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Call for Applications: Transregional Academy “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations”

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland in cooperation with the National University Singapore (NUS) cordially invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences to apply for a Transregional Academy. It will be convened from September 29th to October 7th 2018 at NUS in Singapore on the topic of “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations” and chaired by Andreas Eckert (Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin), Weiqiang Lin, James D.

CfA AAA 2018: Panel on race and racism in post-socialist contexts

Hello everyone,

I am currently seeking abstracts for a panel on race and racism in post-socialist contexts for the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting in San Jose, CA, November 14–18, 2018. Below is the tentative panel title and abstract (to be revised based on common themes/questions across the abstracts).

Panel title: From Friendship of Peoples to Racism: Constructing Race and Resisting Racism in Post-Socialist Societies


Lauren Woodard, PhD candidate

Visa requirements for archival research

Dear Colleagues,

I am preparing for a trip to Moscow this spring for archival resaerch at GARF and hope that someone can enlighten me on the latest visa requirements.  When I was last in Russia conducting resarch in 2015, a Business Visa worked perfectly well for this purpose, but even then, some fellow scholars found this to be an "iffy" choice.  

Conference “Circles of the Revolution. Internal and International Consequences of the Year 1917 in Russia” - VIDEO

The conference “Circles of the Revolution. Internal and International Consequences of the Year 1917 in Russia” was organized by the Centre for Polish-Dialogue and Understanding. It took place on 16–17 October 2017 in Warsaw.

CfA: Research Workshop, Ego-documents in the Soviet Sphere on the Holocaust: Revealing Personal Voices (3-7 June 2018, Jerusalem) Deadline 12 March 2018

The Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are pleased to invite applications for an international research workshop entitled, Ego-Documents in the Soviet Sphere on the Holocaust: Revealing Personal Voices. The workshop is scheduled for June 3–7, 2018 at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel.

One opening for presenter on nuclear production in material and metaphor (ASEEES 2018)


Our panel is seeking 1 more paper presenter for our panel as part of ASEEES 2018 in Boston.

We are engaging with themes relating to the production of knowledge and memory of the nuclear industry as well as its radioactive by-products, the impact on the collective psyche, emotion, and imagination, as captured in Soviet science fiction, and conceptualizing nuclear “by-products” in terms of social-environmental inequalities.

TOC: Special issue of Canadian Slavonic Papers on Svetlana Alexievich

Dear colleagues,

The most recent issue of Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes (v. 59, nos. 3-4) is a special issue devoted to the work of Nobel Prize winner, Svetlana Alexievich.  It also includes a roundtable on New Directions in Gulag Studies.  Please note that the starred items are currently available "open-access" -- just click on the link!


Call for Papers: 18th Annual Aleksanteri Conference "Liberation – Freedom – Democracy? 1918–1968–2018"

Call for Papers:
18th Annual Aleksanteri Conference "LIBERATION – FREEDOM – DEMOCRACY? 1918–1968–2018"
Dates and venue: 24–26 October 2018, University of Helsinki, Finland

The Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki will hold the 18th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference aiming to bring together scholars, experts, and advanced graduate students from a variety of disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, geography, law, economics, and media and cultural studies.