May 14, 2013
CFP: Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society
Seeking article contributions for an inaugural issue of the Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society from scholars working on developments in Ukrainian economics, history, international relations, law, politics, public policy and sociology. All methods and approaches will be considered. Manuscripts should not have been previously published. Preference will be given to articles that present findings from new research.
The Journal will be published online, bi-annually, in an open source format. Krytyka reserves all rights to the material it publishes.
The Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society is the first peer-reviewed English journal that aims to aid the development of social sciences in Ukraine. Our Editorial Board that will review your articles consists of world-renowned experts on Ukraine as well as exceptional emerging scholars. Published bi-annually and in an open-source format, the Journal will have a quick turn-around time between submission, review and consequent publication.
The vision is to imbed the study of Ukraine in broader regional, international and transnational processes. In pursuing this goal, hoping to examine Ukraine’s social and political transformations in comparative perspective as a part of larger macro-systemic, political, economic, legal, historical and social dynamics. In doing so, the journal would like to widen the pool of scholars who provide knowledge about Ukraine to global readership by helping local academics communicate their ideas to peers and in English.
Especially seeking to publish:
Articles that place knowledge of Ukraine in wider comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives (within the region and with countries in other regions).
Studies that are methodologically and theoretically rigorous, shaping and identifying new directions in the study of Ukraine.
DO NOT HESITATE TO SUBMIT TO:
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
Authors should limit their manuscripts to 8,000-10,000 words (including footnotes), although occasionally we will consider longer articles of an exceptional quality.
Please remove your name or any references in the manuscript that might identify you.
Include an abstract (100-150 words) on the first page of your manuscript.
A publication of the KRYTYKA INSTITUTE
In a separate cover letter please provide your name, short bio, affiliation and contact information.
Please use Harvard style referencing and BGN/PCGN/UN transliteration or Romanization system.
Simultaneous submissions are not allowed.
We will primarily accept articles in English and encourage authors to have their articles translated and edited before submitting. However, articles in other European languages of an exceptional quality will be accepted for translation, peer-review and publication.
If you have questions or seek advice on translators or editors for your work, please contact at:
May 07, 2013
CFP: Objects of remembrance, Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts
Deadline: May 31, 2013
*Call for Proposals: Objects of remembrance*
Objects have always been and continue to be carriers of personal and
communal memories. The proliferation of objects of remembrance starting in
the nineteenth century speaks to the widely felt desire for tangible
markers of both fleeting personal experiences and significant public
events, from coronations to catastrophes; and equally to the possibilities
created by new production processes and technologies that emerged in that
century and after. What was particular to modern notions and experiences
of time that called forth this demand for souvenirs, commemorative medals
and ceramics, postcards, photo albums, and a wide variety of other objects
of all kinds that could serve as devices of memory? What roles did such
objects play in individual lives, in communities, and in larger social and
political relationships? What strategies did artists, designers and
manufacturers use to produce objects that could serve these functions?
We invite proposals for a collection of essays—to be published as a
special issue of the *Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts
*(DAPA)—that address objects of remembrance during the modern era. Our aim
is to promote an interdisciplinary approach to objects that served as
carriers of memory.
Essays may explore such dimensions as design, decoration, manufacture,
dissemination, and marketing, as well as the meanings and affective
attachments that objects acquire once they have passed into the hands of
their owners. Contributions from any field in the humanities—including
history, art history, design history, cultural studies, gender studies,
anthropology, ethnography, and others—are welcome.
The chronological focus for the special issue is from the mid-nineteenth
century through 1945, but contributions that extend these parameters will
be considered, as will essays that engage contemporary practices applied
to historical artifacts. High quality visual documentation is a key aim of
DAPA: each essay should include between twelve and twenty illustrations.
Essays should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words. ****
Abstracts of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by May 31 to
both of the editors, at the email addresses provided below. Abstracts
should identify as specifically as possible the illustrations to be
Authors will be responsible for obtaining the rights to publish images,
but the journal will offer reimbursements to cover a part of these costs.
The editors will notify contributors by June 20 that they have been
invited to submit a first draft of their essay, due October 1.****
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The *Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts* was established in 1986
and is published by The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, a
museum and research center in Miami Beach, Florida. The goal of DAPA is to
publish new scholarship on the visual and material culture of the second
half of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth, focusing
particular attention on often-overlooked media such as decorative arts and
propaganda, alongside fine arts, architecture, and industrial and graphic
design. DAPA aims to reach a broad audience, including specialists in art
history, architectural history, and cultural studies, as well as
non-specialist readers, such as collectors, designers, and design
enthusiasts. For that reason, we request that authors contribute essays
written in a style that will be accessible to these broader audiences.
Information about back issues can be found at
March 26, 2013
CFP: Slovo CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 25.2 (FALL 2013)
Deadline: 29th April 2013 (3rd May 2013 for reviews)
Slovo is now accepting submissions for volume 25.2. Contributions, including
research articles, book and film reviews, and review articles are welcome from all
research students and academics. Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent
via e-mail attachment (email@example.com), or on a CD in Microsoft Word
format. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to
the MHRA Style guide in advance of submission (available for download for free
All manuscripts are refereed and undergo a review process. Contributions
submitted must not be under consideration by other publications at the time of
submission. The editors reserve the right to make any changes thought to be
necessary or appropriate to typescripts accepted for publication.
The maximum length for consideration of an article is 6,000-8,000 words (including
footnotes), and 700 words for a review.
The deadline for articles for Volume 25.2 is 29th April 2013 (3rd of May 2013 for
If you have any queries about becoming a contributor for Slovo please do not
hesitate to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist.
For more information about Slovo visit our website:
The address for postal correspondence is:
Slovo School of Slavonic and East European Studies
University College London
London, United Kingdom
March 21, 2013
CFP: The Nomadic Storytellers a Chance to Contribute
Kamayani Gupta, an alum of UofM is in the process of composing a travel story website called "The Nomadic Storytellers," that would allow people who have traveled for a long period of time a space to talk/tell each other about their experiences.
Kamayani is asking current Michigan students and faculty to help contribute to this website and tell their different stories from their study abroad experiences and vacations to foreign countries.
Anyone who is interested in submitting a story should submit their full name (unless they prefer to be anonymous), their personal blog address, the location from where the story originated, a picture related to their story, and the story itself. Please email these stories to email@example.com.
For more information you can visit the website at: www.thenomadicstorytellers.com
Call for Contributors: Anthropology News: Soyuz Network for Postsocialist Studies Column
Articles should be no longer than 1000 words and should not include
footnotes or specialized jargon. Photos are encouraged, as are other forms
Anthropology News style guidelines can be found here:
http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/style-guide/. Columns may be
edited for length and clarity.
Please submit potential columns to the contributing editor at
March 15, 2013
CFP: Exploring the ‘Grey Zones’: Governance, Conflict and (In)Security in Eastern Europe (Aarhus University, Denmark, 1-2. November 2013)
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Within the last two decades, countries in Eastern Europe have undergone a wide range of changes in the areas of geo-political relocations and relations. We have witnessed attempts to establish liberal democracies, re-orientations from planned to market economies, and a political desire to create ‘new states’ and internationally minded ‘new citizens’. While parts of the populations have benefitted from these developments, other parts have instead experienced increasing poverty, unemployment and social insecurity.
Today we see that people in such vulnerable positions are increasingly relying on normative coping and semi-autonomous strategies, sometimes even crime and violence, in order to obtain the security and social guarantees they feel deprived of in their present day societies. Such processes testify to a paradoxical situation between, one the one hand, the political attempts to create well-functioning, modern civil societies and, on the other hand, reliance on normative laws on the margins of society.
In this conference we wish to explore the aspects of everyday uncertainty, which we define as ‘grey zones’. This term refers to the ambiguities, insecurities and contradictions which lead to responses and strategies challenging perceptions of legality and illegality. Within anthropology, ‘grey zones’ have been conceived of in relation to political corruption (Robertson 2006) and zones of ambiguity related to violence (Roy 2008). Yet, we propose to expand the term to include situations where uncertainty and ambiguity have become part and parcel of everyday life and where the indefinable becomes that which defines the situation.
We view these various grey zones not merely as legacies of socialism but as something in and of themselves. We thus deploy the notion of grey zones in order to find new ways of approaching and conceptualizing current situations in Eastern Europe, ways that are not preconfigured in terms of ‘post-socialism’ or ‘transition’.
We invite papers which ethnographically explore (but are not necessarily restricted to) one or more of the following questions:
What are the relations between governance, corruption and informality in contemporary Eastern Europe?
How do new emerging class systems in Eastern Europe affect people’s perceptions of self and other?
In which ways do changing relations between individuals, institutions and state manifest themselves in everyday life?
Which roles do the mafia and organized crime play in contemporary Eastern Europe?
How do increased illegal work and labour migration to Western Europe relate to insecure situations on the home front?
How to citizens in Eastern Europe relate to the influx of migrants from Africa and the Middle East in relation to their own situation and their perceptions of the borders of Europe (or the EU)?
How are we to perceive the seemingly increasing presence of antagonism, violence and openly expressed racism and homophobia in present-day Eastern Europe?
CFP: Ab Imperio Journal
Deadlines: direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Ab Imperio editors would like to invite manuscript submissions to their annual program in 2013. Guidelines for submission can be found at http://abimperio.net/cgi-bin/aishow.pl?state=portal/contributor&idlang=1
Please, direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
2013 annual theme: Freedom and Empire: Dialectics of Diversity and Homogeneity in Complex Societies
№ 1/2013 How Do We Understand Freedom Today? Free Interpretations and Predetermined Models
Freedom and liberty ● dialectics of freedom and sovereignty ● “natural rights” and the problem of their defense and maintenance ● “anarchy is the mother of order” ● does the class-based approach have a future? ● are human rights contrary to freedom? ● “hierarchy of freedoms”: paradoxes of emancipation movements and decolonization ● whose freedom? ● “progressors”: can freedom be imposed? ● imperial liberties and modern conceptions of freedom ● body as the space of freedom and object of freedom and bondage ● phenomenon and concept of legal pluralism ● imperial law and imperial rights ● common law and modernization of legal discourses ● “for our freedom and yours!”: national and imperial emancipation movements ● concepts of autonomy and federalism in colonial and continental empires ● concept of historical justice and its connection to the right for autonomy and for a sovereign state ● Siberian oblastnichestvo yesterday and today ● Cossack concepts of self-government and invention of the Cossack tradition in the early twentieth century ● modern citizenship and imperial subjecthood ● historical precedents of multiculturalism ● twentieth-century humanitarian interventions and new post–Cold War world order.
№ 2/2013 Freedom and Order: Interpreters and Intermediaries – Entrepreneurs of Groupness
Subjects of freedom ● concepts of freedom and privileges in empire and nation ● freedom as the new order: democracy or nationalism? ● unrecognized freedom and invented traditions of liberty: regional and corporate regimes of self-government and democracy from the moment of incorporation into empire to the invention of traditions in the era of mass national movement and politics ● imperial “peoples–intermediaries” ● authoritarian tendencies of emancipator messianism from Slavophilism to communism ● comparative history of political representation and constitutionalism in land-based empires: Russian parliament of the early twentieth century, Ottoman parliament of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ● Russian revolutionaries and projects of revolutionary nation ● Mensheviks are for spontaneity, Bolsheviks are for discipline? – rethinking the old model ● pogrom and Aktion: the other side of emancipation? ● is there diversity under socialism? gradient of freedom: thawing out of the Soviet regime ● freedom to be a nation under socialism ● Soviet dissidents ● politics of childhood: pedagogy as a guardian of group identity.
№ 3/2013 Freedom as an Object of Intellectual Import and Export: Lost in Translation, Found in Translation
Translatability and untranslatability of languages of self-description: how to recognize freedom? ●translatio imperii and hegemony as a problem of translation ● interpreters in the system of administration and foreign policy of Muscovy and the Russian Empire ● a breath of freedom: the school of Soviet literary translation ● emancipation and kulturtraegershaft: projects of translation into and from languages of the peoples of the USSR ● misusing the right to groupness: ethnic conflict as a Soviet invention ● translation of historical knowledge into politics and administration ● post-imperial reinventions of groupness and collective identities ● languages of codification as politics of translation of legal traditions ● translating and mediating urban spaces ● education: disciplinary practices of shaping freedom of thought ● transfer of educational models into Russia ● subtexts of emancipation and discrimination: politics of gender in education ● alternative forms of socialization and politics of (self)education ● private schools and universities in late imperial Russia ● Soviet education: site of modernization, indoctrination, or social engineering? ● did Russia have colonial institutes? ● imperial subalterns as products of educational systems: unification of subjugation and protest ● exile as a laboratory of imperial knowledge ● postcolonial and post-imperial knowledge: emancipation, freedom of manipulations, violence.
№ 4/2013 Emancipation of Researchers Through the Decentralization of Normative Models: Reciprocal Comparisons
Academic freedom today: institutional mechanisms and cultural norms of stimulating and limiting scholarly research ● innovation or trickstering? recognizing innovation in the humanities ● freedom from stereotypes: the principle of historicism and method of estrangement from historical experience ● comparative history of key social and political conceptions ● modernity beyond Eurocentrism ● hierarchies in the production of knowledge ● reciprocal comparison: circulation of knowledge and interwoven institutions and practices in historical dynamics ● instrumentality of translation for comparative history ● historians after postmodernity ● deterritorialization of analytical models ● decentralization of narrative without “toxic relativism” ● new horizons, conceptual traps and dead ends of normalizing the exceptionalism of historical experience.
February 04, 2013
CFP Journal: Russian Language Journal
Deadline: July 1, 2013
The Russian Language Journal (ISSN: 0036-0252) is a bilingual, peer-review journal dedicated to scholarly review of research, resources, symposia, and publications pertinent to the study and teaching of Russian language and culture, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary research in Russian language, culture and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. RLJ is published by the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR). The journal seeks contributions to the 2013 issue (Volume 63).
Those interested are encouraged to submit original research articles electronically to the editor using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts should be sent as an MS Word document with a one-inch margin following the Chicago Manual of Style. For more on RLJ including submission guidelines, please visit http://modules.russnet.org/rlj/index.php?topicID=2.
January 08, 2013
CFP Journal: “The Bear and Russia”, Special issue of “Labyrinth”
Deadline: May 31, 2013
The Center for Ethnic and Nationalism Studies at Ivanovo State University as well as the electronic journal “Labyrinth: A Journal of Social and Humanitarian Studies” invite scholars to contribute to the collection “The Bear and Russia”. The bear symbol, one of the most ancient and mysterious in the world history, has been associated with Russia for several centuries. As an allegory of the country, it has a significant impact on attitudes of foreigners towards Russia and Russians. The image of bear widely circulates also in Russian culture, especially in the post-Soviet period, when it pretends to being an unofficial symbol of the nation. How deeply is the bear as a metaphor of Russia rooted in the world history? What meanings does the “Russian Bear” receive in Russian and foreign cultures? How does the bear symbol influence the international security? How is the “Russian Bear” utilized in the symbolic politics of contemporary Russia? Is the “Russian Bear” a part of the “myth-symbol complex” of the Russian culture or is it a case of the “invention of traditions”?
In searching answers to these questions the participants of the project “’The Russian Bear’: History, Semiotics, and Politics” have organized a few workshops and published a number of studies, including ‘Russkii Medved’: Istoriia, Semiotika, Politika / Oleg Riabov, Andrzej de Lazari, eds. (Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2012.) In 2013 the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding publishes a monograph by Andrzej de Lazari, Oleg Riabov and Magdalena Żakowska Europa i Niedźwiedź (Wizerunek Rosji-niedźwiedzia w kulturach europejskich).
We invite scholars to submit the articles until May 31, 2013 on the themes as follows:
* The image of bear in the world cultures;
* The image of bear in regional identity;
* “Russian Bear” in the rhetoric on domestic policy;
* “Russian Bear” in the discourse on international relations;
* “Russian Bear” in the war propaganda;
* “Russian Bear” in commercial advertising;
* “Russian Bear” in literature and arts;
* “Russian Bear” in mass culture.
The articles will be published in a special issue of the journal “Labyrinth”. The length of the article should comprise from 20,000 to 30,000 characters. Languages of the volume are Russian or English. Guide instructions for the authors are on the web-site of the “Labyrinth”: http://journal-labirint.com/?page_id=14
Guest editors of the special issue:
Oleg Riabov, Professor at Ivanovo State University
Andrzej de Lazari, Professor at University of Lodz