Category Archives: Conferences/Seminars

Prof. Dev: Webinars on Project-Based Lang. Learning (NFLRC)

Deadline for Applications: June 4, 2019

Aloha! The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) is pleased to announce its two-part webinars on Harnessing High-Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs) in Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL), which will take place on Wednesday, June 5 (Part 1) and Wednesday, June 12 (Part 2). Continue reading

Conference: Russian Literature Week 2019

RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2019

May 20–24 in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC

RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2019 presents a series of conversations featuring Russia’s acclaimed new authors, famed translators of Russian fiction, and leading Russian literature scholars and critics.  RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2019 will take place May 20-24 in literary venues across New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC – and, as always, online.

Check out the schedule on Read Russia’s website and tune in for one of their featured conversations.

Prof. Dev: Russian Literary Studies in Digital Age (Princeton)

Deadline for Registration: May 23, 2019

Princeton University invites participation in their upcoming workshop:

“Russian Literary Studies in the Digital Age”

Tuesday, May 28th, 9:30am-5pm
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B
Frank Fischer and Boris Orekhov from the Higher School of Economics Centre for Digital Humanities (Moscow) will lead a day-long workshop combining discussions, demonstrations and hands-on exploration of cutting-edge digital humanities approaches to the study of Russian literature.
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CFP: Inman Award for Student Papers on Intelligence

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2019

Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2019 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Austin, Texas – The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the fifth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.  The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2500.  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2018-19 academic year.  The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2019. 

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Study Abroad: Summer Intl School on Emerging Economy (Yerevan)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled (Classes take place July 15–19, 2019)

Fluent speakers of Russian, majoring in economics, statistics, and finance: rising sophomores, and up, graduate students, and recent graduates are invited to participate in the Second International School in Yerevan, capital of Armenia.

Announcement  http://bit.do/eRd8p  and the course program http://bit.do/eRdV7

The classes will take place July 15 to 19, 2019 at 128 Nalbandyan St, Yerevan 0025, Armenia.

Topic: Challenges for Emerging Economy II
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CFP: Graduate Student Essay Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2019

The ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize was established in 1990 and is awarded for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The winner of the competition receives free roundtrip domestic airfare to and room at the ASEEES Annual Convention and an honorary ASEEES membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention. Continue reading

Funding: Tucker-Cohen Dissertation Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2019

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

CFP: Canadian Assoc. of Slavists Book Prize

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2019

The 2019 Canadian Association of Slavists/Taylor & Francis Book Prize has released a call for submissions! Please note that all submissions must be postmarked by or on 15 May 2019. Full details follow in English below.

The book prize jury consists of three members chosen by the CAS executive. Nominations for the 2019 Book Prize competition are to be postmarked by or on 15 May 2019. The prize winner will be announced in an e-mail to CAS members and on the CAS/CSP website in September 2019. The winner receives a cash award of $500 CAD and recognition at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists. Continue reading

CFP: Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita in the #MeToo Era

Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2019

Call for papers (edited volume):

Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita in the #MeToo Era

Editor: Dr. Elena Rakhimova-Sommers

The volume seeks essays that explore the experience of teaching Lolita in the #MeToo Era.

I hope to bring together responses to Nabokov’s art that blend pedagogy and critical analysis. After teaching the novel for years, many of us have witnessed (and continue to witness) a fascinating shift in student responses to the text following the start of the #MeToo movement. Some of us rethought the methodology of presenting Lolita and of navigating productive class discussions. I see this volume as a space to start a conversation about the evolving nature of the intellectual (and emotional) task of bringing Lolita to our students and to share faculty insights and best practices. 

Please send a 350 word abstract and a brief CV to:
Dr. Elena Rakhimova-Sommers elena.sommers@rit.edu by May 15th, 2019.

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Conference/PhD Course: “Aspect in the Arctic” (Norway)

Deadline to Apply: June 1 for autumn semester; December 1 for spring semester
(UiT PhD students register for class and exam by September 1st in autumn semester and February 1st in spring semester)

“Aspect in the Arctic”  International conference
September 5-6, 2019
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

This conference follows a PhD course at UiT The Arctic University of Norway:
See URL: https://uit.no/utdanning/emner/emne/620639/hif-8038
Please note International Applicants should apply here: https://fsweb.no/soknadsweb/login.jsf

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