Title VIII Fellowships Available to Study Elementary Kazakh (UW-Madison CESSI)

Deadline: Open

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison still has some seats available in the Elementary Kazakh class and will award two Title VIII fellowships to eligible applicants who are interested in studying Elementary Kazakh this summer!

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Study Abroad: Partnership for Russian, East European and Eurasian Folklore, Kazakhstan

Program Dates: August 10-23 2022 

Frustrated that you can’t travel to Russia this summer?  Consider Kazakhstan, home to millions of native Russian speakers in both urban and rural settings.

PREEEF is a non-profit that supports folklore expeditions to Eastern Europe and Eurasia.  We do this by  connecting volunteers with local scholars who welcome the extra hands in the field.

This summer PREEEF is collaborating with Dr. Alevtina Tsvetkova (Pavlodar State University) on an expedition to the Katon-Karagai District of East Kazakhstan.   The team will document songs, stories, rituals, oral histories, a honey festival and local lore. Most informants trace their descent from Old Believers who settled here 3 centuries ago.

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