LINGUIST List 15.2599

Sun Sep 19 2004

FYI: European Studies Program;Young Scholar's Prize

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  1. Lelija Socanac, Postgraduate Programme on European Studies
  2. Brian Joseph, Prize Competition Announcement

Message 1: Postgraduate Programme on European Studies

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 07:36:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Lelija Socanac <>
Subject: Postgraduate Programme on European Studies

Postgraduate Programme "European Studies: Languages and Cultures in 
Contact" at the University of Zadar, Croatia
(Tempus Project CD-JEP-16026-2001)

Call for Applications

Application deadline: 10 October 2004

1. Goals and Principles of the Programme 

The postgraduate programme "European Studies: Languages and Cultures
in Contact" is conducted by the University of Zadar, in cooperation
with other Croatian academic institutions and the universities of
Antwerp, St. Andrews, Mannheim, Vienna and Udine, forming part of the
consortium. It is supported with the Tempus grant awarded by the
European Commission (CD-JEP-16026-2001). The postgraduate programme is
interdisciplinary and its goal is to provide highly qualified
Humanities or Social Science graduates, as well as experienced
practitioners with suitable academic qualifications, with a
comprehensive introduction to various issues relating to European
studies. The aim of the programme is to create a sense of European
identity based on insights into the common European cultural
heritage. The programme aims to impart knowledge of methodologies and
research findings in the field of European studies and prepare
students for work in institutions dealing with European integration,
the media, as well as various cultural and academic institutions.

2. Profile

The ES programme leads to an MA in one year (60 credits) or to a PhD
in three years (180 credits). The programme comprises three modules:

1. Languages in Contact
2. Cultures in Contact
3. European Integration

Students participate in courses from all three modules. After the
thesis has been accepted, the final step is a defence of the

3.Admission Requirements

The programme is designed for students who wish to work in the field
of European studies. Applicants must have completed an advanced
academic degree (a BA or an MA course) with very good results.
Instruction and research will be in Croatian and/or English.

For more details on registration and the schedule of courses see:

Please direct any inquiries to:

Danijela Gasparovic
University of Zadar,
Postgraduate Studies Center
Obala kralja Petra Kresimira IV, 2
HR-23000 Zadar
Phone 00385 (0)23 200 533
Fax:00385 (0)23 200595 
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Message 2: Prize Competition Announcement

Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 00:29:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: Brian Joseph <>
Subject: Prize Competition Announcement

ANNOUNCING -- The 2004(-05) Competition for:

The Kenneth E. Naylor Young Scholar's Prize in South Slavic
and Balkan Linguistics

In memory of Kenneth E. Naylor, Balkanist and South Slavic linguist
par excellence, the Naylor Professorship in South Slavic Linguistics
in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and
Literatures at The Ohio State University established in 1999 a prize
of $500 for the best unpublished paper by a young scholar on a topic
in Balkan or South Slavic linguistics. This year's competition is now
officially open.

We thus solicit papers written in English by young scholars -- defined
for this competition as an advanced graduate student (who is beyond
his/her first year of study) or someone who is no more than three
years beyond the awarding of the Ph.D. degree at the time of
submission -- that treats some topic either in Balkan linguistics,
taking a comparative approach and treating at least two languages of
Southeastern Europe, or in any of the South Slavic languages on their
own or in relation to the other languages of the Balkans.

In order to be eligible, the submitted paper must be unpublished, and
not under consideration for publication at the time of submission;
however, papers that have appeared in an issue of a "Working Papers"
series are still eligible for consideration in the competition. Those
that have appeared in conference proceedings volumes of any sort are
not eligible, unless they are substantially revised and/or expanded.
Written versions of papers that have been presented at a conference
are eligible, as are papers based on chapters of dissertations or
M.A. theses (but not raw dissertation chapters or M.A. theses
themselves). In all cases, however, the Committee will look for
self-contained scholarly articles of publishable quality that treat
some relevant topic (as spelled out above) in an interesting and
insightful way, following any appropriate approach (historical,
synchronic, sociolinguistic, etc.) and any theoretical framework.

Interested scholars should submit four copies of the paper along
with an abstract (no longer than 250 words) and a cover sheet with
the title of the paper, the author's name, affiliation, mailing
address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers, date of entrance
into an appropriate graduate program or of awarding of Ph.D. (as
the case may be), and US social security number, if the author has
one (having one, though, is not a requirement), to:

 Naylor Prize Competition
 Dept. of Slavic & East European Languages & Literatures
 232 Cunz Hall
 The Ohio State University
 Columbus, Ohio USA 43210-1215.

The deadline for receipt of the papers in the Department for this
competition is JANUARY 15, 2005. The Screening Committee, consisting
of the Naylor Professor and former speakers in the annual Kenneth
E. Naylor Memorial Lecture series, expects to make the announcement of
the winner by March 30, 2005. The winning paper will be published
(after any necessary revisions) in an issue of the journal
Balkanistica. The Committee reserves the right not to award the Prize
in a given year.

Please address any inquiries to the Naylor Professor, Brian D. Joseph,
at the above address or via e-mail at
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