CFP Transnational Perspectives on Spanish in Society (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Transnational Perspectives on the Study of Spanish in Society, The University of Edinburgh, 5-6 September 2019. Deadline: April 15, 2019.

Transnational Perspectives on the Study of Spanish in Society marks the the 9th International Conference of Hispanic Linguistics and 7th Biennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society. Languages travel and adapt to the new circumstances faced by their speakers. The growth of the Spanish language has always been transnational in nature, insofar as any expansion has been grounded in cultural and economic exchange. Therefore, at this conference, organizers wish to bring together those with scholarly interests in the situation of the Spanish language in the contemporary world. Almost twenty years into the new millennium, it is time reflect on how Spanish speakers, be they in their countries of origin or in the diaspora, construct and negotiate concepts of community. How is this achieved by recourse to ideas of borders, migration and contact? How do speakers move beyond notions of physical space, and push social, political, cultural and commercial boundaries, in order to break through the limits imposed on them by nations and continents?

Abstracts may be submitted in English or in Spanish.

U Edinburgh IASH Fellowships (UK)

“Fellowships“Senior Anniversary Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 28 February 2019.

 

To celebrate their 50th anniversary year, IASH has created three-month Fellowships for the most promising scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2019-20, they seek applications centered on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost disciplinary boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £10,500 bursary, plus travel grants.

In addition, IASH offers Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships, IASH-SSPS (School of Social and Political Science) Research Fellowships, and Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowships.

 

CFP Linguistic Ethnography in a Changing World (UK)

ConferencesLinguistic Ethnography in a Changing World, Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC) conference, 20-21 September 2018, University of Edinburgh, UK. Deadline extended: 7 May 2018.

7th biennial conference of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum, hosted by the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh.

This year’s theme takes in Brexit, Trump and ‘this country’s had enough of experts’ to ask … what role should LE research play in this changing world? What are the questions it should seek to answer, and how can it make a distinctive contribution to the national debate?

Continue reading “CFP Linguistic Ethnography in a Changing World (UK)”

U Edinburgh Job Ad: Discourse Analysis (UK)

Job adsLecturer in Discourse Analysis, University of Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 6 March 2018.

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Discourse Analysis to our department of Linguistics and English Language.  The successful candidate will contribute original research and public impact in an area of discourse analysis, offer teaching at all levels of the curriculum in this area, contribute to our thriving MSc programme in Applied Linguistics including directing the degree when necessary, and recruit and supervise PhD students.

Shortlisting is anticipated to take place week commencing 12th March 2018. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates at least two week in advance.

Short-listed candidates will be required to give two presentations on their research and teaching to the department as well as an interview panel process. A full timetable will be issued in advance. Interviews are like to take place week commencing 2nd April 2018.

The Department of Linguistics and English Language particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the subject, including, but not limited to, women and ethnic minorities.

U Edinburgh Job Ad: International Relations/Middle East

Job adsCareer Development Fellow in International Relations/Politics of the Middle EastUniversity of Edinburgh – Politics and International Relations. Closes: August 11, 2017

The University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Career Development Fellow in Politics/International Relations of the Middle East, in the School of Social and Political Science. Applicants should have recently obtained, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in a relevant area, and should provide evidence of ability to deliver excellent university-level teaching and research.

This full-time (35 hours per week), fixed-term post is available for three years from 1 September 2017.