Tag Archives: January 2016

CFP: 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv)

Deadline for Submissions:April 30, 2016

Conference: June 26-28 2016

ASEEES is delighted to announce its second biennial summer 2016 convention (June 26-28), co-organized with the International Association for the Humanities (MAG). www.aseees.org/summer-convention

Panel, roundtable and paper proposals relating to any aspect of East-Central European and Eurasian Studies are welcome. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.
Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some priority in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and selected papers will be assigned by the Program Committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.
The deadline for submission of all proposals is: 6 January 2016.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit hereContinue reading

Professional Development: US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (Russia)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2016 at 7:59AM Moscow Time (January 31, 2016 at 11:59PM Washington Time)

The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is accepting applications at this time for its Independent Professionals Project Initiative.

The competition award supports independent social initiatives which aim to establish or strengthen collaboration between Russians and Americans across the following socially-oriented thematic areas:

  1. Social Support and Protection of Citizens
  2. Protection of Flora/Fauna and Promotion of Animal Welfare
  3. Promotion of Philanthropy and Volunteerism
  4. Youth Development, Extracurricular, and Alternative Education
  5. Public Health and Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles
  6. Preservation of National Identities, Cultures, Languages, and Traditions of Indigenous Peoples
  7. Social and Cultural Adaptation and Integration of Migrants
  8. Medical and Social Rehabilitation and/or Social and Economic Reintegration of Persons Engaged in the Illicit Use of  Narcotic Drugs or Psychotropic Substances
  9. Promotion of Economic and Labor Mobility

Selected Independent Professionals establish valuable professional connections and collaborate with experts in their field during their travel to the counterpart country for a period of one to two weeks between April and August 2016. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of either the United States or Russia, have at least professional proficiency in both the English and Russian languages, and possess significant professional experience in one or more of SEE’s thematic areas.

Please visit our website for more information and application materials.

Funding: Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study in Russian (Middlebury College)

Deadline for Applications: January 24, 2016

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools – The Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to graduate level—in Russian. The deadline is January 24, 2015. See the website for application details.

Need-based Financial Aid Available to All Students – Learn more about financial aid and other scholarships and fellowships.

Middlebury’s Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian — Take four classes in Russian and earn 12 credit hours at the 8-week immersion program in Middlebury, Vermont.

The Middlebury Language Schools will celebrate its Centennial in 2015. Our website has more information on all eleven Language Schools, the Language Pledge®,  activities , and the online application. To receive more information by email, please fill out this form.

Middlebury College Language Schools
Middlebury, VT  05753
(802) 443-5510

Job: Foreign Service General Services Officer (GSO)

Deadline for Applications: January 20, 2016

We are currently accepting applications for Foreign Service General Services Officer (GSO) positions.

Foreign Service General Services Officers develop, plan, implement, and manage an ongoing program of support that includes contracting, inventory/property, physical facilities, space management, travel and transportation, motorpool, and maintenance and repair schedules.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit the Foreign Service General Services Officer vacancy on USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is January 20, 2016.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply. They must be at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

CFP: “Ecology and Russain Culture” ASEEES 2016 Mini-Conference (Washington, D.C.)

Deadline for Consideration: January 17, 2016

Call for Papers: “Ecology and Russian Culture” ASEEES 2016 mini-conference
November 17–20, Washington, DC

Prompted by the eco-critical turn in the humanities broadly conceived, the series of panels titled collectively “Ecology and Russian Culture” seeks to foster interdisciplinary conversations among specialists of Russian literature, history, and culture, from the eighteenth century to the contemporary period. We are particularly keen to consider some of the following questions and topics, but the list below is by no means exhaustive–

– Representing the environment: non-human characters, organic matter, natural resources, weather, mountains, bodies of water
– Environmental ethics, conservation, and activism: cultural impetus for environmental consciousness/ecological change
– Imaginary geographies and cultural landscapes
– Living off the land: agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, collecting, fishing, hunting
– Ecology in the global context: the global imaginary, cross-cultural “contamination,” migration, technology, transnationalism
– The changing environment and ecological disasters: pollution, deforestation, nuclear testing/catastrophe
– Representations of the animal and human-animal relations

We are looking for several more papers, discussants and chairs for a panel cluster on Russian culture and the environment at ASEEES 2016. You can find a short description of the “mini-conference” and a list of possible topics below. Please contact us at isabel.lane@yale.edu by January 17th if you are interested in participating.

CFP: Digital Humanities at ASEEES Convention (Washington, D.C.)

Deadline for Consideration: January 15, 2016

A new digital humanities affiliate group is forming in ASEEES, and we plan to sponsor a cluster of panels and roundtables at the 2016 annual convention (November 17-20, 2016, Washington, DC).

If you are interested in presenting on one of the digital humanities topics below, please contact the respective organizer with a brief description of your contribution. We also welcome ideas for other topics not listed.

Please contact us by January 15.

More information about the Slavic DH group coming soon. Contact us at info@slavic-dh.org or go to http://www.slavic-dh.org/join-mailing-list/ to be added to the email list.

Continue reading

Fellowship: Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program (Poland)

*UPDATED Deadline for Application: January 18, 2016

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is now accepting applications. Since 2000, the AJC Fellows Program has provided a unique educational opportunity for graduate students and seniors to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Krakow, Warsaw, Lódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator. All program costs, except travel to the program’s start in New York, are covered.

Faculty participation is available through the Faculty Fellows program.

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is anticipated to run from June 26 to July 19, 2016. More information can be found at http://ajcf.pl/en/programy/auschwitz-jewish-center-fellows/?portfolioID=495. The application is due on January 11, 2016. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Shiri Sandler at AJC@mjhnyc.org.

CFP: Crystal Queer (Indiana University Bloomington)

Deadline for Submissions: January 30, 2016

Call For Papers:
Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington
Graduate Conference
April 1-2, 2016

Crystal Queer

Clarity and understanding, sight and knowledge, are so intimately linked in contemporary discourse that we rarely find ourselves interrogating why this connection is made, how this invisible link works to produce crucial notions of what knowledge is, and who comes to know it.

We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines across the humanities including, but not limited to: Literary Studies, Translation Studies, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Disability Studies, Cultural Studies, History and Historiography, Philosophy, Critical Race Studies, and Critical Ethnic Studies

Please send an abstract (300 words max), a title for the presentation (20 minutes max), and a short bio (50 words max) including your name, email address, degree level and institutional affiliation to: complit.iu@gmail.com (both in the body of the email and as an attachment) by January 30, 2016.

CFP: “Transnational Flows in the Eurasian Space” (George Washington University)

Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2016

Call for papers:
April 2, 2015
Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University
Washington, DC

The Graduate Student Mid-Atlantic Conference for Eurasian Studies (MACES) aims to provide a public platform for rising experts in the field of Eurasian studies, further multidisciplinary academic discourse on Eurasia, and connect interdisciplinary student bodies. This year’s conference theme is “Transnational Flows in the Eurasian Space”. In modern Eurasia, the movement of people, wealth, and ideas across national borders is deeply shaped by the culture, politics, and economics of the region. Through understanding these movements, the conference seeks to shed light on the dynamism of Eurasian space. Participants are invited to explore any aspect of transnational flows in the region. For the purposes of the conference, “Eurasian space” is defined as post-Soviet space, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Mongolia. Continue reading

Academic Position: Asst./Assoc./Full Professor of Russian Language & Lit. (Hunter College)

Deadline for Application: January 25, 2016

The Division of Russian and Slavic Studies of the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies of Hunter College, City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure track/tenured position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor to teach Russian language and literature beginning in Fall 2016. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses in 19th , 20th, and 21st -century Russian literature and culture, both in Russian and English, as well as upper-level Russian-language courses as needed. The position also involves thesis advising for Russian majors and minors and other Hunter College students, as well as an active role in extracurricular student activities.  The successful candidate will share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:

Ph.D. by time of appointment. Area of secondary specialization is open, but preference may be given to candidates with expertise in translation studies and comparative literature. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. Demonstrated strength in research and publication and excellence in teaching are required. The department values collegiality and a commitment to service to the program, department, college, and university. Continue reading