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Summer Resident Director Position: Intensive Russian Program in Narva, Estonia - June-Aug. 2017 (University of Pittsburgh, CREES)

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to accompany a group of undergraduates to Narva, Estonia this summer.  The program runs for 8 weeks—from June 18 – August 13, 2017—though the RD will likely need to arrive one week before the students.  While in Narva, the students will engage in the intensive study of Russian at the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year levels.  In addition to formal class time, students participate in a comprehensive set of lectures and excursions.

The RD receives a generous salary as well as roundtrip airfare to Narva, Estonia, accommodations in Narva, daily breakfasts (7 days a week), and work-day lunches (5 days a week).

Primary responsibilities of the Resident Directorship include:
·         Attend all pre-departure orientation sessions conducted by the University of Pittsburgh for participating students; participation via Skype is fine.
·         Run in-country orientation with entire group of students upon group’s arrival to Narva, Estonia.
·         Enforce a Russian-only language policy while students are on campus and on all program-related excursions, lectures, and activities; actively encourage students and all program staff (including staff at the College with whom students have frequent interaction) to speak only in Russian.  Actively converse with the students in the target language at all times, but especially during coffee breaks, group meals, excursions, etc.
·         While in country, liaising with primary point of contact at Narva College of University of Tartu to ensure all program components are being carried through.
·         Organize and facilitate all pre- and post-program proficiency tests.  Help administer all required language proficiency exams (i.e., OPIs and the American Councils for International Education reading and listening exams) during the final week of the program.  All tests will be conducted online.  Coordinate as necessary with Narva College staff to schedule use of computers.
·         Attend and help to arrange (as needed) all excursions, lectures, and out-of-class activities.
·         Submit weekly reports to the REES Associate Director detailing all events of the week, including any student illnesses, disciplinary matters, or other concerns.
·         You must have a cell phone that is operational 24/7.  You must distribute your number to all students, all program instructors and administrators, and be on-call.
·         Prepare students for all program-related excursions and lectures, accompany students on all program-related excursions and at lectures, and run regular debriefing sessions with the students following excursions and lectures.
·         During the third week of classes, hold a meeting with each student to check-in on his/her progress both academically and socially.  Make recommendations to the student to increase his/her success in the program as needed.
·         Be available for student consultations as needed outside regular class time.

Competitive applicants will have experience with study abroad programming, a minimum of advanced-level Russian language proficiency, and past work experience that provides evidence of superior organizational and communication skills.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please send a cover-letter, CV, and names and contact information of two professional references who can speak to your qualifications for this position to Dawn Seckler (dawn.seckler@pitt.edu).

Date Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

Temporary Lecturer Position: Ukrainian (University of California, Berkeley)

Lecturer Pool - Russian Language, Literature, Culture; Ukrainian Language - Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures


The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Russian Language, Literature and Culture and/or in Ukrainian Language, subject to the needs and budget of the Department. Positions may be available as early as Fall semester 2017, but applications will be accepted through February 14, 2018 to fill ongoing needs if they arise. For more information, including possible course topics, required qualifications and application materials, please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01279 With questions, please contact ISSAHR@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Date Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

Three-Year Lecturer Position (Renewable): Russian, University of Pittsburgh

Three-Year Lecturer (renewable) of Russian, University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Russian Language Program. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer, with a three-year renewable term, pending budgetary approval. Duties include:

* Overseeing and assessing the integrity, coherence, and effectiveness of the department’s Russian language sequence.

* Mentoring (including orientation and training) and evaluation of instructors in the Russian language program.

* Assessment of student outcomes on a regular basis to comply with external and internal reporting requirements.

* Teaching assignments will include primarily Russian language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level, with others as needed. Non-teaching duties include oversight of the Undergraduate Russian Club and other cultural and outreach activities, Russian placement and proficiency testing, and program assessment.

* Scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations are encouraged but are not prerequisites for appointment or renewal.

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field (preferably with a specialization in Russian second-language acquisition) is required by the appointment start date, as are 1) native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Russian and English, 2) ACTFL OPI testing certification either in hand or a commitment to complete it within a year, and 3) teaching experience at the university level, preferably at an Anglophone institution. The ability to teach a second Slavic language is desirable, but is not a prerequisite for appointment.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of August 28, 2017.

Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information for three references to the Slavic Search Committee at <https://www.pittsource.com/postings/129715>.

Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; we need only the names and contact information for the recommenders. Questions should be directed to Ms. Monika Losagio at losagio@pitt.edu.

Date Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

Russian Language Instructor Positions: 2017 Summer Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Arizona State University seeks qualified instructors to teach intensive Russian in its 2017 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.
For more information, please visit the job posting at: https://cli.asu.edu/jobs
Location: 
ASU Tempe Campus
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Date Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017

Assistant Professor Position: International Relations, Central European University (Budapest)

The Department of International Relations at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in International Relations with an emphasis in the field of International Organization, encompassing teaching and research responsibilities related to transnational or international integration processes, and formal and informal international institutions. 

Preference will be given to applicants with rigorous methodological training and commitment to methodological pluralism. Further advantages include regional expertise in the European, post-Soviet or Middle East areas, a track record of fieldwork research and/or policy or civic engagement. 

Applicants should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in international relations, political science, or sociology and provide evidence for high level achievements to date or outstanding potential in research and teaching. Specific responsibilities include teaching three graduate courses per academic year, master’s and doctoral supervision, engaging in high quality academic research, and attracting external research grants.

For more information, see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AWY162/assistant-professor-position-in-international-relations/

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Assistant/Associate Professor Position: Russian Big Data Methodology -- Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

The position may be filled as an assistant professor or an associate professor (tenure track system), depending on the candidates’ merits and career stage. A person who is appointed to a tenure track position is employed as an assistant professor for fixed-term employment, during which his or her performance will be monitored and evaluated according to the criteria defined when concluding the employment contract. Successful rating in the assessment will lead to new fixed-term employment as associate professor, the overall aim being a permanent position as professor. A person who is appointed to a tenure track position can also be employed directly to the second stage fixed-term position as an associate professor.

For a person to be eligible for a tenure track position, he or she must have completed a doctoral degree in and are expected to remarkable scientific and teaching merits and notable expertise in some of the following areas of research: Russian social media sites, governmental data sources, Integrum World Wide services. Good knowledge of “Runet” in general and of a programming languages for data analysis such as R or Python are highly valued. The successful candidate is expected to have as well a good command of Russian.

For more information, see https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/avoimet-tyopaikat/assistantassociate-professor-in-russian-big-data-methodology-profi2

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Assistant/Associate Professor Position: Russian Environmental Studies -- Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

The position may be filled as an assistant professor or an associate professor (tenure track system), depending on the candidates’ merits and career stage. A person who is appointed to a tenure track position is employed as an assistant professor for fixed-term employment, during which his or her performance will be monitored and evaluated according to the criteria defined when concluding the employment contract. Successful rating in the assessment will lead to new fixed-term employment as associate professor, the overall aim being a permanent position as professor. A person who is appointed to a tenure track position can also be employed directly to the second stage fixed-term position as an associate professor.

For a person to be eligible for a tenure track position he or she must have completed a doctoral degree in and is expected to have remarkable scientific and teaching merits and notable expertise in some of the following areas of research: Russian political system, institutions and participants within the framework of Russian society. The successful candidate is expected to have as well a good command of Russian.

For more information, see https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/avoimet-tyopaikat/assistantassociate-professor-in-russian-environmental-studies-profi2

 

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Assistant/Associate Professor Position: Russian Law and Administration -- Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

The position may be filled as an assistant professor or associate professor, depending on the candidates’ merits and career stage. A person who is appointed to a tenure track position is employed as an assistant professor for fixed-term employment, during which his or her performance will be monitored and evaluated according to the criteria defined when concluding the employment contract. Successful rating in the assessment will lead to new fixed-term employment as associate professor, the overall aim being a permanent position as professor.

