Monthly Archives: August 2010

Trias Residency for Writers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Deadline November 1

The following job announcement comes to CEERES from Kristen Welsh, Assistant Professor, Russian Area Studies Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges:

The new Trias Residency for Writers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, New York, USA) may be of interest to some of you or to your friends and colleagues. Although the residency will be housed in the English department, it is open to writers who work in non-English languages, as long as they are willing to translate small portions of their work into English for public readings and have sufficiently good spoken English to carry out the modest teaching duties associated with the residency.

Full information can be found at this site: The application deadline is November 1, 2010.

The Peter Trias Residency for Writers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges has been designed to give poets and fiction writers time to write. Created with the working artist in mind, academic expectations are structured for sustained interaction with our best students while providing the freedom necessary to produce new work. We hope to create an environment where a  literary person can work and contribute to the intellectual environment of the Colleges and the town of Geneva. The residency offers a generous salary.

In the fall, the writer is in full-time residency and teaches one advanced workshop to select students.  In the low-residency spring semester, the writer makes scheduled visits to campus and runs a small tutorial through electronic media.

QUALIFICATIONS: A writer of national or international reputation with well-received book publications and a demonstrable ability to teach undergraduate students. Applications for the Residency are due November 1, 2010.

COMPENSATION: The position pays $70,000 and includes full benefits, spacious housing and an office.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Orthodox Christianity Position at Indiana University, Deadline October 8

The following job posting comes to CEERES from Indiana University:

Indiana University, Bloomington, Department of Religious Studies and Russian and East European Institute, invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Orthodox Christianity. Ph.D. or equivalent required. Applicants should demonstrate engagement with wider issues in the study of religion.  The successful applicant must maintain ongoing research, a record of creative and effective teaching, and an active professional profile. Teaching obligations will extend from introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses to graduate training at the master’s and doctoral levels.  Deadline for applications: Friday, October 8, 2010 for applicants wanting to be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (October 30-November 1 in Atlanta), and October 22, 2010 for all other applicants.  Applicants can also anticipate the possibility of a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (November 18-21 in Los Angeles).

Applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and a dossier with at least three letters of recommendation to: Professor J. Albert Harrill, Chair, Orthodox Studies Search, Department of Religious Studies, Sycamore Hall 230, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-2601. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations to Offer Autumn Courses in Elementary and Intermediate Uzbek and Kazakh

These are recent additions to the autumn 2010 course offerings. If you are interested in enrolling in either Uzbek or Kazakh in 2010-11, please contact NELC (email address below). Thank you!!!

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Courses for Autumn 2010

We have the opportunity to offer the following languages:
UZKB 10101 – Elementary Uzbek-1
UZKB 20101 – Intermediate Uzbek-1
KAZK 10101 – Elementary Kazakh-1
KAZK 20101 – Intermediate Kazakh-2

Please contact the NELC office at if you are interested in taking these courses so that arrangements can be made.

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Bohdan Borzemsky Graphic Art Exhibit at The Ukrainian National Museum, September 3-26

Ukrainian National Museum

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Opera Gala Benefit Concert to Benefit the St. Benedict Church Featuring The Romanian Madrigal Consort, September 10


Opera Gala Benefit Concert

A fundraising benefit concert to support the music ministry of St. Benedict Church

Featuring favorite arias, duets and choruses from Rigoletto, Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata, La Boheme, Carmen, Lakme and Lucia di Lammermoor

In a performance by:
Kimberly Jones, Soprano
Kirsten Leslie, Soprano
Deb Guscott, Mezzo-soprano
Elena Snow, Mezzo-soprano
Rodell Rosel, Tenor
Levi Hernandez, Baritone
Paul Radulescu, Baritone
Sebastian Huydts, Piano
Sara Su Jones, Violin

The Romanian Madrigal Consort
Members of the Apollo Chorus
St. Benedict Chorale


SEPTEMBER 10 at 8:00pm

2215 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60618

$15 in advance through September 8
$20 at the door
($12 Students and Seniors)

For TICKETS and Information
Call (773)588-6484

All proceeds will benefit the music ministry at St. Benedict Church

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The Moving Dock Theatre Company Presents The Lydia Etudes, an Adaptation of Avilova’s Chekhov in My Life; September 11

The Moving Dock Theatre Company Presents The Lydia Etudes

We all love Anton Chekhov. His plays and stories have inspired and delighted us. But Lydia Avilova had her own story to tell about being in love with Anton. The Lydia Etudes is Dawn Arnold’s original adaptation of Lydia Avilova’s reminiscences, Chekhov in My Life.

Upcoming Chicago Performance:
Saturday, September 11 at 7:30 PM
The Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL

A shared fundraiser for The Moving Dock Theatre Company and The Christian Community Church $20
Reservations: 773 327 1572

This show is available for booking now.

Posted in: Chicago Events

Chicago World Music Festival, September 21-30

The following message comes to CEERES from The Chicago Cultural Center:

The largest and longest running festival of international music in the United States returns with over 80 artists at 30 venues throughout Chicago! It showcases both traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures across the world and is presented at area museums, parks, cultural centers, plazas, theaters, clubs, and other venues.

India Calling! kicks off the festival with a free three-day celebration of the arts and culture of India presented by World Music Festival: Chicago 2010, in partnership with Incredible India.

The entire festival opens with a free concert featuring Zakir Hussain and special guest sitarist Niladri Kumar at Millennium Park!

Visit for more information.

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THATCamp Chicago 2010, an ‘Unconference’ Designed to Inspire Collaborations; Application Deadline October 1

The following message comes to CEERES from The University of Chicago’s Department of Art History

Northwestern University Libraries and Departments of Gender Studies and English in partnership with The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities and The Newberry Library are pleased to announce the first THATCamp Chicago. THATCamp Chicago 2010 will be held on Saturday, November 20 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Over the past few years, the Center for History and New Media <>  has been helping to organize a series of “unconferences” called THATCamp <>  (“The Humanities and Technology Camp.”)  These unconferences are based on the idea that some of the most productive work of conferences happens in the hallways and in more informal gatherings.  With this in mind THATCamp is based on conversations and not the delivery of papers.  They are “lightweight” and are paid for, in part, by attendee donations.

The structure of the conference is decided when everyone arrives, and applications do not include a paper proposal.  Instead, applicants explain why they want to attend and explain current projects on which they might like to collaborate.  In addition, some THATCamps include a “Bootcamp,” which is a series of workshops that teach concrete tools or skills.  These workshops are designed for beginners, and the hope is that attendees leave with something new to tinker with. THATCamp Chicago is planning a Bootcamp that may include workshops on Processing <> , Omeka <> , Geographic Information Systems, and Design Tools for the Digital Humanities.

Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2010. Find out more at

Amanda Rybin
Assistant Director, Visual Resources Center
The University of Chicago Department of Art History
5540 South Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-5411 |

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Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema Journal Announces Article Competition, Submission Deadline: April 1

The following message comes to CEERES from the editors of the Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema Journal:

Postgraduate/Graduate Article Competition
for Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (SRSC)

In 2011 Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema enters its fifth year of publication. It has established itself as a scholarly journal of high ranking, with a rigorous, anonymous double peer review system.

In the Soviet tradition of the grand public celebration of anniversaries, we have decided to mark the journal’s fifth birthday with an essay competition.

Articles on any aspect of Russian/Soviet cinema will be considered, with a maximum length of 6,000 words. These should be original works, and should not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. The texts should be sent to the Editor, at the address below, with the name of an academic supervisor (including email) who can be contacted to confirm that the author is a doctoral student at a Higher Education Institution. All submissions must be in English, and non-native speakers are advised to have their texts “styled” before submission.

Deadline for submission: 1 April 2011

The jury will be composed of the journal’s co-editors; they will assess the submissions anonymously. Results will be available by 1 September 2011. First Prize: £150, a year’s free subscription to the journal, and three Intellect books of your choice. The winning article will of course appear in SRSC, in volume 5.3 (2011).

A style sheet – and a free issue for download – can be found on Intellect’s website at,id=135/view,page=2/

I look forward to hearing from you,
Birgit Beumers
Editor, SRSC

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Call for Papers: “Moscow: A Global City” Interdisciplinary Conference at The University of Leeds, Deadline: September 20

Moscow: A Global City
Interdisciplinary conference
University of Leeds
26 November 2010

Call for papers deadline: 20 September 2010
Moscow has always held a special significance in Russian consciousness, not only as a political, historical, and cultural centre, but also as a talisman of Russia’s messianic role in the global arena. Today, both despite and because of dramatically transformed circumstances, Moscow’s image continues to dominate the country’s identity. Indeed, under Putin/Medvedev as president and Luzhkov as mayor, Russia’s promoted self-image and Western portrayals of the city implicitly equate Moscow with Russia.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading academics in anthropology, art, film, history, literature, and sociology, as well as art and media curators, to examine the phenomenon of ‘Moscow as A Global City’-specifically, its role as manifested in high and popular culture across a variety of media, including architecture and the internet. Focusing on Moscow as a representation of Russia both within the post-communist space and in the West, the conference will explore issues of city and nation branding, globalisation, mediation, and everyday practices.

Keynote speaker: Vasilii Tsereteli (Director, Moscow Museum of Modern Art)
Round table chaired by Prof. Helena Goscilo (Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University, and Visiting Leverhulme Professor, University of Leeds).
Proposals for talks (20 minutes) are welcome from a range of cultural, historical, and social studies disciplines and may include such themes as cultural and national identity; gender, ethnic and sexual identity; transition; postmodernism; the organisation of space; Moscow as symbolic capital; Moscow in the consciousness of the Russian diaspora.
Please send short abstracts (250 words) to Sarah Hudspith by 20 September 2010.

Our intention is to publish the conference proceedings. Therefore those unable to attend the conference but interested in contributing to the volume should submit abstracts (500 words) for articles of approximately 8000 words to Sarah Hudspith 1 October 2010.

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