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Information for young scholars in Humanities and Social Sciences: doctoral fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, grants, conferences
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DOCTORAL AND MASTERS FELLOWSHIPS / АСПИРАНТУРА И МАГИСТРАТУРА
PRE- AND POST- DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS,
THE HARVARD ACADEMY
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and
supports outstanding scholars at the start of their
careers whose work combines disciplinary
excellence in the social sciences (including history
and law) with a command of the language, history,
or culture of non-Western countries or regions.
Their scholarship may elucidate domestic,
comparative, or transnational issues, past or
The Academy Scholars are a select community of
individuals with resourcefulness, initiative,
curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-
Western cultures or regions shows promise as a
foundation for exceptional careers in major
universities or international institutions.
Academy Scholars are appointed for two years by
the Harvard Academy for International and Area
Studies and are provided time, guidance, and
access to Harvard University facilities. They
receive substantial financial and research
assistance to undertake sustained projects of
research and/or acquire accessory training in
their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars,
a distinguished group of senior Harvard
University faculty members, act as mentors to
the Academy Scholars to help them achieve
their intellectual potential.
Read more: http://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy_scholars_program.html
34 PHD POSITIONS AT NASP/GRADUATE SCHOOL IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Open to: students with background in Economic Sociology, Labour Studies, Political Studies, Sociology and Methodology of Social Research
Scholarships: approx 13.500 euro per year, renewable for up to three years
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The Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences (NASP) and the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (GSSPS) are accepting applications for admission to the Ph.D. Programmes in:
Economic Sociology and Labour Studies (13 scholarship positions);
Political Studies (14 scholarship positions);
Sociology and Methodology of Social Research (7 scholarship positions).
NASP offers a total of 34 Ph.D. positions covered by scholarships. Full information on how to submit applications is provided by the Call for Application. The application deadline is September 30th, 2014.
NASP involves a network of universities in Northern Italy: Brescia, Università Cattolica, Genova, Milano, Milano-Bicocca, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale and Torino. NASP is based at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (GSSPS).
Economic Sociology and Labour Studies
The mission of the programme is to give students both a strong disciplinary focus (in Sociology, Labour Law, Management and Organizational Behaviour, Psychology of work) and a substantive attention to socio-economic behaviour and processes, in particular from the point of view of labour and organizations. Six broad areas of specialization are offered. Each student will choose the one who best suits her research interests and use it as a starting point for her research project. Of course trespassing and contamination are allowed and encouraged.
Social institutions and the economy;
Economic behaviour and social interaction;
Local development and global society;
Occupations, education and social stratification.
The aim of the doctoral Programme is to train highly-skilled professionals who can undertake research within academic institutions, think tanks and research centers, as well as provide consultancy for political, economic, public or private organizations at the national and international levels.
The programme offers a two-levels training: first, the acquisition of a common background on the most up-to-date knowledge and methods in the field of political science and political philosophy. Second, a more personalized training subdivided in four main paths of specialization, and the possibility to experiment cross-curricular paths linking together traditionally unrelated disciplines.
These four main paths are:
Institutions and Public Policy;
Public Opinion, Political Communication and Political Behaviour;
Sociology and Methodology of Social Research
The aim of the programme is to provide structured training in theoretically-guided empirical research across a wide range of sociological fields and to introduce students to current international debates in both qualitative and quantitative social research. Graduates from the programme ill be able to compete successfully for positions as researchers (in public and private universities and research centres), skilled professionals and consultants in sociology to public agencies and international organizations and institutions in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
Research areas covered by the Ph.D. Programme now include:
Media and the Public Sphere;
Methodology of Social Research;
Social Change and Inequalities;
All courses are taught in English for all of the Ph.D. Programmes, while the dissertation might be written in English as well as in Italian, depending on the topic and on the supervisor’s judgement.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/08/06/34-phd-positions-at-naspgraduate-school-in-social-and-political-sciences/#ixzz3Bbre3gsp
PREDOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, 2015–2016
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its annual program of support for advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, urbanism, and photographic media. Each of the following nine fellowships has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation, and for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research. Application for a predoctoral dissertation fellowship may be made only through nomination by the chair of a graduate department of art history or other appropriate department. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency, and general and preliminary examinations, before November 15, 2014. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Candidates must be either United States citizens or enrolled in a university in the United States.
David E. Finley Fellowship
One fellowship is awarded annually for 36 months. The first two years of the Finley Fellowship are intended for research and travel in Europe to visit collections, museums, monuments, and sites related to a well-advanced dissertation in Western art. During this two-year period, residency abroad is expected, for which travel funds are available. The third year is to be spent in residence at the Center to complete the dissertation and to perform curatorial work. Half of the year in residence will be devoted to a research project, designed to complement the subject of the dissertation, at the Gallery or other Washington-area collections. A primary requirement for this fellowship is that the candidate have a significant interest in curatorial work.
Paul Mellon Fellowship
One fellowship is awarded annually for 36 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in Western art and to enable a candidate to reside abroad for two years to develop expertise in a specific city, locality, or region related to the dissertation. The third year is to be spent in residence at the Center to complete the dissertation.
Samuel H. Kress Fellowship
One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in European art on a topic before the early 19th century. The Kress Fellow is expected to spend the first year of the fellowship period on dissertation research abroad and the second year at the Center to complete the dissertation, devoting half time to Gallery research projects designed to complement the subject of the dissertation and to provide curatorial experience.
