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    THE RUSSIAN NATIONALISM LISTSERV A Monthly Newsletter of Opportunities & Events Vol. 1, No. 7(7), 29 December 2008 Compilers: Parikrama Gupta & Andreas Umland
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 29, 2008
      A Monthly Newsletter of Opportunities & Events
      Vol. 1, No. 7(7), 29 December 2008
      Compilers: Parikrama Gupta & Andreas Umland

      C O N T E N T S

      - Gender and Empire, Columbus 16.-18.4.09 (15.1.)
      - Capitalism in Crisis, Paris 16.-18.7.09 (15.1)
      - Russia/Eurasia in World Context, Princeton 1.-3.5.09 (22.1.)
      - The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Cincinnati 9.9.09 (31.1.)
      - Religious Actors in Politics, Potsdam 10.-12.9.09 (1.2)
      - The Global 1989, Princeton 22.-24.10.09 (1.2.)
      - Comic under Socialism, Princeton 8.-9.5.09 (10.2)
      - Radical Right CEE/Russia (papers/books), Potsdam 10.-12.9.09 (1.2)
      - Nationalisms across the Globe (books), Peter Lang Press
      - The End of Transition, Denmark 16.-17.1.09
      - PolySlav XIII, Hamburg 25.-27.9.09
      - Postdoctoral Fellowships, Durham, NC (12.1.09)
      - CFA- CEU Research Fellowships (20.1.09)
      - Postdoctoral Scholarships 2009, Chicago (23.1.09)
      - Chair in Holocaust Studies, Florida (2.2.09)
      - PhD Russian Language Culture and IT (15.2.09)
      - PhD Studentship in Holocaust & Genocide Studies (20.2.09)
      V OTHER
      - 3rd edition of Ab Imperio "Gardening Violence"

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      Gender, Citizenship, and Empire

      4th Biennial AWSS Conference
      Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
      16-18 April, 2009

      The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) invites scholars to
      its 4th Biennial Conference, which will take place 16-18 April, 2009,
      at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the 2009
      conference is "Gender, Citizenship, and Empire."

      In an increasingly globalized world, the meaning of citizenship has
      become ever more ?uid. Post-socialist countries in particular have
      seen great transformations in the rights individuals claim and in the
      obligations expected of them. The changing nature of citizenship in
      the post-Cold War world has also prompted a re-evaluation of what it
      meant to be the subject (and sometimes citizen) of imperial lands
      (Russian, Soviet, Ottoman or Habsburg) in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
      Gender is central to understanding definitions of citizenship and
      subject-hood during the imperial period(s) as well as to understanding
      the shifting definitions of citizenship in the post-Soviet period.


      The aim of this conference is to stimulate further investigation and
      discussion of the relationship between gender and the over-arching
      structures and practices (political, social, economic and cultural) of
      the empires and post-imperial states of this region. AWSS invites
      scholars of all
      disciplines (Slavic/Eurasian/East European studies, including
      anthropology, art, ?lm, history, library science, literature, music,
      political science, popular culture, sociology, and any aspect of
      women's studies) who are working on themes related to gender,
      citizenship, and empire in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to submit a
      150-word abstract and 1-page CV to Professor Margaret Beissinger,
      Princeton University, mhbeissi@... <mhbeissi@...>
      , who will distribute them to a multi-disciplinary conference
      selection committee.

      Deadline: All proposals are due 15 January, 2009. Applicants will be
      notified about their participation in mid-February. Proposals for
      panels may be submitted jointly; proposals for workshops must include
      a brief description of the topic and, if possible, a list of possible

      Previous participants of the AWSS biennial conference have contributed
      to the peer-reviewed volume, Beyond Little Vera: Women's Bodies,
      Women's Welfare in Russia and Central/Eastern Europe, Ohio Slavic
      Papers, vol. 7, edited by Angela Brintlinger and Natasha Kolchevska.

      Conference Highlights: In 2009, the AWSS Conference will be held in
      conjunction with the annual conference of the Midwest Slavic
      Association on the campus of Ohio State University. Some of the
      planned events include a keynote address by Dr. Dina Iordanova, St.
      Andrews University, a screening of Katyn as part of a Wajda tribute
      series at the Wexner Center for the Arts (http://www.wexarts.org/),
      and a luncheon talk by Dr. Beth Holmgren, Duke University. Dr.
      Holmgren?s talk will be accompanied with a viewing of her documentary,
      Twenty Years Forward: The Contents and Discontents of Modern Russian

      Capitalism in Crisis: What's Next? Economic Regulation and Social
      Solidarity after the Fall of Finance Capitalism

      16-18 July, 2009, Sciences Po, Paris

      The Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Network of the Society for the
      Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) invites abstract proposals for
      papers and panels at next year's annual meeting in Paris at the
      Sciences Po. Next year's meeting theme is Capitalism in Crisis:
      What's Next? Economic Regulation and Social Solidarity after the Fall
      of Finance Capitalism.

      The meeting will take place from 16-18 July, 2009.
      The online system is now open. The deadline for proposal abstracts is
      15 January, 2009.


      The Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Network invites proposals for
      papers, panels, and authors-meet-critics sessions that address the
      processes, patterns, and changes related to socio-economic aspects of
      race, ethnicity, and immigration in all parts of the world and from
      different historical eras. The network seeks to develop a forum for
      theory and research on the study of these processes. It welcomes
      research from diverse disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological

      Please visit the SASE website for more information about the meeting
      and to submit a paper or session proposal via the online system. The
      co-organizers will be happy to answer any questions that you may have
      about the network and meeting.

      Hope to see you in Paris!


      Maritsa V. Poros David Bartram
      City College of New York, USA Univ. of Leicester, UK
      Tel: +1.212.650.5849 Tel: +
      mporos@... d.bartram@...


      Russia/Eurasia in World Context: A Dialogue with European Studies
      1-3 May, 2009, Princeton University
      Co-sponsored by Princeton University's Institute for International and
      Regional Studies (PIIRS) and Russian and Eurasian Studies Program

      Application deadline: 22 January, 2009

      THE EURASIA PROGRAM of the Social Science Research Council, in
      partnership with Princeton University's Institute for International
      and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and Russian and Eurasian Studies Program,
      invites applications for a three-day dissertation development workshop
      that crosses area studies boundaries, encourages interdisciplinarity,
      and explores continuities, connections and contrasts across the
      Eurasian and European regions. The geographic and conceptual overlap
      between Eurasia and Europe invites questions about the very
      definitions of the regions themselves and the institutions and
      identities that comprise them.

