Thursday, June 25, 2015

CFP: Soccer as a Global Phenomenon

Deadline: September 1, 2015
Weatherhead Initiative on Global History
Harvard University
April 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2016

Soccer is the most global of games and one of the most vigorous engines of the process commonly known, celebrated, or feared as globalization. Beyond its immense popularity, soccer now enjoys tremendous success as a global industry with many interlocking parts in an intricate architecture of organizations that represent clubs, nations, regions, and continents. Just as the game once took shape in the context of the reconfiguration of social life in industrializing societies, the industrialization of soccer itself accompanies profound changes in the disciplines of labor and leisure during the New Media Age with its unprecedented power to penetrate distant corners and private spaces via digital links. Yet, the game still derives much of its vitality from passions rooted in a sense of place and of community.

The organizing theme of the conference is precisely this tension or modes of accommodation between the globalizing impulse and the tenacious appeal of local attachments, past and present. We are interested in exploring different dimensions of that theme while sparking a conversation about the relevance of a study of soccer and of sports for a deeper critical understanding of global history and of globalization.

We are seeking proposals from scholars at all stages of their academic career, including graduate students, who wish to present their original research on a variety of topics dealing with social, political, or economic aspects of different ecosystems of the world of soccer –including modest clubs and lesser known leagues as well as global icons and organizations like FIFA— or with the evolution of “the beautiful game” itself. We are particularly interested in forging a global discussion of these topics, and therefore especially welcome contributions from outside North America and Europe.

Submission guidelines:

Please submit a single doc or pdf file including an abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief CV to with the subject line “Soccer2016.” We recommend including a header with your name on every page of your submission.

Paper Proposals are due September 1st, 2015. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified in October 2015. If accepted, you will be asked for a draft paper by March 1st. We hope to cover all (economy class) travel costs, accommodation and meals, pending the availability of funds.

Conference Conveners:

Francesco Erspamer, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature; Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of History; Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Grant: U.S. Mission to the European Union Funding Opportunity

Deadline: July 10, 2015

The U.S. Mission to the European Union (USEU) Public Affairs Section is soliciting proposals for projects aimed at increasing understanding of U.S. foreign policy and economic priorities; supporting U.S. goals ofadvancing economic growth in both regions and worldwide; and furthering U.S.-EU understanding and cooperation on our shared cultural, political and economic values, particularly democracy, rule of law, and human rights. Applicants should be legally recognized non-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, or academic institutions that comply with U.S. and EU requirements and have a proven track record of developing and implementing programs in the EU environment.

Projects will bring U.S. experts to Brussels and/or EU Member States (depending on the topic) for public engagement though conferences, seminars, and workshops, as well as social media and traditional media engagements. Projects will focus on priority policy areas as identified by USEU and the partner organization. Awardees will be responsible for speaker recruitment and project development, with input from USEU on key themes and potential target of opportunity speakers.

Sponsor: United States Department of State (DOS), Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

Amount: Upper $60,000 USD Lower $10,000 USD

Fund permitting, USEU will award three to six grants or cooperative agreements for projects, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000. Projects are to be carried out between September 2015 and December 2016. Applications for renewals of existing USEU grants and cooperative agreements will be allowed. 

Applicant Type: Academic Institution, Nonprofit

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include U.S. or international non-profit organizations.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Study Abroad: F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg, Germany

F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg, Germany - 2016 Program

F+U Campus: The F+U Group is building a brand new campus close to the Heidelberg Main Station. The school building will be finished later this year. F+U Academy of Languages will remain in its central location in downtown Heidelberg. The Campus will also have a dorm which will be available to our language course participants. All rooms will be equipped with a private bathroom and kitchenette. The dorm should be available as of April 2016.

Our courses now have numbers which will make it easier for you to inquire about a specific course and/or book it.
The Premium Course (number 12, page 14), which allows students to reach the level required for university entrance exams even faster. Although we have been offering this course for a while, it was not featured in the brochure before as the 2015 version was already out when we created the course.

Vocational College for Foreign Languages: The program “Multilingual Correspondence Clerk” is now also state recognized, after being already available with an exam by the Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

Long-term rental contract with cheaper rates: Single rooms start at € 80 per week, and students can save over 35% on rent! The long-term lease is for 25 weeks and exempt from our cancellation policy.

Group Packages: We have had group offer flyers in the past years but have now incorporated these offers into our main program.

We are happy to provide you with further information should you have any questions. Please send all inquiries to We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Job Posting: Paid Summer Undergraduate Consulting Position

Paid Summer Undergraduate Consulting Positions at the English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) is seeking undergraduate students to participate as “Undergraduate Consultants” in a prospective GSI (Graduate Student Instructor) language and pedagogy course sponsored by LS&A and offered jointly by ELI and CRLT. Undergraduate Consultants will participate as students in practice teaching sessions and give feedback on language and pedagogy to prospective GSIs in training. Undergraduate participation in the course runs from July 28 to August 17, 2015. The first event is a training session prior to the beginning of the course, on Tuesday, July 28 from 1 – 3 pm.

