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March 27, 2009

Summer Study: Berkeley Russian Program

THE BERKELEY RUSSIAN WORKSHOP

Slavic 10 is a 10-week intensive program in elementary Russian (equivalent
to the one-year Slavic 1 and 2 sequence at Berkeley) and presumes no
previous knowledge of the language. Students will acquire a basic knowledge
of Russian grammar and a useful vocabulary. The program emphasizes the
fundamental tools necessary for both written and oral communication at the
beginning level. Small class sections meet Monday through Friday from 9:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and are taught by experienced Russian language
instructors. Daily homework and laboratory assignments complement
instruction. In order to maximize language acquisition, the course proceeds
at a rigorous pace and is conducted largely in Russian. Students should
prepare for a full-time investment as these courses cover 30 weeks of
regular instruction over a 10-week session.

The course also includes a significant cultural program, intended to
supplement the language learning with a broader cultural literacy. This
program consists of a Wednesday film series (during the weekly 2:00-4:00 lab
section) and a Friday tea, which will feature invited guests and native
speakers from the Bay Area Russian community. Not only do these events
provide another context for exposure to Russian (they are all conducted in
Russian), they also serve as a way to connect with the active
Russian-speaking community in San Francisco and the East Bay. The more
popular highlights of the summer include a field trip to a Russian
restaurant and bookstore and the annual potluck picnic.

For more information, please consult the Slavic Department website
(http://ls.berkeley.edu/dept/slavic/sum09description.htm) or contact the
Program Director, Molly Brunson (brunson@berkeley.edu).

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CfP: Between Past and Future: Oral History, Memory and Meaning, 07/07 - 11/2010, Prague

Deadline: JULY 10, 2009

Between Past and Future: Oral History, Memory and Meaning
XVI. International Oral History Conference
Prague, Czech Republic
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers are invited from around the world for contributions to the XVIth International Oral History Conference hosted by the International Oral History Association in collaboration with the Czech Oral History Association and the Institute of Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic.

This year our attention will focus on finding and making meaning of the past and human identity through oral history. We will focus on number of research fields where oral history can contribute to better understanding not only of our past but our lives in general. Also, for the first time our conference will take place in an ex-totalitarian country. This enables us to analyse the specific role of oral history research in societies where other, especially official records about the past have been submitted to censorship or have been discarded.

We encourage scholars all around the world and all those who have worked with oral history in a wide range of settings such as museums, heritage agencies, academic institutions, law courts, radio and television, performing arts and community projects to participate in XVI International Oral History Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

PROPOSALS

Proposals may be for a conference paper or a thematic panel. Only those proposals clearly focused on oral history will be given consideration. Proposals will be evaluated according to their oral history focus, methodological and theoretical significance and relevance to the conference theme and sub-themes.

Individual papers - these will be grouped by the conference organizers into panels or workshops with papers which have a similar focus Thematic panels - proposals for a thematic panel should contain no more than four presenters, representing different countries.

During the conference Special Interest Groups will take place. These network sessions are intended for oral historians to meet, establish contacts, share resources and ideas. The places and times of SIGs will be announced in the programme of the conference. Suggestions and offers about possible themes are invited (please contact the local organisers).

Master classes led by internationally recognized oral history scholars and practitioners will be held before the Conference. To apply to these paid classes or workshops, please follow the Master Classes link at our website. http://www.ioha2010prague.com/

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CfP Journal: The Arts of Democracy

SOUNDINGS: An Interdisciplinary Journal --CFP: The Arts of Democracy


It is often assumed that the arts, and particularly the fine arts, create and sustain the kinds of social distinctions that are antithetical to true democracy. This is the claim advanced by Pierre Bordiue's influential Distinction where he argues that what appear to be innocent differences in aesthetic tastes are, in fact, the markers of class identity that enforce social hierarchy. However, there is a countervailing tradition, represented most famously by John Dewey, that insists that the arts are necessary to the health and longevity of democratic culture, and many contemporary artists and theorists are devoted to developing an aesthetic that participates in the development of democratic ideals.

Is a democratic aesthetic merely wishful thinking, or do the arts have some role to play in democratic culture? Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal is soliciting articles which address the relationship between the arts and democratic culture and politics. Possible topics include:

Revolutionary Rhetoric/ The literature of Democracy: How Literature Influences Democracy
The Restorative Function of Art/ The Aesthetics of Overcoming Hardship
The Arts as a Model for Democratic Collaboration and Conflict Resolution
How Art Locates/Influences/Creates the Language of Cultural Diversity
The Aesthetics of Politics or Political Aestheticism
The Ethics of Supporting the Arts During Economic Crisis
Virtual Spaces: The Internet and the Globalization of Democracy
Democratic Kitsch


SOUNDINGS

216 Aconda Ct.
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Email: sounding@utk.edu
Visit the website at http://web.utk.edu/~sounding


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CfP: Julia Kristeva and Political Thought, 09/02-04/2009, Manchester

Deadline: June 1, 2009


Roundtable: Julia Kristeva and Political Thought

Workshops in Political Theory, Sixth Annual Conference, Sept. 2-4 2009, Manchester Metropolitan University


Roundtable Convenor: Birgit Schippers, St Mary’s University College Belfast

A critical engagement with the writings of the Franco-Bulgarian linguist and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva is rarely found in the pages of major politics journals. This infrequency may be emblematic for the profession’s reluctance to engage with non-canonical authors, but it can also be attributed to Kristeva’s admittedly idiosyncratic and, at times, ambiguous position towards politics, including her apparent endorsement of aesthetic practices over politics.


Despite the relative lack of attention given to Kristeva’s work, even within the ‘sexier’ sections of the profession, it is fair to say that her concern with questions of subjectivity, corporeality and sexual difference, and with multiculturalism, the nation-state and cosmopolitanism, to name just a few, constitutes an important contribution towards thinking through the contemporary political condition. Moreover, as some commentators suggest, her displacement of politics, which emphasizes the political dimension of the intimate and psychic aspects of life, constitutes a highly original configuration of the political that has proved to be enormously influential within feminist theory.

Thus, recognizing the importance of Kristeva’s intervention into contemporary critical theory, this roundtable invites paper proposals which consider Kristeva’s contribution to political thought and which assess her status as a theorist of politics. Papers which explore the configuration of the political in Kristeva’s ideas, as well as papers which examine the reception and impact of her ideas in the wider field of political theory, are particularly welcome.


If you are interested in presenting a paper at this roundtable, please send an abstract of 200-300 words to Birgit Schippers (b.schippers@smucb.ac.uk) by 1st June 2009.


Birgit Schippers
St Mary's University College Belfast
191 Falls Road
Belfast, BT12 6FE
N. Ireland

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Fuer eine transnationale Geschichte der Kunst im kommunistischen Europa 1945-1989 - Berlin 11/09 (x-HSK)

Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin
19.11.2009-21.11.2009, Schiffbauerdamm 19, 10117 Berlin
Deadline: 15.04.2009

Bis heute ist die Vorstellung verbreitet, daß der elementare Beitrag
osteuropäischer Künstler zur Geschichte der Kunst durch Stalinismus und Kalten Krieg sein Ende gefunden habe. Erst allmählich beginnt die
Forschung in Ost und West damit, die ideologischen Klischees zu
dekonstruieren, die es hinsichtlich der Kunst im kommunistischen Europa gibt. So existierte im Ostblock zu keinem Zeitpunkt eine einheitliche Staatskunst. Trotz der sowjetischen Bemühungen, eine visuelle Kultur und Ikonographie des Kommunismus zu schaffen, bestand keine ästhetische, ideologische und intellektuelle Homogenität. Es gab die unterschiedlichsten künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen von einem
konservativen Naturalismus in der Tradition des 19. Jahrhunderts, über
realistische Modelle, die in der Folge u.a. von Rivera, Guttuso und
Fougeron eine andere Moderne suchten, bis hin zu einer an zeitgenössischen westlichen Strömungen orientierten Kunst wie das
Informel und die Pop Art.

Vor diesem Hintergrund verfolgt die Tagung das Ziel, den Austausch
sowohl zwischen Künstlern aus ost- und westeuropäischen Ländern als auch zwischen Künstlern innerhalb des Ostblocks zu reflektieren. Unter
Berücksichtigung der nationalen Voraussetzungen, der kulturpolitischen
Eigenheiten einer jeden kommunistischen Partei sowie der Teilung Europas wird eine internationale und transnationale Geschichte der Kunst im kommunistischen Europa zwischen 1945 und 1989 skizziert. Es soll untersucht werden, wie die Geographie des künstlerischen Austauschs ausgesehen hat. Wo lagen seine Zentren, wo seine Peripherien? Um diese Fragen zu beantworten, sollen die internationalen Netzwerke der Künstler, Kritiker, Kuratoren, Galeristen, Kunstvermittler und Kulturpolitiker rekonstruiert werden.

Die historische Bedeutung des Kulturtransfers zwischen Stalinismus und
Perestroika läßt sich nur erfassen, wenn man die Motive seiner Träger
analysiert. Wer zeichnete für den jeweiligen Austausch verantwortlich,
auf welchen Plattformen (Kongressen, Delegationen, Ausstellungen wie die Biennale und die documenta) fanden direkte Begegnungen statt? Waren hingegen informelle Begegnungen und Kontakte eine Form des
künstlerischen Widerspruchs, eine Strategie gegen die offizielle
Kulturpolitik? Inwiefern kann man davon ausgehen, daß die Begegnungen
und Kontakte für die Künstler, die sich als Kommunisten betrachteten,
eine Gelegenheit darstellte, eine internationalistische Kunst
herauszubilden, die sich gleichermaßen von der stalinistischen Doktrin
wie von bürgerlichen Modellen abgrenzten wollte? Ebenso muß den
unterschiedlichen Formen der Rezeption besondere Aufmerksamkeit
zugemessen werden - die von Publikum und Medien wie vor allem die der
Künstler. In welcher Weise profitierten sie vom Kunsttransfer, nicht nur innerhalb des kommunistischen Europas, sondern auch mit Ländern wie Frankreich und Italien, in denen die kommunistischen Parteien und
Gewerkschaften eine starke Position in Politik und Gesellschaft
einnahmen? Wie war es ihnen möglich, an internationalen Ausstellungen
teilzunehmen, Zugang zum Kunstmarkt zu erhalten und mit kommunistischen Künstlern anderer Länder zusammenzuarbeiten?

Die Tagung wird von Jérôme Bazin (Université de Picardie), Pascal
Dubourg Glatigny (Centre Marc Bloch-CNRS), Martin Schieder (Universität Leipzig) und Béatrice von Hirschhausen (Centre Marc Bloch-CNRS) im Centre Marc Bloch, in Berlin von 19. bis 21.11.2009 organisiert. Arbeitssprachen sind Deutsch und Französisch. Vorträge können auch auf Englisch gehalten werden. Beitragsvorschläge sind bis zum 15. April 2009 an Jérôme Bazin jerome.bazin@u-picardie.fr zu richten.

Jérôme Bazin
Université de Picardie
jerome.bazin@u-picardie.fr

URL zur Zitation dieses Beitrages
http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=11110

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CfP: Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe, 09/18-19/2009, Leicester

Deadline: May 30,2009

CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE ON
SECURITY INSECURITY AND MIGRATION IN EUROPE

Organised by IMEPO (Hellenic Migration Policy Institute) and the
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester..

Venue: University of Leicester, 18-19 September 2009

The end of the Cold War division of Europe and the recent enlargement of the European Union (EU) have generated new, complex forms of population movement and have reconfigured refugee and asylum issues. The forces that determine these movements are powerful (for example, growing disparities in the level of prosperity and human security experienced by different societies), and in the current economic climate, the ability to modify them is limited. The national states and supra-national institutions of Europe have been presented with massive challenges as they have sought to grapple with the evolution of new forms of mobility and migration within and into the EU and its western satellites. These unfolded against the continuing redefinition of relations with the non-European world. These complex and shifting forms of population movement both questioned established notions of identity and citizenship and created challenges for different scales of governance in both sending and receiving states in the light of emerging divergences between the interests of migrants and states trying to control their entry as well as between governments, NGOs and civil society.After the events of the 9/11 security concerns are high on national and international agendas, including in the context of the movement of people. Migration issues, having often been framed in terms of security concerns, they have simultaneously given rise to issues of insecurity: on the one hand, security of borders, political, societal and economic security/insecurity in the host country; while on the other hand, concerns about human security, that is social, legal, economic and
other conditions of (in)security for EU citizens and for migrants who
enter or have entered Europe. In terms of state security, migration is a core target of increasingly globally networked surveillance
capabilities. In terms of human security, it exposes the gap between the protections that migrants formally enjoy under international law and the realities they experience as they travel and work across different countries and hence a human rights deficit.


Organisation: Registration fee: £130 (this includes conference package including papers presented at the conference, coffee breaks and lunches, reception and conference dinner). Student subsidized fee: £95. Further information can be obtained from Ms Jane Russell. Email jer13@leicester.ac.uk
Proposals for papers with one page abstract should be sent by 30 May
2009
to Dr. Lazaridis. Email gl36@leicester.ac.uk

Hence, irregular migration poses difficult challenges for states as well as exposing migrants to insecurity and vulnerability. This conference will discuss both the concerns of states in this respect and the need to protect the fundamental rights of migrants. Against this background, the conference aims to explore a number of related themes:

- The dilemmas involved in framing policy-making on migration in Europe.
- The implications of the securitisation of migration and migrants.
- The extent to which irregular migration constitutes a real or
perceived threat to state security and human security.
- Migration, economic in/securities and the informalisation of European
labour markets.
- Migration, societal in/securities and rise of racism and xenophobia in Europe.
- The living conditions and security needs of migrants in European
countries.
- Processes of inclusion/exclusion.
- Gender and Migration.
- Role of social capital in negotiating spaces of control.
- Human trafficking as a threat to security; who is insecure?
- Politics of diversity and multiculturalism.
- Migrants as objects of globally networked surveillance.
- The implications of state structures and institutional capabilities
for the migration-security balance sheet.

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CfP: Humanities is the 21st Century , 05/02/2009, RI

Deadline: April 1, 2009

Matrix/Trans: Humanities is the 21st Century Call for Papers
Transdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Salve Regina University
Newport Rhode Island USA
May 2, 2009

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS--APRIL 1, 2009

Graduate students are invited to submit one-page proposals for papers, panels, posters, and/or installations. Why and how do we do what we do, particularly in the context of globalization, technology and corporatization of the academy, among other problematic contexts?

We are looking for work representing the state of the art in humanties research, theory and praxis. Proposals may either directly or indirectly address the significance of humanities studies in the 21st century academy.

Proposals should be sent as a Word or PDF document to the conference director, mary.sokolowski@salve.edu.


Please address questions to Dr. Sokolowski by e-mail.


Mary E. Sokolowski
Conference Director
Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Email: mary.sokolowski@salve.edu

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Summer Study: Slovene, Polish, and Czech, IN

Deadline: April 13, 2009
Indiana University's Summer workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL)
June 19-August 14, 2009

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) will fund the teaching of first year Slovene, Polish, and Czech in addition to Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, and Romanian. Tuition for SWSEEL courses in these six languages will be waived for graduate students specializing in East European studies in any discipline.

Due to the change in funding status for these languages, we are extending the funding application deadline for Czech, Polish, and Slovene. The application for these languages will reopen Monday March 30 and close on April 13, 2009. Qualified graduate students applying for these language courses by that date will receive ACLS funding and can compete for FLAS fellowships.

Apply now through the SWSEEL website: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/

Indiana University's 59th Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages
June19th - August 14th, 2009
Bloomington, Indiana
For more information, visit the SWSEEL website:
www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel
Or email: SWSEEL@indiana.edu

-Apply through the SWSEEL website
-All students pay in-state tuition.
-Over 20 hours of weekly instruction
-Complete 1 full academic year of language study in 8 weeks!
-FLAS fellowships and other funding available (see website)

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Philosophy and Literature, 03/10-12/ 2010, Pau, France

Deadline: September 15, 2009INTERNATIONAL and PLURIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
organized by the Université de Pau & des Pays de l'Adour
11 and 12 March 2010

PHILOSOPHY and LITERATURE

The relationship between philosophy and literature has, since Antiquity, been characterized by a certain tension: Thus, in Plato, the poet appears almost as the "Other" of the philosopher, representing emotion and not reason, inspiration and not knowledge, a "liar" who Plato argues should be banned from his ideal Republic. The fear of the poet can also be found in Kant, who supposedly said that he needed to read Rousseau several times in order to reach the "essence" of his thought without being distracted by its esthetics, as well as in Adorno's reservations with respect to Kierkegaard's literary style. Thus, it seems that the philosophers are more preoccupied with the transgression of the boundary between the two disciplines, leading to an implicit unease (almost a "bad conscience") due to the same dependence on the textuality of the text as is manifest in literature.

If philosophy prides itself in representing knowledge and reason, faculties it claims to be superior to inspiration and emotion, this sharp dichotomy, fragile and debatable from the beginning, has become more and more difficult to maintain. In particular since the end of the XVIII century, which marks a turning point in the relationship between philosophy and literature, Europe has seen new forms of writing emerge, which defy traditional philosophy in
appropriating questions that had previously been exclusively philosophical.

Please send abstracts (around 300 words) to Sébastian Hüsch before September 15th 2009 at the following address:
sebastian.husch@univ-pau.fr

The conference languages will be French and English. A publication of the proceedings from the conference is planned after approval of the articles by the editorial committee.

Contact:
Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Avenue du Doyen Poplawski
F-64013 Pau
Tel.: + 33(0)5 59 40 73 47
Web: http://www.univ-pau.fr/live/

Such is the case in Friedrich Schlegel's project for a Transzendentalpoesie, a « transcendental poetry » conceived as a sort of allegorical and auto-reflexive philosophy whose objective is to transcend philosophy in order to allow it to continue beyond itself - in other words: according to Schlegel, it would henceforth fall to poetry to fulfill the mission of a philosophy held in check by the limits of language.

The epistemological revalorization of literature observable since the Enlightenment can be explained by the crisis of rational philosophy in the wake of the subjectivist "Kantian turn": the contingency of human knowledge leads to a literary philosophical thought which, through its ambiguity, mirrors the epistemological uncertainty of Modernity. Philosophy's predominance is called into question, the boundaries between philosophy and literature fade away. What does this mean for the "otherness" presumed to characterize the relationship between philosophy and literature? How might the literarity of philosophy be accounted for? Or the philosophical content of literature? Is philosophy or literature best able to address epistemological, esthetic, metaphysical, and ethical questions? Such questions have been implicitly or explicitly taken up by numerous philosophers, writers, and literary theorists.

This conference thus aims to elucidate the ambivalent relationship between philosophy and literature, between otherness and similarity, between the end of the XVIII and the beginning of the XXI century. Several approaches and lines of thought are possible, including:
- Philosophy in Literature
- Literature in Philosophy
- Literary forms of Philosophy
- Literature and Ethics
- Rhetorics and Philosophy
- The Textuality of Philosophy
Inter- and pluridisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

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Summer Study: Bulgarian language, Pittsburgh & Bulgaria

Deadline: March 30. 2009

Pittsburgh to Bulgaria, June 8-August 14, 2009

THE PROGRAM
The Pittsburgh to Bulgaria program offers six weeks of intensive beginning Bulgarian language study at the University of Pittsburgh's Slavic and East European Summer Language Institute, followed by four weeks of instruction in Sofia, Bulgaria.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. Its rich and diverse history goes back to the 17th century BC. Cultural excursions in Bulgaria are an integral part of the program. In addition, a full range of extracurricular activities are offered in Pittsburgh to familiarize participants with the cultural background of the target language.

COST
Cost will include Pitt tuition for ten credits and a Bulgarian program fee, totaling $6,540 plus airfare. Fee does not include housing in Pittsburgh, but does include dormitory accommodations and excursions in Bulgaria. Students should budget for airfare, meals, books, health insurance, and personal expenses.

SCHOLARSHIPS
All applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships to help defray costs. These include Study Abroad Scholarships, Provost's Scholarships for Study Abroad, Nationality Room Scholarships, Center for Russian and East European Studies Scholarships, Slavic Department Scholarships, and FLAS Fellowships for graduate students. Information on these scholarships will be included with application materials. The Pittsburgh portion of the Bulgarian program is supported by the Southeast European Language Consortium. The deadline for application and scholarship consideration is March 30, 2009. A $1,000 deposit must be paid by April 10, 2009. Application forms are available at http://sli.slavic.pitt.edu.


Other languages offered in the University of Pittsburgh's 2009 Summer Language Institute include Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian. For additional information on all SLI programs, contact:

Christine Metil
Assistant Director, Summer Language Institute
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1417 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-5906
Fax: 412-624-9714
slavic@pitt.edu

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Fellowship: Cultural Fellowship for Study in Russia, St. P.

Deadline for submitted applications is April 12, 2009

CULTURAL FELLOWSHIPS IN RUSSIA
Students are not eligible.

The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with the Russkiy Mir Foundation (Moscow, Russia) announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from August 24 till September 6, 2009 for American professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture. Airfare and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers.

By April 12, 2009 Likhachev Foundation will aсcept applications from professionals in the field of culture and history or arts from the USA who are currently working on creative projects related to Russian culture or history. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required.

Creative project could be a museum exhibition project, a theater performance, a film, photo exhibition, preparation of fiction or research books, etc. related to Russian culture or history. Creative project should be conceived in the USA for a broad American audience. Residence in Russia should serve as an important stage in the realization of the applicant's
cultural project.

The Likhachev Foundation is ready to prepare individual programs for the fellows according to their projects' specifics, to help them achieve maximum results during their fellowships. Programs will include meetings with Russian colleagues, possibilities to work at St.Petersburg museums, libraries, archives and other organizations.

Seven two-week fellowships will be organized from August 24 till September 6, 2009 in St. Petersburg (Russia).

Deadline for submitted applications is April 12, 2009.
Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by May 1, 2009.

Application should include:

1. CV (including information on Russian language skills, previous creative projects related to Russia and previous visits to Russia).
2. Description of creative project (3 pages) - museum of exhibition project, theater performance, film, preparation of fiction or research book and other types of cultural projects related to Russian culture or history. It should contain, in particular, a paragraph on how a residency in St. Petersburg will benefit the applicant's creative project and which cultural organizations in St. Petersburg the applicant would like to work with.

Please, email your applications in Russian (preferably) or English to the competition coordinator Mrs. Elena Vitenberg at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru with subject line .

Likhachev Foundation website: http://www.lfond.spb.ru

Russkiy Mir website: www.russkiymir.ru

The D.S. Likhachev International Charitable Foundation

The name of the Academician D.S. Likhachev is symbolic for the 20 century Russian culture. A Russian intellectual, survivor of the Soviet Gulag, a great scientist and thinker, a popular figure, he managed to preserve under the totalitarian regime his integrity, honor and fielty to Russia. In the 90s he has become a moral gold standard for many Russians. During his late years D.S. Likhachev conceived the idea of a humanitarian charitable foundation. The idea has been implemented after his death.

The D.S. Likhachev International Charitable Foundation had been founded in St.Petersburg at the end of 2001. The mission for the Foundation was stated by D.S. Likhachev himself as promotion of the Russian culture, education, humanities as well as affirmation of democratic and humanistic values in the society.

Russkiy Mir Foundation

In June 2007 President Putin signed a decree establishing the Russkiy Mir Foundation, for the purpose of "promoting the Russian language, as Russia's national heritage and a significant aspect of Russian and world culture, and supporting Russian language teaching programs abroad."

The Foundation is a joint project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Science and supported by both public and private funds.

Mir means Community. Peace. World. The three meanings of this word inspire and define Russkiy Mir's mission - to promote understanding and peace in the world by supporting, enhancing and encouraging the appreciation of Russian language, heritage and culture. Russkiy Mir promotes the teaching of the Russian language within Russia and abroad; brings Russia's rich history to life, and showcases vibrant examples of Russian art and culture around the world; reconnects the Russian community abroad with their homeland, forging new and stronger links through cultural and social programs, exchanges and assistance in relocation.

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Postdoc: Whittier College, CA

Deadline: April 13, 2009
The IREX Postdoctoral Fellows Program


Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal arts college with a diverse student body of approximately 1300 undergraduates and is distinguished by its small size and innovative interdisciplinary programs. The campus is located on a 95-acre hillside campus 18 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. We have a long history of commitment to equity, reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body mirrors the diversity of the region. We are an official Hispanic-Serving Institution and have had two Title V grants. Our faculty, committed teacher-scholars, weave issues of diversity into their work with students.

Through the generosity of the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Whittier is pleased to offer a Postdoctoral Fellow position that focuses on Eurasia (countries of the former Soviet Union). The program is designed to mentor new Ph.D.s through their first year of teaching at a liberal arts college. Fellows will teach two courses during Fall term and two during Spring term, participate in interdisciplinary teaching, and help locate resources in their fields that provide global perspectives.

We welcome applicants who, in addition to teaching a course specifically in their research area, would also be able to teach some of the following courses: International Relations; Trans-nationalism; Political Culture, Religion and Politics; Politics and War; Political Economy; Ideology and Social Change in Eurasia; Nationalism and Politics; History of Eurasia (any time period), or courses on the environment and “human security”.

Please submit materials (letter of application, vita/e, and a summary of the dissertation project) by April 13, 2009, as our review will begin then and continue until the position is filled. Send application materials to: Susan Gotsch (sgotsch@whittier.edu), VPAA and Dean of Faculty, Whittier College (www.whittier.edu), 13406 E. Philadelphia St., PO Box 634, Whittier, CA, 90608. We seek to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty (AA/EO); candidates
for this post-doc need to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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March 26, 2009

CfP: Jewish Studies, 12/20-22/2009, LA

Deadline: 05/08/2009

CALL FOR PAPERS
41st ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ASSOCIATION FOR JEWISH STUDIES
DECEMBER 20 – 22, 2009
HYATT REGENCY CENTURY PLAZA
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 8, 2009


The Call for Papers for the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies is now available online at http://www.ajsnet.org/

The conference will take place December 20-22, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California. The AJS Conference is the largest annual gathering of Jewish studies scholars worldwide, drawing over 1000 attendees and featuring more than 150 sessions dedicated to all fields of Jewish studies scholarship. The online proposal submission site will be open for submissions beginning March 23, 2009; the deadline for submissions is May 8, 2009. You will also find on the AJS website: general information about travel grants and discounts, hotel, meals, registration; sample abstracts; and information on visiting Los Angeles.


If you are interested in organizing a session and seek participants, please post an announcement on the Sessions Seeking Participants page on the AJS website. Session organizers seeking participants for their proposed panels, roundtables, meetings, or seminars may list their proposed session topics, along with their contact information. Those interested in joining one of the sessions will contact the organizer directly about submitting a proposal. For more information, go to http://www.ajsnet.org/session.htm. The page includes instructions on how to submit a proposed topic and contact a session organizer.


Please contact the AJS office at ajs@ajs.cjh.org or 917.606.8249 if you have any questions about the conference.


Association for Jewish Studies
Located at the Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th Street
New York, New York 10011
Phone: 917.606.8249
Email: ajs@ajs.cjh.org
Visit the website at http://www.ajsnet.org/

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CfP: Northeast Modern Language Association, 04/07-11/2010, Montreal

Deadline for panel proposal: April 15, 2000

Northeast Modern Language Association

2010 Annual Convention

Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

Experience the lively and intimate exchange that NeMLA offers at its 41st annual convention in downtown Montreal, sponsored by McGill University. Featuring over 320 panels, the 2009 convention in Boston richly represented all the subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Both Montreal (with its Latin quarter, Little Italy, and Chinatown) and its respected university boast a diverse population, mixing the old and the new. Vieux-Montréal offers European charm with its cafés, boutiques, fresh markets, and artists, while the vibrant downtown includes all of the sights and sounds a major city can offer: museums, shopping, pubs, and restaurants.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

American
British/Anglophone
Canadian
Caribbean
Comparative Literatures
Composition
Film
French and Francophone
Gay/Lesbian
German
Italian
Pedagogy
Popular Culture
Professional
Spanish/Portuguese
Theory
Women's Studies
World Literatures (non-Western European)

Please extend the conversation in these areas. To propose a session, submit a panel proposal online at www.nemla.org by April 15, 2009. (2009 membership is required.) The full Call for Papers will be available online in June 2009. The abstract deadline for most sessions will be September 30, 2009.

The convention will be held at the Hilton Bonaventure ($159 CN). Don’t forget your passport application.

À Bientôt!

www.nemla.org

Executive Director of NEMLA
Elizabeth Abele
SUNY Nassau Community College
Email: northeast.mla@gmail.com
Visit the website at http://www.nemla.org/convention/montreal.html


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CfP Journal: Historical Biography

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Historical Biography

The Journal of Historical Biography, an international, peer-reviewed, open access periodical, invites the submission of articles that address any aspect of historical biography. These may include biographical portraits of prominent individuals of any nation; theoretical, methodological or philosophical pieces that reflect on the larger issues associated with writing biography or autobiography; standard reviews of works of historical biography or of works that discuss the writing of historical biography; and longer review essays of a more reflective nature.

The journal is published twice yearly, in Spring and Fall, and considers submissions on an ongoing basis. Material to be considered for the Fall 2009 edition should be received by 1 June.

Your submission should be submitted electronically in Word or RTF (as an e-mail attachment), and must include the author’s name and institutional affiliation. For a full-length article, a short paragraph about the author (between one hundred and one hundred and fifty words) should be submitted in a separate file. For detailed submission guidelines, see: http://journals.ufv.ca/jhb/submissions.html

Barbara Messamore
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC
Canada, V2S 7M8
Email: barbara.messamore@ufv.ca
Visit the website at http://www.ufv.ca/jhb

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Summer Job: Czech and Ukrainian instructors, Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is currently accepting applications for instructors of Beginning Intensive Ukrainian and Beginning Intensive Czech courses in its Russian and East European Summer Language Institute, June 8-July 17, 2009. Salary, health insurance and housing are provided. Teaching experience and native or near-native language proficiency are required. For more information, please contact Christine Metil at metil@pitt.edu.

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Gina M. Peirce
Assistant Director
Center for Russian and East European Studies
University of Pittsburgh
4414 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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CfP Journal: Historical Biography

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Historical Biography


The Journal of Historical Biography, an international, peer-reviewed, open access periodical, invites the submission of articles that address any aspect of historical biography. These may include biographical portraits of prominent individuals of any nation; theoretical, methodological or philosophical pieces that reflect on the larger issues associated with writing biography or autobiography; standard reviews of works of historical biography or of works that discuss the writing of historical biography; and longer review essays of a more reflective nature.


The journal is published twice yearly, in Spring and Fall, and considers submissions on an ongoing basis. Material to be considered for the Fall 2009 edition should be received by 1 June.


Your submission should be submitted electronically in Word or RTF (as an e-mail attachment), and must include the author’s name and institutional affiliation. For a full-length article, a short paragraph about the author (between one hundred and one hundred and fifty words) should be submitted in a separate file. For detailed submission guidelines, see: http://journals.ufv.ca/jhb/submissions.html

Barbara Messamore
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC
Canada, V2S 7M8
Email: barbara.messamore@ufv.ca
Visit the website at http://www.ufv.ca/jhb

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CfP: The interfaces between Politics and Culture across Europe in the 1970s, 08/26-27/2009, Cambridge

Deadline: May 15, 2009

Call for papers

“The personal is political”: The interfaces between Politics and Culture across Europe in the 1970s”

Date: 26-27 August 2009

Location: Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

The conference aims at examining the interrelation of lifestyle, culture and politics in the 1970s across Europe. The very meaning of the terms "culture" and "politics" will be scrutinised, but certainly our point of departure is the disassociation of the former merely with artistic genres and of the latter with high politics.

We attempt to widen the perspective to include relatively neglected countries, such as Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Greece, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, thereby seeking to encompass developments across all Europe and avoiding any isolated examinations of individual countries. Moreover, we aim at exploring a broad spectrum of political actors, from Maoist groups, Eurocommunist parties and pro-USSR Western Communist Parties to conservative or right-wing movements, organizations and parties, which emerged stronger in many European countries from the late 1960s.

The conference will examine the tension between the global interconnections as expressed, for example, in the growing influence and spread of “American” culture, and the notion of specifically European cultural patterns and practices, as well as “traditions”. Moreover, we will seek to clarify whether a single “transnational civil society” arose in this period or whether the transnational flows among various politicized actors took place in a framework of multiple transnational publics, relatively detached from each other.

The purpose of the conference is to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue. Thus, we aim at attracting scholars from the entire range of social sciences and humanities


The purpose of the conference is to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue. Thus, we aim at attracting scholars from the entire range of social sciences and humanities, including political science, history, social/cultural anthropology, media studies, history of art, linguistics, literature, sociology and geography. Actually, the fact that the conveners specialize in a variety of fields (History, Linguistics, Media Studies, Literature) reflects our endorsement of an inter-disciplinary approach. The organizing committee welcomes applications from both more advanced scholars and early stage researchers, namely PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. In order to achieve the best possible osmosis with the academic community of the University of Cambridge and to encourage participation, we do not intend to charge a registration fee.

Abstracts not exceeding 400 words should be submitted by 15 May to one of the following organizers: Nikos Papadogiannis (np308@cam.ac.uk), Erato Basea (erato.basea@stx.ox.ac.uk), Christiana Mygdali (christiana.mygdali@chch.ox.ac.uk) or Sebastian Gehrig (sebastian.gehrig@gmx.net) .


Nikos Papadogiannis (np308@cam.ac.uk)

Erato Basea (erato.basea@stx.ox.ac.uk)

Christiana Mygdali (christiana.mygdali@chch.ox.ac.uk)

Sebastian Gehrig (sebastian.gehrig@gmx.net)

)Call for papers (full)

Call for papers for the International Conference:

““The personal is political”: The interfaces between Politics and Culture across Europe in the 1970s”

Date: 26-27 August 2009

Location: Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Organisers: Erato Basea (University of Oxford); Kathrin Fahlenbrach (University of Halle-Wittenberg);Sebastian Gehrig (University of Heidelberg); Martin Klimke (German Historical Institute and University of Heidelberg); Christiana Mygdali (University of Oxford); Nikolaos Papadogiannis (University of Cambridge); Joachim Scharloth (University of Zurich)

Aims and scope: The collapse of the dictatorial regimes in Spain, Portugal and Greece, the Charter ´77, the activities of the second-wave feminist and of the ecologist movement and the emergence of Interrail train program are some of the multiple facets of the 1970s. The dynamics generated during this period have had an impact on theoretical endeavours, political activism as well as a plethora of social and cultural patterns. Still, to this day the academic treatment of the 1970s in the domain of social sciences in general and historiography in particular remains somewhat modest. As historians Axel Schildt and Detlef Siegfried argue, the historiography of the 1970s basically constitutes a “no-man´s land” suffering from two major deficits: Most works consist of national case-studies (mainly of the Federal Republic of Germany, France and Italy), and are predicated on the assumption that politicization in the 1970s should be judged solely against the metaphorical “1968,” either as an “afterlive” or its “discontinuity”- with the latter mainly understood as a “retreat to the private”. In this vein, the analysis of particular political and social subjects, namely radical left-wing organizations, terrorist groups and “counter-cultural” actors, such as rock music bands, is prioritized, even though there are still many lacunae in the examination of these actors as well.

This conference aims to offer a different exploration of the 1970s, without neglecting the aforementioned actors. First, it attempts to widen the perspective to include previously neglected countries, such as Spain, Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Greece, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, thereby seeking to encompass developments across all of Europe and avoiding any isolated examinations of individual countries. Second, the conference will regard “1968” as just one parameter from which to analyze the following decade and will equally focus on the impact of developments such as the collapse of militaristic regimes, the “normalization” period in Czechoslovakia, or, for example, the prospective or potential entry of a number of Southern European countries, such as Greece, Portugal and Spain, to the EEC. Third, the conference will look at a broad spectrum of political actors, including those often dismissed as “dogmatic” or “Old Left,” from Maoist groups, Eurocommunist parties, which flourished in Italy and Spain in this period, to pro-USSR Western Communist Parties, such as KKE in Greece and PCP in Portugal. It will give equal attention to conservative or right-wing movements, organizations and parties, which emerged stronger in many European countries from the late 1960s, for example in Denmark. Fourth, the conference will explore the various forms of domestic and transnational interactions among these actors. Finally, the conference will put the very definition of “political protest” under scrutiny with regard to the 1970s by taking into account the (often seemingly “apolitical”) self-representations of social groups and organizations, such as transcendental groups or punk bands, in order arrive at a new understanding of how they conceptualized their protest and dissent.

The conference will therefore not be confined to mapping the political topography of the 1970s: it will expand its focus to the everyday life practices in an increasingly globalized world. The “time-space compression” through the expanding youth tourism, the emergence of Interrail and the dissemination of television across Europe will be reflected upon in terms of their impact on processes of transnational diffusion and networks. Furthermore, the conference will examine the tension between these global interconnections as expressed, for example, in the growing influence and spread of “American” culture, and the notion of specifically European cultural patterns and practices, as well as “traditions”. Moreover, we will seek to clarify whether a single “transnational civil society” arose in this period or whether the transnational flows among various politicized actors took place in a framework of multiple transnational publics, relatively detached from each other.

The areas of particular interest are, for example:

• How useful is the concept of “generation” as an analytical tool for the examination of the 1970s?

• Rise of countercultural spaces and textual production (eg Sponti-Szene in the Federal Republic of Germany, Re Nudo magazine and theatre plays by Dario Fo and Franka Rame in Italy): experienced as continuity or rupture with the 1960s? The emergence of “Eurocommunism” and the interactions of organizations that described themselves as “Eurocommunist” (the dissemination and appropriations of their theoretical texts, youth festivals organized by eurocommunist parties and youth organizations, etc.).

• Pro-Soviet communist organizations in Eastern and Western European countries

• Feminist and homosexual liberation movements and activities across Europe

• “Diverse Maoisms”, “Maoism as a European phenomenon”: Comparative and Transfer history approaches. Lifestyle of members of Maoist groups: their taste in music, cinema, theatre and literature and potential interaction with counter-cultural actors

• Networks and cultural practices among right-wing organizations.

• Transcendental movements and religious cults

• The impact of globalisation on everyday life: guest workers, youth tourism, student migration.

• Translation of literary and political works among social and political actors in Europe

• (Reciprocal) influences in the production and reception of European films

The conference aims at combining an in-depth analysis of concrete case-studies with reflection on theoretical concepts and methodological tools from various disciplines. The participants are warmly encouraged to elaborate on issues of methodology and to examine the merits of state-of-art relevant approaches (e.g. “histoire croisee,” (Werner/Zimmermann), “processual geography” and “life of things” (Appadurai), as well as “global history”). The conference will attempt to illuminate the advantages and disadvantages of various concepts with respect to an analysis of the relationship the “political” sphere and various lifestyles, particularly regarding concepts such as “sub-” and “counterculture

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CfP: Artists and Their Communities in the Early Modern Period, 04/08-10/2010, Italy

Deadline: April 25th 2009

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Venice, 8-10 April 2010
Artists and Their Communities in the Early Modern Period

This panel will explore the various forms of association that defined artistic communities as well as forms of art production and consumption.
We seek papers that address the nature of those relationships themselves (ties of affection, as in marriage, kinship or friendship, for example, or relations of conflict, rivalry or hatred) between artists and their personal and professional colleagues, or papers that explore the ways those relations function in connection with the art object itself, informing and impacting its production, use or discourse.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to: relationships or collaborations between artists and their personal and professional colleagues (other artists, patrons, antiquaries, dealers, etc.); forms of artistic community (confraternities, academies, studios); other categories of social association (national, religious, genealogical); or the social contexts of art production and economy (competitions, exhibitions, the art market). Forms of art may be derived from the broad range of objects in which the social nature of their manufacture or use is explicit, including portraiture (of friends, groups, or married couples) or the art as a gift (the culture of gift-giving in intimate or political contexts). We also welcome papers on subjects from other disciplines with a close connection to art history.

Please send a 150 word abstract of your paper (preferably in Microsoft Word), along with contact information and affiliation to the organizers by April 25th 2009. (reply to: karine.tsoumis@utoronto.ca and alex.hoare@utoronto.ca)


Alexandra Hoare/Karine Tsoumis
Department of Art
University of Toronto
Visit the website at http://www.rsa.org/meetings/cfp_view.php?cfpid=105

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CfP: North American Association for the Study of Religion, 11/06-07/2009, Montreal

Deadline: April 20, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Annual Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Religion(NAASR)

November 6th – 7th 2009
Montréal, Québec, Canada

The North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) was formed in 1985 to encourage theoretical reflection on the various approaches to the study of religion among North American scholars; to represent North American scholars of religion internationally; and to sustain communication between North American scholars and their international colleagues.

NAASR has a global perspective and is committed to examining any intellectual practices in the field regardless of geographical location or disciplinary boundaries. Our central concerns are with the intellectual and theoretical foundations of the study of religion, with the historical, social, and political conditions that shape the intellectual orientations and practices of the field, and with the place of criticism, experimentation, and theorizing of religion in relation to scientific theories.

We invite proposals for individual papers and for panels that engage important theoretical issues in the academic study of religion (both historical and contemporary), and are particularly interested in the following topics:
• Frameworks and interdisciplinary connections that might be particularly productive for the future of a critical study of religion. (For example, why do certain works, authors, and frameworks concerning religion and its study command more authority and attention than others? What kinds of works are being neglected, and what benefit might be gained by fostering interaction between the variety of authors and frameworks?).
• The history of the study of religion. Sessions might examine the formation of categories such as ritual, myth, religion, and secularity. Do these categories have cross-cultural currency, utility, or heuristic value?
• The relation between/among/within the science of religion, biblical studies, and theology in current practices of the study of religion.


Please send inquiries and proposals to:

Bryan Rennie
NAASR Vice President and Program Chair
Vira I. Heinz Professor of Religion
Westminster College
Market Street
New Wilmington, PA 16172
Phone: 724-946-7151
FAX: 724-946-7256
Email: brennie@westminster.edu


E–mail submissions are preferred and will be accepted until April 20, 2009

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

Panels of three papers with a respondent are preferred but alternative formats are welcome.

Individual Paper Proposals should include the title of the paper, an abstract, and the author’s affiliation and contact information.


Panel Proposals should include the title of the panel and the names, affiliations, and contact information of the organizer and panelists or paper presenters. A chair and/or respondent may be proposed, or NAASR will assist in arranging them, as appropriate. A title and abstract for each paper should also be supplied. Please keep in mind that a typical duration of a session is two and a half hours, and sufficient time should be reserved for public discussion.

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Job: Assistant Professor of Humanities, Eastern KY

The Department of Languages and Humanities at EKU is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Humanities starting August 2009.

Area of specialization open but competence required in integrating literary studies, visual culture, philosophy, comparative religions, and music; all within historical context. Outstanding teaching skills as well as scholarship and service commitment are necessary. Curriculum development experience a plus. A Ph.D. from a regionally (SACS, Middle States, North Central, etc.) accredited institution or from a recognized international university in Humanities, Comparative Studies or related discipline required at time of appointment; transcript must reflect multidisciplinary graduate level coursework or significant multidisciplinary postgraduate experience.

ABD applications will be considered with letter from dissertation director. Review of applications will begin February 2, 2009, and continue until position is filled. All interested applicants must apply at http://jobs.eku.edu (search requisition 0601906).

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check and educational credential verification. Eastern Kentucky University is an EOE/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Contact Info:

Please apply online at: http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=6085&job=5198890

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March 23, 2009

Post-doc: Russian Studies, Bennett College, NC

Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship

Bennett College, North Carolina

RUSSIAN STUDIES – One-year post-doctoral teaching fellowship position in Russian Studies,beginning in August 2009. The fellow will be involved with the undergraduate educational program at Bennett College, including teaching, curriculum development and instructional design, and will work closely with experienced faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses per semester and participate in the College's interdisciplinary programs, including the Global Studies Seminar. Candidates must be able to offer Russian studies courses that contribute to offerings in one or more departments or interdisciplinary programs. These interdisciplinary offerings might include, but are not limited to, courses in Russian language, comparative literature, cultural studies, gender studies, ethnic and post-colonial studies, film studies, music and theater. Native or near-native fluency and Ph.D. expected. Funding is available for the reimbursement of initial relocation expenses, as well as a yearly trip to a conference or workshop. Closing date for applications: April 3, 2009

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to:

Department of Human Resources
Bennett College for Women
900 E. Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Email: hr@bennett.edu


Bennett College is a small, private, historically Black liberal arts college for women located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The College offers women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits; preparation for leadership roles in the workplace, society, and the world.

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Summer Study Abroad: Belarusian Studies, 07/06-08/07/2009, Belarus

Deadline: May 15, 2009

International Summer School of Belarusian Studies
Hajnówka, Poland

The Center for Belarusian Studies at Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in its first International Summer School of Belarusian Studies from July 6 to August 7, 2009.

The program, to be co-sponsored by the Poland-based Belarusian Historical Society, will be held at the Belarusian Lyceum in the town of Hajnówka (Hajnauka) in the Podlasie region of northeastern Poland, an area of great natural beauty and home to Poland's ethnic Belarusian minority - an ideal setting for the study of Belarusian language, history and culture, as well as for the study of a broad range of issues relating to cultural diversity and minorities policies in the expanded EU.

Coursework will include intensive Belarusian language instruction (beginning and intermediate levels and individual advanced-level tutorials) and lectures in English and Belarusian on Belarusian history, literature, and contemporary politics and society. The program will also include a regional studies component, with lectures and events focusing on the history, culture and current status of the Belarusian minority in Poland, as well as of the
Podlasie region's other ethnic groups, including Poles, Jews, Tatars, Lithuanians, and Russian Old Believers.

For further information and application materials, please contact the program director, Dr. Curt Woolhiser, Harvard University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Barker Center 327, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge MA 02138-3804; e-mail:
cwoolhis@fas.harvard.edu; tel. (617) 495-3528. Please note that the due date for all applications is May 15, 2009.

Faculty will include instructors from Bialystok University and the Belarusian Lyceum in Hajnówka, as well as Hrodna University in Belarus. Additional guest lectures on Belarusian history, politics and culture will be given by visiting researchers from Europe and
North America.

Students will have a choice of dormitory accommodations at the Belarusian Lyceum, or homestays with Belarusian-speaking families in Hajnówka.

Coursework will be supplemented by a rich and diverse cultural program, including visits to Belarusian minority cultural organizations and media outlets, meetings with Belarusian writers and artists, films, concerts, theatrical performances, and excursions to important sites related to Belarusian and Orthodox culture and other attractions of the Podlasie region: the city of Bialystok, the recently restored Orthodox monastery in Suprasl, the Bialowieza (Belaveža) National Park (the largest and ecologically most diverse remnant of the primeval forests of the Northern European plain), the historic town of Bielsk Podlaski, the Holy Mountain of Grabarka (the most important Eastern Orthodox pilgrimage site in Poland), and the Borderland Foundation in Sejny, a unique institution dedicated to preserving the rich multicultural heritage of the borderland region and promoting dialogue and new forms of cooperation between its many ethnic groups and cultures.

In mid-July students will also have the opportunity to attend Basovishcha, the annual festival of Belarusian rock music organized by the Belarusian Students' Association in the town of Gródek (Haradok) east of Bialystok. At the end of the program, from August 8-19, students will have the option of traveling to Belarus on a tour including Hrodna, Navahrudak, Slonim, Niasviž, Mir, Minsk, Polack, Viciebsk, Mahilou, Pinsk and Brest.

The program cost, including tuition, room, board, cultural program and excursions is $2,900 (the cost of the optional Belarus tour at the end of the program will be announced as details become available).

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Summer School Abroad: Energy Politics and Economics, 07/03-12/2009, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
Summer School
3-12 July, 2009
Energy Politics and Economics
In partnership with the Cambridge Center for Energy Studies,
Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK
Certificate Program

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) Summer School is a certificate program, aimed at bringing together world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy-makers with ADA students and faculty to examine and gain better understanding of issues of global importance and their practical application.

The 2009 Summer School will be dedicated to the study of "Energy Politics and Economics." Upon completion of the program, the participants will be issued a certificate by the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy and the Cambridge Center for Energy Studies.

Program Description

Full program is available at ada.edu.az/summerschool
The 2009 ADA Summer School is a joint program of ADA and the Cambridge Center for Energy Studies. It will examine major issues in energy politics and economics in the contemporary international system. A special emphasis will be put on the unique challenges and perspectives of energy exporters, addressing issues such as the current dynamics of oil and gas markets, investments in energy production under price volatility, impact of emerging climate change regimes on energy exporters, and revenue management. The program will also examine the interplay between international politics and energy supply, discuss issues such as the use of energy supply to promote foreign policy agendas and will look at the emerging trends in Caspian natural gas export.

The Summer School program will be interactive in its format and will provide extensive opportunity for professionals in the field of energy to interact and build long-lasting ties. The Summer School will also give opportunity to meet public and private sector leaders from Azerbaijan as well as other countries of the Caspian region.

To apply, please visit send CV and a motivation letter to summerschool@ada.edu.az by May 15, 2009.

Extra-curricula activities

The event will be held at the marvelous Retro Club Resort Hotel, a five-star beach resort outside Baku. While living and learning at the Retro Resort, participants will also enjoy outstanding recreation opportunities, including swimming in the legendary Caspian Sea. Downtown Baku is also easily accessible from Retro for night life, shopping, dining and sightseeing.

During the week-ends, the summer school will offer excursions to various regions of Azerbaijan, including unique sites connected to Azerbaijan's oil and gas industry of the past and present, such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline , the Sangachal oil terminal, "The Oil Rocks" – first city in the open sea, Naftalan oil baths resort, Gobustan Mud Volcanoes, and the museum of Azerbaijan's first oil baron, Haji Zeynalabidin Tagiyev.

International body of participants and scholars

Participants will include middle and senior level policy makers from a number of states, energy company representatives, academic faculty members, journalists focusing on energy, and representatives of regional and international organizations. The class is limited to 35 participants.

The summer school will be followed up with a research conference to be hosted in the winter by the Cambridge Center for Energy Studies, Judge School of Business, Cambridge University, UK.

Program expenses

Tuition fee for the ADA 2009 Summer School is 1500 USD. Merit based scholarships are available to the applicants. Participants are requested to cover their international travel and lodging expenses. ADA has arranged a discounted rate at the Retro Club Resort Hotel and nearby hotels for the Summer School participants. Local transportation, extra-curriculum activities and field trips, lunches and welcome reception will be covered by ADA.

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CfP: Study Group on the Russian Revolution, Queen's University, Belfast, 2-4 January 2010

Deadline: June 30, 2009
Call for Papers

The annual conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution will be held at Queen's University, Belfast on 2-4 January 2010.

Papers on any topic related to the revolution, covering any period from the 1870s to the 1930s, are welcome.

We encourage post-graduate participation at our conference.
Post-graduates may contribute full papers or give a brief presentation on their research projects. Those attending will be eligible to apply to the Study Group for a subsidy of some of their conference costs if they are unable to obtain other funding.

Please email your paper proposal to the conference organizer, Dr Katy
Turton, at k.turton@qub.ac.uk by 30 June 2009.

Our website can be found at: http://www.basees.org.uk/sgrusrev.shtmlKaty Turton
Lecturer in European History
Queen's University, Belfast

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

Participant Recruiters
Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus
Position Description
SUMMARY:
The four month Participant Recruiter position serves as the American Councils program representative in the region and is responsible for all aspects of participant recruitment including: advertising competitions; interviewing candidates; conducting prerequisite testing; and associated record keeping. The position requires extensive travel throughout the country. The Recruiter must also interact with local governmental and educational officials at all levels in disseminating information about the programs and coordinating the testing process. The position reports to the country Program Hub Director and/or the Moscow administrative office. The position is a short-term, full-time position beginning mid-August and ending in December 2009.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
§ Attend initial training conference in Kyiv, Ukraine;
§ Coordinate recruitment activities to ensure the timely and proper conduct of the competition;
§ Secure publicity and advertising
§ Organize and arrange the testing location;
§ Conduct testing;
§ Organize and participate in meetings with candidates and their parents;
§ Conduct interviews with semi-finalist candidates;
§ Complete all reporting on finances and recruitment activities.

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

TO APPLY:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: resumes@americancouncils.org. Please put "Participant Recruiter" in the email subject line. Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

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March 20, 2009

CfP: "RUSSIA'S INTERNAL COLONIZATION", 03/23-25/2010, Passau

Deadline: May 31, 2009

Call for Papers: RUSSIA'S INTERNAL COLONIZATION
Conference in Passau (Germany), 23-25 March 2010

There's a Russian saying that any new idea begins with the response that "It can't be so," and ends with the assertion that "Everyone has always known that it is so." We believe that the idea of Russia's internal colonization has reached the middle point of this process.

At this conference, we intend to construe the concept of internal colonization as a new interdisciplinary paradigm for Russian Studies. Some of the questions that will frame this debate will be: Was Russia an empire and what constituted its colonies? How did the relationship between internal and external colonization change throughout Russian imperial history? How did the Russian Other oscillate between the not entirely estranged Svoi and the not entirely assimilated Chuzhie? What do the peculiar rhetoric and grammar of Vasilii Kliuchevskii's famous phrase, "The history of Russia is the history of a country that colonizes itself", actually mean? How does the conceptual framework of Postcolonial Studies change when tested against Russian cultural history? What are the implications of the idea of Russia's internal colonization for contemporary Russia? What are its implications for contemporary theory?

