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The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center of Hokkaido University is pleased to announce the thirty-ninth round of the SRC’s Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program for 2017-2018


For details, see here.

 

The University of Freiburg offers within the Research Training group PhD positions and a Postdoc position.


For details, see here.

 

AHRC Doctoral Research Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Studies

Brief description: The University of Manchester is a member of the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Cultures (CEELBAS CDT). The Centre is led by University College London (UCL) and, alongside Manchester, also includes Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

In line with UK Research Council regulations, to be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), you must have: Settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay; Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the date of application for an award. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences); Not been residing in the UK during any part of that 3-year period wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not apply to UK and EU nationals.


To be eligible for a fees only award, you:
Must be ordinarily resident in an EU member state, in the same way as UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK. For inquiries about the academic side of your application, please contact Professor Vera Tolz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Application deadline: March 1, 2016

For more informations please visit PECOB.

Call for Application: Davis Center Fellows for Russian and Eurasian Studies Postdoctoral and Regional Fellowships

The application period for 2016–2017 fellowships runs from October 1, 2015–January 7, 2016. The Fellows Program Committee is interested in applications from scholars currently working on the  2016–2017 theme, "Ideas, Ideologies, and Power: Eurasia Past and Present," or equally, those working on unrelated themes, but who are interested in exploring the theme. (Note that scholars whose work does not address the selected theme are encouraged to apply for fellowships at the Davis Center, and their applications will receive full consideration.)

Theme

The 2016-2017 Davis Center Fellows Program will be coordinated by Professors Rawi Abdelal (Business School) and Justin Weir (Slavic Languages and Literatures). The theme of the program is "Ideas, Ideologies, and Power: Eurasia Past and Present." The Davis Center encourages prospective fellows to interpret the theme broadly and welcomes all applications. We are particularly interested in discovering and cultivating the connections among the scholarly literatures in the humanities and social sciences that explore Russia, the Soviet and post-Soviet space, and other nations and regional orders. We hope to trace the ideational and ideological lineage of contemporary debates about the character of the post-Soviet region—sometimes called Eurasia. Recognizing that Eurasia is a term freighted with meaning, we are interested in how the past informs present practice, as well as how contemporary events invite a re-narrating of the past.

Scholars working on the influence and mobility of ideas, the construction and evolution of ideologies, and the inter-connections among different forms of power would be welcome members of the year’s intellectual community. Questions of culture, language, literature, art, political economy, and geopolitics will inform our exploration. Any scholar whose research touches on the work of the Davis Center community is welcome to apply for to the Fellows Program. We invite applicants to consider some of the ways in which their work speaks to these thematic elements.

Types of Fellowships

The Center awards two types of fellowships: Postdoctoral and Regional. The terms and maximum stipend amounts for these awards are detailed below. Scholars with outside or sabbatical funding who wish to be in residence at the Davis Center in 2016–2017 should apply using the Visiting Scholar application.

Hide Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2016, but no earlier than September 2011 (less than five years ago).
  • Stipend of up to $40,000 for 9 months or $53,333 for 12 months.
  • Scholars may apply to be in residence for 9 months or 12 months.
  • Up to $5,000 in additional research funding.
  • Eligible for employee benefits (including subsidized health insurance).
  • Shared office space and borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries provided.
  • Citizens of all countries may apply.
Hide Regional Fellowships
  • For advanced scholars who have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2009 or policymakers, journalists, and other specialists.
  • Stipend of up to $47,000.
  • Scholars may apply to be in residence for one full academic year (9 months) or one semester (4.5 months).
  • Medical insurance subsidized.
  • Shared office space and borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries provided.
  • Citizens of Eastern Europe and states of the former Soviet Union may apply.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2016.

For more informations please visit the website.

 

Job Announcement: Outreach and Programming Coordinator of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Outreach and Programming Coordinator works with the Director and Associate Director in the development, planning, organizing, and implementation of the Center's outreach activities. The Outreach and Programming Coordinator will develop, initiate and oversee projects for REEEC-related outreach programming that includes campus, K-12, community college, business and media communities.

A Bachelor's degree in a humanities, social science, or education field; strong computer skills; strong writing and public speaking/presentation skills; ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision; and an interdisciplinary and creative orientation are required. A Master's degree is strongly preferred. Training in a regional language and in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies; and experience in K-12 teaching or programs are also preferred.

For full description and requirements, please see here.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11 September 2015. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Call for Application: 2 fellowships for visiting scholars "Institute for East and Southeast European Studies"

Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung Regensburg (IOS), Regensburg, 01.01.2016-31.12.2016

Program for visiting scholars at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg (2016)

Within the framework of its Visiting Research Fellow Program, IOS encourages applications from historians and economists or scholars of cognate disciplines. The duration of the research stay usually lasts between two and four weeks. The fellows are expected to conduct research relevant to the research profile of the institute.

First Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg (2016)

In 2016, the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) awards the Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship for the first time.The IOS encourages applications from historians, geographers, cartographers or scholars of cognate disciplines, who focus on Eastern or Southeastern Europe. The duration of the research stay is up to four weeks. As part of a mutual agreement with the institute, the fellow is expected to contribute to the development of GeoPortOst by testing and exploiting it. GeoPortOst is the IOS gateway for historical maps, printed in books and published digitally in a GIS format for the first time.

Application deadline is 31.08.2015

Please find detailed descriptions at IOS.

Call for Application: First Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg (2016)

Institution: Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)
Regensburg


First Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg (2016)

In 2016, the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) awards the Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship for the first time. The IOS encourages applications from historians, geographers, cartographers or scholars of cognate disciplines, who focus on Eastern or Southeastern Europe. The duration of the research stay is up to four weeks. As part of a mutual agreement with the institute, the fellow is expected to contribute to the development of GeoPortOst by testing and exploiting it. GeoPortOst is the IOS gateway for historical maps, printed in books and published digitally in a GIS format for the first time. The amount of the research allowance is
determined by the applicantTMs professional experience.

Augustin Hirschvogel (1503"1553) was a German cartographer, who produced maps of Southeastern Europe (Carniola, Croatia, Bosnia and Hungary) and Eastern Europe (maps for Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii by Sigismund von Herberstein). Moreover, the oldest map (1575) of the IOS libraryTMs stock is a work by Hirschvogel.

The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS, www.ios-regensburg.de) in Regensburg is an independent research facility with close links to the University of Regensburg. It is characterized by the combination of historical and economic expertise as well as by its focus on Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Another significant feature is the institute's distinct international orientation. Furthermore, IOS maintains a special library holding a stock of more than 320,000 media units of literature in humanities and social sciences relating to the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Together with the University of Regensburg, the institute provides an attractive research environment in a city known for its high quality of life. Regensburg has one of Germany's largest preserved medieval cities holding the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For our 2016 Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship please submit your application online via the IOS application portal until August 31, 2015 (see: http://www.ios-regensburg.de/en/visitingfellows-program.html).

The application documents should include the following:

  * a short research proposal in German or English (maximum three
pages)
  * a detailed academic Curriculum Vitae (naming two references in
the
    case of junior researchers in a non-tenured position)
  * pdfs of no more than three academic articles (published or
unpublished)
  * preferences concerning length and desired period of your stay.

Please also pay attention to the program for visiting scholars at the
Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg
(2016)!

For further information on the fellowship please contact the director
of the IOS library, Tillmann Tegeler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Application deadline: August 31, 2015

Job Announcement: Associate Director of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director. REEEC is a Title VI National Resource Center. The Associate Director will supervise and implement the Center's programs and projects; serve as the Co-PI for the Department of Education grant; and collaborate in establishing and reviewing policies of the Center. 

A Master's degree, strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously without supervision are required. Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline with a concentration in Russian, East European, or Eurasian Studies preferred.

For full description and requirements, please see here.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 17 July 2015.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Workshop - Gender, Nationalism and Citizenship in Anti-Authoritarian Protests in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, Robinson College -Cambridge, UK, June 20, 2015 - 09:00 - 18:00

Description

This one-day workshop will bring together scholars and experts working on Belarus, Russia and Ukraine to discuss the recent and ongoing protest movements in these three countries with a particular focus on gender, nationalism and citizenship. The participants in the workshop will include scholars, human rights and gender equality activists, artists and journalists.

The programme is downloadable at the bottom of this page. The workshop is supported by CEELBAS with Cambridge Ukrainian Studies.

Registration Procedure

Free admission but tickets must be booked here.

For more informations please visit the website.

Workshop for Hungarian and Polish Medievalists (PhD students or younger Post-Docs), Pécs, Hungary, October 1-2, 2015

Description

The Történészcéh Egyesület, (Association of Students of History in Pécs), Institute of History, Department of Medieval and Early Modern History of the University of Pécs and the Department of Medieval History of the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, sponsored by the Embassy of Poland in Budapest organize a workshop and seminary for young academic scholars of medieval history (PhD students or younger Post-Docs), researching on subjects concerning Hungarian and Polish relationship in the Middle Ages. First of all are expected Polish and Hungarian historians, but applications of scholars coming from other countries, dealing with Polish-Hungarian relationship in the Middle Ages or working on subjects affecting Hungarian or Polish medieval history in a wider, East-Central-European context, are also welcome.

The workshop will be held in Pécs/Hungary on the 01-02th October 2015. The two day planned workshop gives opportunity for younger scholars to present their research subjects, doctoral thesis and to become familiar with medievalists from both Hungary and Poland.

Eligible topics for the conference

Papers and presentations are expected on subjects like: questions of state building in the Middle Ages in Hungary and Poland, problematics of written sources regarding Polish and Hungarian history, medieval political or cultural events, persons, which/who own a privileged place in Polish and Hungarian (common) remembrance.

Guidelines for submission

Papers and presentation are expected in English, which is also the working language of the workshop. The organizers cover accommodation and catering during the workshop. The workshop materials are intended to be printed.
Deadline for applications is 30th of June 2015. Applications are to be submitted to Prof. Daniel Bagi, University of Pécs, Institute of History, Department of Medieval and Early Modern History at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more informations please visit the website.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: June 30, 2015

 

Summer School - Late Socialism (1956-85): The Forgotten Years between Stalinism and Perestroika, Tallinn, July 24-31, 2015

The last three decades of the Soviet Union prior to perestroika have been labelled the time of “thaw” and “stagnation” but also “mature” or “late” socialism. The controversies and legacy of that period have not rendered a simple overarching theory. The Tallinn Summer School in Social and Cultural Studies will bring together leading scholars and PhD students who are interested in discussing the Soviet Union from late 1950s to early 1980s.

The students of the previous epoch of Stalinism have moved on from totalitarian and revisionist paradigms towards more complex analytical approaches; this includes ideological identification, discursive realities, socio-demographic processes, everyday life, and comparative modernization paradigms, to name a few. The scholars of the “thaw” and “stagnation” have followed similar trends. However, inclusive and encompassing theories have often been missing from the conceptualizations of that period when the pillar of state coercion was removed and only the two other pillars of party dictatorship and planned economy remained.

Moreover, late socialism is often squeezed between Stalinism and perestroika both in popular discourses and in many historical research projects. The period is essentially seen as a milder continuation of Stalinism (e.g. in discussions of the nature of regime) or as a prelude to perestroika (e.g. in discussions of consumerism). The political climate in Eastern Europe and the opportunities of archival access have both favoured the study of the first half of the Soviet Union's existence over its second half. It is time to change that trend. The recent interest in the post war processes of modernization in the West, the preoccupation with the prehistories of deregulation and globalisation, but also with the recent events in Ukraine (Moldova, Georgia), call for revisiting and studying diverse histories of Soviet Union in comparative contexts.

The course addresses, but is not limited to the following questions:

  • How to make generalizations about late socialism that seems to have spread plurality and diversity of experiences and life-worlds? How to theorize the coexistence of radically different life-worlds?
  • How to bring together the discussions of ethnic and regional diversity with those of the processes in the urban centres such as Moscow and Leningrad?
  • To what extent can the Soviet Union of that period be interpreted  in the context of the simultaneous Western developments and to what extent should it be a site of “indigenous” theorising? How to look at the period without employing dichotomous – characterizations (free-totalitarian and resistance-collaboration)?
  • How to overcome national borders in research that have emerged and solidified in Eastern Europe since the end of the USSR? How to draw upon the studies of the Eastern Bloc countries and help to push the studies of socialism further in their European, perhaps even global, dimension?
  • How to apply and adapt current general historical research trends such as histoire croisee, or histories of transfers, emotions, senses, and environment to the study of late Socialism?

The course provides the students methodological and practical knowledge on most relevant theories and approaches to the period of late socialism. It is designed to build up both analytical and practical skills, consisting of an intense series of plenary lectures and seminars and combining macro-level discussions with case studies and student workshops.
Faculty

Faculty includes Juliane Fürst (University of Bristol and Harvard University Davies Center), Polly Jones (University of Oxford), Catriona Kelly (University of Oxford, President of ASEEES) and Alexei Yurchak (University of California, Berkeley) as key-note speakers. The rest of faculty combines local and foreign researchers from the fields of art history, post-colonial studies, history of Soviet ethnicity and identity, science, urbanity, media consumption, and local elites, among the other themes.

For more informations please visit the website.

Call for Papers - New Perspectives, Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and International Relations

Description

New Perspectives provides a new forum for interdisciplinary insight into Central and East European (CEE) politics & international relations (broadly understood). We seek to publish original, interpretive research that is methodologically systematic and reflexive, theoretically innovative and empirically groundbreaking.

New Perspectives is looking for submissions which address political aspects of regional affairs and their connections to the wider world, from the fields of: International Relations, Security Studies and International Political Sociology; International Political Economy; Geography ; Sociology; Anthropology; History; Cultural Studies and Legal Studies.

If you have a good interpretive empirical or theoretical paper on CEE, we want to see it.

We interpret the borders of ‘Central and Eastern Europe’ broadly and therefore also welcome submissions on issues relating to e.g. Russia, Germany and the Balkans as well as the areas more commonly described as CEE. New Perspectives operates a rigorous peer review process, is listed in both SCOPUS and JSTOR and is published by the Institute of International Relations in Prague. We offer authors a professional service, editorial support and fast, 3 Month turnaround time.

Types of Articles

New Perspectives publishes three types of articles:

  • Research Articles are full-length papers that make an original contribution to research and are the main type of article that we seek. New Perspectives particularly seeks research articles that are methodologically systematic and reflexive; theoretically innovative and compelling; or empirically ground-breaking. Research Articles are normally between 8,000 and 10,000 words, including footnotes and references, although the maximum length including all notes and references is 12,000 words.
  • Discussions/ Analytical Essays integrate, synthesise or juxtapose scholarship, delineate or develop scholarly debates, or identify new directions in interdisciplinary research on the politics and international relations of Central and Eastern Europe. We encourage discussion papers that are between 10,000 and 12,000 words, although the maximum length including all notes and references is 15,000 words.
  • Review Essays, which New Perspectives publishes fewer of, contextualise several recently published or re-published volumes (3-5 titles per Review Essay) in relation to each other as well as in relation to wider academic scholarship and public political debate and discussion by identifying and critically engaging key themes and strands of thought. Review essays should be between 3,500 and 4,500 words, with a maximum length of 5,000 words including all notes and references.

Further Submission Guidelines and Formatting Requirements are available here.

Guidelines for submission

Send all submissions to Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Tallis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deadline for submitting full papers: open

For futher informations please visit the website.

2015 Kosovo International Summer Academ, Prishtina, Kosovo, July 12-22, 2015

Description

In 2015 the Kosovo Center of Diplomacy, in cooperation with University College “Victory”, will organize the third edition of its international summer program, the "Kosovo International Summer Academy” in Prishtina, Kosovo, with a special focus on “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”

The Kosovo International Summer Academy will be welcoming distinguished professors from the world’s most prestigious universities, diplomats, high-ranking officials, and representatives of civic society, to teach courses and deliver speeches on: Politics, Economics, Diplomacy, Professional Etiquette and Protocol, Leadership, Peaceful Conflict Resolution, EU Integration Process, International Law, Human Rights, International Justice, International Security and The Role of Civic Society in Peacebuilding.

Our Staff is working intensively to make sure that high-ranking officials of Kosovo, including President of Kosovo, Government and Parliament officials, and representatives of diplomatic missions in Kosovo will address the participants.

After the completion of the program, participants are requested to write an essay about their experience in this program, or an article related to Kosovo. The best essay/article will be translated and published in a Kosovo daily newspaper, and two others will be posted in web-page of Kosovo Center of Diplomacy(Opinions section).

Awarded Certificates and ECTS

All participants and attendees who fulfill the requirements during the program will be awarded with certificates by the Kosovo Center of Diplomacy and University College “Victory”.  Successful students will receive 4 ECTS credits of the course of ‘’Negotiation and Conflict Resolution’’, issued by the University College ‘’Victory’’.

Excursions and Cultural Activities
Throughout your study-abroad experience in Kosovo you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of excursions and cultural activities.

  • Tour of the Assembly of Kosovo
  • Field trip to Prizren
  • Field trip to Mitrovica
  • Field trip to Mirusha Waterfalls
  • Tour of museums and statues
  • Meetings with high-ranking officials and ambassadors

Eligibility

  • Citizens of all countries in the world are eligible to apply
  • You must be over the age of 18
  • High school graduates, undergraduate and graduate students are eligible
  • You must be in good academic standing

Application Procedure

A completed application form is necessary to register for the Kosovo International Summer Academy. A confirmation letter will be sent by e-mail to all applicants upon reception of the application. All applicants will additionally be informed by e-mail regarding the decision of KSA Admissions Committee.
A completed application form with all supporting documents should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: Kosovo International Summer Academy Application Form. Should you have additional questions regarding the admission process or any other concerns related to Kosovo Summer Academy 2015, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deadlines
Priority deadline: May 1st, 2015. Scholarships will be given priority to applications received before this deadline. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and earlier applications are given priority.
Visa Deadline: May 5th, 2015 (This Deadline applies if you need a visa to enter Kosovo)


Final Deadline: June 5th, 2015.

