CFP: Culture, Infrastructure, Mobility Conference

Deadline: June 20, 2023

Conference date: Sofia, 09–11 October 2023

The history of modern technological infrastructure spans over two centuries and includes
heterogeneous phenomena: from railroads, sewerage and water pipes, to telecommunications and digital networks. Its construction resembles a techno-world where modern humans live free from the natural constraints of their existence. This is an environment with very different possibilities, problems, freedoms and dependencies. Large infrastructure projects have a decisive influence on social, economic, technical, societal and administrative processes in modern societies. They shape the relations between sedentariness and mobility, define the rhythms and styles of life, consciousness, self-esteem and identity of individuals and groups.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Deadline: June 6, 2023

Lecturer: Russian

Job # JPF02469

Germanic and Slavic Studies / College of Letters & Science – Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara


Open date: May 1, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 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.

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CFP: 2024 International Research Workshop Program

Deadline: June 16, 2023

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from individuals and institutions to co-organize international research workshops in conjunction with the Mandel Center in 2024. Proposals are due Friday, June 16, 2023.

The Mandel Center’s Division of International Research Programs (IRP) promotes the vitality of research in the field of Holocaust studies around the world. Our international research workshops seed research networks and produce new scholarship. We welcome proposals for workshop themes from scholars at universities and research institutions in all relevant disciplines, including (but not limited to) history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, Romani studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, genocide studies, and law.

Successful applicants will collaborate with Mandel Center staff scholars to design and co-lead a workshop at the Museum. Applicants may apply as individual co-organizers or on behalf of an institutional co-organizer. Participants for the workshop will be selected through an open Call for Applications drafted by the co-organizers in cooperation with the Mandel Center’s International Research Programs staff.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Instructor of Russian (Lawrence University)

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Visiting Instructor – Russian Studies

The Russian Department at Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting instructor position in Russian Area Studies beginning September 1, 2023. Upon successful completion of the first year, the position will become renewable on a two-year basis. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the second-year Russian language sequence as well as a weekly informal Russian conversation class. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach in Lawrence’s First-Year Studies Program. Further information about the Russian Program can be found at

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CFP: Dmytro Shtohryn International Ukrainian Studies Conference (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline: June 19, 2023

We are pleased to share a call for proposals for the upcoming Dmytro Shtohryn International Ukrainian Studies Conference (October 5-7, 2023) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The theme of this year’s conference is Ukrainian Studies Today: History, Memory, Representations, and Collections. For more information, please visit Graduate students, emerging scholars, and scholars based in the region are especially encouraged to participate. Please submit a 200-word abstract by June 19, 2023.

CFP: Princeton University Graduate Student Conference

Deadline: June 23, 2023

Call for Papers
Princeton University Graduate Student Conference, October 6-7, 2023
 *To Be Held In-Person*

The Art of Self-Obsession? Interrogating Slavic Ego-Documents and Auto-Fiction

Interrogating his own diaristic output, the young Leo Tolstoy wrote that the “motto” of  his diary “should be ‘not for proof, but for a narrative.’” As this suggests, autobiographical texts – letters, diaries,memoirs, etc. – can possess a poetics all of their own. Now, in the Internet age, such forms proliferate more than ever, radically expanding the remit of what can constitute an ego-document. Spanning
numerous figures and media, from Avvakum, to TikTok, Slavic cultures are saturated with content about the self. Moreover, ego-documents and their poetics form the foundation of seminal scholarly works from the likes of Boris Eikhenbaum and Yuri Tynianov. The “ego-text” in the broadest sense is – perhaps most importantly – a vehicle for self-articulation for those at both the center and margins of culture and society.

We invite submissions that interrogate the boundaries of what constitutes the autobiographical mode, and its poetics, in the Slavic context. How have specific political conditions across Eastern Europe shaped the production of ego-documents, and are there distinctive national and historical forms that emerge from these contexts? What can frameworks that have long been associated with autobiographical writings, such as trauma studies and ideas of postcoloniality, do for readings of Eastern European texts? To what extent can we speak of an ego-document’s formal devices or structure? When, how, and why do autobiographical readings fail? What critical possibilities do such approaches foreclose? We hope to develop and discuss these questions at our conference. 

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Sustaining Ukrainian Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2023

The New Europe College (NEC Bucharest) and the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Sofia) announce a Call for Applications for their joint programme to support scholars from the regions affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine (Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, etc.). The programme is aimed at qualified researchers (post-doctoral level) in the humanities and the social sciences, including law and economics, who intend to pursue a project of their own choosing. The selected applicants will have the opportunity to spend an extended period (ideally one or two semesters, between October 2023 and July 2024) as Fellows, resident in either Bucharest or Sofia, where they will enjoy all the benefits associated with a fellowship (stipend, accommodation, academic and administrative assistance, integration into international academic networks).

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Funding: ASEEES Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize

Deadline: June 15, 2023

The Beth Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize, established in 1990 and named in honor of Professor Holmgren in 2021, is awarded for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The winner of the competition receives $300, free roundtrip domestic airfare to and accommodations at the ASEEES Annual Convention and an honorary ASEEES membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.


Rules of eligibility for the Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize competition are as follows:

ASEEES Regional Affiliates and Institutional Members are invited to hold their own competitions for best essay among their graduate students, and submit the winning paper to the Holmgren Graduate Student Prize Committee.

Institutional Members not holding internal competitions are still invited to submit a (single) nomination from their Institution. (For example, a student attending a university among our list of Institutional Members might approach their advisor regarding putting forth their essay. The advisor may submit this essay, provided it meets all other eligibiity requirements. We recommend that the advisor checks with their colleagues to ensure that only one essay per Institutional Member is submitted.)

Essay author must be a graduate student and must have written the essay in English while in a graduate program.

Essays can be any of several formats:

  • Expanded versions of conference papers
  • Graduate level seminar papers
  • Master’s Thesis Chapters
  • Dissertation Chapters
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CFP: Teaching Reading and Literature

Deadline: June 7, 2023

  • How can the use of literary texts in Slavic language teaching foster the exchange with other cultures and the understanding of one’s own culture?
  • How can lessons be designed so that learners are motivated to engage with Slavic literary texts?
  • What kinds of literary texts are most suitable for the Slavic language classroom?
  • How can new media be used in teaching Slavic languages to improve the understanding of literary texts?

These and other questions form the context for literary work when teaching a (foreign) language. Literary texts offer great potential for language teaching and contribute to the development of numerous competences, such as communicative, literary, personal, cultural, or reading
competences (cf. Bredella & Hallet, 2007). However, such lists of competences and a focus on output-orientation (cf. e.g. BMBWF, 2022; KMK, 2019) bear the risk of marginalising foreign language literature in the classroom, as the competences to be developed and the expected outcomes cannot always be measured with standardised test procedures, which is due to their complexity (cf. Hallet, 2017, 235). The situation is further complicated by the fact that, in the context of ‘literary education 2.0’, cinematic, multimodal and digital forms of learning languages and
immersing oneself in other cultures are gaining in importance alongside traditional literary genres (cf. Surkamp, 2020; Höfler, 2020). Furthermore, literary work is located in action- and product-oriented teaching (cf. Surkamp, 2010), and is confronted with challenges such as cultural-historical and contextualised reading (cf. Hallet et al., 2020, 267). At the same time, it seeks to address current social issues (e.g. Sippl & Rauscher, 2022). While the use of literature in (foreign) language teaching should also promote the development of a range of skills, its primary aim is
the comprehension of literary texts. One challenge in teaching Slavic foreign languages – usually taught as a third or fourth foreign language – is the level of the learners, which is often an obstacle to working with literary texts. It is, therefore, necessary to evaluate and adapt existing
concepts of literature work and to develop new ones suitable for the Slavic context.

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Funding: 2023 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Deadline: June 30, 2023

The Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the 9th 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 2022-23 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2023.

The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Clements Center for National Security and theStrauss Center for International Security and Law with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project’s mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.

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