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Soviet Era Documents Online= Dokumenty Sovetskoi Epokhi.

Soviet Era Documents site is an open access site that has been created and maintained by the Federal Archival Agency of Russia. Today, Russia beyond the headlines reported that the Stalin-era documents published online. These are primary documents from RGASPI's Files No. 558. These can be accessed here below: Фонд 558. Сталин (наст. Джугашвили) Иосиф Виссарионович (1878 – 1953)

Instructor position in Polish--University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks applications to fill non-tenure track Instructional positions during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Subject areas of need include, but are not limited to, Slavic language, literature, folklore, and/or linguistics.  Our top priority is a teacher for one course in Elementary Polish each semester.  A terminal degree is expected but not required.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching.  Compensation will take the form of wages without benefits.  Past teachers have earned $6000 per course.   Applications will be considered immediately.
To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references.  Search on posting 0612387.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
David Herman
herman@virginia.edu.

Questions reg…

US Congressional Research Service Report: Drones in Domestic Surveillance Operations: Fourth Amendment Implications and Legislative Responses

April 2013
The United States Congressional Research Service released its latest report on the use of drones in domestic surveillance operations. One can read it here: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42701.pdf



How there is another equally interesting report that is entitled, "Drones in Domestic Surveillance Operations: Fourth Amendment Implications and Legislative Responses, April 3, 2013." that is often overlooked and it can be found here: http://www.ntis.gov/search/product.aspx?ABBR=PB2013106870




The Orlando Project: An ongoing collaborative experiment in the use of computers to engage in women's literary history

I accidentally stumbled upon the Orlando Project's website while I was looking for websites that dealt with the history of female writers in Russia and Caucasus. I am sharing this web-site as I found it very useful for several reasons. First, it provides one with a lot of reading material on the issue. Second, the about project page is extremely helpful in placing the project in context.

I would highly recommend this project for those who are interested in the history of female writers.

The project can be accessed here: http://www.artsrn.ualberta.ca/orlando/


Call for Papers: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices

Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices 26-27 September 2013. NYU, New York. Proposals due 15 July 2013.  Registration at http://www.regonline.ca/inke2013.
[2012] the THATCamp Caribe group and Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD), the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO), the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs (SDH/SEMI), and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP); sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), INKE and SSHRC,[2011] the Second International Symposium on Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures (Kyoto, November 2011; sponsored by the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, the Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures at Ritsumeikan U, INKE, and SSHRC),[2010] the conference Texts and Literacy in the Digital Age: Assessing the Future of Scholarly Communication (The Hague, Dece…

The Fourth International MARGOT Conference

The Fourth International MARGOT Conference June 18-20, 2014
Barnard College, New York City Women and Community in the Ancien Régime: Traditional and New MediaScholarly Focus This three-day conference will feature research and teaching approaches that explore how women participated in and contributed to different kinds of community in medieval and early modern Europe.  Conference sessions will feature presentations based on texts and images in traditional manuscript and print format, as well as work that employs new technology and media projects. The conference will be interdisciplinary, and will consider the function and importance of female communities in the natural and social sciences, religion, literature, history, music and fine arts. Presentation topics may explore women in:Medical communities; midwiferyReligious communities and non-orthodox or heretical groupsSalons and académiesWomen and the Republic of LettersEpistolary communitiesLiterary circlesArtists’ and perform…

Zentrum Moderner Orient: postdoc/doctoral positions in Berlin

ZMO announces the opening of a number of three-year positions for postdoc researchers and a very limited number of doctoral positions for the second phase of the current research programme, conditional on the confirmation of funding. The positions are open from 1 January 2014 for 36 months. Applications should be sent until August 11th, 2013 to Dr. Silke Nagel at Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, D-14129 Berlin (silke.nagel@zmo.de). http://www.zmo.de/Ausschreibungen/Call_Research_Positions_2013.pdf

 Research Positions Open from 1 January 2014 for 36 months ZMO announces the opening of a number of three-year positions for postdoc researchers and a very limited number of doctoral positions for the second phase of the current research programme, conditional on the confirmation of funding. Depending on the development of the programme, an extension of up to three more years may be possible at a later stage. Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin is an independent research cente…

Russian Émigré Press Journals and Newspapers Online

Russian Émigré Press Journals represent a wealthy repository of information on the processes of cultural adaptation, and amalgamation in the countries where these were published. I want to introduce the following very informative web-site on these journals.

It is called Sait arkhiv emigrantskoi prosy. It can be accessed here http://librarium.fr/ru

The site is in English, French and Russian languages. Its about us section describes the site's purpose as follows,
"Librarium.fris an archive of hundreds illustrated publications Russian emigration did between World Wars I and II. Every week we add some more very rare magazines and newspapers never republished and almost unknown; sometimes they appear the auctions of Russian antiques  alongside with Faberge eggs and pictures by Russian masters. Periodicals of Russian emigration are one of the most precious phenomena of Russian culture, but extravagant price of some pieces (e.g. one issue ofZhar-Ptitza (The Firebird)magazine may cost …

Open Access-- Italian Style

The website of Edizioni Università di Trieste (EUT) makes available hundreds of OA ebooks and more than a dozen journals that are not yet discoverable in OskiCat, Melvyl, or the through the E-journal Titles A-Z list. Here are just a few noteworthy journals in their freely available digital collection:
Letterature di frontiera = Littératures frontalièresPolymnia: Collana di Scienze dell'Antichità. Studi di ArcheologiaPolymnia: Collana di Scienze dell'Antichità. Studi di Filologia classicaProsperoQuaderniCIRDRivista internazionale di tecnica della traduzione = International Journal of TranslationSlavica Tergestina

CFP: “Modernity, Socialism and the Visual Arts” – A six-day ship conference

CFP: “Modernity, Socialism and the Visual Arts” – A six-day ship conference
Date: 6-11 October 2013
Venue: conference ship from Berlin via Beeskow, Eisenhüttenstadt and Gorzów back to Berlin Organization: Kunstarchiv Beeskow and Utrecht University in collaboration with Marlene Heidel, Claudia Jansen, Ursula Lücke and Joes Segal
The conference is made possible by the generous support of: Kulturförderung Landkreis Oder-Spree/Burg Beeskow; Sparkasse Oder-Spree; Brandenburgische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, Potsdam; Raiffeisen-Volksbank Oder-Spree eG; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Universität Utrecht; and Forum Kunstarchiv Beeskow e.V.
Public debates on Cold-War cultural heritage since the 1990s tend to address the pre-1989 European art world in terms of a clash between Western modernism and Soviet-style socialist realism. However, behind these general concepts one encounters a wide variety of artistic forms and ideas, which more often than not transcend oversimplifie…

Call for participants Invisible Cities: Located Knowledge and Digital Design

Call for participants Invisible Cities: Located Knowledge and Digital Design Graduate Symposium and Expo October 26, 2013 Critical Media Lab, University of Waterloo, Kitchener Ontario In association with Canadian Association for American Studies
At times I feel your voice is reaching me from far away, while I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume. And I hear, from your voice, the invisible reasons which make cities live, through which perhaps, once dead, they will come to life again. Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
Invisible Cities: Located Knowledge and Digital Design, a graduate symposium and expo, focuses on critical topics in digital media studies and critical media design such as the ubiquitous networks of media, the practices and performances of mediation, and the computational objects that characterize the cities of the 21st century. The organizers seek…