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    THE RUSSIAN NATIONALISM LISTSERV A Monthly Newsletter of Opportunities & Events Vol. 1, No. 4(4), 1 October 2008 Compilers: Parikrama Gupta & Andreas Umland C
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      A Monthly Newsletter of Opportunities & Events
      Vol. 1, No. 4(4), 1 October 2008
      Compilers: Parikrama Gupta & Andreas Umland

      C O N T E N T S

      - The Russian Bear, Ivanovo-Plyos 21.-22.3.09 (1.12.)
      - Evil, Law and the State, Salzburg 13.-15.3.09 (3.10.)
      - ASN Annual Convention, New York 23.-25.4.09 (5.11.)
      - Race, Labour and the City, 28.-31.5.09, Chicago (1.12.)
      - Socially Sustainable Development in Russia, Washington (1.12.08)
      - Cold War, London 24.-26.4.09 (25.1.09)
      - ICCEES World Congress, Stockholm 26.-31.7.10 (28.2.09)
      - The impact of 1989 on Europe, East and West, 5.10.08
      - Slovo, 27.10.08
      - Representation of Nazism in Post-War Culture, 1.11.08
      - Journal of Hate Studies, 1.02.09
      - International Political Anthropology
      - Yalkut Moreshet: J. for the Study of the Holocaust & Anti-Semitism
      - Anthropology of East Europe Review
      - Studies in East European Thought
      - Working Paper Series for Research Network 1989
      - Researcher for Amnesty International (Russia), London 10.10.08
      - Advanced German and European studies, Berlin 1.12.08
      IV OTHER
      - Ab Imperio Network on Empire and Nationalism Studies
      - New website: European citizenship
      - Online catalogue: Russian icons

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      Call for papers
      International workshop
      Center for Ethnic and Nationalism Studies
      Ivanovo State University
      May 21-22, 2009, Ivanovo-Plyos (Russia)

      The bear has been used as an allegory for Russia for centuries; it is
      a popular symbol of the country thus far. This image is embodied in
      satirical graphics, political rhetoric, journalism, and literature. In
      the XX century it spread widely in Russia, too, especially in the
      Post-Soviet time.

      The workshop will focus on the following questions:
      • What is the history of the image of the Russian Bear?
      • What meanings `the Russian Bear' receives in the Russian and foreign
      • How identity politics of Russian nationalism exploits this image?
      • How `the Russian Bear' is used in the
      legitimization/delegitimization of political authority in Russia?
      • How does the `bear metaphor' influence the perception of Russia in
      the world and the process of the European integration?

      Specialists in such fields of knowledge as history, cultural studies,
      sociology, philology, political studies, international relations, and
      linguistics are welcome to apply for participation in the workshop.

      Languages of the workshop: Russian, English. Number of participants: 25.

      Please send your abstract (up to 300 words) and personal details
      (Name, Current institutional affiliation, Title/position, E-mail
      address) by December 1, 2008 via email to the following address

      For further details about the workshop, please visit:

      Please share this information with interested colleagues!

      On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
      Oleg V. Riabov
      D.Sc., Professor
      Ivanovo State University
      Ermaka 39 Ivanovo Russia 153025
      Fax number: 7-4932-326600

      Evil, Law and the State

      13-15 March, 2009, Salzburg, Austria

      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
      diminished responsibility
      - 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
      els3@... to 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.

      Imagined Communities, Real Conflicts, and National Identities

      14th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of
      Nationalities (ASN)

      International Affairs Building,
      Columbia University, NY
      Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
      23-25 April 2009

      Proposal deadline: 5 November 2008

      Contact information: proposals must be submitted to darel@...
      and darelasn2009@...

      100+ PANELS on the Balkans, Central Europe and the Baltics, Russia,
      Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia and Eurasia, the Caucasus,
      Turkey, Afghanistan, China and surrounding territories

      - Theoretical Approaches to Nationalism and Empire
      - The Independence of Kosovo and Its Implications
      - The War in Georgia and Its Implications

      THEMATIC Panels on
      - Islam and Politics, Genocide and
      - Ethnic Violence, Anthropology of Identity,
      - Citizenship and Nationality, Religion, Language Politics, Conflict
      - Resolution, Autonomy, Gender, EU Integration, NATO Expansion,
      Diaspora Politics, International Law, and many more

      AWARDS for Best Doctoral Student Papers

      SCREENING of Recent Films and Documentaries

      The ASN Convention, the most attended international and
      inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals
      on a wide range of topics related to national identity, nationalism,
      ethnic conflict, state-building and the study of empires in
      Central/Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, Eurasia,
      and adjacent areas. Disciplines represented include political science,
      history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security
      studies, economics, geography and geopolitics, sociolinguistics,
      psychology, and related fields.

      The Convention also features a section devoted to theoretical
      approaches to nationalism, from any of the disciplines listed above.
      The papers in this section need not be grounded in an area of the
      former Communist bloc usually covered by ASN, provided that the issues
      examined are relevant to a truly
      comparative understanding of nationalism-related issues. In this vein,
      we are welcoming theory-focused and comparative proposals, rather than
      specific case studies from outside Central/Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
      A dozen panels are normally featured in the Nationalism section.

      In the wake of the dramatic events that have unfolded in late summer
      2008, the Convention will also present a special section on "The War
      in Georgia and its Implications". The Convention is inviting paper,
      panel, roundtable, or special presentation proposals on various
      aspects of the conflict, as it relates to Georgia, the South Caucasus,
      the North Caucasus, Ukraine, the "frozen" conflicts, Russian
      nationalism, Russophone minorities in the "near abroad", domestic
      politics, the Fate of the "Coloured" Revolutions, NATO enlargement,
      US-Europe-Russia relations, the European Union and related topics. A
      special section will also be devoted to "The Independence of Kosovo
      and its Implications", with emphasis on Balkans post-war
      reconstruction, international law, self-determination, ethnic
      conflicts, minority rights, regional security and so forth.

