Category Archives: Conferences/Seminars

CFP: NAATPl 3rd Biennial Workshop for Polish Language Teachers (Chicago, IL)

Deadline for Proposals: March 11, 2019

NAATPl 3rd Biennial Workshop for Polish Language Teachers
Standard-Based Approaches to Teaching Polish Language
May 11, 2019
Organized by: Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL (Specific location, TBA)

This workshop will bring together instructors to share their practices and materials, as they relate to teaching Polish.  The focus of this workshop will be on standard-based approaches to teaching language, especially alongside ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language, www.actfl.org) proficiency and world-readiness standards.  This workshop will serve as a forum for exchange of the most successful topics, projects, and syllabi from the most recent years of teaching, across participants’ institutions.

The workshop will consist of individual or group presentations, 20 minutes in length.

There will be one panel dedicated especially to K-12 Polish language teaching, including Saturday Schools, and the committee asks that papers submitted for this panel be noted as such in their proposal.

We invite all Polish language instructors to apply to present at the workshop, however, presenting is not a requirement, as we also encourage attendance in order to learn from practices of other instructors. Continue reading

CFP: Political and Military Histories of Russian-Kurdish Relations – 19th-21st Centuries (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline for Submissions: January 01, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Workshop on
Political and Military Histories of Russian-Kurdish Relations
(19th-21st Centuries)
Moscow, 10-11 June 2019

The involvement of Kurdish forces during the Crimean War inaugurated the political and military encounter of Russians and Kurds between Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Since then, these relations have formed an important and disputed aspect of Russian, and later Soviet, policies in the Middle East. Most significantly, these policies have extended well beyond the clash of the Tsarist and Ottoman Empires at the turn of the 20th century.While Russian and Soviet policies have included a sustained focus on the role of the Kurds, their political mobilization and activism in the 1920s-1930s and during the Cold War, the relationship has never been a simple one. It was deeply entangled in the nexus of regional politics and Russian/Soviet policies toward Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, as well as in global dynamics. Conversely, mobilities and alliances with the ‘’East’’ have been important in shaping political identities, but remain a still understudied part of Kurdish political strategies on the international arena.

Organized as part of the research project RUSKURD (Sciences Po Lille-EHESS), in partnership with the CEFR (Moscow) and the IFEA (Istanbul), this workshop aims at exploring key aspects of the political history of Russian-Kurdish relations. Ph.D candidates, postdoctoral researchers and senior researchers are invited to present research based on historical, social and anthropological methods to explore the place of politics, ideology, violence and wars throughout two centuries.

Possible topics to be discussed include:

  • The changing dynamics of the Russian-Kurdish relation in military encounters since the mid-19th century, integrating local conflicts and imperial power struggles,
  • Techniques of insurgency and counterinsurgency, and their transformations in the wake of imperial collapse,
  • The geopolitical use of Kurdish political and military forces by Russia and the Soviet Union from the 19th to the late 20th century,
  • The interplay of police and military factors, logics and actors in the construction of a new border order framing Russian-Kurdish relations,
  • Routes, forms and techniques of political and military influence (including both people and goods, notably weapons),
  • Transnational political, diplomatic and military circulations.

Travel to and accommodation in Moscow will be taken in charge by the organizers.

Administrative help for visa issues will be provided to successful applicants who would need it.

Proposals consisting of a resume and a short proposal (one-two pages, summarizing the paper, methodology and sources) should be sent before 1 January 2019 to etienne.peyrat@sciencespo-lille.eu. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of January 2019.

Organizing team:

  • Masha Cerovic (EHESS),
  • Adnan Çelik (IFEA),
  • Etienne Peyrat (Sciences Po)

More on the project:

https://ruskurd.hypotheses.org/

CFP: Translation Pedagogy Conf. (Hunter College)

Deadline for Submissions: January 1, 2019

Hunter College, CUNY will be hosting its first conference dedicated to teaching translation and interpretation on April 6-7, 2019. The conference aims to facilitate intellectual exchange and discussion on the overall role of translation and interpretation in the undergraduate and graduate education, from specific pedagogical tools to overarching questions of curriculum structure and program development. The conference will explore developing professional translation and interpretation programs, raising awareness of the importance of translation within global literacy, and developing undergraduate and graduate translation curricula. The conference seeks to bring together teaching pedagogies that contribute to increasing the visibility of translation and bridging the gap between the growing global demand for translation and interpretation and the underrepresentation of translation in the academic curriculum.
Hunter College invites submissions of presentation proposals on any aspect of the role of translation in the classroom and the foreign language curriculum. Continue reading

CFP: Slavic Conference (U. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Submissions: January 14, 2019

Call for Papers
Wisconsin Slavic Conference
March 29-30, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film, music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual Wisconsin Slavic Conference (formerly AATSEEL-Wisconsin). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged! The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, March 29th and 30th, 2019. Continue reading

CFP: TROIKA Undergraduate Magazine (UC Berkeley)

Deadline for Applications: January 15th, 2019

CREEES students are invited to submit works for consideration in the Spring 2019 publication of TROIKA, UC Berkeley’s undergraduate magazine in Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies.

TROIKA publishes academic writing, artwork, photography, creative writing, translations, opinion columns, etc.. If any of your students are interested in submitting work to the magazine for consideration, please have them email submissions or questions to troikaberkeley@gmail.com.

