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Call for Nominations/Applications for CESS Administrative Coordinator

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is seeking nominations and applications for an Administrative Coordinator.  The Administrative Coordinator is a part-time employee appointed by the CESS Board, who reports to the CESS Executive Committee, which consists of the CESS President, President-Elect and Past President.  There are three main areas of the Administrative Coordinator’s work: (1) management of the Society’s income and expenditures together with associated record-keeping tasks (we use Quicken financial management software), (2) implementation of the Society’s membership management system (we use the MemberClicks online management system for processing memberships, journal subscriptions, conference proposals and registration, and the like), and (3) conducting communication with members about the above-mentioned matters and mediating communications regarding other aspects of the Society’s functions.

The Administrative Coordinator serves CESS’s central coordinating role, while the Society’s functions are carried in large part through email or Skype communications and involve on-line systems.  We are therefore looking for someone with good communication skills, the ability to organize and prioritize work independently, and the ability to work with and occasionally develop systems for the website, finance and membership functions of the Society.  Apart from the Administrative Coordinator, the work of the Society is carried out by volunteers who are of diverse backgrounds and are widely distributed geographically; hence, the ability to engage in and coordinate team-work is vital.

The workload for this position varies from week to week, depending on the Society’s conference, membership, and other cycles, which are spread around the annual calendar.  Normally, it will average 30 hours per month, with months that involve more work being balanced by other months with less.  The CESS Administrative Coordinator is paid $700 per month for the standard 30 hours/month; if the work requires an accumulation of more than an average of 30 hours/month for more than a month (subject to mutual agreement), additional hours will be compensated at the same per-hour rate.  CESS also covers the costs associated with the Administrative Coordinator’s travel to and stay during the CESS annual conference (which rotates locations at North American host universities).

Given the evolving nature of this work, the monthly payment and job description will be reassessed after each six months in the position or as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess most or all of the following traits:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of and interest in scholarship related to Central Eurasia;
  • A PhD or MA in a field related to Central Eurasia;
  • Previous administrative experience;
  • Previous experience maintaining a website;
  • Previous experience with financial management software such as Quicken.

We invite nominations and/or applications by July 8, 2016; we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  The preferred start date for this position is mid-July, or as soon as possible thereafter.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact John Schoeberlein (john.schoeberlein@nu.edu.kz), Douglas Northrop (northrop@umich.edu), or Ed Schatz (ed.schatz@utoronto.ca).  You may familiarize yourself with the functions of the Society by reviewing the CESS website, including especially the page on its organization and activities.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for the position, please submit this form.  If you are apply, you will be asked to upload a Letter of Application and a current CV or Résumé.

Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2016

Lecturer in Russian Language and Culture, Ohio State University

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University invites applications for a one-year, full-time (1.0 FTE) lectureship position in Russian language, beginning August 18, 2016. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree (ABD will be considered) and experience teaching in the North American university system. We seek a gifted instructor with excellent teaching and mentoring skills. The candidate will be expected to teach six-to-eight (language and/or content) courses (or 24 credit hours) per year. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian is required.

This is a renewable appointment subject to excellent performance, availability of funds, and program needs.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of two professional references electronically to slavicdept@osu.edu . For further information, please contact Dr. Larysa Stepanova, Language Program Coordinator, at 614-292-6783 (stepanova.1@osu.edu ). Candidates who advance to the interview stage will be asked to submit student evaluations (if available).

Date Posted: Wed, 22 Jun 2016

Lecturer in Russian Language at the University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Russian Language, beginning Fall 2016. This is a full-time, one-year position as Lecturer A, with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon departmental needs, a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. Teaching load is six courses per year and includes both heritage and non-heritage language courses. The successful candidate will play an active role in curriculum development, student advising, assessment activities, and extra-curriculum programs. The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Russian Language and/or Literature/Culture (ABDs will be considered). We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative instructor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching various levels of Russian language and has experience and expertise working with heritage students. Complete fluency in Russian and English is required; as is familiarity with contemporary instructional technologies and best practices and current techniques for teaching heritage students. Applicants should apply online at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/886.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement; and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a recommendation letter. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage the applicants to upload additional documents if available including 1) teaching evaluations, 2) sample syllabi, assignments, and student assessments, 3) a link to a video recording of a class. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html.) The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Posted: Wed, 08 Jun 2016

Grants Officer for Eurasia, National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, is seeking a Grants Officer.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary: 

The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Principal, Grants Administration- Europe/Eurasia.  This position provides hands-on (cradle-to-grave) management of an assigned grant portfolio, working closely with colleagues to provide effective and collaborative due diligence and oversight of grant programs.

The mission of the Grants Administration department is to provide effective and efficient grants management, guiding grantees through the grant lifecycle to support their successful implementation of projects, in support of NED’s mission.  The department strives to promote consistent implementation of policy and procedure, flexibility, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration in the administration of NED’s grantmaking program.


  • Participate in proposal review and risk assessment processes, providing input into the assessment of the eligibility and grants administration capacity of prospective grantees.
  • Analyze proposal budgets for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness.
  • Draft new grant agreements and amendments.
  • Ensure the smooth management of grants portfolio, including timely payments, quick response to grantee inquiries, and efficient problem-solving.
  • Maintain an up-to-date grant portfolio, sending all reminders, follow-ups, and closeouts. 
  • Approve grantee financial reports, payment requests, and conduct resolution of invoice review findings.
  • Facilitate grantees’ understanding of grant, reporting, and audit requirements.
  • Ensure that grants awarded are in compliance with US Government or other donor regulations and/or other special requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Advanced fluency in Russian and English languages required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • At least 2 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • Familiarity with or interest in Eurasia region.
    • Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • Legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • Ability to work with discretion.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Application instructions

To Apply:

*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org*

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Officer - Eurasia – Job #1629 in the subject line. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf

NED Careers page:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs

Date Posted: Wed, 01 Jun 2016

Program Specialist, Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations' Office of Senior Advisors seeks a Program Specialist in Washington DC.

Job Profile

The Program Specialist will contribute research and program support the Senior Advisor in the Office of Senior Advisors and the Special Advisor in the Office of the President of Open Society Foundations. The primary area of focus will be international democracy strengthening initiatives and civil society.  The Program Specialist should have an understanding and experience with global democracy development, human rights, and the policy-making process. 

The candidate should have a strong eye for detail and an ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, which involve numerous international partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Serving as the secretariat for the Civil Society Pillar of the Community of Democracies which requires acting as the point-of-contact between the US co-chairs of the Pillar, the international civil society members, and the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies; sharing and collecting information from the civil society members of the Pillar; managing membership of committee members; and planning and executing annual meetings of international civil society representatives;
  • Contributing to advocacy efforts by producing background research, organizing coalition work, and facilitating meetings on issues related to democratic governance and protecting civic space;
  • Conducting research for both long and short reports, issue briefs, academic articles, etc.;
  • Support the integration of OSF with the Chairman’s activities by tracking the Chairman’s schedule; maintaining a database of Chairman/OSF initiatives; and corresponding with internal and external actors on core OSF business
  • Support OSF’s engagement with the World Bank by scheduling and attending meetings; taking notes and maintaining correspondence with Bank interlocutors;
  • Managing shared calendars and databases;
  • Scheduling calls and meetings.


