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Supervisor of Academic Programs, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) – Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgetown’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) in the Walsh School of Foreign Service houses one of the nation's preeminent Master's degree programs and hosts a rich program of events on the region.

The Supervisor of Academic Programs is responsible for all academic advising and academic program development activities in CERES.  S/he manages CERES admissions and recruitment, coordinates with the Director and CERES faculty in program and curriculum development, and engages with alumni and other stakeholders in various outreach activities.  Reporting to the CERES Director, the Supervisor has duties that include but are not limited to:

Academic Advising and Admissions

  • Develops and manages CERES recruiting program, including all related publications and advertising, recruitment travel, and recruiting activities.
  • Advises prospective students for MA and certificate programs on requirements for admission and courses of study.
  • Oversees the CERES admissions process; and forms faculty committee, prepares applications for review, and processes applications.
  • Develops and conducts program orientation for new students.
  • Provides academic advising to all enrolled students.
  • Works with Graduate School, Student Financial Services, and Registrar to make sure student progress and status are recorded and maintained.
  • Works with students and other programs and departments to coordinate undergraduate and graduate certificate and joint degree programs, and to monitor progress; and develops and implements new certificate and degree programs.
  • Coordinates existing and develops new student programs, such as lecture series and other events.
  • Serves on all GU and SFS committees regarding academic and admissions policies, and works with other units on campus and beyond to enhance the academic program.
  • Works with the SFS Graduate Career Center to provide career advising and assistance in finding internships for students.

 

Academic Program and Curriculum Development

  • In coordination with the Director, identifies potential course offerings, determines course listing, and works with Registrar on CERES offerings.
  • In coordination with the Director, identifies prospective adjunct faculty and processes documentation for appointment requests, working closely with the SFS Dean’s Office.
  • Works with Director to identify, apply for, and win external funding; and assists Director with program fundraising and relations with potential donors.
  • Works with SFS BSC on management of all internal and external grants for CERES.
  • Working with relevant University departments, assists Visiting Researchers with visa invitations, onboarding, affiliation, and general administrative matters. 

 

Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Works closely with the SFS Director of Alumni Engagement on alumni initiatives.
  • Develops and maintains alumni outreach program and database of alumni.
  • Tracks alumni donations.
  • Works with Center Administrator on publications, including website, advertising, and newsletters.
  • Prepares agenda, supporting materials, and information on adjunct hires for biannual CERES Executive Committee meetings.

 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in academic administration, including curricular and advising responsibilities
  • Strong preference for experience in program administration related to Russian and East European Studies

 

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Supervisor-of-Academic-Programs--Center-for-Eurasian--Russian-and-East-European-Studies--CERES----Walsh-School-of-Foreign-Service_JR01815-1

Date Posted: Tue, 20 Jun 2017

Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, Macalester College

The Department of Russian Studies at Macalester College announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Russian Studies, to begin in Fall 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor (in an exceptional case, a more advanced appointment may be considered). Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history, culture, or related subjects and possess native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English. The successful candidate, whose tenure home would be in Russian Studies, would teach Russian language as well as courses that would cover Russia and the neighboring region historically. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of Russian Studies, strong interest in teaching language, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are highly desirable.

The position entails teaching five courses per year, including two Russian language courses per year and three others, at least two of which can be cross-listed with the History department. We are looking for dynamic, broadly trained, theoretically informed scholar-teachers with training in historical inquiry, who are committed to the study of Russian history and culture as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. The successful candidate will join Macalester’s Russian Studies faculty in active program building. 

Submit electronic copies of a cover letter that addresses why you are interested in Macalester, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, sample syllabi, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9238

Inquiries can be directed to James von Geldern at vongeldern@macalester.edu. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017 and will interview at the ASEEES conference (Chicago, November 9-12, 2017) and via Skype. 

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Full-Time Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Modern/Contemporary Russian or Chinese History, University of Liverpool

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures wishes to appoint 2 Lecturers in the Department of History. We are seeking to appoint 1 person in each of the following areas:

  • Middle Eastern and/or Mediterranean History (Medieval to Modern)
  • Modern/Contemporary Russian or Chinese History, with particular expertise in urban history.

You should have a PhD in History or a relevant discipline, and a strong publication record. You will also be expected to have well developed plans for future research projects and publications. Experience of teaching in Higher Education at undergraduate level is essential; experience of course design and of teaching at postgraduate level are desirable.

Closing date: 4th July 2017
Job Ref: 007696
For full details and to apply online, please visit: recruit.liverpool.ac.uk

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBX984/lecturer-teaching-and-research-in-history-grade-7-2-posts/ 

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Full-Time Positions in Pre-Modern Western History (all ranks), Chinese University of Hong Kong

Full-Time Positions in Pre-Modern Western History (all ranks), Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Department of History invites applications for full-time academic position(s) in pre-modern Western history. In addition to having one of the teaching specialties in the proposed geographical area and time period: (A) global history; (B) Middle-East history; (C) Russian history, we welcome applicants who have the following research specialties: social history, cultural history, legal history, environmental history or others. The academic rank of appointment will be considered with reference to the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Appointment(s) will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2018, which, subject to funding, performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the position(s) is/are filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by August 31, 2017.

Candidates who have responded to the previous advertisement are currently under review and need not re-apply.

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/56656/professor-associate-professor-assistant-professor-department-of-history/ 

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Humanities

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments commencing Fall 2018.

Environmental Humanities pulls the energy of several discipline-centric humanistic and related movements—environmental philosophy, environmental history, ecocriticism, cultural geography, anthropology, and others—into one common conversation about the relationship between humans and non-human nature, past and present. Intensely interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse, practitioners of the environmental humanities are united by their desire to understand the human place in nature, as well as to examine critically the way people make meaning of it.

Each IPRH-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will participate in all activities of the Mellon Environmental Humanities research group, as led by the IPRH–Mellon Faculty Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Professor Robert Morrissey. The Fellows will pursue an individual research project in an area of the environmental humanities; participate in a seminar and programs focused on the methods and challenges of interdisciplinary work in the environmental humanities; work together on a collaborative, public-facing project in the field; and work with the research group to develop the outline for an Environmental Humanities curriculum. Each fellow will be required to teach one of the courses developed in the second year of the fellowship term.

This search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, including the humanities-inflected social sciences, whose research and teaching interests lie in the area of Environmental Humanities. Special consideration will be given to scholars whose scholarship explores themes of climate or climate change, indigenous studies, place and space, resilience, or technology.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2017

Eligibility requirements, terms, and application guidelines are available at the IPRH Website.

Applications must be submitted through the online application system. No paper or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

The submission period opens September 1, 2017.

Please address questions about these fellowships to: Dr. Nancy Castro, Associate Director of IPRH, at ncastro@illinois.edu or (217) 244-7913.

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Program Coordinator - Eurasia Foundation

Position description

Details

  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Date Posted: May 26, 2017
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
  • Job Type: Full-time

Summary

Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US-based international development organization promoting civic engagement and citizen participation, is accepting applications for a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will (1) manage its Young Professional’s Network and Bill Maynes Fellowship program, and (2) provide support to the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange and potentially other programs in the Eurasia region. The Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Education, Leadership and Exchange and to the Program Manager of the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange. 

Duties

  • Manage the Young Professionals Network, including identifying speakers and securing their participation, managing the logistics of meetings (once or twice per month), managing budgets and reporting to donors;
  • Pending funding, manage the Bill Maynes Fellowship program including supporting the selection of fellows, designing their individualized fellowship programs and managing all logistics;
  • Provide programmatic, reporting, and administrative support to the Program Manager, US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange, and to other programs as needed;
  • Support the design of new programs and the preparation of proposals as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as development, political science, international affairs, or management required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Deep understanding of and interest in civil society development work and global current events, particularly in the Eurasia region, required;
  • Creative thinking, comfort speaking in front of large groups, and strong interest in peer networking required;
  • Native-level written and spoken English required; near-native-level written and spoken Russian also required;
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, written and oral communication skills required;
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks at once required;
  • Experience managing budgets required;
  • Experience backstopping or managing projects in international development organizations preferred.

Application instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@eurasia.org with “POYPN” in the subject line.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

https://www.globaljobs.org/jobs/11829-washington-dc-eurasia-foundation-program-coordinator  

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Program Coordinator - Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies, Middlebury College

 Position description

The Program Coordinator for the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) provides leadership in GIRS’s efforts to develop, coordinate, and implement a variety of seminars and workshops featuring senior diplomats as well as leading Russian scholars and experts to teach and interact with graduate students of Russia and Eurasia. The Program Coordinator works in tandem with the Director and the other members of GIRS team as well as MIIS senior administrators, and will, both independently and collaboratively write and edit grant proposals, reports, briefings and other collateral materials for communication with corporate, foundation, and government prospects. The GIRS Program Coordinator will also be creating and implementing systems for supporting GIRS Advisory Council’s strategic planning, tracking and reporting, and is in charge of the budget allocations, monitoring and reporting. GIRS Program Coordinator is also a technical lead for the GIRS team: writing content and collaborating on the GIRS website; and troubleshooting networking issues that arise. The GIRS Program Coordinator is responsible for the development of programs, planning and overall operational execution of GIRS seminars, workshops, and/or special events. As such, the Program Coordinator should have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. He/she works on a variety of programs simultaneously and serves as the day-to-day planning contact for visiting experts, graduate assistants and the GIRS director. This is a full-time temporary staff position.

