CFP: 5th Annual Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society (Istanbul, Turkey)

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

The 5th International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society
IEPAS2018

“Conference Theme: Diplomatic Representation of Cities

Bahariye Mevlevihanesi, Istanbul – Turkey
Monday,  April 23, 2018 – Tuesday,  April 24, 2018 (All Day)

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
Registration Deadline for Presenters: March 20, 2018

 

This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery on Eurasian Studies. IEPAS2018 will afford the opportunity for networking new relationships, hearing the latest research, presenting and publishing before a global audience and experiencing Turkey.

 

IEPAS2018 Conference Topics and Streams

 

Diplomatic Representation of Cities
  • Turkey in Eurasia
  • Turkic Countries
  • Geopolitics of Eurasia
  • Energy Politics and Energy Security of Eurasia
  • Globalisation in Eurasia
  • Regions and Regionalism in Eurasia
  • Islamic Movements in Eurasia
  • Democracy in Eurasia
  • Civilisation & Diplomacy in Eurasia
  • Modernization in Eurasia
  • Migration in Eurasia
  • Terrorism and Eurasia
  • Cultural Diplomacy in Eurasia
  • Eurasia in World Politics
  • Historical Perspectives to Eurasia
  • Major and Regional Powers in Eurasia
  • The Socio-Economic Structure and Future of Eurasia
  • Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Eurasia
And relevant subjects…
For more information click here.

Funding Opportunity: Fellows Program (The Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: January 14, 2018

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is a three week study trip for students who are matriculated in graduate programs or are completing undergraduate degrees in 2018 in Holocaust studies and related fields. The Fellowship will offer up to four Faculty Fellowships in 2018. These Fellowships will be for faculty who teach the Holocaust in any discipline but have not made its history their primary area of study.

 Program dates are still tentative but are anticipated to be June 24 – July 16, 2018

Students of all faiths and ethnicities with an interest in Holocaust studies, Jewish Studies, Polish-Jewish history, memory, or human rights are strongly encouraged to apply. The program covers all costs, including international travel, lodging, room and board, and materials, except travel to the program’s start in New York City.

The AJC Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. It is the goal of the Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program that Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Faculty Fellows (The Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: February 11, 2018

Faculty Fellows

Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Krakow, Warsaw, Lódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator.

The Fellowship will offer Faculty Fellowships in 2018. These Fellowships will be for faculty who teach the Holocaust in any discipline but have not made its history their primary area of study. The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program – Faculty Fellowship is open to professors of all faiths.  Continue reading

CFP: Crimea – The Literary, Cultural, and Historical Reflection (Prague, Czechia)

Deadline for Submissions: March 01, 2018

INVITATION TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Crimea – the literary, cultural and historical reflection

25th 6 to 27 6th 2018 Academic conference center Hus-Jilská, Hus
4a 110 00 Praha 1

The conference is part of an international project, which is supported
Czech Academy of Sciences (program strategy and 21 – Europe and the state:
between civilization and barbarism).

On the occasion of the international meeting of the project team wants imagine
their work and initiate a broader scientific debate on the topic.

We look forward to your contributions relating to the following topics:

• Literary topos Crimea
• traumatic Crimea as a place of cultural memory
• Crimea as a crossroads of cultures
• Crimean Tatars
• Crimea as Russian imperial figure
• The media war of Crimea
• Current research on intercultural Crimea
• Myth Crimea Crimea as a sacred place in the Russian imagination, as Crimea
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Study Abroad: Trans-Siberian Program (U of New Hampshire)

Deadline for application: February 28, 2018

Unique Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program, University of New Hampshire
 

What is the program?

The UNH Russia Program is a unique summer study abroad opportunity for all interested students to experience first-hand the vastness of Russia. Students travel with UNH faculty and study Russian language, culture, and history with stays in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and a trip across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad! Visits include cultural, historical, and political venues (including the Duma, Kremlin, Hermitage, WWII bunker, Gulag Museum, Tatar hat workshop, hiking around Lake Baikal, participate in traditional Russian folk wedding, Lenin’s house in Gorki, banya, Russo-Japanese war fortresses and bunkers in Vladivostok) with readings and discussion at each site.
 
4 Week and 8 Week Programs
 
4 Week program: Earn 8 UNH credits studying culture and history while traveling to St. Petersburg, Moscow and on to Siberia, with stops in Kazan, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Arshan (a village in Buryatiya) and ending in Vladivostok. No prior study of Russian language is required. Survival Russian included in pre-departure and in-country work. All students with an interest in Russian history, politics and culture should apply. Tentative program dates: May 23-June 25.
 
8 Week program: After the above 4 weeks of travel, students stay in Moscow and have language classes taught by faculty from Language Link. Earn an addition 8 credits studying Russian language (grammar, conversation and phonetics at the appropriate level with 4 additional hours a week of conversational work.) These credits are issued by Language Link.Tentative program dates: May 23-July 23.
 
Pre-departure orientation sessions (via Skype) and pre-departure assignments (reading, lectures and work done on-line with a UNH faculty member.) 
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the full expanse of Russia!

How do I apply or learn more?

Academic Job: Ukrainian Research Institute (Harvard)

Deadline for applications: January 15, 2018

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies.

Application: Online

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is currently accepting applications for its research fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications from interested individuals must be submitted by January 15, 2018 through the online application form on HURI’s website.

HURI’s fellowship program supports distinguished scholars from around the world to carry out research in residence on topics pertaining to Ukrainian Studies. While at HURI, they can connect with experts, attend lectures and other events with world-renowned speakers, and make use of the resources at Harvard University, including its vast library collections.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the following fellowships are offered:

  • The Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
  • The HURI/Ukrainian Studies Fund Research Fellowships (mid-career)
  • The Petro Jacyk Distinguished Fellowship (senior)

Fellows receive a monthly stipend to assist with the cost of housing, health insurance, and living expenses. The fellowships also provide direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.

Eligibility: Individuals must have demonstrated a commitment to Ukrainian Studies and hold a doctorate in history, literature, philology, culture, or a related area of study in the humanities and social sciences fields.

Nominations for the Jacyk fellowship may also be submitted.

For more information about eligibility and applying, please see the Fellowships section of the HURI website.

Read about the 2017-2018 fellows here.

Visit our website or contact Tamara Nary for additional information:

nary@fas.harvard.edu
617-495-3549

Internship: Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)

OPIT gives students the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural skills demanded by today’s global market. English-language internships are available in a wide range of fields, including business, humanities, social sciences, innovation, and STEM disciplines throughout the Balkans, the Baltics, and Eurasia.

Program Description

Through OPIT’s six-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. Participants can choose a placement in a variety of fields, including business, democracy building, human rights, education, science, technology, gender issues, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services in 17 countries in Southeast Europe, Eurasia, and the Baltics.

A full-time in-country American Councils staff person oversees the professional and intercultural program, assists participants in administrative and personal matters, and works closely with the host organization to ensure that participants are engaged in meaningful projects. The OPIT program draws on an extensive network of community partners, expert regional staff, and overseas resources developed by American Councils over the years.

Knowledge of a foreign-language is not required; however, the program does provide foreign language internships to interested and qualified students, and all students have the opportunity to combine their internships with intensive language study.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding: Olympiad Competition (HSE)

Date of Exam: February 15, 2018

National Research University Higher School of Economics is honored to invite juniors, seniors and recent graduates to participate in our International Students’ Olympiad. The winners will receive priority admission with financial support to one of HSE’s two-year English-language master’s programs, which span a wide range of interests, from economics to computer sciences, linguistics, and international relations.  Scholarships are available.

The Olympiad – a written exam consisting of various problems and essay questions – will be held in your university location in Austin Texas in cooperation with CREEES.

15 February 2018 4 pm Burdine 231, UTAustin, TX Any questions?Ask Oxana Budjko at obudjko@hse.ru

 

At the moment, HSE offers 28 two-year master’s programs taught entirely in English. The full list of all master’s programs taught in English is available at https://www.hse.ru/admissions/graduate-apply.

Here are some more useful links:

A short video about a day of international students at HSE

HSE Presentation  for international students

Registration is open via link https://olymp.hse.ru/en/ma/expresspolls/poll/201119210.

Graduate Program: Slavic Lit/Culture & Film Studies (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2018

For full scholarship consideration, please submit all application materials by Monday, 15 January (apologies for cross-posting).

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The University of Pittsburgh Slavic Department (http://www.slavic.pitt.edu/) invites applications to its graduate program, which provides a full range of courses, with particular strengths in the study of contemporary Russian culture, Russian/Soviet cinema, and Russian literature.  Our program has supported dissertations in such diverse areas as contemporary Russian prose, Soviet postmodern culture, Thaw cinema,1930s-40s Soviet civic poetry, prison culture of the Belomor Canal, post-Soviet philosophy, the Soviet anekdot, and Stagnation-era television serials.  Financial aid (both non-teaching fellowships and teaching assistantships) is available to qualified applicants. Applications will be accepted until Monday, 15 January 2018 and must be submitted electronically at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=up-as.  For more information,see http://slavic.pitt.edu/graduate/requirements.

PhD students help organize the annual Russian Film Symposium (http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu) and edit the refereed journal Studies in Slavic Cultures (http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/sisc/).  Alongside primary study towards the degree, students typically are mentored in obtaining MA or PhD certificates in one or more of five interdepartmental programs:

By PhD conferral, students will have teaching experience in culture, cinema, language, and literature courses(team-taught and stand-alone formats).  PhD recipients have received academic job offers or post-doctoral fellowships in such institutions as Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Stanford Humanities Center, University College London, University of Texas Austin, Vanderbilt, and William and Mary.  Other PhD recipients have competed successful for senior academic administrative positions in International Studies, for work in Russian media analysis consulting in the public sector, and for teaching and administrative positions in private secondary education. Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoctoral research positions, HSE (Moscow)

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2018

The Higher School of Economics International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the history of World War II and Soviet society.

The job involves:

  • Working under the supervision of Oleg Budnitskii, the Center’s Director, and Michael David-Fox, the Academic advisor at the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences
  • Participants are encouraged to pursue their own research that is thematically related to the Center’s research project on the history of World War II and wartime Stalinism, as well as on other topics dealing with Soviet history and culture more broadly
  • Writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals
  • Providing consultations on writing scholarly papers in English to Russian colleagues and students
  • Participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Center’s development
  • Public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community
  • Some teaching is encouraged, though not required.
The HSE offers access to its library and electronic resources.

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