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Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor Position

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University is seeking applications for an advanced assistant or tenured associate professor in the primary area of Russian literature and culture, to begin September 1, 2015. The area of specialization is open; candidates with a secondary interest and/or training in other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  
Candidates must demonstrate a distinguished record of scholarly publication, including a monograph, as well as excellence in teaching. They should combine a significant research specialization with competence in all periods of Russian literature and culture in order to teach a broad range of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contributing to collaborative research and teaching initiatives within and beyond the department. Near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures belongs to the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, an innovative consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives.
  
All applications materials must be submitted online via direct link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4268. Junior applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and bibliography, three confidential letters of recommendation, writing sample, and a brief statement of research interests (no more than three pages).  Applicants who already have tenure are not asked to submit the letters of recommendation.  For full consideration, please transmit all materials by November 1, 2014.

Inquiries (only) should be directed to Denys Roberts, Department Administrator, 650-723-4438, (denysroberts@stanford.edu), or Allen Sciutto at 650-724-1240 or (allen.sciutto@stanford.edu). Our street mailing address is DLCL/Slavic Languages and Literatures, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 01-240, Stanford, CA 94305-2006. However please be sure to submit your application and materials at AcademicJobsOnline.org.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.

Date Posted: Sat, 01 Nov 2014

Assistant Professor at USC

The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the area of 19th and/or 20th-century Russian literature. In addition to Ph.D. by August 2015 and significant scholarly potential, native or near-native fluency in Russian is required.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses in the University's general education program. 

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/29577 . Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for references.

In order to receive full consideration materials should be submitted no later than November 1, 2014. The department expects to conduct preliminary interviews at the ASEEES convention in San Antonio, Texas in November 2014 and the AATSEEL convention in Vancouver, British Columbia in January 2015.
 
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu .

 

Date Posted: Sat, 01 Nov 2014

Acquisitions Editor Associate: Academic Studies Press-Brighton, MA

Academic Studies Press, located in Brighton, MA, is seeking an Acquisitions Editor Associate to work 35 hours per week. The Acquisitions Editor Associate is responsible for: -Working with series editors and independently to research prospective authors -Communicating with prospective and current authors -Performing initial evaluations on proposals -Maintaining relationships with series editors -Negotiating contracts -Organizing information about all projects -Preparing for and attending conferences -Acting as liaison between the press and its authors -Creating and managing pre-production schedules, supervise the manuscript submission. Salary/Hours: 35 hours work week Salary 30K+ depending on the experience Send resume and cover letter to: igor.nemirovsky@academicstudiespress.com For more information about Academic Studies Press, please visit our website. Qualifications: The qualified candidate will have the following: Interest in Slavic studies and/or Jewish studies A bachelors degree, ideally in the social sciences or humanities The ability to work independently and with others -Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in writing, over the telephone, and in person The ability to multitask -Excellent organizational skills Computer literacy and ability to use computer programs including Word, Excel, database programs, and document and image files. The ideal candidate will have the following: Experience in publishing Knowledge in Russian or Hebrew
Date Posted: Sun, 31 Aug 2014

Comparative Literature Position at The Ohio State University

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University is seeking a candidate for a tenure-track position in Translation Studies. Viable candidates could have a background in the theory or practice of translation, a record of work as a translator (or interpreter), and/or experience with translation pedagogy and academic programs focused on translation. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent Russian language skills, as well as experience teaching in a North American academic setting. Expertise in an additional language is also highly desirable. The position requires the candidate to offer more general courses in Russian language, culture, or literature as well as in her/his area of expertise.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment (August 2015). To be considered for the position, they need to submit a CV, at least one sample translation together with the source text, and three letters of recommendation by 1 October 2014 to Helena Goscilo, Chair of Translation Studies Committee, OSU, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, 400 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Road, Columbus OH 43210.

Date Posted: Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

http://complit.uoregon.edu

The University of Oregon's Comparative Literature Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Translation Studies to begin September 16, 2015.  A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or other relevant field is required by the time of appointment.  Specialization in at least one language other than English is also required.  We seek applicants with demonstrated potential for outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, with preference given to candidates whose literary and linguistic expertise complements present strengths at Oregon.  Consideration will be limited to comparatists whose scholarship engages substantially and deliberately with translation and theories of translation as they bear upon one or more of the following: (1) literary history, with an emphasis on interactions between languages and epochs, (2) philosophy of language, understood broadly to include philology and/or the study of sign systems, (3) inter-media aesthetics, and (4) transnational studies.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a growing interest in translation within an interdepartmental framework.  We specifically invite applications from candidates with proven ability to contribute to the department's efforts to serve the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.

Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE SEARCH at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4324.  Submit letters of application, vitae, dossiers and a writing sample of about 25 pages by November 14, 2014.  EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Date Posted: Tue, 26 Aug 2014

Instructor or Senior Instructor of Russian

Portland State University
Job Title: Instructor or Senior Instructor of Russian

The Russian Program at PSU’s Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year full-time position teaching undergraduate Russian language. The position is for the academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters) beginning September 16, 2015, and is renewable. Informational interviews will be conducted by Skype or phone.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•       Teach 36 credits of undergraduate Russian language and culture courses according to the needs
         of the program.
•       Be responsible for first and second-year Russian language instruction 
•       Maintain regular office hours
•       Participate on program, departmental, college and/or university committees as assigned by the Chair
         and/or Section Head, and regularly attend faculty meetings.
Minimum Qualifications:
•       Masters degree or equivalent in Russian language, literature, linguistics or related field
•       Experience teaching Russian at the college level
•       Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English

Preferred Qualifications
•       ACTFL OPI training
•       Experience with and affinity for team teaching
•       Experience working with heritage speakers of Russian

To Apply
All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/search. Your application should include the following: letter of interest, CV, sample syllabus, and three letters of recommendation. Your referees must submit recommendation letters (on letterhead and signed) as email attachments to wlldept@pdx.edu or by regular mail to Russian Search Committee, Portland State University, Department of World Languages and Literatures, PO Box 751 (WLL), Portland, OR 97207. Submit all required materials by February 2, 2015 to be assured of consideration. Review will begin on February 2, 2015 and continue until finalists are identified.

Date Posted: Mon, 18 Aug 2014

P/T Lecturer at Rutgers

The Russian Program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is looking for a part-time lecturer with teaching experience at the college level to teach, starting Sept 4, the Fall semester of our third-year course in Russian.  The class meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:50 - 11:10am on our College Ave. campus in New Brunswick.  We invite local NJ/NY/PA candidates (or within easy commute) with native or near-native fluency in Russian and English to email their c.v. (listing 3 references) and cover letter (detailing teaching experience), toEmily Van Buskirk at evanbusk@rci.rutgers.edu as soon as possible. 

The application deadline is August 21, but we will consider candidates until the position is filled.  To find out more about our program, please see our website, http://reell.rutgers.edu/.

Date Posted: Sat, 16 Aug 2014

Tenure-Track position at NYU

The Department of Russian & Slavic Studies at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor from scholars whose work focuses on 20th-century Russian literature. Specialization in Modernism and/or poetry particularly desirable; other areas of specialization welcome as well. Position is to begin September 1, 2015, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching and departmental service; teaching load is two courses per semester. Must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2015.

We will begin reviewing applications by October 1, 2014; the deadline for applications is October 17, 2014. First-round interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES conference in San Antonio, TX (November 20-23).

To apply, please upload a c.v., a letter of application, three references, and a short writing sample such as an article or chapter through the following link:www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52113

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Date Posted: Tue, 05 Aug 2014

Deployment Logistics Coordinator, PAE-REACT

PAE seeks a full-time Deployment Logistics Coordinator in its Rosslyn Virginia office to provide logistical support to the REACT contract. Reporting directly to the REACT Project Manager, the incumbent will possess strong organizational and diplomatic skills, work independently under tight deadlines, function successfully in a team environment, and have prior experience with logistics and travel preparations.   Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Coordinator will be responsible for preparing and deploying qualified experts and elections observers for the REACT contract.  The incumbent will work as a member of a small team and recommend strategies to improve travel related efficiency and productivity.
 
Responsibilities include:   
·  Issues and maintains documents to deploy approximately 200 experts and volunteers deploying to OSCE positions in the Balkans, Central Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia annually, including contract and tax documents.
·  Manages all contract travel arrangements (including airline tickets, travel insurance, visas), compiles pre-deployment packages and provides all in-transit logistics and ongoing deployment support.
·  Reconciles all deployment and repatriation spending, contributing to monthly Human Resources and Customer reporting.
·  Supports and/or replaces the Project Support Manager during busy and leave periods.
·  Periodically ensure functioning of REACT’s Vienna, Austria office; eligible to participate in election observation missions.
 
Requirements:
·  Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of relevant work experience
·  Must be able to hold a Secret Clearance
·  Prior experience in logistics, travel preparations or related purchasing/tracking using excel is required
·  Any experience in making deployment arrangements in a global setting is highly desirable
·  Should be able to work across time zones and be flexible to work extended hours if and when required
·  Well-demonstrated people skills and communication skills
·  Should be task-oriented and be able to work independently
·  An understanding of the OSCE, election observation, Russian language skills, and work/living in the OSCE region are desirable.
 
To apply, send a CV and cover letter to rebecca.kilhefner@pae.com. Projected start date is September 29. Salary and benefit information will be shared with short-listed applicants.
Date Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014

Alfa Fellowship Alumni Association Assistant: Cultural Vistas-New York, NY

Cultural Vistas is seeking a part-time AFAA Assistant.

Assist the Alfa Fellowship Alumni Association (AFAA) executive board and Alfa Fellowship Program staff in planning, implementing and promoting AFAA activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with alumni, current Fellows and Cultural Vistas partners
  • Assist in the organization of AFAA events
  • Front end upkeep of the afpalumni.org website
  • Maintain updated AFAA members list
  • Manage budget of AFAA events, following established CV accounting protocol
  • Assist in marketing and mass mailings
  • Other tasks as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated capacity for managing projects and events
  • Working knowledge of basic budget and accounting procedures
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Possess commitment to professionalism and communicability
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of Cultural Vistas
  • Knowledge of international affairs, particularly those relating to Russia
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with staff, program benefactors, program participants and alumni, as well as U.S. and foreign government personnel and nonprofit community contacts
  • Russian language skills preferred, though not required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite products, particularly Excel. Prior CRM experience a plus. Website maintenance knowledge preferred.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree required; International Relations, Business, Education, or other related degree preferred.

  • Years of Experience: Minimum of 1 -2 years of administrative, customer service, client relations management or program management experience required. Prior international and/or educational experience strongly preferred.

    For more information and to apply, please see http://culturalvistas.org/about-us/careers/afaa-assistant
Date Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Internships

Internships with the Kennan Institute, Washington, DC, Fall 2014

Internships with the Kennan Institute - Fall 2014

The Kennan Institute offers unpaid research internships for undergraduate, graduate, and prospective graduate students. 
Each intern works with a scholar in residence at the Institute over a period of three to nine months. Applicants should have a good command of the Russian or Ukrainian language and ability to conduct independent research. This internship offers a flexible schedule of 15 hours per week and a metro subsidy for conducting off-site research. 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter describing your availability to work in Washington, D.C. and your research interests and strengths. You may send your application by email to joseph.dresen@wilsoncenter.org, or by regular mail to: 

Research Assistant Coordinator
Kennan Institute
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027

For more information, you may email Joseph Dresen, call (202) 691-4245, or click here

Date Posted: Fri, 01 Aug 2014

Communications Intern, Russia: Eurasia Foundation-Washington, D.C.

Details:

  • Assist staff with production of publications, including writing and translating articles, about program's activities
  • Assist the program with event planning tasks
  • Assist communications team with maintenance of the program's website, promotion materials and social media presence (e.g., Facebook, Twitter or YouTube)
  • Monitor news about program participants
  • Provide logistical support for staff and program participants

Qualifications:

  • College graduate.
  • Fluency in Russian
  • Experience with social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
  • Excellent writing, research and communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal/professional skills
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with Photoshop and/or InDesign preferred
  • Experience with website maintenance preferred

For more information, please see http://www.eurasia.org/careers/communications-intern-russia

Date Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Intern, Russia Fellowship Program: Eurasia Foundation-Washington, D.C.

Details: 

  • Assist staff in all organizational details concerning the Fellowships program.
  • Provide key program support for activities involving processing Fellows in advance of their participation, Fellowship orientation events and ongoing support to Fellows in the field.
  • Provide logistical support for fellowship staff and program participants.

Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting large-scale international exchanges and/or travel
  • College graduate or near graduation.
  • Fluency in Russian and English
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong familiarity with the US and Russia and with the relationship between the two countries
  • Candidates must have current authorization to work in the United States for the duration of the internship

For more information, please see http://www.eurasia.org/careers/intern-fellowships-russia-program

Date Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Funding

Pre- and Post- Doctoral Fellowships, The Harvard Academy

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history,
or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

Academy Scholars are appointed for two years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

http://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy_scholars_program.html

Date Posted: Thu, 28 Aug 2014

International Affairs Fellowship (2015-2016): Council on Foreign Relations-New York, NY

Launched in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is a distinguished program offered by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to assist mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. The program aims to strengthen career development by helping outstanding individuals acquire and apply foreign policy skills beyond the scope of their professional and scholarly achievements. The distinctive character of the IAF Program lies in the contrasting professional experiences fellows obtain through their twelve-month appointment. Selected fellows from academia and the private sector spend fellowship tenures in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials spend their tenures in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure. CFR awards approximately ten fellowships annually.

Qualifications:

The IAF Program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of twenty-seven and thirty-five who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. While a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects for which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period.

For more information, please see http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/iaf.html

Date Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Call for Applications: Advanced Academia Fellowships for International Scholars (CAS Sofia)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

2015/2016 ADVANCED ACADEMIA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS (SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES)

With the support of a donator within the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for Applications for its 2015/2016 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships for fundamental research in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.

Objective

CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre's wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia.

Format

CAS Sofia provides in-residence fellowships of two- to five- month duration to post-doctoral non-Bulgarian researchers. Junior as well as Senior scholars are invited to apply.

The selected Fellows are entitled to:

  • A monthly stipend of 700 euro (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia.
  • Accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases.
  • Travel allowance (400 euro)
  • Research expenses (100 euro p.m.)

Duration and Conditions

Candidates may apply for two periods:

  1. 1 March 2015 - 31 July 2015 (Summer semester)
  2. 1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016 (Winter semester)

N.B. The final invitation for fellowship depends on the ranking of the application and the preferred period. Availability for both periods is an advantage for the applicant. Please, indicate in the application form whether you prefer one or either period.

The selected Fellows will take part in the regular Fellow seminars and the other scientific events organized by the Centre (workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.) and are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars. The results of their work shall be summarized in a paper (in English), to be published in the electronic CAS Working Paper Series.

Eligibility

Candidates must:

  • Be non-Bulgarian citizens;
  • Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences;
  • International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.

Working Language

As an international academic institution CAS conducts most of its work in English which is also the language of the presentations of research results. Therefore, a good command of English is highly desirable.

APPLICATION

Links for downloading:

Please carefully consider these two documents when preparing your application. They can be downloaded also from www.cas.bg.

For Junior scholars (up to 12 years after PhD defense) only: two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant's academic work should be emailed to CAS by the referees.

Extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks which must be properly documented (maternity leave, long-term illness leave, national service).

All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to dimov@cas.bgwith a subject entry "Advanced Academia Fellowships"

Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2014

Selection Criteria

  • High quality of the candidate's academic portfolio and publications, participation in international research;
  • Innovative fundamental research proposal with significant contribution;
  • Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches are an advantage.

Selection Procedure

The selection will be carried out by the international Academic Council of CAS based on evaluation of the potential of the candidate relative to his/her career stage and the quality of the proposed project. In some special cases candidates may be invited for an interview. The results will be announced by the end of January 2015 by e-mail and at the website of the institute: http://www.cas.bg/. Members of the CAS Academic Council do not disclose their assessment reports on the applications to candidates.

The Academic Council reserves the right, in cases of candidatures with equal quality, to grant advantage to candidates that have not been CAS Fellows within the preceding 3 years / have not repeatedly held CAS fellowships in the past.

Contact Person and Mailing Address

Mr. Dimiter Dimov, e-mail: dimov@cas.bg 
Centre for Advanced Study Sofia; Sofia 1000, 7-B, Stefan Karadja Str, 
tel.: + 359 2 9803704 / fax: + 359 2 9803662

Date Posted: Tue, 29 Jul 2014

Fellow, Governance Studies Program, Brookings Institution

Brookings seeks to fill the position Fellow in the Governance Studies Program. The Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is accepting applications for a Fellow with a strong background in political institutions, elections, political behavior, or public policy. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Governance Studies, he or she will conduct research, writing, and outreach tasks for book-length publications and shorter policy pieces such as articles, policy reports, and opinion pieces in major newspapers. He/she will also conduct public and private discussions, raise money for research projects, and interact with the media.

Qualifications

Education/Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in political science, sociology, public policy, or a related discipline or have comparable experience. He/she will have a record of distinguished work or demonstrated potential for distinguished research.

Knowledge Requirements

A candidate may blend academic excellence with experience in the public or private sectors. The individual must have the ability and competence to conduct cutting edge research and outreach with an impact on public policy in addition to raise money for research projects.

Salary will depend on the candidate's qualifications and experience, and will be commensurate with experience. Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by July 1, 2015 is preferred.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a CV with a list of publications, a description of research interests, and at least three references by September 5, 2014. However, a review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. No phone calls and no employment agencies please.

Please indicate that you saw this job on GlobalJobs.org.

The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions. Established in 1916, Brookings analyzes current and emerging issues and produces new ideas that matter - for the nation and the world.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Date Posted: Mon, 28 Jul 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Society of Fellows, Dartmouth College

These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented and/or emerging fields.

Applications due October 15, 2014.

For more information, please click here.

Date Posted: Mon, 28 Jul 2014

Submissions

CFP: Young Researchers Conference: Writing the Past/Righting Memory

Submissions of abstract due by October 1, 2014
Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

 This conference will focus on the region of Russia, Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia and will include discussion on memory and history, remembering and forgetting, commemoration, institutionalization and marketing of memory in the context of various social and political processes such as migration and lustration, and comprise genres from memoirs to laws to investigative journalism to textbooks, film, and novels.  The conference will feature two keynote speakers, Grigorii Chkhartishvili and Alexander Etkind, and will be organized by panels suggested and put together by the Havighurst Center Faculty. When submitting an abstract please specify which panel you would like to be a part of and then submit your resume and abstract to the appropriate e-mail address indicated below.
 Proposals are requested from young scholars who have already completed their dissertation research (ABD) or have defended their dissertation within the last three years. This will be an intensive 3-day working conference (May 31-June 3, 2015), during which each of the selected papers will be critiqued by the other participants, including all invited presenters, keynote speakers, and a team of discussants made up of Miami University faculty. Papers will be circulated in advance, and participants are expected to be prepared to discuss other participants’ papers. The language of the conference will be English.
 

The conference will be held in Cuma (ancient Cumae), Italy, which is located on the Bay of Naples, one hour drive from Naples, and hour and a half from Capri. The train ride from Rome’s Termini train station is about 1-1/2 hours.  The Havighurst Center will provide all meals and 3 nights (shared room) at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma. Participants will be responsible for all travel to and from the Villa.
 

To be considered for the conference, submit an abstract to the appropriate panel organizer by
October 1, 2014. Please type "2015 Young Researchers Conference" as the subject of the email. Selected papers will be announced by December 1, 2014. If selected, participants must submit completed papers for circulation to other conference participants by April 15, 2015. 
Proposed Panels
 New Histories for New Times.  The collapse of communist systems in Central and Eastern Europe has led to the production of new historical narratives for the new nation-states of the region.  In Russia, the histories that have emerged have ranged from the tendentious (the controversial textbook by A. V. Filippov that described Stalin as an efficient manager who had to resort to extreme measures to preserve the state) to the more genuine (Boris Akunin's History of the Russian State, which aimed to be more "impartial and objective" in its approaches).  How have writers, scholars, and professional historians captured the past in their works since 1991?  How have new histories attempted to narrate the more recent, and more controversial, pasts?  What forms have these histories taken (textbooks, web sites, graphic novels, etc.)?  These are some of the questions this panel will tackle.  When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Stephen Norris at: norriss1@miamioh.edu.
 The Condition We Call Exile. The title of this panel, borrowed from Joseph Brodsky’s essay, will focus on the writings of Russian emigration in the 20th century. Vladimir Nabokov famously wrote: “Isn’t it necessary once and for all to refuse any longing for the fatherland, any fatherland, except that one, which is with me, in me, which clings like the silver of sea sand to the skin of the soles, lives in the eyes, in the blood, providing depth and horizon to the background of every hope?”  The panel will address narratives of exile and nostalgia, both in prose and poetry. Papers will address but not be limited to the following questions: how does the narrative of exile change from one wave of Russian emigration to the next? Is the conventional perception of nostalgia applicable to the Russian treatment of exile? How do the changes in political landscape affect exilic narratives?When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Zara M. Torlone at: torlonzm@miamioh.edu.
 Victims and Aggressors: Russia and its Neighbors in Contemporary Literature.
Since 1991 literature has responded to and exacerbated the vexed relationship between post-Soviet identity and the messianic role Russian culture ascribes to the written word. Edith Clowes argues that writing reflects and intensifies debates over the fate of the world’s largest country, a fate manifest in geographical terms (loss of certain territories, annexation of others) and how these appear in writing. This panel invites papers related to Russian literature (prose, poetry, drama, memoirs, online writing, etc.) after the Soviet Union, as well as papers dealing with literatures of the former USSR. Papers focusing on how Eastern European literature envisions Russia are also welcome. When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Ben Sutcliffe at: sutclibm@miamioh.edu.
Remembering Communism. In the 1990s and 2000s a new generation of authors with a particular background began to emerge: those who were born during the later stages of communism but began to write only after its collapse. This panel takes a closer look at the works of these writers. Around what topics, experiences and protagonists do such works revolve? How are the authors’ explorations of issues related to childhood and adolescence related to the effort understand how “the old system” worked? In what ways are experiences of power and reflections on the tangled relationship between politics and art feature in the mnemonic narratives they offer? When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract(no more than 300 words) to Venelin Ganev at: ganevvi@miamioh.edu.
 Affective Histories. This panel invites papers, which focus on interconnections between emotions, memory, or history. Various studies have shown that emotions are not substances to be discovered in our blood, they are not simply properties of persons, but social practices organized by stories we both enact and tell (Rosaldo 1984). Emotions are cognitive constructions, interpretations, embodied thoughts, thoughts seeped with the apprehension that ‘I am involved’ (Rosaldo 1984:143). What kind of emotions inhabit people’s memories? How do these memories express political belonging and citizenship? How do they project moral imperatives, desires, and visions of the future? How memories are embedded in material lives and experience? How do memories become a source for historical narratives or a form of resistance? What is the place of suffering in memory and history? This panel will explore themes which include remembering and commemoration; personal litanies and memory, suffering and nostalgia; and affective management of history by the state among others. When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Neringa Klumbytė at: klumbyn@miamioh.edu.
 Holy Russia’s Unpredictable Past. In the past century, the Russian Orthodox Church went from being the dominant religious institution of the Russian Empire, to an chaotic attempt at a “free church in a free state” after the February Revolution, to being the subject of intense persecution for more than two decades after the Bolshevik Revolution, to being subject to strict state control in the late Soviet period. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was perhaps again an attempt to create a “free church in a free state” during the Yeltsin years to once again something like the dominant religious institution in Putin’s Russia. How is the twentieth century remembered by the Russian Orthodox Church today? The Church has promoted the memory of those persecuted by the Soviets through its canonization of new martyrs and establishment of memorial sites to victims of the terror. Yet as official discourse under Putin about the Soviet period becomes more sanitized and positive, and the Church has grown increasingly close to the state, has the Church’s discourse about Soviet persecutions changed? Are there other ways in which the Church’s views of the Imperial, “democratic,” or Soviet past shifted in the past two decades? What are the differences in the discourse between the higher levels of the Moscow Patriarchate and those of other levels of the Church, be they scholarly or popular? When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Scott Kenworthy at: kenwors@miamioh.edu.

 

Date Posted: Wed, 01 Oct 2014

4th ICLDC - Call for Proposals

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION & CONSERVATION (ICLDC)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
General papers, posters, and electronic posters
 
Proposal submission deadline - August 31, 2014
 
INTRODUCTION

The 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), “Enriching Theory, Practice, & Application,” will be held February 26-March 1, 2015, at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. The conference is hosted by the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and is supported in part by the US National Science Foundation.

The program for this conference will feature two keynote talks, an integrated series of Master Classes on the documentation of linguistic structures, and a series of Sponsored Special Sessions on pedagogy in language conservation. An optional Hilo Field Study (on the Big Island of Hawai‘i) to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action will immediately follow the conference.

The theme of the 4th ICLDC, “Enriching Theory, Practice, and Application,” highlights the need to strengthen the links between language documentation (practice), deep understanding of grammatical structure (theory), and methods for teaching endangered languages (application). At this conference, we intend to focus on language documentation as the investigation of grammar and linguistic structure on the one hand, and the development of that investigation into sound pedagogy for endangered languages on the other. We hope you will join us.

For more information and links to past conferences, visit our conference website:  http://icldc-hawaii.org/
 

1) CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GENERAL CONFERENCE PAPERS, POSTERS, AND ELECTRONIC POSTERS 
Proposal deadline: August 31, 2014
Topics
We especially welcome abstracts that address the conference theme, “Enriching Theory, Practice, & Application.” Discipline-wide reflection on the relationship between the documentation of linguistic structure and language pedagogy is crucial if the proper documentation and conservation of endangered languages is to be effective. Our aim here is two-fold: to create citizen scientists who can reflect on their language for the purpose of teaching and documenting without being hindered by metalanguage, and to enrich the contributions of linguists to linguistic theory and description via documentation.

We are also seeking abstracts on the science of documentation and revitalization. Documentation is usually portrayed as a means of collecting language data, and revitalization is generally seen primarily as a kind of applied work directly benefiting communities. However, each of those domains is a genuine area of research, and we welcome presentations that treat documentation and revitalization not merely as activities, but also as domains requiring discussion, clarification, and theorization in their own right.
 
In addition to the topics above, we warmly welcome abstracts on other subjects in language documentation and conservation, which may include but are not limited to:
  • Archiving matters
  • All aspects of pedagogy in language conservation
  • Community experiences of revitalization
  • Data management
  • Ethical issues
  • Language planning
  • Lexicography and grammar design
  • Methods of assessing ethnolinguistic vitality
  • Orthography design
  • Teaching/learning small languages
  • Technology in documentation – methods and pitfalls
  • Topics in areal language documentation
  • Training in documentation methods – beyond the university
  • Assessing success in documentation and revitalization strategies 

Presentation formats
Papers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation with 10 minutes of question time.

Posters will be on display throughout the day of presentation. Poster presentations will run during the early afternoon. Poster presentations are recommended for authors who wish to present smaller, more specific topics, or descriptions of particular projects. 

Electronic posters (e-posters) are opportunities for presentations of software, websites, and other computer-based projects, in an environment that allows face-to-face interaction with the audience. Similar to a traditional poster session, e-poster presenters will use their own laptop computers to display their projects while the audience walks around, watching demonstrations and asking questions. E-poster sessions will take place in the early afternoon in a room with tables and internet access. 

To submit a general conference proposal (papers, posters, and electronic posters - deadline August 31, 2014) and for guidelines on submission, visit the Call for Proposals section of the ICLDC 4 website.

2) SCHOLARSHIPS
To help defray travel expenses to come and present at the conference, scholarships of up to US$1,500 will be awarded to the six best abstracts by (i) students and/or (ii) members of an endangered language community who are actively working to document their heritage language and who are not employed by a college or university. If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, please select the appropriate "Yes" button on the proposal submission form. This is applicable to regular conference papers only (not the Special Sessions). The scholarships are funded by support from the National Science Foundation Documenting Endangered Languages Program.

NOTE: Please be advised that these scholarships are considered taxable income under U.S. tax laws. U.S. citizens and permanent residents can expect to receive a 1099 form to figure into their annual tax return for 2015. Non-U.S. citizens/residents may have the applicable taxable amount (typically 30%) deducted from the scholarship check prior to receipt.
 
 
Questions?  Feel free to contact us at icldc@hawaii.edu
Date Posted: Sat, 16 Aug 2014

Hearing Texts: The Auditory in Slavic Literatures

Submissions due by August 31, 2014

ULBANDUS, the Slavic Review of Columbia University, is now requesting submissions for its next issue, which will follow last year’s successful issue on the visual (Ulbandus XV) with a focus on the auditory in Slavic literatures. We welcome papers that together will reveal the current state of scholarship on intersections between the auditory and the literary in the field of Slavic studies.

In addition to scholarly articles, ULBANDUS encourages submission of original poetry, fiction, translations, photography, and artwork. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2014.

 Manuscripts should be in UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FORMAT, double-spaced, and not exceed 25 pages in length. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and may be sent to hem2134@columbia.edu in .doc or .rtf format.

Alternatively, authors may submit 2 hard copies of their paper to:

ULBANDUS
Attn: Holly Myers
Columbia University
1130 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail code 2839
New York, NY, 10027  
USA

See the “How to Submit Work” link at the ULBANDUS website for further details, including a style guide. For inquiries or questions, please check our website, or write to hem2134@columbia.edu for more information.

ULBANDUS is a peer-reviewed journal. All articles and notes submitted for publication are reviewed anonymously and should be prepared so that the author's identity is not revealed either in the body of the manuscript or in bibliographic references. Manuscripts are read by at least two evaluators, who recommend acceptance or rejection.

Date Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014

4th International Balkan Annual Conference

The 4th International Balkan Annual Conference, “Turkey and Romania: Historical Ties and Future Collaborations in the Balkans” organized by Istanbul University in collaboration with The University of Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania between 15 and 18 October 2014.

The goals of the IBAC conference series are to bring together the scholars who study various aspects of Balkans broadening cooperation and interaction among them, and to establish a room to discuss the region’s past and future from different perspectives.

The 4th IBAC Conference will mainly focus on the relations between Turkish and Romania from a historical perspective and therefore papers should deal with one of the diverse topics such as history, politics; social and economic structures, language, art and culture etc. concerning both countries. Papers dealing with different issues about the Balkans are also welcomed.

If you wish to participate in the Conference please send an abstract of maximum 250 words with the title of your paper and the application form below to the email address (ibac@istanbul.edu.tr) until 20 August 2014.

GUIDELINES
Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words.
Language of the Conference: English
Deadline of abstracts submission: August 20, 2014
Notification of accepted papers to the authors: August 30, 2014

For further information on topics and guidelines, please visit our website: http://ibac.istanbul.edu.tr

Date Posted: Fri, 01 Aug 2014

Nabokov Online Journal 2015 Special Issue, Extended Deadline

Deadline extended for the next special issue of the Nabokov Online Journal, Vol. IX (2015) to 1 December 2014.

Intermedial Nabokov and Popular Culture

Since the 1960s, scholars have been debating the (de)merits of cinematic versions of Lolita. By the turn of the twenty-first century, Nabokov studies began to expand its scope to include discussions of how Nabokov’s narrative texts integrate other media and of how his works are adapted by other artists.

This special issue of NOJ will be devoted to the roles and intersections of intermediality and popular culture in Nabokov’s œuvre and in the present-day Nabokov imaginary in the widest sense. Essays may address the particular significance of intermediality for the absorption of popular culture into Nabokov’s works and vice versa. They may just as well discuss the forms and functions of intermediality in works of popular culture that reference and adapt Nabokov’s works.

For further questions, please contact the Associate Editor, Prof. Nassim Balestrini (Graz, Austria): nassim.balestrini@uni-graz.at

Date Posted: Wed, 30 Jul 2014

CFP: Palgrave Handbook on Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union

Call for Papers

Professor Melanie Ilic (Professor of Soviet History, University of Gloucestershire, UK) has been approached by a commissioning editor at Palgrave Macmillan to edit a volume of essays provisionally titled: The Palgrave Handbook on Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union.

It is envisaged that the Handbook will consist of between 20 and 25 chapters of between 6000 and 8000 words each. All 
contributions must be in English language. Contributions should be original research papers aimed at an audience of postgraduate students and established scholars in the field. The Handbook will be published initially in hardback, with a paperback version following after 18 months or two years.

At this stage, she is seeking expressions of interest from anyone who would like to contribute to the collection. These should consist of:
- a provisional chapter title
- a short abstract of 150-200 words outlining the chapter content
- a short biographical note providing your full title, current affiliation, email contact details, and a list of your most recent publications and / or current research topic

Please aim to send expressions of interest to milic@glos.ac.uk by the end of September 2014.

The aim is that the book should be published in 2017 to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolutions. For UK contributors, the aim is that the book will be ready well in advance of the REF2020 deadline.

