Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators 2014/2015
CFP: Australian Slavonic and East European Studies (ASEES)
currently accepting articles for Volume 28 (2014).
An electronic copy (preferably in Microsoft Word format)
should be sent to the editors by.
Volume 28 (2014) will appear by the end of 2014.
ASEES is a refereed journal which publishes scholarly articles, review articles and short reviews on all aspects of Slavonic and East European Studies, in particular, language, literature, history and political science, and also art and social science.
Articles should have a maximum length of 8,500 words and
review articles 4,000; they should be submitted to the editors
electronically, preferably in Microsoft Word format. All
articles submitted for consideration should conform to the
style guidelines set out in the ASEES web page.
ASEES is published by the Russian Program, School of
Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne,
CFP: OSU Sawyer Seminar Conference, October 2014
The interdisciplinary conference "Imagining Alternative
Modernities: Interventions from the Balkans and South
Asia" will take place at The Ohio State University, Columbus, .
Please send a 350-word abstract in PDF format and brief
(one paragraph maximum) bio to email@example.com
by . Notifications of acceptance will be sent by
and the program will be announced by ,
The conference completes and complements a series of interdisciplinary activities in 2013-2014, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures grant program. For more information on the seminar, please visit: sawyer.osu.edu.
On the surface, the Balkans and South Asia might seem to
have little in common. However, despite many specific
differences, they share similar dilemmas of linguistic,
religious, cultural, and ethno-national complexity, similar
turbulent political developments associated with imperial,
post-colonial, and Cold War legacies, and a similar diversity
of responses to these historical and contemporary challenges.
Both areas have seen a mixing of people through migratory
settlement, conquest, contact, and trade. But both have also
experienced periods of reaction to cultural hybridity: a
radical unmixing of people through partition and population
exchange. The impact of these upheavals is seen in the
direct violence of war and devastation, but also through
crises on the levels of language, religion, and other modes
of culture and human creative activity. The unique yet similar
issues within each region compel us towards a comparative
approach that will offer a transnational perspective on the
intersection of language, religion, culture, and nationalism.
Proposals invited for paper presentations from any
disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective within the
humanities and social sciences addressing one or more
of the following themes in the Balkans or in South Asia,
or comparatively between the two regions:
1. Violence, Gender, and Human Rights
2. Nation, Religion, Language, and Secularism
3. Minorities, State, Language, and Citizenship
4. Postcolonial and Postsocialist Perspectives on Neoliberalism
Additionally, selected papers will be included in a collection
of essays resulting from the conference.
Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Limited
funding is available for student lodging.
CFP: American, British and Canadian Studies
Submission deadline: March 15 2014
The special issue looks to integrate the cultural experience of the Romanian Americans to the vast and diverse array of European diasporas in the US toward an appraisal of the range and worth of their scholarship and creative output. With this end in view, we seek an ample set of contributions across the full spectrum of theory and practice, in poetry, prose, drama, visual arts, translation, pedagogy and mixed creative or critical modes of writing. Alongside these we are seeking academic testimonials and critical essays addressing aspects regarding cultural affiliations, areas of Romanian-American specificity, established and new influence. We are particularly interested in submissions that contextualise the Romanian-American experience in the global environment, conveying first-hand representations of the ‘Romanian America’. Whereas contributions need not be authored by scholars or creative writers belonging to the Romanian diaspora in the US, for consideration for publication in this themed issue, it is expected that each will approach a theme relevant to Romanian culture and American Studies. Critical essays will be introduced by a comprehensive (300-word) abstract covering scope, literature review, main thesis and methodology. Creative submissions should be accompanied by a statement of artistic intent (approx. 250 words) that outlines the influences assimilated and how the submission meets the criteria of innovation and experiment with regard to those. All submissions will be accompanied by a short author biography in the region of 150 -200 words.
Length of submissions: poetry 4-6 poems; drama up to 20pp standard format; prose and cross-genre submissions up to 5000 words; scholarly articles up to 7000 words including notes and references.
Guest Editor: Mircea Tomuș, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa.
Submissions to Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian
Diaspora should be sent to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to email@example.com.
