April 25, 2013
FUNDING STILL AVAILABLE FOR SWSEEL: THE SUMMER LANGUAGE WORKSHOP
The priority deadline has passed, but applications for admissions and funding are still being accepted. Late funding applications will be considered after the first round of applications has been reviewed and pending the availability of funds.
ALL participants pay IN-STATE TUITION
Undergraduate Indiana residents qualify for an ADDITIONAL 25% TUITION REDUCTION
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards now available for undergraduate students of Russian (third year and higher) and for graduate students of Russian, Tatar, Georgian, Polish, Romanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Yiddish
Classes meet June 3-July 26, 2013. Level 1 Russian and all levels of Arabic start May 28, 2013.
Please see http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/ for more information and to apply.
April 09, 2013
Announcement: Deadline for AUCA-Bard Fall 2013 Program Deadline Extended
Deadline: May 1, 2013.
The deadline for the AUCA-Bard Fall 2013 and Academic Year 2013-2014 program has been extended to May 1, 2013.
We are also very excited to announce a new tution rate for the AUCA-Bard Program. The comprehensive program fee (including program tuition, housing, cultural program, international health insurance, and visa fees) is now set at $13,500! At this new rate, we still continue to review students for additional need-based scholarships.
The AUCA-Bard Study Abroad Program offers intellectually adventurous students a unique opportunity to study alongside peers from 25 different countries at one of the region's most prestigious English-language universities.
Students undertake a full course load, pursuing their academic interests in one of five tracks:
Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
International and Comparative Politics
Russian and Central Asian Languages
Outside of the traditional classroom, participants develop a deeper understanding of the region's history and contemporary development through a rich cultural program, participation in internship/volunteer opportunities, and housing in AUCA's international student dormitory or with a host family.
More detailed program information is available at the AUCA-Bard website. Any questions about the program or the application process can be directed to email@example.com or 845-758-7110.
Announcement: SENIOR PRIZE IN LITERARY TRANSLATION
Deadline: 5pm on April 23, 2012.
The Department of Comparative Literature is pleased to invite graduating seniors in all departments at the University of Michigan to submit entries for our annual prize in literary translation. This prize is intended to encourage undergraduate students to develop projects (through previous coursework or on their own initiative) in translating a literary text originally written in another language into English. Submissions are due on the last of day of classes for the winter term, and will be judged by a team of faculty members in Comparative Literature. A prize of $250 will be awarded during the week before graduation May 3rd, 2013.
RULES FOR SUBMISSION
All graduating seniors affiliated with any department at the University of Michigan are eligible to submit a translation.
Students may choose to translate into English any literary text (or excerpt of a literary text) that was originally written in any other language and in any literary genre (e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction).
A submission should consist of your own original translation (no more than 10 pages), and a brief translator's preface (no more than 5 pages) that introduces the text and author you have translated and explains your method of translation. If you have worked significantly with previously available translations, glosses, or commentaries, please note these in your translator's preface.
Please submit your translation anonymously in the following format: 1) your translator's preface and translation WITHOUT your name; 2) a copy of the text you have translated in its original language; 3) a separate cover sheet (listing your name and your department, the title and author of the text you have translated, and your contact information including email, phone, and home mailing address)
Your submission should be delivered in THREE hard copies to the Department of Comparative Literature (2015 Tisch Hall) no later than 5pm on April 23, 2012.
April 08, 2013
Announcement: Essay Contest - Free trip to Azerbaijan
Deadline: May 1, 2013
The Embassy of Azerbaijan to the United States and the Karabakh Foundation with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan announce an essay competition:
"What do I know about Azerbaijan?"
The 10 best entries will win one week trip to Azerbaijan, consisting of cultural exchange, volunteer activities, visiting historical monuments and instructive presentations.
