CFP: Screening Youth, Cinematic Representation of Youth During the Soviet/Post-Soviet Period

Deadline: August 20, 2021

Proposals are invited for a thematic cluster of articles to appear in Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema on the topic of “Screening Youth,” to be published in early 2023; guest editor, Jenny Kaminer (Associate Professor of Russian, UC-Davis). Papers analyzing any aspect of the cinematic representation of youth during the Soviet- or post-Soviet periods—including close analyses of individual films or directors, as well as broader considerations of sociocultural and political questions—are welcome. Submissions that situate Soviet and/or Russian representations of youth on screen in the context of international cinematic trends are particularly welcome.

Please submit a short proposal (~200 words), along with a 1-page cv or short bio, to jekaminer@ucdavis.edu, by August 20, 2021.

Final submissions will be due by January 15, 2022.

CFP: Let’s Get to Work: Bringing Labor History and the History of Science Together

Deadline: September 30, 2021

From the labor in laboratory to the science in scientific management, the histories of labor and science are marked by intimate connections—many of which still await reflection and historical analysis. To provide a forum for productive conversation between labor historians and historians of science and to help address the pressing scholarly and political questions they share, the Science History Institute’s 2022 Gordon Cain Conference will explore the entanglements of science and labor as they have emerged around the globe between the 16th century and today.

Download the full call for papers as a PDF here: https://www.sciencehistory.org/…/labor_and_science_call…

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CFS: AATSEEL Stream: Data, Technology, and Language Acquisition

Deadline: August 15, 2021

AATSEEL is accepting submissions for the 2022 Conference in Philadelphia, February 17-20, 2022.  (Anyone submitting a proposal should plan to be present, to participate.)
We are looking for paper and roundtable entries for the following stream.  Please indicate your interest in joining this stream when making your submission here.
Data, Technology, and Language Acquisition

This stream is for anyone interested in how data and technology can be applied to language learning. 

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CFP: The XVIII Symposium of the International Dostoevsky Society (Nagoya, Japan)

Deadline: August 20, 2021

The XVIII Symposium of the International Dostoevsky Society will be hosted by Nagoya University of Foreign Studies. Sessions will be held on its new satellite campus located at the center of Nagoya City, from March 4th to 8th, 2022. The official languages will be Russian, Japanese, and English.
For more details: https://www.ids2022n.jp/

Proposals for papers on one of the Symposium themes will be accepted until August 20, 2021. Please send your proposal using our online submission system:
https://www.ids2022n.jp/application/
Symposium participants will be limited to about 150 speakers. 
Please note that membership in IDS is required before registration. Further information regarding membership: https://dostoevsky.org/membership/

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CFP: 4th CEENASWE Conference: Occultism and Politics in East-Central Europe

Deadline: July 30, 2021

Since the nineteenth century, East-Central Europe has experienced rapid social, political, and economic changes, which caused transformation and transformations in local societies. Rising nationalism culminating in the Revolutionary year 1848, echoes of the Romantic movement, ongoing industrialisation, First World War, the emergence of national states and disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, later followed by the World War Two and establishment of the socialist regimes represent some of the key milestones the region went through. New sciences emerged, and local intellectuals also tried to cope with the impetuses from the discoveries in the Orient. Since the mid-nineteenth century, the rise of occultism and its further spread throughout Europe represented a peculiar reaction to some mentioned milestones. Local states dealt with these occult and esoteric movements differently, from suppression to silent support, and the movements themselves had various ideas about the meaning and aims of nations. We wish to investigate the links between the state, power, and occult and esoteric ideas, movements, and key figures more closely in this conference.

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CFP: Professorial Career Patterns Reloaded Data , Methods and Analysis of Digital Humanities Research in the Field of Early Modern Academic History

Deadline: September 3, 2021

Conference: 27 –28 October 2021, Pre-Workshop/Hackathon: 20 –21 October 2021

The DFG research project “Early Modern Professorial Career Patterns – Methodological Research on Online Databases of Academic History“, collaboratively run by the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel and the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur in Leipzig, warmly invites you to participate in its concluding conference, to be held on 27-28 October 2021, alongside a preceding Hackathon, which will take place from 20-21 October 2021.

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CFP: Editorial Board, Policies, and Processes

Deadline: August 31, 2021

Vestnik was launched by SRAS in 2004 as one of the world’s first online academic journals focused on showcasing student research. We welcome and invite papers written by undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates. Research on any subject related to the broad geographic area outlined above is accepted. This includes but is not limited to: politics, security, economics, diplomacy, identity, culture, history, demographics, language, religion, literature, and the arts. If you have written solid research eligible for publication according to the guidelines below, submit it here.

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 Eligible Papers and Authors

Vestnik showcases student work on any topic related to the broad geographic area shown in the map above. This includes but is not limited to: politics, security, economics, diplomacy, identity, culture, history, demographics, language, religion, literature, and the arts. Research may focus on any majority or minority group that currently occupies or has historically occupied space within this geographic region.

Submissions must have been written while the author was still enrolled in a higher education program. The author may be no more than two years out of higher education and must be under the age of 35 at the time of submission. Authors of all nationalities and from all institutions of higher education globally are eligible, but the submission must be written in English.

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CFP: 22nd Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore

Deadline: October 1, 2021

The 22nd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will be held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH on Thursday April 7 – Sunday April 10, 2022.

Our current plan is to hold the conference as an in-person event, though we recognize that there are possible problems, even in these days of greater openness, associated with an in-person event, especially issues for everyone with regard to access to travel funding and for those coming from abroad with regard to visas and potential travel restrictions.  The Organizing Committee will periodically assess the situation and may ultimately opt for an all-virtual or a hybrid-style conference depending on local and global circumstances; most importantly, we will keep participants informed as to the modality to be employed for the conference.

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CFP: AATSEEL Stream: Neverending History: New Historical Cinema in Russia

Deadline: August 15, 2021

Please consider submitting a paper proposal for the AATSEEL stream of panels entitled Neverending History: New Historical Cinema in Russia. The deadline for submissions is August 15 via AATSEEL website.

Neverending History: New Historical Cinema in Russia

The last ten years of Russian cinema were marked by a search for new ways of narrativizing Soviet history. The trend came to a head in the late 2010s-2020s, with a succession of contentious and widely discussed works: Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole (2019), Andrei Konchalovsky’s Dear Comrades (2020), and the most controversial of them all – Dau by Il’ya Khrzhanovsky (2019-20). Precariously balancing historical accuracy and aestheticism, the films’ desire to destabilize accepted historical narratives became embedded in their form as well as in the plots, sparking a conversation about the emergence of new historical cinema in Russia.

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CFP: AATSEEL Stream: Othering and Authority in Slavic Studies

Deadline: August 15, 2021

From what scholarly position is the Slavic world studied? The Cold War bifurcated scholarship into pro- and anti-Soviet stances. Then and later, scholars in the Anglo-American world tended to imagine scholarship produced in the region as offering simply data, to be theorized by scholars elsewhere (perhaps after it has been dissociated from the theoretical frame in which it was presented, which is imagined as naively politicized). This attitude is hard to sustain given the increasing scholarly interaction between scholars who speak English and those who speak the languages of the region, the rise of scholars from the region in English-speaking academia, and the calls throughout the academy to “decolonize theory” and acknowledge that Western European and North American epistemologies and ontologies are not necessarily universally valid. Papers in this stream consider the conflicts and conversations in Slavic studies between methodologies and theories from varied locations.

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