One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation that concerns aspects of American art. The Wyeth Fellow is expected to spend the first year of the fellowship period on dissertation research in the United States or abroad, and the second year at the Center to complete the dissertation. A new initiative of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art provides up to $5,000 in publication subvention for first-time authors.
One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in the visual arts in a field other than European or American art. The Ittleson Fellow is expected to spend the first year of the fellowship period on dissertation research abroad, and the second year at the Center to complete the dissertation.
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship
One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in a period through the 20th century and on a topic other than European or American art. Cross-cultural topics will also be considered, provided that at least one area of focus is a culture outside the European and American traditions. The Andrew W. Mellon Fellow is expected to spend the first year of the fellowship period on dissertation research abroad, and the second year at the Center to complete the dissertation.
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellowship
One fellowship is awarded annually for 12 months. This fellowship is intended for the advancement or completion of either a doctoral dissertation or a resulting publication in Northern European art between 1400 and 1700. For a candidate preparing a publication based on the dissertation, the date of graduation may be as early as fall 2014. The Smith Fellow may use the fellowship to study either in the United States or abroad; there are no residence requirements at the Center.
Chester Dale Fellowships
Two fellowships are awarded annually: one for 24 months, the other for 12 months. The Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellowship is intended for the advancement or completion of a doctoral dissertation in any area of Western art, with a preference for modern and contemporary topics. The two-year Dale Fellow is expected to spend the first year on dissertation research either in the United States or abroad; the second year is to be spent in residence at the Center to complete the dissertation. The Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellowship is intended for the advancement or completion of a doctoral dissertation in Western art. The one-year Dale Fellow may use the fellowship to study in the United States or abroad; there are no residence requirements at the Center.
The stipend for predoctoral dissertation fellowships is $25,000 per year. A housing allowance is available for fellows not in residence. Fellows in residence are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. In addition, predoctoral fellows receive allowances for travel and research-related materials, depending on the terms of the fellowship.
All fellows in residence are members of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. Fellows are in regular contact throughout their tenures at the Gallery with the Samuel H. Kress Professor, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor, the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, the senior fellows, and other members of the Center.
Departments will limit nominations to one candidate for each category of fellowship; each individual may be nominated for one fellowship. Renominations will be accepted on the basis of revised application materials. Interested students should consult with the dissertation advisor and departmental chair to obtain nomination information. Department chairs must submit to the Center one letter of nomination listing all candidates nominated by the department. The nomination letter may be sent by e-mail as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the application deadline, any inquiries should be directed to the Center by the chair of the department and not by the candidate.
Online applications must be submitted by November 15, 2014. Nominees must submit an online application that includes a brief writing sample. Two letters of support from individuals who have directed the work of the nominee are required. One of the two letters of recommendation may be from outside the department. After a preliminary selection, several candidates for each fellowship will be invited to Washington in early February 2015 for interviews. Appointments will be announced following the spring meeting of the Trustees of the National Gallery of Art. All predoctoral dissertation fellowship grants begin on September 1, 2015. Predoctoral fellowships cannot be deferred or renewed.
Read more: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships/predoctoral-dissertation-fellowships.html
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A PRE-DOCTORAL GRANT ON CURRENT SOCIAL DYNAMICS IN LAOS
The Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) provides a one-year “Seed-Money” grant for preparing a PhD project on current social changes in Laos, based on an anthropological, or socio-anthropological, perspective. The topic is up to the applicant: it could touch, for example but with no limitation, issues of migration, ethnicity, interfaces with State services, eating habits, youth, urban popular culture, moral economy, etc. The project should be original and feasible.
The applicant will work under the supervision of Pierre Petit, professor in anthropology at the ULB himself involved in field researches in Laos (related to ethnicity, rural-urban migrations, and the State: cf. http://lamc.ulb.ac.be/spip.php?article42&lang=fr ). The applicant will develop his/her project by writing a detailed state of the art and undertaking preliminary fieldwork in Laos. The objective is to write, in the course or at the end of the one-year period, an application for a three- or four-year PhD. grant at the Belgian National Funds for Scientific Research (FNRS) or at the ULB. To enhance one’s chance of being selected, the grantee will have to involve in scientific production, like publishing book reviews, presenting communications in conferences, or possibly writing an article.
Applicants must be EU citizens and have – by Oct. 1st at latest – a MA degree in social sciences (anthropology, sociology) delivered during the last three years. They should have got high mentions/honours during their studies. The application (in English or in French) should contain a motivation letter, a max.-5-page research project, a detailed CV including the marks received during studies. He/She will be based at the ULB during the year of the contract, in the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (http://lamc.ulb.ac.be/?lang=en ). The monthly disposable income is €1879.32, with a further one-shot operating budget of €1200 that can be used for fieldwork. Engaging will take place between October and December 2014, depending on the grantee’s availability. European candidates are welcome, will have to settle in Brussels during the research, and can benefit from the support provided by the Welcome Desk of the ULB that helps non- Belgian researchers for practicalities.
Applications must be sent before September 10 to Pierre Petit (email@example.com ), who can provide further information on request.
NGS SCHOLARSHIP (NGSS) FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT NUS IN SINGAPORE, 2015-2016
National University of Singapore is offering PhD scholarship for international students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research in Singapore. Applicants must graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours or equivalent qualification. The scholarships will provide monthly stipend of S$3,200 up to 4 years of the PhD studies or up to date of graduation and as well as computer, book and conference allowance. Application should be submitted till 15 November 2014.
Note: Applications will be open on 1st September 2014.
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the National University of Singapore.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD programme at National University of Singapore.
Scholarship Provider: National University of Singapore
Scholarship can be taken at: Singapore
-Graduates with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of medicine.
-Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.
-GRE is compulsory for students applying from overseas. Only strongly recommended for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.
-TOEFL is compulsory (ONLY applicable for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English).
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students from any country can apply for this NGS scholarship.
Scholarship Description: National University of SingaporeThe NGS scholarship is awarded to talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research. The terms for the NGS Scholarship are being reviewed.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): NGS Scholarship will be offered for 4 years.
What does it cover?
-Monthly stipend of S$3,200 will be given up to 4 years of the PhD studies, or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier.
-Other allowances include
-Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Applicants will be notified on the confirmed receipt of your application package within approximately 4 weeks after the respective application closing dates.
Online Application: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th November 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/ngs-scholarship-ngss-international-students-singapore-2014/2013/12/07/
BAGSS INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES IN GERMANY, 2015
The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) is inviting applications for up to 12 fully funded international fellowships/ scholarships. These international fellowships/scholarships are available from April 1, 2015 for three years. Each candidate receives a training programme tailored to their individual needs. Doctoral fellows receive a dedicated office space, IT equipment,conference and summer school travel support. Women applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. The application deadline is October 31, 2014 for Summer Term.
Study Subject(s): Specialized research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:
Pillar 1 Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
Pillar 2 Education and social inequality across the entire life course
Pillar 3 Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies
Pillar 4 Governance, institutional change and political behavior
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral research programme at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences.
Scholarship Provider: The German Science Foundation (DFG)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: BAGSS are inviting applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography and Statistics. Qualified graduates of related subjects with a strong background in the empirical social sciences are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Master‘s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. Successful applicants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its very high quality of life as well as great conditions for research and study.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these fellowships/scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Bamberg Graduate School of Social SciencesThese fellowships and scholarships are available from April 1st, 2015, for three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months). BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. They are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing.
Number of award(s): Up to 12 International fellowships/scholarships will be awarded.
Duration of award(s): The international fellowships/scholarships will be offered for three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months).
What does it cover? BAGSS is offering prospective doctoral researchers a three year, fully-funded and structured graduate programme located in Bamberg, Germany. Each candidate receives a training programme tailored to their individual needs. The language of instruction is English; doctoral theses can be submitted in English or German. Doctoral fellows receive a dedicated office space, IT equipment,conference and summer school travel support.
Selection Criteria: Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Please make sure that your application file contains the following documents:
-a cover letter
-a one-page abstract of your dissertation exposé
-a dissertation exposé
a scan of all your academic degree certificate(s) and all your university grade transcripts.
-A concise statement on your knowledge of social science research methods.
-Only for applicants funded by an external institution: evidence that funding has been granted.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 31, 2014 for Summer Term.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/bagss-international-scholarships-doctoral-candidates-germany-2014/2013/08/29/
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
THE AKADEMIE SCHLOSS SOLITUDE FELLOWSHIP
Scholarship / Financial aid: 50 to 70 fellowships are allocated every 24 months
Date: three to twelve months
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Open to: persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past 5 years
Read more: http://www.eastchance.com/anunt.asp?q=2193,eu,sch&issue=20140821&utm_source=eastchanceMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140821
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN MODERN SLAVIC LANGUAGES
University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship / Financial aid: salary of NOK 482 800 - 539 200
Date: 4 years
Deadline: 1 September 2014
Open to: applicants with a PhD in Slavic languages
Read more: http://www.eastchance.com/anunt.asp?q=546,other,sch&issue=20140821&utm_source=eastchanceMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140821
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN HUMANITIES AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications
for three-year postdoctoral fellowships 2015-
2018 for recent PhDs (from Jan. 2013) in
humanities or allied social sciences. FOUR
appointments to pursue research and teach
half-time in the following areas: Open discipline
(two fellowships); Humanistic Studies; Race
and/or Ethnicity Studies. Stipend:
approx. $80,000. For eligibility, fellowship and
application details, see www.princeton.edu/sf
Read more: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49183
HUMBOLDT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN GERMANY, 2015
Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 500 research fellowships annually. Fellowships are awarded for postdoctoral researchers who have completed their doctorate in the last four years to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) at a research institution in Germany. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply. Applicants choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their research plan independently. Applications may be sent at any time. Applications should be submitted at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection meeting.
Study Subject(s): Applicants choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their research plan independently. Details of the research project and the time schedule must be agreed upon with the prospective host in advance.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) at a research institution in Germany.
Scholarship Provider: Humboldt Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
-Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than twelve years prior to the date of application. If it is not possible or customary to take a doctorate in the candidate’s subject or country, an application may be submitted up to 16 years after completing a Master’s or Diploma degree, provided that the publication record is commensurate with the candidate’s career stage.
-The candidate’s own research profile documented by a comprehensive list of academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
-Confirmation that research facilities are available and mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s statement by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
-Three expert reviews from important collaborative partners and/or academics from the candidate’s own institute and, if possible, from abroad.
-Necessary language skills: humanities or social sciences and medicine: good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the research successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; natural sciences and engineering: good knowledge of German or English. Potential applicants who have been in Germany for more than six months at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
Potential applicants of German nationality are eligible to apply provided that their habitual place of work and residence has been located abroad on the assumption of permanence for at least five years. Potential applicants who have completed their school education and one university degree or one university degree and their doctorate in Germany are subject to the regulations governing German citizens.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Scientists and scholars of all nationalities may apply for these fellowships.
Scholarship Description: Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.
