Monday, April 5, 2021

CFA: 2021 STARTALK Teacher Overview Program “Discover Teaching Russian: Come Learn with Us”

Deadline: May 8, 2021

American Councils for International Education will offer a professional development program for teachers of Russian: “STARTALK Discover Teaching Russian: Come Learn with Us”

Program Dates: July 12– 28, 2021
Location: Due to current circumstances, this course will be offered online only

This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers of Russian an intensive two and a half-week professional development program that focuses on current pedagogical theory in the teaching and learning of Russian. Program participants will be introduced to the STARTALK Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning, the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. The ideal applicant is interested in learning up-to-date approaches to world language learning and teaching.

Participants will:

  • Learn and explain key concepts in effective language learning;
  • Develop assessments that target the three learning modes;
  • Learn and review how technology can be integrated with lessons; and
  • Have access to shared lessons created within the teacher program.

During the course, participants will apply new learning by:

  • Identifying new concepts evident in lessons (both printed learning plans and recorded lessons);
  • Analyzing teaching strategies; and
  • Evaluating lessons and explaining key concepts.

Selected teachers will receive:

  • Scholarship for full program tuition sponsored by the STARTALK program;
  • A two-day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training;
  • A certificate of MOPI Participation from ACTFL;
  • STARTALK Professional Development Certificate of Program Participation; and
  • All participants have the option to receive 3 graduate credits at no additional cost.

A laptop or other electronic device is required for participation in the course. Participants will not be expected to purchase software or other materials to successfully complete the course.

Applications for 2021 are due by May 8, 2021, and are available at:

For additional information, please contact Nataliya Ushakova at or (347) 267-9826.

*STARTALK is a project funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical-need foreign languages, with programs for students (K-16) and teachers.

CFP: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

 Deadline: October 31, 2021

Canadian-American Slavic Studies is planning a special issue on Pussy Riot to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Punk Prayer. 

We encourage submissions from scholars of any relevant discipline. Articles should ideally be between 7000 and 10,000 words.  The deadline is Halloween (October 31) 2021, with the issue coming out in 2022 

Please contact guest editor Eliot Borenstein ( or editor Katherine Reischl if you have any questions. 

Submissions (in Microsoft Word or a compatible format) can also be sent to either one of these email addresses.

CFP: Russian as a Foreign Language: Dynamic Teaching for Dynamic Times

Deadline: May 19, 2021

Russian as a Foreign Language: Dynamic Teaching for Dynamic Times

Do you teach Russian as a foreign, second, or heritage language? Do you employ fun and engaging strategies instead of or in addition to a textbook that have your students beg for more Russian? Please consider submitting a proposal for a chapter or a case study in the edited volume Russian as a Foreign Language: Dynamic Teaching for Dynamic Times. We would like to hear from various fields and backgrounds of Russian language instruction. Language of publication: English; 1,500 to 5,000 words + references and appendices.

We are equally interested in theory-heavy explorations and submissions that focus on teaching experience for the Case Study practice-oriented part. International teams of co-authors are especially encouraged: please consider reaching out to a colleague outside of your country.  

Submit proposals to the editor Svetlana Nuss, University of Alaska, via

Proposal requirements: up to 500-word expression of interest, outlining main arguments and methodology, if applicable. 


  • Up to 500-word expression of interest due: May 19, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance to proceed to chapter/case stage: May 25, 2021
  • First draft of chapters/case studies due: July 1, 2021
  • Revisions and peer review: draft of chapters/case studies due: July to September, 2021
  • Final manuscripts due: mid-October of 2021
  • Publication: Spring of 2022
  • Case-study submissions follow the same timeline and same general requirements

CFP: Leo Tolstoy and World Literature (Leo Tolstoy Museum-Estate in Yasnaya Polyana)

Deadline: July 1, 2021

On August 11-15, 2021, the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana is going to host XII International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature. Problems of Tolstoy’s work and art in the context of Russian and World Literature, philosophy, and religion are to be discussed at the Conference sessions. Traditionally the Conference is organised on the basis of Tolstoy’s personal library with the books and periodicals in 39 foreign languages. The Book of Proceedings will be published.

The registration fee is 50 euro (in Russian currency equivalent). The Museum covers all hotel, meals, and cultural programme expenses.

On August 11th, at 3 pm, at the metro station Akademika Yangelya there will be a bus to Yasnaya Polyana for the participants. August 15th is the departure day.

The deadline for applications is July 1st, 2021. The application includes the information about the participant and the abstract of the paper. For those who need an invitation for visa, the following information is to be sent before May 1st: the copy of the front passport page, institution, address, telephone, place of issuing visa. Please forward your application to Dr. Galina Alekseeva:  or

Telephones: (48751)76-1-41, +7-910-944-5899


11-15 августа 2021 года «Музей-усадьба Л. Н. Толстого «Ясная Поляна» проводит XII Международную научную конференцию «Лев Толстой и мировая литература». На заседаниях конференции будут обсуждаться проблемы творчества писателя в контексте русской и мировой литературы, философии, религии. Конференция традиционно проходит на базе личной библиотеки Л. Н. Толстого, в которой хранятся книги на 39 иностранных языках. По итогам конференции издается сборник статей.