Responsibilities 

Essential Functions

• Assists the Director and others with writing and editing grant proposals and reports, briefings and other collateral materials for communication with corporate, foundation and government prospects. At the discretion of the Director, the Program Coordinator will prepare and submit grant proposals.
• Primarily responsible for GIRS specialized research of current and potential corporate, foundation, and government funders.
• Creates and implements systems for supporting strategic planning, tracking, and reporting for an aggressive and successful grantsmanship plan.
• In coordination with the GIRS director, manages the development and implementation of the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies’ seminar series and related activities, including developing program format, topics, speakers, and budget management to ensure program objectives are successfully met.  
• Serves as a technical lead for the GIRS team, helping to develop and maintain the GIRS website.
• Demonstrates knowledge of both international policy (bilateral relations and Russian domestic and foreign policy in particular) and fundraising techniques and strategies.
• Writes and edits highly impactful documents for soliciting and reporting on philanthropic grants
• Researches and analyzes a variety of reference material in order to compile, evaluate and disseminate data
• Manages multiple, complex tasks and relationships with initiative and independence
• Exercises sound judgement, prioritizes and manages time effectively, and works effectively under pressure
• Acts as a team player by working collaboratively and demonstrating initiative, creativity, sound judgement, discretion, and leadership
• Communicates with visiting scholars and experts to ensure that curriculum is designed to meet program objectives and to coordinate logistics for their visit (e.g., speaker contract, hotel, travel arrangements, transportation and schedule). 
• Manages, coordinates and arranges contracts for hotel accommodations, air and ground transportation, passport and visa clearances, program functions and visitor entertainment. 
• Creates and maintains internal calendar for upcoming seminars and prepares promotional and marketing materials for each event, including invitations, flyers, and posters.
• Selects and manages key vendors by negotiating new contracts, tracking contractual requirements and ensuring vendors comply with company guidelines while remaining within budget guidelines.
• Creates, tracks, and maintains project budgets and expenses in order to ensure cost saving measures and spending within allocated amounts. Assists in preparing grant applications and reports.
• Evaluates the effectiveness of programs by soliciting participant feedback, summarizing results, and formulating recommendations to determine successes and areas of improvement, which will be used to improve subsequent program effectiveness.
• Supervises and guides the work of GIRS Graduate Research Assistants.

General Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

B.A. in Business Administration, Public Administration, International Relations, or related field required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of the field of international relations, history and bilateral relations, and knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies. 
• Exceptional analytical (academic background in international policy studies, Russian studies strongly preferred), budgeting, negotiation, and project management skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• The ability to interact professionally and comfortably with senior administrators, faculty members, and external constituents.
• Must be self-motivated, articulate, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Detail oriented, highly organized, and ability to multi-task.
• Ability to manage time-sensitive projects.
• Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with computer software for word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, and calendars. Proficiency with Excel, Word, database software.
• Advanced knowledge of foreign languages.

Experience

At least 3 years of demonstrated experience at the international level in administration, budgeting, conference and project management.

Physical Demands

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Position requires light to moderate physical effort and the ability to work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.

https://www.globaljobs.org/jobs/11847-monterey-california-middlebury-college-program-coordinator-graduate-initiative-in-russian-studies 

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Two-Year Post-Doctoral Position, University of Graz

The Centre for Southeast European Studies is looking for an University Assistant with doctorate (40 hours a week; fixed-term employment until August 31, 2019; position to be filled as of September 1st 2017)

Your duties:

  • Independent research
  • Contribution to collaborative, third-party research 
    (application, project management and realisation)
  • Teaching and teaching support
  • Student supervision

Your profile:

  • PhD in the humanities or social sciences, preferably 
    completed within the last three academic years
  • Masters education in history, cultural studies, 
    anthropology, comparative politics or international 
    relations
  • Excellent area studies knowledge of Turkey
  • Experience or interest in the research field Muslims 
    in Southeast Europe
  • Experience or interest in the research field Diasporas 
    and transnational networks
  • Experience in comparative scholarly research 
    (a background in quantitative methodologies is 
    welcome, willingness to work with qualitative 
    methods is required)
  • Excellent command of Turkish and English, preferably 
    also knowledge of an additional southeast European 
    language 
  • Good record in academic publishing 
  • Good teaching record 
  • Innovative thinking and commitment to independent 
    academic work
  • Openness towards new research questions and methods
  • Outstanding social skills and teamwork abilities
  • Excellent communications- and management skills

http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/MB/111/99/3594 

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Call for Applications: Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (Munich/Regensburg, Germany)

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (Munich/Regensburg, Germany) calls for applications for:

  • up to 3 positions as a research assistant (PhD candidate position) – employment according to the German TV-L in part time (65 %) 
  • and up to 3 PhD scholarships (all beginning November 15, 2017).

Application deadline: July 23, 2017

Beginning November 15, 2017 the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies offers the following doctoral positions: up to 3 positions as a research assistant – employment according to the German TV-L in part time (65 %) – and up to 3 PhD scholarships.

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a joint program by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and the Universität Regensburg. The School is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative and started in November 2012.

Research at the Graduate School is conducted in three broad interdisciplinary fields:

Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change
Cultural Systems
Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge

Research at the Graduate School focuses particularly on interrelations and interdependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions of the world.

In the context of its primary focus on East and Southeast Europe, the Graduate School draws on the following disciplines: History, Literary and Language Studies, Art History, Theatre Studies, Social Sciences, and Law. In the context of cross-regional comparisons and transfer studies the School’s expertise in Area Studies is complemented by insights from Chinese, Japanese and North American Studies.
For further information see: www.gs-oses.de

Beginning November 15, 2017 available for 18 months with the option of extension for another 24 months the Graduate School offers the following doctoral positions

  • up to 3 positions as a research assistant – employment according to the German TV-L in part time (65 %) 
  • and up to 3 PhD Scholarships.

Research Assistant positions:
These positions are assigned to conduct an independent PhD project. The remuneration is based on Grade E 13 (65%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. It includes a teaching obligation of one semester hour per week.

PhD Scholarships:
PhD Scholarships are awarded with a basic monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable.

Both forms of doctoral positions can be realized either at the LMU Munich or at the Universität Regensburg, depending on the advisor’s assignment.

The holders of both the doctoral positions and the scholarships will be expected to successfully conduct an independent research project which contributes to the Graduate School’s research fields. Participation in the Graduate School’s seminars and qualification program is mandatory. In an international working environment the Graduate School offers ideal conditions for the realization of excellent PhD-projects in the Humanities as well as in Social and Legal Studies which focus on East and Southeast Europe and the entanglements of this region with other regions of the world. The Graduate School is part of the centers for East and Southeast European studies at both sites which beside the universities include non-university research institutions. As an international research institution the Graduate School also explicitly invites applications from foreign candidates. The Graduate School’s seminars are bilingual (German and English). Appropriate language skills are expected.

Requirements

  • very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, German Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree)
  • independent research project within the fields of interest to the Graduate School
  • interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives
  • knowledge of German and English
  • knowledge of the language of the research object

Application

  • research proposal of 4 to 6 pages
  • work plan and time schedule
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • degree certificates (after higher education entrance qualification)
  • abstract of the Master’s thesis
  • list of publications if applicable
  • references by two university professors

Please submit the complete application online: http://portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/ocgc/gs-oses 
Deadline for applications is July 23, 2017.

Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview with the two speakers of the Graduate School, the Admission Committee and their future advisors in Munich on October 5, 2017. Following the interview, the Admission Committee will decide on the candidate’s admission to the Graduate School and the offer of a research assistant position or a PhD scholarship.

The Graduate School is committed to the compatibility of family and career. It therefore encourages applications from women. As an international research institution, the School welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. If applicable, please mention the disability in the application.

Please refrain from making requests before October 5th, 2017.

For further information on the Graduate School and the application process please see the website: http://www.gs-oses.de/ 

Additional queries may be addressed via email to: applications.graduateschool@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Date Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017

Seeking AWSS-L Resource Guides Compiler

Resource Guides Compiler, Association for Women in Slavic Studies

The AWSS-L List Managers would like to announce an opening for the position of Resource Guides Compiler to begin as soon as possible.

The AWSS-L resource guides (Job Guide and Funding) compiler is responsible for monitoring a number of electronic lists and other resources (MLA Job Information List, H-Net Job Guide, the AATSEEL Website, the SEELANGS listserv,
HigherEdJobs.com, REEEC at the University of Illinois, the Network of East-West Women, and postings sent from AWSS-L subscribers) for inclusion into guides that are posted every other week.

The Resource Guides Compiler is remunerated with a stipend of $1,000USD per year in recognition of the time-consuming nature of the work, which takes 15-20 hours per month.

