Tag Archives: January 2018

Webinar: “Russian Flagship Program: Applying Flagship Practices to Enhance Language Learning” (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

This webinar will take place on Thursday, January 25, 5:00-6:30 PM EST

Russian Flagship Program: Applying Flagship Practices to Enhance Language Learning
Led by Karen Evans-Romaine (University of Wisconsin – Madison)
 

The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program (thelanguageflagship.org), is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education. Successful graduates of the Russian Flagship Program will have developed Superior-level language and cultural proficiency in Russian and can apply that proficiency to their field of choice.

The goal of the Language Flagship is to create a replicable program model that can be implemented for any language on any campus. In this webinar, following up on a two-part article in the ACTR Letter, Karen Evans-Romaine will describe the main features of the Russian Flagship Program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and talk about ways in which aspects of Flagship programs can be implemented in other Russian programs.

Karen Evans-Romaine is Professor of Russian at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Director of the UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program. Her research focuses on both Russian Modernist poetry, with particular reference to intersections between poetry and music, and Russian language pedagogy. She is co-author of the two-volume introductory Russian textbook Golosa, now in its fifth edition (Pearson, 2012/2014); co-editor of the collection Exploring the US Language Flagship Program: Professional Competence in a Second Language by Graduation (Multilingual Matters, 2017); and co-editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (2007).

To register for this webinar, click here.

CFP: Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia (U. of Houston)

Deadline for Submissions: January 24, 2018

The Honors College at the University of Houston, in collaboration with UH Energy and the American Councils/U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Fund, invites paper abstracts for a one-day interdisciplinary conference, Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia. From the oil boom in Baku more than a century ago, to the pipelines crisscrossing Russia and Eurasia today, energy and global politics have long gone hand in hand. Enormous energy resources in the region are critical factors in how countries throughout Eurasia relate to one another and to the rest of the world. This conference seeks to explore the historical and contemporary significance of energy in Russia and Eurasia in all of its dimensions, and to consider questions relevant to its future. The goal is to create a dialogue across disciplines about the topic, and to connect academics, students and industry people with expertise and interest in the region. Professionals who work in the global energy industry centered in Houston, and who have experience with Russia and Eurasia, will be invited to attend and actively participate in the conference.

We welcome academic papers that explore the theme from different disciplinary approaches including (but not limited to) political science, technology, geology, international affairs, history, literature, and cultural studies. Post-docs, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students may apply. Please submit an application that includes the items listed below to energyconference2018@gmail.com by January 24, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of their acceptance status by February 1, 2018. All-day conference will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

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Job: Senior Organized Crime Adviser (Belgrade, Serbia)

Deadline for Applications: January 29, 2018

Senior Organized Crime Adviser
Level: Senior Professional
Vacancy Number: VNSRMS00508
Duty Station: Belgrade, Serbia
Apply by: 29 January 2018 for full consideration
View the job description: https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: https://www.pae.com/careers-react by 29 January. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
  • University education in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
  • Advanced degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Previous experience in law enforcement and/or public administration
  • Experience in project management, including planning, budgeting, implementation and evaluation
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Knowledge of the standards and practices of modern criminal justice systems
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good drafting skills and the ability to tailor reports and presentations to the needs of a specific audience
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word-processing and e-mail
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames

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Prof. Devel.: 2018 Project-Based Language Learning Professional Learning Events (NFLRC)

Deadline for Registration: January 15, 2018

The NFLRC will start with their free 2018 PBLL Online Symposium: “Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning” on January 17-18, 2018, a great introduction to the topic, with plenty of examples to see PBLL in action. Register today: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/108/ . The registration deadline for the symposium is January 15, so register soon!
For those who want to learn more in-depth about PBLL, there’s our subsequent 2018 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute, which this year focuses on PBLL and pragmatics and will cover what you need to know to develop good projects for your language class. The registration fee is $25, and registrants can sign up for either the live facilitated version (option 1: January-February) or the self-study version (option 2): http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/109/
Finally, for those who complete the digital badge requirements for the Online Institute and want to take their project designs to the next level, ready for the classroom, they can apply for the Pragmatics in PBLL Intensive Summer Institute in Honolulu, Hawai‘i (June 13-20, 2018). Partial travel funding available for top accepted applicants. See website for full details: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/110/

CFP: 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference (OSU)

 

Deadline for application: January 16, 2018

2018 Midwest Slavic Conference
The Ohio State University
March 23-25,  2018

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU March 23-25, 2018. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeastern Europe. The conference will open with a keynote address by Tara Zahra based on her latest book The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World, on Friday, March 23rd. Two days of panels will follow the keynote address.

Building on the title of the keynote address, this year we also invite interdisciplinary papers or panels that focus on migration from historical or contemporary perspectives. The Conference will open with a plenary panel “Borders, Barriers, and Belonging: A Spotlight on Global Migration” on Saturday morning that will feature five migration experts who will discuss mobility in five world regions. There will also be a lunchtime lecture sponsored by the Slovene Research Initiative featuring Michael Biggins on Slavic literary translation.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format to csees@osu.edu by January 16th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Prepaid lodging is available for undergraduate and graduate students presenters. A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate for all other participants. More information is available at the Conference website.

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Graduate Program: European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Deadline for Applications: January 22, 2018

The European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and 41 participating universities from all member states of the European Union are proud to present to you the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2018/2019.