For futher informations please visit the website.

Summer School on Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Odessa, Ukraine, June 15-19, 2015

The Summer School refers to the question whether democracy and market economy contribute to internal and external conflict prevention or resolution. Especially in the case of Ukraine and Moldova it is to be explored how ongoing conflicts can be ascribed to the political and economic need for reform. What repercussions do these conflicts have on the drive for democratic and market reform? During the Summer School we discuss how democratic and market-oriented reforms proceed, which strategies and concepts are relevant, which institutional barriers arise and what role the European Union and the Russian Federation play in forming the international arena of conflict. The focus of the discussion is on the state of affairs in Ukraine and Moldova. The mode of operation of the Summer School is based on talks and presentations by eminent German, Ukrainian and Moldovan scholars.
The key topics of the Summer School will be:

  • Conceptual issues concerning democracy and market economy as mechanisms of conflict management« (Day 1)
  • Democracy and market economy as mechanisms of conflict management in Ukraine and Moldova« (Day 2)
  • Future perspectives on European integration and politico-economic reform in Ukraine and Moldova« (Day 3)

We are also pleased to announce that the Summer School is set to document its proceedings in an international publication.
 
Goals

  • Promotion of academic and policy concerns with democracy and market economy as mechanisms of conflict resolution or conflict prevention
  • Reflection of institutional mechanisms capable of preventing or resolving political, social and economic conflicts within and between countries
  • Establishment of an international dialogue among present and future experts on issues of democratic and market-oriented reform.

Eligibility

Graduate students from Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan are welcome to join the Summer School.

Costs

Travel and accommodation expenses will be funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (maximal travel expenses per capita: 300,00€).

Application Procedure

Those interested in participating are invited to apply via E-Mail until 31st of March 2015. We invite applications for participation in the Summer School of no more than two pages, including letter of motivation and a biographical sketch.
The selection of participants will be based on their originality, their scientific quality and their explicit reference to the Summer School topic: »Democracy and Market Economy as Mechanisms of Conflict Prevention in Ukraine and Moldova«. Participants will discuss this theme in the impressive location of the Grand Marine Hotel Odessa, Ukraine, within walking distance to the Black Sea.
When sending the application form, please rename the file it: SummerSchool2015_your_name
Please, title your e‐mail: Summer School Odesa Application

Submit your application by March 31, 2015 by E­mail to both: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application deadline: March 31, 2015

For more informations please visit the website.

Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile

Name in Romanian: Institutul de Investigare a Crimelor Comunismului şi Memoria Exilului Românesc (IICCMER)

The Institute
The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) is a governmental body which analyzes, investigates and supports public awareness on the history of communism in Romania through research, educational, publishing and museum projects. The activity of IICCMER analyses the nature, purpose and effects of totalitarianism in Romania during 1945-1989 and also the memory of this regime in the Romanian exile and in the post-communist period.

Objectives:
a) to administer and analyze, in a rigorous and scientific manner, the memory of the communist regime in Romania, as well as its consequences in cooperation with other public institutes, guided by the constitutional values of democracy, the rule of law and pluralism;
b) to support the setting-up of educational tools destined to publically analyze, on a national and international level, the memory of the communist period in the history of Romania, and to encourage the development of a culture based on liberty, democracy and the rule of law, through the honoring of the victims of the communist regime in Romania and the analysis of the totalitarian state mechanisms;
c) to cultivate and promote scientific research and advanced studies in the field of the history of communism by means of critical and comparative methods at international standards;
d) to collect, archive and publish documents referring to the Romanian exile in the interval 1940-1989;
e) the scientific investigation and identification of the crimes, abuses and human rights infringement throughout the communist regime in Romania, as well as alerting the competent authorities whenever a law infringement is identified.

For more informations please visit the website.

[In German] „Kulturtransfer und ‚kulturelle Identität‘ – Deutsch-russische Kontakte im europäischen Kontext“ (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Kooperation mit der Russischen Staatlichen Universität für Geisteswissenschaften, RGGU, Moskau) besetzt zum 1. Oktober 2015 an der Univer­sität Freiburg 4 Promotionsstellen (Stellenanteil 65 %) für Akademische Mitarbeiter/innen, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L, für eine Laufzeit von bis zu drei Jahren.

Darüber hinaus werden zwei Plätze an Promovierende vergeben, die über eine eigene Finanzierung verfügen und sich an das Kolleg assoziieren möchten.

Die Kollegstandorte in Freiburg und Moskau behandeln gemeinsam Fragen zu deutsch-russischen bzw. russisch-deutschen Kulturkontakten und Kulturtransfers, wobei sie die europäische Dimension miteinbeziehen und sich somit auch trilateralen oder quatrolateralen Beziehun­gen widmen. Zudem untersucht der Forschungsverbund, inwiefern sich Prozesse des Kultur­transfers auf Konstruktionen kultureller bzw. nationaler Identitäten auswirken. Der Unter­suchungs­zeitraum erstreckt sich vom ausgehenden 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart.

Das Fächerspektrum des internationalen und interdisziplinären Graduiertenkollegs reicht von der Germanistik, Slavistik, Romanistik, Anglistik, Skandinavistik und Komparatistik über die Geschichtswissenschaft bis zur Philosophie und Medienkulturwissenschaft.

Die Aufgaben der Promovierenden bestehen in der Arbeit an einem eigenständigen Forschungsprojekt (Dissertation), in der Teilnahme an der internationalen und interdisziplinären wissenschaftlichen Arbeit sowie am Qualifizierungs­programm des Internationalen Graduiertenkollegs.

Den vollständigen Ausschreibungstext, in dem auch die Voraussetzungen und Bewerbungsmodalitäten sowie rechtliche Hinweise aufgeführt sind, finden Sie unter folgendem Link:

http://www.uni-freiburg.de/verwaltung/stellenboerse

Kennziffer: 9129

Die Auswahlgespräche werden voraussichtlich im Juli 2015 stattfinden.

Für weitere Auskünfte wenden Sie sich bitte an die Sprecherin des IGK 1956:

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Cheauré

Slavisches Seminar der Universität Freiburg

Werthmannstr. 14, D-79085 Freiburg

Tel. +49 (0)761 203-8320

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oder an die Koordinatorin des IGK 1956:

Dr. Verena Krüger

Universität Freiburg

Internationales Graduiertenkolleg 1956

Stadtstr. 5, D-79085 Freiburg

Tel. +49 (0)761 203-98567

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http://www.igk-kulturtransfer.uni-freiburg.de

Bewerbungsschluss ist der 31. Mai 2015.

 

Call for Applications! 2015 Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 15 until August 8. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).

The deadline for grant funding is April 15 and is fast approaching! REEEC will continue to receive applications for the Summer Research Lab after the grant deadline, but housing and travel funds will not be guaranteed.
 
Published Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015
 
For more informations please visit REEEC.

7th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe, Call for Papers - Openness, Institutions, and Development, Tutzing, Germany, July 27-29, 2015

IOS Regensburg is an interdisciplinary area studies center affiliated with the University of Regensburg. It explores economic and historical developments in East and Southeast Europe in a global perspective. Apart from research it provides policy advice both within Germany and internationally. The institute was founded in 2012 by merging the Osteuropa-Institut and the Südost-Institut.
Situated on beautiful Lake Starnberg, right between Munich and the mountain range, APB Tutzing has a reputation for organizing social sciences conferences and workshops. Further information on the program is available here.

Eligible topics

We invite scholars from economics and related disciplines to submit extended abstracts or full papers (preferred). Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal and informal institutions and firms in the open economy
  • Natural resources and the quality of institutions
  • Interactions between domestic product and factor markets, institutions and comparative advantage
  • The role of institutions in transition
  • Institutional determinants of growth and development

Preference will be given to papers focusing on East and Southeast Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Keynote speakers

  • Michael V. Alexeev (Professor of Economics, Indiana University Bloomington)
  • Sumon K. Bhaumik (Professor in Finance, University of Sheffield)
  • Alexander Plekhanov (Lead Economist, EBRD Office of the Chief Economist)

Guidelines for submission

Submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should include a short CV containing your contact details (name, affiliation, email address) and an extended abstract (maximum 2,000 words) or a full paper.
Submission deadline: April 15, 2015.
Accepted participants will be notified early in May 2015. Complete accepted papers are expected by July 1, 2015.
The IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academies on Central and Eastern Europe aim to bring together doctoral students and Postdocs in a workshop atmosphere. The number of participants is limited to 15. The workshop language is English. The Hans Raupach Award will honor the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit.
Conference fee: 50 € (including single room accommodation for two nights and all meals)

Deadline for submitting abstracts: April 15, 2015
Deadline for submitting full papers: July 1, 2015


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IAPP Summer School - Call for Papers - Multiple moralities and shadow economies in post-socialism: debating positive and negative incentives to tackle the informal economy, Zagreb, Croatia

In recent years, growing attention has been paid to fighting, or at least controlling, incomes that are hidden from or unregistered by, the state for tax, social security and/or labour law purposes. Starting from the assumption that such non-compliance is not some minority practice (according to an OECD report, of the global working population of some three billion, nearly two-thirds - 1.8 billion - work in the informal economy, see Jütting and Laiglesia, 2009) and pushed by the need for governments to gather revenues to face the economic crisis, the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU-27) and Norway, as well as the EU Candidate countries, have been earnestly seeking new policy measures to enable the formalization of undeclared work (see EIRO, 2005; European Employment Observatory, 2004, 2007; Renooy et al, 2004; Williams and Renooy, 2009, 2013).

Two broad approaches have been distinguished towards undeclared work: a deterrence approach which seeks to engender compliance by detecting and punishing non-compliance, and an enabling approach which aims to encourage compliance by either: preventing businesses or people from engaging in undeclared work from the outset; providing incentives to enable the transfer of undeclared work into the declared realm, or facilitating commitment to ‘tax morality’ (Small Business Council, 2004; Williams and Renooy, 2009).

Conventionally, the deterrence approach was dominant across most European countries. However, the recent crisis and recalculations of the advantages of formalisation of informal economies have led to rethinking the way to deal with undeclared economies. Rather than seek to eradicate the undeclared economy, it is now becoming more popular an approach to encourage the formalisation of undeclared work.

Previous research from the GREY project (http://www.grey-project.group.shef.ac.uk/) has suggested that the informal economy may be higher the broader is the gap between individual and state morality. Our understanding is that where a citizen does not see the advantage of contributing to state development, or when s/e perceives the state as unreliable, not giving but only taking, or not giving enough, they are more likely to leave the game. In this respect, economic actors may even perceive as “moral” not contributing to the state (and thus doing something stigmatised by state morality). Indeed, there is an increasing amount of work in the informal economy and the emergence of individual accounts that contrast with a state-led view on individual morality (see, among others, Van Schendel & Abrahams, 2005; Wanner, 2005, Morris, 2012; Morris & Polese, 2014; Polese & Rodgers, 2011).

Deadline for submitting abstracts: February 15, 2015

For more informations please visit the website.

Russian and Polish Literary Translation Summer School, London, UK, July 6-10, 2015

Translate in the City offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention, and places will be allocated on a strictly "first come, first served" basis.

The course will be taught in an all-day workshop environment using a variety of texts including non-fiction (essays, journalism, academic) and fiction (poetry, fantasy, children's literature and crime writing  etc.) There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with publishers, agents, university staff and one another. Daily evening events will be scheduled including a keynote lecture, talks given by experts in the literary translation field, social networking event etc.

Tutor info
Polish - Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Portuguese -  Margaret Jull Costa OBE
Chinese - Nicky Harman
Russian - Robert Chandler
Japanese - Angus Turvill
Spanish - Nick Caistor
French - Ros Schwartz (who is also Co-Director of Translate in the City)
Italian - Howard Curtis
German - Ruth Urbom
Amanda Hopkinson Co-Director Translate in the City

Eligibility

There are no formal entry requirements to take part in the course, except the language requirement detailed below.

English Requirements

As the workshops are all into English, it is essential that all applicants to the course are English native speaker level. 

Application Procedure

You can apply online here.

For more informations please visit the website.

Visiting Fellows at Centre for Southeast European Studies, Graz, Austria, 2015-2016

The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz is currently accepting applications for Visiting Fellows for the academic year 2015-6. The Centre provides research facilities for fellows, including a working place, access to the library and full participation in the activities of the center for a period of one semester (4 months, either October-January or March-June). Visiting fellows are expected to present their work in a research seminar, discuss their research informally with members of the center and contribute a working paper to the center’s working paper series. Visiting fellows are also encouraged to contribute to seminars, classes and other teaching and research activities of the center.

The Centre does not provide financial assistance, but will support applications to different scholarship programs for visiting scholars, including the Ernst Mach Scholarship.

We are an interdisciplinary center at the University of Graz devoted to research and teaching on Southeastern Europe. The center reflects the broader focus of the University of Graz on Southeastern Europe and brings together researchers from different institutes and faculties working on the region. We also offer a Master Program in Southeast European Studies jointly with the University of Belgrade and coordinate a doctoral program on Southeastern Europe. The focus of the center’s activities is contemporary Southeastern Europe, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey. In addition to a strong research interest in former Yugoslavia, the center has recently expanded its research focus to Turkey as well.

Application Procedure

Please submit a CV, a one page research plan and two letters of recommendation either in German or English to Beate Hainschek by 15 January 2015 . We welcome applications from advanced doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and senior academics. Applicants from a variety of disciplines (including history, law, political science, law, anthropology, sociology, economics) will be considered. We also strongly encourage researchers engaged in comparative work (both within the region and between regions and countries) to apply. The main focus of the Centre is contemporary Southeastern Europe, but fellows with a historical interest will also be considered.

Organizer

  • Centre for Southeast European Studies

Information & contacts

Florian Bieber
e-mail
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Kerem Öktem
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Application deadline: January 15, 2015

For more informations please visit PECOB.

PhD - AHRC funding for PhDs in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture - Cambridge / Manchester / Oxford

Description

The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) invites applications for postgraduate research studentships available through its AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture.

The CEELBAS CDT is a consortium of four universities with extensive expertise in and resources for the study of the languages, literatures, cultures and history of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia: UCL (School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies), the University of Cambridge (Department of Slavonic Studies), the University of Manchester (Department of Russian and East European Studies) and the University of Oxford (Sub-Faculty of Russian & Slavonic Languages). External training partners of the consortium include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Library, openDemocracy and Pushkin House.

Eligibility

The CEELBAS CDT will award a number of AHRC Doctoral Studentships to candidates who have been offered a place on a relevant doctoral programme at one of its four partner universities (standard UK Research Council eligibility criteria apply). Please note that to be eligible to apply, candidates must have already been offered a place at one of the universities in the consortium.

Application Procedure

The deadline for Studentship applications is Monday 2nd March 2015. Please check online or with the relevant institutional admissions offices for the deadlines for submission of the admissions application and statement of intent to apply for a CEELBAS Studentship.
For full application guidelines and further details, please visit CEELBAS website or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Application deadline: March 2, 2015

For more informations please visit the website.

Call for Papers - The Uppsala Yearbook of Eurasian Studies 2014

The Uppsala Yearbook of Eurasian Studies is the continuation of the Uppsala Yearbook of East European Law, published by Wildly, Simmonds and Hill. The Uppsala Yearbook of Eurasian Studies has a broader focus on law, economics and politics of the Eurasian region. It is our belief that a proper understanding of the region requires an interdisciplinary approach. The purpose of the Yearbook is to stimulate interdisciplinary research and contribute to the dissemination of such research results.

The Yearbook welcomes three types of publications: longer academic articles (15,000-­‐25,000 words), shorter academic articles (6,000-­‐15,000 words) and notes, comments, and book reviews. Please note that although we accept both published and unpublished articles, preference will be given to the latter.

Submissions in Word format should be sent to assistant editors This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than January 1, 2015. For questions related to the publication, especially Guidance Notes for Authors please contact one of the assistant editors of the Yearbook.

Welcome with your contribution,

The Editors of the Uppsala Yearbook of Eurasian Studies

Professor Kaj Hobér, Faculty of Law, Uppsala University

Professor Leonid Polischuk, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Associate professor Anna Jonsson Cornell, Faculty of Law, Uppsala University

The Yearbook seeks to be scholarly and practical, lively and readable. It is believed that confronting issues from all sides rather than avoiding them, is a better way of understanding the past, the present and the future development of the Eurasian area.

New Europe College International Fellowships - Bucharest, Romania, Academic year 2015-16

Description

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania – announces the competition for Fellowships for the academic year 2015-16. The program targets young international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities, social studies, and economics.

Duration of the Fellowship:
a) a full academic year (10 months, October through July) or b) a one-term fellowship (October through February, or March through July).

Location: New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania.

The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 700 Euro (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship, as well as for season holidays. The Fellows who stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2,600 Euro for transportation, accommodation, and per diem). As an alternative, they can opt for field research, in Romania or outside it.

