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Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, UW-Madison, Fall 2016

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Fall 2016

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin – Madison announces a one-semester position for a Visiting Assistant Professor for Fall 2016 to teach two courses: one advanced course in Russian language and literature (taught entirely in Russian to students beyond fourth-year Russian) and one course on Soviet literature in translation, with an optional discussion section in Russian. Active research agenda and readiness to perform service on departmental committees is expected. The successful candidate would need to be on campus by Monday, 29 August 2016, and classes begin on Tuesday, 6 September 2016.

Ph.D. in hand strongly preferred; however, ABD applicants will be considered, in which case the title would be Lecturer. The applicant should have experience teaching Russian language and literature at a North American university, including at least two semesters’ experience teaching Russian language and one semester’s experience teaching Russian literature in translation. Native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English is expected.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting 07/25/2016 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and list of three references by email to:

Professor Irina Shevelenko

Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic

idshevelenko@wisc.edu

Date Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016

Full-time Russian Instructorship Immediately Available at University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Instructor of Russian

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is accepting applications for a full-time non-tenure track Instructor of Russian beginning August 16, 2016 at a 9-month salary of $42,000. This is an annual appointment that must be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding. This position will be assigned a teaching load of four courses each semester (eight per academic year) in introductory through advanced Russian and also may be assigned service duties in the program.

We seek a collegue who is deeply committed to excellence in undergraduate language instruction and to fostering a sense of community in the program. We plan to conduct skype interviews the final week of July. The university requires citizenship or ongoing US work authorization for an instructor here.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree in Russian or a related field is required in hand by August 15, 2016. Evidence of excellent, successful Russian language teaching at the collegiate level; native or near-native fluency in Russian and English; and a strong commitment to program building and collegiality are also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in applied linguistics. A Ph.D. in Russian is desirable. Interest in leading study abroad trips to Russia welcome.

Application Process:

Candidates can complete an application and upload a CV, a letter stating interest in the position and teaching philosophy, a list of three references with contact information, and one full set of student evaluations from a Russian language class by visiting the USC HR site: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1468941297892

Please search for requisition number 010696

Please contact Judith Kalb (kalbj@mailbox.sc.edu) with any questions.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Date Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Part-Time Lecturer in Russian

Non-Tenure Track Lecturer of Russian

Texas A&M University announces a non-tenure track Lecturer position to teach beginning language courses in Russian. This is a one-semester, non-renewable, 75% time position. A PhD in Russian Language is preferred; MA required. Please email a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Ede Hilton-Lowe, ede@tamu.edu.
 
We will review applications then until the position is filled. Please contact Leighton Cooke (brett-cooke@tamu.edu) with any questions.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Date Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Part-time Lecturer in Russian at Georgia Tech

The School of Modern Languages at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA) is seeking a part-time lecturer in Russian to teach four courses at a range of levels in 2016-17. 

Ph.D. or A.B.D. in a relevant discipline required. Near-native or native Russian. University teaching experience preferred.  
 
Compensation is $5000/course. The Georgia Tech fall semester begins August 22.
 
Please send letter of interest, CV and three letters of recommendation to Dr. David Shook at david.shook@modlangs.gatech.edu. The offer will remain open until the position is filled.
Date Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Position in Ukrainian Cultural Studies. Deadline: August 1

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Germany) is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure track) of Ukrainian Culture to begin on April 1, 2017.

The candidate is expected to cover the full range of the subject “Ukrainian Cultural Studies” in teaching and research. The main focus of the position is Ukrainian culture in a regional and global context. Therefore, experience in cultural studies dealing with other cultures in Eastern Europe (especially Russian and/or Polish culture) is desired. Formal requirements for application include an excellent PhD degree in Slavic Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences or Eastern European History with a clear specialization in Ukrainian culture and experience in trans- and interdisciplinary research.
 
Application Deadline: August 1, 2016
 
Date Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Program Assistant, Eurasia, National Endowment for Democracy

Program Assistant, Eurasia (#1621)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant, Eurasia to provide administrative and programmatic support to the Eurasia region focusing on the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan). This is a non-exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy-building programs in the Eurasia region;
  • Maintaining accurate information on proposals and current projects in a database;
  • Providing general administrative support, such as tracking expenditure of funds, preparing documents for senior staff to review, copy editing;
  • Researching information as requested by the Senior Director and Program Officers about potential grantees and current developments in the region;
  • Assisting the Program Officers with general administrative duties;
  • Coordinating administration and information exchange between regional grant-making staff and other departments of the NED;
  • Helping to organize meetings, roundtables and other events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international relations, history, political science or area studies relevant to Eurasia);
  • Strong Proficiency in Russian;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English and Russian;
  • Knowledge of the political and social issues in the Eurasia region;
  • Administrative support experience;
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant, Eurasia – Job #1621 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please, no phone calls.

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf

Date Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Tenure Track Position in Russian Language at St. Olaf College

Russian Language and Area Studies

Tenure Track Search for 2017-2018

The Russian Language and Area Studies Department at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) tenure-track position in Russian language at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2017 (candidates should have earned their Ph.D. by August 2017, though ABD’s nearing the completion of their degree will be considered). We seek a gifted and enthusiastic language instructor with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students and enthusiasm for supporting the growth of the Russian Language and Area Studies on our campus. Teaching load is six courses with three courses in the fall semester and three courses in the spring semester. St. Olaf is on a 4-1-4 calendar and in general there will be no teaching during the month of January.  Candidates will teach language courses from beginning through advanced culture-centered language courses including our fourth-year language capstone course. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian is absolutely required.


Duties also involve frequent contact with students outside the classroom in recruiting and mentoring. Faculty members are expected to participate fully in department and college activities, being available to students, and assisting in college and department functions, such as the Russian House and various Russian activities. In addition, there are opportunities for Independent Research courses with students as well as Undergraduate Research.

St. Olaf College has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives; our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.


All applications are submitted online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application includes:

  1. Cover Letter - please briefly address research interests and potential for involving students in research projects.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Graduate School Transcript (copy/unofficial is acceptable for initial application)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample
  6. A URL linking to a video example of your teaching

In addition, please provide the names and emails of three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (we only ask for references’ names and emails; St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening). Completed applications will be reviewed as they come in. 

The St. Olaf Russian Language and Area Studies Department strives for a diverse and collaborative community of teachers and scholars that provides a lively and supportive environment for our students.

Date Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Russian History and Politics

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian History and Politics to be filled by 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

About the Department: http://ccrs.ku.dk/about/

The tenure track is offered in the field of Russian history and politics. In assessing research qualifications emphasis will be placed on whether the applicant has conducted research and published in the field of contemporary Russian/Soviet history, preferably with a research focus on foreign politics, regional security politics and/or East European perspectives.

It is particularly important that the applicant have a solid command of Russian and is thus able to conduct contextually well-grounded analyses. Moreover, the research should document originality and innovative academic approaches.

The successful applicant should be able to teach courses and lessons in Danish or English on the general history of Eastern Europe, Russian history, contemporary Russian and East European politics and society, methods and theories of history and political science, and to supervise B.A.- and MA-level students within these fields. The applicant is expected to provide a statement of his/her academic and pedagogical approaches to university teaching.

Applicants with further qualifications and competencies relevant to other of the Department’s programmes will be preferred.

The position also involves outreach activities as well as a certain number of administrative duties.

The tenure-track assistant professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration, and also to secure funding for and manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, and participate in academic assessments.

A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors.

Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.

Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at this homepage:http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/ and http://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=819421


Qualification requirements

Applicants must have a PhD degree or its equivalent within the area advertised. Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can demonstrate teaching experience at university level.

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Documented competences in both of these main fields of activity, as well as the ability to reflect on them, will be weighted in the assessment process (see further below).

Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following academic and personal qualifications:

  • Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output, e.g. number of publications published in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with internationally recognized publishing houses.
  • The applicant’s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigour, thoroughness, and accuracy
  • Teaching qualifications. See also our Educational Charter athttp://www.humanities.ku.dk/about/vision_and_goals/educational_charter/
  • Experience and qualifications with regard to dissemination of research, knowledge-sharing and engagement with the wider public, the media and the world of politics
  • Documentation of possible administrative qualifications

Tenure-track assistant professors must hold an academic record demonstrating internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized potential to make a future impact.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory, but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be taken into account. Applicants’ outreach qualifications, including the ability to attract external funding, will also be considered.

Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to teach in Danish as well as interact with colleagues and students.

For further details about the qualification requirements for assistant professorships, please refer to the job structure for academic staff: http://ufm.dk/lovstof/gaeldende-love-og-regler/uddannelsesinstitutioner/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Ingolf Thuesen, e-mail: it@hum.ku.dk.

Application

Applications must be submitted online in Adobe PDF or Word format. ZIP-files cannot be uploaded.

Please note that each field in the application form must contain a single file of max. 20Mb.

Please click on the “Apply online” icon at the bottom of the page.

The application must be written in English and must include the following enclosures:

  • Application letter/cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email address, telephone number and list of referees (maximum five names)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of involvement in organising research, establishment of research seminars, symposia and congresses, etc.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching).
  • Applicants may choose a maximum of five publications for assessment, of which at least two must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. At least two of these publications must have been published in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with internationally recognized publishing houses. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 5.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in English, German, French, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and (a lesser proportion of material in) Russian will be assessed.

All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.

Appointment procedure

After the application deadline, the Dean selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by email.

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR and Personnel Officer Mette Christensen, e-mail: vipadmin@hum.ku.dk.

Salary and conditions of employment

The post will be filled according to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual basis.  Compensation packages comprising a relocation bonus for international scholars and a special tax scheme are offered to researchers recruited abroad. As for the latter, see www.movingtodenmark.ku.dk

As a tenure-track assistant professor at the Faculty of Humanities you are offered a Start-up Package. See more at http://humanities.ku.dk/about/tenuretrack/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on what it is like working in Denmark before you apply for a position at the UCPH. See:http://ism.ku.dk/, http://workingconditions.ku.dk/ and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

The UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 CEST, 1 August 2016.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Date Posted: Mon, 23 May 2016

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Russian/ Soviet History since 1855, Yale University

The Yale University Department of History intends to make a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Russian/Soviet history since 1855, beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the entire modern period.  Applications are invited from historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. We welcome applications from historians who already hold teaching positions, as well as from recent PhDs and those who expect their PhD by the time of appointment.  

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women,  underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities.  Submit letter of application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading, and three letters of reference to https://apply.interfolio.com/35162. The review of applications will begin October 15, 2016.

For more information, please see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52943

Date Posted: Tue, 17 May 2016

Assistant Professor of Russian, Amherst College

The Amherst College Department of Russian invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2017. We are looking for a broadly-trained, theoretically-engaged scholar of Russian literature and culture. In addition to having a well-articulated research plan, the successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal-arts context.

Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and ten percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Our new colleague will teach two courses per semester, including all levels of Russian language and various aspects of Russia’s cultural legacy; contribute to the core curriculum of the department and the College’s liberal-arts curriculum; and advise undergraduate honors theses.  Amherst College is home to an internationally-renowned research institution, the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, and the department’s faculty regularly draws on its collections for teaching and research. The Center’s unique strengths lie in the visual and performing arts, the culture of modernism and the long twentieth century.  More information about the department is available at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/13477, and about the Center for Russian Culture at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/41771.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures in hand by the start of the appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required, and prior teaching experience is expected. Interested candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35265 a letter of application containing research and teaching statements, C.V., two course syllabi, a writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of candidates will begin on September 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by that date will receive full consideration. Questions about the search should be addressed to bwolfson@amherst.edu.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

Date Posted: Tue, 17 May 2016

Internships

Intern, Center for International Media Assistance / Fall 2016, National Endowment for Democracy

Intern, Center for International Media Assistance / Fall 2016 — (Job #1645)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of NED, approaches its mission by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world.

Position Summary:
CIMA is currently seeking an intern for fall 2016. The unpaid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students. Working on a small team, the intern will play a key role in supporting CIMA’s core activities, including assisting with events, publications, and mailings. The Intern will also have the opportunity, under CIMA staff guidance, to conduct their own research and contribute to CIMA’s blog on a topic relevant to their interests. The internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about an emerging field in development and media. The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, and/or democracy work.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage CIMA’s subscription-based email listings.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining CIMA’s website, as well as design and format of CIMA reports.
  • Attend meetings and hearings on media development topics as necessary.
  • Assist with arranging and executing meetings, events and social media.

Qualifications:

  • The internship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Applicants must have experience with content management systems (Drupal preferred), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator preferred).
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, or democracy work.
  • Applicants with graphic design skills and background are highly desired.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your information about your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and CIMA Fall Intern – Job #1645 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf

Date Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies), National Endowment for Democracy

Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies) –

Fall 2016 (Job # 1651)

The National Endowment for Democracy is an independent, bipartisan, grant making organization funded by an annual Congressional appropriation. Its aims are to promote democratic reform and foster civil society worldwide. The Endowment is also the home of the   International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and serves as the secretariat for the World Movement for Democracy. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to conduct independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. More information can be found at www.ned.org. The National Endowment for Democracy is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary:

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an intern for Fall 2016. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on the program’s website and social media presence, support for program publications and competition, and database management.  The intern will interact with Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the research and publications arm of the NED, and participate in the collegial environment of the Forum, including fellows’ presentations and other NED events. 

Duties: 

Intern will assist with:

  • Promotional efforts, including website and social media development
  • Orientation of Fall 2016 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows
  • Annual Reagan-Fascell fellowship competition, including correspondence with potential applicants and preparation of materials for the selection committee
  • Program publications, both print and electronic
  • Database management and implementation of administrative policies
  • Alumni relations and preparation for the program’s
  • Other duties, as appropriate

Qualifications:

We seek a college student with:

  • interest in human rights and international exchange
  • strong writing, editing, and communications skills
  • organizational skills and attention to detail
  • ability to earn academic credit for the internship
  • experience with database management, website development, and/or social media a plus
  • experience in desktop publishing, electronic publications, and graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit for each semester they internship with us and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2015

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Travel Reimbursement:

This position is unpaid; however, a reimbursement of $10 per day is available to offset commuter expenses.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, NED employment application, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern, Reagan Fascell Fellows (Fall 2016) – Job #1651 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.

Date Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Intelligence Analysis Summer Intern Program, National Security Agency (NSA)

Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide innovative professional work experiences that are significant and meaningful to your career and academic goals, enable you to explore the fascinating and unique world of intelligence, and give you the opportunity to serve your country? Look no further than the National Security Agency (NSA).  NSA's Intelligence Analysis (IA) Summer Internship offers the opportunity for training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline. The IA Summer Internship offers full-time paid internships for undergraduate and master's degree students each year. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field. 

You Are Part Of The Team! One Mission One Team!
You will receive training and be part of the team from day one. You will be assigned a supervisor and mentor to help you quickly learn and acclimate. During your first two weeks on the team, you will participate in the IA Internship orientation to become familiar with various policies, practices, procedures and key players at NSA and the IC.  

Your Contribution to the Community/Mission
As an NSA summer intern, you will participate in training and an apprenticeship to senior NSA analysts on vital strategic intelligence targets pertaining to special and ongoing projects. The projects and the accompanying analysis supports NSA's effort to provide a complete SIGINT picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community (IC) members and partners.  

Specific skills obtained include:
- Gaining sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of modern digital communications, particularly in the context of mobile communication systems
- Implementing network structure analysis or Analyzing network structures
- Using advanced analytic tools and techniques
- Executing advanced query techniques 
- Gaining a working knowledge of the structure and processes of the IC by being immersed in signals intelligence/intelligence topics, projects, conferences, and meetings  
- Conducting independent and original research, and documenting and communicating findings to help satisfy customer requirements
- Applying logic, analysis, creativity, judgment and systematic approaches to gather, evaluate and use information/intelligence

Qualifications

- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance 
- Must be a full-time undergraduate student entering the final year of a degree program or a graduate level student 
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 preferred; Strong candidates with a slightly lower GPA will be considered on a case by case basis as space allows
- Must be available for the entire 12-week program
- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between May 2016 and March 2017
- Major studies areas of consideration:
o International Affairs/Politics/Relations
o Intelligence/Security Studies
o Regional Studies
o Decision/Information/Data Science
o Note: Majors/Minors/Certificate programs or multiple courses in computer science, networking, cyber security, physics, technology, telecommunications and geography areas are highly sought 
- Students attending schools designated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE) in National Security Studies and designated as IC Scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. IC CAE schools are listed on our Institutions Page.

Clearance/Security Requirements
Applicants will be processed for a security clearance, and will be required to pass a psychological exam, lifestyle and counter intelligence polygraph, drug screening test, and complete a comprehensive history form that documents your foreign travel, educational background and employment history, among other areas.

Application Deadline
Applications for the 2017 program are accepted 15 May - 15 October 2016.

Salary
The NSA internship is a PAID internship.  Students will earn a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.

