Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CFP: Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society

Deadline: August 15, 2015

Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society is currently accepting student papers for publication in our Spring 2016 Journal, and we request your help in passing on our call for papers to your undergraduate students. The Journal has consistently published multiple papers by your students in the past few years, and we would like your assistance in continuing to discover and print high quality work.

We are an academic journal of the social sciences and history, distributed nationally among academics on EBSCO, Google Scholar, and the Library of Congress. The Journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political and social issues. We are seeking outstanding student research papers from seminars, upper-level electives, independent study and thesis programs.

The deadline for student paper submissions is August 15th, 2015. To download a Call for Papers PDF, please visit:

If you care to learn more about our organization or to view past editions of the Journal, please visit

CFP: LGBTQs, Media and Culture in Europe: Situated Case Studies

Deadline: June 1, 2015

LGBTQs, Media and Culture in Europe: Situated Case Studies

Media play a wide spectrum of social and cultural roles for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, which is attested by the growing number of studies on this topic published over the past decades. Both traditional mass media such as film and television and, more recently, digital and social media have been found to play a significant role not only in representing LGBTQs, but also in providing them with materials and spaces for the exploration and expression of identifications as well as engagement in diverse forms of social interaction.

However, the majority of LGBTQ media research focuses on contexts from the US, and to a lesser extent the UK, so its conclusions cannot be simply and unproblematically extended to other contexts. Increasingly, scholars plead for 'provincialized' forms of knowledge, avoiding universalizing statements and stressing the cultural specificity of knowledge and experience. Hence, for this edited collection we would like to invite papers anchored in a variety of geographical locations, examining issues of LGBTQs and media in close relation to their local, national and/or transnational contexts. In particular, we want to explore the specificity and variety of experiences across Europe, including those of transnational and diasporic LGBTQs. What role do media play for LGBTQs in particular historical and cultural settings across Europe? Which information, representations and digital connections do they have access to, and how do they draw upon these in processes of sexual and gender identification?

We are primarily interested in contributions based on qualitative empirical research, exploring cultural processes of meaning production and circulation, and adopting a media-decentred approach, that is, focusing primarily on people and their contextualized experiences with media rather than on the media themselves. We welcome work discussing diverse non-normative sexualities and genders, addressing a wide range of mainstream and alternative mass, digital and social media, including but not limited to film, television, music, the internet, social networking sites and mobile applications.

• Abstracts of 400 to 500 words should be sent to Alexander Dhoest ( or Lukasz Szulc ( by 1 June 2015.
• Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2015.
• Full chapters should be between 6000 and 8000 words, and are due by 1 November 2015.
• Authors will have the opportunity to present and discuss their work in a workshop in Antwerp on 4 December 2015.
• Final versions due: 1 March 2016.

Summer Program: IPD Academy in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, Mediation & Intercultural Dialogue

International Summer Academy in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, Mediation and Intercultural Dialogue 
August, 2015

During the past years IPD trained participants from Government Institutes, UN Agencies, OSCE, Courts, IOs, NGOs, Companies, University and participants with other different backgrounds from Nigeria, France, Mexico, Canada, United Arab Emirates, USA, Denmark, Romania, Germany, Netherlands, Kyrgyzstan, China, Malaysia, Congo, Costa Rica, Armenia, Turkey, Switzerland, UK, Serbia, Estonia, Malta, Republic of Macedonia, India, Irag, Japan, Costa Rica, Greece and Italy.

It is pleasure us to introduce you our next international summer academy programs in Baar (close to Zurich, Bern and Luzern Kantons) one of the beautiful place of Kanton Zug.

A) International Summer Academy program in Peacebuilding, Mediation, Conflict Resolution & Intercultural Dialogue
- I Summer Academy Period:    7-17 August, 2015         (11 Days)
- II Summer Academy Period: 17-27 August, 2015         (11 Days)
Event Location: Baar, Switzerland

B) 3 Month Certificated Academic School in Mediation & Conflict Resolution (CAS in MCR)
Date: 17 August - 17 November 2015                               (3 Month)
Event Location: Switzerland

Scholarship: IPD offers several type of scholarship support to minimize the participation fee amount of most needed potential participants from all over world countiesIn this matter to request discounted participation fee amount payment, please write your request briefly via email before or during the application submission period. Unfortunately IPD scholarship program can’t cover all the participation fee amount and international travel expenses.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CFP: Chronopolis: Time & Urban Space

