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Happy New Year to the Readers of this Blog!

Title VIII Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training Program Deadline Reminder

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is accepting
applications for its 2009-2010 ,Title VIII Grants for Research and Advanced
Language Training programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, RussiaSoutheastern Europe, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.

Application deadline for Fall 2009 and Academic Year 2009-2010 programs:
January 15th, 2009.

Please be aware that this will be the last January 15th deadline, as the
Title VIII programs will move to a once-a-year deadline in Fall of 2009.
For more information on this, please contact Outbound Programs (contact
information listed below).

Fellowships will be offered in five categories:

*Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Provides full support for three- to
nine-month research trips to Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus,
Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip international
travel, housing and living stipends, visa support, medical insurance,
archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. gr…

Archives Management Software Review that will be useful to Slavic and East European Archives

The Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA) recently conducted a review of archival management software programs in order to identify what is currently available in the under $8,000 price range and to offer assistance on how to select a program to meet specific needs.

The report, called Archives Management Software Review Report, is now available on the Council of Nova Scotia Archives website for anyone interested.

Funding for this review was obtained from the Provincial Archival Development Program provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage and administered through Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management. The CNSA gratefully acknowledges this support.

Source:Karen White

Archives Advisor
Council of Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 1W4
Tel (902) 424-7093
Fax (902) 424-0628

CONF./CFP- 6th International Conference, Kazakh-German Univ, Almaty, Mar. 25-26

CONF./CFP- 6th International Conference, Kazakh-German Univ, Almaty, Mar. 25-26, 2009

Kazakh-German University

6th International Conference at Kazakh-German University Almaty / Kazakhstan

"The EU and Central Asia: Strategies for a new partnership"
25-26 March 2009

Kazakh-German University invites scholars, academics, and students from Kazakhstan, Germany, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to participate in this conference.

The conference comprises 3 sections in which presentations will be held and discussed with the audience.

1st Section: "Inducing sustainable competitiveness of the Central
Asian economies"

2nd Section: "Sustainable use of energy and water resources in Central Asia"

3rd Section: "Processes of political and social modernization in Central Asia"

4th Section: "The role of the young generation and education in
transition of the self-awareness of Central Asian societies"

5th Section: "Intercultural…

[CFP]The 9th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop

The 9th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR)

February 2-3, 2009, Enschede, The Netherlands


Call for 2-Page Poster Papers (deadline: January 16, 2009)

The primary aim of Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval (DIR) workshop is to provide an international meeting place where researchers from the domain of information retrieval and related disciplines, can exchange information and present innovative research developments.

DIR 2009 will take place at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, on February 2-3, 2009. The workshop is organised under the auspices of the Working Community on Information Sciences (WGI) and the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS).
The workshop is sponsored by NWO.

Keynote Speaker: prof. Gerhard Weikum (MPII, Saarbruecken, Germany) Gerhard Weikum is Research Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII) in Saarbruecken, …

29th Annual Slavic Forum: Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago

29th Annual Slavic Forum: Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago

The graduate students in the Slavic Department at the University of Chicago issue a call for papers for the 29th Annual Slavic Forum. The conference will be held on the University of Chicago campus on May 8-9, 2009.

All submissions dealing with Slavic studies are encouraged,including linguistics, literature, art, history, anthropology, and interdisciplinary. Panel themes will be determined by the Slavic Forum committee following acceptance of papers to the conference. Past panels have included topics such as Slavic Linguistics, Text and Image, Space and Time, and Slavs Abroad. Past papers have included: "Andrei Drozin's Evening of Plastika, World of People and Objects: The Role of Plastika in Acting Training," "Conceptual Overlaps and Formal Gaps in Gombrowicz and Borges," "Day as Ritual: Temporal Perspective in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," "On the …

Google Zeitgeist- True or False

Dear Readers,

Google recently published its zeitgeist aka hits list for the most popular searches throughout our world. Please take a look at this listing at

Self-Description: As the year comes to a close, it's time to look at the big events, memorable moments and emerging trends that captivated us in 2008. As it happens, studying the aggregation of the billions of search queries that people type into the Google search box gives us a glimpse into the zeitgeist — the spirit of the times. We've compiled some of the highlights from Google searches around the globe and hope you enjoy looking back as much as we do.

[CFP] Eurasia: Prospects for Wider Cooperation

Eurasia: Prospects for Wider Cooperation

Call for Proposals

The VIII World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26-31 July 2010.

The Swedish Society for the Study of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia invites all interested scholars to submit proposals for panels, papers and round-table discussions. These proposals should reflect the results of new research in the study of developments in the cultural, political, social and economic processes underway in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

While acknowledging the ongoing European integration processes, the VIII World Congress is convened at a time when the international situation poses new security challenges, requiring the elaboration of new strategies. The Congress seeks to organize a wide scholarly discussion of these developments. The processes of European integration and wider cooperation across Eurasia not only impact…

[Policy Report]Preventing Genocide: A Blueprint for U.S. Policymakers

The Genocide Prevention Task Force has released its report Preventing
Genocide: A Blueprint for U.S. Policymakers. The direct link for the full report is

The main website with the report broken into parts is

The Joint Forces Command released is Joint Operating Environment 2008 report. This report outlines threats and opportunities U.S. joint forces may confront in the next 25 years. The JOE 2008 report is available at

Source:Greta E. Marlatt
email: gmarlatt(at)

The Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 3

The Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 3 is now available from Digital Scholarship.

This bibliography presents selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Book Search. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Book Search and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical.

For a discussion of the numerous changes in my digital publications since my resignation from the University of Houston Libraries, see the Digital Scholarship Publications Overview.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Publisher, Digital Scholarship

[Open Access] Federal Databases

Although, this is a blog that is dedicated to the East European Studies, I have decided to periodically post some interesting facts from the collateral fields.
This is a family of ten databases. * Information Bridge - searches 180,000+ full-text research and development reports about all aspects of energy
* Energy Citations Database - searches 2.3+ million research and development reports about all aspects of energy, with access to197,000+ full texts
* E-Print Network - searches 5+ million non-DOE e-prints by searching 38,000+ web sites and data repositories
* DOE Patents- searches 20,000+ patents that have resulted form DOE and Atomic Energy Commission research
* Science Conference Proceedings - searches conference proceedings and papers from national labs and professional societies in the field of energy
* Research and Development Project Summaries - searches summaries of 36,000+ research projects performed by DOE and DOE contractors since 1995
* Federal R & …

[Graduate Program] MA in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) invites
applications for its Master of Arts program in Russian, East European,
and Central Asian Studies for fall 2009. Our two-year program provides
interdisciplinary area studies training for students interested in the
cultural, economic, social, and historical factors that have shaped the
development of societies in Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.
Combining language study, broad interdisciplinary training, and
knowledge of the methodological approaches in a given academic social
science or humanities discipline, our program is ideal for students
interested in pursuing professional careers in business, journalism, and
law and for students planning further graduate study. Our students
benefit from a varied program of lectures, conferences, and seminars
with national and international experts. The members of our faculty are
outstanding teachers and scholars. Every year applicants to our program
are competitive for U.S. Department …