Conference/CFP: Internet Communication: Multiformat and Multifunctionality (Higher School of Social Sciences, Russia)

Deadline: August 30, 2020 (conference); September 10, 2020 (papers)

You are invited to take part in the conference ‘Internet Communication: Multiformat and Multifunctionality’,  29 – 30 October 2020 in Arkhangelsk (Russia), held by the Higher School of Social Sciences, Humanities and International Communication of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov in Arkhangelsk with the support of the Lecturate of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Ekaterinburg. 

Internet-communication today develops in a direction, where different formats and modi are used, which interact with each other and lead to the appearance of new communicative phenomena  –  e.g. Internet memes, live-broadcasting or photo-histories.

We propose researchers from different fields of research to think about and reflect on the linguistic, social, psychological and pragmatic kind of communicative phenomena on the Internet. Researchers, university teachers,  PhD candidates and postgraduate students are invited to participate in the conference.                                                                         

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian for Fall 2020 (American University, Washington, DC)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Fall 2020. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a one semester term position and will commence on August 24, 2020.

Established in 1925, the College of Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at

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CFP: Between Estate and Class in Russia’s Long 19th Century: Literary Responses to Social Transformation (AATSEEL)

Deadline: August 15, 2020

Between Estate and Class in Russia’s Long 19th Century:
Literary Responses to Social Transformation

Proposals are being accepted until August 15, and should be sent to the head of the Stream division, Dr. Meghan Murphy-Lee Although this is a panel about literature, we welcome submissions from beyond literary studies, e.g. from historians who find the topic interesting. Feel free to email Helen Stuhr-Rommereim directly if you are unsure whether your proposal would fit the stream. As AATSEEL will be fully online this year, presenters can attend the conference from anywhere.

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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: and

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

Questions about the program may be directed to the UA-Moscow coordinator, Dr. Benjamin Jens, at

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.


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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