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CFP: Mеждународная научная конференция из цикла «История сталинизма».

24–26 октября 2016 года в Санкт-Петербурге состоится девятая международная научная конференция из цикла «История сталинизма». Тема конференции 2016 года «Культура и власть в СССР. 1920-е – 1950-е гг.».
Девятая конференция из цикла «История сталинизма» посвящена важному этапу развития советской культуры, связанному с утверждением сталинского авторитарного режима. Характерными чертами культурной жизни этого периода было ее жесткое партийно-государственное регулирование, репрессии против интеллигенции и идеологический контроль. Одновременно происходило стремительное распространение культуры вширь, связанное, прежде всего, с целенаправленной политикой советской власти в сфере образования.
Исследования отдельных феноменов советской культуры сталинского периода и общих тенденций ее развития и изменений особенно активизировались в последние десятилетия в связи с открытием новых архивных фондов и актуализаций таких направлений историографии, как культурная и социальная история.…

CALLS FOR PAPERS: "Text as Data: Digital Humanities for Text Analysis" (227th AOS - L.A., March 17-20, 2017)

The 227th Meeting of the American Oriental Society<> will be held Friday, March 17–Monday, March 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Members of the Society are hereby invited to submit communications to be presented at the 227th Meeting special panel: Text as Data.

Deadline: September 1st, 2016
Submit to:

Text as Data: Digital Humanities for Text Analysis
This panel seeks papers that discuss theory, methods, and results of research that includes computational methods for text analysis. The goal of the panel is to open the audience to new research avenues offered by the digital humanities but also to present state of the art applications of digital methods for textual studies in the various fields represented by the American Oriental Society. The papers should present research results that were generated at least partly from a computational process and explain the theoretical foundation of their work alo…

CFA: The Fung Global Fellows Program, Princeton University.


The theme for the 2017-18 program year is the “Culture and Politics of Resentment,”
Application deadline: November 1, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST).

The Fung Global Fellows Program, inaugurated in the 2013-14 academic year, reflects Princeton University’s commitment to engaging with scholars from around the world and inspiring ideas that transcend borders. The program brings exceptional international early-career faculty members working in the social sciences and the humanities to Princeton for a year of research, writing, and collaboration.  It is administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), which serves as a site for integration and joint activity across all of the University's international and area studies programs.

Each year, the Fung Global Fellows Program selects six international scholars to be in residence at Princeton for one academic year …

Cfp: Neoliberal Tools or New Humanistic Critique? Theorizing Class, Race, and Nation in the Digital Humanities?

?Neoliberal Tools or New Humanistic Critique? Theorizing Class, Race, and Nation in the Digital Humanities?

Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas. University of Toronto, May 25 ? 27, 2017

In recent years in Canada, the digital humanities has enjoyed increasing popularity as a tool for teaching, researching, and disseminating texts, and also a means of generating collaborative scholarship across disciplinary borders. However, the digital humanities, and perhaps its practitioners, have recently been described as a collection of neoliberal tools whose ?institutional success has for the most part involved the displacement of politically progressive humanities scholarship and activism in favour of the manufacture of digital tools and archives.? Do the digital humanities represent a displacement of critical questions of power in favour of a cloistered technological positivism? Are the digital humanities a trojan horse for a creeping neoliberal erosion of the humanities, or a framework that makes poss…

UMD Postdocs in DH & African American History and Culture.

Overview The University of Maryland is offering two Postdoctoral positions in the fields of Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture. Eligible candidates will have completed a doctoral program in African American Studies, Art History, United States Labor History, United States or Global Migration Studies, Digital Media, Historical and Cultural Visualization, or a related field in the past five years. These are full-time, professional-track faculty appointments for two years connected to our Andrew W. Mellon-funded initiative “Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture” (AADHum). The 12-month salary for these positions is $70,000, including full benefits. Additional funding is available for conference travel and professional development. The AADHum postdocs in the fields of Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture provide exciting opportunities to contribute to a major interdisciplinary initiative at one of the nat…

The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is now accepting applications! Application Deadline: July 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM Washington, DC Time (July 25, 2016 at 6:59 AM Moscow Time).

The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is now accepting applications for its Independent Professionals Project Initiative.
The competition award supports independent social initiatives which aim to establish or strengthen collaboration between Russians and Americans across the following socially-oriented thematic areas:
Social Support and Protection of CitizensProtection of Flora/Fauna and Promotion of Animal WelfarePromotion of Philanthropy and VolunteerismYouth Development, Extracurricular, and Alternative EducationPublic Health and Promotion of Healthy LifestylesPreservation of National Identities, Cultures, Languages, and Traditions of Indigenous PeoplesSocial and Cultural Adaptation and Integration of MigrantsMedical and Social Rehabilitation and/or Social and Economic Reintegration of Persons Engaged in the Illicit Use of  Narcotic Drugs or Psychotropic SubstancesPromotion of Economic and Labor Mobility
Selected Independent Professionals establish valuable professional conne…


PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SOCIETY OF FELLOWS IN THE LIBERAL ARTS Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017-2020 Application postmark deadline: September 15, 2016 The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2017-2020 fellowship competition. Four fellowships will be awarded: Open Fellowship in any discipline represented in the Society Fellowship in Humanistic Studies Fellowship in LGBT Studies Fellowship in Race and/or Ethnicity Studies Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching. Please see our website ( ) for eligibility, fellowship descriptions, application guidelines, and relevant disciplines. Hosted jointly by the Humanities Council and academic departments, Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their research, attend a weekly fellows’ seminar, and teach half time as Lecturers f…

CFP: "Defining & Defending Borders in Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet Contexts" / Issue 18 (Autumn 2017)

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies ( is an online international social sciences journal devoted to the armed forces and power institutions of post-Soviet societies. The journal's focus is the comparative and multi-disciplinary study of the structures and forces that make up the security systems, administrations and institutions employing armed personnel in all the Republics of the Former Soviet Union.
Editorial Board: Eden Cole (UK), Anna Colin Lebedev (FR), Natalya Danilova (UK), Françoise Daucé (FR), Gilles Favarel-Garrigues (FR), Anne Le Huérou (FR), Erica Marat (USA), Amandine Regamey (FR), Brandon Schetchter (USA), Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (FR - Founder & Chief Editor), Gavin Slade (Germany). Call for contributors - Issue 18 (Autumn 2017) - "Defining & Defending Borders in Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet Contexts"
Issue Editors: Anna Colin Lebedev, Ioulia Shukan, Amandine Regamey, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Borders remain today…

CFP: Workshop “Transnational relations between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and the Middle East, late 19th century to 1991”

CFP: Workshop “Transnational relations between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and the Middle East, late 19th century to 1991”
10-11 February 2017 Princeton University Part of a Université de Genève/Princeton University partnership grant co-directed by Sandrine Kott (UNIGE) and Cyrus Schayegh (PU).
Application: Send a paper title, an abstract of max. 300 words, and a brief CV by 15 September 2016
Description: Histories of Eastern Europe [EE]/Russia – Middle East [ME] transnational relations form a relative lacuna in the scholarship on both regions; most extant work centers on Russia/USSR, and/or the Cold War, and/or state actors; and few scholars of various subfields are in conversation. Moreover, such relations are a useful laboratory to explore conceptual questions for studying transnational history. A principal reason concerns space.
This is the case, centrally, because EE/Russia-USSR and the ME are, broadly speaking, neighbors. To be sure, especially in the globally …

Cfp: “Post-Communism 25+: Reflections on Social, Economic & Political Transitions”.

Conference:“Post-Communism 25+: Reflections on Social, Economic & Political Transitions”6-8 October 2016, Issyk Kul, KyrgyzstanSubmission deadline: 29 July 2016
Background: On collapse of the Soviet Union, George Kennan, the American author of the seminal 1947 cable “Sources of Soviet Conduct,” wrote in 1995 that he found it “hard to think of any event more strange and startling, and … more inexplicable, than the sudden and total disintegration and disappearance [of the USSR].” As unpredictable as the Soviet collapse came to be, so have the transition trajectories of post-communism in the past quarter of century amongst the former Soviet republics and post-communist states of the formerly ‘Eastern bloc’.

A good number of the post-communist states, especially those westward and in Europe, have done relatively well in their transitions, going through lasting economic and political liberalizations that have bared fruit for their citizens. On the other hand, many to the e…