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    THE RUSSIAN NATIONALISM LISTSERV A Monthly Newsletter of Opportunities & Events Vol. 1, No. 5(5), 2 November 2008 Compilers: Parikrama Gupta & Andreas Umland C
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      THE RUSSIAN NATIONALISM LISTSERV
      A Monthly Newsletter of Opportunities & Events
      Vol. 1, No. 5(5), 2 November 2008
      Compilers: Parikrama Gupta & Andreas Umland

      C O N T E N T S

      I CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
      - Russia and the Modern World, Moscow 16.-18.4.09 (1.12)
      - The Russian Bear, Plyos 21.-22.5.09 (1.12)
      - Racism, Immigration and Citizenship, Baltimore 30.4.09 (15.12)
      - Slavic Studies (German), Kiel 23.1.09 (19.12.)
      II PUBLICATION PROJECTS
      - Studies in Slavic Cultures VIII, Pittsburgh 1.12.08
      - "Neo-Eurasianism" and the "New Right," Eichstaett 31.12.08
      III UPCOMING EVENTS
      - Race, Ethnicity and Religion, Chicago 14.-15.11.08
      - Cold War Culture, London 21.-22.11.08
      - History of Stalinism, Moscow 5.-7.12.08
      IV FUNDING & JOB OPPORTUNITIES
      - Assist. Prof. Imperial Russia, Philadelphia 1.12.08
      IV OTHER
      - Winter School on Modelling, Barcelona 11.-14.1.09 (15.11.)
      - Launch: "Antisemitism Handbook", Berlin 10.11.08

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      I CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS

      Fifth International Inter-University Scientific Conference "Russia &
      the Modern World: Problems of Political Development"

      Date: 16-18 April, 2009 Place: Institute of Business & Politics, Moscow

      Dear colleagues!

      We invite you to take part in the anniversary conference: V
      International Inter-University Scientific Conference "Russia & Modern
      World: Problems of Political Development"

      There is suggested to discuss the following issues in the framework of
      conference:

      Civil Society and Law State: Problems of Establishment - Problems of
      Dialogue of the Federal Power and Regional Elite: Experience and
      Prospects – Modern Russia: World Policy Challenges - Economic Aspects
      of Political Development of Russia - Commonwealth of Independent
      States (CIS): Problems and Prospects of Interaction - Confessional
      Nature of International Relations and Domestic Policy - Modern Elites:
      Identification Problems - Image of Russia in the Design of European
      and Oriental Identities - Religion in the System of Political Culture
      of Russia: History and Modern Trends - Cultural Aspects of the
      Globalization - Literature of the XX – XXI Centuries in
      Social-Political Aspects - Models of University Education in the
      Modern World - Representation of the Modern Russian in Domestic and
      Foreign Mass Media

      Conference languages: Russian, English

      The abstracts (300 words) should be submitted with the registration
      form to the Organizing Committee by e-mail: ibp-polit@....

      Deadline for the abstracts: 1 December 2008. The Organizing Ñommittee
      shall reserve the right to select papers. The confirmations about the
      inclusion in the Program of IV International Inter-University
      Scientific Conference will be sent during January 2009. After
      receiving the confirmation it'll be possible to submit the full paper
      by e-mail to ibp-polit@....

      Scientific paper submissions will be accepted till 10 March 2009.

      REGISTRATION FORM

      Surname
      Name
      Academic degree
      Academic rank
      Title of report (speech)
      Position
      Place of permanent job
      Telephone (office)
      E-mail
      Telephone (home)
      Address (home)
      Technical means required for address

      Please address for more information by e-mail to: ibp-polit@... or
      on the phone: (495) 912-06-46 (ext. 157).

      Organizing Ñommittee
      Institute of Business & Politics,
      109004,Moscow, B.Kommunisticheskaja, 13
      (495)912-06-46 (ext.157)

      Email: ibp-polit@...
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      The Russian Bear: History, Semiotics, Politics
      International workshop at the Center for Ethnic and Nationalism
      Studies, Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo-Plyos, Russia
      Dates: 21-22 May 2009

      CALL FOR PAPERS

      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 during
      post-Soviet times.

      The workshop will focus on the following questions:

      * What is the history of the image of the Russian Bear?
      * What meanings has the Russian Bear taken on in Russian and foreign
      cultures?
      * How have the identity politics of Russian nationalism exploited this
      image?
      * How is the Russian Bear 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 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.

      Deadline: Please send your abstract (up to 300 words) and personal
      details (name, current institutional affiliation, title/position,
      E-mail address) by 1 December 2008, via email, to the following
      address: riabov1@...

      For further details about the workshop, please visit:
      http://www.ivanovo.ac.ru/win1251/struct/cens2004/russianbear.htm

      Please share this information with interested colleagues!

      On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

      Oleg V. Riabov D.Sc.,
      Professor
      Ivanovo State University
      Riabov1@...
      www.ivanovo.ac.ru/win1251/struct/cens2004/cens.htmII
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      Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship in Contemporary Plural Societies

      30 April 2009, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

      CALL FOR PAPERS

      What is the relationship between racism, immigration and the privilege
      and practice of citizenship? How might our understanding of the
      interactions between these independent yet overlapping processes
      enable scholars and governments to better comprehend political and
      cultural pluralism in contemporary societies? These are the motivating
      questions undergirding the first international conference of the
      project on Racism, Immigration and Citizenship (RIC). RIC is a
      cross-regional, comparative research effort that seeks to identify
      both general and anomalous forms of interaction between immigration
      and racism, and their combined effect upon how groups and states shape
      citizenship laws and practices.

      Some of the common questions we seek to address across cases are:
      1. How salient are somatic differences within racial classification
      and codification across societies?
      2. What is the role of citizenship criteria and privilege in
      perpetuating or eliminating racial hierarchy?
      3. Do societies with jus soli citizenship policies exhibit fewer
      indicators of racial inequality than those with jus sanguinis policies?

      We seek paper proposals from scholars interested in these and other
      related questions. Proposals should include the paper title, the
      author's contact information, and an abstract of no more than 300 words.

      Deadline: The deadline for proposal submission is 15 December, 2008.
      Send proposals to: ricconference@...
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      SLAVISTISCHE STUDENTENKONFERENZ

      An alle Studenten der Slavistik und diejenigen, die Slavistik als
      Hobby haben:

      Die IV. SLAVISTISCHE STUDENTENKONFERENZ ist in Vorbereitung!

      Die Konferenz findet am 23.01.2009 ab 09.00 Uhr am Institut für
      Slavistik der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Leibnizstraße
      10 statt.

      Fächer:
      - Russisch
      - Polnisch
      - Tschechisch

      Bereiche:
      - Kultur, Politik, Geschichte
      - Literatur
      - Sprachwissenschaft

      Von Teilnehmern werden Referate (etwa 20 Minuten) erwartet, die dem
      Publikum über ihr Interesse in jeweiligen Bereichen berichten.

