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June 30, 2009

Breaking Barriers: Borders and Beyond - Cinema Studies, 10/14-15/2009, San Francisco

Deadline: July 17, 2009

San Francisco State University is organizing its annual film conference organized by the Cinema Studies Graduate Students Association. This year the conference is titled, "Breaking Barriers: Borders and Beyond" the focus is on issues of liminality and border transcendence.

Please read our call at your convenience, and visit our website (http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~cinegsa/), which has the call for papers, recently extended until July 17, 2009, as a PDF download and much more information about the event and our organization. We hope you relay this call to the appropriate graduate or undergraduate students who may be interested in presenting at our conference. Thanks for your time.

Zach Cheney
GSA Member
Email: sfsufilmconference@gmail.com
Visit the website at http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~cinegsa/

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Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, 04/09-10/2010, TN

Deadline: October 1, 200

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers or sessions for the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium on the theme "Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages" (plenary speakers David Gitlitz and Linda Davidson (Univ. of Rhode Island); event dates 9 and 10 April 2010.

Please submit an abstract (approx. 250 words) and brief c.v., electronically if possible, no later than 1 October 2009. If you wish to propose a session, please submit abstracts and vitae for all participants in the session. Commentary is traditionally provided for each paper presented. Therefore, completed papers, including notes, will be due no later than 10 March 2010. The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Prize will be awarded for the best paper by a graduate student or recent PhD recipient (degree awarded since July 2007).

Prof. S. Raulston
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
735 University Ave
Sewanee TN 37383

Phone (931) 598 1526
Email: sraulsto@sewanee.edu
Visit the website at http://www.sewanee.edu/medieval/main.html

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Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Authors and artists are invited to contribute critical articles, book reviews and original and innovative works on Visual Arts for the Special Autumn Issue, 2009. Submissions may include articles on the following areas:
• New insights into the works of individual artists
• Discussion of trends/movements in a particular field of visual arts
• Discussion on Indigenous art forms including folk arts
• Comparative study of arts and artists
• Digital arts (Rise, development and possibilities)

However, we are open to the suggestion of inclusion of new topics on visual arts.

Submissions for other general areas are also welcome.

Deadline of Submission: 30 September, 2009

Contact us for submission of articles at editor@rupkatha.com. Read detailed guidelines or download the guidelines.

Rupkatha Journal

Visit the website at http://rupkatha.com/submissionguidelines.php

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Before and Beyond Auschwitz/Auschwitz, 01/27-29/2010, Italy

Università degli Studi di Macerata - Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione Osservatorio di Genere - Istituto Storico della Resistenza e dell'età contemporanea "Mario Morbiducci"

27 28 29 January 2010

Before and Beyond Auschwitz

New conflicts and alternative routes among exclusion, identity and diversity

Studies and reflections on Auschwitz (seen) as a paradigmatic event concerning the building and the destruction of both historical and political categories have thoroughly inquired into origins and effects far beyond the 20th-century horizon. These study days aim to propose a re-evaluation of those circumstances (historical, social, political, cultural, philosophical) which, even through progressive dissipations of the sense of (human) limits, led to the formation of regimes where everything seemed possible. Together with this analysis aimed at confronting different approaches and disciplines we attempt to look into the Contemporaneity, especially the new conflicts often accompanying forms of identity closure, in the light of those exclusion/discrimination models which frequently concern the tout court differences. The intent to go beyond Auschwitz, revitalizing an idea of remembrance that is not merely conservative but try to link up with the Contemporaneity, leads to study those forms of conflict oppositions, from the peace movements to the non-violence, grown during the 20th century.

Within this more general framework the following topics will be closely discussed:
• Minority exclusion and discrimination
• Gender violence: woman as subject and object of totalitarian regimes
• Peace movements and pacifism
• Identity and politics: gender, ethnic and social class
• New conflict opposition forms after Auschwitz and Hiroshima
• Conflicts in the contemporary world
• Biopolitics of field

All research workers, scholars and specialists interested in the convention themes are invited to debate these topics in order to foster confrontation among different prospects and viewpoints on branches of learning.
Who wants to participate in one of the thematic workshops is invited to present an abstract of his/her own speech (max 300 words) not later than September 30, 2009. Proposals must be sent to: csgeneremc@gmail.com or faxed to 0039 0733 258 2551.
Only the abstracts in Italian or English language containing name and surname, email address, speech title and a brief curriculum vitae et studiorum (max 2000 characters, spaces included) will be accepted.

For further information please contact:
Department of Communication Sciences: g.calamanti@unimc.it
Gender observatory: csgeneremc@gmail.com

Osservatorio di genere – Istituto Storico della Resistenza – Via Verdi 10 – 62100 Macerata

T. 0039 0733 237107
F. 0039 0733 237138
Email: csgeneremc@gmail.com

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Review Film Studies books

Deadline: September 28, 2009

Film Studies Scholarly Book Reviewers Sought

The Southwest Journal of Cultures seeks reviewers of scholarly books dealing with many aspects of film studies. Interested scholars should send a cv and contact information to Brian Cowlishaw at cowlishb@nsuok.edu

We will provide qualified reviewers with a choice of titles. The book you review will be sent directly to you and is yours to keep.

As an on-line venue, the SJC prefers reviewers who can send their 1000-word book review as an email attachment within 30 days of receiving the book.

Brian Cowlishaw
Southwest Journal of Cultures
Northeastern State University
Email: cowlishb@nsuok.edu
Visit the website at http://southwestjournalofcultures.blogspot.com

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Arkansas Literary Review

Deadline: September 28, 2009

The Arkansas Literary Review is a new online journal that seeks to provide an active voice for graduate students who wish to explore the relationship between literature and the humanities: philosophy, history, language, etc. It is our intention to create a growing community of graduate voices from which great dialogues and ideas can emerge. We look forward to the many great discussions that will follow. Information regarding submission guidelines can be found in the link provided. Or, you can visit the Graduate Student Website at the following address: http://uark.edu/ua/osre/

Once there, click on the "Academic Journals" link on the left side of the page to be brought to the main website.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Joe Meyer
University of Arkansas
233 Kimpel Hall

Visit the website at http://uark.edu/ua/osre/Journal%20Webpages/Submission%20Guidelines.pdf

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Jewish Studies in the Soviet Union, 12/14-16/2009, Moscow

Deadline: September 1, 2009

The Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies at Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, invites paper-proposals for a conference on "Jewish Studies in the Soviet Union", to be held in Moscow on December 14-16, 2009.

Among the topics which will be considered at the conference are the following:
* Jewish studies research institutions in the USSR
* Yiddish-language higher education in the 1920s and 1930s
* Hebraic and Semitic studies in the USSR
* The Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Society under Soviet rule (until 1930), and the Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Commission (1981-1987)
* The Educational Activities of the Jewish National Movement (1970s to 1991)

We invite interested scholars to submit a 250-word proposal summarizing their paper by E-mail to: judaica_mark@mail.ru prior to September 1, 2009.

Russian State University for the Humanities will provide housing and meals for all conference participants whose proposals are accepted.

The working languages of the conference will be Russian and English; Russian State University for the Humanities Press will publish a volume of the conference proceedings.

We look forward to welcoming presenters, participants and guests to the conference. For further information on the Center for Biblical Studies, visit our website www.cbjs.rggu.ru

The Organizing Committee
Professor Natalya Basovskaya (RSUH)
Professor David Fishman (JTS)
Dr. Igor Krupnik (Smithsonian)
Professor Mark Kupovetsky (RSUH)

Prof. Mark Kupovetsky
Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies
Russian State University for the Humanities
Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 (495) 2506470
Fax: +7 (495) 2506758
Email: judaica_mark@mail.ru

Visit the website at http://www.cbjs.rggu.ru

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Comparative Yearbook - Szczecin

Instytut Polonistyki i Kulturoznawstwa Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
al. Piastów 40 b, 71-065 Szczecin
tel. (91) 444 27 13, fax. (91) 444 27 12; e-mail: ifp@univ.szczecin.pl

The editorial staff of ‘Comparative Yearbook’ consisting of:
prof. Mieczysław Dąbrowski (editor-in-chief assistant), prof. Ulrike Jekutsch, dr Jerzy Kazimierski (editorial secretary), prof. Marta Skwara, (chief editor), prof. Lech Sokół, prof. dr Dorota Walczak-Delanois is honored to present the guidelines of our new “Comparative Yearbook”, which is to come out in 2010.

The aim of the new literary periodical is the methodological analysis of history and contemporariness of the discipline, its reformulations, redefinitions and its current state as well as the analysis of Polish literature in the comparative context. The editorial staff will draw particular attention to the reflection upon the presence of Polish literature in the world and its capability of taking part in intertextual/intercultural dialogue. The leading subject of the first issue of ‘Comparative Yearbook’ will be relations between comparative studies, translation and the reception of a literary work. Our editorial staff plans the following thematic sections (the numbers given in brackets refer to the maximum standard units of text length):
1. Dissertations and studies (1,5)
2. Analyses (1,0)
3. Translations (length to be consulted with editorial section)
4. Presentations and discussions (this section includes both the
description of individual comparative works as well as polemics) (0,5)
5. Reports (0,3)
6. Received books (0,2)

The publication of each volume will be preceded by a seminar, which will take place annually in academic centers cooperating with the volume. The first ‘founding’ seminar took place 29-31 March 2009 at the University of Szczecin’s conference center in Pobierowo. The next seminar is to take place in a year in Warsaw, whereas the succeeding seminars are due to be held in Brussels and Greifswald. The materials for the first issue (prepared both by the participants of the seminar as well as all those interested in working with the yearbook) are to be sent by 1st September 2009. Please send all papers to the editorial secretary: casimir67@o2.pl or the editor in chief martskw@univ.szczecin.pl

All received works will be externally reviewed, texts delivered in English, German, Russian or French will be translated into Polish.

Technical details:
The standard units of text length equal 40,000 signs (with spaces and notes). One unit is about 22 pages of the ‘old’ standard typescript (30 lines a page, 60 signs per line).
Please enclose a summary of the text in English (max. 1,000 signs with spaces). Summary must include the name of the translator if the author of the summary is also the author of the text this also needs to be noted.
If the text includes the quotations in foreign languages operating in alphabets other in Latin (extended) please leave original spelling, do not transliterate. Every case of translation needs to be consulted with the editorial section.
In the bibliography please use Latin terminology (op.cit., ibidem, idem/eadem, passim etc.)

Here are some examples illustrating the convention of the footnotes:
1 A.O. Lovejoy, Wielki łańcuch bytu. Studium z dziejów idei. Translated by A. Przybysławski. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo KR, 1999, p. 45.
2 Ibidem, p. 79.
3 M. Głowiński, Świadectwa i style odbioru. In: idem, Style odbioru. Szkice o komunikacji literackiej. Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1977.
4 M.Głowiński, O intertekstualności. “Pamiętnik Literacki” 1986, no. 4, passim.
5 A.O.Lovejoy, op. cit., p. 89.
6 J. Olkusz, Literatura orientalna w latach 1890–1900. “Zeszyty Naukowe WSP w Opolu”, Filologia Polska, 1989, pp. 83–106.
7 Z. Łapiński, Sens i konieczność. “Studia Norwidiana” vol. 2 (1985), p. 6.
8 B. Holmberg, “Adab” and Arabic Literature. In: Literary History: Towards a Global Perspective. Ed. by G. Lindberg-Wada. Vol. 1. Notions of Literature Across Times and Cultures. Ed. by A. Petersson. Berlin–New York: Walter de Gruyter 2006, p. 181.