Despite the European roots of Russian law, the Russian legal tradition and the Russian system of administration differ in several respects from those elsewhere in Europe due to Russia’s long history as a superpower and the special status of the Orthodox religion and the Orthodox Church in Russia. In addition, the 20th century was marked by the Soviet period, during which the system of law and administration took shape based on socialist models.
For a person to be eligible for a tenure track position, he or she must have completed a doctoral degree in and are expected to remarkable scientific and teaching merits and notable expertise in some of the following areas of research: private law, criminal and procedural law or public law. The assistant/associate professor may also represent, for example, research on legal history or comparative law. The assistant/associate professor of Russian law and administration will be involved in both the multidisciplinary module of Russian studies and the module of global law studies. The assistant/associate professor’s research field will include issues of Russian law and administration from a broad point of view. Besides a legal research approach, the appointee may also use a research approach based on administrative science. The successful candidate is expected to have as well a good command of Russian.

For more information, see https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/avoimet-tyopaikat/assistantassociate-professor-in-russian-law-and-administration-profi2

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Associate Professor Position: Russian and Eurasian Political Economy, University of Oxford

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) seeks to appoint a permanent Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Political Economy, in association with a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at St Antony’s College, as described in the further particulars. The post holder will be based at SIAS, Bevington Road, Oxford.

Since the 1950s Oxford has been at the forefront of research on the study of the Soviet economy and then post-Soviet economies. In the twenty-first century as Eurasia re-configures itself in the context of a more assertive Russian leadership, the political economy of the region is a subject of growing global significance. It is intended that appointment to this post will ensure that students continue to obtain a balanced interdisciplinary training and that Oxford continues to lead in research on the economies of this critical global region.

You will engage in advanced study and research, and will publish findings in international journals and academic presses, as well as seeking opportunities for collaborative and externally funded research projects. You will contribute to the School’s graduate curriculum in the teaching of Russian and East European Studies (REES); supervise graduate and research students; and engage in University examining. There will also be a requirement to participate in the administration of the Faculty, and of the College. You should refer to the further particulars for full details of the teaching requirements for this post.

You will have a doctorate in political economy, economics, or a closely related field; expertise in the economies of Russia and the other states of the former Soviet Union; and experience of using quantitative research methods. You will demonstrate a proven record of research and publication; excellence in teaching; training in economic analysis to at least undergraduate level or in a related field of study with an economics component; and a commitment to Interdisciplinary Area Studies as an intellectual project.

For more information, see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXA188/associate-professorship-of-russian-and-eurasian-political-economy/

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Lecturer Position (UK): International History, University of Leeds

As Lecturer, you will carry out research and teaching in any aspect of international history in the period since 1945 (we expect to appoint someone who complements our existing research strengths and teaching interests), and contribute to the effective management of the School, Faculty, and wider University.

You will be able to teach at all levels of the undergraduate programme, including our specialist single-honours degree in International History and Politics, which is expanding to meet growing student demand. You will also contribute to relevant MA programmes (including the MA in Modern History and the MA in War and Strategy) and supervise research students. You will have a PhD in History or cognate discipline and relevant teaching experience.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Simon Hall

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3596, email: S.D.Hall@leeds.ac.uk

Apply online at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXC084/lectureship-in-international-history/.

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Internships

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Mar. 1 Deadline)

The U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency responsible for advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The Department’s employees, Foreign Service Officers and Specialists, Civil Service professionals and Foreign Service Nationals work at more than 270 embassies, consulates, and missions. Together, they help to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.

About half of U.S. Department of State Student Internship participants serve in Washington, D.C., with a limited number of opportunities available at Department field offices and facilities in other cities in the United States. Approximately half of these opportunities are offered in many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is also the only program within the agency that offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas. 

Applicants are allowed to select two bureaus or overseas posts in which they would like to work. U.S. Department of State Student Internships generally last 10 weeks. Participants must be able to work a full time schedule (minimum of 32 hours per week).

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is NOT part of the Pathways Program. Unpaid internships in the U.S. Department of State Student Internship program cannot be non-competitively converted to Pathways Internship appointments, nor can they be non-competitively converted to career positions in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign or Civil Services.

For more information, see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/462236800?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

Date Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017

Funding

CLIR/Library of Congress Dissertation Fellowship (Feb. 28 Deadline)

CLIR/Library of Congress
Deadline: February 28
Type: Dissertation research, PhD
Eligibility: No citizenship requirements, ABD by the start of the fellowship
Fields of Study: Humanities and social sciences (click here for CLIR's scope)

As part of its Mellon Fellowship program, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) offers a fellowship award to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences at the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The fellow will receive a stipend of $2,000 per month for a period ranging from 9-12 months, and will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience. The fellow will also be granted an additional monthly stipend of $500 to support living expenses in Washington, D.C. Thus the maximum award for 2017 will be $31,000. More information here.

Date Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017

Doctoral/Postdoctoral Funding: Dan David Prize Fellowship

Dan David Prize Fellowship
Deadline: March 10
Type: Scholarship, PhD, postdoctoral
Eligibility: No citizenship requirements
Fields of Study: Any relating to the 2017 annual themes (see below)

 

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, studying at recognized universities throughout the world, doing research in one of the selected fields for the year in which the application is being made, and whose research has been approved.  The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year. Ten prizes go to scholars affiliated with Tel Aviv University and ten go to scholars elsewhere in the world. The Prize covers three time dimensions - Past, Present and Future - that represent realms of human achievement. Themes for 2017 are as follows: "Past: Archaeology and Natural Sciences," "Present: Literature," and "Future: Astronomy." 

For more information, see http://www.dandavidprize.org/about/about-the-prize.

Date Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017

Library Company of Philadelphia Dissertation Fellowships (March 1 Deadline)

 Library Company of Philadelphia Dissertation Fellowships

Deadline: March 1 (for all programs)
Type: Dissertation research/writing, PhD
Eligibility: No citizenship requirements, ABD by deadline
Fields of Study: Humanities and social sciences

The Library Company of Philadelphia offers three academic-year dissertation fellowships:

-The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, which supports dissertation research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections ($20,000 stipend).

-The Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) dissertation-level fellowship, designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, broadly defined from its colonial beginnings to the 1850s ($20,000 stipend).

-The Program in African American History (PAAH) Mellon Scholar Dissertation Fellowship, which is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. The PAAH program offers a dissertation fellowship ($25,000 stipend).

The Library Company also offers short-term fellowships and postdocs with the same March 1 deadline. More information here.

Date Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017

PhD Studentships: Experimental Linguistics and Machine Learning (University of Sheffield)

The School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield invites applications for three funded PhD studentships in experimental linguistics and machine learning to commence in September 2017. The positions are open to applicants who hold (or will hold by the start date) an MA qualification in the areas of Language, Psychology, Computer Science or related fields, and are intended for writing a PhD dissertation in the framework of a Leverhulme-funded project led by Dr Dagmar Divjak in collaboration with Dr Petar Milin. The project will involve interdisciplinary research in linguistics, psycholinguistics and computational modelling. More information about the project can be found on https://goo.gl/JWUWQX.

Detailed information about the positions can be found here https://goo.gl/6jQi33.

Application for these studentships is via the TUOS system: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply/applying

Date Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Postdoctoral Assistantship: History, University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of History for a Postdoctoral assistant in the area of History.

Job description

·You pursue research and support grant applications with other researchers in the field of medieval, early modern or modern history.

·You will compete to obtain externally funded research grants.

·You will be assigned lecturing duties in the Historical Workshop (6 credits / 45 hours).

Profile and requirements

·You hold (or get during the application period) a doctorate degree (PhD) in history.

·You have a very strong research profile with the potential to apply autonomously for research funding and to play a role in the international scientific debate.

·Your research fits into one of the research groups of the Department of History (Centre for Urban History and Power in History: Centre for Political History).

·Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.

·The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.

·You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

We offer

·an appointment as a doctoral assistant for a period of three years, with a possibility of renewal for a further three-year period after positive evaluation;

·the date of appointment will be 1 October 2017;

·a full time gross monthly salary ranging from € 3.974,32 - € 6.195,65;

·a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

·Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 2 March 2017.

·Your application contains a research plan (max 2000 words).

·A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

·The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place on 25 April 2017.

·More information about the application form can be obtained through vacatures@uantwerpen.be.

·For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Luc Duerloo, + 32 3 265 42 89 or luc.duerloo@uantwerpen.be.

