Tag Archives: August 2017

Funding Opportunity: Title VI International Research and Studies Program (Dept. of Education)

Deadline for Applications: August 14, 2017

The International and Foreign Language Education Office of the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for FY 2017 new awards under the Title VI International Research and Studies Program (IRS) Program.

The IRS program provides grants to institutions, public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to conduct research and studies or to develop instructional materials to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. IRS program funds may not be used for the training of students and teachers. Cost-sharing is not required. Continue reading

CFP: Wisconsin Slavic Conference (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Proposals: August 31, 2017

Wisconsin Slavic Conference
October 6-7, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film, music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual Wisconsin Slavic Conference (formerly titled AATSEEL-Wisconsin).Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2017.

This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Pavle Levi (Stanford University).

To present a paper at the Wisconsin Slavic Conference, please submit a proposal by August 31, 2017.

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

Please send proposals by email to: Ilona Sotnikova, sotnikova@wisc.edu

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

CFP: Utopianism and Dystopianism in Russian, Soviet, Eastern European, and Eurasian Art (SHERA)

Deadline for Proposals: August 14, 2017

Session Title: Utopianism and Dystopianism in Russian, Soviet, Eastern European, and Eurasian Art

Session Co-chairs: Joes Segal, Wende Museum, Los Angeles; Ksenya Gurshtein, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles

Submission Deadline and Instructions: The deadline to submit proposals for talks is August 14, 2017; to submit your proposal, send the following to Joes Segal (jsegal@wendemuseum.org) and Ksenya Gurshtein (ksenya@gmail.com): 1) a 250 word abstract; 2) a shortened CV; 3) a brief note explaining your interest in the session; and 4) a completed session participation proposal form found at the end of this PDF document: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/call-for-participation.pdf

Note on Additional Session Participation Requirements: All speakers selected for the session must have a current individual CAA membership by August 28, 2017. You can learn more about CAA membership here: http://www.collegeart.org/membership

This panel considers the impact of utopian and dystopian thought on the art of Russia, the Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia from the modern period until the present day. 2017 has brought us reminders of the power that utopia as a concept still has in shaping our understanding of the historic avant-gardes in the region. In the early twentieth century, the arts in the region embraced unprecedented aspirations for social transformation. By the end of the twentieth century, the collapse of socialism in the Eastern Bloc became widely associated with the “passing of mass utopia.” During the decades in between, the Soviet Union and later its “satellite” states were a global epicenter of utopian thought promoted at the state level and at times embraced enthusiastically by producers of visual culture who imagined new visual languages, new purposes for their work, and new modes of working. As official ideology came under pressure, the region also witnessed a rise of dystopian and anti-utopian impulses in the arts. After the end of state communism, both utopian and dystopian ideas have motivated artworks in the post-socialist countries seeking to define new identities. Meanwhile, greater awareness of such movements as nineteenth-century Russian Cosmism and its extensive influence on twentieth-century art urges us to investigate intellectual histories that give a deeper historical account of utopianism in the region in the “longue durée.” Papers on all topics relevant for this theme will be considered for the session; some of these topics include: Continue reading

CFP: Association for Borderlands Studies World Conference 2018 (U. of Vienna)

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2017

Association for Borderlands Studies World Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

After the success of the ABS 1st World Conference in 2014, The Association for Borderlands Studies is most pleased to announce the second event in this truly international conference series. The ABS 2nd World Conference is organized by the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna and hosted in Vienna and Budapest, 10th to 14th July 2018. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire, we invite proposals for individual papers, posters, complete panels, podium discussions and other interventions related to the interdisciplinary study of borders, border areas and cross-border interaction. The organizing theme for this Conference is:

Border-Making and its Consequences – interpreting evidence from the “post-Colonial” and “post-Imperial” 20th Century

Borders and borderlands are again at the centre of debate regarding global political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental tensions and conflicts – they also potentially offer spaces of negotiation and dialogue for their resolution. Global history however testifies to the fact that borderlands have frequently been a target of mistrust, precisely because they have been perceived as threatening – as ambiguous spaces of identity, allegiance, and historical memory. Attempts to eradicate borderlands have taken place through armed conflict, the ideological creation of the Cold War and other confrontational borders, the dismemberment of states, territorial shifts and, most drastically, ethnic cleansing.

