CFP: Otherness in Russian Literature and Culture (Oxford)

Deadline to submit abstracts: February 25th, 2018

University of Oxford
16-17 May 2018

Description
The concept of otherness has always played a pivotal role in the human condition. Finely interwoven into human nature, otherness can take many shapes and forms – from an accent, a dress code, or the colour of one’s skin, to less visible markers of perceived and felt otherness. But what is the scope of otherness in the context of Russia, a country whose endless swathes of land are home to a myriad array of people of diverse and multifaceted backgrounds and identities? Where does Russia end and the Other begin, and how have perceptions of these identities changed throughout the ages? Can otherness be positive, or is it always a negative phenomenon?

This interdisciplinary conference invites proposals for papers from a variety of disciplines in Russian studies, including, but not limited to: literature, film, art, music, gender studies, history, politics, anthropology and digital humanities. Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian and Cognitive Linguistics

Deadline for applications: February 2, 2018

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for two postdoctoral fellowships in Russian and Cognitive Linguistics at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, to work with supervisors Tore Nesset and Laura Janda. The deadline for applications is February 2, 2018.

For more information on the application process, click here.

Candidates are also welcome to address questions to Tore Nesset and Laura Janda.

Study Abroad: Harvard Summer Russian Program (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Deadline for application: January 25, 2018

Dates: June 10 – August 4, 2018

2018 Faculty: Dr. Veronika Egorova

Advance your Russian-language skills while exploring Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s longstanding cultural and political relationship with Russia. The ancient capital city of Tbilisi, which is rapidly developing itself for the twenty-first century, offers a distinctive and fascinating site for continuing your Russian-language learning. You’ll also take several trips within Georgia – to Mtskheta, Davit Gareja, Gori, Borjomi, Batumi, and Kazbegi — to gain a deeper understanding of the Georgian nation and its regional context. Students can use their Russian in hands-on situations with a Russian theatrical troupe and in opportunities to participate in an archaeological dig.

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Competition: Machine Learning (Moscow)

Deadline for application: February 10, 2018

For students who combine an interest in data with an interest in Russia, this could be a very enriching experience. Students interested in math and computer sciences are invited to participate in the first ever international contest in Data Analysis.

The IDAO (International Data Analysis Olympiad), created by leading experts in data analysis for their future colleagues, aims to bring together analysts, scientists, professionals, and junior researchers from all over the world on a single platform. This is the first time an event of this scale will be held in Russia. The HSE Faculty of Computer Science, Yandex and Harbour. Space University organize the Olympiad with the support of Sverbank.

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Graduate Programs: MA & PhD (University of Virginia)

Deadline for application: January 15, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia welcomes applications for three graduate programs, the MA in Contemporary Russian Studies, the MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the MA+PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures. The
MA in Contemporary Russian Studies offers courses in Russian literature, language, culture, history, politics, art history, religious studies, and sociology, as well as further study in advanced
Russian language. The MA and MA+PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures train scholars primarily in Russian literature and culture. At the PhD level students take secondary offerings in Polish language and Polish and Central European literature. Students may also take courses in related areas in other language departments, English, History, and Religious Studies, among many others.

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Study Abroad: Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty)

Deadline for application: February 15, 2018

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind all that applications for summer 2018 intensive language immersion programs are approaching.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)
RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian)

*American Councils is pleased to announce special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Russian participating in the American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies in Moscow.

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CfP: Contested Bodies: Identities and Spaces in Post-Soviet Territories (U of Pennsylvania)

Deadline for application: December 20, 2017

Contested Bodies: Identities and Spaces in Post-Soviet Territories
March 15-16,2018 (University of Pennsylvania)
Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017

What does it mean to be a ‘post-Soviet person’ today? The Soviet Union was created and held together on the premise that the power of class consciousness could create a community that transcends the limitations of ethnicity and language. The events of 1991 shattered this illusion. As the USSR dissolved, newly created states and people across the post-Soviet space were left with the task of figuring out who they were and to what country, body politic, language, and culture they belonged. In the early post-Soviet years, this process was manifested in social violence in the form of armed conflicts in Georgia and Moldova, the expulsion of Russian nationals from Central Asian states, and criminal infighting over the privatization of former Soviet industrial complexes. As time passed, however, it began to seem that the people and states of the region were embarking on an era of peaceful co-existence, built on shared recognition of their common history and present situation in the world.

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Funding: Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant (ARISC)

Deadline for Applications: March 16, 2018

ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant

Deadline: March 16, 2018
Contact Information: 
info “at” arisc. org

Project Description:
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery! and donors, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project.

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Restoration of threatened archaeological remains
  • Stabilization of historical resources
  • Long-term protection for archaeological sites or historical monuments
  • Curation and permanent exhibition of heritage materials
  • Cataloging and recording of collections
  • Digitization of heritage materials for wider public access
  • Enhancement of conservation lab facilities
  • Advanced training for specialists

Given the level of funding, these awards can also be used as seed grants to demonstrate the feasibility of a pilot program and/or in concert with funds from parallel sources.

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Academic Job: Prof. of International Studies (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017

EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Faculty
WORKING TITLE: Professor of International Studies
OFFICIAL TITLE: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)
HIRING DEPARTMENT: A488300-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/SOCIOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY
FTE: 100%
ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE: AUGUST 20, 2018
ADVERTISED SALARY: Negotiable; ACADEMIC (9 months)
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Ph.D. degree in anthropology, sociology, geography, or related field prior to start of appointment.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: Teaching experience required. For tenure-track position, demonstrated potential for excellence in research required. For tenured position, record of excellence in research, teaching, and service.

POSITION SUMMARY:
UW-Madison is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor with tenure in International Studies beginning August 20, 2018. Successful applicant will engage in the intellectual life of their home department through teaching, scholarly research and service. Successful applicant will be expected to teach two courses per semester with half in the International Studies Major and half in their tenure home. The appointee is expected to teach International Studies 101: Introduction to International Studies in rotation with other IS faculty as well as specialized courses in the area of the appointee’s expertise. Scholarly research and service also required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The International Studies Major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(http://www.ismajor.wisc.edu) seeks a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor and research experience in sociological, geographical, or anthropological approaches to the contemporary (post-Cold War) world. We seek a scholar with a place-based approach to the field, preferably with a regional focus on the Middle East; Central, East, or Southeast Asia; or Europe. The successful candidate will contribute to the International Studies Major’s research and teaching areas of global security, political economy, global culture, and/or human rights, broadly construed. Continue reading

Academic Job: Post Doctoral Fellow (ASU)

Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2018

Post Doctoral Fellow

JOB#: 12232

Arizona State University’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in July 2018. The one-year fellowship is open to early-career scholars who received their PhD in or after June 2016, whose work combines regional focus with global relevance.  As well as conducting their own research, the Melikian postdoctoral fellow will teach two seminar classes at ASU’s Barrett Honors College; participate in Melikian Center workshops and events; and contribute to the Center’s public profile through community programming, grant-writing, and/or generating content for the Center’s online presence. Post-doctoral appointments at ASU do not offer tenure, but may be renewed annually, subject to funding.

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research institution committed to discovery and scholarship in the integrated social sciences and comprehensive arts and sciences. The Melikian Center was established in 1984, with a mission is to advance innovative research and teaching on the languages, societies and geopolitics of greater Eurasia, building capacities for cultural awareness and knowledge-driven global engagement. The Barrett Honors College was established in 1988, and has more national merit scholars than MIT, Duke, Brown or Stanford. In 2015, the New York Times described Barrett as the “gold standard” in honors colleges.

Applications are welcomed from scholars in any academic discipline. Applicants with demonstrated interest in public-facing or engaged scholarship, and willingness to contribute to grant development and proposal preparation at the Center are especially encouraged.

To apply, please submit cover letter, current CV, a one-page seminar course prospectus and three confidential letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 2nd, 2018. Application materials, and request letters of reference to be sent using https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10581.

Background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

Application Deadline:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 10:00pm

* 10 PM Arizona Time – Midnight Eastern Time