By launching this conference, we intend to stimulate a free exchange between ideas and personalities across disciplinary borders. We are inviting Russian and Western historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, philosophers, and other colleagues who study Russia of any period. Contributions on specific authors, historical periods, genres of culture, etc. are welcome, as are theoretical papers. Please be advised that the conference will be held in Russian and the volume of its materials will be also published in Russian.

The conference will be held in Passau, Germany. Passau is situated on the Danube river, in the region where Bavaria, Austria and the Czech Republic meet. The closest international airport in Munich is approximately 2 hours away from Passau. The proceedings of the conference will take place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of March 2010; the 22nd is reserved for arrival, while departure is planned for the 26th. This will give speakers the opportunity to continue to the Annual BASEES conference at Cambridge scheduled for the 27th-29th of March 2010.

We will be able to cover the costs of your accommodation as well as breakfast, lunch and coffee during the conference. Additionally, we have sufficient funding to contribute towards your travel expenses if needed. Details will be negotiated individually.

If you are interested in participating in the conference, we would appreciate it if you would let us know via e-mail to ae264@cam.uk.ac and uffelmann@uni-passau.de by 31 May 2009. Please include a preliminary title of your contribution, an abstract of 200-300 words, and a short CV. Finalists will be contacted by the end of June. A Russian version of this call for papers can be found on the conference webpage:
http://www.phil.uni-passau.de/slavische-literaturen-und-kulturen/konferenzen/vnutrenniaia-kolonizatsiia-rossii.html
Alexander Etkind (Cambridge, UK) and Dirk Uffelmann (Passau, Germany)

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Summer study abroad: Minorities in Eastern Europe, Hannover

Minorities in Eastern Europe. Minority Politics and Minority Conflicts in Eastern Europe from the 19th to the 21st Centuries

Leibniz Universität Hannover Summer Academy

30 August – 13 September 2009

Call for Papers

The powder keg of the Caucasus is not the only situation which demonstrates that the problem of minorities continues to be ever-present and explosive on many borders of Eastern Europe. Although it is currently not as rife with conflict as it has been in the past, the existence of ethnic or religious minorities is characteristic for almost every state in Eastern Europe. Nation states emerged from the ashes of the Russian and Habsburg Empires which nonetheless had the same multiethnic composition as what had gone before. Even the “ethnic cleansing” carried out during and after the Second World War did not create the ethnically homogeneous nation states envisioned by those who had organized the violent expulsion of so-called undesirable groups. The collapse of the Soviet Block has by no means brought an end to the multiethnic diversity of many nation states in Eastern Europe. The integration of minorities has still not succeeded everywhere; conflicts between titular nations and minorities are not events from the distant past, but are still with us today. The postulated “end of nationalism” in Europe has proven to be little more than wishful thinking. The states of Eastern Europe are, for the most part, still far from seeing themselves as multiethnic communities based on the interaction of citizens with various ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Leibniz Universität Hannover's summer academy Minorities in Eastern Europe will make this potential for conflict the subject for interdisciplinary historical and political analysis. The goal is an intensive debate of the historical and political dimensions of diverse ethnic and religious interests, national minority politics and the conflict situations in Eastern Europe. The existence of minorities will be considered not so much as a “problem” rather than as a political enrichment for any nation state based on the principles of citizenship.

Program

Our two-week summer academy offers a variety of learning opportunities organized in cooperation with our Eastern European partner universities. Presentations, seminars, an international colloquium for PhD students, simulation of a fictitious minority conflict, films, excursions and an interesting cultural program mean that our summer academy will be diverse and attractive for all who are interested. Outstanding scholars and experts will broaden the historical and political horizons of the minority question.
Visit the website at http://www.hist.uni-hannover.de/sommerakademie/minderheiten-in-osteuropa/


Among our lecturers and seminar leaders are Prof. Dr. Jörg Baberowski (Berlin), Dr. Daina Bara (Vilnius), PD Dr. Ulrike von Hirschhausen (Hamburg/Leipzig), Prof. Dr. Christiane Lemke (Hannover), Dr. Nils Muiznieks (Riga), Dr. Sören Philipps (Hannover), Prof. Dr. Malte Rolf (Hannover), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmale (Wien), Dr. Darius Staliunas (Vilnius), Dr. Katrin Steffen (Lüneburg), Prof. Dr. Theodore Weeks (Carbondale/IL, USA), Dr. Anna Veronika Wendland (Marburg).


Participants and Admission

The summer academy Minorities in Eastern Europe is directed at PhD students and those in the advanced stages of a master's program. Participants will be chosen according to a multi-level selection process. Applications must be submitted to the contact person named below by 15 May 2009. Along with the completed application form, you must submit all required documents: a letter of application, a CV, a strong letter of recommendation from a university teacher and proof of your skills in German or English (DSH or TOEFL).

More Information

9 ECTS points will be awarded upon successful completion of the summer academy. Furthermore, successful participants will receive a certificate to be recognized in their university transcripts. The fee for the course is €100.00. This fee will be reimbursed upon completion of the summer academy.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed on request according to the country allowances of the DAAD. Free accommodation has been arranged in Hanover. The DAAD can arrange for a reasonably priced health insurance policy to cover you during your stay. The application form and further detailed information about our program, admission requirements, the application process and deadlines can be found at http://www.hist.uni-hannover.de/sommerakademie/minderheiten-in-osteuropa/
and http://www.europe.uni-hannover.de/index.php?id=430&L=0 The summer academy Minorities in Eastern Europe has been made possible by the DAAD with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various institutions of Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Prof. Dr. Malte Rolf
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Historisches Seminar
Im Moore 2130167 Hannover
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)511-762-4201 (Sekretariat)
Fax: +49 (0)511-762-3128
Email: malte.rolf@hist.uni-hannover.de

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CfP Journal: Black Sea Studies

Karadeniz Arastirmalari (Black Sea Studies) is an academic quarterly, dealing with social science studies on the 'broader' Black Sea basin, that is, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Anatolia and Eastern Europe. It completed its 5fth volume (No 20) with great stability and academic seriousness. It is published both in print and .pdf versions, which can be reached at www.karamder.org. Essays are published in Turkish, English and Russian,. We welcome new contributions for the next issues. English version of the website is under construction, but you can find English abstracts after clicking each essay. You can find previous issues at http://www.karamder.org/karam/karamarsiv. The last issue is available on the homepage.

Bilgehan A. Gokdag
President of the Center for Black Sea Studies
batsiz@yahoo.com

Yahya Kemal Tastan
Editor of the Journal "Karadeniz Arastirmalari"
karadenizarastirmalari@gmail.com

Osman Karatay
Advisor to the editor
karatay.osman@gmail.com

Karadeniz Arastirmalari Merkezi
(Center for the Black Sea Studies)
www.karamder.org
Mithatpasa Caddesi, Kivanc Apt.
No: 54/18 / Kizilay / ANKARA
Tel: (90 312) 431 53 95

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CfP: 1989 2009 Hungarian Generations, 05/28/2009, Budapest

Deadline: April 10, 2009

In the last decades, economical and social changes have deeply affected behaviors and relations within the Hungarian society, studies on the effects of regime change on economics and politics now being classics. This exceptional convention of the Hungarian Sociological Association hosted by the French Institute of Budapest would like to observe the impact of the transition on generations and the relationships between age groups. Socialization agents (school, families, work places...) and their norms have been affected by the transition and relayed to actors new expectations and eventual opportunities to negotiate and to modify their life histories.

Three approaches are suggested.

1. The conceptualization of ages and social roles of generations in Hungary
2. The ages as targets and actors of discourses and politics.
3. The relations between generations

Abstracts of 1000 signs in English, Hungarian or French language should be submitted by sending them by e-mail to generationshongroises@gmail.com before the 10th of April. The convention will take place the 28th of May 2009 in Budapest.

Yasmine Debarge
Email: yasminedebarge@yahoo.com
Visit the website at http://www.szociologia.hu

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Summer Study: ASU Critical Languages Institute

The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University is accepting applications for summer 2009 courses in:

Albanian I, II
Armenian I, II
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, II
Macedonian I, II
Polish I
Russian I, II, III
Tajik-Persian I, Tajik-Farsi II
Tatar I, II
Uzbek I

These CLI classes
**are tuition free
**provide 8 semester credits
**run 8 weeks (June 8 - July 31)
**are accompanied by optional 3-week summer study-abroad programs (Aug 3 - 21)
**require a $500 non-refundable program payment

For more information, visit http://asu.edu/cli or contact us at cli@asu.edu

Full scholarships (incl. room, board, books, study abroad) available for a limited number of ROTC cadets/midshipmen in Russian, Tajik-Persian, and Uzbek. See http://melikian.asu.edu/rotc.php for details.

CLI also offers a 6-credit advanced mastery Albanian course for advanced graduate students and heritage speakers (June 22 - July 31); tuition free; $500 program payment.

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GRANTS: The Open Society Institute Central Eurasia Project

Deadline: April 10, 2009

GRANTS- The Open Society Institute Central Eurasia Project

Call for Proposals: Central Eurasia Project

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

The Central Eurasia Project's grant-making generally dovetails with its research and advocacy agenda. While CEP does not limit the amount that can be requested in a grant application, it encourages applicant
organizations to demonstrate funding from other donors. Both single
and multi-year proposals are accepted. With the exception of
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the Central Eurasia Project will not
consider proposals for projects implemented in a single country and
benefiting solely the population of that country. Such project
proposals should be addressed to the Soros foundations in the
respective countries

In 2009, Central Eurasia Project funds are available in the following
programmatic areas: Human Rights, Labor Migration, Electricity and
Hydropower Transparency, and Social and Economic Rights.

How to Apply

If you believe that your project meets the above-mentioned criteria,
the Central Eurasia Project invites you to submit a one-page letter of inquiry in English summarizing your organization's mission and the
proposed project's statement of purpose, main activities, and
requested budget by April 10, 2009. Letters of inquiry may be
submitted in Russian provided that they are accompanied by an English
translation. Upon reception of your letter of inquiry, the Central
Eurasia Project will consider your proposed project and will notify
you by April 17, 2009 with an invitation to submit a full grant
application should the project meet CEP criteria. Full grant
applications will be accepted in English or in Russian. The deadline
for submission of grant applications is May 15, 2009.

Please visit http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/focus_areas
for a detailed description of programmatic areas and
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/focus_areas/guidelines for complete grant guidelines.

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March 19, 2009

CfP: Balkans and Kosovo, Economy and Politics, 04/27-28/2009, Prishtina

Deadline: MARCH 28, 2009

UNIVERSUM INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON BALKANS AND KOSOVO: ECONOMY AND POLITICS
27-29 April 2009

Prishtina, Kosovo

INVITATION: Universum Institute for Economic and Social Studies invites scientists, researchers and scholars all over the world to the international conference on `Balkans and Kosovo: Economy and Politics'. Please find below the sub-topics of the conference.

PROPOSALS: should be written in one page with main arguments and keywords including suggestion for possible sub-topic. Participants can also suggest their own panel. Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of experts for each sub-topic.

PARTICIPATION FEE: There is NO participation fee for the conference.

TRANSPORTATION and ACCOMMODATION: To be covered by the participant. Only partial accommodation expenses will be covered for limited number of participants. Please state your need for partial expense reimbursement in your application.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS IS 28 MARCH 2009. All proposals should be sent by email at ercan.gundoan@universum-ks.org
or info@universum-ks.org

PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE
1. SUB-TOPIC: SOCIALIST EXPERIENCES IN BALKANS
* The Soviet Influence
* Different Socialist Experiences:
* Romania,
* Bulgaria,
* Albania,
* Yugoslavia and Kosovo
2. SUB-TOPIC: TOWARDS THE END OF COLD WAR
* Dissolution of the Socialist States and Yugoslavia
* Types of Conflict and Forces of Dissolution
* International Interventions
3. SUB-TOPIC: FIRST PERIOD OF THE POST-COLD WAR TRANSITIONS
* Reactions to Collapse
* Searches and Ready Prescriptions
* Market and State
4. SUB-TOPIC: SECOND AND PRESENT PERIOD OF THE POST-COLD WAR TRANSTIONS
* Old and New Problems: Historical Comparative Perspectives
* Directions: Neo-liberalism, Social Democracy, Market Socialism
* Recovery
* Europe and Integration
* USA
* NATO
5. BALKANS AND KOSOVO: FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
* Global Possibilities and Threats
* Integration and Disintegration
* World System Perspectives

Publication: All the papers will be published in a special volume of Universum Journal, to be published in May 2009.

Further information can be obtained from the website of the Conference www.universum-ks.org/conference

Prof Dr Ercan Gundogan, Head of Department
Public Administration and International Relations
Universum Institute for Economic and Social Studies
Veterrniku, pn, Prishtina, Kosovo, 10000

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CfP: Migration and social theory, 06/12-13/2009, Trento, Italy

Deadline: March 30, 2009
Migration and social theory: call for papers
Location: Italy

Migration studies have greatly developed in the last decade. A new set of initiatives, projects, journals and forums have created a lively infrastructure for migration scholars. The number of researchers interested in the social dimension of spatial mobility has increased. Historical studies have dramatically modified our contemporary understanding of spatial mobility. Several ambitious research projects have started releasing large data-sources for public use, thus allowing for sophisticated analyses. Once a marginal topic, international migration is now a central concern in all the social sciences. The development of migration research has triggered a set of theoretical debates that have greatly contributed to a new understanding of the social dimension of spatial mobility. The conference wants to provide a venue for a critical review of the state of theoretical work on international migration as well as an assessment of its relevance for general social theory. Which is the state of current theories of international migration? Can migration research contribute to the development of an adequate understanding of contemporary societies?

The conference will be held in Trento, Italy (June 12 - 13, 2009). The languages will be English and Italian. Researchers interested in
participating are requested to submit an abstract of the proposed paper, not exceeding 500 words, by March the 30th, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be delivered in April 2009. Abstracts and requests for further information should be submitted to the Conference Coordinator at the following email address: smms@soc.unitn.it

SMMS (Scenari migratori e mutamento sociale)
Trento University
Via Verdi 26
38100 Trento - Italia
Phone: (00390)0461 881322, Fax: 0461 881348


Email: smms@soc.unitn.it

Visit the website at http://www.soc.unitn.it/dsrs

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CfP: Post-Communism and the New European Identity, 11/05-07/2009, Oradea Romania

Deadline: July 15, 2009

The Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues within the Faculty of Political Science and Communication, University of Oradea (www.e-migration.ro) is organizing the International Conference "Post-Communism and the New European Identity", that will be held on November 5th -7th , 2009 in Oradea, Romania.
The main topics of the conference are:
1. Identity and mobility in Europe
2. The image of the New Europe in the mass-media
3. Institutional changes and democratic reforms after the fall of communism

By this conference, The Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues is continuing its previous series of events in the field of identity and migration, trying to bring together the scholars and specialists involved in the research of these issues, to consolidate the partnerships established with researchers from Romania and abroad and to find future directions for cooperation and new research opportunities. Also, the conference marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism, inviting researchers to submit papers related to the institutional changes and democratic reforms of the transition.

Proposal submission: Proposals (including a paper title and a 250-300 words abstract of the proposed paper) should be submitted by email as MS Word attachment to contact@e-migration.ro,
before July 15th, 2009. The papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference volume. Several selected papers could be published in the Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (see www.jims.e-migration.ro).

Fees: The conference fee is 25 Euro (100 lei) and has to be paid directly to the organizers before the conference. The fee covers the conference materials and publication of the papers. The accommodation and meals are in charge of participants (the organizers will provide information concerning more types of accommodation).

The registration form and the preliminary program of the conference will be available soon on the RCIMI' website www.e-migration.roOVIDIU PALCU
PhD Candidate
University of Athens
Faculty of Political Science

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Funding: US Embassy Policy Specialist

Deadline: April 6, 2009

US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program, IREX

IREX is pleased to announce 2009-2010 competition for the US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.

The EPS Program provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up to eight weeks to serve US Embassies as policy specialists on a chosen topic and pursue their own research project independently.

EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and housing and provides a living stipend.

Eligible Embassies and Fields:
* Azerbaijan (US Embassy, Baku)
*Environment
*Labor
* Religion

*Georgia (US Embassy, Tbilisi)
*Civil Society

* Kazakhstan (US Embassy, Astana)
* Inter-Ethnic Relations
* Religion

*Moldova (US Embassy, Chisinau)
*Civil Society
* Economics

* Russia (US Consulate, Vladivostok)
* Economics

*Tajikistan (US Embassy, Dushanbe)
* Economics
*Education
* Politics

* Turkmenistan (US Embassy, Ashgabat)
* Environment and Agriculture

The EPS application and supporting materials are available on the IREX website:

http://www.irex.org/programs/eps/index.asp

Completed applications are due no later than April 6, 2009

Postdoctoral Scholars and Professionals with advanced
degrees (MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD)
are eligible to apply for the EPS Program

Questions may be addressed to the EPS Program Staff at
eps@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188

EPS is funded by the United States Department of State
Title VIII Program

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CfP Essay: Essay contest on Cold War, Virginia Military Institute

Deadline: June 15, 2009

Essay contest on Cold War, Virginia Military Institute

For the fifth year, the John A. Adams Center at the Virginia
Military Institute is pleased to announce that it will award prizes for the best unpublished papers dealing with the United States military in the Cold War era (1945-1991). Any aspect of the Cold War is eligible, with papers on war planning, intelligence, logistics, and
mobilization especially welcome. Please note that essays which
relate aspects of the Korean and Southeast Asian conflicts to the
larger Cold War are also open for consideration.

Not only do we welcome your submission of previously unpublished
pieces, but we encourage you to pass along this notice to any
colleagues or promising graduate students who might be working
in this area.

Prizes: First place will earn a plaque and a cash award of $2000;
second place, $1000 and a plaque; and third place, $500 and a plaque.

Procedures: Entries should be tendered to the Adams Center at VMI
by 15 June 2009. Please make your submission by Microsoft Word and
limit your entry to a maximum of twenty-five pages of double-spaced
text, exclusive of documentation and bibliography. A panel of judges will, over the summer, examine all papers and the Adams Center will announce its top three rankings early in the fall of 2009. The Journal of Military History will be happy to consider those award winners for publication.


Professor Malcolm Muir, Jr., Director
John A. Adams '71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute; Lexington, VA 24450
540-464-7447/7338
Fax: 540-464-7246
Email: muirm@vmi.edu

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Funding: Postgrad, Belfast

Postgraduate Studentship in History , Queen's University

Belfast, Ireland

Postgraduate Studentships in History are available for Sept. 2009
entry at Queen's University Belfast, funded by AHRC and DEL.

For details please see:
http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/History/ProspectiveStudents/PostgraduateResearchDegrees/SourcesofFunding/Includes sources of funding for U.S. students

All competitions close 31 March 2009.

Dr Fearghal McGarry
School of History and Anthropology
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast
Northern Ireland
Email: f.mcgarry@qub.ac.uk
Visit the website at
http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/

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Scholarship: EE Junior Scholars Training Seminar, 08/07-10/2009, Seattle

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) and the East European Studies Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are now soliciting applications for the twenty-second annual training seminar for junior scholars in East European studies, be held in Seattle, Washington from August 7-10, 2009, at the Talaris Conference Center. Participants in this exciting seminar will present their research; discuss the works of other junior scholars; and exchange impressions of the state of the field with a group of senior scholars. These scholarships are only available to US citizens or permanent residents who are graduate students enrolled in a doctoral or masters program or recent graduates in any field of East European studies.

For more information on the Junior Scholars Training Seminar, including application instructions, see the following page:
http://www.nceeer.org/Programs/JSTS/jsts.php


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Job: Development director, Sarajevo

Development director

UWC-IBO Initiative in BiH Development office, Sarajevo

Background:
UWC-IBO Initiative in BiH founded United World College in Mostar in September 2006. The College is located in Mostar Gymnasium and represents the first post-war integrated school in BiH. Students from BiH and the world, 16 to 18 years old, attend the internationally recognized International Baccalaureate program. UWC-IBO Initiative in BiH also organizes professional development activities for BiH teachers and educational authorities and cooperates with the Second Gymnasium in Sarajevo and Gymnasium Banja Luka, which also offer the IB program. For more information on UWC-IBO Initiative in BiH please refer to our web site: www.uwc-ibo.org
The Development Director will be responsible to the Executive Committee of the UWC-IBO Initiative in BiH. The role of the Development Director will be:
* The supervision and coordination of the activities of the Center for professional development of BiH Teachers
* The direction of public relations for the Initiative, including liaison with the media, and with entity and cantonal ministries, embassies, NGO’s and other international agencies, organizations and programs in the field of education
* The organization of conferences and workshops on behalf of the Initiative
* The management of the Initiative’s development budget, and participation in the programme’s overall budgetary analyses.
* The coordination of the Initiative’s fundraising, including the drafting of applications and reports

The successful candidate must have already demonstrated his/her abilities to manage highly demanding multiple tasks in both local and international contexts. S/he needs to be able to assume a leadership role and to take independent initiatives. He or she will have excellent communication skills and will understand the value of close consultation with both professional and volunteer colleagues. The ideal candidate will be fluent in both, the languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in English, a university graduate with an academic or working background in education, and at least five years of relevant work experience.

Kindly forward a one-page cover
letter, and a maximum 2-page CV by the deadline of17th March 2009 at development@uwcim.uwc.org with subject line: Application for Development director position. Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.

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2009 JUNIOR SCHOLAR TRAINING WORKSHOPS

2009 Junior Scholar Training Workshops on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2009 JUNIOR SCHOLAR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Held in conjunction with the Fisher Forum
"Mobility in Russia and Eurasia"
June 15-17
Moderators: Willard Sunderland (History, University of Cincinnati) and Sarah
Phillips (Anthropology, Indiana University)
Balkan Studies Training Workshop
"Blurring Boundaries and Shifting States: Accession and Secession in
Southeastern Europe"
June 8-10
Moderator: Carol Leff (Political Science, University of Illinois)
Eurasia Studies Training Workshop
"Islam and Muslim Identities in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia"
June 10-12
Moderator: John Schoeberlein (Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University)

Slavic Reference Service Individualized Research Practicum

Duration of the Lab

The Slavic Reference Service offers Individualized Research Practicum to select Summer Lab associates. Associates can apply using the SRL
application.

Voluntary Discussion Group: Russian History and Culture

June 15-18

Coordinator: Ann Kleimola (Professor of History, University of Nebraska)

For more information contact the Russian, East European and Eurasian
Center at the University of Illinois at http://www.reec.uiuc.edu or by
phone at 217.333.1244.
Tracie Wilson, Associate Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
108 International Studies Building, MC-487
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-6022
wilsont@illinois.edu

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Study Abroad: Europe meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders, 04/28 - 05/02/2009, Berlin

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is delighted to announce the launch of a new program.

Europe meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders, will take place in Berlin from April 28th - May 2nd, 2009.

By taking part in Europe meets Russia, young leaders will gain insight into cultural diplomacy, and learn from influential figures. Students and young professionals will develop contacts on social and professional levels through the participation of interesting lectures, challenging workshops, and discussions, that cover the state of the European-Russian relationship, and how it influences economic, political and societal relations today.

The ICD is now accepting applications for participants with an active interest in the issue.

Please see the following link for further information, including the application form:

http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_program_emr_introduction

For specific inquiries into the program, please contact us at: emr@culturaldiplomacy.org

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization concerned with the promotion of intercultural understanding. Our activity includes conducting research into cultural diplomacy and the organization of leadership initiatives. ICD Programs have been developed to facilitate intercultural exchange at the grass roots, civil society and political levels. Participants are encouraged to develop their own leadership initiatives, which are supported through an online forum and personal consultation.

To learn more about the ICD, please visit our website: www.culturaldiplomacy.org

Mark Donfried - Director & Founder
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Keithstr. 14, Berlin, D-10787 Germany
Phone: +49/(0)30 2360 7680
Fax: +49/(0)30 2360 768 11
http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org

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CfP: Essay Collection, The Margin and the Mainstream in Romanian Culture

Deadline: April 30th, 2009

Essay Collection: The Margin and the Mainstream in Romanian Culture

Several essays are still needed for a forthcoming collection on the relationships between the Romanian mainstream and the ethnic minorities within this state's fluctuating borders, beginning with late nineteenth century. At this point, we particularly welcome previously unpublished studies on the relationships between the majority and the German, Hungarian and Roma ethic groups as evinced by public sphere collective constructs at work in various periods of modern Romania.

Specifically, we are interested in essays that approach the reception of literary texts written by such minority writers by mainstream cultural institutions, including the development of standards that define `national literature' and implicitly the national canon, as well as national curricula and secondary education literature handbooks. We equally welcome essays that address issues of national and / or ethnic identity as reflected by literary texts written by German- /Hungarian-Romanian writers.

This collection will be published in English in late 2009, as part of the deliverables included in a research project financed by the Romanian National Council for Research, titled Cultures of Diaspora: The Margin and the Mainstream in Jewish-Romanian and Jewish-American Literatures. Approval has been sought and provisionally obtained for the subsequent inclusion of the volume in an academic research data base.
Please address inquiries and send abstracts of up to 500 words and a brief CV (as Word docs) to cultures.of.diaspora@gmail.com by April 30th, 2009. Authors will be notified of their acceptance by May 10th
2009 and will be expected to submit completed essays of 4,000-7,000 words (MLA Citation Style) by mid July 2009.

Project Team Members,
Ass. Prof. Mihai Mîndra, University of Bucharest - Project Director
Prof. Victor Neumann, University of Timisoara - Senior Researcher
Prof. Stephen Whitfield, Brandeis University - Senior Researcher
Camelia-Dana Mihailescu, University of Bucharest -Junior Researcher
Emilia Postolache, University of Bucharest - Junior Researcher

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Internship: NATO Internship Programme 2010

Selection Process
NATO Internship Programme 2010

The 7th Call for Application for an internship in 2010, is open from 2nd March until 6th June 2009.

Do you study Political Science, International Relations or Security Studies? Are you an interdisciplinary candidate with qualifications in Economics, Finance, or Human Resources? Have you studied Information Technology, Web or Graphic design, or Library Sciences? Do you study Aeronautics or Engineering? Your background is Media, or Journalism? You speak Russian or Arabic?
Are you able to conduct independent research and analysis?

NATO needs your skills !

NATO Headquarters (HQ) introduced its Internship Programme in 2004. The aim of the programme is to provide a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to intern with the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

There is one call for applications per year, from March until June with two starting dates, in September and March the following year. Internships will in principle last 6 months.