Ideally the volume will include papers not only by established scholars in the field, but also by researchers with recently 
awarded doctorates and postgraduate students currently working on PhDs in this area.

Date Posted: Tue, 29 Jul 2014

AWSS 2014 Graduate Essay Prize

Call for Submissions: 2014 AWSS Graduate Essay Prize

AWSS invites submissions for the 2014 Graduate Essay Prize. The prize is awarded to the author of a chapter or article-length essay on any topic in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a woman, or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies written by a woman or a man. This competition is open to current doctoral students and to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2013-2014.  If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written during the academic year 2013-2014. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents.  Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated). Completed submissions must be received by September, 1 2014.

Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee; materials may be sent via regular mail or as email attachments.  Please address any questions to the chair of the prize committee.

Committee:

Adele Lindenmeyr, Ph.D., Committee Chair
Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Villanova University
SAC105
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085 USA
Adele.lindenmeyr@villanova.edu

Professor Janet Johnson
Associate Professor, Political Science & Women's Studies
Brooklyn College, CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Johnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Professor Adrienne Harris
Associate Professor of Russian
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97390
Old Main 313A
Waco, TX 76798-7390
Adrienne_Harris@baylor.edu

Date Posted: Mon, 28 Jul 2014

Conferences & Workshops

CFP: Subversive Practices and Imagined Realities in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe since 1945 (Norwich, UK, April 9-11, 2015)

CFP: Subversive Practices and Imagined Realities in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe since 1945

Norwich, UK

April 9-11, 2015

Deadline: November 10, 2014

Session Convenors:
Amy Bryzgel, University of Aberdeen, a.bryzgel@abdn.ac.uk
Andrea Euringer-Bátorová, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia, euringer-batorova@vsvu.sk

AAH2015 41st Annual Conference & Bookfair Sainsbury Centre for Art, UEA, Norwich, April 9-11, 2015

In communist Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, the building  of socialism had as its final endpoint a utopia that provided the ultimate motivation: sacrifice now, reward later. In its sheer impossibility, it was an elusive and illusory dream that formed the foundation for everyday life under totalitarian regime. Within this visionary world, artists such as Alexander Mlynarcik (Slovakia), Marko Kovacic  (Slovenia) or Mark Verlan (Moldova), created their own parallel worlds, utopias, dystopias, and fantastic domains. In many cases, alternative and nonofficial artists' works served to carve out a unique space in the so-called "grey zone" of Europe, which offered an alternative not only to state-sponsored socialism, but also to Western capitalism, both of which many artists and dissidents viewed with equal suspicion. This panel will examine a range of artistic ideas, participative strategies, subversive practices, networks and projects (imaginary or real), which demonstrate an alternative sphere of thinking and modes of creative living, and which possibly attempt to move beyond the classical binary systems of West and East - all from within an everyday world order that seemed to be set in stone. 
We also invite papers that offer a more differentiated view, even extending to the post-socialist period, aiming to reevaluate the nexus of aesthetics and politics and produce new interpretations and analytical approaches regarding counterculture and censorship, which explore the relational aspects of following binaries: official and unofficial, political and apolitical, permitted and prohibited - under totalitarian rule.

If you would like to offer a paper, please email BOTH session convenors directly, providing an abstract of a proposed paper of 30 minutes. The deadline for abstracts is November 10, 2014. Your paper abstract should be no more than 250 words, and include your name and institution affiliation (if any). You should receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your submission within two weeks from the session convenors. Unfortunately no fee is payable to speakers; all speakers must register and pay to attend the conference.

See more at: http://www.aah.org.uk/annual-conference/2015-conference and http://www.aah.org.uk/annual-conference/sessions2015/session27

Date Posted: Mon, 10 Nov 2014

CfP: "Giving Voice to Cultures: Practices of Russia-Britain Cross-Cultural Communication in the 21st Century," December 12-13, 2014

The question of intercultural contact between Russia and Britain in the past centuries has been widely studied across disciplines. However, the 21st century – the epoch of intensified globalisation and transnational mobility – has produced new models of giving voice to cultures intended for exchange and consumption. The contemporary period has put its own mark on the ways of construction and sharing cultural knowledge of a foreign place and facilitated the emergence of new behaviours and subjectivities. A variety of intercultural links between Russia and the UK have grown to include various patterns of migration and tourism as well new forms of business, academic and cultural contacts. This takes place against the unprecedented accessibility of information including a plethora of texts and images and a growing intensity of internet communication. In both countries, spaces of domestication of respectively Russian and British cultures and hybrid cultural forms are emerging.

Contemporary patterns and practices of giving voice to cultures require new approaches to the British-Russian inter-cultural dialogue. The conference sets out to explore practices of cross-cultural communication between Russia and Britain in the 21st century. It focuses on the forms and systems of meaning making in a variety of cultural fields in dialogue. We expect that the conference will address the ways of mutual representations and cross-cultural experiences of the Russians and British expressed in the media, literature, films, theatre; the translation of cultures in art exhibitions, concerts and other art forms; linguistic and cultural exchange in diasporas, digital communities and networking sites; tourism practices and discourses (travel guides, blogs, phrasebooks, etc.); questions of linguistic and cultural commoditization, spaces of cultural exchange, and related themes.

Approaches including socio-cultural linguistics, discourse studies, media and new media studies, cultural anthropology, theatre, film, visual studies, diaspora, tourism studies, and related disciplines are welcome.
The conference will explore (but not exclusively) the following themes:

•       Approaches to the UK-Russian cross-cultural communication in the 21 century.
•       Narratives of Russia and Russianness in Britain / of Britain and Britishness in Russia (national and transnational television, travel programmes, films, theatre, performances, music, art, literature including travel writing, Internet resources, blogs, communities and networking sites, etc.).
•       Literary and non-literary translation as a cross-cultural practice.
•       Sites of cultural exchange and domestication.
•       Migration as linguistic and cultural experience. Russian diaspora in the UK as a site of cultural exchange and cultural hybridity.
•       Holidaying and tourism as forms of cultural exchange (constructing and consuming “authenticity”; experiential tourism; visiting/seeing global events: Olympic games, Championships and festivals, etc.)
•       Discourses of consumption (shopping, dining, souvenir culture, etc.)
•       Linguistic and cultural commoditization.
•       Russia's cross-cultural exchanges with other cultures: differences and similarities to the UK.

We invite proposals for full paper panels, individual papers and roundtables. Proposals including paper abstracts of 250 words accompanied by a short CV are to be submitted by no later than 15 September 2014 to Dashkova.Centre@ed.ac.uk. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to register for the conference by the pre-registration deadline of 15 October. All participants are expected to submit a full version of their paper by 30 October 2014.

We expect that we would be able to offer a limited number of travelling grants.
Working languages of the conference are English and Russian.

The conference will take place at The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, the University of Edinburgh, 14 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh.

Date Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Call for Abstracts: "The Role of Class and Remuneration in Bioethics" Conference Panel

Seeking contributions to the panel "The Role of Class and Remuneration in Bioethics" at the Society for the Applied Anthropology Meeting in Pittsburgh (March 24-28, 2015)
Maryna Bazylevych, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women & Gender Studies, Luther College bazyma01@luther.edu
Anthropology has contributed substantial body of work pointing out the gaps in bioethics as a regulatory regime of health care in institutionalized settings around the world (Finkler 2008, Fox and Swazey 1984, Gordon 1988, Marshall 1992, Muller 1994). The fundamental principles of bioethics rely on these philosophical tenets and include respect for privacy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice. Professionalism of healthcare providers is often judged based on their exercise of these main bioethical principles in the context of professional autonomy from the state, self-regulation of training, ethics, and specialization, and a strong sense of corporate identity and responsibility. Anthropologists have argued that moral decision making of biomedical professionals is contextual and cannot be easily separated from institutional, political, economic, social, and cultural contexts. The proposed panel seeks to build on these critiques to investigate more thoroughly the role of remuneration and class in bioethics.
What meanings do remuneration and consideration of social hierarchies play in the medical providers’ understanding and practice of “everyday ethics” (Brodwin 2013)?
Farmer (1999, 2003) and Singer (1995) have long emphasized that poverty, inequality, and access to treatment should be central for the social studies of healthcare, for they disenfranchise both patients and medical providers. Sayer argues (2005:959) that moral issues are at the very center of the class inequalities because the latter “present people with… unequal access to the practices and goods that allow them warranted respect or conditional recognition.” People with lower incomes have little to no access to the lifestyles that are socially valued and therefore experience the blockage of the channels towards recognition and respect. They care about these blocked channels deeply and experience a whole range of sentiments in regards to the evaluation of their position in the social hierarchy, such as “pride, shame, envy, resentment, compassion and contempt,” which are all forms of emotional reason (Sayer 2005:948). Thus, remuneration and the providers’ relative standing compared to their patients’ and administrators’ must play a significant role in their practice. This panel seeks research that investigates these considerations in the medical profession and related fields.
How do money and class figure in the “everyday ethics” (Brodwin 2008) or “mundane reflexivity” (Sayer 2005) in health care?
Please, send your abstracts to Maryna Bazylevych at bazyma01@luther.edu at your earlier convenience and no later than September 15, 2014. The SfAA deadline for receipt of abstracts/sessions is October 15.
Date Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014

