Prof. Dev. : Grad. Fellowship in Library and Information Sciences (University of Illinois)

Deadline: January 29, 2020

Interested in a career in Slavic/East European/Eurasian libraries and archives?  Know someone else who might be?  The Slavic Library Institute 2020 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering a limited number of fellowships (covering tuition, lodging, and up to $500 in travel costs) to participate in the Institute, which will take place at the top-ranked UIUC iSchool and Library in Urbana from May 19th to June 5th, 2020.

Leading national and international experts in the field will provide instruction and training to prepare participants for careers in libraries, archives, museums, government agencies, and other information sciences contexts with a focus on Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies.  The Institute is intended for graduate students in Library & Information Sciences (LIS), graduate students in SEEE-related fields with an interest in LIS careers, and early-career librarians.  Graduate course credit is available.

The application deadline is January 29th, 2020. 

Apply at  

Please contact Kit Condill ( if you have any questions!

Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: January 21, 2020

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the 2019-2020 Stephen F. Cohen- Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies, funded by the KAT Charitable Foundation.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program will provide:

·       up to five Dissertation Research Fellowships, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia;

·       a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to a doctoral student at a US or Canadian university, who is citizen or permanent resident of the US, to complete their dissertation during the fellowship tenure.

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Call for Submissions: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza ( and Robert Reynolds (, to be published Dec 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.

Contributions may be written in either English or Russian, and should generally be no longer than 7000 words. More detailed explanations regarding submission policies and procedures can be found at Submissions should be sent by email to either of the co-editors no later than 1 May 2020.

Robert Reynolds,

Thomas Garza,

Grad. Program: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (University of Illinois)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications to our MA degree programs. The deadline for application has been extended to January 15.  

The Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Illinois is a two-year program designed for students preparing for further academic study as well as those aiming to pursue careers in government, NGOs, business, the media, international law, private foundations, or cultural exchange. The program provides broad exposure to the history, cultures, politics, and societies of the area as well as to many disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to its study. Take courses from leading experts in history, literature, political science, sociology, business, anthropology, economics, law, linguistics, religion, and more. Over 100 graduate-level disciplinary courses are available to students! REEES MA alumni have gone on to work at the Eurasia Foundation, FEMA, the FBI, the State Department, American Councils for International Education, and study at Columbia University, Yale University, the University of Indiana, and UC Santa Barbara, among others. 

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Study Abroad: Spring Break in Russia (SRAS)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

2020 Spring Break: Introduction to Russia

Dates: March 14 – 22, 2020

Cost: $1650

During this one-week trip, SRAS will introduce students to the places and people of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

  • Kremlin Tour
  • SRAS Walking Seminar on the Origins of Modern Russia with SRAS Assistant Director Josh Wilson
  • Bolshoi Backstage Tour
  • Socials with Locals – opportunities to meet young Russians for casual interaction
  • Peter & Paul Fortress , St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum
  • Catherine’s Palace, Siege Memorial
  • Festive meals to introduce you to local/regional foods
  • Optional activities (theater, banya, cooking, peer tutoring – based on group interests)
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Study Abroad: Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program (University of New Hampshire)

Deadlline: February 3, 2020

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! (Moscow-Kazan-Irkutsk-Arshan, Buryatia-Utulik, Baikal-Vladivostok. 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,Irkutsk,Lake Baikal,Arshan (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. Tentative program dates: May 21-June 21.
8 Week program: After the above 4 weeks of travel, students stay in Moscow and have language classes taught by faculty from RUDN. Earn an addition 8 credits studying Russian language (grammar, conversation and phonetics at the appropriate level with 4 additional hours a week of conversational work.) These credits are issued by RUDN.Tentative program dates: May 21-July 21.
Pre-departure orientation sessions (via Skype) 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! 

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Conference/CFP: 2020 AATSEEL (Arizona State University and The University of Arizona)

Deadline for papers: February 14, 2020

2020 AATSEEL–Arizona Conference
Hosted by Arizona State University and The University of Arizona
Department of Russian and Slavic Studies
April 4-5, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)


The Arizona Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AZ-AATSEEL) announces a call for paper proposals for the annual conference that will take place on April 4-5, 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. This year’s conference is hosted by the Russian Program at the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University in collaboration with the Melikian Center (ASU) and the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona. The AZ-AATSEEL Conference will take place concurrently with the 22nd Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore. Attendees of AZ-AATSEEL are encouraged to take part in both conferences being held at ASU.

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Slavic, East European or Eurasian culture (literature, film, music, visual arts, etc.), linguistics, second language acquisition\teaching, digital humanities, queer studies, gender studies, and history are invited for the AZ-AATSEEL conference. Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged! Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are encouraged to submit proposals.

Audio\visual technology will be available. Registration is free for all attendees and presenters.

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Conference/CFP: European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 2020, we will sponsor the annual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium at Pitt. Modeled after traditional academic conferences, this event will give students the opportunity to present their research papers on Europe, Russia and/or Eurasia to discussants and an audience. Please encourage your outstanding undergraduate students to apply to participate in the Symposium. Limited travel grants are available to help defray expenses for accepted participants located outside of the Pittsburgh region. The application form and further information can be found at

1) Students must submit applications with 250-300 word abstracts and paper drafts by January 15, 2020.
2) Selected students will be notified by February 2020.
3) Final revised papers are due by March 16, 2020.
4) Presentations will be made at the Symposium on March 27, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact REEES Engagement Coordinator Susan Dawkins at

CFP: Slavic Humanities Forum (University of Virginia Slavic Society)

Deadline: February 10, 2020

The University of Virginia Slavic Society of Graduate Students is delighted to announce a call for proposals for its 11th annual Slavic Humanities Forum. The conference will take place March 20-21, 2020 in Charlottesville, Virginia and will feature scholar and professor Myroslav Shkandrij from the University of Manitoba as keynote speaker. A reception will be followed by a day of presentations and discussion.

This call for papers aims for a broad range of proposals from undergraduate, graduate, and independent levels of junior scholars in the Humanities and related fields with a focus on contexts inside or outside the Russian-speaking world.

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Acad. Job: Summer Language Instructors (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Open until Filled

Pitt’s Summer Language Institute (SLI) is accepting applications for summer instructors for the following languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, and Slovak.
SLI seeks creative and enthusiastic instructors with experience in proficiency-based pedagogy. Please see the job posting copied below and apply at the attached link. Direct all inquiries and questions about the positions or SLI’s programs to
Thank you and best wishes for a joyful and productive 2020!

Instructors will teach 6- or 8-credit intensive courses during SLI’s summer sessions, which run from June 1-July 10 (6-credit courses) and June 1-July 24 (8-credit courses). Classes meet five days a week from 9am-2:50pm. In additional to classroom teaching, instructors are expected to help plan cultural programming for their language program and attend events for the whole institute, such as film and lecture series, workshops, and picnics. Depending on language, instructors may be asked to team teach.

Applicants must have a master’s degree in the language they will teach or related field and experience teaching in a college or university setting using the communicative approach or other proficiency-based methods.

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