Listserv 1:2 (2008)
- THE RUSSIAN NATIONALISM LISTSERV
A Monthly Newsletter of Opportunities & Events
Vol. 1, No. 2(2), 6 August 2008
Compilers: Parikrama Gupta & Andreas Umland
C O N T E N T S
I CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
- Beyond the Racial State, Bloomington 22.-25.10.09 (15.9.)
- World War II and Ukrainian Memory, Kyiv 3.-6.9.09 (15.10.)
- Freedom and Democracy, Slovenia 4.-6.12.08 (1.9.)
- Migration in Europe, Southampton 1.-3.4.09 (1.9.)
- Imperialisms: New and Old, Ontario 15.11.08 (5.9.)
- Revisiting Modernity, Berkeley 22.10.09 (15.9.)
- Balkanization of Europe, Craiova 26.-29.11.08 (15.9.)
- Representing the Past, Oslo 15.7.09 (15.9.)
Theorizing Revolution, Boston 26.2.-1.3.09 (15.9.)
- Anti-Semitism, Pilsen 6.11.08 (20.9.)
- Maps, Myths and Narratives, Copenhagen 12.-17.7.09 (1.10.)
- Historical Use of Images, Brussels 11.3.09 (25.10.)
- Nationalism and Globalization, London 31.3.-2.4.09 (1.11.)
- Democracy and Democratization, Connecticut 27.-28.2.09 (15.11.)
II PUBLICATION PROJECTS
- Conflicts of Mobility (special issue of "subjectivity") 30.9.08
- Popular Culture & Socialism(s) 15.10.08
- Alexander Pushkin (special issue of "Ulbandus") 31.10.08
III UPCOMING EVENTS
- Famine and Mass Violence, Ohio 7.-9.9.08
IV JOBS AND FUNDING
- Junior Faculty Program, SOE/US 31.8.08
- DAAD/AICGS Fellowship Program, Germany/US 31.8.08
- Tenure-Track position Race & Politics, Chicago 15.9.08
- Ass. Prof. Ottoman/Turkish History, Northwestern 1.10.08
Ass. Prof. Central European/German History, Pittsburgh 14.10.08
- MA Myth, Literature & the Unconscious, Essex 31.8.08
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I CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
"Beyond the Racial State"
A conference organized in cooperation with the German Historical
Institute Washington DC, to take place on 22-25 October 2009, at
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Devin Pendas, Boston College (pendas@...)
Mark Roseman, Indiana University (marrosem@...)
Richard Wetzell, German Historical Institute, Washington DC
Over the last fifteen to twenty years, an increasingly rich and
diverse scholarship has identified the importance of racial thought
in shaping the policy and practice of the Third Reich. Historians of
diverse forms of social policy have emphasized the degree to which
racial conceptions and categories came to complement or supplant
existing norms and models. The attention devoted to racial categories
has also opened up awareness of different kinds of victims, most
notably the mentally and physically handicapped and those whose
allegedly "asocial" behavior the Nazis ascribed to innate weaknesses
that threatened to undermine the Aryan race. Historians' recognition
of the discursive power and administrative reach of racial
hierarchies has led them also to think about racial categories in the
popular imagination, and to demonstrate ways in which the attitudes
and outlook of ordinary Germans be it as reproducers of healthy
German babies, as foremen over racially inferior conscript workers or
as perpetrators of Nazi violence responded to and were refashioned
by Nazi policy and propaganda.
Whilst the fruits of this approach have been significant, the
dissemination of the notion of race has begun to be problematic, and
to obscure the nature of the Third Reich as much as it illuminates
it. The "racial state" paradigm risks reifying an epistemological
category while losing sight of the instrumental and strategic
function of much racial discourse. It suggests a cohesion and
consistency to racial thought that was absent even on core questions.
It blurs the distinction between specifically racial thinking and
broader traditions of empire and nation-building that retained their
force and acquired merely a racial discursive gloss. Nazi social
policy sought to
address general problems of social organization and class
relationships that were being faced by other modern capitalist
economies in this same period. Recent challenges to Foucauldian
notions of biopolitics in work on the welfare state in the
Kaiserreich and the Weimar Republic are also challenging some of the
claims of intellectual continuity that analyses of Nazi racial policy
have relied on.
Similarly, the emphasis on the racial state has a hard time
connecting with what happened after 1945. The speed with which a
whole body of racial ideas was discarded makes little sense if we
really believe that a consistent and uncontested ideology was
sincerely applied and implemented across the board in the 1930s and
1940s. Above all, there is a risk that the notion of the "racial
state" paints a portrait of the Third Reich that is too coherent,
homogenous and intellectually driven to be fully persuasive.
In short, it is time to revisit the notion of the racial state and to
identify the limits of its explanatory power as a model for analyzing
state policy, as a description of the Nazi intellectual universe, and
as a way of describing the outlook and interrelationships of
different social groups.
This conference will bring together established scholars from the
United States, Germany and elsewhere with younger researchers in the
field. Whilst the final outline will depend on the applications
received, provisional section headings include:
* Race, ethnicity and nation in early 20th Century Europe
* Social policy and biopolitics from the Kaiserreich to the Third
Reich: continuity and change
* Racial theory and racial policy: Jews + Mischlinge
* Racial theory and racial policy: crime and deviance
* Gender, race and class
* Racial ideas and practices of violence
* Race, Volk or nation?
* The strange death of race after 1945
The organizers hope to cover travel and lodging for all participants.
It is expected that an edited collection will follow the conference,
which will not be a conference proceedings, but take as its starting
point a selection of the papers. The organizers plan to work with the
authors to produce a distinctive and coherent collection.
Please send a proposed paper title, an abstract (max 250 words/ 1
page) and a short (max. 2-page) CV by email to the three organizers
listed above. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any
Deadline: Please submit your proposal by 15 September 2008.
World War II and the (Re)Creation of Historical Memory in
September 3-6, 2009, Kyiv, Ukraine
CALL FOR PAPERS
During the post-World War II period, the narrative created by the
Soviet Union from the events of the war played a significant role in
the construction of an ideology of Soviet unity in the struggle
against and victory over Fascism and in the creation of a new Soviet
society. A highly-politicized mythology of loyalty and unity amongst
all Soviet peoples during the great struggle was propagated through
the establishment of state holidays, celebrations and rituals, film
and literature, public monuments and public education that emphasized
In the process, alternate memories and interpretations of Ukrainians'
relationship to the Soviet state and its policies were forbidden or
forcibly suppressed. Since independence in 1991,
Ukraine and scholars of Ukrainian history have only slowly begun to
address the formulation of a new national identity and the evaluation
of the ideology and mythology created in the Soviet era. Events such
as the genocidal famine of 1932-33, forced collectivization, the
Holocaust, and Stalinist persecutions remained hidden deep within the
collective memory of most Ukrainians. Among the least studied topics
to date has been the role played by Ukraine and Ukrainians during
World War II in the context of the Soviet Union and of Europe in
The conference "World War II and the (Re)Creation of Historical
Memory in Contemporary Ukraine," will address these crucial issues of
Ukrainian and European history through the lens of the Ukrainian
experience of World War II; the subsequent mythologizing of the war
and Ukraine's role in it by Soviet authorities; and the politics of
collective memory in contemporary, independent Ukraine.
Scholars are invited to advance the broader international dialog of
Ukrainian historical memory and national identity. Papers will be
welcomed on topics that include (but are not limited to):
* philosophy, theory, and politics of historical memory;
* the creation of historical memory in Soviet and contemporary
* public commemoration of the war;
* public education about the war and Ukraine's role in it;
* representation of the war and its memory in art, film, and
* and contemporary issues surrounding the politics of historical
memory of World War II and national identity in Ukraine.
15 October 2008: Abstracts of 300-500 words and queries should be
sent by e-mail to the organizers at historical_memory@...
1 January 2009: Speakers will be notified of their acceptance.
15 June 2009: Final drafts of papers are due for distribution to
session chairs, participants, and commentators.
Conference proceedings will be published following the conference.
Ø Fulbright Program in Ukraine
Ø The Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for
Ø Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U. S. Department
Ø I. F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnonational Studies,
Ø Ukrainian Institute of National Memory,
Ø Institute of History of Ukraine, NASU
Ø Krytyka, Kyiv, Ukraine
Ø Goethe Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
Ø Jean Monnet Chair/ Institute of European Studies and
Ø Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Ø Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam,
For more information see
The First International Conference "Freedom and
Democracy: European Perceptions, European Perspectives"/ "Freiheit
und Demokratie: europäische Perzeptionen, europäische Perspektiven"
4-6 December 2008, Faculty of Humanities, Koper, University of
CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstract submission deadline: 1 September 2008. All abstracts will be
published in a Book of Abstracts. The Book of Abstracts will be
available at the conference. Please send abstracts of no more than
150 words to: tomaz.grusovnik@...
Organizers: Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities Koper
Primorska, Slovenia), Department of Politics and International
Relations, School of Humanities (Swansea University, UK), Seminar für
Philosophie, Philosophische fakultät (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-
Sponsors: Thyssen-Stiftung (Germany) and Slovenian Research Agency
Sections: political philosophy, philosophy od law, political and
social ethics, political science,
The program committee welcomes original contributions on the
* Hermeneutics of freedom and democracy in modern Europe
* Treaties of the European Union: political and philosophical aspects
* EU institutions (courts, parliaments, executives,
bureaucracies) and the understandings of freedom, responsibility
and/or democracy in their respective contexts
* Eastern Europe (1989-91) and political philosophy
* Southeast Europe, Turkey and the European Union
* A European ethos and the concept of European civil society
* Social solidarity, integration and conceptions of European
* The European Union as a liberal legal order
* Freedom, justice, democracy and capitalism(s) in Europe
* Migration, borders and the new territories of multiculturalism:
political, legal and social aspects
* Comparative issues (for example, the EU and the USA)
Other topics falling under the conference's remit will be considered.
Student session: graduate and postgraduate students are invited to
register for the conference with a 10-minute presentation on a
selected topics. Selected contributions from postgraduate students
will be integrated into the senior sessions.
International Program Committee:
Dr. Sahin Alpay, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Bahçesehir
Dr. Samir Arnautović, Prof. of Philosophy, Dept. of Philosophy and
Sociology, Faculty of
Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Mark Evans, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Swansea University, UK
Dr. Edvard Kovač, Prof. of Ethics and Philosophical Anthropology,
Faculté de Philosophie, Institut Catholique de Toulouse, France
Dr. Lenart kof, Research Associate at the Science and Research
Centre of Koper and Assist. Prof. of Philosophy, Faculty of
Humanities, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Dr. Mirko Wischke, Fellow at the Research Institute of Philosophy
Hannover and Assist.
Prof. of Political Philosophy, Martin-Luther-University Halle-
Faculty of Humanities Koper website: www.fhs.upr.si
Conference languages: English and German
Registration: please register by emailing tomaz.grusovnik@...,
giving your full name, contact address, institutional affiliation,
academic position, e-mail and telephone, title of your presentation,
abstract (see below).
Registration fee: free
Conference location: Faculty of Humanities Koper (University of
Primorska, Koper, Slovenia). The University is located in the city
centre of Koper, 50 minutes from Ljubljana and 20 minutes from
Conference papers: papers should be suitable for a 15-minute
presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings. Papers will be published in Fall 2009 in a special
volume of journal Poligrafi International Edition (ISSN 1318-8828).
For journal information see: http://poligrafi.nova-revija.si.
Accommodation: for hotel reservation information, please contact
Toma Gruovnik at
tomaz.grusovnik@.... For information about hotels in Koper,
follow the links:
Hotel Vodiek: http://www.hotel-vodisek.com/
Hotel Koper and Hotel usterna: http://www.terme-
For more information about the conference, please contact Lenart kof
at lenart.skof@... or Toma Gruovnik at
An international conference: Coming home? Conflict and
return migration in twentieth-century Europe
1-3 April 2009
Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages, University of
Southampton, and supported by the AHRC.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The question of return has long been thought to be central to an
exilic discourse and yet relatively little is known about how return
migration is actually experienced and subsequently remembered by
exiles and also by migrants more widely. In order to mark the 70th
Anniversary of the 'official' end of the Spanish Civil War and the
start of the Second World War, events which led to the mass
displacement of refugees, this conference seeks contributions for
papers on the broad theme of conflict and return migration in
We welcome individual papers or panels in English that focus on any
exile, refuge or migrant return episode that has Europe as its point
of arrival or departure. We are particularly interested in addressing
the experiences, memories and conceptual issues of return in relation
to the following questions:
What were the motivations for returning? How did institutions,
political and social networks influence return? How was return
organised? What strategies did migrants adopt to deal with the
impossibility of return?
