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Call for Papers - Musical Legacies of State Socialism: Revisiting Narratives about Post-World War II Europe

Call for Papers - Musical Legacies of State Socialism: Revisiting Narratives about Post-World War II EuropeConference venue: Belgrade, SerbiaPeriod: September 24-26, 2015Deadline for submitting abstracts: February 15, 2015
DescriptionThe Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite proposals for an international conference Musical Legacies of State Socialism: Revisiting the Narratives about Post–World War II Europe to be held in Belgrade in September 2015.
The countries that imposed the state socialism project were in many ways divided from the Western world by what is widely known as the ‘iron curtain’. In many respects, these countries are considered to have been totalitarian, as their ruling communist parties sought to control every aspect of their citizens’ everyday lives. However, discourses on these issues have recently become equivocal and research has drawn attention to unexplored features of cultural, artistic and musical life ‘behi…

Jobs: Librarian for Slavic & East European Studies, Yale University Library.

Librarian for Slavic & East European Studies
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  28699BR
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Position Focus:  Reporting to the Director for International Collections & Research Support, the Librarian for Slavic & East European Studies supports a multi-disciplinary academic program through provision of research support, liaison, and collection development services. In a collaborative arrangement between Yale and Brown University Libraries, s/he also provides these services for Brown, through both in-person visits and virtual communication. The librarian is a…

Conference: Joseph Wittlin - a Writer of the Cultural Borderland

Joseph Wittlin - a Writer of the Cultural Borderland             The Department of Theory of Culture and Art at the Institute of Cultural Studies at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the Society for Research Initiatives are honoured to invite you to participate in a conference entitled Joseph Wittlin - a Writer of the Cultural Borderland.  The upcoming 120th anniversary of the writer’s birth and the 40th anniversary of his death are special occasions for taking a closer look at his literary heritage, access to which has been limited as a consequence of the author's exile.  This very original author, well-known before the Second World War, a serious candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1939, has until now received little attention. The broad range of his achievements, his historical and cultural experience, his international connections as well as the abundance of his religious reflections therefore remain relatively unknown.              The purpose of the co…

Jobs: Research and Education Informationist/Librarian

Research and Education Informationist/Librarian The Medical University of South Carolina is currently advertising for a part-time Research and Education Informationist/Librarian.  This is a permanent part-time position with benefits. New librarians are encouraged to apply.
The MUSC Library seeks an experienced, energetic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Research and Education Informationist/Librarian. The Research and Education Informationist/Librarian will provide research and knowledge management services to clinical and research faculty and health professions students. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Program Development & Resource Integration and works in a flexible, team-oriented, highly collaborative environment. A broad scope of work and activities within this new position, including expert search services, teaching/education, research consultation, community engagement to MUSC students, fac…

Cfp: Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities.

Call for Proposals
Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities 
An INKE- and Iter-hosted event, in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute 
7 June 2015 | University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada Proposals Due: 15 February 2015 How can we shape the future of scholarly production to address the needs of many? What existing tools and platforms stimulate knowledge creation across communities? In the digital age, what role do scholars play in inspiring, developing, or harnessing social knowledge creation? This one day event, “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities,” will provoke conversation and stimulate activity around issues of social knowledge creation. We welcome researchers, students, and practitioners who wish to engage intellectually with this topic, as well as to do some hands-on experimentation with related practices and initiatives. Featured events include:
• Opening presentations by leading figures in this area
• Lightning talks, where authors present 4…

Economic sustainability of digital editons: DiXiT fellowship in The Hague

Economic sustainability of digital editons: DiXiT fellowship in The Hague The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands has a vacancy for a Research Fellow (Early Stage Researcher), in Long-term business models in dissemination and publishing (1.0 fte)

The fellow will work within the EU-supported Marie Curie Initial Training Network DiXiT ( involved in the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions. The appointment is for 26 months and the position is to be filled as soon as possible. The researcher will be based at the Hague (the Netherlands). EU regulations to promote international mobility require eligible candidates not to have worked or lived in the Netherlands for more than 12 months over the last three years.
The researcher will investigate the competing demands faced by digital scholarly editions: on the one hand the need for financial sustainability w.r.t. exploitation and maintenance, and on the other hand the general interest o…

