Free Virtual Russian Pronunciation Master Class

Kimberly DiMattia will be offering a free virtual Master Class in Russian Pronunciation this fall based on her textbook Unlocking Russian Pronunciation (which can be found at: https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/unlocking-russian-pronunciation-supplementary-multimedia-mini-course-phonetics-based-famous). The course is open to students at all levels of Russian as well as to instructors who would like to observe Dr. DiMattia’s method in action and apply it to their own teaching!

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Resource: Online Library Initiative

The Working Group for Solidarity in REEES, an ASEEES affiliate group, announces their new Online Library initiative. Their goal is to support research during this period of physical distancing, when many libraries are closed and inter-library loans are often not possible, by making resources available to fellow scholars in need.
To that end, they are launching a mailing list dedicated to sharing resources. If you are looking for a book or article that is not available at your library, or if you are able to share some of your resources with those who need them, please consider joining the list. You will be able to send and receive emails about requests for sources, as well as receive occasional updates on initiatives that we are carrying out in collaboration with other institutions, such as the Slavic Reference Service at UIUC.


To sign up for the mailing list, please email: wg-online-library+subscribe@googlegroups.com


On their website, you can also find a list of existing online libraries and archives that can help you continue your research during the pandemic.

Resource: Integrated Performance Assessments (National Foreign Language Resource Center)

Integrated Performance Assessments is a seven-episode podcast produced by the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and hosted by Nicole Naditz (2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year). Interviewees include leading language educators speaking on the following topics: 

  1. Intro to Performance Assessments (Paul Sandrock)
  2. Performance Assessments: Presentational mode (Lynn Fulton)
  3. Performance Assessments: Interpersonal mode, pt. 1 (Iman Hashem)
  4. Performance Assessments: Interpersonal mode, pt. 2 (Ying Jin)
  5. Performance Assessments: Interpretive mode (Margaret Malone)
  6. Integrated Performance Assessments: Theoretical Considerations (Francis Troyan)
  7. Putting Integrated Performance Assessments Into Practice (Lisa Shepard)

Check them out at https://soundcloud.com/nflrc/sets/integrated-performance

Translation and Interpreting Studies Program (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline: August 2020

 Translation and Interpreting Studies program (UWM TIS).

Due to stringent and immediate budget cuts imposed by our administration, the Russian to English track is “likely to be suspended for the foreseeable future” (read: cancelled) unless more students enroll in the 3-credit-hour Introductory Russian to English Translation Workshop *this fall*. I have been informed that our admin is aware of the value of TIS, of Russian expertise, etc.; still, something must go in order for the department to comply with system-wide financial measures, so this Russian translation seminar is on the chopping block unless enrollment increases enough to make the course profitable. 

If you or someone you know might be interested in Russian to English translation, please reach out to Anne Fisher at fisherao AT uwm DOT edu so she can expedite your UWM application and free 2-hour online qualifying exam.

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Mellon/American Councils for Learned Societies Fellowship

Deadline: October 28, 2020

The Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society program aims to amplify the broad potential of doctoral education in the humanities by supporting doctoral faculty as they pursue publicly engaged scholarship and advocate for diverse professional pathways for emerging PhDs. The program offers opportunities for faculty with fulltime appointments in PhD-granting humanities departments or programs in the United States to engage significant societal questions in their research, serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy, and deepen their support for innovations in doctoral education on their campuses.

Scholars and Society fellowships enable faculty who teach and advise doctoral students to pursue research projects while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. Fellows and their colleagues at host institutions are expected to create a mutually beneficial partnership in which they collaborate, interact, and learn about each other’s work, motivating questions, methods, and practices. The Scholars and Society program complements the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which places recent humanities PhDs in nonprofit and government organizations.

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Online Language/Translation Courses and Workshops from SRAS

Deadline: (varies) August 15 – September 25, 2020

Full courses  

·         Perspectives on US-Russia Relations (3 US Credits)
2020 has provided us with many opportunities to look at the world from varying perspectives, to consider the rise of globalism and its effects, and to evaluate the relationships between countries. In this course, we examine the US-Russia relationship in depth. Students will also virtually tour St. Petersburg and Moscow. 

·         Central Asian Studies (3 US Credits)
This 10-week course provides an overview of the political, socio-economic as well as the historical and religious dimensions of the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. Lectures will be combined with virtual workshops in crafts, cooking, and yurt building as well as virtual tours of Bishkek, Almaty, and Bukhara. 

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Mentorships for Emerging Translators

Deadline: September 1, 2020

Mentorships will be offered for translators into English from the following languages:

  • Danish (mentored by Paul Russell Garrett)
  • Japanese (mentored by Polly Barton, in partnership with the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize)
  • Italian (mentored by Howard Curtis)
  • Korean (mentored by Anton Hur)
  • Polish (mentored by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
  • Norwegian (mentored by Kari Dickson)
  • Russian (mentored by Robert Chandler)
  • Swiss French (mentored by Sarah Ardizzone)
  • One mentorship a for UK-based BAME literary translator and/or UK-based literary translator from the diaspora, heritage or community languages of the UK, supported by our Visible Communities Programme (mentored by Meena Kandasamy)
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American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Deadline: September 30, 2020

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

  • Maximum award: $60,000
  • Tenure: six to twelve consecutive months devoted to full-time research and/or writing, to be initiated between July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2022, and to be completed no later than December 31, 2022
  • This year, the fellowship is open to untenured scholars who have earned a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences on or after October 1, 2012.
  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, September 30, 2020.
  • Notifications will be sent via email by in March 2021.
  • For information on how to request reviewer feedback, see FAQ.

The information provided here is a summary of the ACLS Fellowship program, and details eligibilityapplication requirements, and evaluation criteria. Please read carefully through the material and accompanying FAQ.

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The German Chancellor Fellowship

Deadline: September 15, 2020

Launch your career in Germany – become part of a worldwide network

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work.
In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship.

  • a monthly fellowship of €2,170, €2,470 or €2,770, depending on your qualifications
  • individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a study tour of Germany and a number of events during which you can make contact with other fellows and representatives of German companies and institutions
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career
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International Affairs Fellowship

Deadline: October 31, 2020

The Program

Established in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is the hallmark fellowship program of CFR. It aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings and government officials in scholarly settings. Over the years, the IAF program has produced approximately six hundred alumni who span the who’s who of the U.S. foreign policy community, including a former secretary and several undersecretaries of state, U.S. ambassadors to NATO and the United Nations, and many other influential leaders in government, academia, and the private sector.

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