Fellowship in Human Rights, Inequality, and the Future of Work (University of Texas at Austin)

Deadline: Rolling applications, beginning April 22, 2021 

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, an interdisciplinary human rights center housed in the School of Law, seeks applications for a post-doctoral or research fellowship beginning July 1, 2021 and running through July 30, 2022. Applicants from all countries and relevant disciplines are welcome to apply. 

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CFP: 2022 Conference Northeast Modern Language Association

Deadline: April 29, 2021

NeMLA invites you to submit session proposals about Slavic Studies for next year’s Northeast Modern Language Association conference (NeMLA ’22 – Baltimore | March 10-13).

Submitters are encouraged to submit session formats beyond the traditional panel, including but not limited to roundtables, creative sessions, and sessions with innovative uses of technology.   We welcome joint proposal submissions between faculty of various ranks and/or graduate students.    If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email julia.titus@yale.edu

See below for more information about the Convention-

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Grad. Program: MA in Slavic at UChicago

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Students seeking to improve their qualifications for Ph.D. programs or work in the professions might be interested in the University of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Humanities. MAPH offers a concentration in Russian and East European Studies and also a Two-Year Language Option, which allows students in good standing to take a second year of courses devoted to language study with a 95% tuition remission (for the second year). The one-year program focuses on development of theoretical/analytical skills.

The deadline to apply for next year is April 30. A more detailed description is found below.

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Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Location: Remote (New York, NY)

Position Summary

Freedom House is seeking three (3) motivated candidates to inaugurate the nine-month Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship program. Freedom in the World is Freedom House’s flagship analysis on political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories. Produced since 1973, it is the most widely read and cited report of its kind, used on a regular basis by policymakers, journalists, academics, activists, and others. The most recent edition of Freedom in the World, published in March 2021, was cited in the Washington Post, the AtlanticNBC NewsCNN, the BBC, and in a March 3 speech about US foreign policy by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, among many other places.  

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Conference: Russian Film Symposium

Russian Film Symposium

On three upcoming sets of Friday/Saturdays—30 April-1 May; then 7-8 May; then 14-15 May—between the hours of 11.00-1.30, the University of Pittsburgh Russian Film Symposium offers three platforms: New Documentary, New Horror, and New Animation

Seventeen films (2015-2020) will be screened, with introductions and commentary by leading film scholars.  Advanced registration is required at rfs.eventive.org to acquire free tickets.  For more information, see rusfilm.pitt.edu.

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Conference: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster

Event Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

University of California at Santa Barbara cordially invites participants to “Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster,” an interdisciplinary conference, which will be hosted virtually at the UCSB on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9:00am-4:00pm (Pacific Time, US & Canada).
An international slate of speakers representing a variety of disciplines will share their insights and reflections during the week of the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. An associated Carsey-Wolf Center virtual discussion of the award-winning documentary “The Babushkas of Chernobyl,” with Director Holly Morris, will take place at 4pm (Pacific Time, US & Canada), on the preceding day, Thursday, April 29, 2021, before which registered participants can pre-screen the film. Further details about the program and participants and information on registering for both events can be found through the conference website: https://chernobyl.gss.ucsb.edu

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CFP: Motivation in Teaching/Learning Slavic Languages

Deadline: April 28, 2021

About the journal: DiSlaw is a multilingual, subject-specific language journal for Slavic foreign and heritage languages in German-speaking countries. As a theoretically well founded and practice-oriented journal, DiSlaw targets everybody who is concerned with teaching Slavic foreign and heritage languages. Further information is available here: https://www.uibk.ac.at/slawistik/dislaw/index.html.en

The first issue of the newly founded open access journal DiSlaw (Didaktik der Slawischen Sprachen) is dedicated to the topic of motivation with the aim of stimulating discourse on motivation from the perspective of teaching and learning Slavic languages. The first issue of DiSlaw will not only focus on motivational aspects of online learning, but also deal with general questions regarding motivation in the (foreign) language classroom, as well as the motivational design of teaching and learning processes.

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Funding: Virtual Travel Fellowships (American Literary Translators Association)

Deadline: April 19, 2021

Reminder that the American Literary Translators Association is offering Virtual Travel Fellowships, an opportunity for emerging translators closing next week.
Each year, ALTA offers a number of fellowships to emerging translators to assist them in participating in the annual ALTA conference. This year with the shift to a mixed-presence conference, ALTA is once again pivoting its annual Travel Fellowship program to a Virtual Travel Fellowship program: the selected Fellows will each receive a $500 prize and their work will be celebrated with a virtual reading during the conference.

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Call for Submissions: Scholarly Papers 2021 Prize (Nabokov Society)

Deadline for Nominations: April 30th, 2021

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is currently seeking submissions for its 2021 Prizes, generously funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation, for excellence in undergraduate and graduate-level work, published articles, and books. Work can be self-nominated. Instructors are invited to nominate students. The deadline for nominations is April 30th.
Further information is available at: https://thenabokovian.org/prizes

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Prof. Devt: Russian Teacher Training Workshops (Indiana U)

Deadline: Ongoing

Indiana University invites Russian instructors of all levels to a workshop series on topics in effective language teaching organized by the Russian Flagship program and the Hamilton Lugar School. A limited number of seats are still available. Registration for the remaining seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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