MA in Russian and Slavic Studies (University of Arizona)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The University of Arizona’s Department of Russian and Slavic Studies invites applications to their MA degree program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of March 1, 2021 to be considered for financial aid. Early applications are encouraged.

The Masters of Arts in Russian and Slavic Studies offers a diversified program of study with courses in language, literature, linguistics, and culture. The MA Program has two tracks that offer students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain expertise in their specific fields of interest. Students in the Language, Literature, and Linguistics (LLL) track complete a rigorous program of study that culminates in MA Exams; graduates on the Russian and East European Studies (REES) track develop a specific area of focus and complete a MA thesis.

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Hansen Leadership Institute Fellowship

Deadline: March 15, 2021

The Hansen Leadership Institute (HLI) brings together and trains future leaders from across the world in order to promote world peace and international cooperation.

HLI provides training in the principles, practices, and psychology of effective, ethical and visionary leadership. We also train Hansen Fellows to be effective communicators and public speakers. In recent years, we have begun to expand our focus to gender issues in leadership as well. The intense, 24/7 face to face community of our three-week program becomes a path to a vibrant virtual hub, where Hansen alum engage, connect, and mutually support each other’s projects of peace and community building.

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Scholarships to learn Russian, Persian and Armenian

Deadlines in February, March, and April

Several Scholarships are available to learn Russian, Persian, and Armenian during the ASPIRANTUM summer schools in Yerevan

Russian Language Summer School 2021 –

Dostoyevsky Scholarships to Learn Russian –

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Literary Translation Summer School (University of Bristol, online)

Deadline: March 31, 2021 (early)

5–8 July 2021

Aimed at practising translators at any stage of their career and at language enthusiasts who want to explore the world of literary translation, Bristol Translates offers the opportunity to work with leading professional translators to translate texts across the literary genres into English. 


Arabic / Jonathan Wright
Catalan / Peter Bush
Chinese / Nicky Harman
Czech / Gerald Turner
French / Ros Schwartz
German / Ruth Martin 
Italian / Howard Curtis
Japanese / Angus Turvill
Portuguese / Daniel Hahn
Russian / Robert Chandler & Anna Gunin
Spanish / Rosalind Harvey

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Funding: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

Deadline: March 2, 2021

Office of Digital Humanities

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities.  Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

Applicants may apply to create institutes that are a single opportunity or are offered multiple times to different audiences.  Institutes may be as short as a few days or as long as six weeks and held at a single site or at multiples sites; virtual institutes are also permissible.  Training opportunities could be offered before or after regularly occurring scholarly meetings, during the summer months, or during appropriate times of the academic year.  The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic; it should also be appropriate for the intended audience.

These professional development programs may focus on a particular computational method, such as network or spatial analysis.  They may also target the needs of a particular humanities discipline or audience. 

Courses in Russian and Eastern European Studies (Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies )

New non-profit initiative called Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies. The school offers online, seminar-style courses open to all adults. Part of Borderlines Open School mission is to make classes affordable for all students and to bring them to marginalized communities, as well as to ethically pay and support instructors, recognizing their intellectual and pedagogical labor as valuable work that matters.  

Science Fiction with Deep Philosophical Issues (from Eastern Europe and Russia)
January 10–31, 2021
Instructor: Sibelan Forrester 

Poetry Translation Masterclass: Theory, Problems, Practice
January 15–February 5, 2021
Instructor: Rebecca Ruth Gould 

Queer Reawakening in Russian Literature
February 2–23, 2021
Instructor: Vitaly Chernetsky 

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CFP: Topics Relating to Folklore for ASEEES 2021 (Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Folklore Association)

Deadline: February 19, 2021; March 1, 2021

The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association [SEEFA], an ASEEES affiliate, is issuing an annual call for papers for the ASEEES convention to be held in New Orleans, 18-21 November 2021. The theme of the conference is “Diversity, Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity” ( 

Participation in our panels does not require SEEFA membership. We welcome participation not only from folklorists, but also from specialists representing all fields of study, including literature, anthropology, and history. 

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Online Courses and Workshops: Russian Classics, Ukrainian Identity, Language (SRAS)

Deadline: Varies

Reading the Russian Classics with SRAS

Join SRAS for a new look at the Russian classics. Each course will look at a major work from five of Russia’s most famous authors. We will present the author’s biography and the history of the book’s creation, and then over the course of four meetings reference excerpts to discuss plot, character, and important themes to the work. We will also take a virtual excursion to a location in Russia of relevance to the work, its author, and its history to learn still more.

Educators: If you are teaching a Russian literature course this spring, contact us about participating in the virtual excursion components of these courses.

Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity

Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity is a multidimensional look at the people and events which have shaped Ukrainian identity. Starting from a broad introduction to Ukrainian history, we then move to four focused events – both tragic and heroic – that have had an outsized influence on modern Ukrainian identity. We will come to understand the geography, history, politics, and geopolitics of this large and fascinating country. We combine lecture, “live” visits to sites of relevance, and panel discussions with Ukrainian students as they reflect on their own history and identity.

Apply the full cost of this course to study abroad in Kyiv in 2021!

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American English Program Teaching Positions / Intensive Russian Language Program (American Home, Russia)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

1) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2021 (NEW WEBSITE:

The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by a group of American and Russian teachers.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: monthly stipend, room and board, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons with faculty trained to teach Russian as a foreign language, thorough teacher orientation and ongoing teaching support from 2 full-time teacher trainers, textbooks customized specifically for our program, a pleasant and well-equipped teaching environment, full Russian visa application support, complete on-site administrative support from an excellent Russian staff, and much more.

TEACHER OBLIGATIONS: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on an aspect of American culture, airfare to and from Moscow, visa fee, TESOL certification.

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Conference: 7th International Conference on Language Documentation (online, University of Hawai’i)

Event Date: March 4-7, 2021

Registration is now open for the 7th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation: Recognizing Relationships, to be held virtually March 4-7, 2021. We look forward to seeing you there.

Information about pricing, payment, and deadlines for registration can be found at: 

To get in the ICLDC spirit, check out our Redbubble store to see our ICLDC 7 merchandise at!