Armenian Studies Summer School

15 Jul - 5 Aug, 2016, Yerevan, Armenia
ARMACAD is pleased to announce its third International Armenian Language and Culture Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from July 15, 2016 to August 5, 2016.
This 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in Armenian Literature, History and Arts. During the summer school we also offer cultural trips, visits and meetings, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who not only want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Eastern Armenian language, but also to deepen their knowledge of Armenian Studies and Armenia. It offers an intensive Armenian language course spanning 45 hours, divided into 15 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Another 24 hours is devoted to lectures on Armenian literature, history, anthropology, arts and culture, linguistics, etc. The courses are open to anyone with elementary or intermediate knowledge of the Armenian language.


Deadline: Monday, March 21, 2016

St. Petersburg Summer Russian Language Program

CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange) invites applications for its eight-week long Summer Russian Language Program in St. Petersburg. Course offerings include: Beginner and Intermediate language level courses will be offered in conversation, grammar, and phonetics, as well as in addition to Advanced language level courses and specialized content-based classes.
Students take language courses (6 semester credits total) and two content-based courses (4 semester credits total); all taught in Russian. The Summer Russian Language Program includes a cultural trip to Russia's capital, Moscow and one of Russia's oldest cities, Novgorod.
Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016

Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the member programs of the CESSI Consortium are pleased to announce the sixth annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI, to be held at UW-Madison from June 13-August 5, 2016. In summer 2016, intensive courses in beginning and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek will be offered. CESSI 2016 will also feature a weekly lecture series (in English) on various topics of interest to people in the field of Central Eurasian studies and a rich program of cultural events and field  trips related to the countries of Central Eurasia.

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016

Articles for Forum Prize 2016 for the journal ‘Forum for Modern Language Studies’ at the University of St Andrews, UK

The editors of the journal 'Forum for Modern Language Studies' at the University of St Andrews, UK invite submissions dealing with any topic pertaining to the theme of Ecologies, understood in its broadest sense, for the 2016 Forum Prize competition. Submissions may address literature of any period, from a literary or linguistic perspective, and in any of the languages covered by the journal: usually Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian, but we will consider others too. The competition is open to all researchers, whether established or early-career: it is worth noting that previous competitions have been won by scholars in both categories. The winner will receive publication of the winning essay in the next appropriate volume of Forum for Modern Language Studies and a prize of £500.

Entries must be written in English, between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length including notes, should conform to MHRA style, and must be accompanied by an abstract (approx. 150 words) summarizing the principal arguments and making clear the relevance of the article to the competition topic.Articles should be submitted online at, flagged as Forum Prize entries and following the guidelines for authors. We will also accept submissions by email or hard copy and disc, if there is a compelling reason: in this case, please contact the Administrative Editor, Dr Robin MacKenzie (

Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2016


The Czech language programme – SUMMER FLAS PRAGUE is an intensive seven week language course arranged exclusively for US undergraduate and graduate students who are in receipt of a summer fellowship from the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship programme.
The Czech language programme – SUMMER FLAS PRAGUE meets criteria set by U. S. Department for Education for approving overseas summer programmes.

Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2016

Summer Camp Counselor at Concordia Language Villages’ Russian Program

Concordia Language Villages' summer Russian immersion program for kids ages 6-18 is now hiring camp counselors for July-August 2016. We are actively recruiting for a diverse pool, so please spread the word!

Most successful US-based applicants will be in third year Russian or beyond. In general, our US-based staff members are usually either heritage speakers or L2 learners who have already spent a year in a Russian-speaking country, as this position requires a strong command of informal spoken Russian. Staff members are expected to be able to use Russian to communicate both in staff meetings and with campers in all daily life situations. This is a summer camp experience, so prospective staff should enjoy rustic living, physical exertion, and sharing responsibility for maintaining communal spaces. We also hire staff from abroad, as we have a J1 camp counselor visa.

Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2016

Brown University: Workshop on Quantitative Text Analysis for the Humanities and Social Sciences

  • When: April 8 (all day) and April 9 (half day) 2016
  • Where: Digital Scholarship Lab (Rockefeller Library 137, 10 Prospect Street, Brown University) (on Prospect St between College St, and George St)

The workshop is for students and scholars interested in digital humanities and empirical quantitative approaches to text in English and Czech/Slavic languages. We will discuss principles of text analysis using statistical methods. The workshop will also include case study presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities using texts in English. No prior experience with technology is necessary.

Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2016

CFP: Russian Academy of Science: 6th International Prigov Symposium, "The Prigov Encyclopedia"

St. Petersburg, May 16-18, 2016,  Institute of Russian Literature at the Russian Academy of Science (The Pushkin House), Makarov Embankment, 4.

The Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House, Russian Academy of Sciences), the State Hermitage Museum, the Russian Museum, and the Prigov Foundation announce the 6th International  Prigov Symposium to be held in St. Petersburg, May 16-18, 2016. The encyclopedia and encyclopedic knowledge is the central theme of this symposium. Since the Enlightenment, the main means of  imparting the human knowledge a systemic character, the encyclopedia has been reconsidered by the  20th century's thinkers as a utopian discourse and as a vehicle of imaginary worlds. This reinterpretation of the encyclopedia triggered the need to systematize creative and scholarly approaches in search of the perfect language (to use Umberto Eco's formula). Seen in this context, Prigov's oeuvre represents possibilities of the language and various media in the production of universalizing discourses, each displaying encyclopedic ambition to embrace the entire world. We invite papers focusing on Prigov's treatment of the encyclopedic discourse and discussing his interpretation of relationships between the word and the image, expansion of genres into various medial spheres, as well as  Prigov's global life-long creative project, which by itself constitutes the "encyclopedia of the Russian life".

Presenters are allocated 20 minutes each + 5 min. for comments and questions after each presentation. Papers will be presented in Russian and English.

A limited number of travel grants of  up to $500 are available upon admission to the conference program. Accommodation for 3 nights will be provided and partially covered.

Please send your abstract (300 words) and a short bio to<>.

Deadline: Sunday, April 10, 2016

CFP: Polish Institute for Arts & Sciences of America

The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America is pleased to invite proposals for PIASA’s 74th Annual Conference to be held at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, June 17-18, 2016. A highlight of the conference promises to be the featured banquet speaker, Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf of the Republic of Poland.

Proposals are solicited for complete sessions or individual papers in any of the disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, or business/economics. Individual papers need not focus on Poland or the Polish diaspora, but it is hoped that at least one paper in each session will do so.

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016

University of Tartu MA Programs

We welcome applications from all disciplines and backgrounds. All programmes combine comprehensive academic knowledge with training in core competences, preparing you for a career in the public as well as private sector or academia. Tuition-waiver scholarships available on a competitive basis for all programmes! Scholarships decided based on admission results, all candidates are automatically considered.

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016

Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois

The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 13 until August 6. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016

International Storytelling Course

Transitions (TOL) is now accepting applications for the International Storytelling Course, a special edition of TOL’s renowned Foreign Correspondence Course. This course will be held in Prague, Czech Republic on July 10-18, 2016.

This summer course is organized in cooperation with some of the leading international media such as the International New York Times, the Economist, the Christian Science Monitor and others. The capstone of the course will be a real-life reporting assignment produced under guidance of the faculty. The assignment will generate an invaluable clip for an early-career journalist.

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016

CFP: 20 Years of "Iran and the Caucasus": a Breakthrough

October 21-23, 2016
Aghveran, Armenia
The Editorial Board of Iran and the Caucasus has the honour to organise an international multidimensional conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Journal. Academics of any educational and professional level are invited to submit papers and panel proposals relating to all aspects of humanities and social sciences on Irano-Caucasica, including:
  • National and ethnic diversity of peoples and their identities;

  • Iranian and Caucasian peoples in the crossroads of history from ancient times till our days;

  • Folklore and popular literatures of the region;

  • Languages and dialects of Iran and the Caucasus;

  • Political realities and issues;

  • Religion and confessions; Christianity, Islam, Ethno-confessional groups (the Yezidies, Mandaeans, Extreme Shi‘as, Sufi groups, etc.)

Deadline: Thursday, April 21, 2016

CFP: Svetlana Alexievich: The Writer and Her Times

Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes invites contributions to a special section to mark the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature to Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich.  We invite articles from a range of disciplines that explore the author, her oeuvre, and her milieu.  Among other topics, explorations of creative non-fiction in the Soviet and post-Soviet space, of the female voice, of oral history, of the intellectual and social history of Soviet and Belarusian writers, or of important themes in Alexievich’s work would be welcome.  The issue aims to be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. Authors who submit papers must become members of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS). Manuscripts may be in English or French.  The normal peer-review process will apply.

Deadline: Saturday, April 30, 2016

New ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant Program

ASEEES is delighted to announce a new Dissertation Research Grant Program for doctoral students at US universities. Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, we are sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.

