Monday, December 24, 2018

Slavic Linguistics Society Call for Papers (Potsdam September 11-13, 2019)

SLS 14 Call for Papers.  Presentations on South Slavic and Balkan languages are invited! 

14th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS-14)
Sept 11-13 2019, University of Potsdam

The Slavic Department of the University of Potsdam is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS-14). The conference will take place September 11-13 2019 at the University of Potsdam.
Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (20-minute presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion) on topics in all linguistic fields and theoretical approaches, devoted to any aspect of the synchronic and/or diachronic analysis of one or more Slavic languages.
Current SLS membership is a precondition for presenting at the annual meeting. Participants will be able to join SLS or renew their membership when registering for the conference.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts is March 15, 2019. 

How to submit abstracts 
Abstracts must be anonymous and no longer than one page (margins: 2.5 cm or 1 inch, size of characters: 12 points, Times New Roman, spacing: single). An additional page for references, figures and data can be also included. Abstracts should be in PDF format, with all non-standard fonts embedded.
Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair at by March 15, 2019. An individual may submit at most one single and one co-authored paper. 

Reviewing procedure 
The abstracts will be anonymously reviewed by external referees. Authors will be notified by May 15 2019 whether their abstract was accepted.

Important dates
Deadline for abstracts: March 15 2019
Notification of acceptance: May 15 2019
Conference: September 11-13 2019

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Position open in CROATIAN STUDIES, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Croatian Studies, Assistant Professor/Lecturer, one-year term (renewable)
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is
seeking an exceptional teacher and researcher for a 12-month limited term appointment (renewable) in the
area of Croatian Studies beginning January 1, 2019. The Department seeks to appoint an Assistant
Professor, however, a hire at the rank for Lecturer may be considered.
For an appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, the successful candidate must have a PhD in
Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Literature, Film, Cultural Studies, or an equivalent discipline
with a principal or comparative emphasis on Croatian language/culture. Evidence of an actively
developing research program with emphasis in Croatian Studies is required. Applicants whose research
aligns with the focal points of the department, which include applied linguistics, language education,
literary, cultural, and film studies would be especially appealing.
For an appointment at the rank of Lecturer, the successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in
Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Literature, Film, Cultural Studies, or an equivalent discipline
with a principal or comparative emphasis on Croatian language/culture.
For both ranks, duties include teaching at the undergraduate level, engaging in study abroad activities,
contributing to the broader teaching mission of the Department, cultural programming in Croatian
language and culture. Evidence of successful language teaching, and the ability to develop, update, and
teach an array of traditional and on-line courses are required.
If hired at the Assistant Professor rank, the successful candidate will be assessed on a 50-30-20 division
of labour (50% teaching, 30% research, 20% service); if hired at the rank of Lecturer, an 80-20 (80%
teaching, 20% service) formula will be used. The salary range for this position at the rank of Lecturer is
$62,180.00 - $80,000.00; at the rank of Assistant Professor, the salary range is $80,143.00 to $90,000.00.
The closing date for applications is November 30, 2018. Send curriculum vitae, cover letter, evidence of
teaching experience and excellence, research statement and evidence of active research program to:
Professor M. Boehringer, Chair, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, Applications to be submitted electronically. Letters of reference must be
sent directly by the referee. All application materials, supporting materials, and letters of reference must
be in English.
The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is
committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage
applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with
disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and
collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a
rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the
recruitment process.
Three reasons to apply:

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Call for Papers Hiperboreea Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2 (December, 2018)

Call for Papers Hiperboreea Journal
Vol. 5, No. 2 (December, 2018)
Important Dates:
Publication date: December, 2018
Last date for submission: November 1, 2018
Hiperboreea (ISSN 2284–5666) is an online academic journal published biannually by the Balkan History Association. The journal publishes articles in the field of History, written in English, French, German or Italian, 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.
All manuscripts should be prepared according to our 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, 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 2-4 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 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 email them to
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, September 4, 2018

SEESA Travel Grants 2019

SEESA Website






To support 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 graduate students for  presentation of 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, folklore, etc.

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

Applicants must be graduate students at either the master's or doctoral level in any field of Southeast European Studies.

