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July 31, 2009

Studies in Eastern European Cinema

Studies in Eastern European Cinema is a new journal published by Intellect
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=176/

Edited by John Cunningham at Sheffield Hallam University j.cunningham@shu.ac.uk
and Ewa Mazierska at the University of Central Lancashire ehmazierska@uclan.ac.uk
Studies in Eastern European Cinema will embrace all aspects of cinema - cultural, historical, theoretical and
industrial - within the countries of Eastern Europe, from the Baltic to the Adriatic.

It will provide a dynamic and innovative peer-reviewed academic outlet and discursive focus for the worldwide community of Eastern European film scholars, and will be edited by a board of experienced, internationally recognised experts in the field.

Please send 300-word English language abstracts and requests for further information to the editors. Thank you.

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July 30, 2009

OSI Program Coordinator, NY

Deadline: August 30, 2009

Program Coordinator
Office of The Regional Director for Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and the Baltics
OSI-New York

Application Deadline: August 31, 2009

The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

The Office of the Regional Director works to advance OSI's grantmaking in the Russian Federation, and to oversee and liaise with national foundations in Central and Eastern Europe. We solicit and evaluate proposals from NGOs across Russia and outside, and closely monitor the social, political and economic environment in the region. Our areas of focus are human rights, civil society, rule of law and access to information.

This position will report directly to the Regional Director.

Responsibilities
-Work with applicants to develop and finalize grant proposals.
-Draft/edit correspondence and memoranda, letters to grant applicants, grant documentation and dockets;
-Monitor grants through review of narrative and financial reports and other communication with grantees;
-Liaise with relevant OSI departments and programs to ensure that the program's grantmaking activities are conducted in a seamless and timely manner;
-Liaise with national foundations and through country visits; perform site visits of prospective and current grantees;
-Liaise with program consultants and area specialists to identify opportunities for new projects or prospective grantees;
-Assist in developing grantmaking strategy, priorities, and guidelines;
-Translate from Russian to English and English to Russian on as-needed basis;
-Monitor Russian-language websites and disseminate relevant articles to program staff;
-Provide general administrative support to the program.

Qualifications
- BA required; background in international affairs, human rights, and/or civil society helpful;
- 3+ years of work experience in NGO program management; experience working in the former Soviet Union a plus;
- Excellent written and oral English, excellent Russian reading ability;
- Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously and independently on a wide range of tasks and projects and ability to prioritize tasks;
- Attentiveness to detail and ability to work well under pressure;
- Ability to travel internationally when required.

Start Date
- As soon as possible

Compensation
-Commensurate with experience and ability. Excellent benefit package.

To Apply
- Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements before August 31, 2009, to: humanresources@sorosny.org Include job code in subject line: PC/Russia
OR
Open Society Institute
Human Resources - Code PC/Russia
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019

FAX: 212.548.4675

No phone calls, please.
The Open Society Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Human Rights Watch, Moscow

Deadline: August 17, 2009

Human Rights Watch ("HRW") is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Associate with the Europe & Central Asia ("ECA") Division's Moscow Office.

Description: This Associate position, based in the Moscow office, will provide HRW's Moscow-based staff with logistical, administrative, and clerical assistance, including, but not limited to: maintaining extensive files, contact lists, and databases; maintaining communication among HRW's Moscow office and international offices; drafting and editing correspondence and other documents; retrieving and responding to requests for information; preparing, formatting and distributing documents such as press releases, reports, tables, charts, briefing papers, publications and web content; preparing for and taking minutes at meetings; arranging meetings; assisting with special events; assisting with hiring and training; assisting with travel arrangements and follow-up; assisting with research for HRW reports and other publications, and occasional translating; processing expenses and recording departmental finances; updating ECA's website to keep pace with events; photocopying filing, faxing, answering phones, and processing incoming mail.

This is a full-time opportunity for candidates with a strong interest in a future career in international human rights as it offers close supervision by HRW staff and the opportunity to gain valuable exposure to the work of an international human rights organization. The Associate may have the opportunity to assist HRW's Moscow staff with research and monitoring activities, including interacting with local and international organizations, Russian officials, and visiting foreign delegations; helping with the collection of evidence of human rights abuses, including taking complaints; attending and taking notes at trials; and other tasks as they may arise.

Qualifications: Candidates must be self-motivated, extremely well-organized, collegial, culturally sensitive, flexible and able to function under pressure and handle numerous tasks simultaneously. S/he must be able to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work independently as well as function as a member of a team. Fluent oral and written English and Russian language skills are required. Strong interest in international human rights, as well as a degree in International Relations and/or relevant regional or thematic study or experience, is highly desirable. The candidate must have solid office/administration experience, demonstrated organizational skills, and excellent computer skills.

Salary and Benefits: Human Rights Watch offers excellent employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, an outstanding pension plan, and 20 days vacation per year.

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (no calls or email inquiries, please) by emailing in a single submission: a letter of interest describing your experience, your resume, names or letters of reference, salary requirements and a brief, unedited writing sample no later than August 17, 2009 to eca@hrw.org. Please use "Associate, Moscow Office Ref ECA-09-1032-C" as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:

Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee (Associate, Moscow Office Ref ECA-09-1032-C)
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA

Fax: (212) 736-1300

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

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July 29, 2009

Nabokov Online Journal

Deadline: November 2009

CFP: V. Nabokov’s The Original of Laura

Nabokov Online Journal, Vol. IV, 2010

www.nabokovonline.com

The Editors of the Nabokov Online Journal announce a special block of articles devoted to V. Nabokov’s The Original of Laura (scheduled to appear in the fall of 2009). The cluster will be published in the fourth volume of the journal.

Topics:

The list of possible directions to explore can be found below, although these general outlines will be adapted after the actual publication of the fragment of Nabokov’s novel in November 2009. At this point the Editors would appreciate only the declaration of your intention to participate in this discussion.

Format:

Regular-length papers and short scholarly notes are welcome. The manuscripts should follow the MLA style. Please use parenthetical references and add a list of works cited.

Timeframe:

As soon as possible – express your intention to contribute an article or note;

Mid-November 2009 – The Original of Laura will be published worldwide;

15 January 2010 – deadline for submission of a short abstract describing your topic; the Editors will contact you to approve and/or discuss the topic;

1 April 2010 – deadline for submission of your article or note for peer review

List of suggested topics:

1) An intrinsic analysis of the novel: Its plot, structure, imagery, and motifs (to the extent possible when treating a fragment of a work of art in progress);

2) The Original of Laura and the Nabokov canon: The place of the novel in relation to Nabokov’s other writings;

3) Translations of The Original of Laura (we encourage contributions on all available languages in which the work will appear on the market);

4) The poetics of incompleteness (The Original of Laura and other similarly unfinished works);

5) Nabokov as a literary phenomenon: How will his art be viewed in light of the new publication?

6) The publication history of The Original of Laura.

7) Public responses to The Original of Laura.

Contact Information:

Yuri Leving and Nassim Balestrini

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July 28, 2009

The French Revolution in 2010: the Bicentenary comes of age?, 07/05-06/2010, UK

Deadline: October 1, 2009

Call for Papers
The French Revolution in 2010: the Bicentenary comes of age?

Conference, University of Portsmouth, UK, 5-6 July 2010.

Associated emblematically with François Furet, the dominant historical interpretation of 1789 expressed in 1989 asserted, against an alleged Marxist orthodoxy, that control of politics through language was the overriding driver – and the fundamental problem – of revolutionary processes. Twenty-one years later, has such a view ‘come of age’ by standing the test of time, or is it challenged, undermined, or indeed overtaken by newer (or older) ways of seeing the conflict and crisis of late eighteenth-century France?

Even more fundamentally, in 1989 the historiographical conflict over the Revolution took place within a cultural and historical frame that continued to acknowledge the events of 1789 as of world-historical significance: a significance seemingly reinforced, though in unpredicted ways, by the upheavals of 1989 itself in Europe. Can we still claim that the French Revolution has resonances in the present, and if we can, are those echoes the old ones of social structure and political control, or newer ideas of cultural influence?

To debate these issues, the University of Portsmouth is hosting an international conference on 5-6 July 2010. Proposals for papers (20-25 minute duration) are invited on any aspect of the origins, antecedents, precursors, events, processes, structures, proponents, opponents, outcomes and heritages of the French Revolution. Interdisciplinary studies and reflections are particularly welcome. A broad range of individual perspectives is sought, but presenters are also encouraged to respond to the larger issues raised above, particularly through contextualising individual research projects.

Please send abstracts of proposed papers (250 words) and a brief CV (2 pages max.) to david.andress@port.ac.uk

The closing date for this call is 1 October 2009.

Prof. D Andress
University of Portsmouth
Milldam
Portsmouth, PO1 3AS, UK

(+44) (0) 2392 84 2204

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Comparative literature, 03/19-20/2010, Toronto

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Explosive Past, Radiant Future
2010 International Colloquium
University of Toronto, March 19-20, 2010

Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:
Svetlana Boym (Harvard University, USA)
Thomas Moylan (University of Limerick, Ireland)

The lingering spectre of the past and the beckoning formlessness of the future are the two highly charged images that act as the starting points for the 21st annual international colloquium at the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto. Negotiating the troubled terrain between them has been the work of cultural texts and an ongoing problem for cultural and literary criticism. The struggle to establish a meaningful present, which incorporates the triumphs and horrors of historical memory and enables comprehensible directions toward the future, is a shared task of art, philosophy, religion and political thought, among other activities. We suggest that narration – in its various poetic modes – is nothing more than this struggle for meaning, occurring over a multiplicity of social and cultural spaces. Likewise, we suggest that art, philosophy, political thought and religion, to the extent that they are concerned with the problems of meaning and temporality, may also be understood as narrative endeavours. We seek papers from diverse disciplines that bring the problems of narration, thus defined, to the fore and offer innovative solutions to them. The arts have offered us rich and enduring images embodying the complex antinomies of this struggle, from the time bomb ticking in a sardine can in Petersburg to the ghost of Sethe’s murdered baby in Beloved to Paul Klee’s painting Angelus Novus. This painting is so eloquently described by Walter Benjamin as having its face turned to the past, wishing “to piece together what has been smashed,” but blown by a wind from Paradise “irresistibly into the future.” We take seriously Benjamin’s subsequent suggestion that the dialectical object – the historical ruin, the aesthetic text, the political moment – contains the latent potential to “explode the continuum of history.” We seek papers that interrogate the status of such objects and their relations to the problems of temporality in general, to current cultural and political situations, and to the ways we understand cultural and political situations of the past.

We also invite papers that consider the phenomenological and/or existential nature of time, its relation to the experiences of consciousness and the limitations (or impossibilities) of translating it into public language. Such papers may follow Heidegger in the contention that the subjective experience of time – “the horizon of being” – shapes the contours of social and cultural “historical” realities; on the other hand, they may follow Freud in the counter-contention that the temporal imperatives of organized domination are introverted against the living memory of primordial, liberated time (situated in the unconscious). It was perhaps Augustine who most clearly illuminated the phenomenological problem: “What is time? If no one asks me, I know. If I want to explain it to someone who asks, I do not know.” We seek re-evaluations of the relationship of subjectivity to culture, mediated by the experience of time.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

• the study of texts from various historical periods; the political and intellectual goals of revisiting older texts; the selection of historical texts and critical modes of approaching them from the present;

• canonization/re-canonization/de-canonization and their relationship to temporality in general and their own historical moment (the problem of cultural history);

• the emergence of “historical thought” within history itself, and related artistic, political and philosophical movements (i.e. “the rise of the novel”; “enlightenment” thought; new teleologies; the explosion of imperialism); alternative modes of temporality and historical thought within modernity;

• revisionist approaches to history and historical thought based on subjective experience (i.e. women’s history, queer history, indigenous people’s history); the political projects and philosophical stakes of such revisions, and new directions for revisionism (i.e. moving beyond “herstory”; moving beyond the “outing” of history; moving beyond the postcolonial and “new” historicism);

• the role of capitalism and its social/cultural logic in the narration of history and the possibilities of the present; the limits within capitalism of imagining alternative futures, and literary, philosophical, or political challenges to those limits;

• the challenges of globalization and the crossing of political, social, cultural, and philosophical boundaries; the clashes and hybrids of opposing temporalities;

• the role of technology and science in articulations of modernity, and the relationship of these spheres to literary forms, political agendas, and philosophical discourses;

• science fictions, possible worlds, and literary utopias/dystopias; utopian planning in art and politics; utopian philosophy; lived utopias/dystopias;

• the status and temporality of memory, trauma and nostalgia, rooted in the present and directed toward both past and future.

Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes and should touch on the major theoretical, literary, or philosophical concerns of the colloquium. We invite scholars from all disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. We welcome graduate students, university faculty members and independent scholars alike as presenters (typically, we strive for a balance of graduate students and faculty/independent scholars).

Please submit an abstract of your proposed paper (no more than 350 words) to colloquium2010@gmail.com by September 30, 2009. We also welcome the proposal of panels consisting of 3 papers that address a common set of concerns. If proposing a panel, please submit a 250-word abstract describing the theme of the panel in addition to the standard abstract for each of the papers on the panel. All abstracts will undergo a blind-review selection process. Selected participants will be notified by email by October 15, 2009.

Ryan Culpepper
University of Toronto
Centre for Comparative Literature

ryan.culpepper@utoronto.ca
(416)880-4293
Email: colloquium2010@gmail.com

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Gendering the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, 02/25-27/2009, SC

Deadline: October 15, 2009

Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850
Charleston, SC, USA, 25-27 February 2010

Call for Papers:

THEMATIC SECTION ON 'GENDERING THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA, 1750-1850 - COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES'

The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 (CRE) is a venue for the presentation of original research on not only the revolutionary history of Europe, but also the Atlantic World and beyond. We welcome proposals from allied disciplines and comparative studies; in short, the conference offers a platform for research into the revolutionary era broadly defined.

The 2010 conference will be held February 25-27 at the College of Charleston and the Francis Marion Hotel, located in the center of Charleston's historic district.

A group of scholars who regularly attend the CRE is seeking to organize a series of four panels on gender during the Revolutionary Era and solicits papers for these panels. A roundtable entitled "Gendering the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850: Comparative Perspectives" will precede the four panels. The themes of the panels are:
1) Gender, Revolution, and Politics
2) Gender, War, and Nation
3) Gender, Empire, and Slavery
4) Gender, Culture, and Society

By exploring the importance of gender for politics, war, and nationalism; empire building and slavery; as well as culture and society in the Revolutionary Era, we hope to extend the boundaries of the historiography of the period in two directions. First, we seek to advance our knowledge by incorporating a comparative perspective and seeking to explain temporal, regional and national differences and similarities (along with differences constituted by class, race, ethnicity, religion etc). Second, we hope to deepen understanding by crossing disciplinary borders and relating the analysis of discourses, politics, cultures, and practices to gender in the period of the Revolutionary Era.

Please submit paper proposals on topics related to any of these four themes by October 15, 2009.

Send a one page abstract and a brief CV to:
Karen Hagemann
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
History Department
Hamilton Hall, CB # 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3195, USA
Email: hagemann@unc.edu

and

Denise Z. Davidson
Georgia State University
History Department
PO Box 4117
Atlanta, GA 30302-4117, USA
Email: hisdzd@langate.gsu.edu

We will work to construct the panels based on the proposals we receive. For more details on the CRE and the conference, please visit www.revolutionaryera.org

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Dialogue, philosophies of life/religions and the public authorities in Europe, 03/09-10/2010, Ghent

9-10 March 2010 in Guislain Formation Centre (Ghent)

European Congress "Dialogue and concertation between philosophies of life/religions and the public authorities in Europe"

Sponsored by the Flemish Government, Guislain Formation Centre and the Higher Institute of Philosophy of Life, Public Authorities and Society (HILOS) in collaboration with the Chaire de Droit des Religions of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), organise a European Congress about the theme: Dialogue and concertation between philosophies of life/religions and the public authorities in Europe. Challenges and limits of new forms of governance.

This congress will take place in Ghent (Belgium) (Guislain Formation Centre) on 9 and 10 March 2010.

The Congress in Ghent is linked with another session of two days organised by the Chaire de Droit des Religions of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), in Louvain-la-Neuve on 11 and 12 March 2010.
The work languages are French and English.

http://hilos.be/index.php?ID=38167&set_la=3

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Complexities of 'Europe', 11/20-21/2009, Cambridge

Deadline: September 1, 2009

Call for papers

Graduate Conference:
“Complexities of ‘Europe’: Between knowledge, power, citizenship and identity”

Date: 20-21 November 2009

Place: Centre for research in the Social Sciences and the humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK.

Organized by: CRASSH Post-graduate research group “European Identities and Encounters” http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/188/european-identities.htm

Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2009

Notification of speakers: 20 September 2009

The theoretical approaches to “Europe” often suggest a teleological narrative, which portrays the establishment of the European Union as the consummation of every cultural and political project of “Europeanness”. This conference aims at bringing together different viewpoints of “Europe” lying beyond the political narratives of accession and integration. Priority will be given to papers that address the complexities of the way in which “Europe” as a concept, a label, a place, an institution or a union is turned into a locus of contestation. We are particularly interested in comparative studies as well as in exploring transfers of knowledge and power across the region(s) described as “Europe”. We are also eager to examine how “Europe” interacts, constructs and is constructed by its “Others” or its “margins– whether in immigration, integration or development policies.

The areas of particular interest are:
Theme 1: Knowledge and power
• Periodizing “Europe”
Exploring debates over the origins of “Europe” and the political use of history, archeology and historical education.
• “Europe” and the Academy
Projects, Framework programmes, funding and the creation of a “European” sphere of research.
• “Europe” outside Europe
“Europe” as an exporter of normative discourses on human rights, gender and peace though the funding of NGOs, establishment of offices, neighboring policies, organization of projects, exporting of know-how, etc outside the EU borders or in EU’s so called “periphery”.
Theme 2: Citizenship and identity
• “Europe” and borders
Migration, integration, asylum policies, citizenship, frontiers: What can make up for a “European experience”?
• A “European” Public Sphere?
Thinking the possibilities post-national, grass-roots, transnational politics.
• “Europe” and material cultures
Technologies and artifacts, which partake in the construction of a “European” imagination. Is there a distinctively “European” popular culture? Memories of the World War and of colonialism in relation to European identities.

