CFP: International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation

Deadline: August 1, 2020 (workshop proposals); September 30, 2020 (general papers)

ICLDC 2021: Workshop and Talk Story proposals 

Following a format introduced at the ICLDC 2017, we are including multiple 90-minute blocks on each day of the conference to be dedicated to two alternative conference activities: Talk Story Sessions and Workshops. 

Presentation formats

Talk Story Sessions: Introduced at ICLDC 2017 in response to participant feedback, ICLDC 2021 will again offer Talk Story sessions. These discussions will be led by an expert discussant and limited to 20-30 attendees per session. Each Talk Story will be repeated on different days of the conference, allowing ample opportunity for conference attendees to participate in the Talk Story Sessions of their choice. Talk Story sessions are meant to be fully interactive for participants, rather than a one-directional presentation of information. This format is particularly appropriate for discussing relationships, how we foster them, maintain them, and better understand their role in language reclamation and language documentation.

Workshops: We also welcome proposals for Workshops on topics broadly relating to the conference theme. Each 90-minute workshop will be repeated on different days of the conference, allowing multiple opportunities for interested attendees to participate. Workshops will accommodate a larger number of participants and are intended to be more presentational and instructional in style than the Talk Story sessions. 

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CFP: Slavic Review Forum on Race and Bias

Deadline: August 15, 2020

Seeking to address current social and political upheaval around systemic racism and to engage with questions of race and bias in our profession, our field, and our research, Slavic Review will host a Critical Discussion Forum, to be published approximately in June 2021. Thus, we are inviting scholars in any phase of the profession to submit abstracts of up to 250 words on any aspect of race in the profession and or race as an object of study in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. All disciplines are welcome.

Please send abstracts to the editor, Harriet Murav, at slavrev@illinois.edu by August 15. The organizing committee of this Forum will ask up to 20 authors to develop their abstracts into 3000 word articles, not including footnotes, to be submitted by October 1, 2020.  The completed articles will be peer reviewed.

For more information generally about Slavic Review, see: www.slavicreview.illinois.edu

For questions regarding this Critical Discussion Forum on race and bias, please contact Harriet Murav at slavrev@illinois.edu.

The organizing committee:
Joy Carew (University of Louisville)
Christina Kiaer (Northwestern University)
Harriet Murav (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

CFP: Studies in Russian, Eurasian, and Central European New Media

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Call for proposals for a special issue of Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (www.digitalicons.org)

“Digital Selves: Embodiment and Co-Presence in New Media Cultures in Central Europe and Eurasia” (to be published early summer 2021)

Guest editors: Cassandra Hartblay and Tatiana Klepikova (University of Toronto)

Since the emergence of new media cultures, the theorization of the relationship between embodied positioning in space and our digital personas has evolved in new and significant directions. We have become increasingly aware of the forms of extended, multiple and fragmented selves that are made possible by internet and computer-facilitated settings. New media have championed previously unthinkable practices of self-representation necessitating a change in how researchers understand the virtual traces of our bodies online and the relationship between material bodies and physical spaces.

As of recently, the global pandemic has shifted daily practices and forced many people to seek new, predominantly online, ways of socializing. However, even before this crisis, there were many digital ways of being apart together – developed in minority or marginalized communities. For instance, in mid-March 2020, Russian disability activists started a hashtag campaign, #ButWeAreAlwaysAtHome (#АМыВсегдаДома) seeking to mobilize popular conversations about ‘surviving quarantine’ to highlight ongoing social exclusion of people with disabilities and crip strategies for living at home.

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CFP: Journal of Ukrainian Studies: Cities in Limbo: Katerynoslav–Dnipropetrovsk–Dnipro and Aleksandrovsk–Zaporizhzhia

Deadline: August 15, 2020

For this special issue, authors are encouraged to explore the following issues or other relevant themes connected to the multifaceted nature of the two cities of Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk) and Zaporizhzhia:

  • Public spaces, landmarks, and architecture and their places in the formation of urban identities;
  • Local and national heroes and antiheroes and the making/unmaking of urban, ethnic, and civic national identities;
  • Correlations between place and regional and national identities of city inhabitants;
  • Historical myths and city legends; 
  • Development of scholarship and science; 
  • Environment and social movements;
  • Images of the cities in literature and cinema; 
  • Official and underground cultures;
  • Social and linguistic landscapes of the cities;
  • Manifestations of religions and beliefs;
  • Russian imperial and Soviet legacies;
  • Frontline cities;
  • Provincialism.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words to Dr. Oleksandr Pankieiev (oleksandr.pankieiev@ualberta.ca) by August 15, 2020. Authors whose abstracts are approved by the guest editors will be invited to submit complete manuscripts of up to 10,000 words, including references, by January 31, 2021.

