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May 29, 2009

Outreach Coordinator position, U. Chicago

Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator

CEERES, The University of Chicago

https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1243536202994

The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES) is a National Resource Center (NRC) funded by Title VI of the US Department of Education. Our primary objectives are to enhance programs in CEERES area languages and related fields of study at the University of Chicago and support faculty and student research, campus-based conferences, workshops and arts programming focusing on the CEERES region. Funding for the NRC also mandates initiatives to provide educational and outreach programs at local, regional, and national levels for K-12 and post-secondary educational institutions as well as for business, media, government, and the general public. Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator will be responsible for working with faculty, staff, students and various units at the University to plan and implement CEERES programming on campus. In addition, s/he will be essential in the planning, coordination, and implementation of CEERES-related outreach activities for K-12 and post-secondary educators, local businesses, media, international and cultural organizations, and the general public. Activities include teacher training workshops, programs for students, creation and distribution of curriculum enhancement materials, publication of newsletters and brochures, and consultation. The Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator also manages all publicity for CEERES activities in various formats including writing press releases, assists in writing grant proposals and reports on CEERES events and activities, and represents CEERES at national workshops and conferences. A cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and a writing sample as explained in the 'Qualifications' section below are required to be considered for this position.

Bachelor's degree required; knowledge of a CEERES-area language and culture required; at least three years of administrative experience, preferably in higher education or a not-for-profit organization preferred; experience with data collection and grant-writing preferred; experience in workshop/conference planning and coordination preferred; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel required; experience with Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Adobe InDesign strongly preferred; experience with Power Point and Access, preferred; research and reporting skills preferred; public speaking experience preferred; proven ability with basic web maintenance and willingness to learn additional web design and desktop publishing software preferred; excellent oral and written communication, proofreading, and editing skills required; attendance at and supervision of evening and weekend events required; ability to work independently and follow through on multiple simultaneous projects without close supervision of individual tasks, required; ability to interact with diverse personalities on and beyond campus - including faculty, staff, students, K-12 educators, representatives of government agencies, and the general public - professionally and with discretion, required.

A cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing sample (as explained here) are required to be considered for this position. For the writing sample, please describe your role and involvement in a collaborative project or in organizing a public or academic event.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Free Georgian distance course (U. Malmö)

I'm passing along an appeal from Manana Kock-Kobaidze manana.kock.kobaidze@mah.se, who teaches Georgian language distance
learning courses at Malmö University in Sweden. Georgian I, which is usually taught every semester, is threatened with closure in fall 2009: the University has raised the minimum enrollment from 25 to 35. If Georgian I is cancelled this fall, there is a risk that
it will be cancelled for further semesters too.

I have taken Georgian I and can recommend this course highly to anyone looking for a solid and manageable introduction to Georgian, and to those who are working through more comprehensive textbooks (e.g., Aronson's or Hewitt's) that are challenging to self-study. The course is well thought out in its material (logically ordered themes, limited grammar information) and the means of teaching it (a combination of on-line self-check and teacher-corrected exercises). It is taught entirely on-line, and Dr. Kock-Kobaidze is very accessible and responsive, through e-mail and optional Skype sessions. The course is also *FREE* (once enrolled, one must wife-transfer a small fee, SEK200 or about US$26, to join the Malmö Student Union), and a nice way to meet other learners from around the world.

The deadline for so-called late application is 28 August.
The official site of the course is http://www.edu.mah.se/IM202E/
There is a link to the application at this site.
Information about the course and a link to the
application are also found
here:
http://webzone.imer.mah.se/projects/georgianV04/INTRO/index_Georgian.html
http://webzone.imer.mah.se/projects/georgianV04/INTRO/apply.html

Please email Dr. Kock-Kobaidze with any questions:
manana.kock.kobaidze@mah.se

Robert Romanchuk
Associate Professor of Slavic Florida State University Department of Modern Languages 362 Diffenbaugh Tallahassee FL 32306-1540

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The German Question 1945-89, 11/05.-07/2009, Eichstaett

Antwortadresse: zimos@ku-eichstaett.de

Internationale und interdisziplinäre Konferenz

"Die deutsche Frage im Ost-West-Geflecht – zum 20. Jahrestag der Öffnung der Berliner Mauer"

Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, ZIMOS (05.-07. November 2009)

Die Öffnung der Berliner Mauer am 9. November 1989 erschütterte die seit 1945 erstarrte europäische Nachkriegsordnung und rief bei vielen Nachbarn Deutschlands alte Ängste hervor. Mit dem deutschen Einigungsprozeß war allerdings untrennbar die Überwindung der europäischen Spaltung verbunden, die die Erfüllung jahrzehntealter Träume der Europäer darstellte. Diese beiden Aspekte der damaligen Entwicklungen – Verunsicherung auf der einen und hoffnungsvolle Erwartung auf der anderen Seite – sollen im Rahmen der geplanten Konferenz untersucht werden. Sie wird sowohl auf den deutschen Einigungsprozeß als auch auf die Reaktionen der östlichen und westlichen Nachbarn Deutschlands auf diese Vorgänge eingehen. Besonders intensiv wird sie sich mit der Haltung Moskaus befassen, denn der Schlüssel zur deutschen Einheit war seit 1945 im Kreml
deponiert. Die Beweggründe, die die sowjetische Führung zu seiner Herausgabe veranlaßt haben, geben bis heute Rätsel auf. Auch die Haltung Washingtons, die sich von derjenigen mancher unmittelbarer Nachbarn Deutschlands unterschied, soll im Rahmen der Tagung erörtert werden.
Die Tagung wird sich weiterhin mit der Geschichte der deutschen Frage sowohl im 19. als auch im 20. Jahrhundert beschäftigen. Im Anschluß an die Konferenz wird eine Podiumsdiskussion stattfinden, die sich mit folgenden Fragen befassen wird: Warum war die 1989 erfolgte Überwindung der europäischen Spaltung nicht von Dauer? Warum erlebt Europa 20 Jahre nach dem Fall der Berliner Mauer eine Neuauflage des Ost-West-Konflikts? An der Tagung werden sich Historiker, Politologen, Publizisten und Akteure der damaligen Ereignisse aus Ost und West beteiligen.

Anmeldung per E-Mail (zimos@ku-eichstaett.de) oder per Fax (08421-932717) bis zum 15.10.09

Teilnahmegebühr €18,-
Für Studierende, Auszubildende und Schüler € 9,-
Mitglieder der KU Eintritt frei

Donnerstag, 05.11.2009
16.00 Uhr: Einführung (Leonid Luks, Eichstätt)
16.15 Uhr Die Stalin-Noten von 1952 im Lichte neuer Dokumente aus russischen Archiven (Jürgen Zarusky, München)
17.00 Uhr Wladimir Semjonow über die deutsche Frage – zu den Aufzeichnungen des sowjetischen Deutschlandexperten (Boris Chavkin, Moskau)

Freitag, 06.11.2009
9.00 Uhr: Die Deutschlanddebatte in der nichtoffiziellen polnischen Publizistik der 1970er Jahre (Leonid Luks)
9.45 Uhr: Gorbatschow und die deutsche Frage (Alexander Vatlin, Moskau)
10.15 Uhr: Russische Reaktionen auf den deutschen Einigungsprozeß im Spiegel der Umfragen (Tatiana Timofeeva, Moskau)
11.00 Uhr: Die Deutschlandpolitik der Regierung Kohl nach dem Fall der Mauer (Horst Teltschik – angefragt)
11.45 Uhr: Die Auflösung der DDR (Andreas Umland, Eichstätt)
14.30 Uhr: Das sowjetische Militär und die deutsche Frage (1989-1990) (Zaur Gasimov, Mainz)
15.15 Uhr Die Reaktion der Regierung Mazowiecki auf den deutschen Einigungsprozeß (Wanda Jarzabek, Warschau)
16.15 Uhr: Ungarns Beitrag zur friedlichen Revolution in der DDR (Peter Durucz, Eichstätt)
17.00 Uhr: Die samtene Revolution in Prag und die deutsche Frage (Jan Pauer, Bremen - angefragt)
17.45. Uhr Der skeptische Verbündete – F. Mitterand und die deutsche Einheit (Klaus Schubert, Eichstätt)
19.00 Uhr: Empfang im Holzersaal

Samstag 07.11.2009
9.00 Uhr: Angelsächsische Widersprüche – Die Reaktion Londons und Washingtons auf den deutschen Einigungsprozeß (John Andreas Fuchs, Eichstätt)
9.45 Uhr: 1870/71 und 1989/90 – zwei deutsche Einigungsprozesse im Vergleich (Heinz Hürten, Eichstätt – angefragt)
10.45 Uhr: Droht Europa 20 Jahre nach dem Fall der Berliner Mauer eine neue Ost-West-Konfrontation? Was liegt den Identitätskrisen der postkommunistischen Zivilgesellschaften zugrunde? Versuch einer Bilanz – Podiumsdiskussion.

Teilnehmer: Adam Michnik, Warschau – angefragt; Horst Teltschik – angefragt; G. Dalos, Berlin / Budapest - angefragt; Helmut Domke – angefragt; Christian Holtz; Vladimir Kantor, Moskau; Eitan Finkelstein, München; Referenten der Tagung „Die deutsche Frage im Ost-West-Geflecht“ und Studierende des Masterstudienganges Internationale Beziehungen, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Leonid Luks
(In Zusammenarbeit mit Christian Holtz – Prof. der Akademie für Fragen der Rechtsordnung, Verteidigung und Sicherheit der Russ. Föderation - Beauftragter in Bayern, Denkendorf)

http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/

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History of Anti-Communism

Call for Papers

"The History of Anti-Communism"

Journal: "Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung" (Yearbook for Historical Communist Studies, JHK)

Deadline: July, 31, 2009

The history of anti‐communism will be the main theme of the Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung (JHK) in 2011. From the beginning, the world view of communism, its adherents [Interpreten] and those who built regimes in its name came up against the vehement rejection of bourgeois society. They saw an existential danger in its atheistic and anti‐national ideology, which negated the existing political, economic and social order. But so too did Socialists and Social democrats experience the advance of communism in the aftermath of the First World War and the Russian October Revolution as a threat to their hegemony in the workforce. Anti‐communism was established as a reaction to communism; however, during its existence it never developed clearly defined objectives, its own ideology or a precise, comprehensive system of thought. Its historical development and organisational forms are to be at the centre of the 2011 edition of the journal. The editors and advisory board of the Jahrbuch invite contributions that deal with the characteristics of anticommunism during the interwar years, under National Socialism and Fascism as well as during the first decade after 1945. The focus can be on Europe or worldwide. The contributions should address the multifarious associations and organisations of anti‐communism, shedding light on their patrons, ideologues, stereotypes and images of the enemy. To what extent and in what phases did anticommunism direct itself not only against totalitarian communism, but against any criticism from the Left? Was anti‐communism the ‘cardinal folly of our time’ (Thomas Mann)? How did communism react to its adversary? How did they stigmatise critics within their own ranks? To what extent can we differentiate between a ‘democratic anti‐communism’ and an ‘undemocratic anti‐communism’? Is there anti‐communism without communism? To what extent did communist movements succeed during the second half of the twentieth century in stigmatising anti‐communism sufficiently that anticommunism became part of ‘political correctness’ down to the present day, which is an obstacle preventing an unambiguous evaluation of communist regimes?

The editors also welcome offers of contributions that are not part of the main theme outlined above. Especially welcome are texts focussing on the year 1961 as a Cold War caesura in Europe or globally. Also aspects of the Great Terror in the Soviet Union which ask new questions are welcome, as it will be 75 years since the beginning of these events when the Jahrbuch is published in 2011. Finally, contributions are welcome which deal with the place of the history of communist dictatorships in the culture of memory in present day Europe.

Please send offers of contributions to the editor of the Jahrbuch, Karin Jaeger, at: jhk@stiftungaufarbeitung.de
They should be in the form of a short outline with details of the author. The Jahrbuch publishes essays and miscellaneous short articles, biographical sketches, contributions to the Forum section as well as overviews of research and archives. They are published in German and are usually between 25,000 and 50,000 characters in length. Translations from other languages can be arranged by the editors. Payment of a fee for contributions is, unfortunately, not possible. The Jahrbuch will appear in March 2011. Contributions for this edition must be with the editors – unless otherwise agreed – by 31 January 2010.

For further details about the Jahrbuch go to:
https://stiftung-aufarbeitung.de/Jahrbuch/index.php?PHPSESSID=3f788da2d6cc1778b2878fc5854d0c78

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Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities, 10/11-13/2009, Hawaii

LANGUAGE LEARNING IN COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNITIES (LLCMC) CONFERENCE
October 11-13, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/llcmc/

Once, computers were seen as thinking machines or electronic tutors. Now the computer has become one of many devices that people use to form virtual communities of all kinds. In the field of language education, computer mediated communication (CMC) enables students to interact with one another free of space and time constraints and to participate in communities of learning with their counterparts in the target culture. The Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities (LLCMC) Conference explores the use of computers as a medium of communication in language learning communities.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
* Keynote talk by Dr. Gilberte Furstenberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
* Wide range of intriguing concurrent sessions
* Special panel showcasing online cultural exchanges based at the University of Hawaii
* Optional pre-conference event (free) - CULTURA: Web-based Intercultural Exchanges (October 10-11) - http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/llcmc/cultura.html

See CONFERENCE SCHEDULE for more details -
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/llcmc/schedule.html

PRE-REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 15 to enjoy special discounted rates:
Student - $40
General - $70

Visit http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/llcmc/registration.html for more information about conference registration and to download the registration form.

Questions? Please contact us at nflrc@hawaii.edu

National Foreign Language Resource Center
University of Hawai'i
1859 East-West Road, #106
Honolulu HI 96822
voice: (808) 956-9424, fax: (808) 956-5983
email: nflrc@hawaii.edu
VISIT OUR WEBSITE! http://nflrc.hawaii.edu

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May 27, 2009

Caucasus and Central Asia Conference, 07/3-4/2009, University of Birmingham

Deadline: June 29, 2009

International Inter-Disciplinary Conference

"The Caucasus and Central Asia: Theoretical, Cultural, and Political Challenges"
3-4 July 2009
Caucasus and Central Asia Research Group
The University of Birmingham, UK

This major international conference is the founding event of the University of Birmingham Research Group on the Caucasus and Central Asia, formed by academics and Ph.D. students from across the University of Birmingham. The two-day inter-disciplinary conference will be held in room G51 of the European Research Institute, University of Birmingham on Friday, 3rd July and Saturday, 4th July 2009.

The conference seeks to generate a more balanced and comprehensive understanding of the Caucasus and Central Asia by providing historic, cultural, social, and political perspectives on these strategically important regions of the former Soviet Union. It brings together a wide range of panelists, including policy-makers, CEELBAS-network academics, other distinguished scholars and Ph.D. students specialising in these areas.

Among the main speakers are:
Vicken Cheterian (CIMERA, Geneva)
John Colarusso (McMaster University, Ontario)
Moshe Gammer (Tel Aviv University)
Edmund Herzig (University of Oxford)
Ashirbek Muminov (The Institute of Oriental Studies, Almaty)
Domitilla Sagramoso (Kings College, London)
Thomas de Waal (Conciliation Resources, London)

Papers will be presented on a variety of topics, including:
Language and Literature of the Regions
Ethno-Nationalism and Politics in the South Caucasus
History of the Caucasus
Central Asia and Caucasus and the Outside World
Traditionalism versus Reformism in Islam
Domestic and Foreign Policies of the Central Asian and Caucasian States
Culture and Society of the Regions

The conference is organised with financial assistance from the Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS); the ASSC Seed Corn Funding of the College of Social Sciences and the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Birmingham.

There is no registration fee but those wishing to attend the conference will be asked to make a small contribution of £5 (students) and £10 (non-students) towards coffee and lunch provided at the conference during two days. For further information you can consult the University of Birmingham website at www.crees.bham.ac.uk
To register an interest in attending this event please contact Ms Nino Kemoklidze at NXK790@bham.ac.uk Please, include your name, institutional affiliation and contact details.
Participants are requested to register by Monday, 29 June 2009.

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Red-Letter Days in Transition, 11/7-8/2009, Oslo

Deadline: June 1, 2009

workshop in Oslo on Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8, 2009

The research group Red-Letter Days in Transition invites proposals for papers on topics relevant to the research project Red-Letter Days in Transition. Calendric Public Rituals and the Articulation of Identities: Central Europe and the Balkans 1985 to the Present.
Preferred topics will include national days, commemorative holidays and politically significant red-letter days; however, the scope need not be restricted to these specific days.

Papers should focus on public discourse relating to these red-letter days and their role in the transition period, rather than on their ethnographic content, and should preferably be based on primary sources from the region. We particularly encourage text-oriented approaches. We are also interested in the theoretical underpinnings of studying red-letter days in the transition period.

Submission deadline: June 1, 2009.

For information on the research project, please see http://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/forskning/forskningsprosjekter/kor/index.html

We welcome contributions in all disciplines relevant to the project. The organizers of the workshop will attempt to secure publication of selected papers.

Proposals should be submitted for a 20-minute presentation delivered in English plus 10-minute discussion. Abstracts should be at most 1 page in length, including examples and references, using a 12pt font with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides. All examples and quotations in the languages of Central Europe and the Balkans must be translated into English.

Submissions in English (in pdf format) should be sent to the following address: a.m.banach@ilos.uio.no

There is no participation fee, and refreshments and a light lunch are provided on both days. Travel and accommodation is at the participants' expense.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: June 1, 2009
Notification of acceptance: June 19, 2009
Workshop dates: November 7-8, 2009

Karen Gammelgaard professor
Institutt for litteratur, områdestudier og europeiske språk (ILOS)
Pb. 1003, NO-0315 Oslo
Universitetet i Oslo
tlf. nr. 22 85 67 95

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
Pb. 1003, NO-0315 Oslo
University of Oslo, Norway
+ 47 22 85 67 95; fax + 47 22 85 68 87

http://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/om-instituttet/ansatte/vit/gammelga.xml

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Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) Travel Grant

IREX is pleased to announce an open competition for the 2009-2010

Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) Travel Grant

The Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) travel grant gives American scholars the opportunity to obtain funding assistance for the travel of a collaborator from Eastern Europe or Eurasia for an approved academic purpose. The grant will cover the cost of international airfare, administrative costs for acquiring a visa and fees for conferences in which the scholars are presenting collaboratively.

For detailed information about grant administration and eligibility, please consult the PCR Applications and Instructions, which can be found at:
http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/programs/uss_pcr.asp

For questions regarding PCR, please email pcr@irex.org

Completed applications are due no later than June 1, 2009

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Program Officer - Eastern Europe

Program Officer - Eastern Europe

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education, is a collaborating agency of U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, charged with the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program, the flagship international exchange program of the U.S. government. The program provides grants to U.S. scholars and professionals to lecture or conduct research at universities abroad (U.S. Program) and brings foreign scholars to the United States to conduct research or lecture (Visiting Program).

Purpose of Position: To administer the Fulbright Scholar Program for the Europe unit. To administer the program in accordance with policies and procedures of CIES, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and the United States Department of State; to carry out work responsibilities and assignments within the Europe unit as part of a team that works collaboratively within the unit and within CIES; to administer scholar caseloads for countries within Europe, with emphasis on Eastern Europe, Russia or Ukraine, and others as assigned by the Assistant Director; to collaborate with colleagues in the unit and with CIES outreach and public relations staff to implement appropriate recruitment strategies for US scholars; to administer the peer review process and post selection services for US scholars; to assist visiting scholars with affiliation at US universities and provide post-selection services to visiting scholars; to identify and create synergies between US and Visiting Scholar programs in collaboration with the Assistant Director; to work with overseas Fulbright Commissions and U.S. Embassy posts and with professional associations and scholars in coordination with the Assistant Director and other CIES leadership as needed.

Major duties:
Manage a case load of U.S. and Visiting scholars and professionals; responsibilities include U.S. recruitment from a range of higher education institutions and professional associations in collaboration with the CIES outreach and public relations staff; use institutional and professional contacts to promote faculty and professional exchanges, and collaborate on institutional outreach efforts.

Review applications and projects against eligibility criteria and establish appropriate review process based on knowledge of relevant academic fields; conduct peer review meetings in cooperation with CIES program services and the Assistant Director.

Prepare selection recommendations for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the U.S. Department of State, and Posts and Commissions based on policies and program guidelines.

Affiliate Visiting Scholars from Eastern Europe and other assigned countries, in consultation with representatives of higher education institutions in the U.S. and in coordination with representatives of Fulbright commissions and U.S. Embassies to ensure a suitable match between scholars' needs and US host institutions.

Administer grants written by CIES and by Fulbright Commissions, schedule and track payment of grantee stipends and monitor grant processes for designated countries in collaboration with Assistant Director and coordinate with administrative services to process scholar requests for honoraria, grant extensions and renewals, sponsorship transfers etc.

Participate in preparation of country-specific information and other orientation materials needed for the pre-departure orientation of US Fulbrighters to Europe in cooperation with the CIES Program Services unit and the Assistant Director for Europe.

Monitor Visiting Scholars as required throughout their grant period, providing advice on applicable policies, procedures and regulations, and addressing problems and emergencies as needed.

Maintain collegial relationships with partners in overseas commissions, embassies, the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and other relevant constituencies, and provide regular updates on program status in coordination with the Assistant Director and CIES leadership.

Collaborate with the responsible Assistant Director to project program costs, manage budgets and monitor fiscal reports on country allocations and expenditures using quota sheets, benefit levels, and monthly access reports. Make recommendations for use of unspent funds.

In collaboration with the CIES Program Services unit, coordinate the maintenance of accurate SEVIS records; keep abreast of immigration issues as they apply to the Fulbright scholar J-1 visa holders and J-2 accompanying dependents, including current national security issues, initial issuing and re-issuing of DS-2019 forms, and SEVIS compliance, U.S. income tax, Social Security, Taxpayer Identification and related issues.

Assist with special projects and serve on committees in support of the Visiting and US scholar programs and CIES-wide programs as requested and serve on task forces and working groups as needed in coordination with the responsible Assistant Director and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education/Experience/Skills:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university; bachelor's degree and significant program administration experience acceptable in exceptional cases; five years of progressively responsible management experience in a non-profit organization or higher education institution; experience in international education or overseas experience preferred; experience and knowledge of Eastern Europe, Russia or Ukraine preferred; strong administrative, management, decision making, and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written; ability to interact with high level professionals and with all levels of staff; ability to work independently without close supervision and as part of a team; well-developed organizational and time-management skills; ability to work effectively under pressure of deadline.

