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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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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.).