      Bitte schicken Sie Ihre Abstracts (eine Seite, DIN-A4-Format) bis zum
      19.12.2008

      für das Russische an Dr. Anna Weigl (LS 10, R. 308):
      aweigl@...-kiel.de,

      für das Polnische an Katarzyna Rózanska (LS 10, R. 304):
      rozanska@...-kiel.de,

      für das Tschechische an Petr Nádenícek (LS 10, R. 308):
      nadenicek@...-kiel.de.

      Falls Sie weitere Fragen haben, stehen wir Ihnen gerne zur Verfügung.
      ===================


      II PUBLICATION PROJECTS

      Studies in Slavic Cultures VIII

      University of Pittsburgh, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

      CALL FOR PAPERS

      MEMORY
      How does memory mediate between events of the past and the demands of
      the present? Is it an object of reflection or construction of the
      historical, cultural, and individual events? How is memory used as a
      cultural device, and why? Does culture depend on memory? What are the
      mechanisms and motivations for memory creation/construction in Slavic
      cultures?

      Studies in Slavic Cultures is now accepting submissions for the 2009
      issue. The theme of this issue is "Memory," and we welcome graduate
      student submissions investigating any aspect of this topic in relation
      to literary, visual, performative, and other areas of contemporary or
      non-contemporary culture in Russia and Eastern Europe.

      Deadline: The deadline for submissions is 1 DECEMBER 2008. Queries
      and submissions should be sent to Erin Alpert, Olga Klimova, and Elise
      Thorsen at sisc@...

      Please visit the following link for detailed submission and formatting
      guidelines: www.pitt.edu/~slavic/sisc

      SISC is published by members of the Department of Slavic Languages and
      Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, with support from the
      Center for Russian and East European Studies. The journal consists
      entirely of analytical articles by graduate students, appears
      annually, runs to approximately 120 pages, and is devoted to Slavic
      culture. SISC is an image-friendly publication, and the editors
      encourage applicants to submit visuals to accompany their work.

      Best Regards,

      Elise Thorsen
      University of Pittsburgh
      enthorsen@...
      ----------------

      CALL FOR PAPERS
      [Please, feel free to forward, re-post or publish.]

      "'Neo-Eurasianism,' the 'Conservative Revolution,' and the 'New Right'
      in Post-Soviet Russia" - a special issue of "Forum noveishchei
      vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul'tury"
      (http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html).

      Deadline for non-Russian papers (yet to be translated): 31 December 2008.
      Deadline for Russian-language papers: 31 January 2009.
      Deadline for submission of edited final version: 30 March 2009.

      ZIMOS, the Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies
      in Bavaria, invites research papers for a 2009 special issue of its
      interdisciplinary Russian-language web journal "Forum for Contemporary
      East European History and Culture" (vol. 6). The Russian "Forum" has
      been published twice per year, since 2004, as a scholarly WWW
      periodical supplementing ZIMOS's printed German-language "Forum für
      osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte."

      We are looking for properly footnoted, scholarly researched,
      well-structured, and thoroughly edited investigations into the
      biographies, ideas, influence and activities of contemporary Russian
      representatives of so-called "neo-Eurasianism," the "Conservative
      Revolution" and "New Right," e.g. Lev Gumilev, Aleksandr Panarin,
      Aleksandr Dugin, Mikhail Remizov, and others. Texts should have a
      length of approx. 3,000 to 10,000 words, and be based on primary as
      well as secondary sources, which are fully listed in the footnotes.

      We are interested in both, original papers that have not been
      published yet, as well as papers that might have been printed in
      Russian or other languages before, but are, so far, not available in
      Russian, on the WWW. In the case that a paper has been published in
      Russian language before, in a printed edition (journal, collected
      volume) only, authors will have to provide an explicit permission, by
      the editors of the periodical or book where the article originally
      appeared, for re-publication as a PDF file in our web journal.

      Papers accepted content-wise for publication will only be published in
      case of a proper adaptation of its linguistic quality and formal style
      (footnotes, headings, references, citations etc.) to the standards of
      the "Forum" by the author/s, by 30 March 2009. A model article showing
      the formal style required of the final editions of the papers to be
      prepared by the author/s may be found at the following site:
      http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forum/docs/Umland6.pdf
      All versions of the papers should be submitted as MS Word Documents.

      For authors who wish to publish an English-, German- or
      Ukrainian-language text on the special issue's topic in Russian
      language, we can provide qualified Russian translating services.
      However, the costs for this translation will have to borne fully by
      the author her- or himself. In addition, after the provision of a
      draft translation by our translator, authors will be required to
      carefully check the translated Russian draft version, before the
      translator produces the final version of the text for print. (Our
      translator is a native Russian speaker and philologist with
      considerable translating experience, yet not a social scientist who
      will have full understanding of the papers' arguments.) The translator
      will, after delivering a satisfactory final version of the
      translation, have to be paid, by the author/s, EUR0.07 per word of the
      English, German or Ukrainian original version of the article, i.e.,
      for instance, EUR350 for a 5,000-word article. (This word count
      includes also non-Russian bibliographical literature listed in the
      footnotes that will note be translated into Russian or transcribed in
      Cyrillic, yet the formal style of which will be adapted to the format
      of the "Forum" by the translator.) The copyright of the Russian
      version of the article remains with the translator until the author
      has made payment for the translation.

      Authors of texts that have been published in English, German or
      Ukrainian before are advised to clarify with the editors of the
      periodical, web site, or book where the paper originally appeared
      whether re-publication in a Russian-language web journal is
      permissible. The editors of the "Forum" will not take responsibility
      for any violations of copyright.

      Please, submit your text until either 31 December 2008 (non-Russian
      papers), or 31 January 2009 (Russian papers), as an MS Word Document, to:

      andreas.umland@... (with cc to anumland@...)

      or as a hard copy to:

      Dr. Andreas Umland
      ZIMOS
      Ostenstr. 27
      D-85072 Eichstaett
      GERMANY

      We look forward to your submission!

      Thank you.

      The "Forum's" Editors
      Leonid Luks, Alexei Rybakov, Andreas Umland
      http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html
      ============================


      III UPCOMING EVENTS

      Race, Ethnicity and Religion: A Transatlantic Perspective on Civil Society

      14-15 November 2008, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University
      of Chicago
      Organizers: Freie Universität Berlin and
      Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, in cooperation with the
      University of Chicago

      The conference will focus on a currently much debated question in
      modern western civil societies, namely the relationship between groups
      and society. This discourse on group identities and rights in relation
      to civil society has extended beyond the national level and has been
      pushed onto a supranational, even global context (e.g. in the European
      Union's debate on a European constitution, value system and civility).

