Friday, October 15, 2010

Upcoming REEI Events

Calendar of Events 10/14/10 - 10/21/10
For a pdf version, click here

Lectures, Local Conferences, and Academic Events:

Cultural Events:

Calls for Papers and Out-of-State Conferences:

Funding, Grants, and Scholarships:

Other Announcements:
Language Tables and Coffee Hours:

Detailed Descriptions of Events 

Lectures, Local Conferences, and Academic Events:
1.      Wednesday, October 20: Sabrina Ramet, Professor of Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, “Bosnia-Herzogovenia Since Dayton”
4:00 PM, Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafrass Room

Bosnia-Herzegovina was admitted to the United Nations in May 1992. Yet the system established, after three-and-a-half years of warfare, by the Dayton Peace Accords is patently dysfunctional.  In her talk, Professor Ramet will summarize the basic
challenges which Bosnia-Herzegovina has faced -- including establishing the rule of law, promoting the return of refugees and internally displaced persons, and building stable institutions.  It is in this last area that progress has been particularly problematic, with each of the three major national groups holding to different visions of the future.  Where Bosniaks have tended to hope for a stronger central government and a more unified system of governance, many Bosnian Serbs have tended to hope for eventual union with Serbia, while many Bosnian Croats have hoped for either eventual union with Croatia or a reorganization of the system so as to create a third autonomous unit.  As a consequence, Bosnia-Herzegovina cannot be considered a stable state at the present time.

Dr. Sabrina Ramet is Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, co-editor of the Cambridge journal Politics and Religion, and a Senior Associate of the Centre for the Study of Civil War.

2.       Friday, October 15: Professor Eugene Avrutin, Professor of Modern European Jewish History and Tobor Family Scholar, Program of Jewish Culture and Society, University of Illinois, “Jews and their Neighbors: Law and Interethnic Relations in the Russian Empire”
12:00PM, Indiana Memorial Union, Distinguished Alumni Room

This talk analyzes the role that the law played in the mediation of interethnic relations in the Russian Empire. Historians have argued that Jews lived side-by-side with other ethnic communities for hundreds of years before their mass destruction in the twentieth century. Yet they have failed to explain just how these populations managed to coexist with one another on an everyday level. Between the 1830s and the 1880s, relations between Jews and their ethnically diverse neighbors were not devoid of social conflict, but these disagreements were usually the product of daily economic exchanges rather than a disdain for one another based on either religious or ethnic differences. Drawing on court records and other unexplored archival materials, this talk analyzes how Jews and their neighbors utilized the law to mediate everyday disagreements, which took place in three contact zones in nineteenth century Russia: the neighborhood, the noble estate, and the marketplace.

Participants are asked to read a copy of Professor Avrutin’s paper prior to the workshop. To obtain a copy the paper, please email Melissa Deckard (

9:20AM-5:30PM, 218 Woodburn Hall

The event is jointly sponsored by Indiana University’s Institute for Advanced Study, Department of
French and Italian, Renaissance Studies Program, Department of Political Science, Tocqueville Program,
Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, and Horizon of Knowledge Lecture Series at Indiana
University, Bloomington. The Tocqueville Program at IU was created with the generous funding of the
Jack Miller Center and the Veritas Fund.

9.20-9.30: John Bodnar (Institute for Advanced Studies, IUB): Opening Remarks
9.30-10.00: Aurelian Craiutu (Indiana University) and Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University):
“The Paradox of Marginality” (Introduction of the Marginality Project)
Morning Session (Moderator: Costica Bradatan)
10.00-10.30: Giuseppe Mazzotta (Yale University), “The Margins of Thought” (Horizons of
Knowledge lecture)
10.30-10.45: Response: Hall Bjornstad (Indiana University)
10.45-11.00: Coffee Break
11.00-12.15: Discussion of Giuseppe Mazzotta’s paper
12.30-2.00 Lunch (for panelists)
Afternoon Session (Moderator: Hall Bjornstad)
2.00-2.30: John A. Hall (McGill University), “Marginality Imposed and Embraced, Understood
and Interpreted: The Case of Ernest Gellner”
2.30-2.45: Response: Jeffrey C. Isaac (Indiana University)
2.45-4.00: Discussion of John A. Hall’s paper
4.00-4.15: Coffee Break
Roundtable Session (Moderators: Aurelian Craiutu, Costica Bradatan, and Hall Bjornstad)
4.15-5.30: The Proper Study of Marginality”: Theoretical Framework, Conceptual Apparatus and

