May 07, 2013
Call for Applications: East European Studies Short-term Research Grant Competition
Deadline: June 1, 2013
East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships
Call for Applications
The Wilson Center's European Studies Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: June 1, 2013.
Eligibility: These Title VIII grants are available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity.
Project Scope: EES offers residential research scholar grants to scholars working on policy relevant projects on the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology.
Application Information: To apply for a Title VIII Short-Term award, the applicant must submit the following:
- a concise description of his/her research project;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a statement of preferred and alternate dates of residence in Washington, DC;
- two letters or recommendation in support of the research to be conducted at the Center.
Please mail all application materials to:
East European Studies
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
OR Send them via e-mail to: European.Studies@WilsonCenter.org
April 25, 2013
CFP: Collaboration in Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust (December 5-7, 2013, Vienna, Austria)
Deadline: June 2, 2013
International Conference: Simon Wiesenthal Conference 2013
Collaboration in Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust
December 5-7, 2013, Vienna, Austria
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)
Call for Papers
The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invite applications for an interdisciplinary conference on complicity and collaboration in World War II and the Holocaust in the eastern part of Europe. The conference will be held December 5-7, 2013 in Vienna. This three-day conference will bring together scholars from all disciplines working on complicity and collaboration in a number of Eastern European countries to share their research with each other and the public. The conference will consist of two and a half days of presentations and roundtable discussions open to the public, and one half day of workshop sessions.
The conference seeks to highlight new research on the complexity and dynamics of complicity and collaboration in such areas as mass killing and other atrocities; forced and slave labor; everyday life on the front and under occupation; plunder, robbery, and expropriation; the radicalization of local politics during Nazi occupation; and understudied victims.
Applicants interested in presenting a paper should be currently researching or completing projects exploring the topics and issues listed above, broadly understood. Proposals on new, previously unpublished research are welcome from scholars in all relevant academic disciplines, including doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. Successful applicants will be required to submit a copy of their presentation in advance of the conference for circulation among commentators, other panelists, and conference participants.
The conference will be conducted in English and German.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is June 2, 2013. Participants will be selected and notified in June. To propose a paper for this conference, please send:
(1) a cover letter addressing your specific interests in the study of complicity and collaboration;
(2) your curriculum vitae; and
(3) an abstract of no more than 500 words for your proposed paper
in a pdf file to Éva Kovács and Béla Rásky at email@example.com.
Submissions must include the speaker’s name, contact address, and email.
Travel and accommodations
The conference organizers will provide lodging for the duration of the conference and a stipend
to partially defray transportation costs for conference participants. Any necessary visas will be
the responsibility of the conference participant. The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute can provide
invitation letters for the purpose of visa applications
Travel awards for junior scholars
A limited number of junior scholar stipends will also be available to partially defray costs for graduate students and junior scholars from post-communist countries to attend the conference.
Applicants must be advanced graduate students or recent Ph.D. recipients no more than three
years beyond conferral of their degree, and must reside in one of the countries in the regions
covered by this CfP. Scholars enrolled in graduate programs or teaching at universities outside
of these countries are not eligible for junior scholar travel stipends. Please note that these
awards are not for panelists presenting papers, but for junior scholars who wish to attend the
conference as part of the audience.
To apply for a junior scholar travel stipend, please submit (1) a curriculum vitae that indicates your current academic affiliation; (2) a statement of interest of not more than 750 words addressing your specific interest in attending the conference, background in the area of study, and how attendance will benefit the candidate’s research, teaching, or future publications; and (3) a supporting letter from an academic advisor, department chair, or dean that addresses the candidate’s qualifications and research as well as his/her potential as a scholar to Krista Hegburg, Ph.D., Program Officer, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statements of interest and CVs must be submitted in English; the supporting letter may be submitted in either English or one of the languages of the applicant’s country. The deadline for receipt of application for the junior scholar travel stipends is June 15, 2013. Participants will be notified in July 2013.
April 19, 2013
CFP: Institute for Linguistic Studies "Constructional & Lexical Semantic Approaches to Russian"
Deadline: June 1, 2013
The Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, announces the 3rd conference "Constructional & Lexical Semantic Approaches to Russian" to be held in St Petersburg, September 12-14, 2013.
This conference central theme focuses on the relation between formal properties of various syntactic constructions in the Russian and their semantic, pragmatic and discourse properties.
The aim of this conference is to gather researchers who are interested in the topic of the conference irrespective of their official status; the participation of young researchers, including students, is very welcome. Abstracts based on work in progress are also welcome, provided there are already some empirical findings to be presented at the conference.
Abstracts should no be longer than two pages (3600 characters, including examples and references) and should be sent as .pdf or .doc attachments to the address email@example.com. The deadline for abstract submission is June 1, 2013 please indicate the following information in the body of the letter:
The working languages of the conference are English and Russian, abstracts can be written in either language. Participants will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion.
April 16, 2013
CFP: Call for applications for MEEUC Visiting Research Fellowships 2013-2014
Deadline: May 31, 2013
The Research Fellowship Programme supports visiting fellows at the Monash European and EU Centre (MEEUC) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. This initiative enables noted international scholars, Australian and international postgraduate students to undertake research on EU themes at the MEEUC and to participate in its research, teaching and outreach activities.
For International Research Fellows, grants of up to A$6000 are available to assist with travel and accommodation, for periods of one month or more.
For Domestic Research Fellows, grants of up to A$2000 are available, for periods of up to one month.
Themes to be addressed include:
EU external relations;
The EU, developing countries and emerging powers;
Regional organizations and global governance;
The EU and global challenges.
Applications closest to these research themes will be privileged above others.
Visiting Fellows take part in the activities of the Centre, including seminars, conferences and outreach initiatives.
For application forms and further information: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/europecentre/research-fellowship-program/
Call for Applications: European Studies JSTS
Deadline: April 30, 2013
European Studies is accepting applications for its 2013:
Junior Scholars’ Training Seminar
Open to Graduate Students (MA and above)
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: APRIL 30, 2013
· Citizenship: All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time when they apply
· Research Focus:
The regional focus of research proposals should be Central and Eastern Europe, or the Baltic States (Eligible Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia)
Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.
JSTS successfully combines formal and informal meetings
to promote a variety of intellectual exchanges. Past activities have included:
· individual presentations
· constructive feedback and question and answer sessions
· one-on-one meetings for Junior Scholars with Senior Scholars
· advice regarding publishing
· discussions about the state of the profession and obtaining employment in the field
· various social activities
To apply for the Junior Scholars' Training Seminar (JSTS),
submit the following:
· a completed application form
· a curriculum vitae
· a single page, single-spaced statement of the work you wish to discuss: dissertation, thesis, or another project
· one letter of recommendation from an academic advisor
Please E-mail application materials by April 30 to: European.Studies@wilsoncenter.org
CFP: Journal of Labor and Immigration
Deadline: May 30, 2013
The Journal of Labor and Immigration is now looking to publish exceptional academic papers that exemplify the Journal’s purpose! The Journal of Labor and Immigration aims to shift the immigration discussion to a systemic level by exploring the intersections between labor and migration. The Journal hopes to highlight the causal role of policy in creating the conditions for migration.
Drawing from a variety of disciplines, the Journal encourages applicants of all academic levels to submit papers in the Social Sciences and Humanities and on a range of topics across all geographic regions. These might include: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economic Development, Ethnic Studies, History, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, etc. In an increasingly globalized world, it is important to draw upon a broad array of expertise in order to advance our knowledge of the role of borders, labor, and migration will play in the upcoming years.
Email articles as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in double-spaced, 12 point type. Articles should include a cover page with the following information:
1. Full name
2. Contact information (email, phone)
3. Article title
4. Brief abstract
5. Short explanation of when and why paper was initially written
6. College / university
All submissions are due by May 30th. Please send your papers or any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit our website at jolandi.org
CFP: Performance Art in Central and Eastern Europe, Chicago, College Art Association Annual Conference
Deadline: May 6, 2013
We aim to expand the discussion of performance art by opening up a wider
East-West dialogue on the subject of live, time-based art practices,
including body art,action art, happenings, events, performance art in a
narrow sense, situation and participation art. Papers should cover themes
from the 1950s to today with consideration of varying sources and origins
in the history of twentieth-century art.
For the full call for papers, see:
April 15, 2013
CFP Masterclass: The ‘New Authoritarianism’: Russia and China in Comparative Perspective
Deadline: 1 June 2013
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences invites applications for the Masterclass “The ‘New Authoritarianism’: Modern Authoritarian Regimes in Comparative Perspective”, which will take place at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam on 26-27 November 2013.
The Masterclass is targeted at doctoral students and candidates and recent doctoral graduates who study the contemporary political regimes of China and Russia. The Masterclass precedes the Academy Colloquium “The ‘New Authoritarianism’: Russia and China in Comparative Perspective”, equally hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The idea behind the Masterclass is to identify and bring together early career scholars who work on China and Russia. At the Masterclass, you will have the opportunity to present your research and receive comments and feedback from peers as well as senior scholars in the fields of area studies and political science who participate in the Academy Colloquium. The Masterclass welcomes both empirical (single-case and comparative) and theoretical research.
Questions that will be addressed in the Masterclass include (but are not limited to):
-What is the impact of cultural, political, and economic legacies on the nature and form of authoritarian rule in China and Russia?
-How should we understand the concept of legitimacy in an undemocratic context? What forms of legitimacy can be distinguished in such a context?
-What forces strengthen and undermine the hold on power of authoritarian regimes such as China’s and Russia’s?
-To what degree do modern authoritarian regimes learn from each other?
-Do today’s authoritarian regimes challenge the democracy-dictatorship dichotomy and existing theories of political regimes?
-How can scholars of authoritarianism who work on different regions and cases benefit from each other’s insights and findings?
If you are interested in participating in the Masterclass, you are welcome to submit a short CV and an outline of your research project before June 1, 2013. Accommodation in the city center of Amsterdam is arranged and paid for by the organizers. Send your application to Dr. Max Bader at email@example.com
April 05, 2013
CFP: Summer University Prague 2013
Deadline: June 28, 2013 (preliminary)
Summer University Prague 2013, taking place at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) during September 2013 (September 7 – 22). Its topic is "East goes west – West goes east?: Searching for a new European order after 1990”. This study programme is internationally acknowledged and recognized, successful participants will be given 12 ECTS. For detailed information on what the program consist of and the application process please see our official homepage http://summer-university.fsv.cuni.cz
CFP: Post-Soviet Order & Revolution ('Ideology & Politics', 15.10.13)
Deadline: October 15, 2013
The Ideology and Politics Journal is dedicated to the analysis of
ideologies in its political, social and conceptual forms. Devoted to the
advancement of understanding of socio-political processes in post-Soviet
Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine – and wider former Soviet Union’s
space, Journal deals with the ideological and intellectual issues arising
in the course of formation of new societies. The Ideology and Politics
Journal encourages discussion of the
historical, cultural and ethical dimensions of political action, with the
intention to contribute to both the advancement of interdisciplinary
research of contemporary ideologies, and the promotion of a good politics
in countries of the region.
The Ideology and Politics Journal is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary
journal issued two times a year. The Journal is published in electronic
The upcoming fourth issue is dedicated to the Visions of Order, Protest,
and Revolution in Post-Soviet Nations. The Ideology and Politics Journal
is seeking articles for its issue, which will focus on how new identities
and evolving collective memories influence political processes in the
Post-Soviet countries. The Journal welcomes, but does limit submissions to
the following topics:
* dreams/memories of Order in Post-Soviet societies
* the right to rebel in Post-Soviet thought
* color revolutions and reaction in the region
* international integration, external governance and a hope for Order
* ideological function of memories on USSR in understanding political
* political implications of dreams of Order and fear of 'wild 1990-ies'
Please send your articles (min 4,000 words, max. 25,000 words) by October
15, 2013 to the editor’s e-mail address [firstname.lastname@example.org]. To
enhance international dialogue on the regional issues, IPJ accepts the
submission of articles in languages of the region (Belarusian,
Russian and Ukrainian) and English. The selected articles will be
published in the original language with abstracts in English, Russian
The texts should be arranged in accordance with the Instructions for
authors that are specified here: [http://ideopol.org/node/2]. The decision
on publication will be made based on peer reviews. All authors who
submitted their articles will be notified on Editorial Board’s decision by
December 1, 2013.
CFP Conference: International Conference on Endangered Languages in Europe, Minde, Portugal, October 2013
Deadline: May 31, 2013
The online registration for the International Conference on Endangered Languages in Europe that will take place in Minde (Portugal) in October 2013 is now open: http://www.cidles.eu/events/conference-ele-2013/registration-fees/.
The early fee registration will end on the 30th of August. The deadline for abstract submission is May 31st.
For further information please consult http://www.cidles.eu/events/conference-ele-2013/
Call for Papers: ASPASIA/ 9: Rethinking Empire from Eastern Europe
DEADLINE: September 15, 2013
The /ASPASIA/ Editors invite submissions on the theme of gender and
empire in Eastern Europe for /ASPASIA/ vol. 9, with Susan Zimmermann
(CEU) as guest-editor.
Gendered imperialism within Eastern Europe has received little
attention from scholars. We hope this theme section will address this
omission and inspire exciting new perspectives on gender and empire in
Eastern Europe. We see several particular lacunae in the existing
literature. First, while scholars have investigated the entanglement
of nation, nationalism, nation-building and gender in Eastern Europe,
there is hardly any research on how actors identifying with dominant
communities have silently or visibly related to gender, in view of
their own and other communities. Second, integrative research into
gendered imperialism has been rare in relation to both competing and
parallel imperialisms within the region, as well as regarding the
consequences of the secondary global status of Eastern European
Empires for rethinking empire from Eastern Europe. Third, while there
has been an interest in counter-hegemonic intellectual (populist,
socialist, "third-worldist" ...) traditions in East European history,
this research has not focused on the gendered dimensions of these
intellectual traditions nor on the politics positively related to
these intellectual traditions. The history of state-socialist thinking
and politics of course forms one important exception, although also in
this case the "anti-imperial" dimension of the related gender project
has been rather neglected. Fourth, post-empire has more often than not
been investigated in terms of national histories or unspecified
"entangled" national histories, with ongoing imperial relationships
exiled into "context" or altogether absent. Hence, another research
lacuna is the gender of post-empire political settings in both
national and imperial, and more recently unequally globalized
Legacies, the continuities and transformations of, as well as
challenges to empire, will be an important contribution to the ongoing
endeavor to re-think the gendered history of Eastern Europe into more
critical perspectives on global history.
Particular foci for contributions to /ASPASIA/ 9 could include:
-The invisible politics of domination (for example, the silences in
the politics of women's movements identifying with dominant nations;
imperial constructions of the gender order; gendered occidentalism;
gendered imperial international law; ongoing inequality in East/West
- Entangled constructions of gender in the relationship between
several communities of different status (for example. legal pluralism;
mutual gendered constructions and ascriptions; the difference the
- Periphery as center---decolonializing approaches (for example, the
gendered dimensions of anti-capitalist and "populist" thought from
Eastern Europe; gender beyond the nation in nationalist settings;
gender in peripherialized economies; gender without the state, and so
- Comparative and entangled imperialism (for example,
Habsburg-Ottoman-Russian comparisons; Eastern European vs./in relation
to Western empires; the Soviet "empire" in the global order;
borderlands; comparative engendering of area studies, etc).
- Imperial orders of post-empire (for example, post/imperial politics
of knowledge production; gender order and unequal development, and so
In addition to contributions on the theme of gender and empire in
Eastern Europe, the /ASPASIA/ editors welcome submissions on all
topics related to women's and gender history in Central, Eastern, and
Southeastern Europe on an on-going basis.
Submissions of up to 8,000 words (including notes) can be sent to
Francisca de Haan (Aspasia Editor-in-Chief) at email@example.com or to
Melissa Feinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
information, please write to one of the editors or visit
http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/asp/, where you can also download
the /ASPASIA/ Guidelines for Authors.
April 02, 2013
CFP: Informal Practices & Structures in Eastern Europe & Central Asia, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Nov 21.-23, 2013)
Deadline: May 2, 2013
The Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN), in cooperation with the Regional
Research Promotion Program (RRPP) and the Interfaculty Institute for
Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Fribourg (IICEE), with
support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and
Innovation (SERI), is pleased to organise an international conference
onInformal Practices and Structures in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to
take place at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) on 21-23 November
The conference offers a forum for the presentation and discussion of
on-going research projects. It will consist of thematic panels,
roundtables and keynote speeches bringing together researchers from
The conference aims to identify and compare forms, functions
and meanings of informal structures and practices in Eastern Europe and
Central Asia under the following topics: politics, law, economy,
education or, more generally, society. In this sense it will be focused
on the dialogue between different disciplines and perspectives with
regard to informality. This will be one of the first and largest
international conferences focusing on informal structures and practices
in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in a multidisciplinary perspective,
covering the problem of informality in different social systems and
contexts. It will cover forms of informality in politics (informal
governance, networks of power, clientelism, corruption, etc.), the
economy (shadow economies, informal labour markets, etc.), migration,
education or other social practices in society within focus of
anthropologists and sociologists. The conference will ask for the
definition of fields or contexts that demonstrate the certain forms of
informality that are more peculiar, persistent or typical for certain
regions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, for example that of the
post-Soviet context. To what extent can they be considered transitional
or a structural phenomenon in Eastern Europe and Central Asia? What are
the social effects of certain practices? And to what extent are informal
structures in Eastern Europe and Central Asia different from those in
Eligibility: The call for papers is open to PhD students and recent PhD
graduates (2008 or later) dealing with the conference topic in their research
activities. The topics may be addressed from a political science,
sociological, anthropological or economic perspective.
Geographic Area: Submitted papers must focus empirically and/or
theoretically on the countries and regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, i.e., the new
EU member states of Central- and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the
(non-Baltic) Post-Soviet countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia,
Moldova, Southern Caucasus or Central Asia).
Papers should cover one or several of the following themes or
fields of research related to informal practices or institutions. They
should focus on the interplay between formal and informal institutions
or practise. In addition, they should focus on concrete cases or the
identification of specific forms of informal practices and institutions.
Papers handling specific forms of informal practices, such as
clientelism or corruption, should discuss their topic in the framework
of the formal / informal distinctions.
• Informality and Politics: Informal institutions vs. formal institutions
in politics, informal
practices and structures at governmental levels, parliaments, political
parties, state bureaucracies and, more generally, at the level of
political and economic elites.
• Informality, Society and Culture: Informality and cultural diversity,
informal practices in multi-ethnic societies, minority-related informal
• Informality and Economy: Shadow or parallel economies, informality in
labour markets, etc.
• Informality and Law: Informal practices in legislation and judiciary
processes, the problem of ‘rule of law’.
• Informality in Other Fields and Social Systems: Migration-related
informality, informality in education and health
systems, informality in civil society, the Church and its organisations.
• Transversal Topics: Certain transversal topics are present in the
above. They are particularly important in the context of this
conference: Informal governance, power networks, corruption,
clientelism, patrimonialism, criminal networks and "post-socialist
informality", i.e., the continuity or discontinuity of informal
practices from the socialist period. Moreover, we also welcome papers
approaching these topics with both theoretical and methodological
aspects of informal practices and institutions in Eastern Europe.
The selected candidates will have the opportunity to present and discuss
their paper in a thematic panel.
All interested scholars are requested to submit an abstract (no more than
300 words) of their paper together with a short biographical
statement (including author, affiliation, postal address, phone number
and e-mail address) and a one-page CV.
Submissions must be sent no later than 2 May 2013 to email@example.com and
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following email subject: ASCN Informality
Conference 2013. All documents have to be in English and need to be merged
into a single PDF file. The result of the selection process will be
announced by mid-June 2013.
Selected candidates will then be invited to
submit full papers (up to 5,000 words) by the end of October 2013.
After the conference, participants will be invited to submit a revised
definitive version of their contribution. The best papers will be
published in a volume dedicated to the conference proceedings.
Best Paper Reward
The best paper will be rewarded with a prize during the conference.
Venue, Accommodation and Transport
The conference will take place at the University of Fribourg. The
organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses for all
selected participants. Opportunities for co-financing will arise should
the travel costs in individual cases exceed the average expenses per
participant attending the conference. Participants will be located in
hotels close to the conference venue.
The selected participants
will be informed about the programme, the specific conference panels and
the format of the paper to submit, as well as organisational details,
in due time.
* Application Deadline: 2 May 2013
* Abstract Selection: mid-June 2013
* Paper Submission: end of October 2013
* Online Publication of the Papers on the Conference Website: 7 November
* Conference: 21-23 November 2013
Prof. Nicolas Hayoz, Director of ASCN, Director of the
Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe, Department of
Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Contact:
Prof. Christian Giordano, Chair of Anthropology, Department of Social
Sciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Contact:
Denis Dafflon, ASCN Programme Manager, Department of Social Sciences,
University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Contact: email@example.com
March 21, 2013
Call for Papers: Verges: Germanic & Slavic Studies in Review
Deadline: June 22, 2013
Verges: Germanic & Slavic Studies in Review, an online and open-access graduate student journal run by graduate students at the University of Victoria’s Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, is now accepting submissions for Volume 2, Issue 2 to be published in November/December 2013. For this issue, we encourage graduate (and upper-level undergraduate) students to submit.
This issue of Verges will not be a themed issue; thus, we accept interdisciplinary articles pertinent to Germanic and/or Slavic Studies including, but not limited to: film, language, linguistics, literature, history and art. We are looking for articles at least 3,600 words long (not including works cited) in MLA format.
The deadline for submissions is June 22, 2013. Please visit the journal's website for more information: http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/verges or contact the journal editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your submissions.
March 15, 2013
CFP: Radical Nationalism in Ukraine Yesterday and Today
Deadlines: June 1, 2013 (for non-Russian papers yet to be translated); July 1, 2013 (for Russian papers)
ZIMOS, the Institute for Central and East European Studies of The Catholic
University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, in Upper Bavaria, invites research
papers for its interdisciplinary Russian-language open-access web journal
"Forum for Contemporary East European History and Culture"
The Russian "Forum" has been published twice per year, since
2004, as a scholarly WWW periodical supplementing ZIMOS's printed
German-language "Forum fuer osteuropaeische Ideen- und
We will publish a special section of the "Forum" on
ultra-nationalism in Ukraine, in the journal's 19th web-edition.
Submitted papers may deal with both, ukrainophone, ethnocentric
historic/current right-wing extremism (e.g. OUN-B, "Svoboda"), and
russophone, pan-Slavic historic/current radical anti-Westernism
(e.g. PSPU, "Rodina"). This Russian-language WWW project parallels
somewhat similar English- and Ukrainian-language collected papers projects
currently implemented within the journals "Communist and Post-Communist
Studies," "Russian Politics and Law," and "Ukraina Moderna," as well as by
the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
We require properly footnoted, scholarly researched, well-structured, and
thoroughly edited Russian-language texts with a length of no less than
4,000 and no more than 14,000 words. Papers should be based on primary as
well as secondary sources, which are fully listed and adequately
presented, in footnotes.
Papers accepted content-wise for publication will only be published in the
case of a proper adaptation of their linguistic quality and formal style
(footnotes, punctuation, headings, references, citations etc.) to the
standards of the "Forum" by the author/s. When preparing your text for
publication, please, use this formal style required of the final editions
of the papers to appear:
All versions of the papers should be submitted as MS Word Documents.
For authors who wish to publish an English-, German- or Ukrainian-language
text in Russian language, we can provide qualified Russian translating
services. We have professional interpreters who will provide high quality
translations which will be edited - stylistically and orthographically -
by the journal's editorial board members.
Unfortunately, however, we do not have funds to pay translators. Thus, we
regret to state that the costs for translation will, as outlined below,
have to borne fully by the author her- or himself. In addition, after
provision of a draft translation by our expert-translator, authors will be
required to carefully check the translated Russian draft version, before
the translator produces the final version of the text for editing by the
journal's board and printing.
The translator will, after delivering a satisfactory final version of the
translation, have to be paid, by the author/s, EUR0.07 per word of the
English, German or Ukrainian original version of the article, i.e., for
instance, EUR350 for a 5,000-word article. The word count includes also
non-Russian bibliographical literature listed in the footnotes that will
not be translated into Russian or transcribed into Cyrillic, yet the
formal style of which will be adapted to the format of the "Forum" by the
translator. The copyright of the Russian version of the article remains
with the translator until the author has made payment for the translation.
Authors of texts that have been published in English, German or Ukrainian
before are advised to clarify with the editors of the periodical, book, or
non-Russian web site (where the paper originally appeared) whether
re-publication in a Russian-language web journal is permissible. The
the "Forum" will not take responsibility for any violations of
Please, submit your text until either
- 1 June 2013 for non-Russian papers yet to be translated, or
- 1 July 2013 for Russian papers,
as an MS Word Document, to:
email@example.com (with cc to firstname.lastname@example.org)
or as a hard copy to:
Dr. Andreas Umland
DAAD Lectureship Mohyla Academy
vul. Bohdana Khmelnitskoho, 25
CFP: REGION: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia
REGION is a peer-reviewed international journal that explores the
history and current political, economic, social, and cultural affairs
of the entire former Soviet bloc. In particular, the journal focuses
on various facets of transformation at the local and national levels
in the aforementioned regions, as well as the changing character of
their relationships with the rest of world in the context of
glocalization. The following topics are most prominently featured:
Regional identities in globalized societies
Communication and transmission of information
Migration and boundaries
Transition: politics, economy, society, and culture
Imagined territories: cyber space, urban vs. rural, center vs. periphery,
Identities in the Soviet and post-Soviet periods, memories, and nostalgia
This journal is distinguished from others in similar fields by its
(g)locally oriented perspective. This journal will regularly give a
certain portion of space to articles on concrete local issues written
by local Eurasianist scholars.
We are now receiving papers to be reviewed for publication in Vol. 2,
No. 2 and subsequent issues. There is no thematic constraint, so we
welcome any papers investigating various topics pertaining to the
history and current affairs of the Russian Federation, East Europe,
and Central Asia. As well as research papers, we also receive
reviews/review essays of books on topics falling into the given scope.
A brief guideline for submission of research papers/reviews/review
essays is given below:
There is no absolute length requirement for manuscripts but the
preferred length is 8,000-10,000 words. An abstract of no more than
150 words should be provided at the beginning of the article. If
possible, manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word using Times New
Roman 12 point font. Double-space the abstract, manuscript, notes, and
indented quotations. Number pages consecutively.
Review essays analyze in depth a discrete body of noteworthy secondary
works, should begin with a title and list of books under
consideration, with full bibliographical information. The preferred
length is 1,500-3,000 words.
Reviews are expected to contain a scholarly apparatus, although it
need not be extensive. The preferred length is 750-1,000 words. A
review should bear no title and begin with the bibliographic data of
the reviewed book.
Full submission guidelines and style sheet are available at the
homepage of the Slavica publishers,
Call for Papers: On the Spatial Epistemology of Politics, or How We Know Politics Through Space: Essays for Design Studies'
Deadline: April 8, 2013
We're currently soliciting papers for 'On the Spatial Epistemology of
Politics'. The deadline for submission is April 08, 2013 via the website
'On the Spatial Epistemology of Politics, or How We Know Politics Through
Space: Essays for Design Studies' is a forthcoming edited book that
explores how spaces are political and how politics is spatial. Co-edited
by Harvard PhD candidates Delia Wendel and Fallon Samuels Aidoo, the book
is funded in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the
What knowledge of politics is produced through space? How have the
politics of contention and consensus affected our built environment, and
vice versa? Through spaces of protest, occupation, segregation, neglect,
and spaces of deliberation, negotiation, reconciliation, and
commemoration, we have become familiar with the production of space as a
mode of political consciousness, representation and engagement. Our global
history is replete with examples of these political spaces arising from
explicit designs for political purposes or transformations through
politicization ex post facto. This call for papers solicits original
research to explore the politics of contention and consensus in spatial
forms and practices.
We are soliciting papers from a wide range of disciplinary and
geographical concentrations to explore how spatial practices and forms
produce knowledge of political conflict and consensus. The full Call for
Call for Papers: 'Big Science' conference at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow), 4-6 July 2013
Deadline: April 5, 2013
This is a note about a Call for Papers for an international conference in Moscow on: ‘The local politics of 'big' science: man and social conditions in the production of knowledge in the late-Soviet period', 4-6 July 2013. Please send an abstract of no more than 2500 characters in Russian or English by 5 April 2013 to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details or queries about this event, please contact
Imogen Wade at:
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
University College London (UCL)
February 12, 2013
CFP Worshop: Translation Workshop at UIUC Summer Research Laboratory
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce a Workshop in Scholarly and Literary Translation from Slavic Languages to take place during the annual Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois. The workshop will run from June 10 to June 15, 2013.
This workshop offers advanced graduate students and recent post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to build skills through an intensive experience of translation with guidance from experienced translators, as they will be paired with mentors who work in the same language(s). The program will also include presentations by specialists in translation.
Prospective participants must submit an application for the Summer Research Laboratory to be considered for admission to the Workshop. For more information and to apply please see the REEEC SRL page: http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/?utm_source=transwksp&utm_medium=listserv&utm_campaign=SRL2013
For consideration for the Translation Workshop, include the language you would like to work with, information about the text you want to work with (author, title, publication date, etc.), and a draft translation of one page from that text. The draft doesn’t have to be perfect; it is meant to show the selection committee the point where you are starting.
Mentors and Languages:
Brian Baer (Russian), Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent State University. Translation series editor at Kent State University Press, editor of the journal Translation and Interpreting Studies, ed. of Contexts, Subtexts and Pretexts: Literary Translation in Eastern Europe and Russia (Johns Benjamins, 2011); co-editor, Russian Writers on Translation (forthcoming, St.