      The conference will critically examine how two major players in the
      "western world", the US and Europe, have approached questions of
      tolerance, inclusion and exclusion of groups of different ethnic and
      religious background, and how these civil societies have been
      influenced in this endeavor by their typical "American" or "European"
      traditions, value systems and histories. However, we also seek to
      address differences and similarities in the discourse over tolerance
      from the European and American perspectives, and will thus try to
      define the societal and civil role of this discourse in societies that
      claim to be part of a "global society".

      Friday, 14 November 2008
      2:00pm Opening Remarks
      Andrea Adam, Executive Director, German
      University Alliance, New York
      Michael Geyer, University of Chicago,
      Department of History
      Cornelia Wilhelm, LMU Munich Department of
      History/ Rutgers University, Jewish Studies

      2:30-4:00pm Session 1
      The Formation of Two Civil Societies: Minorities and Majorities in
      European and American Societies
      Chair: Paul Mendes-Flohr (University of Chicago, Divinity School)

      Martin Schulze Wessel (LMU Munich, Department of History): "The
      Practice of Multiculturalism in the Empires of Eastern Europe"

      Berndt Ostendorf (LMU Munich, America-Institute): "The Rise and Fall
      of Multiculturalism (in Theory and Practice)"

      Commentator: Paul Nolte (FU Berlin, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute for
      History)

      4:00-4:30pm Coffee Break

      4:30-6:00pm Session 2
      Migration, Race, and Religion
      Chair: Berndt Ostendorf (LMU Munich, America-Institute)

      Kathleen Conzen (University of Chicago, Department of History):
      "Clannishness": Culture, Religion, and the Problem of Difference in
      the Maturing American Republic"

      Michael Geyer (University of Chicago, Department of History):
      "Strangers in European Civil Society: The Limits of Civility"

      Commentator: Jan E. Goldstein (University of Chicago, Department of
      History)

      6:30pm Reception and Address by Wedigo de Vivanco, President, German
      University Alliance, FU Berlin, Dean of International Affairs

      Saturday, 15 November 2008
      8:00-9:00am Breakfast

      9:00-10.30am Session 3
      Discourses on "Race" and Civil Society
      Chair: Richard Levy (University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of
      History)

      Wolfgang Benz (TU Berlin, Center for Research on Anti-Semitism):
      "Race' in Public Discourse: the Construction of Modern Anti-Semitism
      and the Stereotypes of Colonial Literature"

      Julie Saville (Univeristy of Chicago, Department of History):
      "Slavery, Race, and the Re-Making of Liberty in the aftermath of
      Haitian Independence"

      Commentator: Roni Stauber (Tel Aviv University, Stephen Roth Institute
      for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism/ Rutgers
      University, Jewish Studies)

      10:30-11:00am Coffee Break

      11:00-12:30pm Session 4
      Tolerance and Emancipation: Full Civil Rights, but for whom?
      Chair: John Boyer (University of Chicago, Department of History)

      Paul Mendes-Flohr (University of Chicago, Divinity School):
      "Historical reflections on the initial ambiguities of the concept of
      "civil society" - the so-called Jewish Question and Emancipation"

      Adam Green (University of Chicago, Department of History): "Diversity
      and Redefining the Promise of the Political"

      Commentator: David Nirenberg (University of Chicago, Department of
      History)

      12:30 -2:00pm Lunch

      2:00-3:30pm Session 5
      Religion and Civil Society
      Chair: Friedrich-Wilhelm Graf (LMU Munich, Department of Protestant
      Theology)

      Martin Riesebrodt (University of Chicago, Divinity School): "Church,
      Sect, and Religious Pluralism"

      Paul Nolte (FU Berlin, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute for History):
      "From Hegemony to Pluralism: The Development of Religious Cultures in
      Europe"

      Commentator: Clark Gilpin (University of Chicago, Divinity School)

      3:30 4:00pm Coffee Break

      4:00 6:00pm Roundtable Discussion
      Today's Challenges for Modern Civil Society Unity and Diversity
      Moderator: Gudrun Krämer (FU Berlin, Institute for Islamic Studies)

      Malika Zeghal (University of Chicago, Divinity School)
      Wolfgang Benz (TU Berlin, Center for Research on Anti-Semitism)
      Friedrich Wilhelm Graf (LMU Munich, Department of Protestant Theology)
      John Boyer (University of Chicago, Department of History)
      Paul Nolte (FU Berlin, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute for History)


      7:00pm Conference Dinner

      Conference participants may register without fee with Andrea Adam,
      Executive Director, German University Alliance, NY, 871 United Nations
      Plaza, NY 10017
      adam@...
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      Cold War Culture
      21-22 November 2008, Victoria and Albert Museum, U.K.

      Major international conference that beings together some of the most
      exciting thinkers on art, design and architecture in the post-1945
      period to reflect on the ways in which Cold War politics shaped the
      modern world. Organised in conjunction with the V&A's landmark
      exhibition, Cold War Modern Design 1945-70, the conference offers new
      perspecives on a period which continues to grip the imagination today.

      Speakers include exhibition curators Jane Pavitt and David Crowley,
      and Jean-Louis Cohen, Michelle Provoost, Eric Shuldenfrei, Frederic
      Migayrou, Vit Havranek, Tony Benn, Branislav Dimitrijevic, and
      Felicity Scott.

      Full programme available on http://vam.ac.uk/conferences
      Tickets: £110/£55. Book on 020 7942 2211 or visit www.vam.ac.uk/tickets

      Jo Banham
      Head of Public Programmes
      Victoria & Albert Museum
      South Kensington
      London
      SW7 2RL
      Tel: 44 (0)07 942 2190
      Email: j.banham@...
      Website: http://vam.ac.uk/conferences
      --------------------------

      International Scientific Conference
      STUDYING THE HISTORY OF STALINISM: ACHIEVEMENTS AND CURRENT PROBLEMS

      5-7 December 2008, Renaissance Olympic Penta Hotel, Moscow,

      Organisers:
      – The Commissioner on Human Rights for the Russian Federation
      – The Foundation of the first President of Russia, B. N. Yeltsin
      – The State Archive of the Russian Federation
      – The Institute of Scientific Information for the Social Sciences, RAS
      – The "Russian Political Encyclopedia" Publishing House
      -- "Memorial" Historical, Educational and Human Rights Charitable Society

      Representatives taking part:
      – The Academy of National Economy under the RF Government
      – The FSB Academy of the Russian Federation
      – The Iurii Levada Analytical Centre
      – Houston University Business School ( USA )
      – Warsaw University ( Poland )
      – The All-Russian Archival Science and Records Management
      Research Institute ( Russia )
      – Higher School of Economics ( Russia )
      – Harvard University ( USA )
      – Deutsches Historisches Institut, Moskau ( Russia )
      – State Archive of the Russian Federation
      – Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford
      University ( USA )
      – The journal "Fatherland Notes" ( Russia ) – ("Otechestvennye
      zapiski")
      – The journal "The Art of the Cinema" ( Russia ) – ("Iskusstvo
      Kino")
      – Yale University Press (USA)
      – Indiana University ( USA )
      – Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte und Landeskunde,
      Tübingen University ( Germany )
      – Institute of General History , RAS ( Russia )
      – Institute of European Cultures, RGGU ( Russia )
      – Institute of History and Archaeology, Ural Branch, RAS ( Russia )
      – Institute of History , Siberian Branch, RAS ( Russia )
      – Institute of History , National Academy of Sciences ( Ukraine )
      – Institute of Russian History, RAS ( Russia )
      – Institute of Slavic Studies, RAS ( Russia )
      – Institute of Economics, RAS (Russia)
      – Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, RAS (Russia)
      – University of California at Berkeley (USA)
      – University of California at Santa Barbara (USA)
      – Capital University , Columbus ( USA)
      – Cambridge University (United Kingdom)
      – Manchester University (United Kingdom)
      – Moscow State Institute of International Relations attached to
      the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO) (Russia)
      – Moscow State Lomonosov University (Departments of Modern and
      Contemporary History, School of Public Administration, History
      Faculty) (Russia)
      – "Memorial" Historical, Educational and Human Rights
      Charitable Society (Russia)
      – University of Michigan (USA)
      – Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (Russia)
      – Scientific information and education centre "Memorial" (Russia)
      – National Archive of the Republic of Belarus
      – Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) Paris
      (France)
      – University of Naples (Italy)
      – Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Berlin
      (Germany)
      – Scientific Research Institute for the Humanities attached to
      the Government of the Republic of Mordovia, Saransk (Russian Federation)
      – New Economic School (Russia)
      – Novosibirsk State University (Russia)
      – Penza State Belinskii Pedagogical University (Russia)
      – Perm State Technical University (Russia)
      – Rutgers University (USA)
      – Russian State University for the Humanities (Russia)
      – Russian State University for the Social Sciences (Russia)
      – Russian Academy of Management attached to the President of
      the RF (Russia)
      – Russian Academy of Arts (Russia)
      – Russian School of Economics (Russia)
      – St Petersburg State University for Economics and Finance (Russia)
      – University of St Gallen (Switzerland)
      – Institute for Social Studies and Humanities of the
      Kabardino-Balkar State University (Russian Federation)
      – Stanford University, California (USA)
      – Tambov State Technical University (Russia)
      – Tokyo University (Japan)
      – University of Viterbo (Italy)
      – Friedrich Schiller University, Jena (Germany)
      – University of East London (United Kingdom)
      – University of Valenciennes (France)
      – University of Hannover (Germany)
      – University of Delaware (USA)
      – University of Düsseldorf (Germany)
      – Lawrence University, Wisconsin (USA)
      – University of New York (USA)
      – University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
      – University of Rome II (Italy)
      – University of Toronto (Canada)
      – University of South Carolina (USA)
      – Warwick University (United Kingdom)
      – Ural State Pedagogical University, Ekaterinburg (Russia)
      – Gramsci Institute Foundation, Rome (Italy)
      – Foundation for the Buchenwald and Dora-Mittelbau Museum
      Complex (Germany)
      – Centre franco-russe de recherche en sciences humaines et
      sociales de Moscou
      – Centre for the Preservation of Staatsicherheit documents of
      the GDR (Germany)
      – Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard
      University (USA)
      – Centre for the Study of the Contemporary History of Russia
      and Political Science in the Institute of Russian History, RAS (Russia)
      – Centre d'études des mondes russe, caucasien et
      centre-européen (CERCEC) à l'École des hautes études en sciences
      sociales (France)
      – Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)
      – Chicago University (USA)
      – School for Higher Social Research (France)

      Financial support:
      The Foundation of the first President of Russia, B. N. Yeltsin

      Visa support:
      Centre franco-russe de recherche en sciences humaines et sociales de
      Moscou

      Information and Publicity:
      – All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK)
      – ITAR-TASS News Agency
      – RIA-Novosti News Agency
      – Radio Station "Radio Rossii"
      – Radio Station "Ekho Moskvy"
      – Newspaper "Nezavisimaia Gazeta"
      – Newspaper "Novaia Gazeta"
      – Journal "New Times"
      – Journal "Ogonek"
      – Journal "Rodina"

      Organising Committee:
      – Drozdov A. A. (Executive Director of the Foundation of the first
      President of Russia, B. N. Yeltsin);
      – Lukin V. P. (Commissioner on Human Rights in the Russian Federation );
      – Mironenko S. V. (Director of the State Archive of the Russian
      Federation );
      – Pivovarov Iu. S. (Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences, Director
      of the Institute of Scientific Information for the Social Sciences, RAS);
      – Pikhoia R. G. (Head of Department, Russian Academy of Public
      Administration);
      – Roginskii A. B. (Chairman of the Management Board of the
      International Historical, Educational and Human Rights Charitable
      Society "Memorial";
      – Sorokin A. K. (General Director of the "Russian Political
      Encyclopedia" Publishing House;
      – Tishkov, V. A. (Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences, Director
      of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, RAS);
      – Khlevniuk O. V. (Chief Specialist, State Archive of the Russian
      Federation )

      Conference dates: 5-7 December 2008.
      Conference location: Moscow, Russia , Renaissance Olympic Penta Hotel
      Working languages: Russian, English

      General Description and Scientific Aims of the Conference:
      Leading historical specialists in the history of the Stalinist period
      from Russia , Europe, the USA , Canada and Japan will be taking part
      in this conference, which will examine the scientific
      conceptualisation of the problems of Stalinism and the interaction
      between scientific historiography and ordinary people's historical
      awareness in contemporary Russia .

      Political changes in Russia and the resulting partial opening of the
      archives have made possible substantial progress in the study of the
      Stalinist period. At the same time the scientific historiography of
      Stalinism has thrown up a number of controversial problems which
      demand discussion. The gap between the scientific viewpoint, and the
      everyday understanding of Stalinism in the public mind is substantial,
      and appears to be widening.

      In Russia's mass media and in numerous pseudo-historical publications,
      the concepts of the Short Course History of the VKP(b) are being
      revived, or at best, the half-baked, unconvincing arguments of
      Khrushchev's de-Stalinisation are being repeated. Unfortunately, when
      overlaid upon contemporary internal and external political situations,
      pro-Stalinist propaganda clichés sound very effective. Recipes for a
      Russian renaissance through authoritarian modernisation or even a
      dictatorship are bring peddled, together with propaganda for the
      historical justification of violence, millions of victims and
      cleansing through social purges. This socio-political context
      undoubtedly makes the peculiar scientific problems of history very
      relevant to the present day, and calls for combined action on the part
      of responsible historians and social scientists. Conferences and
      debates are a traditional and effective way of achieving such combined
      action and furthering the development of scientific knowledge.

