Acad. Job: Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Russian (Saint Louis University)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Interested parties should submit a complete application with a curriculum vitae, cover letter, 4 letters of recommendation (one of which must address the candidate’s language instruction), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for a survey of Russian Culture with a global diversity requirement (1700-present), a transcript of your graduate record, and an article-length writing sample in English.–Russian_2020-00548

ASEEES Grants, Book Prizes

Deadline: April 1; April 15

NEW Call for Applications: ASEEES Summer Dissertation Writing Grants

ASEEES is delighted to announce the new Summer Dissertation Writing Grant program. We are able to offer a limited number of grants, with a maximum stipend of $6000, for graduate students at US universities for the purposes of summer dissertation writing on any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline. The writing grant program is directed at PhD students at US universities who do not qualify for the ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant because they do not intend to conduct research in the region. 

For more information and to apply see:

Please share the announcement with any student who may be interested in this new grant.

Application Deadline:  April 15

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NEH Fellowships

Deadline: April 8, 2020

NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.  Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research.  Projects may be at any stage of development.

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CFP: AATSEEL Annual Conference

Deadline: April 15, 2020

AATSEEL annual conference (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 25-28, 2021)

The AATSEEL Call for Papers is now available:

The 2020 AATSEEL conference in San Diego was a smashing success and we have already started planning next year’s conference in Philadelphia, PA. We are expecting an excellent lineup of workshops, thematic streams and special presentations in 2021.

The AATSEEL conference is a forum for exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2021 conference. The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy and second language acquisition, in addition to literature, cinema, and culture.

Please submit your proposals by April 15, 2020 for early consideration (the final submission deadline is August 1, 2020). Stream proposals should be submitted by March 15 (very soon!). For a list of dates/deadlines visit:

For more information, visit the AATSEEL website: All paper and roundtable proposals must be made through the online submission process – no emailed proposals will be accepted.

Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (Nazarbayev University)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) is still accepting applications for our Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive program in Russian or Kazakh languages. We operate on rolling admissions until April 1 and there is no application fee.

Classes follow standardized US curricula and textbooks, which means that students can return seamlessly to language programs at their home institutions.

At NU, students study languages on our modern campus in an environment that minimizes culture shock and maximizes close contact with multilingual local students.

Program dates:

May 23 – July 22 (equivalent to one academic year)

Program fees:

$5000  (for Russian)    OR       $4000 (for Kazakh)

The fee includes entrance and exit proficiency testing, 8-week language course, dormitory housing in a shared 2-person room, meal plan, cultural program, weekly excursions, local health insurance, airport pick up and drop off, tutoring, books (on loan), gym pass, and official Visa Invitation Letter.

For more information, please visit our website or check out our program video. 

Online Russian Culture Course (Wayne State, Summer 2020)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Intro to Russian Culture (RUS 2710)

1) TUITION: How much does an online course (4 cr) cost for non-Wayne students?

Non-WSU students can register as guests. They will have to pay full tuition based on their residency status.  You can compute the tuition at the following link:


There are several special programs that allow students to take courses at Wayne through their home institution or at a discounted rate:

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Asynchronous online MA in Russian to English Translation Program (University of Wisconsin)

Exam Dates: April 23-26, 2020

Translation and Interpreting Studies at UWM offers professional training in a dynamic environment. Our students develop the skills needed to succeed in a thriving international market. Translation and Interpreting Studies at UWM is recognized by the American Translators Association (ATA) as an Approved Translation & Interpreting School.

Graduate studies in Russian to English Translation can prepare you to:
• become an in-house translator
• become a freelancer
• start up a translation company
• continue in academia
• meet continuing education requirements

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Submissions Wanted: Socrates in Russia

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Socrates in Russia

Editors: Victoria Juharyan (Middlebury College) and Alyssa DeBlasio (Dickinson College)

In a philosophical fragment titled “Socrates in Russia,” the Ukrainian philosopher Gregory Skovoroda (1722-1794) writes: “In Russia there are many men who would be Platos, Aristotles, Zenos, Epicuruses; but they don’t stop to think that the Academy, the Lyceum, and the Stoa developed from the thought of Socrates, as a chick grows from the yolk of an egg. So long as we do not have a Russian Socrates we shall have no Russian Plato or any other philosopher.” Under the guise of a prayer for a Russian Socrates, this fragment reveals Skovoroda’s own self-conception as that very Socrates in Russia. His life and works only reconfirm this notion: Skovoroda left us 33 Platonic dialogues and led the life of a peripatetic philosopher. The introduction to Gregory Skovoroda’s collected works begins with a quote by the legendary Georgian philosopher Merab Mamardashvili (1930-1990), who was himself dubbed as “the Georgian Socrates.” Mamardashvili writes: “…In the history of philosophy, in general, there are these strange cycles, something akin to a play of correspondences… Let’s put it this way: Greek philosophy after all started essentially with Socrates, and for some reason always, when philosophy begins again, it begins with Socrates… Just under a different name… And so, Socratic experience underlies these cycles. It repeats…” There are many other such Socratic figures in the history of Russia’s philosophy, especially as the practice of not writing became an act of resistance against Tsarist and, later, Soviet ideology.

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Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to 16 grants annually, at a maximum of $6,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.  These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up.


Funding: Civil Society in Russia Research Grant

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Thanks to a grant from the US-Russia Foundation, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring grants with stipends of up to $6,000 for the purposes of conducting graduate research related to the rule of law, governance, economy, business, and civil society in Russia. These grants are intended to provide opportunities for young scholars to make connections with Russian peers and senior specialists, promoting long-term professional relations, and to foster the next generation of Russia experts.

Graduate students in MA programs and professional schools are strongly encouraged to apply. PhD students at the predissertation level may apply for pre-dissertation research. 

The grants may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF, and other similarly fully-funded dissertation research fellowships.

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