  • Advanced degree in foreign policy, development, law, or similar field, and one to three years of relevant experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills;
  • Highly organized;
  • Excellent listening and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences;
  • Experience working with international partners and knowledge of global civil society a plus;
  • Experience with legislative research;
  • High level of self-motivation and at ease working independently;
  • Poised, attentive to detail, and works well under pressure on a wide range of simultaneous tasks and projects;
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with senior management, co-workers and the partners;
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office;
  • Experience with multi-stakeholder organizations and/or democracy development and ability to communicate in multiple languages is a plus

Application instructions

*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org*

To apply, please see https://www.globaljobs.org/jobs/7049-washington-dc-open-society-foundations-program-specialist

Date Posted: Wed, 01 Jun 2016

Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming at Pitt's REES

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies is seeking an Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming.  This person will participate in the planning, development, and administration of international programming, major grants, and partnerships focused on the social sciences and professional fields such as law, business, public policy, the health sciences, and engineering.  The Assistant Director will also work with Pitt’s Study Abroad Office to develop new area-related programming, collaborate with other unit’s within Pitt’s University Center of International Studies to develop cross-regional initiatives, develop a speaker series and other public events related to the above-listed fields, and is the Center’s primary liaison with social science departments, professional schools and the public, private, and NGO sectors in Pittsburgh and the region.  This position is full-time.

For more information and access to the application portal, please click here. Questions can be directed to Dawn Seckler (Das200@pitt.edu).

Date Posted: Wed, 25 May 2016

Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Russian History and Politics

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian History and Politics to be filled by 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

About the Department: http://ccrs.ku.dk/about/

The tenure track is offered in the field of Russian history and politics. In assessing research qualifications emphasis will be placed on whether the applicant has conducted research and published in the field of contemporary Russian/Soviet history, preferably with a research focus on foreign politics, regional security politics and/or East European perspectives.

It is particularly important that the applicant have a solid command of Russian and is thus able to conduct contextually well-grounded analyses. Moreover, the research should document originality and innovative academic approaches.

The successful applicant should be able to teach courses and lessons in Danish or English on the general history of Eastern Europe, Russian history, contemporary Russian and East European politics and society, methods and theories of history and political science, and to supervise B.A.- and MA-level students within these fields. The applicant is expected to provide a statement of his/her academic and pedagogical approaches to university teaching.

Applicants with further qualifications and competencies relevant to other of the Department’s programmes will be preferred.

The position also involves outreach activities as well as a certain number of administrative duties.

The tenure-track assistant professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration, and also to secure funding for and manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, and participate in academic assessments.

A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors.

Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.

Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at this homepage:http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/ and http://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=819421

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have a PhD degree or its equivalent within the area advertised. Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can demonstrate teaching experience at university level.

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Documented competences in both of these main fields of activity, as well as the ability to reflect on them, will be weighted in the assessment process (see further below).

Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following academic and personal qualifications:

  • Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output, e.g. number of publications published in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with internationally recognized publishing houses.
  • The applicant’s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigour, thoroughness, and accuracy
  • Teaching qualifications. See also our Educational Charter athttp://www.humanities.ku.dk/about/vision_and_goals/educational_charter/
  • Experience and qualifications with regard to dissemination of research, knowledge-sharing and engagement with the wider public, the media and the world of politics
  • Documentation of possible administrative qualifications

Tenure-track assistant professors must hold an academic record demonstrating internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized potential to make a future impact.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory, but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be taken into account. Applicants’ outreach qualifications, including the ability to attract external funding, will also be considered.

Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to teach in Danish as well as interact with colleagues and students.

For further details about the qualification requirements for assistant professorships, please refer to the job structure for academic staff: http://ufm.dk/lovstof/gaeldende-love-og-regler/uddannelsesinstitutioner/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Ingolf Thuesen, e-mail: it@hum.ku.dk.


Applications must be submitted online in Adobe PDF or Word format. ZIP-files cannot be uploaded.

Please note that each field in the application form must contain a single file of max. 20Mb.

Please click on the “Apply online” icon at the bottom of the page.

The application must be written in English and must include the following enclosures:

  • Application letter/cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email address, telephone number and list of referees (maximum five names)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of involvement in organising research, establishment of research seminars, symposia and congresses, etc.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching).
  • Applicants may choose a maximum of five publications for assessment, of which at least two must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. At least two of these publications must have been published in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with internationally recognized publishing houses. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 5.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in English, German, French, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and (a lesser proportion of material in) Russian will be assessed.

All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.

Appointment procedure

After the application deadline, the Dean selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by email.

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR and Personnel Officer Mette Christensen, e-mail: vipadmin@hum.ku.dk.

Salary and conditions of employment

The post will be filled according to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual basis.  Compensation packages comprising a relocation bonus for international scholars and a special tax scheme are offered to researchers recruited abroad. As for the latter, see www.movingtodenmark.ku.dk

As a tenure-track assistant professor at the Faculty of Humanities you are offered a Start-up Package. See more at http://humanities.ku.dk/about/tenuretrack/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on what it is like working in Denmark before you apply for a position at the UCPH. See:http://ism.ku.dk/, http://workingconditions.ku.dk/ and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

The UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 CEST, 1 August 2016.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Date Posted: Mon, 23 May 2016

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Russian/ Soviet History since 1855, Yale University

The Yale University Department of History intends to make a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Russian/Soviet history since 1855, beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the entire modern period.  Applications are invited from historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. We welcome applications from historians who already hold teaching positions, as well as from recent PhDs and those who expect their PhD by the time of appointment.  

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women,  underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities.  Submit letter of application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading, and three letters of reference to https://apply.interfolio.com/35162. The review of applications will begin October 15, 2016.

For more information, please see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52943

Date Posted: Tue, 17 May 2016

Assistant Professor of Russian, Amherst College

The Amherst College Department of Russian invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2017. We are looking for a broadly-trained, theoretically-engaged scholar of Russian literature and culture. In addition to having a well-articulated research plan, the successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal-arts context.

Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and ten percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Our new colleague will teach two courses per semester, including all levels of Russian language and various aspects of Russia’s cultural legacy; contribute to the core curriculum of the department and the College’s liberal-arts curriculum; and advise undergraduate honors theses.  Amherst College is home to an internationally-renowned research institution, the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, and the department’s faculty regularly draws on its collections for teaching and research. The Center’s unique strengths lie in the visual and performing arts, the culture of modernism and the long twentieth century.  More information about the department is available at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/13477, and about the Center for Russian Culture at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/41771.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures in hand by the start of the appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required, and prior teaching experience is expected. Interested candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35265 a letter of application containing research and teaching statements, C.V., two course syllabi, a writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of candidates will begin on September 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by that date will receive full consideration. Questions about the search should be addressed to bwolfson@amherst.edu.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

Date Posted: Tue, 17 May 2016

Job Opening: Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian, Georgetown University

Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian- Georgetown University

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled.

Located at the heart of the campus, the Georgetown University Library welcomes one million visitors annually. Over one hundred librarians and staff provide innovative services and sustain collections of over 3.5 million volumes, which are available to the University’s 15,000 faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. A member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Washington Research Libraries Consortium, Georgetown University Library embodies the University’s mission as a “student-centered research university.”

Reporting directly to the Head of Collections, Research and Instruction the Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian will develop and manage research collections that that will support the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and other subject areas as assigned. Duties include but are not limited to:

Fostering the development and expansion of research and instruction activities to meet the information needs and support the research and curricular goals of the assigned liaison department(s).  Actual assignments, beyond CERES, will be made based on the needs of the University Library based on the successful candidate’s experience and interests. 

Working directly with students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, researchers, other University staff and administrators, University alumni, and members of the public. 


*       Masters in Library Science (MLS) accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent appropriate/equivalent advanced degree is required.


*       A second graduate degree in a European language is very strongly preferred but equivalent years of work and/or other equivalent expertise in this or other humanities or social science fields will be considered. 


*       Must possess knowledge of European languages & literatures and various related cultural/social studies fields. Demonstrated experience in research methodologies.


*       Reading fluency in Russian is required – oral fluency is preferred.


*       Two or more years of experience or training in the provision of public services (reference and instruction) in an academic or research library setting


*       Ability to work with diverse, research-oriented students and faculty

Other Skills:

Successful performance requires analytical ability, initiative, imagination, and excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as a broad-based interest in and current awareness of information technology applications for the delivery of library information.

Job Number: 20160352

Job Title: Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian - Lauinger Library

Department: Collections, Research, and Instruction

Date Posted: 05 MAY 2016

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.
Date Posted: Tue, 10 May 2016


Internships at the Global Grid

Internship opportunities include:

Assistant Editor
Business Development
Senior Editor
Social Media Coordinator

Applications close on Friday, July 15, 2016 (to start in early August). As an added bonus, all internships are available for academic credit upon request.

For more information, please see http://theglobalgrid.org/intern-join/ 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting Madeline Hornsey at hireme@theglobalgrid.org.

Since 2010, The Global Grid has offered localized and unique architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning and related news every weekday.The Global Grid uniquely publishes news specific to the town or city in which the author resides or is traveling. With a 150+ writer alumni, The Global Grid continues to grow as a destination for local environmental design news and perspectives.

Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2016

Intelligence Analysis Summer Intern Program, National Security Agency (NSA)

Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide innovative professional work experiences that are significant and meaningful to your career and academic goals, enable you to explore the fascinating and unique world of intelligence, and give you the opportunity to serve your country? Look no further than the National Security Agency (NSA).  NSA's Intelligence Analysis (IA) Summer Internship offers the opportunity for training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline. The IA Summer Internship offers full-time paid internships for undergraduate and master's degree students each year. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field. 

You Are Part Of The Team! One Mission One Team!
You will receive training and be part of the team from day one. You will be assigned a supervisor and mentor to help you quickly learn and acclimate. During your first two weeks on the team, you will participate in the IA Internship orientation to become familiar with various policies, practices, procedures and key players at NSA and the IC.  

Your Contribution to the Community/Mission
As an NSA summer intern, you will participate in training and an apprenticeship to senior NSA analysts on vital strategic intelligence targets pertaining to special and ongoing projects. The projects and the accompanying analysis supports NSA's effort to provide a complete SIGINT picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community (IC) members and partners.  

Specific skills obtained include:
- Gaining sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of modern digital communications, particularly in the context of mobile communication systems
- Implementing network structure analysis or Analyzing network structures
- Using advanced analytic tools and techniques
- Executing advanced query techniques 
- Gaining a working knowledge of the structure and processes of the IC by being immersed in signals intelligence/intelligence topics, projects, conferences, and meetings  
- Conducting independent and original research, and documenting and communicating findings to help satisfy customer requirements
- Applying logic, analysis, creativity, judgment and systematic approaches to gather, evaluate and use information/intelligence


- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance 
- Must be a full-time undergraduate student entering the final year of a degree program or a graduate level student 
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 preferred; Strong candidates with a slightly lower GPA will be considered on a case by case basis as space allows
- Must be available for the entire 12-week program
- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between May 2016 and March 2017
- Major studies areas of consideration:
o International Affairs/Politics/Relations
o Intelligence/Security Studies
o Regional Studies
o Decision/Information/Data Science
o Note: Majors/Minors/Certificate programs or multiple courses in computer science, networking, cyber security, physics, technology, telecommunications and geography areas are highly sought 
- Students attending schools designated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE) in National Security Studies and designated as IC Scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. IC CAE schools are listed on our Institutions Page.

Clearance/Security Requirements
Applicants will be processed for a security clearance, and will be required to pass a psychological exam, lifestyle and counter intelligence polygraph, drug screening test, and complete a comprehensive history form that documents your foreign travel, educational background and employment history, among other areas.

Application Deadline
Applications for the 2017 program are accepted 15 May - 15 October 2016.

The NSA internship is a PAID internship.  Students will earn a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.

Benefits and Housing 
Interns will receive the following benefits:
- Annual leave, sick leave and paid federal holidays 
- Participation in agency-wide extracurricular programs 
- Round trip airfare ticket to and from school, or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government-issued airline ticket for students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Ft. Meade, MD
- Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main HQs campus 
- Interns are  hired on a temporary appointment, and are not eligible for health insurance, life insurance, or Thrift Savings Plan benefits

Application instructions

*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org*

To apply, please see here.

Date Posted: Wed, 01 Jun 2016


Call for Applications - SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship & Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

Call for Applications

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship:

InterAsian Contexts and Connections

& Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

Applications due September 19, 2016

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its recently expanded and enhanced Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, funded with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Following on three successful grants cycles, through which more than fifty individual fellowships totaling nearly 2 million USD have been awarded, the SSRC is continuing its transregional grants program, offering a 2016 Junior Scholar grants competition and awarding approximately twenty grants of up to $45,000 to researchers in any world region. 

In addition, working closely with the CETREN Transregional Research Network at the University of Göttingen in Germany, the SSRC is pleased to offer a new category of fellowship in 2016 – the SSRC Global Summer Semester Residencyat the University of Göttingen (residency dates April 15, 2017–July 15, 2017).Note: this award is subject to final grant approval from the German Ministry of Education and Research.

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research, strengthening the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world, and developing new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies. These fellowships help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, up to five years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the fellowships will create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the grant period through intensive workshops and activities that promote transregional perspectives on individual campuses. The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship and Global Summer Semester Residency will thus provide promising scholars support at critical junctures in their careers, advance transregional research, and establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

The broad intellectual thrust of the fellowships will continue to be InterAsian Contexts and Connections, or the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. In addition, applications that explore the networks that connect Asia with Africa are encouraged for the 2016 awards cycle. Proposals should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples across the boundaries of regions and countries (such as religion, migration/diaspora, media, literature and other arts, shared access to natural resources, cultural and economic continua, and resource flows), those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements), and those that are situated at the nexus of the global/regional/local (such as youth culture, tourist arts, illicit flows).

Invitational priorities for the 2016–2017 Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship include:  

  • Afro-Asian Connections
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Religious Networks
  • Migration & Refugees
  • Resources & Archives

This does not preclude proposals on other topics.

Invitational priorities for the 2017 Global Summer Semester Residencies include:

  • Movements of Knowledge
  • Media, Migration, and the Moving Political
  • Religious Networks

This does not preclude proposals on other topics that engage with existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen.

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellows will be selected through a two-part application process. Upon review of the preliminary applications submitted in September, the Selection Committee will invite select applicants to submit full narrative proposals in fall 2016. Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2017, and fellowship funds can be disbursed flexibly over the sixteen month period between April 1, 2017 and August 1, 2018.

Global Summer Semester Residency fellowships will be awarded in fall 2016.

The application processes, eligibility criteria, and award amounts vary across competitions. Applications and additional fellowship details, including former fellows’ research abstracts and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website at:


For additional inquiries, please contact us at transregional@ssrc.org

Date Posted: Mon, 27 Jun 2016

NEH Summer Stipend Applications Due August 19

Request for Proposals:

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Awards 2017

Internal Limited-Submission Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

Learn more about NEH Summer Stipends at the IPRH website.

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES SUMMER STIPEND PROGRAM FOR SUMMER 2017. Successful applicants receive an outright award of $6,000 to support two continuous months of research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months, and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. (NEH Summer Stipends do not require cost sharing and do not include indirect costs.)

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars; organizations are not eligible to apply. Summer stipends support projects at any stage of development. The NEH invites projects related to its new initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which seeks to connect the study of the humanities to the current conditions of national life. Note that the Common Good initiative incorporates the Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service. In response to the destruction of cultural heritage materials worldwide, NEH also encourages applications for projects that study, document, or create digital representations of lost or imperiled cultural heritage materials. (Please review the NEH Summer Stipend guidelines for examples of projects that are not supported by the NEH.) Guidelines, along with FAQs, applications materials, and sample applications narratives can be found at:http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends.

Full-time faculty applicants must be nominated to the NEH by their home institutions, and only two nominations (at any rank) may be made to the NEH by each university. If you are a full-time faculty member, please do not submit an application directly to the NEH; you must apply first to the internal Urbana campus competition (procedures below). Only if you are selected as a campus nominee, can you proceed to apply to NEH. Campus nominees' applications will be due to NEH by September 29, 2016.


One digital copy of the application, consisting of:

  1. a project narrative (prepared exactly according to pages 7-9 of the NEH guidelines, and not to exceed three single-spaced pages);
  2. a 1-page bibliography; and
  3. a résumé of no more than two single-spaced pages (prepared according to pages 9-10 of the NEH guidelines)

must be submitted to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016. Send all materials as a Word attachment to iprh@illinois.edu. IPRH will review the submissions—with an ad hoc review panel—and make the nominations in early September 2016. N.B.: While letters of recommendation are not required for the internal campus competition, they are part of the NEH application. As the turnaround time for submission to NEH after the campus selection is complete is quite brief, IPRH recommends applicants apprise their potential referees of their interest in applying to NEH prior to the internal campus deadline.

Further information is available on the IPRH website and the NEH's Summer Stipends page.

Please be aware, also, that the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research typically offers summer grantwriting workshops for those preparing grant applications for the fall. Interested parties may contact Maria Gillombardo, Grants Management Assistant, OVCR, at gillomba@illinois.edu.


All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least three years immediately prior to the application deadline are also eligible. The summer stipends program accepts applications from individual researchers, teachers, or writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not. Applicants with college or university affiliations must, however, be nominated by their institutions.

Adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, and applicants with academic appointments that terminate by the summer of the award tenure members may apply directly to the NEH, by passing the internal campus nomination procedure, as may emeriti/retired faculty, independent scholars, and university staff who are not faculty members and who will not be teaching during the academic year preceding the award tenure; please consult the NEH website for details. Applicants who have satisfied all requirements for a degree but are awaiting its conferral may apply, but require additional documentation; see the NEH website for details.

Individuals who have held or been awarded a major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent within the last three academic years prior to the deadline are eligible to apply, but all things being equal, the program will give preference to applicants who have not received such support. (A "major fellowship or research grant" is a post-doctoral research award that provides a stipend of at least $15,000. Sabbaticals and grants from the individual's own institution, and stipends and grants from other sources supporting study and research during the summer, are not considered major fellowships.) If you have received any fellowships or research grants within the three years prior to the deadline, please indicate on your résumé the total amount of each award or grant.

For more information about the internal NEH Summer Stipends campus limited-submission competition, please contact Nancy Castro at ncastro@illinois.edu or 244-7913.

Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2016

Kennan Institute Title VIII Short-Term Grants Deadline Approaching - July 15!

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area.  Policy-relevant research is preferred.  Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of $3,200 for 31 days.  While the Kennan Institute cannot provide an office for Short-Term scholars, we do provide a carrel with a computer and internet access.  Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant.  There is no official application form for Short-Term Grants. The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project (including a title), curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Kennan Institute. Please note, the recommendation letters must be signed. Applicants should also state their citizenship status in their materials. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail. Please note that the letters of recommendation, if sent by email, must be sent directly from the referee and be a scan of a signed letter. Referees are also welcome to send their signed letters by fax or post.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their grant. Two rounds of competitive selection for Short-Term Grants will be held in 2016. The next deadline to apply for a Short-Term Grant is July 15, 2016.  Applicants will be notified of the competition results roughly seven weeks after the closing date. Awardees must provide at least one month notification before beginning their grant. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants. 

For more information, please see here.

Date Posted: Thu, 09 Jun 2016

American Councils Scholarships

This year, American Councils Study Abroad is pleased to announce two new scholarships available in addition to our Diversity Scholarship:

AC Language & Area Studies Expert Scholarship: Students who participate on consecutive summer area-studies programs and semester or academic year language immersion programs are eligible to apply for the American Councils Language & Area Studies Expert Scholarship. Applicants committed to studying language, culture, and contemporary issues are eligible to receive credit towards the cost of their second program.

AC Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship: In celebrating these program milestones, we encourage our alumni to return abroad. Past participants on American Councils Study Abroad programs are eligible to receive discounts on future study abroad programs beginning in the spring of 2017. Please contact outbound@americancouncils.org to learn more about alumni discounts.

All American Councils programs are uniquely designed to maximize participants’ language gain by combining intensive, small-group instruction with a rich array of immersion activities to ensure participants break out of the ‘study abroad bubble’ and truly engage with local communities. Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) fellowships for advanced language study, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.  Additionally, participants may be able to apply their awards from Boren, Gilman and FLAS to American Councils study abroad programs.

Current language offerings: Albanian, Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Bosnian, Buryat, Chechen, Georgian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki), Pashto, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek

For a complete list of American Councils Study Abroad programs and funding opportunities, please visit us at www.acStudyAbroad.org, or contact us at outbound@americancouncils.org. Applications for spring 2017 are due by October 15th.

Date Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016

Title VIII Research Scholar Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to eight consecutive months in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, and Ukraine.

Programs are available in*:

Albania Croatia Macedonia Serbia
Armenia Georgia Moldova Tajikistan
Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Montenegro Ukraine
Bosnia-Herzegovina Kosovo Russia**  
Bulgaria Kyrgyzstan Romania  

*Please not that Title VIII funding cannont be used in countries and regions under a U.S. government travel warning. For more information about current travel warnings, please visit the State Department website at www.travel.state.gov. Research Scholar applicants may only apply for research in a total of two countries maximum.

**Due to visa regulations, Research Scholar recipients to Russia are required to participate in four hours per week of Russian language tutorials in addition to their academic consultation with a faculty advisor (one hour per week) at their host universities. Language tutorials will provide proficient speakers an opportunity to edit Russian articles for publication, to develop lexica for new areas of study, or to refine advanced speaking and writing skills.

Award Components:
The total value of Title VIII Research Scholar fellowships, administered by American Councils, ranges from $5,000 to $25,000.

Application Requirements:
Scholars in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for the program. While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all funded research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the U.S. to better understand the region and formulate effective policies within it. All applicants should clearly describe the policy-relevance of their work, be it in anthropology, history, international relations, political science, or some other field.

For more information, please see http://researchfellowships.americancouncils.org/researchscholar

Date Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016

Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant

U.S. Department of State - Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant
Priority Campus Deadline(s): 6/29/2016
Note: For UIUC graduate students, the "priority deadline" is June 29, 2015 for applicants to receive early feedback on their application from the Office of External Fellowships and from multiple faculty members across campus. Graduate students missing this deadline will still receive feedback, but solely from the Office of External Fellowships, time permitting. All graduate students applying are therefore strongly encouraged to submit by the priority deadline so as to maximize the on-campus assistance available to them.
The Fulbright program offers grants for individuals to study or conduct research in approximately 140 countries. Applicants for these one-year grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, so applicants should familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • Applicants must hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent conferred before the start of the grant.
  • In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
  • Applicants must be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate from a physician.
  • Applicants must be proficient in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study.
Award amount:
  • Round-trip transportation to the host country.
  • Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs based on the cost of living in the host country.
  • Accident and sickness health benefits.
In some countries, grants may also include:
  • Book and research allowances.
  • Mid-term enrichment activities.
  • Full or partial tuition.
  • Language study programs.
  • Pre-departure and in-country orientations.
RECOMMENDED - "Priority" Deadline - June 29, 2015:
Students are encouraged to submit a priority application in order to receive feedback from both the Office of External Fellowships and relevant UIUC faculty and staff. All applicants should submit this application to the National & International Scholarship Program at the University of Illinois (see url below).
REQUIRED - Campus Deadline - September 1, 2015, at 12:00 Noon:
A complete Fulbright application must be submitted to the National & International Scholarships Program in order to be considered for a Fulbright. Fulbright requires an on-campus Review Committee to review and rate all applications that it endorses. A committee will evaluate applications based on a review of materials and an interview (often testing requisite foreign language skills). Applicants will be given feedback from the Review Committee, which may be used to revise the application prior to the final submission date.
REQUIRED - Final Submission Deadline - October 7, 2015, 5:00 PM
The applicant must submit their complete Fulbright application electronically, in addition to all of the required supporting documents. Applicants must also ensure that all letters of recommendation are submitted on time. An applicant pursuing a Fulbright grant to undertake research or coursework at an overseas university also must mail his/her admissions application to the university of choice by the admission deadline for that institution. Note that references for Academic Study/Research Grants
 require a different form than those for other research and study awards.
Final Stage: In late January, students are notified if their application has been recommended for forwarding by a national review panel to the various in-country panels. Finalists will be required to mail their official transcripts at that time. The in-country panels then review the finalist applications and further narrow the field. Some countries conduct telephone interviews of finalists, usually by early April. The National & International Scholarships Program will coordinate mock telephone interviews for those students called to an interview. Students are notified of their award status between March and June.
David Schug, Director

