Author Archives: Cara Keirstead

Study Abroad: Field Archaeology Excavation and Survey (Transylvania)

Deadline: Open until filled

Dacia (i.e. modern historical Transylvania) was, arguably, the most important frontier of the Roman Empire: its gold and silver sustained the collapsing imperial economy for two centuries. However, the “imperial idea” on the Eastern European Provincial frontier was more complex than Rome ever expected it… and it even outlasted the idea of Rome itself. Local Roman Provincial realities, born out of economic, cultural, social and political creolization, constant and dynamic negotiation of power, and shifting populations, have outlived the ideological centers that have claimed historical ownership of these regions, creating their own distinct expressions of identity.

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Lang. Training: Warwick Translates Summer School

Deadline: April 17, 2019

“Warwick Translates Summer School” offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention. Places will be allocated on a strictly ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

The course will be taught in an all-day workshop environment using a variety of texts including non-fiction (essays, journalism, academic) and fiction (poetry, fantasy, children’s literature, crime writing). Lunch time events will include discussion panels with publishers and editors. Evening events will include a Translation Slam and a keynote Lecture by Preti Taneja: ‘Translating Shakespeare in conflict and post-conflict zones: the challenge to “universal” human rights’.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Intermediate Russian Instructor (Carleton College)

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Carleton College is looking to hire a leave replacement for Fall 2019 (10-week trimester) to teach intermediate Russian (4th trimester) and one other course: either a section of German 101 or a course in English that will likely attract students from across the college. This is an excellent opportunity for an advanced graduate student seeking teaching experience at a top liberal arts college. See the Carleton job site for details. https://jobs.carleton.edu/

Prof. Devt: Summer Research Lab (University of Illinois)

Deadline for funding: February 18, 2019

For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library’s famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this year, from June 10 to August 2, 2019. The SRL is open to all scholars with research interests in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Graduate students, academics, independent scholars, librarians, and government employees are encouraged to apply.

About the Program

With hundreds of thousands of volumes in Russian, East European, and Eurasian languages, alongside extensive microfilm collections of rare and archival materials, the University Library at Illinois ranks among the best research collections in the world. The SRL provides scholars with the opportunity to work extensively with these resources, at any stage of their work. Many important books and articles have been written in our collections over the years. Graduate students find a trip to Illinois an excellent way to plan their research and begin work on their dissertations.

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Funding: American Councils Summer Internship Program—Business, Technology, and Innovation Scholarships (Moscow)

Deadline: February 15, 2019

American Councils is pleased to announce that the Business, Technology, and Innovation (BTI) Scholarship offers travel, lodging, and tuition support for U.S. students participating in an American Councils summer internship program in Moscow for Summer 2019.

On the program, student interns:

  • Work, live, and study in one of the world’s most economically powerful cities
  • Gain real-world skills demanded by employers
  • Make their resumes stand out
  • Get job experience through an 8-week internship at a startup
  • Explore a career path in business consulting, marketing, technology, and more
  • Earn 4-5 credits in intercultural communication

ELIGIBILITY

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students interested in business, innovation, or STEM fields are eligible to apply for scholarships of $3,000-5,000. Awards are made on the basis of financial need, compatibility, and academic merit. No prior study of Russian is required.

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Funding: HI USA Explore the World Travel Scholarship

Deadline: March 2, 2019

Hostelling International is offering five $2,000 travel scholarship exclusively for Austin area residents!

The program is called Explore the World, and it’s administered by the nonprofit organization, Hostelling International USA (HI USA). HI USA is committed to creating a more tolerant world, and these scholarships are for young travelers inspired to make the world a better place, but lack the financial means to go abroad.

The scholarship is open to individuals, ages 18-30, who will engage in an educational or service learning component during their trip.  Eligible candidates must also meet specific financial need requirements. More information can be found at www.hiusa.org/travel-scholarships.

CFP: 2019 ASEEES First Book Subvention

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2019 and September 1, 2019

In 2014, the ASEEES Board of Directors voted to dedicate $10,000 per year from the Association’s endowment dividends for subvention of books by first-time authors who have already secured publishing contracts. Multiple awards of up to $2,500 will be made on a competitive basis each year, with funds paid directly to the press.

A multidisciplinary committee of senior scholars will evaluate applications; the committee will also include a publishing professional as a non-voting member who will advise on budgetary matters. In deciding how to allocate these funds, the committee takes into account both the scholarly significance of the book and the demonstrated need for subvention support. Applications are invited from all disciplines.

Visit the website for application information

CFP: 51st Annual ASEEES Convention (San Francisco)

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2019

51st Annual ASEEES Convention
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Saturday, November 23 – Tuesday, November 26, 2019
 [Please note the different pattern of dates than usual]
Convention Theme: Belief

The Proposal Submission is now openwww.aseees.org/convention/cfp
ALL submissions panel, roundtable, individual paper, lightning round presentation, and meeting request submissions – are due by February 15, 2019. Continue reading

Academic Job: University of Alberta Visiting Professorship

Deadline to apply: February 28, 2019

Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professorship

Applications are invited for the position of Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is a nine-month appointment to be held jointly in the Departments of History and Classics, and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS, home department for the appointee). The Visiting Professor will be expected to be in residence from August 26, 2019 to May 29, 2020, and will also be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the sponsoring departments.

The successful candidate will teach two one-term courses during the year in the area of expertise (available to students in either department), and give a minimum of two public lectures throughout the year. It is anticipated that the appointee will hold regular consultations with graduate students in related fields throughout the stay and serve as an ambassador for the program upon returning home.

READ MORE at: https://www.ualberta.ca/modern-languages-and-cultural-studies/department-information/employment-opportunities

Study Abroad: American Councils for International Travel (Moscow)

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019

American Councils for International Education is now accepting applications for its summer 2019 regional studies program in Russia! We look forward to sending students of all academic backgrounds and language levels abroad this summer. No foreign language experience is required for this program.

Scholarship funding and U.S. academic credit is available to participants on this program:

Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia program

Host: Moscow International University – Moscow, Russia

Dates: June 19 – July 23, 2019 (5 weeks)

Eligibility: Open to students 18 and older. No Russian language experience is required. Minimum 2.7 GPA.

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