Prof. Dev: Academic Libraries of Siberia

Event Dates: Oct. 8 and Oct. 22, 2021

We invite you to a 2-part webinar devoted to academic libraries of Siberia on Friday, October 8 at 10 am EDT, and Friday, October 22 at 10 am EDT.

Librarians from six Siberian cities will introduce their unique collections (including electronic collections), discuss interesting projects and international collaborations at their libraries, and field questions from those in attendance.

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Remote Teaching Resources (American Historical Association)

The American Historical Association’s Remote Teaching Resources compiles materials and tools to help historians develop courses and teach remotely in online and hybrid environments. The site is a central location for resources that have been professionally vetted by historians, offering instructors access to high-quality materials that meet professional standards. Part of Confronting a Pandemic: Historians and COVID-19, the site is funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES Grant. The project is ongoing through May 15, 2021, and will be updated weekly with new resources.

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Resource: Etazhi Textbook

Georgetown University Press is delighted to announce the publication of Etazhi. This book, coauthored by Evgeny Dengub and Susanna Nazarova, uses the communicative approach to advance student’s Russian proficiency from the Novice High / Intermediate Low level of the ACTFL scale to an Intermediate Mid / Intermediate High level. Designed for one academic year of instruction, Etazhi engages students with highly relevant topics to internalize new vocabulary, expand their grammatical reach, and deepen their cultural understanding of Russian speakers. For more information, please see <> or email Stephanie Rojas at

Internship Database (Clements Center for National Security)

The Clements Center at The University of Texas at Austin maintains a comprehensive catalogue of opportunities for students ranging from internships in foreign policy to young professional programs. Currently, the database holds 185 entries with new opportunities being added throughout the year. As a reminder, many Summer 2022 internships with the U.S. Government that require a security clearance have early Fall 2021 deadlines.

Resource: Online Encyclopedia of Literary Neo-Avant-Gardes

NEW PUBLICATION: Online Encyclopedia of Literary Neo-Avant-Gardes

The OELN or Online Encyclopedia of Literary Neo-Avant-Gardes is a new online academic publication available at Its mission is to present and contextualize postwar literary experimentation across languages and cultures. By means of accessible introductions, readers are initiated into the literary aims, strategies, and themes of postwar authors, works, and movements showing affinity with the avant-gardes.

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Resource: Language and Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ural Federal University is glad to announce the publication of its handbook “LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION DURING THE COVID-19 – PANDEMIC – AN INTERNATIONAL APPROACH TO NEW PRACTICES AND ADAPTIONS”, which includes papers in English and Russian based on two round tables, which were held online in 2020 and 2021 at the Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

It is available online here:

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Resource: The Bridge: Connecting Past and Present Through Archival Research on Russia

The Bridge: Connecting Past and Present Through Archival Research on Russia is a video lecture series produced jointly by the National Security Archive at George Washington University and the Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Despite all the indications to the contrary, many of the most important Russian archives are open and worth investigating. The goal of this project is to illuminate archival sources and disseminate information about collections that are available (in-person and online) for use by students and young experts in the field. Research based on original source material is of paramount importance to moving the field of Russian Studies forward. Some highlights of this project include how to access critical archives such as RGANI, GARF, and the Foreign Ministry archives; tips on how to access archival material in regional archives that may be off-limits in Moscow; and how to access a variety of primary source documents online from the comfort of your own home or office.

Resources Wanted Re: Research Methods, Funding Sources (Digital Fieldwork Project)

The Digital Fieldwork project seeks to create a forum where scholars from multiple social science disciplines can discuss methods and practices of remote field research. To advance this goal, we’re compiling resources about research methods, funding sources, and researcher experiences on our website: We’re eager for your faculty and students to contribute to this network of digital fieldwork practitioners and share Reflections about their experiences conducting this work during and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resource: Memoirs of Russian, E European, and Eurasian Women (Slavic Reference Service)

The Slavic Reference Service is pleased to share with you a curated digital collection, Memoirs of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Women ( This is a collection of women’s memoirs from the second half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century that were included in I.I. Iukina’s phenomenal work, ‘Istoriia zhenshchin Rossii: Zhenskoe dvizhenie i feminizm v 1850-1920-e gody. Materialy k bibliografii’.  Our goal is to amplify reference sources in REEES and help improve the overall research experience of scholars. So far, there are 90 titles in the collection and we continue to add and curate this collection. 

If you have questions or would like to collaborate on this project, please reach out to us at