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About the CEERES eBulletin

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.   

CEERES Events

University Events

This 30-minute overview of the Fulbright program is intended for Master's students of all disciplines.  Topics to be discussed will include kinds of Fulbright awards, application components, application timeline, and strategies for producing strong written statements.  20-minute presentation with 10-minute Q & A.  Questions?  Contact James Cotton at jcotton2@uchicago.edu

May 20 @ 10:00 AM CT via Zoom

Featuring the profoundly imaginative and visionary artist, writer, and performer Kamee Abrahamian and renowned artists, scholars, and art critics Mashinka Firunts Hakopian and Hrag Vartanian, this special event will explore Armenofuturism—a realm in which re-imaginings and re-claimings of queer and otherwise marginalized Armenian pasts give way to futures of possibility and wonder. Moderated by musicologist Sylvia Alajaji, this conversation will provide an opportunity to gather and reflect together on the liberatory alliances and world-making possibilities inherent in the imagining of Armenian futures. 

May 20 @ 6PM CT via Zoom

Local Events

On three upcoming sets of Friday/Saturdays—30 April-1 May; then 7-8 May; then 14-15 May—between the hours of 10:00am—12:30pm ET, the Pitt Russian Film Symposium offers three platforms: New Documentary, New Horror, and New Animation. Seventeen films (2015-2020) will be screened, with introductions and commentary by film scholars. Advanced registration is required to acquire free tickets.

7-8 May and 14-15 May @ 10:00am—12:30pm CT

 

 

Join the Dartmouth Russian Department for a virtual conference to celebrate Fyodor Dostoevsky’s bicentennial and comedic genius. Find out which is Dostoevsky’s funniest novel according to our panelists (you will be amazed!) An international gathering of Dostoevsky scholars and researchers will present on various aspects of Dostoevsky’s comic vision, including parody as a means of mockery but also restoration, physical and slapstick comedy, funny women, explosive and offensive humor, and more!

May 14-15

Join us for an upcoming PONARS Eurasia event celebrating the release of three new books analyzing Putin's strengths and vulnerabilities. Featuring: Timothy Frye (Weak Strongmen: The Limits of Power in Putin's Russia), Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity), and Regina Smyth (Elections, Protest, and Authoritarian Regime Stability: Russia 2008-2020).

May 21 9AM CT via Zoom

Fellowships and Funding

The Pozen Doctoral Fellows Program offers PhD students whose research intersects with human rights themes a yearlong forum to explore interdisciplinary conversations with each other, Pozen Center faculty, and Center-affiliated faculty.

Applications due Sun, May 16 by 11:59 p.m. (CDT)
Join the Pozen Center for an informal, open house info session on Wed, April 28 from 12–1 p.m. (CDT).

Job Postings

The Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach one three-quarter sequence of Polish for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, which begins July 1, 2021. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of Polish language, as well as a familiarity with contemporary instructional technologies. Fluency in Polish and English is required, as well knowledge of Polish culture. The ideal candidate must also hold at minimum a M.A. degree in a related field.

Application Window: April 19th, 2021 — Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (PT)

The Program Manager administers two overseas language programs funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and delivered by American Councils for International Education in close collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

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Academic Opportunities

CLI has extended its deadline for a number of our summer intensive language programs until May 15. The programs in question are: Albanian (year 1), Armenian, (year 1 and 2), Hebrew, Kazakh (all), Macedonian (all), Russian (Bishkek and St. Petersburg-based programs only), Turkish (year 1), Ukrainian (year 1), Uzbek (year 1 and 2). All programs will be online this summer. 

May 15

This 30-minute overview of the Fulbright program is intended for Master's students of all disciplines.  Topics to be discussed will include kinds of Fulbright awards, application components, application timeline, and strategies for producing strong written statements.  20-minute presentation with 10-minute Q & A.  Questions?  Contact James Cotton at jcotton2@uchicago.edu

May 20 @ 10:00 AM CT via Zoom

CFPs and Conferences

The Midwest Slavic Association is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition. The deadline is May 14, 2021. Eligible undergraduate and graduate students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. See below for eligibility details and guidelines on submissions. The best undergraduate paper will win a one-year membership to the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as being considered then for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize at the national level. 

Due: May 14, 2021

Do you teach Russian as a foreign, second, or heritage language? Do you employ fun and engaging strategies instead of or in addition to a textbook that have your students beg for more Russian? Please consider submitting a proposal for a chapter or a case study in the edited volume Russian as a Foreign Language: Dynamic Teaching for Dynamic Times. We would like to hear from various fields and backgrounds of Russian language instruction. Language of publication: English; 1,500 to 5,000 words + references and appendices.

Abstract Due: May 19, 2021

The purpose of this themed issue of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (JICMS) is to explore the encounter between artistic geographies and academic geometries delineated by the role that Italian cinema plays and has played in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and various post-Soviet states (like the Central Asia countries, the Baltic states, the Caucasus, etc.) and East Germany, during and after the Soviet period, as well as in cooperation opportunities between the film industries of these countries.

Proposal Due: May 31, 2021