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CfP: THE PLEASURES OF BACKWARDNESS: CONSUMER DESIRE AND MODERNITY IN EASTERN EUROPE at UC Berkeley.

Call for Papers

THE PLEASURES OF BACKWARDNESS: CONSUMER DESIRE AND MODERNITY IN EASTERN EUROPE.

Conference
University of California, Berkeley

April 23-25, 2015

Consumption has recently emerged as a prism through which to view the
cultural and social history of Eastern Europe from an exciting new angle.
Especially in the study of life under state socialism, the emphasis on
consumer practices has led scholars to rethink familiar themes such as
human agency and personal autonomy, the grey zone between official and
unofficial cultures and the relationship between Western capitalist
modernity and the “shortage economies” of the East. Light has also been
shed on the many forms of consumption—smoking, drinking, tourism, music,
sport and much else—that reflect and drive political change in the region.
Whether scrutinizing TV viewing in Czechoslovakia or the enjoyment of
tobacco in Bulgaria, hitchhiking through Poland or Budapest nightlife,
scholars present consumption as an expression of ever…

CFP: 20th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN).

20th Annual World Convention of theAssociation for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)
International Affairs Building, Columbia University, NY Sponsored by the Harriman Institute 23-25 April 2015 www.nationalities.org
***Proposal deadline: 29 October 2014*** [Please note that the deadline is earlier than in previous years]
Contact information: proposals must be submitted to: darel@uottawa.caanddarelasn2015@gmail.com
Over 140 PANELS in nine sections: Nationalism Studies Migration & Diasporas Balkans Russia Ukraine & Belarus Central Europe (including Baltics & Moldova) Eurasia (including Central Asia & China) Caucasus (North and South) Turkey, Greece & Cyprus
THEMATIC Panels on Ukraine, Russia & the World Self-Determination & Secession History & Politics of Memory Gender & Identity Transitional Justice
Screening of NEW DOCUMENTARIES
BOOK PANELS
AWARDS for Best Doctoral Student Papers, ASN Harriman Joseph Rothschild Book Prize ASN Award for Best Documentary

SHARP 2015 Conference Announcement!

The next annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) will take place in Longueuil and Montreal, Canada, from 7 to 10 July 2015. The theme is “ Générations et régénérations du livre / The Generation and Regeneration of Books.” The conference is being organized by the Groupe de recherches et d’études sur le livre au Québec (GRÉLQ), Université de Sherbrooke, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), and McGill University. It will feature traditional conference papers, lightning papers, a digital projects showcase, a student poster exhibition, exhibitions of rare books and publishers’ archives, and many other activities.
Please find attached the calls for proposals. For more information, the conference organizers invite you to consult the conference web site. You can also follow us on Twitter or write us at contact@sharp2015.ca.

Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices

TheKelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University, in collaboration with theRiver Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester,Vanderbilt University Libraries, andWashington University in St. Louis Libraries, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices.  
This colloquium will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to discuss instructional methodologies and strategies for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms. Our diverse group of presenters from institutions across the United States and Canada will be presenting on a wide range of topics: collaborating with students on digital projects (e.g. digital archives, text mining, game design, GIS) enhancing field research by using mobile applications for data collection supporting faculty and student digital scholarship through libraries’ and specialized centers’ efforts collaborations…

UC Berkeley Event: Career Talk: Data Analytics at Facebook

Talk at the UC Berkeley School of Information:

Career Talk: Data Analytics at Facebook
With Jake Peterson

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
210 South Hall
The event will be recorded and posted here two to five days after the event. Jake Peterson will talk about the Facebook analytics team and how they perform large scale data analysis, identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations, and influence the direction of the business.
The Facebook analytics team serves as the voice of data that drives success throughout the company, including product development, user engagement, growth, revenue, and operations. Learn about their typical day-to-day responsibilities, challenges, and how best to succeed as a data scientist in analytics.
MIMS students Jason Ost and Timothy Meyers will also be on hand to discuss their experiences as Facebook Analytics interns.
Jake Peterson is a data scientist and analytics engineering manager at Facebook and has been working in data science fo…

Cfp: Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture.

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture Orlando turns 20 Edmonton, Canada 7-9 May 2015 How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?  This conference examines the trajectory of feminist digital studies, observing the ways in which varied projects have opened up the objects and methods of literary history and cultural studies. It marks the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Orlando Project, an ongoing experiment in digital methods that produces Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles, from the Beginnings to the Present (orlando.cambridge.org). Alongside pioneering projects such as the Women W…

Jobs: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Stanford University)

Division of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University is seeking applications for an advanced assistant or tenured associate professor in the primary area of Russian literature and culture, to begin September 1, 2015. The area of specialization is open; candidates with a secondary interest and/or training in other disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must demonstrate a distinguished record of scholarly publication, including a monograph, as well as excellence in teaching. They should combine a significant research specialization with competence in all periods of Russian literature and culture in order to teach a broad range of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contributing to collaborative research and teaching initiatives within and beyond the department. Near-native fluency in Russian and English is …