Listserv 1:3 (2008)
- THE RUSSIAN NATIONALISM LISTSERV
A Monthly Newsletter of Opportunities & Events
Vol. 1, No. 3(3), 1 September 2008
Compilers: Parikrama Gupta & Andreas Umland
C O N T E N T S
I CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
- Eastern Europe and the Germans, Oldenburg 9.-11.03.09 (30.9.08)
- Evil, Law and the State, Salzburg 13.-15.03.09 (3.10.08)
- Borders and Boundaries, San Diego 2.-4.4.09 (15.10.08)
- 18th-Century Provincial Russia, Moscow 23.-26.4.09 (15.10.08)
- Nationalization of Consumption, Vienna 1.-2.10.09 (19.10.08)
- Local Memories & Globalizing World, Antwerp 15.-16.10.09 (1.11.08)
- Constructing Nation, Boulder 13.-14.3.09 (1.11.08)
- Citizenship Studies, Detroit 26.-29.3.09 (14.11.08)
II PUBLICATION PROJECTS
- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, 30.09.08
- Radical History Review, 15.10.08
- Journal of the Oxford University History Society, 17.10.08
- Tolstoy film adaptations, 25.10.08
- Association for the Study of Ethnicity, 30.09.08
- Religion on Film: Projections of Faith anthology, 5.11.08
III UPCOMING EVENTS
- Moscow in Russian Culture, Middletown 19.-20.9.08
- 60 Years of the Genocide Convention, The Hague 7.-8.12.08
IV JOBS AND FUNDING
- Fulbright Scholar Program, various deadlines
- Assistant Professor nationalism, South Carolina 3.11.08
- Assistant Professor Russian history, Iowa 3.11.08
- Fellowships, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington 26.11.08
- Grad. Seminar on rights revolution, Washington 6.10.-10.11.08
- Website "Making the History of 1989," George Mason University
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I CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
Dawn and crisis: Eastern Europe and the Germans after World War I
Location/organizers: Federal Institute for Culture and History of the
Germans in Eastern Europe, Oldenburg
Date: 9-11 March, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
World War I and its consequences have shaped the 20th century in
Central and Eastern Europe. The Paris Peace Conference and the
Minority Treaties have brought a new political system to numerous
historically developed regions and local communities. National
ambitions were realized, which had existed long beforehand, and an
atmosphere of renewal captured a large
part of the population. Minorities turned into nations; nations were
made minorities. This change generated new questions, abetting former
nationalistic patterns of argumentation. The crisis-ridden interwar
years were characterized by debates on how to overcome the
consequences of war, by democracy and totalitarianism as well as
social reforms answering social conflicts, and further on by tradition
and modernity, but also economic prosperity and instability. Likewise
affected by these processes were the Germans living in Eastern Europe.
Cultural fields as literature, architecture, fine arts and humanities
responded to the war as well as to its consequences. The conference
focuses on artistic/cultural developments and on structural changes in
the academic-political area. Thereby, topical paradigms such as
transnational approaches, memory studies, the role of politics dealing
with history (Geschichtspolitik) and historical research on
stereotypes will be considered. Emphasis will be put on the medium-
and long-term impacts of the post-war order. It is intended to
illustrate historical and cultural continuities, partly persisting up
to the present day.
The following sessions are scheduled:
Session 1: Identity and the policy of remembrance (e.g. war experience
as literary subject, social movements, war memorials, revision
propaganda and war guilt issue, "borderland literature")
Session 2: Loyalty, segregation or autonomy? Minorities in post-war
order (e.g. protection of minorities, referenda and campaigns,
religion/confession, education, armed forces, construction of new
ethnic groups, interaction among individual sections of the population)
Session 3: Scholarship and politics (e.g. "borderland research",
foundation of new academic fields and institutions, historical mapping
and cartography research)
Session 4: Tradition and modern times (e.g. broadcasting and cinema,
the new states self-representation in architecture and fine arts,
avant-garde, nostalgia, staging of gender
Presentation time is 20 minutes per paper; papers can be held in
German or English.
Deadline: Please submit proposals (unpublished, 300-400 words)
including a short CV and a brief information about your current
research activity by 30 September, 2008.
Contributions are planned to be published.
Please send your proposal to:
Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa
(Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern
Johann-Justus-Weg 147 a
3rd Global Conference "Evil, Law and the State"
Date: Friday 13 March - Sunday 15 March 2009
Location: Salzburg, Austria
CALL FOR PAPERS
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference will explore
issues surrounding evil and law, with a focus on state power and
violence. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in any field
relevant to the study of law and legal culture: anthropology,
criminology, cultural studies, government/politics, history, legal
studies, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion/theology, and
sociology, as well as those working in civil rights, human rights,
prison services, politics and government (including NGOs), psychiatry,
healthcare, and other areas.
Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues
related to the following themes:
* when and why is law evil or a source of evil?
* state violence and coercion
* enforcement of criminal law and other legal prohibitions
* law, citizenship, and political identity
* justifications for punishment, including capital punishment
* whether and under what circumstances the adversary or inquisitorial
models of legal process generate, tolerate, or allow evil outcomes
* issues of equality and distributive justice in law
* the consequences of legal error
* the intersection of law with issues of choice, responsibility, and
* state responsibility for terrorism, war, intervention, ethnic
cleansing, and other problems of international law and international
Papers on any other topic related to the theme will also be considered.
Deadline: 500 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday, 3 October
2008. The abstract will be double blind peer reviewed (where
appropriate). If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full
draft paper should be submitted by Friday, 6 February 2009.
