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Study Abroad: Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries (Uni. Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: June 26, 2018

*** Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries ***

The Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki, invites international students from all countries to participate in the Helsinki Summer School course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries, on 7 – 23 August 2018. The course focuses on the current challenges of democracy and the rule of law in the Eastern members of the EU. It provides students with multidisciplinary approaches to study political and societal problems that hinder democratic conduct and undermine the common future of the European community. The course examines central issues related to governance, populism, nationalism, corruption, poverty, xenophobia, Roma population, environment and gender-related questions. The students will gain a broad overview of current societal and political developments in Eastern European EU countries.

Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the University of Helsinki, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary, research-oriented universities renowned for its high quality teaching, research and innovation. It offers 19 courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics. The courses are designed to challenge and inspire students in a learning environment that promotes equality.

Each year Helsinki Summer School gives advanced degree students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high academic studies with a wide range of cultural and social activities. The language of study is English and the credits are transferable.

Helsinki Summer School is open to applicants from all over the world. The application deadline is 26 June 2018. For more information about the Helsinki Summer School, courses and fees, please visit: www.helsinkisummerschool.fi

For more information about the course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countrieshttp://www.helsinkisummerschool.fi/courses/course/problems-of-democracy-in-the-eastern-eu-countries/

Study Abroad: Summer in Krakow (Jagiellonian Uni)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2018 or When Filled

The School of Polish Language and Culture at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow is pleased to announce that 2018 summer programs are open for applications.

Every July and August several hundred participants from more than 40 countries have the unique opportunity not only to study Polish language, culture, and society, but also to spend time in the beautiful city of Kraków, meeting people from all around the world and making new friends. In summer 2018 students can participate in the 6-week program, 4-week program, and 3-week programs.

  • Four-week program from July 5-August 1
    • This program has been reintroduced with a new format! Every week additional activities  will take place within the language course: classes held in the city space, in museums and galleries, and in places loved by locals of Krakow as well as tourists.
  • Six-week program from July 5-August 15
  • Three-week program from July 5-25
  • Three-week program from July 26-August 15


• four-, six- and three-week programs which begin on July 5: MAY 31st, 2018

• three-week program which begins on July 26: JUNE 30th, 2018

• or until there are places available.

Check out the website  or take a look at the attached brochure for more information on program options, pricing, accommodation, available courses, and more!

Polish Summer School 2018 Brochure

Funding: Grant for Research (IHRCA)

Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2018

Grant-in-Aid Awards

The Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) offers Grant-in-Aid Awards to support a visit in order to conduct research in our collections. Awards are available through co-sponsorship from the Immigration History Research Center and the IHRCA through the ethnic and general funds.

This award is open to scholars of all levels, including independent scholars, and supports a research visit of 5 days or more. Typically, awards are for $1,000, and four awards are given each year. The application is due June 1 of each year, and IHRCA aims to inform all applicants of their application status within 2 months, by July 30th of same year. The research visit is to occur within the next 13 months. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Russian Language in Omsk (Dostoevsky Omsk State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 and June 10, 2018

Dostoevsky OmSU offers 2 summer programs with fixed start dates in July and August for international students who are interested in learning Russian language and would like to delve into Russian traditional culture.
Russian Language Summer School in July is a 3-week intensive program that aims to provide students with the opportunity to practice all main skills in Russian, reinforce and enrich their knowledge of Russian.
Course Fees: 45 000 RUB (approx. 635 €/775 USD)
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (7 ETCS).
DatesJuly 3- July 28
Deadline for Application: April 15, 2018
Russian Language Summer School in August is a 2-week program that covers a balance of language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), grammar at an appropriate level from beginner to advanced.
Course Fees: 30 000 RUB (approx. 425 €/520 USD)
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (4 ETCS).
Dates: July 31- Aug 19
Deadline for Application: June 10, 2018
Russian Language classes are taught by experienced language teaching professionals (teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language) and follow a communicative approach to language teaching. In addition to in-class Russian language instruction, students will attend lectures of cultural and academic interest.
The social and cultural programs of Summer Schools are designed to help participants gain a valuable overview of Russian culture based on local heritage. The University wants to show the wide diversity of Russian culture, for which they have built a great program for participants to keep them learning, exploring Omsk and experiencing new things.
Please check out the Gallery to see what participants got up to in 2017, read the Testimonials page to find out what participants said and check the information about recent Summer Schools.
For more information check the summer school website.
NOTE: In the application, please specify the program (July or August) of interest.