Number of award(s): Approximately 500 Fellowships will be offered.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships will be offered for 6-24 months.
What does it cover? The fellowship is worth 2,650 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. Additional benefits for research fellows:
- lump sum for the fellow’s travel expenses if the costs are not borne by a third party;
- language fellowship for an intensive language course lasting two to four months at selected language institutes in Germany immediately prior to the actual period of research; language fellowships may also be granted to accompanying marital partners.
- family allowances for accompanying family members staying at least three months (monthly allowance: up to 326 EUR for marital partners and up to 234 EUR for each child);
-for single-parents: flat-rate allowance for accompanying children (under the age of 18) for stays of at least three months (400 EUR per month for the first child and 100 EUR per month for every additional child);
- additional extension of the fellowship up to 12 months for research fellows accompanied by children under the age of 12;
- a subsidy towards research costs to be paid to the hosts in Germany amounting to 800 EUR per month (for research projects in the natural sciences and engineering) and 500 EUR (for research projects in the humanities and social sciences);
- Europe allowance for a research stay at a research institute in another European country (though not the research fellow’s own country); for a designated period in the course of the fellowship if necessary to ensure the success of the research project;
- extensive alumni sponsorship once a successful research stay has come to an end, especially for maintaining contacts with collaborative partners in Germany during the Humboldtian’s entire academic career.
Selection Criteria: Candidates are selected solely on the basis of the evaluation of their academic qualification.
There are no quotas for individual disciplines or countries. A candidate’s academic qualifications assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
- academic record and academic performance to date (mobility, determination, breadth of research activities, academic productivity)
- quality of key publications specified in the application (originality, degree of innovation, applicant’s contribution in cases of multiple authorship)
- originality and innovation potential of the suggested research outline (significance for the advancement of the discipline, convincing choice of academic methods, prospects for academic development of the applicant, clear focus and feasibility of realization within the requested funding period and at the chosen host institution)
- the applicant’s future potential (academic potential, further academic development, career prospects) Applications are assessed on the basis of independent peer reviews requested by the Humboldt Foundation. The final decision is taken by a committee composed of academics from all disciplines in the framework of the funding available.
Notification: After providing all the documents and receipt of the host’s statement, applicants will be notified about the proposed selection date. The application documents will then usually be forwarded to two independent reviewers for written review. On the basis of these independent peer reviews a selection committee composed of about 50 academics from all disciplines reaches a decision on approving research fellowships. The selection committee meets three times a year, in March, July and November. When submitting applications candidates may also apply to be informed about the reasons for a rejection should their applications be turned down by the selection committee. In this case, applicants and their hosts will receive separate notification on this issue in addition to the selection decision approx. four to six weeks after the selection committee meeting. It is not possible to appeal. However, applicants who have been rejected may submit a revised application provided that fundamental aspects of the original application have been manifestly improved.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted by post. The Humboldt Foundation will confirm receipt of the application by email. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted all the necessary documents. Applications not submitted as a single entity will take longer to process. Grossly incomplete applications will be returned to applicants unprocessed.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications may be sent at any time. Selection committee meetings take place three times a year, in March, July and November. Applications should be submitted at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection meeting.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/humboldt-research-fellowships-postdoctoral-researchers-germany-2014/2013/10/09/
IIAS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS IN NETHERLANDS, 2015
International Institute for Asian Studies is offering postdoctoral fellowships for researchers from around the world who would like to apply for a position as ‘affiliated fellow’ at IIAS. Fellowships are particularly for researchers focusing on the three clusters ‘Asian cities’, ‘Asian heritages’ and ‘Global Asia’. Applicants should have a PhD degree in related field. The fellowship will be tenable for a maximum period of 10 months. The application deadline is 1st October 2014 for commencement between January and April 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are particularly for researchers focusing on the three clusters ‘Asian cities’, ‘Asian heritages’ and ‘Global Asia’. However some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications which link to more than one field are also welcome. On the application form, you will be asked to indicate to which cluster your proposed research relates or to choose the “open category”.
Course Level: These are 10 months fellowships available for postdoctoral researchers.
Scholarship Provider: International Institute for Asian Studies
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands
Eligibility: The positions are intended for outstanding post-doctoral researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. Researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into book publication will also be welcomed.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Researchers from around the world can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The IIAS fellowship application form is intended for all candidates who would like to apply for a position as ‘affiliated fellow‘ at IIAS, with the exception of those fellows who will be visiting IIAS in the framework of an (exchange) agreement. The positions are intended for outstanding post-doctoral researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. They also welcome researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into book publication. They are particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three clusters ‘Asian cities’, ‘Asian heritages’ and ‘Global Asia’. However some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications which link to more than one field are also welcome. On the application form, you will be asked to indicate to which cluster your proposed research relates, or to choose the “open category”.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fellowships will be offered for a maximum period of 10 months.
What does it cover? If IIAS decides to sponsor your research by awarding a grant, you will receive:
- a monthly grant of € 1100;
- a one-time grant of € 1000 (max) towards the costs of (international) travel.
Support for research (office facilities, library access, networks, etc.) will be provided. Affiliated fellows are expected to participate in IIAS events, including the fellow seminars, monthly lunch lectures and drinks.
Selection Criteria: The Fellowship will be assessed by the IIAS Academic Committee on the basis of merit, quality and available resources.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applicants should apply via post or email. Interested applicants are invited to email/post their applications, consisting of:
-Application form (Word).
-A minimum of two letters of reference,
-Please ensure that a minimum of two letters of reference is sent to us in confidence via email or post, commenting on your academic abilities and the value of your research project by the appropriate deadline.
