Friday, February 5, 2016

CFP: Distinguished Contributions Award

  • The Committee accepts nominations in writing or via e-mail from any member of ASEEES.
  • Submit the nomination letter(s) to the Committee Chair.
  • The nomination letter should include: biography focusing on the individual's distinguished achievments in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies; a list of publications and editorships; a list of awards and prizes; and his or her involvement in and service to ASEEES, if any.
  • Self-nomination is not accepted.
  • Committe members also survey the field for possible awardees.
  • The deadline for nominations is April 1
For more info click here 

Fellowship: CERES Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Applications are invited for a 10-month, non-teaching postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University beginning Fall 2016. The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) and play an active role, including participation in a series of workshop seminars, in the Center’s research project on “Russian Futures” that will analyze alternative scenarios for Russia’s future development. This Carnegie Corporation of New York-funded project is co-directed by Dr. Angela Stent, CERES Director and Dr. Andrew Kuchins, Senior Fellow at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. CERES will publish a report resulting from the project in 2017.

Non-tenured recipients of a PhD between 2011 and 2016 trained in political science, international relations, Russian studies and/or a related field are eligible to apply. Advanced graduate students with a Ph.D. in hand at the beginning of the fellowship will also be considered.

The position offers an annual salary of $50,000 with benefits and office space.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter addressing research areas and interest in contemporary Russian studies, CV, writing sample and two (2) letters of recommendation to the following email:

Faxed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions regarding the online application system and the postdoctoral position should be directed to Christina Watts at

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016. The successful applicant will be notified by mid-April 2016.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CFP: Managing “difference” in East-European Transnational Families

Managing “difference” in East-European Transnational Families
 (double session workshop)
The 18th Nordic Migration Conference
August 11-12 2016, Oslo 

Organizer(s): Viorela Ducu, Principal Investigator, Research Center for Population Study, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

Managing “difference” in East-European TF Papers are welcome that focus on East-European countries aiming to discuss the similarities and dissimilarities both between EU member states such as Romania, Hungary, the Baltic countries, Poland, Bulgaria as well as non-EU countries such as Serbia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine. 

“Difference” within East-European TFs can be felt in multiple senses, but in our workshop we wish to address with priority the following issues: the members of families live in several countries, while family members who are abroad are often denigrated at home, and the family must confront these accusations; through migration, some family members become a minority in the target country and often the family also needs to confront discriminating discourses against them; the children born and raised partly in the target country confront problems in integrating into the educational system abroad or, if they come back home, encounter difficulties in adapting to the home country’s educational system; many children are born outside the country and already have a double citizenship, becoming special members of the families for whom alternative life projects can be drawn; through marriage with a "foreigner” (either in the target country or with an immigrant in the home country) binational or ethnically mixed couples are constituted that provoke new ways of accepting otherness, the children of these couples needing the development of new educational strategies in TFs. 

The following topics are especially welcome, including connected ones: 
1. Establishing the way in which discrimination at home as well as abroad influences TFs, and how it is managed by them; 
2. Specific situations that children from TFs face: children gliding between two or more countries; children with double citizenship; children in transnationally mixed families – and the practices families unfold in these cases; 
3. The practices of families that include ethnically mixed/bi-national transnational couples. 

Special consideration will be given to applications that include visual data documentation (video recording in the field, online video recording of data and photo documentation). Having access to funding to enable it, we intend to produce a multimedia exhibition within the project. Papers will be published in the workshop’s proceedings.

Call for Applications: 2016 Dissertation and Thesis Development Workshop: The Holocaust in the Soviet Union

Deadline: March 31, 2016


2016 Dissertation and Thesis Development Workshop:
The Holocaust in the Soviet Union

July 18-29, 2016
Washington, D.C.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for a Dissertation and Thesis Development Workshop that is focused on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.  This workshop will be held from July 18-29, 2016 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. 

This workshop will help prepare early doctoral students interested in the Holocaust in the Soviet Union for successful academic careers.  Participants from North America and the former Soviet Union, with the guidance of Jeffrey Veidlinger (Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, University of Michigan) and Mandel Center staff, will discuss pre-circulated project proposals and research strategies.  Participants also will attend sessions devoted to historiography and central career development issues.  In addition, participants will have ample opportunity to conduct research in the Museum’s extensive library and archival collections, which include more than 200 million pages of material in physical and digital formats.

In addition to scholars from North American institutions of higher education, the Museum welcomes applications from early Ph.D. students enrolled at universities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.  Applicants should clearly articulate a potential dissertation topic focusing on the Holocaust as it occurred in the former Soviet Union, but should not yet have conducted significant archival research or have started writing. 

