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The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program brings emerging leaders in key professional fields from Eurasia to the United States for one to two years of graduate study at institutions across the United States.

For full information, see: http://www.irex.org/project/edmund-s-muskie-graduate-fellowship-program

The 2012 Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship application is due on November 2.

For application information, see: http://www.irex.org/application/edmund-s-muskie-graduate-fellowship-pr ogram-application

Source:
Amy Bernath Program Coordinator Education Programs Division
IREX
2121 K St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 628-8188 ext. 154 Fax: (202) 628-8189

CFP: «Японское культурное влияние и молодежные солидарности на постсоветском пространстве»

CFP: «Японское культурное влияние и молодежные солидарности на постсоветском пространстве»

Дата проведения семинара: 5-6 декабря 2011 года. Место проведения семинара: Центр молодежных исследований, НИУ ВШЭ – Санкт-Петербург. Семинар проводится при поддержке Фонда Академического Развития НИУ ВШЭ в Санкт-Петербурге.

Центр молодежных исследований НИУ ВШЭ в Санкт-Петербурге при участии коллег из Гарвардского Университета проводит семинар, на котором планируется обсудить исследовательские проблемы, теорию и методологию изучения японского культурного влияния, прежде всего аниме-культур, на молодежные практики и солидарности в постсоветских странах.

Цель данного междисциплинарного семинара — создание международной сети исследователей, работающих по данной тематике; обсуждение актуальной теории и методологии изучения популяризации японской музыки, театра, кино, спорта, аниме, литературы и т.п. в молодежной среде на постсоветском пространстве.

К участию приглашаются как начинающие, так и …

ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Journal from Moscow

ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC SCIENTIFIC - EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL-METHODICAL ASPECTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION AND DESIGNING WITH THE USAGE OF VIDEO AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES is published by MARKHI (The Moscow Architectural Institute), Moscow, Russian Federation. The ISSN Number for this journal is 1998-4839.

This open access journal can be retrieved here.

The journal archive is up to year 2007.

The Gender Library (Open-Access) of the Center of the Gender Studies of the European Humanities University.

Gendernaia Biblioteka: Proekt Tsentra gendernykh issledovanii Evropeiskogo Gumanitarnogo Universiteta.

http://library.gender-ehu.org/hms/unilister.php?show=articles&reset=1&expand=813,

English synopsis: This portal is entitled The Gender Library (here gender is used as an adjective). This project-site is maintained by the Center of Gender Studies of the European University of Humanities in Russian Federation. It is based on OPEN-ACCESS model and this virtual library allows its users to access and download several articles of relevance on gender studies.

The main landing page of the project can be accessed here: http://library.gender-ehu.org/hms/home.php?expand=29,

Site's Self-Description as it appears on its landing page: Добро пожаловать в общедоступную Гендерную Библиотеку! Здесь собраны тексты по "гендерным исследованиям." За последнее полтора десятилетия на русском языке был опубликован значительный корпус текстов по гендерным исследованиям, под которыми пони…

Some web-sites for Russian Silver-Age Literature

There are several web based resources that I found useful when I started to read more about the Russian Silver Age Literature. These websites provided me with basic information and interesting reading suggestions that I believe my readers would also find interesting. Of course, I am not responsible for the contents on these suggested websites. Please make up your own mind about the utility of information that is contained within them. These websites are enumerated below.

Литературные течения: Сербряный Век. The Silver Age of Russian Culture. Поэты «Серебряного века»

Karmazinskie Stipendii Announcement

http://www.hrc.ane.ru/tenders/

Центр Гуманитарных Исследований РАНХ и ГС и Фонд Михаила Прохорова объявляют конкурс на соискание Карамзинских стипендий:

Конкурс продлится до 31 октября Карамзинские стипендии предоставляются для проведения исследований в рамках коллективных научных проектов, реализуемых в Центре гуманитарных исследований (ЦГИ). Стипендии предназначены для молодых исследователей – кандидатов наук (или PhD), готовящих к публикации книгу, или аспирантов, завершающих работу над кандидатской диссертацией.

