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Showing posts from July, 2013

Coordinator – Digital Scholarship Unit (Librarian III)

Coordinator – Digital Scholarship Unit (Librarian III) Organization:   University of Toronto Scarborough Library Category:   Library (Academic) Job type:   Full-time Description and duties:  The University of Toronto Scarborough Library invites applications for a dynamic, highly-motivated person for a full-time permanent status stream position of Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Unit. The successful candidate will bring creativity and enthusiasm to this role that will strengthen the integration of the library into the teaching, learning and research activities at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) at the UTSC Library was established in 2010 with a mission to create, preserve, and provide access to digital collections that will inspire and facilitate research and knowledge creation for the purposes of teaching and learning. The DSU, with a staff of 5, seeks out projects that facilitate collaborations among scholars at UTSC and beyond,…

'Windows on War - Soviet Posters, 1943-1945': An online

The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Nottingham has annouced the new online exhibition 'Windows on War - Soviet Posters, 1943-1945', a unique collection of Soviet propaganda posters:

One can view the collection of TASS war posters in fantastic detail, with annotations and comments. There are currently 45 posters and prints on the site, and more than one hundred other posters will be added in the near future. One can zoom right into the posters, read about their war context and find out about the painters and writers who created them.

Source: The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, The University of Nottingham.

Compact Memory Internetarchive jüdischer periodika

"Compact Memory Internetarchive jüdischer periodika" is an interesting project funded by the German Research Foundation. It provides access to various German pre-war Jewish periodicals.

Although the database lacks the full-text search capability at the time when I wrote this blog post, it still provides complete images of the periodicals files.

Source: Joe Lenkart's Slavic Reference Service email dated 7/11/2013.

Call for Papers: "Far from Jihad. Combatants of Muslim origin in European armies in the 20th century"

"Far from Jihad. Combatants of Muslim origin in European armies in the 20th century"
Conference, Paris, 22-23 May 2014 Deadline for applications: 20 September 2013 During the two world wars and colonial wars of the 20th century, a large number of non-European soldiers fought in the ranks of the various European armies. This participation involved the armed forces of Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Russia then the USSR, and to a lesser extent, Germany, Italy and Spain. A majority of these non-European combatants were Muslims. Why would Muslims, mainly from colonised societies, fight in European armies? How did such soldiers understand their experience of war in Europe? How did the military community itself, as well as European civilians, view such combatants? In the past few decades, studies of war have undergone a substantial renewal, with greater emphasis on the social and cultural dimensions of war, and on combatants’ experiences and viewpoints. Likewise, the question…

Discover Russian Professional Development Program For Teachers of Russian

Discover Russian Professional Development Program For Teachers of Russian

Develop skills in designing standards-based lessons, effective assessments, and technology-based lessons

July 15 – 26, 2013 – Fairfax, VA

Standards-Based Instruction in Russian Language:  From Theory to Practice
This course is designed to provide the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Russian.  There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes.  Course participants will learn the current theories and research to support an integrated skills approach to foreign language instruction and assessment.  Participants will apply this knowledge to their Russian language instruction by creating and adapting materials that focus on language acquisition through content and real-life comm…