Date Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions: Experimental Linguistics and Machine Learning (University of Sheffield)

The School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in experimental linguistics and machine learning, starting July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are open to applicants who hold (or will hold by the start date) a PhD qualification in the areas of Language, Psychology, Computer Science or related fields, and are intended for work on a Leverhulme-funded project led by Dr Dagmar Divjak in collaboration with Dr Petar Milin. The project will involve interdisciplinary research in linguistics, psycholinguistics and computational modelling. More information about the project can be found on https://goo.gl/JWUWQX.

Detailed information about the positions can be found here

Machine learning https://goo.gl/oOwOpF
Experimental linguistics https://goo.gl/kHIaAy

Application is via the University of Sheffield online system: https://goo.gl/QgRPEl

Date Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Jewish Studies, Central European University (Budapest)

https://jewishstudies.ceu.edu/article/2017-02-09/one-year-post-doctoral-research-and-teaching-fellowship-jewish-studies

One year Post-doctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Application deadline: March 15, 2017
Starting date: September 2017

The Jewish Studies Program at the Central European University invites applications for a twelve-month teaching and research fellowship on a topic related to Jewish cultural and literary studies. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in the winter semester. The specific disciplinary and thematic areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates working on Western, Central and/or Eastern Europe, who can offer broad, thematic courses.

Duties and responsibilities:
In addition to teaching a two- or four-credit course, the post-doctoral Fellow is expected to engage with the life and activities of the faculty and students at Central European University.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have received their doctoral degrees after September 1, 2012, and should have a publication record appropriate to their career stage. There are no restrictions concerning citizenship, race, gender, or age. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017. Current doctoral students must show evidence that they will successfully defend their dissertation before the start date of the fellowship.

Compensation:
We offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

Applicants need to submit:
-Academic CV
-Writing sample or representative publication
-Research proposal with an abstract
-Sample syllabus
-Contact information for two referees.

For pre-application inquiries, please contact Daniel Rapp at RappD@ceu.edu.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

Please send your complete application package to advert@ceu.edu, including job code in subject line: 2017/030.

Date Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

RFP: Global Intersections - Student Research and Project Grants

Global Intersections: Student Research and Project Grants

Global Intersections is a Center for Global Studies initiative designed to encourage multicultural, international, transnational and global perspectives in student research on issues in world affairs that concern one or more countries. This initiative invites collaborative proposals from faculty and students across multiple disciplines that promote understanding and solving global problems. Projects provide opportunities for students to engage directly in the process of developing new research directions in areas of global import. 
The Center for Global Studies globalizes the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a National Resource Center in Global Studies designated by the U.S. Department of Education. One of the globalizing missions of the Center is to promote and support innovative research to better understand global issues confronting the world’s populations and identify ways to cope with and resolve these challenges.
 
How to Submit a Project Proposal (RFP)
·       The Request for Proposals (RFP) is for projects beginning the following academic year.
·       The deadline for 2017-2018 projects is March 3, 2017.
·       If you have questions about Global Intersections, please contact Donna Tonini at toninil1@illinois.edu.
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Award Information:  
Proposals may request up to $3,000 for project activities within the grant year (5/16/17-5/16/18). Global Intersections grants may provide funding for the following project components:
a) A campus event (e.g., workshop, conference, reading group, hackathon) focused on global studies; 
b) Travel funding for external speakers with an emphasis on global studies; 
c) A student publication with a focus on global studies.
 
Funded projects must begin no earlier than May 16, 2017 and end no later than May 16, 2018
Date Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Narrative Politics in International Relations -- Central European University (Budapest)

The Department of International Relations at Central European University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellow position in Narrative Politics in International Relations. Preference will be given to applicants with regional expertise in the European, post-Soviet or Middle East areas and a track record of fieldwork research. 

For more information about CEU and Department of International Relations please visit: https://www.ceu.edu/ and https://ir.ceu.edu/ 

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences and humanities, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1400 students from 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The language of instruction is English. 

Requirements
Applicants should have, or be close to completing, a

  • PhD in international relations, political theory, or sociology,
  • demonstrate a record in research and teaching,
  • responsibilities include teaching one graduate course,
  • MA supervision,
  • producing high quality academic research. 

Compensation:
Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. Teaching load is comparable to that of research universities. 

How to apply?
Applicants need to submit:

-Curriculum vitae

-Cover letter

-A sample syllabus

-Two writing samples

-Three letters of reference 

Review of applications will begin 3 April, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

For informal inquiries please contact Alexander Astrov, Head of Department (astrova@ceu.edu). 

Please send your complete application package to: advert@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2017/028 Only complete applications will be considered.

See http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AWY171/postdoctoral-fellow-position-in-narrative-politics-in-international-relations/.

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Pre-doctoral Dissertation Fellowships: Social Science of Russia (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for two pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships for Russian social scientists, funded with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Fellows are expected to be in residence in Madison, Wisconsin, and to conduct research toward their dissertation about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change.  Graduate fellows will conduct research in consultation with UW faculty and form close contacts with UW PhD students working on similar topics.

The fellowships will commence in September 2017 and run through August 2018; fellows will be expected to participate in a conference in Madison in summer 2018 (conference dates TBD). 

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the Russian Federation and currently enrolled at a Russian university, writing a dissertation toward PhD (or equivalent degree, such as the kandidat) in a social science discipline (Anthropology, Economics, GeographyLaw, Political Science, and Sociology)Applicants from institutions outside of Moscow are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellows will be expected to register for a three-credit research course with a UW professor. Graduate fellows will receive tuition remission for the research course, health insurance, and a stipend of $1,500 per month to cover living expenses(Tuition for courses beyond the research course are not covered by this fellowship, but fellows may be able to audit other graduate-level classes with permission of the professor.) Fellows must be prepared to cover their travel expenses to arrive in Madison for the fellowship.

All applicants are required to submit the following materials: 

1) A cover letter. The letter should describe the research the applicant will conduct during the fellowship (including topic, data and methodology, and expected output by the end of the fellowship period), should indicate which topic area(s) of the five listed above the project falls under, and should identify a UW faculty member who would be an appropriate mentor for the applicant;
2) A current curriculum vita;
3) An article-length writing sample;
4) Transcripts of graduate-level work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable); and 5) Three letters of recommendation from faculty members who can evaluate the applicant’s work and proposal.

Applicants should combine the first three items listed above into a single PDF, name the file using the convention “Applicant’s Last Name _CCNY Graduate Fellow application” and email the PDF as an attachment with the subject title “Last Name_CCNY Graduate Fellow Application” to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu.
 

Unofficial graduate transcripts can be sent via email in a separate PDF to russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu using the file name “Applicant’s Last Name_CCNY Graduate Fellow transcripts” OR via hard copy to the address below. 
The three letters of recommendation should come either directly from the recommenders or from a dossier service. They should not be submitted by the applicant. Recommenders should submit the letters as email attachments to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.eduPlease include as your subject title “Applicant’s Last Name _CCNY Graduate Fellow Letter.”


If necessary, materials may be sent in hard copy to: Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) Attention: Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition 210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706-1397 Cover letters, CVs, and writing samples must be submitted in English. (Letters of recommendation may be in English or Russian.)


Deadline: for full consideration, all materials must be received by March 15, 2017. 

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Submissions

CFP: "Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers" (28 – 29 April 2017, Porto, Portugal)

The 7th International Conference 
‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers’
        
28 – 29 April 2017, Porto, Portugal

DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 15th of March 2017

Conference Description

Europe became in the 20th century an elaborated yet contested notion as the particular field of European studies emerged while extensive and diverse research was directed recently towards an intensified search for what Europe is about. The creation of the European Union made things even more specialized and increased the stake of methodological rigor as more and more Europeans are affected by the decisions taken in Brussels. The number, diversity and quality of research projects focused on European issues is unprecedented, yet, as it is usually the case with specialization, it gradually led to discursive communities that rarely meet and debate their approaches in open floors together with peers from other continents, academic traditions and cultures. It is the aim of this conference to build a bridge among specialists from different regions, academic traditions and cultures that share a common interest in studying and addressing Europe as a reflexive concern.

