Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Internship: Institute of Modern Russia, Inc., New York, NY

Summer Internship
Institute of Modern Russia, Inc.
New York, NY

The Institute of Modern Russia (IMR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization with offices in New York, NY. IMR's mission is to foster democratic and economic development in Russia through research, advocacy, public events, and grant-making. We are committed to strengthening respect for human rights, the rule of law, and civil society in Russia. Our goal is to promote a principles-based approach to US-Russia relations and Russia's integration into the community of democracies.


The Institute of Modern Russia offers unpaid summer internships to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. Internships may be undertaken at the Institute’s office in New York City or virtually.
  • A summer internship could include the following tasks:
  • Providing research assistance to our policy analysts
  • Working with our website team, including assisting the editor-in-chief with editing, correcting or translating articles in both Russian and English
  • Performing administrative and organizational tasks
  • Assisting our project coordinator with projects, conferences and events (might include travel to Washington, DC)
  • Duration and Hours: Although our schedule is flexible we ask that the internship be no shorter than 8 weeks. Internship start and end dates are negotiable. Interns are expected to work at least 20 hours a week.
To Apply
  • Please send a cover letter describing your interest in interning with IMR and your resume outlining relevant skills and experiences. Applications may be sent directly to info@imrussia.org.
  • For additional information on our organization, please visit www.imrussia.org.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Announcement: Warsaw Sublet


 One bedroom furnished apartment in Warsaw, Poland, available for short and long-term sublets. The apartment, a floor of a 19th-century guard house situated in a courtyard facing a neo-baroque palace, is located in the busy center of Warsaw yet removed from the street noise. It is a very charming and quiet place. (Photos next page.) All utilities. 3 min walk from the stock exchange and the National Museum; 10min walk from the University and its library. Ideal for a graduate student or an academic researcher on short visits (up to three months all year around although longer stays also negotiable). Extremely reasonable rent ($500 a month). Please note: this is also the minimum rental fee in case of stays shorter than a month.) Contact by e-mail: burchart@fas.harvard.edu.

Language Program: European and International Studies 2015 of the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna

 univie: summer school
European and International Studies 2015 of the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna

The univie: summer school will take place from July 18th to August 15th 2015. The four week program offers high levelEuropean Studies courses and the Austrian Arbitration Academy in the morning and German Language courses in the afternoon.
The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on Europe and the European Union. They cover political, economic, and legal, but also historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing. The Austrian Arbitration academy focuses on international dispute settlement by arbitral tribunals.

Having seen the academic program of your university, we believe that the courses offered at the Sommerhochschule would complement your university’s course offerings perfectly.
Given the intercultural and interdisciplinary aspect of the summer school our course offerings are, without question, of interest for students from all fields of study, but certainly of special interest for students who concentrate on Europe or study one of the following fields: European Studies, Political Science, Law (Arbitration Law, International Law, European Law, Comparative Law), Economics, History, Cultural Studies, International Relations, Interdisciplinary Studies, and German.

Students from all over the world have been drawn to the program, not only because of its outstanding academic reputationand the excellent opportunities it offers students to study German, but also because of its location directly on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, one of Austria's most scenic lakes in the picturesque Salzkammergut region and because of the excellent sports and recreational facilities.

The campus life creates an environment which encourages intercultural and social exchange and favours mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.

More information about the Sommerhochschule and summer school can be found at our homepage at http://shs.univie.ac.at.
We will also provide you with further information material about the Sommerhochschule within the next few weeks. The brochure of the Sommerhochschule will be sent to your department via regular mail.

For further information or special requests please contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Nina Gruber, atsommerhochschule@univie.ac.at. It will be my pleasure to be of assistance and to answer any questions you might have.

Call for Papers: Europe: East and West” Undergraduate Research Symposium​ at Pitt

Deadline: January 20, 2015

The Center for Russian and East European Studies, the European Studies Center/European Union Center of Excellence, and the International Business Center at the University of Pittsburgh
​ are 
​ ​
the annual “Europe: East and West” Undergraduate Research Symposium
​ at Pitt to be held​
 on Friday, March 27, 2015. 

Modeled after traditional academic conferences, this event will give students the opportunity to present their research papers on Western and Eastern Europe, including Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union, to discussants and an audience. 

Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to participate in the symposium. The application form and further information can be found at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ursymposium/. Limited travel grants are available to help defray travel expenses to Pittsburgh for Symposium participants.

1) Students must submit applications with 250-300 word abstracts and paper drafts by January 20, 2015.
2) Selected students will be notified by February 2015.
3) Final revised papers are due by March 16, 2015.
4) Presentations will be made at the Symposium on March 27, 2015.

If you have questions, please contact Gina Peirce at gbpeirce@pitt.edu.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Call for Papers: Slavic Corpus Linguistics: The Historical Dimension

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Call for Papers
Slavic Corpus Linguistics: The Historical Dimension

Slavicists are spoiled for choice when it comes to corpus linguistics: large and elaborate corpus resources like the Czech National Corpus and the Russian National Corpus is the norm rather than the exception for this language family. In the more recent years, electronic resources for earlier stages of the Slavic languages have appeared as well, and are steadily getting bigger and more sophisticated, giving new opportunities to Slavic historical linguists.

The members of the research project "Birds and Beasts: Shaping Events in Old Russian" (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) would like to invite papers for a conference on the use and development of such resources. We are interested both in linguistic studies using Slavic historical and/or diachronic data from electronic resources, and in more methodological papers on such resources. 

Invited speakers:
David Birnbaum (University of Pittsburgh)
Leonid Iomdin (The Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of sciences)
Roland Meyer (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Pavel Petrukhin (V.V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences)

The conference takes place in Tromsø April 21-22 2015, and will also include the official launch of the Tromsø OCS and Old Russian Treebank (TOROT), a dependency treebank of approximately 300 000 words including Old Church Slavonic, Old Russian and Middle Russian texts.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee, and should be submitted to slavic.corpora@gmail.com. The abstract should be in English and not exceed 500 words including figures, tables and references. The deadline for submitting an abstract is February 1. Notice of acceptance will be given by February 20

Conference website (under construction): site.uit.no/slavhistcorp
Contact e-mail: slavic.corpora@gmail.com

Scholarship: Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools

TheKathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to graduate level—in RussianThe deadline is January 15, 2015. See the website for application details
Need-based Financial Aid Available to All Students –Learn more about financial aid and other scholarships and fellowships.

Middlebury’s Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian-- Take four classes in Russian and earn 12 credit hours at the 8-week immersion program in Middlebury, Vermont.  

MA in Russian at Middlebury – Attend a series of 6-week summer sessions or combine summer study and a year abroad to earn your MA in Russian.

The Middlebury Language Schools will celebrate its Centennial in 2015. Our website has more information on all eleven Language Schools, the Language Pledge®,  activities , and the online application. To receive more information by email, please fill out this form.

Job: University of Calgary Russian literature, language, and culture

Deadline: January 21, 2015

The Department of Linguistics, Languages and Culture at the University of Calgary seeks to fill a two-year limited-term instructor position in Russian literature, language and culture, beginning July 1, 2015.
The primary responsibility of the successful candidate is to teach Russian languages as well as core and specialized literature and culture courses.  The incumbent will also be expected to organize extra-curricular events on campus and within the broader community with the goal to sustain a vibrant Russian program.  Service to the department, faculty and University is also expected.

We are seeking applicants who possess a PhD in Russian Studies or equivalent and demonstrate native or near-native knowledge of Russian and English language.  Candidates not yet in the possession of their PhD, must demonstrate a strong indication by their supervisor regarding the anticipated date of their defense. The incumbent will demonstrate teaching excellence by presenting an outstanding record of teaching effectiveness, proof of educational innovation, experience with developing undergraduate curricula and advising of students. Experience with teaching at a North American university is preferred. An additional specialization, such as film or translation studies, is considered an asset.

The Department of Linguistics, Languages and Culture, a newly formed unit whose faculty research and teach Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, and Russian languages and cultures as well as Linguistics, is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We believe that a solid grounding in our languages is essential to the completion of our major and minor courses of study. For more information about the Department, please visit http://llc.ucalgary.ca/.

Applicants should send: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and arrange for three letters of recommendation be sent directly to:

Dr. Olga Mladenova, Department Head
Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
E-mail: llc@ucalgary.ca

The application deadline is January 21, 2015. Electronic applications are preferred.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)