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Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute at UW-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proud to announce the second annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI, to be held at UW-Madison from June 18-August 10, 2012. Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

A Poetry Reading by Nikola Madzirov

The University of Chicago’s Poem Present Reading and Lecture Series and the Poetry Foundation are pleased to present…

Nikola Madžirov

A Poetry Reading
Thursday, April 12, 2012
4:30 PM
Social Sciences Tea Room 201
Reception to Follow Continue reading →

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

Slovo CALL FOR PAPERS Autumn 2012

Slovo CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 24.2 (Autumn 2012)

Deadline: 1st May 2012

Slovo is now accepting submissions for its May 2012 issue.
Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and
review articles are welcome from all research students and academics.
Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent via e-mail attachment
(, or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. All research
articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA
Style guide in advance of submission (available for download for free
from Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

“Defaults and Difference” – Conference in Linguistic Anthropology

“Defaults and Difference”
The Fourteenth University of Michigan – University of Chicago Graduate Student
Conference in Linguistic Anthropology
To be held at the University of Chicago, May 11th& 12th, 2012

Deadline for abstract submissions: Friday, March 30th, 2012

Keynote Speaker:
Elizabeth Povinelli, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences, CEERES Events/News

Poland Summer program at WorldTeach

WorldTeach (, a non-profit NGO based in Cambridge, MA, runs 8-week summer volunteer teaching programs each year for committed, mature students ages 18+. Our programs provide the opportunity for undergraduates to make a significant impact in a developing community while gaining valuable language and cross-cultural skills.

We still have a few positions available in our Poland Summer program. WorldTeach volunteers in Poland teach English to students of all ages throughout the country. “Vacation with English” has served as a fun and effective way for hundreds of Polish students to learn EFL since 2003. We invite you to join us this summer in Europe as we continue to reach eager students in the Polish countryside! Airfare, room and board, visa costs and logistics, and travel insurance are included in the price of the program, which is $4,990. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Lecturer Position at the University of Georgia

The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Russian studies, beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate Russian language courses at all levels, courses in culture and/or folklore, and possibly additional courses in her/his area of specialization. Duties also involve participation in co- and extra-curricular activities and mentoring of students. The teaching load is 7-8 courses per year. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Russian/Slavic Studies or a closely related field, proven excellence in teaching, and native or near-native fluency in Russian. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, 201 Joseph E. Brown Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Review of applications will begin on April 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings

Visiting Fellow position at George Washington University

George Washington University Visiting Fellowship on Russia’s Global Engagement. The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs a competition for one Post-Doctoral Scientist position for the academic year 2012-13.

The Post-Doctoral Scientist will spend approximately 50 percent of time on his/her own research and the other 50 percent serving as Russian-language editor for the website of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia). Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.), Uncategorized

“Mythology, Historicity, and the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom” Steven Zipperstein

Steven Zipperstein, “Mythology, Historicity, and the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom: How a Riot Changed 20th Century Jewish History;”

3/29/2012, Rosenwald 405, 1101 E. 58th St. at 4:30 p.m. (free)

Steven J. Zipperstein, Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University, has published widely in European Jewish history and literary biography. Among his books are: Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha’am and the Origins of Zionism (1993); Imagining Russian Jewry: Memory, History, Identity (1999); and Rosenfeld’s Lives: Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing (2008). Continue reading →

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

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

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

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 →

Posted in: Job Postings, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.), University of Chicago Events