Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
A number of panels and roundtables at the 41st National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), which will take place on November 12–15, 2009 at the Marriott Copley Place (Boston, MA), address issues of interest to Southeast Europeanists.
Thursday, November 12
12:00 P.M. -1:45 P.M.
- Panel 1-08 Nationalism, Security and the Past in Central Europe and the Balkans (Location: Dartmouth). Participants: Dragana Dulic (U of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro), Ivan Zverzhanovski, Ausra Park (Simmons College)
- Roundtable 1-22 Macedonian Language Contact - from Linguistic League to Diaspora (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon K) Participants: Victor Friedman (U of Chicago), Andrew Dombrowski (U of Chicago), Grace E. Fielder (U of Arizona), Christina Kramer (U of Toronto, Canada), Marjan Markovic (U Sts Cyril & Methodius, Macedonia), Elena Petroska (U of Sts Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia / Indiana U)
- Panel 1-26 Unconditioned Conditionality? Civil Society, the Legacy of War and EU Conditionality in the Western Balkans (Location: Massachusetts) Participants: Florian Bieber (U of Kent, UK), Marlene Spoerri (U of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ivana Djuric (U of Nottingham, UK/CRCEES), Adam Fagan (U of London, UK), Gulnur Aybet (U of Kent, UK)
- Panel 1-27 Intellectuals, Church and State in Late 19th-Century Croatia (Location: MIT) Participants: Jure Kristo (Croatian Inst of History, Croatia), William B. Tomljanovich (United Nations), Nives Rumenjak (CREES, U of Pittsburgh), Ellen Elias-Bursac, Sarah Anne Kent (U of Wisconsin-Stevens Point), Tatiana Kuzmic (U of Texas at Austin)
- Panel 1-37 Consciousness and Civil Society in Bulgaria and Romania (Location: Tufts) Participants: Katherine M. Verdery (The Graduate Center, CUNY), Anna Miroslavova Mirkova (Soﬁa U, Bulgaria), Mihaela Serban (New York U), Nikolay Valkov (Université de Montréal, Canada), Evguenia N. Davidova (Portland State U)
- Roundtable 1-39 Forgotten Serbian Thinkers: Borisavljević, Vasić, Krakov and Milanković - Current Relevance (Location: Vineyard) Participants: Jelena Bogdanovic (East Carolina U), Visnja Ciric (U of Belgrade, Serbia), Dusan Danilovic (Temple U), Nikola Marinkovic (U of Belgrade, Serbia), Ljubomir Milanovic (Rutgers U), Nebojsa Petar Stankovic (Princeton U)
2:00 P.M. -3:45 P.M.
- Panel 2-12 Seminal Themes in Slovene History: The Slovene-Croatian Border in the 19th Century, Yugoslav and Slovene Politics in the 1930s, and the Issue of Lustration after Independence (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Robert G. Minnich (U of Bergen, Norway), Marko Zajc (Institute of Contemporary History, Slovenia), Jure Gasparic (Institute for Contemporary History, Slovenia), Peter Rozic (Georgetown U), Sarah Anne Kent (U of Wisconsin-Stevens Point), Gregor Kranjc (U of Toronto, Canada)
- Panel 2-16 Building and Destroying Communities in the Former Yugoslavia (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon E) Participants: Nancy Susanne Martin (U of Texas at Austin), Vasiliki Neofotistos (SUNY, Buffalo), Frances Trix (Indiana U), Emily Greble Balic (Remarque Institute, NYU)
- Panel 2-24 Subversive Biographies of the Croatian Renaissance (Location: Hyannis) Participants: Anita Peti-Stantić (U of Zagreb, Croatia), Marijan Despalatovic (Connecticut College), Aida Vidan (Harvard U), Gordan Matas (U of Split, Croatia), Ivo Soljan (Grand Valley State U)
- Panel 2-37 The Cultural Politics of the National (Re)awakenings in Southeastern Europe (Location: Tufts) Participants: Katrin Hristova Bozeva-Abazi (McGill U, Canada), Venetta Todorova Ivanova (U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Anca Mandru (Central European U, Hungary), James Frusetta (Hampden-Sydney College), Mari A. Firkatian (U of Hartford)
- Panel 2-38 Dynamics of the Turkish Foreign Policy in the Basin of Five Seas (Location: Vermont) Participants: Ozlem TUR (Middle East Technical U, METU), Itir Bagdadi (Izmir U of Economics, Turkey), Ozan Arslan (Izmir U of Economics, Turkey)
4:00 P.M. -5:45 P.M.
