Tag Archives: December 2016

Travel: 2017 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program (Bulgaria)

Deadline for Applications: December 28, 2016


Now accepting applications! Deadline to apply: December 28, 2016

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term summer seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S.

In 2017, three summer programs will be offered to Bulgaria, Chile, and Thailand. A total of 48 awards are available (sixteen per program) at the elementary and middle school, high school, and postsecondary educator levels. The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $600.

For more information, please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/applicant.html

View our latest newsletter featuring the Seminars Abroad program: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USED/bulletins/172e1d3

CFP: Pedagogy of Images II: Depicting Communism for Children (Princeton University)

Deadline for Submissions: December 15, 2016

Call for Papers for Junior Scholars
Pedagogy of Images II:
Depicting Communism for Children
Princeton University,
March 31 – April 1, 2017


The Pedagogy of Images project started in 2015 with an exploratory symposium that mapped out approaches to studying the process of amalgamation of text and image within the boundaries of the illustrated book for young Soviet readers. As a part of the general desire to translate Communism into idioms and images accessible to children, these books visualized ideological norms and goals in a way that guaranteed easy legibility, without sacrificing the political appeal of the message.

Using a corpus of Soviet-era illustrated books for children from the collections of the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University, the participants of the first meeting focused on the dual verbal-visual representation of the Communist imaginary and sensibility in early Soviet books. The initial symposium also had a second purpose: to achieve a more nuanced awareness of the ways in which digitization of these works can facilitate more exhaustive mining of the information contained in these rich graphic and verbal artifacts. Anedited volume growing out of the work of this first symposium is currently in production.

The goal of the second symposium is to expand the generational boundaries of scholars working on early Soviet children’s books. We invite advanced Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D graduates from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to submit their proposals for participating in a two-day symposium that will take place at Princeton University on March 31- April 1, 2017.   Continue reading

Professional Development: Alfa Fellowship Program (Moscow, Russia)

Application deadline: December 1, 2016

Alfa-Bank and Cultural Vistas are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Alfa Fellowship Program, an 11-month fully-funded professional development initiative in Russia for young American, British, and German leaders.

Fellowship provisions include a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing, and insurance.

Program components:
• Language training prior to departure
• Russian language course in Moscow
• Seminar series with key public and private sector offi­cials
• Work placements at prominent organizations in Moscow, in private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations

• Graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
• Russian language proficiency is preferred

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Academic Job: Post-Doctoral Fellow (U. of Southern California)

Deadline for Applications: December 2, 2016

University of Southern California,
USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities 
Postdoctoral Scholar,
USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 cohort of the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities.

Launched this Fall, the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities emerged from a previous program, the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities. The USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities supports advanced research by postdoctoral fellows and faculty members by promoting intellectual exchange and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

The Society plans to admit up to five postdoctoral fellows.

Fellows are appointed for two-year terms during which they pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester for full-time research. The salary for postdoctoral fellows is $57,500 per year plus fringe benefits, with an additional research and travel account of $6,000 per year.

For more information about the Society, please visit: http://societyoffellows.usc.edu/research-and-teaching-in-the-humanities/

To apply, please visit: http://societyoffellows.usc.edu/apply/humanities-fellowship/

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Associate (Yale University)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2016

Yale University, Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy Henry Chauncey Jr. ’57 Postdoctoral Associate

The Chauncey Postdoctoral Fellowships are up to three positions funded by the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy for one year renewable for one additional year. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose work addresses questions of statecraft and grand strategy and demonstrates excellence in one of a range of academic disciplines and methodologies.

Postdoctoral fellows must have completed their PhD degree to begin the fellowship. They are expected to use their time at Yale to conduct original research and prepare manuscripts for publication. Working with an active academic community of postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines, postdoctoral fellows may examine a variety of areas of statecraft and grand strategy, including issues of security, economic development, environmental sustainability, global health, and human dignity.

A member of the Yale faculty will serve as a mentor during the fellowship and will meet on a regular basis with the fellow. Postdoctoral fellows may teach small seminars if desired. They participate regularly in research colloquia on campus and are granted opportunities to present their work. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Grand Strategy Program and International Security Studies by participating in its activities and development.

Fellows will be expected to conduct their own research and may teach a course on a subject relevant to grand strategy during each year in which they hold the fellowship. The stipend will be $55,000.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Prof. Devel.: 2017 Seminars Abroad (Fulbright-Hays)

Deadline for Applications: December 28, 2016


Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education provides grants to K-12 and postsecondary educators to study and travel abroad?

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S.

In 2017, summer programs will be offered in Bulgaria, Chile, and Thailand. A total of 48 awards are available (sixteen per program). The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $600.


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Academic Job: Asst. Prof. in History of Modern Russia (U. of Warwick)

Deadline for Applications: December 11, 2016

University of Warwick

Assistant Professor in History of Modern Russia (78072-116)

  • Salary: £39,324 to £46,925 per annum
  • Location: Coventry
  • Contract Type: Permanent

The Department of History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in the History of Modern Russia. You will conduct research in the history of Modern Russia, and be prepared to work in collaboration with colleagues within the Department, and across the University. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University.

You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in any of the history of Modern Russia. We welcome applicants working in any area of this field. However, we particularly encourage applications from candidates who will be able to enhance existing research strengths in the department. Continue reading

CFP: Romanian Studies Organization (Indiana Univ. Bloomington)

Deadline for Submission: December 16, 2016

The Romanian Studies Organization at Indiana University is pleased to announce its tenth annual international conference, taking place April 14-15, 2017, on the Bloomington campus. We welcome proposals from graduate students and recent PhDs on any topic related to Romania, Moldova, or the Romanian diaspora, in any discipline or methodology. Past panels have included: “Landscapes of Heritage in Romania,” “Politicizing Ethnicity: Individual and Collective Identities,” “Agency and Authenticity under Socialism,” “The Pain of Transition: Continuities and Changes between Regimes,” and “Civil Society, Corruption, and Resistance in (Post) Communist Romania.” We especially encourage interdisciplinary approaches but we regularly accept papers from historians, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, linguists, literary critics, and musicologists.

This year the keynote address, titled “Women and the Moral Dimension of Politics in Contemporary Romania,” will be delivered by Dr. Mihaela Miroiu, professor of Political Science at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, in Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Miroiu is a political theorist and feminist philosopher. She received her PhD in Philosophy from University of Bucharest. Dr. Miroiu has authored twelve books, including Priceless Women (2006), Road to Autonomy: Feminist Political Theories (2004), and Convenio: On Women, Nature and Morals (1996). Dr. Miroiu founded the first gender studies Master’s program in Romania in 1998 and helped to organize one of the earliest independent women’s nongovernmental organizations in the country. She is an expert advisor to both UNESCO and the European Union, and has won numerous international fellowships and awards.

Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words, along with your contact information and a brief biography, to Elena Popa at romso@indiana.edu by December 16, 2016. Please submit abstracts in .doc file format rather than .docx or .pdf. We will send notifications of acceptance by January 18, 2016.

 Any inquiries about the conference or the program may be directed to Elena Popa at romso@indiana.edu.

Travel: Learn Russian in the European Union (Daugavpils Univ.)

Deadline for Participation: December 1, 2016

“Learn Russian in the European Union” invites applications to customized semester abroad programs, hosted by the Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics at Daugavpils University:

• Russian Language, Literature and Culture.
• Russian Language and East European Studies.

Both programs include intensive ”Russian as a Foreign Language” module. Group and elective courses in the selected field are also included.

The programs are provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels. Daugavpils University will award 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. No visa is required to study for citizens of the USA and Canada.

The application deadline for Spring 2017 semester is December 1, 2016.

Major features:
– Accommodation with a Russian-speaking host family.
– Groups formed exclusively from the “Learn Russian in the EU” international students.
– Tutors from the Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics.
– Native Russian student communication partners.
– Full language and cultural immersion in the most Russian city of the European Union.
– Excursions, field trips, cultural and sports activities.
– Local health insurance, two-way airport transfer, orientation, local mobile phone, and        more.
– Optional guided trip to Russia or Belarus. Visas can be obtained from consulates located in Daugavpils.

For more information please visit www.learnrussianineu.com/semester-abroad-programs

We will be happy to provide more details and answer questions during the ASEEES Convention in Washington DC on November 17-20, 2016. Please visit the “Learn Russian in the European Union” booth #114.

Daugavpils University is the major academic and research institution in Eastern Latvia. The Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics has a long tradition of research and teaching Russian language and literature to teachers, philologists and linguists. The Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics runs Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs in Russian philology, as well as programs in pedagogy, translation, and intercultural communication.

Daugavpils, the second largest city in Latvia, is a unique place – a Russian-language enclave and the most Russian city in the European Union. Students will experience full language immersion and acquire an amazing cultural experience in a city, which was a part of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union for centuries, and which has remarkable historical heritage linked to Russia and Russian-European relations.

Sergey Simonov
„Learn Russian in the European Union” project
Office:  +371 65407209 | Fax:  +371 65801117  | Mobile: +371 29544413 | s.simonovs@latinsoft.lv
Web:  www.learnrussianineu.com | www.facebook.com/LearnRussianInEU

CFP: RAW (Research-Art-Writing) Conference 2016 (UT-Dallas)

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2016


University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
February 24th and February 25th, 2017
Keynote speakers: Dr. Nnedi Okorafor and Dr. Stephen T. Asma
Theme: Hybridity and Monstrosity
Submission Deadline: December 31th, 2016
Early Acceptance Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2016

The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its ninth annual RAW: Research, Art, Writing graduate symposium on February 24th and 25th at the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, TX. Organized by and for graduate students, RAW offers students from around the country the opportunity to share their work and ideas with peers across the humanities disciplines. As part of our ongoing efforts to create access for graduate students and advanced undergraduates whose work challenges the boundaries of traditional academic endeavor, the theme for this year’s RAW symposium is “Hybridity and Monstrosity.” Hybridity of ideas or organisms is inherently creative, disrupting accepted cultural norms and producing new artifacts that may be mind-expanding, paradigm-shifting, or literally terrifying, but which always raise questions worthy of investigation. We encourage you to submit papers, artwork, or other projects that introduce new theoretical paradigms into the conventional discourse, that uncover the grotesque in the everyday, or that bridge the gap between seemingly incompatible modes of inquiry. We will, of course, also accept proposals for work that occupies the relatively tamer spaces in traditional humanities scholarship. Continue reading