How were migrants received, perceived and represented by the
authorities and communities upon their return?
To what extent were attitudes and post-return daily practices (e.g.
rituals, cultural practices, language etc.) influenced by the
experience of migration? In what ways, if at all, did migrants
re-construct questions of home and homeland upon their return?
How does return relate to the wider migratory process? To what extent
does return signify the end of exile, diaspora, and the closure of
the migration cycle?
How has return been remembered at an individual and group level? Does
this vary between different categories of migrants?
How has return been represented in literature, art and film? What are
the epistemological and ontological implications of these
representations? Does an adequate representation or performance of
Alicia Alted Vigil, Professor of History, UNED, Madrid
Geneviève Dreyfus-Armand, Historian and Director of the BDIC, Paris
Franziska Meyer, Associate Professor of German Studies, University of
Organised with The Exilio Network: Research into Refugees and other
Migrations, which is supported by the AHRC, and Outcast Europe.
Submitting a proposal
A selection of papers will be considered for publication after the
conference. Please send abstracts (250 words) before 1 September 2008
Dr. Alicia Pozo Gutiérrez (apg@.... uk)
Dr Scott Soo (ssoo@...)
Imperialisms: New and Old
The Fifteenth Annual Tri-University History Conference will be held
at the Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) on 15
November 2008. We welcome proposals for individual papers and
complete panels from graduate students and established scholars in
all fields and especially from those examining aspects of
imperialism, colonialism, decolonization, post-colonialism; power,
opposition and dissonance in the relationship of regional, national
and supra-national communities; cultural imperialism and
The Tri-University Graduate History Program
(http://www.triuhistory.ca), one of Canada's largest and most
comprehensive history programs, unites graduate faculty and students
at the University of Guelph, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid
The deadline for abstract submissions: 5 September 2008
Please send paper abstracts (not to exceed 250 words) and queries to
Dr. Susan Neylan, History Department, Wilfrid Laurier University,
Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3C5 (sneylan@...)
Dr. Susan Neylan
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave W.
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Visit the website at http://www.triuhistory.ca/?p=517
Revisiting Modernity a conversation across disciplines
The stakes of understanding modernity have never been higher. A
phenomenon of global proportions, modernity no longer poses problems
and questions to a few Western nations. Modernity's dangers are
spreading just as rapidly as its benefits. As the global imperatives
to understand modernity increase in urgency, the theoretical
resources to which the humanities have access seem to diminish in
proportion. We say we no longer believe in the meta-narratives we
once used to explain how modernity happens and yet we have no
We may never have been modern but the increasing differentiation of
the epistemological systems we draw on to think about what it means
to be modern certainly have been. Perhaps, too modern. The resulting
disciplines, both in the humanities and the sciences, have
distinguished and developed methodologies to understand modernity
with increasing finesse. But despite the successes that these
independent knowledge systems have achieved, each is fraught with a
serious, internal defect. As research has progressed in each
individual discipline, the ability to communicate across disciplines
has become all the more problematic and elusive. Modernity is too
rich to be described, much less explained, in a single language.
Isolated disciplines end up distorting human realities by reducing
them to a particular language.
Perhaps the simple act of talking across disciplines will open up
some possibilities. To this end, we propose a conference designed to
introduce isolated disciplinary concepts, theories and methods to
each other through empirical illustrations of them. The goal will be
to make our disciplinary observations mutually comprehensible in a
way that expands our understanding of the processes of modernity. The
conference will provide a forum to present current, empirically
grounded, research on any topic that has conceptual, theoretical or
methodological implications for how we understand modernity. We would
be pleased to receive submissions from scholars of history,
anthropology, sociology, literary criticism, economics and political
science. The organizers will work to establish panels in which
participants from different fields can seek common ground.
Please email a short bio, including your discipline, with contact
information and an abstract (200 words or less) of your proposal to:
pennyismay@... by 15 SEPTEMBER 2008, VICE 2009.
University of California, Berkeley
The Third International Conference in Ethnology and
Dates: 26-29 November 2008
It is our great pleasure to let you know that, from 26 to 29 of
November 2008, the Third International Conference in Ethnology and
Anthropology "Anthropo-East: The Europeanization of Balkans The
Balkanization of Europe" will take place in Craiova, Romania.
Organized by the Museum of Oltenia the Department of Ethnography,
the University of Craiova and the Centre for Studies in Folk life and
Traditional Culture of the County of Dolj, with the support of the
County of Dolj Council, our conference's aim is to create a debate
framework for academics both from Romania and from abroad, who are
concerned with the (re)defining of the epistemological limits of the
research field each of them cover.
Several themes should be taken into consideration:
I. (Multi)Cultural Europe: Rhetoric and Practice of Diversity
Migrations and the Construction of Ethnic Groups in the New Europe
Rituals, Narratives, Discourses and Material Culture
Negotiating Identity in the New Europe
Interpreting Religious Diversity: Conversion, Syncretism and
II. A New Europe A New Anthropology?
"My Home, Your Country, Our Museum": Migration Flow and Museums
Poetics and Politics in the New Anthropology
Without having any intention to cover the entire problems of the
anthropological research in South-Eastern Europe, the conference we
organise is intended to be only a simple X-raying of the discipline
as it looks like at the beginning of the century.
Papers will be given in English and are not to exceed 20 minutes of
In order to improve communication, we are going to edit and publish
the volume of the conference in Symposia. Studies in Ethnology and
Anthropology, Issue No.1/2008 in advance, so that each participant
will have it in their conference portfolio. This is why the papers to
be presented during the conference (the in-extenso copy), should be
submitted to our editorial board by 15 September 2008.
Submitters should send the papers to the publisher at the following
Mihai Fifor, general manager
Lavinia Coaje, project coordinator
Museum of Oltenia
8 Popa Sapca Street, 200422 Craiova
Tel: 0040 251 411906
Fax: 0040 251 419435
E-mail: muzeulolteniei@ yahoo.com
Papers should be original and should not be under consideration
elsewhere. Articles should not exceed 15 pages. On a different sheet
of paper you are to write the author's name and academic affiliation
and also the title of the paper. All contributions should be clearly
typed or printed on one side of an A4 paper or American Quarto, one
and a half spaced and with wide margins throughout (including
footnotes and bibliographical references). Footnotes should be kept
at a minimum. Essential notes should be presented in a typed list at
the end of the article, one and a half space.
Bibliographical references should be given in parentheses in a
standard author-date form in the body of the text: (Thomas 1991:
A complete list of references cited, arranged alphabetically by
author's surname, should be typed at the end of the article:
Thomas, K. 1991. Religion and the Decline of Magic. London: Penguin
Declich, F. 2000. 'Sufi experience in rural Somalia. A focus on
women', Social Anthropology 8, 3: 295-318.
Lash, S. and Friedman, J. (eds.) 1996. Modernity and Identity.
Quotations: Single inverted commas should be used except for
quotations within quotations, which should have double inverted
commas. Quotations of more than 60 words should be set off from the
text with an extra line of spacing above and below, and typed without
Spelling: British English (not American English) spelling should be
used in English articles except in quoted matter which should follow
the original. Use -ise not -ize word endings.
Participation expenses: All the expenses, excepting the travel costs
from your country to Bucharest and from Bucharest back home, will be
covered by the organisers.
Therefore, we would kindly invite you to take part in our conference,
your presence being a real guaranty for our reunion success.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Prof. Dr. Mihai Fifor
Researcher & Manager of the Museum of Oltenia
8 Popa Sapca Street, 200422 Craiova, Romania
Tel: +40 251 411906
Fax: +40 251 419435
E-mail: mihai_fifor@ yahoo.com
17 July 2009
University of Luxembourg, the Center for Studies of Holocaust and
Religious Minorities (Oslo), Netherlands Institute for War
Documentation (NIOD, Amsterdam),
Deadline: 15 September 2008
There has been a growing awareness of ongoing processes of
globalization, economic as well as cultural, over the last years. The
increasing interrelatedness of social relations and cultural
expressions and practices appears to have led to a blurring of
traditional identities, values and orientations. Since these
processes may be experienced as frightening and alienating, there
have been serious counter-reactions to and rejections of them. The
local seems to play an ambivalent role within these ongoing struggles
for "rooted" identities, as it is connected to direct geographic
experiences. However, the meaning and functions of the local are
undergoing dramatic changes in the process of globalization. Local
memories can represent the attempt to repel the threats of structural
changes caused by anonymous agents. The local can be figured as a
guarantee for social, normative and existential reassurance. But
local memories can also be a mediator, which gives access to changing
perceptions of the wider world order as well as to discourses of
global change and their universalistic interpretations.
This conference will discuss how cultural practices of representing
and interpreting the past are being reshaped by interrelated
processes of globalization, de/re-nationalization and localization in
the long term. It will seek to address historical (dis)continuities
concerning the connection of local memory cultures and global world
orders throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
The relation between the local and the global still awaits further
theoretical investigation: what is "the local" or the "locality"?
Likewise, the "global" is very much a container term: what exactly is
it that confronts the "local"?
Researchers from all disciplines are invited to participate: women
and gender studies, museum studies, media and cultural studies,
political sciences, philosophy, sociology, geography and history.
Presentations of concrete case studies (especially from Norway, the
Luxembourg) are welcome, as are more theoretical approaches of
cultures of remembrance caught between the local and the global.
The conference will be held at the University of Luxembourg, the
travel expends of accepted speakers will be covered.
Please send proposals of up to 250 words for 20 minute duration
papers to sonja.kmec@...
Accepted formats are Word and PDF. Please include also the following
information: name, affiliation, contact details, and technical
Abstract submission deadline is 15th of September 2008. Paper
acceptance notification will be sent out by 1 October 2008.
Claudia Lenz, senior researcher at the Center for Studies of
Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo, Norway
Madelon de Keizer, senior researcher at the Netherlands Institute for
War Documentation (NIOD)
Sonja Kmec, assistant-researcher at the University of Luxembourg,
Research Unit IPSE (Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces),
Theorizing Revolution: Radical Culture in the Contemporary
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
26 February-1 March 2009, Hyatt Regency Boston, Massachusetts
Deadline: 15 September 2008
Stemming from what can be understood as an absence of and apathy
toward revolutionary politics in post-modernity, many theorists have
argued that the committed artist is no longer able to generate
politically conscious works without being attacked for touting
propaganda for a leftist agenda or for being accused of what George
Caffentzis calls revolutionary "wishful thinking." Indeed,
contemporary Marxist critics like Fredric Jameson have questioned the
possibility of creating works which might overcome "A fundamental
structural and ideological limit on our Utopian imagination" and
could restructure the global project of radical culture while moving
beyond the conciliation of postmodernist ennui.
Considering the above characterization, this panel will focus on the
enduring necessity of historical materialism in literary and cultural
criticism and the possibility of rethinking collective responses to
the "new" imperialism, globalization, and neoliberal hegemony. More
than a simple inquiry into the particular responses to these issues
by contemporary authors, this panel invites theoretical examinations
of wide- ranging movements that have moved beyond the nihilism and
localization of postmodernism with the objective of confronting late
capitalism and "ensconced" ruling-class ideologies. Some of the
fundamental questions this panel intends to ask are: What does it
mean to be a "committed artist" in the contemporary period? How are
global aesthetic and political movements attempting to move beyond
the "flexibility" of post modernity and the reification of collective
organizing? What components of the "classical" period of literary
radicalism can be incorporated into revolutionary aesthetics and
politics for the 21st century, as found in the proletarian literary
collectives of the 1930's and 1960's?
Send submissions (word attachments) and/or inquiries to John
Queens College, New York
The International Conference on Anti-Semitism
Centre of Middle Eastern Studies Faculty of Philosophy and Arts,
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
The Centre of Middle Eastern Studies is taking the International
Conference on Anti-Semitism on 6 November 2008. The threat of anti-
Semitism is increasingly growing in contemporary world, so it is
calling for attention not only of politicians. The subject deserves
scientific and academic scrutiny. The Conference is not only focused
on contemporary anti-Semitism, but it wants to present its historical
origins and development.
The Conference will be held in English but Czech language is
acceptable too. Historians, anthropologists, religionists,
theologians, political scientists and other researchers are welcome
to make their contribution to the Conference. The interdisciplinary
character of the Conference also implies that the choice of the topic
is completely up to the participants. The papers must be written in
English and will be published in a Bulletin.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Pilsen.
Mgr. Vera Tydlitatova, Th.D.
