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The eBulletin is a weekly publication from the Center for Eastern European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago for those interested in a range of opportunities and events related to our areas of study. You can sign up for the eBulletin here or by emailing us here. If you have an event or opportunity you would like to see included in our eBulletin please submit it here.  

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University Events

Allison Schachter, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English at Vanderbilt University, will discuss her new book, Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919–1939 (Northwestern UP, 2021) at the Jewish Studies Workshop. In conversation with Prof. Schachter will be Kenneth Moss, Harriet and Ulrich E. Meyer Professor of Jewish History, University of Chicago, and Jessica Kirzane, Assistant Instructional Professor in Yiddish, University of Chicago. February 21, 2022, 4:30 PM CST.

Local Events

Join us for a special lecture with Yuliya Brel-Fournier (U. Delaware). Her lecture will analyze the long-term rule of Alexander Lukashenko, the protests surrounding his recent 2020 re-election, and how ordinary people have little at their disposal to counter the state when political and military elites are consolidated around one strongman. The lecture takes place February 18, 2022, from 10:00AM - 11:30AM.

Fellowships and Funding

The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study the less commonly taught languages of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union at ASU’s Critical Languages Institute. For summer 2022, CLI is looking forward to returning to in-person instruction on the ASU campus and at our overseas locations. Languages include: Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Kazakh, Macedonian, Polish, Russian (3rd year or higher), Tatar, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. The application deadline is January 24, 2022.

The Davis Center will award one postdoctoral fellowship in history and one postdoctoral fellowship in literature and culture, beginning in September 2022. We welcome research proposals on topics related to the study of Eurasia. The Davis Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers in history and the humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources.

Deadline for Applications: January 24, 2022

The Higher School of Economics School of Linguistics in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in one of the following fields: second language acquisition, computational linguistics, machine learning, corpus linguistics, Slavic languages, computational lexicography, typology, lexical semantics, construction grammar, sociolinguistics, Slavic languages, history of language. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022. 

Job Postings

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for two positions of Preceptor in Russian Language. The appointments are expected to begin on July 1, 2022 with teaching beginning in Fall Semester 2022. The successful candidates will each be expected to teach five courses per year in the Russian Language Program, both independently and as part of a team, and be involved with coordination and training of graduate student teaching fellows.

The deadline for submissions is January 28, 2022. 

The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning July 2022, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian. Application deadline Feb. 4, 2022.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a Senior Preceptor in Czech Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022, with teaching and administrative responsibilities to begin in Fall Semester 2022. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022.

Academic Opportunities

American Home in Vladimir, Russia – which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year – has several program opportunities and deadlines. 

 1) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2022 (http://www.ah33.ru/teach-english/

The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by a group of American and Russian teachers. See more by following the link.

Interested in integrating the Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia into your courses? Apply today to join us this summer for a curriculum development workshop on the South Caucasus! The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) in conjunction with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center’s (REEEC) Summer Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for the 2022 Teaching the South Caucasus workshop, a five-day forum focusing on curricular development for post-secondary educators, with a priority given to community college and minority serving institutions (CC/MSI). The deadline to apply is Monday, January 31, 2022

CFPs and Conferences

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES) are pleased to announce the 2022 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU in Columbus, Ohio on April 1-3, 2022. The conference committee invites proposals for papers on all topics related to the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian world, particularly those that explore issues surrounding climate change: the usage and depletion of natural resources, environmental changes, as well as issues surrounding the changing climates in politics, society, and culture (eco-criticism, eco-poetics, etc.). Abstract submissions are due January 28, 2022. 

PhD Candidate Alexander Herbert of Brandeis University is seeking participants for an interdisciplinary panel for ASEEES 2022 devoted to disaster studies in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Disaster studies is an emerging field within environmental history that aims to look at the ways disasters are constructed and used by states to make claims on legitimacy and power. We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit an abstract for consideration on any time period and place within the ASEEES realm. 

In what ways were Soviet temporalities unique, from a global perspective? How can studies of Soviet material culture provide a vantage point from which to address this question? The editors of edited volume "Time, Objectified: Soviet Temporalities and Material Culture" invite contributions on topics relating to temporalities in the USSR. The deadline to submit abstracts is January 31, 2022.