Call for submissions: AAUS 2019-2020 Article Prize, Book Prize, and Translation Prize competition

Extended Deadline: February 28, 2021

American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the next round of the AAUS Book, Article, and Translation Prizes. For this round, works published in 2019 and 2020 are eligible (as long as they were not nominated last year, as each work can be considered for a prize only once). Deadline for nominated works to be received by members of the prize committees has been EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2021. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit

Funding: Academic Research Fellowship Extended Deadline (ACTR)

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The application deadline has been extended to February 15th for the fully funded Academic Fellowships in Russia

Provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Councils Academic Fellowships in Russia program (AFR) supports U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars as they conduct research for three to nine consecutive months on topics within the social sciences disciplines in Russia. 

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Lang. Training: Russian Pronunciation Master Class

Deadline: February 18, 2021

For all Russian language learners: Master Class in Russian pronunciation is being offered this spring. Our mission: to learn to sound authentically Russian! It is a free six-session class held via Zoom.

Appropriate for:
all students and teachers of Russian
beginners who know the alphabet
students with experience (a little or a lot!)
adult professional non-native speakers who want to improve their pronunciation
Russian teachers who want to expand their repertoire for teaching pronunciation

Level of instruction is aimed at:
college students
grad students
adult professionals
advanced high school students age 16+

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Call for Submissions: 2021 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest (ACTR)

Deadline: February 8, 2021

The American Council of Teachers of Russian is pleased to announce the 2021 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest! Registration for the contest is open now. Deadline for registration for the 2021 Contest is Feb. 8th. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED! The contest should be held from February 15th to the 25th, and all essays must be submitted by Feb. 28th.

Please note that, barring any COVID-related setbacks, we hope to announce the essay contest results by mid-April. For more registration details and more information about the administration of the contest this year, please visit the ACTR website.

CFP: Translation Stream (ASEEES 2021 Convention)

Deadline: February 12, 2021

The Translation Stream organizing team invites proposals for the Translation stream at the ASEEES 2021 Convention. They hope to organize one or more round tables and several panels following Convention themes:

Round table topics:
Interdisciplinarity of Soviet Translation Theory 
Translation and Identity: Intersectionality and Diversity in Translation Practice

General panel topics:
Translation and diversity
Translation and interdisciplinarity
Translation and intersectionality

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CFP: Yoga in Russia: Past and Present (2021 ASEEES Convention)

Deadline: February 10, 2021

We are seeking two to three participants for our panel “Yoga in Russia: Past and Present” at the 2021 ASEEES Convention in New Orleans. 

This panel seeks to examine the theory and practice of yoga in Russia as a peculiarly Russian phenomenon and as part of a global health and spiritual movement. Relevant topics include: 

  • Yogic practices as part of interest in “Eastern” wisdom in the late Russian Empire
  • The theory and practice of yoga in Russia as relation to those in the West
  • “Russian Yogis:” Elena Roerich, Indra Devi, and other practitioners and popularizers
  • Yoga in the Soviet Union
  • Yoga in Russia today
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Acad Job: Visiting Lecturer in Russian Studies (Bates College)

Deadline: Open until filled
Review of Applications begins February 15, 2021

The Department of German and Russian Studies at Bates College, a private liberal arts college located in central Maine, invites applications for (2) two-year term visiting positions in Russian Studies to begin in Fall 2021. Candidates with demonstrated success in teaching underrepresented, first generation and marginalized students are encouraged to apply. Each position carries a four-course teaching load, including three courses in Russian language and one course in Russian history and culture taught in English. The positions entail teaching Russian language at all levels. The courses taught in English are expected to introduce undergraduates to key issues in Russian history and culture and contribute to the programs in European Studies, History and/or other disciplines. Preferred areas of specialization are the 20th and 21st centuries and a thematic focus on totalitarianism, ethnic and cultural diversity, or transregional connections (Eastern and Central Europe, Asia and Asia Minor, the Arctic, etc.).

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Grad. Program: MS in Global Media Studies and Cultures (Georgia Tech)

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The M.S. in Global Media and Cultures, a joint degree by the School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication, is currently offered with tracks in Russian, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

As a professional master’s degree, the MS-GMC reflects the rising importance of humanistic study for many career fields in the 21st century, ranging from media, education, and international business to non-profit and engineering. The degree builds on a rapidly expanding global media ecosystem in Atlanta, where humanities fields and their graduates are providing sought-after cultural and creative industry competence. The aim is to help students apply their skills in language and analysis—as well as their passion for cross-cultural communication, social justice, and media—to a successful, impactful career.

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CFP: “Contemporary Poetic Practices”

Deadline: February 1, 2021

The Department of the History of Contemporary Russian Literature of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) invites participants in its international conference “Contemporary Poetic Practices”. The event will take place on February 18-20 in Zoom with the participation of the Poetry Library project. Conference topics: history, theory and methodology of studying the forms of existence of poetry.

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CFP: Transcultural Influences in Soviet and Russian Animation

Extended Deadline: February 15, 2021

The call for papers for the edited collection “Transcultural Influences in Soviet and Russian Animation, 1917-2020” has an extended deadline of February 15, 2020. If you know anyone who is working on Soviet or Russian animation, please encourage them to submit an abstract to Sabina Amanbayeva and Irina Karlsohn. We have an interested publisher, and we want to hear from more specialists.

List of topics for the collection: 

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