Mgr. Karel Hrdlicka
Dr. et Mgr. Alena Hanzova
Under the auspices of:
Prof. RNDr. Ivo Budil, Ph.D., DSc., Head of Department of
Anthropological and Historical Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy and
Mgr. Vera Tydlitatova, Th.D., Head of The Centre of Middle Eastern
Please send the title and abstract (about 250 words) of your paper by
20 September 2008 to the following address: alenahanzova@...
The papers are to be submitted by e-mail as an attachment. The paper
should be in doc-file and named after the author´s surname. The
length should be at maximum 35 000 characters including spaces. Pages
should be A4 size using Times New Roman font, size 12 for the body of
text and 14 for headers.
Language used for the papers is English.
Each paper must include the title, author´s name, institution,
address and e-mail address. The Papers must be sent to the e-mail
address mentioned above by 31 December 2008.
There are no Conference fees, but participants are expected to cover
their own accommodation and travel expenses.
Maps, Myths and Narratives: Cartography of the Far North
The 23rd International Conference on the History of Cartography, 12-
17 July 2009.
The Black Diamond, Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) is
the only scholarly conference solely dedicated to advancing knowledge
of the history of maps and mapmaking, regardless of geographical
region, language, period or topic. The conference promotes free and
unfettered global cooperation and collaboration among cartographic
scholars from any academic discipline, curators, collectors, dealers
and institutions through illustrated lectures,
presentations, exhibitions, and a social programme. Conferences are
held biennially and are administered by local organizers in
conjunction with Imago Mundi Ltd.
We CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS that propose or demonstrate new
concepts, patterns, conditions, techniques, relations and
interpretations. We also welcome contributions on newly discovered,
important maps or map types as well as examinations of regional
themes of wide interest. Contributions on a topic from specialists in
disciplines such as geodesy, tourism studies, linguistics, history of
science, art history, etc., are very welcome.
The ICHC 2009 focuses on the four main themes that are briefly
outlined below. However, contributions on any other aspect of the
history of cartography are very welcome.
* Cartography of the Arctic, North Atlantic and Scandinavian regions
* Cross-cultural cartographies
* Mapping mythical and imaginary places
* Maps and the written word
* and any other aspect of the history of cartography.
Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2008
More information and the full Call for Papers is available at
ICHC2009 co/ BDP Congress Service
PHONE: (45) 3345 4510
Visit the website at http://www.ichc2009.dk/
Conference on the Historical Use of Images
This international workshop addresses the importance, significance
and value of images for contemporary historical and archaeological
research and the study of cultural heritage (1880-1980), focusing
both on the positive insights that might be garnered from visual
material as well as on the possible difficulties. Photographs,
posters, drawings, comic book illustrations et cetera will be
examined on different levels: the author and his/her intentions, the
representation of a reality, the construction of identities, rights
and inequalities and the reception of images. The workshop aims at
debating and evaluating various methodological and theoretical
approaches to using images as historical sources and interpret the
images as valuable historical evidence that is equal to and
supplements other sources available to historians, archaeologists and
researchers in the field of cultural heritage.
The morning session consists of a master class, conducted by Dr. Anne
Cronin (Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster, UK), and a
lecture by Dr. Marga Altena (Working group Visual Culture) (under
reserve). In the afternoon, Dr. Kees Ribbens (historian, The
Netherlands Institute for War Documentation) will talk about his
experience in the field of popular culture and cultural heritage and
about how visual sources determine our vision of the past.
Thereafter, PhD and Master students and other researchers are invited
to present their research.
WE INVITE PAPER SUBMISSIONS on a range of topics related to the use
of images as historical evidence and encourage papers on the
* aspects of everyday life (e.g. housing)
* material culture and the cultural life of objects
* the impact of visual sources on our vision of the past
* cultural and representational issues (gender, ethnicity, sexuality,
* consumer culture
* methodological approaches to visual sources
* images as cultural heritage
The format is a 20 minute paper presentation followed by 10 minutes
of questions and discussion. PhD and Master students and other young
researchers are particularly encouraged to respond. The language of
communication is English.
A selection of the papers will be published (in English) in a special
issue of the Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire.
Deadlines for abstracts and papers
Interested students and researchers are expected to submit a short
curriculum and an abstract in English of approximately 300 words in
electronic form to: c-him@... by 20 October 2008. Submission
should include the author's name, affiliation, address, phone number
Successful applicants will be notified by 25 October 2008 and are
asked to submit a paper of approximately 6000 words in electronic
form to the same address by 4 March 2009.
Joeri Januarius and Nelleke Teughels (C-HIM)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels)
Visit the website at http://www.vub.ac.be/C-HIM
19th Annual ASEN Conference: "Nationalism and
31st March - 2nd April 2009, London School of Economics
The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) is
holding its 19th Annual Conference, entitled "Nationalism and
Globalization", Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 31st March - 2nd
April 2009, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Nationalism and globalization are complex phenomena generating
vigorous academic debates. Yet, there has been little sustained
theoretical and empirical consideration of their relationship, and no
framework devised capable of satisfactorily dealing with the
interactions between the two, especially as these change over time
and vary from place to place. Yet nationalism has both shaped, and
been shaped by globalization. This conference seeks to explore the
relationship between nationalism and globalization in its various
forms, primarily focusing on the impact of globalization on national
identity, national sovereignty, state-formation, and the ways in
which nationalism has shaped globalizing processes.
The conference will include keynote addresses from leading scholars
in the field, along with opportunities for scholars from various
disciplines to examine the relationship between nationalism and
globalization in a series of panel sessions.
Suggested themes include:
* Conflicting or complementary phenomena?
* Nationalism and global political conflict
* Global migration patterns and national identities
* Globalization and the emergence of new forms of nationalism
* The impact of globalization on national culture
* Nationalism versus supranationalism
The first day will explore the theoretical and historical
relationship between globalization, nationalism and national
The second day will examine current issues such as migration, arms
proliferation, financial crisis, multinational corporations and
global consumer culture and their impact on the nation-state and
The third day will focus on the interaction between globalization and
novel forms of nationalism and regional identities as well as
nationalist responses to supranationalism, including European
The conference will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach focusing on
historical, theoretical and contemporary aspects of the theme.
The 2009 Conference Committee is now CALLING FOR PAPERS to be
presented at the conference. The application is open to any
researcher who is interested in the study of nationalism. The
abstracts of the proposed papers should not exceed 500 words and are
expected by 1 November 2008.
Abstracts should make clear (a) the particular focus of the paper in
terms of evidence and method, (b) its discipline location, © its
relevance to the nationalism/globalization topic, and
(d) what specific theme/panel it would best fit into. Only abstracts
directly related to nationalism will be considered. The Committee
will notify applicants of its decisions by 30 November 2008. Please
see the ASEN website (www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/) for more
information and to submit your proposal.
Suggestions for panels and additional themes are also welcome. Papers
submitted to the conference will be considered for publication in a
special issue of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN). Please
note that ASEN cannot cover travel and accommodation costs.
Presenters are expected to register for the conference. Further
enquiries are welcome at arsen@....
Graduate Student Conference on "Democracy and
27-28 February 2009
Proposal Deadline: 15 November 2008
Location: Storrs, CT
The Political Science Department at the University of Connecticut
invites you to participate in the first annual Graduate Student
Conference on Democracy and Democratization to be held on 27-28
February, 2009. The conference aims at bringing together graduate
students from all sub-fields in Political Science, and other related
fields. Participants will have the chance to present their research
projects, exchange ideas and create a network of emerging democracy
scholars. A cash award will be attributed to the best paper. The
program will include a keynote address given by Sterling Professor of
Political Science and distinguished scholar Ian Shapiro. Presenters
will also be welcomed to join a dinner with Prof. Shapiro, faculty
and invited guests.
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:
* democracy and human rights
* political representation,
* global governance,
* electoral studies,
* political economy,
* environmental politics,
* international security,
* development, etc.
The conference will also feature a workshop on Democracy and Human
Rights led by University of Connecticut faculty.
Abstracts should be submitted, along with your contact information
(name, institutional affiliation, department, e-mail address), to
uconn.grad.conference@... by Saturday, 15 November, 2008.
Submissions must be 250 words or less and must be submitted as a
Microsoft Word document. Conference presentations will be
approximately 15 minutes. Notifications of acceptance will be sent
out by 20 December, 2008.
For more information, write to uconn.grad.conference@... or
visit our website at www.polisci.uconn.edu/people/graduate.html
II PUBLICATION PROJECTS
Conflicts of Mobility
Migration, Labour and Political Subjectivities
Special Issue of Subjectivity
Dr. Rutvica Andrijasevic & Dr. Bridget Anderson, University of Oxford
CALL FOR PAPERS
Migration has been and continues to be is a constituent force in the
production of the modern polity and citizenship. Dynamics of
migration exceed the pursuit of visibility and rights and urge us to
re-think the modernist dichotomies that still structure the
definition and concept of state sovereignty and the political forms
of belonging. Against the predominant trend to discuss migration in
the language of inclusion vs. exclusion; labour as a matter of waged
labour vs. slavery (free vs. forced labour); and migrants in terms of
victims vs. agents (or aliens vs. citizens), this special issue calls
for contributions that identify and investigate new forms of
subjectivity induced by contemporary forms of mobility and labour.
This issue will open new theoretical and methodological possibilities
by shifting the analysis of migration away from subjectivity as a
passive discursive construction towards migration as a site of
subjectivation understood in terms of a generative/affirmative
process of subject construction. This issue will therefore attempt to
theorize on how agency and subjectivity emerge from constraint and to
recognize the specificity of particular struggles articulated
across both symbolic and material terrains. The authors are invited
to address the importance of interrogating the modes of subjectivity
engendered by the conditions of transnational mobility as well as
discussing the ways in which migrants practices of mobility
reconfigure political space for rethinking of citizenship and
sovereignty and for advancing a more nuanced analysis of present
configuration of power and its global contestations.
Papers combining theoretical and conceptual work with a more detailed
empirical analysis are particularly welcome. Possible topics of
* migration, governmentality and transformation of sovereignty
* borders and conflicts of mobility
* movements of migration and political subjectivities
* history of migratory subjectivity
* racial and gendered making of citizenship
* practices of citizenship
* affective investments and transnational mobility
* issues of intimacy, sexuality and the conditions of citizenship
* genealogies of workers struggles, global and temporal regimes of
labour, and shifting conditions of labour
* migration and the politics of cultural (re)production
Send expressions of interest with short proposal for possible
Rutvica.Andrijasevic@... the latest by 30 September 2008.
Once a proposal is accepted authors will be asked to submit full
papers by 15th January 2009.
Full papers will go then through the peer-review process.
Popular Culture and Socialism(s)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO AN EDITED COLLECTION
Since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and the socialist regimes of
Eastern Europe passed into history, at least two major developments
have taken place in the realm of Cold War studies, and more broadly
in our understanding of 20th century history. One was spurred by the
opening archives in the former Eastern block, which greatly increased
the opportunities for international and comparative research on the
Cold War, and gave rise to important reinterpretations of key
historical events and processes in this period. The other major
development involves a growing acknowledgment of the role of culture
in the clash between communism and capitalism. Its proponents argue
that mainstream approaches have perceived the Cold War primarily, and
often exclusively, as a military, political and economic conflict, and
missed the importance of factors such as religion, sports, education,
literature, film, radio, television and consumerism.
Over the past two decades, historians, sociologists, art critics,
anthropologists and media scholars have contributed to a veritable
outpouring of publications exploring the complex relationships
between political agendas, economic policies and cultural practices.
Initially, most studies of Cold War culture have focused on the
United States (e.g. Whitfield 1991; Wagnleitner 1994; Saunders 1999;
Schwartz 2000), and to a smaller extent on Western Europe (e.g.
Duggan and Wagstaff 1995; Nelson 1997; Scott-Smith and Krabbendam
recently, some scholars have begun capitalizing on the increased
accessibility of primary sources from former socialist states (e.g.
Reid and Crowley 2000; Crewe 2003), and developed thought-provoking
accounts of the cultural Cold War spanning both the West and the East
(e.g. Buck-Morss 2000; Poiger 2000; Caute 2003; Mitter and Major
This growing body of work has not only broadened the geographical
scope of the debate about the cultural Cold War, but also raised a
number of wider conceptual and methodological issues. To start with,
it questioned the value of understanding the socialist period as a
`deviation' from the supposedly normal course of historical
development, as well as challenged the usefulness of treating the
Cold War as a distinct historical period. Instead, it highlighted the
continuities between post-1945 cultural histories and long-term
historical trends, including the rise of modernity, popular
sovereignty and mass production. Furthermore, this body of literature
also highlighted some of the structural similarities between the
developments in the East and the West, and thereby questioned the
rigid and often highly value-laden East-West distinction.
Last but not least, this literature also opened the venue for a more
nuanced understanding of post-socialist transformation, and for a
critical engagement with the `transitological' accounts of the
collapse of socialist regimes. It is becoming increasingly clear that
the processes of transformation in post-socialist Eastern Europe are
far from uniform, and instead differ depending on the particularities
of both pre- and post-World War II trajectories of individual
countries (Pickels and Smith 1998; Stark and Bruszt 1998). Depending
on these trajectories, the post-socialist societies are equipped with
specific forms of economic, social as well as cultural capital which
all influence their reaction to, or appropriation of, the liberal
capitalist modus operandi (Blokker 2005).
The proposed edited collection seeks to further the debate on these
issues by focusing on the history of popular culture in socialist
Eastern Europe, as well as its legacies in the post-socialist period.
We would welcome contributions addressing one or more of the
1. Politics, Ideology and Popular Culture: What were the key
ideological attitudes of the political establishment and the
socialist intelligentsia towards `popular' or `mass' culture? How
have they changed over time, and how did they differ from country to
country? To what extent did these attitudes differ from those held by
the political and cultural elites in the West? How have they shaped
the cultural and media policies in socialist countries?
2. Popular Culture and Legitimacy: To what extent did the
socialist regimes accommodate the increasing demand for popular
culture and consumer products among the Population, and to what
extent can this be seen as a (successful) attempt at addressing the
lack of popular legitimacy? Or, in other words: were popular culture
and consumerism always inherently subversive, or were they also used
as a tool of
internal legitimation and consolidation of socialist regimes?
3. Negotiation, Appropriation, and Resistance: How did either
the producers or the consumers of popular culture adapt to the limits
imposed by socialist cultural policies? How `popular' were the
popular culture products sanctioned and promoted by the socialist
regimes? What practices of adaptation, negotiation or resistance can
discerned (e.g. cynicism/kynism, irony, dialogic farce etc.), and how
influential were they in undermining the of legitimacy socialist
4. Cross-border Exchange: What were the major routes of cross-
border exchange of popular culture, both among the socialist states
themselves and across the Cold War divide (e.g. transnational film
and music distribution, co-operation between national broadcasting
organizations, adaptation of foreign genres, formats and practices of
cultural production etc.)? How did these exchanges contribute to the
diversity and similarity of cultural production across different
socialist states as well as across the Cold War divide?
5. Western Theories and Socialist Popular Culture: How useful
are the concepts and theories of popular culture developed in the
West particularly those coming from the field of cultural studies
in understanding socialist popular culture? What alternative theories
and concepts can we think of that can better elucidate the role of
culture in socialist states?
6. Socialist Popular Culture, Historical Continuities and Post-
socialist Developments: To what extent were the different attitudes
and responses to popular culture in socialist Eastern Europe rooted
in pre-World War II cultural preferences and practices? What is
the legacy of socialist popular culture today, and how does it figure
in various nostalgic recollections of the period (Ostalgie,
Yugonostalgia etc.)? To what extent did the post-communist societies
inherit the `structures of feeling' (Williams 1961) established
through the socialist popular culture?
Ideally, we would like all contributions to be both empirically
grounded and theoretically informed.
Please send your proposals (800-1000 words) with a brief Curriculum
Vitae (1 x A4) to Reana Senjković (Reana@...) and Sabina Mihelj
(S.Mihelj@...) by 31 October 2008. We will inform you about
our decision by 15 December 15, and if your proposal is accepted, we
will expect a first draft by the end of May 2009, and a final
manuscript by the end of September 2009.
We are currently in the process of securing funding for a small
workshop that will allow us to discuss the first drafts and the
possible ways of weaving them together into a coherent book. The
workshop will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, in June 2009.
Further details will follow after the submission of abstracts.
Institut of Ethnology and Folklore
Department of Social Sciences,
Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK.
Blokker, Paul. 2005. "Post-Communist Modernization, Transition
Studies, and Diversity in Europe", European Journal of Social Theory 8
Buck Morss, Susan. 2000. Dreamworld and Catastrophe. the Passing of
Mass Utopia in the East and West. Cambridge and London: MIT Press.
Burawoy, Michel and Katherine Verdery (eds). 1999. Uncertain
Transition. Ethnographies of Change in the Post-socialist World,
Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield.
Caute, David. 2003. The Dancer Defects: The Struggle for Cultural
Supremacy during the Cold War. Oxford and New York: Oxford University
Crewe, David (ed.). 2003. Consuming Germany in the Cold War, Oxford:
Duggan, Christopher and Christopher Wagstaff (eds.). 1995. Italy in
the Cold War: Politics, Culture and Society, 1948-58. Oxford: Berg.
Mitter, Rana and Patrick Major (eds.). 2004. Across the Blocs: Cold
War Cultural and Social History. London: Frank Cass.
Nelson, Michael. 1997. War of the Black Heavens: The Battles of
Western Broadcasting in the Cold War. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse
Pickles, John and Adrian Smith. 1998. Theorizing Transition: The
political Economy of Post-Communist Transformations. London:
Poiger, Uta G.. 2000. Jazz, Rock, and Rebels: Cold War Politics and
American Culture in a Divided Germany. Berkeley, Los Angeles and
London: University of California Press.
Reid, Susan E. and David Crowley (eds.). 2000. Style and Socialism:
Modernity and Material Culture in Post-War Eastern Europe. Oxford and
New York: Berg.
Saunders, Frances Stonor. 1999. Who Paid the Piper? The CIA and the
Cultural Cold War. London: Granta.
Schwartz, Rixhard A.. 2000. Cold War Culture: Media and the Arts,
1945-1990. New York: Checkmark Books.
Scott-Smith, Giles and Hans Krabbendam (eds.). 2003. The Cultural
Cold War in Western Europe, 19451960. London: Frank Cass.
Stark, David and Laszlo Bruszt. 1998. Post-socialist Pathways:
Transforming Politics and Property in East Central Europe. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
Wagnleitner, Reinhold. 1994. Coca-Colonization and the Cold War: The
Cultural Mission of the United States in Austria after the Second
World War. London: University of North Carolina Press.
Whitfield, Stephen J.. 1991. The Culture of the Cold War. Baltimore:
Johns Hopkins University Press.
Williams Raymond. 1961. The Long Revolution ("Analysis of Culture"),
London: Chatto & Windus.
