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Human Rights Committee, 118th Session
Oct 17 – Nov 4 all-day

The Committee will consider the following State reports during the session: Azerbaijan, Colombia, Morocco, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Slovakia.

Country Report Task Forces will consider and adopt list of issues on the following countries: Honduras, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mongolia, Pakistan.

Task Forces will consider and adopt list of issues on reports submitted by the following countries (Optional Reporting Procedure – focused reports based on replies to lists of issues prior to reporting): Paraguay, Togo. More information can be found here

65th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Oct 24 – Nov 18 all-day

65th session (24 October – 18 November 2016) and Pre-sessional Working Group for the 67th session (21-25 November 2016)
Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI, A Building.

The Committee will examine the reports of the following countries during its 65th session: Antigua and Barbuda (in the absence of a report), Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Burundi, Canada, Estonia, Honduras, Netherlands, Switzerland.

The pre-sessional working group will convene in closed meeting and prepare lists of issues for the following States parties that are scheduled to be considered at the 67th session: Barbados, Costa Rica, Italy, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Thailand.

In addition, it will prepare a list of issues prior to reporting for Luxembourg under the new simplified reporting.

Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship
Oct 31 all-day

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. To that end, we invite applications for the Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2017-2018. Priority is given to candidates in politics, economics, social sciences or film.

Candidates teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, in the relevant Brandeis department.

The fellow is expected to be in residence at Brandeis, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and to present at least one public lecture. There may also be an opportunity for participation in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies.

The annual stipend is $52,500 plus a $3,000 research fund, and the position is benefits-eligible. The fellowship may be renewable for a second year.

How to apply

Apply on the website for Academic Jobs Online. They offer the option to register on the site or to simply apply directly for this position. You will be prompted for contact information and the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Project proposal
  • Two letters of recommendation (posted directly by reference writers)
  • Description of courses in Israel Studies you are qualified to teach
  • Abstract of PhD


Applications are due by October 31. A PhD must be in hand by September 1 of that academic year with no exceptions, and may not have been received more than five years prior.

For more information: 781-736-2154; [email protected]

Selection Criteria

Decisions concerning applications will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. We respond to applications by the end of January.

We are grateful to the Israel Institute for its generous support of our post-doctoral fellowship program.

Kislak Fellowship
Oct 31 all-day

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress seeks candidates for its Kislak Fellowships for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas.

Kislak Fellowships are short-term fellowships for scholars to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection, a major collection of rare books, manuscripts, historic documents, and maps from Florida, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica.

The collection contains some of the earliest records of indigenous peoples in North America and superb objects from the discovery, contact, and colonial periods. Objects from the collection can be seen at:

Conducting full time research on-site at the Library of Congress, the fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of up to three months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. A stipend of $4,200 per month supports the Fellow.


Please help us find outstanding candidates by sharing this opportunity. The Kluge Center welcomes applications from scholars worldwide.

Information about the fellowship can be found on our website:

The application deadline is extended until October 31, 2016.

With gratitude for your assistance in circulating this announcement.

Schusterman Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Studies
Oct 31 all-day

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. To that end, the Schusterman Center supports and mentors graduate students at Brandeis University who focus on Israel Studies. These full and partial fellowships are granted on a competitive basis to doctoral candidates who have been accepted into the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Find out more about our current and past Schusterman Scholars.


The Schusterman Center funds full and partial fellowships for doctoral students focusing on Israel Studies in fields such as history, sociology, politics, Middle East studies, Israeli art, literature and culture. These fellowships—granted through individual departments—will be renewable, after review, for up to five years. The Schusterman Scholar Fellowship includes a full tuition scholarship, health care benefits and a stipend of up to $25,000 stipend per year.


Schusterman Scholars’ primary affiliations are to their home departments. Therefore, each department will specify teaching and other doctoral requirements for Schusterman Scholars. All Schusterman Scholars will need to demonstrate competence in modern Hebrew and/or Arabic. Furthermore, Scholars’ dissertations must focus on a topic relevant to Israel Studies. Service to the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies may be required.

Schusterman Seminar

Recipients of Schusterman Israel Studies Fellowships, known as Schusterman Scholars, will be expected to participate in a bi-monthly seminar for Schusterman Scholars. This seminar brings together Israel Studies doctoral candidates, along with relevant faculty and other advanced students, to explore issues in the field of Israel Studies. This seminar will allow Israel Studies doctoral candidates to form an intellectual community for their research and academic development. Schusterman Scholars are expected to participate in the seminar every year of their Fellowship.

Travel Awards

Small awards for research trips to Israel may be available for Schusterman Scholars, to supplement their fellowships. These awards will be competitive. Scholars will be required to submit research proposals and recommendations from their research advisors.

Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Schusterman Scholars will be given the opportunity to participate in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies, in which faculty members from across North America and the world participate in seminars at Brandeis and in Israel that will help them design new courses in Israel Studies for their home universities. Click herefor more detailed information.

Who is eligible?

Doctoral candidates accepted by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who are focusing on topics in Israel Studies are eligible to apply for a Schusterman Israel Studies Fellowship.

To apply to Brandeis’ Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, please click here.


Prospective doctoral students should indicate in their applications for admission and in their personal statements that they would like to be considered for a Schusterman Israel Studies Doctoral Fellowship. Individual departments who plan to accept these candidates for admission will discuss the candidates with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. An awards committee will then consider the application and award the Fellowships.

Doctoral candidates who are not awarded a Schusterman Fellowship may apply the following year for reconsideration.

For more information

Please contact the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies to receive additional information on the Schusterman Israel Studies Fellowship.

2017 African Critical Inquiry Workshop: Secret Affinities
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that the 2017 ACIP workshop will be Secret Affinities: A workshop in critical reading and an interrogation of the city in Africa via Walter Benjamin’s “Passagen-Werk.” The project was proposed and will be organized by colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand, Noëleen Murray (Director, Wits City Institute and Andrew W. Mellon Research Chair in Critical Architecture and Urbanism) and Brett Pyper (Head of the Wits School of Arts). Working groups formed in the initial Secret Affinities workshop will develop collaborative projects over the following year, presenting their outcomes in seminars and public forums in 2018. Activities will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Secret Affinities

Das Passagen-Werk, Walter Benjamin’s unfinished reflection on modernity and history, is the starting point for a two-day workshop in which sections of Benjamin’s text (known in English as The Arcades Project) will be discussed with the aim of facilitating cross-disciplinary discussion in relation to heritage, architecture and public history practices associated with cities and the African present. As with Benjamin’s positioning in Paris, his ‘capital of the nineteenth Century’, we work from our vantage point in Johannesburg, city of an African (but also hybrid) modernity, arguably the ‘African capital of the twenty-first century.’ We follow Benjamin’s endeavour in Arcades to construct ‘a world of secret affinities’ in which his assemblage of notes, reflections and citations on a host of topics, could begin to inform each other in unpredictable ways.

The very site of the workshop illustrates the layered urban histories, experiences, transformations and architectural imaginations that the workshop will seek to examine through particular sites. It will take place at what is now known as Satyagraha House, built as a residence in 1907 by German-born Lithuanian architect Hermann Kallenbach with a rondavel-inspired design. Mohandas Gandhi lived there with his friend Kallenbach and others for two years. Today the buildings have been renovated as a heritage site, museum about Gandhi’s time in South Africa, and guest house. It is a place steeped in history that we cannot recover outside of imaginary recreation involving rhetorics of display and heritage curation; a place that cannot now be divorced from re-invention or politics, but that nevertheless has been re-invented in austere opulence by a French tourism company working with an historian, curator and heritage architect.

The Secret Affinities workshop will form small discussion and working groups made up of established scholars, artists, architects and postgraduate students. Groups will define projects located at the intersections of architecture, public history, spatial planning, heritage and urban studies to develop through regular meetings during the following year. Their outcomes will be presented in 2018 and could include exhibitions, performances, public lectures or seminars, publications, digital and on-line platforms, or special editions of journals.

Founded in 2012, the African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is a partnership between the Centre for Humanities Research at University of the Western Cape in Cape Town and the Laney Graduate School of Emory University in Atlanta. Supported by donations to the Ivan Karp and Corinne Kratz Fund, the ACIP fosters thinking and working across public cultural institutions, across disciplines and fields, and across generations. It seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa through an annual ACIP workshop and through the Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards, which support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences enrolled at South African universities.

Information about applying to organize the 2018 ACIP workshop and for the 2017 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards will be available in November 2016. The expected deadline for both workshop applications and student applications is 1 May 2017.

For further information, see and

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research
Nov 1 all-day

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research

Now accepting applications

Deadline: November 1, 2016

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.

Award Period
Each fellowship award is for 1 year, beginning July 1, 2017 or later, and is nonrenewable. This fellowship program is intended as a write-up fellowship. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research conducted under faculty sponsorship in any accredited university in the United States.

Eligible graduate students for the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research will be at the writing stage of their dissertation by the beginning of the fellowship. The dissertation study should focus on an education research topic such as high stakes testing; ethnic studies/curriculum; tracking; STEM development; measurement of achievement and opportunity gaps; English language learners; or bullying and restorative justice. Applicants can come from graduate programs and departments in education research, the humanities, or social or behavioral science disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields, such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.

Fellows are required to provide proof of advancement to candidacy at the beginning of the award period. Applicants must work full-time on their dissertations and course requirements and should be in the writing stage of their dissertation. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education, specifically, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders.

Direct any questions about the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research, eligibility requirements, or submission process to [email protected] or 202-238-3200. The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

Visit the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research for the Call for Proposals and the online application.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships
Nov 1 all-day

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Fellowships and Grants program for the 2017/18 academic year. We appreciate you notifying qualified candidates about our program.


The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016.


Awards for Research/Study in Scandinavia

The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.


Online application and further ASF Award information available online:


The ASF also awards fellowships and grants to Scandinavians. These are made on the recommendation of ASF’s cooperating organizations abroad, with each country setting its own deadline. Contact information for the ASF’s cooperating organizations in Scandinavia can be found on the ASF website.

Call for Applications: School of Social Science 2017-2018
Nov 1 all-day

Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites between 20 and 25 scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2017-2018 the focus will be The Social Sciences in a Changing World. The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted through the Institute’s online application system, which opens June 1 and can be found, along with more information about the theme, at

Call for Submissions: Anthropology and Humanism
Nov 1 all-day

Call for Submissions: Anthropology and Humanism 

SUDDEN ANTHROPOLOGY: CREATIVE NONFICTION upcoming special section Call for Submissions from Creative Anthropology Prose Writers

Please submit your short-form creative nonfiction writing of 1000 words or less.

In “sudden” prose the story happens quickly. Authors focus in on what matters in a story: there is no time for blocks of exposition, wayward tangents, or descriptions that do not move the story along. The writing is boiled down to its essence, poetically distilled.

As always for creative writing that appears in our journal, these pieces should be both “literary” and “anthropological”:

  • They use literary elements to bring stories to life and engage readers, evoking actual experience. These works demand careful crafting of language and structure to tell a compelling story via narrative, lyric essay, or other effective framework.
  • They reflect a larger understanding about the world as seen through an anthropological lens or sensibility. These pieces illustrate specific cultural insights.

For this special section of sudden creative nonfiction, please send us prose submissions that:

  • –  fall between our word limit of 10 and 1000 words,
  • –  reflect upon real events and characters,
  • –  work effectively as literary pieces which stand alone, and
  • –  illustrate ethnographic insights and/or an anthropological perspective.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2016.