Category Archives: Conferences/Seminars

Funding: Tucker-Cohen Dissertation Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2018

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
Rules of eligibility for the ASEEES Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize are as follows:

  • The dissertation must be written in English and defended at a university in the United States or Canada;
  • The dissertation must be completed and defended during the calendar year prior to the award (for example, the dissertation must have been defended in 2017 to be eligible for the 2018 competition);
  • The dissertation’s primary subject and analytical purpose must be in the realm of the history of domestic politics, as broadly understood in academic or public life, though it may also include social, cultural, economic, international or other dimensions. The dissertation must focus primarily on Russia (though the topic may also involve other former Soviet republics) during one or more periods between January 1918 and the present.

NOMINATING INSTRUCTIONS

A nomination will consist of a detailed letter from the dissertation’s main faculty supervisor explaining the ways in which the work is outstanding in both its empirical and interpretive contributions, along with an abstract of 700-1000 words, written by the candidate, specifying the sources and general findings of the research. A faculty supervisor may nominate no more than one dissertation a year.

Faculty supervisors should send each committee member listed above their letter and the 700-1000-word abstract. (Candidates may also initiate the nomination, but it must come from their advisers.) The committee will read this material and then request copies of the dissertations that best meet the criteria, as defined in the statement above. Nominations must be received no later than May 15.

CFP: X International Virtual Forum (Dangguk Uni.)

Deadline for Submissions: July 15, 2018

Call for conference papers and participants.

Deadline July 15, 2018

The X International Virtual Forum, IMAGES OF RUSSIAN STUDIES IN VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL SPACE, will take place September 28-30, 2018 at Dangguk University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. The aim of the forum is to unite the linguists, methodologists, cultural experts, literary experts, and teachers from different countries in order to identify and analyze cutting edge issues in the humanities, search for the ways to increase efficiency of the international cooperation, and cultural communication in person and virtually. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Sections will address:

  • New horizons in Literature.
  • Innovations in Philology.
  • The increasing role of Bilingualism in Modern Society: Bilingual Education.
  • Translation and Cross-cultural Communication.
  • Foreign Languages and Teaching Methodology, Cross-cultural Aspects of Pedagogy.
  • Sociocultural Problems of the International Migration and Demography
  • Information Technologies and Smart-Technologies in Education.
  • Methodology of the Digital Education, Multimedia.

The forum languages: English, Russian, Korean.

The forum will be held via ADOBE CONNECT PRO MEETING and Skype with the virtual participants. Papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

The forum will offer seven discussion panels via a connected communication infrastructure, which will facilitate discussion on innovative developments in theory and practice of education, cross-cultural and migration problems, bilingual education and translation, smart-technologies, problems in philology and literature. Each discussion panel will consist of co-chairs, forum participants, and teachers from leading universities, and the virtual participants.

The participants of the forum will be awarded certificates.

The deadline for submitting the application is 15 July 2018.

For registration and further information visit: https://forum-korea2018.bsu.ge/

CFP: Europe in Discourse II: Agendas of Reform (Athens, Greece)

Deadline for Submissions: May 25, 2018

The 2nd Europe in Discourse Conference Agendas of Reform invites papers from a broad range of fields and perspectives on the following topics:

  • Values-based Reform, from Enlargement to Legitimization
  • Completing the EMU
  • EU Security and Defense
  • The Franco-German Relationship
  • The Transatlantic Dimension
  • The European Union and Islam
  • Greece and the European Union

Since Agendas of Reform follows the 1st Europe in Discourse Conference, contributions on the so-called “poly-crisis” of the EU, the refugee crisis and European populism on the right and the left are also welcome.

We also accept papers on the following topics:

  • Historical, geo-cultural, geo-economic and geopolitical aspects of European identities
  • Europe: super-diverse and globalized
  • Images of crisis and recovery in Europe
  • Conceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about Europe
  • Populist discourses and the EU
  • The Refugee crisis in EU discourses
  • European diversity through religion and culture
  • Discursive constructions of borders
  • Political discourse in the European Union
  • Media constructions of European identities

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CFP: Original Research on Slavic Languages and Cultures (Poljarnyj Vestnik)

Deadline for Submissions: June 20, 2018

The editors of Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic Studies, have announced an invitation for paper submissions. Poljarnyj Vestnik was earlier the working papers of the University of Tromsö, but has been upgraded to an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research about Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. Submissions for the fifth volume after the reorganization are now welcomed. Contributions from Slavists from any country and institution are welcome. Articles are published in English or Russian. The homepage of the journal is: http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/vestnik/index

Editors:
Ingunn Lunde (University of Bergen, ingunn.lunde@if.uib.no)
Tore Nesset (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, tore.nesset@uit.no).

Editorial board:
Jan Ivar Bjørnflaten (Oslo)
Stephen M. Dickey (Kansas)
Alexander Etkind (Cambridge)
Michael S. Flier (Harvard)
Karen Gammelgaard (Oslo)
Laura A. Janda (Tromsö)
Ilya Kukulin (Moskva)
Martin Paulsen (Bergen)
Vladimir Plungian (Moskva)
Ellen Rutten (Amsterdam)
Yngvar Steinholt (Tromsö)
For more information, do not hesitate to contact the editors.

Deadline for submissions this year is JUNE 20, 2018.

CFP: All the Russias’ Blog (NYU)

Deadline for Submissions: Ongoing

All the Russias, the official blog of NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is now accepting submissions. The blog welcomes short pitches and/or completed drafts of 500-1200 words on any topic relating to Russian, East European, and Eurasian politics and culture. Pieces may belong to any number of different genres, including, but not limited to,

  • Cultural criticism
  • Political analysis
  • Reviews of…
    • …recently released or upcoming films or books, fictional or non-;
    • …ongoing or upcoming exhibitions, performances, or events
  • Exposés of recent research within Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined
  • Essays on disciplinary matters
  • “Explainers” offering insight into perplexing contemporary cultural phenomena or current events

Send ≤200-word proposals/ pitches (in the body of an email) or 500-1200-word drafts (as .docx’s or Google Drive attachments) to Maya Vinokour at alltherussias@gmail.com, along with a one-line bio (including a hyperlink to applicant’s webpage, if applicable).
For detailed submission and style guidelines, please see this page.

CFP: Conference “Post-Soviet Multilingualism and Language Attitudes” (Uni. of Edinburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: March 30, 2018

The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre at the University of Edinburgh invites proposals for papers for a one-day symposium, to be held at the University of Edinburgh on 15 June 2018, with the theme ‘Post-Soviet Multilingualism and Language Attitudes’.
The symposium will bring together researchers who work on multilingualism and identity in different post-Soviet regions to share expertise and network in a dedicated forum.

The keynote lecture of the symposium will be given by Ekaterina Protassova (University of Helsinki).

Please send proposals (around 200 words) for papers by March 30 to gesine.argent@ed.ac.uk

CFP: Conference “Siberia: Infrastructure and Environment” (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Siberia: Infrastructure and Environment” in Berlin, Germany, October 5–7, 2018.

For much of its storied history, Siberia has figured in outsiders’ imaginations as a wild landscape to be tamed by humans. From state-driven projects to develop railroads and telecommunication lines to cinematic and literary depictions of powerful rivers, deep mines, and virgin forests, Siberia has in many ways been defined by infrastructure and environment. This interdisciplinary workshop organized by Indiana University will focus on the possibilities, pitfalls, and unfolding legacies of efforts to understand and remake the environment—both built and “natural”—of Siberia. In particular, the Conference seeks to bridge the environmental humanities and science and technology studies. By holding this workshop at Indiana University’s Europe Gateway in Berlin, they aim to better integrate expertise among European, American, and Russian scholars of Siberia. To this end the Conference seeks papers specifically from scholars based in Europe and Russia.

Examples of possible topics include:

– The social history of a specific landform, such as a mountain, lake, river, or cave
– Development of specific scientific fields in Siberia, such as permafrost science or forestry
– The Soviet space program and biosphere projects in Siberia
– The social effects of water engineering projects
– The development of telecommunications or other systems of long-distance communication
– Oil and gas exploration and their effects on Siberian communities
– Ethnographic, historical, or literary accounts of roads, railways, bridges, shipping routes, etc.

At the workshop, we will discuss pre-circulated papers of approximately 15 pages (approx. 6000 words), which will be due by September 1, 2018. Please send a brief proposal (up to one page) describing your project to the Organizing Committee at graberk@indiana.edu and  tsaburov@indiana.edu. The working languages of the workshop will be Russian and English. If the proposal is submitted in Russian, please include an abstract in English.

Deadline for proposals: April 15, 2018. Decisions will be announced by May 1. Limited travel funds may be available. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply.

Organizing Committee: Kathryn E. Graber (Indiana University); Tatiana Saburova (Moscow Higher School of Economics and Indiana University); and Russell Valentino (Indiana University).

CFP: REECAS Conference (The Ellison Center)

Deadline for Submissions: March 25, 2018

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington is currently soliciting papers and panel presentations for a one-day interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Washington. Proposals from graduate students, faculty, K-12 educators, and members of the general public are all welcome.

Contributions are encouraged on history, culture, politics, gender, religion and or other relevant subjects. Presentations on best practices, curriculum and other relevant issues regarding instruction of area languages at the K-12 level are especially encouraged. K-12 educators are not required to submit a paper, but must submit an abstract by the March 25, 2018 deadline.

CFP: Presence and Absence (Urban Jewish Heritage Conference)

Deadline for Submissions: April 9, 2018

Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence. Being held as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this Conference is dedicated to addressing Urban Jewish Heritage and the multi-layered issues it faces. From tourism and sustainability to conservation and representation, the Conference will bring together academics, planners, policy makers and community leaders to examine the pasts, presents and futures for cities with Jewish Heritage, particularly in Europe. The conference will take place from 3-7 September 2018 at the Villa Decius, Krakow, Poland.

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