Call for Papers: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

Call for Papers: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review is inviting papers for a special issue that aims to explore an interplay of the social, cultural, and economic factors in history of the Soviet Union and Russia of the 20th and 21st century.   Ideally, the editors are looking for conceptual works that explore an impact of the economic decisions and reforms on the social and cultural development, and  also the ways  the cultural and social developments affected economy.  The editors ‘s goal is to start a cross field as well as interdisciplinary dialogue of the social, cultural, and economic  scholars of all generations,  including the Ph.D. students at the final stage of their dissertation work. The journal issue is scheduled to be published this year. Those interested should submit their abstracts (250 words) by February 15 to  Anna Krylova (Duke University) and Elena Osokina (University of South Carolina) at and oso…

Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society, 2015-2016.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society,2015-2016 The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at University of Toronto are accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the year 2015-2016. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support annually one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society. The Fellowship is made possible by generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.
Description:The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at CERES and a period of time in Ukraine (typically 2-4 weeks), conducting research and givin…

Jobs: Rutgers University-Instructor of Russian Language.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick, School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Germanic, Russian, and Eastern European Languages and Literatures Instructor of Russian Language Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Closes: Feb 1, 2015at midnight Eastern Time
(GMT-5 hours)
The Department of Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track position as Instructor of Russian Language in the Russian and East European Program, effective Fall 2015.  We seek a talented and dynamic instructor to foster the growth of the Russian language program at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Teaching load 3+3, plus service to the Russian program. Salary commensurate with qualifications.  Possibilities for renewal are contingent upon demonstrated teaching effectiveness in all courses assigned, and on the continuing needs of the program.  For more …

The ASEF and the Slovenian Writers Union

Yesterday, I was fortunate to be invited to attend the 2nd annual ASEF fundraising gala in Redwood City. During this event, the ambassador of Slovenia to the United States Dr. Božo Cerar presented me with fifteen book titles that were the gift of the Slovenian Writers Association (Društvo slovenskih pisateljev) for the UC Berkeley Library. Thank you. These books have been now photographed. One can see the photographs here.

Thank you so much. Khvala Dr. Cerar.

Cfp: After Memory. Conflicting Claims to World War Two in Contemporary Eastern European Literatures.

Fr, 06.11. –
So, 08.11.2015
Call for Papers After Memory. Conflicting Claims to World War Two in Contemporary Eastern European LiteraturesZfL, Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin, 3. Et.

Ost-westliche Affektkulturen

ProgrammeA conference organized by
Matthias Schwartz (ZfL)
Nina Weller (Institute for East-European Studies, FU Berlin)
Heike Winkel (Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature, FU Berlin)

Call for Papers
(Download pdf file)
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The question as to how we ought to and even how we are able to think about this event are just as relevant today as ever. Representational practices and commemorative rituals fluctuate throughout history, and in the last few decades we have seen fundamental shifts in how World War II is dealt with. The reasons behind such shifts are diverse. In particular, the current »post-memorial« constitution of a kind of commemoration, which no longer primarily depends on the personal…

Building up the intercultural dialogue on national and regional levels: Russian and European best practices (Policy, Education, NGO initiatives).

Building up the intercultural dialogue on national and regional levels:Russian and European best practices(Policy, Education, NGO initiatives)17th March 2015Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, RussiaNorthern Arctic Federal University is pleased to announce call for International Seminar to be held within the International project “ALLMEET - Actions of Lifelong Learning addressing Multicultural Education and Tolerance in Russia” (EU TEMPUS-IV). The focus of the project is aimed at studying migration and intercultural communication, in order to raise the level of tolerance towards people of immigrant’s background and other minorities. The participants of the seminar will focus on the issues of immigrants’ and other minorities integration in Russian and European context. The call invites proposals to address the best practices of building up the intercultural dialogue on national and regional levels in the Russian Federation and European Union. Contributions may discuss and a…

Cfp: International Seminar “Governance of Public Policy: Cultures and Regimes in Networking Contexts”-St. Petersburg, Russia, June 27-28, 2015.

International Seminar “Governance of Public Policy: Cultures and Regimes in Networking Contexts” St. Petersburg, Russia, June 27-28, 2015 (English and Russian language) IPSA RC 48-Administrative Culture together with the  Russian Political Science Association (RC on Comparative Politics)  cordially invite you to submit proposals for the international seminar “Governance of Public Policy: Cultures and Regimes in Networking Contexts”, which will be held at the Saint-Petersburg State University, St.-Petersburg, Russia on June 27-  28,  2015.
The two-day international seminar is organized for the purpose of determining the cultural and institutional perspectives of the new political science direction "Governance of Public Policy". The actuality of the seminar is determined by scientific and practical factors. The scientific actuality is related to search of foundations for handling processes of public policy rather than the systems of its organization. Practical actuality is determi…