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Job OpeningID: 134508 Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Title: Information Resources Specialist Senior Departments:International Studies & Technical Services Work Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Posting Begin/End Date: 11/22/2016-12/19/2016
HOW TO APPLY Application website: A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Job Summary The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion. To enable th…

Call for Proposals IFLA Public Libraries Section

Theme:   STEAM into Sydney - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEaM)
Date: 16-17 March 2017
Venue:  State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Web site:

In a rapidly changing environment join us to celebrate the responsiveness of public libraries to the ever changing digital futures agenda. The conference will build on the themes of the public library as an agent for change in the digital age, in particular the public library response to digital community cultural development.
Tell us about your library’s contribution to the creative economy, digital inclusion and jobs for the future.

The conference organisers invite proposals on the following issues:

•          STEaM : delivering community outcomes

•          The library as an economic driver.

•          Creative communities and practice

•          Community Partnerships

•          Collections - digital devices ·       

15 minutes will be allowed for a presentation …

Cfp: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

55th Annual Meeting
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
Alexandria, VA
April 6-8, 2017

The Fifty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Westin Alexandria Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia,April 6-8, 2017. The meeting will be hosted by George Mason University's program in Russian and Eurasian Studies. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation.  The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russi…

Jobs: The University Librarian Position at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

The University of British Columbia invites applications and nominations for the position of University Librarian Established in 1908, UBC has consistently ranked among the top fifty universities in the world. It is a publicly supported, comprehensive university comprising 18 faculties and several schools across two campuses. Under new president Professor Santa Ono, UBC’s strategic vision for the 21stcentury is to prepare students to become exceptional global citizens, promote the values of a civil and sustainable society, and conduct outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The UBC Library is the second largest research library system in Canada and has more than 20 branches and divisions, including on- and off-campus locations, and the UBC Okanagan Library. Nearly 250 full-time equivalent employees – librarians, management and professional staff, and support staff and a temporary hourly staff complement of over 100 students - work in the UBC…

Call for Applications: Course Development Stipends for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Call for Applications: Course Development Stipends for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia TheCenter for Russian and East European Studiesat the University of Pittsburgh, theCenter for Slavic and East European Studiesat the Ohio State University, theEllison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studiesat the University of Washington, theInner Asian and Uralic National Resource Centerat Indiana University, theInstitute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studiesat the University of California, Berkeley, and theRussian and East European Instituteat Indiana University, are running a national competition to solicit applications from faculty and instructors at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop new courses that focus on Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia, or to redesign an existing course. Through funding from the International and Foreign Language Education division of the federal Department of Education, these six Title VI National Resource Cente…

Конференция молодых ученых: Конструируя «советское»? Политическое сознание, повседневные практики, новые идентичности (14-15 апреля 2017 г., СПб)

Конструируя «советское»? Политическое сознание, повседневные практики, новые идентичности 14-15 апреля 2017 г.
С 2007 года по инициативе слушателей Европейского университета в Санкт-Петербурге проходит конференция «Конструируя “советское”? Политическое сознание, повседневные практики, новые идентичности».
Цель нашей встречи – создание единой международной площадки для обсуждения проблем советской истории аспирантами и студентами, развитие научных связей, поиск новых подходов в исследованиях. Молодые ученые со всей России и из-за рубежа получают возможность обсудить различные аспекты советской повседневности, политики, экономики и искусства. С комментариями к докладам и лекциями выступают известные историки, антропологи, социологи и филологи.
На очередной конференции мы предлагаем обсудить, среди прочих, следующие темы:
1917 - 2017: опыт осмысления революцииСоветский человек между гражданской и национальной идентичностьюПамять о «советском»: ностальгия, забвение, травмаСоветская пол…

CFP: Art versus Document: Photography in Modern Russian History (June 1-2, 2017, Moscow)

International Scholarly Conference Art versus Document: Photography in Modern Russian History 1-2 June 2017, Moscow
Organizer International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences
National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russian Federation) In the late 1920s, avant-garde photographers such as Aleksandr Rodchenko, Eleazar Langman, Gustav Klucis, Boris Ignatovich, and El Lissitzky began to develop a genre of photographic documentation. Together with theorists, including Sergei Tret’iakov and Osip Brik, photographers worked to create a style of representation that would reveal the details of the new everyday Soviet life. Along with these theorists, who sought to develop a proletarian “literature of fact [literatura fakta],” photographer’s images would give the viewer a sense of the industrial technologies, which, in their view, formed the basis of the new proletarian collective. These ideas provoked many questions within …

CFP: A graduate conference "(Un)Witnessable: Holocaust in the East" (University of Pennsylvania, April, 27-28, 2017)

Call for Papers
(Un)Witnessable: Holocaust in the East  
A graduate conference presented by
The Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Jewish Studies, and Slavics Without Borders, a Graduate Student Colloquium
University of Pennsylvania April, 27-28, 2017 Keynote Speaker: Anika Walke (Washington University)

“All in all, as many if not more Jews were killed by bullets as by gas, but they were killed by bullets in easterly locations that are blurred in painful remembrance.” From “Holocaust: The Ignored Reality” by Timothy Snyder
“No fiber of my body will forget this.” From “Babi Yar” by Yevgeni Yevtushenko
The fields of Holocaust and trauma studies have been dominated by material and testimonial-based evidence. While these forms of witness capture the concentration camp narrative and illuminate aspects of the catastrophe in Western Europe, the East remains underdeveloped in popular knowledge and scholarly discourse.
This is in part due …

Horowitz Foundation Grants

Dear Colleague:
The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is soliciting submissions for grants for 2016. The awards support scholars in the final stages of their PhD--that is, in their research and dissertation preparation after their proposal has been approved by their committee. You have previously recommended a candidate for an award, and we hope you will alert other prospective candidates about the awards this year.
The deadline for 2016 proposals is January 31, 2017, though earlier submission is strongly encouraged. The  foundation's website  provides additional information on the application process. 
We appreciate your past participation, and hope to work with you and your promising graduate students in the future.
Yours very truly, Mary E. Curtis Chairman The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy