Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CFA: School of Polish Language and Culture

We are pleased to announce that our 2018 summer programs of Polish language and culture are open for applications. Every July and August several hundred of participants from more than 40 countries has the unique opportunity not only to study Polish language, culture and society but also to spent time in the beautiful city of Kraków, to meet people from all around the world and make new friends.

In summer 2018 students can participate in the 6-week program, 4-week program and 3-week programs.

More information about the programs can be find on our website:

CFA: Scholarships in Political Science at Central European University

Deadline: February 1, 2018

If you are considering to pursue postgraduate studies in Political Science in a truly international environment, you might be interested in our programs at the Central European University (CEU).

The Department of Political Science at CEU invites you to apply for its one- and two-year MA program, as well as of a PhD program, taught in English, in a highly international environment. The one-year MA and the PhD program are accredited in the U.S., the two-year MA has double, U.S. and Hungarian accreditation.

Our department offers a wide range of financial assistance for prospective students. About 90% of the students at the Political Science Department are granted some kind of financial aid, ranging from tuition waivers to full stipends. All PhD students are fully funded. Our outstanding 7:1 student/faculty ratio ensures the opportunity for professional development for each and every student and we aim to foster critical thinking and analytical skills through debates, workshops, seminars, and conferences.

The Political Science Department’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research has also been acknowledged by professional world university rankings. The department was placed in 2017 at the 42nd place in the world, 10th in Europe by Quacquarelli Symonds. Our department was recognized as one of the best political science departments in Europe, receiving six stars from the CHE – Centre for Higher Education Development in 2010. The Department is proud to be the host to the prestigious ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Summer School in Methods and Techniques.

Located in the lively and fascinating city of Budapest, the Central European University offers not only a unique experience of postgraduate studies in a dynamic and highly international graduate school environment, but it also enables students to achieve a successful international career. Our program has an excellent placement record and targets both future academics and students who wish to pursue professions in non-academic jobs such as civil service positions, the news media, NGOs, political and cultural organizations, and private businesses.

Attached you can find our brochure and a call for the current application season. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018 so if you think you may be interested in our MA or PhD program, or have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

CFP Deadline Extended: 2018 Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

The Fifty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlotte, March 22-24, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 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. 

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 31, 2018. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair, 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

For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Steve Sobol at For questions regarding the program, please contact Emily Baran at

Monday, January 8, 2018

CFP: Conference: The 2nd National Conference of the Historians of the 19th Century Delations and Police Documents in the Research of the Historian of the 19th Century (until 1918); Warsaw, June 21-22, 2018

Deadline: January 30, 2017

Paper proposals should be sent to: by Jan 30th, 2018, using the attached form.

The Institute of History, University of Warsaw is inviting scholars and doctoral students to participate in the 2nd National Conference of the Historians of the 19th Century. The upcoming conference will be devoted to delations and police documents in Europe and in the world until 1918.

This year we would like to invite to the discussion about the problem of delations and police documents in the following panels:

· sources, typologies, editions,
· research methodologies, frames of interpretation, theoretical approaches,
· analyses and interpretations, case studies.

We wish the discussions connected to delations and police documents focus on various problems such as: source studies, theoretical studies, social imageries, processes of social communication, as well as the role of delations and police acts in the creation of social relations. Our time span includes the First World War. The geographical scope of the papers is unlimited.

The languages of the conference are Polish, English and Russian.

Paper proposals should be sent to: by Jan 30, 2018, using the attached form. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of March 2018.

Presentation time is 20 minutes. The organizers do not cover travel and accommodation expenses.

CFP: Polish and Belarusian Connections: Literature, History, Culture and Language; March 16-17 Warsaw

Deadline: February 1, 2018

This conference, similar to the previous conferences organised on the same theme,
will be devoted to the common heritage of both Poland and Belarus analysed from the
point of view of their history, culture, literature and languages, i.e. different aspects
that both nations share. The proximity of these two languages and cultures has lead
to establishing a specific form of dialogue, integration and, as a result, to creating
new and different qualities. On the other hand, fostering the tradition and legacy of
our ancestors has developed a sense of cultural identity, which is comprised by their
material heritage, patterns of behaviour or values.

The fates of Belarusians and Poles have been entwined for centuries, which has
provided stimuli to creativity and artistic passion. A great many Polish national
activists, writers or artists were born in the territory of today's Belarus, whereas
Belarusian ones within the former borders of Poland, which encourages scholars on
both sides of the border to search for new perspectives of analysing Polish and
Belarusian connections.

Scholars and researchers from both Poland and Belarus as well as other
countries will have a great opportunity to present the most recent results of their
studies during plenary sessions as well as three parallel panels on literature studies,
history and culture studies as well as linguistics.
  • The standard length of plenary talks will be 20 minutes; presentations within panels
  • should not exceed 15 minutes.
  • The languages of the conference are Polish and Belarusian. However, there is a
  • possibility to deliver a paper in Russian.
  • Registration Forms should be submitted to by 1 February 2018.
  • The conference fee is €100 and should be paid by 16 February 2018. It will cover coffee breaks, an official dinner, conference materials and publication costs.
  • Travel expenses as well as the cost of accommodation shall be covered by the participant. There is a possibility to book a hotel room. For further information please contact the organisers.
  • Papers accepted for publication are planned to appear in the "Acta Albaruthenica" journal.
For more information: 
Phone/Fax number: +48 22 55 34 222, e-mail:

Fellowship: Ukraine in European Dialogue Junior Visiting Fellowships 2018/2019

Deadline: March 18, 2018

This fellowship program aims to support the research of Ukrainian scholars who are completing or have recently completed doctoral studies in a Ukrainian institution of higher education.

It offers access to the resources of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna to younger researchers who have demonstrated exceptional talent to allow them to work on a research project of their own choice. The fellowships are open to all academic disciplines in the social sciences (including history).

Fellows will be invited to spend a six-month term between July 2018 and June 2019 at the IWM and receive a stipend of EUR 1,800 per month to cover all expenses related to the stay. In addition, the IWM provides office space, access to e-mail and internet, research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.

Please visit to see all relevant details about eligibility, application procedure etc.

CFA: Fellowship opportunities in Vienna, Institute for Human Sciences

Paul Celan Fellowships 2018/2019 for translators

Deadline for application: March 18, 2018
The program supports translations of canonical texts, contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies from Eastern to Western European languages or vice versa, or between two Eastern European languages. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or female scholars. No applications for works of fiction and poetry are being accepted.

Fellows will spend 3 – 6 months between July 2018 and June 2019 at the IWM in Vienna and receive a monthly stipend of EUR 2,500 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna. The IWM provides fellows with an office incl. access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.

Further details and online application:

Milena Jesensk√° Fellowships 2018/2019 for journalists

Deadline for application: February 24, 2018
The program offers European cultural journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice. Applicants must have worked in print, broadcast or online journalism for several years and must have an outstanding professional record. Applications by entry-level journalists or students will be rejected.

Fellows will spend 3 months between July 2018 and June 2019 at the IWM in Vienna, Austria. They will receive a stipend of EUR 2,500 per month and are provided with an office, access to e-mail and internet, administrative and research facilities as well as other services free of charge. Travel grants of up to EUR 1,900 can be paid for research trips to neighboring countries.

Further details and online application: