Monthly Archives: November 2011

SSRC Grants Program: New Directions in the Study of Prayer

Greetings from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in New York City. You may have already learned of New Directions in the Study of Prayer, a recently launched SSRC project and grants program. We are writing now to seek your assistance in spreading the word about the grants program to your departmental colleagues at the University of Chicago. Continue reading →

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.), Uncategorized

“Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for Liberalization,” Conference at Beloit College

On behalf of the Weissberg Program in Human Rights at Beloit College, I am
pleased to announce a call for submissions for a March 30-31, 2012
conference on “Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for
Liberalization,”
to be held
on the Beloit College campus. Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

Assistent Professorship at University of Hawaii

Assistant Professor, with specialization in second language education
(position number 85017) University of Hawai’i at Manoa College of Languages,
Linguistics and Literature, full-time, tenure track. The Department of
Second Language Studies offers a BA, an MA and a PhD in Second Language
Studies as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate. The University of
Hawai’i is a Carnegie “very high research activity university” with a strong
orientation to the Asia-Pacific region. The University supports
interdisciplinary initiatives within and across departments and colleges and
places high value on extramural funding. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Seasonal job downtown Chicago using Polish

For people looking for seasonal work this year (Thanksgiving – Xmas Eve) please let them know Dom itp ( a Polish family owned Chicago land business) is looking for someone to work their booth at the Daley Plaza Chriskindl Market downtown. Its a super fun, festive and busy environment.

Too learn more follow this link.

Posted in: Chicago Events, Job Postings, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Join PASA for Wiglia

Join PASA for Wiglia–A very Polish dinner to celebrate winter break
12 different types of courses!
mushroom soup
boiled potatoes (kartofle)
pickled herring (sledkie)
fried fish
pierogi
beans and sauerkraut (groch i kapusta)
a dried fruit compote
babka, platek
assorted pastries
nuts and candies

FREE!!!!

When: Wed, Nov 30, 2011, 8:30-11:00pm
Where: South Lounge (2nd Floor Reynolds Club)

Posted in: CEERES Events/News, University of Chicago Events

CFP: “Making Sense of Islam,” Sensuality and Affect in the Muslim Humanities

“Making Sense of Islam”
Sensuality and Affect in the Muslim Humanities
9th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference, March 24th-25th, 2012

“The humanities can be described as the study of the myriad ways in which people, from every period of history and from every corner of the globe, process and document the human experience.” (The Human Experience, Stanford University).

On behalf of the Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference, we are pleased to accept abstracts for our ninth annual conference. With this year’s conference, we hope to mark a turn from a bounded study of the “Islamic sciences” to a more capacious engagement with Muslim articulations of the human experience in its multiple dimensions. This engagement with human experience both incorporates and moves beyond the intellectual to include the body, affect, sensation, and arts as sites of understanding. We hope to generate an interdisciplinary conversation about how diverse Muslim traditions—ritual, ceremonial, artistic, literary, philosophical, and legal—participate in and invoke the sensate and the affective. We thus interpret the humanities broadly in terms of human experience, not limiting our investigations to specific literary genres.

We are interested in receiving papers that explore this theme through a variety of topics in the study of Islam. We invite papers from a range of disciplines (including but not limited to art and art history, design, geography, literature, music, philosophy, political science, religious studies, cultural anthropology, history and sociology) that examine such questions within historical and contemporary Islamicate contexts.

Please see the following CFP for more information: DukeUNC Islamic Studies Graduate Conference 2012

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

Marko Zivkovic: “Places of Power and Little Things that Make us Cry: Exploring the Serbian Imaginary”

Marko Zivkovic
Assistant Professor and Associate Chair
Dept of Anthropology, University of Alberta

“Places of Power and Little Things that Make us Cry: Exploring the Serbian Imaginary”

Respondant, Nada Petkovic

Thurs Nov 10, 2011
4:30-6:00
Haskell 101
light refreshments provided

Presented by CEERES and the Anthropology of Europe Workshop

Posted in: CEERES Events/News, Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Language Flagship for critical languages

The Language Flagship is a breakthrough in foreign language and culture
instruction in the United States designed to help individuals achieve
superior-level proficiency in critical languages including Arabic,
Chinese, Korean, and Persian. Flagship students participate in advanced
language programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Continue reading →

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US graduate fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces
the availability of US graduate fellowships in support of research in
the South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, and/or Azerbaijan). Awards will be
made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social
sciences and humanities are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their
quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship
on the Southern Caucasus. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover
travel to and/or living expenses in the Southern Caucasus. During
his/her stay in the Southern Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an
ARISC sponsored presentation on a subject related to his/her research.
The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from
the research carried during the fellowship.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including
the application form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work
schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by December 30, 2011 to
info@arisc.org . Two letters of recommendation
must also be submitted. All information must be received by December 30,
2011 in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship.
Please see http://arisc.org/RESOURCES/Funding-Opportunities/ARISC
Fellowships for the full description of the fellowship as well as the
application form.

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Displaced Persons: A story of Ukrainian Refugees in Europe 1945 – 1952

The Ukrainian National Museum invites you its new exhibit “From DP to DC, Displaced Persons: A story of Ukrainian Refugees in Europe 1945 – 1952.” The exhibit opens on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7 pm. Guest speakers and authors Dr. Mark Wyman, Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk and Dr. Myron Kuropas are scheduled during the opening weekend’s special events concluding Sunday, November 6, 2011.

Having survived the brutal and bloody turmoil of World War II, Ukrainian refugees found themselves in DP camps facing an uncertain future. Housed in cramped military barracks and war ravaged buildings, their sustenance was crude and dismal. Many who faced forced repatriation to the Soviet Union with the certainty of torture, exile or death, chose suicide. Continue reading →

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