Please email resume and cover letter to CIES-HR@iie.org and include the position name and unit in the subject of your email. No phone calls, please. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Russian, IN

Instructor of Russian, Indiana University, SWSEEL

The Summer Workshop for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) at Indiana University has an opening for an instructor of 2nd/3rd year Russian. The Workshop is an 8 week intensive language course from June 19-August 14, 2009. The position will require 3 hours of teaching per day, Monday through Friday. Room and board provided in addition to salary. Please send a cover letter and CV to Jerzy Kolodziej (jkolodzi@indiana.edu, 502 Ballantine Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405).

Indiana University’s Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages (June 19 - August 14, 2009)

http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/

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Translation Studies, Turkey

Open-rank position in Translation Studies at Okan University (Turkey)

Okan University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants to be employed as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. The Candidates are expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs, conduct research, serve in the faculty committees, advise students and supervise theses.

Translation Studies, in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers B.A. and Master’s degrees.

The applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a. Ph.D. degree, or a solid Professional experience and have a good command of Russian. Salary is commensurate with the applicant's credentials.

Okan University is a private institution of higher education, located in Istanbul , and is one of the fastest growing universities in Turkey with five faculties and about 4000 students.

Review of applicants will begin on May 15 and applications will be accepted until end of June 2009. Paper and/ or electronic application materials (resume, cover letter, three letters of reference, and, if applicable, a portfolio of teaching and Professional work) may be sent to the address below:
Professor Hasan zekes, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Okan University
Akfirat Campus
Istanbul, 34959-TURKEY

Phone:+90 216 677 16 30
hasan.ozekes@okan.edu.tr
www.okan.edu.tr

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Russian language & literature, Knoxville

Non-tenure-track Lectureship at the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is preparing its students to be Ready for the World. New scholarships lure the state's best students while research centers of excellence generate knowledge of benefit to the state and nation. UT Knoxville, the flagship campus, is the state's oldest and largest public university with more than 25,000 students, 1,200 Faculty, and 15 colleges and schools. It is among the top 50 institutions of the elite group of public institutions that individually expend at least $20 million annually in federal research dollars. UT prides itself on adding value to Tennessee - by educating its students, conducting research and performing creative work that improves the quality of life and reaching out to share expertise with the state, nation, and broader world. Located in East Tennessee, near the scenic Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville is a growing metropolitan area consisting of 550,000 residents.

The institution welcomes and honors people of all races, creeds, cultures and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. UT anticipates openings for non-tenure-track lecturers in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures: Russian.

Requirements: Advanced degree appropriate to the discipline or the professional equivalent. Previous teaching experience in the discipline at the university level is preferred. Applications will be maintained for a 12-month period, and will be forwarded for consideration as vacancies occur. Appointments are anticipated to be renewable nine-month appointments with benefits, filled on an as needed basis.

To apply send a letter of application, resume or vita, and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Marva Rudolph, Director
Office of Equity and Diversity
1840 Melrose Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-3560

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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Russian Language, Chicago

Lectureship in Russian Language at the University of Chicago

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at The University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time lectureship in the Russian language. Applicants should have an advanced degree, preferably in Russian/Slavic linguistics or second language teaching, native or near-native proficiency in Russian, and have experience teaching Russian at all levels. In addition to the regular teaching load of six courses per year (over three quarters) the position may involve some course administration and curriculum development. The initial appointment will be for one year, beginning 1 September 2009, with the possibility of renewal.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two professional references to:
Russian Lecturer Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
The University of Chicago
1130 E. 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Review of applications will begin on 15 June and continue until the position is filled. No electronic submissions will be accepted.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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Russian History, TX

Assistant Professor, Russian History at the University of North Texas, Denton

Tenure-track assistant professorship, pending budgetary approval. The successful applicant will be fluent in Russian and English, will have published research on Russian popular culture in the twentieth century based upon archival research in Russia, and teaching experience in upper-level and graduate courses in Russian history since 1685. Teaching responsibilities include the world history survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the applicant's field of specialization. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in history.

The University of North Texas is a comprehensive research university with 35,000 students. The Department of History has 25 faculty, 515 undergraduate majors, and 109 graduate students. It awards the Ph.D. in European and in U.S. history. An AA/ADA/EOE, the University of North Texas encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority will be given to complete applications received by May 31, 2009. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts or a copy of your graduate academic record, at least three letters of reference, and a writing sample to
Dr. Rick McCaslin, Department of History, P.O. Box 310650, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203-0650.

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Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program assists graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to formulate research proposals for their doctoral dissertations within interdisciplinary research fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Each year, pairs of tenured professors, each at difference U.S. doctoral degree-granting university, are invited to propose interdisciplinary fields of research for student training. The DPDF Selection Committee then selects five research fields. Graduate students who are beginning to plan dissertation research projects, usually in their 2nd and 3rd years of graduate study, apply to one of the five research fields. Sixty applicants (twelve per field) are selected to participate in two workshops designed by the faculty field research directors: one in the late spring, which prepares the students to undertake summer research that will inform the design of their dissertation proposals, and the other in the fall, which helps students to employ their summer research experiences in writing dissertation and research funding proposals. During the summer, between the workshops, students undertake pre-dissertation research with support of up to $5,000 to cover expenses. Each faculty research director is provided $10,000. All costs of faculty and student workshop participation are covered by the SSRC.

The program is administered by the Social Science Research Council and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf/

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Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education

United States-Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education

Application available: May 8, 2009

Deadline for transmittal of applications: July 7, 2009 Federal Register Notice

Note: The revised notice, below, was published on May 8, 2009. This notice supersedes the announcement published on April 29, 2009, which instructed applicants to apply for grants using the Department of Education's e-Grant system. This notice instructs applicants to apply for grants, under this program, via the government-wide Grants.gov system.

I. Funding Opportunity Description

Purpose of Program: The U.S.-Russia Program encourages cooperative education programs between institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Russian Federation and the United States of America. The objective of this program is to provide grants that demonstrate partnerships between Russian and American IHEs that contribute to the development and promotion of educational opportunities between the two nations. The aim is to use the educational content as the vehicle for learning languages, cultural appreciation, sharing knowledge, and forming long-term relationships between the two countries. In the context of the modern international society and a global economy, an understanding of the cultural context plays a vital role in education and training.

Thus, this program is designed to support the formation of educational consortia of American and Russian IHEs to encourage mutual socio-cultural-linguistic cooperation; the joint development of curricula, educational materials, and other types of educational and methodological activities; and related educational student and staff mobility (exchanges).

Russian institutions will apply to The Russian Ministry of Education and Science for funding.

Priority: Under this competition, we are particularly interested in applications that address the following priority.

Invitational Priority: For FY 2009, this priority is an invitational priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1), we do not give an application that meets this invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over other applications.

Applicants must select one academic discipline as the subject area for their grant proposal in this U.S.-Russia competition. For the year 2009, the Department and the Russian Ministry have jointly decided to make up to three awards, as follows:
(A) Environmental Science Studies--No more than one award.
(B) Biotechnology--No more than one award.
(C) Any discipline, other than (A) and (B)--No more than one award.

Applications are invited from institutions of higher education with the capacity to contribute to a collaborative project in the areas listed with a Russian institution. The consortium partners, through promoting the study of and communication in foreign languages, are expected to increase awareness and understanding of the two cultures, and to strengthen the professional and scholarly ties between the two countries.

The Russian institutions, as part of a U.S.-Russian consortium, will receive separate but equivalent funding from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.

Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1138-1138d.

Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

II. Award Information

Type of Award: Discretionary grants.

Estimated Available Funds: $400,000.

Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-$150,000.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $133,000.

Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $150,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education may change the maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal Register.

Estimated Number of Awards: 3.

Project Period: Up to 36 months.

For complete details go to
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2009-2/050809b.html

Application Contact:
Krish Mathur
Office of Postsecondary Education
U.S.-Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education,
1990 K Street, N.W., Room 6155,
Washington, DC 20006-8544
Telephone: (202) 502-7512

If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

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Political Studies, Cape Town

University of Cape Town - Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer

Department of Political Studies

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor

We invite applications for the above post, for appointment as soon as possible.

The Department of Political Studies is home to programmes in Political Science, International Relations, Political Theory and Public Policy & Administration. The Department attracts undergraduates from across the continent, and boasts a lively and cosmopolitan postgraduate student community.

We are looking for candidates with specific expertise in the fields of institutional analysis, public policy, public administration and management. A broad background in Political Studies would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be expected to convene, teach and supervise the undergraduate majors in Public Policy & Administration, as well as teach the postgraduate programme in Public Policy & Administration.

Applicants at Senior Lecturer/Lecturer level should also have a PhD (significant progress towards completion in the case of lecturer), a strong emerging research profile and experience in teaching appropriate to the rank applied for.

Applicants at Associate Professor level should hold a PhD and be able to show evidence of high-quality academic work (research, publications, postgraduate supervision, leadership, teaching and social responsiveness), and a strong track record in research and publication.

Appointment will take place at the senior or junior level in alignment with the Faculty’s criteria for promotion.

Further information about the department, please e-mail politics@humanities.uct.ac.za

The annual remuneration packages, including benefits, are as follows: • Associate Professor – R460 148 • Senior Lecturer – R393 743 • Lecturer – R332 221.

By 5 June 2009, please send/e-mail: • a letter of motivation, clearly indicating the level/s for which you are applying • your full CV (no certificates) • a one-page summary of your CV • the names, e-mail and telephone details of three contactable referees to:
Mrs R. Daniels (Ref: 2002 H-Net), Staff Recruitment & Selection, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700,South Africa

• e-mail: Roslyn.Daniels@uct.ac.za

• tel. +27 21 650 2220.

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://hr.uct.ac.za/policies/ee.php

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Humanities Endowed Chair, Purdue

Purdue University - Endowed Chair, Specialization is open

Nominations and applications for the inaugural holder of the Germaine Seelye Oesterle Chair in History are being accepted. The field of specialization is open. The appointment will be made at the rank of full professor. He/she will have a record of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will continue to make significant scholarly contributions to his/her field and participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs and departmental, college, and university affairs. The search committee will begin considering applications November 16, 2009; however, the selection process will continue until the position is filled. Preferably the position will begin on August 15, 2010.

Send letters of nomination or applications, including a C.V. and the names and addresses of five references to R. Douglas Hurt, Head, Department of History, Purdue University, University Hall 672 Oval Dr., W. Lafayette, IN 47907.

Purdue University is an AA/EA/EOE fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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Armenian History, UC Irvine

Deadline: June 30, 2009

University of California - Irvine

The Department of History announces visiting lecturer positions to replace faculty on leave during the 2009-2010 academic year. We are seeking candidates with strong teaching credentials who might contribute to our undergraduate program. The courses will begin in Winter 2010 (January - March) or Spring 2010 (April - June). The salary is $5417.00 per course (based on an annual 9 month salary of $43,336).

The department will create a pool of candidates and will make selections when the final budget is approved.

Armenian History (2)

History 183 - Ancient Armenian History (Winter 2009)

History 183 - Modern Armenian History (Spring 2009)

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in History or related field appropriate for the course and college level teaching experience. Advanced ABD's will be considered.

To ensure consideration please apply before June 30, 2009. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, and evidence of excellent teaching performance to:
University of California, Irvine
2009-2010 Visiting Lecturer Search
Department of History
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3275.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Contact Info:
University of California, Irvine
2009-2010 Visiting Lecturer Search
Department of History
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3275
Website: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/history

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Virtuality, U of Pennsylvania

Penn Humanities Forum,
University of Pennsylvania
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
2010-2011
Research Topic: VIRTUALITY

Main Category:
-Humanities
Secondary Categories:
-World History
-Women/Gender
-Western Civilization
-U.S. History
-Social and Cultural History
-Russian/Soviet History
-Religious Studies
-Policy and Political History
-Philosophy
-Oral History
-Medieval History
-Literature
-Linguistics
-Languages
-Labor History or Studies
-Judaic Studies
-Jewish History
-Intellectual History
-Imperial or Colonial Studies
-Film
-Fellowships/Grants/Interns
-European Studies
-European History
-Early Modern History
-Classical Studies
-Art and Architectural History
-Anthropology/Archaeology
-Ancient History/Antiquities

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for untenured scholars, who are invited to submit applications related to the umbrella topic of "Virtuality," the Forum's research topic for the 2010-2011 academic year. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in the fall term in addition to conducting research. $46,500 stipend plus health insurance. The Fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet eligibility criteria.

Full guidelines, "Virtuality" topic description, and application are available online only: www.phf.upenn.edu

Questions? Email or call Jennifer Conway, Associate Director, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania (see website for details).

Contact Info:
Applications will be accepted via the Forum's online webform only. For information: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/mellon_howtoapply.shtml

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May 26, 2009

Women in Transnational Movements in the Long 20th Century

Deadline: June 30, 2009

Call for papers: "Women in Transnational Movements in the Long 20th Century" GENESIS, co-edited by Elisabetta Bini and Arnaldo Testi

The Italian historical journal "Genesis: Rivista della Società Italiana delle Storiche" will devote one of its next issues to transnational women's movements in the long 20th Century, from the last third of the 19th Century to the present.

The issue aims at analyzing the transnational dimension in its full, radical meaning. We are interested in exploring the specific forms of action, discourse and language which were allowed or generated by the "transnational" dimension, as an autonomous terrain of cultural production, not as an area of interaction and mediation among pre-determined national passions and interests ("international"). To the usual suspects -- suffragist and feminist organizations -- we add
professional and business all-female associations as well as "separate" or mixed-gender pacifist groups, benevolent and charity societies, "moral" and family reformers, advocates of new reproductive politics and policies, queer and transgender groups.

Questions to be addressed might include:
- How did the languages of women's transnational activism change vis-a-vis their national activisms? Were there more or less constraints, more or less opportunities for freedom and experimentation?
- How did the cultural and/or racial hegemony of the Northern European and English-speaking nations shape the language of the early transnational movements? And how did colonial, anti-colonial and post-colonial practices impact the scope, direction and internal structure of any given movement or organization?
- How and to what extent did women's language and practices change when the same women happened to work in separate, all-female organizations and, at the same or later time, in mixed-gender organizations sharing the same purpose? Or when women's separate organizations interacted with international institutions such as the League of Nations, the United
Nations, or other regional organizations?
- Are the periodization cleavages familiar to historians of transnational women's movements adequate to construct a meaningful framework for our understanding of the past? Should we accept such cleavages (World War Two, First- and Second-Wave Feminism) or should we re-discuss them?

Interested parties should send a 1-page proposal, along with a 2-page CV, by June 30, 2009, to Elisabetta Bini (elisabetta.bini@nyu.edu) and Arnaldo Testi (testi@stm.unipi.it). Successful applicants will be expected to email their articles by January 31, 2010.

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Roma, Ashkali, Egyptians in former Yugoslavia, 01/22-23/2010, Giessen

Deadline: August 1, 2009

Call for Paper: Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians in former Yugoslavia

The chair of Southeast European History at Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen and the Gießener Zentrum Östliches Europa (GIZO) invite to a conference in Giessen, Germany. In addition to established researchers, we would also like to encourage both newcomers and doctoral students to participate.

Date: 22nd and 23rd January 2010
Location: Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany.

Since the 1990s, a growing concern in both the media and academia emerged regarding the situation of Roma in Eastern Europe due to the
fact that they became, in countries in transition, a target and victim of nationalism resulting in the worsening of the groups' living conditions, especially in comparison with the majority society. This is also the case in former Yugoslavia, specifically after the wars of the Nineties. Since 1999, if one mentions Roma in Kosovo but also in Serbia and Macedonia, Ashkali and Egyptians has to be added for reasons of specification. All three groups are referred to as "Gypsies" by the majority society and were expelled from Kosovo in 1999 and 2004. Using one abbreviation - RAE, for three groups: Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians -is quite confusing for scholars, politicians and the international community alike and unique when compared with other minorities in former Yugoslavia.

Not only in Kosovo but also in the neighbouring countries such as Serbia, Macedonia and Albania, members of all three communities are living as refugees from Kosovo or citizens of the country. As yet, only few scholars have discussed the issue of the nation building of Egyptians and the dilemma they are facing in a society predominantly Albanian, Serbian or Macedonian.

This conference aims at discussing PhD projects regarding the history and anthropology of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians in former Yugoslavia and Albania, focusing on nation-building and the representation of RAE, the construction of identities, majorities and minorities in the said countries, the impact of nationalism on minorities, social and political reasons for switching of identities, the impact of Science on minorities and identities, topoi of origin and history, and, finally, the historiography and related topics.

The presentations should be held in English and last 20-30 minutes.
Please hand in an abstract of 300-500 words by 1st August 2009.
Travel expenses and accommodation will be reimbursed.

Organisation:
Prof. Dr. Markus Koller (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)
Claudia Lichnofsky (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)

For application and questions please contact
Claudia.Lichnofsky@geschichte.uni-giessen.de

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Conflict and Complexity II: Theory, Evidence and Practice. 09/08-09/2009, Canterbury

Deadline: May 31, 2009

Conflict Research Society and Conflict Analysis Research Centre an international interdisciplinary conference Conflict and Complexity II:
Theory, Evidence and Practice
Tuesday 8th - Wednesday 9th September 2009
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

* Call for papers: an early expression of interest would be extremely helpful.
Title and abstract: very preferably before 31 May 2009.
http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/getfile.cfm?documentfileid=15240
* Titles and abstracts offered so far
http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/getfile.cfm?documentfileid=15241
* One-page flyer
http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/getfile.cfm?documentfileid=15242
* Travel and Accommodation; Programme timetable; Notes for presenters and chairs
http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/getfile.cfm?documentfileid=15243
* Registration: early registration would be extremely helpful, very preferably no later than 30 June 2009
http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/getfile.cfm?documentfileid=15244
* Conference information updates
http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/document.cfm?docid=12284
* Contact: feel free to contact Gordon, g.j.burt@open.ac.uk, if you have any questions or would like further information or simply wish to be kept in touch with conference arrangements.

Hugh Miall
Professor of International Relations
Department of Politics and International Relations
Rutherford College
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7NX
tel: (+)44 1227 824734
fax: (+)44 1227 827033
email: A.H.Miall@Kent.ac.uk

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Byzantine and Ottoman Civilizations in World History Symposium, 10/21-24/2010, Istanbul

Deadline: October 1, 2009

The following is an early call to inform persons interested in the world-historical significance of Byzantine and/or Ottoman civilizations about a planned symposium in Istanbul. This co-sponsored symposium is in addition to the 2010 Annual WHA Conference, which will be held in San Diego at the Handlery Hotel, 24-27 June.. Additional information regarding both the conference and the symposium will be available at the WHA Conference in Salem, MA (25-28 June 2009) and in future news releases.

- Call for Papers -

Byzantine and Ottoman Civilizations in World History

A Symposium Sponsored by Istanbul Sehir University and the World History Association, 21-24 October 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Sehir University and the World History Association proudly announce a symposium focusing on the world-historical significance of Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations, 330-1922. The symposium will consist of 30 papers plus a keynote address and several other plenary sessions. The official languages of the symposium will be English and Turkish.

Panel and paper proposals dealing with either Byzantine or Ottoman civilizations (or both) in the context of world history and across all relevant disciplines are invited and should be submitted electronically no later than 1 October 2009 to the World History Association's dedicated web page, which will be up by 15 July 2009. Delivery time for each paper must not exceed 20 minutes. Panels, each of which is two hours in length, should consist of a chair, four paper presenters, and a discussant. A committee will review all proposals and make its decision regarding acceptances by 15 November 2009. Criteria for acceptance include a proposal’s world-historical scope, its originality, and its depth of scholarship.

Successful participants must pay their own travel and lodging expenses. However, Istanbul Sehir University will assist conferees in securing accommodations at nearby 4- and 5-star hotels at deeply discounted conference rates. Moreover participants who are presenting will be hosted daily for lunch and dinner throughout the conference and will enjoy a complimentary city tour to major Byzantine and Ottoman sites. There is no registration fee.

Persons not presenting a paper may also register for the conference, attend at no fee, and will be eligible for the discounted lodging. On-line registration will be found as early as 15 July 2009 at the WHA web site, www.thewha.org. In order to participate in any capacity, persons must register on-line no later than 15 September 2010.

The conference organizers will endeavor to publish selected papers delivered at the symposium.

Questions and inquiries should be directed to A. J. Andrea at aandrea@uvm.edu, Hayrettin Yucesoy at yucesoyh@slu.edu, or Nurullah Ardiç at nurullahardic@sehir.edu.tr.

Periodic informational updates will appear at www.thewha.org beginning September 2009.

--
Hayrettin Yucesoy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
Saint Louis University
3800 Lindell Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 977-3397
Fax: (314) 977-1603
yucesoyh@slu.edu
www.sc.edu/uscpress/2009/3819.html

Messianic Beliefs and Imperial Politics in Medieval Islam

Muzaffer SENEL
Marmara University
Department of Political Science and International Relations
Kuyubasi-Göztepe/ISTANBUL Tel: + 90 216 336 28 09 - 119
Fax: + 90 216 338 99 42
E-Posta: msenel@marmara.edu.tr

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Roma, Ashkali, Egyptians in former Yugoslavia, 06/22-23/2010, Giessen

Deadline: August 1, 2009

Call for Paper: Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians in former Yugoslavia

The chair of Southeast European History at Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen and the Gießener Zentrum Östliches Europa (GIZO) invite to a conference in Giessen, Germany. In addition to established researchers, we would also like to encourage both newcomers and doctoral students to participate.

Date: 22nd and 23rd January 2010
Location: Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany.

Since the 1990ies, a growing concern in both the media and academia emerged regarding the situation of Roma in Eastern Europe due to the fact that they became, in countries in transition, a target and victim of nationalism resulting in the worsening of the groups' living conditions, especially in comparison with the majority society. This is also the case in former Yugoslavia, specifically after the wars of the Nineties. Since 1999, if one mentions Roma in Kosovo but also in Serbia and Macedonia, Ashkali and Egyptians has to be added for reasons of specification. All three groups are referred to as 'Gypsies' by the majority society and were expelled from Kosovo in 1999 and 2004. Using one abbreviation - RAE, for three groups: Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians - is quite confusing for scholars, politicians and the international community alike and unique when compared with other minorities in former Yugoslavia.