Programme Objectives
The NATO Internship Programme has four main objectives:

To provide the Organisation with access to the latest theoretical and technical knowledge that the intern can apply through practical work assignments, as well as with additional staff resources.
To provide interns with an opportunity to learn from the NATO community and get a better understanding and a more balanced view of the Organisation.
To contribute to creating a more diverse workforce.
To expand understanding of NATO in Alliance countries.

What does NATO offer?
Interns will benefit by experiencing an international organisation from the inside while substantiating their Curriculum Vitae.

Internships are offered in the following areas:

Defence Policy and Planning
Defence Investment
Executive Management
NATO Office of Security
Operations
Political Affairs and Security Policy
Public Diplomacy
NATO Office of Resources
Private Office
Agencies: IMS (International Military Staff), SHAPE, NC3A, NAMA, ...
Remuneration: Interns receive a lump sum of € 600 per month. The salary is not exempt from taxation.

Application Instructions

The 7th Call for Application for an internship in 2010, is open from 2nd March until 6th June 2009.

If you are interested in doing an internship at NATO HQ, here is how it works:

1) You need to submit electronically:

The completed Application Form
Curriculum Vitae
Letter of motivation, indicating why you want to intern at NATO HQ and why you chose a specific division.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed. Due to the high number of applications received we will not be able to get back to you in case of incomplete information.
Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered.
2) A security clearance from your national authorities is obligatory before your start of internship. Please be aware that the clearance process can only be started after you receive your conditional offer of acceptance. Your national delegation will contact you, so there is no need to do anything before that.

3) If you hold a grant or scholarship for your internship at NATO HQ, you are not bound by the deadlines for applications and the periods for the internship. You can simply send us a completed Application Form and attach your CV and a letter of motivation.

Contacts
Questions about the Internship Programme can be sent by e-mail to:
internships@hq.nato.int

Applications, together with a CV and a one page essay on your motivations, should be sent by e-mail to: intern.applications@hq.nato.int

Leave: After three months of service, interns shall be entitled to leave (including sick leave) at the rate of 2.5 working days for every month of service completed.

Eligibility Criteria
Current students and recent graduates (1 year) with:

Age: over 21 at the time of internship (for insurance purposes)
Nationality: nationals of a NATO member state*
Studies: at least two years of university study or equivalent
Languages: proficiency in one of the official NATO languages (English/French); desirable working knowledge of the other.
Interns are required to have health insurance coverage, and to take care of formalities with Belgian authorities regarding their stay in Belgium: Federal Public Service of the Interior, Chaussée d’Anvers 59B, 1000 Brussels (phone: + 32 2 206 15 99, http://www.dofi.fgov.be or http://diplobel.fgov.be or www.diplomatie.be ), or Belgian Embassies and Consulates outside Belgium.

All interns will require a security clearance from their national authorities prior to working at NATO. The procedure will be initiated as soon as the candidate has been selected.

Please refer to the NATO Internship Programme Policy for a full description of the programme.

* Nationals of NATO partner countries (PfP/EAPC) should contact their delegation at NATO HQ directly for information on internships.

OVIDIU PALCU

PhD Candidate
University of Athens
Faculty of Political Science

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Fellowship: Regimes of Historicity Project, CAS Sofia

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDY SOFIA

2009/2010 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

under the research project

REGIMES OF HISTORICITY AND DISCOURSES OF MODERNITY AND IDENTITY, 1900-1945, IN EAST-CENTRAL, SOUTHEASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPE

October 2008 – June 2010

Supported by the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Germany and the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Sweden.

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (Bulgaria) announces a Call for Applications for participation in the international project Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-Central, Southeastern and Northern Europe (see Brief Description below).

General conditions

CAS will award five research fellowships to scholars working in the area of the social sciences and humanities for a period of 9 months (1 October 2009 – 30 June 2010). The programme envisages individual research and participation in two working sessions and one extended colloquium. Non-Bulgarian Fellows can spend in-residence research periods of varying length in Sofia (negotiable in each individual case).

The selected Fellows will receive a monthly fellowship of 750 Euro (including travel allowance and research expenses). The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia provides the academic, organisational and administrative support for the research. All technical and library facilities of the Centre are available to the Fellows.

Deadline for applications: 20 April 2009

Eligibility

• Scholars working in the social sciences and/or the humanities from any country, holders of a doctoral degree or at the final stage of fulfilling the requirements for such a degree;
• Applicants may not be older than 45 years of age at the start of the fellowship period;
• The applicants’ proposals should fall into the thematic area of the project. Please see the Full Research Description enclosed (PDF).

Detailed information about the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia and the project Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-Central, Southeastern and Northern Europe is available at www.cas.bg.

Working language and language skill requirements

The Fellows will work in an international research team, where all discussions, workshops and other events will be in English, as should be the final research paper to be submitted for publication. Only applicants fluent in English (oral and written) will be considered and a certificate or another proof of language proficiency is highly recommended.

The application package must be submitted in English by e-mail to the contact person indicated below and must include:

1. Research proposal (no more than 1500 – 1800 words) including: • a short description of the planned research, • methodology, • contribution to the overall research aims of the Regimes of Historicity project, • general framework of interpretation; • selected bibliography (10-15 works) on the topic.

2. Brief (1 page max.) scientific self-evaluation of the applicant (demonstrating the applicant's potential to go significantly beyond the state of the art, a presentation of the content of the scholarly contributions of the applicant to his/her own research field; the recognition and diffusion that these contributions have received: publications, citations or appropriate equivalents, students/international prizes and awards, institution-building, other);

3. CV and list of publications;

4. Optional: a relevant text (chapter of a dissertation, publication, etc.) of up to 25 pages;

5. Names and contact details of 2 referees.

Selection procedure

The selection will be carried out by the CAS Academic Advisory Council, an international body composed of prominent scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. The final results will be announced in May, 2009 via email to the applicants and on the Centre’s website: www.cas.bg.

Criteria governing the selection

• innovative insights • interdisciplinary approach • comparative approach • relation to the overall thematic framework of the project • important publications on the topic or in a related field.


Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-Central, Southeastern and Northern Europe

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

For the full research description, please see the attached file, or the announcement on the Centre’s homepage at www.cas.bg

The Regimes of Historicity project focuses on the comparative analysis of the various ideological traditions thematising the connection between modernity and historicity – a connection lying at the core of modern identity-narratives in the post-romantic era (1900-1945) - in three “small-state” regions: East-Central, Southeastern, and Northern Europe. The choice of ideologies as the vantage point of our research involves visions of past and future, of continuity and discontinuity in a wide spectrum of twentieth-century social and political thinking about modernity and identity. Above all, we plan to concentrate on the ways these traditions have been shaped and interpreted by the different branches of the humanities and the newly formed social sciences. This will make it possible to reconsider the usual metaphors rooted in temporal dimensions that are used for non-core Western cultures, such as asynchrony, backwardness, catching-up, whose moral and
normative implications have been at the core of modernist and anti-modernist discourses ever since the dawn of the twentieth century. The process of cultural appropriation and mediation will be a central axis of investigation pointing to the complex interplay of local traditions and “imported” ideological packages. Extending two regional comparative paradigms – the long-standing Südostforschung and the more recent Nordic Spaces research – the project undertakes a comparison across historical regions testing for regional peculiarities and common European phenomena. This is also seen as opening up the possibility for formulating heuristic regional typologies, looking at the specific mechanisms of framing modernity in Southeastern, Central and Northern Europe.

As it is known, the entire discussion of regional differences (e.g. between East, West, North, Centre, Southeast, etc.) has been typically framed in terms of temporality – in notions such as backwardness, overtaking, progress and so on. Our reconstruction of the patterns of historicity - of the temporal visions historical actors held of their own contexts – seeks to challenge the centre-periphery backwardness narrative and render a more balanced picture of historical difference. We also see our research as offering an alternative to post-colonial narratives, which focus on the fundamental difference of the European core and the other, in that in our case the whole framework of otherness is relativised and fine-tuned. Comparing the various peripheries to each other could give us a certain insight into the issue of legacies – into the way tradition is framed in a Protestant, Orthodox or Muslim context; or in the long-term impact of competing
post-imperial and nation-state models of framing the past. We thus hope to develop a relativised but not necessarily relativist vision of political modernity capable to substantiate the vision of multiple modernities and thus open up the discussion of how imported models and local traditions are related to each other.

The two-year research agenda will be accomplished via four closely interrelated components that allow for the deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the theoretical problems in focus: Senior Fellowship Programme, Junior Fellowship Programme, Extended Colloquia and Guest-Scholar Programme. The Regimes of Historicity Fellows will work on their individual case studies and come together for joint working sessions, colloquia and conferences to discuss each others’ findings in the multidisciplinary and international environment provided by the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia. The core group of 10 junior scholars who will be selected via an open Call for Applications will be supervised by the project convenor Prof. Dr Diana Mishkova and the senior Fellows – researchers with extensive experience in the thematic field.

Please, email your application package not later than 20th April 2009 to:

Mr Dimiter Dimov
Project Coordinator
e-mail: dimov@cas.bg
Centre for Advanced Study Sofia
70 Neofit Rilski Str.
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
tel.: + 359 2 9803704 / fax: + 359 2 9803662

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Job: Caucasian Review of International Affairs

Job Vacancy from the Caucasian Review of International Affairs

The Caucasian Review of International Affairs (http://www.cria-online.org ) is looking for an online, part-time, voluntary Interview Editor. This position is open to all.

Responsibilities

-Contacting prominent academics, researchers, political figures and parliamentarians and gathering their details for our contact database, on a regular basis.
- Conducting interviews with these contacts on current events in the Caucasus, Eurasia, and international affairs. These interviews will be supervised by the editor, but the interview editor will also be required to propose relevant, interesting, and insightful questions.
- Collecting interview notes and editing them into a form which is suitable for publication.
- Following up interviews and maintaining contact with the relevant expert if required.

Requirements

- Native (or very fluent) English speaker.
- Student or graduate of disciplines such as political science, security studies, international relations, or cultural and linguistic studies related to Eurasia.
- A solid knowledge of the region and an interest in current events in Eurasia.
- Excellent written and analytical skills.
- The ability to pose intelligent and insightful questions, relevant to current events.
- The ability to work to strict deadlines.
- Experience in working remotely is desirable.

The position is ongoing and part-time. Interviews will be published every two weeks, so the commitment and flexibility to complete the interview process within a two-week timeframe is a requirement.

In case of interest the applicants are requested to send their CVs with a brief cover letter to:

jobs(at)cria-online.org

Potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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CfP: Southeastern Europe between, Carlowitz and the Peace of Adrianople, 1699-1829, 10/09-10/2009, Sofia

Deadline: May 15, 2009

Faculty of History, Sofia University, Sofia
10/09.10/2009, University of Sofia

The year 2009 marks the anniversary of two important historical events: it is 310 years since the Treaty of Carlowitz (1699) and 180 years since the Peace of Adrianople (1829). Both agreements frame an important transformative period in the history of Europe which includes the whole Continent as a geographical area. For Central and Western Europe this is the transition from the Ancien régime to a post-agrarian society, from Absolutism to the modern nation state. For the South East, for the Balkans, the 18th and the first third of the 19th centuries see the "emancipation of mentality", a new mobility within the Ottoman Empire and a new concept of nationality. The period also witnesses the foundation of new (that is, old pre-Ottoman) states in the Peninsula. For its part the Ottoman ruling elite thinks seriously about reforming the Empire, convinced that without such a "turn" the state will perish.

The Faculty of History of the Sv. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia is pleased to invite you to take part in the Round Table Empires and Peninsulas. Southeastern Europe between Carlowitz and the Peace of Adrianople, 1699-1829 (Society, War, Transition). Its aim is to stimulate research in and new approaches to specific and comparative topics within the history of Southeastern Europe. It is designed to attract scholars from different countries and different academic disciplines. We hope that the following sub-themes will arouse your scholarly interest:
1. Societies in Southeastern Europe - the Ottoman model, the Habsburg variant, "autonomous" and "peripheral" societies.
2. The Southeast in the policy-making of the European powers - economical and cultural penetration, wars, peace treaties, diplomacy.
3. Art of transition in Southeastern Europe - the transformation of Ottoman society; the modern nation in the South East - patterns of evolution; "modernization" as an economic, cultural and mental "re-orientation" in Southeastern Europe.

The Round Table will be held on 9-10th October 2009 in the Main Building of the University of Sofia. Participants are invited to present papers of about 20 minutes on the above-mentioned themes. The working languages of the Round Table are Bulgarian and English. The papers will be published in a separate volume.

Deadline for the call for papers is May 15th 2009. Applications should include an abstract of a maximum of 500 words, current post and contact address and be sent to one of the following email addresses:
balkanroundtable@clio.uni-sofia.bg, vaniaracheva@abv.bg, mariabaramova@yahoo.com
Applications in writing should be submitted to the following address: Round Table "Empires and Peninsulas", University of Sofia "Sv. Kliment Ohridski", Faculty of History, Boul. "Tsar
Osvoboditel" No. 15, 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria.

Between 1699 and 1829 Southeastern Europe was of great importance for European diplomacy. In this region Habsburg armies fought against the Sultan; it was here that the Eastern question emerged; and to some extent the Austrian War of Succession had its roots here. Russia had a
traditional interest in the Balkans and the Black Sea region and waged several wars against the Ottomans, waving the flag of religion and ideology in the process. Russian political dominance in Europe after the Congress of Vienna (1815) had its origins in their control of the lands in the European South East. Moreover, it is well known that some of the conflicts during the Napoleonic Era led directly through the Balkans.

Last but not least, in the "space between empires", in the contact zones and buffer lands between Habsburgs, Ottomans and Romanovs, the new "Balkan elites" enriched their political experience by trying to use the so-called "external factor" to achieve some kind of sovereignty. At a later stage they adopted "European models" for reform of their society and state.

During these decades the "small" national societies in Southeastern Europe - amongst them the Bulgarians - are pushed forward by the "impact of transformation". The changes that follow have their European roots, but also include a number of regionally specific features in the spheres of the economy, culture and politics. This gives us an intriguing opportunity to trace some contemporary parallels.

The term "Common European History", controversial though it may be, is without any doubt firmly linked to the past of the South East, not least due to the fact that in this region the power and influence of the great Continental Empires of Antiquity, the Middle Ages und the Modern Era have always been present. The years between Carlowitz (1699) and Adrianople (1829) emphasize this assumption. The tying of the South East to modern European civilization becomes such a clear-cut tendency that the emergence of the new states in the Peninsula during the 19th century can only confirm the ongoing process of modernization.

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CfP: AATSEEL,12/27-30/2009, Philadelphia

The 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) will be held in Philadelphia, PA, December 27-30. The first deadline for submission of abstracts is April 15,2009. For information about this meeting and details about submission procedures, please see the Call for Papers at the following site:
http://www.aatseel.org/program/

The Program Committee invites scholars in our world area to submit panel proposals that can be posted on the AATSEEL website, and the committee particularly encourages scholars to shape their proposed panels. Scholars in our field who wish to participate in the conference may alternatively submit individual abstracts of their intended papers.

All abstracts submitted for the April 15 deadline will undergo double-blind peer review, and authors will be notified of the results by mid-May. Abstracts and proposals for roundtables and forums may also be submitted by the final deadline of August 1, 2009. The Program Committee will find appropriate panel placements for all accepted abstracts.

All abstract authors must be AATSEEL members in good standing for 2009, or request a waiver of membership from the Chair of the AATSEEL Program Committee (burry.7@osu.edu), when they submit their abstracts for peer review. For information on AATSEEL membership, details on conference participation, and guidelines for preparing abstracts, please follow the links from AATSEEL's homepage (http://www.aatseel.org).

Alexander Burry
Chair, AATSEEL Program Committee
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Assistant Professor, Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
The Ohio State University
400 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus OH 43210
Phone: 614-247-7149

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CfP: Secrecy, 05/02/2009, New York University

Deadline: April 1, 2009

Secrecy
New York University
May 2, 2009

Call for Papers

If one of secrecy's main functions is, as has been often argued, to
distinguish a community of insiders from clueless outsiders, what would an interdisciplinary effort to understand secrecy look like? We invite you to have a hand at this question, hone new ones, and spill the secrets of your discipline by participating in Secrecy: An
Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at New York University on
Saturday, May 2, 2009. While many disciplines and modes of reading,
writing, listening and looking-from hermeneutics to psychoanalysis,
criminology to radiology, classical melodrama to samizdat literature and cinematic depth style-privilege the latent over the manifest, the
aesthetics and politics of secrecy vary widely and shift intriguingly.

So what happens when secrecy's prime location, framed dramatically
behind an iron curtain, teeming with invisible cities, camps, roads and dead ends, is suddenly open to tourism, investment, archival research, indifference, and CIA interrogation bases? Thus dislocated, where does secrecy go? What kinds of transformations does it undergo on the way? Does the cult of secrecy still flourish best, as Hannah Arendt suggested more than fifty years ago, when the ultimate secret is that there is no secret at all? Is secrecy then about fabricating as much as it is about withholding, not telling, censoring, or holding in reserve? Other possible topics can range from (and beyond) conspiracy theories to the spectacle of secrecy, confession and unmasking, cabinets noirs, invisible inks, and spoilers.

We invite graduate students and faculty to send a short proposal (about 150 words) for a twenty minute presentation to eliot.borenstein@nyu.edu
or cristina.vatulescu@nyu.edu by April 1, 2009.

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Europe meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is delighted to announce the launch of a new program. Europe meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders, will take place in Berlin from April 28th - May 2nd, 2009. By taking part in Europe meets Russia, young leaders will gain insight into cultural diplomacy, and learn from influential figures. Students and young professionals will develop contacts on social and professional levels through the participation of interesting lectures, challenging workshops, and discussions, that cover the state of the European-Russian relationship, and how it influences economic, political and societal relations today.

The ICD is now accepting applications for participants with an active interest in the issue. Please see the following link for further information, including the application form: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_program_emr_introduction


For specific inquiries into the program, please contact us at: emr@culturaldiplomacy.org

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization concerned with the promotion of intercultural understanding. Our activity includes conducting research into cultural diplomacy and the organization of leadership initiatives. ICD Programs have been developed to facilitate intercultural exchange at the grass roots, civil society and political levels. Participants are encouraged to develop their own leadership initiatives, which are supported through an online forum and personal consultation. To learn more about the ICD, please visit our website: www.culturaldiplomacy.org

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Keithstr. 14, Berlin, D-10787 Germany
Phone: +49/(0)30 2360 7680
Fax: +49/(0)30 2360 768 11
www.culturaldiplomacy.org


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Study Abroad: MA opportunity in Russian linguistics

Announcing a special opportunity for MA-level students of Russian and/or linguistics: Master Classes in RUSSIAN LINGUISTICS at the University of Tromsø Fall 2009: The History and Dialectology of Russian (RUS 3010; deadline May 1, 2009)
Spring 2010: Concepts & Categories: Contemporary Russian Cognitive
Linguistics (RUS 3030; deadline October 1, 2009)

See our website: http://hum.uit.no/lajanda/MAclasses/MAclasses.html

In the Fall semester, the course (RUS 3010) features the latest scientific breakthroughs in one of the most enduring and most famous controversies of Russian intellectual history, namely the authenticity of the Igor¹ tale. We also analyze recently discovered medieval birch bark letters and discuss their meaning for the evolution of the Russian language. These exciting findings are highlighted against the backdrop of materials from Old Church
Slavonic, Saint¹s Lives, Chronicles, and other texts, culminating with
Lomonosov and Derzhavin. Other components include liturgical and
iconographic use of language.

In the Spring semester, the course (RUS 3030) focuses on the crucial
affinities of Russian functional linguistics and Cognitive Linguistics
through a series of articles representing the best of both traditions.
Students improve their analytical abilities through a series of problem sets targeting grammatical phenomena of Russian. Other highlights include guest lectures and a symposium showcasing students¹ research.

For more information about this program, visit this site:
http://uit.no/humfak/7542/ or contact either Laura Janda or Tore Nesset directly. Detailed information for international students is below. Note that there are some differences in deadlines according to whether students are ³free movers² (self-financing) or financed through interuniversity
agreements. Please contact the international students department using the addresses listed below to confirm the exact deadline that applies to you.


All students can take advantage of individualized advising on a topic of their choice, and participate in empirical research projects, such as ³Exploring Emptiness². The presence of the research group, Slavic cognitive linguistics in Tromsø, and the University of Tromsø Cognitive Linguistics Reading Group constitute additional resources for students. There is also a Russian film series.


In addition to the course in Russian Linguistics, students can choose from among various tracks emphasizing special strengths of the University of Tromsø:
Russian studies: Further advanced study of Russian language and culture, with possible special emphasis on popular culture Theoretical linguistics: State-of-the-art courses in phonology and syntax through the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics
Scandinavian studies: Promotes expertise in the history and current
phenomena of Nordic languages
English studies: Polishing of English proficiency and theoretical background
Language acquisition: L1 and L2 acquisition studies drawing upon both
primary experimental research and scholarly articles
Indigenous studies: The languages and cultures of minority groups, with special emphasis on the Sami of northern Europe.

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

Contact persons in Tromsø:
€ Prof. Laura Janda (laura.janda@hum.uit.no
)
€ Prof. Tore Nesset (tore.nesset@hum.uit.no
)

Laura Janda and Tore Nesset are both accomplished scholars in the fields of
Cognitive and Slavic Linguistics, and Laura Janda is President of the
International Cognitive Linguistics Association
(http://www.cognitivelinguistics.org/). Their joint research project,
³Exploring Emptiness², is described at: http://uit.no/humfak/8775/
.

Laura Janda has focused most of her research on the semantics of case and aspect in Slavic. Her website can be found at: http://hum.uit.no/lajanda/

Tore Nesset¹s strongest interests are in Russian phonology and morphology..
His website can be found at: http://uit.no/humfak/3345/78


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

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

The complete course catalogue (in Norwegian and English) is available online
on http://uit.no/studier/emner/. While choosing your courses, please pay
attention to LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION mentioned in the description of the
course. Despite the fact that the entire course catalogue is translated into
English, it does not mean that all the courses are in English! Some courses
are in Norwegian only.
Each course unit has a course code (e.g. GEO - 3104). The letters of the
code is an abbreviation for the (Norwegian) name of the academic subject
(GEO = Geologi (Geology)). Courses fall into five general levels: 0000 -
1000 - 2000 - 3000 - 8000. The numbers of the code refer to the academic
level of the course. 0000 courses are at an introductory level, 1000 courses
at a basic level (Bachelor's degree), 2000 courses at an intermediate level
(Bachelor's degree), 3000 courses at an advanced level (Master's degree) and
8000 courses at PhD level.
You can find contact details to the contact person at your faculty on our
webpage (link: contact us at http://uit.no/english/7786/ ). The Faculty
coordinator can help you with your study programme in Tromso and your
Learning Agreement.

Useful information concerning accommodation (ONLINE booking
http://uit.no/english/7782/#accommodation ), facilities, cost of living, etc
are mentioned in General Info or in our FROM A - Z index - it is worth
having a look at it! Please note that in order to get a room, you must apply
online within the deadline (more information later).

How to book a room - guidelines
· Fill in Become a user first, and then register your personal details.
Instead of Social Security Number, you should write your date of birth - 6
digits: DDMMYY ). "Your educational establishment" is listed in Norwegian
only. You should choose one of the faculties, using one of the following
Norwegian shortcuts: MatNat (= Faculty of Sciences), SVFak (= Faculty of
Social Sciences), HUMFak (= Faculty of Humanities), JURFak (= Faculty of
Law), MEDFak (= Faculty of Medicine), NFH (= Norwegian College of Fishery
Science). Also "Start of the course" is in Norwegian only. Høst means Autumn
and vår means Spring. We hope that the Accommodation Office will correct
this information soon.
· The next step is to go to
http://www.boligtorget.no/sito/english/frameset.asp?genses=20060502085473399
7
97> . You should preferably choose "STUDIO" that gives you access to all
accommodation available and then ADD chosen address as the 1st priority to
the list.


The academic year in Tromsø starts early.
Autumn semester: 18th August 2009 ­ 18th December 2009
Spring semester: 6th January 2010 - 18th June 2010

The Introductory programme for new international students will be arranged
at the beginning of each semester.

If you feel like checking the weather in Tromso, you can have a look at
http://weather.cs.uit.no/
Information about the city itself is available on
http://www.destinasjontromso.no/
We look forward to hearing from you,
Best wishes from Tromso,

Kristine (kristine.bakkeby.moe@adm.uit.no) and Sigfrid
(sigfrid.kjeldaas@adm.uit.no)

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Job: Russian Language, Literature and Culture, UPenn

University of Pennsylvania
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Lecturer in Russian Language, Literature and Culture

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year Lecturer position for 2009-2010. This position will be responsible to teach three courses per semester in Russian language and Russian literature and culture. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching Russian language at all levels and a specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature or culture, although other areas of specialization will be considered. Necessary qualifications include native or near-native Russian and English, and a Ph.D. in Russian Language, Literature and or Cultural History (ABDs will be considered).

Applicants should apply online at
facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50686
and submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who will provide a recommendation letter.

Review of applications will begin March 23, but we will accept applications until the position is filled.

Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Pennsylvania is an AA/EO Employer.

Associate Professor Kevin M. F. Platt
Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
745 Williams Hall
255 S. 36th Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
kmfplatt@sas.upenn.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/slavic
Tel: 215-898-8704
Fax: 215-573-7794

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March 16, 2009

CfP Journal: Plotki

DEADLINE: March 20, 2009

Call for contributions: ***LANGUAGE***

PLOTKI - the Central and Eastern European magazine is looking for rumors about LANGUAGE to be published in the upcoming edition of its on-line magazine www.plotki.net - we welcome your original text, visual and multimedia contributions.

LANGUAGE ISSUE CALL-OUT

"Language may be for communication, but it's also for revelry"
Contribute to the online rumors of PLOTKI April issue ~ Language

Seeking text as well as graphic and other media-based submissions revolving around the theme of language.

NYELV*ЕЗИК*LIMBĂ*SPRACHE*GJUHË*JĘZYK

Are Eastern European languages more difficult to learn than Western European languages or is it just a matter of perspective?
Are Eastern European languages sexier? Is there a common thread? (Pan-slavs might wish to show some restraint) If English is less widely spoken in Eastern Europe, how does it affect the experience of travel throughout the region? How does communication through language differ in Eastern Europe from that of other cultures? Is more expressed or less expressed through the same number of words used in, say, Belorussian, than in Dutch?

Language and cultural preeminence: Am I the only one who is bothered that Polish, Czech, etc are usually listed only after German and French on consumer packaging? Or that Austrian trains travelling to Hungary list notices in English, French and Spanish, but not Magyar?

