Learn Ukrainian, BCMS, and Russian Online with UT Extension (UT Enrollment Not Required)

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Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Fall 2021

SC 506 is the first of a two-semester online course designed to introduce you to the languages and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia (BCMS). This course prepares you for real-life situational discourse (appropriate for beginner-level students) in which you might find yourself when interacting with the target culture. 

Course assignments will allow you to work independently, but you can also expect to work with peers on various activities, such as project assignments, or video recording conversations in BCMS. We will have our class twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays), each time for an hour. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will work on your own. 

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Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Positions in Russian, Japanese, Ottoman, ERC Project up to 5 Year

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Three Postdoctoral Researcher Positions

The “Modernizing Empires: Enlightenment, Nationalist Vanguards and Non-Western Literary Modernities” (NONWESTLIT) Project, funded by the European Research Council, will hire three postdoctoral researchers in the following areas:

–       19th century Russian literature and culture

–       19th century Ottoman literature and culture

–       19th century Japanese literature and culture

The project is a comparative study of cultural reforms, linguistic renewal and literary renaissance movements in three imperial traditions, Russia, Turkey and Japan. The project is hosted by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LILEC) at the University of Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna).

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Fellowship: Graduate Women in Public Policy (Washington DC)

Deadline: June 3, 2021

The Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy program is now accepting applications until the deadline on June 3rd. The program places fellows in the Washington, D.C. offices of Members of Congress and congressional committees. Additionally, fellows meet once a week at issue seminars with women’s advocates, congressional staff, researchers, and lobbyists. This program is unique—it is the only graduate-level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women.

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Fellowship in Human Rights, Inequality, and the Future of Work (University of Texas at Austin)

Deadline: Rolling applications, beginning April 22, 2021 

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, an interdisciplinary human rights center housed in the School of Law, seeks applications for a post-doctoral or research fellowship beginning July 1, 2021 and running through July 30, 2022. Applicants from all countries and relevant disciplines are welcome to apply. 

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Job: Summer Russian Instructor (Pitt SLI)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Russian Instructor Slavic Languages & Literatures – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (21000049)  

The Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks instructors of Russian for the summer of 2021.

Instructors will teach an 8-week intensive course during SLI’s summer session, which runs from June 7-July 30. Classes meet five days a week from 9am-2:50pm. In additional to classroom teaching, instructors are expected to help plan cultural programming for their language program and attend events for the whole institute, such as film and lecture series, workshops, and picnics. Instructors may be asked to team teach. SLI expects that our programs will be conducted in an in-person format on the main campus the University of Pittsburgh, with the added option for students to participate synchronously online. If gathering on campus is prohibited in connection with COVID-19 mitigation, instructors will teach online synchronously via Zoom.

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Resources: Online course in Ukrainian literature and culture

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Literatura: an online course in Ukrainian literature and culture

Intensive summer course: 10 June- 29 July 2021

This online course is for anyone who is interested in Ukrainian literature. The course will discuss the romantics and the avant-garde, the modernists and the dissidents, the post-modernists and the feminists as well as the rich literary scene of contemporary Ukraine. Each seminar will be delivered by an expert in the field of Ukrainian literature. All texts will be read in the English translation and made available to students enrolled on the course. No prior knowledge of the Ukrainian language or literature is required to enrol on this course. Those who attend all seminars will receive a certificate of completion. https://ukrainianinstitute.org.uk/online-course-in-ukrainian-literature-and-culture/


£200 (£150 students) for 8 seminars OR £25 per seminar

How to enroll

If you wish to join this course or you have any queries, please email info@ukrainianinstitute.org.uk

CFP: Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2021 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the 7th annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.  The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500.  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2020-21 academic year.  The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2021. 

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CFP: Online International Workshop “Kojeve: Here and Now”

Proposal Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021

September 1-3, 2021 (Online)

Keynote Speakers: Boris Groys (NYU) and Massimo Palma (Naples)

Alexandre Kojève is widely recognized as one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. Indeed, the breadth of his work, which spans from a phenomenology of religion, through theoretical considerations on modern art, to one of the first philosophical treatments of quantum physics, would seem to justify this reputation. Regardless, the reception of his thought tends to be restricted to a single dimension concerning his lectures on Hegel and their ongoing influence. As a result, most accounts of Kojève’s philosophy begin and end with an analysis of his commentary on Hegel—a tendency that, until quite recently, has gone largely unchallenged.  

The goal is to bring together those who are currently engaged with elements of Kojève’s oeuvre that have, at least up to now, been relegated to the status of ‘minor works’. These include, but are not limited to, his early ruminations on the philosophy of in-existence found in his “Diary of a Philosopher”, philosophy of religion (Solov’ev, atheism), philosophy of science (quantum physics, determinism), aesthetics (Kandinsky, Surrealism), political philosophy (authority, right), and ontology found in his so-called “attempt” at a system of knowledge. We also, of course, welcome scholarship that makes use of his many scattered writings in the form of letters, reviews, short essays and presentations. 

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