Author Archives: Rhiannon Jones

Job: Director, Flagship Overseas Programs And NSEP Language Initiatives (American Councils for International Education)

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

SUMMARY
Based in Washington, DC, the Director of Flagship Overseas Programs and NSEP Language Initiatives oversees a total of eight highly innovative, dynamic study abroad programs designed to develop global professionals possessing superior foreign language skills through intensive overseas study and cultural immersion. Serving more than 150 students annually, current programs are located in Almaty, Kazakhstan (Russian); Arusha, Tanzanian (Kiswahili); Baku, Azerbaijan (Turkish); Beijing and Nanjing, China (Mandarin); Dakar, Senegal (Wolof/French); Jaipour and Lucknow, India (Hindi Urdu); Maputo, Mozambique (Portuguese); and Meknes, Morocco (Arabic). Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) as part of three groundbreaking initiatives – The Flagship Language Program, the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI), and the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) – these programs primarily serve U.S. students who have completed intensive language study in specially designated, domestic Flagship programs at key universities throughout the U.S. Often representing a fifth, capstone year of study, the overseas programs closely articulate with domestic U.S. programs in order to develop students with superior proficiencies in challenging, critically important foreign languages. Continue reading

Travel/Study Abroad: Fall 2017 Programs on the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish History (Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: September 19, 2017

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Auschwitz Jewish Center are pleased to share details for two long-weekend programs in Poland offered by the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Fall 2017. The Auschwitz Jewish Center, affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, offers immersive academic programs on topics related to the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish history year-round. Programs are led by trained staff with advanced degrees in the field and open to participants of all backgrounds.

Program for Students Abroad
October 19 – 22, 2017 
Long-weekend subsidized programs in Kraków since 2010 with a scholarly visit to Auschwitz (Oświęcim) for students studying in Europe, Israel, and the region. Deadline: September 19, 2017.

Familiarization Tour for Program Directors

October 26 – 29, 2017
Open to Program Directors and staff, designed to introduce participants to the experience and pedagogy of the AJC’s educational offerings. Deadline: September 26, 2017.

The 
Auschwitz Jewish Center also offers Customized Programs for groups of all sizes and backgrounds throughout the year. For more information on these and other funded and subsidized opportunities, please visit ajcf.pl/en/education-center or contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org.

Call for Presenters: 2017-2018 Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality (U. of Texas at Austin)

Deadline for Submissions: August 13, 2017

The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality is looking for graduate students and faculty members to present their works for the fall semester. The Gender Symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of historical approaches to gender and sexuality. We aim to build a community of scholars working together to explore the benefits and challenges of incorporating these issues into their research. Gender and sexuality are not topics that we see as narrowly defined. We therefore seek presenters who engage with a variety of subjects, methodologies, and approaches. Our goal is to explore the creative and scholarly potential of gender and sexuality as fields of inquiry.

We encourage diverse styles of presentation, including:  informal presentations about research experience and/or primary sources, workshops that focus on a work-in-progress, critical discussions of a selection of readings, and formal presentations of conference papers or dissertation chapters. Continue reading

Internship: Higher School of Economics in Moscow

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017.

The Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics invites students to spend a semester in Moscow studying and doing unpaid internship in one of the most modern Russian University Higher School of Economics. The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

We can accommodate different types of people with various backgrounds and academic and
professional interests. We would like to find motivated interns who are ready to work to accomplish certain tasks while changing the environment around them. We need people with excellent work ethic, who are creative and hard-working, and who can inspire people around them with their innovative attitude and performance, bringing U.S. service standards to the Russian environment.

The qualities that we are looking for are:

– ability to write and edit in English
– interpersonal skills, including patience, motivation, clarity of reasoning and excellent English communication skills
– strong personal self-control and ability to handle the fast pace of life in Moscow
– genuine interest in helping others

For more information about the internship, email Oxana Budjko.

Watch a short video on international students’ experiences at HSE here.

CFP: Special Issue of “Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media”

Deadline for Submissions: August 5, 2017

Issue 18: Digital Trauma in Eastern and Central Europe

Submissions are invited to a special issue on Digital Trauma in Eastern and Central Europe.

The special issue, edited by Anna Menyhért and Mykola Makhortykh, looks into the ways in which cultural and literary trauma is processed in the framework of digital memory and media studies. By analyzing how the 21st century digital environment influences both personal and collective trauma processing in local, national and trans-national communities within Europe, the issue strives to contribute to a better understanding of the link of current cultural developments to the collective traumas of the past in post-socialist countries.

The special issue derives its rationale from the ‘Trauma Studies in the Digital Age’ workshop, which was organized in Amsterdam at UvA and NIAS, in the framework of Anna Menyhért’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie project. We encourage further submissions, and suggest that those interested have a look at the project’s website, including the workshop, to have a better idea of possible themes (http://www.traprodig.humanities.uva.nl).

Please express your interest by 5 August 2017 and/or submit your contribution by 15 October 2017 by contacting Mykola Makhortykh at m.makhortykh@uva.nl.

For more information, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Dialogues on the Experience of War

Deadline for Applications: November 2, 2017

Summary

As a part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War, the National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War program. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others to think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. The humanities sources can be drawn from history, philosophy, literature, and film—and they may and should be supplemented by testimonials from those who have served. The discussions are intended to promote serious exploration of important questions about the nature of duty, heroism, suffering, loyalty, and patriotism.

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Funding Opportunity: 2018-2019 Research Fellowships (Harry Ransom Center, U. of Texas at Austin)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

For its 2018–2019 fellowship program, the Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

One- to three-month fellowships and travel stipends are open to scholars with a Ph.D. or with a substantial record of professional achievement, demonstrated on their curriculum vitae. If the Ph.D. is in-progress at the time of application, the proposal and letters of recommendation must clearly indicate completion by June 1, 2018. Successful applicants must complete the Ph.D. by this date in order to accept the fellowship. Dissertation fellowships are open to doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research by the time of application.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Job: Ukraine, Minority Rights Advisor (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)

Deadline for Applications: August 11, 2017

OSCE SMM in Ukraine is seeking a Minority Rights Adviser with an advanced degree in relevant field, six years of experience in human and minority rights to identify, research, analyze, document, report on the situation of national minorities and religious communities within integrated human dimension monitoring activities. Advisor will coordinate within the Mission on planning and operational processes, prepare various documents and reports, and advise the Mission on activities in line with thematic responsibilities.

Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine
Area of Expertise: Democratization
Level: Senior Professional

For more information and to apply, click here.

Job: Student Services & Military Relations Coordinator (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: August 10, 2017

​Job Summary

Responsible for coordinating student services for Russia and East European Institute (REEI) degrees and for coordination of broader School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) military relations. For REEI, engages in graduate advising activities and designs and implements events that provide student academic and professional development. Also, assists with REEI’s recruitment efforts, including strategy and implementation, and maintains contact with REEI’s alumni. Additionally, coordinates and expands military relations for SGIS, acting as the school’s point of contact for this growing area of interest.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in a higher education setting. Knowledge of program design and evaluation strategies; and proven ability to author and manage information for publication to various platforms, including newsletter, website, and social media. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals including faculty, staff, and students. Clear organizational, management and presentation skills; demonstrated computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree; previous study of one area language; experience working with the military.

For further information and to apply: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/37549

Funding Opportunity: Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (Princeton U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 Fellowship competition.

Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $86,600. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.

For more information and to apply, click here.