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The U.S. Russia Foundation Internship Opportunities
The U.S. Russia Foundation invites applications for its internship program in the Foundation’s Washington DC office for Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. USRF interns will have responsibilities in two areas: (1) supporting USRF staff in grant administration and management, and in the operation of the Washington office; and (2) researching, writing, and producing an in-house report for USRF Board members and staff on current trends in Russia and U.S.-Russia relations.

USRF interns will also participate in a program of seminars, discussions, and events to develop their expertise on Russia and knowledge of careers and professions in government, the private sector, and education.

Interns will work flexible schedules of 15-20 hours per week under the supervision of USRF staff. The Spring internship program runs from January 15 through May 31. The Summer internship program runs from June 1 through August 31. The Fall internship program runs from September 15 through December 31. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1200 and support for public transportation costs in the DC metro area.

An applicant must:

  1. Be a current full-time undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university with a focus on Russian studies (in any academic discipline), OR be a current Masters degree or professional degree candidate. Preference is given to undergraduates, but MA candidates may also apply.
  2. Have completed at least 2 years of Russian language studies or the equivalent
  3. Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. Be a U.S. citizen

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for each semester. Spring semester applications are due by December 1st; Summer semester applications are due by April 30th, and Fall semester applications are due by September 13th. These should be submitted to chief@usrf.us.

Applicants should submit:

  1. A letter of interest that includes: your background, your interest in Russia, and what you think USRF should be doing to advance its mission (see the USRF website http://usrf.us )
  2. 2 letters of recommendation from professors, instructors, or teaching assistants
  3. A current university transcript
  4. A writing sample

Funding

National Endowment for the Humanities Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research Grant
The Archeological and Ethnographic Field Research program makes awards to institutions and organizations conducting empirical field research to answer significant questions in the humanities. Archaeology and ethnography are important methodologies utilized by many disciplines across the humanities and social sciences that provide observational and experiential data on human history and culture.

Archaeological methods may include field survey and field-based remote sensing, documentation or visualization, and/or excavations in support of answering research questions in all aspects of the human past, including but not limited to ancient studies, anthropology, art history, classical studies, regional studies, epigraphy, and other related disciplines. Ethnographic methods may include participant observation, surveys and interviews, and documentation or recording in pursuit of research questions in anthropology, ethnolinguistics, oral history, ethnomusicology, performance studies, folklore studies, and related disciplines.

Projects may be led by individuals with institutional affiliation or by teams of collaborating scholars from the same or multiple eligible institutions. Awards provide up to three years of support for fieldwork and data processing. While the ultimate expectation of such awards is the dissemination of results through publications and other media, this program supports costs related to fieldwork such as travel, accommodation, and equipment as well as compensation for field staff and salary replacement for the project director and collaborating scholars. Applicants interested in publishing the results of field research are encouraged to apply to one of NEH’s individual fellowship programs or Collaborative Research.

Applications are due September 30, 2020. 

American Councils for International Education Title VIII Research Scholar Program
This program provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application. Please note that all American Councils Title VIII Fellowship Programs must take place between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. The application deadline for Title VIII fellowships is October 1, 2020. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

American Councils Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application. Please note that all American Councils Title VIII Fellowship Programs must take place between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. The application deadline for Title VIII fellowships is October 1, 2020. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, 2021-2022 Fellowship: “Rethinking Premodern Jewish Legal Cultures”
The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to open a call for applications for the first of two successive fellowship years devoted to Jews and the law. Jews have been closely associated with law since antiquity, developing a rich and complex legal tradition and participating variously in the legal cultures of the societies in which they have lived. Several leading universities are now home to centers for Jewish law, ancient to contemporary in focus, and the topic is drawing scholarly interest from well beyond the field of legal studies, including research in history, literature, philosophy, political theory, and gender studies, among others. The Katz Center is pleased to contribute to this growing and expansive topic over the course of two consecutive fellowship years devoted to exploring the connections between Jewish studies and legal thought, culture, and practice. During the first year of this cycle, the 2021-2022 academic year, the Center seeks to support scholars working on law as a dynamic feature of Jewish culture in premodern contexts, spanning from antiquity to the eighteenth century. The Katz Center invites applications that propose the study or framing of Jewish law or legal thinking within relevant historical contexts; that explore the relationship between law and other aspects of society or culture; that attend to questions of form, genre, and rhetoric; that investigate the institutions, practices, and actors that enact law; or that address related topics such as governance and/or crime. The vision for the year is of a fellowship community that advances an interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional approach to law and that bridges between Jewish law and other legal cultures.

With funding from the Israel Institute and in partnership with Penn’s Jewish Studies Program, the Katz Center is offering an additional opportunity for a teaching fellowship in 2021–2022 for Israeli scholars. The recipient will be a full participant in the Center’s fellowship program and will teach one undergraduate course per semester on an Israel-related subject. To be eligible for the Israel Institute/Katz Center fellowship applicants must be Israeli citizens with a PhD in a field or subject related to Israel and/or who is currently employed at an Israeli institution of higher learning or research center. Applicants to this fellowship are required to submit a sample syllabus along with a statement of past teaching experience and teaching style. Full information can be found at the link posted above. Applications are due October 12, 2020.

2021-22 Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity Fellowship, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan provides residential fellowships for scholars to conduct research around an annual theme. Position offers pending final approval, we are currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 Theme Year, “Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity.” Diversity of ethnicity, religion, social status, gender, age, and ability was as much a feature of the ancient Mediterranean world as it is in the present. We aim to explore the diversity of religious, cultural, and political life during the period of the Second Temple, from after the Babylonian Exile up to and including the Bar Kokhba Revolt.

The modern notion of Second Temple Judaism was originally shaped by Christian scholars who imagined it as the “intertestamental” period between the Old and the New Testaments, or as the “age of Jesus.” On the other hand, Jewish scholars were uncomfortable with the periodization, only gradually accepting the notion that a significant transition also occurred between “Biblical” and “Rabbinic” Judaism, or “from the Bible to the Mishnah.” Second Temple Judaism, however, is much more than just a combination of “proto-Rabbinic” and “proto-Christian” traditions. It was the seedbed for multiple, distinctive worldviews, as recorded by Josephus and attested by the Dead Sea Scrolls, the so-called OT Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, and the rich literature of Hellenistic Judaism.

The Frankel Institute aims to develop fruitful conversation about ancient Jewish diversity. We invite fellows to question the separation of the “canonical” from the “non-canonical,” and the “Christian” from the “Jewish.” We particularly welcome proposals that integrate the “traditional” tools of philology, intellectual and social history, and archaeology with “newer” methods of analysis (gender studies, post-colonial studies, etc.). By bringing together a group of international scholars who approach the material from different perspectives in an interdisciplinary and inclusive fashion, the Frankel Institute seeks to contribute to our understanding of the vibrant diversity of Second Temple Judaism and redefine its place within Jewish Studies.

Application closing date is October 19, 2020.

U.S. – Kazakhstan University Partnership Grants Program
American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce a request for project proposals for the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program 2020-21. 

Funded by the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program aims to establish new partnerships between higher education institutions, strengthen educational ties between the two countries, and bolster English-language programming.

Administered by American Councils for International Education (American Councils), these grants are designed to adapt policies, practices, and administrative structures for teaching and learning English and English for special purposes in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and modify teaching and curriculum for student outcomes in those areas.

Awards may support travel for faculty and technical experts, honoraria, materials, and conference fees for projects in the U.S. and Kazakhstan that advance the following program goals to:

  1. Improve curriculum and pedagogy of English and STEM teachers, and integrate English into their courses; particularly in regions outside of Nur-Sultan and Almaty;
  2. Facilitate, implement, and measure five U.S.-Kazakhstan partnerships that adapt policies, practices, and administrative structures for English and STEM education and adapt pedagogy and curriculum for student outcomes in those areas.

Deadline for applications is Friday, 23 October 2020 05:00 PM EST.

Awards are expected to begin December 2020 and must be completed by December 31, 2021. Individual grants will be awarded from $40,000 per project.
American Councils will support matchmaking with Kazakhstani partners in our network. 

To download a sample application form and budget template, visit https://unicen.americancouncils.org or contact Ksenia Ivanenko, Senior Program Officer (Washington, DC) at kivanenko@americancouncils.org AND Maksat Koshkarbayev, Program Coordinator (Almaty, Kazakhstan) at mkoshkarbayev@americancouncils.org.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2021-2022
The Fellowships: The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for one to three advanced long-term fellowships for research in Turkey made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships tenures range from four to twelve continuous months during 2021-2022.  Stipends of $4,200 per month are awarded on the basis of individual proposals.

