Fieldwork in Russian, Kazakh and Moldovan Folklore Expeditions

Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2024

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in Russian, Kazakh or Moldovan traditional culture have until March 1, 2024 to apply for a scholarship to join field research teams documenting Russian, Kazakh and Moldovan folklore.  

Expeditions take place in Kazakhstan the summer of 2024, and in Moldova in January 2025.  Scholarship amount:  $2000

Teams are led by qualified Russian and Kazakhstani scholars. Proficiency in Russian, Kazakh or Romanian is helpful, but not required. Individual research interests can usually be accommodated.  

Summer 2024 expeditions

  • Predgornoye village, Glukovskii district, Ust-Kamenogorsk province, Kazakhstan.   Document songs, stories, rituals and oral histories in a Cossack stanitsa founded here centuries ago .
  • Bayanaul National park, Pavlodar province, Kazakhstan.  Record and compare legends about the spectacular local landscape as told in Russian, Kazakh and English.

January 2025 Expedition

  • Document the musical folk drama “Tsar Maximilian” as performed in Moldova’s Ocniţa district during the Malanca holidays.

Expedition languages are English, Russian, Kazakh and Romanian.



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