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Business and Human Rights Internship (Uzbek/Russian) - Human Rights Watch (Washington, D.C.)

The intern will assist the Division’s Senior Researcher/Advocate on International Financial Institutions by undertaking research, analysis, and outreach tasks in the context development and human rights, including projects related to the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs). The intern will also have the opportunity to expand their understanding of development and the international human rights field through collaboration with the rest of the BHR team.


Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Center for Political-Military Analysis Internships -- Hudson Institute (Remote)

The Center seeks non-resident (“telecommuting”) interns year-round to help research and analyze a variety of foreign, defense, intelligence, and homeland security/counterterrorism policy issues. Interns may work full-time or part-time. They receive assignments, conduct research and analysis, and submit contributions via the Internet. Internships may last from four weeks to six months, with the option to renew.


Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Central and Eastern Europe Intern/Project Assistant Position - National Democratic Institute (Washington, D.C.)

The job entails gathering reports from various news sources on the countries of the CEE region, drafting cover memos and editing regular field reports, proposals, and other documents as needed; preparing program briefing materials for NDI trainers and field representatives; assisting with administrative tasks such as scanning, photocopying, and preparing for seminars; contributing research on subjects such as civic education/organizing, NGO development and political party building.


Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Eastern Europe and Russia Internship - Hudson Institute (Washington, D.C.)

Hudson Institute’s Europe team is growing and dynamic, and is looking for an intern to assist with research projects on Russia and Eastern Europe. It is an exciting opportunity to develop research skills and to assist with writing and research projects on an array of issues including corruption, Russian and Ukrainian politics, local civil societies, propaganda, and US-Russia relations. This position is unpaid. 



Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Eurasia and South Asia Program Assistant Position - Center for International Private Enterprise (Washington, D.C.)

The Program Assistant, Eurasia and South Asia will have the responsibility of providing administrative support to the CIPE team working on programs in Afghanistan, South Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. The position requires a dedication to assisting a large team and its programs, including staff in Washington DC, several field offices, and multiple international consultants. The position will entail a support role to the Deputy Regional Director and the Regional Director.


Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

European Study Center Program Assistant Position - University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX)

The European Study Center Program Assistant provides guidance and counsel to both University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and non-UIW students designed to assist them in making decisions associated with their academic and/or career experiences. This role assesses individual situations and circumstances and creates, implements and monitors recommendations that meet student needs. This role ensures compliance with all associated policies, rules and regulations.



Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Executive Director Position - U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce (Houston, TX)

The Executive Director of the U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce (USRCC) is appointed by and reports to the Board of Directors, and is an ex-officio (non-voting) member of the Board. The Executive Director is responsible for management and operations of USRCC and nearly 100 members in the U.S., Europe, and Russia.



Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Social Science Postdoctoral Fellow & Visiting Lecturer Positions - Russian Studies Workshop, Indiana University

The Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies invites applications for two Postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowships begin either January 1, 2017 or August 1, 2017, depending on the applicant’s schedule, and are for up to three academic semesters, until June 1, 2018. Applications from Social Science disciplines (including History) are welcome, and citizens of the Russian Federation are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have active research programs on Russian politics (domestic or foreign) and/or society while contributing to disciplinary debates. Requirements: Each fellow will teach two courses during the fellowship period. Fellows are expected to maintain a vigorous research program during the fellowship, contribute to the development of a biweekly Russian Studies Workshop (RSW), and actively participate in the RSW. Fellows are required to be in residence in Bloomington, Indiana.



Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Position in Russian (Saint Louis University)

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks an energetic scholar for a full-time non-tenure track position in Russian in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures with a specialization in Russia’s long twentieth century and with a strong preference for a focus on post-Soviet culture. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native command of Russian and English and must demonstrate an ability to teach Russian language at all undergraduate levels based on experience teaching Russian at a North American university. The candidate will have a Ph. D. in Slavic languages and literature, preferably by the time of the appointment in August 2017. Advanced knowledge of a second Slavic language and evidence of professional engagement with digital humanities or technology-enhanced learning are also highly desirable.
The candidate will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, to develop courses that can be cross-listed with other disciplines, to advise undergraduate majors and minors, and to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Russian and East European Area Studies program.
To receive full consideration for this position with a 3/3 teaching load, a complete application including curriculum vitae, cover letter, 4 letters of recommendation (one of which must address your language teaching), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a writing sample must be submitted online at https://jobs.slu.edu by December 16, 2016.
Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES convention in Washington, D.C. (November 2016) and by Skype.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

Position posting here: (https://jobs.slu.edu/postings/11492)
Date Posted: Mon, 28 Nov 2016

Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies, University of Arizona

Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies, University of Arizona


Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, tenure-track, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arizona.  We seek a specialist in Russian literature and culture (period open) with an innovative research agenda and strong teaching record.  Ability and willingness to teach at all levels:  Russian literature, language and culture, as well as general education courses.  Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary interests, particularly in digital humanities, preferred.  Tenure-track faculty are expected to teach two courses per semester, maintain an active research agenda, and perform appropriate service. This position would begin on August 14, 2017.