The purpose of the conference is to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue. Thus, we aim at attracting scholars from the entire range of social sciences and humanities, including political science, history, social/cultural anthropology, archaeology, media studies, history of art, linguistics, discourse theory, literature, sociology and geography. The organizing committee welcomes applications from graduate students but will gladly consider abstracts from post-doctoral researchers and early stage academics too.

Abstracts not exceeding 400 words should be submitted by 1 September 2009, to the following email eu_id_encounters_conf@yahoogroups.co.uk

For any enquiry you can contact one of the organizers:
Eirini Avramopoulou (avrarini@yahoo.gr)
Katherine Cooper (kmc34@cam.ac.uk)
Leonidas Karakatsanis (lkarak@essex.ac.uk)
Nikolaos Papadogiannis (np308@cam.ac.uk)
Thomas Stammers (tes27@cam.ac.uk)
Amr Abdelrahman (amremran@gmail.com)

Registration fee (including paper givers): £ 25 full institutional fee
£ 15 for Students depending on own funding
NOTE: On line registration will open in September.

Catering offered:
Coffee and tea with nibbles, 2 buffet lunches, Conference material
One dinner offered to paper givers, discussants and invited speakers only (listeners can register and join by paying for a set-course meal).

Accommodation is not provided to paper givers, but subsidized college accommodation might be available. Paper givers that will send their abstracts early, since these are accepted, they will gain priority for this offer. In any case however, the organizers will help paper givers to locate affordable accommodation.

There can be no coverage/subsidization of travel expenses. Paper givers are advised to seek funding or cover their own travel expenses.

We have limited funds available to partially reimburse the travel and accommodation costs of no more than three PhD students, who will be selected to present a paper, but their attendance is put in jeopardy due to economic difficulties they face. Applicants are strongly advised not to rely on these bursaries and to seek alternative sources of funding, instead.

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Rumaenien Forum Romania VII., 10/15-17/2009, Vienna

Stichtag: August 10, 2009

Botschaft von Rumänien in Wien
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Balkan-Kommission)
Österreichisch-Rumänische Gesellschaft
Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Wien
Studium Transsylvanicum
Universität Wien (Institut für Romanistik)
laden ein zum VII. Forum România in Wien, 15.-17.10.2009

Hiermit möchten wir herzlich zum VII. Forum România (Internationales Treffen von Geisteswissenschaftlern mit Rumänien-Bezug) einladen und um Einreichung von Vortragsthemen bitten. In diesem Jahr wird das Forum dem Thema „20 Jahre danach“ gewidmet. Dies soll zwar nicht heißen, dass alle Beiträge aus diesem Bereich stammen müssen, es wird aber eine Fokussierung auf die Wandlungsprozesse während der vergangenen beiden Jahrzehnte erbeten. Besonders willkommen sind Vorträge, in denen die Situation vor und nach 1989/90 verglichen wird und in denen Chancen und Mängel der Transformation in Rumänien aufgezeigt werden: Welche geschichtlichen, wirtschaftlichen, sozialen Veränderungen haben sich in Rumänien in den letzten 20 Jahren vollzogen? Wie können sie aus historischer, geographischer, kulturanthropologischer Sicht analysiert werden?

Wer außer diesem Schwerpunktthema Vorträge aus anderen Bereichen anbieten möchte (z.B. Situation der Umwelt, Musik etc.), sollte möglichst keinen Einzelvorschlag, sondern eine Sektion von ca. drei Themen einreichen. Ansonsten bitten wir um Verständnis, dass in diesem Jahr Themen aus anderen Bereichen nur dann angenommen werden können, wenn es um die Vorstellung aktueller Forschungsprojekte geht. Der voraussichtliche Zeitplan:

15.10.2009
Anreise
Abends feierliche Eröffnung des Forums mit einem Festvortrag

16.10.2009
9:00 Uhr Begrüßung
10:00 – 13:00 Zwanzig Jahre danach I.
14:00 – 16:00 Zwanzig Jahre danach II.
16:30 – 18:00 Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte zu Rumänien
18:30 Empfang

17.10.2009
9:00 – 11:00 Uhr Thematisch offene Sektion I.
11:30 – 13:00 Uhr Thematisch offene Sektion II.
14:00 – 16:00 Uhr Ausblick, Zusammenfassung
17:00 Kulturprogramm

Es steht noch nicht fest, ob wir am Abend des 17.10. ein ausführliches Kulturprogramm oder am darauffolgenden Tag einen Ausflug anbieten werden.

Und jetzt eine schöne Nachricht: Larisa Schippel und ich haben die eine neue Buchreihe mit dem Namen „Forum Rumänien“ im Frank-Timme-Verlag gegründet. Der erste Band wird bereits auf dem Forum präsentiert werden können. Das Beste aber ist, dass ab sofort Ihre und Eure Beiträge auf dem Forum veröffentlicht werden können, so sie denn thematisch und qualitativ passend erscheinen. Wir bitten dieses Mal daher unbedingt um folgende Spielregeln:

1. Vorschlag eines Vortragsthemas bis zum 10. August 2009
2. Einreichen einer Themenvorstellung (12 bis 20 Zeilen) bis zum 10. September 2009

Univ.-Doz. Dr. Thede KAHL
Dozent für Sprachen und Kulturen Südosteuropas
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften / Balkan-Kommission
Fleischmarkt 22
1010 Wien, Austria
Tel. +43 (1) 51581-2427
Fax +43 (1) 51581-2400
thede.kahl@oeaw.ac.at

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World Bank, Serbia

Deadline: August 3, 2009

Multi Donor Trust Fund for Justice Sector Reform in Serbia (MDTF-JSS)
Project Coordinator (Extended Term National or International Consultant)

The World Bank is seeking a Belgrade-based Project Coordinator for the Multi Donor Trust Fund for Justice Sector Support for Serbia (MDTF-JSS) - a technical assistance facility aimed at supporting Justice Sector reform and modernization in Serbia. The person will be hired as an Extended Term Consultant (ETC). This is a 1+1 year position on local or international terms, depending on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.

The Consultant will coordinate the daily implementation aspects of the MDTF-JSS under the direction and supervision of World Bank Task Team Leader based in Washington, D.C. The Consultant will also deliver advisory services and analytical work pertaining to justice sector reform and modernization in Serbia. We are seeking a highly qualified professional with a Masters degree in Law, Social Sciences, Economics, International Development or another relevant field. The candidates should have at least 5 years of directly relevant professional experience, preferably with multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, European Union, or with bilateral development partners.

The candidates should possess extensive knowledge of justice sector reform and modernization issues in Serbia, have a demonstrated track record in coordination/liaison with donors and government counterparts, as well as project experience.

Applicants should have a strong command of English and Serbian.

World Bank salaries are competitive in comparison with the local private sector and other international organizations.

For full job description, please refer to http://go.worldbank.org/77D8NITQP0

The closing date for receipt of applications is August 3, 2009. Please send curriculum vitae and cover letter electronically to acorrea@worldbank.org.

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Political Science/International Relations, Japan

Deadline: September, 10, 2009

Saitama University - a Full-time Teaching Position: International Development Assistance

Open Call for Applications for a Full-time Teaching Position: International Development Assistance

Institution: Saitama University http://www.saitama-u.ac.jp/

Division: Faculty of Liberal Arts

Outline: The faculty is a human and social science institute which will be expanding in April 2010 to include a new Department of "Global Governance" incorporating courses in International Relations and International Development. As part of this faculty expansion, we are now seeking to recruit a full-time associate or assistant professor who can develop and teach courses in International Development.

Duties: The successful applicant will teach four 90-minute undergraduate classes per week and up to two 90-minute graduate seminars per week. Classes will deal with the theory of international development assistance and how it is applied in real global situations and thus will not be restricted to the study of a particular country or region. The primary language of instruction in all classes will be English. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will also be required to perform administrative duties and contribute to the development of the university's educational work in the local community.

The successful applicant who cannot fully participate in administrative duties due to insufficient Japanese language ability may be required to teach additional classes or assume other responsibilities in the faculty.

Research field: Theory of International Development Assistance (International Regime Theory, International Organization Theory, Theory of Economic Cooperation, or Theory of Social Development)

Job type: Associate Professor or Assistant Professor.

Rank: Associate Professor: Full-time tenured position with mandatory retirement at age 65; Assistant Professor: Full-time tenure-track position with 5-year term limit (one renewal possible; tenure comes with promotion to associate professor).

Work area: Kanto district Saitama-ken (prefecture immediately north of Tokyo), JAPAN

Address: Saitama University, Faculty of Liberal Arts
255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken, 338-8570 Japan

Number of positions: 1

Qualifications:
1. Doctorate degree (equivalent to Ph.D.) in the relevant field.
2. Competent research achievements in the relevant field.
3. Native level of fluency in English.
4. Japanese language skills are preferable, but not required.
5. All nationalities are welcome.

Salary & Benefits: This position carries the standard benefits package, including salary, research funds, and pension available to regular faculty at a national university.

Deadline for applications: 2009 / 7 / 20 - 2009 / 09 /10

Starting date: 2010/04/01

Application materials: mail the following to the Faculty of Liberal Arts:
1. Detailed C.V. including the date of birth, the address, email address, telephone number, educational background, professional career, teaching experience, membership in academic societies, and a list of awards.
2. Copy of Ph.D. diploma.
3. A list of research publications broken down into the following categories:
I. books,
II. papers in refereed academic journals,
III. non refereed papers
IV. other research publications or reports,
V. presentations at academic conferences.
If a book is written jointly with others, specify your particular contribution (e.g., which chapter). If a paper is written jointly, write the names of all co-authors and underline your name. Mark "*" on three representative publications and the most important publication of these three should also be specified with the mark "**".
4. Copies of three representative publications together with abstracts of around 250 words each.
5. Research funds and scholarships awarded including the title, year, and amount received.
6. Outline of future research plans (around 1000 words).
7. Statement of your views on education (around 1000 words)
The above documents should be submitted on paper of A4 size or letter size.

Materials should be reached at Saitama University by the above deadline. They should be sent by registered mail or other traceable transportation measures and be addressed to "IDA Professor Application".

Selection process : The first screening based on the candidates' documents will be conducted in early October; the second stage of screening based on interviews will be conducted in mid-October. Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by mail or e-mail. Candidates who pass the first screening may be required to submit additional materials. Interviewees will be required to give a mock lecture

Contact: The Selection Committee of IDA Professor sc-ida@gr.saitama_u.ac.jp

Additional information: Personal Information accompanying submitted application materials will be used only for selection and employment purposes. Materials submitted with the application will not be returned. Saitama University is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Info:
The Selection Committee of IDA Professor
Saitama University, Faculty of Liberal Arts
255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken, 338-8570 Japan

Email: sc-ida@gr.saitama_u.ac.jp
Website: http://www.saitama-u.ac.jp/

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Public policy, Japan

Deadline: August 31, 2009

Main Category: Area Studies/Ethnic Studies
Secondary Categories: World History
Sociology
Religious Studies
Political Science/International Relations
Policy and Political History
Imperial or Colonial Studies
Immigration Issues
Humanities
Global Studies
General Social Sciences
Anthropology/Archaeology

The Masters Program in International Area Studies at The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba in Japan invites applications for two Associate Professor positions (a regular fixed-term appointment) in the following areas:
1) Public Policy International Politics (one position)
2) Public Policy Sociology, Anthropology or Developmental Studies (one position)

Applications from candidates with regional specialization in Central Eurasia are particularly welcome

Qualifications: applicants must meet the qualifications listed below and demonstrate competency to teach and conduct research in their respective areas of specialization;
1) A PhD in a relevant field (International Politics for 1, Sociology, Anthropology or Developmental Studies for 2)
2) A proven record of teaching and publishing in English
3) Some knowledge of Japanese language would be an advantage, but not a requirement

Teaching Responsibilities: 6 classes per trimester, each consisting of one class-hour (75 minutes) a week; lectures, seminars and supervision of MA students at the Master's Program in International Area Studies (Special Program on International Relations and Public Policy for Central Asian Countries ), some classes at the College of International Studies (undergraduate level)

All teaching and supervision will be conducted in English
The appointment will be for a two-year fixed term with a possibility of one time renewal for additional two years

Benefits for successful candidates will include a competitive salary decided according to the regulations of Tsukuba University (a National University Corporation), subsidized housing, 26 days of paid vacation per year and opportunities to apply for in-house and external research grants

Deadline for applications: August 31, 2009
starting date of appointment: October 1, 2009 or the earliest date after the 1st of October, 2009

If interested in applying to this position, please send the following documents no later than August 31, 2009 to: Chair of Masters Program in International Area Studies, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 Japan, by registered mail. Write clearly Application for Foreign Faculty Position" on the envelope.

(1) Curriculum Vitae (including description of teaching experience)
(2) List of publications
(3) Copies of five major publications (copies of journal articles, or an abstract in case of book)

Please note that applications via email will not be accepted and submitted documents will not be returned

Selection Process:
Evaluation of application materials by the selection committee
An interview (in person or by telephone) for shortlisted candidates

Notification of decision: by e-mail, fax or mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact address:
University of Tsukuba,
Masters Program in International Area Studies
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan

Fax: 029-853-6862 (81-29-853-6862 from outside Japan)

Contact Info:
Chair of Masters Program in International Area Studies, University of
Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 Japan

Website: http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/

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Eurasia Program Officer/Director, NY

Social Science Research Council - Eurasia Program Officer/Director

Main Category: Director: Center or Program
Secondary Categories: Russian/Soviet History

Professional Non-Teaching Positions/Archives/Museums/Public History
Humanities
Global Studies
General Social Sciences
European Studies
Area Studies/Ethnic Studies

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

Please note, the hiring of an individual for this position is conditional upon the availability of full project funding.

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

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

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

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

Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled. Ideally, the position will be filled by late summer/ early fall 2009.

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

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

Phone:212-277-2700
Fax: 212-277-2727
Website: http://www.ssrc.org

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July 27, 2009

Malevich Society

Deadline: September 30, 2009

The Malevich Society. Call for Grant Proposals.

The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work. In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art, and should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities relating to his history and memory.

The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality, and at various stages of their career. Graduate students are welcome to apply to the Society’s grants after completing at least one year of research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts.

Application forms and instructions may be requested by telephone at 1-718-980-1805, by e-mail at malevichsociety@hotmail.com or may be downloaded from the web-site: www.malevichsociety.org

The Malevich Society
c/o Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Tel./Fax 718-980-1805

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Anti-Gypsyism Conference, 09/ 10-11/ 2009, London

Deadline: August 5, 2009

Call for Papers: Extremism and the Roma and Sinti in Europe: Challenges, Risks and Responses

A conference and publication supported and funded by OSCE/ODIHR

In past few years we have observed a rise in racism and xenophobia in Europe. These find fertile ground in the economic crisis in which populist, nationalist and extremist views gain public support. The gains of the extreme right in the last elections to the European Parliament vividly illustrate this. Such a turn concerns the international community, policy makers, civil society and various minorities. They are also troubled by a rise in aggressive incidents and violent acts against Roma and Sinti populations in a number of European states.

The current situation in this regard raises a number of questions: Are the Roma and Sinti especially targeted by these forces or movements in Europe? If so, why? Are we witnessing a resurgence of past patterns of hate speech and violence or new forms – offering greater political returns for the extreme and marginal forces than they have managed to date?

In order to raise awareness of these issues and analyze the potential threat to social stability and security the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) together with University College London intend to prepare a publication on this topic. We would, therefore, like to invite scholars of diverse academic interests specializations to provide analysis and case studies elaborating on the following (non-exhaustive) list of issues for inclusion into this publication:

- Anti-Roma racism and violence in Europe: forms and extent; causes of current proliferation;
- Public discourses, media representations and political campaigns in periods of social distress and economic recession: what feeds the extremist movements and the actions targeting Roma and Sinti?
- Roma and Sinti in the local reality: decentralization, local authorities, local politics and extremist views in the local community – what leads to their radicalization?
- Social cohesion, extremist movements and security concerns – do current trends endanger the very fabric of society and democracy? In what ways may they come to do so?
- Legal and mainstream political responses to extremism: how far are anti-discrimination legislation and campaigns and hate-crime legislation effective in defusing or eliminating such attitudes and/or movements?
- Roma and Sinti responses to extremism;
- The responsibility and role of state institutions, international organizations and human rights civil organizations; possible measures for combating extremist movements.

You are invited to submit a paper abstract by 5th August 2009 (ten lines-one page maximum outlining the conceptual contribution and its empirical content, in English, submitted to m.stewart@ucl.ac.uk). Michael Stewart and Andzrej Mirga will make a selection of the most appropriate and stimulating of these by 10th August requesting the selected authors to provide short papers (6 pages-20 maximum) by August 31 for pre-circulation for a conference at University College London, scheduled for 10-11 September. Brief presentations allowing time for significant discussion. The organizers/ODIHR aims to finalize publication of these in a volume by the end of the year.

All costs of transport and accommodation to and from the conference will be covered by the OSCE/ODIHR.

Contacts:
Michael Stewart: m.stewart@ucl.ac.uk (Roma Research Network)

Conference manager:
Georgia Efremova: efremova.georgia@gmail.com

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July 24, 2009

Geschichte und Gegenwart des Donau-Karpatenraumes, 11/09-11/2009

Deadline: 15.09.2009

CFP: Geschichte und Gegenwart des Donau-Karpatenraumes.
Internationales Diplomanden- und Doktorandenkolloquium
9.-11.11.2009
Wissenschaftszentrum Ost- und Südosteuropa Regensburg

Das Siebenbürgen-Institut an der Universität Heidelberg, das Ungarische Institut München (UIM), die Akademie Mitteleuropa in Bad Kissingen und das Institut für deutsche Kultur und Geschichte Südosteuropas an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (IKGS) veranstalten vom 9. bis 11. November 2009 ein internationales Graduiertenkolloquium. Es findet am neuen Sitz des UIM im Regensburger Wissenschaftszentrum Ost- und Südosteuropa (http://www.wios-regensburg.de) statt. In- und ausländische Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus dem wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs sind herzlich eingeladen, das Programm mit eigenen Referaten zu gestalten.

Die Betreuung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses ist nicht erst seit den neueren Zeiten institutioneller Netzwerkbildung eine gemeinsame Aufgabe außeruniversitärer und universitärer Einrichtungen. Mit diesem Kolloquium, dem neunten in dieser Tagungsreihe, bieten die Veranstalter aufgrund ihrer Tätigkeit in Forschung und Lehre ein Forum des Gedanken- und Erfahrungsaustauschs über Themen, die in verschiedenen Disziplinen zur Geschichte und Gegenwart des Donau-Karpatenraumes aktuell an einer Universität bearbeitet werden. Der territoriale Schwerpunkt auf dem historischen Ungarn und gegenwärtigen Rumänien mit Nachbarräumen ergibt sich aus den Tätigkeitsprofilen der einladenden Einrichtungen und entspricht der überregionalen Bewertungsperspektive in den Ostmittel- und Südosteuropawissenschaften.

Das interdisziplinäre Kolloquium wird je nach Referatsangeboten verschiedene Themen aus den Geistes- und Gesellschaftswissenschaften behandeln. Von den Referentinnen und Referenten wird eine maximal 20 Minuten lange, problem-, quellen- und methodenorientierte Vorstellung ihrer laufenden Diplom-, Magister- oder Doktorarbeit erwartet, die unter Mitwirkung von Experten aus dem Umfeld der Veranstalter ausgiebig diskutiert werden soll. Deutsche Sprachkenntnisse sind für die Teilnahme unabdingbar, Präsentationen und Diskussionsbeiträge können aber auch auf Englisch erfolgen.

Im Interesse der Intensität des fachlichen Meinungsaustauschs ist die Zahl der Vorträge auf 20 begrenzt. Die Tagung beginnt am Montagabend, dem 9. November mit einem kleinen Empfang und endet am Mittwochnachmittag, dem 11. November.

Die Kosten der An- und Rückreise (bis zu bestimmten Höchstsätzen) sowie der Unterbringung (in Doppelzimmern mit Frühstück vom 9. bis 12. November) für die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer werden von den Veranstaltern übernommen.

Es fallen folgende Teilnehmerbeiträge an:
-Teilnahme ohne Übernachtung: EUR 20,-
-Teilnahme mit einer Übernachtung: EUR 40,-
-Teilnahme mit zwei Übernachtungen: EUR 50,-
-Teilnahme mit drei Übernachtungen: EUR 60,-
Die Teilnehmerbeiträge werden auf dem Kolloquium eingesammelt.

Für eine Teilnahme mit eigenem Vortrag bitten wir spätestens bis zum 15. September 2009 -eine inhaltliche Skizze des gerade bearbeiteten Forschungsprojekts (1-2 Seiten) und einen tabellarischen fachlichen Lebenslauf einzureichen, -die vollständige Privat- und Dienstadresse, den Namen der Universität und des Betreuers der Arbeit mitzuteilen -sowie den geplanten Anreise- und Abreisetag, den Anfangs- und Endpunkt der Reise, die Art der Anreise und die Anzahl der benötigten Nächte für die Hotelübernachtung anzugeben.

Grundsätzlich können sich auch Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der letztjährigen Kolloquien bewerben, soweit ihre Arbeiten noch nicht kurz vor dem Abschluss stehen und gegenüber der früheren Präsentation neue Erkenntnisse bieten. Das Ergebnis des Auswahlverfahrens wird bis zum 25. September 2009 bekanntgegeben. Das Tagungsprogramm mit weiteren organisatorischen Hinweisen wird den Teilnehmern in der zweiten Oktoberhälfte zugesandt.

Die Bewerbungsunterlagen und eventuelle Rückfragen werden per Post oder E-Mail erbeten an das Institut für deutsche Kultur und Geschichte Südosteuropas an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (IKGS), Halskestr. 15, 81379 München, Tel. 0049-89-7806090, E-Mail: ikgs@ikgs.de

München/ Heidelberg/ Bad Kissingen, 22. Juli 2009

Dr. Gerald Volkmer
Institut für deutsche Kultur und Geschichte Südosteuropas an der
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (IKGS)
Halskestr. 15, 81379 München
0049-89-7806090
ikgs@ikgs.de

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July 23, 2009

Graduate Essay Prize, AWSS

Deadline: September 1, 2009

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS -- AWSS 2009 GRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE

The 2009 AWSS Graduate Essay Prize will be awarded to the best dissertation chapter or article-length essay in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a woman or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies
written by a woman or a man. This competition is open only to current doctoral students or to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2008-2009. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written in 2008-2009. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be
accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated).

The award carries a cash prize of $250; the winner will be announced at the AAASS national convention in November.

Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee:

Prof. Margaret Beissinger
Department of Slavic Languages
249 East Pyne
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Prof. Cathy Frierson
7 Charland Terrace
Waterville, ME 04901

Dr. Dunja Popovic'
86 Buckingham St. #4
Cambridge, MA 02138

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

2009 International Conference on "Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations,"
19-20 November 2009
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

The Conference is organised by Deakin's Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

Key Themes:
Multiculturalism, Identity and Citizenship
Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Relations
Transnational Work and Temporary Migration
Moving Beyond Xenophobia: Race Relations and Social Inclusion
Muslim Diaspora in the West
Transnationalism and Global Ethics

For further information :
http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/icg/events/conf-2009.php

The recent transnational turn in the study of migration has signified a shift in conceptual thinking and methodological approaches to researching migration, and post-migration communities. While previous research has focused on isolated aspects of social networking, cultural adjustment, and economic empowerment, recent studies are beginning to examine the migration settings themselves, where modes of local, national and transnational practices are negotiated in the context of intercultural interactions. This Conference, therefore, proposes to examine outcomes of migration and immigration as essential dimensions for contextualizing discussions about national identity, intercultural relations and citizenship, and the formation and representation of cultural identity.

Key Questions:
The Conference will attempt to address the following key 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 type 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?

By organising this conference we hope to stimulate interdisciplinary intellectual debate policy/professional discussion and ongoing research collaboration that deals with citizenship, multiculturalism and intercultural relations. We welcome papers that address any of these issues from disciplinary or inter-disciplinary perspectives. The following streams will be used as broad thematic guidelines for organising the Conference sessions, and we would appreciate it if participants identify the relevant stream for their contribution.
Contributors to the conference will be invited to subsequently submit their papers for publication in a special volume of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (JIS) on citizenship, migration and intercultural relations. An edited volume will also be explored as an additional or alternative publication output.

Conference Streams:
1. Multiculturalism, Identity and Citizenship
2. Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Relations
3. Transnational Work and Temporary Migration
4. Muslim Diaspora in the West
5. Moving Beyond Xenophobia: Race Relations and Social Inclusion
For further information on the conference streams,
see http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/icg/events/conf-2009.php#Conference%20Streams

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Religion and Difference, 11/29-12/01/2009, Melbourne

Deadline: August 31, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS

The Australian Association for the Study of Religions Conference
29th November - 1st December 2009

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, is hosting the 2009 AASR Conference. The theme for this year's conference is RELIGION AND DIFFERENCE.

We are looking forward to some stimulating sessions on a variety of themes including:
The politics of religious difference
Gender and religious identity
Race, religion and difference
Religion and the challenge of social difference
Researching religion and difference
Religion and transnationalism
Diaspora and difference
Religion and the media
Religion and alterity - historical perspectives
Secularism in an age of religion
Death, Dying and Difference
Teaching and learning in a multi-religious world

Off-theme papers are also welcome and you are invited to contact the convenor to discuss ideas for individual papers or panels by email b.kameniar@unimelb.edu.au

The 2009 conference will take place immediately prior to the Parliament of the World's Religions (December 3-9). Why not come and participate in both events?

ABSTRACTS
Abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length and be emailed to the convener b.kameniar@unimelb.edu.au by 31st August 2009.

REFEREED PAPERS
Submission of full papers for refereeing is optional. Papers submitted for refereeing will be refereed in line with the requirements set by the Australian government=B9s Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). Papers for refereeing must be emailed to the convener by 1st October 2009.

Visit the conference web site at:
http://www.aasr.org.au/2009conference/index.html

We look forward to seeing you in wonderful multi-cultural Melbourne. If you have any queries about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact Barbara Kameniar at b.kameniar@unimelb.edu.au

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The Changing Face of Christianity in the 21st Century, 04/06-08/2010

Deadline: October 31st, 2009

British Sociological Association
Sociology of Religion Study Group

CALL FOR PAPERS

'The Changing Face of Christianity in the 21st Century'

6th April-8th April 2010
University of Edinburgh

Christianity in the 21st century is characterised by rapid change, by both steep decline in membership in some areas, but resurgence in other contexts. At the same time, contemporary Christianity incorporates (sometimes uncomfortably) new forms and hybridisations. The lived experience and performance of Christianity in the West appears to be shifting according to influences from late-modern consumer and media cultures. World Christianities are increasingly influential and migration and diaspora Christianities are (re) shaping Christianity in the West. Meanwhile, far from disappearing from the agendas and language of the public arena, Christianity continues to excite debates around the place and importance of religion in the public arena, as well as discourses of citizenship, equality and well-being.

We invite proposals for papers which explore issues surrounding the broad theme of the conference. We particularly welcome papers which fall into three sub-themes we have identified:
1. Contemporary Christian Performance and Belief;
2. World Christianities and migration or diaspora Christianities;
3. Christianity in the Public Arena.

Individual paper proposals (max. 200 words) or proposals for panels of three or four related papers (max. 300 words) should be submitted by October 31st, 2009.

Topics may include: World Christianities; post-Christianity; decline of Christianity, as well as Christian growth or resurgence; mission and reverse mission; Christianity and young people; the influence of alternative spiritualities on Christianity; hyphenated Christian
identities (Buddhist-Christians, Pagan-Christians, etc.); new Christian movements; contemporary pilgrimage or (youth) festivals; Christianity in areas of social deprivation; social movements and Christianity; Christianity and the (new) media; Christianity and popular culture; Christianity and gender; Christianity and sexuality; Christianity and other religions, including indigenous religions; contemporary Christian ritual; Christianity and economics; Christianity and politics; Christianity and education; Christianity and the law; migration and diaspora Christianities; Christianity and healthcare; Christianity and public life.

SOCREL is the British Sociological Association's study group on religion www.socrel.org.uk
The conference for 2010 is co-hosted by the University of Edinburgh Institute of Geography and the School of Divinity (Religious Studies/the Centre for the Study of World Christianity). The academic organising committee are:
Giselle Vincett gvincett@ed.ac.uk
Afe Adogame a.adogame@ed.ac.uk
Betsy Olson eolson@ed.ac.uk

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Changing Gods. Between Religion and Everyday Life. 09/09-11/2009, Torino

Deadline: February 28, 2010

The 2010 International Conference

Changing Gods. Between Religion and Everyday Life

An International Conference organized by CESNUR, Italian Association of Sociology (AIS) - Sociology of Religions Section, and the School of Political Science - University of Torino
Torino, Italy, 9-11 September 2010

Call for Papers

The conference will assess the international, global-local, and local dimensions of religious change, religious pluralism, spirituality, minority religions, new religious movements, new movements within Islam and Christianity, Esotericism and the New Age, survey the current situation, and consider the fate of religious and spiritual groups as they change and relate to everyday life in an increasingly multi-cultural and trans-national world. Papers will be accepted from a variety of perspectives (sociology, history, anthropology, psychology, law, religious studies).

Topics will include: Change in Old and New Religions; Religion and Everyday Life; Societal Responses to Religious Diversity and Pluralism; Religious Movements between Mainstreaming and Marginalization; Religion, Spirituality, and Body; Religion Online and Online Religion; Magic, Esotericism, and the Sacred; Bio-religion and Politics; Prayer and Everyday life; Young Generations; Lifestyles, Religion, and the Sacred; Gender and the Sacred; and The Emergence of New Movements and Groups.

Those who would like to present papers are invited to submit a 200-word abstract of their paper (in English or Italian) and a 200-word curriculum vitae to cesnur_to@virgilio.it
before February 28, 2010.

Speakers will be allocated 20 minutes for their talks (but they can bring longer papers to give to interested participants or e-mail these later).

Those who would like to arrange a full session should assume that they will have 2 hours, allowing time for 5 speakers or, if they prefer, 4 speakers and more time for discussion. The session organiser should, in turn, submit a 200-word synopsis of the whole session and 200-word CVs and abstracts for each speaker to cesnur_to@virgilio.it before February 28, 2010. The selection panel will be looking for empirical and theoretical contributions to the scholarly understanding of religious and spiritual change and pluralism, religion and everyday life, and to the variety of societal and individual responses to religion. Authors of papers that have been accepted will be notified before April 15, 2010.

The conference will begin in the morning of Thursday September 9 and it will end in the afternoon of Saturday September 11. The venues will be in downtown Torino. A field trip will be arranged in the afternoon of Friday September 10. Participants will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation: there are plenty of good hotels in downtown Torino and you may want to consult your travel agent. Further details about the conference will be available in due course on the CESNUR website www.cesnur.org

Unfortunately no scholarship will be available for participants. Each participant, including speakers, will be expected both to pay his or her travel and accommodation expenses, and to register before being included in the final programme.

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Literature and Music essay prize

FORUM FOR MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES (Oxford University Press)

Deadline: January 31, 2010

FORUM Essay Prize 2010: Music and Literature

The General Editors of Forum are pleased to announce that, in memory of the distinguished musicologist and Forum editor Peter Branscombe, the 2010 Forum Prize is on the subject of music and literature. Articles of up to 6,000 words are invited for the competition: the winning article will be published in the journal and the author will receive the sum of £200. Reflective, polemical articles on music and literature are especially welcomed and may relate to any area and period of English, French, German, Iberian, Italian, Latin American and Russian literatures, languages and cultures. For the purposes of the Forum Prize, the subject of music and literature is defined in its broadest sense.

Professor Peter Branscombe (1929-2008) is best known for his work on Viennese musical theatre, and on Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Wagner. He was Professor of Austrian Studies at the University of St Andrews and was for many years a valued contributor to and editor of Forum.

Application? Articles should be submitted according to Forum style and to the General Editor (articles) by 31 January 2010, marked "For consideration for the Forum Prize". Entries may be submitted online via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fmls

Forum's normal peer review processes will pertain, and short-listed articles will also be judged by additional subject specialists. The prize article will be announced and published in the July 2010 issue. Forum may publish other very strong submissions in subsequent general issues. For further details about the Prize, see www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/formod/forum_prize.html

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

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Associate Professorships at Tsukuba University in Japan

Deadline: August 31, 2009

The Master’s Program in International Area Studies at The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba in Japan invites applications for two Associate Professor positions (a regular fixed-term appointment for non-Japanese individuals) in the following areas:

1) Public Policy/International Politics (one position)

2) Public Policy/Sociology, Anthropology or Developmental Studies (one position)

Applications from candidates with regional specialization in Central Eurasia are particularly welcome.

Qualifications: applicants must meet the qualifications listed below and demonstrate competency to teach and conduct research in their respective areas of specialization;

1) A PhD in a relevant field (International Politics for 1, Sociology, Anthropology or Developmental Studies for 2)

2) A proven record of teaching and publishing in English

3) Some knowledge of Japanese language would be an advantage, but not a requirement

Teaching Responsibilities: 6 classes per trimester, each consisting of one class-hour (75 minutes) a week; lectures, seminars and supervision of MA students at the Master's Program in International Area Studies (Special Program on International Relations and Public Policy for Central Asian Countries ), some classes at the College of International Studies (undergraduate level)

All teaching and supervision will be conducted in English.

The appointment will be for a two-year fixed term with a possibility of one time renewal for additional two years.

Benefits for successful candidates will include a competitive salary decided according to the regulations of Tsukuba University (a National University Corporation), subsidized housing, 26 days of paid vacation per year and opportunities to apply for in-house and external research grants.

Deadline for applications: August 31, 2009

Starting date of appointment: October 1, 2009 or the earliest date after the 1st of October, 2009

If interested in applying to this position, please send the following documents no later than August 31, 2009 to:
Chair of Master’s Program in International Area Studies, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 Japan, by registered mail. Write clearly “Application for Foreign Faculty Position" on the envelope.

(1) Curriculum Vitae (including description of teaching experience)
(2) List of publications
(3) Copies of five major publications (copies of journal articles, or an abstract in case of book)
Please note that applications via email will not be accepted and submitted documents will not be returned.

Selection Process:
Evaluation of application materials by the selection committee An interview (in person or by telephone) for shortlisted candidates

Notification of decision: by e-mail, fax or mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact address:
University of Tsukuba,
Master’s Program in International Area Studies
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan
Fax: 029-853-6862 (81-29-853-6862 from outside Japan)

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Comparative Yearbook

Deadline: September 1, 2009

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.

Russell Scott Valentino
Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature
Chair, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature
University of Iowa
tel. 319-335-2827

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Michigan in Washington

The Michigan in Washington program offers an opportunity for 20-25 University of Michigan undergraduates from all majors to spend a semester (Fall or Winter) in Washington D.C. The program provides a chance for students to combine coursework with an internship that reflects each student’s particular area of interest. The areas of interest (but are not limited to) American politics, international relations, history, the arts, public health, economics, the media, the environment, and science and technology policy.