CFP: East European History (Eotvos Lorand Uni. of Budapest)

Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2018

Event: 10/18-19/2018
Abstract: 01/06/2018
Conference: Historiography in Service of the Regime Changes
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Organization: Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest
Participants: PhD students

The Eastern European History and the Russian Studies PhD Programs at the Department of East European History and the Department of Russian Studies of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, invite participants to an international PhD student conference on East European History to be held October 18-19, 2018. The conference will examine the role of historiography in the regime changes of the 20th century. The conference seeks to employ historiography to examine all aspects of the East European regime changes – its practice, interpretation, and role in shaping political discourse, ethics, and identity.

Topics that the conference seeks to address include but are not limited to:
– revolutions in Russia and Eastern Europe, soviet republics
– authoritarian systems, dictatorships that came into being by reason of the world
– economic crisis and the German expansion
– the ‘export’ of state-socialism to Eastern Europe (1945-49)
– workers’ self-management in the region
– seeking the ‘tertium datur’ (third way) 1968
– regime changes and Western Europe – the movements of ‘68, the oil price shock, the 3rd industrial revolution
– Solidarność
– 1989 – the end of state socialism
– the semi-periphery and the centre after the collapse of the Soviet Union
– reforms from above

Presented papers are planned to be published in a collection due in the spring of 2019. Applicants should submit a 500-word abstract through the application form by June 1st. Proposals are required to include the title of the paper, the presenter’s name, a short bio including institutional and departmental affiliation and rank, and any technology requests. Panel proposals of of three to four papers are also welcomed.
To participate, please send an application to rendszervaltas2018@gmail.com.

CFP: Journal of Icon Studies (Museum of Russian Icons)

Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2018

The Journal of Icon Studies is now accepting submissions for its second issue, scheduled for online publication in December 2018. They welcome contributions from scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art history, literature and film, religious studies, gender and cultural studies, history and anthropology, conservation and museum studies.

The Journal of Icon Studies is an online, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of icons around the globe, from the Byzantine period to the modern era. It serves as an international forum for new scholarship on the theoretical, theological and historical significance of icons, their place within a broad cultural and artistic context, as well as their conservation, collecting, and exhibiting. The journal includes reviews of books and exhibitions, archival discoveries, and translations of primary documents.

The journal is published annually by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA. The language of publication is English, with summaries in Russian. Translation assistance will be provided by the museum.

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018. All submissions will receive a double-blind peer review. For further information on publication guidelines see:  http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/jis/

Please send all questions and inquiries to Wendy Salmond at research@museumofrussianicons.org

Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Program in Southeast European Studies (Univ. of Belgrade and Graz)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 for University of Graz and June 1, 2018 for University of Belgrade

The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) have announced the call for applications for the academic year 2018/2019 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies (www.seestudies.eu & http://www.jointdegree.eu/en/masees/)
This two year MA program is conducted in English as a joint degree between the universities. The seventh generation commences in October 2018.
Students enroll in and spend the first year at the chosen home university (Graz or Belgrade). In the second year, students spend at least one semester on mobility at a partner university.

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Academic Job: Russian Language Instructor (SILP)

Deadline for applications: Until filled

JOB TITLE: Russian Language Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)

REPORTS TO: SILP Associate Director

DATES: 6/11/18 – 8/8/18

POSITION SUMMARY: The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning, intermediate, and some advanced-level language instruction in an intensive format to approximately 135 undergraduate students, graduate students, professionals, and lifelong language learners for eight weeks every summer. Under the supervision of the Language Coordinator and the SILP Associate Director, Language Instructors deliver lessons using a communicative, content-based approach and contribute to the day-to-day operations of the program. More information about SILP can be found online.

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