The 7th Global Conference ‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers’ aims exactly to refresh a broader approach and understanding of Europe by enlarging the platform of regular conferences and workshops for a wider arena of participants and disciplinary backgrounds in order to put on stage a worldwide monadology for such concerns. The conference aims also to enable critical alternatives to the disciplinary orthodoxies by creating a framework for interaction and dissemination of diversity that has to become once more a European trademark. 

What is Europe and its place in the world? Is there something particular that sedimented in time and through a controversial history a European way? How does Europe see itself and how do others see it? Is Europe inclusive or club-based exclusive? Is Europe becoming a normative power or just envisages itself as one? Is the European multiculturalism a fact or an ideal? Is the European Union a reflection of Europe or an appropriation of it? Is Europe becoming a post-national cosmopolitan order or a persisting community of national states? How does the current political context after the US presidential elections challenges Europe? Is the EU able to resist the rise of populist and nationalist movements? These are just few questions out of an enormous space for inquiry that are to be addressed and confronted within the topic of the conference. Join us!

The conference is organized yet by no means restricted to the following orientative panels: 

Theorizing Europe: Thinking Europe and Europeanness ~ Europe as would be world power ~ Europe and its internal and external others/outsiders ~ Europe and identities ~ Fortress Europe? ~ EU and appropriations of Europe ~ Europe and the Mediterranean assortment ~ Europe and the inclusive/exclusive nexus ~ Europe and the US ~ Europe and anti-Americanism ~ Europe as seen from its Eastern neighbors ~ Europe as viewed from far away: narratives of the Europeans outside ~ Europe as viewed from Asia ~ Europe and Africa ~ Non-familiar faces of Europe ~ Knowing Europe in a different way: from Latin America to Australia ~ Europe and the EU as a normative power ~ EU regulatory practices in context ~ The multiple faces of Europeanization as a process ~ Europe and the persistence of the East-West Slope ~ Europe and crises ~ Europe and cosmopolitanism ~ Europe and the post-national orders ~ Europe in the world ~ European narratives of the past: the mnemonic/amnesic nexuses ~ Europeanization versus globalization ~ Europe and conflict resolution ~ European social models: welfare states and neoliberal suspicions ~ Europe and innovation ~ The politicization of Europe ~ Europe and the Trump ‘Era’ ~ Assessments of the European security

Participant’s Profile 
The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular research interest on Europe from all parts of the world. Post-graduate students, doctoral candidates and young researchers are welcome to submit an abstract. Representatives of INGOs, NGOs, Think Tanks and activists willing to present their work with impact on or influenced by specific understandings of Europe are welcomed as well to submit the abstract of their contribution. Euroacademia favors multidisciplinary approaches, critical thinking and new research methodologies.

The conference will take place in the conference premises of the exclusive 5 stars Hotel Infante Sagres, centrally located in the historic heart of Porto, within a walking distance from many major cultural attractions.

Deadline: 15th of March 2017
For on-line applications and complete details of the event before applying please see the conference website:
http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7th-eio-conference/ 
Applications are reviewed regularly by the Selection Committee and in order to facilitate best travel arrangements, an answer to an application is provided in maximum 5 working days.

Date Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017

CFP: "Kinship, Genealogy, and Dynasty" - Ohio Medieval Colloquium (March 25, 2017)

CFP: Kinship, Genealogy, and Dynasty (Ohio Medieval Colloquium) -- March 25
The next meeting of the Ohio Medieval Colloquium will take place on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 10:30AM-4:30PM. Many thanks to our host, The Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Christian Raffensperger from Wittenberg University will be joining us as the keynote speaker.
We welcome papers and works in progress related to this Spring’s theme, “Kinship, Genealogy, and Dynasty.” Please feel free to construe the theme broadly: we welcome your work in a diversity of disciplinary perspectives, time periods, and regions of the medieval world.
Please email paper proposals and equipment needs to one of the OMC co-chairs:
Gabrielle Parkin, Case Western Reserve University: glp24@case.edu
Bonnie Erwin, Wilmington College: bonnie_erwin@wilmington.edu
Date Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017

CFP: "Legacy of the Russian Revolution" -- November 16-18, 2017 (Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA)

The History and Political Science Department at Chestnut Hill College will host an interdisciplinary conference on "The Legacy of the Russian Revolution," November 16-18, 2017. Keynote speakers will be Sheila Fitzpatrick (University of Sydney, Australia, and University of Chicago, emeritus) and Wendy Goldman (Carnegie Mellon University).  Proposals for papers or panels are invited on any issue related to "The Legacy of the Russian Revolution."  Papers may relate to the immediate or long-term ramifications of the Bolshevik seizure of power – political, diplomatic, military, social, economic, technological, intellectual, cultural, etc.
Proposals should be about 250-300 words and be accompanied by a CV.  Proposals from advanced graduate students will be considered. Papers will be allowed 20-25 minutes for presentation. We also seek individuals who are interested in serving as a Chair of a session. Presenters of papers and chairs of sessions are required to register for the conference.
In 2003 Chestnut Hill College inaugurated the "Legacy Conferences"; previous conferences have addressed the"Kennedy Legacy" (2003), "The Legacy of the Second World War" (2005), the "Legacy of 1968" (2008), "The Legacy of the Civil War" (2011), and the “Legacy of World War I" (2014).
Deadline for proposals is April 15, 2017. Send proposals to Holly Caldwell at russianrevolution@chc.edu or mail to Holly Caldwell at Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118.To be placed on a mailing list for conference registration, send your name, mailing address, and email address to russianrevolution@chc.edu. The conference website is being developed and will be available in the spring. 
Date Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017

CFP: "Life-Writing and War in Twentieth-Century Europe" -- Yale University (April 21, 2007)

Life-Writing and War in Twentieth-Century Europe
A workshop sponsored by the Memory Studies in Modern Europe Working Group
Yale University, April 21st 2017, 5-7pm
 
Call for Papers
 
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the publication of Robert Antelme’s The Human Race and Primo Levi’s If This Is a Man, the Yale University Memory Studies in Modern Europe working group invites doctoral students from all disciplines to share their research in a workshop devoted to life-writing and war in Europe in the long 20th century. This workshop offers a forum to discuss methodology and work in progress as well as to connect with fellow scholars at various stages of research. Selected participants will have 15 minutes to present their paper, followed by a 15-minute discussion with the audience.
 
Topics to be explored in presentations may include (but are not limited to):
 
-Representations of war, conflict, or genocide in autobiographies, biographies, diaries, letters, memoirs, and personal accounts
-Literary works of testimony, such as those by Holocaust survivors
-The relationship between writing and remembering war
-Transnational memory and comparative approaches in life writings about war
-The relevance of individually written memories in the formation of collective or public narratives
-Silences, exclusions, “forgetting” in war recollections and their implications
-Fake memories, truth claims, and reliability of written testimonies
-Questions of authority, anonymity, and pseudonymity
-Genre and gender implications in life writings about war
-Aphasia, amnesia, and traumatic memory of the war
-Return to ordinary life: writing in the aftermath of the war
 
Please send us a 250/300 word abstract and a short bio, including current affiliation, by March 10th, 2017. Accepted speakers will be notified by March 17th and are asked to submit a draft of their presentation by April 7th.
 
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide funding to participants. However, there are no registration fees. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Whitney Humanities Center.
 
Please direct questions and submissions to: 
Giovanni Miglianti, PhD Student in Italian, giovanni.miglianti@yale.edu 
Svetlana Tcareva, PhD Student in Slavic, svetlana.tcareva@yale.edu
Date Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017

CFP: Panel Stream Topics, AATSEEL 2018

The AATSEEL Program Committee invites proposals for panel stream topics for the 2018 conference in Washington, DC. These streams will promote greater cohesion among conference panels and foster a broader dialogue throughout the conference. The result can be a series of mini-conferences within the framework of our larger conference.  All conference attendees are welcome to attend stream panels, but participants in a stream are expected to attend all of the panels in their stream.
 
