Funding Opportunity: Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (Princeton U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 Fellowship competition.

Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $86,600. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Research Fellowships (American Council of Learned Societies)

Deadline for Applications: September 27, 2017

ACLS invites applications for the tenth annual competition for ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships, which support small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. The goal of the project should be a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which at least two collaborators will take credit. The program is funded by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fellowships provide up to $60,000 in salary-replacement stipends for each collaborator to take a semester- or academic year-long supported research leave, as well as up to $21,000 in project funds, which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance. The total amount of a fellowship for any collaborative project will vary depending on the number of collaborators and the duration of research leaves, but the total amount of stipends may not exceed $180,000 for any one project. The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, during which time project funds may be expended, to be initiated between July 1, 2018 and September 1, 2020. Collaborators’ research leaves may be taken during any semester or year within the overall award period, and leaves need not be concurrent. Continue reading

Academic Job: Open-Rank Position in Russian Literature (UCLA)

Deadline for Applications: September 29, 2017

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for an open-rank position (tenure-track or with tenure) in Russian literature, with the hire date of July 1, 2018. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, possessing native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Our focus is on candidates with a specialization in Russian literature of the Golden Age (roughly the 1790s to the 1840s), coupled with competencies and research interests in areas of interdisciplinary focus within UCLA’s Humanities Division, particularly digital, urban, environmental and medical humanities. Dynamic teaching skills are essential; responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses, dissertation supervision, independent studies courses and sharing in departmental administration.

We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages and Literatures (Stanford U.)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship is a unique opportunity for the best recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year in one of Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.

Eligibility:  All candidates must have received a qualified Ph.D. between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018.  Assistant professors, lecturers are welcome to apply.

Stipend: $77,000 (2017-2018).  “In addition to the stipend, Fellows are eligible for a full package of employee benefits and are also provided with a research account to fund research-related expenses.”

For more information, click here or email mellonfellows@stanford.edu.

Funding Opportunity: Small Research Grants (Spencer Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2017

The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2018-2019 (Columbia U.)

Deadline for Submissions: October 2, 2017

Fellowship Competition 2018-2019

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2018-2019. Fellows newly appointed for 2018-2019 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2016 and 1 July 2018. The Fellowship Stipend for 2018-2019 is $63,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $7,000 research allowance per annum.

Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University (departments are listed in the “Application Materials (PDF)”). The one-year Fellowship renews automatically for a second and a third year.  In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses must be in the undergraduate (“Core”) education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Society for the Humanities Fellowships, 2018-2019 (Cornell U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2017

Focal Theme 2018-2019
AUTHORITY

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the philosophical, aesthetic, political, legal, ecological, religious, and cultural understandings of authority.

From auctoritas to the author to authoritarianism, the question of authority – whether grounded in epistemological expertise, juridical power, rhetorical persuasiveness, creative innovation, divine decree, or political charisma – is inextricable from humanistic inquiry and critique. With authority, the power to decide, to authorize, to adjudicate, to rule, and to hold sway stands or falls – in science, law, art, oratory, religion, or politics. The Society invites scholarly projects that trace the consequences, crises, and possibilities of authority across historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, geographic territories, and social contexts. Continue reading

CFP: Russians and the Pacific Northwest (U. of Oregon)

Deadline for Submissions: September 1, 2017

University of Oregon campus, April 6-7, 2018

Russia and the Pacific Northwest: Russians from Fort Ross to the Aleutian Islands

To mark its fiftieth anniversary, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Oregon will be holding an interdisciplinary conference on Russia and the Pacific Northwest on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018.  Presentations on all aspects of the topic, such as the history of Russian trade and colonization, Russian émigré literature of the area, environmental and immigrant history, as well as topics centered in such disciplines as linguistics, anthropology, religious studies and art, are solicited.  The Pacific Northwest is understood as encompassing northern California, Oregon, Washington, Western coastal Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.  The working language of the conference will be English.

Conference organizers invite interested scholars to submit a 300-word abstract, along with a brief CV (1-3 pages) to the email addresses below.  The conference will underwrite airfare, hotels and meals for participants.

Deadline for receipt of paper proposals is 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Send proposals and brief CVs to:

Katya Hokanson, hokanson@uoregon.edu
Ryan Jones, rtj@uoregon.edu

CFP: “Translation and Interpreting Studies” Special Issue

Deadline for Submissions: January 1, 2018

Translation and Interpreting Studies (TIS)
Volume 15, Issue 3
Special issue: Translation and the Cultural Cold War
Guest Editors: Giles Scott-Smith (University of Leiden), Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam (University of Leuven)

Translation and the Cultural Cold War

Scholars of the Cultural Cold War continue to explore cultural production and reception, ranging from high culture to everyday experiences, exploring the role and politics of print, propaganda, and culture mainly in the US and Europe (e.g. Hixson 1997; Berghahn 2001; Barnhisel and Turner 2010; Barnhisel 2014). Cultural interactions across the Iron Curtain divide have also been explored (Romijn et. al. 2012; Vowinckel et.al. 2012; Mikkonen and Koivunen 2015). Yet these studies rarely take into account the field of translation and its significance for determining how ideas and intellectual output actually enters another culture. Much of this research to date has concentrated on East-West exchanges and the relevance of (often covert) translation for the dissemination of ideas to bypass censorship (Finn and Couvée 2014). The various roles performed by translators, editors, and publishers during the Cold War were therefore crucial, both for disseminating the cultural and intellectual output of the colonial powers and superpowers, and (from a more positive and as yet less acknowledged perspective) for the development of indigenous publishing in the non-aligned countries, i.e. those which were indirectly implicated in the Cold War (Rubin 2014; Scott-Smith and Lerg 2017).  Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowship in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (Carleton U.)

Deadline for Applications: August 15, 2017

The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship will allow a scholar to spend one or two academic years, beginning in October 2017, in residence at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). The fellow will work under the mentorship of a faculty member at EURUS.

Thematic focus: We particularly welcome applications by scholars with a regional specialization in the Russian Federation or South-Eastern Europe. We will also accept applications from candidates whose research relates to other post-Soviet states. As an interdisciplinary institute, EURUS welcomes applications from candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including History, Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology, Economics, Law and Legal Studies, and other fields in the humanities and social sciences. Continue reading