American, British and Canadian Studies appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Social and Political Science, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed. ABC also publishes book reviews and review essays, interviews, work-in-progress, conference reports, research projects outlines, notes and comments, and, annually, a list of theses on topics related to Anglophone Studies completed at Romanian Universities. To maintain an ongoing dialogue with our readers, we alternate commissioned themed issues, where papers are actively commissioned by the special issue editor, with issues featuring unsolicited submissions that address themes of immediate interest to us. Calls for papers inviting submissions to the non-commissioned issues are announced via the journal’s web pages and in the journal itself. Our primary goal is to bring together in trans-cultural dialogue scholars conducting advanced research in the theoretical humanities. As well as offering innovative approaches to influential crosscurrents in current thinking, the journal seeks to contribute fresh angles to the academic subject of English and promote groundbreaking research across conventional boundaries. Within the proposed range of diversity, our major scope is to provide close examinations and lucid analyses of the role and future of the academic institutions at the cutting edge of high-tech. To respond to the increasing demands of ‘acceleration’ in the twenty-first century, an electronic edition of the journal is now being made available, offering full access to subscribers, and free access to the tables of contents, abstracts and reviews to non-subscribers. Articles published in ABC are abstracted and indexed on the journal’s website. Detailed guidelines for submission are given on the journal’s website http://abcjournal.ulbsibiu.ro/.
Contributions can include: articles, in-depth interviews with both established and emerging thinkers and writers, notes on groundbreaking research, and reviews of recently published fiction and critical works.
Tables of contents and sample full text articles can be viewed without a subscription and our search feature is publicly available.
Guidelines for Contributors
· Our standard is the latest (7th) edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
· Times New Roman 12 pt, 11 pt for long quotes.
· Line spacing 1.5.
· Keep formatting minimal.
· DO NOT insert page numbers.
· Paragraphs should be indented.
· All Tabs: 1.27 cm / 0.5 inch.
· Quotations longer than three lines of prose or two lines of verse should be indented by 1.27 cm, on the left side only, and separated from the main body of the text.
· Notes to the printed text should take the form of endnotes, not footnotes. Make sparing use of endnotes.
· Include a list of works cited. Lists of general bibliography are unacceptable.
· Titles of books should be in italics, as well as words singled out for emphasis, single foreign words not naturalised in English and foreign phrases.
· No other form of emphasis (capitals, bold, large print, etc.) should be used, and sparse use of inverted commas is recommended.
· Quotations within the main body of the text should be in double inverted commas.
· Words or phrases used in an unusual way, upon first appearance in that acceptation, should be in single inverted commas.
· Quotations within quotations should be in single inverted commas.
· Changes, or additions within quotations, are marked by square brackets, but not elisions. References and comments at the end of the quote should be in round brackets.
· Quotations in languages other than English should be followed by an English translation, whose author should be acknowledged in a parenthetical note.
· Spelling may follow either British or American conventions, but should be consistent.
· The article must be accompanied by a 200-word abstract, 7-10 keywords, and a 200-word biographical note detailing the author’s affiliation, academic expertise, research interests and contact details.
Papers which do not conform will not be considered for publication!
ABC seeks quality submissions of work in the entire spectrum of the humanities. The review process is blind: articles are sent out to subject specialists for reviewing anonymously and we leave it up to the reviewers to choose whether or not to reveal themselves to you. Decisions on articles submitted are normally made within two months. You are strongly encouraged to submit exciting and broad-ranging original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other refereed journal. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions. You may submit papers that have been presented in conferences only if the papers have been thoroughly revised or extended to engage a theme that fits the ABC profile. A chief objective of the journal is to minimise the time for paper processing and to expedite printing; therefore, electronic submission of papers in final form is strongly recommended. Please email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date. Alternatively, manuscripts can be submitted via the Scipio platform (http://scipio.ro). The first page of the manuscript should carry the title, names of authors, institutional affiliations, a brief but detailed 200-word abstract, and ten key words/concepts. The normal word-limit for articles is 7500 words including notes. Please include a brief 200-word biography for our Notes on Contributors along with contact information. For detailed instructions for preparing your contribution and a sense of format, topics of interest to us and targeted audience, you may wish to consult the journal’s previous issues and style files at http://abcjournal.ulbsibiu.ro. Only articles styled in compliance with the latest (7th) edition of the MLA Handbook and our Submission Guidelines posted on the journal websites will be considered. Please email us if you have any queries. Questions about content should be directed to email@example.com.
Deadlines for Submissions:
ABC is published biannually in December and June. The deadlines for submission of contributions are September 15 for the winter edition (expected publication: December 15) and March 15 for the summer edition (expected publication: June 15). Deadlines for special issues may vary.
Suggestions for special issues are welcome. To propose a special issue, a two-page proposal should be submitted to Adriana Neagu, Editor-in-Chief, containing the following information: title; purpose; scope; a list of prospective contributors; time-table (submission and review deadlines, intended publication date); and guest editor's address, phone, fax, and email address. Once approved, the guest editor will be fully responsible for the special issue and should follow the normal review procedure of this journal. Simple proposals of theme(s) without guest-editing commitment are also welcome and will be given due consideration. Please attach these
to your contributions and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFP: Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (Holocaust. Study and Research) Journal
Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (Holocaust. Study and Research) is an annual peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to the publication of academic and scientific research papers on subjects like Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, xenophobia, discrimination etc. The journal is now seeking papers for its upcoming issue in 2014. Our particular interest is on archival and testimonies research papers, case studies and book reviews that address these issues primarily in the Romanian context, but also the European one. In 2014, 70 years will be commemorated since the deportation of Jews from the Northern Transylvania. Send submissions in Word format to email@example.com.