Any other articles focusing on the history, culture, philosophy, psychology or literature of languages around the block (minority languages too! Think Yiddish, Esperanto, etc.) will be very welcome for this issue. A special award will go to anyone who can use 10 Eastern European languages in one single poem or prose submission!

Articles and abstracts are possibly very welcome in your own language as well. Please get in touch.

please write to: language_issue@plotki.net
Justin Hyatt and Katarzyna Pabijanek
**********

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PLOTKI is a project from around the bloc
PLOTKI encourages rumor hunting across Central and Eastern Europe
PLOTKI is interested in original reports, interviews, stories, research, that cannot be found in other media
And PLOTKI brings together writers, photographers and graphic artists from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe

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March 13, 2009

CfA: PhD grant for research on Transnational Health Practices in an Enlarged Europe

PhD grant for research on "Transnational Health Practices in an Enlarged Europe"

Given the increasing salience of East-West migration following the last two waves of European integration, we are currently developing a new research programme on "Transnational Health Practices in an Enlarged Europe". The project will try to assess the transnational dimension of the current health seeking practices of Eastern European immigrants in Ireland. It will highlight practices which lead migrants out of the health services of the host country and into their transnational families, networks, communities, as well as the health services of their country of origin.

We are looking for a PhD student willing to conduct doctoral research
under the umbrella of our research programme. We are currently
developing research on Romanian migrants in Ireland and are seeking a
researcher able to engage in the study of one of the other Easter
European migrant groups relevant to Ireland (Polish, Estonian,
Lithuanian, Latvian, etc.).

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- MA in Social Sciences (especially Sociology or Anthropology) or
equivalent
- Knowledge of a relevant Eastern European language (Polish, Estonian,
Lithuanian, Latvian, etc.)
The researcher will be registered as a full-time PhD student at DCU and will conduct fieldwork in the relevant Eastern European country during the second year of the PhD. The PhD will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Sabina Stan, Anthropologist and Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Nursing in DCU.

The successful candidate will receive a grant of 34.000 Euros. The
student will be supported in applying for tuition fees remission, as
well as for additional funding at relevant funding bodies (SoN, DCU,
RIA, IRCHSS, HRB, etc.).

Interested candidates should send a letter of intent, a CV, two
reference letters and a 500 word research proposal to

Dr. Sabina Stan
School of Nursing
Dublin City University
Dublin 9, Ireland
For further information please contact Dr. Stan at
email: sabina.stan@dcu.ie
Telephone: 353-1-700-6101
http://www.dcu.ie/info/staff_member.php?id_no=2632

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CfP book: Race, Ethnicity, Religion and the Cold War: A Global Perspective

Deadline: April 15, 2009

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Race, Ethnicity, Religion and the Cold War: A Global Perspective

We invite proposals from scholars and advanced graduate students to be contributors for a book project of compiled essays on the ways in which race, ethnicity, and religion have impacted both the domestic and foreign affairs of states during the Cold War. Much scholarship has been produced on how these issues have impacted U.S. foreign policy but not much has been done on the ramifications for other nations – this will be the focus of this volume.

Chapter proposals from scholars of any discipline focusing on any region of the world from 1945-1990 will be considered. Proposals can take a transnational approach or focus solely on one state. Proposals on the impact of race, ethnicity, or religion on the foreign policies of Vietnam, Nigeria, Pakistan, and India are particularly sought.

Scholars interested in being a contributor are invited to submit a proposal including a CV and a 400-500 word abstract detailing the intended subject, thesis, and sources used in the proposed submission by April 15, 2009. Previously published material will be considered for this project.. Editors will inform applicants whether their proposal has been accepted by May 1, 2009. Authors of accepted proposals should submit their final essays, of between 5,000-10,000 (words including notes), by January 1, 2010.

Pending funding we hope to hold a small mini-conference on this theme in early 2010 in order to allow contributors to collaborate, share ideas, and receive feedback on their research from outside scholars. After the conference authors will then be given an additional 4-6 weeks in order to make any additional revisions they feel necessary before final versions will be delivered to publisher. Conference participation, however, is not a requirement for contributors to this project.


Please submit your abstracts electronically in MS Word compatible format to Phil Muehlenbeck at pmuehlen@gwu.edu


Dr. Phil E. Muehlenbeck
George Washington University
Department of History
801 22nd St NW
Phillips 335
Washington, DC, 20052


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CfP: Indigenous Peoples of the Globe, 11/13-14/2009, Grand Rapids

Deadline: June 30, 2009

Indigenous Peoples of the Globe: Colonization and Adaptation Call for Papers: Great Lakes History Conference November 13 & 14, 2009

The 34th annual Great Lakes History Conference, sponsored by Grand Valley State University’s History Department, will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 13 & 14, 2009. The theme is “Indigenous Peoples of the Globe: Colonization and Adaptation”. Along with exchanging ideas and research, we also desire panels on innovative ways of teaching this year’s topic to students at every level. We are pleased to welcome Dr.. Amy Lonetree (Ho-Chunk), University of California, Santa Cruz, as a keynote speaker.


At the conference, we welcome individual papers and arranged complete panels, and encourage comparative work across regions and chronological boundaries, as well as innovative presentations, including workshops or moderated discussions. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send an abstract of approximately 200 words and your curriculum vitae to one of the e-mail addresses below. Please include your address, e-mail, and telephone number. The deadline for proposals is June 30, 2009. Those interested in commenting on a session should send a CV and indicate areas of expertise. Papers must take no longer than 30 minutes in a 2-paper session or 20 minutes in a 3-paper session. Sessions will last 90 minutes.

Conference headquarters will be at Grand Valley State University’s L.V. Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hotel accommodations will be available at the Days Hotel of Grand Rapids which is across from the L.V. Eberhard Center. The conference is within easy walking distance to museums and restaurants. Grand Rapids is served by most major and regional airlines.

Address all inquiries and abstracts to:

Dr. Matthew Daley, daleym@gvsu.edu
Dr. Scott Stabler, stablers@gvsu.edu

Prof. Scott Stabler
History Department
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
D-1-160 Mackinac Hall
Allendale, MI 49401
Email: stablers@gvsu.edu

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CfP: Food & Culture , 11/05-07/2009, Boston

Deadline: June 6, 2009

The Food and Culture Panels of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invites papers and panels for their annual conference at the Logan Hilton in Boston, November 5-7, 2009. Abstracts are due by June 15, 2009. Myriad factors shape our relationship with food. What we choose to eat, when we eat it, with whom we eat it, and how we eat it is influenced by technology, economics, politics, fashion, tradition, religion, and other aspects of culture. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to address the intersection of food and the human experience. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the politics of food, culinary tourism, gender and food preparation/consumption, food in literature, health and diet, food in advertising, and restaurant culture. Submit a one page abstract and brief bio directly to the Food and Culture area chair at http://www.mapaca.net/confer/callForPapers.html.

Prospective presenters may submit only ONE proposal to only ONE area. Multiple submissions will result in rejection of all proposals.


Jill Nussel, Ph.D.
Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46765
260-481-6686
Email: nusselj@ipfw.edu
Visit the website at http://www.mapaca.net/confer/conferHome.html

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Summer Study abroad: Tver, Russia

Language School Delta Intercontact (located in Tver, in the center of
western Russia, on the main route from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and the famous Volga River) welcomes to enroll to the Summer School of Russian Language and Culture. We are willing to be useful to anybody interested in studying, traveling, living in Russia, experiencing its culture and history in the making.

Participants may choose the length of the program according to their own interests and needs. We welcome people at all language levels and from all educational and professional backgrounds.

Our regular programs combine four hours of Russian language instruction daily with regular afternoon sessions on Russian history, literature, and area studies. However, you can choose to come study for only two academic hours a week or for as many as 40 academic hours weekly (intensive course). We are very flexible in arranging each program. Homestays and an extensive cultural and excursion program round out the immersion experience.

We are willing to tailor our program to your specific needs and
requirements. Delta Intercontact employs a team of experienced teachers who are experts in teaching Russian as a foreign language at all levels. Our friendly support staff will make your stay in Russia as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Upon completion of the program all students will receive our certificates. We are willing to sign agreements with any universities interested in credit transfer.

Apart from Russian classes we organize internships (teaching a foreign
language at our school) and individual research projects in literature or history with the supervision of our professors.

Please feel free to contact me at office@delta-ic.net if you have any
questions about our programs.

Kind regards,

Darya Motorkina
Academic Programs Director

Delta Intercontact
Tver, Russia

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CfP: Villains and Villainy, 09/19-21/2009, Oxford

Deadline: April 17, 2009

Saturday 19th September - Monday 21st September 2009

Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers

The hero may always get the bad guy but the bad guys always grab our attention first. Bad guys – both male and female – are almost always the more interesting characters in a tale, whether told via song, film, folk-tale, novel, theatre, myth, television (live action or animated), or urban legend. Villains can devise and implement or commit their acts of villainy either by their innate sheer genius or employing the dark arts of black magic.

This interdisciplinary research and publications project and conference will seek to uncover the historical origins of the ‘villain’, chart the changing meanings of ‘villain’ and ‘villainy’ across times and cultures, explore the characteristics of persons and actions labeled as villainous and assess the various incarnations of the villain in literature, film, media and cultures.
Papers that deal with any and all aspects of villains and their villainy are welcome.

For further details about the conference please visit:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/villains-and-villainy/call-for-papers/

The 2009 meeting of Villains and Villainy will run alongside our project on Fear, Horror and Terror and we anticipate holding sessions in common between the two projects. We welcome any papers considering the problems or addressing issues of Villains, Villainy, Fear, Horror and Terror.


Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 17th April 2009. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 7th August 2009.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:author(s), affiliation, email address, title of abstract, body of abstract

E-mails should be entitled: Villains Abstract Submission

Organising Chairs
Sorcha Ni Fhlainn
Evil Hub Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: snf@inter-disciplinary.net

Stephen Morris
Evil Hub Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net
New York, USA
E-mail: smmorris58@yahoo.com

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
E-mail: vav@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ series of research projects. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.


Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

For further details about the project please visit:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/villains-and-villainy/


Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR
Tel: +44 (0)1993 882087
Fax: +44 (0)870 4601132
Email: vav@inter-disciplinary.net

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visiting scholar: Humanities, Grinnell

Grinnell College - Visiting Scholar: Center for the Humanities

GRINNELL COLLEGE’S Center for the Humanities seeks to appoint a visiting scholar actively engaged in research on Place and Memory.. The Visiting Scholar will participate in programming (faculty reading groups, symposia, classroom visits) related to the Center’s theme of Place and Memory next fall or spring, and will be on campus for a symposium from April 21-23, 2010. This opportunity is open to all ranks with PhD in hand, including scholars on sabbatical leave from a tenure-track position during the Fall 2009 or Spring 2010 semester. Eligibility requirements include: PhD received by July 2009, proven scholarship in fields related to Memory Studies and/or Place and Space Studies, and a demonstrated interest in working in an undergraduate, liberal arts environment. Candidates may come from any field in the Humanities or Social Studies. Applications will be accepted until April 25, 2009 or until the position is filled. For complete description and application instructions, please see http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/dean/facpos/facposopen/humctr.

AA/EOE

Contact Info:

Daniel Reynolds
Director, Center for the Humanities
Associate Professor of German
1205 Park Street
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA 50112
HumanitiesSearch@grinnell.edu

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Postdoc: Humanities/Social Science, MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at MIT

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT is pleased to announce a new Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in interdisciplinary humanities scholarship. Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT will award two fellowships to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars speaking to more than one specialty within the humanities or speaking across disciplinary boundaries to those in science, technology, and architecture.


Applications must be postmarked by 15 April 2009; late applications will not be considered. A Mellon Fellowship Selection Committee will be appointed by the Dean.

Please send completed applications to:

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. E51-255
Cambridge, MA 02139

Fellows will be announced in early May. Questions may be addressed to Jennifer Molina at jmolina@mit.edu or by calling 617-253-3450.

Website: http://web.mit.edu/index.html

Terms of Appointmeny

Applicants must designate which academic unit they would like to be located in. Units at MIT include Anthropology, History, Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Writing and Humanistic Studies, Comparative Media Studies, and the Program in Science, Technology and Society. Appointments will be for two years effective 1 July 2009. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2010 and one per semester the following year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time. Salary will be $50,000 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $5,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.

Eligibility and Selection

Applicants should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 1 July 2006 and no later than 1 July 2009. Fellows may not hold other appointments during the period of the Fellowship.


Applications must include:

• Letter describing the applicant’s teaching and research experience, including a brief proposal for a new research project
• One-page description of an undergraduate class to be offered in Spring 2010
• Curriculum vitae
• Three letters of recommendation (sent directly by recommender to MIT)

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Summer Study: Rutgers in Russia

The Program in Russian and East European Languages and Literatures
announces its summer study abroad program in St. Petersburg. The six
week program, starting on June 5 and ending on July 19, will consist of
intensive language courses worth 6 Rutgers credit, taught by the staff
of the Center for Russian Language and Culture at Smolny, and a 3 credit
course, "Saint Petersburg in History and Literature," co-taught in
English by Rutgers faculty from the Russian Program and the History
Department. Students and graduate students with no knowledge of Russian
are eligible to apply. All New Jersey residents, regardless of college
affiliation are eligible for in-state tuition--an estimated $5395. Out
of state students are charged an additional $1000. These costs do not
include airfare or food. All other expenses are included in this price.
Because of visa considerations, the deadline for applications is March
14, but later applications may be considered up until March 16. For more
information and application forms go to
http://seell.rutgers.edu/Main%20Pages/Russia2.html.


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CfP Journal of Historical Studies

The Study Center for the Research of the History of International Relations „Grigore Gafencu” of Valahia University of Targoviste
Invites professors and researchers to send their papers or collaborations to

VALAHIAN JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES

Which is a biannual publication, who aims to contribute to a better knowledge of the modern and contemporary history, especially of East-Central European history.

We encourage a closer and larger dialogue with other Romanian and foreign historians interested in opening up new opportunities to disclosure new sources launching new viewpoints and ideas concerning the modern and contemporary historical developments.

We are eager and honoured to open our pages to all both senior and young historians engaged in studies on the history of international relations as well as on the political, economic, social, intellectual developments in the field along with any reviews in other published books and articles calling attention.

Our journal will also host reviews of any scholarly events focusing on modern and contemporary history in Romania and abroad.

Notice on doctoral studies and partial results available for publishing can be also accepted as a way to promote the closer dialogue and better information of our community.

The subject of the next issue (no. 11) of our review is:

Under the spell of Latinity: Romania and the Latin countries during the 19th and 20th centuries

Every paper must be sent to silviu.miloiu@centrulgafencu.ro silviumiloiu@yahoo.com and must respect the Publication Norms (listed below)or Paper’s deadline is May 1st, 2009

Publication Norms
Ø The paper must be unpublished work;
Ø The paper must contain the author or authors’ full names, Institution they belong to and their e-mails;
Ø The paper must be submitted in the official languages of the publication: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian; they must contain a title, a short abstract written in English, five to ten key words as well as a ten row bio note about the author(s);
Ø The maximum length for the articles is 20 pages, with a single space interlining;
Ø The contributions must be sent in word format;
Ø The documents must be sent preferably in Garamond Font size 12;
Ø Footnotes must be put automatically in Garamond Font size 10;
Ø Images illustrating the text must be sent as .jpg or .tiff files; the author assumes responsibility for the right to publish the images;
Ø The journal’s editorial board reserves the right that upon the review by the referents to publish or reject any of the received papers and to suggest any of the collaborators changes that may be considered as necessary.

Footnotes:
Must respect the Turabian and Chicago styles citation; see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Style.html
For instance:
Books:
PaulSjöblom, Finlandfrom the inside. Eyewitness Reports of a Finnish-American Journalist, 1938-1997, ed. Glenda Dawn Goss (Helsinki: New Bridge, 2000), 109.
Articles:
SilviuMiloiu, “Mobilizing the European idea at Europe’s eastern frontier. The war propaganda of Romania and Finland as recorded in their bilateral relationship (1941-1944),” Valahian Journal of Historical Studies 3-4 (2005), 67-75.
Chapters in volumes:
JukkaNevakivi, “Independent Finland between East and West,” in Finland: people, nation, state, ed. M. Engman, D. Kirby (London: Hurst&Company, 1989), 139-140.
Archives:
Sheperd’s dispatch no. 127 of 11.06.1946 to Ernest Bevin, PRO FO 371/56177.
For additional information, please consult the Journal’s website at www.valahianjournal.info


Silviu Miloiu, Ph.D., History - www.ad-astra.ro/silviumiloiu

Grigore Gafencu Study Center for the History of International Relations - www.centrulgafencu.ro

Valahian Journal of Historical Studies - www.valahianjournal.info

Valahia University of Targoviste- www.valahia.ro

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AWS Heldt Prize

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies invites nominations for the 2009 Competition for the Heldt Prizes, awarded for works of scholarship and translation. To be eligible for nomination, all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between 15 May 2008 and 15 April 2009. The publication dates for the translation prize, which is offered every other year, are 1 June 2007 to 15 April 2009.
1.Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies;
2.Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies;
3.Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies.
4. Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies.
One may nominate works in more than one category, and more than one item in each category. Articles included in collections will be considered for the "best article" prize only if they are individually nominated. The prizes will be awarded at the AWSS meeting at the AAASS National Convention in Boston in November, 2009.
To nominate any work, please send or request that the publisher send one copy to each of the four members of the Prize committee by 1 May 2009:
Adele Lindenmeyr, Professor of History
Heldt Prize Committee chairperson
Department of History
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Eliot Borenstein
Professor, Russian & Slavic Studies
Director, Morse Academic Plan
New York University
100 Washington Square East, 903D
New York, NY 10003

Kristen Ghodsee
Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Bowdoin College
7100 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011

Carol Avins
Professor of Russian
Rutgers University
739 S. Highland Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066

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Fellowship: Cultural Fellowships in Russia

Deadline: April 12, 2009

Arts Partnerships in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus

An opportunity for U.S. professionals in arts and culture: Cultural Fellowships in Russia

CEC ArtsLink is pleased to share with you the request for fellowship applications by our partners in Russia, the Lichachev Foundation and the Russkii Mir Foundation. If you are interested in applying for Cultural Fellowships in Russia, please review the information below and respond directly to the competition coordinator, Elena Vitenberg, at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru.

The subject line should read “Application for the Fellowship”. Please note that CEC ArtsLink does not administer this program and is not responsible for the selection process.

CULTURAL FELLOWSHIPS IN RUSSIA
The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with the Russkiy Mir Foundation (Moscow, Russia) announces a competition for cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) for U.S. arts and culture professionals planning to work on projects related to Russian culture. The Fellowship will take place from August 24 to September 6, 2009.. Airfare and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers. Command of Russian language is very helpful but not required. Students are not eligible.

Proposed projects must be related to Russian culture or history and can include museum exhibitions, theater performances, film or photo exhibitions, the preparation of fiction or research books, etc. The project should be conceived in the USA for a broad American audience. Residency in Russia should serve as an important stage in the realization of the applicant’s cultural project.

Please email your applications in Russian (preferably) or English to the competition coordinator Mrs. Elena Vitenberg at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru with the subject line: Application for the Fellowship.

Likhachev Foundation website: www.lfond.spb.ru Russkiy Mir Foundation website: www.russkiymir.ru

CEC ArtsLink is pleased to acknowledge our major funders, whose unfailing support over the years has helped us sustain the excellence of our programs: many generous individuals, the Christensen Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, Open World Russian Leadership Program of the U.S. Congress and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.


www.cecartslink.org

The Likhachev Foundation will prepare individual programs for the fellows, according to the specifics of each of their projects, to help them achieve maximum results during their fellowships. Programs will include meetings with Russian colleagues and opportunities to work at St. Petersburg museums, libraries, archives and other organizations.

Seven Cultural Fellows will convene in St. Petersburg, Russia, for two-week fellowships from August 24 until September 6, 2009.

Application deadline: April 12, 2009.

Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by May 1, 2009.

Application should include:

1. CV (including information on Russian language skills, previous creative projects related to Russia and previous visits to Russia).

2. A three-page description of your creative project (i.e. museum exhibition, theater performance, film, preparation of fiction or research book, and other types of cultural projects related to Russian culture or history). It should contain, in particular, a paragraph on how a residency in St. Petersburg will benefit the applicant’s creative project and which cultural organizations in St. Petersburg the applicant would like to work with.

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CfP Journal: Romanian Journal for Political Science

POLSCI CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline: May 10, 2009

Governing the Crisis

POLSCI (Romanian Journal of Political Science) is a bi-annual journal edited by the Romanian Academic Society. It is the first peer reviewed journal of political science in Romania and also the first in the field being indexed by ISI Thompson under the Social Sciences Citation Index.

The journal benefits from the extensive experience and professionalism of the board members and from valuable contributions of researchers and scholars in the field, being also indexed by other prominent institutions such as IPSA, GESIS, CIAONET, EBSCO, CEEOL and EPNET

The journal invites contributions on every topic, but particularly on the topic of management of the financial crisis by national governments and the European Union and other intergovernmental organizations. We are particularly interested in papers contributing to the debate on the changing role of the state in the post-globalization era and the redefinition of governance in international finance.

We will not review manuscripts that have already been published, are scheduled for publication elsewhere, or have been simultaneously submitted to another journal; this applies to both print and online formats. The authors are encouraged to limit their papers to fewer than 10,000 words before publication. References and citations should follow Harvard Style.

Ionut Vasiloiu
Managing Editor

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CfP Journal: Globalization

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Call for Papers
EUROPOLIS Issue 6, December 2009
Political Science Journal
www.polito.ubbcluj.ro/cpa/rev/en/europolis.html


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

EUROPOLIS is a ”peer review” journal, abstracted and indexed in relevant international databases. Issue 6/2009 focuses on globalization, the editors encouraging contributions that deal with various aspects of the political dimensions of this phenomenon. Articles may tackle, but not restricted to, issues like the problems and opportunities created by globalization for democracy and democratization, the impact of globalization on the international regimes of human rights, the growing influence of transnational (religious and secular) actors and global institutions, the emergent global civil society, the problem of global governance, the fate of the nation-state, global security, etc.

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

Contact: revista.europolis@yahoo.com
The Editorial Board,
Europolis Journal,
Centre for Political Analysis,
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
www..polito.ubbcluj.ro/cpa/rev/en/europolis.html

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Job: Lecturer in Kazak at UW-Madison

The Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia (LCA) is seeking a lecturer in Kazak for 2009-2010. The full job description may be viewed on the UW-Madison Web site:
http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_061426.html

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CfP: Das Ende des postsozialistischen Raums?, 10/23-25/2009, Berlin

Call for Papers

Das Ende des postsozialistischen Raums?
(Ent-)Regionalisierung in Osteuropa.

17. Tagung Junger Osteuropaexperten (JOE), 23. – 25. 10. 2009, Berlin
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„Der Osten“ – das war lange „der kommunistische Machtbereich“, das „sozialistische Lager“. Dazu zählte die DDR ebenso wie Polen, Rumänien, Bulgarien und eine Sowjetunion, die Estland ebenso umschloß wie Turkmenistan. Die Vorstellung vom „Osten“ lebt selbst 20 Jahre nach dem Ende der Blockkonfrontation und dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion in der Idee eines postsozialistischen Raumes weiter. Auch im Jubiläumsjahr 2009 versteht man darunter noch eine Region, die in vielem gleiche Entwicklungsmerkmale aufweist und sich vom „Westen“ fundamental unterscheidet. In komparativen Studien werden die Staaten des postsozialistischen Raums oft genug als Gesamtheit gefaßt. Allenfalls wird noch zwischen Ostmittel-, Mittelost-, Südost- und Osteuropa unterschieden – ohne begründen zu können, was die jeweiligen Regionen konstituiert.
Doch was kennzeichnet den postsozialistischen Raum (noch) als solchen? Welche Gemeinsamkeiten verbinden die entsprechenden Staaten? Ist die Zuordnung „post-sozialistischer Raum“ nicht angesichts fortschreitender EU-isierung, der Herausbildung neuer regionaler Organisationen und globaler wirtschaftlichen Vernetzung überholt? Welche kulturellen, politischen, historischen und gesellschaftlichen Elemente konstituieren räumliche Identitäten? Diese und weitere Fragen möchten wir auf der 17. Tagung Junger Osteuropaexperten interdisziplinär diskutieren.

Eingeladen sind Nachwuchswissenschaftler aller Disziplinen (Studierende kurz vor/nach dem Abschluss, Doktoranden, jüngere Promovierte), ihre relevanten Arbeiten in einem Kurzbeitrag vorzustellen. Themenvorschläge (ca. 250 Wörter und eine kurze Anmerkung zum Stand der Forschungsarbeit und zur institutionellen Anbindung) bitte bis zum 01. Mai 2009 an:
joe-tagung@uni-bremen.de
Aus den eingehenden Beiträgen werden thematische Panels für die Tagung zusammengestellt. Wir werden unsere Auswahlentscheidungen Anfang Juni mitteilen. Alle Kurzreferate werden vor der Tagung als Arbeitspapier der Forschungsstelle Osteuropa publiziert (Einsendeschluss 31. August).
Die Tagung wird von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde (DGO) und der For-schungsstelle Osteuropa an der Universität Bremen (FSO) mit Unterstützung der Otto Wolff-Stiftung organisiert und findet in der Europäischen Akademie in Berlin statt. Kosten für Unterkunft und Verpflegung werden von den Veranstaltern getragen.

Katharina Hoffmann (CREES Birmingham), Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder (FSO Bremen),
Franziska Smolnik (SWP Berlin), Andreas Wittkowsky (DGO)

Informationen über die bisherigen 16 JOE-Tagungen finden Sie auf der Website der Forschungsstelle Osteuropa <http://www.forschungsstelle.uni-bremen.de>

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Alle Beiträge, die sich mit folgenden Dimensionen, Prozesse und Ebenen im Zusammenhang mit dem postsozialistischen Raum interdisziplinär beschäftigen, sind herzlich willkommen:
• Regionalisierung – Entregionalisierung - Globalisierung – Lokalisierung
• Lokale – regionale – nationale – transnationale – internationale – globale Ebene
• Gemeinsamkeiten – Ungleichzeitigkeiten – Konflikte - Zäsuren – Pfadabhängigkeiten
• Inklusion – Exklusion / Akteure – Strukturen
• Kulturelle Tradition und historisches Gedächtnis
• Politische Erfahrungen, Wirtschaftssysteme und gesellschaftliche Strukturen
• Theorien - Konzepte – Debatten – Begriff
• Methoden - Fallstudien – vergleichende Studien – Verlaufsstudien – Modellbildung

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CfP: Southeastern Europe between Carlowitz and the Peace of Adrianople, 1699-1829 10/09-10/2009, Sofia

Deadline: May 15, 2009

Faculty of History, Sofia University, Sofia
09.10.2009-10.10.2009, University of Sofia

URL zur Zitation dieses Beitrages
http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=10979

The year 2009 marks the anniversary of two important historical events: it is 310 years since the Treaty of Carlowitz (1699) and 180 years since the Peace of Adrianople (1829). Both agreements frame an important transformative period in the history of Europe which includes the whole Continent as a geographical area. For Central and Western Europe this is the transition from the Ancien régime to a post-agrarian society, from Absolutism to the modern nation state. For the South East, for the Balkans, the 18th and the first third of the 19th centuries see the "emancipation of mentality", a new mobility within the Ottoman Empire
and a new concept of nationality. The period also witnesses the foundation of new (that is, old pre-Ottoman) states in the Peninsula. For its part the Ottoman ruling elite thinks seriously about reforming the Empire, convinced that without such a "turn" the state will perish.