- Panel 3-12 Progress in Social, Legal and Governmental Reforms in Serbia (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Ljubica D Popovich (Vanderbilt U), Soﬁja Korac (Tufts U), Borko Komnenovic (Shirley and Banister Public Affairs), Obrad Kesic (TSM Global Consultants, LLC), David Binder (The New York Times)
- Panel 3-39 Ruptures and Continuities in Yugoslav Avant-Gardes and Post-Avant-Gardes (Location: Vineyard) Participants: Radmila Gorup (Columbia U), Richard Lee Pierre (U of Michigan), Marijeta Bozovic (Columbia U), Vladislav Beronja (U of Michigan), Aleksandar Boskovic (U of Michigan)
Friday, November 13
8:00 A.M. -9:45 A.M.
- Panel 4-12 Empires, Interrupted: Imperial Legacies and Contemporary National Identity Formation in the Balkans, South Caucasus and Crimea (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Artyom H. Tonoyan (Baylor U, J.M. Dawson institute of Church-State Studies), Maja Catic (Brandeis U), Filiz Tutku Aydin (U of Toronto, Canada), Christopher Marsh (Baylor U)
- Panel 4-26 Representations of Violence in Balkan Literature (Location: Massachusetts) Participants: Tatjana Aleksic (U of Michigan), Marina Antic (U of Wisconsin, Madison), Victor Friedman (U of Chicago), Ani Kokobobo (Columbia U), Damjana Mraovic-O’Hare (Pennsylvania State U), Dragana Obradovic (U College London, UK)
- Panel 4-36 Contemporary Bosnian Film (Location: Suffolk) Participants: Gregory Steven Carleton (Tufts U), Trevor Laurence Jockims (CUNY Graduate Center), Natasa Milas (Yale U), Cynthia F. Simmons (Boston College), Lucian Ghita (Yale U)
- Panel 4-38 Sponsored by Association for Croatian Studies Relations between the U.S. and Croatia, 1990-1996 (Location: Vermont) Participants: Joseph T. Bombelles, Peter Galbraith (Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation), Branko Salaj (Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia), Miroslav Tudjman (U of Zagreb, Croatia), Joseph McCarthy (Harvard U, Kennedy School)
- Panel 4-39 Bulgarian Militant Right-Wing Nationalism in Historical Perspective (Location: Vineyard) Participants: Robert Donnorummo (U of Pittsburgh), Benedict Edward DeDominicis (American U in Bulgaria), Didar Erdinc (American U in Bulgaria), Boris M Gurov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria), Markus Wien (American U in Bulgaria)
10:00 A.M. -11:45 A.M.
- Panel 5-05 Orthodoxy and Enlightenment in the Eighteenth Century (Location: Brandeis) Participants: Jane Burbank (New York U), Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter (California State Polytechnic U), Scott M. Kenworthy (Miami U), Gregory L. Freeze (Brandeis U), Stephen Kalmar Batalden (Arizona State U)
- Panel 5-16 Reading Architecture and City Life in Postwar Eastern Europe, Part III: Yugoslav Exceptionalism? (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon E) Participants: Sonia A. Hirt (Virginia Tech), Nande Korpnik (U of Maribor, Slovenia), Daniela Rankovic (U of Belgrade, Serbia), Veronica E. Aplenc (Rosemont College), Vladimir Kulic (Florida Atlantic U)
- Panel 5-12 Forging Socialist Yugoslavia among Diverse Communities, 1943–1948 (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Emil Kerenji (U of South Carolina), Daniel Perez (Stanford U), Emily Greble Balic (Remarque Institute, NYU), Jelena Batinic (Stanford U), Melissa Katherine Bokovoy (U of New Mexico)
- Panel 5-34 What’s the Score on Moldova? Conﬂict and Identity as the Republic Approaches Twenty Years (Location: Rhode Island) Participants: Matthew Ciscel (Central Connecticut State U), Luke March (U of Edinburgh, UK), Elizabeth A. Anderson (American U), Patricia Fogerty (Emory U), Paul Daniel Quinlan (Providence College)
1:00 P.M. -2:45 P.M.
