Author Archives: Natalia Johnson

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference by the Program of Comparative Literature at UT Austin

Deadline: October 11, 2015

Conference Dates: October 29-31, 2015

Topic: Corporeality: Performing the Body across Literatures, Cultures, Media, and the Arts

We call for papers that focus on the body:

  • Within literatures, across time and culture
  • As mediated and represented in different global cultural contexts
  • Across different media and art, including performance art and pornographic productions
  • Within the cultural and ideological experience of social value systems and politics
  • Within sexuality studies
  • Via affect theory and phenomenology
  • As an interdisciplinary problem between the sciences and the humanities
  • As an ethical, moral and judicial problem based on the body/mind differentiation
  • As informing political and ethical debates such as those about sovereignty and free will

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Job Posting: Vacancy: Political-Military Officer, Yerevan

Deadline: September 14, 2015

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Political-Military Officer
Level: Senior Professional

Area of Expertise: Military Affairs

Vacancy number: VNARMS00204

Duty station: Yerevan

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Prof. Dev: Call for Applications: A Research Introduction to the Holocaust in the Soviet Union

Deadline: October 11, 2015

January 4-8, 2016

Washington, DC

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the seminar “A Research Introduction to the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.” This seminar will be held January 4–8, 2016, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

This seminar will acquaint advanced undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students with the central topics, issues, and sources related to the study of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, including evacuation, mass shootings, rescue, forced labor, and issues of commemoration and memory. Mandel Center scholars will lead discussions, and the seminar will include group analysis of many of the types of primary source material available in the Museum’s collections. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s extensive library, archival, and other collections.

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CFP: 2016 International Conference of Europeanists

Deadline: Proposals may be submitted August 17 – October 1, 2015

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • April 14-16, 2016
  • Organized by the Council for European Studies

Resilience is the capacity to survive, to bounce back and to innovate in the wake of extraordinary stress or unexpected crises. Psychologists view resilience as a character trait. Today, researchers and scholars of all stripes are beginning to understand resilience as constitutive of societies as well as of individuals.

The Program Committee for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists invites participants to consider contemporary Europe’s capacity for resilience. Since the financial crisis began in 2008, stresses and shocks of various sorts have posed dilemmas that challenge Europe’s resilience in economic, political, and cultural domains. How will European economies confront slow growth and austerity, as well as the atrophy of “social Europe” and the growth of inequality? How will demographic decline combined with immigration and assimilation affect the ethnic composition of Europe? Will the protracted Eurozone crisis and waning public support for European institutions and policies alter the viability of the European project? How will secular Europe confront the challenges of religious mobilization? How will European democracies confront the rise of nationalist parties and the valorization of “illiberalism” as viable political practice? Can Europe remain a “Normative Power,” a force for liberalism, democracy and the rule of law in the world, in the face of rising powers and resurgent authoritarianism?

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Funding Opportunity: The ROTC Language & Culture Project

Deadline: November 2015 –  February 2016

All ROTC students who meet the eligibility criteria are able to participate in a Project GO domestic or study-abroad summer language programs at any of the participating universities. The following ROTC students are eligible for domestic programs only (CONUS): drilling members of the National Guard or Reserve; newly commissioned officers awaiting active duty; Army Green to Gold members.

Domestic and abroad summer 2016 Russian Language programs are offered at the beginning through the advanced level.

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Prof. Development: Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault’s (IDVSA) Research Fellows Program

Deadline: August 12, 2015

With generous support from the Shield Ayres Foundation, the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault’s (IDVSA) Research Fellows Program has up to five positions available for Fall 2015, with continuation in Spring 2016.  Fellows work directly with program directors to contribute in the following areas of interpersonal violence:

  1. Mapping Human Trafficking Crimes
  2. Victim-Centered Notification in “Cold” Cases
  3. College Campus Sexual Assault Research
  4. Testifying as an Expert Witness in Family Violence, Stalking and Strangulation Cases
  5. Measuring Statewide Prevalence of Sexual Assault Crimes

Through critical inquiry and collaborations with community partners, Fellows integrate theoretical knowledge and research activities with community engagement.  This program is up to one academic year long and Fellows commit to six hours a week. Fellows receive a small honorarium. See application for program details.  Information about IDVSA is available at     Information about Shield-Ayers is available at

Academic Prog: Applied Literary Translation Certificate and Degree Offered by the University of Houston-Victoria

First online session: begins January 2016

Dalkey Archive Press is pleased to announce that the program in Applied Literary Translation will now be offered through the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV). The program will now present several options to emerging translators, ranging from a credit-bearing Certificate to an MFA.

This unique program provides emerging translators with the opportunity to work closely with editorial staff to produce a book-length translation that will be published by Dalkey Archive. Over the past few years, Dalkey Archive has published, or will be publishing, over 30 literary translations by previous participants from this translation program. In addition to having their first book-length translation published, these translators will also receive training in writing readers’ reports, producing sample translations, acquiring rights, and copy editing translations, as well as gaining a professional understanding of contracts, marketing, and the grant-writing process. The program is open to emerging translators of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities.

Students with superior skills in English from non-English countries are especially encouraged to apply.

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Funding Opportunity: Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities – Columbia University

Deadline: October 5, 2015

Title: Fellowship Competition 2016-2017

Amount: $68,500

Description: 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 2016-2017. Fellows newly appointed for 2016-2017 must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2014 and July 1, 2016. The Fellowship Stipend for 2016-2017 is $62,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $6,500 research allowance per annum.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 5. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

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Funding Opportunity: Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts – Princeton University

Deadline: September 15, 2015

Title: 2016-2019 Fellowship Competition

Amount: $87,000

Description: The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2016-2019 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 $82,000. 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.

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

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Job Posting: Head of Office, OSCE, Srebrenica

Deadline: August 17, 2015

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Position: Head of Office

Level: Senior Professional

Area of Expertise: Political Affairs

Duty station: Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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