Internship: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Deadline for Applications: June 8, 2018

Work with MoMA curators and educators and gain experience in the museum field. Internships offered seasonally and for 12 months.

  • Learn about our mission, collections, and organizational systems
  • Gain practical and theoretical training in museum work
  • Contemplate the role of museums in contemporary society
  • Work closely with a member of the MoMA staff
  • Attend curator talks and a weekly lecture series
 Apply on Museum of Modern Art website

Funding: U.S.- RUS Relations Fellowship (IREX)

Deadline for Applications: May 7, 2018

IREX has announced a call for applications for the U.S. Russia Experts Program.  The program supports and develops the talents, skills and proficiencies of U.S. graduate students interested in Russia, and U.S .- Russian relations.  The fellowship program is designed to deepen expertise and knowledge, strengthen U.S.-Russian connections and linkages, and improve U.S.-Russian understanding.

Program Guidelines and Eligibility

Fellowships for up to $5,000 will be awarded to fund customized research and professional development activities related to U.S.-Russian relations from June 2018 – January 2019.  The fellowship is open to U.S.-based current and recent graduates of master’s and professional development programs in the fields of Russian-area studies, business, law, public policy and the social sciences. U.S. and Russian citizens may apply.

The fellowship application deadline is May 7, 2018. The online application is available here.

CFP: Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence (Krakow, Poland)

Deadline for Submissions: May 11, 2018

Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence.  The touristic presentation of Jewish heritage in many cities belies long and difficult histories but nevertheless recognition through the protection, conservation and interpretation of this heritage is of increasing importance.  However, within their wider context of urban heritage, many sites and narratives of former, and existing, Jewish communities face a number of issues that require deeper examination and policy/practical responses.

Being held during the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this Conference is dedicated to addressing Urban Jewish Heritage and the multi-layered issues it faces.

Its aim is to examine, discuss and explore pasts, presents and futures for cities and towns with Jewish heritage. The Conference recognises that the threats to Jewish heritage are complex and dynamic and there is a need to identify new thinking to preserve and sustainably manage both the tangible and intangible aspects of Jewish culture and to communicate this to a wider audience.  In doing so, it seeks to address the following indicative questions:

  • What are the pressures upon Jewish heritage in the urban context and what levels of protection and conservation are in place to deal with such pressures?
  • How can new and sensitive uses be found for Jewish heritage in towns and cities?
  • What management models can be applied to Jewish heritage to ensure its sustainability?
  • What forms of relationships exist between Jewish heritage sites and urban tourism?
  • What are the touristic experiences with Jewish heritage?
  • To what extent is the interpretation of Jewish heritage effective and geared to an increasingly cosmopolitan and younger audience?
  • What is the role of the museum in the mediation and representation of Jewish heritage?
  • How is the intangible cultural heritage of the Jewish community communicated?

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Study Abroad: Russian Summer Program (Yanka Kupala State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2018

We would like to introduce you the opportunity for your students to take part in Russian Language Summer School 2018 at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus.

Russian Language Summer School is a 3-week Intensive course aimed at development / improvement of the Russian language speaking fluency and immersion in Belarusian culture.

Course duration: August, 5-25
Course timetable: 70 h
Course levels: from beginner to advanced
Groups: up to 8 students in a group
Homepage: www.rls.grsu.by
Deadline for the application: 25.05.2018
Participation fee: 325 Euro

The course includes:

  • a four-hour Russian lesson a day with an experienced teacher (60 hours in total)
  • a 10-hour elective course (Country Studies through Language / Business Russian / Karaoke in Russian / Belarusian language)
  • a cooking class
  • film viewings
  • lectures on Belarusian history and culture
  • excursions around the city of Grodno
  • a visit to one of the enterprises of Grodno
  • a daily opportunity to practice Russian with Belarusian students

    At extra cost:

  • day-tours outside Grodno at the weekends.

Past Participant Feedback on their website or FB group

For more information please see the homepage or contact us by e-mail rls@grsu.by

CFP: “Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th C” (Faberge Museum)

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2018

The call for papers for the International Academic Conference “Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”, to be held September 20–22, 2018 at Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg, will soon be over. The final paper submission deadline is May 15, 2018.

In the period from the early 19th to the early 20th centuries, jewellery art tread the path from the Empire style to Art Nouveau, saw the appearance of a constellation of brilliant jewellers, got itself noticed at World’s Fairs, contributed to the revival of old jewellery techniques, and began to be collected by both connoisseurs and museums.

  • What changes occurred in the typologies, style, and techniques used in the jewellery art throughout that period?
  • What role did the personal preferences of royals, nobles, bourgeois play in the evolution of the jewellery art?
  • How were political and military cataclysms, socio-economic changes, and the technological progress reflected in the jewellery art of the time?
  • How did collectors’ tastes change, and what part did jewellery art play in private and museum collections?

These and other questions will be among the topics discussed at the Fabergé Museum conference dedicated to the history of the jewellery art worldwide from the early 19th century to 1917.

Fabergé Museum is expanding its range of topics, covering a very wide geographic area. However, Russian jewellery art will remain the center of its focus and research.
To apply for the conferece, please submit a 300-word abstract with a short academic CV to conference@fabergemuseum.ru. All participants will be also asked to fill out the registarion form.
Papers must be original. Reviews of published books, chapters, articles, or any other previously published material will not be considered.
The conference languages are English and Russian. A publication is planned.

Conference Secretary: Maria Kosheleva
Tel.: +7 (812) 333 26 55
E-mail: conference@fabergemuseum.ru

Fabergé Museum International Academic Conference
“Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”
September 20–22, 2018
Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg

Internship: Culture.pl in Warsaw (Adam Mickiewicz Institute)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Intern at Culture.pl of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw​
INTERNSHIP IN WARSAW FOR UT STUDENTS

NOTE: Specialized internships can also be arranged for the following areas of focus:

  • graphic design
  • podcasting
  • film editing
  • translation

Deadline for ​Fall 2018 internship: April 30.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, which is funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture,​ is accepting applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the academic year. The internship is open to UT graduate students and undergraduate students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates. Internships will take place at the Warsaw editorial office of Culture.pl, a leading website about Polish culture run by the institute.

Requirements:

• Current student at UT-Austin
• Outstanding writing and editing skills (in English)
• Previous experience with website content management systems and/or social media
• Interest in Polish culture

Knowledge of Polish or enrollment in Polish language study or tutoring is preferred, but not required.

Duties:

Interns will collaborate with the editorial team of the English version of Culture.pl. They will be expected to work on-site, Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm during the duration of the 2-3 month internship (exact dates to be arranged with Culture.pl staff).

The intern’s daily duties will include:

• Preparing press materials for publication on the website
• Compose or edit written content about Polish culture
• Promote the website through link building and social media activity
• Publish content on the website
• Assist the web publishing team with the upkeep of the website

Please clearly state your interest in whichever area you are hoping to work
and describe your qualifications in the area in your cover letter.

The Offer:

• A friendly, English-speaking work environment in Warsaw’s trendiest district
• An introduction to the basic techniques of internet marketing
• Opportunities to publish original articles on one of Poland’s leading English-language websites
• Connections to potential housing options in Warsaw
• $1,000 professional development award from the UT Polish Studies Endowment for interns who qualify.

Note: Must either plan to study Polish while in Warsaw, be interested in Polish cultural studies, or have Polish language background to qualify for this funding.

Interns must cover all travel costs as well as rent, food and entertainment while in Warsaw. Interns who receive the professional development award must also agree to and complete the following conditions:

1. Write and submit a news article with photos about their experience while abroad to be published on both the Slavic Department and Austin Polish Society website.
2. Write a thank you letter to the donors of the Austin Polish Society, who have made funding for the scholarship possible, and plan to speak about the experience at an Austin Polish Society member meeting upon return to Austin.

To Apply:

Submit the following materials to the UTBox upload widget at this address by the application deadline:

– Current CV & Reference (1-2 page CV, file name: LastName-CV.pdf) – Be sure to include contact information for a professional or academic reference at the bottom or last page of the CV file, including their title, name, email and phone number, as well as how/when you worked together. It is best practice to notify the person you are including as a reference in case they are contacted about your application.
– Cover letter (file name: LastName-CoverLetter.pdf)
– English-language writing sample (file name: LastName-Sample.pdf) – a blog post, article, or paper from a class will do

Please direct inquiries to:

Agnes Sekowski, CREEES
Office hours: 10am–5pm in BUR 440
agnes.sekowski@utexas.edu
512-232-9123 <(512)%20232-9123>

Adam Zulawski, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
azulawski@iam.pl

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Uni. South Carolina)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina is accepting applications for one full-time non-tenure track Instructor of Russian beginning August 16, 2018 at a 9-month salary of $42,000. This is an annual appointment that must be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

Duties: Teach introductory through advanced Russian language, with possible opportunity for one culture or linguistics course per year (four classes per semester); prepare course syllabi and handouts; evaluate and grade student class work, assignments and papers; maintain required records including student attendance and grades; maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students; participate in program and departmental meetings and activities, including program building.

Required Education and Experience: A Master’s degree in Russian or a related field is required and must be in hand by August 1, 2018. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is expected. Must currently be authorized to work in the U.S., without future need of any sponsorship for employment authorization.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. in Russian, or a related field.

Please apply via this link. If the posting does not come up immediately, search the main jobs site under “Russian.”

Candidates must complete an application and upload:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • One-page teaching philosophy
  • Full set of teaching evaluations
  • List of three references with contact information.

Screening will begin immediately.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Travel: Summer Internships in Siberia (“Cosmopolitan” Educational Center)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

“Cosmopolitan” Educational Center invites students to participate in their language & creativity summer camps that will be located in the beautiful Altai area and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk from mid-June until early August, 2018. Applicants are welcome to participate as an international intern teaching English to Russian children, supervising a creativity workshop and learning Russian with our professional teacher. Join the outdoor adventure tourism program of the Altai Mountains session that comprises rafting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, excursions. Get a first-hand experience of the creative program of the session in Novosibirsk and enjoy the sites of the capital city of Siberia. Tours of Novosibirsk and trips to the beautiful Siberian towns of Tomsk, Irkutsk and to magnificent Lake Baikal will be organized between and after the camp sessions. The internship fees are very reasonable.

More information is available on the website and applicants are able to speak with former participants if requested.

Feel free to contact the Director Natalia Bodrova at cosmoschool2@mail.ru or cosmoschool7@gmail.com with any questions and application inquiries.

Funding: Home and Abroad Scholars (SRAS)

Deadline for Application: May 1, 2018

Home and Abroad awards $5,000-$10,000 to students who want to study abroad and serve an intense, resume-building internship.

Applications for the summer/fall session are being accepted through May 1!

Find out more at http://www.SRAS.org/HA

Application deadlines for other fall semester programs start May 15. See individual program pages for details.

For fall, 2018, offering include:

  • In most locations: Russian as a Second Language http://sras.org/rsl
  • Internships http://sras.org/intern
  • Challenge Grants (funding!) http://sras.org/challenge
  • In Warsaw: Security and Society http://www.securityandsociety.org/
  • In Bishkek: Central Asian Studies http://sras.org/ca
  • In Kiev: Policy and Conflict in the Post Soviet Space http://sras.org/pcon
  • In Russia: Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO http://sras.org/mgimo
  • Society, Business, and the Arts http://sras.org/sba
  • Russia and the Environment http://sras.org/environment
  • The Russian Far East http://www.sras.org/rfe

Study Abroad: Summer Russian Program in Tbilisi (Harvard Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Harvard Summer Russian Program in Tbilisi, Georgia
Dates: June 10 – August 4, 2018
2018 Faculty: Dr. Veronika Egorova
Advance 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. Students will 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.

Program Structure
Studies include intermediate-Russian language courses every weekday with additional opportunities to explore Georgian and Russian culture, history, literature, film, and food. Note: A pre-departure basic introduction to the Georgian language and alphabet will be available for participants and additional non-credit Georgian language study may be arranged as part of the program in Tbilisi for those desiring to study Georgian.

Courses
RUSS S-BG Study Abroad in Tbilisi, Georgia: Intermediate Russian

This program counts as one full-year course (8 credits) of degree credit.

The Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi, Georgia, provides students with a full course in intermediate-level Russian language instruction. Language study tracks the content of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Russian B-level courses (equivalent to Russian Ba-Bb, Bta-Btb, or Bab), preparing students to continue in Advanced Russian/Third-Year (Russian 101-103); the program includes 140 hours of language instruction. The unique situation in Tbilisi also allows students to explore Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s 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 Russian-language learning.

Where Students Live and Study
Program participants will stay in double rooms at a small hotel convenient to the historical center of Tbilisi and to International School of Economics (ISET), where classes will be held. The hotel is also a short walk from the museum and arts district, and offers numerous shopping and restaurant opportunities nearby. All hotel rooms and the classrooms have air conditioning. Wifi is available at both the hotel and the university.

Daily breakfast and dinner will be provided at the hotel’s restaurant. Program participants will be responsible for lunchtime meals except for special program events. Georgian cuisine is a highlight this program, and participants will have ample opportunity to explore Tbilisi’s restaurants and cafes, which feature truly amazing food at very reasonable prices.

More information available at the Harvard Summer School Website:
http://www.summer.harvard.edu
http://www.summer.harvard.edu/study-abroad/tbilisi-georgia

For late applications, please contact Steven Clancy – sclancy@fas.harvard.edu

For language-specific inquiries (involving intermediate Russian or the possibility of Georgian language study) please contact Prof. Steven Clancy <sclancy@fas.harvard.edu>. For broader questions about the Harvard in Tbilisi program, please contact the program leader, Dr. Veronika Egorova <egorova@fas.harvard.edu>.

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