Author Archives: Kimberly Gordy

Study Abroad: The Cuba-Russia Connection (SRAS)

Deadline for application: March 1, 2018

Neither modern Cuba nor Russia can be appreciated without understanding the wars, revolutions, and political forces they have experienced over the past century. The Cuba-Russia Connection invites students, through selected topics in cultural diplomacy, to become better informed about these two fascinating countries. Cuba and Russia have played important strategic and often interrelated roles in US foreign policy. Moreover, their cultural production in the areas of music, literature, and art has extended beyond the two countries’ boundaries to make lasting contributions to the international canons of these forms of human expression. A deeper familiarity with both countries is essential to understanding U.S. interests in today’s complex geopolitical landscape.

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Study Abroad: Art and Science of Museums (SRAS)

Deadline for application: March 1, 2018

Russia’s rich cultural heritage is complimented by a unique emphasis that Russians place on history and education. This has helped Russia produce one of the world’s most extensive museum systems, one well-known not only for impressive collections but also thematic versatility, multiplicity of display modes, and sheer number of institutions. With private and public support, many of Russia’s museums are being modernized and new museums are being established. Russians have also supported this as some of the world’s most avid museum enthusiasts.

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Study Abroad: Central Asian Studies (SRAS)

Deadline for application: March 1, 2018

Central Asian Studies is an innovative program preparing students for international careers. Based in the fascinating and historically significant region of Central Asia, this program combines intensive language or linguistics study with courses on regional history and cultures.

Summer students focus on how issues of identity and ethnicity currently affect Kyrgyzstan and its diverse demographics. Students chose from two tracks: – either broadly studying culture, clan structure, history, language, art, folk crafts, and cuisine – or focusing deeply on linguistic anthropology in Kyrgyzstan. Urban/rural divides are also discussed with a week-long horseback trek into the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to directly introduce students to modern nomads and their way of life.

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Graduate Program: Critical European Culture Studies (U of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for application: January 5, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking two students for graduate positions in the program in Critical European Culture Studies. This elite program offers a unique opportunity to study the cultural questions of Europeanization in an interdisciplinary setting. It prepares students for a broad profile of academic and non-academic careers.

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CFP: Slavic Studies Conference (WSSA)

Deadline for application: December 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Western Association for Slavic Studies Conference in San Antonio, TX —April 4-7, 2018.

Plan to join the annual Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) conference. This year our host organization, the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), will be welcoming its 2,000+ members and participants to the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, always a great site for a conference!

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Funding: Beinecke Scholarship (Sperry Fund)

Deadline for application: February 13, 2018

The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 610 college juniors from more than 110 different undergraduate institutions for support during graduate study at any accredited university.

Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

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Academic Job: Visiting Humanities Fellow (DePaul)

Deadline for application: January 26, 2018

External Faculty Fellowships: Visiting Humanities Fellows. All applicants must have a Ph.D., and research projects must be in the humanities. International applications will be considered. Fellowships may run from September 2018 to June 2019, or from January 2019 to June 2019. During their tenure, Visiting Fellows are required to make an intellectual contribution to the DePaul community and participate in the programming and activities of the DHC and the university.

DePaul University is especially interested in applications that involve a project around the theme of “Filth,” broadly construed. All applications regardless of topic will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants that draw connections between their proposed project and the 2018-19 DHC theme, “Filth.” NB: The DHC will be hosting events that include, e.g., investigations of environmental ethics, LGBTQ identity, race, pornography, drug usage, radioactivity, etc.​ They are interested, that is, in interdisciplinary, creative, innovative projects that take up the topic.

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Study Abroad: Armenian Studies Summer School (Yerevan)

Deadline for application: April 20, 2018

Armenian Studies Summer School, from 29 Jul – 18 Aug, 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.

This 21 day long summer school program offers participants the chance to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different historical periods, as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.

During the summer school, two cultural trips will be offered, which will transform students’ stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented experience.

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Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Davis Center (Harvard)

Deadline for applications: January 10, 2018

2018–2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Online info session will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 12 p.m. EST. Register by writing to dcpdoc@fas.harvard.edu.

The Davis Center Fellows Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers within the social sciences and humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year.

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