Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship in 19th Century Russian Literature and Culture (University of Bologna)

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The “Modernizing Empires: Enlightenment, Nationalist Vanguards and Non-Western Literary Modernities” (NONWESTLIT) Project, funded by the European Research Council, is hiring a full-time post-doctoral researcher in 19th century Russian literature and culture.

Job description:

*  Conduct and publish high-quality research within the framework of NONWESTLIT.

*  Co-responsibility in the collection of data, their analysis and interpretation.

*  Collaborate closely with other researchers in the project.

*  Disseminate results from NONWESTLIT at international conferences and in high-quality academic outlets.

*  Participation in research administration and the organization of project’s related events (e.g., webinars and workshops).

*  The position provides opportunities to advance the candidate’s own research agenda within the framework of the project, including research related travel opportunities.

*  Starting date: 1 September 2021 or later. One-year contracts, renewable for the duration of the project (2021-2026).

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CFP: Bobby R Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The June 30th deadline for submitting papers in the 7th annual Inman Award competition is rapidly approaching!

This competition recognizes the best 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 This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2020-21 academic year. 

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CFP: Minorities in Central-Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Nowadays Central-Eastern and Southeastern Europe (MOSO) presents itself ethnically, culturally, linguistically and religiously as a highly heterogeneous area. This picture is shaped by a rich and eventful history, imperial and post-imperial influences in the region, political ruptures, the formation of nation-states and migration. In the meantime, the diversity of nationalities has solidified in a colourful world of nation-states, in which almost every nation has its own national territory.

However, the very idea of the homogeneous nation-state often means that different minorities are included in individual countries. These minorities were often repeatedly suppressed or attempted to be assimilated with a view to homogenisation. In recent decades, however, efforts to integrate minorities and their recognition in MOSO have increased. But the policies of the respective countries towards their (often several) minorities are still at stake.

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CFP: SEELRC Summer Institute (Duke University)

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer workshop from July 29 to July 31, 2021 on Pedagogy, Diversity and Equitable Teaching and Learning of Languages and Cultures across the Curriculum and Platforms. We are pleased to call for papers by interested scholars, graduate students, and professionals on workshop-related topics and that focus on teaching/learning ANY language.
Workshop topics have included, but are not limited to:

-Neuroimaging and multilingualism
-Teaching language and culture through film
-Language proficiency testing
-Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
-The use of technology in the language classroom
-Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
-Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
-Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
-The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
-Popular culture and language instruction
-Web resources for language teachers
-Edifying Minority Voices in the Urban STEM Classroom and Beyond
-Use of Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching During COVID-19
-Unmasking the Trauma of COVID-19 and George Floyd in Pre-Service Teacher Preparation
-Reimagining Language and Curriculum to Lever Equitable Classrooms and Schools

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Summer Internships in Siberia

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Education Centre “Cosmopolitan”, Novosibirsk, Russia, is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications to our popular summer internship program that is located in the Altai Mountain region. If your students are looking for an exciting, fulfilling and rewarding internship / volunteer / study abroad experience in Russia, our program is the best option! Please be sure to inform your students of these unique opportunities that are not to be missed.

Our summer internship is offered for two weeks from July 12th until July 27th at the children’s camp in the picturesque Altai Mountain region. If your student is interested in a more extended stay we can offer a summer internship that would comprise of the camp program and a Russian course in the city of Novosibirsk on completion of the camp. Further details of such extended internship can be discussed.

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Job: Academic Coordinator II – Executive Director – (Berkeley Language Center)

Deadline: June 26, 2021

Open date: May 27th, 2021
Next review date: Friday, Jun 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Berkeley Language Center (BLC) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Academic Coordinator II in the area of applied linguistics to serve as the Executive Director.

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CFP: International Workshop “Kojève: Here and Now”

Deadline: June 15, 2021

Keynote Speakers: Boris Groys (NYU) and Massimo Palma (Naples)
September 1-3, 2021 (Online)

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.  

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Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Slavic (Florida State University)

Deadline: June 21, 2021

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures beginning August 9, 2021, with the possibility of renewal the following year.
The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for teaching courses that contribute to the Russian and Slavic Program’s curriculum and maintaining an active research program. The teaching load will be 2 courses per semester. Candidates should demonstrate ability to teach a variety of courses in the undergraduate curriculum (such as Russian Grammar and Conversation, Russian Culture and Civilization, Slavic Culture and Civilization, Soviet Russian Cinema, Russian Fairy Tales). 

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Witold Pilecki International Book Award

Deadline: June 13, 2021

Ladies and gentlemen!

In 2021 we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Witold Pilecki. On this occasion we are inaugurating the Witold Pilecki International Book Award and launching its first edition. The partner of the award is the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim.

We invite you to send in submissions.

The prize will be awarded in three categories:

  1. Academic history book – the best monograph or synthesis concerning the Polish experience of the confrontation with two 20th-century totalitarian regimes.
  2. Historical reportage – a captivating depiction of the Polish experience of two 20th-century totalitarianisms. In addition to classic historical reportages, entries in this category may include biographies, collections of accounts, memoirs and correspondence of witnesses to history.
  3. The special prize for war correspondents – awarded for books which provide reliable information concerning ongoing military conflicts or places where human dignity is particularly endangered. In the face of the current crisis of traditional media, we support authors who take risks to disseminate knowledge, appeal to a conscience, and issue warnings for the future.
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