The Bulgarian Studies Association announces a call for nominations for the John D. Bell BSA Book Prize. This award is given annually for the best book on Bulgarian topics in any field.
by August 15th in order to be considered.
Bulgaria Fulbright Study/Research Award
Fulbright Bulgaria offers fellowships for U.S. students, MA/PhD candidates, young professionals and artists to conduct research, study or exercise their talents for one academic year. We are looking for motivated candidates who are interested in conducting research projects with an academic, artistic or non-governmental Bulgarian institution, independent library or field research, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of such activities.
Fulbright Study/Research Grant in Archaeology/History
For this new award, offered for the first time in AY2018-19, the Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission is partnering with the Balkan Heritage Foundation (BHF), an NGO whose mission is to support the study, preservation, management and promotion of cultural and historical (both tangible and intangible) heritage of South-eastern Europe as necessary preconditions for sustainable development of the region.
Fulbright Bulgaria also offers joint grants with neighboring countries:
Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award
Bulgaria-Romania Fulbright Study/Research Award
Our joint grants give researchers the opportunity to work on a cross-country project, spending one semester in Bulgaria and one in Greece or Romania. These grants are especially suitable for candidates interested in archeology, history and art history, Balkan studies, trans-border/emigration studies, economics, tourism, preservation of cultural heritage, political science, social sciences, classical studies, and the arts. Well-qualified candidates will be considered at all degree levels and in all fields.
For U.S. students without a precise research focus who would like to experience Bulgaria, Fulbright Bulgaria also offers 30 English Teaching Assistantships in Bulgarian high schools.
The 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open. Competition Deadline is October 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To apply, visit www.us.fulbrightonline.org. More information about the Bulgarian Fulbright program is available at www.fulbright.bg.
An International Scholarly Conference organized by
the Max van der Stoel Institute at South East European University
the Research Center for Areal Linguistics at the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences
Balkan peoples in the course of centuries of living in a multicultural and multilingual environment have attempted to interpret the world around them in a common fashion
while at the same time preserving a variety of distinctive features, such as language and dialect. Significant cultural interactions, especially during the attested period of the Balkan Linguistic League, have brought about the convergence of inherited linguistic structures in the respective Balkan languages combined with varieties of common lexical elements, all conducive to more effective communication among the peoples involved.
At a time when some political actors are seeking to convince various publics that "they have nothing a common" (a phrase deployed stridently during the Yugoslav Wars of Succession), this conference seeks to bring new perspectives to the roles of multiculturalism and language contact as vital factors in mutual understanding and a shared worldview, a topic that is both timely and in need of deeper scholarly engagement. Papers dealing with the peoples and languages of the Balkans (as well as Balkan peoples and languages living beyond the Balkans) are especially welcome, but any paper relevant to the main themes of the conference is eligible to be submitted for consideration (see below).
The conference will be held 31 August - 1 September 2017 at the Campus of Southeast European University in Tetovo.
Registration: 50 euros (includes conference dinner and an excursion on 2 September)
The organizers will provide accommodation for participants from abroad.
Abstracts should contain the title, the author's name and affiliation, and a brief description of not more than 500 words (excluding references). The file should be saved as doc, docx, or pdf and the name should be LAST-NAME_TITLE-KEYWORD.
For the Organizers
Prof. Victor A. Friedman (University of Chicago and La Trobe University)
Prof. Marjan Markovikj (Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences and U. of Skopje)
Prof. Veton Latifi (South East European University)
Research opportunities are available through the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) with a due date for application April 10, 2017:
- Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for U.S. Students
- ARCS Postdoctoral Scholars Residential Research Opportunity
- ARCS Residential Fellowship for Southeast European Scholars
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