CFP: Religion, Human Dignity, and Human Rights: New Paradigms for Russian and the West

Deadline: June 1, 2024

A Conference in Honor of Nikolai Berdyaev at 150

November 1-3, 2024

Keynote speakers:

November 1: John Witte, Jr., Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and McDonald Distinguished Professor at Emory University

November 2: Samuel Moyn, Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History, Yale University

The Hamilton Center at the University of Florida and the Northwestern University Research Initiative in Russian Philosophy, Literature, and Religious Thought are calling for paper proposals for a conference on human rights and human dignity, held in honor of the 150th birthday of Nikolai Berdyaev, a Russian émigré who brought to Europe a Russian religious philosophy of freedom, dignity, and rights. The conference intends to bring together scholars from multiple regional and disciplinary perspectives to investigate the question of religion and rights, East and West. Conference participants should consider the option to produce papers suitable (in their final form) for publication in an eventual edited volume.

For more information, please see or

Please send paper proposals of approximately 250 words to Ana Siljak (, Randall Poole (, or Brad Underwood ( Proposals should be submitted by June 1, 2024.

CFP: Volume on Literary Journalism/Creative Nonfiction in East-Central Europe

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Call for Abstracts

Proposals for Book Chapters for a Volume on Literary Journalism/Creative
Nonfiction in East-Central Europe:

Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection on Literary Journalism/
Creative Non-Fiction in East-Central Europe. The volume takes as its central
concern the current shapes and forms of what is variously called literary
journalism, creative non-fiction, creative documentary narrative, or reportage
(among other terms) in the region. We have already received preliminary
interest from an academic publisher.

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MA in Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Kansas (Invitation for Graduate Students from Ukraine)

Deadline: May 24, 2024

The Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas invites graduate students from Ukraine to apply for the two-year MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, with the possibility of focusing either on Slavic linguistics and literatures/cultures, or on Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies. Within the latter broad area studies degree, students may choose to focus on a particular country (for ex., Ukraine) and/or a particular area of interest, such as history, political science, literature and culture, or global and international studies.

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Job: Slavic Language Cataloging Librarian (Princeton University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks candidates for the Slavic Language Cataloging Librarian position. The position reports to the Leader of the Western Languages Cataloging Team and actively supports the teaching and research mission of Princeton University by providing timely and accurate access to PUL collections through the creation and maintenance of bibliographic, holdings, and authority records for all the resources in Slavic languages. The position serves as the primary cataloger for Slavic language material (in all formats) in the Cataloging and Metadata Services department and engages in the full spectrum of activities relating to the creation and management of metadata for Library materials in Slavic languages.Primary Responsibilities: *Create metadata (original and copy cataloging plus related authority work) according to national and local standards for newly acquired resources, primarily in Slavic languages, as well as for other Library material in various formats and subject areas based on department needs. *Update and enhance existing metadata according to national and local standards to reflect the most recent metadata rules, and practices for monographic and serial publications in both OCLC Connexion Client and the Library’s local database. *Participate in professional activities, scholarship, and committee assignments within the Library, on campus, and in professional associations at a level to meet criteria for continuing appointment. *Assist with special projects, as assigned, and collaborate with colleagues on issues related to cataloging, resource description, and access. *Maintain current knowledge of national and international developments and trends in cataloging, metadata, and related areas.

Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position must apply at:

Bracewell Travelling Scholarship Open for 2024-25

Deadline: May 31, 2024

For current PhD students from eastern, central or southeastern Europe who wish to spend a term at UCL-SSEES.

The Bracewell Travelling Scholarship is funded by a gift from SSEES Emeritus Professor of History Wendy Bracewell, whose research examines South Slav history, and travel writing in and about eastern Europe. The Scholarship honours the long tradition of mutual curiosity between the UK and eastern, central and southeastern Europe by supporting PhD students from the SSEES region (excluding Germany and Russia) who wish to spend up to a term at UCL working with SSEES academics, pursuing their own research and contributing as appropriate to the intellectual life of the School. The award will cover tuition fee costs for one term, at either EU or international fee rates, plus a living cost stipend of £5,000.

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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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