While classes are taught by University of Michigan faculty, students also gain access to local Washington experts in their research area. Further information for interested students is available here: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/michinwash

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World History, Pittsburgh

Deadline: October 1, 2009

University of Pittsburgh - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, World History

World History. The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking applicants for a tenured or tenured-stream faculty position in world history (subject to budgetary approval) beginning fall 2010, with rank open. We seek candidates who can demonstrate strong training and publications in global historical studies, and whose research interests are cross-disciplinary, multiregional, and/or have varied time frames.

The successful candidate will work with other Pitt faculty members in regional centers of the University Center for International Studies and, through the newly established World History Center, help shape world historical programs and curricula and teach courses in this field at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to one or more of our graduate thematic fields: Atlantic History; Empires in World History; Gender, Ethnicity, Race, Religion; and Texts and Contexts.

http://www.history.pitt.edu/gradaute/transnational-thematic-history.php#capitalism

Send letter of application, full CV, a single well-selected journal article or book chapter, and three letters of recommendation to World History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
World History Search Committee
Department of History
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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Humanities, Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Social and Cultural History
Philosophy
Linguistics
Humanities

The Johns Hopkins University
Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for 2010-2011

“Concepts of Diaspora”

The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for three fellows, who will be appointed to a one-year term renewable for a second year, beginning July 1, 2010.

The Mellon Postdoctoral Program encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select group of promising young scholars. Fully one-third of the Krieger School’s faculty is engaged in humanities departments, where scholarly and pedagogical excellence has been the standard since the university’s founding in 1876.

Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester. The initial stipend is $48,000, with an additional $1,000 available for research and travel expenses. Health insurance and a one-time moving allowance of $1,500 are also provided.

Requirements:

Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in one of the following fields: History, English, History of Art, Musicology, Classics, Anthropology, German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, no earlier than June 30, 2005 and no later than June 30, 2010. To apply, please complete the checklist (from website), send a letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and an academic statement that includes research and teaching proposals.

Contact Info:

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
c/o Center for Africana Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Greenhouse 118
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD. 21218

Website: http://krieger.jhu.edu/research/mellon

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Humanities, Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Social and Cultural History
Philosophy
Linguistics
Humanities

The Johns Hopkins University
Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for 2010-2011

“Concepts of Diaspora”

The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for three fellows, who will be appointed to a one-year term renewable for a second year, beginning July 1, 2010.

The Mellon Postdoctoral Program encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select group of promising young scholars. Fully one-third of the Krieger School’s faculty is engaged in humanities departments, where scholarly and pedagogical excellence has been the standard since the university’s founding in 1876.

Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester. The initial stipend is $48,000, with an additional $1,000 available for research and travel expenses. Health insurance and a one-time moving allowance of $1,500 are also provided.

Requirements:

Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in one of the following fields: History, English, History of Art, Musicology, Classics, Anthropology, German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, no earlier than June 30, 2005 and no later than June 30, 2010. To apply, please complete the checklist (from website), send a letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and an academic statement that includes research and teaching proposals.

Contact Info:

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
c/o Center for Africana Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Greenhouse 118
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD. 21218

Website: http://krieger.jhu.edu/research/mellon

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Franklin Research Grants

Grant Deadlines: October 1, 2009; December 1, 2009

Scope
The Franklin Research Grants, first given in 1933, are small grants to scholars intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Eligibility
Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

Award
From $1,000 to $6,000.

Deadlines
For applications and two letters of support:
* October 1, 2009, for a January 2010 decision for work in February through December
* December 1, 2009, for a March 2010 decision for work in April through December

Linda Musumeci
Research Administrator
American Philosophical Society
104 S. Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-440-3429
Email: lmusumeci@amphilsoc.org

Visit the website at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin.htm

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July 21, 2009

International Marketing/Student Recruitment Officer, London

International Marketing/Student Recruitment Officer –EThames Graduate School (UK)

The International Office of EThames Graduate School is seeking to appoint an International Marketing/Student Recruitment Officer who will be responsible for forming alliances with educational agencies and recruiting undergraduate and postgraduate students from either the Chinese or Russian speaking countries.

JOB SPECIFICATION

* To develop and manage an agent network in China or the Russian speaking countries

* Be responsible for recruiting students from these markets and meet relevant targets and deadlines

* Meet students and agents at the College, facilitate tours, answer queries

* Represent the college at Recruitment Fairs, Open Days, Educational Fairs, and Recruitment Functions as needed and directed.

* Regularly advise the Marketing Manager on sales and marketing issues

* Work on the implementation of pre and post application recruitment strategies; disseminating marketing information via mail-shots, brochures, flyers, etc

* Contact prospective students via phone, email and face to face, to encourage recruitment and to ensure high conversion rates from application to acceptance

* Assist with market research and competitor analysis, identifying and monitoring the activities of key competitors

PERSON SPEICIFICATION

The role is demanding and varied and likely to appeal to someone who enjoys a challenge, is eager to apply creative thinking to marketing, and has the ability to achieve set targets.

Candidates applying for this post will speak either fluent Russian or Chinese, preferably be educated to degree level (or equivalent), and have considerable experience in marketing Higher Education. The post requires someone with very strong oral and written communication skills, good time management and organisational skills, the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, be flexible and co-operative, and have well developed IT skills. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

For more information about EThames Graduate School please visit www.etgs.org.uk

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and the qualities that make you suitable for this position.

Please send to Ms Sally A Bennett, International Marketing Manager,
email: sally@etgs.org.u

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Counselor Advisor, WA

WorkFirst Counselor Advisor - Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood, WA

Full Time, Salary: $51,412 USD Per Year

Online App. Form: http://www.cptc.edu

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Assist students in clarifying their educational and career goals.

2. Advise prospective, new, and enrolled students of the requirements for their program(s).

3. Interpret college placement test scores for appropriate placement.

4. Administer and interpret vocational and career assessments.

5. Perform outreach activities that may include attending and assisting with the coordination of counselor's conferences, career fairs, etc.

6. Liaison to student services and technical programs to assist with student concerns and WorkFirst program activities.

7. Create interventions including, but not limited to, workshops focused on student success and retention; i.e. career information sessions.

8. Work with appropriate college departments and other institutions to maintain accurate current curriculum and program information.

9. Provide supportive guidance and make appropriate referrals for WorkFirst students.

10. Work with college faculty and staff to promote student success.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.

2. Work performed in an office setting; however, some lifting, bending, stooping, and prolonged periods of sitting or standing are required.

3. Requires the use of a computer keyboard and monitor for extended periods of time.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Master's Degree in student development administration, counseling, or related field.

2. Knowledge of current counseling techniques and practices.

3. Counseling certification.

4. Experience counseling, teaching, and advising diverse populations.

5. Experience working on a team and in collaborative environment.

6. Two years experience in educational institution and/or public agency.

7. Computer literate with demonstrated ability to use software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. WorkFirst Program experience.

2. Bilingual in Spanish, Korean, or Russian.

Application Information

Postal Address:

Anne Mauch
Human Resources
Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Phone: 253-589-5645
Fax: 253-589-5755

Email Address: anne.mauch@cptc.edu

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July 20, 2009

Russian Linguistics, Norway

Deadline: August 15, 2009

Associate professor or lecturer in Russian Linguistics: University of Troms (Norway)

Three-year replacement position in Russian language and linguistics at the University of Troms for 2010-2012.

We expect to hire either an associate professor or a lecturer with native or near-native competency in Russian and good competence in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.

A candidate with research interests that are compatible with our research groupwill be preferred. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2009. Additional questions may be directed to:

Tore Nesset, tel. +47 77 64 56 33, e-mail: tore.nesset@uit.no

http://uit.no/humfak/8775/?PHPSESSID=4c08b00eee8573ba9e5daefedfb2d96f

The following reference number must be quoted in your application: Ref. 2009/4303

Associate Professor/University Lecturer in Russian Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities, Department of language and linguistics (temporary osition) for the period 1.1.2010 - 31.12.2012

For further information, please contact:
Head of Department Endre Mrck, tel. +47 77 64 42 38, e-mail: endre.morck@uit.no

or Tore Nesset, tel. +47 77 64 56 33, e-mail: tore.nesset@uit.no

For appointment as an associate professor, the minimum requirement is a Norwegian doctorate degree or an equivalent qualification. For appointment s a university lecturer the minimum requirement is a masters degree or equivalent. (See more details below.)

In addition, applicants must be able to document teaching qualifications either by having attended a seminar on university-level teacher, other teaching education or having collected a teaching portfolio. In special circumstances, documented practical teaching skills may also be assessed as sufficient. Since this is a temporary position, the requirement for teaching qualifications may be weighted less in certain cases.

The applicant should have a good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. (See more details below.)

For associate professor the following rule is the norm:

In principle each employee at this rank shall divide her/his working time equally between teaching and research/research-related tasks and research administration when specified time for other tasks has been deducted. 5 % of working time is deducted for administrative tasks.

For university lecturer the following rule is the norm:

In principle each employee at this rank shall use up to 20 % of their working time for research/research-related tasks and research administration and 80 % for teaching, when specified time for other tasks has been deducted. 5 % of working time is deducted for administrative tasks.

For appointment as an associate professor, the minimum requirement is a doctorate degree and masters degree in Russian linguistics or an equivalent qualification. For appointment as university lecturer the minimum requirement is a masters degree in Russian linguistics or equivalent. It is required that the applicant has a formal background and teaching experience in Russian as a foreign language. Applicants with a research profile which is relevant for the research in Russian which is taking place at the Department of language and linguistics (see http://uit.no/humfak/8775/1) will be preferred. The person appointed for the position should have native speaker competence or near-native speaker competence in Russian and be able to teach practical Russian at all levels (bachelor, master and ph.d.) and supervise students both at lower and higher levels. In addition it may be necessary to teach in joint and interdisciplinary courses, depending on the appointees competence and the interests of the Department.

The successful applicant must be willing to engage himself/herself in the ongoing development of his/her discipline and the university as a whole.

The remuneration for associate professor is in accordance with the State wage scale code 1011. A university lecturer will be paid in accordance with the State wage scale code 1009. A compulsory contribution of 2 % is made to the Norwegian State Pension Fund.

The position is based in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Troms. The faculty has approximately 120 permanent positions, of which 20 provide technical and administrative support. The Faculty conducts research, teaching and scholarly work in Comparative Literature, and General Linguistics.

Information and Library Science, English, Finnish, French, Greek and Latin, Art, Scandinavian Languages (and creative writing), Russian, Smi, Spanish and German. Scholarly positions are grouped in two departments based on research discipline, the Department of Culture and Literature, and the Department of Languages and Linguistics. In addition, the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics - A Norwegian Center of Excellence (CASTL) is located in the Faculty. The position announced herein is based in the Department of Languages and Linguistics.

The current strategic areas of research supported in the Faculty relate to investigation of the cultures of the Circumpolar region (broadly understood) and theoretical linguistics.

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Primary emphasis will be placed on assessment of submitted scientific works. Teaching qualifications, popularisation/ dissemination and policy and administration work will also be considered.

Information and material to be considered must be submitted within the closing date for applications. Applicants must provide names of possible references.

N.B. Applicants shall complete and submit the form regarding teaching qualifications, http://uit.no/persok/arbeidsforhold/6

Applicants must submit a list of all their scientific works including details of publication.

The application is to be submitted electronically on the application form available at: www.jobbnorge.no

In addition, the application, including CV, certified copies of diplomas and references, the completed form regarding teaching qualifications and the list of scientific works, must be sent in five copies within the closing date for applications, directly to:

Det humanistiske fakultet
Universitetet i Troms
9037 TROMS

SCIENTIFIC WORKS published or unpublished that the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the evaluation process must be submitted in three copies arranged as three complete sets. The scientific works shall be sent, within the closing date for applications, directly to:

Det humanistiske fakultet
Universitetet i Troms
9037 TROMS

Applicants shall also refer to Supplementary regulations for appointment to teaching and research positions at the University of Troms (in Norwegian only) and Regulations for employment and promotion for teaching and research positions (in Norwegian only), http://uit.no/persok/arbeidsforhold/6

The University of Troms wishes to increase the proportion of female researchers. In the event that two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. may be directed to the telephone reference in the advertisement. According to personnel policy objectives that the staff shall reflect the composition of the population in general, both with respect to gender and cultural multiplicity, women and persons with a minority ethnic background in particular are encouraged to apply. The University of Troms is an IW (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise, and will try to adapt the working conditions for employees with impaired capacity.

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: Director, Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region, Bloomington

Director, Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region – Indiana University, Bloomington

Indiana University (IU) is seeking a new director for its Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), a Title VI-funded Language Resource Center developing teaching materials for the languages of the regions of Central Asia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Xinjiang, and Mongolia. The successful applicant will administer a large Title VI federal grant, supervise up to ten language materials developers and staff, seek out and apply for new grants in a wide variety of fields related to Central Asian language pedagogy, and interact with IU units and federal agencies, including the U.S. military, and others.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in linguistics or one of the relevant Russian, Turkic, Mongolian, or Iranian languages, a solid grounding in language pedagogy and Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL), proven management skills in an American university, and an entrepreneurial spirit in seeking funding. Familiarity with Second Language Acquisition (SLA) desirable. Initial appointment is anticipated to be 3-5 years. Salary and possibility of teaching in area of specialty negotiable.

Applications should include a cover letter that includes statement of management philosophy, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of effective management of programs and fund raising. Evidence of expertise in language pedagogy, including articles or other materials published or supervised. For interest in teaching, please submit scholarly articles in area of specialty. Please send applications to:

Professor Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig,
CeLCAR Search Committee Chair,
c/o Dawn Edwards,
College of Arts and Sciences,
Kirkwood Hall 104,
Bloomington, Indiana 47405.

Screening will begin July 15, 2009 until position is filled. Indiana University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

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UCD School of History and Archives, Ireland

Postdoctoral Researcher - UCD School of History and Archives (Ireland)

Closing Date: 24 July 2009

Ref: 003846

Post Duration: Temporary 4 Years

As part of the European Research Council-funded project on "Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War (1917-1923)", University College Dublin (UCD) is offering three four-year Post- Doctoral Fellowships for candidates wishing to undertake research on the history of paramilitary violence after the Great War from an international comparative perspective. Successful applicants will be working with Dr Robert Gerwarth as recipient of the ERC grant.

Applications from scholars working on the demobilisation of colonial troops, the Russian Civil War, or the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire are particularly encouraged, but all other applications are also welcome.

Candidates are expected to complete a monograph during the tenure of the fellowship and to contribute to the organization of the overall project.

Please note

As part of the application procedure candidates are required to give a brief description (500 words) of the proposed research to be undertaken during the tenure of the fellowship.

Salary: $31,745 per annum

For further details, or to make an application, please visit our website www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies

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Russia and Inner Asia, Hong Kong

Professor/Associate Professor: Lingnan University (Hong Kong)

A New Era for Liberal Arts Education in Hong Kong Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions. Adopting a whole-person approach to education, it offers a wide range of honours bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate programmes up to the doctoral level in the disciplines of arts, business an d social sciences.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Applications are invited for the following positions, which will be tenable from mid-August 2010 or by mutual agreement thereafter:

(Post: Ref. 09/81/JAC)

The History faculty at Lingnan University, international in composition and intellectual orientation, seeks to build upon existing strengths in East Asia, Western Europe, and North America with our eighth full-time appointment in a complementary field. The appointee should demonstrate competence to cover courses in one or more of the following areas: (a) South Asia and Southeast Asia; (b) South Asia and Africa; (c) Russia and Inner Asia; (d) Inner Asia and China and (e) Southern Hemisphere Atlantic. Research expertise is open, but research interests should ideally complement teaching responsibilities.

All applicants should have a PhD degree in the discipline of History or Area Studies, complemented by a record of teaching experience and research commensurate with rank based on international standards. For appointment as Associate Professor, applicants should have at least five years of relevant teaching experience and a sound record of research and scholarly activities. For appointment as Professor, applicants should possess substantially more in the way of research and teaching experience, based on a significant body of scholarly publications and other academic achievements.

Applicants are required to provide information about their research record and evidence of quality teaching. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Proof of academic leadership is highly desirable. The successful appointee is expected to have a strong and ongoing commitment to research and teaching as well as a willingness to serve to the Department, the University, and the community.

Further information of the Department and its programmes and activities can be obtained from the departmental website:
http://www.ln.edu.hk/history/

Conditions of Appointment:

The monthly salary ranges are as follows: Professor – around HK$75,500 to HK$101,400; Associate Professor – around HK$61,600 to HK$81,200 (approximate exchange rate: US$1=HK$7.8). The rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefit s, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, housing benefits and incoming pas sage and baggage for eligible appointees.

Appointment will normally be made on an initial fixed-term contract of three years, renewable subject to mutual agreement. After appointment, accelerated substantiation may be considered for appointees with exceptional records of teaching and research.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to forward their dossier (including letters of recommendation), together with a personal data sheet ( Form R1) which is obtainable from the University’s homepage at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/appform.htm to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax (852) 2891-5782, or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format).

Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin in June 2009. Please specify the post/level you are app lying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. The University reserves the right not to fill the posts or to fill the posts by invitation or by search.

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Sabbatical Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Fellowship Deadline: October 15, 2009

Eligibility

The Sabbatical Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences program is open to mid-career faculty of universities and 4-year colleges in the United States who have been granted a sabbatical/research year but for whom financial support from the home institution is available for only part of the year. Candidates must not have had a financially supported leave at any time subsequent to September 1, 2007. The doctoral degree must have been conferred no later than 2002 and no earlier than 1989.

Stipend and Tenure

$30,000 to $40,000 for the second half of an awarded sabbatical year. The precise amount of each fellowship will be determined by the committee. Tenure of the fellowship is for the academic year 2010-2011 or for the calendar year 2011.

Applications

Complete applications (see How to Apply for submission information) include materials listed below.

1. Application:

* Cover sheet, including contact information, eligibility criteria, and information on the letter writers.