Students may receive only one SEESA Graduate Student Travel Grant over the course of their graduate studies.

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

Applicants who cannot submit proof of acceptance of their abstracts by March 10th as the conference where they aim to present have later deadlines 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 be given the necessary instructions to complete and submit their application for the SEESA Travel Grants.

The applications will be evaluated by SEESA’S Committee for Travel Grants. Written quality of the abstract as well as its content will be considered.

Questions about the grants may be directed to Bavjola Shatro.
Application Submission Deadline: March 10, 2019
Acceptance Notification Date: March 30, 2019

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Call for Applications: The Open Research Laboratory at Illinois

Call for Applications: The Open Research Laboratory at Illinois

Spots are still available for the Open Research Lab (ORL), August 27 and September 29, 2018! A great time to follow-up on summer research or fit in research early in the academic year -  this program is aimed at scholars who wish to visit the University of Illinois in order to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.  An expansion of Illinois’ famed Summer Research Laboratory, the ORL is open to researchers from all fields at all stages of their work, from initial conception to final revision.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. 

Scholars participating in the Open Research Laboratory may apply for:

* up to 5 days of housing on campus;
* travel grants of up to $500 for their trip to Urbana-Champaign;
* research stipends

They are also welcome to attend all campus programming and public talks at the Center during their stay. We are happy to introduce them to local students and scholars, as well as to make arrangements for them to present their work in progress for discussion.

The ORL is supported by the U.S. State Department Title VIII Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, which exists to support policy-relevant research on the region.

Or contact:
Stephanie Chung
Outreach and Programming Coordinator
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Thursday, February 22, 2018

SEESA Report for 2014-2018

Report for 2014-2018

February 22, 2018

During the past four years, SEESA has continued to support research in the various fields of South East European Studies in accordance with its mission as a scholarly, non-profit, non-political organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars whose interest encompasses the area of Southeastern Europe.

Among the main elements of SEESA’s work during the last four years have been the following.

SEESA Travel Grants have successfully been reinstated. These grants are offered annually to graduate students from all over the world, whose papers are accepted for presentation at conferences related to South East European Studies. The call for applications is now sent out every year in September. Every two years these grants go exclusively to graduate students who present at the Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures, which has traditionally been held at a North American university.

In 2017, three grants were awarded to support the travel expenses of the awardees: Danica Jenkins, University of Sydney (Australia), Boban Karapejovksi, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Faculty of education, International Balkan University, and Jack Kudera, University of Wrocław (Poland).

In 2018, the SEESA travel grants have gone exclusively to graduate students whose papers were accepted for presentation at the Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures, which will take place at the University of Montana, Billings. The recipients of these grants are: Kristina Mihajlovic University of Arizona (USA); Rexhina Ndoci, The Ohio State University (USA); Vesela Simeonova, University of Ottawa (Canada); and Zerina Catovic, Justus Liebig University, Giessen (Germany).

A key component of SEESA’s academic activities concerns the journal Balkanistica. The Editor of Balkanistica, Professor Donald Dyer of the University of Mississippi, reports that during the timeframe 2014 to 2018, four volumes of the refereed journal were published: Balkanistica 27, 28, 29 and 30, the latter of which was a double issue (30:1 and 30:2). Volume 27 (2014), at 231 pages, contains seven articles, four review articles and 11 book reviews. Volume 28 (2015), subtitled Од Чикаго и назад Papers to Honor Victor A. Friedman on the Occasion of His Retirement, at an amazing 640 pages, contains 28 articles written by a veritable who’s who of scholars in the field of Balkan languages and cultures dedicated to Victor A. Friedman on the occasion of his retirement. Volume 29 (2016) contains ten articles, one report, three review articles, 14 book reviews and one In memoriam. Number 1 of Volume 30 (30:1), together with Balkanistica 30:2, subtitled Proceedings from the Eighth Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies, comprises the journal’s second double issue. Number 2 of Volume 30 (30:2) is subtitled Macedonia Past and Present: Proceedings from the Ninth Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies. It runs 379 pages in length and contains 15 articles written in both English and Macedonian.