Candidates should be available on site at the course on the following dates:
July 28 (Tuesday)1 – 3 pm: Training for ELI 994
July 30 (Thursday)9 am – noon: Practice Teaching on self-introductions & icebreakers
August 3 (Monday)9 am – 12 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Practice Teaching 1
August 6 (Thursday)9 am – 12 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Practice Teaching 2
August 10 (Monday)1 pm – 5 pm: Practice Teaching 3
August 13 (Thursday)9 am – 12 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Practice Teaching 4
August 17 (Monday)9 am – 12 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Practice Teaching 5

To apply to become an Undergraduate Consultant, fill out the online application available on the student employment site (Ref# 28329 Program Assistant)  by June 30 (REQUIRED) and email your résumé and a cover letter In the cover letter describe the relevant skills you offer along with your availability in the Summer 2015 term for each of the dates and times listed above. Applications without a cover letter and résumé will not be considered. 
To facilitate hiring, please make sure that your current mailing address and direct deposit information are available in Wolverine Access.
    Qualifications are:
    • current enrollment as a UM undergraduate; 
    • experience in LSA undergraduate courses; 
    • an interest in quality teaching; 
    • time availability (please see dates above); 
    • punctuality; 
    • and excellent English written and oral communication skills.

    Preference will be given to candidates who are available to work during all course sessions, to candidates with prior successful performance in ELI 994 or other ELI courses or programs, to candidates with evident motivation to participate constructively in the course, to candidates who contribute to a diverse array of academic backgrounds (particularly quantitative and/or science majors), to candidates with international experience, and to candidates with prior teaching or tutoring experience.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Grant: Fulbright/Casten Family Foundation Award at the University of Gastronomic Sciences

Deadline: October 13, 2015

Fulbright Grants - Italy: Fulbright/Casten Family Foundation Award at the University of Gastronomic Sciences
Sponsor: Institute of International Education

Synopsis: This grant is intended for candidates with a special interest in the Slow Food movement and awareness of food culture and food sector issues.

Address: U.S. Student Programs Division
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Web Site:
Program URL:
Tel: 212-984-5525

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution: U.S.A. Citizenship

Appl Type(s): 
Doctoral-Midcareer/Senior Invst.
School of Medicine
Undergraduate Student

Duration: 12 MONTHS

Objectives: The aim of the program is to provide students with multidisciplinary knowledge in food studies. Emphasis will be given to sustainability, traditional and quality food production, as well as the communication and promotion of such products, based on a thorough anthropological and historical study of food consumption, not only in Italy, but also the rest of Europe. The course combines theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom with practical skills acquired during work experience and field trips. The Master's includes a full program of practical training (field seminars) during which students will discover the best foods and wines and the small artisanal productions of a number of Italian regions and European countries. The program is delivered through English.

Eligibility: This grant is intended for candidates with a special interest in the Slow Food movement and awareness of food culture and food sector issues. Applications must be consistent with the University of Gastronomic Sciences’ mission and program. Preference in this program is for graduating seniors.

Funding: Grants have a duration of 9-12 months. Tuition fees will be covered as part of the award. Dependent support is not available. 

CFP: Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom

Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom

November 10-11, 2015

A working meeting sponsored and hosted by Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies. This meeting will highlight important themes of outreach across area studies while producing valuable insight into best strategies for engaging with the K-12 Social Studies community. The meeting will explore best practices and strategies for assessment, resource access, and travel and collaboration. All individuals working in educational outreach and area studies for the Social Studies classroom are invited to attend and/or present.

Papers should address one of the following themes: 

*Evaluation and Assessment* 
Assessment of Learning
Project Evaluation 
*Innovative Resource Design and Access*
Distance Learning
New Technology
*Telling the Story*
Promotional Strategies
Outreach to K-16 Communities
*Travel & Outreach*
Collaborative Partnerships Abroad
Effective Professional Development Abroad
* Strategic Partnerships* 
MSIs/Community Colleges 
Teacher Education Programs

The meeting will take place before the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans, LA November 13-15, 2015. Participants are encouraged to attend the working meeting and stay for the conference afterwards.

This meeting is funded through a Title VI U.S. Department of Education grant and sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, The University of Maine Canadian-American Center, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Boston University Africa Studies Center. If your center is interested in sponsoring this meeting, please email me at


Travel Funding Opportunity
Funding for travel may be provided to those who submit a request for funding. Funding is limited so please apply early. Applications for funding can be made by filling out the form on the website and return it to LARC by email (, fax (504.865.6719) or mail (Stone Center for Latin American Studies 100 Jones Hall, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118). 

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504-862-3143 or

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CFP: Resilient Europe? 23rd International Conference of Europeanists

Deadline: October 1, 2015
Call for Papers: Resilient Europe?

Resilience is the capacity to bounce back and innovate in the wake of extraordinary stress or crisis. Psychologists have long viewed resilience as a human character trait, but today, researchers increasingly consider it to be a quality of societies as well. Thus, for its 23rd International Conference of Europeanists, the Council for European Studies (CES) invites proposals that reflect on Europe’s capacity for resilience. How will Europe’s economies confront slow growth and austerity? How will changing demography and immigration combine to affect European populations and cultures? How will secular Europeans confront the challenges of religious mobilization?

For the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists, to be held in Philadelphia, PA, on April 14-16, 2016, the Council invites proposals for panels, round-tables, book discussions, and individual papers on all aspects of European history, society, and politics. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly those that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations.

The submissions portal will open on August 17, 2015, and proposals can be submitted until October 1st, 2015. Submitters will be notified of the status of their submission on or before December 10, 2015.

For more information visit our website: