Old Slavonic Online Course

Deadline: September 28, 2023

ASPIRANTUM, the Armenian School of Languages and Cultures, is hosting a three-week online school for Old Slavonic. The program will commence on November 6, 2023, and conclude on November 24, 2023. The online school is designed to help participants improve their skills in reading and interpreting Old Slavonic texts.

For more details, please visit: https://aspirantum.com/courses/old-slavonic-school

Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Soviet and Post-Soviet Cultural Studies  (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Deadline: September 30, 2023

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track position in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cultural Studies with emphasis on Ukraine. We welcome applications from scholars whose research explores any topic within that area through media, film, or literature and includes Ukraine. The position will start at the rank of Assistant Professor (100% FTE, on a 9-month service basis, with a 2-2 course load). Successful candidates will be prepared to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and oversee Ukrainian language instruction. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching and mentoring are especially encouraged to apply. 

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CFP: Sergei Parajanov at One Hundred: Chimeras of Nation, Form, and Being (University of Southern California)

Deadline: September 15, 2023

In his interview with Ron Holloway, Parajanov proclaimed that he was a chimera, a being inscrutable to others but also uniquely able to look ahead and beyond all constraints. The chimera, a mythological figure comprising parts of different bodies, emblematizes both the possibilities of imagination and the impossibility of categorization and control. It poses a challenge to homogeneity, fixity, swift legibility and intelligibility by re-constellating the known to produce aesthetic wonders that are always in excess of the sensible. A slap in the face of propriety and pure reason, a blow to scientific and epistemological certainty, the chimera boldly transcends limiting constructions and strictures. And for those very same reasons, the chimera is often subject to suspicion, fear, and persecution. 

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Call for Papers: Teaching the Languages of Central and Eastern Europe: Adapting to the Post-Pandemic World 

Deadline: September 30, 2023

NeMLA 2024 panel (March 7-10, 2024, Boston, MA) 

This panel is looking for presentations about innovations that college instructors of Central and Eastern European languages have been implementing in order to make language and culture courses relevant and meaningful in the era of post-Covid and the war in Ukraine. How has the pandemic changed our methodology and pedagogy? What approaches and techniques do we take with us? What practices do we discard? In what areas do we innovate and what are successful innovations? How do we adapt to different student expectations and experiences in face-to-face, remote or hybrid courses? What has the pandemic made obsolete, a “surplus”, in our courses? How has the war in Ukraine influenced our curriculum? 

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New! ASEEES Research Meetup Series

Event Dates: September 29, October 25

Join us to share practical tips, logistical questions, and local resources! 

To Register: https://www.aseees.org/news-events/aseees-news-feed/research-meetup-series

Please note that these events are open to ASEEES members only.

Doing Research in the Baltic Countries (in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies)

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Guest Editors Wanted (Russian Language Journal)

Deadline: September 29, 2023

Russian Language Journal is entertaining proposals for the special issue of Volume vol 74/issue 2 (printed issue), to be published in December 2024. Thematic issues of Russian Language Journal focus on areas of current interest and are an excellent venue to bring together in one issue numerous approaches to a methodology or an issue in Slavic linguistics and language teaching. We are particularly interested in publishing a special issue on Slavic linguistics, literature-language intersections, corpus linguistics, digital studies, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition, decolonization in Slavic Studies, but other proposals will also be considered. 

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Job: English Language Editor at Kosovo 2.0

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Are you passionate about independent journalism? Do you know all about Kosovo and the Balkan region? Do you have a background in editing?

We’re seeking an English-language editor to join our editorial team as we look to build on our bold and captivating award-winning journalism.       

The person we hire will be dedicated to deepening the understanding of current affairs and political, social and cultural issues in Kosovo and the Western Balkans. They will be able to work constructively with our journalists and contributors on developing engaging ideas for journalistic coverage on a wide variety of issues from story conception, editing, and finalizing every detail for publication. The editor will also play an important role in developing our editorial policies.

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Hungarian and Ukrainian Online Language Courses

In 2023-24 UC Berkeley will offer online instruction in these languages at two levels: Elementary and Advanced Readings.

For more information on individual courses, please click the following links. All times PST.

Introductory Ukrainian: https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2023-fall-ukraini-1a-001-lec-001

Continuing Ukrainian: https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2023-fall-ukraini-100a-001-lec-001

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CFP: Central Slavic Conference

Deadline: September 15, 2023

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars from all disciplines working in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri (virtual option available), from Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5, 2023. 

Founded in 1962, the Central Slavic Conference is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies). The CSC welcomes participants from the region, outside the region, and around the world.  

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Aleksanteri Conference (University of Helsinki)

Deadline: August 31 (early bird), September 30, 2023 (regular)

This year’s Aleksanteri Conference, held on October 25–27 at the University of Helsinki, Finland, tackles the theme of decolonization. Registration for the event titled “Decolonizing Space in the Global East – Legal Choices, Political Transformations, Carceral Practices” is available at Early Bird rate until August 31.

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