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September 30, 2009

Conference - Palestine: What We Know

The GWU Institute for Middle East Studies & Palestinian American Research Center present

Palestine: What We Know

Friday, October 16, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Lindner Family Commons
Suite 602, 1957 E St, NW
Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University

**Registration required**

This conference, featuring a special talk by Rashid Khalidi, will be a multi-disciplinary survey of the state of scholarship on Palestine. It will discuss what we know, what we don’t know, and what obstacles we need to overcome in order to advance the field of Palestinian Studies.

9:30 - 11:30
- Palestinian Politics and Economics: What Can Scholars Know?
- Chairs/Organizers
- Nathan Brown, George Washington University
- Charles Butterworth, University of Maryland-College Park
- Speakers
- Mouin Rabbani, Editor, Middle East Report: The Palestinian Political System in the 21st Century: A Research Agenda
- Leila Farsakh, University of Massachusetts - Boston: The Meaning of Palestinian Economic Development
- Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University: Political Science and Palestine, Between Politics and Science

11:30 - 11:50
- Coffee Break

11:50 - 1:20
- Palestine through an Interdisciplinary Lens: Anthropology, Gender, and Conflict Studies
- Chair/Organizer: Julie Peteet, Louisville University
- Speakers
- Ilana Feldman, George Washington University: Displaced States: Themes in the Anthropology of Palestine
- Julie Norman, Concordia University: Creative Activism: Popular Resistance in Palestine
- Isis Nusair, Denison University: Retelling the Past/Reconstructing the Present: Gendering the Narratives of Four Generations of Palestinian Women in Israel

1:20 - 2:05
- Lunch

2:05 - 3:35
- Palestinian History: Sources, Concepts, and Methods
- Chair: Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University
- Organizer: Shira Robinson, George Washington University
- Speakers
- Shira Robinson, George Washington University: Citizenship, Sovereignty and its Absences after 1948 and 1967
- Michelle Campos, University of Florida: Ottoman Palestine into the 21st Century
- Awad Halabi, Wright State University: Palestine’s Arab Community under British Rule: Prospects for Future Research

3:35 - 4:00
- Break

4:00 - 5:00
- Keynote Address: The State of Palestinian Studies
- Speaker: Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University

5:00-6:30
Reception hosted by PARC
**Special thanks to Omar Kader for sponsoring the reception

To RSVP for the conference, Khalidi lecture, and reception, please email rsvpimes@gwu.edu with “Full Day RSVP” in the subject line.

To RSVP for the Khalidi lecture and reception ONLY, please email rsvpimes@gwu.edu with “Khalidi Lecture RSVP” in the subject line.

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September 28, 2009

American Research Institute in Turkey - Advanced Fellowships

AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN TURKEY, 2010-2011

THE FELLOWSHIPS:
The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for two or three advanced fellowships made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships for research in Turkey may be held for four to twelve continuous months during 2010-2011. Stipends in the range of $16,800 to $50,400 are available on the basis of individual proposals.

ELIGIBILITY:
Scholars who have completed their formal training and plan to carry out research in Turkey may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT headquarters on questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

INSTITUTES:
ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. ARIT in Istanbul has a research library concentrating on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey. ARIT - Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. Both institutes have residential facilities for fellows and provide general assistance as well as introductions to colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. APPLICATIONS AND THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 1, 2009. Please refer to application format and cover page appended here. Submit materials to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, e-mail ARIT executive director [leinwand@sas.upenn.edu]. The application format is also accessible via ARIT website at [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT]. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by January 25, 2010.

RESEARCH PERMISSION:
Turkish law requires foreign scholars to obtain formal permission to carry out research at institutions in Turkey. ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the research permission and visa. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this includes researchers who wish to work in libraries housed in Turkish museums. Most foreign scholars may enter Turkey on a tourist visa and apply for a research visa from within Turkey, or they may choose to procure a research visa from the Turkish Embassy in advance of their arrival. Researchers who wish to work with collections housed in the Turkish archaeological museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. In addition, if the material they wish to work with is part of an excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out the research. The application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT website [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/Research Permit.htm]. ARIT reserves the right to withhold payment of fellowship stipends if appropriate research permission is not obtained.

The ARIT-NEH Fellowships are made possible by funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.neh.fed.us/.

