Tag Archives: September 2017

Job: Opportunities with Journal “Eurasian Geography & Economics”

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

The Taylor & Francis published journal, “Eurasian Geography & Economics,” has experienced positive growth and evolution over the decades. In its current incarnation, the journal is in excellent shape with robust submissions and a timely review-to-publication rate. Colleagues interested in contributing to its continued success are invited to submit applications for editor-in-chief and associate editor positions.  The application deadline is September 1, 2017.

Informal inquiries are welcome and may be directed to its editor-in-chief: John (Johno) O’Loughlin, johno@colorado.edu.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: 2 Scholarships for International Doctoral Candidates (U. of Passau)

Deadline for Applications: September 04, 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The interdisciplinary and inter-faculty DFG Research Training Group 1681/2: Privacy and Digitalisation, co-embedded at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Law of the University of Passau, in co-operation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), invites applications for 2 scholarships for international doctoral candidates (€1,000 per month) to start 1 April 2018. The three-year funding line is provided by the DAAD. In addition to the stipend, the scholarship holders will be awarded a fixed sum for travel expenses, health, accident and liability insurance as well as a contribution towards their research expenses.

About the Research Training Group (RTG)

The doctoral programme focuses on the privacy-related aspects of digitalisation and thus engages in a highly topical and politically relevant theme of outstanding social and academic importance. The aim of the doctoral programme is to assess the significance of privacy under the conditions of digitalisation and increasing informational heteronomy and to evaluate the existing privacy concepts in this context. This takes place in the three fields of enquiry ‘digitality’, ‘surveillance and control’ and ‘self-determination and responsibility’.

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Academic Job: Tenure-track Asst. Professor (Wesleyan U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017

Wesleyan University’s Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.  Specialization is open, but we welcome the ability to teach courses on twentieth-century and contemporary Russian literature, culture, and society.  Native or near-native fluency in Russian required.

The appointment is in an interdisciplinary program and will require working with colleagues in political science, history, religion, and language and literature, so preference will be given to applicants with a proven commitment to interdisciplinarity. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field in hand by the time of appointment.  The teaching load is 2/2.  Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.  Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that deeply values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: First Book Subvention Program (ASEEES)

Deadline for Submissions: September 01, 2017

In 2014, the ASEEES Board of Directors voted to dedicate $10,000 per year from the Association’s endowment dividends for subvention of books by first-time authors who have already secured publishing contracts. Multiple awards of up to $2,500 will be made on a competitive basis each year, with funds paid directly to the press.

A multidisciplinary committee of senior scholars will evaluate applications; the committee will also include a publishing professional as a non-voting member who will advise on budgetary matters. In deciding how to allocate these funds, the committee takes into account both the scholarly significance of the book and the demonstrated need for subvention support. Applications are invited from all disciplines.

There are two annual deadlines for applications: February 1 and  September 1

  1. Authors must be regular or student members of ASEEES for the year of the application submission plus at least the immediately preceding year (affiliate or joint members are not eligible).
  2. Subventions will only be awarded for individually authored first books. (Multiple authored books are not eligible; an applicant who has already published an edited collection will not be disqualified.)
  3. Manuscripts must be in English and, in the view of the selection committee, make a substantial scholarly contribution to Slavic, East European, and/or Eurasian Studies. English translations of first books published initially in another language will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but will generally not receive highest priority.
  4. The Press must agree to acknowledge subvention support from ASEEES in the front matter of the book, and to provide ASEEES with a copy of the finished work upon publication. The acknowledgement to ASEEES should read as follows: “Publication of this book was made possible, in part, by a grant from the First Book Subvention Program of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.”
  5. The press must agree to submit a brief itemized report on how subvention funds were spent within two months of the book’s publication date.
  6. Applicants must actively seek funding from additional sources, including the author’s home institution; ASEEES prefers to split subvention costs with other institutions whenever possible.
  7. A press may submit no more than 2 applications per cycle (including resubmissions).

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Funding Opportunity: Senior Fellowships (Dedalus Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017

The Dedalus Foundation’s Senior Fellowship program is intended to encourage and support critical and historical studies related to painting, sculpture and allied arts from 1940-1991, with a preference shown to Abstract Expressionism.

Under this program, fellowships are awarded to writers and scholars who have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and who are not currently matriculated for academic degrees. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Fellowship stipends vary according to the needs of the specific project, with a maximum of $30,000.

Inquiries may be directed to fellowships@dedalusfoundation.org

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Funding Opportunity: Summer Stipends (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: September 27, 2017

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation.

Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.

Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.

For more information and to apply click here.

Funding Opportunity: Undergraduate Research Fellowship (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Application: September 15, 2017

Title: Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Office of Undergraduate Research
Amount: $1,000

Description: The purpose of the URF competition is to provide support (up to $1,000) for scholarly research projects conducted by University undergraduate students. Fellowships are intended to cover costs associated with research projects proposed and written by undergraduate student applicants and undertaken with the supervision of a University tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure track faculty member, or full-time Research staff member. The supervisor will attest to the appropriateness of the student’s research expenses throughout the project, and will need Principal Investigator (PI) status in order to request IACUC, IBC, or IRB approvals, if applicable.  Visit website for eligibility information.  Some restrictions apply.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by September 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://ugs.utexas.edu/our/scholarships/urf

CFP: An environmental history of wars in Central Europe (Hungarian Historical Review)

Deadline for Submissions: September 30, 2017

Call for journal articles

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its third issue in 2018,
the theme of which will be

“An environmental history of wars in Central Europe”

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: September 30, 2017 The deadline for the accepted papers: January 31, 2018

The environmental changes of the last millennium in East Central Europe have been studied for decades, and historians, archaeologists, and natural scientists have made substantial contributions to a more nuanced understanding of the relationships between the environment on the one hand and cultural and political history on the other. Historical processes can hardly be grasped in their complexity without some understanding of the changes that have taken place in the natural environment, and yet for the most part environmental history has remained a marginal topic or perspective in the study of the history of East Central Europe. Indeed, in many countries of the region it is still regarded as an auxiliary discipline of importance primarily simply because it adds an interdisciplinary angle to more traditional historical inquiries.

Environmental history does not have a single agenda. It is neither a turn nor a paradigm in historiography. There are many ways to write environmental history. For their part, archaeologists, geologists, geographers, biologists, palynologists, climatologists etc. have made important contributions, but their work and methodologies have not yet been organized systematically to produce a holistic picture precisely because of the absence of a synthetic historical approach. Furthermore, sometimes these scientists have neglected one another’s work, and some of the different disciplines continue to arrive at contradictory findings. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Research Travel Grants Program (Gerald R. Ford Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017

Title: Research Travel Grants Program
Sponsor: Gerald R. Ford Foundation
Amount: $2,200

Description: The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards grants of up to $2,200 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. A grant defrays travel and living expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply, but they will be responsible for the costs of travel between their home country and North America. The grants only cover travel within North America. Library collections focus on Federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s. There are earlier and later materials depending upon your topic.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by September 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/foundationgrants.asp

CFP: Central Slavic Conference (St. Louis, Missouri)

Deadline for Proposals: September 01, 2017

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 20-22, 2017.

Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies).  Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer at CentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than September 1, 2017.  Early proposals are encouraged.  All proposals should include:

  • Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information;
  • For individual paper presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
  • For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
  • For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.

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