      The workshop will investigate commonalities, as well as differences
      and pitfalls, in research agendas and frameworks, and develop new
      questions through juxtapositions of the two intersecting regions.
      Topics would range from interpretive categories (empire, nation, the
      state, power, gender, ethnicity, modernism, modernity,
      authoritarianism, democracy) to transnational processes (development,
      trade, governance, private corporations, corruption, water, oil,
      migration, environment, health, disease, terrorism, science,
      information technology, languages, diasporas, cultural exchange, war).

      Discussions will focus on what does, or does not, link Russia/Eurasia
      with Europe, the historical relationships between the regions, and the
      ways these regions are constructed in scholarly and public
      discussions. Funding is provided by the United States Department of
      State, Program for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the
      Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) and by
      Princeton University Institute for International and Regional Studies
      (PIIRS) and its Russian and Eurasian Studies Program.

      Instructions and eligibility: All students who are currently enrolled
      in an accredited PhD program and
      working at some stage on their dissertation projects may apply.
      Applicant's work must relate in whole or in part to the regions of
      Eurasia and/or Europe, in their current or historical context.
      Proposals that deal in whole or in part with one or more of the
      following countries/ regions are particularly encouraged: Armenia,
      Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the
      Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

      All applicants are required to submit the following:

      - A five page, double spaced summary of the dissertation project,
      highlighting the dissertation's relationship to the themes and
      objectives of the workshop
      - A 500-word abstract of the project
      - One letter of academic recommendation from the applicant's primary
      advisor or other relevant individual
      - Curriculum Vitae

      All materials should be submitted electronically to eurasia@...
      with the exception of the letter of recommendation, where the original
      should be mailed to the SSRC, attn: Eurasia Program and received by
      the 22 January, 2009 deadline.

      Please address all inquiries and correspondence to:
      Social Science Research Council, Eurasia Program
      810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
      New York, NY 10019
      Phone: (212) 377-2700 x 437; Fax: (212) 377-2727
      E-mail: Eurasia@...

      Award decisions will be announced in early February 2009. If selected,
      participants will be required to submit a 15-25 page dissertation
      chapter or writing sample and a 1,500-2,000 word essay outlining the
      project which is aimed for a generalist/non-specialist audience.
      Selected participants will receive detailed information as to the
      requirements for the writing sample, which will be due in advance of
      the workshop. The five page application statements, writing samples
      and CVs will be pre-circulated among all conference participants.

      9 November, 1989—The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Twenty Years After

      University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

      Sponsored by the Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, the University
      Research Council, and the Faculty Development Council at the
      University of Cincinnati

      On November 9, 1989, the East German party functionary Günter
      Schabowski announced the official "opening" of the Berlin Wall for
      travel purposes; one day later, on November 10, East Berliners
      ventured out en masse into West Berlin. As an historic event, the fall
      of the Wall marked the presumed "end" of the Cold War and "death" of
      communism. In its wake the world witnessed the dissolution of the
      USSR; a shift in Soviet policy toward glasnost' (openness) and
      perestroika (economic restructuring); the so-called Autumn Revolutions
      of 1989 throughout Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Bulgaria; the
      reunification of East and West Germany one year later in 1990; and
      rapid geopolitical and global capitalist restructuring. Our conference
      will examine the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and the
      subsequent international political, economic, geographic, and cultural
      transformations over the past twenty years.

      Keynote Speakers:
      Sander L. Gilman (Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Emory
      University); Josef Joffe (Founding editor and publisher of Die Zeit,
      Hamburg; Political Science, Stanford University); Saskia Sassen
      (Sociology, Columbia University); James Sheehan (History, Stanford

      We seek scholarly explorations of the following topics and are
      interested in papers from specialists in a range of disciplines
      (anthropology, cultural/film/literary studies, politics, political
      science, gender and sexuality studies, international relations,
      geography, history, economics, and sociology):

      Cartographic and Geopolitical Realignments in Europe as a Consequence
      of the Fall of the Wall
      • Did the fall of the Wall mark the opening of borders—those of trade,
      finance, capital, technology, production, information, environmental
      and social justice activism, and human movement—as celebrated under
      the tags of transnationalism and postnationalism? Or did some borders
      become more rigid, even as others became more porous?
      • How did the fall of the Wall lead to metaphoric and symbolic
      revaluations of "borders" and "borderlands" within the visual arts,
      music, popular culture, film, and comparative literatures, as well as
      in theoretical approaches to the humanities?

      Implications for the Humanities: Literary, Artistic, Architectural,
      Filmic, Tele-visual, and Digital Representations of Cultural
      Identities after 1989
      • How have artists, writers, directors, architects, musicians, and
      performers captured the contradictions and conflicts of the post-Wall
      and post-Cold War period in realistic or documentary forms?
      • How have these cultural producers created experimental or
      postmodernist texts and art forms that engage the events of 1989 and
      the post-1989 period?
      • What are the European cultural shifts since 1989? What are the major
      global cultural shifts post-Cold War? And how have these shifts
      impacted arts and humanities?
      • How have artists, writers, and performers, both from migrant
      communities and from homelands whose socioeconomic structures were
      impacted by the fall of the Wall, sought to translate the lived
      experiences of this monumental event and its fallout?

      Implications for International Relations: Across the Globe
      • How does the post-Berlin Wall era of Germany and Europe relate to
      new wall construction, most notably in the Middle East (Gaza and the
      West Bank) and in North America (specifically along the US-Mexico border)?
      • How have artists, writers, film makers, and performers actively and
      imaginatively contested the erections of walls and the rigidification
      of borders through translational and transnational arts of resistance?

      Implications for International Relations: Creation of a European
      Identity in Terms of Culture, Education, Currency, Trade, Foreign
      Policy, Law, and Borders
      • How has the post-Wall era in Europe facilitated the emergence of a
      new Europe, a European community, and a European Union (EU)?
      • How have cultural producers and humanities scholars engaged and
      contested this idea of a "New Europe" in arts, literatures, letters,
      and other forms?

      Consolidation of the European Union and Changes in International
      Migratory Patterns within and into Europe
      • How has the fall of the Wall shaped migratory patterns within Europe
      and beyond its still malleable borders?
      • How have migrant artists, writers, film directors, musicians, and
      performers challenged Cold War and post-Cold War configurations of
      homeland, nation-state, and Europe?

      The Shift in Policies from First-Second-Third Worlds to International
      Financial Restructuring Post-1989 across the Globe
      • What micro- and macro-level impacts has the 1989 fall of the Berlin
      Wall had on national, regional, and local economies?
      • What were the immediate and sustained impacts of the collapse of the
      Wall on the Third World (Africa, Latin America and Asia)?
      • How have African, Asian, and American hemispheric (including South
      American, Central American, Caribbean, and Canadian) artists, writers,
      film directors, musicians, and performers reflected, contested,
      engaged, and resisted these global shifts in their arts?

      Altered Relations between the United States and the European Union
      • How do "cold warrior" legacies shape current US-European relationships?
      • What are the consequences of 9/11 and the subsequent "global war on
      • And again, what role have artists, writers, directors, musicians,
      and performers, as well as public humanities scholars, played in
      defining and translating post-Cold War legacies and the altered
      relations between the US and Europe?

      Historical Revenants in the Event of the "Fall"
      • What are the cultural, historical, and political significances of
      "November 9" as a recurrent anniversary date in Germany history for
      other "events," notably the 1918 abdication of the Kaiser and the
      subsequent declaration of the Weimar Republic, and Hitler's 1923 Beer
      Hall Putsch, and the devastating, anti-Semitic destructions of
      Kristallnacht in 1938?
      • How, if at all, has the fall of the Wall impacted the new Europe and
      its present-day confrontation with the destructive legacies and
      recurrences of anti-Semitism, as well as its grappling with historical
      violence, pogroms, and the Holocaust?

      Deadline: By 31January 2009, please send 250 word abstracts,
      abbreviated c.v. (or short biographical note) to both Katharina
      Gerstenberger (gerstek@...) and to Jana Evans Braziel

      Katharina Gerstenberger
      University of Cincinnati
      Department of German Studies
      ML 0372
      Cincinnati, OH 45220
      Email: gerstek@...

      5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam

      10 - 12 September, 2009 (http://www.ecpr.org.uk/potsdam/)

      Call for Papers for the nine panels in the section: `Religious Actors
      in the Political Sphere: Means, Objectives, and Effects'

      Deadline: The deadline for paper proposals is 1 February 2009.
      (Details at:

      You will already know that our proposal to run a section of panels at
      the 5th ECPR General Conference at Potsdam University has been
      accepted. Nine panels have been accepted in our section. You can find
      details of the panels and their themes at:

      Please reply directly to the panel chair(s) if you have any queries
      about their panels.

      ECPR General Conference, Potsdam 2009
      Panels of the Section "Religious Actors in the Public Sphere: Means,
      Objectives, and Effects"
      Panel Title/Chair Name(s)/Abstract
      1. Religious Actors and Domestic Policies in Liberal Democracies
      Chair: Michael Minkenberg, New York/Frankfurt/Oder (Ger)

      Religious Actors and Domestic Policies in Liberal Democracies
      According to many oberservers, debates about religious symbols in
      public places and the post-9/11 controversies about the compatibility
      of Islam, or religion in general, and democracy within and beyond
      Europe indicate the coming of a major new cleavage in liberal
      democracies. Others see this as the return of an old conflict area
      between religion and politics. Either way, this panel's logic rests on
      the observation of a continuous and in some respects increasing
      significance of religion in democratic politics which are due to
      ongoing and accelerated processes of political and social
      differentiation, cultural and religious pluralization, and economic
      and cultural globalization in the transition from the 20th to the 21st

      Against this backdrop, the panel invites papers which in an
      empirical-comparative and conceptual way address the issue how
      religious actors operate in the various fields of public policies in
      liberal democracies, how their policy objectives are shaped by the
      political and social environment in which they operate (including the
      above mentioned processes) and to what extent they are successful in
      realizing their objectives (including how to "measure" their success).
      Relevant domestic policy areas include welfare and social policies,
      family or morality policies, policies of citizenship (foreign policy
      shall be addressed in a separate panel). Paper presenters are invited
      to address some of the conventional arguments in the research on
      religion and public policy, such as the relevance of confessional
      legacies (e.g. Martin), the so-called "family of nations" approach
      (e.g. Castles), cleavage theory (Rokkan), the religiopolitical
      opportunity structure approach and others, in order to determine to
      what extent differentiation, pluralization and/or globalization raise
      new issues in the field of research or confirm old hypotheses in the
      study of comparative public policy in liberal democracies.

      2. Religious Actors in Democratization Processes
      Chairs: Mirjam Künkler, Princeton (U.S), and Julia Leininger, German
      Development Institute (Julia.Leininger@... or

      Religious Actors in Democratization Processes

      Religion is increasingly viewed as an important element in democratic
      transitions – yet the role religious actors and institutions play in
      political transformation processes remains an understudied subject in
      the relevant literature. On the one hand, religious actors may
      contribute to eroding the legitimacy of authoritarian governments, to
      effecting democratic openings, or to endowing new democratic
      governments with social and political legitimacy. The networks and
      communication infrastructures that religious institutions possess
      often put them into a unique position to serve as platforms for
      dissident activities. On the other hand, liberalized politics that
      accompany democratic transitions typically involve the deregulation of
      civil society as a result of the expansion of civil liberties,
      including radical religious groups, who, in turn, may jeopardize the
      democratic consolidation process.

      The proposed panel shall elucidate both the constructive and
      destructive role religious actors can play in democratic transitions
      and consolidation processes. It shall do so in a cross-regional and
      cross-religious perspective.

      We particularly invite papers that engage in the following:
      - apply a social movements approach to the study of religious actors
      and institutions in democratic transitions and consolidation processes.
      - examine how either infrastructural capacities and resources, or
      political opportunities, including the legal standing of religious
      organizations in a given political regime, or transnational linkages
      shaped the impact religious organizations exerted on democratic
      transition processes.

      Papers that deal with two or more cases comparatively are particularly
      welcome. Although the reverse effect, how democratization impacts
      religious actors and institutions, is a subject of great interest, it
      is beyond the scope of this panel.

      The panel is co-sponsored by the section on Politics and Religion of
      the German Association of Political Science, "Arbeitskreis Politik und
      Religion der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)"
      (see also: www.dvpw.de/akpr.html).

      3. Religiously-Oriented Political Actors in Secular Democratic States:
      The Turkish Case in Comparative Perspective
      Chair: Luca Ozzano, Turin (IT) (lucaozzano@...)

      Religiously-Oriented Political Actors in Secular Democratic States:
      The Turkish Case in Comparative Perspective

      Turkey has been in the last three decades one of the most striking
      examples of how religiously-oriented political parties and movements
      (from the extremist milli görüş; and its Refah Parti in the 1980s and
      1990s, to the more moderate AKP, today ruling the country) can both
      influence and challenge institutions and constitutional rules of a
      formally secular political system. However, Turkish
      religiously-oriented political actors are not an exception in the
      global landscape: throughout the globe, from the Muslim world, to
      South-East Asia, the Americas, and also Western Europe, such political
      actors are thriving, within several different cultures and religious

      The panel aims at analyzing the Turkish case in comparative
      perspective, trying to understand how and why religiously-oriented
      political actors (political parties, political movements, pressure
      groups, etc.) can develop and succeed within secular democratic
      states, and what kind of relations they can set up with both secular
      institutions and their own opponents, both in the social and in the
      political sphere. Attention will also be devoted to the impact of
      these actors on public policies, both at the national and at the
      international level. Both comparative works and in-depth single case
      studies will be welcomed.

      4. The Consequences of Politicization for Religious Life
      Chairs: Stratos Patrikios, Christopher J. Carman, Strathclyde (UK)
      (christopher.carman@... or e.patrikios@...)

      The Consequences of Politicization for Religious Life

      This panel examines an overlooked process in the field of religious
      politicization: the transformation of religious life through its
      involvement in politics. Existing empirical research in political
      behaviour tends to treat religion as an `unmoved mover' with respect
      to political contexts: a stable, ascribed individual characteristic
      that shapes political concerns without being affected by the political
      process. By doing so, such studies ignore the voluntary nature of
      religiosity in the advanced societies of North America and Europe and
      the influence of political institutions on collective identities.

      In order to fill this gap, we are interested in the following
      questions: Can a partisan clergy impose interpretations of holy texts
      that suit a particular political cause? Does the partisan stereotyping
      of a religious community drive some congregants away and attract
      others? Can political involvement reformulate religious identity into
      a partly political one? Panellists are invited to use quantitative or
      qualitative evidence to answer the above questions, either from a
      comparative or a case-study perspective. Analyses may draw on a range
      of theoretical frameworks including cleavage theory (e.g. the
      political agency approach), social identity theory or rational choice.
      We also welcome conceptual papers.

      5. Religious Actors and the Media: Fording Identities in a Complex
      Political Environment
      Chairs: Christoph Schumann, Bern (CH), Carola Richter, Erfurt (Ger)
      (christoph.schumann@... or carola.richter@...)

      Religious Actors and the Media: Forging Identities in a Complex
      Political Environment

      In his "Public Religions in the Modern World" (1994), José Casanova
      has argued convincingly that the institutional division between state
      and church in the West has given religion the opportunity to re-enter
      the public sphere in order to articulate a distinctive notion of the
      common good. More recently, Armando Salvatore (The Public Sphere:
      Liberal Modernity, Catholicism and Islam, 2007) has excavated the
      history of reasoning on the public good in Islam and Catholicism.
      Implicitly, both authors criticize Habermas for relegating religion to
      the sphere of historically grown, but unjustified "traditions" or
      rather the sphere of individual spirituality. Instead, Casanova and
      Salvatore agree that religion plays a legitimate role in the public
      sphere by contributing to the search for the common good.

      However, the presence of religious actors and religious media in the
      public sphere opens a variety of empirical problems. A concept of the
      common good justified in religious terms may be unacceptable for
      non-religious actors or members of other religions or sects. This may
      force secular and religious actors to search for a common frame, in
      which an agreement on shared interests, values, and norms is possible.
      This panel investigates the ways in which religious actors situate
      themselves in a larger non-religious (or secular) environment and how
      they articulate their particular interests as well as their notion of
      the common good. In doing so, how do these religious actors articulate
      their particular worldviews and, simultaneously, try to reach out to
      other religious groups or non-religious audiences?

      The spread of religious media may split the public sphere into two
      different camps – one religious and the other one secular, with each
      having its respective media. To a large degree, this is today the case
      in Turkey where newspapers, TV stations and websites are regarded
      either as religious or secular. If a public sphere is divided like
      this along the religious-secular line, is a meaningful communication
      aimed at a mutual understanding across this divide still possible? If
      so, how do actors bridge the difference? What are the norms, symbols
      and ideas that help to transcend the religious-secular divide?

      6. Religious NGOs in Global Governance: Conflict or Convergence?
      Chairs: Claudia Baumgart-Ochse, Frankfurt/Main (Ger) (baumgart@...)

      Religious NGOs in Global Governance: Conflict or Convergence?

      International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) are often held to
      be the protagonists of an emerging global civil society and the
      harbingers of a rational, secular and more peaceful world order. They
      are believed to act as "the conscience of the world" in contrast to
      old-fashioned, state-centered power politics. According to most
      studies, these organizations ground their multifaceted contributions
      to global governance in scientific knowledge and secular liberal
      thought in the tradition of European Enlightenment. Yet what these
      accounts of the INGO-community fail to acknowledge is the increasing
      activity of religiously motivated INGOs in international arenas such
      as the United Nations system. In analogy to the processes of
      deprivatization of religion in many nation-states across the world, a
      rapidly growing number of INGOs in transnational/international
      relations draw their normative outlook from specific religious
      traditions and shape their policies and actions accordingly. Given the
      general political ambivalence of religion, the question arises how and
      under what conditions religious INGOs pursue policies which either
      fuel conflict or bring about convergence. The panel seeks to bring
      together papers that look into the phenomenon from different angles.
      Empirical and theoretical/conceptual contributions are welcomed that o
      research religious organizations' involvement in policy-fields such as
      development, human rights or peace and security.

      - investigate how religious INGOs select, interpret and apply their
      religious texts and traditions with regard to current problems and
      themes of international politics
      - compare religious and secular INGOs and their respective agendas
      - discuss how the settings of international governance institutions
      effect religious INGOs identity, mission and organization
      - explore the general impact of religious INGO-activity on global
      governance and the formation of a new (secular?) world order

      7. Religious Actors and Ideas in Migration Policy and Politics
      Chairs: Sieglinde Rosernberger, Julia Mourão, Vienna (AU)
      (sieglinde.rosenberger@... or julia.mourao.permoser@...)

      Religious Actors and Ideas in Migration Policy and Politics

      Immigration, in particular of Muslim minorities, is a key factor in
      what has been termed the return of religion to politics. The mounting
      politicization of immigration and concerns over the integration of
      immigrants from minority religions are increasing the opportunities
      for religious actors to be visible and express voice in political
      processes. Among immigrant communities, religious identity is coupled
      with socio-economic deprivation and a deficit in political
      participation, which creates the potential for conflicts that call for
      political resolution and increase the need for cooperation among
      religious actors and state authorities. This benefits not only the
      immigrant religious communities, but also the established Churches,
      which can demonstrate expertise in interfaith-dialogue. Religion
      becomes increasingly politicized and political conflicts are
      increasingly interpreted through the lens of religion. The aim of this
      panel is twofold. On the one hand, the papers shall explore the role
      of religious actors and ideas in the formulation and implementation of
      policies in the area of immigration and immigrant integration. On the
      other hand, conclusions shall be drawn as to the effects of this
      increased political relevance of religious actors to the politics of
      immigration and religious governance.

      We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions, particularly
      those dealing with the following issues:
      - the role of religious actors in the resolution of conflicts arising
      from minority religious claims (headscarves, mosques, etc.)
      - religious actors as interest groups in local, national and
      supranational settings
      - religious actors as partners of the state in the formulation of
      migration policy
      - the importance of religious organization for immigrant communities
      social/cultural activities, economic support, political
      representation, etc.)
      - transformation of established patterns of cooperation with the state
      as a result of migration
      - the transnational aspect of religious organizations: double
      loyalties; international influences; the impact of religious actors
      from sending countries on immigrant communities

      8. Religious Actors, Soft Power and Foreign Policy: Theoretical and
      Empirical Observations
      Chair: Jeffrey Haynes, London (UK) (Jeff.haynes@...)

      Religious Actors, Soft Power and Foreign Policy: Theoretical and
      Empirical Observations

      Religious soft power in foreign policy making is under-examined in the
      literature. In various countries, including: Israel, the United
      States, India, Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, various religious
      actors seek to influence outcomes by encouraging foreign policy makers
      to adopt policies informed by their religious tenets and beliefs. This
      use of the term 'soft power' seeks to expand its use beyond the common
      conception that considers soft power to be the influence a government
      exercises over another government to achieve its goals. The intended
      contribution of this panel is to highlight the applied use of soft
      power, in relation to how certain religious groups seek to effect
      changes in foreign policy. It underlines that the concept of soft
      power should include cultural (including religious) actors who seek to
      influence foreign policy by encouraging policymakers to incorporate
      religious beliefs, norms and values into their country's foreign
      policies. Soft power domestically can easily become hard power
      internationally. For example, in the USA domestic evangelical groups
      convince the US government through a mix of soft and hard power to
      oppose funding for contraception and abortion internationally.

      When the US government agrees to curtail funding to various
      international organisations on these grounds, it is emphasising not
      the use of soft power but the force of hard economic power. Another
      example is the influence of various conservative entities in US
      domestic politics that used soft power to try to encourage the Bush
      administration to invade Iraq in 2003. The actual invasion was, of
      course, the epitome of hard power - despite the fact that soft power,
      focusing on the desirability of spreading democracy to Iraq and then
      to the Middle East region more generally encouraged use of the policy.
      What these examples collectively illustrate is that soft power is one
      end of a spectrum with hard power at the other end. In other words,
      soft power will not necessarily be used in isolation but will often
      form an aspect of a continuum that includes, when deemed necessary,
      use of hard power.

      9. From the local to Europe: religious Belongings in the Changing
      Hierarchy of Identities
      Françios Foret, Bruxelles (B), and Xabier Itçaina, Bordeaux (FR)
      (x.itcaina@... or Francois.Foret@...)

      From the local to Europe: religious belongings in the changing
      hierarchy of identities

      This panel will scrutinize the role played by religion in the
      contemporary variable combination of identities in Europe. Plurality
      of belongings can be found at the - relatively pacified - level of
      individual and cultural identities, as well as on the – more tense -
      normative level, when it has to do with the elaboration of collective
      preferences. The political identities can be articulated vertically or
      cumulatively, through the superposition of different scales of
      territorial identification, from the local to Europe. Tensions can
      occur between specific belongings and transnational solidarities,
      either community-based (diasporas, etc.) or functional. Religion
      represents a particularly salient factor of these horizontal
      affiliations which may challenge the established hierarchy of
      identities. Religion refers both to a set of common values and to
      institutional, national and transnational, networks. This duality
      turns religion into a key actor in the current identity-building
      processes in Europe, and invites to question again the picture of the
      "European exception" in terms of secularisation.

      Theoretical contributions crossing identity politics, theories of
      nationalism/regionalism/europeanisation and theories of secularisation
      will be welcome, as well as empirical contributions concerning
      European territorial issues. Comparative research will be particularly
      welcome, as well as in-depth national or intranational case-studies.

      Over the last two decades, European political scientists and those
      interested in international relations have increasingly been concerned
      with what appears to be an intertwining of religion and politics,
      fundamentally calling into question the once hegemonic explanatory
      power of the secularization paradigm. However, despite this growing
      attention there is still a lack of empirical studies and conceptual
      approaches which could help us to gain a more systematic understanding
      of this complex and still under-theorized field of research. The aim
      of this proposed section is to address this research lacuna, focusing
      on the interaction of religion and politics from a particular
      perspective. The aim is to analyse:

      - how religious actors operate in various political spheres
      - their activities and objectives, and
      - the consequences of their political involvement.

      Conceptually, we understand the term `religious actor' to include
      representatives of or individuals belonging to a religious community
      or organization which has overt religious references, express their
      religious concerns in the political sphere and/or seek broader or
      specific political influence. They may be organized at national level
      – such as religious political parties, associations or local
      denominational communities - or transnationally such as the Catholic
      Church or Islamic networks, as well as religious movements at the
      supranational level, such as various Christian associations, often
      based in Brussels We are particular interested in a comparative
      perspective, rather than a focus concerned solely with national,
      regional or confessional patterns. At the same time, in-depth case
      studies are welcomed, which would allow further insight into the
      processes addressed here. In this vein, panels would be organized in
      terms of their focus on particular issues and, if possible, have both
      cross-national and cross-confessional characters. All paper presenters
      would be asked to focus on at least one of the three issues noted
      above in the bullet points.

      We are looking forward to receiving your proposals!

      Jeff Haynes, London Metropolitan University

      The Global 1989: A New Generation

      22-24 October 2009, Princeton University


      2009 brings the 20th anniversaries of a wide variety of major events
      across the globe: the Cuban withdrawal from Angola; the Soviet
      withdrawal from Afghanistan; the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa against
      Salman Rushdie; the Polish and Hungarian Round Tables; the protests at
      Tiananmen Square; the fall of the Berlin Wall; the Velvet Revolution
      in Czechoslovakia; and the breakdown of old regimes
      in Mexico, Chile, and Brazil.

      In an attempt to take a global approach to 1989, its antecedents, and
      its consequences, Princeton University will convene and host on 22-24
      October 2009 a conference devoted to 1989. The ultimate panel themes
      will depend on the topics of the paper proposals submitted, yet we are
      particularly interested in moving toward new conceptual models, for
      example in the following areas: ethics and
      norms, intellectual history/history of ideas, law, microeconomics,
      migration, popular culture, and religion. It is essential to
      underscore also the conference's global scope, i.e. that it should
      encompass (but not necessarily limit itself to) variously defined
      Asian, Cold War, European, inter-American,
      Sino-Soviet, and transatlantic studies. We welcome also submissions
      concerning, for example, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, or
      South Africa.

      Who should apply: We aim to provide a forum for recent work related to
      a doctoral dissertation, whether published or unpublished, complete or
      incomplete. We therefore welcome submissions from junior faculty and
      postdoctoral fellows as well as current graduate students. We welcome
      submissions from around the globe, as our budget will allow us to
      cover the travel expenses of all of the scholars whose proposals have
      been accepted.

