Tag Archives: June 2019

Funding: 2019 Hungarian Studies Association Book Prize

Deadline for Nominations: June 15, 2019

The 2019 Hungarian Studies Association Book Prize

Sponsored by the Hungarian Studies Association, the goal of the book prize is to recognize quality scholarship in Hungarian studies and support Hungarian studies in the United States. The book prize is awarded biennially for the most important contribution to Hungarian studies originally published in English in the previous two calendar years. The HSA Book Prize carries a cash award and is presented at the meeting of the Hungarian Studies Association at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Continue reading

Travel: Applied Field Geophysics Workshop (Transylvania, Romania)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Archeotek is offering 6-day intensive workshops for training in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveying. The program is located in Southern Transylvania, Romania. See attached flyer GPR_Workshop_2019 for more information! Continue reading

Travel: Summer Intensive Rusyn Lang/Lit (Presov, Slovakia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center affiliate of ASEEES announces the 10th Annual Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Literature at Prešov University in Prešov, Slovakia, from June 9-29, 2019. Intensive simultaneous and intensive classes are given in English and in Rusyn on Carpatho-Rusyn history, folklore, and language.

Participants enjoy excursions to villages in the Carpathian region, workshops in folksong and folk dance, and visits to the Alexander Dukhnovych Theater and the Rusyn Museum in Prešov. All of this, including housing in a student dorm and daily meals are covered in the cost of $1600. Some financial aid may be available for students registered in North American colleges and universities.

For more information and an application, visit the website of the Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center: https://www.c-rrc.org/studium-carpato-ruthenorum-2019/


CFP: World Congress (Kyoto Sangyo Uni, Japan)

Deadline for Applications: June 20, 2019

XI-th World Congress “East-West: the Intersection of Cultures,”
October 2-6, 2019
Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan.

Working languages: English and Russian. Virtual as well as on site participation welcome.

Thematic areas of the congress:
1. Literary horizons.
2. Innovations in Linguistics.
3. The increasing role of bilingualism in modern society: bilingual education.
4. Translation and intercultural communication.
5. Intercultural aspects of pedagogy. Foreign languages and methodology of teaching.
6. Sociocultural problems of international migration and demography.
7. Information technology and smart technology in education. E-learning methodology.      Multimedia.

The deadline for registration and submission of applications and proceedings is 20 June, 2019.

For more details of the Congress and registration- visit the website.
The address of the international organizing committee: japan.congress@gmail.com
Chairs: japan.congress@gmail.com (Svetlana M. Minasyan)
kitajo@cc.kyoto-su.ac.jp (Mitsushi Kitajo) Mitsushi Kitajo

 Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Program (Russia)

Applications 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

Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

 The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

 +              experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;

+              program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;

+              study from one week to one year;

+              individual home-stay with a Russian family;

+              “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;

+              on-site administrative support;

+              well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;

+              excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;

+              opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;

+              opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage



CFP: Political and Military Histories of Russian-Kurdish Relations – 19th-21st Centuries (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline for Submissions: January 01, 2019

Workshop on
Political and Military Histories of Russian-Kurdish Relations
(19th-21st Centuries)
Moscow, 10-11 June 2019

The involvement of Kurdish forces during the Crimean War inaugurated the political and military encounter of Russians and Kurds between Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Since then, these relations have formed an important and disputed aspect of Russian, and later Soviet, policies in the Middle East. Most significantly, these policies have extended well beyond the clash of the Tsarist and Ottoman Empires at the turn of the 20th century.While Russian and Soviet policies have included a sustained focus on the role of the Kurds, their political mobilization and activism in the 1920s-1930s and during the Cold War, the relationship has never been a simple one. It was deeply entangled in the nexus of regional politics and Russian/Soviet policies toward Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, as well as in global dynamics. Conversely, mobilities and alliances with the ‘’East’’ have been important in shaping political identities, but remain a still understudied part of Kurdish political strategies on the international arena.

Organized as part of the research project RUSKURD (Sciences Po Lille-EHESS), in partnership with the CEFR (Moscow) and the IFEA (Istanbul), this workshop aims at exploring key aspects of the political history of Russian-Kurdish relations. Ph.D candidates, postdoctoral researchers and senior researchers are invited to present research based on historical, social and anthropological methods to explore the place of politics, ideology, violence and wars throughout two centuries.

Possible topics to be discussed include:

  • The changing dynamics of the Russian-Kurdish relation in military encounters since the mid-19th century, integrating local conflicts and imperial power struggles,
  • Techniques of insurgency and counterinsurgency, and their transformations in the wake of imperial collapse,
  • The geopolitical use of Kurdish political and military forces by Russia and the Soviet Union from the 19th to the late 20th century,
  • The interplay of police and military factors, logics and actors in the construction of a new border order framing Russian-Kurdish relations,
  • Routes, forms and techniques of political and military influence (including both people and goods, notably weapons),
  • Transnational political, diplomatic and military circulations.

Travel to and accommodation in Moscow will be taken in charge by the organizers.

Administrative help for visa issues will be provided to successful applicants who would need it.

Proposals consisting of a resume and a short proposal (one-two pages, summarizing the paper, methodology and sources) should be sent before 1 January 2019 to etienne.peyrat@sciencespo-lille.eu. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of January 2019.

Organizing team:

  • Masha Cerovic (EHESS),
  • Adnan Çelik (IFEA),
  • Etienne Peyrat (Sciences Po)

More on the project:


Travel: Romanian Folklore Expedition (American Friends)

Deadline for Applications: May 2019

Application must be received 60 days before start of expedition

Folklore Expeditions:  Romania to the Golden Mountains 

An invitation to teachers, scholars, students, and other adventurers
You could spend next summer at the beach. Or you could step into another world.

A world where you discuss business plans with a professional witch in Romania, collect legends of Bronze Age cities in Russia, record Belarusian songs transplanted to Siberia, or witness the revival of traditional religions in Russia’s Altai Mountains.
American Friends of Russian Folklore sponsors folklore expeditions which need your help to document traditional cultures. Led by experienced scholars, our volunteers make pictures, recordings, interviews and videos. These go to scholarly archives to be held in trust for future generations, and our volunteers go home with an expanded view of the human family.
American Friends will arrange for participant food, lodging, transport and interpreters. Participants provide curiosity and helping hands. No special skills required. Just an open mind, and a willingness to leave the familiar behind.

2019 Expeditions

July 1-14:    Russian Folk Songs, Stories, and Beliefs in the Heart of Asia

July 15-27:   Places of Power in the Ural Mountains

July 15-27: Russian Settlers of the Altai Mountains

Late July- August:  Magic and Modernity in Rural Romania

August 20- Sept 2 Belarusian Traditions in the Land of Baikal

October: Cossack Holy Day: “Protection of the Mother of God”

Details at www.russianfolklorefriends.org   or  info@russianfolklorefriends.org

Eligible are adults and teens (13 and up) accompanied by adults. Participants pay a fee which covers their own costs and a share of general expedition expenses.