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    February 2018

  • Hagley Museum & Library, Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society
  • February 1, 2018

    Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at the Hagley Library The NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society supports residencies in Hagley’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society by scholars who have received their doctoral degrees by the application deadline. In accordance with NEH requirements, these postdoctoral fellowships are restricted to United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least three years. These fellowships are made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Hagley is the pre-eminent research library in the United States on business and its impact on the world. It holds more than seven miles of manuscript materials, more than 300,000 published sources, and visual items in excess of 3 million. Publications drawn from our collections provide foundational knowledge for the rise and influence of big business on politics and society as well as the cultural history of modern consumer society. Documentation of the extensive international operations of firms have provided entry for scholars exploring business and business influences in all areas of the world. While historical research is the principal purpose for most scholars, its active research grant program has funded projects from many fields in the social sciences and humanities.

    Two postdoctoral fellowships are available, one of four months and one for eight months. The eight-month fellowship must be taken during the September through May academic year. The fellowships provide a monthly stipend of $4,200, amounting to $33,600 for the eight-month fellowship and $16,800 for the four-month fellowship. Fellows receive complimentary lodging in the scholar’s housing on Hagley’s property for the duration of their residency, as well as office space and the full privileges of visiting scholars, including special access to Hagley’s research collections. They are expected to be in regular and continuous residence and to participate in the Center’s scholarly programs. They must devote full time to their study and may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activities during their residency. Fellows may hold other major fellowships or grants during fellowship tenure, in addition to sabbaticals and supplemental grants from their own institutions, but only those that do not interfere with their residency at Hagley. Other NEH-funded grants may be held serially, but not concurrently.

    Applications are due December 1 and should be sent as a .pdf file and include, in the following order:

    1.A current c.v.
    2.A 3,000-word explanation of the project and its contributions to pertinent scholarship
    3.A statement of no more than 500 words explaining how residency at Hagley would advance the project, particularly the relevance of our research collections.
    4.A statement indicating a preference for the four or eight month fellowship.

    Applicants also should arrange for two letters of recommendation to arrive separately by the application deadline. These should sent directly to Hagley.

    All applications materials, including recommendations letters, should be sent to Carol Lockman, clockman@Hagley.org and must be received by that date for the application to be considered by the selection committee. The committee will make decisions by February 1, with residency beginning as early as July 1. Questions regarding this fellowship may be sent to Carol Lockman as well.

  • University of Connecticut - Storrs, Humanities Institute Humanities Fellowship
  • February 1, 2018

    The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute invites applications for residential fellowships.
    Fellowships offer a stipend, support staff, and all the benefits of a Research I university. As important, we offer community, space, and time for scholars to write, argue, engage, and create. Year-long fellowships open to humanities professors, independent scholars, writers, museum and library professionals. Take advantage of the research facilities, archives and special collections, and museum with ideal proximity to Hartford, Boston, and New York City.
    For complete information, application, and guidelines, visit: www.humanities.uconn.edu


  • 2018 Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants, University of Pittsburgh
  • February 1, 2018

    The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies 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 in June – July 2018. 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. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects.

    Guidelines: 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.

    Applicants may request a total of $2,000 to $4,000 for housing, food and other living expenses; round-trip travel to Pittsburgh, if applicable; and research-related costs such as materials or software purchases, statistical or technology consulting services, etc. (please note that hardware purchases are not eligible for LTLR funding). All expenses should be justified in a brief budget narrative. Applicants are encouraged to seek supplemental funding from their home institutions.

    LTLR grant recipients will be expected to submit a report of their research results to REES by no later than October 2018; to acknowledge REES and the SLI as sponsors in any publications based on their funded projects; and to make their research products (including raw data, if possible) available for dissemination to other language instructors and scholars on a University of Pittsburgh website.

    Eligibility: Applicants must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in an academic field related to foreign language education or be enrolled in a relevant graduate degree program. As REES and the SLI are unable to provide mentors to supervise research projects, applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct self-directed research by presenting evidence of academic publications or other documentation of their capacity for independent work.

    How to Apply: Applications will be processed via the Submittable online system at https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48081. Upon first accessing the application form, applicants will be directed to a welcome screen at Submittable.com and invited to create a new user account. All other required documentation may then be uploaded through this account.

    Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018 to receive priority consideration. Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documentation is submitted by the deadline. A selection committee at the University of Pittsburgh will review all eligible applications. Award notifications will be made by March 15, 2018. For questions about the LTLR program, please contact REES Assistant Director Gina Peirce at gbpeirce@pitt.edu.

  • University of Texas - Austin, Clements Center for National Security Predoctoral Fellowship
  • February 1, 2018

    The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications from current PhD candidates for its Predoctoral Fellowship Program.

    Consistent with the Clements Center’s mission areas of history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply. However, strong preference will be given to applicants pursuing a doctorate in history or whose research has a strong historical component (ancient or modern). This fellowship is designed to help expedite dissertation completion, so applicants should be in the dissertation writing phase and within one year (or in exceptional cases two years) of anticipated dissertation submission. Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership. Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. Each appointment is for one year.

  • American Philosophical Society Library Research Fellowships
  • February 2, 2018

    The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia invites applications for long and short-term research fellowships for scholars working in all fields, and especially those working on projects pertaining to the history of science, technology, and medicine; early American history; and Native American and Indigenous studies.

    The Library houses over 11 million manuscript items, 350,000 volumes of printed materials, thousands of maps and prints, and more than a thousand hours of audio recordings of Native American languages. Collections continue to grow and are renowned for their depth and interdisciplinary strengths in diverse fields, including (but not necessarily limited to) Early American History and Culture to 1840
    • Atlantic History
    • Intellectual History
    • Travel, Exploration and Expeditions
    • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
    • History of Biochemistry, Physiology and Biophysics including 20th-Century Medical Research
    • History of Eugenics and Genetics
    • History of Physics, especially Quantum Physics
    • History of Natural History in the 18th and 19th Centuries
    • Anthropology, particularly Native American History, Culture and Languages
    • Caribbean and Slavery Studies. The Library does not hold materials on philosophy in the modern sense.

    Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at http://www.amphilsoc.org/library

    Applications are now open for the following positions. Applicants whose research subjects overlap any other APS Library fellowship programs may also submit applications to other pertinent programs, though only one fellowship can be awarded to an individual.

    The deadline for all applications is February 2, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified in April.

    Predoctoral Fellowships

    These 12-month fellowships are intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation.

    Friends of the American Philosophical Society Fellowship in Early American History (to 1840)

    •Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000 to support twelve months of work on topics pertaining to early American history (to 1840).
    •The successful applicant will receive an appointment as a Research Associate at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, which will provide library and computer privileges at the University of Pennsylvania to those who agree to participate regularly in the McNeil Center’s seminars and other programming (www.mceas.org).
    •To apply, please submit materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/45710.

    John C. Slater Fellowship in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

    •Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000 to support twelve months of work on topics in the history of science, technology, or medicine.
    •The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (www.pachs.net), which is hosted by the APS. The Consortium comprises 24 cultural, educational, and scientific organizations promoting public and academic understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine.
    •To apply, please submit materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/45706.

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral Fellowship

    •Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000 (+ benefits) to support twelve months of work on topics in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Applicants also will receive $5,000 to support travel for research and conferences.
    •The successful applicant will be based at the Library’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) (https://amphilsoc.org/cnair), which aims to promote greater collaboration between scholars, archives, and indigenous communities. •To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/45725.

    To apply for a predoctoral fellowship, applicants must submit a C.V., a dissertation proposal, a sample chapter from the dissertation not to exceed 25 double-space pages, a cover letter, and three letters of reference. Applicants applying for the Andrew W. Mellon NASI Predoctoral Fellowship are encouraged to obtain a letter of support from the indigenous community where the work is based. Additional details about the positions and instructions on how to apply can be found on Interfolio.

