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“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

CFP: Autumn Issue of Slovo

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, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

MA Publication Opportunity with MESSA

The Middle Eastern Studies Students’ Association at the University of Chicago is extending an
opportunity to Master’s students to submit pieces for its quarterly, “Lights”. “Lights” is currently taking
submissions for the Spring quarter and has extended its deadline to Friday, April 6, 2012.

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Registration open for the UIC Language Symposium

The Language Symposium is coming up on April 13-14 at UIC. The CSL will pay for registration for any UChicago student who wishes to attend if they register before the March 30 early registration deadline. You can easily register on-line here:

Registration link:

Please indicate that you are from University of Chicago on the registration form so they know to bill your registration to the CSL.

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Program for MRHW 2012 now Online

The Midwest Russian History Workshop presents: A Celebration of Sheila Fitzpatrick’s Career and Students
April 20-21, 2012
Home Room, International House, 1414 E. 59th St
Apr 20—First Panel Begins at 2pm
Apr 21—First Panel Begins at 9am

The University of Chicago will be hosting the next meeting of the MRHW on April 20-21, 2012. This meeting will give us the special opportunity to celebrate Sheila Fitzpatrick’s contributions to the workshop and to wish her well as she prepares to retire and move to Australia.

The program for the conference is now online at For access to papers please email after March 30th.

To register and access papers email Dana Immertreu at

The Midwest Russian History Workshop gratefully acknowledges the financial and logistical support of the History and Slavic Languages and Literatures Departments, the Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions, Alumni Relations, The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago and the Global Voices Series at International House as well as Sheila Fitzpatrick.

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

The Micropolitics of Small Town Life in Eastern Europe: International Symposium

Call for Papers

On behalf of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Research Group Pathways of Law in Ethno-Religiously Mixed Societies, funded by the German Research Foundation at Leipzig University, we invite proposals for an international symposium, The Micropolitics of Small Town Life in Eastern Europe. The symposium will be held at the University of Illinois on March 5-6, 2013. Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

New programs at School of Russian and Asian Studies

The School of Russian and Asian Studieshas has announced several new innovative programs!

Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space
Sept 3 – Dec 14 (Apply by May 15, 2012)
This program seeks to critically analyze the post-Soviet era. Students will visit Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and Russia and will discuss the conflicts in these states, both past and present, with local students, teachers, and experts. The competing foreign interests at work in these states will also be explored. Students will also intensively study Russian, an important language of diplomacy across the post-Soviet space.
Find out more here:

Eurasian Culinary Adventure
July 15 – Aug 12, 2012 (Apply by May 1, 2012)
This program is designed to open all the senses to the rich cultures of the Slavs and the peoples of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Students will study Russian, a lingua franca of these peoples, in intensive classroom sessions and at an included home stay. You’ll also dive into the history and cultural significance of local cuisines before learning to make the foods yourself: Ukrainian borsch, Uzbek plov, Georgian khatchapuri, and more. Based in Kiev, Ukraine, this course includes travel to the Crimean Peninsula (famous for its wines) and to Georgia in the Caucuses.
Find out more here:

Russian Studies Seminar: The Russian Elections
June 14 – July 14, 2012 (Apply by March 10, 2012)
This is an intensive four-week course detailing the social forces shaping Russia’s political scene and how politics may impact Russian society after the elections of 2011 and 2012. What issues resonate with Russian voters? Who are Russia’s major political parties and what are their stances on these issues? How does Russia’s government work and what impact does it have on Russia’s economy? What is the role of the media in Russian society and Russian politics? How will the results of the latest Duma and Presidential elections likely affect Russian politics, society, and the economy?
Find out more here:

Mass Movements: From Protest to Revolution
July 16 – July 30, 2012 (Apply by March 15, 2012)
This unique summer seminar will examine the Russian Revolution and the fall of Communism as case studies for understanding wider patterns of revolution and protest. The history of these events will be examined in detail. In addition, broader theoretical questions will be discussed, such as what influence diasporas can have from abroad, how the media and NGOs can influence public opinion, and how demographics can ease or exacerbate tensions. What can the masses and government do to make sure dialogue doesn’t break down to the point that revolution occurs?
Find out more here:

Of course, these are in addition to the rest of SRAS’ programs, which can be found here:

Funding opportunities are available:

We’ll be glad to hear any comments or questions that you or your students might have!

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

CFP: MLA 2013 Special Session: “Russian Modernism and the Problem of Language”

We would like to bring your attention to the panel on Russian Modernism and the problem of language organized for the 2013 MLA convention in Boston. The call for papers as posted on the MLA site is provided below:

Russian Modernism and the Problem of Language

Panel invites papers exploring the problem of language as posed and dealt with in Russian Modernist literature. Please submit 300-word abstracts to Evgeniya Koroleva ( by 15 March 2012.

If interested, please contact me off list at or

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Second Annual Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization

The Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change is announcing its second annual Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI), which will take place May 20-23 in Bloomington, IN.

This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campuses, curricula, and/or courses, to better prepare students to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century. International education experts, such as Madeleine Green, Gil Latz, Caryn McTighe Musil, Fanta Aw, and others will be presenting and leading the conversations. This institute is open to all college and university faculty, staff, and administrators, so feel free to share with colleagues in and outside of your institution.

See details at:

All replies should be sent to

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

CFP: 2012 CESS Regional Conference (Georgia) and 2012 CESS Annual Conference (USA)

This is the call for papers for two separate conferences:

Central Eurasian Studies Society’s Regional Conference will be held July 20-21 in Tbilisi, Georgia

Central Eurasian Studies Society’s Annual Conference will be held October 18-21 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Presenters may submit proposals to both conferences, but they must be different proposals. No one may submit the same paper or panel to both. Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences