Tag Archives: January 2017

Academic Program: European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Deadline for Applications: January 20, 2017 (Second Round: March 15, 2017)

The European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and 41 participating universities from all member states of the European Union are proud to present to you the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018.

E.MA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating up to 100 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Degree is also an action- and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives with skills building activities, an in-depth study of the following areas: Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards; Human Rights in Context: Historical, Philosophical, Religious and Anthropological Perspectives; Democratisation; Human Rights and Globalisation; Human Rights and Security. E.MA is the foundation for a successful career in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation.

5 reasons why people choose E.MA:

-Possibility to do internships and fellowships in leading human rights organisations
-Ties with EU institutions and links with international governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations for a regional and at the same time global experience
-Attractive placement opportunities
-Extensive worldwide E.MAlumni Association for contacts, job opportunities, career development, projects, research
-A unique human experience during which all those involved (students, faculty and resident staff) develop long-term bonds and networks with each other.  Continue reading

Job: Head of Human Dimension Unit (OSCE-Kyiv, Ukraine)

Deadline for Applications: January 12, 2017

Head of Human Dimension Unit (re-issued)
Area of Expertise: Human Rights
Level:  Senior management
Duty Station: Kyiv
Date of Entry on Duty: As soon as possible
Deadline for Applications: Apply by 12 January to receive full consideration (closing date: 19 January 2017)

View the job description: https://www.pae.com/careers-re act-opportunities

Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting.

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: https://www.pae.com/careers-re act by 12 January 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline. Continue reading

Job: Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights Department (OSCE-Tirana, Albania)

Deadline for Applications: January 11, 2017

Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights Department (extended)
Area of Expertise: Rule of Law
Level: Middle management
Duty Station: Tirana
Date of Entry on Duty: As soon as possible
Deadline for Applications: Apply by 11 January to receive full consideration (closing date: 17 January 2017)

View the job description: https://www.pae.com/careers-re act-opportunities

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: https://www.pae.com/careers-react by 11 January 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline. Continue reading

CFP: War Frenzy: Exploring the Violence of Propaganda (Princeton U.)

Deadline for Submissions: January 10, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS
Princeton Conjunction – 2017
An Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
May 11- May 13, 2017

WAR FRENZY
Exploring the Violence of Propaganda

In July 1942, in the middle of the Nazi advancement in the Soviet Union, Ilya Ehrenburg, one of the most cosmopolitan Soviet writers, addressed Soviet soldiers through the Soviet military newspaper Krasnaia Zvezda (Red Star). In the preceding decades, Ehrenburg became famous for his whimsical dispatches from Paris and Berlin. This time, his address was unambiguously titled “Kill them!”, appealing:

We know everything. We remember everything. We understand it now: Germans are not people… Enough of talking. Enough of outrage. Now, it’s time to kill. …Stop counting days. Stop counting miles. Count only the Germans you’ve killed… Do not fail to hit. Do not miss the target. Kill!

A classic example of war propaganda, the address framed war affectively. Deploying words and images as rhetorical weapon, Ehrenburg constituted a collectivity, channeling its anger and anxiety, providing it with a clearly defined aim, and suggesting an action to take. Descriptive and prescriptive at the same time, the address interpellated its audience, transforming readers into avengers.

Propaganda has always been a crucial part of war. Mobilizing through polarization, distortion and simplification, it helped to produce an effect of ideological cohesion and social solidarity, which, in turn, often resulted in disastrous military conflicts: be it the wars in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the Iraq war of the last decade, or the current wars in Ukraine and Syria (to name just a few). The program committee of this conference invites historically, ethnographically and theoretically grounded contributions that explore the role of propaganda in unleashing and framing military conflicts of the last century.
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Conference: 20th Anniversary Conference on Balkan Linguistics (Ohio State U.)

Dates of Conference: January 20-21, 2017

THE CURRENT STATE OF BALKAN LINGUISTICS — WHERE DO WE STAND?

A SYMPOSIUM IN RECOGNITION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KENNETH E. NAYLOR MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES

20-21 JANUARY 2017, AT THE BLACKWELL, ON THE CAMPUS OF THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

SPONSORED BY: THE KENNETH E. NAYLOR PROFESSORSHIP IN SOUTH SLAVIC LINGUISTICS, THE DEPARTMENT OF SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES, THE CENTER FOR SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES, THE HILANDAR RESEARCH LIBRARY AND RESOURCE CENTER FOR MEDIEVAL SLAVIC STUDIES, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS, ALL OF THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

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CFP: 7th Annual Czech Studies Workshop (UNC at Chapel Hill)

Deadline for Submissions: January 9, 2017

CFP: Seventeenth Annual Czech Studies Workshop

April 20-22, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



The Seventeenth Annual Czech Studies Workshop, which will be held at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 20-22, 2017, welcomes papers on Czech topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. Slovak topics will also be considered. In the past our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Areas of interest have been: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, sociology, and theater. Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format. Junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate.

This year’s program will also include a concert by the Defiant Requiem Foundation (http://jewishstudies.unc.edu/event/defiant-requiem- at-unc/) and an invited lecture by Petr Roubal of the Institute for Contemporary History in Prague (http://www.usd.cas.cz/cs/pracovnici/roubal-petr).

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 9, 2017.
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Academic Job: Non Tenure Track Asst. Professor-Russian (Saint Louis U.)

