Grad Program: MA and PhD programs in Polish and Russian Literatures and Cultures, University of Illinois Chicago

Deadline: December 15, 2021; February 1, 2022

The Department of Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Studies (PRLS) invites interested students to apply for the MA and PhD programs in Polish and Russian Literatures and Cultures at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Join our thriving department in one of the US’s most livable and affordable cultural centers!  In recent years, the department has placed all of its graduating PhD students in full-time academic positions at both research universities and liberal arts colleges in North America. UIC’s record for graduate student success in the fields of Polish, Russian, and Polish-Jewish studies is rooted in the department’s attentive advising and supportive intellectual community.

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Funding: Title VIII Funding for Summer Language Training at ASU

Deadline: January 24, 2022

The Department of State’s Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study the less commonly taught languages of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union at ASU’s Critical Languages Institute. For summer 2022, CLI is looking forward to returning to in-person instruction on the ASU campus and at our overseas locations.

If you are a current or incoming graduate student who would benefit from language training and Title VIII summer funding, we hope to hear from you! If you know any graduate students who might benefit from our program, we hope that you share this information with them!

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CFP: The Emergence of Gendered Power Structures since Early Modern Times: Practices, Norms, Media (Philipps University, Germany)

Deadline: January 15, 2022

International, interdisciplinary Conference at Philipps-University,f  
Marburg/Germany, November 23 to 25, 2022.
Organizer: Interdisciplinary Research Network: Gender. Power  
Relations. State (Philipps-University
Marburg, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Herder-Institute for  
Historical Research on East Central
Europe, Marburg)
Deadline for proposals: January 15, 2022
The conference aims at analyzing configurations of gendered power  
relations from the early modern era to the present from an  
interdisciplinary perspective. The focus will be on these relations’  
transformations and how they have been renegotiated and revisioned  
regarding the interwoven analytical levels of medialization, normative 
frames, and social practices. Correlations between transformation and  
change will be examined as well as formations of traditions and the  
development of historicizing narratives employed to legitimize 
gendered relations of power, including the justification of state  
power through naturalizing gender discourses.

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CFP: Deconstructing the Past, Reconstructing the Future; Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA); University of Pittsburgh

Deadline: January 5, 2022

Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA)

https://www.goseca.ucis.pitt.edu/conference

February 25th-26th, 2022

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Aneta Pavlenko

Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan

University of Oslo, Norway

Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia have often been conceptualized as a single geopolitical unit due to the significance of the Soviet Union and its eventual disintegration. However, the twenty-first century has challenged essentializing conceptions of the region thanks to breakthroughs in technology and medicine, new regional conflicts, and globalization. Transformations in daily life, prompted by climate change and disaster, paradigm shifts in thought, and sweeping political revolution have molded individuals, nations, cultures, languages, and disciplines, and provoked intense social construction and reconstruction. For our 19th annual conference, GOSECA invites presentations exploring the themes of reconstruction and deconstruction, whether political, economic, linguistic, social, cultural, artistic, or any other kind.

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CFP: Arab-Soviet Internationalism – Socialist Internationalism, International Organizations and the Politics of Revolution in the 20th and 21st Centuries (German Historical Institute)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

A three-day workshop held on July 13-15, 2022 at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, Germany

The German Historical Institute in Moscow, Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME), a research program at the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien, the Texas State University, and the Orient-Institut Beirut invite scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, literary studies and the political sciences to apply to take part in a workshop on »Arab-Soviet Internationalism – Socialist Internationalism, International Organizations and the Politics of Revolution in the 20th and 21st Centuries« to be held in Berlin 13-15 July 2022, at the Forum Transregionale Studien.

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Prof. Dev: AAUS 2020-2021 Article Prize, Book Prize, Translation Prize

Deadline: February 1, 2022

The American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the next round of the AAUS Book, Article, and Translation Prizes. For this round, works published in 2020 and 2021 are eligible (as long as they were not nominated last year, as each work can be considered for a prize only once). Eligibility criteria are as follows. Deadline for nominated works to be received by all members of the respective prize committee is February 1, 2022

The AAUS Book Prize is awarded for the best scholarly monograph-length work in the field of Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature and culture published in English, preferably by a single author, but by no more than two. Textbooks, collections, bibliographies, reference works, and self-published books are ineligible. English translations of scholarly monographs published initially in another language will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but will generally not receive highest priority unless their content represents a major contribution to Ukrainian studies. 

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Funding: Short-term residence scholarships at the Prof. Richard Pipes Laboratory of the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

Deadline: December 31, 2021

The Prof. Richard Pipes Laboratory of the Institute of Political Studies,
Polish Academy of Sciences announces a competition for scholarships for researchers from foreign academic centers dealing with matters relating to Poland and/or Poles in the period from the 19th to the 21st centuries for a short-term stay (minimum fifteen days) at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ISP PAN).


(Previous scholarship holders cannot take part in the competition)

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CFP: NESEEES Online Conference

Deadline: January 14, 2022

The North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES) Executive Board invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for the 43th annual NESEEES conference.

The conference will be held virtually on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. Details on the conference format and procedures will be provided to registered participants. The registration fee will be waived this year due to the online format.

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Acad. Job: Graduate Research Fellowships at the Center for Jewish History (New York, NY)

Deadline: February 4, 2022

The application deadline for Graduate Research Fellowships starting in September 2022 is February 4, 2022.

The Center for Jewish History offers ten-month fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections of the Center’s Partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the archival and library resources of more than one Partner institution. Fellowships must run for 10 months, starting September 2022, and applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. Fellows are encouraged to spend two days per week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources, if possible; however, we also encourage applications from applicants who will operate on a hybrid model (e.g., spend two months at the Center and work remotely for the remainder of the fellowship period if the majority of collection material is already digitized). Fellows must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Seminar Program, attend monthly meetings of the fellowship program cohort, deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research conducted at Center, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing their experience as a Center fellow.

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Funding: 2022-2023 Residence Grant at the Center for Urban History, Lviv, Ukraine

Deadline: January 20, 2022

Center for Urban History invites you to apply for the 2022-2023 Residence Grant at the Center for Urban History.

The residence grants are offered to researchers of various fields in the humanities from different countries. We especially encourage historians, culture studies scholars, and anthropologists. We welcome applications for research that offer broad interpretations of urban history as a discipline at the intersection of various approaches of humanities and social sciences. The chronological and geographical frames of the proposed research are limited to the 19th and 20th-century history of East and Central Europe. Preference will be given to topics related to the Center’s research focuses like urbanization in multi-ethnic cities, individual experience of city residents during 20th-century radical changes and wars, planned cities, urban heritage, commemorative practices and city space, infrastructure and cultural practices in the cities, digital and public history.

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