CFP: SCLC-2020: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Deadline: May 22, 2020

We announce the first call for papers for the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference (SCLC-2020), the 17th conference of the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA). The conference will take place on December 4-6, 2020 at UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø in Tromsø, Norway.

The confirmed invited speaker is Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History).

We invite abstracts for 20+10 min presentations on any topic of relevance to Slavic Cognitive Linguistics. Abstracts should be based on work that has not yet been published. We especially encourage submissions from young researchers. Abstracts can be written in English or in any Slavic language. Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words, including references. Please refrain from any self-identification in the body of the abstract. Each individual may be involved in a maximum of two abstracts (maximum one as sole author). Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair. Abstract submission link is

The deadline for abstract submission is May 22, 2020. Authors will be notified of acceptance / rejection by June 30, 2020.

For more information please visit the conference page at

Einstein Fellowship

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

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CFP: Theories and Practices of Creative Writing

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Theories and Practices of Creative Writing

The conference’s aim is to discuss the history, ideology, and structure of main literary institutions of the XIXth and XXth centuries related to teaching, theorizing, and practicing creative writing.

At the same time, we suggest examining existing — and discussing new — methods of teaching creative writing, thus broadening and strengthening a professional community involved in it.  

Special attention will be paid to a methodology of literary criticism so as to acquire means of the implementation of achievements related both to established and recent theoretical concepts.    

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Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Please note: This fellowship is restricted to citizens of the Russian Federation who are residing in Russia at the time of application.

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

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

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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