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Special Inspector General for Afghanistan and for Iraq Reconstruction Reports 2009

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
Quarterly Report to Congress [January 2009]

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
Quarterly Report to Congress [January 2009]

Greta E. Marlatt
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[Fellowships and Grants ] The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is offering 15 postgraduate studentships for students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities: eight cover UK/EU fees and offer a maintenance award at the Research Council rate of £13,290; seven cover UK/EU fees and offer a maintenance award at 50% of the Research Council rate, i.e. £6,645.
    Applicants for research degrees (MPhil and PhD) in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies may apply, subject to eligibility, for these awards. The deadline is 31 March 2009. For more information, follow the link below.
    Please note that in order to be considered for a University of Sheffield studentship, you must first apply to the University for admission to an appropriate programme of study.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding:
    AHRC-funded studentships will be available either through the AHRC's Studentship Competition, or through a Block Grant Partnership (BGP) whereby the University …

FELLOWSHIP- Two Research & Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy, Bishkek

Call for Applications

Source: Dinara Asanbaeva <>

2 Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Application Deadline: April 15, 2009

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote and enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian region, enshrined in its fundamental idea of comprehensive security.
Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The Academy is looking for two research and teaching fellows in the MA Program Political Science 2009/2010.


The qualified candidate holds at least an MA/MSc but preferably a PhD degree in Political Science or a related field and has teaching experience.

The fellowship has the following terms and components:

1) A teaching assignment of a course on either on either Approaches & Issues in Internatio…

[UCLA] Announcing a CMRS Ahmanson Conference

Announcing a CMRS Ahmanson Conference

"Medieval Sexuality: 2009"
Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2009

Considering that the history of sexuality as a more or less coherent intellectual project is only a few decades old, what we have learned about medieval sexuality so far is remarkable. Precisely because the investigations have only just begun, however, whole areas have yet to be explored. To further this exploration, this conference will bring together scholars from various disciplines and nationalities to take stock of what is being done now and to investigate new areas in the history of medieval sexuality. Attention will be focused on two primary issues: First—What is this thing we call "medieval sexuality"? Does it have any medieval coherence, or, despite what scholars claim to have learned from Foucault, is it just modern sexuality in medieval drag? Second—What can be learned by studying points of exchange, the movement of sexual knowledges or representatio…

Fellowships: ACTR/ ACCELS

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to
announce fellowship opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate
students to participate in the Summer 2009 Eurasian Regional Language
Program for language study in Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus,
Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova.

Applications for the Summer 2009 program are due March 1st. Applications
are now available for download from the American Councils website: 

Fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department
of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays)
grant support. Recent program participants have also received
substantial fellowship support from the Institute of International
Education (IIE), the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and
the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).

Recent Eurasian Regional Language Program participants have studied:

Azeri in Baku;
Georgian and Chechen in Tbilisi;
Kazakh in Almaty;

MA in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MADIA) – Fall 2009

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA)

Baku, Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA), School of International Affairs, seeks applicants for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MADIA) Program with strong academic background, professional experience, demonstrated potential for growth and clear commitment to serve in the field of international affairs. English language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission.

MADIA is a two-year graduate program that requires full time study in residence. Designed for both Azerbaijani and international students, this program explores political, academic, social and economic issues with strong offerings over several disciplines. The coursework allows students to understand today's pressing international issues with a perspective that values both past and future.

All prospective students need to complete online ADA Online Application to be considered for admissions. ADA Online Application…

Summer Fellowships for Russian Teachers

Summer Fellowships for Russian Teachers

Apply online now for American Councils 2009 Summer Russian Language Teachers Program!

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for the 2009 Summer Russian Language Teachers Program at Moscow State University. Between fifteen and twenty finalists will be selected to receive program funding from the U.S.Department of Education under the Fulbright-Hays Act. All program expenses (less an initial program deposit and domestic travel to and from Washington,D.C.) will be paid for these participants.

Applications for the summer 2009 program are due March 1st. American Councils has recently launched an online application which can be found on the Summer Russian Language Teachers Program page at: Applications are also available for download on this site.