Темы исследовательских проектов ЦГИ 2012 года:

Русский язык как глобальный ресурс и новые технологии. Научно-техническая интеллигенция в историко-культурной перспективе: формирование среды, мировоззрения и трудовой этики. Опыт урегулирования межнациональных конфликтов после мировых войн (Кавказ). Становление Российского государства раннего Нового времени: налоговое измерение.

Стипендия включаетежемесячную выплату в размере до 60 000 рублей, в зависимост…

Soviet Era Posters at Princeton University

This morning, when I was doing a survey of our Russian collections, I discovered that at Princeton University Library, we do have an excellent collection of early Children's books from Russia (part of Cotsen Children's Library. Besides this collection, I discovered that we have an excellent collection of Soviet era posters. Some of these posters are digitized and can be accessed here.
Re-Defining Byzantium: Art and Thought in the Byzantine WorldAlthough not directly related to Slavic Studies, I want to bring to the attention of my readers an important conference at Princeton University on Byzantine Art. The program of this two day conference can be found here. I was lucky to hear papers of several specialists including an innovative paper of Dr. Jelena Trkulja of Princeton University that was entitled, "Experiencing Faith: Byzantine Ecclesiastical Architecture Revisited".
Call for Papers- The Silk Road: Interwoven History

ACANSRS (Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies) invites scholars/researchers of Central Asia to submit your recent research papers for our annual publication 2012, tentatively tiled "The Silk Road: Interwoven History". The topics of the prospective articles could be in the fields of religion, art, archaeology, anthropology, musicology, philology, and history of the regions involved with the Silk Road trade. Please send us a brief summary of your possible article for the contribution by e-mail before the submission of the full article.

Tentative title of the multi-author publication 2012: The Silk Road: Interwoven History

1) Length: about 5000-9000 words (15 ­ 30 book pages) ­ double spaced/typed including footnotes and bibliography (1-2 pages). 2) Submission deadline: Dec 30, 2011 (both in pdf and Word doc files by e-mail attachment to editor@acansrs.org in addition to two hard copies sent to …
WHAT WAS THE SOVIET UNION? LOOKING BACK AT THE BREZHNEV YEARS

Wesleyan University October 20-21, 2011.
The conference administrator is Gloria Gdovin (; fax no. 860 685 3002).
Thursday October 20. Public lecture by Stephen Kotkin, 8.00-9.30 pm in Public Affairs Center 001
Friday October 21. POLITICS Friday October 20, 9.00-10.30 Chair Peter Rutland (Wesleyan) Martin Dimitrov (Dartmouth) “Tracking public opinion under authoritarianism: The case of the Soviet Union after the death of Stalin.” Mark Kramer (Harvard) “Soviet national security affairs and policymaking during the Brezhnev era.” Eric McGlinchey (George Mason) “Central Asia under Brezhnev.” Nikolai Mitrokhin (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa, Bremen) “The KPSS Central Committee Apparatus, 1970-85: functions in the Soviet political system and the staff.” Discussant: Valerie Sperling (Clark) POLITICAL ECONOMY Friday October 20, 11.00-12.30 Chair James McGuire (Wesleyan) Cindy Buckley (SSRC) “Populati…
I have created a library guide that provides access to various primary resources on Russian Empire, Soviet Union, Russia and Central Asia. This guide is work in progress, and I would love your feedback. Some of the contents of this guide is proxy protected. The guide can be accessed here.

Soviet Samizdat Periodicals By Ann Komaromi at University of Toronto Libraries

Site Self-description: "Soviet Samizdat Periodicals is a database of information about editions of classic Soviet samizdat, 1956-1986. The Database includes approximately 300 titles, representing all known types of samizdat periodical editions from this late Soviet era, including human rights bulletins, poetry anthologies, rock zines, religious and national editions. The Database is fully searchable. Researchers will find detailed bibliographic and archival information. The site also includes information about samizdat and dissidence for the general public. The website is intended to provide a forum for continuing discussion about this outstanding phenomenon of recent history."
This site can be accessed at http://samizdat.library.utoronto.ca/