines, please see the AFP web </p> <p>site: <a href="http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/afp">http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/afp</a></p> <p><br /> Open Society Institute<br /> Academic Fellowship Program<br /> Higher Education Support Program<br /> October 6 utca 12, H-1051<br /> E-mail: afp@osi.hu<br /> Telephone: (36-1) 235 6160;<br /> Fax: (36-1) 411 4401<br /> Budapest, Hungary<br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/fellowships/index.html#a048910">11:54 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/fellowships-_af.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048909">CfP: Macedonian/North American Conference, 11/05-08/2009, Utah</h3> <p>Deadline <strong>March 31, 2009</strong></p> <p>7th Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies <br /> University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah <br /> November 5-8,2009</p> <p>This conference brings together scholars in the humanities and social sciences from the United States, Canada and the Republic of Macedonia to report on and discuss their research on Macedonian topics. A full abstract of one page of text plus at most one extra page for data and references will be due for competitive review by March 31, 2009. Results of the abstract review will be announced by April 30, 2009.</p> <p>Please send abstracts to Jane Hacking at: j.hacking@utah.edu<br /> Electronic submissions are preferred, but if necessary, a hard copy may be<br /> sent to:<br /> Jane Hacking<br /> Department of Languages & Literature, LNCO 1400<br /> 255 S Central Campus Drive<br /> Salt Lake City, UT 84112</p> <p>For further information about this conference, please contact Jane Hacking. </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/cfps/index.html#a048909">11:52 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_macedoniann.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048908">Summer Study: Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe: Culture, Society, Politics, 05/20-06/-4/2009, Krakow</h3> <p>Fellowships for Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies, May 20 - June 4, 2009<br /> "Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe: Culture, Society, Politics"</p> <p>The DAAD Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applications to the 9th Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies (TASI). The Institute will bring together 12 German or other European, and 12 North American graduate students for an intensive two-week seminar in Krakow, Poland. Cooperating partners are the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management and the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University. The 2009 topic is "." The Institute will be taught by a multi-disciplinary team of faculty: Francis Harvey (Geography; University of Minnesota), Tom Wolfe (History; University of Minnesota) and Annamaria Orla-Bukowska (Sociology; Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland). The Institute is intended for advanced graduate students from all recognized institutions of higher education. All selected students will receive full fellowships. Application deadline: <strong>March 15, 2009</strong>.</p> <p>Full details and application materials at<br /> <a href="http://www.cges.umn.edu/fellowships/tasi.htm">http://www.cges.umn.edu/fellowships/tasi.htm</a><br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/courses/index.html#a048908">11:50 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/summer_study_tr.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048907">JOB- InterMedia Survey Institute, Panel Research Intern, DC</h3> <p>JOB- InterMedia Survey Institute, Panel Research Intern</p> <p>Panel Research Intern</p> <p>InterMedia, a global research, evaluation and consulting firm <br /> specializing in the field of media and communications, is seeking a <br /> full-time Panel Research Intern. Note: this is not a summer internship.</p> <p>This paid internship will:</p> <p>Provide support to the global IARP panel studies by working closely <br /> with the Panel Manager to help ensure that requirements are met for <br /> each panel study. Panel studies are aimed to assess the quality of <br /> international radio and television broadcasts. </p> <p>The ideal candidate for this position should be pursuing an <br /> undergraduate or graduate degree with some experience and/or strong <br /> interest in foreign affairs, culture and diplomacy, especially in <br /> transitional and developing countries. He/she should have excellent <br /> verbal and written communication skills and be proficient in English, <br /> especially in writing and editing.</p> <p>InterMedia offers a casual and friendly work environment, and a <br /> convenient downtown DC location. We invite qualified candidates to <br /> email their cover letters and resumes to Interns@intermedia.org or fax <br /> to 866-500-4095.</p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/job_postings/index.html#a048907">11:44 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/job-_intermedia.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048906">CfP: On the Relationship of Sports and Politics, 12/04-04/2009, Vancouver</h3> <p>Call for Papers:</p> <p>"Ideology in Motion: On the Relationship of Sports and Politics"<br /> Graduate Student conference at the University of British Columbia<br /> Vancouver, 4-5 December, 2009</p> <p>Throughout history, sports have mobilized the masses. From antiquity to modernity and beyond, competitive physical engagement has continued to captivate the hearts and minds of individuals as well as entire nations. In all this time, sports and sporting events have served a wide variety of political purposes, ranging from a supposed symbol for peace (as in the case of the Olympic Games) to a staging ground for rivalries on a local, regional, national and international level. While, in such cases, the connection between sports and politics may be relatively obvious, it is not always merely the question of success and defeat, of supremacy and inferiority, which is at stake in sportive contexts. Rather, sports can be seen as a mirror of an array of social and cultural ideologies: Categories such as honour, courage and honesty (for instance, in recent doping scandals) are as fundamental factors in the discourses informing and surrounding sports as constructions of gender, race and class; body images and the fetishization of athletes have proven as central to the<br /> political impact of sports as, for instance, their ever-growing economical relevance. The question, thus, is not whether or not there exists a direct relationship between sports and politics, but how this relationship manifests itself in different contexts. Just in time for both the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the Soccer World Cup in South Africa, this conference seeks to investigate this question and discuss how the thrall of organized physical competition and its relationship to politics can be explained from a variety of different perspectives.</p> <p>Keynote Address:<br /> "Global Players, Local Cultures: Sports and Cosmopolitanism in Europe and North America."<br /> Dr. Andrei S. Markovits<br /> Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies<br /> (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)</p> <p>We invite contributions from current graduate students in all areas and disciplines on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:</p> <p>- There is no I in Team: Collective identities through sports - national, regional, and local<br /> - Competitive hegemonies: gender, class, and race in sports<br /> - "Every Country Needs a Legend": Political sporting events<br /> - Athletic aesthetics: Politicized literary, cinematic and other artistic negotiations of bodies in motion<br /> - Citizens in training: institutionalized physical education and healthy 'Volkskörper'<br /> - Sporting goods: the political economy of sports<br /> - Spectator Sports: (passive) identification and the social psychology of fandom<br /> - Score and Peace: revisiting the Olympic myth</p> <p>Please send proposals of no more than 300 words along with a brief academic CV to both Guido Schenkel (schenkel@interchange.ubc.ca) and Jeremy Redlich (jeremyredlich@hotmail.com)<br /> by <strong>15 March, 2009.</strong></p> <p>Guido Schenkel, PhD Student; <br /> Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies; <br /> University of British Columbia; <br /> Buchanan Tower 222 - 1873 East Mall; <br /> Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z1; <br /> Fax: 604-822-9344 <br /> <a href="http://www.cenes.ubc.ca/index.php?id=students ">http://www.cenes.ubc.ca/index.php?id=students </a></p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/cfps/index.html#a048906">11:35 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_on_the_rela.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h2>February 04, 2009</h2> <h3 id="a048874">Postdoc: Fellowship, Chicago</h3> <p>Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago</p> <p>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<br /> 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. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>Applicants should submit a CV, transcripts, samples of scholarly writing, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter in hard copy to:<br /> Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Search<br /> Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures<br /> University of Chicago<br /> 1130 East 59th Street<br /> Chicago, IL 60637-1539</p> <p>E-mails and faxes will not be considered. Review of applications will begin on <strong>2 February 2009.</strong> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/fellowships/postdoctoral/index.html#a048874">04:54 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/postdoc_fellows.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048873">Prizes and awards: Climate Change poster contest, Ljubljana</h3> <p>Works must arrive before 16.00 on <strong>27 February 2009</strong>.</p> <p>The international competition for young designers on the topic “Climate Change” has the goal of raising and spreading awareness, through the medium of posters, of the environmental situation in which we find ourselves. The future depends on our common awareness and responsibility regarding what we can put right and how we must start to function in our relation to nature for a more promising future. It is vitally important to involve in this process young creative people who have a fresh and unique way of looking at these problems regarding our living environment.</p> <p>The competition is open to anyone born after 17 May 1974, which can be proved with a photocopy of an identification document. </p> <p>For works that have already been published, the minimum size is 420 x 600 mm, and the maximum size 700 x 1000 mm.</p> <p>Original works must be 590 x 840 mm in size. There are no restrictions regarding the number of works entered per designer. Works may already be published or made especially for this festival. Posters must arrive undamaged with completed stickers in the upper right corner on the back. Posters may not be backed or framed. There is no entry fee. Works will not be returned.</p> <p>Awards• 1st prize (1.000 eur)• 2nd prize (700 eur)• 3rd prize (350 eur)• 3 distinctive merit awards• 4 merit awards• Prize of the City of Ljubljana</p> <p> </p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Fundacija Brumen / Poster FestivalDolenjska 83SI-1000 LjubljanaSlovenijatel: +386 51 371 233fax: +386 1 42 725 93</p> <p> </p> <p>info@posterfestival-ljubljana.si</p> <p> </p> <p>Website of the event : <a href="http://www.posterfestival-ljubljana.si/competition/call-for-entries.html/">http://www.posterfestival-ljubljana.si/competition/call-for-entries.html/</a><br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/announcements/prizes_and_awards/index.html#a048873">04:52 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/prizes_and_awar.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048872">Job: Researcher/analyst (Intelligence Specialist, NC</h3> <p>4th PSYOP Group (ABN) - t, GG-0132-11)</p> <p>General Social Sciences<br /> Sociology<br /> Russian/Soviet History<br /> Political Science/International Relations<br /> Humanities<br /> European Studies<br /> Area Studies/Ethnic Studies<br /> Anthropology/Archaeology</p> <p> </p> <p>The U.S. Army’s 4th Psychological Operations Group needs researchers/analysts with graduate-level knowledge of the political, social, cultural, economic and/or communications environment in Southeastern Europe/Eurasia.</p> <p>A successful candidate must have strong reading and listening comprehension skills in a language directly associated with their area of studies; be able to conduct social science or intelligence-related research and analysis; be able to write high quality studies and assessments in English, using a broad range of data and sources. The position requires travel within the U.S. and abroad. Ability to work closely with U.S. and possibly foreign military personnel is essential, but military experience is not required. MUST be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain and keep at least a SECRET level security clearance.</p> <p>SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE/EURASIA: GG-0132-11 Intelligence Specialist (temporary, 4 positions to be filled). Application deadline <strong>26 February 2009.</strong><br /> </p> <p>Temporary positions are for two years, with the possibility of being extended to a maximum of four years. You may apply for both temporary and permanent positions.</p> <p>Applications need to be submitted online through the Army’s Civilian Personnel On-line (CPOL) website at <a href="http://cpol.army.mil">http://cpol.army.mil</a> by self-nomination using the Army’s Resume Builder and RESUMIX data base. Follow the CPOL links from “Employment” to Search for Jobs.” At the bottom of the page titled “Vacancy Announcement Board” in the “Search-Announcement” block enter the announcement number: WTST09160602 (temporary Europe/Eurasia positions). For further information and application instructions, contact Jeffrey Griffith, Chief, EUCOM Strategic Studies Detachment, e-mail griffjef@soc.mil</p> <p> <br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/#a048872">04:50 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/job_researchera.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h2>February 03, 2009</h2> <h3 id="a048838">Study Abroad: Russian Studies or Art History, St. Petersburg</h3> <p>I would like to bring to your attention our semester-long program in St. Petersburg designed for students majoring in either Russian Studies or Art History. </p> <p>This program is truly unique, as it grants our students a virtually unlimited access to St. Petersburg's Hermitage, whose collection of European art is on par with the British Museum or the Louvre. Our students are taught by museum curators, with some classes taking place on days when the museums are closed to the general public. Program participants also have a chance to view and handle works in museum storage rooms.</p> <p>Other classes are taught in St. Petersburg's Russian Museum, a major depository of Russian art from icons to post-modernism.</p> <p>The program is in the fourth year of its existence. In addition to Vassar students, we have had participants from many other colleges.</p> <p>The deadline is March 2009. For more information, follow the link below:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://internationalprograms.vassar.edu/programs/russia_stpetersburg.html">http://internationalprograms.vassar.edu/programs/russia_stpetersburg.html</a><br /> or contact the Program Director, Nicolai Firtich, at <br /> nifirtich@vassar.edu </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/internshipsstudy_abroad/index.html#a048838">08:56 AM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/study_abroad_ru_1.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h2>February 02, 2009</h2> <h3 id="a048826">Fellowship: Aleksanteri Institute</h3> <p>ALEKSANTERI INSTITUTE'S VISITING FELLOWSHIPS 2009-2010</p> <p>The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for Aleksanteri Visiting Fellowships for the 2009-2010 academic year from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute's research agenda. The Fellowship carries a monthly<br /> stipend of 2200 Euros to cover all the expenses related to the research visit that can range from two to six months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside of Finland. The deadline for applications is March 6, 2009.</p> <p>The Aleksanteri Institute is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies and an independent institute of the University of Helsinki. For more information on the fellowships and on the Aleksanteri Institute and its research agenda, please visit<br /> <a href="http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english">http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english</a></p> <p>Anna Korhonen<br /> Head of International Affairs<br /> Aleksanteri Institute<br /> Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies<br /> P.O.Box 42 (street address Unioninkatu 33)<br /> FI-00014 University of Helsinki<br /> Tel. +358-(0)9 191 23652/Mobile +358 (0)50 5636307<br /> anna.korhonen@helsinki.fi <br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/fellowships/index.html#a048826">03:43 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/fellowship_alek.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048825">World Politics and Popular Culture Conference</h3> <p>Deadline: <strong>March 13 2009</strong></p> <p>World Politics and Popular Culture Conference<br /> November 19-20 2009</p> <p>The Grand Hotel<br /> Grand Parade<br /> Tynemouth<br /> NE30 4ER</p> <p>(Organisers: Dr Matt Davies, Dr Kyle Grayson, Dr Simon Philpott, Politics, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University)</p> <p>After the attacks on New York and Washington of 2001, the Bush administration declared in all earnestness a 'Global War on Terror.' The irony of the phrase coincided with the death of irony itself. And, ironically, within a couple of months of the September 11 attacks, Karl Rove was meeting with 'liberal Hollywood elites' to discuss ways in which the industry could assist prepare American and global audiences for a long war.</p> <p>Rove's effort to enlist the culture industries recognised the extraordinary reach and influence of popular cultural forms. In recent decades the range of popular cultural forms has extended dramatically. In anti-globalisation protests, old forms of minstrelsy, puppetry, and street theatre were coordinated in mass demonstrations using cell phones, internet video uploads, and blogs. Indeed, in culture at large, familiar media such as literature, radio, cinema and television have been expanded into new realms made possible by the advent of digital technologies: web communities, blogging, online gaming, video games. These have become important sites at which identity and community are made and contested, where issues of representation have taken on new impetus and where the orthodox politics of the real have unravelled.</p> <p>World cinema and music have become an established feature of western lifestyles and consumption patterns but more recently the formerly colonised have begun writing back to western elites and populations challenging established and seemingly settled narratives of global politics. Al Jazeera, Hamas, Hezbollah and many other groups exploit the decentred realms of electronic media to confront western governments and populations with images of their violence and embedded racism. Popular music has become increasingly diversified and produced new communities of identity, politics and protest. Food, clothing, wine, cars, travel, clubbing, gambling, magazines and fanzines all form part of lifestyle choice and are central to the politics of consumerism and fetish. </p> <p>Political debate often characterised by more heat than light focuses on many of these sites: health risk (food), security (hoodies, ethnic minority apparel), wine and gambling (addiction), cars and travel (environmental security and sustainability). Just as much as the <br /> emergence of global insecurities unbound by national borders - not only the threat of 'terror,' but also of financial instability, disease, or climate change - these global public spheres have undermined received conceptions of international politics.</p> <p>This conference seeks to explore the limits of the popular and to interrogate the category of culture in the context of this crisis - or at least destabilizing - of the international. What do these terms of 'popular,' 'culture,' and 'international' mean both in isolation and when used in conjunction? In what ways and with what effects has popular culture become a series of sites at which political meaning is made, where political contestation takes place and where political orthodoxy is reproduced and challenged?</p> <p>We welcome papers on any aspect of the politics of popular culture and particularly those that critically engage with the concepts of politics, popular and culture. In addition to welcoming papers on established areas of research such as television, cinema, news media, radio, music and theatre, we also hope that researchers interested in food, drugs, gaming, gambling, sport, clothing and other apparel, clubbing, automobile cultures, public art, consumption, fear, and audience studies will extend the range of topics and forms of analysis by contributing papers to this conference.</p> <p>Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words by <strong>Friday March 13 2009</strong>:<br /> Sue.Tatah@ncl.ac.uk</p> <p><br /> For further information: Matt.Davies@ncl.ac.uk; K.A.Grayson@ncl.ac.uk; Simon.Philpott@ncl.ac.uk</p> <p>Newcastle and Tynemouth:<br /> The conference is being held at The Grand Hotel <a href="http://www.grandhotel-uk.com/">http://www.grandhotel-uk.com/</a>on the seafront at Tynemouth, about 10 miles east of Newcastle. It is easily reached by Metro, the hotel about ½ mile from Tynemouth Metro station. Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay offer an excellent range of restaurants, pubs, cafes and clubs as <br /> well as accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Newcastle itself is on the east coast main line that runs between London and Edinburgh and is readily accessed by train. Its international airport is also well serviced by a range of domestic, European and other international carriers including Easyjet, Ryanair, Emirates and KLM/Air France.</p> <p>Dr Simon Philpott<br /> Senior Lecturer in International Politics<br /> School of Geography, Politics & Sociology<br /> Newcastle University<br /> Newcastle upon Tyne<br /> NE1 7RU<br /> Ph:+44 +191 2227473 </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/conferences/index.html#a048825">03:37 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/world_politics.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048824">CfP: 16th International Economic Conference, 05/070-8/2009, Sibiu</h3> <p>"LUCIAN BLAGA" UNIVERSITY OF SIBIU, ROMANIA<br /> Faculty of Economic Sciences and ECONOMIC SCIENCES FACULTIES ASSOCIATION OF ROMANIA - AFER jointly organize <br /> 16th International Economic Conference<br /> IECS 2009 INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS, FROM THE GLOBALIZATION AND POST-GLOBALIZATION PERSPECTIVE<br /> SIBIU, ROMANIA MAY 7-8, 2009</p> <p>Papers may cover topics in Economics, European Integration, Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Banking, Insurance and Economic Informatics, bearing on the Conference theme. The Conference debates will be organized in specialized sessions, as follows:<br /> 1. Industrial Revolutions: Globalization, Post-Globalization<br /> 2. Change Management: New Coordinates<br /> 3. Marketing, Commerce and Tourism and a New Paradigm of Change <br /> 4. Banking, Accounting and Financial Systems from the 21st Century Perspective<br /> 5. Economic Information Technology in the Avant-Garde of Change </p> <p>Participants can send either an individual paper or two papers in collaboration. The conference package is available only for the authors who attend. <br /> All submissions are subject to a double blind review process. Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution. <br /> Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN that will be submitting for evaluation and coverage in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index by Thomson Reuters - ISI Proceedings. </p> <p>CONFERENCE LANGUAGE: English <br /> Conference website:<br /> <a href="http://economice.ulbsibiu.ro/rom/act_stintifice/CEI/index.php">http://economice.ulbsibiu.ro/rom/act_stintifice/CEI/index.php</a></p> <p>OVIDIU PALCU<br /> PhD Candidate<br /> University of Athens<br /> Faculty of Political Science<br /> <br /> mobile phone: 0030-6978696257<br /> <a href="http://ovidiupalcu.blogspot.com ">http://ovidiupalcu.blogspot.com </a><br /> <a href="http://www.uoa.gr">www.uoa.gr</a></p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/cfps/index.html#a048824">03:34 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_16th_intern.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048823">CfP: Language Education Today, Timisoara, 8-9.5.2009</h3> <p>Deadline: <strong>February 28, 2009</strong></p> <p>THE DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING STAFF TRAINING AND SOCIO-HUMANE SCIENCES OF THE BANAT UASVM IN TIMIŞOARA (ROMANIA) Has the honour of inviting you to the ACADEMIC DAYS OF TIMIŞOARA<br /> To be held on May 8-9, 2009 at the Banat UASVM, Timişoara, Romania<br /> <br /> The general theme of the Symposium:<br /> LANGUAGE EDUCATION TODAY:<br /> BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE<br /> <br /> The proposed sections are as follows:<br /> <br /> I. Language education<br /> First / Home language<br /> Multilingualism<br /> Auxiliary / Foreign / Second language<br /> Age, speed, and stages of second language acquisition<br /> Language attrition<br /> Language transfer<br /> Second language acquisition<br /> Second language correction<br /> Similarities and differences between L1 and L2<br /> Theories of Second Language Acquisition (SLA)<br /> Foreign language influences in English, French, German, etc.<br /> ILR Scale<br /> Computer-assisted language learning<br /> <br /> II. English language teaching and learning<br /> Basic English, Basic Global English, Globish, Nuclear English, Threshold<br /> Level English<br /> English as a foreign or second language:<br /> English as a foreign language<br /> English as a lingua franca<br /> English as a second dialect<br /> English as a second language<br /> English as an additional language<br /> English as an international language<br /> English for academic purposes<br /> English for speakers of other languages<br /> English for special / specific purposes<br /> Business English<br /> English for science and technology<br /> Teaching English as a foreign or second language:<br /> English language teaching<br /> Teaching English as a foreign language<br /> Teaching English as a second language<br /> Teaching English for speakers of other languages<br /> Teaching young learners English<br /> Studying English as a foreign or second language:<br /> Culturally and linguistically diverse<br /> English language learner<br /> Limited English proficiency<br /> Difficulties for learners (Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling)<br /> Testing English as a foreign or second language: (BULATS, IELTS, LTE,<br /> TOEFL, TOEIC, TSE, TWE, UCLES)<br /> Certifying English as a foreign or second language: (CELTA, DELTA)<br /> <br /> </p> <p>The working languages of the Symposium will be English, French, and German.<br /> <br /> We would like to ask those interested in taking part at the Symposium to send the titles and abstracts of their presentations by February 28, 2009 to the following e-mail<br /> address: georgeta_rata@yahoo.com<br /> <br /> Registration fee: 40 euros<br /> <br /> Payment in cash (Euros and RON) will be made at the registration desk during the Symposium.<br /> <br /> Accommodation arrangements will be announced by March 31, 2009.<br /> <br /> Conference website: <a href="http://www.usab-tm.ro/downloads/Symposium.pdf">http://www.usab-tm.ro/downloads/Symposium.pdf</a> <br /> OVIDIU PALCU<br /> PhD Candidate<br /> University of Athens<br /> Faculty of Political Science<br /> <br /> mobile phone: 0030-6978696257<br /> www.uoa.gr<br /> <a href="http://ovidiupalcu.blogspot.com">http://ovidiupalcu.blogspot.com</a><br /> <a href="http://www.communityvoice.gr">www.communityvoice.gr</a><br /> <a href="http://www.moldova.gr">www.moldova.gr</a><br /> <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.gr ">www.migrationpolicy.gr </a></p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/cfps/index.html#a048823">03:32 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/cfp_language_ed.