CfP: 22nd International Conference of Europeanists (Paris, France, July 8-10, 2015)

Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures, Sciences Po, Paris, France • July 8-10, 2015
In many historical moments, Europe’s futures have seemed not simply open and uncertain, but replete with contradiction. Similarly, in contemporary Europe, the responses of both ordinary Europeans and the continent’s collective institutions to the challenges posed by crisis again constitute a series of contradictions—many of which reiterate large questions from Europe’s past, while also affecting the ability of social forces to imagine possible futures.
Today, Europe is a space within which the principle of social solidarity appears firmly rooted, yet also one in which the politics of austerity threaten to erode welfare state commitments. It is a context in which supra-national institutions and transnational social connections have progressed far, but also the scene of substantial efforts to reassert nationalism. It is a setting in which many are disenchanted with mainstream politics, yet also challenged by the possible growth of new movements. These and other tensions manifest themselves in individual lives, social relations, institutions, and collective projects.
Thus, for its 2015 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers that examine such opposing tendencies and, facing forward, consider the many potential futures emerging from the European crisis. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. Although it is not mandatory that papers be related to the conference theme, papers that do so are especially welcome. The Committee will accept only two submissions per person as attendees may only present in a maximum of two sessions.
We strongly encourage participants to submit their proposals as part of an organized panel. Full panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process by the Program Committee. Participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the growing number of CES Research Networks.
Proposals may be submitted from August 18 to October 10, 2014. Participants will be notified of the Committee’s decisions by December 18, 2014. Information on how to submit will be posted on the Council's website and disseminated through its newsletter. To subscribe to the CES newsletter, join the CES mailing list today.
Juan Díez Medrano, Chair,
Council for European Studies 
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Jenny Andersson, Co-Chair
CES Conference Program Committee
Sciences Po, Paris Robert Fishman, Co-Chair
CES Conference Program Committee
University of Notre Dame

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Important Dates for the 2015 CES Conference

August 18 - October 10, 2014: Conference Submission Portal open.
December 18, 2014: All submitters will be notified regarding the status of their proposals.
January 11, 2015: Scheduling request deadline for all accepted conference participants.
February 4, 2015: By this date, the Council will publish the preliminary schedule for the 22nd International Conference of Europeanists.
March 31, 2015: Early-bird conference registration ends. Registration rates go up by $50!
May 11, 2015: All scheduled participants must register for the conference. Those who do not will have their names withdrawn from the program.
June 22, 2015: Checks no longer accepted as payment for conference registration. Cash, credit, debit, wire, and PayPal still welcome. Also, no refunds of registration payment offered after this date.
June 26, 2015: Recommended deadline for presenting authors to upload their papers.
Date Posted: Fri, 10 Oct 2014

CFP: Young Researchers Conference: Writing the Past/Righting Memory

Submissions of abstract due by October 1, 2014
Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

 This conference will focus on the region of Russia, Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia and will include discussion on memory and history, remembering and forgetting, commemoration, institutionalization and marketing of memory in the context of various social and political processes such as migration and lustration, and comprise genres from memoirs to laws to investigative journalism to textbooks, film, and novels.  The conference will feature two keynote speakers, Grigorii Chkhartishvili and Alexander Etkind, and will be organized by panels suggested and put together by the Havighurst Center Faculty. When submitting an abstract please specify which panel you would like to be a part of and then submit your resume and abstract to the appropriate e-mail address indicated below.
 Proposals are requested from young scholars who have already completed their dissertation research (ABD) or have defended their dissertation within the last three years. This will be an intensive 3-day working conference (May 31-June 3, 2015), during which each of the selected papers will be critiqued by the other participants, including all invited presenters, keynote speakers, and a team of discussants made up of Miami University faculty. Papers will be circulated in advance, and participants are expected to be prepared to discuss other participants’ papers. The language of the conference will be English.
 

The conference will be held in Cuma (ancient Cumae), Italy, which is located on the Bay of Naples, one hour drive from Naples, and hour and a half from Capri. The train ride from Rome’s Termini train station is about 1-1/2 hours.  The Havighurst Center will provide all meals and 3 nights (shared room) at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma. Participants will be responsible for all travel to and from the Villa.
 

To be considered for the conference, submit an abstract to the appropriate panel organizer by
October 1, 2014. Please type "2015 Young Researchers Conference" as the subject of the email. Selected papers will be announced by December 1, 2014. If selected, participants must submit completed papers for circulation to other conference participants by April 15, 2015. 
Proposed Panels
 New Histories for New Times.  The collapse of communist systems in Central and Eastern Europe has led to the production of new historical narratives for the new nation-states of the region.  In Russia, the histories that have emerged have ranged from the tendentious (the controversial textbook by A. V. Filippov that described Stalin as an efficient manager who had to resort to extreme measures to preserve the state) to the more genuine (Boris Akunin's History of the Russian State, which aimed to be more "impartial and objective" in its approaches).  How have writers, scholars, and professional historians captured the past in their works since 1991?  How have new histories attempted to narrate the more recent, and more controversial, pasts?  What forms have these histories taken (textbooks, web sites, graphic novels, etc.)?  These are some of the questions this panel will tackle.  When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Stephen Norris at: norriss1@miamioh.edu.
 The Condition We Call Exile. The title of this panel, borrowed from Joseph Brodsky’s essay, will focus on the writings of Russian emigration in the 20th century. Vladimir Nabokov famously wrote: “Isn’t it necessary once and for all to refuse any longing for the fatherland, any fatherland, except that one, which is with me, in me, which clings like the silver of sea sand to the skin of the soles, lives in the eyes, in the blood, providing depth and horizon to the background of every hope?”  The panel will address narratives of exile and nostalgia, both in prose and poetry. Papers will address but not be limited to the following questions: how does the narrative of exile change from one wave of Russian emigration to the next? Is the conventional perception of nostalgia applicable to the Russian treatment of exile? How do the changes in political landscape affect exilic narratives?When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Zara M. Torlone at: torlonzm@miamioh.edu.
 Victims and Aggressors: Russia and its Neighbors in Contemporary Literature.
Since 1991 literature has responded to and exacerbated the vexed relationship between post-Soviet identity and the messianic role Russian culture ascribes to the written word. Edith Clowes argues that writing reflects and intensifies debates over the fate of the world’s largest country, a fate manifest in geographical terms (loss of certain territories, annexation of others) and how these appear in writing. This panel invites papers related to Russian literature (prose, poetry, drama, memoirs, online writing, etc.) after the Soviet Union, as well as papers dealing with literatures of the former USSR. Papers focusing on how Eastern European literature envisions Russia are also welcome. When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Ben Sutcliffe at: sutclibm@miamioh.edu.
Remembering Communism. In the 1990s and 2000s a new generation of authors with a particular background began to emerge: those who were born during the later stages of communism but began to write only after its collapse. This panel takes a closer look at the works of these writers. Around what topics, experiences and protagonists do such works revolve? How are the authors’ explorations of issues related to childhood and adolescence related to the effort understand how “the old system” worked? In what ways are experiences of power and reflections on the tangled relationship between politics and art feature in the mnemonic narratives they offer? When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract(no more than 300 words) to Venelin Ganev at: ganevvi@miamioh.edu.
 Affective Histories. This panel invites papers, which focus on interconnections between emotions, memory, or history. Various studies have shown that emotions are not substances to be discovered in our blood, they are not simply properties of persons, but social practices organized by stories we both enact and tell (Rosaldo 1984). Emotions are cognitive constructions, interpretations, embodied thoughts, thoughts seeped with the apprehension that ‘I am involved’ (Rosaldo 1984:143). What kind of emotions inhabit people’s memories? How do these memories express political belonging and citizenship? How do they project moral imperatives, desires, and visions of the future? How memories are embedded in material lives and experience? How do memories become a source for historical narratives or a form of resistance? What is the place of suffering in memory and history? This panel will explore themes which include remembering and commemoration; personal litanies and memory, suffering and nostalgia; and affective management of history by the state among others. When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Neringa Klumbytė at: klumbyn@miamioh.edu.
 Holy Russia’s Unpredictable Past. In the past century, the Russian Orthodox Church went from being the dominant religious institution of the Russian Empire, to an chaotic attempt at a “free church in a free state” after the February Revolution, to being the subject of intense persecution for more than two decades after the Bolshevik Revolution, to being subject to strict state control in the late Soviet period. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was perhaps again an attempt to create a “free church in a free state” during the Yeltsin years to once again something like the dominant religious institution in Putin’s Russia. How is the twentieth century remembered by the Russian Orthodox Church today? The Church has promoted the memory of those persecuted by the Soviets through its canonization of new martyrs and establishment of memorial sites to victims of the terror. Yet as official discourse under Putin about the Soviet period becomes more sanitized and positive, and the Church has grown increasingly close to the state, has the Church’s discourse about Soviet persecutions changed? Are there other ways in which the Church’s views of the Imperial, “democratic,” or Soviet past shifted in the past two decades? What are the differences in the discourse between the higher levels of the Moscow Patriarchate and those of other levels of the Church, be they scholarly or popular? When applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Scott Kenworthy at: kenwors@miamioh.edu.

 

Date Posted: Wed, 01 Oct 2014

CfP: Loss and (re)Construction of Public Space in Post-Soviet Cities

Convenors: Lela Rekhviashvili, Carola Neugebauer              
 
The importance of public space as a site for power and resistance, facilitator of social exchange or a stage for art and performance has been long acknowledged in the academic literature. We understand public space as “all areas that are open and accessible to all members of the public in a society, in principle, though not necessarily in practice” (Orum & Neal, 2010). The purpose of this call for papers is to critically analyse the applicability and the importance of the term in a post-Soviet context. As public spaces host and reflect social and political cleavages, observing transformation of public spaces can be particularly helpful for understanding multiple and protracted transformation processes in post-Soviet societies. So far, however, changes in the meaning, design, use and negotiation of public space in post-Soviet cities remains to be terraincognita – besides notable exceptions such as the edited volume on ‘Urban Spaces after Socialism’ (Darieva & Kaschuba, 2011). This special issue aims to fill this gap in the literature through exploring the tension between the loss and (re)construction of urban public space in post-Soviet cities, focusing on the agents of change, their practices and institutional settings that shaped loss and (re)construction of  public space.

Acknowledging considerable differences in urban experiences during socialism and deepened divergence after the collapse of Soviet Union, the peculiarity of post-Soviet transformation and urban public spaces originates – from our point of view - from two ambivalent developments: the new liberating opportunities to reconstruct the public space after 1990 as well as – at the same time - the loss of publicness due to new exclusive hierarchies (Darieva & Kaschuba, 2011).

Even though the role of the public/private dichotomy in Soviet Union is still debated, there is a considerable consensus suggesting that public spaces were of limited use due to extensive political control and surveillance, making the ideal of ‘everyone’s space’ effectively into ‘no-one’s space’ throughout the Soviet period (Zhelnina, 2013). Against this experience, the increased global openness of post-Soviet cities, the political and institutional reforms, processes of privatization and socio-cultural diversification could possibly be a liberating experience to use and appropriate urban public space. Thus, with the collapse of Soviet Union, citizens gained an opportunity to reconstruct the public space, transform it through daily practices and enjoy freedom of expression.

At the same time, the transformation of public space has been taking place in unstable institutional settings resulting in loss or decay of public space. Looking at diverse trajectories of privatization, we observe that security of private property is not guaranteed and management of public property is not transparent. The institutional instability increased the vulnerability of post-Soviet cities against ‘new urban disorder’ (Lemon, 2011), illegal occupation and privatization of urban land, dominance of the interests of new business elites and consequently led to shrinkage and erosion of public space. Hence, post-Soviet cities have been exposed to un-regulated and un-negotiated privatisation, redesign and loss of public space.
The specific aim of this issue is to understand the tension and controversy surrounding the constraints and opportunities, (re)construction and loss of public space in Post-Soviet cities. Loss of public space can be related to privatization of previously public land, or to limitations on accessibility of public space, while (re)construction of public space can be seen as physical recovery and redesign of streets, squares plazas ,etc. More importantly (re)construction is related to increasing ‘publicness’ of the space through transformation of the meaning of the public space and inclusion of different segments of society, and their daily practices into the public space. Depending on the position of an observer or participant of the change, the same development could be interpreted as a loss or a gain. Mushrooming informal petty trade could be seen as a reduction of public space or as a transformation of previously strictly controlled space into a lively and vibrant city life, where even marginalised citizens can access and enjoy the public space. Governmental and municipal efforts of revitalising inner city neighbourhoods to make the city attractive and safe for tourists and citizens could be seen as saving the historical centres from decay and destruction, or as gentrification. Removal of Soviet symbols and monuments from buildings and squares could be assuring the identity of some parts of society while threatening others. The spread of shopping malls, outdoor cafes and restaurants could be seen as a construction of new spaces where citizens exchange political views or as an encroachment of private sector interests on public space.

We propose to understand these contested understandings and differential experiences of public space through a focus on agents of change, their practices and institutional settings that play on the loss and (re)construction of public space.
1.       Who are the collective and individual actors that participate in loss and (re)construction of public space? What are their interests, agendas and visions concerning design, accessibility and use of public space?
2.       What are the practices that different actors rely on? (E.g. How are the decisions made concerning the privatization of public space? How do governments communicate modernisation agendas with the citizens? What is the repertoire of contesting specific changes in public space? What types of negotiation (if any) are held among different stakeholders? What are the daily practices of the marginalised groups that transform the meaning and shape of public space? )
3.       What are the formal and informal institutions which regulate the privatization of public space? Which institutions granted the citizens’ access to the public space as well as rights to contest undesired changes? How did institutional changes affect the negotiation of opposing interests in public spaces?

We encourage empirical and/or theoretical contributions from different disciplines to enhance a fruitful dialogue concerning urban processes in general and transformation of public spaces in particular. We welcome single as well as multiple/comparative case studies questioning the meaning and transformation of urban space and emerging distinction between public and private, emphasising overtime continuities and discontinuities and cross case similarities and dissimilarities.

We invite full papers that address one of the topics outlined below. The peer-reviewed papers will be publsihed in a special issue of the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.  Papers should be sent to lel.rekhviashvili@gmail.com and c.s.neugebauer@gmx.de by 1 October 2014.

Date Posted: Wed, 01 Oct 2014

CFP: "Mechanisms of Cultural Memory: From Folk-lore to Media-lore," RANEPA, Moscow, 27-28 November 2014

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Laboratory of Theoretical Folkloristics

CALL FOR PAPERS

27–28 November 2014

Laboratory of Theoretical Folkloristics at SASH RANEPA will be hosting a conference ‘Mechanisms of Cultural Memory: from Folk-lore to Media-lore’

Cultural memory can be understood as transmission of socially valuable messages (‘cultural texts’) and can be thought of as information storage with in-built transmission mechanisms.

In the preliterate era (and also in the cultures that remain illiterate), folklore tradition is the only vehicle for preserving and transmitting some kind of ‘cultural information’, which therefore cannot be fully separated from it. Semantic elements (motifs, semes) of ‘texts of culture’ (verbal, actional, ‘reic’) are preserved for long periods of time as if percolating through changing languages, cultures and chronological periods. Oral transmission is characterized by face-to-face communication between the sender and the recipient, with no technical intermediary between them. It is impossible in an oral culture to transmit and preserve any message without periodically reproducing it. Accordingly, texts of oral culture often contain in themselves the rules for their memorization and performance. The same also holds with some provisos for non-verbal texts such as rituals, dances, etiquette rules, craft techniques, etc.

