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September 30, 2009

Transcultural mappings: emerging issues in comparative, transnational and area studies, 04/09-11/2010, Sydney

Deadline: November 30, 2009

University of Sydney
Transcultural mappings: emerging issues in comparative, transnational and area studies
09.04.2010-11.04.2010

The idea of transculturation was coined by Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz in 1940, to describe a process of transition from one culture to another. It has come to the fore once again in our third millenium, where concepts such as international and crosscultural, based on an idea of nations and cultures as relatively stable and clearly delimitable entities, have become, if not obsolete, then inadequate. The ideas of the transnational and transcultural have been put forward in recent years as conceptual frameworks that enable us to develop new interdisciplinary (or indeed transdisciplinary) epistemologies of the global, the local, and the "glocal".

This conference aims to track why and how such debates have gained prominence in transnational, area and comparative cultural studies as well as the methodological and ideological implications of such theoretical reworkings.

The development of postcolonial and crosscultural studies concepts such as the interstitial and the hybrid have begged the question of how these notions are determined (e.g. interstitial between what and what?). Technically all cultures are hybrid, so when we discuss border crossings and hybridities (in relation, for example, to postcolonial or area studies or to comparative cultural studies), on what cultural, political and historical premises are we basing such discussions? Are we positing some mythical idea of an original cultural homogeneity as a mooring from which we embark towards intercultural discovery? Does this then in turn render the idea of cultural mappings, or the discussion of an identifable "culture" associated with a language, nature or region, superfluous? In which case, how can we continue to have intelligible conversations about distinctive locations of groups and individuals, constructed historically, geopolitically, culturally, socioeconomically and indeed ideologically? Assumptions about such constructions and their impacts, even as we challenge them, continue to inform our analyses and debates.

In short, we continue to map the world, sociopolitically and culturally as much as physically. Indeed, physical mappings still largely inform our geopolitical and cultural mappings, through identification of nations and subnational or supranational (and sometimes transnational) regions.

What conceptual tools, then, might emerge from an exercise of "transcultural mappings"? Can it represent a possible way through a certain postmodern and postcolonial impasse? What factors might determine how these mappings occur and how they evolve? On what assumptions and consenses (or questionings and discords) might they be based? The term itself is paradoxical: mapping is an exercise in plotting, delimiting, demarcating. The transcultural, like its cousin the transnational, destabilises the certainties of maps, much as Peter has destabilised Mercator. It fuzzes the edges, shifts the foci, changes the shapes.

Specific themes of presentations might include:
Locating culture in the glocalised third millennium: can it be done?;
Mapping and culture: complementary or mutually exclusive terms?;
Cultural identity, hybridity and border(zones);
"Trans-", "post" "inter-" and academic discourse;
Postcoloniality and postmodernity: is the discussion over?;
The geopolitics of culture / culture and globalisation / hegemonic cultures;
Culture, translation and the production, trafficking and negotiation of meanings;
Ethics, power and the challenges of conceptualising culture;
The South/North debate and the West/East debate;
Diasporas and comparative cultural studies;
Identity politics and area studies;
Interdisciplinarity, pluridisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity: definitions and demarcations.

We invite scholars to submit 200 word abstracts for individual presentations (20 minutes) or panel proposals (90-120 minutes) that address these issues either theoretically or through case studies.

Abstracts, along with your affiliation, contact information and a short biography should be sent as an email attachment in Microsoft Word by 30 November, 2009 to tcm.10@usyd.edu.au. Enquiries should also be sent to this address. If you wish your paper to be considered for refereed publication, it should be submitted by 1 March 2010.

Conference organising committee: Bronwyn Winter (convenor), Mary Crock, Stephanie Donald, Jennifer Dowling, Kiran Grewal, Fernanda Peñaloza, Blanca Tovias.

Email: tcm.10@usyd.edu.au

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Reading the (Re)Presented Past: Literature and Historical Consciousness, 1700-present.

Deadline: November 11, 2009

Reading the (Re)Presented Past: Literature and Historical Consciousness, 1700-present.

Since the emergence of self-consciously fictional forms in the late seventeenth century, the boundary between literary and historical techniques for representing the past has been both permeable and contested. Readers have long been the focus of rhetoric about the dangers of representing history in fiction, but their agency in negotiating this borderland has been largely overlooked.

Reading the Past is an edited collection of essays that investigates the relationship between representations of the past and their real or imagined readers. Focusing on readers of literary texts from the long eighteenth century to the present day, the collection considers the intersection of historical representation, fictional techniques, and reading practices. While the collection considers generic boundaries, the focus is upon readers and reading itself as an act of historical recollection. It explores the way in which the reader’s response to the past is mediated by the text, shaped and structured by the relationship between past and present postulated within it. The collection examines, too, how readers themselves conceptualise, enact and/or embody the relationship between past and present as they read. To what extent does reading perform cultural memory? How does the reader contribute to the production of historical meaning? Can reading itself be understood as a form of history production? Taken together the essays gathered in this collection will examine the continuities and shifts from the eighteenth century to the present in the reader’s relationship to a represented past.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

The role of affect in reading the past;

Collective, cultural, or embodied memory;

The writer as history’s reader: how do authors use the past in their fiction?;

Temporality – literary and historical time;

Writing and re-membering lives;

The imagined reader: how do texts position the reader in relationship to the past they represent?;

The relationship between fiction and history in the secret history, or roman à clef; the historical novel; historiographic metafiction;

Reading communities, or reading as sociability;

Questions of epistemology in reading the past in the literary text;

Reflections on reading history / the history of reading;

Questions of genre: how do different narrative strategies position the reader in relation to the past? How does genre affect history-writing, and reading, in literature?;

Representations of readers in literature, including amateurs and professionals reading the past .

Please send an abstract of 500 words along with a brief biographical note to Kate Mitchell (Australian National University) kate.mitchell@anu.edu.au or Nicola Parsons (University of Sydney) nicola.parsons@usyd.edu.au by 11 November 2009.

Dr Kate Mitchell
The National Europe Centre
1 Liversidge Street (Bldg 67C)
The Australian National University
Canberra 0200 Australia

61 (0)2 6125 6603
61 (0)2 6125 2438

Email: kate.mitchell@anu.edu.au

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Studies in Social Justice

CFP: Studies in Social Justice

The Editors of Studies in Social Justice invite submissions all year round. Studies in Social Justice is published twice yearly by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor. This electronic journal publishes articles on issues dealing with the social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical problems associated with the struggle for social justice. This interdisciplinary journal aims to publish work that links theory to social change and the analysis of substantive issues. The journal welcomes heterodox contributions that are critical of established paradigms of inquiry.

The journal focuses on debates that move beyond conventional notions of social justice, and views social justice as a critical concept that is integral in the analysis of policy formation, rights, participation, social movements, and transformations. Social justice is analysed in the context of processes involving nationalism, social and public policy, globalization, diasporas, culture, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, welfare, poverty, war, and other social phenomena. It endeavours to cover questions and debates ranging from governance to democracy, sustainable environments, and human rights, and to introduce new work on pressing issues of social justice throughout the world.

To learn more about this journal, visit our webpage: http://www.studiesinsocialjustice.org

Nicole A. Noël
Journal Manager, Studies in Social Justice
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4

tel: 1 519 253-3000 ext. 3492

Email: nnoel@uwindsor.ca

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Poetry, Politics and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century, 03/26-27/2010, Sheffield (15.12.2009)

Deadline: December 15, 2009

Call for Papers

Poetry, Politics and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century
26 and 27 March 2010
University of Sheffield

From 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' to 'The White Man's Burden', from Honoré Daumier's lithographs to the Chartist poetry of the Northern Star, the politics of the nineteenth century both shaped and were shaped by poetry and images.

This interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield will address such questions as: how do the images and poetry of the nineteenth century reflect or challenge British and European politics of their day? How do nineteenth-century politics intersect with aesthetics to create new theories and practices of art? What kind of correlation might there be between political representation and the representation of politics in word and image?

We welcome papers from across the humanities. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
Worker poets and their political context
Illustrated and illuminated poems
Pre-Raphaelite or Nazarene painters and poets
The poetics and aesthetics of socialism
Political cartoons, their production and their uses
Poetic and visual representations of war
Theories of art and their intersection with poetic practice
Advertisements and the politics of empire

Contact email: poetrypoliticspictures@sheffield.ac.uk
Conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/poetrypoliticspictures/

Speakers include: Cornelia Pearsall (Smith College), Malcolm Chase (University of Leeds), Lindsay Smith (University of Sussex), Michael Perraudin (University of Sheffield), Danny Karlin (University of Sheffield)

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, along with details of your institutional affiliation, to the contact email, by 15 December 2009.

Organizing committee: Ingrid Hanson, Erin Snyder, Jack Rhoden, Marjorie Cheung, Kirsten Harris and Barry Orr. With the kind support of the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies, University of Sheffield.

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Research Laboratory on Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies , IL

Deadline: April 15, 2010

Illinois-Urbana Summer Research Laboratory on Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

June 14 to August 7, 2010

The SRL is a United States Department of State Title VIII funded program. Researchers apply for housing and travel stipends in order to use the University's Slavic and East European Reference library, arguably the largest depository for REEC sources in the country. The program also includes Junior Scholars Training Workshops, conferences, lectures, films, and other events.

Applications are due April 15th. Information about the 2010 program is forthcoming, but dates and deadlines are set.

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois
International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: 217-333-1244
Fax: 217-333-1582

Email: reec@illinois.edu

Visit the website at http://www.reec.illinois.edu/srl/srl.html

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September 28, 2009

Sociology of Religion, 07/11-17/2010, Sweden

Deadline: October 31, 2009

XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology
11-17 July 2010
Gothenburg, Sweden

Call for Papers
Research Committee on Sociology of Religion RC22

Programme Coordinators
Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney, Australia, a.possamai@uws.edu.au
Sinisa Zrinscak, University of Zagreb, Croatia, sinisa.zrinscak@zg.t-com.hr

Please send your proposed paper for any of these sessions (except sessions 3, 4, and 13) to the session chair(s) by the 31st of October 2009. Please include with your proposal, a title, a 100-200 words abstract, your name (family name first), your affiliation and your e-mail address. Do not send the same paper to more than one session.

For information on each session, see: http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/rc/rc22.htm

Session 1
Religion on the Move: Religion in the Context of Global Migration
James V. Spickard, University of Redlands, USA, jim_spickard@redlands.edu
Afe Adogame, University of Edinburgh, U.K., a.adogame@ed.ac.uk

Session 2
Religion and Power: Observing Catholicisms from the Global South
Eloisa Martin, Brasilia Federal University, Brazil, eloisamartin@hotmail.com

Session 3
RC22 Keynote Address: Power, Religion and Social Theory with Enzo Pace and Bryan Turner

Session 4
RC22 Presidential Address. The Sociology of Religion on the Move: What has changed in religion and what has changed in sociology of religion?

Session 5
Immigrant Religion and Gender
Inger Furseth, KIFO Centre for Church Research, Norway and Center for Religion and Civic Studies, University of Southern California, USA, inger.furseth@kifo.no

Session 6
Religious Freedom and Religious Rights - Different Contexts, Different Concepts?
Sinisa Zrinscak, University of Zagreb, Croatia, sinisa.zrinscak@zg.t-com.hr

Session 7
Religion and the Sociological Imagination
Grace Davie, University of Exeter, UK, G.R.C.Davie@exeter.ac.uk

Session 8
Religion and Modernity
Dick Houtman and Stef Aupers, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, aupers@fsw.eur.nl and houtman@fsw.eur.nl

Session 9
New Religious Movements and the Secular State
Martin Geoffroy, Université de Moncton, Canada, martin.geoffroy@umoncton.ca
Susan J. Palmer, Concordia University, Canada, spalmer@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Session 10 (A Joint Session with RC34)
Youth and Religion
Sebastian Nastuta, "Petre Andrei" University of Iasi, Romania, sebastian.nastuta@gmail.com

Session 11
Miscellaneous Aspects of the Sociology of Religion
Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney, Australia, A.Possamai@uws.edu.au

Session 12 (A Joint Session with TG04)
Risk Society and Religion
Jens O. Zinn, University of Melbourne, Australia, jzinn@unimelb.edu.au
Alphia Possamai-Inesedy, University of Western Sydney, Alphia.Possamai@uws.edu.au

Session 13: Business Meeting

XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology
http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/

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Cultural Histories: Close Readings, Critical Syntheses, 05/26-30/2010, Finland

Deadline: October 30, 2009

Cultural Histories: Close Readings, Critical Syntheses

ISCH Annual Conference

May 26th to 30th, 2010

Turku, Finland

Cultural historians’ enquiries often encounter a tension between the need to build up holistic interpretations and syntheses and the need for close reading, for dense microhistorical analyses. The Conference investigates the ways in which today’s cultural historians perceive “the grand narratives” and holistic interpretations. It explores the challenges that are involved in combining micro- and macro levels, and asks what kinds of new viewpoints the cultural historian’s investigations can open.

The Conference is thematically open. Original papers addressing theoretical and/or methodological questions or suggesting new interpretations arising from empirical analysis are welcomed. The papers may discuss for example the following topics:

What kinds of metanarratives and models of narrative have been used or are used by cultural historians?

In what ways do our new interpretations challenge established narratives? For example: Does the history of emotions undermine a history which is based on the idea of progress? How does the history of corporeality or bodiliness negotiate with Norbert Elias’s civilization theory? Does gender history challenge the narrative of the birth of the individual?

What kinds of syntheses can cultural history construct by changing the vantage point? What will the world look like, for example, when seen through the eyes of a reading or a writing person of the past?

What is the relationship of the narrated cultural history to the narrator’s own culture?

How do the narratives of cultural history relate to the understanding of epochs? In what way does our research take into account the people’s understanding of their own time, their past and their future? Is our perception, for example, of a Victorian culture a Victorian creation?

Does cultural history have a canon or several canons?

Who has the right to make cultural historical interpretations? At whom is cultural history aimed?

Is cultural history colonizing? How broad is the concept of culture? Do the micro- and macro levels recognise a similar concept of culture?

How can we identify the general in the particular?

In what ways can we challenge “the grand narratives” or established interpretations with new or different kinds of sources?

Does today’s cultural history relate to the history of civilizations, universal history or Weberian comparative history?

In what ways do media culture and popular memory challenge cultural historical interpretations? How do new media, television, cinema, theatre, and literature build up cultural history?

How does a cultural historian as a teacher make syntheses: what – and how – do we teach in the foundational or introductory courses on cultural history?

We welcome proposals for individual papers and complete sessions. Presentations should be 20 minutes in length. The deadline for abstracts is 30 October 2009. The length of the abstracts is 250 words. Abstracts can be submitted at http://isch2010.utu.fi/

The language of the conference is English, but full sessions in other languages can be proposed. Presentations in languages other than English should be accompanied by hand-outs or projector presentations of main points in English and discussion in English should be possible. All abstracts should be in English.

Keynotes:

Carlo Ginzburg, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (pending)

Sir Christopher Frayling, Royal College of Art, London

Jacques Revel, École des hautes études en sciences socials (EHESS), Paris

Miri Rubin, Queen Mary, University of London

Marja Tuominen, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi


Riitta Laitinen
Department of Cultural History
University of Turku
20014 Turku
Finland

Email: isch2010@utu.fi

Visit the website at http://isch2010.utu.fi/

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MPSA Political Science Conference, 04/22-25/2010, Chicago

Deadline: October 9, 2009.

Call for Papers

68th MPSA Political Science Conference

April 22 - 25, 2010, Chicago

Submit your proposal here, www.mpsanet.org/submitmyproposal

Please remember to submit a proposal to present at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association National Conference.

More research papers are presented here than any other political science conference.

Hundreds of interdisciplinary panels, including Latin American Politics, European Politics, African Politics, Asian Politics, Mass Media, Political Philosophy, Law, Public Policy, Public Administation, Sociology, Religion, Anthropology and more. For a full list, http://www.mpsanet.org/Conference/tabid/75/Default.aspx

New Opening Reception on Wednesday night, as well as the Exhibitor Reception on Thursday evening and the President's Reception on Saturday night.

Everything happens in the newly restored Palmer House Hilton in Downtown Chicago.

Founded in 1939, the MPSA is located in Bloomington, Indiana (320 West 8th Street, Suite 218).

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Western Association of Women Historians

WAWH Judith Lee Ridge Prize

The Western Association of Women Historians' Judith Lee Ridge Prize is an annual $400 prize that recognizes the best article in the field of history
published by a WAWH member. Applicants to the Ridge Prize must be current members of the WAWH when they submit their article. The article must have
been published in one of the two years preceding the prize year. Any articles may only be submitted once. All fields of history will be
considered, and articles must be submitted with full scholarly apparatus.

Contact the committee chair with any questions about the prize: Carolyn Lewis, cflewis@lsu.edu

Contact the executive director with questions about the organization: Amy Essington, amyessington@wawh.org
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WAWH Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize

The Western Association of Women Historians' Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize is an annual $1000 prize that recognizes the best monograph in the field of history published by a WAWH member. Applicants to the Keller-Sierra Prize must be current members of WAWH when they submit their book. The book must be a single-authored monograph based on original research. Anthologies and edited works are not eligible. The book must have been published in the year prior to the prize. Books may only be submitted for consideration once. Books cannot be submitted a second time as paperbacks or new editions. All fields of history are eligible.

Contact the committee chair with any questions about the prize: Hend Gilli-Elewy, hgillielewy@csupomona.edu

Contact the executive director with questions about the organization: Amy Essington, amyessington@wawh.org
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WAWH Barbara "Penny" Kanner Award

The Western Association of Women Historians' Barbara "Penny" Kanner Award is an $500 annual award to honor distinguished achievement in learned studies of autobiographical writings focused on women's history and/or gender history (given in even years) published by a WAWH member. The book must have been published in the two years prior to the prize. Applicants to the Kanner Prize must be current members of WAWH. The work submitted for the autobiography award should focus on women's history and/or gender history. Critical or annotated editions of autobiographies should reflect the essential tools of the historian's craft (historical knowledge, bibliographic and research skills). Learned studies of a person(s) autobiographical writings set in historical context will also be considered; the prize is not intended for autobiographical material presented without scholarly analysis. Entries may only be submitted for consideration once.

Contact the committee chair with any questions about the award: Lynn Sacco, lsacco@utk.edu

Contact the executive director with questions about the organization: Amy Essington, amyessington@wawh.org
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WAWH Gita Chaudhuri Priz

The Western Association of Women Historians' Gita Chaudhuri Prize is an annual $1000 prize that recognizes the best monograph about rural women, from any era and any place in the world, published by a WAWH member. The book must be a single-authored monograph based on original research.
Anthologies and edited works are not eligible. The book must have been published in the year prior to the prize. Books may only be submitted for consideration once. Books cannot be submitted a second time as paperbacks or new editions. All fields of history are eligible. Entries must be in English. The committee is especially interested in projects that include rural women who: create local employment opportunities for others, service others within the community for maintaining daily lives, build a prosperous future for themselves and their children while raising their families, and work in small or large ways for the well-being of the community members while advancing in their own lives.

Contact the committee chair with any questions about the prize: Margaret Jacobs, mjacobs3@unl.edu

Contact the executive director with questions about the organization: Amy Essington, amyessington@wawh.org

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Anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall and Iron Curtain, OSCE

Deadline: October 2, 2009

OSCE video contest - Anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall and Iron Curtain

OSCE launches video contest on civil society to mark anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall and Iron Curtain

The OSCE launched a video contest today to highlight civil society initiatives in the OSCE area to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain.

Initiated and financed by the Permanent Mission of Germany to the OSCE, with the support of the Greek OSCE Chairmanship, the contest aims to raise awareness about the importance of civic participation and highlight positive examples of civil society in action.

The winners will get a trip to Vienna to attend high-profile events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain on 5 and 6 November. The winning short videos will be shown at a special exhibition on 5 November and showcased on the OSCE's YouTube channel and website.

The video contest - "Taking part - civil society initiatives in the OSCE area" - is open to all residents of the 56 OSCE participating States between the ages of 18 and 30. Students, journalists and civil society members are particularly encouraged to enter. The deadline for entries is 2 October.

Contest details can be found on the OSCE website: http://www.osce.org/item/39260.html

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Paid Traineeships at the EU Committee of the Regions

Deadlines: September 30, 2009 and March 31, 2010
Paid Traineeships at the EU Committee of the Regions

Each year, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) provides a limited number of internships for young citizens, from Europe and elsewhere, offering them the opportunity to acquire work experience in a European institution. Two types of internships are available: long-term paid traineeships ( "stages" ) or short-term unpaid study periods ( "séjours d'étude" ).

Long-terms paid traineeships

Each year, the CoR offers young university graduates a limited number of five-month traineeships (stages). These training periods involve work experience in one of the Committee of the Regions' services, and run from 16 February until 15 July (spring traineeships) or from 16 September until 15 February (autumn traineeships).

The purpose of the organisation of traineeships in the CoR is:

to give an idea of the objectives and problems of European integration

to provide practical knowledge of the working of its departments

to enable trainees to acquire personal experience

to enable trainees to develop and put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their studies or personal careers.

Trainees are selected from nationals of the EU Member States. However a limited number of nationals of non-member countries may be accepted.

Applicants must:

Either hold a university degree (or an equivalent diploma) awarded after at least three years of study, or have successfully completed at least four years (eight semesters) of university studies;

or be employed in the public or private sector, provided that they have a university or equivalent degree or have been engaged for at least three years in planning or advisory duties.

Have a thorough knowledge of one official Community language and a satisfactory knowledge of one other (for applicants from EU Member States) , or have a good knowledge of one of the Community languages (for applicants from non-Member States). It is preferable to have a good command of at least one of the main working languages of the Committee of the Regions (English or French).

Must in principle be less than thirty years old at the beginning of their traineeship. However, when good reasons exist, a derogation to the age limit can be granted at the applicant's request. For that purpose, the applicant must send a specific written request to the Traineeship Office, setting out the appropriate justification for such an exemption.

