American Friends of Russian Folklore is now accepting applications for a scholarship to join next summer’s folklore expedition to the Don Cossack town of Belaya Kalitva, Rostov province, Russia. The location is famous as the site of the battle between the Russian and Polovtsy recorded in the twelfth-century epic “The Tale of Igor’s Campaign” (Слово о полку Игореве). Dates of the expedition are July 20-31, 2011. The scholarship is open to any US citizen, 18 or over, with an interest in Russian folklore. Russian-language skills are helpful but not required. Deadline for applications is March 1. Details, application form, and information about other upcoming expeditions is available at: http://www.russianfolklorefriends.org/.
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