During the same timeframe, SEESA, under the auspices of Balkanistica, also published two small books, as part of “The Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture Series in South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics”: No. 8, From Phonological Analysis at my Desk to Linguistic Activism with Slovene in the Austrian Alps, by Tom M.S. Priestly (2014), 60 pp., and No. 9, Albanian Historic Syllabics, by Eric P. Hamp (2015), 73 pp. Professor Brian Joseph of The Ohio State University is the series editor. The run for the Balkanistica volumes was 150, and the run for the Ken Naylor volumes was 125.

Another very important achievement over the past four years, one that will greatly influence and advance SEESA’s professional activities in the future was the improvement of the Constitution and Bylaws of SEESA. The amended version of the Constitution which will go into effect after March 2018 has been thoroughly updated and was approved unanimously by the Executive Board of SEESA in February 2018.

During these four years SEESA has continued to maintain and update the SEESA website ( ), which includes a variety of useful resources for anyone interested in the Balkan area and detailed information about SEESA and its activity. We also continue to update the blog ( with different announcements about current events in the field.

SEESA is deeply grateful to all scholars in the area of South East European Studies for their interest in our activities. The organization will continue to be devoted to the support of research and teaching in this area in the coming years.

Catherine Rudin, President of SEESA
Bavjola Shatro, Vice President of SEESA
Donald Dyer, Editor of Balkanistica

Friday, February 16, 2018

NEW JOURNAL "Bulgarian Studies" call for papers

Dear colleagues,

Please see below the call for papers for our next issue of Bulgarian Studies. The Editorial Committee will be glad to receive your submissions by June 1, 2018.


Cammeron Girvin


Bulgarian Studies
Journal of the Bulgarian Studies Association


Bulgarian Studies is an annual online peer-edited journal that includes content related to the study of Bulgaria and its culture. We welcome submissions of relevant scholarly articles and reviews of publications from academics and unaffiliated scholars alike. Additional materials, such as personal narratives and creative media may also be considered.


To submit a piece for publication, send it in Word (.doc or .docx) or rich text (.rtf) format to <>. Texts should follow the guidelines set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Articles should be between 3,000 and 10,000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes and appendices, and reviews should be 400 to 1,500 words in length. Submissions must contain a complete narrative and be composed in accordance with the norms of academic English prose. Please contact the Editor, Cammeron Girvin, at <> with any questions or to inquire about the submission of other materials of interest.

To be considered for the next issue, submissions must be received no later than June 1, 2018. Earlier submissions are encouraged and appreciated.

Association Internationale d'Etudes du Sud-Est Europeen (AIESEE) Conference to be held in Romania

To all National Committees of AIESEE
Dear Colleagues,
The Romanian National Committee of AIESEE thanks all those who have already sent their
proposals of contributions for the 12th Congress of our Association, “Political, Social and
Religious Dynamics in South-East Europe”, and announces the deadline extension for
receiving the applications till 30 June 2018. The proposals, in French or in English, including
the abstract and the name of the aimed session, are to be sent to the same e-mail address:
Please find in the appendix of this letter the updated list of the proposed sessions. We would
be grateful to you for widely spreading this information to all the institutions and the people who
might be interested in participating in the congress.
The amount of the registration fee varies according to the date in which the payment is
made: 85 Euros before 30 September 2018; 105 Euros before 31st March 2019; 125 Euros
from April 1st, 2019 till the beginning of the Congress. PhD students providing supporting
documents have special fee rates: 45 Euros before 30 September 2018; 55 Euros before 31st March
2019; 65 Euros from April 1st, 2019 till the beginning of the Congress.
The registration fees at the Congress are to be paid into the account of AIESEE:
RO57BRDE410SV95706634100 (Romanian Bank of Development, Academiei branch, Bucharest,
Romania, SWIFT codes: BRDEROBU). The registration fees can be also paid through PayPal, for
the moment upon request at and soon on the Congress’ website:
Other practical aspects, including accommodation suggestions in Bucharest, will be

communicated in the next letters.