    Postdoctoral Fellowships

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D., professor at any level seeking sabbatical support for a research project, or an independent scholar working closely with an indigenous community on a project. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.
    •Applicants will receive a stipend of $45-$60K (dependent on benefits) to support twelve months of work on topics in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Applicants also will receive $5,000 to support travel for research and conferences.
    •The successful applicant will be based at the Library’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) (https://amphilsoc.org/cnair), which aims to promote greater collaboration between scholars, archives, and indigenous communities
    •To apply, please submit a C.V., a dissertation proposal, a sample chapter from a project or proposal not to exceed 25 double-space pages, a cover letter, and three letters of reference to https://apply.interfolio.com/45733. A letter of support from the indigenous community where the work is based is highly recommended.

    Short-term Library Fellowships

    The APS’s short-term fellowships provide 1- to 3 months of support for researchers in residence who are using Library collections. Fellowships are open to researchers working in all fields who show a demonstrated need to use the Library’s collections for their project. A stipend of $3,000 per month is awarded to all successful applicants for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Approximately 25-30 short-term fellowships are awarded each year.

    Applicants may be:

    •Holders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent
    •Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations and are working on their dissertation research
    •Degreed independent scholars (without current academic affiliation)
    •Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Candidates who live 75 or more miles from Philadelphia receive some preference.

    To apply, please submit: a C.V., a project proposal, a cover letter, and two letters of reference to https://apply.interfolio.com/45740.
    Applicants: Use Interfolio's help desk for any issues pertaining to the online application process.

    About the Library: Founded in 1743, the American Philosophical Society, located near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, the history of anthropology, as well as early American history and culture. The Library houses over 13 million manuscript leaves, 275,000 volumes and bound periodicals, thousands of prints and maps, and large audio, video, and digital holdings. Outstanding historical collections and subject areas include the papers of Benjamin Franklin (14,000 letters and documents); Jefferson’s holograph of the Declaration of Independence; the American Revolution; the papers of Thomas Paine; 18th and 19th-century natural history; western scientific expeditions and travel including the original journals of Lewis and Clark; polar exploration; the papers of Charles Willson Peale, his family and descendants; American Indian languages; anthropology including the papers of Franz Boas; the papers of Charles Darwin and his forerunners, colleagues, critics, and successors; history of genetics, eugenics, and evolution; history of biochemistry, physiology, and biophysics; 20th-century medical research; and history of physics. The Library does not hold materials on philosophy in the modern sense. More information about the Society and the APS Library can be found at www.amphilsoc.org.

  • (dis) COVERING DISCOURSES
  • February 12, 2018

    Transdisciplinary Conference in University College Cork, Ireland School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies / MA Applied Linguistics 18th / 19th May 2018

    We would like to invite researchers from various disciplines to submit abstracts to this transdisciplinary conference (dis)COVERING DISCOURSES in University College Cork.

    Mikhail M. Bakhtin argued that “verbal discourse is a social phenomenon” constituted by speakers within a concrete situation with a very specific purpose. Since then, concepts surrounding the formation, structures and functions of discourses have held a central position in academic research. Following Foucault discourses are part of a “heterogeneous ensemble” consisting of “institutions, architectural forms, regulatory decisions, laws, administrative measures, scientific statements, philosophical, moral and philanthropic propositions – in short, the said as much as the unsaid.”

    Given the symbiotic relationship we have with discourses whereby we are unremittingly surrounded by, embedded in and informed by discursive ensembles, whilst simultaneously actively shaping them, the aim of this transdisciplinary conference is to offer researchers a space to explore and challenge current discourses. We wish to think not only about current hierarchies and the power they affirm, but also about what is absent in the current discursive regimes. Since discourse is perceived as having formative, regulatory and authoritative characteristics, in this conference we aim to cover ongoing discourses and to peel back layers and thus dis-cover discourses hidden in society.

    Potential themes on Discourse that we would like to address: Architecture/Arts, Borders, Body, Class, Gender, Health, Identity, Institutions, Integration, Knowledge, Literature/Literary Critique Economy, Migration, Multilingualism, Nature/Animals, Precarity, Religion, Silence, Social Media, Space, Violence.

