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CFP: ’19 Midwest Slavic Conf. (Ohio State Uni)

Deadline for Submissions: January 21, 2019 (EXTENDED)

2019 Midwest Slavic Conference
April 5-7th, 2019
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) have announced the 2019 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU in Columbus, OH on April 5-7, 2019. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to the theme “1989 and its Effects on Central and Eastern Europe”. Preceding this year’s conference, Dr. Dorin Uritescu (York University) will present the 22nd Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture, entitled “Geolinguistic Variation and Language Change in Romanian,“ on Friday, April 5th at 4:00PM. The conference will then open at 5:30PM with a keynote address by Dr. Vitaly Chernetsky (U. of Kansas) that will focus on cultural representations of the fall of Communism in Ukraine and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Building on the keynote address, a plenary panel focusing on the larger political, economic, and social impacts of 1989 will follow on Saturday morning. Panels by conference participants will then commence on Saturday from 10:45AM-5:30PM and Sunday from 8:30AM-12:30PM.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format file to by January 14th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate.

Please note that the conference will not provide any lodging for any participants. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply for travel grants to cover all travel costs. Email if any documentation is needed to apply for funds.

More information is available at the Conference website.

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CFP: Translation Pedagogy Conf. (Hunter College)

Deadline for Submissions: January 1, 2019

Hunter College, CUNY will be hosting its first conference dedicated to teaching translation and interpretation on April 6-7, 2019. The conference aims to facilitate intellectual exchange and discussion on the overall role of translation and interpretation in the undergraduate and graduate education, from specific pedagogical tools to overarching questions of curriculum structure and program development. The conference will explore developing professional translation and interpretation programs, raising awareness of the importance of translation within global literacy, and developing undergraduate and graduate translation curricula. The conference seeks to bring together teaching pedagogies that contribute to increasing the visibility of translation and bridging the gap between the growing global demand for translation and interpretation and the underrepresentation of translation in the academic curriculum.
Hunter College invites submissions of presentation proposals on any aspect of the role of translation in the classroom and the foreign language curriculum. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Intensive Theatre in Moscow (ASU/MATS)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2019

The University of Arizona is pleased to announce a new study abroad opportunity at the Moscow Art Theatre School (MATS), scheduled for May 11-31, 2019. The first two weeks of the program will take place in Moscow, where students will engage in rigorous coursework at MATS; the third week of the program will consist of online learning activities and writing assignments (to be completed remotely).
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Internship: The Altai Project (Altai)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

The Altai region, encompassing land in Russia, Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia, is a unique environment home to many threatened and endangered species. Historical artifacts, such as petroglyphs and burial mounds, dating all the way back to the Stone Age are located in the relatively untouched region, with local significance for indigenous populations and international visitors. The region is in danger from climate change, poaching, and increased tourism leading to more construction and energy projects.

The Altai Project has regular short-term opportunities and internships for people with relevant expertise to get involved: natural sciences, issues of concern to indigenous peoples, climate change, alternative energy and energy conservation, natural building and sustainable design, land use planning, wildlife biology.

They are also in regular need of volunteer translators (Russian, Altaian, and English), web support, graphic designers/desktop publishing, and writers/editors.

To participate with them, contact the Altai Project with a proposal or email Jennifer Castner, Director of the Altai Project, at 

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian (Bowdoin College)

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2019

The Department of Russian at Bowdoin College invites applications for a lecturer position beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. One-year appointment with possibility of renewal for an additional two years, with further possibility of renewals in continuing three-year increments thereafter, based upon positive performance reviews and the College’s curricular needs. Lecturers at Bowdoin are fully eligible to apply for internal funding in support of research and departmental programming. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Summer Language in Kazakhstan (NU/ASU)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2019

Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce the next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive summer language program in Russian or Kazakh, which is fully FLAS compliant. They are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for our 2019 summer session.  Continue reading

CFP: Slavic Conference (U. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Submissions: January 14, 2019

Call for Papers
Wisconsin Slavic Conference
March 29-30, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film, music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual Wisconsin Slavic Conference (formerly AATSEEL-Wisconsin). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged! The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, March 29th and 30th, 2019. Continue reading

Grad Program: Modern Language and Cultural Studies (Uni. Alberta)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2019

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta is proud to invite applications to its innovative MA and PhD Programs in Modern Languages & Cultural Studies. They offer:

  • an interdisciplinary and transcultural focus
  • collaborative, student-centred programs
  • dual emphasis on academic and professional development

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Grad Program: MA in Russian Studies (U. Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: January 11, 2019

The University of Helsinki, Finland invites applications for its International Master’s Programme in Russian Studies. The application period ends January 11, 2019 for studies starting in August 2019.

The International Master’s Programme in Russian Studies (MARS) at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multidisciplinary programme that focuses on Russia as an important actor in globally shared challenges. The programme is taught in English.
The curriculum of the programme is closely linked with the research conducted at the Aleksanteri Institute, Europe’s largest research institute dedicated to the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. Continue reading

Lang. Training: Russian Immersion Summer Camp (Bemidji, MN)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Concordia Language Villages’ summer Russian immersion program “Лесное озеро” is recruiting counselors in their residential program for kids ages 6-18, for July 8 – August 11, 2019, in Bemidji, MN.

Counselors teach Russian language and culture in an informal program with extensive mentoring and support, and also lead “camp”-type activities (canoeing, art, etc.) and supervise cabins. These positions are appropriate for those with abundant energy and a dedication to and background in work with children and teens. They do not require teaching experience, as staff are provided with intensive teacher training, a very thorough curriculum, and in-service support. Especially needed are applicants with experience in outdoor skills/nature/ecology, folk art, guitar/balalaika/domra, Central Asia and/or the Caucuses. Continue reading