The emergence and spread of writing produced radically new mechanisms for storing and transmitting ‘cultural knowledge’. The emergence of technical intermediaries made it possible to address a much wider circle of recipients decreasing the importance of interactive aspects of communication. The written text (reproducing an oral text or verbalizing a non-verbal text) begins to play the role of often aims at substituting oral memory.  A written version of some piece of ‘cultural knowledge’ (including the knowledge about the past) involves entirely different ways of interaction with tradition bearers.

We live in the era of the third type of communication: ‘screen based’, chronologically following the written type but having 
more in common with the oral one with its immediacy and interactivity. Technical intermediaries which provide new 
opportunities for face-to-face communication become less prominent. A wide circle of recipients amalgamates into the 
image of the Other, who becomes the partner in the dialogue. This is a paradoxical similarity since the technology for 
information transmission and storing in the ‘screen age’ is radically different from those of the oral era.

The upcoming conference will be focused on discussing mechanisms of cultural memory in different ‘communication eras’ in all their diversity and complexity.

We ask the prospective participants to fill the form at http://goo.gl/J14IVG before September 1, 2014.

The organizing committee will make a decision on the inclusion of the paper in the conference program before September 15, 2014. There may be a possibility of reimbursement of travel expenses and free accommodation for the participants.

The papers will be published online before the beginning of the conference. Therefore, we ask all the scholars whose papers are accepted to submit them (up to 1000 words) to the organizing committee till October 15, 2014.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee at shagifolk@gmail.com
 

Date Posted: Mon, 01 Sep 2014

CFP: Central Slavic Conference, St. Louis, MO

November 7-9, 2014

The Hilton at the Ballpark

St. Louis, Missouri

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, roundtables, and poster presentations at its annual meeting, to be held in conjunction with the 2014 International Studies Association Midwest Conference (see link at bottom of announcement).

This year’s events include a keynote address by Russell Valentino (Indiana University) entitled “The Woman in the Window: Property, Consensual Fantasy, and the Quest for Masculine Virtue in the Russian Novel,” as well as a series of panels and roundtables on Ukraine jointly sponsored with ISA-Midwest.

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 most welcome.

Proposals for paper, panel, roundtable, and poster presentations should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer (dborgmey@slu.edu) no later than September 1, 2014.  All proposals should include:

• Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information;

• For individual paper / poster presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);

• For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);

• For roundtable: roundtable title and participant information.

Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with travel stipends.  

Charles Timberlake Memorial Symposium

Now a regular part of the CSC program, the symposium is dedicated to the scholarship of longtime CSC member Charles Timberlake. Those interested in participating should contact symposium coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier at monniern@missouri.edu.

Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize

Graduate 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 Professor Timberlake as teacher and mentor, the prize carries a cash award. Submissions should be sent electronically to prize coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier at monniern@missouri.edu no later than October 25th, 2014.

CSC conference registration is separate from ISA-M, but general information, including hotel reservations and the larger meeting can be found on the ISA Midwest Conference web page at: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=isamw&p=/index.

Date Posted: Tue, 26 Aug 2014

4th ICLDC - Call for Proposals

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION & CONSERVATION (ICLDC)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
General papers, posters, and electronic posters
 
Proposal submission deadline - August 31, 2014
 
INTRODUCTION

The 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), “Enriching Theory, Practice, & Application,” will be held February 26-March 1, 2015, at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. The conference is hosted by the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and is supported in part by the US National Science Foundation.

The program for this conference will feature two keynote talks, an integrated series of Master Classes on the documentation of linguistic structures, and a series of Sponsored Special Sessions on pedagogy in language conservation. An optional Hilo Field Study (on the Big Island of Hawai‘i) to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action will immediately follow the conference.

The theme of the 4th ICLDC, “Enriching Theory, Practice, and Application,” highlights the need to strengthen the links between language documentation (practice), deep understanding of grammatical structure (theory), and methods for teaching endangered languages (application). At this conference, we intend to focus on language documentation as the investigation of grammar and linguistic structure on the one hand, and the development of that investigation into sound pedagogy for endangered languages on the other. We hope you will join us.

For more information and links to past conferences, visit our conference website:  http://icldc-hawaii.org/
 

1) CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GENERAL CONFERENCE PAPERS, POSTERS, AND ELECTRONIC POSTERS 
Proposal deadline: August 31, 2014
Topics
We especially welcome abstracts that address the conference theme, “Enriching Theory, Practice, & Application.” Discipline-wide reflection on the relationship between the documentation of linguistic structure and language pedagogy is crucial if the proper documentation and conservation of endangered languages is to be effective. Our aim here is two-fold: to create citizen scientists who can reflect on their language for the purpose of teaching and documenting without being hindered by metalanguage, and to enrich the contributions of linguists to linguistic theory and description via documentation.

We are also seeking abstracts on the science of documentation and revitalization. Documentation is usually portrayed as a means of collecting language data, and revitalization is generally seen primarily as a kind of applied work directly benefiting communities. However, each of those domains is a genuine area of research, and we welcome presentations that treat documentation and revitalization not merely as activities, but also as domains requiring discussion, clarification, and theorization in their own right.
 
In addition to the topics above, we warmly welcome abstracts on other subjects in language documentation and conservation, which may include but are not limited to:
  • Archiving matters
  • All aspects of pedagogy in language conservation
  • Community experiences of revitalization
  • Data management
  • Ethical issues
  • Language planning
  • Lexicography and grammar design
  • Methods of assessing ethnolinguistic vitality
  • Orthography design
  • Teaching/learning small languages
  • Technology in documentation – methods and pitfalls
  • Topics in areal language documentation
  • Training in documentation methods – beyond the university
  • Assessing success in documentation and revitalization strategies 

Presentation formats
Papers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation with 10 minutes of question time.

Posters will be on display throughout the day of presentation. Poster presentations will run during the early afternoon. Poster presentations are recommended for authors who wish to present smaller, more specific topics, or descriptions of particular projects. 

Electronic posters (e-posters) are opportunities for presentations of software, websites, and other computer-based projects, in an environment that allows face-to-face interaction with the audience. Similar to a traditional poster session, e-poster presenters will use their own laptop computers to display their projects while the audience walks around, watching demonstrations and asking questions. E-poster sessions will take place in the early afternoon in a room with tables and internet access. 

To submit a general conference proposal (papers, posters, and electronic posters - deadline August 31, 2014) and for guidelines on submission, visit the Call for Proposals section of the ICLDC 4 website.

2) SCHOLARSHIPS
To help defray travel expenses to come and present at the conference, scholarships of up to US$1,500 will be awarded to the six best abstracts by (i) students and/or (ii) members of an endangered language community who are actively working to document their heritage language and who are not employed by a college or university. If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, please select the appropriate "Yes" button on the proposal submission form. This is applicable to regular conference papers only (not the Special Sessions). The scholarships are funded by support from the National Science Foundation Documenting Endangered Languages Program.

NOTE: Please be advised that these scholarships are considered taxable income under U.S. tax laws. U.S. citizens and permanent residents can expect to receive a 1099 form to figure into their annual tax return for 2015. Non-U.S. citizens/residents may have the applicable taxable amount (typically 30%) deducted from the scholarship check prior to receipt.
 
 
Questions?  Feel free to contact us at icldc@hawaii.edu
Date Posted: Sat, 16 Aug 2014

4th International Balkan Annual Conference

The 4th International Balkan Annual Conference, “Turkey and Romania: Historical Ties and Future Collaborations in the Balkans” organized by Istanbul University in collaboration with The University of Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania between 15 and 18 October 2014.

The goals of the IBAC conference series are to bring together the scholars who study various aspects of Balkans broadening cooperation and interaction among them, and to establish a room to discuss the region’s past and future from different perspectives.

The 4th IBAC Conference will mainly focus on the relations between Turkish and Romania from a historical perspective and therefore papers should deal with one of the diverse topics such as history, politics; social and economic structures, language, art and culture etc. concerning both countries. Papers dealing with different issues about the Balkans are also welcomed.

If you wish to participate in the Conference please send an abstract of maximum 250 words with the title of your paper and the application form below to the email address (ibac@istanbul.edu.tr) until 20 August 2014.

GUIDELINES
Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words.
Language of the Conference: English
Deadline of abstracts submission: August 20, 2014
Notification of accepted papers to the authors: August 30, 2014

For further information on topics and guidelines, please visit our website: http://ibac.istanbul.edu.tr

Date Posted: Fri, 01 Aug 2014

Summer/ language Opportunities