Stream topic proposals should consist of a 200-word abstract describing the stream as a whole and a list of 4-6 potential participants (you need not yet have firm commitments from them) and should indicate whether you prefer a 2 or 3 panel stream. These should be sent via email to the Program Committee Chair, Jon Stone (jon.stone@fandm.edu), by March 1, 2017. You will be notified of the committee’s decision by March 15. We anticipate having 7-10 streams in 2018.
 
Individual paper proposals as well as pre-formed panel and roundtable proposals will continue to be accepted, as usual, exclusively through the AATSEEL website (the April 15 and July 1 deadlines remain the same).
 
What is a panel stream?
 
-2-3 thematically connected panels or roundtables (with 8-12 total participants in the stream). They will be listed in the conference  program with the same panel title (subtitles can be used to distinguish the focus of the individual panels) and be scheduled during the first morning session each day of the conference. 
 
What topics are eligible for panel streams?
 
-Any area that is typically part of the AATSEEL conference can be proposed as a stream topic (eg. second language acquisition and pedagogy, literature, film, linguistics, culture, media studies, theory, etc.). Keep in mind that the stream topic should be capacious enough to suit 10-12 participants’ presentations. The Program Committee will work to ensure a diverse blend of stream topics so we encourage all AATSEEL members to consider proposing a topic.
 
What is the role of the stream organizer?
 
-The organizer(s) must submit a topic proposal, help recruit participants, serve as a reviewer of individual abstracts submitted for the stream, and help to arrange the panel format and organization.
 
How can the panels be organized?
 
-We encourage diversity and flexibility in constructing the panels. They can be structured as traditional paper panels or roundtables or they can diverge from those formats. Possible alternatives include structuring the stream as a response to a single scholarly work or devoting one stream panel to a single “keynote” speaker with the other panels devoted to responses to the speaker.
 
What will the makeup of panel participants be?
 
-The streams must be composed of a variety of generations of scholars (ie. graduate students, contingent faculty, K-12 teachers, junior faculty, advanced scholars). We also strongly encourage inviting scholars based outside of the US to participate in the streams. The stream organizer may invite up to half of the total stream participants. The remainder of the stream will consist of participants who submit abstracts to the Program Committee.
Date Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017

CFP: "Slavic Readings," May 18-19, 2017 (Daugavpils, Latvia)

The Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics of Daugavpils University is pleased to announce the XXII International Conference "Slavic Readings” to be held at DU, Daugavpils (Latvia), on May 18-19, 2017. 

The conference welcomes presentations of research done on contemporary issues of Russian and Slavic studies, and functioning of the Russian language, literature and culture in a foreign language environment.
The Conference will work in the following sections:

1. Contemporary issues of Russian and Slavic studies (a theoretical aspect):
        - Slavic languages: historical and contemporary context.
        - Literature of the Slavs: historical and contemporary context.
        - Slavic-Baltic language, literature and culture connections.
        - Russian literature within the world literature context.

2. Russian language, literature and culture in a foreign language environment (a pragmatic aspect).
        - Studying Russian literature and culture in the modern world.
        - Russian language in a multicultural environment.
        - Innovative methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language.

The workshop on the art of poetry “New Russian Poetry in the 21st Century” will feature poets from Moscow, Riga and Daugavpils.

The deadline:   March 1, 2017
Languages:       Russian, English, Latvian.
Conference papers will be published in the collection “Slavic Readings”.

Links:
The Conference: http://www.learnrussianineu.com/conference-slavic-readings/xxii-slavic-readings-2017
Registration:            https://form.jotform.com/LatInSoft/slavic-readings-registration-form
Poetry readings:         http://www.learnrussianineu.com/conference-slavic-readings/workshop-art-poetry-new-russian-poetry-21st-century

For more information:
Department of Russian and Slavic Linguistics, Daugavpils University Vienības13, Daugavpils, LV5401, Latvia
+371 65471571, galina.vasilkova@du.lv

The general sponsor of the Conference: “Learn Russian in the European Union” (http://www.learnrussianineu.com
)

Date Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CFP: Studies in Slavic Cultures XIV: "Late Socialism: Second-World Modernity in Global Circulation"

CALL FOR PAPERS for Studies in Slavic Cultures XIV
Late Socialism: Second-World Modernity in Global Circulation
 
This volume of Studies in Slavic Cultures invites contributions that explore the culture of Late Socialism from a transnational perspective. Taken to be the period from the death of Stalin to the beginning of Perestroika (mid-1950s to the mid-1980s), Late Socialism is not merely a transitionary phase between a totalitarian regime and the liberalizations of impending collapse. Rather, it is a period with rich potential to explore the particularity and comparability of second-world modernity in a cross-cultural framework.

This period is marked by increasing international contacts and cross-cultural transfers not only with the Western world, but also with the cultures and subcultures of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Scholarship on Russo-Soviet culture often oscillates between two overreaching claims. On the one hand, some Slavists interpret Russo-Soviet culture, history, and politics as sui generis, invoking a long tradition of an exceptionalist Russia, as “neither East nor West.” On the other hand, a competing tendency has insisted upon a comparitivist Russia, one in which Russia belongs to the same temporal-spatial modernity as Europe, yet inevitably therefore “backward” on a shared scale of cultural development.

Taking insight from Michael David-Fox’s Crossing Borders, which convincingly deconstructs this binary opposition in favor of an alternative lens “marked by webs of meaning, multicausal explanations, and pluralistic rather than exclusionary interpretive frameworks,” we invite articles that examine the particularities of Late Socialist culture, putting them into diverse geopolitical and cross-cultural constellations.
 

Possible topics include:
 
-“Leftist thought”: Soviet Marxism, Génération ’68, Frankfurt School
-Socialist “soft power”: interactions between Second and Third World
-Postcolonial studies, imperialism, and peripheries under Late Socialism
-The socialist middle class: an anthropology of everyday life and consumer culture
-The Biopolitics of Late Socialism
-Comparative histories of theory: Tartu structuralism, Bakhtin, Julia Kristeva, etc.
-Transnational literary influence: Hemingway, Brodsky, Evtushenko/Whitman, Voznesenskii/Goya, etc.
-Cultural contact zones: international (film) festivals, co-productions, exhibitions
-Transregional subcultures and countercultures
-Modernism(s) in global cinema
 
The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017. Queries and submissions should be sent to the editors Trevor Wilson and Olga Kim at sisc@pitt.edu .Please visit the following link for detailed submission and formatting guidelines: http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/sisc/rules.html 

Studies in Slavic Cultures is a graduate-student journal published by members of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, with support from the Center for Russian and East European Studies. SISC is indexed in ABSEES.
 
Date Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

Second Annual Tartu Conference in Russian and East European Studies -- June 4-6, 2017 (Tartu, Estonia)

SECOND ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE
ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES

The Russian Revolution and Its Legacies: Taking Stock a Century Later
4-6 June 2017, Tartu, Estonia

Scholars working in all subfields of area studies, including comparative politics, international relations, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and related disciplines, are invited to submit proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for the Second Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies.

The Tartu Conference is a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental cultural, social, economic and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s life in Russia and Eastern Europe. The First Tartu Conference, held in June 2016, brought together more than 200 scholars from across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond.

Participants of the 2017 conference are invited to share their reflections on the Russian revolution of 1917 and the ensuing developments in Russia, Eastern Europe and elsewhere in the world. How are they represented and interpreted today by professional historians, various political actors and the wider public? What was their impact on culture, the economy, political systems, ideologies and social structures? Which legacies and path-dependencies going back to 1917 continue to be relevant today for memory politics, value systems, social institutions, the economy and international relations? What does an analysis of 1917 and its legacies contribute to the comparative study of revolutions? How can the liberating potential of popular struggles against exploitation and oppression be harnessed, and can social orders be transformed without resorting to violence? How do we keep alive the memory of the victims of twentieth-century totalitarianism and defend democracy against mounting challenges?

The Programme Committee will consider proposals addressing the above and related questions as well as other issues relevant to the development of Russia, the rest of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe from any disciplinary angle. Interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly welcome.

The conference will begin with the evening session on Sunday, 4 June, and end in late afternoon on Tuesday, 6 June. The programme will include academic panels, roundtables focused on current issues and plenary sessions featuring, among others, the following speakers:

Mark Kramer, Harvard University
Richard Sakwa
, University of Kent
Ronald Grigor Suny, University of Michigan
Madina Tlostanova
, Linköping University

The organizers welcome individual paper submissions as well as proposals for full panels and roundtables. The Programme Committee will give careful and unbiased consideration to all proposals; however, panel proposals are particularly encouraged.

Each paper proposal must include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Panel and roundtable proposals should list all speakers (as a general rule, 4 per panel/roundtable), along with abstracts and, if available, information about the chair and the discussant (alternatively, these can be assigned by the Programme Committee). Please use this link to submit your proposal by 20 February 2017.

All proposals will undergo rigorous selection by the Programme Committee. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by email by 20 March. The deadline for registration is 20 April. There is no registration fee. All presenters will be required to submit full papers by 25 May 2017 (see Rules of Participation and Important Dates for other deadlines).

Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements. The organizers will issue visa invitations, where applicable. Practical information regarding travel and accommodation is available on the conference website. If there are any further questions, please contact the organizers directly: info@tartuconference.ut.ee.

See https://sisu.ut.ee/tartuconference/ for more information.

Date Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CFP: "City, Community and the Transformation of Space in Post-Eastern Bloc societies" -- Lazarski University, Warsaw (June 15, 2017)

Call for Papers: City, Community and the Transformation of Space in Post-Eastern Bloc societies
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March 2017
Date of conference/wokshop: 15 June 2017
Location: Lazarski University, Warsaw, ul. Swieradowska 43, 02-662, Poland
The fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe brought with it new challenges and opportunities for civil society formations.  Finally groups had the chance to organise themselves away from the intrusive eye of state censorship, and operate in new ways.  Over the last 25 years or so a wide variety of organisations have burst onto the scene dealing with a host of issues neglected/repressed by authoritarian state socialism in the region.  At the same time the removal of state socialism has caused challenges to fledgling civil society formations as groups have been forced to become adept at finding sources of funding and have become involved in clashes over meaning between those with more progressive/liberal attitudes and those representing more conservative/nationalist outlooks.
Our one-day workshop positions itself within this opportunity/challenge dichotomy for civil society formations in the Visegrad group of countries which experienced post-2004 EU expansion.  By doing so the conference hopes to assist new ways of understanding processes of democratic transition in the Central European region and post-Soviet Space.  It also seeks to understand how authorities, individuals and groups interact in this new post-Communist transitional environment.  The workshop’s specific focus is on the transformation of civic space in the cities of the CEE region as it is in large urban settlements where the pace of change has been at its quickest.
In the process it aims to answer a number of key questions:
1) In what areas of civil society has there been the greatest rate of change since 1989?
2) In what ways have civil society organisations adapted to the challenges/opportunities of the free market?
3) What have been the biggest obstacles in reclaiming/re-energising city space in the post-Communist era?
4) To what extent have city authorities aided/halted the transformation of city space since the fall of the Eastern bloc?
5) How have local communities themselves reacted to changes in the city-scape since 1989?
We would be particularly interested in receiving paper proposals which refer to the questions stated above but we especially welcome papers regarding the following areas:
1. Sport/Activities in the city – Critical Mass cycling events, Business/charity runs
2. Communities of Memory (City traditions, tour-guides, city branding, marches, monuments)
3. NGO organizational activity in the city – humanitarian actions, multiculturalism and tolerance
4. City landscaping and the influence of city authorities
The Department of Government Studies at Lazarski University, Warsaw invites graduate students and more established researchers to submit their proposals regarding the above themes.  We also welcome proposals from research areas not laid out above as long as they are broadly in line with the themes of the conference.  Our general focus is on the Viserad group but if your research deals with City transformation in other areas of Eastern Europe it will also be considered.
Scholars wishing to participate should send a 250 word abstract along with a short academic CV to Dr. Christopher Lash christopherglash@gmail.com and Dr. Iryna Polets iryna.polets@gmail.com no later than 15 March 2017.  Selected participants will be informed soon after.
Date Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017

CFP: “RE:Constructions: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Memory and Imagination” -- University of Virginia Slavic Forum (Mar. 31- Apr. 1)

CFP: University of Virginia Slavic Forum (Mar. 31- Apr. 1)
“RE:Constructions: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Memory and Imagination”
 
Traditional applications of the terms memory and imagination have emphasized a distinct barrier between the concepts based on the premise of accuracy. Memory should be a record, one that, if occasionally faulty, remains primarily truthful. Imagination cannot be faulty because it is nebulous, fictive, unconcerned with veracity. However, in recent years, cognitive scientists have demonstrated that the same neural processes underlie both memory and imagination. Memories are as much constructs as imagination.
 
This forum is devoted to the intersections of memory and imagination in constructing identity, history, traditions, and futures. Memory invokes ideas of nostalgia, trauma, the urge to preserve, to delay oblivion. Imagination invokes dreaming, invention, childhood, play. Despite the seeming differences between the two, they both affect every sphere of human experience and endeavor.
 
The UVA Slavic Forum is committed to promoting an atmosphere of interdisciplinary cooperation. Therefore, papers from various disciplines will be accepted. Papers may deal with memory and/or imagination. Creativity in interpreting the topic is encouraged. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:
 
-Autobiography and historical narrative
-Invented traditions
-Imagined geography and imagined communities
-Institutional memory
-Social structures and the social imagination
-Identity and narrative of self
-Exile and nostalgia
-Breakdowns of memory, trauma and amnesia
-Cognitive science
-Possible-world theory and worldbuilding
-Creativity
 
The University of Virginia Society of Slavic Graduate Students will host RE:Constructions: Memory and Imagination Mar. 31 - Apr. 1. Submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word format. Please include an abstract (no more than 200 words), as well as your name, phone number, departmental affiliation, and a short academic bio. Submissions from graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduate students will be considered. Undergraduate papers will be presented in separate panels.
 
Submissions should be sent to uvaslavicforum2017@gmail.com by Feb 15.

Date Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017

Conferences & Workshops

CFP: "Life-Writing and War in Twentieth-Century Europe" -- Yale University (April 21, 2007)

Life-Writing and War in Twentieth-Century Europe
A workshop sponsored by the Memory Studies in Modern Europe Working Group
Yale University, April 21st 2017, 5-7pm
 
Call for Papers
 
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the publication of Robert Antelme’s The Human Race and Primo Levi’s If This Is a Man, the Yale University Memory Studies in Modern Europe working group invites doctoral students from all disciplines to share their research in a workshop devoted to life-writing and war in Europe in the long 20th century. This workshop offers a forum to discuss methodology and work in progress as well as to connect with fellow scholars at various stages of research. Selected participants will have 15 minutes to present their paper, followed by a 15-minute discussion with the audience.
 
Topics to be explored in presentations may include (but are not limited to):
 
-Representations of war, conflict, or genocide in autobiographies, biographies, diaries, letters, memoirs, and personal accounts
-Literary works of testimony, such as those by Holocaust survivors
-The relationship between writing and remembering war
-Transnational memory and comparative approaches in life writings about war
-The relevance of individually written memories in the formation of collective or public narratives
-Silences, exclusions, “forgetting” in war recollections and their implications
-Fake memories, truth claims, and reliability of written testimonies
-Questions of authority, anonymity, and pseudonymity
-Genre and gender implications in life writings about war
-Aphasia, amnesia, and traumatic memory of the war
-Return to ordinary life: writing in the aftermath of the war
 
Please send us a 250/300 word abstract and a short bio, including current affiliation, by March 10th, 2017. Accepted speakers will be notified by March 17th and are asked to submit a draft of their presentation by April 7th.
 
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide funding to participants. However, there are no registration fees. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Whitney Humanities Center.
 
