Internship: Online Research with SRAS

Deadline: November 20, 2020

SRAS will be hosting a flexible winter break internship for talented student writers looking to pick up some publishing credits and a scholarship to put toward future study abroad or online study with SRAS. Dates are flexible to fit any winter break.

Students will write short articles on pop or folk culture for the SRAS Family of Sites.

Heritage speakers of minority or Caucasian languages are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Job: Special Advisor, Eurasia Program (Berlin)

Deadline: November 6, 2020

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your management, policy analysis and advocacy skills, and regional expertise in Eurasia? We’re seeking a Special Advisor based in Berlin to work closely with our Regional Director for Eurasia to provide leadership and expertise on global advocacy, building political power, and confronting transnational authoritarianism. This position would be working closely with stakeholders across OSF, the seven Eurasian National Foundations, and partners in the field.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Eurasia Program works to strengthen civil society, uphold human rights, and maintain space for independent debate and discussion in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the South Caucuses.

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Grad Program Info Session: Russia, E European, and Eurasian Studies/Information Science (University of Illinois)

Event Date: November 10 at 1 pm CT

Interested in combining advanced study in the languages and cultures of Russia, East Europe and Eurasia with expert training in Information Science at a top-ranked program?  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce its 2020 call for applications to our exciting new MA/REEES and MS/LIS Joint Degree Program.  Please join us on Zoom on November 10th at 1:00 PM Central Time to learn more about this opportunity (the registration link is below). 

This information session will be led by John Randolph (Director, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center) and Moises Orozco Villicana (Director of Enrollment Management, iSchool).  They will describe the exciting course of study available to students at Illinois as part of this Joint Degree program.  They will also be happy to answer any questions applicants may have about admissions, degree requirements, financial aid, and career advancement. 

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Pre-ASEEES Conference Workshop: Shredding the Map: Poetic Geographies of Revolutionary Russia (1914-1922)

Event Date: November 5, 2020

Digital Humanities in the Slavic Field is pleased to present the ASEEES 2020 pre-conference workshop:

Shredding the Map: Poetic Geographies of Revolutionary Russia (1914-1922)

Thursday, Nov 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. EST
Virtual Convention Platform, Room 1 (link available via ASEEES program or see below)

Edith W. Clowes, Anna Gomboeva, Aaron Thomas (Slavic, U. Virginia)

Cynthia Girard, Susanna Klosko, Worthy Martin (IATH, U. Virginia)

What do you imagine when you think of “home” and “homeland?” Join us to learn how our new website investigates Russian writers’ “mapping” of their war-time homeland. Around 1917, as Russia itself crumbled, older ways of thinking about the country gave way to fresh, more vibrant images and feelings of place. “Poetic Geographies” is creating a literary topography of Russia during the years of war and revolution, based on an innovative concept of place and grounded in our expanding database of more than 600 works by writers, both famous and unknown, who lived and wrote in these tumultuous years.

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CFP: Texas Linguistic Society Conference (UT Austin)

Deadline: November, 15, 2020

The Twentieth Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society will take place February 19–20, 2021. The conference will be hosted virtually by the University of Texas at Austin and will feature a special session on the role of language in perpetuating and dismantling social inequality.

This year’s conference will feature keynote presentations from:

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CFP: Collecting Orthodoxy in the West: A History and a Look Towards the Future

Deadline: November 9, 2020

In a 1947 article titled “Byzantine Art and Scholarship in America,” Kurt Weitzmann examined the history of collecting Byzantine art in the United States. “…The combination of formal beauty and material splendor, coupled with great technical perfection and an aristocratic spirit which gives to even the smallest object a rare distinction…” renders these works particularly attractive to private collectors, wrote Weitzmann. Our conference takes this statement as a starting point and focuses on the history of collecting Christian Orthodox objects in the West from the nineteenth century to the present: a topic replete with spectacular objects, profound questions and captivating narratives. This international conference, organized and sponsored by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA (USA), considers why, how, where, and by whom these objects have been and continue to be acquired. Once obtained, how are they classified, conserved, displayed, and described? How and by whom is their value, whether symbolic or monetary, determined? What is the relationship between their original purpose and the newfound one? From Marjorie Merriweather Post and Henry Walters to modern day collectors such as Gordon Lankton, small private museums to major public institutions, there has been a sustained interest in owning architectural remnants, manuscripts, liturgical objects, enkolpia and, of course, icons. 

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Job: Learning Design Specialist (Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center, Hawaii)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Learning Design Specialist 

(Application review starts Nov. 20 – open until filled)

Primary lead for selected technology integration projects at the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center), providing guidance, facilitating, and ensuring success on projects. The individual in this role collaborates with Language Flagship faculty (project directors, language technology specialists, second language acquisition specialists, etc.) and staff distributed across multiple institutions of higher education across the U.S.  

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CFP: “Crisis, Contingency, and the Future of REEES: Perspectives on the Present and Future of the Field,” a Critical Discussion Forum proposal for the Slavic Review

Deadline: November 20, 2020

The Working Group for Solidarity in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, an ASEEES affiliate group, and the Slavic Review are soliciting submissions for a Critical Discussion Forum on the state of the field and the specific challenges of contingency. Slavic Review will host the forum tentatively titled Crisis, Contingency, and the Future of REEES: Perspectives on the Present and Future of the Field, to be published approximately in the Fall 2021. Contributions to this forum will focus on challenges our field faces, both in confronting the current COVID-19 crisis and grappling with long-lasting structural problems in our field, such as racism, xenophobia, sexism, classism, homo- and transphobia; discrimination based on nationality, ethnicity, and religious affiliation; as well as the lack of employment, housing, and healthcare security.

Our primary goal is to present the stories and perspectives of colleagues in contingent positions: graduate students, international students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting and adjunct instructors, lecturers, academic hourly employees, independent scholars, as well as tenure track scholars.

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Alta Emerging Translator Mentorship Program

Deadline: November 30, 2020

The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. The mentorship duration is approximately nine months. The emerging translator is expected to choose a project that can be completed in that time, and they will only be advised on that particular project.
The following mentorships are available in 2021:

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ASEEES Virtual Convention

Deadline: October 7 (for reduced registration fees)

2020 ASEEES Virtual Convention, November 5-8 and 14-15

Join us for the Virtual Convention in November. With over 500 panels and roundtables, a film series, and networking activities, the virtual convention is a great opportunity, especially for those who have not been able to attend the in-person conventions in the past, to learn about latest scholarship and meet colleagues in the field. Registrants will also have a access to session recordings after the convention. The virtual convention website will become available in late October.

Register by October 7
Regular registration ends on  October 7, after which the registration fees will be higher. You must be registered in order to access the virtual platform, which will become available in late October. We also ask that you consider donating ASEEES so that we can offer more waivers to support graduate students and scholars in need to participate in the convention.

All registration, registration waiver, and donation information can be found on the Registration page

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