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Funding: Kazakh, Uzbek & Uyghur Language Study (CESSI)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for the Title VIII Fellowship! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for the following intensive courses:

  • Beginning Kazakh
  • Intermediate Kazakh
  • Beginning Uzbek
  • Intermediate Uzbek
  • Beginning Uyghur

U.S. citizens who are graduate students (including incoming students), scholars, and working professionals are eligible for the Title VIII Fellowship. Fellowships cover full tuition at CESSI plus a $2,500 stipend for the summer. International students and undergraduates may still apply for the tuition remission scholarship.

More about CESSI:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and will earn eight credits upon completion of the program. In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend weekly lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great opportunity for participants to gain language skills before conducting fieldwork or applying for jobs abroad.

CESSI will take place June 18 – August 10, 2018Apply as soon as possible!

Contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu or call 608-265-6298 with any questions.

Funding: Summer Language Institute (Uni. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Language Institute has substantial scholarship funding (tuition scholarship awards of $3500 – $5500) remaining for the following programs:

  • Intensive Beginning Turkish, 8-credits (June 4 – July 28, 2018).
  • Intensive Beginning Czech, 6-credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Ukrainian, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Slovak, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Polish, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Intermediate Polish, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive 4th-year Russian, 8 credits (June 4 – July 28, 2018)

The courses will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language instruction.  In addition to daily language lessons, students are exposed to culture through classroom activities, singing, films, excursions to relevant local sites and restaurants, and English-language lectures.

Abroad courses are also available, and students may use these scholarships toward those programs; For details please see sli.pitt.edu 

Apply here, and please note: the University will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until the course is full or scholarship funds have been exhausted. Contact sliadmin@pitt.edu with any questions.

The University will accept applications on a rolling basis until classes are full and/or scholarship funds are exhausted.

Funding: Title VIII Fellowship (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Indiana University is currently accepting applications for Title VIII fellowships for study in its 2018 Summer Language Workshop.

Department of State Title VIII fellowships provide tuition and expenses for graduate students and scholars of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to attend summer language training programs.

Title VIII fellows in the Indiana Workshop earn a year’s worth of credit in intensive, academically challenging language courses, strengthened by career development seminars and cultural programming.

Learn more: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/funding

Apply today: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

CFP: All the Russias’ Blog (NYU)

Deadline for Submissions: Ongoing

All the Russias, the official blog of NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is now accepting submissions. The blog welcomes short pitches and/or completed drafts of 500-1200 words on any topic relating to Russian, East European, and Eurasian politics and culture. Pieces may belong to any number of different genres, including, but not limited to,

  • Cultural criticism
  • Political analysis
  • Reviews of…
    • …recently released or upcoming films or books, fictional or non-;
    • …ongoing or upcoming exhibitions, performances, or events
  • Exposés of recent research within Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined
  • Essays on disciplinary matters
  • “Explainers” offering insight into perplexing contemporary cultural phenomena or current events

Send ≤200-word proposals/ pitches (in the body of an email) or 500-1200-word drafts (as .docx’s or Google Drive attachments) to Maya Vinokour at alltherussias@gmail.com, along with a one-line bio (including a hyperlink to applicant’s webpage, if applicable).
For detailed submission and style guidelines, please see this page.

Study Abroad: Summer Internships in Novosibirsk(“Cosmopolitan” Education Center)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” invites participation in language & creativity summer camp as an international intern teaching English to Russian children and supervising a creativity workshop from mid-June until early August, 2018. There are spaces available at each of the three summer sessions that will be located in the beautiful Altai area and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk.

The dates of 2018 summer camp sessions are as follows:
Session 1: June 9th – June 18th (Novosibirsk session)
Session 2: June 28th – July 11th (The ALTAI Republic summer camp session)
Session 3: July 11th – July 24th (The ALTAI Krai summer camp session)

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Prof. Devel.: Online Scholarship Workshop (ASEEES CLIR)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Digital Scholarship Workshop for REEE Scholars

WhenMarch 9, 2018, 10:00 am (Central Time)
Registerhttps://goo.gl/forms/cABfh9NqmBmu02sH2

Dr. John Randolph (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Presentation title: What Would Digital Area Studies Look Like and How Could it Be Made: Reflexions from Teaching DH

Abstract:
In this presentation, John Randolph will discuss his attempts to bring REEES expertise and concerns into more general conversations within the Digital Humanities about the future of documentary publishing.  Where and how can we combine the teaching of both area studies and DH skills?  How do we manage the balance of needing to work on digital skills with the need to also build skills in the world’s languages and cultures?  John is part of a larger, multi-university project called “The Classroom and the Future of the Historical Record,” combining historians and information scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Michigan State University.

Dr. Inna Kizhner (European Association for Digital Humanities)
Presentation title: Digital Humanities in Russia

Abstract:
This presentation links the quantitative methods used in previous trends in scholarship, including mathematics, Russian editorial practices, and the development of museum computing in the country. By doing so we can consider the individual societal contexts which encourage a field to emerge, and although that field may look similar to outsiders, identify the lineage of intellectual approaches which still influence methods and cultures within the discipline. Moreover, this presentation will also outline the development of current DH projects and centers relating them to previous scholarship, including establishing the Russian Association for Digital Humanities, Associated Organization within the European Association for Digital Humanities.

Dr. Petr Plecháč (Institute of Czech Literature, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Presentation title: Corpus of Czech Verse and its online tools 

Abstract:
The talk will present the Corpus of Czech Verse, which is a lemmatised, morphologically, metrically and strophically annotated corpus of Czech poetry containing ~75,000 poems. Dr. Plecháč will introduce several online tools that enable users to work with these data – this includes graphical interfaces for statistical analysis of rhymes, verse meters, keywords etc. Finally Dr. Plecháč will show how such statistical findings on versification may be used for the purpose of automatic recognition of authorship.

