CFP: 20th Annual Aleksanteri Conference: Eurasia and Global Migration (University of Helsinki)

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Dates and venue: 21–23 October 2020, University of Helsinki, Finland

The 20th Annual Aleksanteri Conference brings together scholars exploring dimensions of global migration to, from and within the Eurasian space. For the purposes of this conference, the geographic domain of the Eurasian space includes Central and Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space. We discuss migration and the agency of migrants in terms of social, political, cultural and economic processes and flows, which redefine the contours of national boundaries and affect societal development in both sending and receiving societies. Migration to, from and within the Eurasian space has been a part of flows and processes between the Global North and Global South, but also a part of the building of past empires.

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Conference/CFP: Internet Communication: Multiformality and Multifunctionality (Russia)

Deadline: May 30 (conference); September 10, 2020 (papers)

You are invited to take part in the conference ‘Internet Communication: Multiformatity and Multifunctionality’  29 – 30 October 2020 in Arkhangelsk (Russia), held by the Higher School of Social Sciences, Humanities and International Communication of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov in Arkhangelsk with the support of the Lecturate of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Ekaterinburg. Internet-communication today develops in a direction, where different formats and modi are used, which interact with each other and lead to the appearance of new communicative phenomena  – Internet  memes, live-broadcasting or photo-histories. We propose researchers from different fields of research to think about and reflect on the linguistic, social, psychological and pragmatic kind of similar communicative phenomena on the Internet. Researchers, university teachers, students and young researchers are invited to participate in the conference.                                                                         

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Call for Submissions: Studi Slavistici Journal

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The journal “Studi Slavistici” is pleased to invite proposals for a special issue to be published in vol. XVIII, 2021, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Ukrainian poetess, playwright, translator Lesya Ukrainka (1871-1913).

The writer has proved herself a bright modernist, whose influence on the development of Ukrainian literature cannot be overestimated. In her writings, problems of democratization of society, national liberation and emancipation were raised. The writer’s style is characterized by intellectualism, intermediality and a wide range of European literary tendencies.

Methodologies of approach to single works and various genres practiced by Lesya Ukrainka may be different, allowing fresh interpretations and deeper knowledge of the writer, her intellectual world, international literary connections, philosophical and artistic views. Her iconic image, overloaded with social and national mythologization may result in a more equilibrated evaluation in our days.

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Study Abroad: UA Moscow Program, Summer and Fall (University of Arizona)

Deadline: February 25, 2020 (Summer); May 1, 2020 (Fall)

The University of Arizona’s UA Moscow program, in partnership with the GRINT Centre, is accepting applications for study abroad for the Summer 2020 session, as well as the 2020 Fall Semester and/or the 2020-21 Academic Year sessions.

Application deadlines:
•       Summer program: Feb 25, 2020
•       Fall / Academic Year programs: May 1, 2020

Summer Program (May 18 – July 11, 2020) includes:
•       Language classes, available for every language level from beginning to superior;
•       Accommodations on the campus of the Moscow University for the Humanities, with easy access to downtown Moscow via the metro;
•       A cultural program with excursions in and around Moscow, as well as an extended trip to St. Petersburg.

To begin an application for the UA Moscow program, please see https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/moscow

For more information about the program, please email Dr. Benjamin Jens, Director of UA Moscow, at bcjens@email.arizona.edu.

Study Abroad: Semester Programs in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is now accepting applications for Fall 2020 study abroad programs in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Please share this information with your students. 

All CIEE semester programs in Russia feature:

  • 24/7 on-site support 
  • Comprehensive pre-departure and onsite orientations: an introduction to Russian culture, practical matters of living in the city and being in the program 
  • Carefully vetted housing: host families (St. Petersburg); on-campus dormitory (Moscow)
  • Diverse cultural activities and volunteer opportunities to promote intercultural understanding
  • Excursions in and beyond the city to enhance classroom learning 
  • Program with Russian peers (in both Moscow and St. Petersburg) for language and cultural immersion
  • US academic record administered through Tulane University
  • Medical insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
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Grad. Program: Franco-Russian Masters’ programs in History and Sociology (Paris/Moscow)

Deadline: March 1, 2020; May 1, 2020

French-Russian Master in History EHESS (Paris) / HSE (Moscow)
From the beginning of the 2018 academic year, EHESS and the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE, Государственный Университет “Высшая школа экономики” known as “Vyshka”) will offer a two-year bi-national (Franco-Russian) master’s degree course.

Students are admitted to the Program after their Master’s admission to their institutions: 
HSE – Students admitted to the HSE Masters programmes “Historical Knowledge”, “Medieval Studies”, “History of Culture and Arts”, “The Art Market” may participate in the Programme provided they meet the criteria for admission to the EHESS Masters programme;
EHESS – Students admitted to a Master’s degree in “Social Sciences” with a specialization in History of EHESS may participate in the Programme provided they meet the criteria for admission to a Master’s degree at HSE.

This course comprises a two-year programme with a possible one-year stay in each of the two institutions, a wide choice of courses, a follow-up requiring research under two co-directors (one from each institution), and a diploma qualifying in each of the institutions. 

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Call for Submissions: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza (tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu) and Robert Reynolds (robert_reynolds@byu.edu), to be published Dec 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.

Contributions may be written in either English or Russian, and should generally be no longer than 7000 words. More detailed explanations regarding submission policies and procedures can be found at http://rlj.americancouncils.org/policies. Submissions should be sent by email to either of the co-editors no later than 1 May 2020.

Robert Reynolds, robert_reynolds@byu.edu

Thomas Garza, tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu

Conference/CFP: (0ver)Indulgence: Entangling Sin and Virtue in Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Princeton)

Deadline for papers: February 16, 2020
Event Date: May 6-7, 2020

(Over) Indulgence Conference:Entangling Sin and Virtue in Eastern Europe and Eurasia A graduate conference sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University

Location: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University

Keynote speaker: Eric Naiman (UC Berkeley)

Website: https://www.overindulgenceconference.com 

Transgression against societal norms has long been elevated to transgression against the divine. Yet vice and virtue are not always mutually incompatible; morals and societal norms are not always black and white. Nor is transgression the only way to move from virtue to sin (or vice versa). In Crime and Punishment, it is Sonia who becomes Dostoevsky’s guiding star to redemption – despite her “fall from grace” into prostitution. (Over) Indulgence aims at exploring such virtuous acts of sin; our graduate conference is interested in tracing various entanglements of the virtuous and the sinful across the Eastern European and Eurasian landscape. We invite submissions that address three major thematic clusters. The first, most literal, interpretation of our conference theme deals with the subversion of dominant norms. We are interested in papers that explore the “negative translation” through which chastity is mutually referential with promiscuity, heterosexuality – with homosexuality, sobriety – with alcoholism, and restraint – with gluttony (to name a few). What are the protocols of such translation, and what types of dialogue between the virtuous and the sinful does it require?

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Study Abroad: Fieldwork Opportunities in Folklore, Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology (Siberia, Russia, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: (Varies) December 2019 – May 2020

American Friends of Russian Folklore is pleased to announce eight folklore expeditions in Russia, Siberia and Kazakhstan for the summer of 2020.   Volunteer positions on theexpeditions are available to students, academics and others.

Expeditions are led by qualified scholars with years of experience in the field. Volunteers join in the work of the expedition – conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, serving as audiences and helping to process collected field materials. Team members live in rural villages where they are immersed in  local customs, language and food. Fluency in the local language is helpful, but not required.

Volunteers pay a fee which covers their accommodations, food and transportation during the expedition, plus a share of the general expedition expenses. College credit through students’ home institutions can be arranged in many cases.   Scholarships are available.

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Lang. Training: Summer Intensive Language Programs (Pitt)

Deadline: March 1, 2020 (or until Mid-May)

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2020. We offer intensive language courses through a variety of domestic, study abroad, and hybrid (Pittsburgh+abroad) programs in the following languages:

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