Teaching and Learning Languages in the US Podcast Series

Teaching & Learning Languages in the United States (TELL-US) podcast series is now fully released. The interviews in this professional learning resource for novice LCTL teachers focus on two broad categories: language pedagogy and school culture. The content is designed for professionals who find themselves teaching in a culture and education system that is different from the one they experienced growing up. This year’s series centers on Designing and Delivering Proficiency-Focused Target-Language Input and is hosted by Nicole Naditz (2015 ACTFL Teacher of the Year).

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Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (University of Wisconsin)

Deadline: February 1, 2024

Greetings from UW-Madison’s Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)! We are excited to announce that applications for CESSI 2024 are now open! CESSI typically offers courses in Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional Central Eurasian languages (such as Azerbaijani or Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Several funding opportunities exist for students of any type. Graduate students (including incoming students), post-baccalaureate researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII Fellowship*, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. Note: This is a great opportunity for incoming MA and PhD students to develop language skills before embarking on fieldwork. *TVIII funding is provided by the United States government. Funding is conditional on final approval from U.S. State Department.

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Russian Heritage Speakers Study


– Speak Russian because it is a/the language spoken in your home;

 – You were born in the US or immigrated to the US before school age; – Also you have native fluency in English; 

– You are at least 18 years old. 

The study is a fully online one-hour long study where you will do a few tasks and fill out a questionnaire about your language experience and use. The tasks are conducted in Russian, however, the questionnaire at the end is in English. We’ll pay you a $20 Amazon gift card for participation. Please share this call with your friends and family who meet the requirements above! I would really appreciate your help! It would be nice to make a contribution to the study of heritage Russian bilingualism which is not that widely studied. 

To participate, click on this link https://lnkd.in/eKs9y_yr or email rcabreraperez@ufl.edu or yanina.prystauka@uit.no

❗🔍 Пожалуйста, поучаствуйте в психолингвистическом исследовании, если вы:

· знаете русский язык, потому что на этом языке говорили у вас дома;

· родились или эмигрировали в США в дошкольном возрасте;

· также знаете английский;

· вам 18 лет или больше

Чтобы поучаствовать, пройдите по ссылке https://lnkd.in/eKs9y_yr или пишите мне на электронную почту rcabreraperez@ufl.edu или yanina.prystauka@uit.no. Исследование проходит полностью онлайн и занимает около часа. Поучаствовав, вы внесете вклад в науку и получите 20$ (Amazon gift card). Если в описании сверху вы узнали своих друзей или родственников, поделитесь этим объявлением с ними!

Заранее спасибо!

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: Russian Language Opportunities for 2024-25

Deadline: September 15, 2023

At a time when we face many global challenges, international engagement is more important than ever. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers opportunities for scholars like you to teach, research and carry out professional projects abroad to advance their professional and academic interests, promote mutual understanding, and collaborate with partners abroad. Many countries are actively seeking experts especially with Russian language skills

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Resource: Publishing Consultation Service from Slavic Reference Service

The Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce our new Publishing Consultation Service.

The Slavic Reference Service is here to offer support and guidance through the publishing process for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scholars. Our new Publishing Consultation Service is available to Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies scholars year-round. 

We can help with the following:

  • Identifying potential journals and publishers that are a good fit for your specific topic
  • One-on-one assistance with the peer review process
  • Offering tips and suggestions on transliteration systems and formatting references
  • Providing guidance on incorporating feedback from reviewers

What We Don’t Do:

  • Offer copyediting services
  • Offer translation services
  • Submit your article for you or contact publishers on your behalf

To schedule a consultation or learn more about our Publishing Consultation Service, please fill out our Publishing Consultation Service form. To learn more about our other services, including our duplication service and personalized bibliographic consultation sessions, please see our website or contact the Slavic Reference Service at srscite@library.illinois.edu.

Resources: Latest Open Access Issue of Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

The latest Open Access issue of Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies has published! Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal.  