* Letter from a university official, approving leave for sabbatical/research year, or affirming eligibility for leave, and giving date when final approval will be forthcoming

* Statement of the project, in three sections: (1) purpose, methodology, and interpretive framework; (2) how the project will contribute to present knowledge of the subject; and (3) work accomplished to date. The statement must not exceed the equivalent of 4 double-spaced typed pages (approximately 1,000 words).

* Applicant's curriculum vitae, maximum of three pages; including education, work experience, and publications of monographs and articles in peer-reviewed journals, indicating with an asterisk the publications that are particularly significant to the present proposal.

* Writing sample, a maximum of 15 photocopied pages from a work in print.

2. Three letters, which MUST be received by October 15.

Deadline and Notification

Applications and letters must be received by October 15. Written notification is sent in March.

Linda Musumeci
Research Administrator
American Philosophical Society
104 S. Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-440-3429
Email: lmusumeci@amphilsoc.org

Visit the website at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/sabbatical.htm

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The Changing Landscape of East-Central Europe since 1700, 09/24-26/2009, Oxford

The 4th conference of the Forum of British, Czech and Slovak Historians will be held at the University of Oxford on 24-26 September 2009. The conference aim is to study modern landscape history transnationally and comparatively with a special focus on East-Central Europe.

To register, and for more information, please contact Jane Cunning: jane.cunning@history.ox.ac.uk

http://www.ceelbas.ac.uk/ceelbas-news/events/conferences/changinglandscape

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME:
"The Changing Landscape of East-Central Europe since 1700 in Transnational Context"

Thursday 24th-Saturday 26th September 2009
History Faculty, George Street, Oxford, England.

Thursday 24th September
13.30: Registration
14.00: Welcome & Keynote Lecture: Verena Winiwarter: Rivers as Socio-natural Sites: Conceptual Considerations for an Environmental History of the Danube River Basin.
15.15: Tea/Coffee Break
15.45: Jozef Tancer: Landscape Perception in Hungarian Travelogues in the 18th and early 19th Centuries.
Eva Chodejovska: Behind the City Walls: Early Modern Prague in Visual Sources.
Markus Cerman: Changes in Early-modern Economic Landscapes: Proto-industrial Employment in 18th century Bohemia.
18.00: Keynote Speaker: Eva Semotanova: Changes of the Czech Historical Landscape: Theory, Methods and Examples.
19.30 for 19.45: Pre dinner drinks: Conference Dinner at Oriel College.

Friday 25th September
9.00 Alice Velkova: The Influence of Social Change in Czech Rural Society on the Landscape in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Roman Holec: Industrialization and the Changing Landscape in the Kingdom of Hungary, 1780-1918.
Peter Bugge: Landscapes and National Character in 19th Century Bohemia.
11.00: Tea/Coffee Break
11.30: Ales Vyskocil: The Changing Hinterland of Industrial Centres in the 19th Century Bohemian Lands.
Claire Nolte: Praga caput regni: Celebrating Slavic Prague on the Eve of the Great War.
13.00: Lunch (provided in Faculty of History)
14.30: Katya Kocourek: Northern Bohemian Landscape and Integral Nationalism: the Conservation of Czechoslovak National Politics, 1925-31.
Mark Cornwall: The Conquest of Mount Jested: German and Czech Perceptions of the North Bohemian Landscape 1880-1940.
16.00: Tea/Coffee Break
16.30-18.00: Ludovit Hallon: Landscape Changes against the Background of Industrialization and De-Industrialization in Slovakia, 1918-45.
Rajendra Chitnis: Tracing the Changing Landscape in Fiction: The Case of Moravian Wallachia.
19.30: Dinner (Venue to be confirmed) and Keynote Address: Christopher Smout: Wasteland or Resource? The Problem of the British Peat lands since 1700..

Saturday 26th September
9.00: Martin Brown: Frontiers, Landscapes and Zones: Central Europe as an Arena for Cold War, 1945-75.
Mikulas Huba: Landscape Changes and Environmental Problems in Slovakia since 1948.
Robert Pynsent: Landscapes of the Vanquished: A Czech Travel-Writer of the 1940s
11.00: Tea/Coffee Break
11.30: Post 1989 Panel: Adam Fagan: Green Politics after Socialism: two Decades of Democracy on Environmental Activism in the Czech Republic and beyond
Christopher Pickvance: Understanding Environmental Mobilization and Environmental Policy in Hungary: how well do 'Western' Conceptual Frameworks travel?
13.30: Lunch (provided).

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July 17, 2009

Research Fellowships for PhD-students, Institute of European History Mainz

Research Fellowships for PhD-students

The Institute of European History (IEG) awards 10 fellowships for international PhD-students for a research stay in Mainz from January 2010.

The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe - comparative or transnational resp. transcultural projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes, as well as projects on concepts and perceptions of »Europe« and »Europeanness« in the period since c. 1450. The intellectual, religious and philosophical dimensions of European history are covered as well.

The proposed projects should require a research stay in Mainz for at least 6 months. Funding is EUR 1.000/month. A health insurance subsidy as well as a family subsidy (if applied for in advance) are granted as well.

At the IEG fellows can pursue their individual research projects in a tranquil yet inspiring atmosphere. According to their special fields and interests, they are invited to collaborate with the Institute’s research units
(see http://www.ieg-mainz.de/forschungsbereiche).

Research fellows live and work at the Institute in Mainz. They may occasionally consult archives, libraries, and specialists or attend conferences outside Mainz as well. The Institute’s library (220 000 holdings, more than 500 current periodicals) is available to them for their research.

The linguae academicae at the IEG are German and English; fellows must have a passive command of both and an active command of at least one of the two languages so as to participate in the discussions at the Institute.

Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background. Applicants must have a first degree in history or theology. They should not be older than 32 years and should not have pursued their PhD-work for more than three years when taking up the fellowship, but well-founded exceptions are possible. PhDs-theses are being supervised and completed at the fellows' home universities.

Applications must be posted by August 22nd, 2009.

Please send your application via e-mail to:
Institut für Europäische Geschichte
Die Direktoren Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel und Prof. Dr. Heinz Duchhardt
Betreff: Stipendienbewerbung
ieg3@ieg-mainz.de

Please attach (as one file) the application form (download:http://www.ieg-mainz.de/stipendienprogramm/) including
- a curriculum vitae
- a list of publications (if available)
- a brief description of the proposed research topic with a detailled
working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (5–6 pages, up to 1.500 words)
- the name and contact details of an external academic expert notaffiliated to the applicant's institution, who may be contacted by the IEG

In addition, please direct copies of university transcripts and two expertises on the proposed research project by two senior academic scholars (in closed envelope or to be sent directly by the referee to the IEG) prior to the appliction deadline via air mail to
Institut für Europaeische Geschichte
Referat Stipendien
Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19
55116 Mainz
Germany

Contact: Ulrike Moritz, Referat Stipendien ieg3@ieg-mainz.de
0049-6131-3939365

Further information: http://www.ieg-mainz.de/stipendienprogramm

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Literary Theory / Literary Studies & Linguistics / Popular Culture

Call for Papers

Journal of Literary Theory. Edited by Fotis Jannidis, Gerhard Lauer and Simone Winko.

The Journal of Literary Theory invites contributions for volume 4 to appear in 2010:

The Journal of Literary Theory is an international forum for debate in literary theory. JLT takes an interdisciplinary approach and is open to a broad variety of theories and methods, promoting their study, research, and development.
JLT reaches out to disciplines dealing with theoretical foundations of the study of literature as well as to related fields of research such as linguistics, psychology, musicology, art theory, and film studies, insofar as these are concerned with the analysis or interpretation of aesthetic objects.
Above all, the journal aims to publish work on fundamental issues in methodology and the construction of theories and concepts, as well as articles on particular literary theories. Historical case studies are accepted only if they adopt a predominantly systematic perspective, contribute to the reconstruction of the history of literary theory, or pursue innovative methods.

Contributions are accepted in English or German and should not exceed 50,000 characters.

Articles can be sent in anytime to JLT@phil.uni-goettingen.de.

Additionally, each issue of JLT includes a section on a selected special topic; coming up are:

Literary Studies & Linguistics
- Manuscript deadline will be May 15th 2010

Popular Culture
- Manuscript deadline will be July 15th 2010

Submissions are selected in a blind review process and accepted for publication by an international advisory board.

For further information please contact the editorial office at JLT@phil.uni-goettingen.de or go to www.JLTonline.de.

JLT - Journal of Literary Theory
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Seminar für Deutsche Philologie
Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3
37073 Göttingen
0049 - (0)551 - 39 - 7516

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July 15, 2009

Gender, Place and Space, 03/25-27/2010, South Bend

CALL FOR PAPERS
"Gender, Place and Space: An Interdisciplinary Conference."
The University of Notre Dame,
South Bend, Indiana
March 25-27, 2010

This conference aims to bring together scholars from across the disciplines to investigate the many intersections and problematics of gender, place, and space. Space, place and gender have been key topics in areas such as architecture, law, history, sociology, urban studies, area studies, literary criticism, cultural studies, film studies, and gender. Scholars are invited to address the issue of gender, place and space through a variety of disciplinary approaches, investigating a wide range of real and imagined places and spaces.

Scholars might consider masculine spaces, feminine spaces, queer spaces, or virtual spaces; spaces such as the home, the office, the railroad, the apartment, the museum, the store, the church; the urban, the rural, the suburban; spaces as represented in various texts and discourses; uses of space; theories of space, and more.

Proposals should consist of a 200 word abstract of the paper, a list of three keywords, and a brief biographical statement listing your title, the name of your college or university, and your areas of research and writing Please indicate technology needs, such as powerpoint or DVD.

Proposals are due by September 1, 2009

Send proposals to Pamela Wojcik, Director of Gender Studies, The University of Notre Dame, by email: Pamela.Wojcik.5@nd.edu

Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Director of Gender Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Film, TV and Theatre
325 O'Shaughnessey Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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July 14, 2009

Cold War International History Project, Washington D.C.

Application Deadline: August 7, 2009

CALL FOR INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS
FALL 2009 CWIHP INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interns at the Project will assist with research at archives and libraries, editing document manuscripts, publishing, translating, and disseminating CWIHP bulletins and working papers, coordinating scholarly conferences, and answering various information requests. Interns at CWIHP are at the forefront of the debate and research over the historiography of the Cold War and will gain valuable knowledge from interaction with CWIHP staff, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows as well as visiting scholars.

CWIHP's internship appointments are generally consistent with academic semesters (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer / three to four months); although appointments are made throughout the year for periods of varying length. No internship will exceed one year in duration.

Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills; be extremely attentive to detail; be able to work independently and as part of group; be enrolled in a degree program, have graduated, and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program within the next year. Knowledge of a foreign language (especially Albanian, Czech, Romanian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, Polish, Bulgarian, or Vietnamese) and/or experience with Adobe InDesign publishing software is helpful, but not necessary.

This internship with the Cold War International History Project is unpaid, though we do offer interns the opportunity to earn academic credit in accordance with their programs' requirements. As a general rule, our office is looking for individuals who are willing to devote at least 14 to 21 hours per week.

The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns. Internships are open to all U.S. residents and qualified foreign students with U.S. Student Visas (F1).

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to the Cold War Project at: coldwar@wilsoncenter.org

The Cold War International History Project is a research institute and clearinghouse for international Cold War history.
The Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials, and perspectives from the former "Communist bloc" and beyond.

Based at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., CWIHP disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular, new archival findings from non-western sources. WIHP seeks to transcend barriers of language, geography, and regional specialization to create new links among scholars interested in Cold War history.

Cold War International History Project
Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
coldwar@wilsoncenter.org
Tel: 202/691-4110

The Cold War International History Project was established at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., in 1991 with the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Visit http://www.cwihp.org for more information.

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Can These Bones Come To Life?: Insights from Re-construction, Re-enactment, and Re-creation, 05/13-16/2010, Kalamazoo

Can These Bones Come To Life?: Insights from Re-construction, Re-enactment, and Re-creation

42nd International Conference on Medieval Studies

Kalamazoo, MI, May 13-16, 2010

We invite dancers, musicians and musicologists, historical fencers, armorers, brewers, theater historians and performers, textile researchers, and scholars in other fields to submit papers for a unique interdisciplinary session on the insights into history that can be gained from attempts to reconstruct medieval arts, as well as the historiographical issues involved in such work. Proposals for papers should discuss practical insights gained from such projects, how these insights modify existing scholarship or solve a research question, and the historiographical issues involved therein—i.e., to what extent we can hope to play music, perform passion plays, ride horses, weave cloth, brew mead, make armor, or wield swords as medieval people did, and why.

Ken Mondschein
Higgins Armory Museum
100 Barber Ave # 11
Worcester, MA 01606-2444

No calls, please

Email: mondschein@fordham.edu
Visit the website at http://historicalfencing.org

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Western Association of Women's Historians, 05/20-23/2010, Tacoma

Deadline: October 15, 2009

Western Association of Women's Historians 42 Annual Conference University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA May 20-23, 2010

The program committee welcomes proposals for panels (preferred) or single papers (also welcome) on any historical subject, time period or region. The program committee seeks to emphasize that the papers do not have to focus on women's or gender history, although those issues are of interest to the membership. All periods of history are welcome, especially non-U.S. subjects. Panels, workshops, or roundtables on issues in the historical profession are also encouraged.

WAWH offers a prize for the best paper presented at the WAWH meeting.

Proposals must include each of the following:
1. A cover sheet (found at WWW.Wawh.org)
2. A one-half to one page abstract for each paper submitted
3. One two page curriculum vitae for each panelist

Mail six sets of proposal material to the program committee co-chair, postmarked by October 15, 2009:

Dr. Nancy Page Fernandez
Freshmen Programs
California State University, Fullerton
Langsdorf Hall, Suite #216
800 North State Street
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599

Should you have questions contact either program co-chair.

Nancy Page Fernandez: npfernandez@fullerton.edu

or Kathleen Kennedy: Kathleen.Kennedy@wwu.edu

A complete program announcement can be found at www.wahw.edu under upcoming conferences. Presenters are required to preregister and to become WAWH members.

Nancy Page Fernandez
Freshman Programs
California State University, Fullerton
Langsdorf Hall Suite #216
800 North State college BLVD
Fullerton, CA 92831-3500

or

Kathleen Kennedy

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Brock Review

Deadline: September 30, 2009

The Brock Review (general issue)

The Brock Review is seeking submissions for an upcoming general issue (Volume 11, Number 1). Articles that focus on any research topic in the Humanities will be considered for publication, but articles addressing interdisciplinary topics are especially encouraged. Creative pieces will also be considered for publication in this issue. Deadline for submissions to this general issue is September 30, 2009.

Please visit the journal website for article guidelines and submission instructions. The website address is: http://www.brocku.ca/brockreview

The Brock Review is an online refereed journal published by the Humanities Research Institute at Brock University.

Dr. Keri Cronin
Editor, The Brock Review
c/o Department of Visual Arts
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, ON L2T 4C2
CANADA

Email: keri.cronin@brocku.ca

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Concepts of "Race" in the Humanities, 10/26-28/2010, Haifa

Deadline: September 15, 2009

Concepts of "Race" in the Humanities

Israel

Conference organizers: Dr. Amos Morris-Reich/Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society at the University of Haifa (amos.morris.reich@gmail.com);

Dr. Dirk Rupnow/Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck (dirk.rupnow@uibk.ac.at)

Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society, University of Haifa October 26-28, 2010

In the decades following World War II, the Holocaust, and decolonization, “race” slowly but surely lost much of its legitimacy as a cultural, political and scientific category. Nevertheless, for much of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, concepts of race enjoyed widespread currency, playing an integral role in numerous fields of knowledge, in some cases even serving as an essential basis. Race, a concept normally identified far more with biology, genetics and anthropology than with the humanities, has implications both biological and cultural. Accordingly, since the mid-1980s, much critical historical work has been undertaken to shed light on the role of race in these fields. In particular, scholars in the field of anthropology have done a great deal in recent years to expose the role of racist concepts in its history and practice, as well as on the connections between race and imperialism, and race and power.

No organized study of similar scale has been attempted with regard to the role of race in the history of the humanities. On the surface, the very notion of Geisteswissenschaften or humanities, with all their idealistic and humanistic overtones, would seem fundamentally incompatible with the history of prejudice, discrimination, and exclusion that one typically associates with race. Yet from linguistics to art history, musicology to religious and Bible studies, history to literary studies, notions of race were present in the history of the humanities, in a manner which crossed disciplinary, cultural and national lines. Race has a long-standing, deep-seated history in the humanities, vestiges of which are still discernible in modern scholarship.

At this conference, we intend to analyze different disciplines and national backgrounds from a multidisciplinary perspective, starting from the late 18th century. Guiding questions for the papers may include: At what point did notions of race surface in the humanities, and where did they come from? What roles have they played in various fields within the humanities, particularly with regard to epistemic categories? Are there notions of race that are specific to the humanities? Is the history of race significant to the development of the humanities as a whole? We also hope to draw comparisons, both conceptual and genealogical: How do the humanities and natural sciences differ? Are concepts of race biological or cultural in nature? What is the relationship between notions of race in the natural sciences and humanities, and have there been points of mutual exchange of concepts, ideas, categories and objects of research between the two fields? While these questions must be addressed from a critical perspective, the conference also aims to foster an empirical basis for further research and discussion. Although the German case is central to any such history, the conference will not focus exclusively on German history, but will rather seek a much broader context to account for the longer, broader history and legacy of notions of race in the humanities.

The aim of this conference is to bring together both young and established scholars from different countries and different fields within the humanities to study and explore the role of notions of race in different branches of the humanities. The organizers hope to cover travel and lodging for all participants. An edited work is expected to follow the conference – not the conference proceedings per se, but a work based on a selection of the papers presented. The organizers plan to work with the authors to produce a distinctive and coherent collection.

Please e-mail a proposed title for your paper, abstract (max. 250 words/1 page) and short CV (max. 2 pages) to the conference organizers listed above. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Proposals should be submitted by September 15, 2009.

Dr. Dirk Rupnow
Institute for Contemporary History
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
A-6020 Innsbruck

Phone: +43-512-507-4408, Fax: -2889
www.uibk.ac.at/zeitgeschichte
Email: dirk.rupnow@uibk.ac.at

Visit the website at http://bucerius.haifa.ac.il/

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Genocide Denial in Legal and Public Discourse

Deadline: August 7, 2009

Genocide Denial in Legal and Public Discourse

In June 2007 a group of young scholars from the Karman Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Bern hold an international, interdisciplinary workshop on the denial of genocide in legal and public discourse.

http://www.karmancenter.unibe.ch/karman-center/the_projects/historical_justice/genocide-denial

The motive for the workshop was based on the question; if the denial of genocide ought to be considered a criminal act or not. This examination was set against the background of an ongoing debate driven by the schism between the claim for freedom of speech versus the protection of the victims of mass violence and their descendants. The workshop attempted to give a forum to an open discussion, where young scholars from various backgrounds got an opportunity to discuss different perspectives and approaches to a contested issue.

A publication of the contributions is still on the agenda. We do have a publisher but fair contributions are missing. However, the topic of genocide denial is of high relevance as it was visible for instance in the debate on holocaust denial on facebook or the debate on the lifting of the excommunication of Bishop Williamson, who is a Holocaust denier, by Pope Benedict XVI.

Interesting and substantial contributions (in English or German) are welcome. Please, send an abstract (not more than 500 words) until August 7, 2009. We will inform you if your abstract has been accepted by September 1, 2009. Then we will give you all needed information in detail concerning our proceeding and time schedule. We are planning to publish the book in summer/autumn 2010. Therefore, we would need the papers by February 2010.

Editors: Jenny Tillmanns (Karman Center, University of Bern) and Martino Mona (Law Faculty, University of Bern)

Jenny Tillmanns
Karman Center for Advanced Studies
in the Humanities
Falkenplatz 16
CH-3012 Bern

tel. +41 31 631 54 81
Email: jenny.tillmanns@googlemail.com

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AWSS 2009 Graduate Essay Prize

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2009

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS -- AWSS 2009 GRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE

The 2009 AWSS Graduate Essay Prize will be awarded to the best dissertation chapter or article-length essay in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a woman or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies written by a woman or a man. This competition is open only to current doctoral students or to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2008-2009. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written in 2008-2009. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated).

The award carries a cash prize of $250; the winner will be announced at the AAASS national convention in November.

Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee:

Prof. Margaret Beissinger
Department of Slavic Languages
249 East Pyne
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Prof. Cathy Frierson
7 Charland Terrace
Waterville, ME 04901

Dr. Dunja Popovic'
86 Buckingham St. #4
Cambridge, MA 02138

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July 13, 2009

Romani mobilities in Europe, 01/14-15/2010, Oxford

Deadline: September 25, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS
Romani mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives
International Conference

Oxford, 14-15 January 2010

Convened by Nando Sigona and Roger Zetter, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford is organizing an international conference on the theme of /Romani mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives/. The conference is part of ‘Mapping Romani mobilities in Europe’, a two-year research project funded by the John Fell Oxford University Press Research Fund.

The main aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students from across a variety of disciplines to discuss the multiple dimensions and impacts of Romani mobilities in Europe. We invite proposals for papers which investigate the variety and directions of contemporary Romani mobilities into, out of and within the EU and locate them in the broader political, social, historical and cultural context. We welcome in particular proposals that focus on one or more of the following areas:

- Provide historical perspectives on policy and practice aimed at governing Romani mobilities;
- Interrogate, through the Roma case, the concept and practice of freedom of movement in the EU;
- Investigate broader demographic trends or specific migratory movements of Roma in the EU;
- Explore the relationship between different legal statuses and patterns and directions of Romani mobility;
- Explore Romani politics in the enlarged EU and the process of Europeanisation of the Roma issue, looking in particular at international NGOs, Roma elite and grassroots activism;
- Investigate the relationship between indigenous and long-established Romani communities and newly arrived Roma migrants;
- Discuss continuities and discontinuities in public discourses and social policies for Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in the EU;
- Explore settlement and resettlement issues in the context of widespread anti-Gypsyism;
- Analyse the impacts of migration on identity and cultural production.

Gender perspectives and methodological issues of research sensitivity and ethics are significant crosscutting themes throughout all these topics. Those wishing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract (max 300 words) and a brief CV (max 150 words) to the conference organiser, Nando Sigona, nando.sigona@qeh.ox.ac.uk by Friday 25th September 2009. We will inform applicants of the decision of the organizing committee by 2nd October 2009. Full written papers will then be submitted by 5th January 2010.

The conference will take place on 14-15 January 2010 and will feature a range of plenary and panel sessions and a keynote lecture by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne MEP.

For full details see the Call for Papers at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/conf_conferences_140110.html
_____________________

Nando Sigona
Research Officer
Refugee Studies Centre
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road
OX1 3TB Oxford
United Kingdom
tel: +44(0)1865281703
fax: +44(0)1865281730
Email: nando.sigona@qeh.ox.ac.uk
Web: RSC www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/Sigona.html

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FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES 2010 – 2011

U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantships are offered in many countries worldwide. In most cases, grantees are placed in schools or universities outside of the capital cities. They are assigned various activities designed to improve their students’ language abilities and knowledge of the United States, while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country.

A total of nearly 600 English Teaching Assistantships are available in 43 different countries. Click a world region below for details on placement possibilities and host country language requirements:

· AFRICA

· ASIA

· EASTERN EUROPE

· MIDDLE EAST

· WESTERN EUROPE

· WESTERN HEMISPHERE

FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSIONS (all sessions will be held from 12:00-1:00pm in room 2609 SSWB)

Monday, July 13

Thursday, July 16

Thursday, July 23

Eligibility: To apply for this program through the University of Michigan, applicants must (a) be U-M students, alumni or staff; (b) be U.S. citizens; (c) have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and (d) demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project.

Deadline: The University of Michigan deadline is September 10, 2009.

Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Fulbright Program Advisors:

Undergraduates & Alumni: Kelly Peckens (kpeckens@umich.edu)

Graduate, Professional School & Arts Applicants: Amy Kehoe (akehoe@umich.edu)

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Woodrow Wilson International Center

Application deadline: October 1, 2009

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.

Kimberly Connor

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Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships, Woodrow Wilson Foundation--2010 Competition

Fellowship Deadline: 2009-11-15

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields to complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. At least 20 awards of $25,000 each will be available in the 2010 competition. Applications are available online only and will open the first week of September. To learn more, and to apply, visit http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe

Potential applicants who have questions AFTER a full review of the Newcombe Fellowship Web site may email billmaier@woodrow.org

Susan E. Billmaier
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Assistant Program Director

Office: 609-452-7007 (310)

Email: billmaier@woodrow.org

Visit the website at http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe

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Annuaire Roumain d'Anthropologie

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

Call for Papers for the 2010 issue

The editors of the Annuaire Roumain d’Anthropologie (ARA) invite submission for the 2010 issue. ARA is an international peer-reviewed journal celebrating its 45th anniversary. ARA publishes original research and reviews of anthropology covering paleoanthropology (human osteology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and paleopathology), bio-medical anthropology (auxology, behavioral ecology, epidemiology, medical anthropology, nutrition, and population biology), social and cultural anthropology, anthropological ethics and methodology, and overlapping areas.. The publishing languages are English and French, with an English-written abstract.

For other information and announcements you can write to:

• Andrei Soficaru (for paleoanthropology, human osteology, paleopathology) asoficaru@yahoo.com

• Consuel Ionică (for biological anthropology) consuelionica@hotmail.com

• Ştefan Dorondel (for social and cultural anthropology) dorondel@yahoo.com

Stefan Dorondel
Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology Bucharest
8 Bvd. Eroii Sanitari, 5th Sector, Bucharest, Romania

Phone: 0040-213175072

Email: dorondel@yahoo.com

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The Transnationality of Social Movements, 05/21-22/2010, Leuven

Deadline: October 31, 2009

The Transnationality of Social Movements - Leuven (Belgium)

History department, Free University of Brussels (VUB); research unit MoSA, Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven) 21.05.2010-22.05.2010, Leuven (Belgium)

In recent years, an interdisciplinary community of scholars has engaged in a debate about the transnational scope of social movements with an international focus. The anti-apartheid movement is considered by some as a trailblazer of present-day protest against neoliberal globalization, climate change, etc. Many of the current “anti-globalization” movements’ features, such as transnational cooperation, the use of media, and the mobility of activists, are said to have been prefigured by this important social movement of the Cold War era. Others argue that the nation state was, and still remains, the primal context of social movement mobilization. Despite common political goals, cultural symbols, patterns of protest, and synchronization of mobilization waves, and antipathy against the U.S., the peace movements in the 1980s, for instance, are presented by many as primarily national phenomena. The solidarity movements that were sparked by the crisis of the Polish communist regime are discussed in similar terms.

These debates are part of a larger debate on “globalization” and the role of NGOs therein. In an effort to historicise this process, a host of scholars are re-examining the projects of “internationalism” that have been propagated by NGOs and within inter-governmental bodies since the later decades of the nineteenth century.. Far from being a straightforward affair of spatial reconfiguration, this turn towards architectures of “global governance” has spawned many complementary and competing projects under the rubric of Westernization, Europeanization, Third Worldism, etc. The conference aims to gather historians and social scientists having an expertise in the study of social movements in order to discuss the issues of national differentiation, cross-border cooperation and transnational identity construction. It is especially concerned with transnational contact within the Atlantic World of Europe and northern America and aims to analyze social movement structures, networks, identities, and praxis. It encourages comparative analyses of a diachronical or synchronical nature. Papers that elaborate on a more theoretical level are particularly welcomed.

Possible questions for analysis

-Is it possible to discern longer-term cycles of grassroots mobilization and social movement institutionalization?

-What are the differences between the contributions of “older” social movements (e.g. labour and church organizations) and “newer”, more specialized social movement organizations?

-Should certain transnational “moments of change” (1884, 1917, 1945, 1968, and 1989) be regarded as thresholds in a widening and deepening process of globalization?

-Why did certain geographical regions or international issues develop into focal points of social movement mobilization?

-Have current social movements made a faithful leap from internationalism to globalism?

Practical

- organized by the history department at the VUB & the research unit MoSA at K.U.Leuven

- The conference is scheduled in May 2010

- Selected papers will be published in Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire – Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis, accepting contributions in English, French, Dutch or German

Applicants should submit a 500 word proposal and a brief C.V. (in Word or PDF format) before 31 October 2009 to Mr. Kim Christiaens Kim.Christiaens@arts.kuleuven.be

Participants whose papers have been accepted will be notified by 30 November 2009.

Please send all queries to the same address.

Kim Christiaens
KU Leuven
Research Unit Modernity & Society 1800-2000

Email: kim.christiaens@arts.kuleuven.be

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July 10, 2009

Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 08/02-05/2010, Cambridge

Deadline: August 13, 2009

5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

2-5 August 2010

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

http://thesocialsciences.com/Conference-2009/

The Conference will address interdisciplinary practices across the social sciences, and between the social sciences and the natural sciences, applied sciences and the professions. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the social sciences, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely Conference.

Call for Papers

If you intend to present a paper at the Conference, your participation begins with submission of a paper proposal. For information on proposals, presentation types, and other options, see: http://thesocialsciences.com/conference-2010/call-for-papers/#ppt

To submit a proposal, see: http://thesocialsciences.com/conference-2010/call-for-papers/. Please note that if your proposal is accepted, you will then need to register for the Conference.

Registration

Those who submit paper proposals should register following the acceptance of the proposal. Conference delegates who do not intend to present may register at any time. For registration options or to register for the 2010 Social Science Conference, see: http://thesocialsciences.com/conference-2010/register/

Conference Themes

http://thesocialsciences.com/ideas/themes/

This knowledge community is brought together by a shared interest in interdisciplinary practices across the social sciences, and between the social sciences and the natural sciences, applied sciences and professions. The community interacts through an innovative, annual face-to-face conference, as well as year-round virtual relationships in a weblog, peer reviewed journal and book imprint - exploring the affordances of the new digital media. Members of this knowledge community include academics, educators, policy makers, public administrators, research practitioners and research students.

Email: support@thesocialsciences.com

Visit the website at http://thesocialsciences.com/Conference-2009/

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Russian, UM

2 Russian interns needed: 1 each for Fall Term ‘09 and Winter Term’10

to work as RUSLAN project liaisons at the Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County (http://www.jfsannarbor.org)

The work would be done in Russian with the Russophone JFS clients, and in English with staff and other organizations. The ideal candidate for this would be a graduate student, preferably someone interested in working with older adults, or interested in social work, or non-profit management and community agency work. However, any student with native or near native Russian language who has good communication skills in general, is self-motivated, hard-working, and flexible could be a good candidate.

Job description: native or near native speaker; assist JFS in coordinating the RUSLAN program, including developing further opportunities for student/client interaction. The Russian intern would also be able to gain a great deal of experience in working with Russophone client population through home visits, assisting in coordinating cultural events, assisting with paperwork regarding social services, health care, and housing, translating documents, and other tasks.

Hours/credits: 5-10 hrs per week (2-3 credits)

To apply: submit your application form by e-mail to Alina Makin, RUSLAN Project Coordinator, by August 1, 2009 (for Fall Term internship) or by December 1, 2009 (for Winter Term, 2010 internship). Interviews will be scheduled around the FT move-in time (late August/early September).

RUSLAN contact info:
Alina Makin, Project

Coordinator/Instructor:
resco@umich.edu
647-4376

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New Directions in the Humanities, 06/29-07/02/2010, Los Angeles

Deadline: August 13, 2009

8th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

29 June - 2 July 2010

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

http://thehumanities.com/Conference-2010/

The Conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers.

** Call for Papers **

If you intend to present a paper at the Conference, your participation begins with submission of a paper proposal. For information on proposals, presentation types, and other options, see:
http://thehumanities.com/conference-2010/call-for-papers/#ppt

To submit a proposal, see: http://thehumanities.com/conference-2010/call-for-papers/

Please note that if your proposal is accepted, you will then need to register for the Conference.

** Registration **

Those who submit paper proposals should register following the acceptance of the proposal. Conference delegates who do not intend to present may register at any time. For registration options or to register for the 2010 Humanities Conference, see: http://thehumanities.com/conference-2010/register/

** Conference Themes **

http://thehumanities.com/ideas/themes/

This knowledge community is brought together by a shared commitment to the humanities and a concern for their future. The community interacts through an innovative, annual face-to-face conference, as well as year-round virtual relationships in a weblog, peer reviewed journal and book imprint - exploring the affordances of the new digital media. Members of this knowledge community include academics, educators and research students.

support@thehumanities.com

Visit the website at http://thehumanities.com/Conference-2010/

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Multilingual Realities in Translation

Deadline: May 1, 2010

Multilingual Realities in Translation

Special Issue (11.1, January 2011) for Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Cityscapes, landscapes, subway stations, tomato fields, universities, and bedrooms—the locales of multilingual or mixed language realities are everywhere. Yet literary and popular representations of multilingual realities as such remain largely constricted by the single language that must, in hegemonic fashion, encompass all others, especially on the printed page of a novel. The dominance of a single language also affects so-called nonliterary discourse; for instance English is now the primary language charged with disseminating scientific (and technological) words and concepts. Film, arguably, has come closest to conveying the Babeldom of public and private spheres, as its projected translation, by way of subtitles, nevertheless promises a semblance of cohesion. Perhaps this accessible rendering of multilingual fragmentation can even be regarded as one of the emerging conventions of world cinema as a contemporary global form.

But multilingual realities are not exactly reader friendly in any medium, including film. One wonders at the function of characters’ thoughts made audible in Wim Wenders’s film Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire), when commuters on a Berlin subway train can be heard thinking in German and Turkish (though the English subtitles render only the German). One wonders what Apollinaire’s already fragmented conversation poem “Lundi Rue Christine“ would look like with bits of conversation in languages other than French. Would the bits make a meaningful difference? One wonders at the fragments of French floating through Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight, fragments yet to be translated, even in the most recent edition. Charlotte Brontë’s Villette continued to be published well over a century without an annotated translation of all its French bits and pieces. One wonders how and to what extent the foreign language is immaterial (a point raised by Umberto Eco with reference to Tolstoy’s War and Peace).

Another open question is the status of languages in the formation of scientific knowledge. When science is concerned, some languages play a unequaled role, as did Greek at the beginning of the Christian Era (or Common Era), Latin in the Middle Ages and English today. It seems English is becoming a language which invents (creates) scientific words (and concepts) and that there is no need to find any equivalent in other languages as most every scientist speaks and publishes in English. But can scientific neologisms properly be considered English in any traditional sense, even given the fact that neologism is a constant process in any language? How can scientific concepts, born inside of one language, be translated into another language? Does working in a “single language” limit scientific creativity? Is there anything (or could there be) like a Pidgin, or Creole way of writing in the sciences?

How do single language texts, in any discourse or genre, signify mixed language realities? What is at stake in the representation of multilingual realities in a particular text, medium, place, or time? To what extent do texts at different historical and cultural junctures reflect the ideologies of their scene of writing? What are the affects of characters/individuals in multilingual situations, the affects of multilingual space? How do “other” languages in a given text/situation play with questions of figure and ground, decor and inflection? How have certain authors and artists made the conventions and realities of multilingual space a central thematics? What formal innovations have writers from various disciplines and traditions produced to address such realities and what are the politics of these experiments? What are the links between language and identity, and what are the problems which may arise from these links when translation is at stake?

We invite papers that address the above issues and related questions from a variety of disciplines and in any conceivable context, including nationalism, imperialism, modernism, epistemology, sexuality, gender, class, religion, race, etc.