1:00PM – 5:00 PM, Kelley School of Business Graduate Center, CG 3046

1PM: Welcome: Padraic Kenney, Director, Polish Studies Center

Session 1: Workers and Consumers in Communist Eastern Europe, 1:15-3:00
Brigitte LeNormand, Indiana University-Southeast: “The House that Socialism Built: Reform, Consumption and Inequality in Postwar Yugoslavia”
Malgorzata Fidelis, University Of Illinois-Chicago: “Trade Unions And The Question Of Gender Equality In Postwar Poland, 1945-49”
Comment: Padraic Kenney, Indiana University

Coffee Break

Session 2: The Social Contract of Polish Communism, 3:15-4.45
Tomasz Inglot, Minnesota State University-Mankato: “Trade Unions And The Polish “Emergency Welfare State” – A Critical Reassessment”
Gerald Beyer, Saint Joseph’s University: “The Discourse and Ideals of Solidarność: Beyond Communism Towards a Republic of Equals”
Comment: Jack Bielasiak, Indiana University

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs

See the accompanying exhibit in the Wells Library, Reference Reading Room:
“The Communist Information Monopoly in Poland, and How Polish Opposition Broke It Up.”

Cultural Events:

Reference Reading Room, Wells Library

In October an unusual event will be taking place in the Reference Reading Room of the Wells Library. It is a book exhibition that celebrates the acquisition by the Indiana University Libraries of an extensive Polish collection formerly owned by the former Central Trade Union Council (Centralna rada zwiazkow zawodowych – CRZZ) Library of Poland. It is a very unique collection consisting of more than one thousand unique booklets, brochures, and research monographs, many of which are not owned by any libraries outside Poland now. Even more unique than these monographs are the serials, which number more than 120 titles. They include 20 of the 22 national periodicals that were published by the trade union movement of Poland up until 1980. Combined, these serials and monographs will contribute to making the IUB Library one of the major repositories of rare research materials pertaining to the history of the workers’ movement of communist Poland. This exhibition is held in tandem with an international symposium to be held on campus on October 22nd in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Polish independent social movement Solidarity (Solidarnosc) and an one-credit course entitled “The Technology of Revolution” to be taught by Prof. Padraic Kenney of the Department of History. The exhibition will be open on October 4th and will last until October 29th. The exhibition is curated by Wookjin Cheun, librarian for Slavic and East European studies.

Please direct any questions regarding this exhibition to him at

2.      Sunday, October 24th, 2010: Good Evening Monsieur Chopin (Buy Tickets by October 16, 2010)
5:00 PM, Latvian Community Center, 1008 W. 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN

Polish Canadian Salon of Poetry, Music and Theatre in Toronto, Under the Auspices of Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Canada Presents:
Good Evening Monsieur Chopin

Writer and director: Maria Nowotarska & Joanna Sokolowska-Gwizdka
Cast: Maria Nowotarska & Agata Pilitowska
Voice of Chopin: Piotr Pilitowski

Indianapolis Latvian Community Center
1008 W. 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN
Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 5:00pm

Tickets: $20 for PCSI members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students
The performance will be in Polish with English subtitles.
We invite you to meet with Maria Nowotarska and Agata Pilitowska after the performance.
Refreshments will be served.

Please send checks by October 16th 2010 payable to Polish CSI to:
PolishCSI c/o Andrzej Orlik, 14102 Warbler Way, Carmel, IN 46033

If you have any questions please contact Katrina Kill at (317) 566-0489 or e-mail:
Sponsors: Polish Cultural Society of Indiana, Bycan-Sellen Associates, Inc.

Calls for Papers and Out-of-State Conferences:
3-9 November, 2010, Berlin, Germany

The ‘Europe Meets Russia’-team is pleased to announce the launch of its fourth program. “Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders,” will take place in Berlin from November 3rd to November 9th 2010.

Europe meets Russia has been designed with the intention of bringing together young individuals (mid-later stage students or with some young professionals - around 1-2 years experience) so that they can gain an insight into cultural diplomacy, exchange ideas and experiences, and learn from influential figures in the given field. Participants will develop contacts on social and professional levels through the participation of lectures, challenging workshops, and discussions. The Forum aims to examine the state of the European-Russian relationship today and to consider the role of cultural exchange in supporting this relationship.

