Language Training: Summer Russian Practicum (Columbia University)

Deadline: May 22, 2024

If you have not yet made up your plans for this summer and if you are an avid learner and explorer of new cultures and languages, consider signing up for the Russian Practicum at Columbia University this summer.  

The Russian Practicum offers three courses in the Russian language (beginning, intermediate and advanced). The first session is offered June 3–27, and the second session is offered July 1–25. Each Russian session carries four (4) credit points and is offered at a flat payment rate, which is lower than the standard semester per credit rate. It is an excellent opportunity to explore a new language or, if you have taken Russian before, bring it up to the next level of proficiency.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Student Essay Prize Competition (Midwest Slavic Association, ASEEES)

Deadline: May 1, 2024

2024 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition

The Midwest Slavic Association, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for its annual essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. The best undergraduate paper received will win a one-year membership to ASEEES, and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as then being considered for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize national level competition. The graduate winner of the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level wins travel, lodging, and registration for the Annual ASEEES Convention and membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.

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CFP: What keeps Ukraine together? Continuity and Change as Interrelated Forces in Ukrainian History and Culture (Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies )

Deadline: May 30, 2024

The Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies (AISU) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its second international conference, which takes the idea of “Continuity and Change” as its theme. The University of Cagliari will host the event on January 15-16, 2025.

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has caused many to reconsider Ukraine’s place on their mental maps, spurring reflection on what makes Ukraine a nation in its own right. Until February 2022, the notions that Ukraine is historically a part of Russia, and that Ukrainian identity has only emerged as the result of foreign interference, were deeply ingrained not only in the minds of Russian leaders but also in large sectors of Western public opinion. However, Ukraine’s fierce and spontaneous resistance in the face of Russian aggression conveyed an image of a remarkably unified nation despite a past of incomplete statehood and an internal landscape rich with ethnic, linguistic, religious, and regional differences. What, then, keeps Ukraine together across ethnic, linguistic, and confessional lines?

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Graduate Funding: CESSI 2024 Supplemental Title VIII Fellowship Competition

Deadline: April 24, 2024

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has opened a supplemental competition for Title VIII Fellowships in support of this year’s Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI). Applications will be accepted until April 24, 2024.

Graduate students (including those beginning a graduate program this fall), post-baccalaureate researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for the Title VIII Fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,870 for the summer. This is a great opportunity for incoming MA and PhD students to develop language skills before embarking on fieldwork.

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Russian Language and Area Studies Programs in Latvia

Deadline: May 1, 2024

Learn Russian in the European Union is accepting applications for Russian summer and semester abroad programs in Daugavpils, Latvia:

  • 2024 Summer Intensive Russian Language Program, 6 weeks
  • 2024 Summer Russian Language and Area Studies Program, 5 weeks
  • 2024 Fall Semester Study Abroad Program.
  • 2025 Spring Semester Study Abroad Program.

All programs are hosted at Daugavpils University. Undergraduate credits will be awarded at Daugavpils University.

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Job: Director, Program on Georgian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Job Summary

Defines and executes the academic mission of the Program on Georgian Studies. Responsible for developing workplans and implementation strategies; with DC staff evaluates program outputs; prepares annual report to the Davis Center and sponsoring organization. Supervises a program coordinator that provides logistical and administrative support for programs, and a student research assistant that will support research and teaching activities. 

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CFP: Gentry, Nobility, Aristocracy: The Post-feudal Perspectives (Warsaw)

Deadline: May 19, 2024

The conference will take place in Warsaw at the Faculty of Modern Languages at the University of Warsaw (ul. Dobra 55) on 25-27 September 2024 in a hybrid format with possible online participation.

The vital and complex role of the landowning elites in the political, economic, and cultural history of Europe has been extensively researched, resulting in a wealth of literature. However, the question of how this role has been remembered since the dissolution of these elites as a social class, and what the implications of this memory and legacy are for contemporary European societies, has only recently been addressed by sociologists, historians, and anthropologists.

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Call for Applications: Hellenic Research Fellowship Program 2024-2025 (Sacramento, CA)

Deadline: May 3, 2024

Call for Applications

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Hellenic Research Fellowship Program 2024-2025

Thanks to generous funding from the Tarbell Family Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Endowment Fund of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation of Sacramento, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for a 12th year. The HRFP, the only residential fellowship program west of the Mississippi in Hellenic studies broadly conceived, enables visiting scholars to conduct research using the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection in Sacramento, CA. This year we are happy to inaugurate writer-in-residence fellowships as an addition to the Program. The HRFP provides a limited number of fellowships in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred in connection with the awards. The fellowship application deadline is May 3, 2024. No late applications will be considered. See below for full program information and application instructions.

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Online Languages from UT Austin Open to All for College Credit

The University of Texas at Austin’s Extension offers online courses that are open to all for college credit.


Slavic Languages

Fall 2024 – Online, Semester-Based

Russian

Summer 2024 – Online, Semester-Based

Fall 2024 – Online, Semester-Based


Yiddish

Fall 2024 – Online, Semester-Based

Call for Contributions: Anthology: Soviet Cultural and Education Policy 

Deadline: April 28, 2024

Anthology: Soviet Cultural and Education Policy | H-Soz-Kult

After 1989, the Western narrative of the triumph of free-market capitalism and liberal democracy spread rapidly, along with the promise of prosperity for more and more people. However, since the global crises from 2007 onward, it has become clear that the liberal vision of the end of history has not been realized. The economization of the former socialist states did not lead to an increase in living standards, on overage, these have declined significantly and were largely deindustrialized to the advantage of the leading economies. This has in many cases been associated with political crises and the rise of right-wing governments. Therefore, a renewed thinking about alternatives to the present organization of society gains once again actuality.

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