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TheShelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies fellowship at Princeton University.

http://www.princeton.edu/dav/program/new_topic/
During the academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the topic of "In the aftermath of catastrophe." What happens in the wake of cataclysmic experiences: war, civil war, genocide, imperial collapse, natural disaster? The aim in part is to understand processes of reconstruction but not only that. How was the experience of catastrophe remembered and memorialized; how was trauma conceived and dealt with; how was the post-catastrophic present understood in relation to the pre-disaster past? As always, we hope to address these questions from a wide variety of periods and places, from prehistory to the present and from all parts of the world.

The Center will offer a limited number of research fellowships for one or two semesters, running from September to January and from February to June. Early career scholars must have their doctoral degrees in hand at the time of the appl…

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Postdoc Fellowship: The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities.

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/societyoffellows/fellowship.html

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2015-2016. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received their PhD between 1 January 2013 and 1 July 2015. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year.

In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information on Columbia’s Core Curriculum …

Happy Eid ul-Fitr to my readers. Iyi Bayramlar.

“Second Conference on Latvian Diaspora Archives, Libraries and Material Culture.”

The Library of Congress and the American Latvian Association will co-host a conference on Thursday, September 11 at the Library of Congress: “Second Conference on Latvian Diaspora Archives, Libraries and Material Culture.” More information is available on the website of the American Latvian Association athttp://www.alausa.org/en/ Day 1 of the conference will be at the Library of Congress (Thursday, September 11);  Day 2 at the Latvian Embassy; Day 3 (Saturday, September 13) at the American Latvian Association Center and Museum in Rockville, Maryland. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.  Representatives from Latvia’s national library and national archives will also speak at the conference. This is a rare occasion when an ethnic American organization, a non-library organization, has approached us to hold a conference on library and archival materials.  The American Latvian Association has also funded a Latvian-American intern to work at the Library of Congress this summer to enhance a d…

Cfp: Российское кино с 1991 г. : отказ от советского наследия и продолжение традиций.

Российское кино с 1991 г. :отказ от советского наследия и продолжение традиций
10-12 декабря 2014 г. Высшая Школа им. Луи Люмьера, Сен-Дени
Организатор конференции – Лаборатория ESTCA (Университет Париж-8), Высшая школа им. Луи Люмьера, IRCAV (Университет Париж-3), Аберистуитский университет. Проект поддерживается организацией Labex Arts H2H.
Глубочайшие эстетические, политические и экономические изменения, произошедшие в советском кино в момент Перестройки, неоднократно служили объектом изучения как в России, так и в западных странах, по большей части в период, непросредственно последовавший за эпохой социально-экономических и политических потрясений. В ряде работ также исследовался процесс деконструкции советской системы, предшествовавший перестройке и касавший как кинопроизводства и цензуры, так и взаимоотношений между кинодеятелями и системой.
Сегодня российское постсоветское кино, насчитывающее уже более 20 лет, вновь является объектом изучения, и появление новых модальностей…

CALL FOR PAPERS: Giving Voice to Cultures: Practices of Russia-Britain Cross-Cultural Communication in the 21st Century

CALL FOR PAPERS Giving Voice to Cultures: Practices of Russia-Britain Cross-Cultural Communication in the 21st Century
International Conference The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, the University of Edinburgh
Dates: Friday 12th – Sat 13th   December 2014
The question of intercultural contact between Russia and Britain in the past centuries has been widely studied across disciplines. However, the 21st century – the epoch of intensified globalisation and transnational mobility – has produced new models of giving voice to cultures intended for exchange and consumption. The contemporary period has put its own mark on the ways of construction and sharing cultural knowledge of a foreign place and facilitated the emergence of new behaviours and subjectivities. A variety of intercultural links between Russia and the UK have grown to include various patterns of migration and tourism as well new forms of business, academic and cultural contacts. This takes place against the unprecedented…

Cfp: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: Emerging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices.

Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: Emerging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices An INKE-hosted Birds-of-a-Feather Gathering 8 December 2014 | State Library of New South Wales | Sydney, Australia
Proposals due: 15 September 2014
Digital technology is fundamentally altering the way we relate to writing, reading, and the human record itself. The pace of that change has created a gap between core social/cultural practices that depend on stable reading and writing environments and the new kinds of digital artefacts – electronic books being just one type of many – that must sustain those practices now and into the future.
This gathering explores research foundations pertinent to understanding new practices and emerging media, specifically focusing on work in textual and extra-textual method, leading toward: ·      theorizing the transmission of culture in pre- and post-electronic media; ·      documenting the facets of how people experience informa…

Call for Chapter Proposals -- Book on School Library Guidelines.

The School Library section of IFLA invites you to consider contributing a chapter to a forthcoming book entitledGlobal Action on School Library Guidelines. A template for submitting a chapter proposal is attached.

The book will be co-edited by Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones, from the University of North Texas in the USA, and Dr. Dianne Oberg, from the University of Alberta in Canada, and published in June 2015 by IFLA and DeGruyter Saur. The Joint Committee of IASL (International Association of School Libraries) and IFLA School Libraries will serve as the advisory committee for the project.
The focus of the book will be the ways in which members of our school library community worldwide have developed, revised, promoted, and implemented school library guidelines in their country or their province/state/county or their local school district/administrative unit. There will be a chapter about the international IFLA/UNESCO School Library Guidelines as well. Each of the chapters will describe, in …

CALL FOR PAPERS "Giving Voice to Cultures: Practices of Russia-Britain Cross-Cultural Communication in the 21st Century" International Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
"Giving Voice to Cultures: Practices of Russia-Britain Cross-Cultural Communication in the 21st Century"
International Conference
The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, the University of Edinburgh

Dates: Friday 12th – Sat 13th   December 2014

The question of intercultural contact between Russia and Britain in the past centuries has been widely studied across disciplines. However, the 21st century – the epoch of intensified globalisation and transnational mobility – has produced new models of giving voice to cultures intended for exchange and consumption. The contemporary period has put its own mark on the ways of construction and sharing cultural knowledge of a foreign place and facilitated the emergence of new behaviours and subjectivities. A variety of intercultural links between Russia and the UK have grown to include various patterns of migration and tourism as well new forms of business, academic and cultural contacts. This takes place against the unprecedente…