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Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies: “Risk and Fortune”
During the academic year 2017/18, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the topic of “Risk and Fortune.” Notions of risk have been important to human societies for centuries. Soothsaying, insurance, medical prognostication, financial investment, environmental protection, and gambling all contend with—or try to contain—possible losses. Conversely, good fortune has had its talismans and theorists throughout history. How have different cultures tried to tame chance, or comprehend its whims? To what degree have the practices of commerce relied upon, or alternatively reified, risk? Do technological systems generate hazards they are not capable of controlling? This two-year seminar will bring together scholars working on risk and fortune in historical societies around the world in all time periods, on topics including (but not restricted to) economics, science, religion, industry, statistics, …

The Harriman Institute of Columbia University invites applications for a Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship begins October 1, 2016, and is for the academic year 2016-17 (with a possible renewal for academic year 2017-18) and is open to scholars conducting research in Russian politics. The fellowship comes with a salary of $50,000/year (with benefits). This postdoctoral fellowship is provisional and contingent upon Harriman’s receipt of a grant.


The Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellow’s responsibilities would include conducting his/her own research and developing and coordinating a seminar on policy debates about Russia (AY 2016-2017 and with potential renewal in AY 2017-2018) with Professors Timothy Frye, Kimberly Marten and Alexander Cooley. Each Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area.


We encourage applications from Social Science disciplines. The applicant’s r…
Rutgers University-New Brunswick: School of Arts & Sciences: Department of Germanic, Russian, and Eastern European Languages and LiteraturesAssistant Professor of RussianLocation: New Brunswick, NJ
Closes: Oct 31, 2016 Department of Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick), is pleased to invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Russian Literature (tenure-track), effective September 1, 2017. We seek a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture with an innovative research agenda and strong teaching record. Preferred secondary areas of expertise are cinema studies, poetry (all periods), and post-Soviet culture. Tenure-track faculty in the department are expected to teach two courses per term, maintain an active research profile, and contribute to the department and university through service. Interviews will take place at …

Всероссийский научный семинар История искусства как Public History (Пермь, 28 – 29 октября 2016 г.)

Музей современного искусства PERMM
Пермский государственный национальный исследовательский университет

приглашают принять участие во Всероссийском научном семинаре
История искусства как PublicHistory
28 – 29 октября 2016 г. Пермь
«Публичная история», «публичная социология» и семантически близкие названным направлениям другие «публичные» векторы современного гуманитарного знания стали частью актуальной академической повестки относительно недавно. В России эти направления статуировались и стали активно развиваться в 2000-е - 2010-е гг. в качестве исследовательского поля и учебной дисциплины. За последние десять лет в нашей стране появились первые магистерские программы, прошли исследовательские конференции по проблематике PublicHistory*.

Различные аспекты истории искусства (биографии художников и творческих профессий, арт-объектов и стилей, эстетические теории и т.д.) рассматриваются в рамках публичной истории с точки зрения коммуникации в обществе именно по поводу событий прошлого. В рамках В…

Job: Assistant Professor in European and Russian/Post-Soviet Studies (the College of William and Mary)

The Programs in European Studies and Russian/Post-Soviet Studies at the College of William and Mary seek applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning in August 2017.

We are two strong, interdisciplinary area studies programs at one of the best small public universities in the United States, and we are seeking a colleague with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

Candidates from all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities with appropriate expertise will be considered, pending department approval. The appointment will be jointly held in the Global Studies Program and in a host department appropriate for the candidate’s discipline. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment and a demonstrated interest in comparative and trans-regional scholarship and teaching. Candidates must possess the skills to teach compelling undergraduate courses in both Russian and Post-Soviet Stu…

Jobs: Assistant Professor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Assistant Professor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
The Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2017. We seek a broadly trained, energetic scholar of modern and contemporary Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian cultures with a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. The fields of specialization are open. The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, including a survey of Russian literature and courses in her/his areas of interest. The ability to teach advanced Russian on an as-needed basis is expected; knowledge of a second Slavic or regional language is highly desirable. The successful candidate will join Smith’s REEES faculty in active program building, complementing our existing strengths in Russian history, religion, and Jewish studies. Candidates with interests in film and med…

