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Screening Andrzej Wajda's Ashes and Diamonds

In memory of Andrzej Wajda, Ashes and Diamonds will be screened at UChicago on Thursday, October 20 at 6:00pm in Cobb 205. All are welcome.

Assistant Professorship in Russian literature and culture at Columbia University

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian literature and culture. We seek excellence and creativity in teaching and scholarship. Specialization is open, but we welcome the ability to teach courses on the twentieth or twenty-first century and to engage with a related discipline (arts, film and media, cultural and gender studies, comparative literature, social sciences).

Curator for Slavic and East European Collections at Stanford University

The Stanford University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Curator for Slavic and East European Collections. Slavic and East European Studies scholars and/or librarians who are interested in supporting world-class research and teaching through a combination of traditional and new collections and services are encouraged to apply. 


23rd Annual ACES Conference

The 23rd Annual ACES Conference will be on March 12th, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana.


The deadline for abstract submissions is November 4th, 2015.


Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity

University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity – November 15 deadline


American Home's Alternative Spring Break in Russia

The first application deadline for the American Home's March 2016 ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK IN RUSSIA is November 1, 2015 (


My first time in Russia had more of an impact on me than I could have possibly anticipated...  the thing that probably has affected me most is not Moscow, not Red Square..., but Vladimir and the things I experienced there. I felt more alive there than I have ever felt before.”  (Adam Treml, ASB participant)


Trafika Europe seminar at ACLA Conference, March 17-20, 2016

Trafika Europe will host a seminar at the next American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference, at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016. “Exotic Europe” will focus on lesser-known languages, minority and cultural narratives across the European continent, i.e. among the 47 countries of Council of Europe. (Council of Europe includes the EU plus Russia, Ukraine, the rest of the Balkans, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and a few others.)

Lecturer in Russian, Boston University

Boston University’s Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature invites applications for a renewable full-time lecturer in Russian beginning July 1, 2016. Responsibilities will include serving as Head of BU’s Russian Language program, with the responsibility for expanding our curriculum; attracting new students; teaching all levels of Russian language and collaborating with faculty in other languages and in related fields across campus.

Winter Internships in Novosibirsk, Russia

Educational Center "Cosmopolitan", Novosibirsk, Russia, is pleased to announce that we have several vacancies available for the winter internship program at the children's camp that we will be running in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the centre of Russia. The dates of the program are January 3rd through January 12th, 2016.



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