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Franz Spina - Ein Prager Slawist, 02/17-19/2010, Prague

Deadline: 15.09.2009

HfM Weimar, Institut für Musikwissenschaft / Kulturwissenschaft; TU Dresden, Institut für Slawistik; Karlsuniversität Prag, Institut für germanistische Studien; Herder Forschungsrat
Deadline: 15.09.2009

Franz Spina, erster Bohemist an der Prager deutschen Universität, wirkte nicht nur im engeren akademischen Rahmen, sondern war als Politiker des Bundes der Landwirte und mehrfacher Minister einer der führenden Repräsentanten des deutschböhmischen politischen Aktivismus in der ersten Tschechoslowakischen Republik. Franz Spinas Einfluss auf den intellektuell-wissenschaftlichen Diskurs in Böhmen bzw. später der Tschechoslowakei ist von nicht zu unterschätzender Bedeutung. Hiervon zeugen vor allem zwei ambitionierte Zeitschriftenprojekte, mit denen Spina den engeren Fachdiskurs
überschreiten konnte: die Slavische Rundschau (1929-1940), ein völlig neuer Typus einer slavistischen Zeitschrift, die sich neben internationaler Vermittlung der Förderung der zwischenslavischen Beziehungen verschrieb, sowie die Germanoslavica (1931-1937), mit der Forschungen zu den wissenschaftlich-kulturellen Beziehungen zwischen Deutschen und Slaven ein zentrales Podium bekamen.

Eine umfassende biographische Würdigung Spinas stammt aus dem Jahr 1928, nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg findet man lediglich vereinzelte Beiträge im weiteren Kontext der Parteiengeschichte in der Tschechoslowakei, eine umfassende interdisziplinäre Auseinandersetzung mit Leben und Werk Franz Spinas fand bisher nicht statt.

Aus diesem Grund ist eine Tagung geplant, zu der Slavisten, Germanisten und Historiker aus Tschechien, Deutschland, Österreich und anderen Ländern eingeladen sind.

Arbeitstitel und Abstracts werden erbeten im Umfang von max. einer halben Seite, Vorträge im Umfang von max. 30 Minuten.

Steffen Höhne
HfM Weimar

URL zur Zitation dieses Beitrages

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June 29, 2009

Post-Communism and the New European Identity, 11/05=07/2009, Romania

Deadline: July 15, 2009

The Research Center on Identity and Migration Issues (RCIMI) within the Faculty of Political Science and Communication, University of Oradea is organizing the international conference Post-Communism and the New European Identity, that will be held on November 5th -7th , 2009 in Oradea, Romania.

The main topics of the conference are:
1. Identity and mobility in Europe
2. The image of the New Europe in the media
3. Institutional changes and democratic reforms after the fall of communism

Proposal submission: Proposals (including a paper title and a 200 - 250 words abstract of the proposed paper) should be submitted by email as MS Word attachment to contact@e-migration.ro, before July 15th, 2009. The papers presented at the conference will be published in a conference volume. Several selected papers could be published in the Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (see www.jims.e-migration.ro ).

Fees: There is no conference fee. The organizers will provide conference materials and the publication of the selected papers. Travel, accommodation and meals costs are to be paid by the participants. The organizers will assist you with information concerning different types of accommodation.

The registration form and the preliminary program of the conference are available on the RCIMI’s 2009 Conference webpage (see http://e-migration.ro/About-RCIMI-Conference.php ).

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Lessons and Legacies of the Holocaust, 11/04-07/2010, Boca Raton

Deadline: October 31,2009

Lessons and Legacies XI, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
November 4-7, 2010

The Eleventh Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference, sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation and Florida Atlantic University, will consist of two plenary addresses, up to three roundtables, up to eighteen panels, and up to fourteen workshops relating to recent issues and advances in scholarship on all aspects of Holocaust Studies, and pointing the way toward further research.

Interested scholars are invited to present proposals for individual papers or entire panels by October 31, 2009. Proposals should be sent by email to BOTH of the Program Co-Chairs for the conference: Professor Frank Nicosia, University of Vermont (francis.nicosia@uvm.edu), and Professor Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College (susannah.heschel@dartmouth.edu).

Panels normally will consist of three papers and a commentator or four papers and no commentator, although other formats are possible. Proposals should include a title and brief description of the panel as a whole, along with the names, institutional affiliations, contact information, paper titles and abstracts of all panelists. Proposals for individual papers will also be considered. Applicants will be informed regarding inclusion on the conference program by January 31, 2010.

Please note that the deadline for workshop proposals is the same as that for panels and papers, October 31, 2009, but that the addressees are different. Organizers of workshops should contact all of the following workshop organizers: Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (sbrown-fleming@ushmm.org), Professor Donald Schilling, Denison University (schilling@denison.edu), and Hillary Earl (hearl@sympatico.ca) regarding application guidelines and procedures..

Participants in Lessons and Legacies XI will be required to register and pay a small fee in advance of the conference. To the extent possible, the Holocaust Educational Foundation will provide financial assistance for presenters at the conference, with priorities being graduate students, faculty at teaching-oriented colleges that do not provide research support, and foreign scholars who have unusually high travel costs. Please direct all inquiries about financial assistance to the Holocaust Educational Foundation, President Theodore Zev Weiss (HEF3@aol.com).

Theodore Z. Weiss
Holocaust Educational Foundation
e-mail: HEF3@aol.com


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June 24, 2009

Contemporary international/trans-national history, TX

Texas Tech University - Assistant Professorship in International/Transnational History

The Department of History at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in contemporary international/trans-national history. The department is particularly interested in candidates with specializations in one or more of the following sub-fields, which complement or supplement the department's existing strengths: global and transnational social movements, propaganda and communications technology, or diplomatic and international relations. The department would also welcome applications from scholars who are capable of addressing any of these issues through methodologies of oral history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach surveys in world history and western civilization, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's areas of expertise. The successful candidate must conduct research commensurate with the standards of a research-intensive university, and will be expected to offer appropriate service to the department, college, and university as needed. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching is also required. Ph.D. must be completed by the time of the appointment.

Send letter of application, c.v., sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference by June 30, 2009, to Randy D. McBee, Chair, International History Search Committee, Dept. of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013. You can also apply online, attaching the required materials, at http://jobs.texastech.edu, requisition #78548.

The university is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and members of underrepresented groups.. The department is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Contact Info:
Randy D. McBee, Chair
International History Search Committee
Dept. of History
Texas Tech University
Box 41013
Lubbock, TX 79409-1013

Website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/historydepartment/

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International Student Affairs, CA

Deadline: June 26, 2009

Assistant Director of Student Life International Student Affairs

Salary: $40,000 to less than $50,000

Institution: San Francisco Art Institute, California

The Student Affairs Office at the San Francisco Art Institute is searching for an energetic, creative, and detail-oriented colleague with a good sense of humor to join a dynamic team of professionals.


Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious schools of contemporary art in higher education. For over 135 years, SFAI has been known for producing generations of students, artists, scholars, and creative leaders who have profoundly shaped the cultural life of the United States and abroad. Located near San Francisco's North Beach and Russian Hill neighborhoods, SFAI is fully accredited and offers an undergraduate BFA and a graduate MFA degree, BA and MA degrees, a Post Baccalaureate certificate, community education programs, and a range of public programs, as well.


Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students, the Assistant Director of Student Life International Student Affairs serves as San Francisco Art Institute's primary alternate Designated School Official, and may eventually become SFAI's Primary Designated School Official (PDSO). The individual in this position is responsible for counseling international students and for general immigration advising and SEVIS records maintenance, OPT applications and follow up, and basic updates and reporting to help ensure institutional and individual student compliance with Federal regulations. This includes coordination of student matters involving BCIS (Bureau of Immigration Services), SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System), and USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). Specific responsibilities are noted below.


International Student Affairs

1.Manage administrative processes related to immigration and international student status, including but not limited to: SEVIS registration, Optional Practical Training, severe economic hardship, etc.

2.Plan, coordinate, and manage international student orientation each semester, and conduct orientations for study abroad class trips sponsored by SFAI.

3.Serve as advisor to all international students, including exchange and mobility students. Also serve as liaison with IIE, and other agencies as appropriate, regarding J1 visitors.

4.Collaborate with ESL course instructor and academic advisor to monitor international students' academic success, and intervene as necessary; follow up on first semester student performance, and follow up with students on academic probation.

5.Assist with the coordination of the Fulbright review process, international exchange and study abroad opportunities, and provide support for faculty-led international travel.

6.Maintain up-to-date and accurate information on Federal Immigration regulations and current events affecting international travel and study abroad.

7.Represent Student Affairs and SFAI at key events, as needed, including, but not limited to: student and alumni events, community outreach efforts and recruitment events.

Student Life

1.Help coordinate the co-curricular efforts of the Office of Student Affairs by partnering with Director of Student Life to plan, coordinate, and oversee Orientation each fall and spring.

2.Assist in the planning, implementation and assessment of major campus events, including commencement, the annual winter art sale, and the year-end exhibitions.

3.Represent Student Affairs and SFAI at key events, as needed, including, but not limited to: student and alumni events, community outreach efforts and recruitment events.

4.As Assistant Director of Student Life, participate in on-call rotation for crisis response and emergency management.

5.Design and manage the International Student Ambassador program.

6.Advise International Student Groups and other student groups as assigned.

7.Maintain familiarity with Student Affairs best practices as they apply to programming for international student life.

8.All other duties as assigned.


1.Must have US citizenship or permanent residence, as required by federal regulations for use of SEVIS database.

2.Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Student Affairs, International Studies, or related field with substantial direct experience strongly preferred.

3.Experience working with international students, immigration, foreign student advising and/or data management.

4.Familiarity with BCIS regulations governing F-1 and J-1 status.

5.Experience with SEVIS systems, Datatel and data management according to USCIS guidelines.

6.Superb organizational and computer skills.

7.Excellent written and oral communication skills.

8.Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

9.Experience with artists and/or art environments preferred.

10.Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check.

11.Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, databases, the Internet and web based applications.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For priority consideration, application materials should be submitted by June 26, 2009.

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Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

ACLS Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

Actual amounts of grants will vary depending on available funds, but ACLS expects them to be approximately $4,000.

Deadline: Nov 17, 2009

American Council of Learned Societies announces a competition for short-term grants in the humanities in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine for academic year 2009-2010. Grants will be awarded on the basis of peer-review of written proposals by an independent commission of distinguished scholars from the region and from western countries. Grants will identify outstanding scholarly work that stimulates and enables the work of others. The long-term objective of this program is
to assure the continued development of humanities scholarship in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Funds must be used in the region, not for residence or travel outside the region. All disciplines and topics within the humanities are eligible including history, literature, languages and linguistics, philosophy, cultural studies, religious studies, studies of visual and performing arts, and gender studies. Applications in social sciences such as political science, sociology, economics, international relations, and psychology, are not eligible unless they are based on study of history or culture and use qualitative methods. Eligible projects include archival or field research intended for presentation in a book-length monograph, collections of source materials, or other substantial scholarly products work on archival or museum collections making them more useful for specific research projects.

Applicants must hold "kandidatskaia" degree, or show evidence of equivalent professional experience must be a citizen of, and a resident of, Belarus, Russia, or Ukraine. Fluency in English is not required. Recipients of previous ACLS grants are not eligible but all who applied in the past without success are welcome to apply again. Collaborative projects are encouraged (individuals should apply on behalf of teams).

For more information visit http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=544

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Russian language, online

Russian language instructors - online courses

blendedschools.net is seeking Russian instructors to teach online courses, grades 4-16. Part-time/full-time. Masters degree, PA certification, and experience teaching online courses preferred.

Submit resume and 3 references to Evon Zundel at ezundel@blendedschools.net

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Comparative Politics, TX

Political Science: The Department of Political Science at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Comparative Politics at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in the fall of 2010. We are seeking areas of specialization in democratization, political economy, comparative institutions,legislative-executive relations, and a regional specialization in Eastern Europe. Particularly important is a focus on the politics of former Soviet Bloc nations in the wake of the breakup of the Soviet Union. We are seeking candidates with a record of publication or indications of the potential to publish. A strong background in quantitative methods and game theory is required, including extensive graduate training in these areas. Candidates should provide a course transcript and a written example of their research demonstrating technical skills. Normal course load is two courses per semester. Successful candidates with the potential for excellence in scholarly research, a commitment to undergraduate and graduate training, and the potential to attract graduate students from Eastern Europe are preferred. Candidates must also have a Ph.D. in political science. We will begin reviewing application August 15 and continue until the position is filled. Please send applications (including curriculum vitae, short writing sample, statement of research and teaching interests, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation) to:

Attention: Comparative Search
Committee Chair, Department of Political Science,
University of Houston, 447
Philip G. Hoffman Hall, Houston, Texas 77204-3011.