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its triple-track Russian major and contribution to the University's general education mission, maintaining the excellence of its MA program, and engaging the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.

The candidate will contribute to the department's mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives, expanding and supporting community and business partnerships, and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.

This is a full-time and benefits-eligible position.  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016. For more information about the department and school: http://sillc.arizona.edu/. To apply for this position: http://uacareers.com/postings/13605

Date Posted: Wed, 16 Nov 2016



ANAMED Fellowships 2017-18 (Koç University, Istanbul)

Koç University invites applications for PhD, Post-Doctoral, and Senior Fellowships at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). Opportunities include regular fellowships for support of residential and a few non-residential scholars for the full academic year. Several short-term fellowships for individual or group projects with durations between 2 weeks and 2 months are available for post-doc and senior applicants needing to study in Istanbul for shorter periods of time. A few post-doc or senior applications for regular and short-term fellowships that qualify as collaborative fellowships involving Koç University faculty, centers, or facilities will be preferred. Applicants for regular and short-term fellowships, collaborative or not, are encouraged to consider their applications within one or more of ANAMED's research themes. Additionally, several joint fellowships with specific application criteria are available as well.

All ANAMED fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects, to be active members of Koç University's academic community, and, for full-year fellowships, to give two lectures on their work during the course of the year. Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged, yet fellows must be proficient in English, the language of instruction at Koç University.

Established in 2005, ANAMED's mission is to promote and produce cutting-edge scholarship contributing to the growing body of critical knowledge on Anatolia and its civilizations. Applications focusing on the archaeology, art history, heritage, and history of Anatolia from the Neolithic through the Ottoman eras are welcome from scholars of these and allied disciplines, including those that focus on the management, conservation, and presentation of the past. Located in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, ANAMED is near many research institutions, archives, and other scholarly facilities and thus serves as a convenient and comfortable locus for intensive study.

ANAMED's 2017-2018 program introduces four highlighted research themes for regular, short-term, and collaborative fellowships: Environment & Society; the Digital Past; Mobility & Connectivity; and Diversity & Coexistence. The goal of the themes is to foster constructive dialogues and collaborations between scholars working within the scope of ANAMED's periods and fields of interests. The themes are non-exclusive and overlapping, each meant to attract a variety of approaches (e.g., material, historical, iconographical) from varying fields (e.g., archaeology, art history, heritage, and history). Applying under one or more theme is encouraged but not required. Projects unrelated to these highlighted themes will be given full and impartial consideration in the review process. Theme selection(s) are made within the online application system (https://rcacapp.ku.edu.tr/login.php).

For further inquiry, please check https://anamed.ku.edu.tr/en/fellowships-1 or kindly get in contact with the Fellowship Coordinator (Ms. Duygu Tarkan dtarkan@ku.edu.tr

Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Middlebury School of Russian Fellowships

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools: 

The Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to graduate level—in RussianThe deadline is December 15, 2016. See the website for application details.

Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

ASEEES Stephen F. Cohen- Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship (CTDRF) Program, 2017-2018

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the Stephen F. Cohen- Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship (CTDRF) Program.

The application deadline is Jan. 4, 2017. Reference letter deadline: January 10, 2017 (Referees will be contacted with instructions to submit the letters as soon as the application is received) For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship (CTDRF) Program will provide up to six annual fellowships, with a maximum stipend of $22,000, to doctoral students at US universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia. The Program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th - early 21st century Russian historical studies. For more information and to apply, see: http://www.aseees.org/programs/ctdrf

Date Posted: Mon, 28 Nov 2016

Grad & Undergrad FLAS Application Now Available Summer 2017 & Academic Year 2017-18

The Summer 2017 & Academic Year 2017-18 FLAS application is now available. Students are encouraged to apply, all applications are due Feburary 3rd, 2017. For more information and link to the application please visit:


There will be a student information session Monday, November 28th at the iSchool (501 East Daniel, Champaign) 4:00pm- 5:00pm

Academic Year FLAS
  • Graduate students: may receive full tuition and fee waiver and a stipend of $15,000 payable over the academic year. Eligibility for tuition waiver varies by home department and school.
  • Undergraduate students: may receive $10,000 towards tuition and fees to study at the University of Illinois and a stipend of $5,000.
Summer FLAS
  • Graduate and undergraduate students: The awards carry a stipend of $2,500 plus tuition and fees of $5,000 to study a language.

Supported Languages and Participating Centers include:

  • Center for Global Studies (CGS): Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Lingala, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian or Croatian, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, or Wolof.
  • European Union Center (EUC): Arabic, Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, French, German, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish or Ukrainian. Priority will be given to less-commonly-taught languages (languages other than French, German, Spanish) and higher-level language study.
Date Posted: Wed, 16 Nov 2016

University of Virginia graduate programs in Slavic

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The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia welcomes applications for three graduate programs, the MA in Contemporary Russian Studies, the MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures. The MA in Contemporary Russian Studies offers courses in Russian literature, language, culture, history, politics, art history, religious studies, and sociology, as well as further study in advanced Russian language. The MA and PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures train scholars primarily in Russian language, literature, and culture. At the PhD level students take secondary offerings in Polish language and Polish and Central European literature. Students may also take courses in related areas in other language departments, English, History, and Religious Studies, among many others.