500 word abstracts should be submitted to both Organising Chairs;
abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract,
e) body of abstract
We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If
you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did
not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest,
then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Ruth A Miller
Department of History,
University of Massachusetts,
Network Founder and Network Leader
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be
eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers will be
invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume.
Evil, Law, and the State is part of a larger series of on-going
publishing and research conferences run under the At the Interface
banner. This series aims to bring together people from different areas
and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are
innovative and exciting.
For further details about the project please visit:
For further details about the conference please visit:
Borders and Boundaries: the 37th Annual National Conference of the
National Association for Ethnic Studies
2-4 April 2009, Hilton Mission Valley San Diego, California, USA
The National Association for Ethnic Studies invites
abstracts/proposals for papers, panels, workshops, or media
productions from people in all disciplines and interdisciplinary areas
of the arts, business, social sciences, humanities, science and
education on issues of ethnicity. How do borders of race and ethnicity
define our lives? How are they part of our individual and collective
thinking? How do they become internalized, politicized and turn into
boundaries? In contrast, how do issues of race and ethnicity defy
demarcation? How do race and ethnicity challenge the interests and
power struggles implicit in shaping borders and boundaries? How do
race and ethnicity affect the collapse and/or transgression of borders
The conference will create a lively forum for the discussion of issues
related to ethnic communities, including, but not limited to the
following: artificially (en)forced borders; physical and sexual
borders; transracial relationshipsmarriage, adoption; hybrid
identities; diasporas; economic boundaries; globalization; outsourcing
of labor; boundless technologies; immigration; xenophobia and
nationalism; citizenship; racial profiling; borderlands; national
security; disaster response; human trafficking; allegiances and
affiliations; policing borders and vigilante groups; borders of
language and epistemologies; genre-blurring in the visual arts and
literature; cross influences in music; and transnational social movements.
Two-hundred-fifty-word abstracts/proposals should be submitted by 15
October 2008, which relate to any aspect of the conference theme, with
the participant's institutional affiliation and mailing address,
telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The abstract/proposal
must indicate whether the presentation is an individual paper,
co-authored paper or a complete panel presentation and if a/v
equipment is needed. All program participants must pay full conference
registration and 2009 NAES membership dues.
Abstracts must be submitted electronically to:
http://www.ethnicstudies.org/conference.htm Select the "Submit
Abstract" link to proceed to the online submission form.
NOTE: A separate abstract must be submitted for each presenter
(including co-authored papers, roundtable presentations and
pre-arranged panels) with complete contact information. Additionally,
pre-arranged panel presentations MUST provide a chair for their session.
Dr. Ashton Welch, Program Coordinator
Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez, NAES Office Manager
Western Washington University
516 High Street, MS 9113
Bellingham, WA 98225
Visit the website at http://www.ethnicstudies.org/conference
Nobility, State and Society in 18th-century Provincial Russia
Conference date: 23-26 April, 2009
Location: German Historical Institute, Moscow
This conference aims to merge the empirical and theoretical approaches
to local history. Ultimately, our goal is to produce a picture of life
in the Russian provinces that is both rich in detail and solidly
grounded in theory. Our main focus is on the 18th-century provincial
nobility's interactions with the state and society. For this purpose
we plan to see what can be gained from using local and micro history
methods within a theoretical framework of regional studies. It is, we
believe, high time to reconsider the still dominant view on the life
in the provinces as backward and rude and on the provincial nobility
as rootless and alienated. We hope that "re-thinking history" in terms
of local studies (Ch. Phythian-Adams) will prove useful to our
comprehension of the history of the Russian provinces and challenging
to our perception of the 18th -century Russian nobility. The
conference organizers aspire to bring together a group of scholars to
present their work and engage in discussions on the provincial
nobility in 18th-century Russia.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite papers on the topic that present empirically significant
research based on diverse archival and other sources and are, at the
same time, integrated into a strong theoretical framework. Papers with
a comparative dimension are particularly welcome.
The following is a by no means exhaustive list of issues the papers
might touch upon:
The provinces versus the capital, regional versus central, local
The "provincial" way of life in the 18th century;
The provincial nobility and the state;
The provincial nobility and society;
Social mobility in the provinces and its impact on the "provincial"
way of life;
Local noble communities;
Local administration and the provincial nobility;
The provincial nobility's search for an identity;
The provincial nobility's nakazy to the Legislative Commission of
Noble Assemblies and the formation of civil society in Russia;
Economic, social, cultural, and legal interactions in the life of
the provincial nobility;
Gender relations in provincial noble families and communities;
The role of women in creating provincial noble societies;
The army presence in the provinces and its impact on the local
The impact of the country's modernization on the provinces;
Life strategies in creating independent spaces in the provinces;
The role of the provinces in shaping Russian national identity;
The mythology of the provinces;
Provincialism versus regionalism;
Provincialism in its Russian, European and North American contexts,
comparative perspectives, etc.
Organizational Information: The organizers have applied for funding at
the Deutsches Historisches Institut Moskau (DHI). The conference will
take place at the DHI at the Institut nauchnoi informatsii po
obshchestvennym naukam Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk (INION RAN) in Moscow
(Nachimovskii Prospekt 51/21). The sponsoring institution would cover
the costs for travel and accommodation of all participants.
Abstracts in Russian or English (maximum length is 500 words) of the
paper you intend to give should be sent to: Nobility.DHI@.... Your
abstract should include your email address and institutional
affiliation, the title of your intended paper, and the abstract text.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 October 2008.
Notification of applicants: no later than 1 December 2008.
Chosen participants will then be asked to submit their article-length
(at a maximum of 10,000words) original papers in Russian no later than
1 March 2009.
The papers will be pre-circulated among all participants so that there
is ample time to read them before the conference. The papers will be
grouped in thematic panels. Paper presentations at the conference will
be limited to 15 minutes. At each panel one conference participant
will moderate and comment briefly on the papers. The working language
of the conference is Russian no translation services. After the
conference authors will rework their papers for publication in a
volume to appear in 2010.
We are looking forward to reading your proposals!
Olga Glagoleva, PhD (University of Toronto)
Prof. Aleksandr Kamenskii (RGGU)
Ingrid Schierle (DHI)
German Historical Institute Moscow (DHI)
Nachimovskii Prospekt 51/21
Phone: (007)499 744 45 62
Fax: (007) 495 120 523
Visit the website at http://www.dhi-moskau.org
Product Communication and the Nationalization of Consumption
1-2 October, 2009, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Deadline: 19 October 2008.
In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries products, marketed on a
nationwide scale, became essential resources for the constitution of
individual and collective identities. Therefore, they were well suited
to constructing and disseminating national images, as well as to
structuring self-perception and the perception by third parties. Coca
Cola, the VW Beetle, Ikea, Fiat are just a few high-profile examples
drawn from the present and recent past. Other less obvious cases taken
not only from Western European and United States contexts, but also
from non-European and (post)colonial societies are ripe for
exploration. But opening up perspectives on the (former) socialist
societies of Eastern Europe is of particular interest.
The conference will be dedicated to the cultural dimensions of acting
and communicating with reference to products and by means of products.
Nevertheless, the topic also makes it necessary to take into account
the approaches enlisted in economics, as well as the social and
Apart from presenting the results of empirical research, the
conference will provide a forum for discussing methods of opening up
the field of research in question. The instruments of discourse
analysis, of image and film analysis seem to possess special relevance
because the medialization of products in verbal and visual
communication is a prerequisite for their nationalization. Still,
products are material objects, so they must also be discussed within
the scope of material culture.
Possible topics include single-branded goods, whole groups of products
(food, domestic culture, cars, clothes), or "product landscapes"
that is, the staging of the totality of consumer goods that were (or
were desired to be) available within a given national economy.
The focus can be on the meanings offered by journalistic and
promotional mass media communication, or on the practices of usage,
that is, on the adoption of goods and their messages by the consumers.
It is evident that companies have often appealed to national
sensitivities with marketing goals in mind. But to what extent have
national connotations been promoted by other actors, politicians,
journalists, or consumers? Which social groups act as driving forces
of nationalizing product communication? What goals do they pursue,
what are the discursive and social results? In bourgeois societies,
housekeeping and crucial parts of aesthetic consumption (domestic
culture, fashionable clothes) were considered female domains. The
consequences of this ideology extend to contemporary gender relations.
How has it affected the nationalization of product communication?
Investigating the extent to which product communication played a role
in the construction and stabilization of national identities brings up
the issue of their relativization, whether by competing regional and
national imagined communities, or for the benefit of supranational
figures of identification; there are products as proof of belonging to
the West or to the brotherhood of socialist countries and products as
symbols of having joined Europe or being a part of the narrative of
progress, imagined as a global/universal value. Yet the nation as such
is not necessarily incompatible with other imagined communities, such
as "the West" or Europe. While from a culturally conservative
perspective, Americanization/Westernization could be regarded as
subverting nationalization, it could also be inscribed into the
discourse of nationalization as a means of bolstering the nation to
meet the demands of the modern world.
The dynamics, outlined above, can be investigated with respect to the
following product-centered questions: By means of which attributions
were products configured as objects of national identification? How
were imported/foreign products coded to find a place on the market?
Were they "nationalized", and if so, through which attributions? Or
was the product communication aimed at transcending the national
framework? And if the latter was the case, which imagined communities
were envisaged for the integration? Could both strategies be combined?
Which intermediate positions between emphatically national and
markedly non-national products could be taken? How did the position of
a certain product evolve in the course of its "biography"? To what
extent did the intensity of "nationalization" vary? How did the
meaning and form of national references evolve in the context of
growing affluence and the accompanying changes in patterns of consumption?
We welcome abstracts with a methodological focus as well as
contributions that discuss the topic on a concrete empiric basis.
Proposals (20004000 characters) may be submitted, by 19 October 2008,
via email to Oliver Kühschelm (oliver.kuehschelm@...).
Conference conveners: Oliver Kühschelm, Franz X. Eder (Department of
Economic and Social History, University of Vienna); Hannes Siegrist
(Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Leipzig)
University of Vienna
Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 1
Local Memories in a Nationalizing and Globalizing World (1750 up to
15-16 October, 2009, FelixArchief, Oudeleeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerp,
Organized by the Center for Political History, the Center for Urban
History (University of Antwerp) and FelixArchief (Antwerp City Archives)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: 1 November 2008
In academic discourse, the concept of 'collective memory' has
migrated, since the 1950s from the field of the social to that of the
cultural sciences. Maurice Halbwachs' intuition that collective memory
was essentially a pre-existing social fact structuring individual
past-relationships, gave way to the recognition that social memories
are more or less intentionally construed with the aim of creating and
consolidating identities. It was in this constructivist vein that the
concept became successful among historians, thoroughly influenced by
the cultural turn. Their focus was on the way memories were forged
through stories, monuments and other cultural artifacts that came to
serve as lieux de mémoire within specific collectivities. Among these
collectivities, nations have received the lion's share of the
historians' attention. In spite of a recent re-orientation to the
memories of other most often smaller 'milieux de mémoire', the
central premise has remained that intellectual and political elites
deliberately produced memories, which were consumed by the masses.
