Tag Archives: January 2017

Funding: Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship (Marquette U.)

Deadline for application: January 8, 2018

In 2002, Marquette established the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program, intended to increase the presence of underrepresented ethnic groups by supporting doctoral candidates in completing their final academic requirement, the dissertation.

The fellowship provides a student from other U.S. universities with one year of financial support, including a stipend, fringe benefits, and research and travel funds. The fellow will be in residence at Marquette for an academic year, during which the recipient will teach one course in his or her area of specialization while completing his or her dissertation. The recipient will also participate in a formal mentoring program.

The fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Arnold L. Mitchem, who earned his doctorate from Marquette in 1981 and is an internationally recognized champion of educational opportunity. Mitchem founded Marquette’s Educational Opportunity Program and served as its director from 1969–86. Previously, he was president of the Council for Educational Opportunity in Washington, D.C.

Past recipients of the Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship

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Job/Travel: Summer 2018 Openings Now Available (Peace Corps)

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2017; January 1, 2017

We’re accepting applications for hundreds of positions in 53 countries – including Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, and Ukraine – with departures in spring and summer 2018. Find an opening that fits your skills and interests, or choose to serve where you are needed most.

Departures in April, May, and June 2018 – Apply by October 1, know by December 1.

Departures in July, August, and September 2018 – Apply by January 1, know by March 1.

12% of volunteers serve in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Apply early for the best chance to serve in the country and program of your choice!

For more information and to apply, click here.


Prof. Devel.: 2017 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Instituten (U. of Hawai’i at Mānoa)

Deadline for Registration: January 20, 2017

2017 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute

Embark on a journey of discovery in which you will learn more about the elements of high quality, rigorous Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL). During this year’s online institute, you’ll explore PBLL’s connections with experiential learning, career pathways, 21st Century Skills, performance-based assessment, and your own instructional context. You will also connect with colleagues who have a common interest in quality PBLL implementation as experts in the field guide you through the creation of a project blueprint. 

Complete Option 1 as part of a facilitated cohort (webinar) or Option 2 via self-paced study. Registration for this online institute is $25. Successfully complete all assigned tasks to earn an NFLRC Digital Badge, which qualifies you to apply for the NFLRC PBLL Intensive Summer Institute, Pathways to PBLL, offered in Honolulu in 2017. Stipends available for qualifying applicants. 

Option 1 registration deadline: January 20, 2017

For more information or registration: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/96/

Academic Program: Maymester in Russia 2017 (Vanderbilt U.)

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2017

Vanderbilt University’s Russian Department is offering a Maymester cultural immersion program in Russia for May-June 2017(RUSSIAN 2210: Russia Today: Political, Socio-economic, and Cultural Change).

The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.

More information about the program can be found at https://webapp.mis.vanderbilt.edu/studioabroad/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Link_ID=090DE255-DE61-8FCF-EB6A1A0811743D32 .

Some of the possible volunteering opportunities include:

+ Vladimir Handicapped Children’s Association “Light” (founded by a small group of parents who disagreed with the Russian educational system’s position that mentally and physically handicapped children should neither be seen nor heard, and certainly should not be educated),
+ Vladimir Regional Veteran’s Home
+ Vladimir Youth Health and Education Center (they provide educational, counseling, legal, health and other services)
+ Russian Orthodox Church – assist with restoration work at a local church,
+ Vladimir-Suzdal Museum Complex – clean up and restoration work

CFP: 2017 Midwest Slavic Conference (Ohio State University)

Deadline for Abstract & C.V.: January 20, 2017

2017 Midwest Slavic Conference
The Ohio State University
April 7-9, 2017

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2017 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU April 7-9, 2017. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeastern Europe. The conference will open with a keynote address by Anne Garrels about her latest book, Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia on Friday, April 7th, followed by two days of panels.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format tocsees@osu.edu by January 20th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Limited funding is available for undergraduate and graduate student lodging with preference given to out-of-state participants.

Abstract and C.V. Deadline: January 20
Notification of Acceptance: February 24
Panels  Announced, Scheduling Conflicts, and Housing Requests Due: March 10
Final Papers to Committee:  March 29
Presenter Registration Deadline: March 31                                        
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Funding Opportunity: 2017-2018 Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies (Harvard U.)

Deadline for Applications: January 16, 2017


The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies. 

Deadline: January 16, 2017 
Application: Online

HURI’s fellowship program supports distinguished scholars from around the world to carry out research in residence on topics pertaining to Ukrainian Studies. While at HURI, they can connect with experts and make use of the resources at Harvard University, including its vast library collections.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the following fellowships are offered:

  • The Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
  • The Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellowships (mid-career)
  • The Ukrainian Studies Fund Research Fellowships (mid-career)

Fellows receive a stipend ($3,300 per month) to assist with the cost of housing, health insurance, and living expenses. The fellowships also provide direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.

Eligibility: Individuals must have demonstrated a commitment to Ukrainian Studies and hold a doctorate in history, literature, philology, culture, or a related area of study in the humanities and social sciences fields. Proposals for projects lasting three to nine months are considered.

Read about the 2016-2017 fellows here.

Prof. Devel.: Introducing ASEEES Commons: Why and How to Use It? (ASEEES)

Date of Webinar: January 19, 2017 2-3PM ET

Webinar on ASEEES Commons

“Introducing ASEEES Commons: Why and How to Use It”? (January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm ET) will teach ASEEES members how to use the Commons to increase the reach of their work; to find resources or potential collaborators; and to share materials. The webinar will focus on creating, editing and searching content. Any member interested in understanding how to make Commons and CORE work for them should attend.
To register: aseees.org/programs/webinars

CFP: A Century of Revolution: Culture, Politics, and People (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Submissions: January 30, 2017


Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A Century of Revolution: Culture, Politics, and People
April 7-8, 2017

We are now inviting participants to submit abstracts for the 7th annual conference of the Slavic Graduate Students’ Association (SGSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The conference will take place April 7-8, 2017, in Urbana, IL. Prof. Jessica Greenberg from the Anthropology Dept. of UIUC will deliver a keynote lecture. Participation is open to graduate students in all related fields, including: literature, film, linguistics, history, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, visual arts, musicology and area studies. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian cultures.

In anticipation of the anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution, the theme of this year’s conference is A Century of Revolution: Culture, Politics, and People. Revolution, considered both politically but also interpreted more broadly as radical change to the status-quo, has played a recurring role throughout Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia, shaping these regions’ history, culture, art, and politics. We want to examine these experiences and trace their developing narratives.

Relevant topics might include, but are not limited to:

– Revolutionary aesthetics, e.g. Futurism, the avant-garde, sots-art, conceptualism
– The Solidarity movement, Prague Spring, and Hungarian Revolution of 1956
– LGBTQIA rights movements, problems of gender, and the crisis of masculinity
– Marxism before and after 1989, democracy in practice, and the rightward turn
– Alternative medias and genres (science fiction, pornography, comics, etc.)

If you would like to participate,  please submit an abstract (up to 200 words) and the title of your paper to slavic.uiuc@gmail.com. Please include your name, email address, institutional affiliation, year, major area of study, and any audiovisual equipment requests at the top of the page. The deadline for submitting abstracts is January 30, 2017. Participants will be notified by March 1. Applicants are welcome to submit abstracts on any and all topics related to the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions.

Dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague Scott K. Maltby

Academic Program: PhD Programs-Lit./Cult. & Slavic Film Studies (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh Slavic Department (http://www.slavic.pitt.edu/) invites applications to its program, which provides a full range of courses with strengths in the study of contemporary Russian culture, Russian/Soviet cinema, and Russian Romanticism. Our program has supported dissertations in such diverseareas as contemporary Russian prose, Soviet postmodern culture, Thaw cinema, 1930s-40s Soviet civic poetry, prison culture of the Belomor Canal, post-Soviet philosophy, the Soviet anekdot, and Stagnation-era television serials.

PhD recipients have received academic job offers or prestigious post-doctoral fellowships in such institutions as Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Stanford Humanities Center, University College London, University of Texas Austin, Vanderbilt, and William and Mary.  See http://slavic.pitt.edu/graduate/requirements for application information.

PhD students help organize the annual Russian Film Symposium (http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu); they edit and publish the Department’s journal, Studies in Slavic Cultures (http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/sisc/).  Alongside primary study towards the degree, students typically are mentored in obtaining MA or PhD certificates in one or more of four interdepartmental programs:

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CFP: 55th Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Old Town Alexandria, Virginia)

Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2017

55th Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS)
APRIL 6-8, 2017
Westin Alexandria Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Hosted by George Mason University’s program in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines as well as all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions are welcome

Papers on the special theme of the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 are especially welcome.

Panel and paper proposals accepted until January 15, 2017. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers will also be accepted. Email your proposals to Emily Baran at emily.baran@mtsu.edu

For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Steven Barnes at scssalexandria@gmail.com