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IREX - Individual Advanced Research Fellowship

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities

2010-2011 IARO FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2010-2011 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program.

The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In addition to engaging in research in the region, the IARO fellowship affords scholars the opportunity to increase their understanding of critical, policy relevant issues, develop and sustain international networks, and collaborate with foreign scholars on topics vital to both the academic and policy-making communities.

Applications and all supporting documents for 2010-2011 IARO Fellowship will only be accepted through the online application system found at: http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/uss_info.asp

Applications must be completed and submitted (including all required supporting documents) by November 17, 2009.

Masters Students, Pre-doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Students, and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible for the IARO Fellowship.

IARO Fellowships cover the cost of international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, travel insurance, and access to the resources available at any of our 25 area field offices.

Questions may be addressed to the IARO Program Staff at iaro@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188.

Countries Eligible for Research:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

IARO is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program.

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September 25, 2009

Film: Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta

Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta

NOW PLAYING AT THE HENRY FORD IMAX THEATER
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
www.journeytomeccagiantscreen

FOR SHOWTIMES AND TICKETS
call: 313-982-6001 or visit: WWW.THEHENRYFORD.ORG/IMAX

JOURNEY TO MECCA tells the incredible story of one of the greatest travelers in world history, Ibn Battuta. In 1325 Battuta left his home in Morocco to perform the Hajj and did not return for almost 30 years, having traveled three times farther than Marco Polo. His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century.

Audiences will move seamlessly through the centuries to experience never-before-seen footage of the Hajj as it appears today. Narrated by Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Journey to Mecca marks the fi rst and only time an IMAX camera has captured an aerial view of the Hajj or been admitted into the most sacred sanctuary of Islam—the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Endorsed by world religious leaders, Journey to Mecca will captivate audiences with the epic journey of Ibn Battuta and glorious views of the most spectacular gathering of people on Earth.

Directed by Bruce Neibaur
Produced by Taran Davies, Dominic Cunningham-Reid, Jonathan Barker
Executive Producer: Jake Eberts

MOST POPULAR FILM AWARD
La Géode Film Festival, Paris 2009

“Unprecedented access to the Grand Mosque”
Detroit Free Press

“Journey to Mecca will join the list of popular IMAX® classics.”
Toronto Star

For more information, or to see other venues where Journey to Mecca is currently playing, visit: www.journeytomeccagiantscreen.com

If you are interested in hosting Journey to Mecca in your city, or other sponsorship opportunities, email: jtm@skfi lms.ca

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Ann Arbor District Library Exhibit: Multicultural Children's Literature

EXHIBIT OPENING CELEBRATION: THE EVOLUTION OF MUTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Ann Arbor District Library and the Special Collections Library, University of Michigan are pleased to announce a special opening celebration for the District Library’s October- November exhibit The Future of Our Past: The Evolution of Multicultural Children’s Literature.

The celebration will take place on Friday, October 23 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and will feature music by jazz guitarist Jake Reichbart as well as elegant refreshments. The evening will also include several presentations by UM Special Collections staff, which will provide an overview to this outstanding exhibit of multicultural children’s literature.

This fascinating exhibit follows the evolution of multicultural children’s literature— from its origins in the folklore and folktales of a given people through the contemporary literature of each culture.

Careful examination of literature from around the world reveals patterns of growth and change that have occurred over the decades, and in many cases centuries, as each culture has become an integral part of the culture of the United States.

As the children’s literature of each individual culture has evolved it becomes more and more apparent that borders dissolve and boundaries become bridges—fostering greater understanding among cultures. The exhibit culminates by examining more closely the relationships built, bridges crossed, and barriers broken that play a role in the possible shape of multicultural children’s literature to come.

This children’s literature of the future would likely ask readers not to forget or to minimize cultural heritage, but to focus on the fluidity of culture within the literature that reduces categorization and celebrates universality.

Books from the University of Michigan Children’s Literature Collections will be included in this exhibit to highlight this evolution as well as material from many of the cultures on display.

The evening will be enhanced by the jazz sounds of Jake Reichbart. For the past 16 years, guitar virtuoso Jake Reichbart has been delighting audiences in the Great Lakes region and beyond, winning numerous praises and awards for his performances and recordings. While a noted bandleader and an in-demand sideman, Reichbart’s forte lies in his instrumental solo work, tastefully interpreting classic jazz and pop standards in a unique style, performing at casual settings, formal affairs, and concerts.

