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Soyuz: The Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies

Soyuz is broadly conceived as a group of anthropologists and other scholars working in postsocialist studies. It is formally constituted as the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and is also recognized as an official unit of the Association for Slavic, East European Studies and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES, formerly AAASS). We gather at AAA and ASEEES meetings in North America and here on the web to distribute information on our projects.

Soyuz Listserv

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Column in Anthropology News

To read Soyuz’s column in Anthropology News, please click here.

Announcements

Announcements are posted from messages sent to the Soyuz listserv. To post an additional announcement, please email Soyuz webmaster Kate Graber (graberk [at] indiana.edu).

Soyuz Elections

Soyuz will soon be holding a new round of elections for the 2017-2019 governance board. We will also be inviting members to vote on a new measure: whether or not to introduce an ASEEES liaison as an additional seat on the board. The online ballots will be open from August 17-31, 2017.

If you would like to vote in this upcoming elections, please register formally as a member here. Filling out this simple form will allow you to become a voting member of Soyuz. We are introducing this new rule in order to prevent non-members from voting in our elections, as well as in order to curate an updated and more detailed membership list. If you have any questions or run into any issues with the website, please let us know. The deadline to register is August 16, 2017.

Last but not least, if you are interested in running for a position, contact–as soon as possible– the current Soyuz convenor, Larisa Kurtovic at lkurtovi[at]uottawa.ca.

CfA: Revisiting the Nation: Transcultural Contact Zones in Eastern Europe

by Barbara Bishay

The Winter Academy “Revisiting the Nation: Transcultural Contact Zones in Eastern Europe” will be held from 26 February to 7 March 2018 in Bukarest. It will be concerned with the conditions and implications of nation building in Eastern Europe.
Closing date: 30 August 2017

Rationale

Ever since Mark von Hagen asked “Does Ukraine Have a History?” in 1995, there has been much debate about what constitutes Ukraine as a nation. In the light of recent developments, it might seem that in Ukraine, this question is of particular significance. Still, it is important to understand that in the European context, Ukraine is not an exceptional case in its nation building effort. Instead, it is exemplary in terms of its multiculturality, entangled histories, and the ever-changing relation between state and society.

With regard to Eastern Europe, the preoccupation with ‘the nation’, its history and identity, and with similar categories that imply monolithic entities (state, culture, language) in political, social and even academic discourse has been prevalent at least since the final years and collapse of the Eastern bloc. It has been visible in a search for homogeneity and ‘essences’ in cultural, historical or political terms – a search thwarted by the realities in situ. It is not only that the newly found sovereignty of those nation states coincides with greater alignment with international legal, economic and military standards – what has been termed ‘voluntary imperialism’ (Cooper). Concepts like Mary Louise Pratt’s ‘contact zones’ (with their emphasis on transculturation, hybridity, and mediation) likewise draw attention away from monolithic concepts of nation and culture. Instead, they point to how cultural practices permeate and inform each other at the local level, how they are being (re)negotiated and hegemonic discourses and power relations subverted by overt or implicit alternatives.

The ongoing transformations and cultural and political processes in Ukraine as well as in many places in Eastern Europe take place in this field of unresolved tension that causes constant frictions and renegotiations. This poses a very specific and potentially very productive challenge to Eastern European Studies – one that can benefit from the integration of various concepts and highly different disciplinary approaches.

The Academy’s rationale is to gather young scholars from diverse disciplines and with different approaches. We want to facilitate exchange and contribute to a fuller picture of current transformations in the region that goes beyond the national narratives and takes into account conditions and current processes of the renegotiation of identity, history, and political practices. The aim is to challenge assumptions; to overcome simplifying categories and explanations; and to open discussion on new perspectives and research questions. In this, Ukraine may be the main focus, but research on other countries and regions is welcome as well.

The program will focus mainly, but not exclusively on the following, overlapping themes:

The (re)production of community
identity claims and multiple belongings; the (re)production of memory and legitimacy; conflict and coexistence; nationalist mobilization and its limits; historical figures of the nation; history and nation building; populism and new authoritarianism

Legacies of empires
post-imperial infrastructure and the political and social life of its successors; inert geographies; shifting economic, political and cultural orientations; voluntary and involuntary imperialism; old and new elites; shadow economies; regionalisms and nationalism

Hegemonic and alternative discourses
sources of resistance; myths of pluralism; art, literature and the creation of (alternative) vernaculars; critical thinking and its institutional impact; subcultures; the fate of the left; diversity of memory and narratives; the role of mass media

Performing imagination
cultural production of the present; rhetoric of/as emotion; creative communities, common places for specific experiences; key images; interventions into the public space; mass culture as industry of imagination; transformation of literary cosmopolises; networks and islands in cultural mapping; experiences and performances of the Other

We invite scholars of anthropology, economics, geography, history, literature, political sciences, social psychology, sociology and other disciplines whose research relates to these questions and who would like to present and discuss their work in an international and multi-disciplinary context.

The Winter Academy is chaired by a group of scholars that includes Pascal Bonnard (Jean Monnet University, Saint Etienne), Rory Finnin (University of Cambridge), Susanne Frank (Humboldt University, Berlin), Olena Haleta (Ivan Franko University, Lviv; Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv), Andrii Portnov (Prisma Ukraïna; Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin), Ulrich Schmid (Centre for Governance and Culture in Europe, University of St. Gallen), Mihai Varga (Free University Berlin) and Annette Werberger (Europa University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder).

Winter Academy format

The Academy will gather up to 20 doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from different countries and academic backgrounds. It promotes intensive peer-to-peer debates and encourages new perspectives grown from debates in small discussion groups. Participants contribute actively to the program’s structure and content. They present their individual research in working groups, co-design thematic discussion groups and are involved in the organization of workshops. While most of the intensive work is conducted in a small-group atmosphere, the Winter Academy also presents its work to the public through general lectures and open panel discussions. It builds on previous academies conducted by Prisma Ukraïna and is designed to support scholarly networks and contribute to closer ties among research activities in and outside of Europe. The working language is English.
The Academy will take place from 26 February to 7 March 2018 at the New Europe College in Bucharest. Travel, accommodation, insurance and visa matters will be covered and arranged by the organizers.

How to apply

The program addresses doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who wish to present their ongoing projects in a comparative perspective in relation to the questions raised above. Their work should be clearly relevant to the themes of the Winter Academy. While the focus of the Winter Academy will be on Ukraine and Eastern Europe, comparative perspectives on the themes mentioned above are welcome, transregional approaches being especially encouraged.

The application should be in English and consist of:
1. a curriculum vitae;
2. a three- to five-page outline of the project the applicant is currently working on, with a brief introductory summary thereof;
3. a suggestion of two readings relevant for the Winter Academy that you would like to discuss with other participants (please provide bibliographical data only, no copies required at this stage);
4. the names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required).

PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION BY EMAIL as ONE PDF FILE to
prisma@trafo-berlin.de. Deadline for applications is 30 August 2017.

Contact:
Dr. Ulrike Gatzemeier
Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe
Wallotstr. 14
14193 Berlin
T: +49 (0)30 89 001-428
F: +49 (0)30 89 001-440

About us 

Located at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe (GCE) collaborates with researchers in Germany, Vienna, the U.S., and the Black Sea region since its establishment in 2011. Affiliated members collaborate on a range of interdisciplinary projects, including State Capture and Corruption in Russia, and Transcultural Contact Zones in Ukraine. The GCE seeks to foster cooperation between humanities and social science researchers in Switzerland and individual states in the Black Sea region.
http://www.gce.unisg.ch