      It is planned to devote the work of the conference "Studying the
      History of Stalinism: Achievements and Current Problems" to key
      (primarily conceptual) problems of the history of the Stalinist era.

      The work of the conference will be organised into six main sections:
      the institutions and methods of dictatorship; the political economy of
      Stalinism; life under a dictatorship (sociocultural aspects);
      nationalities policies and the ethnic factor; international relations
      and the second world war; Stalinism and contemporary social consciousness.

      For each of these sections it is important to establish:
      a) the level of scientific knowledge already attained - by this we
      mean the gist of the received wisdom on major topics and treatments,
      and the existence of sources and "archival discoveries" which have
      major significance, and may even cause us to change our previous views
      on certain problems; and
      b) the existence of controversial questions, debates and lacunae in
      historical source materials. Taken all together, discussion of these
      problems will allow us to establish the general state of research on
      the phenomenon of Stalinism, the presence of generally agreed and also
      debatable positions, and prospects for the further development of
      scientific historiography.

      Abstracts of the presentations must be made available to the
      organising committee beforehand. The final date for the presentation
      of abstracts is 15 October 2008. The conference materials will be
      published.


      PROGRAMME

      Friday 5 December
      Plenary Sessions

      14.00-15.00 Registration of participants
      Complimentary coffee
      15.00-15.30 Conference opening
      Welcoming speeches
      15.30-16.30 Introductory lectures
      Oleg Khlevniuk. Politics. The institutions and methods of Stalin's
      dictatorship
      Alexander Chubarian. The phenomenon of Stalinism in the European context
      Sheila Fitzpatrick. Life under a dictatorship: socio-cultural aspects
      16.30-17.00 Coffee break
      17.00-18.00 Introductory lectures:
      Paul Gregory. The political economy of Stalinism
      Valerii Tishkov. Stalinism and the nationalities question
      Arsenii Roginskii. Memories of Stalinism
      18.00-20.00 Buffet


      Saturday 6 December
      Section plenaries

      Section 1. Politics: the institutions and methods of Stalin's
      dictatorship.

      We plan to concentrate the work of the section on the discussion of
      four problem areas. The first is contemporary ideas about Stalin's
      revolution and dictatorship, including: social support and social
      resistance to forced collectivisation and industrialisation; the
      relationship between politics and economics in the destruction of NEP;
      and the influence of ideological factors.
      The second is the praxis of emergency rule; the role and scope of the
      Terror; the interaction of the institutions of dictatorship (the
      party, government departments and punitive agencies); and the
      interrelationship of political radicalism and "moderation".
      The third is the Stalin factor in the development of dictatorship: the
      dictator's role and logic in the determination of tactics and
      strategies for action; theories of "weak dictatorship" (the influence
      of his colleagues, the regions, departmental pressure and so on);
      "inevitability" and the consequences of Stalin's policies.
      The fourth is a comparative analysis of Stalin's dictatorship in the
      context of the development of European history in the 1930s and 1940s
      as a whole, and its totalitarian component in particular.

      Section leaders: Oleg Khlevniuk (State Archive, RF), Yoram Gorlizki
      (Manchester University , UK ).

      9.00-9.30 Complimentary coffee
      9.30-11.30 Theme: The consolidation of dictatorship. Factors and
      moving forces.
      Chair – Oleg Khlevniuk
      Yury Goland. The destruction of NEP: economic, ideological and
      political preconditions
      Lynne Viola. The peasantry as an internal colony: Collectivization and
      the formation of the Stalinist state
      Valerii Vasiliev. Stalin's revolution in Ukraine . Violence,
      resistance, conclusions
      Discussant – Igor Orlov
      11.30-12.00 Coffee break
      12.00-13.30 Theme: Mechanisms for the development of dictatorship
      Chair – Oleg Leibovich
      Sergei Krasilnikov. Social mobilisation in the Stalinist system of
      power (nature, functions, practices)
      Nicolas Werth. Mass repressions of the late 1920s-early 1950s:
      dimensions and functions
      Alain Blum. Departments and departmental interests. The problem of
      "bureaucratic anarchy"
      Discussants – Rudolf Pikhoia, Vladimir Khaustov
      13.30-15.00 Lunch
      15.00-16.30 Theme: Dictators and dictatorships
      Chair – Rudolf Pikhoia
      Amir Weiner. Sovereignty, governance and violence: The Soviet system
      in the European context, 1930s-1950s
      Kuromiya Hiroaki. The Stalin factor and the theory of "weak dictatorship"
      Yoram Gorlizki. Stalin's dictatorship in comparative perspective
      Discussant – Oleg Leibovich, Lennart Samuelson
      16.30-17.00 Coffee break
      17.00-18.00 General discussion


      Section 2. Stalin's international policies

      The work of this section is based on three thematic and chronological
      blocs, the first of which is devoted to the views of the Bolshevik
      leaders, mainly Stalin and his associates, on international problems,
      and on relations between Soviet Russia and its neighbours in the first
      post-war decade.
      The second bloc examines Stalin's foreign policy and its relationship
      to the international communist movement in the face of the growing
      threat from Germany and Japan .
      The final bloc is devoted to the international policies of late
      Stalinism, key aspects of relations between the USSR and foreign
      countries, their causes, and the key events of the initial period of
      the "cold war".
      Section leaders: Andrea Graziosi ( University of Naples , Italy ),
      Silvio Pons ( University of Rome , Italy ), Aleksander Vatlin ( Moscow
      State University , Russia ), Mark Kramer ( Harvard University , USA ).

      9.00-9.30 Complimentary coffee
      9.30-11.30 Round table: The new state power and the surrounding world,
      1913-1928
      Chair: Mark Kramer
      Andrea Graziosi. At the roots of Stalin's international and imperial
      policies: dealing with the national question in an imperial context
      Silvio Pons. The international analysis of the Bolsheviks and the
      problem of European revolution
      Alexander Vatlin. State interests in internationalistic packaging: the
      USSR 's foreign policy and the Comintern in the 1920s
      Alexander Pantsov. Stalin and the Chinese question.
      11.30-12.00 Coffee break
      12.00-13.30 Round table: External threats and the re-birth of the
      empire, 1929-1945
      Chair: Andrea Graziosi
      Sabine Dullin. The problem of Western boundaries and Soviet foreign
      policy in Europe, 1927-1935
      Mikhail Narinskii. Stalin's international policies in the mid 1930s.
      Sergei Sluch. Soviet-German relations after the arrival of Hitler in
      power
      Mikhail Meltiukhov. The Soviet Union and Germany : the mutual
      dependence of foreign policy manoeuvres in the context of the origins
      of the Second World War
      Alexei Filitov. Stalin and Germany in the war years
      13.30-15.00 Lunch
      15.00-16.30 Round table: Superpower, 1943-1953
      Chair - Silvio Pons
      Leonid Gibianskii. Stalin and the problem of the formation of the
      Soviet bloc in Eastern Europe
      Tatiana Volokitina, Galina Murashko. Stalinism in Eastern Europe : the
      specifics of historical experience
      Vladimir Pechatnov. Stalin, the USA and the cold war
      David Wolff. Stalin, China and the Third World
      Mark Kramer. Stalin and Soviet military policy after World War II.
      16.30-17.00 Coffee break
      17.00-18.00 General discussion


