Job Posting: Conference Manager, AATSEEL

Deadline: February 1, 2022

AATSEEL is inviting applications for a new Conference Manager to begin shortly after the 2022 Conference in Philadelphia.

This is a contract position, with an annual honorarium of $12,000 (paid in quarterly installments). In terms of work schedule, the CM has numerous, regular duties from August through February associated with planning and running the conference. The workload in the other six months is minimal. The AATSEEL Conference will be alternating between an in-person event and a virtual event, so the CM will be expected to run both types of conferences.

Planning the in-person conference involves traveling to the host city over a year in advance to identify potential venues, soliciting bids to help select an appropriate location, and working with the Executive Director to confirm the budget for the conference. Given the organization’s financial constraints, finding an affordable venue is always challenging.

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Acad. Job: Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships

Deadline: February 13, 2022

The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for its Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2022-2023 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute’s research profile. The Fellowship carries a monthly grant to cover all the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from two to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.

The deadline for applications is 13 February 2022.

For the Call for Proposals, and for more information about the Visiting Fellows Programme, please see the programme website.

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Seminar: Direct Action and Political Activism as Responses to Climate Change (Swarthmore College)

Event Date: February 11, 2022

Anastasia Fomina: Voices from the Eastern European Anthropocene

Lecture: Direct Action and Political Activism as Responses to Climate Change

Friday, February 11, 1 p.m. EST

Register in advance: WorkshopFriday, February 25, 1 p.m. EST

Register in advance: 

Join us for a lecture, Q&A discussion, and workshop with Anastasia Fomina, Russian environmental activist. Anastasia Fomina is a youth activist and Fridays for Future Russia climate strike organizer from the industrial city of Arkhangelsk, Russia. She is also a lead organizer for the regional environmental movement “42” (Экологическое движение 42), which focuses on climate change education and waste processing in the Russian context. Fomina translates materials for the International Anti-Nuclear Network, holds solo pickets, organizes global strikes, and hosts lectures and film screenings about climate change. Fomina’s commitment to intersectional approaches to environmental activism has led her to coordinate the first feminist movement in Arkhangelsk. Conducted in Russian with English interpretation. Both events free and open to the public. Stay tuned for more information on future events in the Voices from the Eastern European Anthropocene speaker series featuring Svetlana Alexievich.

CFP: ASEEES 2022 – Cognitive Approaches to Russian Culture

Deadline: February 22, 2022

We are seeking papers on cognitive perspectives on Russian literature and artistic culture for the Chicago meeting of ASEEES, November 10-13 or the virtual session October 13-14. “Cognitive” here is viewed broadly and may include any aspect of cognitive, developmental, evolutionary, behavioral, or cultural psychology; or any subset of the social sciences or humanities that are informed by them. If interested, please send proposed titles and abstracts to Tom Dolack at and Brett Cooke at by February 22nd. Please state a preference for in-person or online. Chairpersons and discussants are also welcome!

Acad. Job: Head of Department, School of Languages and Cultures (University of Sheffield)

Deadline: February 10, 2022

The University of Sheffield is a leading global university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching across a wide range of disciplines. We continue to be recognised for our outstanding teaching and research and are ranked 75th in the world in the QS World University Rankings. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is ranked 67th in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  

Modern Languages provision is at the heart of a strong Arts and Humanities faculty portfolio. The University is committed to its continued success and future sustainability and views languages as a vital aspect of the University’s vision and commitment to being a truly global and diverse organisation. The University has recently undergone an exciting and strategic change programme to further strengthen language provision at Sheffield, in order to sustain and enhance our position as a leading provider of languages education in the UK whilst delivering a high-quality experience for all our students.

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Prof. Dev: Pushkin House Translation Residency, London

Deadline: February 11, 2022

Pushkin House is delighted to announce an open call for the next Pushkin House Translation Residency which will take place in 2022. 

The aim of the programme is to facilitate cultural exchange between the Russian-speaking and English-speaking creative communities; to support the translation of contemporary Russian literature; and to provide a fertile environment for the creation of an original translation of an outstanding piece of Russian writing. Following the success of the previous residency, which resulted in the publication of new translations by Helena Kernan of poems by Galina Rymbu in Modern Poetry in Translation, Pushkin House wants to explore new connections and create new opportunities.

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Prof. Dev: Bristol Translates 2022-Literary Translation Summer School (University of Bristol, UK)

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Bristol Translates summer school takes place entirely online, making it accessible to participants around the world. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 12 students.

There will be three full days of translation workshops, on Monday 4, Wednesday 6 and Friday 8 July, while Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 July will be devoted to sessions on genres and tools as well as professional and networking sessions. These include panels with publishers and themed sessions on translating for the theatre, translating children’s and young adult literature, the use of CAT tools in literary translation, translating video games and poetry translation. There will be expert speakers discussing translator contracts in the UK and in the USA, and a presentation by English PEN.

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CFA: “The USSR and the External World” Graduate Student Conference (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences)

Deadline: February 15, 2022

“The USSR and the External World” Graduate Student Conference (panel)
Event Date: April 16, 2022
Who can participate: MA students, PhD students, independent scholars
Who organizes: Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences

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Acad. Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (Oberlin College)

Deadline: February 4, 2022

The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning July 2022, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian.  


Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program. Among liberal arts colleges, Oberlin is a national leader in successfully placing graduates into PhD programs.

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Acad. Job: Senior Preceptor in Czech Language (Harvard University)

Deadline: February 28, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a Senior Preceptor in Czech Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022, with teaching and administrative responsibilities to begin in Fall Semester 2022. The job announcement is available at and is also reproduced below.

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