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The climate change report 2014 was released by Pentagon.

Finally there is an acknowledgement that the Climate Change is here to stay and how to deal with it in the context of the extended security situation for the nations like the United States does acquire a special character. A report entitled,  "2014 Climate Change: Adaptation Roadmap" can be read here.

The DOD's report cites three major goals and enumerates them as follows,
Goal       1: Identify and assess the effects of climate change on the Department.   2: Integrate climate change considerations across the Department and manage associated           risks. 
 3: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on climate change challenges.

Jobs: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language and Culture

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, announces an opening for a lecturer position in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language and culture, starting in Fall 2015. Initial three-year appointment, renewable annually. 

Thesuccessfulcandidate should have native or near-native BCS, fluent Englishas well as BCSlanguage teaching experience. Standard course load is three courses per semester, and while we anticipate language instruction to be the primary responsibility, the successful candidate should also be able to teach introductory courses inculture and literature.We expect the lecturer to take the lead in extracurricular BCS programming.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or be ABD in a relevant field. Familiarity with the American university system is preferred. Interested candidates should submit acover letter, CV, three letters of reference, three sample syllabi (two for language courses and one for a culture/literature course), and a…

Call for edited volume essay proposals “Eastern Europe Beyond Contiguity”

The edited volume "Eastern Europe Beyond Contiguity" aims to introduce an Eastern Europe that resists the cartographic mandate as much as other contiguities: linguistic, temporal, intellectual, ethnic, and religious. Instead, the contributors will uncover and reflect upon alternative categories, images, histories, and self-designations, which Eastern Europeans and their non-neighbors devised or borrowed to situate the region in a new set of coordinates, tacitly or quite explicitly resisting the traditional ones.

History has born out that more than many other world regions, the area to the east of Western Europe and to the west of Russia, with the Baltic Sea to the north and the Adriatic, Aegean, and Black Seas to the south has been defined by its location on the map. For centuries, rulers, politicians, and military strategists partitioned its expanses among neighbors. Since the “long nineteenth century,” ideologues relied on borderland-derived toponyms to justify the changes,…

Cfp: The International Graduate Student Workshop in Soviet History at the History Department of the European University at Saint Petersburg

The International Graduate Student Workshop in Soviet History at the History Department of the European University at Saint Petersburg is pleased to invite applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. We bring together EUSPb students and graduate students conducting archival research in Russia and neighboring countries. The primary goal of the workshop is twofold: first, to enrich participants' research projects and promote an exchange of knowledge about relevant historiographies, theories, methodologies, and archival and other sources; and second, to create a larger and international academic community for participants, and thus to offer them a network of international contacts on which to draw for intellectual as well as professional ends.

Since the inauguration of the workshop in 2013, presenters have included doctoral candidates from Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University, the Un…

DHSI 2015

DHSI 2015 June 2015: 1-5, 8-12, 15-19
  Fabulous 2015 Offerings (Registration & Scholarships)
We're very pleased at the response we've already received about our offerings for 2015, the result of consultation with our community about the topics and material we'd all like to see covered at DHSI now and in the future, as well as a call for proposals for courses among members of our community.  This year, we're able to have a number of additional courses on offer and, overall, smaller class sizes to facilitate better our learning together! As well, following DHSIers’ suggestions, there is also the opportunity to take more than one course, by having several fabulous DHSI offerings during the weeks just before (1-5 June) and after (15-19 June) DHSI’s core week of 8-12 June.
At the moment, preparations for 2015 are already humming along in Victoria, and our 'quiet' launch of our registration earlier has resulted in courses beginning to fill ... even a…

Job: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor of Early Modern and Imperial Russian History (Columbia U)

Field(s) of Specialization:Early Modern and Imperial Russian History  
Position Title:Open Rank: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor  Department:4012- A&S History  Department Number:4012  Location:Morningside  Summary Description:
The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications and nominations for a distinguished scholar at any rank, from tenure-track assistant professor through full professor with tenure, in the field of early modern and imperial Russian history, to begin July 1, 2015. All specializations are welcome. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's field of expertise and in the foundational curriculum of the department and of Columbia College; it is anticipated that the faculty member will also wish to take part in the scholarly community and programs of Columbia University's Harrima…

Международная научная конференция: ЕВРОПА, 1945: ОСВОБОЖДЕНИЕ. ОККУПАЦИЯ. ВОЗМЕЗДИЕ

Международная научная конференция
2-4 июня 2015 года, Москва

Международный центр истории и социологии Второй мировой войны и ее последствий Национального исследовательского университета «Высшая школа экономики»  Фонд им. Фридриха Эберта при содействии Центра Франко-Российских исследований в Москве и Фонда семьи Блаватник
1945-й был годом новых ожиданий и годом сведения старых счетов. Для одних приход Красной армии принес освобождение от нацистского господства, а установление советского правления открыло новые возможности и горизонты. В представлении других – этот год ознаменовался страхом новой оккупации и расплаты за прежние деяния, совершенные под нацистской властью. Оккупация и освобождение, нередко происходившее под знаменем реванша, имели далеко идущие последствия. Возникшие в тот период властные динамики и фобии продолжают ощущаться даже сейчас, семьдесят лет спустя.
В последнее десятилетие появились многие новые исторические…