Short-term research assistance required on Ottoman-Jagiellonian relations

The ERC Jagiellonians project at the University of Oxford is seeking to engage the services of a short-term research assistant with excellent reading knowledge of modern and Ottoman Turkish, to assist the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Natalia Nowakowska, as she writes a new international history of the Jagiellonian dynasty (c.1386-1596).

CONF: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, 14–16 June 2018 (Munich)

The Class of Literature at the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich (LMU Munich), in partnership with the Amerikahaus Munich and Bavarian American Academy, cordially invites you to the interdisciplinary and international Conference Narrating and Constructing the Beach.

KONF: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, München (14.-16.06.2018)

Die Klasse für Literatur der Graduiertenschule für Sprache und Literatur (LMU München) lädt Sie sehr herzlich zur internationalen und interdisziplinären Konferenz Narrating and Constructing the Beach ein, die vom 14. bis zum 16. Juni 2018 im Amerikahaus München stattfinden wird.

ANN: New Caribbean DH Site Launch: RSSHHGG Lab/Labo RSHHGG

Apologies for cross-posting. Please see the announcement below for the launch of a new Carribean Digital Humanities projet, the RSHHGG Lab:

The RSHHGG Lab is live!

The site is an interactive online index of nearly 100 years of the Revue de la Société Haïtienne d’Histoire, de Géographie et de Géologie, the periodical arm of Haiti’s oldest intellectual society that is still active today.

Internal Migration

I'm starting to put together material for a new article and was hoping that some of you might be able to help. I was thinking back to Eastern Europe in the 1970s, recalling what might be called internal migration. It was the habit of small groups of tightly bonded friends to retreat in their free time into different kinds of fantasy worlds as a way of coping with the stresses of life under communism. In Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia that I was most familiar with it was quite a marked pattern.

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