New East Photo Prize (Calvert Journal)

Deadline: July 20, 2020

The New East Photo Prize celebrates contemporary photography from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.

The New East Photo Prize champions artistic excellence in photography. The prize recognises practitioners offering representations of the social, cultural and physical landscape of the New East and other perspectives on that region.

Although hugely diverse, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are often represented in an outdated manner which negates the rich culture and variety of creative output from these nations.

The prize seeks to broaden perceptions of the New East through the medium of photography. In its two previous editions, the prize has received over 1,700 entries from 25 New East countries.

Alongside the prizes, all finalists for the prize will enjoy international exposure through The Calvert Journal and other media partners.

The New East Photo Prize is a project of Calvert 22 Foundation, supported by its online award-winning magazine, The Calvert Journal.

Applications are open until 20 July 2020.

Apply HERE

Webinar: Career Opportunities at the World Bank

Event Date: April 21, 2020 6 PM Eastern Time

Career Opportunities at the World Bank via Interstride

  • What:
    • Aakash Mohpal, Healthcare Economist, is part of the prestigious Young Professional Program (YPP) at the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank, Aakash was an international student at the University of Michigan. During this webinar, he will speak about the YPP program and other career opportunities at the World Bank and IFC for international students. Roles at IFC and World Bank don’t require traditional US work authorization because of the multi-lateral nature of the organization. All international students are recommended to attend this workshop. Recording of this workshop will not be available.
  • When:
    • April 21, 2020
    • 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • How:
    • To Join the Webinar
    • Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device
    • Click here

CFP: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza (tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu) and Robert Reynolds (robert_reynolds@byu.edu), to be published in December of 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.

    Contributions may be written in either English or Russian, and should generally be no longer than 7000 words. More detailed explanations regarding submission policies and procedures can be found at http://rlj.americancouncils.org/policies or at the end of this issue. 

Submissions should be sent by email to either of the co-editors no later than 1 May 2020.

CFP: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza (tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu) and Robert Reynolds (robert_reynolds@byu.edu), to be published in December of 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.
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CFP: Forum of Linguistics (Forum Lingwistyczne)

Deadline: Ongoing

About the journal: Forum of Linguistics is an open-access and double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal, published by the Institute of Linguistics, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. We welcome original research papers and reviews that present empirical, theoretical and methodological work regarding synchronic and diachronic linguistics.

The Journal is indexed in the Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities database, Index Copernicus International, POL-index, Linguistic Bibliography Online, Central and Eastern European Online Library, BazHum, iSybislaw and also WorldCat, Naviga, INFONA. It belongs to the list of scientific journals of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (discipline: linguistics) – 20 points.

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Job: Resident Director in Moscow

Deadline: Open Until Filled

American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to work on site with a group of up to 15 US high school students for an approximately six-week (from the end of June to mid-August) program in Moscow, Russia through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. In Russia, students will engage in language learning in both formal (language courses) and informal settings (host family living). The RD is required to attend a two-day pre-program training in Bellevue, WA (late May to early June), attend a student orientation in Washington D.C., represent ACES for the duration of the program in Moscow, and submit a final report at the end of the program.

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CFP: Journal for Distinguished Language Studies

Deadline: June 30, 2020

The Journal for Distinguished Language Studies (JDLS), founded by the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers under the direction of Dr. Betty Lou Leaver and Boris Shekhtman in 2002, has transitioned to a new publisher, MSI Press LLC.

Our plan is to publish a bridge issue covering the years 2011-2020, when the journal was in hiatus as a result of the previous publisher experiencing difficulty in funding publication of the journal. Following the bridge issue, the JDLS will move to regular annual publication.

JDLS is a refereed volume and the only journal to focus exclusively on the highest levels of language achievement: that is, native-like or near-native. This level is labeled “distinguished” by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and “Level 4/advanced professional proficiency” by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR). Descriptions can be found at the ACTFL and ILR websites.

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Contributors Wanted for East European Film Bulletin

Deadline: Ongoing

The East European Film Bulletin (www.eefb.org) was founded in 2011 and has been providing lively discussions on the region’s rich cinematic landscape. Our journal includes reviews on major, neglected and provocative productions (past & present), exclusive interviews, festival reports, as well as essays resulting from academic research. 

Our team is currently looking for new voices to share our passion for writing on film! On the occasion of our yearly focus on a particular country/sub-region (it’s Russia this year!), we make an extra effort to keep our readers informed through editorials and special issues. 

If you are interested in joining our team, 

SEND PROPOSALS OR SUBMISSIONS TO KONSTANTY KUZMA (kuzma@eefb.org) 

We are all volunteers, our publication is not-for-profit. Frequent contributors can profit from festival invitations within Europe. East European Film Bulletin | 22 rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris | Facebook | eefb.org

Foreign Service Office Management Specialists Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: March 17, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Office Management Specialist (OMS) positions.

Office Management Specialists provide professional office management and administrative support at our posts in various embassy sections such as the Political, Economic, Management, Public Diplomacy, Consular or Security Sections. Responsibilities of an OMS include managing the calendar(s) and schedule(s) for senior staff, planning and assisting with official events and visitors, providing computer and mobile device support, knowledge management, preparing agendas and materials for meetings, and proofing, editing, tracking and filing documents.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBSPlease note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 17, 2020.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years old to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

Apply Today!

Job: Senior Program Coordinator, UT’s Army Futures Command Liaison Office

A new position, Senior Program Coordinator, has been created within UT’s Army Futures Command Liaison office, which is a new OVPR unit that is responsible for designing, developing and supporting processes, communications and reporting for Army funded projects across campus. This position will report to UT’s AFC Director, Seth Wilk, to support the successful development, communication, and management of all office functions. 

This is an exciting opportunity to build from the ground up helping define the materials and practices of a new office. Duties will include compiling university capabilities, helping manage both existing and potential sponsored research projects, planning symposiums, workshops and meetings, and developing public external facing media such as websites and press releases. Previous research administration experience is preferred! View the full job posting and apply here:

Army Futures Command Sr. Program Coordinator

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