ANN: Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant opportunities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and it is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty, including early career, and professionals.
Czech Republic: Fulbright-Masaryk University Distinguished Chair in Social Studies
This teaching or teaching/research award is open to senior scholars or professionals, and is open to any specialization offered at the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University.
Macedonia: Rule of Law, Judiciary Reform and Civil Society
Teach or teach/research at any appropriate institution in Macedonia. Contact information for five potential host institutions can be found in the award description.
Poland: Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University
Teach one general course for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a more specialized seminar for Ph.D. students. Scholars are encouraged to participate collaborative research with AMU scholars.
Romania: Fulbright-University of Bucharest
This award is open to a wide variety of disciplines, including Communications, Creative Writing, History (non-U.S.), and Sociology. Scholars will have access to a range of academic, cultural and social events, in addition to opportunities provided by the Fulbright Commission.
Russia: All Disciplines
Spend one or two semesters teaching and/or researching in any discipline. This award is open to both academics and professionals outside of academia.
Ukraine: Public Administration, NGO Management, Health Administration or Public Health
Teach or teach/research in various areas of specialization, including public policy, leadership, public finance, urban administration, city planning, NGO management and development, health administration and public health.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and the application deadline is August 1, 2016. Additional Eligibility Criteria, Application Guidelines and Review Criteria are available on our website, and we offer webinars throughout the application season. A complete schedule of upcoming and archived presentations can be found here.
CFP: The “state artist” in Romania and Eastern Europe, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, 5 November 2016
The establishment of communist regimes in Eastern Europe brought for the visual arts, the establishment of the “state artist” (Haraszti). Artworks were commissioned by the state, which offered extensive rewards for the artists, obliged to comply with the political and ideological rigors of the regime. As part of the research project “From the “state artist” to the artist dependent on the state: the case of the Union of Visual Artists (1950-2010) – the Bucharest branch”, this conference seeks to explore the different transformations that the artists underwent in order to comply with the extensive role assumed by the totalitarian state in the arts. We invite contributions on the broad topic announced, that of the state artist in Romania and Eastern Europe with a specific focus on visual arts, but we are also interested to discuss other instances of collaboration with the regimes in place (1950s-1990). The conference aims to discuss the state artist in the context of communist regimes from multiple points of views.
The topics discussed could be, but are not limited to: -How was the new artist shaped by the communist regimes? -Were artists able to integrate Socialist Realism as a mandatory style? If not, which were the limits of this mandatory style or the national specificities? -Which were the types of resistance to the model of the state artist? -How did Socialist Realism translate in different visual practices? -What role did the Union of Visual Artists of Romania play? How does it compare to other unions in the East? -What are the transformations of the unions of artists after 1990?
Those interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract of 500 words as well as a short CV (including a short list of publications) to Caterina Preda until the 15th of May 2016. A selection of conference presentations will be published in a volume, thus the accepted participants must send their contributions 1 month in advance (1st of October 2016). The contributions must address the topic of the state artist, and must have 8.000 words including footnotes with a separate list of references. Organizing committee: Caterina Preda, Alina Popescu, Dan Drăghia.
Place: The Institute for Political Research, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest. The languages of the conferences are Romanian, English, French.