The Round Table will be held on 9-10th October 2009 in the Main Building of the University of Sofia. Participants are invited to present papers of about 20 minutes on the above-mentioned themes. The working languages of the Round Table are Bulgarian and English. The papers will be published in a separate volume.

Deadline for the call for papers is May 15th 2009. Applications should include an abstract of a maximum of 500 words, current post and contact address and be sent to one of the following email addresses:
balkanroundtable@clio.uni-sofia.bg
vaniaracheva@abv.bg
mariabaramova@yahoo.com

Applications in writing should be submitted to the following address:
Round Table "Empires and Peninsulas",
University of Sofia "Sv. Kliment Ohridski",
Faculty of History,
Boul. "Tsar Osvoboditel" No. 15,
1504 Sofia, Bulgaria.

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funding: : Gilman International Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Fall 2009/Academic Year 2009-2010 Application Open - Deadline: April 7,2009
The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to
$5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one
academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who
study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program
serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which
includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need,
community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.

The Gilman Program is pleased to be able to offer over 1200 scholarships during the Academic Year 2009-2010. Additionally, an increased number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website at
http://www.iie.org/gilman. There has never been a better time to apply for a Gilman Scholarship!



Eligibility: Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the time they are studying abroad and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S.
Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and
administered by the Institute of International Education.

For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online
application visit: http://www.iie.org/gilman


Gilman International Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education
Houston, TX

Contact for Applicants:
Email: gilman@iie.org
Phone: 1-888-887-5939, ext 25

Contact for Advisors:
Email: gilmanadvisors@iie.org
Phone: 1-888-887-5939, ext 16

http://www.iie.org/gilman

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INTERNSHIPS- Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art, Uzbekistan

INTERNSHIPS- Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art named for Savitsky, Nukus

The Friends of Nukus Museum (FoNM), an international non-governmental
organization registered in The Netherlands, invites applications from
graduate students and/or young professionals interested in undertaking
a one month (minimum) internship in Nukus, Uzbekistan during the
period May-October, 2009. The purpose would be to assist the
Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art named after I. V. Savitsky -also
known, simply, as the Savitsky Museum, or the Nukus Museum - in a
range of strategic and other museum-related activities to be agreed
with its director, Ms. Marinika Babanazarova.

Igor Savitsky, the Museum's founder, was born in Kiev, brought up and
educated in Moscow, and, from 1950-57, participated as a painter in
the Khorezm archeological and ethnographic expedition. During this
period, he became fascinated with Karakalpak culture and art -
especially its costumes, textiles and jewelry - and began a
collection. At the same time, he started collecting the works of
artists from, and connected to Central Asia, including members of the
Uzbek school, and, later on, those of the Russian avant garde, many of
whom had been persecuted for their work. Savitsky's cultural
sensitivity and persistence earned him the trust not only of the older
generation of Karakalpaks and the families of Central Asian and
Russian artists who gave or sold him their textiles, jewelry, and
paintings, but also the government of Karakalpakstan which, in 1966,
agreed to his proposal to establish an art museum in Nukus. Since
then, this unique Museum has ensured the renaissance of an almost
forgotten culture and the preservation of an almost forgotten
generation of artists and their paintings. Additional detailed
information about the Museum and its history is available on its
website: <www.savitskycollection.org>

Internships: Despite increasing numbers of foreign visitors and
significant coverage in the international media - e.g. NHK TV, New
York Times, Sunday Times, Le Figaro, Frankfurter Allgemeine, NRC
Handelsblad, Steppe Magazine, Télérama - the Museum's financial and
human resources, especially for essential conservation and
restoration, are extremely limited. It also needs assistance in
developing further its income-generating activities and in marketing
and promoting its services, both within Central Asia and especially
abroad. Against this background, selected interns would work with
Museum senior staff on a variety of activities - to be agreed with its
Director, Ms. Marinika Babanazarova - that reflect the Museum's
immediate needs as well as the academic and/or professional interests
and qualifications of the interns themselves.

Applications: Interested students and/or young professionals should
send a CV and letter of motivation, including their preferred month(s)
of availability, to friendsnukusmuseum@gmail.com by March 16.
Short-listed candidates will be notified by March 23 and, following
(telephoned) interviews during that week, final selections are
expected to be made by March 31. Subject to the number and quality of
applications received, including their proposed availability and
timing, up to five interns may be selected.

Specific tasks are expected to include the following:

- Researching funding options for Museum projects and drafting grant
proposals;
- Helping to conceptualize future Museum exhibitions, In Uzbekistan
and abroad;
- Assisting in development of the Museum's longer-term development strategy;
- Liaising with potential donors and partners in Tashkent and, in
particular, abroad;
- Drafting and translating into various European languages publicity
briefs and other information materials about the Museum and its
collections; and
- Coordinating with the Friends of Nukus Museum.

Interested candidates should satisfy some or all of the following criteria:

- A formal qualification in and/or actual experience of the art
history of Russia and Central Asia in particular, and of the cultural
and arts landscape of the former Soviet Union in general;
- Basic knowledge of Russian;
- Excellent English writing skills;
- Familiarity with, and understanding of donor organizations and
foundations active in Central Asia; and
- Commitment to accomplishment under challenging circumstances,
including tolerance for difficult living conditions.

Candidates should be available for not less than one month during the
period May-October 2009. Unfortunately, neither the Museum nor the
FoNM is able to provide funds for travel to, or subsistence in Nukus.
However, the FoNM would be glad to provide any information required,
including a letter of recommendation, in support of a funding
application to a relevant foundation, university or government.
Similarly, the Museum would also help with logistics, such as finding
an apartment in Nukus and in providing a letter of invitation in
support of visa application for Uzbekistan.

These internships offer a rare opportunity: (a) to research the
culture and history of Karakalpakstan and its people: (b) to learn
about and study the world's 2nd largest collection of Russian avant
garde; and, for those with broader interests, (c) to better understand
the important environmental and other development transition issues
that are affecting the Aral Sea Basin overall.

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Curator of Russian Art, Amherst College

Amherst, MA

The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College seeks a motivated,
creative scholar to work with other members of its curatorial
team, and with the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, in
developing programs for exhibitions, acquisitions, and
research. Under the supervision of the Director and Chief
Curator, the Curator of Russian Art will conduct research on the
permanent collection, potential acquisitions, and loans; write
collections and exhibition catalogues; propose and develop a
regular program of temporary installations and exhibitions; train
and supervise one or two undergraduate interns; assist students,
faculty, and visitors; apply for grants; meet with prospective
supporters; and present occasional gallery talks and public
lectures. While the Curator of Russian Art will be concerned
primarily with the artworks housed at the museum, he or she
may also be called upon to develop and implement plans to
complete the cataloguing of the closely-related archival materials at the Russian Center.

Minimum qualifications: M.A. in art history required, Ph.D.
preferred, with some prior curatorial experience, ideally in
evaluating, acquiring, researching, exhibiting and publishing
works of Russian art and archival materials. The successful
candidate will be proficient in Russian, intellectually curious,
creative, articulate, organized, adherent to deadlines,
rigorous in research, diplomatic, and discreet. Specialized
knowledge of some other, non-Russian, area of the history
of art, preferably Modern, is also desirable.

To apply, visit https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/150
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, one digital file containing two sample publications of no
more than 10 pages each; and the names and contact
information (mail, e-mail, and telephone numbers) of three
professional references, at least one professional and one
academic. A review of applications will begin on March 27,
2009
, and continue until the position is filled.

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Director for the Aga Khan Humanitis Project, U of Central Asia

Dushanbe, Tadjikistan

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is recruiting a Director
for the Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) at UCA to lead
its evolution into a center of excellence for the study and
research of humanities in Central Asia over the next three to
five years. Established in 1997, the AKHP was incorporated
into UCA in 2007 with a mandate to develop integrated
humanities textbooks and teaching manuals in English and
Russian for regional universities and secondary schools,
and to provide training on modern pedagogical methods for
faculty and teachers to facilitate use of the textbooks.

The Director will provide strategic leadership to transform
AKHP into a vibrant intellectual and research institute that
fosters a multidisciplinary research agenda; build capacity
in humanities research in Central Asia, promote scholarly
publications and forums; and identify, secure and develop
resources, including financial, archival, research and
human resources.

The position is based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with frequent
travel within the region, and some international travel. The
Director will be a highly motivated individual with ability to
innovate and implement new programmes, build capacity,
identify and secure resources and foster partnerships
across sectors, and work with the highest professional and
ethical standards. S/he should have a relevant doctoral
degree with previous experience in academic leadership,
a record of scholarly research publications, teaching and
mentoring young researchers. Fluency in English and
Russian are required and knowledge of a regional or
foundation language is desirable.

To apply, candidates should submit in English curriculum
vitae, list of three professional references, and a cover letter
to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Applications will be
reviewed as soon they are received, and only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

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Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages, DePaul U

Chicago, IL

DePaul University is accepting applications for the position
of Chair of Modern Languages, to begin as early as
September 1, 2009. This is a senior position for
candidates who are established scholars with a solid
administrative record in supervising faculty. Experience in
directing staff and in managing and writing grants is also
highly desirable. The chair will oversee majors in French,
German, Italian, and Spanish; interdisciplinary majors in
Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese; and lower-level offerings in
American Sign Language, Latin, Classical Greek, Polish,
and Russian. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in a
language in which a major or interdisciplinary major is
currently offered, in comparative literature, or in linguistics.
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.

DePaul, whose student body numbers over 24,000, is a
Catholic, urban, and Vincentian university that embraces a
strong tradition of social activism. Despite impressive
success in program development and enrollment increases,
the university has refused an elitist admission policy and has
consciously chosen to provide a quality education to a broad
spectrum of students of differing abilities.

We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to
undergraduate education, experience teaching students of
diverse cultural backgrounds, and sensitivity to the
educational goals of a multicultural student population.
Tenure-line faculty participate in advising and committee
service and regularly teach in DePaul's general education,
honors, and interdisciplinary programs. We particularly seek
candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its
surrounding urban community, and we specifically solicit
applications from women, people of color, and individuals
from other historically under-represented groups.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, letter of
application, statement of academic leadership philosophy,
and three letters of recommendation. They should be
received no later than March 16, 2009, for full consideration.
Please direct all inquires and applications to
**
*Professor Andrew Suozzo*
*Chair of the Search Committee*
*Modern Languages*
*315-2 McGaw Hall*
*802 W. Belden Avenue*
*Chicago, IL 60614-3214*
phone: 773-325-1884
e-mail: *asuozzo@depaul.edu*.
E-mail applications are welcome.

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Visiting Instructorship, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hamilton, NY

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.

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Visiting Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

The College of William & Mary seeks applicants for a one-year
replacement position, with possibility of renewal, beginning
August 2009. The successful candidate will teach a two-three
load that will include introductory European or world surveys and
intermediate/advanced undergraduate courses in modern East
European history (excluding Russia). Preference will be given
to candidates with teaching experience who will hold the Ph.D.
by August 2009.

Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, c.v.,
official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, including
letters from major advisor and someone who can speak to
teaching skills, to:

Phil Daileader, Chair
Department of History
The College of William & Mary
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795.

*Review of credentials will begin on March 31st and will *
*continue until the position is filled.*

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Fellowship: Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945..., Sofia

Research Fellowship, Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

Sofia, Bulgaria

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (Bulgaria) announces a Call for Applications for participation in the international project Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-Central, Southeastern and Northern Europe.


General conditions

CAS will award five research fellowships to scholars working in the area of the social sciences and humanities for a period of 9 months (1 October 2009 – 30 June 2010). The programme envisages individual research and participation in two working sessions and one extended colloquium. Non-Bulgarian Fellows can spend in-residence research periods of varying length in Sofia (reviewed for each individual case).

The selected Fellows will receive a monthly fellowship of 750 Euro (including travel allowance and research expenses). The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia provides the academic, organisational and administrative support for the research. All technical and library facilities of the Centre are available to the Fellows.

Eligibility

• Scholars working in the social sciences and/or the humanities from any country, holders of a doctoral degree or at the final stage of fulfilling the requirements for such a degree;

• Applicants may not be older than 45 years of age at the start of the fellowship period;

• The applicants’ proposals should fall into the thematic area of the project.

Working language and language skills requirements

The Fellows will work in an international research team, where all discussions, workshops and other events will be held in English, as should be the final research paper for publication. Only applicants fluent in English (oral and written) will be considered and a certificate or another proof of language proficiency is highly recommended.

The application package must be submitted by e-mail to the contact person indicated below and must include:

1. Research proposal (no more than 1500 – 1800 words) including:

• a short description of the planned research, • methodology, • contribution to the overall research aims of the Regimes of Historicity project, • general framework of interpretation; • selected bibliography (10-15 works) on the topic.

2. Brief (1 page max.) scientific self-evaluation of the applicant (demonstrating the applicant's potential to go significantly beyond the state of the art, a presentation of the content of the scholarly contributions of the applicant to his/her own research field; the recognition and diffusion that these contributions have received: publications, citations or appropriate equivalents, students/international prizes and awards, institution-building, other);

3. CV and list of publications;

4. Optional: a relevant text (chapter of a dissertation, publication, etc.) of up to 25 pages;

5. Names and contact details of 2 referees.

Visit the website at http://www.cas.bg

Selection procedure

The selection will be carried out by the CAS Academic Advisory Council, an international body composed of prominent scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. The final results will be announced in May 2009 via email to

the applicants and on the Centre’s website: www.cas.bg.

Criteria governing the selection

• innovative insights

• interdisciplinary approach

• comparative approach

• relation to the overall thematic framework of the project • important publications on the topic or in a related field.

Mr Dimiter Dimov

Project Coordinator

e-mail: dimov@cas.bg

Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

70 Neofit Rilski Str.

Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

tel.: + 359 2 9803704 / fax: + 359 2 9803662

Email: dimov@cas.bg

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summer study: Yale/St.Petersburg Summer Program

Yale Home-and-Abroad Summer Program
St. Petersburg, Russia,
June 1 to July 27, 2009.
Application deadline is March 31.

Students have the unique opportunity to enroll in two eight-week courses of study in Russian language culture in St. Petersburg. The courses, Russian Language (Second or Third Year) and Russian Culture, will be taught at Yale in New Haven for the first two and a half weeks and in St. Petersburg for the last five and a half weeks. Students will have the opportunity to explore St. Petersburg and surrounding regions on their own and through carefully organized program activities, as well as make a two-day trip to Moscow. A more detailed description of the program is available at www.yale.edu/summer

If you have any questions, please contact Constantine Muravnik at
constantine.muravnik@yale.edu

Julia Titus
Senior Lector,
Slavic Languages and Literatures,
Yale University
P.O.Box 208236
New Haven, CT 06520-8236
tel.(203) 432-0996
fax.(203)432-0999

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Junior Visiting Fellows, Vienna, Austria

Deadline: April 30, 2009
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Junior Visiting Fellows in the Research Focuses "United Europe - Divided Memory" and "Religion and Secularism"

http://www.iwm.at/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=655&Itemid=644

Objective
The Institute for Human Sciences awards research fellowships to young scholars at the beginning of their academic career to pursue their individual project while working "in residence" as members of the international, multidisciplinary scholarly community of the IWM which consists of approximately forty Visiting Fellows and Junior Visiting Fellows every year.

Conditions
Scholars working on projects related to the topics United Europe - Divided Memory or Religion and Secularism are invited to spend six months at the IWM. The Fellows will receive a stipend of 10.500 Euro for Ph.D. candidates or 15.000 Euro for Post-Docs to cover travel, accommodation in Vienna, health insurance and incidentals. The IWM will provide the Fellows with an office and access to e-mail and internet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna.

The Candidates
* must be Ph.D. student or Post-Doctoral researchers
* should not be older than 35
* must be working on a project related to one of the above mentioned research fields
* accepted are all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences

Application Procedure
The application consists of the following materials:
* The application form (please download the form for United Europe - Divided Memory or Religion and Secularism)
* Letter of Motivation (including expected benefits of the fellowship and relationship of the research project to the IWM research focus)
* Project Proposal in English (max 5 pages)
* CV + Publications
* Names and contact details of 3 references

Please send the application to:
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien
Austria

Or by e-mail to:
fellowships@iwm.at
Subject: Junior Visiting Fellowships

Deadline: April 30, 2009

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CfP Book: Sites and Politics of Religious diversity in Southern Europe

Deadline: April 1st, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Book: Sites and Politics of Religious diversity in Southern Europe
Editors: Ruy Blanes and José Mapril
Publisher: Brill (pending final approval of MS)
Expected date of publication: 2010

We are pleased to invite you to contribute an essay to a proposed book on "Sites and Politics of Religious diversity in Southern Europe". Pending approval of the final manuscript, the book will be part of the International Studies in Religion and Society (ISRS) series, published by E.J. Brill.

GENERAL CONCEPT
In recent years, the Southern borders of Europe (from Ceuta to Lampedusa and Athens) have become landmarks for the media and academic verve regarding the migration and diasporas towards and beyond 'Schengen Europe'. In these debates, religion is acknowledged as playing a central role in the recognition of major societal changes in the continent, being object of political concern and attention: from the recognition of plural forms of Christianity to the debates on a 'European Islam', and so on. Yet, in this respect, what goes on around those borders, in the countries that are targeted as gateways for the transglobal flow that finds Europe as its destiny, is still largely uncharted and un-debated.

Traditionally catalogued as 'single-faith' nations, part of an alleged 'Mediterranean cultural continuity' -a popular interpretation among a generation of anthropologists in the seventies and eighties-, countries like Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece are now experiencing important transformations that defy longstanding categories: Catholic Iberia, Orthodox Greece, etc. Those transformations do not just multiply religious expressions, but also challenge traditional 'regional' and 'national' socio-political categories, such as nationhood, local belonging, tradition, heritage, citizenship, etc. This book will present and discuss, from a critical point of view, case studies on religious pluralism and diversity in Southern Europe, and on the impact of migrant religiosity in national and EU politics.

We welcome in particular anthropologically and sociologically informed papers that tackle issues directly related to religious diversity and the politics of multiculturalism in this context, focusing on one (or both) of the following approaches: 1) religious pluralism as discourse in the public sphere; and 2) Southern European ethnographies that challenge mainstream perceptions of 'European religiosity'.


Abstract proposals and further enquiries can be e-mailed to either Ruy Blanes ruy.blanes@gmail.com
or José Mapril jmapril@gmail.com

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:
1. We invite you to submit an Abstract Proposal (including title and institutional affiliation) of 300-500 words describing a scholarly essay that you propose to submit with relation to the general theme of the book. Proposals are due to the editors by April 1st, 2009.
2. If your proposal is approved, you will be given guidelines and asked to submit a 8000-word essay (including notes and references) by early July, 2009. Essays must be previously unpublished.

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CfP: Journal of Law and Religion on the Global Economic Crisis, 10/16/2009

The Journal of Law and Religion is issuing a
Call for Presenters and Papers at its Annual Symposium on Friday,
October 16, 2009 On the Global Economic Crisis

This Symposium will focus on how the religious traditions can contribute to the discussion about the future of the global economy and state and international intervention in that economy in light of the current economic crisis. The Journal is seeking presenters who are working on issues involving law and religion that respond to this crisis. We seek to present a diversity of religious and secular traditions and viewpoints at these symposia, and to engage these issues critically and constructively.

The kinds of questions that the Symposium will engage are the following but they should not be considered an exclusive list of possibilities: What is the proper role for law and legal institutions in a situation of global economic crisis, from the perspective of the religious traditions (and secular traditions that engage them)? What do these traditions counsel about the proper regulation of the accumulation of capital, business practices, the relationship of workers and owners, and national and international economies? What do they say about government responsibility or the legal and moral responsibility of non-governmental actors to those who are economically vulnerable or devastated due to the structure of the global economy? How do the religious traditions respond to international legal regimes that engage economic and related social issues, such as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights?

Presentations may, but need not, be accompanied by publishable papers. The Journal Board regularly invites presenters as well as others submitting abstracts whose work cannot be presented at this program due to time constraints to publish their work in a subsequent issue of the Journal. Travel funding for presenters is quite limited.

If you are interested in presenting at this Symposium, please send a
brief abstract (one to three paragraphs) describing your proposed
presentation to Linda Berglin, production mgr. of the Journal of Law and eligion, at lberglin@hamline.edu or Hamline University School of Law, 36 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. If you are new to the Journal ommunity, some background on your work in law and religion would be much appreciated. The Journal will start selecting presenters from the call for presenters and papers about April 1, 2009 but abstracts are welcome after that date. Presentations are most likely to be delivered in panel or roundtable style, perhaps 15-20 minutes per presentation, depending on what proposals are received. Abstracts will be kept confidential within the selection committee until presenters are chosen and confirmed.

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Marie A. Failinger
Editor
Journal of Law and Religion
1536 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
mfailinger@hamline.edu

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Baltic Studies Summer Institute in Wisconsin

BALSSI 2009 at UW-Madison

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


Deadline to apply is April 13, 2009.

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

Nancy Heingartner
BALSSI Program Coordinator
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin - Madison
210 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1328
PHONE: 608/265-6298
FAX: 608/890-0267

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CFP: The Literary Free Market: 1989-2009, 12/27-30/2009, MLA - Philadelphia

Deadline: March 15, 2009
Call for Papers:

Modern Language Association 2009 Convention
December 27-30, Philadelphia

MLA Session sponsored by the Division on Slavic & East European Literatures

"The Literary Free Market: 1989-2009"

This session will consider the 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the literary products-including journalistic-that followed. We are seeking papers concerning the transformation of the literary marketplace in Eastern Europe, the publishing industries (E&W) of the new Europe, conflicts and convergences between old and new media, as well as individual texts and authors that characterize or comment on the post-89 literary landscape. How have the expectations of the reading public shifted since 1989? What is the role of the translator in the literary free market? As both readers and scholars of East European literature, have we come to "value" it differently?

Abstracts of 350 words by 15 March 2009 to Jessie Labov .

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Summer Seminar: George Mason University, VA

Deadline: March 31, 2009

Free IHS Summer Seminar Institute for Human Sciences, George Mason University

If you're like many students, you're not quite satisfied with standard answers to social and political issues. You like to think for yourself, and you often come up with answers that don't fit neatly into "left" or "right" pigeonholes.

In the face of new global challenges, IHS seminars provide an opportunity to re-examine society and politics from outside the usual boundaries. They open a window on the classical liberal or libertarian perspective-a perspective that begins with individual liberty and explores where that leads for the individual, community, government, economy, culture...

Libertarianism is "the cutting-edge politics of the time," say Village Voice writers. And the New York Times reports it is drawing increasing interest among students.

Explore interesting questions...

What is the proper role of government?
How much liberty is good for the individual?
What conditions foster peace and prosperity?
What is the relationship between liberty and globalization, and how is globalization reshaping our world?
How can we protect the environment and still protect freedom of choice and opportunity?
What tools can help us solve social and economic problems most effectively?
Wherever you're coming from, an IHS seminar is an adventure in ideas.


Pick a seminar that's right for you!
The IHS seminar series offers something for everyone. Whether you are interested in a broad introduction to classical liberal ideas, or you want to extend your knowledge through intense discussion, explore the connections between art, music, and liberty, or discuss environmentalism, the future of globalization, or civil liberties, IHS has a seminar for you.

IHS also offers seminars appropriate for students and recent grads pursuing careers in journalism or public policy and academia or research.

The application deadline for IHS Summer Seminars is March 31, one month from now. If you want to spend a week (or weekend) with 60 of your peers exploring ideas, hearing lectures from top faculty, and discussing opinions, thoughts, and ideas all day and into the night then I encourage you to complete an application soon! You can find details on the program at www.TheIHS.org/Seminar

Check out our lineup and see which one is the right fit for you.
_______________________________________
Institute for Humane Studies - 3301 N Fairfax Drive - Suite 440 - Arlington, VA 22201-4432

OVIDIU PALCU
PhD Candidate
University of Athens
Faculty of Political Science

IHS seminars offer...
An intensive educational experience
IHS assembles a top-notch faculty of leading scholars. They draw on history, economics, political theory, public policy, law, and more. Spending the entire week with students, they share knowledge, trade ideas, present arguments and counterarguments, and explore practical implications.

Activities and hands-on learning
Trading games that simulate real world markets, exercises designed to grapple with actual problems, and lively discussions focused on a popular television show or film are some of the many interactive learning sessions at each IHS seminar. Because most people learn best by actually doing, lecturers encourage students to grapple with problems borrowed from the real world.

Discussion and debate
Each day is structured to include many opportunities for discussion. Participants exchange views in small groups, ponder thought experiments posed by professors, and offer challenges to the ideas. Informal discussion goes on into the wee hours of the night.

Career advice
A career session is tailored to the focus of each seminar. And interaction with faculty and staff throughout the week gives students an opportunity to gain insights about careers in the world of ideas, from academia to public policy, from journalism to film.

Join students from around the world...
Undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students are encouraged to apply..

For more than 20 years, IHS seminars have attracted bright, thoughtful students who share an interest in learning and exchanging ideas about the scope of individual rights, how markets work, what laws are justified, how to foster peace and prosperity, and more.

Participation is free!
Accepted applicants are awarded scholarships worth approximately $1,000, covering the cost of the program, room and board on a college campus, and materials and books. This is made possible through the generous support of the Institute for Humane Studies by contributors who want to encourage understanding of the principles of a free society.

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March 12, 2009

CfP: Tolstoy in Tomsk, 9/10-12/2009

Deadline - June 1, 2009

Tomsk State University
The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
The Institute of World Literature named after A. Gorky, Russian Academy of Sciences
The Academic Library of the Tomsk State University

Invite you to participate in an International Academic Conference
Leo Tolstoy's Heritage in the Context of Contemporary Studies in the Humanities

The Conference will be held at Tomsk State University (Tomsk) on September 10-12, 2009

The following are the reasons for having the first international academic conference in Tomsk.
- The role of TSU Academic Library in the preservation of the personal library of Leo Tolstoy and artifacts from the Yasnaya Polyana Museum during the Great Patriotic War (the Second World War of 1941-1945).
- The importance of the Tomsk philological school as a leading center of Russian studies of the humanities.