Benefits and Housing 
Interns will receive the following benefits:
- Annual leave, sick leave and paid federal holidays 
- Participation in agency-wide extracurricular programs 
- Round trip airfare ticket to and from school, or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government-issued airline ticket for students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Ft. Meade, MD
- Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main HQs campus 
- Interns are  hired on a temporary appointment, and are not eligible for health insurance, life insurance, or Thrift Savings Plan benefits

Application instructions

*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org*

To apply, please see here.

Date Posted: Wed, 01 Jun 2016

Funding

Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grants

University of Illinois Graduate College - Dissertation Travel Grants (Fall Competition)
 
Deadline(s): Anticipated 9/2016
Departmental nomination required
Dissertation Travel Grants provide reimbursement to subsidize travel and associated costs necessary for doctoral dissertation research, whether for exploring a potential dissertation topic (i.e., before extensive research has been done) or for conducting dissertation research. Approximately 12 grants at amounts up to $5,000 will be awarded given sufficient funding.  An awardee's nominating department must commit to contributing 12% of the cost of the grant.
Travel funded through the fall 2015 competition must begin no later than December 31, 2016 and must be completed by May 31, 2017.
The criteria used in making awards are the necessity for travel; the significance, coherence, and feasibility of the proposed research as determined from the proposal; and letters of support. The student's productivity and efficient progress toward the degree as shown in the academic record are also evaluated.  Students who have already received a Graduate College dissertation travel grant are not eligible. Grants will not be awarded for travel that has taken place prior to the completion of the competition process. 
Departments may submit up to three nominations.
 
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to the PhD, DMA, or EdD.
  • Students do not need to be registered at the time of application or during the time of travel.
Notes on the proposal:  The proposal should be written for the non-specialist reader and should describe the specific research that would be undertaken during the tenure of the grant.  Students should organize the proposal to include these sections: research question(s), literature review, theoretical framework, significance, methods, and any preliminary findings.
In addition, the proposal should explain how travel is essential for the research, including specific locations and dates of travel. The student should indicate how far he/she has progressed in the research project, what remains to be done, and how the research would contribute to the quality and timely completion of the dissertation. If the research project involves human subjects or vertebrate animals, the student should describe what steps have been or will be taken to secure the necessary research approvals.
 
Notes on the budget:  Awards are contingent on availability of funds. The budget should be cost-effective and commensurate with the distance and time of travel. The highest priority for awards will be transportation expenses. Other allowable expenses include lodging, food, insurance, research passes or permits, visas, and required vaccinations, but these expenses may receive lower priority due to budget constraints.
 
Expenses not allowed: Travel expenses for any travel that has already occurred; travel expenses for colleagues or personal companions; cost of using university vehicle; participant incentives; equipment; supplies; photocopies; conference travel; course registration; tuition.
The budget worksheet should contain the dates of travel and specify the amounts and categories up to $5,000, detailing and justifying expenses using estimated actual costs. Do not use per diem calculations. Indicate the source of the budget estimates (travel agency, website, etc.).
 
Applicant checklist: Applicants should submit the following to their departments by the department deadline.
  • A research proposal of no more than three double-spaced pages using 12-point type and one-inch margins. Bibliography or references cited should be presented, and are not included in page limit.  Proposals either exceeding the three-page limit or with improper font size will not be considered.
  • A curriculum vitae, including list of publications.
  • A letter from the student's thesis director, discussing the significance of the proposed dissertation, the student's academic and research accomplishments, and the student’s specific stage in the degree program (milestones passed, requirements remaining to be completed, and estimated length of time to degree completion).
  • A completed Dissertation Travel Grant Budget Worksheet (available from the Guidelines page), giving the dates of travel and specifying and justifying expenses up to $5,000 during the proposed travel. Students should refer to the Guidelines.  The worksheet should be accompanied by a brief (~1/2 page) budget justification narrative explaining each of the items requested.
Department checklist:
Departments must compile each student's materials into a single pdf file and then email the files to GradCompetitions@illinois.edu by the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The following materials are required for each nomination, and they should appear in the following order:
  • Dissertation Travel Award Nomination Form with a ranking of 1-3, if applicable.
  • Departmental nomination letter, including the following information:
    • A rank order 1-3, with rationale of ranking.
    • Whether the proposal is for domestic or international travel.
    • Whether all coursework has been completed.
    • A statement of whether the proposal is for pre-dissertation research (beginning or advanced) or final research, explaining the criteria. If the proposal is for final research, give the preliminary examination date (passed or scheduled) and explain the function of the preliminary examination within the student’s unit.
    • If the proposal uses human subjects or vertebrate animals, verification that steps have been or will be taken to secure the necessary research approvals.
    • Verification of the department’s willingness to contribute 12% of the grantee’s expenses.
  • Materials required from the student:
    • Proposal.
    • Curriculum vitae.
    • Letter of recommendation from thesis director.
    • Budget Worksheet, with brief (~1/2 page) budget justification narrative.
  • Note: A transcript is also required as part of the nomination package. However, departments/applicants need not submit transcripts.  Instead, the Graduate College will obtain transcripts independently through Banner.
Reporting Requirements: All Dissertation Travel Grant recipients are required to submit a one-page report and reimbursement paperwork within one month after travel has concluded.
 
Disbursement: Funds are disbursed in the form of a reimbursement following submission and review of all required reporting materials.
 
Contact: For further information contact the Graduate College Fellowship Office at 333-0036 or GradCompetitions@illinois.edu.
Date Posted: Mon, 25 Jul 2016

Graduate College Master's Project Travel Grant

University of Illinois Graduate College - Master's Project Travel Grants (Fall Competition)
 
Deadline(s): Anticipated 9/2016
Departmental nomination required
The Graduate College's Master's Project Travel Grants provide reimbursement for travel-related costs incurred for the completion of an off-campus, short-term project required of one of the University’s masters degree programs.  Approximately 10 grants of up to $500 will be awarded given sufficient funding.  Grant recipients are expected to conclude their travel by August 31, 2016.
Selection criteria include necessity for travel, significance and feasibility of the project, and the applicant’s academic record and accomplishments. Budget constraints may call for the selection committee to give priority to nominees in terminal masters programs.
 
Eligibility:
Only projects that satisfy
all three of the following requirements are eligible:
  • The project is short-term.
  • The project satisfies requirements for master’s degree.
  • The required project takes place outside of Urbana-Champaign (i.e., travel is required).
Typical projects would include thesis research, travel for performance or exhibition that is required for degree completion, or final projects required for degree completion.  Projects not eligible for support include internships, practicums, independent study, conference travel, and traveling for a performance or exhibition that is not required for degree completion.
 
Allowable Expenses:
Allowable expenses include transportation, lodging, food, and other travel-related expenses.  Expenses not allowable include equipment, supplies, photocopies, phone, internet access, participant incentives, and course registration.
 
Student Checklist:
Students should submit the following to their departments by the department deadline:
  • A project summary of no more than two double-spaced pages using 12-point font and one-inch margins.  The summary should detail the nature of the project (e.g. thesis research, required final project, exhibition, performance) including its significance, specific activities, location, dates, and intended results.  A separate one-page bibliography is allowed.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A letter from the student’s adviser that describes the project’s role in the degree completion process, discusses the significance of the proposed project, along with the student’s academic record and accomplishments.
  • A one-page budget.  The budget page should include all items requested, complete with budget notes explaining each item.  Also indicate sources of the budget estimates.
Nomination Process:
Departments are limited to
three nominations. Departments must compile each student's materials into a single pdf file and then email the files to GradCompetitions@illinois.edu by the deadline.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The following materials are required for each nomination, and they should appear in the following order:
  • Master's Travel Award Nomination Form
  • Letter on departmental letterhead ranking the nominees in order of funding priority.
  • Nominee's materials:
    • Project Summary
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter from student's adviser
    • Budget
  • Note: A transcript is also required as part of the nomination package. However, departments/applicants need not submit transcripts.  Instead, the Graduate College will obtain transcripts independently through Banner.
Follow-Up Report:
All grant recipients are required to submit a one-page report and reimbursement paperwork within one month after travel has concluded.
 
Contact Information:
For further information contact the Graduate College Fellowship Office at 333-0036 or GradCompetitions@illinois.edu
.
Date Posted: Mon, 25 Jul 2016

Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-20

Four postdoctoral fellowships are available in the Princeton Society of Fellows for 2017-20.  The fields are: Open; Humanistic Studies; LGBT Studies; Race and/or Ethnicity Studies.  
 
We seek a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcome candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. We hope you will encourage outstanding graduate students to apply—those now finishing their Ph.D., and those who received their degree after January 1, 2015.    
 