Among the distinctive aspects of UVA’s graduate programs in Slavic is rigorous training to a high level of proficiency in Russian language. Students have Oral Proficiency Interviews at each level of study. Students may attend regular Russian teas and a host of other events. The University makes funds available for graduate students to organize events related to Slavic cultures and to support foreign-language study and dissertation research abroad.

Other strengths of the UVA Slavic program include the opportunity to work with a distinguished faculty. Areas of faculty expertise include museum studies, prison-camp literature and gulag studies, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Nabokov, Russian philosophy and religion, and literary cartography. Students enjoy an effective faculty-student mentorship program and an excellent library collection.

UVA’s Slavic graduate students form an active community. They run a speaker series, host professionalization workshops, organize an annual conference, publish a newsletter, and enjoy convivial social gatherings. 

UVA offers five-year funding packages for PhD students and occasionally has partial funding and work opportunities for MA students. Depending on their language proficiency, UVA PhD students typically gain experience teaching language at various levels, as well as assisting in teaching undergraduate literature and folklore courses. Additional opportunities for support are available through related departments and programs.

The deadline for on-line applications is January 15, 2017.

For information about Slavic programs and the application process, please visit the Slavic Department website at: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/slavic/, or contact Director of Graduate Studies Edith W. Clowes at: clowes@virginia.edu or eec3c@virginia.edu.

Date Posted: Wed, 16 Nov 2016




• Economic empowerment of women and girls (proposals should not include vocational training), including STEM for young women • Promotion of women’s engagement in politics as voters, advocates and candidates • Empowerment of girls and young women to become leaders in their schools, communities and country • Prevention of gender-based violence • Increasing participation of women in security, including programs aimed at countering violent extremism • Public awareness of women’s health issues

All Bosnia and Herzegovina non-profit organizations, educational institution and independent media that are based and legally registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This program support initiatives designed to promote women’s leadership and the political, economic, and social advancement of women across Bosnia and Herzegovina. We particularly welcome proposals for projects that equip women who have leadership potential with the skills and knowledge to advocate effectively for their rights and to become opinion leaders, successful communicators and business women.

Closing Date for Applications: Dec 9 2016

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Edin Gurda Admin Clerk Phone 0038733704000


Date Posted: Tue, 08 Nov 2016

2017 Boren Awards: Language Study and Research in Eastern Europe

SUBJECT: Boren Awards: Language Study and Research in Eastern Europe
The application for the 2017 Boren Awards is now open at www.borenawards.org!
Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer-term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study.
Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in Eastern European and Eurasian countries, including Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Preference is also give to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time and are highly motivated by the potential to work in the federal government once completing the program.
The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language-focused study abroad.
The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate-level research, and academic internships abroad.
Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. Sign up today at www.borenawards.org/webinars.html. Additional information on preferred countries, languages, and fields of study can be found at www.borenawards.org
Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution-specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at 1‑800‑618‑NSEP or boren@iie.org.
Date Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2016


CFP: "Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution" (University of London, Jan. 10-12, 2018)

"Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution"
Sixth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Birkbeck, University of London, and Wiener Library, London, 10-12 January 2018
In memory of David Cesarani
This conference is planned as a follow-up to the five successful conferences, which took place at Imperial War Museum London in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.
The aim is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These will include - but are not limited to - Jews, Roma and Sinti, Slavonic peoples, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called ‘racially impure’, and forced labourers. For the purpose of the conference, a ‘survivor’ is defined as anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a result of the Nazis’ racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from 1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War.
The organisers welcome proposals, which focus on topics and themes of the ‘life after’, ranging from the experience of liberation to the trans-generational impact of persecution, individual and collective memory and consciousness, and questions of theory and methodology.
In response to recent scholarly debate and feedback we have received from the last conference, for this sixth conference we are keen to encourage papers on:
- Comparative experiences of Jewish and non-Jewish survivors
- Jewish returnees from the Soviet Union
- Research on Holocaust education
- Literary representation of survival
As previously, we also warmly welcome new research in the following areas:
- DPs in post-war Europe
- Former forced labourers in central, east and south-east Europe
- Relief and rehabilitation
- Reception and resettlement
- Survivors in ‘grey zones’, including kapos
- Soviet and other prisoners of war
- The legacy of euthanasia and medical experiments
- Exiles, émigrés and refugees in the reconstruction process
- Rescuers and liberators
- Child survivors
- Gender and survival
- Physical and psychological consequences
- Trials and justice
- Reparation and restitution
- Film, photography and other visual representations
- Memory and testimony
- Museums and memorials
- Archives and record-building
Panel proposals are welcome.
We particularly encourage early career scholars and PhD candidates to apply; and we are pleased to announce that the Toni Schiff Memorial Fund will support a number of speakers in specific areas of research with travel grants.
Please send an abstract of 200-250 words together with biographical background of 50-100 words by 31 March 2017 to Dieter Steinert: j.d.steinert@wlv.ac.uk
All proposals are subject to a review process.
Fees: GBP85 for speakers. The fee includes admission to all panels and evening events, lunches and refreshments during the conference. Further information and registration details will be made available in due time.
The conference is being organised by:
Suzanne Bardgett, Imperial War Museums, London
Ben Barkow, Wiener Library, London
David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London
Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck, University of London
Christine Schmidt, Wiener Library, London
Johannes-Dieter Steinert, University of Wolverhampton
Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London
Date Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2016

CFP: Illinois Language and Linguistics Society Conference (UIUC, Mar. 31-April 1, 2017)

Submissions are now open for the 9th annual meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS9), which will be held from March 31st-April 1st, 2017 in the ACES building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

ILLS is a general linguistics conference open to any and all submission relating to language and linguistics. We primarily encourage submissions from graduate and undergraduate students.

Invited plenary speakers are:

Anna Papafragou (University of Delaware)

Lyn Wright (University of Mississippi)

3rd invited speaker - TBD

ILLS9 will also feature a special session organized around the conference theme “Language: Usage and Mind”​. Submissions related to this theme are especially encouraged, though submissions are not limited to this theme.

Abstract Submissions:

To submit an abstract, please visit: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/ILLS9.  

Submissions are limited to single-author abstract and one multi-author abstract, OR two multi-author abstracts. First and presenting authors must be graduate students.

Abstracts should be maximum 500 words, with one extra page allowed for images, data, and/or references. Full references are not necessary; please use the (Author, Year) format. Abstracts should be submitted via EasyAbs on LinguistList.org in PDF format with NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION of the presenter in the document.

Submissions will close on January 2nd, 2017. Authors will be notified of of abstract decisions in February, 2017.

For more details:




Date Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2016

CFP: Midwest Slavic Conference (OSU, April 7-9, 2017)

2017 Midwest Slavic Conference

The Ohio State University

April 7-9, 2017

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2017 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU April 7-9, 2017. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeastern Europe. The conference will open with a keynote address by Anne Garrels about her latest book, Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia on Friday, April 7th, followed by two days of panels.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format tocsees@osu.edu by January 20th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Limited funding is available for undergraduate and graduate student lodging with preference given to out-of-state participants.


Abstract and C.V. Deadline: January 20                                                                                  

Notification of Acceptance: February 24                                                                                            

Panels  Announced, Scheduling Conflicts, and Housing Requests Due: March 10       

Final Papers to Committee:  March 29

Presenter Registration Deadline: March 31                                        





Faculty/Public: $35

Participants can elect to have their abstract, paper, and presentation included in the conference’s Knowledge Bank community. Knowledge Bank is a digital archive that is part of Ohio State’s University Libraries. CSEES maintains a community within Knowledge Bank for the Midwest Slavic Conference to increase the dissemination of knowledge produced at the conference. Items included in the community are freely available to be viewed and downloaded by the public and are searchable. Please consider having your abstract, paper, and PowerPoint included in Knowledge Bank this year. 

For more information...

Center for Slavic and East European Studies

140 Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Road, Columbus OH 43210

(614) 292-8770 csees@osu.edu slaviccenter.osu.edu

Date Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2016

CFP: “A Century of Ukrainian Statehoods: 1917 and Beyond” (University of Toronto, March 24–25, 2017)

“A Century of Ukrainian Statehoods: 1917 and Beyond”
March 24–25, 2017
The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine invites proposals for papers for an interdisciplinary conference called “A Century of Ukrainian Statehoods: 1917 and Beyond.” The conference will be held at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto on March 24–25, 2017.
The conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917 by examining its major consequence: the phenomenon of Ukrainian statehood. The conference aims to look at how the successive revolutionary Ukrainian governments (1917–20) and the Ukrainian SSR (1917–91) carried out their respective nation-building, state-building, and revolutionary projects. How did the context of war and imperial collapse shape the first attempts to create a Ukrainian state? What strategies did the various Ukrainian state formations use to legitimize themselves among the population and how were those efforts received? How did the unexpected strength of the Ukrainian national idea during the Civil War influence Soviet policymakers? How can we evaluate the history of the Ukrainian SSR from the perspective of sovereignty, foreign policy, national “unification,” and policy toward non-Ukrainian minorities? The conference seeks both to integrate the Ukrainian perspective into the broader scholarly conversation around 1917 as well as to integrate the Ukrainian SSR back into Ukrainian history by bringing out its previously neglected aspects.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
-Political, Social, Cultural Histories of the Revolutionary Period
-Historiography of the Ukrainian Revolution
-Political Propaganda, Visual Culture, and the Struggle for Legitimacy
-Ukrainization and its Suppression
-Collectivization, Famine, and Power in the Village
-Soviet Ukrainian Culture over the Long Term
-Soviet Ukrainian Political Elites
-Émigré Visions of Statehood
-Statehood and Independence after 1991
The goal of the conference is to prepare a set of papers to be published in an edited volume or possibly a special issue of an academic journal. The conference is open to senior scholars, junior scholars, as well as Ph.D. students that have advanced to candidacy from all disciplines. Applicants should submit a single Word document or PDF containing the following elements: name, institutional affiliation, paper title, paper abstract (500 words), a brief bio (100 words), and a brief CV. Applications should be submitted to jacyk.conference.2017@gmail.com by December 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by December 16, 2016.
Limited funding may be available to defray the travel expenses of presenters who are coming from outside the Toronto area. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home universities to defray travel costs.
Date Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2016

