Fulbright Scholarship Opportunities in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Deadline: August 1

Editor's note: As in the past, the Fulbright Scholarship Program invites applications for the coming scholarship cycle. The deadline is August 1, but the application is a substantial one and is aided by a well-thought out plan and contacts in-country, so a potential applicant really needs to begin now. Spots are available not only for country-experts but for those who would like to teach their own specializations to Slovakia's students (in English) so /please/ forward this application to all of your colleagues who may be interested in teaching abroad in a wonderful setting. Experience suggests that Slovakia receives fewer applications-per-opening than most European countries and that chances are thus quite strong for a well-constructed application.

Dear Slovak Studies Association Colleague,

ASEEES Zelnik Book Prize in History, including Central and Eastern Europe. Deadline: May 6

The Reginald Zelnik book prize is for any genre of history and does include
Eastern and Central Europe as well as Eurasian studies. The deadline for
submission is May 6.

Rules of eligibility for the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History
competition are as follows:

The copyright date inside the book must list the previous calendar year as
the date of publication (the book must have been published in 2010 to be
eligible for the 2011 competition)
The book must be originally in the form of a monograph, preferably by a
single author, or by no more than two authors
Authors may be of any nationality as long as the work is originally
published in English
Works may deal with any area of Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia
The competition is open to works of scholarship in history
Textbooks, collections, translations, bibliographies, and reference works
are ineligible

Nominating Instructions

Send one copy of eligible monograph to each Committee member (see addresses

CfP: Universities in Central Europe, 29 Sept. - 1 Oct., 2011, Charles University in Prague


29 September 2011 – 1 October, 2011, Charles University in Prague,
Czech Republic



• European Society for the History of Science
• Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University in Prague
• Centre for the History of Sciences and Humanities of the Institute for Contemporary History Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
• Czech Society for the History of Sciences and Technology
• Czech National Committee for the History of Science


• Mobility of Scholars between Universities since the Age of the Enlightenment

• The „Visiting Professor“ Phenomenon

• The 100th Anniversary of Einstein‘s stay in Prague

Call for Papers: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, April 7-9, 2011

We received the following from member Mills Kelly
The annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies will take place April 7-9, 2011 in historic Old Town Alexandria (Virginia) just across the river from Washington, D.C. The program committee is still soliciting proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual papers. Although the deadline is fast approaching, I think it's fair to say that there will be at least a little flexibility on the date of submission. Regional conferences like this one are an excellent opportunity for advanced graduate students to dip their toes in the waters of the scholarly conference in a much lower pressure environment, so I would particularly urge you to recommend this opportunity to your students, if appropriate.

The website for the conference is at: http://southernslavicconference2011.wordpress.com/.

New Book by SSA Member: "Slovakia! Traditions Old & New"

SSA Member Helene Baine Cincebeaux sends us the following news on her new book:

"Slovakia! Traditions Old & New" was published by Helene Baine Cincebeaux in June 2010 and records the information gleaned by Helene and her mother, Helen Zemek Baine over the past 40 years of visiting Slovakia and asking questions in thousands of villages.

The 172 page book follows the traditions and customs related to the holidays and seasons of the year and also life events from baptism to marriage to funerals. "I wanted the book to be as colorful as we found Slovakia to be," Helene said. "Some 270 vivid illustrations, photos, paintings and other works of art show life as our ancestors lived it and the richness of Slovak traditions."

Call for Applicants: Internship on Minority Political Participation in Slovakia

We received this regarding the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) which has an open internship on Minority Political Participation in Slovakia:

ECMI seeks an intern for 2011 to support ECMI program on minority political participation.
The program aims to study how minorities participate in decision-making processes on
national and regional levels. Your tasks will include conducting research on Slovak
political system and working on construction of country profile databases.

Your profile:
You are interested in party politics, party programs and ideologies, parliamentary
representation, conflict resolution. You have completed a course of studies in social
sciences or law (minimum: MA student). You are fluent in English and computer literate.

How to apply:
Please send your application by electronic mail only; no phone calls will be accepted. A

Call for Panel Participants, Part II: Communist Authorities

We received this today from our CSA counterparts:

We are looking for a participant for a panel for the 2011 ASEEES conference on the topic: 'Czechoslovaks and the Communist Authorities'. The other paper presenters are Kevin McDermott and Vita Sommer. One of the papers will discuss Czech and Slovak popular opinion in 1956, the other will talk about the Institute of History and its relations with the KSC in the 1950s and 1960s. The panel organizers are hoping for a third presenter who can speak on the 1970s or 1980s, although this is flexible.

Anyone who is interested in being on this panel should respond to Kevin McDermott at K.F.McDermott@shu.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Czech Studies Workshop, 29-30 April 2011, Columbia University, New York, NY. Deadline: 15 January 2011

We received the following from the organizers of the Czech Studies Workshop. We encourage the participation of Slovak Studies Association members who can present on topics that concern both Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

The Twelfth Annual Czech Studies Workshop, which will be held at
Columbia University on April 29-30, 2011, welcomes proposals for
papers on Czech topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. Slovak
topics will also be considered.

In the past, our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants
from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Areas
of interest have included: anthropology, architecture, art, economics,
education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature,
music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, and theater. Work in
progress is appropriate for our workshop format, and junior faculty
and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to

Call for Panel Participants: ASEEES 2011, Washington DC, November 17–20, 2011. Deadline: 15 January 2011

We have received several requests for participation in panels at next year's ASEEES. Please contact the organizer or, if you have proposals of your own that you would like posted here, send them to slovakstudies@gmail.com

Popular Culture During Late Socialism
The Czechoslovak Studies Association program committee is trying to help organize a panel on popular culture during late socialism (post 1968) for the 2011 ASEEES conference in Washington DC. If you have an idea for a paper that would fit this theme or any suggestions to offer, please contact either Melissa Feinberg (mfeinberg@history.rutgers.edu) or Caitlin Murdock (cmurdock@csulb.edu).

The European Union and the Roma Question in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
I have done some work on this topic and am looking for anybody who might be interested in writing a paper or serve as a panel chair or discussant? Furthermore, if there is anybody having difficulty

Nas svet: Newsletter of the Komensky Club, University of Nebraska Lincoln, October 2010, n. 83.

Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, reports the posting of the most recent edition of their newsletter, Nas svet. You can find more information at: http://www.unl.edu/komenskyclub/

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