2019-20 Pozen Faculty Research Projects

The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights announces the third annual competition for Faculty Research Project Awards that support collaborative work on critical dimensions of human rights thought and practice. Applications for 2019-20 research grants are now available here. Materials must be received by February 15, 2019.


11/14 Mark Kettler @ TAMEW: "What did Paul Rohrbach Actually Learn in Africa?"

Join us for the next session of the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop as we welcome Mark Kettler, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, University of Notre Dame. Mark Kettler will present a paper entitled “What did Paul Rohrbach Actually Learn in Africa?: The Influence of Colonial Experience on a Publicist's Imperial Fantasies in Eastern Europe.” Commentary will be provided by Matthew Knisley, PhD Candidate in Anthropology.


11/16 Concert: Alexander Fiterstein and Friends


Concert: Alexander Fiterstein and Friends

University of Chicago, Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street

7:30 p.m.


11/27 Introduction to Digital Humanities

Title: Introduction to Digital Humanities

Instructor: Jeffrey Tharsen

Time and Date: 2-4 PM, Nov 27th

Location: BSLC 018



University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Language Institute -- Summer 2019

Accepting applications for SLI summer intensive language programs!


The Summer Language Institute ( ) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2019! SLI offers intensive language courses through domestic, study abroad, and hybrid programs in the following languages:

Job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Polish, UW-Madison

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at UW-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Polish. The successful candidate will engage in the intellectual life of the department through teaching, scholarly research, and service. The position has an anticipated start date of August 19, 2019. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2018.


CfP: Technologies and Narratives of Truth and Power, April 2019, Oxford, Ohio

Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
Young Researchers Conference 2019
Technologies and Narratives of Truth and Power
Miami University, April 4-6, 2019


Folklore Expeditions: Romania to the Golden Mountains

Folklore Expeditions: Romania to the Golden Mountains


An invitation to teachers, scholars, students, and other adventurers


You could spend next summer at the beach. Or you could step into another world.


A world where you discuss business plans with a professional witch in Romania, collect legends of Bronze Age cities in Russia, record Belarusian songs transplanted to Siberia, or witness the revival of traditional religions in Russia’s Altai Mountains.


CfP: Fourth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies, 9-11 June 2019

You are invited to submit proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for the Fourth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian And East European Studies on 9-11 June 2019, Tartu, Estonia under the theme “Communities in Flux: Rethinking Sovereignty and Identity in an Era of Change”. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Prof Nancy Condee (University of Pittsburgh) and by Prof Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech).


Soudavar Scholarship for Persian Language Study in Yerevan, Armenia for Summer 2019

ASPIRANTUM Armenian School of Languages and Cultures in Yerevan organizes International Persian Language Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from July 07 to August 17 (6 weeks) or July 07 to July 27 (3 weeks), 2019.


This 42 or 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Farsi, reading and interpreting Persian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Persian.



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