Conference: ASEEES Annual Convention (San Francisco)

Early Registration Deadline: August 19, 2019

2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

November 23 – November 26, 2019

One of the core activities of the Association is the annual convention. Held in the fall, the convention takes place each year in a different city in North America. This international forum makes possible a broad exchange of information and ideas, stimulating further work and sustaining the intellectual vitality of the field. This year’s conference will be held from Saturday, November 23 – Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in San Francisco, California.

The theme this year is Belief. The schedule has now been released! To check it out and find more information visit the webpage

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Program (Russia)

Deadline to Apply: Accepted All Year 

(www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)

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. Continue reading “Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Program (Russia)”

Prof. Devt: Webinar “Online Resources for Russian Teachers” (ACTR)

Date of Webinar: November 20, 2018

This presentation will introduce a variety of internet resources that can help students and teachers organize their learning and make it more effective and engaging. The presenter will address the following questions:

Where can you find authentic audios and videos? What are the trusted sites for language activities, grammar explanations, pictures and stories? Where can students find additional grammar materials, sources for practicing reading and listening comprehension? What resources can teachers use for professional development?
The presenter will discuss these and many other questions during the presentation on November 20.  Continue reading “Prof. Devt: Webinar “Online Resources for Russian Teachers” (ACTR)”

CFP: 2019 ASEEES Summer Convention (Zagreb, Croatia)

Deadline for Submissions: November 28, 2018

Go to Online Submission Site

Panel, roundtable and paper proposals relating to any aspect of East-Central European and Eurasian Studies are welcome. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some priority in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and selected papers will be assigned by the Program Committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.

EXTENDED DEADLINE – November 28th, 11:59pm PT.

The login for the submission site is the same as your ASEEES member site login, where “User Name” is your primary email address, and password is the same.

If you do not have a profile on the ASEEES member site, then you must first create one in order to login to the Convention submission site.  To do so, click here and follow the steps for “New Visitor Registration”.  After creating a profile, it may take up to a few hours for your information to sync with the submission site,  during which time you will not be able to login to the submission site.

Please note that you do not have to pay any membership fee in order to create a profile.

Click here for a full list of Convention participation rules.

Job: Various Positions in Ukraine (OSCE)

Deadline for Applications: Various (See Each Opening for Details)

Grad Program: M.A. REEES (Ohio State Uni)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2018

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) at The Ohio State University is now accepting applications for its MA in Slavic and East European Studies for autumn 2019. The application deadline for international students is November 30, 2018 and for domestic students, December 15, 2018.

The MA in Slavic and East European Studies is an interdisciplinary, terminal degree that prepares students for careers in the government, non-profit, or public sector, or to pursue a PhD. For those interested in a career in the public, military, or private sector, the CSEES MA provides them with the language skills and regional knowledge to understand and analyze the events, culture, history, and politics of a region or country within Eastern Europe/Eurasia. Those wanting to pursue a PhD receive a foundation in the humanities and social sciences while developing a focused approach to the study of the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. All students choose a topical and/or regional specialization, allowing students to customize the degree to their interests. To complete the degree, students may choose to either complete an MA exam, or defend a thesis. Continue reading “Grad Program: M.A. REEES (Ohio State Uni)”

Funding: Critical Lang. Scholarship (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: November 29, 2018, 8pm EST

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org/apply

The fifteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website: http://www.clscholarship.org

CLS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship

CLS Twitter page: https://twitter.com/CLSscholarship

For other questions, please contact: cls@americancouncils.org

Applications are due November 27, 2018 by 8:00pm EST.

Grad. Program: M.A. in Russian (EUSP)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2018

European University at Saint Petersburg has more available spots at its two graduate programs:

Both programs are in English, no prior knowledge of Russian is required.

Continue reading “Grad. Program: M.A. in Russian (EUSP)”

Academic Job: T-T Asst. Prof. of Polish (UW-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2019

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at UW-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Polish. The successful candidate will engage in the intellectual life of the department through teaching, scholarly research, and service. The position has an anticipated start date of August 19, 2019. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2019.

A PhD or equivalent in Polish culture/Polish literature (or a related field) is required, as is native or near-native proficiency in Polish. A minimum of one year of prior teaching experience at a college or university in the United States or Canada is also required. The research field is open.

Position announcement with application procedures: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499639/assistant-professor-of-polish. Continue reading “Academic Job: T-T Asst. Prof. of Polish (UW-Madison)”

Study Abroad: Alt Spring Break (American Home)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2018, December 1, 2018

The American Home in Vladimir, Russia, is sponsoring two Alternative Spring Break (ASB) opportunities in March 2019 (information about 2018 program: www.serendipity-russia.com/edex.html). The final application deadline is December 1, 2018.

any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. …I participated in a culture without being a tourist…and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.” (Vanderbilt University student)

The program includes community service, homestays, excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, interaction with Russian university students who are studying English, and Russian language lessons.

 Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.

Links to pictures, participant blogs, and television news reports are below. They may give a sense of some of the things that students can do, see, and experience while participating in the Alternative Spring Break program.

VLADIMIR (March 2-10): Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.

MUROM (March 9-17): Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program. During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city. Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.

Blog:

http://theamericanhome.blogspot.com/2012/05/our-first-alternative-spring-break.html

Pictures:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151290800166290.1073741825.184076861289&type=1

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150585601736290.373606.184076861289&type=1

Russian Television Reports:

http://vladtv.ru/society/78658/

http://variant33.ru/ekspressnovosti1/22590_prikosnulis_k_nacional_nym_tradiciyam/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHSmJKk5QIQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQu_46YZPnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Yx0VcoQ7w