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SOCIETY FOR THE HUMANITIESFELLOWSHIPS 2018-2019 The focal theme for 2018-2019 is “AUTHORITY.” Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. Selected Fellows will collaborate with the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. The Invited Society Scholars will be Praesnijit Duara, Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University, Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown University, and Holly Hughes, Professor of Theatre and Drama at the University of Michigan.
Focal Theme 2018-2019
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the philosophical, aesthetic, political, legal, ecological, religious, and cultural understandings of authority. From auctoritas to the author to authoritarianism, the question of a…

MOD Russia declassified certain WW II documents on 22 June 2017!

The site's self-description is as follows, "В 1952 году в Военно-историческом управлении Генерального штаба Советской Армии была создана группа под руководством генерал-полковника А.П.Покровского, которая приступила к разработке описания Великой Отечественной войны 1941-1945 годов. 

Для более полного и объективного изложения событий начального периода Великой Отечественной войны 1941-1945 годов были сформулированы вопросы, относящиеся к периоду развертывания войск Прибалтийского, Киевского и Белорусского особых военных округов по «Плану обороны государственной границы 1941 года» накануне Великой Отечественной войны. "

The machine  rendered translation of the text above is as follows,
"In 1952, in the Military History Department of the General Staff of the Soviet Army, a group was established under the leadership of Colonel-General A.P. Pokrovsky, who began developing a description of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

For a more complete and objective presentation of…

Job: Outreach Coordinator (Education/Training Spec II) -Center for European Studies at the University of Florida.

Center for European Studies at the University of Florida Outreach Coordinator (Education/Training Spec II)
The Outreach Coordinator will be housed in the Center for European Studies (CES) within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Florida (UF). The core responsibilities of the position will be to organize all aspects of CES outreach activities on and off campus, including but not limited to assisting in the selection of guest speakers, designing outreach activities, and working with other core CES staff and faculty to expand the impact of the CES on and off campus. The Outreach Coordinator will be directly responsible for the implementation of outreach events including reserving space, managing travel and accommodations for guests and advertising to the campus and general public. In addition, the Outreach Coordinator will develop and design all CES related materials (academic and outreach related) and manage all CES social media accounts and the units we…

Cfp: 1917-2017: Comparative Looks on the Soviet Artistic Avant-Gardes

1917-2017: Comparative Looks on the Soviet Artistic Avant-Gardes
December 7-8 2017 University Paris Nanterre and University Paris VIII
The Soviet artistic avant-gardes have been raising a specific interest for a long time. For instance, their multiple practices, their theoretical apparatus, their opuses as well as the influences they exerted have been largely surveyed by the academic world. Ever since the 1990’s a reappraisal of the multiple reuses and reinterpretations of those “avant-gardes” have been carried out. Our international symposium aims to question and put into context that reappraisal and the renewal it induces in the field of scholarly research.
The year 2017 as an historical landmark, the centenary of the Russian revolutions, offers a conducive environment for such reflections and thoughts. While evocating various and contradictory narratives, this centenary leads to rethink the vast array of meanings embodied by the revolutionary events as well as to shed a new light …



The Russian Language Journal (ISSN: 0036-0252) is a bilingual, peer-review journal dedicated to scholarly review of research, resources, symposia, and publications pertinent to the study and teaching of Russian language and culture, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary research in Russian language, culture and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. 

The Journal seeks contributions to the 2017 issue (Volume 67).

Those interested are encouraged to submit original research articles electronically to the editor using the email address:rlj@americancouncils.orgManuscripts should be sent as an MS Word document with a one-inch margin following the Chicago Manual of Style and using the Author/Date citation format.

Deadline for submission to the 2017 issue is September 15, 2017.
Guidelines for submission are listed at the end of this message.

Jennifer Bown
Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

Associate Editors:
Cori Anderson, Rutgers University

Conference Program: Poesis - Polis - Praxis. Positioning lyrical contemporaneity

Poesis - Polis - Praxis. Positioning lyrical contemporaneity
Conference - Readings in House of Poetry, Berlin, Germany


What is the task of poetry today? In times of hybrid cultures, nationalistic identities and digital post-factuality, the question of the social position of aesthetic practice should be considered in its all gravity.
To answer contemporary questions of the late-modern world demands a new poetic processing. Poesis and Polis are finding themselves in a conflicting field between „to make“ and „to be made“, a relation that will be revisited and critically examined.
Together with Slavic Studies scholar, literary scholar and translator Georg Witte, and on the occasion of his 65th birthday the conference is throwing a glance at the positions of lyrical contemporaneity.
Poets and scholars are invited to negotiate a possible (self) localization of contemporary poetry between poetic and political, individual and collective, past and present, private and public.