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CFP: The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy Symposium.

CFP: The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy Symposium 25-28 April 2017 At Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Dear colleagues,
The Call for Papers for Myriad Faces is now open
The organizing partners are excited to send out this call for papers inviting submissions to this unique international,multidisciplinary symposium showcasing academic and creative work on the year 1917 and its myriad legacies. 
The concept behind the symposium is that key events of 1917 not only influenced the outcome of World War I but continue to be felt today in political, social, cultural, economic, and technological spheres. Using 1917 as a focal point, the Myriad faces symposium will expand outwards to reflect on the significant impact of the Great War and the wider role of war - and peace - in the past and present. The myriad faces of war: 1917 and its legacy 1917 was a seminal year in the history of the modern world. The First World War stressed the livel…

CFP: Imaging the Past/Collecting the Future: Archive, Photography, Cinema, Museums. (22‐25 June 2016, Italy)/

Imaging the Past/Collecting the Future: Archive, Photography, Cinema, Museums.
First International «LYNX Center for the Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Images»

IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy
22‐25 June 2016

Keynote Speakers: Marta Braun (Ryerson University); Angela Dalle Vacche (Georgia Institute of Technology); Patrizia Di Bello (Birkbeck College); Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University); Simone Venturini (University of Udine).

Fueled by the focus of the LYNX research center, specifically the interdisciplinary analysis of images, this conference proposes to investigate photographic and cinematographic images (as both lens‐based products and the fruit of new media technologies) in terms of their form, the systems that produce them, the modes and techniques of perception associated with them and the processes and trajectories through which they circulate by exploring the multiple, diverse relations between these images and the primary spaces dedicated to their prese…

Конференция «Прошлое – чужая страна? Публичная история в России»

Конференция «Прошлое – чужая страна? Публичная история в России»3-4 июня 2016 года в Москве при поддерже Фонда им. Фридриха Эберта в России пройдет конференция, посвященная публичной истории.
Публичная история (Public History) как дисциплина и как проблемное поле охватывает широкий круг вопросов, связанных с бытованием индивидуальных и коллективных представлений о прошлом, особенностями репрезентаций прошлого в медиа и образовательных практиках, его политическими инструментализациями, а также ролью профессиональных историков в этих процессах.
Если публичная история как дисциплина появилась в России всего несколько лет назад, то ее практики существуют, по всей видимости, с тех пор, как появилось представление о самой истории. Перед авторами проектов в сфере публичной истории всегда стоит сложная задача – сделать прошлое ближе для современного человека, не лишая его при этом инаковости и сложности. Именно это соотношение является центральным не только для практик публичной ист…

Jobs: Lectureship in Russian (The University of St Andrews).

Lectureship in Russian - AC4786MR
Vacancy Description School of Modern Languages, Salary: £38,896 - £47,801 per annum,
Start: 1 August 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter


The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appoint to a Lectureship in Russian from 1 August 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.  You will be expected to hold a PhD, and should possess native or near-native language skills in Russian and English.  Applications are invited from candidates with a specialist interest in any area of Russian literature and / or culture.

Further detailed information about the School of Modern Languages can be found at

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Will Fowler, e-mail: tel: 01334 462964.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athen…

The Labour of Leisure, The Power Of Pleasure Symposium in Princeton.

Jobs-Lecturer Position / Czech Language - University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a one-year lecturer position, with the possibility of renewal, beginning in fall 2016. Applicants must specialize in Czech/Central European Studies and be qualified to teach Czech language at the beginning and advanced levels. The candidate will be asked to help develop our Czech program and participate in outreach activities involving the University and Czech émigré community. Ph.D. in hand is required. 

Salary is based upon qualifications and experience. Applicants should upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, and three letters of reference to  Priority will be given to applications that are filed byApril 1, 2016. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer, and requires all expected hires to undergo a criminal background check.

Librarian for Islamic Law-Harvard Law School Job.

Auto req ID 38298BR Business Title Librarian for Islamic Law School/Unit Harvard Law School Sub-Unit ------------ Location USA - MA - Cambridge Time Status Full-time Schedule Mondaythrough Friday, 9 to 5 Department HLS^LIB^Collection Development Salary Grade 057 Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Duties & Responsibilities The Collection Development Department’s Area Studies Group handles the receiving, cataloging, authority control, bibliographic maintenance and backlogs of print and electronic materials. The group is also responsible for the monographic receipts and associated invoice processing through Aleph.   As part of this Group, all members are expected to participate fully in collaborative efforts toward efficient workflow and problem solving.  The Group is responsible for catalog maintenance including corrections, updating cataloging records, and maintaining authority control.  This position has autonomy to modify the day-to-day activities to maintain a workflow to update bibliographic…

Jobs-Korean Language Librarian, Asian Library, UBC Library, British Columbia, Canada.

KOREAN LANGUAGE LIBRARIAN Asian Library, UBC Library Vancouver Campus (50% FTE, Term untilDecember 23, 2016)
The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.
The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.
More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.  The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed athttp://a…