    The conference may be of interest to scholars from various disciplines, including: Linguistics, Literature, Cultural Studies, Social Studies, Migration Studies, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Government and Politics, Economy, Anthropology, Human-Animal Studies, Medicine, Clinical Therapies, Media Studies, Digital Humanities.

    Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) and a brief biography (max. 70 words) to discoursescfp@gmail.com by 12th February 2018.

  • CLE Summer Online Language Course Development Fellowship
  • February 19, 2018

    The Center for Language Excellence is accepting applications for its Summer Online Language Course Development Fellowship. The CLE Summer Online Language Course Development Fellowship was established two years ago and has funded the development of online courses in a number of (beginner level) foreign languages including Czech, Uzbek, Norwegian, Hungarian, Turkish (advanced), Mongolian, Modern Greek, Estonian, and Portuguese. The grant consists of a $5,000 award per selected project. All of Indiana University’s instructors of foreign languages are invited to apply.

    How to apply

    A complete application consists of the following four documents:

    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Letter of departmental support: A letter from the candidate’s course supervisor or departmental chair highlighting the reason(s) why they support the candidate and stating how the project would be relevant to the language program/department
    • Project Description – Limited to 1,500 words
    1. Proposal: A clear and detailed description of the project. It must reflect how you would apply your stated teaching philosophy in the design of this online course.
    2. Project Timeline: A template providing a chronological sequence of project management and milestone completion
    3. Experience with teaching/designing online or blended courses
    • Evidence of quality of teaching
    o Statement of teaching philosophy
    o List of previous language courses taught and enrollments
    o Numerical summary of student evaluations
    o Sample assessments of learning outcomes: At least two samples of assessment tools created by the instructor

    Deadline

    Applicants should submit materials, including the support letter, to iucle@indiana.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018.

    Selection criteria

    A Review Committee consisting of CLE staff, a CLE’s Summer Online Course Development alum, and a guest language faculty will rate applications according to the following criteria.
    • Quality of the proposal –Clarity, detail, and coherence of the proposal
    • Quality of the proposed project
    1. Feasibility –technical, financial, time scope
    2. Relevance of the project –how the project will benefit the academic department and language program
    • Pedagogical readiness of the candidate
    Other Requirements

    • Applicants must be available for a training program comprising several workshop sessions led by an expert in the field. These workshop sessions will take place the weeks of May 7-11 and May 14-17, 2018.
    • Applicants are expected to meet, either in person or via Zoom at least once a week after the training to discuss progress with the workshop leader(s).
    • Final project presentation to the IU community:
    o The estimated date for the final project presentation is June 29, 2018.

  • 2018 Transatlantic Community Development Conference
  • February 28, 2018

    “Building Stronger and More Stable Communities in Europe and North America”
    To be hosted by Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) in Berlin, Germany, at the Indiana University European Gateway Office – with cooperation from many of Indiana University’s institutional partners in Europe.

    The purpose of this conference is to bring academics, topical experts, and practitioners from Europe and North America together to discuss and exchange thoughts on recent worldwide economic, political, and societal changes and challenges brought forth by globalization and metropolitan concerns. The peoples of Europe and North America are facing similar economic, political, and societal shifts and these will only intensify over the next decade. Topics such as resettlement/immigration, economic development, public health, public/private partnerships, municipal governance, security, sustainability, etc. require research analysis and international cooperation and collaboration.

    Paper presentations, panels, and topic areas will focus on how local governments, non-profits, businesses, and communities will deal with the effects of globalization, employment sector change, educational and technical training opportunities, and the development of a more equitable civil society. Experts from the fields of sociology, education, economic development, business, nonprofit management, arts management, and local and regional government, among others, are invited to submit abstract proposals for paper presentations and/or panel discussions.