Deadline for Applications: January 9, 2017

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks an energetic scholar for a full-time non-tenure track position in Russian in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures with a specialization in Russia’s long twentieth century and with a strong preference for a focus on post-Soviet culture. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native command of Russian and English and must demonstrate an ability to teach Russian language at all undergraduate levels based on experience teaching Russian at a North American university. The candidate will have a Ph. D. in Slavic languages and literature, preferably by the time of the appointment in August 2017. Advanced knowledge of a second Slavic language and evidence of professional engagement with digital humanities or technology-enhanced learning are also highly desirable.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, to develop courses that can be cross-listed with other disciplines, to advise undergraduate majors and minors, and to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Russian and East European Area Studies program.

To receive full consideration for this position with a 3/3 teaching load, a complete application including curriculum vitae, cover letter, 4 letters of recommendation (one of which must address your language teaching), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a writing sample must be submitted online at https://jobs.slu.edu by January 9, 2017.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES convention in Washington, D.C. (November 2016) and by Skype.

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Conference: AATSEEL (San Francisco, California)

Deadline for Pre-Registration: January 1, 2017

The annual AATSEEL Conference will be held February 2-5, 2017 in San Francisco, California in the heart of Union Square at the Parc 55. Conference panels begin at 8:00 am on Friday, February 3rd and conclude midday on Sunday, February 5th.

Registration

Pre-registration for the conference is online, quick, and easy, and less expensive than on-site registration. Pre-registration will be available until January 1, 2017:

https://www.aatseel.org/registration

Special Events

Conference registration gives attendees access to all conference events and panels, complimentary breakfast, coffee, and the President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony on Friday evening (cash bar) and all of the Special Events at this year’s conference, including:

  • Advanced Seminars with experts in the field:

-Harsha Ram, “Paris, Petersburg, and Tiflis: The Physiology as a Travelling Genre”
-Beth Holmgren, “Performance Studies in Russia and Eastern Europe”

Issues in the Field panels:
-Publishing
-Navigating the Slavic Job Market
-Developing New Course Proposals (with Ben Rifkin)
The Art of Teaching Russian

  • Poetry Translation Roundtable with well-known translators
  • Forum on the forthcoming textbook Panorama (authors: Ben Rifkin, Evgeny Dengub, and Suzanna Nazarova)
  • Teaching Workshop (Pre-registration required) on Structured Input Activities for Teaching Grammar in the Communicative Classroom with Julia Mikhailova, William J. Comer, and Lynne deBenedette
  • Keynote Address by Michael Katz
  • Film Screening of Finding Babel with Grisha Freidin and the film’s director David Novack
  • Eight thematic streams organized by specialists in the field that will offer panels throughout the conference – for more on the streams: http://www.aatseel.org/program/stream-topics-2017/
  • Hundreds of presentations on the teaching and learning of Slavic languages, literatures, and cultures.

For more on these and other special events:
http://www.aatseel.org/program/2017-conference-special-events/

For the full conference program:
https://www.aatseel.org/cfp_program_2017

Accommodations

We expect our room block to fill – we are currently 70% full. Please book your stay at the Parc 55 as soon as possible to secure your room for the conference:

http://www.aatseel.org/program/hotel/

Questions?

Please contact Rachel Stauffer, AATSEEL Conference Manager: aatseelconference@usc.edu

Travel: Harvard Summer Program (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Deadline for Applications: January 26, 2017

Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi, Georgia
Dates:  June 19 – August 11, 2017
2017 Faculty:  Professor Julie Buckler, Dr. Veronika Egorova

Advance your Russian-language skills while exploring Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s longstanding cultural and political relationship with Russia. The ancient capital city of Tbilisi, which is rapidly developing itself for the twenty-first century, offers a distinctive and  fascinating site for urban studies and a guiding theme for your Russian-language learning.  We will undertake small-group fieldwork projects that allow us greater contact with the city and its residents, as well as opportunities to use Russian in real-world situations.  We’ll meet with city experts, writers, artists, preservationists, politicians, and NGOs.  You’ll also take several trips within Georgia – to Mtskheta, Davit Gareja, Gori, Borjomi, Batumi, and Kazbegi — to gain a deeper understanding of the Georgian nation and its regional context. 

Program Structure 

Your studies include intermediate-Russian language courses every weekday and additional sessions two to three times each week, devoted to Tbilisi small-group urban fieldwork projects; Georgian culture, history, literature, film; and Russian literature and culture about the Caucasus. Note: A pre-departure introduction to Georgian language will be available for participants and additional non-credit Georgian language study may be arranged as part of the program in Tbilisi for those desiring to study Georgian. Continue reading

Academic Job: Asst. Prof. in Literary Studies (HSE-Moscow, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: January 20, 2017

School of Philology, The Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia,
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of
Assistant Professor in literary studies.

The School is part of the Faculty of Humanities. It offers one
bachelors’ and two masters’ programs in Russian and comparative
literature. The research foci of the faculty are literary history,
poetics, typology and theory of Russian, European and American
literatures, comparative studies, translation studies, history and
theory of culture.

We are looking for a colleague with a research interest in one of
these fields and commitment to teaching an advanced course in English,
German, Italian, or Spanish and a course in literary analysis in the
same language (18th-21st centuries).

The extended deadline is January 20, 2017.
More details on the position and application materials can be found in
the formal call for applications here:
https://cas.hse.ru/Philology_2017_2018

The applications are to be submitted via the form online.

More information on School of Philology:
https://philology.hse.ru/en/

Questions can be directed to Elena Ostrovskaya at elena.ostrovskaya@gmail.com