The essay competition is open to students of high schools and colleges located in the United States. Applications are invited to choose any of the following themes for their essay:
-Azerbaijan- a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional nation
-Azerbaijan and the Unites States: 21 years of strong partnership and fruitful cooperation
-Azerbaijan's growing international presence and active foreign policy
-Impact of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on development of Azerbaijani society
-Role of the oil and gas strategy of Azerbaijan in the country's economic and social development.
-Azerbaijan at the crossroads of civilizations
-Traditional music at the heart of Azerbaijani culture.
Essays must be original and written in English
Essays must contain between 1,000 and 2,500 words and typed in Arial 12 font
Essays must be submitted by May 1st, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Every entry must be accompanied by:
Short Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Winners will be selected by an expert group based on the content of the essay and the quality of the resource material used. All expenses (visa fees, transportation, accommodation and meals) of winners related to the 7-day trip to Azerbaijan will be covered by the organizers. The trip to Azerbaijan will take place by the end of June or beginning of July 2013.
All essay-writers will receive a letter of acknowledgement from the Embassy of Azerbaijan to the United States and from the Karabakh Foundation. Competition winners will also receive a special certificate from the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
For more information please contact the Embassy of Azerbaijan at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Karabakh Foundation at email@example.com.
April 05, 2013
Announcement: AATSEEL 2013 Book Awards Competition
Deadline: May 1, 2013
The Publications Committee of AATSEEL is soliciting nominations for its annual awards competition. As in the past, awards will be given for “Best Book in Literary/Cultural Studies,” “Best Translation into English,” “Best Contribution to Slavic Linguistics,” and “Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy.” For the prizes in literary/cultural studies, translation, and linguistics, all books published in 2011 and 2012 are eligible. For the prize in language pedagogy, books, textbooks, computer software, testing materials, and other instructional tools published in 2010, 2011 or 2012 are eligible. Full eligibility requirements and selection procedures are described on the AATSEEL book prize webpage: http://www.aatseel.org/about/prizes/
To make a nomination in any of these four categories, please contact Justin Weir via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2013.
Feel free to contact Justin Weir with any other questions.
April 01, 2013
Announcement: Wilson Center Launches a New Digital Archive of declassified official documents
The Wilson Center has launched a new Digital Archive of declassified official documents from nearly 100 different archives in dozens of countries that provide fresh, unprecedented insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.The new website features uniquely powerful new search tools, an intuitive user-interface, and new educational resources such as timelines, analysis from leading experts, and biographies of significant historical figures.
Topics include the Cold War, Sino-Soviet relations, etc.
March 21, 2013
Announcement: AWSS 2013 Graduate Essay Prize
Deadline: September 1, 2013
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Graduate Essay Prize.
The Graduate Essay Prize is awarded to a chapter or article-length essay on any topic in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a woman, or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies written by a woman or a man. This competition is open to current doctoral students and to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2012-2013. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written during the academic year 2012-2013. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages, including reference matter, and in English. The deadline for submissions is September, 1 2013. Complete instructions on how to submit an essay for consideration may be found on the AWSS website
December 12, 2012
Announcement: New Bibliographic Database in Slavic and East European Studies
A new bibliographic database in the field of Slavic and East European Studies is now available. The Slavic Humanities Index is a cover-to-cover indexing tool encompassing important scholarly and cultural periodicals in the humanities of Central, Eastern, and South-eastern Europe. This interdisciplinary index includes bibliographic citations of articles in history, philosophy, literature, linguistics, cultural, borderland, regional studies, ethnology, and library and archival sciences. Thus, the database allows cross-cultural and cross-discipline searching. The periodicals indexed in the database are published in Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
Indexing begins with 1994 and is up-to-date with the latest available issue. At the moment, the database includes approximately 100,000 records and in the following months more records will be added that will constitute around 160,000 records from 147 Slavic periodicals. This is an open-end project and in the future, more periodicals will be indexed in the database. The database can be searched in vernacular languages, in the Library of Congress and International transliteration systems. It will be updated weekly.
Created by Nadia Zavorotna.
For more information, please visit: slavus.ca