Tag Archives: February 2019

Grad Program: M.A. REEES (Uni. Oregon)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program at the  University of Oregon (REEES) invites applications for its two-year  M.A. degree.  REEES is the home of undergraduate and graduate programs in all fields connected to Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet
Eurasia at the University of Oregon.

REEES is one of the oldest programs devoted to the study of Russia,  Eastern Europe, and Eurasia in the United States. Established in 1968,  it was a founding institutional member of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. In its first three decades, REEES brought together scholars with a shared interest in the region for occasional lectures, collaborative projects, and social events, and it allowed students in other departments to earn a certificate of mastery in the Russian and East European area. REEES today reflects this long history of interdisciplinary scholarly interaction, but the 1998 merger of REEES with the Russian Department has transformed a loose collegial grouping into a comprehensive degree-granting program at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.  Our roster of 16 participating faculty members and numerous associated, emeritus, and courtesy faculty comprises innovative and committed teachers, with distinguished and in many cases internationally-recognized records of
scholarly publication.

The Master’s program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is designed to combine area studies across disciplines with a concentration within a discipline. Courses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet Eurasia may be found in many departments at UO, including Religious Studies, Art History, Political Science, Comparative Literature, Anthropology, History, Geography, Sociology, Music, and Linguistics, as well as in REEES.  Students concentrate their studies in one of three areas:  Russian literature, Russian history, or Contemporary Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

Application deadline is Feb. 1; for further information please go to
the website, http://reees.uoregon.edu/.

CFP: 4th Tartu REE Conf (Uni. Tartu)

Deadline for Submissions: February 20, 2019

Communities in Flux: Rethinking Sovereignty and Identity in an Era of Change
9-11 June 2019, Tartu, Estonia

The problem of community – moral and political, cultural and civic, national, local, regional and global – is central to many heated debates of our time. These debates often focus on state sovereignty, including such issues as national independence, control over territories and people, interdependence and regional integration, minorities and immigration. However, we live in an increasingly fragmented world, where political polarization and ‘culture wars’ undermine national cohesion. Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space is a region where such controversies are as salient as anywhere in today’s world. In the recent decades, the region has been affected by global post-industrial transformations, while also becoming an arena of multiple overlapping struggles between tradition and change. Conference participants are invited to reflect on these challenges as they are faced by local communities and entire nations; comparative research focusing on the region and beyond is particularly encouraged. Please find full details of the Call at the conference website.

The Tartu Conference is a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental cultural, social, economic and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s life in Russia and Eastern Europe. Inaugurated in June 2016, this forum brings together scholars from across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond. The Programme Committee will consider proposals addressing the above and related questions as well as other issues relevant to the development of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia from any disciplinary angle. Interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly welcome.

Each paper proposal must include an abstract of no more than 300 words. Panel and roundtable proposals should list all speakers, along with abstracts and, if available, information about the chair and the discussant (alternatively, these can be assigned by the Programme Committee). Please use this link to submit your proposal by 20 February 2019.

The 2019 Tartu Conference is organized by the UT’s Centre for EU–Russia Studies (CEURUS) in cooperation with the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent. Please find more information the conference website www.tartuconference.ut.ee

Funding: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2019

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants are eligible for tuition remission scholarships. More information about funding opportunities can be found here.

About the program:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. CESSI will be held from June 17 to August 9, 2019. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for jobs, or conducting fieldwork in the region. Students of all disciplines and academic programs are welcome!

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit cessi.wisc.edu or contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu.

Academic Job: Wallin Postdoc Fellowship (Macalester College)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian and Modern European History

The Department of History at Macalester College announces an opening for a two-year Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian/Modern European History, to begin in Fall 2019. Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history. The annual starting salary for the position is $70,000, plus full benefits and funds to support research and travel.

For more information on History and Russian Studies at Macalester College, see: https://www.macalester.edu/history/ http://www.macalester.edu/russian and https://www.facebook.com/russianmac

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Lang. Training: Summer Lang Workshop 2019 (Indiana Uni)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The 2019 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is now accepting applications for intensive summer courses in: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), German, Hungarian, Russian, and Ukrainian, as well as 19 other languages.

* Courses run June 3 to July 28
* Russian Levels 1 and 2 runs May 28 to July 28
* 2 semesters of instruction in 2 months (6-10 credits)
* Immersion options available for Russian
* Extensive cultural programming
* In-state tuition for all participants
* Wide range of scholarships and fellowships available. See https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/funding/index.html  for details.
* Partner opportunities and events with the IU Russian Flagship

Apply before February 2019 for priority admission and funding. (See http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/funding  for comprehensive list of funding deadlines.)

Find more details and apply at: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu .

Questions? Write to languageworkshop@indiana.edu or +1 812-855-2889.

Study Abroad: Spring Break Ukraine (U. South Alabama)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

Study Abroad – Spring Break 2019 – USA in Eastern Europe: Ukraine 2019

Spend Spring Break (March 04 – May 24, 2019) in Ukraine learning about its culture and place in the international community! Students will receive 3 credit hours while spending 8 days in Kyiv and Lviv exploring the country’s complex history, culture, economy, and politics.

For more information contact the Program Director, Dr. Nick Gossett (CREEES and Slavic alum) at ngossett@southalabama.edu. Check out the program here: https://southalabama-ie.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=34854

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