The 12th Congress of South-East European Studies
Bucharest, 2-7 September 2019
Political, Social and Religious Dynamics in South-East Europe /
Dynamiques politiques, sociales et religieuses dans le Sud-Est européen
Proposed Sessions / Sessions proposées
1. Dynamiques religieuses entre le Pont-Euxin et la mer Egée dans l’Antiquitél’Religious
Dynamics between the Pontos Euxeinos and the Aegean Sea in Antiquity
Organisateurs/Convenors: Vasilica Lungu, Adrian Robu
2. Urbanisation dans le Sud-Est européen à l’époque romaine / Urbanization in South-
East Europe in Roman times
Organisateur/Convenor: Constantin C. Petolescu
3. La rhétorique religieuse du pouvoir à Byzance et dans le Sud-Est européen / The
Religious Rhetoric of Power in Byzantium and South-East Europe
Organisateurs/Convenors: Andrei Timotin, Ivan Biliarsky
4. La conquête ottomane des Balkans : changement structurel et continuité /The Ottoman
Conquest of the Balkans: Structural Change and Continuity
Organisateur/Convenor: Oliver J. Schmitt
5. Réseaux dans le Sud-Est européen : politique, commerce, culture (XIVe-XVIIe siècles)
/ Networks in South-East Europe: Politics, Trade, Culture (14th-17th Centuries)
Organisateur/Convenor: Ovidiu Cristea
6. La Mer Noire et ses détroits : une permanence historique sud-est européenne/ The Black Sea and its Straits: a Permanency of South-East European History
Organisateur/Convenor: Sergiu Iosipescu
7. Le Sud-Est Européen et la Méditerranée orientale / South-East Europe and the Eastern
Organisateur/Convenor: Ioana Feodorov
8. Dévotion et donations pieuses aux Lieux Saints de l’Empire Ottoman / Devotion and
Pious Donations to the Holy Places within the Ottoman Empire
Organisateurs/Convenors: Radu G. Păun, Petronel Zahariuc
9. L’Orthodoxie, de l’empire à l’Eglise. Expressions sociales et formes culturelles de la foi
/ Orthodoxy, from Empire to Church. Social Manifestations and Cultural Forms of Faith
Organisateur/Convenor: Petre Guran
10. Les traductions de la littérature patristique dans le Sud-Est européen / Translations
of Patristic Literature in South-East Europe
Organisateur/Convenor: Zamfira Mihail
11. Les apocryphes bibliques dans les Sud-Est européen. Variation et transmission de
l’Antiquité à l’époque moderne / Biblical Apocrypha in South-East Europe. Variation and
Transmission from Antiquity to Modern Times
Organisateurs/Convenors: Emanuela Timotin, Anissava Miltenova
*The session includes a panel on Apocrypha and Charms in South-East Europe
organised by the Committee on Charms, Charmers and Charming (ISFNR)
12. L’imprimerie dans et pour le Sud-Est de l’Europe/ The Printing Press in and for South
East Europe
Les organisateurs seront indiqués plus tard/The convenors will be indicated later
13. Entre la surveillance impériale et le regard local. Cartographies de l’Europe du Sud-
Est / Between the Imperial Eye and the Local Gaze. Cartographies of South-East Europe
Organisateurs/Convenors: Marian Coman, Robert Born
14. Le Sud-Est européen de Dimitrie Cantemir / Demetrius Cantemir’s South-East
Organisateurs/Convenors: Andrei Eșanu, Ovidiu Olar, Nikolas Pissis
15. Le Sud-Est européen comme science. La naissance d’une discipline scientifique /
South-East Europe as Science. The Birth of a Scientific Discipline
16. Les marchands dans les Balkans: solidarités familiales et géographiques, réseaux et
techniques commerciales / Merchants in the Balkans: Family and Geographical
Solidarities, Networks and Commercial Techniques
Organisateurs/Convenors: Gheorghe Lazăr, Cristian Luca
17. La fortune des monumentsbyzantins à l’époque post-byzantine/The Afterlife of the
Byzantine monuments in Post-Byzantine Times
Organisateur/Convenor: Elena Boeck
18. La culture écrite des périphéries du Moyen-Âge à l'époque moderne / Written Culture
of the Peripheries from Middle Ages to Modern Times
Organisateur/Convenor: Paolo Odorico