Deadline: May 31, 2015
Chronopolis: Time & Urban Space
2015 Graduate Student Conference
Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan
October 30th-31st
Keynote Speaker: Bettina Stoetzer (MIT)
Presented in Conjunction with the Annual Grilk Lecture: Andreas Huyssen (Columbia) 

Although cities are generally understood as spatial phenomena, this conference suggests that urban space cannot be thought independent of its temporal dimensions. Layers from different times coexist in the built environment of the city—the high-speed ICE train pulls into the Cologne Station alongside the gothic Dom and its looming spires. Time actually imprints itself on the spaces of the city—the Berlin Boros Bunker displays its war scars and the Berliner Mauerweg courses throughout the German capital. But time is not only visible as a historical remnant; it also serves to organize and structure the rhythms of city life: train, tram, and bus schedules regulate the movement of bodies throughout the city, while the Munich Rathaus Glockenspiel charms tourists daily with its dancing Bavarian figures at 11:00 sharp. Thinking about the ways time intertwines with urban space illuminates the material and representative dimensions of the city as a dynamic space of experience and practice, systems and conflicts, culture and history.

Combining Reinhart Koselleck’s notion that time is conceived in spatial metaphors with Henri Lefebvre’s premise that space is socially produced, this conference invites papers that investigate how cities and time mutually determine and reflect each other. While the focus is on German-speaking cities, we also welcome approaches that connect time in the metropolis to international frameworks and consider the rise of global cities and global metropolitan networks. We invite transnational and interdisciplinary contributions from all fields, including urban planning, architecture, history, art history, geography, sociology, gender and queer studies, anthropology, comparative literature, film studies, visual culture, theater, and musicology.

The Annual Werner Grilk Lecture in German Studies, given by Andreas Huyssen, will precede the conference on Thursday evening, October 29. University of Michigan graduate students and conference attendees are also invited to participate in a reading group on the topic of Time and Urban Space in the fall semester of 2015. Professor Huyssen will conduct a workshop on Friday October 30 as the culminating session of this reading group.

Please send abstracts (300 words max.) to by May 31. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
-        The rhythms and paces of life in the metropolis
-        The metonymy of cities that stand for historic eras: Vienna, Weimar, Bonn, etc.
-        The built environment as historical palimpsest
-        Museums, monuments, and urban memory cultures
-        Surveillance and subversion
-        Protest and policing
-        The (shifting) gender of urban spaces
-        Sexual spaces in urban modernity
-        Exhibitions in and of urban space
-        Nature in/and the city
-        City life and generic form
-        The temporality of cultural encounters within the city
-        The roles of science, technology, and industry in shaping and regulating city life
-        Urban space and time and globalism
-        Urban sprawl and megacities
-        City life and perception
-        Urban blight and decline
-        Planned cities and ghost towns
-        Architectural productions of temporality (renovations, re-inventions)
-        Aesthetic productions of future/past cities (Mussolini’s Rome and Hitler’s Germania)
-        Ungleichzeitigkeit of city-spaces
-        Urban chronotopes in literature and film

Event: Preparing Global Leaders Summit

Preparing Global Leaders Summit (PGLS) in Moscow, Russia
July 25-31, 2015

PGLS is a premiere international educational 7-day program for the best young professionals in the world. The summit brings together the most talented students (BA, MA and PhD) and young professionals from over 30 countries that cover all the world's continents and the world renowned faculty from Georgetown, Columbia and Oxford Universities. With the mission of creating a global network of scholar-leaders ready to take on the global challenges through a change of the leadership paradigm, especially in the face of increasing international tensions and politics of mistrust, 2015 PGLS will focus on the following courses:
•       Leadership and Communication;
•       What is Expertise? Facts That Function;
•       What People Suffer: An Orientation to Global Health;
•       Learning How To Learn: How to Build Your Knowledge Base Quickly;
•       Leadership Development;
•       The Foundation of Leadership;
The courses will be accompanied by interactive simulations and a confidential evaluation and personalized tutorial for each delegate.

The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world, should they work in business or politics, or better yet the mixture of both. PGLS is a component school of Preparing Global Leaders Foundation (PGLF), an educational non-profit dedicated to changing the paradigm of leadership through intensive institutes, seminars and summits.