      Since 2005, the ASN Convention has acknowledged excellence in graduate
      studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student Papers
      in five sections: Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus, Central Asia/Eurasia,
      Central Europe, Balkans, and Nationalism Studies.

      The winners at the 2008 Convention were Jesse Driscoll (Stanford U,
      Political Science) for Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus, Sarah Cameron
      (History, Yale U) and Kristin Fabbe (Political Science, MIT, US) for
      Central Asia/Eurasia/Turkey, Helena Toth (Harvard U, History) for
      Central Europe, Valentina Burrai (UC London, UK, Political Science)
      for the Balkans, and Lee Seymour (Northwestern U, Political Science)
      for Nationalism Studies. Doctoral student applicants whose proposals
      are accepted for the 2009 Convention, who have not defended their
      dissertation by 1 November 2008, and whose papers are delivered by the
      deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards.

      The 2009 Convention is also inviting submissions for documentaries or
      feature films made within the past few years and available in DVD
      format (either NTSC or PAL). Most films selected for the Convention
      will be screened during regular panel slots and will be followed by a
      discussion moderated by an academic expert. Films on the 2008 Program
      included Milosevic On Trial (Denmark, 2007), Nanking (US, 2007),
      Around Mostar, the Bridge and Bruce Lee (Italy, 2007), Yippee (US,
      2007) and The More You Speak, The More You Cry (Greece, 2007).

      The 2009 Convention invites proposals for INDIVIDUAL PAPERS or PANELS.
      A panel includes a chair, three presentations based on written papers,
      and a discussant. Proposals using an innovative format are encouraged.
      Examples of new formats include a roundtable on a new book, in which
      the author is being engaged by three discussants (twelve book panels
      were featured in the 2008 Convention); a debate between two panelists
      over a critical research or policy question, following rules of public
      debating; or special presentations based on original papers where the
      number of discussants is equal to or greater than the number of

      The 2008 Convention is also welcoming offers to serve as DISCUSSANT on
      a panel to be created by the program committee from individual paper
      proposals. The application to be considered as discussant can be
      self-standing, or accompanied by an individual paper proposal.

      There is NO APPLICATION FORM to fill out in order to send proposals to
      www.nationalities.org. All proposals and fact sheets must be sent by
      email to Dominique Arel at both darel@... and

      INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS must include the name, email and
      affiliation of the author, a postal address for paper mail, the title
      of the paper, a 500-word abstract and a 100-word biographical
      statement that includes full references of your last or forthcoming
      publication, if applicable. Long CVs will be rejected, as the bio
      statement must be sent in narrative form, like a long paragraph.
      Graduate students must indicate the title of their dissertation and
      year of projected defense. They can also submit bibliographic
      information of a recent or forthcoming publication.

      PANEL PROPOSALS must include the title of the panel, a chair, three
      paper-givers with the title of their papers, and a discussant; the
      name, affiliation, email, postal address and 100-word biographical
      statements of each participant and include full references of their
      last or forthcoming publication, if applicable. Graduate students must
      indicate the title of their dissertation, the year they join a
      doctoral program and year of projected defense. A 500-word abstract of
      each paper is not required for panel proposals.

      PROPOSALS FOR FILMS OR VIDEOS must include the name, email and
      affiliation of the author, a postal address for hard (paper mail), the
      title of the film, name of director, country and year of production, a
      500-word abstract of the theme of the film and a 100-word biographical

      PROPOSALS USING AN INNOVATIVE FORMAT must include the title of the
      panel, the names, emails, affiliations, postal addresses, 100-word
      biographical statements of each participant (same specifications as
      above) and a discussion on the proposed format.

      email, affiliation, postal address, a paragraph about the areas of
      expertise of the proposed discussant, and a 100-word biographical
      statement (same specifications as above).

      All proposals must be included IN THE BODY OF A SINGLE EMAIL, except
      for the FACT SHEET that must be attached. Attachments other than the
      Fact Sheet will be accepted only if they repeat the content of the
      email message/proposal, and if all the information is contained IN A
      SINGLE ATTACHMENT. The reception of all proposals will be acknowledged
      electronically (with some delay during deadline week, due to the high
      volume of proposals).

      Participants are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation
      costs. Unfortunately, ASN has no funding available for panelists.

      An international Program Committee will be entrusted with the
      selection of proposals. Applicants will be notified in December 2008
      or January 2009. Information regarding registration costs and other
      logistical questions will be communicated afterwards.

      The full list of panels from last year¹s convention can be accessed at

      The film lineup of last year¹s convention can be accessed at

      The programs from past conventions, going back to 2001, are also online at

      Several dozen publishers and companies have had exhibits and/or
      advertised in the Convention Program in past years. Due to
      considerations of space, advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to
      place their order early. For information, please contact Convention
      Executive Director Gordon N. Bardos (gnb12@...).

      We look forward to receiving your proposal!

      The Convention organizing committee:
      Dominique Arel, ASN President
      Gordon N. Bardos, Executive Director
      David Crowe, ASN Chair of Advisory Board
      Sherrill Stroschein, Program Chair

      Deadline for proposals: 5 November 2008 (to be sent to both
      darel@... AND darelasn2009@...)

      The ASN convention¹s headquarters are located at:

      The Harriman Institute
      Columbia University
      1216 IAB
      420 W. 118th St.
      New York, NY 10027
      Tel: 212 854 8487
      Fax: 212 666 3481
      Email: gnb12@...

      2009 annual conference: "Race, Labor, and the City: Crises Old and New."

      The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) and the Fund
      for Labor Culture and History (Laborlore Conversations IV)

      Dates: Thursday, 28 May - Sunday, 31 May, 2009
      Location: Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

      As Chicago developed into a metropolis, it became a city "proud to be
      Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and
      Freight Handler to the Nation." Control over these and other jobs over
      the past two centuries also provoked the formation of organized labor,
      civil rights, and other working-class movements. Meeting in Chicago,
      Carl Sandburg's "City of Big Shoulders," this joint conference aims to
      bring together academics, activists, and other enthusiasts of labor
      history and culture.

