Job: Director of Research ( Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies)

Deadline: May 17, 2021; Open Until Filled

The Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) invites applications for the position of Director of Research. We seek an academic professional to assist HLS in promoting research with cross-disciplinary perspectives and innovative conceptual and/or methodological approaches. The Director is a new academic position with advancement potential in the School. The salary is competitive. The Director will be appointed in the faculty rank of academic specialist. This is a twelve‐month appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. Applications received by May 17, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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CFP: Motivation in Teaching/Learning Slavic Languages

Deadline: April 28, 2021

About the journal: DiSlaw is a multilingual, subject-specific language journal for Slavic foreign and heritage languages in German-speaking countries. As a theoretically well founded and practice-oriented journal, DiSlaw targets everybody who is concerned with teaching Slavic foreign and heritage languages. Further information is available here:

The first issue of the newly founded open access journal DiSlaw (Didaktik der Slawischen Sprachen) is dedicated to the topic of motivation with the aim of stimulating discourse on motivation from the perspective of teaching and learning Slavic languages. The first issue of DiSlaw will not only focus on motivational aspects of online learning, but also deal with general questions regarding motivation in the (foreign) language classroom, as well as the motivational design of teaching and learning processes.

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Call for Submissions: Scholarly Papers 2021 Prize (Nabokov Society)

Deadline for Nominations: April 30th, 2021

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is currently seeking submissions for its 2021 Prizes, generously funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation, for excellence in undergraduate and graduate-level work, published articles, and books. Work can be self-nominated. Instructors are invited to nominate students. The deadline for nominations is April 30th.
Further information is available at:

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CFP: 7th CRRC Conference- Taking Stock of Change: South Caucasus After a Turbulent Year

Deadline: April 16, 2021

CFP: The 7th Annual CRRC Conference. Taking Stock of Change: South Caucasus After a Turbulent Year
Date: June 25-26, 2021

The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRCs) seeks proposals for the 7th Annual CRRC Conference and welcomes methodologically driven, substantive contributions. We invite panel and paper proposals investigating the profound sociopolitical, cultural, and economic changes occurring in the South Caucasus through a comparative, empirical lens. We welcome quality scholarly contributions from emerging and established academics exploring the following broader topics:

  • Conflicts, displacement, and reconciliation;
  • Politics, power, and democracy;
  • Culture, values, and identity;
  • Economic development, digitalization, energy, and mobility;
  • Urban and environmental issues;
  • Civil society and activism.
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Job: Postdoc Fellowship (American Council of Learned Societies)

Deadline: May 6, 2021

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the third competition of the Leading Edge Fellowship program, which demonstrates the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance justice and equity in society. Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations committed to promoting social justice in their communities. Fellows lead substantive projects that draw on the skills and capacities honed in the course of earning the humanities PhD, including advanced communication, research, project management, and creative problem solving. This initiative is made possible through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $60,000 plus health insurance and professional development funding
  • Tenure: 12 months beginning in September 2021
  • Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system ( Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: May 6, 2021, 9pm EDT

For more information visit the ACLS website

Call for Submissions: Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

Deadline: May 19, 2021

Call for Proposals for Chapters and Case Studies
Russian as a Foreign Language: Dynamic Teaching for Dynamic Times

Do you teach Russian as a foreign, second, or heritage language? Do you employ fun and engaging strategies instead of or in addition to a textbook that have your students beg for more Russian? Please consider submitting a proposal for a chapter or a case study in the edited volume Russian as a Foreign Language: Dynamic Teaching for Dynamic Times. We would like to hear from various fields and backgrounds of Russian language instruction. Language of publication: English; 1,500 to 5,000 words + references and appendices.

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AATSEEL 2022: Call for Streams and Call for Papers

Deadline for Stream Proposals: May 15, 2021
Deadline for Panels/Papers/Roundtables: July 1, 2021

The AATSEEL national meeting is a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2022 conference. The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy, second language acquisition, literatures, and cultures relevant to the organization’s regions of focus. The next annual AATSEEL conference will be held in person at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 17-20, 2022, and the Call for Papers and Call for Streams are currently open and accepting submissions. 

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CFP: Pussy Riot Special Issue (Canadian-American Slavic Studies)

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Canadian-American Slavic Studies is planning a special issue on Pussy Riot to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Punk Prayer. 
We encourage submissions from scholars of any relevant discipline. Articles should ideally be between 7000 and 10,000 words.  The deadline is Halloween (October 31) 2021, with the issue coming out in 2022 
Please contact guest editor Eliot Borenstein ( or editor Katherine  Reischl if you have any questions. 
Submissions (in Microsoft Word or a compatible format) can also be sent to either one of these email addresses.

Call for Submissions: Virtual Student Paper Competition

Deadline: April 12, 2021

Student Paper Competition: Virtual Edition

Every year, the Russian Studies department at Macalester College organizes a research paper competition for students at local institutions. This year, the competition will be in a virtual format and is open to undergrads at all U.S. colleges and universities. Cash prizes awarded! Your project should be based on a term paper (or part of a senior thesis) on any topic relevant to Russia, Eastern/Central Europe, or Central Asia written in Spring 2020, Fall 2020, or work-in-progress from Spring 2021.

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NYU Jordan Center’s 2021 Grad Student Essay Competition

Deadline: April 15, 2021

There is still time to enter this year’s Graduate Student Essay Competition from All the Russias! Enter for a chance to get published on the Jordan Center’s blog and win cash prizes.

We invite 750-1200 word submissions from full- or part-time M.A. and Ph.D. students currently based in the United States, on any topic and sub-discipline within Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined.

Cultural criticism; public-facing treatments of scholarly work; political analysis; book, film, or event reviews; and more are welcome.

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