Study Abroad/ Prof Dev: Geophysics (Ground-Penetrating Radar) Exploration and Roman Archaeological Excavation Workshop (Romania)

Location: Rapolt / Micia / Uroi, Hunedoara County, Transylvania – Romania
Dates:
     Session 1: June 7 – July 4, 2020
     Session 2: July 5 – August 1, 2020
Team Size: 3 participants per GPR system per session
E-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org
DWeb Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/gpr-exploration-and-excavation
Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Our intensive Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) program allows (if interested) our participants to acquire a highly marketable skill set, becoming proficient in both GPR systems (250MHz and 500MHz) and configurations used in near subsurface investigations, in both rough terrain and cart configurations. The field component will allow them to explore the Roman town of Micia as well as a collapsed medieval castle, in two fundamentally different environments.
Our participants will not only explore the archaeology of the region, but will have the opportunity to sample the magic of Transylvania, through its amazing historical and natural landscapes.
Our programs are available for both credit students and non-credit participants.

Prof. Dev. : Collections, Services, & Dissertation Research Online Workshop

Event date: February 27th, 2020 | 9 am | Online

The Slavic Reference Service is excited to announce a workshop for doctoral students: Collections, Services & Dissertation Research Online Workshop. The theme of this workshop will focus on conducting a literature review. It will feature scholars and librarians offering helpful perspectives, as well as advice from a doctoral student about his experience conducting dissertation research abroad. Our panelists will include:

·         Zachary Hoffman | University of Virginia

·         Slavic Reference Service | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

·         Angela Cannon | Library of Congress

·         Katya Rogatchevskaia | The British Library

·         Anatol Shmelev | Hoover Institution

The workshop will be held online through Blackboard Ultra on Thursday, February 27th at 9:00 AM CST. After registering for the workshop, you will receive an invitation to the Blackboard virtual conference room in the days leading up to the workshop. You can register for the workshop here: https://tinyurl.com/t2tmsbt.

Acad. Job: Research Associate, Slavic, Baltic, or Finno-Ugric Linguistics (University of Sheffield)

Deadline: February 27, 2020

The School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to take part in a three-year project. It is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council and will start on 1 June 2020.

The project, entitled Feast and Famine: Confronting Overabundance and Defectivity in Language, looks at non-canonical inflectional morphology in morphologically complex languages of central and eastern Europe. It includes eight institutions across four countries: the UK, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Estonia, and will be led by Professor Neil Bermel (University of Sheffield) in collaboration with Professor Dunstan Brown (University of York).

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Funding/Prof. Dev. : Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships (University of Helsinki)

Deadline: February 12, 2020

The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for its Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute’s research profile. The Fellowship carries a monthly grant of 3400 euros to cover all of the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.

For the Call for Proposals, and for more information about the Visiting Fellows Programme, please see the programme website.

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies, with a multidisciplinary research profile based on social sciences and humanities.

Funding/ Prof. Dev. : US and Russian Independent Professionals

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Eurasia Foundation’s US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Program (SEE) invites applications from independent professionals in the U.S. and Russia seeking to establish collaboration with international partner(s) in joint pursuit of solutions to one or more of the following issues: Social Inclusion, Technology and Innovation for Social Good, Social Entrepreneurship, and Youth Engagement. Successful applicants will travel to their counterpart country for a period of up to 21 days. While abroad, participants will be exposed to new skills, methods, and professional networks. After travel, independent professionals will implement activities to convey or apply their new knowledge and expertise for the benefit of their colleagues and community.

Applications are due on January 31, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. 

For additional information, please visit: https://www.usrussiasocialexpertise.org/apply-to-become-a-see-fellow/ 

Prof. Dev. : 2020 Summer Russian Language Teacher Program (American Councils)

Deadline: February 18, 2020

The program offers current and prospective American teachers of Russian language and culture the opportunity to reach new levels of competency in Russian. The four-week program is designed to accommodate the particular professional interests and needs of teachers of Russian, incorporating grammar and conversation courses with lectures and workshops in culture and civilization, and foreign language pedagogy.

Dates: July 2 to August 1, 2020

Location: Russian State Pedagogical University (RSPU) in St. Petersburg

Application deadline: February 18, 2020

The 2020 award will cover orientation in Washington, DC, international travel, visa, tuition, materials, housing, two meals per day, cultural excursions, and insurance costs for fifteen American teachers of Russian language.

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Prof. Dev. : Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships (University of Helsinki)

Deadline: February 12, 2020

ALEKSANTERI INSTITUTE VISITING FELLOWSHIPS 2020-2021
The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for its Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute’s research profile. The Fellowship carries a monthly grant of 3400 euros to cover all of the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.

The deadline for applications is 12 February 2020.

For the Call for Proposals, and for more information about the Visiting Fellows Programme, please see the programme website.

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies, with a multidisciplinary research profile based on social sciences and humanities.

Prof. Dev. : Summer Research Laboratory (University of Illinois)

Deadline: February 10, 2020

Call for Applications: The Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

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 their Library’s famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

They are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this year, from June 15 to August 9, 2020. 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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Prof. Dev: Literary Translation Summer School (University of Warwick)

Deadline: April 17, 2020

Warwick Translates is the first literary translation summer school to be held at the University of Warwick. It 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, and 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 and crime writing etc.). There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with publishers, agents, Warwick staff and one another. Lunch time and evening events will be organised: more details to follow soon.

Attendees can choose to work in one language or to split their time between two languages by attending morning workshops in one language and afternoon workshops in the other language. To see timings of workshops and events download the programme (coming soon).

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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 https://tinyurl.com/sli1970-2020.  

Please contact Kit Condill (condill@illinois.edu) if you have any questions!