The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects, and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to hand in a research paper, reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. title or be doctoral students in an advanced stage of their research. Preference is given to candidates under the age of 40, and to those who have not yet benefited from a NEC Fellowship.
Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.

Application Procedure

Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message ”NEC International Fellowship”.

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 8, 2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into consideration. We will acknowledge receipt of an application and confirm whether the application requirements have been met within 10 days after the deadline. The applicants will be notified on the results of the pre-selection by mid-March 2015, by e-mail. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview via Skype, organized on April 15-18, 2015.

Application deadline: December 8, 2014


For more informaions please visit the website.

 

International Summer School: Societies in Transition. Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe between Conflict and Reconciliation, Jena, Germany, 22.08.2014 - 28.08.2014

The international summer school organized by the Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies (JCSR) and the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe dealt with conflicts and reconciliation in the geographical region of East (Central) Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective. The central question was the possibility of reconciliation processes for and in transitional societies that had recently experienced collapse or any destruction of the internal communication. The summer school combined different discussion forms like keynote lectures from theologians, historians, political scientists and sociologists, participants’ presentations of ongoing PhD research projects, and also three parallel workshops to deepen some of the topics of reconciliation. Another important factor was the personal experience of the participants, almost all of them were originally from Eastern European or post-Soviet states, so issues like the historical past, reconciliation and transitional justice in this region were always analyzed through the introspective perspective of personal or family experience of living in this region, full of the historical dramas and personal tragedies.

The conference was opened with a keynote lecture by the director of JCRS, MARTIN LEINER (Jena) noting the important aspects of the study of reconciliation politics in transitional states. The epistemological aspect of his lecture concerned the problem of a definition and a name of any actor of reconciliation. Talking about the category “East Central Europe”, he argued, it is not sufficient to think of a geographical entity, but also and especially a cultural or civilizational concept. The strong need for reconciliation politics/policy for Eastern Europe states is determined by its historical profile of being on the crossroads of the “great interests”. As Martin Leiner noted, the idea to “forget about Germany and Russia” is very understandable, but they always had and have influence on East (Central) Europe.

Building on the idea of the state subjectivity and responsibility for reconciliation process, LILY GARDNER FELDMAN (Washington) presented during her lecture the main achievements and ideas of the reconciliation politics between West Germany and Poland as well as between Russia and Poland. Comparing these two seemingly similar processes she stated that they differ very much from each other. While the West German-Polish reconciliation process is based on the move to a close partnership of the two states, especially after 1990, the Polish-Russian relationship is often formed by enmity rather than by steps toward amity.

Discussing the individual level of reconciliation and the research field of emotions ALENA MINCHENIA (Vilnius) argued that a key feature of the actor who can initiate reconciliation is shame. Alena Minchenia used as an empirical base the emotional intensities of political protests in Belarus interpreting shame as a feeling of negation, a sign of failure and of the dialectics of exposure.

MIMOZA TELAKU (Beer-Sheva) analyzed the problem of post-conflict reconciliation focusing on the collective memories and narrations of Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo. The similar theme of dealing with a common violent past stood at the center of the lecture by JÖRG LÜER (Berlin) from the Roman-Catholic NGO “Justitia et Pax”. He argued that it is important to identify the actors of conflict: perpetrators, victims and bystanders, and to understand the different ways in which they remember and interpret their past.

A question closely linked to interpreting the past and post-conflict communication was raised by KERSTIN TOMIAK (Cardiff). She asked if media can change the dis-communication and make persons more tolerant. Using data from a sociological survey she stated a correlation between the use of social media and intercultural tolerance – not all kinds of media promote tolerance, but there is the idea that social media could help to create intercultural understanding also in post-conflict societies.

Despite the important role of the media and civil society that was mentioned during the Summer School, not only in the keynote lecture by INA ALBER (Marburg), but also in several discussions, the main role in the reconciliation process is still being played by political authorities. OLGA KONKKA (Bordeaux) demonstrated how the contemporary Russian history textbooks are often based on the idea of “we” and the “other”, which can be seen as a legacy of Soviet ideology. This Soviet tradition of the state feeling as the “besieged fortress” was enforced in the 2000-ies by V. Surkov’s concept of the “sovereign democracy”, that implies almost hostile attitude towards foreign, especially Western states. [...]

Fore more informations please visit H/SOZ/KULT.

Call for Application - New Europe College International Fellowships - Bucharest, Romania, Academic year 2015-16

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania – announces the competition for Fellowships for the academic year 2015-16. The program targets young international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities, social studies, and economics.

Duration of the Fellowship:
a) a full academic year (10 months, October through July) or b) a one-term fellowship (October through February, or March through July).

Location: New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania.

The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 700 Euro (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship, as well as for season holidays. The Fellows who stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2,600 Euro for transportation, accommodation, and per diem). As an alternative, they can opt for field research, in Romania or outside it.

The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects, and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to hand in a research paper, reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. title or be doctoral students in an advanced stage of their research. Preference is given to candidates under the age of 40, and to those who have not yet benefited from a NEC Fellowship.
Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.

Application Procedure

Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message ”NEC International Fellowship”.

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 8, 2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into consideration. We will acknowledge receipt of an application and confirm whether the application requirements have been met within 10 days after the deadline. The applicants will be notified on the results of the pre-selection by mid-March 2015, by e-mail. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview via Skype, organized on April 15-18, 2015.

Application deadline: December 8, 2014

For futher informations please visit the website.

Assistant Professor "Soviet and Post-Soviet History" (CEU Budapest)

The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the field of Soviet and Post-Soviet History. Scholars with Central Asian and/or Caucasian research interest are encouraged to apply. In keeping with the Department's strong emphasis on interdisciplinary, comparative and cross-cultural studies, we seek applicants whose teaching and research accommodate contemporary approaches in social, political, gender, or cultural history. Applicants should hold a PhD degree and have excellent command of the Russian language.

About CEU and the History Department:

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and humanities and offering both Master's and Doctoral programs. It is located in Budapest and is accredited in both the United States and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement. The university is committed to promoting the values of open society and self-reflective critical thinking. The language of instruction is English.

The History Department encompasses the entangled histories of Habsburg, Ottoman, and Tsarist empires and their successor states. Several research centers and specializations extend the Department's topical and geographical reach. Support is available for individual research, with participation in European and global projects encouraged. The Department enrolls about 40 new Master's students and 6 doctoral students annually, with about 50 students in each program overall. Further information about the department is available at www.history.ceu.hu

Compensation:

The initial appointment as assistant professor is for four years and renewable; salary is negotiable and competitive.

How to apply:

Applications should include

- a C.V.,
- a list of publications,
- a sample publication,
- a letter of application including a short statement about the applicant's research and teaching plans,
- the names and addresses of at least three referees.

Please submit your complete application package to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including job code in subject line: 2014/052.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for application is 09. november 2014

For further information visit the website.

Call for journal articles – Continuities and Discontinuities: The History of Political Thought in Nineteenth-Century Hungary

The Hungarian Historical Review, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, invites articles for its thematic issue on the history of nineteenth-century Hungarian political thought. The thematic issue will publish original articles and historiographical essays on Hungarian political thought in the late Enlightenment and early nineteenth century (the so-called Reform Age), the period of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise, and the economic and social boom of the Dualist Era. In particular, we welcome comparative essays that explore the development of Hungarian political thought in comparison with similar debates among other political or cultural elites of the Habsburg Empire (e.g. German, Croatian, Czech, Polish, or Romanian). Proposals that address similar developments among other national elites and the imperial center will be also considered.

Relevant research questions include:

- Can one speak of distinct eras of constitutional thought divided by periods of Habsburg absolutism, or do these debates represent continuity in political thinking? To what extent can nineteenth-century Hungarian political thought be seen as an organic, continuous development? Is it better understood as a set of individual reform movements isolated from one another by political repression or by the centralised power of the Viennese court?
- To what degree can Enlightenment ideas be used as interpretative tools to understand political ideas and debates in the 1790s about constitutional reforms?
- To what extent can these ideas be assessed as the direct predecessors to the discourses of the Reform Age in the second quarter of the nineteenth century?

The journal welcomes case studies that examine whether continuity or discontinuity should be seen as the determining factor in political and ideological developments related to constitutional thought.

The thematic issue will go beyond the frames of national history, strictly understood, and welcomes proposals that attempt to situate Hungarian political thought in a regional context. We are particularly interested in inquiries that address the following questions:

- How did political thinking and constitutional ideas among the Viennese elite shape the Hungarian debates?
- To what extent and by what means were works of contemporary political thought in Europe (and specifically in Central Europe) circulated and appropriated in Hungary? To what extent were the individual products of Hungarian political thought original and indigenous? Who were the most widely read foreign authors, and how were they interpreted or translated? What was the role of censorship in the reception?
- How was the role of the state conceived in these debates?

We encourage proposals that adopt interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies and aim to rethink the state-of-the-art, including historiographical problems (such as the problem of periodization, the challenges of using the terminology of present-day political science in interpretations of nineteenth-century debates, and the impact of historical teleology).

We provide proofreading for contributors who are not native speakers of English.

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short biographical sketch, together with a brief biography and a selected list of three publications (we do not accept CVs).

Proposals should be submitted to the organizers by email:
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For further information visit the website.

Call for Articles: The Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europ, New Perspectives and Research Results

A Thematic Issue of the Hungarian Historical Review

The reorientation of Central and Eastern European historiographies after 1989 coincided with a major wave of research into the history of the Holocaust. Two of the crucial results of these intense efforts have been that the history of the Holocaust is now much more thoroughly embedded in diverse local and national contexts and is understood as a European cataclysm with substantial or even decisive involvement of non-Germans. Building on these insights, the Hungarian Historical Review is seeking papers to be published as part of a thematic issue devoted to new research directions and innovative findings in Central and Eastern European Holocaust historiography. The editors are especially interested in papers on the following topics, though alternative themes would also be considered:

   - Comparative and transnational studies of Central and Eastern European states allied to Nazi Germany and their policies towards their respective Jewish populations and each other with foci on their perpetrator roles in the Holocaust and other mass crimes during the years of the Second World War
   - Local and regional analyses of interethnic relations and the history of mass violence and genocide, including the relations between violence against Jews and other groups
  - Studies on Holocaust perpetrators, their socialization, organizations, ideologies, motivations and everyday practices on the local, national and transnational levels
   - Cultural aspects of the Holocaust such as genocidal fantasies and policies to destroy Jewish culture, on the one hand, and Jewish responses to persecution and genocide, on the other
   - Contemporary practices of Holocaust commemoration in Central and Eastern Europe and the contested nature of Holocaust remembrance since 1989 in a comparative and transnational perspective

We provide proofreading for contributors who are not native speakers of English.

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words, a brief biographical sketch and selected list of three publications (no full CVs please).

The editors will ask the authors of selected papers (max. 10 000 words) to submit their final articles no later than January 31, 2015.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: June 30, 2014.

For more Informations visit the website.

 

Call for Papers - Crises and Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe

The year 2014 marks twenty-five years since the end of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) and ten years after the enlargement of the European Union into the region. To mark this event Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe is planning to hold a conference on 22-23 November at Warsaw University entitled ‘Crises and Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe’.

These anniversaries are significant landmarks in the history of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the continent as a whole. However, even more importantly, they occur during a time of intense economic and political difficulties in Europe. The economic crisis has brought a prolonged economic downturn that has worsened the living standards of its populations and brought political uncertainty and instability.

The conference will consist of two plenary sessions together with a series of workshops held in parallel.

Guidelines for Submission:
If you would like to propose a panel or offer a paper for a workshop then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

Proposals for panels and abstracts of proposed papers must be received by 1 June 2014. Abstracts should be 300 words or less. When sending an abstract or proposal please include an e-mail address for correspondence.
We plan to publish at least one special issue of Debatte based on papers presented at the conference. If you would like your paper to be considered for publication in the journal please submit a full draft by 1 October 2014
The languages of the conference will be English and Polish and we will be arranging translation between these two languages at the conference. Abstracts and papers should be submitted in one of these two languages.

Admission to the conference will be free but we will be asking those with institutional support to pay a fee of £80.

Further information about the conference can be found on the Debatte website.

Association Founded in Kazakhstan

In March 2014, a public Association for Eurasian, Russian and Central Asian Studies was registered in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. Its initiators and founders are scholars in the L. Gumilev Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan branch of the Moscow State University, the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University.

One of the main objectives of the Association is to develop the social and academic environment conducive to free expression and dissemination of humanities knowledge.

The Association is founded for the purposes of incorporation of the efforts of scholars - historians, archivists, philologists, sociologists, political scientists, economists, notaries, cultural specialists, philosophy experts, religious scholars, as well as the representatives of other interested professions – for the enhanced study and analysis of actual problems of the development of the Eurasian states in both ancient and contemporary times.

The Association will organize scientific conferences, workshops, and round tables together with interested national and foreign organizations. These will be focused on actual problems of humanitarian knowledge of the studied scientific area.

Support of young scientists and professionals able to develop new research directions is a high priority. Furthermore, to enhance the competitiveness of Kazakhstan’s scholarly work, joint research work with international professionals will be encouraged.

Currently, the Association’s members are preparing for the 6th East Asian Conference "Building Eurasian Cooperation Network: Dynamism and Tasks" in Seoul, June 27th - 28th, 2014, and for the ICCEES World Congress 2015 in Makuhari.

Call for Papers – History of Communism in Europe

The forthcoming issue of the academic journal History of Communism in Europe is Narratives of Legitimation in Totalitarian Regimes in the 20th Century Europe – Heroes, Villains, Intrigues and Outcomes. Twenty five years ago the grand narrative of European communism collapsed together with the Great Wall of Berlin, leaving in its wake an invitation for questions, analyses and startling revelations. This grand narrative resisted for several decades and a perfume of nostalgia for those times still persists in Central and Eastern Europe. Looking further back in time, countries in this area and in the rest of the European space experienced regimes of the extreme right. Today many of the consequences of both extremes are widely known, but the question of legitimation still lingers. This volume tries to explore the myriads of strings that formed those grand narratives: grass-root ideologized story-telling, construction of important characters and figures, micro and macro-narratives, narrative templates of collective memory, narratives that define and legitimate knowledge and truth, symbolic figures of heroes and villains. Are there specific types of legitimation according to different cultures and cultural influences? We welcome articles that intertwine history, memory, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, critical theory, gender studies, literature or any other related field and are written from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics may address the following aspects:

  • different grounds for legitimation of a totalitarian regime;
  • national/nationalist discourses and their narrative memory templates;
  • symbolic institutions and symbolic characters: monographs, self-built identities – autobiographies; narratives of identity grounded in tradition;
  • types of narratives and their use in legitimation: arts, literature, history, science;
  • socialist narratives of legitimizing gender equality;
  • daily social practices, education and propaganda;
  • narratives and counter-narratives on the relationship between religious and laic authority;

Please find the CfP here: PECOB

2014 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 16 until August 8. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).

During the first four weeks of the Lab, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center also organizes conferences, noontime speakers, and social events for Lab associates.

For graduate students, it provides an opportunity to conduct dissertation research prior to going abroad and a way to prioritize which resources to target after exhausting materials found within the US.

The deadline for grant funding is April 15.

Please find the CfA here.

Postdoc Position: "Cultural Orientations and Institutional Order in Southeastern Europe" (Jena, Germany)

Request for Proposal (RFP)

DFG (German Research Foundation) Research training group "Cultural Orientations and Institutional Order in Southeastern Europe" at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (in cooperation with the Erfurt University)

Deadline for applications: 15 April, 2014

The research training group "Cultural Orientations and Institutional Order in Southeastern Europe" (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1412), which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and the Federal State of Thuringia invites applications for

1 Postdoc Position

which is to be filled by 01st of July, 2014

for a 18 months duration (without possibility of prolongation) by (exceedingly) qualified people from the below-mentioned disciplines. Applicants from the following disciplines are welcome: South Slavonic studies, Romanian studies, History, Sociology, Political Science, Southeast European studies, Religious studies (note that for the last-mentioned subject applicants may also enrol at the University of Erfurt -- the subject offered here focuses on Orthodox Christianity in Southeastern Europe).

The central focus of the research training group lies in the conflict between cultural foundations of Southeast European societies and Western concepts of politics, culture, religion and society as well as their institutional acquirement. Particular emphasis lies on the questions on the relatedness of collectivity and individuality in the overall cultural concepts and patterns of behaviour, the basis and structures of interdenominational, interreligious and interethnic forms of cohabitate as well as the transfer and adaptation of institutions.

The acceptance of the scholarship implies the regular participation in the research training group programme. It is expected that the stipendiary has his/her place of residence in Jena or Erfurt by the time the scholarship starts. The amount of the scholarship is -- depending on age -- between 1.365 and 1.467 EUR per month with an additional grant for material expenses of 103 EUR monthly and child benefit if applicable.

For further information please visit: DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1412

International Summer School 2014: 'Societies in Transition. Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe between Conflict and Reconciliation' (22-28 August, 2014 — Jena, Germany)

The transformation processes that began in the 1980s in the Soviet Union and East Central Europe changed the political and social landscape, raising different questions about conflict and reconciliation. In the attempt to come to terms with past injustices debates and crises within the respective societies occurred, persisting until today and obstructing the growing together of a peaceful Europe. Those debates include issues such as how to deal with ethnical, religious and national rights, claims of sovereignty, minorities, political repression and collective or individual experiences of violence. The historical backgrounds of the different countries shape the way in which transformation has taken and takes place, what kind of conflicts may or may not appear and if and how reconciliation is possible.