-List of publication.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadlines are 1st October 2014 for commencement between January and April 2015 and 1 February 2015 for commencement between June – October 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/iias-postdoctoral-fellowships-international-researchers-netherlands-2014/2014/02/05/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
GERMAN CHANCELLOR FELLOWSHIPS FOR TOMORROW’S LEADERS IN GERMANY, 2014
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is offering German Chancellor Fellowships prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA to conduct a project as guests of the partner of their choice in Germany. German Chancellor Fellowships are open to an array of sectors such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture. The fellowship itself is awarded for twelve months and begins in October with a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin. This is followed by eleven months of individual project work starting in November. Application should be submitted till 15th September 2014.
Study Subject(s): German Chancellor Fellowships are open to an array of sectors such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture.
Course Level: It is a twelve months fellowship which provides opportunity fellows to conduct a project as guests of the partner of their choice in Germany.
Scholarship Provider: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Accreditation: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is a foundation set-up by the government of the Federal Republic and funded by the German Foreign Office, the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and others for the promotion of international co-operation between German institutes of higher education and leading academics from around the world.
-Citizenship of the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil or India.
-Bachelor’s or comparable academic degree, completed less than twelve years prior to the starting date of the fellowship (1 October of the year following application)
-Demonstrated leadership potential ; applicants whose background are largely academic should also have gained some leadership experience beyond their own research activities
-Either English or German language skills
-A letter of motivation
- A project plan; the candidate must draw up the project plan independently and secure the support of the proposed mentor before submitting an application
- A detailed host’s statement, including a confirmation of support
-Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal, and/or academic background
Applicants who have been in Germany for more than six months at the time of the application deadline (15 September) are not eligible to apply. Anyone who has already been sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation cannot apply to the Foundation for the German Chancellor Fellowship and should instead refer to the Foundation’s Alumni Programme for support for further stays in Germany.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA can apply for the German Chancellor Fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to conduct a project as guests of the partner of their choice in Germany. With the support of your host you can spend a year concentrating on a project you have chosen yourself and give your career that crucial boost. German Chancellor Fellowships are open to an array of sectors such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture. The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship programme. During their time in Germany, Federal Chancellor Fellows conduct independent projects at their host institutions. The project should involve original exploration of a topic or issue, or research in the fellow’s respective field of interest. The fellows are mentored by hosts in Germany, whom the fellows have chosen on the basis of their expertise in their respective areas. Projects should be of relevance to modern societies, have a long-term and visible impact, and help to advance fellows’ careers and professional development. Through their experience in Germany, fellows will acquire greater knowledge of their fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen their intercultural competence – all essential qualities for future professional leaders.
Number of award(s): The Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships annually, up to ten prospective leaders selected from each of the five countries.
Duration of award(s): The fellowship itself is awarded for twelve months and begins in October with a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin, which provides insights into social, political, business and cultural life in Germany. This is followed by eleven months of individual project work starting in November.
What does it cover? The fellowship amount is 2,150 EUR, 2.450 EUR or 2,750 EUR per month, depending on the fellow’s qualifications. This stipend includes a travel allowance and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. The stay in Germany begins with a mandatory two-month intensive language course from August to September; Fellows whose German language skills are good but could still be improved are required to take part in a one-month language course; for fellows with excellent German language skills the requirement to take this intensive language course is waived. Additional benefits are as follows:
-an allowance for research costs of 500 EUR per month to be paid to the host in Germany
-a lump sum to cover the fellow’s return travel expenses, if the costs are not borne by a third party
-family allowances for family members spending at least three months in Germany (up to 326 EUR per month for the fellow’s spouse and up to 234 EUR per month for each child)
-German language courses in the fellow’s home country before the start of the stay in Germany as well as during the stay in Germany to expand the skills acquired during the intensive language course
-a Europe allowance for a stay of one to two months at an institute in another European country (not, however, the fellow’s home country) if a stay of this kind is necessary to carry out the project
-extensive alumni sponsorship following successful completion of the fellow’s stay in Germany, particularly for the purpose of sustaining contact with collaborative partners in Germany during the alumni’s entire professional career
Selection Criteria: Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:
-applicant’s prior history and leadership potential
-significance of the fellowship for further career objectives
-future role of the applicant as an intermediary between his/her own country and Germany
-international orientation of the applicant and prospective role as an international leader
-prior knowledge and experience to complete the project successfully
-persuasiveness and relevance of the project plan
Notification: Selection meeting will be held at Bonn in May. In each selection round, the best applicants will be selected for a fellowship. Approval or rejection of an application is always related to the qualifications of the other applicants. Thus, it is usually impossible to provide detailed reasons for a rejection. The Humboldt Foundation does however offer all rejected interview candidates individual feedback.
Online Application: Applications must be completed online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th September 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/german-chancellor-fellowships-tomorrows-leaders-germany/2013/08/16/
HAZEL D. COLE POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN JEWISH
STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the
University of Washington welcomes applications
for the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies
for academic year 2015-2016. The Fellowship may
be used as a dissertation research/writing
fellowship or for post-doctoral studies (Ph.D.
received within last three years) in any field of
Jewish Studies. Candidates who have experience
and interest in integrating digital technology into
the classroom, Jewish arts and culture, and/or
community-engaged scholarship are especially
encouraged to apply and to note such experience
in their applications. The Hazel D. Cole fellow
must agree to be in residence at the University
of Washington for the tenure of their fellowship,
and is expected to offer one public lecture and one
undergraduate course during the 2015-16
academic year. The Fellowship includes a stipend
of $50,000 plus benefits for the academic year.
Candidates from all American and foreign
universities are welcome.
Read more: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49138
ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, 2015
Applications are invited for Israeli Government Scholarships available for foreign students in Israel. First priority will be given to candidates applying for a post doctorate program and to research students and second priority will be given to PhD Students and to MA students. The applicant must hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement. Different types of scholarships are offered summer language courses (Ulpan) and one academic year or Research scholarships. Application should be submitted till November 30 each year.
Study Subject(s): These government scholarships are awarded to study any course offered by the Israel Universities (Scholarships will be granted only in universities and programs approved by the Ministry).
Course Level: First priority will be given to candidates applying for a post doctorate program and to research students. Second priority will be given to PhD Students and to MA students. Third priority will be given to candidates for overseas programs.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Israel
Scholarship can be taken at: Israel
-The applicant must hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.
-The applicant must be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35.
-Proof of English or Hebrew language knowledge.
-The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University that he/she applies to Scholarship will be approved only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec Province), China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey can apply for the scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Terms and conditions of the scholarship will change every year according to the yearly budget. The scholarship could be partial, or in rare cases full. Partial scholarship will include health insurance and tuition fees OR a monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only). Full scholarship will include tuition fees, a monthly allowance and basic health insurance. Accommodation, transportation and travel arrangements to and from Israel are the applicant’s responsibility. Scholarships will be granted only in universities and programs approved by the Ministry. Scholarships for Ulpan language studies will be granted in the Ulpan chosen by the Ministry only. First priority will be given to candidates applying for a post doctorate program and to research students. Second priority will be given to PhD Students and to MA students. Third priority will be given to candidates for overseas programs.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The scholarship could be partial, or in rare cases full. Scholarship is offered for partial 8 months only.
What does it cover? The scholarship could be partial, or in rare cases full.
-Partial scholarship will include health insurance and tuition fees OR a monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only).
-Full scholarship will include tuition fees, a monthly allowance and basic health insurance.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Final decision regarding the granting of a scholarship will be made around May each year. The embassy will notify the candidate of his/her acceptance to the scholarship program.
How to Apply: Applications should include:
-Completed application form
-Detailed letter describing the field the applicant intends to study in Israel, specifying the University he/she wishes to attend
-Copies of letters exchanged with Israeli universities or the Israeli supervisor (in the case of a research or post doctorate)
-Official original academic records (or notarized copies) of all relevant studies and test scores, diplomas attesting the completion of an academic degree, including a transcript of the student’s records
-At least two (2) letters of recommendation from lecturers/professors who taught the candidate
-Three (3) photographs
-Certificate of health
All of the above should be printed in English and submitted in three (3) copies to the Israeli embassy in the applicant’s country.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Date for the submission of application forms is different in each country but normally is no later than November 30. It is very advisable to contact your local Israeli embassy to verify the date for submitting applications and to receive more detailed information concerning the process of choosing the candidates for scholarship from your country.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/israeli-government-scholarships-for-international-students-israel/2012/04/19/
SOE GRADUATE ETHNOBIOLOGY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Scholarship / Financial aid: three funded graduate research fellowships
Date: 2015 intake
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Open to: graduate student members of SOE
The Executive Board of the Society of Ethnobiology is delighted to announce three new funded graduate research fellowships. We invite applications from graduate student members.
Ecological Knowledge Research Fellowship: $750, annual competition. Deadline, October 15. Applicants must be members of the Society and active students in a university graduate program in a field related to ethnobiology to be considered. This award is to support study of ethnobiology in traditional societies including folk foods, artisanship, wildlife knowledge, medicinal knowledge, craft-making, music, and related areas of ecological knowledge. Application requires a research proposal of 1500 words or less with a short, line-item budget, official university transcripts, a letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor, and, as appropriate, documentation of Institutional Review Board approval through their college or university. If awarded, the recipient must provide a short final research report to be published as a fellowship report on the Society of Ethnobiology website. The award will be announced by February 15. Applicants may only apply for one type of fellowship (Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous, or Urban) in a given year. Fellows may only receive the Ecological Knowledge Research Fellowship one time.
Indigenous Ethnobiologist Fellowship: $750, annual competition. Deadline, October 15. Applicants must be members of the Society and active students in a university graduate program in a field related to ethnobiology to be considered. This award is to support ethnobiological scholarship by indigenous investigators in areas such as folk foods, artisanship, environment and religion, wildlife knowledge, ethnomedicine, craft-making, music, and other areas of ethnobiology. Application requires a research proposal of 1500 words or less with a short, line-item budget, official university transcripts, a letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor, and, as appropriate, documentation of Institutional Review Board approval through their college or university. If awarded, the recipient must provide a short final research report to be published as a fellowship report on the Society of Ethnobiology website. The award will be announced by February 15. Applicants may only apply for one type of fellowship (Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous, or Urban) in a given year. Fellows may only receive the Indigenous Ethnobiologist Fellowship one time.
Urban Ethnobiology Fellowship: $750, annual competition. Deadline, October 15. Applicants must be members of the Society and active students in a university graduate program in a field related to ethnobiology to be considered. This award is to support study of ethnobiology in urban settings, such as research related to foods, urban-rural food interactions, urban wildlife, gardening, and related areas of urban culture–environment relationships. Application requires a research proposal of 1500 words or less with a short, line-item budget, official university transcripts, a letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor, and, as appropriate, documentation of Institutional Review Board approval through their college or university. If awarded, the recipient must provide a short final research report to be published as a fellowship report on the Society of Ethnobiology website. The award will be announced by February 15. Applicants may only apply for one type of fellowship (Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous, or Urban) in a given year. Fellows may only receive the Urban Ethnobiology Fellowship one time.
The SOE Graduate Research Fellowship Committee selects the Fellows. Please submit proposals to the Committee Chair, Dr. Steve Wolverton.
The Board is grateful to a generous anonymous donor for invigorating the Society of Ethnobiology through support for promising young ethnobiologists.
Read more: http://www.eastchance.com/anunt.asp?q=2155,us,sch&issue=20140828&utm_source=eastchanceMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140828
ГРАНТЫ ФОНДА СВЕРКЕРА ОСТРЕМА ДЛЯ СТАЖИРОВКИ В ШВЕЦИИ В 2015 ГОДУ
Стипендии учреждены для того, чтобы дать возможность молодым гражданам Российской Федерации в возрасте от 20 до 35 лет возможность познакомиться со шведскими достижениями в интересующей их сфере:
Кандидаты на получение стипендии должны иметь высшее образование или учиться в университете.
По замыслу Фонда, стипендиаты, завязывая контакты со шведскими организациями и людьми, знакомятся со знаниями и опытом, которые будут полезны для их карьеры в России. Также очень важно, чтобы они приобрели в Швеции друзей, с которыми будут поддерживать контакты и после возвращения из Швеции.
По окончании стажировки стипендиаты обязаны предоставить отчет о своем пребывании в Швеции.
На 2015 год объявлены две или более стипендии продолжительностью три месяца каждая. Студенты, исследователи и молодые специалисты (в возрасте до 35 лет) могут подать заявку на получение стипендии и представить план учебы/исследований или практики в Швеции. Учеба/исследования или практика должны начаться в 2015 году.
Последний срок подачи заявки 15 ноября 2014.
Заявка на английском языке в оригинале должна быть получена Посольством Швеции в Москве (Анна Фоменкова, Посольство Швеции в РФ, ул. Мосфильмовская 60, Москва) для передачи в Фонд не позднее 15 ноября 2014 г.
В комплект необходимых документов входят:
предварительный план обучения/исследования (макс. 1 стр.)
биографии/CV (макс. 2 стр.)
мотивация (макс. 200 слов)
Заявка должна быть также направлена в электронном виде на адрес:firstname.lastname@example.org. Уведомление о получении стипендии будет направлено кандидатам до конца декабря.
Read more: http://www.rsci.ru/grants/grant_news/302/236777.php
CONFERENCES, SUMMER SCHOOLS / КОНФЕРЕНЦИИ, ЛЕТНИЕ ШКОЛЫ
CALL FOR PAPERS
Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Young Researchers Conference: Writing the Past/Righting Memory
May 31-June 3, 2015
This conference will focus on the region of Russia, Eastern Europe
Eurasia and will include discussion on memory and history, remembering
and forgetting, commemoration, institutionalization and marketing of
memory in the context of various social and political processes such as
migration and lustration, and comprise genres from memoirs to laws to
investigative journalism to textbooks, film, and novels. The conference
feature two keynote speakers, Grigorii Chkhartishvili and Alexander
and will be organized by panels suggested and put together by the
Havighurst Center Faculty. When submitting an abstract please specify
which panel you would like to be a part of and then submit your resume
and abstract to the appropriate e-mail address indicated below.
Proposals are requested from young scholars who have already completed
their dissertation research (ABD) or have defended their dissertation
within the last three years. This will be an intensive 3-day working
conference (May 31-June 3, 2015), during which each of the selected
will be critiqued by the other participants, including all invited
keynote speakers, and a team of discussants made up of Miami University
faculty. Papers will be circulated in advance, and participants are
to be prepared to discuss other participants’ papers. The language of
conference will be English.
The conference will be held in Cuma (ancient Cumae), Italy, which is
located on the Bay of Naples, one hour drive from Naples, and hour and
a half from Capri. The train ride from Rome’s Termini train station is
1-1/2 hours. The Havighurst Center will provide all meals and 3 nights
(shared room) at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma. Participants will be
responsible for all travel to and from the Villa.
To be considered for the conference, submit an abstract to the
panel organizer by October 1, 2014. Please type "2015 Young Researchers
Conference" as the subject of the email. Selected papers will be
by December 1, 2014. If selected, participants must submit completed
papers for circulation to other conference participants by April 15,
New Histories for New Times. The collapse of communist systems in
Central and Eastern Europe has led to the production of new historical
narratives for the new nation-states of the region. In Russia, the
that have emerged have ranged from the tendentious (the controversial
textbook by A. V. Filippov that described Stalin as an efficient manager
had to resort to extreme measures to preserve the state) to the more
genuine (Boris Akunin's History of the Russian State, which aimed to be
more "impartial and objective" in its approaches). How have writers,
scholars, and professional historians captured the past in their works
since 1991? How have new histories attempted to narrate the more
recent, and more controversial, pasts? What forms have these histories
taken (textbooks, web sites, graphic novels, etc.)? These are some of
questions this panel will tackle. When applying for this panel, please
submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to Stephen
Norris at: email@example.com.