Submission Criteria:

  • Undergraduate work or art concerning Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies·
  • MLA formatting for academic papers
  • No more than 15 pages double-spaced (longer papers may be considered but will likely be abridged)
  • JPG/PNG formatting for images

See PDF of our Spring 2018 edition: TroikaMagazine-Spring18ed

CFP: Econ History of Rus (Uni. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: SUMMER WORKSHOP ON THE ECONOMIC HISTORY AND HISTORICAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF RUSSIA
When: May 24-25, 2019
Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites paper submissions to a workshop on the economic history and historical political economy of Russia from May 24-25, 2019. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight recent research, build interdisciplinary ties and dialogue, and strengthen the community of scholars exploring related issues across neighboring disciplines.

All proposals are welcome, regardless of discipline, addressing any topic related to the economic history and historical political economy of Russia. Young scholars, including those currently pursuing PhD degrees, are especially encouraged to apply.

The format of the workshop is designed to provide in-depth feedback to presenters and comprehensive discussion of selected topics. Each 50-minute session will be dedicated to a single paper, with a 5-minute presentation by the author followed by a 45-minute discussion. Participants are expected to read all conference papers in advance of the workshop. There is a strict limit of 20 pages (including tables and figures) for all workshop papers. Interested scholars are also encouraged to attend, even if not on the program. Travel grants and accommodation will be provided for selected graduate students, regardless of proposal status, and for all presenters.

Those interested in presenting should send an abstract and a 3–5 page paper summary by December 1 to events@creeca.wisc.edu. Applicants will be notified of proposal status by January 15, 2019. The deadline for final paper submission is May 1.

When: May 24-25, 2019

Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

For more information visit the website

CFP: 2019 ASEEES Summer Convention (Zagreb, Croatia)

Deadline for Submissions: November 28, 2018

Go to Online Submission Site

Panel, roundtable and paper proposals relating to any aspect of East-Central European and Eurasian Studies are welcome. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some priority in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and selected papers will be assigned by the Program Committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.

EXTENDED DEADLINE – November 28th, 11:59pm PT.

The login for the submission site is the same as your ASEEES member site login, where “User Name” is your primary email address, and password is the same.

If you do not have a profile on the ASEEES member site, then you must first create one in order to login to the Convention submission site.  To do so, click here and follow the steps for “New Visitor Registration”.  After creating a profile, it may take up to a few hours for your information to sync with the submission site,  during which time you will not be able to login to the submission site.

Please note that you do not have to pay any membership fee in order to create a profile.

Click here for a full list of Convention participation rules.

CFP: Econ. History of Rus (Uni. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Summer Workshop on the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Russia.

The workshop will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on May 24-25, 2019. Proposals are due December 1, 2018.

Young scholars, including those currently pursuing PhD degrees, are especially encouraged to apply. Interested scholars are also encouraged to attend, even if not on the program. Travel grants and accommodation will be provided for selected graduate students, regardless of proposal status, and for all presenters.

Those interested in presenting should send an abstract and a 3–5 page paper summary by December 1 to events@creeca.wisc.edu. Applicants will be notified of proposal status by January 15, 2019. The deadline for final paper submission is May 1.

For more information on the Summer Workshop: https://go.wisc.edu/5w183s

CFP: Eu/Eurasian Undergrad Research (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: January 25, 2019

On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), the European Studies Center (ESC), and the International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh will sponsor the annual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium. 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. 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 http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ursymposium/.

Deadlines:
1) Students must submit applications with 250-300 word abstracts and paper drafts by January 25, 2019.
2) Selected students will be notified by mid-February 2019.
3) Final revised papers are due by March 25, 2019.
4) Presentations will be made at the Symposium on April 12, 2019.

If you have any questions, contact gina.peirce@pitt.edu.

CFP: 4th Tartu REE Conf (Uni. Tartu)

Deadline for Submissions: February 20, 2019

FOURTH ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES
Communities in Flux: Rethinking Sovereignty and Identity in an Era of Change
9-11 June 2019, Tartu, Estonia

The problem of community – moral and political, cultural and civic, national, local, regional and global – is central to many heated debates of our time. These debates often focus on state sovereignty, including such issues as national independence, control over territories and people, interdependence and regional integration, minorities and immigration. However, we live in an increasingly fragmented world, where political polarization and ‘culture wars’ undermine national cohesion. Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space is a region where such controversies are as salient as anywhere in today’s world. In the recent decades, the region has been affected by global post-industrial transformations, while also becoming an arena of multiple overlapping struggles between tradition and change. Conference participants are invited to reflect on these challenges as they are faced by local communities and entire nations; comparative research focusing on the region and beyond is particularly encouraged. Please find full details of the Call at the conference website.

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. Inaugurated in June 2016, this forum brings together scholars from across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond. The Programme Committee will consider proposals addressing the above and related questions as well as other issues relevant to the development of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia from any disciplinary angle. Interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly welcome.

Each paper proposal must include an abstract of no more than 300 words. Panel and roundtable proposals should list all speakers, 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 2019.

The 2019 Tartu Conference is organized by the UT’s Centre for EU–Russia Studies (CEURUS) in cooperation with the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent. Please find more information the conference website www.tartuconference.ut.ee