Thursday, July 4, 2019

Call for Papers Hiperboreea

Hiperboreea
Vol. 6, No. 2 (December, 2019)
Important Dates:
Publication date: Late December, 2019
Last date for submission: August 1, 2019
Hiperboreea is an online academic journal published biannually by the Balkan History Association. The journal publishes articles in the field of History, written in English and occasionally French, and book reviews, or evaluations of scholarly conferences. Our focus is the study of Southeastern Europe, broadly defined as the states situated in the Balkan region.
Without limiting its scope a specific historical period or approach, the journal covers a wide range of topics, such as Cultural History, Political History, Military History, Social History, Economic History and Archaeology, and encourages work on any historical period and pluri-disciplinary background.
The following types of manuscripts are considered for publication:
– original articles in basic and applied research;
– critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.
Starting from 2020, Hiperboreea will be published by the Pennsylvania State University Press (PSU Press). All manuscripts should be prepared according to PSU Press editorial policy (Author Guidelines).
Hiperboreea is one of the few Romanian journals that has built a solid presence in the online environment, being indexed in the following international databases and libraries:
ISI Web of Science (ESCI), EBSCO, Scopus, ERIH PLUS, Ulrich, ProQuest, ProQuest Philosophy Database, Index Copernicus, CEEOL, WorldCat, Regesta Imperii, J-Gate, International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance, Bibliographical Information Base in Patristics, Modern Language Association International Bibliography, Romanian Academy Library, National Library of Australia, Oxford Library, Harvard Library, etc.
The editors will inform authors of the decision on their manuscripts within 1-2 weeks from submission. Starting with 2018, some changes in the editorial policy of Hiperboreea are implemented. Authors will be charged with a symbolic fee, for each article published, regular or special issues. Thus, charges will be applied to authors for the processing (not editing) and publication of manuscripts submitted to Hiperboreea and online hosting and archiving. The publication fee will be of 11 Euro (50 RON for Romania) per each article. Members of the Balkan History Association will be able to publish for free. All costs will be charged only upon the acceptance of their manuscripts for publication. After publication, each author will receive his article through e-mail as an electronic copy (pdf). All articles can be distributed by the authors for non-commercial purposes, only with the written permission of the Editorial Board. See more details in the section called ‘Submission’.
All articles submitted to our journal are reviewed following a double blind peer-review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Our standards impose the existence of at least two reviewers per issue, although it is customary that many more peer-reviewers cooperate for individual issues.
To submit your papers, please mail them to: mihaidragnea2018@gmail.com
Looking forward to receiving your submission!

Friday, June 28, 2019

CFP: 22nd Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore

The 22nd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will be held at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona, from Thursday, April 2, toSaturday, April 4, 2020.  
The conference organizers are now accepting proposals for papers that treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, literature, folklore, or culture. 
Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment in PDF format to the conference email address bssc2020@asu.edu .
Abstracts should be up to 250 words, including examples and bibliography, 12-point font, at least 1" margins, and should not contain name(s) or affiliations(s) of the author(s).  Abstracts should also include a title, and up to five keywords.
The paper title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information should be given in the body of the email.
Please send submissions by September 1 2019.  Notification of selection, and invitation letters if needed, will be sent by October 1.
More information about travel arrangements, hotels, and area attractions (Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tombstone, etc.) will be sent out later in the year. Tempe is part of greater Phoenix, and is approximately 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. 
The conference is hosted by the Melikian Center at ASU, in collaboration with the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona (U of A). Additional support is provided by ASU's  School of International Letters and Cultures, the Mary Choncoff Fund, and the Stephen and Sandra Batalden Fund. 
Questions about the conference may be directed to the ASU and U of A conference organizers, Keith Brown and Grace Fielder, either directly or via the conference email address.


T (480) 965-4188 | F (480)-965-1700 | melikian.asu.edu

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

New Call for Applications


SEESA Website

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

 

SEESA TRAVEL GRANTS


To support undergraduate and graduate student scholarship and international participation in the field of Southeast European Studies, the Southeast European Studies Association (SEESA) has established the SEESA Travel Grants to subsidize travel costs for presentation of papers at international, national, regional, or state conferences. In 2019 the grants will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students for presentation of their work on topics related to Southeastern European Studies at conferences in any field − including but not limited to history, linguistics, literature, anthropology, the arts, social and political science, and folklore.