- Panel 6-27 Representing Religious Lives (Location: MIT) Participants: Lavinia Stan (St. Francis Xavier U, Canada), Roland Clark (U of Pittsburgh), Joel C. Brady (U of Pittsburgh), Arpad von Klimo (U of Pittsburgh), Milica Bakic-Hayden (U of Pittsburgh)
- Panel 6-37 Music, Poetry and the State in Russia and Bulgaria (Location: Tufts) Participants: Stefka Hristova (UC Irvine), Grzegorz Danowski, Eran Livni (Indiana U), Margarita Safariants (Yale U)
3:00 P.M. -4:45 P.M.
- Panel 7-12 State-Building in Yugoslavia (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Biljana D. Obradovic (Xavier U of Louisiana), Ana Antic (Columbia U), Tanja Damljanovic Conley, James Frusetta (Hampden-Sydney College)
- Panel 7-29 Debating Identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Cosmopolitan Melting Pot or a Balkan Powder-keg? (Location: New Hampshire) Participants: Edin Hajdarpasic (Loyola U Chicago), Robert M. Hayden (U of Pittsburgh), Fedja Buric (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Svetlana Broz (GARIWO), Maria Todorova (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Panel 7-38 Appropriating Adria: The Adriatic Sea as a Space of Conﬂict and Coexistence between the Italian and the South Slavic Worlds (Location: Vermont) Participants: Larry Wolff (New York U), Dominique K Reill (U of Miami), Borut Klabjan (U of Primorska, Slovenia), Igor Tchoukarine (EHESS, France), Pamela Lynn Ballinger (Bowdoin College)
5:00 P.M. -6:45 P.M.
- Panel 8-12 State and Institutions in Albania and Kosovo: New Perspectives (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Elidor Mehilli (Princeton U), Besnik Pula (U of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Elton Skendaj (Cornell U), Smoki Musaraj (The New School), James Pettifer (Defence Academy of the UK)
- Panel 8-24 Narrating South Slav Muslim Lives: Ivo Andric and Mesa Selimovic (Location: Hyannis) Participants: Olga L. Medvedkov (Wittenberg U), Thomas J. Butler, Keith Doubt (Wittenberg U), Amila Buturovic (York U), Robert J. Donia (U of Michigan)
- Roundtable 8-26 The EU in the Balkans: Recent Entrants, Hopeful Aspirants (Location: Massachusetts) Participants: Walter Downing Connor (Boston U), Evan Kraft (Natl Bank of Croatia, Croatia), John R. Lampe (U of Maryland), Ronald H. Linden (U of Pittsburgh)
- Panel 8-29 Documenting Conﬂict in Former Yugoslavia (Location: New Hampshire) Participants: Stephen Kalmar Batalden (Arizona State U), Filip Erdjelac (New York U), Brian Gratton (Arizona State U), Zilka Spahic-Siljak (U of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina), Robert M. Hayden (U of Pittsburgh)
Saturday, November 14
8:00 A.M. -9:45 A.M.
- Panel 9-29 National Epics, International Solidarity, and Interethnic Romance in the Modern History of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Location: New Hampshire) Participants: Kate Meehan Pedrotty (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Tatiana Kuzmic (U of Texas at Austin), James DC Walker (Ohio State U), Zdenko Mandusic (U of Chicago), Cynthia F. Simmons (Boston College)
- Roundtable 9-26 1989–1999–2009 The Renaissance of Europe? The Communist Collapse, the Helsinki Decision for the EU Enlargement, and the Western Balkans Today (Location: Massachusetts) Participants: Francine Friedman (Ball State U), Stefano Bianchini(U of Bologna, Italy), David B. Kanin (CIA), Julie Mostov (Drexel U), R. Craig Nation (US Army War College), Francesco Privitera (U of Bologna, Italy)
- Panel 9-27 Between the Sacred and Profane: Clericalism, Minorities, and the Quest for National Belonging in Greater Romania (Location: MIT) Participants: Marius Turda (Oxford Brookes U, UK), R. Chris Davis (U of Oxford, UK), Tudor Georgescu (Oxford Brookes U, UK), James Kapalo (U of London, UK), Vladimir Solonari (U of Central Florida)
- Panel 9-36 Serbian Music: Melodies and Rhythms, Past and Present (Location: Suffolk) Participants: Nada Petkovic (U of Chicago), Katarina Tomašević (Institute of Musicology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia), Dimitrije Golemović (Belgrade Academy of Music, Dept of Ethnomusicology, Serbia), Owen Kohl (U of Chicago), Jim Samson (U of Trondheim, Norway)
- Panel 9-40 Representing Romani (Gypsy) Lives: The Politics of Identity in Contemporary Eastern Europe (Location: Wellesley) Participants: Eran Livni (Indiana U), Krista Harper (U of Massachusetts, Amherst), Carol T. Silverman (U of Oregon), Margaret Hiebert Beissinger (Princeton U), Alaina Maria Lemon (U of Michigan)
10:00 A.M. -11:45 A.M.