National and International Scholarships Program

Tel: 217-333-4710 

Email: topscholars@illinois.edu
Date Posted: Mon, 23 May 2016

2017-18 Fellowship Award, School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study

Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites between 20 and 25 scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in
economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2017-2018 the focus will be The Social Sciences in a Changing World. The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which opens June 1 and can be found, along with more information about the theme, at www.sss.ias.edu/applications.

Date Posted: Wed, 18 May 2016

Competition for AY2017-2018 Fulbright Student Fellowships in Bulgaria

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 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 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open. Competition Deadline is October 11, 2016, 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
Date Posted: Thu, 05 May 2016

Call for Submissions: 2016 AWSS Graduate Research Prize

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian studies by a woman or on a topic in Women's or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by either a woman or a man. Graduate students who are at any stage of master's or doctoral level research are eligible.

The grant can be used to support expenses related to completion of a thesis or dissertation, as well as travel, services, and/or materials. The award carries a cash prize of $1000.00. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. In addition to two letters of recommendation, please send a CV, a letter of application in which you outline how the money will be used and why it is necessary for progress on the project and, if appropriate, a list of archives and/or libraries or other research resources that you plan to use.

Completed submissions must be received by September 1, 2016. Please send them to Committee Chair, Sharon Kowalsky, Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M, Commerce: Sharon.Kowalsky@tamuc.edu

Date Posted: Thu, 14 Apr 2016

Post-Doc. Research Fellowship: "Ukrainian Research in Switzerland" (URIS)

The initiative "Ukrainian Research in Switzerland" (URIS) is calling for applications for the 2017 spring semester for the first URIS fellowship, which enables the recipient to spend six months researching at the University of Basel. The fellowship is open to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences whose research has the potential to make a substantial contribution to a better understanding of the history, society, politics and culture of Ukraine. The call for applications (in English and German) and further information are available at www.uris.ch. The deadline for applications is 1 May 2016.
Date Posted: Thu, 31 Mar 2016


CFP: UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies

Undergraduate students working in any relevant discipline are invited to submit their papers for consideration to the UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies.  All papers will be subject to peer review. 

The deadline to submit is October 10, 2016.  While the papers will be due in a few months, right now we need a preliminary headcount.  If you are planning to submit your paper, please email Prof. Yelena Furman with your name, preferred email, the title of your paper, and the name and email of your advisor: yfurman@humnet.ucla.edu

It is expected that you will work with your advisor between now and the submission deadline on revising your paper.  Please keep in mind that there is a large difference between a conference presentation and a written article.  Your papers should have a well-formulated and well-developed thesis, with plenty of textual evidence to back it up. When citing a non-English language source, please give the quote in English translation in the body and in the original Slavic language in the footnotes. The papers should be a maximum of 25 double-spaced pages and need to include footnotes and a bibliography (the page limit is inclusive of the bibliography/footnotes).  For the bibliography, please use the Chicago Manual of Style format (you can find a hard copy of CMS in your library and it’s also available online).

If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look at the journal:


Date Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2016

Call for Papers - Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana

The editors of “Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana” would like to invite you to take part in the project “Philias and phobias in the history of the Slavic world”.

In today's humanities, history of emotions is known to be an influential trend of increasing popularity. It focuses on people’s emotions in which it sees a source of  motivation for their actions in historical perspective. For the Slavic nations, whose political activity for a long time was far from being explicitly articulated because of their dependent status within different European empires, emotions were driving social forces, and it was them that formed socio-cultural values and determined historical choice of both individuals and societies in a given historical situation. The journal “Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana” (http://slavica-petropolitana.spbu.ru/en/) is planning to publish a collection of papers devoted to such emotional aspects of Slavic history. The focus would be on social and cultural philias and phobias that existed within the Slavic world, on what the Slavs were afraid of, and on what they are fond of. Within the subjects a broad and unexpected statement of a question would be possible, including attempts of defining political, social and cultural fears/preferences, as well as case studies from the field of ethnography and historical psychology.

The project is planned for the the next number of the journal that is to be published in 2016. Please send your preliminary applications or suggestions to a.filushkin@spbu.ru (Alexander Filyushkin, Editor-in-Chief), or to aljimov@mail.ru (Denis Alimov, Secretary of the Editorial Board) so that the editors may coordinate the scope of subjects with authors.

Articles should be no longer than 6,000 words, or 40,000 characters. Please do not forget to supply your paper with a summary in English (if your paper is written in English, the summary will be translated into Russian), a list of key words of your article, and a list of bibliography. The detailed instruction is available here: http://slavica-petropolitana.spbu.ru/en/to-the-authors.html

The editors of “Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana” would like to receive your contributions by September 30, 2016.

You may also send any questions concerning the project to the same e-mail addresses.

Date Posted: Tue, 14 Jun 2016

Call for Submissions: 2016 AWSS Graduate Essay Prize

AWSS invites submissions for the 2016 Graduate Essay Prize. The prize is awarded to the author of a chapter or article-length essay on any topic in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a woman, or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies written by a woman or a man. This competition is open to current doctoral students and to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2015-2016. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written during the academic year 2015-2016. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated). Completed submissions must be received by September 1, 2016. Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee as email attachments. Please address any questions to the chair of the prize committee.

Karen Petrone, Committee Chair
Professor of History
University of Kentucky

Professor Adrienne Harris
Associate Professor of Russian
Baylor University

Professor Amy Randall
Associate Professor of History
Santa Clara University

Date Posted: Wed, 18 May 2016

CFP: "Ritual and Historiography in the Middle Ages"

The Department of History and the “Religion and Politics Cluster of Excellence” at the University of Münster announce a conference:

Ritual and Historiography in the Middle Ages

March 31-April 2, 2017

Keynote Speakers: Rosamond McKitterick (University of Cambridge) and Eric Palazzo (Université Poitiers)

Call for Papers:

The past few decades, and especially the past few years, have seen a significant rise in scholarship on medieval Christian liturgy. No longer the esoteric domain of liturgists alone, the rites of the church are increasingly treated by scholars from a broad range of disciplines—including history, religion, literature, anthropology, art history, musicology, and theology—as an indispensable source for the study of medieval society and culture. This conference aims to contribute to the growing discourse by bringing together an international group of scholars to discuss the connection between religious rituals and the writing of history in medieval Europe, Byzantium, the Near East and beyond.   

Historiography in the Middle Ages was normally a clerical practice. From Aachen to Kiev to Constantinople, generations of bishops and monks wrote and rewrote, copied and recopied, the political and sacred histories of their respective communities.  These same bishops and monks also devoted their lives to performing liturgical rites: day after day, morning, evening and night, they served and sang the holy rituals.  Medieval clerics, in other words, spent their lives praying sacred narratives about ancient communities: the Israelites, Christ and the Apostles, the emperor Constantine and empress Helena, to name only a few. The question the conference will explore is how these services and sacred myths influenced the construction of history in Christian centers throughout Europe and the Mediterranean world.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the relationship between church books and history books; liturgy and the making of a past; ritual and cultural memory; liturgy and mythmaking; politics and ritual; and liturgical manuscripts as a historical source.  

Digital humanists/historians and scholars working on similar themes in non-Christian traditions are also encouraged to apply.  The working language of the conference will be English.

Please send your proposals of 300-500 words, including a brief resume, toritualandhistory@gmail.com. Any questions may be directed to Sean Griffin by email at sdgriffi@gmail.com.

Important Dates

August 1, 2016: Deadline for submission of proposals

September 1, 2016: Approval of proposals

March 1, 2017: Final deadline for submission of papers


Sean Griffin

VolkswagenStiftung Visiting Fellow, Department of History, University of Münster

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Russian, Dartmouth Society of Fellows

Funding for the conference has been generously provided by the VolkswagenStiftung and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Hotel accommodations and some meals will be provided. Limited travel funds may also be available for junior scholars.  

Date Posted: Thu, 28 Apr 2016

CFP: Alternative Religiosities in the Soviet Union and the Communist East-Central Europe: Formations, Resistances and Manifestations

for the topical issue of Open Theology journal
Alternative Religiosities in the Soviet Union and the Communist East-Central Europe:
Formations, Resistances and Manifestations
Open Theology (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue "Alternative Religiosities in the Soviet Union and the Communist East-Central Europe: Formations, Resistances and Manifestations", under the general editorship of Dr. Rasa Pranskevičiūtė and Dr. Eglė Aleknaitė (Vytautas Magnus University).
After the boom of traditional religions (i. e. prevailing national religions or those that have a relatively long history in a particular country) and alternative religious movements (i. e. religious movements that offer an alternative to the traditional religion(s) in a particular country) in post-communist/post-socialist countries, the religion(s) of this area have gained increasing scholarly attention. Research on the religious situation during the prior communist/socialist period is primarily focused on restrictions placed on traditional religions and their survival strategies, while the corresponding phenomena of the alternative religious of that time still lack proper analysis.
The special issue invites papers that address alternative religiosities in the communist/socialist countries up to 1990. Due to Soviet control, they mostly existed underground and could remain only if expressed clandestinely. Beside the officially-established Soviet culture, connected with the Communist Party's aim to control all aspects of the public sphere, there was an unofficial cultural field that was very receptive to the arrival, formation, spread and expressions of diverse alternative religiosities and spiritualities. The disappointment with the existing narrowness of the official communist ideology and the loss of the absolute allegiance to it led to the formation and rise of unofficial socio-cultural alternatives within the system. The underground activities, including access to alternative spiritual and esoteric ideas and practices, generally existed in parallel, or even jointly, with the official culture and institutions.
We invite religious scholars, historians, anthropologists, as well as authors representing other disciplines, to submit both empirical and theoretical papers including, but not limited to the following topics:
-Networks and inter-community connections
-Flows of ideas within the Soviet Union and communist East-Central Europe and from the outside
-Centers and peripheries of the milieu of alternative religiosity in the region
-Politics and actions of the regime towards alternative religiosity
-Restrictions, repressions and survival strategies of practitioners of alternative religiosity
-Milieu of alternative religiosity as a space of resistance
-Relationships of communities of alternative religiosity with dominant religious traditions
-Theoretical frameworks and methodological problems in research on alternative religiosities within the Soviet Union and the communist East-Central European region
Authors publishing their articles in the special issue will benefit from:
-transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review
-efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter  Open’s e-technology,
-no publication fees,
-free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.
Submissions are due July 20, 2016. To submit an article for the special issue of Open Theology, authors are asked to access the on-line submission system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/openth/
Please choose as article type: “Special Issue Article: Alternative Religiosities”.
Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s23006579_Instruction_for_Authors.pdf
All contributions will undergo critical review before being accepted for publication.
Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Dr. Rasa Pranskevičiūtė at Rasa.Pranskeviciute@degruyteropen.com or Dr. Eglė Aleknaitė at ealeknaite@yahoo.com. In case of technical questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyteropen.com
Date Posted: Thu, 14 Apr 2016

ESSA Book and Article Prize, 2016

The Early Slavic Studies Association (ESSA) announces its prizes for best monograph and best article in the field of Early Slavic Studies for 2016. The prize committee is also willing to consider a special award for best translation of primary source material in the field, to be awarded at the committee's discretion.

Books and peer-reviewed articles published between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2016 are eligible for the award. The committee will accept nominations and self-nominations. To make a nomination, please contact the Book Prize committee chair here. Nominated works should be written in, or translated into, English.

Deadline for nominations: 1st September, 2016.

Nominated authors must be members in good standing of the ESSA. Please contact our secretary,Cynthia M. Vakareliyska, to confirm your eligibility.

Date Posted: Thu, 14 Apr 2016

CFP: "Displacement" (Special Issue of Signs)

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society invites submissions for a special issue titled “Displacement,” slated for publication in spring 2018.

The current refugee crisis gives new urgency to questions of gendered displacement. The United Nations’ most recent statistics place the number of registered Syrian refugees at 4.7 million, 50.7 percent of whom are women and over half of whom are children under eighteen. During the same period, tens of thousands of Central American women and children have crossed the Rio Grande into the United States. Feminists have already responded to concerns about sexual violence in refugee camps and during refugees’ journeys and to the gendered response to the crisis on the part of receiving states (i.e., demographic concerns surrounding gender ratios of migrants admitted). What are the larger questions of “displacement” that require an interdisciplinary and transnational feminist lens?

This special issue of Signs seeks submissions reflecting multifaceted, innovative, and interdisciplinary approaches to the question of displacement, as well as the potential for attention to displacement to address and transform central questions in feminist theory, including how feminists approach larger questions of space, place, and subjectivity. Feminist scholars have a long history of engagement with the question of displacement; across disciplines, feminist scholars have described, theorized, and critiqued gendered forms of displacement and how these displacements have shaped and reshaped geopolitics, national borders, political discourses, narrative form, and ethnic and racial formations both contemporarily and historically. Questions of place and belonging have long been at the heart of cultural work in literature, theater, visual culture, and the arts. We invite submissions on the theme of displacement widely conceived and at multiple scales—the subjective, the family, the city; regional, national, transnational, and global.  Possible subjects include:

How humanitarian and state responses to displaced persons depend on, reinforce, or transform gendered, racial, and sexual norms.
Visual and narrative representations of displacement in relation to gendered and racialized subjectivities.
Cultural representations of displacement, migration, belonging, and exile. Critical and historical investigations and comparisons of feminist ideas of these subjects.
Reverberations of historical displacements in the contemporary world.
Claims to space and place as forms of resistance to displacement or as the basis for social movements (i.e., landless movements, right to the city).
Dispossession and displacement as central to neoliberalism, capitalist development, colonization, and slavery. How are dispossession and displacement related?
How experiences of displacement reshape constructions of “home” or the nation.
Critical assessments of homophobic and gender-based violence as sources of displacement.
Gendered figurations of internally and externally displaced persons as threats to national sovereignty or borders. The production of new forms of intimacy through displacement or the creation of new social movements through and in response to displacement.
The way that ethical norms and perspectives ignore or undervalue the importance of gender and gendered perspectives with regard to displacement.
Pieces that critically examine or call into question distinctions between migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons are also welcome.

Signs particularly encourages transdisciplinary and transnational essays that address large questions, debates, and controversies without employing disciplinary or academic jargon. We welcome essays that make a forceful case for why displacement demands a specific and thoughtfully formulated interdisciplinary feminist analysis and why it demands our attention now.  We seek essays that are forceful, passionate, strongly argued, and willing to take risks.

The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2016. Denise Horn, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Simmons College, and Serena Parekh, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University, will serve as guest editors of the issue.

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically through Signs’ Editorial Manager system at http://signs.edmgr.com and must conform to the guidelines for submission available at http://signsjournal.org/for-authors/author-guidelines/.


Date Posted: Thu, 31 Mar 2016

CFP: Society for Romanian Studies 2016 Graduate Student Essay Prize


The Society for Romanian Studies is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian subject.  The 2016 prize, consisting of $300, will be presented at the ASEEES National Convention in Washington, DC.  The competition is open to current M.A. and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2015–2016.  If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written in 2015–2016.  If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents.  Essays/chapters should be between 25 and 50 pages double spaced, including reference matter.  Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable if accompanied by a description of the panel and the candidate's conference paper proposal.  Candidates should clearly indicate the format of the essay submitted.  If you have questions, contact the chair of the committee, Dr. Peter Gross at Gross, at pgross@utk.edu.
Please send electronically a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the four members of the Prize Committee below.  Submissions must be sent no later than July 1, 2016.
Chair of the committee:
Dr. Peter Gross
School of Journalism and Electronic Media
College of Communication and Information
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Prof. Margaret Beissinger
Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Prof. R. Chris Davis
Department of History and Humanities
Lone Star College – Kingwood
Kingwood, TX
Prof. univ. dr. Diane Vancea
Prorector Dezvoltare instituțională, relația cu mediul economic și comunitatea locală
Universitatea Ovidius din Constanţa 
Constanţa, Romania
Date Posted: Thu, 31 Mar 2016

CFP: ‘Eurasia and Silk Road in Glocal Perspective’, Cambridge, UK, 3 May 2016

Cambridge Central Asia Forum and Centre for Development Studies of the
University of Cambridge in conjunction with VerusScript Publishers are
organising a workshop titled ‘Eurasia and Silk Road in Glocal
Perspective’. This workshop will consider global and local aspects of
Eurasian regional projects. We invite papers which consider the
processes unfolding in greater Eurasian space in the view of the
recently-launched projects of Eurasian Economic Union and Silk Road
Economic Belt. Papers with sectoral or sub-regional focus that engage
with below broader themes of Eurasian research are welcome.

Theme I: Imagining Eurasia/Silk Road in a global context

The papers will consider how elites of Eurasian regional project
envisage the role of Eurasia in a global perspective. In particular, the
papers will consider local elites relate the concept of Eurasia to the
artefacts of today’s globalized world. The papers will look into the
question of what kind of relations the idea of Eurasia/Silk Road
envisages for such concepts as modernity, nation, state, and
international development; notions of diplomacy and soft power will
feature here. We are particularly interested in discussing how the
proposed Eurasian area will fit into the world economic and political

Theme II: Performing Eurasia in European and Global context
We invite papers which will consider if and how the countries of Eurasia
act as one actor in their interaction with the structures of global
governance. The papers will trace how policy-makers of these regions
build relations with structures of global governance (WTO, World Bank,
EBRD, IMF) and other regional blocs (EU, Latin America, ASEAN, BRICS).
The papers will consider the question of what kind of relations between
the different actors is possible as well as imaginable.

Theme III: Performing Eurasia in Asian Context
Eurasia is often depicted as an entity stretching and striving from the
East to the West. The panel will consider an often ignored axis of
North/South relationship given strong interests of various regional
powers. The panel will address this issue by inviting papers which would
outline views towards Eurasian countries by such countries as Turkey,
Iran, India, Middle East and Gulf States.

Theme IV: Performing Eurasia in the local context
The panel will consider the effects of Eurasian regionalism on local
conditions. In particular, it will analyse the concept of Eurasia in
formal and informal social practices, such as business practices,
transport, cross-border trade, survival strategies, media landscape,
education, advertising, fashion, etc.  We will invite papers from
various humanities disciplines, e.g. anthropologists, economists,
business and media scholars.

Interested applicants are invited to submit 300-word abstract together
with their short bio to the e-mail caf@devstudies.cam.ac.uk by 4 April
2016. The workshop will be held on 3 May 2016 in Cambridge.  Selected
papers will be invited for review for publication in the inaugural
issues of Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies.

Date Posted: Thu, 31 Mar 2016

Conferences & Workshops

CFP: AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference 2016

AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference
October 7-8, 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film, music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual conference of the Wisconsin chapter of AATSEEL (The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2016. 

Recent conference programs are available on the AATSEEL-WI website at http://slavic.lss.wisc.edu/new_web/?q=node/7

This year's keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Olga Maiorova (University of Michigan).

To present a paper at the AATSEEL-WI conference, please submit a proposal by August 31, 2016.

A complete proposal consists of: 
1. Author's contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, telephone, and email).
2. Paper title
3. 300-500 word abstract
4. Equipment request (if necessary) 

Please send proposals by email to: Melissa Warner, mmwarner@wisc.edu 

Please include “AATSEEL-WI” in the subject line of your email. All submissions will be acknowledged and considered, and all applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals no later than September 15.

Date Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2016

CFP: IN MEDIA RES: Intermediality and the Borders of 20th Century Culture. Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference (Princeton, October 20-22, 2016)


In Media Res: Intermediality and the Borders of 20th Century Culture

Princeton University, October 20-22, 2016

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Organized by:

Princeton University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Keynote Speaker: Cristina Vatulescu (New York University)

In Media Res is a three-day conference that will investigate the interconnections between intermediality and various modes of crossing spatial and conceptual boundaries in literature, film, performance, visual and digital media. The conference is focused on Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian cultures covering a historical period from the 1900s to 2000s.

Starting from the 20th century, the notion of linguistic and literary translation has been extended to the vast movement of people across national and political borders, confronting different cultures, traditions, and languages on an unprecedented scale. These encounters of various geographies are paralleled by the interaction between various media. By intermediality we understand artistic, cultural, and critical configurations that bring to the fore the relationship of material to media in contemporary aesthetic production.

When geographical and media borders are crossed and redefined, the space outlined by the artist functions as a locus in which the spectator becomes aware of the existence of both medium and space as such. In response to intrusion, be it in the form of physical movement across national and geographical borders or in the shape of radical artistic experimentation, culture reacts in a number of ways. The spectrum of cultural and ideological reactions varies from the reinforcement of censorship and normalization to innovation and production of new artistic forms and experiences. It is the dynamics between transgression and appropriation, expansion and fixation, dialogue and mediation that this conference aims to explore. 

We invite submissions for the following five main areas of inquiry and provide a short selection of sample topics in each field:

-       Literature of Displacement, or Emigration as Literary Technique

      Migrant plots in the Soviet and Post-Soviet novel

      The porous borders of genre: diary, reportage, novel

      Traveling tropes: The afterlife of Romantic idioms in Socialist literature

-       Echo Chamber, or A Century of Music Exchange between East and West

      Musical festivals as venues for artistic exchange and ideological negotiation

      Eastern European music on the Hollywood screen

      Russian musicians go West: Grebenshchikov, Kurekhin, Mamonov

-       Cinema and Space, or Cinematic Geographies of Socialism and Post-Socialism

      Cinematic visions of urban space: The City Symphony

      Mapping out the new world: Constructions of the State in film after 1991

      Camera travelogues

-       Palimpsest of Forms, or Dialogue and Appropriation between Media

      Photographic collage and remediation: Rodchenko, Klutsis, Koretsky

      Painting and Film: Moving images

      Experimentation and breaking out from the canon in Eastern European visual arts

-       Digital Migration, or Crossing Boundaries between Analogue and Digital

      Hypertext Fiction

      Data as Art/Art as Data

      Archives and the Digital Afterlife of Culture

The concept of intermediality opens a vast space for discussion, intervention, and scholarly experimentation. The suggested topics are meant to help orient our potential speakers but not to limit their submissions to the themes indicated above. We encourage proposals engaged with problems of translation and interpretation, contamination and exchange in different media and art forms.


The goal of the conference is to provide graduate students with the chance to present their work to senior scholars in the field and to receive as much constructive feedback as possible. All papers will be made available in advance through the conference website. Presenters will be given 10-15 minutes to deliver their papers, followed by commentary by the panel discussant and then open discussion. In addition to presentations by graduate students, the first day of the conference will feature a roundtable with scholars from Humboldt University and Princeton University sharing their work on questions of literary and cultural translation.

The conference is hosted by the Princeton Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in collaboration with the Institut für Slawistik at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. The working language of the event is English.

Submission Details

We welcome submissions from graduate students across disciplines working on 20th and 21st century Russian, Slavic, East European, and Eurasian cultures. Please submit abstracts (300 words or less) to princeton.slavic.conference@gmail.com for Massimo Balloni and Natalia Klimova. In addition, please attach a short CV including current departmental affiliation, name, and e-mail. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2016. Please submit all files as Word documents.

We will be able to provide travel subsidies for the conference participants, as well as lodging for the nights of October 19, 20, and 21.

Any questions should be addressed to princeton.slavic.conference@gmail.com

Date Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2016

Call for Papers: Central Slavic Conference 2016

Call for Papers

October 21-23, 2016

St. Louis, Missouri

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 21-23, 2016.

Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies).  Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer at CentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than August 1, 2016.  Early proposals are encouraged.  All proposals should include:

  • Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information;
  • For individual paper / poster presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
  • For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
  • For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.

For the first time ever, the CSC will dedicate a separate portion of the conference to undergraduate research presentations.  Faculty are encouraged to support conference proposals from undergraduate students for this new section of the conference.   Limited funding is available to provide graduate and undergraduate students with travel stipends. 

Charles Timberlake Memorial Symposium

Now a regular part of the CSC program, the symposium is dedicated to the memory and scholarly interests of longtime CSC member Charles Timberlake. Those interested in participating should contact symposium coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier at CentralSlavic@outlook.com.

Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize

Students who present at the CSC Annual Meeting are invited to participate in the Charles Timberlake Graduate Paper Prize competition.  Dedicated to the memory of Professor Timberlake as a teacher and mentor, the prize carries a cash award.


CSC registration and hotel reservation information will be available on the CSC website: http://www.slu.edu/international-studies-program/central-slavic-conference.  

Date Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2016


Call for Papers:  AATSEEL annual conference (San Francisco, February 2-5, 2017)
The AATSEEL Call for Papers is now available:  http://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main
Beginning in 2017, the AATSEEL conference will no longer meet concurrently with the annual convention of the Modern Language Association and will be held February 2nd through February 5th, 2017 at the Parc 55 hotel in downtown San Francisco, California.In addition to scholarly panels, participants will have the chance to attend advanced seminars, roundtables, workshops and other special events.  
New for 2017 are the addition of panel streams to the conference program. See the separate call for papers or website (http://www.aatseel.org/program/stream-topics-2017/) for more details.
The AATSEEL conference is a forum for exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy.  The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2017 Conference.  The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy and second language acquisition, in addition to literature, cinema, and culture.
Please submit your proposals by April 15, 2016 for early consideration (the final submission deadline is July 1, 2016).  For more information, visit the AATSEEL website: http://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main. All proposals must be made through the online submission process - no emailed proposals will be accepted.
Date Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016

Summer/ language Opportunities

Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) at Georgia State University (Atlanta)

Are you looking for engaging and accessible professional development opportunities for language teachers this summer? The Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) at Georgia State University in Atlanta now offers four 3-day workshops each July. Spaces are still available for 2016 offerings: 

- Teaching Heritage Language Learners: Needs and Networks (Amanda Lanier Temples, July 7-9)

- Technology for Language Teaching (Trish Nolde, July 11-13)

- Developing Materials and Incorporating Realia (Viviana Cortes, July 14-16)

- Culture in the Language Classroom (Paula Garrett-Rucks, July 18-20)

Register at: http://cultr.gsu.edu/initiatives/professional-development/2016-summer-professional-development-workshops/. Cost: $150 for first workshop, $100 for each additional. On-campus housing available at $35/night. Contact cultr@gsu.edu with further questions.

Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2016

SEELRC Summer Institute at Duke

The SLAVIC AND EURASIAN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER at DUKE UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce its Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing:

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer institute from August 10-12 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages. The institute will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

The institute will include presentations by speakers from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, and other leading institutions on topics including:

**Teaching language and culture through film
**Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
**The use of technology in the language classroom
**Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
**Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
**Multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion in Slavic studies
**Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
**The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
**Popular culture and language instruction
**Web resources for Slavic and East European language teachers

The final day of the institute will be devoted to a workshop on Russian language proficiency testing conducted by a leading Russian language proficiency test developer who is a TRKI [тестирование русского как иностранного] examiner. TRKI is the Russian Federation language proficiency testing system for five areas of linguistic competence (aural comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar/lexicon) developed and administered by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and is the Russian component of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe.

Cost: There are NO registration or tuition fees to attend the SEELRC Summer Institute. Any participant may attend one or both sessions. However, participants must pay for their own travel expenses, accommodations, and food. Lunches and one dinner will be provided. Depending on the availability of funds, SEELRC may award partial stipends to defray travel costs to qualified applicants.

Lodging: SEELRC staff will assist participants in making housing arrangements. Accommodations will be within walking distance of the Duke campus.
Attendance for the summer institute is limited to 20 people.

Interested language instructors should contact Michael Newcity at mnewcity@duke.edu for further information.

Date Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016

Master of Global Public Policy Program in Moscow

The Master of Global Public Policy program in Moscow is now recruiting its third cohort of students for the coming fall. The deadline for international student applications is July 15.

Our current students represent 15 countries besides Russia and come from Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. In addition to a very low tuition ($5,000 per year), substantial partial scholarships are available for top candidates, as is low-cost on-campus housing for admitted students.

The MGPP Program Director is a former dean at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) from 1985 to 2007. The faculty is drawn from the US, UK, Russia, France, Brazil, Canada, among other countries. They hold doctorates from Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Birmingham, Columbia, Indiana, Sao Paulo, Queens's, and Zurich universities.

Moscow offers a rich and varied setting for international students, whose numbers are growing rapidly. Students also have an opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of the partner schools: Sciences Po, Bocconi University, and Tsinghua University.

Program's location within the Russian Presidential Academy (RANEPA) indicates its status as a program at the highest level of excellence within Russia, but it functions as an independent academic institution with full freedom of inquiry and no supervision or oversight by government authorities.

MGPP seeks bright and motivated students from varied backgrounds, and the program may be particularly appropriate for Russian Studies graduates who want to add to their credentials the analytical and management skills which are taught in the program.

For more information, please see http://www.ranepa.ru/eng/admissions/master-of-global-public-policy

Date Posted: Mon, 16 May 2016

Summer School of Slavonic Languages in Olomouc, Czech Republic

From July 22 to August 21 2016 the Summer School of
Slavonic Languages in Olomouc will be held. Summer School is designed for
foreigners interested in the Czech language and other Slavonic languages
of all ages and any levels of knowledge of the Czech. The lessons are
complemented with cultural events, theatre workshop, exhibition of the
Moravian folklore music and dance, film club, weekend trips to famous and
popular places around Moravia and Bohemia.

More detailed information is available at http://lsss.upol.cz/en/summer-school-slavonic-languages.

Contact lsss@upol.cz with any questions.

Date Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016

Tallinn Summer School (Estonia)

This year Tallinn University’s International Summer School celebrates its 11th birthday, and we are delighted to invite your students to take part. Tallinn Summer School 2016 takes place from July 11th to July 29th and the programme includes 17 courses in various fields.
Tallinn Summer School offers language courses, creative workshops, courses in humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and IT. One of the special guest lecturers will be Philip Langeskov from the United Kingdom, a short story writer whose fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb and appeared in The Best British Short Stories 2011 & 2014. There will also be a unique opportunity to discover Russia by taking a 3-day Volga river cruise.
The registration deadline is May 15. Further information about Tallinn Summer School can be found on our webpage:http://summerschool.tlu.ee/
Enquiries should be addressed to tss@tlu.ee
Date Posted: Thu, 31 Mar 2016