Please send completed papers and abstracts to Angela Flury (aflury@depauw.edu) and Hervé Regnauld (herve.regnauld@uhb.fr) no later than May 1, 2010. Earlier submissions and queries are welcome as we may be able to collaborate authors in order to produce work that not only fits with the intent of the issue but with the standards of Reconstruction. Also, we encourage you to forward this CFP to interested parties and lists.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three themed issues and one open issue per year. Send open submissions (year round) to reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com and submissions for themed issues to the appropriate editors listed on the site at www.reconstruction.eserver.org

Reconstruction also accepts proposal for special issue editors and topics. Reconstruction is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

Angela Flury, DePauw University
Hervé Regnauld, University of Rennes
Email: aflury@depauw.edu

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Urban and Environmental Issues and Policies, 06/03-05/2010, Turkey

Deadline: December 15, 2009

1st International Congress on Urban and Environmental Issues and Policies

Trabzon, Turkey

Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Administrative and Economical Sciences Department of Public Management invites you to attend the 1th International Congress on Urban and Environmental Issues and Policies will be held on June 3-5, 2010 in Trabzon, Turkey.

The aim of the congress is to give opportunity to approach urban and environmental issues and policies in terms of social sciences (politics, economics, management, law, sociology, etc.)

We look forward to welcoming you in Trabzon in June 2010.

All of the papers will be sent via internet E-mail: interconurben@gmail.com

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. You should send two abstracts. The first one should include your name, institution, and e-mail (for example, click here). However the other one should include only title and text of your abstract (for example, click here). You should use the format of the abstract in the full paper.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: 15 December 2009

Notification of abstracts: 1 January 2010

Full paper submission: 1 March 2010

Notification of full papers: 15 April 2010

Language: English

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yusuf SAHIN
Vice-Director of Organizing Committee
Karadeniz Technical University
Faculty of Administrative and Economical Sciences
Department of Public Management
Trabzon, Turkey

Visit the website at http://iibf.ktu.edu.tr/cevre.html

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National Identities and Literature: Problems and Possible Answers,

Deadline: October 9, 2009

National Identities and Literature: Problems and Possible Answers

We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included on the second issue of our Journal 452ºF. This announcement is open to everyone holding a university degree and willing to take part in our recently launched project.

The procedure for the reception and publishing, always subject to the regulation that can be found in the “Evaluation and Peer Review system”, “Style-sheet” and “Legal notice” sections, is the following:
- Deadline for paper submission (full text): October 9th 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.
- The number of articles to be published is estimated in 12 to 16. 40% of the articles chosen will be written by doctoral students; while the number of papers written by members of the Editorial board will never exceed a 20% of the articles published.
- All articles will be included, depending on their contents, on the corresponding section of the Journal (monographic or miscellany).
- The monographic topic for the second issue is “National Identities and Literature: Problems and Possible Answers; this will include 4-6 articles; subtopics of particular relevance (not exclusive) include:
a. constitution of the relation between nation and literature
b. problems of this relation inside the discipline of Comparative Literature
c. Postcolonial Studies and national literatures
d. Literary analysis of texts that problematize / subvert this relation
e. Genealogies of national identities through Literature

The Editorial Board is committed to creating a thematic bibliography on this topic, according to the perspective available in the Monographic section of the website.

The rest of the articles will be included in the Miscellany section. The contents and approach in these papers must be included inside the margins of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, but otherwise are unlimited.

Papers should be sent to the following email address: redaccion@452f.com

The email subject must be clear as to whether the paper qualifies for the Monographic or Miscellany sections of the Journal. It must also include the paper’s title and the author’s name.

Barcelona, June 29th 2009 452ºF Editorial Board
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Edifici d'estudiants – Edifici R.
Campus Bellaterra – Barcelona.

Email: revista@452f.com
Visit the website at http://www.452f.com

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The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue

Deadline: October 1, 2009

The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue™ is pleased to issue its third Call for Submissions http://www.irdialogue.org/submissions

The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue™ (http://www.irdialogue.org) is a forum for academic, social, and timely issues affecting religious communities around the world. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars. By fostering communication, the Journal hopes to contribute to a more tolerant, pluralistic society.

More specifically, the Journal seeks to:
-Feature articles on cutting edge research and scholarship taking place at theological seminaries and universities. Promote innovative ideas and methodologies for inter-religious work to ensure that best practices are shared and replicated.
-Express challenges facing religious communities and openly discuss inter-religious disputes and their possible solutions.
-Provide a means for religious leaders to engage in inter-religious work and learn about traditions other than their own.
-Utilize the increasingly "global" nature of religious communities to promote tolerance both within and beyond the United States through the increased use of online tools for dialogue.

Joshua Stanton
co-Editor,
Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue
190 15th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Email: jirdialogue@gmail.com
Visit the website at http://www.irdialogue.org

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New Perspectives on Surrealism and its Legacies, 12/04/2009, Sainsbury UK

Centre for Study of Surrealism and its Legacies

Annual PhD Symposium Call for Papers

New Perspectives on Surrealism and its Legacies

To coincide with the exhibition Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art, the 7th Annual PhD symposium of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies will be held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA on December 4th 2009.

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers from post-graduate students whose research engages with Surrealism and/or its contemporary legacies. The Centre currently has a three-year AHRC-funded project on Surrealism and sexuality; hence we especially encourage submissions that engage with issues of eroticism, gender and sexual identity. In addition to considerations of the psycho-sexual aspects of Surrealism, proposals may address:

the relation of sexuality and politics, in connection to anti-bourgeois sentiment, the use of “shock-tactics”, and obscenity;

the legacy of the Surrealist use of the erotic within art praxis or its influence on contemporary artists;

issues of gender, sexual identity, or sexual orientation, especially with regard to feminism, queer theory, or the uncanny.

Proposals from graduates in fields other than art history that aim to contribute to the topic are also welcome.

Please send proposals of no more than 500 words by August 14th to: Kimberley Marwood kmarwo@essex.ac.uk
Majella Munro mmunro@essex.ac.uk

This event is a collaboration between Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich. Selected papers will be considered for publication in Papers of Surrealism. For more information see www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk. For more information about the exhibition Subversive Spaces see www.subversivespaces.com

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Silenced Voices Project, 01/21-22/2010, France

Deadline: July 31, 2009

From the 15-31 of January 2010, the Silenced Voices Project (Forum Voix Etouffées) will organize its 4th International Festival dedicated to composers (and their musical works) that fell victim to national-socialism and their allies or sympathizers.

An international colloquium will be held on the 21-22 of January, 2010. It will accompany musical performances of relevant composers, giving the concerts a historical and scientific base. This colloquium has been placed under the official auspices of the Central Consistory of the Jewish Communities in France as well as Judeo-Christian friendship of France, among others.

The contributions to the colloquium will be published, at the end of 2010, by Hermann editions in Paris, (www.editions-hermann.fr).

The colloquium will last two days and will consist of four public sessions. The total number of presenters has been limited to 20, and each speaker will be limited to 30 minutes. The orators have to present in the English or French language, however an abtract of the paper has to be provided in French.

The colloquium is consecrated to religious and spiritual music persecuted in Nazi Germany, in allied countries (Spain, Italy, Hungary, etc.) as well as in the countries annexed or occupied during the Second World War from 1933-1945.

The presentations have to be on the subject of sacred Catholic, reformed as well as Jewish music. We will also accept proposals on the subject of sacred Oriental Christian music from the above-mentioned countries, as well as sacred orthodox or Anglican music written or performed in this same context even if it represents a minority.

The chosen composers, printed works, copies, publications and/or recordings of these works of sacred music have to be connected to the general history of Germany and Europe from 1933-1945.

The proposed abstracts cannot exceed the maximal length of 30 lines. Please send your contributions to address or email given in this call for papers announcement.

A group of independent experts who will be selected by Amaury du Closel will carry out the selection.

The Silenced Voices Project will provide two nights stay in a hotel with breakfast included. Even though we cannot reimburse the travel expenses, we can provide the participating speakers with an official invitation, which could be useful in order to obtain funding from local authorities or institutions, which is highly encouraged.

Forum «Voix étouffées»
125, rue de Turenne
F-75003 Paris
France

00 33 (0)6 28 51 57 74
Email: info@voixetouffees.org
Visit the website at http://voixetouffees.org/index.html

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SEEU Review

Deadline: September 15, 2009

Call for Papers: SEEU Review

The call for papers for the SEEU (South East European University) Review is now open until 15 September 2009. We encourage all those who are researching in the field of law, economy, public administration, international relations, political sciences, languages, communication, technology sciences, environment etc., to submit their papers. Also very welcome will be the papers regarding to other important fields of the university.

The submitted article has to be written in English language, and all authors must provide translation of the abstract in both Albanian and Macedonian languages.

Please read the attached guidelines before submitting an article. Authors who have submitted papers that have not been accepted for publication in previous issues are encouraged to submit their papers again using the new guidelines.

Manuscript Submissions for SEEU Review
SEEU Review aims to provide an international forum for research, analysis, and debate from a broad range of fields, such as economics, law, public administration, education, language and linguistics, sociology and environmental health sciences. SEEU Review will accept the following types of articles for consideration: research, position papers, white papers, and reviews.

SEEU Review seeks to publish original work that demonstrates currency and relevance to the field of study. Submitted manuscripts must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere, and authors must assign copyright to South East European University if the manuscript is selected for publication.

All submissions will be requested via an open Call for Papers. The Call may be completely open or based on a specific theme, based on the decision of the Editor-In-Chief of the SEEU Review. To assure the highest standards for the publication, all manuscript submissions will be refereed through a peer review process. Additionally, all submissions will be subject to review for plagiarism. The preferred language for manuscripts is English, but submissions in Albanian and Macedonian may be considered under specific requests. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Board via review@seeu.edu.mk

Authors should submit their articles electronically to SEEU Review in Microsoft Word format, and all manuscripts must be spell-checked and proofread prior to submission. All submissions must follow APA (American Psychological Association) style for format and references (footnotes and endnotes are not permitted). Manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words, including the abstract (which should be 200 to 300 words), references, and other elements.

The entire manuscript, including the abstract, the reference list, and any tables, should be presented as A4 size paper with single-spaced typescript in 12-point Times New Roman. It should begin with a cover page, giving the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation(s) and correspondence address(es), e-mail address(es), a suggested shorter title for running heads, and three to five keywords. On the next page, put the article title and the abstract, then continue with the body of the article. All pages must be numbered.

Authors are discouraged from using figures. If there is sufficient cause to include figures, authors must submit original electronic copies in EPS, TIF, or high-resolution JPG format. If tables are included, they must be created in Word, not Excel.

The article has to be peer reviewed by both external and internal peer reviewer.

Albulena Halili
Assistant at Research Office
SEE University - Tetovo
office: Rectorate/3/05
phone: +389 44 356 130
e-mail: a.halili@seeu.edu.mk

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Martin School of International Studies, ID

University of Idaho - Associate Director, Martin Institute/Martin School of International Studies

Deadline: July 19. 2009

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Associate Director, Martin Institute

Major Function:
Under the general direction of the Director of the Martin Institute, the Associate Director (an .875 FTE academic year position) oversees planning and implementation of Martin Forums; organizes and executes the annual Borah Symposium while providing policy guidance and advice to the faculty/student Borah Committee; teaches the International Studies (IS) freshman seminar and the sophomore research component; coordinates work with transfer students in IS and with IS minors; coordinates CLASS degrees in Economics with program faculty; provides additional support to the Institute by working with various strategic initiatives as assigned by the Director.

Salary Range: $38,000-$40,000 with full benefits

Materials Required:
Online Application http://www.hr.uidaho.edu

Job References
Letter of Qualification
Resume
3 Letters of Reference or 3 Names of References or a Combination to Equal 3

Application Procedures: To be considered, complete the online application including a letter of qualification, resume and provide 3 letters of reference or 3 names of references or a combination to equal 3. Review of applications will begin July 20, 2009 and continue until a suitable applicant pool has been identified. Questions may be directed to Dr. Bill Smith, search committee chair at bills@uidaho.edu. Letter of reference may be sent to:

Dr. Bill Smith, Search Committee Chair
Martin Institute
PO Box 443177
Moscow, ID 83844-3177

(208) 885-2815 (phone)
(208) 885-9464 (fax)
bills@uidaho.edu

martin.uidaho.edu/internationalstudies

*Martin School of International Studies

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree in a field closely related to the International Studies undergraduate major
Experience planning and participating in events featuring visiting speakers or other similar events
Experience working with committees
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a variety of constituent groups
Outstanding personal and interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work weekends and after regular business hours as programming requires

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D. in a field closely related to the International Studies undergraduate major
Experience coordinating logistics for events featuring visiting speakers or other similar events
A record of teaching at the undergraduate level
Experience advising undergraduate students
Experience working, living, studying, or volunteering abroad for an extended period of time.
Good knowledge of UI, College, and School degree requirements and academic procedures
Experience in marketing management and strategic planning

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact Info:
Online Application (http://www.hr.uidaho.edu)
Website: http://www.hr.uidaho.edu

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Public Policy, Austin

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking candidates for THREE tenure track faculty positions, two of which will primarily enhance the capabilities of the new master’s Program in Global Policy Studies and one of which may be focused more on domestic policy issues or public management.
Applications are sought from creative scholars conducting significant policy-relevant research on pressing issues of the day. Policy-relevant work experience is a plus.
The LBJ School is a graduate program offering a research oriented PhD Program in Public Policy as well as both a master’s degree in Public Affairs and, more recently, a master’s program in Global Policy Studies. Many of the more than 300 graduate students are in dual degree programs in which they also receive degrees in area studies, law, engineering, business, regional planning and other disciplines.
Disciplinary affiliation is open. Candidates should have the potential for excellence in research and teaching at the graduate level and demonstrate excellent communication skills. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the time the position starts and have a strong research agenda for productive scholarship.

Security sensitive, EEO/AA.
Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The expected start date is either January 2010 or September 2010.

Applicant Instructions:
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a sample of written (ideally published) research.
Candidates should also request that three letters of reference be submitted on their behalf directly to the search committee. Background check conducted on applicant selected.

Applications and letters should be sent to:
Faculty Recruitment Committee
The LBJ School of Public Affairs
Job ID: (0) 09040600001
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box Y
Austin, TX 78713-8925.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on July 15, 2009, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. For further information, interested parties may contact the Faculty Recruitment Committee. Please direct inquiries to Ms. Fran Pena at
f.pena@mail.utexas.edu.

Contact Info:
Faculty Recruitment Committee
Attn: Fran Pena
The LBJ School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box Y
Austin, TX 78713-8925
Website: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/index.php

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NEH 2010 Summer Stipends

NEH 2010 Summer Stipends

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities.

Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

Summer Stipends may not be used for
. research for doctoral dissertations or theses by students enrolled in a degree program;
. specific policy studies or educational or technical impact assessments;
. the preparation or publication of textbooks;
. studies of teaching methods or theories, surveys of courses and programs, or curriculum development;
. inventories of collections;
. works in the creative or performing arts (e.g., painting, writing fiction or poetry, dance performance, etc.);
. projects that seek to promote a particular political, philosophical, religious, or ideological point of view; or
. projects that advocate a particular program of social action.

All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply.

Contact NEH's Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 or stipends@neh.gov. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930

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Fellowship: humanities and humanities-related social sciences

ACLS Fellowships (including ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships and ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships)

Fellowship Details
. Maximum award:
$60,000 for full Professor and equivalent
$40,000 for Associate Professor and equivalent
$35,000 for Assistant Professor and equivalent
. Tenure: six to twelve consecutive months devoted to full-time research, to be initiated between July 1, 2010 and February 1, 2011
. Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, September 30, 2009. The Online Fellowship Application (OFA) system will open in mid-July.
. Notifications will be sent in March 2010.

The ACLS Fellowship Program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the grant may begin no earlier than July 1, 2010 and no later than February 1, 2011.

The Fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent; up to $40,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $60,000 for full Professor and career equivalent. ACLS will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or career status as of the application deadline date. Approximately 22 fellowships will be available at the Assistant Professor level, approximately 18 at the Associate Professor level, and approximately 17 at the full Professor level.

Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS Fellowship Program and its endowment, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Council's college and university Associates, and former Fellows and individual friends of the ACLS.

For more information visit http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=380 and http://www.nypl.org/csw

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowships

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
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

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Political Science, Central European University

Central European University
Open Rank Faculty Position
Department of Political Science

Starting date: 08/2010
Application deadline: 11/30/2009
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive
university specializing primarily in the social sciences. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 140 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

Duties and responsibilities:
Teaching postgraduate courses in Political Science, including courses on qualitative methodology, and supervising MA and PhD theses. The yearly teaching load is 12 credits (1 credit equals 12 classroom hours). The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in major political science journals.

Qualifications:
* PhD in political science or in a related discipline.
* Excellent potential for research and teaching.
* Background in social theory and ability to supervise theses using
discourse analysis are notable advantages. Next to familiarity with
methodology, a substantive research agenda is required. Interest in
topics such as political identities, social movements or media politics are particularly welcome.

Compensation:
Commensurates with experience. However, we offer a competitive salary,
as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply?

Applicants need to submit:
* CV,
* A list of publication,
* A sample publication,
* A short statement about the applicant’s research plans,
* The names and addresses of at least three referees,
* Two syllabi: one on qualitative methods (including discourse
analysis), and one on a topic of choice.

Please send your complete application package to:
positions@ceu.hu - including job code in subject line: 2009/015

or
Central European University
Human Resources – Code 2009/015
Budapest,
Nador utca 9
H-1051
Hungary

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Symphony Orchestra as Cultural Phenomenon, 07/01-03/2010, London

Deadline: November 30, 2009

The Institute of Musical Research, University of London, is pleased to announce an international conference on
The Symphony Orchestra as Cultural Phenomenon
Dates: 1-3 July 2010
Location: Institute of Musical Research, University of London, Senate House

Guest speakers include: James Dillon (University of Minnesota), Tina Ramnarine (Royal Holloway, University of London), David Wright (Royal College of Music), Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University)

Conference abstract: Edward Elgar described the symphony orchestra as 'the mighty engine, the vehicle of the highest form of art ever known to the world', and from the 1880s onwards this widely held belief gave orchestral music a prominent place in British musical life. In the 21st century, however, such a position is perhaps no longer tenable.