Not only in Kosovo but also in the neighbouring countries such as Serbia, Macedonia and Albania, members of all three communities are living as refugees from Kosovo or citizens of the country. As yet, only few scholars have discussed the issue of the nation building of Egyptians and the dilemma they are facing in a society predominantly Albanian, Serbian or Macedonian.

This conference aims at discussing PhD projects regarding the history and anthropology of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians in former Yugoslavia and Albania, focusing on nation-building and the representation of RAE, the construction of identities, majorities and minorities in the said countries, the impact of nationalism on minorities, social and political reasons for switching of identities, the impact of Science on minorities and identities, topoi of origin and history, and, finally, the historiography and related topics.

The presentations should be held in English and last 20-30 minutes. Please hand in an abstract of 300-500 words by 1st August 2009. Travel expenses and accommodation will be reimbursed.

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Markus Koller (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)
Claudia Lichnofsky (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)

For application and questions please contact
Claudia.Lichnofsky@geschichte.uni-giessen.de

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Mykola Hohol (Nikolai Gogol), 09/29-10/4/2009, Kyiv

Deadline: July 28, 2009

Invitation

Annually on the 29 of September — 4 of October in Kyiv (Ukraine) takes monodramas in memoriam of the great Ukrainian actress Marija Zankovetska. The Festival is held with the support of the Ministry of culture and tourism of Ukraine, National Academic Drama Theatre of Ivan Franko, the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the international foundation “International Institute of the Theatre”, the Ukrainian organization of “Prosvita” of Taras Shevchenko, and the foundation “Our home is Ukraine”. Every year the festival is dedicated to the famous date of the Ukrainian or world culture.

In 2009 the Festival is dedicated to the 200 anniversary of Mykola Hohol (in Russian—Nikolai Gogol), the great Ukrainian and Russian writer, humorist, and dramatist of the XIX century. His early works,
such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing and identity. After the triumph of Dead Souls, Hohol came to be regarded by his contemporaries as a great
satirist who lampooned the unseemly sides of Imperial Russia. Little did they know that Dead Souls was but the first part of a modern-day counterpart to The Divine Comedy. The first part represented the
Inferno; the second part was to depict the gradual purification and transformation of the rogue Chichikov under the influence of virtuous publicans and governors — Purgatory. Hohol became one of the most
influential figures in the Eastern European culture; his influence can be regarded in the Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and other world writing traditions.

In addition, during the conference with the help of the Institute of literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine will be organized the International conference devoted to Mykola Hohol and the
impact he has made on the literature of Eastern Europe and all over the world.

The key topics of the Conference:
· M. Hohol and world literature;
· M. Hohol and world art;
· M. Hohol: comparative issues;
· M. Hohol and imperial/anti-colonial/post-imperial (post-colonial) identity;
· European aspects of M. Hohol’s writings;
· M. Hohol and translations of his works in the world;
· M. Hohol and a two-faced language (special features of M. Hohol’s language);
· M. Hohol and archetypes;
· New interpretations of M. Hohol’s writings;
· M. Hohol in the paradigm of new historicism;
· M. Hohol and carnival theory

Deadline for submitting papers: 28 of July 2009 (all the papers will be translated into Ukrainian and published in both languages in the Conference Book).

Please send abstracts (around 300 words) to Dmytro Drozdovskyi before July 15th 2009 at the following address: drosdovscky@rambler.ru
The conference languages will be Ukrainian and English. A publication of the proceedings from the conference is planned after approval of the articles by the editorial committee.

Hope to see you and your colleagues in Kyiv!

Sincerely yours,
Larysa Kadyrova (President of the Festival and Conference Committee,
head of the Art council of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)
Dmytro Drozdovskyi (vice-head of the Conference organizing committee drosdovscky@rambler.ru
Mykola Zhulynskyi, head of the Institute of Literature of Taras Shevchenko

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Contemporary Ukraine, 20/29-31, Ottawa

Deadline: June 30, 2009

Fifth Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine
Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, 29-31 October 2009

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

The Chair of Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation, will be holding its Fifth Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine at the University of Ottawa on 29-31 October 2009. The Seminar will feature research papers, touching on Ukraine, from the disciplines of political science, history, anthropology (ethnology), sociology, economics, religious studies, demography, geography and other fields of social science and humanities. Papers with a theoretical and comparative focus are particularly solicited.

The Seminar is open to all social science research topics, including topics in history. Themes addressed in previous years include regime transformation, constitutional politics, the colored revolutions, language politics, minority rights, regionalism, citizenship, the politics of energy, the study of elections, religion and society, gender, the media, and many more.

In addition, two of its sections will feature special themes:
The first will pursue the Seminar’s explotation of the politics of memory, ongoing since 2007, with papers touching on the Famine (Holodomor), the Holocaust (Shoah), the purges, deportations and other cases of mass violence committed on the territory of Ukraine in the 1930s, during World War II and the immediate post-War period, involving, among others, the NKVD, German military and paramilitary forces, the Soviet Army, Soviet partisans, the OUN, the UPA, and the Polish Home Army, police, and military forces. We are inviting paper proposals based on current research on social and political
history for this period and/or on an analysis of contemporary political issues raised by the memorialization of these events.
The second theme will be devoted to new research on the political economy of Ukraine, particularly as it relates to the informal economy and informal politics, trans-border exchange and other practices, internal and international migration, economic “clans”, corruption, oil and gas politics, the impact of the current global economic crisis, the rule of law, rural political economy and related topics.

Scholars and doctoral students are invited to submit a 1000 word paper proposal and a 250 word biographical statement, by email attachment, to Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, at darel@uottawa.ca. Please also include your full coordinates (institutional affiliation, preferred postal address, email, phone) and indicate your latest publication (or, in the case of doctoral applicants, the year when you entered a doctoral program, the [provisional] title of your dissertation and year of expected completion).

The proposal deadline is 30 June 2009. To be eligible, papers must not have been accepted for publication by the time of the Seminar. The Chair will cover the expenses of participants, including discussants, to the Seminar. An international selection committee will review the proposals and notify applicants shortly after the deadline.

The aim of the Seminar is to provide a unique forum for researchers from Canada, Ukraine, the United States, Europe and elsewhere to engage in fruitful inter-disciplinary dialogue, disseminate cutting-edge research papers on the Chair web site, encourage publications in various outlets, and stimulate collaborative research projects. Papers of the first four Annual Danyliw Research Seminars in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies can be downloaded at www.ukrainianstudies.uottawa.ca. The Seminar adopts the format of a Workshop, where each presentation is followed by group discussion, and is open to the public.

The Seminar is made possible by the commitment of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation to the pursuit of excellence in the study of contemporary Ukraine.

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Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

The Department for the Study of Religious Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen is seeking Postdoctoral fellows to work in two research programs, comparative study of urban religious aspirations and globalization of religious networks. Excellent applications outside of these programs may also be considered.

http://www.mmg.mpg.de/english/contemporaryIssues/JobOffers/postdocs-01_vanderveer/index.html

Duration of position: one or two years (can be extended) Qualifications: Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Religious Studies, or Asian Studies

Salary and benefits are according to the German public service pay scale (TVÖD Bund) or in the form of stipends.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome. Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages handicapped persons to submit their applications.

Applications should include a CV, list of publications, and a statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to the same address. Applications and recommendation letters should be addressed to Professor Peter van der Veer and reach by 15 June 2009 at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften
Professor Peter van der Veer
Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, 37073 Göttingen

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Ottoman Legacies in the Contemporary Mediterranean, 03/24-27/2010, Florence

Deadline: July 15, 2009

We would like to invite you to submit proposals to a workshop on the Ottoman Legacies in the Contemporary Mediterranean: the Middle East and the Balkans Compared. The workshop will be part of the eleventh session of the Mediterranean Research Meeting that will take place from 24 to 27 March 2010. It is organized by The Mediterranean Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (Italy).The workshop's directors are Prof.Dr. Karl Kaser (University of Graz) and Dr. Eyal Ginio (The
Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

You can learn more about the workshop in the following link:
http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010/desc_pdf/MRM2010_Ds03.pdf

All relevant details regarding the submission of proposals are available on the Mediterranean Research Meeting web page:
http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010/

Applications must be submitted electronically by 15 July 2009.

Prof.Dr. Karl Kaser (Univerity of Graz)
Dr. Eyal Ginio (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), the workshop's
directors.

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History Takes Place, 09/7-18/2009, Warsaw

Application deadline: June 18, 2009

Call for applications

Warsaw – A Mirror of European History and Contemporary Reality
Summer School "History Takes Place: European Memorial Sites"

September 7 – 18, 2009

Unlike any other European capital, Warsaw clearly exposes the major transition periods of the past two centuries. The city was greatly influenced by the illusionary splendour and social contrasts of the legendary Saxon period, the humiliation of the capital during the partitions of Poland, the great reform projects of the Polish enlightenment, and Warsaw's role as an imperial Russian residence. Warsaw was never a provincial town.

The profile of Warsaw was forged by the erratic national movements of the 19th century, the peasant liberation movement, industrialization, the exciting emergence of the bourgeoisie, and the largest Jewish community in Europe. At the end of the century, Warsaw had become the fourth largest city of the Russian Empire. In 1918, it was again proclaimed the capital of Poland. The following decades were characterized by conflicts about the territorial order and the borders of the Polish nation state, inflation, artistic revival, the
"Golden Twenties", the financial crisis, and state-controlled democracy, which, at the end of the 1930ies, was declared dispensable.

The second German occupation of the 20th century caused the deepest and bloodiest disruption in the history of Warsaw. In fact, the city had ceased to exist in 1945. Its citizens had died in war, were murdered or deported and its Jewish community had been systematically annihilated.

The reconstruction of Warsaw was both, a political myth, and at the same time an excellent performance of heritage management. It provided basis for the today’s capital, together with major demographic changes and the sometimes well-planned and sometimes chaotic expansion of the city into a socialist metropolis.

Since 2003 and at different central locations, the ZEIT-Stiftung has invited up to 20 young historians and scholars of cultural studies (primarily Ph.D. students) to attend academic seminars exploring the "Spectrum of Central and Eastern Europe" (H. v. Keyserlingk). These major sites and their regions are perceived as lieux de mémoire. Participants explore historical traces in local topographies, in architecture and monuments. The city itself is studied as a historical source - "History Takes Place". The Summer Schools intend to internationalize and affiliate the historically-oriented humanities and cultural studies.. This year, Prof. Dr. Werner Benecke (European University Viadrina at Frankfurt/Oder) will serve as the academic director of the Summer School in Warsaw, which will also be sponsored by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Please mail applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae and a paper proposal (up to two pages) to
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
Dr.. des. Anna Hofmann
Feldbrunnenstraße 56
20148 Hamburg.

Topics:
1. The splendor and misery of the time of the Saxons´ reign in the history of Warsaw
2. Between the Congress of Vienna and the November Uprising
3. Industrialization
4. Russification
5. First World War and regaining of independence
6. The war for independence and the Golden Twenties
7. Jewish Warsaw before the extermination
8. September 1939 and occupation experience
9. The uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943
10. The Warsaw Uprising 1944
11. The Warsaw myth of reconstruction
12. Warsaw during the socialist period
13. The current city in change
14. The identity of the Warsaw people in the mirror of their language and self-reflection

http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=11359

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May 22, 2009

Port-Cities at War from the 18th to 20th centuries, 11/25-27/2009, Liverpool

Deadline: June 30, 2009

Throughout the modern period, port-cities have been directly affected by war and its consequences. Because of their primary dependence on overseas trade and the increasing proliferation of naval and aerial conflict on an international scale, the impact of war on port-cities has been extensive, while post-war settlements have often affected their commercial viability by altering territorial alignment or by severing connections with their hinterlands. Was often disrupted port-city trading networks and patterns of population mobility; it had a disproportionate effect on the local economy of port-cities in terms of sectoral employment patterns and labour relations; and was accompanied increasingly in the twentieth century by the destruction of physical assets which created significant problems in relation to post-war reconstruction and planning.

No attempt has been made to analyse the impact of war on port-cities in a comparative and interdisciplinary context. This international workshop is designed to bring together a wide range of scholars, including maritime and military historians and colleagues with a research interest in business, cultural, labour and urban history, in order to construct a framework for examining the impact of war on port-cities and their long-run development. Proposals are invited on any aspect of research relating to port-cities at war, including the following themes:
* War and the disruption of trading networks.
* The impact of war on the relationship between port-cities and their hinterlands.
* War, population growth and migration patterns.
* The economic effects of war in relation to wealth distribution, real wages and labour relations.
* The shifting priorities of naval warfare and their impact of ports.
* The role of colonial ports.
* War, society and gender: the social impact of war.
* War damage, reconstruction and port-city development.
* The political consequences of war.

Proposals are invited for individual papers and panel sessions, focusing on the impact of war on Liverpool, British, European and international ports from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The workshop will be held between 25-27th November at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and will be hosted by the Centre for Port and Maritime History (the Universities of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope and Liverpool John Moores, together with the Merseyside Maritime Museum). Contributions from new researchers and doctoral students would be particularly welcomed.

Applicants should submit a 400-word proposal and a brief cv (in Word, RRTF or PDF) by Tuesday 30th June. Participants whose papers have been accepted will be notified by Tuesday 14th July. Some limited financial support may be available to help with the travel or accommodation costs of graduate students: food and refreshments will be provided by the workshop organisers.

Further information can be obtained from: Robert Lee, Centre for Port and Maritime History, School of History, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7WX: tel. 00 44 151 794 2415; w.r.lee@liverpool.ac.uk

Robert Lee,
Centre for Port and Maritime History
School of History
University of Liverpool
9 Abercromby Square
Liverpool L69 7WZ
00 44 151 794 2415

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Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship, 11/6-8/2009, Salzburg

Deadline: June 19, 2009

5th Global Conference Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship
Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

With this multi-disciplinary project we seek to explore the new developments and changes of the idea of pluralism and their implications for social and political processes of inclusion and citizenship in contemporary societies. The project will also assess the larger context of major world transformations, such as new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact of the multiple dynamics of globalisation on rootedness and membership (including their tensions and conflicts) and on a general sense of social acceptance and recognition. Looking to encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which struggle to understand what it means for people, the world over, to be citizens in rapidly changing national, social and political landscapes.

In particular papers, workshops and presentations are invited on any of the following themes:
1. Challenging Old Concepts of Citizen and Alien
2. Nations, Fluid Boundaries and Citizenship
3. Institutions, Organizations and Social Movements
4. Persons, Personhood and the Inter-Personal
5. Media and Artistic Representations
6. Transnational Political Interlacing of Contemporary Life
7. New Concepts, New Forms of Inclusion

For sub-themes, see website:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/pluralism-inclusion-and-citizenship/call-for-papers/

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 19th June 2009. If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper should be submitted by Friday 9th October 2009.

300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Joint Organising Chairs:
Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
Director of Research
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Barcelona, Catalonia,
Spain
E-Mail: acc@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Founder & Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
E-Mail: pic5@inter-disciplinary.net
Tel: +44 (0)1993 882087
Fax: +44 (0)870 4601132

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume.

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/pluralism-inclusion-and-citizenship/call-for-papers/

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Infinity

Deadline: September 7, 2009

INFINITY JOURNAL (IJ) is seeking creative and innovative papers from graduates and young professionals, specifically research papers, opinion pieces, and book reviews

GLOBALIZATION: we are also looking for papers for the "in focus" section on globalization.

Please note that we are looking for articles for the 5th edition, which will launch in October 2009 (submission deadline - 7 September). Please see the website (submission guidelines) for more details.

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

Please note: those with an undergraduate degree or one of PhD or higher are welcome to join the site and benefit from the articles but are not eligible to submit work (ONLY graduates, e.g. those with or currently obtaining masters level education and young professionals.

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

Adam Stahl
Infinity Journal - Executive Director

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The Socialist 1960s: Popular Culture and the Socialist City, 06/24-26/2010, Urbana-Champaign

Deadline: October 15, 2009

Call for Proposals
The Socialist 1960s: Popular Culture and the Socialist City in Global Perspective
2010 Fisher Forum, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
June 24-26, 2010

The 1960s witnessed an explosion of cross-cultural fertilization in a time of world competition for the hegemony of two enduring "systems" - capitalism and socialism. As a moment when decolonization created immense possibilities for liberation movements throughout the world, the 1960s became the heyday of the "Second World" appeals to the newly decolonized societies of the "Third World," as well as the reemergence of a European "First World" as a postwar consumer society in reaction to American hegemony. This was the moment when the "orderedness" of the three worlds was arguably the most prominent in popular discourse and culture, and a moment when that order was contested and destabilized. The patterns that first emerged in the 1960s - cultural contest, political mobility, urbanization and the rise of urban youth movements, women's rights, the hegemony of popular over "high" culture driven by technology - form the bases of today's discussions of globalization, its challenges, dangers, and contestation.

The purpose of this conference will be to use the Second World, the socialist societies of the 1960s, as the center from which to explore global interconnections and uncover new and perhaps surprising patterns of cultural cross-pollination. This forum will be structured around cities as the units of analysis, and it will focus on the arena of popular culture as played out in these city spaces. More specifically, we invite paper proposals that focus on one of three realms of urban popular culture - media (including cinema, television, popular music); material culture (including spaces and their uses as well as commodities), and leisure (including tourism and other activities). We consider these exemplary of the circulation of objects, images, sounds, and impressions on a level different from political programs, literature and "fine arts." Several thematic threads will tie together this consideration of the circulation of popular culture around and through the Second world: mobility and cultural transmission; youth cultures and student movements; gender; consumerism and hedonism; the state and cultural exchange; technology and cultural dissemination; cosmopolitan
political mobilization. Our aims will be to consider what the "1960s" meant in socialist countries, and to discuss the balance in the 1960s between cultural global integration and continuing political differentiation.

The core of the forum will be the socialist societies of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, but the forum would be enriched by participation from scholars who study other socialist societies. We anticipate that the conference will result in a published volume: submissions should be original work, not previously published.

The conference organizers are Diane P. Koenker, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (dkoenker@illinois.edu)
and Anne E. Gorsuch, University of British Columbia (gorsuch@interchange.ubc.ca). We welcome advance inquiries.

Please send proposed paper title and abstracts to each of the organizers by October 15, 2009. Proposals should indicate which of the conference themes the paper addresses, and the term "Sixties" or "1960s" should be explicit in the paper title. Selection of participants will be made by November 30, 2009, and conference papers should be submitted by April 1, 2010.

The Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum is held in conjunction with the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. The conference is made possible by Mary and Hal Zirin's generous gift to the Ralph and Ruth Fisher Endowment Fund in honor of Professor Ralph Fisher and his wife Ruth. Ralph Fisher is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Illinois and founder of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Summer Research Lab.

Tracie L Wilson, PhD
Associate Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
104 International Studies Building
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
217.333.6022
wilsont@illinois.edu

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May 21, 2009

University of Southampton

Research Fellowships - Humanities (One-year)
School of Humanities
Department of Music

£27,183 - £33,432 per annum ($42,819 - $52,662 per annum)

Up to five one-year Research Fellowships for the 2009-10 session.

In addition to Music, the fellowships are also available to candidates in Archaeology, English, Film, History, Philosophy and Modern Languages

Candidates are invited to put forward a project which links to the strategic research areas of the University.

The Fellowships are open to all candidates who are within three years of receiving their PhD.

For further information please visit:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/FK100/Research_Fellowships_-_Humanities_One-year/

Following this link will take you to the online application form. Please quote reference number 3425-09-L in all correspondence.

The closing date for completed applications is 5 June 2009 at 12.00 noon (BST). Interviews will be held in late June/early July.

For informal discussion before application to the School of Humanities please contact Professor Mark Everist (m.everist@soton.ac.uk)

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Russian Language, Chicago

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at The University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time lectureship in the Russian language. Applicants should have an advanced degree, preferably in Russian/Slavic linguistics or second language teaching, native or near-native proficiency in Russian, and have experience teaching Russian at all levels. In addition to the regular teaching load of six courses per year (over three quarters) the position may involve some course administration and curriculum development. The initial appointment will be for one year, beginning 1 September 2009, with the possibility of renewal.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two professional references to:
Russian Lecturer Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
The University of Chicago
1130 E. 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Review of applications will begin on 15 June and continue until the position is filled. No electronic submissions will be accepted.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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Trees in the 18th century

DEADLINE: June 30, 2009

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Trees in the 18th century

Call for submissions for a volume on the history of trees in the long eighteenth century, eds. Laura Auricchio, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook, and Giulia Pacini

We wish to assemble an interdisciplinary collection of essays that investigate the material culture of trees and forests in the global long eighteenth century. Essays might discuss the history of trees and their representations as objects of science and commerce, or how they intersect with political movements and various kinds of affect. Papers might analyze wood as a living or a dead material, as a design element in landscape gardens, or a useful resource for construction, crafting, fuel (domestic and industrial). Other issues of interest could include: commemorative tree-planting; tree tourism; debates about pruning and grafting; estate/plantation management; forest histories; deforestation; government policies; bio-prospecting; the acclimatization of exotic plants; the global market in timber; etc. While there is a rich register of Enlightenment arboreal metaphors (trees of knowledge, "heart of oak"), we are particularly interested in papers that take trees and representations of trees literally.

Accepted articles should ultimately be approximately 5000-6000 words, and will be due in spring 2010.

Please send abstracts of 500-750 words and a c.v. before June 30th to Laura Auricchio, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook, and Giulia Pacini at:
auricchL@newschool.edu, ecook@english.ucsb.edu, gxpaci@wm.edu.

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Energy Exporters: Politics, Society, Economics, 12/19-20/2009, Baku

Deadline: October 15, 2009

PhD Workshop – 2009
Energy Exporters: Politics, Society, Economics

December 19-20, 2009
Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) is pleased to announce hosting of the Second Annual PhD Workshop, which will take place on December 19-20, 2009 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The workshop will focus on research on major energy exporting states. Topics can include: distinctive social and political qualities of energy exporters, role and influence of these states in the international political system, conflict and foreign policy propensities of energy exporters, resource curse, the impact of oil price uncertainty on future energy production, state budgeting in energy exporters in price volatility, the impact of emerging climate change regimes on energy exporters, and other related topics.

