Call for Applications: Hellenic Research Fellowship Program 2024-2025 (Sacramento, CA)

Deadline: May 3, 2024

Call for Applications

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Hellenic Research Fellowship Program 2024-2025

Thanks to generous funding from the Tarbell Family Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Endowment Fund of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation of Sacramento, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for a 12th year. The HRFP, the only residential fellowship program west of the Mississippi in Hellenic studies broadly conceived, enables visiting scholars to conduct research using the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection in Sacramento, CA. This year we are happy to inaugurate writer-in-residence fellowships as an addition to the Program. The HRFP provides a limited number of fellowships in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred in connection with the awards. The fellowship application deadline is May 3, 2024. No late applications will be considered. See below for full program information and application instructions.

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Paid study on Russian Writing Styles (University of Maryland)

The University of Maryland, College Park is seeking native and non-native (advanced) speakers of Russian to participate in an ongoing paid study on the diversity of writing styles around the globe. This study is approved by the internal review board (IRB) of the University of Maryland, College Park, and our team hopes that the documents we collect will help provide some insight into how individual writing styles differ by region and document type.

Participants in this study will be asked to author original writing samples for several different genres. Participation is entirely online, and compensation will be provided upon proper completion of study participation tasks. There is also a corresponding study in English. Participants who are bilingual are welcome to complete either or both the Russian and English versions of our study. 

Russian study:

English study:

If you have any questions about the study, please email Gretchen McKnight at

Summer and Fall ’24 Language and Culture Courses Abroad (SRAS)

Deadline: April 1 (Summer) & May 1, 2024 (Fall)

Fall Courses

  • Russian as a Second Language (Riga, Tbilisi, Bishkek)
  • Identity and Conflict in the Caucasus (Tbilisi)
  • Central Asian Studies (Bishkek)
  • Security and Society in the Information Age (Warsaw)

Summer Courses

  • 10th Annual Security and Society Summer School (Warsaw)
  • Russian as a Second Language, late 6-week sessions (Batumi, Bishkek)
  • Ukrainian Language Workshop (Warsaw)
  • Polish Language and Culture (Warsaw)

See the SRAS Program page for details and to sign up for an info session.

Summer Courses (Stony Brook University)

summer opportunities at the Russian program at Stony Brook University. All our courses are online and open to students from other schools. We are excited to offer a new course on Ukrainian culture and politics this year.

Application information can be found here:

Please contact me with any questions.

SUMMER I (May 20 – July 1)

Russian Cinema HUR 241 (3 credits)

A 6-week online course in which you will watch some of the best Russian movies of the past 20 years. We’ll discuss the culture and politics of Russia (the good, the bad and the ugly) as well as the art of cinematography.

Mon/Wed at 1:30-3 pm.

Russian for Russian Speakers RUS 213 (3 credits)

This is a course for heritage speakers.

Tues/Thur at 1:30-3 pm.

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Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments for Russian Language Classrooms

MACAWS (Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments – Writing and Speech) is looking for teachers interested in implementing their corpus-based activities in their Russian language classrooms.

Eligible participants:* Are teaching Russian in 2024

* Are interested in implementing corpus-based activities, especially spoken corpus activities

* Are available for an introductory workshop prior to implementing activities

If you join our research, we are pleased to offer a $25 gift card to participating instructors and $5 gift cards to their students. If interested, please contact Shelley Staples ( or Valentina Vinokurova ( to learn more.

What is MACAWS?

MACAWS (Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments – Writing and Speech) is a corpus of learner texts from two foreign language programs, Portuguese and Russian, built at the University of Arizona. Currently, we have 1539 Russian texts (219,515 words), and our corpus is growing!

Where can I find MACAWS?

MACAWS can be accessed via an online interface. To view the corpus, you will need to request a login and password on the interface webpage free of charge.

How can I use MACAWS in my classroom?

MACAWS has a variety of applications in the classroom, such as:

  • noticing activities to help students recognize grammatical or lexical patterns
  • awareness raising to help students understand features of spoken Russian such as fillers, discourse markers, and active listening strategies
  • building confidence through exposure to authentic texts produced by other learners

For detailed information on how to use MACAWS in the classroom, please visit our website.

CUNY REEES Workshop: “Marrying Sun Yat-senism and Turanism. Leveraging Ancestral Nationalism in Interwar Sino-Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy”

Event Date: March 22, 2024 | Online

Historian Mátyás Mervay, “Marrying Sun Yat-senism and Turanism. Leveraging Ancestral Nationalism in Interwar Sino-Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy,” on Friday, March 22nd at 12:30 pm via Zoom.

Zoom registration link:

Papers for the workshops will be circulated one week prior to the event date and a reminder email will be sent at that time. We will meet once per month throughout the semester. March, April and May dates will be announced shortly. We look forward to seeing you!

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Call For Proposals: 2025 International Research Workshops (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Deadline: April 1, 2024

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from individuals and institutions to co-organize international research workshops in conjunction with the Mandel Center in 2025. Proposals are due Monday, April 1, 2024.

The Mandel Center’s Division of International Academic Programs promotes the vitality of research in the field of Holocaust studies around the world through the Moskowitz/Rafalowicz International Research Workshop and the Jacob and Yetta Gelman International Research Workshop. Our workshops seed research networks and produce new scholarship. We welcome proposals for workshop themes from scholars at universities and research institutions in all relevant disciplines, including (but not limited to) history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, Romani studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, genocide studies, and law.

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Resource: Black Feminist Internationalism and Eurasian Borderlands

The website of my digital project, “The Archive Revisited: Black Feminist Internationalism and Eurasian Borderlands,” and the first artifact – the Gazette. You can find the Gazette either here OR here

Each contribution serves as a testament to the enduring impact of Eurasia on Black feminist internationalism in shaping and influencing intellectual and cultural landscapes. Thinking about Black-Eurasian connections also compels us to ponder how to forge links beyond borders and differences informed by different imperial formations.

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Resource: Research help from the Slavic Reference Service

Are you in the early stages of dissertation research and unsure of where to begin? Do you need help with locating items,?conducting a literature review, or identifying collections of materials for your research? Do you need additional support for a manuscript or as you begin the publishing process? The Slavic Reference Service is here to help. Our services are free and open to all scholars, regardless of institutional affiliation.

We handle requests in all disciplines including Gender and Women’s Studies, History, Literature, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and more. 

We can help with citations and sources from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus, and Central Asia.

Our services include:Answering?bibliographic and reference queries.  Verifying and correcting citations.   Helping you locate difficult–to–find sources. Offering access through our website to extensive research resources organized by country.  Offering one-on-one consultations. Providing support through the publishing process.

More information about our services can be found on our website

All questions can be sent to our email: 

Research Grants Program and Resources (Princeton University Library)

The latest grant cycle for the Princeton University Library (PUL) Research Grants program, funded by the Friends of PUL, is now open and accepting proposals.

PUL collections of potential interest to SEEES scholars include but are not limited to the following:

Osip Mandel’shtam Papers

Georges Florovsky Papers

Print Ephemera from Ukraine

Children’s Books from Russia and Eastern Europe

Anatoly Naiman Papers

Kees Verheul Letters from Nadezhda Mandel’shtam

Clarence Brown Papers

Samizdat Editions of Works by Osip Mandel’shtam

Cold War Archival Collections in the Mudd Manuscript Library

Russian and East European Posters

LGBTQIA Print Ephemera and Gray Literature from Russia

Russian Zines

Rare Books and Periodicals from Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia

For digitized selections from the collections, please visit:

Please write to me with any questions about the collections. Collections about the grants themselves can be directed to