CFP: Aspasia 12: Women and Violence

Call for Papers: Aspasia 12

Special Theme: Women and Violence

***Extended deadline December 31, 2016***

Violence has shaped the lives of women in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe in fundamental ways. In addition to wartime experiences, violence has penetrated the societies of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe from the personal to the state level. Historically, the widespread acceptance of domestic beatings, sexual assault, and the liberal application of corporal punishment have served to normalize violence in personal relationships. The experiences of war and state terror add another dimension to the scope of violence in the region. At the same time, gender has played a role in determining the nature, extent, application, and limits to violence. Women as well as men have acted as both victims and perpetrators of violent acts.

In this issue, Aspasia seeks to explore the ways that violence has framed and affected the historical experiences of women in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. We welcome historians of women and gender in the region to reflect on the theme of women and violence. How has violence—in all forms and at any level—affected women’s experiences? How has gender shaped state and/or personal responses to violence? What were the limits of women’s victimization? How did the law address abuse against women, and how did it interpret crime committed by women? What motivated women to participate in or contribute to violent acts?

In addition to the specific theme of Women and Violence, we welcome submissions on all topics related to women’s and gender history in CESEE on an on-going basis.

Submissions of up to 8,000 words (including notes) can be sent to Aspasia.Yearbook@gmail.com or to Melissa Feinberg at mfeinberg@history.rutgers.edu.

Date Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2016

Call for Articles: Antisemitism Studies

Antisemitism Studies welcomes the submission of manuscripts that contribute to the scholarly study of antisemitism.

We will consider articles on specific antisemitic episodes, and their historical significance and impact on society, as well as more thematic and theoretical studies of the phenomenon. Authors may work from any disciplinary perspective, address any cultural, national, or religious context, and study any period of history, including the present. We are particularly interested in articles that appeal to a broad international audience of scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
Antisemitism Studies adheres to a double–blind peer review process in which the identities of the author and reviewers remain confidential. Please note that the formal evaluation process on all submissions takes approximately two to three months, and the period between acceptance of an article and its publication is between nine months and one year.
Book reviews are generally solicited by the editor; however, suggestions for possible book reviews are welcome.

All submissions must adhere to our author guidelines.

Publishers interested in having their books considered for review in Antisemitism Studies should mail one copy of the book to: 
Dr. Catherine Chatterley
Editor-in-Chief, Antisemitism Studies
c/o Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
PO Box 58029 RPO Bishop Grandin
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 2R6
The press will be asked to send a second copy to the reviewer should the book be accepted for review.

Any questions about the journal or its submissions process may be directed to the editor: antisemitismstudies@icloud.com

Date Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2016

Conferences & Workshops

Depicting Communism for Children - for Junior Scholars, Princeton University, March 31 - April 1, 2017

Call for Papers for Junior Scholars

Pedagogy of Images II:
Depicting Communism for Children
Princeton University,

March 31 – April 1, 2017

The Pedagogy of Images project started in 2015 with an exploratory symposium that mapped out approaches to studying the process of amalgamation of text and image within the boundaries of the illustrated book for young Soviet readers. As a part of the general desire to translate Communism into idioms and images accessible to children, these books visualized ideological norms and goals in a way that guaranteed easy legibility, without sacrificing the political appeal of the message.

 Using a corpus of Soviet-era illustrated books for children from the collections of the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University, the participants of the first meeting focused on the dual verbal-visual representation of the Communist imaginary and sensibility in early Soviet books. The initial symposium also had a second purpose: to achieve a more nuanced awareness of the ways in which digitization of these works can facilitate more exhaustive mining of the information contained in these rich graphic and verbal artifacts. Anedited volume growing out of the work of this first symposium is currently in production.

The goal of the second symposium is to expand the generational boundaries of scholars working on early Soviet children’s books. We invite advanced Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D graduates from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to submit their proposals for participating in a two-day symposium that will take place at Princeton University on March 31- April 1, 2017. 

 The proposals should focus on the expanded corpus of digitized materials from the Cotsen collections, which consists currently of more than 160 titles (http://pudl.princeton.edu/collections/pudl0127). In the interest of increasing the scope of disciplinary approaches to the visual language of the Soviet children's book (and to avoid thematic duplications), we ask potential participants to consult the list of the contributions already included in the edited volume (https://pedagogyofimages.princeton.edu/2016workshop/).

 Please, send a short CV and a 500-word proposal, describing your choice of children’s books, methods, and arguments, which you would like to develop for your presentation at the symposium to pedagogyofimages@gmail.com by December 15, 2017.

 Finalists will be notified by January 15, 2017. Final papers should be submitted by March 15, 2017. During the symposium, participants will be paired with leading senior experts in the field, who would provide critique of the contribution and guidance for its future development.

 The symposium will be held at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.