Eligibility: Scholars who have completed their formal training by the application deadline and plan to carry out research in Turkey for four months or longer may apply.  They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S.  Please consult ARIT U.S. office for questions of eligibility.  Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Institutes: ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey.  The ARIT Istanbul library concentrates on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey and facilitates archival research in the city.  ARIT – Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs.  Both centers support research on modern Turkey. Both offer research and study facilities, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

Application Procedure: In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2020Please download, save, and complete the application form appended here (.pdf).  Submit your application by email to aritoffice@gmail.com. Please have letters of reference sent directly to ARIT by mail or e-mail. Letters should support the proposed research and your capacity to carry out the project.  Supporting documents in paper form may be sent to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324.  For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or email to aritoffice@gmail.com. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2021.

Research Permission: ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas.  In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this including most libraries housed within Turkish museums.  Scholars wishing to conduct research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country.  Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures.

Researchers who wish to work with collections and some libraries housed in the Turkish museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums.  If the material they wish to work with is part of an excavation or survey, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the project director giving permission to carry out the research.  The permit application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT research permit page.  ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if official research permission is not obtained.

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey, 2021-2022
THE FELLOWSHIPS:  The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to offer ARIT fellowships for research in Turkey for the 2021-2022 year.  Grants for tenures up to one academic year will be considered; applications for projects of shorter duration are also supported. ARIT offers research and study facilities as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.

ELIGIBILITY:  Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible to apply.  Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2021, and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research.  Non-U.S. applicants who reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada.   Scholars who have completed their formal training may also apply for ARIT fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For questions of eligibility, please check with the ARIT office in Philadelphia.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  In order to be considered, applicants should provide complete application information.   Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2020.  Please download, save, and complete the application form appended here (.pdf).  Submit your application by e-mail to aritoffice@gmail.com. Please have letters of reference sent directly to ARIT by mail or e-mail. Letters should support the value of the proposed research and the applicant’s capacity to carry out the project. Graduate student applicants must provide a copy of their graduate transcript. Supporting documents may be sent to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324.  For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or e-mail to aritoffice@gmail.com. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2021.

RESEARCH PERMISSION: ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas.  In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research directly from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work, including most libraries housed within Turkish museums. For archival and library research with tenures of less than three months, some foreign scholars may enter on a tourist visa and apply for the research permit and visa from within Turkey; or they may choose to procure a research visa via the Turkish Embassy in advance of their arrival. Scholars wishing to carry out research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures.

Researchers who wish to work with collections and some libraries housed within Turkish museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums.  If the material they wish to study is part of an excavation or survey, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the project director giving permission to carry out the research.  The research permit application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT research permit page. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if official research permission is not obtained.

Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies
The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation is accepting proposals from universities in North America to establish a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to annually support one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, history and society.

Eligibility: The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to universities in North America with an existing department, research centre or program in Ukrainian studies. The Fellowship will be open to recently awarded PhDs.

Funding: It is encouraged that the Fellowship include the teaching of a course. The exact amount of the Fellowship is negotiable.

Application Procedure: Please send proposals by email to the Foundation at pjef@bellnet.ca before December 15th, 2020. The proposal should include: a short summary regarding the university, existing resources, centers, programs in Ukrainian Studies that may support the future Fellowship; a short description of the future Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies (length of the program, components, requirements to candidates, expected outcome of the program, etc.); a budget for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship; and intended start date.

Mailing address:
Petro Jacyk Education Foundation
5080 Timberlea Blvd, Suite 202
Mississauga, ON L4W 4M2
Canada
Tel: (905) 238-0467

Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme
The Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme is an annual program of the Ukrainian Institute’s Academic Sector. It welcomes project proposals from educational institutions, think tanks, and research centers that focus on the history and culture of Ukraine. The Lysiak-Rudnytskyi Ukrainian Studies Programme is designed to increase the visibility of Ukraine in educational, research, and cultural centers in Europe and North America. The goal of the Lysiak-Rudnytsky Programme is to:  Support the projects in Ukrainian Studies;  Strengthen Ukrainian perspectives in public discourse;  Promote Ukraine and its cultural heritage. In 2020, the Ukrainian Institute announces the first open call of the programme. We plan to announce open call annually. Institutions that operate in cultural, educational, or scientific sphere outside of Ukraine (universities, think tanks, research centers, NGOs and others) are eligible to apply. One applicant has the right to submit no more than two applications. Ukrainian institutions (residents of Ukraine) cannot apply for the Programme. The Ukrainian Institute welcomes the cooperation between Ukrainian institutions and foreign ones, but only the foreign institution can apply for the Programme. To apply for the Programme please send your application with the required documents to academic@ui.org.ua with the subject line ‘Project_Name_Proposal_Lysiak-Rudnytsky_Programme’.

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language Study at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:  For summer 2021, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer approximately 18 fellowships for advanced participants in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul.  This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.

PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation prior to departure for Turkey, most of which will be on-line orientation activities, followed by 10 hours of orientation upon arrival in Istanbul.

COURSE OF STUDY: ARIT fellowship supported courses are offered at the advanced level.  Class size is limited to ten students.  Each class meets twenty hours per week.  Classes are held on weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm.   They are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, language laboratory work, and open conversations with teaching assistants.  In the afternoon, students meet with teaching assistants on an informal basis for additional instruction and free conversation.  Participants also attend extracurricular activities including films, lectures, and cultural events both on- and off-campus.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:

  1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  2. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
  3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
  4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Complete the application on-line. Transcripts and letters may be submitted separately, either electronically or by mail to the address below. The application deadline will be in early February. Please pay the application fee via the link below. The application includes:

  1. Application form including your statement of purpose
  2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
  3. Official transcript
  4. Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal.

Conferences & Workshops

ARISC Survey on Virtual Programming
With conferences canceling or going virtual, and researchers unable to keep in touch with colleagues, scholars may be missing the energy and excitement of doing their research that such intellectually stimulating encounters can bring. ARISC is in a unique position to easily, virtually bring scholars together. Please take a moment to complete our survey and share your interests and preferences in virtual programming at https://forms.gle/igRTuVPEJcjWfLzV8.

With this survey, we hope to cast a broad net to all scholars interested in the South Caucasus across the globe. This survey is open to all South Caucasus scholars and the programming we develop based on your replies will help us create virtual spaces where scholars can forge deeper collaborations across disciplines.

Call for Papers: Teaching the Languages of Central and Eastern Europe: Best Practices
NeMLA 2021 roundtable (March 8-14, 2021, Philadelphia)
NB: NeMLA has confirmed that virtual participation will be available for this conference, so feel free to apply even if in-person may not be an option for you!

This roundtable seeks input from instructors of less-commonly-taught languages of the former Eastern Bloc in an effort to share experiences and best practices across languages. Our goal is to bring together higher education instructors of foreign languages in the US (and possibly beyond) to facilitate collaboration and exchange successfully implemented ideas in pedagogy as well as the organization of academic language programs. While these languages are taught at various universities of North America, professional opportunities to compare and exchange such ideas and experiences are limited. We hope to establish a conversation across languages and institutions that can prove useful in the future implementation of best practices to attract and educate learners in these typically small language programs.  

Abstracts focusing on any less commonly taught language that is spoken in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc will be considered, including but not limited to: Albanian, Bosnian / Croatian / Montenegrin / Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian.

Possible topics for discussion: Designing and implementing authentic assessments; Building proficiency in all four skill areas; Effective ways of teaching grammar communicatively; Teaching literature / Using authentic target language texts to improve all language skills; Working with the language in artistically creative ways (poetry, film, photography, etc.); Using coursebooks vs working with one’s own teaching materials; Building intercultural communication competence; Familiarizing students with culture through project-based learning; Successful study abroad models; Working with heritage learners; Individualized learning; Language and gender; Best practices for online instruction; and Student recruitment and retention.

Presentations should be 5-10 minutes long. Please upload your abstract directly to the NeMLA website by September 30, 2020. NeMLA membership is NOT required to submit an abstract. With any questions about abstracts, please contact Dr. Viktoria Batista, vib21@pitt.edu or Dr. Ljiljana Duraskovic, ljiljana@pitt.edu.

Call for Applications: 2021 Humanities Without Walls National Predoctoral Career Diversity Virtual Summer Workshop
Humanities Without Walls (HWW) is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 16 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Based at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), HWW has been funded by three successive grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.In summer 2021, HWW is holding its first online, national, virtual summer workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about careers outside of the academy and/or the tenure track system. Through a series of workshops, talks, and virtual field trips, participants learn how to leverage their skills and training towards careers in the private sector, the non-profit world, arts administration, public media and many other fields. All aspects of the workshop will be remote, virtual, and online in nature.We invite applications from doctoral students pursuing degree in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to participate in this three-week, virtual summer workshop. This is a limited-submission application. Eligible doctoral students must be nominated for this fellowship by their home institutions, and only one nomination may be made to HWW by each university. To be considered, interested doctoral students must submit their applications to their home universities’ humanities center director, graduate college dean, or equivalent by October 31st, 2020. Please do not submit your applications directly to HWW.For more information about the workshop, please click here.

