Listings: Conference announcements, Calls for Papers, Jobs
- International conference "Lo spazio della memoria. I generi autobiografici nella cultura russa e il contesto europeo" [The space of memory. The autobiographical genres in Russian culture and the European context]. Padua, 7-9 May 2013.
- Conference of the British-French Association for the Study of Russian Culture entitled "Material Culture in Russia since Peter the Great", 17 May 2013
- Russian classical literature today: the challenges/the trials of messianism and mass culture.
Bulgaria, Sofia, 23-25 May 2013
Deadline for submissions of abstracts: 15 December 2012.
- Promises and Pitfalls of Comparison in a Diverging Eastern Europe: 21. Conference of Young Experts on Central and Eastern Europe (JOE), Berlin (Germany), 31 May- 2 June 2013.
- The Body in Eastern European and Russian Cinema, University of Greenwich, 21-22 June 2013. A two-day conference exploring the body, the senses, affect and texture in Soviet and post communist cinema.
- State and Civil Society in the Russian Federation: National and Regional Dimensions. Baxter Suite, Tower Building, University of Dundee 28-30 June 2013: Please contact Cameron Ross.
- The international symposium "Georgian Manuscripts", dedicated to the study of handwritten heritage, was held for the first time in 2009 at the National Centre of Manuscripts. The second symposium will be held on 25-30 June 2013.
- 1913-2013 for Eurasia: A Great Experiment or a Lost Century?, Fifth East Asian Conference on Slavic-Eurasian Studies, Osaka University of Economics and Law, Yao, Osaka, 9-10 August 2013
- UACES 43rd Annual Conference: Leeds, 2-4 September 2013.
- Fashion, Consumption and Everyday Culture in the Soviet Union between 1945 and 1985, University of Salzburg, Austria. 24-25 October 2013. Enquiries to Julia Hargassner
- The Briusov Readings, marking the 140th birthday of Briusov, will be held in Moscow, 10-13 December 2013. Contact the Briusov Centre at Erevan State Linguistic University (after V. I. Briusov). All publications since 2002 can be found in electronic form online.
- Performance Art in Central and Eastern Europe, Chicago, CAA Annual Conference, 12-15 February 2014. Call for Papers Deadline: 6 May 2013
- BASEES Annual Conference 2014, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 5-7 April 2014. Call for Papers to follow
- 15th International Bakhtin Conference: Bakhtin as Praxis: Academic Production, Artistic Practice, Political Activism, Stockholm, Sweden, 23-27 July 2014. Panel and session proposals by 30 April 2013 and individual papers by 15 September.
- IX ICCEES World Congress: Makuhari, Japan, 3-8 August 2015
University of Glasgow, School of Modern Languages and Cultures: "Languages in Context: Histories and Futures of Modern Language Study in Britain"
The Cantemir Institute is a recently established centre of research within the Faculty of History at University of Oxford. The Cantemir Institute focuses on the interdisciplinary study of East and East Central Europe in its wider European, Eurasian, Mediterranean, and global contexts. The Cantemir Institute’s namesakes are the polymaths, Demetrius Cantemir (1673-1723), the ruling prince of Moldavia (1693; 1710-11), and his son Antiochus (1709-1744), Russia's ambassador to London and Paris (1731-1744). It is the aim of the Cantemir Institute to reflect critically on the intercultural legacy bestowed by these two humanist princes. To this end, the Cantemir Institute offers DPhil Scholarships and Junior and Senior Fellowships for scholars wishing to pursue East and East Central European research at the University of Oxford. We also sponsor a trio of seminar series each year with a focus on East and East Central European history and study. The capstone of the Cantemir Institute’s public engagement is its annual lecture featuring an eminent scholar in the humanities. The 2012 Cantemir Lecture was offered by Hayden White.
XV International Congress of Slavists in Minsk, August 2013
ПРОТОКОЛ расширенного заседания Президиума МКС, 26-27 августа 2009 г., Стара Лесна, Словакия
ПРОТОКОЛ рабочего совещания МКС в Великом Новгороде (14-16 августа 2010 г.)
XV International Congress of Slavists, 20-27 August 2013
The XV International Congress of Slavists will be held in Minsk, 20-27 August 2013. The topics for thematic sessions are listed on the webpage of the International Committee of Slavists, and above.
Applications to give individual 15-minute papers in thematic sessions are invited to meet the organizational deadline of 15 December 2011. Individual papers are subject to the national quota and must therefore be forwarded via the national representative on the ICS not later than 30 November 2011, with an indication of the appropriate thematic section. The quota of places for UK delegates at the Congress is 15, and the national representative is Mary MacRobert (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA). She is willing to arrange electronic publication, as prepublication is a condition of participation in the Congress.
Festschrift : Dostoevsky: On the Threshold of Other Worlds . Essays in Honour of Malcolm V Jones. Edited by Leslie Milne and Sarah Young. Special offer for BASEES members only.
Every year the Modern Humanities Research Association publishes a critical bibliography entitled The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies . The book runs to over 1000 pages, and aims to cover scholarship in all the European languages (language and literature) in the past year. We are currently
looking for contributors in the following Slavonic fields: Russian language; Russian literature to 1800; Czech literature; Slovak Studies; Polish language; Ukrainian Studies; Belarussian Studies; Bulgarian Studies. Contributions should take the form of a bibliography with critical comment, where appropriate, and should be about 4000 words long (in English). The MHRA is also able to provide a fee for these contributions. For further information please contact David Gillespie.
CoFoR-REES is a partnership of nearly 20 UK libraries with important REES collections. Among other activities it maintains a National Desiderata List of major sources (e.g. microform sets, online services) that are important for REES research in Britain but which are not at present accessible, usually because of their high cost. CoFoR-REES has used the Desiderata List in consortial negotiations with publishers, and we are now updating it to serve as a basis for preparing cases for special funding to help acquisition by libraries. We welcome recommendations from BASEES members for items to be included on the revised Desiderata List , particularly if they are seen as essential to current research in more than one institution, and if their cost has so far prevented acquisition. :::: Please send recommendations to: Dr Gregory Walker, Administrator, CoFoR-REES, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG, or email. Please give the full title and publisher of the product, with a note on its importance to research.
Job Announcement(s) / Studentships
University of Cambridge: University Lectureship or University Senior Lectureship (Assistant/Associate Professor) in Russian Literature and/or Culture, Department of Slavonic Studies
Vacancy Reference: GJ27652
Available from: 1 September 2013
Closing date: 09 May 2013
Salary: £37,382 - £47,314 for a University Lecturer; £50,186 – £53,233 for a Senior Lecturer.
The Department of Slavonic Studies is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (depending on the experience of the applicant) in nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture, from 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and examining of undergraduate courses in Russian in the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos, and postgraduate courses in the MPhil in European Literature, in particular in the area of nineteenth-century literature, thought, and culture, and to have a record of, or clear potential for, internationally-excellent research in this field.
The post-holder will be expected to play an active role in the development of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, to attract and supervise high-quality research students, and to contribute to the administration of the Department’s activities.
Further information on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Faculty is available on the Faculty’s website, and in the University’s Guide to Courses. More detailed information on courses in the Department, and on the active research environment, is available at http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/slavonic/. The website also includes a list of members of the Department, showing their teaching and research interests.
Candidates will normally hold a PhD in a relevant field, and to show outstanding achievement and/or potential in research and publication in the field of Russian Studies. A native or excellent near-native command of both Russian and English is essential. The ability to contribute to comparative teaching within the Faculty and experience of and/or aptitude for collaborative ventures (conference organisation, research project management, etc.) may be an advantage.
The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is currently £37,012 to £46, 846 per annum; for a Senior Lecturer it is £50,186 – £53,233. All appointments are to the retiring age, subject to a probationary period (normally of five years).
Applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA, UK, OR by e-mail. If there are any enquiries regarding this process please telephone 01223 335034. Applications are to arrive no later than 09 May 2013. Applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a completed form CHRIS/6 (Parts 1 and 3 only), including the names and contact details of three referees. Applications should also include, in print or in electronic form, ONE article- or chapter-length research publication, whether extant or forthcoming. References must be received by the closing date.
Shortlisting is expected to take place w/c 13 May. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to give a presentation to a mixed group of graduate and undergraduate students and members of the Department and Faculty prior to interview. Presentations and interviews are expected to take place on 29 May 2013, subject to confirmation.