The post-imperial experience of Europe, for example, raises numerous questions that relate to borders, identities and citizenship and, ultimately, migration. The dissolution of multinational empires such as the Austro-Hungarian and the Ottoman in the early 20th Century as well as the creation of new states and/or borders in Western Europe, such as Ireland, which inspired other subjects of colonial empires, were momentous historical events with far-reaching consequences far beyond Europe. However, one of the lessons that emerged from this experience is that nationalisms that insist on singular identities and cultural homogeneity are permanent sources of conflict. Whereas borders and the creation of new nation-states were considered a solution to war after WWI, subsequent events and the disaster of WWII have proved otherwise. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Banting Postdoc Fellowships (Government of Canada)

Deadline for Applications: August 30, 2017

Title: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: Government of Canada
Amount: $70,000/year, 2 years

Description: The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth. The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to: attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally; develop their leadership potential; and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow. Eligible areas of research are health research, natural sciences and/or engineering, and social sciences and/or humanities. 

More Info: http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

Funding Opportunity: Humanities Open Book Program (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: August 23, 2017

Title: Humanities Open Book Program
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $200,000 max

Description: The Humanities Open Book Program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost “ebook” technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print. Humanities Open Book is jointly sponsored by NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  NEH and Mellon are soliciting proposals from academic presses, scholarly societies, museums, and other institutions that publish books in the humanities to participate in the Humanities Open Book Program. Applicants will provide a list of previously published humanities books along with brief descriptions of the books and their intellectual significance. Depending on the length and topics of the books, the number to be digitized may vary. However, NEH and Mellon anticipate that applicants may propose to digitize a total that ranges from less than fifty to more than one hundred books. Awards will be given to digitize these books and make them available as Creative Commons-licensed “ebooks” that can be read by the public at no charge on computers, mobile devices, and ebook readers.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/humanities-open-book-program

Funding Opportunity: Research Grants & Fellowships (JFK Library Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: August 15, 2017

Title: Research Grants & Fellowships
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Amount: Varies

Description: The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Candidates may apply for only one fellowship in a given year: 1) Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship; 2) Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowship; 3) Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship; and 4) Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by August 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships.aspx

Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $2,500. Preference is given to research on foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Research Fellowship

  • Up to two per year. Stipend of up to $5,000 (total). Preference is given to research in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration’s domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Funding Opportunity: Junior Fellows (Harvard University)

Deadline for Applications: August 11, 2017

Title: Society of Fellows – Nominations for Junior Fellows
Sponsor: Harvard University
Amount: $77,000

Description: The purpose of the Society is to give men and women at an early stage of their scholarly careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements. They must be persons of exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness, and should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, comparable to successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. These Junior Fellows are selected by the Senior Fellows, who with the President of the University and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, ex officio, administer the Society. Those elected receive three year fellowships. Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from the candidates themselves.

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by August 11. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.socfell.fas.harvard.edu/nominations.html

Conference: Transnational Russian Studies Symposium (Durham, UK)

Deadline for Registration: August 31, 2017

Transnational Russian Studies symposium (14-16 September, Durham, United Kingdom)

The event seeks to open up the geopolitical map of Russian Studies beyond Russia, in recognition that what constitutes Russian culture is thoroughly traversed by the transnational and the intercultural. The symposium foregrounds mobility and highlights processes of cultural and linguistic (mis)translation in relation to various artistic forms, language practices, and modes of individual and collective agency.

Convenors: Andy Byford (Durham University), Connor Doak (University of Bristol), Stephen Hutchings (University of Manchester)

Participants include: Marijeta Bozovic, Amelia Glaser, Michael Gorham, Valentina Feklyunina, Siggy Frank, Jeanne-Marie Jackson, Olga Maiorova, Cathy McAteer, Stephen M. Norris, Vitaly Nuriev, Kevin M. F. Platt, Dušan Radunović, Oliver Ready, Alastair Renfrew, Ellen Rutten, Lara Ryazanova-Clarke, Vlad Strukov, Vera Tolz, Sergey Tyulenev, Jennifer Wilson.

Full details, including the programme and abstracts, can be found here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/owri/subprojects/events/trs/

Registration is now open and closes on 31 August 2017. To register follow this link: https://www.dur.ac.uk/owri/subprojects/events/trs/registration/

Contact: andy.byford@durham.ac.uk

Prof. Devel.: Core Fulbright Scholar Program (Council for International Exchange of Scholars)

Deadline for Applications: August 01, 2017

Title: Core Fulbright Scholar Program
Sponsor: Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description.  In addition, flexible options may be available. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by August 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program