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Erinnerungsorte und Erinnerungskulturen, 11/09/2009, Tirana

Einsendeschluss: 31. Juli 2009.

"Erinnerungsorte und Erinnerungskulturen"
Symposium, 9. November 2009, Tirana

Einladung zum Beitrag

Bei einem von DAAD, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung u.a. geförderten Symposium, das von den Universitäten Tirana, München und Bielefeld im November 2009 in Tirana (Universität Tirana) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Beirat Germanistik des DAAD, der Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung und der Deutschen Botschaft Tirana veranstaltet wird, soll diskutiert werden, inwieweit das Konzept der Erinnerungsorte auch für Albanien und die angrenzenden Länder anwendbar ist. Es werden daher Beiträge gesucht, die das Konzept der Erinnerungsorte in seinen Grundzügen darlegen und im Rahmen von Erinnerungskulturen bearbeiten. Dabei sollen die Grundzüge nationaler Geschichtsschreibung und nationalen Geschichtsverständnisses aus verschiedenen (inter-)kulturellen Perspektiven betrachtet werden. So sollen etwa albanische Erinnerungsorte und der Wandel der Betrachtungs- und Interpretationsweisen über die Jahrzehnte (vor, im und nach dem Kommunismus) dargestellt werden, um das Konzept der Erinnerungsorte erstmals exemplarisch für Albanien zu erproben. Historiker, Literaturwissenschaftler, bildende Künstler, Linguisten, Sozialwissenschaftler, Didaktiker etc. sind dazu eingeladen, sich an dem interdisziplinären Dialog über die Bedeutung und den Wandel von Erinnerungsorten und Erinnerungskulturen vor allem in der Region Süd-Ost-Europa, aber auch darüber hinaus, zu beteiligen. Mit den Mitteln der Förderorganisationen können Reisestipendien gewährt werden.
Das Konzept der Erinnerungsorte stammt aus Frankreich, wo es von Pierre Nora (unter Berufung auf Theoretiker des kollektiven Gedächtnisses wie Maurice Halbwachs u.a.) entwickelt wurde. Nicht Fakten und Zahlen allein sind für das Verständnis von Geschichte wichtig, sondern Personen, Orte, Ereignisse, die im kollektiven Gedächtnis einer Nation verankert sind und als wichtig für die nationale Identität angesehen werden. Der Wandel der Zeiten und Ethnien bringt es jedoch mit sich, dass sich divergente, oft konfliktive und explosive Betrachtungsalternativen formen, die trotz ihres Wahrheitsgehaltes einem Verstehens- und Verständigungsprozess im Wege stehen.

So werden Erinnerungsorte und Erinnerungskulturen zu einem genuinen Arbeitsbereich Sprache und Kultur vermittelnder Fächer, wie sie die (Auslands-)Germanistiken darstellen. In den Deutschlandstudien (German Studies) rücken daher zunehmend Bereiche in den Mittelpunkt, die über die traditionelle Arbeit mit Texten hinausgehen, bzw. dieser erweiterte Dimensionen eröffnen. So hat das Symposium auch eine fachpolitische Zielsetzung: es soll helfen zu klären, inwiefern durch den Einfluss moderner Deutschlandstudien den Germanistiken in der Region wichtige Impulse für die Zukunft gegeben werden können. Die Tagung gilt als Auftakt zu einem mehrjährigen Forschungsprojekt, in dem Forscherinnen und Forscher aus West- und Südosteuropa unter Beteiligung von Expertinnen und Experten der Deutschlandstudien aus Amerika und Asien an Antworten auf die relevanten Fragen arbeiten und Curricula und Materialien für die universitäre Lehre erarbeiten. Die Präsentationen beim Symposium sind auf 30 Minuten inkl. Diskussionszeit begrenzt. Es wird in kleinen Arbeitsgruppen gearbeitet.

Themenvorschläge in Form einer kurzen Darstellung (Abstract, ca. 20 Zeilen) werden bis 31. Juli 2009 erbeten an die drei folgenden Adressen:

Prof. Dr. Jörg Roche
Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprache
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Prinzregentenstr. 7
D-80538 München

Prof. Dr. Uwe Koreik
Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft
Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld

Jürgen Röhling
Universität Tirana
Fakulteti i Gjuheve te Huaja
Rr e Elbasanit
Tirana, Albanien

Die Benachrichtigung über die Annahme der Vorschläge erfolgt bis zum 8. August 2009.

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Journal: Nationalities Papers

Call for Papers: Nationalities Papers

Nationalities Papers is the leading journal on nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in Central Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Caucasus, the Turkic world and Central Eurasia. Furthermore, the journal also publishes contributions on theories of nationalism, comparative studies of nationalism, and trans- and supranational aspects of interethnic relations and national identity. The journal publishes timely, high quality articles from a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and literature.

In 2009, Nationalities Papers has moved to six issues per year. Under the leadership of a new editorial team, the journal will receive a visual re-design in 2010 and launch a number of exciting new features, such as book symposiums, state of the art articles and debates, and special sections. In this context Nationalities Papers is soliciting submissions from broad disciplinary and regional ranges. As part of these changes, we are looking for innovative contributions in the field, both in terms of new and ground-breaking research and theoretical articles. Being a journal with an international editorial team and a global readership, we are open to contributions from around the world.

Nationalities Papers is the journal of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), bringing together scholars worldwide working on nationalism and ethnicity, Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Eurasia. For information on ASN and on its Annual World Convention, please go to http://www.nationalities.org. The next ASN Convention will take place on 15-17 April 2010 at Columbia University.

Submission of Articles

Nationalities Papers accepts submissions up to 10,000 words in length from a multitude of disciplines on issues of nationalism and ethnicity, focusing particularly on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Eurasia as well as theoretical contributions, on ethnicity, ethnic conflict and nationality, not necessarily grounded in the geographical areas usually covered by the journal.

For author's instructions, including citation rules, consult the following website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=0090-5992&linktype=44
To submit an article please register and log in at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cnap.

For any queries regarding possible submissions or special section ideas contact the editor in chief Florian Bieber at f.bieber@kent.ac.uk

All articles undergo a rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by a minimum of two anonymous referees.

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Nationalities Papers publishes regular book reviews (800-1,000 words), longer review essays on particular themes or topics (2,000-6,000 words) and book symposiums with scholarly debates on important recent books.

Authors interested in proposing a review essay should contact the book review editor Zsuzsa Csergo at csergo@queensu.ca to discuss their ideas.

If you are interested in writing book reviews for the journal, contact the book review editor to be included in the book reviewer database.

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June 18, 2009

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Fellowship Opportunity

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Fellowships 2010-2011

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is announcing the opening of its 2010-2011 Fellowship competition. The Center awards approximately 20-25 academic year residential fellowships to individuals from any country with outstanding project proposals on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent professional experience. Fellows are provided stipends (which include round trip travel), private offices, access to the Library of Congress, Windows based personal computers, and research assistants.

For more information and application guidelines please contact the Center at:
Tel: 202-691-4170; Fax: 202-691-4001;
E mail: fellowships@wilsoncenter.org

You can apply online or download the application from the Center's website at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships
Application deadline: October 1, 2009

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June 17, 2009

Genocide and Human Rights University Program: Deadline extended to June 26

Announcing the Genocide and Human Rights University Program, which will take place in Toronto August 3-14, 2009. The deadline for applications has just been extended to June 26, as there are still vacancies. Some scholarship funding is still available.

A brief description of the program follows. More information, including the syllabus and faculty biographies, can be had from www.genocidestudies.org, by writing to admin@genocidestudies.org, or by calling 416-250-9807.

The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies is proud to announce its 8th year of offering the Genocide and Human Rights University Program (“GHRUP”). This marks the second year the program is offered in collaboration with the University of Toronto’s History Department, which provides graduate-level credits for registered students.

Roger W. Smith, the Director of the GHRUP, believes that the program "thrives on a unique combination of student diversity, commitment, and faculty expertise. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we deal with the phenomenon of genocide, why it occurs, how it takes place, who is responsible, and how it can be prevented. The seminar has been one of the most satisfying events in my teaching career, now approaching forty years," he said.

The program is often described by students as a life-changing experience. One recent student stated, “The mixture of perspectives and cultures that make up the student body of this course allow the classroom to be filled with discussion, and free time to be spent in thought-provoking conversation. I have learned a great deal from this course, but most importantly, participating in this course has solidified in my mind the importance of committing my future to the intervention in, and the eventual prevention of genocides globally.”

The GHRUP is a comprehensive, graduate-level seminar taught by nine leading experts in their fields. Incorporating genocide theory, history, sociology, political science and international law, and through a comparative analysis of several case studies (such as the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur) and a number of special themes, it explores such issues as:
· The Foundations of Human Rights
· International Politics and Genocide
· International Law and Genocide
· The Preconditions of Genocide
· Patterns of Genocide
· Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation
· Genocide Denial­­
· Genocide Prevention

Prof. Herbert Hirsch of Virginia Commonwealth University is one of the editors of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal and teaches about prevention at the GHRUP. He remarked that “This course is perhaps the most exciting educational experience available to any person interested in preventing genocide and protecting human rights. Participants are given the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the major experts in the field. Even more importantly, they meet, form friendships, and learn from each other.”

Applicants must be current or recent university students with a minimum of three years of undergraduate experience.

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Brecht in / and Asia, Manoa, Hawaii (Honolulu) (01.07.2009)

Deadline: July 1, 2009

Brecht in / and Asia

13th Symposium of the International Brecht Society

19-23 May 2010
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu

To reassess the complex interconnections between Brecht's work and various Asian cultures at the beginning of the 21st century, the International Brecht Society invites scholars and artists in theater, performance, and other cultural fields as well as doctoral students to an interdisciplinary symposium in Spring 2010 on the topic Brecht in / and Asia.

Brecht was not the only Western modernist to turn to Asian theater and thought for inspiration, but he was an especially astute observer of the cultural encounter with this "other," which had such a significant impact on his work. Conversely, Brecht's own theater and thought returned to inspire new forms of political and aesthetic experiments in many parts of Asia. With the dynamic, ongoing echoes of this mutual relationship as point of departure, the symposium will provide a forum to explore its multiple dimensions. This call for papers broadly understands "Asia" to refer to the geo-political spaces of a "pluralized Asia" as well as to the reach of Asian traditions into the cultures of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The organizational committee, consisting of Eiichiro Hirata (Keio University, Tokyo), Hans-Thies Lehmann (Goethe University, Frankfurt), Marc Silberman (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Markus Wessendorf (University of Hawai'i at Ma-noa, Honolulu), and Erdmut Wizisla (Bertolt Brecht Archive, Berlin), seeks proposals for papers, posters, panels, and workshops in the following four areas:

I. Asia's Brecht
II. Brecht's Asia
III. Asia beyond Brecht
IV. Brecht beyond Asia
For further definition of the four areas, see http://manoa.hawaii.edu/brecht2010

Since the primary conference language will be English, English-language proposals will be preferred. However, presentations in German are also welcome..

Please submit proposals for 20-minute presentations (250-350 words), abstracts for the poster sessions (100-150 words), workshop descriptions (100-150 words), or suggestions for panels (with three participants) by July 1, 2009 to:
Dr. Markus Wessendorf
Dept. of Theatre and Dance
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Email: wessendo@hawaii.edu
Fax: 001 808 956-4234

Submissions by email are preferred, but hard copy and fax will also be accepted. Presenters will be notified in late October 2009 about the committee's selection of proposals, posters, and panels. The organizational committee reserves the right to constitute the panels and alter proposed themes or groups. Symposium participants are expected to be, or become, members of the International Brecht Society. The regular registration fee for the symposium is $120 ($90 for students and retirees), if registered by February 2010, thereafter the conference fee increases to $150 / $120. All participants are required to register. A selection of symposium proceedings will be published in The Brecht Yearbook (volume 36 / 2011).

The IBS plans to organize a cultural program during the conference, including the first American production of Brecht's The Judith of Shimoda (at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa) and a guest performance of director Makoto Nakashima's Mother Courage and Her Children (by the Bird Theater Company from Japan). More information on the cultural program as well as other details of the symposium can be found on the conference website:

The IBS hopes to attract financing and sponsors to partially subsidize participants' travel. Please note, however, that participants will have to arrange their own flight reservations and hotel accommodations.