- Panel 10-12 Building Borderlands: The Institutionalization of Frontier Territories in Modern Southeast and Central Europe (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Theodora Dragostinova (Ohio State U), Edin Hajdarpasic (Loyola U Chicago), Caitlin E. Murdock (California State U, Long Beach), Mark David Pittaway (The Open U, UK), Pieter M. Judson (Swarthmore College)
1:00 P.M. -2:45 P.M.
- Panel 11-12 The King’s Testament - The 80th Anniversary of the Royal Dictatorship of King Aleksandar I of Yugoslavia 1929– 2009 (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Michael Eoghan Allen (George Mason U), Mario Jareb (Croatian Inst of History, Croatia), Hrvoje Capo (Croatian Inst of History, Croatia), John Peter Kraljic (Garfunkel, Wild & Travis, PC), John Paul Newman (U College Dublin, Ireland)
- Roundtable 11-24 Media, Diasporas, and Identities: The Comparative Cases of Serbia and Croatia (Location: Hyannis) Participants: Hrvoje Hrengek (Croatian Television), Domagoj Bebic (U of Zagreb, Croatia), Nataša Čorbić (UNDP), Marijana Grbesa (U of Zagreb, Croatia), Zlatan Krajina (Goldsmiths U, UK), Anamarija Musa (U of Zagreb, Croatia)
- Panel 11-34 Banking Transition in East and Southeast Europe (Location: Rhode Island) Particiapants: Peter Vodopivec (Inst for Modern History, Slovenia), Stephan Barisitz (Oesterreichische Nationalbank), Hermine Vidovic (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies), Zarko Lazarevic (Inst for Contemporary History, Slovenia), John P. Bonin (Wesleyan U), John R. Lampe (U of Maryland)
3:00 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
- Panel 12-12 The Life Histories of Slovene Socialist Directors and the Reality of Self-Management (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Timothy Pogacar (Bowling Green State U), Jurij Fikfak (ZRC SAZU, Slovenia), Jeffrey David Turk (ZRC SAZU, Slovenia), Tatiana Bajuk-Sencar (Scientiﬁc Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of the Arts, Slovenia), Robert G. Minnich (U of Bergen, Norway), Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher (U of Tennessee)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
8:00 A.M. -9:45 A.M.
- Panel 13-11 New Research in South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics (Location: Falmouth) Participants: Bojan Belic (U of Washington), Traci Lindsey (UC Berkeley), Anita Peti-Stantic (U of Zagreb), Aleksandra Petrovic (U of Washington), Ronelle Alexander (UC Berkeley)
- Panel 13-12 Sponsored by Society for Slovene Studies Revising and Reinterpreting Contemporary History in Slovenia, Serbia and Japan (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Carole Rogel (Ohio State U), Dubravka Stojanovic (U of Belgrade, Serbia), Nobuhiro Shiba (U of Tokyo, Japan), Peter Vodopivec (Inst for Modern History, Slovenia), John K. Cox (North Dakota State U), Nicholas John Miller (Boise State U)
- Panel 13-16 Yugoslavia on the Move: Traveling and Tourism in Pursuit of the Socialist Good Life (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon E) Participants: Tanja Damljanovic Conley, Brigitte Le Normand (Indiana U Southeast), Kate Meehan Pedrotty (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Patrick H. Patterson (UC San Diego), Gyorgy G. Peteri (Norwegian U of Science & Technology, Norway)
- Roundtable 13-17 Sponsored by Society for Romanian Studies 2008 Parliamentary Elections and 2009 Presidential Elections in Romania (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon F) Participants: Peter Gross (U of Tennessee – Knoxville), Grigore Pop-Eleches (Princeton U), Michael Shaﬁr (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Czech Republic), Vladimir Tismaneanu (U of Maryland), F. Peter Wagner (U of Giessen, Germany)
- Roundtable 13-18 The Memoirs of Wayne Vucinich: Portrait of the Historian as a Young Man in Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, and Eastern Europe (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon G) Participants: Norman M. Naimark (Stanford U), Wendy Bracewell (U of London, UK), Holly Case (Cornell U), Thomas Allan Emmert (Gustavus Adolphus College), Tomislav Zoran Longinovic (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Larry Wolff (New York U)
10:00 A.M. -11:45 A.M.