Please join us for this evening to enjoy this fine exhibit in an atmosphere of elegant refreshments and jazz. The exhibit will be on display in the Downtown Library’s lower level glass cases from Friday, October 17 through Sunday, November 29.

This opening celebration is a chance to view the exhibit, gain insight into its unique contents, listen to the jazz sounds of Jake Reichbart and enjoy delicious refreshments. Please join us for this opportunity to experience this delightful display.

The Downtown Library is located at 343 S. Fifth Avenue in Ann Arbor. For more information, call the Library at 734-327-4555.

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September 23, 2009

Call for Work: Arts & Bodies Festival

Arts & Bodies
Festival of Work

Type of work sought: We welcome lectures, performances, panel presentations, exhibits, round table conversations, demonstrations, courses, workshops, film screenings and discussion, original video, and work in any other medium that elaborates the theme of Arts & Bodies, preferably in illuminating interdisciplinary combinations.

In addition to work from the artistic disciplines, we invite work from, say,
• Materials Science Engineering on the development of materials that affect our sensory perceptions of art
• Computer Science on the interaction of animation techniques and our vision
• Law on how definitions of pornography have affected (and been affected by) art and artists
• Business on the commercial force of artistically rendered bodies
• Art History, Women's Studies, Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, area studies programs: from across the entire university, we seek a wide range of perspectives on Arts & Bodies.
Source of work: We welcome work from faculty, students, and staff.

Support for work: Arts on Earth will promote your contribution internally and externally as part of the "Arts & Bodies" festival, and will provide up to $500 to support development and presentation of the work. (Total support to be $4,000.)

Deadline: October 1.

Submission: To add your work to the Arts & Bodies festival website, e-mail a description no more than two pages in length, to include a title and description of the work; contact information; names and departments of people involved in producing it; and dates, location, and time (if known and applicable). If you’re requesting financial support, include a budget demonstrating need. Send your submissions and questions to the Arts on Earth director Theresa Reid, tareid@umich.edu.

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September 21, 2009

2010 Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowship - Summer Grants Available

2010 JEAN MONNET GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: December 1, 2009

Thanks to a grant from the European Commission, the European Union Center and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are offering students summer grants of $5,000 to work on issues of European integration, broadly defined. Student grantees will conduct research leading to the writing of a paper on a relevant topic of their choosing.

It is expected that during the spring and/or summer of 2010 the grantees, in consultation with faculty advisors of their choosing, will devote twelve weeks of full time work to their projects. This is not a travel grant.

Students will participate in a not-for-credit Graduate Seminar on EU Affairs held in Winter semester 2010 and may be invited to contribute to selected outreach activities organized by the European Union Center at local high schools, colleges, and universities. They will also present the preliminary results of their research at a public event held in the fall of 2010.

Students in professional schools and graduate programs are eligible to apply. Applicants should submit 2-3 page proposals describing the project they intend to carry out, including its topic, aims, method, and anticipated scholarly contribution. They should also indicate the period in which they will be conducting full time work on their project. A letter of recommendation from a University of Michigan faculty member (preferably the student’s advisor), most recent transcript, and current CV should accompany the proposal.

Application materials in electronic form are to be submitted by December 1, 2009 to Dario Gaggio, Director, CES-EUC, at dariog@umich.edu. For further information please visit http://www.ii.umich.edu/ces-euc/resources/student or contact Julie Claus at jclaus@umich.edu or 734.936.1842.

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4th International Conference on Social Science Research - Attendance & Call for Papers

4th International Conference on Social Science Research
http://www.socialscienceconf.net/index.htm

December 9-11, 2009 · Gaylord Resort, Nashville, TN · Proposal Deadline: 10/15/2009
* Submit a paper proposal;
* Offer to be Chair or Discussant for Panel;
* Travel & Conference Info

This interdisciplinary conference will draw together faculty members, research scientists, and professionals from the social sciences, and provide them with the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the same field and from other, related fields. Cross-disciplinary submissions are particularly encouraged as is participation by international scholars. The disciplines represented will include:
* Anthropology,
* Area Studies (Asia, Latin America, Europe, etc.),
* Communication,
* Criminology,
* Economics,
* Geography,
* Gender Studies,
* History,
* International Studies
* Political Science,
* Policy/Public Administration,
* Psychology,
* Race/Ethnic Studies,
* Sociology, and
* Urban Studies.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The Gaylord Hotel is located on the banks of the Cumberland River, a short drive or riverboat cruise from downtown Nashville. The Gaylord offers more than any other Nashville hotel, with nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river with its own Delta flatboat. Within this lush landscape, you'll discover fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, and a 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. And for late-night excitement, check out the latest entertainment adventure, Fuse Nightclub. Every room features high-speed wireless Internet access and two phones, including one cordless.

