Category Archives: Calls for Papers (CFPs)

CFP: “Image of the Self” (Lviv, Ukraine)

Deadline for Submissions: March 5, 2018

The International Association for the Humanities – MAG
Міжнародна Асоціація Гуманітаріїв
Международная ассоциация гуманитариев
Міжнародная асацыяцыя гуманітарыяў

2018 Annual Convention
Lviv, Ukraine
June 27-29, 2018
(In Partnership with Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv)

CONVENTION THEME: IMAGE OF THE SELF

This theme follows the previous convention’s “Image of the Other.”  We seek to examine the way states, societies, interest groups and social movements, as well as individuals, represent themselves to themselves and to others through manifold means including language, culture, literature, the politics of history, and politics as such.  Images of the self can be found, of course, not only in scholarship but also in popular writing, artistic expression, and in the public sphere.
How have some images given rise to stereotypes and instrumentalized narratives?  How have some others constituted resources for tolerance, mutual respect, and cooperation?  These issues appear in headlines worldwide, but they seem especially salient in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
MAG invites proposals directly or indirectly addressing topics related to the “Image of the Self.” Continue reading

CFP: Central Eurasian Studies Society 19th Annual Conference (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: March 28, 2018

About the Annual Conference

See also: http://www.centraleurasia.org/annual-conf

CESS Annual Conferences have been held at universities around North America since 2000, currently offering up to 70 panels and attracting around 300 participants from all over the world. For CESS 2018, we invite submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate. This year, for the first time, CESS will be organizing pre-conference workshops on Wednesday October 24 and Thursday October 25 ahead of the Annual Conference. CESS invites proposals from CESS members to design workshops – please see the section below. CESS 2018 will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, PA.

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CFP: 2018 MAG Annual Convention (Lviv, Ukraine)

Deadline for Submissions: March 05, 2018

Convention Information

The MAG Convention 2018 will take place at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine.

The building address is: Kozelnytska St, 2, Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, 79000.

The convention will begin in the early afternoon of Wednesday, June 27 and continue until the closing reception on the evening of Friday, June 29.

Registration will open on June 27, at 10:00am in the lobby of the Metropolitan Sheptytsky Center (2A Kozelnytska street).

The program will feature approximately 120 panels including about 350 presentations. Continue reading

CFP: Journal of Icon Studies (Museum of Russian Icons)

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 research@museumofrussianicons.org

Call for Papers: Spring 2018 Issue of The Birch (Columbia U.)

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm on Saturday, February 10th, 2018.

The Birch Journal, run by Columbia University undergraduates, is the first national undergraduate journal dedicated to Eastern European, Eurasian, and Slavic studies.
You are invited to submit your essays concerning the culture and politics of the region, as well as literary criticism, creative works (short stories, memoirs, poems, translations), and artwork or photography, to be published both in print and online in our upcoming edition. If you are an undergraduate, anything you may have written for a class in the field of interest may be accepted for publication!
Submissions are being accepted until 11:59pm on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. We encourage you to get your submissions in through our website early.
Please click here for more information on our website.

CFP: Great Lakes Ottomanist Workshop (U. of Chicago)

Deadline for Submissions: February 19, 2018

The 15th Great Lakes Ottomanist Workshop (GLOW) will be held at the University of Chicago on March 30 & March 31, 2018. GLOW is an annual gathering of scholars based in the region who study the history, literatures, and cultures of the Ottoman Empire. This year’s workshop will launch with a lecture by Prof. Nükhet Varlık (Rutgers University) on March 30th at 4:30 pm.

Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words to glottomanworkshop2018@gmail.com by Monday, February 19th. GLOW is an excellent opportunity to share your research and works in progress with your colleagues- graduate students are especially encouraged to apply.

We encourage contributions that focus on the Ottoman city as a site of authority, violence, leisure, as well as a space for intellectual and cultural production, and inter-communal and gendered encounters. Submissions unrelated to these themes are also welcome and will be given full consideration.