SEESA plans to fund, on a competitive basis, at least 2 awards of $500 each.

Applicants must be students. They may be studying at the undergraduate, master's or doctoral level and in any field of Southeast European Studies. Students may receive only one SEESA Graduate Student Travel Grant over the course of their undergraduate and graduate studies.

Applicants should submit an abstract of their paper of no fewer than 500 words, proof that their paper has been accepted for presentation, a C.V., a short bibliography of their paper and proof of student status as an email attachment to Bavjola Shatro [seesa.travel.grants@gmail.com]. Author’s name, affiliation, and contact information should be written below the title of the paper.

Applicants who cannot submit proof of acceptance of their papers by October 1st because the conference at which they plan to present has a later deadline for sending acceptance notifications, should contact SEESA’s Committee for Travel Grants at the email address mentioned above before submitting their application in order to receive additional instructions for completing and submitting their application.

Applications will be evaluated by SEESA’S Committee for Travel Grants. The written quality of an abstract will be a factor in its consideration.

Questions about the grants may be directed to Bavjola Shatro at the email address given above.
Application Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2019
Acceptance Notification Date: October 15th, 2019



Saturday, May 4, 2019

Call for Papers Hiperboreea

 Hiperboreea
Vol. 6, No. 2 (December, 2019)
Important Dates:
Publication date: Late December, 2019
Last date for submission: August 1, 2019
Hiperboreea is an online academic journal published biannually by the Balkan History Association. The journal publishes articles in the field of History, written in English and occasionally French, and book reviews, or evaluations of scholarly conferences. Our focus is the study of Southeastern Europe, broadly defined as the states situated in the Balkan region.
Without limiting its scope a specific historical period or approach, the journal covers a wide range of topics, such as Cultural History, Political History, Military History, Social History, Economic History and Archaeology, and encourages work on any historical period and pluri-disciplinary background.
The following types of manuscripts are considered for publication:
– original articles in basic and applied research;
– critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.
Starting from 2020, Hiperboreea will be published by the Pennsylvania State University Press (PSU Press). All manuscripts should be prepared according to PSU Press editorial policy (Author Guidelines).
Hiperboreea is one of the few Romanian journals that has built a solid presence in the online environment, being indexed in the following international databases and libraries:
The editors will inform authors of the decision on their manuscripts within 1-2 weeks from submission. Starting with 2018, some changes in the editorial policy of Hiperboreea are implemented. Authors will be charged with a symbolic fee, for each article published, regular or special issues. Thus, charges will be applied to authors for the processing (not editing) and publication of manuscripts submitted to Hiperboreea and online hosting and archiving. The publication fee will be of 11 Euro (50 RON for Romania) per each article. Members of the Balkan History Association will be able to publish for free. All costs will be charged only upon the acceptance of their manuscripts for publication. After publication, each author will receive his article through e-mail as an electronic copy (pdf). All articles can be distributed by the authors for non-commercial purposes, only with the written permission of the Editorial Board. See more details in the section called ‘Submission’.
All articles submitted to our journal are reviewed following a double blind peer-review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Our standards impose the existence of at least two reviewers per issue, although it is customary that many more peer-reviewers cooperate for individual issues.
To submit your papers, please mail them to: mihaidragnea2018@gmail.com
Sharing this call for papers would be welcomed and highly appreciated.
Looking forward to receiving your submission!
Dr. Mihai Dragnea, Editor-in-Chief
President of the Balkan History Association (BHA)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Society for Romanian Studies: The Fifth Biennial SRS Book Prize

The Society for Romanian Studies invites nominations for the Fifth Biennial SRS Book Prize awarded for the best scholarly book published in English in the humanities or social sciences, on many subject relating to Romania or Moldova and their diasporas. To be eligible, books must have been published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018 as indicated by the copyright date. Books may be in any academic field, with a predominant focus on Romanian or Moldovan subject matter (including subjects relating to the activities of non-Romanian ethnic groups on Romanian or Moldovan territory). Edited books, translations, reprints or new editions of works published before 2017, and non-scholarly books are not eligible.

The prize carries with it an award of $800. Either authors or publishers of books may make submissions. Submissions should be sent to the SRS prize committee by 1 June 2019.

Three copies of each submitted book should be sent by mail, one copy directly to each committee member at the addresses below. Questions or inquiries can be sent to the committee chair, Irina Livezeanu, via email at irinal@pitt.edu. The award will be announced in October 2019.

For details of the Prize and past winners please see:
      https://society4romanianstudies.org/2017/02/17/awards-prizes/

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Call for Papers: “1821 in 2021: Rethinking the Birth of Modern Greece”

Call for Papers:
“1821 in 2021: Rethinking the Birth of Modern Greece”
Special section/issue of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Spring 2021
Guest Editor: Yanni Kotsonis, NYU

General overview:
The two hundred-year anniversary of outbreak of the Greek War of Independence should be an occasion for serious rethinking. The JMGS aims to showcase recent reconsiderations and new directions in the historiography, by scholars working in any discipline of the humanities and/or social sciences. To that end, we issue this call for papers for a special feature entitled “1821 in 2021: Rethinking the Birth of Modern Greece,” to appear in the journal’s May 2021 issue. We especially encourage submissions that present broad and innovative views and foreground that novelty, but which are still based on serious investigation.

We are soliciting proposals in the form of abstracts in English of 350 words by 15 May 2019. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to yk1@nyu.edu.

Commissioned articles of 8,000 words will be due by 28 February 2020, for distribution to outside reviewers. Articles will be subjected to the JMGS’s regular peer review process. Potential contributors should consult the JMGS author guidelines.

Further rationale and description:
Scholars have complicated the story of the Greek War of Independence with a European dimension, but Europe itself invites complexity. It was a continent of revolutions and liberalisms, but Europe was not, and would never be, the creature of the progressive Enlightenment alone. The Greek Revolution took place in a moment of reaction and restoration, and the “successful” Greek Revolution can be appreciated alongside the “failed” revolutions of the same period. At the same time, Europe was producing the global age that would provincialize Europe itself: the movement that led to the Greek nation state was linked with movements in Egypt and Lebanon, and with a world of revolutionary foment stretching from Cairo to Philadelphia, from Haiti to Buenos Aires. Greece in turn offered a new model of national revolution and was the start of an Ottoman unraveling that ended with the final anti-Ottoman revolution, that of Turkey itself.

Internally, too, the revolution can be appreciated as a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-confessional unfolding, and one may reflect on the great diversities that were produced by, or flattened by, the national idea. From the normative base of Greek speaking Orthodox communities, we should also move to Vlachs, Roma, Albanians, and Slavs; to Catholicism and Judaism and the largest casualty of the war, Islam. In our haste to arrive at 1821 or 1832, we may pause to consider the many signs of diversity, some assimilated into the national idea, some demonstrably not, in what amounted to a thoroughgoing demographic revolution.

The anniversary will be an occasion to marvel at or remark on the novelty of the revolutionary decade, to treat it as something other than natural and inevitable. Nevertheless it was the first nationalEuropean revolution and one of two successful revolutions in Europe of the era of restoration and reaction—somehow Greece emerged at the same moment as Belgium. What made for this success, and in what ways was it successful? If nationalism triumphed, what became of the other main thrusts of the movement, the liberal and the social?

Methodologically gendered and sexualized understandings of the events invite serious consideration. Large topical gaps also remain, and we invite perspectives and interventions that allow us to investigate the role of women as something more than the exceptions of a few captains and concubines: e.g. to consider the mass mobilization of women behind and on the lines. We are also interested in the ubiquitous peasantries that were at the great battles and campaigns but who have been difficult to incorporate into statues and monuments or even into textbook narratives.

How was the memory of the revolution created, in books, memoirs, statues, and textbooks, as great individuals but not often as masses? Who was remembered and who was forgotten? What are the monuments and events, and how was the existing material culture of archeological ruins and stones incorporated into a national culture?

We are looking for submissions that offer fresh approaches and new, sound assertions. In broad thematic and methodological terms, topics for submissions may include and are not limited to:
  • The revolution as praxis and conjuncture: One will usually assume that the nation produced a revolution, but in what ways was the Greek nation a product of the Revolution itself, its contours in the making and its outcomes not predetermined?
  • Imperial creatures: What were the inter- and trans-imperial dimensions of this place in this time, i.e., the empires in which Greeks lived before the nation-state? How did the empires deliberately and inadvertently incubate a new national consciousness?
  • What were the ramifications of the revolution in the Mediterranean and beyond? How was it interpreted, from South America to Alexandria?
  • New perspectives: How can a different lens open a view of the less studied but very large populations of peasants, allowing us to add their experiences to those of the known actors, and indeed qualify the role of the singular individual?
  • How can one narrate the roles and experiences of women, in a manner that not only adds them to the existing narrative, but reshapes the narrative itself?
  • Notions of space: What was what we now call the Hellenic world, and where was Greece before 1830?
  • Revisiting basic terms: The many versions of freedom and liberty; Greece and Greek; uprising, revolution, and war; independence and sovereignty. How was a new language of self-representation as coherent Hellenes universalized in such a short time, given the great diversity of imperial experiences? What were the multiple revolutions that unfolded in the 1820s?
  • Metamorphosis: How did the local, the partial, the particular, and the inward-looking become integrated into the national and the global, even as the new state announced its autarkic existence?
  • De-naturalizing: What have we taken for granted that deserves emphasis, marveling, and contemplation?
  • Dead, left out, or assimilated: What became of Muslims after 1821, and why? What of Catholics and Jews? Vlachs, Roma, and Albanians? How does the topic go beyond filling a gap but sheds light on the character of the national movement and the new state, its origins and inception?
  • The dynamics and spatialities of mobilization, violence and contention.
  • Contemporary uses/appropriations of 1821 and the Greek War of Independence, including by extremist groups.
  • The new international reality: What could and could not be created out of the ruins of the revolutionary decade, bearing in mind the local and the broader European, be it the pan-European reaction and the moments of liberal and revolutionary flare-up?
  • Mobility and Stasis: The traveling Greeks and their tethering to a new homeland, from merchants and soldiers to uprooted farmers and shepherds and migrant laborers.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Call for Papers Hiperboreea Journal

Call for Papers Hiperboreea Journal
Vol. 6, No. 1 (June, 2019)
Important Dates:
Publication date: Late June, 2019
Last date for submission: May 1, 2019
Hiperboreea is an online academic journal published biannually by the Balkan History Association. The journal publishes articles in the field of History, written in English, and book reviews, or evaluations of scholarly conferences. Our focus is the study of Southeastern Europe, broadly defined as the states situated in the Balkan region.
Without limiting its scope a specific historical period or approach, the journal covers a wide range of topics, such as Cultural History, Political History, Military History, Social History, Economic History and Archaeology, and encourages work on any historical period and pluri-disciplinary background.
The following types of papers are considered for publication:
– original articles in basic and applied research;
– critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.
Starting from 2020, Hiperboreea will be published by the Pennsylvania State University Press (PSU Press). All manuscripts should be prepared according to PSU Press editorial policy (Author Guidelines).
Hiperboreea is one of the few Romanian journals that has built a solid presence in the online environment, being indexed in the following international databases and libraries:
Web of Science database Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), now maintained by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters), EBSCO, Index Copernicus, Scopus, Persee, ERIH PLUS, CEEOL, Ulrich, ProQuest East Europe, Central Europe Database, ProQuest Philosophy Database, WorldCat, International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance (IBHR), Modern language Association International Bibliography, Bibliographical Information Base in Patristics (BIBP), Regesta Imperii, J-Gate, Romanian Academy Library, National Library of Australia, Oxford Bodleian Library, Harvard Library etc.
The editors will inform authors of the decision on their manuscripts within 1-2 weeks from submission. Starting with 2018, some changes in the editorial policy of Hiperboreea are implemented. Authors will be charged with a symbolic fee, for each article published, regular or special issues. Thus, charges will be applied to authors for the processing (not editing) and publication of manuscripts submitted to Hiperboreea and online hosting and archiving. The publication fee will be of 11 Euro (50 RON for Romania) per each article. Members of the Balkan History Association will be able to publish for free. All costs will be charged only upon the acceptance of their manuscripts for publication. After publication, each author will receive his article through e-mail as an electronic copy (pdf). All articles can be distributed by the authors for non-commercial purposes, only with the written permission of the Editorial Board. See more details in the section called ‘Submission’.
All articles submitted to our journal are reviewed following a double blind peer-review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Our standards impose the existence of at least two reviewers per issue, although it is customary that many more peer-reviewers cooperate for individual issues.
To submit your papers, please mail them to: mihaidragnea2018@gmail.com
Sharing this call for papers would be welcomed and highly appreciated.
Looking forward to receiving your submission!
Dr. Mihai Dragnea, Editor-in-Chief
President of the Balkan History Association (BHA)