Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2018
The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the fourth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2017-18 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2018.
The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Clements Center for National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project’s mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.
The Bobby R. Inman Award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security.
Additional information about the Inman Award competition and the Intelligence Studies Project is available at www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/inman-award.
Deadline for Submissions: June 20, 2018
The editors of Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic Studies, have announced an invitation for paper submissions. 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. Submissions for the fifth volume after the reorganization are now welcomed. 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
Ingunn Lunde (University of Bergen, email@example.com)
Tore Nesset (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jan Ivar Bjørnflaten (Oslo)
Stephen M. Dickey (Kansas)
Alexander Etkind (Cambridge)
Michael S. Flier (Harvard)
Karen Gammelgaard (Oslo)
Laura A. Janda (Tromsö)
Ilya Kukulin (Moskva)
Martin Paulsen (Bergen)
Vladimir Plungian (Moskva)
Ellen Rutten (Amsterdam)
Yngvar Steinholt (Tromsö)
For more information, do not hesitate to contact the editors.
Deadline for submissions this year is JUNE 20, 2018.
Deadline for Applications: June 26, 2018
*** Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries ***
The Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki, invites international students from all countries to participate in the Helsinki Summer School course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries, on 7 – 23 August 2018. The course focuses on the current challenges of democracy and the rule of law in the Eastern members of the EU. It provides students with multidisciplinary approaches to study political and societal problems that hinder democratic conduct and undermine the common future of the European community. The course examines central issues related to governance, populism, nationalism, corruption, poverty, xenophobia, Roma population, environment and gender-related questions. The students will gain a broad overview of current societal and political developments in Eastern European EU countries.
Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the University of Helsinki, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary, research-oriented universities renowned for its high quality teaching, research and innovation. It offers 19 courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics. The courses are designed to challenge and inspire students in a learning environment that promotes equality.
Each year Helsinki Summer School gives advanced degree students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high academic studies with a wide range of cultural and social activities. The language of study is English and the credits are transferable.
Helsinki Summer School is open to applicants from all over the world. The application deadline is 26 June 2018. For more information about the Helsinki Summer School, courses and fees, please visit: www.helsinkisummerschool.fi
For more information about the course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries: http://www.helsinkisummerschool.fi/courses/course/problems-of-democracy-in-the-eastern-eu-countries/
Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2018 or When Filled
The School of Polish Language and Culture at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow is pleased to announce that 2018 summer programs are open for applications.
Every July and August several hundred participants from more than 40 countries have the unique opportunity not only to study Polish language, culture, and society, but also to spend time in the beautiful city of Kraków, meeting people from all around the world and making new friends. In summer 2018 students can participate in the 6-week program, 4-week program, and 3-week programs.
- Four-week program from July 5-August 1
- This program has been reintroduced with a new format! Every week additional activities will take place within the language course: classes held in the city space, in museums and galleries, and in places loved by locals of Krakow as well as tourists.
- Six-week program from July 5-August 15
- Three-week program from July 5-25
- Three-week program from July 26-August 15
• four-, six- and three-week programs which begin on July 5: MAY 31st, 2018
• three-week program which begins on July 26: JUNE 30th, 2018
• or until there are places available.
Check out the website or take a look at the attached brochure for more information on program options, pricing, accommodation, available courses, and more!
Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2018
Conference: Historiography in Service of the Regime Changes
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Organization: Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest
Participants: PhD students
The Eastern European History and the Russian Studies PhD Programs at the Department of East European History and the Department of Russian Studies of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, invite participants to an international PhD student conference on East European History to be held October 18-19, 2018. The conference will examine the role of historiography in the regime changes of the 20th century. The conference seeks to employ historiography to examine all aspects of the East European regime changes – its practice, interpretation, and role in shaping political discourse, ethics, and identity.
Topics that the conference seeks to address include but are not limited to:
– revolutions in Russia and Eastern Europe, soviet republics
– authoritarian systems, dictatorships that came into being by reason of the world
– economic crisis and the German expansion
– the ‘export’ of state-socialism to Eastern Europe (1945-49)
– workers’ self-management in the region
– seeking the ‘tertium datur’ (third way) 1968
– regime changes and Western Europe – the movements of ‘68, the oil price shock, the 3rd industrial revolution
– 1989 – the end of state socialism
– the semi-periphery and the centre after the collapse of the Soviet Union
– reforms from above
Presented papers are planned to be published in a collection due in the spring of 2019. Applicants should submit a 500-word abstract through the application form by June 1st. Proposals are required to include the title of the paper, the presenter’s name, a short bio including institutional and departmental affiliation and rank, and any technology requests. Panel proposals of of three to four papers are also welcomed.
To participate, please send an application to email@example.com.
Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2018
The Journal of Icon Studies is now accepting submissions for its second issue, scheduled for online publication in December 2018. They welcome contributions from scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art history, literature and film, religious studies, gender and cultural studies, history and anthropology, conservation and museum studies.
The Journal of Icon Studies is an online, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of icons around the globe, from the Byzantine period to the modern era. It serves as an international forum for new scholarship on the theoretical, theological and historical significance of icons, their place within a broad cultural and artistic context, as well as their conservation, collecting, and exhibiting. The journal includes reviews of books and exhibitions, archival discoveries, and translations of primary documents.
The journal is published annually by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA. The language of publication is English, with summaries in Russian. Translation assistance will be provided by the museum.
Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018. All submissions will receive a double-blind peer review. For further information on publication guidelines see: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/jis/
Please send all questions and inquiries to Wendy Salmond at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 for University of Graz and June 1, 2018 for University of Belgrade
The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) have announced the call for applications for the academic year 2018/2019 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies (www.seestudies.eu & http://www.jointdegree.eu/en/masees/)
This two year MA program is conducted in English as a joint degree between the universities. The seventh generation commences in October 2018.
Students enroll in and spend the first year at the chosen home university (Graz or Belgrade). In the second year, students spend at least one semester on mobility at a partner university.