Even when it is admitted that 'consumption' can consist of active and
creative appropriation, the overall top-down perspective seems to be
This conference opts for a more dynamic view of the creation and
transmission of memories. It focuses on the ways in which memories
were recurred to and used in the everyday discourses and practices of
groups at a local level. These groups can be defined along different
lines (socio-professional, geographic, generational, religious,
ethnic, ...) and have various extensions (a neighborhood, a village, a
town, a region); moreover, the discourses and practices can bear upon
the most diverse aspects of life and take on the most diverse forms
(textual, oral, visual, material). Not the straightforward creation of
master narratives about the group's own past will be the main concern
of the conference, but the way in which these groups more or less
consciously and more or less successfully combined diverse,
sometimes even conflicting memories.
Doing so, the organizers hope fully to re-inscribe the concept of
memory into the field of social history. The period that will be
investigated from 1750 until today is characterized by the rise
and the expansion of the nation state, and by the competing process of
globalization. The efforts that were made during this period to create
homogeneous national memories will serve during this conference as a
background to the study of local memories. Did these local memories
resist the growing prominence of national memory, did they incorporate
aspects of it, or did they exist and develop without any interference
of 'the national'? And how did local memories interact with
globalizing processes such as colonization and migration?
Within this general framework, papers should address one of the
* The deliberate creation of institutions for the preservation and
transmission of local memories (local museums, associations, courses
in primary schools on local history, citizen initiatives,...).
* Local forms of historiography, without or within the academic sphere.
* The presence of the past in ritualized forms of community building
at a local or regional level (celebrations, liturgies, monuments,...).
* The presence of the past in non-ritualized, group-specific practices
and discourses (the transmission of professional skills, name-giving,
* The recurrence to the past in conflicts between groups or in acts of
* The transmission (and alteration) of traditions as a way of
preserving group-specific memories in changing contexts.
* The experience of the local past by individuals, through the study
of ordinary writings, oral sources or their material heritage.
Marnix Beyen (Center for Political History - Univ. of Antwerp ) Bert
De Munck (Center for Urban History - Univ. of Antwerp)
Brecht Deseure (Center for Urban History - Univ. of Antwerp)
Inge Schoups (FelixArchief, Antwerp City Archives)
Carolien Van Loon (Center for Political History - Univ. of Antwerp)
Tom Verschaffel (KULeuven - Subfaculty of Arts Campus Kortrijk)
Tel: + 32 (0)3 220 42 68
Please send your abstract (of about 500 words) to
local.memories@... before 1 November 2008.
Constructing Nation: From Modernity to the New Millennium
Organizers: Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and
Literatures, University of Colorado at Boulder
Date: 13-14 March, 2009
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS
To focus possible approaches to the nexus of problems associated with
this topic we call for papers on the following topics:
- The EU and Other Configurations
- Nations and Security
- Imagined Communities
- Nation, Utopia, and Dystopia
- Nations, Borders, Frontiers
- Transnational Contexts
- Gendered Constructions of Nation
- Queering Nation
- Nations and Othering
- National Cinema(s)
- National Mythologies
- Migration and Nation
- Nations and Modernities
- Imperial/Colonial Imaginations
- Violence in the Name of Nation
Deadline: Please send a 250-word abstract (no finished papers please)
and a 2-page CV to gsll@... as Word or RTF document no later
than 1 November 2008.
The organizing committee will send notification of accepted papers by
1 December, 2008, together with symposium registration materials and
general information. We intend to publish the edited conference
proceedings in an academic press. Papers should be limited to twenty
minutes presentation time; the published version maximum length
remains to be decided. Please indicate the panel for which your paper
is intended. GSLL will pay lodging expenses for presenters, and most
meals will be provided.
The University of Colorado at Boulder is the flagship university of
the University of Colorado system. Located at the base of the
Flatirons, Boulder is minutes away from the mountains and Rocky
Mountain National Park. Denver is located only forty-five minutes away
by bus or car.
GSLL houses programs in German Studies, Russian Studies, Nordic
Studies, and Hebrew.
For registration information visit:
Sixth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies
Dates: 26-29 March, 2009
Call for Proposals Deadline: 14 November, 2008
Location: Wayne State, Detroit, MI
The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University
announces its Sixth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies. The
conference will be held at Wayne State's Detroit campus on 26-29 March
2009, and will focus on the Center's theme for the 2008-2009 academic
year, Representing Citizenship.
Distinguished philosopher Wil Kymlicka (Queens University, Ontario,
Canada), author of Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of
Minority Rights, will serve as the conference's keynote speaker.
The Center invites proposals for papers, panels, poster sessions,
artistic displays and performances that examine citizenship and
representation in many senses, from the political and legal to the
literary and artistic. Topics may include but are not limited to the
representation of political or legal interests by proxies such as
legislators, political parties, interest groups, or lawyers; the
representation of citizens in novels, plays, or print, broadcast, or
digital media and the cultural consequences of this "embodiment"; and
the circulation of depictions and descriptions of citizenship in
school texts, government films, or other media meant to model or
critique civic behavior. These Examples are meant to be suggestive,
not to limit the range of potential subjects for scholarly inquiry.
We invite presentations from any time period or geographic area from
among and across the widest range of disciplines, including but not
limited to literature, political science, history, anthropology, law,
communications, sociology, economics, geography, medicine, film
studies, and the fine arts. We welcome proposals from scholars,
graduate students, artists, and performers.
If you would like to participate in the conference as a moderator or
commentator, rather than presenter, please indicate that along with
your area(s) of expertise (political science, literature, etc.) and
include a brief c.v.
The Center plans to publish a volume of papers from the conference.
Proposals should be submitted using the Center's online form,
available 15 August by the submission deadline of Friday, 14 November
2008. Both panel proposals and individual submissions are welcome.
Questions should be directed to Marc W. Kruman aa1277@....
We regret that the Center does not provide funding for travel or other
II PUBLICATION PROJECTS
Call for Papers for the Autumn 2008 issue of the Caucasian Review of
Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) announces call for
papers for its Autumn 2008 issue to be published at the end of October
2008. Deadline for submissions is 30 September, 2008. Submission
guidelines can be viewed at
CRIA is particularly interested in papers on the following topics:
- Conflicts in Georgia : New situation after the recent war in South
- Islam in the Caucasus;
- Armenia-Russia relationship;
- GUAM and its role in the security of the member states;
- Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad and its geopolitical implications for
- Kosovo versus Nagorno-Karabakh;
- Iranian nuclear program and its implications for the South Caucasus;
- Germany and Caucasus;
- European Neighborhood Policy and its implications for the South
- Russian policy towards South Caucasus;
- North Caucasus: new situation?
- Integration of the South Caucasus to the Euro-Atlantic structures;
- Prospects of the South Caucasian Regional Security;
- Israel in the Caucasus;
- Azerbaijan's relations with the Moslem world;
- Foreign Policy of the new Armenian Government;
- Iran-Armenia relations;
- Recent attempts of rapprochement in Turkish-Armenian relations;
- Azerbaijani community of Iran;
- Legal status of the Caspian Sea;
- EU-Central Asia;
- China in Central Asia;
- Foreign Policy of Turkmenistan under the new government;
- Turkey and PKK;
- Iraqi turkomans;
- Realist view on Turkey 's accession to the EU;
- Iran-Turkey relationship;
- Ukraine's foreign policy - NATO and EU versus Russia;
- Armenian Diaspora and lobby in the US: its influence over US
- Armenian Diaspora in France: its influence over French foreign policy;
- Presidential elections in the US and its implications for US
This is a preliminary list. Please feel free to offer alternative
topics, including book reviews to the Editor.
The CRIA is a Germany-based quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit
and online academic journal. The Review is committed to promote a
better understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant
background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in
general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The CRIA
also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of
international affairs, from all political viewpoints. The last issue
of the Review can be viewed at www.cria-online.org.
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
"History, Politics and the Environment"
Radical History Review, Issue 107
Issue editors: David Kinkela and Neil Maher
CALL FOR PAPERS
Climate change has placed environmental concerns squarely within an
emerging political discourse that transcends national boundaries.
Indeed, the impact of climate change has called attention to the roles
nation-states play in dealing with domestic and international
environmental issues. As such, the Radical History Review seeks papers
that explore the intersection of politics and the environment from a
broad historical and transnational perspective. We encourage
submissions that investigate the politics and interconnections between
nations and environments.
We envision this issue to build on and argue with Donald Worster's
influential essay, "World without Borders: The Internationalizing of
Environmental History" (Environmental Review 6 fall 1982), which
encouraged historians to move beyond the nation as a way to explore
and explain human and nonhuman histories. Yet we take the position
that political borders do matter, but question to what degree they
shape and transform environments and the politics of nature. As such,
this special issue seeks to explore how changes to nature have
engendered a range of political responses within different spatial and
temporal contexts. How, for example, does nationhood and state
formation affect the politics of the environment? How do a state's
natural resources shape the politics of the nation within a global
economy? How does conflict and power between nations influence a
state's environmental politics? How have international governance
institutions addressed these issues? How have global economies changed
the natural world and how have nations responded to the transformation
of nature? When and how do changes in nature become politicized? Who
does it include or exclude? How does it change over time?
We encourage potential contributors to explore the following issues,
among other possibilities:
-Environmental racism and injustice
-Colonialism and its impact on the natural world
-Nature and diplomacy, including, but not limited to international
-State power as a means of controlling people and nature
-The impact of war on nature
-Gender politics and the environment
-The politics of disease and disease transmission
-Food production and global trade
-Religion, politics and nature
-Economic development, nature and the significance of the market
-Labor, resource extraction, and environments
-Green Politics and social movements
-Political responses to environmental disasters
-The significance of the global commons as a political instrument
The editors of this special issue also envision a section exploring
the field of environmental history as it relates to transnational
politics and we welcome submissions that reflect, rethink and critique
Radical History Review publishes material in a variety of forms. We
are particularly interested in submissions that use images as texts
and encourage materials with strong visual content. In addition to
articles based on archival research, we encourage submissions to our
various departments, including:
-Historians at Work (reflective essays by practitioners in academic
and non-academic settings that engage with questions of professional
-Teaching Radical History (syllabi and commentary on teaching) -Public
History (essays on historical commemoration and the politics of the past)
-Interviews (proposals for interviews with scholars, activists, and
-(Re)Views (review essays on history in all media--print, film, and
Potential contributors are encouraged to look at recent issues for
examples of these non-traditional forms of scholarship.
Procedures for submission of articles:
By 15 October 2008, please submit a 1-2 page abstract summarizing the
article you wish as an attachment to rhr@... with "Issue 107
abstract submission" in the subject line. By 30 November 2008 authors
will be notified whether they should submit a full version of their
article for peer review. The due date for complete articles is 30
January 2009. Articles should be submitted electronically with "Issue
107 submission" in the subject line. For artwork, please send images
as high resolution digital files (each image as a separate file).
Those articles selected for publication after the peer review process
will be included in issue 107 of the Radical History Review, scheduled
to appear in Spring 2010.
