Monthly Archives: March 2012

Summer School at MGIMO University Moscow

This year the MGIMO University Moscow offers four modules in English from June 11 to August 03. Students interested in Russia’s policies and culture could take advantage of this unique educational opportunity and receive credits. Of course, Russian language instruction for international students is available, depending on their proficiency in the Russian language.

Should any questions about MGIMO Summer School arise, please do not hesitate to contact Mihail Gurvich at You can find more information about MGIMO University at

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Peace Corps Information Session

Thursday, April 5, 2012
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge
1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Gunner Hamlyn, will talk about his service in the Republic of Niger and Peace Corps Recruiter, Carrie Cruz, will explain the application process, and discuss the benefits of service. All are welcome! Continue reading →

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Faculty Lecturer position in Russian Studies, McGill University

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University invites applications for a Faculty Lecturer position in Russian Studies. Duties include teaching Russian language on all levels, coordination of the language program, and supervision and training of graduate student instructors. Ph.D. in Russian Studies, second language acquisition or a related field preferred, but candidates with M.A. degree will be considered. Extensive teaching experience and excellent teaching record at the university level are required. Familiarity with current approaches to foreign language teaching and instructional technology and participation in the Department’s language and culture related activities are expected. Teaching assignment will be 21 credits per year.

Initial appointment of Faculty Lecturers is 3 years; appointment is renewable and becomes indefinite after a period of 6 years continuous employment. Start of appointment 1 August 2012. Starting salary is $50,000.

Applicants must fill out the Russian Search Application Form. A letter of introduction, cv and teaching portfolio should be submitted electronically via email to Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover (electronically or hardcopy) to: Professor Karin Bauer, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill University, 688 Sherbrooke St. West, room 425, Montreal, QC, H3A 3R1.

Deadline for the receipt of applications: 19 April 2012.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Dimitri Bykov at the Slavic Colloquium

Dimitri Bykov
On Political Poetry

Monday April 2, 2012
4:00 p.m. followed by a reception

Wieboldt 408

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and CEERES

Posted in: CEERES Events/News, Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Danforth and Van Boeschoten : “The Politics of Memory and the Greek Civil War”

April 5, 2012
University of Chicago
Haskell 315
Co-Sponsored by CEERES and the Anthropology of Europe Workshop

The Politics of Memory and the Greek Civil War

Loring M. Danforth and Riki van Boeschoten

Recent work in anthropology and oral history on the “politics of memory” contributes greatly to an understanding of the “memory wars” that continue to be fought over one of the most tragic and controversial episodes of the Greek Civil War: the evacuation of children from northern Greece by the Greek Communist Party in 1948. In this paper I offer an “ethnography of memory” of Lia, a village in Epirus that has been transformed into a “memorial village” as a result of the success of Eleni, Nicholas Gage’s best-selling account of the execution of his mother by the communists after she helped him escape from the village. I analyze local memories of the evacuation of children from the village in 1948, the ambivalent feelings residents of Lia continue to nurture about Nicholas Gage’s book, and the controversy surrounding the village guesthouse built in memory of Gage’s mother. I conclude by considering the interaction of the global and the local by analyzing the comments left by visitors in the guest book of the guesthouse and the efforts villagers make in their everyday lives to mend their social relations and heal the traumas of the past.

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Summer Russian Courses at UW-Madison

Intensive Second year Russian and Intensive Third year Russian are being offiered this summer by the UW-Madison Dept of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Dates: June 18-August 10, 2012
Times: 8:50-10:45am, 12:05-2:10pm, Mon-Fri
Credits: 8
Tution and fees:
WI resident-$2,419.26
MN resident- $3,183.78
Nonresident: $6,356.70

Dr. Anna Tumarkin
Dept of Slavic Languages and Literature
(608) 262-1623

for more information visit:

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SSRC Eurasia Summer Workshops in Quantitative Methods

SSRC Eurasia Program Title VIII Summer Workshops in Quantitative Methods

App Deadline April 10, 2012

THE EURASIA PROGRAM of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), in partnership with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, invites applications for two intensive, five-day, interdisciplinary workshops devoted to quantitative social science approaches to social, political, economic and cultural phenomena in Eurasia.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: June 14-19
(Tentative focus: Demography and Health)
Faculty Director: Professor Cynthia Buckley

University of Wisconsin, Madison: August 6- 10
(Tentative focus: Economic Well-Being, Public Opinion)
Faculty Director: Professor Theodore Gerber


The SSRC Eurasia Program is offering intensive workshops to enhance training in quantitative methodology and increase familiarity with existing data sets among scholars of the region with policy-relevant interests. Workshops will consist of 20 hours of directed laboratory instruction, and approximately ten hours each of supervised laboratory time (group assignments, individual research) and faculty/peer assessments for research. Evenings will be reserved for informal discussions, group projects, and optional seminars on advanced themes in sampling, index construction, and non-linear regression approaches. The workshops will be led by experienced local instructors and senior resource faculty. Each participant will present their own research project during the course of the workshop. Participants will also generate a 1-2 page policy memo highlighting their work for possible inclusion in the SSRC Eurasia Program Title VIII Policy Brief Series. Continue reading →

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Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Dissertation Year Fellowship

Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Dissertation Year Fellowship 2012-13

App Deadline March 30, 2012

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce a competition for Dissertation Year Fellowships for students in all Divisions and Schools at the University of Chicago pursuing projects on any topic relating to Jewish Studies, including (but not restricted to) study of the history, culture, and thought of the Jews, classical and modern Jewish texts, and languages of the Jews (e.g., Biblical through Modern Hebrew, Yiddish).

The number of fellowships to be awarded will depend on funding but the Center plans to award at least one fellowship for 2012-13. Continue reading →

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Citizen Havel at Facets

Facets Cinematheque presents
A Tribute to Václav Havel

Citizen Havel
Monday, March 26, 6:30 pm
Screening and Facets Film Dialogue
$9 admission (FREE for Members)

Posted in: Chicago Events

Study Abroad in Wrocław with Loyola

Transformation of a Central European City – Study Abroad in Wroclaw

Program dates June 1-29, 2012

The application deadline has been to March 31.

For information about the program, please see the following pdf: WROCLAW 2012 Poland Flyer

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