November 28, 2012
Fellowship: ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in the Republic of Armenia Grant
Deadline: February 1, 2013
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery!, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project.
Proposals are submitted jointly by a team of two or more scholars and/or specialists. At least one must be a citizen of the U.S. and one a citizen of the Republic of Armenia. Proposals must show evidence of endorsement from all relevant institutions in Armenia in order to demonstrate the feasibility of the undertaking. These grants are not intended for primary research. The participants must demonstrate that the project requires true collaboration between both PIs, as well as active participation by both PI’s in all aspects of the work required to complete the project.
Awards are usually made for a period of 12 months during which the work described in the proposal must be completed. Extensions will be granted only with the explicit approval of ARISC. Grants will typically not exceed $3000.
Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, narrative description of the project, supporting documents, budget, budget summary, and curriculum vitae by February 1, 2013 to email@example.com. All information must be received by February 1, 2013 in order for the proposal to be considered for the fellowship.
For a full description and application form, please see http://arisc.org/Resources/Funding-Opportunities/ARISC-Collaborative-Heritage-Management-Grant.
CFP Conference: Still Postsocialism? Cultural Memory and Social Transformations, Kazan
Deadline: February 4, 2013
Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University Institute for Comparative Studies of Modernity KFU Center for Cultural Studies of Postsocialism is inviting participants to take part in The International Interdisciplinary Conference, "Still Postsocialism? Cultural Memory and Social Transformations" in Kazan, April 19-20, 2013.
More than twenty years have passed since the breakup of the Soviet Union but we are still living in the so-called epoch of ‘postsocialism’. Rejecting the preceding political order, its long afterlife paradoxically keeps this order alive because of its inability to produce new, more relevant terms of self-definition. In this precarious sense, ‘postsocialism’ is similar to, but also different from, ‘postcolonialism’ and ‘postmodernism’.
The conference aims to discuss these similarities and contrasts. It will present a broad spectrum of empirical research focused on the ‘postsocialist’ processes in the countries and regions that share the socialist past and its memories. In contrast to the optimism of the reformers of the 1990s, postsocialism does not seem to comply with a linear model of ‘transit’ to a universal endpoint. Does this mean that postsocialism is cyclical and tends to return to a starting point in a regressive repetition? Or is it an open-ended process of trials and errors, in which the routes and results are variegated and unpredictable? The conference will focus on the complex, multi-dimensional models that are related to cultural memory, generations, hybridizations, contact zones and, finally, trauma and catastrophe.
We are inviting researchers who are working on the topics of cultural, political, and social aspects of postsocialism. We look forward to receiving submissions that examine the empirical cases and also make theoretical and methodological generalizations. The papers should relate to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.
Applications are due by February 4, 2013. A limited number of travel grants are available. Those who are interested in applying for travel grants must send the application form and СV by January 20, 2013, and indicate their interest.
For application form and further information, visit http://www.kpfu.ru/main_page?p_cid=19889&p_sub=12621
CFP Conference: Ethnicity, Culture, Politics: Mutual Dependencies, Jagiellonian University
Deadline: February 21, 2013
The Institute of Area Studies at Jagiellonian University in Cracow is pleased to announce an international conference on: Ethnicity, Culture, Politics: Mutual Dependencies
The conference will be held on 18-19 April 2013 in Cracow. We are most honoured to announce that the conference is being organized under the auspices of the Polish Association of Political Science (PTNP) and the Polish Association For The Club of Rome (PTWzKR). The conference Ethnicity, Culture, Politics: Mutual Dependencies will be the first international event organized by the recently established Chair of Ethnocultural Politics in the Institute of Area Studies at Jagiellonian University.
The proposed title expresses the organizers’ intention to analyze the interdependencies between these three areas: ethnicity, culture and politics. The different challenges resulting from these interdependencies are becoming increasingly significant factors in modern life both at the local and global level. Studying the interconnections between ethnicity, culture, and politics should be considered a crucial endeavour both at the academic and practical level. Additionally, the multidimensional character and the intricate links made across different disciplines in the course of investigating these issues, make the conference a common ground for all participants across a wide range of academic backgrounds and activities.
We believe that our conference will generate interest mainly among cultural studies experts, ethnologists, sociologists, and political science scholars. We also welcome researchers from other disciplines: economists, philosophers, historians, lawyers, international relations and management scholars. We hope that the conference will provide an opportunity for unfettered discussion exploring many aspects of these important problems. Case studies, comparative studies and more general reflections may be submitted, as well as normative projects and scenarios of collective actions. We assume that particular contributions to the conference will offer useful guidance to policy makers in a widely-defined public sphere.
In keeping with the conference’s theme, individual paper proposals may wish to address the following issues:
- The political mobilization of native and immigrant ethnocultural communities
- Language and politics: mutual relationships
- The ethnocultural division of labour and its political consequences
- Relations between ethnicity, culture and politics in literature and music
- Relations between ethnicity, culture and politics in cinema and in the theatre
- Relations between ethnicity, culture and politics in the press and media
- The ethnocultural politics of modern states and social construction of their image
Themed sessions (in Polish and English) will be arranged on the basis of papers submitted and themes proposed. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in an edited book. More details and information on this will be made available later. After plenary and panel discussions all the participants will be invited for the screening of a Polish documentary film corresponding with subject areas of the conference.
Abstracts (maximum of 250 words), along with full contact information (title, name, affiliation, email) should be submitted by February 21, 2013 to the e-mail address of dr. Karolina Golemo (see below).
Information which papers have been accepted, the structure of panels and the detailed Conference program will be announced by March 16, 2013. The conference fee (400 PLN or 100 euro) covers conference pack, including refreshments, lunch on both days and one conference dinner, and the publication of selected articles. Accommodation and travelling costs are not included.
The Organizing Committee:
Professor Wawrzyniec Konarski, Conference Chair
Dr. Karolina Golemo, Secretary of the Organizing Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Małgorzata Kołaczek
Dr. Franciszek Czech
November 19, 2012
CFP Journal: “Europe,” Institute of Humanities, Tyumen State University
Deadline: February 15, 2013
"Europe" is a peer reviewed annual journal published at Tyumen State University, Institute of Humanities. The journal includes original research of Russian and foreign scholars and PhD students in a broad range of fields relating to Europe: history, political science, sociology, international relations, medieval studies, humanities, environmental studies, anthropology. Giving a multi-layered picture of contemporary researchers’ viewpoints working in the field of Europe studies is one of our main objectives. We welcome interdisciplinary research that promotes closer ties between political science and humanities.
We welcome articles, essays, book reviews, translated works, review articles and discussions in three broad fields:
-European history (from ancient history of Europe until contemporary European history);
-International relations and foreign policy of European countries;
-Contemporary cultural, political, social, economic policies of European countries.
-Microsoft Word Windows 97-2003, .doc or .rtf format
-Font 14 Times New Roman
-1.5 space, no syllabification, justified text.
-Page formatting: upper margin: 2,5 cm, left margin: 3 cm., right margin: 2 cm.; first-line indent: 1.27 cm.
-Suggested layout: last name given in full and first name (-s) initials should be in the middle of the page, then goes the title of the article in bold capital letters.
-Word limit: 20 000-40 000 characters with spaces (including abstract and footnotes)
We kindly ask you to submit your manuscripts and (as a separate file) short information about the author, which includes full name, degree, place of work, position, field of research interest, e-mail address, postal address, phone number. The languages we accept are: English, German, French, Russian. All submissions should include abstract, key words in English and Russian, and English and Russian translation of the title. All submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address: email@example.com. Articles will be translated into Russian by the editing team.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.fiipn.utmn.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=47.
November 14, 2012
CFP Conference: Topographies of Popular Culture
Deadline: March 15, 2013
University of Tampere, Finland
October 25-26, 2013
From the venues of rock festivals and theme parks to the back alleys of Gotham City and the cinematic version of Hogwarts, popular culture contributes to collective perceptions of spatiality and recreates powerful imaginary topographies. Topographies of Popular Culture offers a forum for multidisciplinary discussions of popular culture and space in contemporary American, European and Russian contexts. The conference seeks to explore representations of space as constructed in popular literary and visual genres and digital culture.
We invite presentations that examine how space and various popular genres are mutually constitutive in producing “popular” places (physical, social, and imagined) in the cultural and geographical settings of the USA, Europe, and Russia. We are especially interested in discussions and comparisons of “Western” and “Eastern” approaches to space as shaped by discourses of popular culture. In this kind of analysis, space is to be seen as a social construct that still exerts an active, emphatic influence: it both reflects socio-cultural processes and sets conditions for emerging hierarchies, standards, and values.
Topographies of Popular Culture will focus on the relations between popular culture and dynamic spatial practices. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- the formation of space(s) in popular culture
- space as an interconnected field between popular culture and instances of power (economic, political, symbolic, etc.)
- geographies and archaeologies of space including Orientalism and Occidentalism; colonial, national and imperial space
- gendered and queer popular spaces
- the spaces and places of popular production and consumption
- interrelations between the local and global in popular culture
- connections between literary topoi and spatial topoi in popular fiction
- spatial categories in popular genres (e.g. the fantastic worlds of fantasy; exotic worlds of romance; criminal spaces of detection; monstrous spaces of horror fiction)
- new sites of action in contemporary literary, visual and digital texts
- the “internationalization” of space in popular texts
- utopian and dystopian spaces
- heterotopias and rhizomatics
- the language and semiotics of space and place
The conference languages are English and Russian. Prof. Eliot Borenstein (New York University), Prof. Birgit Neumann (University of Passau), and Prof. Shelley Streeby (University of California, San Diego) will act as keynote speakers.
Proposals for twenty-minute papers in English or Russian are invited from researchers working in cultural, literary, language and translation studies and other disciplines. Please submit an abstract of 250–350 words as a Word file with the author’s name, affiliation, and contact details by 15 March 2013. Contributors can expect confirmation of their papers’ acceptance by 8 April 2013.
The organizers intend to put together a themed volume, in which selected papers will be published as full-length articles.
Arja Rosenholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Markku Salmela (email@example.com)
Irina Savkina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Research program Spaces of Language and Literature
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies, University of Tampere
Research group Empires of the Popular
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies, University of Tampere
Research group Kult-tovary: Tendencies and Changes in Contemporary Russian Culture
Russian Language, Culture and Translation, University of Tampere
Department of Contemporary Russian Literature, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg
Faculty of Philology, Ural Federal University, Jekaterinburg
CFP Conference: Seeing Eurasia Inside and Out: Representation, Authority, and Inequity
Deadline: January 31, 2012
The Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies at Columbia University, Princeton University, and New York University is pleased to announce the call for papers for its 6th Annual OASIES Graduate Student Conference, "Seeing Eurasia Inside and Out: Representation, Authority, and Inequity," to be held: Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University.
Representations are always stratified: they come from different positions; they hold different valences of authority. Representations often (re)produce inequality, whether they come from the outside looking in or the inside looking out. This conference seeks to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are interested in the representation of authority and the authority to represent.
The scope of the conference takes in Eurasia past and present, a region spanning the Black Sea to Mongolia, from Siberia to South Asia. Stressing multidisciplinarity, submissions are welcome from a variety of departments (anthropology, archeology, art history, Central Asian Studies, East Asian languages and cultures, history, Middle Eastern Studies, Mongolian Studies, political science, religion, sociology, Slavic languages and literature, and South Asian studies, etc).
Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to:
-‐ texts: literary, musical, visual, oral
-‐ centers and peripheries
-‐ elites: intellectual, political, economic, religious
-‐ diaspora: coming and going
-‐ governance and citizenship
-‐ negotiating belonging
-‐ gender and ethnicity
Keynote: Madeleine Reeves, Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
Closing Remarks: Alan H. Timberlake, Director of the Institute of East Central Europe; Professor of Slavic Languages, Columbia University
Please include the following information with all submissions:
1) Name of presenter
2) Academic position and institutional affiliation
3) Title of the paper
4) Abstract of no more than 300 words
5) Audio-‐visual equipment needs
6) Contact information (please include e-‐mail address and telephone number)
Send submissions to email@example.com no later than January 31, 2013 [as an attachment in pdf or doc format].
Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length.
For more information on OASIES and past conferences visit www.oasies.org.
Courses: CLI Summer 2013 Language and Study-Abroad Opportunities
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Summer Language & Study-Abroad Opportunities for Less Commonly-Taught Languages: THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CRITICAL LANGUAGES INSTITUTE
- HYBRID PROGRAMS: 2-month intensive programs on the ASU campus plus optional 1-month in-country study
- OVERSEAS PROGRAMS: 2-month overseas immersion programs
- DATES: Vary. See (http://cli.asu.edu).
- DEADLINE: February 1, 2013
- FUNDING: Graduate and undergraduate funding available
HYBRID PROGRAMS: 7-week intensive courses on the ASU main campus plus optional 4-week follow-on courses overseas, providing 7-13 academic credits.
- Albanian (Arizona - Tirana)
- Armenian (Arizona - Yerevan)
- Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Arizona - Sarajevo)
- Persian (Arizona - Samarqand)
- Polish (Arizona - Poznan)
- Russian (Arizona - Kazan)
- Uzbek (Arizona - Samarqand)
In-language co-curricular & cultural programming, career/grant mentoring opportunities, peer-led extramural programming in select locations.
OVERSEAS PROGRAMS: 8-week summer programs providing 8-10 academic credits.
- Russian 3rd & 4th-year (Kazan)
- Russian 5th & 6th-year (Kiev)
- Tatar 1st & 2nd-year (Kazan)
- Ukrainian 1st-4th-year (Kiev)
Homestays, cultural programming, peer-led extramural activities, summer internships (Kiev).
APPLICATION AND FULL DETAILS: (http://cli.asu.edu)
CFP Conference: Russia and China: the Architects of a New Global Order?
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Russia and China: the Architects of a New Global Order? Interests, Strategies, and Prospects for Conflict and Cooperation
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
KU Union, University of Kansas
China’s military, economic, and political rise and Russia’s comeback in regional and global affairs have become, arguably, the most important geopolitical realignments of the last two decades. Many envision that the strategic orientation, opportunities for cooperation, and possible future tensions between Moscow and Beijing could shift the balance of power in international relations and global problem solving. The reasons for the growing importance of Russia and China in global politics are manifold: their size, their military and nuclear potential, their economies, and, most importantly, global ambitions. What is less obvious is how collaborative or competitive the Sino-Russian relations will be and what the implications are for global and regional security, multi-literalism, U.S. foreign policy interests, among many other factors.
The combined area and international studies centers at the University of Kansas (East Asian; Russian, East European, and Eurasian; Global and International Studies) together with the Foreign Military Studies Office at Ft. Leavenworth invite 200-word proposals for papers in Social Sciences and Humanities that address the dynamics of relations between Russia and China and their place in the emerging world order, especially following the 2008 financial crisis. We seek papers focusing on a specific world area, country or countries, and/or issue area where the Russian and Chinese interests complement each other or collide.
Possible topics might include but are not limited to:
- Russia and China in the UN
- Russia, China, and SCO
- Energy in Sino-Russian relations
- Arms sales in Sino-Russian relations
- Russia and China in the Middle East (Central Asia)
- The nature of the emerging multipolar order
- Cyber warfare in Russian and Chinese security
- Russia, China, and issues of migration
The goal of the conference is to describe, examine, and understand how the dynamics of Sino-Russian relations affect or are likely to affect geographical and issue-areas of international relations, and the shifts that have been happening or are likely to happen in global politics.
Please send your proposal by February 1, 2013 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Put in the subject header of your email: April 10 conference proposal
November 08, 2012
CFP Journal: Studies in Slavic Cultures, "Pop and Propaganda"
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Studies in Slavic Cultures, the graduate student journal at University of Pittsburgh, is now accepting submissions for the 2013 issue. The theme this year is “Pop and Propaganda.” We welcome graduate student submissions investigating various aspects of popular culture and propaganda in literary, visual, and other areas of contemporary and non-contemporary culture in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Possible topics to consider may include but are not limited to:
-Propaganda and popular television, film, and music
-Pop culture and cults of personality
-Pop culture as a tool for political propaganda
-Pop culture and revolution
-Pop and propaganda, camp and kitsch
-Propaganda and performance
-Imperial popular culture and propaganda
The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013. Queries and submissions should be sent to the editors, Natalie Ryabchikova and Theodora Kelly Trimble at email@example.com
Please visit the following link for detailed submission and formatting guidelines: www.pitt.edu/~slavic/sisc.
SISC is published by members of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, with support from the Center for Russian and East European Studies. The journal consists entirely of analytical articles by graduate students, appears annually, runs to approximately 120 pages, and is devoted to Slavic culture. SISC is an image-friendly publication and the editors encourage applicants to submit visuals to accompany their work.
November 07, 2012
Course: "East goes west-West goes east?" in Prague
An academic program "Spring University Prague 2013", taking place at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) during April 2013 (April 14 – 25)
• to provide students with a broad understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of
Europe after 1990
• to analyze the current challenges and risks to the development of Europe
• the course is interdisciplinary and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, roundtable
discussions, group-work and student presentations
• numerous cultural, sport, and social activities which enhance the academic program
Price: 780 EUR (approx. 1000 USD)
Included in price:
• Tuition (all lectures, workshops, discussions, etc. as mentioned on our website)
• Cultural and social events (as mentioned on our website)
• Reading materials (an on-line version will be at your disposal after enrolling)
• Housing at the Hall of Residence
• 2 meals per day (breakfast and lunch)
Spring University 2013
Charles University Prague
Faculty of Social Sciences
Smetanovo nabrezi 6
CZ–110 00 Praha 1
Tel: (+420) 251 080 250
Fax: (+420) 251 620 294
Facebook: Spring and Summer Universities Prague
November 02, 2012
Scholarship: Pipe Dream Fund
Established in 2004 by an anonymous donor, $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, or Washtenaw Community College who are of Polish descent and who are working to help support themselves. The awards may be used for tuition and books.