What kind of society might have given rise to such a sentiment? Did other societies across the globe value orchestral music as highly? What might the orchestra's place be in future societies? How have the changes undergone by different cultures and societies affected perceptions of the orchestra in the intervening period? To what extent can the orchestra be said to have played a role in the formation of those same cultures and societies?

This conference seeks to address such questions, with an emphasis on a comparative, contextual approach, which we believe will better illuminate the significance of local and national idiosyncrasies.

Call for papers: The Programme Committee warmly welcomes proposals focusing on economic, political, social and cultural developments connected with the symphony orchestra and their effects on composers, performers, conductors, producers, artistic directors, back-room staff, recording engineers, public and private broadcasters, recording companies, publishers, critics, scholars, audiences, listeners, viewers, fundraisers, patrons, arts councils, and so forth; or the 'outcomes' of their activity, including, but not limited to, such things as scores, recordings, concerts, lectures, essays, books, criticism, interviews, commissions and contracts. Those submitting proposals may also wish to address the relationship between historical context and place (such as venues, cities, and countries), or the formation and dissemination of ideas about the orchestra.

Proposals of 250 words maximum are invited for the following:
* Papers (20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes discussion)

Proposals of 650 words maximum are invited for the following:
* Themed paper sessions of three or four papers (to include a proposal of 300 words maximum outlining the purpose of the themed session, along with brief explanations of each of the individual papers
to be included - each paper to be 20 minutes maximum plus ten minutes discussion)

DEADLINE for proposals: 5pm (GMT), Monday, 30 November 2009

Results Announced: mid-January 2010
Preliminary Programme: mid-January 2010

Please submit by email, in an attachment including your full name and contact details, to the IMR Administrator Mrs Valerie James, at
music@sas.ac.uk

Proposals will be anonymised before consideration by the Programme Committee.

Programme Committee: Stephen Cottrell (Goldsmiths College, University of London), Rachel Cowgill (Liverpool Hope University), Jonathan Cross (University of Oxford), John Irving (Institute of Musical Research), Jann Pasler (University of California, San Diego), Julian Rushton (University of Leeds), Derek B. Scott (University of Leeds).

Convenors: Duncan Boutwood (University of Leeds), Roddy Hawkins (University of Leeds).

Please email Roddy Hawkins with any queries: r.w.m.hawkins@leeds.ac.uk

Valerie James
Administrator
Institute of Musical Research
School of Advanced Study
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
www.music.sas.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7664 4865

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Director - Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region, Indiana University

From the Indiana University Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic

Affairs website:
http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/baalist.shtml

INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE LANGUAGES OF THE CENTRAL ASIAN REGION ACADEMIC SPECIALIST

Indiana University is seeking a new director for its Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), a Title VI-funded Language Resource Center developing teaching materials for the languages of the regions of Central Asia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Xinjiang, and Mongolia. The successful applicant will administer a large Title VI federal grant, supervise up to ten language materials developers and staff, seek out and apply for new grants in a wide variety of fields related to Central Asian language pedagogy, and interact with IU units and federal agencies, including the US military, and others.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in linguistics or one of the relevant Russian, Turkic, Mongolian, or Iranian languages, a solid grounding in language pedagogy and CALL, proven management skills in an American university, and an entrepreneurial spirit in seeking funding. Familiarity with SLA desirable. Initial appointment is anticipated to be 3-5 years. Salary and possibility of teaching in area of specialty negotiable. Applications should include a cover letter that includes statement of management philosophy, CV, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of effective management of programs and fund-raising. Evidence of expertise in language pedagogy, including articles or other materials published or supervised. For interest in teaching, please submit scholarly articles in area of specialty.

Please send applications to Professor Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, CeLCAR Search Committee Chair, c/o Dawn

Edwards, College of Arts and Sciences, Kirkwood Hall 104, Bloomington, IN 47405. Screening will begin July 15 until position is filled. Indiana University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Civil Wars and their Legacies, 09/04-05/2009, Swansea

The School of Humanities at Swansea University and the German Historical Institute London are pleased to announce the following international and interdisciplinary conference:

'Communities in Conflict: Civil Wars and their Legacies'

The conference will be held in the James Callaghan Lecture Theatre at Swansea University on 4-5 September 2009. Please visit the web link below for the conference program, registration form, and travel information. The deadline for registration is 13 July 2009. If you require further information please
contact Dr. Regina Poertner - email: r.poertner@swansea.ac.uk

www.swansea.ac.uk/history/News/Events/Headline,31828,en.php

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July 09, 2009

A Year of Translation - Proposals welcomed

The Department of Comparative Literature is pleased to announce A YEAR OF TRANSLATION, and invites proposals from faculty and students for special events broadly related to the theme of translation during the 2009-2010 academic year at the University of Michigan.

The planning team will consider requests for seed money or co-sponsorship (up to $1000) for translation events across campus (such as lectures, workshops, roundtables, conferences, public readings, performances, creative exhibits, and so on). Preference will be given to proposals that approach translation in an innovative way and that forge little-explored links between Comparative Literature and the co-sponsoring unit(s).

Funds will be distributed on a rolling basis until they are exhausted. Proposals should be sent by email to Carrie Baker at mscarrie@umich.edu with "translation year proposal" in the subject line and include the following information:
- the name, affiliation and contact information of the primary organizer
- a summary of the proposed event, dates and invitees, along with a brief statement of its relevance to the theme of translation
- an estimated budget and justification that includes evidence of interest from the co-sponsoring unit(s)

For further information please contact the planning team for "A Year of Translation":

Christi Merrill (Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature) | merrillc@umich.edu

Benjamin Paloff (Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature) | paloff@umich.edu

Yopie Prins (English and Comparative Literature) | prins@umich.edu

Anton Shammas (Near Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature) | antons@umich.edu

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July 08, 2009

Fulbright Program Officer, D.C.

NB: Experience and knowledge of Eastern Europe, Russia or Ukraine preferred.

Fulbright Program Officer - Institute of International Education, Washington, D.C.

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

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

Major duties:
. Manage a case load of U.S. and Visiting scholars and professionals; responsibilities include U.S. recruitment from a range of higher education institutions and professional associations in collaboration with the CIES outreach and public relations staff; use institutional and professional contacts to promote faculty and professional exchanges, and collaborate on institutional outreach efforts.
. Review applications and projects against eligibility criteria and establish appropriate review process based on knowledge of relevant academic fields; conduct peer review meetings in cooperation with CIES program services and the Assistant Director.
. Prepare selection recommendations for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the U.S. Department of State, and Posts and Commissions based on policies and program guidelines.
. Affiliate Visiting Scholars from Eastern Europe and other assigned countries, in consultation with representatives of higher education institutions in the U.S. and in coordination with representatives of Fulbright commissions and U.S. Embassies to ensure a suitable match between scholars' needs and US host institutions.
. Administer grants written by CIES and by Fulbright Commissions, schedule and track payment of grantee stipends and monitor grant processes for designated countries in collaboration with Assistant Director and coordinate with administrative services to process scholar requests for honoraria, grant extensions and renewals, sponsorship transfers etc.
. Participate in preparation of country-specific information and other orientation materials needed for the pre-departure orientation of US Fulbrighters to Europe in cooperation with the CIES Program Services unit and the Assistant Director for Europe.
. Monitor Visiting Scholars as required throughout their grant period, providing advice on applicable policies, procedures and regulations, and addressing problems and emergencies as needed.
. Maintain collegial relationships with partners in overseas commissions, embassies, the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and other relevant constituencies, and provide regular updates on program status in coordination with the Assistant Director and CIES leadership.
. Collaborate with the responsible Assistant Director to project program costs, manage budgets and monitor fiscal reports on country allocations and expenditures using quota sheets, benefit levels, and monthly access reports. Make recommendations for use of unspent funds.
. In collaboration with the CIES Program Services unit, coordinate the maintenance of accurate SEVIS records; keep abreast of immigration issues as they apply to the Fulbright scholar J-1 visa holders and J-2 accompanying dependents, including current national security issues, initial issuing and re-issuing of DS-2019 forms, and SEVIS compliance, U.S. income tax, Social Security, Taxpayer Identification and related issues.
. Assist with special projects and serve on committees in support of the Visiting and US scholar programs and CIES-wide programs as requested and serve on task forces and working groups as needed in coordination with the responsible Assistant Director and other duties as assigned.

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

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

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Program Officer/Director to the Eurasia Program, SSRC

Eurasia Program Officer/Director - Social Science Research Council, NYC

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

Please note, the hiring of an individual for this position is conditional upon the availability of full project funding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

E-mail:
applications@ssrc.org

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

The Social Science Research Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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International Relations/Political Science, Tirana

Open rank position in International Relations/Political Science - University of Tirana, Albania

The University of New York in Tirana (UNYT), Albania http://www.unyt.edu.al is accepting applications to fill a vacancy in the field of International Relations / Political Science within the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Department. We encourage applications from enthusiastic candidates with education, training and expertise in either or both fields. We are seeking areas of specialization in (but not limited to) diplomacy, democratization, international development and globalization, international security studies, European Union integration, conflict resolution and peace studies. Preference would be given to candidates with a specialty in Eastern Europe (Balkans). UNYT is planning to offer a Master's of International Affairs programme. The successful candidate would have ample opportunity to develop graduate courses (in these areas as well as the candidate's regional area of expertise).

Applicants need to be available as early as the Fall 2009 academic semester (classes begin in early October), and demonstrate an ability to strengthen the department's teaching and research profile, to teach a range of courses in fluent academic English at both an undergraduate and graduate level with high academic standards of performance, to contribute effectively to the department's research portfolio and to UNYT's student community. Having cultural adaptability, the ability to collaborate well in an international and multi-ethnic environment, as well as native-level language aptitude (of the English language) are valued qualities.

UNYT is an accredited private HE institution in Tirana, Albania. UNYT, for example, is one of the few universities in the Balkans region that awards dual degrees recognized in both the U.S. and Europe. The university was established in 2002 in partnership with SUNY/ESC, U.S.A. and, later, with I.U.K.B. (Switzerland) and the University of Greenwich (U.K.). With an

enrolment of over 400 undergraduates and over 65 graduate students, UNYT has become the leading educational institution in Albania. In accord with its mission statement, UNYT seeks to provide a quality liberal arts education befitting one of Albania's finest private universities as suggested by its low student / faculty ratio. UNYT is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to UNYT's mission, core values, honour codes and diversity statements are encouraged to apply.

Application: Qualified candidates are kindly requested to send by e-mail:
1.A Letter of Application detailing Key Qualifications for this position;
2.Current curriculum vitae;
3.Photocopies of credentials and transcripts;
4.A Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
5.A short statement about the candidate's research interests;
6.And the names, titles, positions, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers of at least three professional references.

Contact information:

A) Dr. K. Giakoumis, Deputy Rector, UNYT
University of New York Tirana
Rruga "Komuna e Parisit", Tirana, ALBANIA
Tel.: 00355-4-273056, -7, -8 -9
Cell.: 00355 6920 70592
Fax: Tel.: 00355-4-273059
E-mail: kgiakoumis@unyt.edu.al

B) Dr. D. Mentzeniotis, Rector, UNYT.
E-mail: dean@nyc.gr

C) Dr. N. K. Johnson, M.A. in Int'l Affairs Programme Director.
E-mail: nancykwangjohnson@unyt.edu.al

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July 07, 2009

Political Thought no. 27, 20 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Deadline July 20, 2009

A Call for Papers

“Political Thought” is a quarterly thematic journal on political and social issues. The Editorial Board of the journal wishes to announce an open call for papers for the upcoming issue on the topic:

20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL: FACING THE PAST

Interested contributors may approach the topic from different aspects and in different contexts i.e. with a Macedonian, regional or international dimension. In addition to the main topic, the following rubrics are also open for potential proposals: “Current”, “Challenges and Perspectives” and “Theory”.

All interested contributors must submit a short abstract (200-300 words) and a short biography to the Editorial Board no later than 20 July 2009.

The deadline for submitting the final version of the selected proposals is 10 August 2009. Proposals and final texts can be submitted in Macedonian, English or German.

All texts need to be in compliance with the conditions set in the Standards for Publishing Texts in “Political Thought”.

All proposals, texts and questions should be submitted to: s.koljackova@kas.com.mk

The Editorial Board
“Political Thought”

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July 06, 2009

Language Learning Center coordinator, Bowling reen

Bowling Green State University is seeking a Language Learning Center coordinator (LLCC) provides instructional support and facilitates faculty development and learning materials production. The LLCC is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising all LLC functions in support of BGSU academic departments. The coordinator maximizes the LLC's potential as a recruitment and retention device for the university's language and culture programs. The LLCC manages the center's budget, hires and supervises student assistants, purchases materials and equipment, and performs routine maintenance and upkeep of the physical facilities.

Qualifications: Master of Arts in a language-related field (e.g., foreign languages, ESL, communications, computer assisted language learning) is required. A minimum of two years post-degree work experience is also required.

Submit letter cover letter w/email address, resume and ontact information for three professional references to:
Office of Human Resources (Search J-61461). 100 College Park Office Bldg..
Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH 43403-0201
Review of applications will begin 17 July 2009 and continue until position is filled.
(Official transcript(s) and letters of recommendation will be required of final candidates.)

Tim Pogacar, assoc. prof. of Russian and chair president, Society for Slovene Studies (www.slovenestudies.com)

address:
Dept. of German, Russian & EAL
Bowling Green SU
Bowling Green, OH 43403
www.bgsu.edu/departments/greal/index.html
419-372-8028; 372-2571 (fax)

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Architecture and Literature. 04/07-11/2010, Montreal

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Call for Papers:
Architecture and Literature

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

The architecture that surrounds us instructs our perception of the world on a daily basis. Urban landscapes, buildings, and the rooms, at we live in affect our thinking and also inform literature. This panel seeks to examine the dynamic and complex relationships between achitecture and literature on multiple levels: On the one hand, it is conceived of as a forum for methodological reflection on theoretical approaches, which try to conceptualize the relationship between architecture and literature as different forms of art.

Whereas the role of architecture was frequently discussed in nineteenth-century aesthetics (e.g. Hegel, Schopenhauer and Vischer) and famously brought to attention again by Benjamin in the early twentieth century, contemporary aesthetics only rarely focus on it (the majority of recent studies on intermediality don’t even mention architecture). How can we conceptualize the way architecture and literature mutually inform each other as two different and yet interrelated aesthetic discourses? On the other hand, the panel welcomes proposals for papers, which explore the use of architectural tropes in literary texts, as well as the use of literary strategies in architectural theory. By analyzing possible interrelations from these different perspectives, the panel challenges the tendency of literary criticism to disregard architecture, and draws attention to architecture’s importance for aesthetic theory.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract until September 30, 2009 to Julia Weber at j.weber@yale.edu

Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation , Email address, Postal address, Telephone number.

Information about the convention can be found here: www.nemla.org

Julia Weber
Department of German
Yale University
j.weber@yale.edu

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July 02, 2009

Contemporary Issues

Call for Papers

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

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

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

Contemporary Issues is now seeking articles for the next issue Vol. II, No.1 (2009)!

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

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

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

Contact
Contemporary Issues
Political Science Research Centre
Gupceva 14a, 10 090 Zagreb, Republic of Croatia
tel./fax: +385 (0)1 3863 113
url: http://contemporary-issues.cpi.hr/
e-mail: contemporary.issues@cpi.hr
Vi¹eslav Raos
Centar za politolo¹ka istra¾ivanja/Political Science Research Centre
Gupèeva 14a, 10090 Zagreb, Hrvatska/Croatia
www.cpi.hr

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July 01, 2009

Russia's Great War and Revolution, 1914-22

CALL FOR PAPERS

Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914–1922: The Centennial Reappraisal

If you are a professional historian or graduate student doing high-quality research on any aspect of Russia’s history between 1914 and the early 1920s, please contact us now.

We are an international collective of over 40 Russian, American, British and other scholars, and we aim to maximise the use of archival resources to produce a comprehensive scholarly reappraisal of Russia’s world-changing experience of war and revolution between 1914 and the early 1920s, 100 years after the events themselves.

Taking the period 1914-22 as a continuum of conflict, we have identified five core organizational themes for analysis: military affairs; international affairs; the home front; the empire; and culture. Particular concerns are to extend our knowledge of Russia’s Great War, which has been overshadowed in the historiography by the 1917 revolutions and their aftermath, and to explore how the Great War experience helped to shape Russia ’s development between 1917 and the early 1920s.

The resultant series of about a dozen books will be fully peer-reviewed and available in both printed and electronic forms. The audiences are professional historians, graduate students and senior-level undergraduate students. Publication is scheduled for 2014–2017.

Additionally, we are developing a permanent public website for non-scholarly audiences, especially high schools, that will have accessible digests of our chapters together with illustrations, maps and selected source documents.

Our books and website will be published in English and, subject to funding, in Russian.

The series editors are:
Professor David McDonald, University of Wisconsin-Madison,USA, dmmcdon1@wisc.edu
Dr John Steinberg, Georgia Southern University, USA, sohisjs@georgiasouthern.edu
Dr Anthony Heywood, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, t.heywood@abdn.ac.uk

For further information please see:
www.abdn.ac.uk/history/research/acreeh/rgwr

If you are interested in contributing a chapter, contact us now by email. Please put the acronym RGWR in the subject line and send this information to the series editors:
* your full name, title and institutional affiliation
* your email address
* a short description of your proposed chapter (150 words)
* the title of your proposed chapter

Dr Tony Heywood
Senior Lecturer in Modern European History
Department of History
Crombie Annex
University of Aberdeen

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