Please direct questions and submissions to: 
Giovanni Miglianti, PhD Student in Italian, giovanni.miglianti@yale.edu 
Svetlana Tcareva, PhD Student in Slavic, svetlana.tcareva@yale.edu
Date Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2017 Eurasian Archaeology Conference CFP

The Fifth Eurasian Archaeology Conference
Gods on the Grasslands, Myths in the Mountains

October 26-28, 2017, Cornell University
CALL FOR PAPERS
Please Circulate
How can the material traces of the past inform our understanding of the divine, the otherworldly, and the mythical? In contrast to other geographical locales, Eurasian archaeologists have long recognized the vitality of religious practices. This attention to the devotional, however, has been closely linked to conceptions of the ethnos. As the ethnos has been destabilized in contemporary archaeological thought, it is increasingly important to rethink the significance of religion in Eurasia’s past.
The Fifth Eurasian Archaeology Conference invites participants to reevaluate the role of religion and religious practices within and beyond daily life. It encourages participants to explore how religion(s) – and conceptions of a world beyond – have shaped cultural beliefs and practices throughout time and space within this vast and diverse terrain that spans from the Danube to the Gobi, from the Great Caucasus to the Tian Shan mountains.
This conference seeks to examine how religion operates as a materially inscribed social force that played a prominent role in shaping Eurasia’s past. We welcome art historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians alike to explore the beliefs, narratives, and ideologies that shaped experiences of the numinous at both individual and community scales throughout Eurasian (pre)history. We look to investigate how systems of meaning also shaped economic, political, and social orders at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The Fifth Conference on Eurasian Archaeology invites participants to explore how social ideologies, cosmologies, and world orders engendered different aspirations, motivations, obligations, and loyalties within communities of practice. The conference seeks session proposals and paper abstracts that will contribute new data, methodologies, and theories concerning the material manifestations of religion, grounded in studies that extend from prehistory to the present day and from Eastern Europe to the Far East. 
We anticipate a range of sessions dealing with various aspects of the experience of the divine.  Sessions could include:
§  Divination and Power: Practice, Politics and the Sacred
§  Religion Matters: The Materiality of Religious Practice
§  Sacred Space: Placemaking and Devotional Landscapes  
§  Deities as Objects and Objects as Deities
We encourage participants to consider proposing sessions that draw together multiple contributions on a theme.  If you are interested in proposing a session, send a 1 paragraph description and list of 4-6 potential contributors to eurasia2017@cornell.edu by March 15.
Abstracts for individual papers are due May 1, 2017 via the online submission portal at http://eac.arts.cornell.edu.  The portal will open to receive submissions on April 1, 2017.  Instructions on paper submissions will follow as details and updates are posted on the conference website and to this mailing list.
A small number of graduate travel fellowships are also available to support the travel of graduate students studying at universities and research institutes in Eurasia (defined expansively).  Applications for support are made at the time of paper abstract submission.  Further information on fellowships will be made available in due course on our website.
Date Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017

Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Presentation Feb. 23 at 12PM

Are you interested in teaching or conducting research abroad?
Learn more about the Fulbright Scholar Program in a presentation by
Dr. John Allegrante
2007 Fulbright Scholar to Iceland, and 2005–2010 Fulbright Specialist
Event details
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School of Information Sciences
501 E Daniel St, Champaign
February 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm
(Reception will follow)
In this presentation, Fulbright Ambassador Dr. Allegrante, University of Illinois alumnus and Professor of Health Education at Columbia University, will share his experiences as a Fulbright Scholar to Iceland. Scholars like Dr. Allegrante return to their campuses with new perspectives on their fields and fresh ideas for further international engagement. Faculty and administrators will learn about the benefits of Fulbright programs and the impact they can have both personally and professionally. Find out more about Dr. Allegrante’s Fulbright experience at: http://www.cies.org/alumni-ambassadors/john-allegrante
Interested faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend.
Space is limited; to reserve a seat please contact Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health at laracini@illinois.edu. Please RSVP by Friday, February 17th.
This event is co-sponsored by Illinois International Programs and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
The Fulbright Ambassador Program trains and utilizes a select group of Fulbright Scholar alumni from the full spectrum of U.S. academic disciplines, higher education institutions, and geographic regions to serve as representatives for the Fulbright Scholar Program at campus workshops and academic conferences across the United States.
Date Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017

Summer/ language Opportunities

Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies, Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan) - Mar. 1 Deadline

Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce the Second Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES). We are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for our 2017 summer session. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017. Program dates for SSRES 2017: May 26-July 22 (8 weeks)

The main component of SSRES in 2017 will be an Intensive 8-week Course in Russian Language (all levels are welcome) OR an Intensive 8-week Course in Beginner’s Kazakh Language. The program offers 120 contact hours of in-class instruction in all aspects of these languages and one elective course in the Eurasian Studies curriculum taught in English. Students can choose one from the following elective courses:

·         HST 100 History of Kazakhstan (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)

·         HST 104 Central Asian History II (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)

·         WLL 230 Survey of Post-Soviet Russian Literature and Culture (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)

In additional to the core program, the students will have an opportunity to learn some elementary Kazakh and get an introduction to Kazakh culture by taking a weekly non-credited practical course in Kazakh Language and Culture (once a week on Fridays, free and included in the program). Students, enrolled in Kazakh, will be able to take a similar course in Russian Language and Culture.

American students have an option to apply to the program through The University of Arizona Global Initiatives and earn US-based academic credits. The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counselling services to all program participants.  For more information, visit the program’s website athttps://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-kazakhstan.

For more information about the program, including its cost, course descriptions, and the cultural program, visit our website:http://shss.nu.edu.kz/shss/academics/ssres and the program blog at http://ssres-nazarbayev-university.com/Please address all questions to Professor Victoria Thorstensson (victoria.thorstensson@nu.edu.kz). 

Questions about the application process through the University of Arizona should be addressed to Professor Liudmila Klimanova, Director for the Arizona in Kazakhstan Program (klimanova@mail.arizona.edu).

Date Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017

Summer 2017 UNH Russia Program: 4- or 8-Week Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program

Unique Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program, University of New Hampshire

What is the program?                       
The UNH Russia Program is a unique summer study abroad opportunity for all interested students to experience first-hand the vastness of Russia. Students travel with UNH faculty and study Russian language, culture, and history with stays in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and a trip across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad! Visits include cultural, historical, and political venues (including the Duma, Kremlin, Hermitage, WWII bunker, Gulag Museum, Tatar hat workshop, hiking around Lake Baikal, participate in traditional Russian folk wedding, Lenin's house in Gorki, banya, Russo-Japanese war fortresses and bunkers in Vladivostok) with readings and discussion at each site. 
 
4 Week and 8 Week Programs

4 Week program: Earn 8 UNH credits studying culture and history while traveling to St. Petersburg, Moscow and on to Siberia, with stops in Kazan, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk,Lake Baikal,Arkhan (a village in Buryatiya) and ending in Vladivostok. No prior study of Russian language is required. Survival Russian included in pre-departure and in-country work. All students with an interest in Russian history, politics and culture should apply. 

8 Week program: After the above 4 weeks of travel, students stay in Moscow and have language classes taught by faculty from Language Link. Earn an addition 8 credits studying Russian language (grammar, conversation and phonetics at the appropriate level.)

Pre-departure orientation sessions (via Skype/video) and pre-departure assignments (reading, lectures and work done on-line with a UNH faculty member.) 

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the full expanse of Russia!
 
How do I apply or learn more?
·         Find program details and application instructions online at https://cola.unh.edu/study-abroad/program/russia-moscow
        Application deadline: March 3, 2017.
·         Contact Arna Bronstein, Associate Professor Russian, Program Director (arna.bronstein@unh.edu) or Ekaterina Burvikova, Resident Director (ekaterina.burvikova@unh.edu) or James Parsons, COLA Study Abroad Coordinator (James.Parsons@unh.edu)
Date Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

Summer Resident Director Position: Intensive Russian Program in Narva, Estonia - June-Aug. 2017 (University of Pittsburgh, CREES)

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to accompany a group of undergraduates to Narva, Estonia this summer.  The program runs for 8 weeks—from June 18 – August 13, 2017—though the RD will likely need to arrive one week before the students.  While in Narva, the students will engage in the intensive study of Russian at the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year levels.  In addition to formal class time, students participate in a comprehensive set of lectures and excursions.

The RD receives a generous salary as well as roundtrip airfare to Narva, Estonia, accommodations in Narva, daily breakfasts (7 days a week), and work-day lunches (5 days a week).

