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Call for Papers: Council for European Studies International Conference, Montreal, Canada, Deadline: October 15

Europe has long served as a model for the rest of the world – whether as object of admiration, forced exemplar, foil, or cautionary tale – and the present vacuum of certainty presents yet another moment of opportunity for scholars of “the old world.” Are European experiments in economic coordination the solution to the excesses of unregulated capitalism – is this the moment for the revenge of the European model?

For the 2010 conference (April 15-17), CES welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined. In particular, CES welcomes panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. The Committee will accept only two submissions per person. Members may also participate in a maximum of two sessions. Proposals must be submitted by October 15 at the CES conference website. More information on the conference will be available in upcoming issues of the CES newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter here: www.ces.columbia.edu/members/indiv_members.html.

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Call for Papers: Slovo, Deadline: October 30

University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) has issued a call for papers for its postgraduate journal Slovo. Slovo aims to discuss and interpret Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European affairs, covering the fields of anthropology, economics, film, geography, history, international studies, linguistics, literature, media, politics and sociology. The maximum length for consideration of an article is 6,000-8,000 words. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA Style guide in advance of submission. Submissions may be sent via email attachment to slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk. Any questions may be directed to the same email address. For more information about Slovo visit: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/slovo.htm. Deadline: October 30.

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Conference: “The Nines: Brinks, Cusps, and Perceptions of Possibility – from 1789-2009″, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan, December 3-4

In fall 2009, the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, along with other partnering units at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, will present programs exploring the relationship between world-historic events and the alternative futures they inspired. From the explosion of alternatives in 1919 to the normalization of democratic destinies in 1989, from the crisis of 1929 to the anxieties of 2009, this series will delve into the many iconic “nines” of the modern era. The conference in early December will pull together many of the themes addressed throughout the fall event series. For a complete schedule including a plethora of interesting CEERES region specific events, please visit http://www.ii.umich.edu/wcee.

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo

The successful applicant is expected to investigate a problem within the research area of language-based area studies in Russia, the Balkans, or Central Europe. The project description must include a discussion of the choice of method (e.g. discourse analysis). Research projects based on material in Slavic languages are given preference. The post-doctoral research fellowship is for a period of 4 years, with a 25% duty component devoted to teaching and acquiring basic pedagogical competency.

Applicants must submit a project proposal of a maximum of 10 pages, including a schedule of activities. It is expected that the project will be completed within the 4-year period. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Further information about the Department can be obtained at the following website: http://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/english.

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“Secularism and Cosmopolitanism”, a lecture by Anthropology Visiting Professor Étienne Balibar, October 15

Professor Balibar is Professeur émérite, Université de Paris X Nanterre (Political Philosophy), and Distinguished Professor of Humanities, at University of California, Irvine. His research interests include: political philosophy, Critical Theory, Epistemology of the Social Sciences, and Ethics. He has also worked on questions of philosophical anthropology (the subject and the citizen), extreme violence and the problem of civility, politics as war and war as politics, individuality and transindividuality, borders and the representation of the stranger, universalism and cosmopolitics. Time: 5:00pm, October 15. Location: Social Sciences 122 (1126 E. 59th St.).

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