The workshop will be held at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) and bring together PhDs and PhD candidates in the discipline of social science, with special emphasis on international relations, political science, economics, environmental studies and international law. The workshop agenda includes a plenary session, thematic panels with presentations by PhD students, and comments and moderation by established scholars from around the globe.

Who May Apply
Applicants should be Azerbaijani or other citizens who are recent PhD graduates or advanced PhD candidates in the fields of international relations, political science, economics, environmental studies or international law. All candidates must be fluent in English.

Deadline for Submission of Abstract
Interested applicants should submit an abstract of their research paper in a Word file attachment no later than the 15th of October, 2009. The abstract must be in English and should not exceed 500 words. It should be emailed to PhDworkshop@ada.edu.az along with a short CV (up to two pages) that includes the applicant's institutional affiliation.

Paper Requirements
Selected applicants will be required to submit a full paper prior to the workshop.

Travel and Accommodation
Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) will offer limited grants to cover accepted applicants' travel expenses to and from Azerbaijan and accommodation for non-Azerbaijani citizens.

Additional Information
For questions and additional information, please contact Mr. Fuad Aliyev at faliyev@ada.edu.az

About the Academy
Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) is a school of international affairs dedicated to preparing innovative global leaders and to promoting useful applied and collaborative research on diplomacy and international affairs. The Academy offers the Advanced Foreign Service Program (AFSP) and a two-year Master's Degree in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MADIA). For more information about ADA, please visit www.ada.edu.az

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Governing Difference-A Challenge for New Democracies in Central and South Eastern European Countries06/15/2009, Vienna

Conference announcement:

International conference on June 15, 2009 in Vienna:
"Governing Difference - A Challenge for New Democracies in Central and South Eastern European Countries"

"Governing Difference" is a research project within University of Vienna's research priority area European Integration and Southeastern / Eastern Europe. It is a cooperation between the Department of Political Science and the Department of Legal Philosophy at University of Vienna.

At the final conference of the research project papers will be presented by the research team as well as by renowned scholars, key activists and politicians.

Panel 1
The Role of State Protagonists in Combating Domestic Violence Against Women

Panel 2
International Impact on State Policy Action: Mechanisms, Actors, and Effects

Panel 3
The Role of Civil Society: Practices, Intersections, and Transitions

Keynote Address
Kristen Ghodsee, Bowdoin College, USA:
Religious Freedoms versus Gender Equality: Secularism, State Activism, and Individual Choice in the Islamic Headscarf Debate

For a detailed conference programme please visit our website:
www.univie.ac.at/governingdifference

Venue: Aula at the Campus, court 1.11
Spitalgasse 2,
1090 Vienna, Austria
9-18:00

Attendance is free. Please register at: governing-difference@univie.ac.at

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National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Deadline: October 31, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS - Journal of NCOLCTL

The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication. As the official journal of the Council, the journal serves the professional interests of teachers, researchers, and administrators of less commonly taught languages in all settings and all levels of instruction. The Journal is refereed and published once a year.

Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of less commonly taught languages (all foreign languages except English, French, German, and Spanish). The envisaged segmentation of the Journal is as follows:
a. Methodology and Technology,
b. Academia,
c. Beyond Academia,
d. Social Embeddedness

The first section shall include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of less commonly taught languages. The second section will encompass reports about research and teaching in academia, at both K-12 and collegiate levels. The third section shall comprise papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry. Finally, the fourth section will address the issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation.

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.pdf. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 25 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and preferably submitted electronically via email attachment. Double-space the manuscript throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point font with a 1.5 inch left margin. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author.

Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript.

While submissions are welcome at any point, only papers received by October 31, 2009 will be guaranteed consideration for the 2010 issue of the Journal.

ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu

NCOLCTL
4231 Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608-265-7903; FAX 608 265 7904.

Danko Sipka
Editor, Journal of Less Commonly Taught Languages
http://www.councilnet.org/jnclctl/index.htm
Professor of Slavic Languages and Applied Linguistics
School of International Letters and Cultures
Arizona State University
Web: http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipka
Mail: Danko.Sipka@asu.edu

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May 20, 2009

University of Western Sydney

Deadline: June 30,2009

UWS RESEARCH LECTURESHIPS

UWS wishes to appoint outstanding early career researchers to UWS Research Lectureships. Applicants must have completed a research doctorate within the last five years.

The UWS Research Lectureships are three year contract positions with provision for conversion to on-going normal teaching and research position at the end of three years, subject to evidence of strong research and teaching performance. UWS Research Lectureships will enable early career researchers to concentrate on the development of their research potential. Appointees will be expected to teach only one-third of a normal teaching load during the three year contract and will be provided with research support and support to develop teaching skills and materials.

The UWS Research Lectureships are an important part of the process of academic renewal within the University of Western Sydney. In 2009, there will be twelve UWS Research Lectureships.

University of Western Sydney
The University has three Colleges: College of Arts; College of Business; and College of Health and Science in which reside 16 schools, including a School of Medicine. In addition, there are nine University Research Centres engage in interdisciplinary research across the University.
University Research Centres: University Research Groups include:
Civionics Justice Research
Educational Research Social Justice Social Change
Citizenship and Public Policy Industry and Innovation Studies
Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies Interpreting and Translation
Writing and Society Environmental and Social Responsibility

Assessment criteria
Demonstrated record of achievement and a high quality research output is the primary criterion.

International Appointments
Successful international applicants who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia will be supported by UWS in obtaining a visa for entry to Australia on an educational basis for a three year period. The appointment however would be subject to a successful visa application. If the position is converted to an ongoing position the University will sponsor a new visa application and the on-going appointment will be subject to the visa application being successful.

Applications should be made on line at: https://uws.nga.net.au/cp/
For further information please contact:
UWS website "Landing Page"
or
The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Enterprise DVCAE@uws.edu.au

The UWS Research Lectureships are three year contract positions with provision for conversion to on-going normal teaching and research position at the end of three years, subject to evidence of strong research and teaching performance. UWS Research Lectureships will enable early career researchers to concentrate on the development of their research potential. Appointees will be expected to teach only one-third of a normal teaching load during the three year contract and will be provided with research support and support to develop teaching stills and materials.

A Research lecturer is expected to carry out independent and/or team research within the field in which they are appointed. They are also expected to undertake teaching responsibilities into School based programs to the equivalent of one third of a normal teaching load.

Responsibilities of the position include:
1. Undertake independent research.
2. Contribute to the day-to-day development of research projects including coordinating the preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication in refereed journals or submission to commercial clients.
3. Prepare and present conference papers at national and international conferences and workshops.
4. Prepare applications for research funding for external research grants such as competitive grants, as well as industry and other public sector funding.
5. Participate in postgraduate research supervision and provide advice to students where appropriate.
6. Provide contributions to teaching which may include:
- the preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars
- the conduct of tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and studio sessions
- initiation and development of unit material
- supervision of the program of study of honours students or of postgraduate students engaged in course work or research programs
- marking and assessment
- consultation with students
- attendance at departmental and/or College meetings and/or membership of a committee
7. Participate in Research Centre or Group meetings and those associated with the research projects, as required.
8. Apply Equal Opportunity and Staff Equity and Affirmative Action programs and the Occupational Health and Safety Plan, principles and legislation in all aspects of work.
9. Participate in the cyclical performance management planning and review process and meet agreed operational objectives set for the performance period.

SELECTION CRITERIA
1. A PhD, completed within the past 5 years preceding appointment.
2. A demonstrated record of research achievement, including high quality research output.
3. The ability to prepare applications for research funding for external research grants such as competitive grants, as well as industry and other public sector funding.
4. A desire and ability to contribute to the teaching and learning outcomes in the School/College
5. A demonstrated understanding of the principles of anti-discrimination, staff and student equity, occupational health and safety and other relevant legislation, and the willingness and capacity to implement equal opportunity and occupational health and safety plans, policies and programs.

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Russia Profile

Russia Profile, a Moscow-based English-language information service consisting of a daily-updated website and a quarterly online magazine is seeking a full-time correspondent/journalist to cover Russian politics, business and culture. Applicants should meet the following requirements: Native or near-native English; Advanced Russian; University degree ; Previous experience in journalism and clip portfolio; Ability to work to deadline. Please send cover letters, resumes and clips to Anna Arutiunova, Deputy Editor at anna.arutiunova@russiaprofile.org

Andrei Zolotov, Jr.
Nieman Fellow at Harvard University
Founding Editor, www.RussiaProfile.org

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Slavic Language Program, Chicago

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

Program descriptions are available at:
http://languages.uchicago.edu/summerslavic
and registration and tuition details are available at:
http://summer.uchicago.edu

Registration is still open for the 6-week intensive Russian program at the University of Chicago. This year, the summer program will run June 22-July 31. In recent years, the summer courses have become important opportunities for students to begin or accelerate their study of Russian, especially for those who didn't have a chance to begin study in their first-year in college or who want to get as far ahead as possible in advance of a study abroad program.

Aside from the programs in first-year and second-year Russian, we will again offer a unique course in simultaneous interpretation from English to Russian and Russian to English for students beyond the second-year level. These courses are only offered in our summer program and provide excellent opportunities for students to improve their speaking and listening skills as well as to gain valuable experience in an area where they may be called upon to use their Russian skills in the future.

We also have access to the Center for the Study of Languages, satellite TV (for Russian and Polish) and Slavic film collections, and have funding for catered lunches from Slavic restaurants and possible excursions to vibrant Slavic neighborhoods, restaurants, and shops in Chicago.

Full course descriptions are included at our website http://languages.uchicago.edu/summerslavic/

Interested students should contact Steven Clancy sclancy@uchicago.edu for more information.

Also, it is very useful for us to gauge possible enrollments early on.
Interested students should respond to this email and let me know which courses they are interested in and if they will POSSIBLY, LIKELY, or DEFINITELY enroll in the course this summer.

Steven Clancy
Senior Lecturer in Russian, Slavic, and 2nd-Language Acquisition
Academic Director, University of Chicago Center for the Study of Languages
Director, Slavic Language Program
University of Chicago
Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

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Eurasia Program Director, SSRC

Social Science Research Council

Eurasia Program Officer/Director

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), a not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship, invites applications for a Program Officer/Director to the Eurasia Program. The Eurasia program works to develop new directions for scholarship on this region, and to provide opportunities for international networking and collaborative research. Eurasia Program Title VIII-funded program activities are designed to support and strengthen the field of Eurasian studies. For more information about the Eurasia Program, visit our website: http://programs.ssrc.org/eurasia/ . Please note, the hiring of an individual for this position is conditional upon the availability of full project funding.

The Program Officer/Director will supervise the program and its small team of dedicated professionals, and will be responsible for the overall management of the Eurasia Program, particularly the Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia. S/he will contribute to all aspects of strategic planning and will help facilitate communications and network-building among faculty, researchers, graduate students and institutions in both the United States and in the countries of Eurasia. The Officer/Director will be expected to identify linkages and synergies between past and current Eurasia Program activities and other Council programming helping to expand Eurasia Program networks. The Officer/Director will have the opportunity to aid in facilitating outreach between academic and policy communities, while continuing to fundraise, develop proposals and liaise with program donors.

The best qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences, expertise in at least one and preferably two countries of Eurasia through research, teaching or organizational work, as well as experience in planning and implementing scholarly events and related activities. Applicants must have excellent speaking and writing skills in English, in addition to high level proficiency in Russian and/or at least one additional language of Eurasia. knowledge and experience administering federal grants; familiarity with the grants.gov system and Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union) is preferred.

This position will require energy, enthusiasm, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to travel domestically and internationally. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively, to manage multiple priorities and projects effectively, and to lead and supervise staff teams.

Annual salary will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; gym reimbursement; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more. Provisions are made for professional staff to continue their development as professional social scientists while at the Council.

Applications will be accepted through June, 2009. Ideally, the position will be filled by late summer/ early fall 2009.

To apply, candidates must send a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae and three references. Please also submit copies of two professional, published writing samples.

E-MAIL: Applications@ssrc.org

Human Resources - Eurasia Program Director Search
Social Science Research Council
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Social Science Research Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Alisha Kirchoff
Eurasia Program Coordinator
Social Science Research Council
One Pierrepont Plaza | 15th Floor |
Brooklyn, NY 11201 | www.ssrc.org |

Tel: (212) 377-2700 | Fax: (212) 377-2727 | kirchoff@ssrc.org | Direct line: (718) 517-3663

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May 19, 2009

Teaching Global Feminisms, 06/01/2009, Rackham

REGISTER by May 27, 2009

The University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women and Gender
GLOBAL FEMINISMS IN THE CLASSROOM
OR TEACHING GLOBAL FEMINISMS

A two-hour interactive workshop presented by
Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Teaching Professor
Mary McCune, Assistant Professor
Department of History, State University of New York Oswego

Monday, June 1, 2009, 4:00-6:00 pm
Rackham Building, East Conference Room
Dinner at 6:00 pm, Rackham Building, West Conference Room
This event is free but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at
www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=d07b8JdoEGxwkzvoXCWetQ_3d_3d

Women's history, a new discipline in the 1970s, saw feminism as a Western ideology and paid little attention to movements for women's rights and autonomy beyond Europe and the USA. "No feminist works emerged from behind the Hindu purdah or out of the Moslem harems; centuries of slavery do not provide a fertile soil for intellectual development or expression," wrote Miriam Schneir in her Introduction to a book entitled Feminism: the Essential Historical Writings. When Western historians first looked at women's movements in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, they judged them as lacking the essential qualities of feminism, especially individualism and the idea that male dominance was responsible for female oppression.

Students in American universities, whether enrolled in Women's Studies or other programs, generally share these ideas. McCune and Forbes will discuss the results of a brief survey given to Oswego students (in Women's History and other General Education history courses) to assess their level of knowledge about women and feminism in Asia and Eastern European countries. They will discuss the ways in which Western feminists have viewed Asian and Eastern European women and how topics related to these women have been taught in Women's History/Studies courses.

McCune and Forbes will also present the course they developed-History 370: Global Context:
Women's Rights in India, China, Poland, and the USA-offered at SUNY Oswego in the Spring 2008. This course addressed a growing trend to identify and understand feminism(s) in different geographical and cultural settings, and consider whether there is a Global Feminism, or if we must think about this in the plural as Global Feminisms. Using the resources developed for the University of Michigan's Global Feminisms project, students in the class explored global connectedness, the uniqueness of individual feminists within their countries, and the extent to which feminism is rooted in the historical past. The course utilized this rich collection of life histories to gain new understanding of the impact of family, education, and life experiences, and an appreciation of the tactics and strategies devised to resolve issues.

For more information on this event, please contact Desi Rios at drios@umich.edu
or
Timothy Corvidae at corvidae@umich.edu.

For information about the Global Feminisms Project,
www.umich.edu/~glblfem/

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History Associates, MD

History Associates Incorporated - Historical research/archives

Research Professional

Due to an ever-increasing workload, History Associates Incorporated (HAI) is seeking qualified researchers to join our team. This is an entry-level position and is ideal for new college grads who want to start a career in history. Assignment is based in Rockville, Maryland, and offers individuals the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging contracts as well as conduct research at various government repositories.

HAI is a professional historical services firm providing customized historical, archival, and records management services to industry, the professions, government, and non-profit organizations for over twenty-five years.

Required Qualifications:
• BA in history and a GPA 3.5 or above
• Experience in conducting research in government repositories in the Washington, DC, area a plus
• Excellent communication, research, and writing skills
• Ability to work independently as necessary
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work well with others

History Associates offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (20 pages max.) demonstrating both research and analytical capabilities, transcript, and three references to:

History Associates Incorporated
ATTN: Doris Miles, Personnel Administrator
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Attn: Doris Miles
Fax: 301-279-9224
E-mail: dmiles@historyassociates.com

Incomplete packages will not be considered.

History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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History Associates, MD

History Associates Incorporated - Historical research/archives

Research Professional

Due to an ever-increasing workload, History Associates Incorporated (HAI) is seeking qualified researchers to join our team. This is an entry-level position and is ideal for new college grads who want to start a career in history. Assignment is based in Rockville, Maryland, and offers individuals the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging contracts as well as conduct research at various government repositories.

HAI is a professional historical services firm providing customized historical, archival, and records management services to industry, the professions, government, and non-profit organizations for over twenty-five years.

Required Qualifications:
• BA in history and a GPA 3.5 or above
• Experience in conducting research in government repositories in the Washington, DC, area a plus
• Excellent communication, research, and writing skills
• Ability to work independently as necessary
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work well with others

History Associates offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (20 pages max.) demonstrating both research and analytical capabilities, transcript, and three references to:

History Associates Incorporated
ATTN: Doris Miles, Personnel Administrator
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Attn: Doris Miles
Fax: 301-279-9224
E-mail: dmiles@historyassociates.com

Incomplete packages will not be considered.

History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Political Science, Bratislava

Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts, Slovakia - Professor (open rank), Political Science

Location: Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Submitted: Monday, May 11th, 2009
Main Category: Political Science/International Relations
Secondary Categories: Philosophy

Visiting Professor of Political Science, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA), Slovakia.

Minimum one year (extendable) from September 2009. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline; open to both junior and senior levels.

BISLA is an independent non-profit university based on the model of a North American liberal arts college. Founded in 2006, BISLA is accredited by the Slovak Government to award BA degrees in Political Science. It also grants minors in Anthropology, Philosophy and the Arts. It is currently looking for a full-time lecturer with native-speaker English to teach mainly in the fields of comparative government and political theory.

This is a small college where teaching is seminar-based, and the successful applicant will lead two or three courses per semester, with a maximum of 9 teaching hours a week. The salary is of 2300 Euros a month for ten months annually. It is substantially higher than at local state universities. BISLA provides a good opportunity to develop innovative teaching while pursuing research in an intellectually exciting environment.

Applications (CV plus cover letter) should be sent to the Rector of BISLA, Dr. Samuel Abraham, at abraham@bisla.sk by 15th June 2009. Further details about the college are available on the BISLA website at www.bisla.sk/eng, and informal enquiries can be made by e-mail to Dr. Abraham.

Contact Info:
Samuel Abraham
Grosslingova 53
811 09 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

phone: +421 905 727 785
Fax: +421 2 5923 4450
Website: http://www.bisla.eu

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World History and World Civilization Surveys, Grand Valley State U

Grand Valley State University - Visiting Assistant Professorships, World History and World Civilization Surveys

The Department of History at Grand Valley State University invites applications for 3 full-time Visiting (non-tenure-track) appointments for the 2009-10 academic year, with possibility for renewal, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (or at the rank of Visiting Instructor if ABD).. The teaching load is four courses per semester, including surveys in world history and world civilization. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity institution. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, teaching materials (examples include statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, assignments) and curriculum vitae as soon as possible, followed by 3 letters of reference and transcript, to Professor Gretchen Galbraith, Chair, Department of History, Grand Valley State University, MAK D-1-160, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403. Applications will be reviewed until July 1st. For further information: 616-331-3298 or galbraig@gvsu.edu

Contact Info:
Dr. Gretchen Galbraith
Chair, Department of History
Grand Valley State University
MAK D-1-160
Allendale, MI 49401

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

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World History, California State - Bakersfield

Deadline June 8, 2009

California State University - Bakersfield - One-year full time position in World History

Lecturer

World History. California State University, Bakersfield, invites applications for a one-year full-time lecturer position in World History and Africa, the Middle East, or Modern Europe, preferably with a focus on Eastern Europe, to begin September 2009.

The teaching responsibilities of the successful candidate will be one specialized upper-division course and two world history surveys per quarter. ABD required; PhD preferred.

Send letter of application, c.v., graduate school placement file, and/or three letters of recommendation to Jeanne Harrie, Chair, Dept. of History, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by June 8, 2009. CSU Bakersfield is an AA/EOE. Applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged.

Contact Info:
Jeanne Harrie, Chair
CSUB - History Dept.
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

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Internship, Warsaw

Collegium Civitas has decided to expand its successful summer professional internship program and offer internships year-round in Warsaw, Poland. The Civitas international professional internships offer students a unique opportunity to undertake professional internships in various areas, ranging from politics, European integration, human rights, civic and political education, civil society, to arts, history, Jewish culture, economics, business, media and journalism, legal affairs, environment, etc.

CIVITAS INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS IN WARSAW, POLAND (in ENGLISH).
http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/

Interested students can apply for professional internships in Warsaw, Poland that are offered year-round. The Civitas programs include 25-35 hours of internship per week and if requested, students can also registered for credited seminars and Polish language courses offered at Collegium Civitas.

INTERNSHIPS (IN ENGLISH)
Civitas offers a unique opportunity for interested students to undertake full-time professional internships in various profit, public and non-profit organizations in Warsaw, Poland that focus, among others, on:
- Civil Society and Local Community Development
- Civic & Political Education
- Human Rights, Migration, Refugees
- European Integration, International Politics, Diplomacy
- Arts, History & Culture,
- Legal and Constitutional Affairs
- Media, Media Advertising, Journalism
- Public Health
- Jewish History, Arts, Music & Culture
- Economics, Business, Finance
- Transparency in Public Administration, Anti-Corruption Policies
- Environment
- Theater Education

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

INTERNSHIP LENGTH AND SCHEDULE
Students can apply for minimum 4-week and up to semester-long internships during one of the semesters:
- Fall: http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/Fall/InternshipsinFall.html
- Spring-Winter: http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/winterspring/InternshipsinWinterSpring.html
- Summer: http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/summer/SummerInternshipProgram.html

ACADEMIC COURSES & CREDITS
While undertaking internships the students can also register for specialized undergraduate or graduate seminars (taught in ENGLIHS) at Collegium Civitas and earn the equivalent of up to 16 American credits per semester. Polish language courses are also available. For more information about the English-language seminars at Collegum Civitas visit: http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/Fall/documents/Englishlanguageseminars2007edition.pdf

APPLICATION
Graduate and Undergraduate students can apply. Civitas internship programs have a rolling admission and interested applicants are invited to submit their applications to the program anytime until specified deadlines. Application form with deadlines can be viewed here: http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/apply/HowtoApply.html

CONTACT
Inquiries about the Civitas internship programs can be directed to Olena Tregub, Executive Director, Global Educational Leadership, at olenatregub@globaleducationleadership.org or tel. 646 670 6089. For more information about the program, application procedure and costs visit: http://www.globaleducationleadership.org

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The Contemporary Romanian religious landscape

Deadline for papers: 1 September 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS - STUDIA SOCIOLOGIA

Twenty years after the fall of official Atheism:
The Contemporary Romanian religious landscape
Guest-editors: Sorin Gog, Malina Voicu and László Fosztó

For almost a half of century religion was excluded from the public life in Romania by the socialist regime. The fall of the regime created opportunity for public manifestation of religiosity and also opened the way for religious education and missionary activity. Debates on religious topics in the media, the setting up of a religious educational system allowed the penetration, at the population level, of religious knowledge but also opened space for religious revival on the everyday level.