A training grant may be awarded. This grant is currently EUR 1000 per month and a monthly supplement of EUR 100 is given to married trainees whose spouses are not gainfully employed.

Deadlines: Applications must be received by 31 March of the same year (for autumn traineeships) or 30 September of previous year (for spring traineeships).

Applications are to be made exclusively via the Internet. On-line application: http://trainee.cor.europa.eu/default.aspx?inst=COR&culture=EN

Short term unpaid study periods

The CoR also offers short unpaid study periods (séjours d'étude) within one of its services to persons whose professional, academic or research activities indicate that they would familiarise with the Committee's practical workings and/or policies. The nature of the tasks to be fulfilled by trainees depends largely on the unit to which they are assigned; while some units are more political, others are more administrative.

Applicants must:

either hold a university degree (or an equivalent diploma) awarded after at least three years of study, and be able to show that they need to deepen their knowledge of the CoR for reasons related to their professional, academic or research activities;

or be a staff member of a national, regional or local administration participating in an exchange programme with the CoR. Students can as a general rule only apply for this kind of internship at the CoR if they are pursuing post-graduate studies.

have a good command of at least one of the main working languages of the Committee of the Regions (English or French).

All expenses during the study period are to be covered by the beneficiaries: they receive no grant, nor any other financial support from the CoR. The maximum duration for an unpaid traineeship is 4 months.

Deadline: There are no fixed deadlines for unpaid study periods.

Applications should be sent by post to the Traineeship Office.

Key documents

Long-term paid traineeships at the Committee of the Regions -Application form

http://www.cor.europa.eu/pages/PresentationTemplate.aspx?view=folder&id=28516a2d-0fc5-4813-9093-8bc6a932a183&sm=28516a2d-0fc5-4813-9093-8bc6a932a183#s

Short term unpaid study periods at the Committee of the Regions-Application form

http://www.cor.europa.eu/pages/PresentationTemplate.aspx?view=folder&id=28516a2d-0fc5-4813-9093-8bc6a932a183&sm=28516a2d-0fc5-4813-9093-8bc6a932a183#s

Administrative in-service traineeship with the Committee of the Regions. Online application form

http://trainee.cor.europa.eu/default.aspx?inst=COR&culture=EN

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Radcliffe Institute, Harvard

Deadline: October 1, 2009

Open to: Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries

Funding: Stipend

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program, Harvard University, UK

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. We seek to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way. Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute (1999 to present) are not eligible to apply.

Selection Process

Each application is reviewed in a dual-tiered process by peers in relevant disciplines. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise. Applicants are notified of the results of the selection process in March. Cluster proposals from two to five individuals, all of whom fit the criteria status for individual applicants, will be accepted for review.

Terms and Conditions

Stipends are funded up to $65,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. We work with fellows with families who have particular issues connected to relocating to smooth the transition. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow’s home institution. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2010 through June 30, 2011. Visual artists and film, video, sound and new media artists who do not have full time academic appointments may apply to come for one semester only. The stipend is $32,500.00. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.

Applicants will be notified in March of the results.

For additional information, please contact:

Radcliffe Institute Fellowships Office
34 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 496-1324

fellowships@radcliffe.edu

or (617) 496-3048 (Science Office)

science@radcliffe.edu

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War Perspectives. Architecture and Planning in Italy and beyond (1937-1945), 01/21-22/2010, Milano

Deadline: September 30th 2009

Call for papers

War Perspectives. Architecture and Planning in Italy and beyond (1937-1945)

Milan, Italy

The build-up to war, but more particularly the period 1937-1945 that coincided with the dramatic years of the conflicts in Europe and elsewhere in the world, meant professional practices and disciplinary knowledge had to contend with the war machine. This challenge - which can be seen as a clash or as an opportunity for exchange and reorganization - was marked by a speeding-up of the processes of modernization involving architecture, the city and the territory. This colloquium will be structured in two parts: the first proposes to investigate the period through case studies focusing on the Italian example (1940-1945); the second part will deal with the European and international panorama (1937-1945).

The conference is aimed at scholars of history of architecture and planning, history of art, social history, economic history; history of institutions and history of technology.

Proposals should be sent by email in Italian or in English to the addresses alessandro.demagistris@polimi.it and patrizia.bonifazio@polimi.it

no later than September 30th 2009, and should be accompanied by email address, mail address, phone and fax number, an abstract of no more than 500 words describing the subject considered in the paper and a short CV. Notification of the papers that have been accepted will take place on October 15th 2009. The deadline for the completion and first sending of the papers will be December 15th 2009.

Patrizia Bonifazio
DiAP-Politecnico di Milano
Via Bonardi n. 3
20133 Milano - Italia

phone: 02.23995232
fax: 02.23995435

Email: patrizia.bonifazio@polimi.it

Visit the website at http://sites.google.com/site/warperspectives/

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fellowship: NYU

Deadline September 30

NYU Fellowships

The new collaborative NYU/CNRS research center (UMI 3199 "Transitions") is offering 6 short-term fellowships in 2009-10 for doctoral candidates and recent Ph.D.s at work on projects involving history, memory, and/or historical museums and memorialization. The projects can be comparative or in any national field, and young scholars in all humanistic and social science disciplines are eligible.

The fellowship includes round-trip travel expenses to New York from North America or abroad plus a studio apartment near NYU for up to two months. Fellows will have full access to NYU libraries and will be members of the UMI's research team. Fellows will participate in a monthly research seminar involving French and American scholars and are asked submit a paper of about 20 pages by the end of the summer following the research stay at NYU. A selection of the papers will appear in a collective volume to be edited by Denis Peschanski and me.

The application should include a brief description of your work and one letter of recommendation. The deadline is September 30, 2009. Please submit applications to me by email at the address below.

Edward Berenson
New York University
15 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003

(212) 998-8792
(212) 995-4142

Email: edward.berenson@nyu.edu

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Roma Initiatives: Grant Manager, OSI

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Open Society Institute
Roma Initiatives
GRANT MANAGER

The Open Society Institute is the major nongovernmental supporter of efforts to improve the economic and social inclusion of Roma in Central and South Eastern Europe. Over the last 15 years, the Open Society Institute's Roma-related programs have worked on a wide range of issues, including equal access to quality education, women's empowerment and gender equity, public health, civic and political participation, media access and development of Roma media, promoting tolerance, cultural diversity, and challenging anti-Roma prejudice.

The Open Society Institute is one of the main supporters of the Decade of Roma Inclusion. Roma Initiatives guides and coordinates all aspects of Open Society Institute network programming and grant-making activity related to Roma within the framework of the Decade.

In close coordination with the staff members of Roma Initiatives, the Grant Manager will manage the grant portfolio in the countries of the Decade of Roma Inclusion (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Spain).. The Grant Manager will be involved in all stages of project review, development and evaluation.

The following list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and the post holder may be asked to undertake other duties from time to time as requested by the Program Director. The Grant Manager will work in close cooperation with the senior staff of the Roma Initiatives.
Coordinates the grant-making activities of Roma Initiatives in the countries of the Decade of Roma Inclusion
Consults with national foundations and network programs, where needed, in the preparation and review of grant proposals and requests
Develops and oversees calls for proposals and/or grant competitions
Initiates grant contracts and liaises with the Grant and Finance offices to complete them;
Maintains active correspondence with local partners and grantees, reviews grant applications and conducts on-site interviews and monitoring visits throughout the target region of Roma Initiatives
Coordinates and/or oversees the development of training events and exchange visits in response to the needs of the grantees and partners;
Participates and coordinates on-site monitoring and technical assistance visits in collaboration with Roma Initiatives staff and consultants
Prepares review sheets for Roma Initiatives and Roma Advisory Board
Develops strong working relationship with the grantees with a view to enhance their development and institutional capacity

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience;;
Proven experience in program and grant management;
Demonstrated interest in Roma initiatives;
General familiarity with the human rights issues and NGOs active in this field;
Excellent skills in oral and written English;
Knowledge of other language in the region is an asset;
Ability to effectively manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced working environment and to prioritize accordingly;
Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
Ability to work as a team member and independently, with high level of self-motivation;
Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds;
Excellent computer skills;
Willingness to travel and work outside regular office hours as necessary.

Please send applications in English, including a cover (motivation) letter and curriculum vitae, to applications@admingroup.hu.

Application deadline: September 30, 2009.

For more information about Roma Initiative, please see http://www.soros.org/initiatives/roma

OSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer which supports diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

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World History before or after 1500, BAylor

Baylor University - Lecturer Position, Applicants should be ABD or hold a Ph.D. in History

Baylor University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in the department of History to begin in August 2010. This position will be primarily a teaching appointment with responsibility for multiple sections of World History to 1500 and/or World History since 1500. Applicants should be ABD or hold a Ph.D. in History, and should be able to show evidence of outstanding teaching.

For position details and application information please visit: http://www.baylor.edu/hr_services/index.php?id=50814

Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist university, holds a Carnegie classification as a “high-research” institution. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Baylor 2012 (http://www.baylor.edu/vision/).

Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an AA/EEO employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, & persons with disabilities to apply.

Contact Info:
Jeffrey S. Hamilton, Chair
Baylor University
Dept. of History
One Bear Place #97306
Waco, TX 76798-7306

Phone: (254)710-2667
Fax: (254)710-2551

Email: Jeffrey_Hamilton@baylor.edu

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Creating Bridges, Spanning Environments,04/16-17/2010, MO

Deadline: December 4, 2009

Creating Bridges, Spanning Environments: The Eighth Annual MU-KU Conference on History Location: Missouri, United States

This conference will explore the interrelationship of different environments with the construction, advocacy and appropriation of ethnic, national, religious, racial and gender identities. We invite scholars, especially graduate and undergraduate students, to submit one-page abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on these topics. Panel proposals, which should include a chair and/or commentator, are strongly encouraged. Each member of any full panel proposed for the conference will receive a partial remission of their registration fee.

Please submit with your abstract a short CV that includes your home or office mailing addresses, e-mail address, and phone number. Panel sessions should include a CV for all participants, including the chair/commentator, along with the abstracts for each paper. The deadline for submitting these is Friday, December 4, 2009, and papers accepted for presentation will need to be submitted in full by Friday, March 12, 2010.

The conference will be held Friday-Saturday, April 16-17, 2010 on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia.

MU History Graduate Students Association
2010 Conference Submissions
Department of History, 101 Read Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211-7500

Email: umcashistorygrad@missouri.edu

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Fellowship: MN

Deadline: November 20, 2009

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Quadrant Fellows, University of Minnesota

Scholars pursuing interdisciplinary work are invited to apply for a semester-long Quadrant Fellowship at the University of Minnesota to be held in academic year 2010-2011. Quadrant is a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Press, a leader in interdisciplinary scholarly publishing, and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), a catalyst and incubator of research and discussion across disciplinary boundaries. Quadrant is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Complete applications should be sent to the postal address given below and postmarked by November 20, 2009. Please note that the fellowship may not be used for work toward a degree and is not open to faculty or staff at the University of Minnesota.

During their semester in residence at the IAS in Minneapolis, fellows will receive a stipend of up to $30,000, depending on rank and experience; fellowships include medical and dental coverage. At the IAS, fellows will participate in weekly lunches, coffees, and public lectures with a lively interdisciplinary community that includes University of Minnesota fellows and other Quadrant fellows. They will also be involved in at least one of Quadrant's research and publishing collaboratives: Design, Architecture, and Culture; Environment, Culture, and Sustainability; Global Cultures; and Health and Society. Fellows will give a public lecture and will present a work-in-progress in a workshop setting with their Quadrant collaborative group or groups. In addition, they will work directly with an editor from the University of Minnesota Press to develop their manuscripts for submission. Manuscripts submitted to the University of Minnesota Press will undergo standard peer review and Press board approval process.

To apply for a Quadrant Fellowship, please submit five copies of the following materials to the address given below:

Your research proposal (no longer than 1,500 words). Describe the research or creative project you will undertake during your residence. Indicate which of the four Quadrant Groups you would like to join; if you would like to join more than one, please indicate this. Include a discussion of how participation in an interdisciplinary setting as part of Quadrant would advance your work.

An abstract of your proposal (200 words).

A curriculum vitae.

In addition, ask three people familiar with your work and this project to submit letters of support directly to the address below.

All application materials, including letters of support, should be sent to the following postal address and postmarked by November 20, 2009.

Professor Ann Waltner, Director
Institute for Advanced Study
University of Minnesota
131 Nolte Center
315 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

waltn001@umn.edu

Fellowship offers will be made in February 2010, pending renewal of funding.

If you have questions, please contact the Quadrant Coordinator, Anne Carter, at cart0227@umn.edu

Website: http://www.ias.umn.edu/quadrant.php

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Comparative Politics, VA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics - James Madison University, VA

The Political Science Department is seeking a faculty member to serve as a visiting professor for three semesters effective January 4, 2010.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach courses in Political Science and in the Interdisciplinary Social Science and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies programs. A commitment to teacher education is essential. Each semester, the candidate will teach an upper-level course in comparative politics for future middle school and high school teachers. In addition, the successful applicant must have the ability to teach one or more of the following courses: an interdisciplinary seminar on the dynamics of empire; an upper-level course on the politics of the European Union; or an upper-level course on the politics of Eastern and Central Europe.

This is a full-time visiting position with teaching responsibilities during the spring 2010, fall 2010, and spring 2011 semesters. For more information about the Department of Political Science, visit http://www.jmu.edu/polisci

Qualifications: A Ph. D. is preferred by the starting date but not required for appointment at the rank of Instructor; a doctorate is required for appointment as an Assistant Professor. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to teach the required courses and a commitment to teacher education.

The department seeks candidates with strong teaching and research skills.

Pay Rate: Commensurate w/ experience

Special Instructions: 1) Applicants must submit an application, cover letter and curriculum vita electronically via the JobLink system at
https://joblink.jmu.edu

2) Candidates should then also mail a hard copy of their cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, relevant teaching evaluations, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, course syllabi, and other supporting material to:

Comparative Politics
Search Committee, Political Science Department, James Madison University, MSC 7705, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

James Madison University is an AA/EEO university. Women and minority candidates and candidates with physical disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Russian, PA

Deadline: November 30, 2009

Assistant Professor of Russian, Tenure Track - Dickinson College, PA

The position entails teaching five courses per year, including all levels of Russian language, survey courses in literature and culture and seminars in the areas of expertise. The successful candidate should be committed to the study of Russian culture as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. Willingness to participate creatively in the functions of the department, including the Russian Club, the Russian film series and the Russian table are expected.

Requirements: Ph.D in Russian Literature, Film or Theater, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, demonstrated excellence in research and teaching at the college level. Interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching are preferred.

The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, a transcript and three letters of recommendation. You must apply for this position at https://jobs.dickinson.edu
Only letters of recommendation should be sent via regular mail to: Elizabeth Zizzi, Russian Department Coordinator, Dickinson College, PO Box 1773 Carlisle PA 17013-2896

Dickinson is committed to diversity, and we encourage candidates who will contribute to meeting that goal to apply. Applications and nominations of women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

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Twentieth-Century Russian History, MS

Deadline: September 28, 2009

Assistant Professor of Twentieth-Century Russian History - University of Mississippi

The Department of History and the Croft Institute for International Studies invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Twentieth-Century Russian History. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2010. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the Department of History and the Croft Institute for International Studies. Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the potential for significant peer-reviewed publications are required.

Candidates must complete an online application at https://jobs.olemiss.edu

Candidates should also attach to the online application the following supplementary materials: a letter that outlines current and projected research and teaching interests, a vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and a chapter-length writing sample.

Alternatively, candidates may send these supplementary materials to: Chair, Russian History Search Committee, Department of History, 310 Bishop Hall, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848.

Applications completed by September 28, 2009 are guaranteed full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be held at the 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention in Boston in early November. Salary is competitive.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/TitleIX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

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Russian history , CT

Deadline: November 2, 2009

Tenure-track assistant professor of Russian history - Wesleyan University, CT

Wesleyan University's History Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of modern Russian history to begin July 1, 2010. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in all aspects of the life of the College of Social Studies, a multidisciplinary program in history, economics, government, and philosophy. In addition to offering seminars in her or his specialty, the successful candidate must be prepared to teach Russian history from the Kievan period to the present (including Russia's engagement with the wider world), a survey course on modern European history from 1815 on, and, at regular intervals, a group tutorial on Europe since 1789 (CSS 240) in the College of Social Studies.

Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2010. Send a letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference and a chapter-length writing sample to modernrussia@wesleyan.edu addressed to Prof. Erik Grimmer-Solem, Chair, Russian History Search.
Where necessary, hard copies may be mailed to the Department of History, Wesleyan University, 238 Church

Street, Middletown, CT 06459. Applications received by November 2, 2009 will be given full consideration. Screening interviews will be conducted at the AHA Annual Meeting in San Diego, January 7-10, 2010. Wesleyan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of historically under-represented minority groups.

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Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in specific fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded to the selected field of study at accredited institutions of higher education. The selected fields in the arts are: creative writing, music performance, music theory, music composition, music literature, studio arts (including photography), television, film, cinematography, theater arts, playwriting, screenwriting, acting, and dance. The selected fields in the humanities are: art history including architectural history), archeology, area studies, classics, comparative literature, English language and literature, folklore, folk life, foreign languages and literature, history, linguistics, philosophy, religion (excluding study of religious vocation), speech, rhetoric, and debate. The selected fields in the social sciences are: anthropology, communications and media, economics, ethnic and cultural studies, geography, political science, psychology (excluding clinical psychology), public policy and public administration, and sociology (excluding the master's and doctoral degrees in social work).
Applications Available: August 21, 2009.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 5, 2009.
Deadline for Transmittal of the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA): January 31, 2010.

Eligible Applicants: Individuals who, at the time of application: are eligible to receive a Federal grant, loan or work assistance pursuant to section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); intend to pursue a doctoral or Master of Fine Arts degree in an eligible field of study selected by the Board at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education; and are a U.S. citizen or national, a permanent resident of the United States, in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and intending to become a permanent resident, or a citizen of any one of the Freely Associated States. Applicants must also either: be entering into a doctoral program in academic year 2010-2011, or have not yet completed the first full year in the doctoral program, in an eligible field of study for which they are seeking support; or be entering a Master of Fine Arts program in academic year 2010- 2011, or have not yet completed the first full year in the Master of Fine Arts program, in an eligible field of study for which they are seeking support.
Estimated Available Funds: $1,181,385 for new awards.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $43,755.
Estimated Number of Awards: 27.

Additional information is available online at:
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2009-3/082109c.html

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Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant

DEADLINE: October 15, 2009

Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant (University of Pittsburgh)

The University of Pittsburgh's Slavic, Central Asian, and Eastern and Central European video and DVD collection is the leading collection outside of the Russian Federation, with a holding of more than 6,000 items, including extensive holdings in Russian, Slovak, and Central Asian cinema. Online information about the Pitt collection, which is non-circulating, is available at http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/video/index.html.

Supported by Pitt's Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Russian and East European Studies Center (REES), the Slavic Department, and the Film Studies Program, the 2009-2010 Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant solicits applications from scholars with developed research projects that would benefit from on-site access to this collection. The selection committee would look favorably on those applications that include a research presentation as a public lecture.

Travel awards are $ 1,200 each, intended to defray costs of domestic airfare, two nights' lodging, and a modest per diem for three days. Two scholars will be chosen in the 2009-2010 competition, one for each semester of this academic year.

Recipients will be notified by within two weeks after the submission deadline and funds must be spent by 30 April 2010.

Interested scholars should send an electronic copy of a one-page, single-spaced project description (including preferred dates and a list of anticipated research materials in the Pitt collection) to Prof. Vladimir Padunov at padunov@pitt.edu with the Subject Heading "Pittfilm Travel-to-Collections Grant."

See film collection at http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/video/

Vladimir Padunov
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Associate Director, Film Studies Program
University of Pittsburgh
427 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-5713
Russian Film Symposium

FAX: 412-624-9714
http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu

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Russia, St. Petersburg

The IMARES program at EUSP is the only fully-fledged MA about Russia (and now also Eurasia) delivered in English in Russia (http://www.eu.spb.ru/imares). For those who have received or are going to receive their BA from the University of Michigan, consider enrolling in this program or spending a semester with us as a part of your MA program at home. IMARES, an advanced graduate program for students who already hold a B.A. degree or its equivalent, offers training and research opportunities as well as firsthand experience to get a close feel for Russia and the many other countries in the wider region. In 1998 this program began as M.A. in Russian Studies.

From 1 February to 7 May 2010 we are running our first undergraduate semester in Russian Studies (http://www.eu.spb.ru/semester). It draws upon the resources and experience of IMARES but is tuned to the requirements of western undergraduate training. The semester abroad module for mature undergraduates includes classes in Russian history, politics and culture as well as intensive Russian language classes. Throughout the spring semester in Saint Petersburg students will receive professional academic training in Russian area studies and have diverse personal experiences with Russian society. The courses in history and culture will include on-site classes in cultural and historical venues of Saint Petersburg. All instruction is in English.

Dr. Sergey Erofeev
Director of International Programs
European University at St. Petersburg
Tel./fax +7 812 579 4402
Web: http://www.eu.spb.ru/international

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WWI, Brill

This is a call for contributors. We are especially interested in transnational comparisons. Here are some possible themes that Julian and I have worked out. We are more than open to suggestions for themes that we have overlooked.

Censorship and the war
Presenting the war in the Colonies and Neutral Countries
1. Near East
2. Africa
3. Far East
4. The Commonwealth
5. Neutral Countries
6. The United States

Propaganda perspectives
Possible chapters:
1. Gendering the war
2. Domestic Mobilization
3. Justifications for fighting/the "Will to Fight"
4. The war in occupied territory
5. Keeping Russia in the war
6. Culture (Art/Music/Literature) and propaganda
7. Propaganda and the Peace(s) [Versailles, Brest-Litovsk, ...]
8. Recording Victory and Defeat: Frontline reporting and the military
9. Propaganda and peace movements

The items above are not meant to be exhaustive, nor are we committed to having all of them in the volume. They are simply examples of the types of contributions that would be appropriate for the volume as we have conceived it. The language of the volume will be English, but there is some money for translating (possibly three chapters).

Once enough potential contributors have signed on to the project, Julian and I will create a proposal for a contract. Once the contract is in hand, contributors would have 14-18 months to complete their contribution. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,
Troy Paddock
Professor of History
Southern CT State University
paddockt1@southernct.edu

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

Deadline: September 25, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference: Romani mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives
14-15 January 2010
Oxford

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.

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.

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 organisers by Friday 25th September 2009. For full details see the Call for Papers (attached).

A limited number of bursaries are available for presenters of papers.
The bursaries will cover the registration fee and accommodation in Oxford. To apply for bursaries, applicants must accompany their abstract and CV with a one-page cover letter stating why support would be beneficial to them, and name and contact address of a referee.

For full details see the Call for Papers: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/

EMAIL: nando.sigona@qeh.ox.ac.uk
WEB: www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/conf_conferences_140110.html
BLOG: http://romanimobilities.wordpress.com/

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

Web: RSC www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/Sigona.html
Young Undocumented Migrants [YUM] website www.staff.city.ac.uk/yum

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September 24, 2009

Call for Applicants: Field researchers for trafficking study

Field researchers for trafficking study

The ERRC seeks eight consultants to work on a project it is currently implementing in partnership with People in Need Slovakia (PiN) on trafficking of Romani children, youth, women and men in Eastern and Central Europe. Within this project, implemented in Hungary, Slovakia,the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria, the ERRC and PiN will analyse the effectiveness of national laws and policies on prevention and victim support, and are looking for consultants for its implementation. The selected applicants will be engaged on a part-time consultancy basis over a period of seven months (end of October 2009 to May 2010).

The full vacancy announcement is available HERE: http://www.errc.org/cikk.php?cikk=3052 .

The European Roma Rights Centre is an international public interest law organisation which monitors the human rights situation of Roma and provides legal defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more information about the European Roma Rights Centre, visit the ERRC on the web at http://www.errc.org
To support the ERRC, please visit this link: http://www.errc.org/cikk.php?cikk=2735

European Roma Rights Centre
1386 Budapest 62
P.O. Box 906/93
Hungary
Tel: +36.1.413.2200
Fax: +36.1.413.2201

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September 23, 2009

Senior Program Manager, Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs, D.C.

Senior Program Manager
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
Washington, D.C.
Position Description
FLSA STATUS: Exempt

SUMMARY:
The Senior Program Manager for Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs is responsible for oversight and management of a range of Eurasia-bound higher education programs, program development, marketing, and supervision of program staff.

Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs
Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP) (academic year, summer, and semester) for undergraduate students and post-BA students;
Eurasian Regional Languages Program;
Research Scholar Program - (funded and fee for service);
Business Russian Language and Internship Program;
A group of private programs;
South and Central European Languages and Research Program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise up to ten program staff;
Oversee, train, and advise Resident Directors for each program, in coordination with the RLASP program manager;
Develop, prepare and revise program publications, including developing a publicity plan;
Prepare annual budget; monitor program budgets;
Plan program development for continuing and new programs, based on program evaluations;
Oversee management of Partner Institute relations; review Partner Institute agreements, advise on terms and renegotiate when appropriate;
Oversee selection committee formation;
Develop and deliver presentations at participant orientations;
Oversee and participate in advertising for and recruiting participants; manage alumni relations;
Coordinate mailings to university Russian departments and study abroad offices; and
Participate in grant proposal writing and reporting in collaboration with American Councils Bids and Proposals department.

QUALIFICATIONS:
M.A. degree in Russian Area Studies or equivalent; or equivalent work experience;
5 years work experience managing international or exchange programs; supervisory experience;
Excellent communication skills;
Recent in-country experience;
Proficiency in spoken and written Russian language;
Problem solving skills; and
Demonstrated effective planning and organizing skills.

TO APPLY:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements with the job title in the subject line to HR Department, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: resumes@americancouncils.org
No phone calls.
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the support of international research, the design of innovative programs, and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

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'Russian History'

Russian History's mission is the publication of original articles on the history of Russia through the centuries, in the assumption that all past
experiences are inter-related. Russian History seeks to discover, analyze, and understand the most interesting experiences and relationships and elucidate their causes and consequences. Contributors to the journal take their stand from different perspectives: intellectual, economic and military history, domestic, social and class relations, relations with non-Russian peoples, nutrition and health, all possible events that had an influence on Russia. Russian History is *the* international platform for the presentation of such findings.

MANUSCRIPTS
You are invited to submit your paper to the journal. Manuscripts may be sent directly and electronically to the Editor-in-Chief at the following address:
RUSSIANHISTORY@UCONN.EDU

Submission guidelines can be downloaded here:
http://www.brill.nl/downloads/RUHI-submission-guidelines-final.pdf

For other queries, please contact the publisher directly at:
ROMEIN@BRILL.NL

Brill, Academic Publishers since 1683
Ivo Romein
Slavic & Eurasian Studies
P.O. Box 9000
2300 PA Leiden, Holland
www.brill.nl/slavic

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Orientalism / Occidentalism, 09/23-25/2010, Moscow

CALL FOR PAPERS

Orientalism/Occidentalism: Languages of Cultures vs. Languages of Description
Hosted by the Russian Institute for Cultural Research in Moscow
23-25 September 2010

This Conference intends to stimulate the study of the cross-cultural phenomenon of Orientalism, broadly understood as fictional narratives or an academic description of the East (Asian and African cultures) in Western art, literature and scholarly research.

An analysis of the interpretations of the East by the West (and vice versa) and their historical evolution has emerged as especially important in light of ongoing globalization which has triggered the intensification of ideological, religious, economic and cultural differences between the East and the West.

Orientalism, the European interpretation of the East, bears negative connotations in some Asian societies and among certain Western scholars.
Occidentalism, or the depiction of the West as seen from the East, often oscillates between excessively enthusiastic and overly critical portrayals of its subject.

This Conference's presentations and discussions aim to distill a critical understanding of Orientalist/Occidentalist discourses and question cross-cultural assumptions. The goal is to provide a forum in which old issues, new data, and fresh methodological approaches can be discussed and developed.

Topics for discussion will include:
Section 1: Classical Orientalism of the 19th Century
The Orient of the Romantics from the Maghreb to the Caucasus;
Academic Orientalism: an exotic entourage and the "eternal laws of beauty";
The erotic myth of the East as sublimation of Western sexual complexes ;
The world of wild and cruel passion in Oriental decorations;
The world of Islam seen through the prism of Orientalism;
Chinoiserie and Japonisme.

Section 2: The East as "The Other" in the Western mind of the 20th century
Cubism's Africanism;
Surrealism and the "Primitive";
Avantgardism and the "Natives" in mass culture.

Section 3: Looking from the East: Images of the Occidental world in Afro-Asian cultures

Closing Discussion: The East and the West: The ways to cultural convergence

Keynote speakers: Prof. Shigemi Inaga (Nichibunken, Kyoto), Prof. Sergey Serebryany (RSUH, Moscow), Prof. Timon Screech (SOAS, London), Prof. Vera
Tolz (U. of Manchester), Prof. Toshio Watanabe (U. of Arts, London)

The conference will be conducted in Russian and English with synchronic translation.

Proposals for papers (duration: 20 minutes) are invited from art historians, historians of literature and specialists in cultural studies that examine the phenomena of Orientalism/Occidentalism. Papers should address the ways and limitations of cross-cultural discourse in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Please provide an abstract (up to 300 words) highlighting the argument of the proposed paper, include affiliation and contact details, and please indicate if A/V is needed.

Proposals are welcome by 20 December 2009

Kindly submit proposals to orientalism@ricur.ru
In case of any questions please write to a Conference organizer Dr. Evgeny Steiner: evenbach@gmail.com

Notification of the Program Committee's decisions will be sent out by late February 2010.

Abstracts will be published at the time of the conference. A volume of selected papers is expected to be published in due course.

Financial assistance with accommodation and meals for out of town and foreign participants is possible. The availability will depend on the
Conference's budget and the number of presenters.

Professor Evgeny Steiner
Senior Research Associate
Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
SOAS, University of London
Brunei Gallery, B401
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

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Religious Parties in Processes of Democratic Consolidation, 03/18-20/2010, Princeton

Deadline: September 31, 2009

Call for Papers

Religious Parties in Processes of Democratic Consolidation – Revisiting the Inclusion-Moderation Thesis
Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., USA
March 18-20, 2010

The salient appearance of religious parties after recent democratic transition processes raises important questions: Under what conditions do religious groups eschew radical stances and unconditionally abide by the democratic rules of the game? Do the core features of liberal-democracy─ multiparty electoral contestation, respect for basic freedoms, the rule of law ─ reinforce and mutually support one another in democratic consolidation processes, or may the inclusion of religious parties actually endanger liberal politics in the short, medium and long term?

Comparison
While geographic comparison of party politics is well-established in the field of Political Science, the benefits of diachronic comparisons are still less often realized. Our conference seeks to combine geographic and diachronic comparison by including case studies from the second and third wave of democratization (post-1945 and post-1974) as well as from recently democratized states.

Case Selection
To ensure that we consider political parties in democratic consolidation processes, and not in electoral processes in liberalized authoritarian regimes, only case studies of religious parties in countries that at the time of the investigation score 6 or higher on Polity IV index (and for the contemporary cases 6.0 or higher on the Bertelsmann Democracy Status Index) will be included.

Combination of Qualitative and Quantitative Data
We particular welcome submissions from scholars who combine ethnographic studies of religious political parties and deep historical knowledge of the respective societies in which these parties emanate, with quantitative analyses of public opinion and electoral data.

Questions of Inquiry
Ideology and behavior of religious actors are conditioned by the institutional setting under which they operate. Political competition can create strong incentives for religious political parties to pursue vote-maximization strategies. Under certain conditions, vote-maximization strategies entail developing moderate platforms and jettisoning the religious-motivated goal of restructuring society.

To take the already well-established literature on the inclusion-moderation debate forward, four interrelated questions shall guide the geographic and diachronic comparative inquiry at the conference:
1) how does the competition for votes with secular parties and other religious parties affect the policy positions and strategies of religious parties?
2) how does participation in electoral politics affect intra-factional struggles within religious parties?
3) how does participation in electoral politics affect the internal organization of the party, and vice versa, how does internal party organization affect strategies and policies of religious parties?
4) What types of moderation of religious parties contribute to democratic consolidation? In which policy realms is moderation more consequential for democratic consolidation processes than in others?

We invite experts on specific political parties to elucidate one or several of the questions raised above. While the evolution of religious party politics in Israel, Western Europe, Indonesia and Turkey provide particularly fruitful settings as these countries have undergone and are undergoing democratic consolidation processes, we call for abstracts on religious parties in all countries that meet the case selection criteria outlined above.

Please send an abstract of 500 words by September 31, 2009 to the two organizers. Abstracts should specifically mention the methodology the
paper will employ.

Professor Manfred Brocker
mbrocker@princeton.edu

Professor Mirjam Künkler
kuenkler@princeton.edu

Thanks to a grant by the German Science Foundation (DFG), we will be able to cover all travel and lodging expenses of invited participants.

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Bard-Smolny Programs, St. Petersburg

Application Deadlines
October 1: Spring Semester
March 1: Summer Language Intensive
April 1: Fall Semester / Full Academic Year

Bard College offers a semester study abroad program at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Designed to meet the needs of students who have two years of college-level Russian or more (including heritage speakers) the Bard-Smolny Program in St. Petersburg offers an academically rich environment for students from North American college and universities wishing to study abroad in Russia for a single semester or for the full academic year.

In the Bard-Smolny Program students enroll side by side with Russian students in classes at Smolny College, the first liberal arts college in Russia. The program enables students to advance their level of competency in the Russian language in our Russian as a Second Language (RSL) program while simultaneously taking other academic courses that meet requirements for their B.A. degree at their home college or university. Smolny College offers courses in 20 academic areas including: art history and architecture, international relations, political studies and human rights; literature, music and performing arts; and sociology and anthropology.

For more information on the Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program: http://www.smolny.org/bard-smolny/

Jennifer Kloes
International Program Manager
Institute for International Liberal Education / Bard College
Tel: (845) 758-7081
E-mail: kloes@bard.edu

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Children and War: Past and Present, 09/30-10/2/2010, Salzburg

Deadline December 31, 2009

CfP: Children and War: Past and Present

University of Salzburg, Austria
30 September – 2 October 2010
Organised by the University of Salzburg and the University of Wolverhampton (UK)

In recent years the volume of international research on ‘Children and War’, carried out by academics, governmental and non-governmental organisations and institutions as well as the media, has continually increased. At the same time there has been a growing public interest in how children experience military conflicts and how their lives have been affected by war and its aftermath.

Research topics are as varied as the disciplines and interests involved – often acting independently of each other. Therefore it seems time to review current research and to open new perspectives for future work by bringing together scholars from various academic disciplines, practitioners in the field, representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions and the media.

All proposals which focus on any topic and theme on ‘Children and War’ are welcome, ranging from the experience of war, flight, displacement and resettlement, relief and rehabilitation work, gender issues, persecution, trafficking, abuse and prostitution, trauma and amnesia, the trans-generational impact of persecution, individual and collective memory, educational issues, films and documentaries, artistic and literary approaches, to remembrance and memorials, and questions of theory and methodology.

Specific conference themes anticipated are:
Children as witnesses and victims of war and conflicts
Holocaust, genocides and forced labour
Child soldiers, partisans and resistance fighters
Army mascots
Deportations and displacements, refugees and asylum seekers
War crimes, trials and human rights

Please send an abstract of 200-250 words, together with biographical background information of 50-100 words by 31 December 2009 to: J.D.Steinert@wlv.ac.uk

All proposals are subject to a review process.

Conference language: English.

The organising team: Wolfgang Aschauer (Salzburg),
Helga Embacher (Salzburg), Darek Galasinski (Wolverhampton),
Olga Kozlowska (Wolverhampton), Albert Lichtblau (Salzburg),
Grazia Prontera (Salzburg), Johannes-Dieter Steinert
(Wolverhampton).

Fees: EUR 100 for speakers. The fee includes admission to all panels, lunches, coffees and teas. Further information and registration details will be made available early in 2010. All participants need to secure their own funding to participate in this conference.

It is intended to publish a selection of conference papers.

Helga Embacher (University of Salzburg) & Dieter Steinert
(University of Wolverhampton)

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Reading the (Re)Presented Past: Literature and Historical Consciousness, 1700-present

Deadline: November 11, 2009

Call for Papers
Reading the (Re)Presented Past: Literature and Historical Consciousness, 1700-present

Since the emergence of self-consciously fictional forms in the late seventeenth century, the boundary between literary and historical techniques for representing the past has been both permeable and contested. Readers have long been the focus of rhetoric about the dangers of representing history in fiction, but their agency in negotiating this borderland has been largely overlooked.

Reading the Past is an edited collection of essays that investigates the relationship between representations of the past and their real or imagined readers. Focusing on readers of literary texts from the long eighteenth century to the present day, the collection considers the intersection of historical representation, fictional techniques, and reading practices. While the collection considers generic boundaries, the focus is upon readers and reading itself as an act of historical recollection. It explores the way in which the reader’s response to the past is mediated by the text, shaped and structured by the relationship between past and present postulated within it. The collection examines, too, how readers themselves conceptualise, enact and/or embody the relationship between past and present as they read. To what extent does reading perform cultural memory? How does the reader contribute to the production of historical meaning? Can reading itself be understood as a form of history production? Taken together the essays gathered in this collection will examine the continuities and shifts from the eighteenth century to the present in the reader’s relationship to a represented past.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

The role of affect in reading the past; Collective, cultural, or embodied memory; The writer as history’s reader: how do authors use the past in their fiction?; Temporality – literary and historical time;

Writing and re-membering lives; The imagined reader: how do texts position the reader in relationship to the past they represent?; The relationship between fiction and history in the secret history, or roman à clef; the historical novel; historiographic metafiction; Reading communities, or reading as sociability; Questions of epistemology in reading the past in the literary text; Reflections on reading history / the history of reading; Questions of genre: how do different narrative strategies position the reader in relation to the past? How does genre affect history-writing, and reading, in literature?;

Representations of readers in literature, including amateurs and professionals reading the past.

Please send an abstract of 500 words along with a brief biographical note to Kate Mitchell (Australian National University) kate.mitchell@anu.edu.au

or Nicola Parsons (University of Sydney) nicola.parsons@usyd.edu.au by 11 November 2009.

Dr Nicola Parsons
Department of English
John Woolley Building (A20)
University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Phone: +61 (0)2 9036 7229
Fax: +61 (0)2 9351 2434

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Europe Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall The New Europe, New Europes, 10/14-15/2010, Geneva

Deadline: October 30,2009

Europe Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall The New Europe, New Europes? Location: Switzerland
Call for Papers Deadline: 2009-10-30
Date Submitted: 2009-09-10
Announcement ID: 170524

Call for Papers

Europe Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall The New Europe, New Europes?

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Fondation Pierre du Bois pour l’histoire du temps présent
Geneva, October 14-15, 2010

The organizers of this conference wish to provide a framework for reflection on developments and realignments in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Eastern enlargement of the European Union. The conference proposes to explore changes and continuities by analyzing the transformations in Europe following the fall of the Iron Curtain and by contextualizing EU Eastern enlargement within the long-term development of European integration up to the present. The conference will also examine the interaction between these transformations, Eastern enlargement and other changes that have occurred in international politics since the early 1990s.

The impact of these changes will be explored within the following themes:

The emergence of a European political space, within the EU and beyond its borders: Russia and Europe, the Caucasus and Europe, the Balkans and Europe, but also the role of other European organizations, notably the Council of Europe, as well as EU member-states in Europe or Europe in the world;

The internal functioning of the EU: the impact of the accession of new member-states on European institutions and relations between member-states, the impact on the role of non-state actors and civil society;

The development of EU external relations: relations with the United States – within NATO and beyond – and Russia as well as with the EU’s new neighbours in the East and the countries of the Mediterranean region, relations with the rising powers of India and China and less developed states, also in the context of globalization;

Visions and expectations regarding Europe and the European integration process: perceptions of an enlarged EU and its long-term development expressed by intellectuals as well as official discourse and public opinion. This perspective will allow us to address a number of issues including the impact of the communist heritage or the rise of Euro-scepticism.

Researchers interested in participating in the colloquium and presenting a paper that fitted within these themes are invited to submit an abstract of the proposed contribution (500 words maximum) to colloque2010@fondation-pierredubois.ch until 30 October 2009.

The organisers encourage contributions by researchers at all stages of their academic career. For younger researchers, they may however request a letter of recommendation from the supervisor or an example of written work.

Pierre-Etienne Bourneuf
International History and Politics Department
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
Case postale 136
1211 Genève 21 - Suisse

(+41) 022 908 58 03

Visit the website at http://www.fondation-pierredubois.ch

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Council for European Studies, 04/15-17/2010, Montreal

Deadline: October 15, 2009

Call for Papers

Council for European Studies

Seventeenth International Conference

April 15-17, 2010

A recent crisis of confidence has unsettled paradigms for economic, social and political governance: political identities, social allegiances, parameters of markets, cultural truisms, and religious truths are all in flux. Europe has long served as a model for the rest of the world - whether as object of admiration, forced exemplar, foil, or cautionary tale - and the present vacuum of certainty presents yet another moment of opportunity for scholars of "the old world." Are European experiments in economic coordination the solution to the excesses of unregulated capitalism -- is this the moment for the revenge of the European model?

For the 2010 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines; in particular, we welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. The Committee will accept only two submissions per person. Members may also participate in a maximum of two sessions.

The Council for European Studies fosters and recognizes outstanding, multidisciplinary research in European studies through a range of programs, including conferences, publications, special events, and awards. The Council´s international conferences bring together scholars from a multitude of countries and a variety of fields for discussion and interdisciplinary exchange.

Proposals may be submitted from August 1 to October 15, 2009 via the URL:http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ces/ces10/

More information on the conference will be available in upcoming issues of the CES newsletter. You may subscribe to the newsletter here: www.ces.columbia.edu/members/indiv_members.html

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

Cathie Jo Martin, CES Chair
Boston University

Sophie Meunier, Conference Co-Chair
Princeton University

Phil Nord, Conference Co-Chair
Princeton University

Marion Fourcade
University of California, Berkeley

Peter Hall
Harvard University

Martha Lampland
University of California, San Diego

Patrick Leblond
University of Ottawa

Peter Mandler
Cambridge University

Marla Stone
Occidental College

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SSRC IDRF Competition

Deadline: November 3, 2009 (9:00 p.m. EST)

Announcing the 2010 IDRF Competition
Apply Online: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

About the Fellowship
The IDRF Program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies. IDRF accepts applications for research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives, as well as research on multiple countries and/or multiple world regions. While proposals may cover all periods in history, they must demonstrate relevance to contemporary issues and debates.

Eligibility
The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences - regardless of citizenship - enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins. Proposals that identify the U.S. as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals which focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.

Fellowship Terms
The IDRF program provides support for nine to twelve months of continuous dissertation research outside of the United States. Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750. The fellowship includes participation in an interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

Apply Online
For more detailed information and to apply, visit the IDRF website:
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/The IDRF Program is administered by the Social Science Research Council in consultation with the American Council of Learned Societies and funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more about it here.
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) brings necessary knowledge to critical social issues. To learn more about us and to support our work,
please visit our website.
http://www.ssrc.org/

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the archaeology of things from the early modern, modern and contemporary world, 10/16-18/2009, Oxford

Modern Materials: the archaeology of things from the early modern, modern and contemporary world

Friday 16-Sunday 18 October 2009.

KEBLE COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

How does the study of material things contribute to our understanding of the early modern, modern and contemporary world? What is the distinctive contribution of archaeology in these studies?