Conference: Cultures of Protest in Russia (Davis Center in Harvard University)

RSVP: Ongoing

CULTURES OF PROTEST IN RUSSIA [SCHEDULE HERE]

The Davis Center in Harvard University invites attendance to their multi-disciplinary workshop called Cultures of Protest in Russia. Researchers from Slavic Studies, Anthropology, and Political Science will present their latest work. Highlights include a training session for graduate students on the use of ethnographic methods and a conversation with contemporary artist Artem Loskutov, an organizer in the Monstration movement. Please contact Ania Azman at aaizman@g.harvard.edu with any questions or to RSVP.

March 8-9, 2018
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
CGIS-South S354
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Prof. Devel.: Webinars with the Herder Institute (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Ongoing

Professional Development Webinars – Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies has launched a series of professional development webinars in collaboration with the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe and the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. Are you a scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research.

Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships, 12 pm (EST), March 7, 2018

This second webinar uses the Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe as an example for research institutions that exist outside of universities. First, participants will receive detailed information about the Institute’s collections and holdings (including 5 million newspaper clippings, close to 700,000 images, 40,000 historical maps, a library with half a million items etc.). Participants will also learn about the fellowship and partnership programs available, in addition to the Institute’s profile in the field of Digital humanities. Using the Herder Institute as an example, Peter Haslinger will also offer suggestions on networking strategies to adopt and will elaborate on the forms of cooperation that foster strategic partnerships between non-university institutions and universities in the German academia.

To register, click here. There’s no cost associated with participation.

Speaker’s Bio: Peter Haslinger is Professor of East-Central European History at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and Director of the Herder Institute in Marburg, a research institution affiliated with the Leibniz Association and specializing in the history, art history and digital humanities of East Central Europe. Dr. Haslinger is Principal Investigator at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies, the International Center for the Study of Culture, and the Center for Media and Interactivity, all located at the Justus Liebig University. He likewise functions as a spokesperson for the Herder Institute Research Academy, which aims to bridge the gap between scholarship in Eastern European Studies and the development of research infrastructures. His scholarly interest focuses on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and successor states in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published widely on Hungarian, Czech and Slovak history as well as on questions of nation, region and cultural diversity, on cartography and questions of security. Dr. Haslinger is the spokesperson for the project group that enhances the visibility of Eastern European Studies across disciplines within the Leibniz Association. He is likewise involved in activities for the enhancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the European level, among others as a member of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network Board.

Next webinar

April 11, 2018 (12pm EST): Doing Research on Eastern Europe in the EU: Research Infrastructures, Grant Models, and Career Mobility

For more information, contact Zsuzsanna Magdo,  Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs,  Center for Russian and East European Studies,  University of Pittsburgh,  zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Academic Job: Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities (Missouri S&T)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities, #00064876
ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP
College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Application Deadline
Posted until filled, with review of applications to begin on March 5, 2018

Job Description
The Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for the Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities.  This is a two-semester, endowed position for the 2018-19 academic year. We seek candidates with exceptional scholarly credentials in any humanistic field.

Qualifications: Applicants must be active scholars and teachers at the rank of associate or full professor.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in any humanities area; rank of associate or full professor.
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Study Abroad: Applied Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Intensive Field School (ArcheoTek)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled

The Applied Ground Penetrating Radar Workshop is designed as an intensive 6-day laboratory and field school in all aspects of ground penetrating radar investigation, from theoretical principles to survey design, field preparation, data collection, in depth analysis, report writing, and podium presentation. Participants, in 2-3 person teams, will learn the theory and methods involved in GPR exploration in various environments. They will familiarize themselves with the GPR instrumentation, in this context the Noggin 500 Unit (Smart Tow – Rough Terrain Configuration) in a simple, urban setting, while locating buried utilities. Once the basics are acquired, participants will explore a portion of a buried Roman villa, an environment with several specific, well defined targets to be located and mapped. The last three days will be devoted to original research, in a multilayered, target rich environment, ranging in human occupation from pre-Roman to modern periods.

Concurrently, participants will learn how to manipulate, optimize and analyze in-depth the data collected using SenSoft’s EKKO Project GPR analytical software package, in order to generate professional reports as well as present the research and its results in a scientific manner, in a podium presentation.

Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – GPR Applications

Type: Intensive Laboratory/Field School

Location: Southern Transylvania (Deva region, Hunedoara County), Romania

Excavation Dates: 6 day sessions, from June 3rd to August 18th, 2018 (check website for availability)

Team Size: 3 participants

Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/applied-field-geophysics-gpr

Contact E-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Project Directors: Andre Gonciar (Archaeological Techniques and Research Center – Canada); Isabel Morris (Princeton University)

Program Fee: US$985 per session (it includes full room and board as described on the project web page, lectures, training, all field gear, access to analytical software, local transportation to the sites when needed; not included: travel to and from Romania, medical insurance)

Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-geophysics 

The workshop is designed to be an intensive professional training program. There are no prerequisites. Participants will receive in March preparation articles, book chapters and/or training videos they will have to familiarize themselves with before arriving on site. The program is open to students, volunteers and professionals alike. There is no application deadline: applications are accepted as long as positions are available in the program.

For comparison purposes, see the 3-day professional training programs offered by North America’s leading GPR companies, Sensors and Software (https://www.sensoft.ca/training-events/courses/3-day-gpr-short-course/ ) and GSSI (http://www.geophysical.com/training.htm)