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048822">Stanislavsky Summer School, 07/06-08/09/2009</h3> <p>Deadline: May 15, 2009<br /> <br /> Stanislavsky Summer School (July 6 to August 9, 2009: Cambridge, MA since 1992)</p> <p>Moscow Art Theatre School teachers bring to America the rich Russian theatre tradition. This intensive training program is designed to introduce students to the basics of the famous Stanislavsky System as it is taught in Russia today. The curriculum includes acting classes (Stanislavsky and Michael Chekhov Technique), movement training, and drama history course with Dr. Anatoly Smeliansky, Dean of the Moscow Art Theatre School.</p> <p>Classes meet six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Application deadline is <strong>May 15, 2009</strong>. See <a href="http://www.moscowart.org">www.moscowart.org</a><br /> or<br /> call 412-422-1115.</p> <p>Respond to msbelenky@gmail.com<br /> On campus of Lesley University in Cambridge, MA </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/#a048822">03:31 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/stanislavsky_su.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> <h3 id="a048821">Summer School on Human Rights, 06/20-27/2009, Warsaw</h3> <p>Deadline: <strong>February 21, 2009</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hfhrpol.waw.pl/news196-en.html">http://www.hfhrpol.waw.pl/news196-en.html</a></p> <p>0th International Summer School on Human Rights We are pleased to inform that the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is organizing the 20th International Summer School on Human Rights. The School will be held in Warsaw-Miedzeszyn, Poland, between 20 and 27 June 2009. The School is intended for human rights activists, university teachers and representatives of institutions from all levels of public administration dealing with human rights issues from Central, Eastern European and CIS countries and is limited only to those who have not yet participated in our Summer or Winter Schools. </p> <p>The program is open to university graduates or final-year university students. Our program combines lectures and workshops on the historical and philosophical background of human rights, domestic and international systems of human rights protection as well as the applicability of rights of primary importance (see programme attached). The lectures will be given by renowned professors, university teachers and experts in the field of human rights and international law. English and Russian are the working languages of our Summer School. The ability to communicate freely in one of the above is required. </p> <p>The programme and application form are in the attachment. Participants (65 people in total) will be chosen by a selection committee on a competitive basis. Out of 65 participants, 30 can attend the School free of charge (organizers will cover accommodation in double rooms and meals during the course). The other 35 people may<br /> participate in the School under the condition that they cover expenses themselves (please see the application form). </p> <p>Lectures and workshops, translation of classes, educational materials, medicalinsurance while on the territory of Poland are free of charge to all participants provided that they attend all classes. Travel costs, visa expenses, accommodation and meals during travel will not be covered. Participants may try to obtain a grant from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights for the partial reimbursement of travel costs to Poland, if necessary. Should you be interested in our offer, please submit an application pack consisting of: an application form a one-page curriculum vitae a letter of reference from your organization/employer Please send the application pack by e-mail to 20summer@hfhrpol.waw.pl, or by post to: <br /> Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights <br /> 11 Zgoda str. <br /> 00‑018 Warsaw, POLAND <br /> The closing date for Summer School applications is 21 February 2009. Only complete applications containing all required information will be eligible for admission. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by 8 May 2009.<br /> </p> <p class="posted"> Posted by agripley at <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/courses/index.html#a048821">03:29 PM</a> | <a href="http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2009/02/summer_school_o.html#comments">Comments (0)</a> </p> </div> </div> </body> </html>