For more information and to apply, please see http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/ 
 
Our postmark application deadline is September 15, 2016. 
Date Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Call for Applications - SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship & Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

Call for Applications

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship:

InterAsian Contexts and Connections

& Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

Applications due September 19, 2016

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its recently expanded and enhanced Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, funded with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Following on three successful grants cycles, through which more than fifty individual fellowships totaling nearly 2 million USD have been awarded, the SSRC is continuing its transregional grants program, offering a 2016 Junior Scholar grants competition and awarding approximately twenty grants of up to $45,000 to researchers in any world region. 

In addition, working closely with the CETREN Transregional Research Network at the University of Göttingen in Germany, the SSRC is pleased to offer a new category of fellowship in 2016 – the SSRC Global Summer Semester Residencyat the University of Göttingen (residency dates April 15, 2017–July 15, 2017).Note: this award is subject to final grant approval from the German Ministry of Education and Research.

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research, strengthening the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world, and developing new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies. These fellowships help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, up to five years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the fellowships will create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the grant period through intensive workshops and activities that promote transregional perspectives on individual campuses. The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship and Global Summer Semester Residency will thus provide promising scholars support at critical junctures in their careers, advance transregional research, and establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

The broad intellectual thrust of the fellowships will continue to be InterAsian Contexts and Connections, or the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. In addition, applications that explore the networks that connect Asia with Africa are encouraged for the 2016 awards cycle. Proposals should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples across the boundaries of regions and countries (such as religion, migration/diaspora, media, literature and other arts, shared access to natural resources, cultural and economic continua, and resource flows), those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements), and those that are situated at the nexus of the global/regional/local (such as youth culture, tourist arts, illicit flows).

Invitational priorities for the 2016–2017 Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship include:  

  • Afro-Asian Connections
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Religious Networks
  • Migration & Refugees
  • Resources & Archives

This does not preclude proposals on other topics.

Invitational priorities for the 2017 Global Summer Semester Residencies include:

  • Movements of Knowledge
  • Media, Migration, and the Moving Political
  • Religious Networks

This does not preclude proposals on other topics that engage with existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen.

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellows will be selected through a two-part application process. Upon review of the preliminary applications submitted in September, the Selection Committee will invite select applicants to submit full narrative proposals in fall 2016. Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2017, and fellowship funds can be disbursed flexibly over the sixteen month period between April 1, 2017 and August 1, 2018.

Global Summer Semester Residency fellowships will be awarded in fall 2016.

The application processes, eligibility criteria, and award amounts vary across competitions. Applications and additional fellowship details, including former fellows’ research abstracts and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website at:

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship.

For additional inquiries, please contact us at transregional@ssrc.org
 

Date Posted: Mon, 27 Jun 2016

NEH Summer Stipend Applications Due August 19

Request for Proposals:

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Awards 2017

Internal Limited-Submission Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

Learn more about NEH Summer Stipends at the IPRH website.

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES SUMMER STIPEND PROGRAM FOR SUMMER 2017. Successful applicants receive an outright award of $6,000 to support two continuous months of research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months, and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. (NEH Summer Stipends do not require cost sharing and do not include indirect costs.)

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars; organizations are not eligible to apply. Summer stipends support projects at any stage of development. The NEH invites projects related to its new initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which seeks to connect the study of the humanities to the current conditions of national life. Note that the Common Good initiative incorporates the Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service. In response to the destruction of cultural heritage materials worldwide, NEH also encourages applications for projects that study, document, or create digital representations of lost or imperiled cultural heritage materials. (Please review the NEH Summer Stipend guidelines for examples of projects that are not supported by the NEH.) Guidelines, along with FAQs, applications materials, and sample applications narratives can be found at:http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends.

Full-time faculty applicants must be nominated to the NEH by their home institutions, and only two nominations (at any rank) may be made to the NEH by each university. If you are a full-time faculty member, please do not submit an application directly to the NEH; you must apply first to the internal Urbana campus competition (procedures below). Only if you are selected as a campus nominee, can you proceed to apply to NEH. Campus nominees' applications will be due to NEH by September 29, 2016.

INTERNAL APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

One digital copy of the application, consisting of:

  1. a project narrative (prepared exactly according to pages 7-9 of the NEH guidelines, and not to exceed three single-spaced pages);
  2. a 1-page bibliography; and
  3. a résumé of no more than two single-spaced pages (prepared according to pages 9-10 of the NEH guidelines)

must be submitted to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016. Send all materials as a Word attachment to iprh@illinois.edu. IPRH will review the submissions—with an ad hoc review panel—and make the nominations in early September 2016. N.B.: While letters of recommendation are not required for the internal campus competition, they are part of the NEH application. As the turnaround time for submission to NEH after the campus selection is complete is quite brief, IPRH recommends applicants apprise their potential referees of their interest in applying to NEH prior to the internal campus deadline.

Further information is available on the IPRH website and the NEH's Summer Stipends page.

Please be aware, also, that the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research typically offers summer grantwriting workshops for those preparing grant applications for the fall. Interested parties may contact Maria Gillombardo, Grants Management Assistant, OVCR, at gillomba@illinois.edu.

ELIGIBILITY

All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least three years immediately prior to the application deadline are also eligible. The summer stipends program accepts applications from individual researchers, teachers, or writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not. Applicants with college or university affiliations must, however, be nominated by their institutions.

Adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, and applicants with academic appointments that terminate by the summer of the award tenure members may apply directly to the NEH, by passing the internal campus nomination procedure, as may emeriti/retired faculty, independent scholars, and university staff who are not faculty members and who will not be teaching during the academic year preceding the award tenure; please consult the NEH website for details. Applicants who have satisfied all requirements for a degree but are awaiting its conferral may apply, but require additional documentation; see the NEH website for details.

Individuals who have held or been awarded a major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent within the last three academic years prior to the deadline are eligible to apply, but all things being equal, the program will give preference to applicants who have not received such support. (A "major fellowship or research grant" is a post-doctoral research award that provides a stipend of at least $15,000. Sabbaticals and grants from the individual's own institution, and stipends and grants from other sources supporting study and research during the summer, are not considered major fellowships.) If you have received any fellowships or research grants within the three years prior to the deadline, please indicate on your résumé the total amount of each award or grant.

For more information about the internal NEH Summer Stipends campus limited-submission competition, please contact Nancy Castro at ncastro@illinois.edu or 244-7913.

Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2016

American Councils Scholarships

This year, American Councils Study Abroad is pleased to announce two new scholarships available in addition to our Diversity Scholarship:

AC Language & Area Studies Expert Scholarship: Students who participate on consecutive summer area-studies programs and semester or academic year language immersion programs are eligible to apply for the American Councils Language & Area Studies Expert Scholarship. Applicants committed to studying language, culture, and contemporary issues are eligible to receive credit towards the cost of their second program.

AC Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship: In celebrating these program milestones, we encourage our alumni to return abroad. Past participants on American Councils Study Abroad programs are eligible to receive discounts on future study abroad programs beginning in the spring of 2017. Please contact outbound@americancouncils.org to learn more about alumni discounts.

All American Councils programs are uniquely designed to maximize participants’ language gain by combining intensive, small-group instruction with a rich array of immersion activities to ensure participants break out of the ‘study abroad bubble’ and truly engage with local communities. Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) fellowships for advanced language study, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.  Additionally, participants may be able to apply their awards from Boren, Gilman and FLAS to American Councils study abroad programs.

Current language offerings: Albanian, Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Bosnian, Buryat, Chechen, Georgian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki), Pashto, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek

For a complete list of American Councils Study Abroad programs and funding opportunities, please visit us at www.acStudyAbroad.org, or contact us at outbound@americancouncils.org. Applications for spring 2017 are due by October 15th.

Date Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016

Title VIII Research Scholar Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to eight consecutive months in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, and Ukraine.

Programs are available in*:

Albania Croatia Macedonia Serbia
Armenia Georgia Moldova Tajikistan
Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Montenegro Ukraine
Bosnia-Herzegovina Kosovo Russia**  
Bulgaria Kyrgyzstan Romania  

*Please not that Title VIII funding cannont be used in countries and regions under a U.S. government travel warning. For more information about current travel warnings, please visit the State Department website at www.travel.state.gov. Research Scholar applicants may only apply for research in a total of two countries maximum.

**Due to visa regulations, Research Scholar recipients to Russia are required to participate in four hours per week of Russian language tutorials in addition to their academic consultation with a faculty advisor (one hour per week) at their host universities. Language tutorials will provide proficient speakers an opportunity to edit Russian articles for publication, to develop lexica for new areas of study, or to refine advanced speaking and writing skills.

Award Components:
The total value of Title VIII Research Scholar fellowships, administered by American Councils, ranges from $5,000 to $25,000.

Application Requirements:
Scholars in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for the program. While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all funded research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the U.S. to better understand the region and formulate effective policies within it. All applicants should clearly describe the policy-relevance of their work, be it in anthropology, history, international relations, political science, or some other field.

For more information, please see http://researchfellowships.americancouncils.org/researchscholar

Date Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016

Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant

U.S. Department of State - Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant
Priority Campus Deadline(s): 6/29/2016
 
Note: For UIUC graduate students, the "priority deadline" is June 29, 2015 for applicants to receive early feedback on their application from the Office of External Fellowships and from multiple faculty members across campus. Graduate students missing this deadline will still receive feedback, but solely from the Office of External Fellowships, time permitting. All graduate students applying are therefore strongly encouraged to submit by the priority deadline so as to maximize the on-campus assistance available to them.
The Fulbright program offers grants for individuals to study or conduct research in approximately 140 countries. Applicants for these one-year grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, so applicants should familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.
 
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • Applicants must hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent conferred before the start of the grant.
  • In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
  • Applicants must be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate from a physician.
  • Applicants must be proficient in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study.
Award amount:
  • Round-trip transportation to the host country.
  • Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs based on the cost of living in the host country.
  • Accident and sickness health benefits.
In some countries, grants may also include:
  • Book and research allowances.
  • Mid-term enrichment activities.
  • Full or partial tuition.
  • Language study programs.
  • Pre-departure and in-country orientations.
RECOMMENDED - "Priority" Deadline - June 29, 2015:
Students are encouraged to submit a priority application in order to receive feedback from both the Office of External Fellowships and relevant UIUC faculty and staff. All applicants should submit this application to the National & International Scholarship Program at the University of Illinois (see url below).
REQUIRED - Campus Deadline - September 1, 2015, at 12:00 Noon:
A complete Fulbright application must be submitted to the National & International Scholarships Program in order to be considered for a Fulbright. Fulbright requires an on-campus Review Committee to review and rate all applications that it endorses. A committee will evaluate applications based on a review of materials and an interview (often testing requisite foreign language skills). Applicants will be given feedback from the Review Committee, which may be used to revise the application prior to the final submission date.
REQUIRED - Final Submission Deadline - October 7, 2015, 5:00 PM
The applicant must submit their complete Fulbright application electronically, in addition to all of the required supporting documents. Applicants must also ensure that all letters of recommendation are submitted on time. An applicant pursuing a Fulbright grant to undertake research or coursework at an overseas university also must mail his/her admissions application to the university of choice by the admission deadline for that institution. Note that references for Academic Study/Research Grants
 require a different form than those for other research and study awards.
Final Stage: In late January, students are notified if their application has been recommended for forwarding by a national review panel to the various in-country panels. Finalists will be required to mail their official transcripts at that time. The in-country panels then review the finalist applications and further narrow the field. Some countries conduct telephone interviews of finalists, usually by early April. The National & International Scholarships Program will coordinate mock telephone interviews for those students called to an interview. Students are notified of their award status between March and June.
 
Contact:
David Schug, Director

National and International Scholarships Program

Tel: 217-333-4710 

Email: topscholars@illinois.edu
Date Posted: Mon, 23 May 2016

2017-18 Fellowship Award, School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study

Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites between 20 and 25 scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in
economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2017-2018 the focus will be The Social Sciences in a Changing World. The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which opens June 1 and can be found, along with more information about the theme, at www.sss.ias.edu/applications.

Date Posted: Wed, 18 May 2016

Competition for AY2017-2018 Fulbright Student Fellowships in Bulgaria

 
Fulbright Bulgaria offers fellowships for U.S. students, MA/PhD candidates, young professionals and artists to conduct research, study or exercise their talents for one academic year. We are looking for motivated candidates who are interested in conducting research projects with an academic, artistic or non-governmental Bulgarian institution, independent library or field research, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of such activities.
 
Fulbright Bulgaria also offers joint grants with neighboring countries:

Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

Bulgaria-Romania Fulbright Study/Research Award
 
Our joint grants give researchers the opportunity to work on a cross-country project, spending one semester in Bulgaria and one in Greece or Romania. These grants are especially suitable for candidates interested in archeology, history and art history, Balkan studies, trans-border/emigration studies, economics, tourism, preservation of cultural heritage, political science, social sciences, classical studies, and the arts. Well-qualified candidates will be considered at all degree levels and in all fields.
 
For U.S. students without a precise research focus who would like to experience Bulgaria, Fulbright Bulgaria also offers 30 English Teaching Assistantships in Bulgarian high schools.
 
The 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open. Competition Deadline is October 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To apply, visit www.us.fulbrightonline.org. More information about the Bulgarian Fulbright program is available at www.fulbright.bg
Date Posted: Thu, 05 May 2016

Submissions

CFA: 'Gender & Historical Film and Television' Special Issue

Call for Abstracts:  Special Issue of Gender & History on 'Gender & Historical Film and Television' (Volume 30, Issue 3, November 2018)

Edited by Siobhan Craig (University of Minnesota), Carol Donelan (Carleton College) and Felice Lifshitz (University of Alberta)

Gender & History calls for article abstracts for a special issue on ‘Gender & Historical Film and Television’. Throughout the history of moving pictures, the construction of various versions of ‘the past’ has been a constant preoccupation in narrative films and television programs, as well as in documentary and educational films and television. These depictions generally mediate gender ideologies in (at least) two temporal contexts: the time period they represent and, perhaps more importantly, the time period in which they were made. Gender construction and representation (including cultural constructions of femininity, masculinity, fluid and transgender identities) are key areas of interest, as are renditions of other forms of difference, such as race or sexuality. A crucial question to ask, therefore, is what kind of cultural ‘work’ do historically themed films and TV shows do? We encourage contributors to think contextually and critically about how gender informs both the ‘pasts’ constructed in films and TV shows and the reception of those media at the time of their creation. We welcome proposals that engage ethnic, regional, national, transnational and global film or television traditions, as well as those that address gender intersectionally in connection with other categories of difference and power including but not limited to race, gender identity, class, sexuality, religion, ethnicity and ability. We encourage both disciplinary and interdisciplinary historical approaches. Although we discourage proposals that are focused primarily on evaluating relative degrees of historical accuracy in representations of the past, abstracts should make clear how the proposed paper engages with both gender analysis and historical analysis.  Interested authors are encouraged to consult the extended version of this call for abstracts on the Gender & History website.

The production of the special issue will follow a symposium, to be held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in late April or early May 2017 (precise date to be announced), whose participants will be selected on the basis of the abstracts submitted. Please submit 1-2 page abstracts in English (500-750 words maximum) to gendhist@umn.edu by 31 August 2016, with ‘Special Issue 30:3 abstract submission’ in the subject line. (Limited funds for the translation of articles written in other languages might be available). Invitations to present at the symposium will be issued in November 2016. Papers must be submitted for pre-circulation to the editors by 30 March 2017. After the symposium the editors will select papers to be considered for publication, and revised versions of selected papers must be received by 1 September 2017. Manuscripts will then immediately enter the peer-review process so that the editors can produce the issue by May 2018 for publication in November 2018.

Date Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016

CFP: Yearbook of Transnational History

Call for Submissions: Yearbook of Transnational History

The Yearbook of Transnational History is inviting scholars to submit articles for its inaugural volume to be published in spring 2018.

The Yearbook of Transnational History is a newly established peer-reviewed annual to be published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. This annual is dedicated to publishing and disseminating pioneering research in the field of transnational history to an international audience.

Undertaking transnational history means breaking free from national paradigms. The concept of transnational history is built upon the premise that historical processes, their causes, and their consequences are not contained within nations. The transnational approach attempts to recover history as a global experience and as a universal project. It is based on the realization that humans have always lived in an interconnected world. Instead of researching and writing the history of particular phenomena within the confines of any given nation state, the paradigm of transnational history encourages historians to follow trends, events, and people in all directions that they went. Transnational history is, thus, focused on the circulation of notions, images, things, living beings, capital, and practices across various cultures and societies around the globe and the creation/disruption of relations and spaces that shape the perception and reality of individuals.

The Yearbook of Transnational History will be open to contributions that fit this agenda. Articles considered for inclusion will follow human and non-human historical protagonists in various geographic settings and recreate the transnational configurations that have been obscured by the national history paradigm.