Call for Papers: Ukrainian Studies Conference at Indiana University
The Ukrainian Studies Organization at Indiana University will be holding a second Ukrainian Studies Conference (Taras Shevchenko Conference) which will take place at Indiana University, March 19-20, 2021. Taking into consideration the current uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will announce later if the conference will be online or on campus (Bloomington, IU). Our conference aims to bring scholars from all disciplines to explore the ways in which Ukrainian studies is presented and shaped in the current political and cultural contexts. In addition to this broad range of topics, we welcome talks and presentations that focus on the exploration of trauma. The events of 2014 ask for the discussion of traumatic experiences triggered by war, dislocation, re-integration into society after military actions, social isolation, sense of lostness, etc. The range of trauma narratives is open (Chornobyl, WWII, deportations, the Holodomor, collectivization, etc.).Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome, including but not limited to: history, literature, memory and trauma studies, linguistics, translation, music, film, religious studies, political science, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, mass media. Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals. We also invite professionals in nonacademic settings to submit proposals.Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. All submissions will be peer reviewed. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2020.  Please direct inquiries and proposals to Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed (nshpylov@iu.edu) and Ani Abrahamyan (aniabrah@iu.edu).

Summer/ language Opportunities

The Second Language Teaching and Research Center, a Title VI Language Resource Center, at the University of Utah invites applications for 1-year full-time post-doctoral position in Corpus Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. Desired starting date August 16, 2020 (flexible). Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.For complete job description and to apply, go to: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/106321.Review of applications begins on August 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Fernando Rubio: fernando.rubio@utah.edu.

Jagiellonian University Polish Language and Culture Semester- and Year-Long Programs
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland invites foreign participants to semester- and year-long programs of Polish language and culture. Beginning in October 2020 the courses will be offered in a traditional in-class form, as well as (due to the coronavirus pandemic) online. For further details, please visit their website (linked above).

The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute
The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute offers a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages through proficiency-based instruction through courses in Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Whether students choose to study on Pitt’s campus or on one of the SLI’s many study abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximately one academic year’s worth of course work during a single summer. For full information, click here.

American Councils Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)
Intensive language instruction opportunities available for fall, spring, academic year, or summer terms for the following languages and locations: Albanian in Tirana, Albania; Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria; Macedonian in Skopje, Macedonia; Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia; Serbian in Podgorica, Montenegro.

For more information on the various programs, click here.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Summer programs: February 15
Fall & academic year: March 15

Spring semester: October 15

American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)
ERLP provides high-quality language instruction, specially designed cultural programs, and expert logistical support to participants studying the languages of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova.
The following languages and locations are currently offered: Yerevan, Armenia (Armenian); Baku, Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani, Turkish); Tbilisi, Georgia (Chechen, Georgian); Almaty, Kazakhstan (Kazakh); Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz); Chisinau, Moldova (Romanian); locations throughout Russia (Bashkir, Buryat, Tatar, Yakut); Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Pashto, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki), Uzbek); and Kiev, Ukraine (Ukrainian).
For more detailed information, click here.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Summer programs: February 15
Fall & academic year: March 15

Spring semester: October 15

American Home in Vladimir, Russia Intensive Russian Program
Tailored intensive Russian language programs are available through American Home in Vladimir, Russia. Applications are accepted all year, with the possibility of selecting your own dates and lengths of the program. Cost includes room and board with a Russian family (two meals a day); well-educated native speakers trained to teach Russian to foreigners; intensive, one-on-one or small group lessons three hours a day, five days a week; lessons conducted on the trolley bus, in an open air market, and elsewhere in the community; and classroom lessons in the comfortable, well-equipped American Home where you will also meet Russians studying English.
For detailed cost information and application details, please see site linked above.
Aspirantum-Armenian School of Languages and Cultures is inviting students, scholars and researchers to apply and take part in Russian language summer school to be organized from July 5 until July 25, 2020 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Aspirantum is also organizing summer and winter schools of Persian, Armenian and Russian languages in Yerevan, Armenia.
The 21 days Russian language summer school 2020 offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Russian, reading and interpreting Russian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Russian.

To apply, click here.

Ukrainian Catholic University- School of Ukrainian Language Summer Program (Online)
The UCU program is the largest and most popular Ukrainian-as-a-foreign-language program in Ukraine, hosting about a hundred students from over twenty countries every summer. The program consists of daily language classes, individual tutoring, workshops or lectures and excursions. At the beginning of the summer UCU program, students visit the Carpathian Mountains for a unique two-week experience. Students then return to Lviv for four weeks to continue the UCU summer language and culture program. University ECTS credits can be received on completion of the course. The Summer Program consists of six weeks. Sessions are customizable to meet student criteria and requirements, where students may choose any number of days or weeks of study during the six weeks.