Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

UK: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foudation is awarding Eastern-Central European Research Fellows in the Humanities 2008 - 2009.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foudation is awarding Eastern-Central European Research Fellows in the Humanities 2008 - 2009.

Applications are invited from Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Slovak scholars under the age of 45 for Post-Doctoral Fellowships of three months, tenable in the period: June 2008- May 2009. The Mellon Foundation provides a fixed stipend to cover return travel, accommodation and all living expenses. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the Humanities and Social Sciences but priority will be given to those whose work falls within the scope of one of the Institute's current Research Themes.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 7 March 2008. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Successful candidates will be notified by email by the end of April 2008 with a formal letter of confirmation to follow.

The completed application form can be emailed to iash@ed.ac.uk or sent (by airmail from outside the UK) to: The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh, Hope Park Square Edinburgh, EH8 9NW, Scotland, UK. For more information, visit http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/mellon.fellowships.html. Source: SAIA

Topic: Spectator College


Top stories

How did Communism happen in Czechoslovakia?

For the 40 years, Czechs and Slovaks would celebrate February 25 as Victorious February, even though the enthusiasm of most of those who supported Communists in 1948 would very quickly evaporate.

Prime Minister Klement Gottwald (right) swears an oath into the hands of President Edvard Benes on February 27, 1948 at the Prague Castle.

Cemetery with a remarkable creative concept Photo

The shapes of tombstones were prescribed until 1997

Vrakuňa Cemetery in Bratislava

Being young is harder than it used to be

The failure of older generations to sympathise with youth means politics are primarily a contest of who can hand out more gifts to old people.

Young Slovaks have problems finding proper jobs.

Historian: After 1948, Czechoslovakia was paralysed with fear

On February 25, Czechs and Slovaks mark 70 years since the rise of Communism in their common state. Historian Jan Pešek talks about the coup and its aftermath.

Demonstration in Prague, Wenceslas' Square, on February 28, 1948.