Abstract Deadline: 15 October 2008
Visit the website at http://chnm.gmu.edu/rhr/calls.htm
Journal of the Oxford University History Society (JOUHS)
CALL FOR PAPERS
The editors are now asking for submissions for issue 6 (Michaelmas
2008) of the Journal of the Oxford University History Society (JOUHS).
We are happy to consider research articles in the following subject areas:
Early Modern History
History of the British Isles
Approaches to History
History of Science
History of Art
Additionally, JOUHS accepts other items for publications: essays, book
reviews, conference papers, interviews, reports of OUHS events and
reviews of exhibitions and conferences.
JOUHS aims to: reflect the activities and interests of the Oxford
University Historical Society; establish scholarly links in the varied
community of historians at the University of Oxford; to serve as a
discussion forum for the international community of undergraduates,
postgraduate students and scholars. It also aims to provide a medium
for contact between undergraduate, postgraduate students and
established academics. We welcome submissions from students and
scholars from both within and outside Oxford.
Please send your submission as an e-mail attachment (Word format) to
Please consult the guidelines for contributors (see link below) before
sending your submission.
Guidelines for Contributors
Deadline: the deadline for submissions for the Michaelmas 2008 issue
is Friday, 17 October 2008.
Graciela Iglesias Rogers
Lady Margaret Hall
University of Oxford
Visit the website at http://jouhsinfo.googlepages.com/callforpapers
Tolstoy film adaptations
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
As the centenary of Tolstoy's death approaches (2010), proposals for
chapters in an international collection of essays on the cinematic
adaptation of Tolstoy's texts are being considered.
All nationalities, periods, and issues, including interdisciplinary
connections with other arts/media, cultural politics, economics,
reception, translation. In addition to the widely known films,
proposals on neglected silents and films not yet translated into
English are encouraged.
English language collection. Send a statement of interest and brief
bio to Dr. Lorna Fitzsimmons: lfitzsimmons@...
Deadline: 500-word proposals due by 25 October 2008.
8000-10000 words due by 1 June 2009.
Lorna Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor and Coordinator of
Humanities, California State University Dominguez Hills, in Los Angeles.
Lorna Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Humanities Program
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747-005
2008 DOMINIQUE JACQUIN-BERDAL ASEN PRIZE
Submission deadline: 30 September 2008
The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism and Nations
and Nationalism have established an essay prize in honour of the
memory of Dominique Jacquin-Berdal, who was a devoted member of ASEN
and an Editor of Nations and Nationalism.
The essay Prize has been established to encourage young scholars to
publish original research in ethnicity and nationalism. Submissions
are invited on all areas and themes in the field of nationalism
studies but, given Dr. Jacquin-Berdal's area of expertise, we
particularly welcome articles relating to African nationalism.
The prize will be awarded for the best article submitted. The winning
article will be announced at the 18th Annual ASEN Conference, April 2009.
The prize will include a sum of £250 and 2 years' free membership of
ASEN, and may lead to publication of the article in Nations and
Submissions may be made by currently enrolled post-graduate students
and those who have submitted their thesis within two years of the
1. All submissions and correspondence should be made to the Managing
Editor of Nations and Nationalism.
2. Submissions must be accompanied by an official letter from the
author's supervisor confirming status and eligibility.
3. Articles must be submitted in English and in the Nations and
Nationalism house style ('Harvard' system). Please visit
4. An author may only submit one article for consideration for the prize.
5. Co-authored articles will not be considered.
6. The Prize Committee reserves the right not to award a prize in any
Please send submissions and all enquiries to:
The Managing Editor
Nations and Nationalism
ASEN - H808, 8th Floor, Connaught House
London School of Economics
London WC2A 2AE
Religion on film / Projections of Faith anthology
The Victoria Press invites essays on the subject of documentary films
and filmmaking which focus on the culture of religion and the
experiences of adherents for inclusion in an anthology entitle
Projections of Faith: Documenting Religious Culture on Film. A release
is scheduled for the summer of 2009.
The subject of how religious culture is documented on film has not
received much scholarly treatment of note and this anthology serves to
fill such a need. Essays should be scholarly in nature and authors
should hold a current professorial post in a related area of study;
retired professors are also invited to submit essays.
Special consideration will be given to professors who have engaged in
filmmaking related to the documentation of religious culture.
Essay length: 2,500-4,000 words.
Endnotes required / Footnoted essays will not be accepted.
Submission via email attachment (PDF, Word, .rtf).
APA style preferred (MLA and Chicago accepted).
Film stills: B&W only / no larger than 3"x5" / 300 dpi resolution /
JPEG files only / proof of copyright clearance required (if applicable).
Essays must be publication ready / No essay proposals or rough
Authors must submit a C.V. along with essay.
Deadline: 5 November 2008. Notification by Dec. 15, 2008. The Victoria
Press is an independent publisher of scholarly titles in the
humanities and the social and behavioral sciences.
Visit the website at http://www.thevictoriapress.com
III UPCOMING EVENTS
Moscow in Russian Culture
Location: Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Date: 19-20 September, 2008
Friday, 19 September, Russell House
Welcome (Susanne Fusso, Wesleyan University)
History and Politics
Philip Pomper, Wesleyan University, "Moscow and the Nature of Russian
Danielle Lussier, University of California, Berkeley, "The Political
Culture of the Modern Muscovite in Comparative Perspective"
Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University, "Moscow as the Capital of Russian
Moderator: Susanne Fusso, Wesleyan University
Moscow and Muscovites
Mikhail N. Epstein, Emory University, "Moscow Types: An Introduction
to a Lexical Typology" (in Russian)
Yury V. Mann, Institute of World Literature, Moscow, "Moscow in
Gogol's Life and Works" (in Russian)
Ian K. Lilly, University of Auckland, "Three Views of Moscow in
Russian History: Ivan Zabelin, Mikhail Zagoskin, Vladimir Giliarovsky"
Moderator: Priscilla Meyer, Wesleyan University
Sergey Gandlevsky, "Poetry reading and memoir 'The Monument'" (in Russian)
Yuz Aleshkovsky, "The Private Life of a Writer Inside the TsDL" (in
Moderator: Priscilla Meyer, Wesleyan University
Saturday, 20 September 20, Russell House
Richard Anderson, Columbia University, "Moscow as Architectural Model"
Julia Bekman Chadaga, Macalester College, "Crystal Palaces on Chicken
Legs: Osip Mandelstam and the Architecture of New Moscow"
Katerina Clark, Yale University, "The Rebuilding of Moscow, 1922-1941"
Julie Buckler, Harvard University, "The Contested Cultural Topography
of Present-Day Moscow."
Moderator: Philip Pomper, Wesleyan University
Moscow as Imagined Space
Caryl Emerson, Princeton University, "Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky and the
Minus-Space of Moscow"
Vladimir Golstein, Brown University, "Temple Destroyed, Cathedral
Restored: Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Bulgakov's Master
Anne Lounsbery, New York University, "Moscow as 'Provincial'"
Moderator: Duffy White, Wesleyan University
Film, Theater, Poetry
Brinton Tench Coxe, Drew University, "Virtually Moscow: Petr
Katherine Lahti, Trinity College, "Some Thoughts on Psoy Korolenko"
Matvei Yankelevich, Ugly Duckling Presse, "Subversion in the Capital:
Contemporary Moscow Poetry (Elena Fanailova, Dmitry Kuzmin, Kirill
Moderator: Yuriy Kordonskiy, Wesleyan University.
7:30, Fisk Hall, 262 High Street, Room 302
Sergei Miroshnichenko, Filmmakers' Union of Russia, screening of Born
in the USSR (1999)
Moderator: Irina Aleshkovsky, Wesleyan University
Comments and questions may be sent to Susanne Fusso at
60 Years Genocide Convention an international conference
7-8 December 2008, Vredspaleis (Peace Palace), The Hague, the Netherlands
There is an undisputable gap between the popular perception and rigid
legal analysis of genocide. We need to achieve a proper balance
between inflation of the concept (calling each and every massacre
`genocide') and making the concept practically redundant. Solid
scientific analysis and dissemination of the results are key
instruments to accomplish this goal. An interdisciplinary encounter
between historical and legal disciplines appears to be indispensable.
The common denominator of all lectures during this conference is the
interplay between historical and legal perspectives, the confrontation
between real life experiences and court room realities.
Keynote Speeches: Dr.Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prof. William Schabas, Prof.
The conference is organized by the Amsterdam Center for Holocaust and
Genocide Studies, the Amsterdam Center for International Law and the
Peace Palace Library, in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute
for War Documentation, the Danish Institute for International Studies,
the Uppsala Programme for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Living
History Forum Stockholm and the Center for Studies of the Holocaust
and Religious Minorities in Oslo.
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Tel: +31-20-523 3808
Register at http://www.chgs.nl
IV JOBS & FUNDING
Fulbright Scholar Program
Applications continue to be accepted for some Fulbright Scholar awards
for lecturing, research or combined lecturing/research awards in
history during the 2009-2010 academic year, including for an award in
international relations in Ukraine open to historians. Faculty in
history may apply not only for awards specifically in their field, but
also for one of the many "All Discipline" awards open to any field.
Visit our website at www.cies.org for descriptions of available awards
and new eligibility requirements. Awards are closing daily, so please
consult the relevant program officer before applying.
Council for International Exchange of Scholar
Panelists needed for Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
This conference is very short, starts at 4:30 on Friday, 31 October,
2008, and ends the next day at 3:00. You will have to register for
We need two more panelists who can talk about the topic either from
the perspective of being a member of a group targeted for bigotry or
from the perspective of someone who is not but doesn't tolerate
bigoted speech and takes action when confronted with it.
Friday, 31 October, 2008: 4:30 P.M.
Session 3: Dealing with Bigotry
Was That Hate Speech Meant for ME?: Responding to Bigots in the
Classroom, on Campus, in the Office, at Conferences, in Restaurants,
at the Beauty Parlor or Barbershop, on the Sidewalks, and Everywhere Else.
Dan Richardson (Moderator), Community Activist, Instructor, and Griot
Metta Sama, DePauw University
Susan Koppelman, Independent Scholar
Patricia Young, Western Illinois University
Please send an email indicating your interest in participating to
Susan Koppelman, huddis@...
NEPCA will hold its annual conference on 31 October 31 1 November on
the campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North
The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) is a regional
affiliate of the American Culture Association and the Popular Culture
Association. NEPCA is an association of scholars in New England and
New York, organized in 1974 at the University of Rhode Island. We
reorganized and incorporated in Boston in 1992. The purpose of this
professional association is to encourage and assist research,
publication, and teaching on popular culture and culture studies
topics by scholars in the northeast region of the United States. By
bringing together scholars from various disciplines, both academic and
non-academic people, we foster interdisciplinary research and
learning. We publish a newsletter twice per year and we hold an annual
Assistant Professor (nationalism & separatism), Department of History,
University of South Carolina
I am writing to alert readers of H-Nationalism to a newly created
position on some aspect of the history of nationalism and separatism
in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina.
specialization is open and the department strongly encourages all
historians with an interest in relevant
topics to apply. The following advertisement has been placed on the
H-net jobs board under the Global
The Department of History at the University of South Carolina wishes
to hire a historian with demonstrated research and teaching interests
in the history of nationalism and separatism for a tenure track
assistant professorship. The search is open to any geographic and
chronological specialization within modern history since c. 1750.
Applications from those taking a comparative, international approach
to the study of nationalism and separatism are especially welcome.
Those with specialized research interests focusing on a particular
country or region should be able to place their subject within a broad
This search is part of the University's Faculty Excellence Initiative
program and will also involve related searches in Anthropology and
Law. The goals are to foster an interdisciplinary group on
nationalism and separatism among new and existing scholars at the
University of South Carolina, generate programs for the broader
community of scholars, and create an international venue for the
examination of a subject of timely and compelling significance.
Along with a CV, candidates should submit a letter of application that
specifies their qualifications for the position and discusses current
and future research as well as teaching interests. Candidates should
arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately.
For full consideration, applications should be received by 3 November,
All materials should be sent to: W. Dean Kinzley, Chair, Nationalism
and Separatism Search Committee; Department of History, University of
South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational
or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability,
sexual orientation, or veteran status.
W. Dean Kinzley
Department of History
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Assistant Professor (modern Russian History), Department of History,
Grinnell College, Iowa
The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track
position in the history of modern Russia, starting Fall 2009.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in
the expansion of Russia's empire. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.)
preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Grinnell
College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college,
whose history department is committed to pedagogical and curricular
development that reflects emerging scholarship.
The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and
close student-faculty interaction with few college-wide requirements
beyond the completion of a major. The teaching schedule of five
courses over two semesters will include an introductory course,
intermediate-level courses, and an advanced seminar on topics of the
instructor's choice; every few years one course will be Tutorial (a
writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented
toward a special topic chosen by the instructor).
In letters of application, candidates should discuss how they can
contribute to the department's evolution toward global approaches to
history and their interest in cooperation with relevant foreign
language departments. Candidates' letters should address their
interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate,
liberal-arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty
interaction, and explain what they can contribute to the college's
commitment to diversity of people and perspectives, a core value of
Deadline: To be assured of full consideration, all application
materials should be received by 3 November, 2008.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school
transcripts (copies are acceptable), and at least three confidential
letters of recommendation to Prof. Victoria Brown, Chair, Modern
Russia Search Committee, Department of History, Grinnell College,
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690 (Phone 641.269.4655; fax 641.269.4733; email:
Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who
collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall
be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic
origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion,
creed, or disability.
Prof. Victoria Brown, Chair, Modern Russia Search Committee,
Department of History, 1213 6th Ave, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, US Holocaust
Location: Washington DC
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum awards fellowships to support
significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Awards are
granted on a competitive basis. The Center welcomes proposals from
scholars in all relevant academic disciplines, including history,
political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion,
psychology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others.
Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations
(ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Applicants must
be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution. Immediate
post-docs and faculty between appointments will also be considered.
The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the
Center's discretion. Individual awards generally range up to nine
months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is
required. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most
effective. Stipends range up to $3,500 per month. Residents of the
Washington, D.C., metropolitan area receive a modified stipend and
term of residency.
Deadline: All applications and supporting materials must be received
by 26 November, 2008. Decisions will be announced in April 2009.
Fellowships may start as early as June 2009 and must be completed no
later than September 2010. All applications must be in English and
A completed application form;
A project proposal not to exceed five single-spaced pages;
A curriculum vitae;
Three letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of
the proposed project and the applicant's ability to carry it out, to
be sent directly to the Center.
Dr. Lisa Yavnai, Director
Visiting Scholar Programs
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024-2126
For complete fellowship competition guidelines and to download a
fellowship application, please visit
The Institute for Constitutional Studies announces a graduate reading
seminar with Professor Mark Tushnet: "The Rights Revolution in the
This graduate seminar will examine aspects of the rights revolution in
the twentieth century. Topics will include: rights in the Progressive
Era (including the Lochner doctrine); the conservative origins of
modern civil liberties and civil rights; the reconceptualization of
rights in the New Frontier and Great Society; the rise of a
conservative rights movement; and the institutional dimensions of the
The course will be taught by Professor Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law
School and will meet for six consecutive Monday evenings, 6:008:00
p.m., from 6 October to 10 November, 2008. Meetings will take place
at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.
There is no tuition or other charge for this seminar, but participants
will acquire the assigned books on their own. Space is limited.
For more information, please visit our website,
Institute for Constitutional Studies
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
New website: Making the History of 1989
The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is
pleased to announce the launch of a new website on the collapse of
Communism in Eastern Europe in 1989. The site, Making the History of
1989 (http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/), offers students, teachers, and
scholars access to hundreds of primary sources on or related to the
events of 1989 and the end of the Cold War in Europe, interviews with
prominent historians, and a series of resources for teachers at both
the high school and college level.
As with all resources created by our Center, all the resources
contained in Making the History of 1989 are and will remain free and
open access. If you have questions about this project, please contact
the project's Executive Producer, T. Mills Kelly (tkelly7@...).
This project has been made possible by the generous support of the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the German Historical
Institute (Washington, D.C.).
DISCLAIMER: The composition of RNL's issues does not necessarily
express the compilers' views. All topical English-language information
that comes to the attention of the compilers is, as far as that is
technically feasible, included.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The contents of RNL are compiled with the help of,
among other sources, JOE-List, H-Soyuz, H-Russia, H-Antisemitism,
H-Nationalism, Global Development Network, Moscow Bureau for Human
Rights, LektorInnenMails, etc.
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