Submissions Wanted: Socrates in Russia

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Socrates in Russia

Editors: Victoria Juharyan (Middlebury College) and Alyssa DeBlasio (Dickinson College)

In a philosophical fragment titled “Socrates in Russia,” the Ukrainian philosopher Gregory Skovoroda (1722-1794) writes: “In Russia there are many men who would be Platos, Aristotles, Zenos, Epicuruses; but they don’t stop to think that the Academy, the Lyceum, and the Stoa developed from the thought of Socrates, as a chick grows from the yolk of an egg. So long as we do not have a Russian Socrates we shall have no Russian Plato or any other philosopher.” Under the guise of a prayer for a Russian Socrates, this fragment reveals Skovoroda’s own self-conception as that very Socrates in Russia. His life and works only reconfirm this notion: Skovoroda left us 33 Platonic dialogues and led the life of a peripatetic philosopher. The introduction to Gregory Skovoroda’s collected works begins with a quote by the legendary Georgian philosopher Merab Mamardashvili (1930-1990), who was himself dubbed as “the Georgian Socrates.” Mamardashvili writes: “…In the history of philosophy, in general, there are these strange cycles, something akin to a play of correspondences… Let’s put it this way: Greek philosophy after all started essentially with Socrates, and for some reason always, when philosophy begins again, it begins with Socrates… Just under a different name… And so, Socratic experience underlies these cycles. It repeats…” There are many other such Socratic figures in the history of Russia’s philosophy, especially as the practice of not writing became an act of resistance against Tsarist and, later, Soviet ideology.

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CFA: ASEEES DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANT

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to 16 grants annually, at a maximum of $6,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.  These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up.

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Funding: Civil Society in Russia Research Grant

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Thanks to a grant from the US-Russia Foundation, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring grants with stipends of up to $6,000 for the purposes of conducting graduate research related to the rule of law, governance, economy, business, and civil society in Russia. These grants are intended to provide opportunities for young scholars to make connections with Russian peers and senior specialists, promoting long-term professional relations, and to foster the next generation of Russia experts.

Graduate students in MA programs and professional schools are strongly encouraged to apply. PhD students at the predissertation level may apply for pre-dissertation research. 

The grants may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF, and other similarly fully-funded dissertation research fellowships.

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Funding: ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to 16 grants annually, at a maximum of $6,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.  These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicant may be a graduate student of any nationality, in any discipline currently enrolled in a PhD program in the United States
  • Applicant must have successfully achieved PhD candidacy (ABD status) by the start of the proposed research travel
  • Applicant must have language proficiency to conduct the proposed research
  • Applicant must be a student member of ASEEES at the time of application
  • Applicant must plan to conduct research in one or more of countries within the region covered by ASEEES, including: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • Applicant must plan to start the research travel by no later than January 31 of the subsequent year (Ex: Upon notification of the fellowship in the summer of 2020, the grant recipient must start his/her research travel no later than January 31, 2021)
  • Applicant must not hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships for the same research project
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Call for Nominations: 2020 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions Award

Deadline: April 1, 2020

ASEEES Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award honors members of the profession who have made major contributions to the field through scholarship of the highest quality, mentoring, leadership, and/or service to the profession. The prize is intended to recognize diverse contributions across the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies field.

The deadline for nominations is April 1www.aseees.org/programs/aseees-prizes/distinguished-contributions-award

Study Abroad: 8-Week Summer Intensive in Russian or Kazakh (Kazakhstan)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) is pleased to announce that the application is now open for our Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive program in Russian or Kazakh languages. We operate on rolling admissions until April 1 and there is no application fee.

Classes follow standardized US curricula and textbooks, which means that students can return seamlessly to language programs at their home institutions.

At NU, students study languages on our modern campus in an environment that minimizes culture shock and maximizes close contact with multilingual local students.

Program dates:

May 23 – July 22 (equivalent to one academic year)

Program fees:

$5000  (for Russian)    OR       $4000 (for Kazakh)

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Study Abroad: Russian, Math in Moscow (Higher School of Economics)

Deadline: February 15, 2020; April 20, 2020

 I would like to invite your students to apply to top Russian university and study in English, study Russian or do REM in Moscow (and travel to St Pete, Volga River or Siberia). If you are interested in combing study with unpaid  internship with the international office of the faculty of economic sciences, please contact obudjko@hse.ru  as soon as possible and be ready to apply before February 15, 2020

HSE International Summer University https://www.hse.ru/international/summer in Moscow,  REM in math https://math.hse.ru/en/reu and Russian language intensive course https://www.hse.ru/en/rfl/intensive  are accepting applications. The Summer U. or REU can be combined with courses of Russian language on various levels, starting from beginners. All courses are taught in English.  More courses in various fields, including Russian studies are available via the Summer University website https://www.hse.ru/international/summer

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Study Abroad: Summer 2020 in St. Petersburg and Moscow

Deadlines: February 14; March, 1; April 1

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is now accepting applications for summer 2020 study abroad programs in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

All CIEE summer programs in Russia feature:

  • 24/7 on-site support 
  • Comprehensive pre-departure and onsite orientations: an introduction to Russian culture, practical matters of living in the city and being in the program 
  • Carefully vetted housing: host families (St. Petersburg); centrally-located hostel (St. Petersburg); on campus dormitory (Moscow)
  • Diverse activities with Russian students to facilitate language and cultural immersion 
  • Co-curricular activities and excursions to enhance classroom learning, including an overnight trip
  • US academic record administered through Tulane University
  • Medical insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
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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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Call for Proposals: 52nd Annual ASEEES Convention: Anxiety and Rebellion

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Call for Proposals  – 52nd Annual ASEEES Convention
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC

Thursday, November 5 – Sunday, November 8, 2020 [Please note the dates are earlier than than usual]Convention Theme: Anxiety and Rebellion

www.aseees.org/convention

The Proposal Submission is now openwww.aseees.org/convention/cfpALL  panel, roundtable, individual paper, lightning round presentation submissions are due by February 15, 2020.

All film screening submissions and meeting requests are due by April 1, 2020.

  • The 2020 session categories are the same as 2019.
  • Panel proposals may have minimum of 3 to maximum of 4 paper presentations.
  • Gender diversity on panels and roundtables is strongly encouraged.
  • If your individual paper submission was accepted in 2019, you cannot submit another individual paper proposal in 2020. Please form/join a panel.
  • Starting in 2020, we are accepting film screening submissions online (deadline April 1, 2020)
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