- Panel 14-01 Socialist and Postsocialist Spaces of Identity in Contemporary Romania (Location: Arlington) Participants: Fedja Buric (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Diana Georgescu (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Alexandra Nacu (Sciences-Po, France), Oana Popescu-Sandu (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Gail Kligman(UCLA)
- Panel 14-12 Serbia in Transition: 2000–2010 (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Slobodan Pesic (American Public U), Snezana Grk (Institute of Social Sciences, Serbia), Svetlana Adamovich (School of Political Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia), Gordana Pesakovic (Argosy U), Boris Bulatovic (U of Novi Sad, Serbia)
- Panel 14-24 Anxiety of Shared Identity in Post-Yugoslav Fiction (Location: Hyannis) Participants: Robert Rakocevic (CEEM, INALCO – Paris, France), Aleksandar Boskovic (U of Michigan), Tatjana Aleksic (U of Michigan), Vladimir Zoric (U of Nottingham, UK)
- Panel 14-33 Russia and the Orthodox East in the Nineteenth-Century (Location: Regis) Participants: John Athanasios Mazis (Hamline U), Theophilus C. Prousis (U of North Florida), Lucien Frary (Rider U), Jack Fairey (National U of Singapore, Singapore), Gregory Lynn Bruess (U of Northern Iowa)
- Panel 14-38 Third World Solidarity in Yugoslavia and the USSR (Location: Vermont) Participants: Susan E. Costanzo (Western Washington U), Michael Rouland (Miami U), Julie Hessler (U of Oregon), James MacEwan Robertson (New York U), Jennifer Ann Amos (U of Chicago), Maxim Matusevich (Seton Hall U)
12:00 P.M. -1:45 P.M.
- Panel 15-04 Word and Image in the Arts of Serbia (Location: Boston University) Participants: Ruzica Popovitch-Krekic (Mt St Mary’s College), Ljubica D Popovich (Vanderbilt U), Lilien Filipovitch Robinson (George Washington U), Jelena Milojkovic-Djuric (Texas A&M U), Ida Sinkevic (Lafayette College)
- Roundtable 15-12 Sponsored by Society for Albanian Studies The 2009 Albanian Parliamentary Elections: An Analysis (Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A) Participants: Nicholas C. Pano (Western Illinois U), Robert C. Austin (U of Toronto, Canada), Elez Biberaj (Voice of America), Bernd J. Fischer (Indiana U, Fort Wayne Ines), A. Murzaku (Seton Hall U), Gregory James Pano (Salem State College)
- Panel 15-24 Exile in Twentieth-Century Serbian and Croatian Literature (Location: Hyannis) Participants: Irena Lazic (Southern Connecticut State U), Vladimir Zoric (U of Nottingham, UK), Robert Rakocevic (CEEM, INALCO – Paris, France), Dragana Obradovic (U College London, UK), Radmila Gorup (Columbia U)
- Panel 15-38 Sponsored by North American Society for Serbian Studies Serbia Beyond 2009: Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Choices (Location: Vermont) Participants: Slobodan Pesic (American Public U), Dragana Filipovic (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia), Sergei Romanenko (Russian Academy of Sciences), David B. Kanin (CIA), Angela V. Ilic (Temple U), Julian Schuster (Hamline U)
- Panel 15-33 Persistence of the Old Regime? Imperial Russia in the Ottoman East, 1830–1917 (Location: Regis) Participants: Ilya Vinkovetsky (Simon Fraser U, Canada), Natasha Renee Margulis (U of Pittsburgh at Greensburg), Denis Vladimirovich Vovchenko (Northeastern State U), Halit Dundar Akarca (Princeton U), Victor Taki
Click here for the preliminary program.