Deadline: Saturday, April 30, 2016

CFP: Kunsthistorisches Institut, International Conference: "What do Contentious Objects Want? Political, Epistemic and Artistic Cultures of Return"

Works of modern art, archaeological or ethnographic artefacts and human remains generally occupy separate realms in the museum world. Yet, the growing discourse surrounding claims on certain objects made to museums by former owners or communities of origin unite them in one very specific category. Their status appears unsettled as they are caught between conflicting desires and points of view. By bringing together scholars and practitioners dealing with case studies related to different types of museums and collections, this conference aims to facilitate a transdisciplinary engagement with the issue of returns (a term that encompasses here both restitution and repatriation questions).

Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2016

European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize

The European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is designed to encourage interest in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. Thus, the European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is given for the best advanced research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program.

 Two prizes will be awarded in 2016, one for a paper in the Humanities and one for a paper in the Social Sciences. A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each prize winner will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in the European Studies Newsletter and on the Council’s social media sites. In addition, those prize winners who are interested in attending the CES conference may request one conference registration waiver for any conference in the three years following their award.

Deadline: Monday, May 30, 2016

Indiana University: Baltic Studies Summer Institute

Indiana University’s Summer Language Workshop is proud to host the 2016 Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI), offering intensive beginning Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian language courses. Courses will be held from June 6-July 29, 2016 on the Bloomington campus. 

* Competitive Title VIII and FLAS fellowships available for qualified students. 

* All students pay in-state tuition. 

* Students complete one year of language study in one summer and earn 6-8 transferable credits. 

* Applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis. 

See for more information and to apply. 

Questions? Please contact or 812-855-2889.

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CFP: Leo Tolstoy and World Literature Conference in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

On August 11-15, 2016 the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana is going to host X 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 sessions of the Conference. Traditionally the Conference is organised on the basis of Tolstoy's personal library, which preserves the books and periodicals in 39 foreign languages. The Book of Proceedings will be published.

The registration fee is 50 euros. 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. For those who need an invitation for visa, the following information is to be sent before February 15th: the copy of the front passport page, institution, address, telephone, place of issuing visa.

Please submit an abstract and a short bio to Galina Alekseeva at or by June 1st, 2016.

More information: contact Galina Alekseeva or Donna Orwin at

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CFP: Identities In-Between: East-Central Europe, c. 1900-present

Wolfson College, Oxford, 12-13 September 2016

Interrogating the notion of ‘identity’ remains a central concern in Humanities and Social Sciences research. For East-Central Europe, the subject has particular resonance: this was a region forged in diversity, remade after 1945 along ethno-national lines, and which in the present, continues to resist alternative narratives. This two-day conference invites submissions for 20-minute papers that engage with a specific definition of ‘sub-cultures’ through case studies drawn from the East-Central European region, over the period c. 1900-present.

The conference concludes a four-year research project that proposes a new definition of the term ‘sub-cultures’ to understand identities that do not conform to the fixed, standard categories imposed from the top down, such as ‘ethnic group’, ‘majority’ or ‘minority’. Instead, a ‘sub-culture’ is an identity that sits between these categories.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Russian Instructor at Middlebury Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)

Dates: June 14 – August 10, 2016

The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning, intermediate level, and some advanced language instruction in an intensive format to approximately 150 undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals for eight weeks every summer. Under the supervision of the Language Coordinator and the SILP Associate Director, Language Instructors deliver lessons using a communicative, content-based approach and contribute to the day-to-day operations of the program.

Requirements include: an M.A. or Ph.D. in language, language teaching, or related field, 2+ years of previous language teaching experience in the target language, and native or near-native language ability. Previous experience teaching in intensive program, previous experience with content- and/or project-based instruction, and knowledge of or experience with ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines strongly preferred. To apply for the position, complete the online application and submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV/resume, and 3) a teaching philosophy statement.

Deadline: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CFP: “Science, Technology, the Environment, Engineering, and Medicine” / Russia’s Great War & Revolution, 1914-1922

"Russia's Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922" (RGWR) is a decade-long, international, multidisciplinary effort generating new scholarly research focusing on Eurasia's "continuum of crisis" at the dawn of the twentieth century. The project's core participants comprise an international group of more than forty distinguished scholars. Since 2008 RGWR editors have been recruiting and selecting essays from scholars, academics, and exceptional graduate students from around the globe for publication and dissemination in a series of edited volumes being produced by Slavica Publishers.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017