The Institute for Rusyn Language and Culture at Preov University is inaugurating the first international Summer School in Rusyn Language and Culture to take place in Preov, Slovakia, between June 14 and July 4, 2010. The goal of Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum is to help students, scholars, and others interested in Rusyn studies attain proficiency or to improve their existing ability to communicate in the Rusyn language and to broaden their knowledge of Carpatho-Rusyn history and culture. Detailed information and an application form can be found at the official site of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, C-RS.org.
The deadline for complete applications is March 1, 2010.
The University of Nebraska at Lincoln has issued a call for papers that demonstrate the value of cooperation between the Czech and Slovak Lands and the Central US, past and present. For more information, please, go to www.unl.edu/plains
For those interested, please submit an abstract of 150-200 words with a brief résumé in a Word document by NOVEMBER 1, 2009. Later submissions will be considered. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION is preferred. Use the Center’s e-mail address: < cgps [at] unl.edu > Please state the contact person, affiliation, address, telephone, and e-mail address in your submission and indicate in the subject line: 2010 Symposium: CZECH & SLOVAK AMERICANS. If sending by standard mail, please send two unfolded copies of the abstract and résumé/curriculum vita. All presenters must register for the symposium through the website or by mail. Persons whose proposals/abstracts are accepted will be expected to submit final papers at the conference. Great Plains Quarterly and Great Plains Research, the Center’s scholarly journals, have the first right to publish papers presented at the symposium.
Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce
Other Languages Section Head
Department of Modern Languages
1133 Oldfather Hall
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
e-mail: msaskova-pierce1 [at] unl.edu
Tel: (402) 472 1336
Fax: (402) 472 0327
Prof. Jonathan Larson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa, will share his paper “Sentimental Kritika: Hazardous Dialectics and Deictics of Accountability in Socialist Secular Criticism”. Prof. Larson’s interests include the political economy of language, the acquisition and practice of sociocutural knowledge, and sociocultural processes in time and space. He has conducted most of his fieldwork in Martin and Bratislava, Slovakia. Time: 4:30pm, October 21. Location: Wilder House (5811 South Kenwood Ave).