David Cooper (Czech, Russian, and Slovak), Associate Professor and Director of Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, UIUC. Creating the Nation: Identity and Aesthetics in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia and Bohemia (Northern Illinois UP, 2010); editor and translator, Traditional Slovak Folktales (collected by Pavol Dobšinský, 2001)
Sibelan Forrester (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Russian), Professor of Russian, Swarthmore College. Co-editor of Engendering Slavic Literatures (Indiana UP, 1996) and Over the Wall/After the Fall: Post-Communist Cultures through an East/West Gaze (Indiana UP, 2004); translator of Irena Vrkljan, The Silk, The Shears (Northwestern UP, 1999), Elena Ignatova, The Diving Bell (Zephyr Press, 2006), and Vladimir Propp, The Russian Folktale (Wayne State UP, 2012)
Amelia Glaser (Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish), Associate Professor and Director of Russian and Soviet Studies Program, University of California
- San Diego. Jews and Ukrainians in Russia’s Literary Borderlands: From the Shtetl Fair to the Petersburg Bookshop (Northwestern UP, 2012); translator and co-ed. of Proletpen: America’s Rebel Yiddish Poets (U of Wisconsin Press, 2005)
Joanna Trzeciak (Polish and Russian), Associate Professor of Russian and Polish Translation, Kent State University. Translator of Miracle Fair:
Selected poems of Wislawa Szymborska (W. W. Norton, 2002) and Sobbing
Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Różewicz (W. W. Norton, 2011)
Russell Valentino (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Italian, Russian), Professor and Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University. Editor-in-chief, The Iowa Review, translator of Fulvio Tomizza, Materada (Northwestern UP, 2000), Carlo Michelstaedter, Persuasion and Rhetoric (Yale UP, 2005), Sabit Madaliev, The Silence of the Sufi: And I Do Call to Witness the Self-Reproaching Spirit (Autumn Hill Books, 2006), and Predrag Matvejević, The Other Venice: Secrets of the City (Reaktion Books, 2007)
Other workshop components include: daily meetings between participants and mentors; dedicated time for work on individual translation projects; access to the exceptional library resources of the University of Illinois; and bibliographic support from the Slavic Reference Service.
Those selected will receive funding support as well as access to the University of Illinois Library and Slavic Reference Service.
Participants should bring one text in the language they specialize in to work on independently and in the workshop setting during the course of the workshop. (This text can be, but does not have to be, connected to the sample submitted with the application.)
Translations in Russian, Czech, Polish, Slovak, Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian, Ukrainian, or Yiddish are preferred, but anyone with translation projects in a regional language is encouraged to apply. For more information contact the workshop organizer, Dr. Sibelan Forrester of Swarthmore College, at email@example.com
CFP Conference: Public Values and Politico-Administrative Cultures: Russian and International Contexts
Deadline: April 15, 2013
IPSA RC 48-Administrative Culture together with the Russian Association of Political Science cordially invite you to submit proposals for the seminar “Public Values and Politico-Administrative Cultures: Russian and International Contexts”, which will be held in the Saint-Petersburg State University, St.-Petersburg, Russia on June 21- 22, 2012.
This joint initiative arose due the growing academic demand for a discussion of theory of public values and new challenges for public administration and administrative culture.
The concept of “public value” can help to avoid the narrow and over-simplified approaches that have sometimes dominated in the past (PM and NPM) and it offers a useful way of setting out the ultimate goals of public administration reforms. It is especially important for public service reform because the public value theory does have the potential to prompt a different way of thinking and talking about these issues, as well as pointing towards some practical ways forward.
The seminar itself will be multidisciplinary in character and open to legal, philosophical, political, sociological and other perspectives. And the main goal of the seminar is to unite efforts of various scientific approaches to the public values research and to analyze contemporary tendencies of development of political and administrative cultures in Russia and in the world.
Working language is English and Russian.
The number of participants is 40.
Deadline for the applications is 15 April, 2013 (early application is welcome).
Information on the accepted proposals and the invitation letters will be sent since 30 April, 2013.
Please, send the abstract (200 words) with the information on yourself (name, university, position, contact tel., e-mail) to Liudmila Vedmetskaya: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinators: Rosamund Thomas (Cambridge University)
Leonid Smorgunov (St.Petersburg State University)
January 10, 2013
Call for Chapters: Geo-Regional Competitiveness in East Central Europe, the Baltic Countries, and Russia
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Globalization affects people, organizations, nations, and regions. It exerts strong impacts on the driving forces and business landscape, creating and changing strategic opportunities and pressures for economic development, growth, employment, and sustainability. East Central Europe (ECE), the Baltics, and Russia play an increasingly important role in the European region both as emerging markets and competitive players. In contrast to Western European nations and business entities, ECE, the Baltics, and Russia receive more limited and sporadic coverage in business literature. The changing dynamics in the European region and beyond, the unfolding political-economic challenges across the European Union, as well as the rising global power of emerging economic powers such as Brazil, China, India, Russia, and others require knowledge, skills, and methodological platforms inducing strategies and operations in the new and ever changing business landscape. In turn, this facilitates the need for strategic competitive analysis on the national, regional, and company levels. The proposed book strives to contribute to the body of knowledge addressing and connecting these issues into the integrative comparative regional context.
Anatoly Zhuplev (Loyola Marymount University, USA)
Kari Liuhto (University of Turku, Finland)
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013
Full Chapters Due: August 30, 2013
This book will present a comparative, competitive geo-regional cross-country analysis of ECE, the Baltics, and Russia: implications for international business.
o Analyze regional and national business competitiveness of ECE, the Baltics (two emerging European regions) and Russia (a major strategic player in the Commonwealth of Independent States - CIS).
o Contrast and compare ECE, the Baltics, and Russia in geo-regional and national strategic competitive context.
o Explore key strategic strengths, core competencies, weaknesses in a comparative strategic context.
o Identify key business trends, drivers, and dynamics on the national level across ECE, the Baltics, and Russia.
o Examine patterns and trends in regional trade and foreign investment.
