CFP: Edited Volume “Russian Translation in the Global Context”

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Co-editors of the edited volume “Russian Translation in the Global Context” are calling for submissions of up to 8,000 words on one of the following topics:

(a) the history of literary translation from Russian into another language (which may include the biography of one or more translators, or focus on translations of a single author’s work) – e.g. a history of Gogol’s translation into Portuguese;

(b) the reception of Russian literature in translation (over any time period between approx. 1900 and the present day) in a specific culture, ethnicity, nation, or region. (For this topic, we are particularly interested in scholarship on the non-Anglophone, non-Western reception of Russian literature, although all proposals will be considered). For example: Responses to “Mertvye dushi” in Indonesian literature.

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Study Abroad: Summer Virtual Kazakh Language Program (ASU & Nazarbayev U)

Deadline: March 15, 2021, Ongoing

Nazarbayev University (NU) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in collaboration
with Arizona State University, is pleased to announce their next session
of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), which
will be an online, intensive summer language program in Kazakh
(SSRES). The 8-week intensive course, which will be online for summer
2021 offers over 140 contact hours.

Program dates for SSRES 2021:
June 7 – July 30 (8 weeks, equivalent of one academic year)

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Funding: Bassi Scholarship for Publishing Grad Students

Spring Deadline: March 31, 2021
Summer Deadline: July 27, 2021

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. The scholarships are open to every discipline and are awarded three times per year: December, April, and August. The value of the scholarships are remitted through editorial assistance as follows:

Master’s candidates: $750
Doctoral candidates: $2,500
Junior academics: $500

These figures reflect the upper bracket of costs of editorial assistance for master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, and academic journal articles, respectively. All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. There are no institutional, departmental, or national restrictions.

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Course: Fall 2021 Texas Venture Labs Practicum

Deadline: March 28, 2021

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) is now accepting applications for our Fall 2021 TVL Practicum class. If you would like to learn more about this unique course and our other programs, please attend one of our upcoming info sessions.

The TVL Practicum is a cross-campus elective course that teaches graduate students how to work and consult with startups. Multi-disciplinary teams of grad students work through a project-driven curriculum that immerses them in research, teaches about business strategy and terminology, and provides a framework for strategically thinking through business problems to directly deliver positive outcomes for Texas-based startups. These startup companies are from our TVL Accelerator and engage with the students as “consulting clients”, so this is real-world, hands-on experience for course credit!

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Acad. Job: Postdoc in Contemporary Russian Studies (UW-Madison)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

CREECA at UW-Madison invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for social scientists on Russia. While we encourage applications from young scholars in Russia, there are no citizenship requirements for this fellowship.

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on contemporary Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. The fellowship is funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

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Prof. Devt: Virtual Summer Research Laboratory (UIC)

Priority Deadline: March 3, 2021

Virtual Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
June 14 – August 8, 2021 

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) and the Slavic Reference Service (SRS) at the University of Illinois are excited to announce a Call for Applications for the 48th annual Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) program. Traditionally, the SRL is an in-person event, with scholars receiving support to travel to Champaign-Urbana.  Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, this year’s SRL will be held as a Virtual SRL (VSRL), with REEEC and SRS working to support scholars through remote research assistance, virtual programming, professional development opportunities, and collections and database access. 

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CFP: MLA panel “Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East”

Deadline: March 15, 2021

We invite paper proposals for a guaranteed Slavic and East European session at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC:

Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East
The session explores post-Cold War migration narratives, focusing on East European points of departure and on literature produced in languages acquired under the conditions of displacement. How can literary migration be thought beyond the transnational turn?

If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Djordje Popović ( and Lilla Balint ( by March 15, 2021.

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CFP: Pamiętnik Teatralny [Theatrical Memoir]- Ends, Urban Culture

Deadline: March 10, 2021; June 5, 2021

Pamiętnik Teatralny [Theatrical Memoir], is an academic quarterly devoted to the history and historiography of theatre and drama. The journal prides itself on its almost 70-years tradition being published continuously since 1952 by the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2020 onward, submissions in English are welcomed. Submissions are invited for two calls for papers.

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CFP: First Wave of Russian Emigration Symposium: Cult and Everyday Life

Deadline: March 8, 2021

The First Wave of Russian Emigration Symposium series 2020–22

The Research Centre for Russian Studies and Methodology of Eötvös Loránd Univeristy (Budapest), the A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature RAS (Moscow), the Historical Faculty of Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg) and the Vyacheslav Ivanov Research Centre (Rome) invite you to participate in the 2nd event of a series of symposia on The First Wave of Russian Emigration, which will take place on April 1, 2021, online.

The aim of the 2nd symposium “The First Wave of Russian Emigration: Cult and Everyday Life” is to explore a range of current research topics regarding the cults and everyday life practices of the first wave of Russian emigration between 1920–1940.

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International Communism-Themed Research Competition for Young Scholars (Estonian Institute of Historical Memory)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory (EIHM) has announced an international research competition on communism. We invite researchers aged up to 35 (included) to participate in the competition with their academic publications or unpublished Master’s and Doctoral theses on the history of communist ideology or the various aspects of communist regimes’ activities. The topics do not need to be related to Estonia’s history.

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