Topic9th Biennial AWSS: Crossing Borders in Slavic Women's and Gender Studies

  Call for Papers 9th Biennial AWSS Conference: Crossing Borders in Slavic Women’s and Gender Studies Thursday, March 14, 2019 Renaissance Battle House Hotel and Spa, Mobile, AL, USA The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) solicits paper presentations on the theme of “Crossing Borders in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Women’s and Gender […]

TopicIEG in Mainz seeks 3 Postdoctoral Positions in Digital Historical Research

Institution Type: Nonprofit Location: Germany Position: Research Professional The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is an independent research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts research on the religious, political, social and cultural foundations of Europe in the early modern and modern period and runs an international fellowship program. As a member […]

MemberJohanna Mellis

I am a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Florida. My dissertation, titled Negotiation Through Sport: Navigating Everyday Life in Socialist Hungary, 1948-1989, examines the changes in policies, social relations, and cultural norms in the elite sport community. More specifically, I examine how the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and mass defection of hundreds of athletes following the Revolution gradually influenced sport leaders and elite athletes that cooperating with one another enabled both groups to achieve their respective goals of gold medals and material prosperity. My research also explores the improving relations between Hungarian sport leaders and the International Olympic Committee, and how their relations impacted policies domestically and within the IOC. In sum, my research is a history of the politics of cooperation during the Cold War, through the lens of elite sport. My research has been awarded numerous prestigious grants, including the Olympic Studies Centre’s PhD Research Grant, the North American Society for sport History Dissertation Travel Grant, and a Fulbright Grant. I have also received several Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to study Hungary. My research consists of archival materials from the National Archives and State Security Services Archives in Hungary, the Olympic Studies Centre’s archival holdings on the IOC in Switzerland, and over thirty oral histories that I have conducted with former top athletes, coaches, and sport leaders.

TopicKobe College accepting Applications for a Guest Professorship

Institution Type: College / University Location: Japan Position: Visiting Professor Call for Applications for Drake Guest Professor, Kobe College, 2018-2019 Kobe College (, a liberal arts and sciences college and one of the oldest educational institutions for women in Japan, is accepting applications for the Bryant and Alberta Drake Guest Professorship, a one year teaching […]

TopicNortheastern Illinois U seeking Assistant Professor in Early Modern Europe

Institution Type: College / University Location: Illinois, United States Position: Assistant Professor Early Modern Europe and the World: Assistant Professor with a strong field in Europe (excluding Russia) from c. 1450-c. 1789. Desirable fields include, but are not limited to, transnational processes such as trade, migration, capitalism, the history of science and technology, or the […]

TopicHarvard seeks Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture and of Comparative Literature The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University seek to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture with broad comparative interests. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The […]