North American Dostoevsky Society Student Essay Contest

Deadline: June 15, 2020

The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) invites its members in good standing to nominate outstanding student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. (If you are not a member of NADS, you can join at https://dostoevsky.org/). Students are also welcome to nominate their own work, in which case NADS membership is not required. The topic is open; however, Dostoevsky and his works should be the main focus of the essay.

This year, the contest will take place at two levels—the undergraduate level and the graduate level.

To nominate an undergraduate-student essay, please send an email containing the student’s name, email address, institutional affiliation, and the title and level/number of the course for which the essay was written (e.g. BIOL 322 “Dostoevsky and Spiders”) to Vladimir Ivantsov at vvi1@williams.edu. Please attach the essay to the email as a .pdf file containing no identifying information about the author.  The essay should be no more than 4000 words; 12 font size, double-spaced; it should consistently follow either MLA or Chicago style and contain full bibliographical information on the used sources, either in the footnotes or as a separate list of references.

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Conference: MAG International Congress: Cultural Transformations (Belarus)

Event Date: June 23-25, 2020

In partnership with the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) the International Association for the Humanities (MAG) is delighted to announce that its 2020 Congress will be held in Minsk, Belarus next June.

THEME

The Congress will focus on the humanities and related social sciences as intellectual practices fundamentally integrated into culture. Historically, the humanities and social sciences arose in Europe and elsewhere in response to the social and cultural needs of individual and community life. In East Europe and Eurasia the principles of the European humanistic tradition have also sustained critical enquiry and common, trans-national values. Assuming a close relation between the humanities and social sciences, the agenda of the Congress includes an examination of this division, as well as the interchange between scholarly reflection and public socio-cultural initiatives. We particularly invite participants to examine from any perspective the roles socio-humanistic studies have played and might continue to play in shaping socio-cultural transformations in the region.

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Conference: Community-Based Heritage Language Schools: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators (Washington, DC)

Event Date: October 10, 2020

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools:
Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators,
Families, and Researchers
American University, Washington, DC

Informative sessions and practical workshops for school administers, teachers, and researchers will include best practices for effective instruction; engaging with state and national organizations and embassies to advocate for your school; engaging and collaborating with parents and community members; hiring, training, and retaining effective teachers; and gaining language recognition for students through the Seal of Biliteracy and the Global Seal. 

Would you like to be a conference sponsor or exhibitor at the conference? Do you have any questions?

Please let us know! joy@peytons.us

Registration will begin in June 2020.

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Study Abroad: Russian Language, Culture and STEM Programs (Latvia)

Deadline: June 23 (Fall); December 1 (Spring)

“Learn Russian in the European Union” is accepting applications for 2020/2021 Academic Year and 2020 Fall Semester study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University, Latvia.

The following for-credit programs are available to Russian majors and students who are not majoring in Russian, but study the language:
    – Russian Language and Political Science;
    – Russian Language and East European Studies;
    – Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    – Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM (math, physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental studies) with theory and laboratory practice in English/Russian.

American and Canadian citizens do not need a visa to study in Latvia.

Daugavpils University awards up to 30 ECTS credits per semester – the equivalent of 15 credit hours at American universities.

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Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: June 1, 2020

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the 2019-2020 Stephen F. Cohen- Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies, funded by the KAT Charitable Foundation.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program will provide:

·       up to five Dissertation Research Fellowships, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia;

·       a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to a doctoral student at a US or Canadian university, who is citizen or permanent resident of the US, to complete their dissertation during the fellowship tenure.

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CFP: Tolstoy and World Literature Conference (Russia)

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Tolstoy and World Literature Conference, August 11-15, 2020, at Iasnaia Poliana

On August 11-15, 2020 the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana is going to host XII International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature. Problems of Tolstoy’s work and art in the context of Russian and World Literature, philosophy, and religion are to be discussed at the sessions of the Conference. Traditionally the Conference is organised on the basis of Tolstoy’s personal library, which preserves the books and periodicals in 39 foreign languages. The Book of Proceedings will be published.

The registration fee is 50 euro (in Russian currency equivalent). The Museum covers all hotel, meals, and cultural programme expenses.

On August 11th, at 3 pm, at the metro station Akademika Yangelya there will be a bus to Yasnaya Polyana for the participants. August 15th  is the departure day.

The deadline for applications is June 1st, 2020. The application includes the information about the participant and the abstract of the paper. For those who need an invitation for visa, the following information is to be sent before February 15th: the copy of the front passport page, institution, address, telephone, place of issuing visa. Please forward your application to Dr. Galina Alekseeva: gala@tgk.tolstoy.ru  or galalexeeva@mail.ru

Telephones: (48751)76-1-41, +7-910-944-5899