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Call for Papers- German Studies Association
Feb 15 all-day



The German Studies Association (GSA) will hold its Fortieth Annual Conference in San Diego, California, September 29-October 2, 2016.

The Program Committee cordially invites proposals on any aspect of German, Austrian, or Swiss studies, including (but not limited to) history, Germanistik, film, art history, political science, anthropology, musicology, religious studies, sociology, and cultural studies. Proposals for entire sessions and for interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged. Individual paper proposals and offers to serve as session moderators or commentators are also welcome. The Call for Seminar Proposals is being distributed separately. Please check your e-mail and the GSA website ( for details; that deadline is November 23. Applications for participation in seminars will be opened on January 5.

Please see the GSA website for information about the submission process for ‘traditional’ papers, sessions, and roundtables, which opens on January 5, 2016. ALL proposals must be submitted online; paper forms are not used. The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2016.

Please note that presenters must be members of the German Studies Association. Information on membership is available on the GSA website (

In order to avoid complications later, the Program Committee would like to reiterate two extremely important guidelines here (the full list of guidelines is available on the GSA website):

No individual at the GSA Conference may give more than one paper or participate in more than two separate capacities.

All rooms will be equipped with projectors. It is the responsibility of the submitter of proposed panels to ensure payment of the AV fee for use of this equipment. If the paper proposal requires high quality sound equipment, that justification must be made in detail at the time of submission.

For more information, visit the GSA website, where previous conference programs and a detailed list of submission guidelines may be found (, or contact members of the 2015 Program Committee:


Program Director:

Todd Heidt,

German, Knox College


Pre-1800 (all fields):

Sara Poor, Princeton University,

Medieval Literature, German, Princeton University


19thc (all fields):  

Catriona MacLeod,

German, University of Pennsylvania


20th/21st C history:

Beth Griech-Polelle,

History, Pacific Lutheran University


Annette Timm,

History, University of Calgary


20th/21st c Germanistik:

Christine Rinne Eaton,

German, University of South Alabama


Valerie Weinstein,

German, University of Cincinnati


Contemporary Politics, Economics, and Society:

Jeffrey Anderson,

Political Science, Georgetown University


Robert Mark Spaulding,

History, University of North Carolina, Wilmington



Joanne Cho,

History, William Paterson University


April Eisman,

Art and Visual Culture, Iowa State University



Heikki Lempa, Chair

History, Moravian College


Darcy Buerkle,

History, Smith College


Carrie Smith-Prei,

German, University of Alberta

Call for Papers: Finance and Society
Feb 15 all-day

Call for papers: Finance and Society vol. 2, no. 2 (2016)
Guest edited by William Carter (Iowa State) and Kate Padgett Walsh (Iowa State)
PDF version of the call for papers available here.

The social dimensions of debt have long engaged a wide range of scholars from across various disciplines and fields. Debt, of course, has a long history. From the biblical injunction to forgive debts in the seventh year to recent calls for student loan forgiveness, the problem of debt offers countless examples of how it has inspired calls for change. At the same time, it remains as timely as ever with global financial crises threatening the survival of entire nations as well as individuals.

In other cultural and historical settings, recognition of indebtedness to others has been a key building block of social life. Recent works such as David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5000 Years (2011), Kenneth Dyson’sStates, Debt, and Power (2014), and Miranda Joseph’s Debt to Society (2014) analyze, from various per­­spectives, the social dimensions of debt and finance. Building on their contributions to the study of the enduring topic of debt, this special issue of Finance and Society seeks bold, post-disciplinary scholarship exploring how financial practices emerge from and shape the social and ethical dimensions of debt today. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial practices in the history of political economy
  • The politics of financial regulation
  • Representations of debt in art, literature, and film
  • Interactions between debt and contemporary social and political developments
  • The ethics of financial innovation

Paper submission

Completed manuscripts of 9,000–11,000 words should be submitted to William Carter ( and Kate Padgett Walsh ( for initial review by 15 February 2016. The special issue will be published as vol. 2, no. 2 in December 2016. Further instructions for authors are available here.


Call for Proposals: Refugees and Forced Migration
Feb 15 all-day

Call for Proposals:

Landscapes of Violence Seeks Photo Essay Proposals on Refugees and Forced Migration

With the intensification of global inequity and the rise of the national security state, human migration, mobility, and transculturality have become central concerns for both policy-makers and researchers.  The study of documented and undocumented migration reveals the violent relationship between the Global North and the Global South and the “contentious relationship between sovereignty, space, and freedom of movement” (De Genova and Peutz, 2010).  As law making and policy debates devise new ways to criminalize migrants and deploy harsher immigration legislation, it becomes necessary to politically and theoretically interrogate these processes by considering the local and global policies that render new forms of social control not only effective, but also popular.

In this thematic edition of Landscapes of Violence—Refugees and Forced Migration—we seek contributors that explore issues related to migration and refugees across academic disciplines and institutional boundaries. This issue seeks to deepen understanding of the impact of immigration law enforcement and policy-making on people and communities through the lens of studies of violence.  We welcome proposals from photographers, community members, students, researchers, and others engaged in work on refugee and forced migration for photo essays. Proposals that consider the historical and cultural contexts and processes in which migration occurs are particularly welcome.


Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2016


To submit a proposal: Email to LoV Managing Editor Ana Del Conde at a 250-word abstract, 50 to 100-word bio-sketch, and up to 5 high-resolution photographs (300dpi.jpg file) with a caption and credit in a Word DOC.

Ph.D. in China Fellowship and Research Ph.D. Fellowship
Feb 15 all-day

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce two fellowship opportunities for doctoral-level students in the arts, education, humanities, and social sciences with a focus on China.

We are now accepting applications for the newly launched Ph.D. in China Fellowship, and the second year of the Research Ph.D. Fellowship.

The deadline is February 15, 2016 for awards beginning in the fall of 2016.

These fellowships are sponsored by Hanban, and are under the umbrella of the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP.) More information can be found on our website:

In addition, IIE will host two information session webinars in the coming weeks covering the details of these awards, including the application process, eligibility, timeline, and award benefits, followed by a Q&A session. Both webinars will cover the same material. You can register for the webinars either by following the links below, or by visiting the CCSP Fellowships website. Registration links will be on the right hand side of the main page.

The first webinar will be held on Tuesday, Nov 10 from 4:00 – 5:00 (Eastern). Registration can be found here.

The second webinar held on Wednesday, Dec 2 from 3:00 – 4:00 (Eastern). Registration for this session can be found here.

Please consider passing along this information, including the dates and times of our webinars, to your colleagues and eligible students.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steven Dale, the IIE Program Officer for these fellowships, by emailing or by calling 212-984-5346.


Society for Cross Cultural Research Conference @ Embassy Suites Hotel
Feb 17 – Feb 20 all-day


Call for submissions

The deadline of October 1st for submissions of papers, posters and panel proposals for the Society for Cross Cultural Research conference in Portland, Oregon is fast approaching!


The host city: Portland, Oregon

We invite you to discover the local culture of Portland, famous for the large number of independent microbreweries, Waterfront Park, artisan handicrafts, Powells “City of Books” and food carts that contribute to the unofficial slogan “Keep Portland Weird”. Portland is a city of beauty, interesting people and fascinating history.

Accommodation and Conference site: The Embassy Suites Hotel, downtown

The Embassy Suites Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon. This historic all suite hotel was built in 1912, completely refurbished in 2014 and features vintage décor with a state-of-the-art meeting facility. Each allergy friendly suite includes a separate living area, private bedroom, free wifi, small refrigerator and microwave. A complementary full cook to order breakfast and complementary evening reception serving regional wines, local beers and spirits are added benefits. From the hotel, it is only a 3-5 minute walk to over 30+ restaurants, including Portland’s famous foodcarts, Powell’s bookstore, the Pearl district, shops and entertainment. Reservations (SCCR hotel rate deadline January 27, 2016):

Register for the conference now at:


Abstract submissions for panels, papers, and posters can be made at the conference website;

Deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2015.

Notification by November 1, 2015.


Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection: Library Research Fellowship Program
Feb 26 all-day

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Library Research Fellowship Program, 2016-2017


Thanks to generous continued funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. The fellowship application deadline is February 26, 2016. No late applications will be considered.

Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the premier Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the collection has experienced particularly dramatic growth through two major gift acquisitions. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit

For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (

2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Mar 1 all-day

IIE is now accepting applications for summer 2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA).

The student deadline for summer 2016 is March 1, and the adviser deadline is March 8. To access the application, and to learn more about eligibility, timelines, and scholarship requirements, please visit our website:

The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade by mobilizing resources and commitments across the higher education, philanthropy and corporate sectors.

The Freeman-ASIA relaunch is the latest of several steps IIE has taken to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad and their study destinations. Studying in Asia before graduating can give students a competitive advantage in their professional careers, especially when collaborating with international peers. More than half of Freeman-ASIA alumni reported being employed in a position related to Asian affairs or requiring knowledge of an Asian language. As more employers seek new hires with meaningful and substantive experience in Asia, it is critical that more Americans learn about and engage with Asian economies, political systems and cultures.

Read the press release:


Visit the website:

2016 NEH Summer Institute: “Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities” @ Indiana University Bloomington
Mar 1 all-day

The Indiana University (Bloomington) Institute for Advanced Study will host the 2016 NEH Summer Institute, “Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities” for college and university teachers. This three-week institute, held in Bloomington and New Orleans, explores contemporary urban culture and arts in African and African diaspora cities–Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, New Orleans and Port-au-Prince. These cities share African roots but are distinctive because of the unique paths that subsequently shaped them: landscapes and histories; multiple languages; waves of immigrants who brought and continue to bring their labor, culture and creativity; and the sometimes tragic events, both “natural” (hurricanes and earthquakes) and man-made (legacies of colonialism and slavery, political violence, and negligence), that these cities have undergone.

Our goal is to examine how art engages the political and social hierarchies embedded in these cities and often recasts marginal or precarious lives into lives that exceed their constraining structures. Through in-depth case studies of each of these cities and their arts and an immersive experience in New Orleans, our goal is to help participants grasp, both intellectually and viscerally, the intricate workings of urban spaces in Africa and its Atlantic diaspora. By examining music, literature, visual arts, festivals, and films, participants will learn, through the unique lens of individual artists, how urban identities are recast in each city, particularly in the face of historical and contemporary catastrophe. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Notification Date: March 31, 2016

Dates: July 6-26 (3 weeks, inclusive)

Faculty: Eileen Julien and James Ogude, Project Directors

Additional faculty: Akin Adesokan, Grace Musila, Oana Panaïté

Location: Indiana University Bloomington, with a long weekend in New Orleans

Stipend: $2,700

Eligibility: Please review the eligibility criteria for participation in NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes at

Call for Proposals: AERA Conferences in Education Research
Mar 1 all-day

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites proposals for conferences in education research. AERA supports research conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more generally to education research. Conferences may focus on conceptual, empirical, or methodological issues important to understanding the state of the knowledge and charting directions for future research. It is anticipated that research conferences will draw upon diverse disciplines and fields of inquiry where there is relevant scientific and scholarly expertise. The purpose of this program is to foster the accumulation of knowledge, to enhance dissemination, to encourage innovation, and to advance studies of the highest quality in education research. AERA’s Research Conferences Program awards grants of up to $35,000.


The deadline for submissions for Spring 2016 is March 1, 2016. For more information or to submit a proposal, please see the Call and Guidelines for Proposals or email Please visit the AERA website for information about previous awards.

Library Resident Research Fellowships 
Mar 1 all-day


The Library Resident Research fellowships support research in the Society’s collections. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at


Applicants must demonstrate a need to work in the Society’s collections for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates whose normal place of residence is farther away than a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia will be given some preference. Applicants do not need to hold the doctorate, although Ph.D. candidates must have passed their preliminary examinations.


$3,000 per month.


March 1; notification in May.


The application may be accessed at Questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at or 215-440-3443.