The applicant must have a US social security number, an email address ending in "edu," and specialization (minimum of an MA required) in Slavic, East European, or Eurasian Studies (in any discipline). Senior doctoral candidates, post-doctoral candidates, and visiting assistant professors, who are or who soon will be on the job market, as well as staff in REEECs/SEEECs are encouraged to apply. The position is a wonderful opportunity to learn about resources in the field and to do external service in a non-profit academic organization.

If you are interested in the position, please send a resume and any questions to worobec@niu.edu.

Date Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017

Internships

Seeking AWSS-L Resource Guides Compiler

Resource Guides Compiler, Association for Women in Slavic Studies

The AWSS-L List Managers would like to announce an opening for the position of Resource Guides Compiler to begin as soon as possible.

The AWSS-L resource guides (Job Guide and Funding) compiler is responsible for monitoring a number of electronic lists and other resources (MLA Job Information List, H-Net Job Guide, the AATSEEL Website, the SEELANGS listserv,
HigherEdJobs.com, REEEC at the University of Illinois, the Network of East-West Women, and postings sent from AWSS-L subscribers) for inclusion into guides that are posted every other week.

The Resource Guides Compiler is remunerated with a stipend of $1,000USD per year in recognition of the time-consuming nature of the work, which takes 15-20 hours per month.

The applicant must have a US social security number, an email address ending in "edu," and specialization (minimum of an MA required) in Slavic, East European, or Eurasian Studies (in any discipline). Senior doctoral candidates, post-doctoral candidates, and visiting assistant professors, who are or who soon will be on the job market, as well as staff in REEECs/SEEECs are encouraged to apply. The position is a wonderful opportunity to learn about resources in the field and to do external service in a non-profit academic organization.

If you are interested in the position, please send a resume and any questions to worobec@niu.edu.

Date Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017

American Evaluation Association (AEA) Graduate Education Diversity Internship

American Evaluation Association (AEA) Graduate Education Diversity Internship
Deadline: June 16
Type: Research internship, PhD, MA
Eligibility: No citizenship requirements (but must be eligible to work in the U.S.), enrolled in a masters or doctoral-level program and have completed the equivalent of one full year of graduate level coursework
Fields of Study: Public health, education, political science, anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, natural sciences, and other fields that utilize evaluation research.

AEA's Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program (GEDI) provides paid internship and training opportunities during the academic year. The GEDI program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation. The goals of the GEDI Program are to expand the pool of graduate students of color and from other under-represented groups who have extended their research capacities to evaluation. stimulate evaluation thinking concerning under-represented communities and culturally responsive evaluation, and deepen the evaluation profession’s capacity to work in racially, ethnically and culturally diverse settings. Interns work the equivalent of approximately two days per week at an internship site near their home institutions from approximately September 1 to July 1. The interns may work on a single evaluation project or multiple projects at the site, but all internship work is focused on building skills and confidence in real-world evaluation practices. Interns receive a stipend of $8,000, mentoring, and expenses paid for two professional conferences. More information here.

Date Posted: Fri, 02 Jun 2017

Fall Internship, Content Analysis (Religion and World Affairs)

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research in the areas of U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; science and society; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center’s work is carried out by a staff of about 150.

Position Summary:

We are looking for five recent grads or current students to participate in a paid research project within the Pew Research Center’s Religion department, which seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.

The assignment will be researching information on government restrictions on religion as well as religious hostilities and violence, and assisting the Pew Research Center in updating a dataset measuring these phenomena around the world. Coders will work from major international reports such as the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom reports.  Due to the nature of the work, the Interns will need to commit to 37.5 hours per week for the entire period, during regular business hours.  The internship begins on September 5, 2017 and will last for 12 weeks.

For more information and to apply, see: https://jobs-prc.icims.com/jobs/5086/fall-internship%2c-content-analysis...

Date Posted: Fri, 02 Jun 2017

Funding

IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Humanities

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments commencing Fall 2018.

Environmental Humanities pulls the energy of several discipline-centric humanistic and related movements—environmental philosophy, environmental history, ecocriticism, cultural geography, anthropology, and others—into one common conversation about the relationship between humans and non-human nature, past and present. Intensely interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse, practitioners of the environmental humanities are united by their desire to understand the human place in nature, as well as to examine critically the way people make meaning of it.

Each IPRH-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will participate in all activities of the Mellon Environmental Humanities research group, as led by the IPRH–Mellon Faculty Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Professor Robert Morrissey. The Fellows will pursue an individual research project in an area of the environmental humanities; participate in a seminar and programs focused on the methods and challenges of interdisciplinary work in the environmental humanities; work together on a collaborative, public-facing project in the field; and work with the research group to develop the outline for an Environmental Humanities curriculum. Each fellow will be required to teach one of the courses developed in the second year of the fellowship term.

This search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, including the humanities-inflected social sciences, whose research and teaching interests lie in the area of Environmental Humanities. Special consideration will be given to scholars whose scholarship explores themes of climate or climate change, indigenous studies, place and space, resilience, or technology.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2017

Eligibility requirements, terms, and application guidelines are available at the IPRH Website.

Applications must be submitted through the online application system. No paper or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

The submission period opens September 1, 2017.

Please address questions about these fellowships to: Dr. Nancy Castro, Associate Director of IPRH, at ncastro@illinois.edu or (217) 244-7913.

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Two-Year Post-Doctoral Position, University of Graz

The Centre for Southeast European Studies is looking for an University Assistant with doctorate (40 hours a week; fixed-term employment until August 31, 2019; position to be filled as of September 1st 2017)

Your duties:

  • Independent research
  • Contribution to collaborative, third-party research 
    (application, project management and realisation)
  • Teaching and teaching support
  • Student supervision

Your profile:

  • PhD in the humanities or social sciences, preferably 
    completed within the last three academic years
  • Masters education in history, cultural studies, 
    anthropology, comparative politics or international 
    relations
  • Excellent area studies knowledge of Turkey
  • Experience or interest in the research field Muslims 
    in Southeast Europe
  • Experience or interest in the research field Diasporas 
    and transnational networks
  • Experience in comparative scholarly research 
    (a background in quantitative methodologies is 
    welcome, willingness to work with qualitative 
    methods is required)
  • Excellent command of Turkish and English, preferably 
    also knowledge of an additional southeast European 
    language 
  • Good record in academic publishing 
  • Good teaching record 
  • Innovative thinking and commitment to independent 
    academic work
  • Openness towards new research questions and methods
  • Outstanding social skills and teamwork abilities
  • Excellent communications- and management skills

http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/MB/111/99/3594 

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Call for Applications: Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (Munich/Regensburg, Germany)

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (Munich/Regensburg, Germany) calls for applications for:

  • up to 3 positions as a research assistant (PhD candidate position) – employment according to the German TV-L in part time (65 %) 
  • and up to 3 PhD scholarships (all beginning November 15, 2017).

Application deadline: July 23, 2017

Beginning November 15, 2017 the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies offers the following doctoral positions: up to 3 positions as a research assistant – employment according to the German TV-L in part time (65 %) – and up to 3 PhD scholarships.

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a joint program by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and the Universität Regensburg. The School is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative and started in November 2012.

Research at the Graduate School is conducted in three broad interdisciplinary fields:

Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change
Cultural Systems
Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge

Research at the Graduate School focuses particularly on interrelations and interdependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions of the world.

In the context of its primary focus on East and Southeast Europe, the Graduate School draws on the following disciplines: History, Literary and Language Studies, Art History, Theatre Studies, Social Sciences, and Law. In the context of cross-regional comparisons and transfer studies the School’s expertise in Area Studies is complemented by insights from Chinese, Japanese and North American Studies.
For further information see: www.gs-oses.de

Beginning November 15, 2017 available for 18 months with the option of extension for another 24 months the Graduate School offers the following doctoral positions

  • up to 3 positions as a research assistant – employment according to the German TV-L in part time (65 %) 
  • and up to 3 PhD Scholarships.

Research Assistant positions:
These positions are assigned to conduct an independent PhD project. The remuneration is based on Grade E 13 (65%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. It includes a teaching obligation of one semester hour per week.

PhD Scholarships:
PhD Scholarships are awarded with a basic monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable.

Both forms of doctoral positions can be realized either at the LMU Munich or at the Universität Regensburg, depending on the advisor’s assignment.

The holders of both the doctoral positions and the scholarships will be expected to successfully conduct an independent research project which contributes to the Graduate School’s research fields. Participation in the Graduate School’s seminars and qualification program is mandatory. In an international working environment the Graduate School offers ideal conditions for the realization of excellent PhD-projects in the Humanities as well as in Social and Legal Studies which focus on East and Southeast Europe and the entanglements of this region with other regions of the world. The Graduate School is part of the centers for East and Southeast European studies at both sites which beside the universities include non-university research institutions. As an international research institution the Graduate School also explicitly invites applications from foreign candidates. The Graduate School’s seminars are bilingual (German and English). Appropriate language skills are expected.

Requirements

  • very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, German Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree)
  • independent research project within the fields of interest to the Graduate School
  • interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives
  • knowledge of German and English
  • knowledge of the language of the research object

Application

  • research proposal of 4 to 6 pages
  • work plan and time schedule
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • degree certificates (after higher education entrance qualification)
  • abstract of the Master’s thesis
  • list of publications if applicable
  • references by two university professors

Please submit the complete application online: http://portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/ocgc/gs-oses 
Deadline for applications is July 23, 2017.

Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview with the two speakers of the Graduate School, the Admission Committee and their future advisors in Munich on October 5, 2017. Following the interview, the Admission Committee will decide on the candidate’s admission to the Graduate School and the offer of a research assistant position or a PhD scholarship.

The Graduate School is committed to the compatibility of family and career. It therefore encourages applications from women. As an international research institution, the School welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. If applicable, please mention the disability in the application.

Please refrain from making requests before October 5th, 2017.

For further information on the Graduate School and the application process please see the website: http://www.gs-oses.de/ 

Additional queries may be addressed via email to: applications.graduateschool@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Date Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017

Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) Conference Grants

The Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) is pleased to announce a competitive grants competition aimed at subsidizing attendance of the 2017 ASEEES Convention in Chicago, IL (November 9-12th). Through its grant competition, ADSEEES seeks to foster diversity and inclusion within the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Applicants from all backgrounds who have shown a demonstrated commitment to the principles outlined in the ADSEEES Mission Statement, either through their research, teaching, or service to the profession, are encouraged to apply. 
 
These grants have been made possible through generous funding from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES); the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California-Berkeley; the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington; and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at Stanford University.
 
Available Grants:
 
1. Graduate Convention Travel Grant (3 grants available)
 
*Three grants are available in the amount of $500 each
*Applicants must be enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program at the time of the convention
*One of these grants is earmarked for a student whose research focuses on one or more of following countries: Azerbaijan, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and/or Uzbekistan.
 
2. Faculty Convention Travel Grant (1 grant available):
 
*Open to contingent faculty (defined as adjunct and limited-term faculty, lecturers, instructors, or independent research scholars who do not have access to institutional travel funding)
*One grant is available in the amount of $500
 
Instructions for Applicants:
 
Please submit a short essay (500 words maximum) that explains: how attending the 2017 ASEEES conference fits into your career goals, and how your research, teaching, and/or service to the profession align with the values and principles outlined in the ADSEEES mission statement (see below). Please submit your essay along with CV to adseees.diversity@gmail.com by July 31st. To be eligible for this grant, your name must appear (in any capacity) in the ASEEES convention program.
 
For PhDs, please note that if you are coming from outside the US, a conference fee of up to $35 will be removed from your total award.

Please address any questions or concerns about the application process to adseees.diversity@gmail.com.

Date Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017

Call for Submissions: 2017 AWSS Graduate Research Prize

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian studies by a woman or on a topic in Women's or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by either a woman or a man. Graduate students who are at any stage of master's or doctoral level research are eligible.  Only graduate students are eligible for this prize.

The grant can be used to support expenses related to completion of a thesis or dissertation, as well as travel, services, and/or materials.  The award carries a cash prize of $1000.00. Nominations and self- nominations are welcome.

A completed application consists of 1) a proposal that explains the project, how the funds will be used, and why this funding is necessary for continued progress on the project; 2) a CV; 3) a detailed budget and timeline, and 4) two letters of recommendation.  Winning recipients should submit a report on their use of the funds to the Committee Chair by August of the year following the receipt of the award.

Applications must be received by September 15, 2017, and must be complete by that date.  Letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the AWSS Graduate Prize Committee Chair directly.

Please send all application materials by email attachment to the Committee Chair, Sharon Kowalsky, Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M, Commerce: Sharon.Kowalsky@tamuc.edu.

Date Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017

Motesiczky Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum, with the support of the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, is offering a fellowship to a scholar with a PhD in Central or Eastern European Cultural History or Humanities to work alongside Beata Hock and Klara Kemp-Welch in co-editing a major volume of scholarship on Central European Modernism of the period 1918-1956 to be published as part of the Courtauld Books Online open access series.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to devote part of their time to pursuing their own research writing an innovative chapter for inclusion in the volume and to gain experience in publishing and working in a research environment.

The role will entail the following key activities: translation into English of key texts hitherto available only in other languages; undertaking communication with other authors and translators about their submissions; editing; copy editing; liaising with the Institute’s Picture Researcher to arrange permissions; collaboration on design and typesetting.

This is a full-time post divided between research, editing and administration. Should a candidate wish to contribute expertise on an occasional basis to the BA3 course of 'Reassembling Modernism', this could be negotiated, however, teaching is not a requirement. Where teaching commitments are in place either at The Courtauld or elsewhere, these will have to be renegotiated.  

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBM947/motesiczky-postdoctoral-fellow/

Date Posted: Mon, 05 Jun 2017

Teaching Fellow, Russian Language, University College London

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) of University College London (UCL) is seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Russian Language from 18th September 2017 - 0.375 FTE. The appointee will be fluent in contemporary Russian language with an in-depth knowledge of current trends in Russian Society and Culture and will be a fluent English speaker. He/She will teach Russian at all levels and will also have a crucial role to play in supporting the students' independent learning with attention to teaching post-graduate taught (MA) students at all levels and from various disciplines at SSEES and UCL in addition to undergraduate teaching. 

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBI273/teaching-fellow-in-russian-language/

Date Posted: Mon, 05 Jun 2017

Teaching Fellow, Serbian and Croatian, University College London

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) University College London (UCL) is seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Serbian and Croatian Literature (Fixed Term 0.15 FTE) for the period 2nd January 2018 - 31st March 2018 to provide teaching cover for the Undergraduate teaching. The post holder will teach the core Serbian and Croatian Literature course on BA Serbian/Croatian and East European Studies and BA Modern Language (Serbian/Croatian and another language). 

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBN669/teaching-fellow-in-serbian-and-croatian-literature/

Date Posted: Mon, 05 Jun 2017

American Evaluation Association (AEA) Graduate Education Diversity Internship

American Evaluation Association (AEA) Graduate Education Diversity Internship
Deadline: June 16
Type: Research internship, PhD, MA
Eligibility: No citizenship requirements (but must be eligible to work in the U.S.), enrolled in a masters or doctoral-level program and have completed the equivalent of one full year of graduate level coursework
Fields of Study: Public health, education, political science, anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, natural sciences, and other fields that utilize evaluation research.

AEA's Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program (GEDI) provides paid internship and training opportunities during the academic year. The GEDI program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation. The goals of the GEDI Program are to expand the pool of graduate students of color and from other under-represented groups who have extended their research capacities to evaluation. stimulate evaluation thinking concerning under-represented communities and culturally responsive evaluation, and deepen the evaluation profession’s capacity to work in racially, ethnically and culturally diverse settings. Interns work the equivalent of approximately two days per week at an internship site near their home institutions from approximately September 1 to July 1. The interns may work on a single evaluation project or multiple projects at the site, but all internship work is focused on building skills and confidence in real-world evaluation practices. Interns receive a stipend of $8,000, mentoring, and expenses paid for two professional conferences. More information here.

Date Posted: Fri, 02 Jun 2017

Submissions

Call for Papers: Central Slavic Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, October 20-22, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 20-22, 2017.
 
Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies).  Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.
 
Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer at CentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than September 1, 2017.  Early proposals are encouraged.  All proposals should include:

  • Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information
  • For individual paper presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
  • For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
  • For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.

The CSC will also dedicate a separate portion of the conference to undergraduate research presentations.  Faculty are encouraged to support conference proposals from undergraduate students for this section of the conference.   Limited funding is available to provide graduate and undergraduate students with partial travel stipends. 
 
Charles Timberlake Memorial Symposium
Now a regular part of the CSC program, the symposium is dedicated to the memory and scholarly interests of longtime CSC member Charles Timberlake. Those interested in participating should contact symposium coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier at CentralSlavic@outlook.com.
 
Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize
Students who present at the CSC Annual Meeting are invited to participate in the Charles Timberlake Graduate Paper Prize competition.  Dedicated to the memory of Charles Timberlake as a teacher and mentor, the prize carries a cash award.
 
CSC registration and hotel reservation information will be available on the CSC website: http://www.slu.edu/international-studies-program/central-slavic-conference.  

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Call for Articles: The Russian Language Journal

DEADLINE EXTENDED: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
________________________________________

CALL FOR ARTICLES 2017

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. 

The Journal seeks contributions to the 2017 issue (Volume 67).

Those interested are encouraged to submit original research articles electronically to the editor using the email address: rlj@americancouncils.org Manuscripts should be sent as an MS Word document with a one-inch margin following the Chicago Manual of Style and using the Author/Date citation format.

Deadline for submission to the 2017 issue is September 15, 2017.
Guidelines for submission are listed at the end of this message.

Editor:
Jennifer Bown
Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

Associate Editors:
Cori Anderson, Rutgers University
Ewa Golonka, University of Maryland

Address manuscripts and all other correspondence to:
RLJ at ACTR
American Councils for International Education
1828 L Street NW
12th floor
Washington, DC 20036
Email: rlj@americancouncils.org 
Web: http://rlj.americancouncils.org/

EDITORIAL POLICY
Scope. RLJ publishes scholarly work on the study and teaching of Russian language and culture, comparative and interdisciplinary research in Russian language, language policy, applied and theoretical linguistics, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Pedagogical articles reporting on experimental research results and/or empirically-based evaluations are also encouraged and invited. Research articles should clearly identify the research questions, methods, background literature, results, and implications of the work. 

