CFP: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Clemson University)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS 
58th Annual Meeting 
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 
Greenville, SC
March 12-14, 2020

The Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina, March 12-14, 2020. The meeting will be hosted by Clemson University. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.  

The John Shelton Curtiss Lecture at the Friday Banquet will be given by Professor Donald Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His talk is provisionally titled “GenSec:  The Brezhnev You May not Know.”  Raleigh has authored, translated, and edited numerous books on modern Russian history including Revolution on the Volga (1986), Experiencing Russia’s Civil War (2002), Russia’s Sputnik Generation (2006), and Soviet Baby Boomers (2012), a Russian-language edition of which was published in 2015. The book was short listed for the Pushkin House Prize in Great Britain and won the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Book Prize. His current book project, a biography of Soviet leader Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, has taken the author to archives in Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions. 

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Prof. Dev. : The Eco-System of the Language Industry – Panel and Networking Event (Women in Localization)

Event Date: September 24, 2019

We are pleased to invite you to the first Women in Localization, Texas Chapter Houston Event!

Winnie Heh, Associate Chapter Manger – Mentoring for the Silicon Valley Chapter, and Middlebury Institute of International Studies Career Advisor, Translation, Interpretation & Localization Management, will be joining us to present on importance of localization and various localization job functions available in our rapidly globalized world.

We look forward to the great discussion and networking!

Agenda

  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Registration and meet/mingle; catering provided
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Winnie Heh presents The Eco-System of the Language Industry
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Q&A and wrap-up

This event is FREE however please register your spot on Eventbrite!

Parking: Please park in the GreenStreet garage. The entrance is directly across the street from Station’s location in the Netrality building – Enter on Fannin between Polk and Clay. Station has secured all-day parking for $6/day. For this rate, please bring your ticket to get it validated.

If unable to attend, this event will be livestreamed.

Conference: The 5th Annual CLIC Conference: Diversity Across Settings of Language Use & Learning: Identity, Culture, and Gender

Deadline: (submissions) December 1, 2019
Event Date: April 17-29, 2020

The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication at Rice University would like to invite you to the 5th CLIC Conference “Diversity Across Settings of Language Use & Learning: Identity, Culture, and Gender” that will be held in April 17-19, 2020

The 5th Annual CLIC Conference focuses on analysis of a multidimensional definition of language and language acquisition shaped by the diversity of social settings in which language is used. It further focuses on the various aspects of diversity prompted by bilingual, multilingual and translingual interactions happening in a variety of environments such as: classroom and study abroad educational settings, workplace and office communication, personal interactions and internet-based communication through social media and related technologies.

Your submission should be sent to CLIC-conferences@rice.edu as an email attachment by December 1, 2019.

More details and call for papers can be found at the following link http://languagediversity.rice.edu/

If you happen to be in Houston this semester, we also offer CLIC Research Workshops that a leading to the 5th CLIC Conference. 

Conference/CFP/Funding: Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias + Travel Grants Available for Researchers from the Global South (University of Iceland)

Deadline: October 4, 2019 (grants); October 15, 2019 (proposals)

Europe’s Past, Present, and Future:
Utopias and Dystopias

University of Iceland | Reykjavik, Iceland
June 22-24, 2020  

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Council for European Studies, we reflect on the various ways in which Europe as a place, an idea, a people, an Empire, a utopia, and a dystopia has manifested itself. 

Iceland marks the ideal spot for this reflection, given its centrality to trans-Atlantic space, a core concept to the founders of CES. Iceland also represents the utopia of the European social model, and, at the same time, it was at the dystopian heart of the financial crisis. Finally, Iceland sits precariously at the juncture of tectonic plates, perhaps a geological metaphor for ongoing shifts, slides, clashes, and ruptures in the deep structure of Europe. 

The year 2020 marks the moment for this reflection, given recent and ongoing changes in the boundaries of European citizenship, the fragile institutional arrangements of the European social model, the postcolonial analysis of Europe in the world, the population dynamics that define who is European, Europe’s changing relationships with other regions and parts of world society, including the Global South, and the configuration of global hegemony. Having supported fifty years of research, CES is poised to advance these debates in various ways through cross-disciplinary global scholarship that deals with Europe in a comparative perspective.

CES thus invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers on the study of Europe, including its various expansions and contractions over CES’ fifty-year history. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, genders, scholarly career stages, and other pertinent identities. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, CES is committed to engaging participants from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, particularly from the Global South, by awarding a limited number of travel grants covering airfare and accommodation (in full or in part) to researchers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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CFP: Western Slavic and Eurasian Association Annual Conference

Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Call for Papers and registration are now open for the annual conference of the Western Slavic and Eurasian Association (WSEA) to be held from 1-4 April 2020, in Portland, OR at the Marriot Downtown Waterfront.  

WSEA holds its 62nd annual conference as part of the Western Social Science Association. To submit a proposal for a paper or panel, please register on the Western Social Science Association website:  http://www.WSSAweb.com/sections

WSEA encourages participation of graduate students.  The best graduate paper wins a prize and will be eligible for the graduate student paper prize sponsored by the ASEEES.

Please follow the instructions for submissions under the “Slavic and Eurasian Studies” section.  Deadline for submission is 1 December 2019.  

Papers from any academic discipline covering the range of Slavic and Eurasian Studies will be accepted.

For questions, please see http://www.wssaweb.com/upcoming-conference.html
or contact Evguenia Davidova email evguenia@pdx.edu 
or patrickpatterson@ucsd.edu  

CFP: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Greenville, SC)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS 
58th Annual Meeting 
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 
Greenville, SC
March 12-14, 2020

The Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina, March 12-14, 2020. The meeting will be hosted by Clemson University. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.  

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions. 

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CFP: “New Directions in Baltic Studies”

Deadline: October 15, 2019

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) conference will be held May 28th-30th 2020, in Charlotte, NC (USA) at Queens University. The conference theme is “New Directions in Baltic Studies.” We encourage papers which explore new directions in the field: new and innovative research methods, case studies, pedagogy, and research areas. Paper proposals will be accepted from faculty, other scholars and independent researchers, and advanced graduate students. Proposals from undergraduates or first-year graduate students require lead authors to be full-time faculty members. We are accepting proposals for panels, workshops, posters, and individual papers in the fields of history, politics, social sciences, culture, economics, education and pedagogy, digital humanities, libraries, literature, film, language, the Baltic diaspora, and the arts. 

Proposal abstracts of 250 words or less, with name, email, and institutional affiliation, can be emailed as an attachment to aabs2020@wingate.edu. 

Proposals due October 15th 

CFP: Negotiation of L2 Identities in the Age of Transnational Mobility (I-LanD Journal)

Deadline: November 1, 2019


I-LanD Journal – Identity, Language and Diversity

International Peer-Reviewed Journal

Call for papers for the special issue (1/2020)

Negotiation of L2 Identities in the age of transnational mobility: Enactment, perception, status, and language development

This special issue of the I-LanD Journal will focus on L2 identities in the age of transnational mobility. It will be edited by Annarita Magliacane (Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom), Anne Marie Devlin (University College Cork, Ireland) and Noriko Iwasaki (Nanzan University, Japan).  

Submission of abstracts

Authors wishing to contribute to this issue are invited to send an abstract of their proposed article of not more than 300 words (excluding references) in MS Word format by 1st November 2019. Proposals should not contain the authors’ name and academic/professional affiliation and should be accompanied by an email including such personal information and sent to: a.magliacane@ucc.ieannaritamagliacane@gmail.com;amdevlin@ucc.ieniwasaki@nanzan-u.ac.jp and ilandjournal@unior.it. Please put as subject line “I-LanD Special Issue 1/2020– abstract submission”.

Important dates

In order to publish this issue by June 2020, the most important dates to remember are as follows:

– Submission of abstracts: byNovember 1st, 2019
– Notification of acceptance/rejection: by November 10th, 2019
– Submission of chapters: by February 8th, 2020
– Submission of final manuscript: by May 2020- Publication of special issue: June 2020

CFP: Havighurst Young Researchers Conference, Cuma, Italy

Deadline: November 1, 2019

New Perspectives in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies

The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University (Ohio) welcomes applications from advanced graduate students and recent doctoral recipients (ABD to 5 years beyond Ph.D.) for the upcoming international Young Researchers Conference. The conference will take place from June 13-June 16th in Cuma, Italy at the Villa Vergiliana (Harry T. Wilks Center for Classical Studies) in the intimate surroundings of the Bay of Naples. 

This call for papers aims for a broad range of proposals with a focus on Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia. Papers will be pre-circulated and read by the conference participants, Havighurst faculty, and the key-note speakers. Because the theme is an open one, selection will be based not just on the quality of the proposals but on the interdisciplinary themes that emerge from these proposals. This conference offers participants the opportunity to workshop their recent research. 

The Havighurst Center will cover room and board and the cost of an excursion in the area. Limited travel funds are available. 

The deadline for the submission of the proposals is November 1st. Please send a one page abstract (no more than 500 words) and one-page CVs to the havighurstcenter@miamioh.edu with the subject 2020YRCproposal.

CFP: 10th World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies

Deadline: September 5, 2019

Call For Papers:
10th World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES), “Bridging National and Global Perspectives”
Gender and Digital Subjectivities in Russia
From LGBTQ discussion groups to self-help programs aimed at cultivating femininity, from anti-abortion activism to anti-rape consciousness raising, the Russian-language internet hosts multiple fora for practicing and reflecting on gender. Meanwhile, the state’s appeals to “traditional values” cast gender as a matter of national security: an aspect of Russian cultural sovereignty under attack from the West. Resulting policies restrict citizens to narrowly defined gender norms and victimize them for diverging. This situation has justifiably drawn scholarly attention to Russian “family values,” as well as to grassroots feminist and LGBTQ activism in the country. In addition to these strongly politicized discourses, the internet enables gender-related practices that shape available forms of subjectivization: the patterns of being, acting and becoming online. In Russia, as elsewhere around the world, people use the internet to figure out what it means to be a social, and therefore gendered, subject. The medium offers spaces for projects of discursive production, community building and self-construction around the issue of gender. These projects can be troubled or uniform, stagnant or changing, varied in their intensity and functions, and implicated in global processes in unexpected ways.The proposed panel will host a conversation about gender expressions and experimentations that occur within, alongside or beyond large-scale ideological battles. To that end, we invite papers in different disciplines that attend to contemporary practices of the gendered self on the Russian internet. 
Please submit a 200 word abstract of your paper (including name, home or work address, phone number, email), whether you will need AV equipment, and a 1-page CV by September 5, 2019. 

Panel Coordinators:

Jill Martiniuk, University of South Florida: jmmartiniuk@usf.edu 

Irina Sadovina, University of Tartu: irina.sadovina@ut.ee