We welcome articles from both professionals and advanced PhD students that are based upon original research on a broad range in both spatial and topical terms from the modern era (i.e. eighteenth to the twentieth century). Articles should be between 7,000 and 10,000 words long (including footnotes) and follow Chicago Style.

Submissions should be emailed to the editor, Professor Thomas Adam, adam@uta.edu by November 1, 2016 to be considered for inclusion in the first volume. Please ensure that you have included all relevant contact information on a separate page, including your name, your professional or institutional affiliation, and a permanent e-mail address.

Date Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016

CFP: New Journal: Antisemitism Studies

Antisemitism Studies
Call for Submissions

Deadline for first issue: September 15, 2016
Deadline for second issue: December 15, 2016

The editor of Antisemitism Studies welcomes the submission of manuscripts that will contribute to the scholarly study of antisemitism. We will consider articles on specific antisemitic episodes, and their historical significance and impact on society, as well as more thematic and theoretical studies of the phenomenon. Authors may work from any disciplinary perspective, address any cultural, national, or religious context, and study any period of history, including the present. We are particularly interested in articles that appeal to a broad international audience of scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

For detailed information on manuscript preparation and to sign up to our email list please visit: antisemitismstudies.com.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Indiana University Press website:  https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/ant/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Antisemitism Studies adheres to a double–blind peer review process in which the identities of the author and reviewers remain confidential. Please note that the formal evaluation process on all submissions takes approximately three to four months, and the period between acceptance of an article and its publication is between nine months and one year.

Book reviews are generally solicited by the editor; however, suggestions for possible book reviews are welcome. Publishers interested in having their books considered for review in Antisemitism Studies should mail two copies of the book to: 

Dr. Catherine Chatterley
Editor-in-Chief, Antisemitism Studies
c/o Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
PO Box 58029 RPO Bishop Grandin
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 2R6
CANADA

Any questions about the journal or its submissions process may be directed to the editor: antisemitismstudies@icloud.com

Date Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2016

Call for Contributors - Issue 18 (Autumn 2017) -"Defining & Defending Borders in Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet Contexts"

 

Call for Contributors - Issue 18 (Autumn 2017) -"Defining & Defending Borders in Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet Contexts"

Issue Editors: Anna Colin Lebedev, Ioulia Shukan, Amandine Regamey, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

Borders remain today a crucial issue across the post-Soviet space in debate over both contemporary geopolitics and historical legacies, as Russia's seizure of Crimea and the war in Ukraine's East have shown.

Over the last several centuries, an inhabitant of Eastern Europe could be born in one country, grow up in another, die in a third, and yet never leave home. Shifting borders shaped not only place names, but also everyday lives and practices. Establishing, challenging, and guarding borders was inseparable from war, population exchanges, deportations, confinement, imprisonment.

New borders appeared as the collapse of the Soviet Union turned administrative borders into the national borders of new states. Some of these borders have been immediately challenged by separatist and/or nationalist movements, as in Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, Abkhazia or Chechnya. Today, migration, displacement, and minorities also pose new challenges to states and societies in the expanded European Union. A number of institutions are today involved in the borders’ enforcement and management: national force ministries, international agencies, border assistance programs. The attention paid to borders in security, economic and identity policies make these peripheral territories increasingly central.

The issue will focus on borders and conflict in Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet contexts.

Topics of investigation could include:

Borders as object and result of power relations and international order
  • Nationalism, separatism and new states
  • State borders vs. Imperial borders vs. regional borders
  • Borders and armed conflicts
  • Cross-border violence
  • Gendered practices of border enforcements

Governing borders
  • Governmentality of territorial limits
  • Actors of border control
  • Crossing and transgressing borders
  • International cooperation and transborder policies
  • Economy of border enforcement

Borders and political communities
  • Imagined borders, remembered and forgotten borders and their effects
  • Internal borders
  • Defining citizenships, shaping citizens
  • Asylum seekers and refugees on borders
  • Schengen Area and “Fortress Europe”
  • Externalization of EU migration policy

Guidelines for submission

The journal will be published in three languages (French, English and Russian with a 100-word abstract in English), as a result of which most authors will be able to write in their native language. But we would like to draw your attention to the fact that articles in English will reach a much broader audience. The articles (30 000 to 50 000 characters) submitted to pipss.org for publication should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication. Each article will be submitted to double-anonymous peer review; final decisions on publication will be made by the Editorial Board.

If you wish to submit an article, please first contact the Chief Editor (contact@pipss.org) and send a 100-word abstract in English. For details about the guidelines for article submission please check http://pipss.revues.org/169.

The deadline for article submission is end of December 2016 with publication in Autumn 2017.

We welcome also shorter research notes (15 000 signs), interviews as well as presentation of unpublished documents. For details contact 18th issue editors contact@pipss.org.

Papers dealing with other issues related to armies and power institutions in the CIS, as well as book review proposals are also welcome.

Book Reviews

Publishers interested in publicizing their editions, please send review copies to: Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, CERSIPS c/° CERCEC, 190-198 av. de France 75244 Paris cedex 13.
Date Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2016

CFP: UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies

Undergraduate students working in any relevant discipline are invited to submit their papers for consideration to the UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies.  All papers will be subject to peer review. 

The deadline to submit is October 10, 2016.  While the papers will be due in a few months, right now we need a preliminary headcount.  If you are planning to submit your paper, please email Prof. Yelena Furman with your name, preferred email, the title of your paper, and the name and email of your advisor: yfurman@humnet.ucla.edu

It is expected that you will work with your advisor between now and the submission deadline on revising your paper.  Please keep in mind that there is a large difference between a conference presentation and a written article.  Your papers should have a well-formulated and well-developed thesis, with plenty of textual evidence to back it up. When citing a non-English language source, please give the quote in English translation in the body and in the original Slavic language in the footnotes. The papers should be a maximum of 25 double-spaced pages and need to include footnotes and a bibliography (the page limit is inclusive of the bibliography/footnotes).  For the bibliography, please use the Chicago Manual of Style format (you can find a hard copy of CMS in your library and it’s also available online).

If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look at the journal:

http://web.international.ucla.edu/cwl/slavicjournal/1016

Date Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2016

Call for Papers - Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana

The editors of “Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana” would like to invite you to take part in the project “Philias and phobias in the history of the Slavic world”.

In today's humanities, history of emotions is known to be an influential trend of increasing popularity. It focuses on people’s emotions in which it sees a source of  motivation for their actions in historical perspective. For the Slavic nations, whose political activity for a long time was far from being explicitly articulated because of their dependent status within different European empires, emotions were driving social forces, and it was them that formed socio-cultural values and determined historical choice of both individuals and societies in a given historical situation. The journal “Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana” (http://slavica-petropolitana.spbu.ru/en/) is planning to publish a collection of papers devoted to such emotional aspects of Slavic history. The focus would be on social and cultural philias and phobias that existed within the Slavic world, on what the Slavs were afraid of, and on what they are fond of. Within the subjects a broad and unexpected statement of a question would be possible, including attempts of defining political, social and cultural fears/preferences, as well as case studies from the field of ethnography and historical psychology.

The project is planned for the the next number of the journal that is to be published in 2016. Please send your preliminary applications or suggestions to a.filushkin@spbu.ru (Alexander Filyushkin, Editor-in-Chief), or to aljimov@mail.ru (Denis Alimov, Secretary of the Editorial Board) so that the editors may coordinate the scope of subjects with authors.

Articles should be no longer than 6,000 words, or 40,000 characters. Please do not forget to supply your paper with a summary in English (if your paper is written in English, the summary will be translated into Russian), a list of key words of your article, and a list of bibliography. The detailed instruction is available here: http://slavica-petropolitana.spbu.ru/en/to-the-authors.html

The editors of “Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana” would like to receive your contributions by September 30, 2016.

You may also send any questions concerning the project to the same e-mail addresses.

Date Posted: Tue, 14 Jun 2016

Call for Submissions: 2016 AWSS Graduate Essay Prize

AWSS invites submissions for the 2016 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 2015-2016. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written during the academic year 2015-2016. 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, 2016. Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee as email attachments. Please address any questions to the chair of the prize committee.

Karen Petrone, Committee Chair
Professor of History
University of Kentucky
petrone@uky.edu

Professor Adrienne Harris
Associate Professor of Russian
Baylor University
Adrienne_Harris@baylor.edu

Professor Amy Randall
Associate Professor of History
Santa Clara University
arandall@scu.edu

Date Posted: Wed, 18 May 2016

CFP: "Ritual and Historiography in the Middle Ages"

The Department of History and the “Religion and Politics Cluster of Excellence” at the University of Münster announce a conference:

Ritual and Historiography in the Middle Ages

March 31-April 2, 2017

Keynote Speakers: Rosamond McKitterick (University of Cambridge) and Eric Palazzo (Université Poitiers)

Call for Papers:

The past few decades, and especially the past few years, have seen a significant rise in scholarship on medieval Christian liturgy. No longer the esoteric domain of liturgists alone, the rites of the church are increasingly treated by scholars from a broad range of disciplines—including history, religion, literature, anthropology, art history, musicology, and theology—as an indispensable source for the study of medieval society and culture. This conference aims to contribute to the growing discourse by bringing together an international group of scholars to discuss the connection between religious rituals and the writing of history in medieval Europe, Byzantium, the Near East and beyond.   

Historiography in the Middle Ages was normally a clerical practice. From Aachen to Kiev to Constantinople, generations of bishops and monks wrote and rewrote, copied and recopied, the political and sacred histories of their respective communities.  These same bishops and monks also devoted their lives to performing liturgical rites: day after day, morning, evening and night, they served and sang the holy rituals.  Medieval clerics, in other words, spent their lives praying sacred narratives about ancient communities: the Israelites, Christ and the Apostles, the emperor Constantine and empress Helena, to name only a few. The question the conference will explore is how these services and sacred myths influenced the construction of history in Christian centers throughout Europe and the Mediterranean world.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the relationship between church books and history books; liturgy and the making of a past; ritual and cultural memory; liturgy and mythmaking; politics and ritual; and liturgical manuscripts as a historical source.  

Digital humanists/historians and scholars working on similar themes in non-Christian traditions are also encouraged to apply.  The working language of the conference will be English.

Please send your proposals of 300-500 words, including a brief resume, toritualandhistory@gmail.com. Any questions may be directed to Sean Griffin by email at sdgriffi@gmail.com.

Important Dates

August 1, 2016: Deadline for submission of proposals

September 1, 2016: Approval of proposals

March 1, 2017: Final deadline for submission of papers

Convener:

Sean Griffin

VolkswagenStiftung Visiting Fellow, Department of History, University of Münster

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Russian, Dartmouth Society of Fellows


Funding for the conference has been generously provided by the VolkswagenStiftung and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Hotel accommodations and some meals will be provided. Limited travel funds may also be available for junior scholars.  

Date Posted: Thu, 28 Apr 2016

ESSA Book and Article Prize, 2016

The Early Slavic Studies Association (ESSA) announces its prizes for best monograph and best article in the field of Early Slavic Studies for 2016. The prize committee is also willing to consider a special award for best translation of primary source material in the field, to be awarded at the committee's discretion.

Books and peer-reviewed articles published between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2016 are eligible for the award. The committee will accept nominations and self-nominations. To make a nomination, please contact the Book Prize committee chair here. Nominated works should be written in, or translated into, English.

Deadline for nominations: 1st September, 2016.

Nominated authors must be members in good standing of the ESSA. Please contact our secretary,Cynthia M. Vakareliyska, to confirm your eligibility.

Date Posted: Thu, 14 Apr 2016

CFP: "Displacement" (Special Issue of Signs)

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society invites submissions for a special issue titled “Displacement,” slated for publication in spring 2018.

The current refugee crisis gives new urgency to questions of gendered displacement. The United Nations’ most recent statistics place the number of registered Syrian refugees at 4.7 million, 50.7 percent of whom are women and over half of whom are children under eighteen. During the same period, tens of thousands of Central American women and children have crossed the Rio Grande into the United States. Feminists have already responded to concerns about sexual violence in refugee camps and during refugees’ journeys and to the gendered response to the crisis on the part of receiving states (i.e., demographic concerns surrounding gender ratios of migrants admitted). What are the larger questions of “displacement” that require an interdisciplinary and transnational feminist lens?

This special issue of Signs seeks submissions reflecting multifaceted, innovative, and interdisciplinary approaches to the question of displacement, as well as the potential for attention to displacement to address and transform central questions in feminist theory, including how feminists approach larger questions of space, place, and subjectivity. Feminist scholars have a long history of engagement with the question of displacement; across disciplines, feminist scholars have described, theorized, and critiqued gendered forms of displacement and how these displacements have shaped and reshaped geopolitics, national borders, political discourses, narrative form, and ethnic and racial formations both contemporarily and historically. Questions of place and belonging have long been at the heart of cultural work in literature, theater, visual culture, and the arts. We invite submissions on the theme of displacement widely conceived and at multiple scales—the subjective, the family, the city; regional, national, transnational, and global.  Possible subjects include:

How humanitarian and state responses to displaced persons depend on, reinforce, or transform gendered, racial, and sexual norms.
Visual and narrative representations of displacement in relation to gendered and racialized subjectivities.
Cultural representations of displacement, migration, belonging, and exile. Critical and historical investigations and comparisons of feminist ideas of these subjects.
Reverberations of historical displacements in the contemporary world.
Claims to space and place as forms of resistance to displacement or as the basis for social movements (i.e., landless movements, right to the city).
Dispossession and displacement as central to neoliberalism, capitalist development, colonization, and slavery. How are dispossession and displacement related?
How experiences of displacement reshape constructions of “home” or the nation.
Critical assessments of homophobic and gender-based violence as sources of displacement.
Gendered figurations of internally and externally displaced persons as threats to national sovereignty or borders. The production of new forms of intimacy through displacement or the creation of new social movements through and in response to displacement.
The way that ethical norms and perspectives ignore or undervalue the importance of gender and gendered perspectives with regard to displacement.
Pieces that critically examine or call into question distinctions between migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons are also welcome.

Signs particularly encourages transdisciplinary and transnational essays that address large questions, debates, and controversies without employing disciplinary or academic jargon. We welcome essays that make a forceful case for why displacement demands a specific and thoughtfully formulated interdisciplinary feminist analysis and why it demands our attention now.  We seek essays that are forceful, passionate, strongly argued, and willing to take risks.

The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2016. Denise Horn, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Simmons College, and Serena Parekh, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University, will serve as guest editors of the issue.

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically through Signs’ Editorial Manager system at http://signs.edmgr.com and must conform to the guidelines for submission available at http://signsjournal.org/for-authors/author-guidelines/.

http://signsjournal.org/for-authors/calls-for-papers/#displacement

Date Posted: Thu, 31 Mar 2016

Conferences & Workshops

CfP: Transnational Relations Between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and the Middle East, Late 19th Century to 1991 (10-11 February 2017 at Princeton Univ.)

Transnational Relations Between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and the Middle East, Late 19th Century to 1991

10-11 February 2017 at Princeton University

Note: This workshop is part of a Université de Genève/Princeton University partnership grant co-organized by Sandrine Kott (UNIGE) and Cyrus Schayegh (PU).

Applications: Send a paper title, an abstract of max. 300 words, and a brief CV by 15 September 2016 to schayegh@princeton.edu.

Description: Histories of Eastern Europe [EE]/Russia – Middle East [ME] transnational relations form a relative lacuna in the scholarship on both regions; most extant work centers on Russia/USSR, and/or the Cold War, and/or state actors; and few scholars of various subfields are in conversation. Moreover, such relations are a useful laboratory to explore broad conceptual questions relevant to the study of modern transnational history.

A principal reason concerns space.

This is the case, centrally, because Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and the Middle East are broadly speaking neighbors. To be sure, especially in the globally interconnected modern period, geographical distance is not really correlated with sociopolitical distance: witness the Cuban-Soviet alliance from 1960. Still, proximity mattered in some ways and some fields. (Two very specific examples were environmental concerns and early Soviet policy towards European colonies and communist parties in the 1920s-50s.)

That neighborly issue matters doubly because crucial pre-World War I imperial realities complicate it in fascinating ways. We may ask: (How) did the fact that both bits of Eastern Europe and of the Middle East were Ottoman matter even after the late 19th century / after 1918? What about the modern echoes and effects of long-standing Russian interest in ‘the Middle East’ (think as far back as 10th-century Russophone Scandinavian visits to Constantinople, and more famously of Moscow as ‘the Third Rome’ after Constantinople’s fall)? Do twentieth-century transnational ties take on (a) particular form(s) and meaning(s) in such historically deeply grounded ‘neighborly’ realities?

Related, could parallel, linked, or overlapping EE-ME trajectories allow new interpretations of modern developments that touched both (bits of) EE and of the ME? Think, for example, of the non-aligned movement of the 1950s/60s – could one see its EE and ME members as (re)-creating a Eastern Mediterranean space?