Notwithstanding the general scope of RLJ as a scholarly journal, from time to time, and at the Editor’s discretion, articles providing a perspective on a particular theoretical or applied issue may be considered. All articles submitted to RLJ should include adequate documentation, providing credit to primary sources, and relevance to current research.

External Review Process. Journal submissions should be crafted without revealing the author’s identity in the body of the work or the bibliographic references.

Each submission that meets the overall eligibility criteria for RLJ publication will be reviewed anonymously by at least two external evaluators, who recommend as to whether a submission is accepted or rejected. The acceptance of any article is the decision of the Editor of RLJ, in consultation with the reviewers, editorial staff, and editorial board, as need be.

Manuscript Length. Manuscripts are generally no more than 7,000 words in length. Authors interested in submitting longer manuscripts are encouraged to contact the Editor to discuss article length and subject matter prior to submission.

Language. RLJ is a bilingual annual publication. Contributions may be written in either English or Russian.

Citations and References. A list of references follows each manuscript, alphabetized by the last name of the authors; citations are linked to this list. Authors are requested to use the Author-Date System of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, 2010. In order to assist in the editing process, authors should provide all necessary bibliographic information at the time of submission.

Manuscript Preparation. RLJ will accept manuscripts that are neatly typed with one-inch margins on all sides, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman. Notes and references follow the body of the paper. RLJ observes The Chicago Manual of Style and the simplified U.S. Library of Congress system of transliteration from Cyrillic, when necessary. RLJ recommends that potential contributors consult the SEEJ Style Sheet at the following link:
http://www.aatseel.org/publications/see_journal/contributor_info/#CITES

Submission. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the editor at the e-mail addressrlj@americancouncils.org as an MS Word attachment no later than SEPTEMBER 15 to be considered for the December issue. All manuscripts will be acknowledged; authors are notified within six months whether/when their manuscripts will be published. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain and document permission to include copyrighted illustrations in the work. Any illustrations (including tables and charts) must be submitted in camera-ready format, in black and white. If this is not possible, the costs involved for any graphics preparation will be the author’s responsibility. The author will cover the costs associated with any requested changes made to submissions already typeset. Electronic documents must be in .doc format. An additional copy of the document may be requested in .pdf format, in case the article contains charts or graphics that may become distorted during electronic transfer of MS Word documents. Authors must submit the following as separate files:

• A title page, with the article’s title, and the name, institutional affiliation, and contact information of all authors (e-mail and physical mailing address). For articles with multiple authors, please indicate which author should receive correspondence.
• An abstract of no more than 200 words.
• The body of the article. This file may not contain any references to the authors, and must have a running header at the top of each page
 with the title of the article. All figures, notes, and references should follow the main body of the text.

Originality. RLJ considers only original work for publication. In submitting an article to RLJ, the author(s) certify that neither the manuscript
nor any substantially similar version of the work is currently being considered or has been published elsewhere.
Rights and Reprints. In agreeing to publish an article in RLJ, author(s) assign all rights to RLJ. Two off-prints of the published
manuscript and one complete copy of the RLJ issue in which the work appears will be provided to the author(s).
Date Posted: Fri, 16 Jun 2017

CFP Deadline - June 15, 2017: Religion(s) and Power(s). Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Religion(s) and Power(s)

Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

October 5-6, 2017

The Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions in cooperation with Latvian Society for the Study of Religions and Estonian Society for the Study of Religions invites proposals for its upcoming international conference “Religion(s) and Power(s)”. To encourage new directions in the critical research of interrelations of religion(s) and power(s) from a broad range of approaches, we are seeking proposals on a wide range of topics including: 

  •    Private and public religions;
  •    Religions and politics;
  •    Non-religion and power;
  •    Religious inequalities and discrimination;
  •    Religions, human rights and justice;
  •    Powers of/within religions;
  •    Religion and nationalism;
  •    Mythology, divine kinship and power;
  •    Religion and colonialism;
  •    Religions and education.

Other topics related to the conference theme are also encouraged. 

Conference paper and session proposals must be sent by June 15, 2017. Please send your 250-300 word abstract and a 200-word personal bio to email:religiousstudieslt@gmail.com

Important conference dates:

June 15, 2017 – submission of conference papers and sessions proposals;

July 1, 2017 – notification of paper/session proposal acceptance;

July 1, 2017 – opening of registration for the conference;

August 15, 2017 – closing of registration for the conference;

September 1, 2017 – announcement of the conference program.

Conference Registration Fees: 

  • Members of national associations of Baltic States associations for the study of religions – 50 EUR;
  • Permanent/full-time faculty and non-affiliated participants – 80 EUR;
  • Graduate students and emeritus faculty – 50 EUR;
  • Late bird conference fee – 100 EUR.
Date Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017

CfP: Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop

GENDER AND TRANSFORMATION: WOMEN IN EUROPE WORKSHOP
NYU CENTER FOR EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS 2017-2018

"Gender and Resistance in Europe"

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JULY 10, 2017

The GENDER and TRANSFORMATION: WOMEN in EUROPE Workshop-a project at New York University with support from the Network of East-West Women-invites speakers to submit proposals for Friday afternoon talks for the next academic year at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.

As is our usual practice, we are looking for speakers to discuss gender, sexuality, or women in Europe or Eurasia. For the academic year 2017-2018, we are particularly (but not only) interested in speakers addressing resistance to the many threats to gender equality and gender studies in Europe that have come as part of the rise of illiberal populism, nationalism, or the global right.  This can include resistance to "anti-genderism," to attempts to roll back gender equality policy and practice (such as on reproductive rights and gender violence), to attacks on gender studies, and to gendered attacks on refugees and asylum seekers.

The workshop's focus is on the postcommunist countries of East, South and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including the Baltic countries and Central Asia, and their relationship to Europe and the European Union. Recent workshops have included such topics as critique of law faculties in Eastern Europe, women's protests in Poland against banning abortion completely, and anti-genderism in Germany, Moldova, Armenia, and Russia.  Recent speakers have included Dubravka Ugrešić and Katherine Verdery.

The workshop is an informal and friendly group of about 20 feminist scholars, activists, and journalists who have been meeting for more than two decades and are knowledgeable about the region. This is the perfect space to present recent theoretical and/or critical work, empirical research, and critical and scholarly reflections on your activism.

We offer a small honorarium. We regret that we cannot cover transportation expenses to New York City or offer assistance for visas or accommodations.

To propose a talk, please email the following to Janet Elise Johnson (Johnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu) and Mara Lazda (Mara.Lazda@bcc.cuny.edu):
1.      a title for your talk
2.      an abstract of less than 200 words describing your proposed talk
3.      a one-page curriculum vitae or resume.
4.      your schedule clarifying which weeks or months you plan to be in or near New York City and would like to present (proposals for the Spring semester will be passed on to the spring coordinators Nanette Funk and Sonia Jaffe Robbins)
All proposals are welcome from the region and experts from the U.S. or elsewhere, activists or scholars.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.  For more information, see http://gendertransformationeurope.wordpress.com.

Date Posted: Tue, 13 Jun 2017

Call for Submissions: The UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies

Undergraduates are now invited to submit papers on any topic in Slavic for consideration to the UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies.  All papers will be subject to peer review.
 
The submission period is open from now until October 6, 2017.  If you are submitting now, please send your papers to Prof. Roman Koropeckyj, Editor-in-Chief: koropeck@humnet.ucla.edu Whether you are submitting now or later, please also do the following now: email me with your name, preferred email, paper title, and name and email of your advisor so that we have a preliminary headcount: yfurman@humnet.ucla.edu
 
If you do not feel your paper to be up to the standard necessary to successfully pass peer review, please work with your advisor on revisions before submitting.  Your paper should have a well-formulated and well-developed thesis, with plenty of textual evidence to back it up. When citing a non-English language source, please give the quote in English translation in the body and in the original Slavic language in the footnotes. The papers should be a maximum of 25 double-spaced pages and need to include footnotes and a bibliography (the page limit is inclusive of the bibliography/footnotes).  For the bibliography, please use the Chicago Manual of Style format (you can find a hard copy of CMS in your library and it’s also available online). 
 
If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look at the journal:
http://web.international.ucla.edu/cwl/slavicjournal/1016

Date Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017

Legacy of the Russian Revolution -- Final Call for Proposals

Legacy of the Russian Revolution -- Final Call for Proposals
 
The History and Political Science Department at Chestnut Hill College will host an interdisciplinary conference on "The Legacy of the Russian Revolution," November 16-18, 2017. Keynote speakers will be Sheila Fitzpatrick (University of Sydney, Australia, and University of Chicago, emeritus) and Wendy Goldman (Carnegie Mellon University).  Proposals for individual papers or panels are invited on any issue, both regional and international, related to "The Legacy of the Russian Revolution."  Papers may relate to the immediate or long-term ramifications of the Bolshevik seizure of power – political, diplomatic, military, social, economic, technological, intellectual, cultural, etc.
 