Postsocialist Romania ranks among the most religious countries of contemporary Europe as shown by longitudinal and cross-sectional studies focused on religious values and behaviors. While the religious practice has strongly increased during the last twenty years many questions can be raised about this religious revival and about the Romanian religious landscape. Is religious revival real or is only an artifact of the comparative research? Are the standard measures used for assessing religiosity valid for the Romanian case or not? Which are the most religious groups in Romanian society and why? And generally how religious landscape looks like and which are the most appropriated tools for its investigation? How can sociology and socio-cultural anthropology and particularly the anthropology of religion enhance our understanding of religious phenomena?

The journal Studia Sociologia announces a special issue that analyzes the recent religious transformations called "Twenty years after the fall of official Atheism: the contemporary Romanian religious landscape". The papers may address the issue in a historical or contemporary perspective. Contributions are welcome from scholars in sociology, anthropology, political science, religious studies, history and law that focus on the contemporary Romanian religious landscape and the post-communist transformations.

Topics to be addressed by this thematic issue might include (but not limited to) the following:
. Religion, national identity, and the State
. The dynamics of religious practices and beliefs
. Historical Churches versus New Religions
. Minority religious groups and interdenominational relations
. The dynamics of the New Religious Movements
. Religious associations, networks, and interest groups: sources of solidarity or discord?
. Multiple modernities: arguing Secularization or the Return of the Religious?
. Forms of religious participation: confessions, testimonies, prayer, services and rituals
. Religious conversion: narratives, practices, and values
. Pilgrimages, icons, the cult of Virgin Marry and the Saints
. Apparitions, visions and other presence of the sacred
. New Age and the emerging market for spirituality
. Religious tourism
. Popular magic, and the religious management of well-being
. Missionaries and charismatic leaders
. Religious Fundamentalism and Globalization

NOTE FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Please submit your manuscript electronically at:
sorin_gog@yahoo.com
malina@iccv.ro
laszlo.foszto@gmail.com

A confirmation letter is sent after the receipt of the manuscript. The paper is peer-reviewed (double-blind review) and feedback is forwarded to the authors within six weeks. Manuscripts should respect the formal requirements stated below.

Guidelines for Contributors
Prepare your manuscript in MS Office, according to the guidelines below.
Language:
We accept papers in English, French, German and Romanian, provided with an English language abstract, however please consider that at least 75% of the final publications appear in English.
Length:
Articles/research papers should have 6,000-8,000 words including Footnotes.
Essays, discussion papers should have no more than 3,000 words including Footnotes.
Abstracts (in English) should have no more than 300 words.
Book reviews should have no more than 1,500 words (if joint reviews), respectively 800 words (if single reviews).
Page setup:
A4, 2.5 cm all margins
Fonts & style:
The whole manuscript should be written with Times New Roman fonts, double spaced line distances and justified paragraphs in the following order and stylization.
Title: Times New Roman, 14, Bold
Abstract (in English): Times New Roman, 12, Regular
Body text: Times New Roman, 12, Normal
Footnotes (numbered continuously) : Times New Roman, 10, Regular
References: Times New Roman, 12, Regular and Italic where appropriate (see below).
Annexes (numbered continuously) , if any: Times New Roman, 12, Regular
If your text includes several sections and/or subsections, please title them as follows:
Title(s) of section(s): Times New Roman, 12, Bold
Subtitle(s) of section(s): Times New Roman, 12, Bold, Italic.

As far as we are a peer-reviewed publication, please do not indicate your name and affiliation, except the first page of your manuscript where mention only the followings:
Name of the author(s): Times New Roman, 12, Bold
Affiliation of the author(s): Times New Roman, 12, Regular
Electronic address of the authors: Times New Roman, 12, Regular
Tables, graphs, figures:
Tables, graphs, figures, etc. should be included within the body text, clearly laid out and designed to fit onto a page 18 cm X 12 cm.
Regarding tables simple, both vertical and horizontal lines should be used, avoiding any additional style. Please, use Times New Roman, 12, Regular fonts when fill in the table and mark totals and percentages, if any.
Tables should be numbered continuously and titled with Times New Roman
12, Regular fonts (e.g. Table 1. The age structure of the population).
Graphs, figures, etc. should be prepared in black & white (respectively in greyscale and corresponding styles), numbered continuously and subtitled with Times New Roman 12, Normal fonts (e.g. Graph 1. The age structure of the population)
Quotations:
Short quotations should appear continuously within the body text. Please use double quotation marks in this case. Lengthy quotations (over 40 words) should be displayed and indented in the text. Please use single quotation marks in this case.
References:
The author/datum system should be used and reference to page numbers in the text should be shown.

Examples for citations: if one author (Giddens, 1994), if pages (Giddens, 1994: 62), if two authors (Abramson and Inglehart, 1995), if three authors or more (Beck et al., 2003)
Within the final reference list the Chicago Manual of Style-type citation should be used with the following nuances:
Books:
Abramson, Paul R. and Inglehart, Ronald (1995). Value Change in Global Perspective. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Articles from books with editors:
Giddens, Anthony (1994). Living in a post-traditional society. In U. Beck, A. Giddens and S. Lash (eds.) Reflexive Modernization: Politics, Tradition and the Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order. Oxford: Polity Press, pp. 56-109.
Articles from journals:
Beck, Ulrich, Bonss, Wolfgang and Lau, Cristoph (2003). The theory of reflexive modernization: problematic, hypotheses and research programme. Theory, Culture and Society, 20 (2): 1-33.
References to websites should contain the full URL and date the site was accessed:
(i.e. http://www.studia.ubbcluj.ro/serii/index_en.html, 8/Feb/2008)

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May 15, 2009

Nineteenth-Century Music, 07/08-11/2010, Southampton

Deadline: November 2, 2009

Call for Papers

Sixteenth Annual Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music
University of Southampton
July 8 - 11, 2010.

Programme Committee
Michael Beckerman (New York University)
Rachel Cowgill (University of Leeds / Liverpool Hope University)
Mark Everist (University of Southampton; chair)
Bryan Gilliam (Duke University)
Francesco Izzo (University of Southampton)

Call for papers, performances and complete sessions on any aspect of music and related fields during the long nineteenth century (c1789-c1914).
We are not identifying any specific themes, but welcome proposals for individual papers and also invite possible session convenors (see below) to contact the chair of the Programme Committee with a view to submitting a proposal for a complete themed session.

Papers should be between 20 and 30 minutes long, and should be designed to fit into a 45-minute slot, including questions and turnaround. Complete sessions should consist of four papers of the same dimensions with a nominated convenor.

Abstracts for papers, proposals and descriptions of performances should consist of no more than one side of A4/US letter with font size no smaller than 11, and should include the name, institutional affiliation, mailing address and email address of the individual concerned. Descriptions of possible performances should make reference to the availability of sound files, and include them if necessary. Proposals for complete sessions should consist of four such abstracts with a rationale from the convenor (no longer than a single abstract). Abstracts and proposals for sessions should be sent by email as attachments (either *.doc or *.pdf) to Francesco Izzo at the University of Southampton.
f.izzo@soton.ac.uk

Deadline for submissions is 2 November 2009 @ 5.00 p.m. UTC/GMT
The subsequent schedule for the conference is planned as follows:
Notification of submission outcomes: c 27 November 2009
Publication of Draft Programme and opening of website: 11 January 2010
Registration opens: 1 February 2010
Early registration deadline: 1 July 2010
Conference: 8-11 July 2010

Professor Mark Everist,
Music, Building 2,
University of Southampton,
Highfield,
Southampton SO17 1BJ
Tel.: +44 (0)23 8059 4563
Fax.: +44 (0)23 8059 3197
m.everist@soton.ac.uk
http://www.soton.ac.uk/music/staff/Personal/MEverist.html

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Digital National Library of Serbia

The Digital National Library of Serbia offers thousands of Cyrillic books and manuscripts online through an English interface. Collections are divided into manuscripts, epic national poetry, old printed books, old and rare books, books, newspapers and magazines, cartographic materials, engravings and art material, photographs, posters, printed music and sound recordings, and miscellanea. One interesting collection is the graphics from the Mount Athos Monasteries of Chilandar, Vatoped, Simonopetra, and Kutlumuš. During the 1880s and 1890s, the National Library of Serbia, in cooperation with the monks from the Monastery Chilandar and Chilandar Council in Belgrade, started a project to reproduce the halographic original 18th- and 19th-century carved plates and copperplate engravings from Sveta Gora. All materials are housed in the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade. http://digital.nb.rs/eng/index.php

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May 14, 2009

Contemporary Issues/Suvremene teme

Deadline: September, 1st 2009

Call for Papers

Political Science Research Centre (PSRC), Croatia, launched an online Journal for Social Sciences & Humanities. The Journal Contemporary Issues http://www.contemporary-issues.cpi.hr/ is a peer reviewed international online open-access journal for social sciences & humanities in which contemporary social topics and issues are multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary analysed and discussed.

The Journal will be published online once a year. It will publish papers from different scientific fields: political science, sociology, contemporary history, philosophy, law, economics and other related disciplines. Contemporary Issues supports open-access, therefore all papers will be accessible free of charge.

Editorial Board will accept only original papers in Croatian and English that have not been previously published. All papers will be peer reviewed by independent reviewers. Editorial Board will also accept reviews of new and significant books, as well as of current ongoing research in social sciences and humanities. The journal is keen to encourage submissions from both established and young scholars.

Contemporary Issues is now seeking articles for the next issue Vol. II, No. 2 (2009)!

Along with usual topics this issue will also include special topic "European Union and Western Balkans". Therefore we are especially inviting authors who have a particular scientific and research interest in this subject.

Papers should be submitted directly at the Journal web site http://www.contemporary-issues.cpi.hr/ after creating an account. For details please see Instructions for Authors at the web site.

Deadline for submitting papers for this issue: September, 1st 2009

Višeslav Raos
Centar za politološka istraživanja/Political Science Research Centre
Gupčeva 14a, 10090 Zagreb, Hrvatska/Croatia
http://www.cpi.hr/

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Caucasian Review of Int. Affairs

Deadline: June 30, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE SUMMER 2009 ISSUE OF THE CAUCASIAN REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (Vol. 3, No. 3)

Published in the beginning of August 2009.
Submission guidelines can be viewed at
http://cria-online.org/Submit_a_Paper.html

For a list of topics, see
http://www.cria-online.org/Call_for_Papers.html

CRIA is a Germany-registered quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit and online academic journal. The Review is committed to promote a better understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. CRIA also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on other countries and regions including especially Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe as well as on all aspects of international affairs, from all political viewpoints. CRIA is indexed/abstracted in Directory of Open Access Journals, ProQuest Research Library, EBCOhost Research Database, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, etc. The last issue of the Review can be viewed at http://www.cria-online.org .

Nasimi Aghayev
Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
Eppsteiner Str. 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: +49 69 138 76 684
E-mail: contact@cria-online.org
Web: http://www.cria-online.org

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U.S. Department of State: 2010 Spring Student Internship Program

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The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities, 04/01/03/2010, Edinburgh

Deadline: August 15, 2009

Call for Papers

The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

April 1-3, 2010

Russian in Context Research Unit, The University of Edinburgh

Papers are invited for the conference to be held at the University of Edinburgh. The aim of this conference is to explore multiple issues connected to the position of Russian as a post-imperial language and Russian speakers’ identities as members of a linguistic minority in the new world configuration. The organisers wish to bring together scholars in the broadly understood field of Russian language in society, including sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, language politics, and interdisciplinary areas such as diaspora, identity, memory studies and others.

Key conference speakers
Professor David Andrews (Georgetown University, USA)
Professor Bill Bowring (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Dr Ekaterina Protassova (Helsinki University, Finland)

The conference will include but not be limited to the following themes:
-Politics of the Russian language outside Russia;
-Space and place in Russian identity construction;
-Language, identification and self-understanding (cultural, ethnic, national, religious etc) of Russian speakers in the countries of the former Soviet Union and those of traditional emigration;
-The Russian community as a story-telling society: narrative identities and construction of common memories outside Russia;
-Fields of Russian identity negotiations;
-Russian and the questions of linguo-cultural marginality;
-Responses of Russian to the problems of globalization;
-Contested concepts (for e.g. diaspora, minority, integration) in relation to Russian speakers;
-Linguistic performance of Russianness;
-Russian language virtual communications and questions of identity.

E-mail proposals, including a working title and an abstract of around 300 words, by 15 August 2009 to the conference organisers:

Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke and Kristine Uzule, Russian in Context Research Unit, Russian, Division of European Languages and Cultures, The University of Edinburgh, U.K. Lara.Ryazanova-Clarke@ed.ac.uk ; k.uzule@ed.ac.uk

Participants will be notified on the acceptance of their proposals by 1st October, 2009.

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May 13, 2009

Bearing Witness: Memory, Representation, and Pedagogy in the Post-Holocaust Age, 04/12-13/2010, VA

Deadline: October 30, 2009

Bearing Witness: Memory, Representation, and Pedagogy in the Post-Holocaust Age

Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA), April 12-13, 2010 Call for Papers

Survivor and poet Paul Celan wrote: “No one bears witness for the witnesses.” Co-organized by Shenandoah University (Winchester, Virginia) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, this interdisciplinary conference will address the implications of Celan’s claim for Holocaust Studies in scholarship and teaching as eyewitness voices begin to fade. Specifically, the conference will bring together scholars, teachers, students, and community members to explore:
(1) how the study of the Holocaust will change—both inside and outside the classroom—without the benefit of eyewitnesses;
(2) how literature, film, theater, and music can be used as interpretive voices of memory and teaching tools;
(3) how teachers, scholars, and students can preserve and interpret memory responsibly, as the Holocaust becomes a more distant historical event and in the face of persistent Holocaust denial;
(4) how Christian and Jewish responses and theologies frame, remember, and respond to this genocide; and
(5) how memory of the Holocaust can affect action to halt genocide.

Papers are welcomed that critically examine the following subjects in terms of research and teaching:
• Teaching the Holocaust through Literature and Film: Sources, Challenges, and Scholarship
• The Future of Memory: Defining, Teaching, and Analyzing Testimony
• Memory and Faith: Christian and Jewish encounters with the Holocaust
• Engaging Student Activism: How Holocaust Memory Can Affect Actions to Halt Genocide

Proposals are welcomed from undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty at accredited, degree-awarding colleges/universities (baccalaureate, the equivalent, or higher). Successful candidates will be required to submit a copy of their presentation four weeks in advance of the conference, for circulation among all conference presenters.

Please send a 1-2 page, double-spaced abstract and CV by October 30.

Petra Schweitzer, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Holocaust Studies
Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive, Henkell 213
Winchester, VA 22601

Email: pschweit@su.edu

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What is Capitalism and What Comes Next?, 09/21-22/2009, Slovakia

Deadline: May 30, 2009

WHAT IS CAPITALISM AND WHAT COMES NEXT?

First Joint Biennial SASA - CASA Conference
September 21-22 2009, Pezinok, Slovakia

The title of the conference refers, first, to the collection of essays What Was Socialism and What Comes Next (1996) by Katherine Verdery, a seminal book in the anthropology of postsocialism, and second, to the nature and prospects of contemporary capitalism in the context of the present economic and environmental crises. We are calling for a discussion on how the anthropological studies of postsocialism can contribute to the understanding of these crises.

We believe capitalism in its various models should not be conceived of and studied only as an economic but also as a political and moral configuration whose specific activities are interlinked with wider social, technological and cultural processes and their particular historical developments. Economic practices are embedded in social spheres such as community, religion, kinship, and science. As many anthropologists have demonstrated, forms of production, distribution,
exchange and consumption are not only based on abstract cost-benefit logic but are involved in social ontologies and relations, socio-technical and religious practices, and power configurations. An anthropological analysis of capitalism should therefore focus on the conditions, moral expectations, ideas and actions that depend upon and result in the re/production, distribution, exchange or collapse of various forms of capital.

It is not the stability of capitalist systems but their ongoing change in time and space that is at issue. Bearing in mind the empirical grounding of anthropological knowledge, we believe that the debates on post/socialism and post/capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe should contribute to a) discussions about the current global economic and environmental crises as they are understood and manifested in local settings, and b) identification and description of modes of production alternative to those dominating contemporary capitalisms.

We believe it is time to put capitalism, particularly as it is manifested in Central and Eastern Europe, under analytic scrutiny, as anthropologists (Verdery, Hann, Humphrey, Yurchak, and others) have done with post/socialism. A key insight from those scholarly discussions was the identification of incoherence and internal tensions within systems and of the role of different forms of resistance at the edges of state socialism. The space opened up by the ongoing economic and environmental crises allows for an examination of the dynamics of contemporary capitalisms at the centre and the margins.

The first biennial conference is organized jointly by the Slovak Association of Social Anthropologists (SASA) and the Czech Association for Social Anthropology (CASA). We believe that conferences that bring together these professional anthropological associations offer an excellent opportunity to introduce the discipline to a wider academic public.

The keynote addresses will be delivered by Chris Hann (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) and Stephen F. Gudeman (University of Minnesota).

The conference aims to address the following questions and themes:
. What are the key practices of capitalism in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe? How have understandings of work, work ethics, work relations and work discipline been changing in the postsocialist period?. What are the things that capitalism and the welfare state cannot deal with? How do social exclusion and inclusion and welfare regimes shape
the lives of the people on the margins, and vice versa?
. What is the interrelationship between migration and migrants on the one hand, and the long-established division between the labour market and the market for goods and services on the other?
. How can we describe the relationships between nationalism and capitalism? Is it a paradox of capitalism after socialism, or a necessary symbiosis of capitalism and nationalism if ethnic hatred influences politics in most of Central and Eastern Europe? How might we analyse economic nationalism and nation-state protectionism from the perspective of everyday life?
. What are the moral foundations of capitalism after state socialism? Has religion offered a complementary or alternative moral underpinning for the development of capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe? How can we describe the relations between state welfare systems and religious ideas and practices of charity, sharing and social assistance?
. How is anthropology (along with other social sciences) shaping and shaped by capitalism? In what forms and with what consequences is "academic capitalism" brought to bear in Central and Eastern Europe? How has the 'native experience' of socialism influenced the ways in which capitalism has been theorized by social scientists? Has that experience worked as a kind of anthropological distance or rather as a lack of it in the production of academic knowledge?

Organisation of the conference:
This two-day conference will consist of one plenary session focused on the central theme followed by parallel panels connected to that theme. A plenary discussion will be held to bring together findings from the panels and draw conclusions.
The language of the plenary session is English.

The organizers particularly welcome panel and paper proposals that address the problems faced by the anthropological community in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The languages of the panel sessions are English, Slovak, and Czech.

Important deadlines:
Paper proposals for the plenary session should be sent via email by May 30, 2009.
If you are interested in organizing panel sessions dedicated to a particular topic, you should send panel proposals, names of proposed participants and abstracts by May 30, 2009.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.
The titles and abstracts of panel sessions, to which individual papers shall be addressed, will be announced via email by June 15, 2009.
Individual applicants will be informed about the outcome of their paper proposal by June 15. All proposals as well as organizational inquiries shall be sent to SASA.CASA.09@gmail.com

The conference fee of 50 Euros covers the costs of the two-day conference, dinner and a one-night's accommodation in a local hotel for each participant.

The conference preparation committee:
Juraj Buzalka, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Jakub Grygar, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Davide Torsello, University of Bergamo, Italy
Tomás Samek, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Jakub Grygar Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
Email: sasa.casa.09@gmail.com
Visit the website at http://www.casaonline.cz

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Religion and culture: Perspectives from cultural and cross-cultural psychology

Deadline: August 1, 2009

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology: Call for submissions

Special Issue on Religion and culture: Perspectives from cultural and cross-cultural psychology

Guest editors:
Vassilis Saroglou (Universite catholique de Louvain) and Adam B. Cohen (Arizona State University)

The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology announces a call for submissions of paper proposals on religion and culture. Religion is at least to some extent - part of culture, interacts with other components of culture, and thus plays a role in many aspects of the psychological functioning of individuals and groups. It is then of particular interest for cultural and cross-cultural psychology. Differences and universals across religions may parallel, if not contribute to and explain, cross-cultural differences and universals. Therefore, the way groups (cultural-ethnic and/or cultural-religious ones) differ or resemble on their religious beliefs, emotions, and practices may reflect, or have an impact on, the way these groups members deal with most if not all the psychological aspects of their life: identities, cognitions, emotions, values, morality, interpersonal and intergroup relations, life span development, health, and social behaviors related to work, marriage, leisure, economics, and politics.

The objective of this special issue is to make a step ahead through innovative papers that initiate empirically-based and theoretically driven systematic knowledge and reflection on religion from a cultural and cross-cultural psychology perspective. More precisely, this special issue will aim to identify and ideally explain:
(a) cross-religious differences or similarities in various aspects of psychological functioning such as the ones mentioned above (all of them are welcomed);
(b) the way religion across different cultural groups (differing, for instance in ethnicity, socio-economic status, religious tradition) functions in individuals lives in predicting significant outcomes;
(c) the way religion parallels or interacts with other components of culture (e.g., ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, values, personality, stereotypes) that define and distinguish groups from each other.

