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January 2016

  • Call for Papers (3rd Round): XVI International Congress of Slavists
    Deadline: January 1, 2016

    The International Congress of Slavists is a quinquennial gathering of Slavists in the humanities and social sciences from forty countries worldwide. It is organized by the International Committee of Slavists (ICS), which consists of the chairs of each of constituent national committees. The full ICS meets during the year of the Congress itself. At other times, the business of the ICS is handled by the full Presidium, which meets once in intervening years to plan the next Congress in detail, or by the reduced Presidium, which meets in other intervening years to act on minor issues that require resolution.The International Congress of Slavists will be held in late summer 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. The general plan will contain a day of arrival (August 19), a day of departure (August 27), and six working days for the Congress split into 3-day segments separated by a free day (August 23) for excursions organized by the host Serbian Committee of Slavists.

    Please visit the website for more details.

  • 11th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science
    Early Proposal Deadline: January 2, 2016

    We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: Social and Community Studies; Civic and Political Studies; Cultural Studies; Global Studies; Environmental Studies; Organizational Studies; Educational Studies; Communication. Special Focus for 2016: "An Age and its Ends: Social Science in the Era of the Anthropocene."

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program
    Early Proposal Deadline: January 4, 2016

    The Fellowship Program is for recent college graduates with strong backgrounds in Jewish studies or related disciplines, a working knowledge of Yiddish, and a commitment to Yiddish language and culture. Fellows spend a year as full-time staff members, learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects—digital collections, oral history, translation, Yiddish education, and educational programs for all ages. Each fellow receives a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance. We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Fellowship Program (September 2016 to August 2017).

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Proposal Deadline: 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention
    Deadline: January 6, 2016

    The summer convention's theme is “Images of the Other” - construction and definition of the 'Other', instrumental use and abuse of the ‘Other’ in politics, cultural and social practices; the role of ethnic, cultural, social and gender stereotypes; representations of the ‘Other’ in memory politics, art, public discourse and media; and scholarship regarding the ‘Other’ as a social construct. ASEEES and MAG invite papers;and panel proposals, related to the theme, understood in the broadest possible sense. Note: Proposals on the theme are encouraged but not required.

    The 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention will take place at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. The conference program will begin in early afternoon of Sun, June 26 and continue through the evening of Tue, June 28; you may arrive on Sat, June 25; we plan to schedule a city tour on the morning of Sun, June 26. The program will feature approximately 80-100 panels including about 300 presentations, and there will also be a supplementary program including a plenary, receptions, cultural program, and a keynote speaker. Participants are responsible for covering the costs of their own travel to and stay in Lviv and the registration fee.

    Panel, roundtable and paper prooposals relating to any aspect of East-Central European and Eurasian Studies are welcome. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate. Submissions of Pre-organized Panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some priority in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and selected papers will be assigned by the Program Committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Davis Center Fellows for Russian and Eurasian Studies Postdoctoral and Regional Fellowships
    Deadline: January 7, 2016

    The 2016-2017 Davis Center (Harvard) Fellows Program will be coordinated by Professors Rawi Abdelal (Business School) and Justin Weir (Slavic Languages and Literatures). The theme of the program is "Ideas, Ideologies, and Power: Eurasia Past and Present." The Davis Center encourages prospective fellows to interpret the theme broadly and welcomes all applications. We are particularly interested in discovering and cultivating the connections among the scholarly literatures in the humanities and social sciences that explore Russia, the Soviet and post-Soviet space, and other nations and regional orders. We hope to trace the ideational and ideological lineage of contemporary debates about the character of the post-Soviet region—sometimes called Eurasia. Recognizing that Eurasia is a term freighted with meaning, we are interested in how the past informs present practice, as well as how contemporary events invite a re-narrating of the past.

    Scholars working on the influence and mobility of ideas, the construction and evolution of ideologies, and the inter-connections among different forms of power would be welcome members of the year’s intellectual community. Questions of culture, language, literature, art, political economy, and geopolitics will inform our exploration. Any scholar whose research touches on the work of the Davis Center community is welcome to apply for to the Fellows Program. We invite applicants to consider some of the ways in which their work speaks to these thematic elements.

    Please see the announcement for more details. Email dcpdoc@fas.harvard.edu with any additional questions.

  • Call for Papers: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, 25th Annual Meeting
    Deadline: January 11, 2016

    The Department of Linguistics at Cornell University is pleased to announce that the 25th annual meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL) will be held May 13th-15th, 2016 in Ithaca, NY, USA. Abstracts are invited for talks on topics in formal Slavic linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Both theoretical and experimental studies that have consequences for linguistic theory are welcome. Each talk selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Graduate Student Study Group in Global Studies Call-out Meeting
    January 14, 2016, 4:00pm | Global & International Studies Building 3067

    The Center for the Study of Global Change is pleased to announce our new Graduate Student Study Group in Global Studies. The purpose of this group is to provide a platform for IUB graduate students whose research is concerned with global phenomena and who seek a collaborative and interdisciplinary working group that supports their global research and scholarship. The working group will be student-driven but will have faculty mentors and will provide opportunities for students to share their research with the IU community and get feedback from multiple disciplinary perspectives. If you have always considered yourself a global scholar, but are not quite sure of the theoretical or methodological framings that are needed for transnational scales of understanding, this will be a very useful support group for you.

    Our first call-out meeting is extended to all students representing many fields of inquiry from Area Studies, Economics, and Political Science to Public Health, Educational Policy, and Environmental Science (and many more). Global Studies is concerned with issues that transcend geopolitical and disciplinary boundaries, like the preservation of culture and environment, movements of people, foreign policy, or global media. If your research involves challenging borders, or if you are interested in developing an analytic and methodological framework for your global research, please join us for our call-out meeting on January 14th, 4-5pm in room 3067 in SGIS.

    For more information, please see the flyer or email globgrad@indiana.edu.

  • Application Deadline: Russian Overseas Flagship Program 2016-2017
    Deadline: January 14, 2016

    The Russian Overseas Flagship Program was established in 2004 to address the critical need for U.S. professionals able to speak, read, understand, and write in Russian at the highest levels of functional proficiency. The program is open to advanced-level learners of Russian who are committed to attaining "professional" or "distinguished-level" language proficiency (ILR 3, 3+, 4/ACTFL "Superior" or “Distinguished” levels) through an intensive nine-month language training program tailored to their professional interests and academic specialization. The Russian Overseas Flagship Program prepares U.S. students to be able to communicate in Russian at the highest levels of functional proficiency. The program is located at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The academic program is structured around an integrated curriculum featuring classes in contemporary mass media, language and culture, expository writing, and advanced oral communication. Students are offered twenty hours per week of intensive language training and tutoring as well as content courses in any major at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, professional internships with local companies and organizations, and guided excursions. Optional Kazakh language and culture classes are available to interested students. A U.S. resident director and several local administrative staff provide 24/7 onsite logistical support to students. Participants receive academic credit through Bryn Mawr College. All participants live with Russian-speaking host families, where they can become fully immersed in Kazakh daily life.

    Click here to learn more about the program.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Faculty Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    The Russian and East European Institute administers the Mellon Faculty Grants-in-Aid of Research Program funded by the REEI Mellon Endowment. Under this program, all regular Institute faculty are eligible to apply for research grants of up to $700 per year. Priority will be given to the support of innovative proposals that show clear promise of developing into research projects of major significance and ultimately attracting substantial outside funding.

    Please see the REEI Faculty Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Faculty International Conference Travel Grants
    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    REEI has set aside special Mellon Endowment funds (up to $850 per faculty member) to assist a limited number of faculty members in traveling to conferences abroad during each academic year. Applicants should be presenting a paper or otherwise participating in the program as a chair or discussant on a panel or roundtable.

    Please see the REEI Faculty Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    Small grants are available to help graduate students who require modest support (up to $700/year) for research-related travel (domestic or international), travel for participation in a structured internship program, or travel for advanced language study in the Russian East European region. Grants may also be used for expenses related to publication of completed research. Students applying under this program may also be eligible for support under Office of International Programs, International Enhancement Grants. Please discuss your plans with the REEI staff before submitting an application.

    Please see the REEI Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Conference Travel Grants
    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    REEI provides grants to help graduate students who specialize in the Russian East European region present their research at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement is limited to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), one night lodging, and conference registration fee. Students may also be eligible for conference travel support from the College of Arts and Sciences. Please check with your home department graduate advisor to see if you can be nominated. REEI domestic conference travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $600.

    Please see the REEI Funding page for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts & CV’s: 2016 Midwest Slavic Conference
    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2016 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU April 8-10, 2016.

    Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. The conference will open with a keynote address by Dr. Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University) on Ukraine’s current crisis in historical perspective on Friday, April 8th, followed by two days of panels.

    Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in PDF format to csees@osu.edu by January 15th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Limited funding is avail-able for undergraduate and graduate student lodging with preference given to out-of-state participants.

    Participants can elect to have their abstract, paper, and presentation included in the conference’s Knowledge Bank community. Knowledge Bank is a digital archive that is part of Ohio State’s University Libraries. CSEES maintains a community within Knowledge Bank for the Midwest Slavic Conference to increase the dissemina-tion of knowledge produced at the conference. Items included in the community are freely available to be viewed and downloaded by the public and are searchable. Please consider having your abstract, paper, and PowerPoint included in Knowledge Bank this year.

    Please see the Call for Papers page for more details.

  • Call for Proposals: The Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    The Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held 17-19 March 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, East European, and Eurasian studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.

    Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome and encouraged, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. Papers and panels on all topics will be considered. The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2015. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email addresses and institutional affiliations) for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, email contact, institutional affiliation, and a brief (one paragraph) abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. If any AV equipment will be needed, the panel or paper proposals should indicate so when submitted. AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis

    Email your proposals to Alice Pate at apate9@kennesaw.edu, or send it by conventional post to:

      Alice K. Pate
      Chair and Professor of History
      Department of History and Philosophy
      Kennesaw State University
      402 Bartow Avenue MD 2206
      Kennesaw, GA 30144

    For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Margaret Peacock, Department of History, University of Alabama, mepeacock@ua.edu, 205-348-1861.

    The conference hotel can be booked online here.

    For questions, proposals or other information regarding the program, please contact Alice Pate at apate9@kennesaw.edu or by telephone at 470-578-3288.

    Please see the Call for Papers or the conference website for more details.

  • Funding: Harriman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships in General, Central Asian, Serbian, and Ukrainian Studies (Columbia University)
    Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

    The Harriman Institute postdoctoral fellowships allow junior scholars to spend a specified term (from one semester to two years, depending on the type of fellowship) in residence at Columbia University in New York. All fellows are assigned a faculty mentor. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing; to give a brownbag seminar on their research, and to post a related Working Paper on the Institute’s website; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events. All postdoctoral fellows receive university IDs that provide access to the full range of resources within the Columbia library system, and the Institute makes every effort to provide desk space for all postdoctoral fellows. The Institute provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by fellows around their particular interests.

    The Harriman Institute has three types of postdoctoral fellowships: general (three positions, two years), the INTERACT Central Asia (one position, one year), Serbian Studies (one position, one year); and Ukrainian Studies (one position, one semester). Candidates should indicate which program(s) they are applying for in their cover letters.

    Eligibility for the 2016 competition is restricted to those who have received the Ph.D. between July 31, 2013 and June 30, 2016 and do not hold a tenure-track position. All fellows must successfully defend and deposit their dissertations prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Sociocultural Anthropology (Princeton)
    Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

    The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a three-year residential postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology, to begin in July, 2016. Individuals who received the PhD in 2014 or later are eligible to apply; the PhD is required for appointment. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST.

    We seek ethnographically and theoretically engaged scholars whose research, teaching and advising promise to expand the range of inquiry in our department and in the discipline by interrelating international and U.S. ethnography in novel ways. We especially welcome scholars whose ethnographic research advances understandings of transnationalism as a dimension of social life -- e.g., studies grounded in experiences of diaspora, education, governance, migration, religion, rights claiming, war, the professions, or fields of knowledge.

    We are interested in scholars of unusual promise and originality who plan to pursue faculty positions after completing the third year of the appointment. The successful candidate will be appointed for three years, reviewed annually contingent upon satisfactory performance. In addition to salary and benefits, the postdoctoral research associate will be provided with an annual research fund. Postdoctoral research associates are eligible to apply for additional research funds from the University.

    In addition to pursuing a personal research agenda, responsibilities will include teaching two courses each year (one each semester) and some advising of undergraduate majors' independent work. The courses will consist of our introductory course (Anthropology 201: "Foundational concepts in anthropology") and a seminar related to the researcher's research interests. The seminar may vary each year; we would not expect more than three course preparations over the six semesters of the fellowship (i.e., the annual offering of "Foundations" and two different seminars). Teaching and advising are contingent upon approval from the Dean of the Faculty. The researcher will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the department and University during the full tenure of the appointment; the researcher will be provided with mentorship and opportunities to share work in progress.

    Applicants should apply online and submit a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research interests, and research goals for the next three years. Application dossiers should also include a full cv, names and contact information for four referees, a writing sample (e.g., one or two dissertation chapters), and syllabi for two undergraduate courses in sociocultural anthropology (as outlined above). Applicants who are currently graduate students should provide evidence of their progress toward timely completion of the degree in the form of a letter from their department or committee chair, or their director of graduate studies.

    Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee, Department of Anthropology Applications must be submitted online at: jobs.princeton.edu. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Further information about the department - including the current faculty's areas of teaching and research -- can be found at http://www.princeton.edu/anthropology/.

    This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


    You may also view the announcement here.

  • Funding: Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholarships
    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Research proposals examining the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucasus, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Title VIII Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,300 per month, research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their fellowship. The Research Scholar Program is supported by the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Kennan Institute Title VIII Summer Research Fellowships
    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on Russia and the other countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area should consider applying for the summer research fellowship. The summer research fellowship must be used for two consecutive months between May-September 2016, and applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher. The Summer Research Scholarships will provide a stipend of $6,400 for 62 days ($103.22/day), research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this fellowship.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Submission Deadline: Undergraduate publishing opportunity in The Birch Journal (Columbia University)
    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    The Birch Journal, run by Columbia University undergraduates, is the first national undergraduate journal dedicated to Eastern European, Eurasian, and Slavic studies. We invite undergraduates to submit their essays, creative writing, artwork, and photography to be published both in print and online in our upcoming Spring 2016 edition. We publish works concerning the culture, history, and politics of the region, as well as literary criticism, creative works (short stories, memoirs, poems, translations), and artwork or photography. We encourage you to submit work that you have written for a class in the field of interest, and to get your submissions in early. Submissions are being accepted until 11:59pm on Saturday, January 15th, 2016.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship in European Studies
    Application Deadline: January 16, 2016

    The Council for European Studies invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2016 CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities. CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe. The program is intended to facilitate the transition from coursework to fieldwork, and to enable students to make rapid progress in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project. Recipients are expected to use CES support to lay such research groundwork as determining the availability of archival materials, scouting possible field sites, testing research design, securing ties with relevant European scholars or institutions. Typically, they submit applications for dissertation research funding soon after completing CES-funded preliminary research.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts and Paper Drafts: Annual Pitt Undergraduate Research Symposium, "Europe: East and West"
    Deadline: January 19, 2016

    The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts & CV’s: Princeton Conjunction 2016, “Imperial Reverb: Exploring the Postcolonies of Communism”
    Deadline: January 20, 2016

    We encourage theoretically rigorous submissions that scrutinize the history of intellectual exchanges between different sites of postcolonial thinking worldwide, and the approaches, methods, and concepts that emerge in the spaces of postsocialism. In particular, we are interested in examining those points of conceptual divergence and conceptual intersection between the postcolonial and postcommunist studies deriving from the different forms of inequality that industrial capitalism and state socialism produced. Did these two forms of socio-political and economic organization create comparable configurations of (post)coloniality, with similar structures of colonial subjection and anti-colonial resistance? Or, were there distinctively socialist genealogies of subalternity that the processes of radical economic modernization in the USSR and the socialist bloc created? Which narratives and voices were strategically excluded during the formation of the allegedly classless society of socialist countries? Which narratives and voices have been strategically excluded now, as postsocialist states undergo rapid nationalization? Could we find the same dynamic of “domination without hegemony,” as Ranajit Guha discerned in the case of colonial India, or was the asymmetry of power between the “colonial” and “imperial” elites negotiated differently under/after socialism? We welcome historically grounded and ethnographically engaged submissions from scholars interested in analyzing the postcolonial transfiguration of the communist past.

    Submission Procedure: Please send your abstract (300 words) and a short CV (up to 2 pages) to Serguei Oushakine, the Chair of the Program Committee at princeton.conjunction2016@gmail.com by January 20, 2016. Those selected to give presentations at the conference will be contacted in early February 2016. Final papers will be due no later than April 15, and they will be posted on the conference website.

    Please view the website for more details.

  • EXTENDED DEADLINE for Abstracts: 13th Annual GOSECA Conference, “Insiders and Outsiders: Belonging and Identity in Eastern Europe”
    January 22, 2016

    The recent influx of refugees to Eastern and Central Europe created a political and humanitarian crisis that has sparked intense international debate. The varied national responses both within and outside the European Union raise practical questions about asylum definitions and integration efforts, but they also point to larger theoretical questions about inclusion and exclusion, belonging and identity. How do democratic societies deal with cultural difference? What role do religion, gender and ethnicity play in national cohesion? What role should international conventions play in governing the specific actions of states? What are the financial and moral responsibilities of states and national populations? Moreover, how do recent events compare to diaspora and refugee crises of the past? Specifically, how have historical relationships between countries and peoples impacted contemporary responses to political events or shaped narratives and structures related to belonging and exclusion? These questions speak to the intersections of international relations, historical inquiry, cultural politics, and state and international public policy in Eastern Europe and Central Eurasia.

    This year's conference theme encourages participants to think critically about the impact that fluid, adaptable conceptions of belonging and exclusion in the realms – past and present – of domestic and international politics, economics, cultural production, social relations, the law, and demography, among others, have had on their specific field of study.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: CLACS Graduate Conference, “ACCESS and CONTROL: Resources and Technology in the Global South”
    Deadline: January 22, 2016

    The 5th annual conference of the CLACS Graduate Student Association, ACCESS and CONTROL: Resources and Technology in the Global South, is explicitly interdisciplinary and encourages participants to expose past and present challenges that have influenced access to resources and technology throughout the Global South with emphasis on local, regional, and national level state actors. Within this theme, we invite graduate students from diverse and professional backgrounds to submit abstracts exploring access to resources, ideas, technology, and information. Though being sponsored by Indiana University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, we welcome research from other Global South regions including (but not limited to) Africa, South Asia, Southwest Asia, etc. Other abstracts relating to this theme will also be considered.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Personal Statement Writing Panel and Workshop
    January 25, 2016 | Global & International Studies Building 3067

    Come workshop your Personal Statement with professors and fellow students. Special presentation by Dr. Ari Stern-Gottschalk, Director of the Summer Language Workshop. Bring two printed copies of a personal statement-in-progress and be prepared to both provide and receive feedback. Lunch Will be provided!

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Funding: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies
    Application Deadline: January 26, 2016

    The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students in the humanities to apply for the 2016 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies. Each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees. Winners of the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships will also be expected to participate in a number of professional development activities organized by the Council for European Studies for the benefit of its fellows and designed to support early career development. These activities include: publishing in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European studies; presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists, hosted by the Council for European Studies; and participating in several digital and in-person career development seminars and/or workshops. The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Graduate Student Brown Bag Lunch: National Endowment for Democracy
    January 28, 2016, 12:00pm | Global & International Studies Building 1060

    Naomi Pizarro from the National Endowment of Democracy (NED), will be hosting a discussion with graduate students to discuss job opportunities in the organization. This will be a great way to learn more about what institutions like NED are looking for in potential candidates as well as join a discussion about what opportunities are currently available in the field. About the National Endowment for Democracy: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.

    For more information about available positions, click here. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

  • College of Arts and Sciences Winter Career and Internship Fair
    January 28, 2016, 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union

    Our Career and Internship Fairs typically host between 80-120 employers who are searching for talented IU students from a variety of majors. This includes students with liberal arts and sciences degrees. Our diverse list of attending employers come from a range of industries including retail, logistics, life sciences, insurance, education, manufacturing, marketing, and more! All majors and schools at IU are invited to our fairs.

    Please see the booklet for more information.

  • Application Deadline: Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi, Georgia
    Deadline: January 28, 2016.

    Classes run 13 Jun 2016 — 12 Aug 2016. The Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi will provide students with a hands-on experience living and studying in the capital of the Republic of Georgia along with a full course in intermediate Russian language meeting daily. Additional lectures with Harvard faculty and other experts include Russian and Georgian culture, history, literature, film, and urban studies will be provided in topic modules meeting 2-3 times each week. Prof. Julie Buckler will teach a module on Tbilisi as a city, Prof. Stephanie Sandler will teach on Georgian and Russian film and Prof. Justin Weir will present a module on topics in pre-revolutionary Russian literary works dealing with the Caucasus and their cultural mythology (Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy). Prof. Stephen Jones (Harvard Davis Center and Mount Holyoke College) will conduct an introductory module on Georgian politics, history, and culture. These modules will provide a larger context for Georgia-US relations as well as Georgia-Russia relations and will make use of Tbilisi as a laboratory, including meetings with writers, politicians, and NGOs. All modules and topics will be accompanied by excursions and trips within Tbilisi and throughout Georgia. Prof. Steven Clancy will offer a pre-departure introduction to Georgian language for participants and an optional track in introductory Georgian language may be arranged instead of the Russian language program for those desiring to study Georgian. Lectures and other materials will be in English, but many excursions, museum tours, etc., will be conducted in Russian. In Summer 2016, the program in Georgian language is tentative and dependent on sufficient student interest. Those desiring to study Georgian instead of Russian should contact Steven Clancy (sclancy@fas.harvard.edu) to ensure that we have sufficient interest in the optional track in Georgian. In future summers, we expect to establish more firmly the language options of Russian or Georgian for the Harvard in Tbilisi experience.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Call for Papers: Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference
    Proposal Deadline: January 29, 2016

    The annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS) will take place at the University of Calgary, in Canada’s most dynamic city set against the spectacular backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park. The Cas Annual Conference is held as a part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences with more than 70 national associations in attendance. The theme of the 2016 Congress is "Energizing Communities.” You can find out more details here. This year, CAS overlaps with: Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Hungarian Studies, Study of Religion, Theatre Research, Women’s and Gender Studies, Study of Education and Higher Education, Applied Theatre, Jewish Studies, History, Translation Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Film Studies, and Church History. Proposals for interdisciplinary panels with other associations are very welcome. They are always a highlight at the CAS conference. Additional funding from the Federation is available for such panels. Please do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair, Bohdan Harasymiw, bharasym@ucalgary.ca for assistance or information. Proposals are invited for individual papers, panels, roundtable discussions and graduate student activities. Complete panels are preferred. Forms for panel, roundtable and individual proposals are available on the CAS website. Further information can be found on the Call for Papers.

  • Registration Deadline: 2016 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest
    Deadline: January 29, 2016

    If you are looking for ways to boost your resumes, earn extra-credit, or simply show off your Russian skills – this is the time to do so! Register for the 2016 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest by January 29 with your Russian language instructor. The contest will take place in February 1-15. Many IU Russian Language Program students have won gold, silver, and bronze medals, as well as honorable mention (the fourth place in the competition). Be one of them!

    You may view the flyer here.

  • EXTENDED DEADLINE for Abstracts: "From Oikonomia to Occupy: Intersections of the Religious and the Economic," A Graduate Student Symposium
    January 29, 2016

    Economic and religious imaginaries often merge in ways that affect how societies and individuals operate. Relations of power, hierarchies of knowledge, and the circulation of ideas are all entangled intersections between the religious and the economic, affecting the social and the political. In the social sciences and in the humanities, the idea of the “neoliberal” now rivals most any other reasoning behind the forces of social and political change. From anthropological study of debt forgiveness in the Occupy Movement, to historical analysis of Roman economies in early Christianity, scholarship across disciplines is beginning to recognize the longstanding relation between religious and economic forms. In response, this graduate student symposium brings together research into how religions and economies overlap and co-constitute social and political worlds. How have different religious traditions engaged with the economic through history? Have contemporary economic practices, such as banking, consuming, and selling, conditioned the maintenance of religious sites? What are the implications of thinking religion through the purview of critical economic theory? What, indeed, are the practical implications for scholarship in light of global political economies in crisis? In this conference, we will address constellations of the economic and religious in ways that crack open the deceptively isolated worlds of political economy and religion in the public sphere. We invite early career scholars and graduate students to explore the entangled production, circulation, and exchanges between the religious and the economic.

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Call for Papers: Second Annual IU Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, "Crystal Queer"
    Abstract Deadline: January 30, 2016

    Clarity and understanding, sight and knowledge, are so intimately linked in contemporary discourse that we rarely find ourselves interrogating why this connection is made, how this invisible link works to produce crucial notions of what knowledge is, and who comes to know it. What does it mean to transgress? How are attempts at transgression represented textually? How do we communicate embodied experience? How can we speak across in/visibility or dis/identification? How do systems of transmission and normativity reinforce or undercut certain conceptions of texts, peoples, and ideas? Intended as a gesture toward disrupting discursive arrangements of seeing and knowing, “Crystal Queer” troubles normative models of knowledge production, merging with questions of in/visibility, dis/identification, in/coherence, and il/legibility. We encourage interdisciplinary and global approaches to the field of Comparative Literature. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines across the humanities including, but not limited to: Literary Studies, Translation Studies, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Disability Studies, Cultural Studies, History and Historiography, Philosophy, Critical Race Studies, and Critical Ethnic Studies.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Polish Yearbook of International Law
    Deadline: Janurary 31, 2016

    Polish Yearbook of International Law (PYIL) is currently seeking articles for its next volume (XXXV), which will be published in June 2016. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers in areas connected with public and private international law, including European law. Although it is not a formal condition for acceptance, we are specifically interested in articles that address issues in international and European law relating to Central and Eastern Europe. Authors from the region are also strongly encouraged to submit their works. Submissions should not exceed 15,000 words (including footnotes) but in exceptional cases we may also accept longer works. We assess manuscripts on a rolling basis and will consider requests for expedited review in case of a pending acceptance for publication from another journal.

    All details about submission procedure and required formatting are available at the PYIL’s webpage (http://inp.pan.pl/pyil). Please send manuscripts to pyil@inp.pan.pl. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2016.

  • Proposal Deadline: "Trauma as cultural palimpsests: (post)communism against the background of comparative modernities, totalitarianisms, and (post)coloniality"
    Deadline: January 31, 2016

    The trauma inflicted on societies under communist regimes and post- traumatic symptoms manifesting themselves across the whole spectrum of public discourses remains one of the most painfully under-researched problems in the study of Central and East European (CEE) cultures. The conference aims to investigate the multiple forms of totalitarian trauma and of the (post-)traumatic transition period in the region. The assessment of the totalitarian pasts has been the object of divisive and partial political debates, themselves, at times, no more than post-traumatic symptoms at the discursive level. The conference aims to investigate the seriality of trauma in the recent history of CEE (from ghettos to gulags to globalization, from Holocaust to communist and postcommunist mass killings, from concentration camps to immigration camps etc.), as well as the palimpsestic interplay between the different historical and experiential layers of cultural distress. We encourage potential participants to propose inter-/trans-disciplinary approaches and to devise comparative frameworks which may accommodate trauma studies, transition studies, postdependence studies, postcommunist studies, and postcolonial studies. We welcome transhistorical and transregional accounts of massive traumas of the 20th century in CEE and elsewhere, such as the extermination of the Armenians in the Ottoman Turkey in 1915, the Holocaust and Nazi extermination policies in WW2, the Indian Partition, the Balkan War, or the Rwandan genocide, to name but a few. Attention may be given to the ideological foundation of the breakthroughs of 1989/1991, including the role, contribution and importance of oppositional socio-cultural movements and the emigration (for instance, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the Polish October of 1956, the (post)communism against the background of comparative modernities, totalitarianisms, and (post)coloniality, intellectual movements of the 1960s generation in USSR, the Prague Spring, 1968 in Poland (with the ensuing mass eviction of the Polish citizens of Jewish nationality under the umbrella slogan of purging the Party from the Zionist element), the strikes of Polish workers in December of 1970 and June of 1976, Helsinki Accords of 1975, “Solidarity” [“Solidarność”], the announcement of glasnost and perestroika in the USSR in 1985, the Polish Round Table Talks in 1989, the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and so on).

    Click here for more information.

    Submit a 250-300 word proposal to cspp.uwr@gmail.com with keywords for an unpublished paper and a bio-note by 31 January 2016. You will be notified by 15 February 2016.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: 1st Annual Pan-European Studies Graduate Conference, "Into the Darkness"
    Deadline: January 31, 2016

    While light is associated with normalcy, reason, and the order of the day, darkness means something else: marginality, irrationality, activities and discourses beyond the scope of the mainstream. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Mortality and illness: death, madness, disease;
    • Darkness in the natural world: night, sky, shadows;
    • Darkness in history: war, famine, devastation, crime;
    • The Occult: the supernatural, witches, vampires, demons;
    • Dark spaces: the abyss, caverns, closets, catacombs;
    • Darkness in the arts: ink and the blank page, darkroom and photography, noir, Gothic, Romantic interiority, anti-Enlightenment;
    • Scientific darkness: dark matter, black holes, deep space, dark side of the moon;
    • Spiritual darkness: blasphemy, sin, apocalypse;
    • The subconscious: phobias, dreams, nightmares.
    We welcome abstracts from all disciplines relating to the theme. While this specific title may not correlate perfectly with your particular research interests, we hope it offers an opportunity for broad interpretation. Submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word format and be no more than 250 words. Please include your name, phone number, and departmental affiliation in your email, as well as a short academic bio. Abstracts must be written in English, but papers in other languages will be accepted for presentation as long as there are three or more papers to be presented in that same language. If this condition is not met, participants will be given the opportunity to present the paper translated into English.

    The conference will be held at The University of Virginia from April 1-3, 2016. Please send any questions and submit all abstracts to pan.euro.gradconference@gmail.com by January 31, 2016. You may view the announcement for more information.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: Vladimir Nabokov Society panel at ASEEES 2016
    Deadline: January 31, 2016

    The Vladimir Nabokov Society seeks to sponsor a panel for the 2016 ASEEES convention, to be held in Washington, DC, Nov. 17-20 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The topic of the proposed session is open, and a common theme will be found among the chosen submissions. We seek three panelists, a chair, and a discussant. Please send a brief abstract with your proposed paper to Stephen Blackwell (sblackwe@utk.edu) by the end of January 31st. We will announce the panel shortly thereafter, and submit the proposal to ASEEES by the Feb. 15th deadline. Panelists should be, or plan to become, members of the Society in 2016.

    You may also view the announcement here.

  • Funding: US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange, "Independent Professionals Project Initiative"
    Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

    SEE has launched a new initiative to enable individual US and Russian social experts to build cross-border collaborative projects that address common social challenges and result in benefits for both countries. The SEE “Independent Professionals Project Initiative” will establish or strengthen partnerships between US and Russian experts and host organizations in their counterpart countries by means of a collaborative project that focuses on one or more of SEE’s thematic areas. Competitively selected candidates will travel to the host organization for 7 to 14 days to conduct activities related to their proposed project. Over the course of project implementation in the host country, participants will gain new skills and expand their professional networks, thereby benefitting their work upon their return home. Independent professionals will convey their insights gained abroad through subsequent activities directed at relevant constituencies in their home countries. Implementation of all activities in the host and home countries will take place between April 1 and September 1, 2016.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • CES European Integration Paper Prize
    EXTENDED Deadline: Janurary 31, 2016

    We are delighted to announce the 2015 round of our annual journal article prize competition, in collaboration with the journal Comparative European Politics (CEP). This is an opportunity developed specifically for researchers in early stages of their career, to support publication of excellent work among younger scholars. It provides a valuable route to publication in a top journal, together with the opportunity to have work recognised amongst a large community of scholars in both European studies and IPE. We invite papers that speak to the remit of the network and the journal (see below). Papers presented at the annual CES conference can be submitted, as well as papers submitted in doctoral workshops or other events.

    Please view the announcement for more details.

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February 2016

  • Funding: Faculty Domestic Conference Travel Grants (REEI/Mellon Endowment)
    Deadline: February 1, 2016

    Applications for funding of faculty travel to conferences in North America will be evaluated and awards made twice a year. Grants will not exceed $400, and faculty are encouraged to combine REEI funds with other IU sources. Only regular Russian & East European Institute affiliated faculty are eligible for support. Please contact REEI for information on becoming a faculty affiliate.

    Please see the REEI Faculty Funding website or email Mark Trotter for more details.