Ulbandus 12: Pushkin
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 12th edition of Ulbandus, the annual journal of the Columbia
Slavic Department, will be dedicated to the life and work of
Alexander Pushkin. In particular, this issue will be framed as a
collective investigation into the many sides of Pushkin's
personality, taken in the aesthetic and historical contexts of his
Which features did Pushkin share with his epoch, and which he did
not? What concerned him deeply, what failed to arouse his interest,
and for what reason? How did his personal traits figure into the
Romantic "life-creation" he engaged in? How does Pushkin's "life
creation" process compare to the creative processes of his
contemporaries, such as Goethe, Chateaubriand, Musset, Byron, and
Wordsworth? What was the role played by the seclusion and marginality
of his formative years?-the role of his poverty, in comparison to
most if not all of his friends and colleagues?-of his gambling, at
the card game table and with his life? His relationships with and
relation to women (in the context of the "Romantic marriage")? His
knowledge, and lack of knowledge, of languages? His "smirking
loyalties"; his sense of freedom, and the instances when it failed
In addition to scholarly articles, Ulbandus encourages submission of
original poetry, fiction, essays, translations and artwork.
Submissions may be in either English or Russian. Contributions from
outside of the Slavic field are warmly invited. The deadline for
receipt of submissions is 31 October 2008.
Manuscripts should be in MLA format, double-spaced and not exceed 25
pages in length. Artwork should be submitted in TIFF format at a
resolution of at least 600 dpi. Electronic submissions (preferably in
Word format) are strongly encouraged and may be sent to:
Interested applicants may also submit hard copies of papers to:
ULBANDUS (attn: Submissions),
1130 Amsterdam Avenue,
Mail code 2839, New York,
For mailed submissions, please include (2) two print copies as well
as a copy in rich text file on CDR. For further details, see our
Ulbandus is a peer-reviewed journal.
III UPCOMING EVENTS
Famine and Mass Violence an international conference
Conference date: 7-9 September 2008
Location: Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.
Famine and mass violence frequently go hand in hand. Unfortunately,
scholars of famine and scholars of mass violence often deal with
different questions resulting in a wide lacuna in research and the
methodology for analyzing connections between famines and violence.
Famine specialists mostly deal with socioeconomic questions, with
people as economic subjects, with the working of markets and
speculation, food distribution, or deficiencies of state
intervention. Entangled in the availability vs. entitlement debate,
they care less for power relationships or war-related situations,
although famines often occur during wartime or civil conflict.
Genocide experts view certain famines as state-organized. Such
scholars are interested in motivations of violence, lack of relief
efforts, escape prevention, or special policies victimizing refugees.
They may miss out on the participatory dimension of famines: social
and economic networks, profiteering, or family relations. This
conference seeks to bring together both famine experts and genocide
specialists to engage in a dialogue with each other, first during the
conference and later in a collective volume resulting from the
To register for the conference, please send your name and contact
information to judaic@...
2 pm Welcome (Shearle Furnish, Dean of College of Liberal Arts and
2:15 pm Keynote Address: Famine and Mass Violence (Christian Gerlach,
University of Berne)
3:20 pm Break
3:45 pm Panel I: Famine and Colonial Exploitation
"Rinderpest", Drought and Scorched Earth: The Relationship between
Natural Disaster, Famine and Conquest in Germany's African Colonies
(Dominik J. Schaller, Heidelberg University)
9:00 am Panel II: Famine as a Weapon: Policies of Famine Famine and
Violence, Famine as Violence in Russia of the early 1920s (Natalia
Reshetova, University of London)
Case study: Food policy and mass crimes: Lithuania under German
occupation 1941-1944. (Christoph Dieckmann, Keele University)
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Panel III: Famine as a Weapon?: The Question of Intention
Stalin's Terror and the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33: Camouflage for
Genocide? (Henry Huttenbach, City College of New York)
On famines, genocide, and jumping to conclusions (Mark Tauger, West
12:15 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Panel IV: Social Impact of Famine: Violence and Its Absence
The 1847 food riots in Prussia (Hans Bass, Bremen University of
Fighting Hunger: Food in Wartime Japan (Katarzyna Cwiertka,
University of Leiden)
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Panel V: Social Impact of Famine: Survival Strategies
"Too little to keep them alive and too much to let them die": Nazi
Starvation Policy and Jewish Coping Methods in the Ghettos of Nazi
Occupied Europe (Helene Sinnreich, Youngstown State University)
5:15 pm Break
5:45 pm Panel VI: Social Impact of Famine: Socialist Rule and
Primitive Accumulation, Famine, and Mass Repression, 1937-39 (Wendy
Goldman, Carnegie Mellon University)
Hunger and State Violence in the PRC during the Great Leap Forward
(Klaus Muehlhahn, Indiana University)
9:30 am Starvation and Structural Violence
Structural violence and women's survival during famines: gender,
caste, work and hunger in nineteenth century India (Leela Sami)
The Daily Catastrophe: Structural Violence and Mass Starvation in the
20th and 21st century (Andreas Exenberger, University of Innsbruck)
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Concluding Roundtable Discussion
Helene J. Sinnreich
Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44505
Visit the website at http://judaic.ysu.edu/conference3.html
IV JOBS AND FUNDING
2009 US Junior Faculty Development Program
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Government of the United States of America is pleased to announce
the open competition for the Junior Faculty Development Program
(JFDP) for the 2009 spring semester. The JFDP is a program of the
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States
Department of State (ECA). American Councils for International
Education: ACTR/ACCELS, an American non-profit, non-governmental
organization, receives a grant from ECA to administer the JFDP, and
oversee each participant's successful completion of the program. The
United States Congress annually appropriates funds to finance the
JFDP, and authorizes the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
to oversee these funds.
If you are a citizen of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo,
Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, or Turkmenistan, and are
teaching full-time in an institution of higher education in your home
country, have at least two years of university-level teaching
experience, and are highly proficient in English, American Councils
invites you to learn more about the program and apply.
JFDP applications may now be downloaded as a print version or
submitted online at the JFDP website. Additional information,
including the 2008-2009 calendar, academic field descriptions, a list
of frequently asked questions, and information about past program
participants and host institutions can be found at the JFDP website:
Deadlines: Applications are due for applicants from Eurasia on 29
August 2008. Applications are due for applicants from Southeast
Europe on 5 September 2008.
AICGS is now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD
Deadline: The application deadline for Spring 2009 (January 2009 -
June 2009) is 31 August, 2008.
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