Conference Registration. Conference registration includes two breakfasts, two lunches and one reception. Conference registration is lower if you stay in the conference hotel. See the Conference Registration form for prices, which start at $275 for students and $350 for faculty/professionals. Prices are higher if you register on-site. All attendees and presenters are expected to register.

Sponsored by the Centre for Policy and Practice, 900 E. Seventh St., #202, Bloomington, IN 47405 www.centreforresearch.net

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September 15, 2009

The American Research Institute in Turkey - Fellowships 2010-2011

The Fellowships:
The ARIT takes pleasure in inviting applications for two or three advanced fellowships made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, a well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships for research in Turkey may be held for four to twelve continuous months during 2010-2011. Stipends in the range of $16,800 to $50,400 are available on the basis of individual proposals.

Eligibility:
Scholars who have completed their formal training and plan to carry out research in Turkey may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT headquarters on questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Institutes:
ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. ARIT in Istanbul has a research library concentrated on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey. ARIT - Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. Both institutes have residential facilities for fellows and provide general assistance as well as introductions to colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

Application:
The application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT website [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ResearchPermit.htm]. Applications and three letters of recommendation must be received by November 1, 2009. Please use the ARIT application format accessible on the ARIT website [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.htm] and submit all materials to the address below. The ARIT Committee on Fellowships expects to notify applicants of its decision by January 25, 2010.

For further information contact:
The American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
phone: 215-898-3474
fax: 215-898-0657
email: leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/

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September 11, 2009

Beirut Exchange Upcoming Programs

In an effort to further its commitment to promoting dialogue and understanding, Mideastwire.com is pleased to announce the fourth and fifth Beirut Exchange programs. Our fourth program will take place between January 4 and January 18, 2010 while our fifth program will take place between June 14 and June 28, 2010. You can find details of our programs at:

January Beirut Exchange:
www.mideastwire.com/downloads/Jan2010.pdf

June Beirut Exchange:
www.mideastwire.com/downloads/June2010.pdf

To view Cal Perry's CNN report on the Beirut Exchange, visit:
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2009/01/21/perry.lebanon.meet.hamas.cnn?iref=videosearch

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The Beirut Exchange program rests on three tracks:

Academic - Participants will attend a series of lectures and colloquia led by leading academics and public intellectuals. Topics will include: International law in theory and practice in the Middle East; The United Nations as peacekeeper and mediator; Engaging political Islam; Pax Syriana in Lebanon; Asymmetrical conflict: the July 2006 Lebanon war; The Dubai model and its impact on the Middle East.

Language - Participants will have the option of attending 20 hours of Arabic language instruction at the Saifi Institute for Arabic Language in Beirut. Modules for both colloquial and formal Arabic will be available at different levels.

Dialogue with Leaders - Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage social, political and economic leaders from across the spectrum in Lebanon – with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on exposure to leading Islamist and opposition currents.

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Previous Speakers

•Omar Bakri, Iqra Islamic Trust for Research and Islamic Studies
•Bilal Baroudi, As-Salam Mosque Tripoli
•Nicholas Blanford, Times of London
•Richard Chambers, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
•Alastair Crooke, Conflicts Forum
•Robert Fisk, The Independent
•Timur Goksel, American University of Beirut
•Bill Grant, US Embassy
•Judith Palmer Harik, Matn University
•Nadim Houry, Human Rights Watch
•Karim Makdisi, American University of Beirut
•Michael Miller, European Commission
•Ibrahim Mussawi, Al-Intiqad
•Nir Rosen, Journalist
•Osama Safa, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
•Paul Salem, Carnegie Middle East Center
•Milos Struger, UNIFIL
•Fawwaz Traboulsi, American University of Beirut
•Michael Young, Daily Star
•Mohammed Zadah, Iranian Embassy

Costs: $1,500 (Tuition); $1,200 (Estimated accommodation and airfare from the European Union. Please note that only breakfast is provided as a part of the accommodation fee). All academic programming will take place at the RootSpace, Saifi, Beirut. Tuition is 70% refundable up to three days before the program commences, should the situation in Lebanon warrant a cancellation. (Airline tickets and accommodation should be purchased with travel insurance.)

