CFA: Marc Raeff Book Prize

Deadline: June 15, 2022

The Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association, an affiliate organization of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for the 2022 annual Marc Raeff Book Prize. We encourage both presses and individual scholars to submit nominations to the members of the prize committee (listed below).

The Raeff Book Prize is awarded for a publication that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for understanding Imperial Russia during the long 18th century.  The recipient of the award will be recognized with a cash prize, which will be presented in November 2022 during the ASEEES annual convention in Chicago. The award is sponsored by the ECRSA and named in honor of Marc Raeff (1923-2008), historian, teacher, and dix-huitièmiste par excellence.

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CFA: PhD Placement Opportunities at British Library

Deadline: February 25, 2022

Applications are open for two PhD placements working with the Slavonic and East European collections at the British Library. Successful applicants will receive a hands-on introduction to the activities of a major cultural organisation and help to improve access to the collections.  

The first project, ‘Displaced Persons (DP) Camp Publications in the British Library’, will involve enhancing metadata for the Library’s Ukrainian DP camp publications and researching and promoting this collection.


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Harriman Institute Translation Contest

Deadline: March 21, 2022

The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, is pleased to announce a competition for best translation of a poem by Maria Stepanova, who will be Harriman Writer in Residence in March-April 2022. Two poems from Stepanova’s recent book Holy Winter 2020/21, selected in consultation with the poet, have been chosen for the competition. Contestants should choose ONE poem to translate and submit for the contest.
The contest is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students.

The competition will be judged by Ainsley Morse (Dartmouth College), Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse), and Ronald Meyer (Harriman Institute).

Submission deadline: March 21, 2022.

First Place: $500.00
Runner-Up: $200.00

In addition to the cash prizes, the winning translations will be published in Harriman Magazine and on the Harriman Institute website.

For complete information, including the Russian texts, please follow this link: 

Direct any questions to Ronald Meyer at

CFP: Sound in the (Post-) Soviet Realm (Journal of Sonic Studies)

Deadline: January 15, 2022

When an empire falls, does it make a sound? And who is there to hear it?

The sonic history of the USSR and the Post-Soviet realm that succeeded it, is rich and turbulent. The 2013 book Sound in Z by Andrey Smirnov introduced the world to the daring sound experiments of the Soviet avant-gardists of the 1920s. From the city-wide noise symphonies of Arseny Avraamov to the first electronic instruments of Leon Theremin to experiments with sounds drawn on paper or film, the futuristic optimism of the first decade following the revolution unleashed an explosion of sonic artistry. While the strict censorship and state control over the arts forced sound artists underground or into applied work, the Soviet sonic creativity persisted on the margins, or even wholly outside, of the state-controlled art world: in the kinetic sound sculptures of the Dvizhenie art group, the explorations of light and sound by the researchers of the Prometheus Institute, or the extravagant performances of the Pop-Mechanics movement, for example.

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CFP: Special Cluster in Russian Language Journal

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Title of Special Cluster:
Collaboration Beyond the Classroom: Undergraduate Research in Russian Language Studies

Brief description:
Undergraduate research, as defined by the American Association of Colleges and Universities  “involve[s] students with actively contested questions, empirical observation, cutting-edge technologies, and the sense of excitement that comes from working to answer important questions.” Undergraduate research is considered a high impact practice that can increase student learning driven by mentoring relationships with faculty while also building a culture of innovation and scholarship on campus.

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Submissions Wanted: The Texas Strategist Undergraduate Student Journal

Information Session: October 18 at 2pm

The Texas Strategist is soliciting submissions for the Winter Edition 2021

Are you interested in the field of national security, international security, or international relations? Do you have something to say about foreign policy, diplomacy, or intelligence? The Texas Strategist is looking for submissions from UT undergraduate students who would like to publish their thoughts in a competitive, public-facing journal. Publishing with the Texas Strategist is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your writing and critical thinking abilities, express your viewpoint, and add to your resume.

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CFP: Queer Transnationalities: Notes for a History of LGBTQ+ Rights in the Post-Soviet Space

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Editors: Elena Dundovich (University of Pisa) and Simone A. Bellezza (University of Naples Federico II).

The last few years have witnessed an expansion and diversification of approaches in the study of LGBTQ+ topics in Eastern Europe: after the approval of the Russian “gay propaganda” law in 2013, a new generation of scholars made constant efforts to understand what had determined such different evolutionary paths in the question of the rights of LGBTQ+ communities and individuals within the context of the former Soviet countries. In 2020 three collected-essays volumes have tried to bring together and systematize the new interpretative paths that had emerged in the fields of literary research (Zavr-Sosič 2020), sociology and political science (Buyantueva-Shevtsova 2020), and ethnography and anthropology (Channel-Justice 2020). These studies provided a deeper understanding of the (self-)perceptions of queerness in the area and the strategies implemented to address the issue of sexual and gender minorities in public discourse and politics.

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CFP: Contemporary International Affairs (Cornell University)

Deadline: September 15, 2021

The Cornell International Affairs Review is a student-run, biannually published academic journal at Cornell University dedicated to publishing undergraduate, postgraduate, and expert scholarship on contemporary international affairs.

The Review seeks to curate papers that present original research and demonstrate novel arguments or interpretive approaches. Papers should preferably address events and trends that are not well-established in current scholarship, yet have immediate global relevance and engage a broader and more diverse audience beyond the traditional academic sphere. We welcome submissions from any relevant field of study, and particularly encourage papers that seek to address historically underrepresented demographics, as well as lesser-studied regions, trends, and events. We also heavily encourage the submission of papers that utilize non-English language secondary scholarship or primary source research.

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International 5-minute video competition: Dostoevsky’s “Бесы”

Deadline December 20, 2021

In honor of the Dostoevsky Bicentennial, the 150th anniversary of the novel «Бесы» (DemonsDevils or The Possessed), and the 50th anniversary of the International Dostoevsky Society (IDS), the IDS announces an international competition of 5-minute videos relating to the novel. The grand prize is a free trip to the XVIII Symposium of the IDS, Nagoya, Japan, 4-8 March 2022. 

All details and the submission form can be found at the IDS/NADS website: