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Security Conference - Turkey's Regional and Global Impact

In March, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas will host its annual security conference — this year the topic is Turkey's Regional and Global Impact. Two-hundred word proposals for papers in the Social Sciences and Humanities that address the conference theme are invited. Papers should be sent to crees@ku.edu, subject line: “Turkey Conference.” The submission deadline is December 1, 2013.

Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics

This spring, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the first ever Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics (ConCALL) at Indiana University during the weekend of May 16 & 17, 2014.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Competition

American Research Center in Sofia is hosting a 2014-2015 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Competition. The submission deadline for applications is January 20, 2014. Graduate students of any citizenship enrolled at North American academic institutions who engaged in research in the humanities and/or social sciences with a focus on Bulgaria or the Balkan Peninsula (antiquity through modern day) are eligible. The fellowships are of 9-month (September to May) or 3-month (September to November, February to April) duration.

Russian/American Educators' Exchange

The Russian/American Educators’ Exchange will send American teachers to rural Russian schools to meet their fellow teachers and to exchange curriculum materials based on folklore. Each American teacher will prepare a short lesson on some aspect of American folklore, to be presented to teachers in Russia. In addition, the American teachers will work under the guidance of an experienced Russian folklorist, to record songs and stories, document traditional holiday customs, and photograph traditional handicrafts in the Russian host village.

Chicago Course Connection Grants

As you plan your courses for the winter and spring quarters, the University Community Service Center (UCSC) invites you to take advantage of the resources of the Chicago Studies Program. The goal of Chicago Studies is to help you and your students make connections between coursework and the wealth of resources available in the city of Chicago, in the form of (1) guest speakers, (2) field trips, or (3) experiential learning projects. In addition to providing consultation and logistical support, UCSC also offer Chicago Course Connection grants (up to $750) to defray expenses.

CAORC Meditteranean Regional Research Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship enabling pre- and post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and the related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean, including Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt. For more information, please visit http://caorc.org/fellowships/mellonmed

Scholarship at Museum of Polish History in Warsaw

The Scholarship Fund endowed by the Polish History Museum supports academic research on the history of Poland as well as activities propagating Polish history abroad. The scholarship is addressed to foreigners who study or wish to study Polish history. Scholarships are awarded for a period of one to three months. The amount of the grant is 1,000 euro monthly. The scholarship holder is responsible for travel and accommodation expenses. Scholarships are awarded to the winners of a competition for the best project, either educational, research or promotional in nature.

Narrating Nations: Central and Eastern European Literatures after 1989

The Departments of Germanic and Slavic Studies at UIC, in cooperation with The Goethe-Institut Chicago, are pleased to present a two-day conference, Thurs-Friday, Nov. 7-8th. Nowhere are the questions of nation and national literature more germane than in the former Soviet bloc. The cataclysmic changes brought on by the economic and cultural restructurings, known as Perestroika and Glasnost’, challenged the role of geographic and political boundaries in defining so-called national literatures.

6th Biennial AWSS Conference: Women, Gender, and Revolution in Slavic Studies

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is soliciting paper presentations on the theme of “Women, Gender, and Revolution in Slavic Studies” for its 6th Biennial Conference to be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS), which opens Thursday evening and runs through Saturday.

Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

The Seventeenth Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop will be held at the University of Chicago on Friday, April 18, 2014. We keep in touch with the original idea of the Workshop, which is to discuss works in progress and to provide a venue for papers on Slavic/Orthodox culture (in broad sense) before 1700; subjects of later periods will be considered if they have a strong earlier component in them.

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