We will welcome proposals for empirical papers that (a) use quantitative methods, (b) compare multiple (at least two but ideally more) groups either across or within nations, and (c) do not simply explore and document findings but interpret them on the basis of solid theoretical argumentation and, ideally, empirical evidence (e.g., in terms of possible mediators). Experimental studies are also welcomed. Theoretical papers are not excluded, but they have to be conceived as psychological theory-driven papers making a specific theoretical argument heavily based on review of relevant empirical research. In all cases, papers have to be creative, expanding the present state of the art, and opening avenues for future research. Finally, it is not to be excluded that, in selecting between proposals of equal quality, a concern for a complementarity of topics to be treated may apply.

To give one simply indicative example of topic: are religions equal on their propensity to produce/legitimize altruism (or violence)? If differences exist, are they strictly religious (and if yes, what may be the origin) or can be (partially or totally) explained by other psychological and social factors at the individual or group level? Are the social consequences (e.g., forgiveness, prejudice) of religious propensity for altruism (or violence) moderated by other cultural factors?

Proposals of 400-500 words outlining the authors plan for a full manuscript should be sent to both guest editors at
vassilis.saroglou@uclouvain.be and adamcohen@asu..edu by August 1, 2009. Authors of successful proposals will be invited in October 2009 to submit a full-scale manuscript (25-30 double pages all included) to be received by March 1, 2010. A standard peer-review process will be applied; and selected papers will be accepted provided they meet the standards of JCCP articles and the objectives of the special issue. For more information please contact either guest editor.

_____________________________________

Prof. Vassilis Saroglou
UCLouvain - Dept. of psychology
Center for psychology of religion
Division of social psychology
Pl. du Cardinal Mercier 10
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Ph. + 32 10478274 Fax + 32 10474834
http://www.uclouvain.be/saroglou
https://owa.uwe.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=3D

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Summer study abroad: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, 07/20-31/2009, Sarajevo

Deadline: July 1, 2009

SUMMER SCHOOL OF BOSNIAN, CROATIAN, SERBIAN LANGUAGE
First summer school of the B/C/S language in Sarajevo
20 – 31 July, 2009

WELCOME TO UMLIP/AYLI
The Association of Young Linguists and Interpreters in Bosnia and Herzegovina is an organization founded by former students of the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo with the goal of gathering young people who are engaging in language. Today, the Association has around fifty members who are engaged in translation, teaching, and linguistics. Some of our most important activities are: the web-portal bosanski.ba the bimonthly bulletin lingvisti.ba, and a course on simultaneous and consecutive interpretation. This is the first time that we are organizing a summer school of the B/C/S language, hoping that we can turn it into a well known and successful language school.

WHY LEARN B/C/S

Who can apply?
The only requirement for applying at this school is that you must be older than 15.
So, if you are from Bosnia and Herzegovina, if you know someone who speaks B/C/S, if you are studying the languages of BiH, if you want to read Ivo Andriæ in original, if your husband/wife/girlfriend/boyfriend is from the Balkans... These are some of the reasons for you to attend this school. Students can be:
- Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina who currently live abroad, descendants of those who emigrated from BiH and who want to brush up their language, or those who want to start learning it.
- This is an excellent opportunity for foreign citizens living in Sarajevo and BiH who do not have time to attend courses during the year.
- Those who study Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian outside of BiH are given the chance to place the languages they learn into the cultural framework of this area.
- Everyone else who has the desire to learn the languages and cultures of BiH.

Description of the school
The summer school is organized as intensive two-week classes. We offer three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. You will take a placement test before the beginning of the school so that we can assign you to the appropriate group. The classes start at 9 am, and last for four school hours (45 minutes) with a 15 minute break between every hour.

Levels
The two-week school is held at three different levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. You will have a total of 40 classes to help you to advance your conversational skills, but also to learn the grammatical structure of the B/C/S language. You can also use the afternoons for one-to-one classes with teachers if you want to solve a grammatical problem, or do your homework.

Certificate
After you pass the test at the end of the school, you will receive a certificate confirming that you speak Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian at your level.

FREE TIME
After classes, you can stay at our premises, use the library, surf the internet, or spend your time in the city.
Bašèarsijske noæi, a festival that offers cultural events every night, is held at the same time as our school, and you can find the program and information on other events online at:
http://www.bascarsijskenoci.ba/
http://sonar.ba/
http://www.sff.ba/

Evening workshops
We organize evening workshops on these subjects:
sevdah at the House of Sevdah, traditional cuisine, folklore, tradition of BiH (visit to Svrzo's house and the tradition of drinking coffee/kahva/kava/kafa), BiH cinema, modern BiH literature, a short course in Cyrillic, and we also organize workshops adjusted to the wishes of the students. Make sure you specify in your application what you would like to do at the workshops.

Trips
We use the weekends for visits to the some of our greatest monuments and sites. E.g. Fojnica Monastery, Kraljeva Sutjeska or UNESCO World Heritage List Candidates: Jajce, Mostar and Višegrad. Besides this, we also organize afternoon visits to the spring of the Bosna River and Pionirska dolina.

ACCOMODATION
Accommodation is not included in the price of the school. Our recommendation is to stay at the Student's Centre which offers lodging to guests, participants of various cultural, sports, educational, and other events that take place in Sarajevo, as well as for students traveling in general. There is a combined lodging capacity of cca. 1,500 guests at the Students Home Nedžariæi and the Student's Settlement Bjelave. The prices of lodging and food are reasonable.
You can find out more at:
http://www.student-centar.ba/
UMLIP can, at your request, organize lodging for you at the Student's Centre, or at some other place in the city.

PRICE OF THE SCHOOL
The price of the school is 400 EUR.
Included in the price are:
- Class materials, including grammatical and historical reference materials
- A final bulletin with the students' works
- Afternoon one-on-one classes with teachers
- Evening workshops
- All planned trips
- UMLIP Membership

APPLICATIONS
You can find the electronic application form at www.lingvisti.ba.
Fill it in and send it either by e-mail to umlip@yahoo.com, or by fax to 00 387 33 645 343. You will receive a welcome mail and further instructions.
Applications must be sent before: 01 July, 2009.

ORGANIZED BY:
The Association of Young Linguists and Interpreters in BiH
Triglavska 4, 71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
00 387 33 645 343
www.lingvisti.ba

CONTACT PERSON:
Sandra Zlotrg
00 387 33 645 343
umlip@yahoo.com

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Visiting Assistant Professor of History, NC

Western Carolina University - Visiting Assistant Professor of History

North Carolina
Visiting Assistant Professor
World History
Russian/Soviet History

Visiting Assistant Professor of History, one-year, fixed-term appointment for the 2009-2010 academic year. Ph.D. from an accredited institution in History preferred. ABD considered. Experience teaching World history and Middle Eastern history preferred. All full-time faculty in our growing department teach freshman/sophomore level liberal studies courses, upper-level/graduate courses, and play significant roles in implementing the university’s new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. Applicants must apply on-line at https://jobs.wcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51662

Hard copy application materials will not be considered.. Submit a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references with full contact information. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Richard Starnes, Department Head, at 828-227-3910. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and conducts criminal background checks.

Contact Info:

Dr. Richard Starnes
starnes@email.wcu.edu
(828) 227-3910
Website: http://history.wcu.edu

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World History/Specialty, TX

Tenure-track Assistant Professor, U of North Texas, Denton, TX

Pending budgetary approval. The successful applicant will be fluent in Russian and English, will have published research on Russian popular culture in the twentieth century based upon archival research in Russia, and teaching experience in upper-level and graduate courses in Russian history since 1685. Teaching responsibilities include the world history survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the applicant's field of specialization. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in history.

The University of North Texas is a comprehensive research university with 35,000 students. The Department of History has 25 faculty, 515 undergraduate majors, and 109 graduate students. It awards the Ph.D. in European and in U.S. history.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority will be given to complete applications received by May 31, 2009. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts or a copy of your graduate academic record, at least three letters of reference, and a writing sample to
Dr. Rick McCaslin,
Department of History,
P.O. Box 310650,
University of North Texas,
Denton, Texas 76203-0650

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Summer Russian Language Instructor at SWSEEL, IN

The Summer Workshop for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) at Indiana University has an opening for an instructor of 2nd/3rd year Russian. The Workshop is an 8 week intensive language course from June 19-August 14, 2009. The position will require 3 hours of teaching per day, Monday through Friday. Room and board provided in addition to salary. Please send a cover letter and CV to Jerzy Kolodziej jkolodzi@indiana.edu, 502 Ballantine Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Indiana University's Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages (June 19-August 14, 2009)
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/

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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Witkacy as a Social and Political Visionary, 09/17-18/2009, London

Deadline: 31 May 2009


The first British conference on Witkacy: "Witkacy as a Social and Political Visionary"

17-18 September 2009

the Fyvie Hall at the Regent Street Building of the University of Westminster, London

Proposals of not more than 250 words are invited by Dr Jenny Plastow, University of Hertfordshire.

address for submissions: j.j.plastow@herts.ac.uk
further information at: www.witkacy2009.com

directorate@witkacy2009.com

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Ottoman Legacies in the Contemporary Mediterranean , 03/24-27/2009, Italy

Deadline: July 15, 2009

Submit proposals to a workshop on the Ottoman Legacies in the Contemporary Mediterranean: the Middle East and the Balkans Compared. The workshop will be part of the eleventh session of the Mediterranean Research Meeting that will take place from 24 to 27 March 2010. It is organized by The Mediterranean Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (Italy).The workshop's directors are Prof.Dr. Karl Kaser (University of Graz) and Dr. Eyal Ginio (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

You can learn more about the workshop in the following link:
http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010/desc_pdf/MRM2010_Ds03.pdf

All relevant details regarding the submission of proposals are available on the Mediterranean Research Meeting web page:
http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010/

Applications must be submitted electronically by 15 July 2009.

Prof.Dr. Karl Kaser (Univerity of Graz)
Dr. Eyal Ginio (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), the workshop's directors.

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18th-c Slavic Bibliographer and Book Review Editor

ECCB Seeks Slavic Bibliographers and Book Review Editor
www.eccb.net

ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography is seeking one "sub-field editor" to manage the Slavic "literatures and languages" areas of our annual/biannual bibliographical and review publication. We would like to find colleagues who could
(i) assemble an annual list of current publications in the aforementioned specialty areas and
(ii) arrange for a reasonable number of book or essay reviews.

The ideal candidate would do one area herself (such as Russian, Polish, or Croatian or ...) and recruit colleagues and/or graduate and undergraduate students to do other areas, if possible.

ECCB is dominated by English literature, and we are striving to be more inclusive of Slavic literatures and languages. Even one or two book review a year will be so much better than the current O.

ECCB editors are encouraged to use bibliographical software ("endnote"; can be provided by the publisher). They receive title- or colophon-page in each annual volume and are included in editorial and press events that occur at eighteenth-century conferences around the country. An offering of the AMS Press of New York, a leader in the publishing of long-eighteenth-century studies, ECCB is received at prestigious academic and research libraries and facilities throughout the world. It has been in publication for nearly eighty years. Any colleague who might be interested in either of the aforementioned positions should make contact with ECCB Foreign Languages Field Editor Waltraud Maierhofer at
waltraud-maierhofer@uiowa.edu

This kind of professional service is usually encouraged and recognized at the level of Associate professor and above. Sorry, ECCB cannot provide compensation.

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May 06, 2009

PAE Government Services Positions for the OSCE, Tajikistan, Belarus

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

Deputy Head of Office, Minsk, Belarus
Vacancy # VNBELS00007
Political Affairs, Senior Management
Deadline for applications: 05/28/2009
Link to the job description:
https://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=3283


Senior Human Dimension Officer, Tajikistan
Vacancy # VNTAJS00060
Human Rights, Middle Management
Deadline for applications: 05/21/2009
Link to the job description:
https://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=3294


Elections Reform Officer, Tajikistan
Vacancy # VNTAJS00061
Elections, Senior Professional
Deadline for applications: 05/21/2009
Link to the job description:
https://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=3295


Customs Project Officer, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Vacancy # VNTAJS00059
General Staff / Monitoring Function, Professional
Deadline for applications: 05/21/2009
Link to the job description:
https://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=3290


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

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

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

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

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

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May 04, 2009

IREX Partnerships in Collaborative Research Travel Grant

IREX Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) Travel Grant

IREX is pleased to announce an open competition for the 2009-2010
Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) Travel Grant. The
Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) travel grant gives
American scholars the opportunity to obtain funding assistance for the
travel of a collaborator from Eastern Europe or Eurasia for an
approved academic purpose. The grant will cover the cost of
international airfare, administrative costs for acquiring a visa and
fees for conferences in which the scholars are presenting
collaboratively.

For detailed information about grant administration and eligibility, please
consult the PCR Applications and Instructions, which can be found at:
http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/programs/uss_pcr.asp

For questions regarding PCR, please email pcr@irex.org

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Lecturer in Russian, University of Birmingham

Applications are invited from experienced teachers and researchers
in the field of Russian Studies for the post of Russian Lecturer to
contribute to the further development of CREES (RAE 6*) within the
School of Government and Society. The lectureship is open to
applicants with research interests in any area of Russian Area
Studies, and a commitment to language teaching at all levels from ab
initio to advanced level. Informal enquiries to the Director of
CREES, Dr Derek Averre (email: d.l.averre@bham.ac.uktel: 0121 414 6364/6347) are strongly encouraged.

Starting salary in the range of £36,532 to £43,622 a year (potential
progression on performance once in post to £49,096).

Closing date: 7 May 2009 Reference: 31761

To download the details and submit an electronic application online
visit: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs
Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

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World History, Macon

Macon State College - Assistant Professor, World History

Western Civilization
Russian/Soviet History
Medieval History
Imperial or Colonial Studies
European History
Early Modern History
British History

Macon State College, one of thirty-five institutions in the
University System of Georgia, invites applications for a tenure
track position in history. Candidates must have an earned doctorate
in history and a record of teaching and scholarship that warrants
appointment at the rank of assistant professor.

The successful candidate will teach freshman-level courses in world
history and upper-level courses in his/her area of specialization,
as needed. Ability to teach U.S. history is a plus. Applicant goals
should support the institution's goals in the areas of teaching,
service, scholarship and professional growth and development. Normal
teaching load is twelve hours each semester. Responsibilities
include teaching day and/or evening classes in Macon and at the
Warner Robins Campus.

Macon State College, a regionally accredited baccalaureate
institution, is organized into five schools (Arts and Sciences,
Business, Education, Information Technology, and Nursing and Health
Sciences), and a Division of Learning Support. With a main campus in
Macon, a campus in Warner Robins, and a center on Robins Air Force
Base, Macon State College has approximately 200 full-time faculty
and serves approximately 6,400 commuting students. The diverse
student body is approximately equally divided between traditional
and non-traditional students. The Macon metropolitan area, with an
approximate population of 350,000, is located 75 miles south of
Atlanta. For more information, visit the Macon State College
homepage at http://www.maconstate.edu.

Salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience. In compliance with the Immigration
Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in
the United States will be required at the time of hire. The starting
date for the position is August, 2009.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately
and will continue until the position is filled. Individuals
interested in this position should submit a letter of interest in
and qualifications for the position, a statement of teaching
philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts of all college
work, and three letters of reference, including e-mail addresses and
telephone numbers.

Inquiries about the position may be made to Dr. Stephen Taylor,
Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, by
telephone or e-mail.

Applications should be mailed to:
Dr. Barbara Frizzell
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Macon State College
100 College Station Drive
Macon, GA 31206-5145

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position,
University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the
completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Macon State College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Website: http://www.maconstate.edu

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InterMedia Survey Institute - Project Manager: Eurasia with Central Asia Focus

InterMedia-a global research, evaluation and consulting firm-is
seeking a Project Manager to work on media and communications related
research projects in Central Asia. Duties involve conducting and
managing media/communications research/evaluations projects primarily
in, but not limited to, the Central Asian region, and the supervision
of projects/research staff and coordination of all regional activities.

Minimum Requirements:

1. A Bachelor's degree (a Master's degree preferred) in a social
science field and/or market research, and at least 2 -3 years of
relevant work experience.

2. Expertise and experience in Former Soviet Union (FSU), ideally work
or exposure to populations in Central Asia.

3. Solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

4. Good knowledge of survey analysis (e.g., SPSS) and MS Office
software applications.

5. Strong analytical thinking, writing abilities and oral presentation
skills for effective communications in English.

6. Proven supervisory, organizational and project and time management skills.

7. Ability to work with a wide range of clients and subcontractors.

8. Interest in mass media, marketing and communications in countries
of the FSU.

9. Position entails travel to the region (approx. 25%).

10. Russian language fluency.

InterMedia offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, a
casual and friendly work environment, and a convenient downtown location.

We invite qualified candidates to email your cover letter and resume
to PMCA@intermedia.org or fax to 866-500-4095. Due to the volume of
responses to our ads, we kindly ask for no phone calls as only
qualified candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

EOE/M/F/V/D

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Grants for researchers, Romanian Cultural Institute

Deadline for submitting the applications: May 15th 2009

Grants for Foreign Researchers

Preamble : The programme is dedicated to academic improvement,
aiming undergraduate and graduate students (MA and PhD) who prepare
their final papers (dissertations, theses) with a topic dealing with
Romania. The selection is performed by an independent committee of
professionals, based on an application file that must contain, among
other papers, a reference letter from the supervisor of the BA or MA
dissertation or doctoral thesis.

Grant’s value: 3 495 Euros/person

The field for which the evaluation and selection is performed:
collecting reference materials and research ICR awards 5 grants on a
yearly basis.

Length of the grant: 3 months

Required application papers:
- application form;
- resume;
- project’s description;
- 2 reference letters (one from the supervisor and the second one
from another professor, preferably an academic specialized on the
proposed topic);
- Copies of one the studies published in the last two years in a
scientific review;
- The period for which the grant application is made

The address for submitting the documents:
Institutul Cultural Român, Aleea Alexandru nr. 38, sector 1, Bucureşti.

For more details:
http://www.icr.ro/icr/burse/cercetatori_straini
Contact: rsb@icr.ro

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Diaspora: Democracy, Culture and Religion

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Democracy, Culture and Religion

Amsterdam, August 24-26, 2009

http://www.visorconference2009.org/
http://www.visorconference2009.org/Call%20for%20papers.html

With the increase in religious and cultural diversity in Western
societies in recent decades, religio-cultural value systems from
other parts of the world have become more prominent and more
visible. Democracy, secularization, human equality and difference
and individual and collective responsibility, which have long been
claimed as core Western values, have been challenged and
appropriated by people with non-Western backgrounds. In the West,
Islam is felt to be the main religio-cultural force that is
challenging the secularization of the public domain and state-church
separation - which entails different consequences for the various
state-religion arrangements in the West. The rise of the Asian
economic powers and the worldwide financial and economic crisis,
which has been brought about mainly by 'the West', also
raises the question of the very foundations of Western political
culture. The questions that haunt many in the West are: Are its
cultural conditions robust enough to deal with the great challenges
of our times? How many of the ideals of democracy have survived in
the global free-market societies with their modern mass media? Does
the rise of other religious value systems place democracy in
jeopardy? The conference will focus on democracy, its strengths,
preconditions and pitfalls under global and post-secular conditions.
The keynote sessions will address five central issues.

Democracy: Its Values, its Preconditions
What are the religio-cultural and moral preconditions of democracy?
Where did the values of personal freedom, responsibility, equality
and human worth come from, and are these (and other values) basic to
Western democracy?
The main issue in this session is: Which values have been basic to
the rise of democracy and are these values preconditions for
democracies in whatever form? What are the historical, political and
societal conditions under which democracy has arisen?

Religion and/or Secularism Threats to Democracy?
The last two decades have witnessed a spectacular growth of
democratic regimes around the world. Is democracy a 'safe commodity'
right now? In mainline liberal thinking on democracy, the most
dangerous threat to democracy is religion. Recently, however,
political thinkers have been considering the view that religious
insights are crucial ingredients for
democracy. When does religion constitute a threat to democracy and
when is it a necessary asset (as Tocqueville once claimed)? Is
secularism perhaps an even more urgent threat to democracy than
religion ever was or is? How can the nexus between democracy,
secularism and religion be assessed and understood?

Panel Discussion: Religious Freedom and its Limitations
Religious freedom is a right that belongs to everybody, regardless
of whether they are in agreement with mainline society or not. The
policy of the Dutch government, for example, is that it 'will not
intervene, in whatever way, in the content of religions, and will
keep in contact with all groups within the various law-abiding
religious communities. Religion can bring people into relationship
with one another. Everyone may live according to his or her
religion, if the fundamental rules that obtain in the Netherlands
are obeyed.' Religious freedom is thus limited by the space granted
by the law..

Governments have to take the threats of radicalized secular or
religious worldview groups seriously. Therefore, governments will
monitor groups that have fundamental objections to the laws of the
country and the dominant values in society, and in specific cases it
will take measures to ensure that these groups do not become
violent. Government policy on religion is thus related to its policy
on security. If a country does not have an active, responsible and
educated public domain in which critiques can be articulated and
discussed, it seems inevitable that the government will exercise
control to a larger extent than has been usual up to now in Western
countries. This explains the interest of the Moroccan and Turkish
governments, for example, in the developments in Islam in European
immigrant countries.

Media, Performance, and Democracy
Democratic practices should be assessed both in their ideational and
legal dimensions as well in their performative ones. Media
appearances, 'media-ized' public events and charismatic styles of
leadership belong as much to the practices of democracy as do
political principles and administrative agendas. In philosophical,
historical and socio-cultural
analysis, the modern means of mass communication have to be taken
into account - in fact, those media performances might be much more
influential in the development of 'democracy' than philosophical
considerations. The relative success or failure of certain political
candidates cannot be understood by referring to political principles
alone. Also, socio-cultural events stamp the 'practices of
democracy' - aptly called the 'magic ballot' (Appadurai) in relation
to the first
responses to Obama's victory in November 2008. In assessing his
successful march to the White House, terms such as transcendence,
redemption and sacrifice, which typically belong to the religious
repertoire, can be applied here. In short: what are the implications
of the performative and transcendent dimensions for our
understanding of democracy?

Islam and Democracy
According to mainline Islamic philosophical thinking, all human
beings are seen as equal before God. Critics of Islam, however,
often claim that no developed stable democracies emerged in the
so-called Islamic world. How and to what extent can this be related
to religious principles? After all, the Republic of Turkey is
developing more and more into a stable democracy, but to sustain its
secular policies it had to supervise the development of Islam in
Turkey closely. This is the so-called 'democratic dilemma': full
democratic rights may bring Islamist groups to power and jeopardize
secular principles. In general, the political landscape in the
Islamic world displays a wide variety of different systems of
governance. Nevertheless, the classical Islamic sources teach
equality and solidarity and state that there is no
compulsion in religion. Thus: What is the relation between Islam and
democracy?

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May 01, 2009

JobL Education Abroad Peer Advisor Work-Study Positions available for spring/summer, fall

We have had a terrific group of peer advisors working for us this year—see http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/peeradvisors.html

Perhaps you have benefitted from meeting with one of them, or learned from their informative presentations throughout the year.

Unfortunately, most of them are graduating, though this may be lucky for you!

If you have Work-Study and significant experience studying or working abroad, consider applying for one of these positions:

1)For undergraduates, positions available for Spring/Summer 2009 and Academic Year 2009-10:

Education Abroad Peer Advisor/Student Services Assistant I, #7081

https://www.studentemployment.umich.edu/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=7081&s=1

2)For graduate students, positions available for Spring/Summer 2009 and Academic Year 2009-10:

Education Abroad Graduate Peer Advisor/Student Services Assistant II, #7979

https://www.studentemployment.umich.edu/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=7979&s=1

3)For Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who will be a student in Academic Year 2009-10:

Peace Corps Assistant to PC Coordinator/Student Services Assistant I, #8313

https://www.studentemployment.umich.edu/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=8313&s=1

If you are interested in applying after having read the job description, please apply through the Work-Study website *and* send us an e-mail with your cover letter and resume attached, to: icoverseas@umich.edu with “Work-Study Advising Job” as subject—please specify which of the positions you’re interested in!

Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson
University of Michigan International Center
Education Abroad and Peace Corps Offices

Tel. 734-647-2299

http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt

http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/peace

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CSSA Book Prize

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

*Czechoslovak Studies Association Book Prize *

The Czechoslovak Studies Association is pleased to announce the opening of competition for its Book Prize in the Field of Czechoslovak Historical Studies. The award will be presented at the CSSA meeting at the AAASS Convention in November for works published in 2007 or 2008.

To be eligible for consideration, books must be primarily concerned with the history of Czechoslovakia, its predecessor and successor states, or any of its peoples within and without its historical boundaries. The field of historical studies will be broadly construed, with books in all fields considered for the prize if they are substantially historical in nature. The prize committee will decide whether a book matches these criteria.
Books under consideration must be new works by a single author written originally in the English language.

The competition is open to members and non-members of the CSA. The deadline for submissions is 1 August 2009. Committee members are Peter Bugge, Aarhus University (chair); Paulina Bren, Vassar College; and
Jonathan Bolton, Harvard University. To inquire about submitting a book, please e-mail Peter Bugge at peter.bugge@hum.au.dk

Claire Nolte
Professor and Chair
History Department
Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY 10471
718-862-7133

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Job: Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian - Ohio University

Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

The Department of Modern Languages at Ohio University invites applications for a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of three years. A.B.D required, Ph.D. preferred. Applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in English and Russian, a broad background in Russian literature and culture, and a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Willingness to play an active role in extra-curricular activities is a must. We also seek an individual who is committed to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The teaching load will be three courses per quarter (nine per academic year), mostly in the first and second-year language series and possibly
including Russian literature in translation. Competitive salary and full benefits package. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recent letters of recommendation, and evidence of excellence in teaching to: Dr. Karen Evans-Romaine, Russian Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern Languages, 283 Gordy Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979. Please use
this link to view posting details and apply online:
www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=55330. Review of applications will begin May 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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CfP: Adriatic Frontiers [14th-19th cts.], Fiesole,24-26.3.2010

Deadline: July 15,2009

Workshop / 11th Mediterranean Research Meeting (MRM)

ADRIATIC FRONTIERS:
COMMUNICATIONS ACROSS CULTURES, SPACE AND TIME

Host: European University Institute (Florence).
Date: March 24-27, 2010.
Location: Montecatini Terme (near Florence).
Bursaries: available.

CONCEPT
The workshop “Adriatic Frontiers: Communications Across Cultures, Space and Time” seeks to provide a forum for the study of the multifaceted history of a region that has remained on the margins, despite the increased interest in the Mediterranean. Although Fernand Braudel had early upheld the study of interactions of Catholic, Muslim, Christian Orthodox, and Jewish cultures on either side of political borders as a promising field of study, few efforts have been made since then for a greater understanding of the Adriatic, specifically, as an intercultural space. This zone of multiple frontiers has suffered from the fact that it is also on the periphery of specializations of Ottoman/Middle Eastern, Italian/European, and Balkans/South Slavic histories and their respective sources and literatures. Scattered efforts in recent scholarship, resulting in somewhat astonishing findings, have demonstrated that we are still far from understanding the workings of this space between, broadly, the 14th and 19th centuries. The proposed workshop seeks to bridge this gap by bringing together an international group of scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds who nonetheless share a common interest in intercultural aspects of the Adriatic space in the past. The proposed workshop will reframe earlier efforts in the quest to further future scholarship on the matter. The organizers strive to achieve a mixture of established scholars who have already made a lasting contribution to the field and younger historians who would benefit from the meeting in their future endeavours. (Please also see the full concept [3 pages] at
http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010/desc_pdf/MRM2010_Ds11.pdf
COSTS
There will be no registration fee. Most selected participants are eligible for a bursary. This will be a lump sum, unrelated to your actual costs, and fixed according to your country of residence/departure. Participants from Southeast Europe, Turkey and Middle Eastern countries will receive a lump sum of 550 euros to cover
their expenses (airfare, accommodation). Participants from Western Europe, the USA and Canada will receive a lump sum of 130 euros.
Participants from within Italy are not eligible for a bursary. For details, please see
http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010/pdf/MRM2010-InfoParticipants.pdf#page=3
TRAVEL
APPLY
Paper proposals must be submitted online before July 15, 2009. Abstracts of 500-1000 words are to be pasted in, CVs of max. 5 pages are to be uploaded to, the online form at http://www.rscas.org/medform.asp

TIMELINE
July 15, 2009: deadline for submission of abstracts.
September 15, 2009: results of selection process announced
January 15, 2010: deadline for submission of papers

CONTACT
The workshop is directed by Maximilian Hartmuth hartmuth@su.sabanciuniv.edu and Amanda Phillips
amanda.phillips@orinst.ox.ac.uk and hosted by the European University Institute. Feel free to contact the workshop directors for thematic concerns, but note that any question pertaining to accommodation,
transport, costs, etc. falls under the responsibility of the MRM.
Frequently asked questions are addressed at
http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010
See also the official call for papers at
http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010/pdf/MRM2010-Paperscall.pdf

Participants are expected to arrive in Montecatini Terme on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, before 6PM and depart on Saturday, March 27, 2010, after lunch (i.e. after 1PM). Shuttles from the nearby airports of Florence and Pisa to the conference venue will be provided (on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, as well as on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning).
Montecatini Terme is located in a distance of approximately 45 km from Florence and Pisa.

ACCOMODATION
Participants will be accommodated in one of the hotels in Montecatini Terme booked for the MRM. All hotels are within walking distance of each other and offer the comforts of a 4-star hotel. The discount rate prices
per night at these hotels range from ca. 35 to ca. 75 euros, hence totaling 100-250 euros, according to your preferences, for all three nights. The participants will be required to pay for their rooms themselves (see also section “Costs”) upon check-out. Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are provided for, save for the dinner on Thursday, March 25.

WORKSHOP, SCHEDULE AND VENUE
The workshop “Adriatic Frontiers” is one of approximately 20 workshops organized simultaneously in the framework of the 11th Mediterranean Research Meeting. Each workshop will comprise of 10-16 participants and will begin with an inaugural lecture at 7PM on Wednesday. Presentations will be held on Thursday and Friday between 9AM and 5:30PM, as well as on Saturday from 9AM-1PM. Preliminary versions of papers to be presented will be made available (to participants only) prior to the event and must be submitted by January 15, 2010. The seminar rooms are within walking distance of the hotels and are all equipped with data projectors.

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Job: lectureship in Russian, UK

Closing date: 7 May 2009

Lecturer in Russian
College of Social Sciences
Centre for Russian and East European Studies
School of Government and Society

Applications are invited from experienced teachers and researchers in the field of Russian Studies for the post of Russian Lecturer to contribute to the further development of CREES (RAE 6*) within the School of Government and Society. The lectureship is open to applicants with research interests in any area of Russian Area Studies, and a commitment to language teaching at all levels from ab initio to advanced level.

Informal enquiries to the Director of CREES, Dr Derek Averre (email:
d.l.averre@bham.ac.uk tel: 0121 414 6364/6347) are strongly encouraged.

Starting salary in the range of £36,532 to £43,622 a year (potential progression on performance once in post to £49,096).

Closing date: 7 May 2009 Reference: 31761

To download the details and submit an electronic application online
visit: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

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Job: Russian language, Utah

The Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah announces an opening for a three-year renewable adjunct position in Russian language, starting in Fall 2009. Course load is three courses per semester. Candidates should be trained in modern methods of foreign language pedagogy, must have native or near-native Russian and English, and be able to teach Russian language and content courses at all levels; experience teaching Russian to English-speaking students and familiarity with the American university system and culture are also required. The successful candidate will take part in program development, including but not limited to: 1) design of courses to accommodate both traditional students and those with significant in-country experience, 2) development of on-line components for new and existing courses, and 3) fostering community among Russian majors and minors through extra-curricular activities. He/she will be expected to pursue, and receive support for, ongoing professional training. Applicants should hold an MA or PhD in Russian. Salary range low thirties + full benefits. Application should include a CV, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation. Send all materials to Professor Fernando Rubio,Co-Chair, Department of Languages & Literature, 255 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 1400, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0490. E-mail:Adelaide.Ryder@utah.edu mailto:Adelaide.Ryder@utah.edu> Review of pplications will begin May 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

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CfP Journal: Humanicus-social sciences, humanities and philosophy

Deadline: June 30, 2009

Humanicus. An interdisciplinary on-line journal of social sciences, humanities and philosophy

The Humanicus journal is accepting further papers, with an extended deadline (June 30st). We have received papers mostly written in English and Serbo-Croatian - anyone writing in the following languages is welcome to submit: Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Swedish, Czech.

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


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.


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.

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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Summer Study Abroad: OSCE, 06/21-7/03/2009, Austria

DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS: May 12, 2009
SUMMER ACADEMY ON OSCE
Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution
21 June – 3 July 2009.

The purpose of the "Summer Academy on OSCE" is to expand and deepen knowledge about the OSCE and to contribute to its various activities. The courses and special events are designed to provide diplomats who are going to work with OSCE delegations and institutions, and other individuals (scholars, NGO representatives, etc.) intending to work in the areas of fact-finding, human-rights, election monitoring, peaceful settlement of disputes, and other types of international diplomatic and civilian missions with the following:
· thorough knowledge of the history, functioning, and current activities of the OSCE; and
· training in working more effectively within the OSCE diplomatic and OSCE-NGO milieu.

Furthermore, the Summer Academy will provide opportunities to explore ways for the OSCE to enhance its existing, or to develop new capabilities in preventive diplomacy, peace-making, peace-keeping and peace-building.

The Academy will be officially independent of the OSCE, but OSCE institutions and diplomatic missions will actively participate on a voluntary basis in the Academy's activities. OSCE participation will include providing guest speakers, participating in workshops and simulations as well as seconding the participants with an interest in working with the OSCE. Students will be instructed by leading scholars in OSCE studies, senior diplomats with experience in OSCE activities and OSCE inter-state diplomacy, international NGO trainers with long-term experience in the field, and international lawyers active in promoting OSCE-NGO co-operation, particularly in the areas of human rights and democratisation.

The student body will include diplomats, graduate students, NGO trainers and practitioners professionally active in NGOs that want to work more effectively with OSCE states, institutions, and other NGOs co-operating with the OSCE. Participants are expected to come from the OSCE participating States.


*APPLICATIONS FROM SELF-FUNDED APPLICANTS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED AFTER THE APPLICATION DEADLINE!

For further information visit http://www.aspr.ac.at/conflict_management/osce_academy/summer_academy_on_osce.htm

The course fee is EURO 2.000 per student. The amount covers tuition, educational materials, and full board accommodation in a single room with bath in Hotel Burg Schlaining****
Applications are encouraged from people from OECD countries and non-OECD countries. For people from non-OECD countries, a limited number of scholarships is available.
Please send your applications (see attached application form) and requested documents directly to Ms. Claudia Hofer (mpt@aspr.ac.at)

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Study Abroad: Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization, Brasov

Deadline for grant applications: June 20th, 2009

"Learn Romanian in Romania!" Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization Summer School, Brasov

Summer Program Deadline: 2009-06-20

Romanian Cultural Institute invites you for the 15th edition of the Romanian Language, Culture and Civilisation Courses

Brasov (Transylvania) July 12th – August 2nd, 2009.

The program contains intensive Romanian language classes, conferences on cultural topics and creative workshops: creative writing, 19th century Ball dancing and retro-costumes, Romanian gastronomy. Moreover, field trips are to be organized to the fortified Saxon fortresses Harman, Prejmer, Viscri, to the Bran castle, to the Rupea fortress, in the Old City of Brasov. These site visits will benefit from the informed comments of young sociologists historians and art historians.

The participation fee is 1000 Euros (registration, tuition, courses, workshops, trips, extra activities in the program and all-inclusive accommodation). Additional expenses (international and domestic return-tickets to Brasov, health insurances) are to be covered by the participants.

Several full and partial scholarships intended for the students of Romanian studies programs abroad, who are using the Romanian language for documentation, scientific research, translations, writing of academic papers or reviews on Romanian culture and civilization are available.

Grants are awarded on a highly competitive basis. Students can apply for 2 full grants (that cover the participation fee) or 4 partial (2 scholarships on 25% and 2 scholarships on 50% of the participation fee). The deadline for the grant applications is June 20th, 2009.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

For additional information please visit www.icr.ro/cursuri_brasov (EN/ RO/ ES

Contact person - Ana Borca
e-mail: ana.borca@icr.ro
phone: (004) 031 100 672
fax: (004) 021.230.13.73


Ana Borca
Romanian Cultural Institute
38 Aleea Alexandru 011824
Bucharest, Romania

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JOB- Director, Aga Khan Humanities Project, University of Central Asia, Dushanbe

JOB- Director, Aga Khan Humanities Project, University of Central Asia

Director, Aga Khan Humanities Project, University of Central Asia

Background

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 by the governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His Highness the Aga Khan. It is the world's first internationally chartered institution of higher education. UCA was created to offer an internationally recognized standard of higher education in Central Asia and create knowledgeable, skilled and creative graduates who will contribute leadership, ideas and innovations to the transitioning economies and communities of the region. The mission of UCA is to promote the socio-economic development of Central Asia's mountain societies, while at the same time helping the diverse peoples of the region to preserve and draw upon their rich cultural traditions and heritages as assets for the future. UCA operates within a framework
of values that espouses academic excellence, individual rights and security, responsibility to community and public service, and ethical and transparent operations of government and business.

The Aga Khan Humanities Project of UCA (AKHP) was established in 1997 as a project of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, to respond to dynamic political, economic, educational and cultural trends following the independence of the Former Soviet Republics of Central Asia. Headquartered in Dushanbe, AKHP has developed eight textbooks in English and Russian along with teacher manuals on integrated themes in the Humanities compiled from existing sources. AKHP actively promotes
the use of the curriculum materials among the regional universities and secondary schools in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, and provides training for faculty and teachers on content and modern pedagogical methods.

In 2007, AKHP was incorporated into UCA and is at an important crossroads in its evolution. With the right leadership and confluence of resources, AKHP aspires to become a vibrant intellectual and research center for the study of Humanities in the region. Through the provision of facilities, building of unique regional archives; engaging the regional and global community of scholars; providing fellowship and research support; hosting lectures, seminar and
conferences that foster multidisciplinary exchanges; and the continued development of curricula and training programmes, AKHP will advance scholarship in and about Central Asia, promote the study and understanding of the humanities as well as contribute to UCA's mission to help preserve the rich cultural traditions and heritage of the diverse peoples of the region.

Position Profile
UCA is looking for a dynamic individual who can lead the evolution of as a center for the study and research of Humanities in Central Asia over the next three to five years. The ideal candidate is a humanities scholar with proven leadership, academic, management, and resource development experience to develop and advance AKHP as a humanities
research institute over the next three to five years. The AKHP Director will:
* Provide strategic leadership to transform AKHP into a research institute that would work closely with UCA's undergraduate and graduate programmes; foster a multidisciplinary research agenda to support economic and social development in Central Asia; and generate a broader understanding of the enduring value of the humanities and their relevance in today's world.
* Provide leadership to maintain AKHP's current programmes.
* Identify, secure and develop resources to build and support AKHP activities, including financial, archival, research and human resources.
* Build capacity in humanities research in Central Asia through unique research opportunities, the creation of research fellowships, and the provision of research support and training.
* Foster strategic and multidisciplinary partnerships across UCA departments, and with other partners including government, academia, private, cultural and community institutions.
* Generate specific scholarly and programmatic outputs, including archives, seminar and lecture series, conferences, a humanities scholarly journal and humanities curricula.

Location:
The position will be located in Dushanbe, Tajikistan with frequent travel within the three countries.


To apply:
Please send CV and letter of interest to:
Dr. Nasreen Dhanani,
Deputy Director & Director of Research
University of Central Asia
nasreen.dhanani@ucentralasia.org

Required Experience and Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have:
* A relevant doctoral degree
* Demonstrated academic experience, with a record of scholarly research and publications, preferably related to the humanities and Central Asian studies
* Experience in leadership and management of research departments/institutions
* Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals and secure funds for research activities
* Ability to promote interdisciplinary research across the humanities, social sciences and sciences
* Experience building capacity in research skills and outputs, including mentoring and supervision
* Ability to foster productive partnerships within UCA and with other universities, government, donors, research institutions, private and non-profit institutions
* Ability to organize international meetings/conferences to promote the exchange of ideas and collaboration
* Ability to strengthen existing AKHP programmes, including humanities curriculum, teacher training, and lecture series
* Ability to launch an academic journal in the humanities
* Experience organizing fellowship programmes at the doctoral and post-doctoral level
* Excellent English skills required and knowledge of a regional or foundation (Persian, Turkish, Arabic) language is highly desirable.

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Job: Student Services, REEI, Bloomington

Academic Advisor, Asst. Director for Student Services, REEI, Bloomington, IN

Counsels IU students on degree requirements, registration, and career planning. Recruits students into degree and intensive language study programs and assists students in choosing the academic program that best suits their needs. Monitors the job market and identifies internship and job opportunities for students. Tracks and reports on the career paths of program alumni. Supervises publication of information about departmental programs and activities through brochures, newsletters, web pages, and announcements in local and
national media. Supports the work of the director, staff, and students of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University.

Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required. Must be able to work effectively with all faculty, staff, and Indiana University students. Excellent oral and communication skills required. Must be well-organized and computer literate. Previous study of one area language and university administrative experience strongly preferred. Familiarity with
current issues in Russia, East Central Europe, and Central Asia preferred.

Applications for this position should be submitted on line by following instructions at: http://jobs.indiana.edu/. The position number for this vacancy is 00008295.

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Funding: Tucker/Cohen prize for dissertation on Soviet Politics and History

Deadline: May 15, 2009

AAASS Robert C. Tucker/ Stephen F. Cohen Prize

Please note that the deadline for the AAASS Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen prize for an outstanding doctoral dissertation in Soviet Politics and History has been extended till May 15, 2009.


The Tucker/Cohen prize is awarded annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation defended

at an American or Canadian university in the tradition of historical political science and political history of the Soviet Union as practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be completed and defended during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript.

The next prize will be awarded at the AAASS convention in Boston, Massachusetts, in November 2009, for a dissertation defended in 2008

The dissertation must be defended at a university in the United States or Canada by a US citizen, Canadian citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The dissertation's primary subject and analytical purpose must be in the realm of the history of domestic politics, as broadly understood in academic or public life, though it may also include social, cultural, economic, international or other dimensions. The dissertation must focus primarily on Russia (though the topic may also involve other Soviet republics) during one or more periods between January 1918 and December 1991.


A nomination will consist of a detailed letter from the dissertation's main faculty supervisor explaining the ways in which the work is outstanding in both its empirical and interpretive contributions, along with an abstract of 700-1000 words, written by the candidate, specifying the sources and general findings of the research. A faculty supervisor may nominate no more than one dissertation a year. By May 15, 2009 faculty supervisors should send each committee member listed below their letter and the 700-1000-word abstract. (Candidates may also initiate the nomination, but it must come from their advisers.) The committee will read this material and then request copies of the dissertations that best meet the criteria, as defined in the statement above.

For more information about the Association, please visit:

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/index.html

The committee consists of:

Lewis Siegelbaum (Michigan State University), chair, 2008-2010 (mailing address):

Lewis Siegelbaum

453 Rosewood Ave.

East Lansing, MI 48823

Heather DeHaan (Binghamton University, SUNY), 2009-2011 (mailing address till mid-May 2009):

Heather DeHaan

c/o Kennan Institute

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

One Woodrow Wilson Plaza

1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20004-3027

Janet Elise Johnson (Brooklyn College, CUNY), 2009-2011 (mailing address):

Janet Elise Johnson

357 13th St., Apt. 2

Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA

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Funding: Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers grants in more than 125 countries around the world. For the Academic Year 2010-2011, Fulbright lists 144 awards open to all disciplines and 421 awards in 45 discipline specific categories.

The application deadline is August 1, 2009. U.S. citizenship is required. For a full, detailed listing of all Fulbright programs and other eligibility requirements visit our website at www.cies.org, or send a request for materials to scholars@cies.iie.org

Andy Riess
Senior Program Officer for Recruitment
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden St. NW, Suite 5L
Washington, DC 20008-3009
Email: scholars@cies.iie.org
Visit the website at http://www.cies.org

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CfP Journal: European Minorities in Cross-Disciplinary Perspective

Deadline July 10, 2009
JMCE Yearbook
Yearbook 2009 - Call for Contributions
Special focus on European Minorities in Cross-Disciplinary Perspective

The Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) has recently been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council funds to intensify its PhD training provision. As part of its commitment to postgraduate learning and training, the Centre is organising in 2009 a special issue of its Yearbook on the topic of European Minorities in Cross-Disciplinary Perspective. All articles submitted for the Yearbook will be peer-reviewed by an advisory board.

PhD students researching European minority groups from any disciplinary angle (e.g. linguistics, law, history, education, cultural studies) are invited to submit an article for inclusion in the Centre's Yearbook 2009. Students from JMCE-affiliated universities are particularly encouraged to submit an article. We also welcome relevant book reviews and conference reports for inclusion in the Yearbook.

* Deadline 10 July 2009 for submissions in doc and pdf format to jeanmonnet@manchester.ac.uk
* mid-September: outcome of first phase of peer-review
* 2 October: authors requested to submit revised articles according to comments made by peer-reviewers
* End of 2009: publication (subject to peer-reviewers' recommendations)

Guidelines
Please download the guidelines here. All articles should be submitted by email. The article should be attached in .doc and .pdf format to your email and should be anonymous. Personal details should instead be included in the text of the email.

Contact

Please send all enquiries to jeanmonnet@manchester.ac.uk

http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/jeanmonnet/yearbook3.htm

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CFP: Music and Power in the Soviet Union, Cambridge, Nov 2009

Deadline: June 1, 2009

1948 and all that: music, ideology and power in the Soviet Union

Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge
Supported by CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities)
27-28 November 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts are invited for a two-day conference on any aspect of the interaction between music and politics in the former USSR. Papers need not focus exclusively on the events of 1948 and may address the pre- or post-Stalin period.

Abstracts of approx. 500 words should be sent by 1 June to Marina Frolova-Walker:mf263@cam.ac.uk and Pauline Fairclough Pauline.Fairclough@bristol.ac.uk

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Academic Advisor with REEI at IU

ACADEMIC ADVISOR/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STUDENT SERVICES Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)

Counsels IU students on degree requirements, registration, and career planning. Recruits students into degree and intensive language study programs and assists students in choosing the academic program that best suits their needs. Monitors the job market and identifies internship and job opportunities for students. Tracks and reports on the career paths of program alumni. Supervises publication of information about departmental programs and activities through brochures, newsletters, web pages, and announcements in local and national media. Supports the work of the director, staff, and students of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University.

Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required. Must be able to work effectively with all faculty, staff, and Indiana University students. Excellent oral and communication skills required. Must be well-organized and computer literate. Previous study of one area language and university administrative experience strongly preferred. Familiarity with current issues in Russia, East Central Europe, and Central Asia preferred.

Applications for this position should be submitted on line by following instructions at: http://jobs.indiana.edu/. The position number for this vacancy is 00008295.

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CfP: Beyond Boundaries: Media, Culture and Identity in Europe, 10/02-03/2009, Istanbul

Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2009.

Beyond Boundaries: Media, Culture and Identity in Europe

2-3 October 2009, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

What is Europe according to its others? An essence, an origin, a center? Or is it nothingness, a void or chiasm? Where is Europe? In diasporic or migrant spaces? How is Europe different from the West? Can an identity be made European? Could it be Eurocentric or Euro-chiasmic? Can one leave one's cultural frame to take on another? Can one transnationalize and/or regionalize a national identity or vice versa? Can the European Union create a single entity or a grand signifier of Europe out of multiple differences? What is the role of communication, media, and culture in such exchanges, transformations, processes and practices? Can we account for the similarities, proximities, and relations or should we focus on the differences, cleavages, and tensions?

This conference aims to explore the questions above and how such questions surface in media and cultural texts, ranging from everyday practices to media representations. The papers may deal with various meanings of Europe and its relation to non-European cultures, and how
these are experienced or altered at the level of media, culture, and identity. Possible paper topics are:
Eurocentrism and its alternatives
Transnationalism and nationalisms
Global, regional, and local media and culture
Diasporic and migrant culture and identities
Gender equality and cultural diversity
Tactics and strategies of dialogue between cultures
Symbolic representations of Europe in various cultural practices
Theories of European cinema, media and culture
Challenges for European cinema, media, and cultural studies
European communication studies and strategies
The EU policies on media, communication, and culture

Please send a 300-word abstract with the name and institutional affiliation of the speaker (mailing address & email address) to emcs@bahcesehir.edu.tr

Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2009.Deadline for acceptance information: June 29, 2009.
Deadline for submitting the completed papers: September 20, 2009.
Deadline for papers for conference proceedings: October 18, 2009.

The conference is organized by an EU funded project, "European Media and Cultural Studies and Media Awareness," jointly run by Bahcesehir University (Istanbul, Turkey), University of Potsdam (Potsdam, Germany) and University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (Potsdam, Germany).

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.emcs.bahcesehir.edu.tr/conference.html
For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.emcs.bahcesehir.edu.tr/Please note: There is no fee for the conference registration.
The language of the conference is English.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers (alphabetically listed):
Prof. Angela McRobbie (University of London, Goldsmiths College, Media and Communications) editor of Back to Reality? Social Experience and Cultural Studies (1997);author of In the Culture Society: Art, Fashion and Popular Music (1999); Postmodernism and Popular Culture (1994); Feminism and Youth Culture: From 'Jackie' to 'Just Seventeen' (1991).

Prof. Kevin Robins (Based in Istanbul and a visiting fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London) author of Times of the Technoculture: From the Information Society to the Virtual Life (1999); Into the Image: Culture and Politics in the Field of Vision (1996);
Spaces of Identity: Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries (co-author, 1995).

Prof. William Uricchio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies), author of We Europeans?: Media, Representations, Identities (2009); Reframing Culture: the Case of the Vitagraph Quality Films (1993, co-author); The Many Lives of the Batman:
Critical Approaches to a Superhero and His Media (1991, co-editor).

Other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Organizing Committee:
Prof. Haluk Gürgen (Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Prof. Dieter Mersch (University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany)
Prof. Winfried Gerling (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany)
Assoc. Prof. Süheyla Schroeder (Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey;
visiting fellow at University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany)
Assoc. Prof. Savas Arslan (Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Assist. Prof. Defne Karaosmanoglu (Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Assist. Prof. Christine Hanke (University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany; visiting fellow at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey)

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Summer Certificate Program

The Honorary Consulate General of Russia in Colorado and Deb Palmieri Russia Institute are presenting a summer certificate program for seniors and graduate students interested in doing business with Russia.

The program is based in Denver, Colorado, and has two sessions running from June 15-21, 2009 and August 17-23, 2009. The goal of the program is to provide a hands-on, practical experience for students interested in Russia. Students will:

• Learn about business in Russia

• Study the Russian economy and political system

• Study success strategies and case studies

• Learn career-building strategies and how to gain employment in this field

We would like to make this opportunity available to your students. There are limited spaces available.

The program is organized and led by Dr. Deborah A. Palmieri, a leading expert on business with Russia.

For more information, please visit www.DebPalmieriRussia.com, and click on summer programs.

If you have any questions, please call at 303-831-9181, or email Info@DebPalmieriRussia.com.

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Romanian Studies Graduate Essay Prize

Deadline: July 1, 2009

SRS GRADUATE STUDENT ESSAY PRIZE ANNOUNCED

The Society for Romanian Studies is pleased to announce that it is inaugurating a Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on
a Romanian subject. The 2009 prize, consisting of $300 will be presented at the AAASS Convention in Boston.

The student must be enrolled at or have graduated from an institution of higher learning in North America. The competition is open to current M.A. and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in 2008-2009.

If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written in 2007 through 2009. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Essays/chapters should be between 25 and 50 pages double spaced, including reference matter. Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable if accompanied by a description of the panel and by the candidate's conference paper proposal. Candidates must clearly indicate the format of the essay submitted. A current CV must be appended.

Submissions should be sent in duplicate by July 1, 2009 to Paul E. Michelson, Society for Romanian Studies, Huntington University, Huntington IN 46750 or in electronic format (.doc or pdf) to pmichelson@huntington.edu.

Irina Livezeanu
Department of History
University of Pittsburgh
3520 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
USA

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CfP CHAPTERS: The Branding of Post-Communist Nations

Please send chapter proposals of 500-800 words and a short author bio
(or CV)
to Nadia Kaneva (nkaneva@du.edu) by MAY 20, 2009.

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS:

The Branding of Post-Communist Nations
(Edited Volume)

In the aftermath of the communist system's collapse, Central and Eastern European countries were faced with the need to re-define themselves. This was equally daunting for previously established nation-states and for newly-formed ones emerging after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia. New pressures from global political, economic, and cultural forces, combined with the unraveling of internal social structures, exacerbated the identity crises of former communist nations. These countries needed new ways to assert themselves on the global map and new narratives of national unity at home. Furthermore, as they strived to emulate the capitalist West, former communist countries needed to disentangle their national identities from the ideological heritage of communism and recast them in terms of the new mantras of "democracy" and "markets."

In a wider context, the historical realities of post-communist transitions unfolded alongside processes of globalization and EU enlargement, which were accelerated, at least in part, by the demise of a bi-polar division of the world enforced by the Cold War. One crucial dimension of globalization concerns the proliferation of media technologies, discourses, and institutions that transcend national boundaries. The global media environment emerging after the end of the Cold War allowed information to flow to and from former communist countries in an unprecedented way. At the same time, these countries found themselves exposed to the vagaries of global and commercially-oriented media that traded in commodified symbols and meanings and operated according to a logic quite different from that of state-controlled media.

In this context, nation branding, a set of ideas rooted in Western Marketing and management, gained popularity in the post-communist world by promising a quick fix for the identity malaise of "transitional" societies. Since 1989, almost every country in Central and Eastern Europe has engaged in nation branding initiatives of varying scope and sophistication, often creating a chaos of messages. Although, post-communist countries are certainly not the only ones investing in nation branding, the particular socio-historical challenges and conditions they face set them apart and merit closer examination. This is one of the central goals of this volume.


Please send chapter proposals of 500-800 words and a short author bio
(or CV) to Nadia Kaneva (nkaneva@du.edu) by MAY 20, 2009.

If accepted, completed chapters (about 8,000 words) will be due by
NOVEMBER 1, 2009.

In addition, while a growing body of literature on nation branding has emerged in the past decade, most published studies adopt applied or descriptive approaches and offer little by way of critical analyses.
Thus, another goal of this volume is to address this gap by bringing together studies that examine the discourses and practices of nation branding in the post-communist context by drawing on critical theoretical traditions.

From this vantage point, this volume aims to address questions that fall
within three main areas, as follows:
. Who are the key actors involved in the spread of nation branding discourses and practices in post-communist Europe and what are their stakes in this process? What local political and cultural conditions enable nation branding to capture the imaginations of post-communist national elites?
. What is the relationship of nation branding to struggles over power both at national and the extra-national levels?
. What kind of images for post-communist nations and/or regions emerge through, or are obscured by, the particular lens of nation branding?
How do the discourses and practices of post-communist nation branding relate to processes of globalization, mediatization, and commodification?
. What may be the cultural, political, and social implications of re-imagining post-communist nations as brands? How may the study of post-communist nation branding inform the broader study and critique of post-communist transitions?

Proposals that address these or related questions are invited. Ideally, chapters should be both empirically grounded and theoretically informed. Proposals should clearly indicate how the work is situated in relation to critical theoretical traditions. Chapters may focus on one or more countries. Various methodological and disciplinary approaches are welcome; interdisciplinary work is particularly encouraged.

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CfP JOurnal: Ulbandus XIII -- The Wound and the Imagination

The deadline for submissions is JUNE 1, 2009.

Call For Papers: Ulbandus XIII

The Wound and the Imagination -- Aesthetics of Violence in Slavic Art

For the upcoming issue of "Ulbandus - The Slavic Review of Columbia University" we are seeking submissions that relate to the problem of violence and the artistic medium. As early as the Russian chronicles, one is confronted with numerous instances of violence in the Slavic canon. From early representations of violence as a facilitator of assiduous martyrdom to its later renderings as a phenomenon that haunts and traumatizes communities and individuals alike, the wounded, battered body has occupied the center of many an artistic imagination. Slavic artists have extensively focused their gaze on violence and have used their art both as a last resort for rendering the horrors of history and as means of shocking the public into awareness of the systemic violence of reality.

When it comes to violence, artists have opted for diverse methods of representation that have both been influenced by the medium in which they were creating and the pervading styles of their period. At
times, however, violence invites a defiance of normative aesthetics. At times, violent crimes can be seen rendered to the tiniest most terrifying details; at other times, the artist is overpowered by the
violent dismemberment of the individual and presents a blank, distorted canvas. In this issue, we are hoping to capture some of these variations and invite article submissions that address some of
the following questions, though this is by no means an exhaustive list:

Does the violent moment create a rupture in the overall texture of an artwork? Does an artist mask a violent act through representation or does s/he project it realistically or sensationally? Does art crouch
before certain types of violence? What does the post-traumatic narrative look like? What are the ethical implications of treating violence? Does violence in art strive to provoke a particular affective response? Does an artist condition the reader's response; does s/he seek to shield the reader from the brutality? How do representations of violence compare between different artistic mediums? Can art, wittingly or unwittingly, propagate violence? Can it create cultural mythologies about violence and grant it the sort of weight that it would not otherwise have? Is representation itself
self-consciously presented as a form of violence? Submissions can treat texts from any period and inter-disciplinary essays that treat film, music and the visual arts are encouraged.

In addition to scholarly articles, Ulbandus encourages submission of original poetry, fiction, translations, photography and artwork.Contributions from outside of the Slavic field are warmly invited.

Manuscripts should be in MLA format, double-spaced and not exceed 25 pages in length. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and may be sent to ak2448@columbia.edu in .doc or .rtf format.

Interested applicants may also submit 2 hard copies of the paper to:
ULBANDUS (attn: Submissions)
Columbia University
1130 Amsterdam Avenue,
Mail code 2839
New York, NY
10027

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career in translation

SRAS offers a study program abroad with internship that is specifically for
students interested in translation.

Semester Program: http://sras.org/sras_work_study_translationSummer Program: http://sras.org/sras_work_study_summer


Also see an interview on our site with a professional translator who
discusses her views on breaking into the business:

http://sras.org/nora_favorov_russian_english_translation

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CfP: The Future of Statebuilding, 10/09-11/2009, Westminster

Deadline: May 21, 2009
Call for Papers: "The Future of Statebuilding: Ethics, Power and
Responsibility in International Relations"

The Department of Politics and International Relations, University of
Westminster, in conjunction with the BISA working group `Sovereignty
And its Discontents' and the Taylor & Francis Journal of Intervention
and Statebuilding, are hosting a conference on " The Future of
Statebuilding; Ethics, Power and Responsibility in International
Relations" on the 9 – 11 October 2009.

Theme

In the post-Cold War era intra-state issues, from ethnic cleansing
and underdevelopment to terrorism and civil war, have dominated the
international security agenda. The integration of the domestic and
the international has led to calls for more direct and invasive
international involvement in the internal affairs of states. This has
been manifest in the marked increase in both UN-sanctioned and
unilateral interventions and numerous statebuilding operations. This
conference seeks to interrogate the contemporary currency of
intervention and statebuilding and highlight the key questions and
challenges raised by recent practice.

Conference website:
http://www.wmin.ac.uk/sshl/page-4109

Keynote speakers

Professor Alex Bellamy, University of Queensland
Professor Simon Chesterman, New York University School of Law
Professor Roland Paris, University of Ottawa
Professor Oliver Richmond, University of St. Andrews

Papers

In particular we seek papers that broadly address the following issues;

* "Aspiration and Practice": How do we understand/explain
the gap between the aims and achievements of statebuilding?

* "Failed States: Rhetoric and Reality": What is the true
nature of the influence of failed states on contemporary
international security?

* "The Responsibility to Protect": How has "R2P" changed
the norms governing the use of force? Is this a progressive
development?

* "The Peacebuilding Commission": What role can/should the
UN play in intervention and statebuilding?

* "The Future of Statebuilding After Iraq": What will the
legacy of the invasion and occupation of Iraq be?

Submission instructions

If you wish to present a paper, please email a 300 word proposal and
a short biographical note to a.hehir@wmin.ac.uk by May 21st 2009.

Organisers

Professor David Chandler, University of Westminster
Dr Philip Cunliffe, King's College London
Dr Aidan Hehir, University of Westminster

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Job: Political Science, WA

Adjunct Instructor, Central Washington,

Ellensburg, WA

Job Summary:
Te Political Science Department at CWU is accepting applications to fill current and future full-time, part-time, quarterly and annual appointment lecturer positions to teach classes in the courses/ subject areas listed below. This list is not all inclusive: other courses /subject areas may become available within the department.

Course/Subject Areas:
Lower Division Courses (Intro to Politics, American Politics, International Politics) Upper Division Courses (Public Law, Comparative (especially Asia, Russia, China), International Relations and Political Economy; Gender and Politics)

Required Quals:
-Master's Degree

Preferred Quals:
-PhD in Political Science, Gov't or closely related field; higher education teaching experience

Salary Range:
Based on the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement - Article 14

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue as needed.

To Apply:
To be considered for full-time, part-time and annual appointment lecturer positions, applicants must apply on-line and attach

-A letter of application
-Resume or vitae
-Contact information (names, address, phone number, and e-mail
address) for three professional references

In addition to your on-line application, and prior to application review, a transcript that verifies the highest degree that qualifies you for teaching in this field/discipline must be received at:

Office of the Dean
College of Sciences
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7519.

Note: Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon receipt of an original certified transcript. Current employees of CWU who have an original certified transcript on file are not required to submit a transcript.


Direct inquiries to:
Dr. Todd Schaefer, Chair
Political Science Department
schaefet@cwu.edu

Please contact Human Resources at AskHr@cwu.edu or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.


The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here:

http://www.cwu.edu/~avpfa/cwu-ufc-agreement.pdf

Online App. Form: http://www.cwu.edu/~hr/jobs/

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Job: Instructor, Keimyung

Full-time Instructor, Keimyung International College

Daegu, South Korea
Application deadline: May 30, 2009

Required Qualifications
Candidates must have Ph.D. or ABD in one of the following areas:
1 Marketing/ Finance/ Accounting / Management
2) International Relations/ International Law/ International Development/ Area Study (Russia, Middle East, South America, Africa, International Economics
3) Information Technology/Information System/Software/Engineering/ Computer Science
4) TESOL/English Literature /Critical Writing

Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, able to complement existing faculty and collaborate with other school and university faculty as appropriate.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for teaching 9 hours (Tenure Track) or 12 hours a week (Non-Tenure Track), evaluation, administration.

Salary and Housing

- The successful candidate will get competitive compensation per year (negotiable). We also offer free housing (on- or off-campus excluding utility), round trip economy airfare, medical insurance, and pension.
- The compensation in International Business will start from US$70,000. The starting salary may be negotiable based on the major, experience and condition.

Application Procedure
Submit the required documentation below to the contact address (prints by airmail or scanned files by an e-mail). Finalist(s) will be individually informed of the interview.

Required Documentation
- Curriculum Vitae with a recent photo
- A photocopy of final diploma (notarized by Ministry of Law or Korean Consulate in your country)
- Diplomas (for Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D.)
- Transcript (of final diploma courses
- Certification for teaching/ research career (to provide evidence from previous experience of teaching and research career)
- Enveloped references of department chair/ dean of college to which you belong
- A photocopy of passport

Finalists will be required to submit the original copies of the above documentation and other relevant materials (e.g. PhD dissertation, career certificates, and others)

Contact Information
Email: Dr. Jinha Kim(Associate Dean) - jhkim@gw.kmu.ac.kr Ms. Young-Wook Woo (Administrative Coordinator) - ywoo@kmu.ac.kr
Phone: 82-53-580-6510, 6503
Fax: 82-53-580-6505

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Job: Linguistics, Lithuania

Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics, U of Lithuania

Klaipeda, Lithuania
· To teach courses such as:
· Language Research Methods
· Intro. To Linguistics
· Bilingualism
· Comparative Linguistics
· Thesis research, writing and defense
· Capstone
· Other courses as needed and in specialization.
· MA in Applied Linguistics or related field, PhD preferred.
· college teaching experience preferred
· commitment to the international context of LCC

*LCC is an accredited, BA granting Christian liberal arts university located in

Klaipeda, Lithuania, part of the EU new member state. LCC seeks to engage students in a transforming educational experience in order to create a generation of leaders for Eastern Europe and the EU new member state who think critically, promote democratic ideals, develop a market economy, and rebuild the network of civil society within the context of a Christian worldview.


The university currently offers four majors: Business Administration, English, Theology and Psychology. English is the language of instruction. Students are from Lithuania, and more than 20 countries of East-Central Europe, and the states of the former Soviet Union. Current enrollment is 600.


Geri Henderson, PhD
Chair, English Department
LCC International University
Kretingos 36
Klaipeda LT-92307
Lithuania

More information about LCC and about living in Lithuania can be found at:
opportunities@lcc.lt
www.lcc.lt

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Russian Instructor, Victoria

Sessional Russian Instructor, U of Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria invites expressions of interest from qualified instructors for sessional assignments from 1 September 2009 to 30 April 2010 within CUPE Local 4163 (Component 3) Sessional Lecturers certification. Course assignments may include both introductory- and advanced-level courses in Russian film, culture, literature, and language, subject to funding and enrolment criteria. Successful

applicants will have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in Russian Studies and will have proven teaching experience in the North American university system.

The assignment selection criteria will include qualifications and ability of the candidate(s) based on relevant education and professional experience and proven teaching effectiveness. The appointments will be made at the rank of Sessional Lecturer and salary will be commensurate with the sessional salary scale. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae, and arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Peter Gölz, Chair

Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

University of Victoria

P.O. Box 3045

Victoria, BC V8W 3P4 Canada

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Summer Russian Instructor, IN

Summer Russian Instructor

Gary, IN

We are looking for a Russian instructor for our summer program (Study Alternative International Languages and Spanish), which is a summer enrichment program for elementary-high school students. The program dates are June 15-July 10, 2009. Classes meet daily for four weeks from 8:30-12:30PM. The classes are team-taught and we need either a native speaker of Russian or a licensed teacher. The classes are held at an elementary school in Gary, IN.

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please e-mail me, Myra
Anderson (manderson3@garycsc.k12.in.us) .

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