Recent events have demonstrated the importance of responsible leadership and effective communication, as well as challenges associated with collaborative decision-making. PGLS is about substantive, effective, outward-looking leadership. 21st century trade, government, security, academia and charity all exist in a world where international borders are ever more permeable, and 21st century leaders need to be able to communicate across borders and look at issues from different cultural perspectives. PGLS brings together participants from a wide range of different countries, working in different economic sectors, in a forum to learn how to communicate effectively to a diverse global audience.
Skills developed through Preparing Global Leaders Summit will help the delegates in understanding the changing world order, their personal strengths and weaknesses and how those could be used to their advantage. World-class award-winning experts in the field of leadership and communication, statistics and public policy, and global citizenship will share their expertise and its application possibilities. Various simulations will assist delegates with polishing their newly acquired skills, while the social events will provide a unique opportunity for networking. Given the strict selection criteria, only the strongest candidates are accepted in order to encourage learning from other’s experiences as much as from the faculty.

We would appreciate your help in spreading the word about PGLS in your organization, and encourage you to apply. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us via e-mail or phone (see below). For more detailed information, please visit our website at

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CFP: Past and Present Intersections between Italian, Russian and Eastern European Cinemas

Deadline: May 31, 2015
Past and Present Intersections between Italian, Russian and Eastern European Cinemas
Themed Issue 
Italian cinema is translational, transnational and rhizomatic. It is imported and exported, transferred, translated, adopted, adapted and re-interpreted. It moves in many directions and constantly intersects with other filmmaking cultures, in particular with the cinemas from Eastern Europe, Russia and the former USSR countries. Within such a transnational framework, scholars are invited to engage in methodologically critical approaches to Italian cinema. Scholars are encouraged to recover overlooked connections and re-compose them in historic and aesthetic maps marked by cross-national dialogues and trans-generational exchanges.
JICMS intends to focus on the rising role that Italian cinema plays and has played in Russia and  Eastern European countries both during and after the USSR time. In particular, this issue is interested in the cooperation opportunities between Italian and foreign film industries. With this CFP, the Editor aims to shift the critical paradigm outside the inwardly focused field of Italian film studies and invites contributions that would further (1) explore the influence of Italian cinema in Russia and Eastern Europe; and (2) investigate how it reaches beyond the imagined boundaries of its (pen)insularity.
Abstracts submitted to JICMS should be entirely original and unpublished, should not be under consideration by any other publisher, and should not have been published previously even in part by any other publication.
Interviews, events reports, independent and experimental artists biographies are considered.
Proposals of English translations or edited versions of previously published works will not be considered.
Abstracts should be sent to the Editor, Flavia Laviosa ( by 31 May 2015, and should include the following information:
1)  A 500-word abstract outlining:
a) The topic
b) Critical approach
c) Theoretical bases of the proposed article.
The abstract should clearly state the goals of the article and provide a cohesive description of the objective of the argument. In addition to a 500-word abstract, authors should send:
2)      Relevant bibliography and filmography
3)      200-word biographical notes followed by a detailed list of academic publications
4)      The date of submission of the article, if the proposal is accepted, will be within 8 weeks from the official invitation to submit the article. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Internship: Bromberg & Associates

Bromberg & Associates

Bromberg & Associates is looking for globally-minded, motivated interns.

Who we are:
Bromberg & Associates is a full-range language service provider, based out of Hamtramck, Michigan. We are a DBE and WBE certified business and GSA Federal Supply Schedule Award holder. We work with a large pool of qualified interpreters and translators worldwide to provide more than 150 languages for any type of project.

Here at Bromberg, we offer two different types of internships: the All-Inclusive Internship, and the Skill-Specific Internship. Both require a minimum of 15 hours a week, but we are flexible about the duration you are with us!  The All-Inclusive Internship will take you through all six departments, familiarizing yourself with how a language company works, and giving you an overview of daily operations from a variety of perspectives. This internship is ideal for those looking to gain experience with a globally and culturally oriented company. 

Our departments are: Information/Accounting, Business Development, Translation/Project Management, Interpretation, Cultural Competency and Marketing/Graphic Design/Social Media.

Need to satisfy requirements for graduation?  We will work with your program coordinator/academic office to ensure you get the experience necessary for college credit. Interested in a specific department? The Skill-Specific Internship is for you! Focus areas include but are not limited to Translation, Interpretation, Research, Marketing, Accounting, IT and Graphic Design.

Why Bromberg?
We firmly believe that by overcoming the barriers to communication, we can successfully bridge the cultural divides that are often seen in today’s global society. We pride ourselves on playing a critical role in bridging that gap. This is reflected in our culturally and linguistically diverse office setting. If a vibrant, fast-paced, challenging environment sounds appealing, then Bromberg is the place for you!

Send your résumé and cover letter
313.871.0080 ext. 4978

Contact: Sean Sutton, Internship Coordinator