Every effort will be made to offer assistance with travel and accommodation expenses to selected candidates.

The Organizing Committee:
Thomas F. Keenan
Serguei A. Oushakine
Katherine M.H. Reischl

Date Posted: Wed, 16 Nov 2016

War Frenzy: Exploring the Violence of Propaganda, Princeton University, May 11-13, 2017

 Princeton Conjunction – 2017
An Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

May 11-13, 2017
Princeton University
In July 1942, in the middle of the Nazi advancement in the Soviet Union, Ilya Ehrenburg, one of the most cosmopolitan Soviet writers, addressed Soviet soldiers through the Soviet military newspaper Krasnaia Zvezda (Red Star). In the preceding decades, Ehrenburg became famous for his whimsical dispatches from Paris and Berlin. This time, his address was unambiguously titled “Kill
them!”, appealing:
We know everything. We remember everything. We understand it now: Germans are not people… Enough of talking. Enough of outrage. Now, it’s time to kill. …Stop counting days. Stop counting miles. Count only the Germans you’ve killed… Do not fail to hit. Do not miss the target. Kill!
A classic example of war propaganda, the address framed war affectively. Deploying words and images as rhetorical weapon, Ehrenburg constituted a collectivity, channeling its anger and anxiety, providing it with a clearly defined aim, and suggesting an action to take. Descriptive and prescriptive at the same time, the address interpellated its audience, transforming readers into avengers.
Propaganda has always been a crucial part of war. Mobilizing through polarization, distortion and simplification, it helped to produce an effect of ideological cohesion and social solidarity, which, in turn, often resulted in disastrous military conflicts: be it the wars in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the Iraq war of the last decade, or the current wars in Ukraine and Syria (to name just a few). The program committee of this conference invites historically, ethnographically and theoretically grounded contributions that explore the role of propaganda in unleashing and framing military conflicts of the last century.
We are interested in studies that go beyond descriptive representations of violent narratives, and explore instead internal mechanisms and external effects of war propaganda. We especially welcome submissions that analyze how wars are translated and transposed into such fields of cultural production as music, dance, computer games, architecture, and/or performing arts: How is the mobilizing effect achieved in these different fields? How do these fields envision their target audience?
We seek submissions that analyze how media and social networks create their own ways of disseminating war accounts and in galvanizing their audience: does the private consumption of Youtube videos make this medium significantly different from more traditional propaganda newsreels? Are Facebook postings qualitatively distinct from propaganda flyers or, say, Ehrenburg’s address?
As recent studies of war propaganda and hate speech have shown, much of the affective efficacy of these forms of discursive mobilization hinges on their ability to convert the past into a historical justification for violence, retribution or revenge in the present. This propagandistic linking of past wars with today’s conflicts is another crucial aspect that we hope to explore at this conference: How are historical examples of war or genocide “recycled” and “repurposed” in order to perceive new military conflicts? What are the methods of representation and types of referencing that make war history relevant? Which networks and institutions capitalize on the usable past by historicizing military invasions and conflicts?
We look for participants who analyze rhetorical tools, narrative strategies, and visual devices that recharge historical records with new affective power. In particular, we welcome submissions that demonstrate how historical documents have been used, adapted, transformed and modified (visually, sonically, chronologically, etc.) by mass media not only for constructing and conveying their propaganda messages but also for turning these documents into technologically advanced and emotionally appealing artifacts.
We invite submissions from scholars in a range of disciplines including history, anthropology, rhetoric, sociology, politics, law, human rights, psychology, military science, art, film, media and literary criticism, who study war conflicts and their symbolic representations. While we are especially interested in understanding how war and propaganda shaped up the perception of conflicts in Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union during the last few decades, we also welcome contributions from scholars working on related issues in other sites as well.
Please send your abstract (300 words) and a short CV to the Program committee at  warfrenzy2017@gmail.com by January 10, 2017.
Those selected to give presentations at the conference will be contacted early February 2017. Final papers will be due no later than April 15, and they will be posted on the conference’s website.
Pending funding, subsidies for graduate students and participants from the overseas may be available.
The Program Committee:
Serguei Oushakine, Chair (Princeton)
Peter Fritzsche (University of Illinois)
Alexei Golubev (University of Toronto)
Jochen Hellbeck (Rutgers University)
Alaina Lemon (University of Michigan)
The annual conference is organized by the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and made possible by the generous funding from Princeton’s institutions.

Date Posted: Wed, 16 Nov 2016

Call for Applications: European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Pittsburgh

The Undergraduate Research Symposium (formerly "Europe: East and West") is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics.  The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.
2017 Dates:
  • Students submit an application that includes a 250-300 word abstract and a draft of their entire paper by January 20, 2017.
  • Selected students notified by February 2017. 
  • Final revised papers due by March 17, 2017.
  • Presentations made at the Symposium on April 7, 2017. View the 2016 program.
Please email gbpeirce@pitt.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by The Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES), the European Studies Center/European Union Center of Excellence (ESC/EUCE), and the International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted: Tue, 15 Nov 2016

Czech Studies Workshop, UNC-Chapel Hill, April 20-22, 2017

Call for Papers
Eighteenth Annual Czech Studies Workshop
April 20-22, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Eighteenth Annual Czech Studies Workshop, which will be held at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 20-22, 2017, welcomes papers on Czech topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. Slovak topics will also be considered. In the past our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Areas of interest have been: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, sociology, and theater. Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format. Junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate.
This year’s program will also include a concert by the Defiant Requiem Foundation (http://jewishstudies.unc.edu/event/defiant-requiem-at-unc/) and an invited lecture by Petr Roubal of the Institute for Contemporary History in Prague (http://www.usd.cas.cz/cs/pracovnici/roubal-petr).
The deadline for submitting proposals is January 9, 2017.
Applications should include:
Full address
Institutional affiliation
Daytime telephone
Email address
Paper title
Paper abstract of approximately 250 words
Curriculum vitae
Please also indicate whether or not you have attended a Czech Studies Workshop in the past.
Application materials should be emailed to CzechStudies2017@gmail.com or mailed to:
Chad Bryant
Department of History
CB #3195, Hamilton Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195
 Any questions can be sent directly to Chad Bryant at bryantc@email.unc.edu

Date Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2016

CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Russia, Eastern Eur. & Eurasia, U of Nottingham, 8 March 2017

Gender and Sexuality in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Past and Present Conference venue: University of Nottingham
Period: 8th March 2017
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 9th January 2017

Description of the Event
Research into gender and sexuality in Russian, East European and Eurasian contexts has rapidly expanded in recent years in the disciplines of history, geography, sociology, literature, politics and cultural studies. The aim of this conference is to facilitate the continued development of this field by encouraging cross-disciplinary conversations around these central themes.

Eligible topics for the conference
Presentations by postgraduates and early-career researchers are especially welcomed. Possible themes may include, but are not limited to:

Paid and unpaid labour
Constructions of femininity and masculinity in politics and popular culture The life cycle and the regulation of ageing Medicine and gendered bodies Intersections of gender, race and ethnicity Sexualities and gender identities Migration and displacement Violence and discrimination

Keynote speaker: Dr Sarah Badcock, University of Nottingham

Guidelines for submission
Proposals for 20-minute papers and for panels of 3 papers are welcomed.
Please send abstracts of 250 words and a brief biographical note to the organiser Siobhan Hearne siobhan.hearne@nottingham.ac.uk by Monday 9th January 2017.


Date Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2016

CFP: Remapping European Media Cultures during the Cold War: Networks, Encounters, Exchanges


Remapping European Media Cultures during the Cold War: Networks, Encounters, Exchanges

A symposium at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, March 30 - April 1, 2017

Keynote speakers:

Anikó Imre (University of Southern California)

Katie Trumpener (Yale University)

Recent research on Cold War Europe has sketched the image of a deeply interconnected continent, with cultural exchanges, travel and tourism, scientific collaborations and the like creating dense networks between countries on both sides of the “Iron Curtain,” and beyond. Media scholars, similarly, have begun to trace the active collaborations between Eastern and Western European broadcasting institutions; the networks formed by artists and technicians at and through film festivals; the movement of samizdat and tamizdat texts; and the relationships between professionals in specialized fields such as children’s entertainment, television, and industrial film.

This symposium aims to systematically examine European media during the Cold War in terms of such histoires croisées, tracing the transnational encounters between Eastern and Western European media industries and cultures between 1945 and 1990. The symposium will engage with a wide range of media forms and practices, from the moving image to sound to print, in order to ask the following questions:

- How did media technologies, content, and forms travel during the Cold War, and what logics, institutions, and actors structured and governed these flows and interactions?

- How can the study of such transnational encounters help us challenge established ideas and conceptualizations in Cold War history (among them, the monolithic image of the socialist state, and binary frameworks)?

- What was the relevance of the geopolitical “in-between” (e.g., countries such as Finland, Sweden, Austria, and Yugoslavia, and spaces such as film festivals) for media cultures during the Cold War?

- If Eastern Europe is commonly considered to be peripheral to the field of media studies, what are the methodological ramifications of placing this “periphery” at the center of an examination of European media cultures during the Cold War? Similarly, what is revealed both by a comparative examination of media forms, and by a focus on practices typically considered “marginal” (e.g., sponsored media)?

We invite submissions from scholars across the humanities and interpretive social sciences pertaining, but not limited, to: connections, cooperations, and encounters on an institutional and individual level; coproductions between media institutions in socialist and non-socialist countries; study and other official visits to and from socialist media institutions; media spectatorship and reception; transnational exchange in media educational institutions; the circulation of socialist media productions outside the Eastern Bloc; and aesthetic and thematic connections between media in socialist and non-socialist countries. Submissions examining non-canonical, official, and “forgotten” media and texts are particularly welcome.

Submissions—including a 300-word abstract and short contributor bio—should be sent by November 27 to rems@umn.edu; queries may also be sent to this address. Notification of acceptance will be made in early December. Limited contributions toward travel may be available.  

Organized by Mari Pajala (University of Minnesota/University of Turku), Alice Lovejoy (University of Minnesota), and Tom Wolfe (University of Minnesota), and hosted by the Institute for Global Studies and Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota, with support from the Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professorship in Finnish Studies, the Center for German and European Studies, the departments of Communication Studies and Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and the Moving Image Studies Program.

Date Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2016

Summer/ language Opportunities

Global Europe Program Internships - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.)

The Global Europe program offers unpaid educational internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for the fall, spring and summer semesters. The internship aims to provide valuable experience to successful candidates interested in EU-U.S. relations, as well as functional issues pertaining to various European Union policies.



Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Middlebury School of Russian Fellowships

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools: 

The Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to graduate level—in RussianThe deadline is December 15, 2016. See the website for application details.

Date Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

APPLY FOR SUMMER 2017: Intermediate Russian study with Harvard in Tbilisi, Georgia

Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi, Georgia
Dates:  June 19 – August 11, 2017
2017 Faculty:  Professor Julie Buckler, Dr. Veronika Egorova
Advance your Russian-language skills while exploring Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s longstanding cultural and political relationship with Russia. The ancient capital city of Tbilisi, which is rapidly developing itself for the twenty-first century, offers a distinctive and  fascinating site for urban studies and a guiding theme for your Russian-language learning.  We will undertake small-group fieldwork projects that allow us greater contact with the city and its residents, as well as opportunities to use Russian in real-world situations.  We’ll meet with city experts, writers, artists, preservationists, politicians, and NGOs.  You’ll also take several trips within Georgia – to Mtskheta, Davit Gareja, Gori, Borjomi, Batumi, and Kazbegi — to gain a deeper understanding of the Georgian nation and its regional context.
Program Structure 
Your studies include intermediate-Russian language courses every weekday and additional sessions two to three times each week, devoted to Tbilisi small-group urban fieldwork projects; Georgian culture, history, literature, film; and Russian literature and culture about the Caucasus. Note: A pre-departure introduction to Georgian language will be available for participants and additional non-credit Georgian language study may be arranged as part of the program in Tbilisi for those desiring to study Georgian.
RUSS S-BG Study Abroad in Tbilisi, Georgia: Intermediate Russian
This program counts as one full-year course (8 credits) of degree credit.
The Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi, Georgia, provides students with a full course in intermediate-level Russian language instruction. Language study tracks the content of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Russian B-level courses (equivalent to Russian Ba-Bb, Bta-Btb, or Bab), preparing students to continue in Advanced Russian/Third-Year (Russian 101-103); the program includes 140 hours of language instruction.  Our unique situation in Tbilisi also allows us to explore Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s cultural and political relationship with Russia. The ancient capital city of Tbilisi, which is rapidly developing itself for the twenty-first century, offers a distinctive and  fascinating site for urban studies and a guiding theme for your Russian-language learning.  We will undertake small-group fieldwork projects that allow us greater contact with the city and its residents and opportunities to use Russian in real-world situations.  
Where You Live and Study 
Program participants will stay in double rooms at a small hotel convenient to the historical center of Tbilisi and to International School of Economics (ISET), where classes will be held. The hotel is also a short walk from the museum and arts district, and offers numerous shopping and restaurant opportunities nearby. All hotel rooms and the classrooms have air conditioning. Wifi is available at both the hotel and the university.
Daily breakfast and dinner will be provided at the hotel’s restaurant. Program participants will be responsible for lunchtime meals except for special program events. Georgian cuisine is a highlight this program, and participants will have ample opportunity to explore Tbilisi’s restaurants and cafes, which feature truly amazing food at very reasonable prices.
More information available at the Harvard Summer School Website:
Applications due by January 26, 2017.
For language-specific inquiries (involving intermediate Russian or the possibility of Georgian language study) please contact Prof. Steven Clancy <sclancy@fas.harvard.edu>. For broader questions about the Harvard in Tbilisi program, please contact the program leader, Prof. Julie Buckler <buckler@fas.harvard.edu>.
Date Posted: Wed, 16 Nov 2016

2017 Medieval Slavic Summer Institute- Application Open

The 2017 Medieval Slavic Summer Institute 

June 19 - July 14 2017


 We are now accepting applications!

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017 

   The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) at The Ohio State University hosts a four-week intensive Summer Institute for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio, every other year. The Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) offers lectures in two areas: Practical Slavic Paleograhy and Readings in Church Slavonic. Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. There is also a program of lectures on related topics, and other activities.


Applicants must be graduate students with a BA degree and with a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. Preference will be given to applicants with reading knowledge of Old Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language.


The HRL is the largest repository of medieval Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world, and includes holdings from over 100 monastic, private, museum, and library collections of twenty-three countries. There are over 6,000 Cyrillic manuscripts on microform in the HRL, as well as over 1,000 Cyrillic early pre-1800 printed books on microform. The holdings range from the eleventh to twentieth centuries, with a particularly strong collection of manuscripts from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. About half of the manuscripts are East Slavic, with much of the remainder South Slavic in provenience. Learn more about the HRL here.



For further information on eligibility, credit, housing, or financial aid, please contact RCMSS Program Coordinator Jessi Jones at jones.3939@osu.edu

Date Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2016