CFP: Culture Analytics Workshop at SocInfo 2016

CFP: Culture Analytics Workshop at SocInfo 2016 =============================================== The Culture Analytics Working Group invites proposals for papers to be part of a day-long workshop on Culture Analytics at this year's International Conference on Social Informatics. Previous workshops have focused on the intersections of text and media, on UX design, on multiscale data-driven models, and mathematical analyses of cultural expressive forms. Studies have been drawn from information sciences, mathematics, history, linguistics, literary studies, and folklore studies. Those studies have focused on semantic analyses of socio-textual domains, used models to reveal how texts reflect and refract larger socio-cultural formations, and tracked cultural dynamics over time and space using data drawn from novels and other digitized historical texts, the web and social media, Instagram and other non-textual archives among others. For this workshop, the organizers invite pro…

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Gerard Manley Hopkins Official Website.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Gerard Manley Hopkins Official Website August 2016
About: Francis Fennell, Professor of English Emeritus, and the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (CTSDH) at Loyola University Chicago solicit proposals for the development of a website and accompanying social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) dedicated to the life and work of the English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. (1844-1889). 
Goals: The goals of this project are to create a site that: ·facilitates discovery and conversation about the life and poetry of Hopkins; ·provides a platform for hosting existing content and linking to external websites ·creates and integrates a range of social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter) dedicated to disseminating information and fostering discussion about Hopkins; ·is easily found via web search engines and is accessible to lay and specialist audiences; ·and can be administered by CTSDH-affiliated faculty, staff and interns after the development phase comes to …

Jobs-Georgetown University, History-Assistant or Associate Professor of Imperial Russian History

Georgetown University, History

Assistant or Associate Professor of Imperial Russian History

Institution Type:       College / University
Location:       District of Columbia, United States
Position:       Tenure Track Faculty

The Georgetown History Department seeks applications for a full-time tenure-line faculty position in imperial Russian history, at the assistant or associate professor rank. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to contribute to a vibrant program at all levels, from BA to MA to Ph.D. The search is open to scholars of all specializations in the period from Peter I to 1917, but applicants should be prepared to teach Georgetown’s two-semester undergraduate Russian history survey, “Russia to 1800” and “Russia since 1800.” The teaching load is two courses per semester.

The deadline for applications is November 1st, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants shou…

ANNC: Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture – Registration Open/Programme Published!

13–15 September 2016, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK
Organised by The Islamic Manuscript Association

Dear Colleagues,
We are very pleased to announce the opening of registration for The Islamic Manuscript Association’s upcoming conference on Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture, which will be held from 13 to 15 September at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Sufis have written litanies, panegyrics, didactic works in verse and prose, hagiographies, discourses, exegetical works, and metaphysical treatises made into manuscripts both humble and lavish. Sufi lodges have housed libraries and manuscript ateliers, and Sufi networks have disseminated manuscripts across the Muslim World. Organised in partnership with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and the University of Cambridge’s HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Isla…

Cfp: Trajectories of Antifascism.

Trajectories of Antifascism 3-4 March 2017, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Worries abound about a return of fascism.  Recently, the New York Times surveyed the growth of nationalist and authoritarian movements in Austria, Russia, Turkey and beyond, to proclaim a “growing debate over global fascism.” In February, a Polish magazine published a front cover showing a white woman assailed by dark-skinned male hands under the headline “The Islamic rape of Europe”. International observers compared the image to Nazi propaganda. “This is how fascism comes to the United States,” declared a recent Washington Post op-ed article about the rise of Donald Trump. These analyses all invoke the history of 1930s Europe in order to uncover suggestive traces of interwar fascism in present day developments. Curiously, debates about fascism make little or no mention of the antifascist global movement that once existed to oppose it. Antifascism has been forgotten as a historical force and dis…