E.MA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating up to 90 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Degree is also an action- and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives with skills building activities, an in-depth study of the following areas: Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards; Human Rights in Context: Historical, Philosophical, Religious and Anthropological Perspectives; Democratisation; Human Rights and Globalisation; Human Rights and Security. E.MA is the foundation for a successful career in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation.

5 reasons why people choose E.MA:

  • Possibility to do internships and fellowships in leading human rights organisations;
  • Ties with EU institutions and links with international governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations for a regional and at the same time global experience;
  • Attractive placement opportunities;
  • Extensive worldwide E.MAlumni Association for contacts, job opportunities, career development, projects, research;
  • unique human experience during which all those involved (students, faculty and resident staff) develop long-term bonds and networks with each other.

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CFP: Late Soviet Village: People, Institutions, and Objects Between “Rural” and “Urban” Life Styles (Moscow)

Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2018

Late Soviet Village: People, Institutions, and Objects Between “Rural” and “Urban” Life Styles

International Conference (May 30 – June 2, 2018, Moscow, German Historical Institute / University of Zurich)

The aim of the conference is to make the developments in the rural Soviet Union as well as a decline and disappearance of “traditional” rural life but as a specific modus of entanglement between the city and the countryside, and as a product of simultaneous “ruralization “Urban life styles and urbanization” of rural life styles.

By declaring the submission or indifferent “homo sovieticus” or by “performative practices that eroded” the sense of ideological commitment.

We welcome contributions by historians, anthropologists, ethnographers and social scientists addressing the issues of late Soviet rural development, but in particular on rural subjects in discourses and practices, focussing on:

  • Family networks and structures / Generations / Gender
  • Work / leisure divide
  • consumption
  • TV and other media
  • High / popular culture
  • Materiality and objects
  • Late Soviet rituals
  • Youth sub-cultures
  • Rural / urban networks
  • religiosity
  • Ideology and propaganda / representations in arts
  • Party and state institutions in rural areas
  • Expert’s projects / discussions on rural development

Conference languages wants to be English and Russian. Travel costs and accommodation will be covered by the convenors. The conference is part of the research project “Late Soviet Village: People, Institutions, and Things between the Socialist Cult of Urbanity and Ruralization of Urban Life Styles” at the History Department of the University of Zurich. We plan to publish a volume of collected essays based on conference presentations. Please submit paper proposals of 300-500 words and academic bio information to ekaterina.emeliantseva@uzh.ch  by January, 15th, 2018.

Convenors:

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Katzer, DHI Moscow
Prof. Dr. med. Ekaterina Emeliantseva Koller, University of Zurich

Funding Opportunity: Fellows Program (The Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: January 14, 2018

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is a three week study trip for students who are matriculated in graduate programs or are completing undergraduate degrees in 2018 in Holocaust studies and related fields. The Fellowship will offer up to four Faculty Fellowships in 2018. These Fellowships will be for faculty who teach the Holocaust in any discipline but have not made its history their primary area of study.

 Program dates are still tentative but are anticipated to be June 24 – July 16, 2018

Students of all faiths and ethnicities with an interest in Holocaust studies, Jewish Studies, Polish-Jewish history, memory, or human rights are strongly encouraged to apply. The program covers all costs, including international travel, lodging, room and board, and materials, except travel to the program’s start in New York City.

The AJC Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. It is the goal of the Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program that 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. Continue reading

Academic Job: Ukrainian Research Institute (Harvard)

Deadline for applications: January 15, 2018

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies.

Application: Online

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is currently accepting applications for its research fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications from interested individuals must be submitted by January 15, 2018 through the online application form on HURI’s website.

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, attend lectures and other events with world-renowned speakers, and make use of the resources at Harvard University, including its vast library collections.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the following fellowships are offered:

  • The Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
  • The HURI/Ukrainian Studies Fund Research Fellowships (mid-career)
  • The Petro Jacyk Distinguished Fellowship (senior)

Fellows receive a monthly stipend 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.

Nominations for the Jacyk fellowship may also be submitted.

For more information about eligibility and applying, please see the Fellowships section of the HURI website.

Read about the 2017-2018 fellows here.

Visit our website or contact Tamara Nary for additional information:

nary@fas.harvard.edu
617-495-3549

Graduate Program: Slavic Lit/Culture & Film Studies (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2018

For full scholarship consideration, please submit all application materials by Monday, 15 January (apologies for cross-posting).

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The University of Pittsburgh Slavic Department (http://www.slavic.pitt.edu/) invites applications to its graduate program, which provides a full range of courses, with particular strengths in the study of contemporary Russian culture, Russian/Soviet cinema, and Russian literature.  Our program has supported dissertations in such diverse areas 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.  Financial aid (both non-teaching fellowships and teaching assistantships) is available to qualified applicants. Applications will be accepted until Monday, 15 January 2018 and must be submitted electronically at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=up-as.  For more information,see http://slavic.pitt.edu/graduate/requirements.

PhD students help organize the annual Russian Film Symposium (http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu) and edit the refereed 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 five interdepartmental programs:

By PhD conferral, students will have teaching experience in culture, cinema, language, and literature courses(team-taught and stand-alone formats).  PhD recipients have received academic job offers or 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.  Other PhD recipients have competed successful for senior academic administrative positions in International Studies, for work in Russian media analysis consulting in the public sector, and for teaching and administrative positions in private secondary education. Continue reading