Student Paper Competition: Virtual Edition

Deadline: April 3, 2023

Every year, the Russian Studies department at Macalester College organizes a student research competition. This year, the competition will be in a virtual format and is open to undergrads at all U.S. colleges and universities. Cash prizes awarded!

(1) Submit the title of your project and an abstract by Monday, April 3 by following the link at the competition website ( Your project should be based on a term paper, digital project, or part of a senior thesis on any topic relevant to Eastern/Central Europe, Russia, or Central Asia written in Spring 2022, Fall 2022, or work-in-progress from Spring 2023. Your abstract should provide an overview of your project, including its thesis and conclusions, and be no more than 300 words.

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Teaching/Resident Assistants Wanted for STARTALK Russian Language Program (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) seeks to hire two Teaching/Resident Assistants to support the STARTALK Russian language program for high school students, taking place June 25 – July 15, 2023 on Pitt’s Oakland campus.

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Online Summer Intensive Russian (UCLA)

Deadline: May 19, 2023

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures has open seats for both Intensive First Year Russian (Russian 10) and Intensive Second Year Russian (Russian 20) in Summer 2023.

Dates: June 26 – August 18, 2023 (8 weeks)

Times: Monday-Friday 10:00am – 1:50pm Pacific Standard Time

Russian 10 (Intensive Elementary):      Mon-Fri 10am-1:50pm PST

               Course ID: 421030110

Russian 20 (Intensive Intermediate):   Mon-Fri 10am-1:50pm PST

                                                                           Course ID: 421060110

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Part-time Adjunct Russian Language Instructor (Howard University)

Deadline: March 27, 2023

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Howard University seeks applicants for a part-time adjunct position to teach two Russian language courses starting in Fall 2023, with the possibility to teach Russian literature and/or German language/literature courses in the future. Preferred qualifications include: a PhD, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and a strong commitment to DEAI initiatives. Applicants who are ABD or have an MA with extensive teaching experience will also be considered. This is a great opportunity to acquire post-doc teaching experience and to support DEAI programs.  

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Conference/CFP: Third East Europe Consortium for Korean Studies (EECKS) and the International Conference Board on East-Asian Korean, Balkans and Mediterranean Cultural Studies 2023 and Studia Mediterranea Centre at the University of Split

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Conference Dates: June 26-28, 2023

This conference is a forum for comparative studies in culture, literature, arts, and historical studies. It focuses on cultural theory, comparative and cross-media topics, Slavic and East-Asian scholarship, with a focus on cultural transfers between the Balkans, Mediterranean and the Korean Peninsula. It is held jointly by the members of EECLS which are: the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, Croatia, Yonsei University, Seoul, Inha University, Inchon, Korea National Open University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul and Yongin, Korea, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. The conference will be held in English with one section also organized in Croatian and Korean.

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Czechoslovak Emerging Scholars Prize

Deadline: June 20, 2023

The Czechoslovak Studies Association is pleased to announce the Emerging Scholars Essay Prize. This prize will be awarded to the author of a distinguished article, essay, or chapter on a topic related to the history and culture of Czechoslovakia, its predecessor and successor states, and its peoples. Papers that place these topics in a comparative or transnational context are welcome.

Submissions should be an essay, journal article, book chapter, or chapter of a recently completed dissertation or master’s thesis from 2020, 2021, or 2022 (they may not also be submitted for the Pech Prize). They must be no more than 10,000 words in length inclusive of references/footnotes, and written originally in English. Dissertation or thesis chapters can be edited to meet the maximum word count. Applicants must be current Ph.D. students or have earned a Ph.D. or master’s degree in or after 2020.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Deadline: April 14, 2023

Full Job Description:

The Museum seeks a postdoctoral fellow to research, review, and write content for USHMM’s online Holocaust Encyclopedia. The incumbent will help the Museum to convey stories of the Holocaust and other genocides with the goal of making the past relevant today as well as encouraging our visitors to think, question, care and take action.

This position provides hands-on experience in producing historical content for public-facing digital resources, as well as significant time for research and writing in the chosen candidate’s area of specialization. The position combines professional experience with time to pursue independent scholarly research and interact with other fellows in the Museum’s visiting scholars program.

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Global Diasporas Program

The Global Diasporas Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks to explore the transnational networks of diaspora communities through examination of their multifaceted identities across linguistic and cultural spaces. It is the goal of this program to engage with students, faculty, and scholarly groups from different academic training and backgrounds from around the world.

We are seeking collaborative partnerships with academic units, centers, and funding agencies at Illinois and beyond. Students, faculty, and early career scholars are welcome to join our group. The current website for the program is live and viewable at; future updates will be applied as new information is made available. Please send your questions about the program to Joseph Lenkart, Head of the Slavic Reference Service, at 

2023 Summer Research Lab Workshops (University of Illinois + Virtual)

Workshop Dates: June 15-16, 2023

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Center and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite faculty, graduate students, early career scholars, independent researchers, and policy analysts to participate in the upcoming workshops, New Views on Sovereignty in Eurasia and Language Learning and Language Competencies for Field Research in Eurasian Studies. Scholars will be able to participate in person and virtually through Zoom.  For questions about the Summer Research Laboratory, funding, and information on other workshops, please contact us at This year’s SRL is made possible by generous support from the US Department of State, through its Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). Revised information on each workshop is linked down below. 

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Open Resources for Teaching Slavic

This portal is focused around open educational resources that can be used for online, hybrid/blended, or technology-enhanced courses in Slavic language, literature, and culture. The website also hosts a map of Slavic programs and courses in the United States as well as a list of resources related to online and technology-enhanced teaching.

The LLC Commons initiative aims to grow a sustainable culture of sharing high-quality recorded interactive lectures and materials among Slavists and language educators at all levels. The portal offers an infrastructure for searching our growing database of online lessons and embedding online modules into a variety of course management platforms across the globe. Contributing to the LLC Commons is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with other language and culture educators at the forefront of a new education era of online and hybrid teaching.