In 1941 all moveable artifacts from Tolstoy's House were brought to Tomsk from Yasnaya Polyana and were kept at the TSU Academic Library until 1945. The Academic Library of the Tomsk State University serves as a depository for the personal libraries of many distinguished figures of Russian culture, including V. Zhukovsky, A. Nikitenko, and G. Stroganov.

"The Heritage of Leo Tolstoy in the Context of Contemporary Humanitarian Studies" is an important part of a series of international academic conferences dedicated to Leo Tolstoy's 180 anniversary (2008) and centenary of his death (2010).

During the conference the following topics will be addressed:
- Leo Tolstoy in Russian and World Literature:
- Tolstoy's Philosophy and Aesthetics
- Formal poetic characteristics of Tolstoy's Works
- Leo Tolstoy as a Reader
- Leo Tolstoy and Siberia

Working languages at the conference will be Russian, English, German, and French.

Application deadline - June 1, 2009. Materials should be sent to:
irbor2004@mail.ru
iro2@mail.tsu.ru
Information should include - name and surname; work place, current position and academic status; title of the paper; address and phone. Advanced graduate students are invited to participate.

The Conference Proceedings will be published in 2010.

E-version of the paper is required (up to 0,5 quire, Microsoft Word, space from every quarter-2 cm., Times New Roman, 14 font size, interval 1,5, automatic word division)

The conference registration fee is 500 rubles.

Foreign participants may arrive not earlier than 9 September and departure should be planned for not later than 13 September. Participants must pay their own travel and accommodation expenses. Free lunch for participants will be provided. Cultural program will include a Tomsk sightseeing tour (including the Town History Museum and Siberian Botanical Garden), and a visit to the Museum of Rare Books of the TSU Academic Library.

All questions should be sent to: irbor2004@mail.ru iro2@mail.tsu.ru

Chairman of the Organizing Committee - Professor Emma Zhilyakova
Secretary of the Organizing Committee - Irina Gnyusova - tel\fax: +7 (3822)529-604; iro2@mail.tsu.ru
Tomsk State University
Informational Unit
634050 Tomsk, of. 205, 36 Lenin Ave.
________________________________

Donna Tussing Orwin, Professor
Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
University of Toronto
President, Tolstoy Society
Alumni Hall 415
121 St. Joseph St.
tel 416-926-1300, ext. 3316
fax 416-926-2076

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CFP : New Sources for the Religious History of Kazakhstan, 10/29-30/ 2009, Venice

deadline: April 15, 2009

CONF./CFP - Religion and Society in Central Eurasia, Venice, Oct. 29-30, 2009

Call for Papers

Religion and Society in Central Eurasia: New Sources for the
Religious History of Kazakhstan

Venice, Italy
October 29-30, 2009

The Institute for Research in Social and Religious History (Vicenza,
Italy) is pleased to announce the organization of a workshop to be
held in Venice on the religious history of the Kazakh steppe between
the 15th and the early 20th century. The goal of this workshop is to
explore new directions for the study of the religious history of
Central Eurasia. Accordingly we intend to bring together a number of
scholars to examine new archival and manuscript sources, starting from the formation of the Kazakh khanates until the Stalinist "revolution from above".

As we aim to highlight the specific features of the religious past of
the Kazakh region, we welcome papers on any topic related to religious history, especially those addressing relevant issues for the Kazakh steppe and the surrounding areas. Scholars with a research interest in Kazakhstan, Xinjiang, Russia, and Central Asia will be expected to discuss the cultural and social relations between the regions both separated and united by the Kazakh steppe.

We are especially interested in the following topics:

- Religious institutions from the 15th century to the early 20th century;
- Interconfessional dynamics from the 18th century to the early 20th century;
- Tsarist and early Soviet institutions administering religious communities.

Although much attention will be devoted to Islam, we encourage
specialists on Orthodoxy (both mainstream and sectarian), other
Christian confessions, Judaism and Buddhism to propose papers to be
presented at the conference.

Scholars from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Ministry of
Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan will take part in
the event. They will present the results of their decade-long effort
which has resulted in the publishing of a multi-volume edition of
sources for Kazakh history, and describe the sources concerning
religion included in the work.

Submissions should be sent by email to niccop@gmail.com as an attachment (pdf or doc) by April 15, 2009. The organization will respond to all applicants by the beginning of May.

Please include the following information:

1) Name of presenter
2) Academic position and institutional affiliation
3) Provisional title of the paper
4) Abstract of no more than 200 words
5) Contact information (please include e-mail address and telephone number)

The organization will cover travel expenses and will provide
accommodation in Venice.

Organizing committee:

Gian Luca Bonora (University of Bologna)
Sara Bordignon (Istituto per le Ricerche di Storia Sociale e
Religiosa, Vicenza)
Niccolò Pianciola (University of Trento)
Paolo Sartori (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)

For further information please contact Niccolò Pianciola at niccop@gmail.com

Istituto per le Ricerche di Storia Sociale e Religiosa
Contrà Mure San Rocco, 28
Tel. +39 0444 544350
Fax +39 0444 326236
36100 Vicenza, Italy
http://www.istitutodistoria.it/

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GRANTS- IREX US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

GRANTS- IREX US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

2009-2010 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

IREX is pleased to announce 2009-2010 competition for the US Embassy
Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.

The EPS Program provides fellowships of up to eight weeks to US
scholars and professionals to serve US Embassies as policy
specialists on a chosen topic and pursue their own research project
independently.

EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and housing and provides a living stipend.

Eligible Embassies and Fields:

* Azerbaijan (US Embassy, Baku)
- Environment
- Labor
- Religion

* Georgia (US Embassy, Tbilisi)
- Civil Society

* Kazakhstan (US Embassy, Astana)
- Inter-Ethnic Relations
- Religion

* Moldova (US Embassy, Chisinau)
- Civil Society
- Economics

* Russia (US Consulate, Vladivostok)
- Economics

* Tajikistan (US Embassy, Dushanbe)
- Economics
- Education
- Politics

* Turkmenistan (US Embassy, Ashgabat)
- Environment and Agriculture

The EPS application and supporting materials are available on the IREX website:
http://www.irex.org/programs/eps/index.asp

Completed applications are due no later than April 6, 2009.

Postdoctoral Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees (MA,
MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) are eligible to apply for the
EPS Program.

Questions may be addressed to the EPS Program Staff at eps@irex.org
or by telephone at 202-628-8188

EPS is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

Oksana Jensen
Senior Program Officer
Education Programs Division
IREX www.irex.org
T: (202) 628-8188 x128
F: (202) 628-8189
ojensen@irex.org

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March 10, 2009

Indiana University's 59th Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages

Indiana University’s 59th Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages

June19th - August 14th, 2009
Bloomington, Indiana
For more information, visit the SWSEEL website:
www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/
Or email: SWSEEL@indiana.edu

-Priority applications (for funding purposes) due March 20
-Apply through the SWSEEL website
-All students pay in-state tuition.
-Over 20 hours of weekly instruction
-Complete 1 full academic year of language study in 8 weeks!
-FLAS fellowships and other funding available (see website)

Languages and Levels Offered in 2009:
Azerbaijani 1-2
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian* 1
Czech 1
Georgian 1-2
Hungarian 1
Kazakh 1-2
Macedonian* 1
Mongolian 1
Pashto 1
Romanian* 1
Polish 1
Russian 1-6
Slovene 1
Tajik 1-2
Turkmen 1-2
Uyghur 1-2
Uzbek 1-2
Ukrainian 1

(*These languages are ACLS-funded and tuition-free for grad students specializing in any field related to Eastern Europe)

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CfP: Symposium on the Study and Teaching of Russian, 05/05-06/2009, D.C.

Deadline: April 3, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS: 2009 ACTR/MAPRIAL Symposium on the Study and Teaching of Russian

ACTR invites colleagues in the Russian field to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the forthcoming international symposium on the study and teaching of Russian, which will take place in Washington, D. C., May 5 - 6, 2009. The Symposium is the latest in the long-standing series of international conference events sponsored jointly by ACTR and the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRIAL) and will include invited Russian language specialists from Russia, Europe, and Central Asia.

The theme of the 2009 Symposium is <Слово в межкультурном и межличностном общении>. Abstracts of 350 words should be submitted (in English or in Russian) by April 3, 2009, to Sofia Kasmeridi at ACTR (kasmeridi@americancouncils.org
The 2009 Symposium will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel (22nd and N St., NW) in Washington, D.C., where a block of rooms have been reserved for the convenience of conference participants.

For more detailed information and periodic updates on the 2009 Symposium, please see www.russnet.org

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CfP: Old Challenges in a New Era: Development and Participation, 06/19-21/2009, Budapest

Panel deadline: April 1, 2009Paper deadline: April 15, 2009

5th CEU Graduate Conference in Social Sciences
"Old Challenges in a New Era: Development and Participation"
19-21 June, 2009
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary

2009 represents a crucial year which is testing our ability to deal with substantial political and economic challenges. Bringing a continuation of the economic crisis, the deepening of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a new American administration, and a severe energy crisis for several of the EU members, this period is proves to be a problematic reality check for our policies and theories. Reality proves to be one more time ahead of scholars' conceptualizations, politicians' capabilities, and policy-makers' solutions. With the many challenges ahead, we hope to generate interdisciplinary academic debates that tackle relevant topics in their fields of research. At the same time, we hope to connect different perspectives and approaches in order to produce high standard academic works.

We encourage graduate students and young faculty to contribute with papers and panel proposals on multiple topics. Details available at www.ceu.hu/polscijournal
The working language of the conference is English.

Financial support: There is no registration fee for qualified participants. Food and accommodation are provided by the organizers. Applicants can apply for a partial travel grant for the cheapest means of transportation. Those intending to apply for a travel grant should write a short letter of justification (up to 300 words).

We particularly welcome panels proposed by scholars coming from different institutions. A panel can be proposed using the special panel form and should be accompanied by the titles and abstracts (maximum 300 words) of five papers included in the panel.

Deadlines:
- The deadline for panel proposals is April 1, 2009.
- The deadline for paper proposals is April 15, 2009.
- Accepted applicants will be notified by April 30, 2008.
- Applications after deadlines are not be considered.

The paper applications consist of:
- Completed application form (Including the abstract - max. 250 words)
- Short CV (maximum 2 pages)
- (Optional) Applicants for travel grant: Short letter for justification (up to 300 words)

The panel applications consist of:
- Completed application form
- Short CV of the panel chair (max. 2 pages). Panel chairs have the travel costs covered up to a certain amount.

NOTE: In case you do not receive confirmation within 72 hours please re-send your application.
For further inquiries please e-mail to: gradconf2009@yahoo.com


The Editorial Board
CEU Political Science Journal
www.ceu.hu/polscijournal
Nador ut. 9, 1051 Budapest,
Hungary

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March 09, 2009

Funding: Polish parentage or Polish national

DEADLINE: May 1, 2009

The Pipe Dream Scholarship Fund
(for Polish nationals or persons of Polish parentage studying at the University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University)

2009 Scholarship Application available online at

http://scholarships.egrant.net

The Pipe Dream Fund was established at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation in 2006 to provide financial assistance to University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University students that are Polish nationals studying in the U.S. on a valid visa OR students whose parents are from Poland. Up to two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded in 2009. Full or part time students are eligible. Applicants will be interviewed prior to final selection.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

· Be an undergraduate or graduate full or part time student at either the University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University

· Be working to pay at least a portion of their own educational expenses

· Be a Polish national legally in the United States on a valid visa OR have parents that are from Poland

· Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average

· Be a non-smoker

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT http://scholarships.egrant.net

AND MAIL REQUIRED MATERIALS TO:

Pipe Dream Scholarship Selection Committee
301 N. Main St., Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2009

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD/DENIAL BY JUNE 1, 2009

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

· Copy of most recent transcripts or latest grade report
· Two recent (within 1 year) letters of recommendation (i.e., from instructors, counselors or employers – may not be related to applicant)
· Personal Essay on your Polish heritage and what it means to you (limit: 500 words)


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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CfP: Marian Pankowski, 11/13-14/2009, Brussels

Deadline: March 15, 2009

International Conference

Pan(K)opticum

Exploring the Writings of Marian Pankowski

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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CfP Jounral: Humanicus

Deadline: May 31st

HUMANICUS
An interdisciplinary on-line journal of social sciences, humanities and philosophy www.humanicus.org


CALL FOR PAPERS Issue #3 (summer 2009)


The HUMANICUS academic journal is accepting new essays for the upcoming 3rd issue (approx. time of publishing: summer 2009).

Humanicus is an academic journal concentrating on social sciences, humanities and philosophy, at the address www.humanicus.org
Technically, essays that can be classified as belonging to any social science are accepted for review and potential publishing. For now, we re accepting works in following areas:
Linguistics (general linguistics, English studies, Serbocroatian studies, Swedish studies, Chinese studies) Culture studies (sometimes referred to as culturology) and anthropology Sociology Philosophy

As the number of our reviewers grows, so will the count of the areas for which we accept essays. The concept of Humanicus is, in its ideal form, to publish essays in any and all world languages. In practice, that means that articles shall be accepted for review and publishing in those languages for which we at the moment have proofreaders for. We naturally hope that the number of the languages will grow during time. For the time being, we are accepting articles in English, Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian,Swedish, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese (Mandarin). As the number of languages grows, we will post information on the web page.

Though we completely understand that matter, in science, is more important than form, please keep the essay consistent with itself, e.g. use one method of citing throughout the essay and make the essay
as clear and accessible for reading/reviewing as possible.
www.humanicus.org

Humanicus is an electronic journal. The newest issue will always be downloadable in a .pdf format from this address, for free, as it is the opinion of the editor and the reviewing board that academic
education should be available to all, not only to those with a deep pocket. The journal comprises three parts:
1) The standard academic essay section
In this section, standard academic essays shall be published. Holders of any and all academic degrees are invited to submit their papers, in accordance with the current call for papers.
2) Reviews
Reviews of relevant books, essays, articles, even fiction books are accepted in this section.
3) The student section
Maybe even the most important of sections, the student section will concentrate on students, those who still have not achieved official academic expertise and still haven't received an academic title. The
general idea is to promote academic writing amongst students. The level of expertise for academic writing is not easy to achieve, and students are seldom encouraged to write academically. This section
should help students in honing their writing skills during the course of their studies. We invite all students (especially final-year students, seniors) to send us their essays. The essays shall be reviewed by a member of the reviewing board in accordance with the topic, after which the essay shall be sent back to the student with ideas and comments about how to make the essay better. Once the student has corrected the essay, he or she will resubmit, after which the review board will choose whether it will be published or not.

Instructions for contributors:
Works should be sent in a .doc format (MS Word) as an attachment. Hard-copied submissions are not accepted.
The essay should be sent to editor@humanicus.org
Every essay should have a short summary (not longer than 300 words), located on the front page, with the name of the author and his academic degree(s)..
The scope of the work can vary from subject to subject. We recommend to our contributors, however, that they should stick to an approximate number of 10 to 25 author-type pages – 1.5 lines spacing. Reviews should be kept under five pages.
The essay should be formatted in the following way:
Font Times New Roman or Ariel, size 12
Paper format A4 (for contributors from the USA or Canada: please do not use the LETTER format!)
Spacing 1.5
Quoting/citing: Do not use the Chicago style. Instead, the Turabian method is encouraged:
Dawkins, Richard. The God Delusion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 2006.
Please use footnotes rather than endnotes.


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JOB: Russia and Central Asia, National Defense Intelligence College

Application deadline: March 6th.

JOB- Professor of Russia & Central Asia, National Defense Intelligence College

DC-based Faculty Position in Russia and Central Asia, requirements PHD level education required, and proven teaching/publication background required. The salary is $120,830 to $160,860 annually at NDIC (DIA) in Washington, DC.

Apply via website:
https://diajobs.dia.mil/psp/recnprod/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/DI_HOME.DI_SIGNIN.USF
Vacancy Announcement Number: D09-021829-03-MEB
Position: Faculty Member

Specific Position Title: Intelligence Management Faculty
Opening Date: 13-FEB-09
Number of Positions Available: 1
Location: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Type of Appointment: Permanent
Contact Information: Mary Banks 202-231-5500
Closing Date: 06-MAR-09
Pay Plan: IA
Series: 1701
Pay Band(s): B05
Salary Range: From $120830 to $160860 annually
Work Schedule: Full Time

Who Can Apply?

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.

Position Summary:

Incumbent serves on the National Defense Intelligence College faculty, focusing on teaching core and elective courses, and conducting research in his/her area of expertise. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing, delivering, assessing, and improving courses within the approved curricula for the Bachelor of Science in Intelligence and/or the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence; serving as chair for at least six master's student theses; engaging with the Intelligence Community to bring the most current issues in intelligence to the classroom and to the research efforts of faculty and students; and participating in outreach activities through the College's Centers.


Online Application:
Your online application must clearly indicate that you possess the education and mandatory qualification requirements for this job, as specified in this vacancy announcement. Please note that some vacancy
announcements may not specify education and/or mandatory qualification requirements.

Additional Position Info:

- Teaches core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Science in Intelligence and the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence on topics dealing with globalization, social analysis, operational capabilities analysis and their application to Russia and previous member states of the former Soviet Union and Intelligence Community issues.
- Mentors/evaluates fellow faculty on teaching, scholarship and outreach activities as a Faculty Development Leader and part of a broad faculty development effort.
- Implements and enforces appropriate learning standards and rigor, and uses outcome assessment data for course, curricular, and program improvement. Develops a rich learning environment through Blackboard
instructional technology.
- Serves as committee chair for six graduate theses per academic year.
- Undertakes and disseminates intelligence research that contributes to the Intelligence Community's needs.
- Participates as needed in the College's outreach activities through its centers: The Center for Strategic Intelligence Research, the Center for International Engagement and the Center for Science and Technology Intelligence.
- Participates fully in college governance, represents the College at DoDIC agency meetings, conferences and symposia related to expertise, and maintains active liaison with government and private sector civilian, military, educational individuals associated with intelligence.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrate skill and knowledge in working with community, academic or international organizations to formulate affiliations, advance conflict and intelligence studies, and build cooperation between the National Defense Intelligence College and agencies in the Intelligence Community and Academia.

How Will I be Evaluated?
DIA will evaluate your online application and the narrative responses you submit addressing the mandatory and highly desired assessment factors for this position.

Narrative for Mandatory Position-Related Assessment Factors:
When completing the online application, you will be required to provide a narrative addressing each mandatory assessment factor. These factors describe capabilities which directly relate to the position being advertised and are essential for successful job performance. Before starting to write a narrative, you should refer back to the job duties described in the announcement under "Position Summary" and "Additional Position Information". When addressing each factor, you MUST document your experience and accomplishments as they relate to
the duties and responsibilities identified in the position description so it is evident that you possess the necessary qualifications to successfully perform the job duties described in this announcement. Not providing a narrative addressing these duties, not fully addressing each of the mandatory assessment factors, or simply referencing information contained in your online application is considered insufficient and will remove you from further consideration for the position. While most responses to individual factors do not exceed the equivalent of one typed page, we recommend your written response to each factor may not exceed the equivalent of the three (3) typed pages.

Narrative for Highly Desired Assessment Factors:
When completing the online application, you are encouraged to provide a narrative addressing each highly desired assessment factor. DIA uses highly desired assessment factors to identify the best qualified applicant in cases where several applicants appear to be comparatively qualified based upon narratives submitted addressing the mandatory assessment factors. Again, you should refer back to the job duties
described in the announcement under "Position Summary" and "Additional Position Information." When addressing each factor, you should document your experience and accomplishments so it is evident you
possess the necessary qualifications to successfully perform the job duties described in this announcement.

Mandatory Qualification Requirements:
Candidates must possess the below mandatory qualification requirements to be considered for this position.
Specialized Experience/Training Requirements
1. Graduate degree, Ph.D. desired, in intelligence related topic or academic discipline related to Russia and Central Asia
Mandatory Position-Related Assessment Factors:
1. Has a three-year research and publication plan to include successfully publishing two or more articles and/or making at least two presentations at an academic or professional conference over the three-year period.
2. This level of external engagement is frequent and substantive recognized by students, colleagues and the intelligence and academic communities. Is an active participant, often volunteering, and occasionally exercising leadership.
3. Develops a learning assessment plan to improve teaching. Provides mentorship to developmental and professional level instructors. Includes five or more peer reviews per year.
4. Demonstrates teaching excellence using the most contemporary content and pedagogy, preparation, organization, and delivery, particularly in non-lecture formats, and a rich Blackboard interactive and blended learning environment.
5. Knowledge of the DIA Strategic Plan, to include its goals and objectives (your response to this factor must describe how you would meet/advance the objectives if selected for this position.)
Highly Desired Assessment Factors:
1. Thesis mentoring; normally acts as reader or chair on six to ten graduate student theses annually. Mentors the thesis process with emphasis on research methodology, argument structure and logic, relevance and contribution to the Intelligence Community.
2. Applies innovative approaches to obtain feedback to enhance skills and facilitate improvement in products and services; establishes working relationships with senior leaders within and across agencies and organizations to advance corporate and IC goals.

ADVISORY NOTE: All positions in the Defense Intelligence Agency are in the excepted service and covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), a pay-banded, pay-for-performance system.

NOTE: DIA positions are in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations. All applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA employees are subject to initial and a periodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All applicants conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit, prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs. Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.

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Summer Study Abroad, Tallinn

Tallinn University's Summer School differs from other summer schools because, on the one hand, it puts forward the best of Estonian specialists together with teaching high level Estonian language and presents finest aspects of local culture. On the other hand, it integrates into the programme a wide range of internationally claimed academics, opinion leaders and intellectuals from all around the world.

However, the goal of Tallinn Summer School is not only to give an opportunity to the best faculty members from various disciplines. Most important is to bring together the incredibly diverse array of students and academics from all over the world in order to introduce them to different ways of thinking in the most relaxed and most casual manner.

Every year we revise and develop our programme in order to bring in new and relevant topics. In 2009, apart from different languages, creative writing, film making, painting, photography and communication workshops, summer school will delve into the matter of Everyday Life: what are the strategies and performances of social life, the networks of daily rhythms, and the common and minimal aspects of the habitat, the background noise? Key-note speaker is American philosopher prof. Alphonso Lingis. The second focus is debate on Georgia. Although all agree that democracy, freedom, justice – are good things, but do these words mean different people different things? We seem to understand something, but do we understand enough? Key-note speakers are different academics, e.g. prof. Svante Cornell from Uppsala University, former prime-minister of Estonia, Mart Laar but also Georgian politicians from both ends – coalition and opposition.

Tallinn Summer School is a meeting place for inquisitive minds!
Please feel free to obtain more information on our website www.tlu.ee/summerschools

Edith Sepp
Head
International Communication Office
Tallinn University

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Fellowships: for Translators, Vienna

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Wien
Deadline: 31 March 2009

The Paul Celan Fellowship programme supports East-West, West-East and East-East translations of canonical texts as well as contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and in the field of 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 three to six months at the IWM in Vienna between July 2009 and June 2010 to pursue their translation projects while working in residence at the Institute. The fellows 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.

Application: Please refer to our website www.iwm.at/fellowships.htm to learn all details of eligibility, application procedure and documents required.


Mary Nicklas
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien / Austria
+43/1/31358-108
+43/1/31358-30
nicklas@iwm.at
http://www.iwm.at

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CfP: - Central European University (CEU), Summer Program

The submission deadline is May 15, 2009.

Call for Proposals of the Central European University's (CEU) Summer program Interested in designing and running a summer course for CEU?

The Call has been posted at
http://www.sun.ceu.hu/01-about/proposals.php

The program is seeking innovative, research-based and/or policy-oriented course proposals taught by a team of 5-7 outstanding faculty members, preferably a good mix of eastern and western scholars both from CEU and elsewhere. The target audience is young faculty,
researchers, MA and Ph.D. students and professionals. (For detailed guidelines see the Call.)

Eva Gedeon
Executive Director
Summer University, CEU
1051 Zrinyi u. 14, Budapest
Hungary
Web site: http://www.sun.ceu.hu
Tel.: 36-1-327-3069
Fax: 36-1-327-3124
E-mail: gedeone@ceu.hu
Skype: evagedeon

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CfP: Women's and Gender History of Russia, X-XXI century: new problems and perspectives, 06/19-21/2009, Petrozavodsk

Russian Association for Research in Women's History
Annual Conference
June 19-21, 2009
Petrozavodsk (Karelia)

"Women's and Gender History of Russia, X-XXI century: new problems and perspectives".

Papers are invited on the following basic themes:

Days and troubles
1. Horizons of everyday life.
2. Women and work. Women's ways of life and leisure. Women-workers in and
outside home. Family economy and family work.
3. Women's labor in the country: past and present.

Family and domestic roles
1. Bride, Wife, Mistress. Women's loneliness in a historical perspective.
2. Girl's upbringing. Ceremonies of women's initiation in Russian
traditional culture and in non-Russian cultures.
4. Body and Beauty. Dangerous sexualities. Medical and scientific
discourses on women's body, sexuality, motherhood.
5. : Orthodox Christian women. Nuns,
Mothers Superior. The history of Russian religious belief in the light of
gender theory.
6. Motherhood, Family, State. The history of changing gender contracts in
the XX century Russia.

Women in Politics. Women and Citizenship. Public vs Private
1. Literary and Political salons in XVIII-XIX centuries. Ways of
communication and publishing activities.
2. Secular model of women's education.
3. Women-journalists. Women-writers.
4. Daughters of Liberty, Citizens of Revolution: Women on Russian
political arena, XIX-XX centuries.
5. The equality of rights and equality of possibilities. The "New Left"
Revolution and feminisms of 1960-80s.
6. Current problems in the history of violence. Traffic.

Deviant behavior, crimes, riots.
1. Women-criminals. The history of women's crime. The women's crime's
specific.
2. Prostitution and struggle against it.
3. Pornography and other forms of exploitation of women's bodies.
4. Contradictions of law. Woman in law.

Discourse on Women
1. Ambiguity of the literary discourse. - real and
imaginary.
2. Women in the history of Russian theater.
3. Women's theme and "Woman Question" in writings of Russian philosophers,
XIX-XX centuries.
4. Women in mass culture: the duality of the image. Emancipation under
control.
5. Volatile images of Russian advertising in the past and present (gender
aspect).


To apply, please, fill in the registration form and e-mail it to ifrwh@mail.ru before March 20, 2009. Working language of the conference will be Russian, however, the translation from English into Russian will be provided.

Unfortunately, due to very limited funding, the Conference Committee is unable to cover travel and other expenses of the conference participants.

Registration Form

Name____________________________
Title_____________________
Affiliation:_______________________
Contact info (telephone, e-mail)______________
Title of the paper:______________________________________
Abstract of the paper (250 words):__________________________
Preferable panel:_______________________________


The Conference Committee:
Natalia Pushkareva
Larisa Boichenko
Marianna Muraviyeva

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Prize: AAASS book prize competitions

nominations for the Association's eight book prize competitions

If you would like a book to be nominated, please contact the publisher and ask them to submit it. For detailed information about each prize, the eligibility criteria, and mailing addresses of committee members, please see: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/prizes.html and click on the name of
the prize.

. Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/prizes/vucinichprize.html
awarded annually for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences.

. University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/prizes/uscprize.html
(a new prize) awarded annually for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies.

. Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/prizes/zelnikprize.html
(a new prize) awarded annually for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the field of history.

. Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaaass/prizes/davisprize.html
awarded annually for an outstanding monograph on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography.

. Marshall Shulman Book Prize
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/aaaass/prizes/shulmanprize.html
awarded annually for an outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.

. Ed A. Hewett Book Prize
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/prizes/hewettprize.html
awarded annually for an outstanding publication on the political economy of the centrally planned economies of the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe and their transitional successors.

. Barbara Jelavich Book Prize
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/prizes/jelavichprize.html
awarded annually for a distinguished monograph published on any aspect of Southeast European or Habsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history.

. AAASS/Orbis Books Prize for Polish Studies
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/prizes/aaassorbisprize.html
awarded annually for the best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs.

The deadline for all nominations is May 8, 2009.

The names of the winners will be announced in the October 2009 issue of the Association's newsletter, NewsNet and the prizes will be presented at the AAASS National Convention in November 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/convention.html

Questions? Do not hesitate to contact me.

Jolanta Davis
AAASS Publications Coordinator and NewsNet Editor
AAASS
8 Story Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel.: 617-495-0679
Fax: 617-495-0680
www.aaass.org

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CfP: Student Conference, 04/24-26/2009, Bucharest

Deadline for submitting the abstract via e-mail: the 10th of March 2009
Call for Proposals -- Student Conference:
Cultural and Political Developments during the Socialist Regime in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe

Conference date: 24-26 April 2009

Organizing Institution: Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest,Romania

Website - http://fspubconference2009.wordpress.com/

The shape taken by the opposition against the state structures or the submission towards the Socialist Regime has varied across Central and Eastern Europe. The definition given to the concept of "new man" presents a series of relevant differences. In addition, the profile of the individual behavior gets further complicated due to the presence of a double identity: an official and a private dimension. Under these circumstances, various questions arise: what kind of "new man" is born in each state? Which are the faces of the opposition, up to which point do people adhere to the social norms, how does the civil society react and act?

The revolutionary wave that we faced in the late '80s has generated important social, political, cultural and economic changes, as diverse as the manifestation of Socialism in Central and Eastern Europe. It is equally important to study and analyze the "transition" period and the successive transformations, bearing in mind the cross- regime tendencies. Are the new institutions and political customs "re-founded" after 1989, as Stark (1996) noticed, not "on the ruins, but with the ruins of communism"?

The event addresses the students currently enrolled in the advanced years of study for a Bachelor degree, as well as the ones attending a Master programme. We invite participants from the field of Social Sciences and Humanities: Political Science, Ethnology, Law, Sociology, Economics, Journalism. The conference will take place at the Institute for Political Research, 8 Spiru Haret str., 010175, Bucharest 1, Romania.

In order to attend the conference, please send an abstract of 300 up to 400 words, in addition to a short CV, until the 10th of March 2009, at the following e-mail addresses:
bocse.alexandra-maria@fspub.ro
negulescu.ralucamariana@fspub.ro
spinu.daniela-mihaela@fspub.ro

The abstract, as well as the final paper, can be written in Romanian, English or French.

We will contact the authors of the selected papers until the 20th of March 2009. In addition, the participants have to send (until the 15th of April 2009), the paper (20 000- 25 000 characters). The participant papers will be later on forwarded to all the participants and will be published in the Proceedings of the Conference.

Contact details:
Bocşe Alexandra bocse.alexandra-maria@fspub.ro
Raluca Negulescu negulescu.ralucamariana@fspub.ro
Spînu Daniela spinu.daniela-mihaela@fspub.ro

We are particularly interested in the papers that might generate starting points for an interdisciplinary dialogue regarding the following aspects:
- Popular and Official Culture under the Socialist Regime;
- Projects of Social Change in the Socialist Society;
- Practices on the Socialist Political Scene;
- The Effects of the Political and Cultural Socialism on the Contemporary World.

Scientific Committee:
Cristian PREDA, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Alexandra IONESCU, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Damiana OŢOIU, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Centre d'Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL)
Călin COTOI, Department of Sociology and Social Assistance, University of Bucharest
Călin GOINA, Department of Sociology and Social Assistance, Babeş-Bolyai University, Sociology Department, University of
California, Los Angeles

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Summer Study abroad, Russian

Deadline: March 1, 2009
Contact us about late applications.

SRAS offers Russian as a Second Language (RSL) programs in 7 cities. The program is designed to deliver a solid curriculum to improve Russian language skills in grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, phonetics, reading, and speaking. These courses are for everyone - all levels from beginner to advanced, and our courses are open to anyone out of high school, not just current university students. This program is offered in the following 7 cities: Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Bishkek, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Read more about the program here: http://sras.org/study_russian_abroad

In addition to RSL programs, SRAS offers various summer Feature Study Abroad programs, which allow you to study topics in addition to language. This summer we offer the following programs:

Kyrgyz Summer Adventure: combines three weeks of intensive language study in Bishkek and one week of horse-trekking.
http://sras.org/kyrgyz_summer_adventure

Russian Studies Summer: designed to provide an educational foundation for students hoping to build a professional career with ties to Russia and Eurasia. Location: Moscow. Topics include history, language, culture, politics, international relations, the economy, and social issues. http://sras.org/russian_studies_summer

The Arts in Russia: an excursion-based program that teaches art history through the collections of St. Petersburg's famed museums. Location: St. Petersburg. http://sras.org/study_art_in_russia

Siberian Studies: a full-time course offering a close look at the history, development and current state of Siberia. Location: Irkutsk. http://sras.org/study_siberia

Intensive Russian Summer: for students ready to get serious about their Russian. With 125 contact hours packed into just five weeks, this is one of the most intensive programs available anywhere. Location: Moscow. http://sras.org/intensive_russian_summer

The Russian Far East: places you in one of the least understood yet vital portions of Russia's vast expanse. Choose it and you'll be immersed in Russian language courses while studying the economics, history, and politics of the region and living its most powerful economic and military center. Location: Vladivostok. http://sras.org/study_russian_far_east

TO APPLY, go to our site, www.sras.org, and click "Login".

Please feel free to contact me, Lisa, at lhorner@sras.org, with questions about our programs or the application. The costs for all programs are found on our site.

SRAS is an organization devoted to encouraging and facilitating both study in and study about Russia and the former USSR.


Lisa Horner
SRAS Student Relations
Email: lhorner@sras.org
www.sras.org

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March 06, 2009

CFA Journal: Regional & Local History

Articles for International Journal of Regional & Local History

Articles are invited for submission to the peer reviewed International Journal of Regional and Local History. See web site for details and examples: www.ijorals.co.uk

Aims and Scope
The intention of iJORALS is to publish articles with an historical approach but which may relate to other academic disciplines such as sociology, media, economics etc. The focus is on regional and local studies which is not restricted to any one location and contributions are encouraged which seek to provide international examples and comparisons.

Dr Philip Swan
Lincoln School of Humanities and Performing Arts
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln. LN6 7TS
United Kingdom
Email: pswan@lincoln.ac.uk
Visit the website at http://www.ijorals.co.uk

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CfP Journal: Journal of Justice Studies

Deadline: March 2009

Journal of Justice Studies Call for Articles

The Journal of Justice Studies is a blind peer reviewed journal. It will be published once annually in hard copies. The Journal will publish scholarly articles, essays, and book reviews relevant to justice issues. Since justice encompasses a wide range of issues and disciplines including crime, sociology, economics, politics, education, and social work, scholars will have the freedom to incorporate a combination of disciplines in their work.

All manuscripts must be carefully edited before submission. Submissions should not exceed 7-15 pages single spaced 8.5” by 11” manuscript pages (roughly 7,000-7,500 words), in a 12-point font and with one inch margins in American Psychological Association (APA) format. Pages should be numbered and tables, appendixes, graphs, charts, and footnotes should be included at the end of the text. The manuscript should be typed in Microsoft Word. Submissions should include four hard copies of the manuscript as well as a disk copy. Author’s bio should be submitted on a separate sheet of paper and include the author’s name, title, institution, mailing address, daytime phone and fax number, and e-mail address. Deadline date for submission is March, 2009. Every effort will be made to inform contributors of the outcome of the peer review process in a timely manner. If article is accepted for publication, authors must pay a small editing cost.

ISSN 19317X

For further information contact:
Alvin Mitchell

Journal of Justice Studies
Winston-Salem State University
Phone: 336-750-3055
mitchellal@wssu.edu


The Journal of Justice Studies is a joint venture with the Center for Community Safety in Winston-Salem, NC. The Center for Community Safety was established in 2001 as a community-based center for the purpose of shaping the way local communities in Forsyth County address and respond to violence impacting its residents. Its mission is to use research to shape action and response to community safety issues. Recognized as a leader both locally and nationally, the Center for Community Safety sustains and leverages community-based initiatives, develops innovative projects, and is used as a training facility for communities in strategic justice planning. For any additional information on the Center for Community Safety, please contact:

Alvin Atkinson, Director at (336) 750-3476 or atkinsona@wssu.edu

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CfP Journal: You and Yours: The Second Person in Literature,

Deadline: March 25, 2009
TRANS- # 8 Est/Ouest: "You and Yours". The Second Person in Literature


"You and Yours"
The Second Person in Literature

The dialog with the reader inscribes itself in a secular tradition. Whether it be to seduce the reader by means of an erudite captatio benevolentiae (“Ah ! insensé, qui crois que je ne suis pas toi” [ Ah ! fool, who thinks that I am not you], Victor Hugo), or a line of argument that is either ironic (as in Cervantes’s Don Quijote and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels) or perverse (as in the preliminary poem from Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal [The Flowers of Evil]), or, on the contrary, to attack the reader (as in the narratives of Céline or Jean Genet), the literary text often explicitly puts forward the kind of relationship that it attempts to establish with its reader and without which it could not exist. A number of diverse genres, fictional or not, lend themselves to such representations of the second person, ranging from the manifesto to love poetry, epistolary, and the novel.

Since Blanchot a commonplace of criticism has been the affirmation according to which literature is based on the “infinite” interpellation of an other which it will never reach. An illustration of this idea of literary space can be found in the monologue of La nuit juste avant les forêts [The Night Just Before the Forests] by Bernard-Marie Koltès, in which a man calls to someone who will never respond to him until he exhausts himself. According to Paul Celan, the poem, dialogic in essence, stretches “towards a you that can be invoked, towards a reality to invoke.” This “you” becomes a witness of the Other and becomes a figure of alterity. The second person is also the place where a profound interrogation of identity occurs : that of the exile of interiority. If contemporary literature has exploited all modes of interpellation, it is not only as a celebration of this “essential space,” but also as a way of renovating their forms. From Apollinaire, who revolutionized poetry in “Zone” by substituting “you” for the lyric “I,” to Peter Handke, who in Kaspar corners the character on scene through the anguishing mechanism of persecutory voices, as well as novelists such as Faulkner, Fuentes, or Butor, who in La modification [The Modification] follows his character using the second personal plural, there are numerous devices that, thanks to interpellation, alter the traditional modes of enunciation. What are the stakes in these enunciatory displacements that create what could be called a vocative literature ?

These are some of the diverse configurations of interpellation that interest us, without privileging or excluding any form, period, or genre.

Proposals for submissions (3000 characters or about 500 words), accompanied by a short bibliography and a brief author’s note, should be sent in a Word or RTF document before Wednesday, March 25, 2009 to the following email address : lgcrevue@gmail.com

Authors of accepted proposals should send completed articles no later than Thursday, May 28, 2009. The editorial team would like to underscore that the journal Trans— accepts texts written in French, Spanish, and English.


Revue Trans-
Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris 3
Email: lgcrevue_at_gmail.com
Visit the website at http://trans.univ-paris3.fr

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.Job: Russian lit and culture, Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College invites applications to fill a three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, with possibility of renewal for another three years, beginning August 2009. Teaching load is 2/3. Specialization in any area of Russian literature and culture; candidates with expertise in 19th-century prose, theater studies, visual culture, interdisciplinary studies, and/or a West Slavic or Central Asian language and literature might be especially attractive. Essential qualifications include: native or near-native proficiency in both English and Russian, commitment to undergraduate education, lively classroom presence, experience teaching language and literature/culture in North America at the university level, evidence of scholarly promise. PhD in hand by August 2009 required.

Please send cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to:
Sibelan Forrester
Chair, Russian Search Committee
Modern Languages and Literatures
Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390

Review of applications will begin on March 15 and continue until
position is filled.

Swarthmore College has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds including those who have intercultural experience and those with demonstrable commitments to an inclusive society and world. Swarthmore does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status, in employment or other programs.

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March 05, 2009

KATHRYN W. DAVIS GRADUATE STUDENT KATHRYN W. DAVIS GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT FOR 2009 AAASS CONVENTION

KATHRYN W. DAVIS GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT FOR 2009 AAASS CONVENTION

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Kathryn W. Davis’s generous donation to our organization, combined with matching donations from AAASS members, enables us to help subsidize travel costs for graduate students presenting papers at the 2009 AAASS Convention. We anticipate that we will be able to fund, on a competitive basis, 10 or more awards of up to $500 each. We are especially committed to subsidizing those graduate students who are attending the convention for the first time or who have no local institutional resources for travel support. Students may receive only ONE Davis Graduate Travel Grant over the course of their graduate studies.

Grant Provisions: The Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant is a merit- and need-based open competition. It will fund travel for graduate students presenting papers at the 2009 AAASS National Convention, which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. Failure to attend the convention and present the paper will result in the forfeiture of the grant.


Eligibility: Two categories of students presenting a paper at the Convention are invited to apply: 1) Ph.D. students in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian fields who have already completed their master’s degrees; 2) students enrolled in a professional master’s program in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Please note that all panelists and roundtable participants must become members of AAASS in order to participate. Preference will be given to first-time presenters, though students who have presented in the past may also apply. Since our funding is limited and we wish to fund as many deserving applicants as possible, we urge applicants to be as practical as possible in estimating their travel and lodging budget – e.g., that they consider sharing a room with another graduate student at the convention hotel where this option is feasible.

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2009. All applicants will be notified of their status by April 30, 2009.

All applicants must submit the following materials:

1) Curriculum vitae;
2) Abstract of the paper to be presented at the convention;
3) Tentative budget;
4) Statement of need, describing anticipated travel costs and potential other sources of funding;
5) Letter of reference from advisor or department chair which includes confirmation that departmental and/or institutional conference travel funds are not sufficient.

Application materials should be sent by e-mail to the members of the selection committee and Wendy Walker at the AAASS office (walker@fas.harvard.edu).


The selection committee includes: Dmitry P. Gorenburg, Harvard U, (gorenbur@fas.harvard.edu), Beth Holmgren, Duke U (beth.holmgren@duke.edu), Cynthia Buckley, U of Texas, Austin, (cbuckley@mail.la.utexas.edu), Robert Weinberg, Swarthmore College, (rweinbe1@swarthmore.edu).


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Job: Teaching Russian in an Elementary or Middle School, Memphis

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TEACHING RUSSIAN IN AN ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL?

Memphis City Schools is looking for educators with a background in Russian that may qualify for an alternative license to begin teaching in August 2009. We are looking for teachers who have a passion for World Languages and want to make a positive impact in the lives of our students!

Want to know more?
Contact Jennifer Belz
Memphis City Schools
Teaching and Learning Academy
2485 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
901.416.3605
belzjenniferl@mcsk12.net

Ready to apply?
You can complete an application at
www.teachmemphis.org

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CfP: European Peace Architecture of Integration and Engagement, 7/23-25/2009, Tirana,

Deadline: March 31, 2009

BRIDGING DIVIDES: EUROPEAN PEACE ARCHITECTURE OF INTEGRATION AND ENGAGEMENT 6th EuPRA bi-annual Congress, 23-25 July 2009, TIRANA

EuropeanPeace Research Association (EuPRA), the European affiliate of International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in cooperation with Faculty of Social Sciences, European University of Tirana, Albania is currently accepting submissions for its 6th bi-annual Congress to take place on 23-25 July 2009.

Historically, Europe has experienced splits and divisions that have created its unique and shared history and culture. As to Western Europe, it is evident that the process of integration that was initiated in economic terms, found its political momentum after 1989 with the unification of Germany, the dismantling of the Warsaw Pact and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. The integration that extended eastwards is evident not only in figures but also in political terms. However, the future of an integrated Europe and its identity face two challenges: the future of EU institutions and functioning, and the issue of enlargement towards Southeast Europe.

Accepted papers will be announced by May 1, 2009. As each panel
will have a discussant - an invited scholars from the relevant field, the approved - candidates will have to submit a full-length paper by July 1, 2009. This is a strict deadline. Conference papers will be made available to all participants in advance and included in the publication of the conference proceedings.


Proposals should be sent by email to the address:
eupra2009@gmail.com

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you need JavaScript enabled to view it Travel For international travelers there are two main ways to get to Tirana: Through Tirana International Airport (UET Vans will pick up and drop everybody) Through the Port of Durres which is only a few hundred meters from the University Hotels: Many hotels are available in Tirana. We can bargain that the price of a 4 star hotel during that period to be 40-45 euros (if we reserve in blocks). Fees and Funding Congress Fees are set at 100.00 Euros payable by bank transfer or upon registration for all participants.

The fee covers expenses of for conference proceedings publication, welcoming and farewell receptions, a trip to the coastal city of Vlora and other local costs during the conference.

A number of grants for participation fees, travel and accommodation are available. The deadline for funding application is May 1, 2009. ( source eNass)

OVIDIU PALCU
PhD Candidate
University of Athens
Faculty of Political Science

The conference aims at promoting discussion of both strategic and ethical questions surrounding issues of peace, integration, security, and justice, while committed to balanced discussions of diverse perspectives on division and engagement. We are most interested in the
cultural and political issues surrounding peace and integration occurring between nations and peoples. We invite papers on topics such as war, peace, global cooperation, domestic violence, and interpersonal conflict resolution; including questions of military and political security, the global and European economy, and global and European environmental issues.

Submissions are welcome from political and social sciences, and related disciplines. Our intentions are to welcome scholars from a wide range of interests within the academic community and educated members of the larger public. Doctoral students are also invited to submit proposals for papers to be delivered at the conference. Papers should be intended for a wide scholarship, though following academic standards in quality and style. Original papers presented at the Congress will be published.

Convener Assoc. Prof. Enika Abazi, Ph.D. Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, European University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
Venue European University of Tirana, Bul. Gjergj Fishta Tirana, Albania

Deadlines Each applicant should submit a paper proposal (max. 250 words) and a short bio (max. 100 words) of his/her academic affiliation/ research topic/general research
interests by March 31, 2009.

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March 03, 2009

CFP Essays: Postsocialist Sexualities

Deadline: April 27, 2009

CFP: Dilemmas of Visibility: Post-Socialist Sexualities (essay collection)

The democratic changes in post-socialist Europe have provided various
opportunities for making sexual minorities visible; yet, their general
recognition is still fraught with contradictions. Although the fall of
communism marked the end of state censorship, subtle forms of political and social control have emerged to marginalize or even silence public expressions of non-heterosexual identities and self-definitions. While some coverage of gay, lesbian and transsexual lifestyles is present in the mainstream media, the often sensational representations reinforce rather than counter a prevailing heterosexist prejudice. In fact, the post-socialist sexual landscape is characterized by the scarcity of politically sound public discussions of non-heteronormative sexual and gender identities and continuing hostile public reactions against sexual minorities.

Our aim in this essay collection is twofold. On the one hand, we intend to reflect on the ways in which sexual minorities are made visible in post-socialist Europe. What concern us here are the contradictions embedded in the visibility of sexual differences and 'new' forms of femininities and masculinities. What sexualities and genders have garnered attention and what identities are suppressed in post-socialist mainstream cultures? What forms of sexuality and gender invite aggression, phobia, and public scapegoating? On the other hand, the mainstream reactions provoke us to examine what forms of resistance, opposition, and activism have come into being to challenge and repoliticize prevailing heterosexist notions of gender and sexuality. Thus, we are interested in what kinds of visibility politics have been shaping and prove effective to counter sensationalized or hostile public reactions against sexual minorities in post-socialist Europe. In order to map out the various forces that define the post-socialist sexual landscape, we invite proposals that consider the visibility of post-socialist
sexualities in relation to both mainstream sexual politics and strategies of resistance and opposition.

Our overall hope is that the essay collection will provide fruitful ground for a comprehensive theorizing of post-socialist sexual politics and their specific cultural parameters. We are interested in expanding on existing feminist and queer theoretical interventions in visibility politics through negotiating Western feminist and queer agendas and those of post-socialist realities. To this end, we welcome papers that use comparative as well as interdisciplinary methodologies. Papers may cover (but are not limited to) various cultural and epistemological fields including literature, theatre
and performance arts, film, photography, media (including new media),
popular culture, publication and publicity, education, and non-governmental organizations within and across national borders.

Please email proposals (500 word abstracts) to Nárcisz Fejes (Case Western Reserve University) narcisz.fejes@gmail.com and Andrea P. Balogh (University of Szeged) andrea.pbalogh@gmail.com by 27 April 2009.

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CfP: Commerce and Religion in Medieval and Early Modern Times, 04/13-16/2010, Ghent

Deadline: April 1, 2009

Commerce and Religion in Medieval and Early Modern Times

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

How did merchants belonging to different religious groups conduct trade with one another during the Medieval and Early Modern period? How did different societies accommodate "infidels" in the interest of promoting profitable commercial activity? We seek papers that focus on specific instances of inter-faith commerce from around the world in the period from 1000 to 1800. Papers from a variety of perspectives (e.g. economic history, legal history, cultural history) are welcome. They should be based on original research.
We are particularly eager to receive contributions that approach two inter-related themes:

a) the emergence of institutions, technologies, and forms of social organization that may have reduced the uncertainty of commercial exchanges, which was particularly acute in the absence of family and religious ties. For example, papers might explore the mechanics of medium- to long-term credit between individuals and groups who shared no religious affiliation and traded over significant distances. Analyses of failed or coerced inter-faith commercial exchanges are also welcome if they reveal larger patterns of cross-cultural interaction.

b) the tension between economic pragmatism, legal prescriptions, and religious prejudice. We are eager to link the mechanics of commercial exchange to their broader cultural implications in a wide variety of contexts and historical moments. In particular, we want to understand how and whether the quest for profit either encouraged more tolerant attitudes or merely enabled different groups to coexist in the context of religious biases and patterns of segregation.


The ultimate goal of this session is to develop a comparative approach to these questions and to trace changes over time, while respecting the historical particularity of diverse cases.

Please send a paper title and an abstract of no more than 800 words via email to both session organizers no later than 1 April 2009. Proposals should be written in English. We are especially keen to review papers that combine empirical research and theoretical reflections.

Francesca Trivellato
Professor of History
Yale University
Email: francesca.trivellato@yale.edu

Cátia Antunes
Assistant Professor of History
Leiden University
Email: c.a.p.antunes@let.leidenuniv.nl

Dr. Catia Antunes
Leiden University
c.a.p.antunes@hum.leidenuniv.nl


Prof. Francesca Trivellato
Yale University
francesca.trivellato@yale.edu
Email: c.a.p.antunes@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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March 02, 2009

CfP Journal: Infinity

Deadline: June 7, 2009

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

INFINITY JOURNAL (IJ), a “global affairs journalzine”, is seeking creative and innovative papers (opinion pieces, Human Rights ) 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

Email: adamestahl@gmail.com


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Undergraduate Prize: Force and Diplomacy

Deadline: April 1, 2009


Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy


Temple University's Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) solicits submissions for its annual Edwin H. Sherman Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy.


The recipient of the Edwin Sherman Prize will receive a $1,000 award along with a certificate.

Any paper written by an undergraduate student in the 2008 calendar year submitted by either the student or a faculty member at the student's college or university is eligible. The paper must address an issue, contemporary or historical, that demonstrates the intersection of force and diplomacy in international affairs. Although electronic submissions are preferred, hard-copy submissions will be accepted. Papers must be emailed or postmarked no later than April 1, 2009, to:

Electronic submission:

Benjamin Brandenburg
bbb@temple.edu

Hard copy submission:

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy
History Department
Gladfelter 913
Temple University
1115 W. Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089

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CfP: Women Writers/Artists and Travelling Modernisms, 06/04-05/2009, Brisbane

Deadline: March 30, 2009
WOMEN WRITERS/ARTISTS AND TRAVELLING MODERNISMS

Papers are invited on women writers/artists and any aspect of Modernism.
June 4-5, 2009
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia.

Already confirmed speakers include Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego State University), Susan Sheridan (Emerita, Flinders University), Maryanne Dever (Monash University).

Session Topics may include:
• Gender in Modernism(s)
• Modernism(s) and Anti-colonial consciousness
• New Women and Modernism(s)
• Geographies of Modernism
• Troubling Gender and Modernism(s)
• Aesthetics and Modernism(s)
• Diasporic Modernism(s)
• Exile and Modernism(s)
• Key Figures in Modernism(s) – Familiar and Unfamiliar
• Gender Insubordination and Modernism(s)
• Modernism in International Frames
• Modernism(s), War and Violence
• Queer Conjunctions in Modernism(s)
• What Was Modernism?
• When Was Modernism?
• Cross-cultural Aspects of Modernism(s)
• Modernism(s) and Socialist Politics
• Modernist Collaborations
• Travelling Modernists
• Travelling Modernisms

Usual length of papers will be 20 minutes. Deadline for proposals is 30 March 2009. Email your abstract(including contact details and AV requirements) to c.ferrier@uq.edu.au

Earlybird Registration by 30 April

Registration cost: Fulltime academics: $AUD180; Others including postgraduate students: $AUD90. Registration includes lunches and reception.

Professor Carole Ferrier,
Centre for Research on Women, Gender, Culture and Social Change,
School of English, Media Studies and Art History,
The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Brisbane QLD 4072
AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 (0)7 3365 3146.
Email: c.ferrier@uq.edu.au


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