Tag Archives: August 2017

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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CFP: Slavic Graduate Conference (Princeton U.)

Deadline for Submissions: August 25, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Grafting the Self

Princeton University, October 19-21, 2017
Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Princeton University
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Sponsored by the Princeton Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies

Keynote Speaker: Lilya Kaganovsky (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for submissions: August 25, 2017

Grafting the Self is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore instances of experimentation with individual and collective identity within the context of Central and Eastern Europe. From the iPhone to prosthetic limbs, from globalism to localism, the early 21st century faces new shifts in the paradigms of personhood and of traditional forms of subjectivity. High tech objects and the manufacture of identity have become grafted onto each other. New media and technologies are giving space to new forms of agency and have, more recently, aided the rise of new understandings of identity. The assemblage nature of the app revolution, the palimpsestic phenomenon of globalization and the prosthetic world of bio-mechanics all give rise to new ways of composing the Self. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Title VI International Research and Studies Program (Dept. of Education)

Deadline for Applications: August 14, 2017

The International and Foreign Language Education Office of the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for FY 2017 new awards under the Title VI International Research and Studies Program (IRS) Program.

The IRS program provides grants to institutions, public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to conduct research and studies or to develop instructional materials to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. IRS program funds may not be used for the training of students and teachers. Cost-sharing is not required. Continue reading

CFP: Wisconsin 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.

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, 2017.

A complete proposal consists of:
1. Author’s contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, telephone, and email).
2. Paper title
3. 300-500 word abstract
4. Equipment request (if necessary)

Please send proposals by email to: Ilona Sotnikova, sotnikova@wisc.edu

Please include “Wisconsin Slavic Conference” in the subject line of your email. All submissions will be acknowledged and considered, and all applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals no later than September 15.

CFP: Utopianism and Dystopianism in Russian, Soviet, Eastern European, and Eurasian Art (SHERA)

Deadline for Proposals: August 14, 2017

Session Title: Utopianism and Dystopianism in Russian, Soviet, Eastern European, and Eurasian Art

Session Co-chairs: Joes Segal, Wende Museum, Los Angeles; Ksenya Gurshtein, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles

Submission Deadline and Instructions: The deadline to submit proposals for talks is August 14, 2017; to submit your proposal, send the following to Joes Segal (jsegal@wendemuseum.org) and Ksenya Gurshtein (ksenya@gmail.com): 1) a 250 word abstract; 2) a shortened CV; 3) a brief note explaining your interest in the session; and 4) a completed session participation proposal form found at the end of this PDF document: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/call-for-participation.pdf

Note on Additional Session Participation Requirements: All speakers selected for the session must have a current individual CAA membership by August 28, 2017. You can learn more about CAA membership here: http://www.collegeart.org/membership

This panel considers the impact of utopian and dystopian thought on the art of Russia, the Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia from the modern period until the present day. 2017 has brought us reminders of the power that utopia as a concept still has in shaping our understanding of the historic avant-gardes in the region. In the early twentieth century, the arts in the region embraced unprecedented aspirations for social transformation. By the end of the twentieth century, the collapse of socialism in the Eastern Bloc became widely associated with the “passing of mass utopia.” During the decades in between, the Soviet Union and later its “satellite” states were a global epicenter of utopian thought promoted at the state level and at times embraced enthusiastically by producers of visual culture who imagined new visual languages, new purposes for their work, and new modes of working. As official ideology came under pressure, the region also witnessed a rise of dystopian and anti-utopian impulses in the arts. After the end of state communism, both utopian and dystopian ideas have motivated artworks in the post-socialist countries seeking to define new identities. Meanwhile, greater awareness of such movements as nineteenth-century Russian Cosmism and its extensive influence on twentieth-century art urges us to investigate intellectual histories that give a deeper historical account of utopianism in the region in the “longue durée.” Papers on all topics relevant for this theme will be considered for the session; some of these topics include: Continue reading

CFP: Association for Borderlands Studies World Conference 2018 (U. of Vienna)

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2017

Association for Borderlands Studies World Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

After the success of the ABS 1st World Conference in 2014, The Association for Borderlands Studies is most pleased to announce the second event in this truly international conference series. The ABS 2nd World Conference is organized by the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna and hosted in Vienna and Budapest, 10th to 14th July 2018. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire, we invite proposals for individual papers, posters, complete panels, podium discussions and other interventions related to the interdisciplinary study of borders, border areas and cross-border interaction. The organizing theme for this Conference is:

Border-Making and its Consequences – interpreting evidence from the “post-Colonial” and “post-Imperial” 20th Century

Borders and borderlands are again at the centre of debate regarding global political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental tensions and conflicts – they also potentially offer spaces of negotiation and dialogue for their resolution. Global history however testifies to the fact that borderlands have frequently been a target of mistrust, precisely because they have been perceived as threatening – as ambiguous spaces of identity, allegiance, and historical memory. Attempts to eradicate borderlands have taken place through armed conflict, the ideological creation of the Cold War and other confrontational borders, the dismemberment of states, territorial shifts and, most drastically, ethnic cleansing.

The post-imperial experience of Europe, for example, raises numerous questions that relate to borders, identities and citizenship and, ultimately, migration. The dissolution of multinational empires such as the Austro-Hungarian and the Ottoman in the early 20th Century as well as the creation of new states and/or borders in Western Europe, such as Ireland, which inspired other subjects of colonial empires, were momentous historical events with far-reaching consequences far beyond Europe. However, one of the lessons that emerged from this experience is that nationalisms that insist on singular identities and cultural homogeneity are permanent sources of conflict. Whereas borders and the creation of new nation-states were considered a solution to war after WWI, subsequent events and the disaster of WWII have proved otherwise. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Banting Postdoc Fellowships (Government of Canada)

Deadline for Applications: August 30, 2017

Title: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: Government of Canada
Amount: $70,000/year, 2 years

Description: The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth. The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to: attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally; develop their leadership potential; and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow. Eligible areas of research are health research, natural sciences and/or engineering, and social sciences and/or humanities. 

More Info: http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html