19. La littérature phanariote / The Phanariote Literature
Organisateurs/Convenors: Lia Brad Chisacof, Jacques Bouchard
20. Entre Tsar, Kaiser et Sultan : nouvelles approches de l’âge de la Révolution au Bas-
Danube et dans la région de la Mer Noire/ Between Czar, Kaiser and Sultan : New
Approaches to the Age of Revolution in the Lower Danube and the Black Sea Area
Organisateur/Convenor: Konrad Petrovszky
21. Sur les fleuves et sur les mers : conflit hydropolitique et coopération maritime dans le
Sud-Est européen / On Rivers and Seas: Hydropolitical Conflict and Maritime
Cooperation in South-East Europe
Organisateur/Convenor: Constantin Ardeleanu
22. La formation des nations sud-est européennes et les unifications nationales / The
Formation of South-East European Nations and the National Unifications
Organisateur/Convenor: Jolanta Sujecka
23. La migration. Condition humaine et politique dans le Sud-Est européen / The
Migration. Human and political Condition in South-East Europe
Organisateur/Convenor: Elena Siupiur
24. D’Ani en Roumanie: histoire, tradition eticonographie/ From Ani to Romania:
History, Tradition and Iconography
Organisateurs/Convenors: Ashot Melkonian, Anna Leyloyan-Yekmalayan
25. La Géorgie et le Sud-Est européen: héritages byzantins et parcours culturel commun
25. La Géorgie et le Sud-Est européen: héritages byzantins et parcours culturel commun
/ Georgia and South East Europe: Byzantine Heritage and Common Cultural Path
Les organisateurs seront indiqués plus tard/The convenors will be indicated later
26. Les minorités religieuses dans le Sud-Est européen / Religious Minorities in South-
East Europe
Les organisateurs seront indiqués plus tard/The convenors will be indicated later
*The session includes a panel on the History and Civilisation of Jews in South-East
Europe organised by the European Association for Jewish Studies (President François
27. Experts, technologie et État. La genèse de l’environnement moderne dans le Sud-Est
européen / Experts, Technology, and State. Making the Modern Environment in South-
East Europe
Organisateurs/Convenors: Ștefan Dorondel, Stelu Șerban
28. Integrated peasant economy – South-East European comparison
Organisateurs/Convenors: Žarko Lazarevič, Aleksander Panjek
29. Nouvelles perspectives sur la linguistique balkanique / New Perspectives on Balkan
Organisateurs/Convenors: Nicolae Saramandu, Maryana Tsibranska, Cătălina
Vătășescu, Vasilka Alexova
30. Sortir de la Grande Guerre : les sociétés sud-est européennes de 1918 à 1923 / Exit
from the Great War: South-East European Societies from 1918 to 1923
Organisateurs/Convenors: Florin Țurcanu, Vojislav Pavlović, Daniel Cain
31. L’héritage des Traités de Paris (1919-1920), un siècle après / The Legacy of the
Treaties of Paris (1919-1920), a Century after
Organisateurs/Convenors: Pedro Bádenas de la Peña, Miguel Ángel Vecino
32. Doctrines, mouvements et régimes totalitaires dans le Sud-Est européen au XXe siècle
/ Doctrines, Movements and Totalitarian Regimes in South-East Europe in the 20th
Les organisateurs seront indiqués plus tard/The convenors will be indicated later
33. Rémigration et transformation dans le Sud-Est européen post-socialiste /
Remigration and Transformation in Post-Socialist South-East Europe
Organisateur/Convenor: Robert Pichler
34. Union Européenne et État sud-est européen / European Union and South-East
European State
Organisateur/Convenor: Francesco Guida
35.La sauvegarde de l’héritage culturel et artistique dans le Sud-Est européen /
Conserving the Cultural and Artistic Heritage in South-East Europe
Organisateurs/Convenors: Sabina Ispas, Tereza Sinigalia
36. Perspectives sur la numérisation des documents des archives sud-est européennes /
Perspectives on the Digitization of Documents in the South-East European Archives
Organisateur/Convenor: Șerban Marin