      That said, we caution that the small intended scale of the conference
      will likely necessitate a highly selective review process. The program
      committee looks forward to the broadest possible range of submissions
      that fall within the intended scope of the conference, and it will
      arrange panels based on those submissions that it receives, yet we
      will likely be able to accommodate only a fraction of these
      submissions. We ask both for a brief (300 words) abstract as well as a
      more detailed prospectus (5 pages, double-spaced) that fleshes out the
      intended argument of the presentation in greater depth.

      Deadlines: Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until 1
      February 2009. Early submissions are particularly welcome.

      Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Leavey
      (blleavey@...); questions can be directed also to conference
      chair Piotr H. Kosicki (pkosicki@...).

      **This conference is a joint initiative of Princeton University's
      Department of History, Davis Center for Historical Studies, Institute
      for International and Regional Studies, Program in Law and Public
      Affairs, University Center for Human Values, and Woodrow Wilson School
      of Public and International Affairs.

      Totalitarian Laughter: Cultures of the Comic under Socialism

      May 8-9, 2009 Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures,
      Princeton University


      Throughout its history, socialist mass culture actively relied on
      satire, humor, and comedy to foster emotional bonds with its audience.
      Orchestrated by the state cultural industry, public laughter released
      social and political tension, while leaving intact or buttressing
      mechanisms of repression and institutions of power. In turn, late
      Soviet irony or the aesthetic of grotesque, developed from below,
      became instrumental in solidifying a cultural distance from the values
      promoted by the socialist state. Varied in their impact and scope,
      these cultures of the comic nonetheless constantly pointed to the
      irrationality and ludicrousness of the socialist way of life.

      Whether officially approved or censored, totalitarian laughter
      relativized existing practices and norms, suggesting different models
      of understanding and embodying really existing socialism. Regardless
      of their content, these jokes of repression shared the same quality:
      they were made, not found. It is precisely this active production of
      totalitarian laughter from above and from below that this conference
      aims to explore. How did state socialism transform traditional genres
      and categories of the comic? How crucial was state censorship in
      producing (or suppressing) totalitarian laughter? Through what forms
      of displacement and condensation did official and non-official
      cultures achieve their comic effect? How did these practices of the
      comic correspond and interact with each other? What kinds of
      communities were formed in the process of producing jokes of
      repression? What were the mechanisms and paths of circulation through
      which laughable versions of socialism became available to larger
      audiences? Finally, what kinds of pleasure did totalitarian laughter
      promise, if not deliver?

      We seek to address these questions by bringing together an
      interdisciplinary group of scholars interested in reconstructing the
      peculiar relationship between repression and laughter under state
      socialism. We invite papers that explore forms of socialist grotesque
      in the Soviet Union and central and Eastern Europe in such diverse
      fields as politics, history, literature, arts, music, theater,
      television, and film, among others.

      Deadline: Please send an abstract (300 words) of the paper you would
      like to present
      at this conference, along with your CV, by 10 February 2009, to

      We may be able to offer a limited number of travel subsidies for
      foreign presenters. Those selected to give presentations at the
      conference will be contacted at the end of February 2009. Final papers
      will be due no later than 20 April, and they will be posted on the
      conference's website.

      Program committee:
      Serguei Oushakine (Princeton), Petre Petrov (Princeton), Seth Graham
      (UCL), Kevin M.F. Platt (Penn) Nancy Ries (Colgate).


      5th European Consortium for Political Research General Conference
      10-12 September 2009, Potsdam, Germany

      Deadline: 1st February 2009

      Section: "Perspectives on the Radical Right"
      Panel: "The Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe" (including

      Submit a paper to this panel:

      How to submit a paper: http://www.ecpr.org.uk/potsdam/howtosubmit.asp

      Submission guidelines:

      (Please, note that the conference, section and panel organizers are
      not able to provide funding or other logistic support for your trip to
      Potsdam and attendance of the conference.)

      Section: "The Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe"

      Panel Chair
      Andreas Umland, The Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
      Email: andreumland@...

      Panel Co-Chair
      Steffen Kailitz, Hannah Arendt Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism
      Email: steffen.kailitz@...-chemnitz.de

      Panel Discussant
      Anton Shekhovtsov, National Technical University of Sevastopol
      Email: anton.shekhovtsov@...

      This panel will analyse the varieties of radical right-wing parties
      and movements in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, as well as
      various determinants of their rise. In particular, it will evaluate
      the sources and nature of various anti-democratic ideologies as well
      as the social context within which groupings representing these
      ideologies act. It will focus on both established parties functioning
      within national political systems and extra-parliamentary movements
      and think-tanks active in the sociocultural realms. Although the panel
      welcomes rigorous national case-studies, it encourages speakers to
      present comparative studies and papers that contribute to the debate
      on theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of the
      radical right in the region.

      Publication of papers
      Presenters and discussants are invited to submit book proposals
      (monographs or collected volumes) based on their papers for possible
      publication in the book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and
      Society" at http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/spps.html

      Russian translations of papers on the Central and East European
      radical right will be considered for possible publication in the
      scholarly web journal "Forum noveishei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i
      kul'tury" at http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html


      Nationalisms across the Globe

      Type of publication: print

      Published by/ edited by: Peter Lang Book Series

      Topics: This peer-review series publishes monographs, conference
      proceedings, and collections of articles on this topic. It attracts
      well-researched, often interdisciplinary, studies, which open new
      approaches to nationalism and ethnicity or focus on interesting case
      studies. The language of the book series is English, with
      authors/editors of proposed volumes responsible for meeting the
      Peter Lang standards of copy-editing. All are requested to contribute
      to the cost of publication, with guidelines available on request.

      Deadline: ongoing

      Contact: Series Editors: Dr Tomasz Kamusella (Trinity College Dublin,
      Ireland, and University of Opole, Opole, Poland), tomek672@...;
      Dr Krzysztof Jaskułowski (University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland),
      Internet: http://net.abimperio.net/en/node/318


      The End of Transition: Analytical and local understandings of
      `transition' in post socialist space

      16-17 January 2009

      In the early nineties, the concept of `transition' became a much used
      framework for describing the phase the former socialist countries had
      entered: a phase that was supposedly leading the countries from
      socialism, plan economy and dictatorship to democracy, market economy
      and globalization. Over the years, scholars working in the region
      began to criticise the concept, its neo-evolutionist connotations and
      lack of analytical value when it came to actual processes of change
      taking place in the post socialist countries. However, although being
      abandoned little by little by within academia, the concept is still
      widely used locally, both in political rhetoric and on an everyday
      level, among `ordinary citizens'. This conference aims to examine the
      social lives of the transition concept. We pose the question of
      whether we should continue to use the term when analysing the social,
      political and economical processes in the post-socialist world. If so,
      how should it be defined or measured? How does the analytical concept
      `transition' as used in the social sciences differ from the way it is
      used by local actors across the post socialist world? In short, we
      call for papers that investigate the concept of `transition' and its
      social life in academia, among political advisors, as well among the
      people who are presumably undergoing `transition'.

      Key note speakers:
      Valeri Bunce, Cornell University
      Serguei Oushakine, Princeton University
      Steven Sampson, Lund University

      Maria Louw, Department of Anthropology and Ethnography, Aarhus University
      Nina Dadalauri, Institute of Political Science, Aarhus University
      Martin Demant Frederiksen, Department of Anthropology and Ethnography,
      Aarhus University

      The deadline for abstracts has already passed, but it is still
      possible to sign up to participate in the conference without
      presenting a paper. There is no conference fee, but we will have to
      charge DDK 50 for lunch for each of the days, and DKK 250 for the
      conference dinner on 16 January (one Euro is approximately 7,50 Danish
      Kroner). When registering, please let us know whether you would like
      to participate in the conference dinner, and whether you would like to
      join the lunch on the 16th and 17th.

      For more information please contact etnmdf@...

      End of Transition?
      Preliminary programme

      January 16th
      09.00: Welcome
      09.15: Keynote: Steven Sampson
      10.00: Discussion
      10.30: Coffee
      10.45: Sessions 1a and 1b
      12.15: Lunch
      13.00: Keynote: Valeri Bunce
      13.45: Discussion
      14.15: Coffee
      15.00: Sessions 2a and 2b (ends at 17.00)
      19.00: Conference dinner

      January 17th
      09.00: Keynote: Serguei Oushakine
      09.45: Discussion
      10.15: Coffee
      10.30: Sessions 3a and 3b
      12.00: Lunch
      13.00: Sessions 4a and 4b
      14.30: Coffee
      15.30: Plenary discussion. Discussants: Morten Axel Pedersen and xx
      (ends at 17.00)

      16th (Friday)

      Session 1a: Networks, corruption and barter
      Caroline Dufy `Is there a normative transition – A few evidences from
      a fieldwork on inter-firm transactions in the Ural region'
      David Torsello `The weapons of the strong? – Trust, corruption and the
      public good in one transition country: Slovakia'
      Lili Di Puppo`Use(s) of the concept of transition in the fight against
      corruption in Georgia'

      Session 1b: Temporality, narrative and transition 1
      Lars Højer`Transitional Properties in Ulan Bataar'
      Martin Demant Frederiksen `Café del Bungalow – Youth and transition in
      the Republic of Adjara'
      Maria Louw `Transitory imaginaries and Muslim selfhood in Central Asia'

      Session 2a – Paradigms and regimes 1
      Vicken Cheterian `Transition: Imagined change of post-socialism'
      Silvia Avram `Multiple starting points, trajectories and destinations:
      moving from transition to adaptation'
      Gabor Halmai `The transition that never was?'
      Nina Dadalauri-title to be announced-

      Session 2b – Temporality, narrative and transition 2
      Smoki Musaraj `Progress or Stagnation? Competing Temporalities of
      "Transition" in Post-Socialist Albania'
      Jeffers Engelhardt `Sound, Secular Enchantment, and the Limits of
      transition in Estonian Orthodox Christianity'
      Kristian Petrov `The conceptual dialectic of transition'

      17th (Saturday)

      Session 3a – Paradigms and regimes 2

      PolySlav XIII

      25-27 September 2009, Hamburg

      Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

      we would like to invite You cordially to attend the annual meeting of
      Polyslav (www.polyslav.org). Polyslav is an organisation of young
      philologists and experts in Slavic linguistic studies, who meet
      annually in order to discuss the newest developments in research in
      linguistic Slavistics and to establish connections among young
      scholars working in these areas. All European young scientists who
      possess a graduated degree are welcome to attend the conference.

      There are the following guidelines for contributions: Each paper will
      be allowed 30 minutes (including 10 minutes for questions and
      discussion). Presentations can be given in all Slavic languages,
      English or German and the results of the meeting are to be published
      in a conference volume. The participation fee is 60 Euro (in which a
      copy of the conference volume is included).

      The next annual meeting of Polyslav XIII takes place on 25-27
      September 2009, in Hamburg. The closing date for submissions is 31
      January 2009, so, please fill out the attached application form
      and send it back to us within the period stipulated.

      Please forward this information to anyone interested.

      Concerning the accommodation in Hamburg, we try to arrange special
      rates for conference participants. If you need accommodation in
      Hamburg, please specify this in the attached application form so that
      we are able to make reservations in time.

      Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
      Yours sincerely,

      Agnieszka Czachor
      Katrin Bente Fischer
      Gertje Krumbholz

      Registration for POLYSLAV XIII

      Hamburg, 25th-27th September 2009


      last name, first name


      academic title


      address of working place

      (particularly relevant for participants who need a letter of
      invitation for


      e-mail address


      telephone number (private)


      telephone number (official)


      subject of presentation


      language of presentation


      technical equipment You need

      (overhead projector/beamer)


      date of birth

      (in case You need a letter of invitation for Germany)




      Do you need accommodation in Hamburg?




      date of arrival:


      date of departure:



      Please send the application form by e-mail to one of the following
      addresses till 31st of January:

      Agnieszka Czachor: agnieszka.czachor@...
      Katrin Bente Fischer: katrin.bente.fischer@...
      Gertje Krumbholz: gertje.krumbholz@...

      or by mail to:

      Katrin Bente Fischer / Gertje Krumbholz
      University of Hamburg
      Department of Slavistics
      Von-Melle-Park 6
      20146 Hamburg


      Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke

      Main Category: Humanities
      Secondary Categories: World History
      Western Civilization
      Urban Studies
      U.S. History
      Social and Cultural History
      Russian/Soviet History
      Rural History
      Religious Studies
      Political Science/International Relations
      Policy and Political History
      Oral History
      Native American Studies
      Mexican History
      Medieval History
      Media Studies
      Law/Legal History
      Latin American History
      Labor History or Studies
      Judaic Studies
      Jewish History
      Japanese History
      Intellectual History
      Imperial or Colonial Studies
      Global Studies
      German History
      General Social Sciences
      Francophone Studies
      Fine Arts
      European Studies
      European History
      Early Modern History
      Diplomatic/Military History
      Digital Humanities
      Classical Studies
      Chicana/o History
      Canadian History
      Business and Economic History
      British History
      Black Studies
      Black History
      Australian History
      Atlantic Studies
      Asian History or Studies
      Art and Architectural History
      Area Studies/Ethnic Studies
      Ancient History/Antiquities
      American Studies
      American Indian History
      African Studies
      African and Middle Eastern History
      African American History or Studies

      The Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) at Duke University seeks up to
      two postdoctoral fellows for academic year 2009-10. Fellows will
      participate in the FHI's 2009-10 Seminar, Innovating Forms, convened
      by Duke faculty members miriam cooke and Fred Moten. The seminar will
      explore the role of form in the production of knowledge and the
      meanings & articulations of innovation. Applicants must have the PhD
      in-hand by the beginning of academic year 2009-10, and may not hold a
      tenured faculty position before or during the fellowship year. The
      fellowship provides a $40,000 stipend, access to benefits and a
      private office in the John Hope Franklin Center.

      Application Deadline: 12 January 2009

      For complete application information, visit: http://fhi.duke.edu

      Questions? Contact Christina Chia at +1 (919) 668-1902 or

      Duke University provides equal employment opportunity without regard
      to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status,
      sexual orientation or preference, sex, or age.

      Contact Information:
      Christina Chia
      John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
      2204 Erwin Rd., Box 90403
      Duke University
      Durham, NC 27708-0403

      Website: http://fhi.duke.edu

      CFA- CEU Research Fellowships

      Deadline: 20 January 2009

      The program is designed to increase exchange between scholars of the
      region and Central European University, and to promote original
      research, which can be of practical benefit to a particular country or
      region. The Visiting Research Fellowship Program is applicable to
      citizens of countries in Central and Eastern Europe (except EU member
      states), the former Soviet Union, Mongolia or of Palestine holding a
      Ph.D. or equivalent, who are affiliated with a teaching or research
      institution within the above said countries.

      The program supports two types of Research Fellows. CEU Professorial
      Research Fellows hold a full professorship, and are academics of
      established (preferably national) standing within their discipline.
      CEU Visiting Research Fellows are academics who have made a
      contribution to their discipline through publications, conference
      presentations, or other academic forums. Fellows are supported for a
      period of from one to six months, depending upon the type of research
      being undertaken. Both types of Fellowship cover accommodation and
      travel costs to/from Budapest (up to a maximum limit and after
      approval from the program coordinator), during the period of the
      Fellowship, and a monthly stipend. CEU Visiting Fellows will receive
      $900 per month, and CEU Professorial Fellows - $1500 per month.

      Program Requirements
      The primary requirement is a submission of an article to an
      international peer-review journal. Whilst at CEU, Fellows will present
      one Public Lecture to their host Department and the broader CEU
      community. Within one month of completion of the Fellowship, Fellows
      are required to submit to the Special Projects Office of CEU a brief
      narrative report in English, describing the results of their research
      activities at CEU. Within one year of completion of the Fellowship,
      Fellows are required to submit to the Special Projects Office a
      publication or an article prepared for publication in English, German,
      or French based on their original research at CEU. The resulting
      publication should state that this research is the outcome of a
      Visiting Research Fellowship at CEU. Fellows are required to be in
      residence at CEU for the duration of their Fellowship and are
      accommodated in CEU's Residence and Conference Center.

      Application Procedure
      Application Forms with Criteria for Applicants in both categories are
      available from the SPO/SEP Office, National Soros Foundation Offices
      and electronically (see Application Forms above). CEU does not accept
      Fellows during the summer or the Christmas period due to the limited
      availability of professors, administrators and access to research
      materials during vacation. Please note: those who are or who plan to
      be involved in projects, research, teaching, or other activities
      sponsored or co-sponsored by the Soros Foundation or OSI for the
      duration of the Research Fellowship are not eligible to participate in
      the program.

      Beside the completed application form applicants are required to send
      their CV, a research proposal, one letter of reference, copies of
      relevant certificates.

      On the letter of reference, stamps and signatures are expected. The
      letter of reference can be sent by normal mail or fax. Alternatively a
      scanned version can be sent by email. In case of emergency, we can
      accept a letter of reference sent via e-mail from the mailbox of the
      person who issued it.

      Applications are evaluated by the relevant CEU Department or Center
      and CEU's Special Projects Office. Therefore, we accept applications
      in the following discipline areas:

      Within CEU Departments:

      * Economics: http://www.ceu.hu/econ/
      * Environmental Science and Policy: http://www.ceu.hu/envsci/
      * Gender Studies: http://www.ceu.hu/gend/
      * History (Modern and Early Modern): http://www.ceu.hu/hist/
      * International Relations and European Studies: http://www.ceu.hu/ires/
      * Legal Studies (Business Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and
      Human Rights Law): http://www.ceu.hu/legal/
      * Mathematics and Its Applications: http://www.ceu.hu/math/
      * Medieval Studies: http://medstud.ceu.hu/
      * Nationalism: http://www.ceu.hu/nation/
      * Philosophy: http://www.ceu.hu/phil/
      * Political Science: http://www.ceu.hu/polsci/
      * Sociology and Social Anthropology: http://www.ceu.hu/soc_ant/

      Within CEU Centers (each Center offers its research areas or topics
      for potential Fellows):

      * Center for Arts and Culture: http://www.ceu.hu/center_arts_culture.html
      * Center for Environmental Policy and Law: http://www.cepl.ceu.hu
      * Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine: http://www.ceu.hu/celab/
      * Center for Hellenic Traditions: http://www.hellenic.hu/
      * Center for Policy Studies: http://cps.ceu.hu/
      * Center for EU Enlargement Studies: http://www.ceu.hu/cens/
      * Humanities Center (http://www.hc.ceu.hu/) and Center for Media and
      Communications Studies (http://www.cmcs.ceu.hu/)
      * Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies: http://www.pasts.ceu.hu/

      Application Deadlines: Deadline for applications academic year
      2009-2010 is 20 January 2009.

      Requests for additional information and completed applications should
      be sent to: halmaig@...

      Central European University
      Special and Extension Programs
      Nador utca 9
      1051 Budapest, Hungary
      Tel: +36 1 327 3000 ext. 2585 or 2094
      Fax: +36 1 327 3190

      You can find the relevant fields of research, the application
      requirements and more information on the Special and Extension
      Programs Website: http://www.ceu.hu/sep/spo/fellowships.html

      Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships 2009

      As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds,
      perspectives, and experiences among its faculty, the University of
      Chicago invites nominations and applications for the newly established
      Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (PCEPS).

      Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of academic
      achievement; scholarly promise; a demonstrable commitment to the
      ideals set forth in the University of Chicago Diversity Statement
      (http://www.uchicago.edu/diversity/zimmer/shtml); and the likelihood
      that the individual may become a qualified and competitive candidate
      for a faculty position at the University of Chicago upon completion of
      the Scholarship.

      Each cohort of PCEPS holders will include at least one scholar whose
      research furthers the missions of the Center for the Study of Race,
      Politics, and Culture (http://csrpc.uchicago.edu/).

      In addition to pursing their research, Scholars will teach one
      quarter-long course in their field for each year in which they hold a
      postdoctoral scholarship.

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