Tag Archives: October 2017

Study Abroad: Balkan Language Initiative (ACSA)

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind all that applications for spring 2018 intensive language immersion programs are approaching.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)

The American Councils Balkan Language Initiative provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of the Balkans. Participants may choose to study one of 5 regional languages including: Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

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Study Abroad: Eurasian Regional Languages Program (ACSA)

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind all that applications for spring 2018 intensive language immersion programs are approaching.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tajiki, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Yakut. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

*American Councils is pleased to announce special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Persian participating in the American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.)

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Study Abroad: Russian Language and Area Studies (ACSA)

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind all that applications for spring 2018 intensive language immersion programs are approaching.

Applications due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, October 15, 2017.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)
RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian)

*American Councils is pleased to announce special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Russian participating in the American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies in Moscow.

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Conference: Lost Experiments in Soviet Art (U of Chicago)

Date of event: October 5-7

Those in the Chicago area are invited to attend the Lost Experiments in Soviet Art conference and music festival, both with wonderful lineups. With the exception of the last concert (at Pianoforte, tickets $15), all events are at the University of Chicago, and are free and open to the public. For more information see the UC website, or contact Julia Vaingurt (vaingurt@gmail.com), Miriam Tripaldi (miriamtripaldi@uchicago.edu), or William Nickell (wnickell@uchicago.edu)

Found in Time: Lost Experiments in Soviet Art, 1940-1960

Power in Sound: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya

University of Chicago, October 5-7, 2017

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Funding Opportunity: Home and Abroad Scholars (SRAS)

Deadline for applications: October 5

If you are interested in the SRAS Home and Abroad Scholars program, earning up $10,000 to subsidize their study abroad while building their resumes abroad, SRAS can still accept applications here through October 5th!

Also, deadlines for most of SRAS’s other spring study abroad programs are coming up October 15th!

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CFP: Asia in the Russian Imagination (U of Utah)

Deadline for applications: October 15, 2017

Please consider submitting a proposal for Asia in the Russian Imagination, an interdisciplinary conference to be held in Spring 2018 at the University of Utah. UoU encourages graduate student submissions and hopes to have some funding to support participation.

Asia in the Russian Imagination

The University of Utah’s Asia Center and Russian Program are hosting an interdisciplinary conference on Siberia, Central Asia, and the Russian Far East and North Pacific, organized around the theme of “Asia in the Russian Imagination.” The conference will be held at the University of Utah’s campus in Salt Lake City on March 23-24, 2018. Over the past three years, the Russian Program’s “Siberian Initiative” has sponsored talks on anthropology, environmental studies, history, film studies, and linguistics, and we are continuing this interdisciplinary approach to Russia in Asia/Asia in Russia at our conference.

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Job: Program Manager in Hungary (DOT)

Deadline for application: October, 2017

Digital Opportunity Trust is currently looking for a Bilingual Program Manager for its 5- month project in Hungary.

About Digital Opportunity Trust

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is an acclaimed international non-profit headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; with local operations around the globe. DOT is the leader in creating educational, economic, and entrepreneurial opportunity through the effective use of information and communication technology for communities and people in countries that are developing, in transition, or under stress.

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Language Training: Armenian Language Schools (ARMACAD)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2017

After organizing 3 Armenian Studies Summer Schools and 1 winter school in Armenia ARMACAD is now pleased to announce its second International Armenian Language Winter School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 04, 2017 to December 15, 2017.
This 12 days’ winter school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.

The program will be launched in Yerevan on December 04 and will continue till December 15, with only 1 free day on December 10.

This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Eastern Armenian language, deepen their knowledge of Armenian Grammar, colloquial speech and literary language. It offers an intensive Armenian language course spanning 40 hours, divided into 11 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing.

During the winter school lectures on Armenian literature, anthropology and history will also be offered, as one of the purposes of the school is to expand the academic network of our winter school participants in Armenia.

ARMACAD Armenian language winter school is open to anyone with upper elementary knowledge of the Armenian language. The Armenian language classes are organized with the academic interests of the participants in mind to ensure that BA, MA, Ph.D. students as well as post-docs and professors can benefit from it.

CFP: Women and Tech in the post-Soviet Context: Intelligence, Creativity, Transgression (Digital Icons)

Deadline for Submissions: October 15, 2017

‘Women and Tech in the post-Soviet Context: Intelligence, Creativity, Transgression’

Call for Papers: Studies in Russian, Eurasian, and Central-European New Media (www.digitalicons.org)

The development of the internet as a democratizing tool fostering freedom of information, grass-roots activism, and peer-to-peer support is closely related to and engrained in hacker communities. In the early days of the internet’s development, these groups consisted primarily of young white men from privileged backgrounds and with access to higher education and technology. In popular culture, the image of the successful programmer, software developer and ‘hacktivist’ remains predominantly male and is based on such well-known examples as Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Edward Snowden, and Pavel Durov. Meanwhile, there are few if any stories or representations of women who have led the hacker revolution. As access to computer-programming-based technology becomes democratized on the user-end, gender (and other) inequalities on the developer side continue to persist with women drastically underrepresented in tech professions. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Research Grants (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2017

Brief Summary

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by two or more collaborating scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel and archival research; field work; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.

Eligible projects include

  • research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities;
  • conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research; and
  • archaeological projects that emphasize interpretation, data reuse, and dissemination of results.

Information about Preliminary Draft Proposals

Prospective applicants may submit a draft of their proposal for staff review (submission of draft proposals is optional) no later than October 15. Continue reading