Tag Archives: August 2017

CFP: Slavic Conference (U of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for proposals: August 31, 2017

Wisconsin Slavic Conference
October 6-7, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film,
music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual Wisconsin Slavic
Conference (formerly titled AATSEEL-Wisconsin). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary
approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2017.

The most recent conference program is available at http://gns.wisc.edu/event/848/
This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Pavle Levi (Stanford University).

To present a paper at the Wisconsin Slavic Conference, please submit a proposal by August 31,
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Job: Graduate Student Facilitator, INSPIRE (U. of Texas at Austin)

Deadline for Applications: August 14, 2017

INSPIRE, an undergraduate women’s leadership program, sponsored by the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, is seeking a graduate student to fill a position as facilitator. (Read about INSPIRE here)

This position is responsible for coordinating activities and meeting with a small group of students twice a month to introduce them to new ways of thinking about leadership, higher education, community, feminist ideas (de-stigmatizing feminism), and communication. Discussions on leadership in feminist terms will begin the process of learning critical thinking and acquiring the tools to be successful in higher education and in the professional world. This position has the potential to continue over multiple years.

The successful candidate will:
Be able to foster the initiative and creativity of the young women. The facilitator will guide the conversation, but not take control of what will be talked about and discussed, or what projects they will engage in.  The facilitator serves as a guide and mentor. Continue reading

Call for Presenters: 2017-2018 Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality (U. of Texas at Austin)

Deadline for Submissions: August 13, 2017

The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality is looking for graduate students and faculty members to present their works for the fall semester. The Gender Symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of historical approaches to gender and sexuality. We aim to build a community of scholars working together to explore the benefits and challenges of incorporating these issues into their research. Gender and sexuality are not topics that we see as narrowly defined. We therefore seek presenters who engage with a variety of subjects, methodologies, and approaches. Our goal is to explore the creative and scholarly potential of gender and sexuality as fields of inquiry.

We encourage diverse styles of presentation, including:  informal presentations about research experience and/or primary sources, workshops that focus on a work-in-progress, critical discussions of a selection of readings, and formal presentations of conference papers or dissertation chapters. Continue reading

CFP: Special Issue of “Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media”

Deadline for Submissions: August 5, 2017

Issue 18: Digital Trauma in Eastern and Central Europe

Submissions are invited to a special issue on Digital Trauma in Eastern and Central Europe.

The special issue, edited by Anna Menyhért and Mykola Makhortykh, looks into the ways in which cultural and literary trauma is processed in the framework of digital memory and media studies. By analyzing how the 21st century digital environment influences both personal and collective trauma processing in local, national and trans-national communities within Europe, the issue strives to contribute to a better understanding of the link of current cultural developments to the collective traumas of the past in post-socialist countries.

The special issue derives its rationale from the ‘Trauma Studies in the Digital Age’ workshop, which was organized in Amsterdam at UvA and NIAS, in the framework of Anna Menyhért’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie project. We encourage further submissions, and suggest that those interested have a look at the project’s website, including the workshop, to have a better idea of possible themes (http://www.traprodig.humanities.uva.nl).

Please express your interest by 5 August 2017 and/or submit your contribution by 15 October 2017 by contacting Mykola Makhortykh at m.makhortykh@uva.nl.

For more information, click here.

Job: Ukraine, Minority Rights Advisor (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)

Deadline for Applications: August 11, 2017

OSCE SMM in Ukraine is seeking a Minority Rights Adviser with an advanced degree in relevant field, six years of experience in human and minority rights to identify, research, analyze, document, report on the situation of national minorities and religious communities within integrated human dimension monitoring activities. Advisor will coordinate within the Mission on planning and operational processes, prepare various documents and reports, and advise the Mission on activities in line with thematic responsibilities.

Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine
Area of Expertise: Democratization
Level: Senior Professional

For more information and to apply, click here.

Job: Student Services & Military Relations Coordinator (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: August 10, 2017

​Job Summary

Responsible for coordinating student services for Russia and East European Institute (REEI) degrees and for coordination of broader School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) military relations. For REEI, engages in graduate advising activities and designs and implements events that provide student academic and professional development. Also, assists with REEI’s recruitment efforts, including strategy and implementation, and maintains contact with REEI’s alumni. Additionally, coordinates and expands military relations for SGIS, acting as the school’s point of contact for this growing area of interest.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in a higher education setting. Knowledge of program design and evaluation strategies; and proven ability to author and manage information for publication to various platforms, including newsletter, website, and social media. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals including faculty, staff, and students. Clear organizational, management and presentation skills; demonstrated computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree; previous study of one area language; experience working with the military.

For further information and to apply: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/37549

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.

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

CFP: Extended Deadline: Ideology and Linguistic Ideas (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State U.)

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2017

Ideology and Linguistic Ideas
Tbilisi, Georgia
October 6-9, 2017

We are pleased to invite scholars interested in the history of linguistic
ideas developed alongside with different ideologies in different times. The
first conference on this theme was organized in 2015.

2017 year will be the 100th anniversary of the  October Socialist
Revolution, which changed the development of peoples of Former Russian Empire.
The new linguistic politics of Soviet Union and so called ”New Linguistic
Theory” were the consequence of this revolution. Due to this reason some
sessions of the conference will be dedicated to the problems of the history of
Soviet Linguistics and the Soviet Linguistic Politics.

The Conference is organized by the Giorgi Akhvlediani Society for the History
of Linguistics and Ivané Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

The conference will be held on 6-9 October, 2017 at Ivane Javakhishvili
Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia). Continue reading

CFP: Transition of Eastern European Music Industries After the Fall of Communism (U. of Lodz)

Deadline for Proposals: August 30, 2017

Call for expressions of interest to contribute a chapter to a book on transition of Eastern European music industries after the fall of communism.

“From State Control to Free Market: Transition of Eastern European Music Industries After the Fall of Communism”

Central and Eastern Europe during the last 28 years has been a place of radical political, economic and social transformation, and these changes have affected the cultural industries of these areas. Political and economic transformations coincided with the advent of digitalisation and the Internet, which intensified the changes. It can be argued that during the last three decades the music industries in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe were subject to two shocks: the first related to the fall of state-controlled economies, while the second was caused by the advent of the Internet. This posed a challenge both to record labels and artists, who after adjusting to the rules of the free market economy were faced with the falling sales of records caused by the advent of new communication technologies. This makes the Central and Eastern European music markets an interesting topic which requires further study. Despite the depth of transformation and the size of the region, there are not many publications in English which analyse these processes. Consequently, this volume aims at filling this gap by concentrating on the transition from state-controlled music industries to free-market ones in selected Central and Eastern European countries.

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