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The organizing committee of SCLC-2020 still hopes to have the conference as scheduled in December 4-6, 2020, as planned. The confirmed invited speaker of the conference is Martin Haspelmath.
In case it will not be possible to hold SCLC-2020 in December, the event will be moved to June. We have now the exact dates for this plan B: June 4-6, 2021. The confirmed invited speakers of the conference in June 2021 are Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) and Sergey Say (Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Typology).
Crossroads Eurasia is launching a FREE summer project for students and recent graduates. We are looking for individuals who are interested in exploring an aspect of daily life in a Russian city alongside a Russian student from the local university. It will take place (virtually) in Voronezh, a medium-sized city south of Moscow with a young and cosmopolitan feel. The project is part-time, and can augment other summer work and study.
What the project will entail The project will take place in July and last four weeks, requiring a commitment of 12 to 17 hours per week. Participants will work in small groups with students from the Voronezh State University. They will research a theme that is linked to the interests of the group members and is both social and local — think something out of the lifestyle or culture sections of a newspaper (e.g. craft beer, local businesses, life under quarantine, etc). The beginning of the project will be devoted to defining the theme and creating a research plan around it.
Please join American Councils Study Abroad on Monday, June 1st at 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific) for an overview and Q&A about our upcoming Summer Online Programs.
AC staff will provide an overview of the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) and Politics and Public Diplomacy program (PPD), including course content, instruction methods, application procedures, and more. There will be plenty of time to ask questions of the panelists. For those who cannot attend live, a recording will be sent out to registrants afterwards.
This webinar is open to students, faculty, advisors, and anyone interested in learning more about American Councils Study Abroad Online Programs.
Submission Deadline for Senior Research Proposals, Conferences, and Fellowships Only
This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers.
American Society for Theatre Research, November 5-8, 2020 (*note this is the same weekend as ASEEES)
Working Session – Disrupted Nationhoods and the Repetition of Change: Theatre and Performance in Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia
Continuing from last year, we invite proposals to our Central and Eastern European focused group that advance our conversation toward dismantling artificial binaries (east/west, national/state, tradition/progress, minority/majority, etc.) based on static notions of repetition and reperformance. We want to further explore performance and theatre as means to disrupt core conceptions of seemingly clear-cut “new nationalisms” and cultural boundaries and identities. With our shared focus on countries reshaped and reconstituted numerous times, we ask: what does reperformance mean in a context where identities have been reformed amidst repeated geographic upheaval and political turbulence? What meanings does repetition create where the most frequent form of repetition is change? What can reperformance mobilize for audiences who have often witnessed it merely perform rearranged, narrativized pasts to serve agenda-laden purposes? How does performance conceptualize “national” and ethnic identities of the region–themselves often transnational–as borders are redrawn around/through them? How does performance offer useful disruptions of localized identities that embrace, integrate, or reject the global and transnational beyond recycling the familiar? Within such a context, does repetition or reperformance inevitably fail? If so, what modes allow us to analyze theatre and performance from this part of the world?
They invite abstracts for 20+10 min presentations on any topic of relevance to Slavic Cognitive Linguistics. Abstracts should be based on work that has not yet been published. They especially encourage submissions from young researchers. Abstracts can be written in English or in any Slavic language. For more details see the abstract submission section.
The confirmed invited speaker is Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)