Category Archives: Professional Development

Travel: Applied Field Geophysics Workshop (Transylvania, Romania)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Archeotek is offering 6-day intensive workshops for training in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveying. The program is located in Southern Transylvania, Romania. See attached flyer GPR_Workshop_2019 for more information! Continue reading

Prof. Dev.: Cyber Defense Certificate (UT Austin Online)

Deadline for Spring Session Applications: March 13, 2019 and April 17, 2019

Program Overview:

Cyber attacks are considered to be one of the top five risks to businesses globally, and the level of threats from script kiddies, cybercriminals, and even nation-state actors is increasing daily. Businesses experience thousands of cyber attacks per day, making knowledgeable cybersecurity professionals in demand and highly sought after. This program offers an intro to cyber defense for beginners interested in the field and in depth instruction for students more familiar with the subject.

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Conference: Modernity and Trends (U. VA)

Deadline for Submissions: February 17, 2019

“On the Edge”:  An Interdisciplinary Forum on Innovation, Modernity, and Trends
The University of Virginia, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
March 29 – 30, 2019

The modern world is punctuated by periods of innovation, revolution, and change. As we conceive of monumental breakthroughs throughout history and across cultures, we look to individuals and movements that have challenged the status quo and broke with accepted norms and traditions. This forum is dedicated to challenging contemporary and historical perceptions and values, identifying outlying ideas and trends, and investigating tensions between the old and the new. How do emerging trends, innovations, and new social outlooks affect our thinking and our society? How do revolutions and uprisings help us understand our particular milieus and our global world? What are the interrelationships between political, economic, scientific, and social change?

Contact: Please send questions Further information about the conference, SGSS, and the UVA Slavic Department can be found at

Travel: Journalism/Field Research Summer Internship (Voronezh, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

Journalism / field research — summer internship in Russia
A Crossroads Eurasia program

This program is about exploring Russia at street-level. A local expert introduces students to field research and guides them through the process, focusing each student’s work on a theme of their choice. At the end, students write a newspaper-style article based on their findings. A language tutor helps those who choose to write in Russian, and strong Russian-language work is published in, a popular Voronezh newspaper.

Timing: 4-weeks (July) and can be combined with other Crossroads Eurasia internships (e.g. teaching or translation) for a maximum stay of 3 months
Russian proficiency: At least 4 semesters of Russian or equivalent (or heritage speaker)
Past experience: None required.
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019

For details and to apply, please visit If you have questions or comments, please email

Prof. Dev.: Pedagogy Workshop on Caucasus (U. Illinois U-C)

Deadline for Applications: February 18, 2019

Call for Applications: Teaching the Caucasus: A Workshop for College and University Educators
June 18-21, 2019

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invite applications for a pedagogical workshop on integrating the South Caucasus into higher education classrooms. Continue reading

CFP: Archival Training Workshop (U Illinois)


Archival Training Workshop, “New Fields for Old: The Revitalization of Political, Diplomatic and Military History and its Implications for Research in Libraries and Archives”

Planning to do archival research at home or abroad? Join us to learn about cutting-edge methodologies in REEES archival work and how to get the most out of libraries and archives!

Apply to the workshop and SRL today!

New Fields for Old: The Revitalization of Political, Diplomatic and Military History and its Implications for Research in Libraries and Archives (June 10-12, 2019) Continue reading

Prof. Devt: Summer Program for Russian Teachers K – 16 (Fairfax, VA)

Application Deadline: May 17, 2019

American Councils for International Education and Fairfax County Public Schools/TJHSST will offer a professional development program for teachers of Russian:
“Roadmap for the Teaching and Learning of Russian with the World-Readiness Standards”

Program Dates: July 15 – 26, 2019 (FAIRFAX, VA)
Arrival Date: Out of town participants may arrive on Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Last Day of Program: Friday, July 26th is a half day. Program ends by Noon. Continue reading

Conference: Central Association of Russian Teachers of America (Albuquerque)

CARTA (The Central Association of Russian Teachers of America) invites you to attend its 21st Annual Conference which will take place on April 5-7, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Join your colleagues and friends for sessions, panels, exhibits, award presentations, and cultural activities.

For information about the conference contact Mara Sukholutskaya, tel:580-559-5293, <>.

More information about CARTA, registration and membership forms can be found at CARTA website:

CFP: Sozopol Fiction Seminar (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Deadline for Submissions: February 25, 2019

June 13–17, 2019
SOZOPOL Fiction Seminars: Creative Writing Edition:

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation offers a call for participation in the twelfth annual edition of the Sozopol Seminars which will take place between June 13-172019, in the ancient town of Sozopol, Bulgaria.

Fiction writers from Bulgaria and English-speaking countries, including but not limited to Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, are invited to apply. Fiction works in the genres of the novel and the short story are accepted for submission. Continue reading

Prof. Dev.: Russian Teachers Program (St. Petersburg)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2019

American Councils and ACTR invite applications to the 2019 Summer Russian Teachers Program.

Program Highlights
– Offered in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the campus of the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen)
– Four-week fellowships for U.S. teachers of Russian to update knowledge and skills in language, culture, and pedagogy
– Intensive small-group coursework and seminars led by expert faculty of the Russian State Pedagogical University
– Topics include contemporary Russian culture, literature, linguistics, and teaching/learning strategies Continue reading