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June 16, 2009

Vulnerabilities And Exclusion In Globalization, 03/24-27/2010, Mexico

Deadline: October 15, 2009

Call for Papers and Participation

The 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) will be held in Mérida, Yucatan, México, March 24-27, 2010. The theme of the meeting is "Vulnerabilities And Exclusion In Globalization." The Program Co-chairs, Liliana Goldín (Florida International) and Francisco Fernández Repetto (UADY), invite the interest and submission of abstracts for papers, sessions, posters, and workshops. Please contact either Chair, goldin@fiu.edu, frepetto@uady.mx, or the SfAA Office at info@sfaa.net if you have questions or wish additional information.

Abstracts and papers may be in English or Spanish. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is October 15, 2009. A detailed description of the theme and the meeting venue may be found on the SfAA web page at www.sfaa.net and in the recent SfAA Newsletter at www.sfaa.net/newsletter/newsletter.html

The Society is an international association of applied social scientists. The annual meetings emphasize problem definition and resolution. The discussions are inter-disciplinary and informal. A special welcome is extended to non-members.

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National Romanticism, Assoc of Art Historians,04/15-17/2010, Glasgow

Deadline: November 9, 2009

"Rethinking National Romanticism"
Session at the Association of Art Historians Annual Conference,
Glasgow, 15-17 April 2010.

"Until this powerful movement is recognized and demystified, we will not fully understand the intellectual and cultural climate of turn-of-the-century Europe."
Michelle Facos, "Nationalism and the Nordic Imagination: Swedish Art of the 1890s", Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1998, 2-3.

Although linked to the re-evaluation of the legacy of Art Nouveau in the 1960s and 1970s, the term National Romanticism came into wider art historical use in the 1980s and 1990s in relation to growing interest in the cultures of the so-called 'peripheral' nations of Europe; first in the Nordic region and then the post-Eastern Bloc countries. In this context, National Romanticism facilitated the integration of these new regions into the sphere of Western art history, but its continued currency can now be seen to limit the scope of understanding of these cultures in a larger pan-European context.

This session intends to provide an international platform for a critical re-assessment of National Romanticism that challenges some of the art historical assumptions and expectations called up by this term. At the turn of the last century, artists and designers crossed
boundaries between disciplines and between social, political and aesthetic concerns, making it difficult to maintain ideological and formal categories and posing a real challenge to the historian of this period. And yet, the works and objects understood as National Romantic and their relationship to the wider culture of the period offer an intriguing challenge to the lingering influence of a Modernist emphasis on a linear, progressive reading of history.

Paper proposals of 250 word max. should be sent to
Dr Charlotte Ashby charlotte.ashby@rca.ac.uk
or Dr Sabine Wieber S.Wieber@roehampton.ac.uk
by 9th November 2009.

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New Security Challenges for the Western Balkans

Deadline: July 15, 2009

Call for Papers, June 2009


Analytical is an electronic journal published by Analytica, which is focused on studying and analyzing the recent and ongoing socio-political and economic developments in the Western Balkans and the wider region. The journal will include contributions that approach the subject area – countries of the Western Balkans – from various perspectives: political, IR, economic, historical, sociological, educational, etc.

Analytical now accepts submissions for the fourth issue. The topic of the upcoming issue is:
New Security Challenges for the Western Balkans

Stirred by the post-conflict period of security sector reconstruction; emergence of new states; NATO enlargement as well as the EU integration prospects; the (still present) status of drug/THB/crime route to the countries from Western Europe; and other emerging security developments, Analytica announces this call for papers for the fourth issue of its electronic journal Analytical. The contributions are expected to address the new security challenges which the Western Balkans are facing.

Whilst, our aim is to represent a wide spectrum of disciplines and approaches, we strongly encourage comparative and multi-disciplinary perspectives, and welcome proposals using new research methodologies. We invite submission of original research papers including but not limited to the following themes:
-Security studies, NATO and EU integrations, Regionalism, Regional Cooperation, Transitional Justice.
-International Relations, EU politics, Law, Geopolitics of Energy, Administration and Institutions, International Organizations, Energy policy, security and stability in Southeast Europe.
-Social Policy, Sustainable Development, Urban Development.

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

- The papers should be original and not previously published.

- MS Word Document
- Papers should be written in Chicago referencing style: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chicago_Manual_of_Style).
- Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 lines spacing, 2cm margins.
- Limited to 2500 - 5000 words (including bibliography)

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

Deadline for abstracts is 15 July 2009.
Final deadline for papers is 15 September 2009.

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The Harvard Academy Scholars Program

Deadline: October 1, 2009

Harvard University - Pre and Post-doctoral research Scholars in the social sciences and history, working in non-Western regions, countries or areas.

The Harvard Academy Scholars Program

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions. Harvard Academy Scholarships are open only to recent Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a Ph.D. should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before becoming Scholars; those in possession of a Ph.D. longer than 3 years are ineligible.

Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

Post-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $48,000, and pre-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. Applications for the 2010-2011 class of Academy Scholars are due by October 1, 2009. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on December 7. Notification of Scholarships will be made in January, 2010.

For complete information on how to apply visit:

Contact Info:
The Harvard Academy Scholars Program
1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Summer University Prague 2009

Organized by Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prague

Title: "Central Europe between Germany and Russia"
Date: September 5th – 19th 2009
Place: Prague, Czech Republic

 to provide students a broad understanding on the historical, political, economic, social and cultural development
of Central Europe
 to analyze Central Europe’s role as an international political and economic player and the relations to its biggest
neighbors – Germany and Russia.

Method: the course is based on an interdisciplinary approach and combines different methodologies such as lectures,
workshops, round-table discussions, group-work and students` presentations.

Program: visit - http://summer-university.fsv.cuni.cz/

Extras: culture, sport and fun activities which ideally accompany the academic program

Price: 777 EUR/ 1075 USD
Included in price:
 Tuition (all lectures, workshops, discussions as mentioned in the program)
 Culture and social events (as mentioned in the program)
 Reading materials (on-line version will be at your disposal after enrolling)
 Housing at the Hall of Residence
 2 meals a day (breakfast and lunch)

Application: on-line – http://summer-university.fsv.cuni.cz/

Address: Summer University 2009
Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences
Smetanovo nabrezi 6
CZ-110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Tel: (+420) 251 080 250
Fax: (+420) 251 620 294
E-mail: summer.university@fsv.cuni.cz
Skype: summer.university.prague

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Adviser on Roma and Sinti, Warsaw

Job: IRC79086

Job Title Adviser on Roma and Sinti Issues
Grade P3

Organization Name OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Location Warsaw, PL

Closing Date of application 24-06-2009

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR’s activities are implemented in 56 participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s political mandate. ODIHR has a large number of assistance projects in the areas of democratic institution building, the rule of law and human rights, as well as election observation.
The ODIHR Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues is the main OSCE body charged with specific tasks under the framework of the 2003 Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE Area and the recent MC Decision no 6/08 from Helsinki. The ODIHR Contact Point addresses issues either directly through its programmes and projects or by promoting and assisting participating States policy frameworks aimed at realizing objectives of the Action Plan. It seeks to involve and empower Roma and Sinti in all its activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Senior Adviser on Roma and Sinti Issues the incumbent will develop and implement all programmatic activities and projects related to tasks assigned to CPRSI in the Action Plan and/or as stipulated under relevant Ministerial and Permanent Councils decisions related to Roma and Sinti.
More specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for:
· Providing advice and analysis on all issues related to implementation of the Action Plan in the form of reports, background materials or talking points for the Senior Adviser on Roma and Sinti Issues;
· Enhancing the CPRSI capacity as clearing house and its ability to provide quality and timely expertise/advice to participating States, state institutions and bodies, international organizations, Roma and Sinti organizations and civil society;
· Developing and managing all projects and activities related to implementation of the provisions of Action Plan and MC Decision no 6/08 and/or as response to emerging trends/developments/crisis situations or incidents regarding Roma and Sinti communities;
· Maintaining communication and responds to all requests, calls, proposals, after consultation with Senior Adviser, from participating States, international organizations and/or state’s bodies and institutions;
· Performing other related duties, as assigned, such as representing CPRSI in the absence of the Senior Adviser.

Necessary Qualifications
· University degree in international relations, political science, social sciences and law;
· At least six years of progressively related experience at national and international levels in the Roma and Sinti related field either in governmental office, civil society or in scientific research institution;
· Thorough knowledge of issues related to human and minority rights and especially to Roma and Sinti; excellent knowledge of the UN, CoE, EU and OSCE documents and programmes related to Roma and Sinti; familiarity with national Roma and Sinti politics, regional and international initiatives related to Roma and Sinti;
· Demonstrated experience in project management;
· Computer literate with Word processing, e-mail and Internet application skills;
· Strong organizational and analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgment; ability to work with minimum supervision;
· Professional fluency in English with very strong drafting skills; knowledge of other OSCE working languages and/or Romani would be an asset;
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds is required.

Remuneration Package
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions as well as monthly changes in the post adjustment multiplier and exchange rate, is approximately EUR 4,050 (single rate) and approximately EUR 4,350 (dependency rate). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.
Social security will include participation in the Vanbreda International medical insurance scheme and OSCE Provident Fund maintained by the OSCE. The Organisation contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%.
Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.

How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment/13108.html.
In case of difficulties with applying on-line, optionally you may send the application by e-mail to recruit@odihr.org or by regular post (so that it arrives by the deadline) to OSCE / ODIHR Human Resources, Al. Ujazdowskie 19, 00-557 Warsaw, Poland.
Only applications made on the OSCE application form, which can be found under the above link, will be accepted.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see www.osce.org/about/13131.html.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The OSCE is committed to the principle of staff rotation; therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.

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Religious Communication Conference, 11/26-27/2009, Melbourne

Deadline: June 22, 2009

Religious Communication Conference

26 -27 November 2009
Monash University Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins Street

Registration (includes lunches and morning and afternoon tea):
$ 160 wage earners
$ 100 students and non-wage earners

The conference will focus on religious communication and religious aesthetic forms. The underlying impulse is to bring into dialogue scholarly work undertaken in religious studies and theology with debates and research in the fields of communications and cultural studies, including performance, literary, visual and aesthetic analyses. The premise of the conference is that communication and aesthetic forms play an active role in shaping a religious culture's sensibility rather than merely reflecting that religious community's ideology, logic or worldview. In short, religious communication makes religious experience meaningful, possible and effective.

The conference will have a wide interpretation of 'religious communication', including, but extending religious communication beyond 'communication studies' understood as 'mass media', to include religious modes of communication such as prayer, sermons, revelation, art, theatre and ritual, as well as religious uses of mass media. We invite papers from the perspectives across the humanities and social sciences, including literature, music, performance, film and television, anthropology, sociology and history, as well as religious studies and theology. We also invite papers from all religious perspectives.

The conference is particularly interested in exploring:
* Religious affect and its relationship to different media (e.g., song, prayer, architecture, film, performance, images in general)
* Religious interpretation and textual hermeneutics (e.g., literalism versus symbolism)
* The use of communication media and art forms by religious groups to create a sense of community
* Communication as a 'portal' or window to the 'divine' and/or the 'sacred'
* Cross-cultural adaptation and the creolisation of religious forms
* Religion and the sacred in popular culture
* Modernity, post-modernity and religious communication.

This conference will be held immediately prior to the World Parliament of Religions, providing an opportunity for reflection on religious practice and the relationship between religious identity and the aesthetic forms of religious communication, and cross cultural communication.

* *Deadline for submission of abstracts: 22 June 2009* *

Please email an abstract of 200-250 words, and a short biographical note to: Elizabeth.Coleman@arts.monash.edu.au

Dr Elizabeth Burns Coleman
Associate Professor Gil-Soo Han

Supported by:
English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University
Performance and Social Aesthetics Research Unit, Monash University

The conference web page is at

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Lectureship in Russian History, Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh
Continental European History Since 1800
College Of Humanities And Social Science, School Of History, Classics And Archaeology
Applications are invited from scholars of the highest calibre with research interests and teaching experience in Russian/Soviet and/or eastern European history since 1800. You will also be able to teach
modern European history more generally. You will have a PhD.

The appointment is tenable from September 2009.

For further particulars
and an application pack visit our website (www.jobs.ed.ac.uk) or tlephone the recruitment line on 0131 650 2511.

Salary Scale: £36,532 - £43,622

Please quote vacancy reference: 3010971JW

Closing Date: 26 June 2009

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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Pre-1914 Polit. Terms,04/22-24/2010, Moscow

Deadline: September 30, 2009

CfP: Politisch-soziale Schlüsselbegriffe in Russland (petrinische Epoche bis 1914), Moskau, 22.-24.04.2010

Deutsches Historisches Institut Moskau; Organisatoren: Alexei Miller (RAN/Moskau, CEU/Budapest); Ingrid Schierle (DHI Moskau), Moskau 22.-24.04.2010, 117418 Moskau Nachimovskij Prospekt 51/21; Konferenzsaal des DHI Die Forschungen zu Konzepten und Begriffen der politischen Kultur Russlands im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert haben gerade erst begonnen. Die russische Begriffsgeschichte ist ein neues und sich lebendigentwickelndes Forschungsfeld. Im Blickpunkt der geplanten Konferenz steht der politisch-soziale Begriffsapparat der imperialen Epoche. Ziel der Konferenz ist es, die Bildung und Entwicklung politisch-sozialer Begriffe vom Beginn der petrinischen Epoche bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg zu analysieren.

Im Mittelpunkt werden folgende Fragen und Themenstellungen stehen: Gibt es eine "Sattelzeit" bzw. "Sattelzeiten" in der russischen Begrifflichkeit? Wie lassen sich die Koselleck’schen Kategorien des "Erwartungshorizonts" und des "Erfahrungsraums" von Begriffen an russischen Beispielen zeigen? Welche Funktionen erfüllten Begriffe im politisch-sozialen Diskurs? Welches Wissen und welche Vorstellungen bündelten sich in Begriffen? Welche Verschiebungen und Brüche lassen sich in der Semantik der Begriffe feststellen? Welche Begriffe wurden zu Schlüsselbegriffen? Wie lässt sich der Kampf von Akteuren und Akteursgruppen um die Deutungsmacht und um die Durchsetzung von Begriffsinterpretationen zeigen? Wie verlief der Transfer europäischer Begriffstraditionen im russischen Kontext? Welche Aneignungsmuster lassen sich beobachten? Welchen Adaptionen unterlagen die entlehnten Begriffe, wodurch und von wem wurden sie verursacht? Welche sozialen Gruppen waren die Träger eines spezifischen Wortgebrauchs? Beitragsvorschläge zu allen Ansätzen –darunter die historische Semantik, Begriffsgeschichte, Wortgeschichte und Diskursanalyse – sind willkommen. Fallstudien zum Gebrauch politisch-sozialer Begriffe in unterschiedlichen Kommunikationszusammenhängen sowie komparative Fragestellungen sind ebenfalls erwünscht.

Die Konferenz „Politisch-soziale Schlüsselbegriffe in Russland (petrinische Epoche bis 1914)“ findet im Deutschen Historischen Institut (DHI) Moskau statt. Die Kosten für Reise und Unterkunft werden vom DHI übernommen. Die Konferenz ist für den 22.-24. April 2010 geplant. Die Beitragsvorschläge (Abstracts) sollten auf Englisch oder auf Russisch abgefasst sein, maximal 5.000 Zeichen umfassen und bis spätestens 30. September 2009 an folgende Adresse gesandt werden: koncepcii.dhi@gmx.de

Wir erbitten dabei folgende Angaben: Postalische und elektronische Dienstadressen, Dienstort, akademischer Grad, Thema und Thesen des Vortrags.

Die Benachrichtigung der KonferenzteilnehmerInnen erfolgt spätestens am 31. Oktober 2009. Die Konferenzbeiträge in russischer Sprache (Umfang maximal 15.000 Wörter) erbitten wir bis spätestens 15. März 2010. Die Beiträge werden vor Beginn der Konferenz zirkuliert. Die Vortragsdauer sollte 15 Minuten nicht überschreiten, um genügend Zeit für die Diskussion der Beiträge zu lassen. Die Konferenzsprache ist Russisch. Eine Veröffentlichung der Konferenzbeiträge ist geplant, der Abgabetermin für die überarbeiteten und zum Druck vorbereiteten Beiträge ist Ende November 2010.

Die Organisatoren der Konferenz:
Alexei Miller millera@ceu.hu
Ingrid Schierle ingrid.schierle@dhi-moskau.org
Homepage www.dhi-moskau.org

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Program Assistant, Secondary School Progams, Belgrade

Deadline: June 16th 2009

Program Assistant, Secondary School Programs
Belgrade, Serbia

Position Description
The Program Assistant works with program coordinators in Belgrade, Serbia and Washington, D.C. to help coordinate and support activities associated with the administration of the American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange (A-SMYLE) Program and The Serbian Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) including recruitment and selection, as well as logistical issues connected with participant travel, pre-departure orientation activities, and visa processing. This position reports to the Regional Director located in Belgrade, Serbia. Based in Belgrade, this position requires travel throughout Serbia and Montenegro. Anticipate start date: August 15, 2009.

• Attend a training conference in Kiev, Ukraine in August 2009;
• Answer general queries about A-SMYLE and SYLP;
• Secure testing locations;
• Promote testing opportunities;
• Conduct testing and interviews according to American Councils’ protocol;
• Liaise with local government, US Embassy officials, and partner
• Coordinate departure logistics for A-SMYLE and SYLP participants;
• Uphold the program’s visa, grant or organization regulations and
policies with respect to participants’ activities;
• Support US students’ visit to Serbia;
• Support post-program activities for SYLP alumni;
• Maintain participant and alumni databases;
• Draft program and activity reports;
• Other duties as assigned.

BA in relevant field;
Native Serbian language, fluency in written and spoken English
Knowledge of Hungarian or Albanian a plus
Demonstrated organizational ability
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
Ability to work independently while contributing to a team effort
Ability to delegate
Proven effectiveness in a cross-cultural work environment
Effective interpersonal skills
Word Processing and database skills

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to Cassandra Payton, Regional Director at cassandra@americancouncilssee.org. Deadline for applications is Thursday, June 16th 2009.

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Audiovisual Media and Identity in Southeastern Europe,04/08-10/2010, Wittenberg

Deadline: June 30, 2009

Call for papers

Audiovisual Media and Identity in Southeastern Europe

Wittenberg, Germany

8.-10. April 2010

Abstracts and papers will be accepted in English and German.

For more information feel free to contact the conference conveners or see:

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June 12, 2009

International Oral History Conference, 07/07-11/2010, Prague

Deadline: July 10, 2009

International Oral History Association; Czech Oral History Association;
Institute of Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
07.07.2010-11.07.2010, Prague, Czech Republic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proposal specifications
Please submit a 300-word maximum proposal summarizing your presentation, via the Conference Website: www.ioha2010prague.cz
Proposals (and subsequent papers) must be written in English or Spanish.

You will also be requested to supply the following information:
Institutional or Academic Affiliation (not compulsory)
Postal Address
Email Address
Telephone and Fax numbers
Theme/s for your proposal
Indication if the proposal is an individual paper or a thematic panel
Deadline for proposals: 10 July 2009

Presenters will be required to send their final paper in idiomatic English or Spanish, with a summary in both languages. Summaries will be published in the conference Book of Abstracts. Translations should be of publishable quality, preferably written or reviewed by a native speaker or professional translator in that language. The Organizing Committee will notify acceptance or rejection of proposals by October 31, 2009.

The Conference will allow as much as possible to the conference audiences to hear the voices of narrators and will provide all the necessary technical equipment.

Memories of violence, war and totalitarianism. The persecuted, civil rights, trauma and forgetting
Memory and Politics: Experiences of political participation
Islands of Freedom: The role of subculture, folklore and oral traditions in society.
Alternative culture, music, dance and identity.
Memories of Family: Motherhood, fatherhood and generational exchange
Migrations: Exile, migratory movements, diaspora and the search of identity
The World of Work: Memories and experiences. Gender and the perception of labour
Gender/ing memories and the making of sexual identities. Oral Histories of gays and lesbians.
Health and Healthcare: health centres, the elderly and disabled; health workers
Ecology and Disasters: Environmental issues, natural heritage and cultural change
Sharing/Passing on Beliefs: Religion and oral traditions
Organizing Oral History: Institutions, archives, museums, organizations and grassroots groups.
Methodological, archival and technological issues Theory and Method in Oral History: Legal and ethical issues.
Teaching Oral History: Experiences in formal and informal education
Oral History and the Media

To contact the Conference organizers in Prague, please email or write to:
Pavel Mücke - mucke@usd.cas.cz
Oral History Center
Institute of Contemporary History
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Homepage http://www.ioha2010prague.cz/

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Fulbright information

University of Michigan: Fulbright Information Session
Tuesday June 16, 2009, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Europe and Eurasia

For information on programs in Europe & Eurasia contact:
IIE Program Manager: Rachel Holskin
212-984-5326, rholskin@iie.org

Applicants, including graduating seniors, are encouraged to consider opportunities in countries that traditionally do not attract large numbers of applicants: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia.

Grants are not available to Belarus, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Kosovo, or Serbia.

English Teaching Assistantships: Available in Bosnia/ Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic*, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia*, and Slovak Republic.

* Language proficiency is preferred or required.

NOTE: Applicants for English Teaching Assistantships can apply to only one country. Multi-country ETA projects will not be considered.

Multi-country proposals (2 or 3 countries): Only considered for the countries listed in either Eastern Europe or Eurasia Regions:

Eastern Europe Multi-country Region includes: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia.

Dependents: The basic amount of the Fulbright grant is increased by US$100 per month for grantees with one accompanying dependent, and by US$200 for two or more accompanying dependents for selected countries in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. See countries summaries for details. Individual Country Summaries are not available for all countries listed within regional programs. The countries listed are those in which it is anticipated that grants will be available for the 2010-2011 academic year. If the country in which you are interested does not appear, please check with IIE before filing an application.

For a one page statistical synopsis (PDF) of Europe and Eurasia, please see Europe.

NOTE: To search for previous grantee information, please go to the U.S. Fulbright Student Directories.

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new portal European History Primary Sources

new portal European History Primary Sources is launched

The Department of History and Civilization and the Library of the European University Institute, Florence, are pleased to announce the official launch of European History Primary Sources (EHPS), an index of scholarly websites that offer on-line access to primary sources on the history of Europe from Medieval and Early Modern History up to the most recent history of the European integration process.

The purpose of European History Primary Sources is to provide historians with an easily searchable index of websites that offer online access to primary sources on the history of Europe. As the number of digital archives and collections on the internet continues to grow, maintaining an overview becomes increasingly difficult. EHPS strives to fill that gap by selecting the most important collections of digital primary sources for the history of Europe, either as a whole or for individual countries.

EHPS is updated continuously and several collaborative features are introduced in the portal. It is very easy to stay updated on new entries and registered users can bookmark entries, leave comments to add their experiences to the descriptions on EHPS listed websites, complete EHPS abstracts with their own individual experiences and suggest new websites to be included.

Since the launch of a beta version in September 2008, EHPS has already attracted significant interest from historians. In order to improve the user experience you are invited to send your feedback and suggestions so that the portal can be developed further.

The portal was built and is maintained by Dr. Gerben Zaagsma(University College London) with the open source content management system Drupal.

To visit the portal go to: http://primary-sources.eui.eu/

To contact EHPS please send an email to: primary-sources.info@eui.eu

The coordinator of the EHPS project,
Dr. Serge Noiret,
History Information Specialist, EUI Library
Email: serge.noiret@eui.eu

Dr. Serge Noiret,
History Information Specialist/ Library
European University Institute
Badia Fiesolana, Via dei Roccettini 9,
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole,
Florence, Italy

Visit the website at http://primary-sources.eui.eu/

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June 10, 2009

Council for European Studies

Deadline: October 15, 2009

Council for European Studies
Seventeenth International Conference
Montreal, Canada
Grand Plaza
April 15-17, 2010

Conference Announcement

Founded in 1970, the Council for European Studies (CES) is the leading academic organization for the study of Europe. The Council produces and recognizes outstanding, multidisciplinary research in European studies through a range of programs, including conferences, publications, special events, and awards. The Council's biennial international conference brings together scholars from a multitude of countries and a multitude of fields for debate, discussion, and interdisciplinary exchange.

For the 2010 conference, the Council welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, multi-panel workshops, and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines and in particular interdisciplinary panels.

The Committee will accept only 2 submissions per person. Members may also participate in a maximum of two sessions.

Proposals may be submitted from August 1 to October 15, 2009. More information on the submission process will be available in upcoming issues of the CES newsletter.

Participants will be notified of the Committee's decisions by December 1, 2009.

Conference Committee
-Sophie Meunier, Co-Chair
Princeton University
-Phil Nord, Co-Chair
Princeton University
-Marion Fourcade
University of California, Berkeley
-Peter Hall
Harvard University
-Martha Lampland
University of California, San Diego
-Patrick Leblond
University of Ottawa
-Peter Mandler
Cambridge University
-Marla Stone
Occidental College

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Hans Rosenberg Book Prize - Habsburg Empire

Nominations for Hans Rosenberg Book Prize

The Hans Rosenberg Book Prize, awarded by the Conference Group for Central European History, is currently accepting nominations. The prize is awarded annually and will be next conferred in January 2010.

The deadline for submissions is July 3rd , 2009. The prize competition is open to books written in English on central European history in 2008 by permanent residents of North America. The Conference Group defines central European history as "all German-speaking countries as well as areas previously included within the Habsburg empire." The Conference Group discourages submissions of reprints, second editions, multi-authored anthologies, and document publications.

Letters of nomination for the prize may be submitted by authors, publishers, or others. A copy of the book should be sent to each of the three judges at the following addresses:

Prof. Doris Bergen, Committee Chair
Dept. of History
University of Toronto
Sidney Smith Hall,
100 St George Street, Room 2074
Toronto Ontario M5S 3G3

Prof. Donna Harsch
Dept. of History
40 Baker Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Prof. Alison Frank
Center for European Studies
Harvard University
27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Any additional inquiries should be directed to James Brophy, Executive Director of the Conference Group: jbrophy@udel.edu, or Dept. of History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716.

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Kulturanalyse im zentraleuropaeischen Kontext, 09/24-26/2009, Wien

Deadline: 30.06.2009

Kulturwissenschaften / Cultural Studies, Universität Wien
24.09.2009-26.09.2009, Wien

Die Graduiertenkonferenz möchte sich mit der Anwendung kulturwissenschaftlicher Ansätze im zentral- und südosteuropäischen Kontext auseinandersetzen. Thematischer Ausgangspunkt der Konferenz sind die radikalen Veränderungen Zentraleuropas nach dem Systemwechsel 1989 und die historischen Bruchlinien in der Geschichte der ehemaligen sozialistischen Länder. Im Zentrum des Interesses sollen Themen stehen wie: Gedächtnis und Erinnerung, Kulturtransfer, Fremd- und Eigenbilder, Nationsbildung, Zentrum und Peripherie, politische Transformation und kultureller Wandel.

Fallstudien und theoretische Ansätze aus den folgenden Bereichen sind vorgesehen:
1. Literatur und Kultur
2. Film und Theater
3. Kultur und Geschichte
4. Kulturtheorie mit Akzent auf neuen theoretischen Ansätzen

Mit Blick auf konkrete Beispiele sollen methodische und theoretische Fragen der Narratologien, Theorien des kulturellen Gedächtnisses, Raumkonzepte, semiotische Fragestellungen, Fragen des kulturellen Transfers und Nationstheorien reflektiert werden. Jedem Vortrag (ca. 30 Minuten) wird eine Respondenz (ca. 10 Minuten) zugeordnet.

Doz. et. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Müller-Funk, Prof. Dr. Frank Stern (Univ. Wien)
Prof. Marijan Bobinac (Univ. Zagreb)
Prof. Oto Luthar (Slowenische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ZACRU, Ljubljana / Univ. Nova Gorica)

Call for Papers und Termine:
Interessenten werden gebeten, ihren Themenvorschlag zusammen mit einem Abstract von ca. 400-500 Wörtern sowie einen kurzen Lebenslauf bis zum 30. Juni 2009 an Ingo Lauggas zu schicken.

Ingo Lauggas
Koordinationsstelle Kulturwissenschaften / Cultural Studies, Institut für Romanistik

Homepage der Internationalen Graduiertenkonferenzen Kulturwissenschaften/Cultural Studies

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Research on E. Europe and Eurasia

IREX Grants for research on Eastern Europe and Eurasia:

IARO - The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program provides graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and professionals with funding to conduct field research in up to three of the Title VIII sponsored countries for up to nine months. Applications for 2010-2011 IARO will be due November 17, 2009

STG - The Short-Term Travel Grant Program is a program designed for scholars who currently possess an applicable graduate degree. STG grants provide funding for up to two months of research in up to two countries in the region. Applications for 2010-2011 STG will be due February 2, 2010

For detailed information and to apply visit

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Research in humanities/social sciences, LoC

Kluge Fellowships at the Library of Congress

Research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual. Open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years of the July 15 deadline.

Stipend: $4,200 per month (up to 12 months)

Mary Lou Reker
John W. Kluge Center
Library of Congress

Phone: 202-707-5027
Email: mrek@loc.gov
Visit the website at

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Deadline: October 1, 2009

Society for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships 2010-2011

Fellowships are open to scholars of any age and rank, from this country or abroad. The stipend is $45,000 per annum. Fellows spend most of their time in research but are asked to teach one seminar on a related topic.

The postmark deadline for all fellowship applications is October 1, 2009.

All applicants must be working on topics related to our annual Focal Theme: Global Aesthetics (description below).

The Society for the Humanities calls for scholarly reflection on aesthetics from a global and interdisciplinary perspective. We seek projects on aesthetics that reflect on the history and practice of artistic form in the context of historical cross-cultural exchange, economic and cultural flows, and contemporary global transformation.

The Society wishes to open the question of what constitutes an aesthetic approach to culture, politics, community, and being. The humanities have a long tradition of situating aesthetics in relation to the judgments of sentiment and taste, the pleasure of imitation, the force of the sublime, and the theory of interpretation. Whereas the modernist tradition might be said to have celebrated the autonomy of the work of art, the legacies of semiotics and poststructuralism situate autonomy in the framework of histories of textuality and signifying systems. Similarly, psychoanalysis has positioned the aesthetic in relation to homosocial expressivity as sustained by sublimation, an assumption of critical importance to subsequent theories of sexuality and gender. Of equal influence is the tradition of dialectical materialism for which aesthetics has been understood in relation to cultural superstructures and sociocultural conditions. Rather than seeking the soothing release of catharsis, this approach emphasizes the heuristic value of artistic alienation and social production.

Of particular interest to this discussion will be reflection on global approaches to aesthetics that have been articulated in dialogue with, independent of, or in contention with the Occidental tradition of aesthetics. How does the aesthetic function in Latin American, Asian, and African contexts? How might the global practices of Marxism, religion, anthropology or communal social systems dialogue with the Occidental philosophical tradition? And how might procedures of criticism and translation enable or enhance cross-cultural expressions of aesthetic difference?

Artistic form and practice themselves also play an authoritative role in setting the terms of aesthetic norms, goals, and customs. How might global artistic production contribute to an ongoing understanding of aesthetics? Do contemporary experiments in performance, film, new media, literature, music, and architecture articulate aesthetic ideals that depart from the historical norm? Might new electronic and digital networks, mobilities, and artistic projects alter the terms of the global aesthetic?

These questions are meant to suggest, not limit, possible approaches to the focal theme. Scholars are encouraged to investigate transformations of global aesthetics and interdisciplinary practices across geographies, historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, and social context. The Society for the Humanities invites applications from scholars and practitioners who are interested in investigating this topic from the broadest variety of international and disciplinary perspectives.

Program Administrator
Society for the Humanities
Cornell University
27 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: 607-255-9274
Fax: 607-255-1422
Email: humctr-mailbox@cornell.edu
Visit the website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum

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Social/Intellectual History


The Merle Curti Award is given annually for the best book in social and/or intellectual history. The committee may decide to give the award to two books, one in social history and one in intellectual history.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. One copy of each entry must be
received by each committee member by October 1, 2009. Final page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2009 and before January 1, 2010. If a final page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the entry must be received no later than January 7, 2010. No late submissions will be accepted. If a book carries a copyright date that is different from the publication date, but the actual publication date falls during the correct time frame making
it eligible, please include a letter of explanation with each copy of the book sent to committee members.

The award will be presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the OAH in Washington, DC, April 7-10. One copy of each entry,
clearly labeled "2010 Merle Curti Award Entry," must be mailed directly to:
Glenda Gilmore (Committee Chair)
Department of History
PO Box 208324
Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520

Raymond Arsenault
200 Snell House
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
501 2nd Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Annette Atkins
Department of History
St. John's University/College of St. Benedict
Collegeville, MN 56321

Mark K. Bauman
2517 Hartford Drive
Ellenwood, GA 30294
[Affiliation: Editor, Southern Jewish History; Professor, Retired,
Atlanta Metropolitan College]

Howard Brick
Department of History
1029 Tisch Hall
University of Michigan
435 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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June 09, 2009

Program manager, Smolny College, St. Petersburg

Program Manager - Smolny College, St. Petersburg, Russia

Program Manager, Bard-Smolny Program, Smolny College

The Program Manager of the Bard-Smolny Program is a year-round, full-time administrator employed by Bard College at Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Russia's first liberal arts college, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Program Manager reports to the Assistant Director of the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE) at Bard College. S/he supervises the daily running and organization of the Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program for North American students during the fall and spring semesters and the Summer Language Intensive (SLI) in June, July and August. The Program Manager plays a vital part in the ongoing development of Smolny College.

Smolny College's unique program allows North American students the opportunity to take Russian language classes while enrolled in liberal arts courses taught in both Russian and English. Please see www.smolny.org for more information.

The Bard-Smolny Program hosts between 30 and 35 North American students each semester, as well as during the SLI, at
Smolny College. The Program Manager is responsible for all non-academic aspects of the program and, in cooperation with the Associate Dean for International students, supports students' academic activities. Specific tasks include supervision of two full-time local staff members, providing student support, work on program development, recruitment and admission, accounting, as well as organizing and running program orientations three times per year. The Program Manager also acts as a liaison between the IILE and Smolny College, including work with Smolny's Dean's Office, Registrar, IT Services, Financial Office, Admissions Office and Development Office.

The Program Manager is expected to hold regular office hours; some weekend and evening hours are required. Requirements include: fluent knowledge or Russian, experience working and studying in Russia or the former Soviet Union, an American BA degree or above, a friendly and professional manner, familiarity with databases, accounting, and writing and research skills. Accuracy, attention to detail, and comfort working in a fast-paced environment with a team of committed professionals are crucial. A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education and cross-cultural exchange, as well as experience working with young people, is important. Candidates should have a minimum of one to two years of administrative experience.

Salary for the position covers two visits to Bard College each year, one in January and one in August, and is commensurate with experience.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three business references to Kathleen Hewett-Smith, Asst. Dir. IILE, by email at hewett@bard.edu

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE.

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Assistant Director of the Center for International Students and Scholars, MA

Assistant Director of the Center for International Students and Scholars - Bentley University, MA
Posting Number: FY09130548
Division: SA - Student Affairs
Position Department: International Center

Title of Person to which Position Reports: Director of Center for Int'l Students and Scholars

Description of Duties:
Work with the Director of the Center for International Students and Scholars handling a wide variety of duties including
advising/assisting international students on immigration, employment, and finances; insuring the international students
remain in legal immigration status and the school is in compliance with all state and federal laws. Serve as the department's liaison, advisor and committee member to international student organizations and organize and assist with the various programs, such as Welcoming the new students, Orientation, Diwali, Ramadan, International Education Week, Festival of Colors, etc.
Advise the International Students' Association (ISA), South Asian Student Association (SASA), and the Bentley Russian Club (BRC), Bentley Cultural Council (BCC).
Assist with various aspects of International Welcome Program, First Week Program and other programs and activities. Interact with other offices and departments on campus to assure interaction of international and U.S. students promoting intercultural awareness in the Bentley community.
Represent the international constituency in various campus-wide and regional committees. Other duties and special
projects as assigned.