The New Europe College (NEC) Bucharest is an independent Romanian institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences founded in 1994 by Professor Andrei Pleşu. NEC aims to contribute to the development of research and higher education in Romania and in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe by: a) supporting individual research at an advanced level through national, regional and international fellowship programs; and b) hosting research teams and focus groups working on innovative and cooperative projects. NEC also aims to foster the development and strengthening of the civil society in the post-communist countries of South-Eastern and Eastern Europe.
Please find more information here: http://www.nec.ro

Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe is a program at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin. It links academics from numerous universities and research institutions in Berlin, Brandenburg and beyond who focus in their work on Ukraine and Eastern Europe. We provide spaces for interdisciplinary research with comparative approaches and thus seek to contribute to a language that does justice to the complexity of the region as a whole and opens up transregional perspectives. Prisma Ukraïna has been initiated and is being headed by the historian and long-term Fellow of the Forum Transregionale Studien Dr. Andrii Portnov.
Please find more information here: www.prisma-ukraina.de

New Content on Anthropology News

by Deborah Jones

Our latest piece in Anthropology News is from Adrian Deoancă at the University of Michigan: Class Politics and Romania’s “White Revolution”. Writing about the recent demonstrations in Romania, Deoancă observes how “the branding of these protests as ‘white’ provided an aesthetic expression of the aspirations, and inherent social exclusions, of postsocialist middle-class politics.”

If you’re in the field this summer, consider writing up some notes from the field for Soyuz’s column in AN. Have a new book you’d like to promote? We can do that, too! Contact Deborah at jdeborah [at] umich [dot] edu.

The Malevich Society: Call for 2017 Grant Applications

by Lauren Warner

Dear Colleagues,

The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2017 grant applications.

The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization based in New York dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work.

In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities relating to his history and memory.

The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality, and at various stages of their career. Graduate students are welcome to apply to the Society’s grants after completing at least one year of dissertation research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts.

Application forms and instructions may be requested by e-mail: info@malevichsociety.org or may be downloaded from the website: www.malevichsociety.org. Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted via e-mail to applications@malevichsociety.org.

Deadline: September 30, 2017

CfA: Up to 3 positions as a research assistant (PhD candidate position) and up to 3 PhD scholarships

by Christoph Hilgert

(via H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55029)

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (Munich/Regensburg, Germany) calls for applications for

  • up to 3 positions as a research assistant (PhD candidate position) – employment according to the German TV-L in part time (65 %) –
  • and up to 3 PhD scholarships (all beginning November 15, 2017).

Application deadline: July 23, 2017

Beginning November 15, 2017 the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies offers the following doctoral positions: up to 3 positions as a research assistant – employment according to the German TV-L in part time (65 %) – and up to 3 PhD scholarships.

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a joint program by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and the Universität Regensburg. The School is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative and started in November 2012.

Research at the Graduate School is conducted in three broad interdisciplinary fields:

  • Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change
  • Cultural Systems
  • Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge

Research at the Graduate School focuses particularly on interrelations and interdependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions of the world.

In the context of its primary focus on East and Southeast Europe, the Graduate School draws on the following disciplines: History, Literary and Language Studies, Art History, Theatre Studies, Social Sciences, and Law. In the context of cross-regional comparisons and transfer studies the School’s expertise in Area Studies is complemented by insights from Chinese, Japanese and North American Studies.
For further information see: www.gs-oses.de

Beginning November 15, 2017 available for 18 months with the option of extension for another 24 months the Graduate School offers the following doctoral positions

  • up to 3 positions as a research assistant – employment according to the German TV-L in part time (65 %) –
  • and up to 3 PhD Scholarships.

Research Assistant positions:
These positions are assigned to conduct an independent PhD project. The remuneration is based on Grade E 13 (65%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. It includes a teaching obligation of one semester hour per week.

PhD Scholarships:
PhD Scholarships are awarded with a basic monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable.

Both forms of doctoral positions can be realized either at the LMU Munich or at the Universität Regensburg, depending on the advisor’s assignment.

The holders of both the doctoral positions and the scholarships will be expected to successfully conduct an independent research project which contributes to the Graduate School’s research fields. Participation in the Graduate School’s seminars and qualification program is mandatory. In an international working environment the Graduate School offers ideal conditions for the realization of excellent PhD-projects in the Humanities as well as in Social and Legal Studies which focus on East and Southeast Europe and the entanglements of this region with other regions of the world. The Graduate School is part of the centers for East and Southeast European studies at both sites which beside the universities include non-university research institutions. As an international research institution the Graduate School also explicitly invites applications from foreign candidates. The Graduate School’s seminars are bilingual (German and English). Appropriate language skills are expected.

Requirements

  • very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, German Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree)
  • independent research project within the fields of interest to the Graduate School
  • interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives
  • knowledge of German and English
  • knowledge of the language of the research object

Application

  • research proposal of 4 to 6 pages
  • work plan and time schedule
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • degree certificates (after higher education entrance qualification)
  • abstract of the Master’s thesis
  • list of publications if applicable
  • references by two university professors

Please submit the complete application online: http://portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/ocgc/gs-oses
Deadline for applications is July 23, 2017.

Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview with the two speakers of the Graduate School, the Admission Committee and their future advisors in Munich on October 5, 2017. Following the interview, the Admission Committee will decide on the candidate’s admission to the Graduate School and the offer of a research assistant position or a PhD scholarship.

The Graduate School is committed to the compatibility of family and career. It therefore encourages applications from women. As an international research institution, the School welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. If applicable, please mention the disability in the application.

Please refrain from making requests before October 5th, 2017.

For further information on the Graduate School and the application process please see the website: http://www.gs-oses.de/
Additional queries may be addressed via email to: applications.graduateschool@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

 

Contact

Dr. Caroline Fricke
Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Maria-Theresia-Straße 21
81675 München
Germany

Dr. Heidrun Hamersky
Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
Universität Regensburg
Landshuter Straße 4
93047 Regensburg
Germany

http://www.gs-oses.de

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CFP: AATSEEL 2018 Call for Papers and Call for Stream Papers

by Anna Berman

Call for Papers

The AATSEEL National Meeting is a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2018 Conference, which will be held on February 1-4, 2018 in Washington, DC.

For details and submission guidelines, please see: https://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main

Call for Stream Papers

In addition to regular conference panels and events, the program will now include panel streams. These streams will promote greater cohesion among conference panels and foster a broader dialogue throughout the conference. The result can be a series of mini-conferences within the framework of our larger conference.

For stream descriptions and submission guidelines, please see: http://www.aatseel.org/program/conference-streams/

Submit your proposals by July 1, 2017.
Please note that all submissions must be made through the AATSEEL website. No emailed submissions will be accepted.

CfA: Postdoctoral positions at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies

by Christoph Hilgert

(via H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55073)

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (Munich and Regensburg, Germany) invites applications for following full-time positions (40,1 hours per week) for further qualification beginning on November 1, 2017 limited to a fixed 2 year term: 

  • 1 postdoctoral position in Social Sciences and Eastern Europe Studies
  • 1 postdoctoral position in History / Historical Anthropology of Southeastern Europe
  • 1 postdoctoral position in Jewish Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Eastern Europe

These positions are paid according to the German pay scale 13 TV-L.

The application deadline is July 9, 2017.


The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a joint programme by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and the University of Regensburg funded by the German Research Foundation DFG within the Excellence Initiative.

Research at the Graduate School is conducted in three broad interdisciplinary fields:

  • Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change
  • Cultural Systems
  • Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge

Research at the Graduate School focuses particularly on interrelations and interdependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions of the world.