  • Funding: ASEEES First Book Subvention Program
    Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

    In 2014, the ASEEES Board of Directors voted to dedicate $10,000 per year from the Association's endowment dividends for subvention of books by first-time authors who have already secured publishing contracts. Multiple awards of up to $2,500 will be made on a competitive basis each year, with funds paid directly to the press. A multidisciplinary committee of senior scholars will evaluate applications; the committee will also include a publishing professional as a non-voting member who will advise on budgetary matters. In deciding how to allocate these funds, the committee takes into account both the scholarly significance of the book and the demonstrated need for subvention support. Applications are invited from all disciplines.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program 2016-2017
    Deadline: February 1, 2016

    Scholars studying Ukraine outside Ontario are invited to apply for appointments as a Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto for the 2016-2017 academic year. The appointees will conduct research and interact with Canadian scholars during their stay at CERES. They will also be invited to give a presentation on the topic of their research and are expected to take part in relevant scholarly events. As a rule, visits are scheduled during the fall and winter sessions of the university, that is between September and April. In addition, each year the Petro Jacyk Program—in partnership with the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC)—may support one visiting scholar whose research relates to the Holodomor. Successful applicants will benefit from interaction with not only scholars in the University of Toronto community but also those who are involved in HREC projects. Visiting scholars will have access to the archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, where HREC is located (a ten-minute walk from CERES), archives that include unpublished eyewitness accounts of the Holodomor, as well as the extensive Holodomor microfilm collection from the Central State Archive of Popular Organizations (Kyiv) at the University of Toronto Library. HREC is a project of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta).

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Application Deadline: IU Summer Language Workshop
    February 1, 2016

    The 2016 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Chinese, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

    All students pay in-state tuition.

    Competitive funding available to qualified students:

    • Project GO scholarships for undergraduate students in ROTC in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
    • Title VIII fellowships for graduate students and area studies scholars in Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Russian, or Ukrainian
    • FLAS funding available for Arabic, Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian

    Classes are held June 6 - July 29, 2016. All levels of Arabic begin May 31, 2016. 4-week option available for Russian (ending on July 1). Students earn 4-8 credits.

    See http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/ for more information and to apply.

    Questions? Please contact swseel@indiana.edu or call 812-855-2889.

  • Funding: IU Project GO Russian Scholarships for ROTC Students
    Priority Deadline: February 1, 2016 | Rolling thereafter as funding is available

    ROTC students are eligible to receive generous scholarships to pursue advanced summer intensive study of Russian through the equivalent of the sixth year of instruction through Project GO at Indiana University. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after the February 1 priority deadline.

    Each week, students have 15 contact hours with a main instructor, 2 hours of dedicated instruction in phonetics, 2 hours of dedicated listening instruction, and 4 hours of dedicated conversation class. The co-curricular Russian program features weekly lectures and films in Russian, a media seminar (open to all students capable of following and participating), a weekly Russian table for lunch, and clubs and special interest groups - including a Russian radio broadcast hosted by Workshop students. Students also participate in the Workshop’s rich co-curricular program, including lectures by regional faculty, cooking and art demonstrations, and regular career events with federal agencies.

    Indiana University Project GO is unique in offering nine levels of Russian instruction (1st-6th year) during the summer. Students with previous experience in Russian are placed in the appropriate level based on their progress in the language and the results of a placement exam. Students new to the study of Russian will be placed in level 1 and are not required to take a placement exam.

    ROTC students in any service branch (Army, Air Force, and Navy/Marines) at any year of undergraduate study (rising freshman through commissioning senior) are eligible for an IU Project GO scholarship. US citizenship is required.

    Scholarships cover the full cost of participation in the Summer Language Workshop, including:

    • All tuition and fees based on language and level
    • On-campus housing for the duration of the 8-week program
    • A modest stipend to cover travel to, supplies for, and meals during the Workshop

    For further details, please contact 812-855-6721 or rotcslcp@indiana.edu, or see our website: http://indiana.edu/~swseel/rotc/project-go.

  • Funding: Title VIII Fellowships and Portable Fellowships for IU Summer Language Workshop or Study Abroad
    February 1, 2016

    The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL) is pleased to offer Title VIII fellowships to fund graduate students, area studies specialists and others with a Bachelor's degree for study of Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Russian (at the 3rd year or higher), and Ukrainian in the Summer Language Workshop. Title VIII Portable fellowships are available to fund study abroad of Azerbaijani, BCS, Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Polish, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur, and Uzbek at levels higher than those offered in the Summer Language Workshop’s 2016 domestic program. Note: All applicants must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate commitment to continued study of or work related to the region of the language studied. The application deadline for priority consideration for funding is February 1, 2016. Applications received after the deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis as funding is available.

    Please see the website for more information and to apply.

    Questions? Please contact swseel@indiana.edu or call 812-855-2889.

  • Registration Deadline: 2015-16 Three Minute Thesis Competition for IU Bloomington
    Deadline: February 1, 2016

    Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in 2008. The exercise challenges Masters and PhD students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. IU Bloomington will host its inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Stipends will be awarded to the top three speakers and will include: First Place $250; Second Place $150; Third Place $50. The first place winner will be put forward to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) on April 6-8th 2016. Further details regarding the MAGS 3MT competition will be provided at a later date.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants
    Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

    The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at the Summer Language Institute (SLI) in June – July 2016. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.


    Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive campus-based summer language institute, while not placing excessive demands on the time of SLI instructors or students. Projects involving the development of online language instructional materials are of particular interest, but other types of projects that make significant contributions to language teaching and learning will also be considered. Successful applicants will be responsible for obtaining IRB approval or exemption for research projects involving human subjects and for obtaining the informed consent of research subjects, if applicable, before starting to work on their projects.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: Fellowships for Threatened Scholars
    Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

    The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) announces a February 1st deadline for its next round of applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities, and other research institutions anywhere in the world where the scholars can continue their academic work in safety. IIE-SRF formalizes IIE's unwavering commitment to preserve the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe. Since the program's founding in 2002, it has awarded fellowships to more than 600 scholars from 55 countries, arranging visiting academic positions at over 325 partner institutions in 41 countries. Professors, researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, field, or discipline may apply. Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested. Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats. Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field, and who have extensive teaching or research experience at an institution of higher learning. Women and scholars from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible. IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting academic positions for up to one calendar year. Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health insurance coverage. Fellowships are disbursed through partnering universities, colleges, or research institutes that provide a safe haven for IIE-SRF fellows to continue their academic work in safety. In most cases, hosting institutions match the IIE-SRF fellowship award by providing salary / stipend support, housing, and/or other assistance that would make the scholar's appointment comparable to other visiting academic positions. Please note that IIE-SRF fellowships are awarded quarterly. Applications are accepted at any time and can also be considered on an emergency basis.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • 15th Conference of the International Network of Philosophers of Education
    Propsal Deadline: February 1, 2016

    Papers are invited for the 15th conference of the International Network of Philosophers of Education to be held from August 17-20, 2016, in Warsaw, Poland. The main theme of the conference is “Philosophy as Translation and the Understanding of Other Cultures”, and philosophical papers reflecting on education in relation to the following sub-themes are welcome: border crossing, immigrancy and home; global economies and global justice; translation, untranslatability and the (mis)understanding of other cultures; the internationalization of higher education; policy borrowing and transfer; cosmopolitanism, patriotism and global citizenship; crossing philosophical divides; changing identities, personal and cultural.

    Please see the Call for Papers for more details.

  • The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, "Rethinking Forced Migration and Displacement: Theory, Policy, and Praxis"
    Abstract Deadline: February 1, 2016

    The Program Committee is pleased to invite colleagues in forced migration studies and practitioners working with forced migrants to submit proposals for Organized Paper Panels, Roundtables, and Individual Papers for sessions to be created by the Committee. We will give preference to organized panels and roundtables over individual papers. However, we will circulate panel proposals through the IASFM Listserv and Facebook in order to connect panel organizers with authors of individual papers to facilitate fruitful collaboration.

    Please see the Call for Papers or contact Michele Millard for more details.

  • Call for Papers: University of Illinois Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies, "Decentering Russia: Challenging the Boundaries"
    Abstract Deadline: February 1, 2016

    We are now inviting participants to submit abstracts for a joint meeting of the 6th annual conference of the Slavic Graduate Students’ Association (SGSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the 35th annual Slavic Forum of the University of Chicago. The conference will take place April 15-16, 2016, in Urbana, IL. Prof. Maria Todorova of the History Dept. at UIUC will deliver a keynote lecture. Participation is open to graduate students in all related fields, including: literature, film, linguistics, history, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, visual arts, musicology and area studies. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian cultures.

    The theme of this year’s conference is "Decentering Russia: Challenging the Boundaries." We hope to highlight supposed “secondary” Slavic narratives, such as those presented in, but not limited to, Polish, Czech, Georgian, and Uzbek languages, etc., as well as non-canonical works and new approaches within the Russian and Post-Soviet sphere.

    Relevant topics might include:

    • Postcolonial perspectives on Ukraine and other former Soviet states
    • Minority identities in the Slavic world
    • Central and East European Film or Music
    • Slavic Masculinities
    • Alternative medias and genres (science fiction, pornography, comics, etc.)
    • Non-Russians in the Russian canon (e.g. Gogol, Dovzhenko)

    If you would like to participate, please submit an abstract (up to 300 words) and the title of your paper to sgsa2016@gmail.com. Some funding for participants traveling from other universities may be available. Please include your name, email address, institutional affiliation, year, major area of study, any audiovisual equipment requests, and whether you are interested in funding for travel expenses at the top of the page. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 1, 2016. Participants will be notified by March 1. Dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague Scott K. Maltby.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: Mnemonics 2016, “"The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression”"
    Deadline: February 1, 2016

    The fifth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will take place from June 2-4, 2016 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be hosted by the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (HGMS). The theme of the 2016 event will be “The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression.” Our keynote speakers will be Berber Bevernage (Ghent), Jodi A. Byrd (Illinois), and Françoise Vergès (Paris). Submissions are open to all graduate students interested in memory studies.

    Mnemonics is an international collaborative effort for graduate education in the interdisciplinary field of memory studies. Each year a different partner institution hosts a summer school for select students on a particular theme pertinent to the study of cultural memory. Panels of scholarly presentations by graduate students will be supplemented by professionalization workshops, cultural events, and opportunities for informal socializing. Three distinguished keynote lecturers will present new work and will engage with participants. Partners from the different campuses affiliated with Mnemonics will also be on site and will help in responding to and mentoring graduate students.

    We have chosen the theme of forgetting as a way of highlighting an essential, but often overlooked component of the dynamics of remembrance. As the pioneering memory studies scholar Aleida Assmann has written, “Memory, including cultural memory, is always permeated and shot through with forgetting. In order to remember anything one has to forget; but what is forgotten need not necessarily be lost forever.” Both Assmann and the anthropologist Paul Connerton point out that forgetting is not a “unitary phenomenon”: it comes in multiple forms, including those associated with traumatic events, post-conflict amnesties, and repressive state apparatuses. Furthermore, as Assmann and Connerton emphasize, there is also a positive side to forgetting: discarding the past can make possible new beginnings and assist in the overcoming of violent pasts. The topic, “The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression,” will provide space for consideration of this variety of forms in individual and collective contexts as well as in theoretical reflection and concrete case studies. We anticipate papers on such topics as Holocaust and Armenian Genocide denial, migration and forgetting, nation building and selective remembrance, and trauma and repression, among other things.

    In the months leading up to the conference, HGMS will host a reading group for students and faculty in Illinois on the theme of “forgetting” as a way of preparing the intellectual ground for the event. Information about the reading group will be posted on our Facebook page so that others will have the option of reading along.

    Possible topics might include, but are not restricted to:

    • philosophical approaches to forgetting (Nietzsche, Ricoeur, etc.)
    • digital media and forgetting
    • literatures of forgetting
    • genocide denial and the politics of memory
    • psychoanalytic approaches to forgetting, repression, and disavowal
    • amnesty and amnesia
    • productive forgetting and the arts of memory
    • commemoration, counter-monuments, and forgetting
    • state-sponsored forgetting
    • minority histories and imperial amnesia
    • silence(s)
    • individual vs. collective forgetting
    • non-sites of memory
    • archival forgetting
    • historical repetition and the consequences of forgetting
    • embodied forgetting
    • therapeutic forgetting

    Please see the conference website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: “A Hundred Years of Ostranenie: an International Conference"
    Deadline: February 1, 2016

    A century ago, in 1916, a young student named Viktor Shklovsky self-published his precocious essay-cum-manifesto “Art as Device”. In it, he coined a term which became crucial in literary studies, and important in the study of cinema and visual art: ostranenie. Also known as “defamiliarization”, “estrangement”, “enstrangement”, “making strange” and “foregrounding” in English, and – causing confusion with Brecht’s concept – as “Verfremdung” in German, ostranenie is about rendering the usual extraordinary and thus making the reader (or viewer) perceive it anew. Or is it? The way Shklovsky uses the term in “Art as Device” is ambiguous enough; if we also consider his later and lesser-known works as well as the scholarly legacy of ostranenie, we arrive at an array of meanings worthy of a fundamental investigation, thus our suggestion to make this subject the topic of a conference. The subfields may include, but are not restricted to: translating the terminology of ostranenie; ostranenie in world literature; forms and functions of ostranenie; ostranenie, cognition and emotion; ostranenie, Russianness and the East; ostranenie, rhetoric and irony; ostranenie, diversion and entertainment; ostranenie and deconstruction; ostranenie and Romanticism; ostranenie, war, and terror; literary sources of ostranenie discussed by Shklovsky (Sterne, Tolstoy etc.); the media of ostranenie (visual arts, film, music and mediality in general). Keynote speaker will be the noted scholar of Russian Formalism Aage A. Hansen-Löve. Abstracts of 150-300 words, accompanied by a brief bio (incl. affiliation), are welcome at alexandra.berlina@uni-erfurt.de until February 1st 2016.

    Please see the announcement for full details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: “Statehood and its Discontents: Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia"
    Deadline: February 1, 2016

    In the post-Cold War era territorial borders have been continuously contested during the wars in Chechnya, the Caucasus, and more recently Ukraine. The conflict in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine has brought the questions of statehood and sovereignty again to the forefront of popular, political, and scholarly debates. This conference explores historical and contemporary challenges to statehood and emergence of alternative sovereignty and governance regimes. The potential topics include, but are not limited to: hybrid warfare, financial sovereignty, radical politics, nationalism, supranationalism, terrorism, secessionism, migration and displacement, memory and identity. This conference explores historical and contemporary challenges to statehood and emergence of alternative sovereignty and governance regimes. We extend the definition of “sovereignty” to “actualities of relations within ways of life” (Caroline Humphrey 2008), alternative forms of authority and legitimacy beyond the ones sanctioned by the state and international institutions. The potential topics include, but are not limited to: hybrid warfare, financial sovereignty, radical politics, nationalism, supranationalism, terrorism, secessionism, migration and displacement, borders and borderlands, memory and identity. We especially welcome submissions from scholars early in their careers, who have done extensive research in the region of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

    Please see the announcement for full details.

  • Conference: Saint Petersburg International Student Research Forum: Special Session, "Synergy in Public Sector Reforms: Lessons, Best Practices and New Horizons"
    February 4-5, 2016

    This Session will examine public management and governance reforms since the beginning of the new century, and will focus on the challenges to and prospects of improving the efficiency of the Public Sector in Russia, as well as in others countries.

    Keynote speakers:

    • Prof. A.M. Khodachek, President of the NRU HSE Saint-Petersburg, Head of Department of Public Administration (Russia)
    • Prof. C. J. Gerry, Chair of Internationalization Commission and Academic Director, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Head of International Laboratory, Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy, NRU HSE Saint-Petersburg (Russia)
    • Prof. R.S. Kravchuk, Director Master’s Programs in Public Affairs School of Public & Environmental Affairs Indiana University (USA): «The Structure of American Administrative Theory: Liberalism and the US Bureaucratic State»
    • Prof. L.E. Limonov, Academic Director Master’s Programs in Public Administration, Heard of Laboratory for Urban Studies NRU HSE Saint-Petersburg(Russia): «Role of Agglomeration and Metropolitan Areas Development in New Generation of Long-Term Strategies of Russian Regions».

    We welcome submission of abstracts by undergraduate and graduate students. Papers and should fall within, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas:
    • Theories and Practice of Modern Governance
    • Tools for Governance
    • Core Capacities of Public Sector Leaders
    • Finance and Participatory Public Budgeting
    • Performance management and program evaluation
    • Applied aspects of sector development: health and education
    • Transparency and Open Information
    • Outsourcing Public Service
    • Public Sector Organizational Reform
    • The Role of Non-profits in New Governance
    • Values and Competence of Civil Servants and Public Managers
    • Urban Studies and Planning
    • Regional and Local Economic Policies and Development

    Fee: Participation in the conference is free of charge, but conference participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

    Please see the announcement or contact Valentina Kaisarova (vkaissarova@hse.ru) for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference and Russian Symposium
    Deadline: February 5, 2016

    200-word abstracts are due February 5 to kcollinsbreyfogle@mercyhurst.edu. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to history and historical knowledge; and for the Russian symposium, any research topics on Russia, Soviet Union, or the former republics of the Soviet Union. The conference and the symposium will give students an opportunity to present their research papers and receive a feedback from the scholars in the field and the audience. The suggested paper topics may include, but are not limited to the history of culture, politics, economics, religion, race, gender, literature, media, cinema, and art. Acceptance notifications will be sent by 15 February 2016. The final revised paper is due by 26 February 2016. Interested undergraduate and graduate students may present papers or posters. Undergraduates need not be members of Phi Alpha Theta to present their research.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Proposal Deadline: SEEFA Panel Participation at the 2016 ASEEES Convention
    Deadline: February 5, 2016

    The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association (SEEFA), an Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) affiliate, issues an annual call for papers for the 2016 ASEEES Conference, to be held in Washington DC, 17-20 November 2016. Participation in SEEFA panels does not require SEEFA membership. SEEFA welcomes participation not only from folklorists, but also from specialists representing all fields of study, including literature, anthropology, and history. For the 2016 convention, SEEFA will sponsor a roundtable "Folklore in Global Conversations” related to ASEEES’s 2016 theme of "Global Conversations.” If you would like to participate in the roundtable, by 5 February 2016, please send a short biography and a brief statement detailing issues that you would address and questions that you would pose.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Program
    Deadline: February 5, 2016

    Applications are invited from highly qualified scholars conducting research in a field relevant to the Aleksanteri Institute's research agenda. Applicants at different stages of their academic career, from junior researchers to established scholars, are welcome to apply. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent (granted no later than 5 February 2016). In addition to academic excellence, a key factor in the selection process is the potential for a mutually beneficial research visit, both for the visitor and for the research community of the Aleksanteri Institute. Visiting Fellows are expected to work on themes related to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda and are encouraged to participate actively in the academic life of the Aleksanteri Institute. Successful applicants will be granted monthly fellowships of 3000€ for research visits between one and three months at the Aleksanteri Institute. The visits should take place between 1 August 2016 and 15 July 2017. The last possible starting date for a visiting fellowship is 1 June 2017. The selection of the Visiting Fellows will be concluded by 6 April when the names of the Visiting Fellows are posted on the Institute’s website. All applicants will be notified of the result.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Submission Deadline: Ambiguous Geographies
    Deadline: February 8, 2016

    The Center for the Study of Global Change is pleased to announce the opportunity for Indiana University graduate students to participate in our upcoming symposium on Ambiguous Geographies. This 2-day symposium, scheduled on March 22-23, seeks to articulate a scholarly and practical framework for global studies and for understanding the world’s increasingly borderless, changing, and ambiguous territories. This is a great opportunity for students to engage in a discussion that furthers an ongoing conversation amongst the area and global studies centers in the School of Global and International Studies about the need for a new paradigm for pursuing regional studies. Please read over the announcement for more information — the deadline for submissions is Monday, February 8th.

  • The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program
    Application Deadline: February 8, 2016

    Now in its fourth decade, the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program offers undergraduate and graduate students, ages 18-26, an opportunity to take a full year of Yiddish-language courses (worth six college credits) in seven weeks, tuition-free, at the Yiddish Book Center. Beginner and intermediate students deepen their language skills, gain substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture, and build a community of yidishkayt in a supportive residential setting. Intermediate students also have the opportunity to participate in paid internships and gain professional experience working on Yiddish-based projects at the Center. The 2016 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program runs June 5 to July 22.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: NFMLTA-NCOLCTL Research Award
    Application Deadline: February 10, 2016

    The NCOLCTL invites proposals for NFMLTA - NCOLCTL Research Award in the fields of applied linguistics and language education with small grants aimed primarily at the graduate students at the dissertation data-gathering and writing stages. The purpose of the grants is to provide resources to support research in the field of second language teaching and learning of less commonly taught languages (all languages except English, Spanish, French, and German). The award amount is $500. Awardees will need to join the NCOLCTL. The awards will be conferred at the Walton Award Dinner (a part of the annual NCOLCTL conference) on Saturday, April 23 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport-North, GA. The awardees are strongly encouraged to attend this event.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • JSGSA Fourth Annual Conference, "“Kissing the Mezuzah: Jews Between Public and Private Space"
    February 11-12, 2016 | Indiana Memorial Union

    This conference will explore the ways in which Judaism and Jewishness have been, and continue to be negotiated with respect to space and place. We welcome submissions on topics as diverse as architecture, urban spaces, and sites of memory; textual and linguistic spaces, translations, and dialect; gender, sexuality, and the body; geography, migration, and exploration; the mapping of intellectual and academic spaces; and religious and ethnic identities. What does it mean for a space to be Jewish? How do we construct, mark, contest, or negotiate the borders, walls, and boundaries of Jewish and non-Jewish spaces? How is Jewishness performed within these spaces? We are seeking imaginative and innovative submissions from graduate students and recent Ph.D. graduates that define, expand, or challenge the existing boundaries of Jewish space in all its forms. This conference is designed to encompass a wide range of academic disciplines producing a sustained and focused conversation about space and place in the Jewish world, both past and present. The conference will feature a keynote address given by Dr. Barbara Mann, Associate Professor of Jewish Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary, on Thursday evening and will otherwise involve themed panels of graduate students grouped according to research interests. Authors will deliver a 20-minute paper with response and questions at the end of each panel.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • IU Preparing Future Faculty Conference, “Focus on the Future: Opportunities and Challenges in the Next Generation University"
    February 12, 2016 | Indiana Memorial Union

    The PFF conference is a one-day professionalization event designed to provide graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about preparing for their future academic careers. This year the conference will consist of four sessions (three panels and one round table) addressing different issues of concern to graduate students. Topics will range from navigating the job market, to issues in teaching and pedagogy, to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available inside (and outside) of academia, among other subjects. Visit our website for more information and to view the program.

    The conference is free and open to all Indiana University graduate students, but please register here early for the free lunch. Limited space is available for the luncheon, and registration closes Monday, February 8. Contact Annalise Loehr (aloehr@indiana.edu) for more information.

  • Funding: John H. Edwards Fellowship
    Deadline: February 12, 2016

    The John H. Edwards Trust Fund will provide income for 3 fellowships of approximately $20,000 each for graduate students at Indiana University in academic year 2015-2016. The John H. Edwards Fellowship is one of the University’s most prestigious academic awards. A university-wide committee selects the fellows from nominations made by the deans of all departments and professional schools within the University that award terminal graduate degrees.

    In accordance with the bequest, the John H. Edwards Fellowship will be awarded on the following basis:

      Good citizenship, character, especially attitude toward public service and the likelihood of future usefulness to society, scholastic ability, intellectual capacity, and upon such other bases and qualifications, and in such manner, as the Trustees of Indiana University in their discretion and judgment may determine from time to time, but always without regard to consideration of religion, creed, race, national origin, color, sex, or political affiliation.

    The Edwards Trust Fund Committee interprets the above paragraph as an instruction to nominate a candidate with an extraordinary record of voluntary public service, exemplary character, superior scholastic ability, and intellectual capacity that promises dividends for society. Consistent with University policy, nominations for this award should be made without regard to sexual orientation or disability.

    Please click here for complete details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: 31st Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference
    Deadline: February 12, 2016

    We invite graduate students, affiliated faculty, and independent scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit proposals on any topic concerning the Middle East and Islamic world from the advent of Islam to the present day. Disciplinary focuses include but are not limited to: history, sociology, anthropology, politicalscience, economics, literature, philosophy, art history, cinema and media studies, gender studies, and diaspora studies. As in previous years, two of our sponsors are offering limited funding to support special panels in the following fields: (1) modern Arabic literature and(2) Central Eurasian studies. Participants chosen for one of these panels may be eligible for a modest travel subsidy. Those interested should submit their abstracts with a note indicating their interest in being a part of one of these sponsored panels. Applicants not placed on a special panel will still receive full consideration for the general conference.

    Please click here for complete details.

  • Application Deadline: Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, "New Directions in the Use of Oral Testimonies: Soviet Experiences of the Holocaust"
    Deadline: February 14, 2016

    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for a workshop focused on the use of testimony in the study of the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, to be held from August 1-12, 2016 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

    This workshop will bring together scholars whose work relies heavily upon oral and written testimonies of perpetrators, bystanders, and victims of the Holocaust on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Participants from North America and the states of the former Soviet Union will discuss research strategies and some of the central issues surrounding the use of testimonies in their work. Discussions will be prompted by pre-circulated synopses of participants’ research agendas, with a focus on their application of testimony to their wider projects. During the workshop, participants also will have the opportunity to engage with the many thousands of oral history testimonies available at the Museum, which include those of the USC Shoah Foundation and Yahad-In Unum. These records are but part of the Museum’s more than 210 million pages of archival material, which includes more than 15 million pages of microfilmed, digitized, and paper documents from the former Soviet Union. The program will culminate in a public presentation by the participants, in which they will discuss current issues and future directions in the use of testimony in research and in the teaching of the topic of the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union.

    In addition to scholars from North American institutions of higher education, the Museum welcomes applications from Ph.D. students and scholars at universities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Please note that we are accepting applications from these areas only. Applicants should articulate clearly how they use testimony in their research.

    Applications must be submitted in English and include: (1) an online application form; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) a maximum 1000-word summary of the applicant’s current research topic. For details, see the application form available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jTKrCoycZir2R1yHhU0Cr9GhtOTtdJEoa-AojuF5-es/viewform.

    Application materials may be sent by email attachment to Dr. Daniel Newman, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: danewman@ushmm.org. All application materials must be received by February 14, 2016. We will notify applicants regarding acceptance by March 1.

    Participants must be in attendance each day of the workshop. Workshop sessions will be conducted in English. Participants will be required to submit a research proposal of 8 to 10 pages in English for pre-circulation by June 30, 2016.

    Accepted applicants will receive (1) a stipend toward the cost of direct travel to and from each participant’s home institution and Washington, D.C.; (2) shared lodging for the workshop’s duration; and (3) a stipend toward the cost of meals, local transit, luggage surcharges, and other incidental expenses, which will be distributed after the workshop’s conclusion via international wire transfer. It is the sole responsibility of each participant to acquire the appropriate visa to enter the United States and to pay any costs associated with securing that visa.


    Please see the Call for Applications for more details.

  • Proposal Deadline: ASEEES 2016 Annual Convention
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

    One of the core activities of the Association is the annual convention. Held in the fall, the convention takes place each year in a different city and is generally hosted by one of the Association's regional affiliates. This international forum makes possible a broad exchange of information and ideas, stimulating further work and sustaining the intellectual vitality of the field.

    2016 Convention Theme: "Global Conversations"

    Please see the Call for Papers for more details.

  • Submission Deadline: Illini Journal of International Security
    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    The Illini Journal of International Security (IJOIS) is a peer-reviewed undergraduate academic journal that was founded in September 2015 by undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. IJOIS is published biannually through the Program of Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS) and is comprised of exceptional undergraduate and graduate papers on topics related to international security or foreign affairs. IJOIS utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach and accepts papers from students studying the social sciences, STEM fields, business and the humanities that analyze international security issues from innovative perspectives. While IJOIS is run by students at UIUC, the Journal accepts submissions from students at all University of Illinois campuses (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield).

    Please visit the website for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

    REEI offers two grants to support research-related travel for preliminary dissertation field activities such as exploring potential research sites, archives, and other research resources, establishing institutional affiliations, and identifying and meeting with scholars, archivists and specialists. The grants are primarily intended for doctoral students who will apply in the next academic year for funding to conduct dissertation research abroad. Students who have reached the ABD stage and have formally begun dissertation research are not eligible for funding under this program. REEI/Mellon Endowment grants are limited to $2,000 per student, paid as a travel reimbursement.

    Please see the REEI Doctoral Student Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: American Councils 2016 Summer Russian Language Teachers Program
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

    American Councils for International Education (ACTR) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Russian Language Teachers Program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, the program provides current and pre-service Russian instructors the unique opportunity to study Russian culture, language, and pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical (Herzen) University in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia for six weeks, from June 22 to August 8, 2016. The program begins with a mandatory pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC on June 22.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: American Councils 2016 Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

    American Councils Study Abroad (ACTR) is pleased to announce that the application for our 2016 Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training (OPIT) Program is now open! Through OPIT’s six-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. Participants can choose a placement in a variety of fields, including democracy building, human rights, education, business, law, gender issues, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine. Knowledge of foreign-language is not required; however, the program does provide foreign language internships to interested and qualified students, and all students have the opportunity to combine their internships with intensive language study.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Title VIII Funding for American Councils Language Programs
    Application Deadline (Summer 2016): February 15, 2016

    U.S. citizens who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree and intend to pursue graduate studies, M.A. students, and Ph.D. candidates are eligible to receive Title VIII Fellowship support for participation in American Councils intensive language programs in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, the Balkans, Moldova, and Ukraine. Title VIII Fellowships are available for the following programs: Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP), and Balkan Language Initiative (BLI). The application deadline is February 15th for summer programs, and March 15th for fall and academic year programs. Please visit http://www.acstudyabroad.org/title-viii/ for more information or contact us via email at: outbound@americancouncils.org. American Councils staff are also glad to speak with you, your students, and your colleagues directly; we can be reached at (202) 833-7522.

  • Funding: Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Grant
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

    The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of $3,200 for 31 days. While the Kennan Institute cannot provide an office for Short-Term scholars, we do provide a carrel with a computer and internet access. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant. There is no official application form for Short-Term Grants. The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project (including a title), curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Kennan Institute. Please note, the recommendation letters must be signed. Applicants should also state their citizenship status in their materials. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail. Please note that the letters of recommendation, if sent by email, must be sent directly from the referee and be a scan of a signed letter. Referees are also welcome to send their signed letters by fax or post. Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their grant. Two rounds of competitive selection for Short-Term Grants will be held in 2016. The next closing dates are February 15 and July 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the competition results roughly seven weeks after the closing date. Awardees must provide at least one month notification before beginning their grant. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) 2016 Fellowship Programs
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

    The American Center for Mongolian Studies aims to improve funding and study opportunities for scholars. The following programs offer scholars opportunities to conduct research, study, and gain professional experience in Mongolia. Funding opportunities include the ACMS Field Research Fellowship Program, ACMS Intensive Mongolian Language Summer Program, ACMS Library Fellowship Program, and ACMS Cultural Heritage Fellowship Program.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Application Deadline: Graduate Student Exchanges to Poland (Jagiellonian University [Krakow] and Warsaw University)
    EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 15, 2016

    Indiana University offers exchange opportunities with top universities in selected countries for graduate students on any IU campus. The majority of these programs are intended to support independent research by connecting you with resources and mentors at the partner university. In some cases, you may be able to enroll in courses or gain valuable teaching experience. Because each program differs, you should review them carefully before applying. Graduate students are encouraged to check with their departments and schools about other international opportunities.

    Exchange participants receive funding to cover their expenses. IU's Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) covers the cost of airfare, and participants receive a reasonable living stipend from either OVPIA or the partner institution. For all programs, the partner institution provides housing or helps participants make housing arrangements.

    NOTE THAT OVPIA WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS TO THESE TWO PROGRAMS THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2016 (i.e. beyond the application deadline that currently runs on OVPIA website).

    Please see the IU Worldwide Graduate Exchange Programs website for more details.

  • Application Deadline: Short-term Faculty Exchanges to Poland and Russia
    EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 15, 2016

    Indiana University faculty and librarians can apply each year to participate in month-long exchange programs with university partners around the world. These competitive programs are administered and funded by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA).

    Applicants must be tenure-line faculty members (including librarians) or research scientists/scholars at any IU campus. Non-tenure-line faculty members whose evaluation criteria for promotion include research or creative activity are also eligible with an explanation in the letter of support from their dean or chair. Participants receive sufficient funding to cover their expenses. OVPIA covers the cost of airfare, and participants receive a reasonable living stipend from either OVPIA or the partner institution. For the majority of programs, the partner institution provides or arranges housing.

    NOTE THAT OVPIA WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS TO THESE TWO PROGRAMS THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2016 (i.e. beyond the application deadline that currently runs on OVPIA website).

    Please see the IU Worldwide Faculty Exchange Programs website for more details.

  • Funding: Open Society Foundations Civil Society Scholar Awards
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

    The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

    Eligibility: The Awards are open to the following academic populations:

    • Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country;
    • Full-time faculty members (must have a minimum of a master’s degree) teaching at universities in their home country;
    • Who are citizens of: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

    Subject Areas: Any subject areas within the social sciences and humanities are eligible, but particularly those related to: law, justice, and governance; sustainable development and natural resource management; economic rights and empowerment of the poor; public health, social work and community development; new media law and policy; inclusive education; post-conflict studies; and human rights.

    Supported Grant Activities: The Awards support short-term, international academic projects, such as: fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives or universities; course/curriculum development; and international research collaborations leading to a peer-reviewed publication. Requests for support for first year tuition and fees only will be considered on the basis of a clearly demonstrated need from doctoral students who have gained admission to universities outside of their home country.

    • Project Duration: Between 2-9 Months
    • Eligible Dates: August 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017
    • Maximum Funding Requests: Doctoral Students: $10,000; Faculty Members: $15,000.

    Competition for CSSA awards is merit-based. Selection will be made on the basis of proven academic excellence, a clear and justifiable need for international travel to complete the research project and relevance of the project to the development of open society in the applicant’s home country.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
    February 19, 2016

    The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion. Canon Brian Mountford, Vicar of St Mary's Church and Fellow of St Hilda's College in the University of Oxford, will host the meeting.

    You are invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion of a relevant aspect of religious studies, or you may wish to participate as a panel member or as an observer. Your disquisition must adhere to an abstract of about 300 words approved by the Programme Committee of the Symposium. You are, also, encouraged to submit a paper, in keeping with your abstract, which may be published in an appropriate journal, book of conference proceedings. All papers presented for publication or inclusion in books or sponsored journals will be subject to peer review by external readers.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: “Nabokov’s Idioms: Translating Foreignness”
    February 19, 2016 | University of California, Santa Barbara

    Entitled “Nabokov’s Idioms: Translating Foreignness,” this one-day symposium will investigate Vladimir Nabokov’s writerly practice as a broadly conceived effort of translation. An émigré writer whose works were translated into many languages, Nabokov was himself a notorious translator. Yet translation, in his work, is much more than the mere transposition of a literary text from one language into another – it is a creative principle. In this symposium we propose to investigate what we see as Nabokov’s translational poetics – a comprehensive effort to relate to foreignness and the ‘Other’ that is, as such, also a powerful contribution to literary modernism, its media, and its critique. The symposium, which will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Friday, February 19, 2016, is held in honor of professor emeritus Don Barton Johnson in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field of Nabokov studies.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies
    February 21, 2016

    Indiana University's Department of Central Eurasian Studies invites applications for the Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies. The Fellowship will be given to a student who has been admitted to the Department of Central Eurasian Studies and the University Graduate School at Indiana University-Bloomington and is primarily engaged in research falling within the field of Hungarian language and area studies, including but not limited to Hungarian culture and history. Indiana University is a research university with world-class programs in both area studies and the disciplines; its libraries hold the richest university-based Hungarian collections in the US. All applicants are welcome, but citizens of the US and Canada are strongly preferred. Annual fellowship benefits include tuition remission, health insurance, and a fellowship stipend of a minimum of $12,000; the fellowship is renewable.

    Applicants should submit a letter of interest to Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee, Central Eurasian Studies, Global & International Studies Building 3024, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105. Include your full name, IU degree program and department, description of your research and two letters of recommendation.

    Applications received by February 21, 2016 will receive priority for consideration.

    For those that are not currently at IU would also need to apply for admission. Although the deadline for admission has passed we would still accept applications for admission as long as they were complete (application, statement of purpose, all official transcripts, three letters of recommendation) by February 21st.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: IU GPSG Research Award
    Application Deadline: February 26, 2016

    The GPSG research award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University-Bloomington. A flat award of $1,000 is given to help support research expenses incurred in connection with academic research, such as travel costs related to field, archival or laboratories research, payment for research related services, and purchase of research related supplies. Note: Expenses that are not supported are typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, and travel costs for conferences or workshops. Consideration for Spring 2016 Research Awards is given for research conducted during summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017. Research awards are offered in spring semester only. GPSG Research Awards are merit-based awards. Other funding sources will not be considered as part of the application.

    Please see the GPSG website for more details. If you still have questions after reviewing the following information, please contact our Awards Officer at gpsgawds@indiana.edu.

  • Funding: Jesse Fine Fellowship for Course Development
    Application Deadline: February 28, 2016

    The Jesse Fine Fellowship supports the development of new and revised courses that address practical and professional ethics in curriculum across the University. The Fellowship is made possible by a gift from Dorothy Fine to honor the memory of her husband, IU graduate Jesse Fine. Courses in all fields and schools are eligible; successful proposals may involve designing a new course, or proposing a substantive revision to an existing course in order to include more ethics or improve its treatment of ethics. The course must be approved to be offered by the applicant’s home department or school before the end of 2018. Faculty at all levels as well as graduate students who teach may apply.

    Applications will be reviewed in a competitive process. Up to four recipients may be chosen. Each receives $2500 in two installments of $1250 each, one receivable upon acceptance of the Fellowship, and the second after the course has been taught, as confirmed by a letter from the department chair.
    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellowship 2016
    Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

    The Józef Tischner Fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; a thematic relation to one of the Institute’s research fields is strongly encouranged (details please see on www.iwm.at/research). The Józef Tischner Fellow will be invited to spend a six-month term from July to December 2016 at the IWM and receive a stipend of EUR 1,800 per month to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna. In addition, the IWM provides her/him with an office including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge. Please visit www.iwm.at/fellowships/tischner to see all relevant details about eligibility, application procedure etc.

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Funding: Research Fellowships (10) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)
    Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München will award up to 10 Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics in 2016. The "LMU Research Fellowships" are an integral part of the "LMU Academic Career Program", aimed at recruiting excellent early-career postdocs. Candidates from all fields of research who have completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results within the last three years may apply. The Fellowships will be awarded for two years. In exceptional cases, funding for an extra year will be awarded to projects for which additional research time is needed due to the scope and originality of the planned research. Candidates must present an independent research project as part of their application. Applications may be submitted in English or German.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: In Light Film Festival Workshop on Documentary Filmmaking Fellowship
    Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

    The second annual In Light Film Festival is pleased to announce a workshop on documentary filmmaking facilitated by Chad Gracia and Artem Ryzhykov, director/editor/producer and cinematographer of The Russian Woodpecker (2015). The workshop will cover in detail the processes and challenges of a documentary film project from conception to release. Students interested in filmmaking, social justice, international studies, and ethnography are strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop will take place Friday, March 4, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Hoagy Carmichael Room (Morrison Hall, Room 006). The session will open with a screening of the film, and light refreshments will be provided. The workshop is free and open to all Indiana University students.

    In addition, the festival is pleased to announce two fellowships in the amount of $100 to be awarded to workshop attendees interested in pursuing their own documentary film or creative projects. Any IU undergraduate or graduate student attending the workshop is encouraged to apply. Fellowship applications are due no later than February 29, 2016. You may register for the workshop here.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: Ellipsis Across Borders Conference 2016
    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    This conference is organized as part of the project Experimental Morphosyntax of South Slavic Languages, where agreement patterns are studied with a uniform methodology in six locations across the Western Balkans (in former Yugoslavia). This project has both a scientific and social agenda. On one side, it aims to investigate First and Last conjunct agreement in South Slavic languages and thus contribute to the currently debated topic (Bošković 2009, Marušič et al. 2015) which revolves around the need for clearer descriptions of the data. On the other side, the project aims to propagate psycholinguistic studies of South Slavic languages through cooperation between linguists across the borders of the former Yugoslavia.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Submission Deadline: Annual Prize for an Outstanding Published Essay in the Field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies
    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    The Central/East/South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) is pleased to announce the second annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2016 SCMS meeting in Atlanta, GA.

    Eligibility: Any single-authored essay on Central/East/South European media published in the field in the calendar year of 2015 as a journal article or a chapter in a collected volume (chapters excerpted from monographs will not be considered).

    Essay should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words (with a 10,000 word limit, notes and works cited included). Essays must be published in English. Authors need NOT be members of SCMS.

    Submission guidelines: We request anonymous submissions. The author’s name, essay title, exact date and venue for publication, personal contact address, and academic affiliation should appear only on a separate cover sheet (no identifying information in the essay file please). Essays and cover pages should be attached in the email as separate document files and directed to Evan Torner (evan.torner@uc.edu) and Ana Grgic (ag219@st-andrews.ac.uk).

    Please see the announcement for more details.

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March 2016

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Dissertation Write-Up Fellowship (One Semester)
    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    One award of $7,500 plus tuition fee remission for one academic semester will provide support to an Indiana University graduate student of the Russian East European region near the completion of his or her doctoral program in any field. The fellowship is intended for applicants who have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, received approval for their research proposal, and completed all formal components of their dissertation field research or data collection. The fellowship is intended to support one semester of full-time writing in which the recipient will not be engaged in other employment. The fellowship will be granted on the basis of the scholarly potential of the applicant, the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work and its importance to the development of scholarship on the REEI region. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the recommendation of the applicant's dissertation advisor in regard to the prospects for the applicant to complete and defend the dissertation at the end of the one semester fellowship or soon thereafter. .

    Please see the REEI Doctoral Student Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI Graduate Assistantships
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2016.

    REEI offers funding for graduate assistants. Positions require a 20-hour per week employment commitment. In return, graduate assistants receive a stipend of at least $15,000 and fee remission for up to 30 credit hours per year. These awards are contingent upon receipt of funds from the US Department of Education. New applicants are not as competitive for graduate assistantships as returning students unless they have had significant previous experience in newsletter publication or web design. Applications are available in REEI and online. Applicants for GA positions may be contacted to arrange for an interview with the REEI senior staff.

    Please see the REEI Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: OVPIA Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2016.

    Summer pre-dissertation travel grants, administered by the IU Office of the Vice President for International Afffairs, support research-related summer travel abroad prior to conducting dissertation research abroad. Activities supported include exploring potential research sites, archives, or other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; identifying and meeting local scholars and contacts. Stipend set at economy round-trip airfare plus $1,000.

    Please see the REEI Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: OVPIA International Enhancement Grant
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2016.

    International enhancement grants, administered by the IU Office of the Vice President for International Afffairs, support IU students pursuing academic training which adds or enhances an international component of their graduate degree program. Supported training activities include: Enrollment in a foreign language or an area studies course not offered at IU; Participation in a structured international internship; Formal training program or workshop on an international topic. Awards: Up to $2,000.

    Please see the REEI Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: Central Asia in World History 2016 Summer Institute
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2016 | The Ohio State University (Columbus)

    Explore the history of Central Asia through a three-week Summer Institute (July 10-29, 2016) sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities in Columbus, Ohio. Central Asia in World History will offer middle and high school teachers from all subjects an intensive experience to hear presentations by experts, interact with scholars, work with research materials, view and discuss films, and sample the traditional food and music of the region. Participants will also develop a curriculum resource and have the opportunity to consult with a master teacher about pedagogy and how Institute content articulates with current education standards. Participants will receive a stipend of $2,700, a certificate for in-service credit and/or professional development hours, and have the option of enrolling for three graduate credits from The Ohio State University.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The University of Chicago Press and Signs are pleased to announce the competition for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars. The Catharine Stimpson Prize is awarded biennially to the best paper in an international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner. The prizewinning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs. Eligibility: Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (fewer than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree, including current graduate students) are invited to submit papers for the Stimpson Prize. Papers may be on any topic that falls under the broad rubric of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. Submissions must be no longer than 10,000 words (including notes and references) and must conform to the guidelines for Signs contributors.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: George F. Kennan Fellowship
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. George F. Kennan Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies. Fellows will receive access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and policy research centers in Washington, D.C., as well as the opportunity to meet with key experts and officials at the State Department, USAID, Department of Defense, and Congress. While conducting research, the George F. Kennan Fellows are expected to actively participate in discussions with the policy and academic communities, including speaking engagements at the Wilson Center as well as potentially outside of Washington D.C., and attending meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and Wilson Center. Upon completion of the fellowships, the grantees become alumni, for whom Kennan will continue to offer opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Application Deadline: Summer Internships at the European Parliament Liaison Office
    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The European Parliament invites US citizens to apply for a full-time internship, in its offices in Washington, Brussels, and Strasbourg. The internship is held for three months in Washington, with the possibility of a two-month extension in Brussels and Strasbourg. At a minimum, candidates must have completed their bachelor's degree by the beginning of the internship. The office offers three internship intakes a year: spring (January 16-April 15), summer (May 1-July 31), and fall (September 16-December 15). What better place to monitor transnational politics in action, to see global players in international affairs addressing global challenges across a range of policy areas, and to witness the interplay between decision-makers in the US and lawmakers from the European Union?

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Application Deadline: XVI International Congress of Slavists
    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The International Congress of Slavists is a quinquennial gathering of Slavists in the humanities and social sciences from forty countries worldwide. It is organized by the International Committee of Slavists (ICS), which consists of the chairs of each of constituent national committees. The full ICS meets during the year of the Congress itself. At other times, the business of the ICS is handled by the full Presidium, which meets once in intervening years to plan the next Congress in detail, or by the reduced Presidium, which meets in other intervening years to act on minor issues that require resolution. The XVI International Congress of Slavists will be held in late summer 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. The general plan will contain a day of arrival (August 19), a day of departure (August 27), and six working days for the Congress split into 3-day segments separated by a free day (August 23) for excursions organized by the host Serbian Committee of Slavists.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: 11th Slavic Linguistics Society Annual Meeting
    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    We invite individual abstract submissions and panel proposals on all topics and frameworks within Slavic linguistics. Please note that current SLS-membership is a precondition for presenting at the annual meeting. Participants will be able to join SLS (or renew their membership) when registering for the conference online. Invited Speakers: Barbara Citko (Washington); Marc Greenberg (Kansas); Andrea Sims (Ohio State). Abstract Submission Guidelines: Abstracts (limit 3000 characters) should be written in English or Russian. In case of acceptance, oral presentations are possible in other Slavic languages as long as a summary in English or Russian is provided. Abstracts and other proposals should be submitted online at sls2016@utoronto.ca. They should be anonymous, i.e. should not contain name(s) or affiliations(s) of the author(s) or any other self-identifying information. Submissions are limited to one single-authored or one joint abstract. The paper title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information should be given in the body of the email. The abstract itself should contain only the title. Panel proposals should include panel title plus names of 3 or 4 presenters, one of whom should serve as chief organizer. Contact Joseph Schallert by 15 February 2016. Abstract and paper proposal submission deadline: March 1, 2016. Notification of acceptance for papers and panels: April 1, 2016. The conference is hosted by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: "Patriotic (Non) Consumption: Food, Fashion, and Media"
    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The economic crises of 2008-present and the recent political confrontations have shaped patterns of patriotic consumption and non-consumption (a refusal to consume particular types of products, symbols and discourses) in the countries of the Central, Eastern and Southern Europe as well as Central Asia, Caucasus and Russia, signaling their participation in the global economy as consumer societies. (Abridged)

    Please see the Call for Papers for complete details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: Graduate Student Colloquium, “Processes: How do agents, acts and artifacts interact in Literature, Linguistics, Language Pedagogy and Cultural Studies”
    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Portland State University invites graduate students of modern and classical foreign languages to present their scholarly research on literature, film, culture, linguistics, applied linguistics, language pedagogy, and interdisciplinary studies (e.g., cognitive literary studies, ecocriticism, communication studies). Participants are encouraged to explore the ways in which agents and authors, acts, and artifacts interact in texts. How are events and artifacts determined by the processes surrounding their realization? How do these processes affect their reception? Possible topics within this theme include: evolution, interaction, adaption, intervention, influence, inspiration, and dissemination.

    Please see the website for complete details.

  • Funding: Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support the Study of the Holocaust
    Undergraduate Deadline: March 2, 2016.
    Graduate Deadline: March 4, 2016.

    Two Scholarships will be awarded: one up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000. During the academic year 2016-2017, the Sara and Albert Reuben scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust. The monies can be awarded in the fall, spring, or summer when the recipient is a full-time student. The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2016 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

    Please see the Scholarship Flyer for more details.

  • Workshop: The Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center & The Russian and East European Institute present the "Syllabus Design Workshop"
    March 3, 2016 | IU Global & International Studies Building 3067

    The Workshop will include presentations that cover: Developing course themes and concepts; Writing the course description; Creating learning objectives, course policies, a grading rubric, and course activities; Picking and organizing a reading list; Drafting a schedule; Designing for semester, eight week, and summer courses. Samuel Buelow is a PhD candidate in Anthropology with minors in CEUS and Gender Studies. He has developed syllabi for courses at both IUB and IUPUI in the departments of Folklore, Anthropology, and Gender Studies, Collins, and Global Village.

    Breakfast Provided, please RSVP to aces@indiana.edu. You may view the event flyer here.

  • Conference: CLACS Graduate Conference, “ACCESS and CONTROL: Resources and Technology in the Global South”
    March 3-5, 2016 | Indiana University Bloomington

    The 5th annual conference of the CLACS Graduate Student Association, ACCESS and CONTROL: Resources and Technology in the Global South, is explicitly interdisciplinary and encourages participants to expose past and present challenges that have influenced access to resources and technology throughout the Global South with emphasis on local, regional, and national level state actors. Within this theme, we invite graduate students from diverse and professional backgrounds to submit abstracts exploring access to resources, ideas, technology, and information. Though being sponsored by Indiana University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, we welcome research from other Global South regions including (but not limited to) Africa, South Asia, Southwest Asia, etc. Other abstracts relating to this theme will also be considered.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Undergraduate Anderson Overseas Study Scholarship
    Application Deadline: March 4, 2016

    This scholarship was established through the generosity of IU alumnus Harold Anderson. Harold Anderson attended Indiana University, where he studied History in the College of Arts and Sciences. He also joined Sigma Pi and played on the IU basketball team in 1925-1926. Harold went on to teach history and coach basketball in the Madison County area, and he later returned to IU where he graduated from the Maurer School of Law, after which he was a distinguished lawyer for many years in Anderson, Indiana. This scholarship is to support current, full-time SGIS undergraduates who participate in IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study experiences. Programs can be for a semester, an academic year, or for summer study.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: James D. Fielding Family Study Abroad Scholarship
    Application Deadline: March 4, 2016

    This scholarship was established by IU alumnus James D. Fielding, who graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences with a BA degree in Political Science in 1987. As an undergraduate student James Fielding participated in a formative overseas study program in Copenhagen, Denmark, which provided a foundation for a successful career in global business. To be eligible for the James D Fielding Family Study Abroad Scholarship, you must be officially enrolled at IUB as a full‐time undergraduate student (minimum 12 credit hours) at the time of application with a major or minor in the School of Global and International Studies, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 at the time of application, and have been accepted to participate in an IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study program.

    Please see the application for more details.

  • Funding: Jewish Studies Grants-in-Aid of Research and Fellowships for Current Graduate Students
    Application Deadline: March 4, 2016

    Current Indiana University Bloomington graduate students working on topics of relevance to Jewish Studies are invited to apply for The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program grants-in-aid of research. These grants can be used either to provide graduate student support (i.e. to defray the costs of summer language study, travel, living expenses while conducting thesis and dissertation research and/or thesis and dissertation writing, photocopying, or other research expenses). Preference will be given to Jewish Studies masters degree students and doctoral minors. Graduate students interested in applying for funding to attend a conference should apply for Jewish Studies conference funding. Students must submit a proposal stating when the funding is needed (Summer 2016 and/or Fall 2016 and.or Spring 2017); if you have applied for other funding; please include a budget and letter of reference in MS Word to iujsp@indiana.edu by Friday, March 4, 2016.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference and Russian Symposium
    March 5, 2016 | Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA)

    Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to history and historical knowledge; and for the Russian symposium, any research topics on Russia, Soviet Union, or the former republics of the Soviet Union. The conference and the symposium will give students an opportunity to present their research papers and receive a feedback from the scholars in the field and the audience. The suggested paper topics may include, but are not limited to the history of culture, politics, economics, religion, race, gender, literature, media, cinema, and art. Acceptance notifications will be sent by 15 February 2016. The final revised paper is due by 26 February 2016. Interested undergraduate and graduate students may present papers or posters. Undergraduates need not be members of Phi Alpha Theta to present their research.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: Paul Celan Fellowships 2016/2017 for translators
    Application Deadline: March 6, 2016.

    The program supports translations of canonical texts, contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies from Eastern to Western European languages or vice versa, or between two Eastern European languages. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or female scholars. No applications for works of fiction and poetry are being accepted. Fellows will spend 3 – 6 months between July 2016 and June 2017 at the IWM in Vienna and receive a monthly stipend of EUR 2,050 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna. The IWM provides fellows with an office incl. access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.

    For further details and online application: www.iwm.at/fellowships/celan. You may also view the flyer here.

  • Student Research & Professionalization Workshop: Public Speaking and Research Presentation
    March 9, 2016, 4:00pm | Global & International Studies Building 3067

    Learn how to cater your research from academic lectures, conference presentations, to policy briefings. This workshop will cover how to speak concisely and how to modify your presentation to fit your audience.

    About the Workshop Series: This collaboration seeks to work with faculty across SGIS to create opportunities for students to develop the skills critical to academic and post-degree success.

    If would like to participate in these workshops, or if you have an idea for a workshop, please email aces@indiana.edu.

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Competitive Awards Application Workshop Series: Finding your Awards
    March 9, 2016, 4:15pm | Hutton Honors College 217

    This series of 5 workshop sessions will introduce students to awards that provide funding for a variety of activities and guide them in preparing award applications. They will take place in room 217 of the Hutton Honors College on Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 to 5:15 on the days listed below. The workshops are free, do not bear credit and registration is not required. Each session is organized according to a theme or a specific award component and there are no assignments to prepare. Students complete assignments in their own time.

    The workshops will be led by Paul Fogleman, associate director of competitive awards and research. Guest presenters include students who have received awards and a representative from a national award agency. If the time conflicts with your class schedule you can participate via Canvas. If you would like to be added to the Canvas course or have questions, email Mr. Fogleman at pfoglema@indiana.edu.

    Workshop Schedule:

    • March 9 - Finding awards based on your discipline, qualifications and interests
    • March 23 - Leadership and engagement. This session will focus on how to articulate leadership in nationally-competitive award applications and discuss engaged learning activities outside the classroom
    • March 30 - What is expected of students competing for highly selective award competitions. Presentation and Q & A with a representative of the Schwarzman Scholars Program
    • April 6 - Creating your statement of purpose. Presentation, discussion and Q & A with a Fulbright recipient
    • April 20 - Identifying organizations on campus and in the community that will enhance your academic and professional goals - a discussion with graduating seniors
    • Weeks of April 27 and May 2 - Individually scheduled consultations with workshop organizer and associate director of competitive awards and research, Paul Fogleman

    More details may be found on the workshop flyer or the website.

  • Funding: IU GPSG Travel Award
    Application Deadline: March 11, 2016

    The GPSG Travel Award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University Bloomington. A flat award of $500 is given to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented (i.e. speeches, posters or interactive design), or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally. Funds may be used for registration fees, presentation materials, transportation, and lodging/food associated with the conference, workshop, training, competition or audition. Students may apply for one travel award per semester, but may apply for travel awards for multiple events/conferences in different semesters, even if they are a previous winner. Note: GPSG Travel Awards are awarded as university fellowships; be aware of their total financial aid need and the amount of financial aid you have already received. If you have already reached your financial aid maximum for the current semester, you may be ineligible for this award. More information about financial aid need can be found through the IU Student Financial Aid Guidelines (see the Graduate Student Fellowships Section) or the Financial Aid Office, and information about how much aid you have already received can be found in OneStart. This award is not intended to fund research. Please see GPSG Research Awards for info on awards for research funding. GPSG Travel Awards are merit-based awards. Non-travel related funding will not be considered when reviewing applications. This award is not intended to fund research. Please see GPSG Research Awards for info on awards for research funding. GPSG Travel Awards are merit-based awards. Non-travel related funding will not be considered when reviewing applications.

    Please see the GPSG website for more details. If you still have questions after reviewing the following information, please contact our Awards Officer at gpsgawds@indiana.edu.

  • Conference: 2016 SOYUZ Symposium, "Politics of Difference: Migration, Nation, Postsocialist Left and Right?"
    March 11-12, 2016 | University of Chicago

    The SOYUZ theme this year gains immediacy and poignancy from the migration and refugee crisis in Europe in Autumn 2015. While some leaders repudiate migrants from points east by calling for a “Christian” Europe, others welcome them as a Christian gesture. Such differences are not new to postsocialism. Religion, out-migration, borders, nationality have been flash points repeatedly. The conference will examine these and other forms of difference-making within and across contemporary postsocialist contexts. Economic globalization and the integration of eastern Europe into the European Union have provided the context for postsocialist transformation. Yet, such projects of integration have encouraged new articulations of difference and reframed old ones: Minorities, diasporas, east-west relations, techno-environmental differences and border-disputes. Neo-nationalist groups rail against in-migrants and minorities at the same time as nation-branding projects posit national distinctiveness as a lure for foreign investment and tourism. Narratives of “culture wars” vilifying differences of sexual orientation and life-style have erupted, opposing conservative religious and political groups to the purportedly cosmopolitan values of “the West.” New xenophobias and homophobias compete with discourses of tolerance, each staking claims to what constitutes belonging and civilization. Deep discontent over waves of neoliberalization, austerity, corruption and kleptocracies have reconfigured economic polarization as political difference, with Left and Right both taking on new valences within an increasingly agitated political spectrum.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • 23rd Annual ACES Conference
    March 12, 2016 | Indiana University Bloomington

    It is with great pleasure that CEUS wishes to invite panel and paper proposals to the 23nd Annual ACES Conference to be held on March 12th, 2016 at Indiana University in Bloomington. Students, faculty, and independent scholars are cordially invited to submit abstracts of papers addressing all topics pertaining to Central Eurasian Studies by November 4th, 2015. For the purposes of this conference, Central Eurasian Studies refers to the study of the historical and contemporary Afghan, Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, Iranian, Mongolic, Tibetan, Tungusic, and Turkic peoples, languages, cultures, and states. Submission of pre-organized panels is strongly encouraged. Individual papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the Conference Committee to a suitable panel. All proposals will be subject to a double-blind review process.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
    March 14-16, 2016 | Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford (UK)

    The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion. Canon Brian Mountford, Vicar of St Mary's Church and Fellow of St Hilda's College in the University of Oxford, will host the meeting.

    You are invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion of a relevant aspect of religious studies, or you may wish to participate as a panel member or as an observer. Your disquisition must adhere to an abstract of about 300 words approved by the Programme Committee of the Symposium. You are, also, encouraged to submit a paper, in keeping with your abstract, which may be published in an appropriate journal, book of conference proceedings. All papers presented for publication or inclusion in books or sponsored journals will be subject to peer review by external readers.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Call for Course Proposals, Collins Living-Learning Center
    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Teach an IU-accredited course at Collins:

    Is there a course you've always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity? Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn't quite fit into your department's curriculum? The Collins Living-Learning Center invites faculty members and advanced graduate students with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year. Freshmen and sophomores are required to register for one Collins seminar per year. Proposals at the 200 level are sought particularly, but not exclusively.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Title VIII Funding for American Councils Language Programs
    Application Deadline (Fall & Academic Year 2016-2017): March 15, 2016

    U.S. citizens who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree and intend to pursue graduate studies, M.A. students, and Ph.D. candidates are eligible to receive Title VIII Fellowship support for participation in American Councils intensive language programs in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, the Balkans, Moldova, and Ukraine. Title VIII Fellowships are available for the following programs: Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP), and Balkan Language Initiative (BLI). The application deadline is February 15th for summer programs, and March 15th for fall and academic year programs. Please visit http://www.acstudyabroad.org/title-viii/ for more information or contact us via email at: outbound@americancouncils.org. American Councils staff are also glad to speak with you, your students, and your colleagues directly; we can be reached at (202) 833-7522.

  • Funding: The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights
    Application Deadline: March 15, 2016

    The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation announces The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights, a summer fellowship in Prague for undergraduate students studying in the United States. Founded as part of Havel@80, the annual fellowship program will offer students a two week, fully-funded opportunity to learn from and engage with organizations in the Czech Republic working to carry forward Havel’s legacy in the field of human rights.

    Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) was a playwright, essayist, political dissident, and the former president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. He became well-known as a dramatist in the 1960s when his plays The Garden Party and The Memorandum were seen on world theatre stages. In the 1970s, he was one of the authors of Charter 77 - a manifesto calling for the Czechoslovak government to adhere to the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Agreement. Around this time, Havel released The Power of the Powerless, a powerful political essay that dissects the nature of totalitarian rule and the resistance that emerges within it. In 1989, he became the leader of the two-month long Velvet Revolution, which culminated in his ascension to the Presidency of the re-established democratic Czechoslovakia. Only a few months earlier, he had been released after being held by the communist regime for his activities in defense of human rights.

    Fellowship Details: Following his Presidency, Havel emerged as a champion of human rights and freedom around the world, leaving a legacy that continues to inspire individuals in the fight for justice and democracy. In its first year, the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights will be awarded to an undergraduate student who embodies the qualities associated with Havel: leadership, creative dissent, and a commitment to the global advancement of human rights. The recipient will have the opportunity to spend two weeks in Prague, where she or he will work with Czech organizations engaged in pressing human rights issues both domestically and worldwide, including the developing Syrian refuge crisis. Over the course of the two weeks, the fellowship recipient will also collaborate with local nonprofits to create a project that she or he will introduce to her/his home university in conjunction with the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.

    The main partner in Prague is the Vaclav Havel Library that collects, researches, disseminates, promotes and advocates the spiritual, literary, and political legacy of Vaclav Havel through archival work, historical research, publications, and public events. One of its main aims is to educate about and present to the public the historical significance of the fight for human rights and freedoms in the totalitarian period and the formation of civil society during the establishment of democracy. Participating organizations include People in Need, organizers of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, a Czech nonprofit, non-governmental organization that implements humanitarian relief and long term projects and educational and human rights programs all over the world.

    A round trip air ticket to Prague, accommodation, and a stipend will be provided. The fellow will be hosted between June 1 and June 15. The itinerary in Prague will be prepared individually according to the fellow’s interests.

    For details on application criteria, essay topic, and deadlines, please see the flyer.

  • Funding: RCEEE SG Student Award Opportunities for AAG 2016
    Deadline: March 15, 2016
    The Russian, Central Eurasian and East European Specialty Group (RCEEE SG) is pleased to announce two student award opportunities (Paper Award, and Field Research Travel Award) for the 2015-16 academic year. We offer a Student Paper Award ($150) and a Field Research Travel Award ($250).

    Please see the Call for Papers for complete details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: The 18th Nordic Migration Conference
    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Global inequalities between countries and regions in terms of income, security, rights, and living conditions are today driving increasing numbers of people into crossing international borders in search of personal safety, economic opportunities and better future prospects. At the same time, social inequality is sharply on the rise within societies across the globe, as traditional structures of work and welfare are rearranged and/or dismantled. In an increasingly globalized world, boundaries of class, nationality, ethnicity, gender and legal statuses are intersecting in new ways, giving rise to changing and new dimensions of inequality within and between both migrant sending and migrant receiving societies.

    In this conference we wish to explore the diverse links between international migration and social inequality, in a Nordic, European and global context. We invite scholars from across disciplinary boundaries to engage in a discussion of how these changes can be conceptualized and studied, from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives. Contributions are welcomed that reflect on how economic, political, cultural and social factors in origin and destination countries affect migration and shape diverse societies. We welcome papers which discuss how issues such as global inequalities, states policies, legal frameworks, media discourses and cultural boundaries shape the dynamics of migration and migrants’ everyday experiences.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: The 54th Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    March 17-19, 2016 | Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    The Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held 17-19 March 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, East European, and Eurasian studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016 Annual Meeting
    March 17-20, 2016 | Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

    The ACLA's annual conferences have a distinctive structure in which most papers are grouped into twelve-person seminars that meet two hours per day for three days of the conference to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. This structure allows each participant to be a full member of one seminar, and to sample other seminars during the remaining time blocks. Depending on space availability, we may also consider accepting a limited number of one-day seminars, especially if they are innovative either in presentation format or in terms of theme. The conference also includes plenary sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, and other events.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: 47th Annual NeMLA Convention
    March 17-20, 2016 | Hartford, Connecticut

    The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) is a scholarly organization for professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other modern languages. With more than 2,000 members, NeMLA is the largest of the regional MLA affiliates. The annual convention affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention includes panels and seminars, roundtables and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers. In addition, NeMLA supports its members through awards, fellowships, and opportunities for professional development.

    The Northeast Modern Language Association will meet in Hartford, Connecticut, for its 47th annual convention and will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: 13th Annual GOSECA Conference, “Insiders and Outsiders: Belonging and Identity in Eastern Europe”
    March 18-20, 2016 | University of Pittsburgh (PA)

    The recent influx of refugees to Eastern and Central Europe created a political and humanitarian crisis that has sparked intense international debate. The varied national responses both within and outside the European Union raise practical questions about asylum definitions and integration efforts, but they also point to larger theoretical questions about inclusion and exclusion, belonging and identity. How do democratic societies deal with cultural difference? What role do religion, gender and ethnicity play in national cohesion? What role should international conventions play in governing the specific actions of states? What are the financial and moral responsibilities of states and national populations? Moreover, how do recent events compare to diaspora and refugee crises of the past? Specifically, how have historical relationships between countries and peoples impacted contemporary responses to political events or shaped narratives and structures related to belonging and exclusion? These questions speak to the intersections of international relations, historical inquiry, cultural politics, and state and international public policy in Eastern Europe and Central Eurasia.

    This year's conference theme encourages participants to think critically about the impact that fluid, adaptable conceptions of belonging and exclusion in the realms – past and present – of domestic and international politics, economics, cultural production, social relations, the law, and demography, among others, have had on their specific field of study.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Submission Deadline: 18th International Conference on German and European Studies
    March 19, 2016

    The ICGES 2016: 18th International Conference on German and European Studies aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of German and European Studies. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of German and European Studies.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Registration Deadline: International Symposium “Education and social inequality,” XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
    Deadline: March 22, 2016

    The Symposium will generate a scholarly discussion on education and social inequality, considering how educational systems respond to social inequality and other forms of social stratification. Conference participants are invited to address the theme of social inequality in and through education from perspectives of their various disciplines, theoretical and pragmatic standpoints and geographic locations.

    The Symposium will be one of the major streams of a larger conference held at HSE University annually, the International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. The Conference attracts distinguished scholars in social and behavioral sciences from Russia, Europe, Asia, and America. About 1500 scholars usually participate .The plenary sessions and special round tables feature senior Russian Government officials, high-level representatives of the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the CEOs of the largest Russian and international companies.

    Please visit the website for more information.

  • Competitive Awards Application Workshop Series: Articulating Leadership and Engagement
    March 23, 2016, 4:15pm | Hutton Honors College 217

    This series of 5 workshop sessions will introduce students to awards that provide funding for a variety of activities and guide them in preparing award applications. They will take place in room 217 of the Hutton Honors College on Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 to 5:15 on the days listed below. The workshops are free, do not bear credit and registration is not required. Each session is organized according to a theme or a specific award component and there are no assignments to prepare. Students complete assignments in their own time.

    The workshops will be led by Paul Fogleman, associate director of competitive awards and research. Guest presenters include students who have received awards and a representative from a national award agency. If the time conflicts with your class schedule you can participate via Canvas. If you would like to be added to the Canvas course or have questions, email Mr. Fogleman at pfoglema@indiana.edu.

    Workshop Schedule:

    • March 9 - Finding awards based on your discipline, qualifications and interests
    • March 23 - Leadership and engagement. This session will focus on how to articulate leadership in nationally-competitive award applications and discuss engaged learning activities outside the classroom
    • March 30 - What is expected of students competing for highly selective award competitions. Presentation and Q & A with a representative of the Schwarzman Scholars Program
    • April 6 - Creating your statement of purpose. Presentation, discussion and Q & A with a Fulbright recipient
    • April 20 - Identifying organizations on campus and in the community that will enhance your academic and professional goals - a discussion with graduating seniors
    • Weeks of April 27 and May 2 - Individually scheduled consultations with workshop organizer and associate director of competitive awards and research, Paul Fogleman

    More details may be found on the workshop flyer or the website.

  • "Fulbright Fridays" Information Sessions
    March 25, 2016, 3:30 pm | Hutton Honors College 108

    Interested in doing research abroad? Teaching English abroad? Pursuing a creative project abroad? Have you considered applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program? Did you know that Indiana University was among the top 10 producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant winners for 2015-16? (News release)

    The Fulbright provides grants for individuals to pursue study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships outside the U.S. Please visit the Fulbright website for more information about eligibility and awards: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

    There will be “Fulbright Friday” information sessions this spring to introduce students to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the application process. Information Sessions will be held on the following dates in Room 108 of the Hutton Honors College:

    • Friday March 25 – 3:30 – 4:30
    • Friday April 1 – 3:30 – 4:30
    • Friday April 15 – 3:30 – 4:30 (This session will be particularly geared towards graduate students)
    • Friday April 29 – 3:30 – 4:30

    For additional information, please contact your Fulbright Program Adviser:
    • For graduate students, the Fulbright Program Adviser is Kathleen Sullivan (ugsawrd@indiana.edu).
    • For undergraduate students, the Fulbright Program Adviser is Paul Fogleman (pfoglema@indiana.edu).

    You may also view the full announcement here.

  • Submission Deadline: Cross Cultural Studies: Education and Science (new journal)
    Deadline: March 25, 2016

    The new journal Cross Cultural Studies: Education and Science (CCS:ES) provides an intellectual platform for Slavic scholars from different countries. The journal supports interdisciplinary studies in the humanities and social sciences. The journal is intended for specialists, advanced degree students, teachers and scholars of different countries. The journal will publish in English and Russian specific as well as general overview articles, reviews of books, textbooks, and other pedagogical materials. The journal will appear quarterly. The electronic version of the journal is distributed approximately 25 days after the submission date. The print version is available fifteen days after the appearance of the electronic version. Submissions for the first issue will be accepted until March 25, 2016. The cost of the publication is $100 US. Correspondence and submissions can be sent to: beyer@middlebury.edu, or infoccs.edu@gmail.com.

    You may view the announcement here.

  • Application Deadline: 2016 International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies
    Deadline: March 25, 2016

    The Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University invites you to apply for the seventh International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies. The 2016 Summer School will take place at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, from June 27 to July 4, 2015.

    Language of instruction for all courses is English. Students who complete the course requirements may transfer the course credit to their home institution (5 ECTS)

    We are now receiving applications for the following five courses (Applicants can attend only one course from this list):

    • 1. Dr. Dino Abazović (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), "Religion and Conflict: The Balkans’ Explorations vs. Explorations of the Balkans"
    • 2. Dr. Maxine David (University of Leiden, Netherlands), "From Intervention to Non-Intervention: The Triumph of State Sovereignty over Human Rights?"
    • 3. Dr. Jelena Tošić (University of Vienna, Austria), "Orientalism, Balkanism, Occidentalism: Thinking through Discourses of 'Othering' and 'Conflict'"
    • 4. Dr. Orli Fridman (Faculty of Media & Communications (FMK) and SIT Balkans, Serbia), "Memory and Conflict: Remembering and Forgetting in Divided Societies"
    • 5. Dr. Jelisaveta Blagojević (Faculty of Media & Communications (FMK), Serbia), "From Brotherhood and Unity to EU Integration: The Shades of Politics in Serbia"

    We invite graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, individuals holding professional positions in the civic, public or private sector from all countries to apply.

    For all questions and information please contact us at summerschool@cfccs.org. For more details on our work please visit www.cfccs.org. You may also view the announcement here.

  • Conference: Ninth Annual Romanian Studies Conference
    March 25-26, 2016 | Indiana University Bloomington

    The Romanian Studies Organization at Indiana University is pleased to announce its ninth annual international conference, taking place March 25-26, 2016, on the Bloomington campus. We welcome proposals from graduate students and recent PhDs on any topic related to Romania, Moldova, or the Romanian diaspora, in any discipline or methodology. Past panels have included: “Landscapes of Heritage in Romania,” “Politicizing Ethnicity: Individual and Collective Identities,” “Agency and Authenticity under Socialism,” “The Pain of Transition: Continuities and Changes between Regimes,” and “Civil Society, Corruption, and Resistance in (Post) Communist Romania.” We especially encourage interdisciplinary approaches but we regularly accept papers from historians, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, linguists, literary critics, and musicologists. Some events include the keynote address by Dr. Lavinia Stan (St. Francis Xavier), the documentary film Zakarpattia, a lecture on domestic violence and civic activism in Romania by Oana Baluta, and a discussion with IU alumnus and Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm. Please see the conference flyer or contact Catalin Cristoloveanu for more details.

  • IU Zeta Zeta Chapter of the Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society Membership Applications
    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 1, 2016 AT 1:00PM

    The Indiana University Zeta Zeta Chapter of the Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society is now accepting applications for membership!

      Who is eligible: Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff.

      Eligibility criteria: Student membership is attained by meeting three criteria: completing at least two years (or equivalent) of study of Slavic languages, literature, culture, or related subjects; achieving a 3.5 GPA in all Slavic course work and an overall GPA of 3.0; and indicating an active and continuing interest in Slavic languages, literature, culture and related fields of Slavic studies. Faculty and staff active in Slavic studies are also eligible for membership. Students currently still completing their second year of studies are eligible to apply. [PLEASE NOTE: Freshmen and transfer students in their first year at IU have usually not completed enough university-level coursework at IU to qualify, so they are encouraged to wait another year.]

      Initiation: $25 national initiation fee (one-time fee).

      Induction of new members: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at the Slavic Department's Spring Tea, 5:00-7:00 pm, in the President's Room, Indiana Memorial Union 150 (those who cannot attend can pick their materials up later that week).

      Already a member?: Contact Jeff Holdeman (jeffhold@indiana.edu) to be placed on the membership list.

      Deadline for application: Monday, March 28, 2016, by 3:00 pm.

      Questions?: Contact Dr. Jeff Holdeman (jeffhold@indiana.edu), Dobro Slovo Faculty Advisor.

    To see the full announcement, please click here. To download a PDF version of the application, please click here.

  • Conference: “America’s Role in the World: Issues Facing the Next President” (Inaugural Conference)
    March 30-31, 2016 | Indiana University Bloomington

    The next President will face a momentous set of global challenges when he or she takes office in 2017. These include both pressing foreign policy and security issues and strategic challenges. Issues that are likely to command the attention of a new President include: how to address the spreading turmoil in the Middle East driven by the rise of ISIS; the effort to contain Iran’s nuclear weapons capability, and how to adapt last century international institutions to meet the global challenges of the present century, ranging from nuclear proliferation, to the growing risk of cyber attack, and political and economic inequality around the world.

    How these policy choices are framed in the next few months will shape public opinion and, as a consequence, available policy choices for a new administration. The conference aims to reflect the tradition of non-partisan support for American engagement in the world, embodied by conference co-conveners, Congressman Lee Hamilton and Senator Richard Lugar and hosted by Ambassador Lee Feinstein, Dean of the School of Global and International Studies. The conference will bring together scholars, practitioners, and journalists to identify and debate issues of critical importance to the country from a variety of perspectives.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Competitive Awards Application Workshop Series: Highly Selective Awards to UK, Ireland and China
    March 30, 2016, 4:15pm | Hutton Honors College 217

    This series of 5 workshop sessions will introduce students to awards that provide funding for a variety of activities and guide them in preparing award applications. They will take place in room 217 of the Hutton Honors College on Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 to 5:15 on the days listed below. The workshops are free, do not bear credit and registration is not required. Each session is organized according to a theme or a specific award component and there are no assignments to prepare. Students complete assignments in their own time.

    The workshops will be led by Paul Fogleman, associate director of competitive awards and research. Guest presenters include students who have received awards and a representative from a national award agency. If the time conflicts with your class schedule you can participate via Canvas. If you would like to be added to the Canvas course or have questions, email Mr. Fogleman at pfoglema@indiana.edu.

    Workshop Schedule:

    • March 9 - Finding awards based on your discipline, qualifications and interests
    • March 23 - Leadership and engagement. This session will focus on how to articulate leadership in nationally-competitive award applications and discuss engaged learning activities outside the classroom
    • March 30 - What is expected of students competing for highly selective award competitions. Presentation and Q & A with a representative of the Schwarzman Scholars Program
    • April 6 - Creating your statement of purpose. Presentation, discussion and Q & A with a Fulbright recipient
    • April 20 - Identifying organizations on campus and in the community that will enhance your academic and professional goals - a discussion with graduating seniors
    • Weeks of April 27 and May 2 - Individually scheduled consultations with workshop organizer and associate director of competitive awards and research, Paul Fogleman

    More details may be found on the workshop flyer or the website.

  • Funding: REEI Summer Russian Scholarship
    Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

    The REEI Summer Russian Scholarship provides a minimum of $3000 and is awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who meet the following criteria: (1) current enrollment in a full-time undergraduate degree program, (2) current enrollment in a course of Russian language study at an institute of higher education, (3) enrollment in an 8-week course of study in Russian at the IU Summer Language Workshop in 2015, and (4) child of parents/guardians who have not received an education degree beyond a high school diploma or GED.

    The application is available online here.

  • Funding: Dissertation and Thesis Development Workshop: The Holocaust in the Soviet Union
    EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 15, 2016

    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for a dissertation and thesis development workshop that is focused on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. This workshop will be held from July 18–29, 2016 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. This workshop will help prepare early doctoral students interested in the Holocaust in the Soviet Union for successful academic careers. Participants from North America and the former Soviet Union, with the guidance of Jeffrey Veidlinger (Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, University of Michigan) and Mandel Center staff, will discuss pre-circulated project proposals and research strategies. Participants also will attend sessions devoted to historiography and central career development issues. In addition, participants will have ample opportunity to conduct research in the Museum’s extensive library and archival collections, which include more than 200 million pages of material in physical and digital formats.

    Please visit the website for complete details.

  • Funding: Many Languages, One World Essay Contest
    Submission Deadline: March 31, 2016

    ELS Educational Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the third year of our sponsorship, in conjunction with the United Nations, of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum for 2016. The contest will qualify contestants for a trip to New York to participate in the United Nations Global Youth Forum. The goal of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum is to support multilingualism and to recognize the continued impact of the United Nations’ six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. As such, students are being asked to write their essays in their second or third language. For full contest details, rules and entry guidelines, please visit ManyLanguagesOneWorld.ELS.edu.

    For this year’s contest, 10 winners will be selected from entries in each language for a total of 60 winners. ELS Educational Services, Inc. will award each winner with an all-expense paid trip to New York in July of 2016. Students will attend a five day Global Youth Forum on the campus of Hofstra University to prepare to present their views at United Nations Headquarters. At the Global Youth Forum, the students will create plans of action addressing selected topics. These international delegates will also have the opportunity to interact with invited international scholars and tour New York City. The deadline for essay submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST Thursday 31 March, 2016.

    You may also view the call for entries or the general flyer for more details.

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April 2016

  • IU Zeta Zeta Chapter of the Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society Membership Applications
    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 1, 2016 AT 1:00PM

    The Indiana University Zeta Zeta Chapter of the Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society is now accepting applications for membership!

      Who is eligible: Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff.

      Eligibility criteria: Student membership is attained by meeting three criteria: completing at least two years (or equivalent) of study of Slavic languages, literature, culture, or related subjects; achieving a 3.5 GPA in all Slavic course work and an overall GPA of 3.0; and indicating an active and continuing interest in Slavic languages, literature, culture and related fields of Slavic studies. Faculty and staff active in Slavic studies are also eligible for membership. Students currently still completing their second year of studies are eligible to apply. [PLEASE NOTE: Freshmen and transfer students in their first year at IU have usually not completed enough university-level coursework at IU to qualify, so they are encouraged to wait another year.]

      Initiation: $25 national initiation fee (one-time fee).

      Induction of new members: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at the Slavic Department's Spring Tea, 5:00-7:00 pm, in the President's Room, Indiana Memorial Union 150 (those who cannot attend can pick their materials up later that week).

      Already a member?: Contact Jeff Holdeman (jeffhold@indiana.edu) to be placed on the membership list.

      Deadline for application: Monday, April 1, 2016, by 1:00 pm.

      Questions?: Contact Dr. Jeff Holdeman (jeffhold@indiana.edu), Dobro Slovo Faculty Advisor.

    To see the full announcement, please click here. To download a PDF version of the application, please click here.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Small grants are available to help graduate students who require modest support (up to $700/year) for research-related travel (domestic or international), travel for participation in a structured internship program, or travel for advanced language study in the Russian East European region. Grants may also be used for expenses related to publication of completed research. Students applying under this program may also be eligible for support under Office of International Programs, International Enhancement Grants. Please discuss your plans with the REEI staff before submitting an application.

    Please see the REEI Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Conference Travel Grants
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    REEI provides grants to help graduate students who specialize in the Russian East European region present their research at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement is limited to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), one night lodging, and conference registration fee. Students may also be eligible for conference travel support from the College of Arts and Sciences. Please check with your home department graduate advisor to see if you can be nominated. REEI domestic conference travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $600.

    Please see the REEI Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: EURO Graduate Student Professional Development Grant
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    To help graduate students who require support for research travel or travel for participation in a structured academic internship program or formal language training programs. The research, internship or language program must focus on topics related to contemporary European studies or a modern European language. Research funds may be used to conduct preliminary thesis or dissertation feasibility studies or to compile evidence for their Master's thesis or dissertation. EURO research travel grants will normally not exceed $500 and international grants will normally not exceed $1000. However, additional funds may be available for short-term stays dedicated to data collection, interviews, and pre-dissertation fieldwork. While priority is given to students pursuing an MA or doctoral minor in European Studies, all IU graduate students are welcome to apply.

    Please see the EURO Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: EURO Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    To help graduate students present their research on contemporary European topics at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement may be applied to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), lodging, and conference registration fee. Conference travel awards will normally not exceed $350 for U.S. conferences and $500 for international conferences. A formal paper is required, and students should submit the paper and letter of acceptance with their application. No retroactive awards will be made. While priority is given to students pursuing an MA or doctoral minor in European Studies, all IU graduate students are welcome to apply.

    Please see the EURO Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: EURO/Mellon Travel Awards for Faculty
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, EURO has funding available to support participation in international and domestic conferences for IU Bloomington faculty presenting papers related to European Studies. Awards will not normally exceed $500 but may range from $100 to $1000. Formal papers are strongly prioritized over participation in roundtable discussions or lecture notes. Faculty who receive funding will be expected to present their research at a EURO–sponsored event following the trip. Faculty members can use the topic from their conference paper or talk about their current and future research. EURO will make room reservations and publicize the talk.

    Please see the EURO Faculty Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: CEUS Travel Award
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    One of the important legacies Professor Denis Sinor left to CEUS was the tradition of supporting graduate student travel for academic conferences. The Central Eurasian Studies Department makes available to CEUS students who have been confirmed as conference presenters awards, on a competative basis, up to $350 Awards are based on merit, demonstrated need, and availability of funds. Students applying for conference funding should submit to ACES (aces@indiana.edu) the CEUS Travel Award Application and supporting documents no later than October 1 for travel between July-March of the following year and April 1 deadline for travel between January-August of the the same year. If you have not received confirmation from the conference organizers contingency awards may be made although funds cannot be distributed until confirmation is received. Requests for travel stipends will be evaluated by an ACES Committee.

    Please see the CEUS Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: 2016 Scholarship Grants, Polish American Arts Association of Washington, DC
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The Constitution of The Polish American Arts Association (PAAA) exhorts our organization “to support and promote the higher educational and scholastic endeavors of our youth.” In accordance with this stated Mission, the Scholarship Grant Committee announces the opening of the 17th season of the PAAA Scholarship Grant Program. New applications will be accepted from February through April 1, 2016 for a Scholarship Grant up to $3,000. Winners will be notified by the end of May, 2016 and will receive the grant at the PAAA General Membership Meeting held in May/June of the same year. There is no application fee required.

    Please see the wesbite for more details.

  • Funding: Postdoctoral Research Positions at the Laboratory for Corpus and Interdisciplinary Technologies, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Corpus and Interdisciplinary Technologies in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of general linguistics and all subfields, notably in Slavic languages, computer linguistics, sociolinguistics, typology, computer lexicography, language acquisition, language teaching.

    Please see the wesbite for more details.

  • Funding: Islamic Studies Faculty Grant-in-Aid Award
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Indiana University’s Islamic Studies Program now accepts applications from Indiana University faculty and graduate students for (a.) Faculty Grant-in-Aid Award to support faculty travel, research, subventions for scholarly manuscripts, etc.; and (b.) Graduate Student Travel Award to support graduate student travel to conferences or for field work.

    The program will offer a limited number of competitive awards, each up to $200. Awards will be based on need and relevance of the project to Islamic Studies (broadly defined).

    Application deadline: April 1, 2016, for funds to be spent between April 15 and September 30, 2016.

    Faculty Eligibility: All tenured, tenure-track and visiting faculty (including lecturers and professors of practice) with full-time appointments and multi-year contracts on the Bloomington campus are eligible. Faculty in other Indiana University campuses, full-time faculty on research appointments, one-year visiting faculty, as well as retirees are ineligible.

    To apply, please complete and submit the relevant attached form (faculty / graduate student) together with supporting documents as indicated in the application form. Send your application either electronically to islmprog@indiana.edu or by mail to:

      Islamic Studies Program
      Global and International Studies Building 2022
      355 North Jordan Ave.
      Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

    You may find the application here (Word | PDF).

  • Funding: Islamic Studies Graduate Student Travel Award
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Indiana University’s Islamic Studies Program now accepts applications from Indiana University faculty and graduate students for (a.) Faculty Grant-in-Aid Award to support faculty travel, research, subventions for scholarly manuscripts, etc.; and (b.) Graduate Student Travel Award to support graduate student travel to conferences or for field work.

    The program will offer a limited number of competitive awards, each up to $200. Awards will be based on need and relevance of the project to Islamic Studies (broadly defined).

    Application deadline: April 1, 2016, for funds to be spent between April 15 and September 30, 2016.

    Student Eligibility: All graduate students in good standing at IU Bloomington are eligible and encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to doctoral students.

    To apply, please complete and submit the relevant attached form (faculty / graduate student) together with supporting documents as indicated in the application form. Send your application either electronically to islmprog@indiana.edu or by mail to:

      Islamic Studies Program
      Global and International Studies Building 2022
      355 North Jordan Ave.
      Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

    You may find the application here (Word | PDF).

  • "Fulbright Fridays" Information Sessions
    April 1, 2016, 3:30 pm | Hutton Honors College 108

    Interested in doing research abroad? Teaching English abroad? Pursuing a creative project abroad? Have you considered applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program? Did you know that Indiana University was among the top 10 producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant winners for 2015-16? (News release)

    The Fulbright provides grants for individuals to pursue study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships outside the U.S. Please visit the Fulbright website for more information about eligibility and awards: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

    There will be “Fulbright Friday” information sessions this spring to introduce students to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the application process. Information Sessions will be held on the following dates in Room 108 of the Hutton Honors College:

    • Friday March 25 – 3:30 – 4:30
    • Friday April 1 – 3:30 – 4:30
    • Friday April 15 – 3:30 – 4:30 (This session will be particularly geared towards graduate students)
    • Friday April 29 – 3:30 – 4:30

    For additional information, please contact your Fulbright Program Adviser:
    • For graduate students, the Fulbright Program Adviser is Kathleen Sullivan (ugsawrd@indiana.edu).
    • For undergraduate students, the Fulbright Program Adviser is Paul Fogleman (pfoglema@indiana.edu).

    You may also view the full announcement here.

  • Submission Deadline: "Slovo" Issue 28.2
    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    We are proud to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for issue 28.2 of UCL’s online, peer-reviewed journal Slovo!

    The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2016.

    We consider contributions in the fields of anthropology, archeology, cultural studies, economics, film studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. To be considered, the articles must focus on Central/Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union/Central Asia.

    Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and review articles are welcome from all research students and academics. Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent through our online submission form or by email to slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA Style Guide in advance of submission.

    All manuscripts are refereed and undergo a review process. Contributions must not be under consideration by other publications at the time of submission. The editors reserve the right to make any changes thought to be necessary or appropriate to typescripts accepted for publication.

    The maximum length for consideration of an article is 6,000 – 8,000 words (including footnotes), and 700 words for a review. All submissions should be sent to us in either of OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document formats. Please ensure that the text is single-spaced and in 12-point font, and that all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. For more information on submission requirements, please refer to the checklist on our online submission page.

    For more information about Slovo, or to look through our previous issues, visit: http://ojs.lib.ucl.ac.uk/index.php/Slovo/index.

    If you have any further queries about becoming a contributor to Slovo, please do not hesitate to get in touch via slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk. We will be happy to assist.

    You may also view the full announcement here.

  • Conference: Annual Pitt Undergraduate Research Symposium, "Europe: East and West"
    April 1, 2016 | University of Pittsburgh (PA)

    The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Submission Deadline: Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, “Women in Cinema”
    April 1, 2016

    Whilst we welcome regular submissions of individual papers for publication in volume 10 (2016), we wish to mark our birthday with a themed issue on “Women in Cinema”. The theme appears topical with the rise of the number of high-profile filmmakers and producers in recent years, but also numerous historical perspectives that offer themselves for investigation under this angle. Papers on actresses, female costume designers, women filmmakers and producers – past or present, are welcome.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: “Gender and Migration: Critical Issues and Policy Implications”
    April 1, 2016

    This interdisciplinary conference is open for papers across disciplines, including, but not limited to legal studies, sociology, anthropology, economics, gender studies, cultural studies, migration studies, politics, international relations and else. The conference will explore the following themes: Mass Migration of Syrians; Gendered Causes and Implications of Migration; Home and Host Country Implications of Migration; Employment and Labour Markets in the Context of Migration; Policies; Family reunifications; Domestic Workers; Refugees and Gender; Call for revision of Convention on Asylum; Human Trafficking.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Central Association of Russian Teachers of America (CARTA) Annual Conference
    April 1 through 3, 2016 | Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO.

    C.A.R.T.A. officially includes the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas but is open for professionals from other states. The purpose of our organization is to consolidate and coordinate the efforts of the Russian language and area studies in order to enhance and expand Russian studies in the region, provide professional and moral support for existing programs, and to create new programs of need and interest to students at all levels of public, private, secondary, and higher educational institutions. The additional benefits would be an exchange of educational programs, ideas, and techniques.

    Please see the website or contact Mara Sukholutskaya for more details.

  • 1st Annual Pan-European Studies Graduate Conference, "Into the Darkness"
    April 1-3, 2016 | University of Virginia (Charlottesville)

    While light is associated with normalcy, reason, and the order of the day, darkness means something else: marginality, irrationality, activities and discourses beyond the scope of the mainstream. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Mortality and illness: death, madness, disease;
    • Darkness in the natural world: night, sky, shadows;
    • Darkness in history: war, famine, devastation, crime;
    • The Occult: the supernatural, witches, vampires, demons;
    • Dark spaces: the abyss, caverns, closets, catacombs;
    • Darkness in the arts: ink and the blank page, darkroom and photography, noir, Gothic, Romantic interiority, anti-Enlightenment;
    • Scientific darkness: dark matter, black holes, deep space, dark side of the moon;
    • Spiritual darkness: blasphemy, sin, apocalypse;
    • The subconscious: phobias, dreams, nightmares.
    The conference will be held at The University of Virginia from April 1-3, 2016. Please send any questions and submit all abstracts to pan.euro.gradconference@gmail.com by January 31, 2016. You may view the announcement for more information.

  • Conference: MACES Graduate Student Mid-Atlantic Conference for Eurasian Studies, “Transnational Flows in the Eurasian Space”
    April 2, 2016 | George Washington University (DC).

    The Graduate Student Mid-Atlantic Conference for Eurasian Studies (MACES) aims to provide a public platform for rising experts in the field of Eurasian studies, further multidisciplinary academic discourse on Eurasia, and connect interdisciplinary student bodies. This year’s conference theme is “Transnational Flows in the Eurasian Space”. In modern Eurasia, the movement of people, wealth, and ideas across national borders is deeply shaped by the culture, politics, and economics of the region. Through understanding these movements, the conference seeks to shed light on the dynamism of Eurasian space. Participants are invited to explore any aspect of transnational flows in the region. For the purposes of the conference, “Eurasian space” is defined as post-Soviet space, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Mongolia.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: "Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Dynamics of Delegitimization: An International Scholars Conference"
    April 2-6, 2016 | Indiana University Bloomington

    This conference will aim to explore the thinking that informs contemporary anti- Zionism and to clarify the ties such thinking may have with antisemitism and broader ideological, political, and cultural currents of thought.

    The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, recently declared that "anti-Zionism is an invitation to antisemitism.” The Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, concurs, stating that anti-Zionism is “the face of the new antisemitism. It targets the Jewish people by targeting Israel and attempts to make the old bigotry acceptable for a new generation.”

    Are they right? What are the possible links between anti-Zionism and antisemitism? When does criticism of Israel cease to be a part of legitimate or acceptable discourse and become a form of antisemitism? These have been much discussed questions, but recent events have given them a new urgency, and examining them today seems both timely and necessary.

    Most arguments against Zionism formulated in the pre-state period would find few supporters today. The destruction of European Jewry during World War II and the establishment of Israel a few years later changed history in decisive ways and brought most Jews and others to recognize the need for and validity of a sovereign Jewish state. Nevertheless, in some circles attitudes towards the ongoing existence of such a state are no longer as affirmative as they had been, and publicly voiced calls for the end of Israel are becoming more prevalent. These anti-Zionist views are emerging at a time when antisemitism is on the upsurge in Europe and elsewhere. How, if at all, are these phenomena related? What exactly do people mean when they say they are not against Jews or Judaism but "Zionism?" What does “Zionism” signify to its present-day opponents? What motivates them to fixate, sometimes fervently, on what they see as the singular "injustices" and even "evil" of Zionism and Israel? Of what irredeemable sin do they find Israel to be uniquely guilty?

    The thinking that gives rise to these questions finds abundant expression today on college and university campuses as well as in some NGOs, political parties, trade and labor unions, religious institutions, human rights organizations, the United Nations, the global media (including social media), the arts and popular entertainment, etc. Those who align themselves with anti-Zionist agendas within these bodies frequently advance the goals of delegitimization. And the ultimate end point of delegitimization is the dissolution of Israel as a sovereign Jewish state and, for some, the nullification of the notion of the Jewish people as such. Why do such radical goals have appeal to otherwise thoughtful, professedly "peace-loving" people? What do they see in Israel that makes it, alone among all of the world’s countries, unacceptable as a state? No other nation, after all, is targeted for elimination. Why is Israel?

    This conference will provide opportunity to explore and debate these and related questions in their historical, ideological, political, psychological, and cultural dimensions.
    Please see the website or contact Alvin Rosenfeld (rosenfel@indiana.edu) for more details.

  • Student Research & Professionalization Workshop: "Area Studies and the Teaching Job: Strategies for the Application and the Interview"
    April 4, 2016, 12:00pm | Global & International Studies Building 3067

    Learn how to cater your research from academic lectures, conference presentations, to policy briefings. This workshop will cover how to speak concisely and how to modify your presentation to fit your audience.

    Learn how to market your area studies expertise towards teaching-focused academic positions at institutions without area studies programs. Topics that will be covered include: how to prepare for a teaching demo outside your specialization, common interview questions to be ready for, balancing teaching and research interests, and an overview of some mistakes to avoid. The presentation will be followed with a question and answer session.

    If would like to participate in these workshops, or if you have an idea for a workshop, please email aces@indiana.edu.

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Call for Papers: Forum for Modern Language Studies Prize – “Ecologies"
    Deadline: April 4, 2016

    The field of ecocriticism is of increasing interest to many scholars of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures across a broad range of historical, geographical and generic contexts far beyond the mostly anglophone examples of nature writing or environmentalist non-fiction on which it initially focused. Looking beyond sentimental representations of the natural world, ecocritical reading seeks to respond to our contemporary sense of environmental catastrophe by critically re-examining cultural constructions and discourses which are ecological in the broadest sense, dealing with the relationship and interactions between organisms, their environment and each other. Alongside the vibrant developments in research across the field, recent years have seen ecocritical questions addressed in a wide range of university courses, offering students an opportunity to make connections between work in the arts and humanities, and the environmental debates which are omnipresent in public, political and media discourse. Ecocriticism is also inherently interdisciplinary, encompassing fields such as political science, geography, philosophy and economics, as well as research areas such as post-colonial and gender studies; it is also proving central to more recent scholarly interest in affect, hybridity and animal theory.

    Please click here to visit the website and get complete details.

  • Conference: International Workshop on Critical Approaches to Irregular Migration Facilitation: Dismantling the Human Smuggler Narrative
    April 5-6, 2016 | European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

    In contemporary mainstream narratives of migration, the human smuggler has earned a privileged if infamous spot as one of the most widely recognized and despised global predators. Smugglers are often referred to as orchestrators of senseless human tragedies along migration corridors, masterminds behind sexual exploitation rings, or amassers of untold riches made at the expense of asylum seekers, migrants and their families -in turn often narrowly portrayed as infantile and ignorant. Constructed as racialized, hypersexual and greedy males from the global South, facilitators of irregular migration have earned widespread notoriety in narratives of human and national security, particularly in the context of migration control efforts. Scholarship on the facilitation of irregular migration often draws from the experiences of law enforcement or of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, especially those who have been the target of threats, scams or violence, further obscuring the perspectives of those playing a role in their transits (often migrants and asylum seekers themselves). As a result, our knowledge of irregular migration facilitation is often plagued with fragmented perspectives on the socio-cultural dynamics of the migratory journey, the facilitator-traveler relationship and their community dimensions.

    Simultaneously, there is a growing corpus of empirical and critical work on the facilitation or brokerage of irregular migration within migration regimes that deserves to be fostered and strengthened. With that goal in mind we invite abstracts on the theme of irregular migration/ human mobility facilitation for an international workshop to be held on April 5-6, 2016 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. We seek critical and empirical engagements on the topic of the facilitation and brokerage of irregular migration as witnessed regionally and comparatively. Aware of the multiple processes involved in the facilitation of irregular migration efforts, facilitation is broadly conceived to include those who may not be explicitly recognized as facilitators/ smugglers, but who also develop paths conducive to human mobility that takes place outside of legal/ized and/or state sponsored mechanisms.

    Please click here to visit the website and get complete details.

  • Competitive Awards Application Workshop Series: Writing Statements
    April 6, 2016, 4:15pm | Hutton Honors College 217

    This series of 5 workshop sessions will introduce students to awards that provide funding for a variety of activities and guide them in preparing award applications. They will take place in room 217 of the Hutton Honors College on Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 to 5:15 on the days listed below. The workshops are free, do not bear credit and registration is not required. Each session is organized according to a theme or a specific award component and there are no assignments to prepare. Students complete assignments in their own time.

    The workshops will be led by Paul Fogleman, associate director of competitive awards and research. Guest presenters include students who have received awards and a representative from a national award agency. If the time conflicts with your class schedule you can participate via Canvas. If you would like to be added to the Canvas course or have questions, email Mr. Fogleman at pfoglema@indiana.edu.

    Workshop Schedule:

    • March 9 - Finding awards based on your discipline, qualifications and interests
    • March 23 - Leadership and engagement. This session will focus on how to articulate leadership in nationally-competitive award applications and discuss engaged learning activities outside the classroom
    • March 30 - What is expected of students competing for highly selective award competitions. Presentation and Q & A with a representative of the Schwarzman Scholars Program
    • April 6 - Creating your statement of purpose. Presentation, discussion and Q & A with a Fulbright recipient
    • April 20 - Identifying organizations on campus and in the community that will enhance your academic and professional goals - a discussion with graduating seniors
    • Weeks of April 27 and May 2 - Individually scheduled consultations with workshop organizer and associate director of competitive awards and research, Paul Fogleman

    More details may be found on the workshop flyer or the website.

  • Conference: Doing Business in & with Russia and Ukraine
    April 6, 2016 | University Tower Ballroom, 911 W North St, Indianapolis

    The Doing Business in & with Russia and Ukraine Conference is slated to be an unprecedented event in the heart of Indianapolis. Bringing together government officials, business leaders, civil society organizations, and academics, the conference will provide a holistic overview of the Russian and Ukraine economic and political outlook and the growing diplomatic and business relationships these two countries have with the United States.

    Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in a series of dynamic discussions with a wide array of experts. Participants will gain a strong understanding of the current investment climate in Russia and Ukraine, the specific legal requirements for foreign investment, and how companies and organizations can participate in Russia or Ukraine’s economic development. Participants will gain direct insight into the status of the current policies and how these processes may affect other sectors in the future.

    Co-hosted by: Indiana University Center for International Business Education & Research (IU CIBER), Indiana University Russian and East European Institute (REEI), Kelley School of Business Institute for International Business (IIB)

    Please click here for the schedule and registration.

  • Symposium on Sustainable Development: Energy
    April 8, 2016 | IUB Kelley School's Godfrey Center, Room 1008

    The 2016 Symposium on Sustainable Development will be a day-long discussion of what is “sustainable development” and what it means for the field of energy.

    Any member of the campus community is welcome to attend, so stop by when your schedule allows!

    Want to learn more? Contact ciber@indiana.edu. You may also view the flyers here: Flyer 1 | Flyer 2

  • Conference: IU Medieval Studies Symposium, “Medieval Globalisms: Movement in the Global Middle Ages”
    April 8-9, 2016 | Indiana University Bloomington

    The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University invites proposals dealing with any aspect of Medieval Globalisms: movement, discourse, and cultural exchange. Scholars have rigorously interrogated modern models of globalism, but what does "global" mean for the Middle Ages? This symposium aims to identify the global perspectives that emerged in this period in which people, ideas, and objects traversed the globe through travel, trade, war, and exodus, and to explore the larger geographic context in which the Middle Ages occurred. In addition to the geographic, papers might explore studies of medieval conceptions of the globe and its relation to the self. Rather than viewing medieval places through the model of center and periphery, we ask participants to consider a de-centered medieval globe in which no one locale is given preference over another and to envision the period as a time of dynamic cross-cultural interactions. We encourage proposals about texts, traditions, and localities outside of traditional, Eurocentric medieval studies. Topics include, but are not limited to: Movement of Objects and People; Epidemics and Disease Transmission, Trade Networks; Reception and Translation of Texts across Cultures; Exoticism and Fetishization; Medieval Conceptions of Geography and Mapping; Ocean and Environmental Studies; Cosmopolitanism and Urban Centers; Diplomacy, Tribute, and Gift-Giving; Linguistic Interactions; Local and Global Knowledges; Alternative Conceptions of the Self and Otherness; Universalizing Medieval Historiography; Travel Narratives and Pilgrimage Literature; Encyclopedism and Technical Writing; Scientific and Medical Knowledge; Pedagogy and Teaching Globalisms; Religion and Religious Minorities.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: Yale University Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, “Cold War Narratives Reimagined”
    April 8-9, 2016 | Yale University (New Haven, CT)

    The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University is pleased to announce “Cold War Narratives Reimagined,” an interdisciplinary graduate conference on April 8-9, 2016. More than twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, scholars are able to refocus, recast, and reevaluate the discussions centered on this period of global tension, military non-conflict and cultural polarization. Whether within the United States or in the international arena, it is typified by physical and imagined borders, walls, spheres of influence and missile gaps. This conference seeks to engage with these physical and symbolic spaces, to challenge the East-West dichotomy in Cold War narratives, and to examine what happens after these zones and margins dissolve. “Cold War Narratives Reimagined” is an interdisciplinary conference that centers on the intellectual, cultural, and environmental legacies of the Cold War era in the United States and in the former Soviet Union, both those of its immediate aftermath and of contemporary reframings of these legacies.

    Please see the info sheet or contact yalecoldwarconference@gmail.com for more details.

  • Conference: "RED ON RED: A Symposium on Post-Socialist Art and Critical Theory"
    April 8-9, 2016 | Yale University (New Haven, CT)

    A discernable boom in politically engaged, leftist art practices and critical theory is underway in Eastern Europe and Russia, China, and in post-socialist countries of the Global South. This boom defies all expectations, emerging after the depoliticizing “transitions” to capitalism of the 1990s and the seemingly reactionary historical moment. Activists and art collectives, critics, poets, grassroots filmmakers, and video, performance and digital artists of all stripes are seeking alternative spaces for engaged aesthetic experimentation. In many cases, these aesthetic producers return to the emancipatory promises of earlier political and aesthetic experiments, reimagining them for the digital age.

    Setting in conversation researchers in Slavic, East German, East Asian, and Global South Studies at Yale and elsewhere, Red on Red seeks to establish a deeper and more transnational understanding of these recent aesthetic and political developments. While many of these aesthetic movements have a strong media presence in their native countries, they tend to be poorly known in other areas of the post-socialist world or in an international academic context. By fostering cross-linguistic dialogue, this project fills a gap in these various movements’ awareness of each other, as well as in their interdisciplinary study as a world phenomenon. Rather than merely apply Western analytic frameworks to these movements, Red on Red develops new kinds of critical and aesthetic theory that are inherently grounded in a post-socialist context. Taking its cue from Dipesh Chakrabarty’s Provincializing Europe, it asks what alternatives the utopian and dystopian spaces of post-socialist art can provide to traditional Western notions of progress, freedom, and history.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • 2016 Midwest Slavic Conference
    April 8-10, 2016 | The Ohio State University (Columbus)

    Each year the Midwest Slavic Association and CSEES partner together to host the Midwest Slavic Conference. The conference has been held on the OSU campus since 2003 and is normally held in the spring. Participation is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from across the United States and abroad. Approximately 30 panels are held each year with over 250 attendees from institutions throughout the country and internationally. Conference events include a keynote address, reception, and panels covering film, political science, culture, history, linguistics, and many other disciplines and that focus on all countries and regions of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

    Knowledge Bank is a digital repository maintained by OSU's University Libraries. Conference participants can elect to have their abstracts, papers, and PowerPoints included in Knowledge Bank. Within Knowledge Bank, CSEES has created a community for the Midwest Slavic Conference that contains programs and participants' materials. Knowledge Bank is accessible through the University Libraries' website and is open to everyone, including those not affiliated with OSU. Papers are searchable and downloadable, helping to increase the impact of the conference and providing a way to spread participants' work.

    Please see the conference website for more details.

  • KFLC: "The Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference"
    April 14 through 16, 2016 | University of Kentucky, Lexington.

    Please consider submitting a paper or panel proposal to the annual KFLC: The Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference (April 14-16, 2016), now in its 69th year at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Papers on any aspect of Slavic/Eastern European culture, literature, language, linguistics (theoretical or applied), folklore, or language pedagogy are most welcome. The KFLC hosts approximately 800 attendees each year who enjoy a congenial and intellectually engaging atmosphere at a lovely time of year in the Bluegrass.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: 23rd International Conference of Europeanists, "Resilient Europe?"
    April 14-16, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA

    The Program Committee for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists invites participants to consider contemporary Europe’s capacity for resilience. Since the financial crisis began in 2008, stresses and shocks of various sorts have posed dilemmas that challenge Europe’s resilience in economic, political, and cultural domains. How will European economies confront slow growth and austerity, as well as the atrophy of “social Europe” and the growth of inequality? How will demographic decline combined with immigration and assimilation affect the ethnic composition of Europe? Will the protracted Eurozone crisis and waning public support for European institutions and policies alter the viability of the European project? How will secular Europe confront the challenges of religious mobilization? How will European democracies confront the rise of nationalist parties and the valorization of “illiberalism” as viable political practice? Can Europe remain a “Normative Power,” a force for liberalism, democracy and the rule of law in the world, in the face of rising powers and resurgent authoritarianism?

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: 21st Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities
    April 14-16, 2016 | Columbia University (NY)

  • The ASN Convention, the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in regional sections on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece, as well as thematic sections on Nationalism and Migration/Diasporas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, geopolitics, area studies, economics, geography, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related fields.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Dissertation and Thesis Development Workshop: The Holocaust in the Soviet Union
    EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 15, 2016

    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for a dissertation and thesis development workshop that is focused on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. This workshop will be held from July 18–29, 2016 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. This workshop will help prepare early doctoral students interested in the Holocaust in the Soviet Union for successful academic careers. Participants from North America and the former Soviet Union, with the guidance of Jeffrey Veidlinger (Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, University of Michigan) and Mandel Center staff, will discuss pre-circulated project proposals and research strategies. Participants also will attend sessions devoted to historiography and central career development issues. In addition, participants will have ample opportunity to conduct research in the Museum’s extensive library and archival collections, which include more than 200 million pages of material in physical and digital formats.

    Please visit the website for complete details.

  • China, Russia, and the World: Focus on the European Union
    April 15, 2016, 9:00am | IMU Dogwood Room

    The successor to REEI’s annual Roundtable on Postcommunism, “China, Russia, and the World” is a series of annual symposia that focus on the engagement (economic, cultural, political) of China and Russia with particular regions of the world. This year’s symposium will address Chinese and Russian involvements with the European Union, exploring the consequences of these involvements for the EU and tracing the motivations that have shaped the nature of Russian-EU and Chinese-EU relations from the Cold War into the present.

    Panelists: Maria Raquel Freire (Coimbra); Philippe LeCorre (Brookings Institute and Johns Hopkins); Tom Wolfe (Minnesota).

    Discussants: Ke-Chin Hsia (IUB); Joyce Y. Man (IUB).

    Moderators:
    Timothy Hellwig (IUB); Sarah Phillips (IUB).

    Co-Sponsors:
    East Asian Studies Center, Russian and East European Institute, Institute for European Studies.

    Visit the website or view the flyer for more information.

  • Deadline for Proposals (Early Consideration): 2017 AATSEEL Annual Conference
    Early Deadline: April 15, 2016

    Beginning in 2017, the AATSEEL conference will no longer meet concurrently with the annual convention of the Modern Language Association and will be held February 2nd through February 5th, 2017 at the Parc 55 hotel in downtown San Francisco, California. In addition to scholarly panels, participants will have the chance to attend advanced seminars, roundtables, workshops and other special events. New for 2017 are the addition of panel streams to the conference program. See the separate call for papers or website (http://www.aatseel.org/program/stream-topics-2017/) for more details.

    The AATSEEL conference is a forum for exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2017 Conference. The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy and second language acquisition, in addition to literature, cinema, and culture.

    Please submit your proposals by April 15, 2016 for early consideration (the final submission deadline is July 1, 2016). For more information, visit the AATSEEL website: http://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main. All proposals must be made through the online submission process - no emailed proposals will be accepted.

  • Funding: 2016 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
    Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 13 until August 6. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).

    The deadline for grant funding is April 15 and is fast approaching! REEEC will continue to receive applications for the Summer Research Lab after the grant deadline, but housing and travel funds will not be guaranteed.

    For graduate students, the SRL provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad and extra experience to refine research skills. Students will also have the opportunity of seeking guidance from specialized librarians skilled in navigating resources pertaining to and originating from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

    The SRS is an extensive service that provides access to a wide range of materials that center on and come from: Russia, the Former Soviet Union, Czech and Slovak Republics, Former Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania. The International & Area Studies Library, where the Slavic reference collections are housed, contains work stations for readers, research technologies, a collection of authoritative reference works, and provides unlimited access to one of the largest collections for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies in North America.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (Russian citizens only)
    Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

    In keeping with both the legacies of Woodrow Wilson and Galina Starovoitova, the Starovoitova Fellowship is available to scholars, policy makers, journalists, civic activists, and other engaged persons who successfully bridge the worlds of ideas and public affairs to advance human rights and conflict resolution. Possible research areas include: rule of law issues; human rights; ethnic, religious, racial and cultural policies; conflict resolution; development of democratic institutions; promotion of civil society; development of civic education and related cultural issues; nation-building; nationalism and xenophobia; tolerance; the free press. Applicants with substantial experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including academia, government, the corporate world, the professions, NGOs, the media) are eligible for appointment. All applicants are required to have a working knowledge of English. For academic participants, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level, and normally it is expected that academic candidates will have demonstrated their scholarly development by publication beyond the Kandidat dissertation. For other applicants, an equivalent level of professional achievement is expected.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • "Fulbright Fridays" Information Sessions
    April 15, 2016, 3:30 pm | Hutton Honors College 108

    Interested in doing research abroad? Teaching English abroad? Pursuing a creative project abroad? Have you considered applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program? Did you know that Indiana University was among the top 10 producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant winners for 2015-16? (News release)

    The Fulbright provides grants for individuals to pursue study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships outside the U.S. Please visit the Fulbright website for more information about eligibility and awards: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

    There will be “Fulbright Friday” information sessions this spring to introduce students to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the application process. Information Sessions will be held on the following dates in Room 108 of the Hutton Honors College:

    • Friday March 25 – 3:30 – 4:30
    • Friday April 1 – 3:30 – 4:30
    • Friday April 15 – 3:30 – 4:30 (This session will be particularly geared towards graduate students)
    • Friday April 29 – 3:30 – 4:30

    For additional information, please contact your Fulbright Program Adviser:
    • For graduate students, the Fulbright Program Adviser is Kathleen Sullivan (ugsawrd@indiana.edu).
    • For undergraduate students, the Fulbright Program Adviser is Paul Fogleman (pfoglema@indiana.edu).

    You may also view the full announcement here.

  • PIASA'’s 74th Annual Conference
    Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America is pleased to invite proposals for PIASA’s 74th Annual Conference to be held in Washington, DC, June 16-18, 2016. Proposals are solicited for complete sessions or individual papers in any of the disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, or business/economics. Since the Institute values comparative sessions, individual papers need not focus on Poland or the Polish diaspora, but it is hoped that at least one paper in each session will do so. Sessions including presenters from more than one nation are encouraged. It is expected that acceptable conference papers will be submitted for possible publication in The Polish Review subsequent to the conference. To submit a paper or complete session, please send the name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, a tentative paper title and brief abstract (one short paragraph is OK) for all presenters to the chair of the program committee at jpula@pnc.edu.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: The 10th Joint Conference of Bulgarian and North American Scholars, "Beyond the Borders"
    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    For more than forty years the tradition of Bulgarian-American academic dialogs has been carried on by the Council for Bulgarian Studies Abroad at the Bulgarian Academy of Science and the Bulgarian Studies Association. The first conference was in 1973 in Madison, WI, followed by conferences in Varna (1978), Boston (1982), Smoljan (1987), Pittsburgh (1994), Blagoevgrad (1999), Columbus, OH (2003), Varna (2008), and Eugene, OR (2012). It is Sofia’s turn to host the 2016 Bulgarian-Northern American conference in the field of Bulgarian Studies. The topic of this conference, “Beyond the Borders”, invites various perceptions of “borders” (disciplinary, historical, cultural, national, etc.) and their interpretation as liminal spaces of distancing, interaction and transformation.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
    Internal IU Review Deadline: April 18, 2016, 5:00pm

    Interested in pursuing doctoral dissertation research abroad? The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program gives doctoral students the opportunity to do full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Research projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its Territories). A Fulbright-Hays information session will be held Wednesday, March 30th from 2:30-4:30 at the University Graduate School offices (Wells Library, East Tower, 5th Floor, Room E546). For questions regarding the Fulbright-Hays application, please contact Kathleen Sullivan, Graduate Fellowship & Awards Coordinator, at ugsawrd@indiana.edu or 812-855-1362. Internal IU Review Deadline (This deadline is for the budget and human subject narratives ONLY. They should be submitted as a PDF to Kathleen Sullivan (ugsawrd@indiana.edu) via email. Students will be notified of any needed changes): April 18th, 2016 by 5:00pm. Final Materials Deadline: May 2nd, 2016 by 3:00pm (Although the final submission deadline is May 6th, this earlier deadline will allow the Graduate School enough time to review applications and submit the institutional application. These materials must be submitted through the G5 system).

    Please see the website for more details.

  • International Symposium “Education and social inequality,” XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
    April 19-21, 2016 | National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)

    The Symposium will generate a scholarly discussion on education and social inequality, considering how educational systems respond to social inequality and other forms of social stratification. Conference participants are invited to address the theme of social inequality in and through education from perspectives of their various disciplines, theoretical and pragmatic standpoints and geographic locations.

    The Symposium will be one of the major streams of a larger conference held at HSE University annually, the International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. The Conference attracts distinguished scholars in social and behavioral sciences from Russia, Europe, Asia, and America. About 1500 scholars usually participate .The plenary sessions and special round tables feature senior Russian Government officials, high-level representatives of the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the CEOs of the largest Russian and international companies.

    Please visit the website for more information.

  • XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
    April 19-22, 2016 | National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)

    The April Conference of the HSE is the main forum in Russia on social sciences, first of all, in Economics. Last years about 1500 colleagues participated in these Conferences. Special topics of the conference are diagnostics of economic growth: comparative perspective; top-down modernization: opportunities and limits in modern world; economic decentralization and local self-governance; values, trust and cooperation. The plenary sessions, including selected honorary papers, sessions and round tables, will be devoted to (but not restricted on) the special issues of the Conference. The plenary sessions and special round tables will feature senior Russian Government officials including representatives of the Presidential Administration, high-level representatives of the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the CEOs of several largest Russian and international companies. Session meetings and round tables on the problems of economic and social development will be held after the plenary sessions. The Conference Program Committee is chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin. Working languages of the Conference are Russian and English. Simultaneous translation will be available during all plenary and some session meetings.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Competitive Awards Application Workshop Series: Co-curricular Activities to Enhance Application
    April 20, 2016, 4:15pm | Hutton Honors College 217

    This series of 5 workshop sessions will introduce students to awards that provide funding for a variety of activities and guide them in preparing award applications. They will take place in room 217 of the Hutton Honors College on Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 to 5:15 on the days listed below. The workshops are free, do not bear credit and registration is not required. Each session is organized according to a theme or a specific award component and there are no assignments to prepare. Students complete assignments in their own time.

    The workshops will be led by Paul Fogleman, associate director of competitive awards and research. Guest presenters include students who have received awards and a representative from a national award agency. If the time conflicts with your class schedule you can participate via Canvas. If you would like to be added to the Canvas course or have questions, email Mr. Fogleman at pfoglema@indiana.edu.

    Workshop Schedule:

    • March 9 - Finding awards based on your discipline, qualifications and interests
    • March 23 - Leadership and engagement. This session will focus on how to articulate leadership in nationally-competitive award applications and discuss engaged learning activities outside the classroom
    • March 30 - What is expected of students competing for highly selective award competitions. Presentation and Q & A with a representative of the Schwarzman Scholars Program
    • April 6 - Creating your statement of purpose. Presentation, discussion and Q & A with a Fulbright recipient
    • April 20 - Identifying organizations on campus and in the community that will enhance your academic and professional goals - a discussion with graduating seniors
    • Weeks of April 27 and May 2 - Individually scheduled consultations with workshop organizer and associate director of competitive awards and research, Paul Fogleman

    More details may be found on the workshop flyer or the website.

  • Conference: "From Oikonomia to Occupy: Intersections of the Religious and the Economic," A Graduate Student Symposium
    April 21-22, 2016 | University of Toronto (Canada)

    Economic and religious imaginaries often merge in ways that affect how societies and individuals operate. Relations of power, hierarchies of knowledge, and the circulation of ideas are all entangled intersections between the religious and the economic, affecting the social and the political. In the social sciences and in the humanities, the idea of the “neoliberal” now rivals most any other reasoning behind the forces of social and political change. From anthropological study of debt forgiveness in the Occupy Movement, to historical analysis of Roman economies in early Christianity, scholarship across disciplines is beginning to recognize the longstanding relation between religious and economic forms. In response, this graduate student symposium brings together research into how religions and economies overlap and co-constitute social and political worlds. How have different religious traditions engaged with the economic through history? Have contemporary economic practices, such as banking, consuming, and selling, conditioned the maintenance of religious sites? What are the implications of thinking religion through the purview of critical economic theory? What, indeed, are the practical implications for scholarship in light of global political economies in crisis? In this conference, we will address constellations of the economic and religious in ways that crack open the deceptively isolated worlds of political economy and religion in the public sphere. We invite early career scholars and graduate students to explore the entangled production, circulation, and exchanges between the religious and the economic.

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Funding: Polish Century Club Exploratory Research Fellowship
    EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 4, 2016

    The Polish Studies Center announces a new research fellowship for graduate students in the first two years of their study at Indiana University. The Polish Century Club Exploratory Research Fellowship provides $1000 for research in Poland during the period May 2016-May 2017.

    The fellowship is open to MA and PhD students who want to investigate the possibility of further research in Poland. The primary purpose of the grant is to support early stage research, including making contact with academics and other experts with knowledge relevant to the proposed research. Language study is also encouraged as a secondary activity. A student who has been accepted to the exchange with the University of Warsaw or Jagiellonian University may receive the fellowship in order to prolong the stay in Poland for purposes of research or for additional language study. A summer language program may also be combined with the exploratory research in Poland. Students with limited prior experience in Poland are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Funding: Samuel and Alicja Fiszman Scholarship Competition 2016-17
    EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 4, 2016

    The Samuel and Alicja Fiszman Scholarship is open to any undergraduate student at Indiana University Bloomington who intends to pursue study in Poland on an IU-approved, credit- bearing overseas study program in Warsaw or Kraków. In 2016-17, the scholarship award is $5,000. Applications for the Academic Year 2016-17 are due to the Polish Studies Center by April 22nd, and an announcement of the winner will be made by May 1st. Application materials and any questions can be sent to polish@indiana.edu. Students are encouraged to apply, even if study abroad plans are not yet finalized.

    Jagiellonian University, home of the Centre for European Studies, is one such study program. In addition to Polish Language, courses are oriented toward Central European history and culture, and are taught by CES faculty in English. Student typically receive 13 credits from a semester at CES. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~polishst/home/ and click on “Academic Programs.”

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Funding: Alexander Herzen Junior Fellowships 2016/2017
    April 28, 2016

    This program aims to support excellent young researchers in the humanities and social sciences from the Siberian, Ural and Far-Eastern federal districts, and the Voronezh, Lipetsk, Belgorod, Ryazan and Kaluga regions. Research topics related to the IWM main research fields are highly encouraged (http://www.iwm.at/research/). Fellows will be invited to spend a six-month research term at the IWM between July 2016 and June 2017 and receive a stipend to cover all expenses related to their stay in Vienna. They will work on their own research projects while staying in residence at the IWM in Vienna. The IWM provides fellows with an office incl. access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.

    For additional information please view the flyer, or see: www.iwm.at/fellowships/herzen or http://www.prokhorovfund.ru/projects/contest/157/.

  • "Fulbright Fridays" Information Sessions
    April 29, 2016, 3:30 pm | Hutton Honors College 108

    Interested in doing research abroad? Teaching English abroad? Pursuing a creative project abroad? Have you considered applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program? Did you know that Indiana University was among the top 10 producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant winners for 2015-16? (News release)

    The Fulbright provides grants for individuals to pursue study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships outside the U.S. Please visit the Fulbright website for more information about eligibility and awards: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

    There will be “Fulbright Friday” information sessions this spring to introduce students to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the application process. Information Sessions will be held on the following dates in Room 108 of the Hutton Honors College:

    • Friday March 25 – 3:30 – 4:30
    • Friday April 1 – 3:30 – 4:30
    • Friday April 15 – 3:30 – 4:30 (This session will be particularly geared towards graduate students)
    • Friday April 29 – 3:30 – 4:30

    For additional information, please contact your Fulbright Program Adviser:
    • For graduate students, the Fulbright Program Adviser is Kathleen Sullivan (ugsawrd@indiana.edu).
    • For undergraduate students, the Fulbright Program Adviser is Paul Fogleman (pfoglema@indiana.edu).

    You may also view the full announcement here.

  • Deadline for Submissions: The Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition
    Deadline: April 29, 2016

    The Midwest Slavic Association, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now welcoming submissions for its annual student essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Interested students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. The best undergraduate paper received will win a one-year membership to ASEEES, and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as being considered then for the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level. The graduate winner of the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level wins travel, lodging, and registration for the Annual ASEEES Convention and membership for the following year. The prize will be presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.

    All submissions must be submitted via email to Brian Baer at bbaer@kent.edu. The deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016. Notifications of awards will be sent out Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

    For more details, please visit their website: https://slaviccenter.osu.edu/about/mwsassoc

  • Call for Papers: Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes, "Svetlana Alexievich: The Writer and Her Times"
    April 30, 2016

    Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes invites contributions to a special section to mark the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature to Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich. We invite articles from a range of disciplines that explore the author, her oeuvre, and her milieu. Among other topics, explorations of creative non-fiction in the Soviet and post-Soviet space, of the female voice, of oral history, of the intellectual and social history of Soviet and Belarusian writers, or of important themes in Alexievich’s work would be welcome. The issue aims to be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.

    Manuscripts may be in English or French. The normal peer-review process will apply. Please consult the journal’s website for our submission and style guidelines: http://www.ualberta.ca/~csp/Submissions.html.

    Authors who submit papers must become members of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS).

    Deadlines: Expression of intent to submit: 30 April 2016. Final Paper with abstract: 30 November 2016. Send submissions by e-mail to the Editor, Prof. Heather Coleman: hcoleman@ualberta.ca

    Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes, founded in 1956, is a quarterly, interdisciplinary journal of the Canadian Association of Slavists, publishing in English and French. It is devoted to problems of Central and Eastern Europe. It is a forum for scholars from a range of disciplines: language and linguistics, literature, history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, geography, philosophy, and the arts. hcoleman@ualberta.ca

    You may view also view the full announcement here.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: Transnational Modern Languages
    Application Deadline: April 30, 2016

    Transnationalizing Modern Languages is a UK-based initiative, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, that seeks to transform the way modern languages are researched and taught in higher education. The project aims to "develop a new framework for the discipline of Modern Languages as a whole, one which puts the interaction of languages and cultures at its core." Read more about the project here.

    A conference, "Transnational Modern Languages," will be held in London, UK, on 2-3 December 2016. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 30 April 2016. For further details and instructions on how to submit, please see the Call for Papers.

    NOTE that although the conference will take place in the Italian Cultural Institute, it will include researchers and teachers working in all modern languages, including Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies.

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  • Deadline for Abstracts: Hungary 1956 – 2016 – Reverberations of a Revolution
    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    Interdisciplinary conference: Hungary 1956 – 2016 – Reverberations of a Revolution

    60 years ago a student demonstration in pursuit of liberty and democratic reforms in Hungary started a chain of events that turned into a nationwide revolt against the Soviet policies and control embodied in the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic. The uprising that caught the attention and imagination of the world has been widely considered as the first major threat to Soviet control in Central Europe. Although the revolution failed at the time, its reverberations have been felt ever since, particularly in what is now considered the democratic transition in Central Europe, and the lives of diaspora communities around the world.

    This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together scholars from any discipline in the social sciences, humanities and fine arts, who are interested in exploring the general theme of Hungary 60 years after the revolution. The organizers welcome academic papers that address social, political, cultural, historical and economic issues in contemporary Hungary, in particular those that investigate how such issues have been shaped or affected by the realities and/or the collective memory of the 1956 revolution.

    Questions to consider are many; some of the suggested topics of inquiry include:

    • education and educational reform(s)
    • women and politics, the role of women in Hungarian society
    • gender and cultural politics
    • NGOs, civil society and democratization
    • minority issues, policies and politics of diversity - national identity, identity and culture, religious identity
    • national identity and the politics of memory and commemoration
    • refugee and diaspora memories
    • citizenship and identity - architecture, space and memory, remembering through space
    • street names and their meaning in national collective memory
    • Art and remembering
    • Hungarian media today, media and society, social media and civic engagement
    • political engagement of youth
    • sports
    • crime and the criminal justice system
    • international relations and Hungary’s place in the world (perceived and actual)
    We encourage presentations from all disciplines and fields of scholarship, including History, Political Science, Literature, Economics, Pedagogy, Art History, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, etc. We are inviting submissions for both individual papers and pre-constituted panels for presentations. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words in length. In addition, please include a short biographical note (approximately 100 words). Presentations should be no more than 20 min in length. Selected papers will have the opportunity to be published. We welcome submissions from graduate students and early career scholars.

    Please note that travel and accommodation subsidies are available to participants of this conference. Please notify us of your intention to request a travel subsidy in your submission.

    Deadline for abstracts: May 1st, 2016
    Notification of acceptance: on or around June 1st, 2016

    Send in your submissions to: hungaryconference@gmail.com

    The conference will take place at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada on October 27-28, 2016. Please note the language of the conference is English and we ask that you submit your abstract and bio in English.

    You may also view the full announcement here.

  • Funding: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
    Final Materials Deadline: May 2, 2016, 3:00pm

    Interested in pursuing doctoral dissertation research abroad? The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program gives doctoral students the opportunity to do full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Research projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its Territories). A Fulbright-Hays information session will be held Wednesday, March 30th from 2:30-4:30 at the University Graduate School offices (Wells Library, East Tower, 5th Floor, Room E546). For questions regarding the Fulbright-Hays application, please contact Kathleen Sullivan, Graduate Fellowship & Awards Coordinator, at ugsawrd@indiana.edu or 812-855-1362. Internal IU Review Deadline (This deadline is for the budget and human subject narratives ONLY. They should be submitted as a PDF to Kathleen Sullivan (ugsawrd@indiana.edu) via email. Students will be notified of any needed changes): April 18th, 2016 by 5:00pm. Final Materials Deadline: May 2nd, 2016 by 3:00pm (Although the final submission deadline is May 6th, this earlier deadline will allow the Graduate School enough time to review applications and submit the institutional application. These materials must be submitted through the G5 system).

    Please see the website for more details.

  • 11th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science
    Regular Proposal Deadline: May 2, 2016

    We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: Social and Community Studies; Civic and Political Studies; Cultural Studies; Global Studies; Environmental Studies; Organizational Studies; Educational Studies; Communication. Special Focus for 2016: "An Age and its Ends: Social Science in the Era of the Anthropocene."

