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Jobs: Assistant or Associate Professorship in Russian Studies

Assistant or Associate Professorship in Russian Studies 793679 The School of Culture and Society, Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as assistant or associate professor of  Russian studies with a special focus on Soviet and post-Soviet socio-political trends in Russia. If an assistant professor is appointed, the position  will be a three-year probationary position, and subject to the availability of funding,  an associate professorship in the same field will be announced in open competition at the end of the three-year term. If an associate professor is appointed, the position will be a permanent, full-time position.

The position will commence on 1 April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position
We are seeing to engage a candidate with broad expertise in Soviet and post-Soviet society and the ability to address key co…

The Kennan Institute Scholarships.

The Kennan Institute seeks competitive applications from scholars who conduct policy-relevant research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on the countries of Eurasia.  
Deadlines for Kennan Institute Title VIII Scholarships Approaching
Please note the deadline for both the Title VIII Research and Title VIII Summer Research Scholarships is one month from today — January 15, 2016. The Kennan Institute offers four types of fellowship opportunities. Galina Starovoitova Fellowships on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution are available to citizens of the Russian Federation who have successfully bridged the worlds of ideas and public affairs to advance human rights and conflict resolution. Title VIII Research Scholarships and Short-Term Grantsare available to scholars who are U.S. Citizens; Fu…

Cfp: Revisiting Commemoration Practices, uses and appropriations of the Centenary of the Great War!

Call for papers  Deadline: January, 5, 2016
International conference 24-25 mars 2016
Revisiting Commemoration Practices, uses and appropriations of the Centenary of the Great War

The Centenary of the Great War has become a major commemorative event. In France, through the range of events it has inspired, and their distribution throughout the country, this Centenary has become as significant an event as the Bicentenary of the French Revolution was in 1989. At the time, the Bicentenary was a significant contribution to the development of original landmark studies, on the staging of history (Martin, Suaud, 1996), and on commemorative social practices (Garcia, 2000), on memory politics (Davallon, Dujardin, Sabatier, 1993) and their transformations over the long term (Ory, 1989), on “commemorative mania” (Johnston, 1992) or the erasing of the national “commemorative superego” (Nora, 1992). The Centenary of the Great War thus provides the opportunity to pursue this reflection by emp…

10th Anniversary of Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema: Call for Papers for a Themed Issue on “Women in Cinema”

10th Anniversary of Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema: Call for Papers for a Themed Issue on “Women in Cinema”
It seems only a short while ago that Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (SRSC) was launched, and here we are, ten years on! SRSC has “grown up” and established itself as a scholarly journal of high ranking.
Whilst we welcome regular submissions of individual papers for publication in volume 10 (2016), we wish to mark our birthday with a themed issue on “Women in Cinema”. The theme appears topical with the rise of the number of high-profile filmmakers and producers in recent years, but also numerous historical perspectives that offer themselves for investigation under this angle. Papers on actresses, female costume designers, women filmmakers and producers – past or present, are welcome. The cluster will appear in issue 10.3 (November 2016) and we would like to have submissions by 1 April 2016.
A style sheet and instructions for submission can be found at http:/…


Europe under Stress: The End of a Common Dream?
12-14 June, Tartu, Estonia
Scholars working in all subfields of area studies, including comparative politics, international relations, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and related disciplines, are invited to submit proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for the First Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies. TheTartu Conferencewill provide a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental social and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s lives in Russia and Eastern Europe. The organizers hope to institute the Tartu Conference as a major annual event in Russian and East European Studies, bringing together scholars across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond. Participants of the 2016 conference are encouraged to share their reflections on the multiple crises that challenge the very idea of Eu…

The Harriman Institute postdoctoral fellowships.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS The Harriman Institute postdoctoral fellowships allow junior scholars to spend a specified term (from one semester to two years, depending on the type of fellowship) in residence at Columbia University in New York. All fellows are assigned a faculty mentor. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing; to give a brownbag seminar on their research, and to post a related Working Paper on the Institute’s website; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events. All postdoctoral fellows receive university IDs that provide access to the full range of resources within the Columbia library system, and the Institute makes every effort to provide desk space for all postdoctoral fellows. The Institute provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by fellows around their particular interests.
The Harriman Insti…

2016-2017 Princeton-Mellon Fellowship in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities

Applications for the Princeton-Mellon Fellowship in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities are being accepted for the 2016-17 academic year. Deadline: February 15, 2016
Job Requisition No. 1501028
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The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is currently inviting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. We welcome applications for year-long Mellon Fellow positions and one semester-long Senior Mellon Fellow positions from individuals who will actively engage in the Initiative's theme, "Cities of the Americas: Architecture, Society, Policy, and Culture."

Princeton University invites applications from scholars, writers, critics and practitioners of exceptional promise to pursue projects related to architecture, urbanism, and the humanities, specifically in the context of North and South America. Mellon Fellows may be from any discipline. We seek applicants with outstanding intellectual, l…

Postdoc: a three-year residential postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology (Princeton)

Postdoc: a three-year residential postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology (Princeton)

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a three-year residential postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology, to begin in July, 2016. Individuals who received the PhD in 2014 or later are eligible to apply; the PhD is required for appointment. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST.

We seek ethnographically and theoretically engaged scholars whose research, teaching and advising promise to expand the range of inquiry in our department and in the discipline by interrelating international and U.S. ethnography in novel ways. We especially welcome scholars whose ethnographic research advances understandings of transnationalism as a dimension of social life -- e.g., studies grounded in experiences of diaspora, education, governance, migration, religion, rights claiming, war, the professions, or fields of kn…

The icons of the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai are now available online.

The color images of the icons owned by the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai taken during joint expeditions undertaken from 1956 to 1965 by the University of Michigan, Princeton University, and the University of Alexandria are now available online.  The collection documents, in color, the condition of these icons before and after cleaning and restoration carried out in the 1950s and 1960s.  Currently, this website displays about 1,200 transparencies, but additional images will be added and the data will be updated.  The online images are limited to a size of 1024 pixels.

The images may be found at