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Funding: Visiting Fellows Program – Predoctoral Scholars (Emory University)

Deadline for Applications: January 28, 2019

National Call for Applications

The 2019-2020 competition is open. The application deadline is January 28, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Johnson Institute offers five fellowships per year.

  • Visiting Fellowships for Post-Doctoral and Advanced Scholars: Three (3) fellowships for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship period in August 2019. Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester.
  • Visiting Fellowships for Pre-Doctoral Scholars: Two (2) fellowships for doctoral dissertation completion. Dissertation Fellows are not required to teach courses.

We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities. We are interested in research projects across the spectrum of the humanities that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. We also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines. Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory for the academic year 2019-2020.

For more information, and to learn how to apply, click here.

Internship: Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program (Library of Congress)

Deadline for Applications: January 11, 2019

  • Compensation: $4,500.00 (taxable income of $450.00 per week)
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Available Benefits: Transit. LC Internal Discounts.
  • Program Duration: Short-term. May 29th – August 3rd, 2018

Program Overview

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world’s largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets. No previous experience is necessary, but fellowships are competitive and special skills or knowledge are usually desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official. Continue reading

Funding: Fellowships (American Jewish Archives)

Deadline for Applications: February 19, 2019

About the Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives was established in 1977 by our institution’s founder, the late Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus. Since its inception, more than 350 scholars from over 20 countries have been named Marcus Center Fellows.

The Marcus Center’s Fellowship Program was founded with the intent of creating a forum where students and scholars of the American Jewish experience could gather together to research, discuss, and study their chosen topics. Under the auspices of this unique program scholars come to Cincinnati to conduct in-depth research at the American Jewish Archives and to take part in the academic community of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The program provides fellows with an opportunity not only to pursue their own research, but also to interact and exchange ideas with research peers as well as with the faculty and students of HUC-JIR.

Today, The Marcus Center administers fifteen endowed fellowships, all funded by generous friends and supporters of the American Jewish Archives. Marcus Center fellows are teachers, students, scholars, and practitioners who, both individually and as a group, come to the American Jewish Archives to study some aspect of the American Jewish past. It is The Marcus Center’s hope that this Fellowship Program will advance our understanding of American Jewish history and, simultaneously, of the American nation as a whole. Continue reading

Funding: Fellowships (IIAS/CEM-FMSH)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2018; October 01, 2019

IIAS invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship at IIAS. Applicants may also apply for an extra two months of research at the Collège d’études mondiales of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (CEM-FMSH) in Paris, in the framework of an additional combined IIAS/CEM-FMSH fellowship.

For whom?

The information provided on this page is intended for researchers who would like to apply for an IIAS Fellowship (with or without an additional research period in Paris). Please do NOT file an application with IIAS if you will be visiting IIAS in the framework of an (exchange) agreementbetween IIAS and a partner institution. In that case you will be selected and nominated to IIAS by the partner institution.


Eligibility

The position of affiliated fellow is intended for outstanding researchers (also see ‘Terms and conditions’) from around the world, to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. We also welcome researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into a book publication. Continue reading

Prof. Devt: Webinar “Online Resources for Russian Teachers” (ACTR)

Date of Webinar: November 20, 2018

This presentation will introduce a variety of internet resources that can help students and teachers organize their learning and make it more effective and engaging. The presenter will address the following questions:

Where can you find authentic audios and videos? What are the trusted sites for language activities, grammar explanations, pictures and stories? Where can students find additional grammar materials, sources for practicing reading and listening comprehension? What resources can teachers use for professional development?
The presenter will discuss these and many other questions during the presentation on November 20.  Continue reading

CFP: 2019 ASEEES Summer Convention (Zagreb, Croatia)

Deadline for Submissions: November 28, 2018

Go to Online Submission Site

Panel, roundtable and paper proposals 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.

EXTENDED DEADLINE – November 28th, 11:59pm PT.

The login for the submission site is the same as your ASEEES member site login, where “User Name” is your primary email address, and password is the same.

If you do not have a profile on the ASEEES member site, then you must first create one in order to login to the Convention submission site.  To do so, click here and follow the steps for “New Visitor Registration”.  After creating a profile, it may take up to a few hours for your information to sync with the submission site,  during which time you will not be able to login to the submission site.

Please note that you do not have to pay any membership fee in order to create a profile.

Click here for a full list of Convention participation rules.

Job: Various Positions in Ukraine (OSCE)

Deadline for Applications: Various (See Each Opening for Details)

Academic Job: Visiting Prof. in Ukrainian Studies (Columbia U.)

Deadline for Applications: December 01, 2018

Visiting Professor in Ukrainian Studies, Open Rank, 2019-2020 (one semester)

Columbia University invites applications for an appointment in Ukrainian studies to be filled at the rank of assistant, associate, or full visiting professor for one semester (fall or spring) in the academic year 2019-2020. Rank commensurate with experience. Ph.D. or equivalent is required. History is the preferred area of research and teaching specialization, but literary/cultural studies and other areas will also be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and will teach two courses: a course of broad interest for upper-level undergraduates and a second course for graduate students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to give one public lecture and to participate in the academic life of the University, including as an affiliate of the Harriman Institute.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three persons who may be asked to provide a letter of reference, a modest sample (article or book or dissertation chapter) of scholarship, and past teaching evaluations, if available. The letter of application should include a statement indicating which semester the applicant prefers to teach, a short list of possible courses which the applicant might teach, and a description of the applicant’s current research interests.

All applications must be submitted online at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1702

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

CFP: THE GLOBAL SOUTHS: An Interdisciplinary Conference (U. of Louisiana-Lafayette)

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2018

THE GLOBAL SOUTHS
An Interdisciplinary Conference
April 4-6, 2019// The University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.

—James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”

The American South in a Global World (2005)

The Global Souths conference is a three-day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore the connections between the U.S. South and the Global South. The South is more than place.  It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas transcending both geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit 250-350 word critical and creative proposals that explore humanity’s interactions with and responses to all aspects of globalization. Some possible approaches to this conference theme may include but are not limited to the following: Continue reading

Language Training: Summer Language Institute (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: TBD

Accepting applications for SLI summer intensive language programs!

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu ) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2019! SLI offers intensive language courses through domestic, study abroad, and hybrid programs in the following languages:

Arabic (Beginning)
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Beginning-Advanced)
Bulgarian (Beginning)
Czech (Beginning-Advanced)
Hungarian (Beginning)
Polish (Beginning-4th-year)
Russian (Beginning-4th-year)
Slovak (Beginning-Advanced)
Turkish (Beginning)
Ukrainian (Beginning)

For specific program offerings visit: www.sli.pitt.edu Continue reading