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CFP/PANELS- Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference, Panel CFPs

Source: John Schoeberlein <>

Please find below several calls for papers for specific panels, to be proposed for the Central Eurasian Studies Society annual conference, which will be held October 28-31, 2010 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and/or the Second CESS Regional Conference at Center for Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA), Middle East Technical
University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, July 29-30, 2010.  For complete information about the
conferences, including guidelines for writing abstracts, see:
(Michigan) and (Turkey).

The deadlines are coming very soon, so please contact the organizers immediately.

Please note that the Conference accepts presentations only in English.  Also note that
you must be/become a member of CESS in order to make a presentation at this conference.  For full information about CESS, see:

The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) application deadlines are approaching soon for summer programs. The SRAS provides custom options based on your interests or research projects (contact us at!), or can provide the following standard programs:
*The Arts in Russia - it's not only for art students but for anyone with a strong interest in the arts and culture as a way of understanding the people and history of Russia. Hosted in St. Petersburg at the Hermitage.
Dates: June 7 - July 18, 2010
Application deadline: March 1, 2010
*Kyrgyz Summer Adventure - students are provided with intensive Kyrgyz and/or Russian language training for three weeks and then spend one week on horseback, touring the countryside and practicing the language. Hosted in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Dates: June 28 - July 25, 2010
Application deadline: March 31, 2010
*Russian Studies Abroad - provides a program core of intense language stud…

Final Call for Papers: International Conference on the Caucasus



The Caucasus: Imagining Freedom, Negotiating Dominion
With the generous support of the British Academy and CREES.

    The Centre for Russian, Soviet and Central and Eastern European Studies at the University of St Andrews will dedicate its annual conference to the history, culture, politics, and regional and international security of the Caucasus.
    The Caucasus Mountains mark the transition point between Europe and Asia, and it is this geographical position that has largely defined the history of the region. As a meeting place between East and West, it retains many of the signs of cross-cultural influence, as well as the scars of past conflicts.
Due to its intermediary location, scholarly discussion of the area has often been over determined by the nations and cultural traditions surrounding it. The aim of this conference is to look at the Caucasus as it appears in the cultural ima…


Istituto per l'Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica, Faenza, Italy Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas, Lithuania University of Ljubljana, Slovenia University of Zagreb, Croatia University of Rijeka, Croatia

You Share is a project funded by the European Commission-DG EAC, in the framework of "Europe for Citizens Program- Action 4 "Active European Remembrance". Within this Call for Paper proposals international qualified Ph.D students/candidates are requested to submit a paper proposal related to the topic of Stalinism and the resistance to it, both a local and an international dimension, as it has been the case of the ex Soviet Union, Yugoslavia between 1946 and 1953, Hungary in 1947-1957, Czechoslovakia in the 50s and 60s, Western Europe, (although in less dramatic forms), such as in the case of Italy.

Participation in the You Share project includes:

The presentation of a paper abstract IN English based on current research and in synergy with the project's objecti…

In Memoriam-Anna Samokhina

8.02.2010 В Санкт-Петербурге скончалась актриса Анна СамохинаНа 48 году жизни в Санкт-Петербурге скончалась популярная актриса кино Анна Самохина. У неё был рак желудка поздней, четвертой стадии. Сейчас решается вопрос о месте прощания и похорон, сообщили в Гильдии актёров кино… Читать дальше

Знаменитая актриса Анна Самохина скончалась от рака Сегодня в одном из хосписов Санкт-Петербурга скончалась знаменитая актриса Анна Самохина.

Недавно в СМИ появилась информация о том, что актриса тяжело больна, у нее диагностирован рак четвертой степени и она находится в одном из хосписов Северной столицы.

Родные, друзья и поклонники А.Самохиной пытались всячески ее поддержать. Планировалась на этой неделе провести концерт в поддержку актрисы. На этом фоне на прошлой неделе министр культуры РФ Александр...Читать далее >РБК. Общество

The Birch: Call for Papers Spring 2010

The Birch, the nation's first and only undergraduate journal for Eastern European and Eurasian studies, is calling for submissions for its Spring 2010 issue. The Birch was founded in 2004 at Columbia University in New York and originally only included content from Columbia students. Since then, we have grown to include submissions from over 40 institutions in the U.S., the UK, and Russia, and we have expanded our area of interest from Russia to the entire post-Soviet region.

The Birch is entirely student-run and includes only exceptional undergraduate content. The journal comes out semiannually and consists of three main sections: Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, and Culture & Politics. We also accept original photography and illustrations.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 24, 2010. We gladly accept papers written for classes. The word limit is 2500. E-mail all submissions to

Please visit our Web site at to see past issue…

UCLA Library Job Posting: Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Information Technology

Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Information Technology
UCLA Library

Title and Salary:Associate Director /MSP Grade IV ($80,800 – $145,500)

Salary based on experience and qualifications.

Position Availability:Immediately

The UCLA Library seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Information Technology, a key senior administrative position in the UCLA Library. The incumbent reports directly to the University Librarian. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Information Technology is a senior administrator in the UCLA Library. The AUL has leadership, management, and policy and planning responsibilities for all digital initiatives and information technology services and operations and direct supervisory responsibility for four enterprise-wide departments dedicated to digital initiatives and information technology: Digital Lib…

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: Inter-Asian Connections II: Singapore (December 8-10, 2010)

DEADLINE: Monday, February 22, 2010   

The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS), the University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) are pleased to announce an open call for proposals from faculty members at accredited universities and colleges in any world region, to organize and direct one of 6 thematic workshops at a 3-day international conference entitled "Inter-Asian Connections." (Full text of Call for Proposals attached.) Following on the successful inaugural conference held in Dubai in February 2008, this second conference will be held in Singapore on December 8-10, 2010. The conference aims to showcase innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines on themes of particular relevance to Asia, re-conceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, South…

Medegma Dorzhieva's Excellent Buriat Music Clip

Here is the Youtube clip

When I visited Ulan Ude, I kept looking to purchase her compact discs with no luck. I looked for her discs here in local Russian stores but I did not have any luck. Her music has captivated me. I admit I do not understand or speak Buriat Mongol, but her music continues to touch my heart and imagination. If someone of my readers happen to know if and where I can purchase her compact discs please do let me know. Many thanks.

The US Department of Defense 2011 Budget Proposal Released

The 2010 Defense Quadrennial Review (QDR) has been released and is available directly from

It and related information, including the link for the press coverage, are available at

DOD also released it 2011 budget proposal and 2010 War Funding Supplemental request.  The press release for this is available at

The summary of the budget proposal with charts is available at and the entire budget is available at

various strategic defense reviews, including the QDR, NPR, BMDE and the SPR are available at
QDR - Quadrennial Defense Review
NPR - Nuclear Posture Review
BMDR - Ballistic Missile Defense Review
SPR - Space Posture Review

Greta E. Marlatt
Outreach & Collection Development Manager &
Homeland Security Digital Libr…

Call for Submissions: UC Irvine Conference-The 2010 Culture and Theory

The 2010 Culture and Theory
Graduate Student Conference
Friday, April 30, 2010
University of California, Irvine
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: February 5, 2010

Our conference theme was inspired by the cultural panics and anxieties that emerged out of the public discourse surrounding the H1N1 flu virus. Declared a national emergency by the Obama Administration, our cultural imaginary on disease, health, and bodies has been become deeply mired in discourses on inclusion and exclusion. These discourses are mobilized by racialized, classed, sexualized, and gendered economies of representation that produce notions of who is allowed access to the identities of 'citizen' and 'national'. Our conference will look to the ways that identities and bodies become sites of intense contestation both within these contemporary discursive formations and through the pathologizing of racial, sexual, classed, and gendered identities.

When thinking through the context of quarantine, som…