The 7th annual meeting of the CHAT conference group focuses on the archaeological study of ‘Modern Materials’ – from ‘small things forgotten’ to large and complex technological artefacts; and from discrete, single objects to large, disparate assemblages.

The full programme is online at http://www.contemp-hist-arch.ac.uk/news.htm

Delegate registration is £40, including tea, coffee and reception. Registration forms are online at http://www.contemp-hist-arch.ac.uk/news.htm

Keynote Speaker: Prof Nick Shepherd (University of Cape Town)

Discussants: Prof Mary Beaudry (Boston University), Prof Laurie WIlkie (University of California, Berkeley), Dr James Symonds (Sheffield University), Prof Chris Gosden (Oxford University)

Concluding remarks: Hedley Swain (MLA)

Dan Hicks
School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
36 Beaumont St, Oxford.

tel: 44 (0)1865 613011
Email: dan.hicks@arch.ox.ac.uk

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Literature and Madness

Deadline: April, 4, 2010

Literature and Madness

Call for Papers

Seeking papers on psychological aspects of literature or film with a special emphasis on the "madness" aspect of a character or theme.

Branimir Rieger

English Department

Lander University

Greenwood, South Carolina 29649

Phone: 864-3888389

Email: brieger@lander.edu

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Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture, 04/16-18/2010, UK

Deadline: January 1, 2010

Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

University of Hertfordshire, UK

April 16-18 2010

The irony of creatures with no reflection becoming such a pervasive reflection of modern culture pleases in a dark way. Since their animation out of folk materials in the nineteenth century, by Polidori, as Varney and in Le Fanu and Stoker, vampires have been continually reborn in modern culture. They have stalked texts from Marx’s image of the leeching capitalist, through Pater’s Lady Lisa of tainted knowledge, to the multifarious incarnations in contemporary fictions in print and on screen. They have enacted a host of anxieties and desires, shifting shape as the culture they are brought to life in itself changes form. More recently, their less charismatic undead cousins, zombies, have been dug up in droves to represent various fears and crises in contemporary culture.

The aim of the conference is to relate the undead in literature, art, and other media to questions concerning gender, technology, consumption, and social change. It will provide an interdisciplinary forum for the development of innovative and creative research and examine these creatures in all their various manifestations and cultural meanings.

Keynote speakers (to be confirmed)

Prof. David Punter, University of Bristol (The Literature of Terror, 1996)

Prof. Fred Botting, University of Lancaster (Gothic Romanced: Consumption, Gender and Technology in Contemporary Fiction, 2008) Dr Stacey Abbott, University of Roehampton (Celluloid Vampires, 2007, Angel, 2009) confirmed

Teen writers: Daniel Waters (Generation Dead, 2008) and Eden Maguire (Beautiful Dead, 2009)

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- sexuality and the (living or undead) body
- identity politics
- Goth culture
- new technologies
- the metaphor of reflection
- celluloid vampires: adaptations and incarnations
- teen vampire/zombie fiction
- undead TV
- blood, money, and circulation
- parasitism, production, and consumption
- decomposition and decadence
- the Undead as Other (nationality, class, gender, etc.)
- vampiric art and/or the artist as vampire
- Marx and the vampire

Abstracts (200--300 words) for twenty-minute papers as well as proposals for one and a half hour panels should be submitted as an email attachment to Dr Sam George, s.george@herts.ac.uk by January 1st 2010.
Abstract should be sent in the following format: Surname as the document title. (1) Title (2) Presenter(s) (3) Institutional affiliation (4) Email (5) Abstract. Panel proposals should include (1) Title of the panel (2) Name and contact information of the chair (3) Abstracts of the presenters. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by the end of January 2010.

For more information, contact Dr Sam George at s.george@herts.ac.uk

Dr Sam George
School of Humanities,
University of Hertfordshire
De Havilland, Hatfield,
Herts

AL109AB

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Imagining Other Histories, 02/10-13/2010, NM

Deadline: December 1, 2009

Imagining Other Histories

New Mexico

Call for Papers

Imagining Other Histories: The SW/TX PCA/ ACA in the area of Historical Fiction invites papers on the role of history and alternate history in fiction. To what extent have fiction writers, poets, filmmakers, myth makers, and other producers of pop culture bent the paths of history into different directions, into ur worlds, friendlier worlds, bleak worlds, parallel worlds, idealist worlds? Take, for example, the way that the reality of African American history was initially omitted from standard American historical accounts and the paths of history were bent toward the hegemony of a White world. Other examples might be how Plato imagined the course of human history in parallel worlds; or the America imagined by Nathaniel Hawthorne in House of the Seven Gables.

Submission deadline is December 1, 2009. The conference is held from February 10-13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please consult the website at http://swtxpca.org/ for other information, registration deadlines, and conference organizer contacts.

All queries are welcome. Email queries and abstracts to me at solizc@fvsu.edu or at csoliz@csoliz.com

Please submit a vita with your abstract and a short biographical statement (1 paragraph) with your abstract.

Cristine Soliz

014 Bond Building

478-827-3125

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The fighter along the History: identity, perception, representation, 04/01-02/2010, Spain

Deadline: October 15, 2009

The fighter along the History: identity, perception, representation.
Cantabria, Spain

Call for Papers

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences are inviting abstracts for a conference to be held at the University of Cantabria, Spain, 01-02 April 2010.

This conference aims to be a forum for presentation and discussion of studies related to the phenomenon of war from an interdisciplinary perspective. Professors and graduate students from history, literature, art history, political science, anthropology and sociology, are strongly invited to this symposium focused on the fighters community, frontgemeinschaft. Study of sociability in war, psychological states of soldiers, mentality and ideology of combat units, military indoctrination or behaviour in "us" versus "them" are some of the topics in which the Conference is interesting in. The languages of the Symposium will be Spanish and English.

People interested must send a brief bio and an abstract (200 words) before 15 October 2009 to:

Daniel Macías Fernández (M.A. History) maciasd@unican.es

José M.Aguilera Manzano (Ph.D. History)aguilerajm@unican.es

Jose Maria Aguilera Manzano
University of Cantabria
Avenida de los Castros S/N

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Racial Profiling: International, Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Deadline: Oct0ber 2, 2009

Call for Chapters: Racial Profiling Collection Call for Papers)

Additional chapters are required for a collection entitled Racial Profiling: International, Interdisciplinary Perspectives to be published in 2010. This new collection provides an important multi-national perspective on an issue of great and growing concern, particularly but not exclusively in the context of corporate globalization and neo-liberal governance. Despite the growing significance of regimes of racial profiling, surveillance and tightened border controls in the post-9/11 period, there have been very few extended analyses of racial profiling in different eras and contexts (particularly at borders). The work examines the issue from a transborder perspective, with comparisons, connections and intersections of policy and practice.

Chapters already included examine topics including reframing racial profiling as a human rights rather than civil rights issue, racial profiling and implications for inter/national and human security, racial profiling along borders in the US and the construction of “terrorists” and “illegal aliens,” racial profiling and internment in Canada during WWII, racial profiling and problems of proof and movements opposing racial profiling, among others.

Please submit chapters by (or preferably before) October 2 to the editor:

Dr. J. Shantz
Jeffrey.Shantz@kwantlen.ca

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada

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The Legacy of Communism

Deadline: October 1, 2009

Papers, Essays and Reviews (PEAR)

Published twice a year and managed by graduate students, Papers, Essays and Reviews (P.E.A.R.) is a peer-reviewed graduate journal of International Studies at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies in association with the Center for International Studies and Yonsei University Press, the first of its kind in both Korea and East Asia.

We have extended our deadline for submissions for our next issue until October 1st. We will have a spotlight containing 4-5 featured-length papers under the title "The Legacy of Communism." We also encourage submission of any IR-related papers, essays or reviews for inclusion in the print version. For more information on PEAR, including sample articles, submission guidelines and contact information, please refer to our website at http://gsis.yonsei.ac.kr/pear/

We encourage submissions from graduate students, scholars and professionals

Editor in Chief: Cade Holleman
Papers, Essays and Reviews,
262 Seongsanno, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
120-749, South Korea

Phone: +82 2 2123-7596
Fax: +82 2 2123-8653

Email: pear@yonsei.ac.kr

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History, BYU

Brigham Young University - History, Open Field

The Department of History seeks applications for continuing faculty status track positions at Brigham Young University, to begin Fall 2010 pending administrative approval and budget funding. PhD required, rank open.. Teaching load will include US or World Civilization survey courses, courses in field of specialization, and other core courses for the History major. Those with a strong research agenda and exceptional teaching ability are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with rank.

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and requires observance of Church standards. Preference is given to members of the sponsoring Church. Potential applicants should visit the University’s web page at http://www.byu.edu (employment).

Applicants must apply on-line https://yjobs.byu.edu and attach current curriculum vitae. In addition, send letter of application, two writing samples, transcript(s), and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Dept. of History, Brigham Young University, 2130 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602. Review of applicants will begin December 1, 2009.

Contact Info:

Search Committee, Dept. of History, Brigham Young University, 2130 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602

Website: https://yjobs.byu.edu

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Program Officer, Humanities Education, NJ

New Jersey Council for the Humanities - Program Officer, Education

PROGRAM OFFICER – EDUCATION

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH)-a nonprofit organization-was established in 1973 as the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The mission of the NJCH is to develop, support and promote projects that explore and interpret the human experience, foster cross-cultural understanding and engage people from all walks of life at the community level in dialogue about matters of individual choice and public responsibility. The Teacher Institute-the centerpiece of our educational programming-runs yearly residential seminars for teachers K-12 that provide a content-based approach to teacher development.

TEACHER INSTITUTE
- Helps seminar leaders identify and recruit scholars, maintaining related data
- Assists seminar leaders with development of the syllabi
- Recruits intern and interacts to achieve effective implementation of the program
- Ensures that all materials are prepared and available for the summer seminars
- Recruits teachers, maintaining related data
- Effectively promotes the Teacher Institute at conferences, in print and other media
- Keeps Teacher Institute up to date on the NJCH website
- Works with site personnel to ensure appropriate housing and educational facilities, negotiating expenses and monitoring quality of service
- Works with host organizations to develop professional development workshops in school districts
- Recruits nominations for Teacher of the Year, interacts with the selection committee, and prepares related PR materials
- Evaluates programs at completion

“NEW HARMONIES”
- Develops timeline, plans, and materials for a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution.
- Recruits scholar and provides support to ensure successful programming
- Recruits venue organizations and interacts to ensure successful exhibits, providing materials and guidance
- Administers related grants program
- Evaluates programs at completion

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepares PR materials as required for the awards event and other public programs
- Participates in planning and implementation of awards event
- Represents Council to various constituencies
- Assists with NJCH fundraising
- Interacts with the fiscal officer to control budgeted program expenses
- Interacts with staff to promote a productive, team approach in all Council work
- Performs other tasks as assigned

SKILLS NEEDED/QUALIFICATIONS:
- Humanities education, M.A. preferred
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as a team member
- Ability to interpret the Council’s mission to the public
- Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

Contact Info:

Nancy Toro
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
28 W. State St.
6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Website: http://www.njch.org

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20th-Century U.S. Foreign Relations, NC

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - Distinguished Professor, 20th-Century U.S. Foreign Relations

The Department of History invites applications for the Richard Krasno Distinguished Professorship in 20th-Century U.S. foreign relations, foreign policy, or international relations. Expertise in one or more regions or countries outside the U.S. desirable. The position will be jointly appointed with the Curriculum of Peace, War, and Defense (PWAD), an interdisciplinary community of faculty (http://www.unc.edu/depts/pwad), and relevant courses will be cross-listed in the PWAD Curriculum.

Applicants should send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and a list of references to: Dr. Wayne Lee, Chair, Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense, CB#3200, 401 Hamilton Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3200. Consideration of applications will begin on September 15, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. http://www.history.unc.edu/

Contact Info:

Dr. Wayne Lee
Chair, Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense
CB#3200
401 Hamilton Hall
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3200

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Humanities, Toronto

University of Toronto - postdoctoral fellowship in the Humanities (2 year)

The Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships. Up to three Fellows in the Humanities will be selected for a two-year fellowship on the basis of accomplishment, promise of excellence, and relevance of their research to the annual theme,

Image and Spectacle:

Human beings make worlds appear by imagining and “imaging” them; they display worlds to others in performances. This cross-cultural theme embraces the study not only of how images relate to the reality of the world, but also of how both as individuals and as societies we generate images. The spectacle of performance, which was the origin of theory in the Ancient Greek world, leads to many kinds of reflection--from performativity to epistemology, from theories of history to literary and aesthetic theory, from cultural criticism to palaeography. It extends ultimately to examining the role of reflection (speculation) and criticism of images and their worlds.

Awards will be announced in March 2010.

Apply online at www.humanities.utoronto.ca by December 1, 2009:

1. Full user ID registration at the JHI website

2. Online application form (click Funding, select Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowships)

3. Uploads:

a. 2-4 page letter of application explaining the link(s) between your current research and the 2010-2011 theme, Image and Spectacle, and outlining the research to be undertaken during the term of fellowship

b. full curriculum vitae

c. published work, extracts from dissertation, or drafts of work in progress (not to exceed 25-30 pages)

d. 2-4 page statement of teaching interests (including course proposals).

4. Names and email addresses of three references (a request for a reference letter will be sent automatically).

Only fully completed electronic applications submitted through the JHI website will be considered (no paper, faxes, or email submissions please).

Contact Info:

Application is online only: please use www.humanities.utoronto.ca

Website: http://www.humanities.utoronto.ca

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September 21, 2009

20th-Century Russia, MS

University of Mississippi - Croft Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, 20th-Century Russia

The Department of History (www.olemiss.edu/depts/history) and the Croft Institute for International Studies (www.croft.olemiss.edu) invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Twentieth-Century Russian History. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2010. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the Department of History and the Croft Institute for International Studies. Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the potential for significant peer-reviewed publications are required.

Candidates must complete an online application at https://jobs.olemiss.edu. Candidates should also attach to the online application the following supplementary materials: a letter that outlines current and projected research and teaching interests, a vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and a chapter-length writing sample. Alternatively, candidates may send these supplementary materials to: Chair, Russian History Search Committee, Department of History, 310 Bishop Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848.

Applications completed by September 28, 2009 are guaranteed full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be held at the 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention in Boston in early November. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/TitleIX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Contact Info:
https://jobs.olemiss.edu
Website: http://www.olemiss.edu

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Central/Eastern European History, Towson University

Deadline: October 15, 2009

Central/Eastern European History
Towson University, MD

Tenure-track beginning August 2010, entry level position with scholarship interests in 19th and/or 20th century Central and/or Eastern Europe. Ph.D. required, however, ABD's expecting to complete defense by June 30, 2010 will be considered but placed in the rank of Instructor until the doctorate is awarded. Candidates also expected to teach Germany 1871-Present and survey courses in European history and civilization since the 17th century. Applicants must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and show potential for a productive scholarly program. The teaching load is 3/3 during the first three years and based on research record thereafter. This position is contingent on funds being available at the time of hire.

Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area's largest university and Maryland's Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 63 undergraduate majors, 38 master's programs and four doctoral programs. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 780 full-time faculty who work here.

Candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three professional letters of recommendation, a writing sample (published article or dissertation chapter), and official graduate transcripts by October 15, 2009 to:

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
Chairperson, Central/Eastern European History Search
Department of History
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Website: http://www.towson.edu

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Roma Rights 2/09: Multiple Discrimination

Deadline: October 15, 2009

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Roma Rights 2/09: Multiple Discrimination

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is looking for original articles and other submissions (book reviews, interview with key figures and conference reports) from a broad range of disciplines addressing the issue of discrimination that Romani individuals, groups and communities face on multiple grounds.

Unlawful discrimination, in its legal sense, is treating a person or group less favourably than another in the same situation, usually on the grounds of their race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion or some other protected category. Discrimination can be in direct or indirect forms. Various international instruments as well as domestic regulations forbid such discrimination.

However, people and human societies are diverse, complex and multi-layered. Thus, a person, in most cases, bears more than one identity such as being Romani, a woman, a mother, a homosexual, a person with a disability, and so on. There are cases where a person becomes the victim of a discriminatory practice due to the combination of different identities that s/he possesses. For example a Romani woman can be denied a job because she is a “woman” and she is “Romani”. Multiple discrimination occurs when a person is subjected to discrimination on more than one ground and can occur when someone experiences discrimination on different grounds on separate occasions. This situation is also called “parallel discrimination”. Secondly, it can be “additive” or “compound”, where the discrimination occurs on the basis of two or more grounds simultaneously and where the discrimination on one ground intensifies the discrimination experienced on the basis of the other ground. The third type occurs when the discrimination involves more than one ground and the grounds interact with each other in such a way that they are completely inseparable. This is often called “intersectional discrimination”. These terms have been increasingly used in recent years but little concrete information has been made available on this topic concerning Roma.

In this issue of Roma Rights, ERRC seeks submissions which reflect on and seek to provide answers to questions like:
What is multiple discrimination? How has this concept developed?
What are the types of multiple discrimination practices that Romani individuals and/or communities face?
What are the implications of multiple discrimination on Romani communities?
How does European law combat multiple discrimination? What are the deficiencies of the EU legislation? How can the EU acquis be improved to provide better protection against multiple discrimination?
What are other international or domestic legal instruments addressing the issue of multiple discrimination?
How should a future EU Policy on Roma Inclusion address multiple discrimination?
What are policy and law suggestions to combat multiple discrimination?
What are the challenges in fighting multiple discrimination?
What examples of good practices exist for tackling multiple discrimination?
What multiple discrimination practices exist within Romani communities and how may these practices be addressed?
What role is there for the grassroots Roma movement to combat multiple discrimination?

Individual testimonies reflecting the experiences of Romani persons are particularly welcome. Articles offering critical insight to lessons learned in similar situations in different countries, as well as submissions reflecting the perspective of the grassroots Roma movement are also welcome. Submissions addressing the theme from other perspectives are also welcome.

All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of ERRC staff who will make the final selection of articles for publication.

Please send queries and submissions to the Coordinating Editor of Roma Rights, Sinan Gokcen: sinan.gokcen@errc.org.

Submission guidelines
All submissions and accompanying materials must be written in British English.
Submissions must be in electronic form and accompanied by any relevant graphics or pictures.
Submissions must follow the ERRC Style Sheet.
The length of submissions should not exceed 6,000 words for articles and 2,500 words for other items (e.g. book reviews or conference reports), inclusive of footnotes.
Footnote referencing should be utilised. Submissions with bibliographical referencing will be sent back to authors.
All contributions must be original, previously unpublished material.

The ERRC reserves the right to refuse publication of submissions at any point prior to the publication of the Journal.

The European Roma Rights Centre is an international public interest law organisation which monitors the human rights situation of Roma and provides legal defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more information about the European Roma Rights Centre, visit the ERRC on the web at http://www.errc.org

European Roma Rights Centre
1386 Budapest 62
P.O. Box 906/93
Hungary
Tel: +36.1.413.2200
Fax: +36.1.413.2201

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Balkan & South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore Conference, 04/15-18/2010, OH

Deadline: November 23, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract Submission

The 17th Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore Conference will take place at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA,
April 15-18, 2010.

The conference will feature the Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture in South Slavic Linguistics on Friday April 16. This year's Naylor Lecturer will be Eric P. Hamp, Professor Emeritus from the University of Chicago. The conference will also be held concurrently with the Midwest Slavic Conference.

The conference organizers are now accepting proposals for papers that treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, folklore, film studies, literature or culture. Abstracts should be maximum one page, including examples and bibliography if needed (12-point font, at least 1" margins). Abstracts should be anonymous.

Abstracts should be submitted, in PDF format, by email to Andrea Sims (sims.120@osu.edu)
The paper title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information should be given in the body of the email.

More information is available at http://bss17.osu.edu

Questions about the conference may be directed to Brian Joseph (joseph.1@osu.edu) or Andrea Sims (sims.120@osu.edu)

==========================
Andrea D. Sims
Assistant Professor of Slavic Linguistics
347 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210 USA
ph: 614-292-0109

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European Roma and Travellers Forum

Deadline: September 28, 2009

European Roma and Travellers Forum

Call for Papers

Security Situation of the Roma in Europe

Economic Migration vs. Forced Migration

High Level Conference on the Security Situation of Roma in Europe

Bucharest, 12-13 October 2009

The European Roma and Travellers Forum, in partnership with the Committee for Human Rights, Cults and National Minorities Issues of the Romanian Parliament and Partida Romilor Pro Europa (Roma Party for Europe), is organizing a High Level Conference on the Security Situation of Roma in Europe. The two-day conference will bring together the main stakeholders, high level representatives and decision-makers of European and inter-governmental human rights institutions, as well as non-governmental and civil society organizations from Council of Europe Member States. The aim of the conference is to discuss the hostilities against Roma and the rising Anti-Tziganism within Europe.

Background information to the conference
The rising hostilities against Roma, racist attacks and a series of murders, have forced Roma to migrate from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe toward the more wealthy countries of the European Union. Moreover, relations between Roma communities and the government are increasingly strained, and there is an alarming number of reliable reports suggesting that the police and the para-military groups use disproportionate force and resort to violence that could be qualified as degrading treatment.
Sixty years ago the Council of Europe was set up to rebuild Europe on the basis of the respect of human rights and the dignity of the individual. As the European Union progressed towards European reunification, it was hoped to do away with what characterised the history of this continent for centuries, including racial hatred, pogroms, and the burning down of settlements.
That hope must not be shattered. We must stop the rabid political minorities of today from becoming the governments of tomorrow. States have a responsibility to guarantee human rights protection for everyone. The failure of several governments to guarantee human rights protection for Roma has led to insecurity among Roma within European Union countries. As a result, Roma people, citizens of the European Union, are seeking asylum outside of their country.
The European Roma and Travellers Forum has decided to hold a high-level event on the security issue of the Roma in order to have an in-depth analysis and discussion on this crucial topic. This time, we intend to break away from the well-known, good old thematic areas and try to get to the core of rising anti-Tziganism, the fear-motivated migration, which is a real challenge for Europe. The open labour market of the Western countries was intended to be the solution to overcome poverty for people from the Eastern countries. It was not expected that excluded, marginalized people would seek shelter and safety from persecution in Western countries.

Thematic areas to be discussed

Having regard to the above, the European Roma and Travellers Forum invites proposals for papers which analyze the aspects related to this complex issue, focusing on one or more of the areas listed below:
Historical context: Jewish persecution, racism in South Africa and in the United States of America; Historical parallels with the situation of Roma, identification of possible advocacy tools or mechanisms for the Roma movement to fight anti-Tziganism;
Methodology for identifying economic migration and forced migration, possible legislative and non-legislative responses and the recently applicable standards;
Possible need for establishing minimum standards for the integration of migrants and for ensuring their access to citizenship and equality;
De facto and de iure statelessness of Roma;
Implementation deficits of the Free Movement Directive (2004/38/EC) and how the limitations imposed by member states have affected the Roma;
Mechanisms introduced to fight against xenophobic and racially motivated crimes committed against Roma in Europe;
European Initiatives, National Roma Integration Policies - possible exchange of best practices in Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Romania, UK;

Applicants wishing to present their papers are invited to submit their abstract (150 words ) and CV in English to the Secretariat of the European Roma and Travellers Forum by 28 September 2009, at ertf@coe.int.

The Secretariat will inform applicants of the decision by 30 September 2009.

Final version of papers will then be submitted by 7 October 2009. The selected paper will be included in the first panel on 12 October 2009 after the keynote speeches.

The author of the selected paper will be invited to the conference and his/her costs will be covered by the organisers.

The Secretariat

Evropako Forumo e Romengo thaj e Phirutnengo (EFRP)
Forum européen des Roms et des Gens du voyage (FERV)
European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF)

DG III - Cohésion Sociale / Social Cohesion
Conseil de l'Europe / Council of Europe
AGORA Bâtiment - 1 quai Jacoutot
F - 67075 Strasbourg

Tel.: + 33 (0)3 90 21 43 31
Fax: + 33 (0)3 90 21 56 58
E-mail: robert.rustem@coe.int
http://ertf.org

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Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, 03/25-27/2010, Gainesville

CALL FOR PAPERS
48th Annual Meeting
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
Gainesville, FL
March 25-27, 2010

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: January 15, 2009

The 48th annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will take place in Gainesville, FL on March 25-27, 2010. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome and encouraged, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR.

The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2010. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a proposed title for the panel itself and identifying information (including email addresses and institutional affiliations) for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include email contact, institutional affiliation, and a brief (one paragraph) abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. Email (preferably) your proposal to Sharon Kowalsky at
sharon_kowalsky@tamu-commerce.edu
or send it by conventional post to:
Dr. Sharon Kowalsky
Department of History
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429

The conference, hosted by the University of Florida, will be held at the Hilton University of Florida conference Center. Gainesville is accessible by three airports: the Gainesville Regional Airport; Jacksonville
International Airport (about 90 minutes away); and Orlando International Airport (about 2 hours away).

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Heritage/Community Language, 02/19-21/2010, UCLA

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
Call for Submissions: Conference on Heritage/Community Language

Call for submissions for the National Heritage Language Resource Center's First International Conference on Heritage/Community Language, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), FEBRUARY 19-21, 2010

We invite submissions internationally from a variety of theoretical and applied perspectives on:
HL research pertaining to demographics, sociology, linguistics, psychology, education;
HL policy; Aboriginal languages;
HL teacher education;
Development of HL instructional resources and materials;
Any other current issues in the HL field.

For more information and proposal submission guidelines:
http://www.international.ucla.edu/languages/nhlrc/conference/

Co-sponsors:
UCLA Center for World Languages, UCLA International Institute, UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching, UCLA Confucius Institute, UCLA Center for International Business Education and Research

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Artist involvement in peace and war

Deadline: September 30, 2009-09-30

Call for Papers - Submission to "genre 40: Johnnie Got His Pen"

genre, the publication of the Students of Comparative Literature and Classics at Cal State Long Beach, invites submissions for volume 40: Johnny Got His Pen: Artist involvement in peace and war.

Whether in regards to “war,” oppression, and resolution, the artist plays an important role as interpreter and social commentator. We are particularly interested in the way artists and art engage real and surreal concepts of armed struggle. We invite papers that discuss how literature and the arts depict, incite, criticize, and mitigate political conflicts throughout history or within contemporary societies.

Sample Paper Topics:
- Literary or artistic expressions of current or on-going conflicts (ex. Drug cartel wars in Northern Mexico)
- Representations of War
- Literature as a form of social critique - Marxisms and war
- Artists inciting peace/anti-war
- Artistic Incitement of revolution
- Post-colonial literature and emergent literature about conflict
- War and the artistic psycho, social responsibility
- Artist involvement on the battlefield
- War narratives, from Classical expressions to contemporary
- Education/Academia and its relation to war (ex. Exile literature)
- The artist on urban warfare/urban terrorism

We welcome creative as well as academic writing on the above topics.

Dr. Cheryl Goldstein
Cal State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.

(562)985-1589
Email: cgoldst2@csulb.edu

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Dialectic of Enlightenment Revisited

Deadline: October 01,2009

Philosophy as Critical Theory: The Dialectic of Enlightenment Revisited

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Philosophy as Critical Theory: The Dialectic of Enlightenment Revisited,” The European Legacy, Volume 15, Number 4, 2010. Guest Editor, Daniel White. Themes: Odysseus & the Sirens; philosophy and literature; colonialism & postcolonialism; univocality and polyvocality in philosophic discourse. Submissions due 1 Oct. 2009; double blind peer reviewed; preliminary proposals welcome.

In the proposed special issue I would like to call for a reopening of the meeting between the Odysseus and the Sirens. The key question I would like to address is, “What is the critical role of philosophy today in its relationship to other ‘voices’ in the social sciences and the humanities?” Some questions that contributors might consider are, for example: What are the most important forms which the Sirenic encounter takes now in the 21st century? How has it been transformed by the meeting of Europeans, the “elect,” the “chosen,” the “haves,” et al. with their “others”? What do the Sirens have to say about Odysseus? Is “consciousness” principally a matter of “constraint” or “closure,” as in the case of Odysseus tied to the mast? Is “identity” a matter of self-exclusion from an ecology of “differences,” as when the unitary Odyssean subject travels through the “strange” realm of voices yet remains “himself”? What is the role of philosophy once it has deconstructed what Ezra Talmor has called “the hierarchy of narratives” in which claims of truth and legitimization of power reside (see Talmor, “Hierarchy of Narratives III,” ISSEI Listserv, October-November 1997, as well as my “Comment” and the following exchange, 97 11 02 ff.)? Socratic “Philosophy,” as Nietzsche saw it, arose from the construction and rationalization of subjectivity in Greek texts from Homer through Plato. What is its “fate” or “course” now when it is undertaken as an interdisciplinary critical theory that can no longer assume the hegemony of the “subject” or its “reason”? How does Odysseus fare now that he must traverse the virtual dream-world of The Matrix?

Papers should be 6,000 words in length, submitted by email in MS Word format, and in the documentation style specified by The European Legacy; they should include full contact information at the bottom of the cover page; they should be sent, by October 1, 2009, to Daniel White: dwhite@fau.edu, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458, USA.

For more information, see: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/33847

Daniel R. White
Professor of Philosophy

Phone: (561) 799-8103
Fax: (561) 799-8602

Email: dwhite@fau.edu

Visit the website at http://wise.fau.edu/~dwhite

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Memory in the Maritime Museum

Deadline: November 27, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Memory in the Maritime Museum: Objects, Narratives, Identities

Editors: Helen Beneki, Dr James P. Delgado and Dr Anastasia Filippoupoliti

We invite papers for a special double issue of the International Journal of Heritage Studies, which will explore the following themes related to maritime museums:
- the representation of maritime past in exhibitions;
- the relationship of the preservation of maritime heritage to the local community;
- the re-invention of past (national, regional, local) identities in today's communities through maritime exhibition narratives; and
- the role of maritime activity in creating ethnically and culturally diverse populations in seaports (local communities).

Manpower, tacit knowledge and related material culture traveled across societies, networking humans and ideas. Thus, maritime collections are inscribed with meanings that are embedded in historical circumstances and, consequently, should be treated as having numerous layers upon them, each one with a different interpretation. But what can these collections tell us about the stories of past seafarers and their communities? Are collections and exhibitions of geographically-spread maritime cultures able to support the understanding of challenging concepts, such as that of insularity, or the concept of seafaring and maritime activities in regard to building or modelling a more diverse community? Also, of interest is the impact of maritime activity on international linkages, both economic and cultural. Could maritime collections reveal issues of how sea was perceived by past and contemporary societies?

With this call for papers we welcome a range of submissions on the following themes:
- Theoretical (and interdisciplinary) perspectives regarding the preservation and reconstruction of maritime heritage;
- Constructing and representing identities of maritime communities;
- Memory in the maritime museum;
- Planning exhibitions of maritime history: problems and opportunities;
- Case studies on the interpretation of maritime past;
- Maritime archaeology in maritime museums;
- Maritime collections/exhibitions and communities;
- Learning activities and the maritime collection: interpretation issues;
- Maritime collections/exhibitions and school groups;
- Using maritime collections in research.

Please submit an abstract (max 350 words) by 27 November 2009 to the guest editors:

Helen Beneki Maritime historian Head of Research & Communication Department Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation Athens, Greece e-mail: BenekiE@piraeusbank.gr

Dr James P. Delgado, Ph.D. President and CEO Institute of Nautical Archaeology Texas A&M University, USA e-mail: jpdelgado@tamu.edu

Dr Anastasia Filippoupoliti Museologist Democritus University of Thrace, Greece e-mail: afilipp@gmail.com

*** The Editor, Laurajane Smith http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/rjhsauth.asp E-mail: ls18@york.ac.uk

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Things in Common: Fostering Material Culture Pedagogy

Deadline: October 15, 2009

Things in Common: Fostering Material Culture Pedagogy

The guest editors of this special issue of Winterthur Portfolio invite essays that engage object-based teaching and interpretation strategies in a variety of sites, including the secondary and college classroom, the museum gallery, the collection, the historic site, the national park, the archaeological dig, the library, the archive, and the World Wide Web.

Since 1974, when E. McClung Fleming published "Artifact Study: A Proposed Model" (consistently one of the most frequently downloaded articles from Winterthur Portfolio), scholars across the disciplines have engaged the art and mystery of teaching the material worlds of the past and the present. In this current revisiting of the topic, we seek essays that examine the interplay between new research and strategies for teaching and intepreting the results of that research. For example, how does recent work in such fields as book history, transnational studies, diaspora studies, or design studies and design history affect what is taught now and how? What is the impact of the new emphasis in material culture studies on such topics as the materialization of memory, the nature of fakes and forgeries, the history of collection and collection policies, the marketplace for artifacts? How do we interpret and teach politicized objects? What are the ethical implications of teaching material culture in a time of environmental consciousness and economic downturn? How can museums enhance, with new technologies or innovative exhibit design, the educational experience of new audiences brought in by cultural tourism?

The essay may be an extended analysis of one of these suggested topics or another topic of the author's choice. It may also be a shorter description of a specific object-based project or assignment or a case study of an object-based approach. In addition, offers to review pertinent new books in the field will be welcome.

Dissertation students as well as scholars and practitioners at any stage of their professional career are invited to submit a brief expression of interest to the guest editors. This should outline the topic and approach and be accompanied by a short biographical statement about the proposer. Final essays will be subject to the journal's peer review process.

Deadlines:
15 October 2009: Expressions of interest due to the editors via email
15 November 2009: Response from the editors
15 March 2010: Draft manuscripts due to the editors

For more information:

Shirley Wajda, stwajda@neo.rr.com

Debby Andrews
Director, Center for Material Culture Studies
Department of English
University of Delaware
Newark DE 19716

Email: dandrews@udel.edu

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Landscapes and Societies in Ancient and Medieval Europe East of the Elbe, 03/26-27/2010, Toronto

Deadline: October 10, 2009

Landscapes and Societies in Ancient and Medieval Europe East of the Elbe. Interactions between Environmental Settings and Cultural Transformations

International workshop organized by the Department of History of York University and the Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” of Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, to be held in Toronto on 26-27 March 2010.

Landscapes can be understood as the natural environments in which a society is embedded, or as the set of representations with which members of a society observe and describe a region and give it significance.. Modern conceptions of landscapes as aesthetic subjects resulted from a historical evolution that began in Renaissance Europe, whereas other cultures developed different traditions of understanding their environment – in medieval times, for instance, symbolic interpretations were in the foreground: nature was a book in which man could learn about God. Landscapes can be defined, in the words of Denis E. Cosgrove, as “visibly distinct regions.” It is clear that the idea of landscape is dependant on the one hand on the material reality of a given region, on the other hand on the sense attached to it by human beings beholding it.

The workshop will bring together a small group of young scholars (16 papers) from North America and Europe working in the fields of archaeology, history, palaeobotany and palaeozoology. Papers in the fields of history, archaeology and related disciplines are invited. The papers should present a link with parts of Europe outside the borders of the Roman Empire as well as with environmental and/or social history. The main focus will be on the medieval period but papers dealing with Antiquity are invited too. Doctoral students and young scholars will be particularly considered.

See complete announcement at http://eseh.org/landscapeandsocieties

Please send a short abstract (less than one page) and a CV by email to one of the organizers by 20 October 2009.

Invitations will depend upon available funding.

A publication following the workshop is considered.

Sunhild Kleingärtner (skleingaertner@ufg.uni-kiel.de

Sébastien Rossignol (rossigno@yorku.ca

Donat Wehner (donatwehner@gshdl.uni-kiel.de

Visit the website at http://wwwuser.gwdg.de/~aklammt/

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Literature and Cinema of the Fascist Period, 04/07-11/2010, Montreal

Deadline: September 30, 2009

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

Round table
Literature and Cinema of the Fascist Period

During the fascist "ventennio" (1922-1943), the attitude of the regime towards both literary creation and film production was ambivalent, characterized by both censorship and support. This panel seeks to explore this contradictory moment in the history of Italian culture. The ways in which writers and filmmakers gained ground either in spite of or in deference to the political and social circumstances will provide a forum for the discussion of some of the distinctive literary and filmic achievements of that period.

Send a 250 word abstract to Cristiana Furlan (cfurlan@ubishops.ca) and Daria Valentini (dvalentini@stonehill.edu).

Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. www.nemla.org

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

Travel to Canada now requires a passport for U.S. citizens. Please get your passport application in early.

Cristiana Furlan
cfurlan@ubishops.ca

2600 College Street, Bishop's University
Sherbrooke, Canada

Phone: (1) 819 822 9600 (ext 2428)

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Magic and the Supernatural, 03/15-17/2010, Salzburg

Deadline: October 2, 2009

1st Global Conference Magic and the Supernatural
Monday 15th March - Wednesday 17th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

Bewitched. I Dream of Jeannie. The Exorcist. Charmed. Buffy. Dr. Who. Dracula. Dark Shadows. Twilight and The Twilight Zone. Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton. Dresden Files. Harry Potter. The fascination and appeal of magic and supernatural entities pervades societies and cultures. The continuing appeal of these characters is a testimony to how they shape our daydreams and our nightmares, as well as how we yearn for something that is “more” or “beyond” what we can see-touch-taste-feel.. Children still avoid stepping on cracks, lovers pluck petals from a daisy, cards are dealt and tea leaves read.

A belief in magic as a means of influencing the world seems to have been common in all cultures. Some of these beliefs crossed over into nascent religions, influencing rites and religious celebrations. Over time, religiously-based supernatural events (”miracles”) acquired their own flavour, separating themselves from standard magic. Some modern religions such as the Neopaganisms embrace connections to magic, while others retain only echoes of their distant origins.

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to examine issues surrounding the role and use of magic in a wide variety of societies and cultures over the course of human history. People with access to magic or knowledge of the supernatural will also be examined.

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the themes listed at
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/magic-and-the-supernatural/call-for-papers/

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 2nd October 2009. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 5th February 2010. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs: Stephen Morris smmorris58@yahoo.com; Sorcha Ni Fhlainn snf@inter-disciplinary.net; Rob Fisher magsup@inter-disciplinary.net; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.

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

The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/magic-and-the-supernatural/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/magic-and-the-supernatural/call-for-papers/

Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1993 882087
Fax: +44 (0)870 4601132

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September 16, 2009

Military Technology 1000-1600, Denmark

Deadline: November 15, 2009

Trebuchet to Cannon: Military Technology 1000-1600

A conference and workshop to be held at the Danish Medieval Centre, Nykøbing, Falster, Denmark

For the last two decades the Middelaldercentret in Denmark has carried out research into the construction and performance of medieval military technologies. Since 2001, the Ho Group (dedicated to the study of early gunpowder and gunpowder weapons) has met to experiment with gunpowder recipes and reconstructed artillery. The tenth meeting of the Ho Group will be an international conference to discuss all aspects of medieval military technology, including artillery, siege engines, gunpowder and cannon, and other weapons.

The Organizing Committee extends an invitation to all those interested in this area—textual scholars, experimental archaeologists, curators and historians—to attend and present their work and discuss solutions to, and further problems in, the understanding of military technologies in the Middle Ages. The conference will include a series of workshops and hands-on demonstrations by the Ho Group of medieval technologies, including trebuchets, gunpowder and incendiary weapons, and reconstructions of cannon.

The conference will be four days in length, with three days of papers and workshops, one day-long excursion, and a closing banquet with Renaissance fireworks. The venue will be the Middelaldercentret (Danish Medieval Centre) and the adjacent Femern Link Hotel & Conference Centre. The primary language will be English. Presented papers will be considered for publication.

The organizers request a brief abstract for a paper proposal (200 words, along with a brief CV) or an expression of interest to attend without presenting a paper by 15 November 2009. Full details of the conference and accommodation fees will be finalized by the end of 2009, with a registration deadline of 15 May 2010.

Robert Smith
Leeds, UK

Phone: +44 0113 263 7547
Email: hox@basiliscoe.fsnet.co.uk

Visit the website at http://www.middelaldercentret.dk/HoX

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People, Events, & Ideas that Have Shaped the World, 02/27-28/2010, TX

Deadline: November 15, 2009

Divergence & Convergence: People, Events, & Ideas that Have Shaped the World

The 2010 Conference of the World History Association of Texas will focus on historical and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the people, events and ideas influential in globalization. The conference, “Divergence & Convergence: People, Events, & Ideas that Have Shaped the World,” will be held at St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, the 27-28th February, 2010.

Conference organizers welcome proposals that connect world history teaching and research. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to:

The digital age, social networking sites, and the use of information and communication technologies in furthering or resisting political and economic structures;

Shifts in modes of production, consumption, and entertainment;

Prince Shotoku, B.R. Ambedkar, Ho Chí Minh, Nelson Mandela, Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, and Margaret Thatcher;

The global impact of religions, ideologies, ethical constructs, trade, commerce and economic theory and practice.

Dr. Christie Sample Wilson
WHAT 2010 Conference
St. Edward’s University
3001 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

Email: christiw@stedwards.edu

Visit the website at http://faculty.stedwards.edu/kathyb/WHAT/ConferenceAnnouncement.htm

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performing space and space in performance, 01/21-23/2010, Toronto

Deadline: October 16, 2009

CFP
Festival of Original Theatre: "performing space and space in performance"

University of Toronto
January 21-23, 2010

The Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama at the University of Toronto is now inviting graduate students and new scholars to submit abstracts for papers and performance proposals for its annual conference the Festival of Original Theatre (F.O.O.T) to be held January 21-23, 2010. F.O.O.T seeks papers or performances proposals from all disciplines that explore or discuss the scenographic, the geographic, and/or the spacial and its relationship to theatre, performance, and performativity.

For as long as there has been performance, there has been a space that accompanies it; however, any significant contribution to the discussion of the powers and potentials of the space, place, and geography of the theatre have only appeared in recent years. The long-standing significance awarded to history and time resigned any discussion of space to a secondary role. It has only been in recent years that this “intellectual curse” that accompanies a study of geography has been lifted and replaced with serious and diverse discussions of space and geography becoming more prevalent in theatre and performance scholarship.

Some areas of discussion may include, but are not exclusive to:
- Site specific theatre(s)
- Performances in different locations/contexts,
- Theatre architecture,

The function/effect of space, location, geography on character/actor/identity, Cyber-theatre, virtuality, and performance, The scenographer’s place in designing space; the different ways the designer can create “space,” Staging the globe: different places in one space, Borders, borderlands, and liminality in theatre/performance, Relationship between location and identity/nationality, Performing the city, country, nation, or multi-geographic locations, Staging home, homeland, homelessness, exile, and/or displacement, Staging theatre/performance in difficult locations, Discourse theory, space, and the performing body, The collision between geography and history in performance.

Please send abstracts (300 words) and a brief bio (100 words), along with any questions, to this year’s Artistic Director at: AD.FOOT2010@gmail.com by October 16, 2009.

Artistic Director
University of Toronto

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Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, 03/15-18/2010, Salzburg

Deadline: October 2, 2009

11th Global Conference Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Location: Austria
Monday 15th March - Thursday 18th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:
- Wrestling with ‘Evil’
- The Nature of Evil
- Explanatory Frameworks
- Understanding Evil
- Representations of Evil
- Confronting Evil

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 2nd October 2009. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 5th February 2010. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; Stephen Morris, smmorris58@yahoo.com; Sorcha Ni Fhlainn, snf@inter-disciplinary.net; Rob Fisher evil11@inter-disciplinary.net; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.

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

The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s) or for inclusion in the Perspectives on Evil journal (relaunching 2010).

For further details about the project please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/perspectives-on-evil/

For further details about the conference pleaser visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/perspectives-on-evil/call-for-papers/

Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Tel: +44 (0)1993 882087
Fax: +44 (0)870 4601132

Email: evil11@inter-disciplinary.net

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Poetry, Politics and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century, 03/26-27/2010, Sheffield

Deadline: December 15, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS - Poetry, Politics and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century

26 and 27 March 2010

University of Sheffield

From ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ to ‘The White Man’s Burden’, from Honoré Daumier’s lithographs to the Chartist poetry of the Northern Star, the politics of the nineteenth century both shaped and were shaped by poetry and images.

This interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield will address such questions as: how do the images and poetry of the nineteenth century reflect or challenge British and European politics of their day? How do nineteenth-century politics intersect with aesthetics to create new theories and practices of art? What kind of correlation might there be between political representation and the representation of politics in word and image?

We welcome papers from across the humanities. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
- Worker poets and their political context;
- Illustrated and illuminated poems;
- Pre-Raphaelite or Nazarene painters and poets;
- The poetics and aesthetics of socialism;
- Political cartoons, their production and their uses;
- Poetic and visual representations of war;
- Theories of art and their intersection with poetic practice;
- Advertisements and the politics of empire.

Contact email: poetrypoliticspictures@sheffield.ac.uk

Visit the website at http://sites.google.com/site/poetrypoliticspictures/

Speakers include: Cornelia Pearsall, Malcolm Chase, Danny Karlin, Michael Perraudin

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, along with details of your institutional affiliation, to the contact email, by 15 December 2009.

Organizing committee: Erin Snyder, Ingrid Hanson, Jack Rhoden, Marjorie Cheung, Kirsten Harris and Barry Orr. With the kind support of the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies, University of Sheffield.

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Racial and Ethnic Studies, 03/18-20,2010, Berkeley

Deadline: September 10, 2009-09-10

CFP:
The Racial and Ethnic Studies Division (RESD) of the Cultural Studies Association, Eighth Annual Meeting

University of California, Berkeley

March 18, 2010 – March 20, 2010

In specific, we seek papers that explore how race and ethnicity are discursive and performative constructs whose meaning is never fixed but is continually produced, negotiated, contested, and (re)affirmed in various social fields of unequal power distribution.

RESD is looking to sponsor (1) two paper sessions or (2) roundtables/workshops

If interested, please submit the following three items before 10 September 2009 to RESD chair Dr. Matthew W. Hughey, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, at: MHughey@soc.msstate.edu

1) The name, email address, phone number, institutional and departmental affiliation of the author(s).
2) A 500-word abstract plus title for the paper.
3) Any audio-visual equipment needs.

Further information about the CSA meetings can be found at:
http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/cultural_studies/?q=node/2

Matthew W. Hughey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
Mississippi State University
207 Bowen Hall, P.O. Box C
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Office: 662.325.2495 | Fax: 662.325.4564

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Southwestern Social Science Association, 03/31-04/03/2010, TX

Deadline: October 30, 2009

Call For Papers
2010 Southwestern Historical Association Meeting

The Association conference is held in conjunction with the Southwestern Social Science Association.

Paper proposals may be submitted in the following areas: U.S./Canadian, European/Asian/Middle Eastern, Latin American/African/Transnational/Comparative, Phi Alpha Theta.

The conference will be held in Houston, Texas, March 31 - April 3, 2010.

Please go to www.sssaonline.org for additional information on the conference or to the Association website at www.swhist.org

A copy of the CFP flyer and the Paper Proposal Submission Form can be obtained by contacting Steven L. Sewell, General Program Chair, at ssewell@com.edu

Steven L. Sewell
College of the Mainland
Social and Behavioral Sciences Department

(409) 938-1211 x117
(409) 938-3140

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The State of Social and Cultural History in the 21st Century, 04/23-24/2010, IL

Deadline: February 12, 2010

CFP: Where are they now: The State of Social and Cultural History in the 21st Century

CFP requests for the 6th annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference held April 23-4 2010 at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus.

Masters and doctoral graduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present individual research papers at Loyola’s Sixth Annual History Graduate Student Conference. The goal of this conference is to provide an opportunity for students to gain experience presenting original research papers and receiving feedback from their peers on their work.

Proposals should include: submitter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation(s), a one page abstract of the paper (with a title), and a brief biographical statement indicating your academic status along with a return address and current e-mail address. Please note that submissions will be accepted as time and space permit.

Deadline for submissions is February 12, 2010. E-mail proposals as an attachment to HGSA Vice President Steve Catania at: LoyolaHGSA@gmail.com

or mail to: History Graduate Student Association c/o Steve Catania Loyola University Chicago History Department 1032 West Sheridan Rd. Chicago, Illinois 60660

For more information about the conference, please contact Steve Catania at: LoyolaHGSA@gmail.com

Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago

History Graduate Student Association
c/o Steve Catania
Loyola University Chicago
History Department
1032 West Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60660

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Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century, 03/11-13/2010, FL

DEADLINE SEPT. 15, 2009

NCSA 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS

31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century

Keynote speaker: Michael Fried (Johns Hopkins University) Plenary Event: Exhibition of Facing the Late Victorians: Portraits of Writers and Artists from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, with a roundtable discussion featuring Margaret D. Stetz (University of Delaware), curator and author of Facing the Late Victorians; Dennis Denisoff (Ryerson University), and Maria Gindhart (Georgia State University)

Dramatic expression and self-conscious performances marked almost every aspect of nineteenth century life and artistic culture, as theatrical turns and performative mindsets introduced in the 17th-18th centuries expanded in the 1780s through the beginning of World War One. We invite paper and panel proposals that explore these themes and subjects in the long Nineteenth Century (1780-1914). Papers might address the theatrical shows—whether serious drama, circus displays, vaudeville, operas, or Shakespearean revivals—that appeared in cities and towns on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as in more distant lands). Or they might investigate how politics, social events, military engagements, domestic affairs, public trials, crime reports, religious rituals, architectural spaces, sculptural moments, exhibition halls, artistic and musical compositions, and the early moving pictures of the cinema, assumed a theatrical sensibility. Welcome also are proposals for papers and panels that bring scholarly and theoretical interests in performativity to bear on concepts of identity, individuality, and audience in the given era.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 500 words along with a brief (one page) c.v. to the Program Co-Chairs, Janice Simon (U of Georgia) and Regina Hewitt (U of South Florida) at the conference address ncsa2010@earthlink.net by Sept. 15, 2009. Speakers will be notified by or before Dec. 15.

Any graduate student whose proposal is accepted may at that point submit a full-length version of the paper in competition for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses.

Conference sessions will be held at the University of Tampa, a campus with both a state-of-the-art conference center and the historic late-19th century Plant Hall, site of the Plant Museum where Facing the Late Victorians will be exhibited and a reception will be held. Excursions to the Tampa Bay History Center and the historic neighborhood of Ybor City are also planned.

Accommodations are available at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tampa, a short walk from campus. For further information, please visit the NCSA website http://www.english.uwosh.edu/roth/ncsa/
or contact Elizabeth Winston, Local Arrangements Director (U of Tampa), at the conference address ncsa2010@earthlink.net

Janice Simon (U of Georgia) and Regina Hewitt (U of South Florida)

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Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation , 065/25-27/2010, London

Deadline: November 15, 2009

CFP

Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation

June 25-27, 2010

The past thirty years have witnessed social, geopolitical, technological, and economic change on a global scale. Alongside these shifts, landscape has also changed its nature. Focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the synergies between the disciplines of photography and architecture, this international and interdisciplinary conference will examine and critically reassess the interface between production and representation in the creation of contemporary landscape.

Emerging Landscape asks practitioners, writers, critics, artists, and others working in the broad fields of the built environment and the represented environment to reconsider the idea of landscape by interrogating the relationship between space and image; to explore the interactions that exist between representation (i.e., the imaginary and symbolic shaping of the human environment) and production (i.e., the physical and material changes wrought on the land).

University of Westminster
London, UK

Emerging Landscapes Conference
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS
United Kingdom

Email: emerginglandscapes@wmin.ac.uk
Visit the website at http://emerginglandscapes.org.uk/

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African American doctoral candidates

Postmarked Application Packet Deadline: November 30, 2009

Erskine Peters Dissertation Fellowship

Fellowship Date: 2009-11-30
Date Submitted: 2009-08-31

Announcement ID: 170293

The Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Fellowship enables outstanding African American doctoral candidates (at the ABD level) to devote their full energies to the completion of the dissertation; and (2) to provide an opportunity for African American scholars at the beginning of their academic careers to experience life at a major Catholic research university.

The fellowship is tenable for a full academic year beginning in August and concluding in May. It carries with it a $30,000 stipend and $2,000 research budget. Fellows have access to all university facilities and are provided office space, use of a personal computer, an official academic home in the department of the Fellow's specialization, and access to a faculty mentor in the fellow's discipline. Fellows also participate in professional development workshops focused on employment strategies and career development.

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the University and to devote most of their time to the completion of the dissertation.

Online application: http://africana.nd.edu/erskine/online-application/

Maria McKenna,
Program Coordinator, Erskine A. Peters Fellowship
327 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Email: Maria.K.McKenna.52@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-0452

Visit the website at http://africana.nd.edu/erskine/

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Jews in Medieval Christendom, 07/06-08/11/2010, Oxford

Deadline: March 1, 2010

NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty Location: United Kingdom

Applications are encouraged for a summer 2010 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer institute for 25 college and university faculty, “Representations of the ‘Other’: Jews in Medieval Christendom.” The institute, directed by Professor Irven M. Resnick, will meet at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (England) from 6 July-11 August, 2010. A stipend of $3800 is provided to all participants. For complete details and application information, please see www.utc.edu/neh or contact Irven-Resnick@utc.edu

Irven M. Resnick, Professor and Chair of Excellence
Department of Philosophy and Religion (#2753)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
USA

(423) 425-4446 (voice)
(423) 425-4153 (FAX)

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Max Weber Fellowships, Florence

Deadline: October 25.

Max Weber Fellowships
http://www.eui.eu

The Max Weber Programme is Europes largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences. It is funded by the European Commission (DGEducation) and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence where the research community of professors, researchers and fellows provides an excellent environment for the Programme.

The Programme offers 1-2 year fellowships for junior post-docs who have received a doctorate in economics, social and political sciences, law or history within the last 5 years and who want to consolidate their research and training in an active multidisciplinary environment before entering the international job market, or who wish to develop their skills in advanced research and academic practice.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship.

To promote research and training the Programme provides communication skills (writing, presentation and teaching), multidisciplinary research workshops, and hosts the Academic Careers Observatory Fellows are encouraged and supported in their research agendas working in close cooperation with Departments or the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). Fellows are associated with a department.

The annual deadline for applications is 25 October.

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Russian, MO

Assistant Professor of Russian, tenure track, beginning (PhD in hand) or advanced, starting Sept. 2010. Strong evidence of scholarly promise;superior command of English and Russian; teaching experience desirable. Teaching responsibilities include 19th- and 20th-c. literature, cultural history, language, designing of a large-enrollment course. Opportunity to teach graduate courses in MA program. Area of specialization open.

Send materials (letter of application, c.v., and three letters of reference) to Professor Tim Langen, Dept. of German and Russian Studies, 451 Strickland Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 (no electronic applications). Review of applications will begin November 2, 2009. Initial interviews at December AATSEEL convention in Philadelphia. University of Missouri is an EO/AA/ADA institution.

Dr. Nicole Monnier
Assistant Teaching Professor of Russian
Director of Undergraduate Studies (Russian)
German & Russian Studies
428A Strickland (formerly GCB)
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
phone: 573.882.3370

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Evil, Law and the State, 03/12-14/2010, Salzburg

Deadline: September 25, 2009

4th Global Conference
Evil, Law and the State: Issues in State Power and Violence
Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010

Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference will explore issues surrounding evil and law, with a focus on state power and violence. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in any field relevant to the study of law and legal culture: anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, government/politics, history, legal studies, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion/theology, and sociology, as well as those working in civil rights, human rights, prison services, politics and government (including NGOs), psychiatry, healthcare, and other areas.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to the following themes:
* when and why is law evil or a source of evil?
* state violence and coercion
* enforcement of criminal law and other legal prohibitions
* law, citizenship, and political identity
* justifications for punishment, including capital punishment
* whether and under what circumstances the adversary or inquisitorial models of legal process generate, tolerate, or allow evil outcomes
* issues of equality and distributive justice in law
* the consequences of legal error
* the intersection of law with issues of choice, responsibility, and diminished responsibility
* state responsibility for terrorism, war, intervention, ethnic cleansing, and other problems of international law and international relations

For further details about the project visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/evil-law-the-state/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/evil-law-the-state/call-for-papers/

Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR. United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1993 882087
FGax: +44 (0)870 4601132

Email: els4@inter-disciplinary.net

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45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 05/13-16/2010, Kalamazoo

The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 13-16, 2010, in Kalamazoo.

Sponsored Sessions are organized by learned societies, associations, or institutions. The organizers set predetermined topics, often narrowly focused and reflecting the considered aims and interests of the organizing group.

Special Sessions are organized by individual scholars or ad hoc groups. The organizers set predetermined topics, which are often narrowly focused.

General Sessions are organized by the Congress Committee at the Medieval Institute. Topics include all areas of medieval studies, with individual session topics determined by the topics of abstracts submitted and accepted.

Sponsored Sessions are organized by learned societies, associations, or institutions. Planning for these sessions may be well underway. If you wish to submit a paper proposal, you should do so as soon as possible. Submit your proposal directly to the organization’s contact person listed here. http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/sessions.html

Home Page: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/index.html

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45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 05/13-16/2010, Kalamazoo

The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 13-16, 2010, in Kalamazoo.

Sponsored Sessions are organized by learned societies, associations, or institutions. The organizers set predetermined topics, often narrowly focused and reflecting the considered aims and interests of the organizing group.

Special Sessions are organized by individual scholars or ad hoc groups. The organizers set predetermined topics, which are often narrowly focused.

General Sessions are organized by the Congress Committee at the Medieval Institute. Topics include all areas of medieval studies, with individual session topics determined by the topics of abstracts submitted and accepted.

Sponsored Sessions are organized by learned societies, associations, or institutions. Planning for these sessions may be well underway. If you wish to submit a paper proposal, you should do so as soon as possible. Submit your proposal directly to the organization’s contact person listed here. http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/sessions.html

Home Page: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/index.html

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Political Philosophy

Deadline: September 30, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS
Vol. 5, Issue 1:
Political PhilosophyBetween Tradition and Innovation

CEU Political Science Journal is a peer-review quarterly in the field of Political Science, indexed and abstracted in relevant international databases. The Journal accepts now submissions for its issue on "Political Philosophy". The contributions may focus on any aspects of political philosophy, emphasizing its developments, applicability and challenges faced in a changing political world. This issue also welcomes contributions that focus on the development of new research areas in political philosophy, new interdisciplinary approaches and innovative methodological techniques, as well as on possible extensions of existing boundaries of political philosophy itself.

Details at www.ceu.hu/polscijournal

Submissions at ceu_polsci@yahoo.com.

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

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Prague

Deadline: October 5, 2009

Applications are now being accepted for UPrague, a unique semester-long program for undergraduates at Charles University's School of Philosophy and Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, Jan. 30-May 22, 2010.

During their Spring semester in Prague, students may elect to earn up to 15 academic credits, accredited by the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. UPrague's English language courses, designed for American students, are taught by Czech faculty, while University of Miami faculty members provide online instruction and academic supervision via Blackboard. Students from the U.S. who are sufficiently fluent in a European language to study in it, may also opt to take courses through Charles University's Language dept.

Core courses (required of all students) include a Czech language "bootcamp" Feb. 8-19; "Prague and the World: Witness to History, a historical, cultural and artistic exploration of Prague's position in the heart of Europe; and "Classroom Europe," a series of four weekend excursions from Prague to Poland, Germany, Austria and Turkey. Electives--of which students may choose up to three-- offer a wide range of options in several academic disciplines including Economics, Film, Art and Architecture, and Jewish History, each with a Czech focus within the broader European context.

Full details about courses, credits, costs, visas, accomodations at the UPrague dorm, and how to apply are now available online from the multi-media UPrague website . Interested students are encouraged to "Czech out" comments and photos by last year's UPrague participants.

The application deadline for Spring 2010, is Oct. 5, 2009. Space is limited, and interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Dr. Vendulka Kubálková
UPrague Director
Assistant Provost for University-Wide International Studies
University of Miami
Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Building
5801-7 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-8782
Email: vkubalkova@miami.edu
Visit the website at http://www.uprague.org

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September 14, 2009

Byzantine and Ottoman Civilizations in World History, A Symposium Sponsored by Istanbul Sehir University and the World History Association, Istanbul, 21-24.10.2010

Deadline: October 1, 2009

Byzantine and Ottoman Civilizations in World History

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

Istanbul, Turkey

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

Panel and paper proposals dealing with Byzantine and/or Ottoman civilizations in the context of world history and across all relevant disciplines are invited and should be submitted electronically using this form only no later than 1 October 2009 and submitted to: thewha@hawaii.edu
Delivery time for each paper must not exceed 20 minutes. Panels, each of which is two hours in length, should consist of a chair, four paper presenters, and, if possible and desirable, a commentator. The commentator is not mandatory. Panel proposals may consist of only three papers, but see below regarding that. Please also see below for individual paper submissions. A committee will review all proposals and make its decision regarding acceptances by 15 November 2009. Criteria for acceptance include the proposal's world-historical scope, its originality, and its depth of scholarship. The conference organizers will endeavor to publish selected papers delivered at the symposium.

Successful participants must pay their own travel and lodging expenses. However, Istanbul Sehir University will assist conferees in securing accommodations at nearby 4- and 5- star hotels at deeply discounted conference rates. Moreover participants who are presenting will be hosted daily for lunch and dinner throughout the conference and will enjoy a complimentary city tour to major Byzantine and Ottoman sites. There is no registration fee. Periodic informational updates will appear at http://www.thewha.org/ beginning September 2009.

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

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

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

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Translation - English to BCS, Romani

The Roma rights NGO Chachipe (www.romarights.wordpress.com) is looking for online volunteers who can help us with the occasional translation of documents and press releases from English to Serbian/Croatian, German, French and Romani. We are also looking for a person who can help us improve the quality of our website.

For more information please contact us at: chachipe.info@gmail.com

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St. Deiniol's Scholarships, Wales

Deadline: November 1st, 2009

St. Deiniol's Scholarships 2010

Scholarships are awarded for any period from a week to several months and include:
• The Canon Symonds Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to those studying in the fields of Christian Liturgy, Biblical Studies or Church History.
• The Bishop J. R. H. Moorman Scholarship is intended primarily for those researching Francis of Assisi or the Franciscan Order where access to the Moorman Franciscan Library would prove beneficial.
• The Revd Canon Dr Stewart Lawton Memorial Scholarship is awarded for research into one of the following areas: the Liberal Catholic Tradition in Anglicanism; the Interaction of Science and Religion, and European Philosophical Theology.
• The Drew Scholarship is awarded, in the first instance, for research into aspects of the life of William Ewart Gladstone.
• The Dr Daisy Ronco Scholarship is awarded for research into Nineteenth Century Studies.
• The Richard L. Hills Scholarship is awarded for research into Theology and Science / Technology.
• The Ernest Walder Memorial Scholarship is awarded for research into any aspect of Divine Learning.
• The General Scholarship Fund supports research in the Arts and Humanities.
• The Monad Scholarship Fund supports research into issues of inclusivity / exclusion in church and society.

Please note that scholarships cover use of the Library and the cost of dinner, bed and breakfast at St Deiniol’s. They do not cover the cost of travel to and from the Library or any extra charges incurred during your stay e.g. lunch, drinks, telephone calls. A one-off administration fee of £30 is charged once a scholarship booking has been accepted and the dates confirmed.

To apply: write to the Warden, Peter Francis, outlining your specific area of research, what you hope to achieve during your residency at St Deiniol’s and why you are undertaking this research i.e. PhD, Masters, publication, sabbatical project, private study, Open University degree etc. Please give your preferred dates of study at the Library. Finally, attach a brief C.V. with the names of two academic referees.
http://www.st-deiniols.com/the-library/scholarships.htm

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Chair of Faith and Learning, IL

Wheaton College - Wheaton College seeks candidates for the Arthur F. Holmes Chair of Faith and Learning who have made distinguished and sustained contributions to their academic discipline of philosophy, history, or English.

Wheaton College seeks candidates for the Arthur F. Holmes Chair of Faith and Learning who have made distinguished and sustained contributions to their academic discipline of philosophy, history, or English. The ideal candidate will have the Ph.D. degree, at least ten years of teaching experience, and will have throughout his or her career spoken to the evangelical and broader Christian communities on issues of faith, learning, and culture. The position carries a reduced teaching load and includes financial support for professional activities. Responsibilities will begin August 2010.

Wheaton College (IL) is a highly selective evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for non-discrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are especially welcome.

Nominations, inquiries, and cv’s should be directed to Jill P. Baumgaertner, Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593 or holmeschair@wheaton.edu

Applications will be accepted immediately and will be considered until the position is filled.

Website: http://www.wheaton.edu

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Theoretical Linguistics, Toronto

Deadline: October 22, 2009

Assistant Professor Position in Theoretical Linguistics
Department of Language Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga

The Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theoretical Linguistics at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2010. Specialization should be in the area of theoretical linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, or semantics), preferably with interests in second language acquisition or psycholinguistics. Qualifications are: A Ph. D. degree in Theoretical Linguistics, a strong publication record, and evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Knowledge of French, German or Italian would be an asset. Duties consist of Teaching in the Linguistics program at all levels (undergraduate and graduate), supervision of graduate students, and collaboration with research groups within the Department. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

We encourage candidates to submit their applications online at the following link: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl

If you are unable to apply online (or alternately have large documents to send) please submit your application and other materials to the address below. Candidates should submit a covering letter, a current CV, copies of three publications, and should arrange to have three letters of reference (sent directly by referees) before October 23, 2009 to:

Professor Michel Lord
Acting Chair
Department of Language Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
North Building, Room 235
Mississauga, Ontario
CANADA, L5L 1C6

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We offer opportunities to work in many collaborative programs, including Aboriginal, Canadian, ethno-cultural, sexual diversity, gender and women’s studies. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Modern Russian history , CT

Wesleyan University - Assistant Professor, Modern Russian History

Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in modern Russian history to begin July 1, 2010. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in all aspects of the life of the College of Social Studies, a multidisciplinary program in history, economics, government, and philosophy. In addition to offering seminars in her or his specialty, the successful candidate must be prepared to teach Russian history from the Kievan period to the present (including Russia’s engagement with the wider world), a survey course on modern European history from 1815 on, and, at regular intervals, a group tutorial on Europe since 1789 (CSS 240) in the College of Social Studies.

Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2010. Send a letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference and a chapter-length writing sample to modernrussia@wesleyan.edu addressed to Prof. Erik Grimmer-Solem, Chair, Russian History Search.

Where necessary, hardcopies may be mailed to the Department of History, Wesleyan University, 238 Church Street, Middletown, CT 06459. Applications received by November 2, 2009 will be given full consideration. Screening interviews will be conducted at the AHA Annual Meeting in San Diego, January 7-10, 2010.

Wesleyan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of historically under-represented minority groups.

Contact Info:

Prof. Erik Grimmer-Solem
Chair Russian History Search
Department of History
Wesleyan University

Website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/history/FacultySearches.html

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Head of the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center, Tampa

University of South Florida - Tampa - Head of the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center

Director: Center or Program

The University of South Florida Libraries seek a faculty member to head its newly established Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center. The Center’s mission is to become internationally recognized for the quality of its collections, research, teaching, and community engagement. To achieve this goal, the Center crosses international boundaries, engaging information specialists, scholars, educators, students, analysts, and activists in a centralized, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and synergistic approach to genocide education, mental health and public policy, and prevention.

Contact Info:

Questions regarding the application process as well as questions about the position can be sent to Nancy Jacobs-Dilley, HR Staff Assistant at hr@lib.usf.edu
or call (813) 974-2721. (http://hr.lib.usf.edu)

Website: https://employment.usf.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/SearchResults_css.jsp

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September 09, 2009

Humanities and the Arts, IN

Deadline: December 15, 2009

Valparaiso University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and the Arts

Humanities
World History
Western Civilization
Religious Studies
Philosophy
Medieval History
Literature
Languages
Fine Arts
Film
Early Modern History
Classical Studies
Art and Architectural History

We offer three two-year residential postdoctoral teaching fellowships in the areas of Humanities and the Arts for 2010-2012 for scholars seriously considering academic vocations in church related institutions. Ph.D, M.F.A., or equivalent terminal degree must have been received within 20 months up to and including August 2010. Fellows will teach seven courses over a two year period; engage in scholarship or creative work; participate in a two year colloquium; work with a VU faculty mentor; and interact with representatives from a national network of church related institutions. Faculty privileges; $45,000 stipend per year plus benefits, moving allowance, professional fund.

For more information, contact the Lilly Fellows Program at 219-464-5317; or visit www.lillyfellows.org

Application deadline: December 15, 2009.

Contact Info:
Selection Committee
Lilly Fellows Program
Valparaiso University
1401 Linwood Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Website: http://www.lillyfellows.org

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Interdisciplinary Studies, MO

Washington University in St. Louis - Postdoctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Studies

World History, Women/Gender, Western Civilization, Sociology, Social and Cultural History, Russian/Soviet History, Religious Studies, Public History, Public Health, Psychology, Political Science/International Relations, Policy and Political History, Oral History, Medieval History, Literature, Law/Legal History, Languages, Labor History or Studies, Judaic Studies, Jewish History, Intellectual History, Imperial or Colonial Studies, Humanities, Global Studies, German History, Geography, Francophone Studies, Film, European Studies, European History, Environmental History, Economics, Early Modern History, Diplomatic/Military History, Classical Studies, Business and Economic History, British History, Atlantic Studies, Art and Architectural History, Area Studies/Ethnic Studies, Archives, Architecture, Anthropology/Archaeology, Ancient History/Antiquities

Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry:
A Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Washington University announces the ninth year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. We invite applications from recent Ph.D.s for the position of Fellow. In September 2010, the selected Fellow will join our continuing Fellows in order to participate in the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellow will receive a two year appointment with a stipend beginning at $44,450 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows have an opportunity to plan and pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty member at Washington University, and, over the course of their two-year appointment, to teach three undergraduate courses in their home discipline and to collaborate in an interdisciplinary theory and methods workshop.

There is no application form, but further information on Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available on the web at http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~szwicker/Mellon_Postdoctoral_Program.html
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than three single-spaced pages), a brief proposal for the seminar in theory and methods, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted in paper copy.

Contact Info:

Steven Zwicker
Department of English
Washington University
Campus Box 1122
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130

szwicker@artsci.wustl.edu

Website: http://artsci.wustl.edu/~szwicker/mellonpostdoc/

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Russian, MD

World and Classical Language Teacher/Russian
Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Maryland

Salary range: $43,452 - $84,996 (full time)

Provides for instruction of students by developing, selecting, and modifying instructional plans and materials and presenting them using instructional techniques, which meet the needs of all students. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students. Supervises students in a variety of school-related settings and activities. Monitors and evaluates student performance.

Develops and implements plans to improve student performance. Maintains required records and follows required procedures and practices.

NOTE: This position is being posted in order to create a pool of candidates so that as positions become available, they can be filled as soon as possible.

To view the full description and apply please visit
https://jobs.brassring.com/EN/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?sec=1&partnerid=16026&siteid=5107&jobId=256767&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5107&JobSiteInfo=256767_5107&GQId=0&codes=IND

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Russian language, literature, & culture, St. Petersburg

Assistant Professor of Russian, Tenure-Track – Bard College, St. Petersburg, Russia

Russian language, literature, & culture, including literature of all periods, literary theory, & comp lit. Excellence in teaching and scholarship. Ability to oversee Bard's summer language program in Russian and to contribute to Bard - Smolny College in St. Petersburg.

For more info & to apply, please visit: http://www.bard.edu/about/employment/

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Early Modern Jewish History , Brown U

Deadline for applications is: October 15, 2009

Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Early Modern Jewish History – Brown University

The Program in Judaic Studies and the Department of History at Brown University invite applications for a position at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of Early Modern Jewish History beginning in Fall, 2010. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in any area of early modern Jewish history, including the early modern history of Eastern European Jewry and that of Sephardic communities in Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

Interested candidates should send (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research areas, (4) one short writing sample that is illustrative of the candidate's research (e.g. an article or a chapter from a book), and (5) a statement describing teaching experience and proposed courses to be offered at Brown (with descriptions and/or syllabi) to Chair, Search Committee, Early Modern Jewish History, Program in Judaic Studies, P.O. Box 1826, Brown University, 163 George Street, Providence, RI 02912.

In addition, candidates should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the same address. Tenured applicants should instead submit the names of five references. Brown University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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September 04, 2009

imperial Russia or the Soviet Union, Columbia U.

Assistant Professor, History – Columbia University

The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications for one position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the history of imperial Russia or the Soviet Union, beginning in July 2010. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To submit paperwork for consideration, applicants will need to visit Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS)

Web page: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1250780155781

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Cultural Pluralism Revised: Religious and Linguistic Freedoms

Deadline for essay submission: January 15th, 2010
Berlin April 2010

Cultural Pluralism Revised: Religious and Linguistic Freedoms Essay Competition - Conference - Workshops - Research Grant

Workshop participation in Berlin

Up to 40 successful applicants to the essay competition will be invited to discuss their research with prominent scholars at two of Europe’s leading research institutions. The workshops will take place at the Social Science Research Center Berlin, 7 – 11 April 2010. Workshops will be chaired by José Casanova (Georgetown University) and Fernand de Varennes (Murdoch University).

Competition Details
The competition is open to scholars (maximum 5 years after Ph.D.) as well as practicioners and journalists with relevant backgrounds. Essays may address empirical research and/or theoretical issues related to the topic.

An international jury will award two three-months fellowship to be used for research at the WZB, the Humboldt-University Berlin and the State library Berlin. The Grant includes a monthly stipend of EUR 1,000 plus accommodation and its winners will be invited to join a follow-up workshop in Berlin in 2010/2011.

For the finalists of the essay competition the Irmgard Coninx Foundation will cover travel to and accommodation in Berlin.

For details please visit our website: www.irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de

For inquiries please contact us: info@irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de

Dr. Sabine Berking
Irmgard Coninx Stiftung
c/o Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung Berlin
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
Tel: 0049 30 25491 411
Fax: 0049 30 25491 684

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Governments-in-Exile and the Jews during the Second World War, Southampton

Governments-in-Exile and the Jews during the Second World War

March 21-22, 2010

The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton is organizing a research project which will explore the responses of the anti-Hitler Allies to the Jewish plight during the Second World War. An international two-day symposium to be held at the University of Southampton on 21 and 22 March 2010 and focusing on the various governments-in-exile established in Britain during the war will form an integral part of this project. This symposium aims to bring together scholars engaged in academic research on the bystanders to the Holocaust through a specific and so far neglected area of Holocaust research. The project – based on a comparative analysis of individual cases – intends to explore whether a theory of common taxonomy can be applied across the exiled Governments’ treatment of Jewish issues. Were there any common features of the responses of the governments-in-exile to the Jewish plight? Did the governments cooperate? Are there any similarities in the theoretical analysis of their conduct?

While the subject of the bystanders to the Holocaust has constituted an important part of Holocaust research in the last decades, historians have focused mainly on the two major Western Allied powers, the United States and United Kingdom. There has not been any comprehensive investigation of how the other members of the anti-Hitler alliance helped to shape attitudes and responses to the Nazi persecution and extermination of the European Jewry. The governments of Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France (Free France), Greece, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Yugoslavia will form be the main focus of the conference.

The official national representatives in exile were theoretically in a position to impact on the attitudes of their populations at home towards the Jews. As it seems, their main responses to the Holocaust was fostering the exchange of information among the populations in the occupied countries, the exiles, and the major Allied governments. Project and symposium will examine the policies of the governments-in-exile, the actions they actually took (including attempts, if there were any, to impact on initiatives by the Western Allies for the rescue of Jews), and the factors that shaped their policies and actions. The latter includes the role played by the main national underground organizations that informed the governments-in-exile about the sentiments among the populations at home towards the persecuted Jews. Across Nazi occupied Europe the harsh German occupation regime triggered a resurgence in nationalism but this tended to exclude groups which were seen as foreign, and this often meant the Jews as well. Hence the governments-in-exile were caught in a network of complex influences, and this dynamic needs to be investigated.

The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton welcomes contributions from senior scholars as well as researchers at the beginning of their academic careers. We intend to publish the conference proceedings in order to stimulate further discussion of the issues raised at the symposium. Holocaust Studies, published by Vallentine Mitchell, has already expressed an interest subsequent to the standard review process. It is expected that symposium and subsequent publication of the proceedings will lead to the establishment of an international network of scholars working on related areas of research that will facilitate further projects in the field.

For more information, contact the project coordinator, Jan Lanicek, e-mail: J.Lanicek@soton.ac.uk

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/parkes/news/conf-10-exile_symposium.shtml

Jan Lanicek
History Department/the Parkes Institute
University of Southampton
Southampton
SO171BJ

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: Edited Collection: The Neuroscientific Turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Deadline: October 30, 2009

CFP: Edited Collection: The Neuroscientific Turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences

From economics to English, religious studies to recreation, neuroscience has become the latest theoretical tool for analyzing society and culture. While there has been some backlash against this trend, research continues to emerge in areas of neurotheology, neuromarketing, neuroethics, neuroaesthetics, the neurohumanities, and neurohistory to name but a few. We are seeking essays for an edited collection that analyze and interrogate this recent neuroscientific turn in the humanities and social sciences. We are particularly interested to hear from researchers who apply the neuro- to their own disciplinary work.

Essays might engage with the following questions: why has there been a shift to using neuroscience as an epistemological framework and/or theoretical tool in the humanities and social sciences? What kind of arguments does it allow / foreclose / refute? How is this trend related to the “decade of the brain”? How do visualization technologies like fMRI shape or limit the neuroscientific turn? Is the neuroscientific turn interdiscplinary, cross-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary? What are the rights and responsibilities of such inter/cross/multiple-disciplinary research? Should this neuro- research fall under the purview of neuroethics? What roles do print and digital media play in the development and distribution of this trend? Why and how do the humanities and the social sciences need the neurosciences? What can the neurosciences learn from this trend in the humanities and the social sciences? How might these fields combine into a discipline of their own?

Related fields include:
- Neuroaesthetics
- Social Neuroscience (neuro- anthropology/sociology)
- Neuroethics (philosophy and bioethics)
- Neurohumanities
- Neuroeconomics
- Neuromarketing
- Neurotheology (spiritual neuroscience)
- Neurohistory
- Neuropolitics
- Neuropsychology
- Neuropsychiatry

Deadline:
Please submit a 300 word abstract and a brief (1-3 pg) CV to both editors by Oct 30, 2009

Editors:
Melissa Littlefield, University of Illinois (mml@illinois.edu)
Jenell Johnson, Louisiana State University (jjohn@lsu.edu)

Final versions of the essays will be tentatively due by June 1, 2010

Jenell Johnson
237E Allen Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

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humanities or allied social sciences, Princeton

Deadline: October 1, 2009

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

The Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhDs (from January 2007) in humanities or allied social sciences, 2010-2013.. THREE appointments to pursue research and teach half-time include: Open Fellowship; Fellowship in Humanistic Studies; Fellowship in Latin American Studies. Annual stipend: approx. $72,000. Application deadline: October 1, 2009. For details, see Website www.princeton.edu/~sf

Society of Fellow in the Liberal Arts
10 Joseph Henry House
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Email: fellows@princeton.edu

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The Nuremberg Trial - Taking Stock, 10/01/2009, Huremberg

"That Four Great Nations...": The Nuremberg Trial - Taking Stock
Conference Date: 2009-10-01

On 20th November 1945 the trial of the International Military Tribunal opened in the Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg´s Palace of Justice. It is in this historic location, which still houses the original site of the trials of members of the Nazi regime's elites, that currently a new institution of Nuremberg municipal museums is being constructed - the "Memorial Nuremberg Trials".

Parallel to the development of the new permanent exhibition, the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds which will take on the task of curator has organised an international experts' symposium to promote scientific discussion and research on the Nuremberg Trials. The conference is intended to provide an overview of current research, particularly on the trial of the main war criminals, and a discussion forum for new research projects.

The conference will present contributions by 22 renowned experts from eight countries – from the USA, France and Russia to New Zealand and Israel. Lecturers will include Benjamin B. Ferencz, chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial of 1947-48, and Prof. David M. Crane, first chief prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. The conference will address topics such as the Nuremberg Trial's media reception, the different points of view of the Allied nations, and it will also take a look at further tribunals after Nuremberg.

The multi-disciplinary symposium is directed at experts, both from research and teaching, as well as at students, but will also be open to all interested persons. It is planned as an international event. The conference languages will be German (G) and English (E), there will be simultaneous translation.

For further information and registration please visit www.conference-nuremberg-trial.de

(Ms) Henrike Zentgraf

Dokumentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Bayernstr. 110

90478 Nürnberg (Nuremberg)

Germany

Phone: +49-911-231-6689

Fax: +49-911-231-8410

Email: henrike.zentgraf@stadt.nuernberg.de

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4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium, 02/18-19/2010, Tampa

Deadline: November 20/2009

CALL FOR PAPERS
4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium
February 18 & 19, 2010
University of South Florida Libraries Tampa, Florida

Encountering the “Other” in the Medieval World: Textual Examinations of Resistance and Reconciliation Across the Traditions, 500-1500

Papers are welcome on, but not limited to, Judaism, Christianity or Islam in Europe and Asia during the Middle Ages (500-1500):
- Views of difference, diversity and pluralism
- Expressions of shared identities and common values
- Texts of threat, terror and violence
- Traditions affirming connection, inclusivity and reconciliation
- Patterns of religious, political and cultural imperialism
- Forms of cross-cultural exchange and dialogue
- Delineations of ethnic and vernacular boundaries

Exempla may be drawn from manuscripts and illuminations, critical editions, and portrayals in art and architecture.

The DEADLINE for submission is November 20, 2009.
Presenters will be notified by December 11, 2009.

This year’s keynote speaker and senior scholar is Dr. David Nirenberg, the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor - John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, Department of History, and in the College - The University of Chicago.

Submit papers via email to the attention of:

Elizabeth Tucker, Assistant to the Director
Special & Digital Collections
University of South Florida Libraries
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 122
Tampa FL 33620-5400

etucker@lib.usf.edu

813.974.1198 FAX: 813.396.9006

For more information about the symposium please visit: http://MedievalStudies.lib.usf.edu

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Transcultural mappings: emerging issues in comparative, transnational and area studies, 04/09-11/2010, Sydney

Deadline: November 30, 2009

“Transcultural mappings: emerging issues in comparative, transnational and area studies”

University of Sydney, 9-11 April 2010

The idea of transculturation was coined by Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz in 1940, to describe a process of transition from one culture to another. It has come to the fore once again in our third millenium, where concepts such as international and crosscultural, based on an idea of nations and cultures as relatively stable and clearly delimitable entities, have become, if not obsolete, then inadequate. The ideas of the transnational and transcultural have been put forward in recent years as conceptual frameworks that enable us to develop new interdisciplinary (or indeed transdisciplinary) epistemologies of the global, the local, and the “glocal”.

This conference aims to track why and how such debates have gained prominence in transnational, area and comparative cultural studies as well as the methodological and ideological implications of such theoretical reworkings.

The development of postcolonial and crosscultural studies concepts such as the interstitial and the hybrid have begged the question of how these notions are determined (e.g. interstitial between what and what?). Technically all cultures are hybrid, so when we discuss border crossings and hybridities (in relation, for example, to postcolonial or area studies or to comparative cultural studies), on what cultural, political and historical premises are we basing such discussions? Are we positing some mythical idea of an original cultural homogeneity as a mooring from which we embark towards intercultural discovery? Does this then in turn render the idea of cultural mappings, or the discussion of an identifable “culture” associated with a language, nature or region, superfluous? In which case, how can we continue to have intelligible conversations about distinctive locations of groups and individuals, constructed historically, geopolitically, culturally, socioeconomically and indeed ideologically? Assumptions about such constructions and their impacts, even as we challenge them, continue to inform our analyses and debates.

In short, we continue to map the world, sociopolitically and culturally as much as physically. Indeed, physical mappings still largely inform our geopolitical and cultural mappings, through identification of nations and subnational or supranational (and sometimes transnational) regions.

What conceptual tools, then, might emerge from an exercise of “transcultural mappings”? Can it represent a possible way through a certain postmodern and postcolonial impasse? What factors might determine how these mappings occur and how they evolve? On what assumptions and consenses (or questionings and discords) might they be based? The term itself is paradoxical: mapping is an exercise in plotting, delimiting, demarcating.. The transcultural, like its cousin the transnational, destabilises the certainties of maps, much as Peter has destabilised Mercator. It fuzzes the edges, shifts the foci, changes the shapes.

Specific themes of presentations might include:

- Locating culture in the glocalised third millennium: can it be done?

- Mapping and culture: complementary or mutually exclusive terms?

- Cultural identity, hybridity and border(zones)

- “Trans-”, “post” “inter-” and academic discourse

- Postcoloniality and postmodernity: is the discussion over?

- The geopolitics of culture / culture and globalisation / hegemonic cultures

- Culture, translation and the production, trafficking and negotiation of meanings

- Ethics, power and the challenges of conceptualising culture

- The South/North debate and the West/East debate

- Diasporas and comparative cultural studies

- Identity politics and area studies

- Interdisciplinarity, pluridisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity: definitions and demarcations

We invite scholars to submit 200 word abstracts for individual presentations (20 minutes) or panel proposals (90-120 minutes) that address these issues either theoretically or through case studies. Abstracts, along with your affiliation, contact information and a short biography should be sent as an email attachment in Microsoft Word by 30 November, 2009 to tcm.10@usyd.edu.au

Enquiries should also be sent to this address. If you wish your paper to be considered for refereed publication, it should be submitted by 1 March 2010.

Conference organising committee: Bronwyn Winter (convenor), Mary Crock, Stephanie Donald, Jennifer Dowling, Kiran Grewal, Fernanda Peñaloza, Blanca Tovias.

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The Discursive Space of Artists' Films, 04/15 - 17/2010, Glasgow

Deadline: November 9, 2009

The Discursive Space of Artists' Films,
Association of Art Historians conference,
Glasgow, UK, 2010

More than ever before artists working with the moving image are directly enlisting the attributes of conventional narrative cinema, both in terms of production and exhibition. Such borrowings include direct sampling and imitation, but also exceed an engagement with pre-existing films to develop original scenarios that employ a range of features formerly the preserve of the cinematic. Causal narration, mise-en-scène and working with actors, for instance, are increasingly common aspects of artists’ films.

Gallery-specific screening formats, such as multi-screen, looping and installation practices persist, but now frequently combine with ‘black box’ and large-scale projection, reminiscent of the cinematic spectacle.

Despite the pervasiveness of moving image art, the study of artists’ films (especially those that draw on cinema) sits awkwardly within the academy. Traditionally the remit of art history, this work’s affinity with experimental film and interrogation of dominant cinema has led to an increasing interest from film studies scholars. Indeed, we propose that a fusion of the theoretical frameworks developed separately by film theory and art criticism provides a productive interdisciplinary framework appropriate to the study of this body of work.

We invite papers that advance our understanding of the critical situation of cinema-influenced artists’ films within the academy and the related institutions of art and cinema. This session is linked to a Glasgow International screening event, curated by the session convenors, which presents a number of representative artists’ films to enhance our critical exploration of this prevalent area of contemporary visual art practice.

If you would like to offer a paper, please contact the session convenors directly, providing an abstract of your proposed paper in no more than 250 words, your name and institutional affiliation (if any).

Dr Sarah Smith
Lecturer
Dept of Historical & Critical Studies
The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G3 6RQ
UK

Email: sa.smith@gsa.ac.uk
Visit the website at http://aah.org.uk/future-conferences/2010.php

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Refugee Development Center, Lansing

Deadline: September 14, 2009

The RDC is seeking a Parent Education Specialist who is dynamic enough to respond to a wide variety of challenges that need to be addressed to ensure that refugee parents are well acclimated to the American school system and have access to on-going cultural resources.

Job Duties: Provide parent orientations to Refugee Parents with school-age children, conduct and lead weekly parent groups, provide cultural adjustment training to teachers and staff, act as a cultural resource for teachers and staff, deliver quarterly cultural awareness presentations to schools, develop a written resource guide for students and their parents, refer clients to ESL classes, collaborate with the Youth Education Specialist regularly, and keep accurate and up-to-date records.

Qualifications:
- A bachelor’s degree in education, social work, family studies or related field.
- Understands class and cultural backgrounds of families and how to interpret culture of school to them.
- Communicates successfully with linguistically and culturally diverse families, as well as with teachers and administrators.
- Shows organizational skills.
- Writes and speaks clearly and well.
- Proficiency in a refugee language preferred.
- Salary/Hours: This is a grant-based full time position paying $28,500 yearly and requiring 40 hours per week. The position starts October 1, 2009.

If interested: please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to Erika Brown Binion at:
ebb.refugeedevelopmentcenter@yahoo.com

Applicants are also asked to mail a hard copy of their materials to Erika Brown Binion at:
The RDC, 122 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing , MI 48912

Deadline to apply: September 14th (must be received in mail by this date—not postmarked)

Shirin Kambin Timms
Executive Director, Refugee Development Center
122 South Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 482-2252
FAX: (517) 482-4719
Email: skt.refugeedevelopmentcenter@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.refugeedevelopmentcenter.com

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars DC

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

Application deadline: October 1, 2009

Fellowships Office

Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza
Washington, DC 20004

Visit the website at http://www.wilsoncenter.org

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September 03, 2009

Young foreign researchers, Bulgaria

Deadline: September 20, 2009

6 Research Fellowships

Bulgaria

Grant competition for 6 (six) fellowships for young researchers for up-to 16 weeks in Bulgaria (four months) in the field of the Humanities (History, Archeology, Ethnology, Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Economy and Management, Public Administration, Journalism, International Relations, European, Balkan and other regional studies, Classical, West European and Slavic Language and Literary Studies, Documental and Archival Studies, etc.).

Hereby, the Center of Excellence Dialogue Europe (Institute for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Studies) at Sofia University announces a call for applications for 6 (six) fellowships for young foreign researchers. In order to be eligible, the applicant should be younger than 35 years of age, possess at least an M.A. degree and be either working at a foreign university/research center or be studying for a Ph.D. degree.

The research proposals should be interdisciplinary in its thematic approach focusing on the broad framework of European studies: the dialogue about and between the institutions of the EU, the harmonization of the social environment, the European dimensions of the global economic environment, the balance between national and supranational institutions, EU Law, the formulation of common European policies, cultural trends and European identities, the European educational space, intercultural communication media, transatlantic relations in the geopolitics of the 21st century etc.

The grant is for a period of up-to 16 (sixteen) weeks for research work in Sofia as fellows of the Institute. The grant will amount to no more than 9 (nine) thousand BGN (approx. 4400 Euros) i.e. 560 BGN per week. All grantees will be affiliated to one of the working groups of the Institute and can count on the expert advice of its permanent fellows. While in residence in Sofia, all fellows will be included in the current events of the Institute and thus get a chance for participation in its public presentations, lectures, talks, seminars and conferences. Further the Institute will provide help in finding accommodation at a reasonable price at a student hostel. At the end of the fellowship all grantees are expected to submit a research paper with the results of their work and any type of articles or papers that can be published in the Institute’s publications.

Applications should include the following documents:
- a curriculum vitae;
- a list of publications (if available);
- a brief description of the proposed research topic with a detailed 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;
- contact person / institution in Sofia;

Applications are to be sent via email: office@dialogueeurope.org until September 20th 2009.

The successful applicants must start their fellowship in the period: November 1-30th 2009

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kostadin Grozev
Sofia University "Sv. Kliment Ohridski"
Center of Excellence "Dialogue Europe"
15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1504 Sofia
Bulgaria

Phone: (+)359 2 9308366
Fax: (+)359 2 9463022
Email: office@dialogueeurope.org

Visit the website at http://www.dialogueeurope.org

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Migration - to Europe and/or to Asia? Opportunities and Challenges

Deadline: September 14, 2009

Asia Europe Journal
Intercultural Studies in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Call for Papers
Migration - to Europe and/or to Asia? Opportunities and Challenges

Migration has become an integral part of international relations and of socio-economic developments worldwide. With increased globalisation and a diversification of migration patterns, immigration policies have crept up political agendas as nations are facing the opportunities, but also the challenges of various forms and implications of migration. We are calling for contributions which address migration issues and policies at large across Asia and Europe. The focus for contributions can range from labour migration given the current economic context to a multifaceted account of, for example, how migration is dealt with, integration processes such as the rights and responsibilities of migrants and their families in the new country and/or the role of international institutions and the media, etc.

Papers should be written in English and be preceded by a short abstract. The paper should not exceed 7000 words. Only previously unpublished manuscripts shall be accepted for consideration. Contributions will be subject to an anonymous referee process (double-blind). Upon publication, an honorarium of 300 Euros will be granted.

Deadline of submission: 14 September 2009
For further information, please contact:
Dr Albrecht ROTHACHER, Editor-in-Chief
Ms Leonie SCHNEIDER, Editorial Assistant
Ms Lorivic FRAGATA, Editorial Secretary
T: +65 6874 9736
F: +65 6872 1135
E: asiaeuropejournal@asef.org

The Asia Europe Journal, the quarterly research-based periodical by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), publishes interdisciplinary and intercultural studies and research between Asia and Europe in the social sciences and humanities. Fields of interest include various aspects of bilateral relations, comparative studies, Asia area studies from a European perspective or European studies from an Asian viewpoint. Each volume is intended to focus on, if possible, one major theme (such as security, historical experiences, cultural perceptions, gender issues, civic rights and regional integration).

Find out more about the Asia Europe Journal on the web at www.aej.asef.org or www.springer.com

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) was established in February 1997 under the framework of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process. It seeks to promote better mutual understanding and closer cooperation between the people of Asia and Europe through greater intellectual, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges. Further information on the Asia-Europe Foundation including its mission and activities is available at www.asef.org

The Asia Europe Journal is published by the Asia-Europe Foundation and Springer.

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Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana

Deadline: September 10, 2009

INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND MEDIATION
Tel. +355 4 24 00 241; Fax. +355 4 24 00 640
Website: www.idmalbania.org
Email: info@idmalbania.org
Address: Rr. Shenasi Dishnica No. 37, Tirana Albania
P.O. BOX 8177, Tirana

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), a think tank policy institute based in Tirana (Albania) is announcing a Call for Applications for a vacant position of “Senior Program Manager”. The successful candidate will be offered a one year renewable contract with a competitive remuneration package (commensurate with qualifications). S/he will be assigned senior level tasks to develop proposals and implement program activities related to civil society development & advocacy, institutional & capacity building, participatory governance & integrated development.

Qualifications
· A graduate degree preferably in economy or related sciences. An MA degree (economy, political sciences, communications) is preferred.
· Three to five year experience in a managing position with think tank policy institutes / non-governmental organizations. Capacities and skills in human resource management is an advantage.
· At least two years of experience with programme development and project management with civil society organizations. Acquaintance and experience with fundraising under various EU assistance programmes is an advantage.
· Excellent communication, research and writing skills.
· Excellent knowledge of English.

Responsibilities:
· Develop proposals for programme activities on local governance, EU instruments & policies on integrated regional development, civil society, tripartite partnerships and related areas.
· Develop concrete project ideas and proposals in the above described areas and engage, jointly with IDM team, in fundraising and key activities related to project management (implementation, assessment, reporting, follow up etc.)
· Assist IDM departments and particularly the Research & Innovation Initiative, jointly with the Institute’s managing team, to develop coherent strategies for programme development, including advocacy and fundraising.
· Ad-hoc and other duties as requested.

Please forward a resume, names & contacts of a person for reference, cover letter, and a small writing sample by e-mail to:
info@idmalbania.org

Deadline for Applications is 10 September 2009 (Thursday).

Only short listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview.

Expected time start of the contract: mid September 2009

About IDM
Founded in November 1999, the Institute for Democracy and Mediation is an independent, non-governmental organization working to strengthen the civil society, to analyze and improve Albania’s integration processes, to assist reforming and the consolidation of good governance and inclusive policy making processes through expertise, innovative policy research, analysis and assessment. IDM is
dedicated to develop a profound understanding on contemporary challenges to shape sustainable reforming strategies and public policies in key socio-economic and political development pillars, as well as to advance cost-effective approaches in support of intra / cross sectorial cooperation initiatives based on comprehensive research, policy assessment and multifaceted analysis. These guiding principles and objectives represent the foundation of our mission, on which IDM forms the framework of its programme priorities, shapes the results of its work and drives the services and contribution to civil society efforts.

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Russian and Cognitive Linguistics, Tromso

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tore Nesset¹s strongest interests are in Russian phonology and morphology. His website can be found at: http://www.hum.uit.no/a/nesset/

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

We have a special webpage for our prospective students where you can find all the information referring to our application procedure, language courses and English study programmes. Have a look at http://www2.uit.no/www/inenglish You can download your Application form and Learning Agreement under the link "Prospective Students" on the left hand side. Both documents should be signed by your coordinator at home and sent directly to our office together with your Transcript of records. Please send the documents to: University of Tromso, Department of Research and Academic Affairs, 9037 Tromso, Norway. Deadline is 15th of October for the spring semester and 15th of May for the autumn semester.

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

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

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

You should preferably choose "STUDIO" that gives you access to all accommodation available and then ADD chosen address as the 1st priority to the list..

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

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

Sigfrid sigfrid.kjeldaas@adm.uit.no

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National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

CALL FOR PAPERS - Journal of NCOLCTL

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

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

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

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see
http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.pdf
Manuscripts should be a maximum of 25 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and preferably submitted electronically via email attachment. Double-space the manuscript throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point font with a 1.5 inch left margin. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript.

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

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

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Comparative Politics, IL

Western Illinois University - Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics

Tenure-track assistant professor, Comparative Politics.. Ph.D. required by August 20, 2010. Strong teaching and research competence in Comparative Politics with an emphasis on European Politics. Faculty normally teach Introduction to Political Science or Introduction to American Government; introductory courses in Comparative Politics; and upper- or graduate-level courses in Comparative or European Politics.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, three current letters of recommendation, transcripts and teaching evaluations (if available) to Dr. Vin Auger, Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Info:

Dr. Vin Auger, Search Committee Chair
Department of Political Science
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Website: http://www.wiu.edu

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Ghent, Belgium

Deadline: September 7, 2009

Ghent University - Tenure track positions with a focus on scientific research, starting rank of lecturer

Ghent University has vacancies for Tenure Track positions with a focus on scientific research. These positions, with a starting rank of lecturer, will be available via the Tenure Track system with effect from 1 February 2010. The postions are available in the following faculties:

1 full-time position in the University of Ghent’s Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

The position will be granted in the following field of study:
- Service Management

Further information concerning this vacancy can be requested from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (Paul.Gemmel@UGent.be).
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1 full-time position in the University of Ghent’s Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.

The position will be granted in the following fields of study:
- Qualitative research methods

Further information concerning this vacancy can be requested from the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.
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1 full-time position in the University of Ghent’s Faculty of Law.

The position will be granted in the following fields of study:
- Law
- Criminology

Further information concerning these vacancies can be requested from the Faculty of Law:
- prof. Piet Taelman (dean): piet.taelman@ugent.be tel.: +32 9 264 67 62
- prof. Michel Tison (Law): michel.tison@ugent.be tel.: +32 9 264 68 28
- prof. Brice De Ruyver (Criminology): brice.deruyver@ugent.be tel.: +32 9 264 69 37
- mevr. Nathalie Van Rompu (general inquiry): nathalie.vanrompu@ugent.be tel.: +32 9 264 67 62
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2 full-time positions in the University of Ghent’s Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.

The positions will be granted in the following fields of study:
- Learning and instruction
- Personality psychology

Further information concerning these vacancies can be requested from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.

A maximum of 1 position will be filled per field of study.

General information:

This is in the first instance a five-year temporary appointment in a Tenure Track system focusing primarily on research, with a teaching load limited to no more than 60 teaching hours per semester.

If the university board positively evaluates the performance of the person involved, the position may lead to a permanent position as senior lecturer, at which point the teaching load may be revised.

Profile:

Essential:

- candidates must satisfy the diploma requirements (PhD based on a doctoral thesis or equivalent recognised diploma), summarised in Article 83 of the Decree of 12 July 1991 concerning universities within the Flemish Community; the PhD or equivalent should have been obtained obtained after 1 February 2003, but not later than 1 February 2008;
- candidates must have carried out outstanding scientific research in the field of study concerned, that is proven by research output of a high level in peer-reviewed international publications (journals and/or books);
- strong didactic, communicative and organisational skills;

Preferred:

- experience in heading up research projects and/or coaching PhD students;
- international academic experience;

The governing language at the University of Ghent is Dutch. However, persons who do not speak Dutch as a native language are welcome to apply.

Applications must be sent in duplicate by registered letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghent, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Ghent, using the requisite Tenure track application forms, together with an explanation of the main research assignment of the scientific research proposed by the candidate during the Tenure Track position. This research plan should comprise at least three and no more than five pages in English, together with an English summary on one page. Proofs of competency (e.g., copies of the applicant’s diplomas) should also be sent at this stage.

The deadline is 7 September 2009. The date of posting is accepted as the date of receipt.

The requisite application forms for Tenure Track position(s) can be requested at the address of the University of Ghent, attn. Personnel and Organisation Department, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Ghent, or requested via telephone on. +32-9-264 31 29 or +32-9-264 31 30.

The requisite application forms are also available on the internet, URL http://www.ugent.be/nl/nieuwsagenda/vacatures/zap/tenuretrack.doc

Contact Info:
Vice-Chancellor of Ghent University
Vice-Chancellor's Office
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Ghent
Belgium

Website: http://www.ugent.be

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American Historical Association - Executive Director, DC

Deadline: October 15, 2009

American Historical Association - Executive Director
Washington, DC

Applications are invited for the position of Executive Director

The American Historical Association invites applications for the post of executive director, the Association’s chief executive position, responsible to the elected AHA Council. The American Historical Association is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by the United States Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies and the dissemination of historical research. It is the oldest and largest professional historical organization in the United States, bringing together nearly 5,000 institutions, 118 affiliated societies and more than 14,000 individuals, including college and university faculty, public historians, independent scholars, archivists, librarians, and secondary school teachers.

The executive director assists the Council in forming policy, oversees the work of all AHA divisions and committees, coordinates the Association’s collaboration with its affiliates and with other professional organizations, engages in advocacy for history and the humanities in conjunction with other professional organizations and works with Council to represent history before the general public. Day-to-day responsibilities include management of a substantial budget and an office with more than 20 employees. A PhD and/or experience as a historian are desirable, together with substantial experience in administering a complex organization. Fundraising experience and a willingness to engage in development efforts is desirable but not required.

The Council anticipates making an appointment for a term of five years, beginning September 1, 2010, renewable upon review. Salary, with full benefits, is competitive, consistent with qualifications. A detailed job description and other information are available upon request. Applicants should submit a c.v., a statement of their approach to the position and its challenges for the coming five years, and names (with titles and addresses) of three referees by October 15, 2009, to ahasearch@gmail.com

The AHA is an EOE.

Contact Info:
AHA Executive Director Search
Jesse Ronald Halvorsen
Harvard History Department
Robinson Hall, 201
Cambridge, MA 02138

ahasearch@gmail.com

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Environmental Fellow, Harvard

Deadline: January 15, 2010

Harvard University Center for the Environment - Environmental Fellows at Harvard University

- General Social Sciences
- World History
- Urban Studies
- Urban Design
- Political Science/International Relations
- Policy and Political History
- Journalism
- Imperial or Colonial Studies
- Humanities
- Global Studies
- Geography
- Environmental History
- Economics
- Business and Economic History

Purpose: The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines. Environmental Fellows may include people with degrees in the sciences, social sciences, law, government, public policy, public health, medicine, design, and the full array of humanities.

The award: The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $54,000 plus health insurance, a $2,500 allowance for travel and professional expenses, and other employee benefits. Environmental Fellows will begin work in September 2010.

Schedule: Applications and all letters of reference must be received by the Center for the Environment by 5 pm Eastern Standard Time, January 15, 2010. The Center will announce the awards in March 2010. Complete details can be found at: http://environment.harvard.edu/program/index.htm

Harvard University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Contact Info:
environmental_fellows@harvard.edu

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Asst. Dir. and ESL Teacher, AUCA, Bishkek

JOBS- Asst. Dir. and ESL Teacher, Faculty of College Prep. Prog., AUCA, Bishkek

American University in Central Asia (AUCA)

Teacher of English as a Second Language and
Assistant Director on Faculty of College Preparatory Program

AUCA has an opening, based in Kyrgyzstan, for a curriculum expert and experienced teacher of English as a Second Language to join its College Preparatory Program faculty, as an Assistant Director and teacher, as part of a grant that is funded by the Open Society Institute. Some knowledge of Russian is useful, but not essential.

Working closely with the Director of the Program, his or her responsibilities will include reviewing the curriculum; introducing and modeling teaching methodologies; choosing appropriate texts; and identifying overseas development experiences for teachers. The AUCA College Preparatory Program is a unique one-year experience of intensive preparation for high school graduates who wish to gain admission to AUCA or other international universities where the chief language of instruction is English. The program currently enrolls students from the Central Asian countries of Afghanistan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as China and South Korea.

Please e-mail letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to the Vice President for Academic Affairs - c/o karabaeva_j@mail.auca.kg

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Postdocs,Princeton

Deadline: October 1st, 2009

Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2010-2013

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2010-2013 fellowship competition. Three fellowships will be awarded: Open Fellowship (all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows), Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, and Fellowship in Latin American Studies.

Applicants for either of the specialized fellowships may also apply for an Open fellowship. Please see website (listed below) for application guidelines and relevant disciplines.

Hosted jointly by the Humanities Council and academic departments, Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their research and teach half-time for a term of three years. The postdoctoral fellowship carries with it an appointment as a Lecturer. In each of the first two years, Fellows typically teach one course each semester. In their third year, Fellows teach only one course while remaining in residence at Princeton.

Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year. The stipend for 2010-2011 will be approximately $72,000. Non-US citizens may apply. Recipients of doctoral degrees in Education, Jurisprudence, and holders of PhD degrees from Princeton University, are not eligible.

Selection is based on scholarly excellence, range and quality of teaching experience, and potential contributions to an interdisciplinary community.

Candidates must have received their PhD degree after January 1st, 2007. Those candidates who will not have their PhD by the time they apply but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the PhD degree, including filing the dissertation, by June 15th, 2010 may apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the support of a letter of confirmation from their department chair. See website for details.

Candidates are asked to submit an application form (online) and a full dossier, postmarked by October 1st, 2009 to:

Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
The Joseph Henry House
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

www.princeton.edu/~sf
Email: fellows@princeton.edu
Phone: 609-258-4717
Fax: 609-258-2783

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

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Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 5, 2009

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program (Federal Register: August 21, 2009 [CFDA# 84.170A])

The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in specific fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded to the selected field of study at accredited institutions of higher education. The selected fields in the arts are: creative writing, music performance, music theory, music composition, music literature, studio arts (including photography), television, film, cinematography, theater arts, playwriting, screenwriting, acting, and dance. The selected fields in the humanities are: art history (including architectural history), archeology, area studies, classics, comparative literature, English language and literature, folklore, folk life, foreign languages and literature, history, linguistics, philosophy, religion (excluding study of religious vocation), speech, rhetoric, and debate. The selected fields in the social sciences are: anthropology, communications and media, economics, ethnic and cultural studies, geography, political science, psychology (excluding clinical psychology), public policy and public administration, and sociology (excluding the master's and doctoral degrees in social work).

Applications Available: August 21, 2009.
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 5, 2009.
- Deadline for Transmittal of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): January 31, 2010.

Eligible Applicants: Individuals who, at the time of application: are eligible to receive a Federal grant, loan or work assistance pursuant to section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); intend to pursue a doctoral or Master of Fine Arts degree in an eligible field of study selected by the Board at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education; and are a U.S. citizen or national, a permanent resident of the United States, in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and intending to become a permanent resident, or a citizen of any one of the Freely Associated States. Applicants must also either: be entering into a doctoral program in academic year 2010-2011, or have not yet completed the first full year in the doctoral program, in an eligible field of study for which they are seeking support; or be entering a Master of Fine Arts program in academic year 2010- 2011, or have not yet completed the first full year in the Master of Fine Arts program, in an eligible field of study for which they are seeking support.
- Estimated Available Funds: $1,181,385 for new awards.
- Estimated Average Size of Awards: $43,755.
- Estimated Number of Awards: 27.

Additional information is available online at:
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2009-3/082109c.html

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Twentieth-century Music and Politics, 04/14-16/2010, Bristol

Deadline: October 1, 2009

Twentieth-century Music and Politics

Department of Music
Victoria Rooms
University of Bristol

14-16 April 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts are invited for this three-day conference on 20th-century music and politics. Papers are welcome on all musics and all geographical areas. Current panel themes include: concert life and repertoire; emigration and musical identity; music as propaganda; wartime politics in Europe and America; music in totalitarian regimes.

Please send abstracts of no more than 400 words to:
Pauline.Fairclough@bristol.ac.uk

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 October 2009

Dr J. P. E. Harper-Scott
Senior Lecturer
Department of Music
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, Great Britain
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Music/jpeh-s.html

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