      All topics related to working-class life and history are welcome but
      we especially encourage proposals concerning the urban
      interconnections between work, migration, and culture. This includes
      studies of historical and contemporary working-class movements for
      economic and racial justice, analysis of struggles over gendered urban
      spaces, Latino immigration and transnational labor, and developments
      in working-class city life and leisure. While this conference is in
      Chicago, we welcome proposals that address urban working-class life
      around the globe.

      Proposals for panels should include a one-page summary, with a list of
      presenters and their topics, and brief bios and/or vitas. We encourage
      informal presentations, and discourage the reading of papers.

      Deadline: Submissions for a single paper or a panel are due no later
      than 1 December, 2008 and applicants will be contacted by 15 January,

      Others sponsors for the conference include The Chicago Center for
      Working-Class Studies, UNITE-HERE, Chicago Jobs With Justice, and the
      Association for the Study of African American Life and History-Chicago

      Convenient and low-cost housing will be available by reservation only
      at the University Center.

      For more information and submission of proposals see the conference

      Call for Papers: Socially Sustainable Development in Russia

      Application Deadline: 1 December 2008

      The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce a new series of workshops
      on "Socially Sustainable Development in Russia." All modern states
      face the challenge of promoting economic development while ensuring
      the social sustainability of that development. Economic progress and
      business interests compete with other interests of society as a whole,
      such as protecting the environment and other social needs like
      education, health care, and pensions—commonly referred to as the
      social safety net. Russia is confronted by additional interrelated
      challenges that further complicate this competition of economic and
      social interests. How Russia handles these challenges will prove
      significant in determining Russia's relative economic and political
      position in the world.

      The first of these challenges is overcoming the legacies of the Soviet
      era and the economic unravelling of the 1990s. The Soviet social
      safety net was largely undone during the 1990s, and the fight to
      replace the various components of that safety net is still underway
      between the branches of government, and between the state and the
      private sector. The second challenge is closely related; inequality,
      both between groups in society (social inequality) and between and
      within regions (spatial inequality), is a key issue that, if left
      unaddressed, could challenge the stability of the state and society.
      Further complicating Russia's task are alarming demographic trends.
      With the Russian population declining by about 700,000 people each
      year, there is a very real concern that in the future Russia may lack
      the population to sustain its economy, its military, and even its
      territorial integrity. Finally, the Russian government has stated its
      intention to balance its extraordinary wealth in energy and natural
      resources with the need to develop a post-industrial economy. Yet the
      resurgence of the state in the economy is restraining the growth of
      other new businesses in precisely those knowledge-based industries
      that Russia will need.

      The Workshop Series is designed to serve as a forum in which junior
      scholars from a variety of disciplines discuss different aspects of
      research topics, share research findings, and provide policy
      recommendations. Participants in the series will explore the ways in
      which policymakers and practitioners can find mutually beneficial
      dialogue with academics. These workshops will be led by human
      geographer Michael Bradshaw, University of Leicester, U.K. and Chatham
      House, London, and will bring together a dozen U.S. researchers from
      various disciplines with recent field experience for two meetings.

      The first workshop will take place in early 2009, and will serve as a
      forum for the participants to present their current research. Themes
      identified at the first workshop will serve as the basis for new or
      revised research to be completed by the second meeting in Fall 2009.
      Key policy actors such as World Bank and U.S. Department of State
      officials will be brought into dialogue with the workshop participants
      at the second meeting.

      Selection for the workshop series will be based on an open national

      Participation in the series is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent
      residents only. Applicants should be at the post-doctoral level
      (pre-tenure) or be Ph.D. candidates who have completed field research
      for their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of
      professional achievement is expected. The workshop series is
      interdisciplinary. Any area of social science or humanities research
      that focuses on issues of economic development and social
      sustainability in Russia is welcome. The Kennan Institute will provide
      per diem costs and travel support for workshop participants.

      Deadline: Interested applicants should submit an abstract (fewer than
      1000 words) of their current research, a current CV, and two letters
      of recommendation to:

      Economic Development and Social Sustainability in Russia Workshop,
      Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center,
      One Woodrow Wilson Plaza,
      1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
      Washington, DC 20004-3027.

      Abstracts and resumes may be sent by email to: Joseph Dresen
      (joseph.dresen@...). Recommendation letters must be sent
      by mail. All application materials must be in English and must be
      received by 1 December 2008.

      When writing your proposal, please keep in mind that the objective of
      these workshops is to shed new light on the issue of Russian economic
      development and the social consequences of that development. What is
      happening on the ground in Russia? Are problem areas being recognized
      and addressed, either by federal or local government agencies or the
      private sector? Issues of particular interest include economic
      diversification and small/medium business development, infrastructure
      issues, social safety net issues, and social/spatial inequality.

      The "Socially Sustainable Development in Russia " Workshop is
      supported by the Program of Research and Training on Eastern Europe
      and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).
      For further information, please contact Joseph Dresen at 202-691-4245
      or (Joseph.Dresen@...).

      For more information on how to apply, interested applicants should

      International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War 2009


      Three partner institutions the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE IDEAS,
      the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), the Center for
      Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California Santa Barbara,
      are pleased to announce their 2009 International Graduate Student
      Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the London School of
      Economics on 24-26 April, 2009.

      The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to
      present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in
      the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on
      any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest
      are papers that make use of newly available primary sources.

      Deadline: A two-page proposal and a brief academic C.V. (in Word or
      PDF format), should be submitted to IDEAS.cwc2009@... by 25
      January 2009 to be considered.

      Notification of acceptance will be made by 24 February. Successful
      applicants will be expected to email their papers by 24 March. Further
      questions may be directed to the conference coordinator, Artemy
      Kalinovsky, at the aforementioned e-mail address.

