Conference: The 5th Annual CLIC Conference: Diversity Across Settings of Language Use & Learning: Identity, Culture, and Gender

Deadline: (submissions) December 1, 2019
Event Date: April 17-29, 2020

The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication at Rice University would like to invite you to the 5th CLIC Conference “Diversity Across Settings of Language Use & Learning: Identity, Culture, and Gender” that will be held in April 17-19, 2020

The 5th Annual CLIC Conference focuses on analysis of a multidimensional definition of language and language acquisition shaped by the diversity of social settings in which language is used. It further focuses on the various aspects of diversity prompted by bilingual, multilingual and translingual interactions happening in a variety of environments such as: classroom and study abroad educational settings, workplace and office communication, personal interactions and internet-based communication through social media and related technologies.

Your submission should be sent to as an email attachment by December 1, 2019.

More details and call for papers can be found at the following link

If you happen to be in Houston this semester, we also offer CLIC Research Workshops that a leading to the 5th CLIC Conference. 

CFP: Western Slavic and Eurasian Association Annual Conference

Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Call for Papers and registration are now open for the annual conference of the Western Slavic and Eurasian Association (WSEA) to be held from 1-4 April 2020, in Portland, OR at the Marriot Downtown Waterfront.  

WSEA holds its 62nd annual conference as part of the Western Social Science Association. To submit a proposal for a paper or panel, please register on the Western Social Science Association website:

WSEA encourages participation of graduate students.  The best graduate paper wins a prize and will be eligible for the graduate student paper prize sponsored by the ASEEES.

Please follow the instructions for submissions under the “Slavic and Eurasian Studies” section.  Deadline for submission is 1 December 2019.  

Papers from any academic discipline covering the range of Slavic and Eurasian Studies will be accepted.

For questions, please see
or contact Evguenia Davidova email 

Funding: Louis Pelzer Memorial Award

Deadline: December 2, 2019

The Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Committee of the Organization of American Historians invites candidates for graduate degrees to submit essays for the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award competition. Essays may deal with any period or topic in the history of the United States. The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History. Louis Pelzer was president of the OAH 1935–1936.

Essays, including footnotes, should not exceed 10,000 words. The electronic version of the essay should be sent to with “2020 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Entry” noted in the subject line, and one hard copy should be submitted to the address below. Because manuscripts are judged anonymously, the author’s name and graduate program should appear only on a separate cover page.

The award will be presented at the 2020 OAH Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 2–5.

The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History.

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Funding: Huggins-Quarles Award

Deadline: December 2, 2019

Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation. These awards were established to promote greater diversity in the historical profession.

Requirements of Applicants

  • applicant must be ABD (all but dissertation)
  • applicant must be ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American) scholar
  • applicant’s dissertation must focus on U.S. history
  • U.S. residency is not required
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Acad. Job: Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography (Alberta, Canada)

Deadline: Application reviews begin December 1, 2019; position open until filled

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications for the tenure-track or tenured position as Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, effective July 1, 2020. Candidates will already hold the rank of Associate Professor or equivalent or higher at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in Ukrainian Folklore or related discipline (such as Cultural Studies, Ukrainian Studies, Slavic Studies, or others), native or near-native proficiency in Ukrainian, an excellent record of significant high-quality publications, and demonstrated teaching excellence.

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Conference/PhD Course: “Aspect in the Arctic” (Norway)

Deadline to Apply: June 1 for autumn semester; December 1 for spring semester
(UiT PhD students register for class and exam by September 1st in autumn semester and February 1st in spring semester)

“Aspect in the Arctic”  International conference
September 5-6, 2019
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

This conference follows a PhD course at UiT The Arctic University of Norway:
See URL:
Please note International Applicants should apply here:

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Study Abroad: Alternative Spring Break Programs (Russia)

Application Deadline December 1, 2019 


VLADIMIR (first week in March):  Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.

MUROM (second week in March):  Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program.  During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city.  Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Program (Russia)

Deadline to Apply: Accepted All Year 


Approximate program fee:                                one-to-one instruction       group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks                                                           $3,651                                   $2,994 – 2,254

Six weeks                                                               $5,009                                   $4,133 – 3,044

Eight weeks                                                           $6,367                                   $5,272 – 3,834

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