Monday, October 12, 2009
This program is intended for scholars who recently obtained their Ph.D. in archaeology or bioarchaeology to conduct postdoctoral research in residence at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. The program strongly encourages proposals from researchers interested in employing and developing innovative analytical techniques that will advance the scientific study of the human past. The fellowship supplies salary, benefits, and a small research stipend for one academic year (9 months). During the duration of the fellowship the Fellow will have the opportunity to implement and carry out their own postdoctoral research, which should result in major publications. In conjunction with their independent research, the Fellow also is expected to assist with the establishment and implementation of a formal procedure for funding international collaborative archaeological and bioarchaeological research and archaeological site and museum preservationand conservation programs through ABF. The ideal candidate will be a Bulgarian native who has obtained their Ph.D.within the last ten years and who plans to continue their academic research in Bulgaria. Non-Bulgarian scholars whose research centers on the Balkan region also are welcome to apply. Especially welcome are proposals that seek to take advantage of the various resources and facilities available at The Field Museum and elsewhere in the Chicago land area.The fellowship provides a salary of $40,000 per academic year plus benefits, as well as an additional $2,000 for research expenses.
Applicants must demonstrate that they will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., including the filing of the dissertation, prior to the beginning of the tenure of the fellowship. Advanced proficiency in English must also be demonstrated.
Additional Information at http://fm1.fieldmuseum.org/aa/staff_page.cgi?staff=wparkinson&id=713
The program promotes international collaboration between scholars from Bulgaria, the US, and other nations, especially the Balkans. The intent of ICAB is to fund archaeological and bioarchaeological research, including field work, museum and/or laboratory research. The program strongly encourages proposals from researchers interested in employing and developing innovative analytical techniques that will advance the scientific study of the human past. The program requires that Bulgarian and American researchers serve as co-Primary Investigators (PIs) on the grant. The American PI must apply through an accredited US institution to which the award will be granted.That institution will be responsible for financial oversight of the grant. Requests for funding must be in US Dollars and should not under normal circumstances exceed $50,000 for one year. Requests for funding smaller projects are especially welcome. ICAB does not provide funds to support the following:
-Tuition for students obtaining degrees;
-Travel or maintenance for children or spouses of researchers;
-Research expenses incurred before the date of a grant;
-General activities of other institutions or entities including "overheadexpenses" or "indirect costs."
Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements at the time of application: The Bulgarian applicant must have a masters or doctoral degree and English proficiency. He or she must hold a position in a Bulgarian research institute, museum or university.The American applicant must have a Ph.D. from an accredited university and hold a position in an accredited US institution, or be an advanced doctoral student in an accredited university. American doctoral students are required to apply as senior personnel with their dissertation advisor and a Bulgarian counterpart as the Primary Investigators. Applications should be made through an institution to which the grant can be awarded, and which will assume financial oversight of the award.
Additional Information at http://fm1.fieldmuseum.org/aa/staff_page.cgi?staff=wparkinson&id=715
Sunday, October 11, 2009
ICGL 2009 will feature papers on a wide variety of topics relevant to Greek linguistics, broadly construed, thus covering a range of subfields within Linguistics, including applied linguistics, computational linguistics, conversational analysis, corpus linguistics, dialectology, discourse analysis, historical linguistics, language description, morphology, neurolinguistics, phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, semantics, sociolinguistics, and syntax, among others, and focusing on any period in the history of the language.
Many papers present interest for Balkan linguists. To view the program and paper abstracts click here.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Here is what one of its users, Russ Schmehl (Tulane University, USA), says about it: "Scopus has three main benefits that make it excellent: 1. Literature/author searching is faster and easier. 2. Refinement: You can refine a search by selecting particular authors, years, journals or sub disciplines quickly and easily. 3. Search and report: You can set up Scopus to search for and send citations to you as new published works appear...covering an enormous number of publications."
Representation in databases like Scopus is getting more and more important for academics. My search of its list of periodicals (nearly 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers) discovered none of the publications that deal with our area as a whole. The closest to that among the journals actually listed in Scopus come Osteuropa, Slavonic and East European Review, South European Society and Politics and Studies in East European Thought. The only subfield which is relatively well represented is "Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies" featuring the journals Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, Byzantion: Revue Internationale des Etudes Byzantines, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies and Journal of Modern Greek Studies.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2010
For more details and application, please see http://www.caorc.org/programs/multi.htm
CAORC Affiliated American Overseas Research Centers in the Balkans:
American Research Center in Sofia
American Research Institute in Turkey
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
CAORC fellowships for multi-country research are funded by a grant from the Bureauof Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.