Translation and Interpreting Studies Program (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline: August 2020

 Translation and Interpreting Studies program (UWM TIS).

Due to stringent and immediate budget cuts imposed by our administration, the Russian to English track is “likely to be suspended for the foreseeable future” (read: cancelled) unless more students enroll in the 3-credit-hour Introductory Russian to English Translation Workshop *this fall*. I have been informed that our admin is aware of the value of TIS, of Russian expertise, etc.; still, something must go in order for the department to comply with system-wide financial measures, so this Russian translation seminar is on the chopping block unless enrollment increases enough to make the course profitable. 

If you or someone you know might be interested in Russian to English translation, please reach out to Anne Fisher at fisherao AT uwm DOT edu so she can expedite your UWM application and free 2-hour online qualifying exam.

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Online Language/Translation Courses and Workshops from SRAS

Deadline: (varies) August 15 – September 25, 2020

Full courses  

·         Perspectives on US-Russia Relations (3 US Credits)
2020 has provided us with many opportunities to look at the world from varying perspectives, to consider the rise of globalism and its effects, and to evaluate the relationships between countries. In this course, we examine the US-Russia relationship in depth. Students will also virtually tour St. Petersburg and Moscow. 

·         Central Asian Studies (3 US Credits)
This 10-week course provides an overview of the political, socio-economic as well as the historical and religious dimensions of the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. Lectures will be combined with virtual workshops in crafts, cooking, and yurt building as well as virtual tours of Bishkek, Almaty, and Bukhara. 

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Radomir Luza Prize for Outstanding Work in Austrian and/or Czechoslovak History

Deadline: August 15, 2020

The American Friends of the Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance/Vienna, supported by Center Austria: The Marshall Plan Center for European Studies at the University of New Orleans, are pleased to announce the Eight annual Radomir Luza Prize for an outstanding work in the field of Austrian and/or Czechoslovak History in the 20th Century.  This prize carries a cash award of $1000.00 and seeks to encourage research in the above mentioned fields focusing on the fields Professor Radomír Luža worked in. To be eligible for the 2020 Radomir Luza Prize competition, the book or dissertation must have been published (or a dissertation defended) between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.  Authors must be citizens or resident aliens (holders of “green cards”) of the United States or Canada.  Dissertations must have been awarded by a North American University.  The language of the work must be English.

To be considered for the Radomir Luza Prize competition, please send a copy of your work electronically to:  gjbischo@uno.edu and winfried.garscha@doew.at

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2020.  The winner will be announced at the online GSA conference in 2020. 

Online Russian Language (GRINT Centre, Moscow)

Deadline: (Fall Online Program) August 6; (Spring 2021) October 25; (Summer 2021) May 2021

The University of Arizona (UA), in partnership with the GRINT Centre in Moscow, is accepting applications for the online study of Russian language at all levels for the Fall 2020 session. The Fall program runs from September 14 – December 11, 2020, and students will earn 14-15 UA credits. The language component consists of a mix of synchronous and asynchronous lessons, homework, etc., as well as individualized conversation sessions. In addition to the language classes, students will participate in a culture course and engage in a robust Moscow-based cultural component of online theatre performances, concerts, virtual excursions, and more.

The UA-Moscow application and information about the Fall 2020 program can be found at https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/moscow.

Questions about the program may be directed to the UA-Moscow coordinator, Dr. Benjamin Jens, at bcjens@email.arizona.edu.

Virtual Study Abroad (Smolny College, St. Petersburg State University)

Deadline: August 10, 2020

As many institutions move towards virtual instruction for Fall 2020, we are pleased to announce a virtual study abroad program through the Bard-Smolny partnership. With this program, students at US institutions can still access an international education experience during this moment of uncertainty. Students will be immersed in Russian language and culture through courses taught by faculty members from Smolny College within Saint Petersburg State University. The program features 11 credits of Russian language instruction and one or two academic courses taught in English or Russian. There will also be guided virtual cultural experiences through virtual museum tours and guest speakers. Open to students with at least two semesters of college level Russian.

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Job: Staff Assistant (US Department of State)

Deadline: August 5, 2020

This position is located in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), Office of the Assistant Secretary, which is under the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs (T).  Serves as one of several Staff Assistants with primary responsibility for managing and coordinating the large volume of information that come into and out of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation.

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Online Croatian Language Course (University of Zagreb)

Deadline: August 28, 2020 (Fall); February 26, 2021 (Spring)

The University of Zagreb, the Croatian Heritage Foundation & the University Computing Centre offer an e-learning course of the Croatian language at the beginner level. The course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of Croatian, or with very basic knowledge of the language.

Program

The proposed course is a form of distance learning, more precisely, it is e-learning through a learning management system (LMS) and also through 24 teaching hours with experienced language instructors (native speakers) over Skype or Webinar. The course is not offered in a form of software that can be bought and used after the course finishes, but it is in a form of interactive teaching materials accessible on the LMS during the course duration.

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Conference: The 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC)

Deadline: August 1; September 30, 2020

Recognizing Relationships
The 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC)
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
March 4-7, 2021

The Executive Committee of the 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC 7) has put together this FAQ to address questions that we have received concerning our Call for Workshops and Talk Story sessions (deadline August 1, 2020) and our General Session Call for Papers (deadline September 30, 2020) as well as questions regarding Registration fees. The Executive Committee will continue to update this FAQ and our website as more information becomes available. 

Frequently Asked Questions for ICLDC 7

  1. What is the schedule for ICLDC 7 going to be like? How will ICLDC 7 accommodate presenters and participants from different time zones?

The ICLDC Executive Committee aims to make the conference as accessible as possible to as many different people as possible. So, we are planning to have a staggered schedule with two blocks each day of the conference. That is, we will hold a morning block in Hawai‘i, which will be convenient for participants from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and potentially Australia, and an evening block in Hawai‘i, which will be convenient for Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa. While this schedule provides additional challenges for the conference organizers, we hope that it will encourage broad international participation. We feel that holding ICLDC7 virtually is an opportunity for many people to present and attend the conference. We do not want the schedule to prevent anyone from attending.  

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Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (Japan)

Deadline: August 21, 2020

The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center at the University of Hokkaido (
Sapporo, Japan) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the
43rd round of the SRC’ s Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program (FVFP) for
2021-2022.

For more information, visit http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/fvfp/index1.html

If you have any questions, please contact Daisuke <adaisuke@slav.hokudai.ac.jp>

CFP: Systemic Race and Police Brutality (Slavic and East European Journal)

Deadline: August 31, 2020

In response to AATSEEL’s recent statement concerning systemic racism and police brutality in the United States, Slavic and East European Journal is seeking submissions for a special issue on the politics of race in Slavic, East European and Eurasian literature, film, cultural studies, linguistics, and pedagogy. We envision this cluster addressing three objectives: 1) showcasing cutting-edge research on race studies in our fields and interrogating matters of majority-minority power relations in the context of race and ethnic studies; 2) advancing new curriculum ideas and pedagogical approaches on the topic; 3) highlighting our professions’ impactful community engagement, broadly conceived, related to race studies.

To be considered for the cluster, please submit a 500- to 1,000-word abstract and outline of methods and arguments by August 31. Please also indicate the anticipated length of your essay. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified shortly after that and will be expected to submit complete versions (3,000–8,000 words) by November 30, 2020. Depending on the number of abstracts and anticipated lengths, we plan to publish a cluster of 8–12 pieces.

Sunnie Rucker-Chang (Assistant Professor of Slavic and East European Studies and Director of the European Studies Program, University of Cincinnati) has joined Yana Hashamova (Professor of Slavic Studies, Ohio State University; Editor, SEEJ)  and Alexander Burry (Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, Ohio State University; Co-editor, SEEJ) for the curation and editing of the cluster.