Position Qualifications:
Master's degree in student affairs/higher education administration or related fields (or comparable experience);
an understanding of student development theory;
experience and knowledge of the complex and ever-changing rules, regulations and procedures of the US immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Exchange Visitor Program;
excellent interpersonal communication and listening skills;
cross-cultural sensitivity, good analytical and problem solving ability;
strong computer skills and attention to detail;
flexibility, patience and experience in programming.

Software Knowledge: Familiarity with SEVIS and Banner.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Language lecturer, CA

Language Lecturer - UC Santa Cruz
Ongoing Lecturer Pool Searches:
Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

The Language Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is developing a pool of qualified temporary instructors who could be called upon, as needed, to teach occasional courses during the months of September through June. We welcome applications in any of the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If a candidate selected to the pool in the Language Program has an additional area of expertise, another campus unit may approach the candidate to teach in that area of expertise. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.

RANK: Lecturer

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience: between $5,417 - $5,980 per course.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or its equivalent in the appropriate field; near-native proficiency; one year full-time or near full-time university-level teaching experience in the language. If candidate was employed as a teaching assistant, documentation of independent teaching needs to accompany the application. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience teaching the targeted language both as a second language and as a heritage language.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As openings occur, contingent upon availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Application packet should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current confidential letters of recommendation*, sample syllabi, and student evaluations.

*All letters will be treated as confidential documents; please direct your references to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_policies_and_procedures/cappm/confstm.htm
All materials should be sent to:
Language Program On-Going Pool Search
Language Program
University of California
1156 High Street Please refer to position #T09-47 in your reply.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064


As this is an ongoing recruitment, applicants will be required to update their curriculum vitae periodically if they are interested in remaining in the pool.
Application Information
Language Program Ongoing Pool Search
Language Program
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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Chair, Foreign Languages, NC

Chair and Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures - Appalachian State University, NC

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position
of Department Chair beginning July 1, 2010.

The successful candidate will hold the rank of Full or Associate Professor, and must have at least three years experience as chair of a comparable foreign language department. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in one of the specialties of the Department, and have native or near-native proficiency in the target language and in English. Substantial experience working with units outside the department, and a record of success in implementing a vision of the importance
of foreign language learning preferred. Within the department, the ideal candidate will be an excellent teacher/scholar committed to forging productive relationships with faculty and students from diverse languages and cultures. The position requires effective interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, and a commitment to impartiality, openness, and collaboration. Success with external funding preferred. Chairs customarily teach one course per semester and maintain an active program of scholarly research.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has 16 full-time faculty and 14 adjunct instructors. The department houses 9 languages and offers an M.A., 4 undergraduate majors, and 5 undergraduate minors. The department has approximately 16 graduate students, 60 majors and over 100 minors.
Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has over 15,000 students and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 15 among southern regional universities since the rankings first appeared in 1986. Additional information about the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the University, and the surrounding area is located at: http://www.fll.appstate.edu.

A complete application must include a letter of application and a separate statement conveying how the candidate will successfully balance the needs of larger and smaller languages; a current curriculum vitae; and the names, phone numbers, and postal and e-mail addresses of at least three references the search committee may contact. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2009 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Electronic applications will not be accepted. Completed applications should be sent to:
Professor Richard McGarry
Chair Search Committee
College of Arts & Sciences
201 I.G.Greer
ASU Box 32021
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Appalachian State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from diverse populations.

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Foreign Language Instructors, DC

Foreign Language Instructors - CIA (Washington, DC)

The Central Intelligence Agency is hiring qualified and experienced Language Instructors of Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin,
Dari, French, Greek, Pashto, Persian (Farsi) and Russian to work in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
The CIA provides first-class training for energetic, creative and committed intelligence professionals. CIA Language Instructors deliver programs that provide students with the foreign language communications skills and cross-cultural awareness they need to live and work abroad effectively, or to perform other language-related duties. Foreign Language Instructors apply the latest instructional methodologies to meet highly customized student needs and conduct language proficiency testing in reading, speaking and understanding for skills evaluation. In addition, they may be asked to provide a variety of language support services worldwide.
For additional information and to apply, visit: www.cia.gov

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Lecturer in Russian, CA

Lecturer in Russian - UC Davis

Position: Lecturer in the Russian Program for Fall of 2009 and Spring of 2010.

Qualifications: MA in Russian or Comp Lit with Russian emphasis, and native or near-native fluency in Russian.

Description: The Department of German and Russian is seeking a Lecturer for the Fall quarter of 2009 and the Spring quarter of 2010. Part-time (44%), non-tenure track, appointment beginning on October 1, 2009.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

Service Period: September 21, 2009-December 11, 2009; March 25, 2010-June 10, 2010

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue through June 19, 2009.

Application Materials: Send letter and CV electronically as soon as possible to Prof. Gail Finney, Chair, gefinney@ucdavis.edu

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

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Belarusian studies

Call for Entries: 2008-2009 Zora Kipel Prize Competition

The North American Association for Belarusian Studies and the family of the late Zora Kipel are pleased to solicit entries for the 2008-2009 Zora Kipel Prize competition. The prizes, $500.00 for books and $200.00 for articles, will be awarded to the authors of outstanding new publications in the fields of Belarusian cultural studies, linguistics, literature, history and politics.

Books and articles published between 2005 and 2009 in either English or Belarusian are eligible. We particularly encourage scholars based in North America to enter the competition (entrants need not, however, be members of NAABS). Winners will be selected by a panel of judges made up of NAABS officers and members. To enter the competition, please send a copy of your book or article to the following address by October 1, 2009:

Dr. Curt Woolhiser
Harvard University
Department of Slavic Languages
and Literatures
Barker Center 327, 12 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138-3804

Winners will be announced in March of 2010.

Call for Entries: Zora Kipel Prize for Student Research Papers in Belarusian Studies

NAABS and the family of Zora Kipel are pleased to solicit entries for the 2008-2009 Zora Kipel Prize for outstanding research papers in Belarusian studies by undergraduate and graduate students. Unpublished papers at least 15 pages (double-spaced) in length, written between 2005 and 2009 are eligible for the 2008-2009 competition. We particularly encourage undergraduate and graduate students from universities and colleges in North America to enter the
competition (entrants need not, however, be members of NAABS). Winners will be selected by a panel of judges made up of NAABS officers and members. To enter the competition, please send three copies of your paper to the following address by October 1, 2009:
Dr. Curt Woolhiser
Harvard University
Department of Slavic Languages
and Literatures
Barker Center 327, 12 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138-3804

Winners will be announced in March 2010.

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Sovereignty in the Age of Globalization,10/23-24/2009, Dubrovnik

Deadline: June 30th 2009

Call for Papers


Organized by:
Political Science Research Centre, Zagreb, Croatia
and Scientific Forum, Zagreb, Croatia

Sovereignty in the Age of Globalization
October 23-24, 2009
University of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Supported by:
Research Network on International Governance Globalization and theTransformations of the State

Political Science Research Centre (PSRC) and Scientific Forum are organizing the 8th International Conference as a part of PSRC FORUM as a Global Scientific Network. Political Science Research Centre is the only specialized private research centre for globalization in Croatia. Scientific Forum is a nongovermental organization for promotion of social sciences and humanities. The idea of this project is to create global scientific network in the field of social sciences, which will actively contribute to the production of new knowledge and understandings using current information technologies. The network consists of scientists from all over the world which are members of the PSRC Forum. More details about the PSRC Forum may be found at the web address: http://www.cpi.hr/index.php?menu=8.

The main objective of the 8th International Conference of PSRC Forum "Sovereignty in the Age of Globalization" is both to provide insights of theoretical and scientific understandings of the sovereignty and the ways it transforms in scope of globalization processes, but also to analyze practical changes and experiences. By initiating a multidisciplinary discussion from different points of view, this conference will ensure a broad scientific insight of these phenomena.

List of specific topics as a guideline for paper thesis and discussions is presented below:
* Classical theories of sovereignty in the context of globalized society
* Contemporary theories of sovereignty
* Transformation of sovereignty and the functions of state
* International relations and transformation of sovereignty
* Universalisation of values, human rights and the issue of sovereignty
* Sovereignty between national and cosmopolitan
* Global risks and transformation of sovereignty
* Multiculturalism and the issue of sovereignty
* Role of global civil society in transformation of sovereignty
* Relations between nation state and international institutions
* Transformation of sovereignty in the context of political system change
* Partial sovereignty vs. absolute sovereignty
* Sovereignty in transition countries
* Economic sovereignty in globalization
* Economic globalization and the issue of sovereignty
* Neo-liberal concept of state and sovereignty
* Sovereignty and supra-national organizations
* Impact of regionalization on nation state sovereignty
* Information technologies and their impact on changes of sovereignty
* Welfare state in the context of trans-national sovereignty
* Globalization, sovereignty, imperialism

Please note that these are the main topics which are going to be discussed uring the Conference. Nevertheless, we will also accept all other papers related to the main subject of the Conference.

The Conference will be held at the University of Dubrovnik, in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The Conference will begin on Friday, October 23rd approximately at 10 a.m., and end on Saturday, October 24th approximately at 3 p.m. Organizer will provide all participants with a detailed schedule in due time.

The application form and paper proposal form are attached to the Call for Papers. Proposals should be sent by e-mail to lana.kosovac@cpi.hr
All proposals and papers should be written in English.

There is a limited fund for covering travel and accommodation costs for participants, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover travel costs for participants
outside Europe.

The Conference Papers will be published as a print version, as well as an electronic version on the web site http://www.cpi.hr/
Papers are collected a month after the conference.

Working language of the Conference is English.
If audio-visual equipment (overhead projector, PowerPoint, VCR) is required, please indicate so in your application.
Deadline for submitting paper proposal and application form: June 30th 2009

Anđelko Milardović, prof.dr.sc., Davor Pauković, mr.sc., Davorka Vidović, mr.sc., Nikolina Jožanc, Višeslav Raos, Lana Kosovac, Erna Matanović, Pero Maldini, prof.dr.sc

For any further information please contact:
Lana Kosovac
Political Science Research Centre
Scientific Forum
Zagreb, Croatia
Tel/Fax: +385 1 3863 113
E-mail: lana.kosovac@cpi.hr
Url: http://www.cpi.hr/

Political Science Research Centre Info: Gupčeva 14a, 10 090 Zagreb, Croatia,
Bank account: 2360000-1101797860

Scientific Forum Info: Gupčeva 14a, 10 090 Zagreb, Croatia, Bank account:

Višeslav Raos
Centar za politološka istraživanja/Political Science Research Centre
Gupčeva 14a, 10090 Zagreb, Hrvatska/Croatia

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First World War


First World War Studies, the journal of the International Society of First World War Studies, is pleased to announce its first call for submissions. The premier issue will appear in March 2010.

First World War Studies is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that seeks to publish articles that explore comparative, trans-national, and multi-disciplinary strengths evident in the International Society for First World War Studies and pursue as its guiding principles the same intellectual assets. As the Society draws its strengths from graduate students to more experienced scholars, the journal is equally committed to a collegial academic forum open to any scholar irrespective of degree, academic seniority, or disciplinary affiliation. The journal approaches the subject of the First World War without chronological, geographic, or topical constraints. It embraces not merely the period associated with the years between 1914 and 1918, but seeks to include the diplomatic, political, social, cultural, and military complexities evident before, during, and most certainly after the cessation of hostilities. The journal will contribute significantly to the ongoing debates concerning the origins and causes, conduct, and implications of the First World War.

First World War Studies is the only scholarly journal devoted to this extraordinary and controversial conflict and maintains an Editorial Board that consists of many internationally recognized scholars.

Articles should be no more than 8,000 words and conform to Chicago referencing, including a 500 word abstract, 5-7 keys words, and full author contact information. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of the war, the journal will eagerly consider "special issues" that thematically or topically focus upon any aspect of its origins, prosecution, and legacy.

First World War Studies also seeks book reviewers. All who are interested are invited to send short emails to the editor listing their area of expertise. Normally books will be assigned to review, although scholars interested in writing review essays are encouraged to submit proposals. Please bring to our attention new titles in any language appropriate to the scope of the journal.

Submissions should be sent as attachments in word format and address all queries to the Editor, Dr. Steven Sabol, at

For more information about the International Society for First World War Studies, please go to our website at

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Socialist 1960s: Popular Culture and Socialist City, 08/24-26/2010, U. of IL

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 at the 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

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MRG Europe Managing Director

Head of Europe and Central Asia Programmes. Managing Director – MRG Europe.

Closing date for completed applications: 5:00pm, Thursday 28th June, 2009.

MRG’s Europe and Central Asian programmes are currently focused on the Western Balkans and the European Union, although further regional focuses are planned. Two new programmes focusing on Central Asia/South Caucasus and the Council of Europe Framework Convention on National Minorities are designed but not yet funded. The postholder will work from MRG Europe in Budapest, effectively managing the regional office, planning and implementing the regional programmes/projects in conjunction with regional partners and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate would have good knowledge of the region, of international human rights instruments and mechanisms, with at least 2 years experience of managing a team and significant budgets, and a good track record in project management, fundraising and advocacy. S/he will be organized, able to prioritise, with good interpersonal and communication skills. A commitment to minority rights and gender is essential.

Salary: this is a B grade post, the postholder will be paid at B level salary adjusted for the cost of living in Hungary. This is a full-time post based in Budapest.

Please see the full job description, person specification and application form on the right of this page. Only candidates who meet the requirements of the person specification and job description should apply. Candidates who have already applied for this post need not reapply.

All enquiries about the post and completed applications should be sent by closing date to: ildiko.magyar@mrgmail.org.

Link: http://www.minorityrights.org/7858/employment-opportunities-amp-internships/head-of-europe-and-central-asia-programmes-managing-director-mrg-europe.html

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

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Reviewer for arts, humanities, social sciences journal

e-pisteme, a postgraduate electronic journal based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University, is currently looking for peer-reviewers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. We particulary encourage applications from PhD students.

If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer for e-pisteme, please download the Peer-Review Information Form available on our website (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/e-pisteme/?page=peer) and e-mail it, together with an up-to-date CV, to: e-pisteme@ncl.ac.uk

e-pisteme conducts double-blind peer reviews on all submitted articles. Further information about the peer-review process is available at: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/e-pisteme/?page=peer

Once your details have been reviewed, we will contact you to inform you of the result of your application. If your application is successful, your details will be added to our database of peer-reviewers. We will contact you again when we receive a suitable article in your field.

Kevin McManus
General Editor, e-pisteme

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June 02, 2009

Soviet History, Yale

The Yale University Department of History intends to make a tenure-track assistant professor appointment, to begin July 1, 2010, in the field of Soviet History broadly conceived, but with preference for a focus on the postwar period and/ or Central Asia or the Caucasus. Applications are invited from historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Ph.D. preferred. Application, c.v., statement of research and teaching interests, a short writing sample, and three letters of reference should be sent to Professor Laura Engelstein, Soviet Search, c/o Denise Scott, Department of History, Yale University, P.O. Box 208324, New Haven, CT 06520-8324. The review of applications will begin September 30, 2009.

Contact Info:
Professor Laura Englestein, Soviet Search,
c/o Denise Scott, Department of History, Yale University, P.O. Box 208324, New Haven, CT 06520-8321

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Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations, 11/19-20/2009, Melbourne

Deadline: August 15, 2009

Call for Papers

International Conference on Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations


We invite proposals for papers that address the following questions:

• With increasing diversity in a globalised world, what kinds of multicultural societies can we envisage for our increasingly diverse communities?
• What kind of cultural and national identities will be formed within these societies and what role will they play in the public sphere?
• Do transnational connections translate into weaker notions of local belonging or can they be used as a resource to strengthen local communities?
• Do migrant and minority ethnic groups experience a sense of inclusion?
• How is this sense of inclusion recognised or manifested in a multicultural society?
• Does government policy contribute to building a sense of belonging and inclusion among recent migrants and other ethno-cultural groups?
• What types of intercultural relations exist in a culturally diverse society?
• What is the role of these intercultural relations in fostering inclusive and ethical visions of citizenship?

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
• Multiculturalism, Identity and Citizenship
• Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Relations
• Transnational Work and Temporary Migration
• Muslim Diaspora in the West
• Moving Beyond Xenophobia: Race Relations and Social Inclusion
• Transnationalism and Global Ethics

Please send 250 word proposals/ abstract* by 15 August 2009 to:
Ms Chippy Sunil
International Conference on Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations
Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.
Email: chippy.sunil@deakin.edu.au

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Book reviewers, CEU Political Science Journal

Call for Book Reviewers
2010 issues

CEU Political Science Journal has published so far more than 60 contributions in the form of book reviews.
There are two standard requirements for the reviews: they should not exceed 1,200 words and should address books that are considered of general importance in political science and related fields.If you are interested in reviewing books for our Journal please send your CV at ceu_polsci@yahoo.com. We have a list of books that we provide for review, please contact us in case you are interested in any of the titles (the book reviews section from www.ceu.hu/polscijournal). Alternatively, you may also propose titles that you are willing to review.

The Editorial Board
CEU Political Science Journal
Nador ut. 9, 1051 Budapest,

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History Takes Place: European Memorial Sites, 09/07-18/2009, Warsaw

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2009.

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“.

From 7 to 18 September 2009 the Summer School "History Takes Place: European Memorial Sites" will be held in Warsaw. This year, Prof. Dr. Werner Benecke (European University Viadrina at Frankfurt/Oder) will serve as the academic director. The project will also be sponsored by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and organised in cooperation with the German Historical Institute in Warsaw.

Further information can be found under www.history-takes-place.de or requested by email: hofmann@zeit-stiftung.de.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your help and consideration!

Dr. des. Anna Hofmann


Förderbereich Wissenschaft und Forschung
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
Feldbrunnenstraße 56
20148 Hamburg
Tel.: 040-41336-785
Fax: 040-41336-777
E-Mail: hofmann@zeit-stiftung.de

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From Comrades to Classmates: Social Networks on the Russian Internet

The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2009.

The Russian Cyberspace Journal invites contributions for its 2 Issue From Comrades to Classmates: Social Networks on the Russian Internet

At the beginning of 2009, the Communist party of the Russian Federation had approximately 150,000 members, while there were over 20 million users of Odnoklassniki.ru, a social networking site for former "classmates". Russia's dominant political party, "United Russia," commands some 2 million members; however this pales in comparison to the 18 million active members of the popular networking platform Vkontakte.ru. While political activity in party organizations is certainly different from the spontaneous, informal, and often apolitical participation in social networks on the web, these comparisons demand inspection. Over the coming decade, sociologists predict a general shift from formal to informal organization of social groups and communities. Undoubtedly, this shift will be shaped by contemporary networking technologies.

The issue aims to examine the structure, taxonomy, function, and significance of social networks on the Russian Internet. What role do these new web-based forms of socializing play in contemporary Russia, particularly given the paradoxical stereotypes of Russian society as collectivistic on the one hand, and amorphous and apathetic on the other? Does social networking in Russia represent a cultural form specific to post-Soviet Russia, or is it only an unreconstructed and uncritical adaptation of "Western" net practices?

The Russian Cyberspace Journal seeks contributions that approach social networks as a critical component of politics, society, culture, education, and economics. We are interested in exploring a number of questions, including: Have new social networks replicated and/or replaced Soviet traditions of social mobilisation? What is the role of social networks in maintaining Russia's regional integrity and binding together the widely-dispersed Russian- speaking diaspora? What can we learn about post-millennial everyday practices-dating, business associations, public relations-from the operation of Russian social networks?

Text-based academic entries in English, German or Russian, and/or submissions in other genres, styles and form, reflecting the nature of the medium, by scholars, politicians, artists and cultural practitioners are welcome and will be considered for publication. For more information, please visit

The Russian Cyberspace Journal is an online publication that appears twice per year. The issues are organized thematically, focusing on timely issues and topics related to the study of Russian, Eurasian and Central European new media. Articles from scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds as well as artists' contributions, interviews, book reviews, comments, and discussions are invited. The journal is published in three languages, English, German, and Russian. The journal is a multi-media platform, celebrating cyberspace as a variety of information flows. The journal editors and the advisory board are comprised of young but distinguished academics and net practitioners from across the globe.

Editorial team:
Vlad Strukov (London)
Henrike Schmidt (Berlin)
Robert Saunders (New York)
Ellen Rutten (Amsterdam)
Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk (Moscow)

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Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine, 10/29-31/2009, Ottawa

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


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

Alexandra Hrycak
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202-8199
E-mail: hrycak@reed.edu
Telephone: 503-517-7483
Fax: 503-777-7776
Personal web page: http://academic.reed.edu/sociology/faculty/hrycak/

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AATSEEL, 10/16-17/2009, Wisconsin

Deadline: August 31, 2009
AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference
16-17 October 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Call for papers for the 2009 AATSEEL-WI Conference

Abstracts for 20 minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures and cultures (including film, music, the visual arts, and language pedagogy) are invited for the annual conference of the Wisconsin chapter of AATSEEL (The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, 16-17 October 2009.

Recent conference programs and guidelines for preparing abstracts are posted on the AATSEEL-WI website at

To present a paper at the AATSEEL-WI conference, please submit a proposal by 31 August 2009. A complete proposal consists of:
1. Author's contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, telephone and email).
2. Paper title
3. 300-500 word abstract
4. Equipment request (if necessary)

Please send proposals by email to: Melissa Miller

All submissions will be acknowledged.

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Persecution of Churches in the Communist Countries in Central and Eastern Europe, 09/310-10/02/2009, Bratislava

Deadline: June 15, 2009

Nation’s Memory Institute (Slovakia); The Institute of National Remembrance (Poland); The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (Czech Republic); The Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (Hungary)
30.09.2009-02.10.2009, Bratislava

The international scientific conference will be hold to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the passing of the so-called Church Acts in Czechoslovakia.

The Conference should clarify church participation in the anti-totalitarian resistance and allow professional exchanges between institutions involved. It will present research results of communist anti-church persecutions and suppression of religious freedoms in former Soviet bloc countries, highlighting both common and particular features of antireligious politics.


Legislation regulating relations between churches and state
Analysis and recapitulation and communist legislation (incl. during normalization), historical and ideological background for adoption of anti-church norms, resolutions of the communist party, laws adopted by legislative bodies, policies adopted by state departments and secret police administration.

State security organs in relation with the churches
Participation of secret police on psychological, physical, judicial, and property-related persecutions, and secret police activity in all phases of an intervention against individuals, groups or religious institutions – from initiation, intelligence elaboration, through arrest, investigation, interrogation – using unlawful methods including physical and psychological torture.

Roles of other institutions in anti-church policy
Top party and state bodies, courts, prison system, ideological organizations, their structure, authority, jurisdiction relations between individual repressive power sectors persecuting the church.

State control of education
Abolition or limited acting of theological faculties, which came under direct supervision of the state. Forced reduction of religion lessons at every school level.

The underground church
Establishment and activity of the underground church and evaluation of its influence in a society. Infiltration, discrediting and persecution of the underground church by communist secret polices.

Totalitarian regime and its relation to congregations and religious groups
Abolishment of convents, monastic orders, concentration camp style monasteries for monks and priests, control of existing orders.

Collaboration of the churches with the communist regime
Establishment and activities of clergyman´s organizations and movements collaborating with the state power. Activities of clergymen in communist state structures.

Church in Exile
Activities of institutions of Church in exile in western democratic countries, its contacts with Church at home and its activities in struggle for religious rights in communist countries, activities of east European secret services against religious communities in exile in the West. Testimonies of witnesses and presentation of oral history


Martina Fiamová
Nám. slobody 6
817 83 Bratislava 15, Slovakia

Further conference details and registration
URL zur Zitation dieses Beitrages

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