For more information on East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, see https://www.ewjus.com/. For submission guidelines, please refer to https://www.ewjus.com/index.php/ewjus/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

CFP: Sustainability and Slavic Studies: Classroom, Research, Profession (AATSEEL)

Deadline: August 1, 2020

We invite you to submit a proposal to our AATSEEL stream, “Sustainability and Slavic Studies: Classroom, Research, Profession.” We envision a combination of panels and roundtables and welcome proposals addressing issues related to the environment and sustainability in research, teaching, and/or the profession in general. Please feel free to get in touch off-list with any questions you may have (jvergar1@swarthmore.edu). 

f you wish to participate, please send your proposal to the Head of the Stream division, Dr. Meghan Murphy-Lee, following the Proposal Guidelines for individual papers.

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CFP: Teaching Culture Through Language

Deadline: August 1, 2020

AATSEEL is organizing the stream on Teaching Culture through Language with the focus on a proficiency-based and student-centered approach.

They would welcome two to three roundtables with examples of how to teach the topics connected with:

Proverbs
Cooking classes
Singing classes
Socialist and post-socialist realia
Everyday life
Holidays and celebrations
“Кто виноват и что делать?”
Urban and village terms
Religious realia
Internet culture and memes
(Post)Imperial way of life
History
Pragmatics
Semiotics

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CFP: Polish Literature as World Literature

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Contact:Piotr Florczyk (University of Southern California)
K. A. Wisniewski (American Antiquarian Society)

Description:
While the concept of world literature remains both elusive and controversial, especially in the eyes of the critics of globalization’s reach into spheres of literary production and dissemination, Polish authors’ engagement with worldly themes and styles is undisputed. Counting no fewer than five Nobel in Literature laureates (six if Isaac Bashevis Singer is included), the Polish literary canon has played a vital role in shaping literary conversations around the world. 
The editors invite chapter abstracts on any subject that falls within the topic of “Polish Literature as World Literature.” This project is planned for Bloomsbury’s “Literatures as World Literature” series.

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CFP: Research Articles for Journal re: Geniuses, Aliens, and Dinosaurs: Unobvious Associations between the Sciences and Humanities

Deadline: December 31, 2020

On behalf of the Editorial Team of the journal “Adeptus” we would like to invite you to submit your research articles for the new issue (1/2021), entitled “Geniuses, aliens and dinosaurs: Unobvious associations between the sciences and the humanities”. The theme of the issue was chosen to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Karel Čapek, Czech writer and one of the fathers of the modern science-fiction genre. The issue is being prepared in cooperation with the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Karel Čapek Center for Values in Science and Technology and Zdeněk Burian Museum in Štramberk.

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CFP: The 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (University of Hawaii, Online)

Deadline: August 1, 2020

Recognizing Relationships
The 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC)
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
March 4-7, 2021 

COVID-19 Statement

Due to COVID-19, ICLDC 2021 will be held virtually. The ICLDC 7 organizers are excited about this year’s theme, and the possibilities for broad international discussion that an online conference can offer.

We are currently investigating what technologies we will use and how the conference will take shape and how we can accommodate time zone differences for presenters, as well as family and work obligations.

We look forward to your participation. Please “join” us!

Conference Theme: Recognizing Relationships

There are many critical challenges that endangered language documentation and conservation faces, some of which seem insurmountable, and despite linguists’ best efforts, many of the proposed solutions fall short. These challenges have been apparent to many communities, language activists and academic linguists since (or even before) the earliest public warnings of the “endangered language crisis” in the early 1990’s, and recognition of the great number of large-scale challenges has only become more apparent since. 

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CFP: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Deadline: June 15, 2020


The organizing committee of SCLC-2020 still hopes to have the conference as scheduled in December 4-6, 2020, as planned. The confirmed invited speaker of the conference is Martin Haspelmath.

In case it will not be possible to hold SCLC-2020 in December, the event will be moved to June. We have now the exact dates for this plan B: June 4-6, 2021. The confirmed invited speakers of the conference in June 2021 are Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) and Sergey Say (Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Typology).

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