Funding: ARISC Funding Opportunities

Deadline: January 31, 2022; Open Until Filled

We are still accepting applications for the following three opportunities:

ARISC Teaching the South Caucasus Workshop

New Deadline: January 31. Details: https://arisc.org/events/teaching-the-south-caucasus-a-workshop-for-educators/

ARISC Stipends for Lectures and Workshops

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Details; https://arisc.org/stipends-for-lectures-and-workshops-in-the-south-caucasus/

ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Details: https://arisc.org/arisc-graduate-postdoctoral-fellowship/

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Job Posting: Executive Director, Museum of Russian Icons (Clinton, MA)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

m/Oppenheim Executive Search is assisting the Museum of Russian Icons (MORI) in the search for an Executive Director. Please click to view the full position description or to nominate/apply.

Located in Clinton, MA, the Museum of Russian Icons was created by the late collector and business leader Gordon Lankton in 2004, opened to the public in 2006, and today hosts a distinctive, world-class, thematically-based art collection of more than 1,000 objects. It is also home to the Center for Icon Studies, the research arm of the Museum, which publishes the peer-reviewed online Journal of Icon Studies. Open to the public four days a week, the Museum organizes its own exhibitions from the permanent collection and also hosts visiting exhibitions from other museums and collections. It has an annual budget of $1.1 million, a 10-member Board, 14 staff and 15 volunteers, about 450 members and annual attendance of about 11,000.

The Board seeks an arts professional to lead all museum exhibitions, programming, curatorial and collections management functions; maximize fundraising and museum & online attendance; and develop relationships with collectors, curators, gallerists, educators, researchers and museum professionals nationally and internationally. 

Resource: Soyuz – The Research Network for Postsocialist Studies

Join the new SOYUZ listserv!

Soyuz is broadly conceived as a group of scholars working in postsocialist studies. It serves as a vehicle to promote the study of postsocialist societies, the dissemination of current research, and collaborative and interdisciplinary work among an international community of scholars. For a long time, Soyuz had a listserv through H-Net/H-Commons, but we decided to make a more inclusive listserv with a platform (Google Groups) that is easy for people to manage. Some of you have already been added to the listserv. If you want to be added or change your email address, just email the Soyuz webmaster Dafna Rachok (darachok [at] iu.edu). This listserv is seen as complementing the Soyuz Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SoyuzNetwork/) and the Soyuz website (https://soyuz.americananthro.org/).  

CFP: 2022 Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)

Deadline: March 1, 2022

The National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon are pleased to announce the 2022 Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference (PLL 2022) which will take place online on September 12-14, 2022.

The conference main theme will be Teaching and Learning Interactional Pragmatics in a Digital World, but we welcome a broad range of topics in pragmatics, discourse, interaction, and sociolinguistics in their relation to second and foreign language learning, education, and use, approached from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We hope this conference brings together scholars and educators from all around the world who are interested in discussing both established and innovative approaches to teaching and learning pragmatics to strengthen our understanding of principles and practices in PLL and push the field to new and exciting directions in research and practice.

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CFP: ASEEES 2022 – Cognitive Approaches to Russian Culture

Deadline: February 22, 2022

We are seeking papers on cognitive perspectives on Russian literature and artistic culture for the Chicago meeting of ASEEES, November 10-13 or the virtual session October 13-14. “Cognitive” here is viewed broadly and may include any aspect of cognitive, developmental, evolutionary, behavioral, or cultural psychology; or any subset of the social sciences or humanities that are informed by them. If interested, please send proposed titles and abstracts to Tom Dolack at dolack_thomas@wheatonma.edu and Brett Cooke at brett-cooke@tamu.edu by February 22nd. Please state a preference for in-person or online. Chairpersons and discussants are also welcome!

Acad. Job: Head of Department, School of Languages and Cultures (University of Sheffield)

Deadline: February 10, 2022

The University of Sheffield is a leading global university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching across a wide range of disciplines. We continue to be recognised for our outstanding teaching and research and are ranked 75th in the world in the QS World University Rankings. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is ranked 67th in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  

Modern Languages provision is at the heart of a strong Arts and Humanities faculty portfolio. The University is committed to its continued success and future sustainability and views languages as a vital aspect of the University’s vision and commitment to being a truly global and diverse organisation. The University has recently undergone an exciting and strategic change programme to further strengthen language provision at Sheffield, in order to sustain and enhance our position as a leading provider of languages education in the UK whilst delivering a high-quality experience for all our students.

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Lang. Training: Summer Language Intensives in Pittsburgh and Abroad (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Accepting applications for SLI’s 2022 summer intensive language programs! 

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications to summer 2022 programs in Pittsburgh and abroad, as well as to our trademark 10-week Pitt+abroad programs. SLI is planning a primarily in-person program in 2022, but will offer a limited number of online, synchronous sections for some of our most in-demand languages, and we welcome inquiries from students about the availability of their preferred instructional format.  

Our priority application due date for best funding consideration is March 1, which is also the deadline to be considered for a summer FLAS scholarship from Pitt’s CREEES. Our 2022 languages are: 

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Prof. Dev: Pushkin House Translation Residency, London

Deadline: February 11, 2022

Pushkin House is delighted to announce an open call for the next Pushkin House Translation Residency which will take place in 2022. 

The aim of the programme is to facilitate cultural exchange between the Russian-speaking and English-speaking creative communities; to support the translation of contemporary Russian literature; and to provide a fertile environment for the creation of an original translation of an outstanding piece of Russian writing. Following the success of the previous residency, which resulted in the publication of new translations by Helena Kernan of poems by Galina Rymbu in Modern Poetry in Translation, Pushkin House wants to explore new connections and create new opportunities.

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Prof. Dev: Bristol Translates 2022-Literary Translation Summer School (University of Bristol, UK)

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Bristol Translates summer school takes place entirely online, making it accessible to participants around the world. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 12 students.

There will be three full days of translation workshops, on Monday 4, Wednesday 6 and Friday 8 July, while Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 July will be devoted to sessions on genres and tools as well as professional and networking sessions. These include panels with publishers and themed sessions on translating for the theatre, translating children’s and young adult literature, the use of CAT tools in literary translation, translating video games and poetry translation. There will be expert speakers discussing translator contracts in the UK and in the USA, and a presentation by English PEN.

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CFA: “The USSR and the External World” Graduate Student Conference (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences)

Deadline: February 15, 2022

“The USSR and the External World” Graduate Student Conference (panel)
Event Date: April 16, 2022
Who can participate: MA students, PhD students, independent scholars
Who organizes: Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences

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