Tag Archives: May 2018

Funding: Albanian, Armenian, or Hebrew Summer Study (ASU)

Deadline for Applications: May 24, 2018

Partial funding and scholarships are still available for graduate students and undergraduates for Albanian, Armenian and Hebrew summer study this summer at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Deadline May 24th for classes starting May 29th.

For course information:

https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/albanian
https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/armenian
https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/hebrew

For application instructions and links:

https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/application-instructions

CFP: Media Innovation, Horizontal Networks and Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia and Beyond: Avenues for Strengthening Freedom of Speech and Journalistic Practices? (U. of Helsinki)

Deadline for Submissions: May 14, 2018

“Media Innovation, Horizontal Networks and Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia and Beyond: Avenues for Strengthening Freedom of Speech and Journalistic Practices?”

24-26 October 2018, University of Helsinki

The Russian Media Lab is organising its concluding conference within the framework of this year’s Aleksanteri Conference. For this thematic stream, entitled “Media Innovation, Horizontal Networks and Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia and Beyond: Avenues for Strengthening Freedom of Speech and Journalistic Practices?”, we invite submissions of panels, roundtables and individual papers that explore emerging (digital) media practices in relation to the question of freedom of expression and independent journalism. In addition to studies of Russia, we look forward to receiving proposals examining Central and Eastern Europe, as well as comparative studies.

Digital services are one of the most flourishing areas of Russia’s media economy, creating opportunities for new entrepreneurial and creative networks to emerge. As seen from the viewpoint of the latest media developments, many Russian regions are invigorated in the communication sphere through innovative online publishing, and hyper- and trans-local new media practices of social engagement and urban culture. At the same time, the Russian government continues to tighten its grip on online communications, as well as on the traditional media sphere. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: U.S. Student Culture, Economic and Diplomacy Immersion Trip to Poland (GE)

Deadline for Applications: May 09, 2018

U.S. Student Culture, Economic and Diplomacy Immersion Trip to Poland

General Electric and the Office of the President of Poland have launched a program that offers a unique opportunity of a short summer visit to Poland under the sponsorship of the President of Poland.

Students are invited to take a part in this exciting experience that will be a combination of political, economic and cultural exchange as well as sightseeing. It includes visits to leading Polish and multinational firms located in Poland and meetings with Polish government officials and business leaders. The agenda includes also meeting President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, meetings with various government officials, tours in Polish factories, including GE Power, as well as sightseeing fascinating Polish cultural places. Through this experience, the organizers hope to promote and enhance students’ knowledge about Poland by providing ‘on-site” learning experiences.

The program is open to enrolled college undergraduate students that will be graduating in 2019, rising college seniors. The recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents and have a GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or higher. We are looking for 10 beneficiaries who will arrive in Poland on June 13, 2018 and depart on June 24, 2018. Flight tickets, accommodations and all activities while in Poland will be covered under the partnership with GE and under the sponsorship of the President of Poland. Students are responsible to provide documentation of health insurance coverage and should be expected to secure pocket money for extra spending during their stay in Poland.

Interested students should submit a video response and answer application questions by May 9th, to http://bit.ly/2018GEPoland.  Video response questions have unlimited prep time and 5 minutes to answer the video question of “Please tell us why you should be selected for this international travel program to Poland”. While 5 minutes is available for your video response, please note that you may use as little or as much time necessary to provide a complete answer.

Please contact Tony Denhart, Tony.Denhart@ge.com, with any questions.

Nominated students will be notified by May 12, 2018 and will work with members of GE on travel plans and preparations.

Note:  Applicants will need a computer with webcam or mobile device and strong internet or cellular connection for the video response portion of the application. There will be the opportunity to test the device before you start the application.

Funding: U.S.- RUS Relations Fellowship (IREX)

Deadline for Applications: May 7, 2018

IREX has announced a call for applications for the U.S. Russia Experts Program.  The program supports and develops the talents, skills and proficiencies of U.S. graduate students interested in Russia, and U.S .- Russian relations.  The fellowship program is designed to deepen expertise and knowledge, strengthen U.S.-Russian connections and linkages, and improve U.S.-Russian understanding.

Program Guidelines and Eligibility

Fellowships for up to $5,000 will be awarded to fund customized research and professional development activities related to U.S.-Russian relations from June 2018 – January 2019.  The fellowship is open to U.S.-based current and recent graduates of master’s and professional development programs in the fields of Russian-area studies, business, law, public policy and the social sciences. U.S. and Russian citizens may apply.

The fellowship application deadline is May 7, 2018. The online application is available here.

CFP: Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence (Krakow, Poland)

Deadline for Submissions: May 11, 2018

Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence.  The touristic presentation of Jewish heritage in many cities belies long and difficult histories but nevertheless recognition through the protection, conservation and interpretation of this heritage is of increasing importance.  However, within their wider context of urban heritage, many sites and narratives of former, and existing, Jewish communities face a number of issues that require deeper examination and policy/practical responses.

Being held during the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this Conference is dedicated to addressing Urban Jewish Heritage and the multi-layered issues it faces.

Its aim is to examine, discuss and explore pasts, presents and futures for cities and towns with Jewish heritage. The Conference recognises that the threats to Jewish heritage are complex and dynamic and there is a need to identify new thinking to preserve and sustainably manage both the tangible and intangible aspects of Jewish culture and to communicate this to a wider audience.  In doing so, it seeks to address the following indicative questions:

  • What are the pressures upon Jewish heritage in the urban context and what levels of protection and conservation are in place to deal with such pressures?
  • How can new and sensitive uses be found for Jewish heritage in towns and cities?
  • What management models can be applied to Jewish heritage to ensure its sustainability?
  • What forms of relationships exist between Jewish heritage sites and urban tourism?
  • What are the touristic experiences with Jewish heritage?
  • To what extent is the interpretation of Jewish heritage effective and geared to an increasingly cosmopolitan and younger audience?
  • What is the role of the museum in the mediation and representation of Jewish heritage?
  • How is the intangible cultural heritage of the Jewish community communicated?

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Study Abroad: Russian Summer Program (Yanka Kupala State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2018

We would like to introduce you the opportunity for your students to take part in Russian Language Summer School 2018 at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus.

Russian Language Summer School is a 3-week Intensive course aimed at development / improvement of the Russian language speaking fluency and immersion in Belarusian culture.

Course duration: August, 5-25
Course timetable: 70 h
Course levels: from beginner to advanced
Groups: up to 8 students in a group
Homepage: www.rls.grsu.by
Deadline for the application: 25.05.2018
Participation fee: 325 Euro

The course includes:

  • a four-hour Russian lesson a day with an experienced teacher (60 hours in total)
  • a 10-hour elective course (Country Studies through Language / Business Russian / Karaoke in Russian / Belarusian language)
  • a cooking class
  • film viewings
  • lectures on Belarusian history and culture
  • excursions around the city of Grodno
  • a visit to one of the enterprises of Grodno
  • a daily opportunity to practice Russian with Belarusian students

    At extra cost:

  • day-tours outside Grodno at the weekends.

Past Participant Feedback on their website or FB group

For more information please see the homepage or contact us by e-mail rls@grsu.by

CFP: “Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th C” (Faberge Museum)

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2018

The call for papers for the International Academic Conference “Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”, to be held September 20–22, 2018 at Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg, will soon be over. The final paper submission deadline is May 15, 2018.

In the period from the early 19th to the early 20th centuries, jewellery art tread the path from the Empire style to Art Nouveau, saw the appearance of a constellation of brilliant jewellers, got itself noticed at World’s Fairs, contributed to the revival of old jewellery techniques, and began to be collected by both connoisseurs and museums.

  • What changes occurred in the typologies, style, and techniques used in the jewellery art throughout that period?
  • What role did the personal preferences of royals, nobles, bourgeois play in the evolution of the jewellery art?
  • How were political and military cataclysms, socio-economic changes, and the technological progress reflected in the jewellery art of the time?
  • How did collectors’ tastes change, and what part did jewellery art play in private and museum collections?

These and other questions will be among the topics discussed at the Fabergé Museum conference dedicated to the history of the jewellery art worldwide from the early 19th century to 1917.

Fabergé Museum is expanding its range of topics, covering a very wide geographic area. However, Russian jewellery art will remain the center of its focus and research.
To apply for the conferece, please submit a 300-word abstract with a short academic CV to conference@fabergemuseum.ru. All participants will be also asked to fill out the registarion form.
Papers must be original. Reviews of published books, chapters, articles, or any other previously published material will not be considered.
The conference languages are English and Russian. A publication is planned.

Conference Secretary: Maria Kosheleva
Tel.: +7 (812) 333 26 55
E-mail: conference@fabergemuseum.ru

Fabergé Museum International Academic Conference
“Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”
September 20–22, 2018
Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg

Funding: Home and Abroad Scholars (SRAS)

Deadline for Application: May 1, 2018

Home and Abroad awards $5,000-$10,000 to students who want to study abroad and serve an intense, resume-building internship.

Applications for the summer/fall session are being accepted through May 1!

Find out more at http://www.SRAS.org/HA

Application deadlines for other fall semester programs start May 15. See individual program pages for details.

For fall, 2018, offering include:

  • In most locations: Russian as a Second Language http://sras.org/rsl
  • Internships http://sras.org/intern
  • Challenge Grants (funding!) http://sras.org/challenge
  • In Warsaw: Security and Society http://www.securityandsociety.org/
  • In Bishkek: Central Asian Studies http://sras.org/ca
  • In Kiev: Policy and Conflict in the Post Soviet Space http://sras.org/pcon
  • In Russia: Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO http://sras.org/mgimo
  • Society, Business, and the Arts http://sras.org/sba
  • Russia and the Environment http://sras.org/environment
  • The Russian Far East http://www.sras.org/rfe

Study Abroad: Critical Languages Program (ASU Melikian Center)

Deadline for Applications: May 11, 2018

The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center is still enrolling for the 2018 summer semester, in selected languages. They are proud to offer a tuition-free program, regardless of residency. Students pay a flat fee of $1,500 for 4-13 semester credits, plus study-abroad fees if they opt to join an overseas program. Programs are offered in the U.S., overseas, or in “combination” courses that include both U.S. and overseas components.

FUNDING:
Select scholarships are available for Albanian, Armenian, Polish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

Rolling admission continues through May 11, 2018.
APPLICATION AND FULL DETAILS

Please contact with any questions at: cli@asu.edu OR +1 (480) 965-4188

 

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Funding: Tucker-Cohen Dissertation Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2018

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
Rules of eligibility for the ASEEES Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize are as follows:

  • The dissertation must be written in English and defended at a university in the United States or Canada;
  • The dissertation must be completed and defended during the calendar year prior to the award (for example, the dissertation must have been defended in 2017 to be eligible for the 2018 competition);
  • The dissertation’s primary subject and analytical purpose must be in the realm of the history of domestic politics, as broadly understood in academic or public life, though it may also include social, cultural, economic, international or other dimensions. The dissertation must focus primarily on Russia (though the topic may also involve other former Soviet republics) during one or more periods between January 1918 and the present.

NOMINATING INSTRUCTIONS

A nomination will consist of a detailed letter from the dissertation’s main faculty supervisor explaining the ways in which the work is outstanding in both its empirical and interpretive contributions, along with an abstract of 700-1000 words, written by the candidate, specifying the sources and general findings of the research. A faculty supervisor may nominate no more than one dissertation a year.

Faculty supervisors should send each committee member listed above their letter and the 700-1000-word abstract. (Candidates may also initiate the nomination, but it must come from their advisers.) The committee will read this material and then request copies of the dissertations that best meet the criteria, as defined in the statement above. Nominations must be received no later than May 15.