2022 Danyliw Seminar on Ukraine Call for Proposals

Deadline: June 30, 2022

After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine will be back in person on 13-15 October 2022. The Seminar is hosted by the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa with the support of the Danyliw Foundation in Toronto.

Since 2005, the Danyliw Seminar has provided an annual platform for the presentation of some of the most influential academic research on Ukraine — from scholars, including doctoral students, based in Ukraine, the rest of Europe, the United States, Canada, or anywhere in the world. The 2022 Seminar will be in-person only.

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Tandem Postdoc Position “Digital History” (Justus Liebig University, Giessen)

Deadline: June 30, 2022

The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe –
Institute of the Leibniz Association and the Department of History and
Cultural Studies at Justus Liebig University Giessen are looking to
jointly fill the following position as of 1 October, 2022:

Tandem Postdoc Position “Digital History” (male, female, gender
diverse, full time−E 13 TV-H, max. 6 years according to WissZeitVG)

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Conference: The Gift of Architecture: Spaces of Global Socialism and their Afterlives

Online and In-Person Event: June 13-14, 2022


During the Cold War, the gifting of architecture was among the most visible manifestations of global socialism, or the multiple, evolving and often contradictory exchanges between the socialist countries and the decolonising world. In collaboration with local actors, Soviet, Eastern European and Chinese institutions designed, constructed and equipped hundreds of buildings for education, health, culture, industry and habitation in Ethiopia, Guinea, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mongolia, Tanzania, Vietnam and elsewhere. This conference will gather architectural historians and anthropologists who will discuss the ways in which the dynamics of gift-giving impacted the design, construction and the afterlives of these buildings. Scholars will debate whether the generosity and violence specific for gift-giving, the principle of reciprocity and the changing geopolitics and foreign trade in the Cold War facilitated the production and everyday uses of gifted buildings. By focusing on their continuous appropriation by inhabitants and users in Africa and Asia, this conference and the resulting publication will offer a more differentiated genealogy of global urbanisation and its architecture.

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Postdoctoral Research Officer (London School of Economics)

Deadline: June 9, 2022

Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa

This is a fixed term appointment for 24 months

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research officer, tenable from 1st September 2022 (or within 6 months of that date) for 2 years, based the London School of Economics, Department of Government.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who has a keen interest in political behaviour, has advanced training in quantitative statistical methods, is enthusiastic about applying new analytical techniques, and has a high level of proficiency in statistical software (e.g. R). Ideally, the applicant also has experience with quantitative text analysis, analysing survey data, designing survey experiments and/or causal inference.

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Research Assistant, Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy (Leipzig University)

Deadline: June 19, 2022

Founded in 1409, Leipzig University is one of Germany’s largest universities and a leader in research and medical training. With around 30,000 students and more than 5000 members of staff across 14 faculties, it is at the heart of the vibrant and outward-looking city of Leipzig. Leipzig University offers an innovative and international working environment as well as an exciting range of career opportunities in research, teaching, knowledge and technology transfer, infrastructure and administration.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Institute of Political Science, seeks to fill the above position from October 1st, 2022.

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 Sessional Lecturer Position 2022-2023 (University of British Columbia)

Deadline: June 14, 2022

Sessional Lecturer Position 2022-2023The Department of Central Eastern and Northern European Studies is now accepting applications for Sessional Lectureship in Winter 2022-2023.Subject to budgetary and enrolment considerations, the successful candidate will teach a section of the following course:
RUSS 410A (3 CR) Term 1
More information about this course is here

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Two-Year Position: Visiting Assistant Professor (Pomona College)

Deadline: June 21, 2022

 The Department of German and Russian at Pomona College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor to teach five courses beginning August 2022.  Ph.D. is required at the time of the appointment. Applicants should have relevant teaching experience in Russian language, literature, and culture, and should be able to teach a first-year, gen-ed, writing-intensive seminar. Native or near-native proficiency in English and Russian is required.  Interviewing will take place on Zoom. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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Acad. Job: Academic Coordinator, Berkeley Language Center (University of California)

Deadline: June 7 (primary)/June 23 (if position still unfilled)

The Berkeley Language Center (BLC) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Academic Coordinator I in the area of applied linguistics / second language acquisition and teaching to serve as the Associate Director (AD).

The BLC provides intellectual, pedagogical, and technological support for the teaching of languages on the Berkeley campus, in the Bay Area, and beyond. A complete list of current BLC services, facilities, personnel, and budget information is available for viewing here.

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CFP: JIS Symposium 2022: “The American Century & Its Challenges: U.S., Russia, China”

Deadline: June 1, 2022

Pasadena, California, 30 July 2022
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It is by now legendary that the 20th century was “the American Century.”
But, did the West celebrate prematurely the implosion of the Soviet
empire? Apart from “Havana Syndrome” (microwave attacks on U.S.
diplomats), Putin’s Russia, and its war to reclaim Ukraine, remains a
major geopolitical rival, with its hackers holding U.S. companies
hostage for ransom. Of the remaining communist one-party
states–People’s Republic of China, N. Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and
Cuba–“China” poses the greatest challenge. China’s hackers excel at
stealing U.S. civilian and military tech secrets, while its trade and
investment policies aim to create dependent “vassal” states. Thus, U.S.
companies are constrained by lack of parts that are manufactured abroad,
including strategic high tech and medicines. The question arises: Can
the U.S. heal its unprecedented internal social divisions of identity
politics, and find the courage to withstand China’s “smoke-and-mirrors”
gambit for world domination? According to David P. Goldman’s You Will Be
Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World, “China” has thrown
down the gauntlet globally, whose success would signify the ultimate
triumph of its “Made in China” strategy. Can democracies compete with
dictatorships in the 21st century without becoming like their
adversaries? If so, how can the American experiment in popular
self-government meet the challenges of an uncharted future?

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