Thursday, September 12, 2019
We're pleased to announce that we have two great academic job positions available! Associate/Full Professor - East Central Europe https://lnkd.in/ezbET5N and Assistant/Associate Political Scientist - Russia/Eastern Europe https://lnkd.in/ehFHUKS
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Deadline: January 15, 2020
The Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina, March 12-14, 2020. The meeting will be hosted by Clemson University. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.
The John Shelton Curtiss Lecture at the Friday Banquet will be given by Professor Donald Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His talk is provisionally titled “GenSec: The Brezhnev You May not Know.” Raleigh has authored, translated, and edited numerous books on modern Russian history including Revolution on the Volga (1986), Experiencing Russia’s Civil War (2002), Russia’s Sputnik Generation (2006), and Soviet Baby Boomers (2012), a Russian-language edition of which was published in 2015. The book was short listed for the Pushkin House Prize in Great Britain and won the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Book Prize. His current book project, a biography of Soviet leader Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, has taken the author to archives in Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Russia.
Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions.
The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2020. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair and three to five participants) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers will also be accepted. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email address and institutional affiliation) for all participants. Roundtable proposals should include a title and identifying information for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, identifying information, and a one-paragraph abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. If any AV equipment will be needed, proposals must indicate so when they are submitted. AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Email your proposals to Emily Baran at email@example.com.
For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Steven Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the program, please contact Emily Baran at email@example.com.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Deadline Extended: 22nd Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore
Deadline: October 15, 2019
The 22nd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will be held at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona, from Thursday, April 2, to Saturday, April 4, 2020.
The conference organizers are now accepting proposals for papers that treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, literature, folklore, or culture.
Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment in PDF format to the conference email address firstname.lastname@example.org .
Abstracts should be up to 250 words, including examples and bibliography, 12-point font, at least 1" margins, and should not contain name(s) or affiliations(s) of the author(s). Abstracts should also include a title, and up to five keywords.
The paper title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information should be given in the body of the email.
Please send submissions by October 15, 2019*. Notification of selection, and invitation letters if needed, will be sent by November 4, 2019.
More information about travel arrangements, hotels, and area attractions (Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tombstone, etc.) will be sent out later in the year. Tempe is part of greater Phoenix, and is approximately a 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The conference is hosted by the Melikian Center at ASU, in collaboration with the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona (U of A). Additional support is provided by ASU's School of International Letters and Cultures, the Mary Choncoff Fund, and the Stephen and Sandra Batalden Fund.
Questions about the conference may be directed to the ASU and U of A conference organizers, Keith Brown and Grace Fielder, either directly or via the conference email address.
Monday, August 12, 2019
Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2019
Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust XVI
The Holocaust: Rethinking Paradigms in Research and Representation
7-10 November 2020 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Carleton University and University of Ottawa
The Sixteenth Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference, sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, and hosted by Carleton University and the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada, invites scholars to submit proposals for papers, panels, posters, workshops, and seminars. Proposals should relate to recent issues and advances in Holocaust scholarship and pedagogy and conform broadly to the conference theme, “The Holocaust: Rethinking Paradigms in Research and Representation.” We welcome submissions that utilize various methodologies and perspectives. Proposals from disciplines in addition to history are strongly encouraged.
What does it mean to develop conceptual paradigms relating to the Holocaust? From its etymological roots, “paradigm” denotes patterns, models, precedents, and examples. How might existing paradigms for understanding, representing, and teaching about the Holocaust benefit from re-examination and reformulation in light of new sources, interpretive methods, and interdisciplinary approaches and conversations? To what extent can debates in the study of the Holocaust pertaining (but not limited) to modernity, colonialism, antisemitism, racial and gender discrimination, and sexual violence, as well as conceptions of trauma, memory, testimony, and representation, connect the Holocaust to discussions of nationalism, imperialism, and mass atrocity more broadly? In what ways can experiences of the Holocaust constructively be invoked to call attention to human rights crises? What are the limits and perils of invoking such experiences? This conference aims to deepen our understanding of the Holocaust by recognizing that the uniqueness and specificities of the Holocaust should neither prohibit nor be lost in the process of drawing historical analogies. Holding the conference in Canada also offers an opportunity to think anew about specific lessons of the Holocaust for criminal acts against indigenous populations.
Conference sessions include several formats, as outlined below. Submissions should clearly indicate one of these formats.
Conference Panels will consist of three to four papers and a moderator. Conference chairs will consider individual proposals and organize them as panels. Paper proposals should include a title and abstract (up to 300 words) and a 1-2 page CV. Proposals for full panels should additionally include a panel title and brief description of the full session (up to 300 words).
Posters should communicate research questions, findings, and importance, each succinctly using text and graphics on a single 2’x 4’ poster. Poster proposals should include title and abstract (up to 300 words) and a 1-2 page CV. Poster sessions are an opportunity for advanced graduate students to present and receive feedback on their research.
Workshops consisting of one or two presenters should focus on particular questions, approaches or sources. Workshops are intended to be interactive and practical, highlighting (for example) a new pedagogical approach or research question or method; curricular innovations; or creative ways to examine and interpret artifacts or texts both in research and the classroom. Conference organizers will prioritize proposals centered on participation and discussion.
Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars at various career levels for three meetings over the course of the conference, for sustained discussion of a question or problem. Participants will access a common syllabus of readings and position papers BEFORE the conference. Only those registered for the seminar will have access to the papers; online access will be removed immediately after the conference. If you are interested in proposing a seminar, submit an abstract (up to 350 words) that describes a compelling case for the why this particular issue should be explored. Once a seminar is accepted, conference attendees may apply to the seminar as presenters (9-12 papers accepted). Participants will be determined by the seminar organizer in consultation with a conference co-chair. Seminar papers must be available to post by 1 September 2020.
To the extent possible, financial assistance for conference presenters will be provided. Priority is given to graduate students, faculty at teaching-oriented colleges not offering research support, and foreign scholars with unusually high travel costs. Instructions for funding applications will be posted once the conference program is finalized.
Co-chairs of the academic program: Professor Jennifer Evans (Carleton University) and Professor Noah Shenker (Monash University)
Workshop and poster coordinator: Professor Gary Weissman (University of Cincinnati)
Co-hosts: Professor Jennifer Evans (Carleton University) and Professor Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa)
All proposals should be submitted online using the Lessons and Legacies Proposal Submission Form. Questions should be directed to email@example.com.
Applicants will be informed in February 2020 regarding inclusion in the conference program.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Rolling, apply as soon as possible
GoCamp invites foreign citizens to join our "big volunteers family" in September 2019.
Volunteers from all over the world come to GoCamp to make a great difference in the education sector in Ukraine
2 weeks you will spend in one of the Ukrainian schools across the country, become mentors for children in learning foreign languages and discovering the world with your help to create innovative creative projects together!
5-20 September, 2019
What will you get?
What will you get?
- Special training for volunteers in Kyiv
- Staying in a host family what means full immersion into Ukrainian culture
- Valuable experience in working with children
- New friends from all over the world
- Certificate and recommendations
- 24/7 support from GoCamp team
- Lots of fun and memories from the autumn of 2019
GoCamp is supported by international organizations (British Council, Institut Français, Goethe Institut), Embassies of US, Great Britain, EU, France, Norway and others, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Rolling, but review of applications will begin on August 1, 2019