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CFP: “Change and Continuity in the Middle East and Central Asia”

The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (Middle East and Central Asia) is convening a postgraduate conference titled ‘Change and Continuity in the Middle East and Central Asia’ on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2012 for local and international graduate students and early career researchers based in Australia and internationally.
The two day interdisciplinary conference will offer an opportunity for emerging scholars to present new ideas and analysis on the region and potentially to have their work published in peer reviewed outlets.

We invite exceptional Masters by research students, PhD scholars, Postdoctoral fellows and early career academics to submit a short conference abstract (of no more than 300 words) by 17 August 2012 for consideration by the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies. Paper proposals should be within the disciplines of Political Science, International Relations, or Anthropology and Sociology, and relate to one or more of the following themes:
• Political Islam
• Peace and Conflict
• State Building
• Social Movements
• Gender
• Political Economy
• Revolutionary Change in the Arab World
• Nationalism and Identity

All participants whose abstracts have been accepted will be invited to present at the conference in person. Discussions will be encouraged, and presenters will be able to get feedback from their peers as well as academics in attendance on their work.

Presenters seeking to be considered for the conference publication, must submit their complete papers by 19 October 2012. These papers will be submitted for anonymous peer review by prominent academics in the field in line with HERDC guidelines. After the conference, a selection of the best papers will be published in an edited volume.

Further information relating to this conference can be found at http://cais.anu.edu.au/event/change-and-continuity-in-the-middle-east-and-central-asia-postgraduate-conference .

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CFP: Central Slavic Conference 2012: 50 Years (and Beyond)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Central Slavic Conference 2012: 50 Years (and Beyond),
November 1-4, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri
Proposal Deadline, September 1, 2012

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all
disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to
submit proposals for panels, individual papers, roundtables, and poster
presentations for its annual meeting, to be held in conjunction with the
2012 International Studies Association Midwest Conference (see link below). Continue reading →

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CFP: AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference

AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference
12-13 October 2012
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Call for papers for the 2012 AATSEEL-WI Conference

Proposal Deadline August 31, 2012

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures
and cultures (including film, music, the visual arts, linguistics, and language
pedagogy) are invited for the annual conference of the Wisconsin chapter
of AATSEEL (The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European
Languages). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and
Saturday, 12-13 October 2012. Continue reading →

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CFP: “Knowledge, Reality and Value: East and West”

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

Topic: Knowledge, Reality and Value: East and West
Dates: January 3-5, 2013
Place: Kolkata, India
Abstract: 150 words
Deadline to submit: June 30,2012
Email to chandanachak@gmail.com
Date of proposal acceptance: Week after the proposal is submitted Continue reading →

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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012
“Cultural Diplomacy, National Security and Global Risks”
(Washington D.C, June 26th – 28th, 2012)

Introduction
Governments in the twenty-first century are faced with a variety of global security risks including terrorism, war and conflicts, stereotypes/ misconceptions and ideological conspiracies, to name but a few. These risks have manifested themselves in a variety of different ways, by actual violent attacks on citizens (September 11th, 2001) or through “verbal attacks” expressed via the social media.

Following these events of September 11th, national security issues have had a far greater significance and are occupying the minds and concerns of Americans in considerable ways, including both American politicians and American citizens, as well as having a large impact on American foreign policy. In addition, the rapid changes in our global world ranging from the rise of the BRIC countries, the unrest in the Arab world, the Iran Atomic Program to the financial crisis, have created an even greater burden for national security, and is forcing the American leadership to constantly reevaluate and re-assess their policy priorities and strategies.

Despite its vital importance, the use of cultural diplomacy in addressing global risks remains largely underutilized. In many ways, the application of cultural diplomacy practices can complement the other, more traditional ways of increasing security (military measures or increased access to intelligence), by means of exposing and challenging destructive ideologies.

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012 will therefore focus on the role of cultural diplomacy in reducing global risks and increasing national security. The symposium will analyze and explore the opportunity of reducing global risks and increasing national security by adapting cultural diplomacy practices into both national and foreign policy strategies. Continue reading →

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Graduate Student-Organized Jewish Studies Conference

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its third annual competition to fund a graduate student-initiated and -organized (one-day) Jewish Studies conference to be held during the academic year 2012-13.

Following the success of previous student-organized conferences (“Irish and Jewish Identities: Links and Parallels” (2011) and “Borders in Jewish Thought” (2012)), we are issuing this call for proposals for a conference for the coming academic year. The Center will provide the successful proposal with a grant of $4,000, which it is expected the organizers will supplement with other funds they will raise from departments, schools, and other centers and sources of funding at the University. The Center will also advise organizers about raising funds, and will provide logistical support for the conference. Continue reading →

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CFP: Graduate Student-Organized Jewish Studies Conference

Call for Proposals: Graduate Student-Organized Jewish Studies Conference

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its third annual competition to fund a graduate student-initiated and -organized (one-day) Jewish Studies conference to be held during the academic year 2012-13.

Following the success of previous student-organized conferences (“Irish and Jewish Identities: Links and Parallels” (2011) and “Borders in Jewish Thought” (2012)), we are issuing this call for proposals for a conference for the coming academic year. The Center will provide the successful proposal with a grant of $4,000, which it is expected the organizers will supplement with other funds they will raise from departments, schools, and other centers and sources of funding at the University. The Center will also advise organizers about raising funds, and will provide logistical support for the conference. Continue reading →

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The Global Baltics: The Next Twenty Years

The Global Baltics: The Next Twenty Years
23rd biannual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS)
University of Illinois at Chicago, 26-28 April, 2012

http://depts.washington.edu/aabs/chicago-conf-2012.html

The opening plenary is open to all interested persons. Registration is required for other events. About 200 participants from 15 countries are scheduled to read papers in the concurrent sessions (Linguistics, Literature, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Aesthetics, Environment, Gender, etc.).

Conference-at-a-Glance (04-02-2012): Conference-at-a-Glance.

Conference Program with panels (04-02-2012): Conference Program

Abstracts for all conference panels can be found at the AABS Conference Abstracts website.

Maps of the venues and directions can also be found in the conference website.

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Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute at UW-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proud to announce the second annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI, to be held at UW-Madison from June 18-August 10, 2012. Continue reading →

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Slovo CALL FOR PAPERS Autumn 2012

Slovo CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 24.2 (Autumn 2012)

Deadline: 1st May 2012

Slovo is now accepting submissions for its May 2012 issue.
Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and
review articles are welcome from all research students and academics.
Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent via e-mail attachment
(slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk), or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. All research
articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA
Style guide in advance of submission (available for download for free
from http://www.mhra.org.uk/Publications/Books/StyleGuide/download.shtml). Continue reading →

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