Lastly, and to add one more layer: (how) does it matter that in some sense both the terms ‘Eastern Europe’ and ‘the Middle East’ – though not their complex reality tout court – were constructed relative to one and the same third region, (Western) Europe? Could one see them, jointly, as double – or even linked up – periphery? What would such a view mean, both from the linked ME/EE and from Western European perspectives? What is certain is that for the latter, the two were and continue to be both close and – only seemingly a paradox – an ‘other:’ Eastern Europe/Russia and the Middle East were two of the “three borders … identified” during Europe’s cultural construction (Bo Stråth, “Insiders and Outsiders,” in Stefan Berger, Companion to 19th-Century Europe, 4]).

We are interested in applications that have a firm empirical grounding and make a clear conceptual contribution, taking into questions of space such as those outlined above. Historians, as well as other scholars in the humanities, are encouraged to apply.

Date Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2016

CFP: AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference 2016

CFP
AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference
October 7-8, 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film, music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual conference of the Wisconsin chapter of AATSEEL (The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2016. 

Recent conference programs are available on the AATSEEL-WI website at http://slavic.lss.wisc.edu/new_web/?q=node/7

This year's keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Olga Maiorova (University of Michigan).

To present a paper at the AATSEEL-WI conference, please submit a proposal by August 31, 2016.

A complete proposal consists of: 
1. Author's contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, telephone, and email).
2. Paper title
3. 300-500 word abstract
4. Equipment request (if necessary) 

Please send proposals by email to: Melissa Warner, mmwarner@wisc.edu 

Please include “AATSEEL-WI” in the subject line of your email. All submissions will be acknowledged and considered, and all applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals no later than September 15.

Date Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2016

CFP: IN MEDIA RES: Intermediality and the Borders of 20th Century Culture. Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference (Princeton, October 20-22, 2016)

CALL FOR PAPERS:

In Media Res: Intermediality and the Borders of 20th Century Culture

Princeton University, October 20-22, 2016

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized by:

Princeton University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Keynote Speaker: Cristina Vatulescu (New York University)

In Media Res is a three-day conference that will investigate the interconnections between intermediality and various modes of crossing spatial and conceptual boundaries in literature, film, performance, visual and digital media. The conference is focused on Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian cultures covering a historical period from the 1900s to 2000s.

Starting from the 20th century, the notion of linguistic and literary translation has been extended to the vast movement of people across national and political borders, confronting different cultures, traditions, and languages on an unprecedented scale. These encounters of various geographies are paralleled by the interaction between various media. By intermediality we understand artistic, cultural, and critical configurations that bring to the fore the relationship of material to media in contemporary aesthetic production.

When geographical and media borders are crossed and redefined, the space outlined by the artist functions as a locus in which the spectator becomes aware of the existence of both medium and space as such. In response to intrusion, be it in the form of physical movement across national and geographical borders or in the shape of radical artistic experimentation, culture reacts in a number of ways. The spectrum of cultural and ideological reactions varies from the reinforcement of censorship and normalization to innovation and production of new artistic forms and experiences. It is the dynamics between transgression and appropriation, expansion and fixation, dialogue and mediation that this conference aims to explore. 

We invite submissions for the following five main areas of inquiry and provide a short selection of sample topics in each field:

-       Literature of Displacement, or Emigration as Literary Technique

      Migrant plots in the Soviet and Post-Soviet novel

      The porous borders of genre: diary, reportage, novel

      Traveling tropes: The afterlife of Romantic idioms in Socialist literature

-       Echo Chamber, or A Century of Music Exchange between East and West

      Musical festivals as venues for artistic exchange and ideological negotiation

      Eastern European music on the Hollywood screen

      Russian musicians go West: Grebenshchikov, Kurekhin, Mamonov

-       Cinema and Space, or Cinematic Geographies of Socialism and Post-Socialism

      Cinematic visions of urban space: The City Symphony

      Mapping out the new world: Constructions of the State in film after 1991

      Camera travelogues

-       Palimpsest of Forms, or Dialogue and Appropriation between Media

      Photographic collage and remediation: Rodchenko, Klutsis, Koretsky

      Painting and Film: Moving images

      Experimentation and breaking out from the canon in Eastern European visual arts

-       Digital Migration, or Crossing Boundaries between Analogue and Digital

      Hypertext Fiction

      Data as Art/Art as Data

      Archives and the Digital Afterlife of Culture

The concept of intermediality opens a vast space for discussion, intervention, and scholarly experimentation. The suggested topics are meant to help orient our potential speakers but not to limit their submissions to the themes indicated above. We encourage proposals engaged with problems of translation and interpretation, contamination and exchange in different media and art forms.

Format

The goal of the conference is to provide graduate students with the chance to present their work to senior scholars in the field and to receive as much constructive feedback as possible. All papers will be made available in advance through the conference website. Presenters will be given 10-15 minutes to deliver their papers, followed by commentary by the panel discussant and then open discussion. In addition to presentations by graduate students, the first day of the conference will feature a roundtable with scholars from Humboldt University and Princeton University sharing their work on questions of literary and cultural translation.

The conference is hosted by the Princeton Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in collaboration with the Institut für Slawistik at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. The working language of the event is English.

Submission Details

We welcome submissions from graduate students across disciplines working on 20th and 21st century Russian, Slavic, East European, and Eurasian cultures. Please submit abstracts (300 words or less) to princeton.slavic.conference@gmail.com for Massimo Balloni and Natalia Klimova. In addition, please attach a short CV including current departmental affiliation, name, and e-mail. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2016. Please submit all files as Word documents.

We will be able to provide travel subsidies for the conference participants, as well as lodging for the nights of October 19, 20, and 21.

Any questions should be addressed to princeton.slavic.conference@gmail.com

Date Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2016

Call for Papers: Central Slavic Conference 2016

Call for Papers

October 21-23, 2016

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, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 21-23, 2016.

Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies).  Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer at CentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than August 1, 2016.  Early proposals are encouraged.  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 roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.

For the first time ever, the CSC will dedicate a separate portion of the conference to undergraduate research presentations.  Faculty are encouraged to support conference proposals from undergraduate students for this new section of the conference.   Limited funding is available to provide graduate and undergraduate students with travel stipends. 

Charles Timberlake Memorial Symposium

Now a regular part of the CSC program, the symposium is dedicated to the memory and scholarly interests of longtime CSC member Charles Timberlake. Those interested in participating should contact symposium coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier at CentralSlavic@outlook.com.

Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize

Students who present at the CSC Annual Meeting are invited to participate in the Charles Timberlake Graduate Paper Prize competition.  Dedicated to the memory of Professor Timberlake as a teacher and mentor, the prize carries a cash award.

 

CSC registration and hotel reservation information will be available on the CSC website: http://www.slu.edu/international-studies-program/central-slavic-conference.  

Date Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Summer/ language Opportunities

SEELRC Summer Institute at Duke

The SLAVIC AND EURASIAN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER at DUKE UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce its Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing:

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer institute from August 10-12 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages. The institute will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

The institute will include presentations by speakers from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, and other leading institutions on topics including:

**Teaching language and culture through film
**Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
**The use of technology in the language classroom
**Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
**Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
**Multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion in Slavic studies
**Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
**The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
**Popular culture and language instruction
**Web resources for Slavic and East European language teachers

The final day of the institute will be devoted to a workshop on Russian language proficiency testing conducted by a leading Russian language proficiency test developer who is a TRKI [тестирование русского как иностранного] examiner. TRKI is the Russian Federation language proficiency testing system for five areas of linguistic competence (aural comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar/lexicon) developed and administered by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and is the Russian component of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe.

Cost: There are NO registration or tuition fees to attend the SEELRC Summer Institute. Any participant may attend one or both sessions. However, participants must pay for their own travel expenses, accommodations, and food. Lunches and one dinner will be provided. Depending on the availability of funds, SEELRC may award partial stipends to defray travel costs to qualified applicants.

Lodging: SEELRC staff will assist participants in making housing arrangements. Accommodations will be within walking distance of the Duke campus.
Attendance for the summer institute is limited to 20 people.

Interested language instructors should contact Michael Newcity at mnewcity@duke.edu for further information.

Date Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016

Summer School of Slavonic Languages in Olomouc, Czech Republic

From July 22 to August 21 2016 the Summer School of
Slavonic Languages in Olomouc will be held. Summer School is designed for
foreigners interested in the Czech language and other Slavonic languages
of all ages and any levels of knowledge of the Czech. The lessons are
complemented with cultural events, theatre workshop, exhibition of the
Moravian folklore music and dance, film club, weekend trips to famous and
popular places around Moravia and Bohemia.

More detailed information is available at http://lsss.upol.cz/en/summer-school-slavonic-languages.

Contact lsss@upol.cz with any questions.

Date Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016