Online Russian Language Courses (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Note: The following program has been moved online:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year Russian classes taught at the SLI provide the equivalent of an academic year’s worth of study. Classes meet on the University of Pittsburgh campus, Monday – Friday from 9am to 3pm. In addition to intensive language classes, students also attend Russian films, lectures on politics and culture, singing classes, and cooking classes.

DURATION: 8 weeks: June 15-August 7, 2020 (note these dates are updated as of 3/17)

ACADEMIC CREDIT: 8 CreditsEquivalent to one academic year of study

ELIGIBILITY: Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students, working professionals, and retirees as well as Project GO-awarded ROTC students.

https://www.sli.pitt.edu/program/russian-domestic

****The Russian program will cover 2 semesters in 8 weeks, June 15-August 7 at Beginning through 4th-year levels. Classes for “Virtual SLI” will take place from 11-4:30 EST.
Our website and announcements are also lagging behind the pace of our planning and we are working on our formal announcement for release today. Inquiries may be directed to me: manukyan1@pitt.edu.

CFP: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza (tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu) and Robert Reynolds (robert_reynolds@byu.edu), to be published in December of 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.

    Contributions may be written in either English or Russian, and should generally be no longer than 7000 words. More detailed explanations regarding submission policies and procedures can be found at http://rlj.americancouncils.org/policies or at the end of this issue. 

Submissions should be sent by email to either of the co-editors no later than 1 May 2020.

CFP: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza (tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu) and Robert Reynolds (robert_reynolds@byu.edu), to be published in December of 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.
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CFP: SCLC-2020: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Deadline: May 22, 2020

We announce the first call for papers for the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference (SCLC-2020), the 17th conference of the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA). The conference will take place on December 4-6, 2020 at UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø in Tromsø, Norway.

The confirmed invited speaker is Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History).

We invite abstracts for 20+10 min presentations on any topic of relevance to Slavic Cognitive Linguistics. Abstracts should be based on work that has not yet been published. We especially encourage submissions from young researchers. Abstracts can be written in English or in any Slavic language. Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words, including references. Please refrain from any self-identification in the body of the abstract. Each individual may be involved in a maximum of two abstracts (maximum one as sole author). Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair. Abstract submission link is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sclc2020

The deadline for abstract submission is May 22, 2020. Authors will be notified of acceptance / rejection by June 30, 2020.

For more information please visit the conference page at https://site.uit.no/clear/sclc-2020/

Einstein Fellowship

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

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CFP: Theories and Practices of Creative Writing

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Theories and Practices of Creative Writing

The conference’s aim is to discuss the history, ideology, and structure of main literary institutions of the XIXth and XXth centuries related to teaching, theorizing, and practicing creative writing.

At the same time, we suggest examining existing — and discussing new — methods of teaching creative writing, thus broadening and strengthening a professional community involved in it.  

Special attention will be paid to a methodology of literary criticism so as to acquire means of the implementation of achievements related both to established and recent theoretical concepts.    

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Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution


Please note: This fellowship is restricted to citizens of the Russian Federation who are residing in Russia at the time of application.


https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/galina-starovoitova-fellowship-human-rights-and-conflict-resolution-1?emci=858674e9-5f5d-ea11-a94c-00155d039e74&emdi=4fdf0584-705d-ea11-a94c-00155d039e74&ceid=207503

CFP: 20th Annual Aleksanteri Conference: Eurasia and Global Migration (University of Helsinki)

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Dates and venue: 21–23 October 2020, University of Helsinki, Finland

The 20th Annual Aleksanteri Conference brings together scholars exploring dimensions of global migration to, from and within the Eurasian space. For the purposes of this conference, the geographic domain of the Eurasian space includes Central and Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space. We discuss migration and the agency of migrants in terms of social, political, cultural and economic processes and flows, which redefine the contours of national boundaries and affect societal development in both sending and receiving societies. Migration to, from and within the Eurasian space has been a part of flows and processes between the Global North and Global South, but also a part of the building of past empires.

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Conference/CFP: Internet Communication: Multiformality and Multifunctionality (Russia)

Deadline: May 30 (conference); September 10, 2020 (papers)

You are invited to take part in the conference ‘Internet Communication: Multiformatity and Multifunctionality’  29 – 30 October 2020 in Arkhangelsk (Russia), held by the Higher School of Social Sciences, Humanities and International Communication of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov in Arkhangelsk with the support of the Lecturate of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Ekaterinburg. Internet-communication today develops in a direction, where different formats and modi are used, which interact with each other and lead to the appearance of new communicative phenomena  – Internet  memes, live-broadcasting or photo-histories. We propose researchers from different fields of research to think about and reflect on the linguistic, social, psychological and pragmatic kind of similar communicative phenomena on the Internet. Researchers, university teachers, students and young researchers are invited to participate in the conference.                                                                         

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Call for Submissions: Studi Slavistici Journal

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The journal “Studi Slavistici” is pleased to invite proposals for a special issue to be published in vol. XVIII, 2021, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Ukrainian poetess, playwright, translator Lesya Ukrainka (1871-1913).

The writer has proved herself a bright modernist, whose influence on the development of Ukrainian literature cannot be overestimated. In her writings, problems of democratization of society, national liberation and emancipation were raised. The writer’s style is characterized by intellectualism, intermediality and a wide range of European literary tendencies.

Methodologies of approach to single works and various genres practiced by Lesya Ukrainka may be different, allowing fresh interpretations and deeper knowledge of the writer, her intellectual world, international literary connections, philosophical and artistic views. Her iconic image, overloaded with social and national mythologization may result in a more equilibrated evaluation in our days.

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