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CLIR Postdoctoral fellowships in Data Curation!

The Indiana University Libraries, with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on advancing scholarly and research data curation practices and services in Early Modern Studies.  The Fellow will be based organizationally in the Libraries, with a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, and will collaborate with librarians, technologists, and faculty to further the state of data curation knowledge and practice for early modern scholars by establishing best practices, refining workflows, and building tools that will inevitably extend support for humanities data curation initiatives across Indiana University.  

The Fellow will contribute primarily to The Chymistry of Isaac Newton project (http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/newton), an online, scholarly and critical edition of Sir Isaac Newton&…

The Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Program of the College of William & Mary invites applications from recent Ph.D.s for the position of a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the humanities or social sciences

The Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Program of the College of William & Mary invites applications from recent Ph.D.s for the position of a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the humanities or social sciences.  Russian and Post-Soviet Studies is an interdisciplinary major that focuses on culture, history and politics of a vast region spanning from East-Central Europe to Siberia and Central Asia and is supported by faculty affiliates from several departments.

The successful candidate will have a two-year appointment, a reduced three-course load per year, a salary of $50,000, and will also benefit from mentorship and research support. The qualifications are Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment (August 10, 2014), and a demonstrated interest in blending undergraduate teaching with research.  An interest and expertise in European Studies will also be helpful.

For full consideration, application materials are due by January 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin at that time. Applications…

SUBVERSIONS OF SOVIET ENLIGHTENMENT: QUESTIONING SOCIALISM’S REASON

SUBVERSIONS OF SOVIET ENLIGHTENMENT: QUESTIONING SOCIALISM’S REASON
May 9-10, 2014 Princeton University
One year after Nikita Khrushchev’s famous “secret speech,” Voprosy Literatury (Literary Issues), a new Soviet journal dedicated entirely to topics in literary theory, history, and criticism, published an essay that initiated a long-term intellectual discussion. In her article, Anna Elistratova, an expert on English romantic novel, directly challenged the aesthetic doctrine of the post-Stalin period by asking, “When it comes to the artistic perception of the world, can we really say that realism is historically the only effective method we should rely on?” Was it not time to admit, the essay continued, that the legacy of romanticism, with its humanistic dreams and rebellious outbursts, could still offer an important source of inspiration for progressive socialist art? 
This initial challenge to the hegemony of realist art was followed by a series of heated debates in 1963-1968 and 1971-19…