Applications must include: (1) the online application form; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a maximum 1000-word summary of a proposed dissertation topic; and (4) a confidential recommendation letter from the applicant’s advisor that addresses the applicant’s potential and relevant interests, background, training, and qualifications.  Recommendation letters may be in English, Russian, or Ukrainian; all other application materials must be in English.  For details, see the application form available at

Application materials may be sent by email attachment or fax to Dr. Elana Jakel, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, or Fax +1 (202) 479-9726.  To preserve the confidentiality of recommendation letters, faculty recommenders must send their letters directly to Dr. Jakel; recommendation letters cannot be submitted by applicants.  All application materials must be received by Thursday, March 31.  We will notify applicants of our decision by April 15

Participants must be in attendance each day of the workshop.  Workshop sessions will be conducted in English.  Participants will be required to submit a dissertation proposal of 8-10-pages in English for pre-circulation by Friday, June 17

The Museum will accept a maximum of 16 participants.  Awards include (1) a stipend toward the cost of direct travel to and from each participant’s home institution and Washington, D.C.; (2) shared lodging for the workshop’s duration; and (3) a stipend toward the cost of meals, local transit, luggage surcharges, and other incidental expenses, which will be distributed after the workshop’s conclusion via direct deposit or international wire transfer.  It is the sole responsibility of each participant to acquire the appropriate visa to enter the United States and to pay for any costs associated with securing that visa.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CFP: Panel Stream Topics

Deadline: March 1, 2016

AATSEEL 2017 Call for Proposals: Panel Stream Topics

The AATSEEL Program Committee invites proposals for panel stream topics for the 2017 conference in San Francisco, CA. These streams will promote greater cohesion among conference panels and foster a broader dialogue throughout the conference. The result can be a series of mini-conferences within the framework of our larger conference.  All conference attendees are welcome to attend stream panels, but participants in a stream are strongly encouraged to attend all of the panels in their stream.

Stream topic proposals should consist of a 200-word abstract describing the stream as a whole and a list of 4-6 potential participants (you need not yet have firm commitments from them) and should indicate whether you prefer a 2 or 3 panel stream. These should be sent via email to the Program Committee Chair, Jon Stone (, by March 1, 2016. You will be notified of the committee’s decision by March 15. We anticipate having 7-10 streams in 2017.

Individual paper proposals as well as pre-formed panel and roundtable proposals will continue to be accepted, as usual, exclusively through the AATSEEL website (the April 15 and July 1 deadlines remain the same).
  • What is a panel stream?
  • 2-3 thematically connected panels or roundtables (with 8-12 total participants in the stream). They will be listed in the conference  program with the same panel title (subtitles can be used to distinguish the focus of the individual panels) and be scheduled during the first morning session each day of the conference. 
  • What topics are eligible for panel streams?
  • Any area that is typically part of the AATSEEL conference can be proposed as a stream topic (eg. second language acquisition and pedagogy, literature, film, linguistics, culture, media studies, theory, etc.). Keep in mind that the stream topic should be capacious enough to suit 10-12 participants’ presentations. The Program Committee will work to ensure a diverse blend of stream topics so we encourage all AATSEEL members to consider proposing a topic.
  • What is the role of the stream organizer?
  • The organizer(s) must submit a topic proposal, help recruit participants, serve as a reviewer of individual abstracts submitted for the stream, and help to arrange the panel format and organization.
  • How can the panels be organized?
  • We encourage diversity and flexibility in constructing the panels. They can be structured as traditional paper panels or roundtables or they can diverge from those formats. Possible alternatives include structuring the stream as a response to a single scholarly work or devoting one stream panel to a single “keynote” speaker with the other panels devoted to responses to the speaker.
  • What will the makeup of panel participants be?
  • The streams must be composed of a variety of generations of scholars (ie. graduate students, contingent faculty, K-12 teachers, junior faculty, advanced scholars). The stream organizer may invite up to half of the total stream participants. The remainder of the stream will consist of participants who submit abstracts to the Program Committee.

Study Abroad: University of Kansas Summer Study Abroad Program in L'viv

Deadline: March 1, 2016

The University of Kansas is restarting its summer study abroad program in L'viv. Our 6-week intensive Ukrainian language program, run in partnership with the Ivan Franko National University of L'viv, is eligible for FLAS and other federal programs. KU is the only accredited U.S. university with a summer study abroad program in Ukraine. The KU Ukrainian Studies program was founded shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the first KU Language Institute in L’viv was held in 1994. 

Please see the website,, for contact information and additional details.

Job: College Lecturer at Mount Holyoke College

Deadline: February 14, 2016

The Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a three-year appointment as Five College Lecturer in Russian serving the Russian Language Initiative for Mount Holyoke, Smith
College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The appointment is anticipated to begin in academic year 2016-2017, with the possibility of renewal, pending approval of funding and continuing need.

The position requires teaching the Russian language at all levels, designing instructional materials, using instructional technology where appropriate, organizing and participating in extra-curricular programs. The
successful candidate will teach five courses each academic year, at least two of which will be on a campus other than Mount Holyoke.

Applicants are expected to have at least a Master=E2=80=99s degree or equivalent in Russian language, literature, linguistics, second language acquisition, or a related field; experience teaching Russian as a foreign language at the college or university level; and native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.

Applications must be made on-line at by submitting the following: 

1) letter of interest
2) curriculum vitae
3)teaching philosophy
4) sample syllabi and course materials prepared by the candidate (as one pdf)
5) teaching evaluations (as one pdf). 

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference
accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.

To be assured full consideration applications must be completed by February
14, 2016.  Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016 and will
continue until the position is filled.  Please direct inquiries to Search
Committee Chair Peter Scotto