    Submission Details:

  • Abstracts/Proposals must be no longer than 2 pages, single-spaced, and in English.
  • Submissions are accepted for research paper presentations, panel discussions, and best practice presentations. No poster presentations.
  • Submissions must be submitted to Irena Otten by email at iotten@indiana.edu by midnight on February 28th, 2018, Eastern Standard Time.
  • Persons that submit abstracts/proposals will be notified whether or not their submission has been accepted or rejected by March 19th, 2018.
  • All questions regarding the conference or submissions should be directed to IU-SPEA Professor Frank Nierzwicki by email at fnierzwi@indiana.edu

    The NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society supports residencies in Hagley’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society by scholars who have received their doctoral degrees by the application deadline. In accordance with NEH requirements, these postdoctoral fellowships are restricted to United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least three years. These fellowships are made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    March 2018

  • Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust At least two awards for a total of up to $13,000
  • Application deadline: March 2, 2018
    During the academic year 2018-2019, 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 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.

    REQUIREMENTS: The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington graduate students from any department or college on campus. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2018 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a proposal, budget, and letter of reference via e-mail to iujsp@indiana.edu or to Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Ave., 4004a, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in early April, 2018 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

    These scholarships are a gift from Candice and the late Larry Reuben in memory of parents and Indianapolis residents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.

  • ConCall-3: Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics
  • March 2-4, 2018
    This spring, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the 3rd Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-3) at Indiana University from March 2-4, 2018.

    Keynote Speakers for the conference include leading names in Turkic and Iranian linguistics, as well as second language acquisition:

    •Jason Rothman, Professor of Literacy and Multilingualism, University of Reading, UK
    •Vera Gribanova, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Stanford University
    •Pollet Samvelian, Professor of Linguistics, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
    •Mehmet Yavaş, Professor of Linguistics, Florida International University
    •Rex Sprouse, Professor of Second Language Studies, Indiana University

    We also expect to have additional guest speakers in Mongolic and Tibetan linguistics.

    ConCALL was established in Spring 2014 as a scholarly research and professional development conference for linguists and language educators specializing in the languages of the Central and Western Asian region, including both the Altaic and Eastern Indo-European languages spoken in the region, a diverse range of languages such as Azerbaijani, Dari, Kazakh, Kurdish, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tajiki, Tibetan, Turkish, Tuvan, Uyghur, and Uzbek, as well as Armenian and Georgian, along with countless endangered languages, such as Buryat and Kalmyk (Mongolic), Shugni (Iranian), Selkup (Uralic), and Chuvash, Baskirt and Yakut (Turkic)!

    The main goal of ConCALL is to bring together experts across the fields to focus on research into how these specific languages are represented formally, as well as acquired by second/foreign language learners and also to present research driven teaching methods.

    ConCALL-3 is accepting submissions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition (L1 and L2), as well as language pedagogy as concerns a Central Asian language.

  • The Sixth International Conference of Young Scholars of Siberia: “Rhythms, Structures and Roads of Contemporary Siberia”
  • Application deadline: March 1, 2018
    The Irkutsk Center for Independent Social Research jointly with Irkutsk State University and Indiana University announce:
    The Sixth International Conference of Young Scholars of Siberia: “Rhythms, Structures and Roads of Contemporary Siberia”

    When: May 17-20, 2018

    Where: Irkutsk, Listvianka

    Fields: history, sociology, geography, anthropology, political science and other humanities and social sciences.

    Participants: graduate students and early-career scholars who are working on research projects on Siberia based upon fieldwork, archival documents, interviews, memoirs, and other oral, written and visual sources about contemporary Siberia and its recent past.

    Deadlines: proposals should be submitted by March 1; invitations will be sent by March 5 and papers should be submitted by May 1, 2018.

    Email: cnsio.irkutsk@gmail.com

    Conference topics:

    The dynamics and variety of the social “worlds” in Siberian cities, towns and villages.
    Siberia makes Russia a vast country but Siberia itself is big enough not to be homogenous. People in Siberia live in different spaces and times. For that reason the transformation of the social “worlds” here has its local specific. How and where has Siberia been changed? How has urban and rural life changed in Siberia?
    Strategies and social structures, localities and mobility.
    How did different survival practices in a crisis become economic and social strategies? What economic and cultural models emerged independently of the administrative authorities and industrial firms? What is the potential of these models and how flexible they are? What social and economic alternatives exist in monotowns [“company towns”]?
    Networks and solidarity.
    How have social relations changed in Siberia? What social groupings have disappeared and what ones have been formed? Where is the line between generations, cultures and societies? How have new solidarities and communities been formed? Who are initiators and actors of social changes? How is local identity or subjectivity emerging or changing?
    Roads and rivers as social resources.
    How have the functions and roles of the Siberian roads built in the Russian empire and the Soviet Union been changed? How do these changes relate to new social practices? What are the directions of mobility in Siberia now? What Siberian regions (geographically and socially) are most vibrant now and why?
    Conference format:

    10 minutes for a short paper presentation, then each paper will be discussed for the remained of an hour by other participants and experts (questions and suggestions to clarify research strategies, recommend research tools and sources, strengthen arguments and prepare text for publication).
    We are planning to begin working on a collection of articles on contemporary Siberia to be published in 2019, so we consider this conference a first step of the book project and see participants as potential contributors to the book. Articles should be submitted by December 10, 2018.
    Please note:

    All participants should submit their papers (a research project description, 10-15 pages) for conference discussion by May 1, 2018. All texts will be uploaded on the conference webpage and should be read by all in advance.
    We will also organize online workshops and webinars for the conference participants from March to December 2018.
    Please, submit your application (300-500 words in Russian or English) by March 1, including a title and a short description of your research project (research questions, primary sources, preliminary results) and attach a short bio with your contact information.
    Travel grants:

    Travel expenses (transportation and accommodation) of participants from Siberian regions will be covered by the Irkutsk Center for Independent Social Research supported by a grant from the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation. Airfare for other participants will be (fully or partly) reimbursed by Indiana University (travel grants of the Russian Studies Workshop funded by the Carnegie Foundation).
    Conference Organizing Committee:

    Mikhail Rozhansky. The Irkutsk Center for Independent Social Research
    Irina Basalaeva, Kemerovo State University
    Julia Elokhina, Irkutsk State University
    Tatiana Saburova, Indiana University

    April 2018

  • Russian Studies Workshop Summer Russian Study Fellowship (Summer 2018)
  • Deadline: April 20, 2018 or until funds are exhausted.
    With the generous support of a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Russian Studies Workshop (RSW) at Indiana University (IU) is offering awards of up to $6500 to cover tuition/mandatory fees (approximately $3000), and living costs to eligible students who enroll in a 6-credit graduate Russian course in the IU Summer Language Workshop (SLW) during the Summer 2018 session.

    Eligibility: Students who: 1) are entering a PhD program in a social science discipline at a US university in Fall 2018 or are currently enrolled in their first year of a PhD program in a social science discipline at a US university; and 2) intend to study Russian at any level in SLW from May 29 (1st-Year, 2nd-year)/June 4 (3rd-Year through 6th-Year) to July 27, 2018.

    Deadline for submission for all materials: April 20 or until funds are exhausted.

    Details and application: http://indiana.edu/~swseel/funding-costs/russian-studies

    June 2018

  • XI International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature
    June 1, 2018

    On August 11-15, 2018 the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana will be hosting XI 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, including the books with Tolstoy’s marginalia.

    The Book of the Conference Proceedings will be published.

    The registration fee is 50 euro. The Museum covers accomodation, meals, and cultural programme expenses.

    On August 11th, at 3 pm, at the metro station Annino, there will be a bus to Yasnaya Polyana for the participants. August 15th is the departure day.

    The deadline for applications is June 1st, 2018. 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 Dr. Galina Alekseeva: gala@tgk.tolstoy.ru

    Telephones: (48751)76-1-41, +7-910-944-5899

    Rolling

    Call for Papers - Ongoing: International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture (LLC)

    It’s our pleasure to invite you to publish your papers in the International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture (LLC). It is a quarterly published journal which was established on demand of researchers and is existing for benefit of researchers.