Arhiva Moldaviae: New issues and a CFP
The publication of volumes II/201, III/2011, and IV/2012 of Archiva Moldaviae
We are delighted to inform you that Archiva Moldaviae has published volumes II/2010, III/2011 and IV/2012. Published under the auspices of Romania’s Historical Studies Society, the volumes gather various materials, such as historical studies, overview of archival fonds, archival histories, unique documents from public or private archives from Romania or from other countries, oral histories, debates, bibliographical notes, and announcements in our field. A variety of themes are treated that range from different historical periods connected to the histories of Moldavia, Romania, and Central and Eastern Europe. The 70 authors who appear in these volumes are active members in universities, research institutes, archives, or are unaffiliated researchers from Romania, Republic of Moldova, France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, and the United States of America. Together, these three volumes contain 1,500 pages, according to the following distribution: vol. II/2010 has 466 pages; vol. III/2011 with 478 pages, and vol. IV/2012 with 546 pages.
Below you will find a new call for papers for Archiva Moldaviae’s volumes V/2013 and VI/2014.
Call for Papers
For volumes V/2013 and VI/2014
Deadline: May 15, 2014
Archiva Moldoviae publishes historical studies, documents, works in sciences auxiliary to the historical field (paleography, diplomacy, genealogical studies, heraldry, sigillography), descriptions of archival fonds and collections held by public institutions or private persons, archival studies, history of archives, restitution (introducing materials produced by historians or archivists that were not published during the authors’ lifetime), debates (discussions, polemics, according to academic rules), reviews and bibliographic notes, exhibitions, and etc. Articles can be submitted in Romanian or other languages of international currency (English, French, German). A peer-review system will be used to select articles for publication. The editors’ rules regarding publication in this journal can be found in Romanian and English at the end of each issue, as well as in the annexed attached to this document.
Materials can be sent electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Str. Nicolae Gane, Nr. 25, Corp C, Ap. 18, 700110, Iaşi, jud. Iaşi, România, indicating Archiva Moldoviae in the headline.
Editorial Team Archiva Moldoviae
Au apărut volumele II/2010, III/2011 și IV/2012 ale revistei Archiva Moldaviae
Avem deosebita plăcere de a vă anunța că au apărut volumele II/2010, III/2011 și IV/2012 ale revisteiArchiva Moldaviae. Publicate sub egida Societății de Studii Istorice din România (SSIR), cele trei numere ale revistei reunesc materiale diverse: studii de istorie, prezentări de fonduri arhivistice, istoria arhivelor, documente inedite, din arhive publice sau private, din România și din străinătate, istorie orală, dezbateri, recenzii, note bibliografice, prezentări ale vieții ștințifice. Ele abordează o varietate de teme, din diverse epoci istorice, având legătură cu istoria Moldovei, a României și a spațiului central-est european. Autorii acestora (70 la număr) activează în universități, institute, arhive sau sunt cercetători neafiliați din România, Republica Moldova, Franța, Austria, Germania, Polonia, Marea Britanie și Statele Unite ale Americii. În total, cele trei volume cuprind 1.500 de pagini distribuite astfel: II/2010 – 466 p.; III/2011 – 478 p.; IV/2012 – 546 p.
Cu această ocazie, redacția Archiva Moldaviae lansează
Call for Paper pentru volumele V/2013 și VI/2014
Deadline: 15 mai 2014
Archiva Moldoviae publică studii de istorie, documente, studii din domeniul știinţelor auxiliare ale istoriei (paleografie, diplomatică, genealogie, heraldică, sigilografie), descrieri de fonduri şi colecţii arhivistice deţinute de instituţii publice sau de persoane private, studii de arhivistică, istoria arhivelor, restitutio (introducerea în circuitul ştiinţific a unor materiale realizate de istorici, arhivişti etc. care, în urma dispariţiei autorilor, nu au mai apucat să vadă lumina tiparului), dezbateri (discuţii, polemici), recenzii şi note bibliografice, prezentări ale unor conferinţe, simpozioane, dezbateri, expoziţii etc. Materialele pot fi în limba română sau în limbi de circulație internațională. Revista foloseşte sistemul peer review pentru selecţia finală a materialelor publicabile. La finalul fiecărui număr al revistei (dar și în anexa care însoțește acest mesaj) se află regulile editoriale ale revistei, în limbile română și engleză.
Materialele pot fi trimise în format electronic, pe adresa electronică email@example.com sau pe adresa Str. Nicolae Gane, nr. 25, Corp C, ap. 18, cod poştal 700110, mun. Iaşi, jud. Iaşi, România, cu precizarea: pentru redacţia Archiva Moldaviae.
Echipa editorială Archiva Moldaviae
2013 SOCIETY FOR ROMANIAN STUDIES ELECTIONS
The results of the 2013 SRS election of officers and board members are officially in. This is our first executive officer election under the provisions of the new SRS bylaws, which includes our international membership. The results reflect the internationalized character of the SRS, with several of those elected coming from outside of North America. Our thanks to all those who agreed to stand for office and to Margaret Beissinger (Princeton University) who chaired the nominating committee.
On January 15, 2014, Lavinia Stan (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada) will take the reins of SRS President from Irina Livezeanu (University of Pittsburgh). James Koranyi (Durham University UK) will serve as President-Elect, and Paul Michelson (Huntington University) will continue as Secretary. Irina Livezeanu will continue to serve as Past-President. These offices are for two year terms. William Crowther (University of North Carolina-Greensboro) and Roland Clark (Eastern Connecticut State University) continue to serve as Treasurer and Newsletter Editor respectively.
For the SRS Board, the following were elected for four year terms: Jennifer Cash (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany), Monica Ciobanu (Plattsburgh State University of New York), Bruce O'Neill (Saint Louis University), and Andrei Terian (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania). We also elected to two-year terms, two graduate student representatives on the Board: Roxana Cazan (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Jonathan Stillo (City University of New York).
Other continuing Board members are Margaret Beissinger (Princeton University), Jill Massino (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), and Paul Sum (University of North Dakota). Lara McLaughlin (Independent Historian), our webmaster, and R. Chris Davis (Lone Star College), our H-Romania Liaison, continue to serve on the board ex officio.
We also want to express our gratitude to those who will complete their terms on the board: Matthew Ciscel (Central Connecticut State University), Ashby Crowder (U.S. National Archives & Records Administration), Daniel Pennell (University of Pittsburgh), Peter Wagner (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), and graduate student representative Catherine Hansen (Princeton University).
The Society for Romanian Studies is an all-volunteer organization and could not function without the willing collegial contributions of time and effort on the part of those who serve as officers and board members. Your generosity is much appreciated. Mulțumim frumos.
Excavations in Romania
Field osteology and bioarchaeology lab and workshop, as well as our funerary and field archaeology excavation opportunities:
1. Roman Provincial Excavation and Survey - Life by the Imperial Road
2. Medieval Funerary Excavation - Lost Churches Project: Living and Dying on the Edge of Europe
3. Osteology Workshops: Late Medieval ”Crisis” Populations – The Remaking of the European Frontier
4. Bioarchaeology of Children Osteology Workshop: Victims of Change – Lost Churches Project
For more details, see http://www.archaeotek.org/
Thank You Note
The Society for Romanian Studies and the publishing house Polirom are pleased to announce a New Book Series:
Studii Româneşti/Romanian Studies/Études Roumaines/Rumänische Studien
The series editors are:
Advisory Board: Maria Bucur (Indiana University), Magda Cârneci (Universitatea Națională de Arte din București), Tom Gallagher (University of Bradford), Mihai Dinu Gheorghiu (Universitatea „Al. I. Cuza” din Iași), Armin Heinen (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen), Gail Kligman (University of California, Los Angeles), Vintilă Mihăilescu (SNSPA, București), Mihaela Miroiu (SNSPA, București), Bogdan Murgescu (Universitatea din București).
Please visit the Book Series page for more information!
Title VIII Funding Announcement from ASEEES
Unfortunately this means a significant reduction in the number of fellowships and grants available for language training and advanced research in 2013-2014. We have created a webpage to provide information about programs that are impacted by the funding cut: http://www.aseees.org/new/title8-alert.php If a program is not listed, please assume that it will take place as scheduled.
ASEEES has been actively engaged in advocating for Title VIII funding, and has already begun to work with grantee organizations and others to call for the restoration of these funds for 2014-2015. As part of this effort, ASEEES has formed an Advocacy Committee, and we welcome any and all offers of support in this critical effort.
Lynda Park, Executive Director
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Title VIII Grantee Organizations:
American Council of Learned Societies
American Councils for International Education
Arizona State U Critical Language Institute
Indiana U SWSEEL
U of Illinois Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Woodrow Wilson Center Kennan Institute"
The Journal of Women's History announces CFP for their Second Bi-annual Article Prize