Proposals should be about 250-300 words and be accompanied by a CV.  Proposals from advanced graduate students will be considered. Papers will be allowed 20-25 minutes for presentation. We also seek individuals who are interested in serving as a Chair of a session. Presenters of papers and chairs of sessions are required to register for the conference.
 
Deadline for proposals is July 1, 2017. Send proposals to Holly Caldwell at russianrevolution@chc.edu or mail to Holly Caldwell at Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. To be placed on a mailing list for conference registration, send your name, mailing address, and email address to russianrevolution@chc.edu.
 
The conference website can be found at https://www.chc.edu/russianrevolution. 
Date Posted: Thu, 08 Jun 2017

Call for Papers: Studi Slavistici 2018

The journal “Studi Slavistici” is pleased to invite proposals for a special issue (XV/2, 2018) dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI in 1918, a turning point in the history of Slavic peoples, when the birth of new Slavic countries following the disintegration of the Russian, Austrian and Ottoman empires triggered extensive transformations in their languages, literatures and cultures.

The papers should focus on the following topics:

1. LANGUAGE ISSUES: Language policies in the new multi-ethnic countries; the standardization of Slavic languages in plurilingual states between diversification and convergence; strategies and goals of the philologies in the newborn Slavic countries; the challenges of technical-scientific modernity; propaganda rhetoric and language.

2. LITERARY ISSUES: Literature and history of literature; 1918: continuity and disruption in literary experimentations and avant-garde movements; the making of literary histories; the writers and the national languages; the shaping of the literary canon.

3. CULTURAL ISSUES: Narrations and counter-narrations: rediscovered or denied identities; myths and antimyths; national rhetoric and regrets for the lost homelands; exaltation and criticism towards the rising of the new countries; use of history for nationalistic and celebrative purposes; the rewriting of textbooks and the remodelling of educational institutions; the mobilization of national philologies.

Please send your title proposal with a short description (max 2,000 characters with spaces) and a brief biographical note (300-600 characters with spaces) to studislavistici@associazioneslavisti.com.

Deadline: September 15th, 2017.

Notifications of acceptance / rejection will be sent to the authors by October 10th, 2017.

If the proposal is accepted, authors are required to submit their manuscripts (max 60,000 characters, including spaces, footnotes and references) through the on-line submission system: www.fupress.net/index.php/ss/about/submissions

Deadline: February 28th, 2018.

Proposals and manuscripts may be in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish or any Slavic language.

Date Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017

Call for Poetry Translations - RHINO Poetry

RHINO Poetry, founded 1976, is an award-winning, annual print journal that publishes poetry, translations, and flash fiction. We invite work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language. All poems are also featured online during the year following the
print release.

We are currently seeking poetry in translation, especially, but not limited to, poetry from Eastern Europe and the Indian subcontinent. We award an annual translation prize; past winners include Farouk Goweda's "Cause," translated from Arabic by Walid Abdallah and Andy Fogle, and Cirilo Bautista's "Song of Hong Kong," translated from Tagalog by Jose Edmundo Ocampo Reyes, among others.

For more information on the translation prize: http://rhinopoetry.org/contests/translation-prize/.

Submissions are accepted from now until July 31st at this link: http://www.rhinopoetry.org/submissions/.

When submitting your cover letter along with your work, please mention that you are responding to the call for translated poetry from Steven and Maja Teref. Please note that Steven and I will not be involved in the selection process. Your work will still need to go through the usual selection process, so there is no guarantee of publication. Also, there is no fee to submit to RHINO.

When submitting your translations, please include a copy of the original text though the original won’t be published if your translation is selected for publication.

If the original text is not in the public domain, please indicate whether you have permission to translate the text.

Date Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017

Call for Submissions: 2017 AWSS Graduate Research Prize

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian studies by a woman or on a topic in Women's or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by either a woman or a man. Graduate students who are at any stage of master's or doctoral level research are eligible.  Only graduate students are eligible for this prize.

The grant can be used to support expenses related to completion of a thesis or dissertation, as well as travel, services, and/or materials.  The award carries a cash prize of $1000.00. Nominations and self- nominations are welcome.

A completed application consists of 1) a proposal that explains the project, how the funds will be used, and why this funding is necessary for continued progress on the project; 2) a CV; 3) a detailed budget and timeline, and 4) two letters of recommendation.  Winning recipients should submit a report on their use of the funds to the Committee Chair by August of the year following the receipt of the award.

Applications must be received by September 15, 2017, and must be complete by that date.  Letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the AWSS Graduate Prize Committee Chair directly.

Please send all application materials by email attachment to the Committee Chair, Sharon Kowalsky, Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M, Commerce: Sharon.Kowalsky@tamuc.edu.

Date Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017

CfP: Postcolonial Approaches to Russian and Eastern European Theatre

We invite articles about specific case studies as well as introductory survey articles that analyze theatre and performance of a particular Russian, Eurasian or East European region through the prism of postcolonial theory.

Since 1989 the field of Slavic Studies has experienced a significant shift from historiographic research, which was favored for many years, to critical theory. This tendency offers an interdisciplinary view of Russian and Eastern European cultural history, reexamining it through the prism of trauma studies and postcolonial theory. Postcolonial theory emerged primarily as an economy based critical tool in the context of Western Europe’s conquest of Southeast Asia, Africa, and Pacific Rim. In Central and Eastern Europe the case has been complicated by layered historical narratives, with multiple waves of colonial and quasi-colonial political arrangements plaguing the region for the last three centuries – the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia, the Habsburg Monarchy / Austro-Hungarian Empire, Nazi Germany, and Soviet Russia do present a conundrum as to which borders constituted an authentic form of colonization and which resulted from multiple local conflicts.

What are the limits and possibilities of this shift towards postcolonial theory within Slavic Studies’ scholarship in theatre and performance studies? In postcolonial Eastern Europe the meta-theatrical role of theatre, and opera, has been at foremost to perform the visible, ocular proof of national unity by deconstructing and reconstructing a sense of national difference. Theatre and opera were essential to nation-building because they provided a platform for the evolution of a national discourse while enacting and solidifying a sense of shared national identity. More so, in Eastern Europe, and in Central Europe, the colonial condition influenced the dramatic form itself.
        
In new millennial Russia, with the rise of protest art devoted to social problems and inequalities (Pussy Riot’s & Pavel Pavlensky’s art, for instance), it can be argued that social critique is no longer a phenomenon of “non-conformity” after colonization, but instead it is a cultural movement that represents the zeitgeist of post-Soviet art.  Many of the new waves of performances that resist current political policy are also simultaneously trying to overcome a past-oriented paradigm, focusing exclusively on the disputed narratives of the Soviet memory. This art is labeled protest art and is considered within the field of politically motivated art as a space of reflection on the immediate present and the anticipated future.
             
Proposals (500 words) due June 15, 2017
First drafts due August 15, 2017
Final papers (5000 – 7000 words) due January 15, 2018
Please e-mail your proposals to:    weygandt@dal.ca     and    magdalena.romanska@yale.edu

Date Posted: Mon, 05 Jun 2017

Conferences & Workshops

CfP: BASEES Annual Conference 13-15 April 2018 (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)

BASEES Annual Conference 13-15 April 2018
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Call for papers
 
 
The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for its 2018 Annual Conference. The conference will be held Friday, 13 April to Sunday, 15 April, and will be based at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The 2017 conference attracted 500 delegates.

Panels, roundtables and papers are welcome in the following areas: Politics; History; Sociology and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; Economics. The conference especially welcomes participation by postgraduate research students and young scholars. The 2018 conference coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring and the events of ‘1968’. We will mark the occasion with special keynotes and roundtables reflecting on the Prague Spring, dissidence and the issue of human rights. Delegates are also invited to propose panels and roundtables on related topics.

To propose a panel or a paper you will need to fill in the electronic proposal form. There are separate forms for panels/roundtables and papers.

The deadline for panel/roundtable proposals is 30 September 2018, and 16 September 2018 for individual paper proposals.

Academic Conference Organisers: 
Dr Matthias Neumann (m.neumann@uea.ac.uk)
Dr Chris Jones (c.jones@uea.ac.uk)

Postgraduate members of BASEES who present papers are eligible to apply for financial support towards their conference costs. They need to complete the electronic application form and submit it by 30 September 2018.

The conference also welcomes proposals for postgraduate posters. These posters will be displayed prominently throughout the conference. Please complete the poster proposal form by 1 December 2018.

General enquiries about the conference are welcome at conference@basees.org
Date Posted: Tue, 20 Jun 2017

Call for Papers: Central Slavic Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, October 20-22, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 20-22, 2017.
 
Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies).  Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.
 
Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer at CentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than September 1, 2017.  Early proposals are encouraged.  All proposals should include:

  • Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information
  • For individual paper presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
  • For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
  • For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.

The CSC will also dedicate a separate portion of the conference to undergraduate research presentations.  Faculty are encouraged to support conference proposals from undergraduate students for this section of the conference.   Limited funding is available to provide graduate and undergraduate students with partial travel stipends. 
 
Charles Timberlake Memorial Symposium
Now a regular part of the CSC program, the symposium is dedicated to the memory and scholarly interests of longtime CSC member Charles Timberlake. Those interested in participating should contact symposium coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier at CentralSlavic@outlook.com.
 
Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize
Students who present at the CSC Annual Meeting are invited to participate in the Charles Timberlake Graduate Paper Prize competition.  Dedicated to the memory of Charles Timberlake as a teacher and mentor, the prize carries a cash award.
 
CSC registration and hotel reservation information will be available on the CSC website: http://www.slu.edu/international-studies-program/central-slavic-conference.  

Date Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017

CFP Deadline - June 15, 2017: Religion(s) and Power(s). Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Religion(s) and Power(s)

Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

October 5-6, 2017

The Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions in cooperation with Latvian Society for the Study of Religions and Estonian Society for the Study of Religions invites proposals for its upcoming international conference “Religion(s) and Power(s)”. To encourage new directions in the critical research of interrelations of religion(s) and power(s) from a broad range of approaches, we are seeking proposals on a wide range of topics including: 

  •    Private and public religions;
  •    Religions and politics;
  •    Non-religion and power;
  •    Religious inequalities and discrimination;
  •    Religions, human rights and justice;
  •    Powers of/within religions;
  •    Religion and nationalism;
  •    Mythology, divine kinship and power;
  •    Religion and colonialism;
  •    Religions and education.

Other topics related to the conference theme are also encouraged. 

Conference paper and session proposals must be sent by June 15, 2017. Please send your 250-300 word abstract and a 200-word personal bio to email:religiousstudieslt@gmail.com

Important conference dates:

June 15, 2017 – submission of conference papers and sessions proposals;

July 1, 2017 – notification of paper/session proposal acceptance;

July 1, 2017 – opening of registration for the conference;

August 15, 2017 – closing of registration for the conference;

September 1, 2017 – announcement of the conference program.

Conference Registration Fees: 

  • Members of national associations of Baltic States associations for the study of religions – 50 EUR;
  • Permanent/full-time faculty and non-affiliated participants – 80 EUR;
  • Graduate students and emeritus faculty – 50 EUR;
  • Late bird conference fee – 100 EUR.
Date Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017

CfP: Central Slavic Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 20-22, 2017.
 
Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies).  Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.
 
Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer at CentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than September 1, 2017.  Early proposals are encouraged.  All proposals should include:
 
·         Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information;
·         For individual paper presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
·         For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
·         For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.
 
The CSC will also dedicate a separate portion of the conference to undergraduate research presentations.  Faculty are encouraged to support conference proposals from undergraduate students for this section of the conference.   Limited funding is available to provide graduate and undergraduate students with partial travel stipends. 
 
Charles Timberlake Memorial Symposium
Now a regular part of the CSC program, the symposium is dedicated to the memory and scholarly interests of longtime CSC member Charles Timberlake. Those interested in participating should contact symposium coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier at CentralSlavic@outlook.com.
 
Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize
Students who present at the CSC Annual Meeting are invited to participate in the Charles Timberlake Graduate Paper Prize competition.  Dedicated to the memory of Charles Timberlake as a teacher and mentor, the prize carries a cash award.
 
CSC registration and hotel reservation information will be available on the CSC website: http://www.slu.edu/international-studies-program/central-slavic-conference.  

 

Date Posted: Tue, 13 Jun 2017

CFP 1917: Revolution, Resistance and Radicalism in the Atlantic

1917: Revolution, Radicalism, and Resistance in the Atlantic World
 
18th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History
 
The University of Texas at Arlington
 
Date of Conference: October 19-21, 2017
 
Submission Deadline: July 31
 
Keynote Speakers:
  • Dr. Erik S. McDuffie
  • Dr. Julia L. Mickenberg

The Transatlantic History Student Organization, in collaboration with Phi Alpha Theta, the Barksdale Lecture Series, the History Department, the Africa Program and the College of Liberal Arts, is sponsoring the Eighteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History.

Transatlantic history examines the circulation and interaction of people, goods, and ideas between and within any of the four continents surrounding the Atlantic basin between the time of the first Atlantic contacts in the 1400s and the present day. Situated primarily in the fields of social and cultural history, its approaches are problem-oriented in scope, and highlighted by comparative and transnational frameworks.
 
We invite papers and panel submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological, literary, sociological, and cartographic in nature—including interdisciplinary and digital humanities projects—that fall within the scope of transatlantic studies from both graduate students and young scholars. We will accept submissions for papers written in English, French, Spanish, and German.
 
The theme of this year’s conference is the impact of the Russian Revolutions of 1917 on the Atlantic World, examining the political, social, cultural, and economic reverberations and legacies prompted by the collapse of Russia’s ancien régime and the consolidation of Soviet/Bolshevik power. Inspiring hope and terror abroad, this conference aims to analyze the various transnational and international dimensions of the Russian Revolutions and how they shaped social and political movements in the Atlantic World, both directly and by virtue of establishing a new geopolitical context.
Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Communist, socialist, and anarchist internationalism
  • Imperialism/colonialism, anti-colonial movements, and decolonization
  • Transatlantic solidarity struggles
  • Women’s and feminist movements
  • Radical and social movement networks
  • Anti-war and peace activism during World War I and World War II
  • Refugees and exiles
  • Revolutions and uprisings of 1917-1923 (Russia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico, Greece, Ireland, Egypt, etc.)
  • Social, political, and cultural forms of anti-communism—both left- and right-wing
  • Fascism and anti-fascism
  • Cold War studies
  • Effects of 1917 on Artic Exploration
  • Effects of 1917 revolutions on Cartographic imagery
We also seek to explore and further establish shared terminology, methodologies, and defining parameters as they pertain to the field of transatlantic history. This conference has become an interdisciplinary and intercontinental meeting place where such ideas can converge into a common conversation.
 
Therefore, we also welcome papers on:
  • Twentieth-century empires
  • Transatlantic networks
  • Making of nation-states
  • Transnational spaces
  • Transatlantic migrations
  • Diaspora studies
  • Collective memory
  • Identity construction
  • Transatlantic cuisine and consumption
  • Intercultural transfer and transfer studies
  • Transnational families
  • Teaching transnational history
Selected participants’ papers will be considered for publication in Traversea, the peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal in transatlantic history.
 
Submission of individual paper abstracts should be approximately three hundred words in length and should be accompanied by an abbreviated (maximum one page) curriculum vita. Panel proposals (3-4 people) should include titles and abstracts of panels as a whole, as well as each individual paper. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2017. We will notify authors of accepted papers by August 15, 2017.
 
Paper and panel submissions should be made at https://form.jotform.us/70865303289159
 
Please direct all questions to Lydia Towns at lydia.towns@mavs.uta.edu.
Date Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017

CfP: 25th International Conference of Europeanists

The intensification of migrant flows and capital mobility in Europe in an era marked by economic instability and security crises has generated widespread political backlash that poses fundamental threats to Europe's core institutions. Understanding these developments necessitates the careful study of the wide-ranging and powerful processes of mobility, both from within and outside of Europe, that are reconfiguring identities and citizenship regimes across European nation-states. Because mobility processes are shaped by economic, cultural, and geopolitical factors and the challenges they raise span the domains of political governance, party politics, economic policy, security, and collective self-understanding, this topic requires interdisciplinary engagement across the social sciences and humanities. Many of the challenges facing Europe raise questions about the position of Europe in the world. What is specific about the European political crisis and what features does it share with comparable developments in the United States and Asia? To what degree are these changes fueled by transnational cooperation and the diffusion of strategies among political actors? What are the possible consequences of the ongoing migration patterns and the associated rise of populist politics for democratic institutions and the welfare state? How are mainstream parties on the left and the right responding to the challenges from the radical right, both in terms of electoral strategy and policy? How can tensions between essentialist views of ‘European values’ and the reality of mass migration be addressed through creative policies aimed at social and cultural inclusion?
 
In light of these concerns, the aim of the conference is to discuss the dimensions and dynamics of the nexus between existing and emergent (im)mobilities, values, and citizenship. While proposals on all topics related to Europe will be considered, special attention will be given to research that emphasizes the cultural, social, and political challenges related to Europe’s experience with internal and external migration. Projects that place the predictors, consequences, and lived realities of these developments in a comparative and international perspective are especially welcome. Specific topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
 
• Subnational, national, and European collective identities
• Practices of citizenship
• Social, cultural, and intellectual exchange
• Civic engagement and global responsibility
• Values, citizenship, and immigrant incorporation
• Governance

• Mobility and social exclusion
• Politics of heritage and memory
• Education and global citizenship
• International migration
• Pilgrimage, exploration, and migration
• Borders and security
• Anti-immigration politics
 
We welcome proposals in all these areas, including cross-thematic and interdisciplinary papers. Proposals may be submitted from August 8 to October 2, 2017. Priority will be given to panel submissions. Participants will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by December 15, 2017.
 