Scholarly Value, Potential Contribution/Impact, and Purpose
Increasingly powerful forces of globalization sharpen global and geo-regional business competitiveness and political-economic interdependence. They critically impact socio-economic development, job creation, and other strategic priorities at the regional, national, and company levels. The proposed book explores scholarly frontiers and applications in a strategic business study of emerging European regions: ECE, Baltics, and Russia. The book discusses subject issues in a comparative integrative perspective.
This book is designated for scholars, professionals, managers, government agencies, universities, think tanks, and other individuals, organizations, and institutions interested in a deeper understanding of the geo-regional strategic business dynamics and landscape involving ECE, the Baltics, and Russia. More specifically, the book explores political-economic environment and competitiveness, and provides insights on attractiveness, strategic benefits, costs, and risks of doing business in these regions of Europe in a comparative context.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. GLOBALIZATION, SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND COMPETITIVENESS: GLOBAL CONCEPTS, TRENDS, DRIVERS, DYNAMICS, AND GEO-REGIONAL IMPLICATIONS
o Competitiveness in the context of globalization
o Implications of competitiveness in the regional context: ECE, Baltics, Russia
2. SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS: REGIONAL VIEW
o Regional potential for socio-economic development, core competencies, and competitive advantages and disadvantages in the global and geo-regional context
o Regional trends, drivers, and dynamics in socio-economic development and competitiveness: comparative view (competing/comparator geo-regions)
--> EAST CENTRAL EUROPEAN (ECE) REGION
3. SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS: NATIONAL VIEW (list of countries -tentative)
Suggested issues to be covered for each country:
National potential for socio-economic development, core competencies, and competitive advantages and disadvantages in the regional context
a. Key global business rankings (competitiveness cost of doing business, trade, FDI, risks, etc.)
b. Trends, drivers, and dynamics in socio-economic development and competitiveness: comparative view
c. Key economic sectors/industries, their dynamics, current state, and future outlook
d. Environment, climate, profile, and patterns in international business (trade, FDI)
e. Competitive SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats)
f. Best corporate practices in competitiveness
• Domestic forms
• Foreign-based/international firms
g. Cases/other materials illustrating best practices and lessons in business competitiveness and developments
h. Main country-specific sources of information and consulting assistance in doing business (domestic government, international organizations, foreign government, non-profit organizations and think tanks, private consultancies)
EAST CENTRAL EUROPE
o Czech Republic
o Leading economic regions
Submission Procedure and Format
Contributors are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2013, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission, priorities, structure, and format of his/her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 15, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters (written in English under American Psychological Association style, approximately 8,000 words each) are expected to be submitted by August 30, 2013. All submitted chapters are subject to double blind reviews. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
This book (http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/884) is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” and “IGI Publishing” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.
Chapter proposal submission: on or before April 30, 2013
Chapter proposal acceptance notification: May 15, 2013
Full chapter submission: August 30, 2013
Review Process: August 30 – October 15, 2013
Review Results to Authors: October 30, 2013
Revised Chapter Submission: November 30, 2013
Final Acceptance Notifications: December 30, 2013
Submission of Final Chapters: January 15, 2014
Book publication: 2014
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):
Dr. Anatoly Zhuplev
Professor. International Business and Entrepreneurship
Hilton Center for Business
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, MS 8385
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Tel: 310. 338 7414 Fax: 310. 338 3000
January 04, 2013
CFA: 2013 Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois
The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 10 until August 2. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS). Graduate students and junior scholars will also have opportunity to attend a specialized workshop on Scholarly and Literary Translation from June 10-15, 2013.
For graduate students, the SRL provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad and extra experience to refine research skills. Students will also have the opportunity of seeking guidance from specialized librarians skilled in navigating resources pertaining to and originating from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.
The SRS is an extensive service that provides access to a wide range of materials that center on and come from: Russia, the Former Soviet Union, Czech and Slovak Republics, Former Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania. The International & Area Studies Library, where the Slavic reference collections are housed, contains work stations for readers, a collection of basic reference works, and current issues of over 1,000 periodicals and 110 newspapers in Western and area languages.
The Slavic Reference Service provides access to several unique resources pertaining to the Russian, East European and Eurasian region. Currently, there are plans at the University of Illinois' to become the first library in the Western Hemisphere to gain access to the Russian State Library's Electronic Dissertations Database, which contains the full text of nearly 1 million dissertations in a wide variety of fields.
In addition, the SRS provides access to
* the only copy of the famous 594-volume Turkestanskii Sbornik of materials on Central Asia prior to 1917 available outside Uzbekistan;
* recent direct acquisitions from Central Asia which include the complete national bibliography of Kazakhstan (2002-2010) and the complete digitized national bibliography of Uzbekistan (1917-2009), both of which are not held by any other U.S. library;
* perhaps the most complete collection of Russian Imperial provincial newspapers (gubernskie vedomosti) in North America; and
* extensive print, digital, and microform holdings relating to Eastern Europe, including rare materials acquired via Keith Hitchins and other noted scholars.
For more information and to apply, please see the REEEC SRL Website - http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/