CFP: VGIK at 100 (SRSC)

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2018

Call for submissions: “VGIK at 100.” A special issue of Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema.

The oldest film school in the world—VGIK–celebrates its centenary next year and SRSC plans to commemorate this anniversary with a special issue. We welcome submissions on directors, teachers, students, and films associated with the Institute as well as papers on themes, techniques, methods, and other topics connected to the one-hundred year history of VGIK. In order to publish as many essays as possible, the word limit should be kept to 3000. The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018. The cluster will appear in issue 13.2.  

For more information, please contact the issue’s editor, Stephen M. Norris: norriss1@miamioh.edu.

CFP: “Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries” (Fabergé Museum)

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2018

Fabergé Museum International Academic Conference 
“Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

September 20–22, 2018
Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg

Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg organizes an International Academic Conference, “Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”, to be held September 20-22, 2018 at Fabergé Museum.

With one of the largest collections of Russian jewellery art in the world, Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg considers it its duty to study the topic from all angles and in a broad historical and cultural context. We hope to include in our conference contributions from art historians and critics, museum and archive professionals, collectors, and jewellers. Continue reading

CFP: Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia (U. of Houston)

Deadline for Submissions: January 24, 2018

The Honors College at the University of Houston, in collaboration with UH Energy and the American Councils/U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Fund, invites paper abstracts for a one-day interdisciplinary conference, Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia. From the oil boom in Baku more than a century ago, to the pipelines crisscrossing Russia and Eurasia today, energy and global politics have long gone hand in hand. Enormous energy resources in the region are critical factors in how countries throughout Eurasia relate to one another and to the rest of the world. This conference seeks to explore the historical and contemporary significance of energy in Russia and Eurasia in all of its dimensions, and to consider questions relevant to its future. The goal is to create a dialogue across disciplines about the topic, and to connect academics, students and industry people with expertise and interest in the region. Professionals who work in the global energy industry centered in Houston, and who have experience with Russia and Eurasia, will be invited to attend and actively participate in the conference.

We welcome academic papers that explore the theme from different disciplinary approaches including (but not limited to) political science, technology, geology, international affairs, history, literature, and cultural studies. Post-docs, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students may apply. Please submit an application that includes the items listed below to energyconference2018@gmail.com by January 24, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of their acceptance status by February 1, 2018. All-day conference will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Stipends to offset travel costs will be available to participants coming from outside of Houston. Continue reading

CFP: CIEE Annual Conference (Barcelona, Spain)

Deadline for Submissions: February 12, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2018

Across the country and around the world, exciting new educational models are emerging in an effort to prepare students for learning and working in the digital age. Flipped classrooms, artificial intelligence, online learning, competency-based education, adaptive learning, collaborative education, phenomenon-based learning, and design thinking are a few of the innovative approaches being used in higher education.

How can we broaden and accelerate this trend, especially in international education? What new education models successfully empower students to become innovators – skilled at not just adapting to change, but leading it? True, technology continues to make the world more interconnected and intercultural relationships more accessible – but that alone doesn’t prepare students to thrive in a constantly-changing world. Today’s students must be skillful at collaborating within diverse teams, understanding and appreciating global challenges, and looking at issues from multiple angles; all qualities which study abroad supports in meaningful ways – and which may rival the importance of obtaining proficiency in one discipline.

Questions before us include:

  • How can we take experiential learning abroad to the next level – to not only inform students but to form them?
  • How can we empower our students to be leaders of innovation so they can solve complex world problems?
  • How can we ensure new student-centered models emphasize global competencies like creativity, collaboration, and adaptability?
  • How does new educational technology encourage students to focus on global challenges?
  • How can we train students to break the single-discipline approach when addressing complex problems and instead use intercultural, interdisciplinary collaboration?

As a community of international educators, let us innovate and create the experiential learning models that empower students to change the world. Continue reading