Primary responsibilities of the Resident Directorship include:
·         Attend all pre-departure orientation sessions conducted by the University of Pittsburgh for participating students; participation via Skype is fine.
·         Run in-country orientation with entire group of students upon group’s arrival to Narva, Estonia.
·         Enforce a Russian-only language policy while students are on campus and on all program-related excursions, lectures, and activities; actively encourage students and all program staff (including staff at the College with whom students have frequent interaction) to speak only in Russian.  Actively converse with the students in the target language at all times, but especially during coffee breaks, group meals, excursions, etc.
·         While in country, liaising with primary point of contact at Narva College of University of Tartu to ensure all program components are being carried through.
·         Organize and facilitate all pre- and post-program proficiency tests.  Help administer all required language proficiency exams (i.e., OPIs and the American Councils for International Education reading and listening exams) during the final week of the program.  All tests will be conducted online.  Coordinate as necessary with Narva College staff to schedule use of computers.
·         Attend and help to arrange (as needed) all excursions, lectures, and out-of-class activities.
·         Submit weekly reports to the REES Associate Director detailing all events of the week, including any student illnesses, disciplinary matters, or other concerns.
·         You must have a cell phone that is operational 24/7.  You must distribute your number to all students, all program instructors and administrators, and be on-call.
·         Prepare students for all program-related excursions and lectures, accompany students on all program-related excursions and at lectures, and run regular debriefing sessions with the students following excursions and lectures.
·         During the third week of classes, hold a meeting with each student to check-in on his/her progress both academically and socially.  Make recommendations to the student to increase his/her success in the program as needed.
·         Be available for student consultations as needed outside regular class time.

Competitive applicants will have experience with study abroad programming, a minimum of advanced-level Russian language proficiency, and past work experience that provides evidence of superior organizational and communication skills.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please send a cover-letter, CV, and names and contact information of two professional references who can speak to your qualifications for this position to Dawn Seckler (dawn.seckler@pitt.edu).

Date Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

2017 Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing -- Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center, Duke University (July 12-16, 2017)

SLAVIC AND EURASIAN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER, DUKE UNIVERSITY
is pleased to announce its Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing
Session 1 (July 12-14)—Acquisition, Techniques, and Technologies
Session 2 (July 14-16)—Russian Proficiency Testing

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer institute from July 12-16 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages.

The summer institute will be held in two sessions offered back-to-back. Participants may attend one or both sessions. Both sessions will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Session 1 (July 12-14): The first session will include presentations by speakers from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, 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
-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

Session 2 (July 14-16): The second session will consist of 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, 10 Feb 2017

Russian Language Instructor Positions: 2017 Summer Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Arizona State University seeks qualified instructors to teach intensive Russian in its 2017 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.
For more information, please visit the job posting at: https://cli.asu.edu/jobs
Location: 
ASU Tempe Campus
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Date Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017

Student Ambassador Program for the EXPO 2017 USA Pavilion (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Since 1851, World Expos have been an opportunity to navigate global changes by celebrating innovation and facilitating collaboration across countries. Expo 2017 will be hosted by the Republic of Kazakhstan in its capital, Astana. The theme of Expo 2017 is "Future Energy" with an overall focus on green technologies, sustainable development and the future.  The United States will participate by hosting a USA Pavilion, which will “educate and inform foreign audiences about the United States and its scientific and technological innovations relating to the theme of the Astana Expo—future energy—as well as to promote broad U.S. commercial and public diplomacy interests around the world.”

For Expo 2017, Eurasia Foundation (http://www.eurasia.org/), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (http://projects.international.wisc.edu/expo2017), and the American Councils for International Education (https://www.americancouncils.org/) are partnering to facilitate the USA Pavilion Student Ambassadorship program. Student Ambassadors are young people who will serve in various capacities at the USA Pavilion and will interact with the estimated two million visitors expected to attend Expo 2017.

This opportunity is open to all are US citizens or US permanent residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any US college, university or other academic, educational or diplomatic programs, recent graduates (those who graduated in Spring 2015), as well as Americans currently participating in international education or diplomacy-related programs in the Eurasia region.

The deadline for submission of applications to the Student Ambassador Program is 15 March 2017 (11:59 pm PST). Note: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Approximately 40 Student Ambassadors will be selected. Familiarity with Russian and/or Kazakh language is required, along with an interest in the broader Eurasia region.  Student Ambassadors will be required to stay for the duration of the Expo (1 June to 12 September 2017).   

For a more detailed overview of what being a Student Ambassador entails—click here (http://projects.international.wisc.edu/expo2017/).  

Questions about the Student Ambassadors program should be directed to Hrachya Topalyan (htopalyan@eurasia.org). Questions about the application process should be addressed to the UW-Madison Office of International Projects (intl-projects@intl.wisc.edu).

Date Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017

Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture (June 4-24, 2017)

The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center affiliate of ASEEES and the Institute for Rusyn Language and Culture at Prešov University in Prešov, Slovakia, announce the eighth annual 3-week Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture (June 4-24, 2017). The cost of the program, including tuition, university dormitory accommodations, all meals, and all excursions is $1350.

The Studium offers a unique experience to Slavic scholars and students interested in exploring the history, culture, and language of an East Slavic people located on the border between East and West Slavic linguistic and cultural worlds.

Participants receive intensive daily language study on the beginning and intermediate/advanced levels; lectures in Carpatho-Rusyn history and folklore, with parallel instruction offered in English and Rusyn; pysankȳ, folksong, and folk dance workshops; excursions to the famous Carpathian wooden churches, museums, the Svidník folk festival, the Lemko Rusyn region in Poland, the early 14th-century village of Topol’a, birthplace of the Carpatho-Rusyn national awakener, Aleksander Dukhnovych, and to the adjacent Poloniny National Park with its primeval Carpathian beech forests of the (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Scholarship aid is available for students registered in a North American college or university, and Prešov University offers a certificate which students can present to their home institutions to earn credits for the program. For further detailed information and an application, visit: https://www.c-rrc.org/studium-carpato-ruthenorum-2017/  (Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center).

Applications should be sent to the head of the Department of Rusyn Language and Culture by April 1, 2017, as directed on the application form. Letters requesting financial aid may be emailed to Professor Patricia Krafcik along with a copy of your application. Please contact Pat (faculty at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington) off-list with any questions at patkrafcik@gmail.com

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Summer 2017 Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants -- Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (University of Pittsburgh)

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at the Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) in June–July 2017. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects.

Applications will be processed via the Submittable online system at https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48081.
 
For questions about the LTLR program, please contact REES Assistant Director Gina Peirce at gbpeirce@pitt.edu.

Date Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017

2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development

2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development

American Councils for International Education and Fairfax County Public Schools/TJHSST will offer a professional development program for teachers of Russian: “Roadmap for the Teaching and Learning of Russian with the World-Readiness Standards”

Program Dates: July 17 – 28, 2017 (FAIRFAX, VA)

Arrival Date: Out of town participants may arrive on Sunday,  July 16, 2017.
Last Day of Program: Friday, July 28th is a half day. Program ends at Noon.

This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers of Russian an intensive two week professional development program that focuses on current pedagogical theory in the teaching and learning of Russian. Program discussions will the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Participants will also learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course.  A two day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training workshop will be included in this program.

During the course of the program, teacher participants will:
·   observe Russian language lessons in our co-existing student program
·   design mini lessons to demo in the student program
·   have access to shared lessons created within the teacher program
·   learn and review how technology can be integrated with lessons
Participating teachers will receive:
 
- Full Program Tuition
- A two day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training
- A modest stipend upon successful program completion
- Catered lunch provided at the program site
- Optional graduate credit at a special registration fee

For out of town participants we provide:
Lodging in historic Old Town Alexandria, VA
Daily Breakfast is available at the hotel
 
Teacher participants will not have to purchase software or any other materials in order to successfully complete this course.
Bringing a laptop or another electronic device is recommended
 
Applications for 2017 are due by May 19, 2017, and are available: http://tinyurl.com/2017startalkteacherprogram
For additional information, contact Nataliya Ushakova at nushakova@gmail.com or (347) 267-9826

Date Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017