REEEC Opportunities

REEEC Opportunities

  • CfA: American Councils’ 2018 Eurasian Regional Language Program
    We’re writing to remind you that the deadline for American Councils’ 2018 Eurasian Regional Language Program is approaching. ERLP provides high-quality instruction in strategic languages throughout Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova. Academic credit is available through Bryn Mawr College.
    ·         For our Summer 2018 session, the deadline is February 15.
  • CfA: Siberia by Southwest, Fulbright-Hays, Russian Language Program in Irkutsk
    "Siberia by Southwest" Fulbright-Hays GPA intensive advanced Russian language training program in Irkutsk. Applications now open!
    ​This is a fully-funded study abroad program open to a very wide pool of applicants​ in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, or Louisiana​​​:
    • college students from institutions​ ​(undergraduate juniors and seniors & graduate students)
    • K-16 educators and educational administrators 
    • ​recent graduates and ​professionals who work​ or aspire to work​in interdisciplinary fields relating to Russian area studies (such as business, health, social work, math, science, counseling, engineering, the environment and technology​, etc)
    ​We hope to reach as diverse an applicant pool as possible. If you know of anyone who might be interested - or even better, if you would feel comfortable sharing to your social media or any other way throughout your networks - please share a link to the program page:
    Please feel free to contact:
    AGNES SEKOWSKI, Assistant Director/Graduate Coordinator 
    The University of Texas at Austin  |  Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies  |   512-232-9123  |
  • CfA: The Marshrutka Project Summer School 2: Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective

    The Marshrutka Project Summer School 2:
    Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective

    15th of March, 2018

    The PhD Summer School is embedded in the research
    project Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation:
    spatial dynamics of marshrutkas in Central Asia and
    the Caucasus (Marshrutka Project). Within the scope
    of the project, we want to gain insights into
    transformation processes through the lens of
    changing mobility practices. The summer school on
    Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective invites
    advanced doctoral students, post-doctoral and early
    career-researchers from diverse disciplines, such as
    geography, urban studies, anthropology, social and
    political sciences, to contribute to two thematic

    – Mobilities and socio-spatial change in Eurasian

    – Informal transport and ride-sharing the global
    North and South

  • CfP: 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference

    2018 Midwest Slavic Conference
    The Ohio State University
    March 23-25, 2018

    The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU March 23-25, 2018. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeastern Europe. The conference will open with a keynote address by Tara Zahra based on her latest book The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World, on Friday, March 23rd. Two days of panels will follow the keynote address.

    Building on the title of the keynote address, this year we also invite interdisciplinary papers or panels that focus on migration from historical or contemporary perspectives. The Conference will open with a plenary panel “Borders, Barriers, and Belonging: A Spotlight on Global Migration” on Saturday morning that will feature five migration experts who will discuss mobility in five world regions. There will also be a lunchtime lecture sponsored by the Slovene Research Initiative featuring Michael Biggins on Slavic literary translation.

    Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format to by January 16th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Prepaid lodging is available for undergraduate and graduate students presenters. A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate for all other participants. More information is available at the Conference website.

    Abstract and C.V. Deadline: January 16
    Notification of Acceptance: February 12
    Scheduling Conflicts and Housing Requests Due: February 16
    Panels Announced: February 26
    Final Papers to Committee and Presenter Registration Deadline: March 9

    Students: $20
    Faculty/Scholars: $45
    General Attendees: $20

    For more information...
    140 Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Road, Columbus, OH 43210
    (614) 292-8770 / csees@osu

  • CfP: (dis) COVERING DISCOURSES: Transdisciplinary Conference in University College Cork, Ireland

     Transdisciplinary Conference in University College Cork, Ireland
    School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies / MA Applied Linguistics
    18th / 19th May 2018
    We would like to invite researchers from various disciplines to submit abstracts to this transdisciplinary conference (dis)COVERING DISCOURSES in University College Cork.

    Mikhail M. Bakhtin argued that “verbal discourse is a social phenomenon” constituted by speakers within a concrete situation with a very specific purpose. Since then, concepts surrounding the formation, structures and functions of discourses have held a central position in academic research. Following Foucault discourses are part of a “heterogeneous ensemble” consisting of “institutions, architectural forms, regulatory decisions, laws, administrative measures, scientific statements, philosophical, moral and philanthropic propositions – in short, the said as much as the unsaid.”

    Given the symbiotic relationship we have with discourses whereby we are unremittingly surrounded by, embedded in and informed by discursive ensembles, whilst simultaneously actively shaping them, the aim of this transdisciplinary conference is to offer researchers a space to explore and challenge current discourses. We wish to think not only about current hierarchies and the power they affirm, but also about what is absent in the current discursive regimes. Since discourse is perceived as having formative, regulatory and authoritative characteristics, in this conference we aim to cover ongoing discourses and to peel back layers and thus dis-cover discourses hidden in society.

    Potential themes on Discourse that we would like to address: Architecture/Arts, Borders, Body, Class, Gender, Health, Identity, Institutions, Integration, Knowledge, Literature/Literary Critique Economy, Migration, Multilingualism, Nature/Animals, Precarity, Religion, Silence, Social Media, Space, Violence.

    The conference may be of interest to scholars from various disciplines, including: Linguistics, Literature, Cultural Studies, Social Studies, Migration Studies, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Government and Politics, Economy, Anthropology, Human-Animal Studies, Medicine, Clinical Therapies, Media Studies, Digital Humanities.

    Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) and a brief biography (max. 70 words) to by 12th February 2018.