The Condition We Call Exile. The title of this panel, borrowed from
Brodsky’s essay, will focus on the writings of Russian emigration in the
century. Vladimir Nabokov famously wrote: “Isn’t it necessary once and
all to refuse any longing for the fatherland, any fatherland, exceptskin
of the soles, lives in the eyes, in the blood, providing depth and
the background of every hope?” The panel will address narratives of
and nostalgia, both in prose and poetry. Papers will address but not be
limited to the following questions: how does the narrative of exile
from one wave of Russian emigration to the next? Is the conventional
perception of nostalgia applicable to the Russian treatment of exile?
do the changes in political landscape affect exilic narratives? When
for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract(no more than 300
words) to Zara M. Torlone at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victims and Aggressors: Russia and its Neighbors in Contemporary
Since 1991 literature has responded to and exacerbated the vexed
relationship between post-Soviet identity and the messianic role
Russian culture ascribes to the written word. Edith Clowes argues
that writing reflects and intensifies debates over the fate of the
world’s largest country, a fate manifest in geographical terms (loss
of certain territories, annexation of others) and how these appear
in writing. This panel invites papers related to Russian literature
(prose, poetry, drama, memoirs, online writing, etc.) after the
Soviet Union, as well as papers dealing with literatures of the
former USSR. Papers focusing on how Eastern European literature
envisions Russia are also welcome. When applying for this panel,
please submit your resume and abstract(no more than 300 words)
to Ben Sutcliffe at: email@example.com.
Remembering Communism. In the 1990s and 2000s a new generation
of authors with a particular background began to emerge: those who
were born during the later stages of communism but began to write
only after its collapse. This panel takes a closer look at the works of
these writers. Around what topics, experiences and protagonists do
such works revolve? How are the authors’ explorations of issues
related to childhood and adolescence related to the effort understand
how “the old system” worked? In what ways are experiences of power
and reflections on the tangled relationship between politics and art
feature in the mnemonic narratives they offer? When applying for this
panel, please submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300
words) to Venelin Ganev at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affective Histories. This panel invites papers, which focus on
interconnections between emotions, memory, or history. Various
studies have shown that emotions are not substances to be
discovered in our blood, they are not simply properties of persons,
but social practices organized by stories we both enact and tell
(Rosaldo 1984). Emotions are cognitive constructions, interpretations,
embodied thoughts, thoughts seeped with the apprehension that
‘I am involved’ (Rosaldo 1984:143). What kind of emotions inhabit
people’s memories? How do these memories express political
belonging and citizenship? How do they project moral imperatives,
desires, and visions of the future? How memories are embedded in
material lives and experience? How do memories become a source for
historical narratives or a form of resistance? What is the place of
suffering in memory and history? This panel will explore themes which
include remembering and commemoration; personal litanies and
memory, suffering and nostalgia; and affective management of history
by the state among others. When applying for this panel, please
submit your resume and abstract (no more than 300 words) to
Neringa Klumbytė at: email@example.com.
Holy Russia’s Unpredictable Past. In the past century, the Russian
Orthodox Church went from being the dominant religious institution
of the Russian Empire, to an chaotic attempt at a “free church in a
free state” after the February Revolution, to being the subject of
intense persecution for more than two decades after the Bolshevik
Revolution, to being subject to strict state contperiod. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was perhaps
again an attempt to create a “free church in a free state” during the
Yeltsin years to once again something like the dominant religious
institution in Putin’s Russia. How is the twentieth century remembered
by the Russian Orthodox Church today? The Church has promoted the
memory of those persecuted by the Soviets through its canonization
of new martyrs and establishment of memorial sites to victims of the
terror. Yet as official discourse under Putin about the Soviet period
becomes more sanitized and positive, and the Church has grown
increasingly close to the state, has the Church’s discourse about
Soviet persecutions changed? Are there other ways in which the
Church’s views of the Imperial, “democratic,” or Soviet past shifted
in the past two decades? What are the differences in the discourse
between the higher levels of the Moscow Patriarchate and those of
other levels of the Church, be they scholarly or popular? When
applying for this panel, please submit your resume and abstract
(no more than 300 words) to Scott Kenworthy at:
22ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EUROPEANISTS - CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures
Paris, France • July 8-10, 2015
Organized by the Council for European Studies
to be held at Sciences Po, Paris
Call for Proposals
In many historical moments, Europe’s futures have seemed not simply open and uncertain, but replete with contradiction. Similarly, in contemporary Europe, the responses of both ordinary Europeans and the continent’s collective institutions to the challenges posed by crisis again constitute a series of contradictions—many of which reiterate large questions from Europe’s past, while also affecting the ability of social forces to imagine possible futures.
Today, Europe is a space within which the principle of social solidarity appears firmly rooted, yet also one in which the politics of austerity threaten to erode welfare state commitments. It is a context in which supra-national institutions and transnational social connections have progressed far, but also the scene of substantial efforts to reassert nationalism. It is a setting in which many are disenchanted with mainstream politics, yet also challenged by the possible growth of new movements. These and other tensions manifest themselves in individual lives, social relations, institutions, and collective projects.
Thus, for its 2015 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers that examine such opposing tendencies and, facing forward, consider the many potential futures emerging from the European crisis. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. Although it is not mandatory that papers be related to the conference theme, papers that do so are especially welcome. The Committee will accept only two submissions per person as attendees may only present in a maximum of two sessions.
We strongly encourage participants to submit their proposals as part of an organized panel. Full panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process by the Program Committee. Participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the growing number of CES Research Networks.
Proposals may be submitted from August 18 to October 10, 2014. Participants will be notified of the Committee’s decisions by December 18, 2014. Information on how to submit will be posted on the Council's website and disseminated through its newsletter. To subscribe to the CES newsletter, join the CES mailing list today.
Read more: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/2015-ces-conference/call-for-proposals