Taking place from 22 - 28 August in Jena, Germany, the Summer School will be held by the Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS) in cooperation with the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association, the Geschichtswerkstatt Jena e.V. and the Collegium Europaeum Jenense (CEJ).

The Summer School will offer a platform for experts and young scholars to share their knowledge and experience. The key lectures, held by renowned experts on Peace, Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation Studies will address a selection of countries in East Central Europe (Soviet Union, Poland, Germany, Belarus, Baltic States) and their debates about the past and the possibilities for a peaceful future in post-socialist Europe. In the seminars, participants of the Summer School will give presentations and submit their papers for discussion, investigating multi-ethnic and multi-religious centres of conflict in East Central Europe.

Two workshops will be offered during the Summer School, allowing the participants to gather insight into the practical application of reconciliation work and into critical approaches of dealing with the past. Thematically, the first workshop will focus on the work of the Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, a Polish-German intermediary organisation that facilitates reconciliation in Eastern Europe, in the aftermath of 1945. The second workshop will concentrate on the Comparative Study of Reconciliation Practices in international perspective.

Some of the key questions that will be discussed during the event:

  • What do reconciliations processes in East Central Europe look like? In what way are they different from reconciliation processes in South America, Africa and Asia?
  • Are there universal mechanisms in conflict perception and reconciliation and how can they be integrated in transformation and reconciliation studies?
  • How does the exclusion of groups of victims, based on ethnicity or religion, manifest itself in different cultures? What are the mechanisms that let cultures reaffirm their reasons for not making up for past injustices (e.g. redemption, compensation, apologies, recognition, reconciliation processes)?
  • What role does identity construction have in overcoming perpetual violence? How can the involvement of third-party actors help create a base for reconciliation in the middle of strife?

Participants will present their projects in panels. Interdisciplinary projects are preferred. The workshops will be held to give some practical applications of the practices on reconciliation, historical memory, conflict transformation and peace studies. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a cultural programme within the city of Jena and the surrounding region.

Please find the CfA here: H-Soz-u-Kult

 

PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Russian, Central & East European Studies at The University of Glasgow

The School of Social and Political Science, Central and East European Studies subject area at The University of Glasgow encourages applications for a range of PhD studentships due to begin in September 2014. These studentships are offered on a self-funding and funded basis. Funded scholarships are offered through the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (Language-based Area Studies pathway) in conjunction with CRCEES, and as part of the University of Glasgow’s College of Social Science Scholarship Competition 2014.   

For further information please visit: BASEES

PhD studentships - University of Sheffield for 2014

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to PhD study in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year.
We offer research expertise and supervision in the following broad areas:

  • critical theory and the history of ideas (Prof. Evgeny Dobrenko, Prof. Craig Brandist)
  • Russian and Soviet literary and film studies (Prof. Evgeny Dobrenko, Prof. Craig Brandist)
  • history of art, visual culture and the aesthetics of everyday life in twentieth century Russia and the Soviet Union (Prof. Susan E. Reid)
  • the linguistics of Slavonic languages, especially corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, studies of variation, and language policy, with respect to Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian (Prof. Neil Bermel, Dr Dagmar Divjak)

In addition, we offer the possibility of co-supervision with staff in the other Departments of the School (French, Hispanic Studies, Germanic Studies) via our School Research Clusters:

  • Linguistics
  • Visual Culture, Film and Performance
  • Gender Studies
  • Intellectual History and Politics
  • Migration, Culture and Communities
  • Literary Studies

Applications for the following scholarship opportunities must be submitted by 3 February 2014:

  1. Following the announcement that the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) has received £19m from the AHRC to establish a Doctoral Training Partnership that will create over 300 PhD studentships and join the expertise of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, we are pleased to announce a range of AHRC-funded PhD opportunities. Further details can be found on the White Rose College website.
  2. Applications for the University Prize scholarships, the Harry Worthington scholarships, the Wolfson scholarships and Faculty scholarships are also open and further details about all of them can be found here. Before submitting a funding application, scholarship applicants must have been accepted by the Department for a place on our programme. We strongly encourage applicants to discuss their research proposal with one of the research supervisors in the Department (listed above) in advance of submitting the application. Further information about postgraduate study can be found here. Please direct enquiries to the Graduate Tutor: Professor Susan E. Reid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  3. Caucasus Scholarship: In addition to the above scholarships, the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies also invites applications to the  Caucasus scholarship for doctoral research in one of the  following areas:
  • The study of Caucasian folklore in the Marr circle;
  • The use and re-use of folklore in 20th-century Georgian literature.

Please find the full CfA here: PECOB.

3 PhD Grants for our Siberian Studies Centre (MPI for Social Anthropology)

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the world’s leading centres for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to anthropological theory, though many programmes also have applied significance and political topicality.

The Siberian Studies Centre plans to recruit three PhD students to commence their work at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology on (or shortly after) 15 March 2014.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
We expect PhD students to complete twelve months of fieldwork in the Russian Federation as part of their studies.

Your Profile
Applicants will be co-supervised by Dr Joachim Otto Habeck, coordinator of the Siberian Studies Centre, and one of the three directors of the Institute (or a research group leader). Applicants are encouraged to submit research proposals pertinent to the region of study – Siberia, the Far East of Russia, and the Far North of Russia (including its European part) – and a clear thematic focus of relevance for one of the three departments of the Institute. These are:

- Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ headed by Prof. Marie-Claire Foblets;
The Department of Law and Anthropology has a particular interest in research focusing on how people in contemporary societies combine several normative orders. The latter vary with the histories of the
societies/communities and the degree to which they participate in globalisation today. Siberia can serve as an excellent test case. The research should be empirical in nature, and involve – subject to their relevance – kinship relations, dispute settlement mechanisms, property and land issues, the role of human rights, the impact of religion.
www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/research/d3

- Department ‘Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia’ headed by Prof. Chris Hann.
The Department ‘Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia’ engages with general questions of post-socialist transformation and economic anthropology (Chris Hann), historical anthropology (Dittmar Schorkowitz) and cultural heritage (Christoph Brumann).
www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/research/d2

- Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ headed by Prof. Günther Schlee;
Integration and conflict are central points of reference for the analysis of human collectivities. The construction, meaning, and communication of identity offer an important field of research within this frame of reference. The analysis of descriptions of the self and others in processes of peaceful and violent interaction and, in particular, the development of identities in confrontation with other groups, are at the centre of the Department’s research programme. Description and analysis of conflict mechanisms also play an important role here.
www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/research/d1

Our Offer
The positions are generally awarded for two years, with the possibility for two six-month extensions. The curriculum will take place in Halle/Saale and the group will work together also in Halle/Saale.

The Max Planck Society strives to employ more persons with disabilities and explicitly encourages
applications. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in underrepresented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women.

For further information please visit: H-Soz-u-Kult

2013 Fall European Diplomacy Workshop (18 - 23 November 2013)

The European Academy of Diplomacy is now accepting applications for the European Diplomacy Workshop: Eastern Partnership and cordially invite you and your students and colleagues to participate in this upcoming project.

The European Diplomacy Workshop (EDW) is a week-long, first in Europe program devoted solely to the Eastern Partnership, European Neighborhood Policy and European Union Foreign Policy. Based on workshops from experts in the fields of EU Foreign Policy (Eastern Partnership and European Neighborhood Policy), and hands-on skills training in International Negotiations, Public Speaking, Strategic Planning and Leadership, the European Diplomacy Workshop is designed for emerging political and social leaders, public servants and non-governmental representatives who are eager to learn how to influence the changing context of their country.

The European Diplomacy Workshop is also a forum for exchanging experiences and enhancing cooperation between leaders from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East by giving participants opportunities to broaden their EU and regional specific knowledge and acquire and practice essential skills necessary for shaping the modern world.

Designed specifically for emerging leaders from political and social spheres, public servants and non-governmental representatives, the EDW regularly attracts representatives from both within and outside the EU and from a wide variety of institutions, governmental and NGO alike. The European Diplomacy Workshop is an international and multicultural environment with students traveling from all over the world to participate. The European Academy of Diplomacy is proud to have more than 100 alumni from the EDW from 30 different countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the United States).

For further information please visit the website.



Assistant Professor in Russian literature and culture (Princeton University)

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture to begin September 1, 2014. We are looking for an imaginative and energetic scholar with broad interests and the ability to teach a variety of courses. Candidates for the position must have native or near-native command of both Russian and English. Field of specialization is open. Applications, due 1 December 2013, should include a cover letter, a cv, three letters of recommendation, a graduate transcript, and an article-length writing sample. For candidates who do not yet have a Ph.D., the recommendation of the principal advisor must include precise information on the present status of the dissertation and the likelihood of completion by summer 2014. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AATSEEL conference in Chicago in January 2014.

The candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in a range of subjects and to produce excellent scholarship in his/her areas of specialization. The teaching load is two courses per semester.  

