Prof. Devt: Virtual Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia (U. of Illinois)

Priority Deadline: March 3, 2021

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: Innovative Practices and Pedagogies for Intl Development (Indiana U)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development at Indiana University is hosting a virtual workshop on entitled “Innovative Practices and Pedagogies for Teaching Undergraduate International Development Studies.” The workshop will be held on June 7-8, 2021 from 10am-3pm ET.

Workshop participants are expected to both present at the workshop and attend all sessions, and they will receive a stipend of $750.00 for their participation. Participation will be capped at 20 people.

Please see the attached file for more information about the workshop.
To apply, complete this application by March 31, 2021.
Please contact with any questions

Acad. Job: Post-Doc in Catholic Studies (U Kentucky)

Deadline: March 15, 2021

The University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for a one-year post-doctoral position in Catholic Studies with the possibility of a one-year renewal.

Those with expertise in vernacular expression of religion and faith are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have PhD in hand, having completed a dissertation related to some aspect of Church History, Catholic art, Catholic architecture, Catholic music, Catholic liturgy, Catholicism and literature, the sociology of Catholicism, the anthropology of Catholic communities, gender and Catholicism, Catholic Philosophy, Jewish-Catholic relations, Islamic-Catholic relations, Catholic mission history, Catholicism in Latin American society or politics, Catholicism in China or Japan, Biblical Studies, Catholicism and the environment, or another field centered on Catholic tradition, experience, or impact.

More details are available at this link:

Online Course: Dmitri Shostakovich-Man, Music, Myth

First Meeting: March 2, 2021

Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies, an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teaching and research organization, presents its first Spring course:
Dmitri Shostakovich: The Man, The Music, The Myth

Instructor: Harlow Robinson – expert in Soviet and Russian cultural history (Matthews Distinguished University Professor of History, Emeritus, Northeastern University)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) was not only one of the greatest composers of the modern era but also a reluctant political figure.

Born in Tsarist Russia, Shostakovich witnessed many of the defining events of his times: the creation of the USSR, the long nightmare of Stalinist terror, Hitler’s invasion, the Cold War, Khrushchev’s “Thaw,” Brezhnev’s era of stagnation. All these experiences were inscribed in his music that provoked subjective responses and widely divergent political and psychological interpretations.
From the triumphant premiere of his First Symphony in Leningrad in 1926 until his death, Shostakovich remained one of the most prominent representatives of Soviet culture. He received numerous honors from the Communist Party to which he belonged, and yet the extent of his personal and creative loyalty to the Soviet regime remains a hotly debated issue.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer of Russian (Georgia Tech)

Deadline: March 17, 2021, Open Until Filled

Lecturer of Russian
The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a Lecturer of Russian, beginning August 1, 2021. The position is full-time with an expected teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester (24 per academic year). We seek candidates with a commitment to and demonstrated experience with innovative teaching and curriculum development in content-based and cross-cultural language studies in a STEM-driven environment. Interest or experience in teaching in an immersive faculty-led study-abroad program oriented toward business, technology, culture, and sustainability is highly recommended. Experience or interest in teaching and developing online courses is recommended, but not required. We seek colleagues with a commitment to collegiality, to the enhancement and expansion of the program as a whole, and to extracurricular activities that serve our diverse student body.

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Lang. Training: Summer Language Institute (Pitt)

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2021

The priority application deadline for Pitt’s Summer Language Institute is coming up in one week on March 1st. Apply online

What is a “priority” application deadline? 
Applicants who meet the deadline will be prioritized for admission in high demand classes and will receive full consideration for an SLI Scholarship. Also, March 1st is a strict deadline for eligible applicants to apply for a summer FLAS from Pitt’s CREEES (FLAS applications are right on the SLI admissions application).

What happens after March 1st? 
After March 1st, SLI welcome applications on a rolling basis throughout the spring and for as long as classes have open spots and/or funding is still available. Space in high demand courses and scholarship funding can become depleted as the spring wears on, so later applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible after the priority deadline. Prospective participants may also write to us directly at to inquire about the availability of space and funding in their language/level.
SLI’s intensive programs are scheduled to begin on June 7th in Pittsburgh and online.

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Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Scholars Program (for UT Austin students)

Deadline: March 30, 2021

The Strauss Center is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2021-2022 Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Scholars programs. These unique opportunities provide research training and mentorships to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students of any discipline at the University of Texas at Austin. The program is made possible by the generous support of Jon and Rebecca Brumley.

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Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema and Media Studies

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)mare pleased to announce the seventh annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner will be announced in time for the upcoming 2021 SCMS meeting (which this year will take place online). The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.

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CFP: Nabokov Panel at MLA 2022

Deadline: March 15, 2021

The International Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022).  We invite papers on Nabokov’s languages, the transnational and  multi-lingual Nabokov, his invented languages, translation (between languages, cultures and different genres and media), Nabokov’s theory of language, Nabokov’s style,  etc.  We particularly welcome comparative, transnational, and intermedial perspectives.  Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to by 15  March 2021.

Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Hobart & William Smith Colleges)

Deadline: March 30, 2021

The Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is open to pre-doctoral candidates nearing completion of the dissertation and MFA candidates who have completed their coursework and are beginning work on their thesis.

The Fisher Center at HWS brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society.

You can learn more about this opportunity, including the theme set for Fisher Center events from 2021-2022 at the following link:

Scholars in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.  The Fisher Center is especially interested in candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the HWS campus.