Sibirica is a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro Collection!: https://www.berghahnjournals.com/page/berghahn-open-anthro 

Sibirica Volume 22, Issue 1 

Table of Contents 

The Spectrum of Intersectionality in the Arctic: From Discrimination to Diversity and Inclusion 
Jenanne Ferguson, Dina Abdel-Fattah, Doris Friedrich, Olivia Lee, and Sardana Nikolaeva 

Climate Justice and Intersectionality in the Arctic 
Doris Friedrich 

Removing Barriers to Science and the Outdoors for Teenage Youth and Early Career Professionals in the US Arctic and Beyond: An Expedition-Based Model 
Joanna Young, Sarah Clement, and Erin Pettit 

To “Lure On the Gentle Reader”: Approaching Historical Representations of Gender and Sexuality in the Arctic through Rockwell Kent’s Salamina 
Susan B. Vanek and Jette Rygaard 

Examining Gender Equality in Greenland in the Last Thirty Years: An Investigation through the Lens of the CEDAW Convention’s Examinations 
Siff Lund Kjærgaard 

The Impact of Extractivism on Indigenous Peoples: Social, Gender, and Economic Inequality 
Maria A. Pavlova and Nyurgun A. Leontiev 

Plurality of Activisms: Indigenous Women’s Collectives in Olenek District (Sakha Republic) 
The Indigenous Women’s Collectives of the Olenek Evenki National District (Sakha Republic) and Sardana Nikolaeva 

Día de Muertos in Alaska: Indigenous Practices Honoring Life and Death from Mexico to Alaska 
Itzel Zagal and Christina Edwin 

Border Digs in the Circumpolar North: Tracing Embodied Sites at the Intersection of Gender, Sexuality, and Race 
Jean Balestrery 

Book Reviews 
Spencer Abbe, Tayana Arakchaa, and Sveta Yamin-Pasternak 

Prof. Dev: Hemispheres at UT Austin K-12 Teacher Trainings

Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium at UT Austin will be hosting several K-12 Teacher Professional Development trainings this summer. Please see below for information on each of the sessions.

Summer Institute: Critical Literacy for Global Citizens

Wednesday June 7, 2023
9:00 am
RLP 1.302 B | Glickman Conference Center

Hemispheres Summer Institute 2023: From Global to Local: Strategies for Teaching About the World Through Migrations

Monday June 12, 2023
9:00 am
Glickman Conference Center, UT Austin

Teaching from Digital Archives Summer Institute June 20-23, 2023 – Presented by Hemispheres Consortium and UTeach Liberal Arts

Tuesday June 20, 2023
9:00 am

Resources: Russian Independent Media Archive

The Gagarin Center at Bard College is partnering with PEN America to launch the Russian Independent Media Archive (RIMA), a project that aims to preserve the last two decades of independent Russian journalism, an irreplaceable historical record at risk of erasure as Russian media outlets not aligned with the regime of President Vladimir Putin are shuttered and their reporters and editors are cast into exile. The project is inspired by Masha Gessen, Bard faculty member and trustee of PEN America, a nonprofit organization that works to defend free expression worldwide through the advancement of literature and human rights, and made possible with the support of Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust, advised by PEN America trustee Peter Barbey

Launched with the content from more than a dozen outlets and a half-million entries, the digital archive will include over 519,000 documents from more than 70 independent national, regional, investigative and cultural news outlets published since President Putin took office in 2000. The archive will make the journalism of this pivotal period accessible to the reporters, historians, political scientists and other researchers whose work counters propaganda-driven manipulation of Russia’s historical narrative. The archives may be viewed here.

The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, which contributes to archiving and securing data from Russian media and provides technical consultations, is also collaborating on the project. With the support of the Mass Media Defence Center, PEN America is entering into licensing agreements with participating outlets to protect their copyright while the archive serves as a secure home for the content.