This is a six-week program in Russian language, culture, and foreign language pedagogy for teachers or teac…

CFP: Fourth Biennial Conference of the Southeast European Studies Association (SEESA)

Call For Papers:
Fourth Biennial Conference of the Southeast European Studies Association (SEESA)

Continuing upon the success of previous SEESA conferences, the fourth biennial SEESA conference will be hosted by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) on 29-31 May 2009.

The Organizing Committee is now accepting proposals for papers that treat some aspect of the Southeast European region, including the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece, Moldova, and Turkey. All disciplines are welcome, including but not restricted to, anthropology, cultural studies, education, film studies, art history, folklore, history, language, literature, linguistics, political science, and sociology.
Papers will be 20 minutes in length, with an additional 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Potential presenters should submit paper proposals by sending a title and a one-page abstract of the propos…

CFP: The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA at the 2009 American Library Association Conference in Chicago, IL.

The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 15th Reference Research Forum at the 2009 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee's

The Committee employs a "blind" review process to select two projects f…

CFP: 4th Biennial Conference of the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, GENDER, CITIZENSHIP, AND EMPIRE

4th Biennial Conference of the Association for Women in Slavic Studies GENDER, CITIZENSHIP, AND EMPIRE The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio April 16-18, 2009

Call for Papers/Panels
In an increasingly globalized world, the meaning of citizenship has become ever more fluid. Post-socialist countries in particular have seen great transformations in the rights individuals claim and in the obligations expected of them. The changing nature of citizenship in the post-Cold War world has also prompted those who look at the past to reconsider what it meant to be the subject (and sometimes citizen) of imperial lands (Russian, Soviet, Ottoman, or Habsburg) in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Gender is central to understanding definitions of citizenship and subjecthood during the imperial period(s) as well as to understanding the shifting definitions of citizenship in the post-Soviet period. While issues of gender have been visible in the arts, they have yet to be fully explored by historians and socia…

[CFP]Global Socialisms and Postsocialisms


Global Socialisms and Postsocialisms

Soyuz Annual Symposium
April 24-26, 2009
Department of Anthropology
Yale University
New Haven, CT

*Please submit abstracts by January 31, 2009*

The theme of this year's annual Soyuz symposium will be "Global
Socialisms and Postsocialisms." We invite ethnographically informed and
theoretically innovative papers that explore the ways in which socialist
and postsocialist areas of the world are implicated in all manner of
global and transnational processes. We are particularly interested in
papers that explore dynamics other than the common—albeit
important—story of global or transnational projects arriving in and
transforming formerly socialist populations. How should we understand
the flow of people, objects, concepts, and linguistic and cultural forms
among and out of socialist and postsocialist states, rather than simply
into them from "the West"? How have socialist and postsocialist
processes transformed the global order outsi…

[Conf] 5th European Consortium for Political Research General Conference

[Conf] The International Ballad Conference, Minsk, Belarus

The next International Ballad Conference will take place in Minsk,
Belarus, July 13-18, 2009. The organizer of the conference, Alexander
Morozov, would like to expand this conference to include more general
folklore topics and has asked me to make this call.

The conference will be titled: World Folk Heritage: Past, Present, and
Perspective Directions of Research

Suggested paper topics include, but are not limited to:
1) The history of intercultural interaction in folk and ballad art
2) Presentation of national varieties of cultural values,
characteristic for particular nations, rooted in tradition,
contemporarily undergoing transformations that result from current
3) Common universal values of traditional folk cultures as a basis for
communication and cooperation in the sphere of culture
4) The art of the ballad in world folk heritage: plots, types, poetic forms.

Abstracts of up to 300 words together with requests for technical
equipment should be submitted by February 28, 2009 to…

Georgian Archival Bulletin (Fall 2008)

The 3rd edition(Fall 2008) of the quarterly Archival Bulletin has recently been released by the Archive Department of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs, and is available for download in PDF format:

Colonel Omar Tushurashvili informs that the archive has also published an Appendix to the 3rd Edition, entitled "Correspondence Between Lavrenty Beria and Joseph Stalin: 1937," which provides photographs of original telegrams (in Russian) sent by Beria to Stalin in Moscow from File No. 152 (Opis 14) of the Georgian Central Committee archive:

In addition, they have produced a short film (in Georgian with English subtitles) as an extension of one of the articles in the 3rd edition, called "File 171: the Gindia Case," based on the criminal file of an Abkhaz separatist from the late 1970s:

Any institutio…