Apply before November 15, 2009 for the January Beirut Exchange: To request a downloadable application or financial aid information, please email info@mideastwire.com.

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September 09, 2009

Washington University in St. Louis - Arabic Position

Call for Applications: Arabic Position

Washington University in St. Louis Seeks candidates for a faculty position at the rank of associate professor with tenure in the field of Arabic Language and Literature to begin in the fall of 2010. The appointment will be made in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literature. Preferred areas of teaching and research include one or more of the following: Arabic poetry and poetics, theatre, film, cultural studies, and narrative theory & fiction.

The successful candidate will teach Arabic language and literature courses and contribute to the Arabic curriculum development. Conducting research, publishing in scholarly venues, and serving on departmental committees are among the responsibilities.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by November 15, 2009.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and supporting materials about research and teaching to: Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz, Chair, Arabic Search Committee, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1111, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. For electronic submission, send email attachments to anell@artsci.wustl.edu; Email inquiries: fatemeh@wustl.edu; telephone inquiries: (314) 935-5110.

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.

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September 01, 2009

Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages - Call for Papers

The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL, http://www.councilnet.org/jnclctl/index.htm) is soliciting articles for publication. As the official journal of the Council, the journal serves the professional interests of teachers, researchers, and administrators of less commonly taught languages in all settings and all levels of instruction. The Journal is refereed and published once a year.

Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of less commonly taught languages (all foreign languages except English, French, German, and Spanish). The envisaged segmentation of the Journal is as follows:
a. Methodology and Technology,
b. Academia,
c. Beyond Academia,
d. Social Embeddedness

The first section shall include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of less commonly taught languages. The second section will encompass reports about research and teaching in academia, at both K-12 and collegiate levels. The third section shall comprise papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry. Finally, the fourth section will address the issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation.

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.pdf. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 25 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and preferably submitted electronically via email attachment. Double-space the manuscript throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point font with a 1.5 inch left margin. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript.

While submissions are welcome at any point, only papers received by October 31, 2009 will be guaranteed consideration for the 2010 issue of the Journal.

ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu
NCOLCTL
4231 Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608-265-7903; FAX 608 265 7904.

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The Annual Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award

Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey

The 2010 “Sakip Sabanci International Research Award” has been endowed in honor of the late Sakip Sabanci, Honorary Chairman of Sabanci University's Board of Trustees, and covers fields such as Turkish and Islamic Art and the History, Economy and Sociology of Turkey.

This year's competition called for works in the field of "Multiculturalism in the Governance of the Emerging European Union and Turkish Accession". The competition is open to all scholars in the social sciences and humanities working on contemporary Turkey.

The Sakip Sabanci International Research Award entails a first prize of $20,000, a second prize of $10,000, and a third prize of $5,000. Essays that are submitted for Sakip Sabanci International Research Award are reviewed each year by a different independent and international jury. For detailed information, you may visit our website: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu.tr/eng/?arastirma/sakip_sabanci_uluslararasi_arastirma_odulu/sakipsabanciodulu.html

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 19, 2010.

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University of Pittsburgh - Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Affairs

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is currently seeking a Visiting Professor in Contemporary International Issues for the 2010-11 academic year. We invite applications from faculty from research universities and liberal arts colleges, whose disciplinary expertise focuses on the Middle East. Candidates from any discipline, and at any rank, may apply. For this one-year appointment (August 2010 to April 2011), the Visiting Professor will teach two courses per term and participate in UCIS and departmental activities. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding professional achievement in both research and teaching, and should have an earned PhD in a relevant discipline. Individuals with extensive and high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations may also apply.

For more information regarding UCIS, Pitt, and how to apply for this prestigious position, visit: www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/visitprof.html or email ucisprof@pitt.edu.

Applications are due by October 5, 2009.

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