Further information about Europe meets Russia can be found in the following link:

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is now accepting applications for participants with an active interest in the issue. Please see the following link for further information, including the application form:

For specific inquiries into the program, please contact us at:

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is delighted to have had the possibility of welcoming the following speakers on previous EMR-Events:

Dmitri Molchanov, Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Berlin
Dr. Marzenna Guz-Vetter, Representative of the European Commission in Berlin
Martin Hope, Director of Benelux and EU office at British Council; Former Director British Council Moscow
Alexander Rahr, Program Director Russia/Eurasia at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik
Heino von Meyer, Director of the OECD Berlin Center
Mr. Nikitin, Head of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Germany
Enno Harks, Political Advisor to the CEO of Deutsche British Petroleum
Professor Ulrich Brückner, Expert in the field of European integration, Jean Monnet Professor for European Studies
Ingo Mannteufel, Head of Department Eastern Europe; Head of Russian Online and Radio Editorial Department at Deutsche Welle TV
Dr. Zoe Ivanova, Consultant and Trainer for Cross-cultural Competence

Given your position, we would be grateful if you could forward the information above to those you believe would be interested in taking part.

To learn more about the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, please visit our website:
Deadline: November 15, 2010
February 4, 2011, Harvard University

The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Southeastern Europe Study Group, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, invite scholars, researchers, university faculty, public policy practitioners, and graduate students at advanced stages of research to submit 500-word proposals for papers to be delivered at the symposium “Continuity and Change in Southeastern Europe” on February 4, 2011, at Harvard University.

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2010. Proposals should be submitted along with a recent CV to Andrew Hall at Small stipends for travel and accommodation will be available for selected participants.

Proposals must fall into one of the below thematic units:

I) Institutional Legacies: Tracing Historical Continuities
Over the last century and a half, Southeastern Europe has been marked by a large number of critical junctures: from the collapse of multinational empires to the long period of wars form 1912-18 and World War II to the emergence of Communist states and their collapse. These monumental changes often disguise lines of continuity, especially in regard to institutions. This panel will bring together papers that help understand how and why institutional continuities and legacies persist over time. Avoiding historical determinism, the papers will shed light on particular paths institutional developments have taken and how this helps understand Southeastern Europe today. From ethnographic micro-cases to larger comparative studies, papers representing a variety of disciplines and approaches are welcome.
Chair: Dr. Florian Bieber, Editor-in-Chief, Nationalities Papers

II) Domestic-International Relationships in Political Reform in Southeastern Europe
What do case studies of political reform in post-socialist Southeastern Europe tell us about the conditions under which international actors can work together with domestic actors to develop institutions that are responsive to and valued by ordinary citizens? How have domestic actors in Southeastern Europe been able to incorporate domestic values and traditions into new institutions in the face of pressure to adopt Western models?  Under what conditions are international actors who promote reform sensitive to local knowledge?  This panel seeks to learn from case studies of reform that are considered unsuccessful, as well as those considered successful.   Papers will increase our understanding of the processes and outcomes of political reform viewed as valuable by Southeastern European peoples through investigations of case studies that cover various Southeast European countries and issue areas.
Chair: Dr. Paula Pickering, Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of William and Mary

III) Gender, Nation and Globalization
The last two decades have been a time of tremendous upheaval for the nations of Southeastern Europe, which have variously weathered the storms of sudden economic change, political disintegration, social instability, increasing crime and corruption, massive out migration, violence, and war.   Most recently, the region has been wracked with the economic turmoil of the global financial crisis and individual men and women are facing the ever-growing hardships of recession and IMF-imposed structural adjustment.  Throughout these twenty years, idealized notions of masculinity and femininity have shifted and been reimagined to take account of the local realities in an era of globalization.  In some cases, traditional gender norms and expectations have been subverted and/or overthrown altogether, with both men and women gaining from an increase of possible gender subjectivities.  In other cases, traditional roles for what makes a “real man” or a “good woman” have reasserted themselves with newfound force, finding allies in new or old religious movements and nationalist political rhetorics.  This panel aims to explore the continuities and changes in gender norms and gender politics in Southeastern Europe, and welcomes all papers that explore these dynamics with an eye to seeing the complex interactions between local and global forces.
Chair: Dr. Kristen Ghodsee, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Bowdoin College

Areas of focus: Albania - Bosnia-Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - F.Y.R. of Macedonia - Greece - Hungary - Kosovo - Moldova - Montenegro - Romania - Serbia - Slovenia - Turkey
For more information on the Kokkalis Program, visit:

Deadline: November 1, 2010
January 27 & 28 2011, Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines,

Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines,27 and 28 January 2011

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Edith Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London Professor Jonathan Israel, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

‘Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique’. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion?

Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent. In 1919, for instance, Paul Valéry imagined Europe as a living creature, with ‘a consciousness acquired through centuries of bearable calamities, by thousands of men of the first rank, from innumerable geographical, ethnic and historical coincidences’. Of course this is only one of a multitude of different representations. Europe has always signified different things to different people in different places – inside Europe as well as outside.

Europe meant, for instance, something different to Voltaire, l’aubergiste d’Europe, at Ferney in the 1760s than to Athanasius Kircher in Rome a century earlier or to Barack Obama in Washington today.

This conference explores the different ways in which Europe has been imagined and represented, from inside as well as outside Europe and from classical antiquity to the present day. This wide scope reflects the historical range of the LUICD’s three research programmes (Classics and Classical Civilization, Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Modern and Contemporary Studies) as well as the intercontinental focus of many of the institute’s research projects. The conference aims to present a diachronic perspective of some of the many images of Europe, with particular attention to the historical, cultural and economic contexts in which these images were created and the media and genres in which they have been presented.

Although the emphasis of the conference lies on different and changing perspectives, perceptions and representations, it also wants to explore the notion of similarity – are there any aspects that keep recurring in the different visions, aspects that might even be said to be intrinsically European?

The conference aims to provide a platform for graduate students in the humanities, from Leiden as well as other universities in the Netherlands and abroad, to present and exchange their ideas in an international and interdisciplinary environment. The organising committee is honoured that Professor Jonathan Israel and Professor Edith Hall have accepted our invitation to act as keynote speakers and participate in discussions during the conference.


The LUICD Graduate Conference aims to reflect the institute’s interdisciplinary and international character and as such welcomes proposals from graduate students from all disciplines within the humanities, from universities from the Netherlands as well as abroad. The conference wants to present a variety of different perspectives on Europe (from within as well as outside the European
continent) and those working in fields related to other continents are particularly encouraged to submit a proposal.

Subjects may include historical events, processes and discourses, textual and/or visual representations, literary or art canons, colonial and post-colonial relations, philosophical developments and political issues. Questions that could be raised include: how did (and do) oppositions such as barbarism versus civilization, Christianity versus paganism or old versus new worlds relate to the conceptualization of Europe? What role does (perceived) cultural superiority play in these oppositions? What ideas might be regarded as predecessors of or alternatives to the concept of Europe? In what ways did (and do) forms of universalism and regionalism compete with identity formation on a continental level? How have individual artists represented Europe? How do different (literary) genres, such as travel literature, historiography or letters, construct a particular image of Europe or Europe’s relations with other cultures? Is it possible for art collections to imagine Europe or to question existing perceptions of Europe? How do migrant literature and cinema reflect the changing identity of Europe today?

Please send your proposal (max. 300 words) for a 20-minute paper to .  The deadline for the proposals is 1 November 2010 – you will be notified whether or not your proposal has been selected before 15 November 2010.

After the conference, the proceedings will be published either on-line or in book form. More information on this will follow in due course.

A conference website ( ), with more information about the programme, speakers, accommodation and other conference matters, will be launched later this autumn, but if you have any questions regarding the conference and/or the proposal, please do not hesitate to contact us at the above e-mail address.

The organizing committee: Drs. Thera Giezen, Drs. Jacqueline Hylkema, Drs. Coen Maas

Deadline:November 1, 2010
March 25-26, 2011, New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest

For this symposium we have the generous support of New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest ( <> ), which will also be the host of the symposium. In agreement with New Europe College we have scheduled this symposium on 25-26 March 2011.

We would like to bring together a number of scholars (historians, sociologists, anthropologists etc.) who work on such questions, and who would also make possible a comparative view, by addressing different Balkan ‘confessional’ families.

Here are some themes for reflection:
-   Families and Churches

-   Domestic violence: rules and practices

-   Women in the Families: daughters, wives and widows

-   From God to Godparents: spiritual kinship and solidarities

It is a great honor for us to invite you to take part in this event. Please let us to know if you are interested to be among the participants.

Those who would like to present a paper are invited to submit a title and a short abstract, accompanied by a CV & publication list by 1 November 2010. Please email this information to the organisers:

Constanta Vintila-Ghitulescu, Senior Researcher, ‘Nicolae
Iorga’ Institute of History, e-mail:

5.      CALL FOR PAPERS: Voices of Freedom or Western Provocation? 60 Years of Radio Free Europe in Munich and Prague
Deadline: October 20, 2010
April 28-30, 2011 Munich/Prague

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel and Dr. Robert Luft (Collegium Carolinum, Munich), Dr. Zuzana Jürgens (Czech Center Munich), and Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů in Prague

“Volá hlas svobodného Československa, rozhlasová stanice Svobodná Evropa…(Here is the voice of free Czechoslovakia, Radio Free Europe…)“ – with these words, the American radio station, Radio Free Europe (RFE), began regular broadcasting from Munich on 1 May 1951. Its broadcasting services to other Eastern European countries followed in quick succession. Today RFE/RL continues to broadcast from Prague to several Arabic, Asian, and CIS states. Against the background of discussions between “East” and “West”, between “free democracies” and socialist “people’s republics”, post-war radio broadcasters gained a new significance. In contrast to the traditional media, radio waves could penetrate the “Iron Curtain”. As a relatively new medium, radio assumed a new role as a mediator of information, worldviews, opinions, and rumour across state borders and the Cold War divide in 1950s Europe – similar to the internet today. Radio Free Europe shaped “images” of the “East” and the “West” in both East and West, and can thus be seen as an important and abiding protagonist in the Cold War. Until 1989, emigrants from East Central, South East and Eastern Europe comprised the majority of Radio Free Europe's staff. In programming for their native countries and local compatriots, they provided coverage of political and social developments in their respective countries, as well as information on “Western” culture. Although the reception of Radio Free Europe was forbidden in socialist states, for many people in Czechoslovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, RFE was for decades one of the few alternative sources of information. As such, Radio Free Europe represented an important bearer and mediator of knowledge for almost 40 years in Eastern Europe. Today it is often claimed that, through its activities, Radio Free Europe contributed to the fall of communist regimes and to the (re-)establishment of democracy in Eastern and East Central Europe.

However, the role of RFE – and later, of Radio Liberty (RL) – as an instrument of politics, the station’s significance in the formation of block identities and the crystallisation of alternative public fora and spheres of cultural and social dissent, as well as changes in programming goals and contents have not yet been adequately explored. In this light, the conference focuses on the activities and structures of the radio station, and on its significance and reception in a transnational context.

The central idea of the conference is that in the analysis of the phenomenon of RFE as a whole, we need to put stronger emphasis on the ideological and political categories of the time. While the prevailing view at RFE itself was that their mission was democracy and freedom, in East European countries RFE programs were often perceived as interference in domestic affairs or as Western propaganda. The research of the phenomenon of RFE needs to take into account this wide range of different views.
Given the special position of RFE (long based in Munich and broadcasting predominantly for the audience behind the “Iron Curtain”), the conference focuses both on the role of RFE as broadcasting agent in the target countries and on RFE as a pan-European phenomenon. The station’s significance for Western Europe in general and for West Germany in particular requires closer attention and a re-evaluation.
The conference welcomes papers from various fields of study: history, politics, media and cultural studies, literature, and other disciplines. Contributions should address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Political Dimensions: What political structures were behind RFE? To what extent may we claim that RFE was politically significant? What role did RFE play in German and American foreign and domestic policy as well as for the idea of the Cold War “block thinking”?
The day to day operations and work procedures at RFE: The conception of RFE and its objectives. Who worked for RFE? What programming guidelines did program makers have to follow at different stages in the station’s history? What was the relationship between the broadly autonomous national desks and the overall concept of RFE?
Program contents: What information was collected and how was this information transmitted? What concepts of democracy, communism, culture and social change were communicated by RFE? How did program formats and contents change over time?
Reception: To what extent did RFE contribute to the crystallisation of alternative or oppositional public fora in the countries to which it broadcast? What was the relationship between programming and historical events? What role did RFE play for dissidents? How was RFE viewed in West Germany, in the USA, and by communist regimes?
Comparisons with other transnationally operating broadcasting stations during the Cold War era (BBC, Voice of America, Deutsche Welle etc.).

The program of the conference will include both scientific discussion as well as round tables and podium discussions with former RFE journalists and other contemporary witnesses.

The languages of the conference are English, German and Czech.

The academic presentations will be published in conference proceedings.

Please send your proposals in German, Czech or English (max. 2 pages) by 20 October 2010 to:

Anna Bischof
Collegium Carolinum
Hochstraße 8
D-81669 München
Tel. +49/89/55 26 06 – 0
FAX +49/89/55 26 06 – 44

Deadline: October 25, 2010

Marta Rosales (New University of Lisbon & CRIA)
Filomena Silvano (UNL-FCSH)

Short Abstract
The panel aims to discuss contemporary material culture in everyday ‘naturalized’ routines. Beyond production and consumption, it will focus on the objects' materiality and its impacts on the relations with subjects and other objects as a means of acknowledging their constitutive potentialities.

Long Abstract
The impact of ordinary, often ‘invisible’, objects in peoples' lives has been acknowledged by contemporary theory as one of the most significant consequences of contemporary material culture. Grounded in a considerable body of ethnographic work that highlights its expressive potential to depict and discuss identity issues and belonging strategies, its relational modalities both with subjects and other objects needs, however, to be further explored. This panel welcomes theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to the discussion of the roles played by contemporary mass-produced materiality in the making of everyday life, as well as in perceiving and shaping the world. Specifically, we aim to go beyond objects’ expressive dimensions and a) focus on objects' physicality, functions and performances in specific cultural contexts; b) make room for the discussion of their potentialities, as well as of their limits and resistance to appropriation; c) observe their relations in broader constellations of objects; and d) characterize contemporary systems of categorization and evaluation of contemporary material culture.

Deadline: October 25, 2010
April 17-21, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal

(P120) Memory and history: identity, social change and the construction of places
Submission deadline: 25 October
Sónia Ferreira (CRIA - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas) Inês Fonseca

Short Abstract
Due to the close relation between Memory and History, namely in the modern nation-state construction, discussions over past and historical or collective memory took central stage in social analysis debates. This panel calls for papers on memory, history, identity, heritage and space.

Long Abstract
Due to the close relation between Memory and History, namely in the modern nation-state construction and in sub consequent practices such as commemorationism, discussions over past and historical or collective memory took central stage in social analysis debates. In Anthropology and History field production, a part of this discussion focuses on the processes of making, defining and selecting heritage conveyed by identity construction dynamics.
So, as each epoch has its own memory social itineraries that change according to the historical forms that constitutes them, and also builds, reproduces and obliterate dominant and dominated memories, it becomes essential to present the processes of ‘making history’ and ‘construction’ of collective memories, in their agents and dynamics. An analysis of the dominant ‘cadres de mémoires’ present in each society is an instrument that reveals social hierarchies and status positions and constitutes a place where the production of identities is extremely relevant. Similarly, the construction, reproduction and projection of material, memory and collective spaces are crucial in the maintenance of social memory.
This panel calls for papers focused on cases that discuss the themes proposed, namely memory, history, identity, heritage and space.

Funding, Grants, and Scholarships:
1.      United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowships
Deadline: November 30, 2010

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. The Center welcomes proposals from scholars in all relevant academic disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others.

Fellows at the Center have access to more than 60 million pages of Holocaust related archival
documentation; memoir collections; and the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center.
Many of these sources have not been examined by scholars and offer unprecedented opportunities to deepen knowledge about the Holocaust and further advance the field of Holocaust studies.

Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. Immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments will also be considered.

For more information go to

Fellowship applications and supporting materials must be received by November 30, 2010.

Decisions will be announced in April 2011. All applications must be submitted in English via an online application process. Please direct inquiries to:

Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming, Director
Visiting Scholar Programs
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Tel: (202) 314-7802

2.      Visiting Fellowship, Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations, Woolf Institute
Early Consideration Deadline: December 1, 2010

The Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations, under the Woolf Institute, invites applications for Visiting Fellows wishing to research some aspect of Muslim-Jewish relations.  The Centre provides a range of multi-disciplinary educational programmes on the Muslim-Jewish encounter throughout the ages.

The Fellowships, tenable for a three-month period, can be held in Cambridge University term times in the academic year 2011-2012. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research in an area of relevance to the work of the Centre and may be asked to make a modest contribution to lecturing and teaching. The Fellowship would be particularly suitable for someone with sabbatical leave from a University or similar position. Applications are not restricted. There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and round-trip travel from their country to Cambridge. Further information about the Centre and its work can be found at:

Early consideration will be given to those received by 1 December 2010, but applications will continue to be reviewed subsequently

3.      Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Deadline: December 10, 2010

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the 2011-2012 S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy.  The S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2011-12 academic year to support advanced research at the University of California, Berkeley. For the purposes of this fellowship, natural resources are defined broadly to include environmental resources. The fellowship encourages, but is not limited to, policy-oriented research. Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are
conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals with a primarily statistical or econometric purpose are not eligible for consideration.
Application deadline is December 10, 2010. Visit the website at

4.      Senior Scholar Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowships, Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History offers fellowships to senior scholars through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The awards support original research at CJH in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history. Applications are welcome from college and university faculty in
any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials housed at CJH.

Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,400 for a period of one academic year. Fellows are expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one lecture based on the research conducted, actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center, acknowledge CJH and NEH in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship and
submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.

The Center for Jewish History also offers fellowships to PhD candidates supporting original research using the collections at the Center. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the library and archival resources of more than one partner. Full fellowships carry a stipend of up to $14,000 for a period of one academic year. It is expected that applicants will have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. It is required that each fellow conduct research for the duration of the award at a minimum of 2 days/week in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. The fellow must also participate in a CJH Seminar and deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research at CJH and the collections used.

Visit the website at

5.      Research Funding for Turkey/Balkans Scholarship, The British Institute at Ankara

Since 2005 the Institute has supported a small number of thematically focused research programmes, stimulated by current concerns of academic research in the UK as well as internationally; these are known as strategic research initiatives. Areas and themes include Climate History of Anatolia and the Black Sea, Frontiers of the Ottoman World, Society and Politics in Contemporary Turkey and more general study grants. Study grants are intended to support doctoral or post-doctoral research in the fields of the arts, humanities and the social sciences related to Turkey and the Black Sea littoral. In addition, travel grants of up to £500 each will be made to students in the fields of the arts, humanities and the social sciences
to enable them to travel to and in Turkey and the region of the Black Sea littoral.
BIAA also offers small grants, not to exceed £500 per application, to support conferences, day-schools, workshops or seminars in the fields of the arts, humanities and the social sciences related to Turkey and the Black Sea littoral. For further information please contact Claire McCafferty at or visit

Remak New Knowledge Seminar --$20,000-Application Deadline Feb. 11, 2011
            Remak Distinguished Scholar Award--$5,000-Application Deadline Feb. 11, 2011
            Mini-Workshop/Conference Grants--$7,000-Application Deadline Feb. 11, 2011
            Visiting Fellowship Grants for Research Collaboration-- $2,500—No deadline, limited
            Residential Fellowship Grants—Application Deadline  April 15, 2011
            Branigin Lectureships--  Application Deadlines  April 15, 2011
For More information visit: or contact John Bodnar
Deadline for receipt of applications: December 1, 2010

Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Research proposals examining the countries of Central Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucuses, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome.

Grants available include:
1. Research Scholar Grants. The Kennan Institute offers resident grants to scholars to utilize the unique resources of the Washington area. The Title VIII Research Scholar program is open to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed, and provides 3 to 9 months of support-including office space, a research intern, and special borrowing privileges at the Library of Congress.

2. Short-Term Grants.  Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide up to 30 days of stipend support and use of Institute facilities to conduct research in Washington, and are open to scholars who either possess a doctoral degree or are doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations.

3. Summer Research Grant. Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area can apply for the new Summer Research grant. The summer grants must be used between May-September 2011, and grant applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher. The Summer Research Grant will provide a stipend of $3,200 per month, support for a summer intern, and access to the facilities of the Kennan Institute, including its library. The Kennan Institute cannot provide office space for Summer Grant scholars.  Travel and accommodation expenses also are not directly covered by this grant.

The deadline for the Research Scholar and the Summer Research grants is December 1, 2010. The Short-Term grant competition takes place on a quarterly basis, and the next deadline for Short-Term grants is also December 1, 2010.  Please note that there has been a change in the eligibility requirements.  Title VIII awards are limited to applicants who are U.S. citizens upon commencement of their scholarship. 

For more information, please visit:

Deadline: Thursday, October 25, 2010

In academic year 2010 - 2011 the Polish Studies Center is offering two grants-in-aid, one student award and one faculty award, to support travel for activities related to scholarship in Polish Studies. Each grant provides up to $500 in support of travel to a conference to make a presentation in the field of Polish Studies. The grant may also be used towards the cost of other research-related travel.
A selection committee appointed by the Director of Polish Studies will read all applications.
 Applicants should submit the following to the Polish Studies Center:
            •         A current c.v.
•         An abstract of your conference paper, or a half-page statement explaining the
           nature and purpose of your travel.
•         If you are attending a conference, a copy of the acceptance letter or invitation
•         Itemized budget of expected expenditures.

The award will be processed after travel is completed. Recipients will be informed about the necessary procedures for reimbursement.

Complete submissions should be received at the Polish Studies Center by Thursday, October 25, 2010.

Please contact Gosia Swearingen at the Polish Studies Center for more information: 812-855-1507 or by e-mail:

Other Announcements:
1.      Wednesday, October 20: 1956 Hungarian Revolution Celebration
5:30 to 7:30, Indiana Memorial Union - University Club

The Hungarian Cultural Association cordially invites you and your family to our celebration in observance of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.  The reception will be held on Wednesday, October 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the IMU University Club.

Please join us for this annual commemoration of the events of 1956.  Authentic Hungarian refreshments will be served.

2.      Tuesday, October 26: Gardens for Peace and Reconciliation: Light Supper and a Conversation with the American Friends Service Committee
6:00 to 8:00 PM, Bloomington Friends Meeting, 3820 Moores Pike (just west of Smith Rd.)

You are invited to a special event featuring AFSC’s Davorin Brdanovic, director of the
Community Gardening Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Since 2000, the gardens have fostered cooperation among Bosniaks, Croats, Roma, and Serbs after a bitter civil war. The project has been built on three themes: food security, garden therapy, and reconciliation.

Join us to learn more about this example of AFSC’s peace and bridge-building work.

RSVP by Friday, October 23, 888-588-2372 (ask for Emily Clarke) or email

Deadline: Friday, January 14, 2011
May 19-June 25, 2011

In our contemporary international society and global economy, an understanding of the cultural context of science is essential for the future biomedical researchers of our Nation. The Biotechnology and Russian program sponsored by The George Washington University provides undergraduate life science majors with a first-hand experience in the Russian research environment, an introduction to the culture of science at our partner Moscow State University, and additional Russian language training. The program also seeks to provide students an opportunity to initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign scientists in the future.

Biotechnology and Russian is supported by a grant from the U.S.-Russia Program of the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The program encourages applications from U.S. science students with intermediate-level proficiency in the Russian language to participate in a program that combines advanced language study in Moscow with advanced training in biotechnology at one of Russia’s leading research institutions. The partnership between The George Washington University and Moscow State University also provides an opportunity for Russian students in Moscow to learn side-by-side with U.S. students during a two-week biotechnology laboratory course.

Program Essentials
- Six students will be selected to participate for the Summer 2011 program.
- Participants will be provided with round-trip coach airfare from their home city to
Moscow; room and board for six weeks; and paid tuition for language and science courses.
- The program begins with a four-week intensive course (80 contact hours) in Russian at the Russian Language Centre of Moscow State University. Instruction will be supplemented with sessions on Russian scientific terminology.
- Students will then participate in a two-week advanced biotechnology lecture/laboratory course (60 contact hours), conducted in Russian, with biology students from the Faculty of Biology.
- Participants are responsible for the cost of obtaining a U.S. Passport and a visa from the Russian Federation as well as incidental expenses. Students have the option of extending their stay in Russia, at their own expense, before the program begins or after its conclusion.
- Students must be able to participate in the entire program.

For more information visit: or contact:
Michael Bukrinsky M.D., Ph.D.: E-mail: ; Phone: 202-994-2036
Jeffrey Sich, Ph.D.: E-mail: ; Phone: 202-994-7613

The Russian newspaper Pravda is now available online to faculty and students. It is directly accessible via  and at,
the permanent address. The IUB Library homepage is yet to list it in “Resource Gateway.”

The database is searchable and printable. It also allows you to save or email texts and images in pdf.  It is an extensive database that covers almost 90 years of a daily paper, from 1912 to 2009.

Please contact Wookjin Cheun (, librarian for Slavic and East European studies, with any questions or comments concerning the database.

7:30 PM, TV 251

Students in Padraic Kenney’s course “The Technology of Revolution” will be demonstrating their homemade printing press; all are invited to attend. Everyone will be able to try out the press and print their own copy of the students’ newspaper, created in homage to Solidarity on its 30th anniversary. The demonstration will be followed by a showing of the 2007 film Strike.

Language Tables and Coffee Hours:

 6:00PM – 7:00PM, Indiana Memorial Union Starbucks

6:00 PM, Runcible Spoon

5:45 PM, Indiana Memorial Union Starbucks

5:30 PM, Pourhouse Café (314 E Kirkwood)

5:00 PM, Indiana Memorial Union Starbucks

5:30 PM, Ballantine Hall 506

7:00 PM, Runcible Spoon

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