      The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members
      from GW, UCSB, LSE and elsewhere. The accommodation cost of student
      participants will be covered by the organizers (from 24-26 April), but
      students will need to cover the costs of their travel to London.

      In 2003, GW and UCSB first joined their separate spring conferences,
      and two years later, LSE became a co-sponsor. The three cold war
      centers now hold a jointly sponsored conference each year, alternating
      among the three campuses. For more information on our three programs,
      please visit the respective Web sites:

      http://www.ieres.org for GWCW;
      http://www.history.ucsb.edu/projects/ccwsfor CCWS;
      http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/IDEAS for IDEAS-CWSC.

      Please access the attached hyperlink for an important electronic
      communications disclaimer:

      Kind Regards,

      Artemy Kalinovsky
      IDEAS-Cold War Studies Centre
      PhD Candidate
      Department of International History
      London School of Economics

      The VIII World Congress of the International Council for Central and
      East European Studies

      Dates: 26-31July, 2010
      Location: Stockholm, Sweden,

      Address for abstracts and registration: www.iccees2010.se

      The theme of the Congress is: "Eurasia: Prospects for Wider Cooperation".

      The academic hosts are Stockholm University, Södertörn University
      College and Stockholm School of Economics. The Congress will be held
      at Stockholm City Conference Centre located in the very centre of the
      City. The local organizer of the Congress is the Sällskapet för
      studier av Ryssland, Central-och Östeuropa samt Centralasien (The
      Swedish Society for the Study of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe
      and Central Asia).

      Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2009.

      You are invited to attend the Congress, participate in its panels and
      roundtables and enjoy the abundant cultural program on offer in the
      city of Stockholm.

      Hjärtligt välkomna!


      The impact of 1989 on Europe, East and West

      We are seeking essayistic reflections as well as research and review
      articles that address the impact of the events of 1989 (revolutions in
      CEE, break up of the USSR, China after Tiananmen, new world order,
      end of history etc.) on Europe, East and West. In breaking with the
      prevalent regional focus of transition-cum-transformation studies, we
      wish to examine the wider impact on Europe, particularly on the
      formerly Western half of Europe and on a variety of European and
      transatlantic projects begun before 1989 such as the EU, NATO, CSCE
      etc. Also particularly welcome are comparative studies that
      simultaneously encompass cases from the former Eastern and Western Europe.

      This call for papers is embedded in ongoing research, conference and
      publishing projects of the Research Network 1989. Among these are: -

      § A conference on the impact of 1989 on Europe, which is to be held at
      the European University Institute in November 2008;
      § A working paper series as well as a publishing programme (books);
      § Seed monies to develop a research agenda.

      A good selection of information is available online and interested
      authors are asked to have a look at these materials.

      Responses are requested in the form of an abstract by 5 October 2008.
      One page with contact details is sufficient in the first instance.
      Authors are encouraged to indicate how their ideas are relevant to a
      wider audience of scholars and of the public.

      Please email your expression of interest to: chris.armbruster@...

      Some research questions as food for thought:
      - If 1989 (and 1991) signifies the breakdown of the Soviet empire, the
      collapse of state socialism and the end of the Cold War, how did this
      impact Western Europe?
      - Does the time between 1989 and 2004, with the consolidation of an
      enlarged European Union and newly emergent European configurations in
      areas as diverse as democracy and higher education
      constitute a distinctive period of European history and transformation?
      - While the transformation from 1989 to 2004 is relatively well
      researched for Eastern Europe, if within a one-sided regional
      framework of transition or transformation studies, what do we know
      about the
      co-transformation of the existing European Union member states and
      their societies?

      Chris Armbruster
      Executive Director, Research Network 1989

      Full papers available on the Internet:

      Discerning the Global in the European Revolutions of 1989

      Explaining 1989 - Soviet Imperial Breakdown and Structural Stasis

      Only a Bright Moment in a Century of War, Genocide and Terror? On the
      Significance of the Revolutions of 1989 http://ssrn.com/abstract=1261193

      The Quality of Democracy in Europe: Soviet Illegitimacy and the
      Negotiated Revolutions of 1989 http://ssrn.com/abstract=1153416

      Soviet Relations of Domination: Legitimate or Illegitimate?

      Slovo – an inter-disciplinary journal of Russian, Eurasian and East
      European affairs

      Published by postgraduates of the School of Slavonic and East European

      CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 21.1 (Spring 2009)

      Deadline: 27 October 2008

      Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and
      review articles are welcome from all research students and academics.

      Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent via e-mail attachment
      to slovo@... or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. All
      research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to
      the MHRA Style guide in advance of submission (available for download
      for free from the MHRA website).

      All manuscripts are refereed and undergo a review process.
      Contributions submitted must not be under consideration by other
      publications at the time of submission. The editors reserve the right
      to make any changes thought to be necessary or appropriate to
      typescripts accepted for publication. A duplicate should be retained
      by the author. No disks or hard copies shall be returned. The maximum
      length for consideration of an article is 6,000-7,000 words (including
      footnotes), and 700 words for a review.

      The deadline for article submissions for Volume 21.1 is the 27th of
      October. If you have any queries about becoming a contributor for
      Slovo please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via slovo@ssees.
      ucl.ac.uk and we will be happy to assist.

      Not ready to submit an article? Then why not write a book or film
      review? Contact Slovo for more details.

      Representations of Nazism in the Modern World


      Editors are seeking contributions to a collection, provisionally
      entitled: Monsters in the Mirror: Representations of Nazism in
      Post-War Popular Culture. The collection aims to bring together an
      interdisciplinary range of studies on the perennial fascination with
      all things `Nazi' in the modern world. As teachers of the history of
      Nazi Germany, we are astonished by the lack of critical attention paid
      to the proliferation of Nazi symbols, Nazi culture, Nazi ideology, and
      characterizations of Hitler in the post-war era. Nazidom remains an
      obsession for many even though more than sixty years have passed since
      the demise of Hitler's regime. The archetypal image of `the
      Nazi'–jackboots and all–is commensurate with `ultimate evil' in many
      cultural representations and in the general public understanding. In
      other representations, a glorified acontextual idea of the Nazi past
      is fetishized and glamorized. In advertising, `Hitler' sells almost as
      well as sex. We wish to investigate these representations and the
      obsessions that surround them and ask the following questions: Why has
      Nazidom become a cultural constant and a frame of reference so
      frequently drawn upon that it is commonplace? How has the Nazi past
      been acontextually appropriated for all manner of cultural and
      political ends? In what ways are Nazi references part of every-day
      culture? This collection seeks to fill a major gap in the academic
      literature on the legacies of Nazi Germany and the politics of popular

      Deadline: To this end, we call for interested academics to submit a
      500-word abstract to us by 1 November 2008 (address below). Please
      include a brief bio and a full CV. We would expect full papers (9,000
      words, including references) by 1 June 2009. We encourage submissions
      from a range of fields including, but not restricted to, history,
      cultural studies, music, film and media studies, literary studies, and
      gender studies. We welcome a variety of approaches including studies
      across time, geography, and comparative cultural enquiry.

      For more information, please contact:

      Dr. Maartje Abbenhuis and Dr. Sara Buttsworth
      Department of History
      University of Auckland
      Private Bag 92019
      Auckland 1142
      New Zealand

      Email: m.abbenhuis@...

      Journal of Hate Studies


      The Gonzaga University Institute for Action Against Hate* is
      soliciting submissions for the seventh volume of the peer-reviewed,
      interdisciplinary Journal of Hate Studies.

      We are interested in papers from various disciplines that address "The
      Science of Hate." This may include research and knowledge about hate's
      origins and manifestations seen through the lenses of empirical
      sciences that rely on experimental, quantifiable data or the
      scientific method and emphasize reliability and validity. We are also
      interested in papers that explore solutions and strategies for
      addressing hate from an empirical perspective, as well as methods and
      content that may combat the manifestation of hate. A special
      invitation is extended to scholars from disciplines such as biology,
      medicine, chemistry, economics, genetics, cybernetic evolution, and
      the neurosciences.

      Submissions are welcome from all disciplines.

      Deadline: Submissions are due by 1 February 2009, and should be
      between 5000-10,000 words. Submissions should include one hard copy
      and an electronic copy in MS Word format. Please do not submit PDF
      files. Submissions should be presented in APA format and contain
      endnotes rather than footnotes.

      Address submissions and questions to:
      Gonzaga University,
      Institute for Action Against Hate,
      AD Box 43, 502 E. Boone Avenue,
      Spokane WA 99258-0043.

      Email address: againsthate@...
      Tel: (509) 323-3665.

      *The Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate was founded as a
      positive and enduring vehicle for combating hate and hate crimes on
      campuses and in communities throughout the nation. The Institute's
      primary goal is to focus multi-disciplinary academic resources on the
      causes and effects of hate as well as potential strategies for
      combating hate. Please visit us at www.gonzaga.edu./againsthate.

      James Mohr
      Assistant Director
      Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate
      502 E. Boone Ave, Box 43
      Spokane, WA 99258

      International Political Anthropology

      International Political Anthropology is a new interdisciplinary,
      peer-reviewed journal that will be published bi-annually. It provides
      a forum for interdisciplinary and comparative scholarship, addressing
      problems and concerns of the contemporary political world through the
      prism of anthropologically based approaches. It gives voice to
      conceptual and methodological creativity, linking the study of
      politics to perspectives and tools drawn from disciplines, subject
      areas, and modes of enquiry that were long considered irrelevant to
      the study of politics proper.

      International Political Anthropology invites contributions that link
      contemporary problems of politics to the comparative analysis of
      civilisations, mythology, archaeology, history of the longue durée,
      religion, symbolism, violence, or political spirituality. We also
      encourage contributions that thematise the pre-political links between
      human beings and authority in themes such as gift-giving, trust,
      beauty, truth, and truth-telling. We are similarly interested in
      submissions that connect analysis of historical crises with the
      interpretation of meaning as a central aspect of the formation of
      leaders, political consciousness, or social cohesion.

      International Political Anthropology recognises that institutional
      accounts of politics within the frame of the state and in the
      relations between states have exhausted their capability to provide
      meaningful accounts of
      contemporary events, such as the collapse of communism and the end of
      the Cold War, the crisis of the nation-state, the proliferation of new
      forms of violence and war, the resurgence of religion as a political
      force, or the acute and seemingly worldwide crisis of political
      leadership, all relating to the ongoing globalization processes. While
      the contemporary study of politics is predominantly contained within
      the temporal and mental horizon of the Enlightenment, assuming that
      modernity can be studied on its own terms, this journal wishes to
      approach contemporary problems with a genuine sense for expanding
      horizons to both non-Western and pre-modern, even ancient political
      societies. It aims to root the understanding of contemporary problems
      in a range of traditions and streams of thought that encompass
      Antiquity, Renaissance, early modernity, and theoretical attempts in
      the course of the 20th century that worked towards bringing these
      threads together. Recognizing that many of the greatest figures of
      political thought lived through periods of crisis or dissolution of
      order, this journal thus opens up possibilities for an experiential as
      opposed to a 'scholastic' type of theory building, where experience
      shapes political consciousness, interpretive Judgments, and

      Each issue of the Journal is divided into three sections:
      1) free-standing articles,
      2) a Symposium or reflections, and commentaries relating to a
      specific theme, and
      3) book reviews, review articles, and comments to the Journal.

      We happily accept proposals for all three sections, although book
      reviews and review articles will normally be solicited by the Chief

      While the working language of the Journal is English, our explicit aim
      is to incorporate and disseminate scholarship produced outside the
      English-speaking world. In short, we are interested in contributions that
      discuss innovative scholarship from any corner of the academic
      landscape. The editorial board of the Journal of International
      Political Anthropology is composed of leading scholars within the
      above mentioned disciplines and approaches.

      Submissions should be sent electronically to Harald Wydra.

      Dr. Harald Wydra
      St Catharine's College
      University of Cambridge
      Cambridge, CB2 1RX
      United Kingdom
      Phone: 0044-1223-337856

      Email: hbw23@...
      Visit the website at http://www.ipa3.com

      Yalkut Moreshet, Journal for the Study of the Holocaust & Anti-Semitism

      Yalkut Moreshet, Journal for the Study of the Holocaust and
      Anti-Semitism is a joint publication of the Stephen Roth Institute for
      the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism, Tel Aviv
      University, Moreshet - Mordechai Anielevich Memorial, and the Yale
      Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA).
      The journal deals with past and present aspects of anti-Semitism, the
      Holocaust and related issues. Four issues are published yearly – two
      in Hebrew and two in English – providing a reputable forum for
      well-known as well as young scholars worldwide.

      Scholars are invited to share the findings of their research on
      relevant issues in different periods and areas. All papers accepted
      for publication in Moreshet are refereed by experts in the field. The
      article should average 8,000-10,000 words. Manuscripts for
      IBM-compatible computers should be e-mailed as an attached Word file
      to one of the following:

      anti@... (for the attention of Beryl Belsky, Stephen Roth
      arielh@... (for the attention of Dr. Ariel Hurwitz, Moreshet)
      charles.small@... (for the attention of Dr. Charles Small, YIISA)

      Anthropology of East Europe Review

      I would like to invite the members of the listserv to subscribe to the
      journal "Anthropology of East Europe Review", and to submit your work
      for publication with us. The journal is published twice annually and
      highlights the latest research on the anthropology of Eastern Europe
      and Eurasia.


      We invite you to submit articles on current research projects for the
      "Open Forum" section of the journal.
      We are also accepting proposals for the guest-edited "Symposium"
      section--a forum for publishing collections of papers on a theme.
      We are also seeking submissions of syllabi or essays on teaching
      related to the anthropology of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

      Individual papers should be no more than 7,000 words (including
      endnotes and references).
      Please send your electronic submissions as a Microsoft Word .doc file
      to: <anthroeasteuropereview@...>

      SUBSCRIPTIONS: Individual subscriptions are $30/year, or with a
      discounted $15/year rate for students and residents of the region.
      Library subscriptions are $50/year; please ask your institution's
      librarian to carry the journal if it does not already subscribe.
      Subscribe or renew today by visiting the PayPal link on our homepage
      (see below), or write to the editors at
      <anthroeasteuropereview@...> for a downloadable subscription
      form if you'd prefer to pay by check.

      WEBSITE: The Web Page for the Anthropology of East Europe Review
      contains links to previously published issues and a PayPal
      subscription link. It can be found at this URL (please note—updated
      from previous post): http://condor.depaul.edu/~rrotenbe/aeer/

      We look forward to your participation in the journal as subscribers
      and contributors!

      Krista Harper
      (Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and the Center for
      Public Policy and Administration,
      University of Massachusetts,
      Amherst, MA 01003
      Co-editor-in-chief, Anthropology of East Europe Review,
      Machmer Hall 215,
      University of Massachusetts,
      Amherst, MA 01003)

      Email: anthroeasteuropereview@...

      Studies in East European Thought

      Editor-in-Chief: Edward M. Swiderski


      Following its demise of Marxism-Leninism throughout the former Soviet
      empire and its satellites, scholars in these lands were faced with the
      task of 'reconstructing' the conceptual foundations, research
      programs, institutional settings, as well as the very ethos of
      intellectual practices, in particular in the humanities studies and
      social science.

      Today, nearly two decades after Gorbachev implemented the perestroika
      and New Thinking, it is time to begin to review the path and current
      state of this 'reconstruction'. Questions to ask include: What is the
      state of 'theory' and 'method' in the human and social sciences? Have
      these disciplines construed discourses and 'ontological commitments'
      in the investigation of social being, culture, political processes,
      etc. that are remote from the former worldview? Do theory and method
      in these disciplines harmonize today with the traditions and
      perspectives of mainstream Western social scientific and humanities
      discourses, or are they orthogonal to the salient issues in the
      latter? How have the changes in question occurred?; what kinds of
      conceptual resources have been implemented?; to what effects at the
      institutional level (e.g. in teaching curricula, research projects,
      including national programs, publications, including translations,
      etc.)? Are 'scientific communities' (communities of discourse)
      thriving throughout the formerly communist world? Who are the leading

      The editors of Studies in East European Thought (SEET) invite
      contributions from scholars concerned with such issues. Papers will be
      grouped and published according to theme or rubrics in successive
      issues of the journal.

      Themes of particular relevance for which the editors invite
      contributions include:

      * social theory, including political theory foundational questions:
      the concepts of the social, the cultural, the political, the concept
      of agency, etc. following the demise of Marxism-Leninism
      * foundational questions in metaphysics and epistemology
      * the standing of 'culture theory' (e.g., Russian 'kul'turologija')
      * the reception of Western theories and methods as well as
      intellectual traditions
      * the reassessment of 'local' intellectual traditions ethics, moral theory
      * theology and religious studies
      * aesthetics, the philosophy of art and art criticism
      * historiography and philosophy of history
      * styles of thought, the 'culture' of intellectual practices, the
      question of 'continuity' (e.g. Russian 'philosophical culture')
      * the sources of normativity in the civic sphere (e.g.

      Submit your contributions to: Edward.Swiderski@...

      Contributors are asked to submit written proposals for papers (in
      English preferably; however, German contributions will be considered)
      – of not more than one page – to the editor: Edward.Swiderski@...

      Working Paper Series, Research Network 1989

      Dear colleagues,

      With hindsight it seems clear that the social and cultural sciences
      fared no better in anticipating the consequences than the causes of
      1989. There is an irony to this insofar as many of those who, after
      1989, anticipated West-East divergence, had in earlier times posited
      East-West convergence. These successive theoretical and conceptual
      failures in understanding contemporary change will preoccupy the
      scholars of the next generation. It will be interesting to explore in
      how far the discursive Zeitgeist lets scholars adopt conceptual
      frameworks a priori, to which empirical evidence is then simply
      assimilated. While the earlier faulty anticipation of convergence was
      based on the notion of modernization, the later and equally faulty
      anticipation of divergence was based on the notion of civilization.

      We may remember that knowledgeable international observers, in East
      and West, anticipated that transition would be painful and
      contradictory and was likely to fail: on logical and historical
      grounds (e.g. Dahrendorf, Elster, Offe, Przeworski, Stark, Sztompka).
      It was noted that a synchronized transition of politics, economics and
      culture was needed.

      A. The general impossibility of synchronized transition in politics,
      economics and culture was assumed. A dilemma of simultaneity was
      declared, pointing to unresolved issues of territory, constitution and
      B. Particularly the cultural legacy, variously analysed as
      civilizational gap, unwanted modernity and homo sovieticus or as the
      return of the repressed, i.e. ethnic nationalism and internecine
      warfare, was seen as undermining economic and political transition.
      C. Path-dependency was invoked to argue that co-ordinated and
      simultaneous change across whole societies is impossible.

      Yet, holistic reform is exactly what was attempted and happened in
      Eastern Europe. Twenty years after 1989 there can be no doubt that
      those Eastern European countries that underwent a negotiated,
      non-violent revolution (e.g. Central Europe, Baltic States, Slovenia)
      have largely achieved the intended outcome: consolidating
      constitutional democracy, achieving high growth rates and integrating
      into the trans-national flows of capital, labour, goods and services.

      I would be interested to hear from those interested in re-assessing
      the causes and consequences of 1989 in CEE, the former Soviet Union
      and worldwide (including the former West).

      Some freely available papers are:

      Discerning the Global in the European Revolutions of 1989

      Explaining 1989 - Soviet Imperial Breakdown and Structural Stasis

      Only a Bright Moment in a Century of War, Genocide and Terror? On the
      Significance of the Revolutions of 1989 http://ssrn.com/abstract=1261193

      The Quality of Democracy in Europe: Soviet Illegitimacy and the
      Negotiated Revolutions of 1989

      Soviet Relations of Domination: Legitimate or Illegitimate?

      I should also like to draw your attention to the Working Paper series
      of the Research Network 1989, which has been designed to attract the
      best new work-in-progress from postdocs, junior faculty and advanced
      doctoral students: http://www.cee-socialscience.net/1989/papers/index.html

      Submissions to the WP series are encouraged. A successful submission
      will also make you eligible to join the Research Network 1989. Further
      information is available on the website.

      Best wishes,

      Chris Armbruster
      Executive Director, Research Network 1989


      Amnesty International – Researcher, special focus on Russia
      Deadline: 10 October 2008

      Program: Europe and Central Asia Regional Programme
      Grade: 5
      Reports to: Deputy Programme Director/ Programme Director

      Job Purpose
      As AI's lead expert on the Russian Federation, to lead on the
      development and implementation of overarching research and campaigning
      strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities,
      providing research expertise, research management, political judgment
      and analysis, communication and representational skills.

      Main Responsibilities
      To lead on the development and implementation of overarching research
      and campaigning strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed
      priorities on the Russian Federation or other geographical or thematic
      areas, including strategies to identify the most effective ways to
      address human rights concerns; and to lead on designing specific
      projects and producing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating plans
      for both these and initiatives originated by others;
      To monitor, research, investigate and analyze human rights-related
      developments in order to provide timely, accurate, independent and
      impartial assessments and expert advice on the human rights situation
      in the relevant countries or other geographical or thematic areas;
      To organize, take part in and lead, where agreed, field research and
      other missions, leading specifically on information- gathering,
      fact-finding, analysis and assessment of human rights concerns,
      including in response to crisis situations; prepare, where necessary,
      security assessments, political and other briefings in relation to the
      mission for IS management, mission participants and internal or
      external stakeholders; and represent AI in the field;
      To represent AI to external stakeholders, including in governmental,
      inter-governmental and various public forums, as well as to all forms
      of news media, civil society organizations and political, economic and
      other actors; and to communicate AI's concerns, positions and, where
      relevant, campaign strategies to external and internal stakeholders;
      To develop and maintain effective constituencies of public and
      confidential contacts and partners in and outside the organization –
      such as human rights activists, members of legal and other
      professions, UN agencies and governmental representatives – to
      optimize information gathering and verification and the development
      and implementation of effective strategies and plans;
      To write reports and other materials for publication and internal use
      and contribute to and provide expert advice in relation to written and
      other materials produced by other programmes;
      To manage research, oversee the research work carried out by the team
      and others and, as appropriate, to contribute to the selection of
      external consultants and supervise, support, coordinate and provide
      expert advice on their work;
      To contribute to the development and maintenance of an effective
      information management system;
      To contribute to the development of programme-wide strategies and
      plans for research and campaigning and provide input into internal
      discussions on the AI mission, policy, organizational and other issues
      in order to increase the effectiveness of AI's work;
      In consultation with management, to participate in the coordination of
      the work of the team, including through setting priorities, preparing
      work plans, monitoring their progress and contributing to maintaining
      basic budgets;
      To contribute to the overall flexibility of resource use and provide
      cover for other programme staff as agreed with management;
      To perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective
      self-servicing, participate in the recruitment and induction of new
      staff and consultants and perform other corporate tasks as

      Skills and Experience

      Proven experience of undertaking research on human rights or related
      Specialist knowledge and first-hand experience of the Russian
      Federation, and an in-depth understanding of the nature of key human
      rights concerns, as well as political, social, legal, economic,
      cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues in them;
      Ability to exercise good political judgment, thorough analysis and
      Ability to develop effective strategies to impact on human rights in
      the region;
      Ability to represent AI to external stakeholders and to communicate
      AI's concerns, positions and, where relevant, strategies to external
      and internal stakeholders;
      Ability to understand and express ideas in English in a fluent, clear
      and concise way, both orally and in writing, and to draft text in a
      variety of styles, e.g. documents such as substantial reports,
      government correspondence and media and action materials;
      Fluent Russian is essential;
      Ability to deal in a sensitive and understanding manner with a variety
      of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others
      who may be distressed;
      Experience of working in a team and understanding of the importance of
      efficient communications for the coordination and effective
      functioning of teams;
      Demonstrated commitment to human rights;
      Experience of managing conflicting demands, meeting deadlines and
      adjusting priorities;
      Ability and willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in
      accordance with AI's guidelines on self-servicing;
      Understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity and gender
      issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies.

      Conflict of Interest Policy

      Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or
      organization, personal association or other factor which may generate
      a real or perceived conflict of interest with AI's principles
      (specifically independence and impartiality) , or raise a security
      concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key
      functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the
      candidate from being appointed.

      Terms and conditions

      Salary: Full time salary of £37,577 per annum
      Hours: 35 hours per week
      Location: Clerkenwell, central London
      Contract duration: Fixed term contract of up to one year
      Holidays: Full time staff receive 27 days per annum plus two Amnesty
      International grace day and statutory and national public holidays .
      Office hours: 09.30 - 17.30 or 10.00 - 18.00 by arrangement
      Relocation: A generous relocation assistance package will be available
      for staff members (and their dependents) recruited from over 80 km/50
      miles from the International Secretariat office in which the post is
      Life insurance: 4 x gross salary
      Travel loan: Interest free travel loan for bus, underground, or rail
      travel to work (no qualifying period)
      Pension: You are encouraged to join the Amnesty International
      Superannuation Scheme. This is a defined contribution to which Amnesty
      International contributes 7% of gross salary and will match individual
      employee contributions up to an additional 3%.
      Cultural Diversity: All staff will work collectively and individually
      to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a
      variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.
      Health and Safety: All staff are required to comply with Amnesty
      International's policy and rules relating to Health and Safety and its
      security regulations at work.
      Work Permit: Will it be possible to obtain a UK work permit for this
      post? Yes
      Probation: A 6 month probation period will be included in the contract
      for this position.

      Request for Research Proposals on Advanced German and European Studies

      The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up
      to one-year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is
      open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines,
      including historians working on modern and contemporary German and
      European history.

      The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or
      permanent residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be
      full-time graduate students who have achieved ABD status by the time
      the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S.
      and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past
      two calendar years.

      The Berlin Program is based at, funded and administered by the Freie
      Universität Berlin. The program's publicity and selection process is
      organized in cooperation with the German Studies Association (GSA).

      Deadline: 1 December 2008

      For more complete information and an application form, visit our
      website at
      http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~bprogram/ or send an email to

      Karin Goihl
      Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies
      Freie Universitaet Berlin
      Garystr. 45
      14195 Berlin
      Phone: +49 30 838 56671
      Fax: +49 30 838 56672

      IV OTHER

      Ab Imperio Network on Empire and Nationalism Studies

      Ab Imperio International Quarterly announces the launch of the new
      English and Russian Network on Empire and Nationalism Studies


      This website is designed to bring together scholars from different
      regions working on empire and nationalism studies. You can visit the
      website and register on http://net.abimperio.net
      The website is in Russian and in English.

      We invite scholars to submit information on their research interests
      and their current research projects for our database of scholars. For
      doing so, you will need to go to http://net.abimperio.net/en/scholars,
      fill in the form and send it to net@....

      If you want to inform your colleagues about forthcoming conferences,
      seminars and summer schools you can do this by adding relevant
      announcements on http://net.abimperio.net/en/conferences or by writing
      to the website moderator at net@.... If you are looking for
      partners for your research projects or grant
      applications you can post announcements on
      http://net.abimperio.net/en/forum/77 or write directly to the moderator.

      The website offers an opportunity to exchange your books and articles,
      to launch discussions on topics of your research, to share your
      experience of archival and field work within the corresponding forums on

      We have created and are updating a database of Russian archives and
      archives of other post-Soviet states on

      We kindly ask scholars to send us information about archives in their
      country or city possibly including information on their summer opening

      We also invite scholars to send us announcements about books recently
      published at their local universities or publishing houses. We kindly
      ask scholars to send us reviews of academic works studying history and
      sociology of national, imperial and post-imperial societies. Please
      address these reviews and announcements to net@.... Later on
      we will provide for opportunity to post this information directly on
      our web-site.

      All questions, proposals and information concerning the website you
      can address to the moderator and content manager of the website to

      Ab Imperio hopes that this web resource will serve as a platform to
      build an international scholarly association dedicated to the study of
      empire and nationalism, and will be a useful tool in academic work and
      teaching activities.

      Best regards,
      Dilyara Suleymanova (web-site moderator and content manager)
      Ab Imperio team

      Enacting Citizenship

      Please see the recently launched website:
      http://enacting-citizenship.eu It is an exciting and dynamic
      resource for scholars of European citizenship, and for those studying
      citizenship in general. A permanent link to it will also soon appear
      on the H-Citizenship resources page.

      Dr. Aaron B. Retish
      Assistant Professor
      Department of History
      Wayne State University
      3107 FAB
      Detroit, MI 48202
      Tel: 313-577-6143

      Online Catalogue of icons in the British Museum

      See Yury Bobrov; ed. by Christ Entwhistle, A catalogue of the Russian
      icons in the British Museum, July 2008.
      An online catalogue of Russian icons in the British Museum (which has
      the largest such public collection in Britain [enlarge-able, quality
      images, descriptive text, essays, etc.]).


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