Information on how to submit proposals will be posted on the CES website and disseminated through its newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the CES Newsletter. For information on how to submit a proposal, please consult the Submission Help page.

https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/upcoming-conferences/11-meetings-and-conferences/314-25th-international-conference-of-europeanists-call-for-proposals

Date Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017

CfP: International Conference on “Folklore and Great Russian Revolution of 1917”

The A.M. Gorky Folklore Department of the Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences is conducting an International Conference on “Folklore and Great Russian Revolution of 1917.” The conference will take place on October, 12-13, 2017 at the Institute of World Literature.
The following themes are offered for discussion:
  • Folklore of February and October Revolutions (1917), new and rare information sources;
  • People and events of the Great Russian Revolution as reflected in oral history and folklore (chastushki, anecdotes, agitation songs, rumours)
  • The Great Russian Revolution in visual folklore images (posters, caricatures, fliers, etc.);
  • Folklore as a means of agitation and propaganda in the period of revolutions and the civil war (journals, fly-sheets, slogans, agitation theater, etc.);
  • The influence of the Russian Revolution on the folklore process (the transformation of traditional genres, the appearance of new folklore genres, and the formation of new rituals, holidays and mass activities);
  • The Russian Revolution’s influence on the lives of folklore researchers and folklore collectors;
  • the language of the Revolutionary era, renewal of speech practices and folklore (the new Bolshevik language, abbreviations, proverbs and aphorisms);
  • Plots, heroes, images, and ideas of the February and October revolutions in Soviet and post-Soviet folklore.
The working language is Russian. The deadline is June 30, 2017. Conference papers are planned to be published.
No registration fee is needed. Funds for transportation to Russia and accommodation in Moscow will not be provided.
The organizing committee consists of Vladimir Klaus (president), Yelena Minyonok (coordinator), Svetlana Sorokina, Vera Terekhina, Andrei Toporkov.
Please send the title of your paper and an abstract (500-600 characters) to the following address by June 30th: imli.conference2017@yandex.ru (to coordinator Yelena Minyonok) Please name your file: lastname_revoliutsiya_17
 
 
 Paper Proposal
Folklore and the Great Russian Revolution of 1917”
Name
 
Degree
 
Position
 
Place of work
 
E-mail contact
 
Theme
 
Paper title
 
Key words (5-6)
 
Necessary equipment
 

 
Paper Abstract (500-600 characters)
 
 

 

Date Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017

Vladimir Nabokov and Translation: Transatlantic Symposium

Vladimir Nabokov and Translation: Transatlantic Symposium
Lille, France -- Chapel Hill, USA
Spring 2018 -- Fall 2018

No translator and translation theorist has brought an equal amount of attention to the humble applied craft of literary translation than Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977). Standing at the crossroads of five languages and a matching number of literary traditions (English, French, German, Italian, and Russian), he experienced translation on a level inaccessible to the majority of his predecessors, presaging and influencing our modern understanding of the indispensability of linguistic and cultural interconnection.

Nabokov’s entered literature as a translator. He claimed to have retold Mayne Reid’s The Headless Horseman in French alexandrines at eleven, while his adaptation of Romain Rolland’s Colas Breugnon became the most exacting rite of passage of his career in letters. Yet while the controversy stirred by his rendition of Aleksandr Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin and the methodology of “literalism” he applied therein forever changed the way we conceive of translation today, the totality of his work in translation remains the least appreciated and understood area of Nabokov’s creative enterprise.

To address this omission, Drs. Julie Loison-Charles (University of Lille, France) and Stanislav Shvabrin (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) cordially invite you to submit a 500-word-long abstract explicating Nabokov’s legacy as translator and translation theorist as well as multiple other areas and instances of his engagement with “the art of verbal transmigration.”

We invite scholars interested in the multiple aspects of Nabokov’s legacy in translation to consider the following lines of inquiry:
* Nabokov as translator (with special emphasis on the vast number of works beyond Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Eugene Onegin);
* Nabokov’s translation theory, its evolution, and legacy;
* Translation as reflected in Nabokov’s works;
* Self-translation;
* Nabokov translated (collaboratively with the author and independently) or retranslated;
* Intersemiotic (audiovisual, cinematic, and theatrical) translations of Nabokov’s works;
* Teaching translation with Nabokov;
* The impact of translation on Nabokov’s writing.

The participants invited by the selection committee will have a choice to present their papers either in Lille, France (May 2018) or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (Autumn 2018). The two sections of the Symposium will work in concert to facilitate collaboration between participants on both sides of the Atlantic: papers will be made available to participants via a platform (written and/or recorded) and participants will be invited to collaborate when they focus on similar topics, to respond to a paper given in the previous section or to publish co-authored essays. This platform may also be used to work with graduate or post-graduate students in collaborative transatlantic seminars in translation.

Please send your abstracts (maximum 500 words, in English or French) to the following email addresses: julie.loison-charles@vladimir-nabokov.org OR shvabrin@email.unc.edu.

If you wish your abstract to be considered for the first installment of the Symposium in Lille, France, please send your abstract by September 1, 2017, and by May 1, 2018, for Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

This project is organized with the French Society Vladimir Nabokov – Les Chercheurs Enchantés, The Université of Lille, SHS (France) (Unit Research CECILLE) and the Center for Slavic Eurasian and East European Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).

Date Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017

Legacy of the Russian Revolution -- Final Call for Proposals

Legacy of the Russian Revolution -- Final Call for Proposals
 
The History and Political Science Department at Chestnut Hill College will host an interdisciplinary conference on "The Legacy of the Russian Revolution," November 16-18, 2017. Keynote speakers will be Sheila Fitzpatrick (University of Sydney, Australia, and University of Chicago, emeritus) and Wendy Goldman (Carnegie Mellon University).  Proposals for individual papers or panels are invited on any issue, both regional and international, related to "The Legacy of the Russian Revolution."  Papers may relate to the immediate or long-term ramifications of the Bolshevik seizure of power – political, diplomatic, military, social, economic, technological, intellectual, cultural, etc.
 
Proposals should be about 250-300 words and be accompanied by a CV.  Proposals from advanced graduate students will be considered. Papers will be allowed 20-25 minutes for presentation. We also seek individuals who are interested in serving as a Chair of a session. Presenters of papers and chairs of sessions are required to register for the conference.
 
Deadline for proposals is July 1, 2017. Send proposals to Holly Caldwell at russianrevolution@chc.edu or mail to Holly Caldwell at Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. To be placed on a mailing list for conference registration, send your name, mailing address, and email address to russianrevolution@chc.edu.
 
The conference website can be found at https://www.chc.edu/russianrevolution. 
Date Posted: Thu, 08 Jun 2017

Seminar for Undergraduate, MA, and Early PhD Students: A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union

January 8–12, 2018
Washington, DC

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the international seminar “A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.” This seminar will be held January 8–12, 2018, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

This seminar will acquaint undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students with the central topics, issues, and sources related to the study of Jewish life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, including prewar life, evacuation, mass shootings, rescue, forced labor, and issues of commemoration and memory, with a prominent geographical focus on Ukraine. Mandel Center scholars will lead discussions, and the seminar will include group analysis of many of the types of primary source material available in the Museum’s collections. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s extensive library, archival, and other collections.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Museum welcomes international applications from undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students who are enrolled in relevant academic disciplines at colleges and universities. Applications must include: (1) a confidential recommendation letter from a faculty member that addresses the applicant’s potential and relevant interests, background, training, and qualifications (including previous coursework, projects, publications, or language study); (2) the online application form; (3) a letter of interest from the applicant discussing his/her interest in Jewish life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union; and (4) a current curriculum vitae that lists relevant coursework, research papers, and academic presentations. Recommendation letters may be in English, Russian, or Ukrainian; all other application materials must be in English.  

Participants are required to attend the full duration of the seminar. Awards will include the cost of direct travel to and from each participant’s home institution and Washington, DC; shared lodging for the seminar’s duration; and select meals.

TO APPLY

After completing the online application form, please send the remaining application materials by e-mail or fax to:

Dr. Elana Jakel
Program Manager of the Initiative for the Study of Ukrainian Jewry
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
(e-mail) ejakel@ushmm.org
(fax) 202.479.9726

To preserve the confidentiality of recommendation letters, faculty recommenders must e-mail or fax their signed letters (on institutional letterhead) directly to Dr. Jakel; recommendation letters cannot be submitted by applicants.  

All application materials must be received by Friday, September 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by September 29, 2017.

This program is possible thanks to the generosity of the Piotr and Basheva Polsky Memorial Initiative for the Study of Ukrainian Jewry.

For more information, go to: www.ushmm.org/soviet-union-seminar

Date Posted: Thu, 08 Jun 2017

Summer/ language Opportunities

CFA: First Yiddish Summer School in Berlin, Aug 14th - Sept 1st, 2017

The Paris Yiddish Center – Medem Library is once again organizing a Summer Program of Yiddish Language and Literature. This time the program will be held in Berlin, at the Eastern European Institute of the Free University (Freie Universität), from August 14th to September 1st 2017.
 
The program will offer 4 levels of intensive courses in Yiddish, from beginners to advanced, as well as workshops, lectures, film screenings and other activities. The language courses will be taught by well-known and experienced teachers: Sharon Bar-Kochva, Natalia Krynicka, Sonia Pinkusowicz-Dratwa, Annick Prime-Margules and Karolina Szymaniak.
 
Tuition: 680 €
Students: 480 € (Scholarships are available to students under 30)
 
For more information :
Date Posted: Wed, 07 Jun 2017