Prof. Dev. : Webinar: Preparing for Fall 2020

Event Date: July 29, 2020 • 2pm CST

Online, Hybrid, Hyflex, and High Stress: Preparing for Fall 2020

Noah McLaughlin (Kennesaw State University),
Florencia Henshaw (University of Illinois),
Kevin Gaugler (Marist College)

In this webinar, panelists will discuss some of the formats that universities will be operating under in fall of 2020, including in-person instruction with social distancing, hybrid formats, hyflex formats, and online learning. Panelists will present briefly about what has worked well for them in the past and how they are planning to prepare for the fall. Then panelists will address questions that were posed in the registration form or during the webinar. Finally, all participants will be invited to participate in a breakout session about one of the formats planned for the fall based on their interest.

Please come prepared to offer your ideas and help lower the stress in our language teaching community!

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020Time: 12:00pm PST / 1:00pm MST / 2:00pm CST / 3:00pm ESTWebinar Duration – 1 hourRegistration link:

Russian Teachers Methodology Online Course

Course Dates: July-August

Methodology course for the teachers of Russian in an online format (July – August). For the closed group of 3-5 teachers, there is a possibility to set your own dates and time (even in June), adjusted to your time zone. Get in touch to set up your best study time!

The program might be slightly changed to suit online format, but will still remain very valuable. The focus is on the teaching techniques of the Russian language without translation, but through explanations.

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Harriet Irsay Scholarship Award (American Institute of Polish Culture)

Deadline: July 15, 2020

The American Institute of Polish Culture is accepting applications for the 28th season of the Harriet Irsay Scholarship Award. This year we are eager to give $1,500 to the brightest and most well-rounded students in America. Now is the time to prepare your application documents and get them to us by July 15, 2020, or better yet, send them earlier. There may be no better time to compile the absolute best scholarship submission you can.

Go to our website to find the 2020-2021 Application and the Requirements that must be fulfilled. You can also learn about our dear friend Harriet Irsay and her commitment to the Institute and to her Polish heritage. Her beautiful gift to us has benefited 330 dynamic and worthy students to date!

We are also excited to announce a new scholarship addition starting this season. The Lennox Family Excellence Award will grant a $1,500 scholarship to a full-time university student pursuing a degree in education – teachers, administrators, and policy makers – who will effect meaningful and long lasting changes in American schools when they go out into the world. The rest of the requirements stay the same and you can use the Application on our website.

Contact us at or for any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Ab Imperio Journal Call for Submissions

Deadline: July 1, September 1, December 1, 2020

The editors of the Ab Imperio Journal invite colleagues to join the collective intellectual effort and share their studies which fit the main theme of the 2020 Annual Program: “When Postimperial Meets Postnational: Envisioning New Forms of Groupness in Historical Perspective“.

Manuscripts can be submitted at the latest by the following dates: July 1 for the issue 2/2020, September 1 for the issue 3/2020, December 1 for the issue 4/2020.

See more about the Annual Program and sub-topics of each issue at

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New East Photo Prize (Calvert Journal)

Deadline: July 20, 2020

The New East Photo Prize celebrates contemporary photography from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.

The New East Photo Prize champions artistic excellence in photography. The prize recognises practitioners offering representations of the social, cultural and physical landscape of the New East and other perspectives on that region.

Although hugely diverse, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are often represented in an outdated manner which negates the rich culture and variety of creative output from these nations.

The prize seeks to broaden perceptions of the New East through the medium of photography. In its two previous editions, the prize has received over 1,700 entries from 25 New East countries.

Alongside the prizes, all finalists for the prize will enjoy international exposure through The Calvert Journal and other media partners.

The New East Photo Prize is a project of Calvert 22 Foundation, supported by its online award-winning magazine, The Calvert Journal.

Applications are open until 20 July 2020.

Apply HERE

MA Program in Moscow for English Speakers

Deadline: July 26, 2020

SummaryMandatory modules in following fields: Methodology of Cultural Studies, Visual Studies, Russian Culture;variable modules in following fields (depending on primary areas of students’ research interests): Russian as Foreign Language, Fashion, Media, Cinema, Management of Cultural Projects.
LanguagesEnglish + Russian
Who can apply4-year bachelors (240 credit points ECTS) or 3-year bachelors (180 credit points ECTS) if degree was given by one of the top-300 universities (
Entrance examinationFor the admission on a fee-paying basis, you have to submit on time (till 7.26.2020) a set of documents in accordance with requirements and pass a free-form interview in the Russian or/and the English languages.
Tuition Feesapprox. 3500 $ per year (full time studies) or approx. 1400 $ per year (part-time studies), depending on an exchange rate at the date of paymentView also: .
Duration of Program2 years if full time studies and 2,5 years if part time studies

Grad. Program: Russia and Europe: Linguistic and Cultural Interaction

Exam date: July 29-30, 2020

International English-speaking MA program for students from all over the world – “Russia and Europe: Linguistic and Cultural Interaction”. The program is appropriate for those who would like to gain the experience of studying and living in Russia (Moscow) but do not have enough knowledge of the Russian language. So, they would like to combine the education in the field of studies of the actual Russian culture and the methodology of its research as well as international cultural relations with intense study of the Russian language. 

The full information about the program in English is here:; in Russian: 

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