Thursday, October 24, 2019

Call for Applications: Open Research Laboratory at Illinois

REEEC is now accepting applications from regional specialists (including advanced graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and library science or other professionals with appropriate qualifications) to conduct short-term research concerning all aspects of Russian, eastern European, and Eurasian studies in conjunction with the spring Open Research Laboratory, which will take place from January 21 – May 1, 2020. Those applicants who are US citizens and whose research holds relevance for US foreign policy may also apply for US Department of State Title VIII fellowships to support their visits.

The application deadline is December 1, 2019.

  • Full access to the physical and electronic collections of the University of Illinois Library
  • Use of the Library’s technological resources, including advanced scanning equipment and other resources
  • Consultations with the Slavic Reference Service.
  • Opportunities to participate in REEEC programming (lectures, workshops, conferences, etc.)
  • The help of REEEC staff in answering logistical questions related to your stay
  • Informal meetings with local scholars as desired
FINANCIAL AID: US DEPARTMENT OF STATE TITLE VIII FELLOWSHIPSApplicants who are U.S. citizens and who are conducting policy-relevant research may apply for a Title VIII fellowship to support their visits. These fellowships provide:
  • A housing award furnishing accommodation on campus for up to 5 days
  • A travel award of up to $500 to offset transportation costs to and from Urbana-Champaign
  • A stipend of $500 to cover food, incidentals, and other costs associated with the research visit.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Call for Papers, Hiperboreea

Call for Papers
Vol. 7, No. 1 (June, 2020)
Important Dates:
Publication date: Early June, 2020
Last date for submission: January 6, 2020

Hiperboreea is the official biannual journal of the Balkan History Association. It 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 to 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 with a multidisciplinary approach.
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) and submitted through the platform Editorial Manager. The editors will inform authors of the decision on their manuscripts within a few weeks from submission. All articles submitted to our journal are reviewed following a double blind peer-review, which means that the reviewer’s and author’s identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process. Our policy requires at least two reviewers per issue, although it is customary that many more reviewers cooperate on individual articles. Members of the Balkan History Association will receive printed and electronic copies by virtue of their membership. For non-member subscription prices, see the PSU Press website.
For further details, please email
Sharing this call for papers would be welcomed and highly appreciated.
Looking forward to receiving your submission!
Mihai Dragnea, Editor-in-Chief
President of the Balkan History Association (BHA)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Call for Applications


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 2020 there will be two rounds of applications. During the first round, the grants will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students for presentation of their work at the 22nd Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore which will take place at the Arizona State University (ASU), in Tempe, Arizona on April 2 - April 4, 2020.   Information regarding the second round of application will be announced in May 2020.

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 []. Author’s name, affiliation, and contact information should be written below the title of the paper.

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: December 10th, 2019
Acceptance Notification Date: December 20th, 2019