For further information please click here.

Call for submissions: Visions of Order, Protest, and Revolution in Post-Soviet Nations (Ideology and Politics)

The Ideology and Politics Journal is dedicated to the analysis of ideologies in its political, social and conceptual forms. Devoted to the advancement of understanding of socio-political processes in post-Soviet Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine – and wider former Soviet Union’s space, Journal deals with the ideological and intellectual issues arising in the course of formation of new societies. The Ideology and Politics Journal encourages discussion of the historical, cultural and ethical dimensions of political action, with the intention to contribute to both the advancement of interdisciplinary research of contemporary ideologies, and the promotion of a good politics in countries of the region.

The Ideology and Politics Journal is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal issued two times a year. The Journal is published in electronic form.

The upcoming fourth issue is dedicated to the Visions of Order, Protest, and Revolution in Post-Soviet Nations.

The Ideology and Politics Journal is seeking articles for its issue, which will focus on how new identities and evolving collective memories influence political processes in the Post-Soviet countries. Journal welcomes, but does limit submissions to the following topics:

  • dreams/memories of Order in Post-Soviet societies
  • the right to rebel in Post-Soviet thought
  • color revolutions and reaction in the region
  • international integration, external governance and a hope for Order
  • ideological function of memories on USSR in understanding political Order
  • political implications of dreams of Order and fear of ‘wild 1990-ies’

Please find the full CfP here: www.ideopol.org

Call for Contributions: Muddled Masculinities in Central and Eastern Europe (SEXTURES)

Deadline for submitting papers: 15 March 2014.

In her recent memoir, The Taste of Ashes (2013), Marci Shore writes of her friend – she calls him Oskar – who killed himself after a failed attempt to reintegrate into Czech society as someone who had lived abroad for many years. “It didn’t have to happen this way,” the dead man’s son wrote. “It has everything to do with being raised male. Who was there to listen to his disappointment when he returned to a country poisoned by the cheap mediocrity and plastic that seems to inevitably come with capitalism? ... I pledge to fight against these inhumane male roles, because they hurt gentle, dear men like my father and because they have killed him, and I wasn’t done loving him yet.” Shore leaves this potent indictment of East-Central European masculinity unexamined, and unfortunately she is not alone in failing to embed the gendering of men from this region within a critical, self-conscious historical narrative. This special issue of Sextures seeks to expose how masculinities have evolved, merged, split, gained and lost hegemony, and been normalized in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe.

We invite contributions on, but not limited to, the following questions:

  • Have assertions of masculinity in Eastern Europe and the Balkans in various historical periods been a reaction to Western, orientalist thinking about the region as passive, backward, and despotic?
  • Both traditionalist celebrations of the peasantry and liberal stereotypes of East European backwardness root masculinity in a pre-modern, agrarian family structure. To what extent has this image of the paterfamilias shaped male performances of gender during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries?
  • To what extent is masculinity dependent on age, class, race, and ethnicity?
  • How have Christians, Jews, Muslims and atheists thought about men as gendered beings and to what extent have religious ideas shaped how men perform gender?
  • How have evolving notions about women’s suffrage, the new woman, domestic violence, contraception, and abortion shaped the history of masculinity in the region?
  • How have heterosexual tropes of masculinity reacted to both feminist and LGBTQ identity movements?  
  • How comparable were fascist and communist ideals of men during the twentieth century?
  • Did oppressive regimes of the left and the right reinforce male authority within the family as a microcosm of the state or did they marginalize men by ruling family members as equal subjects of the state? Are these mutually exclusive options?
  • Have bio-political regimes in the region related to men as ungendered and unmarked “citizens” or as a group with gender-specific roles and responsibilities vis-à-vis the state?
  • Why have some ways of thinking about masculinity thrived in the region while others remain hidden and unacknowledged?
  • What feelings/practices/physiognomies/desires constitute masculinities, and what is the role of shame in scaffolding various masculinities?

These questions are to be taken as an invitation to reflection, rather than prescriptive statements limiting potential submissions. We focus on Central and Eastern Europe and particularly welcome papers crossing/transgressing disciplinary boundaries.

Please find the full CfP here: SEXTURES

Malevich Society Grant

The Malevich Society is a private American not-for-profit organization, established by members of the family of the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, and dedicated to advancing knowledge about Kazimir Malevich and his work. In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art and should be better recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Malevich Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities relating to the history and memory of Kazimir Malevich. The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality. PhD candidates whose dissertation topics have been accepted by their institutions may apply for support after completing at least one year of dissertation research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts. Applications are accepted yearly by 30 September.

For further information please visit: www.malevichsociety.org

Fellowships (Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies)

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Heidelberg. Building on the structures established by the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context," it is open to scholars especially in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Founded in April 2013, the HCTS assembles scholars from all over the world to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue and to enhance their understanding of transcultural  processes. The Centre offers a Master's and a Doctoral Programme in Transcultural Studies.

In addition to five permanent fellows (the HCTS professorships in Transcultural Studies), a group of senior and junior fellows is invited each year to join the HCTS to pursue their own research and to engage in discussions with other fellows as well as graduate students around a common theme. Fellows can choose to be in residence in Heidelberg for a period ranging from between  six months to two academic years.

In 2014-15, fellows at the HCTS are invited to pursue their own research, with a suggested focus on one of the following three themes:
1. Detours-Mediated Circulations of Knowledge
2. Transcultural Exchanges in a Pre-modern World
3. Urban Spaces

Researchers working on all historical periods, all regions of the world and from all relevant disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply and to develop new, innovative ways to pursue their research from a transcultural perspective.  Group applications are welcome. Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed within or outside the University who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise. Fellowships will be  awarded on the strength of a candidate's proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the programme themes, the candidate's scholarly record, and the candidate's ability to contribute to intellectual life at the HCTS.

For further information please visit: www.hcts-fellows.uni-hd.de

Program for visiting scholars at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg

The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS, www.ios-regensburg.de) in Regensburg is an independent research facility with close links to the University of Regensburg. It is characterized by the combination of historical and economic expertise as well as by its focus on Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Another significant feature is the institute's distinct international orientation.

The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) performs research in three major areas concerning the historical and economic developments of Eastern and Southeastern Europe:

  * Dimensions of Institutional Change
  * Labour, Social Systems and Quality of Life
  * Interdependencies, Migration and Trade

Furthermore, the IOS maintains a special library of more than 300,000 media units of literature in humanities and social sciences relating to the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Within the framework of its Visiting Research Fellow Program, the IOS encourages applications from historians and economists or scholars of related disciplines. The duration of the research stay usually lasts between two and four weeks. The fellows are expected to conduct their research as part of a mutual agreement with the institute. The amount of the research allowance is determined by the applicant's professional experience.

Together with the University of Regensburg, the institute provides an attractive research environment in a city known for its high quality of life. Regensburg has one of Germany's largest authentically preserved medieval cities holding the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For further information please visit: www.ios-regensburg.de

Dean of International Programs, European University at St. Petersburg

Dean of EUSP International Programs leads the Department of International Programs (DIP) which is at the core of the internationalization strategy and activities of EUSP. With IMARES program started in 1998, it has the longest history in Russia of delivering international-standard MA education in Russian and Eurasian studies to students mostly from North America and Western Europe with occasional involvement of other parts of the world. DIP is a small and very dynamic unit pushing forward the frontiers of internationalization for the whole country, pioneering international programs not only in Russian and Eurasian politics, history and societies, but also in culture and the arts (MARCA program) and energy politics (ENERPO). DIP constantly works on quality assurance, involvement of the best international teaching staff and program promotion to a wider geography of students through a growing scholarship base.

For further information please visit: www.eu.spb.ru

3 PhD fellowships – Urban reconfigurations in post-Soviet space

The Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig kindly invites applications from highly qualified and motivated individuals for 3 PhD fellowships to commence as soon as possible. The IfL is a non-university research institute and member of the Leibniz Association with currently around 70 employees. It is institutionally financed by the Free State of Saxony and the Federal Republic of Germany in the context of a common research funding agreement.

For further information please visit: h-net.msu.edu.

Fung Global Fellows Program

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).  During the academic year 2014/15, the theme for the Fung Global Fellows Program will be “Global Diffusion.” The program seeks applications from scholars developing new, innovative ways to study global diffusion processes. The objects of diffusion could be specific modes of social categorization (such as “race” in census forms), principles of legitimation (such as democracy), government policies (such as minority quota systems), forms of conflict (such as revolutions), or cultural practices (such as Tango dancing or marrying “in white”). We especially encourage analytically oriented approaches that identify recurring patterns and mechanisms through rigorous comparison of multiple cases or quantitative analysis, with broad geographic (preferably transcontinental) coverage. Researchers working on all historical periods of the modern age, all regions of the world and of all disciplinary backgrounds in the social sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply.

For further information please visit: princeton.edu.

 

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