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We are pleased to announce the forthcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Teachers: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: The Voices of Women in Literature, Cinema and Other Arts since Independence, a three-week program to be held June 26 – July 14, 2017 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Please see the attached flyer and share widely with others who might be interested in applying.

The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce the launch of its second new online course for 2017 – Interreligious Understanding Today will provide a forum in which participants will:

The Center for the Study of the Middle East is looking for volunteers
passionate about sharing with others the Middle Eastern culture!
March 31 (10:00am - 2:00pm) and April 1 (10:45a.m.-3:30p.m.)
 Help with the Calligraphy table, writing children’s names and common words in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, or Kurdish.
 Help with the Activity table, assisting children in completion of numerous Middle Eastern-related crafts and answering questions related to the area and culture.

Abstracts due February 6th! Please join us for the 24th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference that will be held on March 3rd-4th, 2017 at Indiana University in Bloomington. Students, faculty, and independent scholars are cordially invited to submit abstracts of papers addressing all topics pertaining to Central Eurasian Studies by February 6th, 2017. Please send abstracts (.pdf or .docx) of no more than 500 words to

We are writing to share information about an exciting new initiative that is now available to IUB faculty and students: Diplomacy Lab. Diplomacy Lab links university research (mainly through class projects) to real-world international diplomacy problems posed by organizations and embassies within the U.S. State Department. As of fall 2016, IUB has been designated as an official Diplomacy Lab institution. In spring 2017 we had full participation in this initiative with 8 projects across campus units.

Greetings from the Hutton Honors College. I am writing today to highlight two different types of HHC course development grants linked to international experiences. Both are in line with President McRobbie’s strong commitment toward globalism and international matters and with Provost Robel’s dedication to enhancing our interdisciplinary curriculum.

Learn a South Asian language this summer!
The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian languages:
Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan and Urdu
SASLI will be offering Third-Year Hindi and Third-Year Urdu in addition to the elementary and intermediate level courses. All other classes will be offered at the elementary and intermediate levels only.

One award of $7,500 plus tuition fee remission for one academic semester will provide support to an Indiana University graduate student of the Russian East European region near the completion of his or her doctoral program in any field. The fellowship is intended for applicants who have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, received approval for their research proposal, and completed all formal components of their dissertation field research or data collection.

REEI offers two grants to support research-related travel for preliminary dissertation field activities such as exploring potential research sites, archives, and other research resources, establishing institutional affiliations, and identifying and meeting with scholars, archivists and specialists. The grants are primarily intended for doctoral students who will apply in the next academic year for funding to conduct dissertation research abroad.


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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Dilnoza Kadirova


Today the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Dilnoza, the 2015-2016 FLTA from Uzbekistan. Dilnoza will assist Dr. Hodjaev with beginning, intermediate, and advanced Uzbek language classes for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact


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