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    April 2018

  • Russian Studies Workshop Summer Russian Study Fellowship (Summer 2018)
  • Deadline: April 20, 2018 or until funds are exhausted.
    With the generous support of a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Russian Studies Workshop (RSW) at Indiana University (IU) is offering awards of up to $6500 to cover tuition/mandatory fees (approximately $3000), and living costs to eligible students who enroll in a 6-credit graduate Russian course in the IU Summer Language Workshop (SLW) during the Summer 2018 session.

    Eligibility: Students who: 1) are entering a PhD program in a social science discipline at a US university in Fall 2018 or are currently enrolled in their first year of a PhD program in a social science discipline at a US university; and 2) intend to study Russian at any level in SLW from May 29 (1st-Year, 2nd-year)/June 4 (3rd-Year through 6th-Year) to July 27, 2018.

    Deadline for submission for all materials: April 20 or until funds are exhausted.

    Details and application: REEI

    May 2018

  • The Association for Women in Slavic Studies invites nominations for the 2018 competition for the Heldt Prizes
  • Deadline: May 21, 2018
    The Association for Women in Slavic Studies invites nominations for the 2018 competition for the Heldt Prizes, awarded for works of scholarship. To be eligible for nomination, all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between 15 April 2017 and 15 April 2018. Nominations for the 2018 prizes will be accepted for the following categories:

    --Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's and gender studies; --Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's and gender studies; --Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies.

    One may nominate individual books for more than one category, and more than one item for each category. Articles included in collections as well as journals are eligible for the "best article" prize, but they must be nominated individually. In general, hard copy submissions are preferred over e-versions.* The prizes will be awarded at the AWSS meeting at the ASEEES National Convention in Boston, MA, in December 2018.

    *NB: Diane Nemec Ignashev prefers to be sent entries as PDFs or e-book. Her email is provided below.

    If you have any questions, please contact the committee's chair at:

    To nominate any work, please send or request that the publisher send one copy to each of the five members of the Prize committee by 1 May 2018:

    Paula Michaels, Chair, Heldt Prize Committee School of Philosophical,
    Historical and International Studies Faculty of Arts
    20 Chancellors Walk
    Monash University
    Clayton, VIC 3800

    Rebecca Gould
    College of Arts & Law
    School of Languages, Cultures, Art History & Music University of Birmingham
    Edgbaston Birmingham
    B15 2TT

    Eileen Kane
    Department of History
    Connecticut College
    126 Mohegan Avenue
    New London, CT 06320

    Diane Nemec Ignashev
    Department of German and Russian
    Carleton College
    100 North College Street
    Northfield, MN 55057
    Email (for e-books/pdfs; preferred):

    Jennifer Suchland
    400 Hagerty Hall
    1775 College Rd
    Ohio State University
    Columbus Ohio, 43210

    June 2018

  • XI International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature
    June 1, 2018

    On August 11-15, 2018 the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana will be hosting XI 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, including the books with Tolstoy’s marginalia.

    The Book of the Conference Proceedings will be published.

    The registration fee is 50 euro. The Museum covers accomodation, meals, and cultural programme expenses.

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

    The deadline for applications is June 1st, 2018. 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 February 15th: the copy of the front passport page, institution, address, telephone, place of issuing visa. Please forward your application to Dr. Galina Alekseeva:

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


    Call for Papers - Ongoing: International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture (LLC)

    It’s our pleasure to invite you to publish your papers in the International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture (LLC). It is a quarterly published journal which was established on demand of researchers and is existing for benefit of researchers.

    We have started our mission 3 years ago and until today many researchers around the globe decided to publish articles with LLC. The reasons for their trust is that all of our articles are peer reviewed and freely available for the scientific community.

    Furthermore our authors are given the opportunity to track and measure their articles popularity by accessing the number of downloads.

    Send your paper on:,

    SEEJ Editorial Office at Ohio State University: Slavic and East European Blog (SEEB)

    We are pleased to announce the introduction of a SEEJ affiliate publication, the Slavic and East European Blog (SEEB). Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit 500-1,000 word essays, interviews, and translations. We particularly encourage graduate students to use the blog to gain publishing experience. Blog posts will be SEEJ editor-reviewed and have the distinction of being featured on the website of a well-established academic journal.

    SEEB posts will be organized into themes that change every three months. We are currently accepting submissions for any of the themes listed below:

    · Autumn 2017 (October-December) The Russian Revolution
    · Winter 2018 (January-March) Media During the Era of Vladimir Putin
    · Spring 2018 (April-June) Multiethnicity and Religious-Cultural Identity in the Russian Federation and the Former Soviet Republics
    · Summer 2018 (July-September) Ivan Turgenev: 200th Anniversary

    The 2019 edition of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies

    The 2019 edition of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies will be dedicated to Russian Futurism. Our editors (Christina Lodder, Gabriella Imposti, Oleh Ilnytzkyj and Jason Strudler) invite articles devoted to any aspect of the movement. Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to) budetlianstvo vs. futurizm; Russian reactions to Italian Futurism, and vice versa; Futurism and Constructivism; and Futurism in the Russian performing and applied arts. Please send short abstracts of 300-500 words to me off-list at, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Symposia, The Journal of Religion

    SYMPOSIA is an online, peer-reviewed journal for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who identify religion as an important consideration in their research. We invite submissions of original research papers on any topic that critically engages the study of religion.

    The journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History

    Kritika seeks to expand its coverage of topics associated with the history of women, gender, and sexuality in Russia and Eurasia. Since 2000 Kritika has been dedicated to internationalizing the field and making it relevant to a broad interdisciplinary audience. The journal regularly publishes forums, discussions, and special issues; it often translates important works by Russian and European scholars into English; and it favors articles that demonstrate extensive archival research, a strong grasp of the international historical literature, a critical approach to sources, and a clear, compelling argument.

    SRAS Study Abroad Opportunities

    Students can study abroad in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, or Kyrgyzstan in a range of programs covering subjects related to the location (e.g. Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, Central Asian Studies, Art, Politics, etc.). Internships are also available, with particularly wide opportunities in Warsaw and Kyiv. Deadlines and start dates vary by program. Funding opportunities:

  • Peer Reviewers Needed for Slovo Issue 28.2

    As part of the editorial process for the forthcoming Spring issue of Slovo – an interdisciplinary academic journal published at the Slavonic Department of UCL – we are looking for peer reviewers for some short (~7000 word) articles. It would involve reading the article and briefly summarising your thoughts on whether it makes a good contribution to CEE scholarship. For the current issue, the themes are:

    • ‘Database Cinema’: A study of late Soviet and Russian childhood and adolescence, relating to emergent nationhood;
    • Russian policy and international law: ‘an examination of the Barents’ Sea Boundary Agreement’ under Medvedev;
    • Russian music: the composer ‘Eduard Artem-ev and the sonics of national identity’;
    • Russian nationalism and the post-Soviet youth: the growth of Nashi;
    • The debate around Nihilism in 1860s Russian literature;
    • Russian national security strategy: regime security and the ‘great power status’;
    • Human insecurity, state capacity, and intrastate conflict in Ukraine;

    In order to peer review these articles, you do not need to have expertise in the specific topic – only a knowledge of the broader areas in which they are based. Becoming involved with this issue would be an excellent way of alerting to future employers of your academic credentials. Please email for further information, and indicating which of the fields you would be interested in reviewing.

    Please see the Slovo website for more details.

    Open Call for Papers and Reviews: Symposia: The Journal of Religion

    The editorial team of Symposia: The Journal of Religion announces that we have moved to an open call for papers. We will accept paper submission on a rolling basis, and will publish issues bi-annually. Please submit your papers when they are ready! Symposia is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal for the academic study of religion. Its primary focus is on the phenomenon called “religion,” as explored through multiple approaches including those of anthropology, philosophy, sociology, and history. Symposia encourages authors to question and critique the limits and boundaries of disciplinary knowledge, by critiquing categories central to the approaches of each in order to yield new reflections and fresh perspectives on religious phenomena and the study of religion in general. The theme for Volume 8 is “Rites of Passage.” Religions traffic in the business of moving peoples from one stage of life to the next. Whether in terms of coming-of-age ceremonies, or the transition from life to death, religious rituals and their concomitant philosophical reflections are capable of compartmentalizing an entire life into distinct stages. However, certain rituals that inaugurate people into new forms of life are not available to all others, indiscriminately. As for example in the case of shamanic initiations, initiates display some characteristics that, from the perspective of religious leaders, single them out for this activity. Nor are the temporal limits of the ritual initiation always clear, as in some narratival constructions with clear beginnings, middles, and endings. We invite, in addition to the general and open call for papers, papers that address issues surrounding liminality, transition, rites of passage, and initiation. Articles with a maximum of 25 pages will be considered in both French and English. Submissions are made online. Book reviews should be a maximum of 1000 words of any academic publication relevant to the study of religion and released within the last two years in order to be published. We particularly welcome books that deal with issues related to the theme for this issue, “Rites of Passage.” If you are interested in doing a book review, please email Ian Brown at with the name of the author, book and publisher.

    Please see the Slovo website for more details.

  • Funding: Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Graduate Students
    Indiana University Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

    Applications should be submitted to Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Assistant Director, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105;; FAX (812) 855-4314.
    You may visit the Jewish Studies Graduate Funding Opportunities website for more details.
    Priority will be given to Jewish Studies doctoral minors.

  • Funding: Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Undergraduate Students
    Indiana University Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

    For Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, and Hebrew Minor Students up to $500

    No later than one month before the funds are needed and preferably earlier, an applicant must provide: 1) a one page statement describing the conference/program and explaining how it will contribute to the applicant’s Jewish Studies education and/or Jewish Studies career objectives; 2) a reference from a Jewish Studies faculty member (can be sent separately); and 3) a budget, explaining what the funds will be used for. Please submit statement, reference, and budget to the Jewish Studies Program (Global & International Studies Building-4E, 4023, 855-0453) or email to

    Funds are limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. You may visit the Jewish Studies Undergraduate Funding Opportunities website for more details.

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