    We have started our mission 3 years ago and until today many researchers around the globe decided to publish articles with LLC. The reasons for their trust is that all of our articles are peer reviewed and freely available for the scientific community.

    Furthermore our authors are given the opportunity to track and measure their articles popularity by accessing the number of downloads.

    Send your paper on: contact@ijllc.eu, ijllc.submission@yahoo.com http://ijllc.eu/

    SEEJ Editorial Office at Ohio State University: Slavic and East European Blog (SEEB)

    We are pleased to announce the introduction of a SEEJ affiliate publication, the Slavic and East European Blog (SEEB). Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit 500-1,000 word essays, interviews, and translations. We particularly encourage graduate students to use the blog to gain publishing experience. Blog posts will be SEEJ editor-reviewed and have the distinction of being featured on the website of a well-established academic journal.

    SEEB posts will be organized into themes that change every three months. We are currently accepting submissions for any of the themes listed below:

    · Autumn 2017 (October-December) The Russian Revolution
    · Winter 2018 (January-March) Media During the Era of Vladimir Putin
    · Spring 2018 (April-June) Multiethnicity and Religious-Cultural Identity in the Russian Federation and the Former Soviet Republics
    · Summer 2018 (July-September) Ivan Turgenev: 200th Anniversary

    The 2019 edition of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies

    The 2019 edition of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies will be dedicated to Russian Futurism. Our editors (Christina Lodder, Gabriella Imposti, Oleh Ilnytzkyj and Jason Strudler) invite articles devoted to any aspect of the movement. Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to) budetlianstvo vs. futurizm; Russian reactions to Italian Futurism, and vice versa; Futurism and Constructivism; and Futurism in the Russian performing and applied arts. Please send short abstracts of 300-500 words to me off-list at jason.strudler@vanderbilt.edu, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Symposia, The Journal of Religion

    SYMPOSIA is an online, peer-reviewed journal for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who identify religion as an important consideration in their research. We invite submissions of original research papers on any topic that critically engages the study of religion.

    The journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History

    Kritika seeks to expand its coverage of topics associated with the history of women, gender, and sexuality in Russia and Eurasia. Since 2000 Kritika has been dedicated to internationalizing the field and making it relevant to a broad interdisciplinary audience. The journal regularly publishes forums, discussions, and special issues; it often translates important works by Russian and European scholars into English; and it favors articles that demonstrate extensive archival research, a strong grasp of the international historical literature, a critical approach to sources, and a clear, compelling argument.


    SRAS Study Abroad Opportunities

    Students can study abroad in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, or Kyrgyzstan in a range of programs covering subjects related to the location (e.g. Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, Central Asian Studies, Art, Politics, etc.). Internships are also available, with particularly wide opportunities in Warsaw and Kyiv. Deadlines and start dates vary by program. Funding opportunities: http://sras.org/Funding.

  • Peer Reviewers Needed for Slovo Issue 28.2

    As part of the editorial process for the forthcoming Spring issue of Slovo – an interdisciplinary academic journal published at the Slavonic Department of UCL – we are looking for peer reviewers for some short (~7000 word) articles. It would involve reading the article and briefly summarising your thoughts on whether it makes a good contribution to CEE scholarship. For the current issue, the themes are:

    • ‘Database Cinema’: A study of late Soviet and Russian childhood and adolescence, relating to emergent nationhood;
    • Russian policy and international law: ‘an examination of the Barents’ Sea Boundary Agreement’ under Medvedev;
    • Russian music: the composer ‘Eduard Artem-ev and the sonics of national identity’;
    • Russian nationalism and the post-Soviet youth: the growth of Nashi;
    • The debate around Nihilism in 1860s Russian literature;
    • Russian national security strategy: regime security and the ‘great power status’;
    • Human insecurity, state capacity, and intrastate conflict in Ukraine;

    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.

  • 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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