Регистрационный взнос участника – 50 евро (в рублёвом эквиваленте). Музей на себя расходы по проживанию, питанию и культурной программе.

Заезд участников 11 августа, в 15 часов, от метро Аннино,  отъезд 15 августа 2021 года, в 10 утра.

Заявки на участие в конференции принимаются до 1 июля 2021 года. Заявка включает информацию об участнике и тезисы выступления. Для получения приглашения для визы необходимо до 1 мая 2021 года прислать копию первой страницы паспорта, информацию о работе, месте жительства, адрес, телефон и город, в котором участник будет обращаться за визой. Заявки направлять Галине Алексеевой: 

телефоны: (48751)76-1-41,  +7-910-944-5899

CFP: AATSEEL Conference 2022

Deadline: varies by application type, please see below

The AATSEEL national meeting is a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2022 conference. The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy, second language acquisition, literatures, and cultures relevant to the organization's regions of focus. The next annual AATSEEL conference will be held in person at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 17-20, 2022, and the Call for Papers and Call for Streams are currently open and accepting submissions. 

To submit a panel/paper/roundtable proposal (by July 1, 2021 or August 15, 2021):

The AATSEEL Program Committee invites proposals for panel stream topics. These streams 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.

To submit a stream proposal (by May 15, 2021):

Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent only to AATSEEL members in good standing. Memberships expire June 30th each year. Those submitting abstracts are encouraged to renew membership when submitting an abstract to avoid delays in appearing in the online conference program.

We recommend consulting the 2022 Conference Guidelines to prepare any submission for review for the conference.

For more information about the annual AATSEEL Conference, visit:

For questions about stream proposals, contact the Division Head for Streams, Meghan Murphy-Lee (

For questions about all other conference proposals, contact Program Committee Chair, Ainsley Morse (

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Internship: Summer Online Research Internships

Deadline: May 20, 2021

We are pleased to announce that SRAS will be offering free summer online research internships.

These will be flexible – based on student interests and student schedules – and allow participants to build up their portfolio of published works via the SRAS Family of Sites.

Current topics of interest center on Eastern or Central Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. They include sport teams, movies, video games, fashion brands, and music groups/artists based there. We will also be open to articles on art, contemporary literature and food. We are particularly interested to hear from heritage speakers of minority languages or Caucasian languages who can research in those languages, provide first-hand perspectives, and potentially contribute to our Talking Phrasebooks. Students with an interest in translation are also encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is May 20. Internships will run from approximately June 1 – July 30, but with a high degree of flexibility.

Find out more about the free program here:

CFP: International workshop "How to teach multiethnic and transnational history: Ukraine"

Deadline: April 5, 2021

10-12 May 2021, Lviv, Ukraine

This online workshop is designed for university-level Ukrainian Studies educators, as a platform to discuss multiethnic and transnational approaches to teaching Ukrainian history in their institutions. Through an exploration of new topics and approaches, we aim to further the development of Ukrainian history as a discipline in universities. Participants are invited to present and discuss courses, teaching programs and manuals, and resources for online learning and teaching

Today, the humanities and social sciences offer a wide range of approaches and see the lands of Ukraine from a historical perspective as a space that unites the diversity of linguistic, religious, cultural, national communities. This space is part of  European and world history. Nevertheless, in courses syllabi and historical research, Ukraine is still viewed from a monoethnic perspective. Such a model leaves no room for other communities, such as Jews, Hungarians, Romanians, Poles, Crimean Tatars, Germans, or Russians, who have lived on Ukrainian land for centuries. High school and university syllabi present these communities only as minorities or avoid such topics. The multiethnic historical approach allows scholars, teachers, and students to study interethnic, interfaith, intercultural, and interlingual relations. While the transnational approach globally contextualizes Ukrainian history. This approach provides an opportunity to study phenomena and processes beyond national dimensions, such as global economy and politics, intellectual and cultural movements, migration.

The workshop is part of the international interdisciplinary initiative „Teaching Ukraine.” The initiative aims to promote courses and curricula about Ukraine and creates an infrastructure for their implementation, and development. Initiative’s workshops intend to create and develop international networks for teaching Ukraine in higher education.

We invite teachers of higher educational institutions, authors, and developers of educational programs and teaching resources to participate in the workshops. This workshop will be conducted in English and Ukrainian without translation. We expect participants to have a communicative level of proficiency in both languages.

To apply, please send an academic resume (up to 2 pages) and description of the course/program/resource related to the topic of work (up to 600 words) to the email address for applications is 5 April 2021. The application can be in Ukrainian or English.

Applications that do not contain the necessary information or are not relevant to the work topic will not be considered. If you fail to receive confirmation of receipt of application, please contact the organizers.

Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program at the Ukrainian Catholic University
Center for Governance and Culture in Europe, University of St. Gallen
Center for Urban History of Central and Eastern Europe

If you have any questions or for and further information, please contact Vladyslava Moskalets ( or Oleksii Chebotaryov (