In the context of its primary focus on East and Southeast Europe, the Graduate School draws on the following disciplines: History, Literary and Language Studies, Art History, Theatre Studies, Social Sciences, and Law. In the context of cross-regional comparisons and transfer studies the School’s expertise in Area Studies is complemented by insights from Chinese, Japanese and North American Studies.

For further information please see: http://www.gs-oses.de/home.html

Currently, the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies offers the following postdoctoral positions:

a) 1 Postdoctoral Position in Social Sciences and Eastern Europe Studies

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Social Sciences and Eastern Europe Studies. This is a full time post, fixed term for 2 years beginning November 1, 2017. The position is remunerated according to TV-L salary scale E13. The postdoctoral position is attached to the chair for Social Sciences and Eastern Europe Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Germany. The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is organized jointly by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Universität Regensburg.

Duties:

The postdoctoral position is attached to the chair for Social Sciences and Eastern Europe Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. It includes contributing to the Graduate School’s academic program as well as a teaching obligation of two semester hours per week.

Requirements:

  • university MA/Diploma
  • excellent relevant PhD in Political Sciences, Sociology or Political Economics
  • research experience on East and Southeastern Europe
  • development of an innovative postdoctoral project
  • willingness to participate in interdisciplinary work
  • ability to work in a team

We offer a challenging and varied position in an international working environment in Munich as well as the possibility of gaining further qualification (Habilitation).

The Graduate School is committed to equal opportunities and to the compatibility of family and career. We actively encourage applications from women and from candidates with disabilities.

The application deadline is July 9, 2017. Applications should include: letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, research proposal of max. 5 pages, list of publications, list of courses taught.

Applications should be sent as a PDF file (maximum file size 5 MB) by email with “Application Graduate School” in the subject line to the following address: Dr. Caroline Fricke (caroline.fricke@lmu.de)

Please address any questions about the position to Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman (Alexander.Libman@soziologie.uni-muenchen.de)

Please, also see: http://www.gs-oses.de/reader-165/items/cfa-postdoc-social-sciences-and-eastern-europe-studies-2017.html

b) 1 Postdoctoral Position in History / Historical Anthropology of Southeastern Europe

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies invites applications for postdoctoral position (f/m) for research in the field of History / Historical Anthropology of Southeastern Europe for further qualification beginning on November 1, 2017. The full-time position (40,1 hours per week) is limited to a fixed 2 year term. The position is paid according to the German pay scale 13 TV-L.

Job specification:

The postdoctoral researcher will

  • contribute to the academic program of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
  • closely cooperate with the Graduate School’s Professors (f/m) in Southeast European History and Social Anthropology
  • pursue a postdoctoral research project
  • teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Requirements:

  • above average graduate degree results (Master, German Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree) as well as an excellent PhD in history or historical anthropology
  • an innovative postdoctoral project
  • teaching experience
  • willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation
  • sufficient German language skills
  • proficiency in at least one Southeast European language
  • ability to work in a team

We offer a challenging and rewarding position in an international working environment in Regensburg, a city noted for its quality of living. The possibility for acquiring further qualifications (Habilitation) exists.

The Universität Regensburg strives to achieve an increase in the percentage of women working at the university and, accordingly, expressly invites qualified women to apply for positions. The Universität Regensburg is committed to the compatibility of family and career (for more information, please visit http://www.uni-regensburg.de/equal-opportunities). Severely disabled applicants are given preference in instances where applicants demonstrate an equal level of qualification. Please mention any severe disabilities, if applicable, in the application.

For further information please contact the coordinator of the Graduate School at the Universität Regensburg, Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer (ulf.brunnbauer@ur.de).

Applications should include: letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, relevant certifications, research proposal (max. 5 pages), list of publications and list of courses taught.

Please, send your application no later than July 9, 2017 via email in one PDF file (maximum file size 5 MB) with the subject line “Application Graduate School” to the following address: heidrun.hamersky@ur.de

Please, also see: http://www.gs-oses.de/reader-165/items/call-for-applications-postdoc-position-in-history-historical-anthropology-of-southeastern-europe.html

c) 1 Postdoctoral Position in Jewish Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Eastern Europe

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies invites applications for postdoctoral position (f/m) for research in the field of Jewish Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Eastern Europe for further qualification beginning on November 1, 2017. The full-time position (40,1 hours per week) is limited to a fixed 2 year term. The position is paid according to the German pay scale 13 TV-L.

Job specification:

The postdoctoral researcher will

  • contribute to the academic program of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
  • closely cooperate with the Graduate School’s Professors (f/m) in Slavic-Jewish Studies and Slavic Studies
  • pursue a postdoctoral research project
  • teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Requirements:

  • above average graduate degree results (Master, German Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree) as well as an excellent PhD in history or historical anthropology
  •  an innovative postdoctoral project
  • teaching experience
  • willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation
  • sufficient German language skills
  • ability to work in a team

We offer a challenging and rewarding position in an international working environment in Regensburg, a city noted for its quality of living. The possibility for acquiring further qualifications (Habilitation) exists.

The Universität Regensburg strives to achieve an increase in the percentage of women working at the university and, accordingly, expressly invites qualified women to apply for positions. The Universität Regensburg is committed to the compatibility of family and career (for more information, please visit http://www.uni-regensburg.de/equal-opportunities). Severely disabled applicants are given preference in instances where applicants demonstrate an equal level of qualification. Please mention any severe disabilities, if applicable, in the application.

For further information please contact the coordinator of the Graduate School at the Universität Regensburg, Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer (ulf.brunnbauer@ur.de).

Applications should include: letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, relevant certifications, research proposal (max. 5 pages), list of publications and list of courses taught.

Please, send your application no later than July 9, 2017 via email in one PDF file (maximum file size 5 MB) with the subject line “Application Graduate School” to the following address: heidrun.hamersky@ur.de

Please, also see: http://www.gs-oses.de/reader-165/items/cfa-postdoc-jewish-languages-literatures-cultures-2017.html


Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien (GS OSES) /
Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies

Office Munich
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Maria-Theresia-Str. 21
D-81675 München

Office Regensburg
Universität Regensburg
Landshuter Str. 4
D-93047 Regensburg

http://www.gs-oses.de/home.html

GS OSES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GSOSES
GS OSES on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GSOSES
GS OSES on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFJRhm1NpKKeCtUvDENvofQ

Weblog “Erinnerungskulturen” [Cultures of Remembrance]: https://erinnerung.hypotheses.org/

New Book Series: North East Asian Anthropologies

This is a call for contributions to North East Asian Anthropologies, a new book series at Amsterdam University Press, co-edited by Caroline Humphrey (Cambridge) and Franck Billé (UC Berkeley).

http://en.aup.nl/series/north-east-asian-anthropologies

This series showcases groundbreaking anthropological research on North East Asia, a vast region encompassing the Russian Far East, Siberia, northern China, Mongolia, Japan, and Korea.
Despite the region’s strategic significance, studies of North East Asia remain fragmented and pigeonholed within the academic traditions of Eastern European, postsocialist and Asian studies. The series seeks to address this gap by publishing innovative monographs and edited volumes spanning the region beyond national boundaries. Ranging from migration and crossborder trade to urban development and climate change, the series foregrounds contemporary and emerging issues, and makes critical interventions in both regional studies and in the field of anthropology.
Editorial Board:
– Manduhai Buyandelger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
– Bruce Grant, New York University
– Liu Xin, University of California, Berkeley
– Madeleine Reeves, University of Manchester
– Sonia Ryang, Rice University
We invite scholars at any stage of their careers to share their book proposals and draft manuscripts with us on any subject within this region. Please email your proposal and a sample chapter to both Caroline Humphrey (ch10001@hermes.cam.ac.uk) and myself (fbille@berkeley.edu). You may also contact us informally to discuss a book project at an earlier stage of your research.