Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Deadline: June 6, 2023

Lecturer: Russian

Job # JPF02469

Germanic and Slavic Studies / College of Letters & Science – Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara


Open date: May 1, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

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CFP: 2024 International Research Workshop Program

Deadline: June 16, 2023

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from individuals and institutions to co-organize international research workshops in conjunction with the Mandel Center in 2024. Proposals are due Friday, June 16, 2023.

The Mandel Center’s Division of International Research Programs (IRP) promotes the vitality of research in the field of Holocaust studies around the world. Our international research workshops seed research networks and produce new scholarship. We welcome proposals for workshop themes from scholars at universities and research institutions in all relevant disciplines, including (but not limited to) history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, Romani studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, genocide studies, and law.

Successful applicants will collaborate with Mandel Center staff scholars to design and co-lead a workshop at the Museum. Applicants may apply as individual co-organizers or on behalf of an institutional co-organizer. Participants for the workshop will be selected through an open Call for Applications drafted by the co-organizers in cooperation with the Mandel Center’s International Research Programs staff.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Instructor of Russian (Lawrence University)

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Visiting Instructor – Russian Studies

The Russian Department at Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting instructor position in Russian Area Studies beginning September 1, 2023. Upon successful completion of the first year, the position will become renewable on a two-year basis. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the second-year Russian language sequence as well as a weekly informal Russian conversation class. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach in Lawrence’s First-Year Studies Program. Further information about the Russian Program can be found at

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CFP: Dmytro Shtohryn International Ukrainian Studies Conference (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline: June 19, 2023

We are pleased to share a call for proposals for the upcoming Dmytro Shtohryn International Ukrainian Studies Conference (October 5-7, 2023) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The theme of this year’s conference is Ukrainian Studies Today: History, Memory, Representations, and Collections. For more information, please visit Graduate students, emerging scholars, and scholars based in the region are especially encouraged to participate. Please submit a 200-word abstract by June 19, 2023.

Seminar: Ukrainian Environmental Humanities Network Seminar Series

Event Date: May 23, 2023; Ongoing

Please join us for the inaugural seminar series of the Ukrainian
Environmental Humanities Network.

Our first seminar will be on the theme of ecocide, held online via Zoom
on 23rd May from 4pm-5.30pm (London) / 5pm-6:30pm (Warsaw) / 6pm-7.30pm
(Kyiv). We are lucky to be joined by Alex Fisher, Natasha Chychasova,
and Kateryna Polianska.

We’re delighted to have partnered with IZOLYATSIA, the New Democracy
Fund by the Danish Cultural Institute, the Ukrainian Institute London,
the Department of Ukrainian Studies of the University of Warsaw, and the
Institute for East European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, for
these events.

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CFP: Re/Framing Eastern European Cinema Conference (Princeton University)

Deadline: August 1, 2023

Event Date: October 28-29, 2023

Abstract Submission Date: August 1, 2023


A two-day international conference, Re/Framing Eastern European Cinema, will focus on the re-conceptualization of Eastern European cinema and its master narratives before and in the aftermath of the Russian-Ukrainian war of 2022. We will particularly welcome contributions discussing media cultures from the zones of passive and active conflicts in the former communist states constituting the Eastern Bloc.

Participants will interrogate the principal cultural canon, challenge common historical interpretations, and reflect on the visual experiences of displacement and violence in light of the largest military crisis in Europe since WWII. The interdisciplinary nature of the conference will situate the project in relation to the humanities by exploring traditional aspects of the filmmaking (production, distribution, exhibition and reception) and the new regional cultural politics. The main research goal is to shift the optics of our understanding of the essence of Eastern European cinema and conflicts reflected both in its past and present. 

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CFP: Edited Volume on Africa and the Socialist Europe during Decolonization and the Cold War

Deadline: August 15, 2023

We are seeking contributors to an edited volume on Africa and the socialist Europe during decolonization and the Cold War.

This collective volume seeks to explore in much closer detail various forms of collaboration (technical, educational, political, security-related) between the European Socialist countries (mainly but not only Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, etc.) with Africa in the era of decolonization and the Cold War, roughly from 1948 to 1991.

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Job Posting: Administrative Assistant II in the Department of Slavic Language and Literatures (Univ. of Southern California)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university a great place to work.  

The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is seeking an Administrative Assistant II in the Department of Slavic Language and Literatures. The largest and oldest of the USC schools, USC Dornsife functions as the academic core of the university, offering courses and advancing knowledge across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is the sole home at the University for the study of Russian language, literature, and culture; and, staffing permitting, for the study of Polish language and literature. In addition to the internationally reputed faculty and their research, its primary academic mission centers on its PhD program in Slavic languages and literatures. It serves the undergraduate community at USC by offering a Russian major, a major in Central European Studies (co-administered with POIR), and two minors (Russian and Russian Area Studies). 

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Funding: 2024 BASEES Women’s Forum Prizes

Deadline: July 1, 2023

Nominations are now open for the 2024 BASEES Women’s Forum Prizes. Nominations for the book and article/chapter prizes should be submitted by 1st July 2023. Please do submit your eligible publications for consideration!

The Forum will offer three prize awards this coming year, for scholarly works of high quality either produced by a woman or which furthers knowledge about gender and diversity relevant to the East European, Russian and Eurasian region, in the following categories:

a) A singly or jointly authored book OR a singly or jointly authored edited collection.
b) A scholarly article or book chapter.
c) A postgraduate conference paper, to be given at the BASEES conference in 2024.

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