      Section 3. Life under a dictatorship: socio-cultural aspects

      The social history of Stalinism, like any other form of social
      history, is a multi-dimensional space. It is of course impossible to
      convey the full variety of its problem areas within the confines of
      one day's work in a conference section. Therefore in planning the work
      of our section we have followed one guiding principle - to achieve the
      overall aim of the conference – the systematic understanding of the
      phenomenon of Stalinism in its various manifestations.

      The work of the section is devoted to the following problems:
      1. The Soviet socium from the 1920s to the 1950s
      2. The symbols and rituals of Stalinism
      3. Soviet life: spaces and practices

      The social and sociocultural history of Stalinism is a relatively new
      subject, and it is in a state of active development. The main tendency
      of research in the last 10-15 years has been the segmentation of the
      research field, which encompasses the study of many specific aspects:
      the history of everyday life, gender history, workers' history, the
      history of political culture and others.

      Another peculiarity of the study of the history of Stalinism is its
      chronological unevenness, where the main mass of research work has
      been done on the 1920s and 1930s, while the period of late Stalinism
      has only relatively recently attracted the attention of historians.

      Based on the separate researches and results of this genuinely huge
      analytical work, we are called upon to create a unified whole – a
      history of Stalinism. This conference can and must be an important
      step in that direction.

      Section leaders: Elena Zubkova (Institute of Russian History, RAS,
      Moscow), Donald Filzer (University of East London)

      9.00-9.30 Complimentary coffee
      9.30-11.30 Theme: The Soviet socium 1920s – 1950s
      Chair – Elena Zubkova
      Donald Filzer. Soviet society as a sociocultural phenomenon:
      personality and class
      Corinna Kur-Korolev. The "new Soviet man" project and mechanisms of
      social engineering
      Beate Fieseler. The problem of marginalized and "superfluous" people
      in Soviet history
      Discussant – Jochen Hellbek
      11.30-12.00 Coffee break
      12.00-13.30 Theme: Symbols and rituals of Stalinism
      Chair – Donald Filzer
      Benno Ennker. The cult of the "leader" as a sociocultural project of
      the Stalin era
      Alexander Livshin. Soviet propaganda and mass consciousness
      Malte Rolf. Mass Festivals and Symbols of Stalinism.
      Discussant – Andrei Sokolov
      13.30-15.00 Lunch
      15.00-16.30 Theme: Soviet life: Spaces and practices
      Chair – Elena Zubkova
      Tamara Kondrateva. Distribution as an instrument of governance
      Elena Osokina. Strategies of survival in the context of Soviet
      everyday life
      Natalia Lebina. Private life: the limits of freedom
      Katharina Kucher. Mastering leisure. Spaces of recreation under Stalinism
      Discussant – Sergei Zhuravlev
      16.30-17.00 Coffee break
      17.00-18.00 General discussion


      Section 4. The political economy of Stalinism

      The work of this section reflects economic aspects of Stalinism. It
      consists of three subsections.

      The first examines the mechanisms of Stalinist economics and their
      links with the party and the politics of repression, as implemented
      under Stalin's leadership.
      The second subsection concentrates on the various dimensions of
      Stalin's industrialisation, including the role of the GULAG.
      The subject of the third subsection is Stalin's agrarian policy,
      including an examination of its social basis; the "Bukharin
      alternative"; the processes of collectivisation; and the famines in
      the Soviet countryside of 1932/33.

      Section leaders: Leonid Borodkin (MGU) and Paul Gregory (Houston
      University, USA)

      9.00-9.30 Complimentary coffee
      9.30-11.30 Theme: The political economy of Stalinism
      Chair – Leonid Borodkin
      Paul Gregory. Soviet economic transformations and repression (The
      Great Terror and other periods of repression)
      David Schirer. Forms and Consequences of Stalinist Police Repression.
      Evgenia Belova. Economics of the Soviet Communist party and stability
      of the Soviet regime: Party budgets, 1939-1965
      Discussant – Vladimir Mau
      11.30-12.00 Coffee break
      12.00-13.30 Theme: Stalin's industrialisation
      Chair – Paul Gregory
      Leonid Borodkin. The GULAG as an instrument of forced industrialisation
      Mark Harrison. Stalin and the Economics of War
      Andrei Markevich. Stalin's surveillance system: the collection of
      information and monitoring as an instrument of governance
      Discussant – Simon Ertz
      13.30-15.00 Lunch
      15.00-16.30 Theme: Stalin's agrarian policies
      Chair – Viktor Kondrashin
      Sergei Esikov. The "Bukharin alternative" to Stalin's agrarian policy
      Hioroshi Okuda. Rural communists and rural youth in the second half of
      the 1920s: the social basis of Stalinism in the Soviet village
      Nonna Tarkhova. The Red Army and Stalin's collectivisation
      Valerii Yurchenkov. Stalinist agrarian policy in the Volga national
      republics: the general and the particular
      Viktor Kondrashin. The famine of 1932- 1933 in the USSR – the tragedy
      of the Soviet countryside and the result of Stalinism's agrarian
      policies.
      Discussant – Gennadii Kornilov
      16.30-17.00 Coffee break
      17.00-18.00 General discussion


      Section 5. Stalinism and the nationality question

      The work of the section will concentrate on three problem areas. The
      first is modern perceptions of the nature of a multi-ethnic state: the
      continuity between the Russian empire and the USSR, the peculiarities
      of the Soviet empire, the role of ethno-social constructivism and
      innovation, archaism and utopianism – in Stalin's empire building, and
      the role and logic of the "theoretician" on ethnic questions in the
      determination of strategies and tactics for action.

      The second concerns citizenship and ethnicity in Stalin's empire,
      emergency and modernising practices, their interrelation and
      interaction, and their influence on the formation of the identity of
      the modern citizen.

      The third area concerns aspects of primary source materials and
      historiography: new readings and new approaches.

      Section leaders: Tamara Krasovitskaia (Institute of Russian History,
      RAS, Russia), Yuri Slezkine (Berkeley, USA).

      9.00-9.30 Complimentary coffee
      9.30-11.30 Theme: The nature of Stalin's multi-ethnic state:
      comparative aspects
      Chair – Tamara Krasovitskaia
      Boris Ilizarov. Social constructivism: innovation, archaism and
      utopianism in Stalin's empire building. Distinctive features of the
      Soviet empire
      Ronald Suny. Empire and nation-building: tsarism and Stalinism
      Peter Blitstein. Was the Stalinist state a colonial empire?
      Discussant – Yuri Slezkine
      11.30-12.00 Coffee break
      12.00-13.30 Theme: Citizenship and ethnicity in the history of
      Stalin's state
      Chair – Yuri Slezkine
      Leokadia Drobizheva. Civil identity: the aftermath of Stalin's legacy
      in stereotypical thinking and behaviour
      Juliette Cadiot. From Lists of Groups to Individuals: Ethnic
      identification in the Russian Empire and under Stalin
      Adrienne Edgar. Gender, Nationality, and Modernity in Stalinist
      Central Asia
      Discussant – Terry Martin
      13.30-15.00 Lunch
      15.00-16.30 Theme: Stalin's empire in the Soviet past and the Russian
      present
      Chair – Yuri Slezkine
      Liudmila Gatagova. Soviet ethnic policies as a reflection of Stalin's
      "empiremania": new sources and new interpretations (1930s-1940s).
      Murat Karaketov. Stalin's influence on the evaluation of the
      deportations of USSR nationalities in post-Soviet research
      Khamitbi Mamsirov. The modernisation of the Northern Caucasus in the
      context of Stalin's nationality policies and post-Soviet historiography
      Vitali Skalaban. Stalin and the state system in Byelorussia in
      1917-1945. Texts and contexts.
      Discussant – Tamara Krasovitskaia
      16.30-17.00 Coffee break
      17.00-18.00 General discussion

      Section 6. Memories of Stalinism

      In this section we plan to concentrate on the discussion of three
      problem areas:

      The most important of these is the formation of the cultural memory of
      Stalinism. The discussion should be not so much about the cataloguing
      and general evaluation of today's memories of political repression,
      but rather: what historical, social and cultural function these
      instances of memory should serve today? An important question in
      connection with this is the possibilities and limitations of the
      creation of virtual Memory, its contemporary language and its means of
      delivery. In this context we should state that it is essential to
      create an effective cultural memory which addresses not only the older
      generation (witnesses and participants) but also the younger
      generation: what moral and ethical meaning should be conveyed by those
      elements of cultural memory such as monuments, symbols, rituals etc.

      Another important aspect is the problem of our relationship to the
      legacy of Stalinism; the question must be asked – where is the
      boundary between propaganda and cultural legacy?; what should be
      preserved, and in what form, and what should disappear? Is it
      permissible today to pose the question of the universalization of this
      memory throughout the whole post-communist world? What is the place of
      the memory of Stalinism in Europe as a political and cultural phenomenon?

      A second important problem area is concerned with the problems of the
      "politics of memory". This section is devoted to problems of the
      functioning of memories about Stalin in the post soviet space, and in
      the countries of Eastern Europe . This necessitates a
      trans-generational analysis and the posing of the question: does there
      exist, in any form, a collective memory of Stalinism? How are the old
      myths about the Soviet past being revived? Or are they being replaced
      by a newer, much more aggressive mythology? Does a European memory of
      Stalinism exist?

      One key question is: is it possible to form a national identity in
      Russia on the basis of the negative image of the Stalinist past?

      The third problem area is the biographical aspect of the memory of
      Stalinism. In this context we should mention the view of the history
      of Stalinism through the images as witnessed by the chief actors of
      the period. The problem of the formation of these images, and the
      changes that they undergo in the minds of the public, is closely
      linked to the problems of memory.

      Section leaders: Irina Shcherbakova (Memorial International, Russia),
      Arseny Roginskii (Memorial International, Russia), Sergei Mironenko
      (State Archive of the Russian Federation).

      9.00-9.30 Complimentary coffee
      9.30-11.30 Round table: Memories of Stalinism – the biographical context
      Chair – Sergei Mironenko
      Nanci Adler. The Particularities of Research on the Biographies of
      Victims of Stalinism
      Marianne Birtler. Biography and fate against the background of a
      totalitarian archive
      Nikita Petrov. The difficulties of working on the biographies of the
      leaders of the NKVD-MVD
      Nikita Okhotin. The evolution of the Stalinist historical pantheon
      Jana Howlett. Stalin in the electronic mass media
      11.30-12.00 Coffee break
      12.00-13.30 Round table: Memory and Monuments. Cultural memory and
      Stalinism
      Chair – Aleksandr Daniel
      Volkhard Knigge. Cultural memory and traumatic experience of the past
      Anne Kaminski. Stalinism's monuments. The European context
      Ekaterina Dyogot. The cultural legacy of Stalinism
      Andrei Portnov. Problems of the universalisation of the memory of
      Stalinism
      Irina Fliege. Visualisation of the memory of the Great Terror
      13.30-15.00 Lunch
      15.00-16.30 Round table: The politics of memory
      Chair – Irina Shcherbakova
      Boris Dubin. The memory of Stalinism and the generations of the
      Russian Federation
      Piotr Mitzner
      Daniil Dondurei. The Stalinist epoch and media policies
      Nikita Sokolov. New concepts and old myths. The image of the Stalinist
      past in school textbooks
      Maria Feretti. Memory and forgetting. The memory of Stalin in the RF
      and in Europe
      16.30-17.00 Coffee break
      17.00-18.00 General discussion


      Sunday 7 December
      Plenary sessions

      9.00-10.00 Complimentary coffee
      10.00-11.30 Summaries of the results of proceedings in the six
      sessions, by the leader(s) of each section
      11.30-12.00 Coffee break
      12.00-14.00 Final summing-up and discussion from the podium:
      The significance and relevance of the present-day scientific study of
      Stalinism
      14.00-15.00 Coffee and farewell
      ==========================


      IV FUNDING AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

      Assistant Professor for Imperial Russia

      The History Department of Saint Joseph's University invites
      applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Imperial
      Russia starting 15 August 2009, pending Board approval. Candidates
      whose specialty is pre-1800 are especially invited to apply; the
      Department also welcomes those who can address the zones of Imperial
      contact, including the history of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, or
      other interregional aspects of the Russian Empire. The teaching load
      is 3-3, a substantial portion of which will be in the university's
      General Education Requirement in history; candidates are also expected
      to include in their rotation a course in 20th century Russian/Soviet
      history. PhD in hand or expected by August 2009.

      Please submit a letter of application outlining qualifications, c.v.,
      a writing sample and three letters of reference to Professor Phillip
      T. Smith, Chair of Russia Search, Department of History, Saint
      Joseph's University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19131.
      Applicants must also apply online at www.sju.edu/hr (click on
      Employment).

      Deadline: The deadline for applications is 1 December 2008.

      Preliminary interviews will occur at the AHA in New York City in
      January 2009. Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and
      Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be
      knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to
      that mission. AA/EOE M/F/V/D.

      Contact:
      Dr. Philip Smith
      Department of History
      Saint Joseph's University
      5600 City Avenue
      Philadelphia, PA 19131

      Website: http://www.sju.edu/HISTORY/
      IV OTHER
      IntUne Winter School on Multilevel Modelling in Political Science

      11-14 January 2009, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

      The IntUne Project ("Integrated and United? A Quest for Citizenship in
      and Ever Closer Europe") is an Integrated Project on Citizenship and
      is financed by the European Union within the scope of the 6th
      Framework Programme, under Priority 7 Citizens and Governance in a
      Knowledge Based Society. The major aim of the IntUne project is to
      study the changes in the scope, nature and characteristics of
      citizenship presently underway as an effect of the process of
      deepening and enlargement of the European Union.

      This is the second Winter School funded by IntUne, after the
      successful edition on "Elites, Experts and Mass Interview" held in
      January 2007 at the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve,
      Belgium). To read more about the background of the project and future
      plans, please explore our website: www.IntUne.it.

      Objectives

      The Winter School "Multilevel Modelling in Political Science" wants to
      offer a practical introduction to issues related to Multilevel
      Modelling, an increasingly used family of techniques whose application
      can be quite diverse and complex. For this reason, the Winter School
      would like to cover, in practical and problem-solving ways, several
      issues that are relevant when using these techniques, such as OLS and
      Multilevel models; Interaction, lack of degrees of freedom, time and
      space in HLM; HLM in nonlinear models; and the available software
      programmes. At the same time, the school aims to socialize and
      motivate young researchers to work together in an interdisciplinary
      environment, paying attention to both the theoretical and empirical
      dimensions of the work in these fields.

      The Winter School will assume participants have a working knowledge of
      OLS and its assumptions and are familiar with non linear models
      (probit, logit, tobit, etc.).

      Programme

      11 January 2009
      Afternoon: Arrival and registration of the participants.

      12 January
      Morning: Review of OLS regression analysis; interaction terms in
      regression.
      Afternoon: The limits of regression analysis in the presence of
      multilevel data; Overview of the HLM; fixed versus random effects;
      cross-level interactions.

      13 January
      Morning: Variance components, residuals, and degrees of freedom;
      Hierarchical versus cross-classified designs.
      Afternoon: Bringing in spatial and temporal dependencies.

      14 January
      Morning: Non-linear multilevel models. Software issues.
      Afternoon: Departures.

      Each topic will start with a lecture and then a demonstration using
      the IntUne data-sets.

      Lecturers: Prof. Marco Steenbergen (University of Berne) and
      Prof.Robert Franzese (University of Michigan)

      Assistants: PhD Eduard Bonet (University Pompeu Fabra) and PhD
      Cristiano Vezzoni (University of Milan)

      Venue & Costs
      The winter school is hosted by the Department of Political Science,
      University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
      Tuition and accommodation costs will be covered for all participants.
      Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to ˆ250 for the IntUne
      researchers only, while the external participants will have to
      provide for their own travel expenses.

      Application
      The winter school is intended for PhD students and young scholars
      interested in multilevel modelling family of techniques. The school
      will be limited to 30 participants: 20 participants from the IntUne
      Consortium and 10 participants that are not involved in the IntUne
      research, but interested in the topic of the school.

      The application should include a Curriculum Vitae, a brief motivation
      letter, one reference letter directly sent by referees and the
      compiled application form (you may download the application form from
      the website of the IntUne Project www.IntUne.it).

      Please submit applications by email to Angela Movileanu at
      movileanu@....

      Deadline: The deadline for submission is 15 November 2008. The
      successful applicants will be notified by 15 December 2008.
      ------------------

      - Launch: "Antisemitism Handbook", Berlin 10.11.08

      Sehr geehrte Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Mailingliste,

      das Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung der Technischen Universität
      Berlin und der Verlag de Gruyter laden zu einer Buchvorstellung in der
      Staatsbibliothek Berlin ein:


      *Handbuch des Antisemitismus, Band 1
      Buchpräsentation am 10. November 2008*

      Über Judenfeindschaft als politisches, kulturelles, soziales und
      moralisches Problem wird auf vielen Ebenen diskutiert. Die Einführung
      eines Antisemitismusbeauftragten der Bundesregierung ist im Gespräch.
      Aber woher bezieht man Informationen und sicheres Wissen über das
      Problem der Judenfeindschaft und ihre vielfältigen Wirkungen?

      Im Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung der Technischen Universität
      Berlin, der weltweit führenden wissenschaftlichen Institution auf
      diesem Gebiet, wird ein mehrbändiges Handbuch erarbeitet, das
      Erkenntnisse interdisziplinärer Forschung zusammenführt und
      aufbereitet. Das Handbuch versammelt das gesamte Wissen über
      Judenfeindschaft, ohne zeitliche und räumliche Begrenzung. Es reicht
      in die Antike zurück, widmet aktuellen Problemen Raum und behandelt
      Theorien ebenso wie Ereignisse und Personen. Der erste Band behandelt
      Länder und Regionen von Ägypten bis Weißrussland. Die folgenden Bände
      sind Personen (Band 2), Begriffen, Ereignissen und Theorien (Band 3),
      Organisationen und Periodika (Band 4) und dem Antisemitismus in den
      Medien Film, Theater, Literatur und Kunst (Band 5) gewidmet. Sie
      sollen in rascher Folge erscheinen.

      Der erste Band (Länder und Regionen) wird am 10. November, 20 Uhr, in
      der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin am Potsdamer Platz vorgestellt. Nach
      einer Einführung durch den Herausgeber, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benz,
      diskutieren

      * Fritz Stern, Historiker (New York)
      * Eva Menasse, Schriftstellerin (Berlin)
      * Christoph Markschies, Kirchenhistoriker und Präsident der
      Humboldt-Universität (Berlin) und
      * Wolfgang Benz, Leiter des Zentrums für Antisemitismusforschung
      (Berlin).

      Moderation: Sigrid Löffler (Berlin)

      Anmeldung bitte an Ulrike Lippe
      Fax 030/2600 51 51
      E-Mail: ulrike.lippe@...

      Informationen erhalten Sie gerne auch vorab bei
      Dr. Brigitte Mihok
      Tel. 030/314 23079
      Fax 030/314 21136
      E-Mail: mihok@...-berlin.de

      Dr. Peter Widmann
      Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung
      Technische Universität Berlin
      Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7/Sek. TEL 9-1
      10587 Berlin
      Tel. (030) 314-248 46
      Fax (030) 314-211 36
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