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: Polish Century Club Exploratory Research Fellowship
    EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 4, 2016

    The Polish Studies Center announces a new research fellowship for graduate students in the first two years of their study at Indiana University. The Polish Century Club Exploratory Research Fellowship provides $1000 for research in Poland during the period May 2016-May 2017.

    The fellowship is open to MA and PhD students who want to investigate the possibility of further research in Poland. The primary purpose of the grant is to support early stage research, including making contact with academics and other experts with knowledge relevant to the proposed research. Language study is also encouraged as a secondary activity. A student who has been accepted to the exchange with the University of Warsaw or Jagiellonian University may receive the fellowship in order to prolong the stay in Poland for purposes of research or for additional language study. A summer language program may also be combined with the exploratory research in Poland. Students with limited prior experience in Poland are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Funding: Samuel and Alicja Fiszman Scholarship Competition 2016-17
    EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 4, 2016

    The Samuel and Alicja Fiszman Scholarship is open to any undergraduate student at Indiana University Bloomington who intends to pursue study in Poland on an IU-approved, credit- bearing overseas study program in Warsaw or Kraków. In 2016-17, the scholarship award is $5,000. Applications for the Academic Year 2016-17 are due to the Polish Studies Center by April 22nd, and an announcement of the winner will be made by May 1st. Application materials and any questions can be sent to polish@indiana.edu. Students are encouraged to apply, even if study abroad plans are not yet finalized.

    Jagiellonian University, home of the Centre for European Studies, is one such study program. In addition to Polish Language, courses are oriented toward Central European history and culture, and are taught by CES faculty in English. Student typically receive 13 credits from a semester at CES. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~polishst/home/ and click on “Academic Programs.”

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • 31st Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference
    May 6-7, 2016 | University of Chicago (IL)

    We invite graduate students, affiliated faculty, and independent scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit proposals on any topic concerning the Middle East and Islamic world from the advent of Islam to the present day. Disciplinary focuses include but are not limited to: history, sociology, anthropology, politicalscience, economics, literature, philosophy, art history, cinema and media studies, gender studies, and diaspora studies. As in previous years, two of our sponsors are offering limited funding to support special panels in the following fields: (1) modern Arabic literature and(2) Central Eurasian studies. Participants chosen for one of these panels may be eligible for a modest travel subsidy. Those interested should submit their abstracts with a note indicating their interest in being a part of one of these sponsored panels. Applicants not placed on a special panel will still receive full consideration for the general conference.

    Please website for complete details.

  • Conference: Graduate Student Colloquium, “Processes: How do agents, acts and artifacts interact in Literature, Linguistics, Language Pedagogy and Cultural Studies”
    Deadline: May 7, 2016

    The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Portland State University invites graduate students of modern and classical foreign languages to present their scholarly research on literature, film, culture, linguistics, applied linguistics, language pedagogy, and interdisciplinary studies (e.g., cognitive literary studies, ecocriticism, communication studies). Participants are encouraged to explore the ways in which agents and authors, acts, and artifacts interact in texts. How are events and artifacts determined by the processes surrounding their realization? How do these processes affect their reception? Possible topics within this theme include: evolution, interaction, adaption, intervention, influence, inspiration, and dissemination.

    Please see the website for complete details.

  • Conference: “Gender and Migration: Critical Issues and Policy Implications”
    May 11-14, 2016 | Izmir, Turkey

    This interdisciplinary conference is open for papers across disciplines, including, but not limited to legal studies, sociology, anthropology, economics, gender studies, cultural studies, migration studies, politics, international relations and else. The conference will explore the following themes: Mass Migration of Syrians; Gendered Causes and Implications of Migration; Home and Host Country Implications of Migration; Employment and Labour Markets in the Context of Migration; Policies; Family reunifications; Domestic Workers; Refugees and Gender; Call for revision of Convention on Asylum; Human Trafficking.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: Princeton Conjunction 2016, “Imperial Reverb: Exploring the Postcolonies of Communism”
    May 13-15, 2016 | Princeton University (NJ)

    This interdisciplinary conference aims to review successes and failures of the dialogue between the postcolonial theory and postcommunist studies, which has been taking place in the former socialist countries. We invite scholars to approach the alleged postcolonial condition of postcommunist Europe and Eurasia not only as a break from the colonial past, but also as a method of retrospective reflection, and a form of an intellectual exchange. To what extent can postcolonial studies of the communist experiment be seen as a product of intellectual transfer or conceptual mimicry? Do those studies merely graft the postcolonial argumentation and narration developed for the diverse cases of South Asia, Latin America, or South Africa onto the no less diverse traditions, experiences, and concerns of postcommuinist societies? Given the impact that Marxism in general and the work of Antonio Gramsci in particular had on the formation of postcolonial theory, how should we interpret the wholesale rejection of the leftist legacy by postcolonial scholarship in the region? Why do the anticolonial studies produced in, and of the region tend to privilege the history of the national elites, marginalizing even further the experience of the colonized and the suppressed? What are the analytical and interpretive benefits and pitfalls of postcolonial anti-communism that has been emerging gradually after the collapse of communism? Will political conservatism, aesthetic traditionalism, and romantic nationalism remain the key contributions of this anti-communist postcoloniality?

    Please website for complete details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: "Crime and Punishment at 150"
    Deadline: May 15, 2016

    The publication of Crime and Punishment in 1866 was a watershed moment in the history of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Dostoevsky’s novel perennially hovers near the top of lists of “Best Books of All Time.” Harold Bloom summed up the work’s enduring mastery and appeal, observing that, “Crime and Punishment remains the best of all murder stories, a century and a third after its publication. We have to read it — though it is harrowing — because, like Shakespeare, it alters our consciousness.” In the twenty first century, media and technology advances have transformed the reading experience and the ways readers relate to texts. Most students in literature classrooms are now digital natives, many reading on e-devices, some even on smart phones. In the age of the “spoiler alert” our reading experience seems to have changed beyond all recognition, yet in some ways the possibilities of new reading communities opened up by social media allow us to replicate the kinds of institutional communities which arose around nineteenth-century Russian periodicals. Rethinking the ways in which we contextualize, teach, and interpret Dostoevsky’s novel will help make it more accessible to a new generation of readers.

    “Crime and Punishment at 150” will celebrate the novel’s sesquicentenary by bringing together teachers, scholars, students, translators, artists, and readers to discuss Dostoevsky in the digital age. The conference will include a keynote by Carol Apollonio, a screening of the new film Crime and Punishment (Apocalypse Films, 2015) with post-film discussion with its director, Andrew O’Keefe, and a video conference with a linked Crime and Punishment panel at the University of Bristol, among other events. Confirmed participants include Brian Armstrong, Elena Baraban, Alexander Burry, Deborah Martinsen, Louise McReynolds, Robin Feuer Miller, Megan Swift, and William Mills Todd, III.

    We invite abstracts of 300 words on topics related to Crime and Punishment in the classroom or digital humanities/new media approaches to Crime and Punishment. Possible topics include:

    • reading Dostoevsky with students in 2016
    • digital humanities-based research on Dostoevsky and/or Crime and Punishment
    • digital or new media approaches to the novel in the classroom
    • new approaches to teaching an old book
    • public engagement initiatives (book club readings, online readings, Twitter projects)
    • teaching the novel in different contexts (a survey course, a Dostoevsky course, across disciplines)
    • the challenges and successes of teaching the novel in the context of decreasing enrolments and increasing departmental pressures

    We also encourage students to submit abstracts and we plan to feature several panels showcasing undergraduate and graduate student research. We welcome 300 word abstracts for papers on Crime and Punishment from undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those that explore new ways of reading the novel through the lens of new media or against the backdrop of contemporary issues and experiences.

    Please submit 300 word abstracts with a 1 page cv to candpat150@gmail.com by May 15, 2016.

    This event is co-organized by Katherine Bowers and Kate Holland, and supported by the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (UBC), Green College (UBC), and the North American Dostoevsky Society.


    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Nominations: Association for Women in Slavic Studies Heldt Prizes
    Deadline: May 15, 2016

    The Association for Women in Slavic Studies invites nominations for the 2016 Competition for the Heldt Prizes, awarded for works of scholarship. To be eligible for nomination, all books and articles for the three prize categories must be published between 15 April 2015 and 15 April 2016. Nominations for the 2016 prizes will be accepted for the following categories:

      1. Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies;
      2. Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies;
      3. Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies.

    One may nominate individual books for more than one category, and more than one item for each category. Articles included in collections as well as journals are eligible for the "best article" prize, but they must be nominated individually. The prizes will be awarded at the AWSS meeting at the ASEEES National Convention in Washington, DC, in November 2016.

    To nominate any work, please send or request that the publisher send one copy to each of the four members of the Prize committee by 15 May 2016.

    Please see the website for complete details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: Debrecen Summer School hosts, "Endangered Languages in Europe and Elsewhere: An International Conference on the Past, Present and Future of Minority Languages"
    Deadline: May 15, 2016

    Language is an everday commodity for all of us. Everyone uses at least one language for daily communication, and the number of people speaking two or more languages is steadily growing. Nevertheless, there are several languages whose long-term survival is in danger because of political, demographical, cultural or other reasons. There are different kinds of options, endeavors, political recommendations and even legal steps available, but the overall situation is rather complicated. As a promoter of Hungarian, a state language in Hungary and minority language in some other countries, Debrecen Summer School has been aware of the difficulties such languages have experienced ever since its foundation in 1927. This is why [the school] is happy to invite scholarly papers that discuss the problems and challenges faced by any non-state or minority language in the world. The conference is designed to bring together, primarily but not exclusively, young scholars whose main professional aim is to investigate and research the current state and future perspectives of the so-called endangered languages in Europe or in any other part of the world.

    Please see the Conference Flyer for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: "Public Religion, Ambient Faith: Religious Institutions and Socio-Political Change in the Black Sea Region"
    May 15, 2016

    This workshop (29 September – 1 October 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine) is the third in a series of ongoing workshops on the anthropological study of religion in the Black Sea region. It aims to develop dialogue between established scholars and young researchers on the myriad ways in which religious institutions, communities and spiritual practices influence socio-political change in the region using ethnographic methods. The workshop will feature a keynote address by Matthew Engelke, London School of Economics, a working session on qualitative methodologies, along with paper presentations and discussions. We encourage scholars to move beyond narrow nation-state or confessional frames and to consider more incisively how interconnections, encounters and divides shape religious practices and socio-political change more broadly.

    The conference will explore such issues as:

    • modes of secularity and religious (inter)subjectivities
    • debates over secularism, human rights and identity
    • the relevance of concepts such as political Orthodoxy, civil religion, political theology and public religion for the study of religion in this region
    • the relationship between the sensorial, bodily knowledge, and the public sphere
    • ethnographies of doubt, indifference, vernacular religion, and the ‘spiritual but not religious’ phenomenon
    • religion, faith and the making of public space

    The workshop is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation in cooperation with the research program Contact Zones. All travel and lodging costs of participants will be covered. Papers will be presented in thematic sessions and a publication of select papers is planned. Please send abstracts of 250 words and a brief bio by 15 May 2016 to Tetiana Kalenychenko, soc.injener@gmail.com. Notification of acceptance will be given by 1 June 2016.

    Organizing Committee: Olena Bodgan, Kyiv Mohyla Academy; Liudmyla Fylypovych, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences; Alexander Panchenko, European University at St. Petersburg; Marat Shterin, King’s College London; Catherine Wanner, The Pennsylvania State University.

    You may also view the announcement here.

  • First Conference on Food Culture in Central Europe From the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day
    May 19-20, 2016 | University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Warsaw, Poland).

    Food Culture in Central Europe (Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine) is a multidisciplinary conference that aiming to present food studies related researches from Central Europe. The boundaries marked in conference title are not geographical nor political – they are symbolic. They present spaces and food cultures not known to wider audience. We hope that this initiative will increase level of food culture awareness, create interdisciplinary discourse on the food studies in this region and help establish long term cooperation between researchers and institutions. Food culture is changing constantly. New culinary techniques, oversea products and foreigner food ways. The political, social and cultural changes have also an impact on what we eat. In the age of mass media development or decay of food culture is even faster then in the past.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Proposal Deadline: The Teaching Russian Conference
    May 20, 2016

    Please join us August 25-26, 2016 for the 5th biennial Teaching Russian conference on the beautiful, leafy campus of the University of Victoria (Canada).

    Notification of the Program Committee’s decisions will be sent out by June 10, 2016. The Program Committee of the Teaching Russian Conference invites paper proposals on all topics relating to sustaining healthy Russian programs, innovative curriculum development and language technologies, creating field schools and travel abroad programs, teaching Russian at the secondary level, community outreach, and more. Please see the more detailed Call for Papers on our website: http://web.uvic.ca/~russconf. (CV, Individual paper proposal and Roundtable proposal forms are available on the website.)

    For all questions, please contact Megan Swift (maswift@uvic.ca -or- 250.721.7504).

  • Conference: CMES Islamic Studies Graduate Conference, “Identity, Memory, and Diasporas”
    May 20-22, 2016 | University of California, Santa Barbara

    Keynote Speaker: Sherman A. Jackson, University of Southern California. The external and internal frontiers and definition of Islam are constantly being contested and negotiated, particularly through the movements of diaspora communities. When individuals and groups move from one place to another, how do identity and memory affect their understanding of origin and destination? What kind of communal practices do they retain, acquire or exchange, and what factors influence these decisions? To what extent do they maintain ties to their previous Islamic communities, and what does this suggest about the process of identity formation and preservation within diaspora groups? This conference hopes to interrogate the relationships inherent to identity formation, diaspora, and migration of Muslim communities, understood both in terms of geographies and abstract communal concepts. The theme aims to explore the diverse manifestations of identity, pluralities of religious content, patterns of diaspora, and ways in which memory is preserved in private and public practice. We invite a diverse array of proposals from graduate students of all academic disciplines at U.S. and international colleges and universities. Proposals that employ interdisciplinary methodologies are encouraged. Possible topics include but are not limited to: communal practices, rituals, and aesthetic expressions of belonging within diaspora groups; the effects of diaspora on textual translation, interpretation, and communication; memory formation and cultural appropriation within diaspora communities, including shared narratives, nostalgia, and adaptation; constructions and transformations of spaces and built environments (real and imagined) by diaspora groups; implications of residency, social status, and labor for the identity of diaspora populations; intercommunity connectivity, including through foodways; the politics of Muslim diasporas.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • The Canadian Association of Slavists' Taylor and Francis Book Prize in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
    Nomination Deadline: May 25, 2016

    The Canadian Association of Slavists' Taylor and Francis Book Prize was established in 2014 and is sponsored by Taylor and Francis Publishers. It is awarded annually for the best academic book in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies published in the previous calendar year by a Canadian author (citizen or permanent resident).

    The book prize jury consists of three members chosen by the CAS executive.

    Nominations for the 2016 Book Prize competition are to be postmarked by or on 25 May 2016.

    The prize winner will be announced in an e-mail to CAS members and on the CAS/CSP website in September 2016. The winner receives a cash award of 250 CAD and recognition at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists.

    Rules of eligibility for the Canadian Association of Slavists' Taylor and Francis Book Prize competition are as follows: The copyright date inside the book must list the previous calendar year as the date of publication (the book must have been published in 2015 to be eligible for the 2016 competition). The book must be in the form of a monograph, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors. Authors must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The work must originally be published in French or English either in or outside Canada. Works may deal with any aspect of Slavic, East European, or Eurasian Studies (languages, literatures, cinemas, cultures, visual arts, politics, history, etc.). Textbooks in the strict sense of the word do not qualify, but a broad interpretive work of a major period or area qualifies. Translations, bibliographies, reference works, edited volumes, and smaller works such as pamphlets are not eligible.

    Nominating Instructions

      1. Nomination for the prize can come from an author, a third party, or a publisher. There is no limit on the number of entries a publisher may submit.

      2. Send an e-mail to the office of Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes (csp@ualberta.ca) to notify the Canadian Association of Slavists of your intent to nominate a publication for the CAS’ Taylor and Francis Book Prize. Please copy this e-mail to yourself as well.

      3. Send one copy of the eligible monograph to each member of the book prize jury (see addresses below). Submissions should be marked “The Canadian Association of Slavists' Taylor and Francis Book Prize Nomination.” If you would like to receive an acknowledgment that your nomination was received, please enclose with the copy mailed to a jury member a note with your e-mail address or a self-addressed stamped envelope. Nominations must be postmarked by or on 25 May 2016 to be eligible for the 2016 competition.

      4. It is the responsibility of the author (if s/he self-nominates), his/her nominator, or his/her publisher to send the books to the jury.

      5. Please note that books sent to members of the jury will not normally be returned once the competition is over. However, special arrangements to return a book may be made between a jury member and nominator after the competition ends.

    2016 Jury for the Canadian Association of Slavists' Taylor and Francis Book Prize:
      Professor Andriy Zayarnyuk, University of Winnipeg, Committee Chair
      a.zayarnyuk@uwinnipeg.ca
      Mailing address:
      Department of History
      University of Winnipeg
      515 Portage Avenue
      Winnipeg, MB, Canada
      R3B 2E9

      Professor John Dingley, York University and University of Victoria
      johndingley@operamail.com
      Mailing address:
      12-949 Pemberton Road
      Victoria, BC, Canada
      V8S 3R3

      Professor Volha Isakava, Central Washington University
      volha.isakava@gmail.com
      Mailing address:
      World Languages Department
      Central Washington University
      400 East University Way
      Ellensburg, WA, USA
      98926-7552

    Please click here for a PDF version (including French translation)

  • Deadline for Abstracts: “Vladimir Nabokov and the Fictions of Memory”
    Deadline: May 30, 2016

    The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland would like to invite proposals for presentations at an international conference devoted to the problem of memory in the works of Vladimir Nabokov. The conference will take place on 22-23 September 2016 in Warsaw. Almost 40 years after Nabokov’s death his texts continue to function as literary Fabergé eggs in which scholars keep finding hidden surprises and previously overlooked details. As Nabokov wrote in Conclusive Evidence, “the unravelling of a riddle is the purest and most basic act of the human mind.” However, readers and critics are divided on the issue of whether Nabokov is a postmodern riddle-maker enjoying the game itself without enabling the player to reach the ultimate solution, or whether the riddles are solvable by a reader astute enough to follow all the sophisticated patterns and allusions which point to Nabokov’s metaphysical convictions. One of the greatest riddles of Nabokov’s art is memory. From his very first poems and his first novel Mary to the unfinished manuscript of The Original of Laura, Nabokov’s writings abound in characters haunted by their past. This preoccupation is not simply a feature of loss and nostalgia characteristic of emigrant experience in general, but an attempt to examine the mechanisms which control the functions of human consciousness. While Nabokov explores his own remembrances, transferring his experiences to the characters of his fictions, it is never entirely clear how much of what is being recalled is in fact a construct of the imagination. Memory becomes an obsession for many of Nabokov’s heroes, who may often be described as mnemonic deviants, their crimes resulting from a falsified perception of reality which they constantly filter through the lenses of the past. Conversely, there are characters ennobled by their devotion to every fleeting detail of their existence, whether past or present. What is the function of memory in Nabokov’s texts? Is Nabokov really interested in objectively recalling the past or would it be more apt to say that he artfully constructs remembrance in order to deal with trauma, loss and disappointment? To what extent is the past reshaped through literary models and intertextual props? Does the past control us, as in Freud’s theories, detested and summarily dismissed by Nabokov, or is it possible to control the workings of memory and manipulate it in literary discourse?

    We invite presentations addressing the following, and related, issues in the context of Nabokov’s works:

    • fictitious biographies and autobiographical writings
    • forgetfulness vs. memories of loss and trauma
    • emigrant experience: nostalgia and the traps of memory
    • memory as fabulation, memory as narrative
    • speaking memory, memory and delusion
    • memory and philosophy
    • memory and psychoanalysis
    • narration(s) of the mind
    • visual memory (cinematography, photography)
    • anticipatory memory, proleptic memory and “future recollection”
    • return to/of the past in Nabokov’s poetry
    • bilingualism and remembrance
    • comparative perspectives
    • memory in political contexts: Revolution, exile, repatriation
    • synesthetic metamorphoses:
      • trivialities, souvenirs, memories
      • symbolic correspondences
      • realities beyond appearance
    • Nabokovian allusions, echoes and inspirations.

    We invite proposals of individual 20 minute papers or 3-paper panels. Please submit proposals (up to 400 words) by 30/05/2016 to the organizers: Dr. Mikołaj Wiśniewski, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, mwisniewski@swps.edu.pl; Dr. Irena Księżopolska, Independent Scholar, iksiezopolska@swps.edu.pl.

    The languages of the conference are English and Russian.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference
    May 30 - June 1, 2016 | University of Calgary (AB, Canada)

    The annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS) will take place at the University of Calgary, in Canada’s most dynamic city set against the spectacular backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park. The Cas Annual Conference is held as a part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences with more than 70 national associations in attendance. The theme of the 2016 Congress is "Energizing Communities.” You can find out more details here. This year, CAS overlaps with: Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Hungarian Studies, Study of Religion, Theatre Research, Women’s and Gender Studies, Study of Education and Higher Education, Applied Theatre, Jewish Studies, History, Translation Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Film Studies, and Church History. Proposals for interdisciplinary panels with other associations are very welcome. They are always a highlight at the CAS conference. Additional funding from the Federation is available for such panels. Please do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair, Bohdan Harasymiw, bharasym@ucalgary.ca for assistance or information. Proposals are invited for individual papers, panels, roundtable discussions and graduate student activities. Complete panels are preferred. Forms for panel, roundtable and individual proposals are available on the CAS website. Further information can be found on the Call for Papers.

  • Funding: Madeleine Albright PhD Scholarships in Czech Studies 2016-17
    Application Deadline: May 31, 2016

    The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK) is pleased to offer two Madeleine Albright PhD Scholarships in Czech Studies, funded by the Government of the Czech Republic, and tenable from 1st October, 2016. The award is for three years in each instance and is worth 542,500 Czech crowns p.a. for each of the two students, approximately £ 14,000 p.a. depending on the current exchange rate. The scholarship is open to students of any nationality and is intended to cover tuition fees (at the Home/EU rate only) with the remainder contributing to maintenance. For current research fees see: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/fees/.

    Current research in the area of Czech Studies at the University of Glasgow concentrates on different aspects of 20th century Czech film, media, and literature studies, with a strong research record in topics such as culture and identity, and examination of different discoursive approaches to self-examination and myth making. Comparative and interdisciplinary proposals, which examine the Czech topics within Central European and global contexts are especially welcome. Research proposals in other areas of study relating to the Czech Republic will be also considered.

    The purpose of the Madeleine Albright PhD Scholarship in Czech Studies is to foster international understanding of the political and social culture of contemporary Czech Republic.

    Before applying for one of the Madeleine Albright PhD scholarships, students should have applied for and received a conditional or unconditional acceptance for their proposed programme of study through the online application process: http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/prospectivestudents/researchstudy/howtoapply/.

    The submission deadline for scholarship applications is 31st May, 2016 using the Czech Studies PhD Scholarship Application Form 2016-17 to be returned to arts-SMLC-PGscholarships@glasgow.ac.uk.

    For further information on relevant research areas please consult: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/subjects/slavonic/
    http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/subjects/comparativeliterature/#/overview
    http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/mlc/postgraduatestudy/postgraduatescholarships2016/

    (A PDF version of this announcement can be found here.)

  • Funding: Josef Fronek MPhil (Research) Scholarships in Czech Studies 2016-17
    Application Deadline: May 31, 2016

    The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is pleased to offer two Josef Fronek MPhil Research Scholarships in Czech Studies to applicants of any nationality. The awards are for one year only (2016-17), starting 1st October 2016, and are worth £3000 towards tuition fees for each of the two successful candidates. For research tuition fees see: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/fees/.

    Current research in the area of Czech Studies at the University of Glasgow concentrates on different aspects of 20th century Czech film, media, and literature studies, with a strong research record in topics such as culture and identity, and examination of different discursive approaches to self-examination and myth making. Comparative and interdisciplinary proposals, which examine the Czech topics within Central European and global contexts are especially welcome.

    The purpose of the Josef Fronek MPhil (Research) Scholarships in Czech Studies is to foster international understanding of the political and social culture of contemporary Czech Republic.

    Before applying for one of the Josef Fronek Scholarships, candidates should have applied for and received a conditional or unconditional acceptance for their proposed programme of study through the online application process: http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/prospectivestudents/researchstudy/howtoapply/.

    The submission deadline for scholarship applications is 31st May, 2016 using the Josef Fronek Scholarship Application Form to be returned to arts-SMLC-PGscholarships@glasgow.ac.uk.

    For further information on relevant research areas please consult: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/subjects/slavonic/
    http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/subjects/comparativeliterature/#/overview
    http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/mlc/postgraduatestudy/postgraduatescholarships2016/

    (A PDF version of this announcement can be found here.)

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June 2016

  • Call for Papers: X International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature
    Deadline: June 1, 2016

    11-15 августа 2016 года «Музей-усадьба Л. Н. Толстого «Ясная Поляна» проводит X Международную научную конференцию «Лев Толстой и мировая литература». На заседаниях конференции будут обсуждаться проблемы творчества писателя в контексте русской и мировой литературы, философии, религии. Конференция традиционно проходит на базе личной библиотеки Л. Н. Толстого, в которой хранятся книги на 39 иностранных языках. По итогам конференции издается сборник статей. Регистрационный взнос участника – 50 евро. Музей покрывает расходы по проживанию, питанию и культурной программе. Заезд участников 11 августа, в 15 часов, от метро Ак. Янгеля, отъезд 15 августа 2016 года, в 10 утра. Заявки на участие в конференции принимаются до 1 июня 2016 года. Заявка включает информацию об участнике и тезисы выступления. Для получения приглашения для визы необходимо до 15 февраля 2016 года прислать копию первой страницы паспорта, информацию о работе, месте жительства, адрес, телефон и город, в котором участник будет обращаться за визой. Заявки направлять Галине Алексеевой: gala@tgk.tolstoy.ru телефоны: (48751)76-1-41, +7-910-944-5899.

    [On August 11-15, 2016 the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana is going to host X International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature. Problems of Tolstoy’s work and art in the context of Russian and World Literature, philosophy, and religion are to be discussed at the sessions of the Conference. Traditionally the Conference is organised on the basis of Tolstoy’s personal library, which preserves the books and periodicals in 39 foreign languages. The Book of Proceedings will be published. The registration fee is 50 euro. The Museum covers all hotel, meals, and cultural programme expenses. On August 11th, at 3 pm, at the metro station Akademika Yangelya there will be a bus to Yasnaya Polyana for the participants. August 15th is the departure day. The deadline for applications is June 1st, 2016. The application includes the information about the participant and the abstract of the paper. For those who need an invitation for visa, the following information is to be sent before February 15th: the copy of the front passport page, institution, address, telephone, place of issuing visa. Please forward your application to Galina Alekseeva: gala@tgk.tolstoy.ru or galalexeeva@tula.net. Telephones: (48751)76-1-41, +7-910-944-5899 For more information, you may contact Galina Alekseeva or Donna Orwin at donna.orwin@utoronto.ca.]

  • Conference: 5th Bi-annual EAM Congress (European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies)
    June 1-3, 2016 | University of Rennes (France)

    The fifth EAM congress invites scholars to consider the coupling of the notions of quest and investigation in works of art or movements of the avant-garde or neo-avant-garde, or of the various forms of modernism, even though modernism and the avant-garde seem often to have been constructed in opposition to the spiritual or scientific heritage suggested by these two terms. The notion of quest suggests a metaphysical beyond informed by mysticism, implying the absence of an end or of a conclusion, whereas the notion of investigation implies a totally rational conception of reality and a process likely to bring a definite result and reach a conclusion. Coupling the two notions, quest/investigation, is therefore an invitation to overcome an initial paradox: the endlessness of the quest as opposed to the fixed scope of the investigation. The co-articulation of the two notions may shed some light on marginal or neglected works. It may also question the dialectical relationship between modern and anti-modern, between avant-garde and rear-guard, between insistent innovations and archaisms, acknowledged or disguised.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: "Trauma as cultural palimpsests: (post)communism against the background of comparative modernities, totalitarianisms, and (post)coloniality"
    June 2-3, 2016 | Wrocław, Poland

    The trauma inflicted on societies under communist regimes and post- traumatic symptoms manifesting themselves across the whole spectrum of public discourses remains one of the most painfully under-researched problems in the study of Central and East European (CEE) cultures. The conference aims to investigate the multiple forms of totalitarian trauma and of the (post-)traumatic transition period in the region. The assessment of the totalitarian pasts has been the object of divisive and partial political debates, themselves, at times, no more than post-traumatic symptoms at the discursive level. The conference aims to investigate the seriality of trauma in the recent history of CEE (from ghettos to gulags to globalization, from Holocaust to communist and postcommunist mass killings, from concentration camps to immigration camps etc.), as well as the palimpsestic interplay between the different historical and experiential layers of cultural distress. We encourage potential participants to propose inter-/trans-disciplinary approaches and to devise comparative frameworks which may accommodate trauma studies, transition studies, postdependence studies, postcommunist studies, and postcolonial studies. We welcome transhistorical and transregional accounts of massive traumas of the 20th century in CEE and elsewhere, such as the extermination of the Armenians in the Ottoman Turkey in 1915, the Holocaust and Nazi extermination policies in WW2, the Indian Partition, the Balkan War, or the Rwandan genocide, to name but a few. Attention may be given to the ideological foundation of the breakthroughs of 1989/1991, including the role, contribution and importance of oppositional socio-cultural movements and the emigration (for instance, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the Polish October of 1956, the (post)communism against the background of comparative modernities, totalitarianisms, and (post)coloniality, intellectual movements of the 1960s generation in USSR, the Prague Spring, 1968 in Poland (with the ensuing mass eviction of the Polish citizens of Jewish nationality under the umbrella slogan of purging the Party from the Zionist element), the strikes of Polish workers in December of 1970 and June of 1976, Helsinki Accords of 1975, “Solidarity” [“Solidarność”], the announcement of glasnost and perestroika in the USSR in 1985, the Polish Round Table Talks in 1989, the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and so on).

    Click here for more information.

  • Conference: Mnemonics 2016, “"The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression”"
    June 2-4, 2016 | University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

    The fifth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will take place from June 2-4, 2016 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be hosted by the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (HGMS). The theme of the 2016 event will be “The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression.” Our keynote speakers will be Berber Bevernage (Ghent), Jodi A. Byrd (Illinois), and Françoise Vergès (Paris). Submissions are open to all graduate students interested in memory studies.

    Mnemonics is an international collaborative effort for graduate education in the interdisciplinary field of memory studies. Each year a different partner institution hosts a summer school for select students on a particular theme pertinent to the study of cultural memory. Panels of scholarly presentations by graduate students will be supplemented by professionalization workshops, cultural events, and opportunities for informal socializing. Three distinguished keynote lecturers will present new work and will engage with participants. Partners from the different campuses affiliated with Mnemonics will also be on site and will help in responding to and mentoring graduate students.

    We have chosen the theme of forgetting as a way of highlighting an essential, but often overlooked component of the dynamics of remembrance. As the pioneering memory studies scholar Aleida Assmann has written, “Memory, including cultural memory, is always permeated and shot through with forgetting. In order to remember anything one has to forget; but what is forgotten need not necessarily be lost forever.” Both Assmann and the anthropologist Paul Connerton point out that forgetting is not a “unitary phenomenon”: it comes in multiple forms, including those associated with traumatic events, post-conflict amnesties, and repressive state apparatuses. Furthermore, as Assmann and Connerton emphasize, there is also a positive side to forgetting: discarding the past can make possible new beginnings and assist in the overcoming of violent pasts. The topic, “The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression,” will provide space for consideration of this variety of forms in individual and collective contexts as well as in theoretical reflection and concrete case studies. We anticipate papers on such topics as Holocaust and Armenian Genocide denial, migration and forgetting, nation building and selective remembrance, and trauma and repression, among other things.

    In the months leading up to the conference, HGMS will host a reading group for students and faculty in Illinois on the theme of “forgetting” as a way of preparing the intellectual ground for the event. Information about the reading group will be posted on our Facebook page so that others will have the option of reading along.

    Possible topics might include, but are not restricted to:

    • philosophical approaches to forgetting (Nietzsche, Ricoeur, etc.)
    • digital media and forgetting
    • literatures of forgetting
    • genocide denial and the politics of memory
    • psychoanalytic approaches to forgetting, repression, and disavowal
    • amnesty and amnesia
    • productive forgetting and the arts of memory
    • commemoration, counter-monuments, and forgetting
    • state-sponsored forgetting
    • minority histories and imperial amnesia
    • silence(s)
    • individual vs. collective forgetting
    • non-sites of memory
    • archival forgetting
    • historical repetition and the consequences of forgetting
    • embodied forgetting
    • therapeutic forgetting

    Please see the conference website for more details.

  • Nomination Deadline: Historia Nova Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural History competition
    Deadline: June 15, 2016

    Backgound: Established in 2012 by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press, the Historia Nova Prize recognizes the best scholarly volume originally written and published in English within the preceding two years. Eligible genres include single and collective-author monographs, collections of articles, and special thematic issues of scholarly journals.

    Past winners are:

    • 2012 Historia Nova: Katerina Clark, Moscow the Fourth Rome (Harvard University Press, 2011);
    • 2013 Historia Nova: Serhii Plokhii, The Cossack Myth: History and Nationhood in the Age of Empires (Cambridge University Press, 2012);
    • 2014 Historia Nova: Valerie Kivelson, Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia (Cornell University Press, 2013).
    • 2015 Historia Nova: Ekaterina Pravilova, A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia (Princeton University Press, 2014)

    Juried by a five-person international team, with logistical support from the Press, the Historia Nova prize seeks nominations from publishers, literary agencies, universities (and university departments), journals, scholarly organizations, artistic unions, groups, and individuals.

    Nomination instructions: The 2016 Historia Nova award, to be announced at the November 2016 ASEEES convention (17-20 November, Washington Marriott Wardman Park), will be chosen from nominations submitted to historianova@academicstudiespress.com by 15 June 2016.

    The Organizing Committee asks that publishers nominating their own titles send five complimentary copies of the book to:
      Academic Studies Press
      28 Montfern Avenue
      Brighton, MA 02135 USA

    (You may also view a PDF of this announcement here.)

  • Submission Deadline: VIII International Virtual Forum – “Humanitarian Aspects in Geo-cultural Space”
    Deadline: June 15, 2016

    The International Coordinating Council (Armenia, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, Slovak Republic, USA, South Korea, Japan) is continuing its project "Creating Virtual Educational and Scientific Space for a GlobalCommunity" and invites scholars and graduate students to participate in the VIII International Virtual Forum: Istanbul 2016: "Humanitarian Aspects in Geo-Cultural Space" which will be held 1-6 October, 2016 at the University of Istanbul, Turkey. Participation may be virtual with some limited on-site availability.

    Please contact tom.beyer@middlebury.edu or s.minasyanpmesi@gmail.com, or view the full anouncement for complete details.

  • Conference: “Statehood and its Discontents: Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia"
    June 15-17, 2016 | Vilnius, Lithuania

    In the post-Cold War era territorial borders have been continuously contested during the wars in Chechnya, the Caucasus, and more recently Ukraine. The conflict in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine has brought the questions of statehood and sovereignty again to the forefront of popular, political, and scholarly debates. This conference explores historical and contemporary challenges to statehood and emergence of alternative sovereignty and governance regimes. The potential topics include, but are not limited to: hybrid warfare, financial sovereignty, radical politics, nationalism, supranationalism, terrorism, secessionism, migration and displacement, memory and identity. This conference explores historical and contemporary challenges to statehood and emergence of alternative sovereignty and governance regimes. We extend the definition of “sovereignty” to “actualities of relations within ways of life” (Caroline Humphrey 2008), alternative forms of authority and legitimacy beyond the ones sanctioned by the state and international institutions. The potential topics include, but are not limited to: hybrid warfare, financial sovereignty, radical politics, nationalism, supranationalism, terrorism, secessionism, migration and displacement, borders and borderlands, memory and identity.

    Please see the announcement for full details.

  • PIASA'’s 74th Annual Conference
    June 16-18, 2016 | Washington, DC

    PIASA has organized annual conferences since 1942. Their main purpose is to convene experts from the Polish-American community working in various disciplines of the humanities, arts, and sciences and to highlight their latest research and accomplishments. The conference offers multiple presentations and panels in both plenary and thematic sessions as well as a banquet and cultural and networking events.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: "The Knowledge Factor: Refugees in Central and Eastern Europe, 1912-2001"
    June 20, 2016

    In arguments about the current refugee crisis, East European heads of state have repeatedly claimed that their countries have never been perceived as desirable destinations; therefore, they shall never be such. We would like to take the occasion of the 2016 Annual Convention of the Leibniz Graduate School at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe to investigate this claim. “The Knowledge Factor” offers an opportunity to discuss the history of refugees in, not from, Eastern Europe and the role knowledge inherent to or associated with refugees has played in the interaction with host societies. The focus lies on the twentieth century from the Balkan Wars of 1912 until its ultimate end in 2001.

    Please see the Call for Papers for complete details.

  • Ellipsis Across Borders Conference 2016
    June 20-21, 2016 | University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

    This conference is organized as part of the project Experimental Morphosyntax of South Slavic Languages, where agreement patterns are studied with a uniform methodology in six locations across the Western Balkans (in former Yugoslavia). This project has both a scientific and social agenda. On one side, it aims to investigate First and Last conjunct agreement in South Slavic languages and thus contribute to the currently debated topic (Bošković 2009, Marušič et al. 2015) which revolves around the need for clearer descriptions of the data. On the other side, the project aims to propagate psycholinguistic studies of South Slavic languages through cooperation between linguists across the borders of the former Yugoslavia.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations
    June 23-25, 2016 | Düsseldorf, Germany

    Europe today bears little resemblance to the Europe at the center of humanities curricula, a construction of the continent that endures despite numerous critiques of Eurocentrism and that governs the way literature and culture are studied in much of the world. Large-scale immigration from parts of the world traditionally regarded as Europe’s other and the end of a Cold War, which drew a geographic distinction between one Europe and its (European) other, have not only rendered this traditional Europe obsolete but also raised the question whether it ever existed, whether Europe has not always been other to itself.

    In a Europe increasingly concerned with migration and its outcomes, what processes of rethinking are taking place that are not turned away from the rest of the world but cognizant of the worlds within Europe? How should Europe be positioned productively in new formations of national, comparative, and world literary study?

    Other Europes will examine how European identities have been conceived in the past and present; how European literature has been produced and circulated over time; and how large-scale immigration to and mobility within Europe as well as the post-1989 redrawing of the European map have changed these practices. What are the historical precedents for current developments? What are the theoretical paradigms in which these precedents can be mobilized for our present? Does this inquiry proceed differently in the United States and Europe?

    The conference represents a laboratory for addressing the politics of language and translation in literature and literary and cultural scholarship. To what extent has English become a lingua franca of literary and cultural scholarship? What are the gains and losses entailed in this development, and how have recent language and literature programs been revised to contest the dominance of English? How do these revisions differ in Europe and in other parts of the world? And how does the current dominance of English compare with the earlier dominance of Latin or French?

    This conference brings together an international group of scholars and engages the paradigms in and through which they work. It seeks to develop ways of thinking that emerge from and address Europe’s evolving political, economic, historical, and philosophical role in a world of ever-shifting migrations, translations, and transformations.


    Please see the website for more details.

  • Call for Papers: Poljarnyj Vestnik - An International Journal of Slavic Studies
    Submission Deadline: June 25, 2016

    It is a great pleasure for us to invite all of you to submit papers to Poljarnyj Vestnik - An International Journal of Slavic Studies. Poljarnyj Vestnik was earlier the working papers of the University of Tromsö, but has been upgraded to an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research about Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. We now welcome submissions for our third volume after the reorganization. Contributions from Slavists from any country and institution are welcome. Articles are published in English or Russian. The homepage of the journal is: http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/vestnik/index

    Deadline for submissions in 2015 is JUNE 25, 2016.
    Editors:


    For more information, do not hesitate to contact the editors.

  • Conference: 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention
    June 26-28, 2016 | Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine)

    The summer convention's theme is “Images of the Other” - construction and definition of the 'Other', instrumental use and abuse of the ‘Other’ in politics, cultural and social practices; the role of ethnic, cultural, social and gender stereotypes; representations of the ‘Other’ in memory politics, art, public discourse and media; and scholarship regarding the ‘Other’ as a social construct. ASEEES and MAG invite papers;and panel proposals, related to the theme, understood in the broadest possible sense.

    The 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention will take place at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. The conference program will begin in early afternoon of Sun, June 26 and continue through the evening of Tue, June 28; you may arrive on Sat, June 25; we plan to schedule a city tour on the morning of Sun, June 26. The program will feature approximately 80-100 panels including about 300 presentations, and there will also be a supplementary program including a plenary, receptions, cultural program, and a keynote speaker.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: The 10th Joint Conference of Bulgarian and North American Scholars, "Beyond the Borders"
    June 26-30, 2016 | Sofia, Bulgaria

    For more than forty years the tradition of Bulgarian-American academic dialogs has been carried on by the Council for Bulgarian Studies Abroad at the Bulgarian Academy of Science and the Bulgarian Studies Association. The first conference was in 1973 in Madison, WI, followed by conferences in Varna (1978), Boston (1982), Smoljan (1987), Pittsburgh (1994), Blagoevgrad (1999), Columbus, OH (2003), Varna (2008), and Eugene, OR (2012). It is Sofia’s turn to host the 2016 Bulgarian-Northern American conference in the field of Bulgarian Studies. The topic of this conference, “Beyond the Borders”, invites various perceptions of “borders” (disciplinary, historical, cultural, national, etc.) and their interpretation as liminal spaces of distancing, interaction and transformation.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: 12th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-12)
    June 30, 2016

    The Slavic Department of Humboldt University, Berlin is pleased to announce the 12th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-12) to be held on December 8-10, 2016.

    The biannual conference has been hosted in turn by the University of Leipzig and University of Potsdam since 1995, with the University of Göttingen joining in organizing the conference in 2011. This year, for the first time, the Humboldt University will host FDSL. At the same time, the rhythm of the biannual conference changes, so that FDSL will from now on take place in even years.

    Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (20-minute presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion) on Slavic syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, psycholinguistics and computational linguistics.

    We particularly encourage the submission of abstracts on formal approaches to second language acquisition and multilingualism in/including Slavic. SLA and multilingual situations are characterized by the co-existence of two (or more) mental grammars and lexicons in the same individual, which leads to manifold research questions: How do two (or more) concurrent linguistic systems influence each other? What changes are instigated by the multilingual situation in formal grammar, lexicon, and language use? What are promising methods of research into SLA and multilingualism? What are the consequences for language endorsement and teaching? A special session on this vivid area of research will be part of the main conference.

    Additionally, there will be a special pre-conference workshop on "Formal and experimental semantics and pragmatics" to be announced in a separate CFP.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Call for Papers: Animals in Eastern Europe and Russia
    June 30, 2016

    In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the various ways that animals have shaped human identities and experiences. Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes invites contributions to a special issue that focuses on human-animal interactions, broadly conceived, in Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, Russia, the Soviet Union, the former Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet republics. We invite articles from a range of disciplines that explore the place of animals in the history, culture, and socio-political life of the region during any time period.

    Possible subjects include (but are not limited to): animals in war; animal welfare movements; hunting; zoos; pets and pet-keeping; animal celebrities; animal biographies; wildlife and wildlife management; animals and the environment; animals and food production; religion and animals; circus animals; taxidermy; the use of animals in scientific research; animals and disease; animals and animal symbolism in literature and art; animals and the law (including European Union legislation); working animals; and animals under Communism. The issue aims to be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.

    Please see the complete announcement for more details.

  • Call for Papers: International Conference on Russian and Soviet History, "The Centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution(s): its Significance in World History"
    June 30, 2016

    In May 2017 the Centre for Russian Studies in Budapest is announcing its 11th biennale international academic conference. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for a dialogue between senior and young researchers from different countries and cultures to discuss newly emerging academic questions of and approaches to the 1917 Russian Revolution(s).

    The history of the Russian Revolution(s) has become a topic of memory politics in postsocialist Eastern Europe. Its rejection, the falsification of its history has become integrated in the legitimating ideologies, mainstream political discourse of the emergent new regimes. In this discourse the former “great October Revolution” appears as a “small October coup d’etat” and the red terror has become mainstreamed in the new history writing and teaching. Has the Russian Revolution indeed failed? If yes, then in what sense? The Revolution(s) as a historical process, as a whole has been marginalized and de-constructed, the partial takes precedence over the whole. Revolutionary violence and terror is detached from the original historical context and it is used to demonize the Revolution, Bolshevism and the Soviet power. Totalitarianism as a method and interpretation is celebrating a new Renaissance after it has been effectively de-constructed by the revisionist school in the 1980s. What can critical thinkers do to re-conquer the history and memory of the Revolution?

    The Centre for Russian Studies at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, seeks proposals from academic fellows, postdoctoral researchers, PhD candidates.

    Please see the complete announcement for more details. For the application, click here.

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July 2016

  • Deadline for Proposals: 2017 AATSEEL Annual Conference
    Deadline: July 1, 2016

    Beginning in 2017, the AATSEEL conference will no longer meet concurrently with the annual convention of the Modern Language Association and will be held February 2nd through February 5th, 2017 at the Parc 55 hotel in downtown San Francisco, California. In addition to scholarly panels, participants will have the chance to attend advanced seminars, roundtables, workshops and other special events. New for 2017 are the addition of panel streams to the conference program. See the separate call for papers or website (http://www.aatseel.org/program/stream-topics-2017/) for more details.

    The AATSEEL conference is a forum for exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2017 Conference. The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy and second language acquisition, in addition to literature, cinema, and culture.

    Please submit your proposals by April 15, 2016 for early consideration (the final submission deadline is July 1, 2016). For more information, visit the AATSEEL website: http://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main. All proposals must be made through the online submission process - no emailed proposals will be accepted.

  • Workshop: ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Assessment Workshop for Teachers of Russian Language
    July 5-8, 2016 | Indiana University Bloomington

    The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University (IU) announces an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Assessment Workshop for teachers of Russian language to be held on the campus of IU Bloomington on July 5-8, 2016. Participants in the workshop will be fully funded.

    The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshop is a four-day professional development workshop designed to introduce language educators to the Oral Proficiency Interview, the ACTFL rating scale, and the techniques for conducting and rating oral proficiency interviews. In daily plenary presentations, participants address general concepts and strategies for oral proficiency testing. This information is then reinforced and practiced in language-specific break-out sessions by observing model interviews, participating in hands-on rating activities, and conducting and rating live practice interviews. These practice interviews and ratings are discussed and critiqued in the language-specific groups. Following the workshop, eligible participants may pursue Limited or Full OPI Tester Certification. More information on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview can be found at http://www.actfl.org/professional-development/assessments-the-actfl-testing-office/oral-proficiency-assessments-including-opi-opic.

    REEI will provide each participating teacher with five nights of housing on the IU campus (check-in July 4, check-out July 9) and a travel reimbursement that will cover round trip air and/or ground transportation as well as a per diem to offset the cost of meals taken during the course of the workshop.

    Preference will be given to teachers of Russian who are currently teaching at the pre-college level in schools or community programs, but teachers of Russian at the college/university level as well as pre-service teachers of Russian (pre-college or college/university) are also encouraged to apply.

    To apply, please send a CV or resume as well as a statement of interest (250-300 words) that addresses your experience as a teacher of Russian, your familiarity with proficiency-oriented teaching and testing, and the contribution which participation in the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Assessment Workshop will make to your further professional development.

    Submit all application materials by email to Mark Trotter at martrott@indiana.edu by April 30, 2016.

    For more information, please contact:

      Mark Trotter
      Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator
      Russian and East European Institute
      Indiana University
      Global and International Studies Building
      Room 4028
      355 North Jordan Avenue
      Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
      (812) 856-5247
      martrott@indiana.edu

    You may also view the announcement here.

  • Conference: The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, "Rethinking Forced Migration and Displacement: Theory, Policy, and Praxis"
    July 12-15, 2016 | Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland)

    The 16th conference of IASFM will take place on July 12-15, 2016 at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. It will be hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies, the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, and the Faculty of Law and Public Administration. This is the first time that IASFM members will gather in Central Europe. The setting for the 16th IASFM conference is especially important as we watch the most recent refugee crisis unfold in Europe, including in countries that historically were refugee-producing spaces and now have to provide durable solutions for forced migrants fleeing armed conflicts and asking for refuge in Europe. These developments constitute a significant opportunity to rethink and redefine forced migration. Existing concepts and definitions are rooted in historical transformations–political, legal and social—that led to refugee movements post-World War II and during the Cold War, but are they appropriate for the diversity and complexity of the 21st century forced migration? International responses to recent conflicts in Syria and Ukraine have resulted in a heated public debate about who belongs in Europe and who does not. However, similar debates about whether refugees should be accepted or not are also taking place elsewhere in the world. Therefore, it is time to engage in discussion involving researchers and practitioners on when, how and why forced migrants have “the right to have rights”, to quote Hannah Arendt. The answers to these extremely sensitive political problems should be the subject of deep analysis involving social scientists, legal scholars, historians, and representatives of humanitarian organizations, policy makers, and when possible refugees. Such interdisciplinary perspectives will give the participants of the IASFM 16 the opportunity to develop a deeper reflection on forced migration concepts, definitions, and issues from historical and contemporary as well as regional and global perspectives. Themes include:

    • Who is a refugee? Old concepts, new realities
    • Citizenship, nationhood, and forced migration: Ideologies and policies of inclusion and exclusion
    • From refugee to refuge: The history and evolution of forced migration in East and Central Europe
    • Forced movements in the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean: Humanitarianism, human rights or human security?’
    • Regional responses to forced migration: The importance of local context — economic, social, and cultural — in crafting policy responses
    • UNHCR and IOM: Collaboration potential and pitfalls
    • Towards durable solutions for refugees, internally displaced, trafficked victims, and other forced migrants: Beyond immediate assistance and protection
    • State fragility and displacement: Concepts, realities, and the rule of law
    • Researching forced migration: Engagements, methodologies, and ethics
    • The power of imaginaries: Demonization and celebration of forced migration in words and images
    • Gender and sexualities: Protection challenges and possibilities
    • The long journey home: Return and reintegration
    • The struggle of belonging: Forming and reforming social identities of young refugees and asylum seekers
    • Climate change and displacement
  • Please see the website or contact Michele Millard for more details.

  • Funding (Russian citizens): Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships
    July 15, 2016

    Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to scholars from Russia and Ukraine to conduct research for six months in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Preference is given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the world of scholarship and the world of public affairs. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a particular need to be in Washington, D.C. The Wilson Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are: 1) governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation; 2) the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership; and 3) key long-term future challenges confronting the U.S. and the world. Research in these areas is particularly encouraged. Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to researchers and lecturers from academic and higher educational institutions and research centers who are actively involved in academic and research work. Eligible candidates include scholars and researchers who have at least two years postdoctoral (post-Kandidat) academic and research experience.

    Please see the website for more details.

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August 2016

  • Application Deadline: Fulbright Opportunities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
    Deadline, August 1, 2016

    Apply to exciting Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant opportunities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and it is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty, including early career, and professionals.

    Czech Republic: Fulbright-Masaryk University Distinguished Chair in Social Studies
    This teaching or teaching/research award is open to senior scholars or professionals, and is open to any specialization offered at the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University.

    Macedonia: Rule of Law, Judiciary Reform and Civil Society
    Teach or teach/research at any appropriate institution in Macedonia. Contact information for five potential host institutions can be found in the award description.

    Poland: Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University
    Teach one general course for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a more specialized seminar for Ph.D. students. Scholars are encouraged to participate collaborative research with AMU scholars.

    Romania: Fulbright-University of Bucharest
    This award is open to a wide variety of disciplines, including Communications, Creative Writing, History (non-U.S.), and Sociology. Scholars will have access to a range of academic, cultural and social events, in addition to opportunities provided by the Fulbright Commission.

    Russia: All Disciplines
    Spend one or two semesters teaching and/or researching in any discipline. This award is open to both academics and professionals outside of academia.

    Ukraine: Public Administration, NGO Management, Health Administration or Public Health
    Teach or teach/research in various areas of specialization, including public policy, leadership, public finance, urban administration, city planning, NGO management and development, health administration and public health.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and the application deadline is August 1, 2016. Additional Eligibility Criteria, Application Guidelines and Review Criteria are available on our website, and we offer webinars throughout the application season. A complete schedule of upcoming and archived presentations can be found here. (You may also click here for a PDF version of this announcement.)

  • Debrecen Summer School hosts, "Endangered Languages in Europe and Elsewhere: An International Conference on the Past, Present and Future of Minority Languages" | Debrecen, Hungary
    August 1-3, 2016

    Language is an everday commodity for all of us. Everyone uses at least one language for daily communication, and the number of people speaking two or more languages is steadily growing. Nevertheless, there are several languages whose long-term survival is in danger because of political, demographical, cultural or other reasons. There are different kinds of options, endeavors, political recommendations and even legal steps available, but the overall situation is rather complicated. As a promoter of Hungarian, a state language in Hungary and minority language in some other countries, Debrecen Summer School has been aware of the difficulties such languages have experienced ever since its foundation in 1927. This is why [the school] is happy to invite scholarly papers that discuss the problems and challenges faced by any non-state or minority language in the world. The conference is designed to bring together, primarily but not exclusively, young scholars whose main professional aim is to investigate and research the current state and future perspectives of the so-called endangered languages in Europe or in any other part of the world.

    Please see the Conference Flyer for more details.

  • 11th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science
    August 2-4, 2016 | Imperial College London (UK)

    We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: Social and Community Studies; Civic and Political Studies; Cultural Studies; Global Studies; Environmental Studies; Organizational Studies; Educational Studies; Communication. Special Focus for 2016: "An Age and its Ends: Social Science in the Era of the Anthropocene."

    For proposal deadlines, please see the months of "January" and "May" on this page.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • The 18th Nordic Migration Conference
    August 11-12, 2016 | Oslo, Norway

    Global inequalities between countries and regions in terms of income, security, rights, and living conditions are today driving increasing numbers of people into crossing international borders in search of personal safety, economic opportunities and better future prospects. At the same time, social inequality is sharply on the rise within societies across the globe, as traditional structures of work and welfare are rearranged and/or dismantled. In an increasingly globalized world, boundaries of class, nationality, ethnicity, gender and legal statuses are intersecting in new ways, giving rise to changing and new dimensions of inequality within and between both migrant sending and migrant receiving societies.

    In this conference we wish to explore the diverse links between international migration and social inequality, in a Nordic, European and global context. We invite scholars from across disciplinary boundaries to engage in a discussion of how these changes can be conceptualized and studied, from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives. Contributions are welcomed that reflect on how economic, political, cultural and social factors in origin and destination countries affect migration and shape diverse societies. We welcome papers which discuss how issues such as global inequalities, states policies, legal frameworks, media discourses and cultural boundaries shape the dynamics of migration and migrants’ everyday experiences.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • 15th Conference of the International Network of Philosophers of Education
    August 17-20, 2016 | Warsaw, Poland

    The International Network of Philosophers of Education is to be held from August 17-20, 2016, in Warsaw, Poland. The main theme of the conference is “Philosophy as Translation and the Understanding of Other Cultures”, and philosophical papers reflecting on education in relation to the following sub-themes are welcome: border crossing, immigrancy and home; global economies and global justice; translation, untranslatability and the (mis)understanding of other cultures; the internationalization of higher education; policy borrowing and transfer; cosmopolitanism, patriotism and global citizenship; crossing philosophical divides; changing identities, personal and cultural.

    For proposal deadlines, please see the month of "February" on this page.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • The Teaching Russian Conference
    August 24-25, 2016 | University of Victoria (Canada)

    Please join us August 25-26, 2016 for the 5th biennial Teaching Russian conference on the beautiful, leafy campus of the University of Victoria (Canada).

    Notification of the Program Committee’s decisions will be sent out by June 10, 2016. The Program Committee of the Teaching Russian Conference invites paper proposals on all topics relating to sustaining healthy Russian programs, innovative curriculum development and language technologies, creating field schools and travel abroad programs, teaching Russian at the secondary level, community outreach, and more. Please see the more detailed Call for Papers on our website: http://web.uvic.ca/~russconf. (CV, Individual paper proposal and Roundtable proposal forms are available on the website.)

    For all questions, please contact Megan Swift (maswift@uvic.ca -or- 250.721.7504).

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September 2016

  • Call for Submissions: Association for Women in Slavic Studies 2016 Graduate Essay Prize
    Deadline: September 1, 2016

    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. (Professor Karen Petrone [Chair], petrone@uky.edu | Professor Adrienne Harris, Adrienne_Harris@baylor.edu | Professor Amy Randall, arandall@scu.edu)

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Application deadline: Fulbright Competition
    Campus deadline: September 7, 2016

    Indiana University campus deadline for the Fulbright Competition.

    Undergraduate students at Indiana University seeking guidance in applying for a Fulbright can contact Paul Fogleman of Competitive Awards and Research (IUCARE):
  • Graduate students can contact the staff at the Grad Grads Center:

    The campus deadline for the 2016/2017 Fulbright application is September 7, 2015. Campus reviews will take place ahead of the October 14, 2015 national deadline.

    http://www.iu.edu/~iucare/Award%20Pages/Fulbright%20Scholarship.html


  • Deadline for Abstracts and Registration: The 8th International Media Readings in Moscow, "Expanding Media Frontiers in the XXI Century: The Impact of Digitalization upon Media Environment"
    Deadline: September 10, 2016

    Today media systems of different countries tend to acquire similar features due to a variety of reasons, including the processes of globalization and the change in national media cultures, encompassing professional values and traditions, level and type of commercialization, government regulations, organizational dynamics, technologies, audiences, etc.

    Although many countries in the world still retain their national specifics determined by their unique social, cultural and political landscapes, we cannot but notice that this specifics is oftentimes replaced by the tendencies of the global character, which have significant influence on media systems of these countries. These tendencies include but are by no means limited to the active use of new digital technologies and social media by journalists; an attempt of media outlets to reach out to a broader audience instead of focusing on particular political or social groupings; the spread of user generated content and the subsequent re-consideration of professional journalists’ mission; a shift to common business models and common media platforms, which is particularly acute for traditional print media creating online versions today, and much more.

    The conference aims to discuss current transformations of media systems across the world, identify factors, which may lead to these transformations, outline possible outcomes of this ‘homogenization’ trend for national cultures and identities, and to discuss best ways to classify media systems in the current context, relying on fundamental works of Siebert, Peterson & Schramm (1956), McQuail (2000), Hallin & Mancini (2004) and other scholars.

    Please see the announcement for complete details.

  • 18th International Conference on German and European Studies
    September 19-20, 2016 | Chicago, Illinois

    The ICGES 2016: 18th International Conference on German and European Studies aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of German and European Studies. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of German and European Studies.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Faculty Domestic Conference Travel Grants (REEI/Mellon Endowment)
    Deadline: September 20, 2016

    Applications for funding of faculty travel to conferences in North America will be evaluated and awards made twice a year. Grants will not exceed $400, and faculty are encouraged to combine REEI funds with other IU sources. Only regular Russian & East European Institute affiliated faculty are eligible for support. Please contact REEI for information on becoming a faculty affiliate.

    Please see the REEI Faculty Funding website or email Mark Trotter for more details.

  • Conference: Central Europe and Colonialism: Migrations, Knowledges, Perspectives, Commodities
    September 21-23, 2016 | Wrocław, Poland

    Central Europe has not yet been an object of keener interest in (post)colonial studies. However, not only did large numbers of Central Europeans migrate to the (former) colonial world, but Central Europeans also provided personnel to occupy, administer and police colonial empires,and reflected on colonial experiences at the levels of high and popular culture. Even if largely excluded from colonial politics at an international level, Central Europeans played an important role in generating new discourses based on data gathered in the colonial contact zone. Publications on exotic worlds circulated widely in Central Europe and inspired new conceptions of world history, world literature, and cosmopolitanism, in conjunction with new concepts of human nature (esp. a division of humanity in races) and ecology, with wide ranging consequences for world history.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: “Vladimir Nabokov and the Fictions of Memory”
    September 22-23, 2016 | University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Warsaw, Poland)

    The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland would like to invite proposals for presentations at an international conference devoted to the problem of memory in the works of Vladimir Nabokov. The conference will take place on 22-23 September 2016 in Warsaw. Almost 40 years after Nabokov’s death his texts continue to function as literary Fabergé eggs in which scholars keep finding hidden surprises and previously overlooked details. As Nabokov wrote in Conclusive Evidence, “the unravelling of a riddle is the purest and most basic act of the human mind.” However, readers and critics are divided on the issue of whether Nabokov is a postmodern riddle-maker enjoying the game itself without enabling the player to reach the ultimate solution, or whether the riddles are solvable by a reader astute enough to follow all the sophisticated patterns and allusions which point to Nabokov’s metaphysical convictions. One of the greatest riddles of Nabokov’s art is memory. From his very first poems and his first novel Mary to the unfinished manuscript of The Original of Laura, Nabokov’s writings abound in characters haunted by their past. This preoccupation is not simply a feature of loss and nostalgia characteristic of emigrant experience in general, but an attempt to examine the mechanisms which control the functions of human consciousness. While Nabokov explores his own remembrances, transferring his experiences to the characters of his fictions, it is never entirely clear how much of what is being recalled is in fact a construct of the imagination. Memory becomes an obsession for many of Nabokov’s heroes, who may often be described as mnemonic deviants, their crimes resulting from a falsified perception of reality which they constantly filter through the lenses of the past. Conversely, there are characters ennobled by their devotion to every fleeting detail of their existence, whether past or present. What is the function of memory in Nabokov’s texts? Is Nabokov really interested in objectively recalling the past or would it be more apt to say that he artfully constructs remembrance in order to deal with trauma, loss and disappointment? To what extent is the past reshaped through literary models and intertextual props? Does the past control us, as in Freud’s theories, detested and summarily dismissed by Nabokov, or is it possible to control the workings of memory and manipulate it in literary discourse?

    The languages of the conference are English and Russian.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: 11th Slavic Linguistics Society Annual Meeting
    September 23-25, 2016 | University of Toronto (Canada)

    The Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS) is a professional organization devoted to the systematic and scholarly study of the Slavic languages. The organization brings together academics from Europe and North America (and elsewhere) through an annual conference that alternates between North American and European institutions, a mailing list, and other activities. It seeks to promote dialogue across different sub-disciplines of linguistics and theoretical frameworks.

    Membership in the Slavic Linguistics Society is open to anyone, regardless of academic rank or employment. We particularly encourage graduate students to join (there is a reduced student membership fee!), and to become involved with the activities of the organization.

    Please see the SLS website or the conference website for more details.

  • 1st International Conference on “Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders”
    September 23-25, 2016 | Athens, Greece

    The Conference seeks to examine issues in the ongoing construction of European identity, including notions of diversity and (physical and symbolic) borders. It will focus on critical investigations that draw on discourse theory or bottom-up textual analysis to investigate these topics from the following perspectives:

    • historical, to explore the determinants which have been used to support a collective European identity;
    • geopolitical, to understand the importance of space and its role in the European edifice;
    • ideological/discursive, to investigate, synchronically and diachronically, key concepts that have informed EU practices of inclusion and exclusion.

    Methodologically, the Conference will highlight discourse as a major practice that both shapes and reflects European identity.

    The Conference welcomes contributions that investigate the role that key European Union texts have played in forging, maintaining or challenging European identities. The conference will thus highlight identity not as a static concept but as a construct that is continually negotiated and re-written in multiple discourses.

    In addition to attracting contributions from discourse analysts and linguists, the Conference hopes to bring together leading scholars and researchers from a broad range of other fields, including history, European studies, cultural theory, media studies, sociology, political science, economics, and ethnology.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: "Public Religion, Ambient Faith: Religious Institutions and Socio-Political Change in the Black Sea Region"
    September 29 - October 1, 2016 | Kyiv, Ukraine

    This workshop (29 September – 1 October 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine) is the third in a series of ongoing workshops on the anthropological study of religion in the Black Sea region. It aims to develop dialogue between established scholars and young researchers on the myriad ways in which religious institutions, communities and spiritual practices influence socio-political change in the region using ethnographic methods. The workshop will feature a keynote address by Matthew Engelke, London School of Economics, a working session on qualitative methodologies, along with paper presentations and discussions. We encourage scholars to move beyond narrow nation-state or confessional frames and to consider more incisively how interconnections, encounters and divides shape religious practices and socio-political change more broadly.

    The conference will explore such issues as:

    • modes of secularity and religious (inter)subjectivities
    • debates over secularism, human rights and identity
    • the relevance of concepts such as political Orthodoxy, civil religion, political theology and public religion for the study of religion in this region
    • the relationship between the sensorial, bodily knowledge, and the public sphere
    • ethnographies of doubt, indifference, vernacular religion, and the ‘spiritual but not religious’ phenomenon
    • religion, faith and the making of public space

    The workshop is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation in cooperation with the research program Contact Zones. All travel and lodging costs of participants will be covered. Papers will be presented in thematic sessions and a publication of select papers is planned.

    Organizing Committee: Olena Bodgan, Kyiv Mohyla Academy; Liudmyla Fylypovych, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences; Alexander Panchenko, European University at St. Petersburg; Marat Shterin, King’s College London; Catherine Wanner, The Pennsylvania State University.

    You may also view the announcement here.

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OCTOBER 2016

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Deadline: October 1, 2016

    Small grants are available to help graduate students who require modest support (up to $700/year) for research-related travel (domestic or international), travel for participation in a structured internship program, or travel for advanced language study in the Russian East European region. Grants may also be used for expenses related to publication of completed research. Students applying under this program may also be eligible for support under Office of International Programs, International Enhancement Grants. Please discuss your plans with the REEI staff before submitting an application.

    Please see the REEI Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Conference Travel Grants
    Deadline: October 1, 2016

    REEI provides grants to help graduate students who specialize in the Russian East European region present their research at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement is limited to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), one night lodging, and conference registration fee. Students may also be eligible for conference travel support from the College of Arts and Sciences. Please check with your home department graduate advisor to see if you can be nominated. REEI domestic conference travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $600.

    Please see the REEI Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Faculty Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Deadline: October 1, 2016

    The Russian and East European Institute administers the Mellon Faculty Grants-in-Aid of Research Program funded by the REEI Mellon Endowment. Under this program, all regular Institute faculty are eligible to apply for research grants of up to $700 per year. Priority will be given to the support of innovative proposals that show clear promise of developing into research projects of major significance and ultimately attracting substantial outside funding.

    Please see the REEI Faculty Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Faculty International Conference Travel Grants
    Deadline: October 1, 2016

    REEI has set aside special Mellon Endowment funds (up to $850 per faculty member) to assist a limited number of faculty members in traveling to conferences abroad during each academic year. Applicants should be presenting a paper or otherwise participating in the program as a chair or discussant on a panel or roundtable.

    Please see the REEI Faculty Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: CEUS Travel Award
    Deadline: October 1, 2016

    One of the important legacies Professor Denis Sinor left to CEUS was the tradition of supporting graduate student travel for academic conferences. The Central Eurasian Studies Department makes available to CEUS students who have been confirmed as conference presenters awards, on a competative basis, up to $350 Awards are based on merit, demonstrated need, and availability of funds. Students applying for conference funding should submit to ACES (aces@indiana.edu) the CEUS Travel Award Application and supporting documents no later than October 1 for travel between July-March of the following year and April 1 deadline for travel between January-August of the the same year. If you have not received confirmation from the conference organizers contingency awards may be made although funds cannot be distributed until confirmation is received. Requests for travel stipends will be evaluated by an ACES Committee.

    Please see the CEUS Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: Title VIII Fellowships for Spring and Summer 2017
    Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

    American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that Title VIII fellowships are available for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct policy-relevant research during the spring and summer of 2017 in the following locations: Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, and Ukraine. Competition is currently open in two Title VIII fellowship categories:

    The American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three to eight consecutive months. Typical awards provide roundtrip international airfare from the recipient's home city, a monthly living and housing stipend, a single-entry visa, academic affiliation, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field.

    The American Councils Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program serves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research, require supplemental language instruction. Typical awards provide roundtrip international airfare from the recipient's home city, a monthly living and housing stipend, a single-entry visa, academic affiliation, approximately ten academic hours per week of language instruction, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

    Only U.S. citizens are eligible for these awards.

    About the Title VIII Program
    Funding for these programs is available through American Councils from 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). All competitions for funding are open and merit based. All applications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, or disability.

    Applying
    The application deadline for Title VIII fellowships is October 1, 2016. Please note that programs must begin between January 15, 2017 and June 15, 2017; and must be completed by September 15, 2017. Please find application guidelines at: http://researchfellowships.americancouncils.org/

    Contact
    For more information regarding applications, previously funded projects, and eligibility, please visit our website http://researchfellowships.americancouncils.org/ or email us at outbound@americancouncils.org. (You may also view a PDF version of this announcement here.)

  • Conference: VIII International Virtual Forum – “Humanitarian Aspects in Geo-cultural Space”
    October 1-6, 2016 | Online and Onsite at Istanbul University (Turkey)

    The International Coordinating Council (Armenia, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, Slovak Republic, USA, South Korea, Japan) is continuing its project "Creating Virtual Educational and Scientific Space for a GlobalCommunity" and invites scholars and graduate students to participate in the VIII International Virtual Forum: Istanbul 2016: "Humanitarian Aspects in Geo-Cultural Space" which will be held 1-6 October, 2016 at the University of Istanbul, Turkey. Participation may be virtual with some limited on-site availability.

    Please contact tom.beyer@middlebury.edu or s.minasyanpmesi@gmail.com, or view the full anouncement for complete details.

  • Funding: University Graduate School Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research
    Deadline: October 2, 2016

    These awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the dissertation. Expenses that are not supported include typing and duplicating of dissertations, tuition, normal living expenses, routine laboratory supplies, and computers.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Application Deadline: Fulbright-Schuman/EU Program
    Deadline: October 13, 2016

    Grants are awarded to U.S. students and young professionals to study or conduct research at universities or institutions in EU Member States on EU policies, EU institutions, and the U.S.-EU agenda. Project proposals should focus on observing comparative perspectives on issues of common concern (either U.S.-EU or with reference to EU policy). Proposals may address topics such as internal and external security, peace-keeping, the EU and NATO, justice and home affairs, finance, trade, human rights, agricultural and environmental policies, energy, asylum, human trafficking, development, and EU enlargement. This list of topics is indicative, not exhaustive. Areas of study must relate to EU competencies and not merely Europe or countries of Europe. Proposals that focus on only one or two European countries and do not demonstrate a “European added value” will not be considered.

    See the Fulbright-Schuman/EU Program website for more details.


  • Funding: Bulgarian Fulbright Student Grant
    Deadline: October 13, 2016, 5:00pm

    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.

    More information can be found on the website.

  • Application deadline: Fulbright Competition
    National Deadline: October 13, 2016, 5:00pm

  • National deadline for the Fulbright Competition.

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

    During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

    Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

    Please see the Fulbright website for more details.


  • IU Global Village Living-Learning Center Fall 2016 Course Proposals
    Deadline: October 15, 2016, 5:00pm

    Indiana University’s Global Village Living-Learning Center is seeking masters and advanced graduate students to submit proposals for courses to be taught FALL 2016. Proposed courses must consider contemporary global topics or issues using a multidisciplinary approach. Special consideration will be given to proposals for courses with topics that feature the Themester 2016 focus on “Beauty.” All seminars earn students 3 credits toward graduation, carry distribution credit (CASE A&H or CASE S&H), are limited to a maximum of 20 students, and are open to all IU undergraduates. Classes meet in the classrooms of the Global Village in Foster-Martin, which are equipped with a computer, laptop connection, DVD and VHS video, video projector, a standard overhead projector, multiple chalkboards, and wireless access. The Global Village offers full administrative support as well. Instructors receive a stipend of $9,530 fee remission, health insurance, a parking pass, and meal points for dining with students. Applicants must be Masters or advanced graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences who do not hold another AI, GA, or teaching/staff appointment for the Fall 2016 semester. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact the assistant director. International students must confirm their work eligibility with the Office of International Services before applying for the position. Instructors pursuing degrees in units outside of the College of Arts & Sciences may not be eligible for fee remissions.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Call for Course Proposals, Collins Living-Learning Center
    Deadline: October 15, 2016

    Teach an IU-accredited course at Collins:

    Is there a course you've always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity? Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn't quite fit into your department's curriculum? The Collins Living-Learning Center invites faculty members and advanced graduate students with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year. Freshmen and sophomores are required to register for one Collins seminar per year. Proposals at the 200 level are sought particularly, but not exclusively.

    Please see the website for more details.
  • Funding: EURO Graduate Student Professional Development Grant
    Deadline: October 15, 2016

    To help graduate students who require support for research travel or travel for participation in a structured academic internship program or formal language training programs. The research, internship or language program must focus on topics related to contemporary European studies or a modern European language. Research funds may be used to conduct preliminary thesis or dissertation feasibility studies or to compile evidence for their Master's thesis or dissertation. EURO research travel grants will normally not exceed $500 and international grants will normally not exceed $1000. However, additional funds may be available for short-term stays dedicated to data collection, interviews, and pre-dissertation fieldwork. While priority is given to students pursuing an MA or doctoral minor in European Studies, all IU graduate students are welcome to apply.

    Please see the EURO Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: EURO Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant
    Deadline: October 15, 2016

    To help graduate students present their research on contemporary European topics at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement may be applied to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), lodging, and conference registration fee. Conference travel awards will normally not exceed $350 for U.S. conferences and $500 for international conferences. A formal paper is required, and students should submit the paper and letter of acceptance with their application. No retroactive awards will be made. While priority is given to students pursuing an MA or doctoral minor in European Studies, all IU graduate students are welcome to apply.

    Please see the EURO Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: EURO/Mellon Travel Awards for Faculty
    Deadline: October 15, 2016

    Under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, EURO has funding available to support participation in international and domestic conferences for IU Bloomington faculty presenting papers related to European Studies. Awards will not normally exceed $500 but may range from $100 to $1000. Formal papers are strongly prioritized over participation in roundtable discussions or lecture notes. Faculty who receive funding will be expected to present their research at a EURO–sponsored event following the trip. Faculty members can use the topic from their conference paper or talk about their current and future research. EURO will make room reservations and publicize the talk.

    Please see the EURO Faculty Funding website for more details.

  • Funding (Ukrainian citizens): Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships
    October 15, 2016

    Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to scholars from Russia and Ukraine to conduct research for six months in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Preference is given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the world of scholarship and the world of public affairs. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a particular need to be in Washington, D.C. The Wilson Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are: 1) governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation; 2) the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership; and 3) key long-term future challenges confronting the U.S. and the world. Research in these areas is particularly encouraged. Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to researchers and lecturers from academic and higher educational institutions and research centers who are actively involved in academic and research work. Eligible candidates include scholars and researchers who have at least two years postdoctoral (post-Kandidat) academic and research experience.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: COAS Graduate Student Travel Award
    Deadline: October 16, 2016 (REEI internal deadline)

    College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are intended to assist students traveling to and presenting at major national and international conferences. The College will host two travel award competitions for the 2015-2016 academic school year. One will be held in the fall term and one will be held in the spring term. Each department will set its own internal deadlines for review of its students’ applications.

    Please see the website for more details, or email reei@indiana.edu.

  • Conference: "Crime and Punishment at 150"
    October 20-22, 2016 | University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
  • The publication of Crime and Punishment in 1866 was a watershed moment in the history of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Dostoevsky’s novel perennially hovers near the top of lists of “Best Books of All Time.” Harold Bloom summed up the work’s enduring mastery and appeal, observing that, “Crime and Punishment remains the best of all murder stories, a century and a third after its publication. We have to read it — though it is harrowing — because, like Shakespeare, it alters our consciousness.” In the twenty first century, media and technology advances have transformed the reading experience and the ways readers relate to texts. Most students in literature classrooms are now digital natives, many reading on e-devices, some even on smart phones. In the age of the “spoiler alert” our reading experience seems to have changed beyond all recognition, yet in some ways the possibilities of new reading communities opened up by social media allow us to replicate the kinds of institutional communities which arose around nineteenth-century Russian periodicals. Rethinking the ways in which we contextualize, teach, and interpret Dostoevsky’s novel will help make it more accessible to a new generation of readers.

    “Crime and Punishment at 150” will celebrate the novel’s sesquicentenary by bringing together teachers, scholars, students, translators, artists, and readers to discuss Dostoevsky in the digital age. The conference will include a keynote by Carol Apollonio, a screening of the new film Crime and Punishment (Apocalypse Films, 2015) with post-film discussion with its director, Andrew O’Keefe, and a video conference with a linked Crime and Punishment panel at the University of Bristol, among other events. Confirmed participants include Brian Armstrong, Elena Baraban, Alexander Burry, Deborah Martinsen, Louise McReynolds, Robin Feuer Miller, Megan Swift, and William Mills Todd, III.

    This event is co-organized by Katherine Bowers and Kate Holland, and supported by the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (UBC), Green College (UBC), and the North American Dostoevsky Society.

    Please see the Call for Proposals for more details.

  • Overseas Study Programs at Jagiellonian University (Krakow), Warsaw University, Bogazici University (Istanbul), and Free University of Berlin
    Deadline: October 23, 2016

    Indiana University offers exchange opportunities with top universities in selected countries for graduate students on any IU campus. The majority of these programs are intended to support independent research by connecting you with resources and mentors at the partner university. In some cases, you may be able to enroll in courses or gain valuable teaching experience. Because each program differs, you should review them carefully before applying. Graduate students are encouraged to check with their departments and schools about other international opportunities.

    Exchange participants receive funding to cover their expenses. IU's Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) covers the cost of airfare, and participants receive a reasonable living stipend from either OVPIA or the partner institution. For all programs, the partner institution provides housing or helps participants make housing arrangements.

    Applicants may be graduate students from any discipline, department, or campus who are making normal academic progress. Each applicant must submit a proposal for a program that would constitute an integral part of a well-conceived graduate degree program at IU. As part of the application process, interested applicants must prepare a proposal that describes their intended activities. Applicants should indicate how their proposed activities are important to their research and professional development. Research proposals should include an outline of the project and should reasonably identify local resources the candidate would employ. If possible, applicants should identify a faculty member(s) at the partner institution with whom they would like to work during their stay.

    Please see the IU Worldwide Graduate & Faculty Exchange Programs website for more details.

  • Conference: Hungary 1956 – 2016 – Reverberations of a Revolution
    October 27-28, 2016 | University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada)

    Interdisciplinary conference: Hungary 1956 – 2016 – Reverberations of a Revolution

    60 years ago a student demonstration in pursuit of liberty and democratic reforms in Hungary started a chain of events that turned into a nationwide revolt against the Soviet policies and control embodied in the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic. The uprising that caught the attention and imagination of the world has been widely considered as the first major threat to Soviet control in Central Europe. Although the revolution failed at the time, its reverberations have been felt ever since, particularly in what is now considered the democratic transition in Central Europe, and the lives of diaspora communities around the world.

    This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together scholars from any discipline in the social sciences, humanities and fine arts, who are interested in exploring the general theme of Hungary 60 years after the revolution. The organizers welcome academic papers that address social, political, cultural, historical and economic issues in contemporary Hungary, in particular those that investigate how such issues have been shaped or affected by the realities and/or the collective memory of the 1956 revolution.

    Questions to consider are many; some of the suggested topics of inquiry include:

    • education and educational reform(s)
    • women and politics, the role of women in Hungarian society
    • gender and cultural politics
    • NGOs, civil society and democratization
    • minority issues, policies and politics of diversity - national identity, identity and culture, religious identity
    • national identity and the politics of memory and commemoration
    • refugee and diaspora memories
    • citizenship and identity - architecture, space and memory, remembering through space
    • street names and their meaning in national collective memory
    • Art and remembering
    • Hungarian media today, media and society, social media and civic engagement
    • political engagement of youth
    • sports
    • crime and the criminal justice system
    • international relations and Hungary’s place in the world (perceived and actual)
    We encourage presentations from all disciplines and fields of scholarship, including History, Political Science, Literature, Economics, Pedagogy, Art History, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, etc. Selected papers will have the opportunity to be published. We welcome submissions from graduate students and early career scholars.

    Please note that travel and accommodation subsidies are available to participants of this conference. Please notify us of your intention to request a travel subsidy in your submission.

    The conference will take place at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada on October 27-28, 2016. Please note the language of the conference is English.

    You may also view the announcement here.

  • Funding: COAS Graduate Student Travel Award
    Deadline: October 30, 2016 (general deadline)

    College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are intended to assist students traveling to and presenting at major national and international conferences. The College will host two travel award competitions for the 2015-2016 academic school year. One will be held in the fall term and one will be held in the spring term. Each department will set its own internal deadlines for review of its students’ applications.

    Please see the website for more details.

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NOVEMBER 2016

  • Conference: The 8th International Media Readings in Moscow, "Expanding Media Frontiers in the XXI Century: The Impact of Digitalization upon Media Environment"
    November 17-18, 2016 | Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)

    Today media systems of different countries tend to acquire similar features due to a variety of reasons, including the processes of globalization and the change in national media cultures, encompassing professional values and traditions, level and type of commercialization, government regulations, organizational dynamics, technologies, audiences, etc.

    Although many countries in the world still retain their national specifics determined by their unique social, cultural and political landscapes, we cannot but notice that this specifics is oftentimes replaced by the tendencies of the global character, which have significant influence on media systems of these countries. These tendencies include but are by no means limited to the active use of new digital technologies and social media by journalists; an attempt of media outlets to reach out to a broader audience instead of focusing on particular political or social groupings; the spread of user generated content and the subsequent re-consideration of professional journalists’ mission; a shift to common business models and common media platforms, which is particularly acute for traditional print media creating online versions today, and much more.

    The conference aims to discuss current transformations of media systems across the world, identify factors, which may lead to these transformations, outline possible outcomes of this ‘homogenization’ trend for national cultures and identities, and to discuss best ways to classify media systems in the current context, relying on fundamental works of Siebert, Peterson & Schramm (1956), McQuail (2000), Hallin & Mancini (2004) and other scholars.

    Please see the announcement for complete details.

  • Conference: ASEEES 2016 Annual Convention
    November 17-20, 2016 | Washington, DC

    One of the core activities of the Association is the annual convention. Held in the fall, the convention takes place each year in a different city and is generally hosted by one of the Association's regional affiliates. This international forum makes possible a broad exchange of information and ideas, stimulating further work and sustaining the intellectual vitality of the field.

    2016 Convention Theme: "Global Conversations"

    Please see the Convention's website for more details.

  • Call for Papers: Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes, "Svetlana Alexievich: The Writer and Her Times"
    November 30, 2016

    Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes invites contributions to a special section to mark the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature to Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich. We invite articles from a range of disciplines that explore the author, her oeuvre, and her milieu. Among other topics, explorations of creative non-fiction in the Soviet and post-Soviet space, of the female voice, of oral history, of the intellectual and social history of Soviet and Belarusian writers, or of important themes in Alexievich’s work would be welcome. The issue aims to be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.

    Manuscripts may be in English or French. The normal peer-review process will apply. Please consult the journal’s website for our submission and style guidelines: http://www.ualberta.ca/~csp/Submissions.html.

    Authors who submit papers must become members of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS).

    Deadlines: Expression of intent to submit: 30 April 2016. Final Paper with abstract: 30 November 2016. Send submissions by e-mail to the Editor, Prof. Heather Coleman: hcoleman@ualberta.ca

    Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes, founded in 1956, is a quarterly, interdisciplinary journal of the Canadian Association of Slavists, publishing in English and French. It is devoted to problems of Central and Eastern Europe. It is a forum for scholars from a range of disciplines: language and linguistics, literature, history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, geography, philosophy, and the arts. hcoleman@ualberta.ca

    You may view also view the full announcement here.

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December 2016

  • Conference: Transnational Modern Languages
    December 2-3, 2016 | Italian Cultural Institute (London, UK)

    Transnationalizing Modern Languages is a UK-based initiative, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, that seeks to transform the way modern languages are researched and taught in higher education. The project aims to "develop a new framework for the discipline of Modern Languages as a whole, one which puts the interaction of languages and cultures at its core." Read more about the project here.

    A conference, "Transnational Modern Languages," will be held in London, UK, on 2-3 December 2016. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 30 April 2016. For further details and instructions on how to submit, please see the Call for Papers.

    NOTE that although the conference will take place in the Italian Cultural Institute, it will include researchers and teachers working in all modern languages, including Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies.

  • Conference: "The Knowledge Factor: Refugees in Central and Eastern Europe, 1912-2001"
    December 8-9, 2016 | Herder-Institut (Marburg, Germany)

    In arguments about the current refugee crisis, East European heads of state have repeatedly claimed that their countries have never been perceived as desirable destinations; therefore, they shall never be such. We would like to take the occasion of the 2016 Annual Convention of the Leibniz Graduate School at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe to investigate this claim. “The Knowledge Factor” offers an opportunity to discuss the history of refugees in, not from, Eastern Europe and the role knowledge inherent to or associated with refugees has played in the interaction with host societies. The focus lies on the twentieth century from the Balkan Wars of 1912 until its ultimate end in 2001.

    Please see the announcement for complete details.

  • Conference: 12th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-12)
    December 8-10, 2016 | Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany

    The Slavic Department of Humboldt University, Berlin is pleased to announce the 12th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-12) to be held on December 8-10, 2016.

    The biannual conference has been hosted in turn by the University of Leipzig and University of Potsdam since 1995, with the University of Göttingen joining in organizing the conference in 2011. This year, for the first time, the Humboldt University will host FDSL. At the same time, the rhythm of the biannual conference changes, so that FDSL will from now on take place in even years.

    Additionally, there will be a special pre-conference workshop on "Formal and experimental semantics and pragmatics" to be announced in a separate CFP.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Conference: “A Hundred Years of Ostranenie: an International Conference"
    December 15-17, 2016 | University of Erfurt (Germany)

    A century ago, in 1916, a young student named Viktor Shklovsky self-published his precocious essay-cum-manifesto “Art as Device”. In it, he coined a term which became crucial in literary studies, and important in the study of cinema and visual art: ostranenie. Also known as “defamiliarization”, “estrangement”, “enstrangement”, “making strange” and “foregrounding” in English, and – causing confusion with Brecht’s concept – as “Verfremdung” in German, ostranenie is about rendering the usual extraordinary and thus making the reader (or viewer) perceive it anew. Or is it? The way Shklovsky uses the term in “Art as Device” is ambiguous enough; if we also consider his later and lesser-known works as well as the scholarly legacy of ostranenie, we arrive at an array of meanings worthy of a fundamental investigation, thus our suggestion to make this subject the topic of a conference. The subfields may include, but are not restricted to: translating the terminology of ostranenie; ostranenie in world literature; forms and functions of ostranenie; ostranenie, cognition and emotion; ostranenie, Russianness and the East; ostranenie, rhetoric and irony; ostranenie, diversion and entertainment; ostranenie and deconstruction; ostranenie and Romanticism; ostranenie, war, and terror; literary sources of ostranenie discussed by Shklovsky (Sterne, Tolstoy etc.); the media of ostranenie (visual arts, film, music and mediality in general). Keynote speaker will be the noted scholar of Russian Formalism Aage A. Hansen-Löve.

    Please see the announcement for full details.

  • Deadline for Abstracts: 2017 International Conference, "Religion and Russian Revolution"
    December 31, 2016

    This conference (26-28 October 2017, Moscow) will mark the centennial of the Russian Revolution and will explore the complex interactions between revolutionary events and ideas, on the one hand, and religious visions, institutions, and experiences, on the other. The aim of the conference is to reveal the most important and up-to-date trends in the field; present new results coming from recently expanding sources; and articulate new interpretations according to changes in research paradigms, approaches and techniques. Please click here for the full announcement.

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Rolling

  • Call for Manuscripts: Volume 2 of Cross Cultural Studies: Education and Science (CCS:ES)

    We are now accepting manuscripts for inclusion in Volume 2 of the new journal Cross Cultural Studies: Education and Science (CCS:ES) providing an intellectual platform for Slavic scholars from different countries. The journal supports interdisciplinary studies in the humanities and social sciences. The journal is intended for specialists, advanced degree students, teachers and scholars of different countries. The journal will publish in English and Russian specific as well as general overview articles, reviews of books, textbooks, and other pedagogical materials. The journal will appear quarterly. The electronic version of the journal is followed by the print version, available fifteen days later. The cost of the publication is $100 US. Correspondence and submissions can be sent to beyer@middlebury.edu, infoccs.edu@gmail.com.

    You may also view the announcement here.

  • Peer Reviewers Needed for the Winter issue of Slovo

    As part of the editorial process for the forthcoming Winter issue of Slovo – an interdisciplinary academic journal published at the Slavonic Department of UCL – we are looking for peer reviewers for some short articles. It would involve reading the article and briefly summarizing your thoughts on whether it makes a good contribution to CEE scholarship. For the current issue, the themes are:

    • Early Soviet culture (specifically, filmography on Alexander Medvedkin);
    • The politics surrounding the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia;
    • Political institutions in Russia (specially, regional-centre relations in the Yeltsin era);
    • Concepts of the nation in Central Europe (specifically, in Serbian literature through David Albahari)
    In order to peer review these articles, you do not need to have expertise in the specific topic – only a knowledge of the broader areas in which they are based. Becoming involved with this issue would be an excellent way of alerting to future employers of your academic credentials. Please email slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk for further information, and indicating which of the fields you would be interested in reviewing.

    Please see the Slovo website for more details.

  • Open Call for Papers and Reviews: Symposia: The Journal of Religion

    The editorial team of Symposia: The Journal of Religion announces that we have moved to an open call for papers. We will accept paper submission on a rolling basis, and will publish issues bi-annually. Please submit your papers when they are ready! Symposia is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal for the academic study of religion. Its primary focus is on the phenomenon called “religion,” as explored through multiple approaches including those of anthropology, philosophy, sociology, and history. Symposia encourages authors to question and critique the limits and boundaries of disciplinary knowledge, by critiquing categories central to the approaches of each in order to yield new reflections and fresh perspectives on religious phenomena and the study of religion in general. The theme for Volume 8 is “Rites of Passage.” Religions traffic in the business of moving peoples from one stage of life to the next. Whether in terms of coming-of-age ceremonies, or the transition from life to death, religious rituals and their concomitant philosophical reflections are capable of compartmentalizing an entire life into distinct stages. However, certain rituals that inaugurate people into new forms of life are not available to all others, indiscriminately. As for example in the case of shamanic initiations, initiates display some characteristics that, from the perspective of religious leaders, single them out for this activity. Nor are the temporal limits of the ritual initiation always clear, as in some narratival constructions with clear beginnings, middles, and endings. We invite, in addition to the general and open call for papers, papers that address issues surrounding liminality, transition, rites of passage, and initiation. Articles with a maximum of 25 pages will be considered in both French and English. Submissions are made online. Book reviews should be a maximum of 1000 words of any academic publication relevant to the study of religion and released within the last two years in order to be published. We particularly welcome books that deal with issues related to the theme for this issue, “Rites of Passage.” If you are interested in doing a book review, please email Ian Brown at ianphillip.brown@mail.utoronto.ca with the name of the author, book and publisher.

    Please see the Slovo website for more details.

  • American Friends of Russian Folklore Expeditions to Rural Russia
    Summer 2016

    Places are now available on folklore-collecting expeditions to four regions of rural Russia in Bryansk province, Smolensk province, Irkutsk province and the Kamchatka peninsula. The expeditions are led by Dr. Yelena Minyonok of the Gorky Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. The focus will be on documenting traditional songs, music, and seasonal rituals, along with immigrant narratives and narratives of the supernatural. These expeditions provide unusual access to rural Russia and Russian folklore. Established scholars and beginning students are equally welcome. Expedition languages are Russian and English. Participants pay their own way plus a share of the expedition expenses. The expeditions are sponsored by American Friends of Russian Folklore, a 501(c)3 nonprofit registered in the state of California.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Graduate Students
    Indiana University Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

    Applications should be submitted to Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Assistant Director, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105; clipsonw@indiana.edu; FAX (812) 855-4314.
    You may visit the Jewish Studies Graduate Funding Opportunities website for more details.
    Priority will be given to Jewish Studies doctoral minors.

  • Funding: Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Undergraduate Students
    Indiana University Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

    For Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, and Hebrew Minor Students up to $500

    No later than one month before the funds are needed and preferably earlier, an applicant must provide: 1) a one page statement describing the conference/program and explaining how it will contribute to the applicant’s Jewish Studies education and/or Jewish Studies career objectives; 2) a reference from a Jewish Studies faculty member (can be sent separately); and 3) a budget, explaining what the funds will be used for. Please submit statement, reference, and budget to the Jewish Studies Program (Global & International Studies Building-4E, 4023, 855-0453) or email to clipsonw@indiana.edu.

    Funds are limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. You may visit the Jewish Studies Undergraduate Funding Opportunities website for more details.

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2017 Opportunities

  • Proposal Deadline: Russia's Great War & Revolution, 1914-1922, "“Science, Technology, the Environment, Engineering, and Medicine”
    Deadline: February 1, 2017

    "Russia's Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922" (RGWR) is a decade-long, international, multidisciplinary effort generating new scholarly research focusing on Eurasia's "continuum of crisis" at the dawn of the twentieth century. The project's core participants comprise an international group of more than forty distinguished scholars. Since 2008 RGWR editors have been recruiting and selecting essays from scholars, academics, and exceptional graduate students from around the globe for publication and dissemination in a series of edited volumes being produced by Slavica Publishers.

    To date, the two volumes addressing "Culture" and "The Empire and Nationalism at War” and the first book of the third volume “Home Front” have been published. Three additional “Home Front” books will appear by mid-2106.

    RGWR Project Team members are interested in producing a stand-alone volume on "Science, Technology, the Environment, Engineering, and Medicine" (STEEM) and seek to identify individuals willing to contribute an original essay to the collection. Essays may involve any aspect of the history/culture of STEEM (broadly construed) across Russia and Eurasia between c. 1914-1922.

    Younger scholars, including recent ABDs, are particularly encouraged to participate. Non-native English-speaking colleagues are welcome to submit their essays in their native language. Deadline for the delivery of initial essay drafts is: 1 February 2017. Following the process of peer-review, revision, and editing the final volume is expected to appear by November 2018.

    Please see the RGWR website for more project details. Those interested in participating the project should contact Dr. Scott W. Palmer at: sw-palmer@wiu.edu.

  • 2017 AATSEEL Annual Conference
    February 2-5, 2017 | San Francisco, California

    Beginning in 2017, the AATSEEL conference will no longer meet concurrently with the annual convention of the Modern Language Association and will be held February 2nd through February 5th, 2017 at the Parc 55 hotel in downtown San Francisco, California. In addition to scholarly panels, participants will have the chance to attend advanced seminars, roundtables, workshops and other special events. New for 2017 are the addition of panel streams to the conference program. See the separate call for papers or website (http://www.aatseel.org/program/stream-topics-2017/) for more details.

    The AATSEEL conference is a forum for exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2017 Conference. The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy and second language acquisition, in addition to literature, cinema, and culture.

    Please submit your proposals by April 15, 2016 for early consideration (the final submission deadline is July 1, 2016). For more information, visit the AATSEEL website: http://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main. All proposals must be made through the online submission process - no emailed proposals will be accepted.

  • International Conference on Russian and Soviet History, "The Centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution(s): its Significance in World History"
    May 15-16, 2017 | Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary)

    In May 2017 the Centre for Russian Studies in Budapest is announcing its 11th biennale international academic conference. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for a dialogue between senior and young researchers from different countries and cultures to discuss newly emerging academic questions of and approaches to the 1917 Russian Revolution(s).

    The history of the Russian Revolution(s) has become a topic of memory politics in postsocialist Eastern Europe. Its rejection, the falsification of its history has become integrated in the legitimating ideologies, mainstream political discourse of the emergent new regimes. In this discourse the former “great October Revolution” appears as a “small October coup d’etat” and the red terror has become mainstreamed in the new history writing and teaching. Has the Russian Revolution indeed failed? If yes, then in what sense? The Revolution(s) as a historical process, as a whole has been marginalized and de-constructed, the partial takes precedence over the whole. Revolutionary violence and terror is detached from the original historical context and it is used to demonize the Revolution, Bolshevism and the Soviet power. Totalitarianism as a method and interpretation is celebrating a new Renaissance after it has been effectively de-constructed by the revisionist school in the 1980s. What can critical thinkers do to re-conquer the history and memory of the Revolution?

    The Centre for Russian Studies at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, seeks proposals from academic fellows, postdoctoral researchers, PhD candidates.

    Please see the complete announcement for more details. For the application, click here.

  • Call for Papers: Animals in Eastern Europe and Russia
    June 10, 2017

    In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the various ways that animals have shaped human identities and experiences. Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes invites contributions to a special issue that focuses on human-animal interactions, broadly conceived, in Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, Russia, the Soviet Union, the former Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet republics. We invite articles from a range of disciplines that explore the place of animals in the history, culture, and socio-political life of the region during any time period.

    Possible subjects include (but are not limited to): animals in war; animal welfare movements; hunting; zoos; pets and pet-keeping; animal celebrities; animal biographies; wildlife and wildlife management; animals and the environment; animals and food production; religion and animals; circus animals; taxidermy; the use of animals in scientific research; animals and disease; animals and animal symbolism in literature and art; animals and the law (including European Union legislation); working animals; and animals under Communism. The issue aims to be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.

    Please see the complete announcement for more details.

  • 2017 International Conference, "Religion and Russian Revolution"
    October 26-28, 2017 | Moscow, Russia

    This conference will mark the centennial of the Russian Revolution and will explore the complex interactions between revolutionary events and ideas, on the one hand, and religious visions, institutions, and experiences, on the other. The aim of the conference is to reveal the most important and up-to-date trends in the field; present new results coming from recently expanding sources; and articulate new interpretations according to changes in research paradigms, approaches and techniques. Please click here for the full announcement.

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